* Posts by Jemma

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Neo-Nazi man jailed for anti-Semitic Twitter campaign against MP

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Re: El Reg reader?

Sorry to disappoint but I'm not anti Jewish, I'm anti propoganda. I was taught that a historical event and the discussion thereof should not be one sided. The majority of the coverage of the Shoah has been, or at least any of it I've seen on "historical" TV and the like. If you don't get both sides of the story then the story is worthless. But then people like you probably think Ramasses II was the Pharaoh of the Exodus (Spoilers: he wasn't).

It's always struck me as ironic but when I was at university I knew a Jewish girl who'd go completely bursar if someone mentioned Hitler, yet failed to realise that but for him, she probably wouldn't have existed, and the person she very nearly got together with certainty wouldn't have. IE me. I don't agree with the holocaust and the policies behind it (hell the Nazi's idolised the Spartans, not that anyone told them or thought to mention that by even 3rd Reich standards they were the biggest bunch of gays and kiddie fiddlers ever to grace the planet outside of modern British football), it was a war crime true enough, but if you are going to harp on about it - at least be honest and employ scrupulously checked sources.

In some ways its a shame people aren't better educated about Jewish history from way back before they left (possibly got kicked out of the area that they'd co-invaded) because it's not as black and white as we've been led to believe, I was at school less than two decades ago, and we were taught the holocaust just appeared out of nowhere, spontaneously, to give the Jews a really bad decade or so. Not the case, the lines of causation go waaaay back to some really peculiar places, hell, nowadays kids probably think Reinhard Heydrich is occasional character on South Park!

I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you, I honestly have other more important things to do, but if you have time look into a chap by the name of Bernadotte (and how the kids he saved were treated by their fellow citizens) and another by the name of Simon bar Kokba (who knows you might learn something).

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Re: No issues with the sentencing, but...

No chance, he's far too left wing..

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Re: No issues with the sentencing, but...

For a given value of safe.., I wouldn't want to do a garden makeover show there (although we had a live grenade waiting for us when we moved into a new build bungalow when I was around 10)..

Anthrax is nasty stuff, as a Russian gentleman by the name of Boris Yeltsin found out..

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Re: Ironic

It would have been slightly more ironic if the majority of names in Christian states didn't derive from the Bible.. Still there are more incongruous possibilities..

I think it was the double barrelled surname that predicted the fact of what this little twerp would become. Some people should really think about changing their names before they have kids, there's probably some poor kid called Belle Enderby rattling around somewhere in Yorkshire (and you can guarantee her parents won't see the issue)... (or the poor kid who's mum named him Taliesin, and sent him to a C of E school..).

To paraphrase monkey dust:

"Where's Taliesin?"

"He's face down in the toilet Miss, with a curtain rod jammed up his arse"

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

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Another quote pursuant could be:-

"I think the phrase rhymes with "clucking bell..."

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There is a good side... Prison soap manufacturing shares will go through the roof!

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Re: So what would happen...

Teflon Theresa...

Oh god, my brain hurts!

"The more you tighten your grip, the more pedo's will slip through your fingers.. "

Shame Michael Howard isnt about any more - he'd make a great stand in for Wilhuff Tarkin.

Ewww, just had image of May in fetish Vader costume, to paraphrase Prof Farnsworth "Oh, I made myself puke.."

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New British flying robot killer death machines renamed 'Protector'

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Re: Protector

Don't bet on it...

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Flying monkeys...

"Fly, my Stupids, Fly"

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A-20...

It was called Havoc because trying to fly the things in formation caused havoc, they were notorious for having about the same level of pilot visibility as you'd have sitting in a cardboard box in a snowstorm. Certainly not Douglas's finest hour (still better than the Fairy Barracuda, it's party trick was dousing its pilots (in the face) with hydraulic fluid at such high pressures it knocked them unconscious).

You paraphrase FIAT they were both "designed by morons, built by peons".

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Re: So the new policy is...

More like

The Arthur

The Uncle Albert

The Rodney

The Frank (Spencer or Drebin)

The Trigger

The Granville

I could go on...

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hmm..

Was "Pansy" taken?

Or how about "nonce" (not on normal carnage exercise).

I sure hope we don't disagree with the US in the future, our armed farces won't outlast the week.. Even worse..

RAF BOFH: So, you bought drones from our current enemy, and you didn't think to change the Admin password?

RAF BOSS: But we were friends then... It seemed a little rude..

RAF BOFH: And of course, reducing Milton Keynes to rubble was the height of good manners..

