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

Efros
Happy

Re: First Class mail

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

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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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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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Pint

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

Efros

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

Efros

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

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Google warns against ISPs hard on web filth

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Re: she was "appalled" by what she found there

You sure it didn't return Daily Mail?

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Report: SAP exec charged with $1,000 LEGO bar-code caper

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Nope

Probably Santorums.

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Met bobbies get CSI kit to probe perps' mobes

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Unhappy

guilty or not

The plod will keep any information gleaned. You will have to go through the same convoluted procedure to ensure its destruction that currently you have to go through to get your DNA removed from their DBs.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/aug/07/dna-database-police-advice

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Pre-Pet Commodore micro up for grabs on eBay

Efros

Re: I remember a review ..

AIM 65, cut my assembler teeth on that thing, thermal printer and 16 segment LED.

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Yahoo! chief! says! sorry! for! CV! snafu!

Efros

Apply the same rules

If this had been a worker drone, how long would they have been given to produce the claimed certification before they were fired.

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Investors circle Barnes & Noble as it plans Nook spin-off

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Re: Nook color

Did that on day of purchase, dual booting since then.

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Nook color

is a fine little tablet, but to really take on the iPad they need a 10" version. If they can do that at the right price point then the world will be their oyster, when I say right price point I don't mean matching I mean undercutting significantly.

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GCSE, A-level science exams ARE dumbed down - watchdog

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Multiple Choice Qs are not

Necessarily easy. Exam questions need to be very carefully written and the answers in a multi-choice section need just as much attention. A-E should always be the option -0.5 points for a wrong answer liberal use of multi stage questions involving interpretation of diagrams/tables can make these sort of Exams more challenging than the traditional written exam.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS strikes Hyper-V first with Microsoft

Efros
Unhappy

Installed it last night

After fighting with it to install wifi drivers, and then fighting with it to browse my network I fought with it to stop crashing firefox. After 3 hours of this crap I threw in the towel, Not my happiest Ubu experience by a long chalk.

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Google Drive Issues on Mac

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Devil

Google and Apple

Hope you're supping with a very long spoon!

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Apple, Google and Intel to face angry ex-IT workers in court

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WTF?

No Microsoft

Hmm they really are pariahs!

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Berners-Lee: Net snoop law tosses human rights into the shredder

Efros

Re: alternatively

Completely agree, the point of terrorism is to terrorise your victims into modifying their behaviour either to their discomfort or to satisfy your terrorist goals. If you ignore the terrorists, in terms of everyday life by not modifying your behaviour then they cannot achieve their goals. The whole war on terror is a wet dream of the corporations.

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WTF is... UltraViolet

Efros

Re: $2 or $5 to copy to the system

Yes it is but not to provide me with an HD digital copy of my BD for a cost of $5 or and SD one for $2

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$2 or $5 to copy to the system

charging for material I already own, pretty neat trick. I think as this is largely in the distributors interest this service should be free.

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Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

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Intellectual?

I think some other term needs to be used rather than Intellectual Property. Given the number of IP suits that are being taken to court that seem to be anything but Intellectual. Software patents and the like should be Bleeding Obvious Property, grumble flicks could be Gratification Property, music could be Predictably Generic Property and Hollywood's output would be Total Lack of Inspiration Property.

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Microsoft tarts up custom Mustang Muscle Microserfmobile

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Apple Alternative

Only available in White, double the price and half the spec. Comes with free beachball.

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Nokia invents teeny throbbing tattoos to make your skin crawl

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Re: MRI + metal tattoos

burns have been reported with tattoos and MRIs, doesn't have to be iron, other metals react to strong magnetic fields. http://www.ajronline.org/content/187/5/W556.long

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Microsoft fires Bing execs after biz probe

Efros

Re: I wonder..

He's always been dead to me.

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Windows 8 for Kindle-like gear hinted by Microsoft bigwig

Efros

Anyone want

to buy a Zune?

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Ghost

My girlfriend of the time reckoned the only good thing about the movie was that Patrick Swayze was dead for most of it.

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Anything

starring Keanu Reeves, graduate of the Woodentop School of Acting.

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Belkin Dual-Band Travel Router

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wrong price point

For about two thirds the price you can get a normal wireless router which will take about the same amount of time to setup. Really can't see the point of this device apart from the bag of tricks.

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Vendors smack Thunderbolt punters with massive pricing markup

Efros

Re: New Math?

I think you missed out Estate agents and Bank managers in there! Second hand car salesmen are angels in comparison to this lot.

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Firewire & SCSI

had similar price premiums for a long time, it affects their uptake rate and wont be sustainable I bet.

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US gov tells Apple chief Tim Cook: Send us a minion to grill

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Contempt of Congress

"The criminal offense of "contempt of Congress" sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000"

Be nice to see some execs wallowing in the pokey.

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Cineworld flaunts '4D' movies

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Paris Hilton

Sybian anyone

Next step full immersion.

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Third of Blighty stuck on snail-speed broadband

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Paris Hilton

El Reg units

I can see the need for a standardized broadband speed unit. Possibly the ONIP, a direct measure of how long it takes to download the SD version of One Night In Paris.

Paris, well who else could it have been?

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Pakistani military building PAC-PAD fondleslab

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No mushroom cloud icon

So no nuke app then.

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Brazilians unveil Microsoft SkyDrive's secret – revealing pics

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Skydrive

is mapped as a network disk drive on my machine.

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Students busted for hacking computers, changing grades

Efros

Do it once,

do it big, and never ever do it again.

High School grades, purlease!

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Juror jailed for looking up rape defendant on Google

Efros

Though probably not in English, her grasp is somewhat limited apparently!

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