3 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012
set TOP boxes??
Surely what with modern tellyboxes being all slimline these days (not like when I was a lad etc. etc.), surely these "set top boxes" are actually going to be placed on a shelf *under* the telly.
If that's the case, all a camera would see in my house would be a close-up of my dog's backside.
There's fun to be had
Rather than just hanging up, I've decided to have some fun with the calls that are doing a "lifestyle questionnaire".
Q: What's your annual salary?
A: 2 guineas, 14 shillings and sixpence, although last year I elected to be paid via a barter system so technically it was 2 swans, a boar, six pigs and a flaggon of ale.
Q: Do you own your property or do you rent?
A: My property is actually still based on the old fuedal system, so technically I'm a serf to the lord of the manor.
Q: Do you receive your television by cable or satellite?
A: I get the data sent to me on 5 1/4 inch floppies and then install the programs from those direct to my Edison Vision-O-Scope viewing device.
Nothing is guaranteed to confuse "Brian" from India any faster!
Hacker, yes. Extradite, no
Whilst I agree that extradition is completely over the top in this case, he should certainly stand trial in this country.
His defense of "I was looking for evidence of aliens" doesn't quite seem hold up however...
If that was the case, surely he'd just have looked. The allegations that he stole passwords, deleted accounts and left messages taunting their lax security measures seems to point to something a lot more sinister than just "looking for evidence of aliens" IMHO.
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