RAF PFY: I don't know, I've been looking for a cheap rockery...

Theresa May (TM); what could possibly go wrong?

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Investigatory Powers Act signed into UK law by Queen

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Re: Against British Law

7/7 wasn't stopped because it wasn't in the interest of the government to stop it. They were warned that certain people were looking for ammonium nitrate fertiliser who didn't have any reason to want it. I know because it was a member of my family who bloody warned them. They ignored the warnings. These charming gentlemen managed to buy it off farm anyway (despite being followed by piggies for months) ... And then the police tried to put the boot into my relative, who told them in no uncertain terms to, as the Plymouth Brethren might put it, to "go *bleep* thyselves, up the fundament, lacking the soothing balm of lubricant".

There are people who will tell you 9/11 was a false flag operation, including fbi/nsa senior employees. I can't help wondering whether it was known all along what was being planned and 7/7 was allowed to play out to get us, amongst other events, to where we are now.

There are some seriously sick individuals in government, Theresa May is just the visible tip of the turd burg and we just steamed into it at 22kts.

Incidentally, I think the sociopaths charter even breaks Magna Carta! Isn't that a pleasant thought?

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Re: Words to the Wise which will not Trouble the Foolish

I'm just waiting for Buckingham Palace to announce that Sir Talbot Buxomly will be taking up his duties in reference to the above..

Prince Charles : "Is he qualified?"

Journalist "he's a violent, bigoted, mindless old fool"

Prince Charles: "Ah, somewhat overqualified..."

I bet if Ben Elton and the team behind Blackadder had ever pitched a script like modern reality they'd have been told to go sober up.

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Commercial suicide

I just had a thought, this bill will murder investment in the UK.

Imagine it,

You want to send sensitive company data to any employees, securely, you can't.

You want to leave said data on an intranet with web access securely, oh look, you can't.

You want to research a company with a view to a takeover, in private, hah some chance

Even if I'm being overly paranoid, if companies haven't legged it because of brexit, they'll be leaving in droves if they can't rely on secure internet as a general principle.

It's commercial suicide.. Especially since we're a service economy.. Cue the Jarrow Dataminers strike 2017..

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Against British Law

This is purely and simply against the law.

It makes a mockery of Anti discrimination laws that are currently in statute, protecting LGBT individuals so its impossible to implement. And that's just an example off the top of my head. It is illegal under UK law to reveal someone's status without their express permission. This would out every single LGBT individual in the UK so fast their feet wouldn't touch. Expect privacy for your 3 year old trans child? Yeah right, social services will know before you can sign up to the mailing list.

Oohh look, this person was researching cancer or hiv treatments - let's blackmail them by threatening to tell their employer. Ooh this student is researching and doing a modern day Kinsey report.. Paydirt... And hes black? Double Paydirt and he's Muslim??! *cue a when Harry met Sally scene* or that overlogging episode from South Park...

I think our German royal family should either get the chop in their entirety or sent back where they came from. Danny Dyer might be a rude, arrogant chimpanzee of a man, but at least he's English (sorta). We could always have an independent royal complaints committee - three strikes and you're impaled up the bottom in Hyde Park.

And why, pray tell, do the food standards and anything to do with Wales need to know about my personal information? The only reason I'd go there again (family holidays, it didn't end well) would involve the more modern denizens of Bovingdon tank museum and a broad interpretation of "omelettes & eggs".

Heinrich Himmler must be laughing himself sick!

I'll have to ring Putin and see if he's got any Junin going spare... A nice dose of irony that, wiping out the conservatives with a Argentinian disease..

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Give BAE a kicking and flog off new UK warships, says review

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Re: Navy Gravy

"Raddled old hulk", careful Theresa May doesn't hear you calling her that..

Although in the case of the stripper v & w's even geriatric semi castrated heaps were better than nothing. Didn't help that the head of the Admiralty was even more geriatric & rapidly succumbing to dribbling syndrome due to fatigue and a brain tumour.

-+++Query: Dried Frog Pills? Redo from Start +++-

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I'm not having a VMware moment – there's just something in my eye

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Not a technical question...

But doesn't heat rise under the normal scheme of things?

So why on earth have your storage and router, which are probably the most heat sensitive at the top, directly above the biggest heat generators in the room?

Wouldn't it be better to have them on the bottom (above flooding levels) or in the middle (where there's a risk of flooding) so they don't get kfc'd in short order?

