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Florida bloke cuffed for pit bull shag outrage

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by those eyes..

I'm wondering if the pit bull shagged him.

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Classy Oregon diners tipped waitress with 'crystal meth' – cops

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Re: the tit tattoo

oozes something, not sure it's class though

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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when I were a lad

Calculators were banned in Maths, but allowed in Physics and Chemistry.

TI-30 was the default choice, we could not afford on so I had a bog-basic Sharp who's most advanced function was a percentage key.

Spent a weeks wage from summer job(about £20) to buy a TI-21 for college when I was 16, which I still have and it still works.

I think children should still be forced to learn log tables. character building for starters...

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Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void

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Moonbase Alpha?

Which has escaped from a parallel universe by any chance?

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IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

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Just how...

Do you encourage a sheep to perform a sexual act on a human?

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Want to sit in Picard's chair while spying on THE WORLD? We can make it so – ex-NSA man

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if yu could, you would

come on how many of you have not dreamed about being able to get away with doing somthing like this?

Be honest. I'd love a network operations center like that

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Flying in the US? Remember to leave your hand grenades at home

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Re: "Dual Purpose Grenades"

Is that not just an Americanism . Like Country and western being both kinds of music

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

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I like the elegant retro look of the Sinclair watch. Much better than the japanese addiction for every button to have 15 functions & a label for each one.

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Microsoft's Nokia plan: WHACK APPLE AND GOOGLE

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RIP Nokia

a lot felt this day was going to come. the final nail in the coffin of the old Nokia

Goodbye Nokia we loved you.

Why didn't you stick with Maemo/Meego - you had a world beater which only needed a bit of polish.

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

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Re: What was that plotter...

Some serious google-fu revealed it to be a Penman plotter http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/20994/Penman%20Robotic%20Turtle%20Plotter%20Printer/

Wish I still had it.

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gaz 7

What was that plotter...

you could get in the 80s which was a small robot which ran around the page. fun to watch & wish I still had mine.

Class tale though. Back when men were men and printers ate children for breakfast ;-)

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Are they also going to ban

the Sun?

the Sport?

the Star?

Nuts, FHM, and all the other dodgy mags/

the Daily Mail website for the sidebar of shame?

All the adult services on Freeview, Sky & Virgin?

The underwear section in mailorder catalogues?

We have no children in our house, I don't see what business it is of the Government to decide what legal material I can and cannot view. Who decides what is and what isn't permitted.

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Desperate Venezuelans wiped clean of bog roll

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Send for Juan Sheet....

from the Plenty adverts

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So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

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Mushroom

Shatner for Who

I still maintain that Bill Shatner would be great as Doctor Who. No more fanciful than some of the suggestions, and way better than some. Miranda Hart for frigs sake? Let's just have McCoy back then

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Megaphone

Can't beleive noone else has suggested...

William Shatner

About as likely as most of the other nominations, but it'd be a wild ride!

Being serious, I would like to see a well trained more mature actor to take the francise away from the twilight set. Someone who could do for Doctor Who, what Patrick Stewart did for the Captain of the Enterprise

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BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily

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Joke

Interesting article

very interesting and enjoyable.

for the next one can I suggest that someone takes you up the OXO tower

someone had to!

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Nokia shareholder tells CEO Elop he's going to hell

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Mushroom

If Nokia had any guts...

They would release an Android phone AND one based on Jolla (nee Meego)

Also need a slidey keyboard one, as well as a slate. The N9/N950 combo would have sold well had the last little wrinkles been ironed out. Nokia had great R&D and great ideas, what it needed was great management of that R&D not chucking it out in favour of Microsoft.

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Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Re: I predict

when that brown dog's ready for a walk it's gonna scratch at the door fairly hard

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Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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I had a +D!

Was a better deal at the time the Microdrive as I got it half price in Boots cos the box was damaged.

Moved on from that to a +3 and then to a QL.

We still have some microdrive cartridges in a data safe at work. Keep meaning to rescue them in case anyone has a mad idea to tidy it. It still has 1/2" reels and manuals for an ICL series 39 that we decommissioned in 1991!

