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Ericsson and Kodiak in Europe WALKIE-TALKIE-style push-to-talk push

Ryan 7

Re: GSM-R

It's also mandatory equipment for the new generation of in-cab signalling in ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). 20 years from now we'll be finishing ripping out all the old traffic lights (and all the thievable copper cabling) on the railways, because all the trains will just be talking to each other over GSM-R backhaul instead.

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El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more

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Re: Model M

Cherry switches may well be mechanical, but they're shitty plastic bendy mechanical — not the glorious buckling spring.

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Bitcoin value breaks $1,000 barrier in FRENZIED HYPEGASM

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"Fundamental questions remain about what a virtual currency actually is"

All currency is virtual.

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Flippin' heck! Magnetic poles of Sun are gyrating: What Earth needs to know

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Of course it can't happen overnight...

"night" of course being "when the sun is behind that big rock".

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Air mattress blast blows German man across room

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How do you become an expert in matress explosions?

... ooooohhh.

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Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

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What's a "Yahoo!"?

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YouTube app returns to Windows Phone

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The banned May 2013 version, which was still working earlier this week, is now kaput.

Google probably wanted to revoke the banned version's key, thinking that now there will be less bad PR because of an adequate replacement — but silly Microsoft reused the key in the new version.

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

Ryan 7

Re: AC@14:07

F1 teams can *afford* a lot more than they're allowed to spend by the racing rules.

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Google rolls its eyes, gives Windows Phones five more months to sync

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"Don't be evil"

If they really subscribed to that sentiment, Google would create a Gmail app for WP8.

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WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

Ryan 7

His plea bargains, based on that rap sheet

add up to a total maximum of 20 years.

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Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type

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Re: Perhaps it's just me

No, you'll just get Tom Cruise abseiling in through the air vent.

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SIM crypto CRACKED by a SINGLE text, mobes stuffed with spyware

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Surely this is as simple as not delivering these messages to any handsets

Just put a filter on the exchanges, job's a good'un. Owait, femtocells.

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

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Devil

Lets apologise for

Windows ME, Vista, and 8.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: Divided

Get over yourself, find a sense of humour, and realise that words on a screen really aren't worth all this fuss.

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Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone

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The more I think about it,

the more I believe it would be a good idea for Mozilla and Microsoft to team up and go to war against Apple and Google.

Still have IE and Firefox separate, but have Microsoft's financial muscle behind a friendly open-source organisation and switch IE's rendering engine to Gecko from Trident. It'll take that sort of opposition to prevent Webkit from Borg-ing the entire web.

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Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

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Re: This tiny vessel

You, sir, get an upvote.

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Network Rail axes hundreds of tech suppliers

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Copyright troll Prenda Law accused of seeding own torrents

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Vertical integration, Lemon!

The American corporate dream.

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Graphene QUILT: A good trampoline for elephants in stiletto heels

Ryan 7
Boffin

"If this is avoided"

So they've done the easy bit of identifying the suboptimal stage of the process, but don't have an alternate suggestion?

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AT&T adds 61¢ 'Mobility Administrative Fee' for users

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I can't help but think

they'd never get away with that sort of thing on this side of the pond.

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Aha, I see you switched on your mobile Wi-Fi. YOU FOOL!

Ryan 7

Windows Mobile, eh?

Researcher couldn't afford a Lumia?

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Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record

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"Bring that all-Earth title to the red, white, and blue. —

— Oh, wait – those are the colors of Russia's flag, as well."

One could argue that the Lunokhod 2 record flies under a Red & Gold flag, comrade!

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Full metal jacket: Nokia launches new Lumia 925

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Hmmm,

Seems like a strict downgrade from my trusty black 920.

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You want to put 3D gun designs on the web? You'll need a 2D printer

Ryan 7
Coat

These geology stories rock!

/coat

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NASA on alert: International Space Station springs a leak

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Stop

Re: Good Job USA!

It's... not the US's sole property.

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FAIL

Re: running down the corridors screaming

I don't think there would be any truth in reports of running in the ISS' corridors.

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Boffins propose photon-swapping entanglement experiment on ISS

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Boffin

Nope...

