* Posts by Simon Riley

27 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Aug 2007

Axon takes 100mpg wonder car for a spin

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I initially read that as 100mph. Imagine my disappointment!

Tiny tots trial touchscreen tech

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@old news

I imagine a good chunk of the £££ goes on the need for the table to be a lot more crayon/pen/choccy-proof than traditional interactive whiteboards.

Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility

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It's a fucking web browser

Very, very true. No surprise that El Reg is that rarest of things in tech reporting - a voice of reason.

MS beefs up WinXP Pro's anti-piracy nagware

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Even the pirates have a hard time selling Vista

"it would be below us to suggest that even the pirates have a hard time selling Vista"

Reg I salute you!

Red Devil assaults Burnley FC's stadium roof

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Burnley + aerial gimmicks

In a town where the locals still point at planes they should avoid aerial pre-match gimmicks.

Have they found their blimp yet?

Staying down 4 ever, love Rovers!

Ubuntu trumpets aromatic pistou of borage

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Possilby an urban myth but I heard there was one called Beau Locks

Software outfit keeps Vulcan airborne

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It's true. I saw a Vulcan refuelled at an airshow in 1982 and it's an experience that'll stay with me all my life.

Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition

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@Craig Ringer

Really thorough answer - thanks very much!

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Is it me or would ext3, being a journalling filesystem, "wear out" the SSD quicker. Wouldn't ext2 be a safer choice?

I'm in no way an expert so feel free to contradict me.

UK's tallest bovine soars to 6ft 6in

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World Record?

Surely the world record for the UK's tallest bovine would be the UK record.

Hyundai and Kia's latest pitch to US drivers - Windows

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We'll fix your brakes the next Patch Tuesday!

No more Fords for me, then.

Yes! It's the sawed-off USB key!

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...and if you get a Crucial GIZMO stick there's 4GB of storage. I'll be knocking one of those up when the bits arrive!

Jimmy Wales resigns from Wikipedia

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April 1st

A happy April fools day to you all!

Swedish cops probe flying fermented fish attack

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Best Eaten Outdoors

This is the stuff with the "best eaten outdoors" warning on the label, right?

Bluetooth's coming home

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Yet another reason to keep Bluetooth deactivated

Just what don't I want at the football. My phone going off every 10 minutes. It's bad enough replying to all the "was that really offside?" and "Pedersen's a complete waste of space" without getting a dozen adverts for Nuts magazine or whatever.

I realise I can only speak for myself here but I prefer to watch the damned game.

Sidcup massive threatens Reg hack

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Frontier Gibberish

A shining example of pure frontier gibberish. Thanks for sharing!

Deadly planet-smash asteroid was actually Euro probe

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Re: Size

"These are small. Those are far away"

W1NNT number plate vendor mocks L1NUX

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The winner would need the right car

The buyer of W1NNT would need something appropriately dull, clunky and mid-90s to slap their cherished plate on. A rusting Mondeo perhaps. With a Blur cassette stuck in the stereo as your only ICE.

RM readies Linux sub-laptop... for £169

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Where can I get one?



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I've been drooling these Asus mini-thingies for ages. That's the xmas present to self sorted then!

Pilot sacked for footie star on flightdeck shocker

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Surely this is commonplace?

Surely kids are shown the flight deck all the time or is that something else that's a thing of the past in this increasingly po-faced world?

(as there's a hint of Airplane about this I feel compelled to add "and don't call me Shirley")

Greenland's super-melty summer

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At least 946 Wales

Back of a cig packet calculations: that's at least 946 Wales

Retail giants to crack whip over digital dawdlers

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Out in the sticks

Out in the sticks there are still areas with no digital tv, like where my folks live (they've also no Channel Five so it's not all bad).

I hope they'll have that sorted before they stop selling analogue tellies.

Dino-killing asteroid traced back 160m years

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Size of Wales?

It's all very well saying 170km. What's that in real money? (i.e. compared to the size of Wales)

Venezuela plans crackdown on bloody silly names

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Yes Mileidy

Nothing difficult about pronouncing Mileidy. Just take your cues from Thunderbirds' Parker.

Pirated Simpsons movie traced to phone

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Write out 1000 times

I bet whoever watched that copy had a massive laugh at Bart writing out "I will not illegally download this movie" on the blackboard.

Designer breaks up trad PC design

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@ Anonynmous

If you're going to slate a web site's grammar, get your own right.

"One thing lets you down..... The typos and grammar errors."

Last I checked that's 2 things.