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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What about...

The day the Earth caught fire - serious, scary apocalyptic climate change movie. Excellent stuff

Journey to the far side of the sun - Actually even for the Gerry Anderson haters an excellent film

Don't want to give the plots away, but worth worth digging out and watching if you like decent sci-fi. I also really like Colossus: The Forbin Project but not sure it's good enough for here

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Devil

cycles and tax

The annual vehicle tax in the UK is based on pollution - there are plenty of cars that pay a zero rate, petrol/diesel as well as leccy.

If you are angry/jealous of the fact that you pay a few quid a year for your car and a person on a bike doesn't, then either buy a bike, or buy a zero-rated car and stop whinging like a bitch.

Bicycles just make for more effiicient pedestrians - should we create a pavement tax for shoes? Morons.

Bicycles in the UK at least are rated for VAT so we pay a purchase tax. Most roads paths etc are funded out of local taxation anyway so again I pay my way there.

Bikes take up a lot less space and do a lot less damage than cars. In the UK billions are spent trying to cure people who's mouths are bigger than their arseholes and do little more than move from the sofa to the driving seat and as a result are suffering heart disease, diabetes and all sorts of other nasty stuff. If more people rode and walked then that would reduce saving the whole country money, and possibly cutting your tax bill.

Most adult cyclists in the UK have passed a test to use the road - called a driving test, cos surprise fecking surprise most of them also drive. Not two seperate species.From the standard of most drivers I see they need to pass a fr1gging test.

At night most of the people riding bikes that I see are teenagers on mountain bikes& bmx - parental responsibility anyone? Cos most of their parents are probably drivers bitching about cyclists without lights!

Most cyclists ARE responsible. The ones that aren't are generally neerdowells or idiots, and if they were in a car would be driving whilst drunk/drugged out of their skin without a licence. mot or insurance, so you are better off with them on a bike!

considering this is a tech/sciencey type site and the comments threads normally have sensible commenters, I am wondering where all the idiots have come in from.

Spawn of the devil cos as a cyclist I obviously am! Although unlike most of the nutters and trolls I am willing to put my name to my comments

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Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...

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Hopeful and excited

If they can get the stories right and not make it americanised patronising nonsense like the film, then this has great potential.

I would love to see the run time increased to about 45 minutes though, which equates to an hour with adverts.

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Holy classic car auction, Batman! They sold THE Batmobile!

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Wasn't Rick Champagne the guy that signed those fake cheques that the Reader's Digest used to send out every year?

I always slightly distrust people with names like Rick champagne or Bob Diamond for example.

dunno why..

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Reg Hardware Awards Best of 2012: VOTING NOW OPEN

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Megaphone

product of the year

surely has to be the Raspberry PI.

An absolute phenomenon.

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Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

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Re: The Tribute Joke (pretend to be ten again before reading)

Pass the mindbleach....

Was going so well until the last line

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Siri: Can you make a Raspberry Pi open a garage door?

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Re: But does the door

This is so cool, and I also thought of it.

I would be so tempted, but dont have a garage, but do have a wife that would at the very least divorce me if I did something so geeky.

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Dr Alex Moulton: 'An inspiration for generations of engineers'

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Unhappy

Re: Ah damn...

Took years after first test riding a Moulton AM at York Rally in '85, to finding a 60's Moulton for riding in '98 and then a further 3 years until I could afford to buy a Moulton APB.

The best and most versatile bike I have ever owned, and out of a shedful the only one I ever ride. Love them to bits. Utterly utterly brilliant bikes.

Dr Moulton was a genius. Simple as.

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Bash Street bytes: Do UK schools really need the Raspberry Pi?

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Pint

I always thought the point of the Rpi

was not as a general purpose computer for schools (There are loads of them, and linux could be chucked on most of them and run the same as the Rpi faster),

but as an easily intefaceable computer that does not cost shedloads to replace when something gets shorted and blows one of the things up.

