* Posts by Crucial Decimal

12 posts • joined 4 Oct 2010

Bloody vultures! Cheeky Spanish paraglider firm pinched El Reg's mascot

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Re: Good artists borrow...

A writer does not own words any more than a painter owns colours. So lets dispense with this originality fetish… Look, listen and transcribe and forget about being original.”

― William S. Burroughs

Polygraph knows all: You've been using our user feedback form

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Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

-- George Bernard Shaw

Upgrade refuseniks, beware: Adobe snips away legacy versions of its Creative Cloud apps

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Re: What are you waiting for?

Thanks for the tip (darktable) - I've been a heavy lightroom user for years... I'm trying it now, - looks promising :)

MoD plonks down £2m on table in exchange for anti-drone tech ideas

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Re: May we introduce ourselves?

Eagle vs Drone - for real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-xBtVU4lg

How do you sing 'We're jamming and we hope you like jamming, too' in Russian? Kremlin's sat-nav spoofing revealed

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Re: "Misinformation coming from Russia"

"Craig Murray? Really? Tin foil hat on standby. A failed politician turned failed poet"

Actually a senior Civil Service (FCO) man, and high-ranking UK diplomat. Also, Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010

1986 Second Secretary, Commercial, British High Commission, Lagos

1989 Head of Maritime Section, FCO, London

1992 Head of Cyprus Section, FCO London

1994 First Secretary (Political and Economic), British Embassy, Warsaw

1997 Deputy Head, Africa Department (Equatorial), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1998 Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, West Africa Branch

2002 British Ambassador, Uzbekistan

2004 Sacked for opposing British complicity in torture

I helped catch Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht: Undercover agent tells all

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Bad guys...

Bad guys??


John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

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Re: "The eccentric millionaire"

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

Filmmaker Nanette Burstein tries to unravel the strange behaviour of John McAfee, who left his life as a software mogul to become a recluse in the jungles of Belize.

Good stuff.

CEO pleads guilty of conspiring with drug cartels to sell them stealthy Blackberrys

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Plug in your own mic/headset.

Braking news: Tesla preps firmware fling to 'fix' Model 3's inability to stop in time

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braking distance really ought to be around half..

While out riding my motorbike a few years ago, a tractor towing a large trailer pulled out in front of me blocking the road 100%. When I later calculated my stopping distance, I had approximately quartered the number given in the highway code. I was quite a bit above the limit initially - and hit the thing at ~10mph... Result was tractor 1, bike nil... I had a slightly broken leg.

Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

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Re: Not biting the hand that feeds it?

You think the Americans are making this up?


Quite possibly...

They do have form for bending reality to suit their interests / fit their narrative.

Over 100,000 stops-and-searches: zero terrorists

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old bill - rockin the house.....

The police actually do an excellent job....

here are two other examples in today's news:



top stuff! well done boys!

Fruitcake profs demand strict curbs on killer robots

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US drone bombardments...........

"US drone bombardments in Afghanistan and Pakistan will cease (and be replaced no doubt by hugely bloodier and more destructive strikes from manned bombers)."

sorry, can someone remind me why we're bombing these places at all???

perhaps a better idea might be not to bomb people without good (some/any) cause..?

or is not bombing completely unthinkable these days?


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