* Posts by Mycho

1899 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

'2nd referendum' topples site

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Re: 2nd Referendum

It's a valid argument but the horse has already bolted. It would, sadly, be wrong to backdate something like this. It should have been done before the referendum but then people were worried that Remain might only win by a handful of votes.

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Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

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"Westminster"

Especially in Holyrood I've noticed.

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Where's the balancing article?

We need one for the argument that it doesn't make any different whether you're in or out because both options are equally terrible.

Call it the Shake It All About viewpoint.

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Major Tim Peake comes home to a gastronaut's Sunday roast

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Tube based mush?

Dude, the sixties went that way. Astronauts eat solid food.

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Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS

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Might I suggest renaming your band? Medieval Terror Bastards is already 30% of the way to becoming a semi-official Register title for Daesh, the same way that various companies get summarised as Box-shifters or whatever.

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I committed crimes because of D&D. The papers said so.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Can we see a playmobil tribute?

Also if he's being cremated, got a weather balloon handy?

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Chinese loan sharks seek salacious selfies as collateral

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Re: Shurely

This is exploitation?

It's a payday loan company, it's just a little bit scummier than most of them.

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Dyfed-Powys Police fined for publicising pervs' particulars

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For some reason...

Because sex offenders on the run from vigilantes are much more likely to reoffend, It's really not difficult to understand.

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

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Robin Hood

Robin of Sherwood did it best. Everyone was overjoyed when Richard came back and put everything to rights, only to continue John's policy of bleeding the country dry before buggering off to Normandy to waste all the English money fighting johnny foreigner over two square miles of fuck all. Then he died and John was back in power again.

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Re: Ulster Fry

Or somebody with arteries.

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Re: I must come from a different planet?

And don't get me started on all those rugby war-dances!

Being offended is your brain's last line of defence against learning something new.

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UK Home Sec makes concessions to please Snoopers' Charter opposition

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Re: Prime Minister signing off on slurping MPs' comms

You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment.

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Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

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Re: Let the Gnashing begin

People act like it's something new. Famke Janssen was seriously considered as Jane Bond before she was cast as Onnatopp.

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It wouldn't even take a reboot, the usual "rebuttal" only proves that Dalton was playing the same man as Lazenby.

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Re: Wrong shaming

Is Yahoo still the default in Linux Mint?

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FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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"The rate of murders in cities across America have been going up this year, raising questions over why. "

*cough*Trump*cough*

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Spying on you using fake social media profiles: One Scots council could

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This is what caused Neverseconds

There was a massive embarrassment when Argyll and Bute council bullied an 8 year old girl for letting people find out what school dinners were like. It happenned because one of their communications team was doing the fake social media thing. This meant the whole team were on administrative leave when the schoolgirl hit the press and the story was addressed by ... one of the cleaners or something. Anyway, not someone with any PR skillz.

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Google asks Unicode to look over 13 new emoji showing professional women

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Re: Discriminatory

Also both the male and female rockstars appear to be David Bowie at different stages in his career.

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Re: irony1 ˈʌɪrəni/

- The desire to communicate a true representation of professional anything via emojis.

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Lauri Love: 'Britain's FBI' loses court attempt to evade decryption laws

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Surely this case is going to be both complex and harrowing.

USA vs Love is a battlefield, I tell you, a battlefield!

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Japanese artist fined for virtual vagina files

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Gee, spot the original puns.

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Researcher arrested after reporting pwnage hole in elections site

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Re: Breaking into computers you don't own..

Lee County might be Lincolnshire 2.0

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Re: Breaking into computers you don't own..

Actually, in Lincolnshire, there were complaints made after the police did a public awareness exercise by walking up to people's houses and putting leaflets through open windows warning of the risk of burglary. Certainly, legal action was threatened by some of the targetted residents.

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'Bitcoin creator' Craig Yeah Wright in meltdown

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Makes sense

Being the center of attention on the internet is akin to sticking your genitals into molten steel. The only question is why he ever thought that he could put himself into that position without getting burned.

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Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief

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I'm suggesting that the US police have stopped policing the consumption of fried chicken by white Americans.

