* Posts by Cubical Drone

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: Err...

The carrot and the onion are sauteed as a modified mirepoix (celery is usually used in the combination). Mirepoixs are commonly used as part of the base of sauces or soups, adds a really good flavor.

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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

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25-30 Kilometers?

I can't really get my head around that, in the future could you please express distances in the more acceptable brontosaurus scale. Much appreciated.

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AT&T to fork out less than two days' profit in bogus bill charge flap

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Article doesn't say, but why would I not be surprised to find that the fine is less than the amount of money that they made via this practice.

I would love it if someone found away to apply the RICO act to some of this crap so that they would forfeit all the money they made via this practice on top of any fine, and open the door to treble damages in civil law suits to boot.

As for punishing the share holders, maybe they should start taking a little bit of a closer look at the character of the company they are investing in. I would have as much sympathy for them as I would for an investor in a fund that pays 12% a year no matter how the markets perform, then is surprised that it is a Ponzi scheme.

Yeah, I know, it will never happen, but one can dream.

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Comet-chasing Rosetta spies SWEATY prey

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I hate it when I have moist out gassing!

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AT&T: We will right many of world's wrongs if allowed to slurp DirecTV

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Yeah, I just love it that they promise all sorts of stuff, but you never hear about any sort of enforcement mechanism if they don't.

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Psst. We've got 400Gb/s Ethernet working - but don't tell anyone

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Re: Reg's standard for this?

Actually, I believe the MoP (minutes of porn) standard was established in 2013 in the comment section of this article. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/05/23/orangebill/

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Apple's Irish tax lair to be probed by European Commission

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Interesting article

http://americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/report/2014/01/09/81681/offshore-corporate-profits-the-only-thing-trapped-is-tax-revenue/

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: Drivel

Tell me about it. I live in San Diego, California and when I read, "In California, where the project was conceived, driving is already semi-automated – you can practically drive with your eyes closed. Everyone (well, almost everyone) obeys the speed limit, and most cars are on cruise control most of the time", my keyboard got a good dose of semi drank tea just before I fell to the floor laughing my ass off.

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NASA's Curiosity rover set to give Mars its THIRD HARD DRILLING

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Thank God, I thought it was just me.

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FCC boss Wheeler talks tough on net neutrality with Title II threat

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Re: Two problems with this article.

Totally agree they should use Title II immediately and reclassify them.

What bothers me is that if they didn't have the balls to do this yesterday, and don't have the balls to do it to day, why should I believe that they will have the balls to do it tomorrow.

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Marauding quid-a-day nosh hack menaces teepee hippie villages

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Too many bananas?

You can freeze bananas for later use in banana bread or smoothies.

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Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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Re: 700,000 miles

I think that is setting the bar a bit high seeing that most people driving cars seem to have a difficult time dealing with barely unusual situations. Give me something that is as competent as half the morons behind the wheel and I'm in.

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Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, seems to have the same idea:

"Too many people are under served by the current transport system. They are blind, or too young to drive, or too old, or intoxicated."

Emphasis added.

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap fears for his waistline

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Remember that there are two parts to the equation.

Just adjust your caloric burning accordingly. This will give you a great excuse for doing nothing but sitting around all day while the future misses takes care of everything.

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RIP net neutrality? FCC mulls FAST LANES for info superhighway

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Re: A Very Strong Stink of Corruption

I know it is sort of picky, but I think the choice of the word oligarchy is a bit too general, the US is a plutocracy.

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New FEMTO-MOON sighted BIRTHING from Saturn's RING

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Re: What happened to Peg?

"Paris, well, she probably has a lot of rings too...."

Yeah, but we would have to cut her in half to find out how many.

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Hackers attempt to BLACKMAIL plastic surgeons

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Re: Through its contact form?

Little Bobby Tables strikes again!!

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Icahn, but Iwont: Carl the investor pest ends war with eBay

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"Carl Icahn is perhaps the most activist investor the world has ever seen."

I believe in the comment section of a previous article about Mr. Icahn it was agreed that when referring to Mr. Icahn, the term "activist investor" was to be replaced by the word "douche".

"Douche" is not only a more accurate description, but will also save various data storage and bandwidth resources due to its brevity.

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Who wants a ROBO-BUTLER? Google and pals do – and they've just put $2m towards it

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I welcome our mechanical subservient overlords.

It should be interesting to see what happens as more and more jobs that have usually thought to be safe from mechanical automation are lost (this, self driving vehicles, etc). I think sooner or later, there will need to be some serious rethink on the common economic models that are currently worshiped.

I am reminded of the old joke of a car factory manager and union rep walking through the car plant. The factory manager is proudly showing union rep all the robotics being used to build cars and says to him, "I bet you are wondering how you are going to get them to join the union" to which the union rep replies, "actually, I was wondering how you are going to get them to buy cars."

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GIANT FLESH-EATING DEVIL CHICKENS roamed North Dakota

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"It's just a bigger version of the chickens KFC use."

KFC uses chicken?

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Target IGNORED hacker alarms as crooks took 40m credit cards – claim

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Re: Perhaps this was a head in the sand moment

If your security software is chucking out millions of false alerts, it is probably time to ditch it and find one that works. If you just ignore all the alerts, you might as well not have security software at all.

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Will Yelp help 'Yahoo!' compete with Google? Search us...

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This should really help me find places that are worthy of 1 or 5 stars.

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eBay stockholders! There's MORE to COME, thunders Carl Icahn

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Here, here. Just think of all the key strokes, printer's ink and bandwidth that could be save by just saying douche instead of activist investor whenever his name is mentioned in an article.

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Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

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Re: Bacon is a vegetable

And beer is chock full of vitamin P!

