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Oracle prez admits 8 1/2 years with billboard woman

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FAIL

Who cares

seriously who cares.

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Amazon offers publishers pre-iSlate Kindle bribes

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Pint

Publishers

Soon to be one of those endangered species I think, certainly if I was an author deriving any wodges from ebooks I would be considering my options and my publishers cut rather closely.

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One second-hand space shuttle: Yours for $29m

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Nope

Not 'a completely different way of going into space' but a completely different way of coming back from space, if anything the use of solid fuel boosters could be seen as a retrograde step. However, the use of an unpowered liftng body to get from the upper atmosphere to the ground is truly innovative.

Paris cos she knows all about re-entry.

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Asus confirms e-book reader trio

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Price will be

Whatever the Kindle is -$10.

Paris cos she is available in flash.

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Is Mandy right to cut science funding?

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Mandy

Is hardly ever right, and he definitely isn't about this one, why do we have someone with a degree in PPand E in charge of this sort of thing. If this goes through it will be on a par with John Harvey Jones' decision to slash R&D at ICI, great in the very short term but absolute disaster for any future products, or in this case graduates. Mandy needs to realize that without scientists and engineers and the products they research and develop the E in his PPE is fucked, trying to predict which piece of research is going to be the basis of a new area of industry is like pissing into the wind with the full expectation of staying dry.

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Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers

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I think

The senior officer should away an bile his heid!

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Keene IRAnywhere

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Sounds like

a godsend to those who have FTP boxes in their home countries linked to a PVR enabled HTPC.

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Court: iPod hearing loss your fault, not Apple's

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good god

A court decision that makes sense from a US court, has the world gone mad? next thing you know we'll be able to get hot coffee and burn our mouths with gay (non pejorative use of the word) abandon.

Paris cos she has a label 'Hot may cause burns!" Presumably friction ones.

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How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes

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@ Steven Hunter

nought [nɔːt]

n also naught ought aught

(Mathematics) another name for zero: used esp in counting or numbering

n & adj & adv

a variant spelling of naught

[Old English nōwiht, from ne not, no + ōwiht something; see whit]

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Twat of the decade

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Research suggests Wii Fit is no flab fighter

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Doesn't take long

To realize you can achieve the required movements lying on the sofa munching a burger quaffing a 32oz coke.

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Apple cancels Christmas... if you want a 27 inch iMac

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Ermmm

HOHOHO

have I got a surprise for you Lil Stevie, all your all in ones belong us.

Paris cos she knows what a boy wants for Christmas.

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Italian prosecutors seek jail time for Google execs

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This is a bollocks

Lawsuit, if it hadn't been on youtube then the offenders likely wouldn't have been caught.

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Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 2TB HDD

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Something wrong here

I have a 64GB SSDNow and a 2Gb ondisk file copy of mp3 files takes a little under a minute.

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Microsoft admits Mac was Windows 7 muse

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Plague on both their houses

OS X: certainly not as stable as is reputed, could hang my macbook pretty much on demand. Left with an inoperable reboot cycling Macbook after a software update.

Vista: crud.

W7: Less crud, but still issues, permissions seem to be a bit messed up with administrators being told they need administrator rights to delete stuff, WMC is a joke when it 'shuts down' i.e. it don't. It is a lot more difficult to crash, though I still manage that sometimes. UAC, despite being less of a pain than in Vista, has been disabled by every W7 user I know.

Paris cos we all know she uses Slackware

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Kingston SSD Now V 40GB boot drive

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64Gb version already in use

Had it for a few months now, some tweaking regards redirecting file locations and turning off indexing and keeping the number of machine initiated writes to a minimum is required. I use it as the boot drive on my HTPC which has mechanical drives for video/audio storage. The SSD gives the front end (WMC or MediaPortal) a much snappier feel and keeps the boot to the W7 powered HTPC frontend to about 30 seconds from a cold start. Overall I would recommend it, got mine for $109 from Newegg a while back and worth every red cent.

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Is this the world's dirtiest PC?

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Seen similar

Worst environments are dry heated buildings which are carpeted, especially bedrooms. Think of where all that dead skin goes! Another disgusting place is a kitchen I have received a non working PC for repair which literally had a 2mm coating of grease on every surface, inside and out. repair consisted of a can of lighter fluid and a match.

Paris cos she knows all about dirt

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US start-up punts family friendly netbook appliance

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Bloody expensive

You better be offering more than that for the sort of money I would spend on a relatively decent laptop. Or half a macbook, oh wait I said decent didn't I!

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Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

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1 out of 3

Only had 1 trashed system out of 3 upgraded, the other 2 work perfectly. The 3rd well it got W7 installed, needed it up and running fast and a 30 minute install appealed versus a 3 hour fight.

Paris cos... who knows why just cos.

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Wintel 7 machines freeze out iPhone

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Pint

Nothing new

There was a similar issue with certain USB chips under XP, caused write errors to external CDRW and DVDRW drives, don't think it was ever resolved as I think the word went around to avoid certain USB controller chips if you were using an external optical writer. Mind you some would argue that anyone using iTunes or WMP gets exactly what they deserve!

