* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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Re: You don'r?

I prefer 'necrotic'

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Hacker 3D prints device that can crack a combo lock in 30 seconds

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It's not about the value - it's all about the weight

a 5Kg bike needs a 20Kg lock and chain.

a 15Kg bike needs a 10Kg lock and chain.

a 25Kg bike doesn't need a lock.

Simples

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Facebook echo chamber: Or, the British media and the election

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Re: @fruitoftheloon

"I would v much like to know what is behind the downvotes for my posts above "

Not me- I prefer to just argue.

Occasionally I'll even upvote a post I argue with just because it gave me something to argue with.

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Re: @Omwhateverthatis: I read somewhere...

THinking again about this...

I'd extend it to exclude those who are politicians and those who work as civil servants.

Or we could go full Heinlein - only those who have done "National Service" get to have the vote -AFTER they have completed their term of service.

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Re: @Omwhateverthatis: I read somewhere...

Funnily enough she didn't, she had to work albeit part time, but enough to pay NIC for 30 years. So she has contributed.

Has yours?

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I read somewhere...

If all YOU have is 3 GCSEs then the immigrant with the degree is not stealing YOUR job.

Personally I'm glad the Conservatives won, I don't earn over £100k but SWMBO and myself (and junior for that matter) are better off now than we were in 2010 and I expect things to continue to improve.

This will get me the downvotes if nothing else will:

How about if you can only vote if you are either working/full time education or have sufficient NI contributions over your working life to entitle you to a full pension. If you're the ward of the state (i.e. on benefits) you don't get a say?

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Mondeo Man turns into mutant electrical beauty: Ford Mondeo Hybrid

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Not bad

Make an estate variant and I'll have one.

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Spooks BUSTED: 27,000 profiles reveal new intel ops, home addresses

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Seems to be a distinct lack of HumINT.

EOM

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

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Colour me cynical....

Are these the same smartlocks the DMCA injunction relates to?

Security bods gagged using DMCA on eve of wireless key vuln reveal

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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@Doctor Syntax

You are an Olympus sales rep and I claim my five pounds!

Yup... getting my coat.

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18-wheeler ROBOT JUGGERNAUT hits Nevada's highways. Cower, fleshies!

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Terminator

Forget Transformers

Maximum Overdrive!

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E-voting and the UK election: Pick a lizard, any lizard

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Re: 'none of the above'

Vote for RON!

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Open

Nominations.

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Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

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Do you have an ISA or savings account?

10% over 7 years, really?

My ISA (share not cash) made 25% over the last 12 months.

Maybe you're doing the wrong calculations...

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Fukushima nuke plant owner told to upgrade from Windows XP

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"The fear, confusion and conflicting information ..."

And there you have it.

The number of people contaminated was miniscule and so was the contamination.

Yes it can't be ignored, the lesson to learn is that the designed operating parameters were not capable of taking a once in 1000 years (10,000 years?) event, putting the gennys on the roof would help, as would building a bigger storm wall.

The other lesson is that anyone fostering panic for ideological ends should be beaten to death with their own pamphlets.

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Re: Downvoters...

Take it as compliment that you made someone spit their dummy out.

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The Walton kids are ABSURDLY wealthy – and you're benefitting

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"The police and the army are there for what, exactly,..."

Gratuitous Galactica quote - "There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people. "

The army are not there to stop Chavs breaking in and taking your stuff, they are there to stop the Russians/Argentinians/French(traditionally)/Germans(also traditionally) from taking all of our stuff, as well as being "Diplomacy of last resort".

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WIN a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium sat comms unit

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Paris Hilton

SLUT

Satellite

Linkage

Upload

Telemetry.

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Stop climate change by drinking Coca-Cola says Oz government

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Here's an idea on about the same level of sanity

Why not trap the CO2 and react it with sea water to get sodium carbonate/sodium hydrogen carbonate and just release that pesky chlorine into the atmosphere, after all it's not a carbon dioxide....

(Yes I know i'ts not that simple, but I cannot be bothered to look up the latent heats or methods of separation, though electrolysis seems to ring a bell....)

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UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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Re: "You're on road X, speed limit is 30mph, cruise control sets a limit of 30mph..."

Two words for you - Black ice.

You let the car do the thinking for the driver and there is a large number of drivers won't think.

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

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Re: DAB...

In theory I have a DAB radio in my C-Max, however it only worked for a month before deciding "computer say no" and it is just not important enough to take it in to spend the next six months getting fixed (based on various reports on fora - apparently the head unit needs replacing and the manufacturer only does exchanges, can take up to 14 weeks once the garage admit defeat and put in the request for a replacement head).

I do miss Planet Rock but a 16GB usb stick full of metal/industrial does the trick.

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Nuclear waste spill: How a pro-organic push sparked $240m blunder

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Re: Why not organic kitty litter? @WonkoTheSane

"AC is correct. The caffeine from decaf is sold for many megabux to energy drink / cola manufacturers."

Also to BigPharma for their cold and flu products and Squaddie candy.... I mean ProPlus.

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Re: Hmmm. I wonder if you can ski on lard

Probably, but you can't hold a candle to it.

I'll get my coat....

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Re: Meat from a named animal

Fido does not count!

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Internet Explorer LIVES ON, cackle sneaky Microsoft engineers

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Re: Windows, your reign is over ....

All very nice, but what the fuck does that have to do with the death of IE?

Maybe you posted this in the wrong thread.

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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Re: Reading order - Soul Music

Definitely - Soul Music / Hogfather / Thief of Time make a good starter set.

