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Microsoft and HTC are M8s again: New One mobe sports WinPhone

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Re: Surely if HTC had any sense

I see what you did there.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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Re: umm..

To get away from the chicken, er, plucker?

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Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people

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Re: self powering flash-lights

Autocorrect?

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WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

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Re: Am I the only one.....

No. You are not.

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: and we do not put sugar in our bread

If you use and kind of standard sliced stuff then yes you do. It's loaded with sugar to make it rise fast.

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Anonymous wifi the latest casualty of Russia net neurosis

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Re: What about forriners?

"Also, if you look closely, the freedom of speech in Russia is fairly "democratic" - if you hold an opinion widely shared by the majority - you can pretty much say what you like. The problem is what happens when your opinion diverges..."

Same as the West then. I imagine the majority opinion is probably the one dictated or manipulated by the powers that be too.

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

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Sole Yellow

The colour of Lemon Sole?

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Panda Cross

But what was the panda crossed with?

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

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Re: Self service checkouts

I'd agree with everything you said if only the damn things worked reliably instead of frequently throwing a fit and refusing to do anything until a member of staff sticks a key in and fiddles about under the hood.

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

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Re: Pedestrians ... are not controlled by traffic (key is in the word) lights or signs.

That's correct in the UK. I understand it's not correct in the USA and so might not be elsewhere too.

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Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!

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Re: Electronic devices are a distraction which separates people from each other

Well we need something for god's sake! It may as well be electronic devices.

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Samsung rebrands store as Galaxy Apps, eyes up Google Play customers

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Re: Now, are they planning on having Tizen apps?

My first thought was that Galaxy Apps is likely going to stay Android only and another store will open using whatever name they come up with for their Tizen based range of devices. I hope I'm right but I haven't successfully predicted the future, as it relates to phones, since I said ring tones would eventually be polyphonic.

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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Re: still has 3years to serve

Long enough for you to get to taekwondo red belt then ;-)

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Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

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Big Brother

With enough further development it could be...

useful in providing evidence when trying thoughtcrime cases I suppose.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: [1]Foreign languages are good too.

But it happens mostly, in my experience, with maths.

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Re: It's a long story.

AKA another article?

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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Re: nor mine

Fine and dandy it most certainly is not at 12:46BST.

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Trick-cyclists defend Facebook emoto-furtling experiment

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Re: "Are all human interactions deliberately manipulative?"

No but they are believed to be by those with the same mindset as "the only value of art is monetary". To all of those scumbags I say get off my planet and take your filthy, dirty toxic points of view with you.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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Flame

Thank you Microsoft

Without your help I would not have seen the light. You have shown me how unreliable my Owncloud server is. You have made aware of the fact that for reliable online services I should choose from the many excellent products available from Microsoft. I am forever in your debt.

</sarcasm>

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London Tech Week: All for the luvvies and the joke's on you, taxpayers

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Re: "They were giving away cocktails, margaritas and tequila sunrises at the end"

Woooosh!

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Re: "They were giving away cocktails, margaritas and tequila sunrises at the end"

Yes, working in tech sounds great. I should have done a sociology degree or something instead of this useless maths & computing nonsense.

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The rise of the humans: How to outsmart the digital deluge

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Angel

I'm obviously sub-human

Nonsense!

“Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” - B. Lee

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Smartphone SEX APPS will give you CUPID'S MEASLES - study

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That tricorder app can't come soon enough

That is all.

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Snowden's Big Brother isn't as Orwellian as you'd think

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Re: @RyokuMas It's not today's government you need to worry about...

"Sure, a government can lock you up and throw away the key..."

Corporations can do nothing as bad as this if they wish to remain within the law. Governments make the law and can do much worse than this. Furthermore, you are free to not use the services of, for example, Google. You are not free to withhold information from your government. This is basic stuff.

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Re: @RyokuMas It's not today's government you need to worry about...

@Psyx and an AC or two earlier: You completely missed my point.

"The fact that it shits on people's privacy and rights without actually jailing them doesn't make mass data collection ok, whether it by by grubbiment or corporations."

That is my position also. The point I was making was that a corporation doing it is much less dangerous to an individual's personal liberty than a government doing it.

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Re: Yeah but what about santa?

