* Posts by Sam Therapy

309 posts • joined 9 Oct 2007

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Cassini captures pieces of Saturn’s rings

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Re: precise measurement of the length of the Saturnian day continues to elude us

There are things, up with, I will not put.

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Currys PC World rapped after Knowhow Cloud ad ruled to be 'misleading'

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Shower of lying bastards and it's not the first time they've been slapped for making false claims.

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Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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Mushroom

Bastarding Flash and that chuffing Real Player. I hates em both, me.

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Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

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Re: Only a British would use a ZX spectrum for music...

The Thompson Twins singer was from Sheffield. So, at least part Brit.

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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Re: Jesus, NO!

I have COPD and asthma and I vape with no adverse effects.

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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"The superficial resemblance to Petya is only skin deep,"

Tautology... it is what it is.

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PC rebooted every time user flushed the toilet

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Here's one

Way back, I had an Amiga 1200 with an intermittently fautly mouse. I couldn't work out what caused it to stop working, the switches weren't the silly silver plated ones, the ball (remember those) was clean, as were the rollers.

I began to notice the thing stopped working always at a certain time of day and gradually realized the problem was caused by sunlight shining through a nearby window into a gap in the mouse casing. This was sending one of the internal sensors daft. Solution: A piece of paper taped over the gap.

I could have pulled down the blind but I liked the view over Rivelin Valley from my window.

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IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music

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Worst I ever heard...

Was a badly edited (so it didn't repeat correctly) loop of an Enya track. For hours. I didn't like Enya before but now whenever I hear her "music" I get a red mist in front of my eyes.

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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“This is like one of my biggest pet peeves,”

Misuses "like". Sues date.

Twat.

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Forgetful ZX Spectrum reboot firm loses control of its web domains

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R:Tape loading error

Oh dearie bloody fuck.

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Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

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Trusting fools

This could get interesting very quickly.

People will tend to trust something they have been told is genuine, even when it's demonstrably compromised, or been shown to be total bollocks. So called Lie Detectors, for example, have no scientific validity, yet many people still think they work.

At the very least, (Insert politician/public figure of your choice here) can always claim they never said such a thing and that it was created by this simulator. It's been - in theory - possible to put together fake speeches by using tape editing and sampling but this tech makes it much more convenient.

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Another ZX Spectrum modern reboot crowdfunder pops up

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Yup. Or just dig out yer old Speccy.

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Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

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Honestly...

did anyone with a functioning brain expect anything other than this?

The guy is a shyster, a smoke and mirrors merchant and quite possibly not too bright.

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SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

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Bloody fool for buying Bose headphones

Sennheiser all the way.

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

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Re: Desperation

Seems like Spongebob was predictive after all.

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Re: Rat Burger

Buggrit!

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Eric S. Raymond says you probably fit one of eight tech archetypes

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Devil

Prankster

That's the nearest I can find to me, given the list shown.

I have good social skills, was frequently in a manager/TL post and often caused utter mayhem (deliberately) at many places I worked.

I love making people laugh. Not all people, not all the time, and not necessarily at the same time, either.

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BDSM sex rocks Drupal world: Top dev banished for sci-fi hanky-panky

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Yup, I can confirm the Gor books - or at least, the one I read - are/is shite but so what? Unless the guy is hunting down unwilling victims and acting out his fantasies on 'em I don't see what the problem is.

Any laws broken? Anyone harmed by this? Nope. Then shut the fuck up.

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Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

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Yup. Most of their hardware and fittings are commonly available anyhow.

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Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

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One hundred and chuffing three? And it was One chuffing hundred? Damn, that's low. Worryingly low.

No wonder most people seem stupid.

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Boffins crowdsource hunt for 'Planet 9'

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Just so long as it's not Telos or Mondas I ain't too worried.

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Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

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Agreed with AC there

And upvoted. The sooner Fakebook, Twatter, Googhoul and the like get their wings clipped, the better.

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GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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Re: Random

Antigravity already exists. Buttered cat.

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Gov.UK pulls plug on its YouTube ads amid extremism concerns

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At last, someone wakes up

Grauniad have also pulled their ads for the same reason. The only way Google and others of that ilk will ever be made to do anything is by hitting them in the pocket.

Long may it continue.

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Dear Google

I never wanted one of these things before and I most definitely do not want one now.

Go and fuck yourselves with something sharp.

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If fast radio bursts really are revving up interstellar sailcraft, here's the maths

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I welcome our nano-scale overlords.

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Vice News YouTube video commenter set for retrial over 'menacing' posts

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Re: Discretion

... and early Curry's deliveries.

I mean, who'd want *anything* from Curry's?

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Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

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Unhappy

Nice to see the Thought Police are still operating.

