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Elon Musk's SpaceX seeks 'private sector Cape Canaveral'

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Mojave Spaceport...

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, we must be cautious.

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CableJive DockBoss Plus

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Why I bought a Vauxhall...

It came with a full-size USB & a 3.5mm socket instead of a fruit dock.

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Mozilla updates to Firefox 8, disables add-ons

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Add-ons disabled by default?

No Adblock Plus, no me!

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Activists tell gov to shove its net censorship plans

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The 3 tenets of politics

1: Promise everything.

2: Deliver nothing.

3: Blame someone else.

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Avira anti-virus labels itself as spyware

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Divide by zero?

nothing to see here, move along.

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Dixons stores knock £150 off RIM PlayBook

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Get root

Root it & install CyanogenMod 7.

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Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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Facepalm

It's possible LTE would displace one of the older technologies like say, EDGE.

Have you checked how often folks are stuck using EDGE instead of GPRS or 3G in the UK?

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DeLorean goes electric for 2013 roll-out

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Agreed re fruit-connector

Just go with a standard USB socket, like my Vauxhall.

Aircon will suck the batteries dry, but we'd only need it 3 days a year!

TL;DR = WANT!

(Mines the one with the Palestinian Plutonium in the pocket)

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RIAA-led mob threatens innovation, Senator warns

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Not the only problem...

It would help if O'Bama would stop appointing MAFIAA lawyers to the Supreme Court!

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Ten... earphones for mobiles

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Noise Isolation + Public road != Good thing

You really REALLY want to hear that car/bus/truck coming as you step into the road!

Loudhailer so that you can hear me over your dubstep mix.

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Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?

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P already decided

12.04 (an LTS release due next April as the version number suggests) will be codenamed Precise Pangolin.

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RIM: 'Faulty switch took out faulty-switch-proof network'

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Obviously

They had trouble installing the NSA backdoor on the servers.

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Gigantic KRAKEN fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

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Alien

The first comment made when this story hit Slashdot?

The researchers are totally off base here. These aren't self-portraits; they're writing. When transliterated into the Roman alphabet, they read "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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BBC One and bureaucracy spared in Auntie cuts

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Expected changes

I foresee the cancellation of F1, Top Gear & everything Dr Who related - the only BBC shows I watch.

This coupled with a massively increased budget for 'Stenders, Costume bl**dy Drama & Celebrity "I can't dance to save my life".

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Obama+world pays tribute to Steve Jobs

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Jobs' family to arrange "quiet" funeral

They say he didn't want anything flash.

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UK firms splash even more cash on online ads

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Oh Really?

I hadn't noticed, thanks to Adblock Plus.

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Missing moon rock found among Clinton's knickknacks

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@Naughtyhorse

"such a claim by tea partiers would be admitting man went there, and i'm pretty sure it says in that there book of theirs that we didn't."

Fixed that for you.

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MS denies secure boot will exclude Linux

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@Dirk Vandenheuvel

Yes, it will. Until it isn't.

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Boffins step closer to steam-powered Babbage computer

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Terminator

I do see where you're going with this...

http://www.ironicsans.com/images/steampunkterminator.jpg

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Why modern music sounds rubbish

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Why modern music sounds rubbish?

Simon Cowell.

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Dixons predicts Olympics will boost sales

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Dixons prays Olympics will boost sales

Title fixed.

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Two UK suspects cuffed in Anonymous manhunt

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Not Anonymous

These people have been named, therefore they cannot be members of Anonymous.

If they were members, the article would have read "two unnamed men".

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Free Ride: Disney, Fela Kuti and Google's war on copyright

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Never mind the width...

Feel the quality.

The record companies need to make music worth "stealing" again, instead of album after album of utter Cowell.

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Range Rover Evoque Si4

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Design consultant = Victoria Beckham

According to Top Gear this season.

Paris wants one in bubblegum pink to go with her Bentley.

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David Cameron turns water cannons on social networks

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I'll just leave this here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLg3lROCLoM

Of course, the conspiracy theorists will be along in a minute to explain that the riots were started by "Da Gubmint" in order to reclaim their control over the dear peepul, which has been bypassed by all this "social netw*nking 'n' stuff".

Not a black helicopter, Murdoch's illegal spy drone.

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Phone hacking arrest: Police cuff 61-year-old man

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Name has been named

BBC say it's Greg Miskiw.

This man has a claim for wrongful arrest, he is neither Australian nor 80 years old.

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Yawn.

Wake me when an 80-81 year old Australian has been arrested for this.

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Apple delivers Orange aid

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Triple fail.

1: Not everyone has an iOS device.

2: iTunes won't run on Linux.

