* Posts by Uncle Slacky

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Feeling sweary? Don't tell Google Docs

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Re: No problem here

You could also use DuckDuckGo with a "!g" prefix on your query to force it to use Google.

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Ex top judge admits he's incapable of reading email, doesn't own a PC

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Life imitates NTNOCN

"A di-gi-tal watch? What on earth is a di-gi-tal watch?"

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FORKING BitcoinXT: Is it really a coup or just more crypto-FUD?

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Re: nice work there

Where there's muck, there's brass...

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What time is it Oxford Dictionaries? How about almost ‘beer o’clock’

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Re: Mx.?

You're related to David Cameron?

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/may/11/rebekah-brooks-david-cameron-texts-lol

My commiserations...

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Oh no Wikiwon't: Russians plan own version of 'distorted' Wikiland

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What will they call it?

Wikipravda? Pravdapedia?

Also - wIll the preference for Russian software mean that ReactOS will finally be finished, giving somewhere for Win10 refuseniks to go?

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Tens of thousands of Popcorn Time movie streamers menaced by anti-piracy fleet

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The Motion Picture Ass. of America

I see what you did there...

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What's Russia smoking? Kremlin bans Wikipedia for dopey article

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Re: Crowd Control

Sounds like Cameron's Britain, after the bill to ban all mind-altering substances except alcohol, nicotine and caffeine gets passed...

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Směrť Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

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Re: Death To Spies!

It's also alluded to in the acronym for one of James Bond's enemies, SMERSH.

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OpenOffice project 'all but dead upstream' argues prominent user

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Linux

Gnumeric would probably have been a better bet in that situation.

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EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Re: Surprised the statement didn't end

Hopefully they'll effect a repair...

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Vaio returns from the dead wearing sharper suit, bolts in neck

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My daughter's two-year-old S13 is still going strong (with Mint). Wish they were still available...

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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Re: Performance issues

You could try Midori or Qupzilla for browsing - they both include built-in adblockers.

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'Marshmallow' picked as moniker for Android 6.0

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Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

Zonkers (as in Screaming Yellow). Sadly I don't think they're made any more...

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So unfair! Teachers know what’s happening on students' fondleslabs

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Headmaster

Are you a greengrocer, by any chance?

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Cheap phone buying advice needed

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Re: Cheap phone buying advice needed

Around €200 is the maximum (we're in France). Ideally we need to buy something from a France-based website so that we can take advantage of our insurance's new-for-old replacement policy if need be.

She's looking for something smallish (4 to 4.5 inch screen) so the Moto G is looking quite good at the moment (€179 via her existing carrier) or possibly a Leagoo Lead 3 or 4 from phonedroid.fr for circa €110 - anyone know anything about the brand? http://www.phonedroid.fr/260-leagoo-lead-3.html

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Cheap phone buying advice needed

I'm new to the whole smartphone thing (I prefer dumbphones) but as my daughter is looking for a cheap phone for general tinkering (she's doing a software engineering degree), I thought I'd ask here.

Given the recent outbreak of bugs, I guess something that's supported by CyanogenMod or Replicant would be best. Secondhand is acceptable, but presumably the battery would need to be easily replaceable in such a case. Is it better to get something new from e.g. Alibaba or secondhand from e.g. Cash Converters or similar? Any idea what sort of prices I should be looking for?

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It's not just antivirus downloads that have export control screening

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Re: One solution ..

Little Bobby Tables?

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Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

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Re: I'd like to see a trial.

Actually, jury nullification would be the ideal outcome, but you can be sure the jurors would be vetted to ensure they have no idea what the term means. As such, it's a good way to get out of jury duty, if you need to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_nullification_in_the_United_States

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Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

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Re: He's Canadian. Born in Calgary

How does he get around the "natural born American" qualification for prez, in that case? Or is it OK because he was born in America Junior, and not, to pick a country entirely at random, Kenya?

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Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

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The year of Linux on the desktop!

As title...

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Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

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Life imitates the Simpsons

"If you agree, send $1 to Happydude, 743 Evergreen Terrace..."

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Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

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Re: Mangue des baguettes.

