July 8th, 2013

Fabricant ‘Sacked’

When Michael Fabricant encountered a group of blond-wigged fans this weekend, what could possibly have gone wrong? Only a pretty spectacular ‘sacking‘ from the joker on the right, obscured since this is a family blog:

It could only happen to Fabbers…

H/T Kebab Time


  1. 1
    Maqboul says:

    What a dick !

  2. 2
    Point of Information says:

    I think Michael has seen bigger – this is how it was ‘missed’

  3. 3
    Arse fuck for freedom says:

    He (on the right) must be from either Eton or Harrow.

  4. 4
    Roger The lodger says:

    Tories are used to that. Only yesterday Cameron was photo-bombed by a dickhead at wimbledon

  5. 5
    q says:

    what is it with tories and dicks???
    fabricant is a wanker
    and now boris has joined the increasing plethora of ‘real men ‘ like inverdale in suggesting women only go to uni to find men to marry
    it’s like we are going back intime when fucking arsehole men laud it about everywhwere as if they feel entitled
    it truly is appalling and could only happen under the fucking tories

  6. 6
    Point of Information says:

    Tories attract the negative attention of the left.

    That is why they have so many problems with dicks.

    Case in point: Owen Jones

  7. 7
    Vote LibLabCon for uncontrolled immigration says:

    Watch out, watch out, Chuckers is about…

  8. 8
    Andrew Pierce says:

    If you cant beat me, join me.

  9. 9
    Brown out & pay me damages. Respect MY legal & privacy rights. says:

    Really boring now!

  10. 10
    Copper Red. How to get rid of leeches that plague your life, the magical way. says:


  11. 11
    David Cameron's Hairy Hoover says:
    Haaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy Hoooooooooooooovvvveeeeerrrrrrrrrr !
        Fabulous fabbers can't,
                 Take a walk in London on a Sunny day
       Without being photographed and tweeting
                                                     With a sack !
             Ed Balls is missing and lonely, hiding from the Co-Op
              Thief, sack, sucky, sucky, union hack, 
                Harman should go, like Hoffa
       Red Ed, time for bed, mind the chopper
    Haaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy Hoooooooooooooovvvveeeeerrrrrrrrrr !
  12. 12

    For the last three days we have been wondering where the unusually camera shy Balls was.
    And there he is!

  13. 13
    Brown out & pay me damages. Not going to be an unpaid marketing for a bunch of leeches. says:

    Hilarious! Not!

  14. 14
    A Dick says:

    What would you know about dicks? You’ve clearly never been near one. Go and hate elsewhere.

  15. 15
    Kebab Time says:

    Surely this is worthy of a hat-tip Guido?

  16. 16
    BBC Twat says:

    Oh yum yum, he’s a cutie. I’d do him in Paxman’s private toilet.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    ?point of information. Don’t think so no info just your opinion

  18. 18
    Sally Barecow says:

    If all it takes to get the publicity I crave on this blog is to get your knob out, then here’s a picture of Little John Bercow.

    Now post me up, Stainz..post me up and let me drool in my celebrity!

  19. 19
    Anonymouse says:

    Not you again.

  20. 20
    Mike Fabricant says:

    Now if I were Phil Spector, I might have said, “OK, you want to pull something out? Watch this!” as I whipped out a Glock semi-automatic.

    He’s just lucky he picked the right 4 X 2 with a syrup to have a bit of sport with.

  21. 21
    Weirdfishgunplug says:

    You should contact blowing willies.
    He’s a big Nazi too.

  22. 22
    pedant says:

    point of information not. Your opinion only. Not same thing

  23. 23
    M102 says:

    B!lly B0wden surfs the net for c0ck shocker

  24. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    Urrrggghhh! Someone just told me what men and women do to create babies…Yearrrgghh! That can’t be true? ..its…its…you lot are SOOOOO disgusting!

  25. 25
    Bazinga! says:

    I wonder how much longer the BBC can spin out Murray’s Wimbledon win to avoid having to report on the scandal engulfing the Labour party?

    I notice Owen Rent a god Jones is very absent from the BBC at the moment. Normally that little lefty shit is never off the BBC gobbing away his shite.

  26. 26
    The Medical Fraternity says:

    Fabricant is the kind of sociopathic specimen we were warned about at med school. His false bonhomie is a cover for a very dark and unpleasant personality.

  27. 27
    Dweeb says:

    From the Torygraph: “Business confidence in the UK has reached a 13-month high as companies increase output and job creation rises, surveys show.”

    How I wish it is true because it would be a) good news and b) a kick in the Balls.

  28. 28
    Tachybaptus says:

    A family blog, is it? I hope the younger members don’t read the comments, with their strange emphasis on arseholes, buggery and related matters.

  29. 29
    Small Business says:

    When we get back to levels of confidence from the early years of this century, there will be something to right home about. At present, many businesses are still very, very cautious about investing for growth.

