* Posts by squigbobble

321 posts • joined 15 Mar 2012


Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?


Re: Get thee back to reddit

Well, I was optimistic.


Re: Newbs

In case you haven't guessed, they've all come from Reddit, Iron Bones' pretentious argument style is a dead giveaway for that. The posts about this article have dropped off the front page of r/PewdiepieSubmissions so we won't see any more of them. It was all blatant karmawhoring anyway, just people playing to Pewds' subreddit userbase for virtual pats on the back-



Iron Bones is most likely nanisk, as they posted a screenshot of their comment and invited a raid for the aforementioned virtual backpats- https://www.reddit.com/r/PewdiepieSubmissions/comments/a243at/please_go_help_our_fellow_9_yo_defend_felix/

Considering that the sub has 3/4 of a million subscribers and 10,000+ online, it's a pathetic raid. Having to create an account probably put off a few people.


Get thee back to reddit

This article's dropped off the first page of r/PewdiepieSubmissions/ so the whiteknighting will have stopped now. 3/4 of a million subscribers to that sub, 10,000+ online and all they could manage was 5 people. A chan raid this was not.

The Iron Bones guy is most likely ninask, as he/she/it went a-karmawhoring back to reddit with a screenshot of their post- https://www.reddit.com/r/PewdiepieSubmissions/comments/a243at/please_go_help_our_fellow_9_yo_defend_felix/


Re: Get me a babysitter

Hi nenask. Only 5 karma for your whiteknighting, were you hoping for more?


Re: Absolute Garbage

I've watched it and it's very slightly better than the crap Team10 (Logan and/or Jake Paul) used to put out, with the significant difference that it's recycling an old meme instead of inadvertently creating one. The whole thing's deliberately low effort... well, I hope it was deliberate.


Slander vs. libel

Google the difference between them.

Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'


Me & a friend separately had different versions of the effects of over-gaming

I got really into Need for Speed: High Stakes while at Uni and, while driving IRL, I caught myself subconsciously reaching for the handbrake as approached a sharp 90 degree bend. In a 1.0 Micra full of students.

My friend's version of this happened after playing Half Life 2 all night and going to work with no sleep; he started hallucinating some of the enemy NPCs on his screen and kept trying to shoot them with the mouse. Afterwards he had absolutely no idea what he'd actually clicked on while doing data entry for a bank.

Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts


Re: Next time: the 8086

That's because they'll be rad-hard CPUs, not the ones you buy from dabs.com.

Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation


Re: Get a grip

Bit difficult to do that with your brain, though.


Re: Good be good, could be bad....

It won't develop properly without the appropriate sensory input, though the deleterious effects will be much greater on a brain that's grown past the foetal stage than one that's only a few weeks old.

Also, this may have 99% of the cell types of a normal brain but how significant are the remaining 1%?

Beaten blokes hate the women who frag them in online games


Re: Depends...on when people noticed the debate...

Dear fucking God, this shit's spread here as well :/

PEAK PLUTO: Stunning mountain ridge snapped by New Horizons craft



Is my vote for the mountains on Pluto.

Forget Nokia: Finland's promising future is to be server central


Re: Iceland Is Another Country

The fish is nice. The Tri Franskur (I might've misremembered that) restaurant still serves whale, owing to the owner buying 2 tonnes of it just before whaling was banned. I should've tried puffin the last time I was there but it didn't occur to me till afterwards.

There's also plenty of vacant buildings left over from the boom.

THEY WANTED OUR WOMEN: Neanderthals lusted after modern humans


Re: Were Neanderthals really stupid?

A few other things I gleamed from a documentary about them (so decreasing the credibility) was they lacked the ability to verbalise as well as sapiens (they couldn't produce the same range of sounds) giving them inferior communication abilities and didn't organise themselves into groups as large as human ones. They had much bigger occipital lobes than humans so they're presumed to have better eyesight, though that seems like a bit of a phrenological conclusion.

Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed


mgp vs gph

My parents last 2 Fords (Focus & B-Max) all switched to gph on the instantaneous fuel consumption display when the car was stationary. From this I learned that Ford auto boxes waste 2x as much fuel when you're stationary and idling in D as they do in N.

Chips can kill: Official


Re: OMG Tasty foodz can killz you

He has mousey hair but no. No oblique Nazi references, I'm afraid.


Re: OMG Tasty foodz can killz you

Valar Dohaelis.

My friend in naming his currently unborn daughter Arya... better than Khaleesi, at least, or Sansa*



Anyone remember the last time?

When some goof found that acrylamide was poisoning cattle and decided to ring all the church bells. Shortly after someone found that humans can tolerate a much higher concentration (I think it was orders of magnitude) of acrylamides in our food, probably because we've been cooking it for so long.

Chlorine gas horror leak at Apple data center puts five in hospital


Re: I hope

Add gaseous ammonia to that list; as soon as it touches a wet part of you it hydrolyses to ammonium hydroxide. It'll kill you in under a minute by stripping the flesh out of your lungs. It's also a lot easier to get hold of and store than fluorine.

