* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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Brit film board proposed as overlord of online pr0nz age checks

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"The Department for Culture, Media and for some reason also Sport."

( The new series of W1A was fantastic ).

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Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

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Re: Can't we get rid of May?

There was already a deficit before the financial crisis. That was Brown's fault, but Blair should have sacked him for it.

In those boom years in the early to mid 2000's, a small surplus would have been great, but Brown didn't want to be unpopular.

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Re: Can't we get rid of May?

Blair and his plan to "rub the tories noses in diversity", sending out search parties for Polish immigrants are the main reason people voted to leave the EU.

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BT, Sky bury hatchet with deal to sell each other's telly channels

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So what does this mean in practice?

I have BT sport on my Sky box ( I used to have Sky Sports on my BT TV Box ). Does this mean I just pay Sky instead of BT? Does it mean that I can get BT Sport 4k on Sky?

Will I be able to watch BT Sport on my Sky Q Miniboxes instead of casting the BT Sport app to the upstairs Chromecast?

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At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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Cover them in gravy, then you can eat the gravy+pea slices* with a knife and fork.

* In the north, gravy is not a liquid.

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Re: Traditional

The one benefit of turkey is that you can have traditional turkey curry for a week after Christmas.

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Re: Follow that star (trek)

I think sprouts are best thrown at the person who suggests that we don't bother with Yorkshires this Christmas.

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Re: Yorkshire puddings

Bread sauce, gravy you can stand a spoon in upright. Although no yorkshires? For gods sake man!

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We've not had turkey for years. I think she's making lamb this year.

Yorkshires are mandatory. As are peas.

We also have an enormous full english in the morning and have Christmas dinner at tea time. Black pudding, cumberland/lincolnshire sausages, etc, although that particular discussion's been done to death on another article.

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Re: Goose

What are you going to make little on plate sandwiches with then?

Yorkshire puddings filled with peas, gravy and a bit of meat.

The best thing since unsliced bread ( sliced is shit ).

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Sloppy coding + huge PSD2 changes = Lots of late nights for banking devs next year

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Re: Poorly written code is not down to the language *cough* PHP *cough* but the developer

PHP is worse than VB as a language, I'll definitely grant you. But the code written ( while usually not internet exposed ) would have been plenty of awful. I don't think VB was really that bad - the "problem" was that it was very easy to make GUI apps which attracted incompetent people to use it.

PHP is *the* worst real (ie: not brainfuck) language I've ever seen, but that doesn't make it impossible to build perfectly usable things with it.

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Re: Poorly written code is not down to the language *cough* PHP *cough* but the developer

I'm sure if you look pre .NET at VB5 / VB6 code you'll find the same horror show.

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Re: Poorly written code is not down to the language *cough* PHP *cough* but the developer

Even then, if you know what you're doing with PHP there's no reason it can't be secure. It has plenty of problems, but none are insurmountable.

99% of the problems with PHP are down to people learning it because it's perceived as easy and following godawful online tutorials. If other languages had the same problem with people learning bad practices from people who have no business teaching others, they'd have the same problems.

( dev who happens to use PHP exclusively in current job )

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IT buyer? Had enough of pesky resellers cold calling? You aren't alone

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My old firm had a dogging service on the internal phone system. Cold callers got transferred.

Lucky buggers - those lines normally cost £1.50/minute.

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Nokia 8: As pure as the driven Android - it's a classy return

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Re: Nokia 6 - does it work ok?

I've never had a problem with either the screen or the fingerprint sensor.

It had a bit of trouble going slow requiring reboots for a while, but I fixed that by reducing the unnecessary animations.

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You can buy it from various places, but when I bought mine ( sim free ), Carphone Warehouse had the best price / delivery terms / whatever it was.

( My current car, built in 1998, had an option for a carphone - the storage compartment under the armrest optionally housed one apparently ).

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I do like my Nokia 6. I can't justify spending £400 for an 8, but £200 for a 6 is great value.

I am curious what the next versions are going to be called - the 4B / 8B? 16 / 18?

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OK Google: A stranger with stash of pirated films is spamming my Google Team Drive

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Re: More importantly...

You can get 4k torrents now. A friend told me....

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O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches

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Re: Not funny in the slightest

Dude, this axe is like, so shiny. It's like the moon. You know what's cool about the moon? Hey remember the moon in Mighty Boosh? "Hi, I'm the moon" hahahaha.

Dude, what were we talking about?

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Re: @ $400 per Oz.

AC because you think a $400 wreath is expensive?

I wouldn't have thought that to be controversial.

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Was the author stoned when they wrote this?

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Netflix mulls using AI to craft personalized movie trailers for viewers

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How about fixing your "recommended programmes" before you start pissing about with this.

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Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

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Bollocks.

And where's my flying car, futurists?

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Brit MP Dorries: I gave my staff the, um, green light to use my login

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Re: Stolen police documents

I'm 99% sure he admitted stealing it ( took that specific notebook only )

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Why?

