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Apple vows to add racially diverse EMOJIS after MILEY CYRUS TWITTER outrage

Jimboom

They are the ones making it racist

By highlighting the fact that there is a difference in the colour of these "things" and saying it is a problem they are in fact making it racist. As people have previously said, the emothingies are what the average 8-13 year old would think up and use. However, most normal kids (ie: ones not raised to care about skin colour and instead to judge people on their character) would not see this as a problem.

By calling it out and saying how it is racist not to have these other colours they are in fact tainting any youths who don't even see this as an issue.

Won't someone think of the children!?!

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Keep your quinoa, hipsters: Boffins back healthy slabs of choc

Jimboom

Does that mean

That chocolate chip cookies are medicinal?

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WHEEE... CRUNCH! iPad Mini tops list of most breakable slabs, mobes

Jimboom

Is this really even a real test?

Surely the more important question would be, which device cover works the best at protecting your shiny gadget as most people in the know would never use said device without one.

I have a Samsung S3 with a Poetic cover and as of yet I still have been unable to damage it, despite dropping the phone many times onto hard floor, sometimes corner first, sometimes flat on the screen. Even when the drop has been enough to dislodge the phone from case the phone still comes away without a scratch... so far.

Although the reason I guess for them not doing a cover test is that one would be able to argue for lower insurance premiums if they had the top rated case by them on said device.

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Silk Road 2.0 busted! At least two arrests as federal crackdown begins

Jimboom

Re: Blowhard It's all good

"but if you really think that weed in the long term will have no effect then you're definitely smoking something."

True. But I would sooner hang out with those casual smokers then the hypocritical pissheads that claim "They would never touch drugs and thinks anyone who does is a dirty hippy" as they light up their umpteenth fag of the day.

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

Jimboom

Re: Ummm.... oookkaaayy

>Ugh? It was very easy before- the old Mac Pro was renowned for it. Now it is just a case of swapping a cable.

In other words when it breaks or you want to upgrade you have to buy a new one. I'm sorry, but if I have just gone and shelled out over 2 grand for a machine I don't want to go have to buy a new one if it breaks (and I know you say, just buy applecare, but with that price tag there are going to be those that cannot afford the new shiny and the applecare)

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Jimboom

Kind of looks like a trash can

Ok. It's a cylinder. Interesting, but practical... I don't know so much.

The pricetag and the location of the ports means that owners of this will put it right up front of their desks in a place of pride, meaning that all the other stuff has to be up on the desk too instead of tucked away neatly.

So for an editor that has a few hard disks, possibly some sort of video input device you are looking at at least half a dozen wires up on the desk. So is this what it is going back to ... the rats nest of wires on the desk??

Yes it looks good, and it is undoubtedly good hardware in the box. But all they are doing is making a bespoke form factor that makes upgrading even more impossible then before.

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Google Glass pics will BAFFLE admirers: Nudge nudge, WINK WINK

Jimboom

I can see it now

Get some dirt/eyelash in your eye and by the time you got it out you have taken 52 pictures and brought 6 random things.

Whats next, adjust your glasses by pushing the frame in the middle to factory reset the glasses?

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Darth Vader outs self as iPhone fanboi

Jimboom

Yea, I can totally see the Empire being Apple

I mean just look at the Death star, looks lovely, lots of nice round corners. But you drop something in the wrong place, in the case of the Death star 2 Photon torpedo's into an impractically placed exhaust port (which kinda screams Apple), then the whole thing cracks up!

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Bill Gates orders HITMAN to KILL right-hand man STEVE BALLMER

Jimboom

Stop touching me Elmo

So wrong yet so funny

Also, Imaginationland is one of the best multipart episodes going. The bit with Kurt Russell and the Christmas Critters... cracks me up every time.

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Martian MOM LAYS another EGG in SPACE - but it's not big enough

Jimboom
Joke

You MOM so heavy that even a 440-Newton rocket failed to break her free of earths orbit!

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iPHONE 5S BATTERY: It may NOT just be you, it may be RUBBISH

Jimboom

Re: Serve them right

Your doing it wrong!

Though it is understandable as you say you have had the iPhone before the Samsung and probably don't realise that there is a lot of customization you can do to get the most out of your android, unlike iPhones.

