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25 posts • joined 29 Mar 2010

UK claims 'significant lead' in drones after Taranis test flight

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Re: It's impressive

I presume your [sic] literate. UK advantage in world science relies on this. IMHO we have world leading scientists but a bit of attention to detail (\LaTeX) re. language is vital. It's what the world expects of the UK.

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Yet ANOTHER Brit MOBE tower BORG: Three and EE ink network-sharing deal

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Re: 2014? Luddite/troll?

Yes - speech is better, and I can now access high speed internet using my 4G phone.

In general, access is improving - to phone/wireless data. People in areas of higher population density benefit first. Some people in our wobbly hilly country who live in high population density areas still haven't got coverage. They will in the end.

Wifi coverage at work is also offering improved access. In the same way, it's not universally immediately available, but it is improving.

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Prime Minister David Cameron in TWITTER HOOKER SHAME

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Re: Cheap at twice the price

Dam' what?

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Re: Thanks for the link

With punctuation like that, your [sic] in good hands

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Whoops! Apple drops kimono, flashes 'FREE' GarageBand for iOS7

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Do you mean "portmanteau"?

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NHS preps spammy mailshots advertising 'BIGGEST medical data grab in HISTORY'

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The assumption appears to be that opting out is the safest option. As things are at the moment, doctors in secondary care will essentially know nothing about you when you're admitted to hospital. This problem needs to be addressed. Oh, and good luck with your tin-foil allergies - you may find that your life ends before that particular intolerance becomes an issue.

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Tesla unveils battery-swapping tech for fast car charging

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Stop

Apples and pears

Not a like for like comparison - a full tank of Tesla will get you 300 miles. 87L of petrol (even in a 2.3L engine) will get you a lot further.

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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!!!!

I hope you're (not your) being ironic - "OED is breaking it's own rules"?

Or "OED braking itz own rulez"?

Troll much?

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4G in the UK? Why the smart money still says 'Meh'

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Axes grinding

Sounds as if author is grinding their axes.

4G on EE is impressively fast (35Mbps down, 20 up, 34ms ping). This leads to a far more pleasant smartphone experience. The coverage in my city is fine. It costs a few quid more than 3G - no more than that - I got 'double data' allowance, kept my Orange loyalty discount and paid £30 up front for the phone. I can tether for the few occasions I need to - and staying within the 2GB limit is not difficult. The iPhone 5 works brilliantly. The battery life is fine.

Relax, dear, it's just a consumer choice, not a religion. Not perfect or right for everyone but great for me and many others.

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Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

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Re: But

Rounded corners good, as is not using aluminium. I have been put off buying a Macbook by their oddly cold, sharp edged form (plus the vague tingling due to some earthing problem I really think they should sort out).

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Fasthosts officially not the best in UK for virtual servers

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Re: S'OK I suppose, unless you need support

linode.

That is all.

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Pope's PR says Vatican in grip of WikiLeaks-style scandal

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FAIL

Re: Murky banking deals

Beautifully rigorous logic there

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Their clogs?

That is all

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Re: KarMa 1 Pope 0

What about the apostrophe transgressions?

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Sleep Cycle

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> Placebo's are concusively proven to work which is why they have to be allowed for in trials.

Placebos are included in randomised controlled trials because they /don't/ work

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New 'plasma lamps' to replace fluorescent bulbs, LEDs

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Liver disease?

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Apple gives green light to Eton solar cell iPhone case

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FAIL

Errm

Couple days? Did you mean "couple of days"?

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Oxford adds woot! to dictionary

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FAIL

See me afterwards

It's crumulEnt, bodoh.

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Rescue mission begins for Hitchhiker's Real Guide

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Niches

I should have thought that H2G2's niche is somewhat smaller than Melvyn Bragg's.

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Ten unlikely iPhone insurance claims

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FAIL

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Head up their what?

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Apple bars radiation nanny from App Store

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FAIL

read that again

epistemological

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Apple's fresh Mac mini stripped naked

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Shocking

Yes, how dreadful, I wish Macs were fanless like PCs.

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Doctors call for NHS Direct review

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It's the same if you're a hospital doctor

It's impossible to get through to GPs to discuss cases with them.

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PDF security hole opens can of worms

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Something you can do

From http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20001792-245.html:

Update April 6 9:15 a.m. PDT: An Adobe spokeswoman replied Monday night with the same statement above and this: "Users can also turn off this functionality in the Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Preferences by selecting > Edit > Preferences > Categories > Trust Manager > PDF File Attachments and clearing the box 'Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications.'"

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Lords: Analogue radio must die

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FAIL

Shakespeare reference?

It's "aerial" FFS, not "ariel". I know we're not supposed to discriminate against illiteracy but that one really gets to me.

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