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Small ISPs 'probably' won't receive data retention order following IP Bill

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Don't we have a treason act to deal with these people?

Treason is the action or actions of a person or persons against the will, safety, security or rights of the country/population involved.

This Snoopers bill destroys any right to privacy whatsoever, since someone can be traced via a switched off phone, by their car if it happens to be one of those spavined electrics (talking to the company etc) and so on. Anything we do, researching something like the welrod for a school project and being Muslim with intent, ooh your gonna assassinate reichsfuhrerin May.. Clue clumping police retards tramping about finding nothing (you hope). I'd love to see how secure our bank records would be too (spent 3k on a transit van for your business, and you're non white, TERRORIST BOMB PLOT).

It is against our safety and security because it will be perceived as racist (because quite frankly it is) and this will often be enough to push potential bombers over the edge, therefore risking our general safety (including that of muslims BTW) and security. Even when idiot cops are warned by one of the foremost experts in a particular industry that potential terrorists are trying to buy materials they're ignored.. Cue two bombings.

I've yet to meet anyone who thinks this is a bright idea or something that they want or like the idea of..

On top of all of that it makes us look like the racist scum of the planet.. Which label personally I don't deserve and nor do most of us (excepting the Tory government of course).

Over and above that, this is the SECOND time they've tried to get this crap through under the radar..

This parliament can trace its roots back to a revolution against a king who amongst other things ignored the will of the people, put the population at risk of violence, abused their trust and eventually got his head chopped off for his trouble. It might want to think on that before it repeats history. I'm sure someone has a rusty chainsaw spare....

And here is one for the sociopathic racists - you might have heard of a chap called Douglas Bader, his family happened to be of German descent. You were saying?

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USS Zumwalt gets Panama tug job after yet another breakdown

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Umm..

Isn't salt water & fresh water a somewhat different density? Hence submarines bouncing off holoclines (I think that's the word)... And getting sunk.

If the seals on the bearings are marginal for sea water won't they leak like a sieve when they've got fresh water running through them, more to the point why would you pull water from outside into them when people will possibly be firing at you, one hit in the wrong place, cooked bearings and you're dead in the water.

This thing seems to be about as bright an idea as a liquid sodium reactor, a device that made the Chernobyl style reactors look fantastic. I mean what could possibly go wrong with a reactor coolant that explodes in fresh air, explodes even more in water and leaks more readily than a Royal Oilfield or Driptroit Diesel.

Given some of the stuff that's been designed recently, recent election results, and other bright ideas (electric cars, when our electricity grid was designed by Lucas) I am beginning to think humanity has reached peak fsckwit.

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Trial date set for Brit police 'copter coppers over spying-on-doggers claims

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Re: Police in court?

I have many reasons to loathe Police officers, since the first time I requested their "help" at age 13, including but not limited to.

1. Being lied to by the Police on so many occasions I can't keep up with them.

2. Being physically assaulted by them

3. Being run off the road deliberately by them, at high speed, for no discernible reason that even *they* could come up with for an excuse. Not to mention the local piggies dismal driving abilities - I'm amazed they don't wipe out four or five motorists a month, around here they're a menace.

4. Physical assault

5. Verbal abuse

6. Being deliberately lied to as a victim of crime.

7. Being subject to death threats which were ignored by said piglets, regarding being a member of a minority religion.

8. Their almost universal complete ignorance of any part of the UK law that they happen to disagree with, and disregard thereof.

YMMV may vary of course, I have the pleasure of the company of Essex police, a group of people that take the arts of incompetence, discrimination and downright asshole-ery to levels that would have the NKVD calling "time out".

If you "bothered to do your research" you would find that May has made it law that Police cannot be brought to law via legal aid - which effectively means people of normal means have to rely on the IPCC which I can speak from personal experience are a joke. Anyone who has money and sues or attempts to prosecute the Police can look forward to abuse, harassment at the least.

How do I make this clear? Ah yes. Were I to come across piggies in a burning car, I'd pop to the nearest sainsburys for some barbecue chicken wings and a pair of tongs, barbecue for the use of. Anyone else I'd be happy to help.

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Police in court?

And "The flight waiting at gate 6 is the 13:35 flying pig to JFK...."

I'll believe it when I see it. Which is about as likely as Jimmy Saville being the first awardee of the "lifelong achievement in kiddiefiddling" award. Last I heard the police were effectively immune to prosecution on the orders of the Reichsfuhrerin.

* sorry if I sound a little bitter - just had a actinic keratinoma/basal cell carcinoma lasered out of arm, any contact with the local NHS always puts me on edge..

