Survival and Astronomy pages are in the archive, I will get round to setting them up properly but time is against me lately!

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:48:37 +0100 Adding users to MySQL MySQL import and export

Create and grant a user access to a mysql database:

CREATE USER 'user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'

GRANT privs ON db.* TO 'user'@'localhost'

Export and import a mysql database:

The option --databases will add USE and IF EXISTS CREATE statements to your resulting.sql file.

the $(date -I) will expand to and ISO style date.

mysqldump --databases DATABASE -u USER -p > DATABASE-$(date -I).sql

mysql -u USER -p < DATABASE-$(date -I).sql

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:41:20 +0100 Removing systemd From Debian Jessie/Sid

1) Add sysvinit packages
# apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit sysvinit-utils

2) Get shot of systemd:
# apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd

3) Stop the systemd packages from being installed by accident:
# echo -e 'Package: systemd Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1' > /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd

4) Stop other systemd packages from being installed by accident:
# echo -e 'Package: *systemd* Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1' >> /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd

5) Stop other systemd architecture packages from being installed by accident:
# echo -e 'Package: systemd:amd64 Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1' >> /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd

6) Stop other systemd architecture packages from being installed by accident:
# echo -e 'Package: systemd:i386 Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1' >> /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:14:01 +0100 Things are backwards in modern times

Sensitivity is more important than truth.
Feelings are more important than facts.
Children are more important than adults.
Safety is more important than fun.

Back in the day when vast swages of humanity followed the Christian way of life the the last words in those sentences were always more important than the first! But then, people used to get burned at the cross too!

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:08:13 +0100 Cecil and Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe

Average life expectancy for humans in Zimbabwe is 34 years for females and 37 years for males yet us westerners care more about a Lion getting killed?!?!

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:14:45 +0100 Who is allowed to enter England

I'm confused (that's not hard to do when it comes to politics). For almost a decade Osama bin laden was the most wanted man on the planet, wanted for arrange acts of terrorism. In the end he caught and killed (allegedly).

Julien Blanc - the pick up artist - was barred from entering the UK because [ed quote] "allowing this man into the UK legitimises sexual assault and predation, and sends a message that women are playthings or objects without agency."

Today I read that 3 members of Osama bin laden's family have been killed in a plane crash in Blackbushe, Surrey.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:53:22 +0100 Good and Bad behaviour

When you eliminate the risk from bad behaviour people tend to behave badly!

The teenage keyboard warrior springs to mind, he sits on his laptop that mummy and daddy bought him and responds to anyone that dares to question him with a barrage of abuse and harsh language (this is not just limited to teenagers, adults do it too).

The risk is removed because the people he is abusing don't know who or where he is. Put that same person in a bar or public setting where he can be physically held accountable for his abuse and you get a different person!

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:48:28 +0100 To Be Human

To live with out sorrow is to live without happiness. To live with out happiness is to live without sorrow. Happiness and sorrow are mutual, you can't have one without the other anymore than you can have dark without light.

Judging people by their individual merits and ability is the only way to be a fair person. If you believe the man or the woman is better because they are a man or a woman you will never find equality.

Seek to be successful, not to avoid failure. By trying to avoid failure you are denying yourself a fundamental part of the learning process. Indeed, if you try to avoid failure above all else and deny it when it happens you will never learn!

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:39:40 +0100 Retrospective withdrawl of consent

Yes, you heard it people, the extreminists are suggesting that sexual consent can be withdrawn after the act.


Oh my word, what is the world coming to? Take out a loan then the lender changes their mind and you become a thief.. Have sex with one of these extreminists and they change their mind, you become a rapist! I have pity on you guys out there these days trying to score your self a goal!

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:37:14 +0100 Some useful conversions.

I've been doing some math today and I though I dump some of the conversions I used for future reference both mine and yours!

