* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1481 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

Wales gives anti-vaping Blockleiters a Big Red Panic Button

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And a button next to the button, to shame people who haven't washed their hands into doing so. And a hand sanitiser for that. And another button...

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Re: Anonymous? Really?

If they wanted to be reasonable, they could just have a bus shelter in the car park for smokers. Most people would use it.

If the alternative is to walk hundreds of yards, away the protection from wind of the building, people will just carry on smoking where they like.

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Re: Vaping is harmless

No studies have shown that second hand vaping is at all harmful, so I think "harmless" is reasonable.

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I would also ignore if I was smoking. Although I'd blow the smoke in the direction of the button presser.

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I assume being a hospital there will be hand sanitiser next to the button? If not, why not? It's a hospital.

There needs to be a full public inquiry into who didn't think to put the sanitiser next to the button.

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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

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Good

Good. This is why I don't buy android phones. I've got a windows phone at the minute, and while it's good, I'd prefer Android if it didn't have the flaws listed in the article.

Having said that, Windows updates aren't as frequent as expected.

It's the one thing I miss about IOS - all supported devices get upgraded at the same time, by the OS author ( rather than the foot dragging third party phone manufacturer ).

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FFS, Twitter. It's not that hard

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Ban politics

Somehow ban all politics from twitter. It leads to the stupid inane discussions that motivate people to get behind causes they know nothing about.

"That 140 character description of a government policy makes it sound really bad, I'm going to moan at my friends!!1!"

Those of us with an attention span long enough to read newspaper articles are bored of twitter.

Yours faithfully.

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.

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NHS e-prescription service goes TITSUP: Problems since Monday

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Re: Curate's egg.

I find it completely bizarre that prescriptions have to be signed by a GP every month ( or weekly in the case of one of SWMBO's meds ).

Surely the GP should sign once per year, or whatever. Do you do anything other than "This is still allowed, I'll sign" ?

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Mine are fine, but SWMBO's ( same doctor and chemist as me ) are pot luck. Sometimes they get printed to the doctors, sometimes the chemists, so she still has to phone up and ask where it's gone.

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: FFS STOP!!!

Also, I can't imagine cornish pasties being big on the continent, being in mind they eat completely different foods ( paella, horrible sausages, frogs, whole birds, pasta )

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AWS blames 'latent bug' for prolonging Sydney EC2 outage

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I'm surprised it's not solid state in this day and age.

Spring powered breakers sounds very steampunk.

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

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I'd be concerned to use this, seeing as MS have a tendency to get bored of things.

Or rename them ( Windows 10, no, not the Windows one, the one that was based on FreeBSD ).

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EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: Dear Disgusted

Re: disinterested

Good point, not sure how that slipped past my internal grammar nazi.

Maybe it's the affect of the lack of sleep effecting my thought processes ;)

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If somebody is so disinterested to register 90 minutes before the deadline, there's bugger all chance of them turning up at the polls in the first place.

And even less chance of them having bothered to consider their opinion for more than 30 seconds.

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I wouldn't put it past a group of anti-referendum activists paying for a DDOS so they could throw the result into question.

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'MongoDB ate my containers!'

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What's the solution then? Does Mongo support locking?

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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

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If it wasn't for the French ( both in 1776 and 1814 ) you'd be British.

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2-0? When you were pushed back to the Canadian border and our navy sailed down the Hudson and burned down the Whitehouse in 1814?

Britain and her colonies won that war, but due to commitments fighting Napoleon, felt that defending any gained territory wouldn't be feasible considering we were fighting an actual war against a great power in Europe,

Even in the revolutionary war, you only won with French help.

Or is that like when you won 1-1 at football?

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Re: "leaving Britain to fight alone as the only remaining power against the axis powers."

The Eastern Front was neutral - Germany and Russia were on the same side until 1941.

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We finished paying them back in 2006. Despite the fact that your congress decided to wait until we were on our own in 1941, then screwed us over with lend-lease because we had no other option.

It was Americas policy to end Pax Britannia since the 1800's. WW2 was how they finally got their way by leaving Britain to fight alone as the only remaining power against the axis powers. Then they swooped in once we were on our knees, but not before.

Obviously USA had to step in before Britain was invaded, otherwise they would have no opportunity to attack the Axis powers, except through Africa and defeating the NAZI's was in their own interests.

