* Posts by Dr_N

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Time to ditch the front door key? Nest's new wireless smart lock is surprisingly convenient

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Keyless entry for residential property?

Anyone installing this chez them deserves everything coming their way.

Insurance company - "You were burgled but there's no sign of forced entry? That's a shame. Goodbye."

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Two's company, Three's unbowed: You Brits will pay more for MMS snaps

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Some phones convert sms to mms on-the-fly without you knowing it.

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Flash! Ah-ahhh! WebEx pwned for all of us!

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Re: Earworm

"Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb ...."

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Cutting custody snaps too costly for cash-strapped cops – UK.gov

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FAIL

Yet another example

... of why uk.gov will never "take back control" of anything.

Incompetent buffoons.

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Re: changing data storage always costs

> not serious crime which was handled by the Guardia De Seville

Blimey that's a big commute for them if there's a shout in Barcelona or Valencia, eh?

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France building encrypted messaging app for politicians

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I got a 'U'. Beat that.

Didn't stop me moving here.

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How times change

I remember when it was "illegal" to pgp files here.

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Scotland: Get tae f**k on 10Mbps Broadband USO

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Re: Meanwile in France

Mine works great. Always has. Where are you that it's so bad?

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Latest F-35 flight tests finish – and US stops accepting new jets

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>It's called "The Aristrocrats".

TA-DAH!!!

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HMRC delays digi tax plans amid Brexit customs woes

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More brexit fun!

Shits 'n' giggles' people, Shits 'n' giggles.

Where's Lord Sir Nigel of Thanet? He had a big plan for all this, apparently? According to codejunky.

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Facebook scandal: EU politicians should aim for straight answers, not star witnesses

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Re: Get the engineers in

> I'm a software engineer

I guess OP needs to clarify if his comment was about real engineers of software engineers?

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Best thing about a smart toilet? You can take your mobile in without polluting it

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Japanese Bogs

Once you get over the bloodchilling dread of hitting the wrong button at the wrong moment, the wash 'n' wax Japanese khazis are a ring rinsing revelation.

A pooper purification panacea.

Can't see how IoTing them helps anything.

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UK.gov expected to quit controversial harvesting of schoolchildren's nationality data

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>Well, no it isn't; as per the knife and gun crime, muggings and terrorist atrocities that these foreigners commonly bring with them.

Because all the gammon-faced crims are down on the Costa del Sol, shouting for their egg, chips 'n' beer, innit?

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>Have you been to a UK inner city recently? - they are stuffed with Muslims and similar foreigners. This isn't exactly new news.

Better than England being stuffed with its local gammon-faced denizens?

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Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte creating app to register 3m EU nationals living in Brexit Britain

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Re: Accenture, Capgemini and Deloitte together? Now I'm confident

>The blaming, finger pointing and lawsuits will also provide a lot of entertainment value.

This sums up my whole expectation/hope for brexit.

We need to see a fun brexit with shits 'n' giggles aplenty.

These type of half-arsed, badly formed projects will be the backbone of the brexit experience.

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Britain's 4G is slower than Armenia's

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Thankyouverymuch.

[stageleftexit]

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> and (shudder) France?

I've got great 4G in my village and the surrounding area. And there's fibre too. (If I think the DSL bandwith, currently running at ~20Mbps up/down, isn't doing the job.)

Compared to the patchy 4G coverage I've seen when in the UK? Knocks it into a cocked hat.

But after brexit, things will get better in the UK in terms of investment, services etc. I'm sure.

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My Tibetan digital detox lasted one morning, how about yours?

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Re: Zen out

Friday beer for the Doctor Strange reference.

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Facetimers

Surfing quietly is fine.

It's all the interactive shouty Facetimers and people who insist on giving their offspawn games and videos to watch at full volume who are the real menace to society.

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My PC makes ‘negative energy waves’, said user, then demanded fix

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"The Waves"

Life must be difficult for these people what with that huge source of waves hanging in the sky during daylight.

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Don't want to alarm you, but defence bods think North Korea could nuke UK 'within a few years'

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Re: The BBC were saying a missile could hit us 'in a few months'.

Nukes in shipping containers, circling the globe. Waiting .....

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Lone Wolf Vegan Terror Attack

us.gov will no doubt be checking airline meal requests to combat this menace soon.

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What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA

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SIG!

Is that Destiny Angel in the cockpit?

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Autonomous vehicle claims are just a load of hot air… and here's why

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Motoring Journalists

"Lord knows what motoring journalists make of it all but the ever-extending deadline..."

In the UK it'll be whatever their VAG/BMW/Merc paymasters tell them to make of it.

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Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

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Re: Problems

Incorrect spell correction of "flaut". (Flout) ;-)

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Re: Problems

>That's a sweeping statement, do you have any proof?

The parade of clusterfuckery stories like this?

