* Posts by Clunking Fist

602 posts • joined 4 Dec 2012

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Always read the comments: Beijing requires oversight of all reader-generated chat

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Re: Socialism?

Crikey, members of the governing bodies of the various womens' sports groups had better steer clear of Sweden.

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Re: Too risky

Eh? Blaming OrangeManBad for something IS correct rightthink. As is blaming Putin for inflation and NOT the various central bankers of the world and their loose monetary polices and lockdowns.

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Re: Administrivia

Or you said something about Biden.

Amazon puts 'creepy' AI cameras in UK delivery vans

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We make no apology

Updated to add

A spokesperson for Amazon has been in touch, responding to the tech giant's critics:

We make no apology for stealing the tips given drivers by customers via our App. It's what any Mega US business would do. We've already seen this make a small contribution to executive bonuses by reducing costs by 0.0000048 percent after deployment in the US, and campaigners who suggest we're implementing this technology for any reason other than profitability are simply mistaken.

China plans to toss foreign-made PCs from government agencies 'in two years'

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Wow, thanks for that link. What a pointless exercise. Governments, eh?

Starlink's Portability mode lets you take your sat broadband dish anywhere*

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Re: "If Starlink detects a dish isn't at its home address, there's no guarantee of service"

Don't most festivals work with telcos to have transportable cell sites installed? If enough concerts/ball games are held in one place, venue owners often provide free space for multiple telcos to install cell sites.

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Re: "If Starlink detects a dish isn't at its home address, there's no guarantee of service"

Why can't campers just use the campsite's wifi and their fav VPN? Or the campsite work with telcos to have a cell site nearby? Or have an Ethernet port next to the power outlets?

South Yorkshire to test fiber broadband through water pipes

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Re: Microwaves..

But that's how we like our pheasants. The cooked peasants, not so much.

Samsung updates its most popular smartphone range

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Second hand, VG value for monies

Indeed. S10s all round my fam. Even got the wife a very cheap one as it was pre-cracked (she would only do that herself within a month or two, so why not save $120 and get that feature, err, built in.)

China's top tech city Shenzhen locks down completely for at least a week

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I've a Mecturn

Why don't they hand this stuff out prophylactically?

Lawsuit accusing Robinhood and Citadel Securities of colluding to stop GameStop shares from skyrocketing thrown out by judge

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Re: What's the problem?

Nick Sandman called and wants to tell you about the settlement he received from CNN for their defamation of him in the "Covington kids" saga.

Many US legal commentators (i.e. lawyers) have opined that the Kinosha kid's situation is almost identical in the misrepresentations made by media/press and politicians. It is a shame that the US media class can't learn. They genuflected slightly after Covington, but then forgot all about the learnings.

MSNBC even sent a journalist to tail the jury bus, in order to identify the jurors. What is the journalistic value of doing that?

If your info about the Kinosha incident is sourced solely from mainstream or your social media bubble, then you missed out on many pertinent facts.

When even screaming progressives like The Young Turks will admit that they lacked all the facts, and now accept that it was self defence, you need to take another look at the evidence.

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Re: But RobinHood did block buying Gamestop

"I'm talking about the insanity of the US "justice" system, "

Err, in this case, the US Justice system upheld American law, which specifically allows citizens to carry guns*. The fact that you and I are startled by the thought of an armed populace, in no way overrides US Law.

(*Varies by state and criminal record of the individual.)

Unvaccinated and working at Apple? Prepare for COVID-19 testing 'every time' you step in the office

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The Nordics aren't. At least I am lead to believe they aren't.

Nobody cares about DAB radio – so let's force it onto smart speakers, suggests UK govt review

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Re: With tongue firmly in cheek?

Behind you! Err, I mean: oh no it isn't...

Oops, they did it again – rogue Soyuz spurt gave ISS an attitude problem

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Putin did it deliberate like

I think Putin is sick of hearing that he has been stealing the elections, hacking the DNC, peeing on Trump and invading Congress on 6th January?

This is AUKUS for China – US, UK, Australia reveal defence tech-sharing pact

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Re: Tiananmen, Hong Kong, Uyghurs

"Where do you nuke that will achieve that perfect world you seek?"

