* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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'Occult' text from Buffy The Vampire Slayer ep actually just story about new bus lane in Dublin

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No, a simple matter of spelling.

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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Re: @ Bush Rat ...But Background Checks Don't Work!

You could also say that gun sales to criminals are not taxed.

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams

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Re: ZpulNg

Yup, and harpooning is spear phishing aimed at the Whales such as C-level execs.

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Pint

Re: That's how evolution works

Yes, just compare Paris Hilton with Bear Grylls.

Pint but its not beer...

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Re: Perhaps

Then give it the beer and a kebab first.

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Love the clickbait implied in supporting letting them die out.

I can hear the SJWs screaming - or should that be PJWs?

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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Re: Likely to be useful

And also safe from reaching you intended destination.

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"(2)In this section “record” includes a photographic or electronic record."

Ah still in the mid 20th Century for language.

It would be far clearer and encompassing if it stated in human or machine readable format.

As it stands I think my copy of Jolly Rogers Cookbook is exempt as it is a magnetic record (3.5" floppy).

Being a tabletop gamer should be a reasonable excuse for pretty much research into anything, from improvised explosives to PsyOps. Hell, how to make ANFO or thermite is on Wikipedia.

British and US militaries' drone swarm hackathon definitely isn't about army tech

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Mushroom

Forget the bombs- just attach low power* red laser pointers and dazzle the opposition. Its hard to shoot back if you can't see (temporarily).

Plus one of those lasers "might" be the designator, keep the oppos occupied swatting the drones whilst the JDAM makes its way from 10Km.

* low power as its not meant to blind permanently... It is prohibited to employ laser weapons specifically designed, as their sole combat function or as one of their combat functions, to cause permanent blindness to unenhanced vision...**

** Yeah, I know... Wikipedia is not a credible source - but this not an academic paper and I am lazy.

Pants-purveyor in plea for popularity: It's not just any pork push... it's an M&S 'love sausage'

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Re: missed opportunity

bollocks to it.

Crypto exchange in court: It owes $190m to netizens after founder 'dies without telling anyone vault passwords'

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Re: Bullshit

A downvote for that?

Seriously?

For a change I am not trying to piss people off (it is a good way of keeping score though!).

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Holmes

@AC

You missed greed.

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Re: Bullshit

Agreed, I have the other digestive CD - Coeliac (Fully managed by diet- TTGA assay <1.2 on diagnosis it was 97)

The best thing about it - it's not Crohns.

Website programming? Pffft, so 2011. Python's main squeeze is now data science, apparently

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More of a colander I thought.

Jammy dodgers: Boffin warns of auto autos congesting cities to avoid parking fees

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"...complete lack of wind this last 7 or so days..."

Must be a fluke, that could never happen most winters...

Wait, what?

It's Shodan embarrassing: Red-faced Rubrik blames public-facing DB on developer ballsup

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Unhappy

Disappointed

Was hoping for some link to System Shock given the mention of Shodan.

Haaaaaccccckkker?

I studied hard, I trained for years. Yay, now I'm an astronaut in space. Argggh, leukemia!

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"...just accept the increase in mutations in ourselves and our biosphere."

You mean the sort of mutations that allowed us to crawl out of the oceans and bang the rocks together?

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know

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"...a drug-crazed troupe of uncharacteristically violent Morris dancers."

The Stick and Bucket dance?

The outfit where the NHS England Digital boss is headed? Turns out their code is 'not technically suitable' for the £6.4m NHS App

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" Without it, the current crop of GP-friendly apps have little access to NHS patient records."

Sounds secure to me.

Trebles all round!

The lighter side of HMRC: We want your money, but we also want to make you laugh

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Facepalm

Re: re: The beatings will continue until moral improves.

This is now flogging a dead horse...

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

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But what do they taste like?

I used to be a dull John Doe. Thanks to Huawei, I'm now James Bond!

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Re: national security but without explaining what

For the last 18 years I have been a 12 year old girl from Uzbekistan called Asdf Qwer.

That's the true secret to immortality, I will remain 12 years old for ever!

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt

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Re: "Statistically, it is insignificant, given the population size..."

Statistics does not work that way. As with all science the point is you prove your case, showing how you came to the conclusion, you don't hide and obfuscate your assumptions so no one else can duplicate/test your results.

For example: If HADCRU hadn't made such a pigs ear of the climate change data and actually logged how the data had been treat or how the models had been refined perhaps there would be fewer climate deniers or arguments over whether the data had been "massaged" to give the consensus, but I digress.

"the root cause of the Uk's perceived problems with the EU are to be found in Westminster (something N.Farage and I agree on)"

That I agree with. UKgov, of both blue and red persuasions, has used the EU as an excuse to ignore the wishes of the electorate (Sorry it's the EU, our hands are tied!) so when they eventually gave the public the choice, of course there was an up swell for leave. The EUs behaviour in respect of the Ireland referendum didn't do it any favours either.

I think a proportion of the leavers is down to giving parliament a slap for not actually representing the interests of the constituents.

