* Posts by GreggS

169 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Hacker and chums jailed over gold bullion hack, track 'n' grab scam

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Re: The toilet cistern?

Perhaps flushed with their successes, he thought it would be a good place to hide it.

There - i said it.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

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Lacey Jonas or Andrea Bottino?

http://www.gamesradar.com/new-yorks-courts-throw-out-the-gta-5-lindsay-lohan-case-its-satire/

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

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Re: Forgotten format?

Me too. Plex anyone?

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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They won't need to. They'll use your wi-fi signal instead;

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/06/bbc_detector_van_wi_fi_iplayer/

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Some of these choices are strange

So , Leavers;

1) HP sauce, taken away from the UK and now produced in the Netherlands. An argument for keeping things British and supporting Leave I suppose.

2) Bisto - still produced in the UK by Premier Foods.

3) ITV News?, ITV News?, come on people. Only slightly higher up the rung than Sky news. Still watching this all the time would probably have me voting to leave as well.

4) The Health Lottery. A lottery where good 'ole UK folk can spend thousands trying for the "big win" and contribute to "health related causes" - not even NHS mind and they don't even contribute to these causes as much as the National Lottery does. Run by the company owned by Richard Desmond! I suppose the justification is that this is required at all.

5) Birds Eye - An AMERICAN brand and always has been. I suppose it is difficult for people who voted leave to differentiate between mainland Europeans, Americans or any other continent for that matter (as has been proven with some of the reported post-Brexit racially motivated attacks that have taken place).

6) Iceland - Seriously? If this was the best that Britain could offer supermarket wise then i suppose i'd want to leave as well.

7) Sky News - see 3) and the fact this is owned by an Australian. I don't see them complaining about Sky Sports ruining football.

8) Cathedral city - This is still made in Cornwall, so a good British brand.

9) PG Tips - and this one.

10) Richmond - As in London? Really? It's half-owned by Russian oligarchs. The other half is owned by the Chinese.

As for the Remainers;

1) bbc.co.uk - It's not exactly TheRegister.co.uk is it?

2) BBC iplayer - It's not exactly Netflix is it?

3) Instagram - It's no Facebook, oh, wait a minute..

4) London Underground - Are they actually not on strike this week then?

5) Spotify - It's no Tidal is it? But at least it is European.

6) Airbnb - Another American site.

7) LinkedIn - sigh, this is also an American site.

8) Virgin Trains - It's no Southern Rail is it? At least it is a British "success" story, uses French & Belgian built trains.

9) Twitter - Another American web-site??? sorry i've ran out of characte

10) EasyJet - started by a Greek-Cypriot man who lives in the tax haven of Monaco.

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

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Nothing to do

with the recent Government report telling BT to get their house in order???

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GMB tests Uber 'self-employed drivers' claim at London tribunal

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Re: Care agencies seem to get away with it

Actually, this has now changed. They have to be paid for travel time as well and it has to be included in minimum wage calculations and holiday pay;

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2014/06/unison-welcomes-travel-time-victory/

and here;

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/carers-mihomecare-settlement-minimum-wage-care-worker-landmark-legal-case-a6936406.html

This was another way employers could avoid payment to not only their workers but The Inland Revenue.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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So tell us

what you really thought of it!

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

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Re: Autopilot...

You're correct, it was clarified after not only this, but an earlier near-miss involving two Japanese airlines. The Japanese asked for the clarification after that incident but it wasn't until the final report on this accident that it was actually specified TCAS takes priority. The incident report also found that both sets of advice was contradictory, the DHL pilots being instructed to go with TCAS, the Russian one, to go with ATC (or their last instruction).

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Re: Autopilot...

if i remember rightly the Russian pilot overruled the TCAS system and also got conflicting information from the sole air-traffic controller working on the nigh - so humans caused that, not the automated TCAS which gave the correct instructions to avoid the collision to both sets of pilots.

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Re: Wouldn't have happened in the UK.

Yeah, but then The Fast & The Furious would have to come up with a whole slew of new ways to avoid the chasing bad guys.

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Amazon twangs its Elastic File System at on-premises filer rivals

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-.33 Pound?

They pay yo to store your data? Or just a dig at the post-Brexit Sterling fall?

