* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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BAD things happen to GOOD robots in America: hitchBot DECAPITATED

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Unhappy

No DISASSEMBLE!

NT

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NEW, LOVELY, UNTOUCHED - a second EARTH waiting across the stars

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Earth first!

we can strip mine the rest of the solar system later, then the exoplanets.

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How much of ONE YEAR's Californian energy use would WIPE OUT the DROUGHT?

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Re: UK problem

There's a reason Northumbrian water is an "exporter" of drinking water to the sarf.

That would be Keilder reservoir.

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Brit school software biz unchains lawyers after crappy security exposed

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@AC

was the password "dutchman" by chance?

oh sorry you said 20 years not closer to 30.

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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Put me down for 6 months...

They'll be careful at first, testing everything in case that happens.

Then it'll be passed to someone who (is overworked/really doesn't care) and BOOM down goes the 10%.

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Natural geothermal heat under Antarctic ice: 'Surprisingly HIGH'

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@AC

Wow, you have absolutely no clue what auditing is, do you?

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That would be a fine argument if it were reciprocal.

Agreed.

I have spent 20 years in audit (not all financial) and nothing sets my bullshit detector screaming as much as the fudging behind the numbers used by the CAGCC camp.

Here are your starters for 10:

HADCRU emails

Hockeystick

Documentation for peer review (Lack thereof)

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I'm just waiting for..

.. the watermelons to blame this geothermal melting on fracking...

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Surviving Hurricane Katrina: A sysadmin's epic DR (as in Didn't Realise) odyssey

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"I still recommend those guys today."

So their investment in goodwill has more than paid off then.

Nice when that happens.

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Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

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Re: Question

C-max:

long poles (including bows) go diagonally from drivers rear over drivers side rear passenger to footwell of passenger.

I only have to deal with a 10' spear, my bows are nice short hungarian recurves and the tent poles are jointed in the middle courtesy of Blacks.

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Re: non-undersealed Japanese domestic market/grey UK

Mix your own underseal - Tyre paint + used sump oil + lithium grease

A generous coating and it NEVER EVER DRIES.

Worked wonders on my '77 mini.

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PLUTO SPACE WHALE starts to give up its secrets

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Terminator

That stripe... can just about make out...

- Police Line - Do Not Cross -

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China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

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Re: "Traveling in a metal tube, cramped, uncomfortable seats"

or DB Regio Tyne and Wear....

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put it in a forty foot container

Ship it with bananas and they won't even notice the radioactivity...

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Re: "...you could put a (small) nuke plant onboard.."

or a (big) one at the end of the track and also power the infrastruture at that end, along with the town that would spring up around it to service the infrastructure.

Or put a big plant at BOTH ends, connect both ends to the respective grids and use the tunnel as way of selling excess power during off peak periods each way. Then all we need is to run similar grid links through the Chunnel, connect UK to Ireland, Ireland to the States, and we have a nice conductive loop running round the planet, what could possibly go wrong....

Solar storm anyone?

I'm sure there is a simple solution to that - circuit breakers and solar weather forecasts etc.

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Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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Re: insidious ejaculation

"plant a mental seed"?

Isn't that the Herpes virii that attach themselves to the CNS?

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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"Change in accounting methodology"

Translation: we were fudging the figures before, now we are fudging them less.

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Who wants a classic ThinkPad with whizzy new hardware? Lenovo would just love to know

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Sounds ok....

Anything but that godawful keyboard on the X1 Carbon would be great.

Where's the home and end keys? why is there no touch feedback from the function keys?

Why does the right control key want to be the insert key?

Ugh I hate it and am stuck with it for the next 3 years at work.

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Vegan eats BeEf, gets hooked

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Hmm something that stops BeEf from looking at your system...

I think Iwould have called it BeEf curtains....

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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The people living on the Falklands are called "Stills"

as in They're Still fucking Bennies.

or if you prefer :

They're still the fucking Falkland Islands you Argie twat.

Hmm I need coffee.

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Flushed with success: No bog standard Canadian goldfish these

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Re: And how many people realise goldfish can easily live to 20+ years if looked after?

Only those who realise that a goldfish needs a LOT of space - we have 2 in a 150L tank - filthy buggers - goldfish need water changed more often than most other aquarium dwellers.

And the damn things keep destroying the plants, even if we feed them regularly.

However they do keep the snail population down :D

Goldfish are dead when they are floating upside down at the top of the beer glass.

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

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Re: Quote from Wikipedia:

I always thought adobe meant "half baked"

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

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Tim Worstall dances to victory over resources scaremongerers

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Pint

Wish I could have gone.

But it was London, and a school night.

Plus the buffet was probably 90% gluten :(

Here's to the RegLectures going on tour. (Cider ftw)

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

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Re: Street vendors ...

Ah, but the sausages are your genuine pig product.

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Re: Welcome Back

Nappybags are a good way to dispose of the tissues and condoms, allowing snuggling/snoring without either of you staggering to the bathroom afterwards for cleanup.

First to go to the loo in the morning bins the bag.

So baby products are still handy without babies!

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Version 0.1 super-stars built the universe – and they lived all the way over there, boffins point

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There's not enough carbon in the universe for it to be a tarball.....

Mines the ones with a pocket universe.

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Microsoft picks up shotgun, walks 'Modern apps' behind the shed

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Re: Modern Applications

You mean there is a calculator on win 8.1 that isnt accessed through Start>Run>Calc.exe?

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Bitcoin blackmail gang start hurling DDoSes at Scandinavia

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Re: Yes but...

No I would state that cyber crims have far more morals than to stoop to using chuggers.

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Re: Yes but...

You mean like charities do?

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Call girl gets six years for Googler's drug death

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Re: "WAY more cops get shot by criminals than the other way around."

1100 killed by police? Does that include those who chose Suicide by Cop?

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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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Facepalm

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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Holmes

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!

Re

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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