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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

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Compatibility "layer"?

will there be any means of running my extensive collection of Android apps?

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The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker

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Spare Wheel??????

complete no goer unless it has one...

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Re: Wot - No LP12?

"Quite right, as any fule kno they should be laid at right angles to the ley lines."

and don't forget elevated off the floor with speaker cable elevators!!!

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/showthread.php?3536-Speaker-Cable-Elevators

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BOUNCY BOUNCY: Comet probot Philae landed TWICE

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Not looking good... :(

Appears to be on it's side...

http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2014/11/welcome_to_a_comet/15048351-1-eng-GB/Welcome_to_a_comet.jpg

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3D PRINTED GUNS: THIS time it's for REAL! Oh, wait – no, still crap

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Re: This is a wonderful idea!

the design has been modified to divert the case off to the side...

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LOHAN avionics survive 27,700m stratospheric ordeal

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Re: One thought on the servos

the front ones (elevons) appear to be partially balanced in that control surface in front of the hinge moves as well. The rudder ones don't appear balanced at all, but shouldn't have such a large load on them anyway.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Re: Nope

that's what my password will be... "8uGg3r~0ff"

actually fulfills the requirements of my company's password scheme...

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Snapchat 'hack' pics mostly clothed user snaps, odd bits of legacy pr0n – report

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Re: Being a bit of a Devil's Advocate...

hmmm what about various magazine pictorials and Sun page 3 shots taken before the age got raised from 16 to 18...

The Sun made a big song and dance of Debbee Ashby with a countdown to her sixteenth birthday befors finally showing here topless on that day. Sam Fox started out on page 3 before she was 18.

Mayfair, men only and other magazines have all run pictorials including full nudity of girls under 18 back then.

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Cops and spies should blame THEMSELVES for smartphone crypto 'problem' - Hyppönen

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Official backdoors into the servers...

http://www.heydary.com/publications/Inside-the-Rim-Decrypting-the-Blackberry.html

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Android's Cyanogenmod open to MitM attacks

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And so...

Has Oracle fixed their sample code yet?

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Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

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Removable battery?

Lack of is a no no for me. I need to be able to remove the battery and take it indoors for charging as the brick built shed has no power and as is rented, won't ever have power...

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Siri ... why is this semi headed RIGHT AT ME? Phone apps distracting as ever – new study

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Voice recognition in fighters?

So does this mean the much vaunted voice recognition and command functions in modern fighters are not as good as they're put up to be?

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Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

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"From now on, when someone says their iPhone rocks, they may actually mean back and forth when they put it on a table."

Chortle... especially as the camera lens sticks out as well in the top corner...

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Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list

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Re: The hammers are hitting the fan.. or are about to.

you can bet your bottom dollar that if there was the possibility of being dragged through court and being jailed for these things, they'd pretty quickly set up a system of working practices that protected them like Supermarkets do with age checks on sales of drinks and cigarettes...

Documentary evidence of procedures and evidence of those procedures being followed so that they can hang someone out to dry for not following them...

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

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Interest rates?

they daren't put them up as there would be a wave of repossessions and they'd never win an election again... well until the next lot commit a similar heinous crime...

It was a nasty time bomb left for the Conservatives by Labour...

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

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Linux

Linux, not windows...

the printers are running Linux underneath...

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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Re: How long did it take the Editor to write that title?

ʎɹǝʌ ʎןʞɔıbn' ʇnsɾ ɐ ɹǝʇʇɐɯ ɟo ƃuıʇsɐd ʇı oʇuı ɐ ɹoʇɐɹǝuǝƃ ǝƃɐd ou ǝɥʇ qǝʍ˙˙˙

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It's official: LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm is PANTS

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Re: The whole thing

we'll be lucky if it clears the truss with all the extra mass that's been added to the innards...

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Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it

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WTF?

and yet...

with all these megapixel top of the line smartphones (IPhones), the vast majority of the images and videos are of terrible resolution and clarity... not a good advert for Apple cameras...

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

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Re: equips tinfoil hat

Far be it for me to say, being a dedicated Linux user, but Windows 8 is fine once upgraded to 8.1 and a replacement shell put in place to bring back the proper start menu...

the only reason I've got win 8.1 at all is because this bleeping laptop refuses to let me boot anything else but the hard disk... Linux is therefore running as a full screen virtual machine on that box...

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PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

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it was a logical application...

of having curved wrapped around touchscreen displays... so therefore should not be patentable...

the only truly patentable thing here is the methods of manufacture of those wrapped displays and ways to do it cheaper and more reliably and maybe thinner...

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Vulture 2 X-Plane soars over Spaceport America

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Rejigged for the new config?

Has it been rejigged for all the new internal masses and their moments?

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Re: Illegal site

torrenthound and it's proxies for one...

and several other torrent search sites are classed as illegal and blocked by the ISPs

you only find out it's blocked when you get the ISP's page that tells you they've had to block it due to a court order...

what will be really frightening is when they block sites by just blocking the request and not returning any result or a 404 error instead...

