* Posts by Tonto Popaduopolos

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Nutt sacking row deepens

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@ gfs

This whole 'nuttsacking' thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

California child kidnapper stalked Street View van

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Hide and seek.

For a moment there Elisabeth Fritzl feared that her championship title was at risk from the newcomer Jaycee Lee Dugard.

Irish cops tripped up by Prawo Jazdy dragnet

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That is bad......

......but how many of you choppers have had a photo licence for more than 10 years and haven't renewed it.

Pope's star watcher to visit Nasa and talk aliens

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I think you've got the quote slightly wrong. To quote Verbal Kint : "The greatest trick the devil (Keyser Soze) ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"

Remaining UK plods to get mobile-data gadgets

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Let's hope.....

....these work better than the radios.

Photography: Yes, you have rights

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@ Alien8n and Mark

I am typing this slowly so that you can understand.

The article by John Ozimek relates to English and Scottish law and how the use of a camera in certain locations in England, Wales and Scotland (and probably Northern Ireland) could attract unwanted attention by the police.

Now my earliest entry was regarding something which happened in Australia and then Amtrak police in America. Neither of these incidents occurred within the U.K. so by bringing them to this forum and 'tut-tutting' about them is completely irrelevant.

Mark if you read my comment it quotes Mr Ozimek's article relating to 'upstanding Englishmen', therefore an item regarding an incident in an American railway station could only have relevance here if it involved an upstanding English miscreant. That is what you failed to see as you put it!

By people posting 'look at this' and neglecting to point out that 'it' happened abroad stir things up unnecessarily. Incidents in Australia and America cannot be compared with the hypothetical use of counter terrorist legislation or even common law breach of the peace in the U.K. (Hypothetical = Mr Ozimek's use of the words may and might in his article).

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@ Mark

You forgot the first line of the original article on which we are commenting:

>Government claims to uphold the right of good upstanding Englishmen with cameras to snap whenever and wherever they please took a knock last week, with the publication of a letter from the Home Office setting out when these rights might be curtailed.<

i do not know the nationality of said miscreant at the raiway station in New York but I fail to see the relevance to this thread, as stated to Mr Kitson earlier.

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@Jamie Kitson

You neglected to mention said story was about Penn Station in New York and Amtrak police officers. Hardly relevant to this discussion.

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@ John Ozimek

Read my comment again as you seem to be confused. I did not say your article was confusing English and Scottish law, merely that commenting on both in the same article would confuse the less intelligent. Case proven.

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@In today's news. A.C AT 0100HRS 29/12/08

This 'offence' took place in Austarlia, yes?

Bad enough that the original article was putting English and Scottish law in the same mix and confusing the less intelligent but now Oz law as well.

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Calm down......

I would like to draw contributors' attention to the words 'may' and 'might' in the article when referring to the use of this legislation.

There is also, as in most exchanges with the 'Old Bill', an attitude test to pass. If Joe Public passes it he goes about his business unhindered. If he fails then someone will probably spoil his day. Clearly said 'Old Bill' can also fail the test, as is the case in far too many encounters in the capital. 'The Filth' are human too and can have a bad day the same as any geek etc. If you're sat in front of a monitor you can be as big and brave as you like, ranting and raving as you please but a Copper's workplace is a bit different.

Pray tell, Register readers, when are you likely to fall foul of Plod when taking a photo. Shove it in his face and you'll probably regret it but play nicely and you get to walk away.

Last major VHS supplier ejects from tape biz

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@ Anthony Mark and another thing!

Did you know that you're above average?

Wasn't it frustrating when you couldn't get both sides of an LP onto one side of a C90 tape?

New terror guidelines on photography

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I'm livid!

I'm pretty sure I'm never going to take a photograph that would or could get me into trouble but I wish to rant and rave about it from the safety of my own home/desk etc. If Brown and his Nazi pigs want to do something about it they can rip the camera from my still twitching hands. GRRRRRRRRRR!

Grow up and get a bloody life you bunch of slack-jawwed wankers.

Axl Rose may have undermined own case over Dr Pepper stunt

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This whole thing......

......is leaving a bad taste in my mouth!

Essex copper deluged after forwarding web hoax email

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Clearly someone is trying to cause panic and dismay here. As if a young copper would be that stupid. You'll be telling me that there are coppers in training at Hendon getting nicked for possessing class A drugs next. Ridiculous!

Net sleuths spot poker site cheat code

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A fool and his money..............

Does anybody really care?

Betting, whether it is 'fair' or not, is just ridiculous. You never see a bookie on the dole.

Tw*tdangler defends Benito Mussolini stunt

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It's poptastic! Not arf!

