* Posts by Clunking Fist

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Trump reveals US cyber-attack on Russian election-misdirection troll farms

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Re: A friend in need...

"Sure, if it were done right, but we all know that's impossible at this point."

Explain how it is impossible. Most of the world is without the EU, yet seem to be ok (present pandemic excepted).

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Re: A freind in need...

"Well that worked so well with China, didn't it?"

? Trump is friendly with China! Lolz. You must have forgotten already the trade war and the pressure placed on US companies to bring production back to the USA.

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Re: Bet you missed

? It was an election promise to get out of Syria. And rather than use emotive language like "hand bases over to Russia" why not use the more accurate "hand over some empty bits of surplus real estate to the Russians".

Are you sure that the Russians are now in bed with the Taliban..?

And how do you feel about Obama's Administration funding groups like ISIS, just to annoy the Russians? How's that littile bit of fun working out for the world?

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Re: Detracts from journo standards

"but in the big world it's only about a repulsive character who should not be in power in a great country like the USA."

True, but the choice was Clinton or Trump. By the time of the last election, only one of these two reptiles had aided in the supply of uranium to the Russians, deleted the contents of a server after a subpoena from the FBI, bombed Libya into the 18th century or stolen furniture from the White House.

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Re: Detracts from journo standards

And what about separating children from their parents at the border, AC? Or in that situation, does the buck stop at the top? Critics can't have it both ways: either "something" is down to the Trump Administration, or it's the fault/credit of some ranker down the chain.

(And yes, we are all aware that children were being separated and caged long before Trump took office, but that doesn't suit the narrative.)

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Re: Detracts from journo standards

"He's repeatedly said they should try to be friendly to Russia - true

- He's been criticised for that position by those who view Russia as an enemy - true"

Yes, Clinton is very critical of anything that might be seen to endorse or support Putin.

Except the supply uranium, of course.

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Re: Trump bad MMKay?

"Furthermore, actions like this don't disprove allegations Trump was colluding with the Russians to help him get elected."

Indeed, the evidence that Trump and Russia colluded is overwhelming and growing by the day. Or something.

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: Once caught

Wombles aren't real. But it seems that rooster wombles are.

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Re: Once caught

I always thought young girls were given ponies... that grew up into horses as there masters aged...

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Re: This is why we can't have nice things.

And unlike dogs, don't eat vomit.

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Yeah! What did the possum do to deserve being feed to the 'roo? Possums are a protected species in Australia. Bad human.

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Squirrel

In Kensington Gardens, I proffered some of my muffin to a friendly squirrel. He or she promptly put their upper front teeth through my thumb nail. I guess feeding swans first, lowered my defences.

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

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Dates?

Or no dates?

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Re: There is a third option:

And let's not get started on those mentals who won't put beetroot in a burger. Or egg. Next, folk will suggest that canned spaghetti has no place on a pizza. Lads, if you can put ice cream on a pizza, you can put spaghetti on a pizza.

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Re: There is a third option:

Crikey, which came first: the cream or the sausage? Pffft.

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Re: The one true way...

Aye, that Codie Taylor is pretty fit.

An unfortunate bit of product placement for Microsoft as Liverpool celebrates winning some silverware

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Re: Clarification

RFU says STFU?

Customers of Brit ISP Virgin Media have downloaded an extra 325GB since March, though we can't think why

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Re: Wales

And there's been no rugby during lockdown.

Arm wrestle round two: Chinese outpost says it's fired the replacement CEO foisted on it by HQ

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Re: Hate Trump?

"Xi doesn't affect us in any way, shape or form. " Lol you are Xi himself & I claim my GBP10.

Oh crap: UK's digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

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Re: Is the sidewalk not deep enough?

In parts of the UK, or at least London, you'd be in someone's coal-cellar-repurposed-as-a-wine-cellar.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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Re: 3 years for a terrorist offence ?

"Foisting one's (baseless) belief system on others through ... or intimidation or ...? Terrorist."

So most left-wing activists, then?

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Re: 3 years for a terrorist offence ?

"Too many of post here against this individual are hateful, meaning full of hate."

You say that as if setting a cell tower alight is a loving gesture.

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Re: He used the wrong excuse

Teiwaz, and the quality of radio advertising leaves a bit to be desired. Spotify (etc) is a success for a reason.

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Re: He isn't all bad.

How many Reg readers on the Vodafone board..?

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen

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Re: Never understood this

That'll explain the cat's mood, then.

We're number... six. Analysis puts UK behind Switzerland and Kuwait in 5G adoption

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Re: I'll just wait over here, shall I?

I used by perfectly adequate telex machine to register my upvote against your comment.

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Re: I'll just wait over here, shall I?

But 5G WILL improve call quality, if, like me, you use a VoIP app. In poor signal areas, I often get better call quality using WhatsApp than cellular.

Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

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Re: I get that the cameras may not have picked out the truck...

"People with damaged equipment that doesn't support depth perception are simply banned from driving in most countries."

I had an elderly neighbour with only one functioning eye (she had lost sight recently in the other eye) and she was apparently allowed to drive. She knew all the local roads so maybe didn't need to worry about depth perception too much. But I swear she was oblivious to anything to the left of her. Scarily so.

