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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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This antisocial behaviour cannot be tolerated. Scrappies need to get with the plan and not pay up for scrap without a history. I'm not talking about Mrs Jones taking a fridge to the tip, this is for industrial waste which should have a license, supported by a chemical or molecular signature, all of which also mean more jobs for people who *want* to work.

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'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

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Re: Top Gear at work?

Supplemental. Kill any aliens before asking questions. Keonig out.

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Re: Use fullscreen

My guess is the ejecta being illumiated by sunlight until it finished raining back down onto the surface.

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

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I can't tell if I've received it or not since:

a) I have opted out of junk mail;

b) replacement postmen sometimes forget and deliver junk mail anyway;

c) when that happens it goes straight into the recycyling without me looking at it.

About Virgin Media, I did actually ring them up and ask them to stop sending mail to 'The Householder' at my address. They said they would but it would take up to a month to take effect. More news on this soon.

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Curiosity now going BACKWARDS

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Re: beep, beep, beep

Only very quietly.

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Missing matter found by squinting through gravitational lens

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Re: Tsk

And we haven't stopped looking yet!

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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One of you was a geek!

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'The Mystery of the Martian Doughnut' solved by NASA sleuths

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Re: If NASA

Excellent, a new business idea, selling Martian pebbles!

C'mon NASA can you give them boring names like PEB-23791c so I can rename them and sell them to numpties? They'll get a certificate and everything!

Come to think of it, two would be enough, they'd never know! At ease!

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Big Beardie's watching: Gaze into the screen... it shall gaze also into you

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Re: kill all advertisers

I just think of it as entertainment, better than looking at a "meal deal" poster. I like to think I know my own mind enough to not get brainwashed into buying chukka boots, well at least until I go to TK-Maxx and they're half the price!

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

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Coat

Blimey!

There's already a steel shortage, now sapphire...

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NASA's orbiting space-broadband probe LADEE beams back Moon snaps

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:(

Not too keen on all this crashing stuff into celestial rock objects, surely we can do our science better than that. I support flinging it off somewhere distant to be found later by a benevolent overlord.

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Who coined the term 'App'?

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2c = 1.19p

For my 1.19p*, Wikipedia says The word applet was first used in 1990 in PC Magazine

*source oanda.com

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SPACE VID: Watch JUMBO ASTEROID 2000 EM26 buzzing Earth

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20" scope (Re: Needs hefty telescope indeed

Won't you have to program in the trajectory, might be tricky to track otherwise as it zips past the narrow field of view (or are there programs already available these days?).

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FBI offers $10,000 bounty for arrest of laser-wielding idiots

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Re: Meanwhile, over here in the UK ...

I'd do that for free!

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Chaps propose free global WiFi delivered FROM SPAAAACE

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Can I have my downvotes taken off now please?

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London's King of Clamps shuts down numberplate camera site

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Re: Just wondering?

Clever solution:

• pay your tax

• pay your insurance

• obey speed limits

• park where you're allowed

• pay for it

Penalties are meant to be, er, penalties.

*I have a friend who does not pay on trains because 'it should be free', go figure!

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

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Re: Reading about EVE drama is interesting,

My character does actually concentrate on margin trading but I could not agree less with your comment.

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Re: Eve....

I got into Eve in an attempt to relive Elite, and found the result is Elite taken to complete conclusion: insanely complicated (which agrees with me, I just wish I had more time to play!).

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Re: Epic battle and no deaths?

You don't actually die in Eve but you can lose vast skill points that take serious wall-clock time (talking years) if you don't take out the relevant in-game insurance (called a clone).

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Re: Foot Shot

I had a shocking Cavalier once!

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Facebook's dying? HA! Get ready for another DECADE of us – Zuck

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Re: 20 Embassy

Bloody Hell, lucky I deleted my account!

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Gene boffins: Yes, you. Staring at the screen. You're a NEANDERTHAL

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"mingled and merged"

Is that boffin for rumpy pumpy?

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Facebook unwraps Paper, a content-hoover application

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Good idea!

I love The Pope, me, I'm going to join Facebook Papal* so soon as possible!

*oo-er, looks a bit like Paypal!

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Prof Stephen Hawking: 'There are NO black holes' – they're GREY!

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Re: Am I the only one that was disappointed that there was no maths?

I always loved getting lost in Hawking's maths.

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Re: What happens if you throw spaghetti into a black hole?

If the hole is spinning it turns into Trenette.

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Scientists who write books accessible to a wider non-scientific audience are doing a good job in "spreading the word", taking the ideas out of academia and into the wider world. And this is a noble aim IMO; if they make a few quid out of it then good for them. It's not a gravy train, more like a gravy taxi. And being jealous of other people's wealth from a good idea that you didn't have is just fickle.

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Language-mangling Germans fling open Handygate to selfie-snapping whistleblowers

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Re: If Watergate happened now...

Try Torpenhow Hill for size.

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Facebook will LOSE 80% of its users by 2017 – epidemiological study

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They do this because the first person who showed them the internet showed them this way and they never learnt any better

A 30-plus friend of mine only discovered copy-and-paste quite recently, she just used to type out what she wanted to quote. If you haven't been shown then you wouldn't know!

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Angular resolution of Hubble

the Hubble Space Telescope has pre-imaging of the galaxy, images longer before the star would have blown up, which may allow us to directly see the star

Really?

Says here Hubble has an angular resolution of 0.05 arcseconds. My rough calculation that even to see Betelgeuse at 3.6 AU diameter at 11 million light years would require an angular resolution of 10^-6 arcseconds, which could only be achieved with more like a 5 km-wide mirror.

And in spaaaaace!

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ESA rejoices as comet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes from 3-year nap

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Re: I sent a probe to a comet once ...

I came back with an over-over-over-over-over-over-priced iPhone 5S wall charger! £15!

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Good news: 'password' is no longer the #1 sesame opener, now it's '123456'

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I manage my passwords by not letting on what my rules are, however clever I think I am being.

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SAY MY NAME, ALIEN SCUM. NASA to send 'you' into SPAAACE...

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Woo look at me!

I thought facebook itself was enough for reassurance of people's existence.

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

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Re: Huh?

Murder is defined by the killing of a man

Or woman.

/montpython

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Re: Clearly the cop was corrupt

(a 2010 Prius fully loaded with wife and kids) at 100 mph

Careful now!

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Re: What bollocks

What about HUD's then, they definitley obstruct, or at least distract vision, and they're allowed?

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

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Re: What's wrong with an iPod?

The might do on the eventual second-hand market.

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Re: Why a separate system??

I think the key is that it's a driver experience rather than just a listener one. The driver experience is set up to be safer so that you don't take your eyes and attention off the road longer than necessary. Fiddling with your phone to change stations / tracks, etc., is more dangerous than a system designed specifically with the driver in mind. However as in other posts Bluetooth® can achieve this.

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Re: Caching will only get you so far

You can add some places in Surrey to that list!

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