* Posts by Toni the terrible

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Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

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Unhappy

Re: I hope they succeed ... but! Economics!

The three things we need are a cheap mass (multi GW range) electricity storage device, ambient temperature super conductors and workable fusion reactors; oh dear!

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Re: Placed underground you say ?

While they did demo trains hitting nuke waste containers I have never seen a 747 crashed into a power station containment vessel, I would pay to see that

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Boffin

Re: Placed underground you say ?

Bury the waste in tectonic plate sub-duction zones, keep the centre of the earth molten!

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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Facepalm

Re: What about redundancy?

Because it is not critical to those who count, and isn't a bunch of non-VIP passengers.

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

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Boffin

I have wondered why Li batteries of any type are allowed in aircraft. Take the device without a battery and pick one up at your destination, expensive and annoying but much safer.

If the device cant have its battery replaced why use it?

As for the security bollks make USA citizen travellers submit to the same bollks their country applies to others - its only fair after all.

Anyway do you really, reallly want to haul your bestest electronics via air, where theft is not unknown?

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Boffin

Re: In their defense (sic)

Flush and fill the storage compartment with Nitrogen. No Oxygen, no fire.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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Re: Guaranteed contraception

clone her?

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Re: A bit of German

A Handbag?

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iPhone lawyers literally compare Apples with Pears in trademark war

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Re: Pear's logo is clearly broken

Or, rather than trying to cash in on Apple they got somewhat annoyed at Apple Inc

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Pint

Re: Beware

Oranges are not the only fruit

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Headmaster

Re: Does anyone remember ...

No, I must correct you there, Apple are not the Evil Empire they are one of the Evil Empires. I am sure you can list the others.

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Joke

Re: Does anyone remember ...

...and custard?

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Thumb Up

Re: Apple Records predates Apple Computers

I saw what you done there a Morel is a fungi right? Helped to grow by covering with a lot of bullshit.

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'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'

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Again, they are not Chartered Engineers who pay a fair bit to call themselves that. Sky engineers are at best technicians and there is nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Hold up ...

Yes, you shouldn't put decart before the horse

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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

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Re: Are they reducing prices in case the election goes 'wrong'?

use a 'Battlebus' they will be all over the place

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Wiltshire matters? thats a new one...

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Man nicked trying to 'save' beer from burning building

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Re: like mixing wine and beer

Sure but what would you do with it?

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BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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Re: ITEOTWAWKI

The thing is quicklime is not really that good for body disposal...

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CompSci boffins find Reddit is ideal source for sarcasm database

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Joke

Re: able to understand when a person is being sarcastic

parboiled or roast? I like babies but I could never eat a whole one

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Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

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Facepalm

Re: All the cost of a juicer at considerably more of the price (HP printer business model)

Why do you think this thing requires a wifi connection? becuse everything does & how else will our lords and masters know what fruity stuff you are drinking!

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Big Brother

Gored

As a young teen many many years ago I came across the paperback novels of John Norman and read them as I would any other cheapo adventure-fantasy novels. It was only after a while I began to realise the consistent oppression involved in its world-view, I was a slow learner. Once I realised it (by myself) I got rid of the books and determined not to read anything similar again, I felt a bit unclean and somewhat betrayed. I also have wondered how such 'adult' fare was so available (oh think of the children, blah blah) but there is little reasonable that can be done, other than outing the novels POV.

I understand that there is 'slave-master' play based on Gorean precepts, people will do this and much else that is not my thing - but obviously if concensual between adults its not for me to condemn provided it does not go beyond sensible limits. Then again my own POV is that anything based on any kind of slavery is anathema.

On the other hand I do wonder if private acts like this can have an effect on public life, but so much does even religon. So to can a person just because they adhere to Gorean precepts in private is iffy. I think you should only do so if it affects other people adversely, but then it can be difficult to tell.

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Far out: Dark matter bridges millions of light-years long spotted between galaxies

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Re: Neurons, to me

Boltzmann brain?

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Facepalm

Re: It's the Dark Side, of course

And where are these midi-thingingies if so obvious? In a bottile of bleach?

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Facebook shopped BBC hacks to National Crime Agency over child abuse images probe

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Re: What the F*** Zuck

Obvious, He is rich, influential and American so no prosecution

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NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Trollface

Do you think Armstrong truly didn't GIVE anything away but Sold it?

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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Devil

Re: Gilmore vs. Gonzales

You can always go by boat...

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Just another thicko politician - FTFY

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Re: That's not an option.