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PayPal row heats up as eBay chair calls Icahn claims 'false and misleading'

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Dear Carl

Dude! You have a net worth of 20 bil, that should be plenty. Now please just go away!

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Smart getaway drivers would yell at Officer Glasshole: 'SafeSearch off, Horse porn'

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Re: "... officers can scan a room ... other stats in an instant."

Finding the criminals at the Superbowl is easy, just look in the corporate boxes.

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See me after class: Apple scores AAA rating from brand-botherer

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Re: "Banco di Mesa Verde"

It is the worst form of the economic abomination known as rent seeking.

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Intel to top execs: Company doing better? OK, have a carrot

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"These changes are designed to help drive positive business results by further increasing accountability and enhancing the link between individual pay and company performance accounting shenanigans."

FIFY

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US govt watchdog slams NSA snooping as illegal, useless against terrorism

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The big issue in a nut shell

"the public will engage in recriminations against the intelligence community for failure to prevent it."

And this is expressly the problem.

I don't often feel sorry for politicians, but they're caught between a rock and a hard place on this one.

As long as their are no recent attacks, the chant will be "we want privacy, we want privacy" and if there is a major attack the the chants will be "why didn't you do something to stop this" and "we want security, we want security".

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Herschel boffins spot fat dwarf Ceres in TEARS over astro-identity crisis

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Re: Bah!

Hey Stevie,

You forgot to put "and stay off of my lawn, you damn kids!" at the end of your post.

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Yahooligans! cower! as! COO! was! reportedly! SACKED! by! Mayer!

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Re: That sweet goodbye

"The kind of person who if you were alone with in Trafalger Square you'd feel trapped and be looking for an exit, hoping he doesn't notice you."

Aka, narcissistic psychopath.

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Apple coughs up 7 hours of profit to refund kids' $32.5m app spend spree

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Kudos

The Apple employee that did the cost benefits analysis on this one should get a raise.

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LG to bring Palm's webOS BACK FROM THE DEAD in TVs next week – report

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Frankly it is getting to the point that instead of adding stuff, they should just remove the tuner and basically make them monitors that you just plug various stuff into.

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Self-destructing selfies? Not so fast! Snapchat now offers one-time Replay

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Re: Wow! Very Fail! Such undesirable!

I have said it before and will say it again, the difference between something on the internet and a tattoo is that no matter how expensive and painful, at least a tattoo can be removed.

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HP: This Xmas, get the SACK... and not the one filled with presents

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Re: "Your leaders are all working very hard ...

The 'leaders' should have to accept jelly of the month club memberships as their bonuses.

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Suffering SPITZER! Boffins discover Milky Way's MISSING ARMS

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Re: > The only way to confirm the theory

or just give the Milky Way a camera phone and wait for it to take the inevitable selfie.

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China's answer to AIRPOCALYPSE: Fire up the supercomputer

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Is that you Lewis?

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Industry group blames 'outdated' kit for stock-market tech disasters

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Fixed it for you

"as well as widespread retail investor participation in the markets, decimalisation decriminalization, the exponential growth of daily trading volume"

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

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Re: On no not again

While I agree that there are certain symbols that have been basically co opted for use ever again (e.g. the swastika), I think you maybe reading a little too much into this one. I bet I could find an example of hateful propaganda that used kittens.

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I freaking love it!!

Why try to hide the job you have been tasked to do, just come right out and be load and proud about it.

Most of the time what hurts the NSA and the such is the old Never Say Anything attitude. The stuff is going to come out sooner or later and it is the cover up that actually kills you. If the NSA would have pretty much let on that they were monitoring everything on God's green earth because CONGRESS SAID THEY COULD, the whole PRISM coming to light thing (which IMHO was the biggest NO DUH! moment in history) would have been a news story for all of 15 seconds if at all.

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Obamacare website 'either hacked or will be soon', warns infosec expert

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Yawn

Doesn't most of this stuff apply to many systems out there, public and private?

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Budget decay kills NASA plutonium drive project

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Re: Obama strikes again

While you are at the Natural News sight, make sure to check out the article about how vaccines really aren't that effective and other tin foil hat ravings.

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Space hotelier Bigelow wants capitalists to FIGHT comm-MOON-ist takeover

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Re: I think lunar commercial development is desirable and inevitable.

"Just as long as it is done responsibly", smirk, giggle, giggle, HAHAHAHAHA, yeah, right, that'll happen, HAHAHAHA. Sorry, just couldn't hold that in.

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How d'ya make a JPMorgan banker cry? Ask him questions on Twitter

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#AskJPM

Are you guys really so clueless to the outside world that you didn't see something like this coming?

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Apple iPhone factory workers imprisoned in virtual slavery – report

Cubical Drone

YAWN!

Let's face it, we don't really care do we. These stories always periodically surface, we all get a chance to post our comments of righteous indignation, various companies roll out their prepared mea culpas and then we all run out to by the next version of the shiny shiny they make.

Wake me when something changes.

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Horrific FLESH-EATING PLATYPUS once terrorised Australia

Cubical Drone

Re: IT angle ..

One other difference is that the creature described would probably be better at running a company.

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IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE! Google's secretive Omega tech just like LIVING thing

Cubical Drone
Terminator

I welcome...

...our cloudy overlords!

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Another 5 years on Nokia's patent CHAIN GANG for Samsung

Cubical Drone

WOW!!

Never actually seen a troll being born before...fascinating!

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Profitless scrapbooking site Pinterest adds over $1bn to its book value

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Bigger idiot theory

Stock price has nothing to do with real value any more, it is just based on how much you think you can sell the stock to a bigger idiot for later on.

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” - John Maynard Keynes

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Sueball-happy patent biz slaps lawsuits on FOURTEEN tech firms

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Joke

Re: Q:

What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?

A rottweiler.

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