* Posts by Pontius

12 posts • joined 29 Nov 2016

Minister slams 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories as 'dangerous nonsense' after phone towers torched in UK

Pontius

Nothing changes...

Any monkeys left in Hartlepool?

I'm still not that Gary, says US email mixup bloke who hasn't even seen Dartford Crossing

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Big Brother

Not one of the boys from Brazil

Buttle? Tuttle?

Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers

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Jaywalking in South Africa

Back in the '80s my wife and I were in East London in SA. We'd split up and arranged to meet later, and at the designated time arrived back at our meeting point. I found my wife in very heated conversation ( she is not the quiet retiring type) with a policeman. Apparently her having safely crossed the road, but not at a crossing, he was berating her for jaywalking. I arrived. 'Is this your husband?'he asked, then turned his attentions to me, saying I should have had more control of her and ultimately I was to blame. This did not go down well with my dedicated feminist beloved who waded (verbally) into him, yet again. We escaped with a warning after I humbled myself and apologised profusely, seeing how this confrontation could possibly end up.I did not want my day in court. On another occasion I winced as I witnessed her fantastically effective verbal demolition of the manager of a company that had aggrieved her. She is not a woman to be messed with. For the sake of my dangly bits, she is now my ex-wife...

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition tech not only crap, but also of dubious legality – report

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Re: It's in its infancy, but it will improve

Troll, Useful Innocent or Useful Idiot? So many words, so little sense.

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

Pontius

Everybody knows...

A big boy did it and ran away...

Ok Google, please ignore this free tax filing code so we can keep on screwing America

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'tis the Merkin way

SOP. Land of the 'free' and all that...

Stop us if you've heard this one: IBM sued after axing older staff, this time over 'denying' them their legal rights

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Re: But are the morally correct?

'tis the merkin way...

(EX-merkin employee...

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it

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Had a call from a customer in Switzerland near the French border and had to get there fast to sort out a problem. Got off the plane at Mulhouse after flying business class (all that was available at short notice) , to find two of our company directors and two salesmen getting off from economy. They were visiting the same customer and their flights had been booked well in advance. If looks could have killed...

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

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Re: felt pad

Definitely not. Guilty as charged...

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Probe President Trump and his crappy Samsung Twitter-o-phone, demand angry congressfolk

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Trump, Spicer et al. Comedy Gold. But just not funny anymore...

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

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Oh the ignorance of some people. A vegetarian is not necessarily a vegan. I am vegetarian, not vegan, but I respect those who are. And so should you, Give your ego a rest and try looking at the world in a more considered way.

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