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2083 posts • joined 21 Jan 2010

Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION

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Re: €7 per month. How's that bad value for money?

It's quite simple really,

I'm an ex uk customer. I signed up, discovered 99% of the library is old stuff that I have seen, but give them a chance... and some repeats of classic movies can be enjoyable.

watched and loved Lilyhammer, house of cards and quite a few movies. what great value for £6 a month. marvelous.

By month 3 I had seen pretty much all i was interested in, still 6 quid for some favourite standup shows, pretty good. and still able to feel slightly morally superior to the torrenters (a bit), I mean my 6 quid must be going somewhere creative!

month 7... haven't even logged in for 6 weeks. WTF am I paying 6 quid a month for.

End of subscription.

I'm a bit gutted, because technically the service is excellent. and the opportunity to binge on box set's makes for a nice relaxing weekend occasionally.

And I get the economics of it, so I understand how unreasonable the following is. but the library is too small, and too shallow and does not change fast enough.

For £6 a month if there was just 1 movie a month I wanted to watch, or a series every few months, I might have stuck it out for a year or two to let the thing mature. But the utility of the service due to the constraints of content means that for me (and i suspect many many others) the usefulness dropped of exponentially.

sad really (come to think of it, same as VM's VoD - haven't used that for a few years either for the same reason)

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Re: It depends on the content

Those words "complexity' and 'dynamic range', I do not think they mean what you think they do.

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Early on you state that "I knew less than someone devoted to hi-fi with a dedicated listening room, and carefully selected and matched components often costing upwards of a couple of thousand pounds, sometimes much more."

this is clearly bollocks.

All audiophiles listen with their wallets and are mentally ill.

(fucking transmission lines!)

you mean coathangers my son?

your opinion in MUCH more valid and useful than theirs.

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Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'

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'over several years'

Oh! I thought this was an iPhone we were talking about - you know obsolete in 12 months.

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Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone

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Hmmmm time for an u-turn

I was going to post along the lines of

'It's the press, fuck em'

but i see matt bryant has adopted that tack, and it is therefore utterly wrong.

coppers? even bigger bastards than the murdoch press.

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

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Re: Where's Worstall?

pardon?

That word 'infinity' I don't think it means what you think it does

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Re: Where's Worstall?

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

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Re: Expecting perfection? You're going to be disappointed.

That is just incorrect.

On so many levels.

We all (most) have lots of shiny-shiny now. But mom and dad both work full time - and barely scrape by, junior leaves college with the same personal debt as a mortgage, just no house to show for it and a degree that just about qualifies him to flip burgers.

And these are broadly speaking 'the haves'

Thats some economic miracle you have there

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Re:model a whole years economic activity in the UK in less than a minute

Go on then.

Before you start maybe read a book on chaos theory (positive feedback is the clue). It would prevent you making some basic mistakes in the coding.

(and stop you looking a bit..... disengaged on fora :D )

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Bacon-related medical breakthrough wins Ig Nobel prize

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Re: night time

either way he's helping the economy

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Re:Every. Single. Time.

Ahhh but you know what they say...

fool me once shame on you,

fool me twice...... and i won't be fooled again!

well thats about where the bar is set for the sheeple isn't it?

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Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International

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Re: Sauce for the goose

Are any of those places subject to FOI regulation.

and there's your answer.

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Big Brother

See who delivers....

... to GCHQ?

okay I'm game if you are!

but you can take the firsh (connery-an slip?) shift, parked up opposite the main gate photographing all vehicles in and out.

what could possibly go wrong?

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: not a Delivery?

I think you are looking for this years iBarrow.

soon to be available in white.

what a bunch of wankers

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DREADNOUGHTUS: The 65-TON DINO that could crumple up a T-Rex like a paper cup

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65 tonne dildo!!!!!11!!!1

...ahhh

as you were

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Finally, a USEFUL smart device: Intel boffins cook up gyro-magneto-'puter bike helmet

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Re: dropped

Thinks of making phone-calls and listening to music casing real emergency callouts.

