* Posts by Naughtyhorse

2180 posts • joined 21 Jan 2010

Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

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Re: Good riddance, I say

....and I hope all his children go blind in all their eyes!

Only joking, like they do on top gear!

he's not really a hamster you know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc

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hehehehe

and with a sky+/VM box, we get to record all this crap so we can miss it again and again :-)

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Hmmmm...

And all triggered by cockson turning himself in...

even though he was on his final, final, final, absolutely the last final warning...

Call me an old cynic but it all makes me wonder if there was an agenda in there somewhere.

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Happy

The original commenter would appear to have merged the two.

lol

what a bell head!

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Improved Apple Watches won't get more expensive? Hmmm

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To me, it's more like...

and factor in the time taken to do the calc on a slide rule as opposed to a multi-petaflop machine...

back up to the squillions.

aythankeyew

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Attack of the Digital People: The BBC goes fully Bong

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Bong is as Bong does...

so full of contradictions...

Are you really pissed off about the beeb's latest favourite buzzword, or pissed off that you didn't think of it first?

a genuine question, by the way

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I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder

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Re: Odd how someone so smart...

what would you expect from a frutarian, besides he knew it was just delaying the inevetable.

cause of death:

stupid obstinacy

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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Re: Fobbed off

gorgeous watch/phone thing.

could you let me know what happened after the twat reviewing it referred to it being 'very unique' i have to switch off when that sort of thing happens.

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Doh! iTunes store goes down AFTER Apple Watch launch

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To be fair...

the pig-arse ugly watch is not all bad...

apparently if it feels the user is not being active enough it sends an alarm to tell them to move... all synched to 10 to the hour.

to observers of the herd this will provide endless hours of amusement as at ten to the hour, all the sheeple in the room stand as 1.

hehehehehehehehehe

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3 hours?

Anyone using a smwatch for phonecalls is going to get kicked to death long before the 3 hours mark.

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Can't pay $349 for an Apple Watch? Get a Chinese knockoff for less than $50

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Fantastic opportunity

To look like a style over content fuckwit for just 1/7th the price!

I predict they will sell more than apples smwatch

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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quiet word

lol

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Re: @ Phil Endecott -- We'll see...

Ohhhhhh...

that!

that's easy...

what you are talking about is STUFF!

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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Not really newsworthy

Had a friend who about 30 years ago became a school governor in a very right thinking part of the country, and in passing one of the other governors, a police officer, made a causal enquiry as to whether my friend was still a member of the communist party.. a party he had left some 20 years before.

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Re: cost of the data centers can be reduced.

This is information retrieval not information dispersal.

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Re: As Treasonas May is fond of saying...

I'm pretty sure the stazi would not be too happy about that remark.

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Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?

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So at least that answers the question..

What the well dressed uber-knob will be wearing this year

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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Hmmm

Seems to have completely missed the point on neutrality where the speed of a packet is determined purely by how much the sender is prepared to pay rather than any intrinsic 'worth' of the data.

bloke on teh intertubes dislikes something he misunderstands

film at 11

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Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

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Re: The best plan ...

except he's prolly skint and will ponce the cash of his rich father in law.... again

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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finding crook traders?

Isnt that like finding a needle in a haystack...

made of needles?

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How many Watches will Apple flog? 20, er, 18.5, no, five, wait, 50 million!

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downvoted for having your head up your arse

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Re: Millions of people will buy one.

Followed by THIRTY GAZILLION threads pointing out that apple isn't that good just expensive.

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Re: iWon't

Does that factor in the 30% rate of 'oh fuck I forgot to put the stupid looking thing on charge last night'

makes google glass look stylish and relevant.

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Royal Mail's Colossus move gets ex-WREN's stamp of approval

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Re: Tommy Flowers

And that statue should be outside the gates of the University of Pennsylvania

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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imma letchu finish

no im not

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: pocket money

dunno about your dad, but when i got a job he didn't insist i repay _all_ my pocket money plus 25% before I got to keep _any_ of my earnings. (+ rent, food and clothing)

As for the investments, I'm not sure exactly how much google have spent on server farms and comms, and coding, and indeed marketing, but i'll give you a pound to a pinch of shit that the figure would make a typical Sony BMG exec run home to his mummy.

all of which is available for 'free' no contract, no lock in (the OP notwithstanding) plus they do all that stuff the old industry did! and if you met many a&r men you would know that it is infinitely more enjoyable to have a conversation with a php script. :-)

It's a quaint idea that the record companies ever had anything to do with 'the future of music' they never did, any more than google, spotify or itunes do today, they are businesses. they do market research and when they see something sell, they buy something similar... cheap (and therein lies the rub).

EMI never taught anyone E A and B7, or suggested syd barrets eyes were like black holes in the sky.

I really can't see a difference today, apart from the consumers perspective where music is infinitely more available than before. The world is still full of kids sweating it out over E A and B7, one day maybe he'll be the next john lennon - in which case he'll end up loaded, or on the other hand he almost certainly won't - and get a steady job as a painter and decorator. same as it ever was.

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Re: A*holes all

I agree 100%.

In the article I would take issue with the statement that google were the new man, just like the old but worse.

I can't see that it's any worse. (and that is _not_ a good thing)

back in the day the recording label had exactly the sort of power that youtube do today - in fact more! they had the studios, pressing plants, distribution networks and retail outlets pretty much all locked up. even worse than google they then 'loaned' you the money to use all their kit, and levied hefty interest charges on the back end - which got paid back as soon as possible after release, meaning most artists made $0 from their first album -irrespective of sales.

sure google are fucking providers in the ass, but at least they give em a kiss first.

you were lucky in the old days to be able to get your trousers off first

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Bitter Lake: Know your enemy? Impossible, surely, when you don't know if the enemy exists

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Re: Adam Curtis Works

Brilliant!

