* Posts by Richard 120

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Siphon Wars: Pressurist weighs into Gravitite boffin

Richard 120

How?

How do you get rid of gravity? The only way I know is to get far enough away from the object exerting the gravitational pull, so do it in space then? Easy to do that, get a ticket to the ISS, oh hold on, what's happened to the other part of the experiment, the air pressure. I think we might lose that too.

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Canadian mobe firm sued over disappearing husband

Richard 120

Title Reqd

Rogers Wireless Rogers woman who Rogers behind husband back?

I bet she wants to keep his name out of the report because it's Roger and it would just get too damned confusing.

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PARIS gets her very own private enclave

Richard 120
Paris Hilton

Reversal

WTF? I used to read stuff about Paris Hilton and people would say where's the IT angle, now there's a technology story (sort of) and there are where's the Paris Hilton angle comments?

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Welsh police come down hard on Octopussy porn

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Hmm

I've read a few posts implying that the main story is the 14 charges of creating child porn, but I don't see that as the case.

I perceive a general mentality when CPS go after someone they go for a spatter gun effect, try them for as many crimes as possible in the hope that something sticks.

The more crimes they're charged with the more likely they are to be found guilty I think is the way it goes.

The other thing this is going to do is justify the law, if the guy makes kiddy porn he's bad, agreed. He also has images of dead squid/octoporn whatever, that's got to be bad (by association) therefore whenever anyone else has these sorts of images chances are they're as bad as this guy.

What do they call it in legalese? Precedent or something?

So lawyers can start quoting case law in "similar" prosecutions.

I don't have any odd porn, but there was a lot flying about when I was at uni, in a sort of goatse way. It seems like it's just another law to slap people with in the event they can't prove you've actually done something wrong, like the occassions when you've not done anything wrong and some dickhead copper (some of them are dickheads) takes a dislike to you.

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Latvia's 'Robin Hood' hacker unmasked as AI researcher

Richard 120

Well

You're wrong about the Scottish

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City Police still using Terror Act to bother photographers

Richard 120
Happy

You know

You've obviously also read about the prosecution of the "going to blow the airport up" tweeter. Best avoid making it look too much of a threat

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Did LibCon alliance bring down O2 network?

Richard 120

Whatever

The one thing for certain is that there's a Con in there somewhere.

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Apple iPad

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Sheep

"This is not the first review I've read saying the same thing, so there must be something in it."

That's akin to saying X million <insert religious followers here> can't be wrong.

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F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

Richard 120

er

I sold my legs to buy an iPad

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iPad users are young, rich geeks

Richard 120

But are they married?

My bet is that they are not.

Logic is that it's very rare to find rich & married as a combo.

I don't know where all my money goes, but I'm sure I had more disposable income before I got married, even though I earnt much less.

I suspect the disposable income has been disposed somehow by the other partner

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Feel.me up for grabs in dot-me domain auction

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Not

Bugger.me?

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Blokes spend 11 months in shed

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I don't think it's about hate

it's just about peace

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Megan Fox not world's sexiest woman: Official

Richard 120

Why were you not on the list then?

I watched that Twilight film, I don't really get it.

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Boobquake fails to destroy planet

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Fervour

When I read the original story I assumed he'd (the cleric) been misquoted, or something was out of context.

Has anyone verified that what's being reported are actually the blokes thoughts?

If they are then there's something not right in his head, he's seemingly deranged.

Analysing the words carefully and trying to make sense of the thought process that went into making the original statement leads me to conclude that he's missed the last 800 or so years of scientific developments, not picked up on the fact that one of the most stable geographic regions on the planet (UK) has a vastly more immodest way of dressing than he's used to, and I'm sure the UK is not the only place on the planet where some womed dress tartily and there's a distinct lack of seismic activity.

The test is a fail though, the words actually state it's the adultery that's causing the earthquakes, not the boobage. The assumption he's made is that immodesty increases adultery.

I wonder about that though, I wonder what's more likely to cause adultery, a bit of cleavage on show , or alternatively not actually knowing what your wife looks like until your wedding night and subsequently finding she is not to your taste.

I don't get the way some minds work regardless of how much I try, that much is very apparent.

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Nazi soldiers pose for Red Army calendar

Richard 120
Flame

How...

do you get to be a "senior" manager if you're "young" and stupid?

The comment she makes is true though, she doesn't know what fascist soldiers look like, generally they're indistinguishable from democratic ones.

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Ten free apps to install on every new PC

Richard 120
Flame

Seriously

iTunes is flamebait

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Herd of sheep, off tits on drugs, savagely Tased

Richard 120

RE: PR causing animal cruelty

It was probably cheaper/easier to get away with the testing on sheep, Animal rights activists probably don't care so much about them (because they are so tasty) they'd probably have to get through a lot of legistlation and protestation if they wanted to use something closer the requirements.

It's probably a lot more dangerous to meth up a bunch of primates too.

I wouldn't really want to be trying to taser some tweaked out chimp.

From a scientific viewpoint I have no problem with testing on animals, what would you suggest?

Testing on humans? I suspect that there might be some legality issues there, even if there wasn't the expense could be horrendous when you have to pay out after the tests prove that there is a danger to using meth and being tasered.

