* Posts by Hans Upp

13 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jun 2010

Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant cancelled

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Wrong Paper?

Y'know, reading this article made me wonder if I had inadvertently switched to the Daily Heil.

Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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Re: Don't worry be happy!

sadly, that doesn't work :(

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Re: @ amethyst_igor

Quote: Press <ALT> <V> then under the <Toolbars> option check-mark <Menu> and there you go! All options readily available again!

Nope, they aren't. In fact if you " Press <ALT> <V>" absolutely sod-all happens. No " <Toolbars> option" nothing, nada, nix, nowt, zilch, zero, f all !!!

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FF29 - what abortion is this?

So what numpty decided it would be a great idea to eliminate the address bar and all navigation buttons?

Do we no longer use URL's? Do we no longer need to say, go back a page or reload a page?

Have I been asleep for a long time and these things have all changed and I missed it?

So, it would appear, that unless you already had it bookmarked you can no longer navigate to anywhere.

Oh and I used to have infoRSS feed running along as a ticker in my add-on bar, but that too has been eliminated. Been through all the 'customise' options and nothing in there to get any of these things back.

I am not a person normally given to swearing but this ********* ****** *********** has just ******** me right off.

Judge orders Yelp.com to unmask anonymous critics who tore into biz

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YELP - Scammers paradise?

Hmmm, interesting.

I was victim of an attempted MOT scam. You know the very common kind, where the garage gives a list of false "failings" to hopefully generate revenue from the work. Instantly knew it was wrong and withdrew the car, took it to another 'honest' garage who passed it - no work necessary.

So I had all the documentation, false fail and pass to back me up.

Went to YELP and found a wonderfully glorious praising review of the scammers. So I wrote my own honest review of what had happened, to balance things out.

Guess what, my honest review was blocked, the other dishonest one was retained.

Moral of the tale? YELP isn't going to bite the hand that feeds it.

Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

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Black Helicopters

Well, surely the FBI would immediately demand his extradition to Gitmo , to which the UK govt would be only too happily fawning to do?

I mean, hacking facebook must pose a huge threat to world peace.

No wait, who ever said the yanks were interested in world peace, there's money to be made. Pah!

Groupon's pants 'Weight Loss HOTPANTS' ad banned

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ASA = Nagging powers

With this Tory government (+ some hangers-on to shield the flack) you've got no chance of giving any teeth to the ASA.

Its called "Free Enterprise" and they applaud it.

aka . . . con anyone, with anything, at any time, and this bunch will give you a pat on the back for it. What the hell do you think they MEAN when they talk about de-regulation?

Its a crooks and con-men's charter.

Default judgement FAIL: ACS:Law muffs up in court

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Is this POETIC justice?

Actually, I am writing a poem about this farce but unfortunately I'm a bit stuck for a word to rhyme with a line that ends in 'lankers' . . .

so, I'm open to suggestions?

French woman chased up tree by wild pigs, rescued by copter

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Shocking situation

I can sympathise with this woman.

I've had many occasions when I've tried unsuccessfully to get away from some terrible bores in France, and I can tell you it drove me wild.

Caravan-swiping suspect spotted on Street View

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@ - Sorry m8 - you are too naive

. . . and I could tell you the story about how in S. Wales, they took a complete working Cochrane Industrial Boiler Plant (i.e. about half the size of a house) overnight when security confirmed, genuinely, no vehicle entered or left the site.

Want cheap international calls? Pay foocall for the privilege

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Foo-k That

Well, they sure have managed a great marketing coup and got the kind of free publicity money can't buy - even El Reg has been suckered!

But as for their rates - not very competitive - try 18185 for cheap International Calls

Double whammy: The music tax based on deep packet inspection

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By strange co-incidence

This appears on BBC news today (read through)


Hoodies swipe bus for YouTube joyride

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Absolutely scary . . .

. . . that LuMan remembers such fine details of Melvyn Hayes and Cliff Anyone-For-Tennis, in the worst film of the 60's (translation for da yoofs - Movies used to be called Films in those days)