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Facebook IPOcalypse cases: One lawsuit to end them All

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selected the initial price.

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LASER STRIKES against US planes on the rise

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Re: Bah humbug - simulated picture

Bull! Looks awfully realistic based on my experience.

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In China, amazingly CHEAP!

I bought a bunch of 100mW Green laser modules at USD$10.05 each to make me a private 'ighthouse' so I could find my way home - the low tech way using my eyes.

These units are good for at least five kilometres at ground levels.

A friend who on approach, as a passenger, flying our local airport said he could make out our house with ease - even though they were not pointed at the aircraft. He also said he knows when I am fishing!

Ever taken a blue laser from a CD burner? These, when repackaged, can pop balloons at up to 15-20 feet!

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Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD

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There should be legal protection ...

for stupid people.

And the ecology - the glued together, unrepairable iCrap.

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Why not put the last nail in the box and leave the worms alone?

You are 'celebrating' Jobs the plagiariser.

He stole / copied:

The 'Apple' logo; the name 'Apple'; the Xerox UI, the mouse; etc., etc.

Wire is just following those who celebrate Jesse James, Doc Watson, even Charles Manson.

John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, said it best forty years ago: This Jobs is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late Jobs. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-Jobs

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Feds charge US firm with smuggling illegal military tech to Russia

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US Security Theatre - a Joke!

The US security theatre is nuts.

A Russian software author can, and has, designed software for US companies and, when this software is installed or sold as packages the software can't be sold back to him!

You must remember the FBI is one of the leading entrapment artists in the US.

Mind you, using clear text messaging is kind of dumb given the numerous encryption packages available.

Remember, a charge is not a conviction, just another round in the US "Let's Make a Deal" legal game.

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

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"4K set’s higher pixel density makes it harder for the eye to detect individual pixels"

Either system will highlight a damaged pixel, be it dead or one colour lost - especially for the myopic (short-sighted) viewer.

A dead pixel is preferable to a missing colour version as the latter advertise their presence by being standouts with differing colours.

I use a wide screen on my PCB layout system and I have one pixel dead and damn annoying it is, too! Finally, I gave it to my daughter and I bought myself a new unit!

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Sony suspends slate sales

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Some people think waterproofing is an unnecessary luxury

I have always, wherever possible, bought 'ruggedised' or 'waterproof' versions of portable electronics for in monsoon storms, which I regularly experience, even things in your pockets get soaked, as in dripping wet.

Whenever I see Vietnamese school children calmly walking through shower-like storms, blithely ignoring the rain and wearing nothing but their light school uniforms, I always think they must have fish-like qualities.

Regular losses

Every storm sees people with iThingies and other smartphones who forgot their 'baggies' lose motherboards to rain. They don't even think to switch them off! Of course Apple aficionados are well and truly screwed as their batteries cannot be removed! Another sale for Apple.

One way to recover from a soaking

A wet cell phone, IF promptly switched off, AND THE BATTERY REMOVED can be recovered. With luck.

After shaking all the surplus water from the cell, you wrap the unit in kitchen wipe type paper then place it in a sealed glass jar such as a used instant coffee jar, and left for 24-hours.

Then remove the device, discard the paper. Either dry the rice on a flat plate on a low setting in a microwave oven or use fresh, dry rice.

After thoroughly dried repeat the 24-hour drying cycle AND ONLY THEN try powering the cell up. I have recovered several this way.

I also use silicon grease (from professional electronic suppliers - used in two-way radio antenna work) around ALL opening in a smartphone case. Even around rotating controls.- always preferable to get a little grease on your hands than lose a handset.

Laptops and Netbooks

Thank goodness for turkey sized plastic bags (or small garbage bags) as they are your protection for larger portable devices. Often double-bagging is needed to really get protection.

The HSBC SecureKey is allegedly waterproof - news,it isn't unless thoroughly dried off before using.

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UK.gov to spunk £2m a year policing global cyber-security

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Open Sesame for GCHQ?

Why would anyone trust a UK government agency? This sounds like another backdoor marked GCHQ.

Funny how Cameron has all this money for foreign ventures yet he screams cut, cut, cut at home.

