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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

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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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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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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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Would you leave your child alone with a cabinet minister?

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Independent Safeguarding Authority

It is predictable that any government department, commission or agency can quite happily go about its business which is the complete antithesis of its own title. Justice department hmmm, ISA hmmm, what next a Truth Commission to get to the bottom of MP expenses. You just know it makes sense... or not.

I would trust Paris with my children, although I might not trust my children with Paris!

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Jaguar opens up about future e-car plans

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Happy

Second Page

Should be labeled NSFW, just sheer PR0N.

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Amazon cuts cost of Kindle

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If they halved the price

Then I might be interested, seems there are too many people out there with too much money to burn to make Amazon think seriously about competing. They have the "unique product, unique price" attitude that is prevalent amongst some manufacturers, I'm sure we can all put the names to them.

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NASA tests rocket-disaster escape rocket

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LES

Used to be called the Launch Escape System in days of yore, i.e. during the Mercury and Apollo programs. MLAS is different in that the solid state rockets are integrated into the module rather than the old style bolt on missile with deflected thrust.

Paris cos she knows all about thrust, deflected or otherwise.

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US edges towards mobile antitrust case

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Unhappy

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

For Denmark read US mobile phone companies, US cable companies, etc. For a country that is so pro competition it is chock full of monopolies and cartels.

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Amazon may plug in-book advertising into Kindle

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WTF?

You can get a patent

for this shit!?

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Royal Society of Chemistry hunts Janet Leigh

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RSC gone loopy

They have completely lost the plot, what on earth has Psycho got to do with chemistry, tenuous link to water use and so what on earth has chemistry got to do with that. Shurely should be the Royal Hydrological Society (if it exists) or OfWat. Complete bollocks, hope the RSC members are happy with the use of their not insubstantial dues.

Paris cos she has her own shower scenes on film.

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Bing slips into bed with Twitter

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Alert

One wonders

who brought the Vaseline!

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Toshiba NB200

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FAIL

Too pricey

Infringing on the lower end of the laptop market deos not make it a goer.

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Feds: Hospital hacker's 'massive' DDoS averted

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What a complete

Bawbag.

Hopefully soon to be a cell companion of Bubba!

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Child exploitation chief to defend net snooping plans

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WTF?

Think of the bloody Children

but then if you think of them too often I bet you eventually get arrested.

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Dutch clotheshorse menaces plastic surgeon

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Grace Jones

Would eat all of them for breakfast.

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Japanese airport trials 'personal mobility vehicles'

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Wall-e

Seems they are taking cartoons too seriously in Japan. Besides I want Roo bars!

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US senators demand boycott of Iran 'snoop' firms

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Big Brother

Restrict the sale

to only us and our friends, which are not the same ones as we profess in public.

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An American Werewolf returns to London

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Noooooooooooo

Besides who will take Agutter's role and get their kit off with such abandon as Jenny always did?

Not Paris, she'd get her kit off alright but she couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag.

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Owners say iPhone 3GS is a scorcher

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Use it enough

iPhone = iToaster

bring on those crumpets!

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EU plays catch up on mobile single charger standard

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About effing time too

title says it all.

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Apple MacBook Pro firmware fritzes third-party HDDs

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FAIL

Typical

Title says it all

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Web swoons as Jackson dies

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Alien

Bleugh

looks like its time to avoid the mainstream media for a fortnight.

Alien icon looks like him, if you're on the same medication as I am.

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US kids busy bullying, sexy texting

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New phone

Unlimited Texting and Facebooking apps $9.95 pcm

new and innovative ways for you to drive to suicide those geeky goths that no-one talks to, or you can drive them to acts of mass violence.

Unlimited Picture Texting $9.95 pcm

how to screw your rep for life, take a candid shot send it to your boyfriend, he immediately passes it on to the entire Los Angeles telephone directory, Before you know it your knorks are on display for all eternity on every other perv website.

If I had a teenaged kid I would be thinking six times about a mobile phone for them.

Paris, cos she aint a teenager and she still got fucked up by her phone.

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Great Australian Firewall to censor online games

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WTF?

WTF is going on down under

They're being more restrictive than Dita von Teese's 16" waist bustiere, one wonders if the good Ms. Teese would make it through the filters!

We need a Dita icon.

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Microsoft's Bing in travel trouble

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FAIL

Bollocks

The pair of them look like any other booking/search page from any number of ticket/travel agents.

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