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* Posts by Am

16 posts • joined 23 Nov 2009

Hobbyist killed by home-made hovercraft

Am
Flame

erm

If I kill myself having an accident whilst riding a motorbike without a lid, assuming I die before the ambulance arrives, surely I'm putting less of a strain on the health service than if I am wearing a lid and have an accident and subsequently need lots of medical attention due to injuries?

(I am deliberately ignoring the effects either may have on friends and family, but I can think of siutuations where dying would place less burden on them than surviving, depending on the personalities of the people involved)

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Google's Facebook: It rocks, but who cares?

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Akchully

>Google has no games

And that is one of the main pulls for this woman and the others on there I know ;)

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German cops hunt HUGE ERECTION-inducing SPIDER

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Mushroom

13cm

Not 13" - so less than half a foot long, so not as bad!

But still, likely to have the same turn off effect.

Icon as extensive flamage is probably the best way to deal with them.

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Apple to support reps: Don't confirm Mac infections

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Whiff of hypocrisy?

So, on the Mumsnet thread we have everyone saying that the users should take responsibility for their own machines, and on this thread everyone seems to be saying the OS provider should...

And on other Apple threads we have people berating them for their closed garden approach, and here we have people saying they're not closed enough...

The issue here shouldn't be that bad people do bad things, nor should it be that a company has failed to preventt bad people doing bad things to people who have bought that company's products (I mean would you seriously blame the company you got your windows from if a burglar gained entry and stole things because they smashed one of the windows?), but that a company allegedly tells it staff to avoid the question.

The solution is education, of course.

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Mumsnet founder: Our members are 'very keen' on PORN ...

Am

Actually, maybe they should be paid more attention to

Especially by the various child protection agencies around the world - after all, they are publically declaring they cannot look after their children...although that probably wouldn't result in the parents getting a visit from the authorities asking pointed questions about their claims.

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Pakistani IT admin leaks bin Laden raid on Twitter

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Pint

Was only able to add one more thumbs up

so have another beer

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Fukushima one week on: Situation 'stable', says IAEA

Am

5 > 4 but < 6

Or less concisely, it started at 6, dropped by two to 4, and has only been raised by 1 to 5.

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Catfish: A fanfare for Facebook fakery

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@John Dee

And as far as I'm concerned that is far more romantic than meeting on Facebook (stop looking at me like that, I'm being serious!)

Beer, for toasting

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Monster iPad Case Test: Folios

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The Twelve South case

You can synch with the case on if you're only using a cable, and not a dock - the zip flattens just enough, and the bottom corners are far enough from it for the cable to fit without any problems

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LOST Vulture One PARIS spaceplane FOUND!!!

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Happy

Congrats to all

Glad plane and playmonaut are found :)

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Apple as a religion: How the iPhone became divine

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@adrianww

Aww be fair - Victorinox mostly aren't overpriced or overhyped. And they seem to be built well.

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Google tells staff to snub Windows after China hack snafu

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TalkTalk

I saw that reported on an IT news site (not El Reg, might've been Silicon), but never bothered to check further than the headline.

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Met launches net café spy operation

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FAIL

I realise you're probably trolling

Or maybe just being sarcastic, but in case anyone thinks you're actually being serious (or even actually are being serious) you really don't see anything wrong with asking group a (in this case internet cafe owners) to spy on group b (in this case, their customers) and reporting anything that group b is doing that group a think is dodgy?

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Am
WTF?

Not just the spying angle but

"Café owners are asked to use their own judgement as to what amounts to extremist material"

I really don't know what to say (I've tried a few times to type my incredulity at this stupidity out, and can't find the words)

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Large Hadron Collider in multi-magnet quench hiccup

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Pint

Am I the only one who read

"the titanic subterranean magno-doughnut particle smasher" as the titanic subterranean maNGo-doughnut particle smasher?

Anyone else?

No?

Ah well. My excuse is it's lunchtime

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eBooks: What to read on which reader

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Banks ebooks

21 of his books are available on Waterstones website - do an advanced search for Iain Banks, format ebook.

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