* Posts by IsJustabloke

325 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010

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This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

IsJustabloke

Re: Code Review

Yes normally its optimzed to the point of being unreadable :/

I do so enjoy working on a big pile of c# carbonara

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Don't you see these simple facts? Destroy Facebook and restore human Liberty

IsJustabloke

can I just say that....

I didn't go to "grade" school and I didn't read "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Soz.

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

IsJustabloke

Re: a week and 2 engineers

I had a solid kitkat once a day for a week ! It's all been downhill from there :(

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Pentagon can't check F-35 maintenance thanks to insecure database

IsJustabloke
Happy

Re: Where is the beard?

That is Stephen Root /Milton waddams from "Office space" an underrated but fabulously funny film

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Why the Sun is setting on the Boeing 747

IsJustabloke
Happy

I lived under the flight path into heathrow when I was growing up I loved watching all the aircraft following the line of the A4 into the airport, Jumbo's used to feel so much lower than everything else because of their size.

I'd never flownon a jumbo until a trip to Chicago about 15 years ago and I've not been on one since. I did how ever get to play a casualty and slide down the emergency chute while taking part in an emergency drill at Heathrow.

I also got to play with the foam gun of a fire truck :D

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Lincolnshire council IT ransomware flingers asked for ... £350

IsJustabloke
Meh

Re: Observed truths were are told should be "wrong"

in my experience a muppet in an Audi will be a muppet in any car.

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IsJustabloke
Devil

Like Jen from the IT Crowd but without the charm

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Rooting your Android phone? Google’s rumbled you again

IsJustabloke
Stop

Re: This is not...

"But try explaining it to the average user"

Quite rightly the average user doesn't give a toss about that because they just want to make calls, plays some games, surf the internet. They really don't give a stuff about the things that excise people like you.

Soz but that's the truth I'm sure you'll get over it.

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

IsJustabloke
Megaphone

Amusingly...

There may have been the odd person but there never was a widely held belief that the earth was flat.

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Police Scotland will have direct access to disabled parking badge database

IsJustabloke
Childcatcher

Re: Also Parent and Child bays

"In my experience having children didn't make me a special person who is more important than others and nor did it stop my legs from working."

It's got more to do with the size of the spaces. I'm quite happy for the P&C spaces to have the room to swing those huge 4x4 doors wide open with gay abandon as the littleuns inside are wont to do; that way there is no danger to my car's bodywork.

And of course I know you're superhuman and it doesn't apply to you and yours but the children of lesser mortals have been known to "slip the leash" as it were and simply throw their arms and legs about without due regard to their surroundings, having the P&C spaces gives me an opportunity to locate the likelihood of finding myself with a new bonnet ornament and behave appropriately with ease.

You know, speaking as someone that has no children that is.

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

IsJustabloke
Meh

Re: Privatisation

Yeah because British Telecom before privatization was such an awesome organisation.

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Boeing just about gives up on the 747

IsJustabloke
Thumb Up

Re: So long old friend

@Known Hero

My first flight was on a Dan Air, I think it may have been a trident.. Like you I went to the cockpit and was shown how , then allowed to bank the aircraft using the auto pilot controls, I over did it a bit nad teh aircraft banked quite hard.... I got a few "paddington hard stares" on the way back to my seat :D

even today, some 40 odd years later I still want to go in the cockpit of every aircraft I get on :(

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Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: @naselus Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

"Photoshop, will quickly gain an equal proficiency in GIMP"

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.... breathe... ha ah aha hahhahahhahahahahahha

Yeah cos those two products are totally comparable

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IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

"I don't know what you;re smoking, Lucrelout, but my experience says entirely different - getting close to double figures..."

So nine people eh? yep that's me sold!

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Watchdog says yes to BT's EE takeover deal. Shrugs. No 'significant' harm in it

IsJustabloke

Re: Simples Let us see the Deals

They'll never change that... people will always buy more than they'll ever use because if you go over your allowance the charges are eye watering and from a telco's perspective that's all gravy man!

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Put your private parts on display if you want to keep earning a living

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Thumb Up

Re: Sorted

No need for actual typing to keep the lappy awake...

this should do the trick -> https://mousejiggler.codeplex.com/

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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Thumb Up

Re: Sausage-Fest!

I recall there were several female roboteers and not only that I'm fairly sure they were mostly very attractive too

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IsJustabloke
Joke

Re: apex predators

"yeah, the problem with the original show was that Robot A might be destroyed on its first round, and unable to compete. Why is this an issue? Because if one accepts a Rock-Paper-Scissors-lizard-spock scenario as plausible, it makes competitor's fate luck of the draw."