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Apple files 'Shake to Print' iOS patent application

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Imagine all those joggers with iThingies strapped to ...

their arms! What a scream, random prints all along their route.

My new Brother printer latches on to anything WiFi or Bluetooth (as well as Ethernet and USB) so I'll have to protect it from passing iThingies.

I saw an Apple owner shaking his thing, after he had dropped it, to see if there as anything loose inside. Whoops, there goes another print command!.

Just how dumb can these patent apps get?

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New questions raised over Kim Dotcom snooping

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New Zealand needs to check cell systems software

The US NSA claims to be able to tap into any cell system.

The Greek system was compromised a few years back and tracked down to be 'patched' OS software.

There were also three suspicious antennae in the grounds of the US embassy in Athens which could be monitored from a nearby hillside at the time.

At least you can sill whisper to each other, most effective spread-eagled on the ground outside, in the open, directly facing the other party, which renders all forms of monitoring near impossible. Or use Phil Zimmerman's products.

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Global action takes down tech support scam

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Bunch of civil servants with long arms ...

patting themselves on the back.

The Canadian CRTC (Canadian Radio and Television Commission) are totally ineffective and likely only reacted when someone handed the goods to them on a plate.

At least the American government bites ... hard.

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Amway daddy to flog wireless charging pioneer

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There has to be another "standard"

Apple likes it's very own monopolistic standards, can't have any To, Dick or Sammy having charger that threatens to diminish the Apple market.

You can imagine all manner of Apple 'improvements" that effectively make it impossible to use any charger other than theirs. They did it with USB charging and they had only four contacts to exploit.

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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to patent battle v Apple

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I guess Samsung isn't interested in ...

laying claim to the Crappy Map App.

That's Tom Cook's very own baby. And micron-thick anodising on soft aluminium (aluminum, for Americans), because they were too cheap to specify hard aluminium (aluminum), mauve tinted pictures and chipping glass.

Then there's the claim over Passbook, another piece of Apple copyware.

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Better pay your taxes: The world's NOT going to end this year

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I support Romney, so I don't have to pay taxes

I have decided to join Rooney's 47% non-tac paying fraternity, whether he likes it or not. Then I can claim my free telephone.

I'm not alone, over 2000 households earning USD$1,000,000 plus last year in the US also collected unemployment benefits.

Good place America, regardless of what the Mayans say.

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EU, US edge closer to mega-transatlantic patent system

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So that's part of the solution, now what about ...

Asia? China, and other countries, have patents, does this mean they are left out swinging on the end of a rope?

Australia has some very interesting patents, New Zealand a few less.

Now what?

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Hackers break onto White House military network

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So muh for the Pentagon's very expensive Cyberwarfare department

This Pentagon budget-gobbling outfit was set up to protect the US most secret networks.

Let's hope Congress will have some hearings on what they have done with all that money they were given.

P.S. I love the terminology: "exfiltration" not one of my dictionaries has it.

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Microsoft releases JavaScript alternative

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What a laugh if ...

Google developed a new Android OS using MS sponsored software?

At least MS didn't steal it like they did XML/Word from that Canadian company.

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Pirate Bay site sinks, Swedish police raid its ISP

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Luckily, I did my ...

Bittorrent search on the night before, and all selected files seem to be OK.

We'll be waiting for your return PB. And to Biden and his Hollywood sponsors, up yours!

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Apple slapped with patent lawsuit over iOS 6 Passbook app

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Ameranth is Plain Wrong; Apple has ...

every right to copy everyone else's original work. It is their rason d'etre and started with the corporate name and logo. A corporate policy.

They also copied the material used in their travel menu patent but none of the Res systems, or airlines, from whom it was copies, objected.

Only Apple is allowed to sue for triple damages ... it says so.

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Facebook digs in over Jill Meagher page

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Another damn Nanny State

The British disease seems to be spreading, the government protects you from cradle to grave.

What next?

Censorship of any kind, for any reason, is bad.

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Japan enacts two-year jail terms for illegal downloading

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Not a problem ...

I never download Japanese stuff, not even the porn and I never visit Japan - I like my fish cooked and I object to them killing whales.