Searching for a destiny that's mine

there's another place another time.

Touching many hearts along the way


Hoping that I'll never have to say

It's just an illusion - illusion - illusion. (interspersed with - ooh ooh ooh ooh ah, If you wish to be precise).

A classic song by Imagination.

The guy clearly had a rush of blood to the head and thought this was a good idea. He clearly under-estimated what a complete cock people think he is.

Dell bundles free fresh air with PC

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@ A.C at 11.06


I'm with you it is definitely virii....... a simple wikipedia lookup will tell A.C what irony or humour is if he/she really wants to know (although I can't be bothered to do so at the moment).

Something to do with word play I think.

Oops there goes another rib!

Child abusers adopt blackmail tactics

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@ ratfox, Iamfanboy

"Do they consider 19-years-old with a 16-years-old girlfriend as paedo?" - No, not in the U.K.

The problem is, I've known some pretty oversexed 13 year olds.... where can one draw the line?" - The line is drawn at 16 years old here in the U.K.

7-year-old faces M&S Inquisition

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@Bill Bennett

You are a true Data Protection God.

American man too fat for execution

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Just as an aside to UK readers as ....

....our former colonial brothers/sisters (and others) may not know about this news item.

Now I'm usually of the "hang 'em high" brigade but we no longer have that option in the UK.

Now this is slightly off topic, but where would Barry 'Gulzar' George be now if he had been sentenced to death for the murder of Jill Dando? The evidence was apparently compelling first time round but not seven or so years later.

Now speculate all you want over the evidence, for and against, but Mr George is living proof that death sentences don't work.

(I have to say I am still chuckling about that last sentence)

Mine's the one with the Albert Pierrepoint name tag inside.

Cheque-red flag for Max Mosley

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@ Mike Crawshaw

Don't get caught at your desk!

At my place of work we are provided with a poultry throttling and primate correctional facility. Which is nice!

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Good on him!

Mr Mosley strkes a blow for the little guy!

US cyberspying fears hang over Beijing Olympics

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@ Belxjander Serechai

You are brilliant!

Aren't the border Nazis stupid ? I bet their faces are red now.

I absolutely have to have your children.

Criminal record checks: More often wrong than right

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Criminal Records

@ martin whinnery -

A very reasoned and sensible post. You must be new to The Register!

@ A.C. 1313 hrs -

Your comments regarding 'southern shites' cannot pass without comment, you Geordie twat!

Of criminal records, I have to say, Gary Glitter's - 'What your Mama don't see (You Mama don't know)' has got to be right up there!

Leeds thieves target Ford Focus chips

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Thumb Up

Leeds and Manchester?

So it's oop North then........ phew that's a relief!

Organised crime law crushes animal rights duo

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@ Mark 16.26


I'm sensing you're getting annoyed. Your last post makes no sense and you're careering off the point.

Let's say you work as a taxi or delivery driver. Your work takes you to Huntingdon Life Sciences, picking up and delivering on a regular basis. If you were to receive a letter from the ALF or similar on your doormat, you would think 'how did they get my address?'

The letters may start off asking you to cease all trading with HLS. You have read in the papers that these things can escalate so you start paying more attention in your daily routine. You then notice someone hanging around outside your address. More letters arrive with, lets say, a photo of you and your vehicle and some words that you find threatening. You still continue to visit HLS because you have to earn a crust.

Damage to your own and your partner's vehicles ensue followed by more letters to you and your partner etc.

Then one night your vehicle catches fire next to your house. You lose everything.

I'm not saying that this would happen in every case of 'letters' but similar has. If you have any contact with HSL and their ilk you would be wise to check your vehicle every time you get in it and watch your back.

That is why these people need stopping by the authorities using whatever legislation fits the bill.

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@ Mark

You FELL violated. How far did you fall. Knob.

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These individuals and their ilk are bad people. Animal rights extremists are exactly that - extremists. These letters are usually sent to the recipients home address not the business premises. The recipients can feel 'violated' , harrassed and threatened even by a letter, that on the surface appears harmless. These letters can often lead on to an incendiary device under a car to add to the menace. Rant on Steve, about a subject you seem to know nothing about.

Heathrow T5 security tackles Transformers t-shirt threat

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What would have been said here if........

.......it was a police officer that was wearing this t-shirt.

There would have been more than the 180 posts currently showing here saying what a wanker he/she was for wearing such a t-shirt. Blah - blah - blah.

Yes the security man was a knob and so was his supervisor but if you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

By the way, why does this sort of shit happen to IT consultants?

Undercover teachers to track gang members online

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AC 10.54

I have neither said that teachers should monitor kids in this way nor that every holiday they take involves lounging by a swimming pool!

