* Posts by Dr_N

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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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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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Cracking Up.

This is eggasperating.

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

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WTF?

World Oceans Day

Heist movies get their own day now?!

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Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

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I never knew BirdsEye had their own bank.

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I see a satellite of a man ... Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, that's now 4 sats fit to go

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Re: What's the point of this?

Douché!

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Re: What's the point of this?

codejunky> Hello again my troll.

I'm not lying about Turks getting to fix 'em though, am I. Unlike your good self likes to lie about Turks and Visa free travel. ;-)

Aw codejunky, did you add the racism jibe to try and deflect from being called on your faux propaganda. Again. You are barking up the wrong tree. Yet again. Your assumption about my background (like a lot of your assumptions in general ) are totally false.

Toodle-pip. Watch out. All this guff you spread will eventually come back and bite you on your derriere.

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Re: What's the point of this?

codejunky>Considering their airforce has less than 10 working eurofighters of 70

Don't worry codejunky. When the F35 start failing the UK will just get them fixed ASAP by sending them over to...

ah...

err....

It's going to be TURKEY, codejunky. Sorry about that old chap. I know you have deep fears about the Turks and all. :(

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Re: and what are we going to sell them?

>Mr Davis pitches up in the back of a BAE taxi flogging counterfeit Galileos at the bargain price

Given the current level of uk.gov's negotiating skills, he'd come back with an expensive 30 year deal (with eye watering cancellation clauses)

for a rebadged Indian positioning system and visa-free movement of Indian citizens to the UK.

Just for tariff free trade on some Indian owned products like Jaguar/Land Rover and Tata Steel.

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>We should just take our toys now, get with the Commonwealth...

Commonwealth citizens laugh at people like you.

>>Perhaps not everyone is aware of what the Commonwealth is ? (& does)

Enlighten us peter_dtm. What does the Commonwealth do?

What are its major achievements these last 25 years, say?

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Japanese fashion puts the oo-er into trousers

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Next Up ...

The mawashi/cargo-pants mash-up: Loincloth with plenty of pockets.

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UK.gov lobs £25m at self-driving, self-parking, self-selling auto autos

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>we're going to have a load more vehicles taking up road space that have no people at all on board.

Not if they know exactly where a free parking slot is.

Some studies suggested that already up to 30% of urban traffic is people circulating looking for a parking place.

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Schadenfreude for UK mobile networks over the tumult at Carphone

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Nokia 6110

That's the last time I bought a phone from a shop.

It was a Carphone Warehouse too, funnily enough.

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Ex-US pres Bill Clinton has written a cyber-attack pulp thriller. With James Patterson. Really

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Joke

But whatabout Trump?

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'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird

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Re: A chip in everything...

Google says, "Yes."

https://www.samsung.com/us/explore/family-hub-refrigerator/overview/

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Capture your late-night handbrake turns with this 'autonomous' car-chasing camera drone

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Re: Cops

Why would they bother buying amateur kit like this when there'll be plenty of army surplus real drones on the market soon?

SWAT: Death From Above. (Drone-Strike Edition)

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

It'll just say "England" as the French don't tend to differentiate between "Angleterre" and GB/UK/The Other Three.

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

Oh, and the blue passport.

I just can't wait for my brexit blue passport. Probably the only advantage I'm going to see. So I need to make the most of it.

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

I can't wait for brexit.

At least then we'll see what the real world holds-in-store for the UK.

And we won't have to put up with codejunky droning on-and-on-and-on-and-on about the hated EU. Because the UK will be out and they'll be no-one left to blame (or maybe even congratulate) but the brexit elite and their hangers-on and propaganda wing.

Role on 1st January 2021, I say!

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Re: and he spoke in French in Italy,

>Like the ex-colleague who complained when I spoke French to the delegation from our Brussels head office over lunch.

That sums up brexit Britain for me.

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Foolish foodies duped into thinking Greggs salads are posh nosh

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Not new

Didn't Penn & Teller do this about 10 years ago, with McDonalds salads, on their Bullshit show?

(But maybe with more swearing.)

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Doctor, doctor! My NHS Patient Access app has gone TITSUP*

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Easier to hop over to France?

And use https://www.doctolib.fr

No need to thank me.

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Select few to watch World Cup in 4K high dynamic range colour on BBC iPlayer

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4K?

Pfft. Where's my 8K ?!

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President Trump broke US Constitution with Twitter bans – judge

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codejunky> "he beat out my favourite candidate"

I didn't think Putin openly ran in this one. Did he?!

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But What About Obama?

Only joking!!!

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Remember that $5,000 you spent on Tesla's Autopilot and then sued when it didn't deliver? We have good news...

