* Posts by Mycho

1469 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY

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I am typing this on a proper clicky keyboard that is probably older than I am. From the days before AT became standard and long before it was re-ditched for PS/2.

I will change my personal keyboard when I get my modded keyboard finished. I am happy to report I seem to have finished all of the hacksawing. What I really need now is to get on and bag the arduino kit for the next stage...

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Timeout, Time Lords: ICANN says there is only one kind of doctor

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.MD

.MD would be distinctly better but is sadly already taken by Moldova.

(My doctorate is in how many things they let you do doctorates in these days)

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

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Death bothers with everything.

Everyone and everything will come to an end eventually, and the oldest, kindest member of the Discworld cast will be there for them.

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Would YOU touch-type on this chunk-tastic keyboard?

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Good start.

Needs a mouse lock button and needs to be easily collapsible/ decollapsible. Then I'll buy.

Also magnets are evil. have a gripper option, I'll sacrifice a couple of millimeters of screen size to have it hold on properly.

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Is light a wave or a particle? Beaming boffins prove it's BOTH

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Re: Brilliant!

Until you come to labelling them wrongly.

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Reddit showers gold on drugs, hippies and Tor-rorists

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"More of an impact to some recipients than to others"

$82K will make almost no impact whatsoever on the $400M budget of Doctors Without Borders, but I don't think that anyone will call the few extra survivors a wasted effort.

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BOFH in mugnificent return to Cash'n'Carrion

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Re: Agreed

It does seem odd that the BOFH would be associated with a coffee mug that is taller than it is wide.

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Live a day in the life of Jennifer Lawrence: Tell Reddit to delete your stolen nude selfies

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"But if they've got nothing to hide..."

I'm just going to label this as a victory for privacy campaigners and move on, ta.

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I wish I'd leaked sooner says Edward Snowden in post-Oscar chinwag

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I wouldn't agree with you there, the campaigns against revenge porn have pretty well cemented the fact that the majority see privacy as an unquestionable right. The question is where does the line get drawn?

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A cookie with a 7,984-year lifespan. Blimey, Roy Batty only got 4!

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Well wouldn't you know it? He died trying.*

* Alan Matilla, Mechwarrior 3

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Boffins now one step closer to male birth control pill

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Re: And the IT angle

The problem of trust is already a problem for far more invasive medical procedures and men go through these anyway, because unwanted pregnancies are that bad.

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Dissidents and dealers rejoice! Droid app hides your stash in plain sight

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Re: They said black was chosen for the app's UI

I'm not the only one that finds this entire thing depressing, am I?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: nom nom nomenclature problem

Posh sorts will no doubt gravitate to the Chilli Chutney recipe on Jamie Oliver's website that comes up early in a web search.

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Forget robo-butlers – ROBO-MAIDS! New hotel staffed by slave-droids

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Countdown to first cockup.

Facial recognition door locks are a BAD idea. Pretty soon someone will be let into the wrong room and the woman who they wake up will sue the hotelier for 70 squintillion in distress, half of which will go to her accomplice once his 3 month sentence for admitting being drunk and disorderly is over.

Or something.

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NSA lays out its reforms post-Snowden (they can fit on back of a stamp)

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Does US law have a definition of a "Criminal threat"?

Or does the law cover using surveillance to stop canadians walking on the grass?

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Lost SPACECRAFT believed FOUND ON COMET

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Pronouncing PNG

It sounds like Pee Engine, which is Bill Gates' next project.

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OH HAPPY DAY! Lawyers replaced by AI

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Billions out of work

99% of jobs have been rendered obsolete by technology already. Where is our 1% employment rate?

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Hoaxer posing as GCHQ boss prank-calls PM Cameron

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Not a good effort

Assuming the PM's version is remotely true, the caller's first mistake was not knowing what time it was in Blighty. This fact was revealed in the first few seconds of the call.

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BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Re: Did the BOFH ever have an apprentice...?

Unless one of them is an incarnation.

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It's only illegal to take photos.

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

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Re: Data Aquisition

BT has Captain as a choice for your phone bill, but not any other rank.

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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Re: We will try!

If we want to blame a politician who gave us somebody else when we voted for them, we can bring this back to Tony. He insisted, repeatedly, that the warnings that "vote Blair get Brown" were entirely unfounded because there was no chance he would step down before the following election.

Five minutes in, he's gone and we've got Brown and things rapidly go so badly to shit that we vote in GlaDoS to stop Brown. Worried that GlaDoS might flood the country with neurotoxin we vote in a coalition, effectively attaching a "morality core" to stop GlaDoS from flooding the country with neurotoxin.

Now, with an election looming, GlaDoS is reminding us that, if voted in without a morality core after the election, GlaDoS is still going to flood the country with neurotoxin. So let's not do that, mmkay?

