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So there's a correlation between people who pay £70 a month for a mobile phone and people who trustingly give their details to criminals? Goodness me.
If anyone missed the Facebook boat
I've some prime swamp real estate they can invest in.
Just like the iPhone
OI BALLMER! JOBS HAS JUMPED OFF A CLIFF!
"plus a proprietary port into which you can hook a selection of USB and HDMI adaptors"
These are portable machines. Their poor users shouldn't have to schlep adaptors around just to use USB peripherals.
Manufacturers, why do you do this? CEO's son just finished his undergraduate engineering project?
USB ain't broke!
After a couple of weeks' laziness and limited IT press I'm not ready for such irony. I'm off for a lie down.
God bless the land of the free.
I don't know if we're spared as a nation or I'm spared individually by choosing not to listen to such guff.
I suppose the big advantage we Brits have is BBC radio which does have high quality programming (even if not all of it appeals to me).
Not that surprising really
I'm no fan of plod retaining needlessly retaining data but there is a definite need here.
Whether you're dialling 999 to report a genuine crime or to, say, ask for an emergency soapy tit-wank (as an old boss claimed someone had done from his house one Christmas) they do need those details.
'He will stay working as a “political evangelist” of the party mainly covering “keynote invitations” in Europe.'
So he'll ditch the work and keep the jollies? Nice work if you can get it.
If it wasn't such shameful horsepucky I'd think about leading the UK's Pirate Party myself.
Explicit Radio Stations?
Is there such a thing? There isn't here in the UK anyway (unless you're a very delicate flower and remember John Peel playing records by Bastards in the late 80s).
That said I'd like one that banned Talksport.
And there was me thinking Jodrell, etc. were just a bit of a laugh.
More fuel vs new spaceport?
They're good points but Shirley the fuel savings can't be enough to construct a new facility, especially one in a remote state that's frozen solid for chunks of the year.
In my day
It was a Sherman tank
Comedy fans might dub 2010 as an "Annus Mirabilis" instead. A top 10 with Playmobil reconstructions would round the year off wonderfully.
Graun: Inside Anonymous
The Graun ran a great article the other day, which managed to avoid foaming at the mouth criticism and breathless fanboyism. It's well worth a read:
Sad but true
Google search is going the way of all the old search engines it trounced in its early days. Their hubris generally expressed itself as portalitis, where the race to add features meant that search was generally neglected. Google's hubris manifests as Chrome OS and an appalling lack of respect for its users (and especially its ad customers).
I honestly can't see who would take the crown from here. A web search startup would struggle to get funding ("who are your competitors" "Google" "ah, right - bye then") so maybe we're looking for a rejuvenated Infoseek or something. Hell, even MS are on the ropes enough to get the odd sympathy search from me.
"Piers was that you?"
Sralan I don't like you but hats off for that one.
It's a mobile computer that tips the scales at almost 2kg. Weight is the reason my netbook travels with me and not my ThinkPad. This class of browser only device needs to weigh less than a netbook to make up for the lack of a hard drive.
And it's not just we nerds that want a hard disk. Normal people want to store their music collections, too.
Netbook and laptop pricing does overlap quite a bit, where it becomes a question of "do I want to carry the extra weight?".
If "cloudbook" and netbook pricing overlap I can't see what would prompt me (or anyone else) to get the less capable device.
That sounds lovely. Dangerous as I've not done the weekend food shopping yet.
Best single of 2010?
I Knew You Didn't Love Me Anymore When You Changed Your Facebook Status to Single by Trevor Sensitive and the Locals
Disclaimer: I'm neither Trevor Sensitive, not a Local. I just like em.
A fool and his money are soon parted
Since the majority of the mouth-breathing newspaper readers out there think the site's being taken down means no more Wikileaked documents, Amazon step in to sell it to them for a nice tidy sum. Nice one Amazon. Seriously.
Save your eyes, get a proper ebook reader
As someone who can happily spend an entire weekend buried in a book there's no way I'd do that on a smartphone. It'd be fine for a commute (were I to use public transport) but for a proper sesh? No chance.
Speaking more generally, I've been sceptical about ebook readers. Since moving my mountain of paper books around has shown me it's not as "pointless bling" as I'd thought. So once my "to read" pile goes down, I'll be in the market for an ebook reader.
"who wants a database of idiots?"
"Inspired by events"
It's fair to say that a lot of the Old Testament was inspired by events - for example the great flood appears in other ancient texts; though I refuse to dignify all the supernatural humbug as "events".
I'm one of the lucky ones
Educated in the 80s before the relentless pressure to have better exam results year-on-year did too much damage (it was definitely there though). There are some things I resent: religious dogma at the expense of science and having to learn grammar via a foreign language because it's not taught in English but all in all we left school equipped to think for ourselves.
These days it seems the only thing kids leave school with is a bag full of noddy exams and a colossal sense of entitlement that their intellectual abilities do little to justify. We've let down an entire generation. By "we" I mean successive governments.
Blimey I've turned into my dad.
Possibly your cache
That sounds very like a cached stylesheet.
I deleted most of my interests yesterday (except those that I wanted to contact me).
I reckon I'm heading for another Facecrack exit.
@bankrupt banana empire
Keyboard, etc. Nice one.
I already have one
It's +44 [my number]. Even better it works globally.
As a continent we're a bit skint now, Eurowonks. How about we decide that by and large the phone network works and concentrate on the serious business of setting proper standards for banana curvature.
So now they're exactly as ill-informed at a fraction of the cost. Well done Cameron, seriously.
It was (a tiny bit) funny last year
X-Factor's soul-destroying asswater but so is buying novelty records because some wonk on Facebook told you to.
Bollocks to the lot of em, I'll save my record buying money for something I actually like (like the Electric Wizard re-issue next year).
I've already got Surfin' Bird. 7", big hole in the middle. I don't want 4:33 though. I'm not playing this game.
Good thinking Auntie
Win win. Overseas types get our top quailty programming (and BBC3), Auntie gets some cash, slabfondlers get something useful (though non-fondlers can still BitTorrent the more popular shows).
Sooo you think that hosting the leaks in the US is bigger news than the leaks themselves? Sure? I've only read about this is in the Reg. I don't recall seeing anything about the hosting on the mainstream news sites I read; they're all too busy covering the leaks themselves.
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