* Posts by Chris W

1956 posts • joined 28 Aug 2007

American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

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Re: The Bacon is not so bad.

Right, that's my tea sorted, semolina pudding and bacon.

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: 24 the ultimate answer

@Arnaut the less - I'd love to accept you're argument but you lot don't believe in god. Now if the PDP-8 was the spaghetti monster's machine...

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Re: If time was going backwards....

>How would you know?

Ask a woman, I imagine child birth would be a lot more painful.

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Re: 24 the ultimate answer

You need to take a full byte, so 42 is 00101010 and reversing gives 01010100 which is 84

Otherwise when reversed using your method 10101 is still 10101, unless you want to stick arbitrary zeroes on the front of your starting number.

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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Re: And that's the news from Switzerland...

>Actually, no. That came from the Schwartzwald area in Germany

Can you read? I deliberately wrote adopted not invented.

Bet you're glad you posted AC...

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Re: And that's the news from Switzerland...

Hey, they adopted the cuckoo clock as a form of entertainment, never ending excitement on the hour every hour. What more proof do you need?

And yes, I have been to Switzerland.

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And that's the news from Siwtzerland...

...for the next twenty years.

Unless the Hadron collider explodes and it will probably do that unspectacularly. Inany event, it's hughly unlikely as they shut the thing down if they find an undocumented speck of dust out of place.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: Your Roots man, don't loose sight of your roots

So make it before you go out.

These aren't just post-pub nosh suggestions but also serve as hangover cures. Some people take preventitive measures such as drinking a litre of water before imbibing the golden nectar others chose to tackle the affects afterwards, hence "post-pub".

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Err...

Why the carrot?

Seems far too healthy.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: advertising are getting increasingly peeved

@gazthejourno

How does this work then? Do you get credit for click through or just showing the ad? I can ignore ads to the point where I don't notice them and have never intentionally clicked on one. My biggest complaint about them is bandwidth and flash but I disable that unless I need it anyway. So, if it's the former then you're not losing however if it's the latter I'll add it, tout de suite.

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Re: @ Terry

If four or five individual chocolate hob-nobs have melted together I always count that as one so don't judge the chap too harshly until you know the full circumstances.

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Buy Your Own Device: No more shiny-shiny work mobe for you

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Re: The importance of seperate

You can also do that with a dual sim phone. Just turn off the work sim.

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Re: Buy my own device for work...

I do, I even suggested it. I usually share your sentiment with regard to the employer providing all equipment to do my job but I've got a dual sim phone and it's a lot easier to only have to carry and charge one phone than two. In the end it costs me nothing and is more convenient. Also when I run out of money on my prepaid card the work sim is a handy backup.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Re: @Chris W Haven't we been here before @tnovelli

Excellent point. If I want a motor bike I don't start with a Cervelo racing cycle, bolt on a load of home made parts, end up making 10 different versions of it then claim they're all an Harley Davidson.

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Re: @Chris W Haven't we been here before

>I don't recognise your later comment that...

Exactly what I said you'd say.

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Re: @Chris W Haven't we been here before

J, You're an exception. Fully agree, I always say whatever gets the job done. Most linux fanbois will insist that windows is the devil's work which you should never touch under any circumstances while linux was created by their saviour, you must use it and never say it is not as good as windows. They close their eyes to all the hoops they have to jump through to get things to work and convince themselves after 10 days that whatever it was worked out of the box so to speak.

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Re: @Chris W Haven't we been here before

J, Un-necessary for stuff that linux is good at like running servers. If you want to use a gui to write a letter, watch a video or manage you media then get Windows and stop trying to pretend that linux is as good. It isn't, just admit it and get on with life.

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Haven't we been here before

And still none of the suggestions will run without me installing a load of un-necessary gui crap.

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Bloke, 36, in the cooler for leaking ex's topless pics on Facebook

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Why not just unauthorized

"unauthorized posting of nude or sexual images of an individual with the purpose of causing emotional distress"

As it is someone could claim they didn't mean to cause emotional distress. Obviously in this case there seems to be further action to support the distress claim but that wouldn't always be so.

Reducing it to simply unauthorized would also protect a lot of people from paps.

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Apple patents NEVERSMASH iPHONE for fumbling fondlers

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Re: Why not just staple it to a cat?

>Or buy a £2 grippy silicon case

Proof that iPhone users are sooo sad they don't have a sense of humour. My first thought was to butter the back of it. Buying a case? That's for wussies.

