* Posts by Triggerfish

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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Have to say watched the death scene in Wrath of Khan, felt a bit watery round the eyes.

He'll always live long while there us scientist & engineers inspired by these characters out there.

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El Reg regains atomic keyring capability

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Well for some reason W Yorks its £5.

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Re: Tried to buy one

Yep that's a bloody awful payment interface.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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I get the feeling he regards it as such a pittance it doesn't count as money, which most of them seem to.

Lovely coming from MPs who say £55 a week is perfectly easy to live on.

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Re: The depressive thing about Rifkind

Actually its 67K plus 14K for being on the defence and intel committee, Plus an additional 270K from other companies like Unilever.

I can only assume the 67K job is part time to give him the time to gouge out the rest.

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Yes its because there is enough of them doing it that if one falls they all fall, none of them want to risk that happening. If one of them does get done (and by that I mean not falling on sword two days before retiring and becoming a board member of various companies), then it would be a bloodletting akin to the Borgias and Plantagenets getting together.

Note if you watch the video by the way Mr Rifkind (he doesn't deserve the Sir), says he actually earns no money. If that's the case whats happening to the taxes I paid in for his wages (81K he gets a bonus for being on def and intel commitee (14K) ) and expenses. Bastard.

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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

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Re: Lock Apple and MS in a room......

Anyone developing things like this, interfaces etc, should be made to sit next to the people who have to use it for a month or so and explain their changes.

"See that annoyed person using win 8 there, good I've just told them you ok'd the new interface. I'm going to lock the door now, try and ignore the baseball bat they have."

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Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Re: Car stereo @tomban

ha you beat me to it, I was just about to ask if he would like some toast.

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

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Re: Tommy Flowers

Totally agree, especially considering when his idea was disregarded he funded it himself and then couldn't get a patent or loan to make another one, after the war because he couldn't reveal he had already built one.

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

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Re: Also

American science shows, if they did one showing Jenny McCarthy doing a program on vaccination and medical biology, it wouldn't be a surprise.

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Re: I've just watched...

Oddly enough that was pretty much their response, its apparently one of the most complained about programs ever, I'm not a UKIP support but even I watching it wondered if the scenarios the author imagined was more, what happens if the fascist party take over. They just stopped short for saying UKIP will be introducing the stazi.

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Yes but in a way they are kept in line by the beeb,Imagine if there was nothing like it. How long before American style scheduling and ad breaks came in to TV.

Even so I( have to say its rare I watch a science program now, they are rarely done well or teach me anything. Once David Attenborough is gone that may be the end of watchable documentaries.

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Anonymous loose cannon admits DDoSing social services and housing websites

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Re: Emote-words Bingo

How terrible when someone attacks sites that actually are useful for vulnerable people, that the first poster has to try and make some political issue out of it.

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Internet of Thieves: All that shiny home security gear is crap, warns HP

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Re: Hurr!!

I have to say I suspect its a mix of both. People who don't get security, mixed by people who get the value of selling data.

I start to wonder if the white goods are not being sold on a console type model (cheap consoles loss leaders, make money on the games). Except the cheap console is your smart device and the revenue is really generated by selling your information.

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Capita lands spot on mega £5bn NHS commissioning deal

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Re: "The scale of the opportunity is huge," he said.

Yes it would be more honest would be if their PR flack came out and went.

"Fuck me the trough is massive, oink".

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Re: Instead of going through the pretence...

They miss out on the perks such as budget overruns, scope creep etc.

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Re: oh dear god

Indeed they may as well have changed the headline to Gov decides to piss £5bn up the wall.

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Calling a friend? Listen to an advert. You lucky, lucky thing

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Re: I'm Impressed

They don't do much to dispel the cliche of them likely all sitting around doing coke and talking bollocks.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: Oversold it, major fail!

Breville sandwich makers, teaching everyone the thermal capacity of cheese since the 70s.

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Re: Aren't we paid?

Sometimes its not about it being the best ingredients, sometimes its about comfort, a lot of comfort food is not particularly posh its often things like a chip butty with some cheap white bread it more about a feeling than anything. As a Londoner in Yorkshire I will extols the virtues of pie and mash but at the same time I know most non Londoners would think it was crap low quality food, likewise I don't get pie and chips with mushy peas and pea wet .

