* Posts by g e

3191 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Re: rough end of a pineapple

Rough end of a ragman's trumpet, in some parts... ;)

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Getty on Google: It’s all about traffic, duh

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"traffic would go to the infringer’s site"

Errrm that implies a couple of things surely...

1. Google isn't the infringer

2. The infringer can easily be found and presumably fined, hence revenue

Perhaps I misunderstood something there but it sounds like a cheap temp could google for stuff and find many 'infringers' for pursual each day.

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Heathrow Airbus collision 'not a drone incident'

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Childcatcher

Add 'em to the list...

Terrorists, Paedos and now the new ultimate horror - drones.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

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Re: So funny :-)

Strangely enough I just paid £263 for my insurance elsewhere when Tesco decided my renewal would be £530 instead of £370 due to an address change (to a 'nicer' area, too). Got the price from the opera-singing-now-robot company.

Which I consider pretty reasonable for fully comp with PNCD and legal for an XKR (hence why I don't want an acceleration/braking/cornering e-nanny).

When an insurance co puts their prices to silly levels I just assume it's cos they no longer want to cover your demographic any more, having focussed on a more 'profitable' one for that year. It all seems like a mahoosive scam anyway, imho, I'm sure these buggers all cahoot and collude together.

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"a rundown of your driving"

Seriously, I don't want an e-nanny. No thank you.

Even if it doesn't spaff all my data to some damned cloud I don't want a bot telling me it doesn't like my driving 'style' - the ruddy in-car camera is bad enough beeping at me when I go round corners too fast 'enthusiastically' (as I believe BMW handbooks call it).

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Panama Papers graph database cracked open for world+dog

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Re: re: ICJ

Well perhaps with luck, some of those 'public servants' who voted against having their own tax/financial records investigated might get the outcome they tried so eagerly to prevent after all.

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Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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Re: @Meldreth -- Utterly unacceptable

To whit: Idiocracy

A tongue-in-cheek but sadly prescient film

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Vanity dating site BeautifulPeople popped

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Re: Mongo

Candygram for Mr Mongo ??

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Remain in the EU and help me snoop on the world, says Theresa May

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Re: Kryptonaut

She's welcome to try but only because that means she'll have to get close enough to me so that I can punch her repeatedly in the face.

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ECHR

Tessie May personally opted out of the ECHR a long time ago, methinks. The 'HR' part, certainly.

Crazy hag.

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Secret UN report finds WIPO chief 'broke procurement rules'

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"refusal to protect whistle-blowers"

Ah, is it ironic that irony is lost on the USA?

Irony++ ? Irony^2 ?

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Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

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Re: His (her) Master's Voice

Not OK to 'steal' (duplicate, actually) what you wouldn't pay for but then, where's my refund when the film I just watched in the cinema was NOWHERE NEAR as good as the intentionally misleading trailer suggested?

Hmmm advertising standards, perhaps?

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Re: You COULD NOT...

Just checked - you get less for Manslaughter with anything other than 'Low Provocation'...

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/manslaughter_provocation/

So the MAFIAA are obviously more important than human life - of course we already knew this, naturally.

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Amazon attempts rule fudge to take exclusive control of new dot-words

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Re: I just want to register...

qui.moi surely? ;)

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FBI spies on how many?

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Re: If you want an honest answer?

I'd expect a totally fudged answer that points in the direction of the truth but from the imagination of professional liars and inveiglers.

He should be compelled to provide his sampling methodology publicly, also, esp if he's only doing 'one run' at the figures.

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'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia

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Re: question

Wasn't that the high energy emission/flinging-off of particles 'stuck' to the front of an Alcubierre warp bubble upon deceleration/deactivation of the bubble.

Seem to remember El Reg had an article some time ago about it.

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Whitehall waste: Cash splashed on consultants and temps up 90% in half decade

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Re: Viz Top Tip:

It won't matter, no-one will want to consult/contract for Gov't in a year's time when the IR35-by-the-customer thing comes into effect.

Downside is they'll still not have the staff, either...

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FBI boss: We paid at least $1.2m to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

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"there are really bad people in this world"

And none too few of them in the USA with taxpayer-funded employment

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Embattled 123-reg flings six months' free hosting at angry customers

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"doing everything in our power "

Except getting the chequebook out for compo

They should at least refund the previous year to those customers at the bare miminum.

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Europe's digi-boss tells YouTube to cough up proper music royalties

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Metallica screwed??

Maybe they shouldn't have snorted all their milliions up their noses or whatever the hell they did with it if they're now in the poorhouse.

Whining (still) and becoming a Country & Western act (or are they back on heavy rock now?) really doesn't help their case at all.

Privileged Pussies.

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$elfies for MasterCard

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Re: Preventing the use of *static* photos?

Just a Terry Gilliam style Monty Python cardboard cutout could work?

