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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

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It's happening here as well...

3 of my friends, who have had iPhones for years, all changed to the S4 rather than go for the iPhone 5.

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Under the microscope: The bug that caught PayPal with its pants down

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Hmmmm....

I wonder if this is why AT&T appear to have blocked traffic to/from PayPal???

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'North Korea Has Launched a Missile' tweet sent by mistake

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Slow typist???

"We had the Tweet ready and waiting"

Because it would be so difficult to have to write up to 140 characters on the spur of the moment...

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Foot-long slab too big? Microsoft 'has a 7-incher' to stroke

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Worse thing is...

...you know that a bunch of marketdroids sat around a table and convinced themselves that the reason that Windows 8/Surface Tabs weren't selling was because they didn't have a 7" form factor...

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StreetView spots possible roadside nookie down under

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Re: So Obviously

hey, what have you got against homosexual Australians?

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Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes

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"Let me guess - you're in America?"

Or in southern England...

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A fitting eulogy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOFvgiCyChA

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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No Psions?

The Series 3 and 5 should have been on the list, both beautiful pieces of miniature kit (with usable keyboards)

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German court says nein to Apple's slide-to-unlock patent

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Re: It shouldn't be patentable....

I've had it on my toilet door for a lot longer...

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Kissinger and tell: WikiLeaks scrapes 1.7m US diplomatic reports from the '70s

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hmmm....

This man is quickly becoming very irrelevant; I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't change his name to "Roger"

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New rules to end cries of 'WTF... a £10 online booking fee?'

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Re: TicketMaster "Ticketfast" Charges

I just stopped going to concerts unless I can buy tickets at the door. I refuse to give TicketBastard anymore of my money.

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How I nearly sold rocket windows to the crazy North Koreans

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Re: Germ warfare

also check out the Tuskagee Syphilis trials

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The healing hands of guru Dabbs

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Re: Similar effect

Actually, I don't think my power affects the computer at all- it just stops the user from doing the stupid thing they've been doing up to now and do it properly for once. Then you get the "oh, it's working now..."

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Nokia shutters Shanghai store as Chinese stay away in their billions

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Translation from BS to normal speech...

"Nokia is focusing on growing its presence in operator and third-party retail outlets, rather than through our own physical stores. We are, of course, also continuously beefing up our online presence."

Translation: "We fail"

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Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

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Thanks RyanAir...

There used to be a decent air service between Dublin and Cork- it was run by Aer Arran as a EU POS. Then Ryanair came in, edged them out and eventually decided not to service the route anymore. I think the same thing happened with Dublin to Kerry too.

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ROBOT COCKROACH SWARM unleashed in Sheffield lab

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So...

...am I the only guy that was hoping they'd swarm him and eat his face?

What? Only me?

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Tim Cook eats necessary crow, apologizes to China

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Re: 4月第一胡說

I think Ryanair use them too...

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WTF is... the Quantified Self?

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Re: re. Sebastiaan ter Burg

That was exactly my first thought too

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Experts agree: Your next car will be smarter than you

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Re: Do not want, and in fact this kind of thing is a fucking 'orrible idea.

Totally agree. I'd say this generation of cars are probably smarter than some of their drivers.

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Microsoft LOVES YOU: Free Wi-Fi on the British railways for a month

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Warning: Office 365 does not work on Leap Years.

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Experts doubt Anonymous Mossad spy outing claims are kosher

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Bias?

I would probably give the report a little more creedence if it wasn't coming from Tel Aviv...

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Stephen Fry explains… Alan Turing's amazing computer

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Re: God I'm getting sick of Fry

Well, things can only get better...

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That Osbo bloke - he's on your Twitters. 'What a c**k'

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Spellchecker???

Shouldn' t that be "c**t" not "c**k"

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Feds cuff ex-NASA boffin at airport amid state-secret leak scare

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Wouldn't happen in England...

I wasn't allowed access to GCHQ because of my Irish ancestry- despite the fact that my father used to work there many years ago...

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Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?

