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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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FAIL

Calling Dick Tracy.....

Unless it has a big speaker and an analogue clock I'm not interested....

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Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

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Re: Have we missed clowns?

In space nobody can eat ice cream..........

[tag line from one of my favourite films - but they will need to be included in the Aliens category]

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Coat

So not a real lizard then........

Full of disappoint.

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Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

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Gimp

Pop down A&E sometime...

And you'll probably find some mishaps when the "hoover" has been used to gratify the bottom layer of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group

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Re: ...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

I guess all that additional sea ice must come from somewhere:

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_stddev_timeseries.png

Oh and what global warming (even the IPCC acknowledge the "pause")?

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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You're safe there

IE 11 has some awful artefact bug and a font renderer that makes all the text blurry (still active bugs as of this morning). So I'd probably steer clear even if there was a Linux version (work machine was recently "upgraded" from IE 10).

Unfortunately given cognos 10 doesn't play well with modern browsers I do still need to use IE.......

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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You think you have problems......

Try getting a decently strong cup of black coffee anywhere.

"did you want another shot of espresso in there?" No I did not want another shot of espresso, I wanted only espresso, up to the brim. And no, please no "Americano" watering down, I'd rather put ice in my whisky. Just fill the damn thing with espresso and begone from my sight.

Some days it is only the caffeine induced shakes that keeps the blood flowing round.

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

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Free wifi you say.......

TBH the only reason my wifi isn't permanently open is I don't want the neighbours randomly sending stuff to my wireless printer.

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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Re: Vested interest

Look up the concept of "Evolutionary stable system" - and then think about how the earth as a water planet is able to keep such a relatively constant temperature (clue was in the question).

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WTF?

Dangerous?

Relying on energy from nefarious regimes because of over reliance on unreliable renewables is dangerous (yes I'm talking to you Germany). Not sure who is being dangerous on this comments board?

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Re: Ha ha ha ha ha

C'mon noms I've even quoted parts of it to you. Here if you need a refresher http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

Chapter nine (physical science) page 768 has one of my favourite graphs ever - shows you how much skill the models have........

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Ha ha ha ha ha

Oh you were being serious? "carbon corporation sponsers [SIC]"? Methinks you may not want to look at Ed Davey's or Lord Stern (head of CCC) register of declared interests or you head might explode.

The IPCC has backtracked on its fear mongering if you have even bothered to read the AR5 in its entirety - the summary for policy makers is barely related to the actual conclusions in the report. Or have you not read the holy tome of AGW this time around?

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Re: Medical doctor (GP) not a scientist?

If my GP is anything to go by then no medicine is not a science..........

Leaches and scarification was the medical consensus not too long ago - and given the performance of consensus medicine over stomach ulcers in recent times I would probably not rate GPs as scientists......

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Unhappy

Win 8.1 my old nemesis....

So they have given us back the ability to click a red cross in a non-resizable app to shut it down. Obviously no one at MS has the task bar at the top of the screen set to auto-hide as I do. They have also removed the grab from top and sweep down to close the app on desktop mode. Can you see the issue I am having? Yep if I want to close an app first my auto-hide taskbar gets in the way, then the charms on the top right get in the way and finally I might be able to click the red cross.......

This is a sign of progress.......

I had just got used to win 8 - now win 8.1 has put me back to square one. Yes I could have the task bar on the bottom but I have it at the bottom for my work PC (that I remote into) so I can easily tell the difference on which machine I am on at anyone time.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

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Re: Step away from the animation suite

Ahh the videos - had fantastically funny, in-between episodes, voice over. Such a shame it wasn't on the DVDs.

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Re: Global Warming?

So you don't know what is changing, how it will change, when it will change and can't predict these changes but somehow we "know" we have damaged the environment?

That sir is faith. Not science.

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Re: Climate Scientist. . . hahahahaha. . . good one!

Actually no. It goes back to 1996 two years before the 1998 el Niño. Merely starting from today and working backwards. The RSS as a satellite record (therefore isn't prone to the errors in the surface record) only goes back to 1979 so for half the satellite record there has been no warming (and definitely not accelerating unless accelerating downwards is what the poster was implying).

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Re: Climate Scientist. . . hahahahaha. . . good one!

Yes like the RSS temperature record that shows no significant warming for the last seventeen and a half years..... or the increase in global sea ice..... or the comparable temperature increase profile with the warming in the 30s and 40s.... Those sorts of "verifiable and observable evidence" yes?

Oh and that word "accelerating" I don't think it means what you think it means.

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

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Trollface

Over priced and underpowered

So should fit in nicely with the rest of Alienware's range.........

