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Axed staffers hijack HMV Twitter account: 'We're tweeting LIVE from HR'

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@dz-015

Agreed.

As Confucious never said:- "Once the avalanche has begun, it is too late for the mountain to vote."

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Harry Potter's Filch conjures Doctor Who's dead first time-lord

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But who...

would be right to play Troughton & Pertwee?

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Alien space rocks EXPLODE in fireball over Japan

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FAIL

Video Fail

Due to "crossdomain policy restrictions".

Did Reg mean this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAQxmhSJXfQ

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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"Weird Al" Yankovic was right...

This NRA spokesman appears in the movie "UHF":-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgSOCYhwLJ8

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Patent trolling surges, but righteous cavalry on the way

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Re: Wrong legislation wording

Better yet: If the answer is no, then the litigant pays double the defendant's cost and the patent is awarded to the defendant because they obviously _do_ produce technology that the patent covers.

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US court ungags Yelp reviewer who dissed builder

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Stop

Truth != Libel

/discussion.

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Thunderbolt interface strikes YOUR PC: What's the damage?

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Obligatory XKCD

http://xkcd.com/927/

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UK.gov: You didn't trust us with your ID, so we gave it to private biz

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FAIL

Re: ... eradicate terrorism and pedophilia.

"The Tories and Labour are cut from the same cloth"

The problem is neither the Tories nor Labour. The actual problem is the un-elected (un)civil servants pushing this along.

"Yes, Prime Minister" was a docudrama, not a sitcom!

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Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request

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Devil

ACTA == Hydra

Chop off one head and two more grow in its place.

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Parliament: Snoop Charter plan 'too sweeping', 'misleading', 'suspicious'

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"require CSPs to retain web logs up to the first "/"."

So the CSPs will have to retain logs that contain "http:/" and "https:/"?

I think I'll be OK with that.

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Report blasts NASA for 'lack of consensus' on goals, plans

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Re: Pot calling the kettle black?

Upvoted for truth!

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Revealed: ITU's deep packet snooping standard leaks online

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Pirate

Re: Standardisation.

On the upside, standardization would also allow for a single method of bypassing DPI.

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Elon Musk jumps overboard from Paul Allen's GIANT MOTHERSHIP

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Boffin

Skylon

That is all.

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

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Childcatcher

Could be worse...

Could be called "Hashtag.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/nov/28/baby-hashtag-silliest-name-ever

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Titsup Windows 8 PayPal payments snare upgraders

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Re: Handy Tip

If you have dual boot and need to install Windows you need to install to a separate drive which is not your normal boot drive (unless you don't mind re-installing your bootloader)

Not necessary. Just install Windows _first_, then use your Linux LiveCD to resize/repartition the drive & then install.

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

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Trollface

They've found the best way to kickstart manned exploration missions...

GOLD!

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Star Wars VII: The Disney Movie signs Toy Story III script genius

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Alert

I feel a great disturbance in The Force...

As if "Jar Jar - the Musical" was coming soon.

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Apple removes apology-hiding JavaScript from UK website

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Headmaster

That would be "Contempt of Court"

Which translates as:-

Go to jail.

Go directly to jail.

Do not pass go.

Do not collect $200.

Stay there until the judge decides you're sorry.

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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

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Dear Egypt...

You may be interested in the story of King Canute.

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EPA likes clouds – as long as they're Microsoft's

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Big Brother

The real problem with cloud computing...

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/governments-attack-cloud-computing

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

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Obligatory...

I have a bad feeling about this.

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Android, heal thyself

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FAIL

Latest Android may be secure

But UK carriers will wait 6-9 months before passing it along, if they ever do at all.

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Canonical flings out Ubuntu 12.10 – now with OPTIONAL Bezos suck

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Linux

Final release is today...

But the day ain't over yet!

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'No cutting off people's internet based on secret evidence'

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Pirate

Dear MAFIAA,

"Because we say so" isn't good enough.

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Study finds file sharers buy more music

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MAFIAA response.....

(with fingers in ears) LALALALALALALALA! We're not listening to you!

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Swiss photographer sues Apple for pilfering her eyeball

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Re: Last paragraph of story

Inq are reporting that Apple HAS now licensed the Swiss Rail clock.

