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4738 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007

Staples to offer in-store full color 3D printing service

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Re: This is a handy service for all sections of the community to use!

A paper ball gag is going to end up in a soggy mess very quickly!

And bulldog clips are so tacky, too...

You should buy a decent rubber ball gag and set of nipple clamps from a supplier of affordable leather products which would be much more suitable and effective :-)

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PM demands media clean-up, not keen on doing much himself

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The press have had their chance...

I am in no way in favour of legislation that removes freedom of expression, but there need to be some way of enforcing the attendant *responsibility* that comes along with it, especially in the big media.

We've seen too many examples of the press printing blatant falsehoods and unsubstantiated stories and then, when they're called in front of their tame lapdog, the PCC (run by newspaper editors for newspaper editors) they say "it's just a difference of editorial opinion" and the PCC says "Right ho, no problem, see you down the pub for a few beers later".

We need a truly independent regulator to replace the PCC which has the teeth to force papers to behave or face fines and even imprisonment to stop them ruining innocent people's lives in a cavalier manner simply so they can sell more copy.

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Leveson tells media to set up independent regulator or bow to Ofcom

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Re: Why?

@Geoff332

"Either that, or it's against their self-interest to understand the difference and they are deliberately mis-representing the issue."

Which do you think it is?!

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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What about...

... the Difference Engine from Gibson and Sterling's book of the same name?

A self-aware *mechanical* computer!

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Re: Hitchhiker Guide to The Galaxy

@RodB

Unfortunately your memory is failing:

Slartibartfast: I was most upset to hear of its destruction.

Arthur: *You* were upset?

Slartibartfast: Five minutes later and it wouldn't have mattered so much. Shocking cock up. The mice were furious.

Arthur: Mice?

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Re: Didn't I make 100 posts in a year?

@Will Godfrey

I always remember ?&FE4E=&7F

It would freeze the computer by setting all the interrupts and the only thing to do then was hit Break (which would do a power-on memory wipe) or switch off and back on again. Either would wipe the memory but it was so much more elegant that *FX 200,3 :-)

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Bradley Manning to speak in public for first time in two years

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Re: Waterboarding? Suicide missions?

Hell, why bother with waterboarding, suicide missions or firing squads? Why don't you just burn him at the stake and be done with it!!!

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Data cops: Facebook privacy plans must be 'modified'

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Re: Baaa baaa baaa!

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp

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Their One Year Mission: To boldly find the effects of null G on humans

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Just don't...

... get a nickname like Fruit Loops...

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Cambridge boffins fear 'Pandora's Unboxing' and RISE of the MACHINES

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[Broadcast Eclear, sent 1346768792.1]

xHuman Race

oGSV Slightly Perturbed [Location unknown, but presumably monitoring]

If you're out there, do us a favour...

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Re: Or equally likely

ITYM "Scans Lolcats, Youtube comments pages, assorted pro/ anti Apple flame wars, Facebook Memes and so on and gives up in disgust...!"

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Asteroid miners hunt for platinum, leave all common sense in glovebox

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This isn't going to work...

... until someone invents the Cobra Mk III.

Right on, Commander!

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WANTED: Actual HELPFUL info on price-comparison websites

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Re: I have used lots of price comparison sites

@AC - Unfortunately some companies don't pay any attention to MPS and TPS or they're calling from outside the UK and so can stick two fingers up to them.

As for e-mails, I own my domain, so if I give Fred Bloggs & Co an e-mail address I put fredbloggs.com@... as the address and if I start getting spam to that name I know who has been careless with my details (and can be blocked from future contact!)

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South Korean convicted for tweeting Pyongyang propaganda

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@jeremy 3 - Re: Have I broken the law too?

"The airport dude in the UK and this fella in Korea should've been locked up, not because the law is right, but because they are stupid and ignorant."

Balderdash! The people who are stupid and ignorant are the ones passing these ridiculous laws and those trying to apply them.

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Google Adwords scammer charged premium to call NHS Direct

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Re: How is this a scam?

It's a scam like the companies who offer "services" which charge you for reclaiming PPI or for obtaining an EHIC are scams, they are attempting to obtain money by deception.

