* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1557 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

'Repeal hate crime laws for free speech' petition passes 14k signatures

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"The phrase 'gas the Jews' contains a clear threat of incitement to carry out a seriously violent act,"

Fair enough, but does the dog have access to the necessary equipment to carry out said the atrocity? If so, the dog should have his collar felt too.

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Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

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Re: Parmo

Lucky bastards. I can't even convince Lancashire chip shops to sell me chips and scraps.

( It leads to some funny looks if you ask a young / foreign person for them though )

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Re: The problem here is bigger than one pub...

Bugger off, Fritz.

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Judging by the context I'm guessing WW2 was a typo and he's talking about the Treaty of Versailles.

That was a terrible punishment which obviously led to the rise of the Nazi's.

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We wouldn't be making war jokes if their grandads had fought harder*.

* With apologies to Jimmy Carr

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Are you saying that black people and jews are as bad as Nazi's?

You may not be aware, but the Nazi's are widely accepted to be bad eggs.

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Is it really the role of the state to regulate taste?

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Sky customer dinged for livestreaming pay-per-view boxing to Facebook

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Re: THAT Price for one View?

@Alistair

You're probably right. I do remember one of the best fights I ever saw was two women on a PPV undercard (they were batshit mental).

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Re: THAT Price for one View?

It's not a single boxing match - it's a night of boxing.

There are usually a good few fights on the undercard ( fought before the main fight ). Sometimes these end up being more enjoyable than the main fight itself.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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Re: Where are the women in tech jobs?

Whatever the reason for them enjoying different things, that doesn't change the fact that they actually and definitely do enjoy different things.

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Re: Where are the women in tech jobs?

For the same reason that more women become nurses than men, more men watch sport and more women watch Strictly Come Dancing - men and women enjoy different things.

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Parliamentary 'puters made 30k tries to procure pr0nz last year

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Re: Security testing

I used to work for an adult firm.

Accessing the administration panel in a semi-emergency from a motorway service station was a nightmare due to content filtering, pre widespread 3G.

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The only example I can think of is that owners of pornographic websites are constituents of MP's too.

I'm not sure exactly what that case would be in that situation, but it shouldn't be the parliamentary authorities place to decide whether there's a case for accessing that material or not. It's not a traditional employer / employee relationship.

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Obviously MP's shouldn't be looking at porn in their offices, but is it really the parliament authorities job to filter the traffic at all? When MP's in the chamber are exempt from laws such as libel, is it really appropriate to be filtering the internet to their office?

There are presumably legitimate ( although presumably rare ) reasons for an MP to be looking at legal but inappropriate material too.

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Least realistic New Year’s resolution ever: Fix Facebook in 365 days

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Re: Facebook is a reflection of society...

Just block the people who post crap.

For example the number of friends I've unfollowed because of their public lovey-dovey posts to their significant other is quite high.

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Stop fucking about and make the newsfeed show posts in chronological order. Don't do anything until you've done that and stop doing things after that.

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Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi

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Re: Doesn't seem too bad

But less valuable. Keeping communists out of government is significantly more valuable than being able to watch cat videos on the tube.

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Danger! High voltage: German customs bods burn half-tonne of weed in power station

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Re: "Kraut" ? really ? in the 21st century ? after 70 years ?

You've just written an essay, with references, telling us that we shouldn't call Germans by a (now lighthearted ) nickname, of which I'm sure they have their own for us. And the *readers* of your post should grow up a bit?

Don't be such a Nancy.

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Re: "Kraut" ? really ? in the 21st century ? after 70 years ?

maybe "too much" for Americans?

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Ey-up, mardy Rochdale council has dropped plans for ban on swearing. Thank f$ck!

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You can stick your grammar up your arse, along with your fancy London ways.

"It's shite" is a perfectly acceptable usage - A northerner.

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Re: Simple solution

Can't do that. More government is always better. More rules are always better.

If we ban or inconvenience cars from areas of dubious utility, people certainly won't drive a bit further to more useful places - they'll spend 2 hours on the bus to potter around the charity shops.

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We also change singular/plural at a whim. "'e were 6 foot tall."

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Can we get rid of local councils yet?

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Oh good, half of Defra's Brexit projects involve IT

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It's on my todo list to eventually bid for one of these government IT contracts, deliver on time, on ( massively inflated ) budget and get made Prime Minister, Chancellor and King as a reward for the first person to successfully to put a basic CRUD interface on an SQL database through a government IT contract.

Seriously though, can somebody in the know tell me why government find IT contracts so hard? I'm not buying the "they're useless" line, as it applies to every body of every government. There's clearly a structural problem. What is it?

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Cloud-building alien space rays altered Earth's climate – boffins

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Re: In what universe is this hard science?

Climate science is exempt from the scientific method.

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Twitter's not dreaming of a white supremacist Xmas: Accounts nuked

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I agree. The Guardian doesn't run pieces which agree with reality. Again that's their right. Nobody is forcing you to buy it ( which is why it's thankfully running out of money ).

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One more credit insurer abandons Maplin Electronics

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Re: Don't Panic, All is Not Lost

CPC have an Argos style shop in Preston. I bought my first Pi from them a few years ago.

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Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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Re: Belief and Lies?

Stop apologising for The Guardian.

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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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