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GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?

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not really flight mode then is it :/

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In fact, goTenna will even work if your smartphone is in “Airplane Mode”! How does this magic work?

It could achieve this by receiving messages and buffering them till the phone bluetooth comes back online

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: Just some loose comments

front wheel uphill on gravel will suffer, but you can get 4x4 2cv's, I hope the two people on the front were passer by's (all adds to the fun of having a 2cv).

original had 1 engine in the front and another in the boot.

Nowadays they are also made with prop shaft.

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Re: 80 bhp?

my 2cv with much less than that works perfectly fine off road !

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Re: Just some loose comments

are you fred flintstone ???

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Mars rover 2020: Oxygen generation and 6 more amazing experiments

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Get some mad spinners on there ;)

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how about some spare wheels, for the other rover :)

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The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD

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Re: I'd love to...

That's a Awesome Idea !!!

Amateur hour on a Friday, Would love to see this happen.

How about commentard's with badges only? would cut down alot of garbage and spam possibly.

Have a *beer on me !!!

*apologies virtual beer

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ahhhh

If only I were younger, this would make a for a highly interesting and fulfilling career. Would probably have to brush up on my grammer and splelling somwehat.

Well done to who-ever does make it :) I look forward to some new stories.

could we also include lewd sense of humor and childish ideas, into the basic requirements please.

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

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Look Here now !!!

If people don't stop buggering about with this malarkey I'm going to Google Google and that will be the end of it !!!

Don't say I didn't warn you !!!

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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FAIL

Re: Errrr?

Dammit, turns out my plans can be cancelled !!!

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Re: Errrr?

I agree !!!

This is really screwing with my week, i just made plans to goto the beach tomorrow, The office isn't happy as i cant cancel the plans !!!

please dont throw us off our schedule.

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How do support staff read emails - or are they parsed by robots?

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Re: Over complicating the issue

Could just be that they cannot resolve the issue, and hope you just leave them alone.

That has been known to happen as well.

Try calling, it leaves them less wiggle room. :)

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Over complicating the issue

Its humans being lazy and not bothering to to read your email.

See a few key words, set the template bang it out. 80% of the time it works, the last 20% comes back and somebody has to bother reading the ticket.

I had to do this at a unnamed company and i was banging out up to 600-800 emails a day. The previous standard was around 30 - 80 emails (whilst taking the odd call).

There was no quality, but it got rid of a massive backlog and it did help most of the people, no I am not proud.

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Bloodthirsty Apple fanbois TEAR OPEN new Macbook, bare its guts to world+dog

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Re: "Security is built in to W8.1"

feel free to chuckle, but it doesn't change the fact it is distributed with 8.1. So the statement is still valid.

im personally of the opinion that MSE isn't a bad choice when it comes to AV solutions.

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Re: Rich as folk

:) i run WC on my system. But mine is ghetto built from scraps and pvc glue compound. Works great though. 6 rad spots and 12 fans.

Its the guarantee of no leaks that puts the price up ;) oh and were suckers for pretty things.

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"carefully avoids to mention that bringing a Windows PC up to the same spec re. software is just as expensive short term."

Erm ..... What ???

I just purchased a i7 quad core with 17" 1080 screen with 16GB of ram 128 GB SSD and 1TB spinny drive (no dvd drive though) for £850 for a family member.

"and more costly long term as you engage in the never ending fight to keep a Windows PC anywhere near safe"

Security is pretty much built in to W8.1

Just dont Click on "View your freinds bum we captured, but download this flash player first"

Viruses rarely exists for PC now, it mainly done through social engineering and duping users. That is resolved through education, some people get it, some dont.

I cant remember the last time i had a bug on my system !! was long enough to be not sure, lost in the hazy mists of time.

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POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

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Re: EFI firmware update

@ThomH

Just promise them uber cool videos on their facebook feed if they install it :)

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AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

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Re: I stopped recommending AVG

I'm Just dreading the first step on the road to destruction for a AV solution,

"We can scan your emails !!!!!!"

That sentence is the death knell for any AV solution as they decide to branch out.

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I stopped recommending AVG

When the core size of the program became larger than a standard windows installation !!!

Seriously AVG all i wanted was AV, hence why i now use Security essentials. Unobtrusive and quiet, and halfway decent detection rate. I would even pay for that product !!!

Left BD due to product bloat as well :( which I did pay for.

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Brit amateur payload set to complete full circle around PLANET EARTH

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Re: map looks wrong

Worthy of an upvote and a congratulatory comment :)

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map looks wrong

its shifted left by about 25%

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FREE PARTY for TEN lucky Australian Reg readers

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Re: " No, we won't fly you to Sydney or pay for a hotel."

I could take a cruise boat, im not too fussy !

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British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

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I cant understand why Google is in the firing line for this !