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Re: Problems

>So I might enter the UK with a Dutch passport, exit with a Spanish id and get back with a dutch id.

Many people have multiple passports and play by the rules.

Those who, like yourself, don't and flaunt the laws and rules: on to the restricted fly lists and extra security and immigration checks for you every single time you travel. You'll get the idea eventually. After spending many hours stuck in airports when you travel.

The main issue for the UK is that it has no real immigration service, no real immigration system and no national ID. People who think brexit will solve all their immigration woes are bonkers.

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Privacy activists to UK plod: Wanna slurp folks' phone records? Come back with a warrant

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Re: Quick!

... and don't forget to think of the children either!

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There are 10 types of people in the world, but there is only one Melvyn

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Re: re: a dimension free ape confinement unit

And Rutherford & Fry's Curious Cases which is good for a giggle.

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Re: If you press litmus paper to Jim Al-Khalili, does it go blue?

You missed out The 'Monkey Cage.

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Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

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Mail/Express Axis of Evil

Have the Dabbs folks switched back to the Daily Express and its associated CRAZY capitals headline website now that it is clearly more DERANGED than the 'Mail... ?

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User asked why CTRL-ALT-DEL restarted PC instead of opening apps

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Engineer?

“the long-serving engineer with plenty of experience of this process forgot ALT-CTRL-F10 and used CTRL-ALT-DEL as the shortcut instead.”

Obviously not a real engineer if they were using a PC instead of a real workstation?

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Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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Jan 0>*If it helps, think of small children.

To paraphrase Bill Hicks: At what age are people taken off your love list?

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UK.gov urged to ensure punters can 'still roam like at home' after Brexit

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Re: Ha

codejunky> Is the only thing on your mind people coloured different to you?

BZZZT! Wrong assumption. Try again. LOL

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codejunky> As for soft borders Germany unilaterally invited the middle east (accidentally) to move in. As a result one of the crisis of the EU was caused by a single member.

Give it a bloody rest with your "Rampant hordes of brown folk!!!!" codejunky.

And FFS have you ever tried brevity when posting? You're not trying to write a thesis.

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@codejunky

You keep getting severly downvoted.

Brexit rules means you're meant to keep quiet after losing a vote, no? And certainly not to carry on spreading conjecture and FUD regardless.

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What part of Brexit don't they understand?

Brexit means brexit.

The majority of the great British public voted to get out of the EU and anything associated with it. And damn the consequences.

Stuff is going to cost more? Boo hoo hoo. Cry me a river.

Bed is made, time to lie in it.

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Brexit in spaaaace! At T-1 year and counting: UK politicos ponder impact

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"Project Fear"

All this was forewarned. But the majority voted for the abstract, illiberal-brexit-elite's pipe dreams of oodles of refunded EU contributions and apocryphal amazing new trade deals selling products (that make up 20% of the UK economy at best) to former colonies who couldn't give a XXXX.

Just the consequences of "taking back control" and "sovereignty".

Just deal with it. More austerity should help balance the books.

Space and aeronautics are for first world nations. England[sic] needs to get accustomed to its world standing going into freefall post-brexit.

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I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker

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Field conferences in nice places.

There's always a hard core of attendees who play hooky. Hence why they are no longer held in places like Athens.

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Screw everything! French swingers campsite up for sale, owners 'tired'

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>Maybe next time try learning a furrin' language or two, for a broader world view and mindset?

Poor AC. Douchie and assumptive.

I've been living and working in France for over 20 years. My French is fairly good.

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@AC >Désolé pour toi.

Douchiest post of the week! Well done.

Maybe next time try it in English for greater clarity and wider audience.

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A ghoulish tale of pigs, devs and docs revived from the dead

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Customer Facing

"Thinking it rather unfair for a customer-facing support minion to be given the brush-off by fellow support minions sitting safely out of harm's way ..."

Unfair? Ha, ha, ha. Are you not from around here, Mr Dabbs?

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Defra to MPs: There's no way Brexit IT can be as crap as rural payments

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Total Waste Of Money

The great British people voted for an end to farming subsidies.

Therefore no subsidies => No system of payments => No IT required.

Job jobbed. NEXT!

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Brit semiconductor tech ended up in Chinese naval railgun – report

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It's what Britain is good at ...

... selling off stuff!

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Fancy owning a two-seat Second World War Messerschmitt fighter?

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Daily Mail

Maybe the Daily Mail will run a kickstarter to buy up this piece of their heritage?

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Another day, another meeting, another £191bn down the pan

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The simple rule of corporate meetings...

"Anyone is allowed to just get up and leave after the corporate-wide, one-hour meeting limit has elapsed."

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Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse

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I blame journalists.

Cooing over the same-old, same-old slab phone designs this past decade. Instead of holding feet to flames.

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Paul Allen's six-engined monster plane prepares for space deliveries

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That goose looks very spruce.

Aviation history repeats itself?

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