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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

Andy Tunnah

Hmm

I thought they could already do this. Have a shotgun license, never had an inspection apart from the initial one (in 5 years), but I always thought they had the power to do spot checks.

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Particle that behaves like matter AND antimatter found: Majorana fermion

Andy Tunnah

HA!

"Yazdani said the experiment should be fairly easy for other boffins to reproduce because it doesn't use exotic metals."

See, this is why I love science, ultra pure crystals of lead, a 2-story-tall tunneling microscope, a line of iron ATOMS, all cooled to a gnat's fart above the point where kinetic energy can even exist, and they say it should be fairly easy to reproduce.

I'm no science geek by a long shot (although I get the gist of this article, my understanding of it is...poor), if they taught us things like this in school I'd probably know a whole lot more.

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What the 4K: High-def DisplayPort vid meets reversible USB Type C

Andy Tunnah

Endless joy

See this is why 4K is the most exciting standard to ever be released - not for it's technical prowess or it's unrivaled visual quality, but simply because it sounds like a dirty word and offers so much choice for headlines!

Ah, the best of times indeed

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

Andy Tunnah

Surprised..

I thought this was going to be an article about how it sucks to be "a woman in a male dominated field" and focused on the alpha male traits you normally see in the likes of the banking and hedge fund world, but this was just...wow.

I don't think I've ever had enough drinks at any event to tell any random girl, mid conversation, that you've gotten my er...attention. That's just vile. It sounds like the stuff you overhear from spotty 18 year olds at the local Wetherspoons. The fact that this is a professional atmosphere is crazy. Maybe it's different circles but if me or one of my colleagues heard a stranger say that to one of the lasses we were with they'd probably end up with a knee to reduce that attention span

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Andy Tunnah

Re: Never gonna replace windows

Whoa there fella calm down I've got nothing against Linux, and nothing against SteamOS.

Yes there has been an explosion of games...but not major titles. Dead Island and The Witcher being on Linux from launch is great, however those other games aren't AAA titles. As gamers they're coveted IPs and especially the older crowd will love them, but the gaming landscape isn't catered to us.

And about it complimenting your Windows machine, that doesn't make sense, anyone who has Windows has absolutely NO reason to boot into SteamOS - you have the full catalogue of titles at your disposal already, you don't need to go into SteamOS.

I understand you're passionate about Linux and that's fair enough, however you just sound like an out & out spoilt little brat with that last paragraph. I have nothing against Linux and would love to see it gain market support, but as it currently stands, and as stood for a long time, gaming on PCs means Windows above anything else.

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Andy Tunnah

Never gonna replace windows

On other forums, especially ones with a less mature, more "I think numbers are a perfectly acceptable replacement for letters" type crowd, the same argument is always cropping up - SteamOS will never be a true contender for a console as it's Linux at heart, and only a small fraction (and certainly no new AAA titles) get released for it.

All these Steam Machines with ridiculous hardware and GTX780Ti cards just to play 5 year old indie games is daft.

It's an admirable effort, however it feels almost like false advertising, you'd be surprised by the amount of less well informed or tech savvy folks who assume SteamOS = Windows Steam standalone.

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White Hats splat Black Hat chats: Talks on home alarm flaws and Russian spy tools axed

Andy Tunnah

Terrifying..

Now that the world is (more) aware of the NSA et al's tentacles, those agencies could be trying harder to secure unknown intrusions to use for their own nefarious deeds.

You can just imagine the G-Men approaching the CMU people and saying "you've heard what we're capable of, if you ever want a private moment in your life again, you'll give us exclusivity in your Tor method"

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Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!

Andy Tunnah

I found it difficult...

..to masturbate to this article.

Difficult..not impossible.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

Andy Tunnah

Power usage..

With all their money, and knowing fossil fuels won't last forever, I'm surprised they haven't gone for building a nuclear plant

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It's finally happened: Bloke builds BOFH-style goofing-off cattle prod

Andy Tunnah

First application:

5 will get you 10 foxconn has these on every single employee by year's end.

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Hey, remember the iPod Touch? Apple just did

Andy Tunnah

50 quid for 32gb what a bloody bargain!

