* Posts by wolfetone

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Queen guitarist Brian May releases virtual reality viewer

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Re: 360° badger sett simulator

You would think that badgers were his only Love Token. But you'd be wrong.

He has a Business building his own guitars and selling them through carefully selected retailers, which in fairness makes this side project a particularly Good Company. You would think he'd be Under Pressure from other parts of his private life, but thankfully that isn't the case.

His wife Angie seems to be a Sweet Lady and keeps him in check. She's been a source of inspiration to him too, inspiring the song I Want It All.

I think it's obvious however that I may be a little Long Away from being just a fair weather fan, as he's an inspiration to me in my guitar playing and song making. But I best finish this now, It's Late.

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Beat me to it.

But I'd also like to add that he's a proper Doctor, not one of these honorary ones.

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BBC post-Savile culture change means staff can 'speak truth to power'

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Ah, so it was the threat of punishment for speaking out against a man who systematically abused children for decades that stopped them speaking out.

All makes sense now. The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many to some people doesn't it?

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Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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"Why is the American date format being used in this article? It's not an American company, presumably the author is not American, and the Reg itself is .co.uk site.

We need to be encouraging the Americans to use a sensible date format, like the rest of the world. Not pandering to their stubbornness"

Nigel Farage a.k.a Anonymous Coward,

You'll get your vote in a few weeks to take the country away from the foreigners so that you can ban anyone who is not English from coming in to the UK. Until then, pipe down.

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I'm in the same position, but I also recall there is now a charge levied by 123 Reg if you want to transfer your domain away from them.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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Re: Surface phone's not going to surface

"What a waste of time, money, and jobs."

I'm sure Little Johnny had a good christmas though with all the money his Mom/Dad made from working on the project.

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Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

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James Bond/007 Isn't a Person

So it's entirely plausible that 007 could be a woman.

There is a theory, and a strong one I think, that 007/James Bond is a code name. It's not actually one person played throughout the years but rather something designated to a number of people. As far as I know, this is something MI5 do with their agents, and Ian Fleming worked in those agencies, so it's completely plausible.

But, I draw a line at there being a "black" James Bond or a "female" James/Jane Bond. We need a good actor to play the role of a spy. It should be given on merit, just not what the public think we should have. If Anderson makes an amazing Jane Bond, then give her the part. If Elba makes an amazing James Bond, give him the part. But give it on merit, not the colour of the actors skin or gender.

For the record, I'd quite like to see Colin Salmon be James Bond. He was spoke about before years ago before Craig got the part, and he played a good Chief of Staff in Tomorrow Never Dies. Plus he was brilliant in Clubbed.

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Don't tell the Cabinet Office: HMRC is building its own online ID system

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Re: May I just say...

From bean to cup, they fuck up.

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LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

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Glad to see my 987654321 password isn't in the Top 6.

I'm doing security correctly.

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Surrey teen charged over Mumsnet hack attack

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"That doesn''t entitle him to smash the site up, or 'swat' its owners. Bernie Madoff had talent too, should he have been "given" a job in a bank instead of being jailed?"

Totally different situations. Frank Abagnale was committing fraud for years (even flew a plane, he can't fly a plane but he pretended he could). He was eventually caught, what happened to him? Given a job by the government to help them on fraud cases. The bloke hasn't done too badly for himself on the right side of the law since then.

This country has a fetish for punishing kids and young adults for crimes that the judge has absolutely no clue about and that the "victims" are embarrassed by the offender. In this case, the admins who swore blind they secured the site.

Prisons are seen by the public as places to be punished, when actually yes they are there to do time at Her Majesty's pleasure but they're also places to be rehabilitated and integrate the prisoner in to public life afterwards.

The problem though is that once the offender has came out of prison after doing their time, they try and integrate back in to society. They apply for jobs, but because you have to declare criminal convictions they won't get the job because the employer doesn't want an ex-con working for them. So what happens? The offender gets a really thankless job with no hope of improving their situation, or re-offend.

It's insane to ruin a kid or young adults life like this. There are plenty of things I did when I was 18 that 10 years on I would cringe at doing. And it's all well and good saying "Well when I was 18 I knew not to do X or what would happen if I do Y" - fair enough that's you. You aren't the rule.

