* Posts by Munzly The Hermit

17 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Jul 2008

Invasion of the virus-addled lightbulbs (and other banana stories)

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Re: Third time (un)lucky?

or, n fact, a tasted toecake!

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Boiling tea?

You should always scald tea leaves! It's instant coffee that mustn't be scaled.

White House to bring us up to speed on artificial intelligence hype latest

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What is Intelligence?

Until someone works out exactly how biological intelligence works, how can anyone design an artificial version?

The nearest you could get with the current degree of understanding is a Pseudo-Intelligence Software System, or PISS..

Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Re: Ugly, no.

No, more like the Bond Bug. Nearly bought one of those, 'til I sobered up!

Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

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Re: Who is Steven Fry?

He was great as Jeeves in the UK TV series "Jeeves and Wooster". In fact he played the part of a know-all!

GCHQ mass spying will 'cost lives in Britain,' warns ex-NSA tech chief

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Re: The power that mass surveillance gives...

What happened to the concept that the government were the servants of the people? They are there to protect not repress!

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Re: Gosh, a voice of reason speaking to our government!

It is well known that governments always prepare for the previous war, so are always unprepared for the next.

Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

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Re: Note to El Reg:

It's not a body-hair transplant then? I've been wondering what species the donor was?

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Re: The guy is the hard-core Democrat's dream.

Spitting image was good because it was topical. If it came back it could be good again for the same reason.

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I very much doubt that it's UK Muslims signing the petition. I suspect it's a wide range of UK citizens with a mischievous sense of humour!

The only real response to a goof like T is laughter. Here in the UK the word "Trump" means a loud anal discharge of foetid gas.

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Re: Truth to Power

"if enough monkeys are put in front of typewriters" - one of them will throw it out of the window and buy an Amstrad.....

Dry those eyes, ad blockers are unlikely to kill the internet

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Re: @werdsmith - People who use adblockers...

So what about the climate? All that paper is adding to the world climate problems. Recycling it is not enough, that costs energy as well.

Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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I was under the impression that playing real classical music had a better effect than "mosquitos."

Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Over the years I have learned to read web pages without either seeing or registering ads, even subliminally. I suspect I'm not alone in having acquired this talent. So stuff you advertisers!

101 uses for a former merchant banker

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Give'em Lip!

Stack them in battery cages, find a cheap way to maintain their belly-fat, then use regular liposuction to reclaim the grease for conversion to auto-fuel or gasify it for cooking and heating.

Google: Guinea pig brainwaves prove video ads 'compelling'

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Avoidance is the best way to treat video ads.

Any video or animation on a web-page, that is superfluous to the content in which I'm interested, is NOT compelling - it is IRRITATING and DISTRACTING . If is an advert, I do notice the brand, but usually vow to avoid it like the plague for its unwelcome attack on my concentration.

I use every means and plug-in at my disposal to block out such adverts, in which case the brand never crosses my mind..

CenturyTel joins Charter in data pimping freeze

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Not Phorm fitting

If I visit a website for shopping purposes, I usually know what I want and where to get it. Having made the purchase, I then don't want to be bored silly by repeated ads for something I am no longer searching for. So in my case, and many other's, the whole concept of data-pimping is totally counter-productive. By the time the targeted ads appear, I'm off looking for something else.