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Comment: Dumb question (Score 1) 93

by ihtoit (#48678673) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance

How many cases have followed through conviction off the back of this illegal surveillance? In other words, how many convictions should now be considered "unsafe", to borrow an English legal term? Following this, how many cases of technically unlawful incarceration must now be subjected to judicial review, potentially retrial minus the tainted surveillance evidence, and who's got the ledger for the compensation claims for illegal imprisonment, inury in custody (including mental anguish), judicial misdirection? oh this is gonna be a very pretty picture going into 2015...

Comment: plugged in most of the time (Score 1) 17

by ihtoit (#48678575) Attached to: My laptop lasts on battery for ...

...but I do take the laptop out occasionally, where it'll last for as long as the journey from Nottingham to Brompton (West Central London) lasts, often upwards of four or five hours doing anythign from playing videos to playing games. Generally, if I'm near a socket it's plugged in though, I treat the battery as a six hour UPS - to be used only when necessary. So far it's lasted nearly four years.

Comment: Re:You forgot something... (Score 1) 271

by ihtoit (#48678505) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

I don't think there's anything here (UK) that prenvents *anyone* from striking... there's the slim possibility of a soldier striking for (pay and conditions!?), but we're at war, have been since the year Tet, he'd be backed up to a wall and shot. Public sector most definitely have the right to strike, recently we've had firefighters on the picket lines, earlier this year it was barristers and judges. Teachers are out on strike every other fucking week.

Comment: do what you want. (Score 3, Interesting) 232

by ihtoit (#48668379) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

The Olympics lost all meaning when it was decided to admit events for people missing fucking LIMBS into a sporting gala previously for those who were ACTUALLY BETTER THAN AVERAGE! Better, stronger, faster. What the fuck is "dressage", anyway??

Take my favourite competitive sport: archery. OK, we have the longbow, which is pretty fucking difficult to STRING, never mind DRAW and AIM, but now we have the olympic event where they get to use counterweights, spring cam mechanisms to bring the draw weight down yet maintain nock energy, composite bows and superthin strings, peep sights(!) and drop scales, and the basic event which runs just 33 feet, where it is entirely possible to gain a gold medal. I *PRACTICE* AT NINETY FEET. WITH AN ENGLISH LONGBOW (and the trainer at the club across the river wonders how I don't tear the shit out of my shoulder muscles every week, it's because I've been shooting bow since I was FOUR). I could piss the basic event with my bow on a *bad* day.

Comment: Let's play "I Would Rather..." (Score 2, Funny) 225

by ihtoit (#48668031) Attached to: Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

I Would Rather:

Circumcise myself with a chainsaw.
Masturbate with a garlic hammer.
Gouge out my eyeballs with an ice cream scoop then rinse out the sockets with battery acid.
Watch the Den & Angie episode on a continuous loop.
Braid my own pubic hair. Then garotte myself with it.

Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!