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iPhone 3G S in the UK: what you need to know

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@miss a trick

will be interesting to see what the italian/french/belgium sim unlocked 3gs prices are like on ebay. typically the factory unlocked 3g's were between 450 and 600 from the non rip off merchants.

however given that apple (illegally i suspect) dont offer a pan eu warrantee its a risky business

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Anti-Eurofighter Downing Street e-petition started

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One flaw with this plan

The chances of any money from a cancelled Tranche 3 reaching our troops are slim to none. It will be P*ssed up the wall some other way.

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LG 42LF7700 HD TV

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Ethernet part of FreeSat spec

Alledgely to deliver Iplayer on the FreeSat boxes and tvs.......

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HP pumps out Mini PC trio

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what res display

would be nice if something better than 1024x600 was avail.

then again hp uk still have to pull their fingers out for the hd version of the mini 2140 in the uk

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US Forces 'black' budget = 2nd biggest military on Earth

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We're all safe

you can guarantee most of that 50bn is feeding various pigs with their snouts in various troughs. If its secret after all they can be more blatant about it than even the usual Corps with their heads in the pork barrel.

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Apple ponders quantitative easing for hard-up customers

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Um...Macbook Air is wintel

Isnt someone missing the point here?

Apple have very privledged relationship with intel - to the point at which they are early launching Intel products or getting their own versions made for them.

How does the new platform pose a threat to the MBA? Nothing is stopping a current manufacturer making a copy now.

Presumably Apple if they so wish will be able leverage the new platform before most of their competitors.

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Tory terror police were 'fishing' for Liberty

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Sam C - Trusting the Police

Dont blame the police - blame the real culprits.

I think its a little unfair to tar all the rozzers with the same brush. In any organisation there are people who will exceed their limits, whether its battering a protester or nicking an MP on a politically dubious charge.

Saying you dont trust the Police as an organisation is harsh. Its should be expected that the police try to push the boundaries - infact its healthly that they do so. Criminals arent known for staying inside those boundaries.

Where there has been a massive failure is among the people who are MEANT to restrain the police and dictate their limits - namely the current government - who have gone out of their way in the last 8 years to suggest any conduct is acceptable if its to defend the state from harm. The harm of course being anything the current Govt decides it is.

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Crucial N125 64GB SSD

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3rd the runcore comments

It baffles me why crucial would release such a crap product 3-4 later than the runcores have been available

For Dell Mini 9

Crucial 64gb 40 Mb/s Read 15 Mb/s Write - Approx £140

Runcore 64Gb 78 Mb/s Read 44 Mb/s Write - Approx £190

Double - triple the performance for 50 quid more is a no brainer. If you cant afford the 64Gb run core the 32GB is only £100-ish

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Subsidized netbook model could sweep away 20 years of PC history

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Android WTF?

Seriously why was it even mentioned in the same breath as winmo and iphoneOs. It's completely unproven. It will be many years if ever before it can boast a userbase close to either.

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HP Mini 2140 netbook

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Waiting for HD screen upgrade (3G woud be nice too)

Then its this baby and a Hackintosh OS X install to give me the Netbook that apple wont make......

As its vanilla netbook innards should should run the Dell Mini 9/Wind OS X install happily.

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Apple preps Jobsian magic wand

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Prior Prior Art - Gyration Remotes and Mice

The gryration products can also do most of this, an they (as a company) pre-existed the WiiMote. They were a key developer and provider of IP for the Wiimote apparently.

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Kodak ESP 7 all-in-one inkjet printer

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Have they got rid of the vile easyshare software

That it insists on installing as "drivers"

100+ mb of crapola

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O2 wins UK Palm Pré exclusive?

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I cant believe Vodafone let this one slip past them

The most plausible contender to the iphone yet and the gimps at voda uk have let it slip through their hands.

First the BB Storm debacle and now this

Whats wrong with them?

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DSGi crosses fingers on new store format

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They just dont get it

As customers we want knowledgable sales staff unlike the current crop of youfs - not fancy stores.

To be fair to them on pricing their online store can be a reasonable way of getting same day collection of much needed electrical gadgets the you just *need* on a saturday

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G.hn-ing for gigabit

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Bet the radio hams are frothing at the mouth

..since they already hate Powerline Home networking I can only assume a faster speed version fills them with joy and happiness

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Obama reverses Dubya's tailpipe emissions

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Cost of Production

Just make cars that exceed the highest common demoninator.

The rest of the western world has been doing it for years.

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Gov announces Severn tide-energy scheme shortlist

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Re : Elvers

Weren't they wiped in a war with the Dwarves years ago?