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"Drivr" ?

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UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

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Re: Improvement Through Adversity

>Your new here aren't you??

Not so green as to not know where the "Joke Alert!" icon is situated.

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Improvement Through Adversity

At least uk.gov learns from its IT mistakes.

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US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Re: VPN Hub

codejunky> I am in the UK thanks.

Wow.

I assumed you posted from Москва́.

Colour me surprised.

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RAF Air Command to take on UK military space ops

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Re: Snatched back

Falklands will probably be turned over to Argentina to help seal that big beef/wheat trade deal. That's how this government thinks.

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Funny that Dan Dare is cited by the media for this story

Given that the MOD/Whitehall view harks back to a 50s vision of flying cars and rocket ships.

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Xiaomi the way: Hyped Chinese giant begins its battle for Britain

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Re: Phone quality is nothing without the software/Firmware back to back it up

My RedMi 4X is working fine. An annoying notification bug was fixed in January after a month or two but apart from that no issues for me.

They do have an annoying habit of removing MIUI features that aren't getting much user feedback.

Like the chilld mode and automatically switching the screen to reading mode based on the app you are running tooo name two.

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Won't work in the UK...

People in the UK don't like cheap stuff. They like to pay through the nose to feel better about themselves.

"You only paid 150 quid for your phone? You tightwad. Mine costs over a grand. Clearly you can't afford the better quality stuff."

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UK Home Office hands Sopra Steria £91m digital visa contract

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Re: Its just not right

@AC Its just not right

Awwww. Boo hoo hoo.

I wonder at what point people will finally start realising that (unlike the 30 year narrative from the brextremist press) the problems the UK faces are mostly internal.

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It's Galileo Groundhog Day! You can keep asking the same question, but it won't change the answer

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Re: Aerospace Valley

Andy 73>As someone who didn't vote for Brexit

At least you got a vote then.

I agree there's nothing to be done but plough on and see what happens. Countries in general can get through all sorts of adversity. I just don't think the UK is in a position to do it quickly, effectively or without flattening the majority of people who voted fir brexit thinking it'd imprive their lives.

But ad I said, we can all take comfort from the laughs such as those generated by this story. And the many more like it we are going to see.

Because at least Britain still has its sense of humour.

But I stand by my, "Why don't you just move there/Send 'em home!" quip. Those are the type of comments that have gotten the UK into the position it's in today.

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Re: "We have to look at the clouds, no-one's allowed to look for silver linings these days."

@codejunky

Yeah, yeah I get that brexit is really just buzz-word bingo and there's no real substance behind any of it.

Trade: UK will be able to sign the bigglyist trade deals!

Immigration: UK can decide who to kick out. (Such as Commonwealth citizen. Errrrr...)

etc. etc. etc.

codejunky> Right now? Isnt that where we are still in the EU and so the EU handles our trade options?

Awww codejunky, the fact Macron's been touring the world drumming up big trade wins for France (as an EU country) must really shake your hardline brexiteer faith.

Maybe you've put too much stock in all that anti-EU propaganda you helped to spread?

Still, "Sovereignty!" eh? (Apart from those pesky Enemies Of The People®™ sat in the House Of Lords, natch.)

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Re: "We have to look at the clouds, no-one's allowed to look for silver linings these days."

codejunky> For my offer to answer the question for him on a number of issues (economic, trade, immigration, sovereignty, democracy)

That's not answering the question. That's typing a list of words!

Single example: Trade what? With whom? France is signing bigger and better trade understandings than the UK right now. How's that a indictment of brexit?!

codejunky> leading to the usual downvotes

Aww, did you lose a vote there? You are meant to keep silent and just accept the Will O' The People™® now. Them's the rules!

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Re: Aerospace Valley

Andyv73> I wonder which side is actually the intolerant one.

BOOM! Nail, meet head!

The fact that there are still "sides" this far down the line shows what a clusterf***ed-up project brexit is.

Anyway don't mind me I'm just here to laugh at it all.

The way a rudderless government tries to steer a course (whilst really just worrying about the Tory's internecine stuggles) and the non-dom'd owned press whips it all up is absolutely hilarious.

Sovereignty! Trade deals! (To export what-to-whom?) Fish! Fixing the NHS with all this extra cash!

More, more! Encore!

This is British comedy at its best!

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@Andy 73

Yeah, I so love the brexiteer "Go back to where you came from!”/”Well if you like it so much just move there!" attitude. It gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling everytime it gets used.

Brexit means brexit.

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Sort your spending habits out, UK Ministry of Defence told over £20bn black hole

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20bn / 350 mil

Can have that all paid down in 58 months using magic moneytree funds.

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