* Posts by Dr_N

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Life is... pushing all the right buttons on the wrong remote control

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Grrrr is fine ...

... just as long as Mrs Dabbs doesn't

start doing that French tutting thing.

Scary and annoying.

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Beeb hands £560m IT deal to Atos. Again

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Re: Slightly off topic

Would this "acceptance" occur before or after they send round the heavy squad to pepper-spray and/or taze your during the operation to arrest a clearly violent perp?

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Realistic Brits want at least 3 security steps on bank accounts

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Like Razors ...

3 is okay, but surely 4 would be better. Or even 5 !

(Are there 6 blades now ...?)

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

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Snakebite 'n' black...

Is there an AR app that generates images of you after consuming such beverages?

(Lying in a pool of your own purple vomit, for example?)

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Master of Dredd: Judge inker John Higgins speaks to The Reg

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Thank You

Nice article on a relatively unsung comics legend.

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Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?

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Re: Won't Work In The US?

Isn't there's a certain type of German scatological grumble flick for people of your ilk?

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Won't Work In The US?

People don't hang around long enough in US bogs, do they?

What with them being designed by pervs with all the massive gaps above, below and at the sides of the doors on all the traps so that everyone can have a good ogle whilst you "log off".

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Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

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Minor design flaw...

It's only single SIM?

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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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Re: For those who are interested in the science...

Freelee the Banana Girl, is that you...?

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Re: An interesting paper...

"... that looks at homeopathy from the patients' POV. The clinical outcomes were assessed during consultations. Patients were asked to rate their overall improvement or deterioration compared to their status at first visit."

The WOO is strong with this one.

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Re: They walk amongst us

"So how come homeopathy cured the warts on my goat's teats?"

Ha Ha Ha!

Oh, you're serious?!

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'No deal better than bad deal' approach to Brexit 'unsubstantiated'

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

"So you bring up your favourite topic (immigration) and seek to blame me? I have told you before I will not be the racist you seem to want me to be. If you are only able to discuss against a racist then you will need to find someone else."

No one is accusing you of being a racist! I'm sure you have plenty of "minority friends".

I'm accusing you of lying and propagating stories about visa free travel that conflate it with freedom of movement so as to whip up the racist voters, is all.

It worked well very will for the brexit vote. I'm sure it will be of use in the future votes too.

Carry on!

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

@codejunky

"Yet again the only thing you write about is racism and xenophobia, you sound obsessed."

Oh codejunky. It's not obsession. It's bitter disappointment in how easy it was to whip up the send-them-home brigade with the kind of lies you propagated. And then lied about propagating.

There more of this dark "alternative fact" mongering coming down the pipe in the coming years, I'm sure.

So you'll be pretty busy, I guess.

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

@codejunky

"cant say I am a fan of discrimination against the world in favour of 'preferred' countries. Too much like racism/xenophobia to me."

I guess you know a lot about racism/xenophobia given your "visa waiver travel==scary immigrant hordes" story peddling in the run up to the brexit vote. An expert even?

If I do seem to bang on about it it's because that looks to me like the type of BS that help swing the vote.

Still it's all to play for now in the GB-begging/pleading-with-former-colonies-and-dominions stakes now. Let's see if the "Go Home!" voters are more welcoming of some darker skinned visitors, eh?

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Re: @ Paul Crawford

"Yes. The only way found to claim we would be worse off outside the EU on that run up to the referendum was to assume we made bad policy choices (usually sticking with EU policies or worse). Outside of the normal risks of the world (we all face) our success or failure is based on the policy decisions in this country."

Brexit make uk.gov suddenly competent shock?

Ha Ha.

And I guess the price hikes that could impact the average GB Joe, if the UK bombs out into WTO trading, wouldn't really affect the illiberal brexit elite who pushed for this over the last 30 years.

BTW Are you gearing up for the post-brexit hordes of Indian Visa-Free visitors to the UK codejunky?

They are coming right for you!!! SCARY!!!!

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WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

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Hashtags

Tim Berners-Lee didn't mention hashtags. These so-called experts, eh?

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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive

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Re: ... start your vehicle and warm it up from inside the house on a cold day...

You are forgetting the toxicity of CO & NOx compared to CO₂.

You'll die of CO or NOx poisoning well before CO₂concentration come into play.

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

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Re: ATM's

"Hmmm..reminds me of a particularly annoying toaster from Red Dwarf. talk about life imitating art."

The day an ATM starts a transaction saying, "How-de-doodlie-doo!" is the day I will be arrested for damaging an ATM with whatever street furniture I manage to rip up and attack it with.

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Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file

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No smoke without fire.

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

Think of the children.

Terrorists!

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Probe President Trump and his crappy Samsung Twitter-o-phone, demand angry congressfolk

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Samsung Twat-o-phone, shirley?

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Welcome to my world of The Unexplained – yes, you're welcome to it

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Re: Batteries

+1 for a RavPower Li-Ion jumpstarter pack.

The thing with modern car batteries is that most are sealed and even if they are not, people never check them any more.

It just takes one of the cells to degrade and it'll keep starting the car until the first cold snap (normally when you are late and need to be somewhere) for it to give up the ghost.

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

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... and that is why the UK will never, ever secure its borders or have functioning immigration control.

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"I guess there are possibly that many Brits currently abroad with an opinion. "

If the UK had (or was capable or creating) a proper border control system they'd know exactly how many citizens were outside the country.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

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Re: The French

What a disloyal suggestion!

