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SpaceX breaks ground on first commercial spaceport in Texas

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Virgin Galactic picked a better home base

Yes, I know this place is further south for extra free thrust, but VG's has the better name:-

"Mojave Spaceport" - (You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.)

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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No one asked him the important question!

Did Apple start the "charge in the microwave" story to make the gullible buy 2 each?

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Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking Crescent Bay prototype

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Re: headphones

"Actually, if you look at it, it seems "the electronics" is basically a cell-phone on the front. It's rounded like one."

That's because the display uses the screen from a Samsung Note 3.

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Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring

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Re: How to win friends...

I call OXYMORON. You used government & intelligence in the same sentence!

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Buying memory in the iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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Re: Sigh! ...Industry issue... not an Apple one...

Sadly, Nexus (Nexii?) don't have MicroSD slots.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Re: nearly $1000

"But you can't buy a car that says "I'm a twat" for that price, though."

I'm pretty sure you _could_ get a used Audi for that much!

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NFC woes to come

I can see the banks jumping onto Apple Pay, and leaving Android handsets with NFC by the wayside as they have been doing since 2010.

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

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Hmmm,

Will this run on a VM I wonder?

+1 to buying this guy a pint!

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Scottish independence: Will it really TEAR the HEART from IT firms?

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The REAL problem with Scottish independance

HM Customs will be able to impose an additional import duty on whisky!

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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Lucky me

These are all *@gmail.com usernames. I've always dismissed the "Convert your googlemail.com address to gmail.com" popup box.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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Obligatory Mythbusters quote:-

"When in doubt, C4!"

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A Terabyte in my HOUSE? Got more than that in my POCKET

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Re: Not really useful

Didn't see that bit. Maybe this will be worth looking at after all...

Pity the website doesn't actually list the so-called "compatible cameras".

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Not really useful

Why does no-one make one of these that can be WRITTEN TO using wifi.

It would be SO useful for a photographer.

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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

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Re: Unicorn

No, it's just a coincidence.

The development codename is always an alliteratively described animal (Warty Warthog, Dapper Drake, Utopic Unicorn, etc) chosen by Ubuntu's SABDFL* Mark Shuttleworth.

The next codename will be chosen this month, ahead of next month's release and will be something like "Velvety Vole" or similar.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames for details

*SABDFL - Supreme Absolute Benevolent Dictator For Life.

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Vodafone pay-by-bonk launch may signal iPhone 6 NFC plans

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TL;DR

Apple to claim invention of NFC in 5...4...3...

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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Steady on, there's no need for language like that, old chum!

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Feds salute plucky human ROBOT-FIGHTERS

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Laws need to be passed

Robocalls NEED banning in the UK.

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World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs

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Re: Aviation geeks

Monkey Bob - try this site. It seems fairly comprehensive:-

http://www.airshows.org.uk/2014/calendar/uk-airshow-calendar.html

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Researcher snaps a Zeus hacker's photo through his webcam

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Bhatt missed a trick.

He should have replied to the phishing email by saying:-

"That's not the dead guy outside OUR office, Our dead guy looks like this" and attach the scammer's webcam feed URL

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Facebook wants Linux networking as good as FreeBSD

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Perhaps

Zuckerberg wants into Linux because few Linux Users are FacePlanters?

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Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

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Re: Slightly speculative indeed

"Apart from the Apollo 12 rum incident, how often are harpoons launched in space?"

I believe you'll find your answer here:- http://xkcd.com/1402/

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Recording lawsuit targets Ford, GM in-car CD recorders

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Re: Hard Time Make Them Envious of Hard Disks?

"No doubt the 'recording industry' would like to sue me for not buying something to use in the player."

Give it time...

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iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple

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Re: Really?

Apple won't use NFC because they don't hold the patent.

The patent for NFC payments is owned by Visa & Samsung <-- because this?

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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Re: No lawyer?

Lawyers couldn't take the pay cut

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THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy

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Reds are OK for any size NAS

I've been running 16X 3TB Reds in my home server for nearly 2 years now without any trouble whatsoever.

I'll probably start swapping to 6TB drives when they eventually start dying.

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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Bad news, everyone!

As a woman, her cabinet position is safe under today's reshuffle.

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Scotland using English tld?