Dude (or dudette): is it a nuclear POWERED sub, not a nuclear ARMED sub. As they say up north: calm down.

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Re: buy gold now

"makes our FBI seem like a bunch of wimps."

General Flynn called, he wants you to read about his treatment by the FBI. Start with the video of Chris Wallace interviewing former FBI Director James Comey. Comey does a good job explaining how the FBI works.

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Re: buy gold now

"a powerful Federal government able to dictate both domestic and foreign policy." Are you telling us that Canadian Provinces set foreign policy? Does each province have its own navy?

'This is the new normal,' Microsoft tells US workers: Work from home until further notice

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Re: Wow.

"I don't want other people to have the freedom to harm me based on their sole and unqualified opinion"

I think you need to do more research on what these vaccines are capable of. Preventing the spread of the disease is not one of them. I've had the jab, but I've reacted perfectly rationally and fully expect to benefit from it if I get exposed to the disease.

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My Body, my choice

So I can choose snuff out a little person inside me (except perhaps in Texas) but I can't keep the govt from jabbing me? With a jab that doesn't prevent the spread of the couf? If I decline the jab, the only person hurt is me.

One way to prevent the govt from jabbing me: get a job with the US Postal Service! The Postal Workers Union have got their members an exemption. How? By threatening to stop giving funding to Democratic campaigns.

Volkswagen to stop making its best-selling product for Wolfsburg workers: VW-branded sausages

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Re: Just off to the local VW dealership with that part number

I say, may I order some of your cracking wursts?

Nein.

Golly, I can't eat that many on my own.

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Re: Just off to the local VW dealership with that part number

Of course, Hors d'oeuvre which must be obeyed!

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large scale farming has impacts on the environment

Thankfully, vegetables don't require farms. Hold on...

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Re: Alternatively...

Did anyone actually prove the veggie sausages were actually less carbon intensive or did they just take VWs word for it...

Das tut mir leid! Germany's ruling party sorry for calling cops on researcher after she outed canvassing app flaws

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Re: Classical attack

Well, my legs are grey, my ears are gnarled, my eyes are old and bent.

Anyone fancy a Snowmobile full of Bags O'Crap? It'll be on the list somewhere

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I can easily outsmart them, with my new "Sack of Crap". I also have "Sack of Chisels".

You're not imagining it. Amazon and AWS want to hire all your friends, enemies, and everyone in between

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And start pontificating about the fragility of the planet is obvious when viewed from above. F*ck me: I nearly drove off the road when that came over the air.

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Re: "talent Hoover."

And a company that would steal the tips from their drivers.

AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

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Re: Avoid NSO......easy, but somewhat "old school"....(see "burner phone")

Sheesh: or just don't bother with a mobile at all?

Jeff Bezos names the fourth person for the first New Shepard flight: Wally Funk

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Speaking of Amazon

So, did Jeff ever pay over to his drivers, the tips from customers that his App stole?

I'm a bit nervous when billionaire business tycoons also own the biggest media empires.

The M in M1 is for moans: How do you turn a new MacBook Pro into a desktop workhorse?

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5 monitors?! - fap fap fap -

Here's how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

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Re: File

Are you confident the world nuclear super powers' silos aren't running NT4? Or MSDOS?

Fancy trying to explain Microsoft Teams to your parents? They may ask about the new Personal version

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Re: They're dead and even Teams won't reach them...

My dad would be 85, too. He also, would not need help. Because he didn't believe in computers and was quite proud of the fact that he lived without them in the house. One day when I was feeling mean, I told him his internet-connected PVR was a computer, as was mum's smartphone.

PCs continue to sell like hot cakes and industry can barely keep up with demand – analyst

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I've just replaced my i7-2600 (in a lovely Silencio case from Coolermaster) with an i5-10400F, running 1x 1440 + 2x 1200 monitors. I now need to use a heater, as the system just will not produce the heat of my old i7. I am readying the i7 for my mum and anticipate a least a year or two of life, as long as win 10 drivers/updates continue to be available for it.

