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SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

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England had already lost. Some talented individuals with no sense of teamwork, inflated egos and salaries to match. They were pathetic. The German team played the opposite way (except they also had talent).

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Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

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"It doesn't have to make anyone from the Devices units redundant. They're not Nokia's problem any more."

Wonderful really. Duck the blame and pass the can to Microsoft...

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"It doesn't have to make anyone from the Devices units redundant. They're not Nokia's problem any more."

I know - wonderful isn't it - blame Microsoft and watch the redundancies.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Re: anti-sex morality groups

"in the past such as the Shakers, but these tend to be a little self-limiting and have a noticeably short shelf-life."

but great furniture

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Alliteration

" after pressure from a wide-ranging coalition of prudes, parents and pastors."

not a dying art then...

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Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

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Oh deer deer deer deer

"The Shoreditch-based"

And in one leap they had demonstrated noone should take them seriously.... But hey, lots of hits.

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

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IET and others have it right. Hasty legislation, improperly scrutinised, and even then scrutiny by the ignorant.

Oh, and Yvette - sod orf and get a proper education. Your husband might wish to do so too.

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Boffins urge European Commission to reboot electric brain project

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Re: An electronic brain?

But come the revolution CCC [] Wall

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Re: I'd like to see the day

Toryist, Cameroonist?

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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Re: Orion spacecraft

"We only take returns on faulty items"

That's a get out

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Euro banks warned off Bitcoin as Canada regulates it

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Re: I'm not surprised

"Please don't tell me you're one of the ones who paid for their own data due to crap security/backup practises?"

I generate most of my own

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Trick-cyclists defend Facebook emoto-furtling experiment

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Re: Misinformation from an uniformed individual

At least we understand why you wanted to post anonymously......

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Golf bloke to Richard Branson: Get on board the future bus, where there's 'NO WEATHER'

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Re: Perhaps it is just sitting still for a bit...

"Pepys sat under a tree and played an air on his pipe during that little problem with the Armada? He was Secretary to the Admiralty at the time"

Umm which Armada was that - Dutch?

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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Oh dear

Another reason for a multiplicity of healthy methods of getting cash from A to B. Forgetting for the moment the 'error' that caused this, Paypal will naturally be subject to US Laws and/or political pressure. I suspect this is another nail in the coffin of their once dominance.

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You want a medal for writing a script? Sure: here it is!

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Re: Blind eye

Sorry prototypes and a wee bit of feedback

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Re: Blind eye

Yes. The prototype

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BlackBerry's Passport will be the WEIRDEST mobe of 2014

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Re: Interesting.

"Doesn't anyone make clothes with larger pockets for today's gadgets? If not there's an opportunity waiting."

Sony have a patent on that

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DISPLAY DESTRUCTION D'OH! Teardown cracks Surface Pro 3 screen

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Re: Sad Apple

"John Lewis (UK) offer a two year warranty, on all things PC at least, without charging extra for the device. They also have the best customer service support (they'll actually phone you back when they say they will), I've come across."

Quite agree. And they have given us 3 years on our Apple stuff. I would buy from them (even special order) rather than either Apple (OK direct) or some sh*t place such as PC Warehouse.

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One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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Stunning achievement - as were the original vehicles. No doubt someone in Congress will screw them....

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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I would suggest

"Reports suggest that no less than five emergency vehicles and 22 highly unamused firefighters rushed to assist the "really embarrassed" student, although the delivery method is not noted."

They were very amused and will dine out on this.

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Luxembourg patent troll suing world+dog

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Re: A cheaper solution...

"Samuel Clements ("Mark Twain") said to kill all the lawyers, so why not add Patent Trolls to the hit list?"

Our boy Willy got there first

All:

God save your majesty!

Cade:

I thank you, good people—there shall be no money; all shall eat

and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery,

that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.

Dick:

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Cade:

Nay, that I mean to do.

Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71–78

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Elon Musk: Just watch me – I'll put HUMAN BOOTS on Mars by 2026

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Joke

battered

to be fair they will deep fry you afterwards

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Re: What Mister Musk needs...

Unfortunately I don't like oats and prefer cookies to apples (well some time)

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Samsung peddles tyred Smart Bike concept

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I met

Steve (not Seven) about 10 years ago. A very engaging (if loony - in the best possible way) chap. Where's the bicycle icon?

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

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Re: Or....

Yes - in our family giving someone a 'Paddington' is a mark of deep disapproval.

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Missiles-on-rooftops Brit spy Farr: UK gov can slurp your Facebook, Twitter ... What of it?

