* Posts by gandalfcn

41 posts • joined 5 Oct 2009

China censors drop the soap operas, sitcoms

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Re: It's disgusting that regimes like this still exist in this modern world.

"I just want to point out that the U.S. achieved all of that without having all the brutality."

In your dreams ducky, in your dreams. And neither did the UK.

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"And that is causing concern that the next Tiananmen Square could be coming up, as the burgeoning young population starts to view their government as less a benevolent dictator than an interfering and possibly negative influence in their lives."

Someone needs to cut back on the funny drugs.

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: Scrutiny...

The whole thing is pointless unless all media are required to publish the details of how much they all pay. Starting with the Murdoch media and the Daily Wail.

Will they? Will they f**k.

So it is a waste of time you BBC bashers, aka Tories and the right wing media.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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Don the Fart

If this legislation is passed will it mean the end of clips about little handed Donnie and put an end to his future prospects of stardom?

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Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

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I find it interesting that people on the right wing of politics are always screaming about the BBC being left wing and people on the left wing of politics are always ranting that the BBC is rigjht wing. Which is a fact. Try reading HYS for a few weeks and comments on YT etc.

Stop and think about this.

Also what most proponents of getting rid of the BBC because there are free tv channels seem to forget that they are paying via the ads, whether they use the products being advertised or not. Exceedingly unfair.

They also seem to want people like Murdoch to control the UK media. Total lunacy.

Go to the USA and see what happens there, mostly crap, at least the BBC sets a high standard which other channels have to try and emulate.

End of rant.

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US laptops-on-planes ban now applies to just one airport, ends soon

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Re: Guns

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret? No secret, it's called gun control. Septics of course say gun control doesn't and can't work. Amazing stupidity.

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gandalfcn

Re: Guns

"Article states these were guns found in carry-on bags, not checked luggage."

But anonymous hacks paid by the NRA don't like facts.

But they do seem to love guns and killing people.

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Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

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Real Racism

Apparently, that well known promoter of truth and harmony, Alex Jones, managed to work out the "Asian" female was totally to blame.

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Re: I call that a result

"In America they still have free speech" I think you misunderstand what free speech is, it doesn't mean licence to abuse people or be racist, which so many Septics and quire a few Brits seem to think.

It arises from freedom to criticise the government of the day but has been hijacked to mean an excuse to be obnoxious.

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Adult toy retailer slapped down for 'RES-ERECTI*N' ad over Easter

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Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity,

"Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity," Was he? Or was Christianity founded in his name?

As your opening was false it doesn't say much for your intellect does it?

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Re: Its offensive that I must treat people who claim to believe in a sky fairy...

"Many of the famous names in science believed in God."

What is that supposed to prove other than the fact that there was no alternative in their societies at the time if they didn't want to be ostracised or even tortured etc.?

And what about all the non-Christian "names" from outside the so called Christian World? Presumably they don't matter because the weren't Christians. Correct?

You give religion a bad name. Thank god!

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Just in time for summer boozing: Boffins smash world record for the most perfect ice cubes

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most perfect

There is no such thing as "most perfect" is there?

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Trump backs off idea for joint US/Russian 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'

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Re: Orangutans are offended

Especially The Librarian.

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gandalfcn

Re: Whats this GUI thingy?

"Just in case you were struggling with this I'll helpfully list some of them out."

Not to mention the Qatar fiasco.

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gandalfcn

Re: WTF

Correct Bob, there is no clown in the White House, a clown tends to have empathy and understand people and would probably do a far better job than Don the Con the Fart.

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The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

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Re: HMS Queen Lizzie

"the maximum possible takeoff weight of the aircraft"

Does she have any aircraft of her own?

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Blighty's first aircraft carrier in six years is set to take to the seas

gandalfcn

Captain Pedant

Captain Pedant you are obviously not a captain or a navigator, nor have you ever been.

From a real captain.

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

gandalfcn

Re: It only gets worse

"I do wonder what kind of scary hell we'd be in if Hilary / Jeremy had won their respectives."

I suggest it would probably be far better that the hell hole lunatic asylum you no doubt voted for, didn't get and now gave to live laughing stocks on both sides of the Atlantic.

People thought Bush/Blair was bad. Don the Fart/Bedlam May could be far worse.

