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45% of UK data centres have suffered a natural disaster. Really?

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Natural but not disasters.

I once had a set-to with an expert from NCAR over a broken window. I used it to forecast a large earthquake or a tropical storm - I forget which. He doesn't post on uk.sci.weather these days but recently, neither do I. Scientists can be natural disasters. I had no idea who he was and went for the throat in my usual impeccably impervious manner.

So no great loss there. I on the other hand get upset too easily so my going AWOL is best for everyone, me included. I wonder if he post anonymously. I won't.

Natural big weather depends for convergence on gravity wells called weather fronts, a form of Lagrangian Point. Neutral points tend to attract convergence. Wiggins, a Canadian, in the era of the cowboy was using them to forecast the Storm of the Millennium. He died thinking he was a failure but he forecast Krakatoa instead. You can get his manual on the Gutenberg Project.

Today the Canadian-EFS is perfect for forecasting US tornadoes or world-wide volcanic eruptions. IKYN, anyone can do it if they know the rules for noughts and crosses.

Another mystic (in Coimbatore) with a lousy IT facility, uses/used? (retired now?) a ladder fixed top and bottom to a concrete wall. You can quite easily imagine how that works, he has no idea. California a land of eccentrics that easily matches Britain's quotient has any number of adepts. It has something to do with purine nucleotides I think. I believe they become more soluble during volcanic unrest. the solute is liable to sedimentation on a tidal scale. Just guessing obviously.

But back to the subject, old kit is liable to disruption during earthquake activity but so is modern stuff. The problem is likely to be crystals in the electronics. For that reason old kit that has stood the test of time can still be working perfectly in the periods of high outages. (Look for Blocking Highs in the Atlantic Approaches.)

Keep a couple of spare old-faithfuls running as a back-up. If you don't switch them off too often, they may never be needed. Good luck.

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Config file wipe blunder caused deadly Airbus A400M crash – claim

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magnitude 7 or larger earthquakes tend to occur the same week as a large aircraft crash. I'm not sure how to make use of this information in a fail#safe check,

But it is a fact.

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Condoleezza to China: 'The rules' mean cyber-spying isn't allowed

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Every once in a while..

“The Chinese are finding now that there's a trade-off between wanting to be a global economic player. So they've not made that mistake with Alibaba. They are delighted that Alibaba is in the markets and that the IPO was a stunning success. Once in a while they call [founder and chair] Jack Ma and remind him it's a Chinese company – the propaganda people do.”

....a chimpanzee wakes up with a tequila sunrise that needs a coke to stop blinding him, picks up the phone and calls the White House and tells the operator that Syria used to be a hewckuvva good place to sneak people on unmarked aircraft.

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Israeli firm gets legal on Indian techie over ISP ad injection spat

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Re: Absolutely everything about this is insane and bad.

And (shakes head) reads in a Calcutta accent."oh no no no"(/yes)

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Absolutely everything about this is insane and bad.

And (shakes head) reads in a Calcutta accent.

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Something in the air

Is this added value:

technology that allows "operators to boost network speed, optimise video, web traffic and generate over-the-top revenues from the mobile Internet from over-the-top content, that hits your speakers and other hardware in the knackers like good old fashioned standard SONY style malware?

You do know that if nobody causes optical devices and whatever to wear out prematurely EMI etcetera will lose money. Was the bloke in charge a bully called MacLean that used to make Spitfires for Supermarine?

It wast his fault we nearly lost the Battle of Britain!

It was the subcontractors back then too.

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Insight: Have you heard about Windows Server 2003 support?

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The best of British

It all started after the war when British firms realised they could win without ever designing a useful fighter. Top firms could still get loans that permitted them to buy supplies abroad and refuse to finance planning and forsighted acquisitions.

I kid you not.

We got through the Falklands crisis with such Dungberk spirit. Fancy sending one airplane across the Atlantic, fortified with a couple of dozen fuel tankers just to drop one bomb on an airfield and give the entire crew PTSD?

It happened!

But at least we got rid of our Navy really usefully. You couldn't make it up, mainly because we hadn't invented computers and computer games to make it up for until then.

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'I thought we were pals!' Belgium, Netherlands demand answers from Germany in spy bust-up

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Zeb Gargle Blatter should have taken better steps to hide his importuning over the best part of two decades his mates were enjoying freebies (though not taking bribes obviously.)

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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Re: Another reason for a physical key..