I'd proffer that yours and many others have never been dropped nor marked because nobody ever calls you and as such remain in pristine condition. What's that? What about the calls made by you? Probably to sex phone lines made from the safe environment of you bed.

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Re: Hmmm

Why drunk? I'd throw an iPhone out of any window stone cold sober just to see if it bounces and I wouldn't even bother taking it out of the pocket of it's owner.

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: still have a backdoor though right?

>stored in icloud are not encrypted in the same manor

I've just had a Sweeney flashback. Whose manor are they encrypted on then? Wherever they are we'll send the boys round in bouncy Granadas, break down the doors and do them over til they fess up or hand over the cheddar.

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Young Germans: PLEASE! ANYTHING BUT a digital STARTUP

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Re: Direct correlation with young uneployment rates.

Beat me too it. It's not a question of who won't work for a startup as much as who wants a job of any kind.

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Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's

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Why?

Is there anybody with an internet connection who doesn't know Google

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SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS

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Re: Ahem...

>I think some boffins are too obsessed with animal sex

In the old days when the technology wasn't up to much the only time animals remained around long enough to be filmed was when they were either copulating or eating, they didn't have much choice really,

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The sadistic seal killed and ate its target

The Hannibal Lecters of the animal kingdom, usually you have dinner first then get a shag.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Just maybe...

I don't recalll saying anything about public displays of affection. I said shouting about it at every opportunity. As in, when you are introduced, they'll say "Hi, I'm Ken, I'm gay", well good for you but I don't care. I don't go around saying "Hi, I'm Chris, I'm straight". No doubt if you were gay and I did you'd take it as an insult. You want an example, look at the thing Bear Grylls introduced about leaving a number of men on an island, if I recall the gay chap lasted about 5ms before outing himself. Virtually any Come Dine With Me has a gay man or drag artist who can't stop going on about themselves.

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Just maybe...

...if gays didn't shout their sexual preference from a high place at every god given opportunity they could get on with being gay in peace and nobody would give them a second look. I couldn't give a toss if you're gay but why oh why do so many feel the need to tell everybody.

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Snapper's decisions: Whatever happened to REAL photography?

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Re: Ansel Adams, gear from 75 years ago, location, location, location.

I'd disagree, the most famous photograph is probably the little girl running away from being napalmed by the forces of the glorious liberators. I'll leave any political or moral comment for another time. I douibt the photographer went there for the scenery.

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Re: Ansel Adams, gear from 75 years ago, location, location, location.

My wife often says to me, why can't you take photographs like that. To which I reply, because I can't afford to go to the Antarctic or Patagonia just to take pictures of penguins looking up at the sky and the local zoo just doesn't have the right background. Or spend three months sitting by a pond waiting for a humming bird to hang upside down from a twig and look at it's reflection in the water. She wants to drag me round art galleries to look at the work of other photographers, waste of time, lions on the savanna, sharks playfully tossing seals about, yeah, I wish. Although I do have some decent snaps of the squirrels in the local park and huge dragonflies from it's pond.

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Bona-fide SCIENCE: Which forms of unusual sex are, um, mainstream?

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Re: Yay, more survey based "science"

Oh, silly me, I didn't realise I said identical, but hey ho, that's what happens when people, and by that I don't mean everyone, can't comprehend what they read. Although it must be said that this appears to be getting more and more common. Bill Bryson names it the London, England syndrome where you have to explain everything so the numbnuts don't have to think too hard, well really not think at all, about what they are reading.

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Re: Yay, more survey based "science"

Not at all. People on the whole are very much alike so the ones who didn't wish to describe their fantasies would most likely have the same ones but simply didn't want to take part in the survey, couldn't be bothered, didn't have time, whatever.

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Would you recognise the Vans shoes logo? Neither would Euro trademark bods

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Re: Undedicated follower of fashion

>I'm the least fashion-concious person around

Err, don't see how you can be, I've never even heard of this brand never mind being able to picture it's logo.

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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Re: Manchester is not northen

Far be it for me to defend Manchester but when we talk about the various regions we are talking about England. Scotland, as usual, counts for sod all.

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Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque

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Re: Certs not so bad

Would I rather have someone who's studied his socks off enough to remember the answers to a known(*) pool of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 60-70% without even having used whatever the cert is for. No I wouldn't I'd rather have demonstrable experience.

