* Posts by evilbobthebob

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MS opens kimono on Windows 7 security features

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WhyDoesEveryNewFeatureHaveToBeNamedLikeThis?

It just makes it seem doomed from the outset.

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Boeing: Raygun dreadnoughts will rule the oceans by 2019

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Light speed weapons

Seriously, a laser travelling at the speed of light...who'd have though it.

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Israelis' invulnerable, 60-tonne robot bulldozer force to double

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Great stuff

But surely this is a RoTM(tm) article? An autonomous army of these could do a lot of damage...

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El Reg spymobile snapper nailed on Street View

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@ And Still...

Well, what do you expect? A street view of Stoke would just be like that entertaining pic from London, but on 80% of streets...

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Boffins breed new programming race

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LEGO...L E G O

Not "Legos"...That makes no sense

Pedantic statements aside, this could well be a good idea. Lego themselves already have a similar thing to this with their Mindstorms series.

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Snacker discovers Nokia phone in crisp packet

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Barbecue Phone?

iPhone flavour then, surely?

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Apple laptop ignites marketing department

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Jobs Horns

Darn

And there was me hoping it had set fire to Apple's marketing department...

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UK boffin: Social networking causes cancer, heart attacks, lupus, dementia...

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Black Helicopters

Shock News!

Living dramatically increases your chances of dying!

Whether social networking damages your health or not is a bit irrelevant...however, the lack of communication in real life is a bit worrying. It's easier for the government to spy on electronic comms...

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College IT departments told to deploy anti-terror dragnet

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Hmmm fun

So, one of the guys at my college, who actively supports the BNP and is openly fascist can now be arrested? And if I jokingly send 'terrorist' emails, I will get arrested?

"Actually there are no extremist Christians...wanting to blow us up in the name of their respective gods???"

No, there are extremist Christians wanting to blow up Muslims in the name of their god.

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Swiss boffins build bonkers iPhone-operated electric sportster

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Hardhats?

Can't be very safe if you have to wear a hardhat when the roof is open.

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UK 'bad' pics ban to stretch?

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To add to the list of non-paper items...

What about kids drawing on condensated windows? Happens all the time on school buses. So when the bus drives past, anyone who looks is now a criminal?

Of course, they're a disgusting peadophile for looking at a bus with children in.

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Beta-blocker 'erases' unpleasant memories

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It must be helpful

It has lol in the name!

I'll get my coat.

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Google mistakes entire web for malware

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StopBadware

Is down. As of 15:38 GMT. Google uses this for malware checking...so as it's down, all pages defaulted to infected status, I presume.

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Mac supremacists annexe Maidstone

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@Andy

Yeah, I know, you'd have thought Mac fanbois would have died out years ago...

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Entire class fails IT exam by submitting in Word format

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As an Applied ICT A-Level student

I can't say I'm surprised. Whatever the truth is (the kids were failed because their work was rubbish/it was the wrong format/the examiners are lazy) the way 'IT' is taught in schools is awful. Edexcel's IT course papers are verging on the impossible to decipher, or are so vague that you feel you could get marks by doing anything at all.

Then there's the course content...Databases (MS Access) Spreadsheets (MS Excel) and naff 'eportfolios' made in Dreamweaver. The multimedia unit would be ok if I had actually been given any experience in using Flash beforehand.

</rant>

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Snipers - Cowardly assassins, or surgical soldiers?

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Mirrors

If it's going to be a laser guided bullet, some well positioned mirrors would mess it up a bit...

I'll get my coat. The one with the mirrors.

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A Geeks Guide2... Christmas - Part 1

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These Titles:

All look the same...

Good books though.

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How to destroy the music business

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@Hmmmm

Jamendo is similar to Magnatunes, and does pretty much what you're suggesting. All nice and free, lots of it CC...you can even get the music via P2P, if anyone seeds it.

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UK's 'secure' child protection database will be open to one million

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Only one milion?

Judging by previous government records with data, there'll be a whole lot more people able to access the database, and not many of them will be official...

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Intel names 'Nehalem' launch date

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36 PCI-Express ports?

But will it run Crysis?

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SanDisk pitches 100x SSD speed boost tech

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FFS?

That's what we'll be saying when it doesn't work...

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Microsoft: Malware for Windows on the rise

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Linux

Well...

I use Windows, and Vista at that. I do patch regularly. I have firewall and AV. I don't expect it to keep me safe, so I try to be careful when browsing. I've had an XP computer for the past few years, and done the same. I can't remember the last malware/virus infection I had. Then again, I've also used Ubuntu for the past year, and liked it a lot. Didn't get any viruses on that either.

Maybe I'm just lucky.

Penguin, save me from the flamers!

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Lithium-ion battery beater to debut in 'major' laptop release

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If its so good

I hope laptop manufacturers produce silver zinc batteries that fit current laptops...that would be nice, but unlikely

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Dell launches monster quad-core notebook

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Covetable? Yes.

Portable? No.

