* Posts by The Axe

666 posts • joined 10 Nov 2011


Driveway karaoke singer who wanted to lift lockdown spirits cops council noise complaint

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The only mistake...

The only mistake he made was not to dedicate each song to the NHS. You can get away with breaking many crimes if it's for the NHS. No social distancing (as shown by the Met Police themselves on Westminster Bridge) and you can leave your house to clap when it's not a reasonable excuse to do so.

DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register

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Why quarantine for so long when they could wait a few days and then test.

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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Re: Massive invasion of privacy

And what do the letters in NAZI stand for? Clue, the word socialist is one of the words.

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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Re: Dangerous talk leads to dangerous outcomes

"the couple who took the hydroxychloroquine left over from their fish because they believed Trump when he said it was a cure (and in case you've forgotten the man died and the woman almost did))."

Well the man was a highly educated engineer and his wife was a Democrat supporter who donated loads of money to it. So why would she believe someone she considers the enemy? There is talk that it was murder with the wife taking some of the poison to cover her tracks.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party

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Re: Another thing...

@Anon in another country; didn't you know, the NHS is a religion now.

That awful moment when what you thought was a number 1 turned out to be a number 2

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Re: Technical management tips

You're a cardboard engineer!

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It's cheque. #EnglishIsTheLanguage /You'reWelcome /Sarc

The virus curing the mobile industry's chronic addiction... and sparking an impressive algorithmic price experiment

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Wasn't the 100,000 hotel places and flight seats nicked from Tim Worstall? Or did Worstall nick it from you?

IR35 blame game: Barclays to halt off-payroll contractors, goes directly to PAYE

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So will Barclay's stop using external services companies like Crapita? I doubt it. One rule for the big boys, another rule for the little ones.

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

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Re: Surely it's just a bit of civility

@JDX, agreed. People are asses on SE when someone asks a stupid/silly/obvious question and they respond with a derogatory turn of phrase. Just stopping pronoun use won't stop people being asses - it's just human nature.

Chef melts under heat, will 86 future deals with family-separating US immigration agencies

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Go woke go broke

If the business wants to follow the orders of its employees rather than its managers and would prefer to virtue signal rather than make a business deal worth lots of people's salaries then it deserves to go to the wall.

Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers

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Quite a few according to Guido at order-order.com. some from North Korea too. Basically remainers cheating.

New Zealand cops cuff alleged jackasses who shared mosque murder video, messages online

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@TrixrBronze For some reason the laws are imposed on those of a brown disposition who commit hate crimes and against those with a paler disposition.

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So no videos of the enemy being killed then?

Forget that rare-earth element crunch – we can now just extract them from industrial waste

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Tim Worstall

No comment from Tim?

Visual Studio 2017 15.9 is here! Fire up your Windows on Arm laptops. All four of you

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Bag o ....

Its still a bag of bits and pieces with a lack of consistency. And don't get me started on help and documentation- because I can't because its non existent or useless.

C++ devs take a Step Back, let the UWP guy play with Visual Studio

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Re: finally they acknowledge the C++ devs

Yep, VS 2017 is a pile of s.... But then every version of VS I've tried is a pile of s.... I've been brought up on UltraEdit and Eclipse and GDB and Linux and command line builds. VS and Window's header files just clog up everything - haven't they heard of namespaces and keeping things compartmentalised.

The Register IBM Bluemix programming challenge: The winner!

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Any chance of the winning code to be published so that the rest of numpties can learn from it and apply the secrets of success to our own code?

Ad watchdog: Amazon 'misleading' over Prime next-day delivery ads

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$0.75 – about how much Cambridge Analytica paid per voter in bid to micro-target their minds, internal docs reveal

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Re: Interesting ...

Not illegal, but against policy of the college. However, the college itself can set up any company it wants to further the aims of the college and which benefits the college. The policy against others is that they are in it for themselves, not the college.

