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V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

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Yay!!

STOB!!

Verily, Verity, it hath been an age since you last graced these hallowed pages.

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jai

so long, in fact, that i'd given up reading El Reg on a daily basis. very glad to have a Stob article to read to get me through having to work is week. my Xmas has come early!! :)

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Rose Tinted?

"a pair of spectacles that nearly runs SharePoint"

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Re: Rose Tinted?

Best bit of the whole article. Microsoft's problems encapsulated in a single clause.

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There should be a Prize

For this work alone!!

Brilliant!

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Happy

Malus aforethought

Yea verily, Verity!

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Thank you, Verity

I was just about to comment on the re-design thread on the seeming (coincidental?) lack of stories worth reading, when I saw yours. Perhaps I'll wait until after Christmas before complaining.

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Fantastic

That is all :)

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Nailed it

Superb writing.

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If there had been patents of litigation ...

...would the lawyers have been riding skinned dire wolves? After all, "A barrister always flays his pets."

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And what a joy to read another of V.R.R.Stob's marvellous missives. Made my day...thank you, Ms. Stob.

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STOB!

Welcome back to your second home!

(Most folks here have no idea what Dr. Dobbs Journal is/was.)

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Anonymous Coward

Your politics are showing.

The picture is from the scene that "Game of Thrones" had to reshoot. Look closely. It is G.W. Bush. The producers "just happened" to have a prop of GWB's head laying around.

The new DVD's don't have that picture. So I guess I have a collectors item. I doubt it will be as valuable as the original "White" album though.

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Re: Your politics are showing.

That is an El Reg stock image, from when they ran the story about HBO having to re-shoot that scene. Much like the use of the head in the show, the re-use of this image is about economy, not politics. El Reg didn't want to create/commission/beg/borrow/steal a new GoT-related image; HBO re-used the head because those things are bleedin' expensive, and they didn't think anyone would recognize the re-cycled shrub.

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Re: Your politics are showing.

I switched to w3m almost completely* for El Reg (cuts both the white wastelands and immense immages from the Monstrous Makeover). The alt text displayed for that image is Bush in Game of Thrones; hardly a hidden attempt at political manipulation.

*I do use the "night theme" on xombrero from time to time, but something on El Reg seems to kill xombrero regularly, even without js)

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Re: Your politics are showing.

"The picture is from the scene that "Game of Thrones" had to reshoot."

If the Reg is paying for rights to use the piccy, wouldn't it have been cheaper and delivered better image quality by asking IS for a rights-free picture of a real head on stick?

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LDS
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The perl is the final interview...

... with the interviewer who already knows everything....

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<likes>

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truly nice

Good read on an otherwise extremely dull day.

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"a pair of spectacles that nearly runs SharePoint"

As long as nobody gets any ideas about glasses that run Power Point.

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Thank you for this fine wordsmithing...

...or is it wordsmiting?

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Re: Thank you for this fine wordsmithing...

Wouldn't that be Flay, Spay or whatever that new Facepointbookpower MsThing is called

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foreshadowing

Heh... on reading "Maeiouster" in the first paragraph, my first thought was "that's an awful lot of vowels". The buildup to the extremely bad pun ("disemvowling") at the end was very well wrought.

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WinTen is coming

whether you want it or not.

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Re: WinTen is coming

Really? I thought it was just breathing hard.

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I missed this!

Still dying at "Malus aforethought" and all the rest.

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