Sovereignty! Brexit! Rule Britannia!

At least the RN still has a fully tested and functioning submarine based nuclear force ...

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Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

Nicely side-stepped.

We are not talking about economic or immigration points.

Just your falsehood and spreading of outright lies.

Which fits very well with the subject of this article.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

Ahh, been reading the "alternative facts" playbook, I see.

The reason I keep bringing up your "Turkish" lie is because if the enormity of it.

Carry on lying. It seems to be a good working strategy for now.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

>You brought this up before if I remember right. Isnt this the thing I commented on when the actual EU politicians ....

No. It's where you were parroting a totally false story about millions of Turks swarming into the UK based on a report of a low-level FCO person suggesting easier UK visa requirements for Turkish VIPs.

I see it's difficult for you to keep your fearmonger lies straight after a while.

Keep working at it. You'll get as good as the pros eventually.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

>Happily tho we don't get all worked up about what losers say.

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Good to know.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

>Can I ask you to translate that please?

Thee=There My bad.

In short you are/were a brexiteer fearmonger spreading faux news and misinformation.

Specifically about hordes or Turks ready to wash over England due to a possible visa waiver agreement with the Schengen area.

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Re: Well this is an interesting experiment

"After the misguided effort to characterise brexit as some kind of racism/xenophobia/protectionist/isolationist and various other mistaken arguments there is a lot of rage and hatred in the UK, from those who cant handle the result."

Thee certainy was/is. Hardly misguided.

Mr codejunky-hordes-of-Turks-invading-Britannia.

You are still at the fear-mongery, I see.

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Devonians try to drive Dartmoor whisky plan onto rocks

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Plenty of Good Whisky being produced in England

The English Whisky Co and the more recent Cotswolds Distillery to name but two.

Foolish not to get in on this "artisanal" style luxury alcoholic beverage market.

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2017 is already fail: Let’s try a Chinese reboot

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Re: We're gonna go back... way back...

No one "uses" Outlook for scheduling meetings. It's something people have to endure.

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President Trump tweets from insecure Android, security boffins roll eyes

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Re: What's up, El Reg?

It's you.

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Trump lieutenants 'use private email' for govt work... but who'd make a big deal out of that?

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Bush II Iraq & WMDs

Same servers (RNC ones) the Bush administration used to hide what they were up to during the build-up to Gulf War II.

Avoiding any of the damning evidence ending up in the federal archive.

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UK.gov still drowning in legacy tech because no one's boarding Blighty's £700m data centre Ark

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Commodore

Love the C64 image used for this article.

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CBI: Brexit Britain needs a 'sensible and flexible' immigration programme

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Re: Facepalm indeed

"The risible border control argument. Why not take it to its logical conclusion and impose controls when travelling between, say, Cheltenham and Gloucester."

If ever there was a need for hard border controls ....

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

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"Marine Le Pen is definately not her father."

She's not who's father?

I was accosted by FN pamphleteers yesterday. One got very nasty when I revealed I was foreigner.

All of LePenn's attempts to hide/whitewash(sic) the organisation will never wash away the stink of the party's grassroots douchebags

You'd prefer them, you say?

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AT&T CEO clambers up Trump's tower, explains why he should shower gold for Time Warner

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"Shower Gold" ?

Bad El Reg, Naughty El Reg !

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China to Donald Trump: Twitter diplomacy 'undesirable'

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It's more like " 'Gyna".

Maybe he just wants to grab it ... ?

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My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Re: Food is not only sustenance

>Live there for a while and you'll see that "French productivity" is as much a myth as the 2-hour wine-fuelled lunch.

I have AC, for many, many years. And have observed the change away from

apocryphal 2hr lunch breaks.

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Re: Food is not only sustenance

>they will always insist we down tools and head to the canteen for a proper cooked meal

Surprisingly not everywhere has a canteen, would you believe.

Do they spend 2 hours in the canteen?

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Re: Food is not only sustenance

@Dave 126

"We don't all live in France where everybody stops for a couple of hours for lunch with a carafe of red wine,"

Yeah, that rarely happens in France anymore. Why do you think France is now so more productive than the UK?

The lunchtime delivery/take-out food options do still knock English fare into a cocked hat though.

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Internet of Sh*t has an early 2017 winner – a 'smart' Wi-Fi hairbrush

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The REAL Internet of Schiße ...

Has no one proposed an IoT bog brush at CES this year?

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Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

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Airlock

This is why passenger planes need an airlock of some description...

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Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

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Re: "Planned Register of Muslims"

@John 104

"You have absolute proof of a positive?"

Nothing goes over your head. Your reflexes are that fast!

WHOOSH!

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Re: "Planned Register of Muslims"

"What plan? There is no plan. It was just another douchey thing Trump said on the campaign trail."

You have absolute proof of a negative?!

Congratulation!

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Did webcam 'performer' offer support chap payment in kind?

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Grabbing

"But Andy had no relief. He tried a goodbye hug during which he “accidentally had a hand a little low”,

Who knew Donald Trump moonlighted with a bit of IT support.

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Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones

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This is unpresidented...

... apparently,

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

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Re: Brexit means brexit.

@El_Fev

"Why lie on the internet? ..fucking pathetic!"

Wasn't that Leaves whole philosophy ?!

(According to the little interview with Arron Banks on PM this week.)

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Fox's meal Sky ready to smother Europe with foreign language OTT content

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You mean in the way Sky Channel did when it originally launched all those years ago? Avoiding all UK laws and regulations.

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