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Powered robot suits make debut on Tokyo streets

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The Fools!!!

Don't they know it's only a matter of time before they go haywire and force them to kick Bishop Brennan- UP THE ARSE!!!

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Music industry busts jukebox piracy scheme

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Something similar...

I was at a friends birthday party and she had a DJ. Rather than the old decks and vinyl, he played his tracks from a laptop. The quality of some of the songs (including "popping") clearly indicated that the tracks had been downloaded.

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Spooks' favourite IT firm tells Reg readers to grow up

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Okay...

we might need to grow up but Sutherland definitely needs to get his head out of his own arse. He and others of his ilk (I'm looking at you Etrugrul) should have details such as telephone numbers, addresses, email addresses, info about spouse/kids all posted on a publicly accessible database- let's see how they like it. And then use the "it's how the data is used" argument right back at them when they inevitably ask for the database to be taken down.

Sutherland cannot predict how our private data will be used in the future and/or by other depts and governments. Just as I cannot predict how his data would be used by the general public if made available as suggested.

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Irish ISP downed by DDoS

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Pffft....

Just manually set my DNS addresses to the old Indigo ones and I was up and running with minimal downtown.

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Cats mix baby 'cry' with purr to score dinner

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Wow...

For year's I've been misinterpreting that cry as meaning "arse-punt me over the back wall. Please.."

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Masked passwords must go

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Wah?

This has to be the most stupid suggestion I've ever seen. Password masking is so prevalent that any user that cannot handle it should be banned from using a computer altogether- Simply making sure that Windows prompts for a password at switch-on would be enough to weed out these sheep.

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Kate Moss kills Kills cuts

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Pint

Beer...

I need more beer.

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Recession will destroy 40,000 UK IT services jobs

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Huzzah!!!

4 year holiday. Celebrate!!!

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MySpace squeezes out two thirds of international staff

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Phew...

I thought it said "MySpace squeezes out two turds..."

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GPS-guided wreckers flatten wrong house

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WTF?

'Vernice Parham, who has lived on the street with two of her six sisters for more than 40 years, was home when the demolition began. “It hurt my heart,” she said. “I wasn’t raised up in it , but I was raised up near it,” Parham said. “I know we got a heavenly home. But we’ve got a Earthly home there.”'

Sounds like the house was right next to the local lunatic asylum...

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RIP Personal Computer World

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RIP PCW...

I still have a copy from 1989 knocking around here somewhere which carries a review of a Games Pack I wrote for the Psion Organiser II.

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Engineers are troublesome 'expert loners', says prof

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So...

Did the professor work alone or as part of a research group? My guess is "solo"- those guys don't like sharing credit- especially if there is a possibility of an award.

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David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

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Update-

Apparently he was found hanged.

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Boffins boil down witch-repelling brew

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The IT Angle...

does it work on Windows Vista???

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Hacker disrupts economy of annoying Twitter-based game

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Really???

"flaws in poorly-written code"??? On Twitter??? The irony...

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Microsoft uncloaks invisible XBox controller

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Sign me up for....

Grand Theft Auto: Pimphand.

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Dutch cat skinner publishes critics' personal details

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Here's the article from the Dutch paper NRC Handelsblad

http://www.nrc.nl/international/Features/article2243400.ece/Artist_publishes%20_hate_mail_received_after_killing_her_cat

"her most notorious project to date was 'My dearest cat Pinkeltje' in 2004: Tinkebell personally twisted her pet's neck and skinned it with her own hands to make it into a purse. "

As for where I stand on this whole debate- I think that the artist and those who are sending her hate mail are all arseholes.

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To put it into some perspective...

It's not like she waited for her "beloved" cat to die of natural causes. She wrung its neck with her own hands once she decided to make a handbag out of it.

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Chrome feels the need - the need for speed

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Hmmmmmm...

I wish it felt the need for correctly rendering updated websites.

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'Thieving' sperm whale caught on CCTV

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I'm not saying that this is old news...

...but the date stamp indicates that it is from 2006.

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Worldwide GPS may die in 2010, say US gov

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And..

Galileo won't be up in time either. Hopefully COMPASS might. Anyway, the way you get around this is use a GNSS receiver (GPS+GLONASS+Galileo+COMPASS).

And remember- GPS IS NOT SATNAV. Satnav uses GPS but so do many other applications.

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Hacked flight sim site in catastrophic crash and burn

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Ironically...

...the two servers were called North Tower and South Tower.

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Ireland's 'most romantic man' is complete w*nker

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What?

"With regret we have come to the decision that no prize will be awarded this year."

What about giving it to the runners-up??? I smell a rat- Maybe the magazine is so hard up that it concockted a way of getting out of rewarding the prize money.

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Unsafe at any speed: Memcpy() banished in Redmond

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Sheesh

Who does unchecked memcpys?

Oh yeah, Microsoft programmers...

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Viral web infection siphons ad dollars from Google

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Seriously...

