* Posts by Pedigree-Pete

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Re: Police Scotland = Morons with time on their hands

@AC Ref: Sassenachs. I think you'll find the residents of parts north of Perth and beyond would classify the residents of Grangemouth and Falkirk as Sassenachs too.

If it was a poke at the Engish then it's an own goal. PP

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Essex drone snapper dealt with by police for steamy train photos

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Tornado by Drone

@Dan55. Thanks for posting that link. Great view and good steady camera work. Though I doubt he got within the 150mtrs specified by the 2016 act so no harm done. :)

But have one on me for the post >>

EDIT> Having been pointed to Article 95 I see my error. He was also nowhere near 50mtrs of the "vehicle".

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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Re: Bill Murray

Where is Les Dawson when you need him....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuFy3iCZ3x8

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SCARY SPICE: Pumpkin air freshener sparks school evacuation

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Re; Spudly pun.

Where's the "groan" icon? PP

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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Re: Uh, guys...

Oi! Don't dis the A30. I learnt to drive in one of those. PP

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Re: Vehicle being carried off by snakes

@Stoneshop. I was going to post "Not in Ireland" but is seems our cousins over the small pond have better graphics than us.

http://www.drivingtesttips.ie/Warning-Traffic-Signs.php. PP

>> Friday and ref Irelend (Guinness icon req (other dark beers are available)) so double whammy.

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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RE; 50p handlinfg fee.

@ Loyal Commenter. Can't upvote you enough. Our local Vue does this when we pre-book using our credit/debit card. I'm inclined to turn up after the rush has died down and use their on site staff to sell me tickets with no fee. Why don't they realise we are saving them money/resources by buying online. PP

PS; Why does this .co.uk web site on my UK English Win10 machine highlight "realise" as a miss-spell?!?

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Re; T16 is a legend..

Good for bullseyeing Wamprats but apparently not worth anything since the new model came out. PP

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NASA tests supersonic parachute, to help us land on Mars

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wrong atmospheric density

Sorry it's Friday and it put me in mind of this....

"Indicate the way to my abode...I'm fatigued and I want to rest my cranium hic..oh I had a little beverage 60 minutes ago and it's gone straight to the UPPER PORTIONS OF MY BRAIN..wherever I perambulate hic..over land or sea or atmospheric density hicx..you'll always hear me crooning hic ..this lullaby indicate the way to my aboooooooooode" I thank you hic. PP

I will get my coat but only 1 icon for this.. Happy weekend Commentariat.

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Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers

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Re: > hear about ... problem ... didn't affect anyone

We have a cloud supplier who has a global presence. As Admin on services we sell on that platform I get 6 emails from them whenever an "issue threshold" is breached. For clarity I'm in the UK.

1/ There have been reports of issues with X in Shanghai/Hong Kong.

2/ We're investigating issues with x in Shanghai/Hong Kong.

3/ We have identified a probable cause and applied a fix for x in Shanghai/Hong Kong.

4/ We're monitoring x in Shanghai/Hong Kong.

5/ No further incidences of x have occurred in Shanghai/Hong Kong or anywhere else.

6/ Issue is now resolved.

Naturally, I shrug and go ho hum, but should one of our users call and say I'm trying to do x with Shanghai/Hong Kong here in the trenches I can say I know and it's being worked on. In my experience emails 1-6 rarely take more than 45 mins.

All cloud providers have outages somewhere in the services they provide. It's how you communicate that down the channel that counts.

I'm sure you've all had outages and been unable to make progress on investigating and fixing because your colleagues/customers keep ringing to tell you, you have an outage. :(

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Re: Cost a pretty penny

@Swarthy. Can't upvote you enough for that. You owe me a new keyboard but I only have 1 icon choice so Cheers to Friday Eve. PP

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Re: The insane thing about it is...

I'm sort of with Christian Berger on this.

It depends on your use case, If it's just a family server(s), even tho' I'm no IT bod, I'd do it in house.

A few hours/days of inconvenience isn't a biggie.

If you're a very small SME then you could get away with it with a off site cloudy email and backup and a decent landline/mobile backup.

I think you see where I'm going.

@garetht t, you are, of course, spot on too for many use cases. PP

ICON> If you need resilience an guaranteed uptime and it doesn't work.

