* Posts by IsJustabloke

427 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010

Page:

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

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

2
0

French, German ministers demand new encryption backdoor law

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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?

5
0

Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

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.

6
1

German minister seeks facial recognition at airports, train stations

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

ahem

<yoda>

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

</yoda>

3
1

My headset is reading my mind and talking behind my back

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Happy

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.

9
0

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

"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

3
0

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

Re: wats next

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

HMRC say: Challenge accepted!

16
0

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Happy

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" ?

1
0

Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge

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.

18
4

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Coat

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

1
6

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Thumb Up

You know...

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

7
0

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
WTF?

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.

0
1

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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.

60
0

Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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

11
5

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

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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!

0
0

Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
WTF?

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

7
0

BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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!

5
0
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

Re: Dear BBC

I think you'll find the feeling is mutual.

3
1

PHP flaws allowed God mode access to top smut site

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Trollface

Snigger...

" abuse their members"

*snigger*

10
0

Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

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.

5
4
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
FAIL

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.

3
0
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
FAIL

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.

2
0

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Thumb Up

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?

0
0
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Unhappy

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.

3
0
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge

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.

0
4
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Paris Hilton

Ummmm.....

Isn't tribble dung simply more tribbles?

I saw the original Trailer for this whenever it was and thought right there and then that this would be the first Trek movie I've not seen at teh movies. Nothing in this review has changed that.

0
0

Cycling paramedics in epic rush to save patient who ate stale sandwich

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
WTF?

@danny 14

As a life long asthma suffering and having had many trips to A&E both under my own steam and in the back of an ambulance, I do not believe you.

In fact more often than not I have been told the exact opposite ie "do not hesitate, call and ambulance and come to A&E"

An uncontrolled asthma attack is life threatening and is considered a perfectly valid reason to call an ambulance and visit A&E.

1
0

AWS works on 'urgent' deals for UK customers as £ dips against $

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Megaphone

Re: ...rather than simply paying as you go

That applys to everything in the world of IT... if I buy widget "x" today I *know* it'll be cheaper in a couple of weeks time

It was ever thus.

3
0

Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

Re: Well there is a point to this

Well let me put it to you like this.....

"There's a way to communicate an opinion"

or

"There's a way to fucking communicate an opinion you fucking dangleberry! "

Difficult to respect *anyone* that communicates the way he seems to.

8
1
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

hmmmm...

He's a bit of a "ladygarden" really isn't he?

1
2

Facebook ‘glitch’ that deleted the Philando Castile shooting vid: It was the police – sources

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

Re: Guns don't kill people....

@AC

ummmm... let me get this straight... you think "Brexit" is causing race riots in Dallas ?

Let's hope you don't have a gun because you're clearly pissed! (No not angry, drunk)

38
1

Wealthy youngsters more likely to be freetards than anyone else – study

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

That whooshing sound....

"Yes, poor Rupert needs the money."

... you heard was the point flying high over your head.

8
1

Theft of twenty-somethings' IDs surges

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

hmmmm.....

I heard a guy on the radio this morning..

said he'd put all his data into a website to pay for some trainers, they were 200 quid and if he'd paid with credit card they wanted to add a fiver, so I decided to use bank transfer, next thing I knew they'd set up a fake paypal account in my name because they hdd all my details... [pause] and I never did get my trainers [dailymailsadface (tm)]

I think that vignette explains the surge quite well really.

8
1

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: @tony72 -- A final throw of the dice before

"Maybe a pay for Win without ads is coming..."

Yeah because no subscription service ever includes adverts as well....

3
0

Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge

Re: And the house of lords?

"So it's possible that the most important decision to affect the UK in my lifetime is going to be taken not only by someone over whom I have no control whatsoever but someone who I didn't even know was going to be in the position to make that decision."

hmmm... I wonder if we can find any parallels in recent times.... like perhaps when Blair handed the reigns of government to Brown but I'm guessing you think thought that was ok.

4
1

Last panel in place, China ready to boot up giant telescope

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Trollface

Re: size conversions

To quote a brilliant mind of of our age, the great Aleister Dabbs: "Wales is, of course, so small that it could fit inside Wales."

well strictly speaking Wales is exactly the right size to fit inside Wales

0
0

Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Stop

Re: I'm not sure how amenable the French will be

We've voted to leave the EU not NATO.

2
1

Pollster who called the EU referendum right: No late Leave swing after all

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

this....

"Lastly, polls rely on people accurately telling us about their future behaviour."

No one I know has ever admitted to giving any kind of pollster a true answer.

8
0

Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

@tnovelli

"Personally I would feel safer with a texting drunk driver at the wheel than ANY 'autopilot' or self-driving car."

sigh.....

7
1

This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: Procurement departments are a waste of space

Steady on Spoon old boy.... a bit off message there aren't you?

1
0

Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Happy

Re: There was no goal..

Deal!

5
0

Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: first online shopping

Whatever happened to Watford Electronics?

this -> http://www.saverstore.com/

1
0

Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge

Re: I'll pass thanks

We are not the only country in the EU with a large Eurosceptic contingency. I have friends in Spain, Italy and Germany and many of them are as worried about "ever closer union" as a lot of Brits are.

Euro Politicians all refuse to even entertain the possibility that the road they are intent on travelling might not be what ordinary people want. This is a political project, its driven by politicians many of whom are failed politicians in their own countries but have found a "safe harbour" in the workings of the EU.

There is a lot of good about the EU. A lot of good but there is also a lot of dodgy or bad. How are we to force *our* politicians (who are mostly for the EU) that a good number of people have some reservations?

Anywho, one way or another there are gonna be a lot of pissed off people on friday morning and they're all gonna be bitching about it on social media, in the papers, on the TV..... that's when teh real nightmare begins!

9
0

Brexit: More cash for mobile operators or consumers? Pick one

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: The fact that cheap/zero roaming charges are a headline benefit of the Remain camp says it all

" I am for leave because I am pro Europe and hope that by making the hard choice we can push the EU into a new and better path that will better serve the great individuality of the member countries while improving social and standards of life for all. "

I've been trying to get this point across to lots of people but I get shouted down.

2
1

Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Facepalm

hmmmm

"This study may be viewed as evidence for cats having a rudimentary understanding of gravity."

It *may* be viewed that way but only by idiots.

Each time I read about a "scientist" devising an experiment involving cats, its clear to me that the scientist involved has never actually spent any time with a cat

7
0
IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: This is all well and good

Not just Japanese....

http://ladydinahs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Lady-Dinah-Sample-Menu-Standard-Bookings.pdf

I understand from a friend there's quite a waiting list....

I go to a cafe to eat/drink in peace, if I want cat in my coffee I'll stay at home.

2
1

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for the price of 36 Instagrams

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Trollface

Re: Bonkers RE Tell us how the markets are going to see this as a positive?

From the article....

"Microsoft’s shares were down five per cent on its Friday closing price on the news but have since recovered"

I guess the markets weren't that bothered after all.

2
0

Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

Re: Taking offence

Firstly, I think your post says more about you than the impression given by people sporting the English flag and secondly, you appear t have mistaken an opinion for actual fact.

5
3

One ad-free day: Three UK to block adverts across network in June

IsJustabloke
Bronze badge
Meh

ummm....

did you ask them to stop? every SMS I got from them finished with how to opt out... I followed the instructions, no more texts (except service realted ones of course but I don't mind those)

1
1

Page:

Forums