* Posts by Danbo

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OMG!! With nothing but MACHINE TOOLS, STEEL and PARTS you can make a GUN!!

Danbo

Forgot NI Lewis? Surely the largest armed UK police service is the PSNI..?

>(the largest armed police command in the UK is the Metropolitan Police Diplomatic Protection Group, with 700 officers who are mainly employed guarding embassies).

According to wikipedia (in 2011) the PNSI has 7200 officers with 2500 of them being backroom staff.

"Due to the elevated threat level police personnel face from armed paramilitary groups, unlike the majority of police services in the United Kingdom, the PSNI routinely arms all of its officers with firearms and allows its officers to carry their issue sidearm off-duty."

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

Danbo

If it's a Yes vote....

....then the shop owners in Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed will be loving the extra business as the Scots drive south for cheaper goods.... Once they clear customs and the border posts.. ;-)

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: Yet another way that I'm being robbed of my rights...

>As someone from a military family background, with family all over these isles, I was born and raised British.

>I'm not English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish. I'm a Brit.

Historically anyone who was English always thought of themselves as British. However it doesn't always work the other way around taken from a Scottish/Irish/Welsh perspective..... You might be the exception...

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Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Danbo

I've found the same in Ireland. Back in the boom, with lovely EU grants, some of Ireland did very well and of course we all loved the EU's pockets... Now that austerity has hit and the EU wanted to get more than their fair share of money back from us to bail out their own issues (put us on the rack to some degree), we don't love them as much - more a we kinda like you, we're not sure we trust you but we still wanna be part of the 'team' - so we'll go along with it.

I used to live in the UK and now looking in, I find that a good proportion of people around my parents age (and younger) are very anti Europe - for no logical reason other than it's inbuilt. They've become increasing insular (or it was always there but now they have an outlet with the UKIP party and can voice it) and can not see the benefits, only the downsides of the EU. I think most of their stance is a mis-guided form of nostalgia, fed by the Daily Mail and all. Oh yes...things were better back in the war before all these EU rules.......

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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

Danbo

2 thumbs down hey. Truth hurts...

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Danbo

If Scotland get independence, then the simple fact is that prices for goods and items will go up. Companies will claim doing business over a border costs more and their prices will reflect that - bit like how UK based companies try and justify the price of goods in Ireland, when just over the border in Northern Ireland it's much less....

One thing that is very high in Ireland is motor tax - it's 3 times more expensive here due to the much lower density of cars (and a historically greedy Gov.). There's 5m people in Scotland driving x% of the UK cars. Motoring costs are bound to increase - tax, insurance (no doubt as claims per pop. and crossing an international border now into a diff jurisdiction would change), the forecourt price of cars would go up.....

I just can't imagine the costs will remain the same. Independence at a price.

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Re: @cynthb

Ditto for Ireland.. and some. Disgusts me that with the Euro mark up on most items that come via the UK resellers/wholesellers, we end up paying more than those in the UK - who in turn are paying more than the US......

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Apple's Irish tax lair to be probed by European Commission

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Re: And here I thought

Dunno why you got down voted.... as you say - happens all over the EU.

Highest paid person at a company I used to work at was the International Tax Manager. There's a reason why he was, as he was saving the company literally millions per year - all legally.

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The fresh Mint of dwell there: This is a story all about how 17 is here for a while

Danbo

Hey you broke my Mic...

Big fan of Mint 16 so decided to go to Mint 17 - but a fresh install outta the box stopped my netbook mic working. Changed the kernel to 3.14 (from 3.13) and, ta da, it started working again...

Also can't for the life of me get Bluetooth working in 17 as well as it did in 16.... Not a major biggie but annoying....

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

Danbo

Be nice...

...if Sky dumped MS Silverlight as well for their Sky news live online content so it'll work on a linux PC....

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Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

Danbo

Re: .... @Danbo

^^^

Probably best. We could get a plaque made up about it being an El Reg 1st.

Not sure what it could be made out of though.

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Danbo
Mushroom

Re: .... @Danbo

@Chris W. You certainly know your trees. Don't get lost in the woods now while you check out those trees.....It'll be a shame if you didn't come back and share more of your factual but unfunny posts.

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Danbo
Joke

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Man gets soft wood around Pi.

Raspberry owners all ask to see if he'll get hard next time.

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'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET

Danbo

Re: I can't wait ...

At least they're unlikely to miss....

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Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL

Danbo
Joke

>Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL

Ah ok - I'm not saying a word to anyone....

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#ALERT! There'll be EMERGENCIES on TWITTER for UK, Ireland

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Joke

There's only one...

required for Ireland.

