* Posts by Stuart Barnett

14 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Jun 2007

Secret teen hacker army ridiculed

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I'm a hacker

Please sir! pick me! ... and I haven't been caught doing anything naughty.

Mines the one with the school logo and the catapult in the pocket.

Missing Webroot founder found dead

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@ Charles Manning

"... not all manic depressives are equal".

That's depressing

Baptist church in assault rifle giveaway

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Mis-application of sanity

"If Congress, back when our country was fighting for its independence could give engraved muskets to the fifteen or so eleven year old boys that their teacher, Mr. Akins, led into battle against the British, then we can give away a firearm still today, especially since our Supreme Court just re-emphasized our Second Amendment rights."

Nothing like taking 200 hundred years for taking things out of context.

Or does the 'War on Terror' [Copyright of the Bush Administration] entitle these church -cough- men to equip their children for this new Crusade?

Street View spycar prowls Inverness

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Nessie hunting

That's not Google maps, they're Nessie hunting.

I for one one bow down to our new Google overlords and and their Orwellian snooping.

Mine's the one with the fish in the pocket!

DOJ sinks another EliteTorrent admin

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For the love of God ...

Please, read your post before hitting submit and use a spell checker.

Your thoughts may be insightful, provocative or hard hitting but poor spelling makes them look deranged.

Mine's the one with the dictionary in the pocket

Submarine cable cut torpedoes Middle East access

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Cut through red cables?

Never mind the red tape.

Sorry, coat/hat/door

Newly-homeless kids get free iPod

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@ Rich

"It's like that twat Gates funding a cure for malaria, yet a fraction of what they've spent could have bought mosquito nets for everyone affected."

Love it.

Why teach a man to fish when you can send him to the chippie for a few quid?


Cops expose cross-dressing Catholic school principal

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Not really when his name says it all:

Paula Schum!

Coat, hat ... ? Ok

ISP blows the whistle on router chip 'fault'

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Similar but not quite ;o)

I had huge issues with my ISP, Plusnet. Line dropping, speeds of a massive 108kbps (that's right 2x dial up) on an Upto (meh!) 8Mb line. I did everything they suggested but no joy. Eventualy got fed up and moved to Orange and had the same problems. Common denominator ... BT line. With baited breath and the threat of divorce I called them out risking the near £200 call out charge. Guy said "... can't see anything wrong". "However, you've got an old style master socket, internal wiring on an external wall, a worn connection point where the telegraph line joins the house and a frayed telegraph line, but none of that will impact on your performance!" He changed the lot and I'm now stable at 4Mb and have never seen it drop below 3 Mb.

It was financial gamble calling them out but as has been pointed out, BT's infrastructure is so old it's wearing out. Even Steptoe would leave it alone!

Dwarf superglues todger to hoover

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"... I just wished the ground could swallow me up."

A very poor turn of phrase!

Shooting stars to dazzle in September...

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Triffids I tells ya!

It's the start of the end ... beware

(... and pay attention to the Ides of March)

Ban texting while driving, say Americans

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Txt'ing whilst driving is a constitutional right and talk of it being revoked is un-American!

There I've said it.

Fancy an earful? Click here for tech support

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Do NTL own this company?

... Or at least 'Rufus' should apply. He'd fit right in.

Scotland ranked 'worst small country'

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The best small country in the world

If you read the findings it's the health factor that lets Scotland down. For education and economy it's higher than average. As was previously stated, Finland turned themselves around n 15 years!