FPS = MPH / 0.681818
MPH = FPS * 0.681818
Speed of Sound = 1,126 FPS

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:21:34 +0100 People and Friendship

We've all been there, working for or with someone for a few months or years. You get to know them, regard them as a friend and they hold you in the same light! We talk about how much we've learned form each other, we talk about things we've found difficult both project based and in life, we talk about hobbies, tech and life in general. We talk about the exciting aspect of life and retort anecdotal situations we have been part of or shared. We share experiences AND experience (the most important part of friendship for me). Then the job or project finishes, maybe on good terms, maybe on bad. This is the point when you realise it was not friendship you were experiencing, it was convenience!

This person was you friend because you were there, nothing more nothing less!

After being an adult on this planet for over 20 years I am noticing this situation is becoming more prevalent as time goes by. Is it me, am I the kind of person people don't want to be friends with. Or is it them, are they a new breed of narcissistic, self centred humans that only see people for what they can take from them. Either way I don't like it!

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:49:50 +0100 UK Proposed increase in sentence for copyright infringment...

I am disgusted.. The government are proposing and increase in the maximum sentence for copyright infringement.


"Ministers have launched a consultation on increasing it to 10 years - bringing it into line with copyright infringement of physical goods.

The government said tougher sentences would act as a 'significant deterrent'."

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:40:15 +0100 Install the same packages on 2 Debian systems

Ever wanted to get 2 Debian system with the same packages installed on both. I came across this situation just this very day. Trying to install perl-blead on the toughbook using perlbrew and the tests kept failing on POSIX math. It worked fine on the Toshiba so I had to assume there was a package missing that caused the problem because
prove -t ../ext/POSIX/t/math.t told me so.

I digress! To match the packages do:
dpkg --get-selections > /tmp/packagelist.txt
scp /tmp/packagelist user@host:filelocation
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:08:29 +0100 Shaw Taylor (Cheers Laura, now I keep hearing him)

Anyone else remember Shaw Taylor?

Shaw Taylor

Keep em peeled!

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:27:31 +0100 Opening remote files with emacs

I use emacs on a pretty much daily basis to edit code, HTML, CSS, Javascript and of course, plain old fashioned text/plain! Over the years I've learned some quick go-to shortcuts for opening and editing files. One of the most useful is the Ange/Tramp mode command line arguments.

To open an SSH connection to a remove server:
emacs /ssh:username@host:
To open an FTP connection to a remove server:
emacs /ftp:username@host:
So all in all you just do:
emacs /protocol:username@host:

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:35:22 +0100 Offensive, Taking offense, I don't care!

Offence is taken, NOT given. When I call you a useless tool, YOU are the one that gets upset about it, YOU are the one that lets what I say effect you!

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:28:55 +0100 The sickliest cake you've ever seen!

May daughter, bless her heart, decided to bake a cake..

A sickly cake!

As you can see it was really quite difficult to eat.. It took me the best part of an hour to eat just one quarter of it!

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:09:00 +0100 A nice tight group

I've been into archery for about 4 years now. I don't get to shoot as much as I'd like but I do practice at short range (about 10 meters, better than no practice) at home.

I'll add an archery page and document the path I've taken over the last few years, probably should have done that from the start eh!

Anyway here's a recent group I shot, yep, I use old pop cans for target practice, mostly because my tin can alley broke!

A nice tight group

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:52:57 GMT London Male Commuters - Sina Weibo

How strange, if there was blog posting pictures of "elegant women" on the tube in London I guess we would see it being labeled as sexist!

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:50:20 GMT British Judges Are So Out of Touch

Judge Neil Ford QC: "Your dislike of the police generally, in my judgment, is peculiar for someone of your intelligence and sophistication" he said.

How peculiar, a judge that woefully under estimates that intelligent people are quite capable of forming their own opinions about law and order and carry out their own form of justice!

Reality check Judge Neil Ford QC, intelligent people can see the police are a post mortem farce than can only clean up the mess and do very little to stop the mess being made in the first place! The kind of people you are confusing us intelligent people for is those who appeared on Channel Four's Benefits Street!

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:30:50 GMT UK Citizens Going to Syria

Seems to be a favourite pass time of bored wanna be teens these days. I can see the attraction of it. Modern life can be so very VERY tedious with all that study and playtime..