  30. 30
    b!lly b0wden says:

    All the arseholes are on my blog.

    Where’s my hat tip giudo?

  31. 31
    M102 says:


  32. 32
    Mary Whitehouse says:

    This is a particularly poor post, but I agree, there is far too much of that kind of thing on here.

  33. 33
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    What’s the odds the Bias Broadcasting Corporation prioritise this story ahead of the Unite Debacle.

    Left wing tossers!

  34. 34
    A GP on £150,000 + private work says:

    Not sure what the fuss is about, all men have one (OK, not post-op transsexuals, obviously)

  35. 35
    Owen Jones says:




  36. 36
    I do not want to share the same air as the leeching Edinburgh dogshite. says:

    When is Ed going to resign?

  37. 37
    CCHQ says:

    What is this crap? We send you talking points for a reason. Get back to Len McCluskey. You’ve got less than two years to turn this around you know.

  38. 38
    Living in 97.3% white Merseyside says:

    I don’t usually watch C4 News at weekends but am considering giving it a miss tonight just in case.

    And C4 will be a no-go area from 8pm for the duration of the holy month.

  39. 39
    Too much info says:

    Not obscured.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    The dark haired one was with him.

  41. 41
    Dan Hodges says:

    @OwenJones84 and @LabourStudents doing what we on the left like to do best: shoot ourselves in the foot with ephemeral bickering amongst us.

  42. 42
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Not sure who they’re asking. It seems like unsustainable credit-mania is back in fashion again.

  43. 43
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    If only nitrogen chemistry was haram.

  44. 44
    Sheer evil says:

    You know, just when I think there’s nothing that can shock me anymore, I read about the way this Polish couple currently on trial tortured to death their 4 year old, punishing him for asking for water by feeding him salt and for crying by making him kneel for 20 minutes, eventually killing him from relentless beatings. Even if found guilty, the couple will end up serving probably 8 years, which will be no punishment as prisons are pretty much holiday camps with 3 meals a day, gym, TV, DVD player, internet, radio, video games and lots of taxpayer funded legal aid for endless appeals.

    If it was up to me, they’d be skinned alive, rolled in salt, dumped into a snakepit and left for 6 days and then lowered slowly into a bath filled with sulphuric acid..

  45. 45
    Sally Strap-on Bercow says:

    ‘Innocent face’

  46. 46
    Result says:

    Did you hear about the football match in which a player was stabbed to death and the referee was beheaded?

    The match went to sudden death.

  47. 47
    Peter Mandelson says:

    Cameron says that Murray deserves a knighthood.

  48. 48
    Watcher says:

    Whatever became of adult politicians, and particularly Prime Ministers?

  49. 49
    Allahu shatbar says:

    Shame on Channel 4 for their Ramalamadingdong season. The bbc are also screening The Muslim Premier League but then we expect it of them.

  50. 50
    Dick the Prick says:

    After avoiding the early day motion the whips were out forcing a wrecking arrangement!

    #Yvette Cooper

  51. 51
    Well, well says:

    Dublin High Court refuses US provisional warrant request for Edward Snowden.


  52. 52
    It's 'elf'n'safety gone mad! says:

    Fair enough, but they must be issued with hi-viz vests and safety classes when exposed to sulphuric acid

  53. 53
    Lord Stansted says:

    The BBC are going big-guns over Egypt right now. Any moment, they tell us that one of their reporters was shot at by Israeli secret police, disguised as Egyptian army.

  54. 54

    Wee willie tweet!

  55. 55
    Pierrepoint, Albert says:

    The long drop was good enough in my day.

  56. 56
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Blonde on blonde.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Well it’s true…it can go horribly wrong and messy sometimes….just look in the mirror

  58. 58
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Yvette Cooper is on C4 News. Is she on drugs? She is worrying to say the least.

  59. 59
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    There needs to be an urgent judge led inquiry into why the Chilcot Inquiry results have not been released.

  60. 60
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Michael Crick and dress sense are poles apart.

  61. 61
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    She was just taking a rise out of him

  62. 62
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    No just just lives with Balls

  63. 63
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    They still have one…I keep mine in the freezer – just in case

  64. 64
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    Is it treason to get it out outside the Supreme court

  65. 65
    Sit Petra says:

    Exclusive footage found of Snowden truing to earn a crust.

  66. 66
    The Gost of Winters discontent past says:

    The only thing Milliband hasn’t agreed to with Unite is a meeting with beer and sandwiches but give him time.

  67. 67
    Sit Petra says:

    Just noticed Post times are : 707 and 747… spooky.

  68. 68
    Abu Qatada says:

    What is meanings of felching? My cellmate says I must do its for him or he will break my neck.

  69. 69
    Sit Petra says:

    Comes after a 12 hour shift on the fettling machine.

  70. 70
    Owen Jones says:

    Dear Muslims ⇨ Ramadan is coming ⇨ Shaytan is running ⇨ Muslims are preparing ⇨ Hell is closing ⇨ Heaven is opening.

