* Posts by Mycho

2065 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals

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Re: That's a *lovely* hand grenade under US business..

That's actually a very good point. The US economy has been surging since Trump got elected, throwing this in a week before he takes the reins would be a great way for Obama to ruin his start of term.

And on the flip side, of course, it will be what his supporters blame for everything he does wrong. Ehh, a little from A and a little from B...

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The top doc, the FBI, the Geek Squad informant – and the child porn pic that technically wasn't

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Lock them all up

It seems pretty clear to me that every major actor in this story is a scumbag who needs to suffer an unpleasant fate. Would global extinction be an overreaction?

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Weaky-leaks: Furious fans roast Assange in web interview from hell

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Re: Why Wikileaks leaked Democratic Party emails

The fact that she joked about having him assassinated might have some bearing on the matter.

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Top cop: Strap Wi-Fi jammers to teen web crims as punishment

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Re: Why would this happen-

That sounds much better. Strap mobile phone jammers to criminals in prison. Problem solved.

Far better than giving kids a new tool to go and harrass others with. I mean, if I were a kid with my own personal wifi-free zone I'd have been hanging around outside companies who had annoyed me so their office wifi cut out. Less reputable scrotes might scope out homes with wifi cctv.

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TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next

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Re: What fun to be had..

"Alexa, order me a Make America Great Again baseball cap."

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Life imitating Dilbert

I remember Wally developed a habit of saying "Delete file" in a loud voice when the company started trialing voice activated computers.

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My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Re: Gravy

There is an unflavored version. From the sounds of it, it tastes like antacids. Still, I expect my sampler in a few days and will be trying it with something flavored. Tikka Huel's not a bad idea.

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Re: Sampler - Something not mentioned strongly enough

Speaking of pooping too much, I'm reasonably sure Tesco Dandelion and Burdock set me off last week.

Food intolerances can be as simple as a flavouring. The complication is that if you've got a couple of causes then you need to eliminate both to identify them which means eliminating most things, sorting out a diet you can handle without symptoms then adding things in one by one.

In fact, a mostly Huel diet would probably be excellent for testing this.

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Re: Feck me, laziness abounds.

Why are you surprised that laziness abounds? You're saying this on the internet, one of the great labour-saving tools of the modern world. You can literally check the weather outside your own front door without walking to the window and so you have the energy left to rant about other people's dining choices instead.

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Re: If I could prepare proper meals every day I would

When people obsess over huge weight loss in short periods of time, it's usually the case that a big part of it was digestive tract contents. I'd expect Huel to result in people carrying less undigested food inside their stomach and intestines, maybe even a significant part of that 3.8Kg.

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Re: Food intolerance?

Unless the writer paid the extra fiver he didn't get Gluten Free Huel. That said you can be intolerant to just about anything. Many people even live with food intolerances they don't even know about. I figured out most of mine by going on a diet of chicken, peas and carrots and slowly adding things in. Note that it can take around 3 days for symptoms to start, and longer for them to go away.

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NIST requests ideas for crypto that can survive quantum computers

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What they need is a system where the wrong passkey can give you coherent data. Somebody's shopping list, or a copy of the Mr Blobby christmas video. Something either uninteresting or painful to investigate, so you never know whether you've found the data or not.

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Landmark EU ruling: Legality of UK's Investigatory Powers Act challenged

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Re: Appropriate?

Interesting timing for this conversation, since while it's been going on a policewoman from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command in the Metropolitan Police has been jailed for sexually abusing a rape victim she had been assigned to help.

(for reference just google Charlotte Peters Metropolitan Police)

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Re: No, not likely is it...

It's not at all likely that Food Standards Scotland will use this data to counter a threat to the country. Far more likely one of their hundred-odd random employees will use it to abuse the girl who turned him down in the pub last week.

You'll remember the case of former Miss Bikini World contestant Renee Eaves who got her records pulled a thousand times by horny cops? Now Food Standards Scotland can do the same.

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China gives America its underwater drone back – with a warning

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Re: "OBAKA"

AC, this making up of easily fact-checked arguments against the right wing is how Trump was able to win this time. You might want to re-think your strategy, assuming you're not a Trump shill in disguise.

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Re: Erm...

Is that the political equivalent of pining for the fjords?

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Re: Erm...

Don't misunderestimate him.

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Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

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I must admit, Trump has gone down in my estimation since he became associated with Oracle.

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Re: LGBTQ

Either Queer (reclaimed to mean doesn't easily fit into a category) or Questioning.

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This kind of shit happens after every election in the USA. They take it seriously.

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Did webcam 'performer' offer support chap payment in kind?

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Re: Andy sounds like a real peach...

Interestingly the wording has been changed since.

I agree, the original text did sound decidedly dodgy. Now it makes her sound like the villain of the piece. I expect the truth has been forgotten over the years.

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Sexbots could ‘over-exert’ their human lovers, academic warns

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So what do they propose doing about human lovers who over-exert their partners? I'm sure most of us have either done it or had it done to us, so no need to share details.

I'd say this is going to be a natural step to removing sex from our lives at all, because we're already at the point where we can make sperm and ova from skin cells, how long can it be necessary for?