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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Re: YA-clearly-NAP

Balance.

the main difference between driving, sailing and flying is that there is progressively less and less drag, this requires more and more forward planning. planning on having a big lump of grown-ups in the back that turn out to be sprogs changes the balance, then all bets are off!

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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Re:politicians are by definition corrupt.

what's your baseline?

donald trump, rupert murdoch?

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Re: monolithic government planning

funny that...

the railways were fucked before privatisation, in fact i'd go so far as to say the reason they were so fucked was _why_ they were privatised

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Re: Re:Beeching???????

It's a matter of public record that beeching was the public face/axeman of marples... you know the bloke that built the M1.

QED

he was a crook

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Re: How to plan central planning (Just Try Herding Cats)

Illegals get benefits?

and I suppose you work for a gang boss who pays you 5 quid a day and charges you £4:50 for bed and board for the week along with 25 of your co-workers all sharing a 2 bed semi.

no wonder you are so bitter

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Re: The internet

WHAT?

You think the net happened by accident?

You need to take more water with it mate.

The internet is a prime example of precisely, and I mean that in it's technical sense, precisely the opposite of the point you are trying to make.

It's a fantastic example of forward planning and it is regulated all to fuck - just not by governments.

You don't believe me? try unplugging that cat 5 cable from the back of your computer and shouting 'google' really loudly into it. see how far you get.

just because you lack the wit to appreciate the organisation does not mean it is not there

way to fail!

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Re: invent new desires...

Ahhh I thought we were talking about star trek, turns out we are talking about the internet!

:-)

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Re:Beeching???????

you do know he was bought and paid for by the road builders yes?

and the government put him in charge of a review of the only competition to roads.....

A bit like having liam fox head an investigation into closeted public officials treating their boyfriends to international travel at the public's expense!

cut a bit far?

what is the real problem with rail travel? they don't depart from anywhere near where I am, and they don't go anywhere near to where I want to go.

And who do we thank for that?

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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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'The assailant seems likely to face a well-resourced investigation by US authorities, who take a dim view of this sort of thing.'

unless it's them doing it of course.

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Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist

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Re: Kickstarter space shot

what did mars ever do to you?

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Love XKCD? Love science? You'll love a book about science from Randall Munroe

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freedom != responsibility

Free speech does not mean freedom from consequences. The alternative would be a pretty shitty world to live in.

so you noticed :-)

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hey there teabagger

you're an asshole, that does not understand English and the door is over there ====>

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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The bug has a bug

Latest chrome on win 7 all patched and up to date.

Browser reverted to something from the dark ages a week or so ago.

I managed to convince myself I had been hacked.

Ended up deleting partition and re-installing everything from the ground up.

well that's 3 days of my life I won't get back

Do no evil!

Fuckken thanks a fukken bunch fukken google.

Cabron!

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If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

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couple of points..

2 - done and done! multi coloured/multi headed machines available now. Im sure i have seen one with 4 reels somewhere.

4 - what you are basically saying is along the lines of you want to write poetry but can't be arsed to learn grammar or spelling!

CAD is the easy part, autocad is no more or less complex than word, but FEA, which is what you really need, that can be a bit more complex. While the tech is fascinating, what you are trying to do is inherently complicated. if you can't stand the heat...

Don't know where you are getting your info on scanners from but +- 50 microns seems pretty accurate to me. and kinda the point of the current 3d printing enthusiast scene is actually making stuff you have designed, not replicating something that some other bloke/bloke-ess designed. so i would say the need for scanners is not so great. (unless making prosthetic limbs, where a model of the stump would be important!)

Especially as the materials and construction methodology do not make 3d printing much of a candidate for replacing _any_ component. An injection moulded nylon doh-dah is going to be far stronger than it's ABS laminar print lookalike. and if the nylon doh-dah broke in the first place, then it dont look good for the printed replacement.

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Re:get with the times

Fermat's last Theorum/Theorem has been proved. Rather famously I thought.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiles'_proof_of_Fermat's_Last_Theorem

Thoroughly nice bloke and incredibly unassuming man.

