* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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The Next Big Thing in Wi-Fi? Multiple access points in every home

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If Comcast's support people can control wifi following a script, surely software would be able to do a better job automatically?

Also Sky Q has mesh wifi using the miniboxes ( although I believe there's also a future plan to use powerline as a backhaul - the hardware supports it ).

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Google drops poker face, allows gambling apps on Play Store

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Re: How will that work?

I struggle to see how special chars make a difference:

eg: php:

$unbreakable_hash = crc32( 'salt' . $_POST['password'] );

There are no special chars afterwards.

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Bet365 doesn't have an Android app. I've wondered by - this presumably explains it.

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NEWSFLASH Now even science* says moneybags footballers are overpaid

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Re: Stop paying them anything at all.

If you can convince several tens of millions of people that they want to watch you climb that wall then you will be as rich as Neymar.

They are entertainers and the top ones are very bloody good at what they do.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

If you could just go and be a professional footballer, their pay would be considerably lower because of competition. Most people could go and be a nurse if so inclined, all they need is training.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

But that's a stupid comparison. He's comparing somebody who is near the top of their field with somebody who's an average nurse or junior doctor ( I assume ) .

If he were one of the top cardiologists in the world, he would see his pay rise commensurably. But he's not.

In the grand scheme of things, an average nurse is comparable with a league two player - better than most at what they do, but not so good at it that their skills are very rare.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

I know that, but the rule that you now have to pay two separate companies to watch all televised football was dreamed up by the EU.

I now have to subscribe to Sky and BT. As a bonus, I can't get 4k BT Sports on Sky and I couldn't get 4k Sky Sports on BT when I was with their TV service.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

Wow, four thumbs down for pointing out something that the EU did wrong. They really can do no evil in your blinkered eyes, can they?

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

If you don't like your pay, do something else. If you're getting more than money out of your job, consider it part of your renumeration.

Stop blaming the system for you choosing to earn less money than you could because you enjoy the work.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

We would need some sort of system to define what is useful. Perhaps how much other people are willing to pay for their services?

Hang on, that's the system we have now.

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Re: Ten grand a week?

I heard a rumour, I don't know if it's true, that Karl Oyston ( Blackpool FC's owner ) had the players contracts written so they were only paid during the football season.

It sounds believable for Oyston, but I don't know.

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Re: I'm sorry I read this now...

The chap in Nambia says your wage is obscene too.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

You can blame the EU for it actually. They insisted that football rights be split over two companies, which means you now have to get two subscriptions to watch all ( except 3pm on a saturday, for some reason) kickoffs.

I forgot about that wine advert - that was truly spectacular.

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Re: A can of worms has opened

It's certainly simpler. It's also simpler to work out what you're having for tea under socialism - nothing.

Finding black markets for food is a good pastime.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

Your subject should say: How to make people poorer because you're jealous of their income.

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Harry Kane gets more than 15k/week surely? That must be a typo.

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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

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Re: First they came...

That's a rather large leap there

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Re: Perpetual war for perpetual peace

Momentum members have been very active on the internet in the past few months, so I wouldn't necessarily assume that.

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New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung

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My Moto G4 supports facial recognition to log in. I don't use it because when I first tried to calibrate it ( show it my face ), I realised that holding the phone square to your face so it can "see" you is such a faff you might as well type in the bloody pin.

Holding your phone like that isn't how you hold your phone normally - you normally point it at the ceiling behind your head.

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Re: Wrong Place

Just don't let them follow you back.

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Brace yourselves, Virgin Media prices are going up AGAIN, people

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They've split up sky sports now so you can apparently buy a subscription per sport. I don't know the cost breakdown though.

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Re: Scratch the surface

But remember Virgin Megastores? They used to have a Dreamcast you could go and play on.

Virgin coke was shit though.

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Re: Is this to fund upgrades so they can fix the horrific congestion?

For what it's worth, I get the same as you describe with Sky's 80mbps package.

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Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse for the smart

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Re: Flat Earther

Same here

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Re: Full North British

In the north, it's got to be cumberland or lincolnshire sausages for a full english. Anything else is just being cheap or lazy.

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Re: Fried Bread? oh Gods no...

