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Air steward resigns via emergency chute

Ricky H
Grenade

Pilots get paid jack-all

Fight attendants get paid peanuts. Because all of the money has been sucked up further up the corporate chain, these people can barely scrape a living so it should come as no surprise that temperatures rise and tempers flair.

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UK supermarket starts contactless payments

Ricky H
Linux

use cash

Yes keep using cash at every opportunity because a World / Nation with only access to plastic Credit / Debit 1) distorts markets 2) loss of historic significance 3) all too prophetic.

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Ricky H
Grenade

mcd

Yes there is a floor limit for Credit Card transactions under X GBP, the card will be authorized (with PIN stored ON-CARD) even if there is no internet connectivity to the till! Debit Cards are different and need to perform a balance query before auth. Would never recommend you eat their filth, however :)

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Street View spooked by 10 Rillington Place?

Ricky H
Stop

parking enforcement officer...

...further up the road where google teleports you to is Mr Jobsworth writing a ticket for what looks like a .gov.uk Ford Transit van.

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BT hikes call charges

Ricky H
Happy

10% rise is actually a fair whack!

Turns out businesses can do this without too much recourse because once your fixed costs are accounted for this call charge hike comes out of your 'disposable' income. The 20 and 30 somethings today only need Broadband and a mobile phone.

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Mother faked ID to 'disappear' child from school waiting list

Ricky H
Happy

As social engineering goes

...it's simple but effective. I've got to laugh at the lengths some parents will go to give their genetic offspring the 'best' start in life. Signing them away at birth was a good start :)

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Budget to cost over a million jobs: Official

Ricky H
Happy

interesting viewpoint

Even without a union office drones could club together and start throwing some bureaucracy back in managements face. Thing is most of the office drones i've attended the office with over the last 6 years are spineless brown-nosing so-and-so's who tow the official line even if it does not represent their best interests. Office workers are so down trodden and emotionally beaten into submission that Stockholm syndrome pervades.

the UK is in for a stretch of deflation, then inflation.

that's it i'm done.

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Want Olympic tickets? Better get a VisaCard then

Ricky H
FAIL

cashless society

you fools! you sleepwalked into it!

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Bring your own PC

Ricky H
Alert

unlikely to work

...with all the distractions installed on their home PCs. Dual booting would be the only way to keep 1 OS clean for work use, while the other could be used for BonziBuddy and SnakeOil&Co.

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Pirate Party UK launches manifesto

Ricky H
Thumb Up

good !

gets the good old thumbs up from me !

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Swiss prostitutes armed with defibrillators

Ricky H
Go

@TooMuchCoffee

too right. this joins the top 5 ways to go :)

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Google buys medium-sized mammal with social disease

Ricky H
WTF?

hmmz

been using this service on and off since it started. it's great if your internet is blocked at work so you can get somebody to google for you! otherwise you could just google the question yourself. I guess when everybody has joined it, answers will be really specific and stuff. till then they paid way too much for a service that works with MSN.

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ntl:Telewest forgets who its customers are

Ricky H
Go

proof that legacy customers get left behind

this further confirms my belief that legacy customers get left behind. you would be far better asking to be upgraded or side graded to whatever the current owner is offering. not only could you negotiate a really awesome deal for being a long standing customer, but you won't suddenly get dropped when your account gets forgotten about.

in the past ISPs bought and sold each other all the time causing all sorts of confusion that customer service would have to sort out.

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Integrated tube tickets not on the Olympic menu

Ricky H
FAIL

right that is the last i'm reading about the Olympics

the whole thing will be an embarrassment and shambles.

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Google seeks to become energy trader

Ricky H
FAIL

it's a trap

carbon pfff

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Top Gear tops iPlayer hit list

Ricky H
Stop

please Top Gear...

drum up support for lower fuel prices and/or REAL alternatives to the internal combustion engine. they have the market share and tons of people listen to Clarkson.

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Unused phone lines to be taxed for rural broadband

Ricky H
Flame

gah

Not the bill payer so it doesn't bother me. If I was then i'd find away around paying because my internet works fine as it is without subsidising somebody elses.

