* Posts by Geoffrey W

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Kraut coppers seize 5,000 Donald Trump-shaped dance biscuits

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Re: So, it's true!

Donald Trump IS on drugs!

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Re: micro.

Actually, he did stare at the sun. It was during the eclipse. He took off his safety glasses and looked up while those around him told him to put them back on again. He smiled. His son, Baron the Bad, did the same. Awesome.

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Foxit PDF Reader is well and truly foxed up, but vendor won't patch

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Re: Suggestions for replacement?

RE: "So way better than Adobe's PDF Reader then"

I must have tried millions of PDF viewers on Android, some multiple times after they were updated, and Adobes Android PDF viewer is the only one I can live with and that does Exactly what I want. Wouldn't touch it on Windows.

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Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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Re: That virtue signaling!

@Big John

You're letting your anger overtake you again. I was talking about the author of the blog mentioned by Destroy All Monsters - One Anatoly Karlin, and not the author of the Register post. I hadn't gotten round to Trump yet. I suppose its understandable to assume I meant the reg author given the context, if you arent paying close attention. Sorry if I misled. ;-)

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Re: That virtue signaling!

Anonymous Coward: Buzzword Debater.

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Re: That virtue signaling!

I was intrigued by this statement:-

"one antifa counter-protester was killed by a Neo-Nazi going postal with his car (the MSM version of events; reality might be rather different)"

and wonder what the real reality might be. Any clues? I looked through the original article but beyond that statement there is no more.

Perhaps Heather Heyer was a crazed liberal about to murder a Nazi baby in its pram and thanks to quick thinking by a brave driver passing by, was stopped in her tracks.

Perhaps it was just a tragic accident when his self driving AI took the driver on a short cut and before he could hit the override button his joyous world had fallen apart.

I wasn't much taken with the rest of his article. While the MSM might sometimes suffer from a lack of nuance, the author of this article tries a bit too hard to make allowances for some naughty children and comes across as an apologist for the far right, like CS Lewis was for Christianity.

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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

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Re: Oh, dear

I'm a little divided over statues of controversial figures, and Britain has its share of them too - Francis Drake and Cecil Rhodes for instance. Personally I would rather see them left in place, for historical reasons, but only if it were made very clear what it was they did and who they hurt and who they lynched. A big prominent plaque giving full details, though that would be an easy target for sympathetic vandals to deface. Perhaps such statues could be supplied with indelible markers and an invitation to improve them in whatever way the viewer saw fit. The addition of silly hats and big red noses would be useful opportunities for expression of ones disgust. They could be a Rorschach expression of our cultural ID. Perhaps the central points of outdoor urinals. Just a few ideas. Anything, but don't aggrandize them anymore, or accord them any respect they do not really deserve.

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Re: Fascists marching in the streets

Freedom of reply - Even bigger bitch.

PS...No raised eyebrows, tutting, or head shaking. I'm British too.

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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Re: @Ole Juul - now fled to the dark web

The .ru version of the site is also now down and only available on the wayback machine, where it crows about real friends under a photo of Putin and Trump who apparently called Putin to give them a home. Andrew Anglin is a deluded fool if he truly thinks either of those despots care about him. The day before they were preening about their new domain DailyStormer.wang and how wonderful .wang was. Geuss wanging wasn't as great as they thought. Anglin did say one thing that may be close to true; that this is the best thing that ever happened to them, they are global now and that's true; I suspect a lot more people know of them now than before.

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PayPal, accused of facilitating neo-Nazi rally, promises to deny hate groups service

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But after its handed back to the native americans they then have to hand it back to the Paleoamericans who may have been here before them. I think there's still a tribe of them on the mountain in the woods behind our house.

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HBO Game Of Thrones leak: Four 'techies' arrested in India

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Re: I might watch it sometime

A man knows nothing. A man drinks and knows things. Hodor! is coming. Burn them all!

