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Moscow, Beijing poised to sign deal on joint cyber security ops

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Re: Intelligent Space Supply Services from Spooky IntelAIgent Servers*

Phew, that was close. The first paragraph of an AMFM post made sense, deeply worrying for the state of my mental health. It didn't take much of the second for me to dismiss this as a mere statistical anomaly.

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Whisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator

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Normally in entertainment if you know with absolute certainly where the plot is going and what the ending will be be there's actually little entertainment in it. It is certain where Whisper is going though just how much circling they do before they gurgle out of sight isn't clear yet. Nevertheless I shall immensely enjoy the show, there hasn't been one so utterly predictable, deserving and amusing since Phorm.

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Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

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Re: Pretty nasty

This will be interesting to watch as various legal systems will be involved. China will of course do absolutely sod all about the counterfit makers. The American legal system would, if FTDI were American, defend it to the ends of the earth. But FTDI is British and if there's one thing the Merkin legal system likes to do it's screw a foreign company. If I were Fred Dart I'd be closing down the US listed company, the UK legal & political systems won't offer it any help. The UK doesn't have a class action mechanism so the legal system here is unlikely to do anything for the consumers. FTDI might find themselves under the spotlight if they have breached the computer misuse act, if so there will be years of court procrastination that end with a slap on the wrist.

One thing is for sure, the only winners will be the vampires lawyers.

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Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

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Re: Cultism

Heretic!

You are of course correct. But this is St Woz & St Jobs of whom you speak so I say again:

Heretic!

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DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides

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Re: Ha!

Thanks, that cheered me up immensely.

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

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Apple hit by INSIDER LEAK: New iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 blabbed

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Re: Ooooh, new versions.

You forgot to mention that the battery is swappable.

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Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

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Re: Nonsense.

None of the addons restore the shortcuts lost because they all reside in a new tab on the ribbon. The two examples in my post above do not work with ubit. Try it, I have.

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Re: Nonsense.

I don't know how this myth ever gained traction. Almost none of the shortcuts I had ingrained into my fingers work post-2007.

It gained traction because Microsoft said it was so, it was both true and a whopping fib at the same time. The direct ones such as ctrl+p mostly did I think survive. What we lost wholesale was keyboard navigation of the menus. If I had a pound for every time I've typed alt+f, v or alt+f, u and immediately cursed Ballmer to hell and damnation I'd have a considerably smaller mortgage by now.

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Beers all round as Vulture 2 lands in Blighty

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You served becks at this event? I'm cancelling my subscription forthwith.

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NSA Sentry Eagle placed spies in private companies

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I don't read IP theft for economic gain in this, just inserting back doors for NSA use. The sudden shut down of TrueCrypt springs to mind, perhaps some in the team began to have suspicions about the motives of their colleagues.

The unfortunate thing is that Snowden or not, this would eventually have leaked out,

Yup. Humans are unreliable, naive to think a secret as this big could be kept indefinitely even with careful compartmentalisation.

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EE TV brings French broadband price war to the UK

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Re: Seems very complicated

....more complicated than Freeview, which works with the same aerial that's been on your house for decades.

ROTFL at that.

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Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive

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I recently implemented a whitelisting system for a client, the one in an orange wrapper. The customer was sufficiently clued in to understand the flip from blacklisting via antivirus & the like to whitelisting. It was quite easy to set up but eye wateringly expensive. Really quite unbelieveably wallet wilting and yet the orange box solution is at the cheaper end of the whitelisting scale.

It needs a few of the AV firms to start offering a whitelist alternative, priced at double the cost per seat of their blacklist product is would sell. The current whitelist products are orders of magnitude above the cost of AV.

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Strange tale of an angry bean counter, Comcast and a shock 'firing'

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Re: El Reg's income

I do click links sometimes for just that reason but I object to shoehorning links of tenuous relevance into the article body. There is a related stories section on the left, they don't need to be repeated in the last para.