Beer cos it's Friday night!

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Windows 7 - The Reg reader review redux

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4 installations

One on a 4GB dual core AMD desktop, 32 bit, took about 20 minutes, another on a 4GB quad core Q6600 32 bit with a 64GB SSD, and 2x 4TB RAIDs took about 30 minutes after updating some PCI card drivers, another on an 8GB triple core 64 bit took about 25 minutes (this machine also dual boots Ubuntu 9.10 faultlessly), and finally on a lenovo Y550 laptop dual core 3GB 32 Bit took 20 minutes. All installations apart from the laptop have been operational since the RTM and none of them have had any serious issues, I haven't noticed any increased time to desktop on boot, and if my machine was taking 20 minutes to get to a desktop I would be threatening it with a screwdriver at the very least!

Paris cos 20 minutes is probably too long for her!

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Windows 7 - the Reg reader verdict

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Happy

Really quite good

I've been using it on 2 machines, one an HTPC the other a work machine since the RTM some time ago. TBH I've had little to no issues, couple of BSODs which I tied down to a bad memory stick.

Just installed UBUNTU 9.10 on the work machine in dual boot ith W7 and they live together very well, in the past whenever I tried this the GRUB usually ended up screwing the W7 boot or screwing the UBUNU one, this time the W7 partition is chainloaded perfectly from the UBUNTU GRUB. I have had a couple of driver issues on the work machine I have yt to find a working 64bit driver for a Toshiba 453 printer/copier, the vista 64 one doesn't cut it.

The HTPC machine has a tuner card, firefly RF remote control, Quad Core 6600 with 4GB DDR2. It has to run 4GB of RAM due to the limitations of the Hauppage Dual tuner, pah!, but no other issues found, this machine is on 24/7 and only reboots when updates require it. During installation the installer detected the cheapo SATA RAID card I use (Rosewill 209) but didn't install drivers, following the final reboot into windows a quick visit to windows update donloaded and installed the required drivers. The 4 drives which were actually 2 XP spanned volumes were immediately picked up and correctly mounted.

Overall impressed, UAC lasted about 5 minutes until I figured out how to disable it!

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Top prices, old shows - the Beeb's iPlayer goes global

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Pirate

For $10 an episode

I want something that is a bit more challenging than the latest RTD drivel. In fact I would be hard put to think of any TV episode of any show that is worth that for a single viewing, christ a multi-million dollar movie will retail for that within a year of it's release. This particular BBC exec needs a swift kick in the nazzums.

All of the BBC's output is available on various club based P2P services within 2 hours of broadcast, cost nil, if the BBC offered a licensed service for its foreign followers these outfits would decline leaving only the tardest of freetards.

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Malware torrent delivered over Google, Yahoo! ad services

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Hmmm

Adblock Plus anyone?

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Mozilla plans to tie Firefox 3.7 pigtails in pretty Ribbon

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Who cares

New UI new learning curve, deal with it.

Paris learns new positions all the time.

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AMD to reverse pay cuts

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Fell off my Chair

the very thought of a corporation doing something legit.

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Britons warned of plague of the 'supercats'

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Pussy Pogrom

S'what I said all along kill the cats, Cat protection league to be disbanded and replaced by a Catfinder General service.

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Peugeot looks to 1940s for quirky e-car design

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Joke

@AC

If you're in Amish country and you see a guy with his arm up a horse's arse, he's the mechanic!

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FAIL

Just how

ugly can you make a car, seems auto designers know no bounds.

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Human brain 'works like US presidential elections'

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What

You mean I have to go to court to get a decision made?

Paris cos... well she was in pole position and she was first past the post.

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NZ scientists identify giant, man-eating eagle

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Haast's Eagle

Been known about for a while, I remember seeing a Documentary concerning this and other giant NZ fauna "Monsters We Met".

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Florida cops cage 'Dracula'

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Outrageous

You take this guy presume his guilt, display his face to the whole world and not a mention of Dueling Banjos!

Paris cos she knows her way round a banjo, a hairy one at least.

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German boffins invent steel Velcro

Efros

Looks Painful

Just as well it's for buildings, would be lethal on your trouser pockets.

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Apple Store pillaged in 31 seconds

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Happy

I always knew

Tony Soprano had no taste.

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Brit inventor wants prison for patent crims

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Perhaps

The submitters of bogus patents and those nulled by prior art or not being innovative should be charged double should their patent be declined. Might stop the crap that is being given patents nowadays, or just stop software patents in the US, I'm sure that would help.

Paris cos she knows all about patent, leather that is.

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US broadband speeds 15 years behind South Korea

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Telcos

This side of the pond have insufficient competition in most areas to make them even in the slightest bit aware of customer service. Infrastructure investment or rather the lack of it will one day bring the USA to its knees. Too many decisions are made on the basis of how much tax payers will like it or will it cause me to lose the next election, little or no investment in the future in terms of infrastructure repair or indeed new building goes on. When it is undertaken the participants think Christmas has arrived early. The Big Dig in Boston was one of the largest investments in the US in the last 100 years, massive overruns and massive payouts to crooks of all persuasions, those with mob connections and those with Wall Street ones, who are the most deadly. So the lack of quality Broadband is hardly surprising, they still advertise dialup on TV FFS!

