* Posts by Triggerfish

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

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Re: Not quite

And as a dev if you don't agree to the terms and conditions are the app stores allowed to take your work and profit from it as they see fit?

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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Cullings not needed, education maybe. There are studies that say better educated peoples especially amongst women tend to have less babies and later.

However culling infant mortality and that of children may be good a population reduction as well, it was not that many generations back people in this country were having huge families because the chance of them all surviving to adulthood wasn't the best.

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Re: Can't...resist...temptation...to...say...

John Connor if you can take out the update server this'll be all over by Tuesday.

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Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

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Re: Tonal

That's more pronunciation than tone I think.

Tonal languages the word is exactly the same but the pitch its spoken at changes its meaning. A lot of my Thai speaking friends who are also westerners tend to put on an accent that sounds a bit silly when speaking, me likewise, you can't really get the tones right otherwise. Its also hard to listen to when someone speaks it quickly, you can hear someone and its sounds like they are just saying the same word again and again until you start to get an ear in for the tone/pitch its at.

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From a few I've known doing that sort of ting they don't, which means visa runs. From knowing a few though it doesn't seem like they get any hassle about living illegally over there.

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Yes but tones more for inflection/ emphasis in English, whereas in Thai is differentiates the meaning of the word, e.g mai can mean wood, new, no, (and fire and quickly I think), depending one whether its spoken in high, rising, mid, falling and low tones.

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Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

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Maybe the AIs

will all bugger off to infinite fun space.

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Re: more titles

If we are going to go with Dystopia I always think we move closer to the future of William Gibson than Orwell.

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

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Re: What is the problem he says will occur?

Excess Nitrogen tend to damage reefs, to much algae and it drowns out the corals, (silt run off doesn't help either), some soft corals can deal with this to some degree, but with stony corals its a bit of a death knell generally speaking they tend to be very sensitive to water conditions. This means you don't get the same biodiversity on the reef, stony corals are also the bones of a reef as well so I guess it may affect that as well.

A fair bit of Nitrogen probably comes from other sources as well running into the water system, rotting waste, bad sewage etc.

nitrogen in the water system, fresh or sea also cause Algae blooms these can literally suffocate an area of all available oxygen, and they overrun plants, taking away a lot of what they need, ironically enough including nitrogen meaning its harder to get the ecosystem of a lake or river back in balance.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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Re: Lhassi/Lassi

If you walk through food areas in markets in chilli loving countries the vapour is really noticeable, there's a couple of recipes as well that you have to roast to almost burning the chillies as part of a paste, don't do it in a small room.

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Re: BEER!

I had three cats at one point, one who had grown up in a shared house of six lads who loved curries. When I moved in with the missus and acquired two more cats that one would sit there happily eating anything spicy, one would look at me in disgust, and the other would wolf down anything as was its nature then empty the water bowl.

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Re: I did a whole Bhut Jolokia

I tried part of one and as someone who likes spicy foods that was enough, it was an achievement to keep my face from showing its effects long enough to say to my friend "Noo its not that bad, try some"

He forgot to wash his hands before visiting the lav as well.

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Icelandic brewers knock up whale 'nad beer

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Re: Nadweiser?

Its still an endangered animal, I'd rather see they don't hunt fin whales at all.

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My best bud is a billionaire: Peter Thiel jumps into bed with dope upstarts

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The trick is not to smoke a lot.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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For gods sake

Please make the pictures smaller.

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Re: Some thoughts

OK apologies on the whining comment, this is turning into a bit of a megathread though, have you thought of doing some page were you collate suggestions or give us a vote on what would be a preferred change and what we find truly abhorrent.

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Some thoughts

So from your latest article some responses from me.

1. The site is too white - making it hard on the eyes.

Its not that the site is to white as such that makes it hard on the eyes its that you have chosen a shade of gray almost at the white end of the spectrum as your dividers it doesn't break the site up into sections properly that's what's effecting the readability.

2. Pictures and headlines in stories and the “hero pic’ at the top of the front page are too big, making for unnecessary scrolling.

Serioulsy they are try using an average office monitor and its to big on a mobile its bloody awful, also if you don't want to have an autoswitch to mobile because its to tricky/risky fine but if you are not then really you need to get the picture sizing sorted.

3, Just put it back to the way it was before

I don't know if it needs that but it would be nice you actually listened to some of the feedback and acted on it, rather than coming back and complaining that we all don't like you, either ask for the feedback and deal with it or don't and publish and be dammed, but don't start giving out the "your holding it wrong type excuses".

Also I liked the side tab that gave you most read and most commented, the new way of doing it is inelegant and messy in comparison.

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I have to agree the pictures at the front of the article are way to big.

Unless you automatically start redirecting to The Reg mobile site as well that and the top nav are going to be a real PITA on a phone.

