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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Yippee....

...in a world of rising food prices, what we need is more agricultural land turned over to Biofuels.

Hint: If you are unaware, this is one of the major reasons crop prices are so high and as corn is also a major live stock food, why meat prices are also high.

http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/food-price-fears-push-eu-lawmake-news-530400

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China to become world's No 1 economy. And we still can't see why

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A good balanced article...

...here is the reason they are doing better.

Investement in the long term.

They have been pouring money into education (go to any UK Russell Uni group and see how many PhD students are Chinese, and have been for many years), into research and into acquisitions. It put nearly every country to shame.

As for the pathetic US proganda of Ooohh it's funded by the Chinese army, so who cares, NASA, Lockhead Martin, Boeing, all bank rolled by the US military, but I don't see anyone bitching about that.

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Waterfront flats plan for IBM's UK HQ as housing market goes bananas

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Re: Whats missing

And you think that stops the gullible?

Some people are so blinkered by new builds and a scared of a bit of hard work, they overlook the older ones, with bigger gardens, better areas and a lot better built.

I know this for a fact as where I live houses back onto the M42 and near where I used to live several years ago they are virtually under the M5.

Yes the old area is a crap hole:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.485972,-2.023418,3a,75y,7.53h,83.46t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s33Wr7QwKiEqe93no6AvUrw!2e0

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Re: The application suggests nobody wants office space on the scale IBM will vacate

Don't forget Standard Life's and RBS's lovely offices as well.

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Quick!

Because, being the grumpy cynic that I am, they wanted to get there "Advertise x number of items for free" campaign under way before driving traffic to their site for their password reset.

Good old bury the bad news with the "good"

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Cloudy plague will KILL storage vendors, say Gartner mages

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I agree....

... it will be nothing like the current situation in 5 years time, but neither is it like it was 5 years ago either. That's the thing with technology it keeps changing.

Still I'm glad these people have solved the minor issue of moving 10's of gigs of data up and down from the cloud each day.

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Boffin fights fire with EXPLOSIVES instead of water

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Re: Hang on...

You mean this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjM12xDlSX0

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California gives green light to test self-driving cars on public roads

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Re: Tech is the easy part

"Yeah man, fuck insurance. When was........"

Anger management courses are freely available. I suggest you take one little child.

Can we have a "you need a hug icon?"

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Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait

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Re: Harden your browser

"Install Chrome......"

Install SRWare Iron.

There, fixed.

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To be fair...

..it's obsolete and if your stuck with it, your either on XP, so we all know that's unsupported or server 2003, in which case, WTF are you doing surfing dodgy websites?

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Rubber-glove time: Italy to probe TripAdvisor over 'fake reviews'

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Simpe advice.

Ignore the lowest and the highest and you may get a better idea.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: And you thought...

Erm yes it is more secure.

This hack is just a (huge) Tad more difficult than copying a mag stripe and a bit of a scribble.

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Rival BT sics ad watchdog on EE: ASA growls at 'most reliable broadband' claim

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WTF?

you can get a static IP with BT.

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Web firms, DON'T PANIC: The Euro Google 'right to be forgotten' isn't a problem

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Re: Just needs one test case

So if BBC news says your a paedophile on the web, publishes your photo and address, then it's just hearsay and is inadmissible.?

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Gee thanks, Ofcom! BT 'pleased' to hang onto pricing 'freedom' for Openreach fibre product

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"I only want broadband"

Feel free and get one, they are out there. Costs are the pretty much the same though so you may as well have the voice as a back up.

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Yahoo! Saves! Trolls! From! Session! Jacking! Holes!

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This is about as newsworthy

as what you find on Yahoo.

XSS flaws are standard programming protocol for Yahoo.

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Silverlight finally becomes popular ... with crims

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Re: XP

It most likely will be unpatched. End of life tends to mean that.

99% of people can uninstall.

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Builder could lose golden ticket to Google's King Cross chocolate factory

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Re: Happy to have EMEA

EMEA is a standard term, along with BRICS which makes that one look puny.

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Real, hovering SPEEDER BIKE can be YOURS for cheaper than a house

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Hmm 12ft...

...above ground level or terrain level?

Some thing tells me by the time you've flown over 30 odd cars, following their profiles, you may feel a level queasy....and the school kids will love the look on you face as your nose spatters into the top window of a double decker bus.

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Re: I used Chromium rather than Chrome

I use SW Iron, can't say I found any content that doesn't play.

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Re: Any downsides to not supporting DRM?

You'll find that your browser stops displaying shit loads of content.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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WTF?

So the Yanks don't sanitize the water from the reservoir before drinking it? Euuughh.

Just so glad that fish don't shit and poo in it.

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Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

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WTF?

Excellent and your Open Source equivalent is?

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad fondleslablette – your (legal) move, Apple

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At least this My-Pad is better designed than the Amercian One

I mean, just look, talk about a lack of taste. Now pass the sick bucket.

http://miraclehomebuilders.com/mipad-two-story.html

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'My house is on fire m8 lol' ... 911 texting tested in the US

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Re: More importantly

The flip side is you could be waiting 24 hours for it to get the, if at all. Text is a best effort services and is the 1st thing to be dropped under network load.

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Boffins 3D-print biomimetic shark skin

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Re: Cue the Next Controversy

See my post above, they make no difference that can't be gained by an ill fitting one. Most good swimmers (females at least) wear swimsuits that are way to small for them...