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If Anonymous 'pwnd' the Daily Stormer, they did a spectacularly awful job

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Re: Forcing the Underground

Stormers speech isn't really being banned. Its only the DNS thats been switched off. The web site can still be reached via its IP address. I do tend to agree though that people should only ever be banned under extreme circumstances. I would love to see a lot more light shone on this site and its operator, Andrew Anglin. Especially him. Bet his neighbours would love to know more about him. Outing other people is a common tactic among those like him.

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Re: " The Daily Stormer may struggle to find another host."

Yup. Seems that Google has ended up with them. They must be diversifying.

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GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur

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I'm not sure that risking ruination of a whole country just to benefit from a bit of financial trading is much better a reason than racism.

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@Old Englishman

Did you bother reading the site and the story they did about the woman killed, Heather Heyer, which finally got them kicked off their host? The site is still there so either go daddy hasn't chucked them yet or they found another daddy. The story is nothing to do with politics so no political censorship is involved. Its pure nastiness and lack of empathy or human feeling. I hate quoting anything from it but, to give an illustrative taste, they say the incident was a temporary road rage incident and she was too fat to jump out of the way, and it had nothing to do with white supremacy. Even if she was fat, and she isn't, it's still a revolting thing to say, and that wasn't all they said about her, and they deserve whatever happens to them. If even the great Godwin himself says, Please, call them Nazis, then fuck em.

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Re: Looks like the Russian investment is paying off

RE "thick skinned orange"

I would describe him as more of a Valencia (ie Thin Skinned Orange). I really hope he's enjoying his victory so far. Can he spell Pyrrhic?

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Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

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Ah, my commentard brethren. What a joy you are. Happily slinging muck at Facebook, Twitter, the Internet populace in general, the left, the right, the alt_right. Attacking the smart arses, the idiots, the smug, the amused, all while blithely ignoring the bloody great mote in your own eye. I close my eyes and am transported back to those dreamy days of usenet...Oh humanity, you glorious, monstrous, beast, you never change. Till death do us part...

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To truly stay anonymous online, make sure your writing is as dull as the dullest conference call you can imagine

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Re: I could careless

I could careless, I have carelessed, and I will careless. Yesterday I sat on the cat asleep on my comfy chair. Today I put my wine glass on a table that had been moved and wasn't there. Tomorrow? Who knows what kind of carelessness I will commit. And I'm not a yank, but I do live there (here?) Is it catching?

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Internet's backroom boffins' big brainwave: Put people first in future

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RE "First registered here in 2009 & have to ask?"

Hey! My heads getting full. Sometimes when a thing is shoved in the front another thing pops out the back. Unfortunately my brain isn't the size of a planet (though some say my temperament matches someone who does have a brain that big.)

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Whats a TLA? I first thought Terms And License Agreement, but Top Level Administrator, Text Link Ads...

Anyway, corporate influence becomes a problem with anything that is successful, from Peace and Love, thru Punk, to the Web. Money buys anything, even love. They can even have me; Bargain basement programmer for sale. Easy to get on with and friendly. Safe if used as directed. Do not feed after midnight or get wet. Intolerant of Real Programmers.

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VCs to Trump: Don't lock out our meal tickets! Save startup visas!

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Re: Big John

There's a proposed rule. Trump doesn't like the proposed rule and wants to stop it coming into effect. Some other people want Trump to let the rule come into effect. I'm not quite sure what it is you're up to here Big John. You aren't making a comical point about something inadvertently present in the article. You aren't pointing out an inaccuracy in the article. You aren't being sarcastic or satirical or ironic. What the heck is it you're up to? It's like you have a trigger in your brain that sees the word Trump in an article and your knee jerks and hits you in your jaw and your typing fingers unclench from the trigger of your law giver and out into the interwebs more words are issued. To what end? The emergence of President Trump has done some very odd things to a lot of people in the USA. I hope there's a cure.

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Game of Pwns: Hackers invade HBO, 'leak Game of Thrones script'

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Re: It's a book already.

