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Calling all commentards: Want some new icons?

DJV

Or even better

Use some nifty HTML5 (or Web2.0rhea if you prefer) code to implement icon drag and drop properly.

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DJV

POPCORN...

Also known as a ZDNet icon </sarcasm>

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V for Vendetta icon

Please please pretty please. Ah go on you know you want to...

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Pope says gravity proves technology can't supplant God

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Happy

The downvoter

I'm just amusing myself trying to imagine what colour of 'beetroot' the down-voter's face was going as he/she/it down-voted the list of anti-Pope comments above...

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Police head-cam TV show debuts in US

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Alert

Pity...

Pity they didn't arrest the annoying git bashing a drum all the way through it...

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Got a buck to send M Night Shyamalan to film school?

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Joke

direct descendent?

No no no. That's not a problem - see the Futurama episode "Roswell That Ends Well" for an explanation (of sorts).

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Judge hits police with massive bill over false Operation Ore charges

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Grenade

BASTARDS!

See title.

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Pre-release Windows 8 code hits PC makers

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Grenade

System Reset

Wow, what a wonderful idea! Instead of actually FIXING the problems which cause Windows to slow down let's add yet another BODGE to the system which just makes it appear like we've fixed it! Pretty much the same mindset in use when they "fixed" the corrupted DLLs that plagued earlier versions by storing backups that would get copied back over the in-use versions when they became corrupted, INSTEAD of actually fixing the things that were causing the DLLs to become corrupted in the first place. Pathetic!

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Microsoft cofounder Allen unloads on Gates

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FAIL

Early Microsoft Coding

If you want to see how "good" some of the early Microsoft coding was, then go and read "Barbarians Led by Bill Gates" by Jennifer Edstrom and Marlin Eller - especially pages 27/8 about the "Brain dead bit of code" that just happened to have been written by a certain Mr Gates!

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PHP.net breach: Concern over safety of source code

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Happy

Actually...

I think the OP is failing to grasp <insert anything you like here>

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Moving to Windows 7: Is it worth it?

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Thumb Up

Classic Shell

Aha, I think Classic Shell is what you are talking about. It's a free download from Sourceforge - I'm playing with it now... Hmm, seems good so far and all the settings are customisable. Neat!

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6GB RAM

32-bit systems (by the very nature of using 32-bit addresses) can only access 4GB max. 32-bit Windows (XP and 7) usually only accesses 3 of those 4. 64-bit systems can access more. 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 bytes (= 4GB). 64-bit systems can, in theory, access 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes though MS restrict maximum memory access depending on which version of Win7-64 you have - they even limit the Starter version to 2GB! See:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

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Mozilla confirms Firefox 4 beta 12 is FINAL test build

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I regret to say...

...that, unfortunately, you are wrong. There are plenty of the clueless still using it.

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Phone seller pre-peddles white iPhone 4 for UNDER A GRAND!

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Alert

Wow!

I'm off to buy a shed load of black ones and a tin of white paint!

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HTML5 kicked into 2014

DJV

@Trib

"Didn't IE9 top the current HTML 5 compatibility tests from W3C?"

Maybe, but it certainly falls way down the list on www.html5test.com - the RC scores 116 (+ 5 bonus points) whilst the FF4 beta 11 scores 197+9 (though an earlier beta scored 207+9!), Chrome 9 scores 242+13 (but STILL can't print background colours and images - aargh!), Opera 11.01 scores 177+7 and Safari scores 207+7.

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HP gives Lou Reed a right shoeing

DJV
FAIL

One word....

AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Single complaint sparks police raid and total ban on rental movie

DJV

And, if not that...

...then maybe fined for wasting police time (and therefore taxpayers money).

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Gates, Woz, and the last 2,000 years of computing

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@Lord Lien

Sinclair BASIC was arguably better when compared to the C64 (I have to POKE WHAT to get hi-res graphics?!?!) but reliability-wise they were far inferior. I should know, at the time I was working in an electronics repair shop and the number of dead Spectrums being returned around Christmas 1983 was astounding.

I also bought a Sinclair Cambridge calculator in the early 1970s (the prebuilt version, not the kit). It lasted less than 2 years before it popped its clogs, however I've still got a Commodore SR-1800 scientific calculator from a year or two later (1975, if memory serves) - I stuck some batteries in it just yesterday (first time in about 5 years) to see if it still worked - it did!

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Shaun the Sheep shorts to lure kids to Nintendo 3DS

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Coat

dip in, dip out appeal?

Shirley, that's SHEEP dip in.....

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Anyway, Shaun the Sheep is wasted on kids - the number of in-jokes and references to films (e,g, Psycho, Close Encounters, Saturday Night Fever, Airplane) and other TV programmes (e.g. Fawlty Towers, Futurama) are way above most kids' comprehension!

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Gov will spend £400k to destroy ID card data

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Happy

£400,000?

Blimey - I'd do it for half that!

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Europe bites Hungary over media and internet censorship

DJV

Competent Minister?

But, Shirley, that's an oxymoron?

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Sony Ericsson sues over Clearwire swirl

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Happy

That's marbleous!

My cats occasionally chase marbles around my house - I'm sure some of the marbles look EXACTLY like both of those logos. Does that mean I (or possibly my cats or maybe even the marble manufacturer) can sue both Sony Ericsson AND Clearwire over this?

I off to phone my lawyer...

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Sarko to use G8 presidency to promote net regulation

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Grenade

Does not compute!

"How do you respond to the problem of terrorism, of paedophilia, to subjects such as the right to be forgotten?"

Just asking... but what happens when the terrorists and paedophiles ask for their right to be forgotten? Will Sarky's brain throw a "does not compute" wobbly and explode? Now THAT would probably be a good result!