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

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British judges as narrow minded and stupid as Ameican judges

They jail a guy for jokingly saying they should blow up some crap airport operation (why not Heathrow?).

Then another judge locks this poor sucker up for 19-months.

Likely the girls know enough about sex to make D.H. :Lawrence (Lady Chatterly's Lover) blush. Obviouslt the judge doesn't have a teenaged daughter.

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Pair face £250k fines for spamming mobes with millions of texts

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What I want ...

is the ability to bock spam SMS text from cell carriers.

They ALWAYS wake me up early on Sundays.

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The Register iPhone and Android apps: Maintenance update

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The current apps are no longer working. No problem!

Not that any Apple user would notice, they can't even figure out where the hell they are.

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Google axes YouTube attack vid after Brazilian fuzz uncuff chief

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Just like Britain and Canada. NOT NEW ZEALAND though, they.ve got guts.

They also extend their laws outside their countries.

And Britain even helps the US by allowing rendition flights here and loading Brits on to planes for the US.

New Zealand, now there's an example of independence.

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US said to designate Assange 'enemy' of the state

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The US military has allegedly classified Julian Assange as an "enemy" and the World ...

classifies the US as the largest terrorist organisation in the world.

Given their accuracy with drones, Assange should be safe, but I wouldn't want to be in his vicinity given the Americans penchant for killing innocent people.

Still, Bin Laden still holds the record for the largest US expenditure to kill one man! Remember Tora Bora?

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Adobe scrambles to revoke stolen cert

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Hopefully, this will put paid to ...

the daily bloody updates they send us.

A real pain.

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World's power-grid cyber breach traced to notorious Chinese crew

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So much for the vaunted US Cybersecurity!

Once again, the US is vulnerable because it assumed it was more secure than reality.

Same in Pearl Harbour and 2002 - bullshit baffles brains (and politicians). Send in the drones.

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Zombies are attacking America – researchers

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Senator Joe Lieberman, the one guy ...

who is an expert on nothing utters more verbal garbage than any other US politician.

Roll on January, he's gone then.

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Mosley thrash'n'tickle vid case against Google opens in Hamburg

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Mosley's kind of stupid for a lawyer

If he had simply shut his mouth the whole thing would have blown away.

If you think Max is bad, go and check out his father's Wikipedia sheet. Talk about keeping his philandering in the family ... Oswald, the notorious Fascist, during one marriage he had an extended affair with his wife's younger sister Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, AND with their stepmother, Grace Curzon.

Unfortunately video cameras hadn't been invented then.

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JK Rowling's adult novel arrives on ebook full of FAIL

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£11.99 you say? Not ...

in Bittorrent versions.

Save trees, don't buy the paper version, it's such a waste when you thorw this formuleic book were it belongs ... in the garbage can.

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Draft UK libel law forces websites to axe mudslinging comments

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Politicians protecting crooked politicians and Fascist's sons

Politicians and a guy called Max seem to be the thinnest skinned types around, so obviously this clap-trap is to corneal the evil doings of elected officials and sons of Fascists who like their females in fives.

There should be a provision that excludes any public official, or any person, paid from the public purse from being protected by this legislation.

It should not be used to conceal things that have occurred, as was the case involving the five females with a male dressed in a Nazi uniform. If someone in the public arena wishes to perform certain unusual tricks they should be expected to face any exposure.

Of course, like all attempts at censorship, the UK courts jurisdiction runs out after a few miles at sea and then anything goes. Naturally the House of Commons would remain a potential source of hot gossip.

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New Zealand Prime Minister apologizes for Dotcom spying

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Not too many as politically brave and honest as NZ's John Key

It would be nigh on impossible to imagine either Cameron or Obama apologising ... for anything.

Obviously the NZ police got carried away when some rock-head FBI type dreamt up this major screw up of several levels of law enforcement.

If this had happened in the USA the FBI would have no doubt had some paid snitch lying about Dotcom having done some reprehensible 'crime'. just as they framed the former US/ UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter. Obama, or at least V-P Biden, bought by Hollywood.

At least people can accept that the NZ government has scruples and stands as a beacon of hope.

