* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1388 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

Urika-ka-ka-ka! Cray unveils open source big data box

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Re: Oh yeah....

She's football crazy

She's football mad

I can't think of a footballer

Ulrika hasn't had

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Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

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Re: Which way will a new Bond lean?

The Fall

Good series that.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: Stock it up

I switched to vaping and felt so much more healthy that there's no need to go through the struggle of quitting. Maybe one day, but it's not on my todo list.

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Anybody know if this will affect mix-your-own stuff?

I buy 7.2% nicotine, flavourings and aqueous glycol because it's cheaper. I've just bought £90's worth just in case, but will I be able to buy the super-strong nicotine liquid to mix into my own normal-strength liquid?

I'm not sure, because the super-strong nicotine isn't really e-cig liquid on its own.

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Google Chrome deletes Backspace

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Re: Don't care about backspace

I'm using a full-size Mac keyboard right now. It has a delete key.

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It happens sometimes on fake text inputs, where JS handles key strokes. It's quite rare, but it's a pain in the arse when it happens.

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BBC's Britflix likely dead before the ink has even dried on the news

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Re: re: Government representation on the board

I would like to see the end of the BBC, but if we're going to stick with it, it should be governed better.

Could do with fixing the liberal bias too, but to do that would mean replacing the Guardian reading staff at every level.

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Bloody Wittingdale. If he'd stood firm on Government representation on the board, they could have prevent self-serving nonsense like this.

Surely a strong reformer would have been a better choice for the Ministry of Fun, given the charter renewal.

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Peer tables motion to kill vaping rules

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Fantastic news.

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First ATM malware is back and badder than ever

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Re: OS/2 FTW

There's still one at the top of my road ( in England ).

I saw the boot screen last summer.

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Remember when gov.uk said it would give big biz contracts to SMEs?

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Re: Like all statistics, they are biaised on the authors viewpoint...

Would it be beneficial to have a tiered approach to the process, so amounts under say £2m but over the threshold get less (but some) scrutiny?

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Bots half all web traffic

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It's clearly not.

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And in TV fiction, they like to say that tor is ~90% of the internet.

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EU commish: We smacked down O2/Three but we didn't take it 'lightly'

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If Ofcom refused, I wouldn't mind so much. It hasn't got anything to do with the EU.

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I don't understand why this isn't a decision for national regulators? It doesn't affect anybody outside the UK.

Is it because they'd they'd rather O2 remained owned by a continental company? Would they allow it if Telefonica bought 3.

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Curiosity find Mars' icecaps suck up its atmosphere

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So Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids?

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Spying on you using fake social media profiles: One Scots council could

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disgusted_of_Tunbridge_Wells

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I'm sure they'd happily use this if they believed they could prove you put your bins out the night before collection rather than before 7:30 on the day of.

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Ireland's international tech sector bumps up against language barrier

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I was trolling a bit ( and look at my creation! :) )

But I'm partially serious. English is by far the most understood language around the world. If an Norwegian bloke bumps into a Thai bloke, they're more likely than not going to be speaking English.

It seems very odd to me that in this globalised age, we aren't even trying to move toward formally addressing the main thing that stops people in different countries being able to communicate. English is by far and away the easiest answer.

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it strikes me that the main barrier to trade with Europe is language. If the EU's goal is a true single market, then it should surely standardise English as a first language in every country of the union.

Alternative languages now are just sentimentality. It doesn't really matter if Italian kids are taught Italian in history classes, does it?

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I'm in, says insolvency expert, grabs chair on board of Dragons’ Den star's firm

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She pissed me off. Willing to invest in companies because they were ran by women with a sob story. It's not X-Factor for gods sake.

And that Blonde South African woman, with her must be organic and gluten free nonsense.

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Not the worst ever "Dragon", but definitely the most smug. The earlier ones were the best ( although you can keep that American one, given his recently uncovered proclivities ).

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Did Spotify hire Alan Partridge to run its Netflix-style video push?

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Fleetwood Macs

Watch members of Fleetwood Mac trawl through Fleetwood market for bargain raincoats.

Doors With The Doors

See the antics of The Doors as they take up apprenticeships in carpentry.

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Ireland's tax arrangements are as clear as a pint of Guinness

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Re: Just get rid of corporation tax / Karl Marx

The take I got from reading his Communist Manifesto was that if arguments are weak, repeat them regularly.

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Re: Just get rid of corporation tax

It's impossible though.

If a right-wing government did it, it'd be called "handouts for billionaires".

If a left-wing government did it, they would be called red-tories.

