* Posts by leaway2

35 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012

Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be late and £2bn over budget


"£2bn over budget, at the time of writing." FIFY.

Uber says it's changed and is now ever-so ShinyHappy™


Yeah, good luck with that. I was taken on a mystery tour by a black cab from Manchester airport. When I baulked at the roundabout journey, plod was called, shrugged his shoulders and told me that the driver could take any route he wanted to. "so via Birmingham would be OK? cough up or get arrested.

Give me Uber any day.

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it


Have they tried playing the sound of Whales to it?

Brit escorts: Without the internet to keep us safe, we'd be totally screwed


"Prostitution is legal in the UK, but not in a brothel"

And yet there was a weekly TV documentary about one in Leeds(?). Plod should watch more TV.

Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists


Re: Fair enough, but...

"All the pedestrians he was hitting", really? Its a good job he is hitting them them and not a 1 ton car travelling in excess of 30mph.

Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg


Why must prices always hike now and not Rise?

Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change


Re: Weigh the coins

"The copper ones are perfect for patching a small hole in steel when you're out of brazing rod. The newer zinc ones, not so much".

I remember McGyver doing this with a car battery.

Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system


"We already have legacy IT systems in place at the moment being used to provide adequate performance in the interim."

Perfect. Give us our money back and sod off.

Fleeing Snowden hid among Hong Kong's refugees


“Nobody would dream that a man of such high profile would be placed among the most reviled people in Hong Kong,”

But he no longer works for the CIA.

Avoiding Liverpool was the aim: All aboard the world's ONLY moving aqueduct


IIRC The toll is not to cross the canal, but the small bridge over the river Mersey, just in front of the toll gate. The river no longer flows under it though.

Angler hooks German's todger at nudist lake


Just leave the hook in and pass it off as a piercing.

Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors


Penn and Teller episode www.imdb.com/title/tt1480498/

Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief


Re: there is no try, there is only do or do not...

It wasn't planned he just winged it and flew the coop.


Re: there is no try, there is only do or do not...

Yep, winged it and flew the coop.

NZ government scraps e-voting trial


As they write your voting slip number next to your name in the register when you vote (UK) there is no such thing as a secret vote.

You can't dust-proof a PC with kitchen-grade plastic food wrap


Re: Maybe metal dust...

That reminds me when the company I worked for had printers in British Steel. The only printers that could hack it were Mannesmann Tally MT80/81, IIRC. These had mechanical sensors rather than optical

Go phish your own staff: Dev builds open-source fool-testing tool


Re: Phone phishing for phun

"have you ever worked in a noisy environment?"


"have you ever worked in a noisy environment?"

In a news department?

"no noisy"

Can you spell that? my hearing is not so good as I used to work in a noisy factory.


I can't believe it took 20 minutes for him to give up.

Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander


Re: Lots of holes in his argument

But the authorities are sieving through the statutes for a (spaghetti) loop hole

Grinning BBC boss blows raspberry at UK.gov, eyes up buffet


The archaic license fee can not continue. The fee is a tax which is effectively controlled by the government, so why not tax everyone? Most people are not paying for BBC content, occupants (family members) of houses of which contain a licensed TV, users of a PC, mobile devices, BBC radio listeners.

Over the air TV's will probably disappear completely with users choosing to watch content at a time they want to watch.

Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale


I would refer to FAT, but I am too much of a gentleman.

GSMA: Er, sorry about that MWC brothel ad with our logo


Shouldn't it be "queso grande"

HMRC fails to plan for £10.4bn contract exit... because it's 'too risky'


The contract should have gone to Google. Proven expertise in tax and doing their best to reduce the work load on the systems.

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'


Re: Dunno about warming

Yes I will point Fukushima at you, because it happened. If we could rely on all the nuclear station to be built properly, but we can not. Fukushima proves the point, and from one of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet.

Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance


Luckily Guernsey, Jersey and the isle of Man have removed canning from the statues in just in time.

There it is! Philae comet lander found in existing Rosetta PICS


Flat battery, has anyone called the AA?

DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email


Working here! Manchester UK. Sent email to colleague also on ntlworld account.

Uncivil engineering: US society skewers self-published science


"All your basis are belong to us"

Portable toilet mistaken for killer Nork drone


LOHAN. What have you been up to? LOO-HAN?

NASA's orbiting space-broadband probe LADEE beams back Moon snaps


1.25Gbps of encoded traffic

"An upgrade, to be tested in 2017, should allow 1.25Gbps of encoded traffic, or 2.88Gbps of unencoded."

But Virgin media throttle it by 50% between 17:00 and 22:00hrs.

Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network


Re: Waste of effort

Oh fantatstic a Flux Capaci.............oh wait min, damm.

UK smut filter may have sent game patch to sin-bin


Working at an airport, we get BUM's Baggage Unload messages. This has been filtered.

First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials


Re: I'm curious

My bike tyres are 110 psi. As a general rule of thumb, if the bike has drop handle bars, the tyres will be this pressure.

UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers


Re: And in other news...

......and cake. It may have a file in it.

British car parks start reading number plates


Re: Not quite so easy

I am sure that any half decent printer could reproduce a paper number plate. This only has to to be read by the camera and then removed once through the reader. It could be replaced to exit and removed again. The owners would have to check all vehicles in the car park to find the one not in the database.


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