On every corner there's a giant metal Santa Claus who watches over us with glowing red eyes.

They carry weapons and they know if you've been bad or good.

Not everybody's good but everyone tries...

with thanks to JoCo

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@RyokuMas Re: It's not today's government you need to worry about...

Heard of anyone being incarcerated or worse by Google lately? That's what I thought.

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Apple is KILLING OFF BONKING, cries mobe research dude

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Re: If there are two things banks hate dealing with it's cash and customers.

That's all the reason I need to stick with cash.

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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Re: The future's bright then...1970s

Lights out, lights out in London...

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: comparing women to objects

In my experience the heterosexual ones usually get their partners to deal with the garbage collection so more like Java objects than C++ ones.

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Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake

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Re: Which of them played which?

My thoughts exactly.

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Re: Are you sure

Wow! Just, wow!

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Queen's Speech: Computer Misuse Act to be amended, tougher sentences planned

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Re: Murder manuals

That's most novels these days it seems. Unless they come from the Mills & Boon tradition.

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The hoarder's dilemma: 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Get well soon

Hope it's nothing serious.

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For your next privacy panic, look no further than vending machines

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Hey

John Anderton, you could use a Guinness right about now

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Still using e-mail? Marketers say you're part of DARK SOCIAL

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Re: "smart" water cooler

Full of this stuff for extra traceability?

http://www.smartwater.com/products

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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It begins!

"My uncle has a country place

That no one knows about

He says it used to be a farm

Before the Motor Law..."

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The Internet of Things helps insurance firms reward, punish

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Re: @Will Godfrey -- Are you kidding?!?

You 're right. I'm a Gen-Xer who has been warning my contemporaries about this and Facebook, Google, etc for years. You'd think, as I'm the only one most of them know in the software industry, that they might take some notice. But no. I'm usually dismissed as either paranoid or a dinosaur. Where's the weary resignation icon?

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Re: "Old French word bocler, so the -er suffix is not indicative of an agent noun"

Cool. I didn't know the etymology of buckler. That this should have resulted in one who swashes a buckler being a swashbuckler rather than a buckler swasher is testament to the peculiar irregularity of non-invented languages. We're not in C++ anymore, Toto.

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Re: "Actually, one swashes a buckler"

English has rules which imply the noun usage of swash in this phrase.

A buckler is a small wrist-borne shield, with which one would buckle. What would you buckle with your buckler? A swash (the fall of a heavy body or blow) from a sword of course. Ergo, one buckles a swash. If one swashed a buckler we would all be talking about bucklerswashing.

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Re: "swashing a buckle"

One does not swash a buckle. One buckles a swash!

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Robotics evangelist: 'Personal robots' should be invisible beings

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Re: "Robots are the new black,"

Has Andra Keay no idea of the etymology of robot? Words fail me!

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Creepy Facebook urges users to pester friends about their SEX LIVES

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Re: Stool pigeon

"If you wanna squeal, said the F.B.I.

We can make a deal, make it worth your while"

-Kid Creole

I never thought I'd be quoting that!

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Re: Ha!

Sure FB can find out a lot about people not on FB but I'm not sure they have any way of targetting us with ads. Mailing anything to those email addresses would likely be illegal under anti-spam laws. They can (and surely do) look but they can't touch.

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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... @Naughtyhorse

I enjoyed your post so much that I'm prepared let you enjoy the bounty conferred by mine and call off the auction.

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Re: They missed a trick...

I'll start the ball rolling. What am I bid for my 2/3?

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Latest Snowden leak claims NSA bugged ALL mobile calls in the Bahamas

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Re: "Until the ConDems take us out of that system"

The Cons are split between the leadership who want to stay in, subject to some reforms they want to push for, and some on the back benches who want to take us out. The Dems want to stay in.

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Surprise! Google chairman blasts EU's privacy ruling

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Re: "strippers ... surf ... finance"

Welcome on board. You'll fit right in.

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more

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Re: Pretty good record too

Benny The Bouncer should have stayed on the cutting room floor. But otherwise, yes.

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Google CAN be told to delete sensitive data from its search results, rules top EU court

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Re: "I shall not submit to injustice from anyone."

You missed the point. Perhaps you've heard of The Mote and the Beam?

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