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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It also doesn't help when MP's come on T'telly saying they've had emails from their constituents along the lines of; "I wanted to remain but voted leave as a protest vote and didn't expect leave to win."

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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Still, look on the bright side.

I'm told they're cheap.

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Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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Re: Have the Simpsons done that?

They did, it was in Homer v the Eighteenth Amendment. Pipes carried bowling balls filled with beer into Moe's..

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I really wouldn't like to be cleaning those pipes!

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Nuisance caller fined a quarter of a million pounds by the ICO

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So, they bombard people with calls about compensation for job-related hearing loss and get fined £250'000. That'll fall on deaf ears now they're no longer trading.

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Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery

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Yeah but don't feel that sorry for them - they have far more commercial breaks in their shows than we do (even Sky 1).

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Irish mum coughs to children's allowance fiddle

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Re: Out of sight, out of mind?

Nailing's too good for them! nasty as something I just thought up!

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Amazon UK boss is 'most powerful' man in food and drink

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Coat

Amazon Prime

Rib, anyone?

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NetNames confirms easily.co.uk whacked by cyber crims

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Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?

The legit one I got (as i still have one of my wife's domains with them) only contained links to the legit easily.co.uk site, but i iwas also one of the ones thay said didn't have my domain on the list that was accessed.

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Arabic-speaking cyberspies targeting BOFHs with crude but effective attacks

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Re: Justice Served

Unfortunately, stupid is as stupid does. You'd hope people in these positions would know though!

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

GreggS

is this why

Facebook has stopped working?

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Ofcom issues stern warning over fake caller number ID scam

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Virgin Media ask multiple times for characters from your password.

They get you to input three characters from your password using the keypad on your phone before you've even got through to anybody, then the person on the end of the phone asks you to confirm three letters of your password. My response? No, sorry, i've already given you that information. They never argue about it, but it is a little annoying.

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Game, set and DEATHMATCH: Drone TERROR ORDEAL at US Open tennis tournament

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Re: Oh for Christ' sake

Tell that to Enrique Inglesias!

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

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Friday

Go naked to work day!

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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4G?

Bloody jailers pets. I can't even get a 2G signal with EE at home or in my employers secondary office (which ironically is right next door to Adastral Park). It's also took them well over a month to sort out a problem with my booster to as of yet, no avail.

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

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Re: A beautiful aircraft though - Possibly the loudest thing I've ever seen move.

Don't get me wrong - i've heard them lift off and boy do they make a noise, it's just that when i saw it on Saturday it made hardly any sound moving at low level at a slow speed, almost refined in its old age.

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A beautiful aircraft though

For a big lad, he's very quiet and can move a bit. I was in luck when it did a low-level fly past of our football game this Saturday after It just been doing some aerobatics over East Midlands Airport. Didn't see or hear it coming until it was overhead. I've also seen it at airshows and the acrobatics this thing can pull off puts many more modern fighter jets to shame.

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Indiana Jones? He doesn't even need to be in the first film;

from The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon Cooper: [theme from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is playing] So, what do you think?

Amy Farrah Fowler: It was good.

Sheldon Cooper: That's it? Good?

Amy Farrah Fowler: I enjoyed it. When you told me I was going to be "losing my virginity" I didn't think you meant showing me 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' for the first time.

Sheldon Cooper: My apologies; I chose my words poorly. I should have said you were about to have your world rocked on my couch. Anyway, thank you for watching it. It's one of my all-time favorites.

Sheldon Cooper: It was very entertaining, despite the glaring story problem.

Sheldon Cooper: Story problem? Oh, Amy! What a dewy-eyed moon-calf you are. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is the lovechild of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, two of the most gifted filmmakers of our generation. I've watched it thirty-six times, except for the snake scene and the face-melting scene which I can only watch when it's still light out, but. I defy you to find a story problem. Here's my jaw; drop it.

Amy Farrah Fowler: All right. Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. If he weren't in the film, it would turn out exactly the same.

Sheldon Cooper: Oh, I see your confusion. You don't understand; Indiana Jones was the one in the hat with the whip.

Amy Farrah Fowler: No, I do. And if he weren't in the movie the Nazis would have still found the ark, taken it to the island, opened it up, and all died. Just like they did. Let me close that for you.