Paris cos she knows all about infrastructures and where to put them.

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Swedish court orders The Pirate Bay shutdown

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Joke

Hmm

there is something rotten in the state of.... oh shit it's in Sweden isn't it. Damn.

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Online minor marketing law marked web's 'worst'

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@Brett Brennan

Erm I live in Maine and I'm on a 20Mb/s line, cant get a bus or a taxi, or indeed a decent curry but the broadband is pretty good. We even have lecktricity to run all this stuff. Unfortunately our legislature believes we are California, but with a population less than the Greater Glasgow area in a state slightly bigger than Scotland they are legislation heavy and thought light.

Paris cos she's a lumberjack you know.

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Class Rings

Pah, they sell these gaudy pieces of ugly junk to gullible teens with pliant parents for exorbitant prices, I can live with Jostens discomfiture.

Paris cos her ring is class.

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GGF plans to steer The Pirate Bay freeloaders straight

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Ok now you owe me a new keyboard

Just sprayed this one and the screen choking on the laughter. Steering freeloaders straight, give me a break. These people should start writing fantasy novels, they at least can make money.

Paris cos even she can see when something just aint gonna work.

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Windows XP customers positive but split on Windows 7

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Windows 7 Install

Bit the bullet and installed W7 on my HTPC, using an SSD for the boot drive. Only issue that was thrown up was the Sil 3114 RAID controller on one of my PCI cards was not installed. Quick trawl of the net yielded some Vista drivers tried those, card wouldn't start error 10. Bah! did a Windows update, following which I was informed that there were other optional updates, quick scan of these showed Sil 3114 driver, installed bam RAID controller working, not only that but the XP dynamic disks on this card were picked up and mounted. All the doohickeys attached to this machine had drivers available or were relatively easily installed. Doohickeys include, EP45 UD3R mobo, Q6600 cpu, 1394 card, Sil 3114 RAID card, Hauppage PVR 150, Snapstrem Firefly RF Remote, Eye-Fi manager. Response from the SSD is very good, the armchair experience is snappy, the only lasting annoyance are the Nvidia drivers, Nvidia just can't seem to get their heads around the fact that most people still have CRT TVs, I had to downgrade to older drivers to get the overscan to work properly on my TV, but I had similar problems with XP Nvidia drivers.

Overall a good experience, but then my old XP install was approaching 5 years old and was very creaky, if I wasn't planning a total reinstall and I didn't have a Technet sub would I have done it? Probably not.

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Twitter transformed into botnet command channel

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Well at least

Someone has found a use for it.

Paris doesn't tweet but she does have a ...

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Microsoft releases Windows 7 to MSDN, TechNet today

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Downloading now

1:20 pm EST W7 has appeared on Tech Net

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Efros

quote from technet

"Thanks for your inquiry, Efros. Possibly, the Windows 7 would be released in the afternoon Pacific daylight time."

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Murdoch says Page 3 won't be free from next year

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Good luck with that one Rupe

Paying for online access to the WSJ is slightly different to doing the same for access to the Currant Bun. Seems the Dirty Digger can't squeeze enough money out of people these days so he has to try and rewrite the rules, I wonder if he will learn before or after the hit count on the currantbun.com remains static for a week

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IT grad sues school over failed job hunt

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GPA of 2.7

That is crrrap, a lower second equates to a GPA of 3.4 so she's looking at a very poor third or less.

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Canadian uni catches the rebranding sniffles

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Pint

Rebels???

I'm not sure attempting to maintain the status quo can be construed as rebellious. With a name like Waterloo they should have gone for the ABBA Glam Rock look, or alternatively to wind up the Quebecois with allusions to Napoleons... erm Waterloo I suppose.

Beer is always welcomed by demoing students, whatever the cause.

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Kingston SSD Now V

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I have the 64GB version

cost $109 in a sale, replaced an aging 40GB system drive on an HTPC. It really is noticeable. The menus in Mediaportal are snappier, programs load faster, the OS itself boots a helluva lot quicker. I shifted all the temp files, caches etc to a secondary HD and to be honest any new builds I do will have an SSD for the OS.

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Astroplumbers fix US space superloo

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One wonders

If the judicious application of a 15lb lump hammer fixed the problem and also whether the said astroplumber displayed the required inchage of plumbers crack.

Paris cos she needs to go into space for her next 'leaked' video.

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Wikipedia's Gallery guy hung up to dry?

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Slippery Bastards

Wikicult have really screwed up this time, they can be as slippery as they like, the images were copyright not the original artwork. Consequently they are guilty of copyright theft. I hate analogies but this instance begs for one, next time you're in the National Portrait Gallery go pilfer some postcards from the giftshop and see how the dead author defense stands in court.

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