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China plans spacewalk by end of the month

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Journalist's Impression

Could be better...where's the flag, the footprints, the base on the lander...and where are the moon people?

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America's CTO: We have a winner

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amanfrommars for CTO!

He would talk less crap than most politicians.

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IT pay jumps as skills gap widens

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Management

Well, if management is so crap, it'd be best to go into that instead of IT...

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iPhone toolkit goes graphical

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Mac version 'under development'?

Surely Apple would want this released for their OS /first/, however many people run Windows...meh, more fool them.

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NASA test rocket explodes

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Wallops

Please tell me there's a good reason for a debris emergency hotline being called this...

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BSF programme boosts schools' IT spending

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@Vincent

Spot on...as I'm taking my Applied ICT A-Levle (Applied? hah!) I wonder whether I'm just wasting my time. At least I'll get a bit of paper to wave at employers...

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iPhone 3G isn't necessarily

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@seriously

'sold at a ridiculously low price'

Well, if the iPhone is low priced to you, I want your salary...

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UK employers sharpen job axe

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*sigh*

Looks like that Astrophysics degree I'll be taking will be consigned to the back garden and amateur astronomy...

On topic, science GCSEs are crap and haven't got better...I looked at the textbook for the current double award, and it had got easier than the one I took...last year. No point getting kids into science if they aren't taught anyhting worthwhile (wiring a plug in physics classes? Par for the course...)

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If your SSD sucks, blame Vista, says SSD vendor

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SSDs...

Typical. First the Death Stars, and now Super Star Destroyers...You can tell Imperial hardware is running Vista.

Mine's the one with SW FTW on the back.

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Want a new career as a contract killer?

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Demanding money?

Well, that gets all bankers then

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Cardiff 'copter coppers give chase to UFO

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Serious?

"They are the most serious world wide phenomenon currently affecting us"

Right, so they *nearly* crashed into one police copter. In Cardiff. And that makes them a serious world wide phenomenon. Right. If you're being sarcastic and I'm missing it, please correct me, but surely global warming/climate change/terrorism/earthquakes/volcanoes etc are more serious? I've never actually heard of anyone dying/having their car taxed/having their liberties removed over UFOs...

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Hackers hijack hacking tools website

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Hah!

Sunbelt use Internet Explorer!

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US imposes 72 hour pre-reg for Visa waiver travellers

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Europeans

And other potential enemies? Wow, the US is getting more paranoid by the day...

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BSA dubs Manchester second worst for piracy

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Software piracy has a devastating effect on the economy

– the sector employs 40,000 people in the UK.

Well, if piracy gives people jobs, what's so bad about it?

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How BA handles lost luggage complaints: Shock picture

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Talking about Lego...

I'm just gonna have to make a vignette of this out of those little Danish bricks...

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MS showcases Red Ring of Death Xbox 360 at expo

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Clearly AC above

That makes the US Microsoft-Land.

I'll get my EU-made Sony (TM) coat.

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Suicidal moose descends on Alaska

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Surely

It should have read "mooosestepped"?

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Brit stargazers get Gemini reprieve

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re: its' a farce

Off to America then!

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UK teen is world's youngest certified ethical hacker (maybe)

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Hmm

As a student, who's failed miserably to get part time jobs, I'd like to know exactly how all these people intend young people get experience...unless we're given the chance, which happens to be given by good qualifications...

Good on the guy for getting the cert...10 months to pass is good going imo.

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Physicists go nuclear with online protest at funding cuts

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Great

Another petition about soemthing important Downing Street will ignore. Look at Iraq: millions of people protested, but they were...ignored. Well, I'm screwed...I want to go into Astrophysics...looks like the US beckons...

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Boffin shortage will blight Blighty's prosperity

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Of course

This is all made better by McDonald's *shudder* being allowed to give employees qualifications equivilant to A-Levels..."Hi, I've got a qualification in being a fast-food service executive".

And here I am, wanting to go to uni and study Astrophysics...off to the USA methinks.

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HD DVD player sales share slumps

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HA!

Amazing, everyone here is assuming M$'s support of HD-DVD will be a good thing...

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Yahoo! backs! OpenID!

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Paris Hilton

Oh! My! God!

Now, this reminds of something the UK government intends to do.

And it has the same dificencies: it provides a single portal for any security loopholes to be exploited. Woohoo. At least it may be marginally more secure than something the UK government implements...but that's not very difficult.

Paris, cos I haven't used her as an icon yet.

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World outlook worst since dot-com crash

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@Property programmes

Clearly you haven't watched much TV lately...expecially any of the Channel 4 digital stuff...

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Vista sets 2007 land-speed record for copying and deleting

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Simple

Its very simple...a guy from Apple sneaked into M$'s office, planted a few extra zeros on the estimated time calculation bit of Explorer, and waited for the Leopard orders to come flooding in...

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TJX consumer settlement sale offer draws scorn

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@Great Idea

But of course, they would have to raise taxes to pay for it...

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