[gently pushes his chin up to close his mouth]

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Ready to go again, soldier? Final Fantasy VII remake revealed

GreggS

Re: Report card

I managed to get Aeris limit break the last time i played through it. It's a big grind getting there but worth it in the end, it is actually one of if not the best limit break of all the characters.Oh and just for smugness, i had three sets of master materia, one for each character taken into combat.

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Re: "...regularly requiring 40+ hours to complete..."

If you wanted to get Aeris Break Limit before she ***SPOILER ALERT*** dies, then it took an awful long time. Then take into account chcobo breeding and maxing out your materia (then maxing out the newly "birthed" ones) you're talking WELL over 100 hours.

Kids today, they don't realise what games are really made of!

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Re: A fantastic game

Pretty sure you could, you could also pair that with the materia that allowed you to repeat the last one used (can't remember it's name) so in theory, all your party could do the same thing (my memory is not what it was when i first played this game)

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Airbus warns of software bug in A400M transport planes

GreggS

Re: "The project ran late and over budget. "

That could be the corporate motto of Airbus

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: uhd? i dont want hd!

Most (if not all) of the HD channels on Freeview and Freesat are now in the 100 range so you must have a VERY old box and TV. I had the argument with my dad some time ago on the visual differences between HD and SD - his old eyes couldn't (or didn't want to) see the difference, my slightly younger ones can, even on a 32" set.

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Re: More than 4 catup services...

I think if you look on youtube, there's millions of catup videos.

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

GreggS

Dirty Cash

Money talks....

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/libertyx/dirtycash.html

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or the obvious..

Money for nothing.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/direstraits/moneyfornothing.html

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I want to be rich and I want lots of money

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lilyallen/thefear.html

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NASA probe sent to faraway planet finds DWARF world instead: Pics

GreggS

"and the craft should be able to send data back for up to a decade to come"

Pah, Voyager looks down on the young upstarts lack of stamina.

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Sony nabs cloud gamers OnLive, administers swift headshot

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Nvidia

The Nvidia GRID gaming system is very similar to the OnlIve one, i.e. games are streamed to its SHIELD devices. My son happily plays Batman Arkham Asylum and most of the other games available which are free at least until 30th June :-( without any lag or gameplay issues, so it can work.

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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Yes you can refuse to have one fitted, supposedly with no detriment to you or your bill. That doesn't mean that they won't fit another device to be able to remotely cut you off though, which aren't covered by the current legislation and so could probably do it without your agreement - not that they would do something like that of course!

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A waste of money

The money would be far better spent cutting the subsidies to renewal by making their entry into the market less costly. This could involve research into more efficient solar panels, wind farms that can actually be ran when it's windy and using the subsidies for them to actually build the things in the first place (rather than just for them to produce) amongst other things.

What the government should be doing is looking at why is it that renewable generators only tend to produce when it befits them the most, i.e. when the subsidies and prices we are paying are at the highest (usually times of highest demand). If they were forced to produce at low peak times, we could easily replace a coal or gas fired power station or two with the renewables we currently have connected to the grid. It makes me mad that new technologies such as tidal (and even the newly proposed nuclear power station) say it's not in their best interest to build their plants unless they get a huge government subsidy for the electric they produce (in the case of said tidal and nuclear up to three times the going rate).Subsidise the building to encourage new ones, not the cost of producing, if it's inefficient, that's their problem - use the billions being wasted on smart meters to fund research into making production, transmission and distribution more efficient!

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Re: Let Downing Street lead

You have to have smart consumers to have smart meters so i think you've hit on a problem right there.

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Re: I don't get it at all.

They are meant to maximise the supply companies profits by them finally being able to bill their customers correctly (although that is debateable). Increase Distribution companies profits by them being able to charge for access and the connection. The benefit to the customer is the smallest part of the pie and even that is debateable on a long term outlook when the initial "wow, look what happens when i switch this off" effect has got so boring that they stop turning stuff off just to see what happens - they do after all have to keep watching TV, boiling that kettle and whacking their thermostat up to full in the winter.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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She seems to have turned

a wee problem into a very large one. O well, thar' she blows.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

GreggS

Re: ― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“...no-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: What a bunch of ****ing moaners

What he said.

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