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The reg are doing a lot of this lately. it is just an excuse to drop some more links into the article, presumably there's some ad network referrer profit involved. Best thing we can do is make sure we don't click the links. If you are interested to read the link copy the visible web address into a new tab

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First gigabit-over-COPPER chipset lands

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What's the point in the last link to the home being so fast when the rest of the links in the chain cannot cope already once all the school kids get home?

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Countless Belkin routers go TITSUP in massive mystery meltdown

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Hmmm, I wonder if I can work out what squirting packets for Belkin's benefit has cost me in electricity & bill them. It'll be a microscopic fraction of a penny but once I add on administration fees it should be a useful contribution towards the replacement.

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£150m, three years... TWO base stations. Gov.uk? You guessed it

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Sounds like a normal project to me.

Manager: Right, this is the kickoff meeting for our notspot project. Our target is all these sites by the end of 2013 which means we need to start installation at the end of the month.

Engineer: Not a chance, we've craploads of engineering to do before we can start planning sites. Once the sites are validated then we need permission, access rights and a hill of other paperwork. Only then can we start thinking about installation.

Manager: The project plan shows that we will deliver this many sites by the end of 2013.

Engineer: The project plan was drawn by a salesman therefore by definition it is bollocks. The information we have received from the customer is riddled with errors and inconsistencies. With the number of engineers assigned it'll take a year of back and forth to the customer just to get our starting info usable.

Manager: You'll just have to manage with the resources we've got in the time shown on the plan.

Engineer: Why have we got so few resources? The budget for this is huge.

Manager: I've no idea (thinks: oh yes I have - kerching). I'll ask for more at the next management meeting (in a fly's eye I will).

Engineer: There isn't even any time on the project plan to allow for planning application delays.

Manager: Good point. I'll instruct the planning team to start making our applications now.

Engineer: Look you moron, put down that yacht catalog and try to listen. There is no point getting permission until we validate what sites we need. We can't do that until we can select our sites in a sane fashion and we can't do that until our customers give us good quality data.

Manager: I will not have such negativity on my project. We'll change the project plan to show design, engineering, planning application, regulatory requirements and construction as parallel tasks then do the documentation at the end (thinks: Money will have run out but I'll quit before that happens & I'll be cruising in the new yacht this project will pay for).

Engineer: I give up.

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Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

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Re: noun too

Not British English, just English. American English, Australian English etc are variations and are qualified as such.

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Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK

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Maths fail.

Using the bullshit scheme that only HD manufacturers believe in $7k for 64000 GB is $0.109/GB

Using sensible numbers it is $0.117/GiB

Since anyone sane would use RAID5 at the very least the it goes up to $0.134/GiB minimum unformatted.

After formatting it'd be slightly more and usable space would be a little over 50TiB.

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RIP MSN Messenger, kthxbai. Microsoft finally flicks on KILL SWITCH in China

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Couldn't agree more, messenger always worked from the remote locations with sod all bandwidth I frequently work from. If the bandwidth was there you could switch up to voice or video. Skype won't even sign in from such locations. Full fat or nothing.

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

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Hope its better than the DC01

That both sucks and blows at the same time but not it the way you'd want of a vacuum cleaner.*

* To be fair it's fine so long as you empty it when half full, change the filter every time (washable thankfully) and change the HEPA filter twice a year. Got a soon-to-be-banned 2kW Miele now.

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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

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The killer app for these

will be when there is a framework that makes it easy for the likes of iFixit & Haynes to publish their guides for it. I can see a hell of a market as a golf range finder too.

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Finally, a practical use for 3D printing: Helping surgeons rehearse

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"The company doesn’t currently produce models from ultrasound,....

.... but, we wonder, if the technology was used to produce 3D models from the scans of unborn babies would that be a cool advance on the printout on the mantelpiece or would it be just that little bit creepy?"

http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/8/3227461/3d-printing-fetus-japan-fasotec-hiroo-clinic

http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printed-fetus-2014-1

http://printmyfoetus.com/

Very creepy indeed.

