* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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We suck? No, James Dyson. It is you who suck – Bosch and Siemens

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Re: Bah!

We have a Dyson, it's great ( DC01 Animal ).

My only complaint is that it's a pain to clean the stairs with it. I'm not sure how it could be better except making the wand easier to hold without accidentally sliding the brush attachment into place, and the hose could be *much* longer so you can do more than three steps without having to balance the thing half way up the stairs.

I wonder if there are any hoovers that are better for cleaning the stairs.

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Re: Bah!

Hoovering a swimming pool, perhaps?

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Bacon can kill: Official

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So what they've actually done in the minds of everybody who reads this is downgrade the danger of cigarettes ( read: cigarettes are as dangerous as bacon ).

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TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

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Re: House of Commons Committee

Margaret Hodges

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We can't all live by taking in each others' washing

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Did you not get bored of CIF, with the same "points" being made over and over?

I have a theory that everybody on CIF is really a right-wing troll, using the caricature of the mythical CIF reader.

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Re: Not all exchanges are voluntary

Would burglary contribute to the velocity of money ( ie: transferring it from the burglee to the burglar ) ?

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Idiot

x7: I think you may feel more at home at The Guardian, where you can "discuss" various topics with like minded individuals ( ie: those that think the path to making the world a nicer place is murdering everybody who doesn't completely agree with you ).

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Crash this beauty? James Bond's concept DB10 Aston debuts in Spectre

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There's a middle ground between a 100k Aston and an £500 '98 Mondeo.

You can get plenty of power for very little money - for example a 15 year old Jaguar XKR would cost you about £5k and give you plenty of power for the job at hand ( they're 4.0/4.2 litre supercharged V8's ).

For the price difference, you could buy and body-kit twice as many as you need incase the odd one breaks down and still end up saving an outrageous amount of money.

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I wonder why they use real cars. You'd think they'd be able to take an old second hand reasonable car and stick a custom DB10 body kit on it. Aston and the film company could save a lot of money doing that.

It's not like making cars look a bit faster and sound better is beyond the wit of post-processing, I assume?

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Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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BBC unveils result of £100m Digital Media Initiative investment

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The Darleks sitcom spinoff turned out to be not as popular as the network had hoped

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Accidental homicide: how VoLTE kills old style call accounting

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As somebody whose mortgage was paid for many years by the development of IVRs for the adult premium rate industry, I think calling for the death of PRS is slightly excessive.

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Ireland moves to scrap 1 and 2 cent coins

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Can we do this, and also scrap £1 and £2 coins and introduce notes instead please?

I hate coins, but it's not really feasible to have 10p notes.

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Unless you're buying less than 10 litres of petrol, it makes no difference. Think of it as £10.89/10l.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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New viewing angle reducing privacy filter may be a little bit too secure

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Hipsters newest attempt to stand out, now standing desks are too mainstream

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Indianapolis man paints his ball every day – for FORTY YEARS

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Re: Darwin Awards Equivalant

He's a Guardian reader, I'm guessing.

They are exactly the same as Daily Mail readers except for a couple of minor points: they complain about the Daily Mail rather than the Guardia and they believe themselves to be the most righteous, generous, loving people in the world ( yet believe that anybody who doesn't agree with them should be brutally murdered ).

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Re: Darwin Awards Equivalant

I would argue that society is in fact being dumbed up.

This painted ball is presented as an odd-jobs hobby, yet competition large vegetable growing is considered a normal thing, because it's traditional.

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Ring Chime: Needy wireless doorbell or $30 bling t'ing?

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Re: Main problem round here

Whenever I see a doorbell, I usually press it and knock on the door - on the assumption that a lot of doorbells don't work.

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Is streaming pirate video legal? Europe's highest court will take a look

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Harming the interests

So if I stream a 3pm football match ( which aren't legally allowed to be televised in the UK ), then I'm in the clear because it doesn't harm the producers rights?

Clearly if the tickets are sold out and it's not on TV, there's no other way for me to pay to watch it, although that stupid law (3pm) should be abolished anyway.

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

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Re: So how many commenter use FB accounts?

It's by far the easiest solution for managing events ( eg: $sport match on saturday, whole team is invited, click the button if you're playing ).

I'm ~30, so pretty much all my friends are on it. The odd outlier can be reached by SMS, but facebook is so ubiquitous, that pretty much my whole social life revolves around being *organised* on facebook.

The main function of the service which seems to be moaning and taking pictures of food, I can live without, and is something to flick through while waiting for a doctors appointment, etc.

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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Re: Nuclear Power Generating

There is - from the diesel generators or coal power stations needed to provide variable load when the sun isn't shining and wind isn't blowing.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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New VR tech allows you to experience a forest from the comfort of your very own forest

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Dodgy amphetamines drive drug-crazed man on to pub roof

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Re: This is in the same class as Cannabis?

It's being debated in parliament on the 12th of October in response to a petition that got over 200k signatures.

I doubt anything could change, but if you're interested, write to your MP.

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Sky 'fesses up to broken fibre cables as cause of outage woes

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Re: Tie t'data ter whippet and send it up street wi cobbles on

I've never understood why northern is written like :

Tie t'data ter whippet and send it up street wi cobbles on

A more accurate interpretation would be:

Tie't data te't whippet an' send it up't street wi cobbles on.

The "t" replaces 'the' and is pronounced as though it is part of the previous word, eg: I'm going to't pub, pronounced "I'm going tert pub".