If Karl Max himself did it, he'd be accused of selling out to the interests of big business.

Remember, there's always somebody more left wing, more virtuous than you. If you're thinking of doing something sensible, make sure you think twice.

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Wasps force two passenger jets into emergency landings

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Re: I'm torn...

Australia was created by the old testament god, most of the rest of the world new testament.

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Review legacy code: Waking dragons is risk worth taking, says Trainline ops head

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Re: Business model?

I believe this does that:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/split-cheap-train-tickets/?utm_source=CRM_V21Oct2014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=solus_TicketySplit

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Devs claim charger uses 'photosynthesis' power battery charger

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Yes, I mixed up mAh and kWh

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Yep. I have my units wrong.

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Assuming 2kwh phone battery capacity, they can produce 6kwh/day, from a single plant?

Surely shome mishtake? That sounds very high to me.

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Engineer uses binary on voting bumpf to flag up Cali election flaws

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Re: He's wrong, of course. The system would fall apart within minutes..

It wouldn't be democracy. It would be organised pressure groups exerting undue influence over decision making.

Imagine this in the UK: The greens table a motion to ban fossil fuels and spend a trillion pounds on windmills. Every single Greenpeace ( and 38 degrees, etc ) supporter would vote yes. Most of everybody else wouldn't bother turning up to the polling station. It would probably pass.

We'd have tyranny from a minority. The opposite of democracy.

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Ireland's tech sector fears fallout of Brexit 'Yes' vote

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Who says the euro wouldn't also tank if Britain left.

The GDP of the EU would drop by over 16% overnight and Germany would potentially lose its third largest export market.

It could potentially fall further than sterling, seeing as the EU is being held together with gaffa tape, at the periphery.

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Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

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Bootloader?

SystemD has its own bootloader now? Or is that a mistake in the article.

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

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They specifically *aren't* allowed to market them as smoking cessation aids, so they don't.

We can ban e-cigs indoors at the same time that we ban perfume, aftershave, both wearing and not wearing deodorant and bad-breath.

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You could write the same about caffeine

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Larry Ellison's Brit consortium in 'advanced talks' to buy Aston Villa

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Re: Has he thought this through?

I doubt that's true. Part of the due diligence would presumably include the risks, of which relegation would surely have been listed.

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Minimum three per seat?

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I feel the need to defend myself now - my dad grew up in Salford but moved away before I was born. I grew up watching them on TV and in pubs with him. My favourite childhood memories are of that. I think I've got a reasonable excuse to support them.

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I'm not from Tunbridge Wells.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disgusted_of_Tunbridge_Wells

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" I see no downside to that especially with all the upset United fans who don't know or have ever known what it's like to lose."

I'm a United fan, and the lowest point in my football watching life was probably getting knocked out of the champions league by Rosenberg, or somebody. We're not built for this kind of torment.

But good point on the TV money. My point was that Newcastle could fill a 70k seater stadium most weeks ( assuming a title challenge ) and sell all the shirts that go with that. I don't know that Villa could do that. Thinking globally, you're probably right though.

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I wonder if a club like Newcastle wouldn't be a better option. They're are underachievers, but could still stay up and have probably enough fans to support a super-team ( unlike, say, Man City, who are the definition of nouveau riche ). Doesn't Ashley want out too?

Villa though? Odd choice.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS

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Re: Priorities?

I'm not anti-systemd, I think init was awful.

However NTP is a solved problem and was solved before systemd was a glint in the postmans eye.

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123-reg still hasn't restored customers' websites after mass deletion VPS snafu

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Poor bloke. I know he fucked up, but can you imagine being this guy and having your mistake broadcast onto the internet twice a day?

Plus companies are going to be on the lookout for anybody with "xxxx-2016 123-reg sysadmin" on their CV's for a while.

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Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

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Re: Once again, a clear demonstration that a belief

For a club the size of Ross County FC, there a better than even chance that the whole IT department also happens to be the left-back for the first team.

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

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Re: So the good news is....

Apparently The Guardian will run out of cash in about five years, so the UK newspaper industry could become a lot less extreme by 2020 or so.

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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

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My beard's primary role is as a second-chin concealer

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UK web host 123-Reg goes TITSUP, customer servers evaporate

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Re: So who should I host with?

Xen Europe misplaced my VM a few years ago

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Linux command line mistake 'nukes web boss'S biz'

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Re: It's fake

"Look what this chump did, buy our backup product"

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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

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Re: Alternatively...

Just bounce the mail. Set the bounce message to "dunno who you wanted, email mail@the.firm"

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Nice, fuck up his life. Way to go.

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