* Posts by Santa from Exeter

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Vanity dating site BeautifulPeople popped

Santa from Exeter
Joke

Re: I'm the only HOT Reg reader?

No, but you *are* the only one narcissistic enough to join Beautiful People

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Kent Police handed domestic abuse victim's data to alleged abuser – a Kent cop

Santa from Exeter
Joke

Re: Copying isn't theft

Unfortunately, a rustler stole his horse, so he'll have to Jog On

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How IT are you? Find out now in our HILARIOUS quiz!

Santa from Exeter
Pint

Re: How IT are you?

Daaahhhling, I'm so IT I drink my Gin with IT!

(Where's the Gin icon?)

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Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?

Santa from Exeter

Re: The Double

Would that be Imp y Celyn (http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/index.php/Imp_y_Celyn)?

Oh, sorry, I thought you said Elvish!

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Google found 760,935 compromised web sites in a year

Santa from Exeter
FAIL

Re: 760,935 breaches Google detected

Cue cheap dig at OSS.

If you actually read the document, they were looking mainly at CSS breaches. They will run on IIS as well you know.

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I am sending pouting selfies to a robot. Its AI is well buff

Santa from Exeter
Pirate

Re: How dare they?

What we need is an app to *add* beards to all the baby-faced boys who can't grow a decent one like mine!

Beardr anyone?

Pirates, because they had beards as well (Apart from Rachel Wall, obviously)

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

Santa from Exeter

@ x7

"so you can be convicted because of your morals now?"

You always could if your morals didn't match those that the state should be enforced.

Let's not forget, people like Alan Turing were only 'immoral' in the narrow view of 1950's UK society, nothing he did which pertained to his sexuality actually harmed anybody.

Likewise the early UK advocates for returning women's suffrage were only 'immoral' in the sight of the powers that be in demanding votes for women

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Snowden 'more helpful than dangerous' says ex-Colin Powell aide

Santa from Exeter

Re: Still laughing at that episode of "Soap"...Bart....Bat!!!

No, it's Cohen the Barbarian http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Cohen

(Soft toilet paper and shoup)

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Hackers giving up on crypto ransomware. Now they just lock up device, hope you pay

Santa from Exeter
Joke

Re: Backups?

'VMware is also niece' and KVM is Uncle!

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Irish shun beer, whiskey in favour of … wine

Santa from Exeter

Pure Alcohol

No, but a good poitín comes close

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Brits shun nightclubs and CD-ROMs for lemons, coffee and woman’s leggings

Santa from Exeter

Re: Negative Stereotyping

The article has everyone sitting around swigging Baileys and sucking lemons and you pick on *that*?

(Incidentally, citrus juice is a sure fire way to curdle cream based liqueurs)

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Facebook can block folks using pseudonyms in Germany – court

Santa from Exeter
Facepalm

It's worse than that

They wouldn't even let me use my *real* name. For some reason, they seemed to think that Santa might be fake!

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Oz town suffers hairy panic attack

Santa from Exeter

Re: IT angle?

Per Second? You're going for a ridiculously small unit there.

Unless you don't want to be able to use the femtotumbleweed once in a while, I would suggest per hour instead.

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FCC clicks off the safety, fires at America's great cable TV box rip-off

Santa from Exeter

They tried, but he just stood there with his fingers in his ears going 'La,La,La'

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Argos offers 'buy now pay in 3 months' deal

Santa from Exeter

Shopping!

Has he been perusing the Laminated Book of Dreams?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggOa9aSG-Ow

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Pay up, Lincolnshire, or your data gets it. Systems still down after ransomware hits

Santa from Exeter

Re: comment from g00se

I take it then that you aren't paying anything for your Linux installations, whilst comparing them to your Windows installations which you do pay for. We use RHEL, which is designed for businesses, hence the Enterprise in the name. We have 600 Linux desktops spread across a number of sites and they are pretty stable thanks. RHEL6 was released 2010 and is due to go into Extended Support in 2020.

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Wikipedia board stands by new ex-Googler appointee

Santa from Exeter

Re: Cromwell's words can be applied to the WMF board

Oh, Cromwell eh? Britain's first Military Dictator doing exactly what Charles 1 was censured for doing, bringing armed troops into Parliament.

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

Santa from Exeter

Re: Not on your life will I vote for that lying CNUT!

Dan Paul.

Get off a UK site and crawl back under your rock.

The *only* 'Muslim threat to this country' is the one that has been generated by the bombing of civilians carried out under the 'War on Terror' TM, courtesy of the US Right Wing Idiots.

Trump is quite capable of ruining the US all on his own.

Attitudes like yours seem to match rather well with the cletus analogy offered earlier.