#OhSweetJesusTheImmersionWasLeftOn

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

Danbo

Re: Last laugh

I was got rid of from a place and 2 weeks later the Exchange server goes tits up due to hardware issue. They managed to get someone in to rebuild it and then went to apply the backups. Of course they'd got rid of the guy who monitored and ensured the backups worked.... me.

Oh I how laughed... then I remembered I was unemployed which took the shine off it. Oh well.

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Danbo

My, my....

Ah yes the insider trading on the shares always gives it away. Mr CxO what a lot of shares you've decided to exercise your options on? I wonder why.....?

A few days later.... A whole bunch of us are leaving due to down sizing of the workforce, the share price climbs on the back of it. We get shite all but look you've just cashed in those 50,000 shares you bought at $14 and they're worth $1.3m. Good work, you're definitely feeling our pain.

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Joke

>but come on, really.

He might of.....

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It's the Shiz: Mutant RAT spotted gnawing at SAP apps

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Joke

Whoa...

>Once attackers have remote access to the infected PC, they can easily read the configuration files and GUI automation scripts, grab user credentials, and even hook into the application processes.

Hire these guys as consultants quickly.... They seem to know more about how each app works and communicates in the sub system than the consultants we overpay to project manage and 'badly implement' our current ERP upgrade project.

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Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

Danbo

Had this same discussion only the other week with an ISP Acc Mgr...

In my office I have a backup DSL line that is truly unlimited (no small print about data caps) but runs so slowly it's not used as the main internet pipe, so they can 'say' unlimited I guess. Anyhow apparently it will be fibre enabled in the near future. I told the provider (Eircom) that I'd think about using their fibre as our primary internet pipe when it is enabled at 70/20mb but then I realised that they have a data cap on their business fibre products (but not their home ones) which we'd exceed at least by a factor of 4 per month..... So what's the point in that? We'd pay more in penalties for exceeding our data cap than the mad expensive price we already pay for the existing MAN fibre from the premises....

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WET SPOT found on MARS: NASA rover says 'high percentage'

Danbo

Re: Only now?

Yeap - I was kinda wondering why this wasn't the first bleeding obvious thing to do....

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The Solar System's second-largest volcano found hiding on Earth

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Re: British Isles?

>You must have checked in the Big Retard's Book of Geography then.

I dunno it must be Friday or sumfink. I'm still sniggering about that comment.

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British ankle-biters handed first mobe at the age of SEVEN - Ofcom

Danbo

Peer pressure

Personally seven years old is way too young. I'd love to be able to say I'd get mine to at lest double digits in age but of course once the eldest one has one the youngest will want one and that kinda defeats these age rules we are thinking of setting for the first one..... Also all it takes at school is one parent to buckle and give their child a mobile (at too young an age) and suddenly it's "But Fred/Bob/Bill has one..... Why can't I....?!?!??!"

If your seven year old 'needs' their own mobile to contact you then that means you aren't sure where they are most of the time.... Kinda worrying.

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Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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Joke

Re: I bought a Galaxy S4...

Ah factory default mode. Change the language from Korean....

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El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Re: Robert Roberts

Barrys! It's a class name for a tea. It's not my tea, oh no it's Barrys!

When my parents visit Ireland they buy Barrys tea and take it back to England. One of the family works for Twinings tea and can get it discounted but no.... the parents prefer Barrys.

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Thousands of fingered crims, informants spaffed in web security COCK-UP

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Joke

I wonder...

...if soon they'll have a video of "a man brandishing a stick inside the FaceWatch office in Ipswich" ?

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Washout 2012 summer, melty Greenland 'nothing to do with Arctic ice or warm oceans'

Danbo
Unhappy

Whinge

Been back on holiday in England and rained on for four 'English summers' in a row now. Last year 12 rainy days out of 14. There isn't going to be a 5th year this time.

What happened to having sunburnt brown grass everywhere? Used to be loads of it around SE England when I was a kid in the 1980s..... ~~~Wibble ~~~~Wobble~~~~~ Pink Rosey Specs Time..... Ohhh wasn't it better when I was a lad....

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How NSA spooks spaffed my DAD'S DATA ALL OVER THE WEB

Danbo

Bizarrely

This reminded me I once owned the board game Skirrid......

Also I wonder if Pink Floyd's legal team are worried?

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Lego X-wing fighter touches down in New York's Times Square

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Joke

"A Lego droid is also included"

but not the one I was looking for....

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Irish deputy PM: You want more tax from Apple? Your problem, not ours

Danbo
Facepalm

Re: How to have your cake and eat it.

If only it was so simple....