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Dave wants to ban Home Office websites

Cyberstreetwise encourages widespread use of encryption, after all.

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Re: ya right

Except that now they're listening to the other side and Labour are adding a bit of B to attract former tories while the Conservatives are adding a bit of A to attract disaffected Labour voters.

Meanwhile, experts wonder why the Labour+Conservative share of the vote is at an all-time low.

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Re: ya right

It's pretty much a given that he's out. The question is which omnicidal moron we install in his place.

Yes, it does have to be an omnicidal moron I'm afraid. Whoops, Apocalypse was a documentary.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: This must be....

Only slightly less insane than expecting ISPs to log all internet activity and keep the logs for at least a year. What idiot would suggest that. Theresa May wasn't it?

No, I'm pretty sure you're referring to the Data Retention Directive, which was Brown's lot.

Hard to tell them apart these days, innit?

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

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Sesquipedalian Bollocks.

The controversy of a few years back when a republican supported Gentrification only to discover that it didn't mean what he thought it means (it means improving an area by getting rid of the riff-raff, not by improving the area) is a perfect example of why using obscure words isn't helpful.

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French Google fund to pay for 1 million print run of Charlie Hebdo next week

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Re: Do you know what i have noticed?

When someone advocates evil in the name of a god, I always remember someone who committed an act of evil in the name of Steffi Graf.

Do you think she was glad to have fans who stab her rivals? It makes the caricature of Mohammed bemoaning his followers, or the Spitting Image sketches of Jehovah being exasperated by his own followers, seem all that more real.

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Re: Do you know what i have noticed?

Funny you should say that. It seemed to me that this was the first time many of them actually did, which was a good feeling.

For example

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Major update cockup?

They're supposed to be rolling out some serious manifarto promises that will make them sound like a serious party any time now. Best guess they've scrubbed all the silly stuff off their website and found there's nothing left.

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Assange's WikiLeaks: Give generously this Xmas – for STATUE of our DEAR LEADER

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Firefly quote du jour

"It's my estimation that every man ever had a statue made of him was one kind of son of a bitch or another."

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Fujitsu boss: UK's 2015 elections won't make any difference to us

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Not to us either. All the bloody same.

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Parliament face-sit-in to spark mass debate on UK's stiff smut stance

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Re: Prudes Rule

Didn't stop Mellor.

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Will security concerns scupper your BYOD policy?

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My workplace's BYOD policy is one word long.

Yes, grammar obsessives, "Don't" is one word.

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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New business sector?

I never thought a reg staffer had lived a sheltered life before this moment.

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Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

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There is already DNA on the moon.

The BBC notes that Apollo 11 left a bag of vomit behind, so someone's stomach cells are already up there.

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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Post-it notes are your friend.

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NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators

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To quote Cold Lazarus

RON... RON... there must be a way to make what these people stand for spell S-H-I-T.

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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Will it stay recording?

I would love to see photos taken by Philae during the next orbit of the comet, as a precursor to a mission to seed comets with their own system-wide science gubbins.

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British drones target ISIS for the first time

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Reading comprehension

They were camped near Bayji.

They were planting bombs at Bayji.

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So did it kill or not?

I've been finding it impossible to get a plain english answer to the simple question. Has someone died to a British robofighter yet?

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FUTURE ROBOTS will EXTERMINATE UK jobs – study

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Here we go again.

95% of historical jobs were eliminated by advances in technology. We don't have 95% unemployment, we have boybands and other tat instead.

All this study proves is that things in the future will be lamer.

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UK consumers particularly prone to piss-poor patching

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Java autoupdate

Am I the only person for whom java's autoupdate has been borked for a while now? I just use it to alert me to new updates that I download manually, for the rare website that I actually allow to run things in java.

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

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The real problem

Bandwidth gets significantly cheaper year on year, but taxes only go up.

Anyone remember when caps tended to be 1 gigabyte per month?

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Smartphone giant _____ puts citizens' private data beyond reach of oppressive regime _____

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Interesting name.

That's pretty much pronounced "Show me", yeah? Could lead to some interesting slogans.

Mobile phone tech? Whatever.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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Boobquake?

To challenge assertations that skimpy clothing cause earthquakes, you will remember that a group of women organized over the internet to spend a day wearing skimpy clothing, during which time there was an earthquake.

If there is a case for prosecution under this law for such events, I point and laugh at this law.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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So in other words

He wants you to leave your front door unlocked.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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Re: open wifi

British coppers? Probably.

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Re: Alternatively

Criminals swiping phones for illegal use is well documented. Why wouldn't the rightful owners wipe them at some later date?

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Alternatively

Innocent person's phone gets stolen by criminal.

Criminal gets bagged for some other crime, because he's a criminal, they do crimes.

Phone gets taken as evidence.

Innocent person discovers theft.

Innocent person wipes their mobile, unaware that they are destroying evidence.

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