FTFY

You're welcome.

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Anyone using M-DISC to archive snaps?

IsJustabloke
Boffin

My back up regimen....

As a keen amateur 'tog I share your pain my solution is thus....

camera-> PC -> NAS (Mirrored discs) -> BluRay Discs -> Off site

I create bluray images and then burn them to actual discs, usually 2 copies. One set lives at my mums house and one set lives at a mates house. They get a new disc every month. It takes a little time once a month to create/burn/distribute but I guess its worth it other wise I wouldn't.

And No I have no experience of m-disc

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VW floats catalytic converter as fix for fibbing diesels

IsJustabloke

Re: Why did I buy a diesel ?

2) Better power per litre leads to phenomenal fuel economy. 44mpg for mixed use for a 1.6 engine would be impossible for a petrol

TBF modern petrol engines are almost up there

My last car had a 1.2 ltr engine and that managed 48MPG, My current car is a 1.4 turbo and it manages 39 mpg on average...I could probably improve that by changing my driving style significantly. itts also got 170 BHP and 0-60 of around 6 secs but I rarely drive it like I stole it because then the MPG can get down to single figures but its certainly fun to do occasionally :D

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IsJustabloke
Meh

Did a diesel engine fuck your sister or something?

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IsJustabloke

Re: So close...

"There is maybe even an upside for VW, turning a disaster into a profit"

I'm not sure that VW would ever get away with selling someone a new CC at anything approaching a retail price; particularly in a society as litigious as the US of A, if indeed they are able charge for them at all.

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2016 in mobile: Visit a components mall in China... 30 min later, you're a manufacturer

IsJustabloke
Meh

Re: Maybe smartwatches are just ahead of their time?

"So what do I need a watch for?"

A friend of mine has a watch obsession... he's always showing me pictures of watches, "Isn't it pretty?!?! Such a pretty watch! " (they always look the same to me) telling me how this one is waterproof down to 250,mtrs!!!!! I always ask if he's taken up scuba diving.... "Look at this one!" he'll enthuse pilots use these... or this one! it costs several thousand pounds and will *never* lose value or time.

I show him my fitbit and ask what those watches do that my fitbit doesn't?

of course the real irony is that he is *never* on time for anything. ever.

I really don't get the whole "shut yor mouf and look at my watch!" mentatlity

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

IsJustabloke
Coat

Well that explains that then....

For a long time... at least 7 or 8 years... a visit to The Register was a daily event in my working life but I find that I can go days without visiting now because its full of the same stuff that all the other sites are.

I found I missed the distinctly British feel/humour to the place. Its become a generic / US feeling place these days. shame.

Still if the powers that be feel the need to change *shrug* and at least you've explained your reasoning, I guess its working for you otherwise you wouldn't have legitimized it with an announcement some two months after the changes had been made.

I'll still dip in and out but I expect there will be fewer and fewer visits because I rarely find 1 article per visit to read these days.

Good luck!

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Kids' TV show Rainbow in homosexual agenda shocker

IsJustabloke
Coat

Re: Sentenced to zippy.

"the character Po was apparently "openly gay", the heinous charges being that 'she' carried a handbag and was purple "

Activities usually reserved for Queens.....

Ahem.

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US Navy's newest ship sets sail with Captain James Kirk at the bridge

IsJustabloke

Re: +1

HMS Daring (type 45 destroyer) , in service right now and she has a very slopey stealthy look about her as well although hers is mainly in the superstructure rather than the hull.

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IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: What do it do?

Firstly, they knew exactly where to look and secondly I don't think you realise just how BIG the worlds oceans are.

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Motorola’s X Force awakens a seemingly ‘shatterproof’ future

IsJustabloke
Meh

Re: 6.0 "soon"... riiight.

Just out of interest... what do you think 6 gives you over 5?

is 5 so unusable that teh phone is all but unusable or is it simply the case that you want to be able to say "ihaslatestgreatistiinit!"

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Doctor Who: Oh, look! There's a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hell Bent

IsJustabloke

Actually I think there are many parallels between Tolkien and Moffat... they both have some great ideas and stories but often fail to tell the story in an entertaining way, afte rall they both have their Tom Bombadil moments.

I think its time to stop treating Dr who as "High Art" it isn't, it never was and it never will be. The two things that make it mostly unwatchable for me these days.

1) The OTT and in your face PCness of the show

2) The interminable fanwank its become.

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

IsJustabloke

Re: That's more like it.

"You vill, or zee Gallifreyans vill be given ze Lynch Mentat Eyebrows"

Wow... bit of a Hobson's choice there...