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Liverpool declares itself an ID-free zone

Ricky H
Thumb Up

GOOD

excellent. nice one Liverpuuell!!! now if only other councils could see the mission-creep and bigger picture.

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Samsung UE40B7000 40in LCD TV

Ricky H
Heart

ok how about some real movies being tested?

head over to AV forums for a full run down of the movies worth showing off

www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1168342

test in a dark room?

test using devices that show how accurate the colours are?

backlight uniformity?

come on really start to plug these LED screens so we can get the prices down!!

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Hard drives cop flak from .50 cal incendiary round

Ricky H
FAIL

ROHS FAIL

ever heard of it?

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Weather balloons no longer a crazy idea for rural coverage

Ricky H
FAIL

this is sooo balloon boy

something that turns out less awesome than originally hyped !

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 DirectX 11 GPUs

Ricky H
Heart

good review

no clear card for "gamers on a modest budgets?" that'll be the recession and, correct, not wishing to give Nv a leg to stand on. in this downturn they need clear pricing and clear products. the low and medium products have to be significantly inferior feature wise to make the premium stand out.

all they gotta do is sort their drivers out now! something ATI were berated for yonks ago! AMD do not want this label of "bad drivers"!!!

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PNY Attaché Original

Ricky H
FAIL

plastic? pluh-lease

that looks as flimsy as the cheapest memory stick going. not even tough plastic the likes of kingston use. for a 1Gb flash memory stick one could understand, but 32Gb? that's supposed to be special. put metal case on it next time.

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Lloyds TSB's online banking system shows no love for Firefox

Ricky H
FAIL

another red fail icon from me

FAIL

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MoD pays quadruple in money + blood for Afghan helicopters

Ricky H
FAIL

fail

just plain fail. i'm just venting on some internet comment page. I understand this will change nothing.

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Nation's moral guardians snap over 'shag bands'

Ricky H
Paris Hilton

back in the 90's

I thought the idea was tacky. Yes I was a late developer but damn i'm proud of it. back then only the sluts of the class who[r]e them and I doubt much the same has changed. this recent round was just to sell papers, and yet here I am reading about it online first.

paris because i'm sure she snapped a few.

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Seagate sweeps in self-encryption

Ricky H
Coat

@Robin Bradshaw

A "bit" like the seagate drives in the xbox 1? funny man! :D

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Intel to launch Core i5 on 6 September

Ricky H
Grenade

i5 yeah!!!!

if the core i5 had HT then there would be little to distinguish it with the i7 performance wise. my guess is dual vs tri-channel memory will only be 5-10% difference.

i5 CPU £120

mobo £100

DDR3 4GB 1333 £50

AMD 40nm GFX DX11 £100-£150?

===

£370-£420

SOLD !!!!

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Orange UK exiles Firefox from call centres

Ricky H
FAIL

on learning about this i'd like to say

big fat fail SMORANGE! I will never buy, endorse, or have anything to do with your products or services EVER again. I will recommend to all my friends to AVOID your products too.

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Olympics loses tech provider

Ricky H
Coat

@Steve Evans

*also planning on not being in the country when the Olympics is on*

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Ricky H
FAIL

Olympic FAIL

Olympic = describe something BIG.

WHY do I have this nagging feeling that the UK Olympics will be the biggest flop since a fat man dived head first into the swimming pool? Everything that i've seen so far from the pink undecipherable logo to London ancient transport system to the ever ballooning budget to workmen drilling through BT's underground back haul cable means tax payers will be footing the bill for another decade minimum.

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SuperTalent adds Ram to SSD to boost write speeds

Ricky H
Linux

blah

my first thoughts were "what if the power goes mid DRAM write cycle?" the answer is loss of data. not good kids. reliable SSDs with all the benefits and none of the cons are still 12-18 months away but by all means continue to buy this tripe - it will make it cheaper for the rest of us!

tux because i like penguins.

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Obama disconnects 'obsolete' cell phone tax

Ricky H
Alert

OT but related

"All you have to do is in court was the demand a 1040 form with a valid OMB number on it. The IRS Individual Form 1040 has not and cannot comply with the requirements of the PRA because no existing statute authorizes the IRS to impose or collect the federal income tax from individuals. That lack of bona fide authority makes it impossible for IRS to avoid violating the PRA."

simply put the IRS has no statue on which to tax the American people. however bad shit happens to you and your loved ones if you go down this path so it's probably best to continue to pay.

