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* Posts by David Haworth 1

15 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Hubble 'scope snaps 600-LIGHT-YEAR-wide pic of star-spawning nebula

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Headmaster

grammar chequer?

s/peak/peek/

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OHM MY GOD! Move over graphene, here comes '100% PERFECT' stanene

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Re: @Stanene Inside

Quoth John Brown: "If we make a Klein bottle out of this stuff and apply a voltage would it turn the universe inside out?"

Some would argue that this has already happened.

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Murdoch calls for world+dog to 'expose' Google

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Re: robots.txt???

And there I was thinking that robots.txt was just a Project Gutenberg e-text of a collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov.

Silly me.

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Curiosity keeps on trucking despite government shutdown

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Re: Forget NASA, what about the NSA?

Forget NASA? How can I forget NASA? I'm already missing my APOD

(apod.nasa.gov if/when it comes back on line)

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Want to meddle with IP rights? Use the law, not amended regulations

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Hypocrites

I didn't hear them complaining when extensions to copyright laws were being enacted by means of Statutory Instruments.

6 Acts of Parliament and 120 Statutory Instruments.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/title/copyright

Bah!

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Microsoft scrapes Windows Azure name off cloudy kit

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They finally worked it out.

So they finally worked out that Azure is a word that many people will associate with blue skies.

Not a cloud in sight.

Mine's the raincoat with the telescopic umbrella in the pocket. Not that I'll need it with Microsoft clouds.

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Google flight search engine lifts off

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Same old ...

And it's just as useless as all the other flight search engines. What I'd really like to see is a search for flights from/to a particular area, country or state.

Example: I live in Germany and want to fly to the UK. I might consider MUC, NUE, FRA or maybe another German airport for departure and one of several UK airports as destination, depending on price, availability, convenience etc. With ALL the current search engines I have to ask for each pair individually, which is very time-consuming. Yeah, I know Germany and UK aren't supported at the mo, but the engine still only accepts specific start and destination airports.

Oddly, there are specific entries for "all airports" for some cities, but no way to select all airports that are "near" a given location.

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Has UK gov lost the census to Lulzsec?

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A request...

Dear Mr. LulzSec, while you're about it, please could you get the data for the other censuses from 1841 onwards. A lot of amateur genealogists would be very interested.

Mine's the coat-of-arms ...

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Facebook fails webmail tests

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Re: Which? run by Idiots

> £1 for the trial subscription, I might as well have shoved it up my ass.

Didn't you see the special report: "Which? Suppository"

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Archos 32 Android media player

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What? No SDHC slot?

What use is a media player without a card slot for my media?

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Steve Jobs: 'Pad? That's my word'

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Boffin

Re "in whole or in part"

Mr. Jobs appears to demand that developers use one of their trademarks "in part". APP is part of APPLE after all

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Re: Incontinence pads

Perhaps that's what the "i" in "iPad" stands for.

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Brussels data watchdog cries foul over secret copyright talks

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AM I missing something?

Why is everyone banging on (only) about the right to privacy and data protection? Whatever happened to presumption of innocence, a fair trial and the right to confront one's accusers?

Give me a trial by a jury of my peers - and don't forget this is a peer-to-peer network (*groan*)

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A decade to forget - how Microsoft lost its mojo

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Azure? Not a cloud in sight...

"Azure" is the colour often associated with a cloudless sky. Strange that MS should decide to use it to describe their "cloud-computing" offering.

Or is it another round from the MS-Footgun (TM)?

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Please don't eat your horse, EU asks owners

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Re: [LuMan] Hors d'oevres

Where I come from it's pronounced "Horses' Doofers". 'nuff said.

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