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MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

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Re: The good news...

Good point. Let's not forget *.gov.uk though.

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Re: The MPs recommended...

Why do you think the Chinese painted the afterlife as a massive bureaucracy?

Best way to prevent suicides ever.

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Re: There's always Usenet

There's always the BBC.

I'm in no hurry, but if I ever do decide to euthanize myself I'm following a method I saw a Beeb report on.

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Re: Have HMG considered the reason-

Could you just clarify for me? How do you get from complaining about shit governments to assuming it's just the Tories? I remember Brown's government being very depressing too.

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Beauty is in the AI of the beholder: Young blokes teach computer to judge women by their looks

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Re: And how does this differ from today?

It only differs by the level of automation.

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I can see the benefits.

Prepare for interview.

Take own photo.

Computer: "You look arrogant."

Change the way you look.

Yes, it's dumb that job interviews judge people on their appearance, but while that's the situation it's fair to exploit the advantage of this AI to preempt prejudices.

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Meat pies in SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

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Re: Time to raise a pint to Lesters memory

What is his favourite brew?

I once sold a car for a pie and a pint, I'm sure I can find a place to launch a beer from.

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Facebook hires Hillary Clinton to lead assault on fake news*

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No Hillary?

Never mind. Jonathan Pie is available

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Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

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Playing your cards too soon.

Trump: "Thanks for confirming you're able to fund these satellites yourselves. Funding denied."

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If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told

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Re: Workaround?

"It's a rabbit. No, a toy."

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Blue sky basic income thinking is b****cks

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On the other hand, Basic Income means nobody ever being better off on the dole than in work, because more work will always mean more pay.

It doesn't have to mean a comfortable wage, just more or less enough to survive.

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Icelandic Pirate Party sails away from attempt to form government

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The problem here

Iceland's constitution doesn't allow for minority governments, but one way or another that's what needs to happen here.

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New British flying robot killer death machines renamed 'Protector'

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Re: ha!

"Reinforcment of good will."

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Local TV presenter shouted 'f*cking hell' to open news bulletin

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Sounds like Jonathan Pie just turned real.

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VCs to Trump: You know what would really make America great? Tax breaks for VCs

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Yeah, right

Of all Trump's policies, the one I don't see him doing a U-turn on is making it harder to hire non-Americans.

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'Toyota dealer stole my wife's saucy snaps from phone, emailed them to a swingers website'

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Re: Maybe...

The question is whether the wife was aware that her naked pictures were on her husband's phone.

If she wasn't, which she might not have been, then she is a blameless victim. Her husband, meanwhile, deserves everything she no doubt did to him as a result of his endangering her, and it serves him right if she divorces him and takes the whole settlement. He may not have given permission to access her pictures, but he was reckless towards his wife's safety.

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Re: Maybe...

No, nobody is talking about the way anybody was dressed, we're talking about lax security.

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Re: Maybe...

Without victim blaming there is no security. Take a look around your local car park some day and count the signs saying "Leave it on show, expect it to go."

Note that acknowledging the carelessness of the victim is not the same as exonerating the perpetrator. Also in this case the perpetrator was even stupider given the way in which he got caught.

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Eugene Kaspersky is now personally defending your feet

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You mean all AV companies don't do these?

I particularly like the Clippy ones

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Really weird quantum phenomenon spied lurking near neutron star

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Re: Read the paper ...

If you want to understand the phenonomon:

Buy a linear polarising filter (about a fiver on Amazon) and hold in front of your LCD monitor, then turn it into the view through it becomes black. This happens because light from an LCD monitor is only vibrating in one direction and the filter is now blocking all vibration in this direction.

Now hold something transparent and bendy between then monitor and the filter and notice how you can see some of the light from the monitor and not other bits, and there's weird patterns and colours and shit. Try bending it a bit and seeing the patterns do weird stuff.

Now you're in a better position to understand it. Or at least to act like you do to show off. Or something.

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Has Canadian justice gone too far? Cops punish drunk drivers with NICKELBACK

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Re: Great pop song

It still does a good job of communicating to people who don't remember the 80s that we had stuff like that even back then.

As a Doctor Who-mad kid in the 80s, I was bullied with that song.

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How cute

People love to find a period when they think pop music became crap and imagine it ever wasnt.

Example of a number 1 hit from the 80s

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: Blasphemy?

Tallow is usually either beef or mutton. I've not heard any reference to pork tallow before.

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Blasphemy?

Just to clarify, doesn't this mean that using the placcy fivers is blasphemy for Hindus?

I forsee interesting times.

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Jeremy Hunt: Telcos must block teens from sexting each other

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Re: This country

Nicomach, you are directly responsible for this government. The Lib Dems blocked all the laws which just passed, over and over, until you decided to blame them for the Tories existence and got them smashed so thoroughly that half their seats went to the Tories giving them free rein to do whatever the hell they like.

Stay away from politics, your fingers are working for the Tories.

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Re: Jeremy Hunt

That slip has been made a few times. Youtube has most of them.

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UK Parliament waves through 'porn-blocking' Digital Economy Bill

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Re: We need a new icon...

Everybody has their kinks. Theresa May's is spying on everybody else's porn habits.

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