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* Posts by Richard Wharram

915 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008

Megaupload outed file-sharers to Feds months before Dotcom raid

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@Fibbles

Best. Post. Ever.

On this subject at least.

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Global mercury ban to hit electronics, plastics, power prices

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Thiomersal?

Does this just apply to straight mercury or to compounds as well?

There's enough scare stories about Thiomersal from anti-vaxxers making it difficult to get vaccines with the appropriate preservative for hot countries as it is.

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Mega launches with mega FAIL

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Re: Hmm, this guy.

@AC

As I thought. He did DDoS Barrysworld in a hissy-fit as 155&Rising remembers here:

"And beating l33t professional hax0r www.kimble.org and his aimbot in ra2, only to have him nuke b0rk.co.uk's irc bouncer afterwards and throw dos attacks at Barrysworld for the next week or so in revenge. ph34r the hacker dog ;)"

My old Barrysworld chums will be full of stories of his great prickery.

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Empire says ‘primitive’ Earth not ready for Death Star

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Easily explained.

Because the galaxy is both a long long time ago AND far far away, a message sent via non-relativistic means then and there would reach us here here and now now.

Just requires some Force precognition to look into the future to know to send it.

(I can't believe I typed that to be honest.)

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DoJ to Kim Dotcom: We never asked you to retain files

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Re: Dotcom is an utter cock

It's nothing like the Assange sex allegation. My calling him a cock is because it is a fact. He used to cheat at Quake and Counter Strike and would DDoS anyone who called him out on it. He's a tool and I'm nothing to do with the US.

As far as I'm aware, using an aimbot is not an extraditable offence. It just makes you a cock.

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Re: US Authorities

@Dante

"Yes, he may be a cock but in no way does that excuse what the US Gov have done here."

I never said it did. They are two quite separate matters.

1.) The US has made a right royal fuck up of this affair.

2.) Kim Dotcom is a fat cocktard.

Different propositions using different words. Different.

Sorry, I'm getting into Compare The Market now...

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Re: US Authorities

"This Kim guy is fighting back against..."

You obviously don't know him very well. Do a bit of research on what an utter cock he is before lauding him as the new Jesus just because he happens to be doing something you approve of at the moment.

Bring on the downvotes...

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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Browsing

The USP HMV had over supermarkets and the like was a large back-catalogue to browse through. Unfortunately that's been completely undermined by online retailers where you don't have to browse, you can search. From home.

A pincer movement of market developments has left HMV with nothing to offer.

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Hey Lenovo, want to kill Apple? Look to Samsung hitman for tips

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I have an IdeaPad for the lounge and a ThinkPad for the computer room. Am I a bit weird?

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Apple appeals judge's decision to boot out its Moto patent suit

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That's $1 per sale?

Not in total, ever, period.

Just checking.

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Brazilian slammer guards nab mobe-smuggling CAT

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It makes no sense

How do you persuade a cat to enter a prison?

Presumably only by standing in front of the gate and giving it a boot at the right moment. If you're going to do that you might as well just chuck it over the wall.

(The contraband, not the cat.)

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US patent office: Nice try Apple, but pinch-to-zoom is NOT a new invention

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Re: It doesn't matter.

What's that?

I have CM10 on my SGS1 and am unaware of such a feature :/

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AFACT wants ushers to confront pirates

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Ushers??

I vaguely remember those as a kid but noone ever enters to tell the teenagers to shut up now. I doubt any staff would ever notice filming happening.

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Judge: There'll be no US Samsung ban, BUT no new trial with Apple either

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No new trial?

But this isn't the same thing as 'no appeal' is it?

I'm lost.

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Re: AltaVista.digital.com

I'd forgotten about that. Thanks for the memory :)

I visited altavista.com a few times at work and was left desperately scrambling for ALT-F4.

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Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

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Proxies surely.

(body)

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'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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Re: Get some imagination...

Wasn't me downvoting you but I got 10 downvotes already for dissing Arial and TNR so they must have some fans on here :)

Test: ARIAL SUCKS !!!!!!!!

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Re: If it gets rid of Arial and Times New Roman...

Arial is boring and was overused in the 90s. Get some imagination and pick something different :)

Personally I'd go for Ubuntu web-font for websites and Verdana for Windows but there's plenty of decent choices that don't make you look like a bank 20 years ago.

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Re: I'm sold

There are more than 3 fonts on Windows!

Calibri/Cambria is OK. Much better than the pre-2007 Word defaults of Arial and TNR.

Verdana is more readable though.

Comic Sans is not an option except for dicks.