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Would it be fair to assume that the suspect was black?

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Daft draft anti-car-hack law could put innocent drivers away for life

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Re: "heh suppose my raising my 2010 marquis limiter from 110mph to 155mph"

You do realise that 120kph is just above what is legal on any British dual carriageway?

Most of Europe has 120kph (75mph) as the top speed limit, while the UK is at 70mph, because we suck.

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Does it define who can give authorization? I'm thinking of how manufacturers tried to use the DMCA to prevent third party garage door remotes.

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Emergency services?

Are they going to add a clause to exempt accessing the electronics to get someone out of a burning vehicle? Unconscious drivers cannot give authorisation after all.

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Re: Thought experiment

Most amusing, but actually it looks to me like working something out on a smartphone.

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Thought experiment

The British Sign Language symbol for "Prototype" was explicitly invented, on the BBC's payroll, for an episode of Doctor Who. It has since entered common usage among the Deaf population to mean Prototype. Previously, a Deaf, or hearing, signer who wanted to sign Prototype had to sign P-R-O-T-O-T-Y-P-E.

Do the BBC or Doctor Who have any claim to the copyright of this sign? I know they wouldn't try, but imagine they were Paramount. What then?

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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I made it through 34 seconds. Do I win a prize?

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Re: Cruz and Carly?

Have you noticed his hair is less extreme these days?

Almost like what got Boris the Mayor job.

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Re: Cruz and Carly?

Trump's running mate will likely surprise us all. He's been playing with people's expectations from day 1.

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Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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Re: The biological imperative.

I'm a feminist. Have been since I was a teenager. And if anyone is trying to redefine the term, it's you.

Just to butt in on the question of definition, were you a feminist before Germaine Greer?

If not then your claim that gender equality is in the definition of feminism is definitely revisionist. She was rebutting that decades ago.

The lack of an authoritative definition of what is and isn't feminism is the cause of most of the arguments about it. Confirmation bias makes some people remember the best parts exclusively and others remember the worst parts exclusively. Add one internet, mix and get depressed.

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At some point you have to think that companies need to pick and choose how people can contact their staff.

Email and anonymous IRC should probably not be your standard drop-in contact points for workers.

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Germans stick traffic lights in pavements for addicts who can't take their eyes off phones

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Re: Smombies

A quick search suggests Smombies is a common word in the UK media.

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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Re: Very Sloppy Headline Writing

Hundreds of thousands will today be one foot step away from falling onto a train line.

Which is why the government spends millions making it harder for this to happen.

Same to the rest of your points.

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Re: Nothing to hide

If you're not doing anything you have nothing to fear.

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"May lead to a breach"

Am I to take it this is spy speak for "We'll waggle our finger at you and say Naughty, Naughty while awarding ourselves a huge bonus."?

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Clucking hell! Farcical free-range egg standard pecked apart by app

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Re: omitted

Around 4,000 per football pitch.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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The legislature is also concerned that watching naughty vids “is linked to lessening desire in young men to marry

Because wanting a quick fuck is such a wonderful basis for a happy marriage.

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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

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Re: My beard

Yes, it's manly being told what to do by a woman.

And yes, it's always pointless to go against a woman's wishes.

Manly is what you do about it, which is none of your business, and it's always pointless to refuse to make less effort in exchange for a reward.

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Re: Misandry

Misandry is a fairly well known word and is misused to mean something the speaker dislikes just as often as equivalent words such as commie, fascist or misogynist.

For an example see above. These researchers are a lot of negative things but there's no clear evidence of misandry.

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Re: MISOGNY!

How about if we have a survey of whether people take part in surveys?

Experience suggests 70% will vote No.

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Re: My beard

I first grew a beard because a woman told me to.

Afterwards shaving just seemed pointless.

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Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?

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Can you still...

Can you still make a fortune by placing a bet, stealing a jetpack, then kidnapping Julian Assange from the embassy?

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You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

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Re: Hanlon's Razor

But eventually stupidity has to stop being used as an excuse not to punish.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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Re: Scientology God

Does Scientology have a god? I thought the general view was that we're the remains of a war that happenned a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

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