* Posts by Gordon 8

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

Gordon 8
Black Helicopters

From the RC side of the fence

I've been learning to fly RC planes in Asia for about 12 months.standards are variable at best some of the pilots scare me.

I was in the RAF cadets, so have basic understanding of airmanship.It has given me a respect of other flying machines.

i would have no problem having to pass a basic airmanship exam before flying. i think it should be compulsory, as should some simple transponder on all kit.

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Panasonic's seven-inch Windows slab has tough exterior, confused mind

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Happy

Seen one

Umpire's chair at Wimbledon has a panasonic touch screen device.....

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Picture special: LOHAN makes fire in the sky at 15,000m

Gordon 8

Addition for the Truss

Maybe there should be some Bacon mounted behind the motor on the Truss.

Emergency supplies for the Playmonaut in case the team take time to find the truss, & Lester's hounds can use it to help find it in heavy scrub.

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LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

Gordon 8
Joke

Re: Realtime Embedditis strikes again

I'm fairly sure Windows RT is not the fix for this....

If it is then the problem is much bigger than we realized.

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So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?

Gordon 8

In Hokien

According to my wife it would be

Lien Cheow

狗胡说八道

The english text is Phonetic

What ever it is, itsounds dodgy to me

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The Vulture 2: What paintjob should we put on our soaraway spaceplane?

Gordon 8
Coat

Re: Why not

That looks like Gulf Oil colours to me.

I'll get my coat, the one with the copies of Motor Sport in the pocket

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Gordon 8
Coat

Top & Bottom

Having a different scheme top and bottom is well worth it.

I fly RC planes and there are times when you can't tell which way it is.

That's why some planes have different patterns top and bottom.

I would go with Vulture 1 Colours as a base with maybe invasion stripes (black & white as on 1944 - 5 Spitfires) on the bottom of the wings to help the pilot.

Silver Nose and wings with red control surfaces and fuselage.

During initial flight testing a layer of sticky tape to protect the aircraft skin from damage on landing.

When in the air planes never have a problem. it's how they hit the ground that causes the damage ;-)

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

Gordon 8
Flame

Surface RT - I have one

Hi,

For about 300 GBP I have a Surface RT, and I like it ;-)

Yes it's handicapped compared to a full windows machine and i have problems with things like vpn support, but for what i paid, and what i need it to do it does 75% of what i want out of the box (well with Windows8.1). There are a few apps that fill many of the gaps.

The 8.1 upgrade with full outlook is worth it. That is why i made the purchase.

I was against when it did not have outlook, it was pointless I felt. Now that i have tried a surface and it does have outlook it's a decent piece of kit. MS need to get a few things sorted, and it needs better apps.

So unless you have actually tried to use one then please don't try to tell those of us who have used one that it's no good.

I would rather have a surface RT than any fruit or chocolate OS powered device.

I am expecting a stack of down votes, but I am happy with the Surface RT

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LOHAN fans drawn to magnetic coupling

Gordon 8
Pint

KISS

The whole point of any addition is it has to be KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

Lohan is resting on a metal Rod - One connection can be done via that, it just needs a LOHAN based pickup.

Only one other connection is needed. What ever it is (Magnet, foil, Spring loaded thingamejig.....) locate it away from the Rod.

Therefore if the rod is 'live' and the other wire is swinging around in free space they can't touch (unless the Truss has a really bad landing)

Don't forget the fuse in the power circuit just in case. Solder it in line with a rating of say 3A fast blow. LIPO packs can take that much short circuit with out causing major damage.

Lester - a list of current items under investigation would be nice. Then the White coat brigade of readers can start giving you reams of reading to do as to how to fix each one ;-)

Beer - SPB contributors need at least one each

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GoPro accused of using DMCA to take down product review

Gordon 8
Pint

Re: This comment is protected by DCMA

Worth an upvote and a beer

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The cheap 3D craft pen that scribbles over 3D printing hype

Gordon 8
Coat

Re: Printer to pen ratio?