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Samsung LE40A786 'smart LED' 40in LCD TV

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Empire Direct goes titsup

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They were pricey

RGB and superfi were nearly always cheaper.

If I was pricerunner I would be worried though - they are going to be comparing 1 site at this rate.

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Mac mini said to get Ion innards

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Atom Bashing getting old

The Reg's atom bashing is getting very old very quickly.

Ok it is a downgrade for the Mini, but how many people are stretching the mini anyway?

OS X runs happily on Atom - as all the people out there running it on their netbooks will attest, the graphics are the weak point (although even the netbooks can run Quartz Extreme). The ION components will sort any lack in the graphics department.

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Dell moving into GlassHouse?

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Am I the only one

Who was hoping Michael Dell was being sent to Charle's Stross' future distopian prison?

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2008's top three music phones

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Is the Avangelist Job's love child?

Or maybe Job's just shot his puppy?

Thats the only reason I can see for such bitterness.

How does the Iphone coming 3rd in best 3 touchscreen phones fit into your slanted worldview?

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Latest Firefox beta gets touchy on Mac

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So what!

There has been a mouse gestures addin for firefox for ages, shortly after the feature debuted in Opera if memory serves.

All this is doing is giving it the 2 fingers.

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Yahoo! offloads Kelkoo for a song

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Good Riddance (I hope)

To one of the worse results spammers on the web.

Burn em all.....

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'Ruggedised, weaponised' raygun modules now on sale

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Indirect Fire

Of course the big advantage projectives have over Lasers is that they can lob shots over obstacles and horizons.

Not a major issue for Bradleys and the like but surely a disadvantage of a laser mounted on a n M1A1 compared to a conventional M1A1.

I presume tank still provide indirect fire on occasions? F

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HTC Touch HD Windows Mobile smartphone

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@All HTC phones suck 1 for reason...

"but they use crap processors and Windows Mobile just sucks."

Thats 2 reasons /pedant

Probably right about Win Mob but plenty of other phones use the same processors with no issues.

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Vintage IBM tape drive in Apollo moon dust rescue

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What happens if it chews the tapes the moment they are put in?

Nuff said

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Asus to phase out sub-10in Eee PCs, says CEO

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SSD FTW

I think some of this is down to the relatively small size of SSD's in the current gen. When 20-32gb drives are available for a price that makes sense for a netbook.

Personally mines an 7-8" screen with SSD - but Im OS agnostic.

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Speed cams ditched in Wiltshire

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@Morons

Hey AC never let the facts get in the way of a good rant eh?

Quoted from bbc.co.uk on the same story

"The Department for Transport annual results - published on the 25th of September - show that, nationally, only 6% of accidents are caused by people breaking speed limits and yet almost 100% of the government's road safety money is being invested in speed cameras,"

Now if only they remove the mobile cameras who park over the M4 bridges we'd be in clover.

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NASA's nuclear Mars tank is go

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A bit heath robinson

Hovering lander cranes? What will they come up with next - Wrap it in airbags and let it bounce? Oh wait........

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Game sharer gets £16K fine

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Hard to have sympathy

the defendant missed a chance to pay £300 to make this go away. Unless she was completely innocent she should have coughed it.

Having said that if it were me I would declare bankruptcy before paying them.

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DARPA plans soldier-tagging system for US troops

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IFPS seeking missile

Is this idea as bad as it sounds? Surely theres a danger of it being reverse engineered or spoofed, resulting in the tags being tracked, ambushed, shelled etc.

Why arent EM emissions as dangerous for a soldier as they are for the other services?

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AMD loses $1.19bn and CEO Ruiz

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Shouldn't have poked the 800lb Gorilla with a stick

You gotta feel sorry and thankful for AMD. Thankful because they gave Intel the kick up the ass they so richly deserved. Sorry because they seem to have spent all their energy delivering that kick and have nothing left to run away from the angry gorilla.

Carcass for obvious reasons

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Knife crime Definitely Maybe linked to games, claims Oasis man

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Twat

Maybe mediocre rock music inspires kiddies to knife crime too?

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Vodafone takes Ofcom to court over number porting

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How come 2 hrs works in Ireland?

I've not heard of slamming being a major issue in Ireland, where I ported 2 or 3 times over a period of years within the 2 hr limit.

I certainly never heard of anyone being slammed either.

Sounds like Vodafone is blowing the issue out of all proportion. The solution is fairly simple too - make the punishment for slamming so stringent that no retailer would dare do it. If all the networks had a slamming punishment clause in their retailer contracts there would be no issue.

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Palm Treo 500v smartphone

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Re: Threaded Messaging

The palm threaded messaging app has been hacked to work on most HTC phones, such as Tytn, Tytn2, Touch etc. Google for it.

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