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Here's how the missile-free Royal Navy can sink enemy ships after 2018

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Re: lack of stealth ?!

He was mates with Hannah Reich and had to interrogate her when the allies got their paws on her, he from his own account was not impressed with how she'd changed - he was most impressed with the 262 however. The he 177 grief (very apt name) not so much, controls were too light (still at least his didn't catch fire).

As to the carrier landings he held the world record at something like 2500 in the most different aircraft, the Navy tried to have one of their men compete - the guy got to 1400 or so, and then ended up going doolally from the stress of it. I have no doubt Brown would have tried a carrier landing in a B36 if he knew he could get away with it, but he never ever took unnecessary risks, that's why he survived.

I think I recall him saying of the 163B that it was dangerous in two ways, one the hypergolic fuels (that were explosive on their own as vapour "whatever you do... Don't bounce (Cos you wont have time to blink)" and because the aircraft out performed the pilots brain. I think from memory he's the only pilot to forget to drop the dolly, do a circuit and land, and not either be blown to smithereens or spend the next 6 months having his spine rearranged.

I'm not sure whether this is right but depending on the radar set I would imagine the propeller of the aircraft would make for a large contact, depending on the scan rate of the radar compared to the rpm of the prop what the radar might see is a huge contiguous metal plate that's about as stealthy as Farage's agenda.. A 45 degree angled panel front fairing in front of a ducted fan prop might solve that problem partially... Oh and an electric starter would be a good idea.

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Re: lack of stealth ?!

I wouldn't, from all accounts they had some nasty habits, especially on take off, get it wrong or back off the throttle at the wrong time and they'd go into the nastiest strangest stall I've ever seen, one managed to kill two expert pilots and even the air crash investigation people were flummoxed until they talked to some of the ww2 pilots, I can't remember what caused it but it was REALLY obscure.

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Re: Could carry the SLAM-ER

If they decided on the Albacore, the Stringbag's slightly younger brother, it'd be able to carry the AGM-131, or SRAM II. A 1930s nuclear bomber, I'd love to see Winkle Brown's face at the thought..

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Stringbag for president...

It's probably more lucid and definately spits out less crap (except on a really cold morning).

And it probably does more miles to the gallon than the average US car too so it's good for the environment (the F35 doesn't count, it hasn't been able to stay up long enough for people to work it out).

I'd stay away from ASDA petrol though..

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UK warships to have less firepower than 19th century equivalents as missiles withdrawn

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I think there's something wrong with our bloody government today, Chatfield!

Jackie Fisher must be spinning in his grave fast enough to power Rosyth..

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UK Home Secretary signs off on Lauri Love's extradition to US

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Re: Ban extradition

"To make a hollow laughing"

And we do? I dunno what hole you've been hiding in for the last 70 years..

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Re: He doesn't help himself..

Only if it's just a threat, I can think of at least 5 ways to insert & kick off a time delayed payload or payloads. I can also think of many places to leave them, the powergrid, hospital systems, traffic control systems, air traffic control.

And if I was Russia or China, and I was very clever, I'd scoot over with a few of my own timed to go off about 48 hours after he is reported to leave UK shores... And then just quietly mention something to the US media about that "nice British lad".

I don't think he should be tried at all, the onus should be on the system owner to secure it.

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

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....Apple in a Luton lock up...

And so it begins...

I never thought in my wildest dreams I'd be thanking Trump for something..

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CERN boffins see strange ... oh, wait, that's just New Zealand moving 2m north

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Re: More a storm than a quake

That's not unusual, and having a swarm of earthquakes is a whole lot better than having a single massive quake because the displacement will be less abrupt, therefore less violent.

It also helps being on thicker sediments rather than rock (acts like a shock absorber, hence the Nepal earthquake doing so much damage in comparison) but you want them to be dry, if they aren't you get liquifaction - which is bad, or liquifactive slump which is worse (basically an upper area of resistive sediment slides over another on a thin layer of liquidity and whole villages and towns either migrate for anything up to several miles or slide into the nearest body of water.

And for heaven's sake, if the tide suddenly goes out 3 miles, you do not want to give the little fishies mouth to mouth! Unless you want a Darwin Award.

You can also track volcanic activity with earth tremors, as the magma rises up the vent system the triangulation of the (small) earth tremor depth will get shallower.

Of course, it could just be a graboid...

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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Re: And we thought BREXIT was bad

Trump is now in charge of nuclear weapons... So much for short term effects...