If police raid your house because they wrongly believe you are a criminal, should they hold any non-illegal but embarrassing material? Should police officers refuse orders to destroy the data, steal it when they leave their jobs and publish it to destroy your career nine years later?

It's outrageous.

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He didn't even do it as a plod. He did it as a private citizen who stole police documents when he left his job.

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Re: According to the Times [usual disclaimers apply]...

I'm curious how this copper knows what time he was reading documents.

I'm also curious what mechanism was supposedly used to recover the deleted browser cache files which retained metadata.

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Re: Disturbingly common

So you're saying it was an intern who sold all our gold?

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Re: I don't understand this

What's insidious is that this ex copper kept information he was supposed to destroy, then stole it when he left his job, kept it and eventually publicised it.

What's his end game? A book deal? Become a talking head? Or is this just to try to bring down a Conservative minister? Nobody will ever employ him in a position of trust again.

I don't buy the moral outrage line.

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Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage

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I wonder if you were looking at particularly thick lines. You have to look for mine to know they're there.

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What happens to the car when the disk goes read-only? Can they be replaced?

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You don't want electronic seats? The main regret I have in my car is that I didn't get one with the memory electric seats ( press 1 for my seating position, 2 for my tiny girlfriends seating position ).

Keepfit windows? Really?

Also heated front windscreens are the best thing since sliced bread.

I've never understood why people don't like modern features.

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Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie

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If you've seen one Tarantino film, you've seen them all. It's a shame really, but it kind of ruins re-watches of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

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French activists storm Paris Apple Store over EU tax dispute

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Re: 'activists'

You can run the military wing of a political organisation, giving orders to blow up innocents in train stations, but get the media on your side and you're a freedom fighter.

Anybody who calls you a terrorist is a racist.

( You can guess who I'm talking about ).

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Re: No taxes?

So abolish corporation tax and raise VAT. Duh.

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Ofcom proposes ways to stop BT undercutting broadband rivals

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Re: If BT can lower their prices........

"We'd love to roll out broadband to your village, but this other government department needs the money more".

That's why the government should almost never nationalise.

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User dialled his PC into a permanent state of 'Brown Alert'

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Re: Unplugged cable

I've found that a USB cable will fit reasonably well in an RJ45 socket ( trying to plug things in when you can't see the sockets ).

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Re: It's all black

I (unknowingly) bought a grey market import of a Windows 8 phone once.

When upgrading it ( to Windows 8.1? ) it decided to reset to factory settings. Factory settings in this case meant to switch to Chinese.

How do you spell "Language" in Simplified Chinese?

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Re: So let's thanks technology...

My favourite is modern TV's. If you lose the remote you have to fiddle around the back of the screen looking for the buttons, guessing which is which.

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AI taught to beat Sudoku puzzles. Now how about a time machine to 2005?

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Re: Been there done that

Is that not how you are supposed to solve Soduku puzzles?

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Oops: LinkedIn country subdomains SSL cert just expired

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I'd say a month, with a page saying "everything is fine, but this certificate has expired. let the admin know".

But it's not as if cryptography moves so fast that a year would be ridiculous.

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It means nothing other than you'll get a warning if you visit the site.

The certs are still as secure and valid as they were yesterday, they've just passed the best-before date and need to be renewed.

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It is stupid that expired certificates are the same level of "NO DONT CARRY ON!!" as invalid certificates.

Recently expired certificates are 99% trustworthy and the "NO STOP! OMG!" just trains users to ignore this stuff.

Unless it's been revoked, browsers should show a small information message, not a shouty threatening "The end is nigh" warning..

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What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies?

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Re: Just popping down the battery station for some half dead flowers

It also screws over people who can't afford a full tank of petrol.

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Re: Just popping down the battery station for some half dead flowers

Expect to be leafletted if you live nearby:

"The giant multinational company destroying wildlife by removing CO2* from the atmosphere for profit**! Less crops will be grown and we'll all starve!

* Who said the greenies have to be consistent?

** For profit is somehow bad

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Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?

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You mean I shouldn't have put my router at 1.1.1.1 using a /8 ?

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Re: also ICANN

.net should be at the top of the queue for being ignored.

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Want a new HDMI cable? No? Bad luck. You'll need one for HDMI 2.1

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Re: Why exactly do you need 8K on a home TV?

When playing FIFA on my TV I stand about 2 feet away*. I wonder if I'd spot the difference between 4k and 8k ( I've got the original PS4, so not even 4k yet )

* Why, you ask? I don't know. If you find out, please let me know.

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Re: Desire...

Just like 4k TV's have finally got all channels to provide a HD version, 8K adoption may convince companies to start broadcasting in 4k, so yes, get one please.

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Microsoft to rebuild Redmond campus, including cricket pitch

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Re: Who the hell really cares?

I did that his summer, it was great. Sitting in the sun, beer in hand, TMS in my ear talking about pigeons or cakes, cricket below. And an England win.

Wonderful.

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