Just ignorant, no evidence that he is doing anything sexual to morons. It does make you wonder why anyone votes for him though - as he surely has not kept up with what his constituents actually do or want.

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Re: Gerrymandering created in 1812 Massachusetts....

A Blackadder episode covered rotten boroughs, almost a documentary

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Declaring war on Powerpoint?

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Powerpoint torture

Both Torture and Powerpoint have limited usefulness, the former however tends to create enemies out of all those it is inflicted on - wether enemies to begin with or not. The latter just bores the stuffing out of people unless kept both short and infrequent.

No one dies during a powerpoint presentation though you may wish to, so it can be a little like a minor torture don't you think?

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Silicon Valley tech bro's solution for homeless: Getting himself in the news. Again.

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Re: Narcissism

would love to ignore him, but if you do they get elected e.g., Trump

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Re: Slowly, but surely...

"The chances of any sense coming from MS Are a million to one, they said..."

No that would make it practially certain, an the probability of sense coming from MS is about 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001

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Re: "I should be able to make a personal decision about the value"

Privacy was always only for the rich

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Happy

Re: @ ShaolinTurbo

That is the only reason I have heard which justifies Trump, as an agent of Chaos/Anarchy, who knows it just might work

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Dieting cannibals: At last, a scientist has calculated calories for human body parts

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Happy

Basic Research

Basic Research for the Solyent Green Project perhaps?

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Germany gives social networks 24 hours to delete criminal content

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Re: Possibly incorrect translation - Canterbury rules

who will rid me of this meddling priest? was it an order or was it exasperation?

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Re: Enforcement?

The German armed forces have a few, its true - or so I am told.

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'Evidence of Chinese spying' uncovered on eve of Trump-Xi summit

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Chinese Walls

Of course the chinese spied and are continuing to spy, and the Norks, Sorks, Russia, Moravia, UK, Croats, Serbs etc etc Occasinally you find out what exactly they have been spying on - which is useful in it self.

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Pint

Re: I wonder who tipped them off?

They do have micro-breweries that can produce decent (if craft) beer

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Crafty Fokker: Norfolk surgeon builds Red Baron triplane replica

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Re: I wish him well

Only buyable by the MOD if there is a profit for BAe

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BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

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Pint

Re: Seven pints

Nah, Old Peculiar

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Yes

Yes you are quite correct they are morons, but terrorists are even worse and would think it was a cunning plan to make them drop their guard a little...

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Astroboffins stunned by biggest brown dwarf ever seen – just a hop and a skip away (750 ly)

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Devil

Re: It's quite a small object

"Nothing comes from nothing - Speak Again"

or it is all nothing except when it isnt - a minor wibble in nothing

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Miss Misery on hacking Mr Robot and the Missing Sense of Fun

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It bored me

I dunno, perhaps it should have been entitled "Mr Android" and the series named after the various OS releases instead of Series 1, 2 or 3

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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive

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Not this time 2

I am sure no one with a modicum of sense and without an overwhelming need for shineys would use IoT, but I can see Govs eventually requiring you to provide at least read access to telemetics on all cars for insurance / safety / accident stats / think of the children / and 'security'. So enjoy your home brewed computer in your car while you can, it may not be lawful in the future.

Still I wish I had the skillset to play safely with my car innards but I don't - hence the mild envy.

Still if you do want security give up that Smartphone as well and never connect any of your computers to the internet. It could be that the most data secure people will be those not poor enough to get Gov help and not rich enough to buy / use the technological shineys, and of course manage to stay healthy.

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UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

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Re: Oh, Oh. Another Home Secretary Gets the GCHQ Power Point Session

But they want to repeal at least large sections of the HR Act, and how long before England (after Scotxit) is not a signatory to the human rights declaration. So, that doesn't mean anything to them.

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Re: More Tory Stasi Party nonsense

Used to be called 'waving the bloody shirt' some decades agho

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Facepalm

Re: Here we go again. The 'Claire Perry Test'

I think you are clikely correct about Massod. He was a madman/nut job with suicidal intent who just happened to be Muslim; & therefore must be a terrorist. And so is grist to the Amber-May mill.

We have had white non-muslim nutters in this country that murdered schoolkids for no sane reason, were they then terrorists? What ISIL/Daesh said later means nothing, they like to claim responsibility.

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Re: Deadworld ahoy

Now dont be daft there is Satan & all the devilish cohorts - not normally thought to be alive in our sense, then there are Zombies eating peoples Brains while the victim is alive (must be murder)

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