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11 posts • joined 24 Jul 2009

Boffins create quantum gas with temperature BELOW absolute zero

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Paris Hilton

So correct me if I'm wrong...

From what little I get of science, is this experiment like putting a cup of hot water at one end of the bath, measuring the other end and then claiming that adding hot water actually decreased the temperature?

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Data for 100m Facebook accounts published to BitTorrent

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Umm...

Isn't the whole point of facebook that at least your name, photo and a few details are exposed, so that others can find you? Otherwise it wouldn't be a very sociable site now would it!

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Sex in the Noughties: How was it for you?

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FAIL

@Anonymous Coward

"every successful species, such as ours, has to have majority of its population straight"

Then you agree, if gay people want to correct an "informed" assumption, they've got to say something. And I suppose many gay people come up to you and say "Hello, I'm gay and my name is..."

I have no idea why you feel gay people coming out to be overbearing. Do you feel the presence of black skinned, blond haired or female people to be overbearing?

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FAIL

Ummm no

Anonymous Coward: "If someone outs themselves as gay, that is basically pushing their sexuality in your face"

No it's not. Gay people are a minority and being straight is the initial assumption, that's society's own ignorance. It makes no difference to you whether they say they're gay or not, so why do you care?

I'm not sure which is worse...that you think all gay people are activists come to rub your face in it, or that you think no one should ever express their uniqueness for the purposes of equality. You criticise PC people - but that's the pot calling the kettle black

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Abigail's Windows 7 Party

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WGA

Of course, it's only a true windows 7 party if you let Microsoft perform a Windows Genuine Party check at the event

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Warning: Showers can seriously damage your health

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Joke

Yeah well

Who the hell let's slime build up to visible levels in their bathroom? Yuck!

Solution: Take off the shower head, just use the water running out of the nozzle end.

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Intel to EU watchdogs: 'It's AMD's fault'

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FAIL

Tut!

If a person tries to murder someone, we don't just let that person back on to the streets. Why does Intel think it is an exception?

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Bug exposes eight years of Linux kernel

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Linux

There's no such thing as 100% security

There's no such thing as 100% security and serious bugs are still going to turn up. Still, it's the most secure OS of them all.

Still perhaps it's time to look at what can be done to minimise the damage of potential exploits similar to this one, if possible.

And I agree with Anonymous Coward, a higher level programming language managed OS might avoid some of these obvious but unseen bugs. That said, as Linus Torvalds seemed to suggest, the advantage of using C is that everyone can understand it, otherwise you get people making rubbish.

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Government rubbishes ID card hack report

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Big Brother

No, no and more no

As soon as I am forced to get an ID card I plan to take a hammer to every inch of it - good bye RFID chip...

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BT's giant new faster broadband boxes blocked

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uhh?

Yes 1.8 m is too tall to have in the middle of a street. Can't we just lie them on their sides against fences? Otherwise couldn't they just bury 0.8 m of the box?

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Apple nabs 90% of all 'premium PC' dollars

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Linux

Ha!

Macs do look and preform very well, but for the price of £1000 I could buy three PC's, each with a large screen. I just can't warrant spending that much for one single computer.

I can just as easily get a PC for a third of the price and install Linux. I've got stability, much better security than mac OSX or windows, and all the same flashy effects and more on a less powerful graphics processor. If I need I can also dual boot windows for the rare occasion that I might need it. Macs really are just for those who are too lazy to read documentation.

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