* Posts by IsJustabloke

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HP Ink COO: Sorry not sorry we bricked your otherwise totally fine printer cartridges

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Re: All Inkjet printers are expensive and shit

"Home printing colour photos is madness."

Not if you're a halfway serious photographer it's not but then I don't have a cheap inkjet I've got a canon Pro100s

Actually I do have a cheapish canon Inkjet as well but the ink for that is not quite so eye watering.

To an extent consumers only have themselves to blame, if they were more willing to pay the true cost of the printer in the first place there'd be no need for these kinds of shenanigans, not that that means I think what HP have done is ok, they choose to sell the printers as loss leaders

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Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardashians. Virgin Media staff grill top brass

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Re: "Keeping up with the Kardashians"

@Arctic fox

I think a Cardassian would be deeply offended if you were to mistake him for a Kardashian

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If we can't fix this printer tonight, the bank's core app will stop working

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@Prst. V.Jeltz

Nothing so exciting....

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Pull the plug! PowerPoint may kill my conference audience

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hmmm....

I can make a hat.... or a broach.

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

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I think he'd like to do the opposite as well...

*Bean counter to Sir Bern : funds are bit low this week.

Sir Bern to control room : Speed a few cars through the "safety cameras" please!

( *yes I know they don't get the cash anymore.)

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Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

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Re: Another Illustration of the Fact...

@Fibbles

I have that conversation with the people in the polling office every single time I vote and they really do not understand. :/

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Re: Another Illustration of the Fact...

"it's a secret ballot after all"

is it?

When I go to vote, they write the serial number of the ballot paper they've just given me against my name address on the big electoral role.. so while it's very remote, a sufficiently motivated person could find out how I voted so no, it's really not a secret ballot.

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Conviction by computer: Ministry of Justice wants defendants to plead guilty online

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Re: Ive got a solution...

"which will stop people hating it before they've even seen it because it hasn't got knobhead in it."

Ummm. I think the problem was that it *did* have a knobhead in it.... a ginger one.

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Skype shuts down London office, hangs up on hundreds of devs

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Re: Demise of Skype: best thing that could happen

"meaning work from homers have to move their mouse at least once every 5 minutes or so"

or do they...... https://mousejiggler.codeplex.com/

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Re: So I Did Not Make A Mistake

Actually you did make a mistake....

it's "lose" not "loose"

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Swedish appeals court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

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None of you are asking the important question!

Will there be a follow up to the last movie that details his adventures in the Ecuadorian Embassy?!?!

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Brexit will happen. The EU GDPR will happen. You can't avoid either

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"There's no reason to assume we'll get rid of any laws to begin with. Any that get jettisoned will surely be made on a case by case basis."

We'll have none of your sense in this thread!

Now grab your pitchfork and fire up that cross! And no I don't give a toss which way you voted!

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Re: Just move your business before actual Brexit

"Of course we have looked into this risk and the actual chances of the Netherlands leaving the EU are minute."

I seem to recall an awful lot of people saying similar things about the referendum here too...

just sayin' you know. ;)

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Re: Civil War

@doctor_wibble

"what were apparently just a bunch of old uneducated xenophobes"

Or possibly very well educated people who found reasons other than "blimmin' forinnners" to vote exit.

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You call it 'hacking.' I call it 'investigation'

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"Where's the password or memorable information I can ask for the first, fifth and eighth character from that they have to remember so that I know they aren't some scammer?"

I agree... I'm bored with having this conversation..

Caller: can you tell me the 2nd and 3rd letters of your password?

me: yes I can.

Caller: Er...

me: you called me, how do I know you are who say you are?

Caller: well, if you pass security I can tell you what's its about.

me: you called me.

caller: you can ring this number... 083545473839

me: *YOU* called me , why should I trust any number you give me?

caller: but I'm from your bank!

me: then prove it! You tell me what credentials you've got and I'll tell you if they're correct

caller: I can't do that because of security

me: Oh well.. bye then.

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Rise of the Machines at Sea: The British firm building robot boats

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"only ten days behind the daily mail :)"

Before boasting you should be aware that common belief is that only sickos/perverts and deviants (collectively known as "politicians") admit to reading the Daily mail.

Just saying....

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Fanbois iVaporate: Smallest Apple iPhone queues ever

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Re: Maybe some people already own nice headphones or earphones...

@cali

Don't you hate that when it happens.... there you are happily hammering away at the "!" key when your finger slips and you finish with a bunch of random letters/numbers.

Still it does add a touch of the "frothing at the mouth" to your contribution... so kudos.

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Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order

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Re: The thing is...

"Even so I'm thoroughly pissed off with their repeated attempts to inveigle me into Amazon Prime."

I know what you mean.... I'm on my 4th free trial :D

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Yelp wins fight to remain morally bankrupt

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Re: My two cents worth

"You're talking as if "reputation" and "reliability" were still actual bankable commodities."

Of course they are....

