* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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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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Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

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I heard somewhere...

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

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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Still waiting for a free trial

I won't commit to it unless it's playable (my standard of playable) on my barely above minimum spec laptop.

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Purple glistening plasma, you say? Orion plummets back to Earth

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.... and you get sand in your tampon....

Nah, but someone probably lit the fuse on it.

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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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"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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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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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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hmm interesting domains...

.isis

.terror

.spam

....

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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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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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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The designer must be taking the piss...

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