"A curious game, the only winning move is not to play... " describes the 2016 election perfectly.

I really wanted to learn how to swim...

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Re: interesting ride...

Yeah, like the Death Star run in a Vauxhall Astra diesel...

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Re: First of all, sorry

It's called reality unfortunately.

Spain allies with the USA - Madrid gets bombed

The UK allies with USA over GW2 - London gets bombed. Twice.

I seem to remember an American general coined an aphorism "once is happenstance, twice coincidence, but three times is enemy action"...

On top of all that..

We have Putin on one side, who got kicked out of the International Society of Psychopaths for "conduct extreme and unbecoming" and makes Machiavelli look like a rank amateur. Oh yeah, and the nukes, chemical weapons & bioweapons

Vs

Trump, a throwbacks throwback, that would embarrass a tribe of homo habilis with his antics, who probably thinks the big red button is cool cos it looks like a woman's nipple.. A man who probably thinks a Sarin is a new Dodge midliner..

Do you see any reason to be hopeful in this scenario?

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@ AC wrong democratic result: Saying it with Sir Terry...

Vimes had once discussed the Ephebian idea of ‘democracy’ with Carrot, and had been rather interested in the idea that everyone had a vote until he found out that while he, Vimes, would have a vote, there was no way in the rules that anyone could prevent Nobby Nobbs from having one as well. Vimes could see the flaw there straight away.

Nobby Nobbs for president! Couldn't be worse than what we have now..

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Re: I, for one ...

Which one? Trump or May?

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Re: The room of people who will control Trump

It's not a matter of what he manages to do, that is supremely unimportant.

It's what he says he is going to do, how he acts, what he says and the image he presents of the country that just elected him.

And let's put it this way...

Yesterday America was a (somewhat declining) world superpower with real power and influence..

Today America is a utter worldwide laughing stock that people in general think is under the influence, that will haemorrhage allies as soon as everyone has suspended their disbelief.

But the fun part - we're your allies (please Theresa, do something about that ASAP btw) and we'll be the ones suffering the terrorist bombs because of it, thanks for that!

Handing Trump the presidency is like putting Dr Mengele in charge of the NHS - there is no upside.

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Re: First of all, sorry

If you voted once in your life, sorry, yes you did. History is merely a prologue to future, if we have one. When the president of the Philippines decides to ally his country with China and Russia on the *possible* basis of a Trump win, a country that's been a solid supporter of the US practically since people noticed it was there (the US not the Philippines), you know there'll be trouble. My grandfather was at the battle of Cable Street amongst other things and he always had a saying "if you don't like saying sorry, don't do it in the first place...". There is not enough sorry in the galaxy to make up for it if Trump wins.

I've been to the US, I know how far down the racism goes, but even I thought the average American might listen to THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD SAYING "HELL NO!".

I would personally like to thank all the Trump voters on behalf of my nieces, I'm sure the eldest will be ecstatic when it sinks in that she probably won't see her 16th birthday.

As to the founding fathers I would hope they're spinning in their graves fast enough to light Texas, but I doubt it.

I'm feeling a Red Dwarf quote coming on...

"Everybody is dead Dave, dead Dave everybody is... "

I think in the circumstances, barring a miracle of epic proportions, that it's pretty apt - don't you?

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Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat

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Re: +1 for history lesson

Have a read of The Zimmerman Telegram - it's on Kindle, and a fine example of how gormless politicians can get - von Rintelen has a cameo appearance.

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Personally I thought "Lithium & water.. That's another fine mess you've gotten us into".

I think I'm right that dumping lithium in water makes for some good secondary school chemistry experiment as well as both hydrogen and oxygen gases... Possibly not the best combination in a container on a plane that's doing the thick end of 600mph at angels 35?

You could make a handy bomb out of those two components, kind of like an up to date Von Rintelens Cigar.

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Hm, is that a minefield? Let me just throw my magic bomb-sniffing spinach over there

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Re: I don't get it

Kids doing science?! Mumsnet will go berserk...

Won't someone please think of the braindead parents?

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Couldn't resist...

I'm weak at the finish,

Cos AIDS beats out Spinach,

I'm Popeye,

The Dyin' man.. - Drawn Together

One thing with this Spinach mine detector idea, wouldn't it be better in places like Vietnam to spray it from the air in a small area, and see if local plants show the effect as strongly? Because as I understand this you've got to traipse around planting spinach or injecting random plants (some of which are more than capable of taking extreme exception to being touched) in the middle of potential minefields.. Not a job conducive to general health.. While avoiding such lovable critters as Russell's Vipers and Blue Striped Coral snakes..