And I am guessing that because you are an iUser, you think you are smarter then the average user and therefore you have done everything you can and it's still rubbish, therefore lets bash the droid and continue using my fruity phone.

Seriously. The phone is fine in even the brightest of outdoor scenorio's. And yes, if you do things like leaving the Wifi permanently on instead of switching it off when the phone sleeps, leave the brightness up on full, use the base applications that drain the battery etc.. etc.. then it probably will be rubbish. But if you are clever about it then the SIII is a great phone. Don't go mocking something because of your own ignorance!

I get a full days use out of my battery and thats with fairly heavy usage of it during the day (watching vids, internet, e-mail, vpn and RDP) . Some days it doesn't even get close to low battery.

So please. Go donate your Samsung to someone who deserves such a nice bit of kit and go back to playing with your crApple.

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Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

Jimboom

I think a new definition is in order

Twerk - (Adjective). Is a combination of a Tw*t and a Jerk. Refers to someone who uses this word with a straight face in anything but the above descriptive fashion.

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Report: Android malware up 614% as smartphone scams go industrial

Jimboom
Stop

TBH

Only stupid/careless people get malware on their droids. I have had an Android since the Galaxy 1 and I have never had a malware or virus. It's a little thing called being aware. If a "free" app looks to good to be true then guess what... it probably is.

This however is nothing new, for as long as there are sites offering cracked software/apps to people for free, there will be people injecting nasties into said "free software".

I know it was said that Play store apps were ok but even those get treated with suspicion by me if the permissions are unrealistic. In my mind a lot of games and apps should need very little to no permissions to my phone and as such many of the "free" games and apps get passed over for this very reason.

Use a bit of common sense people and you will be fine..... oh wait... it's not that common anymore is it.

Lets try that again.

Use a bit of uncommon sense people and you will be fine.

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Top guns doomed as US Navy demos first carrier-launched drone

Jimboom
Trollface

Next phase?

I imagine the next phase would be to have an array of satellites around the globe with loads of these puppies in them, ready to load them into a droppod and fire it to whatever location on earth that needs "cleansing".

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

Jimboom
Coat

Whatever next

Things really are becoming a bit silly over the pond these days. If it is not companies having a bitch fight in the courts then it is ridiculous stories like this.

It's a wonder the police have the time to catch or prosecute any real criminals.

Hell, I would wager that a bottle of coke and mentos has more "destructive power" then what she made.

People need to calm the heck down and be reasonable. When I was a kid we used to do things like this all the time without fear of being labeled a terrorist. Yes, times may have changed some, but just because there are bad people out there who want to blow things up it doesn't mean we have to jump out of a skins every time there is a loud bang... and then arrest the offending party for making the loud bang in the first place.

The one point I was say is that she is possibly a bit silly for doing this on school property. Do it off school property and then throw the bottle onto school property if you really must.

I'll get me coat, it's the one with the Anarchists cookbook V1 in the pocket.

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Facebook: Yeah, we'll ban chainsaw beheading vids - when journos call us

Jimboom
WTF?

Why are police not knocking on this guys door?

Surely posting that constitutes some sort of evidence in a murder case? Unless they don't count such things as worthy of police attention in Malaysia.

But agreed. Pretty f'ing sick bastards whoever watched that and "liked" it.

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Magic mystery malware menaces many UK machines - new claim

Jimboom
FAIL

I call

Shenanigans.

Sounds to me like someone is ramping up to sell "THE ONLY COMPLETE ANTI-VIRUS/MALWARE PACKAGE TO DETECT AND REMOVE THE MAGIC MALWARE!"

I think the only magic trick here is how we are all being fooled into believing this is actually real without any evidence.

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

Jimboom
FAIL

Am I missing something here?

If she was really that pissed off with him playing too much xbox then why didn't she just go switch off the electricity to the house/flat? Or just pull the plug?

That is what my wife used to do when she was pissed off at me playing World of Warcraft instead of coming to bed with her. For the record though I stopped playing that years ago when I realised just how much time and money I had wasted on a game I didn't even actually own.

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Indian atomic boffins draw up plans for 50,000 TONNE magnet

Jimboom
Devil

I suppose that is one way

To make sure people don't use personal electronic devices at work.