My son has Autism, possibly Asperger's. No doubt he'll be singled out for special attention when he gets older.

What a fucking world.

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

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FAIL

The biggest problem with Zuckerberg is...

That he's Zuckerberg.

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

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Re: Not the compact cassette.

Not necessarily added wow and flutter, if you used a decent deck. Nakamichi springs to mind, or one of the high end Akai decks before they rolled over and died, to be swallowed up by Sony.

Having said that, cassettes were never designed for decent sound; all the improvements that happened to 'em still didn't bring them up to even vinyl quality.

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Kylie withdraws from Kylie trademark fight, leaving Kylie to profit from… existing?

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Oh, fucking Ada. Just when you thought people couldn't get any more stupid/vain/vapid/useless.

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IT team sent dirt file to Police as they all bailed from abusive workplace

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Re: An innocent question

Agreed and upvoted.

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Boffins link ALIEN STRUCTURE ON VENUS to Solar System's biggest ever grav wave

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I welcome our Venusian Overlords.

Thought I'd get that one in before anyone else. :)

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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Re: Let's hope...

Nah, Plutonium would be much, much better. :D

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Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

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WTF?

Your washing machine will arrive in 10,9,8,7....

Aaaagh! Run away!

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LAKE OF frozen WATER THE SIZE OF NEW MEXICO FOUND ON MARS – NASA

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Re: Mud Then

Yup. Also the starting point for Captain Scarlet.

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Re: McMars Distillery

Deserving of upvote for Protector reference.

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Not too many penguins around here today

That's all.

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Shhh! Shazam is always listening – even when it's been switched 'off'

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Weasel words

Taking privacy seriously is *not* the same as respecting it and ensuring it.

The problem with language, particularly English, is that it's so malleable it's possible to imply many different things by saying nothing of the kind.

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Six weeks after first ever profit warning Capita does what Capita does

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Nowt useful to add but...

Thought I'd join in the collective kicking they're getting here.

Having worked for 'em years back, I can confirm they're a total shower of bastards.

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Yahoo! cancels! earnings! call!, dodges! hacking! questions!

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The headline should be...

Yahoo! Fucks! Up! Again!

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'Fappening' hacker gets 18 months in US federal clapper

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Re: Surprisingly low

You'd be surprised how many people have autism, judging by your response. It *should* be used as mitigation - if - the suspect/perp/whatever has a diagnosis. OTOH, don't be surprised if others try it on as a result. The good old US of A doesn't seem to give a damn, though, judging by the way they go after overseas suspects, autism or not.

My two small children have autism, both show signs of genius, neither have a very strong sense of consequences. Despite all my efforts, I'm not going to be able to provide guidance forever so I worry about their future.

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Kids today are so stupid they fall for security scams more often than greybeards

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Re: It bears repeating

Good read. Thanks for the link.

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Simple reason

Most people are thick. Really, really thick. There are more young(er) people online, using smartphones etc than old(er) people. The older ones who use these things tend to have some interest in what they are using because generally speaking, that's how olduns were brought up. They tend to be at the smarter end of the spectrum, whereas, at the younger end, everyone uses the kit.

So, there's an imbalance in smarts to tech ratio, which is why it's happening. Simples.

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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Staying away from 10 for as long as possible

Windows 7 Pro works just fine for me, thanks. Many of the apps I use will not run properly - if at all - on Windows 10. Some "helpful" people have suggested that it's because the apps have weird code/nonstandard this/that/t'other...

I don't give a monkey's why, or who is to blame; I just want to be able to use my apps with as little fuss and bother as possible.

Anyhow, I rather like Win7.

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Facebook policy wonk growls at Europe's mass of data laws

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FAIL

Creature from the planet Whinge

These whining shites must surely live on a different planet from the rest of us. Every time I read about/hear of one of these types griping, I am driven to wonder how they managed to function in a world with real, enforceable rules that aren't necessarily to their liking.

I don't find that sort of behaviour appealing in my own small children, and nor do I tolerate it. So you can probably make a good guess what I'd say to Mr Crybaby Allen.

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Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

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Good for her

It's her body. How she chooses to use it is no damn business of anyone else. The ones posting insults to her - and others who do similar - are gutless cowards, plain and simple.

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

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And, oh yeah...

I use a 4 blade razor. Not overkill with my manly stubble. Best shave I ever had. Two blades just don't cut it. Pun very much intended.

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I want one

But not yet. When the tech gets better I' want to be able to print out my 3D models and make my own custom minuature Daleks.

Yes, I could use Shapeways but I'd much prefer to do it all myself.

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Stephen Hawking nixes Intel voice upgrade plan

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Re: Ugh.

You, Sir - or Madam - are a tit.

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