* Posts by ShaggyDoggy

697 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

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Site-saving workers evacuated from Japanese reactor disaster

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Chernobyl

You knew, immediately when they said "no chance at all of another Chernobyl" that was exactly what will happen

London's Olympic clock claps out

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Says it all

Still, when they eventually get it restarted, perhaps they can have the actual remining time on there, since I never understood how a 500 day countdown can be showing currently more than 500 days to go.

I suppose we have the Olympic flame going out episode still to come * etc etc

* you read it here first

Make streaming a felony: Obama

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Presumably

Presumably they mean unlawful streaming, not all streaming.

Oh wait

Spooks' secret TEMPEST-busting tech reinvented by US student

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How ultrasonic can you go

Think about it, - 12 Mbps data rate - sound - Nyquist - ok that;s really ultra

Chicken Little report: Sat-nav dependency spells DISASTER!

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Old tech

We call it MapNav

It involves sheets of printed paper (does anybody remember paper) usually in a book (that's a collection of printed sheets of paper) and you had to read it (that's right it doesn't talk to you - at the next roundabout take the third exit, etc)

LORAN - because you're worth it (tm)

Microsoft to Apple: 'Oh, yeah? Well, your font is too small'

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Timewasters

Why don't these companies stop wasting people's time with all this legal shite and get back to producing good software.

Oh wait

Turn your mobile phones in to a live gig speaker

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RE: Lamont Cranston

"the band can strut about on stage, pretending to play"

Isn't that what they do anyway, with a DAT doing the actual "live" gig

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Silly stupid dumb

Have they got totally NOTHING better to do ????

I mean FFS

Neighbourhood watchers in Reading get speedguns

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Speed

Given that speed is not a contributory factor in nearly all RTC's are not these radar wagglers basically wasting their time, and if they really wanted to make a difference, perhaps researching the main causes of RTC's and acting to prevent those would be more helpful.

Oh wait, that doesn't get into the media.

Sony wins subpoenas revealing visitors to PS3 jailbreaker site

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Rootkit

I have never, and will never, forgive Sony for the rootkit episode.

Who do they think they are / we are ?

Anon Mail commenters to stay anon

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Effect

Jane Clift .... meet Barbra Streisand

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Airport

perhaps to test this ruling, someone would post that they would blow Robin Hood Airport sky high

Court OK's Assange Sweden extradition, given 7 days to appeal

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Questioning

Since the extradition is for "questioning" presumably once that questioning is over, Julian can come back to the UK, regardless of the outcome.

If the Swedes then wish to lodge charges, then they must re-apply for extradition, otherwise they will be seen as extraditing for questioning but then slapping a charge on him.

What I mean is, he is extradited for questioning ONLY, when that ends, back he comes.

Hopefully.

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Suit

Might as well get measured for that orange jumpsuit now Julian

Census threatens spies' cover

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re: Q18: What is your main language

In fact I could justifiably put "RPG ILE" since I spend more hours per day in that than anything else

Sony threatens to ban PS3 jailbreakers from network

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Am I alone

in that I am totally fucked off with items I HAVE BOUGHT being still under the control of the manufacturer. No I did not enter into a EULA* it is MY PROPERTY you are messing with.

I'll reeat for you Sony, you have had the money, now let me use what I paid for. k thx

* clicking 'yes' or 'I agree' does not constitute a legal arrangement, look it up

Airport face-scanning robots switched off

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We had this last year

"96 hour repair SLA, to be run from Portugal"

What could possibly go wrong, we asked.

Derrrrrr

One third of Russians say Sun revolves round Earth

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Yanks

Good job they didn't ask the Yanks - 90% think the Sun revolves oround THEM

OFT waves through UK.gov's national addressing database

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Oh no

Not another fucking database.

How long before this info

- gets left on a train

- gets sold to a company

- turns up on wikileaks

What could possibly go wrong

Oh yes, and who's going to maintain all those address changes ?

Channel Five reborn as Channel Five

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Oh no

Do we have to re-tune our videos again ???

The repeal bill: what's left in, what's left out

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Why don't we

Why don't we all pop down to Trafalgar square and camp out for 18 days and see if anything happens.

Oh, wait

Microsoft 'personalizes' Bing search results

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Idiots

"In real life, you take into account many things when making a decision: for example, where you are, what time it is, and what your friends think. We asked - shouldn’t your search engine do the same thing?"

NO IT FUCKING SHOULDN'T

who the hell do these people thing they are / we are

Nominet asks what you think of police domain grab

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Competitors

should have a great time

Dear Mr Plod

could you please shut down tesco.co.uk because there's omething on there I don't like

Yours,

J. Sainsbury

Elon Musk's rocket booked by Google X-Prize moon robot

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Streetview

Presumably this google-cart will have a streetview camera on top.

