* Posts by Aladdin Sane

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I've got a verbal govt contract for Hyperloop, claims His Muskiness

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Re: Please complete this sentence Elon:

It's more a Shelbyville idea.

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User filed fake trouble tickets to take helpful sysadmin to lunches

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Re: gives said bored housewife the bill.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

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Re: I've seen this plot before.

It involved a hard drive.

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Paris Hilton

I've seen this plot before.

In a special interest movie. That I was watching for research.

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US Homeland Sec boss has snazzy new laptop bomb scanning tech – but admits he doesn't know what it's called

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Re: Nerd?

On my first reading I assumed it was done in a light-hearted fashion.

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CT

Counter Terrorism.

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They say we're too mean to Microsoft. Well, how about this... Redmond just had a stonking year. And only 8% tax. Whee!

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Re: Taxed on sales

Like VAT?

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Re: Stinking vs Stonking

Thank you for reminding me of this

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Re: Tax rebates?

They're legally obligated to their shareholders to apply for the tax rebate.

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Truck spills slimy load all over Oregon road – drivers slip in eel slick

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Everyone who understood the first comment, read the second one in the voice of Teal'c.

What's worse is that I now say it how he says it.

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Indeed

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Grow a spine

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: More high earning radio stars than tv.

The timeframe covered would also include his work on Top Gear.

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Re: We’re now managing a situation we didn’t want

If Casualty wanted more realism, half the staff should quit every year.

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Re: We’re now managing a situation we didn’t want

Bit harsh. The BBC employs some fine actors...

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Re: What's interesting

Top Gear IS produced by the BBC.

In other news, seems like Wiki are begging again.

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What's interesting

Is the people not listed - Matt LeBlanc isn't on the list, which suggests he's paid by the commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Re: Clacks

All messages will start with GNU Terry Pratchett.

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Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

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Fracking toasters

Anybody else think the top LED slot looks Cylonesque?

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Re: Once it is able

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

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Disneyland to become wretched hive of scum and villainy

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Re: In theory, sounds like a great place!

That's Darth Binks to you.

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SeaWorld?

Seriously?

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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

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Ad supported or freemium?

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Re: I hope he manages to pull it off.

That would currently be the EU.

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Re: We are not numbers. I'm not a statistic

John McAfee hasn't been involved with the shiteware that bears his name since 1994, and sold his last stock in the company in 1996. Since 2010, the company has been owned by Intel.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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As the late, great Bill Hicks said

"By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you."

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Re: Aren't ads supposed to entertain?

No, they're meant to sell you a product/service.

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Re: This is a good thing

Women are under-represented in STEM careers. Showing girls playing with stereotypically boys toys (Lego and Meccano for example) can encourage them to work in fields that aren't traditionally seen as feminine. Same goes for boys who may want to work in traditionally female dominated fields.

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One-quarter of UK.gov IT projects at high risk of failure

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At least it's not a piss up in a brewery.

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Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

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Re: Women Linux Lord ?

Down with this sort of thing

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Re: Women Linux Lord ?

You could submit shite kernel code to Linus

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Set your alarms for 2.40am UTC – so you can watch Unix time hit 1,500,000,000

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Re: If you've mastered that sort of power plant the universe is, indeed, yours.

EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE.

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Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts

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Re: To quote...

Can't argue with that (since I want to keep my arms attached).

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Why did PETA get involved?

Surely the Coalition for the Liberation of Itinerant Tree-dwellers were better suited for this?

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Wi-Fi firm Purple sneaks 'community service' clause into its T&Cs

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Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Hubris has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humour.

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Apparently it mentions that a random commentard has been made our alien overlord and should be feared - any idea who it could be?

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Re: Nothing new here.

IIRC, Purple provide WiFi in a lot of places, like shopping centres. The shopping centre and tenants would probably like a sneak at the data for things like targeted advertising and crowd flow tracking.

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I do community service

By not letting my sanity snap.

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Sleuths unearth 'Panic Mode' in Android, set off by mashing back button

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I'll make a note of that.

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DON'T PANIC

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Good news: Samsung's Tizen no longer worst code ever. Bad news: It's still pretty awful

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Re: Google's become much more prescriptive about Android's look/behaviour

Because Touchwiz is fucking awful.

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Slower US F-35A purchases piles $27bn onto total fighter jet bill

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Re: and yet...

Defence conglomerates will always find a way to make money, don't you fret.

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BlackBerry taking action to fix 'pop-out' screen – namely more glue

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Glue?

Everybody knows that if it moves and it shouldn't, then gaffer tape is needed. If it doesn't move and it should then WD40.

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'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale

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Re: Oracle treating employees badly?

Upvote just for the J.R. Hartley reference.

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Dental app startup drama: Two attack websites and a lawsuit

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Re: at the High Court

Depends how much Nitrous Oxide was used.

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Ubuntu Linux now on Windows Store (for Insiders)

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Obligatory XKCD

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But will Redmond develop Unity?

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Microsoft drops Office 365 for biz. Now it's just Microsoft 365. Word

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Re: Thesaurus time?

Rule #1 - Once you have their money, you never give it back.

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Google's Larry Page faces four-hour grilling in Waymo-Uber spat

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I think I saw this on an episode of Suits.

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His Muskiness wheels out the Tesla Model 3

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Who said they currently pay tax?

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