* Posts by Tim Jenkins

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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"...all churches will be closed down?"

Nah; just the ones which have issues with traditions, beliefs, histories, science, sexualities and gender roles that differ from their own teachings, and encourage their 'faithful' to act accordingly.

Oh, wait....

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Election? Pah. Here's the REAL question: Who’s the SEXIEST MP?

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Re: Conservative Majority again.

Yup; a classic PJ line:

“No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal”

from one of the collected essays in 'Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer'.

By coincidence, my current bedtime reading. Apparently out-of-print, though.

("Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys” also seems apposite ; )

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Intel has ambitions to turn modems into virtual servers and reinvent broadband

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Re: Yet more scope for malware.

"...At this rate we will shortly be needing to do AV scans on our CAT5 cables...."

There's already that potentially exploitable ARM-chippery in Lightning connectors...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/16/apple_lightning_cable_hack/

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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Re: Health is touted as the Watch’s killer app

And those 'extra' 10 years will be in the wrong place.

I'd like mine somewhere between 25 and 35, please. Back when I had the life experience to avoid a lot of mistakes, but was fit enough to survive making them anyway....

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Microsoft to offer special Surface 3 for schools

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Re: Not shiny enough

"...Teachers and kids prefer shiny kit. Read Apple..."

As do the scrotes. Village primary round these parts was on the front page of the local paper with the kids proudly showing off shiny new iPads as generous donor shook hands with Head Teacher. Headline not long after was "School Burgled"...

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Re: Too late the "future" is here.

"...Kids don't watch TV. They watch their peers Youtube channels..."

Not if they're using that hand-me-down first gen iPad, they're not....

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Ex-Windows designer: Ballmer was dogmatic, Sinofsky's bonkers, and WinPho needs to change

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Re: Sounds like a Mental Health Institution

"...some sociopath..."

800 SAT

magna cum laude from Harvard College

dropped out of Stanford Graduate School of Business to join Microsoft as 30th employee

Personal net worth of $20 billion or so (plus the LA Clippers)

I mean, yes, the guy may well be a sociopath, and may well have made many, many poor decisions (like MS missing mp3 players, smartphones AND tablets on his watch), but that's still smarter than your average bear...

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Internet kingmakers cry mercy over mad dash to fill global DNS throne

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Hey; it's only the Internet

I'm sure we can all find something more productive to do without it....

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Netflix teams with AWS to launch VHS-as-a-service

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Re: Yes, Pre-warned

That was the joke story? Damn...

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Bongfire of Inanity: Jakarta rozzers enforce mass chill-out

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Nice to see our Indonesian cousins are continuing the great LEA tradition of grossly inflating the value of seizures in order to perpetuate the myth of the War on Drugz.

(And there's no way that pile of herbal bricks is three tonnes...)

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ZTE's stealthy Nubia: China-made Google-free Android mobe

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Re: Difficult to choose...

Google wants to monitor my life in order to push adverts at me, and the Chinese Government wants to prevent me from liberating Tibet

Of the two, I'm rather more worried by Google...

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Re: sigh!

On Channel 5 it would be a game show.

Working title: "Shafted!"

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Nesting falcons interrupt £200m Vodafone 4G mast upgrades

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Raptor in the Middle

Already covered by RFC 6214

"...routing carriers through the territory of predatory carriers may potentially cause severe packet loss. It is strongly recommended that these factors be considered in the routing algorithm used to create carrier routing tables. Implementers should consider policy-based routing to ensure reliable packet delivery by routing around areas where territorial and predatory carriers are prevalent..."

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6214

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AUTOPILOT: Musk promises Tesla owners a HANDS-OFF hands-on

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"...It doesn't mean you can fire your chaffeur..."

but you should be able to outsource them to a remote chaffeuring facility in India ; )

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Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed, say trick-cyclists

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"Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed"

- just not when there's someone else there?

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LOHAN unleashes 'waiting for the FAA' collector mug

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Re: What is the actual hold up?

Possibly something on the lines of an aversion to having a bunch of foreigners, some bearded, and all with very strange accents, gathering on a US aeronautical facility to carry out the last stages of a complex plan involving flying things, lots of which was discussed and refined in a very dubious internet forum by people with weird nicknames?

Just a thought...

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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"...The exact location is not being revealed..."

unless they forgot to turn off the GPS-tagging on their phones...

