* Posts by TRT

3612 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Have you ever participated in persecutions directed by Germany?

So THAT'S why Merkel said "No need to be nasty over this."

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BA 'offers' IT bods extra leave, flexible working - unpaid of course

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I'm sure the bosses...

could afford to take a few months off unpaid.

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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We didn't even get a vote on that. As stated by another, any decision which gives away powers...

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Re: English Independence vote in disguise

Scotland are going to be in a difficult place now. They sought to seize domestic power from Westminster, but are they then prepared to surrender it to Brussels?

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If they'd had that rule and a referendum BEFORE we signed up to the various intermediate treaties...

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Re: Please...

Being two-faced is a prerequisite for a politician, I suppose.

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Re: On days like today...

Seconded.

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I kind of feel that the result is well within "noise". In other words, no significant majority either way. But I know it doesn't work that way. Just 1 vote either way would swing it.

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Re: A good day to bury bad news...

That's going to be the cake article, isn't it? Have they banned gateaux yet?

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Re: Please...

He's making a relatively sensible statement at the moment. WHAT'S GOING ON??!!

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It was a very, very close decision...

Now, can we negotiate a solution which satisfies both camps, or will we just SNAFU this?

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Please...

Not Boris.

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'2nd referendum' topples site

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Re: 2nd Referendum

Indeed. I would far preferred to have seen a three stage process. Do you want to leave the EU? Are you sure? Do you understand the implications of making this change?

"Hi there! It looks like you're trying to send a message. Would you like some help with that?"

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Re: 2nd Referendum

No, because when you take a measurement you have to allow for a degree of variance. If you can't you take repeated measurements, you take best of three, or a best of five, or an average. If you've got no measure of the noise in the system, how can you say if a result is significant or not? The same can be said for general elections as well!

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Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

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Re: Repeating the same mistakes

It's the inevitable way the high st is going. Resistors are futile.

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Re: Remember the days...

I'd usually end up walking out clutching a plastic bags of mixed components for £5, like it was some sort of goldfish I'd won at the fair. In fact, I still have a box full of those sorts of things.

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Remember the days...

when their catalogues had useful selected notes and sample circuit diagrams for almost all of their ICs?

Now they charge you £3 for it and it's just a big sales brochure.

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Screwfix have gone the same. IN stock at your local store... tomorrow.

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Utah sheriffs blow $10,000 on smut-sniffing Labrador

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Re: Jello?

Ah! That'll be smearing everything with preserves to mask the scent. Signal jamming for dogs.

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Re: umm IoT?

Ha! I wonder if it's microchipped? Must be why it keeps smelling its own butt.

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The dogs will probably...

pick up on the sweating guilt stink of someone who knows exactly what they have on the 128Gb Micro-SD card sewn into the lining of their jacket collar

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Flash memory in my phone?

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Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

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And here's me...

thinking the Germans didn't have a sense of humour. That was the funniest thing I've read in ages!

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Late night smartphone use makes women go blind

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Re: Men too

You just have to put something on - like a sock. Or close your eyes.

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Dell tempts hordes with MASSIVE DISCOUNTS on PCs

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A top spec Dell machine comes out about the same price as the equivalent Apple. Dell have a price advantage in the mid range only.

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DELL

Always not processing your VAT exemptions. Providers of weird hardware since before 1995. Seriously, prototype ISA boards that don't fit their supposedly compliant cases, optical drives with custom interface chips so you HAVE to buy one of theirs, machines where you daren't take windows 8 off when they f*** up the order to put Windows 7 on because you need to install a F6 driver, but the USB driver isn't in the Windows 7 ISO build, so you basically have to either take the machine apart to get at some weird esoteric thing to build a way of getting the driver on, OR take a crash course in building a custom Windows 7 installation DVD, only to discover that you need drivers for both the SATA controller AND the frigging SSD they put in there which doesn't work with the lowest common denominator drivers like they are supposed to. I hate Dell. With a passion.

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Re: Whooppeee Do a whole £0.99

Ah, but if you go into the configurator you can save around $30-$100 dollars by deselecting a second shipping carton, the Intel Inside stickers, various UEFI/BIOS configuration options, downgrading your support package etc

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Holy kittens! YouTube screens go blank

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Re: Why is it

They might pay them peanuts.

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Bees with numberplates will soon be buzzing around London. Why?

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Re: Is that 2 bee?

My mistake. 221 bee was found on Baker Street. By using a magnifying glass. And a bee stalker hat.

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Is that 2 bee?

Or not 2 bee?

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How's your driving, Elon? Musk tweets that Tesla Model S 'floats'

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Re: Missing the most important question

Or you could use caseless ammunition.

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Re: Needed feature...

interesting point... If the LIDAR or road marking recognition camera can't SEE the road surface due to water or snow or leaves, or mistakes the road for a river...

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Cash-strapped English and Welsh cops prepare to centralise all 43 forces' websites

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Re: In theory a nice idea...

My problem is exactly that. It was a blogging platform. It's a template driven CMS. It doesn't offer any integration with existing systems e.g. case management, HR, the crime statistics data.

It would have to be a custom solution. These "one-size fits all" solutions are pants.

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On the other hand, it could be worse.

They might have been looking at an Office 365 solution.

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In theory a nice idea...

in practice... WordPress? Are they effing joking? Seriously deluded. No wonder we're neck deep in digital poop.

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Sea of outrage after 'migrant-spotting app' turned out to be bogus

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Re: Call me cinical if you like

as the Farage flotilla heads out to sea...

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Microsoft cancels Remain speech after death of Labour MP

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Genuine LOL there.

"El Reg contacted both the Remain and Leave camps for comment, but suspect neither set were able to hear email alert pings above all the bullshit they are talking."

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Major Tim Peake comes home to a gastronaut's Sunday roast

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Misread this...

"Peake will spend the next week undergoing tests to ascertain the impact on his body of living in space, and getting used to gravity again." as "... getting used to gravy again."

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Filet-O-Phish: Insecure NFC tag relics hidden under Maccas tables

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Could be any food outlet really.

Like Harry Ramsden's. But you'd be expecting phish and chips there.

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BOFH: Follow the paper trail

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Re: "black A4 photocopy paper"

We used to do this. You put a sheet of impression foil over the printed paper and re-melt the toner in a heated press before peeling the impression foil off.

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Swede who spent 28 years vacuuming in the nude to be evicted

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5 hours a day vacuuming??!!!

You see what happens when the EU says you can't have a high powered vacuum cleaner?

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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Re: Missing variant

Disappearing treats

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Re: Thirty cats participated in the experiment and none were harmed

I HAZ UNDERSTANDING OF IRON BALLZ. I PREFER TO DIG MY CLAWS INTO MEAT ONES.

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Re: What's the difference between "understanding" and ...

none at all.

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Man dies after UK police Taser shooting

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Re: Taser cartridges ...

These things have a shelf-life?

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Re: Moderator comment

If the man had offered less resistance, then the current would have been higher.

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UberEats into food delivery with new app launch in London

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Uber To Go!!!

Or Uber Allez, in translation.

Oops.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Can we do something about the sponsored thing at the bottom of the article, please?

Not in the best taste.

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I'm guessing this is for real...

No humorous social engineering demonstration? Sad news indeed. Top vulture. Condolences to the family. :(

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