* Posts by Squits

70 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007


A quarter of UK adults to go on child protection database

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£734,500,000 out of nowhere

Nice stealth tax in the middle of it all, with the underlying and overlying facts being another attempt to safeguard children from something that happens, but not regularly enough to justify screening everyone working with kids, even if the theory is there it's implemented wrong.

Optical boffins cut the cost of quantum cryptography

Black Helicopters

What's the point?

Once the technology gets into public hands and costs are negligible we will have to give up the passwords and encryptions to all the world powers when you want to travel or commit a crime (owning Manga)

BOFH: The Batcave


very funny!

haha, laughing out loud, what a bonus.

nice and violent at the end :)

Home Secretary goes crazy on drugs... policy


I've said something about this before.

I was once depressed, doctors pills = bad, you can't enjoy anything, I quit work twice and had nearly ten years off so far through depression.

Things are much better in my head now because of Mary, stopped me drinking myself into an early grave to be honest.

So weed is a bad thing because it saved this life.

/Real life

Sky plays the victim over Ofcom pay TV rights probe


Problem is

That if it gets split as already discussed, how the hell can we watch stuff on both terrestrial, Sky, Setanta AND Virgin? If you're not in a cabled area you can't watch certain games.

I already bitch and complain because I don't have sky sports, so i have to go to the pub, now if it gets split to Virgin as well I simply won't be able to watch certain matches at all.

Down with this kind of thing.

Easy now.

Independent dubs El Reg lesbian


I wouldn't have believed it

But it is Wednesday, and there's an actual link to it on their 'site.

I'm almost speechless as to how terrifyingly amusing this is.

Just, haha, I can't think of it. How is it possible to respond to something that is described as credible without checking it out?

How can anyone fail to possibly spot that this 'site is definitely not a Gay 'site?

Journalism, there is none.

Present company excepted.

/specs 'cos of not actually reading something before reporting.

This DVD will self-destruct in 48 hours


All we need now

Is a dvd reader that is a closed unit, pop the disk in, done. You can take as long as you want.

But as already said, ripping takes no time nowadays, so not even any need for prolonging the discs life.

Videogame retailers support Byron Review, says Byron


Games are not movies.

They are an art form, expressive.

Cut them to shreds with your draconian old ways please.

However, I do agree that they should be tiered correctly, and 18 certificate game should not be given to a child UNLESS you know that child can comfortably cope with the issues at hand, when I watched porn at 15 I didn't immediately go and rape anyone, neither did I kill someone after watching The Terminator at about 13 years old. I wanted to see it, my mates wanted to see, we all loved it.

If an individual already has issues, they're bound for bad things already, don't blame computers (Or VHS)

Brown ignores scientists and pushes pot reclassification



I too have been a smoker for a few years, if anything, starting smoking it almost full time brought me out of the depressive, suicidal few years i'd been having, it lifted my spirits and actually made me enjoy things again, it also made me cut down my alcohol consumption by half, considering that I consume a crate of beer a week now, that obviously cuts down on tax.

I was also on Incapacity benefit, not anymore, I'm actively looking for work now, I want to get back into the swing of things and try to make something of my life.

The problem I have is when the rozzers shut down these factories and local 'dealers' that only deal weed, and then have their own moral code not to sell to X+Y, we end up with sub-standard shit that could potentially kill you (ground glass to up the weight anyone?)

Yes, yes, I know it's illegal and I shouldn't smoke it, but it grows in the ground, mother nature made it and I feel ace when on it. I will not pander to governments will of "NO SMOKING!" nor will I suddenly decide 'I know, I want to get higher than that, where's the heroin?'

For Atuins sake, my life, let me smoke, let me drink, let me eat what I want, I'm here 80 years if I don't get stabbed to death by a hoodie for already looking like a rocker, I'm going to die anyway, let me enjoy my time here you ignorant fascist bastards.

/rant never over on this subject.

Terry Pratchett donates £500k to Alzheimer's charity


I'm in shock

Anyone that can say that £500k is not a lot of money will be the first up against the wall to be shot when the revolution comes.

I would love to say that half a million pounds isn't a lot, except for the fact that if I had £500k I know I could live the rest of my life (I'm 32) very comfortably indeed.

Other than collection tins, I've never given to charity, obviously sponsored walks at school, but I never knew what most of the charities did at that age.