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Why joke?

The kid has a talent, obviously a bigger talent than the clowns who set the site up in the first place. So what does this country do? Throw him in the slammer or give him a criminal record which will make his employment chances harder in the UK.

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Give him a job instead of putting him through the courts.

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Wayne Rooney razzles in X-Men: Apocalypse plug

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Improved.

His acting has improved a lot since his acting in this wine advert.

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that Ryan Giggs' performance wasn't too bad. However, remember that he had plenty of practice lying when he was sleeping with his brothers wife.

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Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

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It looks a bit interesting, but it's got nothing on the sexualness of the Antonov An-225. It's a very manly looking plane.

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UK digital minister denies legal right to 10Mbps is 'damp squib'

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Re: Bandwidth has diminishing returns

"Getting 99.9% of farmers up to 2Mbps would be money better spent than getting 50% up to 10Mbps or higher."

Surely the cheaper solution would be to reduce the size of the PDF so it's quicker for Farmer Giles to download? Or someone goes to one of their (regular) farmer meet ups with a laptop where I person downloads it and then distributes it to the people who need it?

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Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead?

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No.

It would mean Katie Hopkins would never die.

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Dark net LinkedIn sale looks like the real deal

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The main reason why I'll be deleting my LinkedIn account is the daily emails I get from recruiters wanting to connect with me. Either that or chaps from India wanting to connect with me because they feel I may want to out source my work.

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Queen's Speech: Ministers, release the spaceplanes!*

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Re: In the light of recent revelations...

"I thought that the Conservatives had admitted the rules had been breached but it was all a big misunderstanding and all the fault of some junior unpaid volunteer. Criminal intent or honest mistake is for the courts to decide, but those seats were still "won" by breaking the rules and should be uncontested."

It's always a misunderstanding and the fault of some one else when someone is caught doing something they shouldn't. Like it was a complete misunderstanding that I filled my car up with £60 of petrol and drove off without paying, and that actually it was the cashiers fault for not telling me to pay in the first place. You can see how this goes?

And let us not begin to mention how a van with 10,000 votes was stolen on the night of the election. Coincidence? You could say that. Or it could be something else. Who knows? Probably just a misunderstanding and the drivers fault for not clamping the wheel of the vehicle.

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Re: Age Verification

"How do readers expect it could be handled?"

Easy.

"Enter your date of Birth"

or

"Click this button if you're over 18"

Age Verification For Dummies Politicians.

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Re: In the light of recent revelations...

"Should Her Majesty have refused to read the speech as it wasn't written by a legitimate government?"

No, because she's useless. She's "politically neutral" and doesn't like to get involved with politics apparently.

However, every head of state in the UK since I don't know when has the ultimate power to dissolve government should they see fit. What you've pointed out is, quite frankly, a good enough reason to dissolve the government. Although you have to remember they are just being investigated and no one has been found guilty of it yet.

But even if it does happen and they are found guilty, she won't do anything. You think of all the scandals there has been down the years, real economic problems that have affected thousands of people caused by either Labour or Conservative, she's done nothing about it. Turning up at a hospital to pull back a curtain is no sort of comfort to a mother who has just enough money to feed her child a can of beans that night while an MP claims her husbands porn film on expenses or another MP claims back a trip to a lap dancing club as a fact finding mission*.

I would think, well I'd like to think, that it'd be different if/when Charles takes over as he's already shown he's more politically minded with the numerous letters he's written to politicians over the years. But at the same time I don't think he would be any better for the country either in political terms.

TL;DR: It's a legitimate government until it's dissolved but the Queen won't do a thing about it because she doesn't want to get involved.

*a Labour MP and a Conservative MP - I can't be accused of bias.

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5% of drivers want Nigel Farage to be their in-car robo butler

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"It is mildly amusing when they use different terms for things than we do in the US. "On ramp" or "off ramp" becomes "slip road". "Legal" U-turn becomes "authorized". "Highway" or "freeway" becomes "motorway". Kinda cool, really. Like a tiny glimpse into a different culture."

