* Posts by Paul 4

378 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jun 2009


Online car-buying firm agrees to more transparent pricing

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How is that missleading?

They may never get a car worth that, but that dosen't meen they won't take one... And if you have a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California you want to sell for £100k let me know. I'm sure I could raise the cash...

Traffic-light plague sweeps UK: Safety culture strangles Blighty

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If you want to play that game...

"If traffic is coming, let it pass. Look all around again and listen. Do not cross until there is a safe gap in the traffic and you are certain that there is plenty of time."

You said "if motorists turning at junctions obeyed the law by giving priority to pedestrians then we wouldn't need pedestrian phases". They don't. They should not walk out in to the road when they will not make it across without causing a car to stop, or cross where visability is limited, however the law says that if you do cross and a car that was not visable comes you have right of way, not that pedestrians have priority over cars. You are willfully missinterprating the highway code.

An equivelent would be where cars are parked restricting a road to one lane. The car who's lane is free has right of way, but if a car pulls out round the parked cars befor another car appears then they have priority.

America spared Top Gear Mexican quips

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5th gear is such a good program sticking to autocar style "how big is the boot" trash.

Anonymous pwns security firm that probed its membership

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Only when it is a three line whip. Look up how the uk system works befor trying to be smug.

Bold as brass metal thieves disrupt rail, comms, electric

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ticket nazis

Two words that tell everything for anyone who CBA to read all your waffle.

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Not the US

"If people weren’t starving and completely unable to get work, you would probably see these incidents dropping significantly."

Since were civilised we don't leave people to starve, but no matter what you do some people will still resort to crime. Were not talking about shop lifting here.

Assange traveled in drag to evade gov spooks

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"Come on, he was/is the target of what is perhaps the most high profile manhunts of the century." Odd that. Noone ever said they were looking for him. The police said they knew where he was the whole time and were waiting for the paperwork to be correct.

Shocked mum muzzles foul-mouthed toy mutt

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As apposed to

America English... Like Canadian French...

Anonymous hacktivists fire ion cannons at Zimbabwe

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Or Ebay, Asda, Tescos, share trading sites, online banking, online credit card processing etc etc. Theres lots of sites that need to be up and running. Its a long time since the internet was nothing more than infomation and adverts.

4chan hit by DDoS assault

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cardboard forts

"attacking each other's cardboard forts" genius

World of Warcraft bot ban ticks off world of critics

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So any game people use cheats on is in some way broken and the fault of publisher? There are, clearly, plenty of people who think the game is good, me for one, and even more who think the game is to easy.

Unfortunatly there will always be those who find any game to much effot. There used to be cheat codes in every magazine. Entire companys grew up around cheat hack cartrages and memory cards. This is not about the game being bad, or boreing, but about some people not wanting to play fair. It is also about gold farmers and people wanting money. There is some expensive stuff in the game that takes a long time to get because Blizz wanted to make it hard to get, but for some people they want this stuff now, with no work.

PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail

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The icecream

layering effect. A perfect name.

Most coders have sleep problems, need 'hygiene and care'

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I demand

Open source bacon! Penguin bacon? Banux!

DARPA fashions miracle robotic attachment from balloon, coffee

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I would have thought

Ceramic chips would have worked as well, without the habit of turning to dust. But then I supose that would not be very DARPA. I asume they will be working on some hyper tech super coffee alternative as we speak.

Ms. Gates: 'Bill does not use a Mac'

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Gadget ownership?

There dad is the king of nerds. Apple products are least of there worries, and anyway "i don't have an iPod but I have a badass gameing rig and an xBox in every room and access to a jet" won't cause to many problems.

European Parliament: If you don't pay, you will pay

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It'll make no diffrence to the UK

As we already have statutory interest of.... 8% above base rate...

Police turn to extreme-sport mobe sucking

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Cola aint that strong, what-ever urban myth might say.

BBC adopts El Reg units

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All that

And life guards, swimmers, lane dividers, receptionists, changing rooms and the childrens pool (Hopefully without children as it will probably not flood until after the school holidays). Imagine that flooding your valley. The will be rubber rings and swimming caps all over the place. It'll make a right mess.

Blizzard comes out clean after WoW pants-down plans

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Tinfoil hat


Abu Hamza ruling clarifies McKinnon case

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"What sort of message does it send when convicted terrorists can arrive here illegally"

That we are a civilised nation that dose not send people overseas to be tourtured or killed, or to face a mock trial and unfair treatment?

Europe approves US mass data grab

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Payments to Eta or the IRA from the US?

Spoof beer ad mocks England footie flops

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Were very good at that. And were not bad at allot of other sports either.

BT boss brands Britain illiterate

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Actualy no

"Trevor 3, English changes over time, but a person from 100 years ago (1910) could understand me and my vocabulary quite easily and vice versa."

Yes, a person young in 1910 could understand you, as someone young could now, but you could not understand day to day conversation of someone not speeking the queens English.

For example:

"I just passed Smithys gammy chavy just this morning outside the lushery down the chapel. He was on the blob for some chink. I chucked him a duce to get rid of him. Mark my words he'll be up before the beak and on the boat soon."