I do wonder though, why the British government has decided it's their job to track down and stop these people _before_ they get to Syria??? The latest BBC story on this subject is of 3 teen girls.. As far as I'm concerned if they are old enough to decide they want to go to Syria... Fucking let them!!! They can deal with being raped, stoned, raped, beaten, raped then murdered for trying to escape.. The government is NOT responsible for your safety YOU ARE!!!

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:00:36 GMT Immigration Street


Am I the only one that thinks if this show is not shown because of this protest that the protest is in fact an attack on free speech?

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:21:04 GMT Rotherham 1400 Zoe Williams

Gurl, sort your priorities out.

"The abuse of all those girls has become a catalyst, a Franz Ferdinand event, the trigger for something brutal and destructive."

I assume you are well educated, you seem articulate yet you can't see how wrong that comment is on so many levels?

Rather than they systematic rape and sexual abuse of 1400 young girls by mostly Asian men being an abhorrent crime that NEEDS to be punished. You seem to see it as a catalyst for something much MUCH worse! RACISM!

If you intend to belittle the actions of the perpetrators I suggest you go visit a Pakistani slum late at night and walk around for a bit. Then you'll see what REAL racism is, not this imaginary modernistic narrative of racism!

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:07:37 GMT I Holla Back seems to be having some issues!

http://www.ihollaback.org/ Seems to be having some problems!?

ihollaback.org seems to be having issues: 27 Jan 2015 @ 09:00

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:47:55 GMT Repeating Myself

A pet hate, you know! Repeating myself because the person I'm talking to does not seem to think what I'm saying is worthy of listening to the first time around.

18 months ago she worked in a shop that required 5 and 6am get up times. At the time I pointed out that if I wanted to be woken up at 6am I'd set an alarm gadget up to bang all the doors in the house, switch all the lights on and off and turn the bedroom stereo up and down.

18 Months later and apparently she "didn't know" she can be quite noisy and inconsiderate at 6am... At least this time it only took 3 tries and a few minutes of repeating myself to get an apology instead of the 3 weeks of repeatedly repeating myself it did before :)

Repeating myself because the person I'm talking to does not seem to think what I'm saying is worthy of listening to the first time around.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:05:49 GMT Alpha Wars Freaking Out

Ever played Alpha Wars online and got stuck with the missions not advancing in tutorial mode? Log out then log back in again!

Also when the rather serious looking military guys says "Build 3 concrete factories" he actually means up grade the concrete factory 3 times!

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:04:23 GMT Officials suddenly strike out with anti-terro raids

Isn't it strange how in the aftermath of successful extremist attacks government suddenly manage to strike out and prevent "Major Terrorist Attacks"??

If my memory serves my correctly this is a repeated theme over the last few years. Successful attack followed by successful authority raids!

Why does it take the death of civilians before the government will step up and do something to stop these extremists? I'm sure the governments had intel on the hebdo attackers, I'm sure they had similar evidence on the recent authority raids so why do something about it now and not then?

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:50:44 GMT Concealed Carry Firearms

When are our leaders going to realise that a well armed society is THE only way for citizens to be safe and express their natural right to live.

The best way to maintain the rule of law is with armed citizens...We are not all criminals. we are not going to shoot people because they disagree with us!

Could an armed, brave citizen have stopped the Hedbo attack? Maybe, at the very least they could have backed up the police to the best of their abilities.

Could an armed, brave citizen have stopped the attack on Fusilier Rigby? Definitely!

I'm not talking about a free for all, I'm talking about going back to the 90's before politicians and pressure groups used the deaths of children to push their agenda!

Owning and carrying a firearm on a daily basis does not make you any more likely to use that gun for nefarious purposes!

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:40:53 GMT Defense Against Terrorism

"Prime Minister David Cameron will meet security chiefs later to discuss how to defend Britain against terrorist attacks like those in France last week."

You could try retracting the pistol ban and allowing us as law abiding citizens the natural right to defend ourselves with lethal force.

Mr Cameron, YOU or any government can't stop terrorism any more than you can stop a jelly wobbling on a plate when it's being carried down stairs!

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:38:31 GMT Extremism is not welcome in my life...

...I am a libertarian, I believe anyone should be able to do anything providing it is not having a negative effect on another person.

