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1216 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Stuck in a dull conference? You need Verity's survival guide

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Re: buzzy buzzwords

the new bs- used like 'this is a rich seam of information that needs to be data mined at all costs..."

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Re: The clever attendee.....

nip into the bar where you can often find the speakers indulging in a bit of dutch courage before going to give their talk. Engage them one-on-one about the topic, get all the info you want out of them. And finish with a 'don't worry about the talk, judging by what you've told me, you know the whole thing inside out.' He gets the encouragement he needed, you get all the info required to bullshit your boss the next day.

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Re: Can I suggest..

remember when we used to call the 'cloud' the 'internet'...

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UK milk wastage = 20,000 cars = actually completely unimportant

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Re: Soapbox time.

I would not feel too bad about partaking in that meal as the money you had spent with the father ensured the survival of the whole family.

Contrast that with the story my mother told me of growing up in rural Ireland in the 40s, in a large family. Everyone used to dread the priest turning up because he always did so for Sunday dinner and got the best of the food and usually seconds too. After he left, the children got to eat whatever was left.

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Vote now for the worst movie NEVER made

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Re: Would like to see...

"You mean it does email, internet and shits in Kyles mouth? This is the best thing ever!"

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Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship pre-IPO

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Re: Really?

The primary purpose of every government is to privatise profit and socialise debt.

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Sony blames record $5.7bn loss on everything but Sony

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Re: "poor consumer appetite for shiny gear"

Indeed. There's a ban on Sony kit in my office because of their "after sales support". And I've just upgraded my Xperia Mini Pro to a Samsung Galaxy S2. It was only because Ericsson was still involved that made me get the Xperia in the first place. Now there's no Ericsson, there's no way I'm buying.

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Ape Apps help Orangutans talk to people

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But...

...they still haven't scored 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds

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VW STUNS WORLD+DOG WITH REAL HOVER-CAR!

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Germans hail Vulture 1 spaceplane

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Re: Erm...

me for sure

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Apple blocking Dropbox SDK over in-app buying

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Re: Children

my thoughts exactly- Apple are butthurt because iCloud hasn't had the same level of popularity of Dropbox.

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Skype slurping software threatens IP exposure

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It didn't really occur to me that people were doing Skype-to-non-Skype calling. I think the last time I check, the standard tarriff on my mobile was just as good as Skypes prices.

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Question...

Does anyone know who Marius Milner is working for these days?

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RIM shares take a bath after uninspiring BlackBerry 10 unwrap

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There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...

So there's RIM, Nokia and Ericsson has just left the building.

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Mystery as Google offloads SketchUp 3D drawing tool

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"Your prize is a free signup to Google+"

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Re: Free... yes, the basic version.

Believe me, Trimble know how to charge- $500 will seem like the greatest bargain ever as soon as the Trimble Beancounters finish their job.

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Moon at annual perigee this weekend

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Any news...

on increased werewolf activity???

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Groupon appoints ace financial duo to its board

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Re: Hey...what a concept!

the caveat would be- "but don't put them on the board of directors unless you are prepared to suffer death by beancounter."

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Hint's of...

...rats leaving the sinking ship and a couple of asset strippers brought in to enrich the top level guys before the whole thing goes bang.

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Europe seals air passenger name-swap deal with US

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Re: And....?

I think the gist of this article is that the EU will get PNR on amercian passengers which they can hold for 5 years (though half the time that US Homeland Security can hold the same data on EU passengers)

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MIT boffins play BUILDING-SIZED Tetris

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Re: Prior art

I've even seen the Tetris one done before.

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Re: How about...

yep- I was thinking of some form of shunt or switch.

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How about...

Severing the spinal cord at the neck, rendering them quadriplegic. And then leaving them to the families to care for them.

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EU-US name-swap deal actually gives passengers MORE privacy

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Unsure...

Does this mean that the US will finally start giving the EU PNR for American passengers?

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'Attitudes to robot sex will change'

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Re: Long time coming

which was parodied in a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror- Pierce Brosnan provided the voice.

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Irish national telco gets 100 days to escape €4bn debt hell

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Here's an idea...

How about having a response time of less than 5 weeks (say 5 days) when people order new phone and broadband lines. That way you can start billing them 4 weeks sooner.

