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Fukushima one week on: Situation 'stable', says IAEA

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Caesium

Won't float, but it will explode on contact with water, besides the elements will not be in blocks should they be released, they would be particulate smoke and in that situation the density of the pure material is irrelevant.

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Windows 7 customers hit by service pack 1 install 'fatal error' flaws

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7 machines no probs

I think it's pretty much luck of the draw.

To answer all of the "______ is better, never screwed up on update" (insert name of OS), I have witnessed and indeed screwed up myself OSX, Ubuntu, XP installations by following the prescribed update path. All OSs have their issues. The worst was an Apple that had to be sent back, update made the HDD disappear.

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Angry Birds flies to Facebook

Efros

There is a ripoff

on FB already called Rodent Rumble. Same idea just launching a variety of rodents (somehow more satisfying) at a variety of Rat forts.

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Punters take tech to bed, breakfast

Efros

Late nights

Lack of sleep I found most common when I had run into some problem (hardware/software/coding) that required serious concentration, brain shifts into problem solving mode and if it's not solved before normal bedtime then bedtime will be delayed until it is solved. Going to bed with something like that gnawing at the back of your brain is not conducive to sleepy byes.

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Not sad

Just a reflection of the demands modern TV puts upon your brain i.e. none whatsoever, I'm sure it's possible to follow The Apprentice whilst doing 16 other things simultaneously.

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iPlayer Global iPad app price announced

Efros

Oh Shit

As an Apple, iPad in particular, hating US resident Brit, relying on VPN technology to get my iplayer fix this announcement has sealed my fate as a future iPad owner. For those of you who believe that the BBC is crap, come have a taste of the inane censored pap that passes for free broadcast networks this side of the pond. I already pay $10 a month in VPN fees and will quite happily divert that to the Beeb, my only reservation is having to buy one of those bloody fondleslabs! We need a shattered iPad icon.

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Seagate launches XP-supporting 3TB drive

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Why would you want to use

a 3TB drive for booting anyway? Shurely Shome Mishtake.

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Google whacks link farms

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About effing time

title says it all.

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Cornish pasties awarded protected status

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What do you think

we stuff our faces with at every opportunity? Certainly not a salad!

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One awaits

The the elevation of Forfar Bridies to similar distinction. would be great to see the demise of the horrible pastry encased meat pureee that passes for a bridie these days. Might also put Greggs out of business, no bad thing... perhaps with the exception of their cream apple turnovers.

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Scientists tremble before 'thunder-thighs' sauropod

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Should have been

Brontomerus CeeYouJimmiii

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Cowon D3 Plenue Android media player

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Overpriced and overspecced

If you want a PMP then buy a $50 noname that will provide you with 4GB and is microsd expandable. There are tons of them around with far wider codec support, FM and recording. Use the extra cash to buy yourself a second hand netbook if you want to browse. Putting all this functionality into one small device means that it does nothing extremely well. The 32GB version is over $400 at the current exchange rate, bloody good if you're coming to the US for a holiday, for which I would be looking for a helluva lot more functionality (i.e. actually functioning) than this thing provides.

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Egyptian bloke dubs sprog 'Facebook'

Efros

How to

Make your sprog hate you with a passion for the rest of their life.

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UK.gov shreds last ID scheme hard drives

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Yep that's the one

Must have been in Blue Thunder stealth mode.

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Big Brother

Crushed Hard Drives

Probably not the ones with the data, they're currently residing in Thames House. No foil hat icon! Or indeed a black helicopter one. Eric Blair will have to do!

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Ford Focus 2011

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WTF?

See icon

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Nominet asks what you think of police domain grab

Efros

Should be a legal process

A judge should be involved in the same way as granting of search warrants, also police should be liable for losses caused to legitimate businesses that they will inevitably screw up. "Sorry guv we fort it was .net not .org, whoops!"

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British e-reader readers still not stealing books

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A lot more would be sold

If they didn't insist on ridiculous prices for the electronic book. Every single one of the "Best Books of 2010" (in whose opinion I don't know but looking at some of them I wonder) is more expensive in the electronic format than the paper one. I have an ereader, and it will be confining itself to project Gutenberg until there is equity or better with paperback prices.

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Jackson's Hobbit movies back on track

Efros
Unhappy

I think

that this may go pear shaped, too much pre-production hassle is usually an indication that the film will be crap. Most unfortunate, as the source material should be brilliant fodder for a great film.

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First fondleslab found in 1970s kids TV sci-fi gem

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Joke

No prior art

Moses patented it without God having any record of prior art.

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Mexican woman gets litigious on Top Gear's ass

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Humour Injection required

Title says it all.

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Official: PhD in 'Essential Oils' or 'Natural Toiletries' = 'a Scientist'

Efros

Can I get a trade in

One very used B.Sc. Certificate, I want one of those Bachelor of Boffinrys, B.Bo.

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Sprint introduces $10 smartphone premium

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Nickel and dimed to death

Phones, domestic and cell in the US get hammered, by little additions, I pay a tax on mine for the state library(???) which is one of only several which when added up account for about 15% of my monthly bill. When you start looking at the cellphone charges themselves they are approaching exorbitant, rural users get particularly shafted as there is often no choice of carrier. 5Gb per month is charged at $30, 700 minutes per month will cost you $50, unlimited messaging another $10, unlimited minutes with unlimited messages $90 plus $30 for 5Gb month.

