* Posts by Havin_it

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Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

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Re: I skimmed the article

Upped for the squirrel reference, made me laugh liquids out my nose all over again recalling that :)

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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Re: BBC 3 or BBC 7

You've just reminded me of that other favourite, squeezing the end credits of a film/programme into half the screen and blabbing over them about the next show or some inane phone-in compo. Always feel that's the height of rudeness to the creditees (and whoever did the music score!).

NURSE! MY PILLS, QUICKLY!

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>take away all the TV programmes made for "regular TV" and there'd be nothing to watch on Netflix.

That's less true by the day. The recent House of Cards remake was commissioned by and aired exclusively on Netflix, and I gather that did reasonably good business (especially on Capitol Hill, indeed). They and LoveFilmAmazon are commissioning lots of original content now.

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'How a censorious and moralistic blogger ruined my evening'

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Re: also cached by the wayback machine

The Google cache is 404ing now, and archive.org is down entirely! (OK, they say a storm took out power to their datacentre, but that's a convenient cover-story for "massive ongoing DDoS" if ever I heard one)

Dude, how powerful are these guys?

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@Eric Olson Re: Strictly off the record, I'll explain these welts..

>We all know that when Fiznab the Sorcerer is told something by the DM and [...]

No. No, we do not.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Its the kernel

>"What is actually running such an up to date kernel?"

Gentoo.

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@DAM Re: Linux future

>Competition is the universe's only way to get rid of the crud.

>(This is why people designers tend to design ways to get rid of competition.)

FTFY

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@tnovelli Re: Unknown source of kernel lock-ups?

>Those aren't REAL Linux users. He's referring to the 2 veteran sysadmins who bothered to try the bleeding edge crap at all. ;)

"Veteran sysadmins" don't go anywhere near the bleeding-edge if they can help it. At least, those who started Devuan don't (your term is exactly how they style themselves).

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Re: Seems wrong...

>Mint says 'yes'. Gentoo and Debian say 'no'.

Oh god, so true. I started learning coding the day I went from Mandrake (think Mint of its day, young'uns) to Gentoo. I just didn't quite realise it until a couple of years later.

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NASA prods sleeping New Horizons spacecraft: Wakey, wakey, Pluto's calling

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"A lot of crap" including an explosion on takeoff, a crashed spaceplane and the first fatality in the field since Columbia: what's a bad few months like?

Just Sagan ... er, sayin'.

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Firmware update kills Lenovo Home Media Network HDDs. Here's how to resurrect them

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Re: RE:"Others may just choose not to buy Iomega or Lenovo again"

Ooh, bet you're fun at parties.

I, for one, was wondering the same thing, so I'm glad the OP asked, because the result is that another commentard has actually answered it for me, right here, which saved me having to research it, however minor an effort that might be. (So thanks also to the answerer.)

Also, I don't get the impression this was intended, but it serves as a bit of deserved public shaming for someone who DID do something wrong, namely the author who omitted the appropriate background information from the article (or the sub-editor who dropped a paragraph that explained that bit, but left the hanging mention of Iomega).

I guess I kinda just advocated being an elitist prick there, so I'll go easy on you, but you might try thinking outside your own bubble when choosing your targets.

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Mozilla, EFF, Cisco back free-as-in-FREE-BEER SSL cert authority

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Re: @ crackerjacks12345

. . . I think this is

. . . the best you're going to get

. . . (without a badge, anyway).

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Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

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@PushF12

I haven't even read all of your post yet, but I'm giving you an instant uppy for the ten-dollar word "disintermediates".

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: Good discussion/a couple of ways forward

>Systemd has also made me consider trying BDSM

I'm starting to think systemd is BDSM.

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Re: It's all about CHOICE

>In what sense does Gentoo provide more choice than Debian? They both allow users to run systemd, sysvinit or upstart as the init system(*)

>(* I think Gentoo also allows OpenRC)

Nope. Gentoo uses sysvinit and openrc (lest we forget, init and rc are, historically, complementary but separate components). AFAIK they are both part of the base system. What has now changed is that systemd is supported (via a USE flag), but it is not and is unlikely to become the default, given that openrc is largely a Gentoo project (and regular polls in the forums have swung overwhelmingly against systemd).

