* Posts by Dr_N

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I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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Coffee in the UK....

"Corr! This coffee smells like shit!” ...

(And watch out for labcoat wearers and their "coffee"...)

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How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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Surprised that ...

... anything could dent your <<glaouis en platine>> Mr Dabbs.

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Post-silly season blues leave me bereft of autonomous robot limbs

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and Brexiter politicians fuck off abroad to check on their offshore tax evasion schemes

INCOMING !!!

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Activists raise alarm over insidious creep of surveillance in the UK

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Re: As a kid in the 60's

... because you used to pick on her son Melvyn?

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'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks

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AmEx's lines have been engaged all morning

I wonder why?

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Re: Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday

Bof. :-p

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday

Why are SpaceX running a mission to land on Voyager 1?

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

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Not taking a phone from my network means I get €20 a month off my tariff. Getting DSL from my mobile provider reduces it by another €10 a month. All-you-can-eat voice,texting and data even when roaming.

Who doesn't do this? Ah people stuck in the backwater that is the UK. :-(

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Wasps?

Pffft. A minor annoyance.

Try dealing with Asian Hornets.

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Amazon meets the incredible SHRINKING UK taxman

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Re: How it works:-

codejunky> Tim has done a proper analysis of this to which Amazon is paying more tax regardless of the teeth gnashers protests-

Very interesting.

Ohhh, codejunky!

As you seem to be on 1st name terms with Mr Worstall, could you ask him about why the IEA employed fashion graduate Darren Grimes and why, when Mr Grimes was fined £20K, for illegally funnelling £675,000 from Vote.Leave to Aggregate IQ through his BeLeave campaign, Mr Worstall then instigated a whip round to pay the fine? (Also probably against UK electoral rules.)

Thanks awfully!

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UK govt's top tech heavyweight Maxwell quits for Amazon job

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Re: Best of luck

Hello Mrs Maxwell.

You must be really proud of your son.

I hope all is well?

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> Did I say that? I call Gremany's invitation to the middle east a terrible mistake and I call the EU accepting it as their problem as a self inflicted migration crisis.

If you actually just used that type of language I wouldn't have a problem with you.

But you don't do you? More like, "Merkel invited the entire Middle East to come in. BoogahWoogah!!!!! Scary!!!! OMG!"

codejunky>But I am talking about some remainers who fear the foreigners outside the EU borders. The fear of the US, China, EU, Russia

Utter bollocks. And hilarious given your propensity for spreading dramatic, "Dusky Hordes!" type propaganda.

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky>So its ok if they are supporting your 'side'?

Show me the xenophobic remoaners. Or I'm calling, "FAKE NEWS!"

Are your pants on fire? AGAIN?

Or are you trying some of your Russian twitter troll skillz and sophistry by saying that because the EU doesn't grant freedom of movement to everyone on the planet it's RACIST!!!!!!

Enough already. Go make a success of Brexit. In 50 years' time (by ReeSmogg's timescale) maybe it'll be unicorns and rainbows. Who cares. I certainly won't. And if it turns out to be the total clusterfvck I think it'll be, then you can always blame the EU like Jeremy Hunt has just started doing. Masterful.

Toodle Pip

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> I can understand that. The hysteria against foreigners from both leave and remain bother me.

Utter Bollox. Don't try and use the Trumpism of " there's bad folk on both sides!" to justify rampant xenophobia and pandering to xenophobes. Jaysus.

codejunky> I do find mild annoyance when someone accuses me of being a Russian as an insult

Stop posting in the style a Russian Twitter troll then?

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> and yet through all your continued trolling and strong focus on foreigners ...

You can't be a racist. You told us you have non-white friends, right?

(As opposed to the Leave.EU leadership, who I get the feeling really don't like dusky folk.)

But as the immigrant son of an immigrant I just take umbrage with the brexit campaigns whipping up of hysteria against immigrants. Something you took part in. Specifically that doozy of a trumpcard about Turkish hordes that came out the week before the vote.

Still, I guess neither of us will be around to reap your rewards of brexit. (It'll take 50 years, apparently. LOLZ)

Enjoy your brexit.

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Re: As previously

Doctor Syntax> Dunno but I do get pissed off with this neo-this, neo-that stuff.