Then there's NOx where you can get a fatal exposure and not even notice till 8 hours afterwards.

Sex disease surge in US state partly blamed on hook-up apps



...oral herpes, oral gonorrhoea, HPV-induced oral cancer...

Heroic German rozzers rescue innocent lamb from sordid brothel


Nutritional needs unmet

The brothel had the wrong type of grass.

Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'


Re: I've told my wife this thousands of times

That works both ways round. I bought a monitor from amazon.es 'cos it was cheaper than it was on amazon.co.uk.

Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha


Yay for pants old cars

If you don't have remote central locking, you don't have this problem, though I went as far as buying a car where the central locking is only operated from the driver's door :S

Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL privacy, warn Belgian data cops


FB ads vs. my life

The only thing I've noticed about them is they consistently try to sell me something I've just bought or sold (yes, sold) on eBay.


Stupid skim-reading brain

misread it as "Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL potency"

Hey! Want a FREE TOASTER that makes BITCOIN? What? You DO?


Re: no heating needed

Melted power sockets sounds impressive.


Sold my Antminer S4...

...about a month ago when the weather turned warm enough that I didn't need to heat my flat.

You can't keep a Secret and nor can anyone else: the app is closing


Re: reductio ad hitlerum

Probably, I stumbled on that term in the encyclopaedia dramatica.


reductio ad hitlerum

Obliges the fifty Hitler post, or it would if I could post images.

Tinder Plus charges oldies MORE to ogle young hotties' pics


User base engineering

They're just trying to skew their userbase a bit more towards teh yoof.

Bank of England could mint own brand of Bitcoin


Instead of the usual borderline/actual fraud...

...perped by the financial institutions we'll have them locked in an ASIC arms race trying to do a 51% attack.

Interstellar sci-fi WORMS its way into spinning black hole science FACT


Re: Can't be right

Certainly not the x-ray dose you'd get from the accretion disk.

Elon Musk's Tesla set to unveil home storage battery


Re: I've already got the system beat.

You have a house with 2 grid/mains connections?!

Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE


Re: "nor is it particularly compact..."

On the plus side I can work out how much space it'll take up by putting my fist in my pocket, it's about the same cross-section.

Ross Ulbricht, in the library, with the laptop: Silk Road boss found GUILTY of all charges


Re: Picking on the puppet

...and the US didn't have issues like the Jake Walk and spiralling organised crime during prohibition.

But yeah, there's no right answer.

APT devs are LOUSY coders, says Sophos



I assume that's meant to be the highest skill level in that table.

4Chan man Moot logs off as admin for last time


Financial position

4chan has a revenue stream?!


Re: The writing was on the wall....

Thus 8chan was begat.

Also, did anybody else notice the coincidence between encyclopaedia dramatica being shut down and the emergence of Anonymous? It's like a cohort of bellends suddenly had nowt to occupy themselves...

Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'



I remember that appearing on bridges over various roads for years after that game came out.

SpaceX: CATS with FRIKKIN' LASERS to blast off to space station


Re: I'm calling my lawyer...

"What you say?"

Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor


Re: US only?

That's exactly what the Investor State Dispute Settlement chunk of TTIP does.

HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions


No Kleinsteins?

For maximum crockery nerdage. The graduations on them are the best bit.

Lonely this Xmas? Nerds, n00bs and no-hopers' guide to dating apps, Pt.1


Alien dating?

Do they have Trill? Irathians? Castithan?

STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided


Re: Protecting my current TOR client

I've had a PC with a microswitch built into the case that was triggered when you took the side off it, I think it logged an event in the BIOS or somet'. Presumably it's the same sort of thing for a rackserver.

Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency


Re: Efficiency % important for niche applications

Yes but you don't have to buy a new $2.5B plant every year. Assuming a lifespan of 20 years (and also ignoring the ongoing maintenance 'cos I've no idea how expensive that would be, except that it won't be $2.5B/yr) that brings it down $330/ton of avoided CO2 which is still pretty eye watering though it seems to be in the ballpark for the retail price of bulk coal in the UK.

Shhhhh! It's a Swiss Sunday shutdown. Kill the lawnmower, punish the kids with CHEESE


Re: Sunday shutdown...

"armed with M-16s (or similar)"

It'll be a SiG 550, Switzerland's home-grown assault rifle.

Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs


Re: still have a backdoor though right?

"for IOS anyways from what I've read it seems the contents on the phone are encrypted, but contents stored in icloud are not encrypted in the same manor"

Indeed, they're stored in the shooting lodge.

Hominid ancestors beat humans to the drinks cabinet, say boffins


Re: Only the pleasure of eating?

I like milk.

Renewable energy 'simply won't work': Top Google engineers


"solar storage"

Google it. Pretty expensive, though :/


Re: Then we're fucked

The wood fired plants are doing well because it allows them to hit their CO2 targets with minimal changes to the machinery. There isn't enough land mass, let alone arable land, on the planet to provide all of humanity's energy needs via biomass.

Also, photosynthesis is far less efficient at capturing energy than photovoltaics and you have the added inefficiency of converting the heat from burning the plants into electricity.


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