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Rosetta probot drilling DENIED: Philae has its 'LEG in the AIR'

Craig 2
Joke

Re: The comet is heavier now. how will it affect its course ?

Yes, but the Earth is lighter by the mass of the probe so it all cancels out! :P

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Re: The myth is that all malware is viruses.

The Mac is pretty irrelevant to virus writers.

People wrongly extrapolate this to it being more resistant to malware.

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The Flash lives up to its name with a fast-paced pilot full of potential

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Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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Microsoft: Cloud-o-bile still only small slice of softening revenue pie

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Re: hmmmm

In case Steve Ballmer tries to come back?

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Apple tool: Buying an iPhone in a carpark? Find out if it's STOLEN

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Joke

Re: "Bloke said not to open box until he leaves"

The article is about bent phones, not phones that may have been bent.

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Joke

So if Snowden can possibly gain immunity to extradition in any country that has a grudge against the US spying, he'd be free to travel most of the world eventually.

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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The article, and most of the comments read like an Onion story. It's getting harder to determine parody from reality these days.

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SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud

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One of the points that always seem to be missed is that before all the price cuts, they were ALL making OVER 50% profits. (Assuming they can still turn a profit now) They were raking it in!

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Coat

The sad thing is that before he set off, he was sat in there for 3 hours with the keys in the ignition waiting for a certain Rolling Stones track to come on...

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NO TIME to read Facebook? Delegate the task to your FUTURE SELF

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Re: Alternatively...

You could tag stuff you don't want to see as such and if you do it a few times it simply won't appear any more. Unfollow spammy groups and spammy people. My feed is 99% full of things I want to see posted by people I want to see it from. Also, adding everyone in the known universe to make it look like you have hundreds of friends is NOT a good idea.

Instead of moaning, try learning.

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Google's Pankhurst doodle doo-doo shows the perils of using Google to find stuff out

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Sounds like this would be a Q.I. "Nobody Knows!" moment...

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Much as I love all the exciting space stuff happening in recent years, seeing these new 'Earths' will be a real kid-in-a-sweetshop-look-but-don't-touch moment. We'll be able to see all these amazing things and never* touch them. Given that, still can't wait to see :)

*never - Not in my lifetime and probably quite a few more generation's lifetimes!

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Conformist Google: Android devices must LOOK, WORK ALIKE

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Re: Slow learners?

They're not saying one UI for all devices, just that manufacturers have to stick more to their (Google's) stock UI for each device.

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Google Glass faces UK cinema ban: Heaven forbid someone films you crying in a rom-com

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The MPAA need to keep cracking down on illegal recording when new devices appear, because it's been working great so far!

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Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

Craig 2
Stop

Drilling holes, cursing at flat-pack furniture, removing spiders, spending hours starting the petrol mower. These are the things that build character in a man. Anyone bloke who buys one of these is chipping away at his innate manliness and will eventually start getting urges to watch box-sets of "Sex in the city" and buying stuff like Nivea exfoliating face scrub for men!

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Why wasn't the tagline "Dick gets stuck in vagina"?

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

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I really enjoy comments like this.

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Police at the door? Hit the PANIC button to erase your RAM

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Trollface

As a byproduct, it creates a new variant of knock-a-door-run where you bang on a nervous hacker's door and shout "Open up, Police!" They then have to spend the next few hours re-installing :)

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John Chambers sold millions of shares on first day of Cisco Live!

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To continue the metaphor: I think that investing in someone who is keeping all his own eggs in the basket he's responsible for isn't so stupid. It's when he starts selling the eggs that he might not be so careful with the basket...

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Expulsion from Garden of Steven: Apple staffers tossed out of Fruit Loop

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Re: Or, to summarise

Apple have make a song and dance about the futuristic design, environmentally friendly, "great-place-to-work" features of their new flagship HQ, but the reality (as always with these mega-corporation announcements) is a load of people shoe-horned into a box shaped office block.

I love that kind of hypocrisy :)

"I've seen more exciting news items"

I've seen much more exciting comments...

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OpenStreetMap declared ready for paid use after satnav app debut

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We need this...

Not necessarily to use, but just to prevent Google charging for all usage of Maps.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Microsoft really shouldn't piss off tech support people like this. After all, they're the ones recommending the next upgrade their users should get..

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Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED

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On the subject of overpriced Apple:

Extended family has between them: iPads, iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPhone5S, Nexus 7, MotoG & Galaxy S4. I like Google's approach of good solid hardware with low cost, but I prefer the UI on Apple devices. (Even after de-cluttering Android) I definitely prefer family members using Apple devices because they cause far less support issues. The 3GS was recently handed down, wiped and setup from scratch and it's still a viable, usable phone for a light user.

Apple kit is expensively priced, but I don't think its that much overpriced.

I feel so dirty, I'm off to the corner to hang my head in shame.

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Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed

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Re: Lots of last-minuters out there.

Personally, I think it was a mistake to make MSE complain about the end of life for XP. A lot of people ringing are worried that the antivirus is being retired and that they will be fine if they just load on AVG or something similar. It takes a lot of explaining to convince them that the OS (and usually the PC) is obsolete.

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Firefox's touchy-feeling Windows 8 makeover now in beta

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Joke

Now that is a REALLY impressive time to waste while looking busy. I struggle with just a Friday afternoon!

