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Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

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Trollface

field

They are trying to recreate the Apple Reality Distortion field

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As-a-service upstarts will KILL OFF THE CORPORATES?

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Headmaster

@Getriebe

s/allude/elude/

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NEWSFLASH: You may ALREADY have seen Steve Jobs' willy

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FAIL

Casting

He looks nothing like Steve Jobs. Why not pick an actor with at least a passing resemblance.

It peeves me to see actors cast for well known historical characters who they don't even faintly resemble.

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FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

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fat vs terrorism

Stand back ! I have a bacon butty and I know how to use it! And I have a drink to wash it down

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

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Megaphone

LOUD

I must get one for the wife as she always puts her phone at the bottom of her handbag, which seems to be almost soundproof.

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

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Re: well, that's a relief

3) has to be close to the beach for seawater cooling system!

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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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@JetSetJim see Terminator II

perhaps a reference to John Connor's foster father getting the blade from the T1000 as he drinks low fat milk.

Moral: don't drink low fat milk near a terminator. Stick to beer - just hand over clothes and motorbike when asked.

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Greening the copper with NFV, lower power optics from GreenTouch

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greening copper

hydrochloric acid will do the trick

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Re: Panic!

Tinfoil -ha!

I'm going for an underground Faraday cage with diesel generator

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/print-version/meerkat-telescope-project-south-africa-2014-05-16

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Northern Ireland website leaves front door open, spills users' data

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WTF?

Re: Dún an doras

Also a Czech celtic music group.

Icon - Czech Irish music??

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Sixteen shades of grey survive Viennese quantum optics test

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grey?

grey has nothing to do with it, but I suppose '16 distinct OAM states' doesn't sound cool.

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Groupon flees from army of angry GNOMES: Trademark bid for 'Gnome' tab scrapped

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Re: You need random names like XKCD now

Lots of other fruits left.

I suggest Durian - as it stinks so much; to quote wikipedia:

"The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage"

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MoD releases code to GitHub: Our Ideaworks... sort of

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has anybody used it ?

Sounds a nice idea, but has anyone here experienced it?

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Japan: Land of cheap booze and slippers in the office

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Japanese wife

I heard that Japanese women prefer to marry foreigners, as the Japanese salarymen have no work/life balance.

Any comments?

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Emoticons blast three security holes in Pidgin :-(

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Novell Groupwise

Always brings back bad memories. Please avoid mentioning them

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Who rules the ‘net, when will we see Oculus Rift and should tech tycoons REALLY be homeless?

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PLAYMOBILE please

I would prefer Playmobile news readers.

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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racism

Funnily enough most South Africans (of all skin shades) think Nigerians are crooks.

I even knew Nigerian who warned me about Nigerians!

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Dub pioneer Rupie Edwards' Ire Feelings – 40 years on

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@Elmer Phud

I feel a touch of the 4 Yorkshiremen coming on

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Piketty-Poketty-Poo: Some people are JUST ITCHING to up tax to capital ...

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Unhappy

Different perspective from the UK

I have worked in the Netherlands where they DO tax your savings (except if towards a pension)

so:

- If you have a bank account they ASSUME you get 4% return, and then want 30% of that (i.e 1.2%) EVEN if you don't get 1.2% interest on it.

- If you own a house outright they want to tax an hypothetical return that you would get by renting it out. Our tax advice was never to pay off a mortgage, since keeping one we would not own the house and could get mortgage relief on earnings or pensions

The game is totally different for corporations & multinationals.

I am just pointing out that some governments think otherwise about savings.

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HOT YOUNG STAR about to GIVE BIRTH, long range images show

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Re: Just me, or does this look like a star test?

ALMA is an INTERFEROMETER, not a large dish.

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

It produces images using Fourier transforms of the sampled mutual coherence function

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FTC tells 'scan to email' patent troll: Every breath you take, every lie you make, I'll be fining you

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WTF?

scan to email

But if I scan to a (temporary) file , and then email that file would that be covered?

Surely that is what is happening in the background anyway?

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Interstellar: An awesome sci-fi spectacle – just cut the hamminess, please

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Re: Why does humanity deserve to survive?

I'll pick lager

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

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Alert

Re: Er no, not yet

They are talking about me BEHIND MY BACK!!

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Wind farms make you sick claims blown away again

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Re: Not just windmill nutters

wind blowing past & through the struts of the mast cause it to vibrate.

