* Posts by John Doe 12

27 posts • joined 7 Sep 2010

Neuroscientist used brainhack. It's super effective! Oh, and disturbingly easy

John Doe 12

Re: Something new is not always bad

First rule about any enemy in life - learn how to spell their name!

Secondly while what you say sounds wonderful in an ideal world - we are far from living in one. Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un etc would have orgasms at the idea of such technologies being ready for use.

Having bank problems? I feel bad for you son: I've got 25 million problems, but a bulk upload ain't one

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Re: 10 minutes, not a second more...

"Indeed - LOTO (lock-out, tag-out) is your friend..."

Don't be so sure!! When I was just starting out as an electrical apprentice in the 1990's I went to the stores with another newbie to get two padlocks (one for each of us) so we could work with the 1500v overhead line safely using the locking out system. I tried my key in my colleagues padlock and it successfully opened!! So much for THAT :-D

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam

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@Cynic_999 - Because his skin colour has absolutely no bearing on his skill set - whereas being an ex-marine just MIGHT have an influence of how he thinks / behaves. I also didn't raise hackles about him being referred to as a judge for the same reason.

If you cannot see the difference between the two things then this is a sad reflection on your own upbringing. I was raised by a father who was racist, sexist, hated Jews and just about everything else it's fashionable to hate - and even I can see this is wrong.

I guess 63 thumbs up and only 2 thumbs down (as I am typing this) shows I am not the only one who thinks this way.

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What does his colour have to do with anything? I am not trigger happy when it comes to calling out casual racism but seriously why??!!

Tesla's autonomous lane changing software is worse at driving than humans, and more

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Coming Soon....

... the all new Tesla Max 8 where the computer knows best!! Complete with free funeral plan ;-)

IBM so very, very sorry after jobs page casually asks hopefuls: Are you white, black... or yellow?

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Re: Today I learned...

And I just upvoted you to balance the really weird downvotes by the Taliban?? They are the first group who come to mind when learning is forbidden / frowned upon. But also it could just be people who spend their lived looking to be offended ha ha.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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Not one article relating to Maplins seems to realise they are an international company with stores in the Irish Republic!!

WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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Ok - updating this. I think I am giving you undue credit :P There are TWO cops lurking down the alleyway - can you find the second one?? Making a total of TEN in all.

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WOW! Well spotted that man :-D It took me 5 minutes to find him - literally "where's wally". Only the tit on his head gives him away.

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I just had a look at Google Streetview and I count no less than EIGHT cops lurking outside the Ecuadoran embassy in September 2012!! What the hell - is this guy Bin Laden's brother or WHAT?!!


BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

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Re: Woah, BT still had an open defined benefits pension scheme?

"Frankly flibble, I'm astonished that people who know you haven't punched you in the face."

If ever the phrase "anonymous coward" was applicable, I think this would be it. What an asshole you are - whoever you are. I reported this as an abusive comment and am disappointed that El Reg have done nothing about it. Typical keyboard warrior who probably wouldn't have the balls to say "boo" to a stranger in real life. Pathetic!!

Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

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Shut Your Trap (door Of Truth)

"The truth will set you free - but first it will piss you off!!"

€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

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Re: Ethics failure?

Who says that the original seller didn't laugh to themselves when selling a "broken typewriter" for EUR100 and think "Sucker!!!" There is no ethics fail here in my view, just other people suffering from good old begrudgery.

Obviously it is a different story if people go doorknocking old grannies and con them into selling the family jewels for a fiver.

Top-Secret-cleared SOCOM medics hit in 11GB govt database leak

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Measurement Units?

Just a small hair-split - but should that not be GB as opposed to Gb when talking about this kind of thing?

Ham-fisted: Chap's radio app killed remotely after posting bad review

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Balance Of Judgement

I run my own company and we are subjected to online reviews sometimes. All I can say is that review the customer posted about HRD was well mannered and not shitty in any way so really I don't see the need to flame the poor guy and blacklist his license.

We have had one or two people who WOULD deserve such treatment. One guy posted a really nasty and negative review simply because he didn't believe the good feedback we had (we are a small ISP) and at the same time emailed us asking to connect him to our service. I told him that there would be no way we would deal with him after that.