If 2 consenting adults want to hurt themselves for sexual fulfillment then that's their twix and no one should do anything to stop them. If a man want to run back into his burning house to save his dog or cat or PS4 then again, that's his choice. If a woman want to buy herself a pistol to carry in her purse that's OK with me considering how useless our police force is, they're more concerned with looking for offensive tweets than catching criminals!

With this outlook on life extremists of all kinds are not welcome, religious, sexual, ideological or others. You may notice I did not use the T word. Mostly because the only terrorism I see is that of our leading classes. Hand holding the blind and stupid to a place where they can mould them like putty!

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 13:46:56 GMT Confiscation of firearms based on hearsay

"Essex Police checked details of licence holders to see if they had ever been the perpetrator of domestic violence, even if they had not been arrested, charged or found guilty."

How worrying is that? Very worrying. The fact that you can be denied a firearm or have a firearm removed from your possession because someone reports you for domestic violence or other violent offense.

Lets not dilute the issue by focusing just on firearms. What about everything else this could lead to? No need for a conviction to use asset seizure laws, hearsay is enough now!

John Lowe probably would have stabbed his wife and daughter had he not had a shot gun to use!

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:48:21 GMT The foolishness of people in power (Ebola)

So a nurse gets the dreaded Ebola and it is discovered she has contracted it when sh is in a hospital in Glasgow. What do those who no better than us do??

Move her 500 miles to London?!?!?!

Seriously? Why would you not just quarantine her where she stands? Instead lets cart her across the country exposing potentially thousands of people to a contagious disease!

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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:53:15 GMT Stop the ROT anti-smoking campaign

So the Public Health England (PHE) (whoever the they are) is spending more pounds trying to get people to quite smoking by nagging them to death... Now they are turning their gaze upon roll-ups!

There are more shouts of "It's bad for you" same as last year... If it is SOOO bad then why is it not completely banned... Ahh, yes, the billions in tax the government likes to take!

Simon Clark, director of the tobacco lobby group Forest, said: "Campaigns like this are an abuse of public money. Education has been replaced by shrill scaremongering that is often counter-productive because it's human nature to switch off when you're being nagged or shouted at on an almost daily basis."

Well said that man!

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:05 GMT Ethnic Minorities

We are giving them too much, crimes are being ignored, injustice is rife, they are being spoon fed via our national guilt.

Some things you should remember:

  • The blacks sold their own family's to us!
  • If the word "nigger" is so offensive, why do so many of them use so happily to describe themselves?
  • The word racist has been diluted by liberal lefties in an attempt to demonise anyone that disagrees with their opinion!
  • History repeats its self.

With that last point it mind I see a future in the western world where the ethnic minorities will out number us. At that point the tables will turn. They will not show the social grace and generosity we have in allowing us to continue to live peaceful lives.

Be wary, be warned!

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:55:07 GMT Louisa Manning

Louisa Manning Is a sad a deeply disturbed individual who seems to have forgotten the one rule that has saved me and many others from living a life of resentment and hatred.

Louisa Manning! You are not the only person that was bullied, you are not the only one that suffered. You do seem to be one of the only ones that has carried their childhood fears and hatreds into adulthood!

You are a sad reflection of modern society and you will pay for your publicity for a long time!

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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:40:57 +0100 Pale Moon Flash Player Linux (libflashplayer.so Slackware)

If you are having bother getting flash videos to work you might be making the mistake of installing the x64 version. Pale Moon does not seem to recognize the x64 version. Try installing the i386 version to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins..

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Tue, 27 May 2014 16:57:44 +0100 Thunar or other file manager not auto-mounting

Having bother getting Thunar or any other file manager to auto-mount your favorite removable media?

I'll guess you're probably launching your WM from .xinitrc....?

Try adding:
eval 'dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session'
exec ck-launch-session mate-session

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:23:02 +0100 Police investigate after Ed Balls hits parked car

Police investigate after Ed Balls hits parked car

Ha ... I got 10 weeks in jail 5 years ago for "Leaving the scene of an accident" (where not one was injured and NO damage was done) I only touched the other car...