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Chinese crypto techie sentenced to death for leaking state secrets

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'For that'

see title

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Hacking Team hole still unpatched, exploit pop doc claims

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Re: What's the embedded device?

A router would seem most likely ?

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Boaty McBoatface 'wins'

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Re: Democracy in action

Which would still be Boaty McBoatface if they were honest about it ;o)

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US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression

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Re: Maths v the Law

And then make sure all their safety equipment has rotating parts in it. Please.

While we're at it, remove 'Warning sharp' from kitchen knife packaging...

Let's give Darwin's principles a good run at the lot of them.

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South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

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HHG reminder

Brings to mind Hot Black Desiato (?) who would broadcast his gigs from orbit to listeners in hardened bunkers on the planet below cos he was so loud, iirc

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FBI 'zero-day iPhone hack'

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Re: Guess Apple needs to start buying 0 days on the open market

Well it's not like they're skint or anything, for sure

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How Remix's Android will eat the world

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Coat

Raspberry Pi ?

Well, someone had to say it...

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Man pleads guilty for serving white hat with DoS, swearbot, sex toys

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Paris Hilton

But hey, free sex toys..!

Silver lining?

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FBI Director defends iPhone 5C unlock tool that's obviously going to leak into wrong hands

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Facepalm

That backdrop...

"American Democracy" like it's something distinct from "Actual Democracy".

Oh. I see now...

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Samsung in S7 boost brag

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Too late for me

They lost me to SONY for the SD card reason, the Z5 is proving a fantastic device

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Truly crap exhibition dumped on Isle of Wight

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Coat

It's all very well posting your risible comments

But I think it's very unfair to poo-poo this event

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George Bush naked selfie hacker Guccifer gets his day in US court

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Big Brother

"No matter where they are in the world"

Fuck Yeah.

As the meme goes.

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Elon Musk takes wraps off planet-saving Model 3 vapourmobile

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Re: Tesla a greencar, really ?

That would seem to be missing out the production costs of the fossil fuel and its distribution to filling stations?

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Oracle's website, social media to wear sandwich board of shame over Java SE insecurity

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Re: …make Java, Ruby and JavaScript "illegal" to use in the US and its territories

Yet Flash is OK?

Hmmm... MJ works for Adobe perchance?

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Michigan shooter says 'mind controlling' Uber app told him to kill

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Re: Kalamazoo

Presumably with a case-by-case unlocking tool for the FBI..

Oh hang on, he was just an ordinary armed lunatic American, not a 'terrorist'

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Brits shun nightclubs and CD-ROMs for lemons, coffee and woman’s leggings

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The typo is strong with this one, methinks

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Forget data thieves, data sabotage will be your next IT nightmare

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So. This week....

Strong encryption is our friend, is it?

But what about all the paedos, terrorists and stuff we were supposed to be terrified of last week?

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Phorm suspends its shares from trading amid funding scrabble

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Tell us again

How many fucks you give....

I feel yours plus mine may total the same figure!

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Google punts freebie DDoS shield to hacks, human rights worthies

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Ohhhhhhhh?

That's his MOUTH???

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Meet Barra's baby: Xiaomi arrives with a splash

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Re: With all the "spying"

Wait till the next truly international version.. MI6 ;o)

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Apple must help Feds unlock San Bernardino killer's iPhone – judge

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Re: No

Search for

Murderous

Unwanted

Gunmen

?

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Blighty cops nab Brit teen for 'hacking' CIA Brennan's AOL email

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"Crackas with Attitude"

I did almost have a little sympathy until I read down to their name. Stopped caring so rapidly it was almost relativistic.

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So. Are Europeans just a whining bunch of data protection hypocrites?

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US thinks Eu is being deliberately protectionist.

Awwww. Bless.

<irony/>

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Bill for half a billion quid lands on Apple's desk in Facetime patent scrap

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Re: Beers all round

It is coming...

The Baconing

The righteous shall all be NOM'd and the delicious meatiness shall abound!

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

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Re: You know what you must do.

With brandy-infused brown sauce, natch :oP

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Re: Needs to be said.

EVERY day of the week!

FTFY :o)

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Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

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Re: Whatsapp?

Although it's already grabbed your contacts and silo'd them, presumably Marshmallow lets you bar it from your contacts in the future? Though given how whatsapp works that's likely less than useful :o/

Will be good to bar FB app from contacts and location, though.

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CES tech show adds new security checks after fears of violence

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Re: Won't do dick.

Seems that the terrorists have 'won' in the US already, by a long chalk.

Assuming you don't go the false flag route which then means the gov't/iluminati/etc have won instead.

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'Phantom' menace threatens to down Xbox Live, PSN at Xmas

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By Crikey!

I therefore amend my earlier assessment, then, to:

Illiterate, Grinchy, Skidiot Morons

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