* Posts by Toni the terrible

322 posts • joined 24 Feb 2017

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

Toni the terrible

Re: Northern option

No that's Scots to deep fry

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Re: Too much arguing = not enough eating

Open the Scone, add jam then cream on one half and cream then jam on the other. Do not put the scone together - eat al la open sandwhich seperately - job done

Toni the terrible

Re: Too much arguing = not enough eating

Who reaclls the oogle-oogle box?

Toni the terrible

Re: Too much arguing = not enough eating

Then there is Kent Cider, Sussex Cider, South Gloucester Cider - and dont start on the Perrys!

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Re: The one true way...Nubile?

true though

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Re: It doesn't matter..

I just ask for a cream tea, what goes on first - butter! To an eater the order of jam and cream is irrelevant.

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Re: It doesn't matter..

The stone of scone will break your teeth even if you put on cream then jam or jam then cream

Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life

Toni the terrible

Re: An Expanding Existential Crisis Option ...

If you ask a question you cant avoid the answer...

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Re: An Expanding Existential Crisis Option ...

Who says Alien Life is Logical in its Intelligence, after all we never were

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Re: a greater chance of finding intelligent Martian life on present day Earth?

A million to one event occurs 9 times out of 10

China's internet watchdog freezes 10 too-trashy online video services before they undermine socialism

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Why are Communists and Facisits always so prudish?

US starts sniffing around UK spaceports – though none capable of vertical launches actually exist right now

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Re: If they'd met the British government

use your Cavorite Luke

Grav wave boffins are unsure if they just spotted the smallest black hole or the biggest neutron star seen yet

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Re: I feel an overwhelming urge to quote Holly!

Didn't NASA say that space was really Taupe?

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea

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Devil

Re: Very dodgy subject

I too have had people tell me I looked like I was trouble. Maybe they were right, I don't think so though.

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process

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Unhappy

Re: What do you think it is about

and yet.... many, including I, go back every now and then, even though the McMeal doesn't taste that good. Addictive additives perhaps, or early onset A. Even though I have had burgers that had pattys which were cold or like leather, fries that were also cold and buns that fell apart also their burgers never match up to ones I do myself. Why do I still feel the need for a McD from time to time? although I manufully surpress it most times

NASA scientists mull sending a spacecraft on a 13-year mission to visit Neptune's 'bizarre' moon, Triton

Toni the terrible

Trident?

I just hope they dont send the ICBM version by accident

Looking for a home off-world? Take your pick: Astroboffins estimate there are nearly 6bn Earth-likes in the Milky Way

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Re: Own Goal

huh?

Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram

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In the Law

Why bother including lots of technical text in actual laws. It is good enough to reference the appropiate BSI / ISO Standard. I mean we dont want to confuse Boris any more than he is already.

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Re: Spelling

With respect to the USA and Metric Systyem. I seem to recall that many individual states did adopt the metric system, possibly even the Feds. But, it came to naught as not enough States agreed - possibly Republican ones?

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Re: Spelling

The original British (not just English) language (and so words) is somewhere before the Beaker People, so only God or the Flying Spagetti Monster knows what the words were like.

Bloke rolls up to KFC drive-thru riding horse-drawn cart only to be told: Neigh

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RSPCA

It's quite cruel to use a horse (ride /cart) to get a MacDonalds, after all it may be the horses relative in the meat patty

'One rule for me, another for them' is all well and good until it sinks the entire company's ability to receive emails

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Fast Thinker that boy!

BoJo looks to jumpstart UK economy with £6k taxpayer-funded incentive for Brits to buy electric cars – report

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Costs

The Gov. will never give a discount/cash back that will reduce the cost of any given E-Car to near the cost of its equivalent petrol/diesel. Only the fairly well off will take advantage, which is a typical Gov. ploy to feed the rich/fairly well off and not the less cash endowed.

Still untill there are lots of 2nd hand E-cars nothing much will change, and will this discount apply to those cars?

Perhaps if they ban the manufacture or import of petrochemical fueled cars, and not the existing ones?

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Re: Buy more cars - drive them less

Get them to make the cell sizes compliant to a British Standard. I would love to see such a thing for a Klein Bottle.

Frenchman scores €50k compensation for suffering 'bore-out' at work after bosses gave him 'menial' tasks

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Re: Sooo....