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Re: Post pub nosh

That reminds me a bit of living in abroad we had to burn some of the household rubbish to get rid of it, it was always good to pop some potatoes in the ashes and go out for a beer, nothing better than a hot baked potato waiting for you,

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Avast there: MEELLIONS of Androiders scuttled by 'adware' game app

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Re: Malware Solution

Does it cause you to act like a smug twat, or is that more natural?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Sizzling sag aloo

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Re: Looks tasty

The timing of what you add definitely makes a difference to a Massaman curry.

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Re: Carnitas

Its a good dish, one of those you can try adding stuff to for the seasoning and tweak it to how you like it, fennel and coriander seeds aren't bad additions.

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Re: "Chinese chefs are famous for making do with whatever ingredients are available "

From eating a fair bit of fried rice in SEA, small bits of diced ham/pork, and an egg on top is pretty classic over there as well. I'd say the egg on top is pretty common everywhere in that part of the world as it would have been cheap protein.

A lot of food gets influences from elsewhere. Southern Thai cuisine has a lot more coconut milk (introduced from India) than Northern, Chillies (Portuguese via India). Vietnamese food there's loads of French influences, likewise Laos you can get amazing bread in both countries.

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Carnitas

Since you are doing a couple of prepared post pub neckfillers.

Can I suggest the porky goodness of Carnitas.

Takes a good few hours precooking (although you don't have to do much prep). But freezes well, should stay OK in the Fridge for a few days as well because its quite fatty.

Sorry no real measurements I sort of chuck stuff in, still finding the best balance.

Couple of pounds of pork shoulder.

2 oranges.

1 largish onion

Chillies (up to you how many - but two or three is only very mild)

Couple teaspoons of oregano

Bay leaves.

Half a bulb of garlic

3 or 4 teaspoons of cumin seeds (halve it if ground)

Good splash of cider/ wine vinegar.

3-4 teaspoons sea salt

Decent sized casserole pot

Oil.

Method

1. Remove skin from pork (make pork scratchings).*

2. Chop the pork into about 2 inch cubes put it in the casserole port, salt it and leave it for half hour or so.

3. At this point its just big chunks of stuff to go in the pot with the pork. Don't worry about chopping it its going to be removed.

Quarter the onion chuck it in,

Put the garlic in I never really bother chopping it, I usually just cut the woody end off.

Quarter the oranges squeeze the juice in, chuck the remainder of the oranges in skin and all.

Chillies, bay leaves , vinegar, cumin etc all in.

4. Push it all down tight into the casserole dish, cover it with half a cup or so of oil so that it doesnt dry out, then cover the pot.

5. Put it in a preheated oven - about 230, after a hour drop the temp to about 210 and let it cook for another couple of hours. You want it high, if its lower (min 180) it will take a good few hours longer for the meat to properly break down

6. Once its cooked (the pork should shred) drain the liquid off and remove the bits of onion, oranges etc.

7. You want the fat to separate out from the liquid and there will be a lot of fat so remove it (you can freeze it and save it for the next one to use instead of oil).

8. Shred the pork toast it to crisp it up a bit, pour the liquid now the fats removed back into the meat and stir it in.

I usually freeze it, and then just heat it in the microwave goes well in a pita with some salad, a chilli sauce like Sricha works well as a condiment.

*Although I am wondering what it would be like adding to the dish on the top as its basically a comfit being cooked here.

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Re: Looks tasty

I have a recipe for a madras paste somewhere and you fry the spices in oil rather than dry fry them.

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DARPA: We KNOW WHO YOU ARE... by the WAY you MOVE your MOUSE

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Fist

I guess this is something similar to a morse code operators fist.

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: I don't see what the problem is

"We kept adjusting his altitude."

"Really want did you do?"

"Well we carried him up to the upper floors and dropped him out of it a few times"

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Re: has anyone read his side

Cliff recommended popehat in an earlier post, worth a look at, it also links to a few other law blogs and such about the case.

Interesting read.

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Re: I'm not sure I feel that sorry for the "victims" here

Actually looks like not all did send their pictures to him, he also ran submissions from others, and even a bounty scheme where you could name someone and a reward would be given to anyone posting their naked pic. Add to that then posting contact details and its fair to say the man is a twat of the highest order.

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Re: "This behavior is not only illegal but reprehensible,"

Wouldn't it be nice to organise something say such as everyone worldwide changes their facebook profile picture for a week, with a pic of him and the title "This man has/is a small penis".

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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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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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