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* Posts by Scott 53

31 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009

French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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...or maybe it won't

"bi line" - fnarr.

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How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

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Re: Something doesn't add up here...

Gulliver's lawyer (who would of drafted the original clause)

I really hope the lawyer drafts better than you do

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Boffins find ALIEN WORLD orbiting the Sun's LONG LOST TWIN

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Re: Rigorous Logic vs. Methane Spirals from Uranus

Messiah...Messier. Coincidence?

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Tech titan Bill Gates: Polio-free India one of the 'most impressive accomplishments' ever

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Er, if he gave away all his money he would then be poor.

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NHS carelessly slings out care.data plans to 26.5 million Brits

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"Some critics have argued that medical records could end up in the wrong hands WHEN data mishaps and security blunders occur."

Fixed that for you.

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South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

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D'oh

It's called a DIY for a reason.

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It's official: 'tweet' an English word – not just in the avian sense

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Re: It's official!!!!

As we're reminiscing,I saw Sarah Bee in the letters page of Private Eye this week. Happy days...

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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Broadchurch was really good. That's about it really

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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will you

have to return it to the dealer if your battery needs replacing?

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Meet the stealthiest UK startup's app Swiftkey - and its psychic* keyboard

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Latin audience?

I would have thought this would be concentrated in the Vatican rather than the US.

Faciam me tunica mea

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40,000 sign petition to oust Rep. Paul 'pit of hell' Broun

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Oops

When pointing out spelling mistakes, please proofread your own posts with extra care..

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Lawyers of Mordor menace Hobbit boozer

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Not just Southampton

I've stayed here a few times - nice place http://www.hobbithotel.co.uk/ Are they going to be next? Maybe they were hoping nobody would mention them - sorry!

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US survey: 1 in 5 telecommuters work an hour or less a day

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chore?

It certainly takes it out of you

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Australia to issue passports for males, females and... X

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Does that mean ...

As a Transgender Werewolf, wouldn't you just use a lamppost?

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Judge kneecaps Oracle's $1.3bn triumph over SAP

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Re: huh?

No, we're in England (well I am). That's how we spell the word.

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Murdoch accused of operating illegal US air force

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Not Strictly Accurate...

That's "Nineteen" and "its themes or characters". if you're going to use the pedant icon, you need to read your post several times before clicking 'Submit'.

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Sergey Brin: Only 20% of Googlers still on Windows

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Not necessarily

My son doesn't have one. Long story, but he'll always be the wild card when playing "innie or outie".

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Nintendo blames puzzled public for 3DS sales shortfall

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FAIL

Not my fault, guv

This sounds just like Andrew Lansley saying that nurses didn't like the NHS cuts because they hadn't been explained properly. We're all too stupid to go out and buy new 3D TVs, too.

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Portsmouth stretches the Olympic-sized swimming pool

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Joke

Penne

Was that your two penne's worth?

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ECJ gender ruling 'could throw insurance into turmoil'

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WTF?

Discrimination!

Charging younger people more for insurance? isn't that age discrimination and therefore illegal too? Let's all pay £2,000 a year and be done with it.

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Google Chrome extension bars domains from search results

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Illegal language

I see you can now post death threats with impunity. Good job you didn't threaten to damage an airport or you would be in trouble.

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DEC: The best of systems, the worst of systems

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Thank you, Sir or Madam

I've never heard anyone else ever mention SINTRAN. I used to work for Norsk in the late 90s writing reports on their call management system. The technical skills I learned there became obsolete quicker than any other skillset I have acquired before or since.

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'Race against time' to find LOST TREES from the MOON

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Worse than that

Wasn't even "on" the moon, just near it. Meh.

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Fort Wayne officials refuse to slap Harry Baals on public building

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Headmaster

Won't rename one building

but happy to rename the whole state to "Indianna"...

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Nationwide customers find online front door shut

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@AC

smile.co.uk (part of the Co-op bank) - no card reader, British call centre (think it's in Lancashire) and you can use Post Offices to pay money in. I've been with them over 10 years and never had an issue.

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Boffins hope for dimensional portal event at LHC by 2013!

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Get your jetpack here

You even get change from $100,000

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/water-propelled-jetpack-is-no-dream-can-be-yours-for-99-500-th/

(Still grinning from being first with "I am Sparticle")

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Sparticle

Will a particle come out announcing "I am Sparticle?" Or will it only spin to the far left?

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US politician: 'homosexual agenda' behind TSA groin grope

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@AC 10:49

What are the odds? About 1 in 10, apparently.

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Twitter airport bomb joker loses second job

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Re: Did I win?

You put a hyphen in "full-stop", so you don't win anything.

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Firm grows multi-touch see-through 'skin' for gadgets

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Joke

16 fingers?

That'll be handy. I assume they'll stop at 21 (or 20 for the women-only version).

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Teardown team open-sources gadget repair guides

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FAIL

Virgin help

http://www.virgindigitalhelp.co.uk/pages/Article.aspx?ArticleId=040934612103937 - how to secure your wireless network

Tells you to use WEP even though the screenshot they use has WPA as an option. First page I looked at, and the advice is bad.

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