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Apple 'rainbow' logos set to fetch $10-15K at auction

Andy Tunnah

tenner says apple sue em for a billion

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Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties

Andy Tunnah

*giggle*

Anyone else still get a decent laugh everytime el reg shortens it to Ass. ? Because I sure do :D

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Edward Snowden on his Putin TV appearance: 'Why all the criticism?'

Andy Tunnah

The russian record != the record

Putin could have said "no, we don't even have a secret police that will kidnap the balls out of anyone who opposes me!" while smirking, and doing the handjob sign at the camera...and 3 months later if the man was to deny it ever happening you can sure as hell bet nobody in russia will remember it ever happening.

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Rumour: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen. Four-limb multitouch, anyone?

Andy Tunnah

Eegads imagine the price!

This will be a tough sell for apple because OLED screens are absolutely amazing...all of them...so they couldn't differentiate on picture quality. TVs all kinda look the same nowadays, very minimalist so can't go there either.

All that leaves is the remote..so probably going to end up with a fondleslab-sized remote to justify the no-doubt heart-attack inducing price premium.

The other thing is Apple are so used to bringing devices out "first", being a pioneer...OLED TVs are already coming out so Apple will be playing catch up...although I'm sure that won't stop them claiming copyright infringement somehow

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Nominet bins Optical Express' appeal against 'It ruined my life' website

Andy Tunnah
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A tad fishy...

So lemme just check the facts...she ran optimaxruinedmylife.co.uk, because of bad service, and optimax paid her off...at which point she then sets up opticalexpressruinedmylife.co.uk and is now doing the exact same thing, except this time she has no real gripe against the company ?

How has nobody brought up the fact that she's just aiming for another pay off ?

Also hush on the Branston, you might give her ideas for her next one!

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Boffins follow TOR breadcrumbs to identify users

Andy Tunnah

so a guy who uses a lot of traffic in a pattern thats not too hard to figure out can be found out on a secret network....well done

Now find the people who go into it to browse, changing IDs often and only there just to read a few bytes, then my pickle can be classed as tickled, AND NOT A AY BEFORE! :)

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Patent shark‘s copyright claim could bite all Unix

Andy Tunnah

orson welles even...i thought that looked wrong..

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Ah you bunch of miserable gits, I thought it was a really good go at aprils fools...what the hell do you expect, a gag of such of wit and discombobulatiion (yeah, I'm not sure that's a word..) that it rivals the radio broadcasts of orvell wells ?

In any case, I likes

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McAfee founder raided in Belize by gang-busting police

Andy Tunnah

Re: Sounds like America

You forgot to put the troll face icon because there is no way this is a serious post.

This is the sort of post I expect from one of the RSS-educated plasticgeeks who forms their opinions from whatever fart-thoughts are discussed the loudest.

Let's assume you're not trolling for a second. For one it's not politics involving itself in his business, it's a politician's abuse of power using a police unit under his command to execute his plan of extortion.

For 2...you know what, I can't carry on, you are trolling, if I'm to keep this little bit of faith in humanity intact, I need to believe you're trolling.

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Nympho hauled to loon-cooler after serial bonkathon brutality

Andy Tunnah

Re: What bus route?

Oh bravo sire, bravo!

Giggled a bit too much at that one

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Samsung unwraps 17in Ivy Bridge beast

Andy Tunnah

Back to your cave troll!

Apple are probably doing it because people can only be ripped off for so long, now that other companies are doing these high end sexy laptops at a fraction of the price, Apple's market is dwindling.

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Boy wrecks £22k worth of MacBooks by weeing on them

Andy Tunnah

HA!

I laughed far too hard at that last bit...

But as a thought how many of us have gotten none-powered electronics wet only to let them dry off and they be working fine afterwards ?

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Crytek: Schemes to strike second-hand games biz 'awesome'

Andy Tunnah

Re: I'm sorry

...You do realise servers don't just get setup and left alone ? Running costs are enormous, then there's all the work that goes into after market DLC, be it paid or not.

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Bulletproof iPhone case set to survive shootouts

Andy Tunnah

wow that went over your head a bit now didn't it ;)

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SHOCK! FIFA 12 goalie does it doggy style with striker

Andy Tunnah

See this is why footballers are truly the pinnacle of athletic ability, not only can he chase down his victim, he can assult him, finish off, then instantly get up and try to chase the ball again

*salutes*

...on second thought that sounds like I'm saluting sexual assault...