Personally, I think the EU will collapse in on itself within 10 years and do not want to be under the rubble when it falls, Italy's populists, the yellow vests in France, Germany's far right, they are all signs we need to get out from under this edifice before it is too late.

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Headmaster

Re: "Statistically, it is insignificant, given the population size..."

So you pulled the statistically insignificant out of your arse?

ok.

Actually no it isn't.

If you claim it is statistically significant/insignificant you need to back it up with actual statistical analysis, otherwise it is just another way of whining it did not go your way.

And because XKCD

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Devil

Re: How long until the new referendum will be called?

Ok, consider this.

Another referendum, with the options Deal, No Deal and Remain. Single transferable vote.

Hardcore remainers: do you vote only remain? or do you list Deal as your second choice as a way to avoid No deal?

Leavers: do you select only your flavour of Brexit or do you take the lesser of 2 evils (No Deal/Deal, Deal/ No Deal, Deal/Remain)?

Hell, there could be people who would vote anything but that deal (No Deal/Remain, Remain/No Deal).

So how do you vote? Do you stick by your principles or do you select the least worst alternative for your 2nd choice?

Your second choice may be all that stands between you and your nightmare.

I'll let you all sleep on that...

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Mushroom

You are probably right, the EU will cave in under its other problems before we get clear of the rubble.

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"Yes, but what do you think will replace it?"

No matter what it is - it won't be UKIP :D

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Re: How long until the new referendum will be called?

I would place money on 60/40 for Leave with 75% turn out.

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"Statistically, it is insignificant, given the population size..."

Please show your workings and assumptions.

By my reckoning 1.2m is just shy of 2% (1.83%) of the population in 2016 (65.64m from websearch)

So I would say that was significant at the 1% level (P>0.01).

If you take it on the population who voted it rises to closer to 4%.

Ok my back of a fag packet analysis may be wrong - but at least there is some analysis to support my argument.

Happy new year, readers. Yes, we have threaded comments, an image-lite mode, and more...

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Re: Width

Maybe a few more than 30...

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Re: Width

at about 3mm (on a 22" widescreen) we should find out in about another 20-30 replies to this thread...

Waiting for the first Threadnaught of the new year...

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Trollface

Re: Width

What happens

when the

replies

get

deep enough?

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters

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Headmaster

a few misspelled words here and there are one thing

Nope.

I'm willing to not see any email with any spelling errors.

In fact, I would accept the spam filter taking out the emails that fail a grammar check.

Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

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Devil

"I don't know if anyone's checked your BT router for such bugs."

I'm sure the Black Hats (TM) have.

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

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Thumb Up

Re: Fake News!

Stop being faecetious (spelling deliberate)

Boffins build blazing battery bonfire

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Boffin

re: 2) Nuclear folk are required to buy third party insurance for the nuclear risks

Nuclear Pools Limited

Insurance as a levy of part of the electricity cost?

Fair enough, count me in.

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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Boffin

Re: Which is better?

Upvote for more like a steak.

Almost a downvote for soft white bap.

The perfect bacon sandwich is a couple of bacon slices/steaks between two gammon rounds.

Tumblr resorts to AI in attempt to scrub itself clean from filth

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Trollface

It's a trap!

pass the mind bleach.

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" who liked David Bowie before the BBC banned Space Oddity?"

Nope, preferred Funky Moped.

As Jasper Carrott himself said:

"Why's it banned? Cos it's crap!"

Check your repos... Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM lib (2m downloads per week)

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Holmes

developers have only themselves to blame for trusting code that comes with no guarantees.

I think that line says it all.

Doctors join wombats in sh!tting bricks to help parents relax about kids chowing down on Lego

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Re: Won't somebody think of the turtles?

Are you certain Tortoise head isn't more appropriate?

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Gimp

"...searching through faecal matter.."

"...tongue in cheek"

Two phrases I never want to see in close proximity again...

1,700 lucky Brit kids to visit Apple Stores for 'Year of Engineering'

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Unhappy

Re: "I don't think you are doing it right ... "

That's a given.

But I was hoping it was official ...

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@Michael Habel

Don't blame me for the downvotes - I can see the Joke Alert icon.

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"...trying to work out what the Year of Engineering actually is"

Still disappointed the year of the pig wasn't 365 days of bacon fuelled bliss.

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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Re: "Head on a pike"

Just need to make the board, personally and jointly liable for fines equal to a proportion of the company fine, so fine the company €100m and each director €10m. Fines are not normally expensable - as it encourages the board to behave legally/ethically if they have to pay for their misdemeanors personally.

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Facepalm

"If Office programs are well-structured code"

Yeah, how likely is that?

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

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Headmaster

Choice of implant location?

under the finger nail, middle finger please.

..|.

Another 3D printer? Oh, stop it, you're killing us. Perhaps literally: Fears over ultrafine dust

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Mushroom

"Lots of things are dangerous if you use them incorrectly."

However they are usually a lot more fun used incorrectly.

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