* Posts by A.N Other

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

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Pint

Originally, the pastry wasn't even edible

and was just something to hold the filling. The pastry would have been hard enough to brain anyone you hit it with. So what's his problem!

And anyway as the saying goes, "fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me" - so what the feck is he doing still buying them!! Sheesh.

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Re: Old Style?

No need - they seem to know how to do that BEFORE learning to drive...

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Re: Old Style?

Have to agree here, I have a sat-nav for use with the bike but use it mainly as a map. You try reading a map in the pouring rain with bike gloves on!

Long gone now are the days where I'd write out a route, stick it in a plastic bag and tape it to the tank. But follow the sat-nav's instructions? All very well, but not much fun when it sends you up a track in the Italian Dolomites that it thinks is an auto-strada but hasn't yet been built!

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In a mall at the weekend? WORSE STILL, are you LOST?

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I thought these malls want you to be lost?

That way you're more likely to wander into a store you wouldn't have otherwise visited and so spend money you wouldn't otherwise have spent.

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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I think what's interesting here, is how the Beeb et al simply repeat whatever lies they're given without even attempting to analyse the report as has been done by The Reg.

Can't they get the staff or just too feckin lazy?

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

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First draft of this speech read...

"It is comforting to know how to find my arse with both hands..."

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Amazon hiring drone flight ops engineer in Cambridge, UK

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Re: Nerf gun….

Buy one from Amazon and then shoot the drone as it departs?

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ICO to fine UNBIDDEN MARKETEERS who cause 'ANXIETY'

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Name and Shame

A weekly update in all the national news-papers naming those companies guilty of this. That way everyone knows who the b'stards are and they can be avoided like the plague that they are.

The more they spam people, the less business they receive (hopefully) until they and the entire industry gets the message.

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Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things

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Re: "Consent on the basis of such policies can hardly be considered to be informed"

Who the hell reads the EULA's / T&C's before buying a kettle anyway?

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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Re: computer hackers who damage the national security of any country*

Or a member of GCHQ doing it...

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: Looking the wrong way...

Nope. What you need are proper Victorian Values - send up a few orphans!!

Save even more weight and as for food food? How much does gruel weigh/cost to make anyway?

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Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers

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FAIL

All very well...

But as has been pointed out, there is existing legislation which already covers this. The problem is that Plod does nothing about it, far too often we hear of cases where Plod just say "sorry, love, nothing we can do". In other words, they're just too lazy/incompetent to do anything about it.

So what hope do we have that this new law will make any difference?

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America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft

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674 days?

Is that how long they can keep a Space Marine in cryo these days?

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Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'

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Re: I don't think it means what you think it means

@Mr Lion

Not at all and "I don't think it means what you think it means"...

That an industry is male dominated doesn't mean that the system is " set up in such a way that it mitigates against (in this case) women making as much contribution as they otherwise might.". It has been my experience that the IT industry does not discriminate against women, those who do enter the industry are treated no different from their male collegues.

My point still stands, that it is male dominated simply because too few women are interested in a career in IT. It may well be that education isn't offering women the skills and training at an early enough age to ensure there are suitable female candidates later, but that is not the fault of the IT Industry.

You seem to have a problem understanding common English. My final paragraph does not answer your statement, infact, it disproves it. The IT Industry is not "set up in such a way that it mitigates against (in this case) women making as much contribution as they otherwise might." - women in IT do just as well as men. The problem is that too few women want to make a career in IT and that has nothing to do with the industry being sexist, simply that women tend not to be interested in IT. Full Stop.

And no, "quite probably" when taken in context is *not* mealy mouthed. And if you wanted to "let that slide", why mention it at all?

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Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

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"Kill off the Internet of Thingies"

One can only hope...

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Facebook: Ha! Like we'd STOP trickcyclists messing with your MIND

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Can't wait for the claims that...

Facebook made me do it!!

Some nutter does something crazy, then blames a Facebook "Social Network Experiment" for making him run around with his "Ghost Gunner" AR-15 and shooting up the Mall.

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SLOSH! Cops dethrone suspect - by tipping over portaloo with him inside

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Re: Why

Not really, more cowardice than "a clever and diplomatic solution". If I'd been drunk on "Wife Beater" and had come out swinging, it would have been the girl who would have copped it and not those paid to protect the staff from (potentially) violent drunks.