"Jewish" might indicate that deliveries or communications might be unwelcome on Saturdays, for example.

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Re: Boulanger?

Boulanger also run a discount network of shops called Electro Depot, which carries not-quite-cutting-edge stuff (read: last season's Boulanger stuff) at reasonable prices.

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Espionage Act

A "positive" defence such as "I did it for the greater good" etc. is not possible under the Espionage Act, and given that anyone who knows about jury nullification (something this trial would be made for) would be filtered out during the jury selection process, he'd be certain of a guilty verdict, and all that that implies.

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

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The Sentinel

As title - Clarke just got the location wrong.

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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Re: Workarounds

Why not just use VLC instead of Kodi?

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We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

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Re: From one mistake to another...

If it comes with "Windows with Bing", then the OEM didn't pay anything for the Windows install, so you can blow it away without remorse.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Repeat after me...

XP came *after* ME!

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Re: 1400 light years

...or, à la Red Dwarf, that they effectively own everything, having left the light on at home and made NORWEB the greatest financial and military force on Earth on the basis of the debt you owe them.

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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Re: for the young uns

"I have a scoop for you. I stole his [Leary's] act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and, to really throw people off, I did it before he did."

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DOUGHNUT (donut?) and whale FOUND ON PLUTO

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Ralph wanted to send Alice to the moon...

...but I guess he never specified which one.

Ah, the good old days, when domestic violence was great comedy...

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Han Solo to get solo prequel flick in 2018, helmed by LEGO men

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Re: That horse

Tauntaun, shirley?

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Re: The response to another mass shooting is to ban.....

As someone said recently, it's the least we can do, and unfortunately the way things are it's the most we'll be able to do.

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MOUNTAIN of unsold retail PCs piling up in Blighty: Situation 'serious'

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They'd sell a lot more laptops if they offered better than 1366x768 resolution for less than a king's ransom...

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Free ethical upgrade offered as Fairphone launches mobe No 2

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Re: Unfair phone

Apple already did, shirley?

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Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

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WIll the POSReady hack work on it?

Asking for a friend...

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Re: Could This Be The Explanation?

I've heard they may be useful to aliens as fuel for their spaceships (if your name is Al Bundy, at least).

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Re: Supplies for Download festival !!!!

No, from Vega: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega

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Re: they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark

And of course it's not true: http://www.snopes.com/business/alliance/barcode.asp

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MIT bods' digital economy babblings are tosh. C'mon guys, Economics 101

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Re: And yet...

Through savings on the administration of the existing welfare system, and of course on the ability of every nation with its own currency to print as much of it as they like (see QE).

See also: https://www.reddit.com/r/basicincome/wiki/index#wiki_how_would_you_pay_for_it.3F

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Re: @Dawson

The only ones who will be able to afford to consume will be those who already own the robots, or at least own the rights to their output. The rest of us get to starve.

We're already at the stage where industry doesn't really need consumers, and in fact the financial sector doesn't really need industry, just QE and other forms of government welfare/bailouts. Socialism for the rich, etc.

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Re: Sexbots, Tim

DON'T DATE ROBOTS!!!!!

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Re: And yet...

If we're not working, then where are we going to get the money to "get" the things the robots are making?

The only solution AFAICS that doesn't end with pitchforks and the 0.01% being strung up from lampposts is a universal basic income scheme. It'll either be that or: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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Air Force General Hawk Carlisle

Wasn't he a character in Dr Strangelove?

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

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Re: bad batter made bitter

Have you tried Netrunner? http://www.netrunner.com/

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: Me, give me strength

Equally, they must never worry about getting flu jabs, because there's no evolution...

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Isn't it referring to something like a hippopotamus, or a rhino? Much more likely than a dino, at any rate.

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It's a trap!

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UK.gov confirms it's binned extended Windows XP support

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Re: What next ?

They're reviewing all IT in Munich, as is standard practice. They're not "desperately trying to revert":

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/no-munich-isnt-about-to-ditch-free-software-and-move-back-to-windows/

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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Re: Secret Technology

As seen in Dr Who, of course...

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