How's your banjo playing?

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UK.gov pooh-poohs Virgin Media's whinge to Brussels over beefy broadband pot

Santa from Exeter

Re: it is no longer necessary in today’s investment-rich market

That's interesting.

How do you manage to dodge the mountain of crap from Sky, BT, Talk Talk etc.?

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Hacking group Strontium dogs NATO and government targets

Santa from Exeter
Mushroom

Stronty Dogs

As H(C)rackers, I'd have thought the likes of the Styx Brothers were a more obvious choice :-)

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IT contractors raise alarm over HMRC mulling 'one-month' nudge onto payrolls

Santa from Exeter

Re: Huge backfire

Core hours between 10-15 seems like bollocks as well.

Oh and don't forget non existent paid time off to prepare your cv for the next job and interviews.

Fucking retarded Daily Mail reader more like!

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Northrop wins $55bn contract for next-gen bomber – as America says bye-bye to B-52

Santa from Exeter
FAIL

Re: So...Neil Barnes @ AC

Defense, as in defending Murica's "right" to impose their retarded values globally?

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Nippy, palaver and cockwomble: Greatest words in English?

Santa from Exeter

Poltroon

No, I'm not describing Lester, merely offering the utterance up for public perusal

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UK's Lloyds Banking Group scrambles to patch account-snooping security hole

Santa from Exeter

Questionable link?

Whilst I agree this is a pretty serious flaw, I hardly think it's appropriate to link it to the Certificate screwups as the article did. After all, HBOS et al had absolutely no control over that

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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

Santa from Exeter

Re: Alternative title @ AC

I call bullshit. Mellanox cards are specifically designed to *not* use the kernel

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Mozilla to boot all plugins from Firefox … except Flash

Santa from Exeter

Re: Lights out

Dell DRAC requires the IcedTeaWeb plugin in order to launch the remote console. We use this extensively here at work, along with VMWare plugins.

I think that Red Hat will have to either port Firefox, or start supporting another browser as we have 600+ Linux desktops for Scientists and support staff.

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Mold whine: Soylent superfood shipments stopped by spore scare

Santa from Exeter

Re: mould @ Dan Paul

.com ≠ .us

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VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

Santa from Exeter

Re: So..@garden_snail

"Unfortunately, our obsession with CO2 emissions has led to an explosion in demand for diesel-engined cars (in this country at least)."

A rather simplistic view of diesel cars in this country (assuming you mean the UK).

I think you might find that a lot of people (myself included) with older diesel cars *don't* see any benefit in VED, as they are assessed as PLG (one of the highest rates). Instead, they opt for diesels for the fact that they are relatively bullet-proof engines, which will easily last for over 200K miles and give far superior day-today MPG returns that petrol engines, especially in larger MPV's doing high mileage with significant load.

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China launches 'pollution-free' rocket

Santa from Exeter
Alien

FTFY

China has already landed a rover on the Moon, the third nation to do so after Russia and the USA.

Lunokhod 1 - USSR - 1970

Apollo Rover - USA - 1971

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BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'

Santa from Exeter
Childcatcher

Re: Sprint of the age

My time held dreams were full of you,

as you were when I left; still underage

Think of the children! :-)

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Aussies turn to comic cat videos for comfort

Santa from Exeter

Spooling errur?

"feline overloads"

Is that what you get from watching too many cat vids?

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Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine lawyers

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@ Martin Summers

But don't forget, if 'The Law Abiding Public' are barred from using encryption, then only criminals will use encryption. Therefore this individual using encryption *must* be a Criminal QED. The Prosecution rests M'Lud

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SPACE FARMER 'nauts arrive safely at International Space Station

Santa from Exeter
Happy

Interesting

"using the pillow concept in Veggie to grow healthy plants that can provide crew with food and recreation"

I didn't realise they were growing Weed as well!

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'I'm COMING for you, DIRTBAG!': Ex-Sony chief Smedley to Kid Lizard hacker

Santa from Exeter

TL;DR

Rich twat is rich twat threatening parents of minor

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Les unsporting gits! French spies BUGGED Concorde passengers

Santa from Exeter

Re: And how is this surprising

Alliances change indeed.

It wasn't really until the World Wars that the French were the Allies and the Germans were the Enemies.

Historically, the English have fought with the Germans (and their predecessors) *against* the French rather than vice versa, and have had a pop at the French on our own as well.

Except, of course, if You're Scots, in which case the French are the 'Auld Allies'

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Thousands of 'lost data' reports mean we should ARM the ICO, says infosec bod

Santa from Exeter
FAIL

Anyone else see the gaping hole?

They are assuming that any device reported stolen contained sensitive data and was unencrypted.

It's all just marketing.

