* Posts by zaax

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Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

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What dos it do with the heat?

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Were the FIRST AMERICANS really FIRST? MYSTERY of vanished 'Population Y'

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Kontiki

Fish not only provide a source of food, but they also contain liquid. We don't give enough credit to the sea going capabilities of our ancestors. If the Kontiki can do clock wise around the south pacific why can another 'boat' go anticlockwise?

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Metadata slurp warrant typo sends cops barging into the wrong house

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Police breaking into the wrong house happens quite oftern and they don't even pay for the broken doors.

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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In doing this Argentina have recognised that the Falkland’s islanders belong to the Falkland islanders otherwise they would not have recognised the .fk as the code for the Falklands as they call it the Malvinas to which it code is MV

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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The Reindeer in Norwich had it right the Chinese next door had a hatch in to the pub

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UK.gov opens kimono to SMEs in Tech Services framework cash spaff

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Government simply does not pay enough to have proper contact managers especially when they can't pay over 100k a year, or even an accountant at the outside industry rate

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Vodafone: So what exactly is 'ludicrous' about the Frontier report?

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BT openreach is a monopoly in most areas and therefore should be removed from BT and be turned in to a not for profit company.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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The local Police control centre gets enough hoax calls as it is with out this.

With 40% of crash involving fire, do we need another source of ignition?

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Top Euro court ends mega ebook VAT slash in France, Luxembourg

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Re: VAT Fraud!

Heating at 5% VAT is only a quarter of a luxury

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Boffins say Mars had ocean covering 20 per cent of planet

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Which would also account for the lack of craters after the late heavy bombardment - seas absorbed the impacts (unlike the rear or the moon).

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Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images

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So that's Google earth then

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

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Won't work in the UK then were there is only 60% mobile internet coverage

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Is this because of POS and ATMS using XP?

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Use the caves. There might even be water in them

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EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?

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Re: I can say...

Lets pray you don't have to phone there customer support.

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NASA: Give us JUST 0.5% of the federal budget and we'll take you to MARS and EUROPA

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In the mean time Russia and the rest start mining the moon.

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Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers

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I thought VAT was charge on import not sale.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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ATM's are still using XP as its a known object - Windows 10 isn't

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You go fast, but we go 'further' and 'deeper' – Voda tells 'Speedy' EE

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If he doesn't keep Vodafone up with the rest of the world it will die. 20Mbps is not broadband according to the FCC

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Brit iPad sellers feel the pain of VAT-free imports

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If they are being supplied from a UK warehouse the duty and VAT will have been paid on import into the EC. - sounds like sour grapes to me

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Four tuner frenzy: The all-you-can-EEat TV Freeview PVR

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My friends who use it, assure me that EE stands for "Extremely Expensive".

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Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

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BT openreach made BT Group £1,360million. BT Openreach is a monopoly and therefore should be a non-profit making company (as should any monoply).

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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We already have such systems in aircraft, TCAS for example. Which will communicate between aircraft and take appropriate avoiding action. Crucially the pilots have no choice in the matter because when there's only 2 seconds to decide if you're going to go left or right, you'd better be sure the other guy is going the other way.

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Got a STRAP-ON? Remember to TAKE IT OFF at WORK

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Re: Don't buy a crap watch

wave-ceptor - useless piece of crap took it 2 days to work out I was in New York.

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Can you really run your business on a smartphone?

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and the point is? us sysops have been re-coding servers from the beaches of the world for decades.

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Google Calendar jumps into Inbox/Gmail era

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As the people in Google towers are flying all the time (they are never at there desks) they think rest of us do as well, which admittedly I would if I was on 2k/y

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UK.gov set to burn half a BEELLLION POUNDS on one-dole-to-rule-em-all IT, claims PAC chair

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The civil service does not pay enough to have the right experienced staff to run these type of projects.

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: £10,m?

It was well over that for Selby rail crash

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

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Cars won't be the first self drive vehicles on the road it will be buses in London and long distance night time trucking lorries on the motroways

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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LOHAN goes higher than that

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Broadband bumpkin BONANZA: 8 altnets shortlisted for £10m UK.gov subsidy

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No mention of church.net - using church towers and mircowave

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Chucking cash at sport and broadband starts to pay off for BT

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Openreach should not make a profit as its a Monopoly

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Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Its not just IT workers - you want to try a zero hours contract and see how stressed you get when you can't pay the bills or can't get a mortgage

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Vladimir Putin says internet is a 'CIA project'

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Re: I always thought he was a bit crazy

Sounds like he is doing a Mugabe or a Kim Jong-un ie going mad, but the only problem with that is he has a self destruct button and the USA won't go in because of MAD

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FTC: OK Facebook, swallow WhatsApp – but NO selling people's data without permission

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Funnily enough FB messenger has just been slued off from FB

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Win XP security deadline: Biz bods MUST protect user data – ICO

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Does that mean ICO will buy my local hospital new microscopes at £4 million to replace the ones that run on XP which we bought 10 years ago, and do the job very well.

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Scottish gov may miss IT budget cut target

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After scotish independence the IT budget for Scotland will only be a couple of desk tops and a laptop for Salmon, as they won't be able to afford anything else.

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Reports say Vodafone to gobble Spanish cable outfit Ono

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Re: As a Spanish national and ONO customer...

Good luck to Spain. It can't even provide a decent mobile conections in the UK.

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Blighty teen boffin builds nuclear reactor INSIDE CLASSROOM

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He will be a top flight boffin in 15 years - lets hope the UK can keep him.

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US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"

Only in the USA.

Mean while in Mexico; Argentina; Panama etal. the $ is the currency of drug smugglers choice – everything can be brought outside of USA with a suitcase of green backs.

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

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Don't worry they have already sold your Hospital records to the insurance industry so they can put up your insurance premiums.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10656893/Hospital-records-of-all-NHS-patients-sold-to-insurers.html

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BT banks on ex-HSBC man to take charge of Openreach biz

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An accountant - the best way to wreck a business

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Striking Amazonians warn: Don't rely on us for Christmas pressies

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Re: So that's why they're moving to Poland

That’s problem is a making of the EC governments, any company can pay their taxes any where they like in the EC, as long as they are registered there and have a address there – don’t know why a lot more companies don’t do that.

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MPs: Ancient UK Border Force systems let GANGSTERS into Blighty

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That the problem with most Government IT Politicians get in the way. The system was designed in the '70's and be glad it still works, because there is nothing else.

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GOV.UK's criminal record check IT job blow: Home Office snubs new design

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That the problem with most Government IT contracts Politicians get in the way

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Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

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Re: It's all about the money

Those ce marks are easily forged

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

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It the price of the sets that get me, an fm radio is about £15 where are DAB radio is about £100. Anyway I have a web radio and I use that in the morning.

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Locked into fixed-term mobile contract with variable prices? Not on our watch – Ofcom

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Why in three months time why not from the 1st Nov?

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Reports: NSA has compromised most internet encryption

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Re: Private circuits

Why do you think they wouldn't?

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NAO: UK border bods not up to scratch, despite billion-pound facial recog tech

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Takes too long to use the e-gates - would have used them at Stanstead but the human queue was going faster

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