* Posts by Alien Doctor 1.1

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UK cops spot webcam 'sextortion' plots: How vics can hit stop

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I have no social media accounts, use disposable email for competitions and shopping, specific mail addys for fora and any email in my non-ISP based account is either from friends and family or ignored and promptly deleted without opening.

That may be OTT or a long-winded way of doing things but my kit has remained free of nasties for a decade and a half.

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: Tell you what then,

You're allergic to peanuts? Don't worry there's only a trace amount...oh shit, call the coroner

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User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Re: Can you hold down the power button

I once worked in the actuarial support dept. of a pensions/investment company in Bristol. Employed to provide detailed resonses to clients about their investments and to code stand-alone fortran progs to model new products I eventually became the departments own IT support - first line support, netware server management, daily DAT back-ups etc (the company had a major IT dept. using a mix of Burroughs, Sperry and Unisys mainframes with pc's on user desks)

The incompetence of degree and doctorate actuaries and accountants when it came to IT was incredible; I had to demonstrate how to use a mouse to one guy and finally moved into full-time support functionality when I spent 90% of my time helping my poor dumb colleagues and 10% trying to show clients why their investments were/were not performing as sold.

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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Re: How can any decent voter

Well said, sir.

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Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'

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Re: Governmental emails had already been provided

No offence intended to any people of faith; great offence intended to those who claim to be Christian with no idea of what it should mean (footballers crossing themselves and pointing skywards, politicians trying to get votes from the religious, americans that seem to think Christianity is based in old testament revenge teaching rather than, hmmm, what Christ said...)

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Re: Governmental emails had already been provided

Bob, you just lost all credibility citing hannity as a source of anything truthful, he makes the bible look believable.

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'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million

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+1 for the Jean-Paul Belmondo reference (i still love watching the french language version of "That Man From Rio", great spoof spy/thriller.)

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With a name like that...

Surely it's Cardouche not Cartouche?

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Judge nailed for trying to bribe Fed with fizzy water (aka Bud Light)

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At a beer festival...

in Bristol a couple of decades ago we used our free bud vouchers to try and cleanse the palette between real beers - god, what a mistake, I've never been so ill in my life.

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Brace yourself, Samsung: Activist investor Elliot's in an arm-twisting mood

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Forgive my ignorance...

of things financial, but how much clout can an investor have when they hold 0.62% of stock, that's like saying the british national party could argue for the number 10 job because they have half a dozen members?

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Do the yanks get irony?

Probably not, they've never involved themselves in the affairs of any other country have they?

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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If any bugger...

tried using an emp outside my house and fried my kit I would be slightly annoyed and then talking to my solicitor.

I could see an emp pulse in "the city" would cause chaos.

I know they aren't talking about neutron bombs are such like, but I fear the implications.

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Pluto's emitting X-rays, and NASA doesn't quite know how

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Star Surgeon

It's obviously the location of Dr Conways new hospital - so many broken bones to scan, especially after his tryst with Nurse Murchison.

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Re: Don't forget...

Yep, agreed; what irks me the most is the smile on their faces when they flounce off to shit in the nearest or dearest shoe (Fat Freddie I blame you.)

And I am in Bristol, just about.

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Don't forget...

the Carpathian Lynx that roamed the Devon countryside for three weeks after escaping Dartmoor zoo; I guess like my cats (6) he hated most cat-food brands and preferred fresh meat.

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For the 113th time...

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For the 113th time...

that you may have seen this question:

My baby passed into the great metal recycler in the sky recently (WinXP). The only one i could afford to replace it is a laptop from Asus with win10.

Can anyone suggest a comprehensive site that will teach me how to protect myself from ms snooping in win10 and get my old games working under this replacement for vista.

Many thanks if this is published, I cannot think of a better publication on which i could beg for help from my peers.

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TalkTalk offers customer £30.20 'final settlement' after crims nick £3,500

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Re: If we're lowering ourselves to personal insults

Looks to me like the bastard offspring of Gordon Ramsey and Boris Johnson.

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Re: I'd eat some

If it's better than Quorn 'bacon' - either the frozen or chilled - then I will be first in the queue to try it.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Masala omelette

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Not the hottest...

and please forgive the daily fail link - i tried to find points west report instead:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2848946/Gardener-grows-UK-s-hottest-chillies-SHOUTING-plants.html

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Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people

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And...

the matrix is born

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Looks more like...

Brandy Ledford from Andromeda in the article picture to me.

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

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I've just...

popped my response into a postbox: please keep the thread open for a while.

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Twitter turns 8: Five tech kingpins whose first tweets are UNBELIEVABLE

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Devil

Where's the hope for us?

If poppy posts:

"Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis."

then I guess the rest of us are completely farked: surely he is the only one that has the direct line to God (via Prism ofc)

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Winklevoss Twins' Bitcoin index provokes angry wails from rival

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Joke

There's one hope I have...

that the Wanklevosses sink in everything they do.