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really, how different is it from me making my own bows and fletching my own arrows?

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Agreed totally. In fact the "hobbyist" nature of building your own 3d printer reminds me of the same thing happening with people building their own plotters in the 80s.

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Celebrity conspiracy as Apple attacked over customer service

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Re: State-run CCTV

"In Communist China, TV watches you."

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BOFH: My HELPDESK HELL - lies, phones lines and statistics

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Huzzah...

Dabbsie AND BOFH on the same day!!! A great start to the Paddy's weekend.

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Touch screens and greasy mitts: All you need is glove

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Re: Oops!

I wouldn't be surprised if the porn industry haven't been pouring large amounts of dosh into the R&D...

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

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Re: What is so compelling?

"As far as I can see this is just another Android Phone."

In the same way that the iPhone 5 is just another iOS phone.

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Groupon deal spam slapped by Australian regulator

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My solution.

I gathered up as many groupon addresses as I could (especially personal ones) and then just bounced any email coming from a groupon address to that list.

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How UK gov's 'growth' measures are ALREADY killing the web

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Interesting...

"Associated Press, British Pathé, Getty Images, ITN, the Press Association and Thomson Reuters."

Where's the BBC??? Or the other side of the fence I guess...

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Re: Wot no Matrix?

Well, apart from the excellent Animatrix...

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Re: Have to agree with most of these, though Zardoz does look very daft.

I loved Moon, it had the faint touch of Solyaris about it...

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There's cling-ons on the starboard bow! Trekkies' wallets under attack

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Re: I want....

I want one that I can stick on the back of my hand...

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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Welcome to Stob...

You're new here aren't you?

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Google AXES another 1,200 employees from Motorola workforce

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It's karma...

Motorola screwed Psion, Google screws Motorola...

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BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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Re: What about gay porn? Women aren't being used there.. What about..

Governments worldwide banned common sense years ago. They found it got in the way of policy making, which, in turn, would have a detrimental effect on creating new and amusing taxes.

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Chaos Theory causes password entry pandemonium

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Somebody actually took the trouble to upvote this commment...

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Paid well I hope. It was one of the most hilarious articles I've read all week.

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BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

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Re: Anything that means cheaper venison

I'll quite happily take part in the cull and then gut/clean my kill; that should be enough to shut any vegetarian up...

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Re: Ah - the passage of time

I always thought it was a great pity that The Empire Strikes Back wasn't more available and that The Return of the Jedi was in raster not vector.

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Re: I spent ages playing Tempest...

Another vote for Tempest here. A fantastic game.

For abstract- how about I-Robot, also by Atari.

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Review: Toshiba Satellite U920T Ultrabook

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Re: Windows 8 - It should go away.

Maybe it will go away if we ignore it some more...

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Re: I seem to recall...

"On the other hand, though, why *SHOULD* bicyclists be exempt from paying for road maintenance."

I do pay for road maintenance- out of my taxes. You don't think the vehicle tax covers all the costs do you?

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Re: Facepalm...

by your logic (nearly) every living thing on the planet pollutes by producing CO2*. The only way to stop it is to remove oxygen from the atmosphere. This sounds like a start of idiot politicians wanting to introduce an "Air Tax"

*maybe we can give plants a tax break for reversing the process...

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Tesco: Every little (effort to kill Amazon, Spotify) helps

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Re: more Tesco digital stuff

I wouldn't even buy my groceries from Tesco's so there's no way I'm touching them for digital products.

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Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

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Missing the obvious:

"Where they would have been released straight to DVD, the opportunities for doing that have really declined."

No, the rapid access to market these days is to make it available on a OnDemand service, like LoveFilm or Netflix. The fact that he's doing this via Xbox Live would indicate that he already understands this but he has limited his audience to just Xbox owners.

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Texan contends iPod EXPLODED IN HER FACE

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Re: iTouch

I pony well my droogie.

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Groupon CEO Mason sent packing as shares continue to plummet

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Today's Groupon Offer...

CEO, 50% off.

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