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Re: From the archives (2009)

And debunked later on:

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/02/a-swimsuit-like-shark-skin-not-so-fast/

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Yawn...

....here we go again, my games console is better than your games console...nah nah na naaah naaaaahhh.

What time does scholl start, I think some may be late.

Seriously, grow up.

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Charity: Ta for the free Win 8.1, Microsoft – we'll use it to install Win 7

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I love the comment here.

I you provide real world example how people actually LIKE the new interface, you WILL without fail, get down voted, because as often proven, "techies" are so set in their own bloody mindset, everyone else has to listen to them, as they now best.

And that ladies and gentlemen, is why IT gets such a bloody bad name.

FACT:

In our office of "Techies" of about 80 people, network guys, server guys, programmers, telecoms, support. The VAST majority or people actually prefer Win8 once they have go use to it.

And in the youth club where we put in some win 8 machines next to some 7 machines, the Win 8's are far more popular.

So just because YOU don't like change, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't

And roll in the downvote

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Re: Things are hidden :-(

@Bert...My WiFi is set up with MAC address filtering (so the neighbours can't use it to download pirate grumble flics).......etc etc...

The issue isn't Windows, it YOU. If you rely on a MAC filtering, which is SHIT, instead of WPA2, then, trust me, no OS is going to help.

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Whoa! NUDE! SELFIES! for! Marissa! Mayer's! Blink-gobbling! Yahoo!

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So another company...

...that will be completely fucked up by Yahoo.

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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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Cue the usual (mis-informed) post...

...about how they legally have to maximise profits.

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Feature-phones aren't dead, Moto – oldsters still need them

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And a better upside...

..you don't have to have a bloody charger with you at all times....

14 hours talk time

Approx 15 DAYS standby.

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Hunt's paperless future: NHS watches £60m vanish down plughole

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Beep...

...sorry, unexpected old bag in the seating area.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

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Re: This wouldn't have happened...

Pah we know Speecy's are rubbish and that the BBC MicroB is a proper home computer....

(Yes I was a speccy owner, but I have to provide the same load of juvenile bollocks still spouted today, just to keep us on track).

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Google Maps adds all UK public transport timetables

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And whilst ranting.....

...will it magically reduce the 3 -4 hours round trip it takes via public transport down to the 1 hour by car (which would be better if the $%^&*() buses didn't stop every 10m and reduce the price by about 75%?

Yet they still bloody bang on about how great public transport it. Try living NOT in a city.

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Yes....

..but it will it tell us the trains are still on running time despite not having them for 3 days the last heavy snowfall?

Certainly the rail companies were unable to do this. Simply due to the fact they were reaching that last point of the auto update system but getting no further and going back, so to the crappy automated system, they looked like they were all ok, in fact many were running 20 minutes ahead.

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Where are your rich friends? Facebook's Zuck sued for NOT BEING SOCIAL ENOUGH

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According to his lawyer, the sweetener wasn’t in a written contract,

and he told me he'd give me a billion dollars. All my mates heard it as well.

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Boeing shows off 7-4-heaven SPACEPLANE-for-tourists concept

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And it will be in realty...

..the same as every other concept car out there.

They look lovely until you realise you can't actually turn the front wheels due to the tyres catching the arches, so it ends up being the same as every other car out there.

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Google CAN be told to delete sensitive data from its search results, rules top EU court

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Re: Barmy (@Psyx)

If they can't do the time they shouldn't do the crime...

Just remember, Ghandi, King and Mandella were all convicted criminals.

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WWI historical project will catalog eight million life stories

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WW2 request

As a side note, the ThinkTank in Birmingham is building a new Spitfire exhibition and wants objects and stories related to it.

http://www.thinktank.ac/news.asp?itemid=4270&itemTitle=Spitfire+Gallery+Go-ahead+at+Thinktank&section=0001000100020015

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Greenwald alleges NSA tampers with routers to plant backdoors

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WTF?

WTF?

Are they interested in multi-billion pound Tech industries, or Phama's, or Military installations? These use routers and firewalls as well you know?

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Microsoft blinks, extends Windows 8.1 Update deadline for consumers

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Ok I may be going mad..or something changed

But I got my 8.1 from Windows update, so has something changed?

I know this because I nearly choked when I saw the size of the download.

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GM reveals how much you'll pay to turn your car into a rolling 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

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Of course.....

the US could do a much better thing than worrying about gadgets in cars.

Stop producing such utterly crap cars! Seriously, I've driven many US cars and the only half decent ones are the ones designed outside of the US, even then you fear at any time the door may fall off.

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Re: I'd love to see them try this in Australia

I'd love to see this in the UK, where huge chunks of the country struggle to get 2g, let alone 4g.

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LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

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Re: er...

No, the flight plan was submitted correctly, but the automated system didn't have that high a figure in it's system, so it tried to guess it.

No manual error here, it was fully automated.

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Australia to build 35,000-core supercomputer on Xeon-E5-2600 v3

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WTF?

A 10% increase over a few thousand processors it not exactly a small jump.

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

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If your that paranoid about this, don't buy a "smart" TV.

There, not that hard was it.

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Oh aye, a mobe grumble-flick player? No – it's a 'droid ransomware nasty

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And those that lock their phones to only install from Google Play are a bunch of mindless sheep.

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