* Posts by Pete Randall

15 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jul 2007

Boffins boil down witch-repelling brew

Pete Randall

Someone chuck it at Wacky Jacqui...

nuff said

mine's the one with the spell book in the pocket

Wolverine leak claims first victim?

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@Dennis/DutchOven: It was a good review


"I doubt anyone else has seen this film. But everyone can relax. I am, in fact, amazed about how great Wolverine turned out. It exceeds expectations at every turn."

BBC botnet 'public interest' defence rubbished by top IT lawyer

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"powerful public interest"

Guy Fawkes used similar arguments, didn't he? Maybe now there's scope for some "change" in parliament....

Mines the one with suspicious wires dangling from pockets

Satellites crash over Siberia: Iridium bird destroyed

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@Mark Wills

Maybe if they were very solid objects, however instead they're quite fragile. LEO orbits are in the region of 8km/s, and these satellites are quite massy.

Get two meringue nests and smack them together really hard (clap your hands together while holding one in each). Now how many pieces do you have?

UK launches major road signage review

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I can see this happening...


Brits are Europe's biggest gadget buyers - official

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Not surprising...

...considering the cost of the bleedin' stuff. Drop the UK prices to US price levels and our spending would nearly halve.

Mines the one with the PS3 in the pocket

Burned by Chrome - Fire put out

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How does it identify that content?

How does Google work out just what that content is except where such things have been directly posted to Google owned machines? A cynic might suggest that Chrome keeps a record and reports it back to Google....

Obama bloats Vista by 11MB

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Vista dictionary: 700 words

Vista install seems to be around 8GB - that gives a maximum dictionary size of 727 words. I thought US-English was a bit dumbed down.

Mine's the one with the OED in the pocket...

Two top posts at NPfIT are still empty

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...no comment on the outgoing chief information officer's name? It's a "Swindell" if ever I saw one.

Mines the one stuffed full of contractors cash...

Canadian geeks to turn off the tech

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Wot, not mention of ....

...needing to do this periodically to clean out the inter-tubes?

Send your loved one's ashes to the Moon for $10k

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Cue littering lawsuits...

... from all those clueless individuals who bought an acre on the moon.

Mine's the airtight one with the domed hat

Tiscali sets 200,000 TV subscriber target

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@ Tiscali BB sucks

yep, although I just rang to get my MAC code and they (a) lowered my rental to £15, and (b) upgraded me to 8Mb/s true unlimited* while (c) not insisting on restarting a contract. Oh, and they gave me a tenner to boot.

Still a pants connection, will see if changing DNS improves things

*: The nice fella assured me that they only began monitoring on this tariff if I did 10GB/day Am waiting to see what the new Ts&Cs say

International manhunt tracks pedophile suspect to Thailand

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Get with the times, Mr Goodin:


His name's Christopher Paul Neil, 32, an English teacher from Canada.

US trade body knocks up disk drive, PC vendors

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I think a "permanent decease and desist order" is a bit excessive - I'd be worried if I was to be served with one of those...

NASHA ashtronauts too fly to drunk

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If given the boot...

...they could always go and work for an airline like Virgin