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Yes, Prime Minister to return after 24 years

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Re: Que?

yep, one of the deadbeat channels. Didn't Red Dwarf go there to die too???

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Re: Late entry ... Just saw it three days ago: Spielberg's "War Horse".

It's better to think of it as 'The Curse Of The War Horse'. Anyone (other than the original owner) who spent any amount of time with the horse died.

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Re: so bad this one is BRILLIANT

I loved Black Sheep, it's hilarious (sometimes intentionally so).

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Re: Zoolander?

Agreed, I should hate this film but I find myself watching it every time it's on.

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A Thousand Words...

Looks like this poll could be a bit premature. Critics are saying that Eddie Murphy's latest shitfest 'A Thousand Words' is the worst film ever made and looks set to sweep the Razzies this Sunday.

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Quitting your job? Here's how not to do it

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Re: Bah!

I think he meant "bone us"- You know, the usual way IT is treated when there's pots of cash being doled out to all the wrong people.

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With this ring, I thee frag

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No, that's a perfectly valid use of the word 'repair' . Perhaps a little archaic.

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Chinese to burn iPads in upcoming celebrations

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Wow

That is really one screwed up origin story.

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Angry Birds Space flings 10 MILLION downloads in 3 days

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Re: I don't like it much

I found it quite easy. I downloaded it last Thursday and a day later I'd finished all levels at 3 stars each. Now the app's asking for another 99c to load in another stage.

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BOFH: Dawn raid on Fort BOFH

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and a 56k modem (sans power supply). And an original iPaq.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Napoleon Dynamite

God, what a turgid piece of crap.

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Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

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Re: Progress :-(

The Bluetooth Revo ran for a decent amount of time on a full charge. However, the colour 5MX ran for just under an hour on a pair of AAs (both prototype units though).

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LOHAN's fantastical flying truss menaces kiddies

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Your favourite car...

Was the village idiot called Dave??? Because I think he's working in our company now.

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Lawyers of Mordor retreat from The Hobbit

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Re: $100?

But that would bind them...

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Thankfully...

...Gollum's Precious (a small boutique jewellery shop) in Dun Laoghaire (a suburb of Dublin) went out of business last year.

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Groupon monstered in OFT complaints probe

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They also need to add...

"when someone unsubscribes from you service- stop sending them further emails"

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

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Re: Pearl Harbor Sucked...

I think the song in Team America nailed just how much it sucked.

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Re: Oh, if we're looking for worst films ever

I watched The Crappening on TV a couple of weeks ago. I wish I hadn't. I put M Shyte Nyalaman in the same box of one-hit wonders which includes George Lucas and the Wackovski Brothers.

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UPDATE: GAGA team hunts down grass-smoking ROBOT

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Re: A laser eye???

it's cheaper than getting an IMU, which would be the logical solution ;)

I just checked with the OS, they have a GNSS station in Inverness so you should be able to get a feed from there. However you need something a little beefier than DGPS (like MAX).

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A laser eye???

Put a rotating laser on the top of the lawnmower and (at least) 3 prisms in strategic places and then triangulate of them.

Otherwise, stick a total station in 'track' mode, whack a 360 degree prism on the top of the lawnmower and have the local station continually relay the position back to the lawnmower.

Of course, neither of these solutions are any use on undulating terrain.

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Just like a real computer: Android gets Android IDE

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"your correspondent developed commercial software on a ... Psion MC400"

You have my sympathies. The OPL on the MC400 was a cut down version that didn't do justive to its former glory.

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Facebook's viral activism is really good... for admen

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Old news...

When the whole 'Kony' thing started I was thinking 'hang on- wasn't this news 10 years ago?"

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World's Raspberry Pi supply jammed in factory blunder

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Re: Scandal

ah, one of Barker and Milligan's finest moments

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Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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Re: theerty feeve meellion

I remember the old Not The Nine A Clock News sketch- 'Police today seized 10lbs of heroin estimated at £250,000. Which shows that the police pay 10 times more for drugs than the rest of us"

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I like apples.

