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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Re: Replace anything with "Lucas" written on it

In Belgium they light the highways at night, apparently that doesn't leave them much money for the actual road.

The night lighting is awesome though.

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Activist investors DESTROY COMPANIES. Don't get me started on share dealings...

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Re: Money Talks

Both Apple and MS pay dividends

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Re: And you wonder...

And I thought it was because at Bill Gates' meetings there used to be someone counting the times he said 'fuck'

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Re: The Linux community has always been this way.

So the Linux zealots had been suggesting a solution that, you agree, would be perfectly suited to solve a real problem.

And the head of the department put you into the 'zealot' category even you didn't deserve it.

Therefore the fault is with zealots like you.

Ok, makes sense to me.

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"I found out very quickly those users liked to Insult new users who couldn't do simple task"

A link to a thread in which you were treated like that would be nice

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EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else

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Re: Anonymoist Cowyard OK then...

Are you seriously blaming Google because your phone includes an app from their biggest competitor?

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About those secret contracts

Weren't they revealed a few months ago?

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First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St

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Re: Not a problem. I hear beer is up!

Yes, yes, yes, we know:

Gold is hitting 5000$ next year

(It's always next year)

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Re: If i had a vote

In case you really don't know, the promise is that Scotland would be expelled from the UE.

Pretty much the same way Alger was when they got their independence from France

Not that I see the point in voting for independence as long as you are promised not to be independent.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Re: Take my money! Oh, you're too busy...

"Run up the Apple Store app"

How does that work with first time Apple buyers?

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iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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Re: Solution or problem ?

If he did, the mistake improved the article

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

So, if you can't tell the difference, why do you frame your story calling the Ukraine government that?

You enjoy being ignored?

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

What's the difference between the way Putin's government works and a "borderline ultra-right" government?

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: Priorities

"Oh how I love the readers of the Daily Mail..."

Why do political nuts feel the need to insult the 'opponents' every chance they get, or they don't get like this time?

Is it because they are nuts?

Nah, don't bother explaining it to me, I hope I will never get it

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Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

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Re: @ fandom (was: Can't help himself)

Yes, I do wonder.

I reread the article and Linus' post to look for the dig and I still couldn't see it, so I asked, I am kind of curious.

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Re: 23 Years

"Why ?"

In order to troll successfully you need to have, at least, a grain of truth in your comment.

The idea that the Linux kernel isn't mainstream is so detached from reality that instead of being trollish it is funny.

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Re: Can't help himself

What dig?

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Re: Decent publishers are well worth their money.

No, I haven't missed the point, the traditional publishers charge the authors for their services too, where do you think the publishers money comes from? The difference is they do it after the books gets published and they may lose money on it.

But then Amazon also publish books the traditional way with advances to the authors and the like.

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Re: Decent publishers are well worth their money.

Yet they do

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

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Actually, I knew my comment was going to be interpreted for the obvious, and not so good, joke, but it is serious question.

What has Apple's pile of cash got to do with the the article? Nothing at all, but the AC was so distressed at the idea of Apple losing in some metric that he had to come up with a metric in which they could still come ahead to compensate for the loss.

Why? Well, no rational reason but then, we humans are barely rational at the best of times, you may think you are an exception, but if you do, you are deluding yourself.

Seriously, you are deluding yourself, accept it and you have a chance of not falling for your biases all the time.

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Why are fanboys so obsessed with the size of Apple's mountain of cash?

Are they trying to compensate for something?

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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Re: No files ?

AV programs have been scanning the registry for some time now.

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Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR

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A cheap 12" tablet would be nice

Hopefully, the Reg will tell us when the fire sale starts.

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Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more

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Re: Paper vs ebooks

Maybe for the publishers the cost of paper is minimal but for the readers it is huge.

Seriously, I mean it. If you enjoy reading you will know that there is no house big enough for all your books and, as an added benefit, you get to pack dozens of boxes when you move and you get to see their pages go yellow.

My father has a rule to deal with that, if he likes a book but he doesn't think he will reread he gets rid of it. I used to think it weird as a book loving kid, but I came to see the wisdom in it.

So I will take the ebook, thank you very much, I won't be able to resell it like I now do with the books my father throws away but, since they are cheaper and more convenient, I don't mind.

Besides, next month it's my father birthday, I am getting him a copy of "Cheaper by the dozen" by Frank Bunker Gilbreth in spanish, a book he has been wanting to read for some time but it has been out of print for decades, that doesn't happen with ebooks.

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Considering that their competition in digital goods includes companies like Google and Apple there is no way, literally* no way, they can crush the competition.