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Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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Re: Direct link to Deity

@AC @Pollick. Amen to that. PP

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Developers' timezone fail woke half of New Zealand

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Re: Aukward moment

That's why any device I come into contact with is immediately set to 24hr time.12r is just begging for those kinds of errors. Currently 15:32z. PP

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ISIS and Jack Daniel's: One of these things is not like the other

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Re: ha

Is this "Steisandism" or a punt to get a free case of JD? It was a private letter, he publicised it. PP

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Thomas the Tank Engine lobotomised by fat (remote) controller

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Expensive importing goods to the area.....

....Genuine question. Once these enormous trains have made their destination, smelting plant, port etc, I assume they have to go back to get more. Loaded with what? Building materials for more homes perchance or more booze an gals? (Not sure the gals will enjoy the ride tho').PP

Icon>Paris because it has a question mark and we'll think of the gals.

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Pumpkin bumpkins battle, 800kg monstrosity wins

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Germany....

Now that article just reinforces my desire to visit Germany for a holiday (vacation). Always had a great time visiting briefly for work. Apparently, they say Germans have no sense of humour. I beg to differ even tho' Ich spreche kein deutsch. PP

>As per drand Icon stereotype.

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Musk: Come ride my Big F**king Rocket to Mars

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Re: ledswinger

@ Flock Kroes. That's OK. I can give ledswinger 1 too. Beers all round. PP

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Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

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Re: FFS it's not as if Bezos pulled the name out of thin air.

If you're looking for names at the top of the alphabet I hear Aardvark and Aardwolf are the 1st "proper" words in the OED and you get to have a cuddly mascot like that company does with Meerkats. PP

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NASA, Roscosmos: We're building a lunar space station!

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Re: I want..

@Pete4000uk

I'm too old to be classified a child but I still look up in awe when the ISS goes by. Always toast them with one of these >PP

Have an upvote Pete.

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Moon....

that's no moon, it's a space station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVekNsgUqn4

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IKEA flat-packs TaskRabbit to crack assembly code

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Re: Skillz.

@Prst. V.Jeltz

Can you add "Putting stuff in the dishwasher" to that anti millennial rant pls. PP

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Simple solution

@Voyna i Mor

Here's a thought. Dispense with the going up and coming down stuff (the difficult/expensive/dangerous bit) and create a carriage that runs on tracks and can travel 400-500 MPH. You wouldn't even need to carry 75t of battery as the power could be run above the track. PP

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My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

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Re: WP

Personally, for work, I loved me . Blackberry. Sigh. PP

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Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

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Re: Life... Or"intelligent" life? Not the same thing.

@Stanislaw. If you can get away with just mucking about in the water, all the time, I'd call that very intelligent. :) PP

Serious question tho'. Don't Octopus qualify as intelligent too?

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Boeing slams $2m on the desk, bellows: Now where's my jetpack?

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Re: Already done? Yves Rossy

...Brave but quite barking. Shame he's not English. He'd fit right in. PP

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Re: Raspberry @ Lee D

Ah! The Phantom is brought back to mind. RIP Ronnies. PP

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwij8KL70sDWAhVEZVAKHeDpAn4QtwIILDAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOwaEPTSRcSw&usg=AFQjCNG_8arE6dtsacNn9I7tUIjicRiFLQ

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Accepting missions where you have no clue where you're going or who you're meeting...

I learnt years ago to refuse missions where the target was improperly identified, uncontactable or simply unqualified.

REQUIRED: Post (ZIP) Code, name ideally title, landline and mobile (cellphone) number. Oh! and in this marvelous brave new internet world Google (or whatever) the company and the location at least the night before.

Wanders off muttering something about a mix up between the University of Essex and the Universitry of Exeter.......PP

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Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

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Re: the RESET key was an Apple idea!

I regularly accidentally hit keys that do weird stuff like put browsers into full screen and launch an HTML editor of the page I'm looking at. You'd have to be pretty thick to accidentally hit CTRL-ALT-Del.

I can't find a keyboard old enough but I'm pretty sure there was a Sys Req or Break key on keyboards of old. PP

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NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit

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Re: "British science" officer.......

Because there was not a convenient, suitably qualified Vulcan available natch....PP

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Essential's Rubin coy on mysterious Plan to Take Over the Universe

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Try to take over the world.