( Really pedantic, but this has annoyed me since I saw a Michael Macintyre northerner sketch )

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Re: @Kubla Cant

You are welcome to set up an ISP with redundant connectivity if you like. Nobody will buy it because it will cost an absolute fortune.

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On the lines of the whistle activated key fob, new "Did I remember to wear a bra?" tech may need refinement.

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The ONE WEIRD TRICK which could END OBESITY

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Re: craft it smaller

Australian hops are similar to US hops, presumably other parts of the world too, so we might see some recipes change, although apparently there's a massive lag before production can be increased due to having to grow new hop-trees ( or bushes or whatever they are ).

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Re: craft it smaller

The half pint ( in a pint glass, naturally ) is only useful when driving.

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

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Re: liability....

Actually ad blocking is more akin to turning up to the pictures 30 minutes ( or whatever, I've not been for years ) after the stated start time, in order to not have to watch the adverts.

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World finally ready for USB-bootable OS/2

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Re: Ahhh OS/2 Warp

The ATM at the top of my road ( in England ) did that last year - showing OS2 boot screen.

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Plods waste millions keeping their arses covered and ears open

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Last year my belt broke and I was going to be late for a train. Debenhams I thought - they'll be open and sell belts, so I grabbed the first reasonable looking thing I could find.

£27. Twenty seven of my finest English pounds for a belt.

I bought it because I was in such a rush. I haven't since found out what special features this belt has over any other black leather belt with a small metal buckle.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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The organic alternative to encrypting your laptop.

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Revealed: Who's really behind all those "I for one welcome our reptilian overlords" posts.

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The Australian equivalent of "The dog ate my homework".

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WinPhone community descends into CANNIBALISM and WOE

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Perhaps it is, but I have a feeling that most people who don't like it have never actually used one for more than a couple of minutes. Maybe I'm wrong, it's been known to happen.

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Have you owned one? They're really good ( except for the lack of apps ). I'm on my second ( Lumia 640XL bought last week, previously Lumia 820 bought two years ago ).

Hopefully the android compatibility will mean we can have the apps, as long as they don't ruin the rest of the system.

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Hats off to Nintendo’s platform supremo Super Mario Bros at 30

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Re: Mythical but not for all

I was always more of a Sonic fan than Mario, especially the later ones ( Sonic 2, 3 and Sonic & Knuckles ).

It's a shame that when Sonic went 3d the game was all about speed, which meant it was mostly just watching as the computer took over control all the time.

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BORN to HURL: Man's shoulders are head and shoulders above apes, gorillas, chimps etc

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Only the second empire counts. The first empire, we were just working things out.

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In the same way men are nurses, i.e.: a statistical anomaly.

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Re: Cricket vs. Baseball.

LBW is simple. If the ball was going to hit the wicket but you stop it with your leg ( rather than bat ), you're out.

If you want obscure rules, look up the Duckworth Lewis Method * for determining the winner in a short form match that has been cut short by rain.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duckworth%E2%80%93Lewis_method

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Re: Poo-flinging antics

God works in mysterious ways is the standard answer to that.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Re: Middle way is of course, as always, the right way.

I argue with that because there's no reason to ban them. If you're stood more than a yard away, you can't smell them, they don't release anything dangerous in to the air.

In Wetherspoons they're banned, so I just blow it down my Jumper. Nobody has ever noticed because there's nothing to notice. The only time I've been asked to stop is when I forgot about the stupid rule and I was using it openly at the bar.

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Re: Does anyone know...

Only the really cheap stuff from a market stall stinks. The good stuff ( which doesn't cost that much more ) doesn't. You might get a faint whiff of blackberry if you stand too close. Obviously that's likely in an aeroplane. I'm in favour of light touch regulation to get rid of the cheap rubbish stuff.

You might be right about the smoke detectors though ( although if you blow it down your jumper, it's dispersed by the time it comes back out - that's the technique I use in Wetherspoons where they are banned ).

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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I think a more reasonable figure is how long behind bars would somebody get for nicking a stack of CD's from HMV and selling them? I'd guess it would be a suspended sentence for a first offence?

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'I don't recognise Amazon as a bullying workplace' says Bezos

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He looks in that picture like Charlie Runkle ( the masturbating agent ) from Californication.

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Skills crisis? Not for long: More and more UK kids gain STEM quals

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Re: Not so good

We're pretty much on par with France GDP wise, so exchange rates mean we fluctuate between 5th and 6th.

Good news though, we're forecasted to be the biggest economy in Europe by 2030.

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Labour Party website DDoS'd by ruly democratic mob

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Re: I'd like to know..

I read somewhere he would fund it by printing money and calling it "QE for infrastructure" or something stupid like that.

I don't know if it's true or not, I cant't remember the source, but if it is, he's a lot more dangerous than I thought he was.

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Re: Ha

I thought he'd be great at first, but now I'm worried that he might accidentally get in to power.

I mean, I would look forward to the tories winning a few more terms, but imagine if he managed to get in!

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Re: As for the other candidates 'clubbing together'

He's not the best person, he couldn't even get the required number of nominations from the Parliamentary Labour Party without some members donating their vote to him to "widen the debate".

He'd be a disaster, and I say that as somebody who is gainfully employed and would like to stay that way.

He's only winning because the Unions want him. The vast majority of general election voters won't.

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