* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1559 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

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?

Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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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? ).

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

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Re: Which way will a new Bond lean?

The Fall

Good series that.

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.

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.

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.

Peer tables motion to kill vaping rules

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Fantastic news.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Curiosity find Mars' icecaps suck up its atmosphere

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

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.

Ireland's international tech sector bumps up against language barrier

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Re: @ disgustedoftunbridgewells

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?

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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

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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