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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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Meh

XPs in developing nations?

> Anecdotally, a great many XP machines reside in developing nations:

And here we still have 10,000 XP desktops (and 3,000 IE6s for god's sake) and we're NOT in a developing nation.

The IT triumph that is the "PC refresh program" has just been put back. Again.

-sigh-

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New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

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Peter Capaldi

I haven't watched Dr Who since the days of John Pertwee but Capaldi is such a great actor I'm planning on watching the new series.

I can't beleive I'm going to watch it again after nearly 40 years!

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Slim Shady wannabe Zuck's Facebook 'STOLE' MY SONG - Eminem

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Re: Question!

...and so's my wife!

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Happy

Basic computer games, the book

I still have my copy of the first edition of David Ahl's book. It's how I learned to program back in the 70s. Which probably accounts for my er... peculiar coding style to this day :-)

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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Go

CDC Cyber 6600?

The console looked amazing - two circular oscillosope thingies.

http://archive.computerhistory.org/projects/Visible_Storage/Cyber_Exhibit_of_Visible_Storage/Cyber%20Visible%20Storage/CRAY/CDC6600/CDC%206600.jpg

Impressed me loads at the time. But then I was only a nipper.

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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Pirate

Programmer's File Editor

Can't believe no-one's mentioned PFE.

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Twenty classic arcade games

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FAIL

Optional

And where's Galaxian?

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Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youth

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Re: IBM's arrogance was that they could make standards ..

Clearly you've never heard of lenses.

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Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD

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@spartacus

"iOS is a lot less configurable. That's the price you pay for flexibility."

Eh?

Wrong.

Not configurable = inflexible.

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France stalls plan to make Google and pals foot broadband rollout

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Meh

@Christoph

Surely those big web firms already make huge profits. Maybe they should think about paying some tax for a change.

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Media barons threaten to spike UK.gov's audacious copyright grab

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Industry led?

"We believe that any changes to the UK’s copyright framework should be industry-led"

That's like saying changes to MP's pay and conditions should be MP-led.

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Disney World slaps pay-by-bonk stalker cuffs on grown-ups

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Meh

It's the...

...thin end of the wedge.

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A pre-ticked box in web forms should NOT mean consent - EU report

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And another thing

"...suggested that dominant market players could not make "unilateral and nonessential" changes to contractual terms if consumers have "no option other than to accept the change or abandon an online resource in which they have invested significant time"

Damn right.

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Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack

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IE6 / 7

Surely no-one uses Internet Explorer 6 or 7 these days. Surely!

Ah... except the company which *I* work for still does.

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Rocket 'Grasshopper' leaps higher than tall building in single bound

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Pint

Impressive but not unique

Armadillo aerospace have been doing rocket VTOL for years.

www.armadilloaerospace.com

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Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ recorder with FreeTime

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Facepalm

Only MP3?

Barking mad not to include more audio formats.

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Capita Group snaps up travel agent for biz types Expotel

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Happy

Profitable, no?

"operating profit of £32m on turnover of £16.3m"

Now that is impressive!

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Apple, Samsung brass hats' patent spat chitchat falls flat

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Alert

Total dollar amount

I love the widths of the lines for "Total dollar amount that Apple/Samsung is entitled to receive from Samsung/Apple" - you could get a LOT of digits in there.

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Facebook ninjas scale wall, pluck iPhone techies from Apple's garden

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Deeply

"We think every mobile device is better if it is deeply social"

Deeply Social? Deeply dippy more like.

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Microsoft apes Google social search master plan

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FAIL

Results influenced by Facebook users' drivel?

Another reason not to use Bing then.

(withdrawn and reposted due to complete bloody inability to proof-read)

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Year of the cloud? Not until it can shield world's Mitnicks

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FAIL

Security is a pain in the a**

The Reg is a BRITISH site FFS. It should be "Security is a pain in the a***".

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Reding's 'right to be forgotten' bill polarises Euro biz world

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FAIL

Voluntary? Er... no.

"...whether this additional requirement is really worthwhile given that individuals' personal data are so widely and voluntarily made available on the net."

Your data "widely availabale" - yes,

"voluntarily available" - you must be joking.

It's almost impossible to use the internet these days without having to "agree" to endless web sites endless T&Cs. All of which can be changed at a later date and it's your responsibility to check if T&Cs have subsequently changed.

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Printed-out dissolving bones, teeth work well in rats

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Happy

Me! I do.

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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

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FAIL

Why no mention of Close Encounters of the Third Kind's spaceships?

I want a refund, dammit.

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Swearing fine quashed as teens have heard it all before

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Common sense at last

Fuck me

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Nokia Lumia 800

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FAIL

I lost confidence in the review when I read...

"the vast majority of non-technical people have always used a webmail service as their primary personal e-mail account. And Facebook or LinkedIn are considered the natural upgrade to e-mail. "

What utter nonsense.

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Boffins give chatty robots a creepy human face

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Meh

Creepy and noisy

She needs some lube.

