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Virgin Media spanked by ad watchdog over 'in your neighbourhood' fibs

joshimitsu

I send their crap back into the system

Whenever I get an anonymous letter with the stamp "Delivered By Royal Mail" I drop it in the nearest post box. Maybe if the whole nation were at it we'd waste enough of the sender's money that they stop that approach.

Similar tactics are used with estate agents who keep asking if I want to sell my house.

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Japan's unwanted IT workers dumped in 'forcing-out rooms'

joshimitsu

i was in a go-nowhere room for a while.

Used the time to do pet projects, self learning, and ultimately prepare and deploy a CV with new achievements to embellish it.

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Console accessories

joshimitsu
Meh

Lugging around a computer system in a case?

That's very 80's.

Nowt wrong with a gaming laptop / tablet for gaming on the go when a handheld / smartphone isn't enough

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Russian probe engines crap out on way to Mars

joshimitsu
Meh

It grunted its last

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Production electric motorcycle breaks 100 mile range

joshimitsu
Thumb Up

Perfect for a commuter with a garage

6 hours charge time, or buy the fast charger packs to speed it up to 1.8 hours.

My CG125 costs about £5 a week on petrol, this should be about £0.20 a week on electricity.

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NASA tells Voyager 2 to save its strength

joshimitsu
Boffin

with that kind of ping response

No chance of hosting a Crysis tournament.

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Japan develops powered armour suit for nuke workers

joshimitsu
Terminator

first to mention

both the robo lifter in Aliens and Cyberdyne System in Terminator 2.

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RIM is now worth less than its assets

joshimitsu
Headmaster

Dear AC 11:58

Nice try, but you still need to sit down and "listen" to a spelling "lesson".

You only get off the hook if you dictated your post using Siri.

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Kids! You get back in front of that Xbox right now

joshimitsu

maybe for strategy games

I doubt there's much creativity required to complete an on-the-rails FPS.

Something like Monkey Island thought, requires such out of the box thinking I just thought "wtf" on reading the strategy guide lol

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Crime-fighting Seattle superhero unmasked, fired

joshimitsu

if he really wants to fight crime

don't they have a volunteer police / community patrol scheme there?

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Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...

joshimitsu
Devil

might as well be really smart about it

and restrict the voucher to new laptops and desktops only

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Record flight is step toward HYPERSONIC SPACE AIRSHIP

joshimitsu
Stop

Big use of helium

Aren't we running out of the stuff?

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Job-seeking university bods panic over incriminating online info

joshimitsu
FAIL

privacy settings

gotta check em more often than your wall.

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Larry Ellison takes a bath on San Fran mansion

joshimitsu

yes I was imagining a 22k gold tub with diamond set facets and a special version of the Top Gear V8 blender to power the whirlpool

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Asian countries dominate global spam deluge

joshimitsu

Sounds about right

I get more spam from Pakistan than anywhere else. Even when I opt out, they opt me back in.

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Sony Tablet S

joshimitsu
Go

Would be great if it could double up as a game controller for the PS3.

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

joshimitsu

End it on a high

The last series did have some great moments (my favourite was Moss giving evidence in court)

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MC Hammer getting into search business

joshimitsu

dressed down?

i.e. no hammerpants

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Man 'drinks 2 pizzas' before skidding off road

joshimitsu

I too overcomplified how I saw it -

and assumed he had no teeth and had blended his pizza into a superthick soup

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Ten... Freeview HD recorders

joshimitsu

Decisions?

There's only 3-4 FreeSat HD recorders on the market, and Humax haven't released a new once since 2009

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iPhone 4S pay-monthly tariffs compared

joshimitsu
Boffin

invest 10 minutes sticking it all in a spreadsheet

it's easier to compare the TCO across 2 years comparing the different tariffs, contract lengths and companies.

I'm getting o2 simplicity because I get a discount on o2 broadband which is nearly as good as Be.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

joshimitsu

It's not easy trying to survive cancer

respect to him for fighting on and staying on at work - I would have retired on the first medical leave.

Anyone seen the film "Pirates of Silicon Valley"? It was a funny look at the early days of Microsoft and Apple.

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Ancient auto: still running, up for sale

joshimitsu
Stop

it'll probably crash when you try to download Battlefield 3 off it.

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

joshimitsu
Alert

Endless Loop

Like keeping a games PC up to date.

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Sweden rolls out invisible infrared tank

joshimitsu
Childcatcher

so if if is covered in adjustable temperature panels...

they would be called hexels?

Or...

Heat Emission Repressive/Productive Evasion System.

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Teen tags disintegrating comet

joshimitsu
Thumb Up

"work experience win!"

lol, too right. Good highlight to stick on her CV if she's headed for a scientific career.

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UK will obey barmy Euro unisex-insurance rules from 2013

joshimitsu

Reverse Equality

So they'll just bump up the female driver's premiums to match the men, plus another 10% for good measure.