You'd have a bunch of effectively executed humans and I expect theire families would quickly learn it pays to be litigious.

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Facebook starts random application shutdown

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for f's sake

the letter f?

Really?

Facebook own 'f' like Apple own 'i'?

uck ng d ots

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Steve Jobs: 'Pad? That's my word'

Richard 120
FAIL

Change Font

Not that big of a deal

RA

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London cops focus on extreme porn, human trafficking

Richard 120

For the purposes of debate...

What about a picture of a person having sex with another person made up to look like a corpse with a caption that says "you're a wanker you are"

How could you actually tell if the person made up like a corpse were alive or dead?

To be honest I'm expecting it'll most likely catch a bunch of people with horse fucking clips on their computers, probably ones they long forgot about after getting goatsed with them and forgetting to delete them.

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Tory £12bn public sector cuts proposal would claim IT scalps

Richard 120

No problem

I'm hoping there will be a candidate or 2 to choose from this time, but where I was last time there was an election it was just the usual suspects, and they're just mostly crap.

Votes are never wasted by me, I'll always vote, even if it's for none of the above. Voting is not a waste of time, the candidates we get stuck with usually are though.

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Richard 120
Unhappy

Similar Boat

I am down to Lib Dem or a spoilt ballot.

None of the thieving lying bastards.

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Austrian takes pickaxe to Street View spymobile

Richard 120
Big Brother

Really?

If it's not on google it doesn't exist?

I didn't realise their plans were that far advanced yet.

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Bloke threatens BT with giant plywood cheque

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TGIF

That's absolute genius, I love it when companies try to disguise incompetence with more incompetence.

You'd almost think they were lying if it weren't potentially libelous.

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IBM tears up open source patent pledge, claims FOSS

Richard 120
Headmaster

LOSE!

FFS the word is lose dammit!

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Sacked Fujitsu boss threatens to sue

Richard 120

Criminals?

"an unfavourable reputation" - which is a not very polite way of referring to the Yakuza.

Really?

Not very polite?

I thought it was incredibly polite based on my understanding of the Yakuza.

If you were going for sarcasm it doesn't really come off.

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Cartoon Law goes live

Richard 120
Big Brother

2000AD

In 2000AD (the comic) a storyline that's been used a few times is that in the fictional world of Judge Dredd, sex has become an event at the olympics. There are drawings of fictional characters having sex. Obviously only certain parts are shown, the ones that are probably legal to show, so basically just the boobs, but they portray characters having sex, in front of a crowd and TV cameras broadcasting to millions.

My bet is that at least one of those small circles depicting the crowd is under 16.

This really does seem to depend on imagination as to whether something is legal or not.

People have different imaginations and I would have thought that it depends on the Psyche of the person judging whether the image is legal or not.

The person judging could be some sick twisted person (or in other words a catholic priest) who deems the material to be highly offensive purely because of their own imagination.

Hmmmm, this is not even committing a crime in your own head, it's committing a crime in someone else's head.

Doubleplusungood thoughtcrime?

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Is iFlorist the greatest website in the universe, ever?

Richard 120

ROFL

You left a genuine email address when you registered with the review site?

Mental.

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Richard 120

So...

Do you think it's an internal thing or perhaps (and here's a good business idea for the unscrupulous) it could be a third party set-up where there is financial remuneration for a quantity of positive reviews.

Of course if you wanted to deliver a good service then you might want to consider maybe not ALWAYS giving a 5 star rating, throw in a few 4 stars, maybe even a 3. Even better, maybe consider actually writing something that could have been written by a genuine individual. Rather than things like "GRATEST STORE EVER!" when referring to a purveyor of flowers. I mean let's be honest, it's a flower shop, it's not going to be the greatest store ever, it's just going to sell you flowers, it's not likely to source you a new kitchen, the needle for the 20 year old record player you've been searching for for the last 15 years as well as the latest game for wii.

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LHC particle-punisher in record 7 TeV hypercollisions

Richard 120

Possibly

Something that would cost £2bn to repair after ramming it up to full capacity could only cost £1bn to shore up so that if you ram it up to full capacity then it doesn't break?

A Cost/benefits analysis has probably decided that it makes better financial sense to not take the risk.

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Are you a 'supertasker'? Probably not

Richard 120

I know I'm not

I can't multitask at all, unless you count breathing as one of those tasks.

I can multi-thread, but I only have the one processor.

I never answer the phone when driving, and I don't fly jets, probably a good job really.

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Getting drunk the night before has no effect on exam results

Richard 120
Paris Hilton

Rubbish

I got pissed the night before an exam and slept through my alarm, missing the entire exam.

I'm fairly sure that influenced the mark I was given.

If this were not a true story I'd be using the joke alert icon, as it is I'll have to go with Paris (as so many have)

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Heathrow security man cops perv scanner eyeful

Richard 120

Is it better

If I use bird or chick, maybe bint or milf, they're probably more natural (depending on the subject matter) but of course they could be construed as derogatory, being conversational on a message board is inviting trouble.