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Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

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Re: Smoke and Mirrors

Speaking as a parasite I would say one of the problems with project managers is they often don't have experience of the sharp end for agile I guess its coders, I am more engineering and I have seen the same thing, you get someone who has no idea about engineering but know there way round an excel spreadsheet and got the nice Prince2 certificate and apparently this makes them fully qualified to understand a subject that most people spent three years sweating getting a B Eng for. Why ask your upper management who have been sold the marketing bullshit, seriously I have seen someone who has all the skills and working in a company as a project coordinator (knows the job, knows the contacts for clients etc, lots of construction experience) be overlooked in preference of them hiring externally someone who went and got herself a Prince2 foundation certificate before that she had been a secretary she lasted about two months btw before leaving due to stress....,

However also having seen some jobs go completely tits up because the engineers were left to sort it for themselves and have done stuff that makes you go "hold on I thought you were intelligent, so wtf?" Frankly some tech people can be blinding at their job and complete shite at understanding how it integrates into everything else that comes with running a business or even understand that a budget and profit margin may be quite relevant to continuing pay packets. I can say that some projects do need project management as long as they are the sort who can do a decent interface between the business side of things and the tech side.

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Saudi Arabia hires 'ethical hackers' to silence smut slingers

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To quote a song.

"Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury"

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Re: Is this any worse than, say, EA?

Not a good measure though considering EA's rep.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Re: Elf and safety

Our chemistry teacher who was a Dr of chemistry, good knows how our school managed that started or very first secondary school chemistry lesson by giving ids a short talk whilst building a pile of powder on one of those asbestos sheets placing a Bunsen burner under it then retreating behind a large perspex screen with safety glasses on the column of green flame hit the very high ceiling at which point he announced the greenish gas roiling down from the was similar to mustard gas and advised us to leave. We had two different chemistry labs suffer fire damage in our school in the space of our gcse's.

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Re: You left out flying models

Remember those balsa jobs where you had to assemble all the ribs and spars cover it in tissue paper and dope it.

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Re: Elf and safety

Ah the days of explaining to mum why the white enamel sink was now a iodine brown (potassium permanganate thank you Lofty Wiseman and your home made sas survival tin). Glycol, Magnesium strips stolen from school, powdered aluminum, buying petrol from garages in Jerry cans for dad (cough). Kids these days just don't have the pyromaniac tendencies, then again they also aren't allowed to play with mercury there may be some corellation.

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The electronics island where COPS shoot ARMY and workers are rioting

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Waterfront properties

Those houses on the water ate not that bad really have stayed in similar as a guest it's pretty much standard waterfront housing in a lot of country areas in SEA (although will admit poor country areas) but go see the living conditions on some places in comparison, shanty towns edged under fly overs for example.

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Pick a superior Christmas No. 1 from El Reg's computer crooning compilation

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You should add

Laika - Badtimes & Deltron 3030 - Virus.

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Staples comes clean: 1+ million bank cards at risk after hack

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Re: Norks

My employer used his wife's card in USA when they emigrated, not once questioned why a 6'3" bloke was listed as Mrs (female name) (last Name). Oddly a few were concerned he may not be a legally in the country though.

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Hmmn medical angels with stress, well I know one who had attended an accident crush damage and the poor guys face was so mashed they couldn't intubate. Another one they had a young lad in who had tried to hang himself didn't manage it but caused so much damage that he died later, they had to explain to the parents it was to late. They have never mentioned the things they have to deal with when its a really young kids but I know its hard on them.

Try having a word with some of those angels and what they deal with, frankly stress is not surprising some of their stories I think would leave me curled up in a ball crying.

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Investigating stress

There's no problem with an employer investigating why someone is off for stress, in fact I think they have a duty to do so and see if they can mitigate it if its work related and I have also seen some people take the piss working in public sector jobs tends to make it easier because they tend to be more forgiving than the private sector.

However siccing the Pinkertons on them as the first step (rather than asking them say) is a little out of order.

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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Gaunche? wear

Free dictionary had an interesting definition

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Gaunche

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Don't panic, US Navy has only deployed a ROBOT SHARK (but where are the lasers?)

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Shark bodies tend to vary between flexible which is very maneuverable requiem sharks like blacktips, and stiffer bodied (like tuna and marlin bodies) mackerel sharks (great white, longimanus) it alters their swimming style. So it would seem shark shape is pretty efficient and is similar to Tuna's swimming motions if its the stiffer movement shape plus being more torpedo shaped it might be more space efficient than a tuna shape.

If you see some in the water when snorkeling or diving so you can get a really good look they tend to be pretty graceful and move with real economy of motion seems a sensible shape to me.

