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Google, Microsoft go head to head in Santa-tracking tech race

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today it considers it a "goodwill military outreach program."

Fair play to them and Merry Christmas everybody

(Just back from the obligatory office party)

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Samsung grabs 'World's biggest handset-maker' title off Nokia

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Typo alert...

The Finnish mobile firm *mist* now hand the crown to Samsung

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Swedish teens GO BERSERK in Instagram sex pic slut riot

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Funny...

I'm just back from Gotenborg with the children- I decided to take them there to visit the Christmas markets because my plan to take them to Belfast had to be dropped because of the Union Flag riots there...

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Re: No love for DogPile?

My thoughts precisely. While not a search engine in itself, it aggregated results from all the other popular engines which was more likely to throw up what you were looking for. I'm trying to remember the name of the tech-search engine it also referenced, which was the best for getting results for programming related enquiries...

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Forget about fondling that slab... within 2 years, it'll fondle YOU

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Here you go...

"Big Blue reckons that the future holds tiny sensors embedded in computers or mobes that will "smell" if you're coming."

Fixed it for you.

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North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Here's an idea...

what if it's a chimera- designed to take other satellites out. Then North Korea can just say 'whoops- sorry, the satellite entered an unstable orbit and accidentally took out a spook spy cam'.

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Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptists over Sandy Hook protests

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Probably...

...one of the first Anonymous actions that I actively approve of.

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Musos blast US copyright bods: 'ARTISTS MAKE LOUSY SLAVES!'

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Re: The Artist's themselves are kinda too blame...

True- there is always an exception to the rule (Billy Bragg also comes to mind). The downside is the 'artists with integrity' percentage is so low that it doesn't even feature as a blip on the record labels yearly profit forecasts.

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Re: Angered down in Anchorage

Certainly appears to be the mindset of the head guy at Pandora:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/17/pandora_fairness/

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Luxury

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The Artist's themselves are kinda too blame...

...it seems that most artists are only in the industry hoping that a record label will drive a huge dump truck full of money and tip it onto their front lawn.

And then there are the 'artists'; in which case it's the managers that are hoping a record label will drive a huge dump truck of money...

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'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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The Real Story here...

...is that some people are still using CorelDraw and Quark.

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

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ditto

Though never a Delphi programmer (a C/C++ programmer from the Turbo days) I just haven't bothered updating since XE1. I remember that they threw in RadPHP (or whatever it was called) for free- I looked at it once and never again.

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Australian Police say don't use Apple's iOS 6 Maps

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Re: Stupid people always want something to blame

It's no even an off-the-shelve Tom-Tom in some cases- it's whatever piece of SatNav crap Lidl/Adli last had on sale.

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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I did it a couple of years ago when QR codes first appeared. My QR code just redirected to a website that had the message "stop buying useless crap"

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Netflix wins first-show TV rights to Disney flicks

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Howard The Duck...

Finally available on Netflix!!!

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NY Museum of Modern Art embraces 14 video games

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Do chess games count???

For the sheer WTF- Psion's 1k ZX80/81 Chess.

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Re: Canabalt?

Yes, and Loderunner

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Re: Canabalt?

http://sliderule.mraiow.com/wiki/Psion_Organiser_II/Games_Pack

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Apple ships 'completely redesigned' iTunes 11

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Re: I feel it must be said

Let's start a petition to get this as the official theme tune for the new film

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

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Re: US Patient Office

You forgot: Crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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The Lord of the Rings saga lies hidden deep in your Mac

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The list seems very confused.

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What killed Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto's dire software

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It's karma...

Motorola screwed over Psion, effectively killing them. Now Google are screwing over Motorola. Karma's a bitch...

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Exec responsible for Apple iOS map fiasco walks the plank

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Re: "Apple's aura of perfection..."

Agreed- My iPod 4th generation has run like a shot donkey since I've installed IOS 6. It sucks (and not just the maps) and there's no way back to IOS 5.

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Ten technology FAILS

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Re: Secondlife Is still Alive.

The main fail of SL is it is shit (as pointed out further up thread). The only people that are still there are complete saddos who are trying to convince themselves that it will become relevant again.

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Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet review

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and as for "IOS ease of use" my 6 year old daughter had absolutely no problem finding her way around a Galaxy Tab the first time she held one.

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BOFH: The Great Patch Mismatch

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Re: Don't talk to me about...

I seem to remember that they short two of the pins in their un-serial cable.

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Asteroid miners hunt for platinum, leave all common sense in glovebox

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Re: An Adventure...

yeah, I think we need to get Gil the Arm on this one.

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Fanbois: The Next Generation. YOUR CHILDREN belong to Apple now

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Re: Ipad as generic name for tablet

my six year old has asked for a Samsung Tab 2. She thinks it's more superior to mummy's iPad.

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London gets huge Defecator Enthroned statue for World Toilet Week

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Re: Art?

in some cases, quite literally shit.

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Facebook: Give us your credit card and pals' addresses as GIFTS

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Really???

Facebook can't even be trusted with people's day-to-day information, do you really want them getting your credit cards details as well???

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What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?

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Re: Mind you, there are still authors having great fun...

ah, the story that's going nowhere and taking ages to get there. Populated by identical characters but with different hairstyles. All available in 3 emotions (but mainly angry).

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Re: Dandy, Beano, 2000 AD to Mad Magazine

V For Vendetta??? Shit film, but still based on a UK comic character

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Re: Well, I miss...

And don't forget Dimensional Transmogrifiers- they turn 3d kittens into 2d kittens.

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bring back DR and Quinch

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Re: Four words

I bought that for my daughters 10th birthday.

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Re: Totally agree

For me, it was Starlord. I only started reading 2000AD when it merged. Strontium Dog and Robusters (and to a certain extent the ABC Warriors) all started there.

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BOFH: Hasta la Vista... luser

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hmmm....

Reminds me of the time I had to "fix" an ancient laptop (which only had a 800x600 display). The browser was so clogged with extra tool bars that the webpages only appeared in a tiny window (I'd say about 200px high) at the bottom of the screen.

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

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Re: What will happen...

however they all seem to be perfectly happy with snogging vampires.

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Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

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Re: 30 something perma techie Brit here

Solder = Solder (not 'sodder', don't you see that L there?)

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"gay-peg"

Though that brings to mind something completely different.

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Re: One could always ask Doc Brown

I doubt Stephen Rae could have ruined V for Vendetta any more than it was already ruined.

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

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Re: He's right but for the wrong reason

I've always said that we could easily have a mass cull of the stupid simply by having their satnavs work out when they are heading eastwards on Beachy Head and then issuing the direction "Turn Right Now"

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Re: electrolytes:

"Get your hands of my junk!"

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Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 1

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Re: Ah, geeks

CONFIRMED.

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Walmart workers filmed playing iPad frisbee

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I loved...

...that theres is a place called Pikeyville in redneck country.

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Groupon redundancy special offer tips, shares plunge

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Re: First of many

Blame Ticketbastard- they started it.

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Apple is granted a patent on the rectangle. No, really

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Re: Well...

Don't forget the 'crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich'- apparently patentable

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Sock-wielding movie pirates go to prison

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Re: Couple of $$$?

I saw Skyfall on opening night and it cost me €18 for two of us.

Prior to that I took my youngest daughter to see Brave on a Saturday morning and it cost €7.50.

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Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

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Re: People like this obviously never took "critical thinking 101".

Did you not notice that the people in question are septics?

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