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Silk Road trial latest: Ulbricht's Gmail addy appeared on ad for 'Amazon.com for drugs'

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Re: Nothing is as it seems

I'm not sure the internet is special. Surely juries would have equal trouble with any concept that's outside their experience or expertise?

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Re: Nothing is as it seems

I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say.

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Living with a Renault Twizy: Pah! Bring out the HOVERCRAFT

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Re: Why would you get one of these

What is the target market for that? J. Clarkson?

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HMRC fails to plan for £10.4bn contract exit... because it's 'too risky'

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Re: £350 per taxpayer

That's an expensive 4 pack.

Or is it just good quality?

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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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Joke

"A joss-stick is fizzling away in the corner"

I think you might be burning sparklers by accident

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PooTube

Hey, what you watch is your business, and it's not my place to judge.

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Re: to places where Climate change is real.

there used be a time when humans would find solutions to problems not run around in fear

Don't you mean "there used be a time when humans would find solutions to problems not pretend they aren't problems"?

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: I reckon that I have something...

Hah, brilliant.

(Although I was referring to the movie called simply "Avatar")

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Re: I reckon that I have something...

Dark City? Not sure you understood the question...

However, one movie I gave up on within 30 minutes was Avatar. Star Wars gets a pass from most people despite its awful dialogue, but all the special effects in the world couldn't save Avatar's.

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

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It's just a Koala

"Bear" is both redundant and incorrect. Where's the Indignant Aussie icon when you need it?

Also what's with the Hoover logo?

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Re: Overkill?

When the Note 4 is used as a VR headset, its 515ppi reportedly isn't quite enough, which is believable.

Other than that use case though I can't really see the point either. IMO the ~400-450ppi of the previous generation looks like quite enough for almost all other uses.

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SpaceX drone hovership ROCKET LANDER BURN: Musk to try again

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Re: Too dark?

Or I suppose we could just be patient. We could do that.

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Re: Too dark?

Sure, but the fog might get in the way...

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Re: Ran out of hydraulic fluid?

Indeed:

Hydraulics are usually closed, but that adds mass vs short acting open systems. F9 fins only work for 4 mins. We were ~10% off.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/554023312033341440

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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Re: Acronym fun

There's also hard start.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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Re: Big Three?

Polymorph surely?

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Mock choc shock: 3D candy printer is good news for sweet-toothed swingbellies

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Re: 'Why?" "Because we can."

The former British colonies don't have an oligopoly on poor quality chocolate. I've had some pretty poor stuff from Austria, Denmark and Norway too.

Unlike Hershey, Australian chocolate, while not always up to the standards on Western Europe's best, doesn't taste like vomit.

However I also tend to stick to Lindt when it comes to plain dark chocolate.

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Intel touts tardy Broadwell Core CPUs for laptops, PCs

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Re: WOT Not Quad Core CPU?

Ok, I'll pass on my upgrade if this is all there is.

It isn't. Like the article said, this is the mainstream/mobile version of Broadwell; Broadwell-U. Your quad (and more) core SKUs are yet to come.

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Cops think Mt Gox meltdown was an 'INSIDE JOB' – report

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@AC

Virtual/digital/crypto/whatever currencies aren't "no different", because they're not backed by governments or central banks with an interest in them remaining stable.

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Fill 'er up: 'Leccy car firm Tesla brings back PUMP SERVICE

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I wonder if female car enthusiasts have to state their penis size too?

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Re: Too bad...

Do go on. Don't be shy AC.

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Dotcom 'saved' Xmas for Xbox – but no one can save Sony's titsup PlayStation Network

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Re: AlbertH

But can you identify something Microsoft released that works properly?

Its mice are great.

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AlbertH

I was all set to "upvote" that, until I got to your final comment. I imagined your spittle-flecked screen and chuckled inwardly as I hit the down arrow.

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1,000mph ROCKET CAR project dogged by beancounters

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Fundraising

I have a feeling that every Reg reader who wants to might already have done so, but it might have been worth mentioning that they also take donations from the public on their website. They'll even stick your name (in 8pt type...) on the substantial vertical tail if you do!

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Christmas Eve email asked Oz telcos for metadata retention costs by Jan 9th

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Re: Meta data and its lies

Are they weasel words, or just ignorance on the part of whoever drafted it?

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Tesla parades sleek model body and fab batt at Roadster fans

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"Thinks"?

Tesla thinks all these changes will lead to a 400-mile range for the car, compared to the original model's 245 miles.

I suspect they've done some testing.

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Soon EVERYONE will be doing it with a strap-on: The Reg's 20 festive wearables

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Re: Number 2

You beat me to it. Looks very balloon knotty indeed.

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Friday: SpaceX will attempt to land rocket on floating, robotic 'spaceport drone ship'

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Re: KABOOM time?

