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Transition flying car into 'beta test': Deliveries from 2011

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Those wings

Don't they create a huge blind spot when driving?

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ISS stuffed with full staff of six

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Is it just me

or does the module look a little beat up. Really starting to resemble the old Soviet era technology.

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Women coppers eager to drop trousers

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@AC

posted by Anonymous Coward on Friday 22nd May 2009 14:48 GMT

CRUDentials - gotta remember that one!

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USAF raygun boffins clocking planet-buster asteroid threats

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asteroids are pansys

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/chicken_shit_asteroid_veers_away?utm_source=a-section

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Black hole swallows Barbarella rehash

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I saw it

I saw Barbarella when I was 11 years old! Yup, the theatre somehow ended up playing it for the Saturday Matinee. Cost me 25 cents. I remember my jaw hanging open in amazement (not at the quality of the cinema, but at Jane Fonda nude). This was in 1969 in a small town in northern Ontario. I've been hor - er scarred ever since.

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Videogame history project successfully emulates CRT on LCD

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not right

I still have my old 8-bit computer (a coco3 if you must know) and it doesn't look anything like the image shown. Granted, I'm using a commodore 1702 for the display.

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Sheep ad not cruel, bleats Samsung

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In Alberta

There is plenty of room for all God's creatures - right beside the mashed potatoes.

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Jamaica cracks down on 'daggering' after broken todger upswing

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I couldn't ...

read that article without cringing - twice as a matter of fact.

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Microsoft to offer Windows 7 downgrade to XP

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Gates Horns

they won't do it

They don't even do it now for Vista. I have tried several times to get Microsoft to give me the XP code for proper activation after downgrading and they WON'T do it. They offered to do it for a fee of $60.00 once. Here's what Microsoft says they WILL do (but won't).

"When an end user is using their downgrade

rights offered under the License Terms in

Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions

and they use both Windows XP media and a

product key that was previously activated, they

will be unable to activate on-line over the

Internet, due to the hardware configuration

change when installing on the Vista system. In

these cases the end user will be prompted to

call the Activation Support Line and explain

their circumstances to the Customer Service

Representative. Once it is determined that the

end user has a valid Vista Business or Ultimate

license, the Customer Service Representative will

help them activate their software."

Here's the full pdf of what Microsoft says your downgrade rights are (but they ignore it).

download.microsoft.com/download/5/f/4/5f4c83d3-833e-4f11-8cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferencesheet.pdf

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Brainscan boffins build blunder-warning hat

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That's one -

bad-ass hat, or maybe just ass-hat.

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Israelis develop 'safe' plutonium: good for power, bad for weapons

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@jolyon

Heh, you said Pu.

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Woman sues over Vista to XP 'downgrade' charge

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@dave

Hey, MS wasn't charging for help installing XP, they wanted to charge me to "activate" the XP I had already installed. This service is supposed to be free. Get a clue.

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At last

Yes, Microsoft will help you downgrade to Windows XP from Vista for $60.00. It happened to me. They gave me the runaround for about 4 hours before a woman (a supervisor) offered to help me downgrade for $60.00. This despite what this document states.

download.microsoft.com/download/5/f/4/5f4c83d3-833e-4f11-8cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferencesheet.pdf

Where do I sign up.

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Microsoft says it again - no second beta for Windows 7

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Have you tried it?

Yes I've tried it. In fact its on the same machine I tried Vista on (2.8ghz - 2gb ram). While Vista was slow and clunky on this machine, Windows 7's performance was quite snappy. Only had a slight problem getting the sound to work but I got it ironed out.

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Universal thaws out The Thing

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I have to admit

I might be interested in seeing a movie that picks up where the 1982 classic ends. Surely someone in the outside world would notice that there is no longer any communication with two different bases and then send someone to investigate only to find...what?

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Robotic exoskeleton gets gardening job

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Fired

I worked agricultural jobs as summer work while a teenager (picking strawberries, picking apples, picking tobacco (yes, tobacco)), and I would have been fired if I worked that slowly.

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US doc demands $1.5m for donated organ

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Divorce ploy

That is all it is. Remember, she's about to take half of his stuff and demand alimony payments on top of that. Just some legal maneuvering, don't read too much into it..

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Branson rocket piggyback plane has control 'issue' - report

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@Colin Millar

Shouldn't that be

3) Profit!

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NASA will give away old Shuttles for free

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Alien

I just had a picture...

in my mind, of the shuttle sitting in front of some red-necks trailer on cement blocks with all the hatches open and the engine gone.

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World's first 'thought images' seen on screen

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oops

Must not look at the sexy HR secretary while operating brain image machine.

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Lapland New Forest website suffers 'unusual technical problems'

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@ Sarah Bee re. Santa smoking

"crying children bewildered by the sight of Santa having a sneaky fag"

Everyone knows Santa smokes a pipe, and I quote Clement Moore;

"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;"

I guess sometimes Santa just doesn't have time to pack a pipe and was sneaking a quick cigarette to save some time.

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'Meh' makes Collins English Dictionary

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New words

I hereby suggest that any word used/promoted/injected into popular culture by The Simpson's, be known as a Simprosium.

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NASA's nuclear Mars tank is go

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ummm

The skycrane will then fly away to crash safely somewhere well away from the rover.

Sure it will.

