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37 posts • joined 18 Sep 2007

LOHAN rolls out racy rocketry round-up

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you need to see this

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197089/Sorry-Lilo-ve-got--Lohan-celebrity-EVER-evicted-notorious-Chateau-Marmont-refusing-pay-29-000-hotel-bill.html

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Economists: European ancestors are what make you rich

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Welcome to World History 101

Its patently obvious this is basically correct.

Who pioneered the Age the Exploration? Where was printing invented? Where did the Industrial Revolution start .? Etc Etc.

Certainly wasnt a mud hut in Zambia.............even Paris know that.

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George Orwell joins blogging fray

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Holistic Orwell

Actually Orwell also wrote a column in several newspapers, which are intersting to read, as well as several other novels, amongst which 'The Road to Wigan Pier', A Clergyman's Daughter' , "Keep the Aspidistra Flying' and ' Down and Out in Paris and London' were seminal to me during my teen years................I'd recommend you read them all, including the journalisms.

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Jeremy Clarkson tilts at windmills

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'Safety' Cameras - LOL!!!!

Take your time to read the Fightback Forums - http://www.pepipoo.com/ . this is an advice forum for people who have fallen foul of various speeding laws.

Once you have ploughed your way through a couple of dozen threads you realise theres no dirty trick, no misfeasance of law, no lie, no misuse of the equipment, no limit to fabrication of evidence, that the police will not stoop to to convict people of speeding. There are multiple cases, many of which have been successfully defended, where the police have clearly broken the rules to obtain a conviction. And if the people who are employed to uphold the law are themselves lawbreakers, then the law has no value. Essex police, in one month , canceled 2200 speeding tickets issued to its own police officers, how rotten and corrupt is that ? The CPS rarely prosecute and the Courts punish coppers who commit traffic offenses with the same enthusiasm they pursue us with.

It goes even further than the police. The Safety Partnerships are a joint effort of the Police, the county Council and the Magistrates Association, and theres at least one case on the board that was dropped when it became clear the Clerk of the court aided the police by illegally backdating papers filed. How can Magistrates judge cases impartially when they have, by virtue of there member ship of the Partnership, a vested interest in getting convictions?

This collusion even extends to the point that the accepted 'expert witness' on the reliability of speed camera evidence is the man whos company makes millions selling such cameras to the police - now theres an impartial witness or what ?

If Speed Cameras were about safety, then the siting of a large number of cameras is highly suspect. If Speed Cameras are about raising money, then its perfectly clear why some cameras are sited where they are. The whole effect of this is to endanger road safety because the motives of the people operating the current road safety policy are suspect, and this invalidates all there claims about the whys and wherefores of such policy.

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YouTube rant missus hauled into court

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american dirty laundry

In english law if the sex act hasnt been completed between a married couple, the marriage isnt consummated, and can be declared null and void by a judge.

Personally, i believe in that old concept of not washing your dirty laundry in public, a practice that seems to have become unfortunately common these days. Keep it to your self, I dont want to know all the gory details of your matrimonial failures...........

Paris, the archetypical public washer of dirty laundry.

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Cambridge woman in £90m 'leccy bill shocker

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hmmmm

Once upon a day you could make a device that made your meter runs backwards, very very simple technology..................i suppose so could have had one and overdone it and gone past 0000000.............

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Sikorsky X2 superwhirlybird enters ground spin-up phase

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Paris

because she contra-rotates all the time..........

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Activist coders aim to deafen Phorm with white noise

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TMN

Yep, ill vouch for TrackMeNot. I have it set to 5 queries per minute. It does web queries fort hings like 'Chinese environmental groups' and ' Blue cheese appreciation'.............

Is running TMN with Tor/Privoxy overkill or just pointless?

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Jihadis: We turned hacked killbots against US troops

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dead giveaway

bet they're running Vista...........

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Police go slow with encryption key terror powers

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@ Clemens Wachter

You EU right to remain silent went partially down the toilet last february, when the ECHR ruled that the UK law that makes failure to provide the name of the driver of a vehicle (required under S172 of the Road Traffic Act) a criminal act stands. That is, you have no right of silence, and no protection from self incrimination under coercion, the coercion being that if you don't incriminate your self, you're jailed for failing to provide said evidence, hence damned if you do and damned if you don't.