3: Worst movie list ever.

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E-petitions site: Death wish FAIL

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"staff at Direct Gov working to remove duplicates."

"staff at Direct Gov working to remove duplicates."

Wouldn't it be better to merge duplicates rather than remove them?

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UK data watchdog 'looking into' Google+ mission creep

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"Social Networking?"

I've heard of it.

Mine's the one with "Diogenes" on the nametag.

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World's first turbine powered Batmobile hits roads

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@Chris Ward

The TV Batmobile was originally a 386 cubic inch V8 powered Lincoln Futura concept car, sold to Barris for $1.00. (Lincoln are indeed a division of Ford Motor Company)

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

A company in the US now has a license to make replicas of it, for $150,000 a time!

http://www.buybatparts.com/joomla/index.php/replicas

(Black Helicopter because Bats has one of those too)

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Asda offloads affordable Archos fondleslabs

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Shiny Circle?

Group of people who like shiny things?

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Microsoft rolls out One Big Windows strategy

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@Joe Montana

You're right. MS have missed all the boats.

My Motorola phone runs Android = Linux

My Sony Bluray & Amp both run Busybox = Linux

My Toshiba TV runs Busybox = Linux

My PCs & Laptop run Ubuntu = Linux

My MP3 runs RockBox = Linux

My SkyHD box runs Busybox = Linux (check Settings/Software/Details for 109 pages of GPL & BSD licences. Linus is mentioned by name.)

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News of the World TO CLOSE

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What the public need to realise...

Is that Rupert Murdoch owns more than one newspaper!.

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Akira Blu-ray remastered disc set

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@Bunker_Monkey

Yes, but thankfully, Keanu has dropped plans to play Kaneda.

Anyone who wants the non-Steelbook version can just give Asda 13quid like I did last night.

What I'm really waiting for at the moment is an English-subtitled version of this:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPoNTjwPb5w

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Microsoft bags two more Android patent deals

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Dear Microsoft

Evidence or GTFO.

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Brewer bashes Beeb over anti-beer bias

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I'll just leave this here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRSwo9bGHQ

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Freedoms Bill: Gov may U-turn on personal data and DNA retention

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We can but hope...

That they don't think of obtaining a DNA sample as part of the registration of a birth.

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Pirate-bothering ACS:Law lawyer goes bankrupt

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@ AC 16:04

"I'd be happy if the fucker were strung up in public as a warning to other scum of his type. "

No thanks. Bringing back the stocks should do nicely.

(If he's dead, he won't learn from his mistakes & will probably repeat them next time round.)

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'Dodgy Android apps are breaking our phones' - Motorola

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Easy fix

1: Get root

2: Install CyanogenMod

3: ???

4: Profit!

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Dodgy Android apps?

Like Motoblur?

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Hot bodies get super-slippery when wet

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He's been watching Mythbusters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZio0f7fP04

Skip ahead to 6 minutes in.

(Explosion because... well.... Mythbusters!)

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BAE coughs another $79m over US war-tech violations

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Headmaster

Two words...

Lockheed

Luftwaffe

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Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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@ Mark C Casey

The Jabba scene existed all along.

Under the CGI slug is a now deceased Irish actor named Declan Mulholland,

delivering the same lines that the subtitles showed, while wearing a hideous fur waistcoat.

It's Boba Fett who was never there. Proof? I gots proof:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itWq71Y5-B4

(Mine's the one with a lighsabre in the pocket)

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Pope says gravity proves technology can't supplant God

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As seen on the side of a London bus...

Science can fly man to the moon.

Religion can only fly him into buildings.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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We need BIG SPACE operas

Like Arthur C Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama".

+1 for Doc Smith's Lensman, also his "The Skylark of Space" series.

How about a live-action Dan Dare?

@Paul Dx & Ashton Black - The subject is "The Best Sci-Fi Film _Never_ Made.", not "My fave flick".

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Ubuntu's high-risk Linux Narwhal beta floats

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Don't like Unity?

Just select "Ubuntu Classic" session when you log in.

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WTF is... 3D printing

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Self replicating?

Reprap can print all its plastic parts already.

As the design is open source, many owners do this to recoup their costs.

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BAA promises to get its Heathrow act together

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The answer lies in Top Gear!

Their Combine Harvester/Snowplough _nearly_ worked.

Given that combines have a power feed at the front for the harvester bits,

a snow blower attachment might have been a better idea.

BAA could keep a dozen or so of these attachments at each airport,

and when the weather starts looking dodgy, rent some combines from nearby farmers.

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Microsoft Kinect hacked to control the PS3

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Cue Sony lawsuit in 3...2...1...

See title

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