* Posts by Adam West

64 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Mar 2007


Doom dude says violent games lower aggression

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Well if we're labelling people psycho...

Is that whats keeping you off the streets then?

Accused autistic hacker Ryan Cleary freed on bail

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no more reprehensible

The French Resistance (almost certainly not as a whole, but enough for the following arguement to be valid) used to go around murdering French women who willingly engaged in relationships with and/or got pregnant by German armed forces. So youre suggesting that the misdeeds of lulzsec and co are around that level?

So either youre saying that its ok to kill women and children, or youre saying thats how bad lulzsec is. Which one?

Refusal to unveil scuppers French refusal-to-unveil trial

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Live according to religion?

As I recall (someone please correct me if Im wrong) the burqa is not a religious garment? That being the case, the French need to grow a pair and take the thing off her. If it is a religious garment, then the French law would itself already be contradictory to EU law.

X-51A hydrocarb scramjet flames out in second test

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Then maybe they should post on a forum about it so people can make smartarse comments.

Oh wait...

Facebook fuels Israeli cottage cheese insurgency

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The makers of all dairy products

Blessed are the cheesemakers

Man arrested wearing hair scrunchie on short and curlies

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re: hmmmmmm

Is 23 your IQ, John?

Penguin chief: Linux patent and copyright FUD 'not relevant'

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"The point I was making was not whether or not the member of the Linux Foundation are a bunch of angles"

Bunch of angles? What, like 30 degrees, 31 degrees, that kind of thing?

Total War: Shogun 2

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Black Ships

Although "Black Ship/s" historically refers to the American ships that bullied the Japanese into opening trade ports, that was 200 years after the game is set. The Europeans (Portugese and Dutch originally I believe) were around during this period, so I guess CA decided to use a bit of artistic license.

Radioactive Tokyo tapwater HARMS BABIES ... if drunk for a year

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yeah right

How about we send you, AC? Since youre so incredibly clever and clearly know infinitely more about radiation than the rest of us, perhaps you should be the one reporting from ground zero. With your family. And your friends. And your pets.

Dentist cuffed for using lost credit card to pay for pizza

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another reading fail

Did you miss the part where he admitted what he'd done?

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Harrun Majeed was the student, not the millionaire. Well done on the appropriate icon tho.

Assange: Text messages show rape allegations were 'set up'

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oh yeah?

"Sorry, your view of the world just doesn't hold water"

Neither do the opinions of a guy who persistently and deliberately spells Assange's name incorrectly because he thinks it makes him look clever.

Julian Assange is a tit, sure, but at least stop being a cretin and spell his name correctly.

Fake student hacker avoids jail over ID theft scam

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He doesnt...

He lives in the UK.

Top cyber crime cop lied under oath, says judge

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Breaking News!

Some coppers are bent!

Also, scientists prove water is wet!

Good article tho. Always nice to see proved what most of us already know to be true.

Hefty physicist: Global warming is 'pseudoscientific fraud'

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read it again

He's not trying to push his own info. He's calling everyone else on the fact that their info has been proved to be made up.

Action gamers make better drivers, soldiers, surgeons

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shoddy excuses

"And do you believe that's typical biker behaviour because it's the only time you ever notice them?"

No, I believe it's typical biker behaviour because every single one, without exception, does this. Then complains when the driver in front makes a bad decision and they dont have time to react.

"It's called filtering. It's in the Highway Code. Not in a "You must not do this!" manner but in a "Be careful when you do this" advisory. Google it."

Actually the Highway Code says "Take care and keep your speed low". Which is odd, because apparently bikers read this sentance as "Do it at 30mph regardless of oncoming traffic".

"I see plenty of vehicles of all classes that treat chevrons as a special extra lane, not just bikes."

Ive never seen anything but motorbikes treat chevrons as a special lane in all the years Ive been driving.

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re: pretty good

@Loyal Commenter

And did that happen because youre a typical motocyclist who follows the car in front at a distance of no more than 6 inches from the nearside rear bumper? Not forgetting of course the belief that its ok for you to overtake stationary traffic at a junction and that the dividing chevrons on a dual carriageway are in fact an overtaking lane for motorcycles.

Admitting you drive a motorbike automatically excludes you from complaining about other peoples driving, pal.

On topic, slightly dubious about the research. It sounds logical and as a prolific gamer myself it would be nice to believe its true, but Im not sure.

USB stick with anti-terror training found outside police station

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Anti-Terror Training

Lesson #1

Arrest anyone and everyone taking a picture of anything at all.

BOFH: Risky business

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Never fails

I only read BOFH to read the comments section, so I can see some idiot post the words "back on form" every time a new episode is delivered. It's like a rock of stupidity in a sea of otherwise mundane posts.

Man of God backs Beverley porncoder

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interesting logic

HDM is such an inspiration I figured I'd try writing an article in a similar style. It goes like this:

"John Meehan is the editor of a newspaper that carries adverts for 'adult services', and he may have looked at porn in the past. Sometimes, he has contact with children."

Gosh, that just might maybe probably almost certainly definitely mean that John Meehan is a you-know-what! Scandal!