I was just wondering how unsafe it all seemed. And just pulling the battery out is no security I take it?

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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Re: This is what the Human Rights Act is for

People who are disenfranchised will create their own legal solutions. And there is no getting them back. What eventually happens is that prisons have to swell to accommodate them but sooner or later people just get used to being outlaws. Easier to live with now that Australia has its' version of a dem...oh...wait

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Snowden scandal latest: NSA, GCHQ lingo-spies replaced by unstoppable RHINEHART robots

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Fuck that shit for brains

Or do a Clint Eastwood*....

*Ref: Grand Torino

If that small brain had his way he would have every resident of Ruby Ridge executed all over again for having a tank of diesel or a dog.

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Eco-loons hack Thirty Meter Telescope website to help the 'natives'

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Talking of Pork Barrels

I'll never forget "the day that will live in infamy" when the rich USAnians removed the Hawaiian royal family.

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Google exec and avid climber dies on Mount Everest

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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/uk.sci.weather/l9SRPYV8cgo[1-25]

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Post Office denies IT blunders led to criminal charges against posties

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Are you inept?

> They can't all be criminals or incompetent.

Of course they can!

All the PO need do is ensure the subbies are hauled into court in front of a rotating series of judges and do them one at a time over a period of years. That'll teach the feckers! Unless they botch the ermmm.... paperwork...

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Re: Refuted?

This is the MO for the PO from the get go.

I remember talking to a devoutly religious man about his nervous breakdown. He said it was pressure from work. He felt morally obligated to count all the money he was sending out to the sub-post offices for HMG. But the time allowance never allowed for this. So his arse was on the line and his head in a vice. Not exactly the way he described it.

Eventually he caved in and did what I presumed all the happy chappies were doing and just guessing the amounts and telling lies in his book-keeping. He said it made his problems go away and once he got his head around the permissions involved for abject dishonesty he stopped suffering.

I wondered how it worked at the other end of the line. I still do... or did, until this article. Confusus he sed perversa quadam molasses foetida.

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NASA guy to White House: Be really careful with that HTTPS stuff

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The Register was unable to contact NASA as of publication.

Please explain.

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Tale of 2 cyber-confabs: Govts, nerds on one side. Shock hotel room searches on the other

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls

But ask how much the absent attendees got paid for not going, instead.

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That's right: FBI agents can't pretend to be ISP repairmen to search homes without a warrant

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Punishment, perhaps, for those who, beyond all reason

But they have a piece of paper/parchment... whatever...

...and lot of lawyers.

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Most of us wouldn't even try

So far nobody retaliates against the government because it is a pointless occupation. And anyway most of us are not totally psychotic. But there are some people, notably Americans, who are not only psychotic but trigger happy too.

Once it becomes public knowledge how the FBI, for example, behaves with, for example, Mafia families and that they quite often screw up like this as though on purpose, expectations and behaviour patterns will change. And that will be interesting.

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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Hot Pockets

>Snowden said he did want to come back, as he missed hot pockets – which is somewhat bizarre considering how foul they are.

"And then you bit into them, and learned once again that Cut-me-own-Throat Dibbler could find a use for bits of an animal that the animal didn't know it had got."

The NSA/CIA/FBI has worked out that with enough fried onions and mustard, people would swallow anything.

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Re: Honey Trap

"unless you're a policeman or an MP"

FTFY

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About sad....

There was once a man of low station that suffered from Google Translation

What ever he done never got won.

Except Register assassination

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What a relief"

Thank you so much Mr Nsaovitch. You have put my heart at rest at last.

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All the flash world needs is more TLC, suggests report

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Re: Let's hope they fix the data degradation problem

> Demand will start to pick up by the start of the third quarter because the cartels will have made their money back (and some) by then

FTFY.

>> after writing data to flash storage, see dramatic performance hit after a month because of the flash controller having to read back this "stale" data.

You are assuming that the data you thought you had backed up did actually make it to you large, brand new USB 3 storage medium. I consider my new toy vapour ware until I have the time to check out 50-odd GB of data.

The problem is I am too frightened too look.

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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Re: I came for the UFOs but stayed for the anal probing

> One wonders what other miracles of injection are being silently performed by network devices, gateways or otherwise, seeing HTTP traffic going hither and forth.

