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Firefox users flip out over sneak MS add-on

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hissy fit central

I dont get the hissy fits. I welcome anything that makes firefox work better with websites that only seem to work properly in IE, due to retarded web devs.

And, as Mike B correctly points out, MS arent the only ones to do it!

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DHS to field Star Trek 'Tricorder' medscanner

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Nomenclature

Fer fucks sake! Who employs the people that think up ridiculous names? Why cant we give shit like this a decent name!? What the hell is up with Tricorder (no doubt "Triage Recorder").

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Sophos punts anti-virus for Klingons

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bit late.

didnt we already have april fools day?

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Green GT rolls out sexy e-supercar

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sex

enough said

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Samsung etches tiny mechanical shutter for cameraphones

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@Matt

Yes, you figured out how videos are captured. Didnt answer Ben's question though! :P

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Virgin Media to add 500k homes to cable network

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I dont get it...

Why is my VM service not as shit as everyone is saying?

20meg - 100% uptime and full speed 99% of the time. Only time I see slowness normally is when I'm downloading stuff from slow servers (Asus support website for example!)

I dont give a rats arse about Phorm as long as it doesn't affect my speed, or delve into my porn browsing habits.

Paris, cos she's on my search criteria from time to time.

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Facebook denies denying Holocaust deniers

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@ Chris W

> Does this make all followers of any religion a jerk and an asshole?

Yes.

The right to free speech is forfeit when whatever you're talking about is clearly a blatant lie with no evidence, factual or otherwise, to back it up, and masses of evidence/solid proof to the contrary.

Well, it is in my opinion anyway!!

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Brown pledges to make Britain's drivers greener

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wtf, sod making them greener

We need to teach 80% of them how to drive first!!

Motorway driving should be a mandatory part of the driving test... fed up of middle lane hogs and people who cant keep a constant speed.

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Hugh Jackman speaks of Wolverine leak heartbreak

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Ferrari without a paintjob?

A film like this with no CGI is more like a Ferrari without the paint job, windows, engine or wheels. Structure's in place, but it won't take you anywhere!

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British film board rejects 'disturbing' sexual torture film

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re: I don't know much about "art"...

Erm... totally agree! This China bloke probably had a bad experience as a child.

There is a fine line these days between 'art' and sick shit that needs some serious ridicule.

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Bacon sarnies cure hangovers: Official

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Old news

Surely the hardcore drinkers among us would have already figured this out for themselves... I've been eating bacon sarnies to get rid of hangovers for years!

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BBC Trust moots new licence laws to cope with net

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you think thats bad?

I paid 25 quid to watch the Amir Khan boxing match - you'd expect it to have NO adverts... no, they crammed adverts in at every opportunity! Cheeky wankers!

I would rather pay £140p/a then have to sit through 15 minutes of adverts in a 45 minute show. I fucking hate adverts that much.

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A grim day for browser security at hacker contest

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I wonder

How much did Opera software pay to not get included in that list?

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World's first proper flying car makes debut flight

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where are the regrav modules?

this is no true flying car... just a plane with foldable wings.

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Lights out, Britons told - we're running out of power

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@Math Campbell

hahahaha.... i do hope you're being sarcastic.

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Hydrogen leak grounds Discovery

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duck tape

What is this mysterious tape made from ducks?

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O2 wins UK Palm Pré exclusive?

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Stupid

In this day and age, locking down handsets like this is insane. You should be able to buy the device and use whatever network you prefer. Fucking stupid.

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Screeching rails close London Tube station

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I was on the train when they closed it

Fuck me was the screeching loud - I had to block my ears. Can only imagine what it was like for people on the platform.

It's because Bank has a curved platform and the trains dont like going anywhere but straight. So they have to use guide rails, which need lubrication.

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A Geeks Guide2 ...Sybex Study Guides

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I was disappointed by this article...

I read the headline as "A Geeks Guide 2 CyberSex"

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No welcome in the valleys for Welsh incinerator

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Merthyr

To be fair, they do need to get rid of some shit in Merthyr. Went there once on call and thought I was going to get killed.

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YouTube blocks music videos in UK

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thank god for torrents

And they wonder why they cant stamp out piracy. Greedy fucks.

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Magna boils up EV kit for car makers

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first small EV ever that actually looks good

first small EV that I've seen that doesnt try and model itself on some whacky shitty design that the designers seem to think is standard for EV's. Great looker!

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Etailer flogs signed Jade Goody biog for £1,000

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sick of jade

She's even made it into El Reg. There's just no getting away from her! Yes it may be tragic, but to be perfectly honest, I didnt give two shits what happened to her alive, let alone dead.

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Euro-style GM Volt design revealed

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Looks sexy

Kinda reminds me of a new shape Civic, but I still like the styling!

Beats the shit out of all the other leccy/hybrid/fuel cell cars I've seen thus far.

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'Infinitesimal magnetic tornadoes' set to ravage computing

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Star Treak already done this

I seem to remember in an episode of Voyager, they referred to an unspecified volume of data called a TeraQuad! Clearly they should call this new method a Quad, not a Qit!

Man thats sad.

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HTC prepping Palm Pré, Apple iPhone rival

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@AC

Annoying but true. Never owned an Apple device in my life but its damn frustrating to see that no one can even come close to getting the smoothness of the UI that Apple do.

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National Safety Council seeks total* cell-phone driving ban

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pointless legislation

How are the plod going to enforce this if it passes? Pull over every driver with a hands-free kit regardless whether or not they were on a call!?

IMO this is just another nanny state idea set to piss off more people than save lives.

