* Posts by Daniel Grout

12 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jan 2007

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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How has no-one mentioned...

Mac and Me!

The worst film ever produced by far.

Effectively a very long advert for McDonalds, Coke and Skittles. The McDonalds dance off is a wonder to behold.

Accused autistic hacker Ryan Cleary freed on bail

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Being a dick

I have a son with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and whilst he is not a classic Kanner type - he is still not high-functioning.

Aspergers is high functioning ASD and there is a world of difference between that and where my son lies AND then another world between where my son is and where people with low-functioning ASD are.

It is sometimes disingenuous to label every part of the spectrum as "Autism," as the range is so vast.

It is a strange coincidence that he only gets diagnosed now. I suspect that it was a private diagnosis.

From personal experience a full NHS diagnosis takes up to a year and involves many people: Paediatrician, Speech and Language, Ocupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, teachers and psychologists.

'Alien spies live among us' says Bulgarian gov space boffin

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I for one...

welcome our new environmentally conscious overlords. Long may they tax the life out of us for things we can't change.

Microsoft arms half-wit developers with PHP handgun

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"Or a piece of Java unmaintable because variables are not declared?"

I have yet to meet an undeclared variable in Java.....I'd be most impressed if you could show me how!

Self-replicating machine replicates

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I for one....

welcome our self-replicating overlords....

One-eyed man creates prosthetic 'surveillance' eye

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Gates Horns

@Richard Kay


Would this reversing thing work on cats?


Put the inverting goggles on

Film for amusement

Let them adapt

Remove goggles

Film for more amusement



Schools warned of chilling 'Strawberry Meth' menace

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They a warning

posted in the window of McDonalds in Harrogate for this a few weeks ago.

Cameron blames Labour naivety for NHS IT woes

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Did any once else think "Dr Nick" when they read Cameron's Google comment?

"Hello Everybody. Now just wait a minute while I Google 'vasectomy'. Ah there we go, Wikipedia has an article! Now sit very still!"


Running queries on the HMRC database fiasco

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Blame XML

It wouldn't be hard at all to remove data from an XML file - it would probably be even easier!

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Re:File format *and* protection...

Excel is limited to something stupid like 65k rows (16 bit int size) so I doubt it was in Excel. That would mean approx 385 worksheets!

MDB - maybe - but PW protection is a pain in access and easily circumvented - what with MDA files and the like.

My money is on a huge csv (we regulary load in csvs up to 11 mill records so it is done) that was then zipped and spanned across disks; with the zip providing the much vaunted "password protection".

Darling admits Revenue loss of 25 million personal records

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Facebook will steal your identity!!!


National insurance number

Name, address and birth date

Partner's details

Names, sex and age of children

Bank/savings account details"

BUT Thankfully this is not enough to steal money from us!!!

W T F!!

How come we here daily how Facebook will expose our personal info and we should avoid it at all costs. But releasing the above into the public domain is perfectly OK?

I think it is about time for a clear out - no Conservatives, Labour or Lib Dems - we need a new way of government. Old incompetent fools just doesn't cut it anymore.

Is it true that a woman's breasts can grow enormously overnight?

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Why why why?

Did they check with her husband to see if he was happy with this 6 months of "medical treatment?