I think I know which one is The Brain but which of the other 2 is Pinky?

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/ca/ca1e82814fbabf4703590d43509c7f4c2c1ce2403a1e634162043cef0a894c7f.jpg

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Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

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Who the f*ck is Alice? PP

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Stuff the movement of celestial spheres, let's sit down and watch Bonnie Tyler on TV

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Re: Disco still sucks.

Just ask Mark Watney....PP

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Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers

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Re: "who is this? what is your operating number?"

.....just don't follow it up with "boring conversation anyway" and blaster the phone. PP

> 'coz Friday.

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Futuristic driverless car technology to be trialled on... oh, a Ford Mondeo

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Re: Testing in Oxford

The "magic" roundabout is just down the road in Swindon. (No, not those slightly magic jobs in Hemel and High Wycombe). I know a few experienced drivers who won't take that on. PP

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Re: BMW Indicators...

Ah! It's not just me and Mrs Pedigree who notice this. Quite common on some Audis and Merc too. PP

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Cortina>Sierra...

Did we not nearly lose Neil Kinnock in an accident involving an early Sierra on the M4 near J12 in July 1983. Allegedly down to "a bit of a crosswind". PP

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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Re: Personally

TBH, Virgins EPGs aren't much better. PP

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Can GCHQ order techies to work as govt snoops? Experts fear: 'Yes'

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Re: FFS!

@Lee. " look more cleverer" You owe me a new keyboard. Almost as good as an ex-colleague who intentionally used much more cleaverer and much more betterer coz he know it niggled.

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We all deserve a break. Pack your bags. Four Earth-like worlds found around nearby Tau Ceti

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Light speed or lack of it......

A bit of simple googling and some wiki stuff reveals 1 LY = roughly 20,000 years at todays speeds.

Launched in 1977 Voyager One is now at a light distance of 17 hours and 24 minutes. PP

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New Amiga to go on sale in late 2017

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Awesomely flexible M68000

IIRC Hercules used one of that family in their TIGA graphics boards for PC ISA/VESA/MC. Bit of a Cuckoo in the PCs of the era as it outperformed any x86 bringing 24/32 bit colour to the Windows world.

One of their cards had 4MB VRAM and optional 8 to 40MB of DRAM. PP

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: Tebay Services

Regular winner of various categories of best in UK. Our regular 1st stop betwixt West Berkshire and Perthshire. Cumberland Sausage, mash and gravy. Excellent and as an OP said would put many restaurants to shame. PP

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Re; Once burned....

@ChrisG, you'll already know not to put tomato in a Cheese Toastie, Breville or not.

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Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

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Signals.

@wyatt. He can't have been proper Royal Signals. You need a Sig to get the job done proper. PP

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Why do you cry when chopping onions? No, it's not crippling anxiety, it's this weird chemical

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Re: Mandolin...

..thank you Commentariat. I now have Rod Stewarts Maggie May rattling around in my head. Hey Ho. Could be worse. PP

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Re: OK - here we go

@discustedoftunbridgewells.

I thought pigs in blankets was a leftpondian reference.

We call them kilted sausages. PP

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Baked Beans...

"Hash browns are an abomination from a former colony that has lost the plot."

So are baked beans and as such do not belong on a Full English. PP

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Bubble and Squeak....

Oh how did we forget bubble and squeak, topped with a nice fried egg. MMmmmmmmmmm. PP

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Re: Proper Full English

Have an upvote. I missed out Tinned Plum Tomatoes. A must on my breakfast plate. PP

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Re: Proper Full English

@ The Bishop. Not far off. Fried bread OK, but toast will do. Baked Beans, when did that become part of a Full English. Tomato Ketchup, maybe but HP Sauce it should be even tho' it features the Houses of Parliament on the bottle but is made by Danone (French;Tsk). You've got fried tomatoes.

Egg, yes, soft yolk, firm white. Sausage, there are so many to choose from but for an "English" breakfast Cumberland is not a bad choice. Perhaps for our Welsh, Scottish and Irish friends you may consider Lambs sausages, Square sausage and Soda bread. Perhaps 3 new threads on the Full Scottish, Full Welsh and the irreplaceable Ulster Fry. PP

ICON>>> Beer is not just for breakfast, you can have it all day if you like. :)

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