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Portugal’s prosecutor punts P2P case

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I guess Portugal's movie industry can't be that big

In most countries where movie making and records are big business, the industry groups have bought off the politicians (lobbying is a 'nice' word for bribery) and the politicians have dutifully 'honoured' their commitments.

Nice to know some countries haven't sunk as low as America, Britain or Canada.

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Virgin ramps 4G to a whopping 90Mbps - and switches it off

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Virgin did this for public consumption

In my many years in communications I have been involved in telecoms switch-overs from Central Office (telephone 'exchanges'), to civilian toll networks and the military Autovon system and never was one done during so potential users could 'see' it.

Obviously Virgin did it for the publicity, which was both effective and cheap.

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Mighty quake shook ENTIRE PLANET, broke tectonic plate

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Would cure a lot of the world's problems

California is huge, especially when compared to Delaware or Rhode Island, a 4-way split would make the whole mess far more manageable.

Or, if on the Indian/Pakistan border, it could split Kashmir apart from it's warring neighbours.

One problem, everyone, especially children, will have to learn new names for any additional continents formed.

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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Evening deliveries ... most people are in then.

Day deliveries are bound to disadvantage the two-people working families.

The P.O. could either have evening deliveries; or have a truck parked in a market square for pick-up..

In VietNam, if you include the addressees cell number behind their name, they will send them an SMS!

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Fuming fanbois flood 'flimsy iPhone 5 Wi-Fi' forum

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Apple is the one who claims it's perfect, that the sun rises and sets in it's nether end ...

And having created the expectation, they get to take the heat.

And Tim Cook can't walk on water, either.

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Steve Jobs backs Amazon from beyond grave in Apple trademark row

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Confused?

Not me, Everyone knows that Apple is a monopoly, unlike Amazon and Android/Google, and doesn't let lemmings, or sheep, roam wild..

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McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob

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McBarf's allegedly only uses the finest ingredients

Really?

Take a read of government hamburger meat specifications which permits amounts of faeces, hair, bone-chips, etc.

And they throw in veins, ears, lips, etc. - all beef, you know.

And good quality chocolate is supposed to have around 6% of bug parts in it.

Mmm, finger licking good?

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Now LG Display smacks Samsung with patent lawsuit over OLED

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The American game of stupidity spreads

Time for WIPO to step in and stop this nonsense.

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CPS grovels after leaking IDs of hundreds arrested during student riots

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Let's see how much the Information Commissioner’s Office ...

fines this bunch of turkeys.

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Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

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If, they added ...

external SD capability it might be interesting.

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Euro watchdog to charge Microsoft on web browser choice boob

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Surprised?

Microsoft was never thought to be a moral, straight company.

Even the name "Internet Explorer" was pinched.

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Samsung slaps swift patch over phone-wiping Galaxy S III vuln

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Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ...

How many companies respond that quickly with a patch? Well done, Samsung!

The other alternative is the Ostrich technique where a company denies it has a problem, such as with Antennagate. Less effective, but cheaper.

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Google in new Maps patent row - but not with Apple

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I am going to copyright my ....

MAC addresses and sue everyone who uses them under the US DCMA. Getting all my “DMCA takedown notices” ready.

Perhaps DECCA will dig out it's patents with respect to Decca Navigator technology, as well as HiFix, for it was big in circular radiation patterns, phases, etc.. They also were encoded with ID. That would shut Skyhook up.

Decca rises from the dead!

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Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

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Another Apple glue job

You have to wonder whether this is to stop people peeping inside as a glued carbon-fibre case might even prove a challenge to iFixit.

Nuts.

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Russia blocks Monsanto corn in GM study fallout

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Russia not the only one ...

as several countries in SE Asia have questioned the efficacy of RoundUp, including it's use on rice, which is very popular with humans and rats.

In fact, rats like it so much that they are caught and barbecued in the MeKong Delta, after the crop is collected, as they are so fat.

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UK air traffic controller lands 6,000-seater VDI on flashy Violin arrays

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"chosen a cloud approach to get itself a strategic platform for service optimisation"

Let's hope it is more reliable than iCloud.

There's enough flight delays already.

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