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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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what about getting hit by a freak wave...

...the kind that can sink aircraft carriers and the wrold's largest tankers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_wave

"Any radioactive gases released could also be “vented” underwater to further reduce risk"

yeah... who cares if everything at the bottom of the food change gets nuked... it's not like things get passed up the food chain is it, or that food chains can collapse if the bottom tiers are taken out... oh wait...

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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

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After the yanks reaction to the ukraine...

... I can't see russia aggreeing to extradite him if he refuses!

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Google-funded boffins figure out age-busting facial prediction system

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It even managed...

...to predict what hair cut they would have... that is pretty impressive

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Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?

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A home for life...

...for you and the nsa

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Dark SITH LORD 'Darth Vader' joins battle to rule, er, Ukraine

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Maybe members of the welsh church of the jedi should...

...go on a crusade to the ukraine...

Mind you, after the last time the sith lord was spotted in wales, the jedis got their arses kicked!

The jedis were quoted as sayin: "Ow! That really hurt" and "That was really quite painful"

I don't think they have the bottle to take him on again

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/7360871.stm

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Yahoo! keen! to! slurp! news! video! distie! site!

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The only "service" that yahoo has...

... that I use is mail.

I never will use anything else. There is no reason to use anything yahoo offers as a service - except the email ;)

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Zuck: Web drones, not balloons (cough, cough Google) are way forward

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Re: FB & Google...

exactly

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FB & Google...

... should try living in the real world... the people without internet today either don't wont it or they have too many other serious issues in their life to be able to use it...

when you live in a country where your children can die from a case of the shits, what you really worry about is accessing facebook to view photos of cats.

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GNOME 3.12: Pixel perfect ... but homeless

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Re: Nope

lmao ;) danke

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Re: Nope

I think people (grannies included - even those mythical ones who use linux without any problems and can rebuild the kernel in their sleep) have been using such implemented features like creating a schortcut on other OSs for decades... just sayin' ;)

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Re: Could you post of screen shot of...

Why? You planning on installing gnome 3.12 on a machine form 1990?

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Re: ..a multimillionaire already ..... can afford to walk away

He is probably just as greedy as everyone else...

if not, let him put his money where his mouth is. and give all future rights and profits to someone else... maybe a homeless person... and let the rights go to another homeless person every 6 months...

I can't see him putting his money where his mouth is with this idea... what's the word for this... I know it, it's on the tip of my tounge...

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Re: Refreshing!

... yeah and his a multimillionaire already from mincraft and can afford to walk away ;)

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Tor Project claims 'fake' Tor Browser sat in iOS App Store for months

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Re: To all the paranoid sheeple.

So that if they do get detected they can go to websites and post comments like

"To all the paranoid sheeple.

Try and think for a second - if it was an NSA job, why would they add in the spam and increase the risk of detection? Seriously, put down the koolaid and try thinking for yourselves for once."

To put people of the scent... ever heard of the double bluff??

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Probably paid

by the nsa to leave it up

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Google wearables: A solution looking for a rich nerd

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Great...

...if you live in eric schmidt's neck of the woods... but if you live on some council estates here in the uk you may as well just walk around with a sign saying "mug me"

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Facebook security chief: We're not encrypting everything between our data centers just yet

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"We're not encrypting everything between our data centers just yet"

...yeah... have to work out first how to still let the nsa tap into everything first

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Re: 3 per cent?

Could buy someone a hell of a lot of tat from pound shops... they are springup all over the place... ;)

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Lets hope...

.... the kind of people who need this are the kind of people who read the register... or they probably won't even know about AmIRunningXP.com

To be frank, if you need to go to this site to see if you are running xp... you're probably not the kind of person to care if support is coming to an end.

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Renault unveils mini-SUV equipped with a QUADCOPTER DRONE

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"Should leave some interesting skin patterns after a long drive"

"...and the interior is made up of strips of material to allow for easy airflow"

But at least they thought about seat air flow... also important on a long drive.

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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That was an epic fight????

Bugger all happened... it'S not exactly empire strikes back style spaceshit fighting. The ships aren't moving or doing anything. the losers who spend the waking lives playing in this game should try living in the real world...

... it's obvious what kind of person plays this - 40 year old virgins living in their mum's basement, they even built a ship that looks like a giant penis (top left . first minute)

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New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

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I thought the doctor came from galifrey...

... not brighton

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Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

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"had to look good"

He seems to have forgotten this requirement

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Brit boffin tests LETTUCE as wire for future computers

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packs of slime...?

...sounds like voyager

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

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Re: I don't (knowingly) use OpenBSD myself but I'm definitely sending them a few quid.