They were only practicing here on Earth.

Facebook's position on real names not negotiable for dissidents

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No prob

2. You will not create more than one personal profile.

is not the same as

2. You will not create more than one profile.

off you go

Critics slam feds for 'unprecedented' domain seizure

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Indeed

it seems now every one can "walk like an Egyptian"

Boffins hope for dimensional portal event at LHC by 2013!

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Wrong by 11 days

21/12/2012

I, for one, .... etc

Assange traveled in drag to evade gov spooks

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Pics

or it didn't happen

Mid-Atlantic Ocean temperatures peaked in 1998

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Dynamic

It's a dynamic ever-changing planet.

Get. Over. It.

k thx

CoD: Black Ops 'not fit for purpose', fans claim

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And while they're at it

please chuck Windows Vista in there

Police DNA test plan to put off prostitutes' punters

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Joke

This won't work

too many coppers on the database

Arcam Solo Neo combo hi-fi

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Portable

"portable it ain’t" - it's mains powered you numpty

Vodafone sacks login leakers

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que

since when was Vodafone "public sector"

Sarko to use G8 presidency to promote net regulation

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I need to get out more

I read that one as

"......just f***** off and leave the internet and people's piracy alone?"

Microsoft disputes Apple's 'App Store' trademark

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Kipper App

oops I must mean killer app, the first one I even heard of was Lotus 123 back in the early 80's, long before Apple (the computer company not the music company) which of course resulted in the IBM PC becoming de facto

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App

Of course it helps when "App" just happens to be the first 3 letters of "Apple"

Honda US cops to vast data snaffle from marketing firm

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I am a customer and a free man

"Acura is a luxury brand owned by Honda, not merely a luxury car. Perhaps Honda uses VINs as a primary key/unique identifier for its customers."

Honda does not own me, I am a customer of theirs, not _their_ customer/

And what use these VIN's once I've sold it on ?

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No surprise

Hey Honda - did none of you ever stop to ask why a PR company would need VIN numbers ?

Most end customers don't even know what they are.

Unless it's not a PR company of course, but then you never tell a lie.

Feds subpoena Twitter for info on WikiLeaks backer

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Echelon

We do they need to ask for something the already have ?

US bumblebees in 'alarming' decline

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You do realise

that when the bees die out, we die out

2012

BT confirms broadband upgrades for rotten boroughs

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And another thing

What's the legality of making me pay for a (e.g.) 10 Mbps service that at best can only ever deliver 3 Mbps ?

When I buy petrol does the cashier say - yes sir I know the pump says 10 litres but it only put in 3 litres, please pay for 10 litres

I mean FFS

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What's the fucking point

when BT throttles your speed if your usage exceeds 80 Gb in a month ?

Please get BT to answer that one

Boney M frontman checks out at 61

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Weird

This is beyond weird - he dies on the same date in the same city as someone he famously sang about - hmmm

Councils show true grit in the face of ... FOI requests

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re: so Norfolke @n@ Goode

I am not a _publicly-accountable_ and _funded_ body therefore FOI requests to me personally can be ignored.

k thx

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

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Questioning

There is zero chance of Assange being extradited to Sweden until he is actually charged with something.

But then there was zero chance of him being arrested/imprisoned in the UK where no charge physically existed in Sweden.

If these Swedish cops want to ask him some questions, why don't they just ring him up, in a police station in the UK if you like, or even pop over and visit us.

Their non-appearance in the UK states the obvious, they want him to go to Sweden.

Why - guess ....

eBay takes the Critical Path

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Never

I know that never is a very long time, but it's a lot shorter than the day when I (a) buy anything with a mobile phone or (b) allow myself to be referred to as a "mopper" ("muppet" is too close)

Yours,

Mr. Just Does Calls (not even texts) thankyou very much

Zuckerberg beats Assange to claim Person of the Year™

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Paris Hilton

Simples

If Manuel Gonzalez had been a square-jawed white Yank, he would have won it by a country mile.

Of course for an American they would have needed a wider hole.

Paris, knows all about wider holes

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FIX

Only yesterday we were told that Assange was leading the poll with over double the next person's votes.

Today he's third. Can't imagine how that happenned, Sherlock.

Either way Manuel Gonzalez should have wone, but then hes (a) not American and (b) Latino so no chance. Pity

Man caught w*nking over Alan Sugar's autobiography

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Re: J.Arthur

get modern mate - it's now "Jimmy Floyd"

First 'cryovolcano' discovered on Titan, ice moon of Saturn

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May I for one

welcome our new Aztlan ice volcano slush puppy overlords

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