* Posts by GilbertFilbert

27 posts • joined 18 Jul 2009

Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired


Re: Many a true word said in jest.

It reminds me of G W Bush's jape to his mates about running America - it would be some much easier if it was a dictatorship, provided he was the dictator.

Prime Minister David Cameron in Twitter gaffe


A closer inspection of expenses is now warranted

Title says it all.

US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him


Re: Incorrect asumption about US Public opinion....

"As long as He has not disclosed specific intelligence....like Wikileaks"

It was newspapers such as the Guardian that actually published the Wikileaks info (until the Guardian double-crossed Assange, possibly because he let them know he wasn't happy that they didn't publish stuff relating to Israel). It was also a Guardian 'journalist' who also published the encryption key for the whole archive.

Student falsely IDed by Reddit as Boston bomber found dead


Re: Lazy Fat Americans.

"Making large amounts of saccharide-laden drinks available at cheap prices, and then consuming then is the problem, not the specific carbohydrate profile."

The low price of HFCS makes the former possible, so it is valid to make an objection to this specific carbohydrate

Home Sec to decide Gary McKinnon's fate by 16 October


Re: probably not a very fashionable thing to say, but...

So justice is a fashion statement?

Megaupload boss: Site popular among US government users


Re: Not in the least surprised

"When I was a US government contractor, the contractors worried about licensing, paying for things, etc." ...

then billing the government, what, 3* or 10* the price? Gotta milk the cash cow.

Secret US 'Jedi' ghost-copters kept out of bin Laden raid


The jedicopter are so stealthy

The US military can't find them.

Arms supplier: US military, please accept one boxed jedicopter.

Ousted Egyptian prez fined £20m for net cut-off


BT Engineers quaking in their boots?

I thought alcohol was banned in Muslim countries

David Davis: Jobless should dig trenches for fat UK pipes


What - like the Post Office?!?

"You must be a public sector apologist"

No - like British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways, British Aerospace, Virgin Media, Phorm, Enron, Goldmen Sacks etc etc etc - doubleplus fail.

"politicians aren't in the pockets of corporations."

In the good old days corrupt politicians used to take backhanders in brown envelopes, no its all in the open - "office expenses" is a good one, allegedly.

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


Conceptual problem

Ian Michael Gumby wrote "I realize I'm just a techie and my undergrad courses were all in Engineering and Science." etc, etc

The Amazingly Self-Deprecating Ian Michael Gumby seems to find difficulties with the concept of having to prove oneself innocent.

Japan plans space debris fishing trip


Re: I thought it was some bint's handbag?

If it was, it would be big enough to be visible from Earth.

Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding

Big Brother

Dear user - your data really is in the clouds


Senior Guardian hacks turn on Assange


Re: Now the truth starts to emerge...

"Assange == Amateur

Nick Davies == Professional Journalist."

So to summarise, you are saying that Assange has rubbed up Nick Davies ego the wrong way?

Kia POPs out see-through OLED dash readout


Looks like a vaccuum cleaner

The title is the message. PS I would like to request the option for multiple icons Joke and Fail in this case.

ID cards poster girl laments her £30


"I want my money back. Otherwise, it is simply tantamount to theft"

You will get more sympathy if you claim it was a stealth tax - the downside is that you would have to admit it was a stealth tax on the stupid. But hey, you may get your £30 back.

School secretly snapped 1000s of students at home


Re: havin_it 17:15

"He keeps going on about this 'dsgfsjkhhhhkjweeeeeeeeellaanasanswrrrrrr'.

Oh no, another Icelandic volcano. We're all doomed.

Carlos Slim is world's richest man, Bill Gates now number two

Gates Horns

Which is worse?

Ecclestone is on the same list as Zuckerberg OR Zuckerberg is on the same list as Ecclestone

Car thieves making clean getaway with GPS jammers


What is it with Audi?

They are driven by middle class chavs who think driving a BMW is beneath them.

Airport scanners face double exposure


Another stupid moron

Not so long ago the real terroists with real explosives (Semtex etc) were white, and spoke with distinctive accents. They are raising their heads again in Northern Ireland. Tell me, do you support helfire missiles being fired at their houses? If not, why not?

Of the 6 criteria you list, I conclude you match 4 - if I'm allowed to treat stupidity as a 'mental illness'

New airlock mini-sub for US Navy SEAL 'operations'


new and enlarged pocket submarine!

So Mrs Seal will be saying:

Is that an elarged submarine in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Think Aussie election rules are draconian? Look at the UK's


Single party state

"But who is a genuine 3rd party? " - we need a genuine 2nd party first. One that is not beholden to corporate lobbyists. And remember that the Goatse guy is a politician who deals with the US.

Supersonic stealth jumpjet in first hover-system flight test


sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD is wrong

when he says watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwcq04GzU1k

This is much more appropriate:


ISA report reveals email security lapse


You can't make this up

Damn, I should have placed that bet on how long it would take.

Option request: Allow users to select multiple icons in the same response

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7


Karmic Koala?

Who comes up with these names? I think I'll wait for the Boisterous Badger version.

Aussie woman's toilet trauma prompts lav-overhaul call


Ejector seats

What could possibly go wrong?

Would you leave your child alone with a cabinet minister?


Re: Do not pass Go

James Pickett said:

"I now have a form to fill in that asks: "Have you ever refused a criminal records check?" so that's that dealt with then..."

You have the wrong attitude. You need to think like our overlords. You did not refuse the check, you declined to accept their kind offer.


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