Yes, Matrix fanbois are annoying.

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Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.

codejunky> I keep having remain idiots telling me the reason I voted out is because I am against foreigners and one troll who insists I must be racist because he has nothing else to contribute.

Aww codejunky! No one has called you a racist.

I just say that you played the xenophobia card throughout your posts during and after the brexit campaign.

Just because you use xenophobia and like to whip up hysteria propagating fake stories concerning Turkish hordes about to assail England's green and pleasant lands, doesn't make you a racist, old chap.

You got your wish granted by the brexit pixies. Now go forth and make a success of brexit!

You have all the answers, so show us Project: Unicorns & Rainbows!!!!

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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" If I'm facially scarred in a road accident, for example...

...my biometric passport will no longer work."

They aren't that clever. You'd still be able to fly.

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Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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They believe in homeopathy in France.

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British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

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Re: How can knowing which platform a train leaves from be a security problem?

>While it would work in Japan

Platform info works great on the Japanese Tourist Board app and the Navitime app it's based on. So no problems there.

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No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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Trust In Apple

The sooner Apple delete the mic & earpiece from their phone designs and force everyone to use a headset the better.

Or the death penalty is introduced for sodcasting or talking on speakerphone in public.

And it's not just the young. Old people have taken to viewing videos in groups at cafes and bars in France AT FULL VOLUME now too.

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Infrastructure wonks: Tear up Britain's copper phone networks by 2025

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>Well, if we rolled back our wasteful foreign aid programme

How then would the government funnel subsidies to British Aerospace etc ... ?

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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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Re: If only...

>There's something known as priorities and Wifi access should be somewhere near the bottom when it comes to railways.

Maybe the UK shouldn't have sold them off to the lowest bidder then?

They work great elsewhere. And have free WiFi too. Fancy that!

Personally I use (free) global roaming on my mobile tariff when travelling. Or a local data SIM in the 2nd slot. But I doubt that works too well in the UK either? Like I said: backwater.

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Re: Time to dream up solutions

In the good old days phones had external antenna connectors. Very useful in cars when passing through weak signal areas.

The last one I saw was a Samsung Galaxy S4. But you had to cut a hole in the back over to access it.

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Re: If only...

> I'd prefer the train companies sort out their useless timetables and performance issues rather than waste time and money setting up infrastructure so some morons can talk bollocks on whatsapp

But they won't even do that will they.

And with that attitude, the UK is always destined to be an IT, technology and infrastructure backwater.

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Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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>Or I could just look at that thing on my left wrist.

Wow an Apple Watch user!

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So... where's the rest? Xiaomi walks away from IPO with less than hoped

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Re: Xiaomi the money!!

Just use honorbuy. Global versions shipped from Italy. I've purchased 4 Xiaomi phones from them (Redmi 3 Pro, Redmi 4X (X2) & MiMax 2) for self various people. Never a problem.

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Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Re: English?

By George, I think he's got it!

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Re: English?

"In France (or more specifically in Paris) it seems it is better to try and communicate in Spanish rather than English..."

Have you tried speaking French like a vache espagnole instead?

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Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Re: Forget the politicians

>Phil O'Sophical If it's anything like the electronic visa systems used by other countries today (US, Canada, India, etc) it will be detected before you get on your plane/boat.

In the case of the US, are you confusing visas with their electronic travel authorisation system for visa free travel? In most cases a "visa" still means sending off your passport and getting a visa put in it.

Be careful, there are brextremist commentards who also get visa free travel confused with EU freedom of movement. So double confusion could occur!

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Re: Lets just get on with it . . . .

Phil O'Sophical>He won't have a right to it, but that doesn't mean he can't get one post Brexit,

You're right Phil. Rich old people who are already receiving a big fat pension and live in a Chateau probably will not have an issue getting a carte de sejour after brexit.

It's a common brexiter misconception that having all your rights removed by your compatriots will just mean you've got a few extra forms to fill. But as so many are of pensionable age it would be difficult for them to understand that for some people work, education & pension rights are now over.

But hey, there are still the shits 'n' giggles as all the deep technical and social issues that'll arise from brexit finally dawn on its architects. I honestly can't wait to enjoy the next few years.