It's funny you find it amusing when you heard the British (or European) words for things in your own country. However, I have to say it's a mild irritant for me to have the sat nav on my phone say "traffic circle" when I come up to a "roundabout". It's a roundabout.

No one has ever heard of The Magic Traffic Circle have they?

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Re: GORDON'S ALIVE

"Toll Charge. Use the exact amount and tell them to keep the change"

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A Nigel Farage sat nav is all well and good, but good luck trying to drive to the south of France with it.

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123-Reg has another PITSTOP

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Re: I love it when...

I like it more when someone suggests 123 Reg for hosting full stop. It means they think cheap hosting is better than reliable hosting.

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Apple's iOS updates brick iPads

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I wouldn't say I'm poor, just financially challenged.

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Strange, for a product that costs upwards of £400 for a basic model you'd expect it to handle a software update. And that the money you invest in the company by buying their products would result in quality software innovation and production that would further enhance the life of the user, not make it more difficult.

But that's none of my business.

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Radiohead vid prompts Trumpton rumpus

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Re: Eh?

The reporting of Radiohead and ignoring 50 Cent, however I've just noticed the sarcasm/joke button is broken on my computer.

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50 Cent already ripped off Thomas The Tank Engine, and NO ONE has batted an eyelid about it.

Seriously starting to dislike the double standards of El Reg these days.

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Work begins on Russian rival to Android

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Re: "Trusted"

"That's a free system of checks and balances working. It's not ideal, but tell me a better system? And compare and contrast to Russia, where there are much worse checks and balances, a lot of journalists get murdered and the government frequently puts out propaganda unchallenged."

I didn't say at any point that the way Russia conduct themselves is any better. I initially said that you could hold the view point that all media lies and that it should all be ignored.

And while journalists etc may not be murdered in the West, they are often frozen out of roles due to their reporting. And are you sure about governments being challenged in regards to their propaganda? Jeremy Hunt has been banging on for months about more people dying at weekends in hospital because Doctors don't work weekends, and used a BMA Journal article as the basis for his "reforms". The head of the BMA however wrote to him telling him that the article wasn't peer reviewed and he should stop referring to it, but he hasn't.

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Re: "Trusted"

"It's a clever way to undermine reports on the Western media."

I think this is a strange comment when you consider what the media have told us over the years.

Remember those timeless hits such as:

"1 in 5 Muslims' Sympathy for Jidadis"

"The Truth" (the infamous front page from The S*n

"Jo Suspect Is Peeping Tom" (slander front page reporting regarding Christopher Jefferies)

I could go on, but to say one country's use of the media to undermine the media in another country is silly. The Western media do a good enough job of showing themselves up without Russia's help.

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Re: "Trusted"

Well how do you gauge trust? If you are basing this on what Sky News tell you, or the usual spin that comes from the UN or America, then obviously Putin is a bad guy. If you base your trust on RT and other Russian media outlets, then Putin is a good guy and it's actually the leaders in the West who are the bad guys.

Or you could ignore all of the news outlets and trust none of them.

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Microsoft phone support contractors told to hang up after 15 minutes

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Can you top Ivan's tale?

Nope. We've reached Peak On-Call.

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United Nations orders plan for tackling online terror propaganda

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My dear fellow, this doesn't apply to her. Because she isn't a Muslim or an Irish Catholic.

Plus she's a Tory. So whatever she says go unfortunately.

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Google kneecaps payday loan ads

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Re: Fat Tony says

"Yep. If you get chloroformed you will know about it from all the throwing up you do after you wake up. Horse's head optional at this point."

But there'll be that 10 seconds you wake up and think everything is good with the world, then look to your side and see Red Rum starring back at you.

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Re: Fat Tony says

"I always wondered about this. Horse heads are big, and heavy. How would you not wake up from someone breaking into your house, coming into your bedroom, and placing a heavy object next to you?"

You're not familiar with chloroform are you?

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Label your cables: A cautionary tale from the server room

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Re: How can you tell when a user is lying to you?

""Everybody Lies" - Dr G House."

