* Posts by Fink-Nottle

764 posts • joined 5 Apr 2012

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

Fink-Nottle
Pint

Re: Talent

Norton? Lineker?

Come on, everyone knows the BBC's real talent commentates on Test Match Special.

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Eggheads identify the last animal that will survive on Earth until the Sun dies

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Re: Tardigrades will Inherit the Earth

Hey ... that video shows the same school of sign language as the guy that did the Mandela funeral.

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Re: Instant space travel

> the universe is infinite, then we can assume every possible arrangement of mass, energy, and thus information actually exists.

Whenever I feel sad, I take solace in the fact that somewhere in the multiverse a planet populated entirely with Jeremy Clarksons has just been vaporised by a Death Star.

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: "Whyte has since been charged with assault, possession of marijuana"

the spice must flow ...

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One thought equivalent to less than a single proton in mass

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Coat

Re: Well given that said columns are basically a vacuum

Of course the standing of a column is in direct proportion to the number of potential speaking engagements it engenders - that is, it has a height equivalent to the theoretical plate.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

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Re: Venus is too nasty, Mercury too hot and the moons of Jupiter or Saturn too distant.

> Yebbut, how nasty does Musk think Earth will get to ever make Mars preferable?

Never underestimate the power of advertising:

"A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure.

A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure.

A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to..."

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

Fink-Nottle

> This isn't correct, you can't watch a TV broadcast, but you CAN use streaming services to watch pre-recorded and live television - as long as it isn't the BBC.

You've been misinformed.

You need a TV licence to legally watch any form of broadcast telecommunications. Live streaming is considered a form telecommunications broadcast so you need a TV licence to watch a live stream.

With on-demand services OTOH, content is not broadcast to multiple recipients,so this method of content delivery falls out with the TV licensing law's definition of 'broadcast'.

This is explained at same source you quoted.

( http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ95 ) :

( http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/Live-TV-and-how-you-watch-it )

"Live TV means any programme you watch or record at the same time as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service."

"If you’re watching live TV, you need to be covered by a TV Licence:

- if you’re watching on TV or on an online TV service

- for all channels, not just the BBC

- to watch satellite or online programmes shown live from outside the UK or Channel Islands."

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> Meanwhile I can watch RT news, free online 24/7 which is considerably less bias. I can even watch Sky news for free without needing a licence.

As pointed out earlier in the discussion, you need a licence to watch ANY programming that is broadcast live ANYWHERE in the world. This means RT News, Sky news are not free. In fact, even content like Twitch or YouTube live streaming can be construed as live broadcasts and require a TV licence to watch legally in the UK.

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Re: Speaking from NZ

> (BTW, what/who is a 'Saffer'? Not heard that term before)

A Saffer is a person congenitally incapable of running between the wickets.

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Auntie sh!tcans BBC Store after 18 months

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Black Helicopters

Re: why do I need to login to prove I have a TV license?

> Same reason you still need a TV licence if you have a device capable of receiving OTA TV broadcasts even if you never plug the thing into an aerial/STB-connected-to-aerial-or-TVOIP-feed.

> I have 3 TVs in my house and no licence

My fear is that the Capita goons are not beyond attempting to use the same 'device capable of receiving' argument.

Hence I pre-emptively filled the terrestrial arial and cable connectors of my TV with Sugru so there can be no doubt that the device cannot be used for licensable activity.

An ounce of prevention, etc ...

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EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules

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Unhappy

Re: I hate mayonnaise with a passion

i've never been to County Mayo, but I once worked with a lad from Dublin and I didn't care much for him.

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

Fink-Nottle

Re: "users (Sheeple) are lapping up this connected IOT requiring external servers"

> Just like I have blacklisted Amazon's Kindle because Amazon has the power to remove a book that customer's paid for without the customer's consent.

I learned my lesson with Adobe's e-book store that simply 'lost' my customer ID depriving me of every book i'd purchased with them.

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Point-and-pwn tool for posers dumbs down ransomware spreading

Fink-Nottle

> I'm Guybrush Threepwood, mighty hacker

Blandings has broadband?

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'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

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Re: Tablets

Kids today ... huh.

I remember the frustration of owning an HP iPAQ hx4700. In those days I dreamed of a touchscreen device the size of a DVD case.

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Face down in a Shoreditch gutter: Attack of the kickstarting hipster

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> poked himself to death trying to locate 17 subcutanous restart buttons.

Is that what they mean by tapping Trump Tower?

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More Brits' IDs stolen than ever before

Fink-Nottle

Re: Mitchell&Webb "identity theft"

> Darn it, why do I only have a single upvote!

Hmmm ... would a long-time poster complaining about a lack of upvotes on elReg? Sounds fishy to me. How do we know it's you and not some imposter?

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If fast radio bursts really are revving up interstellar sailcraft, here's the maths

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Re: Pointing problem

Nevertheless, the paper suggests the sweep time is consistent with orbital motion of the beamer footprint. Indeed, the authors propose the silhouette of the lightsail could be detectable from interference patterns within the beam. The implication is clearly that we're catching glimpses of the beam 'at work' rather than shifting between targets.

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Fink-Nottle

Re: Pointing problem

As I understand it, the FRB's remain static while we* sweep through the beam's path.

*Inhabitants of the Milky Way Galaxy

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Facepalm

Re: I'm worried they'll outlaw greengrocers...

> At least the greengrocer's apostrophe seems at home.

Dear Mrs Trellis,

I think what you mean is the greengrocers' apostrophe. Plural, not singular.