  71. 71
    Tehran Hangmen's Union says:

    It’s 2013 (kufr calendar) now, Al. We do it with cranes nowadays. We get to bob them up-and-down like a yo-yo, swing them side-to-side like a pendulum, “crack the whip” with them– whatever the crowd calls for. And like P.T. Barnum said, don’t second-guess your audiences, give them what they came to see.

  72. 72
    Bullkok on the BBC says:

    When is Ed Miliband resigning as union puppet of the Labour Party.

  73. 73
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Sorry about that everyone. I was trying to count to eleventeen and ran out of fingers.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    yet another cock at least this one isn’t supported by unite

  75. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    I’m certain that there’s at least one right wing political blogger who refers to his penis as his “column” during intercourse.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Red Len comes up for air,blames Blair or something?

  77. 77
    Not Ed Miliband says:

    Labour would certainly be better off without him, he’s going to cost them the election.

  78. 78
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    Someone is in need of a bollock in.

  79. 79
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    Lots of women AND men go to university simply because it gives them another three years of fecking school. 50% of all graduates never do a job that requires a degree. Another piece of evidence to support the Labour Party’s policy of “everyone wins a prize”. Incidentally it also keeps them of the unemployed list, and a lot of it at the students expense. Political result!

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    Living in 97.3% white Merseyside says:

    So was Tone. He seemed in quite a jocular mood.

  81. 81
    Sit Petra says:

    Looks like you are the fall guy Ed, who is abusing who?, it was always going to end in tears, that Len is such a nice chap and the Kray twins were always complete gentlemen.

  82. 82
    nellnewman says:

    Ah the gentlemen mafia of the labour party.

    Who is the bagman? who is the assassin with the stilletto up his sleeve? and who is the boss?

    One thing’s for sure – militwit is not the boss – he’s not even the bagman!!

  83. 83
    nellnewman says:

    I do hope so!

  84. 84
    Sit Petra says:

    Ed thought he would get ‘Made’, the Cosa Nostril.

  85. 85
    Gordon Brown says:

    Congratulation to Andy Murray. I’ve invited him to Downing St for tea but some bigot claiming to be PM invited him first. Plop.

  86. 86
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Labour and Unite are all rats in a sack together. Liars and hypocrites united. The labour MP’s and Unite members that sit back and allow the fiddling to go on are just as guilty. Why the silence from such as John Mann?

  87. 87
    nellnewman says:

    Hmmm Is that a saatchi thingie?

  88. 88
    Gordon's mummy says:

    Constipated again Gordon? Syrup of figs for you tonight.

  89. 89
    nellnewman says:

    gordon brown is finally falling off the media radar. Thank the Lord!

    How the odious man has managed to travel the world at other people’s expense, perpetually, since 2010 is beyond me. Why would anyone want to listen to his fevered, flawed ravings on economics?

    People who pay good money to listen to him or his media obsessed wife are Mad!!

  90. 90
    Don Key'ote says:

    Ad hominems are the refuge of scoundrels (and trolls).

  91. 91
    Sit Petra says:

    Casino (the film).

  92. 92
    nellnewman says:

    militwit said to redkenlivingstone yesterday that he’s going to mend the labour party’s relationship with the Unions not end it!!!! Ho Hum!!

    Tomorrow’s speech going to be hugely amusing! Not!

  93. 93
    Sit Petra says:

    To be more accurate, Goodfellas .

  94. 94
    Sit Petra says:

    If Ed is a naughty boy he wont get any pocket money this week (the Co-Op).

  95. 95
    nellnewman says:

    One Nation? That’s a laugh!!

    One Nation Under LenMcCluskey and his henchman twatson – Imagine that!!!

  96. 96
    Don Key'ote says:

    How telling it was on R4’s Today programme this morning that neocon tony blair (Peace Envoy to the ME) was baying for blood in Egypt as well as Syria. He was actually arguing for the rule of the mob over the democratically Morsi because that was what the Egyptian public wanted (which when you think about it is bonkers, as surely mob rule would demand the abolition of taxes…which would be daft as far as effective governance is concerned). However, the most telling part about Humphrys’ interview of blair this morning was when he asked blair if he would swap his career and “political achievements” for Andy Murray’s career and his Wimbledon victory. Without hesitation blair said yes!

    This is a man that craves popularity and adulation. He is far more personality disordered than Brown and Cameron put together. Think about that. He is/was in, all likelihood, far more PD’d than both of the latter. Our leaders are now chosen according to this criteria.

  97. 97
    nellnewman says:

    The Co-op won’t have any money to give militwit pocket money anyway – they’ve robbed their pensioner/investors to give it all to bullyballs!

  98. 98
    Point of Information says:

    When word gets out on why they’re inside, they may not live to tell the tale.

    The screws will hate them more than the lags.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    This is simply the breakdown of society. In a normal society there elderly of the family would be around to oversee what is happening. People are not born trained for life. It is a continual learning exercise.

