* Posts by Chris W

2022 posts • joined 28 Aug 2007

Live a day in the life of Jennifer Lawrence: Tell Reddit to delete your stolen nude selfies

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Re: Bah!

One solitary upvote. My guess is it's from Mrs. Stevie

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@Busby

Whether they were paid, paid for it or no money exchanged hands, if they signed a model release then tough titties.

Something any woman considering a personal boudoir style session should be aware of. Most contracts give the photographer rights of reproduction even though the woman requested the shoot and paid for it.

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How do you prove the picture you want taken down is of you?

Do you have to send them a photo of yourself naked?

And if it was taken quite a few years ago you might have to photoshop out a few wrinkles or get a retro hair do.

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Re: Doesn't help me...

Think you're going to get away with that.

Prove it.

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

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Re: Barbra would be proud

No, not quite, never seen the ad and even now I'm not the slightest bit intereted in seeing it. Anything that can be shown on UK TV is not worth getting worked up about and in any event will be a let down after I let my imagination run riot with the description given in the article. Who needs TV?

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Facebook privacy policy violates European law, says report

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Re: @AC @Jan Hargreaves

Woah, paranoid or what. Someone posted a picture of you and now you're being stalked by facebook. Do you get targetted advertising, do they tag your photo to what you like or have ordered online. No, I didn't thinkk so. I'd suggest you un-friend in real life whoever posted the picture.

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@AC

You sign up - you opt-in. Don't want the crap don't use it.

Want to use it then at least get to know what you're agreeing to. That's what makes sense, not disavowing your personal responsibility and blaming someone else because you're so caught up in the social media frenzy you can't think for yourself.

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Kickstarter folk pay $8 MEELLION for joys of EXPLODING KITTENS

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NSFW

It would be interesting to know the percentage of takers for the NSFW version and if they thought they would be subscribing to some hot kitty action.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: El Reg eggs Benedict

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Hollandaise sauce???

I was going to say what's wrong with a bottle of HP but realised, lamentably, that is now also Hollandish sauce.

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Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy: Hands-on gizmo-packed motoring

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Re: Oh dear @TeeCee

You're a mind reader. My exact thought was, a Renault with loads of electronics, what could possibly go wrong?

Fantastic engines, probably thanks to F1, but the rest???

And yes I have owned one but I must say in my defence it was because a brother-in-law who worked for them got a discount, even so I wouldn't get another.

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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What a bunch of wussies

I blame this on the dumbing down of drinking skills. Is noone adept at the art of auto-pilot any more? That skill that gets you home no matter how much you've had to drink, even if you can't crawl let alone walk or figure out which way is up. You wake up, sometimes even the next day, with that sense of wonder at how you managed to get into your own bed(*) and try to retrace your steps to no avail. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that beer can induce teleportation, I've proved this many times but unfortunately haven't been able to document it.

(*)It has to be your own bed, any idiot can fall into a strangers bed. There is room for discretion if it's your neighbours bed and you have always fancied her/him or possibly both of them..

So to my point. You should be able to knock up any recipe using the same skill no matter how happy you feel.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: My egg butties were inspired somewhat by V's 'eggy-in-the-basket' skills...

>Take a large wholemeal

OK, you lost me there.

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Robot vacuum cleaner EATS WOMAN

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Re: I was waiting......

>It does make one wonder how many

Apart from you two, I suspect none.

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What's with all the roomba anecdotes?

Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both? Not even a maid?

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Assange's cop chaperones have cost £10 MEEELLION to date

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Re: 10,500 GBP per day @ Chris Miller

Or to paraphrase an old joke.

Beggar to policeman. "Got 50p to arrest a bail jumper?"

Copper "Here's a quid, get me one as well"

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Re: 10,500 GBP per day @ Chris Miller

>How will you do it

Outsourcing. Hi-vis jacket on a couple of street beggars and there you have it. They have to sit somewhere so might as well be in front of the Ecuadorian embassy.

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10,500 GBP per day

I'll do it for 2000 and provide my own uniform.

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Re: He's obviously dangerous

That's the queue to collect their overtime cheque from the heavily guarded paddy wagon just off picture. They each do an hour extra so they can claim a full shift. As a cost saving measure the paddy wagon doubles up as the tea van which is where most of them spend their extra hour before signing off and going home.

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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Re: " Alexa tells us it's more popular than El Reg"

>Maybe you need a Page 3 feature

Do you really want to see topless geeks?

