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* Posts by Xander Dent

33 posts • joined 14 Apr 2008

Copper prices push cable thefts to new high

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Bastard!

I was gonna say that, instead of the cable shield being earthed, run 500v@20A AC through it, that ought to put off any would be thieves. Or cook them bolt cutters in hand, right where they stand, either way...

I visited the states for 6 weeks a few years ago, a lot of travelling, good fun though. Anyway, on the way home, I got from LAX to JFK to Heathrow without issue, tube link to train, no problem. I get 20 miles from home, and I'm stuck on a train for FOUR FUCKING HOURS because some thieving pikey f**kbag has carted off the signal cabling at chesterfield.

Seriously, instead of putting the national grid up large pylons, run it down the outside of train signal cables, it follows roughly the same route anyway, at least some of it. 44KV, steal the effing cable now...

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Google's antitrust probe spin answered

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Coat

heh

This *is* fun...

Actually, no, it's not. I lied. Bored now.

Have fun, whoever you are. :)

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Xander Dent
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Fail +1

0.o

Return fail for not parsing the /rant at the end of the OTT rant post.

+1 fail for suggesting you know me w/o IDing yourself.

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Foundem, lostem again, thankfully.

So "Foundem". yet another shitty "shopping" website. Seriously, the world needs no more, and I don't want to see your link to "buy XX Item here" when I search for information on something. Google does right and dumps you to the bottom of the pile, unless I (for some reason, probably suffering temporary insanity) search for your site, then I'd expect to find you that's what a search is for. Don't come looking for me to sell me something, I'll find you, or not.

Fucking Parasites. Die In A Fire.

/rage

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Salvador Dalí style floppy iPad on the way, seemingly

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Differently

Most of the pressure sensing in your skin is actually done chemically, not electrically.

Your skin is not a semiconductor, you great tit.

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Diesels greener than battery cars, says Swiss gov report

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WTF?

title, ffs

I know it's lower pressure, but we've already got an infrastructure for moving gas around....

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Zeus botnet raid on UK bank accounts under the spotlight

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Secure Auth

Actually, I have a device that generates auth codes in a similar fashion, it reads my card, I punch in my PIN and it gives me a code. Barclays provided BTW. I'd like to see them break that.....

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Mother faked ID to 'disappear' child from school waiting list

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Title

The head Sir, you have struck upon it most accurately.

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Security bug bites 64-bit Windows 7

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here's your f**king title...

You Sir, are a complete and total idiot. A shining example of the old adage "A Little knowledge is a dangerous thing".

First Off, there's more ways then just software that will allow you to bypass "region protection".

"On the other hand my new gaming rig is sticking to Win7 due to NVidia being a prick and not allowing Hybrid SLI and Three-way/Four-way SLI under XP. That, and a lot of games coming out seems to be locked to Windows Vista and above only now."

Secondly, you ignorant tit, nvidia didn't "not allow" hybrid SLI under XP, it's nigh impossible to do stably, and with much performance gain under DX9.0c. A better version of DirectX is required, therefore vista or better is also required. The same goes for your games "locked to vista and above" you complete and utter f**king moron.

There you go, the clue went that way >>>>>>>>>

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World+bitch flocking to expose self on Facebook

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Account and Sort Code?

I'd post it too tbh, that's practically free info, with which you could *deposit* money into my account. Thanks very much, very charitable of you.

I suspect if the clue was biting a chunk out of some people's arse, they still couldn't find it.

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Brussels to rule on cheap pub football sat decoders

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World's Smallest Violin...

Can we get an Icon for "World's Smallest Violin" to play especially for these greedy rip-off merchants bitching that their daylight robbery is no longer feasible.

Charge everyone the same rather than rip off everyone in the UK?!?! Unthinkable....

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Royal Navy starts work on new, pointless frigates

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Nice

I miss my days as a frigate pilot...

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Games console 'killer' powers Avatar 3D power package

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Console killer, not quite.

Ermmm, yeah, Console Killer eh?

Maybe, if we all get a 100mb fibre line, otherwise, not a hope.

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Apple details iPad's 'breakthrough' mobile contract

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Tit.

And you'd use a mobile connection to download movies?

Get out. Get out and don't come back.

Some days I think the gene pool needs a little bleach.

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Ofcom wades into UK 'Net Neutrality' row

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Headmaster

ermm...

IANAL but, if they change the contract, you are entitled to terminate incurring no fees, as they are no longer abiding by the signed agreed to contract. ie they must inform you of changes and allow you to bail out if you wish.

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Genius idea

So the only news we then get is the likes of Fox? yeah, good plan idiot.

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Google buys app, removes from app store

Xander Dent
Stop

Doublespeak

Stop using the term "doublespeak" until you've actually read 1984. If you have read it, read it again, and again, until you actually understand and use the term correctly. I'm F**king sick of seeing wannabe conspiracy theorists misusing using the word over and over, in completely the wrong way.

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China Mobile puts boot into NFC

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WTF?

buh?

Did you even read the article?

They bought a metric f**kton of "RF SIM" which needs to draw power from the phone to function.

So, actually, no, they couldn't give a flying f**k about you, your sim, or your battery status.

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US Congress seeks control over NASA moonshot

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Errrmmm, wut?

"This bill not only saves but preserves the survival of the safest, most advanced, and most efficient vehicle we have at NASA," said Alabama congressman Parker Griffith in a statement.

Well, you know, they would say that.. "...US Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, whose state houses the Marshall Space Flight Center, a leader of Constellation's Ares rocket program."

Surely people can see why this backward hick wants yet another idiot single use rocket as the good ol' US of A's shuttle replacement.... seriously?

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Legal digital music is commercial suicide

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Typical American Arrogance TBPFH

Title says it all. To quote a very funny man "There are *other* countries you know..."