Heck, I would probably encourage it, just to watch their faces when they are in the middle of tweeting about their lunch or latest bowel movement and the magnet fires up

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It begins: Six-strikes copyright smackdown starts in US

Jimboom
FAIL

This assumes the person is contactable

So what if there is no e-mail account on record for said offender? Say I don't have an e-mail account with my ISP package and I never register one with them. Then their automated system has nothing to go from. Then lets say they decide to send the warnings by snail mail.

I turn around after they start suing and state that we have had a problem for years now where mail goes missing, so we never received the first 4 letters. If there is no way to confirm receipt of the warnings then how can they say I ever received them in the first place?

Just seems to me that this idea has a few holes in it before it has even started.

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Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

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Re: Lemmings

Great game that! I know thats what i voted for. And no, the pc version was 1 player only as far as I recall.

I just remember all the spinnoff's from lemmings. Lemmings Paintball, 3D Lemmings. I am still however waiting for the original to be ported to Android so that I can kill... err I mean save some lemmings on the way in to work. I did however find a working version of Star Control II for the droid the other day and am currently loving that!

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‘Anonymous’ hacks Oz Uni’s email to protest bulk iPad buy

Jimboom
Mushroom

Privacy nightmare

I imagine that the Uni would technically be the owners of said iPads. So how long until they start demanding that the students offer up all their relevant passwords (e-mail, dropbox, apple ID) as they will be expected to support the students and their fondleslabs with the software they need on it.

And then subsequently, how long until the Uni uses picture/video evidence recorded on said Pad showing students taking illegals substances to suspend/expel them?

Or, if you prefer, how long until a Uni tech person gets done for taking copies of someones naked pictures off their pad or for installing software that lets them remotely view the iPads video (installed only on female students tabs natch).

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Jimboom

Re: What's the alternative?

How about putting a computer in every dorm room? Or a laptop? Something they could actually use to write some school work with? Perhaps spend the money on improving the IT structure in the school (and no, fondleslabs do not count)

The problem with any technology is that it is prone to misuse. Yes, there may be all these great apps for learning and textbooks to read, but that is like saying that there are great educational shows for kids to watch on tv... but it doesn't mean they are going to watch them.

I have worked in IT in education before and unless it is done in some sort of structured way (ie. Today class we are going to sit in front of the computers and do this task, then we are going to watch this video and then you are going to watch me do something and repeat it. A very boring example I know, but you get the idea), then it is very prone to noneducational uses.

A perfect example I can offer was that we used to service the laptops in schools, this would from time to time include laptops that were on loan to pupils to take home for them to do their schoolwork. The amount of smut/games and other stuff I dare not mention was phenomenal. Even the teachers laptops were nowhere near as bad.

And the same will be in this case. When you take that structure away and say, oh, you have a fondleslab in your hand while I am trying to hold a lecture... you must be taking notes or learning in some other way, so that's ok, then it is counterproductive to learning.

I would be interested to see the average test scores of the pupils there pre and post the iFlood.

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Major new science: WOMEN MORE NUDE more OFTEN online

Jimboom
Trollface

Re: What a waste of a morning

>Coming next, maybe: the effect of a hang-over on FPS scores?

See now, if you are going to do that then you have to be thorough. The effects of being slightly tipsy on your Scores, then being drunk.. then being absolutely blottoed, THEN the effects of a hangovers at all different levels. All the way from "ouch my head hurts" to "OMG I WANT TO DIE!!"

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Android Trojan taints US mobes, spews 500,000 texts A DAY

Jimboom
Trollface

Maybe it's just me

But I always check the privileges of an app before I install and have passed up installing many bits of well rated software because I didn't agree with the privileges it was wanting (why a simple game wants access to my accounts, to check network status and change system settings I will never know).

But failing that Droidwall would hopefully stop anything that managed to slip through the net. So personally I don't see any droid users with half a brain falling for this.... oh wait, we were talking about the Yanks weren't we?

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It's official: Mac users are morally superior to Windows users

Jimboom
Coat

Re: Real Computer Economics

Now that is funny as I have had my computer at home for 5 years and I don't see any need to replace it any time soon. My 2nd computer is 8 years old. Neither have any problems with it.

At work we use computers that are minimum 2 year old refurbished HP's and we use them for a good few years. Some of the boxes get loaded with Linux if they are file servers and then the desktop ones get loaded with Windows.

