* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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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: Bravo madam!

Who? Me?

We have a left wing government. A government which does not believe in the invisible hand of the free market is left wing.

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Holmes

This was the environmentalists plan all along. They weren't after our cars, they were after our beer.

( Boffin icon because I've cracked their plot )

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We have a left wing government which is trying to encroach on the centre ground between it and the far left opposition, what do you expect?

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All that build up and London bloody Pride?

A shandy drinkers idea of what a northern beer should taste like.

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Smyte users not smitten with Twitter: APIs killed minutes after biz gobble

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IT Angle

Ignoring Twitter being twats ( too many tweets make a twat, and all that ) but if your code doesn't fail gracefully when a third party service fails, that's on you.

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

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Re: Stream the schools not the children

"Firstly any testing advantages the upper to middle classes who can afford to cram the test (and all tests can)."

So it accurately advantages children who will either work hard, or be forced to work hard by the parents, at the expense of children ( or parents ) that cannot be arsed.

Absent a better solution ( there aren't any ), this is a good solution.

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Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally

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Re: He started a new life

My guess is people who couldn't make the grade as a doctor?

I'd imagine the money is good. It better had be for that job.

( Paris, because oral )

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Strip Capita of defence IT contract unless things improve – Brit MPs

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Re: Why stop at defence?

That's why Gove should have been shuffled from the Ministry of Allotments to the MOD.

(Mines the one with Dig For Victory in the pocket)

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That's a very well disguised button, thanks.

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Re: post icons

*put icons on posts

( The obvious answer now is that the poster should be able to English )

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What is the requirement for being able to icons on posts?

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Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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A more generous alternative.... reading....of....the....situation would be that 24/7 cryptomining is creating a market for renewables as it is working .... to .... reduce ..... the difference in consumption between peak and non-peak ............ consumption.

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Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

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Re: More job displacement, yay

Be careful there. The party line is that big business wanted to leave the EU against the interests of the workers, not the other way around.

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Kepler finds three Earth-sized exoplanets, but they're too hot to handle

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If either of those places don't have venomous spiders or giant rats that will punch you, they sound like an upgrade on Australia.

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Have to use SMB 1.0? Windows 10 April 2018 Update says NO

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Re: So for a while now...

I'm sure that the program you are using to randomly capitalise your words has a linux compatible alternative.

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Re: "...running naked down the street while singing a variety of ribald rugby songs..."

I played at prop forward for many a year.

And now I'm fuck ugly with cauliflower ear.

They moved me to hooker 'coz my propping had sunk

But no-one pays money for a fat ugly c*nt.

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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Fish is far too close to vegetables for my taste. I think I'll have some veil.

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VPNFilter router malware is a lot worse than everyone thought

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Re: TP-Link MR200

Perhaps they were using years old CSS that relied on unofficial extensions, eg: -x-mozilla-something. I'm guessing Edge has it's own x-edge-whatever

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

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Re: If only I could pay

I ad-block El Reg because of those awful background adverts that you always manage to click accidentally. I'd happily whitelist El Reg if somebody tells me they don't do those anymore.

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Britain's new F-35s arrive in UK as US.gov auditor sounds reliability warning klaxon

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Re: I wonder...

After the last official flight of the Vulcan, I was in a huddle on a sports pitch pitch listening to the pre-match team talk bollocks and one flew about 100ft over our heads. It was amazing. I assume it was flying to the scrapyard.

"Heads on! It's only a fucking plane" said the coach to the whole team who were staring at it. Bellend.

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At last: Magic Leap reveals its revolutionary techno-goggles – but wait, there's a catch

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Re: Fertilizer?

"if it looks like it, smells like it, and tastes like it, don't step in it"

Why not? In for a penny, in for a pound.

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Smart bulbs turn dumb: Lights out for Philips as Hue API goes dark

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They still work over wifi without the internet connection.

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Re: Standards

Hue uses an open standard - Zigbee.

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Although I do love my Hue bulbs, it would be great if I could upgrade all my non-hue rooms with a hue compatible switch ( with an optional trailing edge dimmer, why not ).

Hue uses Zigbee, so could it be tricked into supporting the switches as though they are bulbs?

Edit: it seems they are coming this year: https://huehomelighting.com/hue-compatible-light-switches-coming-this-year/

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Re: it went very wrong

Seconded. I love my hue bulbs.

