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Hitachi buys Horizon to save UK's nuclear future

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Fuck the environment

We need lots of energy now!

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Light ties itself in knots - spontaneously

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Light Sabre

At last!

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WD blames hard drive woes on dominant mobile gear, feeble PCs

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Having just been subjected to

WD Smartware, if ever a POS software package was misnamed this is the one. If I was WD I'd be looking in house for some of their problems, or even better just have a look at their customer forums.

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Retailer leaks iPad Mini price list starting at £200

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All these iPads

I wonder if Apple'll ever issue iPads with wings, or those clever ones that stick to the inside of your knickers... wait a minute, guess I got the wrong forum.

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10 million iPad minis to 'outshine' their big brother this quarter

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Hard put to find any! American products that is.

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JK Rowling's adult novel arrives on ebook full of FAIL

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Re: Another eBook rip-off

I've seen some Adobe DRMed digital editions which you are not allowed to read aloud.

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I wonder

If the flaws were in the inevitable torrented versions.

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Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

Efros

Patent... really!

You might as well patent the idea of a cardboard box.

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Google's Android celebrates fourth birthday

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You could say that about most humans.

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OLYMPIC SECRETS to stay locked up for 15 YEARS

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Paris Hilton

Re: 50km if they were printed out...

If "28,901.73 Paris Hiltons." were all laid in a row, no one would be surprised.

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How hard is 3D printing?

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Aaaarghhh!

Want one...!

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Manchester is 'PIRATE CAPITAL of the UK'

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I wonder how many mp3's are downloaded from youtube using the plethora of websites that will quite happily convert them for you.

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IBM scientists take image of atomic bonds

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Not C60

That aint a buckyball, No pentagons, I think that image is one of the " polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which have linked rings of carbon atoms at their cores."

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Ultimate bacon sarnie scrap starts to sizzle

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Has to be

Bacon, heavily smoked Ayrshire back bacon, an abundance of it served in the maw of a heavily buttered Glasgow roll. These are the chewy baked goods only available from corner shops in and around Glasgow, well fired takes you to charcoal and cinders on the topside with chewy goodness underneath. Sauce should be of the HP variety and of course is best when also served with a fried egg and/or indeed a tattie scone on top, although this may offend the purists it does help the carb and protein intake so vital when combating the effects of 200 fl oz of Belhaven 90/- the night before.

I think we need a bacon buttie icon.

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Why I've got a sync'ing feeling about Amazon's new Kindle Fire

Efros

Re: @ LDS

you can transfer all the epubs you like but there is no native support for them on a Kindle, you would have to install something like Aldiko or use Calibre to convert the epub into a mobi.

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'Nutjob' serves half-baked Raspberry PI scam

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Pint

I sometimes wish there were more people like you, or indeed myself in public facing roles. Would make customer service much more interesting.

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Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul

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Re: Kudos to the author

Valuable, but only employ 50000 people in America.

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Re: unlicensed music illegally on iTunes?

http://bit.ly/PSD5BV

Rap so music moniker may be subject to argument.

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Re: A moralist predicts the future

Firewire was Apple's name for the IEEE 1394 interface, whilst Apple indeed contributed heavily to the development and patent pool the license for each item was set at $0.25. The reason USB 1.0 and 2.0 were successful despite IEEE 1394's greater performance was that the hardware for IEEE 1394 was significantly more expensive, in a tight margin market this will kill or severely limit the implementation of a product.

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Neil Armstrong dies aged 82

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I wonder

How many of my generation (50ish) were influenced by this man and his contemporaries. I remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the lunar landings in July of 1969, I also know that society at that time was probably more pro science that at any time before or since. It certainly affected my choice of subjects at school and my chosen academic path and ultimately profession. He will be sadly missed, a brave, modest and intelligent man, qualities that are rare let alone to be found in one individual. When asked about his relative lack of exercise when compared to his fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong said, "I believe God gave us all a limited number of heart beats,and I will be damned if I use mine up running up and down the street."

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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Should have been

$5 Billion awarded to both, banning of all infringing hardware from both manufacturers and a kick in the bollocks for both sets of lawyers.

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South Korea bans Apple's AND Samsung's ageing phones, tabs

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Sounds as if

The Judge knows his Shakespeare: "A plague o' both your houses!"

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Teflon slips smoothly over LOHAN's mighty rod

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Should have read

TEFLON SLIPS SMOOTHLY OVER LOHAN'S MIGHTY LUBED ROD

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Citi rubbishes Nasdaq compensation offer for Facebook IPOcalypse

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Somewhat ironic

citigroup whining about a single fuck up, considering they were a major TARP beneficiary, a result of years of fuck ups!