Another person who actually WAS our customer double posted a really unpleasant review and so I contacted them via email and said we would refund their install and a few months service and take back the equipment and call it quits. Their reply was that they had no problems with the service and didn't want to leave!!

So I know what a true douchebag review looks like and this Jim Giercyk was nothing but respectful.

DRAMA ON MARS: Curiosity bot fires laser at alien metal object

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Contradictions / Poor Research

"But it was back in 2005 that the first metallic meteorite was spotted by the Opportunity rover, which then nearly destroyed one of its drill heads trying to penetrate the object."

You then link to an article which states this is totally untrue!! They simulated it in a lab and didn't destroy anything on the actual rover. Even before clicking the link I was highly doubtful someone would be allowed to trash a drill on the Mars rover just for idle curiousity - unless their name was Howard Wolowitz :D

German regulators won't let Tesla use the name 'Autopilot'

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Re: Go Germany! I don't think so ha ha

I also dont have any problem with refugees coming here.

Well I am going to assume that you are male then as you don't seem to be worried about getting sexually molested by any of Merkel's "guests". Also economic migrants (making up a large part of the influx) are NOT refugees!!

Germany actually has the potential to be great but frankly the whole VW scandal just caps off how it simply failed to make it happen. However as I have never been "down under" I will bow to your knowledge that Australia is a worse place to live than Germany ;-)

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Re: Go Germany! I don't think so ha ha

Spoken like a true German!! However I suggest you step outside for a moment and then look back through the windows and you will see what the rest of the world is looking at :-/

Perhaps you were thinking of all those flyers Merkel has been handing out entitled "GO TO GERMANY!!"

First Wi-Fi box ever is chosen as Australia's best contribution to global history

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She also invented husband hopping - I just saw on Wikipedia she was divorced no less than SIX TIMES!!!

Daily! Mail! eyes! up! Yahoo!'s news! arm!

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How Does This Work?

How can you use one turd to polish another? Not one ounce of glitter between them to roll this combined piece of shit in ha ha! On a side note I see Yahoo mail have decided that when you empty your spam folder they substitute their own video spam in it's place - thanks a lot for that :-/

FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy

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Since when were white-tailed deer classed as birds? Proof the author did not properly read the original report which states the following in relation to the solitary commercial airline death:

"In 2000, an Embraer EMB-120 operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines hit a pair of white-tailed deer on its landing roll. The passenger in seat 3C suffered injuries and eventually died from an infection."

30 years on from Challenger, NASA remembers the fallen

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Re: "Killing season"?

No respect here I'm afraid. The Register is the Daily Mail of the I.T. world :-/

Man faces 37 years for sarcastic post insulting royal dog

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Best comment here and all the miserable f*ckers downvoted you!!!!

Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

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Plenty Of "Mirri" Sounds GREAT!!

I for one would certainly like to see more advertisements for "mirri" on t.v. For those of you who don't speak Finnish - K.V.G (Google translator) and you will get the joke :D

Pirate cops bust LITTLE GIRL, take her Winnie-the-Pooh laptop

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Re: Condom

FAIL version 2.0!! Finland != Scandinavia !!!

'Larry and Sergey's HTML5 balls drained my resources'

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The IT Crowd

Jesus. Would you all listen to yourselves? No wonder the IT Crowd is such a successful tv show - it's based on you bunch of retards!!

"buy the latest and greatest tech that can handle it then instead of whinning about it..."

What a dickhead answer - no wonder it was posted AC. Oh and learn to spell whining properly.

"Get NoScript (for Firefox) and don't enable (pointless) Javascript!"

Like 90% of internet users know what the hell your talking about.

"This is genuinely pathetic, who actually needs to spend long enough on the plain, no widget google page for it to even matter?"

A lot of people leave the google homepage up and go for a cup of tea of make dinner. You don't expect it to raise the CPU of your laptop over 25 degrees just for giggles. This poster gives depth to the word pathetic.

"Heaven forbid a company tries to do something different..."

Yet another AC - obviously works for google - probably designed this pointless piece of shit.

"finally you have a use for your cpu"

This one is classic IT crowd - I could just see the moron with the glasses and afro saying this!

"It's no big deal, just use a text-only browser."

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