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Archaeologists resume Antikythera Mechanism hunt

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Black Helicopters

Re: Aliens done it.

It's not alien, it's Atlantean!

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Pirate Bay site sinks, Swedish police raid its ISP

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TPB /is/ time-shifting

Just not in the direction the MAFIAA wanted.

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UK electric car funding - another subsidy for the RICH, say MPs

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Re: Charging

Surely safer to put down inductive charging loops next time the roads are resurfaced.

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Samsung's appeal gaffe keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in US

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Re: I don't get it

'Tis International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Johnny lad!

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UK.gov squatting on £1bn IPv4 motherlode

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Re: When I worked there

"You think they pay $20,000 for a hammer? $30,000 for a toilet seat?" - Independance Day

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NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN

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Re: But-

So, just outside the Cardynge Limit then?

(Mine's the one with a pair of DeLameters in the pockets)

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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Re: What the Foreman said...

"Is that justice?"

Sadly, yes.

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Success! Curiosity Mars lander arrives precisely on schedule

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Alien

As I understand things, taking a look for the skycrane is one of the mission objectives.

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Disk demand after Thai floods drains away - unlike Seagate's coffers

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Why HDD sales _really_ fell.

Dear Seagate/WD,

Lower prices == more unit sales == more profiits

We've all been waiting for prices to drop since the flood happened.

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Disappearing space dust belt baffles boffins

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Alien

Locals are building a Sunbeam

Because they expect a Boskonian attack.

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US federal boffins insist that mermaids DON'T exist

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Disney to file lawsuit in 3...2...1...

Noone wins but the lawyers!

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No need to comply with data laws if it's too difficult - EU ministers

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WTF?

"Implied Consent"

Isn't.

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LCD TV shipments slip for FIRST TIME EVER

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FAIL

"LCD TV shipments slip for FIRST TIME EVER"

Because world+dog already has one (or more).

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Apple silences mute kids' speech app in patent blowup

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Stop

Prior Art

Whilst at my first ever job in 1983, working for the local Acorn dealership, I was involved in coding a system that did EXACTLY this using the BBC Micro and the BLISS symbol library for a local special school.

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Blighty's new anti-bribe law will do more HARM than good

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Re: Blame the US

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

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Re: Blame the US

Two words:-

Lockheed. Luftwaffe.

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Samsung's projector phone beamed up to Blighty

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Re: 720p...

Never mind the pixels, feel the lumens.

A video projector that only works in coal mine at midnight worse than useless

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Samsung 'to launch Galaxy S III in US', snubs Apple's ban bid

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It's a good job the USPTO wasn't this stupid 100 years ago...

If it were, Edison would have been able to patent "Using electricity to power a device".

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Strong ARM: The Acorn Archimedes is 25

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Ah, memories.

I had a 3010, and still have a RiscPC StrongARM - which still runs!

Christian, Acorns before the RiscPC had to share video memory with program memory, all 0.5 to 4MB of it.

The RiscPC was available with an optional 1 or 2 MB VRAM stick.

Note that those memory amounts are MEGABYTES not GIGABYTES. ISTR paying over 100ukp to upgrade my A3010 to 2MB.

(Mine's the one with a Risc OS Programmer's Reference Manual set in the pocket)

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EU vows to make asylum-seeker database 'more efficient'

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EU vows to make asylum-seeker database 'more efficient'

By leaving it on the bus?

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Ten... Star Wars videogame classics

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Mushroom

Original Arcade game protip

5000 bonus points for NOT shooting whilst flying down the trench.

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BBC deletes Blue Peter from BBC One

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I believe this to be a good thing...

When I watched kid's BBC (back before the dawn of time), I was always really annoyed when it got pre-empted for the budget, tennis, snooker or pro-celebrity tiddleywinks.

Dedicated channels like CBBC/CBeebies will not see this.

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Cameron's F-35 U-turn: BAE Systems still calls the shots at No 10

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Re: It's all so depressing...

There _was_ a supersonic Harrier in development, until the Gubmint of the day canned it in 1965 to buy F4 Phantoms.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_P.1154

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Queen unveils draft internet super-snoop bill - with clauses

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Big Brother

Note for GCHQ:-

Expect large uptick in highly encrypted email.

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