I would of thought it better to force companies to remove said page(s) from crawlers would be much more effective, it doesn't single out a specific search engine.

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Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London

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Re: How will this work?

@ phil dude

"no names but same colour as the sky"

Grey ????

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Unhappy

but ....

What if you don't have a contactless card ?

I have a basic bank account without any gubbins or charges.

EDIT

Just posted and Nigel Whitfield's post showed up !!! DOH !

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Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!

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I've heard this before

Exposing lizards to space radiation !!!!

ITS MADNESS, MADNESS I SAY !!!!!

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Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends

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Jurrasic Park IV

Just not going to be the same with fluffy dinosaurs :D

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

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how do we get this to be a national holiday !!!

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: Being 'So Polite' while they throw you in jail

I got dragged off to a private chat, when I wasn't sure of the address I was staying at.

They also don't get humor at that point, nor the fact I could of just put down any old hotel name and it wouldn't of been an issue. Hey Ho, there were no rubber gloves involved and didn't miss my flight so i didn't mind all that much.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

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Re: MY EYES!!

would be better in heavy traffic and combatting tailgating as well :D

I think its called defensive driving :)

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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on the other hand.

Antennaegate ring any bells ?

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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

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Re: why not

the plug detects the incorrect voltage and trips. -I'm not advocating a total lack of safety features.

I agree with Keep it simple stupid. Nothing wrong with that at all. But what is wrong with a bit of progression.

Keep it too stupid and we all get a scenic star scene for bed time.

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why not

A smart power network in the home.

You plug in said device, it queries the socket and asks for a specific voltage.

Problem solved.

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

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WTF

/RANT MODE ENABLED

How the Hell, can you not manage to computerise a paper based system with that level of funding.

Why is nobody going to jail for defrauding the state ? I am getting so fucking Fed up with the amount of times i see X project gets binned after spending XXXmillions

I WANT TO SEE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY !!!!!!!!

There is no problem with updating the current systems, but jeezus it cant be that god damn difficult.

Yes i would be happy to put my money where my mouth is.

/RANT MODE DISABLED

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Boffins fill a dome with 480 cameras for 3D motion capture

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Re: 480?

But could you capture confetti, and track multiple objects.

Not saying it doesn't sound extreme, but back in 1999 i worked on Ir motion capture and even then you got odd frame drops in the middle. this sounds more like a always working no drops perfection type of deal.

I wish i had stayed in the mocap industry.

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

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This

A Million times this !!!!!

I get so frustrated with the Movie industry.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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@bigtimehustler

No, i fully disagree with that comment. It is beyond stupid. Just to put it into another context.

I suggest you would feel differently if somebody was beating the shit out of you and everybody walked past thinking it wasn't their problem.

A better solution would be a pack of stickers you can slap on the window with "Get off your f*cking phone"

Preferably with a highly acidic glue to etch itself onto the glass.

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I use my phone

As a media player.

as a phone (via bluetooth)

Always in a cradle.

I am more than happy to ask who ever im talking to, to shut up whilst i navigate a roundabout or junction (same goes for passengers (doubly so for the kids)). Its not so much the use of phones, its the irresponsible use of them.

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Re: You jest!

I agree in regards to the comment about Sci-Fi

I enjoy doctor who, But Imagine a BBC version of "Old Mans War"

That would be awesome !

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Commentard Stats

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Commentard Stats

Just curious, which are the most down / up voted comments ever made on the reg ??

Could we get a link to the articles in question.

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Facebook in new 'experiment' drama: Will users buy it?

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TIFTFY

Other advertisers won't gain access to Facebook users' credit or debit card information YET, the company said

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L33t haxxors compete to p0wn popular home routers

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BT Routers

Please dont try and pwn these, They keep on locking us out further and further and just making our lives a misery when we need to get into the guts of them.

or better yet pwn it so badly i can demand a newer model :D

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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

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Re: Verizon can STFU & FOAD, Kthxbai.

A Massive rant with 7 upvotes and no downvotes !!!

The register is truly understanding of this mans situation :), ill go make it 8 upvotes

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Meet the 'smallest GPU' for wearable gizmos ... wait, where did it go?

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chip per app

as per title.

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Ex-despot Noriega sues: How dare Call of Duty make me look like, like...

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psy ops ?

Does anybody have more information on that, it has piqued my curiosity :)

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German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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Best of both worlds

Store it all on Floppies :D

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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

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Great

I can use this to figure out what the damn letters are on the captcha codes !

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Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330

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Re: What about the AIR quality

@tony2heads

could be the conversation ;)

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Just wondering

How well would this fair, in regards to motion sickness ?

3D can be disorientating in a stable environment, I wonder how well it will fair with all the little bumps.

Ladies and Gentlemen were approaching some turbulent weather please could you fasten your seatbelts and remove your glasses, it got so messy last time !!

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