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Acer: tablets will replace netbooks

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Market isn't pointing

The potential profit is pointing, netbooks and tablets do not operate in the same sphere.

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Cable vendor slapped for unproven claims

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A Grand

for a kettle cable. Well if you've got that sort of cash and you believe that this cable will reduce RFI on your Wank-Fi sorry Hi-Fi, then I have a bridge you might be interested in.

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Mozilla plots February Firefox 4 release

Efros

Better be

quicker and a lot more stable than the last build I tried.

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Microsoft disputes Apple's 'App Store' trademark

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Contortionist self harming Jobs.

"With that utterance, Jobs may have pulled off the non-too-easy feat of simultaneously shooting himself in the foot while putting his foot in his mouth."

I'd pay money to see that!

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Google Cr-48: Inside the Chrome OS 'unstable isotope'

Efros

Libraries, jotters and netbooks

I hate the Windows 7 libraries, seems counter intuitive to my old hierarchical brain. I like my files to be stored in appropriately organized directories. Having said that, I do see a use for something like this GoogleJotter; increasingly I find that I use my dual core 4Gb laptop as a netbook, actually doing very little on it locally whilst essentially using it to access online services and files, and as an RD/VNC terminal for my other machines. When this lenovo kicks the bucket I may be looking for something similar to the GoogleJotter, hopefully the netbook manufacturers by then will have curtailed their expansionist ideas and realize the idea behind the netbook isn't a compact laptop but a frigging netbook and pitch their prices and specs accordingly.

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Unfeasibly vast amphibian found croaked on video card

Efros

Where's

Angela Lansbury when you need her?

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US iPad to get BBC pay app - with 'handcrafted British feel'

Efros

No licence fee

But my cable (basic no premium channels) costs about $60 a month ($720 a year), with phone and internet it comes in at $194 a month. I'd rather pay $225 a year, I'd even watch BBC3, be better than the ad laden mindless drivel that we get here.

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Blu-ray barely better than DVD

Efros

reminds me of

The whole DDD AAD debacle when CDs were the in thing, CD vs vinyl DVD vs BD, same shit different decade.

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US may disable all in-car mobile phones

Efros

Don't ban the phone

Ban the user, you get caught using it you lose your driving licence, simple quick and effective.

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Enormous Paleozoic flesh-eaters created in lab

Efros

One word for this person

ZARBIES!

Smarten up before we're all ant fodder... erm wait a minute.

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LimeWire (finally) dies under judge's gavel

Efros
Grenade

Conspiracy

will be watching for the demise off Vuze nee Azureus.

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PARIS grounded by whipping wind

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Paris Hilton

ooerr

Paris, whipping, wind sounds like a weekend!

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Boxee box to come to Blighty

Efros

Re Meh

I have a $90 Argosy box hat will stream from TVersity and play MKV natively. so even $200 dollars is over the top.

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FAIL

Add another 100 quid

and you'd pretty much have a decent HTPC, which will do a helluva lot more than this fugly box!

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List-makers battle to keep football fixture lists protection

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Intellectual Property and Football

Surely the two terms are mutually exclusive.

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Guardian super-blogger flames Reg boffinry desk

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Joke

Start the cull

Watching reality TV will probably qualify you to fulfill the UK quota.

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I used to read the Graun

but they refused my Boffin STaTus. BaStArds.

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Ballerina canned for flashing her assets

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Paris Hilton

Weiner

is suffering from ED, website seems to have died.

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Much of recent global warming actually caused by Sun

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Happy

Chuckle

Just the thought of all the tree huggers choking on the muesli as they read their morning news on their iPads.

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Kiss frontman gives file-sharers tongue-lashing

Efros

Seems he's stuck on repeat.

Bit like the pap him and his band churned out, you wouldn't notice a scratch on the vinyl for hours.

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Research links laptops to 'toasted skin syndrome'

Efros
Happy

back in the day

used to be known as corned beef legs, was a result of standing too close to the coal fire after coming in form the cold and wet that was the Scottish climate.

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Verizon courts Star Wars set with Droid R2-D2

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How very

very sad...

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Star Wars set for 3D rehash

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Flame

How much

can you milk a franchise for.

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US mainstream media is Apple's bee-atch

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IT Angle

Just the US?

Mainstream media in the UK is pretty much in the Jobsian pocket too, perhaps iPocket.

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Beeb creates new global iPlayer post

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VPN *cough*

Works wonderfully, BBC have been messing around with iPlayer all week so I suspect something is in the offing. Open it up and charge us for it. With what I pay my piss poor US cable provider for the dross it has the cheek to charge for I would happily pay the BBC for it's content..

Oh I'd like some decent beer and the occasional curry/kebab too!

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Pamela Anderson gets her kit off for Nokia

Efros

Just has to be

Set to vibrate.

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Undead Commodore 64 comes back for Christmas

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Nostalgia

Doesn't give you a market unless you hit the price breaks, looking at their website they have failed in that respect.

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