British troops to get new all-terrain camouflage kit

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camo is pointless

Everyone knows the best soldiers go naked from the waist up, with a red bandana round their head.

Dragon Age: Origins game in gay sex scene shock

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thats nothing

If you've got the special edition dvd extras, there's a vid of un-named male character engaging in rumpy pumpy with a Darkspawn (essentially an Orc for those who havent played it). Im sure that falls foul of the extreme porn laws.

Wont somebody think of the children who's parents bought them this smut!

Combat games disrespect war laws, report claims

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*long pause*

Failure of common sense, on an epic scale.

How is it that the millions gamers the world over can understand the distinction between video games and reality, but those that seek to "protect" us from video game violence cant manage it?

Nation's moral guardians snap over 'shag bands'

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old news

As someone else has pointed out, this has been going on since at least the 90's, when I was at secondary school. The only new/disturbing part of it is the age of the kids now involved. Someone has dropped the ball somewhere. Parents, most likely.

Mechwarrior maker claims Microsoft 'destroyed' studio's culture

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fasa just as guilty

Worst thing FASA ever did was selling its IP to the likes of Microsoft. Sure they regret it now, but they doesnt help us, does it? Seeing Shadowrun get crucified in that god awful game was like getting kicked in the knackers. The Mechwarrior games have been passable, as have the Mechcommader titles, but that doesnt excuse offing your most successful IP to a company you know isnt interested in them, but the money they represent.

Prof: People reject news which conflicts with beliefs

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@scott mckenzie

"The Sky IS blue (well it's not actually... it's just showing a reflection of the sea, but still)"

I think you need to look this one up in a proper encyclopedia.

Behind Microsoft's IE-free, Windows-for-Europe ploy

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Dead Vulture

Still waiting

Like others, Im still waiting for someone to explain to me why any company should be forced to offer its competitors products.

I notice a lot of the people who have already posted seem to think Microsoft bashing makes them incredibly clever. Maybe one of them could explain, but I doubt it.

Microsoft doesnt prevent installation of other browsers. If it did, that would be anti-competitive, fair enough. If these other browsers want market share, they need to advertise and be noticeably better(noticeable to the layman, not the tech-savvy) than IE.

I dislike Microsoft, but I dislike the whining of Opera et al even more.

Pressure group demands UK apes China net filter plan

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Clearly unaware

The internet is for porn.

Cartoon lion urges Lancs kids to dob in terrorist classmates

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Guy Fawkes

"Good old Guy" was a terrorist. He wanted to change the way the country was governed not for political reasons, but religious ones. Had he simply lit the fuse when he was caught, he would have become the worlds first terrorist suicide bomber. Before anyone starts hero worshipping as a freedom fighter, take a look the whole picture. We're probably better off that he failed.

It's off-topic, but if you really want to celebrate someone who sorted the government out, look up Oliver Cromwell. Then carry on reading and be grateful we got rid of him too.

On-topic, I have some serious concerns about this, although thankfully the police were bright enough not to demonise a particular race or religion as terrorist in the video.

School worker's Facebook post prompts suspension

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punished for telling the truth

I live in the area. The kids in Humberston are just as bad as the kids in Grimsby or Cleethorpes. They're all gobshites.

Fact is tho, she hasnt done anything wrong. I work in education and Ive made it very clear to my employers that they've got no say in my life outside of work hours. I hope she fights this one.

Pirate Bay loses trial: defendants face prison time, hefty fines

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@Lee Jackson

"why shouldnt this form of linking to copyrighted material be stopped?"

It should, in my opinion. But youre missing the point, deliberately I suspect. Fact is, Google et al provide the same service as Pirate Bay. So why didnt the music industry go after them too? Its because theyre going after the technology, not the crime. If linking to copyrighted material is illegal, then EVERYONE who does it MUST be prosecuted and/or forced to stop. You cant just cherry pick the easy targets (ie not the big search engines). And if its not illegal for Google et al, then its not illegal for anyone else either.

Photocops: Home Office concedes concern

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@Joe M

I think a trip to the hospital is in order for you my good man, as your head clearly needs extracting from your own backside.

If you dont like the story, if you dont like the comments, make use of the liberty you enjoy and just dont read it.

The rest of us will carry on moaning, because thankfully youre not in any position to tell us to do otherwise.

Conspiracy theories fly around Norton forum 'Pifts' purge

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yeah right

Does it explain why they were banning people for posting on their forums about the issue? Brilliant public relations, that.

Pirate Bay prosecutors get jiggy with charge sheet - again

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Actually, if you go on Google and search for the actual track you want, eg [coldplay track].mp3 you're fairly likely to find a useable download.

I know people who've downloaded their entire, albiet small, collection of mp3s this way, because they dont know how to use torrents or stuff like Kazaa, Limewire, etc.

Lets assume for a moment that Pirate Bay are telling the truth and they dont host stuff themselves or get cash out of it. They just link to other peoples illegal material. If they're found to be breaking the law, Google MUST also be guilty. After all, you can search Google for ebaumsworld, and thats full of pirated material.