"Somewhere in the cosmos along with all the planets inhabited by humanoids, reptiloids, fishoids, walking treeoids, and superintelligent shades of the color blue, there was also a planet entirely given over to ballpoint life forms. And it was to this planet that unattended ballpoints would make their way, slipping away quietly through wormholes in space to a world where they knew they could enjoy a uniquely ballpointoid lifestyle, responding to highly ballpoint-oriented stimuli, and generally leading the ballpoint equivalent of the good life."

-Douglas Adams

Mine's the one with a copy of Hitchhikers Radio series in the pocket

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Nokia: Ship's now stable, all we need is passengers

Gordon 8
Thumb Up

Lumia Phones

I have 2 - 900 & 820

I had an N70 a few years ago, and never wanted another Nokia. Got the 900 as my HTC HD2 was dying.I have since got an 820

900 left me feeling there should be more. Not a bad phone, but could be better.....

I would say the 820 is the best phone I have used since my Nokia 6230 (which I still use when I travel).

Good build quality, enough apps to keep me happy. Great navigation app (for what I had to pay for it ;-) )

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Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone

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Flame

Standard practice

It would seem to be standard practice to screw with another IT company and not make life easy for them.

Same really, I have a Lumia 900 & 820.

820 much improved over the 900.

Have seen a couple of iPhone users play with it and had some good comments.

Yes, you pay your money & you take your choice. Me, I'm happy with Windows phone, but would like a better youtube app (among a few others)

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Who's using 'password' as a password? TOO MANY OF YOU

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FAIL

Re: Double Fail

Have you ever used Volusion webstores?

They allow (some) administrator(s) to view all users passwords - yes all the customers who's details you have ....

And they don't even think it is a security problem...

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Bash Street bytes: Do UK schools really need the Raspberry Pi?

Gordon 8
Megaphone

Re: Some good points, but not that many...

Many newer monitors have more than 1 input, and often HDMI. All you then have to do is switch inputs.

Yes, I know it means older monitors don't cut it, but the point of the PI is to have something that you can play with, you can take a risk with home made add ons because it is not worth several hundred pounds.....

I have purchased a case, but plan to try to modify my Lego X-Wing to take the PI. If it will not fit in that it damn well will fit in the Falcon I have or the SSD kit (that I want for Christmas)

(SSD in this case Super Star Destroyer)

It's all about fun. I have a ZX81, and recently showed it to the daughter of a friend who is interested in techie stuff. she was surprised at how unlike what she knows computers as it was. Yet she wanted to play with it and learn!

We need to get kid away from Halo & Facebook and back to learning, and the Pi is one way to do that. It's not perfect and not the only way to do the job, but if it get's some kids interested in the nuts and bolts of hardware and software then it has succeeded in my book....

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Gordon 8
Coat

Pi

Hi,

I just got my PI this week after months of waiting, have tested it to make sure it's working.

What a cool piece of kit.

I've not had any time to try anything out.

Now to choose what to program in. am thinking riscos as I did my degree programming in BBC Basic. never did get to grips with C.

Mine's the one with the Pi in the Pocket (I'll bet there are a few more out there as well ;-) )

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Android and Apple OS shares show mountain MS must climb

Gordon 8
Happy

Re: Got a windows phone

I have WP7.5 - Lumia 9000

have grown to like it, only disappointment at the moment

NO Angry Birds Star Wars ;-(

Syncs well, makes phone calls, maps work well.....

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Mysterious galactic glow caused by Hitchhikers' Krikkit style stars

Gordon 8
Coat

Re: I could be wrong...

No need to be afraid, as you are (kind of) wrong.

The original story (Radio 4) is of the fleet of black Haggunenon battle cruisers, but that was changed for the TV series. Not sure about the LP's, and my copy of the CD's is of the fleet of black Haggunenon battle cruisers....

Mine's the one with ravenous blugblatter beast of Trall in the pocket.

