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'This BITE MARK is a SMOKING GUN': Boffins probe ancient assault

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the notion that the larger dino will win in a fight

Maybe it was ill.

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Drones CAN'T deliver goods ... oh. Air traffic control system backed by NASA, you say?

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Re: UAV's - Yes, UAV Delivery Ships - No thanks

People seem to be stuck with quad copters and home deliveries from Amazon in their heads; the article talks about UAV's in general, so that could be anything, from (yes) quad copters, to air ships and even quite hefty aircraft. Whatever UAV platform people come up with, it is essential to have a traffic control system in place first!

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City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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Re: HUMAN ABBATOIR?

Maybe it was meant to be 'Hunan abattoir'!

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Re: So basically...

Do you mean something like this in Whitby?

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Re: Forget the 'WHEEL'...

provides [...] entertainment

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”

Ernest Hemingway

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Re: Bom bom bomb!

@Trollslayer see icon

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Six charged over StubHub e-ticket heist for Elton John gigs

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Strong passwords using psychology

The password on all my logins is ihaveaverysmallpenis, which I doubt they will try.

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

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Mushroom

Maybe scam baiting should become an officially backed activity to put off these fraudsters for good.

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Google swallows SMARTSPOON manufacturer Lift Labs

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Re: Great idea

"So some sort of [straw] is probably in order?"

Seriously though, inventions like this to, as they say, bring people out of social isolation can only be good.

+1

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: OnePlus One

@MaXsEnDq

Have you tried, er, a small FM radio? How about this one at 47 grams?

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Drones swarm over bearded Brit billionaire's island getaway

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Flash git!

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Re: They're not the worst offenders

So I guess this is alright then?!

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Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

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Re: Biting on the Apple

I was a skeptic until I was given an iPod Touch 2 and was so impressed with it I replaced my Blackberry Pearl (which was shit) with a 3GS and now a 4S which I bought outright (second hand).

They have all worked just fine, and all do the Handoff stuff already in place quite well (texts) and the iCloud is great for Calendars and stuff (it's not touching my pictures or music), even back to the Touch 2 and also my iPad 2.

Where problems started to kick in was when I got an iMac that eventually went kaput (power management chip although Apple can't find a problem) and it's so far taken me about 3 weeks to rectify my Time Machine archive onto a MacBook Pro to some sort of state it was in before.

So 'it just works' I think is fine for mobile devices but for 'heavy use' you still need a desktop of some sort as your main 'archive station' and actually doing stuff, and it does not all seem quite joined up yet.

PS Be very wary of changing your Apple ID when you have cloud features switched on, as it will clear all your devices of your content until you reset your ID on them as well - lesson learned!

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Flurry of solar flare-ups sets off COSMIC PLASMA EXPLOSION

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Mushroom

Cool!

Er, I mean: Hot!

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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

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Re: Fed the scum?

@Bernard M. Orwell

Yes, don't they know they're supposed to use the proper icon so we know they don't require a reply?!

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Re: Official Secrets Act

This is quite clear on the fence.

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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

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Does Crises come pre-loaded?

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

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Re: children then people

When do children become people?

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CRR-CRRRK, beep, beep: Mars space truck backs out of slippery sand trap

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Hardness of aluminium

I just checked the Mohs scale hardness of aluminium at 2-2.9, with quartz (rock) at 7. Does anyone know if Curisoity's wheels are alloyed somehow to at least make them a bit more resilient than just aluminium?

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: Obligatory ? Stewart Lee reference ...

And the timeless: "You can prove anything with facts"!

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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The meek, etc.

Right now where's my old Betamax copies of Blake's 7 that I used to watch illegally (but now watch legally)?

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We told you jailbreaking your iThing was dangerous

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Scores of iPhones

More than 3750 scores then?

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Re: Pingo

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo!

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SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

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250km to the surface of the planet

The application of celestial mechanics is stupefying, they put Rosetta to within 4% of Mars' diameter for a sling shot! That in itself is impressive!

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: GADSLBI

It was the one where you had to wear stripy socks 'because there was a doris', but they never said what a doris was or ever saw one (maybe because of the socks!).

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Warm, perhaps ALIEN LIFE-bearing water gushers FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

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Re: Pleanty of bears, plenty of houses

Goldilocks zone is defined as such, around a star*. There is no reason to suspect it can be extended to Goldilocks Conditions, either beneath the surface of a gas giant satellite, or indeed within the atmosphere of the giant itself.

*normally considered to be free liquid water on the otherwise 'exposed to space' surface (notwithstanding an atmosphere)

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Re: @Steve the Cynic - I'm not sure

The stay in the middle lane so they're ready to overtake a lorry half a mile ahead. In five minutes time.