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Re: "a system of rewards that both keeps us passive and happy"

and as a consequence of that hashish became ubiquitous... try watching 3 hours of richard and judy when not utterly caned!

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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

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Re: sequitur

ah so you mean like:

give a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day

set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life?

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Re: Shrub right thing..providing cash on the ground...

less a percentage to his puppet masters.

I mean, what the fuck would cheney do with two million bushels of wheat... now cash enough to _buy_ two million bushels... thats a different matter.

if you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, is it still right?

I guess if the market says so :-)

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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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Solution

Play it in F

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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not only but also

Indeed. If the following were true

"Apple, which has always derided fondleslabs that used any pointing device other than a human finger attached to a human arm"

if that were that case they would have patented the finger and we'd all be typing with bloody stumps

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Re: David Hockney has managed to do some good pictures

When? where?

All of his work I have ever seen consisted of utterly flat representations of hunky lads diving into swimming pools rendered utterly flat by the socal sunlight, and somewhat rushed by the artists desire to be doing something other than painting aforesaid lad, or badly mosaic-ed polaroids.

all of which eminently doable with a fondleslab and a small ball pein hammer.

Playmobil or it never happened

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Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)

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Next....

How about those fucking ridiculous massive smart watches?

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Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy

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Re: rising productivity raises wages

"Is your employer more likely to pay you more if they make a higher profit or a lower profit?"

or on the other hand if i produce more the employer will pocket the difference and fuck the workers.

"Your bargaining position is much better if you know they can afford to pay you more, and even better if they need you."

do you know how many people are on the dole?

"Actually, corporation tax is one way of pushing up wages - higher wages means lower profits thus lower tax, as well as (theoretically) better staff."

Actually, corporation tax is one way of pushing up profits - higher profits means lower wages thus higher tax, as well as (theoretically) more frightened staff. (the walmart model)

there fixed it for you

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Re: 13% !!!!!111!!11!

The CEO's of amazon and starbucks would commit suicide!

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Re: A cynic writes...

Obligatory XKCD ref:

(the economist is the one the sociologist is just off tot talk to)

http://xkcd.com/435/

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Re: nice in theory

Sockets _are_luxuries.

learn to solder properly :-)

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Re: I wonder - North London commuters

Yetanotherlocksmith

did you ever see what happens when you try and fit, say 3 tubes worth of pringles in 1 tube...

it aint pretty.

now think commuters.

and about that 'few thousand tonnes of concrete'... we want to put it in your front garden, is that ok?

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rising productivity raises wages

Say What?

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Robox: How good could a sub-£1k 3D printer be?

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Re: cost of consumables?

ABS & PLA rut to about 15 quid a kilo, which i think at 1.75mm dia is 300+ meters or so. A phone case would take a couple or three meters. which at fourpence-ha'penny a meter comes to... two bob?

'Bridge' Nylon is about 50 quid a kilo, ninjaflex (bendy!) about the same, polycarbonate about 30 a kilo

The machine runs off the equivalent of a bog standard PC power supply, so not much in the way of leccy.

You do/can get a fairly high failure rate while you learn the wrinkles of the system.

You can of course make your own filament from granules and that's a lot cheaper, and the kit is nothing special.

don't know about powders and resins, but I have heard the they can run dear

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Excellent stuff

couple of things...

you might want to rethink your filament delivery system with abs... it's a bastard for absorbing water from the air and it spits and farts when you print, if it's not on the printer you need to keep it in a ziplock bag with some dessicant.

and for the next machine... get the bits for a delta. I wouldn't recommend it to a schoolkid or a granny, but with all the other stuff you do you'll find it a doddle. And it's a much better behaved system, none of that cobblers with linear bearings and rods that flex and wildly differing masses on each axis.

plus watching it work is better than telly!

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Seems bloody expensive for such a tichy tiny build volume.

As I write this my Kossel delta is chuntering away by my side, all the features of this machine (except the marlin bed levelling works much better) and Im not locked into some gimmickey 'auto detect filament' almost certain con. (you should always measures filament first anyway and adjust the extrusion rate to get good prints)

half the price and a build volume of 250*250*300 in PLA, ABS, Bridge Nylon, Ninjaflex, & Polycarbonate with an option to use PVA support

(not to mention the awesome satisfaction of seeing a machine thrown together from bits scavenged from the net and assembles with these two hands leap into life and work perfectly)

interesting article tho :-)

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Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

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Re: Heathcare?

Had to bring his wife back to the UK for treatment when their insurance ran out.

back taxes or fuck off :-)

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Re: So remind me again

We do

vat on cheesburgers

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Renault Captur: Nobody who knows about cars will buy this

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There's a fiat 500 4wd????

Why?

In case you want to park it with 2 wheels on the grass?

Fix

It

Again

Tony

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Norks SCOLD Prez Obama over Sony mega hack payback sanctions

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Targets

NK intelligence, NK arms research and NK arms manufacturers...

Given that NK is one of the worlds most oppressive regimes shouldn't we have been utterly opposed the activities of these organisations all along?

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

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pass on to the losers to help them shaft me in the future.

In my experience you only get stiffed if you write the contract badly in the first place :-)

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Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple

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design costs

lol

China?

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