    Yes there are the type that can walk away from their birth society, and learn by watching, but they are not that common. The vast majority need to be told when they are straying.

    Since TV and film have also diverted from their education role and chosen the glorification of extremes there is no chance for normality to be taught.

    Obviously schools have also lost ability to educate the parents and can only now allow suffering until a threshold is reached.

    The whole peer and elder pressure that keeps society on the straight and narrow is now lost.

    The get on your bike, and mass migration experiment of the EU will be a cost on the next few generations.

    There are no European wars but the children still suffer.

  100. 100
    Hadrian says:

    If it weren`t enough to have wall to wall 24/7 muslimshitholes dominating the world news, the gangs, FGM, et all in the UK news, we now have BBc and Ch four doing their bit to glorify the moos-lim thing. FFS. We don`t care.

  101. 101
    Crap Magic Tricks that don't work. says:


  102. 102
    Dweeb says:

    Gove wants five-years-olds to learn simple fractions and computer programming, the latter certainly being at a Janet and John level (x=1. y=1. x+y=?).

    Could someone tell me why the NUT sees implementation of this by 2014 as a “massive challenge” to teachers?

  103. 103
    Don Key'ote says:


    BTW I find this site quite useful for truthful/honest/brave reporting as an alternative to the presstitute MSM.


  104. 104
    Ed Moribund says:

    I’ve got a plan to heal the rift.
    I’m making Len joint deputy leader of the Labour party and Hattie joint leader of Unite.

  105. 105
    Don Key'ote says:

    Don’t hate the immigrants. Send them home. But don’t hate them.

    Save your hate for those who encourgaged them to come here. And breed. In order to deliberately fragment and ghettoise the nation.

  106. 106
    Anonymous says:

    “investing for growth” or “borrowing for growth”

    Or “borrowing to survive”

    Most had already borrowed in the good times to fund expansion. That just left them with support/service contracts, and interest, that could not be funded as the downturn occurred. They are actually borrowing to right off the expansions, and get back to core business.

  107. 107
    Don Key'ote says:

    I replied to the wrong one…it was meant for #22.

    Steady on!

  108. 108
    Bazinga! says:

    Eddie Izzard bleating away at poor Muslim refugees on Sky News. funny thing is if you watch the Sky report he does almost every tent has a satellite dish. So presumably they are all so hard up they cab afford satellite TV but not water?

  109. 109
    Sit Petra says:

    Outrage as BBC Radio4 cuts the traditional Shipping forecast Sailing By tune and replaces it with a call to prayer:

    Lillibet is not impressed

  110. 110
    Bazinga! says:

    Newsnight banging on about the “bedroom tax” once again.

    Fuck off you BBC shit stabbing lefty kiddie r@ping cuutz

  111. 111
    Bazinga! says:

    Whoever took a pot shot at Bowen deserves a medal and then shooting lessons.

  112. 112

    Takes a cnut to know a cnut.

    That fucking idiot Camercnut is posing again on TV etc. What a total tosser.

  113. 113
    Don Key'ote says:

    The neoconservative family tree goes back (at least) to Trotsky’s anarchism. If one looks closely, Trotsky’s work in practice (workers democracy/people power) is consistent with free-market libertarianism – i.e. erosion of the state. This was Keith Josephism (Thatcherism), and it was continued under Blair and Brown. It’s all a clever PR spin whereby naive, dumbed down and spun people think they’re getting power through ‘choice’ when in fact they’ve just had the protection of the state removed, a state which regulated shady business practices which fed off naive, non-discriminating consumers. Look at who funded New Labour. Look at the K&P saga. How much more obvious could it be? Even Newsnight covered it (as best they could).


  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    We do not need to teach them computer programming. They need logic, sequential actions and parallel actions taught. They just need the fundamentals of all basic operations. For example race conditions, and handshaking.

    This is done by play act at being computers. All the above can be acted out by children passing tokens in set ways and having fun.

    They need to learn the effect of one mistake and how the output is garbled for even the simplest sequences.

    Then you tell them they are playing computers.

    If you teach them they can write scripts they think that is all it is. They need to understand the complexity and unbelievable numbers of devices involved. This is a task that should be built around a “road show” principle where the introduction is made by people that can entertain and demonstrate the remarkable hidden world of silicon devices.

    We do not need to teach technology, that can be picked up easily, we need those that can advance the art, and understand the whole engineering concepts from bottom to top.

  115. 115
    Rosinante says:

    That is a very expensive designer tinfoil hat you are wearing, featured by the Washington Post, no less; but it’s still a tinfoil hat.

  116. 116
    Tachybaptus says:

    Or you could teach them Latin and, when they know enough, get them to write classical Latin verse that scans properly according to the old rigid rules. When you can do that, C++ and even assembly language fall into your hand like a ripe peach.