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Instant storage cloud: just add Atmos

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Alert

Sontar-HAH

cough cough

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White iPhone inbound for spring of 2011

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Joke

About time!

All those ceiling cats have been jealous of their basement buddies!!

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'ALIEN' LIFE FOUND in California

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Happy

XKCD joke about it...

http://xkcd.com/829/

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Ballmer pitches PC as smartest device on planet

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Megaphone

Smartest? Which planet?

Well, if the only 2 things on a planet were a PC and Ballmer then I'd definitely agree that the PC would be the smartest out of the two.

Megaphone because that's what Ballmer reminds me of...

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Microsoft's IE9 'nearly finished'

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Joke

March?

Blimey, Google will have issued at least 7 new versions of Chrome before then!

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Verizon: we like Microsoft, but not Windows Phone 7

DJV

Breaking News...

...Lowell McAdam injured in mysterious accident involving a chair.

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POD giveth: Is factory-built HPC the future?

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Alert

POD?

Are Apple aware of this?

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Verizon courts Star Wars set with Droid R2-D2

DJV

R2D2?

Look more like R2D2 vs Steam Roller and the droid lost...

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LinkedIn Zeus spam run targets prospective business marks

DJV

I've seen 2 or 3...

But immediately saw they were fake when I noticed that what they linked to wasn't linkedin (I use MailWasher which previews emails and shows the link and then what that link really links to).

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Google's Microsoft browser outlives Wave nonsense

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Flame

@Alastair 7

Agreed, Alastair. I'm a web site developer too and have just spent the morning attempting to slap IE (prior to 9) into place due to its stupid non-standard rendering. If this site allowed me to upvote your post more than once I would have done it a thousand times! I would have also DOWNvoted clueless idiot Mike OReilly's post a million times too.

So far, IE9 *seems* to render things properly but I'm still waiting to discover the big elephant in the browser that I'm sure is lurking in there somewhere...

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SCO gets sale approval

DJV

Get in the queue...

that is all

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PC World, Currys to offer cash for clunkers

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Fantasic!

I've got an old laptop that runs DOS and can just about run Windows 95. Hey, I can get £50 off a new PC!

Oh wait...

...a PC from PC World or Currys...

...knew there would be a downside.

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Boffins baffled by 'magnetar': Ought to be black hole, but isn't

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Alien

But...

...do any Cheela live on them?

(obscure SF reference - go google it)

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Voting reform finally on the agenda

DJV

Rushing

Well, Labour know all about rushing things through parliament - a prime example being the hated Digital Economy Bill.

I for one would like to see the end of First past the Post asap - not sure yet if AV or PR is the better route, though...

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Android PHP option planned for Javaphobes

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Joke

Androd(sic) Scripting Environment

Good job they hadn't originally named it the Android Rapid Scripting Environment

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iPhone 4 developers get software update, but will it fix death grip?

DJV

Retrieved from the black box...

Co-pilot: Hey, aren't we about to hit that mountain?

Pilot: Nope, the iAltimeter says we're way higher than that peak.

Co-pilot (looking UP at top of mountain): Oh yeah. My bad.

Plane: Crunch.

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Microsoft drops Win7 deadline for XP and Vista holdouts

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Downgrade to Vista?!?!?!

Seriously? There are people who would willingly downgrade from W7 to Vista? I can understand downgrading to XP but... VISTA???? Are they completely bonkers?

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Government lunatic magnet goes live

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Happy

Ex Amiga developers?

Love the fact that when I just looked at one of the topics it fell over with:

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 0

Varnish cache server

Them ex-Amiga developers get everywhere!

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Secret ancient code, basis of all modern civilisation, cracked

DJV

Opera 10.54

Bug is still present in Opera 10.54 - just so you know,

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Moz tweaks extension crash controls in Firefox

DJV

Or it could be your profile

I've updated to 3.6.6 after 3.6.4 and haven't seen a single hang as yet. Sometimes things in the profile get corrupted which can cause the same effects. There are plenty of web sites that explain how to add a new profile to Firefox - google it...

However, before you do that, it seems to me that you haven't actually proved it's not a plug-in as yet. Have you tried disabling ALL your plug-ins to see if that fixes things? If it does then re-enable the plug-ins one by one until the hanging starts happening again. If you can isolate it to just one plug-in then please tell the author (after making sure you really are using the latest version of that plug-in).

Hope that helps.

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Microsoft releases accelerated, canvas-ized IE9 preview

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Grenade

Funny?

Are MS are doing their best to piss of Opera? If you run the Amazon Shelf demo - in most browsers it says which browser is running in the bottom left hand corner. For Opera though it says "Other browser" - or are they just reading the user agent string wrong?

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Dixons renames itself Dixons

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Coat

"Pig" + "lipstick"

that is all...

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Tom Stoppard: Tech is destroying the written word

DJV

Agreed

Except that a good proportion of the other half don't even understand what the red wiggly line actually means and carry on regardless "no mater wot there speling iz liek!" Of course, I blame icanhascheezburger.com

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NASA: Civilization will end in 2013 (possibly)

DJV

Me too!

There - I've always wanted to post a "me too"

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Humanity evolved to cope with 30°C+ heat, says prof

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Happy

Obese people

"But if all this is really true then we should send all obese people to the great rift valley and get them endurance running. If they survive then our bodies are well adapted.."

Yeah, but don't send 'em there all at once - else it would no longer be a valley - they would fill it to the brim and turn it into a saturated fat marsh.

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DJV
Happy

Indeed!

And if we'd originated in Blighty instead of Kenya we'd probably all be rather hairy and have gills.

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Canonical rejigs Ubuntu support services

DJV

Ubuntu Advantage

At least they didn't call it Ubuntu *Genuine* Advantage...

(shudder)

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