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Firms fined $350,000 after yogurt sting uncovers review rigging

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Re: Does anyone want to believe (online reviews)

There's a number of factors I take into account when reading an online review:

1. How many reviews has the author written?

2. What type of username does the author use.

3. Is the author American?

So if you have a low number or this is the only review; have a username of xxxdsfskfjdsh123; and/or are an entitled American who does not know how to behave in a civilised society, then I'm going to ignore the review.

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Great Britain rebuilt - in Minecraft: Intern reveals 22-BEEELLION block map

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hmmmm, off to do the same thing the the OSi data set...

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Phil Collins' daughter 'will give you A VIRUS' – security bods

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Re: Personally if i was spreading a virus

I heard that the sequels have been cancelled because the first film did so poorly...

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THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

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Re: But is it kosher ?

Honey doesn't come from a bees arse.

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iPhone 5S: Apple, you're BORING us to DEATH (And you too, Samsung)

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Re: Should have called it iPhone5TDS

The Onion hit it on the head:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/apple-unveils-panicked-ideafree-man-at-launch-even,33814/

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Have you tried turning it off and on again - oh, you did: IT Crowd RETURNS

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Friday night telly!!!

Same night that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D debuts on C4 too...

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BBC releases MYSTERY RIDDLE poster for Doctor Who anniversary episode

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Re: Old who

They are doing it stateside- one series per Doctor

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Re: The science behind Doctor Who?

As stupid as it was, I loved spitfires in space.

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Torvalds suggests poison and sabotage for ARM SoC designers

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Re: Never realized the Reg was so butt hurt.

Also, if your company appoints an accountant to the board- run before you are nickle and dimed to death

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

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Re: Affordability my arse

I was expecting "cheap looking" and I wasn't disappointed

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Also in the news...

Hedge Funds who hoped to make a killing by short-selling Nokia have been heavily hit. Figures are indicating that they've probably lost in the region of $640m with Discovery Capital Management LLC being the biggest casualty.

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Behind the candelabra: Power cut sends Britain’s boxes back to the '70s

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I want to know why these devices need to know the time in the first place??? Okay, I am aware that my oven can be set to come on at a particular time but I've never used that function and don't know anyone that does. My slow cooker has a better idea- you can tell it to come on x number of hours and minutes from now- no need for it to know the time AND be changed twice a year then the clocks go back/forwards.

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Hey, Bill Gates! We've found 14 IT HOTSHOTS to be the next Steve Ballmer

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Re: Just for the hell of it...

Jony Ives!

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BALLMER TO RETIRE FROM MICROSOFT

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Interesting...

...today being National Potato Day and all that. There has to be a connection

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Oz sawbones extract fork from old boy's todger: Gents, start your wincing

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fork in hell...

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AREA 51 - THE TRUTH by the CIA: Official dossier blows lid off US secrets

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Re: English Electric Lightning ????

I heard it was a Vulcan...

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Guinness: Have a quick bonk over the bar and receive FREE BEER

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Re: Bugger Guinness

or even better- Oul Dubh

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Re: good things come to those who wait

@Loyal Commenter- yep, I live in Dublin- you might want to read my previous post regarding craft beer in Ireland.

But Guinness hasn't been an Irish company for many years (some would say that it was never an Irish company in the first place). And now they are owned by Diageo, they've no claim to Irishness.

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Re: good things come to those who wait

Even here in Ireland (the home of Guinness*) there are much better stouts and porters. Try O'Hara's Leann Follain, Dungarvan's Blackrock stout, Trouble Brewing's Dark Arts, 8 Degrees Knockmealdown Porter. And Hooker Brewery are releasing their Napoleon Stout nationwide.

*Guinness marketing hype. Everyone in the industry knows that they are a UK company.

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Sammy had Sweet Fanny Adams to do with Swiss Fanny madam's blast

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So...

instead of the nice payout she was expecting, she's now the poster child for "don't buy counterfeit goods". Along with the electric chinese gentleman.

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Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine

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Re: Does anyone know

once, while stateside, a nice cop let me sit in the back of his black and white and order. For some unknown reason you can only order at drive-thru's after a certain time.

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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

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An idea...

Why can't the bigger artists (read- those with control over their music) start their own service? Pay "fairer" rates to encourage others to sign up with them and generally take control of the whole situation. Instead of just whinging about something someone else did.

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Five bods wrongly cuffed thanks to bungled comms snooping in UK

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Oh dear...

This will wind up the "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" brigade

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Ground control? My space helmet is FILLING WITH WATER!

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Re: Clearly a Radiohead fan

That'll teach him to try and trump Cmdr Hadfield's Space Oddity...

