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2565 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Brit boffin brews INSTANT HANGOVER RELIEF

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Re:"Does it make a good mixer with Scotch?

:Wrong series- sounds more like the joyless STNG Synthohol.

Besides- it'll never get a licence - it's a 'legal high" Shock Horror Probe!!

Expect Prof Nutt to end up in jail for this...

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RETRO-GASM: The Fuze electronics kit for the Raspberry Pi

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Re: Arduino action

Why not get both- they go together well.

But for 'electronics engineers'- the software really is overkill.

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Re: Sub standard

" Playmobile reconstructions..."

It's been a while- far too long...

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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

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Re: unlike you I have had sex with another person

Close relatives don't count - unless up to twenty, on their toes...

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Re: Acme Products?

"ACME products? I'm 80% ACME products!"

iBender.

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Snowden: Hey fellow NSA worker, mind if I copy your PASSWORD?

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WTF?

NSA- anexample of:-

North American Insecurity or Unsecurity?

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Canadian Vultures shave bare for winter

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Sorry...

Came looking for pictures of shaved bear.

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Sail HO! Look out Bay Area - it's the GOOGLE GALLEON

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At least:-

"Baal is a three-headed demon with a spider's body and tonnes of spider legs,"

- it's a European conspiracy...

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Economical Indian MOM whips up her eggs en route to Mars

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Re: US$74 Million

Rather less Pork, in India. They prefer and revere, the beef.

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Microsoft Excel fingering, Captain Jack Sparrow clog Minneapolis election

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Re: Part of the problem...

The trouble with politics:- Too much ordinance, not enough ordnance.

Not even in the US...

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Your kids' chances of becoming programmers? ZERO

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Re: Z80 vs 6502?

Z80- decent 8-bit multipurpose micoprocessor

65xx- Petrol pump brain or washing machine controller.

Flame on! Back to the '80s!

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'Only NUCLEAR power can SAVE HUMANITY', say Global Warming high priests

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Re: Warming of rivers used for coolant by reactors

And how much for other generating plant- as opposed to windmills etc?

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Inventor whips lenscap off 3D-printed pinhole camera

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I had one of these-

But it cost 50p and squirted water out of the hole when you squeezed it.

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Horrific FLESH-EATING PLATYPUS once terrorised Australia

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Go

Now it's here!

Selling banking- run!

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Galaxy is CRAMMED with EARTH-LIKE WORLDS – also ALIENS (probably)

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Re: BOFFINS: BILLIONS OF EARTH-LIKE LIFE-FRIENDLY ALIEN WORLDS IN GALAXY

"... Itanium; it is NOT in the periodic table of elements."

oddly, neither is Euphonium- the element all 'brass' instruments are made of...

Perhaps they are more common on these other Earths?

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: Is there anybody who approves of this?

"...but glue is lighter than any fastener that would stand the strain."

If Apple was as smart as they like people to think they are, then they would design clips to hold everything together that are part of the case and fittings, strong and light, and would be seen as elegant solutions.

Instead- bodge it with glue like a 4-year old's macaroni picture.

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SR-71 Blackbird follow-up: A new TERRIFYING Mach 6 spy-drone bomber

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Re: For this aircraft to be built....

"...it will need a justification. A justification in terms of a threat."

A threat like refusing the US any more credit?

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iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

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Meh

rather-

My old WiFi-only iPad 3 listed on eBay now for £250 give or take some.

Free postage.

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Meh

8am until 9am

was spent in the nearest coffee shop, talking about the new iPad.

And drinking latte.

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Snowden: Oh, PLEASE let me come to Germany and help Merkel with her phone

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Annoying Ac is annoying.

Nothing to say?

No?

Shut up.

J.J.Burnel

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Milky Way 'POPS PILLS and SNORTS GAS', insist boffins

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Pirate

After the Galactic Coalescence-

Of the Smith Cloud and our own Galaxy, the rise of Boskonia was inevitable.

Space Pirates --->

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Mars defends: HUMANS to SEND UFO to Red Planet by 2016

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Re: has to be

I couldn't eat a whole Mars...

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Nokia emerges smothered in red ink, manages to flog cheapo Windows Phones

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Just hope-

they don't fail to Surface (RT).

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Three million Adobe accounts hacked? Sorry, make that 38 MILLION

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Re: What's in a zero anyways?

Before you 'loose the cloud', at least be polite and open the window.

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Moto sets out plans for crafty snap-together PODULAR PHONES

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Re: That endoskeleton...

