* Posts by Mycho

1971 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

Blighty's telly, radio watchdog Ofcom does a swear

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Re: Bah!

Brutal Legend's censorship options are explicitly:

I want to hear every nasty word!

It's funnier if you bleep it out.

Editing to add the gore options, which are:

Only when it's really awesome!

No gore, please.

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Re: Steven Fry on swearing

Don't be a clothprunker.

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'Geek gene' denied: If you find computer science hard, it's your fault (or your teacher's)

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Self selecting

They studied the papers of people who had opted to do CS.

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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Then the target gets charged with causing the deaths of a few dozen bystanders.

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Shadowrun got there decades ago.

Disabling it is down as the most common vehicle mod. Most black market vendors will throw it in for free.

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EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords

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That's not how I read it.

The ruling says that it is practical to get an injunction requiring a business to put a password on their hotspot and/or require ID to use it. It doesn't seem to be an order for all companies to do that, just ones with enough infringers to be worth pursuing by big media.

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Ted Cruz channels Senator McCarthy in wrongheaded internet power grab crusade

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Re: I don't know much about Cruz.

He's everyone's favourite murder lizard.

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Sorry Nanny, e-cigs have 'no serious side-effects' – researchers

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Write it down and ignore it!

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Jeff Bezos' thrusting cylinder makes Elon Musk's look minuscule

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I'd say Glenn was more notable as the oldest man in space (does he still hold that record?)

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The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide

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Re: In the absence of a poll…

I'd say Idris Elba gets a lot of mentions from people who saw Vaughn Rice as a monster-hunting James Bond.

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: BBC Master

1770 DFS was also an option on the Master, for compatibility's sake.

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Petulant Facebook claims it can't tell the difference between child abuse and war photography

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Just to be pedantic, that picture absolutely documents the abuse of a young child.

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You should install smart meters even if they're dumb, says flack

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Interestingly, for telling how much energy it takes to cook an egg or whatever, I gained a lot of experience in that skill at university simply using a prepayment meter. It was 3p for an egg btw. Low energy lightbulbs were my best investment ever.

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Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

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Answering myself

Having had time to research the organisations involved, they only looked at American men. No word if it affects people overseas.

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Re: Evolution

It's down to saving food.

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Which men?

This sounds like lifestyle would have an impact. Where were the test subjects sourced? Were they all from one country?

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It's time for humanity to embrace SEX ROBOTS. For, uh, science, of course

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@Shades: In your example the person with the proof that something someone believes is wrong is also the person with the belief.

It's true that I oversimplified the symptoms, getting angry is only one of the responses your brain has to avoid knowledge, others include laughing or acting shocked.

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No, that isn't what Cognitive Dissonance is at all.

Cognitive Dissonance is when you get angry because someone has evidence that contradicts your beliefs. That's ... pretty much all it is. Like many psychological terms it gets abused more often than it is properly used.

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'I'm sorry, your lift has had a problem and had to shut down'

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Look on the bright side

The elevator music isn't playing.

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Japan's Brexit warning casts shadow over Softbank ARM promises

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Timing

According to the latest news post on arm.com, the acquisition was approved by the courts last Thursday.

Interesting.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

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Re: "a woman holding a mobile who, it was argued, looked remarkably like Lohan"

Thin and plasticy?

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New booze guidelines: We'd rather you didn't enjoy yourselves

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Re: other everyday activities that people understand are not completely safe, yet still undertake

Or, you know, maybe suicidal feelings increase your likelihood to binge drink.

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other everyday activities that people understand are not completely safe, yet still undertake

So, going downstairs in the morning?

You're still most likely to be killed by your own kitchen.

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Radicalisation? UK.gov gets itself in cluster-muddle over 'terrorism'

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I blame politicians' lack of ability or awareness of the need to critically challenge their beliefs for this kind of drivel.

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Pow! Right in the Jawbone: Fitbit cleared in tech ripoff legal ordeal

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For an awful moment there I thought the headline said a legal case involving the word Fitbin had been thrown out. I was horrified, if true that would undoubtedly be a sign of the end times.

