* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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Hipsters ahoy! Top Ten BOARD games for festive family fun

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Childcatcher

Oooooh... pretty!

A few things added to next years list XD

Started junior (8yr old) on Munchkin last night, he thoroughly enjoyed it.

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'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

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Re: Sigh

Hell, you're not the only one.

Revel in the joy knowing you made some sad individual froth at the mouth.

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Re: This isn't about energy, it's about ideology. @JJSmith1950

Aaaaaand yet you're here posting on an electronic message board, using electricity?

Guess the irony is lost on you.

Or, is it your ideals don't apply where they inconvenience you?

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Re: There is no such thing as "renewable" energy.

If humanity still exists in 4 billion odd years and we're still earthbound we deserve to die in a supernova.

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FAIL

"Sellafield is going to cost way more than the current £70 Billion alloted "

Really?

citations needed

or to put it in Commentard - Put up or shut up.

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Sigh

A long time ago, I said that if there really was a problem with CC and CO2 specifically, then the greens would be clamouring for nuclear.

Maybe that time has finally arrived?

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Independent inquiry into British air-traffic-control IT nightmare

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If it works, don't fix it.

Thankfully NATS works on this principle.

Can you imagine the disasters if it used bleeding edge software and systems?

Ok, so there should have been a parallel system to failover to.

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Mushroom

If the software was any good hedgefunds would be using it

Can you imagine the scandal if this happened on a stock/commodities exchange?

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Uber? Worth $40 BEEELLION? Hey, actually, hold on ...

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Re: Money

Disclaimer - I'm not an investment professional and this does not constitute financial advice - it's purely anecdotal.

I shifted my Pearl Assurance private pension back in May as I was sick of sub 3% returns.

I opened a SIPP with trustnet direct (low charges and fairly free choice of funds/trusts/shares - more or less limited to whats available on the UK market, so no NASDAQ directly).

A weekends research later, plus a good helping of my own prejudices/beliefs (that banking/finance sucks balls and that aging populations/Ebola/cancer/HIV/dementia/ad infinitum means good returns on healthcare/biotech for the foreseeable future). I invest the lump across 8 funds and 2 trusts.

6 months later I've averaged 16% growth (after fees) though if I had gambled it all in biotech/healthcare it would have been between 30 and 50% growth depending on how I split it - there were 2 of my choices that havent performed as well as I would have hoped (both having lost around 8.5%) but these are not short term holdings - I'll see if they pick up over the next 2 or so years then decide what to do with them.

So if your traditional private pension is tanking take control of it with a SIPP, chances of doing worse than the mutuals is low and you may hit the jackpot. The longer you have till retirement the more chance you have to make a difference to your retirement pot.

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...your hands-off financial instruments ...

And that is why I have a SIPP.

15 years to retirement and I have most of my investments are in Biotech/healthcare/pharmacy.

Pretty certain that Uber will not be invested in by any of my funds.

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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Coffee/keyboard

wizard's sleeves...

Who are you calling a wizard's sleeve?

New keyboard please!

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Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

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Re: How was the Wombat Foetus ...

You could be banging away like a belt fed WOMBAT

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

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Re: Worst thing they did. I can't find any decent MP3 players with more than 64 Gb

Yes, I'd buy a ipod touch that will take a 128Gb SDHC card......

What? no slot for SDHC?

:(

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Wanna buy a dot-word? If you want a .pizza the action, now's a chance

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Trollface

hmm interesting domains...

.isis

.terror

.spam

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can I have .FU2?

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Assange's WikiLeaks: Give generously this Xmas – for STATUE of our DEAR LEADER

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4th chair?

Better make it big enough for Kim.com.....

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Mushroom

Sweet!

EOM

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Virgin Media customers suffer YET MORE YouTube buffering blues

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Happy

Had this problem a while ago

This thread on VM forum seems to fix the problem.

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'America radicalised me!' cries Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

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Re: Kim dot Blob is nothing if not inconsistent

mega.conz? oh sorry missed a period.

- In before pregnancy joke....

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'Why do Register commentards get so frothy-mouthed?' Thus started WW3

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Re: The comments section is mostly why I'm here

The economy is fixed. Oh, sorry you meant repair......

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Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

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Flame

Anyone produced it in Kerbal yet?

Might have to play tonight.

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Deloitte's files on bean counters swept up in Sony hack stash – report

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Independence? They've heard of it....

Got to question why Sony had this info.

I'm sure it could be something as innocent as badly selected test data for a risk audit...

Yeah, I don't believe that either.

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Oh dear, traders: Banker bosses are monitoring your smoke breaks

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Re: Sympathy for a banker?

Wealth? maybe

Taste? none.

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Is EU right to expand 'right to be forgotten' to Google.com?

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Re: Um... What Gonzalez vs Google Sp. actually said:

So do I, until it's been voted on by a democratically elected Parliament who got in on the premise of representing the wishes of the majority of the people who bothered to vote in each country in which this law applies.

There FTFY

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One year on, Windows 8.1 hits milestone, nudges past XP

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Stop

The answer is still no.