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Shields up! Shields up! ASTRONAUTS flying to MARS will arrive BRAIN DAMAGED, boffins claim

Santa from Exeter

Shielding

So, organic material works better than non-organic.

Maybe Bob Shaw had the right idea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_and_Overland#The_Wooden_Spaceships

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Last flying Avro Vulcan, XH558, prepares for her swan song

Santa from Exeter

Awesome aircraft

I remember seeing a display by the Red Arrows with my partner (a Dead Sparrows afficionado).

As the display ended her comment was 'That's wierd, that's not how they usually end'.

Shortly afterwards they returned with the Vulcan in formation!

The noise accross the bay as she stood on her tail, went to full power and climbed near-vertically hit you in the chest with a sudden whoomph!!! and the alow motion aerobatics were a delight.

I'll definitely be making time to go to one of this years displays.

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Polygraph.com owner pleads guilty to helping others beat lie detector

Santa from Exeter
Mushroom

Re: Polygraphs

But a stick *is* an IED detector, reliable as well.

Just keep on prodding the ground where there are likely to be IED's and you'll find one.

Surviving the result, that's the trick ----->

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Anonymous benefactor to match today's Quid-A-Day donations

Santa from Exeter

Bugger!

Just got a mate to donate and he sent it to my personal page. Will this count oh Mysterious Benefactor?

It's the £30 one, so it will make a difference!

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Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse taunted with sausage sarnie snap

Santa from Exeter

Re: 'two eggs/four slices of bread'

Actually (as anyone oop North will know) one slice of bread folded around the contents is a butty.

Usually deployed as either Chip Butties or Jam Butties

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Santa from Exeter
Go

Re: Non-cooking bacon?

I believe that it refers to the fact that it comes in chunks, rather than slices. That does, however, make it perfect for adding to my Pease Pudding lunch for the week!

All systems go (although I have made a couple of tweaks since e-mailing Lester my list).

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Quid-A-Day Nosh Challenge kicks off early for starvation veteran

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Thumb Down

Re: Welcome back, Toby

Yes, you get a prize.

Here is your 'Most Annoying Thread Hijack of the Week' award; in the 'Political Pointlessness' category.

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El Reg reforms the Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse

Santa from Exeter

Re: Easy

I suspect that is just the 'posh' apple juice with bits. The 'from concentrate' cheap juice worked fine when I did it. Luckily, the last couple of years I have had access to free windfall apples to make the real thing.

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Santa from Exeter
Pint

Re: Easy

Recipe for 5 gallons of 'Mock Hock'

5L clear apple juice

50g dried Elderflowers

5Kg white sugar

1 sachet wine yeast

Water

Pour apple juice into 5 gallon wine fermenter.

Add sugar

Add 2 kettles boiling water and dissolve sugar

Top up to 5 gallons with cold water

Add wine yeast and stir

Suspend small muslin bag containing elderflowers in top of liquid

Screw lid on and ferment under airlock until bubbles are < 1/minute

Rack off sediment.

Fine if needed

Filter/Polish if wanted

Bottle

Drinkable straight away, tastes better after about a month, keeps for 18 months without deteriorating in taste.

Makes about 30 bottles.

And yes, I brew beer as well :-) --->

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Santa from Exeter

Re: Easy

No problem,

I've still got dome blackberries in the freezer waiting to be fermented :-)

I'm up for this, but it'll be a bugger cooking 'real' food for the Missus on the Friday :-(

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Google open-sources Santa Claus

Santa from Exeter
Happy

Re: a fictional fatty?

It ain't ture!!!!!!! ( or true even)

{(-:)>

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A Quid A Day for NOSH? Luxury!

Santa from Exeter

Oy, don't knock it 'til you've tried it!

'medieval England had the joy of pease pudding (essentially, porridge made from dried peas)'

There's actually a lot more to pease pudding than just the peas!

I plan to use it as a part of my 'quid a day' food when I manage to join the posse

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Spotty Ceres baffles boffins with bright patches

Santa from Exeter
Alien

Re: Clangers

Nope, their dustbin lids weren't shiny.

It's the Iron Chicken

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

Santa from Exeter
FAIL

Re: VoteForPolicies.Org.Uk

What a load of tosh that site is.

They lump a load of policies together and ask you to decide if you'd consider voting for them or not.

"Cut the number of MPs and make constituencies more equally sized to give everyone’s vote a more equal weight." does not go with "Maintain the First-Past-The-Post voting system that makes it easy to kick out unpopular politicians, and delivers stable government."

If they really want it to be representative, they should split them all up.

Incidentally, first past the post doesn't make it easy to kick anyone out, due to voter apathy and voting for parties, rather than policies/personalities

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