* Posts by hplasm

3059 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

US Patriot Act's phone spying rules are dead – but that means very little

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Re: Does anyone actually believe they have stopped collecting metadata?

It does mean that they have to get their rubber stamp altered.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Re: From a proud Bible thumper

"My God is a God of Truth."

Truly, he is a bit of a git though, you must admit?

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Re: Evidence.

I'd buy a new Avenger.

As long as it's Purdey...

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: And now fish Jesus!

That explains those fish bumper signs!

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Nobody asked here two real interesting questions (at least for me)

"By answering these two questions correctly, Microsoft might consider me a potential client."

By asking these two questions, Microsoft might consider you a potential troublemaker...

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Re: Security and Stability iffyness

> and is not a covert anti-security backdoor like Windows 8+ apparently is!

I bet you Googled that.

Bing had nothing...

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Re: I'm confused

It's easy to get rid of the apps on a Windows 8/8.1/10 install:

Start PowerShell with admin privileges.

Type in:format c:

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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Re: So that

More likely - £199.99, £149.99, £119.99, and £99.99.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

"And Linux's answer to Lync is?"

You mean Sky(!)pe for Business... er Modernpe, er...

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

"If you don't like it, restore. Why not? It's not as if it's expensive."

What was that old trotted out line... "... Linux is only free if your time has no value?"

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

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Re: Prophets of doom

Profits of Doom, then?

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Re: Future mineral reserve creation

The rarest of the elements is surely Euphonium. Used solely in the manufacture of Brass Band instruments, it supplanted Trombonium that was originally used for this purpose.

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Re: The other thing to remember

" ..."experts" running around saying we're running out of pork..."

Pork is something TPTB and their 'experts' will never let run out.

The pork is the life...

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

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Re: system requirements:

"You don't have to buy it."

Don't want to steal it either.

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Libre Office comes to Android

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Finally!

Now I can fiddle with ODF documents properly- I mean of course, proper ODF.odf open documents- beware of shoddy imitations.

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BRAIN STORM: Nine mislaid cerebra found near railway line in New York

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Re: The zombies are getting smarter...

Is that Dr Hfuhruhurr?

Have you seen Miss Mahelmahey? I have some brains for her...

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

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"...the sun would have revolved around the earth until Galileo."

It was an Earth-shaking discovery, don't you know?

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Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: Registering wasn't that much of a problem...

"...but the house name and village were wrong, and there was no way of changing them."

But at last, when they come for you, they'll be looking in the wrong place.

So you can be whatever you want!

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That EVIL TEXT that will CRASH your iPhone: We pop the hood

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Re: Restart required

"I fail to see how this will cause the sun to go dark and the stars to fall to the earth."

Several seconds of disconnect from the Fruitiverse- it's unthinkable!!

O the huge manatee!

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

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Re: Just say no.

"But . . . Jen Taylor!"

Genny Talia you say? Sounds like bolloc... oh- Cortana...I see.

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MS need to partner up with the Auto industry.

Ford and Cortana.

That would have a certain retro charm...

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Win Phone to outgrow smartmobe market for next four years

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IDC predict Microsoft deal with Kelloggs.

A WinPhone in Every Box!

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Look out, Dixon! That there is a dangerously INTELLECTUAL cow

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"Shouldn't they have holes in them, then?"

They do round Northumberland way.

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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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Re: pah.. stallman

Ah- the intellectuals are here!

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Re: It's time to grow a pair

"I've said it before: a lack of belief is itself a belief: a belief in nothing. "

You were wrong then- and guess what...

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Candlelit vigil planned to honour executed Newcastle cow Bessie

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This poor cow needs a memorial.

Any of the Manchester cows left?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/following-the-herd-150-painted-cows-settle-on-the-streets-of-manchester-755730.html

Lest we forget...

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Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

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Re: I'm off to register

"I'm not visiting your bloody website!"

Just leave it on the doorstep...

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Re: Tickled the cockles

"...marketirrhea."

+1 .internet for you!

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Re: Mark 85

"how to kill it without spooking it into traffic."

Don't want the highways haunted, that's for sure...

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FAIL

They had to shoot it-

before it outwitted them.

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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Re: Dogfood

"Would the (any?) government use this 'breakable non-breakable' encryption itself?"

Yes. They are clueless.

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Well, either he did it-

Or the FB lie...

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BT boss in shock 'bigger is better' claim as £12.5bn EE bid heats up

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They could succeed and form BE...

Buggerall Everywhere - the best practices of BT and EE in one easy to swallow bitter pill.

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The yummy mummies' likeable wagon: Nissan Qashqai Tekna

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Re: Kumquat

"...classify people according to the cars they drive..."

But it does save time, and is wierdly accurate...

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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After a slightly promising start...

Meet the new Bush, just like the old Bush(es).

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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

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BOFH-

I feel a brownout coming on...

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

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Re: No no no no no no

But finally! A Win10 USP!!

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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Re: RE:Well I'm still trying to get my head around what is wrong with this idea anyway.

"I think you misunderstood, me."

Indeed I did- your omission of the first part made things cloudy.

The omission of the bit I put in (in brackets) by Our Leader makes it all sound a little more sinister...

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RE:Well I'm still trying to get my head around what is wrong with this idea anyway.

"For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone,” ( This will now stop)

That- is what is wrong with the idea- the parts you missed out and the parts he left out.

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Re: how many? @Mr. Coward

"You wouldn't want to manage your server with a phone interface, would you?"

Have you seen Windows Servers recently?

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"...Windows 10 to be delivered as a service, this milestone..."

Milestone or millstone, this 'service'?

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'Nokia store? I dunno no Nokia store. This here's a Microsoft Reseller'

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"...showcase a range of Microsoft experiences..."

Let's see- Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, Confusion and Loathing?

Not a bad start...

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

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Re: Geese Speculating....

Sounds like you need more of these to stimulate your research...

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Attack of the possibly-Nazi clone parakeet invaders

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Re: Time for biocontrol

"The invading hordes are clones"

They're not true clones, they just have their Parroty bit set...

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Can't we just track them all

using Awk...?

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

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100M£

To stop stupid* cyclists from getting squashed?

*Trying to squeeze between a 20tonne truck and anything is stupid.

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SHOCK! Robot cars do CRASH. Because other cars have human drivers

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Re: For Sport.

"Drink/drug/sleep driving will rise unless the car tests occupants before setting of an monitors them during the journey."

Isn't that the point of these things?

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Re: Privacy and data storage

"Not enough storage in the world for that lot."

But if each camera has enough storage, then by definition, there is...

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Forced sale of Openreach division would put BT broadband investment at risk, says CEO

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Re: Et Tu, Virgin

That's because it was built by many small private companies, most of which went under and were bought out.

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Well-

they would say that, wouldn't they?

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