Unless you have the money of Gates/Jobs/Sultan of Brunei you aren't likely to give to EVERY charity, so Human Nature dictates you will only give to the ones that directly affect you or have the soppy begging adverts on tv.

Good luck Terry, may you live in uninteresting times.

Darling budget fails to paint Brown government green


As per usual

We get fucked in the arse with every budget, everything we want that makes life bearable goes up in price and they do nothing about making sure people get higher wages out of the profiteering bastards that run the companies.

Power companies should be made to charge a flat rate, fuck competition, I want cheap stuff.

And balls to the environment, suddenly it's the main thing, why didn't they do something about it 50 years ago, when it might have actually mattered.

The world is done for, this country's shit.


Junkie sues pusher over heart attack

Dead Vulture

Kicked the habit

Addicted at 13, and then clean for eight months before her 20th birthday, so in other words she had been using for six years. Willpower is a wonderful thing, but chemical addiction can overrule it.

I hope she wins, except for the fact that if she does, she's had it, I can see her falling off the wagon suddenly if she gets a windfall out of it.

Public tracks down Gordon Bennett


Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett 36 Newfoundland Brits London Kensington Curator In Civil Services

This is from the 1901 census.

So he must have been born in 1865.

As for the earliest time his name was used in 'that' way, only the great Odin knows.

C&W inks deal with online games firm



I play Space Cowboy Online, we've been wondering what was happening to it for a while, no patches and things... Maybe this is it, new hosting, new servers, new everything..



One plug to rule them all


USB Power

I have something in my hand right now.

It happens to be a standard three pin plug charger with a usb port on it, I got it with a media player I recently purchased.

Provide everyone with one of those too and all sorted on the wall charger front.

PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook



PCWorld Customer Services, My name is Shane, how can I help.

That would have been the end of his problem, if of course I still worked there.. They drove me mad.

I used to work in the Sheffield call centre on the real customer services desk for PCW, not the farty little line you would normally get through on, as the above person said, option 4.

I have shouted at managers before and told them that they ARE going to do this, that and the other, lots of them give in, some don't, then you just tell them to bill customer services for it. Its all bonuses see, that's all they care about, refunds eat into their bonus.

Frankly speaking, I'm glad I got away from there, nothing worse than non-tech-savvy idiots day in day out.. and then there's the customers(boom-boom).

Having to cite the SoGA to managers is stupid, faxing them a highlighted copy of it..

Meh, no wonder I turned to drink.

Sacked PlusNet boss blasts BT sale 'stitch up'


Poor guy

He only made over a million pounds in 6 years, I wish my wages were that low, then maybe I could complain.

No, hang on a minute, I got that wrong, HE COMPLAINS! what does he expect? all these so called managers ever do is have a big dump on the peons, poor, poor Lee. Finally as above, KARMA!

Suck it up you gret puff.

Microsoft Windows patent will spy for advertisers


Trust in Microsoft

Microsoft never get anything wrong, there is no way that this tech could possibly open up your PC to trojans or anything nasty, honest.

The first thing I would do if I knew this was happening on my PC would be to block anything to do with it or just simply crack the software with a patch some enterprising fellow would no doubt make.

Iran's 'Rescue Nuke Scientist' game battles US game studio



The Germans aren't Nazis anymore, yet the UK and USA pump out relentless games based on WWII.

So why can't a game like this make it?

Too here and now?

MPAA unleashes legal eagles on YouTV and Peekvid


When will the MPAA and RIAA realise?

If someone pirates something, it isn't necessarily the case that they would have bought it in the first place?

How many times have you wondered what a single sounds like? You download it, if it's good you will end up buying the single or even the album. If you download a movie that has just come out, the same applies, you won't get a good copy, even if you do, in all likelihood you will go and see it on the big screen if it means that much to you. Games are the same, if you like how it plays, buy it.

There are however certain people, obviously quite a few if it's $7bn they've lost, that don't do that, these are the people that wouldn't buy, rent or watch most of the crap that is generated in the first place, so it isn't actually costing anyone any money.

They can go on about lost revenue until they implode, no matter what, there will always be people that don't want to pay for something and will steal it in one way, but at least they aren't stealing it physically from a shop when it's pirated, that really is lost revenue.

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