* Posts by IsJustabloke

230 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010

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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

IsJustabloke

Re: The snag with this next day free delivery is that

I recently had some correspondence with the MD on their choice of courier....I was willing to pay more for a proper standard next day delivery service as well, his response was that if I paid the extra I could upgrade to "before midday" which was always sent by Royal Mail.... I pointed out to him that I'll be dealing with CCL online in future for *all* my orders because of his choice of courier.

Also I have no flag for the ASA but they are right Ebuyers delivery claims are bollocks, they always have been.

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American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

IsJustabloke

Re: Prefer danish Bacon

We don't.

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Meh

American bacon... What's wrong with it?

take a lovely smoked streaky bacon slice.... then roll it between 2 steel rollers until it has attained a glass like sheen, is approximately 1 mm thick and will send shards flying across the room with sufficient force to slice open wrist and necks should you be so foolish as to attempt to skewer it with a fork.

In the event you should actually manage to get a piece in your mouth you'll find that it has no flavour, actually feels like glass in your mouth and will slice your gums / tongue into ribbons.

That's whats wrong with it.

And while we're on the subject... flat roundish fried meat things are not sausages

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Independent inquiry into British air-traffic-control IT nightmare

IsJustabloke

Re: Political PHBs

Politicians should obliged by law to keep their mouths shut

FTFY - no charge.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

IsJustabloke

Re: one film edit

Like a Non-directors cut

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IsJustabloke

Re: @big_D

Where was Tom Bombadil? Quite rightly no where to be seen or heard!

The LOTR films were superb tales of good versus bad and had they been completely accurate renditions of the books that would have been even better because the books are great stories terribly told.

The Hobbit would have made a single excellent movie or at a push two but there was never enough story there for a trilogy.

The Hobbit as a book is everything the LOTR trilogy isn't.... readable and enjoyable without having to edit out all the shit "elven poetry" and the likes of "Tom Bombadil" ... if you want that shit go read "Giles of Ham"

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EU law bods: New eCall crash system WON'T TRACK YOU. Really

IsJustabloke
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Re: Old news

luckily, I don't drive a BMW so I'd be surprised if they were tracking me.

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on the upside....

There's no mention of retro fitting the things to older cars... yet,

This is not dissimilar to the recent experiment with insurance company's offering to fit a black box to your car to monitor your driving .... that experiment was deemed a failure because unsurprisingly not enough drivers were willing to be monitored every time they got in the car.

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One-click, net-modelled UK copyright hub comes a step closer

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Facepalm

This is what I agree to...

I took the photographs therefore I own them. if you want to use them then you'll need my permission. if you use them without my permission then you might as well stick your hand in my pocket and help yourself to some loose change.That sound like stealing to me. Its not rocket science.

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Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

IsJustabloke

I have only this to add...

"shibboleet"

(806)

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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Stop

Re: And for women?

I imagine that in a society as egalitarian as the Dutch one is supposed to be there would be no problem should they want to. Its not unknown for women to er.... back up to a urinal.

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Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty

IsJustabloke

The MINI a good looking car you say?

You sir, are a buffoon.

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Amazon DROPS next day delivery amid Cyber Monday MADNESS

IsJustabloke

5.5 million sales...

and they still won't post a taxable profit.

Also you know that Christmas is still 3 weeks away right? I think even Yodel could get a parcel to you in 3 weeks.

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

IsJustabloke

Those sabres are an Abrahms wet dream...

Imagine the lens flare he'll get off of those suckers.

I found myself seriously underwhelmed by that trailer. I'm telling myself that its because I'm keeping my expectations low.

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

IsJustabloke

Re: Might actually be good. someone who

KW Jetter is an appallingly bad writer.

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IsJustabloke

Re: Surely Harrison Ford is now too old to play a character with an engineered short life-span?

I took that to be a bit of "messing with his head" .... there was nothing in the statement that implied the her death was imminent

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Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

IsJustabloke

Re: Just one question.... That's two.

Why does the first version of his question have more upvotes than the second....dd some commentards change their minds?

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IsJustabloke

Re: Logo on the back I can understand...

ummmm..... MY current SONY has the brand back and front.... as did my sammy before that and my HTC before that and indeed the Nokia I had before that.

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Trollface

Re: Finland should consider itself lucky

I think you'll find that they know where Ukraine is rather the Crimea ;)

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IsJustabloke

Re: Meh

I always thought mungnuts were a type of Edamame

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Vodafone's 4G investment is beginning to pay off

IsJustabloke

Vodashite

They may have 4G somewhere but its certainly no where near anywhere that I am, they're happy enough to charge me for it but are strangely reluctant to offer me a discount even though by their own admission the likelihood of my home town getting 4G from them is akin to the devil skating to work. I don't really care about 4g but if they are going to charge me for it then perhaps they should supply it.

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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

IsJustabloke
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Re: Android OEMs are copying Apple in all the wrong ways

How strange... My Xperia Z1 has had two updates and is due to get another in the new year. I can't say its particularly bloaty either.... yes it includes the awesome Walkman media player and its album software is pretty darn good too ( along with its class leading camera) Oh... and its waterproofing.

Yeah, I see what you're saying its utter rubbish!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Thumb Up

Good for him... its good he works in a society that allow him to express his sexuality without fear or censure, I don't really give a stuff one way or the other.

I'm not too sure about the "gift from God" stuff though.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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Stop

You married foreign nationals....

Which means that you probably spend a lot of time in the company the foreign nationals that make up their friends and families and so will undoubtedly have a view coloured by that experience.