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This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup

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Pint

Ah, sanity

This sounded interesting but I remained sceptical until I could establish whether it was another damn Nest. Thankfully it didn't take many clicks to find this:

- OpenTRV should not require the Internet or smartphones to operate; it should be possible to do basic operations with a simple UI physically at the radiator or its associated control unit.

Excellent. Good luck Damon

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

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Re: Lastpass

KeePass keeps the data locally but the software is closed so as you say you're boned.

LastPass keeps your data in the house of cards called 'cloud'.

Firefox, bit of each I think but I confess I've not dug deeply.

Truecrypt as a project seems to be dead but Truecrypt the storage format and Truecrypt the software (7.1a) isn't, so far these have stood up to independent scrutiny. Since the volume format is open and documented there are other programs that can open a truecrypt volume. If Truecrypt the software became untrusted I can use something else to get my data back. If Truecrypt the storage format gets busted I can simply use 7.1a to migrate my data to a new container.

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Re: Lastpass

Duplicate post deleted. No idea how that happened.

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Re: Lastpass

"There are other password manglers out there and they all seem to me to lock your eggs up in thier basket. I suppose that is the nature of the beast."

Try a .txt file stored in a truecrypt volume. Sure it doesn't have all the conveniences of LastPass, KeePass or Firefox built in tools but nor does it have the failure modes. My eggs, my basket.

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Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

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If ARMADILLO proves effective El Reg SPB could fund future ventures by licensing the technology to golfball manufacturers.

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Ransomware attack hits Synology's NAS boxen

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@Trevor.

"Honestly, if you've any better advice at all for any of it, ping me and I'll make sure it gets in front of the right people at Synology."

A minor point in the grand scheme of things but these two seem bass acwards to me:

B. Update DSM to the latest version

C. Backup your data as soon as possible

Don't forget to pack your cluebat for that meeting.

http://gallery.gosi.at/d/7818-2/cluebat.jpg

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Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs

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Re: Michael C

You're thinking way too black hat, I doubt it's remotely that hard. Among the advertised features of the Phison PS2251-01 are:

- Support Program RAM (Firmware Upgradable)

- Supports VID, PID, serial number & vender information update

- Supports multiple partitions and hidden mode

You probably just need to ask for a copy of the datasheet & tools, how could they advertise these as features the customer can use if they don't provide the info & tools to do so?

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Keep your iPhone calls private, whispers Signal

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Re: Is there anything like this for android?

Here's an idea - RTFA

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Tails-hacking Exodus: Here's video proof of our code-injection attack

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Why?

I'm struggling to understand Exodus' motivation in this. The flaw they have identified seems like exactly the kind that to them is saleable product. Surely their customers would be foaming at the mouth to get hold of this and would pay handsomely for it? Why render that product valueless?

Perhaps Exodus already have other better attacks? In that scenario I'm still struggling with why Exodus are highlighting that I2P is vulnerable. Forget any 'good of the community' argument, it doesn't wash given their business model.

Could it be that Exodus do have a much better attack, one that is so good they are asking a kings ransom for it and their customers won't pay up? An attack so good that the customers see it as too good to be true? Exodus are therefore trying to improve the credibility of their expensive attack by publicly demonstrating their skill in attacking I2P?

Ah hell, I seem to have drifted into tinfoil hat territory.

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Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

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Re: I have argued for many years @ cortland

You're a Taxi.

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Sit back down, Julian Assange™, you're not going anywhere just yet

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Re: I'm guessing the Ecuadorian embassy doesn't have vehicular access @Tom 13

HTF? On foot, they aren't all grand gated compounds. The embassy is on the first floor above a solicitors office. Go find it on Streetview, you can see their banner in a couple of the first floor windows. The door is the black one 2'6 wide around the side.

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Re: Cost a government

"London to Ecuador surely goes via our border somewhere. Couldn't he be picked up there?"