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Yes, Google can afford to lose $9bn in Motorola sale. But did it really?

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Look at this from the opposite side: Google would probably have paid 9bn just for the patents so they can help defend or deflect lawsuits. They know they are weak on mobile patents and open to attack from (mainly) Apple.

The attached company is irrelevant. 9bn was for the patents, sales of any assets are a nice bonus.

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UK.gov to Google: Kill impostor taxmen ADs hogging top spot in YOUR search results

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Google ARE to blame here

They spend countless billions and employ the brightest people on the planet to make search results eminently relevant and useful, then blow it in a single stroke by placing paid adverts at the top of the list.

There's no problem with Google placing adverts on any of their pages, just don't make them look like organic search results.

Also, to answer "who sees Google adverts anyway?" - that would be exactly the kind of people likely to be fooled by those fake services.

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Boffins claim battery BREAKTHROUGH – with rhubarb-like molecule

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Unhappy

Oh Joy

Another battery technology that we won't be seeing in the real world any time soon...

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Heart part more art than state-of-the-art: Shine wearable activity sensor

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This is great, BUT....

It should be a tenner, not almost £100!

As mentioned multiple times by reviewer, it's really aimed at the casual user. As such, it needs a `casual` price.

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Firefox reveals new look: rounded rectangles

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I checked the latest ie11 on Windows 7 the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the snappiness compared to Firefox. It was noticable, which means Mozilla are slacking.

Lets face it, the interface of a browser was `finished` a long time ago and now it's just mostly eye-candy and implementing the design vogue of the week.

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ETERNAL PATENT WAR: Apple and Samsung locked in battle again

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Re: "The Fruity Firm"

Or ever be born...

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And the lawyers keep on getting richer....

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German researchers claim 100 Gbps wireless transmission record

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“a narrow-band terahertz carrier is photonically generated by mixing comb lines of a mode-locked laser in a uni-travelling-carrier photodiode. The uni-travelling-carrier photodiode output is then radiated over a beam-focusing antenna. The signal is received by a millimetre-wave monolithic integrated circuit comprising novel terahertz mixers and amplifiers.”

A whole paragraph of awesome!

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Techno-thriller author and gaming franchise Tom Clancy dies at 66

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Early Jack Ryan novels were good (Red October etc). The `Net Force` series, well....

Too early to go though, people regard 66 as `middle aged` these days.

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WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone

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FAIL

"RIM, on the other hand, understood the smartphone sector"

I read the article up to this sentence and then couldn't read any further due to the tears of laughter clouding my vision...

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Indian spooks snooping without ISP knowledge

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As has been said before, we should fill all our communications with terror-related words, but.....

I'm afraid to be the first one to do it.

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Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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That is is fucking AWESOME to watch.

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

Craig 2
FAIL

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - Just have two OS types. It's a massive reduction from the many, many previous editions of Windows. (eg. Vista) You don't see Apple trying to shoehorn it's desktop OS on to mobile platforms. Sure, share codebase & whatever compatibility makes sense, but this is (still) madness.

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Jobs' 'incredibly stupid' prattlings prove ebook price-fix plot, claim Feds

Craig 2
Trollface

However, decades-old dictionaries are still fairly useful.

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BT! dumps! Yahoo! after! 10! long! years! together!

Craig 2

Re: !!!!!!

Please stop moaning about the added ! after every word in the headline when the article is something to do with Yahoo! It was funny once, about 100 years ago. Now it is just annoying.

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Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

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Big Brother

Interesting times....

It will be interesting to see if the general public accept this new paradigm of software `ownership` because it's a one-chance opportunity to nip it in the bud. If Microsoft make this console a success, it pretty much paves the way for ALL future consoles to follow their lead since it's the holy grail of publisher control. This is Joe public's last chance to stand up for what's right.... don't squander it.

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

Craig 2
Trollface

Re: 0/10

Maybe they only want to support one pointless language?

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AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

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Re: No more worrying about Graphic card memory

What woule be nice for gaming with a discrete 3D graphics card is if the new on-processor APU could be re-tasked to help with something like physics or AI.

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Oz volcano's lava lake spills from crater

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WTF?

I too had a logical disconnect reading the article and looking at the picture... "filled with molten rock" with a picture of a snowcapped mountain! A genuine WTF? moment.

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Google to Glass devs: 'Duh! Go ahead, hack your headset'

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The bigger story...

Is that this guy is the life and soul of a dinner party.....

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Who's a Siri boy, then? Apple hoards your voices for TWO years

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FAIL

Strange usage of `anonymised` since my voice doesn't have an ID number and it can be easily recognised in a number of ways. Of course, Apple (or any other similar corporation) would never use pattern matching to link `anonymised` voices with recent `known` voices.

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ICANN under fire as Verisign warns of rushed domain-name expansion

Craig 2

Re: It's basically a licence to print money

Bazinga!

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It's basically a licence to print money

and only governments can be trusted with that kind of responsibilty!

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Giant ad company (Google) offers tool assessing worth of ads

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More annoying than adverts...

Are all the smug gits shouting "Ads? What ads?"

We get it, you're clever enough to download AdBlock...

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Nokia turns a PROFIT. Sort of

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Re: Just curious

Sarcasm?

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