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* Posts by Heathroi

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Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap

Heathroi

Re: Golden ear set again

down vote for the dbstep, upvote for the QOTSA ;)

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FCC net neutrality blueprint TRASHED by US appeals court

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Re: @Trevor_Pott: What have you been smoking?

trev, you don't know what a monopoly is do you? its regulation in favour of a firm or a number of firms,

social democracy is merely 50%+1 might is right. how does social democracy restain monopoly ? it can't because it hates heresy or choices. How does it drive margins down? by limiting choice and veriation, if the customer is allowed it at all.

Globalization, zero regulation by the state are postive boon IMHO and the last is problem caused by the state's monopoly over money and the financiers utilizing that monopoly to their own advantage.

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Unfortunately for you, Somalia did do better as an anarchist region (obviously not first world better but of comparable nations) until the US backed Ethiopian Invasion of 2007 which prompted the El Shabab people to unhelpfully take up the standard of errm 'defenders of the people'.

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Apple loses sauce, BlackBerry squashed and Microsoft, er, WinsPhones (Nokia's)

Heathroi

Re: Curiosity kills the KitKat.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01648/polar-bear-main_1648457a.jpg

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Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum

Heathroi

Re: The Mossie

the Germans did have bunch of cheap tanks at the start of the war mark 1 and 2 and even the 3s which were completely useless at the start of the war.

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Heathroi

Re: The Mossie

Amazingly and fortunately, navigating the Nazi military/industrial complex was infinitely worse than the Western Allies's version.

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

Heathroi

It would certainly be appreciated by African insects.

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D-Link hole-prober finds 'backdoor' in Chinese wireless routers

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Re: Shoddy work

still other politicians would exploit it but would leave evidence on a blue dress.

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Streaming TV Aereo's enemies lob sueball into Supreme Court

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Re: The Broadcasters next move will be...

the broadcasters don't have money for that.

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Rubbish broadband drives Scottish people out of the Highlands

Heathroi

"..undeniably beautiful, but also freezing cold, windswept and isolated....."

Hence the mournful shaggy highland cattle pictures on tins of shortbread biscuits.

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Amazon's EYE-OF-SAURON KindlePhone will watch you with FOUR cameras - report

Heathroi

Its all very well offering me ads for stuff i might want to buy but unfortunately for the advertisers i've already bought the thing

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Blighty's great digital radio switchover targets missed AGAIN

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Pint

thebox (sigh) and before that UKnova.......

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Deep inside the iPhone 5s lurk a few surprises

Heathroi

the dark arts of power management?

isn't that not having a big extremely pixelated screen, the HTC desire i had would last about a day with mostly everything running (except gps, that didn't work on that phone) and and that had a 4.2 inch screen and only a 1230 mah battery. talk time hmmph better measure is how many movies it will play before dying.

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One year to go: Can Scotland really declare gov IT independence?

Heathroi

Re: Independant Scotland outside the EU... ha ha ha

Why is Spain held to be indivisible? Just because two nobs merged their family 'firms' centuries ago. doesn't mean the descendants of the subjects of the king and queen of Castile and Aragon must be held by that.

and as for Border stuff, just don't bother, let people come and go as they like the way they do now.

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Heathroi

I 'm going to make a simple suggestion. Don't have a spooks nest, taxmen or a dole office.

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

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Meh

RTM? Responding to moaning, perhaps?

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400 million Chinese people can't speak Chinese: Official

Heathroi

Re: No wonder

You might be the person to ask. I once read that English would be 'better' if written in Cyrillic rather in Latin.

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Reg hack battles Margaret Thatcher's ghost to bring broadband to the Highlands

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Trollface

Re: No....

*I leave it as an exercise for you, dear reader, to decide which is a worse disadvantage. Having no broadband, or being Scottish...

or both.

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Wow, the future is HERE: Charge your phone (wirelessly) in your CAR

Heathroi
Headmaster

and your data plan.

but on another note some pedantically, its not a 'wireless' thing, its a cable with an plug that charges inductively rather than inserting into a female socket (stop giggling in the back.)

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Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch

Heathroi

after spending some time with it, i'm still not happy with the interface which as many have said is shit but the worst thing for me is the MS store which has bugger all apps in it compared to Ios and android and at ludicrous prices, Paying for the facebook and youtube app? piss off.

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REVEALED: Simple 'open sesame' to unlock your HOME by radiowave

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Thumb Up

Re: Who..?

Same except i had a 4 year old to slide in an slightly open window, something your average burglar is not likely to have. (the whining doesn't stop)

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WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

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WTF?

Re: No great surprise...

thats an unbeliveable statement to make. At the time 06-07 in Baghdad, there were something like 3000 bodies turning up a month with many extra holes in them and you can't quite figure out why they are walking around with AKs' and RPGs.

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Goodbye Blighty: The alternative reality of Quatermass II

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Trollface

Re: It's curtains for you...

well Winston would be in the best place to know about the Iron Curtain, as he played a part in creating it.

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

Heathroi

Re: Quash it, don't pardon it

Not at all. in the famous, in New Zealand, case of Arthur Allan Thomas, he was pardoned after it was made abundantly clear the police had fitted him up. Its an apology by the state as in ' I beg your pardon, sorry for detaining you' which is why it's so difficult to get one out of the government.

