* Posts by Simon

16 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Sep 2007

BBC Trust moots new licence laws to cope with net


Re: Bassey

You don't get around it by removing the aerial, you remove the plug when they come knocking. Without a plug it's incapable of recieving a broadcast signal.

Florida cops taser satnav lake plunge woman



Why the fuck did they think they needed to taser someone who was already immobile? These things are getting seriously out of control.

Google designer quits over performance obsession


This is presicely the kind of thing we need to know . . .

do people want scroll bars that can be fitted nasaly?

Juror tweets could force retrial

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What's the problem?

He obviously made those comments after the results were in. I don't see that he did anything wrong at all. It's just a desperate attempt to seek grounds for an appeal.

AVG finally bothers with behaviour-based defences

Paris Hilton

Not impressed

Their current detection methods appear to be 'if the file is called nocd.exe then delete it anyway' which is fricking annoying to say the least.

Paris because there anren't stringent enough antivirus measures in existence that would persuade me to insert my floppy.

Airline pilots told to switch off mobile phones

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Utter nonsense

As was pointed out on a recent radio 4 comedy, if phones and gameboys posed any danger whatsoever they wouldn't let you have them.

Brits and Yanks struck with embarasment embarrassment


Spelling society

How arrogant do you have to be to join a scociety that insists on correct spelling in a language that thinks it's a good idea to put an 'N' at the end of the word autumn and spell through like that.


Forgotten what an egg looks like? We can help


Along similar lines . . .

Anyone else noticed web forms where you are asked things like -

Age: (e.g. 22)


Town: (e.g. Colchester)

Holy f**k, Microsoft covers up ‘undesired’ words


Who th* **** ***?

Well I d*** ** **** *** the *** **** ****** *** M*****oft c*n **** in their *** ***** with a big ** **** ****** ****, ****** *** untill it **** *** ****, ***** and they find a doctor to pull it back out.

Laptops to blame for Qantas jet plunge?

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If the powers that be are forcing us to declare such dangerous implements as nail clippers and cocktail sticks before boarding it seems ridiculous to think we'd be allowed to have phones and game-boys (and be trusted to turn them off when so asked) if there was the remotest possibility of them having any effect on the aircraft whatsoever.

I'm very sorry, says gay health warning clergyman


About time too

Time those evil shellfish eaters were cast out aswell. Do you know only last week I saw a child missbehaving in our local supermarket and his mother completely failed to take him outside and stone him to death. No wonder our society is in such a state when we suffer these lapses in morals.

Fish snapped snacking at 4,200 fathoms


Those elephants . . .

Would they be unladen elephants?

Royal Society says goodbye to creationism row vicar


How do you 'teach' creationism anyway?

Surely that would be the shortest course ever, and with the easiest end of term exam. Saying 'goddidit' takes about 1/3 of a second. What do you do for the rest of the 2 hour lesson?

The Hadron Collider: What's it all about, then?



Just read the beebs report on the issue here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7604293.stm

The head of the 'accelerator and beams department' states that there are on the order of 2000 magnetic circuits and if a single one has the polarity the wrong way round then the beam wont go round.

Sounds like a test pilot saying 'yeah, we need to make sure the wings are on the right way up or the plane wont fly'

Best Buy calls copper on unsatisfied shopper


So ...........

Land of the free huh?

Halo 3 packaging in disk-scratch rumpus


Until 31st ?!?

How is that legal? Surely if the disk is damaged the customer is entitled to a free replacement.