(http://gizmodo.com/5965295/vice-magazine-just-accidentally-revealed-where-john-mcafee-is-hiding)

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Revival of fortune: Mad Catz Mojo Android gaming micro console

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FTFY

"But if you are looking at something like Facebook on a 42-inch TV you may as well just l̶̲̅o̶̲̅g̶̲̅-̶̲̅i̶̲̅n̶̲̅ ̶̲̅t̶̲̅h̶̲̅r̶̲̅o̶̲̅u̶̲̅g̶̲̅h̶̲̅ ̶̲̅C̶̲̅h̶̲̅r̶̲̅o̶̲̅m̶̲̅e̶̲̅ GET A F*CKING LIFE!"

Sorry; it's been a tough day...

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Re: A chill just went up and down my spine at this....

So, another encrypted channel for those wicked people to use in plotting the supremacy of the Caliphate; has someone told the P.M. about this?

(Actually, the thought of a bearded fundie whispering his fiendish plans to Barbie in order to communicate with his co-conspirators is just too precious to miss...)

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Windows 10 for phones: Stepping towards the One True Windows

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Re: Do you feel that highlander?

'One Windows' always brings to mind a different movie (/book/radio-series/animation/game/lego)

Ash fitog durbatulûk, ash fitog gimbatul,

ash fitog thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

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Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'

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Re: Really?

"...medical research that states that regular masturbation is good for you..."

The NHS recommends "breaking up long periods of sitting time with shorter bouts of activity for just one to two minutes", so there's a use for the countdown timer function too...

(http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/sitting-and-sedentary-behaviour-are-bad-for-your-health.aspx)

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

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"...outlawed smokers..."

Nah; they've obviously just moved on to vaping....

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WhatDaHell, WhatsApp? Student claims 'stalker' tool shows security flaws

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Enough with the pics of 'photogenic' females to illustrate these stories, please; it's getting embarrassing.

More firearms on piles of cash would be fine, though...

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M0n0wall comes tumbling down as dev throws in the trowel

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"m0n0wall should be celebrated, not ridiculed"

Damn right - we used it for years on our Guest network (running for months on end hosted on an antique PII) and only retired it because the newer OSX devices started interpreting its captive portal function as a hostile interception - an Apple change rather than a failing in m0n0wall itself...

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Got $600 for every Win Server 2003 box you're running? Uh-oh

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Re: Over a barrel.

A nice barrel too: 4" Colt Python, I reckon...

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Wanted: Brit Facebook and Twitter trolls for counter-jihad psyops

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This 77 designation

How about 'the 1001101st' ?

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Re: Call me old fashioned

"...let Tommy Robinson loose..."

Misread that as 'Tony Robinson', and thought "That's a bit harsh on archaeologists, but I guess it might work" ; )

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I though exactly the same; struck me as either some kind of heavy-handed 'military humour' or a rather crass political decision within the MOD; it's not like it's hard to come up with a 'new' unit number, after all, and not try to draw a clumsy linkage between a genuinely ballsy unit of real warriors, and Twits

(and if we're going to do historical references, the Bible-verses-on-sniper-scopes thing did it better...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trijicon_biblical_verses_controversy

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Re: Call me old fashioned

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'nuff said.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.

True, but they probably don't expect those devices to be able to digest a pirated Office 2003 CD or attach to their Argos-issue USB printer, which they did when they bought that temptingly priced netbook, took it home and found Lin-something-or-other on it...

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Google boffins PROVE security warnings don't ... LOOK! A funny cat!

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Re: Attackers...

"You have just clicked on a Google AdWord-promoted site link which will happily charge you an 'administration fee' for an otherwise free UK Government or other service. But we don't care, because we got our cut. So go right ahead. It's fine. Honest. Look; we're Google, would we lie to you?"

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Can't afford a BMW or Roller? Just HACK its doors open!

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Re: Was there something terribly wrong with using a key?

"...use them to open doors..."

Also recalcitrant floor traps and jammed RJ45 socket covers. Try that with a BMW fob...

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Drunk on Friday night? Then YOU probably DIDN'T spot Facebook's privacy tweak

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"...copper-haired boydroid..."

PLEASE tell me that's his Oculus avatar ; )

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Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

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Re: Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

"Not if you act it out"

Depends; is it a solo performance, and are you doing the Daenerys/Drogo scenes, or almost any part involving Theon's parts?

