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* Posts by Crisp

1901 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Oi, butterfingers! Drop your mobe in a pint? Hope it's not an iPhone

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I've seen a ruggedised mobile phone used to hammer a nail into a wall.

You can get nigh on indestructible phones, but they are bloody expensive.

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Moss reanimates after 400 years in DEEP FREEZE

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The Zombie Apocalypse Begins.

I predict that these are the first wave of scouts for a larger zombie army.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Corporate tax is not a moral issue

Oh it so is! Just because it's a corporation and not a person doing it, doesn't absolve the corporation (and the people that make up that corporation) of their moral duty.

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Stand by for PURPLE KETCHUP as boffins breed SUPER TOMATOES

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Re: We should not meddle in things only barely understood...

If I followed that maxim then I'd never get anything done!

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Daft tweet by Speaker Bercow's loquacious wife DID libel lord

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Re: Could she be riding on the coat tails

Well she's got no achievements or skills of her own.

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Open wide, Google: Here comes an advertising antitrust probe

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Close your mouth Google.

It's going in the other end.

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Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

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That is an obscene amount of money to spend on a toy

Feed starving children like Bill Gates? No, it's a V2 rocket for me!

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China’s state-run rags brand Mars One mission a scam

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We get to watch people die on mars on live TV?

I can't see how this could possibly go wrong.

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The BOFH is BACK: And it's cloudy with a 90% chance of beatings

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Sometimes there's just no substitute for percussive teaching methods.

I swear by them!

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Google to double encryption key lengths for SSL certs by year's end

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Re: Pah

That's going to be one big keyring.

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

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Real mode could run on anything up to a 286.

Really! Really?

Have you actually tried running Windows 3.0 on an 8MHz 8086?

I have, and I can personally tell you that it's no laughing matter.

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Ed Miliband brands Google's UK tax avoidance 'WRONG'

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This is news?

Someone ought to tell Miliband that he missed that bandwagon.

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Irish deputy PM: You want more tax from Apple? Your problem, not ours

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Re: The value of "IP"

9.53562951413 Surely?

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German robots sent to Oz to make GPS millimetre-perfect

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Re: Impressive.

It's a german robot. It's not afraid of a little weather.

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They WANT to EAT YOUR COMPUTER - welcome your ANT overlords

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Re: My manager has an ant colony in her monitor.

Awesome! How much do you have to pay for one of those?

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Re: What is wrong with the downvoting turds lately?

I don't think that downvoting Eadon is that effective. I think he collects downvotes and downvoting him is providing him with negative attention. If people stopped reacting to his obvious trolling, then he'd get bored and go away.

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Gay marriage? We'll put a stop to that 'human BUG', says Nintendo

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Love is not a malfunction!

Why can't they leave software in loving, respectful relationships alone?

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US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

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Re: Who mentioned Windows?

Eadon did.

It's what he does.

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Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace

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Re: Never accuse Murdoch

How has that guy escaped jail for so long?

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Google research chief: 'Emergent artificial intelligence? Hogwash!'

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Re: What happens when Humans no longer have to do anything?

You'll be used as a cheap source of fuel for those of us that have to maintain humanities metal overlords.

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Re: So how did intelligence emerge in humans?

I believe that one of the prevailing theories at the moment is that our intelligence was a consequence of our ability to throw rocks at targets with a great deal of accuracy.

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Half of youngsters would swap PRIVACY for... cheaper insurance

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Re: driving exceeding certain criteria

Won't this foster a behaviour to game the system rather than drive safely? If braking harshly is going to up my insurance premiums, I may chose another evasive maneuver that may not be as effective.

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How does being tracked translate to cheaper car insurance?

It doesn't seem logical.

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Microsoft conceals job ad in Bing homepage

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That's knowing your audience.

And some cheap targeted job advertising.

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Congress asks Google to explain Glass privacy policies

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Re: What type of information it can reveal about another person?