I noticed that in the UK Civil Service there was a unsaid maxim that "If you have a personnel problem Ignore them as eventually they will leave by them selves" however... at least one person I know of stayed for several years of having a window seat before action was finally taken. Some people are very hard to bore, well they were civil servants!

Trump's Make Space Great Again video pulled after former 'naut says: Nope

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Re: 450 cities protesting racism

The Land of Mammon?

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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Smart Fridges etc

Points at item - Says "Ha, Ha"

thenks to The Simpsons

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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Re: Because it tells Ms Patel where you are

Funny Taiwan has a good track and trace system, it was in place as soon as that Doctor in Wuhan (now dead) said there was a problem. I heard they had only 7 deaths from Corvid-19. What is it here now 39000? Hmmm makes you think....

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Re: re: 1) my phone blocks numbers not in my contact list

The NHS & Doctors dont phone me. Either email or letter.

UK.gov splashes out on 40,000 new devices amid COVID-19-fuelled homeworking boom

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Re: ‘68 iPhone 6s”

They are that cheap and stupid

Dude, where's my laser?

Toni the terrible
Headmaster

See curvature of the earth, would have missed London (not that i will)

Hooray! It's IT Day! Let's hear it for the lukewarm mugs of dirty water that everyone seems to like so much

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Re: I drink both and I speak for me

Add milk to overbrewed tea to make it less rough?

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Happy

Tea in Industry

Decades ago I used to work in the lab in a car factory in Coventry. Tea was always available there, it was brewed in a reflux vessel as large as I was - continuously through out the shift flinging bags in from time to time and tapping off the tea as required. That tea, it was rumoured, was used to etch metal samples in microscopy and clean light grease off other samples. I don't recall ever seeing the container emptied for cleaning etc.

it was an aquired taste...

If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland

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Good Dog - Mr Pickles

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Re: Bring out your dead...

yes you are - Bop

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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You can lead a whore to culture but you cannot MAKE her think

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Devil

Re: Oh dear

Nuking a small tornado / super cell might stop the tornado, but a hurricane? maybe not.

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Re: A Catastrophic Deficit Delivers an AWEsome Vulnerability for 0day Exploits and Exports

memes?

There's a world out there with a hexagon vortex over its pole packed with hydrocarbon ice crystals. That planet is Saturn

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And I still think it is too big for a Markovian gate, unless there is to be a universe reset and this is to scoop all of us up....

All SF is real, somewhere

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Re: My theory

Damn Big Gate

More automation to suddenly look like a jolly good idea as businesses struggle through coronavirus crisis, say analysts

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No it is a Dungeon full of Poisionous Spiders, Snakes, Drop bears and Larrikins

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Re: Colour Blindness

Excession

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No, Goverment Policy (the Ministers that is) at its most normal

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Currently...

MicroVid-19

Google is a 'publisher' says Aussie court as it hands £20k damages to gangland lawyer

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Unhappy

Newspapers

When newspapers present derogatory information / stories about a person, and that is shown to be false / inaccurate - if you are rich enough to sue - they usually print a retraction (but usually not if you are not influential or cannot sue) but even then they often put the retraction in some out of the way part of the paper - increadibly rarely on the front page (unless its a rivals misdeed). All this is in the public domain and any search manual or electronic will bring up the first articles - any retractions or updates are liable to be much harder to find. So nothing new. But not including the updated information in your report/search on someone (or an update link) is incompetence or even negligence which morally at least deserves a good hard rap on the knuckles / other punishment. Whether they are a publisher or not is beside the point.

In any case your paper trail / electronic trail is always there you cannot get rid of it. obscure it yes, remove it no.

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

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Re: Amazon.com not the same as Amazon.co.uk

The MOD confused about what side they are on? Don't be silly it is the side that their masters (you know, Boris) tell them to be on. Not yours mind you.

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit

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Facepalm

Re: Jerry Anderson

How did my Purple Wig get in your pocket?

ATLAS flubbed: Comet heading our way takes one look at Earth, self-destructs into house-sized chunks

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Well Tea is grown in Cornwall, maybe with global wqrming it will eventually be grown around Harrogate?

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

Toni the terrible

Re: We apologise profusely.

I did vote. Not that it made any difference what so ever, and never has.

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It is proof that there are malevolent god-like beings or devils though.

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