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Giant spawn hammer on Antarctica map. Thanks, Google Waze

Updated Some anonymous clown has drawn a, well, giant spawn hammer on Antarctica by using Google’s crowdsourced map-‘n’-satnav app Waze. The offending phallus is located in “DeathToTrumpVille”, next to the “Trump Hotel is Nasty and Awful” hotel – but is curiously positioned on the descriptively monikered Long and Winding Road. …
Gareth Corfield, 15 May 2017
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'Do You Want To See My C*ck?' asks budding author

The world of books is buzzing about a new publishing sensation to rival Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, industry sources have revealed to The Register. A groundbreaking proposal from new North West author Duncan Webster arrived at the office of publishing giant Random House last week, but quickly leaked to rivals and has sparked …
Reg Books Desk, 18 Sep 2009
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Surrey schoolkids whip out 12ft todger

The powers that be have ordered the removal of a brick-based jolly jape carried out by pupils from Sutton Grammar School in Surrey - years after school leavers left a message for ET and months after sharp-eyed Google Earth scourers spotted the 12ft todger: 12ft cock written in bricks on roof of Sutton Grammar School Head …
Lester Haines, 12 Jun 2009
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PayPal glitch freezes sellers' cash for weeks

A problem with some PayPal payments being held by the company was just a glitch, not a cunning plan to claw more money out of buyers. Earlier this year PayPal introduced a scheme to flag certain transactions it regarded as suspicious. Payment for items where eBay determined the buyer might be dissatisfied would be held for 21 …
John Oates, 16 Oct 2008

Blazing Vaios: Sony's hot-tops hit the UK, too

Sony secretly wrote to its UK channel partners earlier this week warning them that the company planned to recall some Vaio TZ-series laptops, The Register has learned. The firm, which was forced to recall 440,000 Vaio notebooks worldwide because of wiring faults that could cause overheating, asked its Blighty resellers to “ …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Sep 2008
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Facebook sued for Beacon blunder

Facebook is being sued for breaking privacy and wire-tapping laws by introducing Facebook Beacon - the ad service which tracked what you did on other websites. If you bought something on a partner site working with Facebook then this fact would be displayed on your profile page for all your friends to see. Users were signed up …
John Oates, 15 Aug 2008
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Fringe plan box office balls-up post-mortem next month

Edinburgh Fringe organisers will wait until after the last acts have packed up and gone home before picking over the bones of its box office system fiasco. As we reported yesterday, the group plans to conduct an independent inquiry into the chaotic technical problems the organisation suffered following the botched …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Aug 2008
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Sat nav blunder places The Rock in Skegness

In an epic, multinational sat nav cock-up, a Syrian lorry driver aiming for Gibraltar left Turkey and ended up in Skegness. Only as Necdet Bakimci inched his 32-ton car transporter down a narrow Lincolnshire lane leading to Gibraltar Point nature reserve did he twig that he might have taken a wrong turn, but by this point the …
Robin Lettice, 22 Jul 2008
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Firefox 3 downloads hit 7m despite server FAIL

The Mozilla Foundation’s servers yesterday buckled under the strain of its own PR stunt to convince World+Dog to download Firefox 3 and set a new record over a 24-hour period. So far, at the time of writing, the open source organisation is claiming just over 7m downloads of its latest browser - despite the fact that at launch …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jun 2008
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Edinburgh Fringe ticket site dead as a parrot

Edinburgh Fringe festival organisers admitted yesterday that their box office system is still out of action more than 48 hours after tickets went on sale. In the meantime the company has been telling customers: “All website, telephone and counter sales will remain suspended until we reopen the box office tomorrow [12 June].” …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jun 2008

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