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Gordon 8
Coat

Bistromathics

I bet The Reg team were out checking out small Italian Bistros for Bistromathic drives over the weekend! Did they have to examine each others pieces of Chicken?

Have they managed to get the expenses claims in? Did Lester turn up?

I'll get my coat, mine's the one with the packet of potato chips in the pocket.

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Register SPB hacks mull chopping off feet

Gordon 8
Megaphone

El Reg

I guess the staff @ El Reg were too busy to enforce Register Standard units.

Guess they are down at the pub drinking their 1.09 grapefruits of beer.

Register standard units or Metric please.

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Apple files 'Shake to Print' iOS patent application

Gordon 8
WTF?

Printing

Does this mean we can't 'shake' our toner carts to get the last of the toner out of them?

The ground around 1 infinite loop needs to do some serious shaking to fix this....

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Experts troll 'biggest security mag in the world' with DICKish submission

Gordon 8
Devil

Classic

Planetary Scale Cluster

I want one.....

Well done to those who wrote this, one of the best reads in ages.. Was the BOFH involved??? sounds like hakin9 might be one of his little money making schemes

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Windows Phone 8 stands a chance as Apple, Android dither

Gordon 8
Coat

Re: Counting to 12 on 2 hands?

I can manage 15 on just 4 fingers.

Use Binary......

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Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

Gordon 8
Thumb Up

Well

It's the SPB bunker entrance carefully camouflaged to look like a well.

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Swedish cops contain fermented herring menace

Gordon 8
Mushroom

Re: Sounds even worse than durian fruit

You must be mad.

I live in Singapore and the smell makes me want to puke. It's foul

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Microsofties to get Windows 8 Surface tabs

Gordon 8
Trollface

W8

I was at a MS Partner event last week.

One thing I did like was the Demo of desktop sync. Icons, colours, content (limited) sync between different machines. Cool... Needs a Windows Live account for home users ;-(

Also PC on a stick (part of Enterprise version) Very cool.

Regards

Gordon

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Apple Lightning adaptors reveal limitations

Gordon 8
Happy

Re: Oh mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia, let it go

Sorry, had to get to the end....

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Gordon 8
Trollface

Re: Oh mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia, let it go

So you think you can screw me and spit at a standard

So you think you can charge me and make me pay

Oh Apple - can't do this to me Apple

Just going to switch over - Just going to switch over to Android

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Money really matters

Anyone can see

Money really matters

Money really matters to Apple

Any way the wind blows...

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NASA funds sexy, stealthy, sideways supersonic flying wing

Gordon 8
Boffin

Call the SPB

Looks like a job for Lester when he's done with LOHAN.

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So, just what is the ultimate bacon sarnie?

Gordon 8
Megaphone

Re: Incentive...

Which Trade show, we must be told....

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Gordon 8
Pint

Re: For inspiration...

Cheese Flavoured....

Get thee to a Hospital, I think you have a problem in your head.

The rest of the idea is not bad, but please we are not talking Carbonara here, keep the cheese where it belongs, away from the Bacon.

May be you need a Beer to get your thinking straight.

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Gordon 8
Pint

Lucky B@#$%&^s

If you want the pits try living in South East Asia, we get Religion friendly (Wait for it)

Turkey Bacon

It is truly truly gross, low fat processed nastyness. If we do get 'bacon' that is not fowl, it's water injected Danish C*$@

I am sitting here eating Roast Pork Rice (in no way religion friendly) as it's possibly as close to what i want as I'll find in this place. ( good crispy pork on rice cooked with the juices of steamed chicken (used to make Chicken rice) and a bit of ginger... Magnificent)

If i could make a good Sarnie out here it would go like this :-

Bacon:- Nice thick cut Organic Pig, If you can't decide back or streaky have both (both, double meat for me ;-) ), pan fried to crispy. If you cut off the fat you should be excommunicated.

Bread - Good solid crusty white loaf, thick cut, fried in the remaining fat from the Bacon

For me a little bit of freshly made up Colmans English mustard.

