* Posts by Toni the terrible

386 posts • joined 24 Feb 2017


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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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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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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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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Re: I'm a leaver

One way to get rid of current leaders in any democracy other than voting is dum dum dum Revolution. Then after hanging them all (the current leaders and friends) we can be sure they wont be coming back

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If only He would!

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Re: expanding the readership

bene gesserit or sandworm worshippers?

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Re: Religion in the UK?

One mans's Heresy is another mans core faith

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Re: doing what Father tells you to

A tazer may be ineffective with Fully Armed Worshippers, as in parts of the USA etc

Boffins revisit the Antikythera Mechanism and assert it’s no longer Greek to them

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Re: Hopefully Janina Ramirez will do something about it

It was the Ancient Alien Workshop I tell ee

Starlink's latent China crisis could spark a whole new world of warcraft

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Re: the value of sourceless statistics

Answer; Nationalisation of foreign owned farm land

Four women, including TV star, thought they were investing in a software business. It was a scam. Now the perp's going to jail

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Re: Idiots

the most sucessful scammers are those that run countries or churches or even invent their own religions

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Re: Evidently

many do though, and after rinsing the money they repeat ad infinitum

So it appears some of you really don't want us to use the word 'hacker' when we really mean 'criminal'

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Re: Hacking is honourable and the Print Media

Misuse of words, misuse of information and the conflation of gossip and entertainment with news is the main reason why I ceased buying physical Newspapers some 10 or more years ago. However, it is not any better these days on electronic media. So where am I to find News not corrupted by lazy journalism?

I haven't bought new pants for years, why do I have to keep buying new PCs?

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Pants and PCs

I only replace my home PC, or upgrade it, when it will no longer run the Games I play. I then sell the old one which I really can't do with my trousers/pants. but I do upgrade 'pants' with 'repairs' when possible. Then again I don't always wear trousers, it's too cold without pants.

So, some of my trousers are very old, much more than my PC

What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon

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Re: Adolf

Well, there is Trump...

You want me to do WHAT in that prepaid envelope?

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So, this explains why I keep receiving poo in envelopes?

Homo sapiens: Hey you, Neanderthals! Neanderthals: We heard that

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So does this mean that if Bigfoot is another hominoid that the reason they stay hidden is that they can understand us (HSS) only too well?

What’s that in CES heaven, is it a star? Or is it that damned elusive flying car?

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Re: Roads?

Air Borne Traffic jams; occasinal flying car falling due to fuel running out....

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or have bouncy roofs

Backers of Planet Computers' Astro Slide 5G phone furious after shock specs downgrade

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Re: Another story from Douglas Adams?

Sigh, why would anyone make a phone call while having a poo; the soundeffects alone... of course browsing with Google or using Social Media tends to fit.

All I want for Christmas is cash: Welsh ATMs are unbeatable. Or unbootable. Something like that

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To Err is Human, to Moo is Bovine

The curse of knowing a bit about IT: 'Could you just...?' and 'No I haven't changed anything'

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Re: XP and network discovery?

Sigh, Mary Hopkins....

Dutch officials say Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! password

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You may laugh at Mr Trump, as people laughed at previous dodgy politicians. But he is no laughing matter. Politicians like him usually manage to do a lot of damage before they go/die. Heck, there is no reason not to think he might try for a Coup to cling on to or regain power, he does have armed supporters after all.

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Re: Gators!

and anacondas these days

As UK breaks away from Europe, Facebook tells Brits: You'll all be Californians soon

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et al

There is no real reason to use any of these social media applications, and from many many posts on El Reg there is good reason not to use them. So don't. If you need one find a better one or make it yourself - go on go on go on you know you can...

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Re: privacy, what privacy?

and so we leave NATO too, and the USA can take back its troops on UK soil. It will please Putin and that Chinese Premier Guy

Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more

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Re: Other casual people

I get the same, despite my garden wall having the Street Name Plate attached. Heck I also get mail from the centre of my city where there is a similar street name, the post code is identical for the first 3 characters - but they all appear to be for foreign students. I politely (for me) stamp them (it is often enough that I had a stamp made) Not Known at This Address and add Post Code Incorrect, and often Return to Sender. This includes; bank letters, medical letters, tax letters - because the intended recipients never correct anything and I am not a mail redirection service.

And that is just Snail Mail and Deliverys - as for emails......

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets

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Re: what a shame

billions of years - FTFY

Arecibo Observatory brings forward 'controlled demolition' plans by collapsing all by itself

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Re: ::insert moment of silence::

Well, there is an Issue WRT Bridges and other USA infrastructure - so getting around to elderly science kit seems not to be a priority....

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

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Re: the disgusting smell of jet fuel

The Earth Shook! FTFY

Billionaire's Pagani Pa-gone-i after teen son takes hypercar out for a drive, trashes it

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Re: Why this

The kids Dad is a billionaire, he can afford trashing the odd supercar by his son or other family member

Mysterious metal monolith found in 'very remote' part of Utah

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Thing in the desert

probably just dumped rubbish. But if not what did the ovelord Donald Trump say about it?

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Re: It's a locator beacon...

For a certain value of poetry, that is

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Will 2020 never end?

Keep Calm; Everything ends/dies even 2020

BOFH: You might want to sit down for this. Oh, right, you can't. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT AN IT PROBLEM!

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Re: Asset Record Audit

No its for the new flower / shrub beds and is therfore ground maintenance

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Re: Office Chairs!

Don't try this in the Civil Service.....



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