The GPIO and the camera I/F makes it superb for that kind of tinkering-about-learning for kids and adults alike. Also as it's cheap you can get several and dedicate them for different projects.

The one thing it cannot provide is enthusiastic teaching staff though...

Pint of beer for the guys (and gals) that thought of the Pi and pushed it though to reality

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Omnishambles beats off mummy-porn, becomes English word of 2012

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Mummy Porn

Prefer to refer to it as mumble - concatenation of Mummy Grumble.

It's a weird thing - Cant imaging ASDA or Tescos been stacked with copies of Fanny Hill somehow, but porn for birds is OK

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Virgin Media vid misery blamed on unnamed peering network

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Better be bloody well fixed by the 21st - that's when they are "upgrading" mine to 60Mb here in Shields...

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How Nokia managed to drive its in-house Linux train off the rails

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FAIL

Got the collection

770, N800, N810, and N900.

All great devices, and very capable in their day, and actually much more converged and focussed than Android is. The community developed media player on the N900 (which uses the UI of the stock player) for example is one if not the best media players available. Plays everything, and everything plays though it, where Android is a mishmash of different apps. Same with the IM and messaging.

Nokia really dropped the ball with Maemo, and never really seemed to give it the commitment for it to make the leap from a skunkworks-feel geek device to mainstream.

They should have licenced it for almost nothing to get the market share

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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Flame

I want some of these stickers

To put on the bloody neighbours doors to stop us being bothered!

We get several deliveries left with us a week. Either the drivers lie about leaving a note, or the neighbours ignore it, and my money's on the former!

Constantly have to keep an eye out, especially for the one who works odd hours in IT and often doesnt come home until really late. once came home to find the wife had accepted a 12U wall mount rack for him...

Yes, I know Im a grumpy fucker! Also need local shop drop off for my deliveries I dont want the missus to know about.

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Icelandic town demands vulva museum

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Coat

Wonder

how often it will be closed for re-painting?

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UK electric car funding - another subsidy for the RICH, say MPs

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Re: Spend it on paint instead

You do realise that electric cars done pay any vehicle tax either you fucking retard!

Stop having a trollish dig at cyclists and moan about leccy cars not paying tax...

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UK.gov's web filth block plan: Last chance to speak your brains

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Why the frig should I pay twice

My ISP (virgin) already provides filtering and monitoring software as part of the package, which I pay for.

Why the frig should I pay, either to my ISP though higher bills, or to the government in higher taxes for another system to be installed so lazy and stupid parents can absolve themselves of any parental responsibility.

If you dont want to parent properly, then don't sodding well have kids!

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Apple and Google in talks to end patent war?

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pains me to say it.

but the real winner in all of this could be Microsoft with WP8.

If it has just enough features to keep the punters happy, then people scared about their fave phone company being sued into the ground by their hated phone company.

There are winners in Thermonuclear war - It's the fucking cockroachs!

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'iPhone 5' released by Chinese Apple copycat

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of course it's a copy

It's a rectangle with rounded corners - what else but an apple could it possibly be?

I would love 'em to sue the arse of Apple if the iphone5 does look like that (and win of course).

I wouldnt want one as I would not want anyone thinking I was an Apple sort of guy...

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Mars rover will.i.am 'cast: A depressing day for space and technology

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Way to piss off the Martians/Mysterons

Gerry Anderson and H.G Wells never guessed that the war between Mars and Earth would be started because of some nobhead rapper who can't spell his name correctly broadcasting shite from a car on mars!

Shame on you NASA for bringing space exploration and the engineering marvel that is Curiosity down to this. If you wanted to blast out some tunes on Mars, then it could at least be Wyld Stallions, or Jeff Wayne's Eve of the War

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China could penetrate US with new huge missile

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Re: I read it as...

not just me then

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Coming to a cloud near you: dirty laundry

gaz 7
Meh

Why Not?

Lots of people may want to turn their washer on and off when they are out so they know it will be finished for when they get in without the clean washing sitting festering for most of a day..