* Yes, dictionaries now say that "literally" means "figuratively", but I mean it in the former literal sense.

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Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales

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Re: Amazon seller europe - verification

Why would a government need help to know about your government-issued passport?

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

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It's an interesting idea, but I doubt they would want to get back into a business they had to leave because they had no clue how to make money in it.

As for the technical know-how, didn't the people who had the actual know-how transfer to Microsoft? It's a bit more likely if they didn't.

But it wouldn't surprise to see a Nokia phone in the future, just like some companies license the 'Westinghouse" brand for their products.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: One study over a short period may not tell us a whole lot anyway, but

I once told someone how to restart all servers in the company plus server apps using a hands-free kit.

Seriously, I sometimes wonder how come I am still alive.

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EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

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Re: Hardly any different than....

"They don't."

So what? What has that got to do with google setting conditions to use their services and trademarks?

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: A quote from Hawking

If the aliens are so bad at managing natural resources they will never be able to build self sustaining ships.

So, no problem

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So the little detail of travelling faster than light has already been licked?

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Occupy Google: Protesters attack ad giant as I/O gets underway

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Re: @ dan1980

"And be quite sure to ignore the part about Google shyster lawyer Jack Halprin evicting tenants from their homes"

How do you feel about companies monitoring what their employees do in their free time?

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Half a meellion euros stolen in week-long bank smash 'n' grab

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Re: Mule Accounts ???

You have probably received spam with a job offer from a company that needs to move money between countries.

The people that respond are the mule accounts owners and they get arrested all the time, I think it's been three already in my home town.

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DON'T PANIC: Facebook returns after 30-minute outage terror

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Re: World becomes...

No, not really, it more like finger injuries spiking as people keep clicking on the refresh button.

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"causing its stock to fall by nearly 0.8 per cent in pre-market trading"

The stock market did nothing, the "plummets" bit is just our beloved register usual hyperbole.

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

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No, it would not work, a crisis would come and suddenly the central bank is charging you to keep the money and the bank would go broke.

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Waiting gamer slams no-show show: E3 – was that it?

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Re: Mostly Harmless

Amazingly it took Joerg 7 minutes to jump in to call Dangerous a fraud, he is getting slow.

He will have to make up for it by posting the same thing a few more times in the thread.

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Look inside ELON MUSK'S CAR! Tesla S wundervehicle has voom

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Re: Battery swapping

1. It takes one hour, but you may not want to wait, in which case you pay to have the battery swapped.

2. You are supposed to come back and get you battery back.

3. Not really, this is for Teslas.

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VMware hits back at Amazon cloud Trojan Horse with ... a blog post

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"Ask yourself: if you had the cure for cancer, the formula for room temperature superconducters or the plans for a machine that could cancel gravity in a localized field would you store that information with an American cloud provider? "

Would you store it with a non-american cloud provider?

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Myspace: Where are you going? We still have all your HUMILIATING PICS

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Sorry to disappoint you, but I only downvoted you because you begged for it.

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Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

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Re: RE: NoneSuch

Good, that will build little Por's character

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: yes. but.

You have to be kidding!

Who could possibly have antipathy to a technology that kills over a million people every year around the world?

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Amazon turns screws on French publisher: Don't feel sorry for Hachette, it's just 'negotiation'

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I bet they are big enough to set up an ebook shop in their own website.

But it would be easier to send customers from their website to all the other sites you can buy them from.

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Facebook exec: I HATE the INTERNET and I REALLY hate journalism

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Re: Bread! Give us bread!

Don't worry there are enough books and songs to last you several lifetimes.

And that's still true if you limit yourself to the good ones.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: Windows 8 is an unfocussed mess

Can't you disable automatic updates?

Really, I don't know.

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Re: the real "future"...

"Click - now it's a deathstar"

Finally, a real killer app.

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Re: Downvotes

How can you be so pathetic as to whine about downvotes.

Dudes, get a life!

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Google updates Maps app for iOS, Android, adds Uber support

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Re: Offline functionality...

I'm kind of curious, did you get past the second paragraph of the article?

You know, the one that starts with the line: "The Chocolate Factory has put a lot of work into using Maps offline"

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

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Re: Publishing the code?

No, the requirement is that source code has to be distributed to the clients that buy the binaries.

Not that the modifications of the kernel will tell much about flying the drone.

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Microsoft beats cloud drum as revenues remain solid but flat

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Re: Nyah Nyah.

"Who'll support your open-source project if you go that route then?"

If you don't know what RHEL6 means you can always bing it before posting.

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