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Worldwide smartwatch shipments predicted to top 5 million next year

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So....

I'm guessing they've finally heard the rumours about the iWatch and want to be seen as the "market influencers" and "market predictors". The problem with this is no one ever really calls them on it when they are wrong.

Maybe El Reg should add the disclaimer "and remember, these people also predicted the 5m rise of the smart watch" to any future PR from them.

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Gadgets are NOT the perfect gift for REAL men

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The strange thing is a Dutch Oven and a slow cooker are essentially the same thing.

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Bang on...

My wife needed a new printer. So I got her one for her birthday. Was not well received...

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El Reg encounters mObi: R2-D2 for retailers

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Surely a decent POS system should alert when stock on shelf gets low- "60 boxes of cornflakes sold in last half hour- Send ZittoTron to check volume on shelf"

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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So...

The MacBooks are now just as crap to connecting to wifi as their iDevice stable-mates...

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German Kim Jong-un lookalike spaffed official Nork pics over Instagram

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Re: An explanation?

"I don't think Charlie Chaplin was a big fan of Adolf Hitler:"

Though the reverse was true.

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Snowden: 'Hey, Assange, any more room on Ecuador's sofa?'

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Tip to future whistleblowers...

Go to Ecuador first, THEN blow the whistle.

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Girls, beer and C++: How to choose the right Comp-Sci degree for you

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Re: Tedium.

Same thing happened to me. I signed up for a course looking forward to lots of programming only to find I was also required to do Business Studies (yawn) and ancient database techniques. And correcting the guy who was teaching us DBase.

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Re: I'm sure there were two girls on my degree course

There was one on mine. She was a muslim girl and she got pulled from the course when her parents "found out" that she had been talking to non-muslim boys.

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KEEP CALM and Carry On: PRISM itself is not a big deal

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Re: The scary thing...

Is anyone really surprised? There was a reason why there's an ex-CIA and an ex-DARPA on the board of Facebook.

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Reg readers tumesce as they get their tongues round 'podule'

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I first heard it...

...in the little remembered film The Morons From Outer Space

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Jack Vance: Science fiction’s master of magic, mischief and sex

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RIP

As a serious sci-fi geek as a kid I knew I must have read something of his. So a quick check of the library turns up the 4 Dying Earth books (with Cugel). I still remember the execution scene where the condemned man is put into a box which then slowly shrinks.

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Amazon yoinks Dora and SpongeBob from Netflix for MEELLLIONS

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Huzzah!

F*cking SpongeBob gone!!! The missus is going to be over the moon when I tell her.

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Nintendo throws flaming legal barrel at YouTubing fans

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The stupid thing is...

Nintendo can quite easily make walkthroughs themselves and market them as 'official' on their YouTube channel and take the revenue without having to piss off their customer base. They also have the advantage of being able to show where the hidden stuff/Easter eggs are.

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Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival

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Strange...

I was sure Pakistan would have gone for the Indian IRNASS system...

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I said ‘no’ to a million-pound Tech City empire

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Seems an obvious use for it.

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Honey, I BLEW UP the International SPACE STATION - in full 3D

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I think she's just CGI

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Oracle and SAP are Big Software, but for how long?

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Re: SAP - the sooner RIP the better

A company that we deal with used to turn around our orders within 5 working days. Now it takes them a minimum of 6 weeks. When we rang to ask why the big delays now, their reply was "We got SAP installed..."

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Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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Solution.

Get a research team to find out where the best place is in the US for vocal cord transplants. And then move there.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity ends in Kazakhstan

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Welcome home Commander.

This guy is personally responsible for getting people interested in space again. A hero. And the inspiration for my next 'tache come this Movember.

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PERIL in ORBIT: ISS leak plugged in FIVE-HOUR spacewalk

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Re: Also...

The best thing about the whole operation was you could watch it all live (I did) on the NASA stream. It was strangely compelling- jobs that we would take for granted (like unscrewing bolts) took on a completely different difficulty.

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Also...

http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo

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Ancient thumb-driven whirly-wheel smartmobe UI ported to Android

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Re: cool software bro

The thumbwheel on the P910 was great- you could also move it back and forward and click.

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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They missed "Impatient Bastard"

I'll usually order a CD online and then fire up bitTorrent and download it. I know I could probably use a service like iTunes for more instant gratification, but I do prefer having a physical backup of my property.

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The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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Re: What about Chris Morris!!

Oh look, Richmond's still alive.

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Builder-in-a-hole outrage sparks Special Projects Bureau safety probe

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Re: That well

"What's the 2 metres of liquid in the bottom then? Please enlighten me."

Tinto Verano?

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