If you have room for chips, you're not eating enough meat.

( No fried bread? What's wrong with you man? )

Where's the black puddings? I could go on, but we'd fall out.

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Re: To taste

I ate in a chain pub a few months ago. They were serving the carvery on prison trays.

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Re: White pudding??????????

So it's a pile of oats and spices? What holds it together?

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Re: British Standard 3512 Breakfast

I'm disappointed to find there isn't an RFC on the subject.

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Re: The ideal full English

Peace and quiet?

I think you mean Sky Sports Sunday Supplement?

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Re: Proper Full English

Twinings do Assam or English Breakfast. Both excellent - I prefer the Assam.

It's basically builders tea but made with the actual tea leaves - not the twigs.

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Re: OK - here we go

Streaky bacon is only useful for pigs in blankets.

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Re: Get it right

People say English food is awful, but the good stuff is peasant food - just like in Italy.

Pudding, peas, chips and gravy - I challenge any country to rival that with their own peasant food ( expensive french restaurants need not apply ).

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Are you frying in vegetable oil? Lard may be your missing ingredient.

( Unfortunately SWMBO'd hates the smell of lard, which severely curtails the quality of our full englishes ).

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On a diet?

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Re: And for the days when a lighter meal might be considered

Leave the politics out of it. We're discussing something more important and more partisan than mere politics.

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Re: Proper Full English

Southern ponce. Up north we eat lead for breakfast.

( Obviously I meant plum, dunno where I got plumb from - perhaps full english cravings clouding my judgement )

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I'm also surprised by the popularity of poor quality sausages and beans. And the lack of black pudding on many lists.

What is this? France?

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Re: There has to be black pudding

Any sausage? Are you mad, Sir?

Cumberland or Lincolnshire sausages are surely the only choices.

Cumberland if you can get a proper butchers curly Cumberland sausage. If not, Lincolnshire is more reliable.

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Re: Hash browns... or fried potatoes

That's what the fried bread is for.

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Slices of bread aren't suitably large. You want an Oven Bottom ( a massive barmcake ).

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Plumb tomatoes cut through the fat of the fried bread, although brown sauce does the same job. I prefer both.

( Also you've got to make a sarnie out of fried bread by folding it in half and filling it with bacon sausage mushroom egg and tomato )

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You can scramble eggs in a frying pan - it's better too.

Although it has no place in a full english.

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Re: Proper Full English

You are quite simply, demonstrably wrong.

Unsmoked bacon

Fried eggs, runny yolk

Fried white bread

Cumberland sausage ( with you so far )

Mushrooms

Tinned plumb tomatoes

Brown sauce

Black pudding

Either English breakfast tea or if you're feeling exotic, a mug of coffee.

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After we ran our article about the fate of .sk, the nation of Slovakia flew into a rage. And now, here's part two...

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Re: A world going insane

If comments on The Times are any indication, it's paid members ( or volunteers ) of a group who are trying to flood comments with a particular viewpoint in order to make people believe that they are actually in a minority and are actually probably wrong.

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Re: "benefitting from something that you argue for ..."

How about when a large group of people inexplicably fawn over one particular set of scumbags and want the other group of scumbags to stay in business with them, no matter what?

Are they also scumbags?

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NASA lights humongous rocket that goes nowhere ... until 2019

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Re: 8 million pounds thrust

The Norris is a measure of force: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html

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Slapping crap bosses just got cheaper: Blighty's Supreme Court nixes tribunal fees

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Re: Some change was necessary

I think the only way it can be completely fair is if there's a screening process first - get your case past a judge before you're even allowed to raise the prospect of a court case with the potential defendant.

However that would be bloody expensive.

Maybe getting the case past a non-judge judge. If it fails you have to pay to go further, if not it's free?

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Southern awarded yet another 'most moaned about rail firm' gong

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Blame them for insisting the tax-payer funding non-jobs. Blame them for going on strike in order to maintain that. Blame them for withdrawing their labour because they don't like a political decision about who runs the trains rather than anything that actually concerns them as workers.

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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Maybe Firefox is better now, but Chrome was by far and away the best browser available for a number of years.

Switching back to find out if that is true is just too much hassle.

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