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2532 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Little spider makes big-spider-puppet CLONE of itself out of dirt

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Re: ummm

Wait. Wait until they produce metallic silk.... indestructable giant spider puppets.

Then panic.

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Former Windows boss Sinofsky lands Harvard teaching gig

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Professor Sinofsky:

How to screw up a monopoly 101. (and get away with it)

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Boffins spot planet that could support life... just 12 light years away

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Re: Nothing to stablilise it

Apart from the great big star right overhead,that is...

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Baby got .BAT: Old-school malware terrifies Iran with del *.*

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Re: Frightened by del *.*?

Doesn't work.

++Out of Cheese Error++

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AFACT wants ushers to confront pirates

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Re: If fimlming in cinemas is such a problem ...

The Odeon chain does now!

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Re: Babies in Cinema

Unfortunately they are heard, rather than seen.

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Polar drilling effort hits snag: Boffins' search for life put on ice

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Oh Noes-

The ancient knowledge has been lost!

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Judge: There'll be no US Samsung ban, BUT no new trial with Apple either

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Re: Isn't lying during void dire an offense by itself?

Blownded up, y'all.

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Re: "void dire"

Missing curly brackets more like...

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Plasma boffins' POWERFUL wind now a key clue to fiery Sun

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Yes-

But not Precious Tritium, just the normal stuff- so all is well.

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North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Re: Meanwhile Britain

No, I'm Lewis- and so is my wife...

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Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

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Re: 4 years from now

The mighty Sword of Talent is a myth- but let's send them anyway.

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Second Higgs possibility pops up in CERN data

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Re: Twin peaks?

For the slack?

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'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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So if the fonts are being patched ...

Does that mean that the Windows kernel is *all* patches now?

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Re: Well just gone thorugh all the fonts on my web designer GF's machine.

Punchline:- she uses a Mac...

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iPad mini to outsell iPad, get Retina Display? iPad to slenderize?

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Re: Steve-O was wrong, people do want a small tablet.

A little black one marked with a skull & crossbones to take when they realise they are trapped forever in the Walled Garden of Shiny ...

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Re: Nancy Boys

Not a series of the adventures of a group of young hermaphrodite detectives then?

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Re: @ Jim in Hayward

Whilst I agree, I have seen it explained as:- "I could care less <but I can't be bothered>."

Which is quite annoying.

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Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

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Re: @Trevor Marron

AC -sounds like you are scared of little Chinese people, just like the big macho cops?

Diddums.

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Grinchy Google to shut down another batch of services

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Re: Sigh...... "unloved and little-used services"

Isn't AOL still going?

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Next IPCC climate assessment due 2014 now everywhere online

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Like any serial fiction

Each book is written years before release, to a pre-determined story arc.

Who'd have thunk it?

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NASA to smash its spacecraft INTO THE MOON

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Re: 5 days?

This 'crash' is of course a subtle fix for the woo-woo claims that "The moon keeps turning upside down!!"

www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7ABqxAd3V38&ei=fUTLUKmvGtKz0QXj1oG4Dg&usg=AFQjCNGFHTLRrIJaMW6n5BLzv98ohU-juA&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.d2k

oh dear...

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Stephen Hawking pushes for posthumous pardon for Alan Turing

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Re: Why stop at Turing?

These are the sort of laws that arise when morals are based on tutting, handwringing and looking down the nose at society's 'undesirables'.

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John Lewis agrees to flog Microsoft's Surface RT tablets

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Demand has been phenominal.

No demand is one phenomenon.

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NASA reveals secrets of Curiosity’s selfies

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As usual-

The angle makes the rover look far more svelte that it actually is...

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Worldwide Gmail crash was due to Google Sync bug

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Re: "There is WRONG in the cloud. "

"As if millions of raindrops suddenly cried out in terror.."

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North Korean rocket works, puts something into orbit

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Re: And in the West...

Virgin Galactic- yes indeed, and a private one at that; the Govt decided there was no future in space launching a long time ago, preferring to embark on a downward slope instead.

Good luck, Mr Branson- the Govt don't deserve the future.

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And in the West...

The UK slips down another notch in space launch history.

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Revealed: The Brit-built GRAVITY-powered light that costs $5

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Re: Pedantry...

Not if you assemble it up a hill...

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Microsoft licence cops kick in TWICE as many customers' doors as rivals

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So, Nom^3...

Either you admit MS are murdering extortionists, or you have lied to us.

When did you stop beating your wife?

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Bio-integrated circuitry melds man and machine

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Ultimate iDevice

"If you think about an iPhone," he said, "it's a wonderful tool, but what if you wanted to take this kind of device functionality and wrap it around your brain?"

Fanborg.

I'd call it a downgrade.

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Samba 4 arrives with full Active Directory support

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Re: "does not need monthly critical vuln patching"

And how many reboots required?

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YES! It's the TARDIS PC!

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Re: Time computers?

That would explain why the Doctor has to keep hitting it, and the showers of sparks.

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Microsoft Surface to hit third-party stores on Wednesday

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Re: I'm Confused

A Touch device that you can't touch...

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New transistor tech could beat silicon and save Moore's Law

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Re: Molecular beam epitaxy

Indium Gallium Arsenide-ey implants?

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Re: May I be the first to say....

"...for I believe in the Epitaxial growth, and the diffusion of Gallium. For ever and ever, Arsenide."

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'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

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Re: Is it just a Monday thing...

No, 77 was Sunset Strip.

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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Will the super-rich really go for this?

The only Billionaires who would want to go, are the ones who would probably provide the hardware anyway.

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Re: Ryan Air Are Doing It For £50

The Ryanair Moon flight lands in Florida- near enough to the Moon...

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China plans astro-farms on Mars

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Hi, Chinese Space Agency

Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told

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Re: Anybody know what Surface does?

Clicks.

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

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Re: fitting

wrong icon, methinks...

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Re: "tethered to the structure with a safety line"

SPB must not combine with H&S...

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Re: RIP

Not so fast!

He's exploring the depths!

Onwards and downwards- yoho!

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Brr, feeling cold? Galaxy is home to plenty of WARMER Earth twins

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Aha-

The more fossil fuels we use, the greater the percentage of unused radioactives in our crust; thus the climate warms!!

discuss...

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Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

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Re: Remember when it was the fashion to leave a gap between your tie knot and collar?

Alice from Dilbert?

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Re: "Working at our company is tough. It calls for someone who can take the pain and suffering."

"Where do I apply!"

Microsoft PR Dept.

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John McAfee 'captured'

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

"The *chap* who wrote ReiserFS..."

That would be Reiser FFS!!

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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

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Re: Get the commercial ones for free anyways..

The banks may dole them out for free, but I bet they don't use them internally.

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El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity

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Re: Great work raising the money...

Sounds like the BMJ see an unwelcome rise in men actually visiting their doctors for a change.

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