* Posts by Toni the terrible

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Spooky! Solar System's Planet NINE could be discovered in the next NINE years (plus one to six), say astroboffins

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Typical

Astronomers have detected planets of various sizes around stars at distances of multiple light years and yet, can't find one almost in our backyard. Seems like another Vulcan to me (not Star trek- honestly), and you never know might mean a slight change to how we think gravity actually operates. But what do I know, nothing.

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Re: square-root-of-nine years ago?

A captured planet? Perhaps it escaped a while back.

I say, that sucks! Crooks are harnessing hoovers to clean out parking meters in Chelsea

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Queen Alexandra Hospital (Cosham) Car Parks have multiple ways to pay - including contactless card readers - so not too difficult

Insane homeowners association tries to fine resident for dick-shaped outline car left in snow

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Re: What's wrong with these people?

We don't even have a parish council. last time it was proposed it died when it became clear the locals would have to pay for it.

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Re: Power unchecked

And the referandum was only "Advisory" when it occurred - still don't know how it became THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE as it was still a minority result

Vodafone exec dons tartan tam-o'-shanter, clutches bottle of Irn-Bru, in snap shared with firm... just before Glasgow staff told of redundo dates

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Unhappy

Re: Soft Racism

Not racism as being scottish is not a race even in these benighted days. There is no English or American race either - just pinky coloured people. Not that there is a race apart from the human race. Bigotry however, that's forever and both ways.

Microsoft 'welcomes dialog' over HoloLens use by the military, but doesn't have to listen

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Holmes

Re: The Blindly Naive here is astounding

An attack on Fidel Castro by the CIA of course

Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah?

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Re: Define intelligence? Ok... how about Knock Out Future Opportunities

You are surely a Man from Mars

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Re: AI is an approcah, not an outcome

Therefore small children are not intelligent

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Re: Recidivism Fail

It's not sneering, its their cognative bias

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Devil

Re: It's Just Pattern Recognition

jesus is in a cheese sandwhich, He is every where, even in your Flat White!

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Boffin

Re: the error is in call it "AI" !!!

Like Fusion Power - always 10 to 30 years in the future

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Coat

Re: Whatever happened to the term "expert system"?

Assumptions will kill you every time

Northern UK smart meter rollout is too slow, snarls MPs' committee

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They wont have smart meters, or if they do they will actually be secure - not like yours

Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

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Re: Join the Professionals, or...

NO no no n o no no no, not Capita, please no

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Devil

Squadron 666, and watch out for The Mandate

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Re: "We have always been at war with Eastasia"

Richard Dawkins is really really testing

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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Coat

Re: Because

Wasn't there some wrt being part of a well regulated militia?

No yoke: 'Bored' Aussie test pilot passes time in the cockpit by drawing massive knobs in the air

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Jobsworth

So did he keep his Job?

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone

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Big Brother

other manufacturers devices

Does Tado have microphones too?

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Devil

Re: Don't be........

Always delete (securely) all emails or other electronic messages after you have received them, there is no need to keep them if you dont need to save them - and if you do save them then encrypt them as well. it only makes sense?

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Mushroom

Relax

Relax, all you have to do is learn to love the Surveillance. You know, just as you learned to love the Bomb (A Bomb that is).

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey

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Holmes

Drills with bits made from Tungsten Carbide - quite common really - often formed by hot iso-static sintering from powder. I was involved in the labs with Wimet Hard Metal Tools of Coventry before Sandvick took them over.

US kids apparently talking like Peppa Pig... How about US lawmakers watching Doctor Who?

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Re: But...

Noggin the Nog Rules

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Devil

Re: they have been even known to sit on their new born offspring

Has anyone made sausages out of Pandas, and if so were they tasty?

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

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Re: Google are cunts

there are other free search engines apart from Bing and Google, some even dont collect your data.

Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed

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Thumb Up

Re: I am British so OK

You have been able to buy Tea grown in Cornwall for years. Still, growing tea on the Pennines might be good.

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Re: Great solution to overpopulation!

Hurrah! Instant Population Control. Seems good to a tea drinker like me

Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election

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Re: Or, just maybe...

I am an 'older' person and am not so foolish/confused/incontentent, except sometimes like everyone else. I ceased reading the News papers years ago when I realised the content was usually gossip or propaganda long before the fake news thing. I never really belive much on the interweb either. Am I uninformed? Who knows? I still get all the same stuff from other sources, its unavoidable. True of False will we ever know?

The lighter side of HMRC: We want your money, but we also want to make you laugh

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Re: Quoting from the linked MP motion about letterboxes

Could be a runner - no seems to be able to find my front door bell. Mind you when they do I can hear it all over the house and in the back garden.

Ever feel like all your prayers go unheard? The Catholic Church has an app for that

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Devil

Re: No point

He does know. The point of prayer (as with mobiles) is for you to keep in contact, if you aren't interested in God or doing good then why should God bother with you?

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Angel

Re: No point

it is said that God helps those who help themselves, or are properly unable to. So, world peace would seem to be a thing that Man could do if Man got off his backside and worked at it and while God would help it is not going to do it for you without your working too.

Black Horse slowed down: Lloyds Banking Group confirms problem with 'Faster' payments

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Headmaster

Re: cheque's in the post mate

It's an Eastern European Country, next to Slovakia

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider

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Happy

Re: "in Australia, where the majority of fauna seem set on cleansing humans from the continent"

Is the Bunya Pine Cona a food for Drop Bears?

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner

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You had a road!

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New Flours for Crisps

You should try the Pig in Blanket flavoured crisps, (shudder), they are .... interesting

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Joke

Re: battered?

Fresh off a stalk?, you were in the lap of luxury.... etc etc

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Devil

Sprouts Forever!

I even eat canned sprouts, almost able to be called Mushy Sprouts. Love that sulphury flavor!

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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Coat

Re the comment on smartphones, I dont know wether you noticed but it is getting more and more difficult not to have such a phone - function creep alone in the retail area almost requires you to have one. Some contractors and commercial entities look at you most oddly if you cant be contacted that way, and it can be difficult as a result.

Enjoy!

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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Re: Sorry for (my) loss

Prunes in Bacon? Bacon should be just sliced pig. It's those vegans again!

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Re: Learned Something New

Well being a UKian I love mackrel & Sardines but the latter usually comes canned from Portugal

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Re: Learned Something New

Can't understand the market in lamb - much prefer fresher lamb grown here e.g., Rosedale lamb. Heck I even like UK mutton.

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Re: Simple

I'm afraid Islamic countries do not know Bacon must come from pigs and not turkeys, pig bacon comes with a fatwah as garnish...

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Re: Strangely enough ...

And chips, obviously

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leave the garnish?

Who leaves the garnish? As it is usually edible eat it, you paid for it.

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You said Peas

Whats wrong with canned mushy peas, great stuff. I even eat canned Brussel Sprouts!

Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers

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O2 Fail?

Did anything happen? Everyone is saying there was a failure in the O2 network (due to Certs ceasing etc see above posts). I use O2 but never noticed as my interweb & land line kept on working. Do I get 20p compensation?

Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Re: Next door neighbours

A neighbour of mine does have a security light that frequently goes on an off all night, throwing shadows of moving tree limbs on to my curtins - I thought of throwing rocks but it was much safer to buy truely opaque curtins.

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Re: Reminiscent of Liu Cixin's "The Three-Body Problem"

these books may or may not be well written but posit a most depressing universe

Astroboffins spot one of the oldest, coolest stars in the universe lurking in the Milky Way

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Alien

Re: "could we visit it?"

Well just move a planet into place or a ring-world - and bobs yer uncle

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