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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

mrbester Re:Dear Australia (89 comments)

Especially as it is supposed to be "innocent *unless* proven guilty"...

yesterday
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

mrbester Re:currency (138 comments)

To avoid paying VAT on it.

4 days ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

mrbester Re:Why does this need a sequel? (297 comments)

Or, and I'm only saying this as a possibility - I still think Deckard was human - Deckard isn't the real Deckard. The real one is dead. The best blade runner is dead, with Holden being merely "good" (Deckard's own description) and Gaff being, well, whatever Gaff is. And they need the best, this situation being "the worst one yet" (Bryant's words); they need "the old blade runner".

So they make Deckard and implant him with the original's memories. For all intents and purposes, he *is* Deckard, with all his abilities, foibles, etc.. The ultimate triumph of Tyrell's art: not quite a clone, but a means of effectively living forever, or resurrecting the dead. Perhaps Tyrell wanted immortality and the Tyrell we see isn't the real one.

As such, Deckard has to be treated the same and bullied "back" into work, even though they know it isn't the real one.

about a week ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

mrbester Re:It's rotten barley water (130 comments)

Or, as Stephen Fry described it, "cheese is the celebration of milk gone off big time stylee"

about a week ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

mrbester Re:Good. (114 comments)

Hail Hydra

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

mrbester Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

If you have to support old IE then use XDomainRequest. If you have to support *really* old IE then only JSONP can help unless you use a proxy on your site.

about a week ago
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Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

mrbester Re:Better Link (24 comments)

Lie in a lawn chair with your head towards Gemini. General direction to look is anywhere but the radiant.

about two weeks ago
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Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

mrbester Re:When/Where (24 comments)

The best pace to look is with your back to Gemini, looking at the rest of the sky.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

mrbester Re:Everyone? (545 comments)

There's no union in UK either. I've never been paid overtime so I don't do it. I don't give a fuck if there's a deadline, I'm not working for free.

about two weeks ago
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Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

mrbester Re:General applicability (139 comments)

Oh and you also need to know *everything* remotely technical so we don't have to employ more than one of you nerds. That's right, not only do you have to spend every hour of your life learning all the skills required for the job description, you should also have documented proof of you working insane hours, learning the new technologies we won't ever use (but that shows *passion*, right?) and yet still be a party animal seven days a week or you won't be considered a team player or a good cultural fit.

about three weeks ago
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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

mrbester Re:BS (256 comments)

Quite. God help you if you have a job involving children as you will never get another one thanks to the Enhanced CRB which lists all arrests, whether you were guilty or not. Irrespective of what the alleged crime was and notwithstanding the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act should you only have been even cautioned for nicking sweets when you were a teenager, the ECRB fucks you for life.

about three weeks ago
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New Analysis Pushes Back Possible Origin For Antikythera Mechanism

mrbester Re:Training set... (62 comments)

The etymology of "renaissance" answers your last snark.

about three weeks ago
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Some Early Nexus 6 Units Returned Over Startup Bug

mrbester OS issue (39 comments)

It's also reported that the affected units are running Android 4.4.4 instead of the expected Lollipop. I'm sure that has nothing to do with it either...

about a month ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

mrbester Re:Swedish Puppets (243 comments)

Nothing has stopped the prosecutor from travelling to UK to question him, something that has been requested for *years*. Yet the prosecutor could travel to Prague to question a suspected murderer. But then, that guy wasn't famous. Funny, that.

about a month ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

mrbester Re:So... wait until you get home...? (307 comments)

The card details have been taken so a charge could be applied anywhen. However, as you can't arbitrarily charge a card, they put this clause into the terms to "justify" a possible charge in the future. The trouble is it's bollocks and illegal.

about 1 month ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

mrbester Re:TV detection vans (328 comments)

That's what is laughable. There is no analogue TV signal over UHF in UK any more. Some regions haven't had it for a decade, yet they still peddle the bullshit.

Even if there was sufficient signal leakage (and that got curtailed by EU emissions legislation) from CRT to detect it from the street all there was was a probability as it wasn't directional enough to pinpoint in a terrace which house was retransmitting since before the 70s. Now the use of CRT is miniscule, rendering that irrelevant, as well as even more stringent regulation to reduce emissions in the 90s.

about a month ago
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Machine Learning Used To Predict Military Suicides

mrbester Re:Need a machine to tell you this? (74 comments)

Verbal assaults? Oh no, Cpl Wilson yelled at me and called me names. True, I shat in his kit bag for seven days running, but he's clearly suicidal for raising his voice. Plus he hurt my feelings so he's a sociopath as well. Best lock him up before he hurts someone.

Fucking pussies.

about a month ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

mrbester Re:Not as simple as teaching how to ... (328 comments)

That's like the TV detector vans (still) used to try and enforce payment of the licence in UK. They never existed. There was one shown, but that's all it was. A van. An empty van. An empty van with "TV Detector Van" written on it.

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

mrbester Re:Arbitration Clause option (223 comments)

I don't know about contract law in US, but that would be illegal in UK.

about a month ago

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Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps dies

mrbester mrbester writes  |  about 8 months ago

mrbester (200927) writes "BBC News reports:

The former leader of a US church that was widely known for its inflammatory anti-gay protests has died, his family has said. The Reverend Fred Phelps Sr, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, died on Wednesday evening at 84. The church, made up mostly of his family, rose to international notoriety with its practice of picketing funerals of fallen US troops. It claimed their deaths were punishment for America's tolerance of gays.

Can we have a resounding "hallelujah"?"
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