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Re: Why

I was locked in a porta-loo in the garden of a pub once - the bouncers sent a girl to unlock the door (after I had mostly kicked my way out) because they thought I'd be much less likely to slap whoever released me if it was a girl - they were probably right...

Now imagine that situation with a potentially armed suspect and you can understand why they may have acted in that fashion.

PS I didn't slap anyone, but it was amusing to see the bouncers cowering in the background after sending the slip of a lass to unlock the door.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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Re: What?!

Try hitting one on a motorcycle, then... Not to be recommended.

A mate copped one in the face. A full-face helmet visor was no match for said pigeon. Never mind cleaning the engine bay, a face full of pigeon guts is quite a mess.

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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FAIL

Re: Who takes the picture?

Pretty much what I was thinking. If I setup a machine to automatically capture an image (say when a bird visits a bird-feeder), do I lose all rights to the image because I didn't "press the button" myself? I think not...

I know the freetards are saying that the monkey "took" the photo and not the photographer, but it was the photographer who set up the camera and arranged things just so the photo could be taken. Therefore, the effort was his and so the photograph is his in exactly the same way as if the photo was triggered by a motion detector etc

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Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law

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FAIL

Jobs for the boys (and girls)?

There are a lot of Barristers etc sitting as MPs, so they *should* know better. Or was the legislation created just to keep their mates still practising in business? Coz there's sure gonna be a load of new work coming their way real soon...

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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Facepalm

There may well be prior art, but probably won't be enough to get it thrown out.

"Another example of just how broken the USPTO really is." Not really, broken implies it worked in the first place...

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Google's Nest flings HALF an INSTAGRAM at Dropcam buyout

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Stop

Does this mean...

All new fridges will now come with a web-cam? That way I can if it's my cat or someone else that drinks all the milk...

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Traffic lights, fridges and how they've all got it in for us

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Facepalm

Pure Hyperbole...

The more I hear the IoT mentioned, the more I'm convinced that someone, somewhere (probably a bunch of junior engineers after a Friday liquid lunch) came up with the idea as a way of winding up the Marketing Noobs - "Who comes up with the silliest idea and convinces a Marketing Wally it's a great idea wins a free pint!!!"

Unfortunately, it has somehow got out of hand and no-one can now convince them otherwise...

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Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

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Stop

When does it send a message to the diet police

to say that's the 2nd pork pie this week, you naughty boy!

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Space station 'nauts will use URINE-FUELLED ESPRESSO MACHINE

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Unhappy

Tomorrow's coffee made from yesterday's coffee...

Been drinking that for years, it's called office vending machine "coffee".

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Time-rich Brit boffin demos DIY crazytech WOLVERINE talons

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We need more...

bonkers stuff like this!

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Researcher lights fire under Tesla security

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FAIL

Another eason why the I.O.T is just so much poorly thought out (and implemented) hype for the gullable.

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MPs attack BT's 'monopolistic' grip on gov-subsidised £1.2bn rural broadband rollout

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The UK government has completely screwed up...

Sale of Royal Mail? Roll out of rural broadband? Pretty much everything, in fact.

So not much of a news item.

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Geneticists resolve human dilemma of Adam's boy-toy status

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Facepalm

"... alien intervention of cross breeding 2 or more species"

That would certainly explain Bible Belt Americans...

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Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet

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Abuse of DCMA

Seems there's a lot of people who either don't understand the DCMA and so miss-use it or deliberately abuse it.

Either way, it shows what a bad piece of legislation it is. Definitely time it was taken down and thrown away. Sadly, that's about as likely to happen as me winning a EuroMillions Rollover - one can hope, but...

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

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Ties and Drum Printers...

Damn, but that brings back memories.

The night-time shift leader decided that wearing something other than jeans and a T would get him off nights so started wearing a shirt & Tie. Lasted only until the tie got caught in the drum and someone free'd him by cutting off the tie with a pair of scissors. They could have just hit the stop button, but that wouldn't have been anywhere near as much fun.

Ah, those were the days...

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ISPs: Relax. Blocking smut online WON'T really work

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Re: Deja-vu

Because Nanny says that no-one is old enough to see naked boobies!! Only Goverment Ministers and wives/husbands of said Ministers are mature enough to see naked boobies...

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IQ test: 'Artificial intelligence system as smart as a four year-old'

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"... as smart as a somewhat-challenged four-year-old child."

Still smarter than most Politicians, then...