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Conservative manifesto disappears offline – then mysteriously reappears

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Without taking sides

"Like I said I'm not taking sides but plans a and b don't work."

I think you will find plan "a" has worked very well quite a few times in several countries, whereas plan "b" has never worked.

Admittedly one of them, Hitler, was a rather special case though.

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Queen's speech announces laws to protect personal data

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Re: Ex-queen

"the ex-queen can do similarly"

Monty Python's ex-parrot was amusing, you are pathetic.

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2 kool 4 komputing: Teens' interest in GCSE course totally bombs

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So why bother, when you are not really wanted?

Perhaps they should have a word with Mrs. May, she cares about the country, its economy and future, doesn't she?

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Teen girl who texted boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

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"Hopefully she'll the maximum sentence allowable."

And she will no doubt be "well looked after" by the other inmates.

It isn't going to be at all pleasant for her.

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Congressman drafts COVFEFE Act to preserve Trump's Twitter tantrums

gandalfcn

Re: Huffington Post, Tech addition.

I totally agree, you are most definitely a whining snowflake.

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gandalfcn

Re: Quigley is as bad as Trump

"his personal Twitter account"

Isn't that a bit like using a personal server?

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Donald Trumped: Comey says Prez is a liar – and admits he's a leaker

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Liars

Calling lawyers liars has been common for many, many years, back into antiquity, basically because they earn a living skirting the edges of honesty.

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Ex-MI5 boss: People ask, why didn't you follow all these people ... on your radar?

gandalfcn

I was intending to post something similar, my take was that they had every intention of killing as many people as possible, as did the Unionists.

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Gay Dutch vultures become dads

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Re: Great story

"Are they just living together or do they engage in sexual activity? There's a difference between roommates and gay couple."

You quite obviously didn't read the article, did you?

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Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

gandalfcn

Re: Underground

"Wasn't Fukushima a "fail-safe" design?"

No. And if you had been watching NHK as the events unfolded you would know it wasn't "fail-safe" it was designed well below the potential risks predicted for the area.

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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Re nuked

The fact that all the blueprints were included in the sale indicates that claim is well, a tad fake.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Re: best solution!

swampdog

I suggest you spend some time in Indonesia, before the natural habitat is totally destroyed, before gobbing of bile and untruths.

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UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

gandalfcn

Re: as quoted in the Guardian

"Would this have allowed to the government to intervene when he sent the messages and before the incident? Would it bollocks."

But Nige the Flange says it would. Dog. Tail, Wag?

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gandalfcn

" Obviously they hate her."

And are aware she knows and understands less than a pissed galah.

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

gandalfcn

Re: Really ..

"Southern states in particular are not burdened with an over-abundance of schooling."

Poor, white, unemployed, uneducated Southerners have been voting Republican for generations and they are still poor, white, unemployed and uneducated.

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In the land of Google, Holocaust denial, death threats – all fine. LGBT? Oh, no, that's sensitive

gandalfcn

Re: They have a point

" Like in Australia."

Pull the other one mate. You've spent too much time with pissed galahs.

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gandalfcn

Re: They have a point

Not really

What about nipping down to a library? Or is that too complicated.

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Euro Patent Office hit with wave of anti-Battistelli letters

gandalfcn

Re: Interesting, but...

"It demonstrates that letting unprincipled, incapable people reign in a place without good checks and balances is not a particularly good idea."

That sounds uncommonly like the government in the USA, not to mention the UK.

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers

gandalfcn

Re: sea power

macjules

I think we need to consult BoJo, after all he is a self proclaimed expert on "boats"

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

gandalfcn

Re: Can't be a single movie

Elephantine? Please explain.

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Science fiction beams up into the British Library

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Happy

Banks

knows about the poll results

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Think tank rages at NHS' £700 bill for fertility clinic porn

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Happy

The PRC way

They have a much better system in China - pretty young nurses do it for you :)

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Chinese IT shops love the free-ness of open source

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Gandalf

Ken Hagan, have you ever lived or worked in China. If you had I think you would soon realise that all IP does not belong to the government. Presumably you are one of the millions who think everyone in China still wear Mao suits and rides bicycles. Think again they wear Gucci and drive Mercs.

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