Also being able for the thing to be automatically turned off when you leave the house may appeal to some people.

And for me, getting an alert (SMS, email, tweet whatever) when the cycle has finished would be really useful

Not happy about it needing to go though a cloud service though - that bit is daft - give it an IP and have a web based control panel, like you get for routers, and networked printers

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Only 3% of UK's TV oglers want more sex

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Innuendo

quite amused by Reg readers commenting on how much innuendo is on the telly, given how much filth one can read into this site! Not complaining btw - I'm a Viz reader so this is quite tame.

For innuendo, Corrie often does a nice job before the watershed - often hear snippits shile the wife is watching (honest!). Fave recently was when scary Mary apologised to Roy Cropper for getting piccalillie on his Bishop whilst eating sandwiches over a chess game.

The writers often drop stuff in for the filthy minded of us to spot. there was once a blackboard on Emmerdale with a list on it which spelt arse biscuits!. hilarious if you spotted it.

It's the only way I can cope with soaps short of a divorce. More please

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Red hot chilli peppers floor Bristol shoplifter

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May still be time...

I hope the police will be considerate and pop a bog roll in the fridge for when he'll need it....

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Doctor Who to hit small screen on 1 September

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Damn

Beaten to it...

but he's an AC, so in my book that doesnt count

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Pot Noodle?

Heretic - should be fish fingers and custard and nowt else!

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UK watchdog snaps on glove to probe Tesco's 'security fails'

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Tesco are masters at the art of ignoring questions they don't like and basic answer avoidance whilst appearing to offer service.

I have contacted Customer services, by email and twitter for several issues in the past, and all you ever get are empty replies. Emailed them recently about an issue with my local store, and all they have done is periodically send email replies saying they have tried to ring and have not been able to reach me - that may be because I didnt give them my number!

The only way they will do anything is if they are threatened with a bloody large stick, and I welcome this. Not sure they will act though!

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HP to take one more stab at consumer tablets

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Nokia tablets (770, N800, N810, N900) in their day were great and unique devices.

Nokia failed to turn any of them from skunkworks geek toys to proper consumer devices, and I have always felt that was down to lack of leadership, bottle and commitment at the Executive level.

Not sure HP is gonna do any better though, as they seem to go though strategies like a fat bloke though pies!

Although I would love to see a wide base of phones and tablets running Meego or some other fully fledged unix, as an alternative to Android.

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Amazon UK to offer collection service at corner shops

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Re: Deliver to office/workplace?

Not allowed where I work.

The Post room, and Goods In will turn anything away without an official order reference, and will not sign for or take responsibility for anything else.

If deliveries are made straight to the office, they often get "lost" and misdelivered - We have lost officially ordered equipment like filing cabinets etc which have been signed for with a squiggle and the driver cannot remember where he delivered too!

We take loads in for the neighbours and you end up keeping a lookout as the lazy arsed couriers lie just about all the time about leaving cards! Wish the missus got paid for the service.

Delivery to the corner shop is a good option for some of the stuff I order that I dont want the missus to know about though! Or that I want/need to claim is half the price it actually was!

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Apple to bring YouView approach to Apple TV

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Joke

Prior art

Hopefully apple will incorporate this, and then Sugar and the rest of the Youview crowd, along with beardy Branson and his Tivo mates will sue the arse of Apple for doing what they have already done.

although Apple will probably manage to patent it, and sue them for timetravellig in to the future, stealing Apple's idea and then going back to the past to incorporate said ideas.

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

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Mushroom

wife

I've had arguments with the missus which has made me want to go down to the garden shed and build a big feck off Laser myself.

Dont have the engineering or scientific nouse to pull it off though, which is why she's still here!

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Raspberry Pi now comes in Firefox OS flavour

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Nice advert for his services!

This Oleg guys obviously talented, If he does unfortunately feel the cold of a sharp steel blade on the back of his neck in the future I hope this work helps him find gainful employer who appreciates it's engineers etc, cos God knows Nokia doesn't seem to anymore!

Thanks Oleg - will be trying this out soon

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