(*)Known because after a couple of weeks you can find all the questions and answers online to most certification exams.

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Re: Cloud certification - You've got to be joking

Bugger, I've got three certificates. Oh, the shame.

Or if you want Pythonesque

I've got one certificate, birth and marriage

Oh, wait that's two. I've got two certificates, birth marriage and cycling proficiency....

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Cloud certification - You've got to be joking

I reckon my Cyclying Proficiency Certificate is worth more. The ones creaming it in are the centres giving the courses and handing out the certificates.

As if you can't tell I hate certificates, the one mentioned is the only one I have. Any manager who hires or selects candidates based on certificates should be taken out and shot. I could go on but you get the idea.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug

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Full marks to him

but 0.075% of his wealth is misleading. You should be quoting his cash wealth. My property makes up most of my wealth so if I gave away 0.075% of my total wealth I'd have to sell some of it.

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Just a drop?

>After all, they can always throw it away

Unless it's been changed I'm pretty sure earlier articles mentioned that it couldn't be deleted from the iPhone 6..

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Beers all round as Vulture 2 lands in Blighty

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Re: Other coverage:

There's more

http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/8688/3D-Printed-Rocket-Set-for-Take-Off.aspx

http://www.thedailystar.net/first-3d-craft-set-for-take-off-45247

Not worth visiting both links as the wording is exactly the same.

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Snapchat 'hack' pics mostly clothed user snaps, odd bits of legacy pr0n – report

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@John G Imrie

I think the author is possibly emphasising that the subject only has to look underage for it to be an offence. He doesn't mention the other end of the scale, a picture of 90 year old great grandmother dressed up as a schoolgirl with inent to arouse would fall foul of the law.

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Oh, shock horror

So basically as I summised in a respsone to a previous article about this, DM style headline grabbing.

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Slap for SnapChat web app in SNAP mishap: '200,000' snaps sapped

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Much ado about nothing

OK, so someone has been naughty and there's potentially millions of personal pics floating about somewhere but on a non-technical level why all the fuss? It makes for a good DM headline but what are the chances of you being recognised by someone you know? Unless your content was absolutely outstanding it will remain to all intents and purposes anonymous. If it's so outstanding as to reach the top of the pile then maybe you should consider a career change. Personally I wouldn't take the effort to scan a pile of snapchat pics to find something interesting when there are plenty of sites with quality stuff already categorised for free

Paedophile angle? I suppose we are talking mainly about the 13-15 year group which while legally are underage it's not the end of the world. Not my cup of tea yet don't class it in the same league as 5 year olds and I doubt many of them are sending selfies to their friends. So more than likely another DM style mountain out of a mole hill.

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Weekend reads: So, Anyway..., Anger is an Energy and Smoke Gets in your Eyes

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Anger

Being on holiday last week I treated myself to some breakfast telly and saw an interview with John Lydon. The hosts mentioned Vivienne Westood. Now I can't remember word for word what Lydon said but the female host was quite taken aback..

No need to remember, about 05:30 into this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO1YuxzHb0w

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

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Re: I'll wait for...

No need to wait, here it is.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in an Oliver Stone Film --- Redacted --- Role credits

I think I'll watch that version, who'd want to watch a film about Snowden?

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Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights

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>I wonder, do the Taliban & co. use a 'terrorist threat'

No they use pictures of nude ladies. Oh, the horror.

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TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

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Re: And here we go again...

>they passed a law making it legal to compel a suspect to give up encryption keys.

They don't need to pass laws in the UK to make something legal. Everything is legal unless a law says otherwise. You seem to imply there is law that would allow law enforcement to torture you until you handed over a key which would be illegal. I think you mean they can prosecute you if you don't give up a key, not quite the same thing.

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WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

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What the hell was that

Must be the most incomprehensible article ever. I've re-read it a few times and I still can't make head nor tail of it. OK, there are a few lucid lines in the middle but the rest is pure waffle.

Take away Jasper's beer allowance or send me a few pints so I can make sense of him.

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LOHAN tin-rattles to a whopping £27,000 on Kickstarter

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Re: only my opinion

So two minutes testing then. You can't rush a good cuppa, nor a bacon sarnie.

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Stonehenge's HUMAN ABATTOIR was just a prehistoric Burning Man hippyfest site

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Example of the tinfoil hattery

And the really scary thing about that commentard is he'll probably not only have a gun but a whole cupboard full of them.

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