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Gates dethroned as tech's richest get thumped

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perspective

55 billion dollars US you could buy 68 Freedom of the Seas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_Seas_(ship)

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How Chrome puts the skids under Nokia

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Happy

menu bar

Click on tools then put a check beside menu bar. I just had to open IE7 to find that out as I'm a Firefox user. FF3 works OK except for Hotmail sign on. Nothing appears in in the email address bar even though I have told it to remember my email address, and then when I hit the first letter of my email address it pops up with an extra letter in it. Kind of annoying but not a deal breaker.

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NASA: Mars is good habitat for Terry Pratchett dragons

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mars

I wish they'd put microphones on these landers so we could hear whats happening on mars. You know, ambient noise, winds, rock slides that sort of thing. NASA could stream it live. I think it'd be a big hit.

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Sumerians cracked world's oldest joke

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Two blondes...

walk into a building

You'd think one of them would have seen it.

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Late-breaking April Fool prangs snoozing Guardianista

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they switched

The order of the "true" and "april fool" about halfway through the quiz.

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CGI furnishes filmstar with fur

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pics - NSFW

pre cgi'd I guess

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://hollywood.outsidethebeltway.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/1009_sienna_miller_hippie_nude_03.jpg&imgrefurl=http://gone-hollywood.com/2007/10/sienna-miller-nude-on-set/&h=1500&w=1000&sz=153&hl=en&start=17&um=1&tbnid=oGqcAedZSuGQ0M:&tbnh=150&tbnw=100&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSienna%2BMiller%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN

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HP shatters excessive packaging world record

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Obviously...

This is just HP's way of saving money by having its customers dispose of its excess cardboard, thus keeping down the cost of its hardware.

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Woman finds Lithuanian living in shed

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Paris Hilton

What?

"I put some pot plants out and he even planted them in the garden one day."

And the cops didn't notice her little "homegrown" garden?

Paris, cause she likes a little pot too.

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Adobe update foils Reader and Acrobat exploits

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Adobe???

I use Foxit instead - a nice relief from all those annoying Adobe pop-ups.

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Browser makers throw up drive-by download barriers

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AVG linkscanner

Its too bad that AVG's link scanner technology really slows down your browser. Specifically any page with advertising or links to other sites. Hotmail is one notable page that becomes insufferably slow thanks to link scanner. Thats why I'm not using AVG anymore.

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Japanese woman moves into bloke's closet

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@AC@Stephan

Umm...the owner was 57 so to him it wouldn't be granny anything

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Ballmer and Gates defend Vista, drop Windows 7 hints

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@Vista is great

42 seconds to a usable desktop and you think that's great? My AMD4200+ with XP boots to a usable (ie I can open a program and start doing something) desktop 14 seconds after I press the power button. I'm thinking about putting puppy or dsl on it to see how fast that will boot.

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Chicago demands ticket taxes from eBay, StubHub

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nothing entertaining about Chicago????

Have you never heard of Lake Shore Drive? Everyday thousands of commuters take LSD on their way to work. Doesn't that sound entertaining? (thanks to Stephen Colbert for that joke)

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Welsh Darth Vader dodges jail

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@AC@Craig McCormick

Thanks, I just spit my drink out. And now I can't the that image of some fool running around slapping people with his penis out of my head.

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UK's tallest bovine soars to 6ft 6in

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I could...

Make a lot of poop out of that .

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The battle of Lesbos: Exclusive combat pic

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I,for one...

welcome our new lesbian battle clone overlords!

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Dell waves goodbye to 1100 Canadians

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Dell Day

I guess now they can call it F*ck Dell day. I sure hope the government didn't give Dell some "tax incentives" to park their call centre in Ottawa. If they did I'd be inclined to ask for them back.

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London store brews £50-a-poop cat-crap coffee

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If they like that...

Maybe they'll want to come around my place and try some of my home-made corn liquor.

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Sun will swallow Earth: Official

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Yikes

What!!! Oh my God! Oh, wait a minute, I thought you said 7.6 million years. Whew!

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Sarko verbal spat proves YouTube hit

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Paris Hilton

Something about the french

Here in Canada our former prime minister, Jean Chretien, famously choked a protester leading the press to dub it the "Shawinigan handshake", after Chretien's home town.

Paris...well, because.

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Exploding Flash catalogue rocks Dutch e-commerce site

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ghettoblaster?

So ghettoblaster is the same in Dutch as it is in English?

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Lightsaber voted top movie weapon

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What...!

No phaser?

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Knickerless celebutards: the secure data centre connection

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Obviously...

One of Sheriff Arpaio's ex inmates.

Taxi...

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Canada wins the great co-ed cluster challenge

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ouch!

"when probed by judges"...and we all know how painful THAT can be.

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Vietnamese cops jailed for death row pregnancy ruse

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surly..

it was the man who gave dong to the female inmate.

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Bike bonk bloke cops three years' probation

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old joke

There's an old joke that goes something like this. A missionary in Africa was attending a village where he was trying to teach the head man english. as they walked the perimeter of the village the missionary would point out objects and say their name aloud and the head man would repeat the word. "Tree", the missionary said and the man would repeat "tree". "Stick", the missionary said and the man would repeat "stick". Suddenly they came accross a man and womam making love. Embarassed, the missionary said "Man riding bike" and the head man became enraged, ran over and beat the other male to death. "Man riding my bike" said the head man.

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Monkey butlers a step nearer as boffins clone macaques

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It has to be said...

One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the monkeys will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new monkey overlords.

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