* Posts by austint

16 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010

From the Dept of the Bleedin' Obvious... yes, drones hurt when they hit you in the head

austint

Re: Ban them!

Surely the effective benefits of a (preferably) terminal down-splat of politicians would effectively supersede the potential, and therefore theoretical, risk to an unwary public?

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

austint

"Come at me with your hardest because I haven't seen anything impressive yet."

And Bubba is only going to see this as an invitation...

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

austint

Re: Stupid people don't know they're stupid

If you speak out against the idiocy, that's "patronising elitism".

If you speak up with legitimate concerns, that's "project fear".

If you speak out against the whole thing, that's "anti-democratic".

If it ends in failure, "it was sabotaged".

FTFY.

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Stop trying to make The Machine happen, HPE. It's not going to happen

austint

"These computers will be so powerful, they could each catalogue an iTunes music folder in less than ten minutes."

Oh, brave new world...

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Break crypto to monitor jihadis in real time? Don't be ridiculous, say experts

austint

This. Truth.

This is totally true.

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Self-employed bear the brunt of Spring Budget with additional National Insurance contributions

austint

Re: Here's a thought

"We've had 7 years of this bullshit in one form or another. 7 years of "tackling the deficit". That deficit continues to sit there, it doesn't go down."

This. And I would gladly pay my new and excitingly increased tax rates if I could see this tattooed on each and every Tory sitting there...

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Alleged Aussie plum plucker pleads guilty to motel tissue swipe

austint

Re: Implausible?

Assuming this story is true, I've FTFY:

Sounds like a b*llock to me.

But if it's true...then that's just a nut.

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'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

austint

Re: Luger

"It would have been easier for this chap to have gone down to Lunnon and to have spoken with a few geezers down Morden or Mitcham way. He would then have had access to some of the finest firearms that the Balkan people ever produced."

Was going to call you out on this ... and then remembered, seeing as I actually live next to Morden, that you're actually right on the money. Primarily Czech stuff, funnily enough...

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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

austint

Re: I've reserved mine...

StarDock and their Start8 add-on made Win8 bearable...

...and oh look: they have Start 10: http://www.stardock.com/products/start10/

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Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

austint

Snap: bought the same beast for the same reason on the same day as the Chromecast arrived. Lovely piece of dirt-cheap kit, works flawlessly.

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Punters go postal with erratic Royal Mail site

austint
Unhappy

Been over two weeks now...

...and still getting this message on the Price Finder page:

"We are still experiencing technical difficulties with Price Finder and the service is not currently available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing. We are working hard to fix these problems as quickly as possible."

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Royal Mail fights to address website outages

austint
Thumb Down

CapGemini

FFS. It's a CapGemini site.

Why am I even remotely surprised?

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LimeWire induces infringement, Judge rules

austint
Thumb Down

Limewire...

...the nest of more viruses per download than any other source on the web.

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Body of James Brown disappears from family tomb

austint
Coat

Hope they got a brand new bag...

..to put him in.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Coat. Door. Outta here...

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Slovakian flies to Dublin with 90 grams of explosive

austint
FAIL

Damn

As if we haven't got enough to worry about with yet more security theatre around pervie new body scanners.

Now the fuckers are PLANTING stuff on us...

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NASA's nuclear Mars tank gets improved cooker mod

austint
Unhappy

AManFromMars...

...will surely have something to say about us Earthies cooking up what's left of his cousins out there.

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