* Posts by IsJustabloke

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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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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.

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

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@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.

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

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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.

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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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.

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hmmmm...

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

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

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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)

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

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That whooshing sound....

"Yes, poor Rupert needs the money."

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

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Theft of twenty-somethings' IDs surges

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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.

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

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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....

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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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.

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

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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

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

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

We've voted to leave the EU not NATO.

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

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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.

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

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@tnovelli

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

sigh.....

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

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Re: Procurement departments are a waste of space

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

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

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Re: There was no goal..

Deal!

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Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

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Re: first online shopping

Whatever happened to Watford Electronics?

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

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Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

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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!

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

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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.

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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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

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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.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for the price of 36 Instagrams

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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)

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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The problem with killing that wasp is that a couple of his mates *will* show up shortly afterwards. I guess we're seeing that already with the win 10 upgrade...

I don't really mind TBH, so far I've managed to avoid teh various nags screens / stealth downloads.

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Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this

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RE Nuisance lawsuit, I wonder whose funding it.

Garmin... ;)

I have a Fitbit blaze and I wouldn't trust the HR monitor as anything other than an indication that I have a heart rate. Fitbit themselves say that it loses accuracy as the workout becomes more vigorous.

I don't expect it to be medically accurate and for my purposes its good enough. It increases as I exercise and decreases when I rest. The range is what's important for me. If it tells me my resting heart rate is circa 62/63 pretty much all the time and then suddenly starts reporting it as 50 then that would ring a bell, likewise the upper end. If it suddenly peaks beyond the kind of number I'm used to seeing then it's a "hmmm" moment.

when we weight ourselves,we do it on the same machine at the same time in the same way because we understand the numbers in relation to the previous numbers.

None of this is rocket science.

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BBC's Britflix likely dead before the ink has even dried on the news

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I have no problem...

... with the licence per se but I do think that iPlayer should be restricted to "authorised users" *every* other service has an "authorised user" interface. I can't just fire up Amazon and watch their stuff for free just because it happens to be an online streaming service. Why should I or anyone be able to do so with the iplayer? I pay for a licence, I'm already authenticated, all iPlayer has to do is ask me to prove it.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: That's quite a pro-vaping article.

re "I'm guessing you've never set about quitting smoking."

Its not hard, you just stop. If you really want to quit smoking then you will and all you have to do is stop.

The fact is most people who say they want to give up don't really want to and so they find it difficult or look for reasons why they failed.

as far as I can see, vaping is simply swapping one addiction delivery method for another but it is at least a healthier way of getting a fix. Mind you teh down side is that most people sucking on a vape' don't seem to realize just how silly they look :D

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World goes SIM-free, leaving Sony and HTC trailing behind

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Re: Ugh? What is he talking about?

I can't upvote twice but I would if I could.

I *really* don't understand why Sony are all but totally ignored by Journos. My Z1 is a fantastic phone... solid reliable, excellent battery life. Its been updated three times by Sony (Although I doubt I'll get any more :( ) water/dust proof long before anyone else... I had a battery problem, Sony collected / fixed and returned the phone in a week, all under warranty. Good looking phone, no bloatware, great camera. Really it's just plus points.

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Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

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Re: Er... NO!!!! @stizzleswick

You are not the target user when the op stated that it should be "more windows like"

Typically you are assuming that all users want to "fiddle" with their installations and that is a wrong assumption.

The vast majority of users want to install something and do "stuff" because that is how the vast majority of users use their PC's. It really doesn't matter how much you wish it were oherwise, it isn't and never will be, get over it.

For the vast majority of users their experience is with windows and they don't really care one way or the other all they want is to "do stuff" within an environment they mostly recognise.

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Apple man found dead at Cupertino HQ, gun discovered nearby

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I suspect that in the US it'll probably be easier to ban people than guns though...

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Re: Oh goodness how awful @David Dawson

It's called "Virtue signalling" and is very much a modern phenomenon . Its a product of the "social media" generation although here in the UK at least, you could say that it all began with the death of Diana.

People scrabble to indicate to others just what a lovely, nice person they are by the simple expedient of claiming sympathy for complete strangers ( or people they may *think* they know vicariously) and of course this makes them a better, nicer person then *you* because if you now say "I have sympathy for x" you're simply following their lead. There was a very interesting article about it in The Spectator late last year.

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Remain in the EU and help me snoop on the world, says Theresa May

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ummmm....

"She added these agreements help the UK "to turn foreign criminals away at the border, prevent money laundering by terrorists and criminals, get foreign criminals out of our prisons and back to their home countries, investigate cases that cross borders, and share forensic data like DNA and fingerprinting much more quickly."

Can't say that agrees with the general perception which would be the exact opposite and perception as they say is king.

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Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff

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Re: Not a good move Apple!

Apple don't give a stuff about anyone's goodwill. They never have and they never will.

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

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Re: App Switcher

Are you sure? It doesn't appear in the app switcher on my xperia

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Re: So how does the sound stack...

who'd have thought the company that invented personal audio players might know a thing or two about squeezing top sound out of their (rather good) mobey's?

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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I know I'm suppose to be outraged by this BUT...

... the truth is I'm really not.

I genuinely do not have a problem with the spooks having data on me.

I do have a problem with some jobsworth from the council having access to it though.. presumably so that he can check that I'm putting the correct recyclables in the correct bin.

And seriously, some of the tinfoil hat wearing in this thread is beyond ridiculous.

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Well...

"looking up their families, colleagues and even themselves"

If I was a dodgy spy I'd probably be very interested in what they have on the database about me or my family, afterall the data they hold could tell me if I'm in danger of having my collar felt so it is a bit dodgy really.

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