* Posts by Pedigree-Pete

175 posts • joined 28 Mar 2012

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Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip

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Re: Cuppa included

Have an upvote for that link.

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Re: Hrumph

/pedant

What, more than 1 shit hit the fan.

Now the shit's really hit the fan.

/pedant

Mines to he one with the OED.

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Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

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Fine Boffinry..

..gentlemen of N. Carolina. Have one on me.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Re: Been there, done that

Now there's a creative Mexican farming scam.

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Re: Shirley...

Rolling Road blocks are routinely done on 3 lane UK motorways with 1 Highways Agency car. No need to wake the Police.

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ATTACK of the DINKY DRONES! US military creates ROBOTIC CARRIER PIGEON

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Knights....

am I the only one who thinks we should be looking out for the Knights that say Ni. IIRC they has a bit of a thing for shubbery.

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So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

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Re: Economist's predictions

"on the basis of which tells you what you want to hear."

Try, ....on the basis of which tells you what they want you to hear.

TFTFY.

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Bonny Scottish post-pub nosh neckfiller: Rumbledethumps

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Re: I prefer Stovies myself

You sir, have an upvote for mentioning the brilliant humble Stovie. PP

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UK's annual PCB waste = 81 HMS Belfasts, says National Physical Lab

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Re: Reminds me of the classic. Catering industry.

Go fetch a bucket of steam for the Sauce Vapeur.

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Owner responsibility.

All the devices I deal with have a default manufacturers admin password, well known to everyone in the industry & easily garnered from the freely available PDF admin guides on the manufacturers web sites.

Shirley the purchaser is responsible for securing his devices with his own user & admin passwords?

If lost or forgotten a factory reset will usually fix that.

Pete

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Spotty dwarf Ceres BARES ALL in NASA's SHINY CLOSEUPS

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Re: the good stuff

Kristaps. Too early! Didn't you know beer is for all day, not just for breakfast. :)

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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@ Fibbles Re: House prices

I think you'll find that is pronounce "That made I larf" around these parts.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Linux

Re: Erm...

Any fule knows that if you want a company name with an animal in it you choose Aardvark or Aardwolf.

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Silence is golden: Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp is 100 today

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Eric Sykes anyone?

The Plank, Rhubarb & probably others I can't remember now. You know what to do if you're interested.

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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Glass Meeting room for Conferencing suites.

I always wonder what idiots decided glass meeting rooms with polished wood floors would ever create a good space to use audio & video conferencing products in. " You sound like you're calling from a toilet" my CEOs participant says.

Deploy some carpets & wall tapestries.

Take the analogue conference phone home & try it in your nicely furnished, carpeted lounge. Then call me and tell me the echo canceller is broken.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian

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Stovies...ask any self respecting Geordie.

Over to you Lester.

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Re: Hmmm & Browsers.

I have to use all three major browsers since only one of them seem to work with my apps & it's not always the same one. Tsk.

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Secret Bezos delivery helicopters operate from mystery Canadian base to evade US regulators

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Obsolete before OK to fly.

"A previous Amazon request to test-fly delivery drones actually received such a late response from the FAA that the tech was considered obsolete by the time it was actually authorised to fly."

A spokesperson from Boeing said

"Welcome to our world Amazon".

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Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano

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Anyone for Skiffle...

Izal also has a fun use when combined with a plastic comb. Try it, if you can still find any. (wrap the comb in a sheet, place on slightly open mouth & blow).

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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Meh

Re: When I was a kid @ Annihilator

If they were that dim, they probably thought you'd broken their computer.

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Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer

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Re: Visit the Cable and Wireless Telegraph museum as well

Realy, Cornwall is in England. You wouldn't think it talking to the locals.

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

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Re: Great Idea but.....

....including STAPLES. I remember "retiring" an old commercial microwave with a cup of coffee & a teaspoon. Brief but interesting light show.

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Something Coming Through – aliens, LA noir, techno-thriller, dystopia ALL in the mix

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Re: Bought it

Me too> Enjoy.

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In the reading queue...

@ 2 quid who wouldn't.

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BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Angel

Re: Did the BOFH ever have an apprentice...?

I think you'll find the BOFH & the PFY are apprentices if Loki.

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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@TechnicallyConfused. Now that would be fun. Rather like an extreme version of The IT Crowd.

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Happy

Re: coconut, and muscle

Yeh baby, don't mess with the moose. :)

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Rosetta probot drilling DENIED: Philae has its 'LEG in the AIR'

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Happy

Weldone ESA, but fluid units dear OP?