Folks are also wondering if he is frantically*** trying to come up with a different ending to the TV show so he's not just writing the companion book of the TV series.

*** Frantically, for GRRM, means an hour in the morning before attending another convention. And why not when you're as rich as Croesus and can do whatever makes you happy.

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How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

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Devil

What is dead may never die

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Re: Linux 1.79 per cent (was 1.55 in Jan)

RE: "did you include android in that stat?"

Do Penguins really want to claim that huge security hole as one of their own?

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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RE: "It's like a nasty STD that seems to be drug resistant .:

But look at how much fun we were all having in the 90's. We were just children playing in the street and we were punished far too harshly for what we did. Its tragic it had to end this way.

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Latest Windows 10 preview lets users link an Android to their PC

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Re: Oh the tedium

Oh, go on. You know you want to. We already put a nice little pod in your shed and when you go to sleep next your world will be so shiny and bright, and your family will hardly tell the difference, except you'll be happier and always smiling. Hush now...rock-a-bye Linus, in the tree top...Stepford is this way...Shhhhhh...Your windows update will take awhile so there's time for a little sleepy-kins...

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Confessions of an ebook eater

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Re: Verity Stob really wrote this?

I used to be an eInk bore but seem to have migrated, by pure osmosis, to reading solely on a LCD tablet. For pure text (e.g. novels) FBReader in night mode - white text on black background - is ideal and bothers my wonky eyes not at all. I can read for hours without discomfort. I rarely pick up my eInk things these days, and my paper books even less.

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Re: Sorry, video courses for me

tthhiiss ccoommeenntt iiss ppllaayyiinngg aatt hhaallff ssppeeeedd..MMooggaaddoonn mmooddee....

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Re: 'Fag up'?

Never mind schlepping, I like to slurp faggots. They are very tasty in a spicy tomato sauce, with chips!

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Re: Crowdsource hit

Some sleazy aristocrat was recently jailed for offering money on social media if Gina Miller was killed. Careful...

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Feature snatcher Microsoft tweaks OneDrive

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Re: Garage Band

On the screen

Saw the Holy Ghost, I swear

On the screen

Where's the cursor?

Where's the eraser?...

What's a computer?

Eat y'self fitter

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Juicero does to its staff what your hands can do to its overpriced juice sacks

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Re: YouTube teardown

Not arguing with you but were those also the days when the Japanese used ice skatey tires and bendy frames that felt as if you were about to break into a tank slapper and kiss the road? Fantastic engines, shitty running gear. My Kawasaki triple was like that, but I loved it anyway. God, I miss big two strokes.

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Re: YouTube teardown

Judging from that video that juicer is engineered better than my old Moto Guzzi two stroke twin which had to withstand some serious abuse and use (and in the end it blew up), and all that beautiful engineering just to squeeze a few packs of chopped up veggies? Those people did not produce a cheap piece of junk. It is way over engineered. I stand in awe. They were serious about what they were doing...and seriously deluded about its actual worth. There are theses waiting to be written about this whole affair and lessons to be learned for humanity. Sigh.

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SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and – yes! – it runs on Linux

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Its a solution looking for a problem in the same way that *every* database server is. They all want you to choose them...MySQL, PostGres, SQL Server, Oracle, etc, etc. Me Me, oh, look at me!

Choice is good, right?

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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Re: Smokers / vapers suck

Ban The Ban!

Let go your inhibitions, man, you'll benefit from it and so will your fraught family and friends...Man...

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Re: Argh

RE: "I still suspect that the anti-vaping moves come mostly from the puritanical "If you can enjoy it it has to be bad for you " school of public health."

Perhaps. Nominally at least. More likely those in power don't really give a damn about it one way or the other, its more likely they have an eye on how it looks to others, and to what the media are likely to say.

That's as long as there isn't some other more murky ulterior motive. The genesis of the war on drugs had its origins in the 60's USA when there were two movements the government didn't like; The anti war movement, and black power. They felt it wouldn't look good if these two movements were attacked directly. Luckily those involved in these subversive activities tended to use cannabis rather a lot. Hence the war on drugs - a way to attack the enemy without it looking like that's what they were doing.