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Dad sues Apple for pushing cash-draining 'free' games at kids

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Re: Kids own iPad

Same as my 10 year old. Everytime she wants to add a new app to her iPod, she has to ask me to type in my iTunes password. This also allows me to see if the app is suitable for her age, and in one case stopped her from getting scammed on an in-app purchase.

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Re: Meet the Fuckers?

I've always liked Gobblers Knob in PA- Home of Punxatawny Phil of Groundhog Day fame.

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Global chocolate crisis looms

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Re: Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!

I remember trying Hersheys for the first time when I was in the states. I bought it back to the shop and told them it was stale. When they told me it supposed to taste like that, I said 'Really??? And people eat this???"

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Re: NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

not a fan of swiss chocolate (it's always over-creamed). Belgium and French chocolate is the best.

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Moody's downgrades Nokia to near-junk status

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I'm reminded of Psion getting into bed with Motorola- That relationship effectively killed Psion.

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Re: Nokia will come good

I think Nokia started making a mess of things (read Symbian) before they acquired it.

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Re: wow in other news the sky is blue

but who rates the rating agencies?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? applies...

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Google fined for stalling Street View cars' Wi-Fi slurp probe

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Re: No wonder

Exactly what I was thinking- 'Oooh $25,000. That will put a huge dent in the dividend payout this year. Google will think twice about doing that again in the future.'

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HP Labs chief Prith Banerjee departs

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[Dalek enters room]

Wife: How's Mr Banerjee?

Dalek: HE'S NOT FEELING TOO WELL.

Wife: Oh why?

Dalek: BECAUSE I EXTERMINATED HIM.

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Google shows off Project Glass augmented reality specs

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Exactly what I was waiting for too. Also when the subway service was suspended the HUD should have displayed 'WALK YOU LAZY BASTARD".

Finally, at the end when he says 'want to see something cool?', I was really hoping that he was going to throw himself off of the roof of the building and the last shot would be the rapidly approaching ground.

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Shareholder flings class action lawsuit at Groupon

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Re: hahahahaah!

Money parted from fool. Now fool wants money back.

I'm guessing he's heard about some Facebook stock coming up for options...

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Re: Didn't they read the bit about...

>only speculate money that you can afford to loose

as opposed to "only speculate money that you can afford to tighten"???

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iPad app that lets mute kids speak menaced by patent lawsuit

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Re: Toys out of the pram...

No, I understand the concept very well. However, being a developer myself I can price the cost of development for an App. If someone spent months writing that App they are either not a good programmer or are very new to Objective C. I doubt the requirement catalog for the App even ran to one page.

And for what it's worth, there are similar apps in the store for $10-$30.

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Toys out of the pram...

Looks like the first party has been selling at over inflated prices for years and wants to continue doing so for many years to come.

However, $299 for a point and speech interface is taking the mickey too...

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Home Sec: Web snoop law will snare PAEDOS, TERRORISTS

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'you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide'...

I challenged the last person who said this to me to hand over their ATM PIN, CVV2 code and passwords to their social media accounts.

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Re: This is insane.

More importantly, what's to stop the paedophiles working in the government and GCHQ from accessing the emails and web traffic of innocent children???

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hmmmm...

"Only suspected terrorists, paedophiles or serious criminals will be investigated," said the Home Secretary.

So their out is, everyone will be a suspected terrorist, paedophile or serious criminal. Until proven otherwise.

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Busted in the US? 'Drop your trousers, sir'

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Re: What /is/ it with the US and nudity ?

and yet the US is the biggest consumer of hentai and shißer porn outside of their respective countries (Japan and Germany).

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Re: He didn't do drugs

I love the word SCOTUS, it's just one letter off of SCROTUS. Which is how I always read it.

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Re: Dear Land Of Liberty...

Likewise- I haven't set foot in the US since March 2000. But since then I've had some fantastic holidays in BC. Good food, good beer, great people.

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Groupon bungles figures, slides $65m into the red

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Better still...

Microsoft/Nokia are currently trumpeting its App Store on TV. And what's the only App shown on the advert? The Groupon one.

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Re: Massively dodgy.

I make a note of any restaurant that pop-up on Groupon, it's usually a sign that the eatery is on its last legs and should be avoided at all costs.

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The best April 1 gags … or were they?

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I liked...

AdBlock turning all the blocked frames into cat pictures.

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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

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Re: Nice try...

No, that one's true.

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