This is akin to the small vocal minority that use internet forums who somehow come to believe that their collective view / wisdom is in fact the correct view.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

IsJustabloke
WTF?

Re: Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew?

Why are you so bothered?

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

IsJustabloke

Re: OEM Bloat not Decreased since Z1?

horses for course.... I think the Walkman app is superb and the album app is being upgraded all the time, so I disagree with your view in its entirety

As a side note.... you'd think that the company that *invented* personal music players might have a clue or two about mobile music and they do. .

My one small gripe is that otherwise great ear buds have a tendency to work loose no matter what size bud I pick and the round the back of the head design is a pain...

I would also disagree with the talk of OEM bloat because anyone who thinks the SONY has bloatware on it has obviously never owned an a handset supplied by Orange.

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: hold on...

You're missing the point.

The point is not to teach them "programming", the point is to spark interest in programming and I imagine that this will do the job nicely...

PASCAL is a great language to teach people the basics of programming.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

IsJustabloke
Joke

Re: Dammit the male internet made me post !!

Oh I dunno.... I probably would. I don't have to talk to her and as long as I can keep her mouth busy...

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EU competition chief goes after Amazon’s delux Lux tax deal

IsJustabloke

Re: 11 years to investigate...

I was going to make a similar point about an investigation that can't get its own financial house in order investigating another organisation for financial irregularities

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Fiat 500S: So pleasingly sporty we didn't want to give it back

IsJustabloke

Re: Small petrol is back!

No, the Ka is built on the same platform as the 500 but the platform is all FIAT baby!

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

IsJustabloke

I'm increasingly amazed that...

no one at the BBC has the balls to take Moffat to one side and tell him what a cunt he is and what a shit job he's done with their "flagship" show.

I'll be honest I've not been the biggest fan of the reboot but this stuff has just been truly truly truly awful.

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

IsJustabloke

Re: I concur

I've never had a problem renewing online either but then I always wait until a few days after teh renewal date before I renew.

I like to live dangerously......

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

RE Celebrities appear to be fair game to some, put yourself out there expect adulation

Could you be anymore ignorant?

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

IsJustabloke

Looper

he starred alongside Bruce Willis in the rather good Looper.

However, I doubt he could rescue a movie on this subject , created by Oliver Stone, whose best work is definitely behind him.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

IsJustabloke

Re: Why does the Moon have gravity?

I have been known to think of grinding in an affectionate way but it's in an entirely different context....

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

IsJustabloke

legal requirement

Yeah, I was gonna say this... mine was replaced just recently too. A non smart but didgital replacement for the dial and pointer meter that was originally fitted.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

IsJustabloke

Re: OnePlus One

My xperia z1 has one and it works very well indeed

And yes, in my experience they all require the headset as an antenna although once the radio is going you can remove the headset but it does noticeably degrade signal quality as you would expect.

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Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd

IsJustabloke

Re: just me ?? re Yes. It's definitely just you that carries their phone on a belt-worn holder

and Moss

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

IsJustabloke

Re: "Soon"

or instead of trying to be "cool", you could have just used the word Police

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

IsJustabloke

Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave

I'm afraid you sir, are mistaken.... if you buy your sausages from a proper butcher they are indeed mostly made of meat... the same cannot be said of value supermarket sossies though.

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Stop

Re: So basiclly,

American "bacon" doesn't count as bacon; it being the thickness of a gnats penis and grilled until it has attained a glass / plastic like sheen and that when an attempt is made to stab it with a fork it will shatter into a meellllionnnn pieces each flying off the plate in a spray pattern similar to an exploding shell's shrapnel Or something called sausage, that is actually a burger... No I'm afraid you American's can teach us nothing about the breakfast.

Its a called a full English around the world for a reason you know. ;)

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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

IsJustabloke

EE / Orange lost me as a customer after 12 + years

last April because I got fed up with being asked to bend over. Ironically I moved to Vodafone, honestly in terms of service provision I am considerably worse off than I was under Orange but as I repeatedly explained to them, I have no other way of registering my protest at them and so even if I end up with worse service They've left me no choice.

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

IsJustabloke
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Re: Valkyrie - Lol you big girl.

Yes I suspect "LUCY" is a girl. *rolleyes*

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

IsJustabloke

well you my old fruit are talking bollocks... how can it be a proper synopsis of a who episode without mention of the sonic "universal fixer of everything (tm)" Screwdriver?

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

IsJustabloke

Re: Truisms Spoken Aloud

An American chiding an Englishman for flag waving is more than a little comical. :D

The language is called English because when we ruled most of the globe we took *our* language with us and taught it to the locals not wanting to bother with learning all the piddling little local languages.

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Selfies are OVER: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'

IsJustabloke

Re: Sleeveface at the MOMA?

I am neither a hipster or a granny. I have a lot of vinyl... some new, some stuff I bought years ago.

So I guess the answer is "yes"

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

IsJustabloke
WTF?

Re: The witch hunt continues

"As for the "witch hunt" remark, you're coming dangerously close to IYLISMWDYGLT territory"

What?

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

IsJustabloke
Facepalm

Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

twat. that is all.

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They want me to install CCTV to see what YOU did in the TOILET

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Stop

Re: Hang on a second

I don't believe there was any mention of gender...

think about the guy waking from a drunken stupor to be told about the show he and the big blonde swede put on last night and then being introduced to "Erik"

;)

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How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

IsJustabloke
Megaphone

Re: Something doesn't add up here...

I would suggest there is a world of difference between telling your immediate family and making an announcement to all and sundry on Facebook which is surely akin to taking out a full page advert in a national advert.

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