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Fantastic fantasy four-way fling – and family-friendly fun

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Necromunda!

Damn-it now I have to spend this evening digging around the attic for my Escher figurines.....

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Trollface

So if my girlfriend.....

Is object oriented (changes position depending on the object), has terrible garbage collection (I have to manually take out the trash) and frequently runs out of memory (forgets things) then I can compare her to a rose but not Java?

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PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD

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Re: The 1980's called

Takes me back - had a 30MB hard card in my PC 1640 (5.25 and 3.5 DD took up the drive bays in the front). Add and adlib card and game card (for analogue joysticks) and that was my Amstrad's three 8bit ISA slots maxed out......

EGA wing commander at 8 MHz was a bit of a lag fest........

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BRITS: Wanna know how late your train is? Now you can slurp straight from the source for free

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Holmes

I think he's already got one.....

Is this any different than the http://pda.jcheck.com/firstcapitalconnect I use already?

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: Controversy abounds…

Reduce global warming - are you mad sir? Global warming out of an ice age is the only thing that gives us enough food to eat and enough water to drink. If the glaciers start expanding again - total arable land will reduce, growing seasons will shorten, sea levels will drop, extreme weather events will increase in number and duration and as the oceans uptake more CO2 as they cool, plants will reduce in numbers and the deserts will expand.

Global warming might cause a few issues in the next 2 centuries (nothing bad this century according to the IPCC AR5 report) but global cooling is faster and far more detrimental to life on this planet.

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Eureka...

I have the solution. Give me the £10 million. I will use this to prove conclusively that an increase from 200 ppm to 600 ppm of CO2 in a water triple point dominated atmospheric system does not lead to catastrophic climate change.

We can then start spending some of the $1 billion dollars a day wasted on researching "climate change" on solving the 6 problems above.

QED

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Son of ACTA pours fuel on IP trade fire

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Re: I guess the UK would have to have a law prohibiting fracked gas from export to get low prices

Strange view of markets you have there. The price is not "set" but is a consequence of supply and demand. If the supply is reduced the price goes up - the more players in the market the less likely any single supplier can control the price (without collusion that is - e.g. OPEC).

If a price for one resource rises it can make certain extraction techniques financially viable (e.g. fracking) - if it drops then these methods are no-longer viable. Given the length of time and money it can take to get particular method of energy supply off the ground governments sometimes provide financial guarantees in a we'll buy at x price (above market rates) for the next y number of years (wind/solar/nuclear all have such guarantees in the UK).

So no the price is not "set" by the "international market".

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Smash 'n' grab: Fighting GODZILLA in your lounge? Read this first

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Re: Oh, no, there goes Tokyo

First thing that came to my mind as well - so thumbs up for the quick youtube find. Now where did I leave that Blue Öyster Cult LP?

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Internet of Stuff: Cleaner washing, more milk ... fewer COW FARTS?

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Terminator

Time to test your 133t skillz

And be the first to hack some cows.

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

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Bit of a stretch

This is only on the one side and a small part of Antarctica - you are erroneously extending this to the entire Antarctic. The record ice extent is around most of Antarctica not just near this glacier. Hence what you say does not apply.

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Gigabyte Brix Pro: You don't need no steenkin' Xbox... when you have 4K-ing amazing graphics

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Intel 5200 at 4K?

It might support 4k but it won't game at 4k - passmark score puts it in the Radeon HD 5670 class (a three generations old mid range card good for 1680x1050 resolutions) .

Given as you can get a low profile version of the HD7750 I suspect a weaker CPU plus small discrete card would be a better combination.

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Boffins say hot air makes Antarctica COLDER

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Re: Funny how they only discover these things after the data makes it clear

I probably wouldn't use the MET office as an example for super computer predictive excellence - their model has been shown to run "hot" pretty much consistently. Their predictive accuracy has been shown to be less than a random walk model and the amount of howlers they have published concluded with them no longer publically releasing their long term forecasts (though HM gov still gets a copy).

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Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT

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Re: Starting point of graph is deceptive to unscientific brains

So take the 1000 times then. So a doubling of CO2 leads to an increase of about 3 degrees in the atmosphere (including feedbacks - IPCC bad case scenario) - so this is 3/1000 of a degree warming in the oceans........

So rough approximation of square root of f' all (all things being equal).

Again where is the problem AC? Even AR5 says the likelihood of anything negative happening before 2100 is at the "very low confidence" level.

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Re: Starting point of graph is deceptive to unscientific brains

You need to go back to school. The heat capacity of the oceans is magnitudes greater than the atmosphere. Ergo for all intensive purposes it is infinite. So if the heat is somehow magically going into the oceans now when it wasn't before it makes global warming a non-problem (for the heat to come back out of the oceans would require the laws of physics to change - and y' canna' change the laws of physics).

