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Giant bank IT cockup of 2012 'could have brought down ENTIRE financial system'

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I hope I'm not...

the only person that thought it amusing that the Financial Conduct Authority shares an acronym with the Ferengi Commerce Authority, considering the banking sectors very Ferengi ways in their pursuit of profit. Sadly, when watching the new this morning, the FCA spokesperson wasn't called Liquidator Brunt.

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SUPER EARTH possibly home to life FOUND in our 'solar backyard'

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Moon off a gas giant?

£20 says they call it Pandora and find something to mine off it.

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CSC: Brits, say hi to your new UK boss – say bye to 750 coworkers

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Any money that...

It's the little people at the sharp end that are getting the axe, not the endless legions of useless Project Managers that are too expensive to make redundant despite them being just that.

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Justin Bieber BEGGED for a $200k RIM JOB – and got REJECTED

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Crystal Ball much?

"Despite its CEO's recent claim that "reports of our death are greatly exaggerated," Blackberry posted a loss of almost $1bn in Q2 2014." Can I place bets on this figure? I'd love to know the future of the financial markets.

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

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Using my best...

back of a napkin maths..... these IHDs at £25 a pop, compared to the 53 million homes they want the meters in (imaging of course that they bung everyone a display unit) comes out to £1,325,000,000. Surely that amount of money could be used far more wisely in researching cleaner and more efficient tech for the production and supply of our leccy.

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Curiosity succeeds – Mars was wet enough for life!

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John Carter?

Water on Mars.... perhaps Edgar Rice Burrows was more of an historian than a fiction writer after all.......

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Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model

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Trollface

What happens when....

they get struck by micro-meteorites? In space, no one can hear the noise of rapid deflation!

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Windows Phone 8 must be Microsoft's priority one, two AND three

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WTF?

I had a Windows phone

Emphasis on the HAD. I got an HTC HD7 two years agoas it looked a decent phone and got me away from Apple. I upgraded this month and got a Nexus 4 which is about several orders of magnitude better an experience then my old Windows phone let alone what the new one would be like. I struggle to see M$' relevance in this area now considering how late they have come to the party. They've let Android and iOS get such a significant foothold in the mobile market that they'll struggle to find traction with any demographic.

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Assange needs to get some sunlight and fresh air, say Ecuadoreans

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Happy

Um...

I saw this on Sky news this morning and thought "I guess he feels like he hasn't been in the news recently." This does smack of the fact that he wants to remind everyone he's still here despite the fact that 99.999% of the world's population can get on fine without him.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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I nominate

Fallen - a movie that is rendered completely pointless by the end... I'm actually ashamed that I didn't walk out of the theatre. Skyline has been mentioned, that was awful. Pathfinder with Karl Urban is the worst thing I've ever seen him in.

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ENORMOUS BACKSIDE FILMED FROM SPACE in moon flypast

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Trollface

I see...

a disturbing lack of crashed Autobot ships or shifty Decepticons...... what do you mean it was only a movie?

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2011's Best... DSLRs

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Especially

liking the austerity busting pirces of these models too, something for the common man here.

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Fans lose grace with Star Wars MMO

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If you think the grace period rage is bad

you should see the comments about the early game access!

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Rainbow Islands

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Memories of my childhood

I still remember wasting many hours playing this on our Amiga 500.

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Potential ALIEN LIFE habitats FOUND ON MOONS

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Alien

But...

surely we'll never find out if there is intelligent life out there if they caught hold of that Bebo broadcast. I'd be more worried about Xindi style doomsday weapons coming our way.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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Coat

Personally

I always wanted FUB 4R

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Bagged salad contained decomposed AVIAN CORPSE

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The real question

is why he is spoling a nice pizza with that salad crap?

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PETA riled by Mario's raccoon skin suit

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FAIL

I'd like to see...

their market research that shows people who play Mario compared to how many actually own a proper Tanooki suit! I'm sure they could go out and get a real job if they wanted.

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Can 24/7 porn rescue Google TV?

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FAIL

Truly...

the WoW song was right.... the Internet is for Porn!

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Bullfrog Syndicate

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Ahh.....

The happy mispent days of my youth. I don't know about anyone else but the graphics still don't look all THAT bad for a game almost 20 years old...damn that makes me feel old now.

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Sleazy Aussie 'hot babes' network goes MIA

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FAIL

If you want...

to see tits on the Internet might I suggest there are other avenues than Facebook!

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CSC locked out of new NHS contracts

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Good old CSC

Best thing I ever did was leaving them, far too big a company to ever do anything properly or cost effectively, all those project managers need a slice of the pie afterall.

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Shuttle mission: SPAWNING of the SPACE KRAKEN

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If I hear the words..

resonance cascade.....

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Lads from Lagos pop up in Libya

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FAIL

my favourite part is...

.."I'm not well comfortable with this luggage , understand me dear" I didn't know they came from the east end.....

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Asian soup peril menaces bionic shark

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Perhaps...

The sharks might actually be safer if we did provide the aforementioned "frickin' laser beams". They'd be able to cut themselves out of the nets and give a nasty shock to any fisherman wishing to farm illegally.

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Coming soon: Die Hard 5 - The Zimmer Frame

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FAIL

Oh dear

"penned by Skip Woods of A-Team, Wolverine and X-Men Origins fame." Fame or infamy, while we haven't seen origins yet I think this man's previous works do not bode well for this being a box office hit!

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NY hookers cross street from Craigslist to Facebook

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WTF?

What amazes me...

..is that this bloke has managed to get money to spend his days checking out ladies of negotiable affections on t'Interwebs.