"Brexit means brexit!" That is the soundbite that just keeps on giving in all aspects of this and all the subsequent catastrofucks brexit will so obviously lead to.

Enjoy!

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Re: Lets just get on with it . . . .

>Overall it's not especially useful, since (unlike an ID card) it is clearly marked as not usable as ID for travel purposes, but it can come in handy when a bank or similar organization asks for proof of ID.

So it IS useful then.

Unless you want to carry your passport and an EDF bill around as your proof of address.

Cartes de sejours were valid ID for travel in Schengen up until the recent post-Paris & Nice terror attack travel security changes.

It will also be very useful after brexit as it is, in fact, an adjunct to you passport and will get you back into France with less hassle.

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>The UK is the 8th largest manufacturing economy in the world,

But after the first 5 there's a reeeeeeeeal big drop off.

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Bunch of Naysayers

This is going to be one of the most fun parts of the whole brexit project.

After 2 years uk.gov must have come up with the MOST biglyist plans for border control, customs and immigration.

The removal of the hated EU blue channel and increased prominence of the plucky British Red and Green channels will be a highlight, I'm sure.

I'm strapping myself in so that the mind-blowing awesomeness of all this will not knock me out of my chair....

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Re: Don't be cretinous

Pen-y-gors> or is Rees-Mogg simply a mendacious idiot?

No. he's just guilty of terminological in-exactitude.

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Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Re: Case for the prosecution

>Indeed, a "seize" in France is the beer equivalent of a jug of house wine from a plastic bag.

That'd be a Kro' a 16' is one up from that.

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Do UK.gov wonks understand sci-tech skills gap? MPs dish out Parliamentary kicking

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STEM

The UK was doomed the moment it was all lumped together in one catch-all buzz-acronym for ministers to bandy around.

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Shared, not stirred: GCHQ chief says Europe needs British spies

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Re: Story

>>Spook gives speech, telling politicians to get their act together.

But the dishonourable members of the OmniShambles cabinet have had enough of so-called "experts." So he'll just be ignored.

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National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

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Re: UK Passports abroad are not that much fun either

>tick the box saying "yeah, I still look like the old photo".

You can even upload a new photo.

The new passport site is simplicity itself and the TAT was more than acceptable.

In 20+ years I've never had to fly to the UK to renew a passport.

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The government already holds all that data on you anyway.

Without an ID system the UK will never get to back its so called "control" in a number of areas. Including immigration and all the other issues around that which have been blamed on the EU these last decades.

No ID? No change. It's going to be hilarious watching this dawn on the "Go Home!" brigade.

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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Re: Well

Don't Panic codejunky. Brexit means:no more brown folk.*

You are safe now. No need to keep spreading your disinformation.

For you the war against human decency is over. You won it. Rest easy son.

*Not really!

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Re: Well

Codemonkey>> Not really. The EU had the middle east move through it on their way to Germany which was an actual crisis and increased pressure on other crisis in the process.

LOL Give it a rest Captain Mainwaring.

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Re: In perspective, Galileo isn't important

>I remain ignorant - of a practical application for why we need high precision (sub-1 metre) satellite positioning. It's claimed our military or emergency services need it, but why?

Surveying (Although that doesn't need to be real time.)

Transport system & autonomous vehicles.

Two areas that the UK would do well to invest in.

Both infrastructure and vehicles. (And the underlying technology too.)

Piggybacking off US largess for such a fundemental foundation of future systems would be a dumb move.

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Re: Wait, that's really his name?

>Maybe it's me being a nerd, but to me "David Davis" sounds like a Stan Lee character name.

More like a character out of an Archie comic.

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Trump's ZTE deal challenged by Senate

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Re: "a 180 degree turn away from the president’s promise"

Totally bent?

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First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts

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Re: This underlines one more thing

It's what they were designed for.

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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If we're renaming thoroughfares...

... to spread public awareness of issues, how about:

Extremists' Avenue

Domestic Terrorism Road

Hypocrites Who Use Animal Experiment Medical Advancements Street

Puppy Killers' Close

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They aren't fish.

They are "Sea Kittens".

Come on PeTA, can't you even remember your own previous self-righteous, bullshit campaigns?!

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British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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No Olives or Anchovies

That's not Nice.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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World Oceans Day

Heist movies get their own day now?!

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