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Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

Fink-Nottle

Gary Lineker

Crikey, I hope the debate doesn't go to penalties ...

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Japan's terrifying techno-toilets will be made foreigner friendly, vow makers

Fink-Nottle

Stopping function

... is apparently the act of putting a square peg in a round hole.

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View from a Reg reader: My take on the Basic Income

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Thumb Up

Amendment

An extra fiver to your weekly UBI for each of your posts on t'internet that garner 50 up-votes.

Contribute to the circenses, earn more panem.

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Stupid law of the week: South Carolina wants anti-porno chips in PCs that cost $20 to disable

Fink-Nottle

> (a movie were sex is not the sailing point)

''Celibate Werewolves of the Caribbean", I loved that movie!

♫♩ Where can you find pleasure,

search the world for treasure

learn science technology? ♬♩

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Google found a way to go after 400 MEELLION new users this week

Fink-Nottle

Call Centre Reflex

'Allo Google, how may I help you today?

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

Fink-Nottle

Summer must fall.

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

Fink-Nottle

Re: Just the usual ignorance on display

> Your statement shows that you don't understand the YEC (Young Earth Creationist) position at all.

You can roll a turd in glitter, but it remains a turd.

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Space crap: Flap, zap or strap? $30k from NASA for your pooper scooper

Fink-Nottle

Re: Complicated problem...

// Hows Wooster?

Bertie informs me that no gentlemen worth his s. would consider his morning ablutions complete until his man produced a cup of soothing Oolong.

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Re: Complicated problem...

> Humans are really not well designed for space travel, are we?

We just have incomparable ports ...

If I was in charge, I'd require spacefarers to undergo surgery to fit fitting a couple well designed stoma that can connect to a standardised waste disposal / recycling system.

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

Fink-Nottle

Re: Translation

> once you go auto bidet toilet with warmed seat you never want to go back.

(not the down voter)

In my last new-build house the plumber managed to swap the hot and cold feeds. Warm water in the loo cistern is quite pleasant - the scalding hot second flush, not so much.

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Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro

Fink-Nottle

There's nobody newter than me!

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Mark Zuckerberg is dead – Facebook confirmed

Fink-Nottle

First we had Dead Steve Jobs, now Zombie Zuckerberg ... where's Rick Grimes when you need him.

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

Fink-Nottle

Anything flown by James Bigglesworth ...

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I've arrived on Mars. Argggh, my back!

Fink-Nottle

Re: Extremely fascinating

I'd advise not opening the pages too widely.

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Student software finds new Minor Planet found way out beyond Pluto

Fink-Nottle

Re: Trump visit?

You'd really have to call it Sphinx (or some other mythical pussy) in order to catch Trump's attention.

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Paris Hilton

That's weird, duuuuude!

> the Pixel cases that Google displayed on the wall of one of the booths all had a round hole in the back. Why?

Why indeed? And why does the position of the hole match the position of the fingerprint reader?

For me, the hardware is secondary to Google's baked-in software and so a more sensible question would be - why did nobody think to ask how long Google will provide software updates for the device?

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Source code unleashed for junk-blasting Internet of Things botnet

Fink-Nottle

We can see you DDOS

And we can see you, hardcore Double DOS fanboys ... multitasking in the 80's was such fun!

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A year living with the Nexus 5X – the good, the bad, and the Nougat

Fink-Nottle

I need a bigger default font.

I was getting excited about "a thin layer of material that repels farts and water".

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Ex-army sergeant pleads guilty to using private browsing mode

Fink-Nottle

Re: Attire

I'd say his clothing is newsworthy as it reflects his attitude to the court.

As an ex-military man, he would be aware of the importance authority places on spit 'n polish as well as general demeanour. Wearing formal clothing and standing upright in the dock could influence the judge when it comes to sentencing.

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Dublin shopkeeper catches forecourt fouler with his pants down

Fink-Nottle

Jy mag nie só oor Nkandla praat nie.

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Fink-Nottle
IT Angle

It's a Dublin thing.

For example, U2 keep leaving unwanted shite in my iTunes directory.

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USB-C is now wired for sound, just like Sir Cliff Richard

Fink-Nottle

Re: I wonder how does electrocution through your ears feel like

Ask Cliff ... how do you think they keep re-animating him?

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Disney rollercoaster helps pop out kidney stones

Fink-Nottle

Re: Horrible fascination

> Can anyone tell us what it feels like?

This is the internet. Look hard enough and you're bound to find any number of fetish sites dedicated to the recreational kidney stone experience - no doubt with detailed instructions on how to keep the same one going 'up and down the tubes'.

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BBC to demand logins for iPlayer in early 2017

Fink-Nottle

Radio too?

It will be interesting to see if the same login scheme is implemented on iPlayer Radio.

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Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas

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Re: Is there an antidote?

The only sure way is to suck out the poison from the affected area ...

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Apple iPhone 7 launch hysteria? Not in Viking land

Fink-Nottle

No crowds ...

did they look behind the arras?

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2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

Fink-Nottle

Re: There is a simpler explanation

Conteporary writings describe the device as "amazing", "inspiring" and "beautifully responsive"; the shipwreck was clearly a result of a user holding it wrong.

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Non-doms pay 10 times more in income tax than average taxpayer group

Fink-Nottle

Re: Fuck the poor then

> I think you confuse poor working people with benefits scroungers.

I think you confuse benefits scroungers with welfare recipients, the vast majority of whom are either willing or unable to work.

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