This will appeal to Tetris addicts then!

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

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Re: Genuine Question:

Hot melt glue is the devil's jizz.

It's just not very good. Batteries might just fall out after a few years.

However, bear in mind the metal content of all of those screws - recyclers are interested in gold plating, for instance, and that can be microns thick.

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Is it barge? Is it a data center? Mystery FLOATING 'Google thing'

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Re: Less likely

"I haff a plan- an Escape Plan..."

/spoiler

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Please, PLEASE, Skype... Don't kill our apps and headsets, plead devs

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An award has been awarded!

For the world's longest oxmoron-

"...an indispensable tool like any other MS Office tool"

unless you know otherwise!

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Ofcom: By 2017, even BUMPKINS will have superfast broadband

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Re: Bumkins?

No, it's a small fluffy bum.

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Microsoft: You've got it all WRONG. It's Apple's iPad playing catch-up with our Surface

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Re:Tell me, does the Surface still run Windows 8?

Up until the next upgrade...

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Re: literally

Seriously?

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Haha!

...rivals are now quivering in the shadow of the new Surface machines.

Trying not to laugh out loud...

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Microsoft: Ha ha, my Wall Street friends - THIS time the victory is OURS

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Re:I. Just. Need. Shit. To. Work.

And now you have some.

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Hard-as-woodpecker-lips MOUSE GOBBLES live scorpion, LAUGHS off stings to face

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Grasshopper Mouse-

Student of Mouster Po.

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SEX CRAZED FISH keeping hapless Southamptonites awake

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Re: So teach them the words...

The fish hum because they are ... Surströmming!

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Capita splashes £57.5m on Eye-of-Sauron car-park watchdog biz

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Can't wait for the ink to dry on this one.

Just before the Govt decide to make such Car-park CCTV illegal.

(If ever...)

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

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Re: Fanboi is as fanboi does

FTA-

"Somewhat surprisingly, one problem highlighted by McKinsey was interoperability with some office documents. But it was clearly noted that a simple update on all Linux desktops to the latest versions of OpenOffice could fix that particular issue.

A second study last year by the consultancy group found that a shift to a pure Windows environment on the German Foreign Office's desktop computers would be costly and work-intensive"

Facts, eh. Just as inconvenient as 'OOXML is a Standard' Standards...

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I hope that-

is true for "pro-sumer" too.

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Fanboi is as fanboi does

"...as the Germans found out when they tried the switch. Epic fail."

"A person who make a decision based on ideology or dogma is zealot aka "Fanboi"."

Yes, you do seem to fit the criteria of your own argument.

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Re: MS will win

"OOXML (an ISO standard no less)"

Don't make me laugh, Fanboi.

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Haha

Cheap good quality crap sells better than expensive low quality crap. Wow.

Apple still does well too with expensive high quality crap.

What was that word- fragmentation? Looks like MS has that to worry about, more than Android.

And landfill- another word that fits their disposable unloved slabs better than the competition.

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Anonymous and pals gather in support of girl at centre of rape case

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Re: What a strange concept of pleasure you must have

"I can honestly say I've never enjoyed anything sufficiently to soil my underwear."

Then you have never had a decent curry.

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HAD IT with Planet Earth? There are 12 alien worlds left to try out

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Re: Gravity

Probably the ones with a similar size and mass...

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Oz racehorse shod with 3D-printed titanium hoofwear

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Re: If only someone had told them..

"This is one side of a horse. the other side is much the same."

N. Molesworth.

As any fule kno...

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Surface Pro 2: It's TOOL-PROOF and ultimately destined for LANDFILL

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Re: haha

Well, it doesn't have many fans outside of it...

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HP CEO Whitman: We've built the PC that GOD wants

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Re: Oh?

Well, gods don't run Windows.

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Microsoft boffins test rival 'Google Glass' geek goggles, say insiders

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Re: The new Microsoft

"They will have been doing this for years."

What-

"...running round desperately (and badly) copying Google and Apple several years later."

Ah, true.

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Surface 2 MYSTERY: Haswell's here, so WHY the duff battery life?

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Re: Ditch Windows, save the planet?

"Probably them all..."

That explains the state of the economy in a nutshell then...

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Bacteria-chomping phages could kill off HOSPITAL SUPERBUGS

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Re: One question...

Because each type of phage eats one type of bacteria- nothing like antibiotics.

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About time!

Someone has been holding back research on these.

Anyone wonder why?

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