US states accused of skimming cash from 911 emergency call dosh

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Corps like Apple don't pay US tax because it is too high. So they kept it out of the country and used it elsewhere in their multi-national corps. When Trump lowered tax rates, corps found it was more efficient to actually use it in the US rather than elsewhere. That's why many large corps gave their employees large bonuses in response to the tax cuts. Did you miss the news or think it was some fake news because of your left wing bias. I think your intellectual capability is getting worse as the country gets better. If you want to get your IQ up, go look up the Laffer Curve.

Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

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Mel Brooks

The Producers by Mel Brooks is now effectively banned due to tbis ruling. No more Springtime for Hitler.

Don't the ASA know human psychology and that making light of horrendous events is a way of coping. Banning such humour will harm the psyche of the population.

How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini

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Nice trolling, got some bites. :-)

Twitter's not dreaming of a white supremacist Xmas: Accounts nuked

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Death of twitter

Everyone will switch to minds.com or gab.ai and twitter will be a lefty circle jerk.

India to launch moon mission in March 2018

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UK funding

All due to the UK's funding of India.

BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Words not stats

Boris is right, Jane is wrong as is Norgrovery. The wording is the importantime bit not the figures. Control is the key.

Japanese sat tech sinks Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists' hopes

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Environmentalists acting as pirates

Sea Shepard is basically a pirate ship.

Judge orders handover of Trump protest website records – DreamHost claims victory

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Re: Dictatorship like by U.S Government

"What happened to the republican politician that published pictures of her opponents in a gunsight - and then one of them was assassinated?"

That was Sarah Palin and it was a visual effect commonly used in many situations. And on of her opponents was not assassinated, that was a just an attempt to make a non-existent connection by her opponents who were losing and doing desperate things to try and win.

VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code

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Re: clean air laws are a joke

"I would do it just to rile up the green junkie paris liberals. this guy is a hero and the judge is just another silly billie."

Government creates some rules about something. Engineers do their best to work to it. However company needs to satisfy the needs of the public to make a profit. A clash. So the company tries to work around the system. Government wins (all the time) as it has force behind it.

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Re: clean air laws are a joke

"Troll or arsehole, either way you should be ignored."

So no one can have a different opinion then. To have the wrong thought is a crime next?

San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite

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Re: If you ignore them, they'll go away...

Violence is always started by AntiFa. They use it to get the media coverage they crave, though the MSM is so left wing that its not hard to get some media coverage.

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Re: When did Far Right

Everyone is an alt-right Nazi when the default position is to be a Communist which is what AntiFa are really. AntiFa are also the biggest fascists as they use fascist techniques to further their message, ie. force.

Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Re: "a small number were nazis"

"If you are in a march with, a small number" of people carrying a Nazi flag you either ask them to leave, leave yourself, or accept that you a fucking Nazi."

So marching with people carrying communist flags makes you fucking commie. Communism and it's bed mates Marxism and Socialism have killed more than the Nazis did.

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Re: Not a fan of white supremacists...

@diodesign, a small number were nazis. Why tar the whole crowd because of a few. It's like calling all social justice protesters communists and marxists because a few in the crowd wave communist flags or SWP signs.

US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

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The clue is in the domain name

The domain name has disrupt, as in stop, hinder, interfere with, the inauguration in its name. That's a bit more than free speech and anything against the president is a crime, be they right wing or left wing.

One thought equivalent to less than a single proton in mass

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@Jason Bloomberg, So you think that the whole public is pristine and innocent and kind and gentle and it's Hopkins articles that make them hate others? Do you not think that she is just saying stuff that many of the public already agree with?

We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer

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Re: Again?

I thinking you have a visual problem. You didn't look at Eddie picture in the tweet, nor read the story properly. Eddie is not dark (other than maybe a tan from living on the South Coast which gets more sun than the North). Eddie was not being lippy, he was not giving his name to someone who had no authority to ask for his name, in other words a civilian member of the police.

