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9 posts • joined 13 Feb 2009

Animal lovers stamp on goldfish racing

Cian

horses for courses

How is this different* from horseracing?

*morally different - I do realise the whole Surf vs Turf difference.

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Pope says gravity proves technology can't supplant God

Cian

@Ivor 1

> "I believe there is no God" - a statement of faith.

Hmm... perhaps it should be stated as "I don't believe there is a god"

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Indian village bans single girls from mobile use

Cian
Headmaster

male/female ratio

I think you mean "typical ratios for male/female births should be around 1050 *males* per 1000 *females* - unless India is different to the rest of the world.

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Spanish disco offers gals free 'consolers'

Cian

Who?

I think The Who predate this with their song "You Better You Bet"

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Microsoft backs 'Bing' with big ad push

Cian

verbing weirds language

"... in a bid to get people to “Bing it” rather than “Google it” for searches online."

Oohh.. Google don't like it when you say that, they prefer if you "do a Google(tm) search". They don't want to be the next hoover or xerox.

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General Atomics unwraps new, Stealth(y) robot war-jet

Cian
Boffin

Re: non stealthy undercarriage?

TeeCee, Craig Vaughton, Andrew Newstead, et al;

I found this pic of the undercarriage of a F117 and it has a straight lines in the bay doors:

http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/military/f117nighthawk/f_117_nighthawk_1.jpg

Granted, the windows do have the aforementioned 'triangle' edges, but not the bay doors...

On these ones:

http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/images/f-117_retires.jpg

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2001/09/images/detail_f117_01.jpg

it looks like the trailing edge has, three, triangles.

The jury is out

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MySpace rant was not private, rules US Court of Appeal

Cian

@Copyright - yeah right - Colin Millar

Nope, according to the Ts&Cs on Myspace you retain your copyright. See:

"Proprietary Rights in Content on MySpace.

6.1 MySpace does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the MySpace Services. After posting your Content to the MySpace Services, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in your Content, subject to the limited license herein. <snip>"

So she could sue under copyright...

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Life hands Sun steaming sack of...

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Fail

Wow JavaFX blew me away.

I tried Firefox and got a spinning Java logo, then nothing. I persisted (don't know why) and opened the page in IE. After accepting their T&Cs I get sound, but no video.

0/2 for JavaFX

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What did you do on Emergency Services day?

Cian

999 works on my Nokia E51

if my phone is locked, dialling either 112, 999 or 911 will unlock it and make a call

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