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Re: That is why they are called "Trumpanzees"

"That is why they are called "Trumpanzees""

Hang on a mo' though: they look like Bush, not Trump.

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To be clear: Scarborough didn't kill anyone.

Perhaps the Drumpf is still upset about being called a Russian agent for 3 years without any sign of Twitter (or Facebook or Youtube) doing any fact-checking? We saw the entire Democratic Party, vast chunks of the "Intelligence Community" and 90%+ of the mainstream media push this "fact", then just shrug when it came to nothing. And no one seemed to care about how weak it made the USA look to its enemies.

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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Re: It can get worse!

"but people were frightened of the "Nuclear" bit."

Let's hope they don't panic if they ever hear what DNA stands for. That's right: there's acid sloshing around inside you, probably damaging your cells. Especially when you use a CELL phone. Join the dots, sheeple.

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Re: Telegraph

"The Guardian now a joke comic for elderly commies. It's been predicting the demise of NATO and capitalism for decades, and its readers (I know a few) still parrot it as if, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, their prognostications were not in Nostradamus territory.

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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

1-B

2-O

3-R

4-I

5-S

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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

And a Pentagon has 5 points.

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Re: Repeating History....?

"Love it! Fucktards the lot of 'em."

Mmmmm, mummies in Range Rovers...

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"the people around him are able to push him into whatever position they want."

Err, true of every President since...

Obama ran out of bombs in the Middle-east, was convinced to destroy Libya, sell illegal weapons to Mexican drug lords, bail out the banks, implement a healthcare system which was a monopoly auction-house for one of his health insurance election-funder buddies, not close GitMo, continue the torture programmes, sell uranium to the Russians, not investigate all the foreign money going into the Clinton Foundation, renew the Patriot Act.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"But yes, if he can't win then it's unlikely the ... security services will support him any longer. "

What planet do you live on? Security services have been trying to oust him since the 2016 election. On the basis that he's slightly less likely to invade countries than Obama, Clinton and the Bushes.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"Think what damage an angry narcissistic toddler could do in three months with that power."

Indeed, we only need to look at what Obama did:

- Place extra sanctions on Russia for "interfering" in the US elections

- Wire-tap the incoming administration and try and catch key members in perjury traps.

- Spread misinformation about Russian control of Trump

We may not like Trump, but the US "Intelligence Community" hated his guts and did a lot of bad stuff to get rid of him. And MSNBC, CNN New York Times, Buzzfeed, etc. all rooted for them.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"But, after 2016 multiple lawsuits were brought against these various 'faithless elector' laws"

Yeah, wasn't that because folk were trying to pressure them into NOT put their state's votes towards Trump? Because he was "literally Hitler" etc.

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Re: Fall of empires (and civilization too?)

"Donald Trump is not going to recognise the outcome of the US Presidential Elections if he doesn't win at least 75%."

WTF? Are you trying to illustrate an example of a conspiracy theory? Or demonstrating that you believe in one? Do you or did you believe that Trump was a Russian agent? That the evidence was "overwhelming"? Or did you believe he was "literally Hitler" and that Madonna was correct to call for the bombing of the White House?

Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

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"hides critical information about the means of intelligence gathering from your own side, especially politicians"

We tried that, it was called fascism.

(But you're not wrong,witness how Obama has got himself in hot water by acknowledging that he knew all about General Flynn's phone call to the Russian Ambassador to the US...)

Behold: The ghastly, preening, lesser-spotted Incredible Bullsh*tting Customer

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Does this just confirm my bias: most celebrities are cunts?

We dunno what's more wild: This vid of Japan's probe bouncing off an asteroid to collect a sample – or that the rock was sun-burnt

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Re: All that effort the asteroid took

Yeah, my first thought was "So this will be how civilisation ends: when Ryugu's new orbit brings it to earth in x years time" Now would be a good time for someone to point out that it is so small, it would simply burn up in our atmosphere. However, the larger asteroid it will nudge is the one I'm worrying about.

IBM Watson GPU cloud cluster Brexits from London to Frankfurt – because GDPR

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Re: Pointless And Political

"Cheering for your crappy side even though they're objectively worse"

Objectively, eh? Eye of beholder, much?

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Re: English please

Have a coffee, the world will seem better.

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Re: Pointless And Political

"Why is anyone surprised this little island (wannabe) dictatorship"

Who are the wannabes? The voters who marginally voted for independence in the first referendum? Or the voters who voted overwhelmingly in the second?

Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more

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Re: @Whitter

"If you mean *not* racist homophobic xenophobic scum, then that's a good thing."

Indeed. But how did they end up visiting a feminist who disagreed online with a transgender activist?

Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum

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An in-law used to stick little pieces of lead sheeting over the old (usually green) LED display on her microwave oven (as well as other appliances and the car clock).

Oh Hell. Remember the glory days of Demon Internet? Well, now would be a good time to pick a new email address

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Re: Sad to see it go

What's the P&P on those diskettes? And do you have a range of colours?

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Re: Donald Jenius Trump

"You're happy to draw a statistical inference from a sample size of two?"

Actually, it could be argued to be a population size of 330M Americans,only 2 ingested (that we know of).

Or perhaps 142,000 confirmed US positives, only 2 ingested?

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