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Sony Xperia Z2: What we REALLY thought of this Android fondleslab

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looks verrry nice

The Better-90-Percent* has the phone variant with the 801 in it: blisteringly fast and looks properly NOM-some.

I wouldn't want to buy the phablut at that price.. it's certainly lovely and high-end though..

However, Pandawill dot com have some lovely toys ..

Octa-core and 2048x1536 screen for under 200 quid? **

OMNOMNOMNOM..

Toaster-wise: got one of those Bosh Solid Element radiant ones.. has an actual On button and 8 shades of toasted.. very precise and will even do burger buns without the scorching.

* she tells me it's a fair ratio.

**yes, they're not built as well, but then I'm not prone to dropping my tablets or caring about the case too greatly ... everything else is just dandy :)

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Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse mull merger

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dixons

just want to sell you some insurance.. the electricals are a by-product.

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Sony enlists Michael Jackson's GHOST to flog Xperia Z2

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why are they still

'Flogging*' that idea?

/coat

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Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?

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buy

a paperclip through government procurement channels.

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Ecuador: Snowden is Russia's problem

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he didn't think it through..

If he knew this was going to happen.. and I'd have thought given his background, he should have.. Why didn't he get himself to Ecuador or somewhere useful Before he started this game? no travel problems if he's already in somewhere he can request asylum from IUIC?

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Salesforce and Oracle forge partnership to smash rivals

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OralFarce?

that is all. (can't be arsed running them through anagram creators)

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Google erases G8 venue from Earth: Microsoft doesn't

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Joke

for the record

if google make the bermuda triangle dissappear for April Fools day next year, it's because i told them to. ok?

just putting it out there...

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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Go

'bout time

Nice to see Mr Thomas getting back into the greater public eye. I remember the Comedy Product.. and watching him at stupid o'clock in the morning at the Reading festival. More power to this man's elbow.

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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It's already decided

Warren Ellis said it was going to be him yesterday..

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Spamhaus-style DDoS attacks: All the hackers are doing it

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anti-parrot wand

You don't seee any parrots do you? It must work..

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Plusnet's 'Everyone's a winner' claim is a plus-sized whopper

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'run like a separate company'

oh, like Openreach are a separate company then.

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MakerBot demos 3D object scanner that fits on your desk

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physical DRM

impliment copy protection on ALL THE THINGS now

<mines the one with the handheld version from ten years time in the pocket

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Good news! UK IT jobs up. Bad news? They're with a bunch of bankers

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Re: Error in title

I came accross the term in Accelerando and it took me far to long to figure out... it sound Germanic and my brain just parsed as a collective noun I'd not heard of prior..

Mine's the one with the lobster in the pocket.

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BSkyB to flick switch on network-level smut-'n'-violence filters

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justification

it's just a socialy 'acceptable' lever to allow them to deploy the hardware for the DPI so they can look at the things you do. it's a long road and these are just the first steps. good intentions etc..

and they'll probably use the chinese kit too.

/dails cynicsm down a couple of notches..

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Asteroid-mining 'FireFlys' will be ready for action by 2015, vows space firm

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Meh

bubblespace

a bunch of VC cash because space is sexy and the internet is all mined out. Where's the ROI?

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What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?

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Re: Four words

and the Ian Gibson artwork is still wonderful. along with the Sam Spade stuf.. absolutely my fave bits. shading past Simon Bisley, but only just.

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A hundred Brit IT bods' jobs under threat at Direct Line

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Re: Training

i once got asked to do that as part of the winding up of a department is was working for prior to the server building function being outsourced to some people in Denmark. it didn't go well for them.

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Mission to Pluto faces DEEP SPACE DEBRIS PERIL

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quick mis-read as

Mission to Pluto faces DEEP SPACE HUBRIS PERIL

not sure why that seems better..

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UK.gov tries to close site giving home addresses of badger cull figures

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mushroom,mushroom

to be replaced by 'Shotgun,Shotgun'

badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger etc..

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Natwest's Get Cash app pulled, but NOTHING to do with frauds

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unfortunate font

initialy read that as Get Gash...and that's a whole 'nutha App .

mine's the one set to vibrate in the pocket

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Pair face £250k fines for spamming mobes with millions of texts

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waiting for

"HAVE YOU RECEIVED AN UNWANTED TEXT AS SPAM? YOU COULD WIN A MAHOOSIVE PAYOUT FROM THE ICO! JUST REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE AND WE'LL CONTACT YOU..." texts to happen.

mine's the one with the PAYG numbered mobe with a history from before the dished it out in the pocket..

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Vote now for the ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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also, but not only

the wholemeal barm with the side of caffieney goodness, modded with +1 tomato sauce.

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Jelliphiish

tangentially

How to improve a song:

Hello Bacon, my old friend,

I've come to talk with you again..

and

Mammah,

Just killed a man,

put my bacon 'gainst his head,

pulled the trigger,

now he's dead.

Your turn. Insert Bacon to improve. Go.

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NZ bloke gets eel stuck up jacksie

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IT Angle

Nobody tell Noel Fielding about this.

<sudo cockney accent> EELS!

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Google swims with the fishes

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because

beach-side properties have wifi too.

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Inside the guts of a fiendish Internet Explorer 0-day attack

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nice article

. reminds me of vultures-gone-by

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E-books get Brits reading more

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how

many of these were the fifty shades-'o-shite sales?

how much does it track against sales of e-readers.. like .. say .. a south amerkin large river-based loss leader..

not that i care a lot, mind. just curious.

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GoDaddy stopped by massive DDoS attack

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whut?

That they're angry at the guy that took them down, is understandable.. but I'd be more pissed at GD for letting it happen..