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Man trousers $15,000 domain name for $10.99 amid registry cockup

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Re: Something to add

>Pray tell. :-)

Wasn't so much of an incident and as good looking as I was back then it didn't involve JS, so as you ask. Many, many, many moons ago at the first motor show to be held at the NEC as an impish faced cherub, the epitomy of a well mannered youth in full school uniform and all other things good Rolls Royce wouldn't let me on their stand. Aston Martin, Jaguar and all the others, no problem, I left whatever I had on my sticky mitts at the time all over them but RR no, not even anything for the goody bag. So in a fit of pique I vowed there and then never to buy one. At the time such a possibilty may have seemed unthinkable anyway but circumstances change and they've lost a sale.

Do I bear grudges? Sometimes, yes.

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Re: Something to add

Obviously not, he's saying now he has it he's going to try to do something with it. Imagine finding a new white Rolls Royce mispriced at a tenner. You wouldn't pay full price for it, personally I wouldn't pay ten quid for it due to an incident at the Birmingham motor show many years ago, but I digress. If you did buy it you could either sell it on or decide to do something else such as start a wedding car hire company. If the new company succeeds good if not then you will still have an investment, maybe a car here is not a goof example of an investment but you get the idea. A suitable saying is, never look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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Re: As healthy as hating on facebook generally is,

They seem to work around tax laws quite efficiently and without attracting the indignation of local governments.

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Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

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Re: When...?

Also virtually everytime there's a new article the list of sponsors seems to grow almost to the point where the sponsors have more column cms than the articles. Sadly I think LOHAN lost it's garage project credentials quite a while ago.

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Facebook, Instagram, Tinder TITSUP*: HOW did anyone even find out?

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In the words of BSM Williams

Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

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Re: What's the difference between a garbanzo bean and a chickpea?

That's a blatant mis-use of the joke alert icon but more over, how long have you bean waiting for a chickpea article in an IT rag so you can use that line?

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Re: @Chris W (was: Boil pancetta (note splelling)?)

>come visit my foreman

No need, I can talk to my wife whose family has been here for umpteen generations.

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Re: Boil pancetta (note splelling)?

Every cocido I've had made by kosher Spaniards has had a proper lump of serrano in it, not just a scrag end. I doubt few people in Sonoma are an authority on Spanish spelling so consider that a free lesson on how it should be spelt.

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Re: Based on a traditional Spanish concoction

Update: I asked my wife why she removes scum from cocido and here is her reply.

Because scum is scum. No good.

It may make the stew sour but in her case there is no reason behind the method other than that.

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Re: Boil pancetta (note splelling)?

Jake, a lump of jamon serrano is boiled in a full cocido so yes you do boil the stuff.

Panceta is the correct spelink.

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Based on a traditional Spanish concoction

Very loosely based on so just as well the name has been frenchified because no half decent Spaniard would want to put their name to that in the same sentence as cocido. About the only similarity is the chickpeas. Panceta? Oregano? No bone, no jamon serrano, no gallina, no tocino... I understand all these modifictaions have been made to reduce the scum but the recipe has been butchered. As for the scum, I always thought my wife removed it because she didn't like the look of it, after all if you throw in a pigs ear for flavour you can't be too worried about a bit of scum souring the stew.

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Oi, Aussie sports fans! Take that selfie stick and stick it

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Re: Wouldn't this problem take care of itself?

>having never been there

Earl's Court used to be a reasonable alternative. It also used to be full of gays which lead me to believe that all Australians where homosexuals. And who said correlation doesn't prove anything?

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Re: I don't watch much TV. @Van

>allows the center of the universe to be filmed in real-time

I think you'll find that's called a SnorriCam

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Netadmin wanted for 'terrible, terrible, awful job nobody wants'

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Re: No.

Don't you just love how perfect we all are. Any recruiter need look no further than here to get the best IT bods. Maybe we should form the El Reg dream team ER for short (egos rampant).

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Wizard of Oz OFFICIALLY 'most significant movie' EVER, says PNAS

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Re: To develop a good measure of scientific citations

>tell the you that the authors were significant

Exactly(*), it doesn't tell you the paper was significant so you end up with a popularity contest amongst those who care about such recognition.

(*)Well partially exactly, it tells you who is popular at the time. Many an obscure entity has done far more for science than the person who recieved credit for it.

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To develop a good measure of scientific citations

This method won't work with scientific papers for the simple reason that virtually all authors of these works have some sort of "I'll reference you if you reference me" agreement.