Personally I prefer windows as it is what I am used to and what I know how to get the most out of. I know with tweaking I could get more out of my Linux but at home I like my old school games, so windows XP is sound for that.

In my opinion it is the people with more disposable income that have Mac's and are generally the more technically un-savvy of the lot. But just as I an am exception to the rule as I use both Linux and Windows and am technically competent you will have mac users that are very competent... but just personally I have seen more of the former then the latter when talking about Mac users.

I'll get me coat, it's the one with the windows PE disk and USB linux boot in the pocket.

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BBC Watchdog crew sink teeth into dodgy PC repair shops

Jimboom
WTF?

@Chad 14:44

I disagree Chad, any technician worth their salt will know that sure you may get some useful information from the customer to try troubleshoot the problem but you should ALWAYS assume that they are not telling you the full story. Whether it be the fact that they let their child/friend/neighbour who "knows about computers" have a crack at fixing it first and in fact made the problem worse, or if they are not telling you about all the dodgy websites they went on which resulted in them becoming more virus ridden then a cheap dockside prostitute.

So yes, while you are right, jumpers don't move themselves, but you don't know if someone did or didn't screw around in a pc when you repair it. And of course if someone tries to fix it and fails they are not going to admit it.

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Happy birthday, Compact Disc

Jimboom
Meh

Credit where credit is due?

I see there is no mention of James T Russell. The actual person who first came up with the concept of the CD and created them in the first place.

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HGST floats helium for low power, MASSIVE capacity HDDs

Jimboom
Trollface

I can just see it now

User: "The servers are running a bit slow today."

Tech: "Ahh, one of the drives must have sprung a leak,"

User: "Well can't you just fill it up again?"

Tech: "We would, but we used up all the spare helium doing funny impressions last week after the pub."

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Ultimate bacon sarnie scrap starts to sizzle

Jimboom
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Farmhouse Granary Loaf/Bap

Now that's the way forward.

Nice succulent bacon on the inside, then some ketchup, melted butter, soft fresh bread and then something crunchy on the crust to keep it all interesting and add some flavour to the whole thing.

You know it makes sense!

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Apple and Google in talks to end patent war?

Jimboom
Mushroom

Re: Google Translate says:

The only point I will agree with is that Samsung have copied products. But my reply to that is.... and? So what.

You don't think every other company out there have done the same? We are where we are today due to people taking an idea (either old or new), refining it, maybe putting a little twist on it, repackaging it and calling it their own.

Apple have done it, Samsung have done it, Microsoft have done it, heck, you would be more hard pushed to find a company that hasn't copied someone else.

If we didn't allow people to take something and refine it and make it better then we would stagnate in our technological progression.

Sure Sammy could have changed more, perhaps been a little more subtle, but this trial is a farce and we all know it.

And Samsung cheap? I don't know how big the silver spoon was you were born with, but the cost of a new Galaxy S3 is quite a lot to most people.

By your same logic then people only buy crApple because they are expensive and they know most people can't afford all the newest kit and therefore won't have them. Whereas they look all "kewl" and such sipping their Starbucks and playing on their new Macbook or iWhatever.

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First, Google goggles - now the world gets self-censoring specs

Jimboom
Trollface

Roll up roll up

Yes sir, this new patented system will 100% guarantee to ensure you don't give in to temptations.

Step one is a large burly man walks alongside you wherever you go.

Step two is, if he see's your eyes straying onto things it shouldn't then he punchs you. If you continue to oggle at Bulgarian airbags and the like then he pops you in the other eye. Your eyes swell up and then you can't see anything! Problem solved!

Then when you cannot see anything the burly man helps you not walk into things.

Praise buddah, your soul will be saved!!

That will be £999.99 please.

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Wannabe reckons it can broadcast local telly for free

Jimboom
Coat

And if you look at it from the other side

Canis Biz Media...

Wouldn't that just be cartoons and cooking shows?

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Blizzard pwned: Gamers' email, encrypted passwords slurped

Jimboom
Joke

So glad I stopped playing wow a long time ago

They obviously forgot to recast their firewall buffs!

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

Jimboom
Coat

I have one of each

I have 1 cat that is a Garfield (even looks like him and is as fat), and doesn't do anything more than occasionally bring in a frog to play with in the house. Never kills anything that one.