  117. 117
    Don Key'ote says:

    The problem is that training in science teaches one not to trust one’s intuitions and that one’s intuitions are shaped by empirical experience, but that personal experience alone is limited in its sampling and is thus predictably prone to bias. I fear that training in science is now playing second fiddle to verbal skills and work with computers in lieu of critical analysis.

    Try and tell people to look at objective data to guide their judgement instead of what they immediately see and think, and to some, it’s incomprehensible, even an affront. That was the problem Galileo faced and many before and after him. Some think we are passed that. We are not.

  118. 118
    Dial M for Murdoch's revenge says:

    So. Has Tom Watson buggered Labour, buggered Ed and buggered himself?

  119. 119
    Saffron says:

    Very interesting comments today,actually thought we would be inundated with the scottish guys victory at you know what.
    Salmonid’s saltire crap over cammoron is the pits,and what does cammoron do,well he has a photoshoot with the moray asshole.
    just what as this got to do with real politics,it is a diversion as to what is going on.
    Lets talk about the Unite Union and Clowsky,s fixing of things to control weak Ed who in fact with their fixed voting put him in charge of the liebour party under their control,which has now been seen to be what has happened.
    Do we really as a nation want to be seen as a country compliments of liebour who allow and assist endless numbers of the religion of peace to contaminate our country.
    To these religion of peace nutters,I say yes you can follow whatever you like but if you dont like our religion,then feck off to someone who likes your’s.

  120. 120
    Playground taunting says:

    Granny tax, Pasty Tax, Bedroom Tax, they are all just soundbites from an immature Labour opposition. They obviously do not expect to win the next election as any party that does will have to increase the tax take.

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    Alice says:


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  123. 123
    Watson does not do democracy. says:

    Don’t forget it was Watson who orchestrated the downfall of Blair and his replacement the unelected Brown.

  124. 124
    Ed Puckers up to Mrs Dromey says:

    Beware scenes of horror from the start


  125. 125
    Tilets Maguire starts this off right now on paper review on Sky news says:

    So Ed is to redefine the relationship of Labour with the unions? Well how exactly given most of his MP’s are subsidized by the fecking unions and in particular UNITE?

    Smoke and mirrors to make this go away but i wont. No doubt the BBC will do whatever they can to tell everyone tomorrow what a great sppech, Ed has shown metal, he has really put his case and seized the nettle and enforced his control on the party and he is as a result more likely now to be the next PM

    The more sane of us know this is bollocks of course

  126. 126
    Pie in the sky says:

    sky news just said that 1/2 = 3/5


  127. 127
    Don Key'ote says:

    Hear, hear!

    Instead of teaching our kids victor’s history, Gove wants them to learn dates by wrote. He is truly an evil man.

  128. 128
    G.Reggs says:

    repeated ad infinitum by the BBC

  129. 129
    Postman pat says:

    Toilets now weepng over Post office privatization.

    He says companies will go in to make a profit. Well ok but at least they will deliver the fucking letters and not the morning 1st class post 3 days later and in the evening.

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    I agree but we are talking about teaching them “programming”

    Teaching them to live is another matter. But some are not destined ever to see alternatives. Yes, society needs their Galileos, but it certainly does not need a majority of them. That would be hell. We would also all die out.

    However the basics of logic and sequences are as Tachybaptus states fundamental to all communication. However natural language does not throw up the issues of complexity.

    I just did a mental idea of using children to simulate the actions of the 2012 state of the art processor. I calculated since they can only move their arms once per second it would take 20 earths covered by children to simulate one silicon chip. That is the art of silicon over languages.

  131. 131
    Dweeb says:

    Don’t you just hate that expression “our children”, beloved of Lefties?

    My children are my children, not yours.

  132. 132
    Pedant says:

    If you’re going to pronounce on education, learn to fucking spell. It’s “by rote”, not “by wrote”. Rite it out 100 times.

  133. 133
    Dweeb says:

    Functore illegitimi in linus CXVII?

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    Buster says:

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    Pissing intent says:

  136. 136
    Three quarters says:

    Decimals are for poofs and frenchies

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    Dweeb says:

    Don’t worry. Mr Gove will be teaching them fractions soon.

  139. 139
    Tachybaptus says:

    Very like that, except that we got beaten.

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    Pat Rant says:

  141. 141
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Robert DeNiro/Joe Pesci Mob Movie Analysis Service says:

    Although one could draw a comparison between Ed Miliband and the character Phil Green, in Casino, portrayed by Kevin Pollak — the “clean-hands” mob associate front-man titular “boss” (and a tit he was) who didn’t know much and didn’t want to know too much.

  142. 142
    White hat geek says:

    To teach the technical stuff is very simple:

    i) Show them how to use Google / Stack Overflow / Other Forums properly. For politics – point them at this blog.

    The amount of information out there from experienced guys on the various forum sites is enough to get the average young guy up and building drones way before they even think about leaving school, or leaving for school.

    Most is good quality and better / more useful than what is found in the text books.

    ii) If you are going to teach computing do not waste peoples time with Windows based pap.

