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Troubled OCZ now has feds up ass with microscope

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I am no reader of this article (just passing through...)

But can I nominate this for Headline of the Year?

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Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

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I'm a-feared of the future

This article perfectly illustrates why I still have a BT iPlayer digital set-top box (and a Philips 26" CRT)

The iPlayer is quick and has a great EPG. It is prone to locking on to one channel occasionally (although I must say not lately - switchover?) but to be honest it takes a while to notice. It also contains a 56k modem (woo!) and comes with a keyboard.

This article is long overdue.

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Ten four-bay NAS boxes

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Re: I don't get NAS boxes...

I do...

I bought a Synology DS-413J for £275. It arrived, I stuffed 4 disks in and turned it on (hybrid RAID FTW!). A fair bit of whirring and clicking later, it's all working. Job done.

It sits quietly in the corner and acts as a printer server and media server for all the devices in the house. It runs on 30W.

My gas-guzzling PC with the 6 fans and 1000W PSU doesn't need to be on 24/7.

Easy to like.

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Nvidia launches not one but two Kepler2 GPU coprocessors

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Re: No

For someone who makes effective use of italicisation, you talk a lot of crap.

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Never mind Battlefield 3, I want more FPS from AutoCAD

Autocad is double precision and single-threaded. Will these cards help?

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Tesla Model S named '2013 Automobile of the Year'

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the beauty of the English Language...

is that meanings meaning the meaning they mean mean whetever they need to mean when transmitted & received.

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Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here

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Re - didn't Apple kick off the whole iNoun thing in the first place?

My still-functioning BT iPlayer would beg to differ.

In use since 1998, if memory serves.

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Stone shatters kid Rock: Gamers not as flush as they used to be

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RE: Never heard of them. What kind of moron buys a laptop for gaming anyway?

I'm guessing you don't get out much. Folks who do, and like gaming, buy a 'gaming laptop'.

I am reminded of the following definition from the Viz Profanisaurus:

- wanker (noun): a fellow road user

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Re: Toxic!

Kev O'Neill off the leash!

I loved the bit where all the senile old super heroes decide to fly off the roof and instead hit the ground like heroic lemmings.

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4K vs OLED: and the winner is...

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Re: Here at Luddite Towers ...

my goodness I thought I was the only one.

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Motörheadphönes ears-in review

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Mushroom

I usually hate celebrity endorsed products, but....

want!

but where?

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Google rewrites dot-doc death note

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Paris Hilton

As private parts to the Gods are we....

...they play with us for their sport.

( Lord Melchet)

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Information is the UI in Windows 8, says design guru

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It's the windows operating system

not Sonic the fucking Hedgehog. I will animate my own pixels, thankyoueversomuch

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Emotional baggage

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Samsonite pro-dlx 142

Bought this at least 5 years ago and still looks almost new. It did cost $200 but I can travel with my gargantuan 17" Lenovo W700 and it's 1kg power brick.

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/W700_Datasheet.pdf

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Facebook facepalm: US judge tosses out 'sponsored stories' deal

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Paris Hilton

Facewhat?

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'We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed'

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FAIL

Re: Windows 8 Is Crap

Not forgetting odd-numbered World Wars.

Or motorways, come to think of it

Or even TESTICLES

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Dell uncloaks trio of muscular mobile workstations

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Re: Misunderstanding technology direction

Doesn't work that way with Autocad. Autocad doesn't distribute, therefore I'm needing one core per seat, as fast and responsive as can be delivered, with several hundred/thousand pounds worth of graphic card to show it all off. Thin client is JNGE.

The pretty-picture and sample files look good and in all probabilty work quite well in a 'cloudy' format. Just don't try loading up any real working files and then expect not to cry.

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Re: Nice i guess but

It also means I can go sit next to the Med for a few more weeks a year than if I just downed tools for a fortnight.

Gosh its a real problem keeping the blazing sun away from the screen. Where's the smug icon?

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20% is within building tolerance

If performance translates to productivity, price premiums lose their sting.

The ability to play Portal with all bells & whistles is a total fringe benefit.

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Stuff the battery life - fingers crossed for a decent screen size

From the photos, they look like 16:10 format. Anything less than 17"@1900X1200 is not good enough on it's own for pro use. The extra 20% vertical pixels make a world of difference. Plugging in a secondary monitor as a minimum requirement just defeats the purpose.

And might I say, it's about time too!