Manufacturers reject ‘no deal’ Brexit approach

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Fake news and hyperbole and scaremongering

All spouted by vested interests only interested in keeping their salaries and not caring one jot about the UK.

I'LL BE BATT: Arnie Schwarzenegger snubs gas guzzlers for electric

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Re: Taxed Enough Already

@Shady: "Global fossil fuel subsidies were $5.3 trillion in 2015. The good ol' US of A subsidised $600 billion of that. Global renewable subsides were $88 billion in the same period."

Well done, mixing global and US subsidy figures to confuse the issue. Then not reading the Wiki article you link to which shows fossil fuel subsidy to be about $4b.. And I bet you think that a tax credit which all businesses get counts as a subsidy when applied by the Oil & Gas industry.

Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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Re: Likely

Or it could be that POTUS was renamed to POTUS44 and a new POTUS was created which immediately garnered millions of followers so putting a lie to the hate factor. How many did the original POTUS gain in its first few hours?

Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

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Why isn't Soros listed as one of the billionaires. Could it be that he is one of those who funds Oxfam and that lefty lot so he's a good guy in their eyes?

You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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Re: Conflicted

Certain sections of the press got away with abusive behaviour. They were eventually punished. What S40 wants to do is punish everyone because of the actions of a few. Just like in a classroom where the whole class is kept behind because one kid wrote "Teacher is a twat" on the blackboard.

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So you want a state regulated press. Just like the good old USSR then.

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Re: Um..

So Mosley can sue El Reg under section 40. Bye bye El Reg.

Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

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Re: I say let him walk home NOW

You are talking about the one who reported that he had seen a badly named WiFi hot spot and put 2 and 2 together to make 5 aren't you?

Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

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Re: "Planned Register of Muslims"

"So, according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), threatens or plans reprehensible and unconstitutional actions. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after he is elected, and even when he is actually President, as long as he only threatens these actions. You should only start to complain when he actually starts to implement his ideas."

So according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), commits criminal acts or takes money from foreign government. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after she is elected, and even when she is actually President, as long as she only threatens the other side. You should only start to complain when she is actually jailed.

Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: When I was at college...

Vegans are basically following a belief system. Just like Christians and Muslims. And because it's a belief, and all beliefs can conflict with each other, everyone can take the piss out of everyone else. So don't feel ashamed about criticising someone's beliefs. The basic human right of free speech means that you have the right to offend someone else because they will be offending you, be it by spouting some religion or political opinion.

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Re: Fighting your way to the top of the food chain?

"It is an inefficient use of our time to sit in front of the gogglebox staring at other people doing absurd things for our entertainment. It is an inefficient use of our lives to spend a majority of it in an office staring at a screen and typing away on a keyboard making 1's and 0's fly around the world."

Oh, so I suppose you want to go back to grandparent's time and do lots of manual work and work long hours with very little leisure time? That must be efficient use of your time. Me? I'd rather use efficient technology that makes my job easier and faster with with less physical work meaning that I have more time for my own pleasure, which might involve the gogglebox.

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Re: But Why?

As a chemist you should be doing what you did at university, READ. If you read the article or any of the other news reports about the story, then you'd read that it's used in the manufacture of the polymers, in the pellets. And if you read a bit more, maybe like doing RESEARCH (again something you must have done at uni) you'd find that it's used as a lubricant, you know something to help all the pellets move along through the production process.

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Re: Simple questions, simple answers

Stating the stereotype that many Mexican immigrants are criminals etc is not racist. It's stereotyping and xenophobic at worse.

Media writing about beautiful people is stating a fact. Just look at how the write about Hollywood stars.

Rosie O'Donnell's face is ugly. But misogynistic? Nope, she is an individual. She's not a whole gender. Extrapolating from one to all is just like stating that all Trump voters are identikits.

Grade? F-, please try harder.



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