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Comment: Re:There's even an ebuild for gentoo too! (Score 1) 89

by Chrisq (#49592849) Attached to: UK High Court Orders Block On Popcorn Time

Heck, Popcorn Time is even available via the Arch Linux User Repository. What are they going to do? Block the AUR?

Heh heh. There's even a gentoo overlay with an ebuild too. Why doesn't the UK just cut all their international data cables and be done with it? Otherwise the scary software is bound to seep through, oh no!

If UKIP get in power they probably will. And close the airports and ferries. He takes England, England as an instruction manual.

Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 2) 502

by Chrisq (#49592721) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

I priced out a backup propane generator as a backup for my home that cost about the same thing. Never went with it. This could provide a home with good backup power in case of outage. (keep the sump pump or the furnace going anyway)

Charging from the mains and using this as a backup is a very good secondary usage in areas where power outages are common.

Comment: Someone going to link one here? (Score 2) 89

by Chrisq (#49591707) Attached to: UK High Court Orders Block On Popcorn Time

According to the new regulation, Virgin, BT, Sky, EE and TalkTalk are now required to block access to,, and – all sites which link to Popcorn Time downloads

Link here. Better still link - Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr... and see if the ISPs dare to block these

Comment: To paraphrase the "Life of Brian" (Score 2) 177

by Chrisq (#49575261) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly
To paraphrase the "Life of Brian":

BRIAN: Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together!

FRANCIS: We are! Ohh.

BRIAN: We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy!

EVERYONE: The KOffice Project?!

BRIAN: No, no! Microsoft Office!

EVERYONE: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yes.

Comment: Re:It's finally time (Score 1) 314

by Chrisq (#49570461) Attached to: Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

and our daughter has orthodontic treatment without charge

I have to be "that guy". You were charged - and quite a bit for it, they just didn't hand you a bill after you received the service. When you factor in all taxes (VAT, fuel tax, TV tax, income tax, NHS tax, etc) even the lowest tax bracket in the UK is paying roughly 50% of their income in taxes.

Rubbish The lowest tax bracket is zero and accounts for income up to £10,600 in 2015/16, from £10,000 in 2014/15. In terms of indirect tax, VAT is not charged on children's clothes or "non luxuary" food, and is 5% for domestic heating and electicity. There are a number of other exemptions and it is on 20% for the rest.

Comment: Re:It's finally time (Score 5, Insightful) 314

by Chrisq (#49568947) Attached to: Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

Britain has better dental health than the USA. But keep peddling that century old myth if it makes you feel better.

My wife is American and finds this particularly funny. When she came to the UK she had a lot of treatment that she could not have afforded in the USA, and our daughter has orthodontic treatment without charge - and some of her relatives who have had teeth removed because they could not afford treatment still make jokes about British teeth

Comment: Re:That whole area is intolerant to different folk (Score 2) 493

by Chrisq (#49556313) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

The whole area in the middle east is intolerant to accepting people of different faith, ethnic back ground and culture. They claim to be so holy but offer little as examples of peaceful people. They act like the world is thousand of years in the past. No the US is not perfect and the example of perfect will never be achieved because we are human. This is just another example of how little these people have advanced in hundreds of years.

That's islam for you

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error. -- Weisert