Upstart? Not packaged (although I see it can be installed via the "chromiumos" overlay, lol).

So Gentoo's actually less "all things to all men" in this regard. More pragmatic though, I think.

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Re: Bah!

Oh, I thought it was a play on "/dev/one", which any true greybeard will tell you is a glaring omission from the Linux kernel (I tried to get it in, but I wasn't the first and I doubt I'll be the last ;) ).

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Re: Stupid name

Ehhh... I'm guessing he meant "Devuan"?

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Pay with your credit card at station kiosk? 'Dare Devil' is targeting YOU

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Re: What about using your card to validate a prior transaction?

Oh bugger: (

So leaving liability aside, have I been at just as much risk in technical terms?

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What about using your card to validate a prior transaction?

When I book train tickets online, I usually opt to pick them up from a kiosk at the station (think you can also buy tickets on the same kiosk, but not 100% sure on that).

I insert my card when collecting, but only to validate that I'm the cardholder (no PIN required, just a reference for the online transaction).

Would I still be at risk? (My gut says not to risk it anyway, but I've been doing this for a while so would be good to know.)

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Vodafone eyes up Liberty Global – report

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Re: Preparations have already begun...

I see no reason why not. I've currently got VM cable just for the telly, plus a BT line (that I had to get re-enabled) for DSL with my preferred ISP, Demon. No way was I getting VM as ISP after their Phorm naughtiness, though the combo deal would have been a lot cheaper.

Unfortunately, Demon are currently owned by ... Vodafone.

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Zero-day hacking group resorts to UNICORN SMUT-SLINGING

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Disappointingly misleading headline

That is all.

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Festive streamers caught in Vulture's claws: Gadget-ogle for audiophiles, video geeks

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Re: RIP Squeezebox :-(

Maybe worth mentioning that the Logitech Media Server (nee too many names to mention) does output a generic mp3 stream on port 9000/stream.mp3, so a great many clients can digest that without issues as long as you have a controller (which is a free in-house app for Android at least). "JUST PLAYER" (I'm not shouting, that's how it's named) is one I use on my droid for this purpose as it runs happily in the background so I can keep the Controller app in foreground.

Also, just to join the chorus, fuck Logitech.

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Re: All Videos Appear to be The Same

>Is the glimpsed species good at sucking knob? Perhaps it evolved from the fleshlight.

I take it, then, that you haven't seen the "Special Edition" (read: wanked all over with CGI) versions of the originals then?

I would not in good conscience advise you to remedy that, but yeah, she's not new. I think she was the centerpiece of Jabba's floor show, duetting with some kind of half-Ewok, half-Brian Blessed dude. Or was the whole thing a fever dream...?

As for where her skills lie (apart from singing, of course), you're probably wise to keep it "upstairs" as her camel toe looked about a foot wide.

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: Retire me now

>As a part-time OCD-er ...

I'm pretty sure that's not a thing.

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@DavCrav Re: weighing the options...

>I have this vague recollection of Jeter talking to PKD about DADoES

Wouldn't he have been better talking to B&Q about those? Could have helped with his SKiRTING BOaRDS too...

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Woman who stung Tinder with sex-pest sueball stings again – with rival Bumble app

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Some shit may have hit the fan, but Tinder is still afloat isn't it? (If it isn't, no need to read on.)

My thought is I do wonder whether the two firms don't have "backers" in common, who could (entirely hypothetically) have orchestrated the whole thing? After all, contemporary morality being what it is, to make the big bucks it's best to run the church AND the whorehouse ...

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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@MachDiamond Re: Teamsters

>Seeing that their "work" doesn't accomplish any useful to society…

Seeing as you are the final arbiter of such things, how's about a few more examples of professions that you consider worthless to "society"? This should be good.

Oh, and you'll be sure to tell us all what YOU do to advance the human race, won't you?

Cockwomble.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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Re: Reminds me...

Please tell me you just mean her ashes... O_o

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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton moves into plush London pad

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Re: That's Natural History Museum

That really is pretty unforgivable. Who is "Team Register "anyway, the YTS kid?