Stuff yer Pints, they'll be drinking in Litres.

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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ACPO union for the plod,,, I think not.

ACPO as you correctly pointed out is the Association of Chief Police Officers.

The Police Federation of England & Wales is the "plods" union.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.policeconstables.org%2Fabout-us%2Fabout-constables%2Fhistory%2F&ei=qepgVMT8J8XIsATb5IJ4&usg=AFQjCNHMfMp40xengK9FRr1RsfSEDguczw&bvm=bv.79189006,d.d2s

Bit calling the CBI a club subscribed to by Arthur Scargill. !!

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

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Re: Forgetting something Mr Chemist?

Thanks AB. I was sure that I lost something valuable when I went from XP to Win7. No biggie, just use IE to d/l etc etc etc.

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

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Hersheys

My local corner store was recently acquired by new owners who brought in Hersheys. Now I've only been to the US twice. 2nd time I knew to leave the chocolate out. I bought some for my chocolate loving SO, she nearly threw it out after 1 square, but my son couldn't have that. He took a bite & binned it immediately. Guess it's just "taste".

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Re: Turn off the engine while downhill!

Yeh! I tried that with my Dads 2.8 Granada (The Sweeny one not the later travesty). Soon found out I couldn't steer :(

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Re: As I have a horrendously long commute

The Austin AllAgro is more aerodynamic going backwards. Use one of those.

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

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Re: Hmmmm

@ I like heckling.

Tight git. Buy your Mum a proper Christmas prezzie.

(I like heckling, Oh! irony).

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'I went from a two-hour commute to a 10-min scooter ride by the sea'

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Happy

Ex-ex-pat

Also depends on the degree of patriotism you will own up to.

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APPLE still building fanbois CULT HQ in Cupertino, it seems

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Re: Totalitarian architecture...

Totally concur Kristian, but here's a point. It's a tech company in the 21st century with computers on every desk, mobile & tablets all with mics, speakers & cameras. I think they could video conference if they get to lazy to walk.

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Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

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Happy

Re: It's not the character

Damn you Sir! Have an upvote whilst I try & form a funnier post pointing at M$.

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Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

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Re: As an Englishman...

@ Graeme Legget.AND LostAllFaith.

...see my earlier post. See, it's even dividing everyone else in the UK too.

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Re: You know all this talk of things being more expensive

Totally agree. Any question of a group of people like that is divisive. It's like Civil War without the rock & lead chucking.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Once upon a time

Back in the mists of time there were 8" floppies too. (Ooooh! Matron).

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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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UC Bounder...

Damn Sir, you beat me to it. Don't you just love typos. :)

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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

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Am I missing something but.....

....Surely, Skype allows patients to VC with anyone they choose (along with loads of other soft & hard VC stuff), what does VideoMedicine bring to the party? Just Googled VideoMedicine + Skype & only the iPhone 6 news resulted. They definitely have a marketing issue if sitting in a queue is their best shot.

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What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?

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Re: Doubt it will fly

They'll be a few upland sheep farmers who might disagree with re-introduction of wolves, I'm sure the timber guys might get a little spooked too.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: Double edged sword...........

"Salmond insisted that Scotland would be better off ruling itself than being subject to the whims of politicians in Westminster whom Scots themselves hadn’t voted for."

Typical Salmond. That statement isn't even true. Scotts did vote for SOME of the MPs in Westminster.

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Joke

Re: ITV Doesn't Own STV!

Only if the turnip is shaped like a thingy! :)

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Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

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Pint

I find "Can I get another beer? (or can i get most anything to counter staff) mildly offensive.

Of course the correct answer at least from bar staff is, no you can't, that's my job. May I get you another beer sir??

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: LENR works!

Have an upvote for beating me to the upvote for Sir Runcible. :)

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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...and don't get me started on automated fruit & Veg weighing & labelilng machines.

When our local Sainsbuys rolled these out I found the Start button on the embedded XP & had a game of Solitare.! The checkout lady didn't seem to understand when I advised she contact IT as this behaviour might constitute some kind of back door into the corporate network :)

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Re: Starbucks

You could try Ivor Biggin & Christopher Peacock as one of our customers did to one of our multi-lingual infernal sales people. Great fun ensued amongst the mono-longuistic Anglo Saxon majority as they called across the office the name of the caller to his intended telephonic target.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Re: Is it Friday already?

Nope it definitely a Wednesday. No BOFH. Oh! Wait.:)

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