I paid for Win7 when my last laptop died (XP) and won't replace it until it also dies.

Hopefully there will be a choice other than 8.1.

Given that every even version of windows has been terrible you have to wonder Microsoft are skipping 9 and jumping straight to 10.....

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Pirate

Next week:

USB Christmas Tree fingered in Stuxnet infection.

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Kim Dotcom Dotcan remain on bail, despite Fed protests

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Black Helicopters

No longer allowed to travel by helicopter

Just as well as he says he is broke.

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By the Rivers of Babylon, where the Antikythera Mechanism laid down

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Re: Optional

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

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

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Trollface

The designer must be taking the piss...

No further comment

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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"Satnavs should not be relied upon,..."

And that is precisely why the use of them should be part of the test. If you end up blindly following the satnav without any thought to where "Turn Left!" is going to send you, then you should fail.

Disclaimer: I do use a Satnav on some journeys, though it is a family game to yell "No!" at the Satnav when we decide that isn't the way we are going - which is more often than not.

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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Happy

In case anyone hasn't had their fix yet-

Asda Boldon still has a fine selection of wares including discounted Panasonic Viera 32" TVs.

It was surprisingly civilised at 6:30pm.

All I bought was cider, bacon and eggs, I'm sorted.

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Facepalm

Damn it

I need to get some essentials on the way home tonight, you know, eggs, bacon, cider, that sort of thing.

Am I still going to have to deal with the frenzied sale-ites?

Wish I'd packed my armour this morning.

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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

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Re: Proxy City : Population : everyone

d****oid still unblocked?

Icon - because.

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Beyond the genome: YOU'VE BEEN DECODED, again

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The thing about protein...

is that it's very tasty.

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DNA survives fiery heat of re-entry on test rocket

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Re: I will survive

unless it's a Marine Corps battle scream! - R Lee Ermey at his finest.

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What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight

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Re: Briefly considered one

Nope, first thing I buy for a phone is a sub-£5 case from ebay. That usually protects the phone from any knocks.

In fact I have never broken a phone screen, I have dropped them, usually on a tiled or concrete floor but PU-leather is a good shock absorber.

...and no I didn't down vote you.

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Briefly considered one

However I decided to stick with my VirginMedia contract for another round - the S3 mini is dirt cheap and does the job well enough with a 32Gb microSD, especially when paired with the Kindle Fire HD.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Coffee/keyboard

"VLC has always been way behind on hardware-accelerated decoding..."

That's ok, my Laptop is well behind the hardware acceleration bleeding edge.

Vlc has been my goto for media files for a good 10 years now, through 3 laptops (current one has done 4 years so far and is way down my spending list - at least until Halflife 3 gets released!)

Icon because the keyboard is coffee stained.

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

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Trollface

Has he tried the Ecuadoran Embassy?

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

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Army of Darkness

This... is my BOOM STICK!!

Excellent film, will have to dig out the VHS this weekend and relive my student years.

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Boffins find Jackie Chan's SUPERCOP is good for something

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Re: Surely there were more appropriate films to use?

Dark City?

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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Anyone know what the principals of ACS are doing now? Are they acting as advisors to this shower of shit?

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Pitchfork-wielding villagers hunt hairy shapeshifters in One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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Re: A board game series?

Try Elder Sign - it's a lot simpler than Arkham Horror (fluid dynamics as applied to fusion reactions is simpler than Arkham Horror!) but still pretty much a Co-op game, it was featured on one othe TableTop YouTube videos.

Or if you want something a little more cutthroat there is always the old classic Talisman?

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Looks fun

It'll make a nice change from Cards against Humanity and Arkham Horror.

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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Boffin

@CatoTheCat

Sorry, can't see the issue here.....

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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Re: Good stuff.

Sugar from Beet leaves an aftertaste in my turbo-cider, cane sugar doesn't leave that aftertaste.

For those interested ---> 5L of apple juice (from concentrate) +2Kg of sugar (cane prefered) + yeast +2 weeks =9%+ (11% and fizzy if fermented again in reused pop bottles) cider.

Guaranteed gluten free!

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The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

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Re: Re. Coprophagia

Are you sure it wasn't a turkey baster?

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BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

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Re: Dopp

Those few characters usual start >

STACK OVERFLOW

for some reason our Xerox MFD's pitch a fit on printing pdfs every now and then.

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FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

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Flame

Good article, I'll raise a pint or 6 to you tonight, and maybe a good cigar.

There is nothing like a good cigar, and a Hamlet is nothing like a good cigar.

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Hunt for Higgs Boson and dark matter now starts ON YOUR SOFA

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Holmes

Will it run under BOINC?

I'm already donating processor cycles to the BOINC client, it would be nice if I can just add this as another project.

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ICO to fine UNBIDDEN MARKETEERS who cause 'ANXIETY'

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Re: Greenpeace

Meh, try asking the WWF if you can have the skin of your sponsored snow leopard once it passes on from natural causes. No sense of humour some people.

They also are unable to answer how much of the money will actually go to the snow leopard problem and how much to servicing the debt on their spangly new headquarters -hint £15million mortgage.

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