Fluke

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The Google-isation of all the net's access points

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Anti-Trust... or not.

"Maybe, when the EU/US regulators have stopped whipping Microsoft, they could wake up and smell the coffee."

Well, maybe if you were ***Paying*** for the service you might just have something to complain about. Since you ain't, Jog On.

Fluke

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Sikorsky announces first flight of 'X2' triplex supercopter

Xander Dent

RE: Neil Hoskins

It's likely that the vibrations from passing in and out (accelerating past and decelerating back) of the sound barrier would create a large amount of undesirable vibration which would in turn damage/stress the rotors.. at a guess.

Fluke

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E-voting outfit confesses vote-dropping software bug

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Phreaky...

Get yourself out to the shops, try PCWorld, or even your all-time favourite, the Apple Store, and see if they'll sell you a clue.

Whilst I almost agree with (but certainly to some degree, understand) your hatred of Apple. Your support for a knackered, old, bitter, sour-faced, backward, greedy, republican tosspot like McCain is utterly bewildering. Especially considering Apple is pretty much American Capitalism incarnate, the greed, the faddism, the fanboys, the advertising that gets everywhere and the total lack of giving a shit about any more than the contents of your wallet.

I was going to quite nicely sum things up here, but instead I'm going to simply state that you, Webster Phreaky, are not only a clueless tit, but *The* Clueless Tit to which all others shall be compared.

Fluke

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UK MoD tries to resell surplus Eurofighters to India, Japan

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Bleh..

More of the same total lack of understanding from our favourite MoD hating, Yank blowing Reg-Hack.

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Greenpeace: UK gov trying to strangle wind power

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Nuclear Future TBPFH...

Surely if we used a load of nukes for the power backbone and used non-consistent renewables for demand where possible, we'd reduce our energy carbon footprint to as close to zero as is actually possible with current tech...

So, I contest that Greenpeace have their own agenda, and are not actually as into the carbon emission ting as they claim.

Food for thought.

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BAE 'skips a generation' in killer robot tech

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Maybe, just maybe, they're better informed than you.

Lewis,

Seriously. Without putting in any more thought then I give to which cereal to eat for breakfast, I can think of one why *I* personally would rather see BaE get the contract, than some smarmy US counterpart. Tax. Even if we pay more for the gear from BaE, than in the states, we (the govt.) gets a huge chunk of that back as tax in various forms, plus the jobs (and therefore more tax), and a percentage of the money those workers spend their wages as, yup, you guessed it, tax.

Grow a pair, get your nose out of the US collective arse and try and portray things as they are, not with some of that typical Daily Mail/Fox News political slant.

Fluke

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French gear up for biofuels retreat

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@JonB

Another one who really should be out shopping for a clue.

Man, the idiots are *really* out in force today.

Day rlease from the funny farm maybe?

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Commercial iPlayer faces anti-trust shakedown

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@Jason Cyrus

Get yourself round to your local supermarket, have a word with the staff and see if they'll sell you a fucking clue.

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Google questions Verizon 'open network'

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Go Google

Google get my full backing on this one, they may not be perfect, but they are one of the few companies that create "things" the general populace benefit from, without me having to put my hand in my pocket or put up with annoying ads (yes, the ads are there, but they ain't in my face, brightly coloured, or pop-ups). This IMHO is a good thing.

my £0.02

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South Koreans clone sniffer dog

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@AC "RE: Karl Lattimer"

Funniest Comment Ever.

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Soyuz capsule docks with ISS

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@AC

Wholeheartedly agree.

The sooner we can learn to stop f**king shooting each other and work together to get off this rock, the higher chance the human race has of not being an insignificant blip in the history of the universe we live in.

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UK's most popular Wi-Fi router defaults to insecurity

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MAC Addresses

Was going to simply state here that this whole discussion is a waste of time, as blocking all but allowed MAC addy's is far simpler than setting up any sort of encryption, and for the purposes of restricting who's using the wireless connection is more than adequate.

But, someone beat me to it..

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Sales slide at PC World, Currys

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PCWorld...

Actually sacked me for providing good customer service.

I worked in their call centre (I was desparate for a job at the time, don't look at me like that..) as a "Branch Call Handler". This meant first off I had to explain to customers, "No, I'm not at the store you thought you'd just phoned, you're talking to a call centre.." putting us on a bad footing to start with.

Anyway, I answer a call from a gent who'd just been in and purchased a crappy Lexmark printer (the one it was cheaper to replace, than buy new cartridges for.) He was more than a little upset that the driver CD in the box had a large scratch across it, and was mouthing off about throwing the printer at the Tosspot in the store who'd sold it to him, which in hindsight, would probably have been the better course of action.

Unfortunately for me, I hate seeing people fscked over for money, and refuse to do it on behalf of some greedy, immoral, corporation like DSG. Knowing the Lexmark FTP was down (having had a similar problem before) I had the drivers he needed on my private FTP at home. I connected (via SSH) to my Linux FTP box and copied/permissioned the required file to allow anonymous download. I then talked the customer through how to download and install the drivers from my FTP. At the end of the call the customer had not only offered his sincere apologies for his attitude at the start of the call, but offered to send me a personal cheque by way of thanks. I decined his offer, but thanked him for his apology, and wished him well.

A job well done I thought, a beaming smile on my face. The smile promptly disappeared as I was hauled into the office for "a meeting" with my "team leader". I was facing a triple disciplinary, for 1) Spending more than 10 minutes on one call. 2) Referring a customer to (and I quote) "an unrecognised website". 3) Opening up the company network to attack (by making an **outgoing** SSH connection)

I was sacked and escorted off the premises within 30 minutes.

Warning/Caution; because quite frankly they should display a sign warning of the lack of intelligence anywhere in the entire organisation at the door.

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