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Britain takes delivery of first Nissan e-cars

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affordable

I think the Leaf is affordable if you compare it to the competition, the competition being the £80k Tesla! Still for most of us while we'd like to get a leccy car if only to stop burning through our cash at the pumps, rather than out of concern for the environment, it'll be a while before this technology is mainstream enough for us to actually afford the car.

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Big stink over Malawi farting ban

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"He who

denied it, supplied it" or even "he who articulated it, particulated it" of course there could be problems if someone let's out a silent one in a room full of people. Unless they followed through it may be tough to prove who dun it.

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China's 'stealth fighter' flies – brown trouser time, or not?

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The Chinese Stealth Fighter...

..called the J-20, I wonder what flavour they'll finally be available in, Apple & Melon, Orange and Passionfruit, Raspberry...

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Axl Rose sues Activision

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FAIL

Sad, very sad

Axl Rose is not GnR, certainly not after he has dragged the name through the mud and shown what a self-interested money grabbing spaz monkey he really is. Way to keep living that rock star lifestyle? Sue someone for IP that isn't totally yours so you can take a chunk out of one of the most successful games franchises in recent years so you don't have to do any real work....

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UK gov could not procure its way out of a paper bag

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FAIL

And...

in our next story, Ursine forest defecation!

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Duke Nukem Forever demo'd on video

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It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum...

and I'm all out of gum! Looking forward to reliving the 90s, Duke is back!!!

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3D films fall flat

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See if we can spot a pattern..

Crap film + crap 3d conversion = crap box office performance. Avatat was shot natively in 3D and made full use of the advantages. until we get another film that tries to follow it, yeah, no one will want to pay extra for the gimmick of 3D to see a crappy film looking worse. Hollywood need to stop with all the sequels and reboots and go back to trying to make some good movies we actually want to see. This isn't showing that 3d is bad, it is showing that given the choice punters will pay less money to see a potentially wonky film.

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'Being fat is no worse for you than being a woman'

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Joke

So surely...

... in order to maintain a fully healthy population and keep medication costs down, get rid of all the fat birds?

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Tinfoil Condition Red! LHC 7 TeV mega-blasts today

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Black Helicopters

Well....

Environment suits and crowbars at the ready chaps.

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DARPA wants military iPhone and Android apps

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Boffin

A handheld device...

that could be used for medical or military applications, I believe that Star Trek called it a Tricorder! See, DARPA really is still looking into the future!

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'Promiscuous slapper fruitfly sluts prevent mass extinctions'

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Welcome

Evolving Ants

Well, surely if they continue to "evolve" their society in similar patterns to humans I, for one, welcome our new Ant overlords.... etc...

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Large Hadron Collider in multi-magnet quench hiccup

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Grenade

About time...

That I go out and buy a hazard suit and a trusty new crowbar.

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Miniskirt outrage Brazilian becomes Carnival queen

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Eh? What? Indeed

As a Latter Day Saint myself I'm interested in being compared to both a brainless cult and the Taliban. While the Church itself does ask its members to adhere to modest dress standards it is also down to personal choice and certainly not the same as some interpretations of modesty seen in Islam. Also, I doubt any Latter Day Saint would condone the actions of the people at the University, I certainly don't. Even if I think that a person dresses immodestly I have no right to jeer or shout abuse at that person. Misrepresentation of religious groups in this manner tars good people with a bad brush. You might want to do some research about people before making some sensationalist comments.

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World of Warcraft film makers thicken plot

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Awesome

If the first half of the movie is the Mage/Warlock spamming LFG channels trying to get in a group. The movie will finish with them wiping on the first boss before the group disbands with a series of "L2p n00bs" party chat spam.

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File-sharing Bill could give Government control of the internet

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

That is all...

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Ladies put off tech careers by sci-fi posters, Coke cans

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FAIL

Bad Science is Bad!

I've worked in IT for my whole employment, it may be a mere 12 years but I have never been in an office/computer room where there have been stacks of coke cans and sci-fi posters. An IT manager I worked for came in once and had a barny that we had a Holly Valance calendar hidden away between desks out of sight of the general public because it was "smutty". She was fully clothed throughout. No environment I've seen fits the stereotypes presented here, all they're managing to qualify is that people with no interest in IT have even less interest when shown a workplace that has no resemblance to any office in the real world... bravo!

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Triumph in Geneva! LHC beams up and running again

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Grenade

Preparing

I'll be at home making sure my crowbar is nice and sharp.

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Geeks play Guitar Hero without guitars

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Nice to see...

scientists are working on solving the world's most pressing problems.

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MPs slam 'disgraceful' Type 45 destroyers

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Hmmmmm

In a previous life I worked for a Defence company and have seen just this sort of dithering from the MoD on every single occasion. I'm amazed we have any kind of mechanisation for any of our armed forces. Think back to the days when we had the most accomplished Navy in the known world, now we're sending out vessels that aren't even properly/appropriately armed.....

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Apple iPhone 3GS

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Love it

Picked up mine on Friday, first time iPhoner and have to say it's the best device I've bought in a long time. Much better than my wife's suggestion of a cheapo PAYG to replace my old contract Sony.

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Berners-Lee hired as gov internet adviser

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Alert

I misread the article

I read it as "advise the relevant Cabinet Office minister on how government can best use the internet to make personal public data as widely available as possible."

Which is probably a lot closer to the reality...

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UFO fleet menaces east London

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Clearly...

They are Tie Fighters, I for one welcome our new dark lord of the sith overlord.......

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Wacky Jacqui spanked by husband

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Stop

Love the irony

I read about this on the beeb this morning and it's hilarious. What was even worse though was that Westminster claimed that she was actually doing " a great job" as home secretary...I mean, if she can't even fill in her expenses correctly what hope do the rest of us have against her constant removal of civil liberties.

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