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Comment Re: GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 565

Maybe if you had bottled water, you'd drink it instead of coke and other nasty things. Despite popular belief, tap water, even with a Britta, is nothing like bottled water which is actually nice to drink.

i refer you to this , which i am going to do to every stupid twat that say that very stupid thing you just said!

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 565

Not to mention it's bottled by the same companies like Pepsico and Coke that make soda. So if people keep drinking water these companies have nothing to worry about.

We should make them worry and stop buying bottled water. Not only are you flushing your money down the toilet, but getting all those empty bottles out of our waste stream would be a great benefit for all of us.

I hear yah , just check out some vintage Penn and Teller to illustrate the point hilariously!

Comment Re: Liberals (Score 1) 395

In Afghanistan, there are nearly no Arabs. It's inhabited by Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Hazara, Aimaqs and other ethnic groups, none of them is Arab or speaks a semitic language.

Maybe it's time to actually inform yourself about Afghanistan before making such bold statements?

Erm.. I think you'll find that Muslims are more than adequate at speaking Arabic seeing as how it's the language of the religion itself...

Comment Re:Circling the drain (Score 0, Troll) 77

It is my opinion that Microsoft, as a consumer company, is circling the drain -- at least for IT people.

- They missed the boat on mobile - Windows 10 telemetry makes Google look like privacy champions (This OS is invasive) - They are back porting Windows 10 telemetry to Windows 8 and Windows 7 to get even more info from those users - They are killing the Nokia apps, which are arguably better than anything Microsoft could write. Why? Microsoft suffers from NIH.

I am taking steps to free my family of any Microsoft product. The invasiveness is just too much. Linux works just fine, as there are no IT people in my family save myself, so they need to browse and use Webmail.

Microsoft will survive OK enough in the corporate space, but it won't be too terribly long before they are supplanted by better tech -- and it will be about time. I sill cannot believe, after all these years, that people though Active Directory was better than Novell's NDS. That still boggles the mind.

I'm looking forward to a world where Microsoft is an also ran.

yeah they did miss the boat on mobile... and are still not on it... so it doesn't matter one fuck if they drop nokia apps.. there's no-one waiting in the forest to hear that tree fall anyway
back porting telemetry? erm./. ok chump.. you do realise that you can turn OFF all that cemetery in settings right???
as to the rest.. foam foam foam.. rant rant rant.... fact.. where the fuck is lovely young chappie Bennett Haselton when you need him???.. you'd get more sense out of Bennett's anus than you :)

Comment Re:exhibit A: OK Cupid's famous essay (Score 3, Insightful) 311

Heck you can check it yourself: sign up for a paid for dating site, put the photos into Google image search, and see how long it takes before you get a fake. But sexual desperation is such that men will still go there,

I'll do you even one better.. TINEYE plugin ... just right click and search the image on tineye.. saves a lot of hassle for many reasons.. dating only being one of them

Comment Re:They already have taxis... (Score 1) 168

so Uber is adding nothing. Nothing. All Uber is doing is trashing society by pushing their temporary contractors that aren't really employees and using them to put hard working people with jobs out of work. They are taking benefits from people that have jobs. They are killing jobs. Families are starving because of Uber's Republican-style hate of working people. The women in SA can already ride in a taxi and support society rather than riding in Uber and supporting our own destruction.

... not only that bud , but you can bet your last fucking penny their P.R dept will be pushing this shit everywhere to show what a "vital" service they supply..... but we all know you are spot on

Comment Re:Not me (Score 2) 152

The way this works with British Telecom is that you have multiple SIDs on your router. There's one you connect to that you have control over, and there are also additional SIDs like "BTWifi-with-FON" and "BTWifi-X" with separate IP address and logging that you have no control over.
I think that BT internet customers have a free access to these all over the country and if they opt-out of this they can then get it disabled on their own home router. This way BT claims they literally have millions of WIFI access points all over the country, yet the experience is terrible if actually the network is on residential ADSL (upstream capped to 448kb/s for instance).

Incidentally I've wondered whether you could just replace their ADSL or VDSL (FTTC) router with something of your own without these additional access points and still been able to access their national network of access points for free.

Not quite the way it works bud. You DO have control over the public hotspot.. in settings you can turn it on or off.
/my advice would be to opt into the BT wifi scheme on the BT website, connect your router with it opted in. BT then gets a wee signal from it and you are then verified and allowed on the fon network and their partners worldwide. THEN.. turn the fucking public wifi off and you'll never have a problem.. it's only ever checked once

Also it's a trivial matter to change router. I have this puppy which is future proof enough for me, can handle any isp/connection type(adsl,vdsl, cable) and when you run the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware . it gives you a lot more settings to tweat and explore and is a pretty fucking rock solid router and it looks sweet :P
BTW your BT connection username and password is user = BT passie = user i shit you not.

I left BT and moved to talktalk... I know. they are SHITE but at 26 quids all in for 80mb down and 20mb up including phone charges(just tell them you will go to sky.. they'll give you an offer) and i am 60 meters by wire from the cabinet. I am in the process of getting all the other flats on my stair to sign up to ... only one more place out the six to get to sign up and it's happy fucking days for me :P.

also.. i can STILL use my BT-wifi/FON login anywhere in the world and it's been 6 months since i left BT and i've used it here in Scotland, in England,in Portugal, Denver,Houston, Amsterdam New Jersey and the Republic of Ireland. it's the gift that keeps on giving as the turds are too lazy to check status more than the initial one :P

Comment Re: Does it matter? (Score 4, Insightful) 668

They put aceteminophen in Tylenol on purpose to kill you if you try to get high on Tylenol. They don't need junkies messing up their reputation.

erm.. excuse me but Tylenol is but a trademarked name.. the generic name of it is...Acetaminophen....
so the fact that it's got Acetaminophen isn't surprising..... as that's what it is!

Submission homebase website goes titsup

Pax681 writes: Uk's DIY retailer Hombase's website has gone titsup.
the site sends you to a holding page with the following text


The website is temporarily unavailable
but will be back very soon! Please try again later.
If you need to get in touch:

0845 077 8888

Lines are open:

Monday to Friday: 8am — 8pm
Saturday: 9am — 5pm
Sunday: 10am — 4pm

And upon clicking the link to homebase it throws up the following error codes

Error Page Exception
SRVE0260E: The server cannot use the error page specified for your application to handle the Original Exception printed below.

Original Exception:
Error Message: SRVE0190E: File not found: /
Error Code: 404
Target Servlet: DefaultExtensionProcessor
Error Stack: /

and i was only looking for a length of worktop, a couple of end panels and a door! this has been since seven am this morning let's see if they can do it themselves and fix it!* it seems to be back up now but the link from the original handling page still throws up the error codes

Comment Re:bunch of naggers (Score 1) 121

You assholes re-elected the torie menace David Cameron, and he is going to COMPLETELY destroy your country.

Scotland didn't vote for them...yet we have to suffer them.. in fact we firmly rejected the westminster parties... 56 seats to the Scottish National Party.. 1 seat labour, liberal and tory.....

"You must have an IQ of at least half a million." -- Popeye