Well, we shall see how Ed Balls (titter fucking titter) is punished, no charges brought no doubt because Ed is important and rich!

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:58:12 +0100 Zenimax Bethsoft Elder Scrolls Online Review

Guys, you cant take a WOW clone, slap a TES logo on it and make it TES ANY MORE than you can paint a car red, slap a Ferrari badge on it and call it a Ferrari. ESO Has held my interest for less than 6 hours and I don't really think I'll be playing it much more ... Fucking waste of 50 quid!

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:49:07 GMT The Appearance of Words

Strange as it may seem up until about 4 weeks ago I'd never heard of or seen the word instantiated
verb (used with object), in·stan·ti·at·ed, in·stan·ti·at·ing. to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).
at all let alone in a technical context.

Now, four weeks after seeing it in a dojo programming development document it pops up absolutely E V E R Y W H E R E!!!

Why does this happen, it' not the first time it's happened either?

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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:56:33 GMT Lilo, Grub and Grub2

So lets improve lilo and replace it with a boot manager that does not need to be updated each time you make a change to the config file, personally, I thought that was a brilliant idea. The times I changed the lilo config file and forgot to run update-lilo where uncountable!

A few years later, lets improve grub and turn it into grub2. A better, more flexible boot manager that has more configurations file than ANY boot manager before and, while we are at it, lets create yet another scripting language for all those user to learn along with the 40 others they already need to know to ANYTHING on a modern Linux system. And to add the icing on the cake, lets do this all in such a way that you, once again, have to run and update program to get it all to work...Oh, yes, one last thought, lets give the update program a completly obscure name like grub2-mkconfig!

By the power of Greyskull, what is wrong with people these days? Grub2 is a definiate step backwards if I've ever seen one!

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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:29:16 GMT The bloat of Fedora Core

I've been using Fedora (well, Redhat to be accurate) since Appolo (1998) and have always found it to be a sturdy, easy to install and reliable system.

The same can be said of the early Fedora Core systems too, all easy to use, do what they are supposed to and not much else.

Recent version however, not so! I'm just now installing FC18 on an old Toshiba laptop (1GiB RAM, 1.4Ghz CPU, 40MiB Disk). and after a minimal install (if you can call 681MiB minimal) I want to install X, no desktop environment, just X.. To my shock and horror this requires another 500MiB of files? To 1.2GiB for simple install... What has become of what was once my favorite Linux distro?? I'll stick to debian for now but even that is slowly removing packages I use. I'll be onto LFS before I know it just to get what I want!

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:02:08 GMT Games (Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 to be specific)

Being a long term fan of the TES and Fallout range of games and with no new release for a while I've had to turn my attention to other titles recently (specifically over the Christmas and new year period). I tend to steer away from EA (Electronic Arseholes) and Ubisoft (Ultimate Blasphemous Idiots) mostly because of their stupid DRM making playing a paid for version of their games harder to work with than a cracked copy (although once I've bought the game I tend to download a cracked exe if I can).

To that end here's a quick rundown on what I think of these two games:

Far Cry 3
Repetitive, dull, bad graphics, OK AI, semi-decent weapons (I'm into archery so games with bows always get a plus), decent total play time, better than Far Cry 2, incessant un-skippable cut scenes (I REALLY don't care for the story, it's an FPS!!), godforsaken quick time events. Glad I got it for a tenner, would have been upset if I'd have paid 35 quid for it!

Tomb Raider
Repetitive, OK graphics, OK AI, semi-decent weapons (I'm into archery so games with bows always get a plus), bad total play time, incessant skippable cut scenes, godforsaken quick time events. Glad I got it for 12 quid, would have been upset if I'd have paid 35 quid for it!

That's it, Halflife did OK without tons of cut scenes, so did the entire Quake range of games. Dev's can we stop with the trying to make games realistic please?? GAMES ARE NOT REALISTIC!!!

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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:40:26 GMT CSV NOT A CSV that has commas in the text / fields / coloumns

We've all seen them, so called CSV files that have commas in the actual data! That means they are NOT CSV files doesn't it??