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Re: The File

CAD is as old as gods dog - make your own models ffs.

Or you can download 1000's of stl files, you just have to look. (there's even a strandbeeste model you can d/l for nothing)

There are plenty of 'cheap' 3d scanners about with the same form factor as the hobbyist printers. Plus the nature of the community is such that I am sure a replacement hot end that contains a laser, that can scan, is minutes away from market as we speak.

Thus spake the bloke getting a 3d printer next payday.

I don't make claims that I will be able to print a working suspension bridge or anything 'structural' any time soon... or at all really, for me it's just a really cool toy.

On the whole I sort of agree with dabbsy the current state of the art is not great just like the early digi cams, but people didnt buy them cos they took great pictures, they bought them cos they were digital!

and if they had not bought them, then we would all still be taking pictures on little slivers of plastic... or actually not taking pictures at all, cos it was such a pain in the arse.

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Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

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fastest?

so it can be OC'd to more than 8.79GHz?

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Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

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Re: 'Tis true.

Top rant that man!

In my minds eye I could see that purple vein in your temple throbbing 'blomp blomp blomp'

your foam flecked lips forming a grim line as you mercilessly thrash the living shit out of your keyboard.

most impressive indeed...

in fact, I think I share it with all my friends on facecunt, they love all this sort of thing, and it will take days for one of them to find something to top it........

oh noes :-S

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Re:As I've said here before I'm not even an economist, I just play one on the web

So all those years of practising scales on your grandads beat up old keynes overstrung eventually paid off then!

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hmmm

Bell no more invented the phone than I did, he patented it.

and edison was not even an inventor, he was a circus ringmaster.

still not bad for an economist I suppose :-)

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AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

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question...

how many cuda cores for raytracing hard sums :-)

(says the bloke thats just shifted over to an openCL engine anyways)

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Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

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in which the devoted contributors are ‘taxed’ without being represented.

As the author has clearly not travelled a great deal in this fine world of ours, might I suggest a trip the the United States of Murica.

There you will find a system that is fully 110% committed to the principle that in which the devoted contributors are ‘taxed’ without being represented. And it has been that way for quite some time.

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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Re: Ninja's? nahhh DEATH

COWER BRIEF MORTALS!

(how do you get serifs on this thing)

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Re: Umm. Wait. Smash Up

hmmmm made it nearly 10 seconds into the video.

pic of 4 nerds playing cards

voice over:

toooooooootal awesomeness... <click>

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Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group

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Re: Taxpayers were funding deniers?

what???

you had bill gates round at yours holding a gun to your head too?

eejit

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Re: ...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

Thumbs up for the princess bride ref :-)

in-con-thievable!!!!11!!1!!!!

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Re: ...I bet we could find someone who denies the climate exists.

over to you lewis

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Re: ...derogatory terms....

saying climate denier is less derogatory than fuckwit. which is what we mean, fuckwit.

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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<cough>

NSA does flog their wares too...

to mossad!

be afraid, be very afraid.

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replusive cunt

why is he not dead yet?

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: explain the footage from their bodycam to their superiors

what?

like the pig wot killed that bloke in London that wasn't even part of the protest?

Took years to get him out of his cushy job (despite his previous) and he avoided bird, but he murdered someone on the six o'clock fucking news!

do me a favour.... guv.

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Re: "Soon"...

Julian Assange, crawled to incarceration reeking of shit smelling egomania I can't even imagine

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Health and safety gone maddddd!

Does the average commentard here really drive in such a manner that looking away (or adjusting ones focus) for 1/2 a second will result in an accident?

p'raps that explains the vast numbers of drives who regard mirrors as vanity accessories!

Take an LGV course, you spend way way WAY more time looking in your mirrors*, and compensate by considering driving conditions further up the road (a lot further up the road if you have a liquid or swinging load)

It's just the same information we are all processing now, with a fractionally different delivery system. If you cant deal with it, turn it off or preferably take the bus.

* a truck driver should be at least as aware whats going on behind him as is in front.

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