Is anyone still using Adboe Reader??? I thought all the smart people had moved over to Foxit.

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Swedish couple demand right to name baby 'Q'

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Alternatively...

They could call the child John DeLancy

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Car-prang secretary bites off boss's todger

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Garpesque?

Type your comment here — plain text only, no HTML

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Google sued for 'stealing' Android name

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Okay

'Android' was my nickname in school in the early 80s. Who do I sue?

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Fired IT director admits $94k rampage on organ bank

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Ah nostalgia...

The first time I ever hacked a system (a VAX mainframe), I got caught because I returned to cover my tracks and the sys admins were waiting for me. Learnt a powerful lesson that day.

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BOFH: Spontaneous Legal Combustion

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Ahhhh....

The Bastard Lawyer from Hell

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Google Chocolate Factory patents Data Center Navy

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Piracy!!!

How soon before the Boys from Somalia start taking these over and then downloading all the MP3s for the international market.

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Koreans cook up glow-in-the-dark beagles

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So Korea...

...has developed a food source that can be eaten in the dark. Take that Restaurant Noir!

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Pig plague and Twitter: The terrifying truth

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Hysteria...

Front page headline last night on an Irish newspaper "PIG FLU TERROR REACHES IRELAND". Sheesh.

Just to put this into perspective- Ordinary flu kills 36,000 every year in the US alone.

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Pig plague 2.0: Can't spell 'pandemic' without 'panic'

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I remember...

The last time we had Swine Flu in Ireland it was called Blue Flu...

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GeoCities demolished

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Dear Facebook...

here's your future.

Signed

The Web 3.0

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Ireland scraps evoting in favour of 'stupid old pencils'

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Some corrections:

@Stan- regarding "Wonder if they will piggyback this one on another issue it 's impossible to vote "no" to as well?"- Sorry that's an uniquely american issue- Doesn't happen here in Ireland.

@RW- regarding "Never heard of the machines being at fault"- What about all that "hanging chad" crap we had to endure after the 2000 elections?

@Ponder Stebbins- "The only people that should take a hit is our Irish TDs, preferably between the eyes." Agreed. These are the bastards that refuse to give up their "long service bonuses" even though it was decided in the budget.

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Pirate Bay judge and pro-copyright lobbyist accused of bias

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Eck

That's a worse mangling of the Apocalypse Now quote than the popular but incorrect "I love the smell of napalm in the morning- it smells of victory"

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The McNealy and Schwartz Sun legacy

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So what happens to MySQL now???

Surely Oracle do not want a competing SQL platform as part of their portfolio.

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Symbian balances on an Atom

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WOW!!!

Symbian running on a NetBook- Who'd have thought such a thing!!!

Oh yeah- Psion...

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BOFH: Grand Theft Auto

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YES

Symantec and Lotus Notes!!!

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Subsidized netbook model could sweep away 20 years of PC history

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Jobs Horns

errr....

“We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk”

also

“We don’t know how to build a $500-plus computer that is not a piece of junk”

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Conficker suspect brought to book in Beavertown?

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And...

If you look on their web forum there's a lot of upper case cyrillic ranting from one Sara Beeovitch

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What's wrong with a Twitter degree?

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Here you go- fixed it for you

"Now if these new communications tools are popular - and Friends Reunited, Facebook and MySpace genuinely *were*..."

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Street View ghost spooks Cardiff medium

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Oh thank god...

...I thought Jade Goody had come back...

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Michigan man jailed for humping car wash vacuum

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Reminds me of the old joke...

About Sheepshagger Jones- "You rescue children from a burning school- Do they call you Jones the Hero? Do they hell. You raise hundreds of pounds for charity- Do they call you Jones the Good? Do they hell. But you shag one sheep and you've got a name for life..."

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Budvar beats Anheuser-Busch in latest Budweiser battle

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Huzzah

Good beer triumphs over shit beer.

From what I understand, any beer brewed in the town of Budvice has the right to call itself budweiser. And they have a brewing standard close to the Reinheitsgebot which the "piss syphoned directly from our very own Clydesdales" does not adhere to.

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Battlestar Galactica eyes 'technology run amok'

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Thumbs up here...

I enjoyed the entire series (baring the odd clunker episode- Black Market and Scar I'm looking at you). I think it's been the best SF since Farscape and I'll miss it. The finale may not have been A+ material but I think I'll give it a B+.

Anyway- Primeval's back on Saturday and I think I heard someone say that The Wire starts on BBC2 next week.

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BMW driver follows satnav to edge of cliff

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I think this is a brilliant idea...

we haven't had a good cull of the stupid for while now.

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Street View caught taking the piss - again

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According to yesterdays Independent...

...Google Streetview also offered up pictures of naked children playing in their back garden. Now I thought that ownership of such material constituted possession of child pornography.

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Google debuts JavaScript playground

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AWESOME

Awesome- means it only contains some awe. I think the term they are looking is "awe-full" which means it's full of awe.

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