* Posts by koncordski

31 posts • joined 26 Jul 2010

US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

koncordski
FAIL

Ok i'll bite.

The guy is obviously not quite the full shilling, in effect he's talking about a tax on breathing, which is dumb however you dress it up. And for the various commentards that claim they are 'held up' by cyclists, oh please. If you're driving in town then you're average speed is lower than the fleshy human on the bicycle, he'll beat you from one side of the city to the other, you're occupying a disproportionately large piece of road space to move your arse around, he's not. If you're on a country road, the 10 or 15 seconds you have to 'wait' behind the flashy human on the bicycle adds how much time to your total journey? In a nutshell, if you're going slowly in your car, you're not IN traffic. You ARE traffic.

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Apple orders millions of iPhone 5s for September release

koncordski

Er?

Apple make new handsets, people buy them.

HTC make new handsets, people buy them.

Samsung make new handsets people buy them.

I'm happy to pay for decent build quality personally. My HP elitebook 2530p creaks and squeaks when you pick it up, my MB Pro doesn't.

My Work blackberry keeps shedding bits of plastic and has awful battery life, my iphone doesn't.

Buy what you like.

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Porridge for Ofcom IT boss in £500k software fraud

koncordski
FAIL

hardly surprising...

When the safe is open, even an honest man will steal. Don't condone what he did but not surprised that it happened if the processes are that sloppy.

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Bloke drives with knees while manipulating two mobes

koncordski
Coat

But is anyone surprised?

NFN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_for_Norfolk

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Total Recall rehash – exit Martians, enter Jessica Biel

koncordski
WTF?

Ah yes, but will there be...

..a woman with three tits? Special effects have come a long way since the time of the original triple latex jubfest.

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PARIS team to tackle the ultimate post-pint snack

koncordski
Coat

@robert heffernan

...or a salad. Bless you. It's like obese people ordering a big mac meal with a diet coke.

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NASA's asteroid hunter creeps up on Vesta

koncordski
Pint

I don't care what anyone says...

..this stuff is mind blowingly cool. Lots more to come with SpaceX making launches affordable to many. To infinity and beyond.

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Cable thieves cost UK rail £15m a year

koncordski
FAIL

when will they tackle the scap yards?

Why do they keep throwing money at catching the actual thieves and not go after the scrap dealers that accept all this kit, stop them paying out in cash would be a bloody start??

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Hubble celebrates 21st with gorgeous galactic 'rose' snap

koncordski
Thumb Up

Looking at that....

Make anyone else feel rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things? Stunning.

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Free Libyana: Gadaffi networkjacker speaks!

koncordski
Pint

not really a crime given the bigger picture.

I would say restoring communications access that's free to everyone (civilian and authorities) at a time of civil war was pretty admirable. Stop being such a miserable jobsworth.

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Mummy, mummy, there's a nuclear monster!

koncordski
WTF?

@ smelly socks

Eh, what, are you even reading the same article? The article is about scaremongering and needless media fed panic. I'm not surprised there are rolling blackouts, do you think that the Japanese electricity grid has been unaffected by the MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE followed by an VERY DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI?? Remember this is what actually happened and caused massive loss of life, you would think from news reports that Japan suffered a predictable nuclear meltdown about the same time as an unseasonably high tide. The blackouts are because the reactors have been shut down and the transmission grid is also in a less than optimal state. Have a go at lewis, god knows he's got his faults (would F-18's have helped here lewis?? :P ), but make your comments relevant to the article. Prat.

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Official iSteve biography gets 2012 release

koncordski
Grenade

@ jim booth

"PPS Oh look, another Apple story <yawn>"

You read it, and commented on it. WTF?

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Online ticket company ordered to release data on ticket sellers

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Thumb Up

Second ticket agencies are the problem..

Touts are fairly grubby but they essentially served a useful function in limited numbers. It's pretty common to arrange to go to a gig/event with a group of friends and have the unreliable mate fail to show up. Offload the ticket to the tout by the door, he sells it on to another group that have had an extra person turn up. Over simplified example I'll admit but pretty much how it worked for years. These second ticketing websites all drink too much of the kool-aid, they claim to be on the side of fans by allowing easy resale of 'unwanted' tickets but they merely solve a problem they alone created. The reason gigs sell out in 5 mins these days has nothing to do with more people suddenly being interested in live music/sport and everything to do with people who have no intention of attending trying to make a quick buck. ViaGoGo, Seatwave etc.. are helping no-one but their VC backers and the sooner legislation is brought in to shut them down the better. Will you ever stop touting, no, but you can knock these guys out of the market and allow people to actually buy tickets for events they want to see.

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MythBusters: Savage and Hyneman detonate truthiness

koncordski
Pint

Savage's british accent always makes me laugh....