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Credit card companies plan to sell your purchase data to advertisers

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Meh

I may be showing my ignorance here.

How would the Credit Card companies know what I've bought? Surely they only know who I've bought from and how much I've paid. that's hardly going to lead to advertising that's very "targetted".

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

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Happy

That video clip of Count Arthur Strong doesn't do him justice he is a LOT funnier than that.

I saw him live last year and i haven't laughed so much for ages.

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Energy minister gives grudging nuke endorsement

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Go

Title (optional)

"Smart" metering will mean that in the future when we are short of electricity (and we will be) tarrifs can be adjusted many times during the day so that the price you pay for the electricity you use at any given time of the day (or how windy/sunny it is outside) reflects the amount of electricyty available. Simple supply & demand economics.

The reason we WILL run short of electricity (and personally I can't wait for that to happen) is that no-one is prepared to pay the real cost of power generation, whether that's nuclear, fossil or renewable. The end user will have to pay a lot more for energy in the future if new power generation and transmission infrastructure is going to be built.

The act that no-ne wants to pay for it is perfectly illustrated by today's furore over OFGEM's claim that (once again) energy companies are charging us too much.

You can't have your cake and eat it as they say.

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Seattle superhero arrested for assault

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Happy

I think you have the right angle there.

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Google hits the boozer with own brand of beer

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Pint

Erm.. they've called the beer "incontinent"...?

Good grief.

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Ultrabooks vs tablets: tablet demise greatly exaggerated

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Facepalm

Eh?

Why are the Toshiba tablets being displayed on a toilet seat?

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Neil Armstrong: US space program 'embarrassing'

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SirDigalot you, sir, are an ignorant fool.

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Local radio stations band together against DAB

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IT Angle

Given the choice

...I chose DAB every time. I hate the FM high-frequency hiss.

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Yuri Gagarin, legendary 'naut, makes London debut

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Title? I don' need no steenkin' title

This statue is one of those things that's worth making a trip to London for.

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Official: Pastafarian strainer titfer is religious headgear

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Pint

a title

I'd be a Pastafarian too.

If I wasn't already a Jedi.

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Apollo 14 'naut attempts to flog Moon camera for $80k

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FAIL

Title

It's going to be a terrible NASA PR own-goal if they pursue Mitchell for a 40 year old camera...

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Pentax Q takes mini system camera crown

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I want one

That is all.

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Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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Unhappy

Gutted

I'm gutted there aren't any Robert Silverberg stories in there.

I'm even more gutted I failed to nominate any...

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DEC founder Ken Olsen is dead

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DECwriter II

Isn't anyone going to mention the wonderful DEC Writer terminals? God I loved those things - they were so fast compared to teletypes.

Oh, showing my age again :-)

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Apple clips publishers' wings

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@DZ-Jay

"It is of note that these rules were always in place, but just recently started being enforced."

Cobblers.

If a rule isn't enforced it;s not a rule.

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T-Mobile imposes swingeing cuts on fair use data limits

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Unhappy

Changing "fair use" limits just *after* you've signed up to a 24 month contract...

...what's fair about that?

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US bumblebees in 'alarming' decline

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FAIL

Another title

"If bees can't do the job, the harvesting machines which drive among the trees can surely be adapted to puff each one with pollen."

Oh dear. It's good to see an obvious expert, like Mike Shepherd, commenting on this.

Tell me Mike. When harvesting - what are the machines supposed to "puff" pollen onto?

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Cameron concluded: "This is a wake-up call that bumblebee species are declining not only in Europe, not only in Asia, but also in North America."

A wake-up call that's a bit late! Colony Collapse Disorder has been common knowledge for the last four years (to my layman's knowledge) and Verroa mite is endemic in Europe.

I feel a similar wake-up call will be given about man-made global warming when the polar ice caps are the size of ice cubes.

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Labour moots using speed cameras to reward law-abiding drivers

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Remember to type a title here

"Angela Eagle suggested such uses for the cameras "might make people understand there is a point to [them]" she told The Daily Telegraph."

I thought you were supposed to have a point *before* spending millions on them. Not trying to invent a point for them sometime afterwards.

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Elon Musk's Dragon capsule reaches orbit successfully

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Making it look easy

But launching rockets and getting something successfully into orbit is as far from easy as it's possible to be.

Congratulations SpaceX.

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SpaceX's Dragon poised to go orbital

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Boffin

Title? We don't need no stinkin' titles

Both Gemini and Apollo capsules were steerable during re-entry because their centre of mass had been offset in otrder to provide some the blunt-ended cone with some aerodynamic lift. By firing thrusters the astronaut was able to adjust the 'lift vector' and fly the capsule left and right to steer but also fly longer or shorter.

This is how later missions ended so close to the recovery ships that the splashdown could be filmed.

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Police to get greater web censorship powers

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No proof required...

...it simply requires some oik at Nominet to "believe" a domain's being used to commit a crime and - WHAM - sentence is carried out.

You have been judged, citizen.

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