I'd wondered where grrlpowercomic had gone..

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Google engineer finds British spyware on PCs and smartphones

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Black Helicopters

Paging Mark Thomas..

Same malarky as the Royal Ordnance and Hechler/Kock Transhippment-Two-Step, made much easier by the fact that you don't have a physical product. Arms Dealers gone virtual.

<<< well it's early, and i've only had one coffee..

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Publishers pony up $69m in ebook price-fixing settlement

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Re: Learn something before speaking

another place for people to learn before spouting....

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/04/common-misconceptions-about-pu-1.html

exhaustive and depthy explanations and long years of experience distilled nicely.. warning: Requires Thinking

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Darksiders II

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looks

a bit like Karsa Orlong.

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

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i like the happy cow ones.. they wedges are a little bigger. and my Dad's chilli chutney. omnomnomnomnom

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Hello nasty, don't use my music: Deceased Beastie Boy to admen

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tolkien

apparently put a similar embargo on Disney and his works.. ie., they shal not pass..

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Neal Stephenson on swordplay, space and depressing SF

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Re: Dystopian

playing Warmachine these days..istr lots of old GW staffers doing the rules (?) and a certain Mike McVey doing the figures, well some of them ;) think 40k steampunk with cards for prompts etc. not perfect but as darn sight better than 5th ed...

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JELLYFISH bio-bot built with rat cells to mend broken hearts

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your welcome

this bit's required apparently.

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Ice island snaps off Greenland: Just a fifth the size of 1962 whopper

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mildly off-topic..

but

http://arcticready.com/social/gallery

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Gamers bereft as Xbox Live takes a dive

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well..

no, not really.

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Watch out for the GIGANTIC ALIEN JELLYFISH, warns space boffin

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nah

I've never been to jupiter.. uranus, now..

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Multimillion-pound hoard of 50BC GOLD PIECES found in Jersey

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IT Angle

i must have missed the IT angle

yet more mission creep into the realms of the daily fail..

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Sony SmartWatch Android remote

Jelliphiish
Meh

got one of these

nice toy. used it for about a week when i got it with the xperia. it's in a box somewhere. it should have a speaker/mike combo built in, that would make it useful. yes the bt headset's an option but then you just look ike a tw@. i don't need the 'social connectivity' apps... and the battery life is abysmal, i barely got it off the charger before it would fail.. the connector's a bit odd too, seemed prone to not contacting fully..

but i can see the applications for iut, the runnig thing as sited above seems like a good use.

might dig it out again and have a mess around.. but only when i'm bored enough.

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Sci Fi recomendations?

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Stross +1

Charles Stross. excellent writer of many and varied styles. I know he's mentioned above but very worth the re-mention here. The Laundry books are lovely and there's a new one due shortly ( Apocalypse Codex) .. Halting State and Rule 34 are near-ish future stories with lots of good ideas tested to distruction.. the hard/mundane SF is clever and has lots of good world-building and doesn't patronise.

aside from that, and in the same mental company: Pratchet (yeh, i know discworld ain't sf.. but anyone with a brain will enjoy the City Watch stories..) Banks's Culture and other SF, Hamilton is a bit brain-on-the-shelf plot-wise.. but lovely graphics, William Gibson, Neil Stephenson, The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson ( not for the faint-of-mind, some adult topics.) ,

Steven Errikson's Malazan stuff.. again, couched in Fantasy terms.. but hella good and some clearly cyber-punky things via 'magic' and the best characterisation and word-smithery of the lot. and there's lots of it too.. :)

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Watchdog relieves iPhone 5 scammers of £10k

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the gullible elephant in the room

see? there *are* ways to make money from FB.

mine's the one with the pre-packed administration and fsck-the-creditors kit in the pocket.

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Facebook tests parental-guidance tools in plan to pull in under-13s

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get em while theiy're young

tried and tested.. se Roman Catholic Church for examples.

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Researchers find backdoor in milspec silicon

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type one HOG

The Laundry's been using these back doors for ages..

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HTC peeves punters with One X woes

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the better ninety percent has one..

she thinks it's ace. no fault found. and she can be quite critical when a phone is poo.

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BT invites telcos to sign up to FTTP trials

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Re: So it will be Openreach

that's the same all over. Openreach lurrve to charge.

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Hold on, Booker prize judges - Stob's penned a steampunk hit

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you are

charles stross in drag and i claim my 5 clams..

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Whisky IN SPAAAAACE: Zero-G Scotch is matured aboard the ISS

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istr

there was a sitcom in which some long term spacers used some fruit flies they happenned to have as a component for another experiment and fermented them to make alcohol.. hijinks ensued etc..

always wondered how viable that would be..

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100 EARTH-LIKE PLANETS orbit stars WITHIN 30 LIGHT-YEARS!

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Trollface

Fermi

again. there's nothing much out there that cares enough to look at us or that has sent anything vaguely like a signal in any noticable wavelength in any of these hypothetical signal shells from these theoretical planets. ..

also, 'space is big, really really big..'

still, quite cool and it only took six years and a bugdet of some sort..

sorry, can't help the trollage, i know they probably contribute to the planet's over all quality of life .. but i can't help but feel they're all quite good at mostly contirbuting to their own quality of life first.. ..

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Who killed ITV Digital? Rupert Murdoch - but not the way you think

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old news

there's threads all over the place (afterdawn being the earliest one i remember reading) that tell the tale.. this is just LaBeeb (and el Reg by proxy) jumping on the bandwagon and recylcling the intarwebs again.

apparently announce they're cutting 400-summat journalist jobs? the average IQ of the BBc 'news' rooms should increase slightly..

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