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Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

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Re: Landfill

The whole "Landfill Android" tag is getting a bit out of date anyway. The £29.99 unit which I picked up for the Mrs at a certain blue-alien-promoted highstreet catalogue shop (I declined the 'mandatory' £10 top-up) is turning out to be perfectly viable for her browsing and messaging habits and even copes with iPlayer / Netflix. It's somwhat less than a 5" screen, but then she has very small hands...

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Wheeee! BT preps for FIVE HUNDRED MEGABIT broadband trial

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Holy shokushu goukan, Batman!

2Gbs? That's one hell of a lot of tentacle-porn...

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: What I do not understand..

Like the £36 I just got stung to get my address changed on a motor insurance policy, it was probably an 'administration fee'...

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Friends, Canadians, countrymen: Would you buy a GOLD PLATED BlackBerry Passport?

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Re: Nice try...

Mr Ratner undersold his products. I've been wearing one of his infamous 99p 'gold' earrings ("...cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn't last as long...") through the side of my nose since the late 1980s, and it's yet to turn green and/or fall off. Neither, last time I checked, has my nose.

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

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Re: What's new?

And many of those sites helpfully offer you new versions of Flash to download and install before you can watch, just to be sure it works. Or so I'm told. By a friend. Obviously.

(Mind you, it's getting quite hard to see anything past all of these extra browser toolbars and full-screen pop-ups, so I could be mistaken)

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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Does it turn

'coloured' into 'cringing apology'?

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: I always

I always felt 'Sex Lives of the Potato Men' was deliberately misunderstood by the critics, largely due to Johnny Vegas taking the lead role. The same film starring Timothy Spall and with a Mike Leigh directors credit would have been hailed as a Palme d'Or candidate for being a "brave and gritty representation of underclass Britain", or some such tosh...

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Re: Dumb lists

Brando and that butter. The horror, the horror....

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Re: Hmmmm...

"...landing under the White Cliffs of Dover*..."

*actually filmed at the Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex, which Wikipedia notes a being "a stand-in for the more famous White Cliffs of Dover, since they are relatively free of anachronistic modern development and are also allowed to erode naturally". The film makers probably wanted to imply that they were part of the well-known Nottinghamshire coastline...

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Re: Hmmmm...

Ah, yes, Prince of Thieves. Where the opening montage has them landing under the White Cliffs of Dover, announcing that they will be in Nottingham by nightfall (170 miles), and then travelling there via a slight detour of 120 miles further north to Hadrian's Wall. Outstanding!

(but totally redeemed by Alan Rickman, of course. There must be a 'Costner-free' edit around somewhere...)

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

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Re: Define Accessible...

"...some people have logins who shouldn't have...."

and some people are scout leaders who shouldn't be.

(although my own unfortunate experiences were as a cadet with the St John Ambulance back in the 80s, which seemed to attract an even weirder bunch of 'leaders' than the Scouts did. Something to do with the black paramilitary uniform with silver Maltese Crosses, and the regular bandaging and CPR practice, perhaps. Yuch.)

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

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"...police, who are working a theory that a gang might be involved..."

Just not the kind of "gang" the 'victims' were hoping for, presumably...

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Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS

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Made me think of the opening sequence of "The Martian Chronicles" (1980), where the camera pulls back to reveal the city just out of sight of Viking 1. Still haunts me, that image...

(about 2m 15s into https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWen9WZhztU , and try not to be watching it 4 1/2 hours later)

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Tesla S P85+: Smiling all the way to the next charging point

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giant Scalextric tracks

"...stick a couple of metal brushes on the bottom of the car..."

Bit of a pain having to stop every few miles to clear off the cat fur and stray pubes, though...

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

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"Fuckign Technology is amazing"

and can be replicated by most keen amateurs in 6-9 months by applying more Fuckign (assuming compatible and opposite gametes)

Sadly, then takes 15-25 years to mature into useful next-generation technology, if you're lucky....

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You're late, Falcon 9: Look what you've done to NASA’s DSCOVR launch!

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Re: between 15 and 60 minutes warning ... to do what, exactly?

Well, yes, but what I'm intrigued by is HOW? It seems like rather short notice to shield all those transformers, particularly after having to fill out the 'working at heights' Risk Assessment form for each pole...

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