It's ultimately a fun and engaging show that never takes itself too seriously. The presenters all look like they are having a great laugh and if it gets kids interested in science and engineering then great. Don't bother coming on here with your chemistry degree and dislike of social interaction bitching about how it's not 'real science', it's not supposed to be. Jeez......

Plus a beer for Kari Byron, god she's geek hot!

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Tesla Motors sues BBC for defamation

koncordski
Joke

From the picture they're not very sensible...

...leaving the lights on like that outside the garage, is it tesla?

No wonder the lawsuit is in trouble.

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George Lucas 'very happy' with 3D Phantom Menace

koncordski
Grenade

@ColonelClaw

Er no, no he isn't.

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Fukushima: Situation improving all the time

koncordski
Megaphone

Yes, ok, but what about.....

....Libya? Come on Lewis, there's a crazy tent dwelling evil dictator being spannered by some quite exciting sub launched missiles. What's more half of the pounding is coming from you favourite RAF/BAE makework scheme the GR4 Tornados. That's before we get the whole USA operation 'Lockerbie Payback' angle on it. Get typing Lewis.

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Tearful NASA salutes space shuttle Discovery

koncordski
Pint

Really is a shame.

As a child of the 80's (just) the space shuttle seems to define exploration and man's desire to push the boundaries of what was possible, now that it's gone and joined Concorde in museums I hope we can inspire the kids of today. Sadly I fear 'Discovery' may be as grounded as that shuttle. NASA for all it's wastage and faults has given us some great moments over the years, so have a drink on me.

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Charlie Sheen explodes onto Twitter

koncordski
Pint

2.5 men is fairly bleh comedy central fodder...

Charlie Sheen however is some kind of hero for the post-modern man. He gets paid millions of dollars for not a lot of work (kudos) and openly admits to holding 72 hour drink & drug fuelled parties with willing and sometimes not so willing (see porn star locked in bathroom) pornstars.

To quote Ron Burgundy, "I've been coming to the same party for 12 years, and in no way is that depressing."

Charlie I salute you and your charming young lady friend.

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Apple iPad 2 snapped in all its skinny glory

koncordski
Coat

@ AC

You may or may not care but I think you'll find the technology press and a lot of people that like apple care. Just to be a pedant about it...

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Turing Collection saved for the nation

koncordski
Pint

A pint for him because...

..I don't think appalling even begins to cover it. At least we've saved the work finally.

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ASSANGE GRANTED BAIL

koncordski
Black Helicopters

Deals within deals....

What are the chances they are offering to drop the McKinnon request in exchange for a certain Australian gentleman? Wouldn't buy any presents just yet if I were Julian.

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ASSANGE ARRESTED in London - in court later today

koncordski
FAIL

something stinks

I don't like the guy personally but the fact that he faced the charges already, they were dropped by the prosecutor and then re-opened after the new leaks is too obvious. He's played it well so far by co-operating but I suspect he's going down for this one, the US is pretty pissed.

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'Phantom Ray' robot warjet to ride atop NASA shuttle-carrier 747

koncordski
Welcome

@Gordon

Beat me to it! Do these boffins not watch movies? I know we are past 1997 but be somewhere else on august 29th in case the machines have a sense of humour...

"It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug."

I for one welcome our new stealth flying robo overlords..

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Apple MacBook Pro 17in Core i7 BTO notebook

koncordski
Stop

No you can't.

Macs are expensive but Macbook Pro's are such a well engineered product that Is genuinely a pleasure to use everyday that I would never give mine up now.

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LOST Vulture One PARIS spaceplane FOUND!!!

koncordski
Pint

There's only one hole in PARIS?

Survived intact, congratulations from the Docklands tracking station. Do we all have to work now? Oh wait it's friday, that's all right then.

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Genuine white iPhone 4 spied in wild

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Tesla Motors: Our cars don't burst into flame, but our emails do

koncordski
FAIL

What happened to the relations in PR?

Why oh why can't these people (not just Tesla) resist getting stroppy at anything other than positive coverage. If their intention is to send out stuff like like this to correct mistakes and protect the brand then they fail by being total dicks about it! Funny though.

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Turkish groom accidentally sprays wedding guests with bullets

koncordski
FAIL

Still generally hit with lethal force?

Didn't mythbusters do an entire episode to prove that bullets fired vertically or close to it actually tumble back to earth and with nowhere close to lethal force? The only way to maintain lethality was to have the gun fire at a shallow angle so that a ballistic arc maintained the spin of the bullet. Stupid certainly but lethal rarely, losing control of the gun certainly a fail here.

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Naomi Campbell admits handling 'blood diamonds'

koncordski
WTF?

@ Tokoloshe

Recently ruined...where have you been?

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Apple delays white iPhone 4 - again

koncordski
Headmaster

@ dead4ever

Their, There & They're exist, go back to school and learn which one to use, corrected below.

'...return their iphone....'

'...come to the uk, at least they're open....'

Am I the only person that finds this annoying?

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