Note how some slang stays, some goes and some changes. Slang has always been like that, and always will be. The diffrence now is that more people can write, and people write more. The idea that this is new is utter rubbish.

Privacy watchdogs: Silence isn't cookie consent

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What they realy don't like

Is that most people will say no.

Council of Europe condemns teen-bothering Mosquito

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Im 30

and can hear up to 17 khz, and my hearing is fucked thanks to rideing a motorbike. It sounds like nonsense, or old data, that over 20s can't hear it.

These things should be band, and if I ever hear one I am complaining to the local environmnetal health about the noise.

UK arms industry 'same as striking coal miners' - Army head

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Theres no such thing

`as an off the shelf ship, except very very small ones. Even comment things like trawlers are custom built.

Redback spiders provoke BAE lock-down

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They do have nasty teeth

They can crack nuts with them. But, ye, about as much a Pirania as a Neon tetra.

Nobel Prize winner on dodgy World Cup ball

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Consistantly in the top ten

Three non qualifications and 1 number 11 in the last 60 years. We do stand a chance. Not the best team out there, but saying England are shite is just racist ranting.

Home Office launches urgent review of illegal police stop'n'search

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Missinterpritation of laws is not the same as Gassing millions. Noone knows and understands every law on the statute. If they did they sure as fuck wouldent be a police officer. What utter utter stupidity.

Paris, because, well... Even she isen't that dumb to cause Godwin to be invoked.

MI5 recruiters enter the Strategy Boutique in CIO search

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Just make sure

The joss-sticks arn't the exploding one's or Q will go mental.

Senior IT officials among top paid civil servants

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I got them the wrong way round. My bad.

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And the MoD

Dwarfs the NHS.

iPad apps may need to be disabled-accessible

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Web products

Not website, although I would have thought that apps would already fall under the provision of a service laws.

Woman sues Google after highway knockdown

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Not if it was an accident

Like, she was in the carrageway and got hit by a driver who didn't see her. But then if the driver was not paying attention... It all depends on exactly how and why she was hit.

ConLibs to outlaw kiddyprinting without permission

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What utter utter tripe. For a start the conservatives are no longer the party of the rich, but the middle class and business owners (Big and small), and have been since the end of the old librals (In the early to mid 20th C. But lets not let that get in the way of a bit of old fashond tribalisum.

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"since when I was at school" amoung others.

Perhaps I should have spent more time learning to write and less time smokeing behind the bike sheds.

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Not realy though...

Squealing about "bullies will steal it" is just the sort of thing we hear from the govenment. Don't tackle a problem, work around it.

Also unless something has changed drasticly since when I was at school 15 years ago bullying has nothing to do with the powers teachers have and everything to do with schools default reaction to any report of bullying to be "nananananananawe don't have a problemnanananananananaIF your child was bullied it must be a one offnanananananananaim not listening because we don't have any bullyingnanananananananana".

Biz Linux needs Office license to run MS web apps

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Other than a chance to start a flame war

Whats the point in this artical? MS want people to pay for software? So?

Voting chaos in not-fit-for-purpose electoral system

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A Hung paliment is not a coalition government... A coalition government is formed in the event of a Hung Parliament, or it can be a minority government. They are known the same way all over the EU.

UK polling stations turn away 'hundreds' of voters

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So of us work and have kids.

"a chunk of people didn't turn up to vote until very late in the day and then complained that the queue was too long"

What, 7pm, after getting home at 6, sorting out the kids dinner (7 year olds don't understand "Mummy and daddy have to vote befor you eat"), and rushing down the the polling station? Dosen't seem to silly to me.

The problem seems to be that the polls are only open untill 10, which isent that late at all.

Germans plan to make 'synthetic natural' gas from CO2

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Not realy

Considering oxygen and chlorine are totaly diffrent elements, rather than diffrent molecules with the same elements. CH4 and C3H8 are not that diffrent in oxidation reactions.

Man uses meat cleaver to fashion UK-ready iPad

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Lets be fair now...

A big axe or circular will also do the job.

Sharing bank PINs leaves consumers at risk

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The wonder of internet spam. There is no panic button.

Google promises what Jobs hates in next Android

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Nokia hasn't really got the hang of the US market

Can't help thinking thats because they won't bung jurnos huge wadges of cash/freebies.

Cheshire lass, 8, wins Playmobil vid challenge

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Top marks!

And well done to her!

Megan Fox not world's sexiest woman: Official

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What has America got to do with it?

I don't get it.

California's 'Zero Energy House' is actually massive fossil hog

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3 not 2 cylinder

But thats just an excuse to tell the story of why they built it again. VW heard talk of Renault building a 3 litre clio and thought is was 3l/100km... Turns out it was the clio V6 3.0.

Jobsian drones shackle gamer with 'lifetime' iPad ban

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PC world

Ask for that infomation for TV licensing and junk mailing. You don't have to hand it over.

Vodafone launches snooping service

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Black Helicopters


It MUST be bankers wanting to hide things.