In this example, the crown could reopen the case, find parts of Turings statement inadmissable as evidence overturning the case.

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US Congress proposal: National Park will be FOUND ON MOON

Heathroi
Facepalm

A moon park for the moon bats

Maybe the Congress could make national parks of other pieces of junk that the US has abandoned in slightly more accessible places, for example.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/07/10/the-finest-poppy-storage-warehouse-ever-built-for-the-afghan-army/

maybe other contributors can suggest more.

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NSA Prism: Why I'm boycotting US cloud tech - and you should too

Heathroi

Re: Ive read the US constitution

It was a living document in that you were able to have meeting about changing it, hard but not impossible. not twisting words into meaning anything you wanted them to mean.

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Big Brother

Re: Hello pot, this is kettle.

the stupid Kiwi government does it so .....probably. Bureaucrats like to expand their empires and the tech is there so.... shit happens.

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Forget phones, PRISM plan shows internet firms give NSA everything

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Stop

Re: Our very own Tim Worstall

But as James Bamford points out, if the NSA using a switch outside the US, then the US government is not constrainted by US law. and can suck up any thing it likes.

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Coat

Re: is this why...?

He is easy to deal with, just stick JFK's convertible limo in sight of the Oval office windows.

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Sacred islet Rockall defeats Brit adventurer

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Pint

Re: Yawn

8 meters??!?! feel seasick just thinking about it.

(a pint, for the nerves)

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of

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Re: Kids are the future an' all that

No thats not right at all. if people are faced with something radical, they are not going to happy about switching if there seems to be no obvious killer advantages . There are people who might buy a early 70s cortina but the people who would buy that over a new focus or anything else made today are very far between. MS has shot itself because it was only thinking of what would be good for MS and sod anyone else.

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Anonymous 'plonks' names, addresses of far-right EDL types on web

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Holmes

Re: Irony

Technically the Koran forbids a drop of alcohol passing your lips, doesn't say anything about a pint, as a muslim friend of mine once said.

Also its should be easy to Identify EDL members since they all wear the clothing line sold on the website. Wouldn't they?

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Tim Cook: Wearable tech's nice, but Google Glass will NEVER BE COOL

Heathroi
FAIL

Re: He's grasping at straws.

You mean you brought into the cult of the swiss watch maker? something even more pretentious and expensive that apple could ever dream of?

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Now it gets serious: Fracking could RUIN BEER

Heathroi
Coat

losing the weiss beer is no loss,

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

Heathroi

Re: Windows 8 TO INFINITE FAIL AND BEYOND

but only for a moment

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NZ plans interception law refresh

Heathroi

previously the GSCB was usually only used in ad hoc situations usually as a last resort when someone personally knew someone from way back who might be able come up with something - this new legislation will make it the first place to call and will expand its use into any sort of activity the government frowns upon.

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Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes

Heathroi
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Re: At least two sides to this story

To be fair, the cars were quite good, given the state of engineering at the time but tended to have one ,usually major component that was duff and blew the reputation for rest of the car and they kept badge engineered models in producttion for far too long. The dudes supposedly screwing the bits together didn't help much either.

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En Garde! Villagers FIGHT OFF FRENCH INVASION MENACE

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Coat

Re: small cells?

i thought being transported out of Wales in some fashion would have been much appreciated. No?

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

Heathroi

it depends on the proximity of one group to the other.

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Pint

Re: Why is bacon "processed"?

"it seems that any effort to prolong the shelf life of meat has a negative effect on your (shelf life) when you eat it. anyway you have to die of something.

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Happy

Re: Has to be ... Star Wars!

but it took a loooooonnnnggggg time as 3po wouldn't go very fast and stopped at every notice board.

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Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

Heathroi
Pint

...the horror thought that someone, somewhere maybe enjoying themselves......

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

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Pint

Re: Would you like a free personality test?

I fell for that too, in my younger days, however they took so long to figure out what my results were that i got bored and left which was probably a very good thing.

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Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads

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Big Brother

how does this help again?

isn't that why they insist you carry your driver licence so they can check it from the squad car and if so why the need for the slab?

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Tesla vs Media AGAIN as Model S craps out on journo - on the highway

Heathroi
Facepalm

then another problem is what to do when your low on charge and you get to to charge up place only to find all of them taken. waiting round watching the other cars charge, the owners finally coming to collect them then you get to charge up. for an hour.

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/02/12/teslas-charging-problem/?section=magazines_fortune

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Heathroi
Pint

insufficiently positive coverage

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

Heathroi

Re: Oh FFS

If so have you thought about joining a political party and standing for office?

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Heathroi
Pint

Re: It's a "can you read English" test, always was

or just wankers whereas the winners are 'those bunch of c**ts who wanted to tax Pasties,beer and ciggies some more"

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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Happy

1983 mitsubishi cordia - bought for a 2 dozen beer and a hundred dollars in parts as it didn't have a warrant of fitness with the small rust issue

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

Heathroi
Facepalm

Re: it's 42

what do you mean, base 13 ? you only have ten fingers.

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