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2566 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

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Re: Paris, because I've heard tell that she is a bit of a sport.

Like a pink giraffe or an eight legged cat?

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Re: Fire hazard?

Oddly, electronics PCBs used to be made from paper- bonded with resin- rather than fibreglass, in the good old days when valves were hot, and didn't catch fire as much as you might imagine.

They did catch fire, but mainly because they were hot, and if TVs, had doileys on top.

<== fire

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The business mullet: Cool or tool?

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Re: Not cool, definitely tool

'Professionals' - credible? Give it a rest.

Professional is as professional does.

"Business" suits mean "I am going to rip you off, or order you about" Nothing else.

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Nemo cancels Microsoft's Surface Pro launch

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Re: Quick...

MS had a launch party, and nemo came...

<== latin teacher, just in case...

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Eyes in the sky: UK.gov's CCTV code to IGNORE MILLIONS of cameras

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Re:"At the end of the day, if you're innocent, what's your problem?"

You.

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LibreOffice 4.0 ships with new features, better looks

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Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software

Renting MS software is like renting a condom.

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Re: I always assumed...

Well aren't you stupid, Stupid?

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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

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First rule of Contracting

All Work Time Is Chargeable. No Exceptions.

You seem to have slipped a bit there... careful, you might end up a Permy.

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Now UK must look out for crappy SPACE weather - engineers

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Re: Update required

I think TELSTAR is out of commission at the moment too...

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Microsoft can't even shift Windows 8 slabs in the middle of a tablet frenzy

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Re: Metro Now

Down, Fido- you don't want RICHTO sniffing at yer bum...

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British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

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Stop

Outrageous!

Games W need to watch out- there were lots of miniature figures about before they were for one thing- nearly as many as stories with Space Marines in them.

I would also suggest Amazon get a grip.

Bloody Cheek

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Microsoft sails into Africa with White Spaces and Huawei phones

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Africa

Still the dumping ground of the world.

There must be a lot of whitespace spectrum though, due to a sparseness of TV ?

Could be an interesting testbed for *good tech like this.

*For relative values of 'good' as compared to W.... You Know What...

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Microsoft 'touches 16k shop workers' to flog Windows 8 hard

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Re: You don't need to close apps... let the OS deal with it.

That's why so much Surface capacity is used by the OS- All of the installed apps are running all of the time!

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Review: Living with Microsoft's new Surface Pro

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Re: The iPad is a toy that some people choose to bring to work

The Surface is a toy that no people choose to bring to work

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Microsoft to open 11 new retail stores by summer

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Are they building the stores

out of piles of Surfaces?

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Tick-tock, TalkTalk: Users face fourth day of titsup broadband

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Happy

No-

BT Infinity.

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Blobs that swarm spark ‘it’s alive’ hypegasm

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Re: Didn't someone already study flocking with sheep?

Is there an iDevice in the centre of the flock?

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Wikileaks reveals Icelandic FBI shenanigans

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Re: Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.

That's just what they would want you to think.

Well done.

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Windows Server 2012 kicks ass: discuss

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Re: Linux is cheap. That's why.

Therefore Windows is a waste of money?

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Samsung mocks Apple lawsuit in SuperBowl teaser ad

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Meh

Your point?

There's nothing special about Apple stuff either- except the price.

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Oh, Sony, you big tease: Mystery PlayStation reveal date set

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Happy

Shhh

He's sleeping...

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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Re: Prior art ?

As are the iTables in the Manchester Arndale iShop... non-compliant with Head Orifice?

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Nokia tries its luck with a sub-£150 Win Phone 8: The Lumia 620

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Re: I'll take 10 of them.

So now there are 28 happy Win8 users? Who knew!

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Re: how is it obsolete?

I like this definition, it seems apt:-

Obsolete: imperfectly developed or rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding character in other individuals.

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Re: No, this phone is WP8

So still £150 for an obsolete system

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Surface left on shelves as world+dog slurps up small slates

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Re: "...ultrabooks and Windows 8 laptops that are all stuck on the login screen..."

That's to make them look good- imagine if they *were* powered up...

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How to destroy a brand-new Samsung laptop: Boot Linux on it

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Yeah, I put diesel in my petrol tank ... guess what?

You can't read?

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Re: Oh How I Laughed...

Windows users have enough problems already.

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Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple

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Re: Lets try to put this in to some context...

iPad 64gig spellchecker isn't very good, is it?

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PC sales in the toilet? Excuse Lenovo while it gut laughs at you

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Re: PC Sales in the toilet

Wrong, er, Pad...

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They didn't predict that: Astrologers! blamed! after! Yahoo! hack!

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Re: Where's Eadon?

Obvious MS flaw is obvious.

You don't need Eadon for that.

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WTO ruling emboldens pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirate

Yarr!

Why not!

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Worst broadband notspots in the UK named and shamed

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Ah- Dudley

Jewel in Telewest's crown...

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My top tip for Microsoft: Stop charging for Windows Phone 8

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Re: My top tip for Microsoft.

"I've developed on Solaris and Windows but never Linux."

Hardly a catalogue of success, are you?

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Filter Great Firewall of China's architects at US borders - petition

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Headmaster

"wish you weren't hear..."

We wish you were deaf?

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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Re: American law does not acknowledge the existence of the phablet.

Tablerone.

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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

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Re: What bollocks

"Oh look I just farted, make it two."

Only another 13 minutes of fame left, then.

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

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100% extra charge ...

...and poor service for WinPho 8 users.

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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Re: hmm

I agree with Thorne, although it might make sense to start smaller by mining the dead satellites and other space junk first, for practice, and to clear up the junk; they are easier to get to and their positions are well known.

Space Salvage- nearly Yarr! so

<++

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Raytheon to build low-orbit, disposable satellites for DARPA

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Re: The Bic lighter of surveillance. Nice!

Counter? More like a target.

Wake me up when these are the size of a grape and can accelerate at 10G- I'll be zipped up in the acceleration tank...

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Re: $48M a Pop

Though if it saves lives money should not matter."

Hahahah. Save lives. Good one.

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Chinese boffins crack cloaking tech for camouflage

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Re: In aircraft combat how useful is this?

Sir, we have 3 birds on radar... they're flying at mach 2...

Meep!Meep!

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Swartz suicide won't change computer crime policy, says prosecutor

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Re: I wouldn't dare visit America!

"Overreact much?"

OOh! Are you one of the Popular Girls?

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Hydrogen on demand from silicon nanospheres - just add water

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Re: I am not a chemist

Which is, in fact, the by-product. Where do you think the O2 goes?

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Re: @Psyx

Or Steam Powered Giraffe...

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NASA sends Mona Lisa into space by LASER

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Re: @It's not radio, it's laser

Bah. 'Tis all Wireless.

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

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Re: Krusty the Clown springs to mind

"With his flapping dickie..."

Enough of this Savile inuendo!

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Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

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Re: You can't polish a turd.

How apt on a Surface/WinRt thread!

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Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows

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Psycho-types, however-

See people as puzzles to be dissected without mercy, and love nothing better that the feel of squeezing brain matter as it oozes between their cruel fingers.

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Re: Doctors caring & empathetic?

"My better half is an anesthetist..."

And your other half posts on here...

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