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It really say's it all

Continuous and comprehensive surveillance is right - because we can do it within notionally closely defined legal framework that enables ambiguity between different jurisdictions (US, UK, GE ect ect ect) but where does the information go and how will be used.

A Disgusted taxpayer and voter (not anon because I know it will no be)

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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Re: Only Vladimir Putin's intransigence...

Probably - and it has worked.... possibly one of the few things Putin has done to improve things

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LEAKED: Redmond not allowed to sell 'Nokia' smartphones after 2015

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Re: @Feature Phones'

I have to disagree - the Nokia 6310i is it...

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

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Re: Yank my chain

@Andy Prough

"They can't drive on the correct side of the road, can't play a proper game of baseball"

On the other hand we didn't take the 'correct side of the road' from Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys AND our tells play the definitive game of baseball, it's just we call it 'Rounders' here

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Beijing to Washington: Ratted-out routers not welcome here

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Re: And that's why an open market requires an open society

Protectionism allowed the US to flourish. If you care to read a little history and not simply be ignorant then you might know about it. I'll give you a little starter (from the Wall Street Journal) http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704696304575538030239055918

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Software 'appointed to board' of venture capital firm

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Re: MATCH FACTOR: 100%

Wot no sunglasses?

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IBM accidentally invents new class of polymers

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Re: Terry Pratchett gets the patent though...

It did with 'Good Omens'

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn MEGA-BORG

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JL

"John Lewis got my business instead..."

In my experience (white goods as well as the occasional bit of tech), John Lewis are good, the staff appear to know something about what they are selling - AND - admit it when they don't or have to go and ask. Prices reasonable, warranties good, generally a decent company with whom I am happy to do business.

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Thanks for nothing, Apple, say forensic security chaps

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Re: Alternate article title (@Richard Taylor 2)

Because if you have a user id, and a password you can wipe your own device.... simples. Please read my post properly. I did not claim it was a generic 'snark apple' thing. Idiot.

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Re: Alternate article title

"Hypothetical question - is there an app that will perform a factory reset automatically if you don't tell it not to every 8 hours?"

You can do it with a simple javascript.

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10 PRINT "Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC" : GOTO 10

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Re: C

"Real Programmers program in Assembly." no Fortran and they never use Pascal - pbm.com/~lindahl/real.programmers.html

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New .london domains touted tomorrow amid usual tech hypegasm

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Re: Bah humbug.

shurely .w*nk ?????

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Look behind you, 'declining' sub-$5bn iPod. The iWatch has come... to EAT YOU

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Re: Watch for music - headphones?

He had to buy her a new mouse? Always put my daughters (whose snake it is) on to defrost..... Any way, clean the microwave and flog it off (or even find some new stickers and give it back to his mum :-)

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Danes debut Bluetooth-connected 'made for iPhone' hearing aids

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There is a market

for an almost invisible headphone - mono or otherwise

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IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels

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you missed

pictures of all the Spitfire components that appeared to be lying around the house when IBM bought it

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Report mash-up: Apple to sell 65 million $269 iWatches in first year

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Re: Not for me.

I just need to remember mine - holds a 'auto wind' for 48 hours or so

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Melting permafrost switches to nasty, high-gear methane release

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Re: The fat lady has sung

Please go back to your basic science books and work out what the difference between an hypothesis and a theory is. Then re-read. Then explain notions of probability and 'fact'. Then rethink your post.

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Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data

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Re: Misleading headline

Sorry - had to read that a second time, very good (as news of yet more people are released from long jail sentences - this time in the US, because the prosecution couldn't remember what evidence they had)

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Re: As far as i can tell...

Nope - it's 'Don't Ask, Won't Tell"

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The IT Crowd tops BAFTA nominations with four nods

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I have to say

As a series brilliant, totally brilliant. The last episode hmmmmmm

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Where the HELL is my ROBOT BUTLER?

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Re: "Telepresence robots." Hmm.

I have to say that I have gone through butlers at a hell of a rate - just can't trust them to keep their hands of the little woman

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'Bank couriers' who stole money from OAP cancer sufferer jailed

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Very good - better than me

But I did manage 13 minutes with OSX - the point at the end of this when you start to describe the screen and menus to the caller is worth it....

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Crumbs

Strawman arguments - who funded the 'study;?

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Sun-seeking NASA boffins steer FLEETS of satellites... BY HAND

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Re: Reminds me of ...

Even April 2 - 1

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David Cameron defends BT's taxpayer-funded broadband 'monopoly': It's a 'success story'

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seed comms

We have always found that attaching two DVDs to the feet of our birds (symmetry gives stability) a great boon. SSDs next, it's all a matter of delivery success - damn hawks....

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