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: vain, manipulative, grandstanding

Is there an entry in the DSM for people who diagnose strangers based on news reports?

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Re: downvote here

So, we have to wait until Naughtyhorse actually seizes power and imposes a dictatorship before we lynch him in the street for his pro-fascist post?

Oh well, I guess it's the price of justice...

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Gawker.com to shut down

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Yeah, but nobody gives two shits about Hulk Hogan.What matters is that Gawker don't give two shits about collateral damage.

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The key thing to remember is that the woman in this revenge porn was neither famous nor aware she was being videotaped.

Gawker Media had a history of making the world a worse place, from all perspectives. They happily posted revenge porn and defamed women with sexual insinuations on one site and stirred up hate campaigns over imaginary sexism on another at the same time.

Maybe the Spanish can reform their underlings.

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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The end result

The judge is to amend the order. He was especially critical of the one day's notice clause.

September 22nd is the estimated date for an idea of what this actually means.

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What on earth happened to Patient/Doctor confidentiality?!

It has become more acceptable in recent years to piss all over the rules because you thought you were doing a good thing.

Google "Noble Cause Corruption"

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Snowden says Russia ‘probably responsible’ for NSA hack

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Yeah, Mass Effect. It's what The Shadow Broker is a reference to.

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I blame the Asari.

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Viscous liquid oozing down the walls? You must have hives

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That is a fascinating fact. Thank you..

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How Brussels works: if you can’t beat them, join rewrite an EU directive

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Re: described earlier this year as “the Daily Mail of the Europhile elite”

The Spectator is hardly better than the Mail itself.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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Re: We still love you Ms Bee!

I understand she was disappointed in the lack of brains in our community.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads

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I would have let you let it lie...

but you wouldn't let me let you let it lie.

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You would not let it lie!

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Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

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Re: Purchase order systems can be just as bad

It seems that the essence of a person's telephone manner often comes down to the order of those last two.

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Re: Purchase order systems can be just as bad

Phone them and ask them to confirm that the email looking exactly like a scam really came from them. Emphasise the reasons you are asking this and request that they try not to look like scammers in the future, then hang up and use a few expletives.

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Re: "tricked its own IT shop into advising that it was a scam"

Most of the places I have worked have offered an employee's incentive scheme that looked so much like a scam that I never even looked at the discounts.

The rest offered shitty discounts so I doubt I missed anything.

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Boffins' blur-busting face recognition can ID you with one bad photo

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Gait recognition provided similar accuracy more than a decade ago.

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Julian AssangeTM to meet investigators in London

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I am annoyed

They waited until the betting markets on his method of leaving the embassy were closed.

I was tempted by 250:1 on the Batmobile.

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Brit network O2 hands out free Windows virus with USB pens

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Re: Would this count as a "malicious communication" for the purposes of UK legislation

Yup, had that happen.

I went to an industry event once, got a copy of the relevant literature on a free 2Gig pen drive.

Drive was clean of viruses, but later when I copied some of my own files onto it, it broke when the data passed 512M. Got a hardware type to cut it open, sure enough it was a 512M drive hacked to report 2G and the show organisers had been ripped off.

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Privacy warriors drag GCHQ into Euro human rights court over blanket spying, hacking

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Re: There are more than two names on the ballot.

Please don't suggest that plushies make presidential candidates more electable. I don't want to see that.

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15 million tech-fried Brits have tried giving themselves a 'digital detox'

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In other words, millions of people are clueless about what addiction is like.

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Don't want to vote for Clinton or Trump? How about this woman who says Wi-Fi melts kids' brains?

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Isn't Cthulhu running this year?

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: So the yanks have got a choice between....

Not quite sure which one is meant to be which...

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Zero-day hole can pwn millions of LastPass users, all that's needed is a malicious site

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Sophos currently has an article on the main page of their security blog helping people get started using LastPass.

Amusing.

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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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