This is a tricky one for most people....Thank fully I'm not most people ;) I've read dozens of ways using complicated code (sometimes hundreds of lines there of) and to this day the simplest way to deal with these NOT CSV files is to take a step back from your degree in computer science and think like a child!

"Col One","Col Two","Col Three","Col, Four"

You can see the problem there, as far a we are concerned its got four columns, splitting this line up on the commas (as we are supposed to do with REAL CSV) won't work will it? So to solve the problem we split on multiple characters EG;

(in perl): my ($col1,$col2,$col3,$col4) = split('","', $line);
(in php(to an array)): $array = explode('","', $line);
(in java): String[] parts = yourString.split('","')

It's not perfect and you will need to remove a leading and trailing " nor does it work on NOT CSV " encapsulated text but ... Job Done(I hope :)!!!

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:00:08 +0100 Akeela Ahmed

"These findings indicate that we need to ensure young people are mixing at local levels and that they're working on projects together so that people can get to know Muslims and vice versa."

No Akeela, that is NOT what needs to happen, what needs to happen is that you leave the young people to make their own minds up rather than trying to force them to "like" Muslim youth's

If you want to tackle prejudice lets start by actually making race a NON ISSUE. Three simple things can be done now:

  • Remove race question from job applications.
  • Remove racially based quotas from employment law.
  • Remove so called "positive discrimination" from society.
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:24:17 +0100 The Public Interest

We've all heard this term over and over in the last few years, it's been around in common law for a long time. The question I've always pondered is:

Who get's to decide what is in the "public interest"?

The Government as a whole?
A single politician?
A judge in a crown court?
A public prosecutor sitting in an office in Whitehall?

Just take a look at the term in it's various legal forms and sadly, it is NOT for any one person to decide what is in the "Public Interest" is it? Surely it should be down to the public. Maybe, if we lived in a truly free world we would have the ability to decide if an innocent person can be detained under section 7 for 9 hours? Or a criminal should be prosecuted "In The Public Interest"

Food for thought!

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:55:38 +0100 Fedora 19

Been looking to update my Debian 6 based laptop...

Ive tried Debian 7, alas it is missing quite a few packages that I have come to rely on over the last couple of years..

Ive tried Fedora 19... My god what a nerfed cockup of an operating system that is these days. a partition manager that is more confusing than a Japanese VCR manual. CLI Is telling me its using a UK keymap but when I shift and # it printing a freaking question mark. Dont even get me started on systemd.

And Fedora 19 is so very VERY S L O W!!

Where do I go from here? Stick with a 4 year old version of Debian?

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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:15:49 +0100 Bank card thefts soar

Really, I wonder why that might be ... Maybe chip and pin?

Card providers are concerned that significant numbers of customers do not bother to cover their pin numbers!

Well I do declare, did those well paid R&D chaps at the banks not take human nature into consideration?

People DONT change their habits particularly well and now we are all at risk of mugging and assaults when we are at our most vulnerable.

When you are at a cash machine or chip and pin machine A N Y W H E R E keep be aware of your surroundings!

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Thu, 23 May 2013 09:41:29 +0100 Woolwich Knife Attack

Condolences to this soldiers family, Im sure he will be sorely missed.

Had the British public had the right to arm themselves this man would still be alive and domestic terrorism would be less of a threat.

How long are we going to continue to put the safety of our loved ones in the hands of a limp and underfunded police force and a bunch of do gooding bureaucrats in Whitehall.

Just think how quickly one practiced citizen armed with a .38 revolver could have put a stop to this attack and brought these murdering scum to real justice for the price of just 3 bullets.

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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:19:42 +0100 Windows 7 changes Windows XP on install

Could someone explain why my windows xp install seems to have started to misbehave since I installed windows 7?

Boot times take much longer, shutdown times take EVEN longer and it just feels altogether more tetchy!

Surely windows 7 wouldnt actually alter my XP installation without asking would it?

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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:31:32 GMT Linux and Windows Clock Time Problems

Having bother with linux losing or gaining and hour time each time you boot windows??? You need to check /etc/clock (or what ever file that equates to in your distro) and make sure the UTC= value is set to one (if you set your BIOS clock to GMT that is!

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