Shouldn't the tld be .alba ?

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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Actually R'y'leh is UNDER the South Pacific!

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Re: Get a grip

GCHQ Shill downvoted.

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UK.gov warned: Small biz bods 'blunted' by broadband bumbling

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FAIL

Obvious reason is obvious...

BT would rather charge £500 install & £100/week for a leased line.

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UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention

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Meanwhile in 2016...

Parliamentary review of this "new law":-

Politician#1: "Why has this got a sunset clause?"

Politician#2: "We don't need that! Let's delete it."

Politican#3: "OK. All in favour?"

Direction: All present raise hands

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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A staffer no-one seems to have heard of.

The only thing I can think of is that this mystery staffer is/was a BBC America Spanish translator, who needed the scripts to come up with suitable subtitles for the show.

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Re: It's for kids

It is only compulsory to grow old. Growing up is completely optional.

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Re: I'd like to see the day

Remember the good old days?

When Top Gear confined its insults to caravanners?

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: Making it Pay

And who pays the Home Office so they can pay the ISPs I wonder?

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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Leaving this here...

http://manconquersspace.com/MCSEnter.html

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Re: Nut allergy

At least you didn't get as far as Communication, Logistics and Information Technology!

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Intel pleads for €1bn EU fine to be overturned, is DENIED

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Re: @P010nium "They paid it when........."

"Paying kickbacks to the German dealer .... OK, that WAS illegal :-)"

There is precedent however - search for "Lockheed and Luftwaffe"

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Apple is KILLING OFF BONKING, cries mobe research dude

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Bonk also works at Boots, McD's & Aldi.

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New 'Windows-8.1-with-Bing': How's it different from Windows 8.1?

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There is no Dark Side of the Force - It is all Marketing

This is obviously marketings plan to massively boost Bing's market share by counting every system sold.

That same marketing department will also carefully forget to subtract users who immediately switch search engine as soon as they boot up their new toy (ie: all of them).

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Facebook wants MORE EXPLICIT SHARING

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Said it before, I'll say it again...

No Faceplant, no problem!

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Pirate Party runs aground in European Parliamentary elections

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No Pirates to vote for here...

UKIP

Real UKIP

Provisional UKIP

Continuity UKIP

BNP

Green

Plaid Cymru

And then there were the no-hopers.

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Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Obligatory Star Wars quote...

"I have a very bad feeling about this."

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US giant NBC 'leaks' PRIVATE Amazon keys in Github Glenn gaffe

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Delays..

"We've asked NBC Universal and GitHub for comment on this reported incident, but we haven't heard back from them."

Because NBC are already prodding their lawyers into (un)life.

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Multiplayer Elite to debut on May 30th

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Also available...

Chris (Wing Commander) Roberts' latest offering "Star Citizen" goes multiplayer beta starting May 29th, and starts at $35 to jump in (choose a starship from $30 plus $5 "Arena Commander pass").

Star Citizen is a wholly crowdfunded MMO Space Sim with FPS capabilities (Current funding is approx $43.8million and counting).

Unlike Eve Online or Elite, you are not the ship, you are the pilot and can get up & walk around your ship.You can land on a planet, get out of your ship and go to the trading outpost, weapons boutique, ship dealership, police station or pub.

Arena Commander is a space sim within the main Star Citizen game.

See http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com

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Crypto-guru slams 'NSA-proof' tech, says today's crypto is strong enough

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Big Brother

If encryption can delay NSA access beyond the heat-death of the Universe, it should be just about enough.

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Stop bullying SUPER FAT GODZILLA, urge movie stars

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Re: "It's been sixty years..."

Article is referring to the original 1954 release of "Gojira" - the first appearance of Biggie G

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UK's pirate-nagging VCAP scheme WON'T have penalties – report

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Re: Remember Kids

No. Simon Cowell is killing music!

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NHS patient data storm: Govt lords SLAP DOWN privacy protections

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Re: It might be illuminating ...

You may be cynical, but I won't say you're wrong.

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Traffic light vulns leave doors wide open to Italian Job-style hacks

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Re: Hack away you can't do worse than Bristol City Council

This done by intent.

The idea is apparently to discourage inner-city motoring, rather than improve traffic flow & lower pollution.

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