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London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

Roxoff Re:Calm London (105 comments)

And I thought, "wouldn't it be great if it was like this every day?" .... and now it sounds like it might be, because they'll not take this ruling quietly! But I much prefer taxis parked in long lines than zipping around trying to hit everyone, so for now, it's all good.

People would still need to get -across- the city. I was thinking about this the other day - if the roads are going to be jammed up, then perhaps there'd be a way to use rail to get people about, maybe run the trains -underneath- the city somehow. There must be old tunnels or caves or whatever they could run the tracks through?

about a month ago
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London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

Roxoff Re:Expect the Republicans... (105 comments)

I thought it was Labour that try to make the rich richer and accept back-handers from industry leaders? Or was it the LibDems? Maybe I'm just getting confused, but it seems like they're all equally sleazebags and they'll say whatever they think people want to hear.

I think you've summed up the whole of politics in that last sentence of yours there. We rarely see it described so succinctly.

about a month ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Roxoff Re:I genuinely cannot remember... (196 comments)

... the last time I bought light bulbs. We're still working through our collection of 100W light bulbs. I'd like to switch to low energy ones, but we have to piss off the climate change liars somehow.

Anyway, when I did buy them, I paid in sterling, not in these dollar thingies being quoted in the vote. It doesn't make it clear if it means Canadian dollars or Australian ones, and that would make the value different.

Wow. Glad you got that out. You and the other four guys on the internet that are 1) from a non-US country and 2) like to bitch about every fucking submission that doesn't follow euro standards really gotta get that out or you'll die right?

Seriously, are you this much of a twat in person?

Do I detect a hint of aggression?

Am I the only one that finds the irony of you post hugely amusing? You're complaining about my light hearted dig by... err.. having a right fucking moan? Nicely done. This doesn't make you look a complete pillock at all. Well, it mostly doesn't.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

Roxoff I live in the UK (242 comments)

It's the first time that living in one of the Five Eyes countries appears to have been beneficial.

It's a hollow victory.

about a month ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Roxoff I genuinely cannot remember... (196 comments)

... the last time I bought light bulbs. We're still working through our collection of 100W light bulbs. I'd like to switch to low energy ones, but we have to piss off the climate change liars somehow.

Anyway, when I did buy them, I paid in sterling, not in these dollar thingies being quoted in the vote. It doesn't make it clear if it means Canadian dollars or Australian ones, and that would make the value different.

about a month ago
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The Game Theory of Life

Roxoff This can't possibly be! (85 comments)

The Earth was created 7000 years ago by some unknown but benign power, evolution doesn't exist - how can some equation possibly describe it using mathematics? Mathematics itself is obviously a made up tool anyway, so you can make it say whatever you want. They'll be using Empirical Science next to debunk what is clearly the One Truth. :)

about a month and a half ago
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There's No Wind Chill On Mars

Roxoff Re:Global Warming may be the solution (110 comments)

Ummm...you need oxygen to burn stuff.

But apart from that you think the extra long petrol pump is do-able?

about a month and a half ago
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There's No Wind Chill On Mars

Roxoff Global Warming may be the solution (110 comments)

We could get a shitload of fossil fuels and take it there (perhaps with a really -long- petrol pump pipe) and burn it off in the atmosphere, perhaps by driving lots of 4x4 SUV's. That should help ensure that Martian average temperatures rise nicely by 1 or maybe even 2 degrees Celsius in only a century.

about a month and a half ago
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Greenland Is Getting Darker

Roxoff So... (174 comments)

... when do we rename it Dark Greenland?

about 1 month ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Roxoff Re:Slowing down? (358 comments)

According to empirical science you are correct, expansion of the universe is accelerating. If the reporter can't get the simplest bits right, how can we trust what they say about the complicated stuff. I'll file this one under 'load of old bollocks'.

about 2 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

Roxoff Re:The Nook is/was excellent (321 comments)

Oh yes. +1 for this.

I bought two nook devices for 30 UK Pounds (must be around 45 USD) each when the line was closing. They're the 'simple touch' ones - that means they have an e-ink touch screen. I rooted mine immediately, and installed one or two extras - and a large memory card. Now I have an e-ink Android tablet, complete with the Kindle app (not that I ever use that) and all the apps I can eat. Not bad for 30 quid.

Not that I ever use it for anything but reading books. But I -could-.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Roxoff Re:icewm (611 comments)

I use Mate on my eeepc for exactly the same reason. It's been a while since I gave other DE's a chance on there, maybe it's time to look at icewm.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Roxoff Re:C:\ (611 comments)

Seriously. I use a DOS shell on Windows [XP | 7 | 8] for doing a lot of tasks.

... but only one at a time.

about 2 months ago
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Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspended

Roxoff I was previously unaware of torrentz.eu (226 comments)

But now, thanks to the Metropolitan Police, I've been made aware of it. That's the police having the -exact- opposite effect of the one they wanted!

Thanks, Mr Plod.

about 2 months ago
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Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches

Roxoff Wolfenstein: The New Order (167 comments)

It's only the first part of a trilogy guys. The next instalment will be Wolfenstein: Joy Division, followed by Wolfenstein: The Smiths.

They've signed Morrisey up already!

about 2 months ago
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Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches

Roxoff Re: Not news for nerds; Where is the Linux build? (167 comments)

And I play Steam games using AMD chip, I have an A8 with integrated graphics, and it does Left4Dead2 really well... I don't even use proprietary drivers, just the core ones that come with Fedora. I really don't know what the fuss is about. Crap drivers? My arse.

about 2 months ago
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KDE Ships First Beta of Next Generation Plasma Workspace

Roxoff Re:It doesn't look that different (94 comments)

Good point. I understand that commercial OS vendors are equally as capable of f*cking up their DEs as the Open Source experts. However, I don't care about the commercial offerings. I -do- care about the DEs I actually use.

about 2 months ago
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KDE Ships First Beta of Next Generation Plasma Workspace

Roxoff It doesn't look that different (94 comments)

I thought when you updated your Open Source desktop environment project to a new release version, you were supposed to take all the really useful tools, features and usability models that had been refined for years and chuck them all in the bin leaving you with a horrible monstrosity that was near impossible to use (and then have it remain that way for at least four years).

Surely, KDE have got this badly wrong.

about 2 months ago
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What percentage of your online communications are encrypted?

Roxoff SSL all the way, baby... (186 comments)

I always use the https version of websites. Especially those that use OpenSSL. That's super secure and keeps me protected all the time.

Oh, no wait, that might not be right...

about 3 months ago

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