Banning the use of mobile phones without hands-free kits is sensible. This is plain stupid.

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SSD and HDD capacity goes on embiggening

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I dont think so either

I agree with John. I cant be arsed to put any more thought into it either.

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Seagate slashes bare drive warranties

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Yeah right...

This is blatantly because they have lowered their manufacturing standards. I thought Seagate buying out Maxtor would mean better Maxtor drives - hah wrong. Worse Seagate drives.

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Retro piracy - Should the Royal Navy kick arse?

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let me be the first to say...

Yarr!

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Hubble's 486 back-up springs into life

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First time in eighteen years?

What's the point in resilliency testing a system in space? It's sored in a cold vacuum, and can't gather dust or anything else that might cause damage. If anything, the resilliency testing would have more likely blown it up prematurely.

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Credit crunch prompts Virgin Media bid to shift debt mountain

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price??

I get XL TV, XL broadband (20meg > 50meg) and a phone with free calls for £60 a month.

That's a fair price if you ask me!

Anyway at least this gives me another 4 years before I may have to go ISP hunting again. I've used NTL since they first launched cable BB and haven't looked back. Been mega quick and reliable.

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Burned by Chrome - Fire put out

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bullshit

Well here's one IT admin who will be banning Chrome entirely from his network, and downplaying it over-zealously to anyone who dares mention it.

Aside from that MASSIVE downside, it's not a bad browser.

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Biometrics exhibit blushes over email snafu

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Snafu?

Is that like tofu?

Mines the one with the snafu recepie book in.

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Psychologist invents new uber-wiki

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Hats off

To Mr. Page. The new king of made up super-extended-mashup-nouns.

"wiki+digg+2.0 sciento-mashup-u-like kit" = win

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Colchester Hospital sacks manager over lost laptop

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Unfair dismissal surely?

Ok, there has been a lot of incredibly high profile data loss stories going on in recent months, but this is surely taking far too drastic action. To dismiss the manager for having his laptop stolen is outrageous... It's not like he asked the theives to come and steal it while he was away.

As has been said, data security shouldn't be managed by the individuals, it should be managed by the business IT dept. What were patients records doing on his laptop anyway? Shouldn't that all be stored in a secure central database somewhere, which the employees access using a VPN of some description, like everyone else in the real world does?

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New Van Gogh pic discovered using German atom-smasher

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Good use of science

So while the mysteries of particle physics remain untouched, we now know that Van Gough liked to scribble out crap paintings.

Good use of a multi-billion dollar facility if you ask me!

Mines the one with the magnetic doughnuts in the pocket.

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CGI furnishes filmstar with fur

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im sorry, what?

all the alliteration would appear to have made the article's meaning completely disappear for me.

i think i got it...

sienna miller has CGI muff hair in latest film?

damn i hate mondays.

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2010: the 5TB 3.5in HDD cometh

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daniel... base 16??

Computers work in binary. Anything on top of that is just logistical and used to carry out extended functions, making things easier for programmers.

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Yahoo! exec! exodus! continues!

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When!

Will! You! Stop! With! The! Stupid! Headlines! Whenever! Yahoo! Is! Involved!?

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Time to move on from Chinook to the real MoD cock-ups

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The real reason for the British economy downturn

Ahh the truth comes to light. All those incompetent procurement officers working for the government, wasting money.

Does my nut in, specially when I work for a specialist procurement services provider. We could probably halve the governments military spending given the time of day.

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Organised crime law crushes animal rights duo

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@Rab S

Well said man! I lol'ed at the pissing petrol :D

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World realizes Google home page is 'illegal'

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This is news? Who cares!?

Seriously, what a waste of time. They have a direct link one click from the homepage and you can search for it anyway.

If users were so worried about their privacy, then the Internet wouldn't exist in the state it is.

Besides, an IP address is NOT a private piece of information, so these kids are barking up the wrong tree anyway. Your IP is owned by the ISP.

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Google waves Occam's Razor at web coders

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bork?

how do i get bork?

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Wireless links to be trialled in Gulfstream flight controls

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Missing the point

A lot of you seem to miss the point that this is intended as a backup system, which by all means is a bloody brilliant idea!

It could be the difference between a damaged plane going down taking everyone with it, or a damaged plane still able to maintain some landing control thanks to the wireless backup.

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Dixons admits 'it's even worse than you thought'

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Could see this happening years ago

Anyone who's been to a PC World store in the past 6 years could have forseen this! The only people who shop there are OAP's and chavs, neither of whom have any idea about computers.

For a store that charges £10 for a kettle lead, I can have no sympathy.

Paris, as I'm sure she'd like a rich OAP to mooch off (and she's very chav-like).

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US student planned to ice Chuck Norris

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OMG

QUE IS SPANISH FOR 'WHAT' (not french)

CUE IS ANY ACTION OR THING THAT IS DONE, WHICH IS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ACTION

QUEUE IS AN ORDERLY LINE, NORMALLY CONSISTING OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR SOMETHING

Jeez... How many of you come from Pennsauken High?

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Richard Branson dupes entire wireless industry with Google on Mars gag

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@Jamie

You realise Virgin Media is still essentially NTL? Branson only owns part of it.

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eBay pulls Vista laptop pwned in hacking contest

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Laptop doing harm?

Short of blowing up in your face, how the hell can a laptop "harm" someone?

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Dutch teen swipes furniture from virtual hotel

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makes no sense?

surely the stolen furniture would just have been deleted from the guys account and put back where it belongs... I mean, they do take backups, right? What a waste of police time.

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