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Hackers pierce network with jerry-rigged mouse

joshimitsu
Devil

Still relies on tricking the user...

... into plugging in a new mouse that had been received without asking for one ...

... although it is a very sly trick and likely to fool many.

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Entire London 2012 Olympics' cultural events database held on Excel

joshimitsu
Meh

meh bleh

Maybe the Excel spreadsheet will be the data entry / reporting tool, with the real data being held on a proper system.

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3D printer produces working house keys

joshimitsu
Alert

Did somebody say secure...

and database in the same sentence???!!!

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Airborne killer robot destroys Libyan anti-aircraft missile

joshimitsu
Grenade

So rather than waste the missile

let it get destroyed?

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Beeb say sorry for Stephen Fry A-bomb quip

joshimitsu
WTF?

delicate sensibilities?

For a nation that brings us game shows where people get humiliated, and some seriously freaky "adult entertainment".

LOL

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Groupon to raise $950m in massive funding round

joshimitsu
Coat

@AC 11:48

I was a Groupon skeptic, until I tried it out. It's true, most of the deals are for spas and restaurants, but sometimes stuff comes up that you never would have considered.

That was part of the appeal, it gets you into trying stuff out.

I'm off to book my skydiving lesson!

Big flappy overcoat needed in case the chute fails...

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DARPA, NASA team on '100-Year Starship' project

joshimitsu
Welcome

mind blowingly expensive meeting

In order to avoid being tied to market rate fluctuations and the withdrawal/introduction of currencies, the cost of this meeting must be measured in "number of biscuits consumed".

Thanks to Jeremy Clarkson for laying the foundations of such an important measurement unit.

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UK border police seize £500k from Nigerians' hand luggage

joshimitsu
Coat

So they ran into difficulties with the airport authorities

And now need the minor sum of (£750) "SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS UK STERLING" to make bail..

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Angry Birds addicts crash GetJar site

joshimitsu
Happy

Works on the HTC Hero.

Only stutters abit on the bigger levels.

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TV numbers sink as iOS usage rises

joshimitsu
Thumb Down

@ 0laf

I tried watching that - it was so dumbed down it gave me a headache and I ended up watching Familiy Guy instead.

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Spuds for laptop fraudsters strike in Huntingdon

joshimitsu
WTF?

They must have been REALLY high end models

Like a Macbook Pro perhaps, or a Dell Precision.

But people that stupid don't need such powerful hardware since they'll mostly use it for Facebook,

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Toshiba shows off self-deleting, self-encrypting drive

joshimitsu
Boffin

battery backup

So the key storage circuits can be wired with a battery backup that's good for about a day, and the user needs to remember to disconnect the battery if the device is sold or moved.

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Vonage offers free 3G calls for iPhone, Droid Facebookers

joshimitsu
Boffin

too much overheads?

Why does VOIP over these devices need so much bandwidth when 64kbps should be enough to carry speech?

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Vodafone upsets customers with upgrade downgrade

joshimitsu

not just an Android problem

It's been going on for years with Windows phones - Samsung released updates for the i900 but they were locked to certain carriers, and you could only get updated once your provider added their own colours to it.

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RIM answers Apple iPad with...The BlackPad*

joshimitsu
Troll

i wanna make up a silly name too

Hmmm - how about CrackPad?

And if you buy an optional coloured case for it - a redPad...

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O2 extends iPhone 4 return-for-refund window

joshimitsu
Jobs Horns

It's my phone

Sounds like a marketing tagline.

Anyway, I got a phone with another OS because you can't just plug the iphone into any other PC and use it as a USB storage device, so it's a pain copying your photos off it. My old phone had a whole bunch of photos I couldn't sync to my PC because I'd rebuilt the PC at some point. And the Windows Camera Wizard method doesn't work. And I have gave up at that point

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Before the iPad, there was the Newton

joshimitsu
Boffin

I want to know...

Will it blend?

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'Howling lesbian gangs' greet jailed Lindsay Lohan

joshimitsu

Time for a slew of new emoticons:

A Playmobil one, and a LiLo one?

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German webcam hack perv suspect cuffed

joshimitsu
Black Helicopters

And Pennsylvania, among other places

Maybe he was working from home as IT admin for a school?

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Miracle-tech that could fix almost everything: Major advance

joshimitsu
Troll

we'd still have demand for oil

To build parts for the new psuedo gap superconductor using devices

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iPhone 4 coming to T-Mobile UK

joshimitsu
Flame

T-mobile 3G

yeah mobile web on t-mobile has been poor on my Samsung i900, i do regularly get a 3G signal in London but it's still slow, and have only ever seen the HSDPA icon light up like, 3 times

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The World's best World Cup Calendar (maybe)

joshimitsu
Megaphone

Gordon...

that's ok, there's already loads of World Cup apps on the iPhoneys

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Sam Mendes to helm new Jesus Phone ads

joshimitsu
Troll

true say

One does get rather bored of the millions of HTC Android / WiMoPho variants coming out every month.

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