    Algorithms and data structures, followed by some network theory.

    Then let them loose on Google.

    Getting across the distinction about implementation and breaking down all barriers with respect the different languages (ok – some of the functional languages are just hard…) would be smart. Latin is a good start point.

    Compiler theory – particularly cross compiling would be worth getting home early.

    iii) Teaching the electronics: Use a PC Duino or Beaglebone : Do not throw them in at the deep end with a Raspberry until the community out there have come clean about what you need to do with that hardware to make it work properly.

    Word is that this will be appearing in a blog soon… :-)

    The short of it is: the power input stage is crap, they don’t know how to manufacture with polyfuses (so best to bypass with a traditional fuse), isolate analog audio and pad down by at least -12db (or get a good sound card which will work at USB 2 speeds, not the CM chipset – but still isolate with coils…), power the USB bus’ separately. Forget about the board being a low power device: 1A is not low power ! Finally – the in / out pins: They cannot be pulled up on board and the I2C which is is non-standard ! Get plenty of diodes, 10k, 1k and 270R resistors for your switches / LEDs, and build your own hardware clock circuit ** without ** the normal 5V pullup on SDA / SDC. If HDMI out does not work on your TV, your TV is probably fake analog.

    First project should be: Build a power off button. Removing the power whilst it is running will screw your file system. This will already be messed up from the installation image being bad: So learn cp -a and have a spare stick ready. Don’t even think about running the thing purely of SD card as that bus is way too slow (and if you do, class 10 is a waste of money, stick with class 4).

    Note the above point on powering USB separately – particularly if you do not want audio distortion / excessive heat and power shutdowns. Use a 2A supply to be safe, and put heatsinks on the CPU / USB-Network chip.

    You will need to custom build and regress the ffmpeg libraries to get the movie player stable and working well. That is worth the effort as the graphics on this board are AWESOME – when they work.

    All of this is much simpler starting with a PC Duino: Plug in, learn.

    Let them play for real, and get building ASAP. Doing it on the right kit will save a lot of frustration (and consequently ending interest) and also bring down the costs of equipping schools.

    Perhaps the kids could figure out a way to surface mount polyfuses without overheating them. That would be very useful – use Google to find out why ;-)

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    Sort it out says:- says:

    Don’t go to a retirement home and exhaust your savings! Plan A is don’t pay your TV licence fee or subsequent fine, go to a nice open prison with library and gardening facilities. Meet interesting people, pay no bills. Retire well for free, care of the State. Day release and booze on tap.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    There is a much mythologised account of an American State decreeing in the 19th century that π should be considered as 3 to make calculation easier.

    As far as I can tell, this is what actually happened. In Indiana in 1897 a bill was introduced into the state’s House of Representatives proposing that π should be fixed as one of three more rational numbers:

    (a) 16 / 5, or 3.2;
    (b) the area of a square whose side is a quarter the circumference of the circle, which gives a value of 4;
    (c) the ratio of a length of a 90 degree arc to the length of a segment connecting the arc’s two endpoints, which comes out as the square root of 2 x 16 / 7, which is about 3.23 and actually no more convenient than the correct value of π.

    Fortunately C.A. Waldo, a professor of mathematics at Purdue University, happened to be in town and was summoned to give his opinion on the proposals. He was against them, and the bill failed. According to a local newspaper, ‘Although the bill was not acted on favorably no one who spoke against it intimated that there was anything wrong with the theories it advances. All of the Senators who spoke on the bill admitted that they were ignorant of the merits of the proposition. It was simply regarded as not being a subject for legislation.’

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    corruption not been exposed. says:

    Miliband Set To Reform Labour Ties To Unions

    Ok fine, but would his had happened had the

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    Mohammed's bacon sandwich says:

    Evidence at last, Fabricant likes boybotty. We always knew it – you can’t be normal with hair like that.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    I would have thought it was evidence that boys like Fabricant. And if you think that what that boy was displaying was his botty, you need to get out more.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    … Moon not been in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligned with Mars?

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    Ejecatid unda layba says:

    It’s ‘write off’ pal.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Why do the fucking politicians feel it is their place to push themselves forward and hobnob with successful sporting persons? HTF did Rod Laver end up getting lumbered with Millitwit?

    I suspect the last person Murray wanted to meet was Cameron and it is not exactly as if Cameron – or any other politician had anything in the slightest to do with Murray’s success. Murray may be a miserable sod, but he was the one that did all the hard work and duly got the reward he deserved. Good for him. Cameron (and all the other photo-opportunity hangers-on) should just butt out – and as for the nonsense about a knighthood, give me strength….

    There are lots of other British champions to whom Cameron would not give the time of day. When is that snooker player or dart thrower going to be invited to number 10 for a cup of tea (or maybe a swift half of lager)?