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LG's curvy telly and Samsung's Galaxy camera seen in the wild

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I can see how a camera with this level of connectivity might be useful for a photo-journalist to get that snap of some wannabe WAG with her tits out straight back to the "news" desk, but can't see who else it would suit.

It would be lost on your average facebook snapper and I can't see a serious amateur photographer being interested. So it does beg the question quite why they've bothered.

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Are driverless cars the death knell of the motor biz?

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Never mind that...

I want to know when I can just call for a Johnny Cab!

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Samsung and Apple finally divorcing after years of court battles

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Who is pulling the plug on who?

I suspect Apple needs Samsung more than Samsung need Apple and if Samsung decided not to renew its contract with said fruity firm, then they'd be left high and dry without anyone to fab their chips for them.

Better for Apple to jump ship now and find a new partner than wait until Samsung to decide enough is enough and pull the plug on their relationship with Apple.

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Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Re: G A T E S of B A C O N ™

Only if they supply free brown sauce!!!

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Apple threatens ANOTHER Samsung patent lawsuit

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Stop

How long before...

Apple et al are declared a Vexatious Litigant?

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Trick-cyclist's claim: I have FOUND how to get GIRLS INTO TECH

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Re: Big deal, I can get tech into girls ..

If you think guys are sexist or make sexist innuendos, you should try working in a predominately female workplace.

Worked for a small electronics/engineering company a few years back, the PCB assembly line was staffed by 5 women and one guy. At one point he handed in his resignation because of the near constant stream of sexist comments.

I didn't have a problem when I needed to work with them as I gave as good as they gave me and we got along fine, but otherwise, they were like a wild cat spotting a weakness - straight in for the kill!! And as for "objectification"? It is definitely *not* a male only thing. And any women who claims otherwise is lying.

It didn't bother me, but for some it could be too much...

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Microsoft: Someone gave us shot in the ARM by swallowing Surface tabs

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Lies, damn lies and...

PR announcements.

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Snowden dodges US agents in Moscow, skips out on flight

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If the US have been acting legally and have nothing to hide, why all the fuss? After all, as they are so fond of telling everyone, if you've done nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide.

What's "deeply troubling" is the fact that, as usual, the US expects everyone to jump and do their bidding - even Russia and China. I'm quite sure if they had issued valid and legal arrest warrants to Russia or China - that's valid and legal according to those countries respective laws - they would have detained Snowden.

Throwing your toys out of the pram and yelling what a bad boy he's been isn't sufficient to prevent the lawful transit of anyone in most countries - no matter what muppets like John Kerry think.

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Privacy expert dismisses PRISM-busting typeface as 'art project'

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Just get a doctor to write it - no-one can ever understand a doctor's handwriting...

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Cuba bound? Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong

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Too close for comfort?

Has he thought about this carefully? He should be trying to get as far away from Gitmo as possible, not closer. Go to bed in Havana and wake up with a hangover in Gitmo...

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FIVE DAY tech job interviews on trial at Oz telco Telstra

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Re: I attended...

Reminds me of the selection test in the 1st M.IB movie and watching all those stiffs in uniforms trying to complete the paper resting on their knee...

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EMC snaps up Israeli soft-storage startup

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New Business Plan...

Used to be the case you'd find a gap in the market, develop a niche application/product and hope to make a go of it.

Now, you develop a product overlapping an established market and hope to make your money buy getting bought out by the existing martket leader and then retire to a beach somewhere...

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Google staffing boss: Our old hiring procedures were 'worthless'

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Revealing questions...

Don't forget that a job interview goes both ways. The questions asked by the employer reveal much about the company and too many of those type of questions would be enough to make walk away.

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Norks taunt, yank Yanks' crank over PRISM: US is 'rights abuse kingpin'

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Big Brother

Pot - Kettle - Black... etc

What you have to ask, is what would Obama and the reaction of the US be if PRISM was a Nork/Chinese/Russian/<insert dictator of choice here> operation?

They would, no doubt, be banging on about invasive, oppressive surveilance by a dispicable regime and an abuse of human "rights".

As the saying goes, "one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter" and the same would seem to apply to invasive, oppressive surveilance by your own government.

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Russians draw liquid blood from frozen woolly mammoth

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Re: Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

McMammoth Burgers - A burger that *looks* bigger...

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China’s state-run rags brand Mars One mission a scam

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Facepalm

Capricorn one?

Guess someone saw this movie and thought, "hey! now there's an idea!"....

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