I didn't hate this episode.

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Paris, jihadis, tech giants ... What is David Cameron's speechwriter banging on about now?

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

The problem is that there is a (possibly quite large) section of society that will hear her words and think "Argh! the sky is falling!" and suddenly the government has the figleaf it requires because the chattering classes are all screaming "yes! surveil me 24./7 to keep me nice and safe"

I hate the way politicians jump on any kind of terrorist act and use it as a way of leveraging more power for themselves, they don't seem to realise they are doing the terrorists job for them... well, its more accurate to say they know and don't care.

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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

IsJustabloke
Stop

Re: Maybe the *cinemas* should pay

I'd rather pay a few quid more and not have to put up with fuckwits eating barrels of popcorn... buckets of fizz... troughs of nachos with chillies/cheese/vomit on them.

You're there to watch a movie, if you want dinner go to a fucking restaurant

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Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers

IsJustabloke
Joke

Re: Don't understand the rage

"Do you guys go to car-forums and flame the Mercedes and BMW owners"

Why yes I do!

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GPS, you've gone too far this time

IsJustabloke
Paris Hilton

ok, I get what people are saying...

BUT does it actually make any difference in the "real world" when I navigate from my house to A.N.Other place?

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Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: Apart from the chance to offer a gratuitous insult to Farage...

"France was attacked by IS in retribution for France's efforts in fighting the IS in Syria."

Actually, I think it's as much to do with Algeria and the massive ghettos on the outskirts of Paris as is it to do with IS. From IS's pov they simply found very fertile ground.

BUT this isn't really the correct forum for that discussion.

I'm afraid to say that I found Dr Who as shit as I ever have.... I don't watch very often for that reason. I also find the ham fisted BBC PCness annoying in the extreme.

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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

IsJustabloke
Coat

Re: The tables have turned

you forgot to add....

"mwaahahahahahahahah!"

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

IsJustabloke
Trollface

And praise be...

that there was onyl ever one disaster at a time!

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

IsJustabloke
Stop

Wait!

Without Phill Collins we would not have this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaSSMQVybzE

And that would be a real shame. Mr Collins take note!

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In-a-spin Home Sec: 'We won't be rifling through people's web history'

IsJustabloke
Stop

TBH I don't have too much of a problem with GCHQ and chums having access to this kind of information, slightly more concerns about plod but I really can see no reason why my local council need this information. Is it in case I'm visiting a website to learn how to avoid their increasingly stupid parking regs?

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It's all Me, Me, Me! in Doctor Who's The Woman Who Lived but what of Clara's fate?

IsJustabloke
Trollface

Re: why this

"Is Dabbsy any less fantasy than Dr Who?"

Well, he doesn't feature in *my* fantasies.....

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Crash this beauty? James Bond's concept DB10 Aston debuts in Spectre

IsJustabloke
Meh

I fear I may be shouted down but...

all the modern Astons look the same to me. :/

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

IsJustabloke
Trollface

Re: Foot, meet high kinetic energy lead dispensing device

"You don't want to go there"

Its ok, they don't get irony either.

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Hurrah! Doctor Who brings us a bootstrap paradox treat in Before the Flood

IsJustabloke
Meh

there is nothing cheap about Raybans Wayfairers

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GENUINE STARSHIP as used by PRINCESS LEIA sold for just $450k

IsJustabloke
Coat

Re: Maybe not just SW...

Yes.. she had a couple of outstanding points I seem to recall....

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

IsJustabloke
Joke

Re: Hmmm

"Now can we remove an entire useless third of our population?"

Polticians ?

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Nvidia's GTX 900 cards lock out open-source Linux devs yet again

IsJustabloke
Meh

Gosh...

what a lot of dick waving there is in here.

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

IsJustabloke
Meh

Re: Dieselgate

If I could upvote a 100 times I would.

I bloody hate the lazy jounolistic trick of sticking "..gate" on the end of everything. It was clever the very first time but after that its become a cliche and for me it makes me wonder just how lazy is the journo and can I trust the rest of what he/she/it has written.

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India follows up Mars orbiter with successful space observatory launch

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I know this isn't really the correct forum but...

Shouldn't they be using the money for this towards sorting out the horrendous poverty in their country rather than relying on handouts from the UK among others?

I'm sorry but it really ticks me off.

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Vodafone left the lonely singleton as Liberty deal kiboshed

IsJustabloke
FAIL

They're shit

and they deserve to die as a brand and company.

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NASA announcement of MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY imminent: WHAT can it be?

IsJustabloke
Mushroom

come on...

we've all seen the documentary "Iron Sky"

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