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Game of Thrones Blu-ray disc set

Andy Tunnah

Can't be thronies, too close to bronies - how about thronitians ?

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Hitachi GST lays 4TB Easter egg

Andy Tunnah

They've had an internal 4tb drive out a while (albeit not enterprise) in the form of a 5400RPM drive.

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iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

Andy Tunnah

Unlike the missus...

...I am completely satisfied by 4", it's just such a perfect fit

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'This American Life' disowns Apple-bashing blockbuster

Andy Tunnah

Re: For the prices charged for the latest Apple kit ...

It's not naive at all, with pretty much all other expensive electronic components a higher level of work force is behind it. In fact it's because of the higher level of work needed that the prices are high, and that's pretty much the standard in the tech world.

Apple are very smart though, in that they modelled their manufacturing processes in the same way as the only industry that gets away with that crap - the fashion industry. They make something everyone will want, create frequent updates to keep in trend, and most importantly farm out that design to the cheapest manufacturer while maintaining a high price.

I wonder if apple charged a normal price for their products, would they have the same snobbish fanbase ?

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Sony KDL-40HX723 40in LED 3D TV

Andy Tunnah

judged purely on picture ?

this perhaps shows why it would be good to have groups of ratings rather than a single score

sure this set has a knockout picture, one of the best - but so it bloody well should for over a grand for a 40" set!

and while it may be a show stealer for the eyes it's a pickpocket when it comes to features - no drive for DVR, single tuner, no MKV support, and no wireless dongle ?

and not to forget the lack of glasses. i could understand this in 3-5 years time when maaaybe someone is upgrading their 3DTV so already has the binlids ready, but not now whilst the tech is still in it's infancy and pretty much every 3DTV purchase is a first born

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Ten... earphones for mobiles

Andy Tunnah

reply replee reploo

wanted to reply to several comments

first, bluetooth headsets - no matter what reason you have for them, no matter how discrete or stylish they may be, you will always look like a cock using it to talk

sennheisers do break but even so they're so worth it - i'm not an audiophile, and i listen mostly to metal or drum and bass; fast, loud. deep music and i've not found a pair that spits out more bass than my CX-300s (apart from a mate who had this £200 pair of earbuds but that is ridiculous..o well each to their own)

funny thing is one bud did stop working..didn't work for months, then out of the blue i put the wrong bud in my ear (only use 1 anyway, riding a bike and listening to music is suicidal) and they were fine again

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Billion dollar telescope snaps galactic head-on

Andy Tunnah

$179?!?!

for a muddyfunkin' book?!

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Beer bottle shagging beetles with HUGE MEMBERS win prize

Andy Tunnah

london ? psh

it would never happen in the UK, the owner would sue the goverment for the cost of the car, plus millions in damages for personal suffering, and demand that the road where it happened be legally theirs as that would be the only way they could ever get over this tragic event

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Andy Tunnah

finally!

been waiting a long time for this. when i first heard about it i was expecting a half-arsed attempt at a reboot, some studio trying to cash in on the legacy while not appreciating the source

started getting my hopes up a few months ago after seeing footage, then i read an interview with the art director ( http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/118/1180786p1.html ) and i was hooked

it was never going to be as good as the original, and you have to expect some pandering to console gamers so it's not gonna be a technological leap forward either, but at least they were reasonable faithful to the legacy

wonder if it still plays ok with a mouse & keyboard though..

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Kabam! Facebook gamers fume after script deletes fake stuff

Andy Tunnah

this is just pathetic

why do people have to go whinging and crying over eeeevery little thing nowadays ?

so you lost a few items, lodge a complaint, ask for it's return and i'm sure it'll be done

the problem is with the advent of the litigious society we've become that every little hiccup that happens warrants some massive outcry and backlash, and it's permeating every aspect of our lives

perfection - or nearest cash value

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New DVD discs claim 1,000 year life

Andy Tunnah

o rly ?

just to test this out i dug out a dvd i burned in 2002, plays absolutely fine

LIES, ALL LIES

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Apple sues NYC mom & pop shops

Andy Tunnah

cmon guys..