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I'm sold

If it gets rid of Arial and Times New Roman then this is the best patch ever!

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Second Higgs possibility pops up in CERN data

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Re: Time out a second...

Gives mass != has mass

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It's Mrs Higgs Boson.

Look out at double the mass for the Higgs Boson's mother in law.

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Dexter malware targets point of sale systems worldwide

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Windows POS only?

Not 4690 then?

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Schmidt 'very proud' of Google's tiny tax bill: 'It's called capitalism'

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Re: Governments aren't serious about combatting tax avoidance

A little bit unfair on low-margin, high-volume businesses that idea and unfair on retailers in general.

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Stroustrup on next-gen C++: I didn't want to let go of my baby

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Re: Preprocessor hate?

Hey, I've WRITTEN preprocessors but even I can see the danger in having huge amounts of code spewed out at compile time :)

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Is this the sleek new BlackBerry mobe that will save RIM jobs?

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Glossy init?

Looks a bit glarey :/

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Review: Samsung Series 9 super slim notebook

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Re: 1600x900

It's the same as my 24" monitor too but you can have higher dpi than that. See fruity retina displays for example.

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1600x900

Heading in the right direction but why not 1920x1200? That would be worth a grand of my money.

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Boffins spot 7 ALIEN WORLDS right in our galactic backyard

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Names

Couldn't they call one of them Lave?

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Deputy PM: Rip up Snoop Charter, 'go back to the drawing board'

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To be honest

I'd expect a majority of MPs to be against this already not just Cleggy.

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Re: Has Clegg......

He's plotting paedo-bombs!!!!!!!!!!!

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Valve chief confirms Steam-centric console-killing PC

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Re: Just hurry up with the Linux port

Yeh I know it's in Beta but it needs to get finished :)

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Just hurry up with the Linux port

Not too fussed about playing on my telly tbh but they need to get working on the Linux port now.

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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Re: Rickrolling

Rickrolling was one of my later thoughts to be honest.

My first was LemonParty, then BlueWaffle. Then a classic Goatse or even 2G1C.

Thinking of Rickrolling was a kind of relief after that.

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Frenchmen's sperm plunges by a third in quality and quantity since '89

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Re: Internet usage up, tadpoles down.

Should I have used this icon just to be clear?

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Internet usage up, tadpoles down.

Same as in every western country. French tummy-sticks are emptied nightly due to the availability of Le Pron Internetique. Hence Les Boules are somewhat reduced in potency compared to the 80s days of relying on les magazines or le bush de pron.

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Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

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Re: Overkill

Probably their only consistently good album tbh.

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Overkill

Switch these up to 11 and you can expect Years Of Decay to your ears!

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AI boffins take on Angry Birds

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Angry Birds

An AI that could handle my Angry Bird on special week would be a Godsend and I would pay a fortune for it!

Wait, what? A phone game? This is somewhat less useful.

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Brr, feeling cold? Galaxy is home to plenty of WARMER Earth twins

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All hail...

...our new underground, microbial overlords !!

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Annual reviews: It's high time we rid the world of this insanity

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HR departments

Just create work for HR departments so they have to expand and become managers of the new guys. A few years later the new guys want to do the same so they have to invent more long-winded processes to justify the expansion.

HR is a parasite :)

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New science upsets calculations on sea level rise, climate change

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Alert

Let the flaming commence!

I prefer crisps to popcorn by the way.

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Badges for Commentards

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Trollface

Cue the +1ers farming votes.

Press like if you like bacon.

Or boobies.

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Elon Musk envisions small town of VEGETARIANS ON MARS

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooo

Have they not played Millenium 2.2?

This will not end well.

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Super-Earths' magnetic FORCE FIELDS could harbour ALIEN LIFE

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hmm

"I think the next step is to see if models can confirm our findings."

Lucy, 26, from Bristol, says no.

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Taito's Double Dragon

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Golden Axe

Now that was a TRULY great side-scrolling beat em up ! :)

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Elbow > *

For some reason all the baddies were totally happy to be elbowed.

As such this was not really a great game.

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Lawrence 'Empire Strikes Back' Kasdan to pen future Star Wars script

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Trade disputes

Personally I'm hoping that they carry on with the narrative about trade disputes. Possibly something about marginal tax rates in non-core worlds and maybe a three hour EU style negotiation session. I think Lucas was onto a real winner with these themes and I hope the new writers don't abandon this vision.

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ESO says dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

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Russ Abbott is not happy

Obviously

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Sharp chopper falls on early-retire plan as employees flee in droves

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Let's get rid of our most experienced staff!

Cunning. Real cunning.

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