* Posts by MarkB

17 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Psst.. Wanna Android all-in-one PC? We have the chip tech, says Intel

MarkB
Meh

Pricing?

"such systems will ship for between $300 and $400 (£189-£253) "

Surely you mean "such systems will ship for between $300 and $400 (£300-£400) "...

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Google buys parcel storage service for Christmas

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Crucial question

Who has the patent?

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Windows 8: An awful lot of change for a single release

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Digital Research?

I thought Mr Cutler came from Digital Equipment Corporation, where he'd been developing DEC's VMS operating system...

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Adele's Skyfall poised to fall from sky

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Terminator

Just tell me...

that she's not letting her robot pianist play on it...

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'Unnamed' HP biz unit developing mystery object storage

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Boffin

> "For particularly sensitive data, you may choose to encrypt data prior to storing as well"

"We know ROT-13 isn't very secure, so we apply it twice".

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Next-generation materials for post-Christmas repairs: Reg investigates

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Holmes

Re: The fumes are/were also used...

Watch enough episodes of CSI and you'll know about superglue for fingerprints...

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Attention swingbellies: Pizza sauce is a healthy vegetable

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Boffin

as any fule kno that the tomato is a fruit

But everybody hated it when I put some in my fruit salad....

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Shock movie upset - Daniel Craig still James Bond 007

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@AbortRetryFail

"the only connection that "Quantum of Solace" had to anything Fleming wrote was the name of a short story"

That surely supports rather than refutes cloudgazer's position..

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New Yorkers battle giant blindness-causing plants

MarkB
Unhappy

Double Darnit

Beaten to the Genesis reference and to complaining about being beaten to it...

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FARTING DEATH CAMELS MUST DIE to save the world!

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Black Helicopters

Other opportunities to profit?

The new green safari tour, charging mugs^Wcustomers $$$ to come to OZ to shoot camels.

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PARIS team to tackle the ultimate post-pint snack

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Badgers

Low(er)-fat alternative

We bash our chicken breast, pork tenderloin or deboned pork chop flat with a rolling pin, coat with egg and panko crumbs, then bake them. Serve with griddled courgettes or baked sweet potato chips - Yum!

(Badgers, because that would probably be delicious too)

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Welshman attempts to board train with pony

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Happy

Am I first with a Commitments reference?

Young kid holding a horse at a block of high rise flats in Ballymun. Jimmy Rabitte is standing beside him.

Jimmy says "You aren't taking that in the lift, are you?"

"I have to," the boy replies. "The stairs would kill him."

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Sony Pictures opens wallet for Bond 23

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Whoopie Doo!

As far as I'm concerned the franchise has hit the buffers.

Both the Daniel Craig films were pretty dire - I got very bored with the card game in Casino Royale, and I couldn't find any point in Quantum of Solace. Craig is poorly cast as Bond to my mind, as he seems only capable of playing a thug - Bond needs to look smooth and sophisticated in a dinner suite at a swanky hotel or a casino, Craig just looks like a thug in a suit.

Complete waste of celluloid^Wdisk space.

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Christian group declares jct 9 on M25 cursed

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Happy

People were supportive...

"People were waving and shouting and beeping their horns, the whole atmosphere was great."

Omid Djalili (Holding up a queue of traffic): "Honk if you want cheaper car insurance"...

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Renault DeZir: 'leccy sex machine

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Boffin

Duty cycle

So I can drive for around 2 hours (@ 50mph) and then charge for 8 hours?

Sign me up!

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Singapore nightclub offers booze for boobs

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Entendres

Man walks into a bar and asks for an entendre.

The barmaid asks "double or single". The man says "double".

The barmaid says "Right, yours is a large one".

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Thieves help selves to PCs from Office for Digital Inclusion

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Insured?

I very much doubt it. AIUI nothing governmental is insured. The cost of insuring everything compared to the cost of replacing what is lost/broken/stolen is such that insurance doesn't add up.

I'm prepared to be proved wrong, of course.

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