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Most convincing PHISHING pages hoodwink nearly half of you – Google

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Re: Phishing is Phun

Excellent! I hope you thanked them for their foresight :)

Signed,

****** Francis *******, brother of **** Augustine ******.

[parents atheist, grandparents very much the opposite]

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Re: Hardly surprising

>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff you see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.

From the fact that you're actually seeing the ads on FB, we can conclude that you don't use AdBlock. (You could be making an ethical exception for FB, as we all do for El Reg of course, but given your apparent disdain for them this seems unlikely.)

From that, I may tentatively infer that you don't use Ghostery either (or other means to thwart the colossal amount of tracking and profiling you're subjected to on the majority of the Web at large).

Iff we believe that all this profiling actually works (OK, this is the weak point in the logic, as I'm sure I will presently be informed via a litany of tedious anecdotes), then I may be so bold as to redraft the above passage for you:

>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff you I see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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Re: It's cool.

>I stopped watching TV after the OJ trial, looks like the correct decision.

Think the Brown and Goldman families might disagree with you there ...

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: What a pity...

You forgot "doing hard sums", he gets a lotta mileage out of that one.

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Bona-fide SCIENCE: Which forms of unusual sex are, um, mainstream?

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Re: RE: Canadian fantasies

...long-johns?

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LastPass releases Open Source command line client

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Meh

Meh

Open up the server code so we don't have to park our data at your place, then we'll talk.

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Samaritans 'suicide Twitter-sniffer' BACKFIRES over privacy concerns

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Desperate attention-seeking behavior

...by the Sams. Their heart is undoubtedly in the right place, but this is really a bad plan. I smell whalesong and joss-sticks.

I've lost someone to suicide, and asked myself (still do) whether more could have been done, more attention could have been paid. But for that to have even been possible in the context of this app, I'd have had to have suspected severe depression in the subject to begin with, which nobody did (sadly often the way).

If you suspect someone is going down that path, just fucking talk to them. As much as you can. Do your best to convince them you're not doing so out of social obligation. And get ready for them not believing you and doing it anyway. But as I said, this is largely academic, because, statistically, you won't even suspect it.

Cheery, eh?

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Inside the EYE of the TORnado: From Navy spooks to Silk Road

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Re: huh?

Yup, some screaming errors re exit nodes. It's not a very useful article on a subject like this if it misinforms this badly; in fact, it could be downright ruinous if taken as gospel. NOT going to be making a bee-line for the follow-up article if this is the standard.

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MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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@TRT Re: Rubbish science

FFS, don't get him started on the length of his post!

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Re: Almost certainly junk science.

Sounds like a lot of men won't survive being ana... y'know what, never mind.

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New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future

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Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET

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Re: HOW DARE YOU!!

I've got a 1980s Young Ones annual that says different, what you got?

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Re: HOW DARE YOU!!

I was just gonna go with "because he's a nob", but I like yours better.

Favourite Bono story: remember that sleb-heavy campaign for the famine-struck hellhole du jour a few years ago that involved the slebs snapping their fingers? Bono was giving this patter to a Glasgow audience ...

B: "Every toime oi snap me fingers *snap* a choild in de turd world doies *snap*..."

LOCAL WAG: "Well f*ckin' stop doing it then!!"

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ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff

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WTF?

Where?

Would it have been too much to ask for the article to give some hint as to where this launch site actually was?

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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They don't negotiate, but sometimes they do try a rescue ...

http://www.hebrides-news.com/linda-norgrove-death-21210.html

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Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ

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Sanctimonious

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

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Re: Not as simple as that indeed....

Not seen that before: approximately the right number of apostrophes, none of them in the right place!

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Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future

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The misfortune of intrigid

...was to post too near the top. Meanwhile, this gem on page 2 was largely overlooked.

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Careful now

As it's a potentially repeatedly winnable honour, how do you recognise repeated winners? Just keep piling the poo up until nobody can read jake's actual posts?

<shrug> OK then.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Re: Neil dG Tyson...another elitist SOCK PUPPET....

Dude, do you ever ... I dunno ... like just listen to yourself?

Also, having looked at your post history, how about giving it a rest spamming your rantblog(s) at us? Nobody cares. Try Reddit or something. kthx

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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I'm sure that'll cheer them up while they're waiting to die because they can't afford the medical bills.

Maybe there's a fiver in this unattended lab coat...

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