And if it's a serious occasion, a nice fried egg

Any condiment that does not originated from Great Britain has to be ignored.

If it is part of a goo UNhealthy English Breakfast, bring on the Black Pudding, decent sausages, tomatoes, Mushrooms.... all fried in Bacon fat.

If you want Scottish, add haggis

Beer for the first person to go out an eat one of those magical English Bacon Sarnies for me...

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BOFH: Our Excel-lent new boss and the diagram plan

Gordon 8
Pint

Re: The worst part of reading BOFH

Sorry, to all the above, although you all have good points.

The very worst part is when you know that you could never have / use / get away with

Cattle Prod

Pinch

Van, Carpet & Quicklime

You know that you need to deal with a Luser / PHB who so needs to be introduced to 1 or more of the above.

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LOHAN fizzles forlornly in REHAB

Gordon 8
Boffin

Re: All about the temperature

Hi,

The experiment was at ambient temp, no serious cooling yet, just the low pressure.

I think the addition of additional explosives / black powder .... may be hard, as Guns are harder to come by legally in Europe, and therefore the 'fuel' for them may be similarly controlled.

It may be LOHAN may have to have REHAB of two different types to demonstrate the location of the problem (s).

1 - low temp - Try to start a rocket when cooled

2 - low Pressure - Tried, and so far failed. LOHAN Boffins and drunks are working on some ideas for this

3 - Low Pressure & Low Temp. Combine what we have learned from 1 & 2.

I think we need to work out how to 'stuff' an improved ignitor in to the cavity and keep it there a BUTT plug (Barometric Uniform Temperature Thingy" may be required. (Slightly corney, but best I could come up with)

Regards

Gordon

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Microsoft's uncloaks Phone 8 developer preview

Gordon 8
Unhappy

Nokia

I'm pissed, 3 weeks in to a 2 year contract with a Lumia 900.

Did not want an apple, or a google phone, should have got the blackberry....

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Windows Metro Maoist cadres reach desktop, pound it flat

Gordon 8

Re: Aero certainly drags everything down

Have you tried removing the tablet components that are installed by default in W7? that helps with speed as well.....

Classic is the first change I make, followed quickly by killing stuff installed that I will never use (such as tablet components)

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US judge orders Apple, Samsung CEOs to get a room

Gordon 8
Devil

BOFH as Judge

Will they find brick under their chairs?

Large van 1/2 full of carpet & quicklime outside for the victor?

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Thumb Up

Funny

Hi,

I've been trying to read this at work, can't stop laughing....

Well done and thanks to all who've contributed..

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So what's the worst movie NEVER made?

Gordon 8
Facepalm

Plots good, what about dialogue?

Some good ideas for plot, but someone in the movie needs to say

'I've got a bad feeling about this' (before the studio logo?)

Opening credits James bond style, with the mini cliff hanger allowing Jar Jar not to get killed... or even Jar jar walking in front of the gun barrel and the bullet missing....

The Muppets to sing backing vocals to Justin Beeber for the title track?

Another possible plot

Jaws, but with Goldfish.... 'Just when you thought is was safe to clean the fish tank'

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Cameras roll on 'blockbuster' new Who series

Gordon 8
Windows

LOHAN Meets TARDIS

Now that's a good idea...

Have to say that sets in new series are better (don't look like they are made from cardboard), but some of the stories are very poor. And fixing the chameleon circuit, what were they thinking....

Have been some classics since the restart though (The Library double episode for one)

Can we have a Dalek logo (probably not I guess due to Marketing and such....)

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Swiss space-cleaning bot grabs flying junk, hurls itself into furnace

Gordon 8
Pint

@ Jonathan Keith

Damn, beat me to it....

Have a beer

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Gordon 8
Boffin

One for SPB

When LOHAN has been successfully launched, Let's see if the SPB can work out a way to collect and return to earth a piece of space junk

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The moment a computer crash nearly caused my car crash

Gordon 8
Flame

Hot Air

There seems to be a lot of hot air being released here (Warning more to come...)