I'm still wondering what sort of an orphanage allowed Cyril Smith to wonder around with his cock up a little boy's bum until he bumped into an unnamed senior police officer coming the other way with his cock up another little boy's arse and nobody in that 5 eyes thing or Ropey Murdoch's stable of rags caught on.

I can't believe that all the money spent by GCHQ/NSA etetera etcetera is just there to help hide petty peckerdildoes. But what else could it be designed for?

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Appeal court bombshell: Google must face British justice for 'Safari spying'

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Duck duck go

I use Linux and can't find things online due to Google's shaped search turning their engine into a circle jek or as we old Brits used to say a load of wank.

Duck duck go castrates Google but all I get is a load of eunuchy nocky gnochi.

Whilst it might help put an end to the endless stream of 60 year old whores on offer, it circumvents my efforts to find news I haven't read weeks ago and hands me back to google for its used condoms when I am trying to research earth science stuff.

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FCC supremo slams big cable in gridiron Robin Hood metaphor mash-up

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I havew to say that

I really don't like the clunky new interface the Register has these days. I don't like the slow loading and I don't like that drop down box that they must have leased from Windows ME

I think I will take a look at Wired or one of the other sites. Pity. I remember when this was a UK based magazine.

Ah well cet la progresse.

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Chattels

Now give me 100 upvotes because that is what this post really needs

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Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’

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Quite right

I am still wondering what Job's did to get the reputation. I don't want to bother reading the book if a local library ever gets a copy but I wouldn't mind reading some facts. (Not that I am nosey or anything, I just want to know.)

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Here; hang on old sport!

You are dissing the man who did more to aid Adolf Hitler than his highest ranking General, Admiral or Air Marshal (until the USAnians stepped in to close him down.) You'll be telling us that Blighty knew all about the WMD from all that antiterrrrrrst phone tapping, next.

You looking to star in a remake of the Man in a Suitcase, or what?

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Successful - like all of us

> just as Gates's work will ultimately contribute to how we assess his life.

BSOD and diseases?

Or FUD and death and diseased?

Not picking on anyone in particular but it is rather interesting that some think he has saved people from diseases when he made millions out of operating systems that relied on third party freeware antiviral medication. If he couldn't get his OSs to function healthily, why should anyone believe he can do what every third world US minion has failed to dictate?

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BlackHat talk hibernated over 0-day in SAP's Afaria mobile manager

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> Get unlimited access to the content on this page when you register

Please register instead of hacking us

FTFYSAP

"SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with regional offices in 130 countries"

Holding off the revelations has allowed umpteen more customers to fund Stupid Arsed Prats. How difficult can it be to change the message above and solve all the problems?

At least they got their name right.

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Favicons used to update world's 'most dangerous' malware

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What will the stooopid do?

It must take intelligence to run a net of bots yet I still end up a winner of stuff like this:

......Your e-mail has been AWARDED the sum of (2.5)MIILLION EUR(OS). Requested Details.

Name:

Last Name:

Ph:

We await your response. Regards,Mrs Vicente Dora.

Can't make up their minds how to say how much it is, don't even know who won and the lousy spelling and grammar don't inspire me to believe I am more clever than people who are going to be duped by me.

So how do they mastermind all this shit?

And what's a Ph: ?

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Swedish city demands £40,000 to repair teenage hacking spree

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Headmaster

> you guys should be

You blokes should be

FTFY

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> makes me think they got a consultancy firm to do it.

It made me think they still hadn't done it at the time of writing, which means that some generous soul still has time to nip in and round up a few passwords with the idea of selling them off for the 40,000 to pay for the lad's seek and ye shall fined

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

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It is hard to believe that company outlasted Groklaw.

Funny though!

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Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops

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> If YOU can't stop the NSA tampering with your own kit, than we can't trust you, and we can't use you.

It won't be all that long, I am sure, before the average computer user decides to learn how to make a modem/router/thingumy out of old parts. If I had a five year old I would make learning how to do that his first job if he ever wants pocket money.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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Re: unappreciated prophets

> not a scientific assessment of what it took to beat a warship including not fighting back, slowly travelling in a straight line, and didn't take counter-measures.

But would have been assaulted with much smaller bombs. And your point is?

Mitchell realised that the limiting factor in the experiment was how much a plane can carry and how far it has to go. Everything else is just a matter of practice and experience -for both sides. The Doolittle raid might have accomplished everything he suggested, had the top brass learned anything from Pearl Harbour. But they never did!

The most incredible lesson from WW2 is that top brass NEVER expect the unexpected. Military training is just not geared for people who have insight.