EC will force users to pick a Windows browser, says Microsoft

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hang on

The basis of this case is that Microsoft has a monopoly on the desktop. Except it doesnt. If you dont want to buy a PC with Windows on, dont. Buy one with something else, or nothing, installed. Buy a Mac. There are other viable options out there and Microsoft arent preventing anyone from pursuing those options.

'Anonymous' pwns Digital Camera Mag website

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fear, suprise and ruthless effeciency...

Terrifying. One can only fear how much worse things will get when the 4chan mob actually reach puberty.

BOFH: A safe bet

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More humour, less pointless murder please.

Pilots survive night on Hudson Strait ice sheet

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If you hear a mayday at sea you get there as fast as you can. Because next time, it might be you sending the mayday.

Malware not man blamed in child abuse download case

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Why do I get the impression you are one of these people who also comes out with complete rubbish like "there is no such word as can't"?

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Experts testified in court that, in their expert opinion, the laptop had been compromised by viruses. Experts who, one would guess, have qualifications to back up the use of the term "experts".

So either youre suggesting you know better than these experts, or youre saying that youre suspicious of the innocent verdict just because you havent read the specific details.

Do you work for The Sun at all?

China blocks YouTube

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Because a country that routinely arrests people for suggesting that democracy might be a good idea is clearly being treated unfairly by the media.

Grow up.

A third of online shops undermine consumer rights

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Another one

Aria.co.uk charge a 25% restocking fee, regardless of wether the item returned was faulty or not. When I pointed out to them that this was illegal, they basically explained that they didnt care. Since I didnt have the means to do anything about it, I just wrote off the 25% and made sure as many people as possibly knew not to buy from them. Since I work at several colleges and schools and people often ask me where to buy from, Aria.co.uk have lost a hell of a lot of sales just for that 25%.

Metal Gear Solid 4 to launch on 12 June

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Thanks, Sony

I dont normally go in for Sony-bashing, but why is the bundle only going to be available in America? Seems like every announcement Sony makes about the PS3 is a big f-off to the UK and Europe. The only reason Id buy a PS3 is for MGS4. If they're not going to bundle it, I wont bother.

Public don't want internet filters, MS tells MPs

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Guns dont kill people, video games do

There's one massive, undeniable fact that the anti-videogame crowd always ignore.

MILLIONS of people have been playing violent video games for YEARS.

If there really was any truth to their wishful thinking (that violent videogames make people violent) the whole world would be in complete anarchy right now.

[Anonymous Coward]

"What I don't understand is why there are so many people who feel that repeatedly re-enacting cold blooded acts of murder is some kind of human right that must be kept available to all.

Invariably the people who get the most hysterical whenever there is a hint that there may be a clamp down on extreme violence in video games, are the ones that have no understanding of how they desensitise the player. "

What I dont understand is why people with very little understanding of computer games or the people who play them think its ok to automatically assume that all gamers are lunatics who cannot tell the difference between make-believe and reality.

Invariably the people who get the most press trying to endorse the ban of violent computer games are those who have never played one, have never seen anyone play one, dont personally know any gamers and have a lack of imgination so profound its disturbing.

Jane Fonda c-word slip shocks US

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Said it before, will say it again

From South Park

"Remember what the MPAA says: Horrific, deplorable violence is ok as long as nobody says any naughty words!"

It was true then, its still true now. Its BONKERS.

Calls to ban hoodie-busting sonic weapon

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Human Rights

While I do think these Mosquito things are pointless, I have to wonder. Is it not a violation of my Human Rights that I cant walk down to the corner shop without getting yelled at, spat at and/or beaten up by the local teenage mob?

AdultFriendFinder rapped for X-rated pop-ups

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Quote:"The offending ads were "displayed to consumers who were searching online using terms such as 'flowers', 'travel', and 'vacations'," thereby "exposing consumers, including children, to sexually explicit images"."

At least READ the article, mate.

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain

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Its not an Encyclopedia, its a Wikipedia

If you want reliable, accurate information on a given subject that isnt going to change halfway through reading it because of some palyground-esque falling out, you go look at a book. Simple as.

Top government boffin urges rethink on GM crop ban

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Zombie Animals

Quote: "In October 2000, the Daily Mail wrote: "Genetic modification could lead to 'zombie' farm animals programmed to feel no pain or stress," for example. And there's plenty more where that came from."

If they'd have thought this through, they'd have realised that this is actually an endorsement. Some vegans and vegetarians argue that it's inhumane to eat meat because of the suffering of the animals involved. Remove the animals ability to suffer, turn them into "zombies" as it were, no more problem.

Apart from herds of herbivores stampeding around trying to eat people's brains, obviously.

Trade unions demand right to Facebook

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@the anonymous pro-facebook crowd

The workplace is a place for doing work. I would have thought that was a no-brainer. Staff cannot be trusted to only access these sites at break times, regardless of any written policy you try to put in place. You can argue against that fact if you wish, but since Ive seen the internet logs for various schools and colleges and several public organisations, you'll be peeing into the wind.

The company you work for is not and should not be responsible for helping you maintain your social life. And besides the time-wasting aspect, the security concerns regarding these sites should be more than enough justification for any organisation to block them.