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No lie-in this morning? Thank the Moon's gravitational pull

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Isn't the human circadian rhythm ~ 25 hours? If I'm right, why? Surely it should be shorter than 24, not longer?

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UK's first transatlantic F-35 delivery flight delayed by weather

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Re: Remember the war

Land lease ( land lease, land lease )

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Does anybody know the route they will take over Britain when they get here?

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: Hmm...

I have noticed an increase in emails from Linkedin over the past few years about things like synergising agile blue sky thinking

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Re: M$ evil tactic: Embrace, extend, and extinguish

I think it's hilarious that you provide a list of companies that we should apparently avoid, but link to a book on Amazon.

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New UK drone laws are on the way – but actual Drones Bill still in limbo

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Re: > What is a "drone" when it comes to this legislation? How is one defined?

Is the word "joke" also defined in law?

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Re: > What is a "drone" when it comes to this legislation? How is one defined?

Is "aircraft" defined as man made?

Because if not, you could if you wanted, include homing pigeons in that.

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Are you concerned that your homing pigeons will be caught under the new regulations?

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

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My hope is, like an escaped/stray dog, they will find another car and follow that home instead.

Mummy can we keep it?

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Amazon can't or won't collect sales tax in Australia

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There are services that offer a local address in various countries and then forward parcels to you, for this very reason.

Obviously you'd be paying shipping for both legs, plus a delivery markup.

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Meet the real spin doctors: Scientists tell H2O to chill out so they can separate isomers

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Re: Ice cold and refreshing: H2OMG!

Is H2OMG! already brand? If not it should be.

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Cold call bosses could be forced to cough up under new rules

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What's the point? The calls come from abroad from different (random?) phone numbers:

One I get regularly is: [5 seconds of silence] "Hello?"

But there is literally no solution to that short of an international police investigation, which is clearly infeasible for what it is.

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A Reg-reading techie, a high street bank, some iffy production code – and a financial crash

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That's QA's fault, not the programmer. The programmer will make mistakes, it's QA's job to find them.

Eg: I know Dave's total exposure, does this match ( or is the dev looking at the wrong set of figures - eg: including non-current exposure, for instance ).

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Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS

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Re: Boom!

I recently googled how to rescue a set of NI-CD drill battery and saw a lot of people suggesting a similar thing. I thought "that sounds like a good plan with no danger of fiery death".

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Assuming the A120 is a national speed limit dual carriageway, 85 isn't enough for a driving ban. I drive at 95 on motorways regularly, safely below the cut-off for a driving ban.

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Church of England will commune with God for you via Amazon's Echo

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Re: 42

A really odd cult, whose main tenant is ignoring the fact that HHGTTG is awful.

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You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

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A few months ago I felt the embarrassment equivalent to buying a porn pass at a newsagent.

I wanted to fill my rugby boots with newspaper so they would dry out between matches. I went to my local newsagent and (stupidly) said "What's your cheapest paper? I want to fill my boots".

I got a very dirty look and the bloke behind the counter suggested the Star.

( Fortunately I realised my mistake before I left )

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Re: What's next?

Whatever you do, don't film it!

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Brit water firms, power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m, peers told

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Re: If you've got a margin of £1m, that security investment is significantly more expensive

A few million is nothing if you have a margin of billions. It's more expensive to you if you have a margin of millions.

The sterling figure is the same, the affordability is different.

I'm not defending them, I'm pointing out the bleeding obvious.

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I think the point is that if you've got a margin of £1bn, you can invest a few million in security and it not be a problem. If you've got a margin of £1m, that security investment is significantly more expensive.

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UK digital committee fumes: You didn't answer our questions, Facebook. (Psst. EU. Pass 'em on)

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Re: Easy to find out...

If nothing else, that'll get Corbyn to un-delete his Facebook account.

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Re: Guess what!

As Tim Warstall, formerly of this parish, has pointed out, that's because the EU makes our laws for us - why would Zuck bother getting a bollocking from people who have no power.

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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Why?

IPV6 is shit. That's why.

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You know me, I don't know you: Hospital reportedly raps staff for peeking at Ed Sheeran data

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Re: Sheeran?

His ailment is clear to anybody with eyes.

If he didn't want it to be known, there are products available from reputable manufacturers such as Schwarzkopf.

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