* Posts by Toni the terrible

420 posts • joined 24 Feb 2017

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Cloudflare explains how it managed to break the internet

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IT's a Pain

Cloudfare is a pain in the proverbial. It has prevented access when using Firefox (and even Chrome etc) to websites that access have been paid for begining 3 months ago. Which is worse when the only way to contact the vendor is via the website, e.g. Crunchyroll.

It has also prevented me from getting my takeaway via Just Eat, grumble, grumble - of course going direct is doable so I do not need a takeaway aggregator - but still it is not convenient and prevents actual business happening

BOFH: Where do you think you are going with that toner cartridge?

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Re: Too Often...

Are you looking Down from the North Pole or Up to it?

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Re: Too Often...

Who hasn't at least once failed to note mimimum box contents....

Dear Europe, here again are the reasons why scanning devices for unlawful files is not going to fly

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Re: If you have nothing to hide!

Conspiracy Theorist Much?

Grooming or is it teaching what is out there, if you don't know you don't have to take care cos you can't. Fear the other, they are always after YOU!

BYB we all have something to hide, normally it is not unlawful but it may become so in time.

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Re: Wrong approach

Also, what is leagal in one country or under one regime may not be leagal in another. Delete youe History and Cache, if that will help...

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Re: Porn's effect on real life

Homosexuality / transgenerisim is not a "lifestyle" for most it is unavoidable consequence of their genitics and upbringing. Not allowing children to know of it just encourages abuse of the LGBT+ when they do find out, I mean have you not heard children bullying others with that as an excuse?

it's like not allowing children sex education and then wondering what the 'epidemic' of child mothers is about.

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Re: The sound of Perseverance

Not all the electorate, but those who do learn are buried

Pentagon opens up about its database of 400 smudges that may or may not be UFOs

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Alien

Most stuff that are thought to be UFOs are military exercises, not all from 'friendly' nations, intermittent camera and other detection kit flaws/mistakes, rarish unconfirmed natural phenomenon etc. Just because you can't work out what it was does not make it visiting aliens.

The best one I heard was that actual UFO's aren't aliens but time travellars/viewers who if they make a big enough fuss cause a time line variance that results in vehicles of different shapes/colours/cultural changes/ evolutionary changes which arent noticed by them but are by us. They are just coming back to see what all the flaps about UFOs were. Or Not.

Or Aliens are montitoring us and if we become a threat they will drop a asteroid on us, just like they did with the dinosaurs.

Voyager 1 space probe producing ‘anomalous telemetry data’

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Re: "Thats odd"

It shatters the isolation fish bowel, fragments begin to fall inward towards the inner system, very large fragments, if we survive that then we may then really get to see your aliens...

In the graveyard of good ideas, how does yours measure up to these?

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Re: The porridge in that photo looks a bit odd, don’t you think?

I sometimes add sultanas & raisins to my 2 minute microwave porrage, sugar/syrup or salt after cooking of course. It's quite plesant

Help, my IT team has no admin access to their own systems

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Re: Miracle workers

Dont forget cuniform on clay tablets

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Re: Forget the turtles...

or Bernard Cribbins 'Hole in the Ground'

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Re: Forget the turtles...

Store the key and combination off site, in another fire safe if you like

Oxidation-proof copper could replace gold, meaning cheaper chips, says prof

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Re: Why is oxidization a problem?

Why not use dry nitogen - its quite common...

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Adhesion

An atomically smooth clean surface applied to a similar surface is going to stick, excedingly well, hope you dont want such surfaces to be seperated. And if you do seperate then they will unlikely be smooth anymore - so corrsion restarts?

As a permanent joining method its fine

Amazon Alexa can be hijacked via commands from own speaker

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Facepalm

Doors

Why would you connect your exterior doors to the IOT? Then use Alexa to control them? Does anyone actually do that?

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Re: They are "mostly harmless", honest

I have seen Alexa get activated by conversations on a nearby TV, though not buy anything.

Govt suggests Brits should hand passports to social media companies

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If you just want to be an MP why obey a whip at all?

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Re: They want a passport ...

I don't think 99% of adults have a smartphone, I know many who don't. Some don't even have a mobile at all.

Is this another way of forcing people to get a smartphone by limiting access until they do? To be paranoid; to fill the coffers of the tech companies and track people even better.

Nothing's working, and I've checked everything, so it must be YOUR fault

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Re: Bit of a twist to the ending

shaves him to the tune of 'Largo al factotum'

NASA's InSight probe emerges from Mars dust storm

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Cowboy Bebop!

Jeff Bezos adds some more overheads to his $485m yacht by taking down historic bridge

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How did LJG get his boats out of his cellar? Maybe he could tell that Dutch shipyard. just saying...

