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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Cederic Re:Why is this on Slashdot? (214 comments)

For me it's not news, just entertainment. I can cope with a little entertainment amongst my news.

Shit, one of my favourite articles on Slashdot for years was the link to some professor lighting his barbecue with liquid oxygen. Sure, it's all over youtube now but back then it was novel, interesting and highly amusing.

Kind of like watching someone microwave their brand new iphone.

7 hours ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Cederic Re:If you're not smart enough to realize this is B (214 comments)

Being charged with a crime is different to being charged for a service which is different to being charged by a rhinoceros which is different to being charged with polar energy which is different with being charged with a commission.

Useful word, charged.

8 hours ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:The over-65's swung it for No (471 comments)

Sorry, 40-50 of the 59 MPs voted in by people in Scotland were part of the majority Government and you don't think that Government represented Scotland?

The Yes campaign was bitching that "we didn't vote for this government". I was pointing out that they did vote for the previous one. I didn't say that their vote was solely behind the majority.

So yes I will be honest, and will put "Can do basic logic" on my next annual appraisal.

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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Cederic Re:Input devices (387 comments)

I used to. They're dropping the ball on quality and aren't the leaders on innovation/technology any more either.

It's a shame, they were an easy choice for years.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:The over-65's swung it for No (471 comments)

At which point have I ever commented on whether No campaigners were misbehaving? Are you suggesting that justifies the violence, intimidation and lies from the Yes campaign that you find it so hard to acknowledge did take place?

As for Jim Sillars his other comments show him to be a small minded pathetic bully but no, that doesn't justify physically assaulting him.

Your denial is boring, I'm leaving this conversation. Be nice to people or get the fuck out of my country.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Cederic Re:Leave - or get RIFFed (271 comments)

I took a different route: I got senior enough to not be outsourced.

It means I'm not developing any more, but I don't miss those project crunch periods anyway.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Cederic Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (457 comments)

Oh, it's worse than that.

"Nice dress" is a compliment if a woman says it.
"Nice dress" is sexual harassment is a man says it.

I just don't understand this. I can't work with it. It causes me problems.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Cederic Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (457 comments)

I've had that too - getting abuse for holding a door open for a woman.

Clearly she felt that she was a precious snowflake and that I was making an unwanted advance to her.

Curiously the other 17 men and women I held a door open for that day welcomed my advance, mostly going as far as to actually thank me for it. I guess they appreciated the simple courtesy of holding a door open for them.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Cederic Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (457 comments)

Hint, pressing your body up against an unwilling partner is unwanted sexual contact.

Greeting someone with a hug is not sexual contact, unwanted or otherwise.

How the fuck is someone meant to know when you do and don't hug anyway.

It may be a social faux-pas, but trust me, it's equally fucking awkward when you have Aspergers and people actually expect a hug.

Or are you telling me that all those women I know are actually making sexual overtures when they expect me to hug them?

So sorry but I give no fucking credibility to a study that treats greeting hugs as 'sexual assault'.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Cederic Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (457 comments)

At a recent professional meeting, a woman made suggestive sexual remarks to me about a computer program

I'm sorry, I don't know how to break this to you gently over the internet, but.. you've been sexually abused. You're a victim of harassment. You should seek support to help you recover.

Oh hang on - are you a man? No, go fuck yourself.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:The over-65's swung it for No (471 comments)

The militant yes voters physically attacking no campaigners are a figment of your imagination

See, you've just demonstrated perfectly why the 'yes' campaign failed: A personal attack on someone because they made a statement you disagreed with, while pretending the evidence that proves them correct doesn't exist - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:The over-65's swung it for No (471 comments)

There were plenty of experts who supported the SNP's position on EU membership and currency.

The BBC reported both positions on EU membership and currency That includes the lawyers and politicians that said Scotland would be fine joining the EU and the senior politicians in multiple countries and in EU positions that said that membership would not be smooth sailing.

On currency the 'yes' campaign kept bleating that they could have currency union. Is it really journalistic bias to explore whether that's really the case, given the number of people that said "no, you can't". Currency was a major issue in the referendum and it was continually in the news in an anti-'yes campaign' tone because the yes campaign had no fucking answers.

Sorry but I get bored of the continual "the BBC is biased" bullshit. Yes, at times it is, but far too fucking often "the BBC is biased" is actually whining that "the BBC didn't show an obvious bias to my point of view" or "how fucking dare the BBC let someone else have an opinion". Guess where I'd place you.

On the referendum I see the constant stream of stories about Salmond and relative lack of challenge to his continual bluster, bullshit and rhetoric as pretty fucking clear evidence that there was not a bias.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:A glorious victory for all (471 comments)

Northern Ireland _is_ part of the UK.
The Welsh are Britons.

That's not my warped perspective, that's geographical and geopolitical reality.

So maybe his wording wasn't precise, but on the whole I think he has a better grasp of the facts than you.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:Civil war (471 comments)

Yeah, but put this in context. This is Glasgow, on a Friday night. There were some scuffles in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, London, Cardiff, Derby, Northampton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Southampton, Dundee, Swansea and Gloucester tonight too.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:Everyone loses (471 comments)

She could try, but it'd probably end the reign of the House of Windsor.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:Everyone loses (471 comments)

I haven't seen the word 'Separatists' in general usage. Here in England the Scottish nationalists have been referred to as 'Nationalists' or 'Yes campaigners'.

I'm also confused by your comments about people being from 'the UK' or 'from Britain'. You do realise that they're different? You do realise however that citizens of the UK are British, not United Kingdomians?

Finally I really don't understand why you think that people wanting to leave the union are 'shit on'. I don't see them being treated any worse than anybody else.

On the whole your comments come across as ill informed, naive and curiously hostile.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:The over-65's swung it for No (471 comments)

Maybe the over 65s are the ones that aren't taken in by the lies, misdirection and naive optimism of the fishy politicians in the SNP?

Perhaps they remembered that although Scotland didn't vote in the current Government, it did vote in the previous one which caused many of the current economic problems.

Could they even have noticed that despite all the calls of bullying the only bullies in the debate were members of the SNP?

Or possibly you're right, and it was all just media bias and an inability for the propaganda to reach them.

3 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Cederic Re:Now, England needs to make good (471 comments)

What the fuck? England hasn't done a thing. England has been entirely disenfranchised throughout this whole fucking affair.

About the only thing the people living in England have been given is the chance to hand even more fucking cash over to people living in Scotland.

3 days ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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