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    albacore says:

    Fabricant’s antics – who gives a gnat’s fart?
    Meanwhile, Mrs May is playing her part
    Barnstorming about what she’s gonna do
    To stop aliens milking me and you
    And if you believe that, you’ll believe owt
    The whole LibLabCon mob is good for nowt


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    Curly says:

    Just for my own modest little benefit, can you please tell me what part of speech “fucking” is in that sentence? Thank you.

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    The Fifth Dimension, clearly not referring to Labour, says:

    Harmony and understanding!
    Sympathy and trust abounding!
    No more falsehoods or derisions,
    Golden living dreams of visions,
    Mystic crystal revelations,
    And the mind’s true liberation!

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    albacore says:

    Ed showing metal – what, like cast iron Dave?
    Ain’t they a pair, so inconceivably brave?
    If chopsing was rain, they could fill a river
    The only problem is, they don’t deliver

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    A pretty rock says:


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    Alex Jones Is Sane (From the Broadmoor Special Cases Unit) says:

    People of the world, don’t listen to the Bilderbergers, this blonde outbreak is part of an Aryan-Nazi-Axis-Conspiracy-Tyranny that will take over the planet on 14 May 2018. If you see a blonde, you know they are part of the impending evil because they are the spies and they are acclamating us for the New Police State that will be headed by David Icke. People of the world, wake up! You are being finessed and managed by the Blonde-Nazis. Read my videos: The Obama Deception and Return of the Blonde Nazis. Educate yourselves. Look at the medical discoveries, which were invented by the Nazis who are still working in secret for FEMA. It’s off with their heads and disappear! They can’t stop freedom! Humanity is awakening! Don’t listen to the Nazi-Blonde-Conspiracy that is taking over the planet!

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    The Establishment says:

    Thank you very much Alex. We will be sending the usual cheque in the post.

    It is important that sites like this have lots of stupid posts in the comments section to distract people and encourage them to think that the rest of the information is also unreliable.

  158. 158
    The EU says:

    Good Morning.

    It’s going to be another fine day.

  159. 159
    Cap'n Birdsigh says:

    Sounds fishy to me.

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    Well deserved says:

    Child killer Mark Bridger has been attacked by another inmate who slashed his throat. Let’s hope many more such attacks happen.

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    Shiloh Shyster, Attorney at Law says:

    My client will be seeking £1M compensation for trauma, violation of his ‘umin rights, failings in duty of care and replacement underpants.

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    For the record, I was driving over the Alps, from the Adriatic to the River Inn, when all this was posted. Six hours on the road, a late meal at Salzburg (1 hour), and then the final drive home by 01:00 and straight to bed, knackered! Did not even bother to switch the computer on until just now. What a laugh? Nearly pissed myself…

    Bit trigger happy weren’t we? Sometimes we only see what we want to and not what is really there.

    Hey! But don’t bother to learn from experience. Few do.

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    Fоr thе rеcоrd, І wаs drіvіng оvеr thе Аlps, frоm thе Аdrіаtіc tо thе Rіvеr Іnn, whеn аll thіs wаs pоstеd. Sіx hоurs оn thе rоаd, а lаtе mеаl аt Sаlzburg (1 hоur), аnd thеn thе fіnаl drіvе hоmе by 01:00 аnd strаіght tо bеd, knаckеrеd! Dіd nоt еvеn bоthеr tо swіtch thе cоmputеr оn untіl just nоw. Whаt а lаugh? Nеаrly pіssеd mysеlf…

    Bіt trіggеr hаppy wеrеn’t wе? Sоmеtіmеs wе оnly sее whаt wе wаnt tо аnd nоt whаt іs rеаlly thеrе.

    Hеy! But dоn’t bоthеr tо lеаrn frоm еxpеrіеncе. Fеw dо.

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    Owen Jones says:

    April Jones killer Mark Bridger attacked in Wakefield jail. That’s made my day. *Smiles*

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    Ah! Monika says:

    The Ball breaker

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    Matilda says:

    Aquarius? Wasn’t that the show where the cast all got their dicks out on stage?

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    Ann Islander says:

    Effoff, there is no money left.

  168. 168
    Matilda says:

    Only a million? You must be the most cheapskate lawyer in the business.

  169. 169
    TWAT WATCH says:

    And todays winners are ………………….

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    Absolutely barking says:

    Good grief, is Frances Crook a real person or someone’s fictional parody of a bleeding heart leftie? Some of the things she’s said are so lunatic as to sound satirical. She’s said in the past that all women’s prisons should be shut and women criminals should never be imprisoned. I had to read it twice to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood it but no, she was clear: no woman should ever go to prison.

    And I’ve now seen her on the news saying whole life tariffs are wrong and that even the worst criminals should be given hope and a chance at redemption. That’s right. Frances Crook wants the likes of Rose West, Peter Sutcliffe, Ian Brady, Levi Bellfield, Mark Bridger and Ian Huntley, who between them ràped, tortured, mutilated and murdered women and children, to be given hope. Has anyone ever suggested to her that she spend some time chatting to Brady or West? Brady can tell her about his existential experience, and West can describe how she and Fred kept women, including their own daughters, in a cellar and sexually tortured and murdered them. I have a feeling Frances won’t be doing that any time soon.

