* Posts by Stubar

27 posts • joined 24 Sep 2009

LASER STRIKES against US planes on the rise

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FAIL

Re: Several things about these stories bug me...

Go to an airport and watch the flights come in and see how slow they 'appear' to be going. At distance the brain works out all of the angles automatically, (think spears/arrows and moving targets to know we are designed to do this sort of thing), and it suddenly becomes easy. Plus, they are not painting it for strike even waving it vaguely across the cockpit window achieves the same result.

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Bone-bothering boffins pull TINY fanged dinosaur from drawers

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Happy

RE: The scariest hands in all dinosaurdom?

Juvenile I know, but followed the link and laughed at the thumbnail :)

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: iTards can all get lost

Bugger, snide comment with spelling mistake.

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Re: iTards can all get lost

Or not critisie whilst hiding behind an AC cut out dummy .....

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Thumb Up

Re: *twitch* *twitch*

you owe me a keyboard!

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How can family sysadmins make a safe internet playground for kids?

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Big Brother

Here's my two penneth

The problem with many of the responses here is to take the article, on a techie site, and assume it's for techies.

A parent who has a PC downstairs connected to an ADSL router with WiFi and one or two laptops upstairs, plus PS3/Xbox and probably another WiFi router configured as a bridge is sure as hell a SysAdmin in my book regardless of the paid job. And often it's not about keeping them away from porn or violence but making sure they don't burn out on Facebook or YouTube and do their chores etc and not to mention bandwidth capping.

OpenDNS and filtering by time and content on the router is the easiest way to go. There are better ways but the more you add on the more complicated it gets.

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Microsoft gives Phone 7 Mango jailbreak its blessing

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Unhappy

Watch this space ...

ChevronWP7 ... I know nothing of who they are .... but in two or three years time they will be under the Redmond umbrella.

See it .... Like it ... Buy it ... Bury it ...

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1-in-3,200 chance* that a fiery satellite chunk will hit someone on Friday

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Go

Obligatory Pratchet reference coming up ....

I'd be more worried if it was a 1 in a million chance; for as we know they can crop up 9 times out of ten.

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Foxconn churns out '150,000' iPhone 5s a day

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FAIL

********* Expletives removed!

Keep the brew bubbling with a little stir just to get the noxious odour of rotten apples in the air. Meh!

I loved my iPhone 3g but then fell behind with the payments. Not to my phone provider but to Apple. You see I didn’t upgrade to a 3gs, or a 4 and so each little update that comes out each month makes me and my phone just a bit more obsolete (and slow!) Every application takes an age to open and when I went into the Covent Garden Apple store their first question was “is it updated?” When I said yes, that was the problem he just looked at me with pity whilst pushing an iPad towards me. Bastard.

No, contract is up in December and I’m going Galaxy S2 and Apple can rot.

PS - What a twat. How many things can he advertise hoping to get more free things? Pah!

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Android up, Symbian down

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FAIL

Meh!

If Apple treated their customers with respect and didn't aggressively label their products as legacy whilst still actively selling them then I for one would stay with them. However, I'll go to an OS that at least gives me a choice of what I want.

"the iPhone 3GS, but it's perceived as an old, previous-generation product," Because that's what Apple WANT you to think!

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Plague of US preachers falsely claim to be Navy SEALs

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@ Lob

Thanks for posting under "AC" as I now can't send the bill for my new keyboard!

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China announces Skype ban to protect telco revenues

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FAIL

"I wish Facebook fas [sic] banned in the UK"

Democracy; I do not agree with your opinion but I will protect your right to that opinion.

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Catfish: A fanfare for Facebook fakery

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Happy

@ And therein lies all of human tragedy... #

I read the 1st bit and thought "bollocks" but I was bored and so read on. This means I quite enjoyed the article and what's behind it. I've posted this and put my moniker on it because I don't mind being associated with what I say. The internet has made many of us cynics but really we are just apes in a troop wanting to be liked, appreciated and accepted.

So I totaly disagree with AC and now I want some blonde to de-louse me :o)

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US Army: Judge Dredd smartgun in every squad from 2014

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@ Raivn

BF 2142 already has them :o)

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Nigerian man gets 12 years for $1.3m 419 scam

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Flame

What's Nigerian for "greedy, blinkered, head in the sand idiots"?

Because making them wake up is the only way to stop this.

We live, on the whole and certainly in the US, in a capitalist community. The basic ethos is "I have something, do you want it?" If the answer is "yes" then the trader (419'er) sells and then gets more of that stuff and sells it again, and again, and again. If the answer is "No" then the trader (419'er) finds something else or moves into a different market.

Only when people stop handing over money will this stop.

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IT engineer fights spider with improvised flamethrower

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Happy

Sorry, couldn't risk :o)

And, Vladimir, spelling, ur doing it rong! [sic]

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Black helicopters circle 'Welsh Roswell'

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@ It was a teaser!

Quality!

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Happy

@ Sulphur?

Not being an expert and one who has never seen a meteorite never mind smelled one I bow down to the knowledge of witnesses who actually have, without questioning their veracity until such time I can prove otherwise. Unless they are wearing tinfoil hats, have 2 pencils stuck in their ears and are saying "Wibble"!

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Shopping mall mulls Supreme Court bid to back no-speaking ban

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Joke

Joey's knackered

"Heyy! How yoo doin'?"

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Ton-up speed merchant blames dyslexia

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Flame

Re - "A concerned driver called in cops"

Twat.

What about the death and injuries caused by this idiot?

Look up the differences between the traffic police and their colleagues who deal with the "minor" crimes you've named.

When you're flipping burgers are you expected to clean the toilets at the same time?

And you posted as AC because you know you're a twat!

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.XXX to get ICANN nod

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Headmaster

such as....

Pedantic I know, but ..... Aussies drink 4 X (XXXX) not Ozzies [sic] and xxx

However Canadians drink Triple x

Mines the one with the lager flowing out of pockets and the little label that says "Licensee" over the door.

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Nobel Prize winner on dodgy World Cup ball

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Flame

Do I smell sweaty sour grapes

But thanks for bringing it up as I imagine the team you support barely qualifies to play football

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Romanian boffin touts 1PB holographic disk tech

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Go

Great Idea

"We have an idea to make money"

"Yes, but how can we get the money without actually spending any"

"Ahh! You mean be disingenuous, apply obfuscation, confound our would be backers?"

"Yes, but we need to be cunning"

"I have an idea that is as cunning as a fox who has just been elected Head of the Crafty and Shrewd Dept of Cunning University! ..... We'll call it " ta da "Marketing!!"

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Reg reader applauds World's Crappiest phish

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Go

stupidious comment forthcoming

Nice one!

Can I stupidiously retrieve some dosh as well?

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Virgin Media boasts more subscribers and more losses

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Stop

What's the point of it all??

I can't really see the point of their claims. As was inferred by AC, yes you can get a whopping load of stuff (WLoS) (Note the uppercase in acronym but lower case when spelt out), but as soon as you use it for large files you get capped.

It is a better service than ADSL but on average both offer the same speeds, ie uncapped ADSL v Capped VM.

I will stay with my £5* unlimited (cough!!) ADSL 4.5 Mbps Down 0.5 Up which my ISP lets me do what the hell I like with.

* Got a good deal ;o)

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Experts rubbish iPhone for health use

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FAIL

Plus ...

Be able to sanitise wards and look after patients. In other words, it's not gonna happen!

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Fujitsu battles WMDs with online survey

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FAIL

WMD's?

Pah! What about my frozen payslip? That's a Weapon of My Destruction!

Nice to know they're spending my money wisely!

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