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2572 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

YOU - NASA. Enough with the ROBOTS, get some PEOPLE to MARS

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Re: Humans > robots?

" Everything begins, and ends, with Humans"

This. Exactly.

If we don't go into space, what the hell is the point of us as a race?

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Gunmaker finds KILLER APP for Google Glass

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Arms race

Redneck punches 'Glasshole'

Glashole calls in air support.

Pew!Pew!

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Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

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Beaglebone Black helicopters?

Don't go there...

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Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid

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That's exactly what I was hoping to see.

Instead the ad was full of dopey looking people doing 'that' ad-amazed annoying gawp.

Second worst advert since the Surface ads...

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Please be seated at your FOUR-LEGGED PC

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Re: Next project, build one of these for <$100

" It won't float a boat, or help it float..."

My Neutronium-hulled yacht floats very well indeed on the basalt seas of... wait!- I've said too much already...

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Former Microsoftie becomes US ambassador, opts to swear in on KINDLE

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Re: I suppose ...

"placing one hand on a Kindle Touch"

Which then turned the page to something else...?

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LIVE TODAY: Microsoft enterprise mobility summit

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Aha!

"... enabling them to innovate and drive competitive advantage ..."

It's an online bullshit bingo then?

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: Britain's got secrets

"They know perfectly well that the public will be incandescent when they fully realise what has been going on.."

If only. The UK public would stain to reach a dim red glow, unless it's about TV or sport- on TV.

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Microsoft's NEW OS now runs on HALF of ALL desktop PCs

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Re:The first rule of v**** is you do not talk about v**** .

The first rule of v**** is you do not use v**** .

FTFY

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Re: Only if it's £35.

"That's £50 more than some people on here."

It does have Win8.x on it.

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Quantum teleportation gets reliable at Delft

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Re: *Ahem*

Even so, you would think we could prevail against a 5HP opponent?

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Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

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Re: not-metro

Will it have a fan in it?

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Re: zune

"'Z-o-o-n' That spells Zune!"

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Re: Zuney Bin

"The Zunewatch, as it will most certainly not be named..."

There- feel that shift in reality as the 'Zunewatch' becomes a thing?

Dosen't matter what they really call it now...

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SPB's mountaintop HQ menaced by WOLVES

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Good news for the Tourist industry!

Seeing as wolves only attack people in fairy tales.

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The British are coming! The British are coming! And they're buying Surface fondleslabs

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MS adopts UK Marketing strategy, ups figures-

"I say you buy one- you get one free!!"

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Re: Haven’t we forgotten something?

This does however, mean the car itself is free.

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Re: Platooooooon - HALT!

"...Although the 1 second delay at a green light will, almost certainly, lead to more Google cars getting a shunt (though only if they're first at the light) as people *always* move in anticipation of lights turning green..."

Ha.

A 1 second delay is about 29 seconds faster than the dimwit at the front of the queue realising the light has changed. Multiply by the number of cars...

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: Things I would like to see

" it’s going to be fun being a trucker again."

Hopefully down the dole office as truckers are the first to be replaced by Wonka-cars...

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Microsoft's 'CEO of no' on Xbox: NO SALE

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"Bing is actually a successful product for Microsoft"

Bing! It's no Zune!!!

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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Re: Total Recall

"Shouldn't there be a Johnny in the front seat?"

I'm sure there will be several...

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Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

Star Wars IXa: Jar Jar Balls in a Jar Jar Ball Jar.

Ballsy but jarring...

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Re: Microsoft, Bing, Windows 8.1

Having distaste for Microsoft takes no energy- it's a natural ground state.

Using their products however...

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Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

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Re: home usage

An admirable sentiment- but much cheaper to not break your washing machine so often?

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Boeing CEO says no more 'moonshots' after 787 Dreamliner ordeal

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Re: So, 1st big firm to openly confirm Innovation is dead

Innovation is incompatible with Executive Bonuses.

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You know all those resources we're about to run out of? No, we aren't

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Unobtainium-

There's loads of it. But it always just moves out of reach- that's what makes it special!

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Great Article.

As soon as I saw the Headlines in the press, I knew they were crap- now I know exactly why, and have had confirmed for once and for all, that we as a planet, are being run by a pack of idiots.

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Concerning Windows Phone and its relevance to the larger business

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re:" Microsoft,... is at least familiar with the needs of enterprise IT"

The needs of enterprise IT, as defined by Microsoft, are what they want them to buy, whether they need it or not.

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China to become world's No 1 economy. And we still can't see why

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Re: Employee share options

Perhaps a lack of faith in Western companies, or at least in their management, who would sell out the whole shebang for a bonus, is to blame here?

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Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Re: Why is it

I agree- but I bet your watch has a maker's name on the bezel...

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Re: How much?

Remember- if you don't know what the product is- YOU DON'T NEED ONE.

FTFY

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Re: Smart' Traction

Indeed- let the smart, rich guys spend zillions on developing the nice, reliable shiny hardware; then let the smarter smart guys rip into it and twist it to their, and our, visions of the future.

CyaogenMod-O-Stat 2000 anyone?

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Re: Oh goody!

"I often wonder what the difference in sales would be across the board if we went back to say the '50s."

Hat sales would go through the roof...

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: Who ate all the pies?

Trusty Flickhammer!

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: Touchscreen on a Desktop?

"How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8?"

In terms of crapness, it's not so far.

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Re: This is very telling.

"Do they hate the UI or piracy prevention mechanisms?"

Same thing, aren't they?

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Re: breaking news!

Surface 3 launch.

Not news... just another product launch burp.

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Uncivil engineering: US society skewers self-published science

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What happens-

if you publish in the 'open' sites first, then with the ASCE?

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'Executed ex' of Norkers' bonkers Kim Jong-un rises FROM THE GRAVE

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Re: Hyon Song-wol is ...

"Hyon Song-wol is ... "

The NK answer to Schrodingers Cat?

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Re:God alone knows what the real truth is.

Yes- but which one?

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BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Boffins to turn PURE LIGHT into MATTER

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Re: Star Trek Replicators

Pah.

What we need now is an inertialess engine to generate this matter inside of...

and an intertialess ship on the end of it.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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Re: Urine is sterile

"And the bottled water came from WHERE originally...?"

I'll have you know that the water has been passed by Mr Grylls personally!

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Space Station in CRISIS: Furious Russia threatens to BAN US from ISS

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Re: "the irreplaceable orbital station"

Not the last- there's still the Axiom... http://pixar.wikia.com/Axiom

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Russia to suspend US GPS stations in tit-for-tat spat

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Re: Potty @Anonymous Coward

"... whereas you rabidly bleat it at every opportunity."

Don't 'bleat' Trevor- Matt will sue for infringement of his raison d'etre...

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more

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Adieu, great artist.

The world will be more mundane without your vision.

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Ah-

The sound of another MS U-turn- featuring samples of the lyrical stylings of M Thatcher...

Play on.

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Stop bullying SUPER FAT GODZILLA, urge movie stars

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"It's been sixty years..."

Trying to block out the last Hollywood version, then?

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Boffinry breakthrough: First self-replicating life with 'alien' DNA

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Re: I for one welcome

Life imitating Prometheus... (The film, not the firebringer...)

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Britain'll look like rural Albania without fracking – House of Lords report

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A new Dark Ages?

Or an Idiocracy?

The future looks rather bleak for anything good to happen, one way or another.

TGIF tomorrow...

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Microsoft: You know we said NO MORE XP PATCHES? Well ...

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Re: XP

WINDOWS

Surely the old yeller of operating systems.

Surely Microsoft should get the rifle out for it now

FTFY

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