I did say that in my day retard was a verb and not a noun. This is correct though it has subsequently come to be used as a noun by the dunces produced by the teachers in question.

Said teachers are too busy arranging their next sojourn (that means holiday, vacation or break) to be worried about their pupil's inability to string coherent thoughts together. You've got to laugh, I am.

Mine is the one with smart-arse (not ass) on the back.

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I am as qualified.....

..... in all things as many contributors on The Register.

I perhaps wrongly assume that Raith and AC 13.37 are the same person as they both seem to resort to name calling. I also assume that he is a teacher.

If not then we are on a level playing field.

I have had four children, the two youngest still at school. My neighbours are both teachers and appear to work the same hours as I do each day. They also appear to HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME OFF! Therefore, I stand by my statement.

As a foot note I think that 'the boyz and girlz of the hood' are really not the sort of kids that bother attending school that much.

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@ Steven Raith

"You utter, utter retard"

In my day retard was a verb not a noun.

I wouldn't say "You utter, utter wank" but I would use the word wanker.

How times have changed but one thing remains constant - teachers do have an awful lot of time off. They also never seem to be able to fit in all this extra training during the periods they are off. They seem to insist on an extra day off either before or after a school break.

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When will teachers fit this activity in?

Perhaps during the six months of the year when they are on holiday!

Irregular heart rhythm? Try a Taser

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Shit happens.....

Now it must be assumed that all the individuals that were tasered, were arrested, whether or not they subsequently died. What percentage of people tasered during this period did not die?

How many people were arrested without the use of Taser and subsequently died?

How many just keeled over and died when running away?

I'm not saying that Taser had no part in these reported deaths because, like the rest of you, I am not in possession of the full facts.

Believe it or not some humans have physical defects which can go unnoticed until a stressful situation and die as a result. If, due to their own stupidity, they end up at the wrong end of a Taser then it was probably just their time.

Petrol stations deploy anti-theft stingers

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Why the fuss?

If you are accidentally failing to pay for your petrol and you end up with four f*cked tyres then so what. Take the forecourt owners to court and see where that gets you. They will have proof that you didn't pay, you will only have your word that you forgot. It might make you remember next time.

If you are walking over the top of said device when it activates, having ignored all the warning signs that they will have been required to place, then more fool you. You'll only do that once! Take the forecourt owners to court and see where that gets you.

If you are a car thief ,or similar, with no intention of paying then you won't get very far. The car owner will get their car back with a full tank of fuel, the insurance will (probably) buy some new tyres and the forecourt owners will get some free publicity, dissuading any further miscreants from attempting a drive off.

It is a win win situation if you ask me.

American auto dealer offers free handguns

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Did we decide.....

........if the offer of a handgun or free fuel was the better option? We seem to have gone off on one, so to speak.

That never, normally happens on The Register.

Here's another angle - Which will kill more people? Burning the free fossil fuel or cousin Enus and his 9mm going on a rampage?

There we haven't ranted about the green issue yet.

Taser gun usage soaring among UK cops

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@ Andre Carneiro

You seem to be getting a little confused. The article is about police officers in England and Wales (for the geographically challenged that does not include Canada, Scotland nor Northern Ireland).

@ Mark

Any more of that nonsense and you'll shining somebody's toecaps with your gentleman's area and opening the the van door with your head!

Welsh blogger fined over 'menacing' plod blog

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Grow up people!

This case was put before a Magistrate. The gentleman in question has had his day in court. He would have had the opportunity to put his side of the story. The court clearly saw that there was sufficient evidence to convict.


Canadian man in Taser trouser inferno shocker

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Goodness gracious

........................................... (You know the rest)

Google sued for ad fraud

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Warning contents are hot!

If the residents of the former colonies need to be told when coffee is hot, and that vehicles may be closer than they appear in a car mirror then I have every confidence that this person will win.

Mine is the one made from the union flag!

'Extreme porn' law could criminalise millions

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Another opportunity for you to get your undies in a bunch!

Close to a hundred comments in under 24 hrs. My, that's impressive.

In the short time that I have been aware of ‘The Register’ I have noticed a bit of a trend. The subjects of paedophilia and pornography seem to get all of you a bit hot under the collar. You can certainly tell which contributors were only using one hand to type.

Is yours the one with the crispy tissues in the pocket?

West Yorks rolls out cop cams, ignoring plod nod probs

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@ adnim

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello? Did sir get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning?

UK.gov will force paedophiles to register email addresses

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Come on IT geeks, you're letting the side down!

I'm disappointed that there is no answer provided by the Register's so-called experts in all things IT.