As other posters have pointed out. Increase Corp Tax in Ireland and those companies will leave to a lower Corp Tax haven, removing tens of thousands of jobs as well. Then Ireland gets into an even worse state requiring more EU funded money from your pockets.

Go on lend us a tenner. You will, you will, you will. Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on.

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Re: pronunciation

Reminds me of this story..

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/soccer-star-comically-mistook-haughey-for-teashop-owner-26213020.html

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

Danbo

Re: Not quite right

Well not so sure about that.....I think it may be used for some tax haven purposes as ironically we pay the 20% VAT rate to the UK for Sky products (not the 23% VAT to the Irish Gov), except for installs and service call outs (where it does get paid to the Irish Gov @ 23% VAT). You'd wonder....

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Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

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Joke

Rolling Stones

Surely this only happened after intense lobbying by the Rolling Stones......?

Maybe the pension pot was a bit low after the global slump.

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37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

Danbo
Facepalm

Re: Surprise!!!! - Windows is the LEAST reliable...

And there was me going to post "I wonder what Eadon thinks?"

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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Joke

I hope my reply gets to you as I write from within Ireland.

Go speckled Jim..... fly.....

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Java still vulnerable despite recent patches

Danbo
FAIL

Know the pain...

Had a batch of finance users laptops all running fine without Java for over 6 months. It was not required and they didn't notice not having it. Then suddenly they couldn't access a new banking credit payment website they had to use. It needs Java..... FFS

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Ten Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Joke

>I wanted to write a review, but I can't - I've strained my right arm trying to use a touchscreen on a non-horizontal surface.

Right arm strain eh? Can happen after hours on the internet.... This occurred before trying to write the review?

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Ban drones taking snaps of homes, rages Google boss... That's HIS job, right?

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Stop

Re: He is still correct @Eadon

>But one of the biggest complaints regarding Street View is that the camera is about 9 feet up, and therefore able to see over the top of normal sized fences and hedges - just like a flying drone.

Exactly the issue I had. Mr Google in his car drove down the side alleyway next to my house (not a public highway) and took lovely pictures of the back of my house, garage and garden, showing loads more detail than could be seen by just walking down the side of the house. They then incorrectly put them on the streetview map, so as you travelled down the public road outside my house, you magically jumped to the side alley and saw the images of the back of my house!

(In fairness they did remove them all once I reported them as a privacy issue).

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En Garde! Villagers FIGHT OFF FRENCH INVASION MENACE

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Joke

Re: 35 Kms

Do you write for the Daily Mail?

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Stop

Typical Daily Mail....

Can they blame it on the immigrants, bringing the signal over smuggled in their pants?

Probably.

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ITV catches up with TVCatchup

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FAIL

Re: Some do..

Yeah that really gets my goat. Why they can't allow it to be accessed by those of us in ROI is beyond me when we can officially get all the UK content on satellite. Content on RTE player is available internationally for some of it's home grown programs. Sure we don't pay a TV licence fee to the BBC directly (as no doubt will be mentioned) but as I have Sky, some of my subscription is paid to the BBC to allow it to be on the Irish Sky EPG. - Yes I know all the UK PSBs are available FTA ... Anyhow we should really be able to view 'some' of the BBC content online without resorting to 'other' methods.

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$195 BEEELLION asteroid approaching Earth

Danbo
Facepalm

BS indeed

<"Unfortunately, the path of asteroid 2012 DA14 is tilted relative to Earth, requiring too much energy to chase it down for mining," say the wannabe space prospectors at Deep Space Industries>

Right...... otherwise you're ready to go mining then if a slower one appears? Really?

So it's back in the earth's neighbourhood in thirty odd years - 2046. The last footprint was left on the moon forty years ago and nothing has been lifted to space on the same scale since...... Unless it hits us in 2046, I'd imagine it'll fly by uninhibited by any fantastical mining plans then as well.

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Boffins find 17,425,170-digit prime number

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Joke

Sexy

yes really they have sexy prime numbers....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_prime

I mean they had to right? No one who works out a prime number is getting it any other way.

The internet is full of filth. Sexy prime quadruplets.....

Put your 1 next to my 0.

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McDonalds burger app gives it to you straight from the horse's mouth

Danbo
WTF?

Re: Please

Really? They ship them live you know.... They don't drop them dead in the farm yard and then decide to drag 600+ kgs of dead animal up the ramp of the truck....

PS - A cow has been a mother so she makes milk. You wouldn't want to eat cow as it's as tough as old boots.

I think you might mean bullock (boy with it's ball pipes crushed) or heifer (girl that hasn't had a calf)....

Rem that Boddington's advert from years back? It was a cow (girl) with udders, drinking pints talking like a bloke. Someone didn't do their homework as how many blokes have mammary glands......?

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