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Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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Yawhat?

You don't think Apple already have an highly paid team of shysters on retainers already?

There is no "in fairness to xxx" (whichever multi-billion company is in question at the time) - they subvert and pervert taxation laws, they overcharge, they (Apple) do not (unless forced to) comply with consumer protection legislation in whichever markets they operate, they are just not nice and too big.

I would love to see some of these companies broken up into totally independent businesses for their various "products".

Sorry, this was written after lunch (hic) - it probably makes no sense to anyone other than my shrink.

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To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

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Oh well...

if they view my guilds' comments in Neverwinter then I guess there will be 550+ arrests on the books.

We're a small (only 550+ members, not all active) guild but love taking the piss out of each other; the enessay can read into it what they will, but we're only playing a fucking game - although I'm sure some comments about taking down the big bastards with my new missiles (most of us are running with the new hunter/ranger archery class) could provoke them into a first strike against Lord Neverember. Fucking Orcs - or should that be Norcs or Narcs?).

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Apple tackles iPhone lock-up cockup with iOS 7.0.2

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It shouldn't be too bad...

Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie et al are long dead; any current form of the Golden Dawn are likely to be American imposters trying to run it like the money-making scheme called the Rosicrucians.

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Comcast court docs show Prenda copyright trolls seeded smut then sued

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Re: shredders?

Probably the DVD covers with the warning them that sharing may cause an itchy infection.

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Robot cop called in after MAD BONGER blown up in LIQUID MARIJUANA EXPLOSION

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Re: Fat Freddy always gets burned!

@ someone talking about Fat Freddie - it was always the cat that got burned - one of the best cartoons was Fat Freddies cat falling several stories whilst saying "it's okay we always land on our feet" then the next panel shows the cat with concertined legs as he landed - classic - i laughed so much i dropped the bong, shoved my head in the bucket bong and swallowed all my stash in one go.

At least i could cope with it all those years ago - 30 years on and even passing a resinous pine tree gets me stoned.

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Pacemaker hack legend Barnaby Jack dies just before Black Hat revelations

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I wouldn't be surprised...

if the "health" industry had him bumped off.

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Optical archival system - where to buy from?

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I've got several 1994-era Zip drives if you want them ;)

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Ex-Microsoft man plans brand of consumer marijuana 'fine cigars'

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It's got to be..

Microshit

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China rumored to rule impending Top500 supers list with 50-plus petaflopper

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Nice...

will I be able to get a couple at PCWorld or Argos?

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The Tomorrow People jaunt back to the airwaves

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Re: That awesome Tomorrow People theme

Don't forget "Sky" - another great HTV-produced kids series.

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Alleged CIA spook cuffed by Russians: US Gmail 'spycraft' revealed

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I couldn't help but...

I couldn't help but think of Carry On Spying ;)

"I am Doctor Crow. You are surprised? "

"Yes, I am! I expected you to be a man... or a woman. "

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

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Re: That Ass. Principal

Isn't that Meatloafs' passport photo?

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Google's Euro antitrust offer: Fine! We'll link to our search rivals

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Re: Will they also force...

an interesting analogy, but surely a manufacturer should be able to market their products in any way they see fit (as long as my ad-blockers can zap the buggers)?

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Pint

Re: Will they also force...

I fully agree old chap - and in addition to Pepsi they could also add bottles of Hobgoblin.

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Will they also force...

my local car showrooms into displaying and selling models from other manufacturers, I find it so hard to buy a VW when I'm in the Ford showroom in Bristol?

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Google Drive goes titsup for MILLIONS of users

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Re: I wonder

powered by windows?

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Re: Can anyone remember...

Thanks <spez> that was it. Have a beer old chap.

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Can anyone remember...

the title of a MotoGp or World Superbike-styled racer? I used to waste my lunchtimes from Unisys at the Crown in St. Nicks market Bristol, supping on a Newky Brown and shovelling coins into the game.

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Unisys re-ups $650m deal to look after US taxman's big iron

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Unhappy

I can't forgive them...

they made me redundant in the early 90's from the Bristol office when I turned down a move to Milton Keynes - the office wsn't closing then, I think it may have been constructive dismissal - but at the time I was so naive concerning the machinations of the IT industry.

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Still-living, unincarcerated Ted Nugent invited to Barack Obama gig

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FAIL

Re: elfreeman

So all gun-owners in the states are members of militias?

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AARGH! We're ALL DOOMED, bellows UN - right on schedule

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An anagram of Lewis Page...

Sewage Lip

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Ten... PC games you may have missed

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Re: A few additional suggestions

Yep - a decent implementation of Traveller would be great.

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XBMC coders acquire TVonics brand

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Re: And next week...

Pulse-eight - sorry, I should have added the "joke alert" icon.

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Re: And next week...

So sorry DJGM, did you damage your funny bone over the weekend?

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And next week...

Tivo will find someway of suing the hell out of them.

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