I only upgraded as the slowdowns were getting a bit irritating.

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit

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Re: I'm a leaver

"The democratic option is to vote for another person/party when the current term is coming to an end. Simple as that."

As the EU project had no term-expirey, this wasn't really an option. So hence the referendum. And, lo and behold: the voters voted for another option/system when given the chance...

"The obvious problem is that there isn't enough supply at the moment." Obvious to you. Obvious to everyone else is how there seems to be plenty, even for Australia and New Zealand, who are COVID approx. nil.

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Re: I'm a leaver

"The voting system for the EU parliament was much fairer than what we use the UK "

Good point, or would be if the EU Parliament had any power...

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Re: What would Jesus do?

"Wasn't JC more of a joiner than a leaver?"

He didn't insist on membership and subscriptions? The Holy Roman Church wasn't an idea before his death?

But the HRC did seem to be a good way to extend power over the populace that rivaled that of the populace's own local form of government.

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Re: AKA: People

"Ask ten people what the EU actually does and nine of them will be wrong."

Another way of looking at it:

So if the EU DOESN'T do all the things people think the EU does, why the f*ck did it need all the money..?

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Re: AKA: People

"Fewer than 50% of eligible voters expressed a desire to leave" and even fewer expressed a desire to Remain.

So there you have it: leave won. Welcome to how voting works. Tune in next week when we point out how electorates work and how MPs are chosen. This will be followed by a lecture from a special guest on how the USA's electoral college works.

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Re: Sad...

"It is worth remembering that a lot of the food banks in the UK have been set up by people of faith (not just Christian), in response to the current government's failures."

So what you're saying is that there were no foodbanks before Boris, and no need for them? You didn't realise that most every western nation has seen a surge in foodbank patronage since the COVID-induced lock-downs?

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Re: Christian denominations in the country are now more likely to vote Conservative

"So is this the type of belief system where you ignore all the teachings about helping the needy"

Hm, I did not realise that the functionaries of the EU were in need of charity. I am reasonably confident that the NHS* IS worthy, though, of several hundreds of millions of pounds extra each week.

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Re: ... and the stunning victory for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election

You mean: the Taliban with AR-15s, Shirley?

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Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics...

"'Brexit' is seen as a very shabby bit of un-democratic, unplanned idiocy"

So voting to leave an undemocratic institution... is undemocratic? Gotcha. <rolls eyes>

Something fishy is going on in Taiwan as folk change name to include 'salmon' for free sushi

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Re: "Something about dolphins can't think of a pun."

Indeed, I have a feeling they pun a lot, that's why they are always laughing or groaning.

President Biden weighs in on Amazon unionization efforts, warns giant to steer clear of threats, coercion

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Yay, Biden's such a champ!

He had to do SOMETHING after ruling out a raise in the min wage, student loan relief, medicare for all and $2000 (or even $1400) relief cheques. Mind you, he's found time to bomb Syria, build new child migrant facilities at the border, and forgive China for their treatment of the Uighurs.

Biden nixes Trump immigrant visa ban as clock runs down on H-1B suspension

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Immigration

He has to free up visa to get enough skilled folk to help him issue those $2,000 stimulus cheques that are about to go out the door. Any day now.

Bezos denied: New Glenn launch pushed into 2022 after Space Force says no

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

"You load 16 tons, what do you get?"

Bow-legged britches and a humpback shirt,

St Peter don't you holler for me today,

'cos I'm a-digging the other way.

(With thanks to Homer and Jethro)

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

Wow, Gary, wait until you get a load of "The Big Reset". It's "company" all the way down!

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

"(especially when Republicans hold power)"

Indeed, now that the Dems hold the Presidency, the Senate and the House, we should see $2,000 relief (sorry: I mean STIMULUS) cheques heading out the door. As soon as Biden is done bombing Syria and stealing their oil. What? There's (probably) nothing in the Paris Accord to prevent it!

Zuck chucks Myanmar military out of Facebook and Instagram

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Re: Now do the same for the other governments

Last time I checked, political operatives were putting pressure on ISPs, and regulators of ISPs, to restrict access to various websites. Time to be alarmed?

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