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Re: Personally

Ah, yes, I can see lots of people phoning up their phone provider saying "Please can I access 09xxx numbers, I'm really not doing it for the sex lines, of course..."

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Texan schoolgirl expelled for refusing to wear RFID tag

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WTF???

Ok, I may not agree with her religious beliefs, but I sure as hell agree with this being a gross invasion of privacy verging on Official Stalking!

If I had a kid at that school I'd be standing right alongside them objecting to this and probably outside the gates handing out leaflets too.

PS And what's to stop students swapping ID tags either through mischief or malice??

PPS " in some cases for toilet breaks, and it allows the school to track their every movement throughout the day" - I'm sure there's a pun there somewhere...!!

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'Rare for tech not to be involved in child abuse cases'

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"You can avoid so many uncomfortable truths with that mantra."

And you can ruin so many lives and introduce so many unnecesary and unworkable laws by ignoring it.

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Facebook starts going encrypted by default in North America

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"the UK's spooks claim...

"...they have no interest in what it said, only in who talks to who"

And we all believe them, don't we, boys and girls...!

(And shouldn't that be "whom"?!)

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Do you know a chimp who's feeling doleful? Mid-life crisis, probably

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I have an Orang-Utan here...

... who just wants to say "Oook!!"

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Re: RE: "50-year-old men ... absconding with waitresses"

I'm 47, I've already got the motorbike, now all I need to do is find the waitress..

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NASA suggests robotic return to the Moon

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Re: Target...

"Schroedinger basin" where there may or may not be a cat...

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Restaurateur jailed for customer sex profile revenge plan

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Re: Customer from hell. . .

"Customer from hell"? For asking that they leave olives out of the meal and then behing unhappy with the staff's attitude? Do the words "Customer Service" not mean anything to you??

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Author of '80s classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit

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@rurwin

You have just caused me to laugh helplessly for about the last five minutes!!

:-)

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Reefer madness blasts pot machine maker's stock sky high

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"legalizing the stuff actually cuts demand"

And that's all we *really* need to know to stop the stupid waste of time, money and resources on the nonsensical and unwinnable "War on Drugs" that too many grandstanding politicians have forced on us!

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Curiosity latest: MARTIAN DUST DEVILS assail prowling robot rover

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What's that noise...?

Sounds like Ulla! Ulla!

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How can UK TV product placement do better, asks report

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Brand awareness...

.... != desire to purchase that brand.

I'm aware of lots of brands, but that doesn't mean that when I want to buy something I'm going to purchase something from it because I've seen it being used by someone on TV.

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US petitions Obama for better policing of its mega-cities

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Re: Hmmm

Six months, creep!

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What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?

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@Vic: Re: I remember...

I'm open to sensible offers for the complete collection...

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I remember...

... buying the first edition of 2000AD back in 1977 (along with Battle and Warlord) and seeing the teaser pic of Judge Dredd. Unfortunately as it was shown from the front with him on his Lawmaster it looked like some massively fat Southern USA Sheriff and I thought it would be dire...

... fortunately I was wrong!

I've been reading it ever since and although it's been through some bad times and had some duff stories and characters, overall it's been absolutely incredible.

Although I may at some point switch to the digital version because storing the complete collection from Prog 1 to the present is taking up a lot of shelf space...!!!

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Is that a truncheon in your trousers, officer, or ... an antenna, you say?

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Re: WTF stands for...

A Ridiculous Made-up acrOnym that yoU Really have to Stretch for...!

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Sex offenders need internet access, judge rules

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Re: @Dire Criti¢ and wowfood...

Oh dear, Dire Criti¢, the more you protest that you say you value Human Rights the more you reveal that you don't understand them.

Human Rights are for *all* humans, you do not "protect" one person's rights by taking away those rights from someone else. History shows time and again the tragic results that stem from that sort of mentality where someone who is the "wrong" race or the "wrong" colour or follows the "wrong" religion or thinks "wrong" thoughts or behaves in the "wrong" way is deprived of their Rights because the State thinks that that will make the world a better place.