You would need to check its resonant frequencies - they could in the infrasound region.

check out some values

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/waves/string.html#c2

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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I propose Erta Ale for a place for such

also known as the 'Gateway to Hell'. Just parachute them in.

The locals are also known to be hostile to oustiders

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Canonical pushes LXD, its new mysterious drug for Linux containers

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Re: Sounds like cloning Solaris containers

Yes they look like clones of the Solaris stuff

- but with more BUZZWORDS (GO, Openstack, Containers)

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Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

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Re: Power problems?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/wind-up-charger

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Spooky GHOST LIGHT reveals DEAD GALAXIES torn apart over 6 BEEELLION years

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@Martin Budden

It would even be a hell of a long way for any form of communication. We could chat with nearby neighbours (if there are any) over a timescale of decades. For them it would take many millenia.

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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turf

Can be dried and used as a fuel.

http://lawrencecollection.com/photo/gathering-the-turf/

Maybe needed soon in the UK (lucky there are still peat bogs).

Icon: home heating at the end of the 21st century

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The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers

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Re: Olé olé olé

I never saw any good justification for OLE in Powerpoint. Surely an image of the spreadsheet (maybe JPEG or PNG) would be fine. I have never seen anyone use a spreadsheet to actually calculate anything inside a powerpoint presentation.

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Making an entrance: Remote door-opening tech

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@Nigel Whitfield

Something like a Mul-T-Lock maybe?

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This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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@Monty Cantsin

You mean Carbon fibre–reinforced polymer? As in a carbonized Polyacrylonitrile in an epoxy resin?

Sounds like plastic to me.

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Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

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@Pen-y-gors

Sadly idiots are plentiful; idiots with that sort of cash to throw around less so.

I still think it is a crap business model.

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Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness

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Re: eco-friendly lead-free solder, heh?

Surely it depends on which lead-free solder you use. There are many options and it is up to an engineer to pick an appropriate one and verify the process that solders components to the motherboard. Both are Apple's responsibility.

By the way - anyone know which solder they chose?

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

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Re: After 10 years of waiting

Most are still recovering from shock and concussion after falling off their chairs

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MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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Re: Strange correlations

easy: cheese gives you nightmares - nightmares get you tangled in bedsheets!

Its easy to dream up reasons for correlations if you try hard. The trouble is that it doesn't make them correct.

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Cray-cray Met Office spaffs £97m on VERY AVERAGE HPC box

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Re: The best weather forecasting...

You need a distributed Beowulf cluster of oldies!

Much cheaper than MET office hardware and will run on tea and biscuits.

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Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins

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Re: Non-MS platforms

There is no interoperable SIP, Skype is a proprietary protocol

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Intel bods to detail RSA birko crypto man-in-the-middle diddle

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WTF?

version 1.5

Doesn't that date from the 90's ??

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Lumia 830: Microsoft hopes to seduce with slim 'affordable' model

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meh

that's all for this phone

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FATTIES: Boffins say their miracle sunshine skin cream 'prevents obesity'

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Re: Akin Descriptor, no?

exposure to sunlight - hardly happens at all to nerds living in mother's basement.

Perhaps mice are the perfect test subject

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

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global versus local

Global is great for commodity stuff but (to get back to the bookcase example) we went to a local firm to get one made to fit in our specific house.

If local business wants to survive they will have to go for tailor-made solutions to specific needs. If not going full-on Jermyn Street at least to alterations to jeans (I can never buy ones that fit).

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Guns don't scare people, hackers do: Americans fear identity theft more than shooting sprees

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Re: Elephant in the room

Don't shoot an elephant with anything less than a hunting rifle. It pisses them off.

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Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes

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Re: Water

Seawater maybe

Ahoy me hearties ; hoist the mainsail and away we hover!

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OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

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Unhappy

to quote Einstein

'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.'

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Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)

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Re: Do they sell...

Perhaps the whole Whizzo Quality Assortment

IT angle: too much software is like the "Spring Surprise"

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Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ – NOT Snowden

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Big Brother

As William S Burroughs said

sometimes paranoia's having all the facts

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Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...

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4 yorkshiremen

"But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor."

So the government has an easy fix to increase happiness - make everyone poor!

... oh that explains everything

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Nobody wants to look at your boobs: Snapchat gets ads 'that interest you'

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WTF?

Re: Fun?

Confirmation

I have seen several adverts from the last 10 years where I am given no clue about what the product is.

Occasionally it is not even clear what the product name is.

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Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE

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Re: I think you could infer anything from one fossil bone.

Ex pede Herculem !

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