* Posts by Triggerfish

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Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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Re: Not good

I agree with Sisk comments earlier, knife (not counting guns just melee) was always regarded as one of the worst things to defend against, its as fast as someone punching, you are going to get cut. Running is much better.

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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Re: Police Target Practice

At least its not Emus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

"If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world...They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop."

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Re: Is this "sports club"

Not necessarily domesticated wolf, Dingos are also candidates for domestication into dogs.

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Re: Rabies?

Having seen the damage done to a car that hit a badger I'm pretty sure if I encountered a annoyed one hitting it with a handy stick would not have much effect.

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Will rising CO2 damage the world's oceans? NOT SO MUCH – new boffinry

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Re: Is it an indication... @Ivan4

The reefs you are talking about surviving the acidification are around Palau and other areas with natural acidification, however it does not mean all reefs. It should be noted those reefs have grown somewhere naturally more acidic (due to how currents work in that area), and that scientist aren't exactly sure why they are doing better.

It should also be noted though that cherry picking one reef system and using that as the test sample for all reefs world wide is pretty bad science.

As for the article nice prediction, So Lewis how's it any better than the climate disaster predictions that take just one or two factors ignore the rest and draw conclusions from it?

You know the ones you rightly ridicule as bad science.

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German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

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Re: Yes, that's why I thought they'd have difficulty moving it @mmeier

This rather good book on Caen

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caen-Anvil-Victory-Alexander-McKee/dp/028563559X

Stated that tactics during that battle were 3 Shermans to a Panzer and expect to lose 2.

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Re: Must have been an interesting sight

Its preferred in a few other countries as well, which is surprising some countries have some very inventive swearwords.

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'I am so TIRED of your bullsh*t...' Sprint boss flips lid at T-Mobile US CEO

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Yup work with a lot of guys in the US, the mobile signal always seems crap, as for broadband both home and work is poor and so expensive.

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Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

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WW2 the Russian tried similar tricks with dogs, they would strap explosive to the dog and they trained them to run under tanks in the hope of taking out the German tanks.

They had some issues though as the tanks the dogs had been trained on, and so recognised the first was Russian tanks.

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Re: On the other hand, if I am included in their images database, ...

This link shows some of the ways they are teaching the image recognition software, ends up with some surreal photos.when they try and get it to interpret some images, clouds seem to give it some problems it see faces and things in the patterns.

http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html?m=1

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Universal Credit white elephant needs 'urgent breakthrough' says MP

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Re: "It is still too early to declare it a failed IT project"

Its never to early to declare failed projects.

Just look for this initial sign.

Its being run by the government.

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

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Surviving

Everynow and again I used to find fry and shrimp living in the filters of my fish tank and it goes a few months without cleaning, thats a cubic space about 8 litres with a flow of upto a 1000litres an hour going through it.

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Re: How about a swap?

I knew a Thai girl who had learn't English mainly from watching "Only fools and horses" DVDs, that was pretty odd.

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Re: Did Mr Carvell...

Sounds like he did the verbal equivalent of Operation Black Buck.

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Layoff-happy Capita charges staff to use cutlery in canteens

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Re: Spare a thought....

Canteens can be run by catering firm and still subsidised, was working on a site last year, full english about £1.20 for breakfast, a big lunch was about the same and used to visit it for dinner as well, my food bills were quiet low for a coupla months. Food was adequate - occasionally pretty good, they had a load of warehouse workers emptying loads into cold storage, so getting them well fed probably was a bonus because thats a calorie using job. Unsuprisingly the canteen was well used.

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Re: And the problem is?

The valuie of a company absorbing small things like this is in staff goodwill, it can often cover itself with happier staff being more productive or giving you a bit of leeway when you need someone to help out and stay a extra few minutes.

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'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

I upvoted you as well and I wrote that...doh.