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Intel Core i7 975 Extreme

Ricky H
Flame

bar graphs

the scaling is completely wrong given how close the chips benchmark.

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McKinnon launches second extradition challenge

Ricky H
Happy

petition signed, so should you

the one-sided extradition policy needs a million candle power lamp shone on it because it's completely unfair. before any decision is made the playing field should be level.

smile, because i'm still confident he will be acquitted of all accusations.

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Toshiba Qosmio X300

Ricky H
Flame

good

hah, I looked at 13W and thought it ment 13 Watts ! more like 130 W when running a game !

@ refresh rate eddie. LCDs do not have a refresh rate, they have a response time in milliseconds. Newer LCD panels can run at 120 HERTZ and this gives way to "3D" display tech that has been promised for so long.

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Western Digital slips todger to horrified Brit

Ricky H
Boffin

your mum...

turns my floppy into a hard drive

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Police wrong to spy on peace campaigner

Ricky H
Heart

fitwatch

http://www.fitwatch.blogspot.com

have a look :)

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E-cars are a dangerous myth, says top boffin

Ricky H
Go

blah

we've put up with fuel taxation for too long

that is all I have to say on this issue

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Gov 'smart meter' plans: Sky box in charge of your house

Ricky H
Go

smartmetering@decc.gsi.gov.uk

no bounce just yet....

keep this up people, i've mentioned the important things here in that email.

switch between suppliers easily

ability to buy energy units ahead of time

ext bunch of units at spot-plus-lowest-offered-margin

the smart meters should be made in the UK

cheers

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Tesla to open London showroom

Ricky H
Go

wow a reason to go into London!

not a huge fan of London at the best of times but this might just do it :D

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Wacky Jacqui spanked by husband

Ricky H
Coat

ha ha ha ha haaa

I lolled IRL. then punched a newspaper bearing her fugly mug. try harder at destroying our civil liberties next time, if you get one Wacki Jacqui.

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The good book: How to bet better online

Ricky H
Boffin

spoons

great advice and I always thought it was possible to get better odds somehow:

using logic instead of emotion

"yer 'WE' are gunna win the game this weekend, aren't we LADS"

bookies are a working class relic :)

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Gates retakes rich list top spot as Zuckerberg slides off chart

Ricky H
Happy

good

I'm glad that pretentious git Suckerberg slid off.

Who's the CEO now b!tch?

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Intel refutes SSD slowdown accusation

Ricky H
Gates Halo

didn't some review find out recently...

that SSD's using more than 80% of their capacity start to slow down? the solution: format the drive to 75% capacity and leave 25% unformatted!

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Samsung LE40A786 'smart LED' 40in LCD TV

Ricky H
Thumb Up

brightside tech finally licenced

I went to see the dudes from Brightside in London EXACTLY 3 years 1 day ago, i'll never forget that day because the screen technology was THAT good. Finally we have something that most can afford. Brightside sold the tech to Dolby Labs, so this Samsung should be licenced to Dolby - otherwise there will be patent disputes and lawsuits!

Plasma, get with the times Grandpa! 50" is TOO big for most, 40" is just right.

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Goat hangs self in Canadian zoo

Ricky H
Go

stingray! stingray! buh ber buh buh ber!

I have that theme tune in my head now,

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BBC: Top Gear Tesla didn't run out of juice

Ricky H
Go

GO!

There had to be "something" wrong with the Tesla, they just couldn't give it 10/10 because in their humble opinion a hydrogen fuel cell is the future. Alternative power trains for transport need good press coverage if they are ever to be taken seriously.

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Brits not turned on by mobile internet

Ricky H
Linux

cost & freetards

Until it's free, freetards like myself will begrudge paying for web access on mobiles, especially at UK rates. Few more years yet of milking Jo public left before the networks give in and offer it as inclusive part of the contract.

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Essex copper deluged after forwarding web hoax email

Ricky H
Go

I LOLLED

Forwarding on these emails either means you have led a very sheltered existence online or you're a newb to the web. I thought checking Snopes was routine before forwarding on these types of emails?

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