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Re: Starting point of graph is deceptive to unscientific brains

17 years 7 months and counting (RSS satellite data not the crappy Hadcrap4 with UEA (missing R there surely) hands all over it). Heck the whole warming period that got Jimmy Hansens knickers in a twist was only 22 years.

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Time is running out.....

Yep time is running out before everyone, even the most hardened Skeptical science/Real climate/Sci American/Nature subscribing echo chamber-ist, realises that CO2 is not the global thermostat they thought it was.

As temperatures drop well beyond what can be fiddled in the global temperature data sets as the real threat of a maunder minimum little ice age approaches the fear of a backlash will grow.

Keep an eye on the satellite temperature sets and buy thermals.

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Hey, does your Smart TV have a mic? Enjoy your surveillance, bro

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Re: Sigh

May I be the first to offer my apologies to whomever has been using my TV's mic and webcam to spy on me. I hope the therapy goes well and that the agency you work for foots the bill.

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The ULTIMATE space geek accessory: Apollo 15's joystick up for sale

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Happy

Re: I agree

Finally a replacement for my Quickshot II turbo.

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Office, IE, Flash fixes accompany Windows XP's final Patch Tuesday

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Re: Sneaky bastards

Ahhh but they are convinced the reason you are not using the interface formally known as metro is that you haven't given it a chance - by sneakily driving you back they expect an epiphany.

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Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved

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Meh

Can't see this catching on....

Nice to see a little innovation but I can't see this catching on in a big way. 4K won't even take off until you can pick one up for around the £200-£300 or future equivalent. Given as most content in future will be streamed in whatever definition your system will cope with there will be no "forced" uptake of beyond HD. From what I have seen the "full HD" experience worth less to consumers than the "nice big thin TV" - so the drivers that changed living rooms from CRT to LCD/Plasma do not exist for LCD/Plasma HD to 4K or 3D or Curved or a combination of the three.

I may be wrong but what would be nice is a little more innovation in the Audio department - flat screen TVs have terrible to dire sound quality.

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Facepalm

How long.....

Yep just checked - I first got an gmail account on the first of November 2004.

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Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

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Gimp

It will be a re-imagining of

The Star Wars Holiday special......

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Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update

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Re: As if this will make people happy!

Wow- now you've explained it I'll rush off an but win8 right away...... alright I won't I've already got win8 installed and even now after 3 months of use it still finds ways to annoy me (did you know that dragging an app to the bottom of the screen doesn't always close the app - I didn't (talking to you useless mail app)).

Even with classic shell installed and file associations set to desktop programs (took me about an hour to get it to work like my previous Vista install - sucker for punishment me) every now and then it will fire-up in app mode (and on a 28 inch screen this is not an efficient use of screen estate) . If it would let me run the start screen in a window (so acting like a shortcuts folder that I create and used on all previous versions of windows - if I'm drinking coffee I only have the one hand free) then I probably wouldn't get annoyed so much.....

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Women! You too can be 'cool' and 'fun' if you work in tech!

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Coat

If ICT was cool and fun.....

Why is it only us nerds/geeks in here?

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Not enough Women in the Drainage and Sewer Maintenance industries either.

I look forward to the EU campaign to redress this imbalance.......

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Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON

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Re: Facts

1 - CO2 does not "absorb more heat" - CO2 absorbs a thin band of electro magnetic radiation in the IR frequency range by dipole moment changes. These IR photons do not have the momentum to increase the translational kinetic energy of the CO2 molecule (temperature) instead the dipole moment changes are transmitted via collisions (with non-IR absorbing O2 or N3) before the photon is re-emitted (or at least that's what the GHG theory postulates).

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Re: To the first AC:

So you've Debunked the RSS satellite temperature record have you? SkS is a propaganda site run by a comic strip artist (John Cook)

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Re: To the first AC:

"we know that warming is almost certain to accelerate"

Erm no we don't and if the last 17 and a half years of no global warming (RSS) is anything to go by then acceleration is not the word you are after.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Re: London's a pain in the arse to get to...

I used to live around the corner from there - never a decent pub that side of the river at the time..... Sorcerer or the Copperfield used to be my usual haunts.

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Vertical take-off and laughing: Space Harrier

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Given the anniversary last week...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31600K9A154

The Amstrad CPC 464 version......

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Re: Mode 7 Starwing?

Mode 7 was the videotex compatible text mode implemented using the SAA5050 chip.......

My mistake - wrong nostalgia thread.

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