Always Liked the Susan Death books.

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Faux ‪pro-IS Facebook‬ shot down within hours of launch

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A redirection might have been more fun

Miss Khalifa needs far more fans from the Jihadi.....

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Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

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Fuck em.

Use Lynx.

Then again, do you realise how hard it is to find good quality ASCII porn?

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In assault on American values, Lockheed BLASTS PICKUP with RAYGUN

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30Kw laser?

Vehicle mounted?

Not many vehicles can output that sort of power other than say, for instance, a nuclear powered aircarrier.

Nah no military application whatsoever......

Mines the one with the guide to Nuclear Wessels in its back pocket...

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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@h4rm0ny

It used to be* a squaddie maxim:

Go Ugly Early.

not so much to find a nice personality, or a girl you would like, as one who would put out.

I met Miss Right (yes there is a Mrs omgwtfbbqtime) so I stopped looking for Miss Right Now.

*It probably still is, and always will be.

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: North East

Yeppers,

Newcastle, has an airport, nothing of interest or importance between NCL and the coast (Blyth... as I said nothing of interest or importance).

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Didn't the Left once want the WORKERS to get all the dosh?

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Re: However

"...government property and 100% of the revenue from it would flow to the government"

So 100% would be pissed up the wall rather than 85%?

Lets leave things as they are, less government waste all round.

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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I have a near mint red and blue boxes D&D (basic and expert)

Offers please.

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Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy: Hands-on gizmo-packed motoring

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Re: Oh dear

Even search the register forums (fora?) for Renault and electrical is telling enough....

Yes I had one.

The Peugeot wasn't much better either!

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It's not easy being Green. But WHY insist we knit our own ties?

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Re: Let me get this right:

"If I was not working otherwise, I was not earning. The value of the time is zero."

Bullshit.

If I am not working, I'm doing something I WANT to do, as opposed to NEED to do.

ergo my free time is far more valuable to me than the 9 to 5 grind.

I use public transport to get to work as I get a half hour to read (something I do for fun) that I wouldn't get on the 20 minute drive to work.

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Patch now: Design flaw in Windows security allows hackers to own corporate laptops, PCs

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Re: Server 2003

Both of them.

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Google gets my data, I get search and email and that. Help help, I'm being REPRESSED!

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I've said it before...

If you're not paying for it, you're not the customer, you're the product.

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Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

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Re: Safety??

If you're already moving you should be aware of someone moving in to your blind spots - either you've just passed them or they've hoofed it up to pass you.

Pay attention to what's going on around you not just the brake lights of the car 3 cars ahead of you!

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@Graham 24

However your desktop computer wasn't bodged together by Renault....

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Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

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Re: Maybe the AIs

Or become the Eschaton?

"I am the Eschaton; I am not your God.

I am descended from you, and exist in your future.

Thou shalt not violate causality within my historic light cone. Or else."

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: I reckon that I have something...

JET? it can't be as bad as Dark City.

Can it?

Noooooo!

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EU-turn: Greenpeace pressure WON'T mean axing of Chief Scientist

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too much influence in one person?

Greenpeace and other lobbyists complained the job “concentrates too much influence in one person who we disagree with."

FTFT(hem)

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What will happen to the oil price? Look to the PC for clues

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so without any need to 'play nice' what will they do with both of those things?

Not a lot, as the money tree will no longer be bearing fruit.

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Last year was utter rubbish. Thanks for being part of it!

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Re: Stay Puft Kim, Stay Puft

Along with the other PGisms in Ghostbusters:

"Until Dickless here turned off the grid!"

"Is this true?"

"Yes your honour, this man has no dick."

and

"I've seen shit that would turn you white!"

Wait... what?

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Police radios will be KILLED soon – yet no one dares say 'Huawei'

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Re: "Don't shoot" my arse.

Please, I'm a traditionalist - it's "Banging away like a belt fed WOMBAT"

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"Don't shoot" my arse.

Anyone using don't shoot as a command deserves to be shot themselves.

There is a reason the Army use a system called Fire Discipline.

"Fire Discipline is the language of fire control" from the first lecture still comes back to me.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Amazing thing the English language...

“spotted the issue and reacted to it immediately.”

Does this mean: 1) They leapt into action and repaired the problem as quick as possible,

or 2) They said stuff it, we'll reboot it after new year and went to the pub?.

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I'm sooooo green: The Beginner's Guide to Krautrock

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Thanks I'll listen to these later, however I generally prefer the more industrial/darkwave stuff that comes out of Germany. Ramstein, Dust of Basement and ASP (Duett is fantastic a fine blend of thumping rock drums and folk violin).

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European data law: UK.gov TRASHES 'unambiguous consent' plans

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Re: Farage

I used to find Farage and the rise of UKIP amusing.

Then I remembered what I learned during O level History - we did Weimar Germany up to WW2.

Now I am afraid.

(Just remove Pedantic grammar from the icon mouseover....)

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So 48-54% in favour of leaving.

That could quite easily translate into a landslide depending on who is more likey to turn up on the day to vote.

Just look at the 2004 North East devolution referendums - 48% turn out with 77% NO!

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Festive post-pub noshtastic neckfiller: HEARTY HOG MAW

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Re: Pig Skin - being a chemist, Real Chef (TM), and having spent time in PA..

Transglutaminase? Has that anything to do with Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (TTGA)?

Back to the pigskin - Morrisons usual sell sheets of this in the butcher's chiller cabs.

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