* Posts by Mycho

1922 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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Re: Erm...

Kicking people off ladders is always appropriate.

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Written in anger?

A typo here and there suggests a degree of hidden rage being tapped...

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Shocker: Computer science graduate wins a top UK political job

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Re: @Dan 55

That would be too obvious even for Westminster.

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Sadly he's only been promoted so he can take the blame for Brexit and stop being a thorn in Theresa May's side.

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Next month's Firefox 48 is looking Rusty – and that's a very good thing

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Re: Just a question

There is more than just that.

You can't forget to make a variable const, because const is the default. You need to declare non-const variables as mut.

You can also name loops for use by break and continue in nested loops.

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Teen faces trial for telling suicidal boyfriend to kill himself via text

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Re: Is this a trick question?

Was the world ever not this fucking stupid?

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Wait, so...

... so someone can guarantee that this internet ratings firm will run their zero-day-infused flash video?

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UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

I didn't need a doctor or an NHS number to get a filling.

Sounds like a postcode lottery.

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Re: Not enough public confidence, says minister

Dr Watson prescribes laxatives.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

I can understand it affecting you in that way.

There's another way to take it as well, but enough on this morbid subject.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

But not at any cost.

I knew the very small increased risk I was putting myself at and weighed it against the level of violation care.data represents and decided it was a risk worth taking.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

Who cares? We're all going to die.

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Haven't seen a doctor in years.

Maybe I'll actually register with a doctor in the general vicinity of my home now they won't sell my details any more.

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A statement from Steven P Bong concerning alleged CV inaccuracies

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You're still not the shiniest turd in the leadership election. Sorry, you need at least one wallpaper scandal for that.

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Remember those stupid hoverboards? 500,000+ recalled in the US after they started exploding

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Re: Huh?

I read it as 16 caused injury or property damage, while the remaining 26 were mostly an annoyance.

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UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

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Re: And yet premium rate phone numbers ...

How much will Love Island get fined for all the teenagers who saw that?

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Celebrated eye hospital Moorfields lets Google eyeball 1 million scans

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Alexei Sayle had a sketch about this, arguing the benefits of a government eye-poking station.

When google becomes transparent we can start to discuss this. Until then it's a bad thing.

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Zoopla has been outed as one of the tech companies. No idea if it's correct.

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700,000 Muslim Match dating site private messages leaked online

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Re: So the top passwords were....?

I understand that the top password was "Password" in arabic.

Why would it be any different, after all?

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Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA

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Re: Another pre- prime ministerial U turn coming

Haven't you heard? The new, hip politicians don't do U turns any more, they do Crazy Ivans, because that's just out of date enough for them to have heard of it.

In other news, I note the petition to sanction politicians who deliberately lie has stalled.

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Re: "...Theresa May, who is considered more moderate..."

It says everything when the moderate wants to cancel human rights legislation.

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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There's a difference between regular Americans and the ones who get on American TV.

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Sadly they actually need to sort out two new PMs, since the one who actually does the dirty work will be retiring permanently once the harsh reality of the situation makes them toxic politically.

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'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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