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

You see I think you may be talking about the difference between descriptivist and prescriptivist grammaticists, one lot say you can play fast and loose with the rules because its about flow and context and the others say you stick rigidly to the rules no matter what.

None of them say forget how to spell words though, thats just silly.

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Flushed with success: No bog standard Canadian goldfish these

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Re: And how many people realise goldfish can easily live to 20+ years if looked after?

You must have a mellow fish in the 50 gallon. I found them to be a right pain in 3ft odd tanks, just for harrassing the fish. It will be interesting seeing two in a big tank always though about that as well but never had a tank above 100 Gal and nano tanks is they way I am going at the moment, and a small tank for Choclate Gourami, which is no way having a red tail shark in it for obv reasons. :)

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Re: And how many people realise goldfish can easily live to 20+ years if looked after?

I take it you have a decent sized tank, red tail sharks nice fish complete buggers in any tank under about 4ft though I've found.

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Re: The problem is...

Good advice, works on most fish, always chuck in a few now and again for my tanks.

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What is this river nonsense? Give .amazon to Bezos, says US Congress

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Re: Technically correct. The best kind of correct.

I thought there was a company called US Congress and it was highly profitable for its members, you telling me they're actually government?

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Mum fails to nuke killer spider nest from orbit

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Re: She could always have taken the offending banana and throne it in the freezer....

Stories from dockers working at Tilbury unloading banana boats would say probably not. They used to tell me how they would all line up near the doors and open them to a warehouse full of bananas with an army of large spiders running for freedom, which they would all then proceed to hit with bits of wood.

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Ecobee3: If you're crazy enough to want a smart thermostat – but not too crazy – this is for you

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Re: Little boxes made of ticky tacky

Well its a rather old mill workers house, and its considerably less drafty now so that may be it. But living with single panes near the peak district, I swear it felt like you could almost feel the heat seep through the window panes as well.

As for noise the dawn chorus is currently defeating my double glazing, its amazing how much volume something as small as a wren can produce.

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Re: Little boxes made of ticky tacky

Having lived in one of those houses myself, the best thing you can do to save money is get decent insulation. The difference in the past year from having single paned windows to good double glazed K glass ones, in a stone house is noticeable each month, especially winter.

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Pint-sized PCIe powerhouse: Intel NUC5i5RYK

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Re: Noise?

Thanks for the replies, that's a shame. I happen to have enough bits lying around for a PC, barring a board after I killed it (Used it as an excuse to buy a whole new pc) and a case, decent components as well albeit dated. But it irks me they are sitting doing nowt when they could be put to some use.

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Re: Noise?

So for the system builders I have laying around, a old 775 core 2 dou, and some RAM, can that be run easily enough on a fanless solid state pc? (thinking of a quiet media centre type PC for the bedroom). Also if it needs a PSU would you need a smaller one than a standard PC PSU?

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RBS sticks it to customers once again as IT woes continue

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Re: 'switch' requests raised between banks aren't being processed and can't be cancelled

Then charge RBS an admin fee, tis only fair.

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

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Re: Usual Apple greed @MArk85

Big companies usually lessen their loss leader by making smaller suppliers suffer.

A reduced rate, or by changing the payment terms (from say 30 days to 120 days), things like that they have the purchasing power to force that on the suppliers but a change in cash flow can ruin a business.

I have seen it working with manufacturers who supply the big chains.

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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They have attached a proper curry house to one of our locals, a stroke of genuis.

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Re: Au contraire. mon brave, have an upvote...

Easy drunk Asian type soup.

Mince pork roll into balls.

Bring water to the boil with the pork balls, add some leeks, add a pork stock cube. Simmer a couple of minutes.

Chuck in glass thread noddles, and small cubes of soft (silken) tofu.

Season with fish sauce.

Add some shitake mushrooms if you are feeling posh.

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Re: Cheese and tomato sandwich

I would predict a sudden spate of people with small blisters near the lower lip and chin area.