You might like to live in that world, but I prefer one where no person has Rights above another.

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Re: @Dire Criti¢ and wowfood...

Yes, Dire Criti¢, it's very simple to understand that you don't have the slightest clue what Human Rights are actually about.

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - George Satayana.

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@Dire Criti¢ and wowfood...

Ah, so you're two the type of people who think that Human Rights should only apply to peope we *like*...

... The Daily Mail comment pages are over there -->

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Brits admit to using mobile phones during sex - and not in a good way

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Re: survey bias

I think my customers might disagree...!

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Top prosecutor warns troll-hunting cops not to choke courts

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You do not have the right...

...to not be fucking offended!!

To quote Stephen Fry: 'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?'

But now, it seems, we have idiots decided that they *do* have the right to not be offended and they're going to use (or abuse) the law to shut up people who say things they don't like!

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BBC places news chief and her deputy beyond use in Savile row

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"Licence Tax" was Re: Free Money ?

A couple of figures to think about:

BBC licence fee for the year: £145.50, no adverts. Annual subscription to the Daily Mail: £214.24.

Which of these is really worth the money paid for it?

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Google hit with $AUD200k defamation damages

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"The sites in Google's search results...

"...are controlled by those sites' webmasters, not by Google"

Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce!

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One in four don't clean their stinky old browsers - especially Firefoxers

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Try...

... Secunia PSI. It regularly scans your system and checks for updates, many of which can auto-install.

Not hard.

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Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

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WTF?

Meanwhile...

... Nick Griffin of the BNP makes a homophobic post about the gay couple who were discriminated against by a B&B owner and posts their address, seemingly calling on his supporters to stage a demo outside their house, yet all he gets is a brief ban from Twitter and the comment removed

#levelplayingfield???

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China blocks all Google services as new leader anointed

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Re: legitimate?

To quote from one of those articles: "[The Chinese Government] see the state as the embodiment and guardian of Chinese civilisation. Its most important responsibility - bar none - is maintaining the unity of the country."

No, what they see is that their power and authority (and no doubt lots of very nice perks) come from keeping the lid on anything that might undermine their power, because they've got a really cushy number and don't want to lose it which is what will happen when their general populace realise exactly how corrupt their entire system is.

They may throw the occasional sacrificial lamb out when someone does something so egregiously wrong that they can't simply cover it up, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Astroboffins spot smiley face on Mercury

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There's one of these...

... on Mars.

Ask Dr Manhattan...

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Judge drops TV ad-block block: So how will anyone pay for TV now?

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Re: "in the expectation that...

"Muting commercials could be the end of TV as we know it!"

To quote from an episode of Max Headroom:

Janie Crane: "An off switch?"

Metrocop: "She'll get years for that. Off switches are illegal!"

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"in the expectation that...

"...viewers will sit through the ads that pay for the programmes"

ITYM "the ads that pay their over-inflated salaries and bonuses which they got for paying over-inflated prices for sports coverage..."

Oh and HERE IS A COMMERCIAL BREAK!

Why do the idiots think that boosting the LOUDNESS on commercials is going to make someone *more* likely to buy a product? If you've been watching a quiet programme and then someone comes on SHOUTING at you to buy something, what are you going to do? Buy it? Or mute/ skip/ go and make a cup of tea until the idiot has gone away...?

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Tomb-raid boffins find golden hoard of the warrior Thracians

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Re: I am Spartacus!

@ I ain't Spartacus...

Make up your mind!!

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At last, a bionic arm that passes the Beer, Egg and Looks Cool tests

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I'm just remembering...

... a certain incident involving Howard Wolowitz...

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Google launches third-world mobile web land grab

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So what's wrong with...

... a "Google-Free Zone"?

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Japanese car nuts build racecars powered by shouting 'Brrrm! Brrrrrm!'

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How about....

... if you yell "Go SPEED!"

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Re: How About Dog-Fights?

ITYM "Eeeeoooow dakka-dakka-dakka!"

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Habitable HEAVY GRAVITY WORLD found just 42 light-years away

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"the dangerous Bandersnatch"

I think you mean "Frumious Bandersnatch"!

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