But then his sister, now she likes to bring in baby birds from our garden. She tried taking on the parent birdies but couldn't do more than hurt it's wing.

Yes, cats are wild animals essentially... but ain't we all. ;-)

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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Bauernfrühstück v bacon sarnie

Jimboom
Devil

Re: Dangerous suggestion

I think you will find that is a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato). Which will come with mayo in most places you get it.

For me, maple cured bacon from waitrose if it is just me eating it, then it doesn't need any sauce. Otherwise if other people then it doesn't matter.

But ketchup over brown sauce any day of the week!

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Sysadmins! There's no shame in using a mouse to delete files

Jimboom
Childcatcher

Re: Funny

And the further point of that IT apprentice story was that without him first learning to use GUI he would never have even known about let alone used CLI

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Jimboom
Childcatcher

Funny

I had the experience of teaching some young IT apprentices last year and helping them get their Comptia A+ certification. When we got to learning command line there was all sorts of grumbles of "why would I ever need to know this?" and "I'm never going to use this, I can do this all in windows.". At the time I never thought that they were going to learn what I considered very basic commands.

Now, a year on the 1 young man who has done quite well for himself has told me that knowing those few simple command lines has helped him to not only do his job, but to progress his learning far beyond that of the certification.

I say use whatever you are comfortable with. Personally I think both have a time and a place. But even now I still make simple little script files to do simple things quickly. Makes my life easier.

But then again I find Exchange 2010 easier to administrate in GUI, even though I know there are certain things I can only do in Powershell.

Just depends on what job you are trying to accomplish and what you feel comfortable with. But restricting yourself to one or the other simply on the fact that a CLI or GUI is what it is, well thats just plain crazy!

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

Jimboom
Joke

But your honour

We are not infringing on their "use your fingers to slide and unlock" patent because we intended people to use their tongues to slide and unlock!

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Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

Jimboom
Stop

Anon needs to step up

This is the fairly boring standard of Anon these days "ohh, you did something we don't like, lets take down your website!". Seems to me this is their default volley and getting a bit boring.

Now.. if they managed to take down the whole of VM ISP.. now THAT would be a stand worthwhile of notice. As it is I think I along with many others are getting bored of Anon's "protests" as they do nothing except give people who are against this kind of censorship a bad name.

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Rovio launches Angry Birds into space

Jimboom

In space, nobody can hear you scream

Even when you failed to complete that level for the hundredth time

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

Jimboom
FAIL

Heavy Metal?

Where the heck was Heavy metal? Perhaps not a rock related movie but with such a rocking soundtrack and a name like Heavy Metal how is it not on the list??

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Man builds gadget to silence annoying TV pundits

Jimboom
Coat

Interesting idea

Although if like me you would program it on keywords such as X-Factor then it would effectively make my tv unusable for part of the year.

But I can see the potential behind this. Imagine going to your mates house and programing it to mute on the word 'and now' or 'the'

I'll get me coat. It's the one with the remote that has the mute button glued down in the pocket

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US air passenger cuffed over low-flying pants

Jimboom
Trollface

Poor kid

Can't you see he's nuts?!

Shame on that company for singling him out. He's just an impressionable youth who has been corrupted by the rap of today, video games and "ghetto" attitude in movies.....

Nah... actually. I'm with the Captain on this one. I would have given him an atomic Wedgie if I were the arresting police officer. If he isn't going to pull his pants up then someone is going to do it for him!

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Total Recall rehash – exit Martians, enter Jessica Biel

Jimboom
WTF?

I have to wonder

Since they are changing the setting and some of the premise then why not just change a few names and the name of the movie? I mean it sounds half decent, I just don't get why they HAVE to call it total recall?

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Bin Laden's porn stash: Too good to be true?

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Coat

Bin tugging

I have to agree, this sounds like propaganda to me. Pure and simple. However, maybe they were wrong about Mr not bin getting laiden being completely off the grid and all this smut was just the results of pop up ads or malware?

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X-Prize offers $10m for working Trek tricorder

Jimboom

Sod that

If I was to make a working Tricorder then I would be patenting it and making more than a mere $10M.

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Lenovo shows ThinkPad X1 ahead of time

Jimboom
Go

Terrible ad

Just terrible

Although. Not a bad looking bit of kit. Look forward to it being "officially" released into the wild.

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