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FBI says in secret that secret spy Cessnas aren't secret

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Re: Works 4 me @ Ac

And that's how you boil the frog.

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NatWest IT cock-up sees 600,000 transactions go 'missing'

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Re: Self-inflicted @boltar

But Boltar you sound like one of the commentards frm the mail, who make up a back story for someone you know nothing about to justify your own predjudice

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Re: Self-inflicted @AC

I upvoted you I have to agree, tax credits are definite income.

I think we have problems such as benefits traps, institutionalization of people on the dole things like that. Problem with a lot of these things is (and not sure how you easily solve this) that a broad stroke rule is applied because of general administration yet people and families, and even locations tend to be individual.

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Re: emergency mode

It's also very easy if you are one of the low paid in this country to end up living pretty much hand to mouth, or running on a zero break even point. Cash for contingencies can be a rare thing.

People end up learning weird habits from being poor because of it, the Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness” is an example of one of these things.

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US Air Force drone pilots in mass burn out, robo-flights canceled

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Wonder what you're judgement is like on flying hr 11, it can't be good.

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'It’s irrelevant whether Elon Musk is a dick or not. At least he’s trying to make things'

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HTC reflects on Champions League iPhone cock-up

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Re: Still in business .....

Quality of camera has never been a consideration. I have had to use the camera on a Galaxy S2 (considered a good camera at the time) on holiday when my beloved Canon S50 (pretty ancient by then) died, and it's shit there's no way it came even close to being as good.

Let alone the fact I spent to much time worrying about it being broken on the average day, whereas the S50 looked like it had been used for target practice.

For me the camera on a smartphone is for a quick snap when out in a pub or something, so not crap is good enough quality.

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Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

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Re: Why Paris

True, but Winnie from the wonder years has turned out to be a rather lovely looking lady and has the maths cred as well.

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Did you almost prang a 737 jet with a drone over Dallas? The FAA would like a word

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Re: Could a drone hurt a 737?

I seem to remember the blades on the turbine can be more delicate than you would think with certain stresses like hard impacts.

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Festival tech: Charge your mobe while you queue for a pee

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Re: This is all wrong

Yep going equipped and ready should just mean you brought weed, skins, some beer money and enough clean pants.

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Freeparking web hosting services go TITSUP after migration

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Re: Three weeks without being able to send mail

Heart impressed me when I used them, a ticket seems its dealt with by people who actually know what they are doing, they've even pointed out a potential issue.

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Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

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"a child with mobility difficulties"

I need to buy a Porsche to drive him to school.

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Sacré bleu! Parking machine labels French mayor ‘thieving bastard'

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Similar thing

Was done to a large high street chain jeweller (ratners type) a good while back now, by the support desk they didn't change it to something that offensive but they did hide some comment amongst the text on the reciept. Can't remember what it was years back and not the helldesk I was on, they left it like that for a couple of days though.

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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Build a Farady cage, put the phones in there, and tell the students they can have them back once they can explain the physics.

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

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Re: Land of the free

I think there comes a point where you are going to have to stop calling the US, "Land of the Free", I mean I know its not fully suppressive regime etc, but that slogan is getting to the point its sounds like a marketing tourist advert rather than truth.

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Spoiling staff with toys could turn against your business

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Re: What are we trying to prevent?

I know, Sales info, pen, paper job done.

I think some bosses genuinely think because they say its a paperless offce it actually is one. I worked in a place were they refused to buy post it notes because of this, everyone just bought their own.

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Re: What are we trying to prevent?

Sales staff with customer contacts/ sales info seems to be a big worry in some places I have worked.

One job I started at after working for a business rival a few years earlier I was asked by the CEO if I had access to their sales/ accounts database, or if i could hack into it.

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Fish boffins: Big-brain babes are brilliant, but benefit for boys is bijou

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Re: Smalled brained females? - Was this the Kardashian sub-species?

and if you think about it, that exploitation is successful because of males thinking with something other than the brain.

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