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

The British didn't have a decent aircraft carrier in W2. Not for those newfangled monoplanes. The carrying capacity still remained with biplanes, not just because the Hurricane needed a half mile long airstrip until some numbnuts realised the Merlin could power three blades.

At sea, aircraft warfare is all about carrying capacity, the Spitfire never ever became a serious gun deck and the Hurricane remained a short range interceptor until the day it retired. The Whirlwind might have made a viable alternative but it only just made it off the drawing board before that too suffered the fate of having half wits in management.

Good old British blimps. They won the war, don't y'know. Made one of the blighters Prime Minister! No good at war or politics mind you, but the Yanks loved him, what?

Kicked him out soon as we realised what he done, -too late by then of course. Still, never mind, eh? What?

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

> Americans didn't have any canvas biplanes so their fleet was safe.

They did have canvas torpedoes so the Japanese fleets were safe too.

The RN not the RAF taught the Japanese in WW2 it was also the RN who set up Top Gun after the USN realised their Aircraft Carriers were being run by clockworknobrains.

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Listed US tech provider bribed Oz bank worker say cops

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Re: A silicon dioxide sandwich

I think the main problem is that the bank is out of sorts with the idea its directors are silly enough to put the money for the bribes in the same bank. And then let the new data processors loose on it.

It does sound a tad silly.

Let's hope they replace them with people who have a clue about IT.

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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Got a little taste of what happened to Muhammed Ali when he said that America landed on him and his people. Now it is going for the white guys as well as the brown ones. Equality finally gets to America.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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> MOOOAAAARRR POWWWWAHHHH!!!

No. Someone has thought of the children. I have heard that they are hoping to sign up Jimmy Harris to run it all for them. Less power to the tomorrow people.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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One of the best

> I haven't read Raising Steam because I was afraid it wouldn't be as good as the earlier books, so there is that to look forward to.

It was as good as you could hope for. The ones to watch out for are the evangelical books of lists some jackjean evolutionists he wrote with foist on his faithful flock.

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> Here's a thought; Put aside your partisan obsessions for just one moment while the rest of us mark the passing of an exceptional human being.

Here is another thought. We have at least one death we can all really look forward to.

Seriously, yesterday I was contemplating that arse of a book he wrote last and reminded of two even worse ones that he jointly wrote with another loser. At least he won't tarnish any further than that. Thinking that at least there are some scumbags I will enjoy news of the nomoreness of is a balm for a sad day.

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The last books and testament

Sad to say that his last books showed how badly Altzheimer's can maul you. Obviously the people he wrote with shouldered most of those books, I hope to god his daughter doesn't do worse:

"Rhianna's father chose Rhianna to be the 'custodian' of the Discworld before he died. Rhianna has clarified that she will 'hold the reins' of the Discworld, rather than actively participate in the series, and that she will most likely not be writing any 'new' Discworld novels."

I would rather them mustruming on the shelves of the great unseen than that.

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Cyber-whizs partake in mass eye-roll event over latest leaks: CIA spies 'spying on iPhones'

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Rhetorical Questions...

...deserve thumbs ups, especially when asked on mobile devices.

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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So long and thanks for the new plaice

I used to write on H2G2 when it was owned by the BBC. I soon grew out of that but Wikipedia is not the answer. Them damn Yankees believe in democracy and that as any Royalist knows mutually exclusively excludes meritocracy. If us British were to put an ape in high office we would at least choose one competent enough to make it as a librarian. (And it wouldn't reign bananas!)

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MENOPAUSAL KILLER WHALES are wise old birds, trick-cyclists claim

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Have a sarcastic upvote

For being so bloody clever you can discern a non scientist from never having met a person before. If that isn't worth an up-vote on the Internet, nothing is. OK, so nothing is. (But that isn't going to stop me.)

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Proportional representation

> Had he gone around to their house with a couple of pals carrying baseball bats that would have been out of proportion.

I don't think so. The way that some people respond to trolls is to allow them free rein. The result of that is a crippled internet where only lice live. A short pithy question is about all that most dullards need to wake them up or rattle their cages, whatever. But the sort of thing going on here was too far over the top for gentle, laid back argument and electronic reasoning.

In this case, gentlemanly conduct requires the administration of discipline.

> Most of these people would never, ever utter these kinds of comments to their victims' faces.

But some would?

That's what I think too.

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