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* Posts by Spongibrain

23 posts • joined 22 Mar 2010

Climate sceptic? You're probably a 'Birther', don't vaccinate your kids

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Childcatcher

And eating beef from BSE infected herds carries no risk

Where are we on that one ? I'm still waiting for MY symptoms

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Windows 8 tablets unwrapped in Berlin: Dell goes keyless for ARM

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Re: RE: Obviously!

surely Opera and Chrome are both available on ios

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X-com reboot's gameplay showcased

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Alien

RTS ?

I'm sure the game I remember playing was turn based

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Apple launches three-pronged education assault

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And indeed, Cocoa

was some kind of teach-the-kids programming system before it got reused for Object C APIs

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Boffin's wall of BEES shields farms from stampeding elephants

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Facepalm

... also known as KILLER BEES

is it these fellows ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee

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World population's appetite TO DOUBLE by 2050, boffin warns

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WTF?

I think Dickens said it far better than I could

"Oh God! to hear

the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life

among his hungry brothers in the dust!"

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Apple unveils 'World's First Thunderbolt Display'

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Err, so how is this different from the previous version ?

It has a better camera. And is incompatible with DisplayPort sockets.

Is that it ?

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Lloyds aims 15,000 job cuts at IT and back office

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so 7,000 contractors are to be receive early termination

is that in addition to the 15,000 figure ?

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3D-printed bikini goes on sale

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Stop

this should definitely carry NSFW

otherwise we'll get in trouble

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Apple opens iCloud to world+dog

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Holmes

International roaming gets more expensive

Sounds like disabling Cellular Data is going to get even more crippling; what's that going to mean for the next trip to the continent ?

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UK gov to create central procurement team

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Coat

Its common sense to let people buy their own paperclips

As usual, Messers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn got there first ...

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Hubble celebrates 21st with gorgeous galactic 'rose' snap

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Ain't you heard of relativity ?

you can get an AWFUL lot done in a day, if you're moving quickly enough

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Apple frees iOS 4.3 two days before iPad 2 Arrival™

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Gates Horns

M$ want HOW MUCH for a copy of VS2010 Pro ?

$549 last time I looked...

No my free Mac Developer registration won't let me download XCode 4 for now't.

The £3 pricetag is clearly designed to make it an impulse buy.

Yes, that is an unwelcome price hike from £0

But lets get some sense of perspective here ... its still a hell of alot cheaper than Macintosh Programmers Workshop, or even CodeWarrior for that matter

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Oracle spurns Ruby devs for Java love

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ooh not forgetting Erlang and Prolog

...

and CaML

wow !

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that just leaves us with PHP, Python, Groovy, Scala, Clojure (and Java) then

Plenty of languages left...

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Creepy as hell: Facebook developers get to know you better

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Black Helicopters

There are no Trojans on iOS or in the Mac App Store ?

really?

how would you know? I'm don't think their vetting process is foolproof.

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Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery

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economist audio edition podcast

The economist already publish an audio podcast through iTunes.

This is free to print subscribers. Do apple current get a 30% cut on that? I'd assumed not.

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Dubai assassins used email trojan to track Hamas victim

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Not sure Wikipedia can be considered authoritative

especially not for something as emotionally charged as this.

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UK head of online child protection resigns

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Troll

"The business of child-protection"

and the child-protection industry.

As with all businesses, its about driving up demand to meet supply.

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Police told terror ads too terrifying offensive

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Big Brother

There's a few more they can use (assuming Mr Gilliam would let them)

"Don't suspect a friend, report him"

"Be Safe: Be Suspicious"

"Trust in haste, Regret at leisure"

"Loose talk is noose talk"

and how about this one

"It is absolutely right and fair that those found guilty should pay for their periods of detention and the Information Retrieval Procedures used in their interrogation".

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Google experimenting with spy drones, says German maker

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Heart

first to say it... Blurbverts !

We can expect the Burger Cops to be coming soon.

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The iPad will doom humanity to painful bog-roll horror

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Good

Toilet paper is a terrible and unnecessary strain on sewage processing.

We'll all be much better off moving to the Asian water-based system.

Mine's the one with the bucket of water and the small jug in the corner...

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Man could face prison over six second 'extreme porn' clip

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Big Brother

Its 'The Ring' all over again

with an Orwell angle

Hapless victim receives video attachment in Inbox.

Hapless victim clicks on video

7 days later, hapless victim is found locked up in a police cell

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