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

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Re: Woah there

You do know that PETA stands for People Euthanizing and Terminating Animals don't you?

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Excess all areas

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Hmmmm....

I wonder what the fear of PowerPoint presentations is? Exousiastigmiphobia?

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Israeli activists tell Hawking to yank his Intel chips over Palestine

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Re: Let's get it right

If you think about it, Israel bombing Syria was an anti-Semitic act...

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Re: Israel's naked selfishness is gross to behold

"But don't let semantics get in the way..."

yes, be anti-semantic

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Re: I am also not finding the Intel connection

"I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet."

I find this attitude deeply disgusting. What next, they'll find out that some components in his wheelchair were also made in Israel, and they'll demand the good professor be tipped out of it.

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Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

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But remember...

New Coke did allow Coke Cola to change the recipe for the classic Coke by replacing the sweetener with the cheaper High Fructose Corn Syrup. They would not have been able to do that because people would be able to easily do taste comparisons if the New Coke buffer zone was not in place.

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Ray Harryhausen, king of stop motion, takes final voyage

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RIP

The 'jerkiness' of his stop-motion creatures always added to the eldritch and other-worldy feel of his work; This is sadly lacking from todays smooth CGI work

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We've done it - we've gone and made LONG-LIFE BEER

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Re: I will never understand...

Ah, Blue Moon, a beer that Molson Coors pass off as "craft"

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Suspected Chinese NASA spy smuggled smut not state secrets

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Re: Last line

"Water? Like from the toilets?"

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App gap flap: New York's e-cabbies FOILED AGAIN

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Hailo, is it me you're looking for...

None of the Hailo drivers have copped on to why I call them Master Chief.

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack enters the final furlong

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Well done mate

If your bar owner had a PayPal account I've send over a couple of beers (as long as you promise not to order Cruzcampo)

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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TI99/4a version...

I did a version for the TI99/4a; I think I had more fun writing the code rather than playing the game.

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US Ambassador plays Game of Thrones with pirates

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Big Media needs to examine their marketing methods...

In the UK GoT is only available on Sky Atlantic, which is a subscription channel only available to those who have signed up to Sky. Many people do not have (or want) this channel, so the only legal method for them to watch the series is to buy the box sets which come out long after the season ends. Or buy it on iTunes episode-by-episode for a lot more than the cost of the box set.

So in these days of immediate gratification, it means that people are going to use alternative methods to watch it. Which means illegal downloading.

The only way around this is to make it available through more widely accessible channels (BBC, Channel 4 etc) or stream it for a reasonable price.

Finally, if I buy the series via iTunes and then download it via a torrent in order to have it on physical media, does that still count as piracy?

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Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

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Re: I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices

Kids today. When I was a starving student I lived on Smash and Oxo cubes.

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Re: Ramen

Everybody Loves Ramon

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Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Donations...

Right now Lester is only £68 off of a grand in donations...

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Why next iPhone screen could be made of SAPPHIRE - and a steal...

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Re: Have a gorilla...

Neddle naddle noo!

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But remember...

I hope the manufacturers remember that trans-uranic heavy elements may not be used...

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Research explodes myth that older programmers are obsolete

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Indeed, every mistake is a lesson learned. I've often thought that wisdom is just the ability to meditate on a lifetime of SNAFUs.

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Want to know what CIA spooks really think of spy movies and books?

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Re: Reminds me of...

I think the Flashdance critique was done in the Full Monty

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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Wait...

That can't be the internet. There's no sign of any porn anywhere...

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Re: Last all week?

Not a problem if you bring it to the boil for a couple of minutes on a daily basis (or more regularly in warmer climes, which Spain does not appear to be right now)

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Fanbois vs fandroids: Punters display 'tribal loyalty'

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Analysists...

These are the same people who continue to fail to predict profit forecasts and are always the reason for headlines that read "Share Prices In Globocorp Fall After Profits Fail To Reach Expectations"

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

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Re: "an experiment in education of pirates"

Minecraft is proof that game-play is the prime factor in order for a game to succeed. Hi-res graphics; surround-sound; etc are all secondary to game-play. Home computer games in the 80s proved this.

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Re: gamers and pirates

and wax cylinders...

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The reason a lot of people are rich is because they don't pay for anything...