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American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

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Re: When did British bacon become shit

You need a better Butcher, the best ones I have had could pretty much tell you the name of the pig you were eating and what sort of life it had had. Used to work in Scotland and would drive past a pig farm with proper fields and tress and shelters for the pigs it all went to the local butchers shops a couple of miles away in the village, that's the sort of place that produces quality bacon.

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Re: See? THIS is why there can never be...

Hmmn I travelled through parts of Thailand with an American who preferred a McDonald over all else and wouldn't touch beef from any other places because he didn't trust the meat.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Aaah right fair enough stand corrected what a shame that richness was what made the LOTR so much more immersive.

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The LOTR films, they went to a lot of effort crafting armour and adding lots of extra little almost extraneous details you don't notice (*). Watching the hobbit it seemed to have been sacrificed for cheaper CG it leaves the experience lacking somehow.

*http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/jom/0211/byko-0211.html

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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Monopoly system

I've been dealing with plenty of US users of broadband both commercial and private over the past few month, always heard the broadband was bad due to monopolies, frankly its amazing how bad it is. We had companies who expected their broadband to go down if the weather was bad, not remote companies mind you, places in shopping malls in relatively large urban areas, less than 1Mbps connections etc..

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So this Saudi Prince calls and asks why he can't watch movies ...

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Re: An IT Manager asked me to raise a formal Change Request...

I have users call because the icons have moved on their desktop and the computer has lost all the programs.

Change word to landscape and what watch chaos that causes in a large office.

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Mmmmffll-CHOMP: I won? Reg reader to have CHOC-TASTIC YEAR

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Re: Bah!

Oh I dunno I wouldn't turn down the Cadburys, but there's something to be said for Green & Blacks Mayan Gold.

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Sarong it's right: Coining it in Thailand without a visa

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Re: Frequent border crossings

Yeah the visa runs are either good fun or a real pain depending on where you go and who you go with (you can make a weekend of it with mates if you time it right) and flights to places like Nepal and Singapore can sometimes be cheap. Other times its just a slog where you try and get to a border and back in as short a time as possible due to time constraints. I had mixed opinions of them when doing them.

Depending on what border you cross it ranges from a few months to about 6.

As for getting caught I know people who have been living over there for more than twenty years now doing this (including one being deported years ago and coming back a year later), Years ago before they cleaned it up my friends had a customs guy come and pick up the passports from their flats in BKK and for a fee he would go and process them, stamp them and drop them back off to the apartment, all very dodgy but totally normal for those times.

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Assassin's Creed bugs shift setting to LSD-drenched 1960s Paris

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You missed the biggest bug

You have to install uplay.

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: only ever used to insult women.

Depends where you are in the UK south of England is pretty commonly used and is a catch all and even a friendly matey type insult, up North though its pretty much a no no, Twats more common and does the same job.

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Re: Are you saying

Well him or Torquetto Jubbli.

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mind the oranges Marlon

http://mind-the-oranges-marlon.blogspot.co.uk/

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Met Office: 2014 was FIFTEENTH WARMEST UK SUMMER on record

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Re: @Tom7

Depends in the countryside or on an island with some breezes verandas are lovely, I've virtually lived on them in more tropical climes, even the kitchen was open air. In a city though with no breezes, pollution and temperatures getting into upper 30C or so it can be unrelenting.

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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: "...a big screen cinema..."

They have similar in Bangkok, relative pricing would put it out of my pocket here in the UK though I think.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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but it is like the kind of love that might develop on the battlefield or in times of trouble

You mean like Spartans or Roman legionnaires?

It's not about promoting or stopping gay people anyway, its about suppression of peoples rights to live as they choose, I'd be just as disgusted if they suppressed people for wanting to practice religion, or building Airfix modelling kits.

I am neither gay or religious and the last Airfix model I built was years ago but people should be able to live their life as long as it isn't causing harm (outraged morality is not harm).

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Re: Love and Hate

Well we have things like Manchester village area, pretty sure you wouldn't find that in Russia, and plenty of us straight people used to go clubbing round there when I was a student.

There were still the odd homophobe I remember at uni, for some reason they were often worried that they would be jumped upon and raped by the gays, but generally speaking as a country we are moving forward and see those people as a bit silly, and likewise making sure our laws are more equal. Russia seems to be working backwards.

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Re: Cheap dig

Meh I also have worn the pyjamas and done the hand wavy stuff, I thought they were funny.

Anyway there's plenty of sites who will have a proper discussion about homophobia, sometimes though you just have to take the piss out of these ludicrous attitudes about "sexual perversion" the photos worked perfectly well.

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Bona-fide SCIENCE: Which forms of unusual sex are, um, mainstream?

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Re: Define romantic location

I thought it was more typical to flash your headlights?

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