The other right that went down the toilet wast PACE - having made a confession on paper, the police then use this as the sole evidence to convict you. PACE (The Police and Criminal Evidence Act) states that any confession made WHILST NOT UNDER CAUTION is inadmissible. However, the ECHR decided that your written confession, made without caution, doesn't fall into that category, and can be used against you, bearing in mind said confession was made under threat of prosecution.

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Very dodgy law..............

So how do you prove it if someone denies knowing a key, or gives a wrong one by accident or design?

Paris, because she probably thinks a knapsack problem means you cant get all your makeup AND your stupid yapping dog in it.

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US warez sitemaster jailed for 30 months

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Greedy BIll

I will pay for shareware and stuff from one man bands I just quite happy paid $30 for a licence for Superantispyware). I will not give, over my dead body., a red cent to the greedy bastards at Microsoft and Sony, and therefore have no qualms whatsoever about ripping their software off. They rip us english off all the time - look at MS Office: $350 in the US and £350 in the UK, practically twice the price without even blinking.

Microsoft could, for example, give Office away free to every school in the UK and US, as a gesture of community spirit, since education of our children is important, and it wouldn't cost them a red cent if they did it by download, instead they insist of taking there pound of flesh relentlessly - £75 a machine, in the case of the UK. They dont even need the money, but the school certainly does.

Greedy, greedy, greedy to the last, eh, Bill ?

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Korean astronaut recounts 'ballistic' Soyuz re-entry

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Impressive..........

."on opening the capsule, the aroma of pre-digested satay was prevalent !!"

I want the number of the Take Away that delivered it in the first place.

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Lesbians turn on lesbians in battle of Lesbos

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@ Title

Ok, so if there successful, will there next be an action by Farmers and Landscapers to stop them using the word 'Dyke' ?

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Mel Gibson to star in Edge of Darkness

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The idge of raison.

Had the been able to recruit Renee Zellwegger, they could have called it 'Bridget Jones PI, the Edge of Dark Reason'

And she nicer to look at than Mel Gibson. If she played her cards right she could have me.

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Amy Winehouse pitches for Bond theme

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Amy - great LOL

You are joking I assume ?

Ive witnessed 50 years of popular music, from Rock'n'Roll to the garbage that Amy Whinehouse is. Ive ploughed my way through thousands and thousands of hours of Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Big Band, Prog Rock, Country, Light Opera, Classical, Glam, New Wave, Punk, New Romantic, Ska and Folk. Ive probably seen more live musicians perform than the average UK Voting Constituency has, and I can definitively state Amy Winehouse doesnt even come on the Radar when it come to talent. I know obscure 1940's jazz saxophonists that rate higher than her (E.G Harry Carney, Duke Ellingtons Baritone Sax Player) and totally unknown undiscovered self taught players like Mr Irvine (google it) who have more talent in the little fingers than the dire untalented junkie mess that Amy Winehouse is.

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Sky One to resurrect Blake's 7?

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@ Flame war

A point so often missed. Blakes Seven was only Blakes Seven for one episode, after that its was Avon's Six.

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The American way of bioterror - an A-Z of ricin crackpots

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@ Constitution

here in the UK, if you are clocked by a robot speed camera, you get sent an 'S172' form. On that form you have to incriminate yourself by admitting you were the driver, or grass the real driver up who also has to then incriminate himself. Failure to incriminate yourself means you get prosecuted for failure to fill in the form, basically a lose/lose position for you and win/win for the police. The ECHR has ruled this compulsory self incrimination does not breach your human rights.

George Orwell would have been delighted at the accuracy of his predictions.....

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Seagate ships 1 billionth drive

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@ Jaap Stoel

Well you might, we in the UK have managed to retain out national currency, and hopefully will never be forced to buy anything in euros........