"Fake it until you make it" Albert Einstein

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Facebook promises release of own 'modular routing platform'

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Re: Call me old fashioned

"But I just feel a bit more confident with Cisco, or even Huawei, rather than a social media best known for visual regurgitation of ones dinner."

100% agree. I'd rather trust a company where by networking is it's main priority and reason for being rather than a company that profits from the collection and distribution of the information and data people give it.

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Spaniard live streams 195km/h burn-up

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Re: Meanwhile in Germany...

"Goddamn Golf Diesel I once rented was worse (only car they had, cough bullshit but hey lets fsck over the American). I thought for sure I was going to get rear ended in that god awful (and now even more polluting it turns out) slow POS. Only good thing I will say is yes being able to drive nearly anywhere in Europe on a single tank of fuel was nice until you actually had to do it that is. Also rented a four door sedan Peugeot (forget model) at one point and though I wouldn't buy one it was way better than that crappy Golf."

Yeah the Golf's have gone from being the stars of German engineering and efficiency to German PR bullshit and lies.

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Re: Meanwhile in Germany...

I did 195km/h in a Peugeot 107 on the Autobahn.

Sorry, I NEARLY did 195km/h in a Peugeot 107 on the Autobahn when it went down hill.

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Re: Another Crime Against Humanity

Promptly shared on my social networks. With the comment "Scum bags of the Internet. You know who you are".

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Re: I found...

I had a conversation with a few friends about dash cams (we're all 27/28) and one of the group said "Na man I can't have a dash cam" - yes he is a bit of a chav. We asked him why and he said the way he drives he'd be arrested if they ever saw the film. He's an absolute idiot of a driver.

But actually I can see his point of view now, if you give the video in as evidence of a crash it's showing the police/insurers how you drive the vehicle. I'm not an unsafe driver, I may go a little above the speed limit sometimes if it's a dual carriage way with no one around me. But even now thinking of buying a dashcam, I'm considering how it'll affect my driving.

The RAC though have released a dash cam that fits over the rear view mirror, like a replacement mirror. It looks very nice and will definitely be purchased as soon as I save up the £160 for it!

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Babycare e-tailer Kiddicare admits customer data breach

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You can cancel a credit card, you can't exactly cancel your home address and move to another location as easily can you?

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I do like Kiddicare's logic.

They haven't stolen your payment information, but they may know where you live.

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Prince of pop trash PerezHilton pwned, visitors hit with cryptxxx

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Chat shit, get pwned

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Don't split Openreach, says BT, and we'll splash BEELLIONS on broadband and 4G

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Re: Full Of What Makes The Grass Grow Green In Texas

"Why? Because BT slips them a bung.

There, fixed that for you."

Well at least you were quicker than OpenReach.

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Full Of What Makes The Grass Grow Green In Texas

Bullshit.

They have about as much notion to do what they're promising as I have to throw myself off the top of the building I'm working in right now. This whole line of "Oh we'll improve it we promise" has been spun year after year after year, but politicians fall for it every time with no or little improvement.

Why? Because they have absolutely no clue what BT are talking about, and whatever BT says sounds good.

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Japanese artist fined for virtual vagina files

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Re: Should be curtains for the prosecutor

These puns are a bit fishy.

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London NHS trust fined £180,000 after second bcc fail on HIV email list

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"How does someone accidentally enter 730 names in a To list ?

This should be solved by using mailing list software, not some Outlook bodge."

I worked for a youth charity and some clown of a woman emailed about 500/600 people by including everyone on a CC. I received complaints about it as I was the IT manager, and I spoke to the woman who was absolutely vile.

So, really, it's only an accident when someone gets pulled up about the matter and there's a fine involved. For everything else there's laziness.

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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Re: It's All Wrong

"When is the new airship to be commissioned? Farty McFartfarter... Hot air and all...

got it... on my way"

Before you go please name the air ship Boris Johnson.

I went there.

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Re: It's All Wrong

"If it's a sumbarine it'd be Sinky McSinkface, surely?"

I thought that, but then I saw a photo of it and it looked like a plane that floats.

But Sinky McSinkface, that's good. SOLD.

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