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    The BBC are cunts says:

    You have to question her judgement….

  172. 172
    Knob Ed says:

    If you vote for me I pwomith to be weely tough on thoth nathty unionth.

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    Lard Pissclott of Shithull says:

    Three pies! That’ll do me.

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    Absolutely barking says:

    Let’s count down the minutes to Owen Jones tweeting his horror at Mark Bridger being attacked by another inmate. And no doubt, lots of prisoners charities will be lining up to demand compensation for this poor vulnerable child sex killer being harmed. You’d think bleeding hearts would be sufficiently happy that killer and pàedo Jon Venables has been freed yet again to go about exercising his human right to download child porn and kill, but it seems there can never be enough murderers and ràpists walking free to satisfy their demented far left beliefs.

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    Steph Flounders says:

    You’d have a funny walk as well if you’d had Balls on top of you.

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    Tracey says:

    All I got was a chipolata. I was robbed.

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    Fugly old munter says:

    She must have a fetish for speech impediments…that’s all I can think of.

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    The BBC supporting Ed for PM says:

    Today Ed Miliband will re-establish his position as future Prime Minister by giving a speech showing that he intends to get tough with the unions(er but not just at the moment).

    We shall be covering this “historic” and game-changing event throughout the day on all our news channels.

  179. 179
    Black Country Tory says:

    Never mind about Fabricant! This Militwat relaunch complete load of bollocks. As a Tory voting union member I already “opt out” of my union levvy and this proposal changes nothing. People still will generally feel intimidated to pay it less they dont get favoured and militwant and TWatson know this. They r laughing at us all!
    What The tories need to do is get campaigning hard especially where I live. Otherwise we r gona have socialist fuckwit mps again and ed balls at the treasuries! Gooood nooooooooo please!!!!!!!!!

    The Tories nesd

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    Owen Jones says:

    Let’s not beat about the bush. Guido Fawkes is completely off his head.

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    SO he won a game of tennis ! says:

    Knighthoods are given out as headline grabbers for failing politicians nowadays
    If you want to give them out to sports people , then someone like Joe Kalzaghi
    should already have one , whole career unbeaten , 4 or5 world titles and all he has is a CBE ?
    seems like if you win a bike race or a game of tennis , then you can have a knighthood
    I hear we will have a Sir David Beckham in the new years honours list
    what next a “Sir Wayne Rooney?”

  183. 183

    Give him my phone number , was that photo taken in “Hampton Wick ?”

  184. 184
    Owen Jones says:

    The Peoples Assembly and me.

    We eat from the bullshit spoon.

  185. 185
    M102 says:

    Is 5w power rating okay for the resistors? :)

  186. 186

    H@rry must be on today.

    Wonder when he will crawl out of his pit?

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    Dan Hodges says:

    The utter drivel spouted by Owen Jones on daytime TV makes me want to get a cock transplant.

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    Watcher says:

    That would be the new EU Pravda News Agency, set up at a cost of many millions, talking would it? (see The Times£)

  190. 190

    Lawyers on strike in Italy today.

    There must be a word for it.

  191. 191
    Watcher says:

    Silly comment ref the Raspberry reveals you to be a loon.

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    Pentangelis says:

    Come to think of it, where is Guido?

  193. 193
    Mornington Strada says:

    Go on…

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    Owens bang on this one. Every right to be angry. Simon should have said National Socialists.

  195. 195
    GORDON poo poo BROWN says:

    What happened to the MP’s pay rise vote last week ?
    Is there a news black out ?

  196. 196
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    PROUD BRITAIN: Economy ‘just peachy now’ thanks to Andy Murray, the royal baby, sales of Union Jack bunting and the demise of Owen Jones tweets.

  197. 197

    Mornin’ mezzaluna!

  198. 198
    JH4885322774256 says:

    ooh lucky them.

    Twatson sitting there gabbling away like an embarrassing uncle trying to be ‘in’ with his 17 year old nephew’s mates, desperately trying to convince them – and himself – that he is still in touch with his youth.

    Just fuck off you corpulent arsehole.

  199. 199
    Anonymous says:

    As opposed to ‘ejecatid unda labia’?

  200. 200
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    Anything can happen in Londonistan probably ex public schoolboys as well

  201. 201
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    You see their mummies and daddies left them to their own devices so they resorted to playing with their oldest friend and when they got older they actually found some friends in the dorm and they introduced their oldest friends to each other

  202. 202
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    No, stop messing about

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    Disco Biscuit says:

    “Didn’t spot it”? It’s not like he can blame the cold weather…

  204. 204
    total, totally, total says:

    I thought Mr Brown was on a ‘zero hours contract’ how dare he expect a pay rise.

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