Running Windows 10? Microsoft is preparing to fire up the update engines

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Beware the White Walkers

BOFH: You drive me crazy... and I can't help myself

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Re: Fine Young Cannibals

Why not as long pig is tasty and eco-friendly!

Humanity has officially touched the Sun (or, at least, one of its probes has)

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and cow farts

Developer creates ‘Quite OK Image Format’ – but it performs better than just OK

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Angel

Try reading this listening to the Largo al Factoum from the Barber of Servile -does your head in

Playing jigsaw on my roof: They can ID you from your hygiene habits

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Re: shredders are useless

Make sure you agitate the ash, you can sometimes read flat sheets even after burning

Dutch nuclear authority bans anti-5G pendants that could hurt their owners via – you guessed it – radiation

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Its them poking it with their single horn...

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Re: Don't let 5G win

My microwave is too small to fit even my removed head

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Re: Ha Ha Ha

Use a Silver cross/crucifix it works just as well and is cheaper...

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Re: Ha Ha Ha

yeah, but they did sell radium coated watch faces a few decades ago, and the sellers knew the dangers even then

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Re: DO NOT DO THIS!

it's 2021 not 2008!

Samsung: We will remotely brick smart TVs looted from our warehouse

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Re: Hmmm

Well I imagine the DoD they dont have this ability, why? A black hat hacker decides to brick all american kit in a combat zone....

Of course why not put into kit they supply to others. But if the others know this they wouldnt buy American Kit ever.

Israeli authorities investigate NSO Group over Pegasus spyware abuse claims

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Megaphone

Nothing New Here

Most major Governments using spyware on its citizens phones - worldwide. Not a surprise. That the spyware was devloped by a commercial group - not a surprise. A country like Israel has such groups and produced a very successful piece of spyware which they sold and cannot really control the use - not surprising certainly after Russian Federation, Five Eyes and ROC actions. That Israels enemys will use its existance, it or knockoffs against Israel - only to be expected.

That we live in an electronic Panoptican that is getting worse each year - are you surprised?

Stob treks back across the decades to review the greatest TV sci-fi in the light of recent experience

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Rock Music

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage

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perhaps they think that Richard is young enough to learn....

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request

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Re: Pedant alert.

I'll not get fooled again

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Re: Welcome to the 'Zuck' Machine

Truly you dont have to use social media at all. It is mostly a distraction from real life and often toxic.

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Re: Another reason to dump Farcebook.

It IS too late to worry about it, Facebook isnt afterall the only ones watching.

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Re: re. That doesn't mean that the citizens of Israel are responsible for those things.

But the general populace wasn't responsible for anything before universal suffrage. Nor are they responsible for the results of propagangda, as they can't know better for the source of information is tainted by Daily Mail / Facebook etc

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Re: Should have asked Bono

isnt that what a working musician does, play for pay?

Deluded medics fail to show Ohio lawmakers that COVID vaccines magnetise patients

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AntiVaxxers

I think the UK must apologise to the USA because when the british medical establishment strikes off idiots like this they go to the USA and become rich peddling such idiocy. Though being struck off ought to be a clue.

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language

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Well, my Ozzy relatives prefers to use the word 'Chook' for chicken or Chooks plural for Hens and Cocks - cant see how that would be a problem, if you want a word to replace Rooster/Cock

Dealing with the pandemic by drinking and swearing? Boffins say you're not alone

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Drinking & Swearing

My drinking and swearing has not changed during any of the lockdowns. I think being effectively isolated is why, for there is no reason to swear if there isnt anyone around and I can always find something to do other than drink myself into a stupor - I might want to but...

'Welcome to Perth' mirth being milked for all it's worth

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Re: Question

There might be, after all there are Wallabys living wild in Yorkshire.

Mark it in your diaries: 14 October 2025 is the end of Windows 10

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It would help if all PC box suppliers did so using a dual boot setup for the uninitiated, this would help wean the 'average user' from Win.

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Unhappy

Re: 2025? That long?

It has crept upon us; Smartphones appear to be expected by all large organisations from Banks, Insurance to NHS to Other Gov Services, Amazon etc etc and if you don't have one (can you afford the subscription) it can be difficult. Many don't even accept emails (for various reasons) and some don't recognise landlines (why?). It is getting so that you will be a pariah excluded from society in general if you don't use a smartphone.

We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again

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Angel

Re: The light..

Go Into The Light

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

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That is the trouble with Specialists - outside their fields they are ignorant

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Re: Yet More Dimensions of Division

Sadly, I have a relative that is born again. He fervently believes that the EU is the work of the devil - designed to get us all marked with 666 on our foreheads. He also says that everyone that doesnt believe in his bible centric protestant sect will all burn in hell forever. His heores are Donald Trump and to some extent Boris. His desired event is the Rapture and the Apocalypse - ASAP.

For this alone I will always vote to rejoin the EU.

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