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3 posts • joined 27 Jan 2009

Apple touts tips to sidestep iPod earphone electric shocks

Snafu

Hmmm...

I've experienced shocks (hadn't thought they were static, but that would make a certain kind of sense - & it felt 'right' for static shock) from the earpieces of a Nokia 5140, many times. Never paid much attention to it - I was too busy driving, usually

@Rob re: Bluetooth - IIRC the iPod has no user-changeable battery, like most of the new Apple stuff, am I right? If so, imagine the $milions more they could make..

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More doubts on ID card readers

Snafu
Paris Hilton

I've never been to Manchester, but

I'd imagine an MU home game to provide about the same amount of background noise as is on Oxford Street W1, except slightly different in character - buses & taxis y'see

So the plod stop & search in a crowded area - perfectly normal, & to a certain extent justified - & try to hear a distinctive 'ping' from the ID card amongst all that noise..

With luck it'll be tested in Scotland soon (apologies to my Scottish associates, but that seems to be where crap UK Parliament ideals seem to be tested before ignoring the results & rolling out anyway) & the new Scottish Parliament will laugh their socks off & throw it out ASAP

Back in the 1950s (or maybe slightly earlier) we got rid of ID cards for a reason. Is that reason not valid anymore?

Paris, because she may be more intelligent than our curent government

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Humvee with frikkin laser on it takes out killer robot

Snafu
Paris Hilton

@ Mark Wilson

> Director of Rayguns - now that has to be a job title worth dying for!!

Damright!

> Though, given the laser coming from the vehicle, surely it won't be long before someone reverse

> engineers a way for "enemy" laser-guided missiles to target onto it and so destroy said humvee

> without much effort???

Indeed; a self-painting target. Which movie was it with the yellow humvee painted to act as ground zero for the laser-guided bomb? Patriot Games?

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