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Re: These aren't the metrics you're looking for...

>If they're never seen Star Wars (I know, I know, but bear with... ;o)

You know what? I've never seen Star Wars nor any of the umpteen other films in the trilogy.

I did see about the first ten seconds of 2001 ASO but wish I hadn't, dull beyond belief.

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Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

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Re: Of all the things that there should be a league table of...

24 comments so far including your own prove you wrong.

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Skewed

I understand that in Alabama, and most of the others in the top five, if the teacher/student are closely related they shouldn't be counted in the study.

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Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then

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Re: @ukgnome

So the typical facebook/google/whatever else user wants to keep their telephone number secret (hahahaaaa.... sorry it's not that I don't believe they won't snarf your number) yet will pull their trousers down, bend over and let them get everything else. I think I'll let whatsapp have my telephone number.

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@ukgnome

I don't understand what you're trying to say. Are you implying that if you use facebook or google to send mobile messages they don't pass on your telephone number?

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>big snake of your friends faces

I suppose that might be mildly amusing... for a five year old, yet I still fear we haven't found the lowest common denominator.

I use whatsapp for the simple reason you don't need a facebook or google account and the associated overhead.

As for being free? I've been told you just have to ignore the payment request, can't be 100% sure as I haven't received any yet.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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During cooking, the vapours were really noxious

Reminds me of when I threw some chili powder onto a frying pan of onions, it was an unknown brand someone had given me and the packet said extra hot, I naturally thought this was just to get you to buy it over a different brand. As soon as it hit the pan there was a nuclear mushroom cloud of chili vapour that not only got in my eyes but was also breathed in, that hurt. Ever since I've use a full face mask when trying new variants.

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

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Re: no need to post winky pics

They aren't interested in posting anything. They are fishing, if you bite and send money they'll ask for more until you wake up and tell them to sod off, if you don't bite they'll just drop it. They are working percentages and don't have time to chase refusers. Have you ever heard of anyone's todger actually being posted online from one of these scams?

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Re: Know your target

>Know your target

I'm an international diamond dealer.

No wait. it's Wednesday, on Wednesdays I'm an oil tycoon.

Seriously, do you think people tell the truth online?

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Are you running a Telnet server on Windows? Oh thank God. THANK GOD

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Re: first Patch Tuesday in many months that didn't bring with it multiple security fixes for IE

>rolling back a patch or get a system compromised

It is not unheard of for AVs to brick an updated system not the fault of MS but that's irrelevant, it happens.

Also if someone relies on MS to secure their environment then maybe they shouldn't be a sysadmin

I would have been slightly impressed if you'd mentioned applying the updates on a test environment first but apparently that doesn't seem to have crossed your mind, update and be damned seems to be the order of the day. Blindly applying patches out of panic is never a good policy.

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Re: first Patch Tuesday in many months that didn't bring with it multiple security fixes for IE

Well I hope that's all you did and didn't actually update anything. Unless you're one of the guinea pigs others rely on to find the bugs in the update before updating their own systems.

Only nine flaws in flash? Either they mean since the day before yesterday or they're saving some for later. If it's the latter they needn't bother, they'll find more soon enough.

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

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Re: "right to freedom of expression" @DavCrav

>I only quoted half of it to disprove your statement

I think everybody knows when you only quote half of something it's because what you miss out proves you to be wrong and you hope nobody will notice.

>there is nowhere in the world with an absolute right to say anything

So we can take it that this includes the UK

>So please shut up about the fact that because there are certain narrow exemption

I see, can't prove your point logicall so you resort to bullying methods. Nevertheless, very ironic in a discussion about freedom of expression you ask someone to shut up then go on to admit there are limits. You either have freedom of expression or you don't any qualifications no matter how narrow you seem to think they are, even if it's only one, means you do not have such freedom.

>Try getting a clue

Ouch, that hurt. Oh, wait, no it didn't, I've been insulted by better.

I think the best thing you can do with your comment is delete it before anybody else sees how you can't form a coherent argument without contradicting yourself.

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Re: "right to freedom of expression" @DavCrav

Why do you only quote half of it?

2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

In other words your freedom is not absolute. Try denying the holocaust then see how far your freedom of expression gets you.

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20 years on: The satirist's satirist Peter Cook remembered

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Re: "greatest British comedian of all time "

Tommy Cooper could just walk on and stand still and people would be laughing in anticipation.

As said too many too choose from and a nod to the people behind many of them such as Barry Cryer.

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