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Barnes & Noble Nooks bound for Blighty

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Re: The problem isn't...

Nook app in Android, and iOS as well as a browser reader. All of which will allow sideloading of epubs.

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

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Behind every great man's acheivements

There's an argument with her inside.

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Windows 8: Microsoft's tablet-desktop still painful to swallow

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Finding it Clean

Not a great user of the start button or the associated menu, I was always a quick launch toolbar sort of person. TBH this windows incarnation has just given me more room on my taskbar to accommodate even more icons in my QL. Personally not a fan of pinning, takes up too much room. Everything installed without a hitch, I only had to replace the windows sound driver as the sound levels were too low. After a few minor WTFs I've now settled down to realising that it's actually not bad and probably within the week will take the plunge and stick it on the SSD laptop.

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First tranche of Windows 8 released via MSDN and TechNet

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Working now

but very slow. Would seem to me that they really need to embrace torrenting when this sort of release happens.

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Technet site

Buckling I think, getting errors on request for license keys and for downloads.

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BBC gives itself a gold in 700Gbit-a-second Olympic vid sprint

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Re: US viewer here. Please, can I pay the license fee?

If the BBC can ever get cross national licensing sorted out they'd make a fortune in other countries, I currently pay about a third of the TV license every month for shit channels that have 16 minutes of commercials for every hour broadcast.

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Efros

Re: Too right

VPN is old hat there's easier stuff around, check out SmartDNS

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Happy

Re: First Class mail

Depends on the size of budgie one is smuggling I would presume!

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Efros

First Class mail

£57,575,003.3 if shifted in one large parcel. Or £987,000,000 not including packing for individual letters.

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NBC Olympic coverage

Sucked the big one.

Cut out a large chunk of the opening ceremony which was tape delayed, including the tribute to the victims of terrorism, to talk to Michael Phelps. They even bleeped out Eric in the closing ceremony, 'Lif'e's a piece of BLEEP, when you look at it."

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Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

Efros

Re: This from...

Imaginary friends who cannot ever be portrayed in any image whatsoever, ever!

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NASA's $2.5bn Curiosity rover: An Apple PowerBook on wheels

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WTF?

Cough...

The PowerPC was not an Apple product, made by Motorola or IBM. Apple chose to use it.

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Black helicopters circle Street View car crash

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Re: registration plate

IN that case it is genuine and appears to have been registered in Himachal Pradesh.

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registration plate

Not quite right there is a digit missing.

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Console content can cause crime, claims cop

Efros

3 Words

What a Twat

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Beeb stuffs $21tn into Olympic-sized swimming pools

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IP infringed?

Are you guys going to sue?

Are you offering FRAND.

Does this have any prior art you should be feart of?

How many beers will the settlement equate to?

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Google taking orders for Kansas City gigabit fiber network

Efros

Wish I was in

Kansas.

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What happens when Facebook follows MySpace?

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Purely anecdotal

I was editing my friends list on the Book of Face and found that of the 200 or so accounts about 15 had been deactivated, 7.5% gone. I wonder if it's a growing trend.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Meh

My 18 month old Viewsonic g-tablet scores 6426 in AnTuTu, and it cost $249 then. Can be had on ebay for about $150.

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Christians get God-optimized 'Edifi' Android fondleslab

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Joke

I wonder

Is rooting a mortal sin?

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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Haggis pakora v huevos rancheros

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Here in the USA

We are haggis free apart from the tinned variety. There is an import ban on meats containing offal from the UK due to CJD/BSE (complete nonsense). Some locals have claimed to produce the wonderful stuff but unfortunately they don't compare to a decent MacSweens or indeed a Halls for that matter.

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Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world

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3 year old laptop

Has an IR interface used zero times, had a dvd rw until about six months ago at which point I pulled it and replaced it with a second HD bay, prior to this it had been used twice in 2.5 years. Apple MacBook I have has a "superdrive" which hasn't been used at all in its 3 year lifetime, but then the MacBook hasn't been used much either.

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UK regulators eye up Facebook's $1bn Instagram bid

Efros

Personally

as a user I don't understand the attraction for Instagram, I tried the android version for about 5 minutes decided I could use the memory space for something more worthwhile (noughts and crosses springs to mind) deleted it. Doesn't do anything special as far as I can see.

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Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you

Efros

Re: Alternative approach.

Glad to see the joke alert there. I don't think I've used FireFerret in over a year, too slow, annoying interface etc.

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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

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Julie Burchill

People, glass houses, and casting stones springs to mind a far as that harridan is concerned.

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I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

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Multitasking = doing more than one thing with less than 100% of your ability.

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