I am booking a hotel. I've never been to the "place" before so I do some research.

I don't even look at hotels that have mostly negative reviews. I don't consider that perhaps they're malicious reviews I *just* move on. That Hotel won't be "banking" my cash.

let's consider "reputation" - I need a plumber, I ask around friends and family, a couple of them had an experience with "Mario" (who kept bumping in to things and breaking them) that was really quite poor. His work was bad and it was a bit of a struggle getting him back to do remedial work. Mario's reputation means that *he* won't be banking any of my cash either.

Let's not even get started on the shit we hear/ read about TripAdivsor .

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You should install smart meters even if they're dumb, says flack

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Re: Smart Meter Mis-selling

My energy company offer me exactly that same functionality , that is to say, I can see a graph predicting my use for the coming month based on the last reading I gave them ( takes 5 mins once a week) and it compares it same month last year.

No need for a smart meter.

They offer the consumer nothing that isn't already available and certainly not "an end to estimated bills" My bill is never estimated because I give them the readings.

It's neither onerous or difficult.

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Sony wins case over pre-installed Windows software

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Re: Three heads and bare machines

And you are not the customer Currys/PC World are looking for... so everyone is happy.

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Forget Khan and Klingons, Star Trek's greatest trick was simply surviving

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Re: that really gave Star Trek muscle was, in a word: science.

"ST TNG was even less scientific."

I'm just re configuring the inverse reverse springent bracket to emit a wingwang beam captain!

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Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

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Re: Correlation does not imply causation

"...unless you go for the cowgirl approach..."

Is that like "Rodeo Sex"?

Take her doggy style,call her by a different name and then se how long you can stay on?

Sorry, I'll get my coat....

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Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Re: Mr Bean does Russia, Cuba and China

Bean was in the "Not Bond" Bond "Never say Never again"

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Re: Sigh ...

"being taunted about losing all of the Women he had ever cared for. 'M", Vesper were both mentioned but not the "big" hit on his private life."

Cos in the Bond timeline... "Casino Royal" happens before he meets and marries "Tracy"

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EE looks at its call charges, hikes a bunch, walks off giggling

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Re: Change in contract terms ?

Vodashite had a clause that allowed them to change prices during the term of a contract and I imagine that EE do as well BUT these changes refer to out of bundle charges and anyone using them in anything other than an emergency probably deserves to be reamed.

It's always been cheaper to get on a plane and talk face to face than use a mobile phone OOB

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French, German ministers demand new encryption backdoor law

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It's a bit worrying just how stupid some politicians are....

Fine ban encryption.... they'll just go old skool and we'll be back to dead letter drops, mules and so on so forth, a la "Cold war" .

Do they think that black hats wanting to have a chat only started with the advent of mobile phones and computers?

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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Re: Stop whining...

"He reserved a seat on the previous train, but missed it"

That doesn't make him look any better.... not only did he book a seat that he didn't then use but effectively denied its use to someone else and having missed the train he reserved he then compounds his error by making a song and a dance about not being able to sit down on a train he hadn't booked to be on.

Nope, I'm afraid anyway you cut it , he doesn't come out of this looking anything other than a cock.

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German minister seeks facial recognition at airports, train stations

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ahem

<yoda>

mmm.... tinfoil hat, strong in this thread it is...mmmm

</yoda>

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My headset is reading my mind and talking behind my back

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Re: Fat-Burning Hats

"Well... Except Skegness..."

Since noone has ever admitted to visiting "Skeg Vegas" I believe the place to be a myth but your point is probably well made.

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Penetration tech: BAE Systems' new ammo for Our Boys and Girls

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"so it can be functioned through the GPMG"

*sigh* would it have killed him to say "it can be fired through a GPMG" ?

If anyone gets a chance to have a play with a GPMG I urge you to do so :D

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How Brussels works: if you can’t beat them, join rewrite an EU directive

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Re: wats next

"There isn't much scope left for extra tax."

HMRC say: Challenge accepted!

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NASA dumps $65m into building deep space hutches for humans

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Re: Requirements...

"What, no WiFi, tea and coffee making facility, mini-bar, Corby space-suit press, Gideon Bible?"

Wouldn't most of that be covered by "life support systems" ?

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Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

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Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

@heyrick

I see you subscribe to the tired old "if you eat meat, you don't care about welfare" theory which basically marks you out as ignorant. As do your remarks about why teh French don't take blood from the English.

I make no bones about it, I eat meat but that doesn't mean I shove any old shite in my mouth. For example I rarely eat any kind of fast food. I support a local butcher who sources his stock from local farms (in the case of beef it's right there on his brother's farm) ... the eggs I buy come from chicken that spend their days running around unfettered...I know exactly how they live because they're *my* chickens... I eat locally sourced in season vegetables.

I'm happy for veggies or vegans to enjoy whatever diet floats their boat but I am heartily sick of their (more often than not) holier than thou attitude and constant carping on about how I don't care about animals. Eating meat and being an arse to animals are not the same thing at all.