Plus attempting to screw us over on the Manhatten project ( taking our research with an agreement to share back anything you learned, but then refusing to do so until we had built a nuclear power plant to generate our own fissile materials .

If that's not a series of dickish things to do, I don't know what is.

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Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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If you're talking about real ales, they do contain Co2. They're just not force-carbonated ( by pressure ).

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The hops have antiseptic properties, which is why India Pale Ale was heavily hopped - so it could survive the long voyage to India.

Apparently those properties are strong enough that you don't have to pre-boil hops to sterilise when dry-hopping ( which is when you add some hops to an already fermenting beer in order to add aroma ).

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If you've ever drank in a pub that can't be arsed cleaning their pipes every week, you'll know that's not true.

( You're supposed to clean beer lines every week, or maybe every two, I can't remember )

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When the beer is brewed, there is a fair bit of Co2 in suspension. Not enough for drinking, but probably enough to cause fobbing.

( I make my own beer, so I know the process. I've had endless problems with fobbing between my refridgerated cornie's and tap, I'm sure these guys know what they're doing though - I was just asking what )

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Re: How many pints?

€300k seems cheap too. Is that accurate?

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What about the beer warming as it travels, causing it to expel the CO2? It'll come out the pipe as a flat, frothy mess, surely?

Or will they all extract the CO2 first?

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Presumably pump beer line cleaner through it every so often ( every week? ).

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England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss

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Re: Tidal?

My understanding is that it's incredibly expensive and the greens are opposed ( because fish, or something ).

From the governments perspective, why bother spending billions on a tiny amount of generation if both sides ( green and non-green ) are going to moan about it?

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Computerised stock management? Nah, let’s use walkie-talkies

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Re: sounds familiar

Your shirt problem - have a butchers at itailor.com - the shirts are a decent quality and made to measure. Much cheaper than a highstreet tailor. Delivery costs are a bastard though.

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I'm led to believe that wide feet is an English (British?) trait.

Before globalisation, shoes for Englishmen were made to fit our paddles. Once things started to be made for the whole world, including feminine Italian feet, compromises were made on width.

I'm sure most readers will have the same problems, I know I do.

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Winston Churchill glowers from Blighty's plastic fiver

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Re: For most of us

Was that a sly brexit joke, or bad sums?

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Brits don't want their homes to be 'tech-tastic'

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Re: Show me the money

If those robot mowers weren't a grand, I'd buy one. I can't believe they're so expensive.

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Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

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I'm right though.

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Why is it that lefties always use the phrase "oh dear"?

( I assume you're a leftie due to your unnecessary and condescending use of "oh dear" )

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Re: The facepalm is strong in this one

The EU's democracy is odd. It's undemocratic in some areas, and overly democratic in others. So pretty much the only things that ever get done are the stupid things like telling us we can't use fast boil kettles anymore.

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Germany would be the exception. I get the impression that they are more like us than their neighbours, but they've been buggered by geography.

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Something the author should consider is the fact that most British people (myself included) don't consider themselves european.

We don't speak a latin language. We make few rules but we stick to them, unlike continentals who make many rules and ignore the ones they don't like.

There are more differences than similarities. We just happen to share a continental shelf.

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

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Re: Careful what you wish for

To be fair, what would likely happen is you'd think that I'll enjoy this for a while, get comfortable and never really get around to it.

Freelance work during the other 7 hours would be good though - get paid twice and keep the CV up to date.

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One ad-free day: Three UK to block adverts across network in June

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Re: move will "revolutionise" mobile advertising

Same here - I removed El Reg from my whitelist when they started doing that.

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Re: move will "revolutionise" mobile advertising

No "new mail icon" at the bottom of mobile apps.

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Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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This isn't news. I have a single 123-reg registered domain and I was emailed about this months ago.

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British cops to film you with 59k body-worn cameras by end of year

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Re: I hope not...

I was on a night out one night, a friend of mine was attacked by four men. He was despatching with the fourth when the police turned up. As they saw him winning, they arrested him. The next day, the CCTV exonerated him for any assault or whatever charges.

That night one of the PO's got his truncheon out because I asked to see his serial number ( he'd removed it ). Another tried to twist my arm around my back and arrest me when I tapped him gently on the arm to get his attention.

Anyway they did my mate for being 'drunk and disorderly' in the van ( obviously no witnesses ).

After that night I lost all trust in the police. Unfortunately it was before videocameras were part of mobiles.

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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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