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Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Re: Time to go foraging?

scored a large amount of wild garlic yesterday

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go to the website and check out the section entitled "Why £1". It's not supposed to equal £1 in Africa, it's supposed to equal the same value foodwise

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Re: Do they not have street markets over in Spain?

They do- they are called mercadillos- great for fresh fruit and veg.

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Re: Dozen eggs for a euro?

I have two chickens, and I worked out that after feed, bedding and sundries, I am paying just over 30c for a dozen eggs.

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Good luck Lester...

In a slightly similar vein, I'm actually calculating exactly how much I spend on food a week. It looks like I'm going to blow through €6 before the end of the day (and that's after cutting down on extravagances like shop-bought sandwiches)

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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

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Re: Excuse me

No need- the way I can see to safeguard yourself against this is to create a gallery of all your online images and make sure they are tagged (by EXIF and captions) and accessible to image matching sites like TinEye. Then if someone uses your imagery without your permission claiming it was an 'orphan work', you can prove that they did not perform a "diligent search".

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Cat ladies turned brand-squatters poke fun at religious right

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not really- I'm thinking of investing in a bow in order to keep the furry feckers away from my chickens.

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Ten ancestors of the netbook

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Can't find your motor? Apple patents solve car park conundrums

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Re: Wouldnt it be simpler

Difficult to do when there aren't any visible satellites due to you being inside a structure

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Reg hack to starve on £1 a day for science

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Re: Forage.

Wild garlic is going mad right now if you know where to look for it.

Here's a great resource: http://wildandslow.com/food-templates/

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Ginni blasts 'slow' IBM staff after poor Q1 results

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So much for...

...the buck stops here.

There's no use crying over spilt milk, if she wasn't able to spot this earlier then she really needs to step down.

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Indian IT consultant becomes idol to legions of football fans

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Also

I don't think Robin Van Persie is his real name. He changed it from Thieving Van Penis.

Note to the confused: I'm channelling an old Dick Van Dyke joke here...

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Reddit: So very sorry for naming innocent man as Boston bomber

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Re: Call me sceptical if you will, but...

>In America, celebrity 'I'm sorry's are usually followed by 'God has forgiven me, so why can't you?'

The correct reply to this is "No, I haven't"

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Re: Call me sceptical if you will, but...

Unfortunately, in America, they really do believe that saying "sorry" is all that is required. How often have you heard the phrase "I've said I'm sorry; what more do you want?"

In order for an apology to be truly meaningful, there needs to be an understanding of the distress caused; a genuine feeling of regret for causing this distress; and a desire to never cause the same distress again in the future. Most apologies fail at least 2 out of 3 of these points (I'm looking at you public transport).

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Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers

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He was shaking hands...

...Grabnad Style.

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Apple beats revenue estimates but margins are falling

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Re: disagree

More interestingly- the drop in share price came after the decision to pay Dividends...

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

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One hit wonder?

Now, I wonder if there will be an equal drop in subscribers/revenue when Hemlock Grove debuts over here...

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Peak Apple: First 'profit slip' in a decade - and, boy, it's gonna be BIG

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Re: Duh

>Anyway, if my Co's shares 'tanked' to $400, I'd still be laughing all the way to the bank.

Not if you bought them at $700 you wouldn't.

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>"Only" 10 billion dollars in profit? Yup, that's a company that's really sliding down the toilet.

It is to a Wealth Management company who regularly deal in 100's of billions.

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Review: Disgo 8400G 7.9in Android tablet

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Disgo...

...where probably the first company to gain any success with USB drives. I think I have a 32mbyte somewhere around here.

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Report: Apple returned 8M shoddy iPhones to Foxconn

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Re: quality control?

My guess is it was something that surfaced when Apple tested beta loads of v6.2 of iOS.

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Review: NetAtmo Urban Weather Station

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Re: But, but, but...

Precisely. As someone who sails, I want to know how strong it is and where it's coming from.

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Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

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Re: Why not go get it?

If you read the website you'd see:

a: The location is a block of flats.

b: The insurance company has already paid out on the stolen items so it's their laptop now.

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Move over, Mythbusters: Was Archimedes an ancient STEVE JOBS?

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Re: Uh... No.

so, he was an ancient Thomas Edison then...

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