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US couple jailed for TV shoplifting brag

Richard 120

Oh dear

Are people REALLY that thick that they go onto a talkshow and don't know what they'll be getting in return?

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Pirate Party UK launches manifesto

Richard 120

Ok

You have a very narrow view of software and hardware.

People are still using proprietary hardware running DOS and other OS's which don't have GUI's.

Hardware can be made to last a lot longer than you think, your world view seems to be very small, don't try to fit everything into it.

That is why you are using the geek icon incorrectly. I do not think you know what a legacy system is.

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Richard 120

Yes you do

You dont HAVE to upgrade your OS.

You don't HAVE to change your hardware.

You don't HAVE to connect to the internet.

Not all software becomes obsolete because you say so or because a period of time elapses.

Now get back to pre-ordering you iPad.

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No it isn't

Outdated software still does what it did when you bought it. If it had a purpose when it was purchased then it can continue to fill that purpose.

It's software, not hardware, it doesn't change it's behaviour over time, it doesn't break down, it has no moving parts.

You use the geek icon unwisely.

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Register.com argues it can't be sued for negligence

Richard 120

No

It's not flawed, it is semantics. It plays a big part in law. It's not even my argument, I just looked up the definition.

I think that might be the point of the article, specifically that Register.com could get the law suit dismissed on a legal technicality of a dubious nature.

Hence they may win the legal argument but lose the trust of their customers.

Law sucks really, it's not 0's and 1's

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Richard 120

yes

And like OJ Simpson they'll be better off for having won the court case rather than losing the court case AND the public relations battle.

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Richard 120

Not from what I can gather

The difference is a critical one from what I can gather the difference is that with GROSS negligence something gets buggered up by someone who is aware of the consequences and they conciously make the decision to bugger something up.

Normal negligence is when someone just buggers up because they don't know what they're doing, like pressing the wrong button, the one that launches the nukes.

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Sky gets Five HD

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Think so

It's a dish, it uses the same sort of LNB as other dishes (dual, quad or oct depends on what your old occupant had in terms of decoding equipment) point it at your sattelite, hook up the coax to your media PC with a DVB-S2 card (and maybe a smart card reader for those pay channels ;-) and Bob's your mothers brother.

Not done it myself, spent a while contemplating it, but decided to save my time and just get sky.

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Top exorcist says Satan at work in Vatican

Richard 120
Heart

I

bootnotes

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Hull Daily Mail pulls porncoder comments

Richard 120

But...

Then wouldn't you be obliged to take a cut in salary?

Plus we know you love it.

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Only Apple can get away with App Stores

Richard 120

I reckon it'll end badly

If Apple become the only game in town they'll go the same way with the App store and OS that MS did. They'll be the new target of choice. Diversity keeps the industry going, if MS OS were not so prevalent there wouldn't be anywhere near the quantity of viruses for it, hence more people turning to other OS's.

Apple become the dominant force in mobile phones, they become the target.

We'll see how they do.

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US sorority girls in booze-fuelled orgy of violence

Richard 120

erm

Who takes advice on violence from a Sith anyway?

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Putting an iPad through the Motions

Richard 120

Clearly.

Did I say that your TiBook was a toy?

Apple are good at making toys.

I consider the iPhone a toy. I anticipate the iPad being a toy. Target markets are different, people buying iPhones couldn't give a stuff if they last longer than the life of their contract, they'll just get a new one.

Your example isn't a particularly good one though, what you've described is not work as far as I'm concerned. Professional graphic design can be making a poster for someone who gives you a tenner for doing it. BFHD. 3D modelling and video editing also pretty much fall into the hobby category and there are any number of devices suitable for the job. Something used by someone in a job doesn't tend to get treated in the same way as something owned by that same person. There's a lot less respect for the value of an item you work with than one you own.

In hospitals they won't own the device so it's going to need to be robust, and not break if a little bit of vomit, blood or any kind of bodily fluid spills on it.

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Richard 120

What?!?

You mean you didn't want to pay for an Apple to get "the Apple experience"?

Where everything just works straight out of the box, is less customisable, ties you to numerous other services you may not want to use, restricts you from services you do want to use.

It looks pretty though.

Honestly, I can't understand your attitude, you must be some kind of apple hater, listen to the fanbois, they know what they're talking about. The apple experience is the only experience you'll ever need.

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Richard 120
Jobs Horns

Toymaker

They're not in the same market which is why they're happy about the iPad, that's basically what I got from that article.

I can see his point, Apple are basically good at making toys, they won't last forever and you probably wouldn't want them to.

I would be concerned if they started to use the apple toys in places like hospitals and construction sites, in particular the former. I doubt they will though, in most cases it's probably been suggested by some fanboi to a manager who is basically clueless.

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World of Google zombies mistake news story for Facebook

Richard 120
Flame

I fkin hate that!

It's MY focus I put it where I wanted it to be WTF did you steal it for? Because you finished loading? That's fuck all of an excuse.

Bastard focus stealer. I WAS TYPING!

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iPhone must-have crowd inflates UK gadget insurance claims

Richard 120
Jobs Horns

bad Apple

They're probably doing it because the lifespan of the device is only about the length of a release cycle anyway?

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