we can sit here and say omg this is horrible they're just using the name in a clever way but we all know it's gonna be some really bad knockoff shop with dodgy chinglish and crappy...everything

although i'd never spend silly money on designer gear i also don't buy knock offs of it for 1 simple reason - the conditions may be poor but the quality is high, knock offs are 99% of the time inferior and in the case of good immitations it can damage a brand

also, is it racist that the second i thought of apple shops in china town all i could think of was the apple logo with a rice paddy hat and 2 south park-esque slits for eyes as the sign ? :D

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OCZ jumps harder on enterprise PCIe bandwagon

Andy Tunnah

o dear lawd

imagining 3.84tb of flash storage makes me think this page should end in .xxx

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Apple iMac 27in

Andy Tunnah

not a PC/Mac argument, more a practical one

I understand that you pay for the looks, that's a given in life (I've bought many a sony vaio for a few hundred extra purely because they look loads better than other lappys) but if you wanna match this machine by it's only other stand out feature, the screen, then go for the Dell 27" A04 (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-dell-u2711-a04-wqhd-widescreen-lcd-2560x1440-hdmi-2xdvi-d-display-port-5-xusb-8in1-reader) or any other monitor that has an IPS panel. It's no Apple magic that causes their screens to be better than all others, they just always use IPS panels.

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Artificial leaf produces electricity through photosynthesis

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this is such a classic example of people not being impressed anymore

i seen a standup do a skit a few years back can't remember who and he made the point of how amazed we all were when like, portable tape players came out, or when sky first arrived here..it was amazing!

And how nowadays kids get given what would be classed as a supercomputer 20 years ago in their pockets and they just want more..

They've created a bloody artificial leaf! How about a few "wow! that's pretty freaking clever!"'s before questioning its operatability (is that even a word).

I dunno i just think that's bloody fantastic, ignoring all it's claims and if they're viable..the very fact that they did this is just incredible.

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Panasonic Pure Line TX-L37D28 37in LCD TV

Andy Tunnah

hmm

i know you pay extra for quality and all that but it seems just down right retarded to pay £900 for a 37" when you can get a 50" plasma for £550 nowadays

yeah the picture quality will be worse etc. but you're not gonna have the other set sat beside it to compare it to

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Google illegally divulges user searches, suit claims

Andy Tunnah

if you're that bothered..

..just grab the result manually and paste it into the address bar :P

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Sky bags UK HBO exclusive

Andy Tunnah

good for those who don't pirate

with sky buying them up won't it mean they'll be on a lot sooner than the several year gap currently being employed ?

and ppl saying it'll give more reasons to pirate, yeah right, everyone pirates it unless its on the same or next day anyway :P

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Mobile Broadband Best Buys

Andy Tunnah

what happened to comments ?

not a suggestion just a massive thank you, my sis' birthday is coming up and the new sprog is stopping her setting up home broadband and was gonna get her mobile as a prezzie, this guide is exactly what i needed

then again its more a present to me, if i get 1 more google-something-for-me phone call i think i'ma kill her ha

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Green Berets to get Judge Dredd computer smart-rifle

Andy Tunnah

bet their eyes hurt

from squinting so hard if they actually engage from that range

just because they have that range doesn't mean they fire from it

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Sky punts 'truly unlimited' 20Mb/s broadband

Andy Tunnah

o reginald, i disagree!

*hugs the creator of AUTH TLS*

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measurements

sorry to double post but why is everyone so obsessed with working it all out as a percentage of something else ?

none of us would get a 2gb limit because we know whats out there and spend more of our time finding stuff rather than clicking links in emails

20mbit (or whatever) with a 2gb limit is excellent for the none-computer savvy home user who has no concept of internet slowdown (who here hasn't been asked to fix the computer because a website loads slow?) because at the end of the day all mine yours and everyone else's mum wants is the latest facebook pics to load instantly so she doesn't panic and wonder why shes got half a face

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Andy Tunnah

a love letter

did nobody read it properly ? it states 2 packages

i have sky and absolutely adore them, if they asked i would probably let em take my brown cherry for the service i get - i'm connected at 14.4mbit, and my downloads are never slow, i regularly download 2tb+ a month..oo i'm all tingly

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Cisco 'forever changes internet' with... a router

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automagically

has now been firmly wedged into my vocabulary

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