I've a feeling this one of those "great ideas in the lab but this is real life" situations.

I can't really think of any place to use it.. A nuclear accident, you'd know you were contaminated when you started to melt (or in the case of Chernobyl, the fish got sleepy), a chemical accident like Bhopal - you know when your lungs have climbed out of your chest to complain personally.. It's a clever idea, like the spiders spinning graphene webs but I can see a use for them, for this I just can't.

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Getting your tongue around foreign tech-talk is easier than you think

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Re: Baggins of bag end

You'll never look at hobbits the same way again...

http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/

"Nah, that's a hobo and a rabbit; but they're making a hobbit.. " Futurama

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Misys cans IPO

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If it's the Misys I think it is..

It's been floating for years, face down in a shallow village pond that's trapped in the Midsummer Murders opening credits..

We had a Misys engineer at one of the sites I worked and I don't think any of us ever figured out what it was he actually did - he was kind of like Wally from Dilbert crossed with Father Cadfael in appearance and shared the formers ability to do nothing; constructively.

I did suggest renaming Essex Police "Cadfail" but oddly enough they didn't go for it..

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Reports: Twitter chainsaw massacre redux on the cards

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Re: What is this twitter thing?

That's a horrible thought, one of the reasons birds twitter is to mate... The thought of celeb "85s" having some sort of mating ritual over twitter... I think I need a shower, or three.

There is probably a couple somewhere that croons "we met on twitter..." while friends retch in electric sleep...

The sooner twitter is put out of our misery, the better..

I can imagine some turn-around guru walking into their office and doing a Harrison Ford "you were crap before, and you're twice as crap now"...

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

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I forgot to mention my first smart watch...

Was a chunky thing made by Fossil. Two CR2025 batteries with a battery life into months, running a GUI over a version of DOS, no touchscreen, a little joystick for navigation and the most godawful keyboard on the planet. Even ran a spreadsheet! I used that for tracking fuel consumption amongst other things.

There was even a demo app of the backgrounds of the old castle Wolfenstein 3D game which was going to be developed into the full game (which probably would have been nausea inducing).

The point is... If they'd put a hdmi out and a OTG enabled USB on a successor plus the ability to take sdhc cards, you'd have a fairly capable x86 PC sitting there just needing a spare monitor and keyboard. Imagine having all the drivers and relevant info for the it system on an inch x inch PC. I would have loved to carry something like that about instead of piles of cds to sites in the backend of nowhere, where it was guaranteed that the one thing you needed was the driver for the hardware that had been retired decades ago, honest.

Instead we've got shiny useless shiny, I just love progress..

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I spent twenty quid on mine..

It can answer calls & play music over Bluetooth although it's not exactly a stellar experience, it lasts between a day and a day and a half at least, depending I suspect on whether the phone supports LE.

It means I don't miss messages or emails, its also safer glancing at the notification on the screen than fumbling around with a mobile phone in a traffic jam for example.

That being said its not worth £300 and neither is the general functionality of any of them, it's basically the second screen of a HTC startrek (remember them?) stuck on the wrist, which allows information to be picked up in a timely manner.. For that it's perfect..

I think the problem for Apple isn't necessarily their price point but that there's no way to go from here. Faster processor, yes, but that's about it, people won't buy another one until it breaks (even fanbois have some self control) and that's the reason behind the slump.

Another problem Apple have is all the generic cheap watches barely function with iOS so people who might have tried a cheap one before buying the Apple model can't, and that's more customers lost to Apple mind control.

It's a good idea for notifications that you need to see right away and that's about it. It didn't have to be that way, imagine what could be done with a double wide screen or a t9 keyboard, like on some of the wrist phones ... But Apple did the running so everyone emulated the minimum as usual..

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‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

Jemma
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Re: teenage popsy (and that's not insulting at all)

See, there's a problem there - as far as the law is concerned anyone under the age of 16 cannot agree to sexual activity, which means that she is also unable by law to refuse, since under the law anyone under the age of 16 is not mentally capable to make that decision either one way or the other.

Since rape relies on consent and your teenage celeb fodder can neither consent or refuse.. She therefore cannot be raped in a legal sense, since BY THE LAW she is incapable of making that decision.

That's child abuse law right up the pictures for a start..

Now do you begin to see why even senior judges are having brain wibbles over this pointless damaging crap?

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