I'm not saying there is a direct political motive behind the anti vape gang; Perhaps money and powerful lobbies have a hand in it. I do doubt there is any literal puritanism involved, except peripherally as an excuse.

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Re: Oh god no resturant will be safe again

Walter Mitty didn't tell his employer any such thing. He's a good little boy, yes sir, tugs forelock. If Billy Liar *did* do that then he's self employed and there is a mighty struggle going on in his head.

Damn, now I'm being all ad hom again and saying mean things...sorry...I need a vape...

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Re: Argh

Hah, mention of bad smells and beer...Beer drinkers should be banned from workplaces if they go drinking at lunch time. The smell is worse than coffee breath. Out Out, foul humanity. Begone from my nose! Thank Great Beelzebub I work from home now, mostly.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Re: Dear leftist commie remoaning bastards at the BBC...

Instigator! Don't we have enough permanently outraged as it is, without pokin' at em? I suppose the only good thing about internet angries is it keeps them off the street. Otherwise they'd be out in the garden yelling at those damn kids, an peeing on everyone's fireworks.

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Mappy days! Ordnance Survey offers up free map of UK greenery

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Re: mafia

Perhaps they have a monopoly on truly great maps and excellence, all the others being just rubbish in comparison, unable to compete?

I have a fetish for OS maps and have pored over them for hours plotting my routes and looking for oddities to visit. I caress my maps with a strange light in my eyes and a longing in my restless soul...

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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Re: Chat up line?

To be able to "Turn On Again" you need to first Turn Off. A lot of commenters here seem to have mastered the Turn Off part.

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Microsoft: We'll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update

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Re: This might be the year MS became relevant

Are you calling windows 7 and 8.1 serious operating systems? Coz they have had EMET (which is what this is similar to) for ages. Call yourself a penguinista? Shame on you!

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Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

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Re: Ego Overload

@Jake "AndyS, might want to look up the meaning of strawman. I don't play that game."

You do play other games though. Your OP sounds like ad hominem to me, though there is probably another specific logical fallacy in your original attack. You say he cannot criticize Torvalds because he has not written his own OS. Then I cannot criticize Ford for the poor functioning I find in one of their cars, because I haven't designed and built my own car. I cannot criticize a politician because I have never been elected. It's just absurd.

Edit: Here you go - your original post was an "Appeal to accomplishment" fallacy.

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Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chats with Comey

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

Comment of the elders of zion and the clintons led me to some research. Apparently the Clintons are both practicing witches with Hilary being the more powerful of the two. Apparent links between Satanism, Adolf Hitler, and the Clintons leads me to wonder how on earth an elemental force such as Hilary could lose an election to Mr Trump, unless he is an even more powerful Magus. I love this stuff! I think this is an older link from when Magus Bill was in charge but it gives a wonderful grounding in the "Napoleans of Crime" that are the Clintons, and of what is going on in various heads out there...with the accent on "Out There"

http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1217a.cfm

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

The Clintons murdered no one. The only ones who believe they did are...Well...I was giving you the benefit of the doubt by calling you a troll.

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

RE "Comey might end up dead, but it won't be by Trump's hand. That's the Clinton way."

That demonstrates just how crap the Clintons are. They never murdered the people who were actually doing them real harm, only the peripheral figures who were somehow, vaguely, in their way. What idiots!

Oh, and you're a crap troll.

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I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

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Re: I mostly code to..

@Baldie

Eno. Oh, how I wish it were time for Half Man Half Biscuit's Eno Collaboration (All across the Nation!). It would be awesome!

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...Oh, and Syd Barrett and the First Pink Floyd record "Piper at the Gates". Syd has a strange effect on me and seems to fire my imagination and lends inspiration. Better than drugs. Stuck? Have a chat with Syd.

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What is this life if, full of care, we have not time to stand and stare...

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