Five days of hot air and bollocks in critisism of Jacqui Smith and her advisors. Once the ball was in your court you, collectively, had the chance to display your prowess.

A week later, not a murmur, bugger all, well done! (Cue distant church bell, whistling wind and tumble weed.)

Fade to black.


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What's the answer?

Clearly paedophiles do not abide by the laws of the land. Many of the contributors to this thread have criticised Ms Smith's advisors but what is the answer?

It is all very amusing to poke fun at the inadequacy or stupidity of the government’s efforts, but that doesn't help to prevent some adult raping or sexually abusing a baby or older child.

Smith plans 300-strong force to tackle UK radicalisation

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@ Gary Myers, David

Mr Myers - Yes we DID seem to need terror plods when the the IRA were in full swing! That is why we have had Special Branch officers since the late 19th centuary.

David - 52 deaths and many injured on 7th July 2005. A further atrocity attempted by another group a couple of weeks later on 21st July.

Terrorism has numerous definitions and takes many forms. You seem to be dismissing the threat in the UK but I bet you would have shit yourself if you had cause to travel on the London underground in mid July 2005. What could have happened on the anniversary?

That is the point of terrorism, from whichever group it comes. The act of terrorism is unlikely to be aimed at you specifically but would you ignore an unattended bag on a bus, train or at an airport? After all you are not the target.

Terrorists only have to be lucky once to be 'heroes'.

American Apparel's tags start tracking your pants

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@ If you've got nothing to hide

Why wear trousers at all?

I favour the moleskin codpiece. I was going to say that it is not big enough to secrete such a tag but that might give the wrong impression!

I keep my Tesco Visa chip and pin card safely in a lead lined box so that my route through their shop cannot be traced. I then pay cash, in Euros, and affect a foreign accent thus confusing my identity further. You know it makes sense.

AC - As for '1984 all over again'. Have the Eurythmics re-released said album?

Mega-mortuary creaks open its doors in Westminster

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@ Tim Blair

I always wanted to be a lexicographer but my thesaurus got in the way. That is a DYING trade.

Notts police seize mobile phone stun gun

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Dana W

Dana W, you wrote - "I've owned several stunguns, you aren't even allowed to touch one. So till you know what you are talking about at least slightly, you might want to study up. Or aren't you allowed to read about them either?"

You appear to be talking out of your arse (that's ass for the linguistically challenged)!

To have tested your stun gun on yourself and then write that the worst it can do is give you a numb arm and wet underwear says a lot about you. Perhaps if you take your Glock 36 and test that in a similar manner against your temple you could describe it's merits over the Glock 19.

I have been carrying firearms, operationally as a police officer, for the last 18 years in my part of the world (the U.K). I haven't had to shoot anyone in that time. In the last two years we have been carrying Taser (Dana, you should spell Taser with an 'S' not a 'Z') and I haven't had to use that either. Taser was introduced to this country as a 'less lethal option' and has been used as such by my colleagues. I say used, most have only had to light up the subject with the laser dot to gain their compliance (Dana, in case you are wondering, laser is with an 'S' not a 'Z' as well).

The reason this individual's stun gun phone was seized was that it is illegal to possess such an item in this country. At the wrong time in the wrong place, someone might have ended up dead. End of story, really.

Taser = Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.

Laser = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

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Brace yourself, this may smart a little!

A 'stun gun' and a Tazer are, to all intents and purposes, the same thing. Both deliver a sufficient jolt of electricity to spoil your day and stop you in your tracks. If you are unlucky enough to be the user of a heart pacemaker and get zapped by one of these, it may be your last earthly experience.

Now if the 'zapper' is a police officer with a Tazer, he will have been trained to shout a warning along the lines of "Would you mind,awfully, desisting from your course of action or 50,000 volts will be coursing through your body!". Now the alleged naughty person, upon hearing this, will stop and happily converse with the police officer and desist from said naughtiness. This would clearly be the case if Mr Naughty had a pacemaker because he would know that such spikes of electricity are particularly disruptive!

If the 'zapper' is a slack-jawed, f*ckwit with a stun gun made to look like something innocuous then the possibility is that the 'zappee' will not know it's coming and cannot do anything to avoid it. The zapper will not have weighed up the possible result of his actions and that is where you could have a death. Those pedants who are aguing the likely output of a device with an 'x' or a 'y' battery, capacitor or blah-blah-blah may like to check out 'stun gun' on ebay.com. In the U.S you can buy a nice little one that will fit inside a cigarette packet (uses 3 volt lithium batteries) and puts out one million volts. A possibly quicker death than smoking the cigarettes? Who can tell? I wouldn't like to find out.