Presumably that would be any information that the person in question had made public.

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Copyright minister admits: Google has better access to No. 10 than me

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Google bribes government officials

And the police do nothing about it. This isn't even the thin end of the wedge. Big companies do this all the time.

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Oi, Google! Stop LIBELLING us Germans, fix your autocomplete

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Re: Outraged!!!!

Then you shouldn't have turned off safe search then!

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So just turn autocomplete off on google.de

The problem magically goes away then.

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My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?

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Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Another game title that came with a scratch and sniff card :)

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Hemp used to make graphene-like supercapacitors

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Hemp bast is a waste product?

Then what exactly are they growing this hemp for?

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Currant Bun erects £2 paywall: Wraps digi-paper around free footie

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Re: More importantly

There are boobs on the internet!?

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You want to put 3D gun designs on the web? You'll need a 2D printer

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Re: international dissemination

So like the 56-bit/128-bit encryption issue from a few years back?

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Re: dangerous precedent

There are plenty of files that are illegal to possess.

But I agree that plans for a weapon are not a weapon. Plans require a certain amount of expertise and tools in order for someone to turn them into something that works.

Otherwise, I'm probably in a lot of trouble for owning the plans for a Deathstar like battle fortress. That's got to be a weapon of mass destruction in anybody's book.

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Re: intellicracy

That might not be a good idea. While I may be smart, I may not be benevolent or well informed. My extra votes may well do more harm than good.

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

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Re: but let's be honest

Not only can I not afford it. But I'll never be able to afford it if my taxes have to keep subsidising big businesses that can more than afford to pay the tax they owe.

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Shouldn't the UK Gov start upping it's game then?

It's not like the government has to ask companies very very nicely for their taxes. Why can they not do what they do with the rest of the populace and just take the money?

The companies that pay too much tax can always claim it back later.

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Brits' phone tracking, web history touted to cops: The TRUTH

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Re: If

It's not your data though is it? It's theirs. But I get your point. They are making money indirectly from you paying for a service. Rather than make you pay through the nose for the service, they could be using this money to lower your bill.

Maybe you'll see a lower bill in future as EE now has alternate revenue streams.

(Yeah, I had trouble keeping a straight face when I was typing that)

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Drone to deliver beer-as-a-service

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Re: As a guy who once was paid good money to jump out of perfectly good airplanes ...

Surely a truly smart can would open and pour itself too?

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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Kantar Media

Sounds like a rock solid research group.

What could go wrong with getting a bunch of marketing types to try using science?

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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Not sure if the article is lambasting Apple

Or the practices of businesses that need to know the ins and outs of a ducks arse before they sell you something and using Apple as an example.

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Degenerate dwarfs tear neighbors limb from limb

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Re: Oh Noooooooes Only 4 *billion* years left.

But probably not long until the next big asteroid hits.

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Boffins' invisible magnetic ring pieces: Next-gen mobe emitters

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Re: Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?

Miracles.

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It was really impressive!

I couldn't even see the wires!

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Brit unis get £7.5m of taxpayers' cash for cybersecurity PhDs

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Course Prerequisits

What are they?

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Snoopers' charter rests in shallow grave - likely to rise again

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Re: Remember what happened last time IP addresses were used to "identify" criminals ?

That worked out really well for all concerned didn't it?

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Re: Please won't somebody think of the children?

But pedoterrorists are coming to copy our music!

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Retro-tech fan seeks cash for Commodore 64 clones

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I'd like a brand spanking new C64

But where the hell am I going to be able to buy tapes for it?

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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

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So back to pressing play and record on the tape deck when a song I like comes on?

Mines the one with a mix tape in the pocket.

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Stealthy, malware-spewing server attack not limited to Apache

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Re: Surprise

I think I'll ignore the opinions of someone who couldn't be bothered to read the article.

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Re: copyright, intellectual property, terrorism & pron.

None of those things are things that I worry about.

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