"The experiment would also help investigate whether gravity has any affect on entanglement between a photon on Earth and on in orbit." [sic]

Gravity on the ISS is almost identical to gravity at sea level. They're just constantly falling so things *appear* weightless.

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NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days

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Re: There is a helluva lot of difference

Actually, you're right. As soon as they start decelerating at the other end, they'll get a column of exhaust catching up, and smashing into them!

Probably best to pack some small hydrazine thrusters to step to the right and let it all fly past.

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Google goes on the Blink in WebKit fork FURORE

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Would be nice if IE adopted Gecko.

Vive La Netscape!

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Veiny green 'scum' meteorite may be first visitor from Mercury

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Coat

"Almost-planet Vesta"

Is that like the almost-OS 'Vista'?

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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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Re: multiple cursor feature

Notepad++ also, via Ctrl+Click

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Mmmm, TOE jam: Trev shoves Intel's NICs in his bonkers test lab

Ryan 7
Trollface

Re: most of this stuff is old

Useless?

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Keyboard, you're not my type

Ryan 7

"should this one ever die"

It won't. When you're dead it will be Still Alive.

— Typed on my IBM Model M

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Re: Big 'n heavy?

That was a masterpiece. Best thing I've read this year.

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Public told to go to hell, name Pluto's two new moons

Ryan 7
WTF?

Inexplicably omitted from the article, here's the poll for your convenience

http://www.plutorocks.com/

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Nokia decrypts browser traffic, assures public not to worry

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Joke

"Sales of 4.4 Lumia units"

Awww, they didn't even manage to sell 5! (Having said that, I'm getting a 920 once the price has dropped a bit).

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Malware SNEAK dons cunning disguise, opens creaky back door to servers

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Coat

Surely if Java is running on your server

Then it's already useless anyway?

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Leaping hedgehog probes planned for Martian moon Phobos

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Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

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FAIL

Re: err

@rvt

Logged in just to downvote that. Although, good things to say about Apple must be few and far between if you had to reach for "They still have USB host sockets on Macbooks!!!1!1".

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PGP, TrueCrypt-encrypted files CRACKED by £300 tool

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Boffin

You might get lucky,

And find it in pagefile.sys (or an expired hiberfil.sys), even if they disable Hibernation and pull the cord out when alerted.

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ICANN'T believe it's not Apple: Vatican wins domain-handout lottery

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Re: Bah!

Surely it makes the most sense to go to Richard Branson, as he actually does have a number of enterprises under a single umbrella name. If that's not the most appropriate use for a gTLD then I don't know what is.

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Boffins cook raw numbers, hope to bake PERFECT kilogram

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Boffin

Re: Not sure there is much point in a Quantum Kilogram

Once we have a recipe we can bake a new one every week, and your greengrocer's scales would be calibrated using weights, that were themselves calibrated against whatever the freshest quantum one was at the time.

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Baby got .BAT: Old-school malware terrifies Iran with del *.*

Ryan 7
Black Helicopters

Re: Must be skiddie work.

That's exactly what they want you to think.

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Quadriplegic woman demos advanced mind-control of robot arm

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Black Helicopters

Promotional consideration furnished by Sarif Industries

Now where's my Neuropazine?

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Lovefilm does a Wii after rival gets loaded on new Nintendo

Ryan 7
FAIL

Re: 3DS

It's almost like they're morons who don't want the extra revenue for clicking 'release' on an app that already exists.

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Flash memory made immortal by fiery heat

Ryan 7
Boffin

Re: Local and Remote...

"heat-suppressing gel"

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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FAIL

Missing-out Joshua is criminal

GLaDOS too!

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Chevrolets to get 'Eyes Free' mode for driving with Apple Siri

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"It will of course be only available to those with Siri-enabled phones - iPhone 4S and 5."

And of course it will never get any updates, meaning that only two of the features will ever work properly, you'll be forced to choose whether to upgrade your iOS or keep it compatible with your car, and it will never work at all with iPhone 6+.

Embedding tech in cars is incredibly short-sighted. Surely the industry would make more money (by selling far more of the option kits) by standardising on a set of steering-wheel multifunction buttons and a little 2-line display, offloading the actual functionality to any handset? Where's the Bluetooth profile for that?

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