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Indeed, a good Cox's Orange Pippin or a Braeburn for me.

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Global warming COULD SHRINK THE HUMAN RACE

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Short humans? I'm reminded of the Itorloo in Raymond Z. Gallun's Seeds of the Dusk

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Schmidt's $1.45bn Google stock sale compelled by adultery?

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Re: Cool...

oh no, I got a down vote. I didn't realise that Rick Santorum read The Register.

Also, does anyone else remember when 'Monogamish' was a song by the Muppets?

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Cool...

...El Reg linked a Dan Savage site.

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Astrolabe backs off, timezone database safe

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Re: LOL Commiez

Mi tambien

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Cameras roll on 'blockbuster' new Who series

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Re: "some familiar foes as you've never seen them before"

Cool, Pakistani Daleks....

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Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

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Really?!?!?

"software blueprints"????

Surely you mean"source code".

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Two UK airports scrap IRIS eye-scanners

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The new Facial Recognition system is no better...

Went through Heathrow last night with my family and there was a major delay at the new facial recognition system. It took ages to capture and process the pictures and when it did, it got the results wrong- It recognised my wife as my 5 year old daughter and visa versa. Now why the original images where not attached to the boarding card, I don't know. Each card was scanned and then the picture taken. What the system should have done was match the 'front' and 'back' end pictures and returned a matching percentage, rather than searching through the database of all pictures taken and trying to find a match.

Still we had a great laugh about it with the immigration officer.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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His laidback, languid delivery plus his cigarette reminded me of a 70s era Dave Allen.

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Looks like the daughter got a new laptop and is posting on The Reg now.

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Groupon loses $42.7m in Q4, shares tumble

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Errr...

"Despite the missed target, Groupon is predicted to make a profit of between $15m and $35m in the first quarter of 2012."

Predicted probably by the same analysts who got the last prediction wrong...

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Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast

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So you are saying that the downside of this is a return of jobs to the UK??? Oh no!!!

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Facebook IPO: Boom or bubble?

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Well, they did go seriously downhill right about Zooropa

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The writing is on the wall...

My 10 year old daughter described someone yesterday as being 'so lame, she has a Facebook page'.

Zuck better sell those shares of his sooner rather than later...

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TripAdvisor: OK, not all our reviews are trustworthy or real

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A better idea...

Have reviewers leave contact details (verified the same way Google Business verifies real data) and make them aware that these details can be released to (authenticated) businesses that they have reviewed. Those that agree to this can have a 'Trust' icon placed next to their reviews.

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Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

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No, not original. I played a game in the early 80s that pretty much used the same dynamics as Angry Birds- Only you had to hand input your direction and speed.

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Polish lawmakers don Guy Fawkes masks to protest ACTA

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But....

"paper replicas of the Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by both Anoymous hacktivists and the Occupy movement"

but no mention of Alan Moore's/David Lloyd's 'V for Vendetta'???

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Man vanquishes robot cop in hand-to-hand combat

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I think the correct phrase should be "mano-a-garra" (hand to claw)

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'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other

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One girl threw up her own pelvis bone.

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hmmmm...

Sounds suspiciously like Jenkem all over again.

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It's official: Google is the happiest place in the USA

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Nah, they'd get Mossad to do it in Israel

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Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW

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In fairness, that jar of piss did go onto playing one of the leads in 30 Rock.

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Google to join Wednesday's anti-SOPA protest

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Google cache- The anti-anti-SOPA browser's friend...

If Google wanted to do something they should consider switching off caching, which I've been using to circumvent the anti-SOPA pages all morning.

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Cops get 3D laser scanners for motorway crash sites

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Now if I could persuade the Irish plod to do the same thing I'd be a happy camper (I sell 3d scanners)

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Solicitors from hell website unplugged by libel judge

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"if every person he represented that was facing a death penalty did indeed loose"

What, they got loose- So everyone that person represented managed to escape from prison??? I don't think you can blame the lawyer for that, just the prison service.

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Chinese confirm Beidou satnav system is operational

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And strangely enough- COMPASS will be its commercial name.

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