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Ballmer bitch slaps Vista

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xp "gay" theme

In the IT Dept i worked in at the time it became known as the 'Barbie and Ken' desktop.................

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NASA's Phoenix closes on Red Planet

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Statisitically significant..............

On the other hand, the chances of winning the UK Lottery are about 14 million to one, but someone manages it most weeks.

Were back to lies, damn lies and statistics, I see.

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re:How do they know it is Mars

Well you can triangulate the radio signals, pretty hard to fake, really...........

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US student planned to ice Chuck Norris

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@ Greg

A Cue is what you hit the Cue Ball with so it hits a red ball and scores 1 point. Evidently you didnt have such a youthistically misspentasitic upbringing as some of us.

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Information Commissioner: Phorm must be opt-in only

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on Safari

yea but Safari sux donkey balls, better sticking with Tor/Vidalia/Privoxy as a last resort if we have to put up defences against it.

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KISS

Please can someone summarise why Virgins statement is wrong. (for the benefit of the technically deformed like me)

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Spy satellite to slam Earthside

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Batteries.......

Some batteries used in orbit are Sodium/Uranium cells. Wait till that hits the salt spray.....

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Apple's iPhone numbers do not add up

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Technofashion slaves....

Personally, I dont see the attraction. I use a 7 year old Nokia 3310.........its does what it says on the label, it makes phone calls when you're moving, I dont want it to do anything else........

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Bjork lays into NZ snapper

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lol

ofc Bjork is batshit insane, thats why her music is so good.

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Boeing announces 'Laser Gunship' completion

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Talcum? :O

Talcum powder woudl be lethal - instant Fuel - Air fireball...........

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Battle of Britain pilots actually crap shots

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old news...........

It was worked out years ago that most soldiers were crap shots. Some time in the late 1920's they worked out it took 300,000 rounds of smalls arm ammunition to kill every soldier that died in World War One. In World War Two between 1940 and 1942, less than 5% of bombs dropped by the RAF fell within 5 miles of the intended target. 1% of bombs didnt even fall in the same country as the target.

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Australia to get 1,000 megawatt wind farm

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2500 watts per household is not enough.

Just having a quick count round my house in the winter and im running

light bulbs=400W

TV=250W

2x PC's=1000W

Central Heating Pump=100W

thats 1750W and if i turn on the water booster heater, hair dryer, Microwave oven and the outside lights it jumps to 5000W

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LEDs replace hands in bonkers Japanese watches

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Confuscius say........

Man with two watches is never sure what the time really is.

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Mars rovers can keep on rovin'

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OS

Do stargates run Novell then ?

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Chinese bloke games himself to death

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re: what next, man dies on toilet?

Why not, Elvis did...........

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What does Microsoft's European defeat mean?

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your missing the bigger picture

because the point here is that the Microsofts of this world and basically greedy bullies.

It plainly obvious that MS have a monopoly, and monopolies are universally bad things , as we have witnessed multiple times in the past, in multiple countries, and anything that helps break the power of a monopoly is good.

I spent a large part of my career rolling out PC's to schools, which is a good thing, and in the nations (and humanity's) interest. MS make so much money, they could have given Office away free to school,s the cost to them would have been a drop in the ocean, but we were still forced to pay for every PC we put it on. And even then, the price in the US was converted directly to sterling, effectively upping the price by 80 per cent. As usual, we the englsi g get butt fucked for software by the americans.

In this very website theres a report that the iPhone will cost 35% more in the UK, because..... well because its standard practice to screw the Europeans.

Personally, I have never, and never will pay for a single piece of software from any american company, ever, purely as retaliation for decades of these rip off bully boy american software company tactics.

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Venezuelan man survives autopsy

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Theft

Well technically, in the UK, once you have been declared dead by a doctor, your body becomes the property of either the Coroner or your next of kin, so i suppose its theft if you come back to life.......

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Britannia triumphs over Johnny Metric

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its to do with culture

thats why e have a different measurement system. Its the same reason why a lot of things english are different from Europe, mainly because we invented it first.......personally, i like being different to Europe, because being the same is just one more nail the coffin of national identity....

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