So how about a little "live and let live" because frankly meat eaters are almost exclusively more tolerant of your lifestyle choices than any veggie I know is of mine and that is the reason why veggies get such a hard time.

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'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming

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Stars are mostly big burny things right?

Don't all burny things get a bit dimmer as they run out of fuel? Not things like gas cookers of course I'm thinking more of your old log fire / bbq type burny thing.

Perhaps the scientists are trying to hard to avoid a simple explanation. Given the amount of time the light takes to reach us I'd have thought a gradual effect would be exactly what you'd see?

But I am not an astronomer /astrophysicist but just maybe I'm the "normal guy" who points out the obvious to all the smart guys :D

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Violence, vandals and vomit: London's naughtiest tech Tube stations revealed

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You know...

given just how busy the the tube is, I think those numbers are surprisingly small.

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Your 'intimate personal massager' – cough – is spying on you

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ummm....

"know that this type of device is illegal in many places"

Does this mean what I think it means? That it's illegal to use a sex toy in some states?

and people think we Brits are uptight about sex.

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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er....

"My sole reason for continuing being a [INSERT CAREER of CHOICE] is that I have a mortgage to pay"

Whereas the rest of us do it solely for love, a warm glow of happiness and a hearty handshake.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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And over here we can see the Linux user community jumping into comment sections of Windows articles

I'm always amused by people that feel the need to evangelize about their chosen product... *blithely assuming that "its a one size fits all solution"

Linux of any flavour is not much use to me at all... I'm a photographer and Adobe don't do unix so I'm *never* going to be using a linux machine

And no, don't suggest I switch to GIMP , how anyone can seriously compare that to Lightroom / Photoshop is utterly beyond me.

*this behaviour isn't restricted to unix fanbois

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Cats, dogs starve as web-connected chow chute PetNet plays dead

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Hmmm...

Or perhaps you could feed your pets yourself?

Seriously, that's the deal. You get joy from having the furry creatures around and in return you feed them / cater to their every whim. (dog / cat obvs)

Its the only time I see one of my cats, if she didn't need me to feed it I'd never see her! I'd certainly hear her though... snores like train only louder!

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Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors

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Well that's all a bit Jeremy Kyle isn't it?

They already had the "All important DNA results!"Now they've got the "all important lie detector results!"

I wonder if they're resort to his patented "Go on be a man! tell the truth!" tactic as well

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BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

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Re: What if...?

"If the device is plugged in at a separate address, you will need to be covered by a licence at that address."

OK, good luck with that do please let us know how yo get on with enforcing that particular twist.

SCN: John is at Frank's house. They are watching John's ipad; (effect) Door Knock

Frank: Quick John unplug the Ipad its the beeb's enforcers!!

Enforcer: Was that plugged in?

John: Nope

Enforcer: Er... right. We'll be watching you chummy!

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Re: Dear BBC

I think you'll find the feeling is mutual.

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PHP flaws allowed God mode access to top smut site

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Snigger...

" abuse their members"

*snigger*

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Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

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Re: Brexit means Brexit

it's got nothing to do with Brexit.... they were shit well before Brexit raised its head.

Seriously, some of you *really* need to get over it.

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Re: Nothing to do with their terrible shops?

When I first took a Vodafone contract I wanted my number ported.... I spent the first 6 weeks eitehr being able to call but nothing else OR receive a call but nothing else. It never took less than 45 minutes to get through to customer services who were then next to useless. The classic was I rang to complain that I couldn't send/ receive texts... CS operatives response? "I'll send you the phone settings by text"

I did teh research and found all the settings for my phone (not on their website BTW) and did it myself. IN 6 attempts they never once solved any problem I rang them with.

I'm sorry if you work for Vodafone but this company deserves to go under.

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I offer a more plausible reasons...

they're utter shite and people are leaving them in droves.

Everything about them is 3rd class from their signal quality to their "packages" to their "support". Their website is a mess of dead links and is horrible to use.

They should take this basic stuff on board before looking for more esoteric reasons.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: I will watch it and probably enjoy it

What like a TV show? Hmmm... that would be a bit awesome. *please be netflix please be netflix*

How cool would it be if they could visit some of the darker storylines... Judge Death anyone?

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Re: I will watch it and probably enjoy it

But, I will be thinking much of the time, "If Karl Urban didn't do this movie, he MIGHT have made Dredd 2".

I doubt they'll make second regardless :(

It was poorly received whhc is a shame because it was an excellent film and a great transition from comic to celluloid but the truth is I doubt if anyone who wasn't familiar with "Judge Dredd" would get it.

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Re: A bit harsh

"Am I weird? heretical? I actually quite liked most of Enterprise..... - Okay, I'll get my coat."

enterprise was utter shite.... it was beyond shite in fact and for once it wasn't the fault of Scot "single expression" Spatula.

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