The more mark downs, the more right your comment is

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No...

... this is what happens if your replies to people in forums are "RTFM....", or I can't duplicate this on my home dev server with 64GB of ram - "changing status to won't fix"

they use OSs that actually offer friendly help.

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Re: I don't (knowingly) use OpenBSD myself but I'm definitely sending them a few quid.

Yeah, a few quid helps when you need 20000

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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amazon.com

Maybe brought on by yanks poor diet? Haven't heard of this in europe or germany... and loooking at the amount of bears I can see why these people were watching the sport and not playing.

Amazing that the bag is full to bursting with sweets... here in germany half the bag woud be air, which manufacturers claim is caused by "settling"... yanks don't seem to think they need to pack sweets in a "protective environment", why do we... that is the more important question here!

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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Re: What bollocks

This is bad... the police won't know it is on until they stop someone, and then they will just turn it off. Police will get charged and just worn't stop anyone...

And what will happen when she runs some kid over because she is too busy twittering with her eyeballs? 3 months driviong ban and 200 hours commuity service - suspended - probably

This is stupid ruling, should be no different then letting someone drive while using their smartphone.

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Yahoo! chief operating officer de Castro exits web biz after just one year

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What do rats do?

When a ship is sinking?

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Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

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Re: I'm surprised that in 2014...

That's a filter so that you don't notice the CGi used to make it. ;)

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

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A better recruitment tool to buy

when you have 1.3 billion to blow, would be to buy a new naval war ship. Sail it around the uk with lots women in just their bras and combat trousers and station the recruitment centers on board ship.

I'm sure that would be a lot more cost effective and drive recruitment up, and when the campaign is over, the boat can passed on to the navy.

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1.3 billion?????

For an online recruitment system?

Which IT company saw them coming?

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Think your brilliant app idea will earn some big bucks? HAH. You fool

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class comment

made me laugh

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1,250

Quite a lot considering most apps seem to be created by 1-man companies.

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Google stabs Wikipedia in the front

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Re: "the constant lowering of standards of content on Wikipedia"

Yeah, it's set by whatever 12 yr old editor happens to see the edits that you have made and decides to revert them as vandalism because they think that they know more about evolutionary biology or quantum theory than you do.

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"Is Google accidentally killing Wikipedia?"

"accidentally" being the keyword

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Meta search engines may infringe database rights: EU Court of Justice

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Amen

I'm fed up going to sites that are just links to othersites padded out with adverts.

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ANYONE on Google+ can now email you, with or without your Gmail addy

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Everyone should just...

... cc eric schmidt on every mail

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Silk Road suspect Ross Ulbricht 'teaching yoga' while awaiting trial

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Hoping to get friends...

... so it isn't always him bending for the soap... or using someone else's "toothbrush"

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Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT

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Re: 'thought leadership'?

My boss is trying to become a "thought leader" in "enterprise feedback management (EFM)"... basically you become a thought leader by blogging and commenting on subjects and having other people blog about your blogging and comments, like your facebook posts, and retweet your twits - eventually you get invited to give speeches at conferences because you are now recognised as a "thought leader" on the subject the conference is about, as you have produced so much web 2.0ish crap and social guff.

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I thought an ology gave you a job for life? BT claimed it did

You got a c in sociology? You get an ology, you have a job for life - except futureology it seems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfKEzX9QLE

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Sensation: Chinese Jade Rabbit FOUND ON MOON

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An easy way to get funding back fro nasa...

...hack the jade rabbit and run down the american flag.

The US will have no problem funding moon landings to raise it again.

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Re: Most

Most assemebled in america computers are assembled from parts created in china... what's your point?

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Massive! Yahoo! Mail! outage! going! on! FOURTH! straight! day!

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Maybe the delay...

...was caused by NSA servers taking too long to log and scan messages being sent.

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Justin Bieber BEGGED for a $200k RIM JOB – and got REJECTED

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Chavtastic

A chance for 3 companies to team up: an advert featuring bieberry in burberry with a blackberry.

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RIM probably thought their sales chances we already low enough without the need to drive them even lower!

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Crappy round DVD menu icons

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Crappy round DVD menu icons

Hello,

has anyone else noticed that dvds seem to all have the same crappy round menu icons now instead of looking like they belong on the menu.

Why is this? This never used by like this, I hav only noticed in the last year. BTW the dvd's I buy are from germany, case this matters

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Re: Dear Article Author

I guess he comes from either the US or the UK

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The only way is Office: UK Parliament to migrate to Microsoft cloud

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Doesn't anyone in the government...

...read the guardian?

They may as just pay the nsa to host everything and save everythin on the nsa's servers

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