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LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display

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Re: Fit inside double glazing windows

A triple-glaze first version could be called Windows 3.1.

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Google to feed machines with evidence of human physical weaknesses – and that's a good thing

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175?

UK Biobank recruited half a million volunteers albeit a snapshot, University of Manchester and NHS could also do well to work with Google on analysing their data (although no tissue samples were taken IIRC, only fluids).

http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/about-biobank-uk/

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MARS NEEDS OCEANS to support life - and so do exoplanets

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Re: I'd also add...

Mars could also do with an appreciable atmosphere to help with the wild temperature swings!

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Native Americans KILLED AND ATE DUMBO, say archaeologists

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Nah, that was the Spanish equine reintroduction programme, they had environmental concerns alongside their other humanitarian objectives (well that's what it said in their funding proposal).

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LIFE on Titan: If there's one thing aliens HATE, it's a SALTY BALL

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Methane

Moons are made of cheese so there must be a Titanic dairy herd hidden somewhere.

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So, what exactly defines a 'boffin'? Speak your brains...

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Definition

A boffin is someone who wears a knitted tie!

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Come off it, Moon, Earth. We KNOW you're 60 million years OLDER than we thought

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Re: obligatory....

...and quite pale too!

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

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Re: I see no problem

Re: buffets

Correct, buffets in the UK are 'all you want to eat', US-style is 'all you *can* eat'!

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Actual spin doctors eye up ALIEN WORLD Beta Pictoris b: Young, hot ... and really FAST

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Bespin

Bespin has a 12-hour day. Just sayin'.

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SpaceX: We NAILED the Falcon 9 landing! The video, on the other hand...

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Telemetry?

If the problem was telemetry, which didn't they just have an onboard recording as well? If they recovered Liberty Bell 7 then I'm sure they could find this to recover the footage.

Unless it's cheaper just to repeat the exercise (which I doubt).

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap fears for his waistline

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Re: I used to live with a quid a day

When really skint in the 90's I had to plan my whole month's meals ahead of time and managed to do the whole lot, breakfasts, lunches and dinners plus a few treats, all for £40. I bought in bulk just after I got paid and went to the right supermarket at the right time when I knew the offers were on. So that was £1.30 per day on normal calories (although £1.68 in today's money).

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Asteroids as powerful as NUCLEAR BOMBS strike Earth TWICE YEARLY

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Re: yeah, well

"Space Chunks", are they the same as the Pineapple variety?

You're thinking of Solar Cubes...

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

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The noses retain too much youth IMO.

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Astronomers spot hint of first EXOMOON, possibly

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Re: Wow, something orbiting something bigger in spaaaaaace...

Within an order of magnitude is usually tolerable.

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NSA spies recorded an entire COUNTRY'S phone calls for a MONTH: Report

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Re: Kept sectret from the public, or from the target government ?

Be careful with making judgements on an assumption.

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

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Re: Burn in was easy to achieve

@sisk, upvote for Nethack reference!

You hear the howling of the CwnAnnwn...

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SATANIC 'HELL DIAMOND' tells of sunless subterranean sea

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hygronomous entanglement

"in a way, proves both the dry and wet theories"

I'm glad that's all sorted out then!

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What did you see, Elder Galaxies? What made you age so quickly?

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I'm sticking* with the Great Green Arkleseizure theory!

*pardon the pun

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Re: None of these is really measured @Charles

You say təˈmeɪtoʊ!, I say təˈmɑːtəʊ!

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: Nah your all wrong....

Well then that made an agoraphobic Sygourney Weaver an early adopter in Copycat, sealing herself inside an expensive hi-tech apartment, conducting her entire life from behind a computer screen.

M.J.

How did you do that?

HELEN

That computer's wired into INTERNET.

dailyscript.com

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Squidge-droids maker updates iRobot for SUCK, SCRUB action

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The rotating side brush means it *does* get into the corners.

I have an old 500-series and have been using it for years. Really it's a dust buster that I can switch on before going out, covers my whole flat and is parked again, fully charged, when I come home. Usually the dust-bin (not the main bin) is full of dust that I can then throw away so it really works well for that in a pet-free home. It also gathers up long head hair into balls that it leaves around the place that are easy to pick up and throw away.

However you still need to have a proper hoover around the place from time to time.

I get on with it anyway.

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Worlds that could support LIFE found among 715 new planets

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This discovery is fundamental, thank you science!

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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@QuinnDexter

If legislation was such that an approved tester had to attend a decommission then there could be a legitimate record.

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