I wish Lenovo were still in this market. I'd love to update my 3yr old W700. Still, 3Ghz+8gb ram+raid 0 remains quite useful on the move, and nothing looks better to walk into a meeting with it, if only for the 'gosh thats a big one' double-entendre opportunities.

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Darth Vader is a pansy

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"Whitney Houston’s foghorn cover of Dolly Parton’s funeral-favourite I will always love you"

God bless you for that. I knew I couldn't be the only one.

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BIG BOOBS banished from Linux kernel

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Headmaster

Where will it end?

And what are they going to call Copper Nanotubes?

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Paris Hilton

Type '69' into a calculator and turn it upside down...

It looks like a certain sexual act.

Down with this sort of thing!

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Intel accidentally outs 'Poulson' Itanium specs

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Pirate

@ Larry Crapbeans

His Name Was Robert Poulson

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Hacktivists lift emails, passwords from oil biz in support of Greenpeace

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Mushroom

NEVER...

....trust a hippy*!

That is all.

* possibly includes me

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

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"high-powered NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"

lol

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IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US

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"IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US...

...or IT gets the hose."

(Sorry)

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Ten... alien invasions

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"what can beat War of the worlds: the album"

Sadly, 30-odd years can.

I listened to a bit of it the other day - it hasn't aged well. It's like the film Madagascar - it's all about that one song!

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William Shatner confirms Devon town actually prostitute free

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Headmaster

RE: Shatner version of 'Common People' is superb

It's not bad, but still messes up the timing on the line "..but she didn't..........understand" just like every other cover of that song. The forrins just always seem to miss the humour in that line, shame.

That said, Sir Shat woz aces on HIGNFY!

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Bloke with spanners attacks LOHAN's dodgy plumbing

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Coat

Rocketry isn't science

it's engineering

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Ten... Star Wars videogame classics

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Unhappy

C'mon, c'mon....it's working!

My biggest gripe about XP & Win 7 x64 is no more podracing for me. Could not get it to work, NMWID.

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OLED to take 0.02% of TV sales through 2014

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Unhappy

There's a big hole in my life

Where my 22" CRT monitors used to sit.

I like the space, but I do miss the resolution. And they used to keep the room warm.

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Clouds of Sushi?

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Re: It's a difficult one

That's not what I've been herring.

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Re: It's a difficult one

That's not what I've been herring.

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Battlefield Earth ruled worst film EVER

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Good guess

Saw it on the iPlayer a few weeks ago. It's gratest achievement was to give me an overriding desire to see the BBC version and i didn't rest until I had done so.

The film rushes through the whole story. The TV show lets it breathe and is hilarious as a result.

You'll need beer....

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Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

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Re: Apples, Oranges, Pears & Lemons

"I suppose you buy your cables at BestBuy or something, right ? "

um....no they are generally supplied with the device. Especially when the device touts such a premium price tag.

Active cable? Sounds like a marketing decision more than a practical or useful one.

Do you enjoy being gouged? I guess so. As a Mac user you must be used to it. If this was a windows accessory it would be laughed out of the forum. 75%? GTFO

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The Beatles' Yellow Submarine set to sail in 4K by 2K

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You're either a troll...

...or you have no soul.

Either way it rhymes.

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

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To loosely quote the man himself:

"Eddie are you worried that you're not funny anymore?"

"I stopped worrying about that about $80million ago"

Watch Delirious - there's a man trying to make a living. Funniest show 14yo me had ever seen

Watch Raw - there's a man who has made it - Meh

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Wacom Cintiq 24HD interactive pen display

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Trollface

pedantic draughtsmen?

who would have thought it?

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for him

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Mushroom

Thats why you buy two sets

cheapskate!

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LOL that's my birthday

is that you, darling?

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Life-size Portal gun to shoot onto shelves soon

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Does it come with a Potato accessory, or do we have to use our own?

speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out

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Fusion-io revenues flash upwards

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"not expensive enough" ????

Thanks for that. No, really. Thanks a lot.

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HP hawks huge 132in 'tablet'

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yes please

Can i get a smaller one, say A0, that can pivot to horizontal?

I've been waiting 15 years for one of these.

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Acorn King Moir: BBC Micros, Ataris and 'BS' marketing

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FAIL

"10 Hello World 20 goto 20"

let's not forget the bug hunts...

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Samsung shows 55in OLED über-TV

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Alien

Are we there yet? (Cheers, Doug!)

"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again."

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