Yes, there are lessons to be learned from this story

Car electronics can be confused

Drivers need to be aware that systems are not perfect

Always think safety first.

But there is also some FUD. Let me add some more....

I get pissed off here in Singapore when my van has an annual inspection (mandatory). The guys who do the inspection don't look after the system and when they have finished the dash has a bunch of warning lights. When I raised it with them it's the rules they have to follow, I am concerned that they are creating an error situation that is not necessary..... I need the van for work, so have no choice.

What I can do is keep an eye on the systems, and work with a mechanic I trust to check on they systems (I no longer trust the main dealer - they can't spot that the van had a flat tyre....).

My attitude - Common Sense. Maybe the driving test should also test for Common Sense - too many drivers don't seem to want to use it!

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NASA probe now closer than ANY OTHER spacecraft to Pluto

Gordon 8
Coat

Grebulons

Are they checking for Grebulons or Vogons?

Just look for the Gun Turrets

Mine's the one with The Guide in the pocket......

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iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

Gordon 8
Pirate

Skoda Owner

I was a happy Skoda owner until I moved to Singapore. (most expensive place on the planet to buy a car, have to buy a certificate of entitlement (lasts 10 years) before you can own one, currently going at over 30,000 sterling for a <1600cc)

The Skoda started in the morning, even when covered in frost, got me from point a to point b, and was a lot cheaper to run than a BMW.

I'm (still) a happy HTC HD2 user (Windows Mobile 6.5) Have put android on it and taken it off again. Don't want fruit on my phone.

Best phone I ever had Nokia 6230, still have it, it works even after 6 or 7 years still get 2 days battery life from it.

You pay your money and take your choice.

Good comment about the Barista.....

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

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Big Brother

Irony

Thanks for the email this morning...... Thank you for owning up.

Just reading though the comments... noticed in the posting section.

'Your email address is never published'

I hope the BOFH has a charged cattle prod to make sure it does not happen again.

Beware any delivery of carpet and quicklime

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

Gordon 8
Coat

RIP

Not a fanboi, never purchased any Apple devices for myself.

Much respect for the way Steve Jobs changed the bland dirty white or black computers in to objects of art.

Original iMac - Genius, something even Apple has not really surpassed.

Don't like the business ethics, but have to respect the Jobs effect.

RIP

My coat's the one with no Apple devices....

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Boffins prove Queen ballad 'world's most catchy song'

Gordon 8
Trollface

Chicken Song

Damn, not the first one to remember it, thanks for getting it back in my head ;-(

'Its the time of year

Now that Spring is in the air

When those two wet gits with their girly curly hair

Make another song for moronic holidays

That nauseate-ate-ates

In a million different ways

From the shores of Spain

To the coast of Southern France

No matter where you hide

You just can't escape this dance....

Aggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh stop it stop it..

Champions is probably the best Crowd song that Queen did, although not their greatest work. Can't believe Lennon & McCartney did not get a mention.

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Chocolate weighed in Schwarzeneggers: Official

Gordon 8
Pint

Terms and conditions

Has anyone read the small print on the standards converter page?

Quoting the converter

'The Reg online standards converter is the property of the Vulture Central Standards Soviet, and may not be reproduced, altered, disseminated or sold to Iran without the appropriate licence. If in doubt, contact your nearest intelligence agency. You have no statutory rights. ®'

I forgot you're all IT people, and IT People never read the manual let alone the small print.....

Lester, you are a genius.

Beer, because I think Lester deserves several

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The Reg dips toe into social media ocean

Gordon 8
Pint

Knitting & Lester

So that's why Lester is in the SPB. Not only can he work with paper, but is handy with a needle....

Does this mean he's sewing the balloon for LOHAN?

What other talents does this man have (I imagine Beer drinking is one....)?

Can we please have a SPB icon

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