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Re: Meh.

you do realise that there were search engines around BEFORE Google came on the scene. What Google did was to use a page ranking scheme coupled with automatic spidering to rank a page accordingly in the search results... before then you would get all sorts of crap on the first page that contained words in your search term...

hidden junk keyword text (white on white or black on black etc.) at the bottom of the page or in sections that disn't show in the browser, but still came back to the search engine's spider...

the old algorithms simply used frequency and number of matching keywords in the page to rank the item in the results. Google's method was far more precise... and used other methods to rank a result.

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Re: Hmmmmm...

obviously has no idea how proxies work then has he...

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But...

it was never taken, a copy was made, the owner still has possession...

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LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio

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Re: "a 3G dongle."

I think you'll find that the radiation pattern of the 3G towers is aimed mostly horizontally ....

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I be worried...

about other circuitry being interfered with when this thing transmits...

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Stop

Not even cracking the passwords...

just using the "Questions" in the password reset facility... some people are actully using their real mother's maiden name of dog's name... and for celebs, that stuff is all googleable...

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

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Windows has a store?

n/t

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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yet more numpties

probably find they had them plugged in without having unbundled the cables... left them all coiled up and so they underwent inductive heating... this is why you should never use one of those retractable extension leads without having spooled it all out...

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

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numpties...

If we get caught using unencrypted USB drives where we work, we would lose our List X rating and no longer be able to bid for government work...

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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Can't have that...

the people might realise they're being screwed by the banks and credit card companies as well... ;)

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there is a legitimate use for these...

say a need to get your car fixed in a hurry but there's not enough money left until payday... and the intention IS to actually pay it off in full on payday...

when it becomes a habit and you end up not completely paying it off and you haven't made any attempt to cut your non-essential outgoings, then you've got troubles... real troubles...

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Marvell: NO WAY should we have to pay jumbo $1.54bn patent judgment

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It's software even if in firmware...

it's all maths and so should have been thrown out as not patentable....

bloody US patent Office... has got a lot to answer for...

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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B.A.R.E.-A.S.S

Branch

And

Root

Evasion

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Automatic

Steering

System

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Lawsuit claims SpaceX laid off hundreds without proper notice, pay

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Firings?

Well if they were firing the incompetents, then there should have been advertisements to fill those posts...

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Farmville maker Zynga delays new games after losing 57 MILLION users

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Spammy carp...

I've blocked any and all postings from Zynga on my feeds... it's so spammy it's ridiculous...

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Americans to be guinea pigs in vast chip-and-PIN security experiment

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to counter mr mugger, you need a panic PIN

i.e. set up two PINS, one real, one for use in panic situations so that when mugged and mr. mugger demands you key in your PIN, you can key in the panic one which apparently passes the PIN OK test... but when used in the ATM, sets off an alarm when an attempt is made to withdraw money and freezes that chip and pin card by swallowing it.....

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Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

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Flight tested?

Has it even been near a simulator to check that it actually can fly as built?

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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So it really is a religion...

Dogma... go against the consensus and you're out... Just like Galileo was when he claimed that the earth went round the sun and had proof...

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: re : James 51

because it is not illegal to cross the crossing with a red man showing, merely extremely unadvisable?

Just gone through the rules for pedestrians and there's a distinct lack of the phrase "MUST NOT" for any crossings so therefore it isn't illegal.

The only thing about pedestrian crossings that isa actually against the law is that you MUST NOT loiter on them...

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/1-35-rules-for-pedestrians

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

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Bouyancy Aid?

I would have had that inside the pod with me... and wearing it...

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Ig Nobles time again?

is it time for the Ig Noble awards again? Those awards given to scientific endeavour that really delves the depths of improbable research?

http://www.improbable.com/ig/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ig_Nobel_Prize_winners

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ARRRRR. Half world's techies are software PIRATES – survey

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All software?

all proprietary software maybe... but not all software...

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Brit lands on Rockall with survival podule, starts record attempt

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Some better photies of the pod would be nice

including internal shots to show just how claustrophobic it will be, especially with suppplies inside as well...

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: TRAITORS

they don't actively look at all your emails, they just bulk store them, but if you ever pop up in their viewfinder, they can easily trawl the entire backlog looking for dirt to have you incriminated or destroyed with...

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The fresh Mint of dwell there: This is a story all about how 17 is here for a while

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Re: Sounds mint

you will when the updates stop...

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Facebook wants MORE EXPLICIT SHARING

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Re: Now if they can only make it usable

just view my feed in a browser on my mobile... far easier, plus no FB app sucking up cycles and power all the time either...

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US sheddies knock up flying plastic toolbox

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Aerial Laser Tag?

Looks like that could take a laser tag harness and gun on board it for an aerial game...

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