A rocket tends not to carry much more fuel than it needs to.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

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I can't help but think that if Google gave you the raw, unmanipulated output of a search's results, it would be next to useless to you.

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Tesla confirms Australian launch date

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When will those pesky unions learn?

Wait a minute. If you expect Australians, who have be able to afford to live in Australia, to work for similar wages to those that these companies pay in Southeast and Central Asia, thus remaining price competitive, then you've suffered a quite a few too many blows to the head.

And what the hell brought on this rant of yours anyway?

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The Australia Tax

Or, more correctly, the absence thereof.

Tesla's Australian launch pricing is, to within a couple of thousand dollars, the US market price with currency exchange and GST added. Well done Tesla (although no less than we should expect).

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Uber? Worth $40 BEEELLION? Hey, actually, hold on ...

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Re: Robot cabs? 5 minutes

Automatic weaving loom factories were burnt down by the people whose jobs were replaced in the early days too.

This sounds like the local feral operators taking out competition in the form of other small operators. I wonder whether they'd survive taking on Google...

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Re: Driverless internet gypsy cab? What could go wrong?

So no comparison of relative safety statistics could ever convince you?

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Re: Maintenance

My petrol powered car goes for about 200 hours between services and about 10 hours between refuelling stops, so it's not like each vehicle needs one dedicated support person. When you're supporting a fleet of identical vehicles, even major services can be performed reasonably quickly.

Transition to electric vehicles and the service interval becomes much longer. Recharging might become an issue if it's required more than once a day, which (based on current EV range) it probably will be if the vehicles are in service 24 hours.

I can only speculate about what the cleaning requirements would be, but there are ways to encourage people to treat the vehicles with respect...

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Telstra's NBN boondoggle nearly set in stone: reports

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Re: Is this now more expensive than the FTTP alternative?

the reality of Labor's plan was 50% connected at 12Mbps and almost no one on 1Gbps. Too many people have been distracted by the shiny fibre and failed to actually read what Labor were promising.

Apologies if I've misunderstood you, but Labor's plan promised everyone the choice of any speed they wanted.

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Man asks internet for $1k for pebbles. INTERNET SAYS YES

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Re: got some whisky stones for christmas lat year

I once got an IOU for whisky stones for christmas. It sits there unredeemed.

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CADmonkey

You have to be drinking pretty quickly for an icecube to make a difference to your alcohol absorption!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Re: windscreen wipers?

Love the engine sound - sounds like a supercharger hard at work :).

No superchargers here, just a naturally aspirated V8. The whining noise is the meshing of the straight cut gears in the transaxle. Strong, but also noisy.

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Re: windscreen wipers?

Conversely, you could ask "why bother disconnecting them?" The engineers have a (probably very long) list of more important things to worry about.

And when they're ready, self-driving cars will still carry passengers who will probably want to be able to see out of them.

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Re: windscreen wipers?

Probably rain sensing.

THIS is how to drive a Volvo.

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Toyota to launch hydrogen (ie, NATURAL GAS) powered fuel cell hybrid

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Re: re:Electrolysis of brine produces as much chlorine as hydrogen

My mistake. I realised that and deleted the post before checking whether you'd responded. Whoops.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

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Facepalm

Why bother reviewing phones.

They're only going to be better than last year's model.

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A quantum leap...

...is a very small thing indeed.

Sorry, that one's always bugged me.

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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Re: Not quite sure...

I found FC2 to be annoyingly repetitive. There were only a handful of mission types, and then the constantly respawning checkpoints with the lazy reasoning that "we haven't told our guys that you're working for us so they'll still shoot at you, and feel free to shoot back(?!), in fact we don't even care if you kill them all, repeatedly". The weapon durability mechanic was a bit silly too, some of the guns would visibly rust as you were firing them. I think one of them was so fragile that you could carry more ammunition than it could fire before breaking.

I enjoy open world games, but I also like a fast travel system that works (i.e. not FC2's buses). Once I've cleared an area, I don't want to have to fight through it again to get to the next mission.

I thought that FC3 was better in those respects and despite some criticisms, and some of the other weirdness that occurs, I think it's a better game. Blood Dragon trumped both of them though.

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Re: Not quite sure...

Was I the only person who wanted bad things to happen to the whiny PC and his whiny friends?

The crafting didn't seem like much thought had gone into it either. If I want to be able to carry $2k I need to stab a pig, but if I want to be able to carry $6k I need to stab a shark. It is a mystery.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: @Mike Bell

If we must argue semantics, is it difficult to accept that feminism is a subset of egalitarianism?

They both strive for equality. Feminism focuses on equality between men and women, while egalitarianism also encompasses equality of politics, race, class, economics, justice and religion, to name just a few.

Advocating for sexual or gender equality is almost necessarily a feminist position because that's where the imbalance generally lies. The day that feminism (or any form of sexual/gender advocacy) is no longer necessary will be a very good day.

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