IANAL but I believe diplomatic vehicles, cars and private planes for example, have the same protections at the embassies. Therefore if your embassy has vehicular access and you can arrange to drive straight into a diplomatically badged military transport then no you don't ever cross our border.

I'm guessing the Ecuadorian embassy doesn't have vehicular access so the plod are waiting for him to leave on foot.

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UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

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Re: Big deal @Charles

Is that a JTRIG post?

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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Re: Idiot's Solution

When you grow up and get a driving license you'll find that not all parts of a journey are the same. No one system can be ideally suited to all. Having a composite drive system that can handle the cruise, hard accelerate, stop-start and all the other variations of motion with one or more subsystem seems damned handy to me.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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If at first you don't succeed use a bigger hammer.

si non prius succederent uti malleum majorem

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Russian MP fears US Secret Service cuffed his son for Snowden swap

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Guilty until proven....

"(not that I have any sympathy for the defendant in this case)"

Really? I've not seen any evidence of his guilt, only the accusations in the article. Until I or a jury does I reserve judgement. Meanwhile I'd like to know if his arrest was legal under international law. If it was and if there is enough legally obtained evidence for a judge to have issued a warrant then due process has taken place and his dad can shove his moaning and posturing where the sun don't shine.

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You need a list of specific unknowns we may encounter? Huh?

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So familiar

I used to be just like you Mr Dabbs, it used to drive me potty the wasteful ways in which things are done and then done all over again each time a PHB tweaked the requirement spec for his own aggrandisement. Trying to care was giving me no end of headaches and blood pressure that at my age now would be a problem. Over the years I have developed a credo that helps keep me sane. The long version is:

I am paid as much to rub out as I am to write.

The short version is:

DILLIGAF kerching.

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Google Glass gets 2GB of RAM. Think about this. Two gigs of RAM

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Is the voice recognition carried out on the device or at the mothership?

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Home automation while it's hot: Winter warmth for lazy technophiles

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KISS

Thanks Reg! I've been searching for a wireless 7 day 4 period thermostat and had not found Heatmiser, looks like a PRT-WTS is exactly what I seek.

I would like to meet the plumber or electrician who installed the system in our new house and explain with the aid of a blunt instrument why it is not a good idea to put the only thermostat in the same room as a log burner. I could move it but that would mean redecorating two rooms and taking up one carpet and one wooden floor.

As for all the mothership connected controllers, nice but no thanks.

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Authorities swoop on illicit Wolverhampton SPAM FARM

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Re: sizeable fine?

Mars needs women.

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PC makers! You, between Microsoft and the tablet market! Get DOWN!

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2160x1440 12"

3:2 screen ratio - hallelujah! Someone at last understands that business users don't watch DVDs all day so a 16:9 screen would be inappropriate. Bravo Microsoft.

Now, can we have that on a proper laptop please?

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: They missed a trick...

Maths fail.

As to how the religions would react, same way as ever - badly.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Re: Who uses Heathrow anyway?

And anyone who's tired of never seeing their baggage again after going through Schipol? I was there recently & saw a bag with two Zebra heads poking out the top and tagged 'Noah'.

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Hungry for humbler Pi? Check out kid-friendly LED-laden Pibrella

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Re: Problem?

See page 2 of the article, text under the first picture.

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Why two-player games > online gaming: See your pal's shock as you bag a last-second victory

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Re: Nostalgia

Sounds a lot like my first two player on a mates console. Simple castle each and a catapult to lob rocks at each other. As with yours all you had was force & elevation. I wish I could remember the name of the console or game. Pant wettingly funny for a couple of young uns each time we took out the others catapult the the wreckage was dragged away.

XOR on the BBC made a good brain challenge against mates, the satisfaction of being the first to figure out a section. Another vote for worms during my uni years plus Turrican and Speedball on another mates Amiga.

Top era for me was Doom, Quake, Descent & F1GP on the work lan in my first job. Quake got up to ten or so players at times, heady stuff back then.

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Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER

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Re: Laptop resolutions...

Nice res but 16:9 yet again.

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