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Marty McFly wannabes face disappointment with the Hendo Hoverboard

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Pirate

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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IT Angle

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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Headmaster

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

Ex pede Herculem !

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

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@Anonymous Coward 101

LED , Luxury ! We had computers that just delivered electric shocks to our gonads.

(goes back to drinking Chateau de Chassilier)

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Banksy puts down spray can, goes corporate in banksy.com cybersquat brouhaha

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WTF?

Icon you had for this article on the front page

Does that dog have a bazooka?

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'Theoretical' Nobel economics explain WHY the tech industry's such a damned mess

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Fredonia!!

It was originally on the list of possible names

Later popularized by the Marx Brothers

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Qik as mud: Skype adds self-destructing video messages years too late

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WTF?

Qik not on windows phones??

Do I understand this correctly: Microsoft have Qik on most other smartphones but not windows phones.

Is there some problem with developing for a windows phone?

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Re: Demographic

I'm waiting for The Bongster to comment on it

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New e-Signature rules: Shouldn't WE be using it? – Steelie Neelie

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Yes, the EU commissioners are just a bunch of Talking Heads

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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Digital radio

Dumb question:

Which of the competing technologies for digital radio would consume least power; battery life is the key parameter in all handheld devices.

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Re: Broadcast vs. Mobile network.

UDP Lite rather than TCP

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Put down that shotgun: Wi-Fi's the way to beat Zombies

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Pint

linkage

I often see people wandering around supermarkets like zombies.

If in Cardiff they also want BRAINS (the local beer!)

http://www.sabrain.com/beers

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Facebook scammers punt fake 'sexy vid' of Emma Watson

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YouTubers

sort of potato men?

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NASA: Mars satellites menaced by speeding SPACE ALIEN

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Flame

@lawndart

I know somebody at least a couple of astronomer who are steam train aficionados too.

Icon - get stoking lads

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Tesla's Elon Musk shows the world his D ... and it's a MONSTER

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three modes: "normal, sport and insane".

Hmm, maybe it's just me, but I am don't feel any need for an 'insane' level.

Oh wait - it's for the USA market - my bad

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Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

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Terminator

Re: Technically, they aren't being evil...

ho human there - its just an android

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El Reg Christmas Lectures to span space, big data and GCHQ

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record it please

and put it on youtube (or similar)

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

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In South Africa

They just blow them up.

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/atm-bomb-spree-accused-in-court-1.1756346#.VDar-XV53UY

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

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Foxconn exec on iPhone 6: You're BENDING it WRONG

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Zen of Apple

is the sound of one hand - bending a phone

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Leading like Mad Leo: HP's Whitman rolls out Apotheker's PC plan

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"Not all these gambles paid off"

Running for understatement of the year?

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Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing

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Big Brother

Re: Class action law suit

Your hat is heated by ohmic dissipation of the massive mind control rays!

On a serious note: I downloaded this and was planning on trying this out until I read about this keylogger.

NO WAY am I willing to 'try out' a known keylogger.

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Holey? COWL! Boffins build boxes to hold sketchy JavaScript libs

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"Perhaps developers simply shouldn't use unaudited or sketchy-sourced code in production"

I'll go with that one please

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APPLE still building fanbois CULT HQ in Cupertino, it seems

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Alien

Re: Just Wondering

alien ship from Prometheus?

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EU's super-commish for tech: Geo-blocks on cat vids, music – NOT FAIR

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Joke

the right to be forgotten has to stay as an exception.

He obviously forgot what he said in the first part of the statement

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CONSUMERISM IS PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE: Die now, pay later

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Unhappy

Re: The history of civilisation

'Real wealth' is having enough material resources to maintain health and comfort.

That can be an estate, a marketable skill or POWER TO FORCE PEOPLE TO OBEY YOUR WILL;

It isn't getting the latest 'shiny'.

Problem is, very few are wealthy

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Best Buy preps for a Hero4 welcome just in time for Christmas

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is it only me

I saw that as a 'Herod' welcome for Christmas.

For those unfamiliar with the Bible: lots of fury ending in slaughter

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OMG!! With nothing but MACHINE TOOLS, STEEL and PARTS you can make a GUN!!

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Re: Homemade firearms are an old tradition

Błyskawica!

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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new meme

can we have a 4 yorkshiremen icon please

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HEVC patent prices are out. Look who's NOT at the codec party: Microsoft and Google

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Go

Just how much better is HEVC

I wonder when a codec is 'good enough'?

Is it much more compact? Or much better dynamic range? or what?

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Holster

Would iphone fanbois be cool with a holster ?

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Hipster chimps are SLAVES to the latest social trends

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hipster chimps

They already have the facial hair

All they need are big glasses and an ironic hat

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job

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Cost/person

If we divide up the cost per user so far would it have bought them a car or a house?

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Microsoft boss Nadella makes fleeting visit to China for conciliatory competition talks

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Trollface

20 day deadline

anyone know if they released it on time without patches coming later?

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Internet of Stuff: Chip rivals try to stop Cortex-M7 from flexing ARM’s muscle

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IPv6 ?

Will this force usage of IPv6 soon? If so it might be a boon.

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Kenyan court case could sound death knell for mobile money

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Unhappy

also used in South Africa

Although not as widely as in Kenya used because of the banking regulations - the banks saw them coming!

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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Re: have an upvote

I would make exceptions for Prokofiev, Shostakovich Rachmaninoff and some Stravinsky

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Cisco splats Bash bug in busy swatting season

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Re: For all those "but router switches use BusyBox!"

But I was under the impression that the shell in busybox was 'ash'.

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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Water water everywhere

We have observed the spectral line of water vapour (at 22GHz) in star forming regions since 1969. It is hardly new.

There is a lot of water out there - it is hardly surprising if some turned up late.

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Megaphone

What about dynamic range?

Bits/sample can be just as important as samples/sec.

For 'pop' there is little dynamic range (everything is LOUD) but for lots of classical (particularly 19th century) there are very large volume changes involved.

Icon: you need a good speaker system to tell the difference

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Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city

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Pint

prior art!

http://brokensecrets.com/2012/04/26/there-is-a-beer-pipeline/

http://fall2012scmtransportationblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/beer-pipelines/

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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Re: Gigabit over copper?

I'l raise your cat6 with a cat7 - what do you say to that

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Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

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FAIL

"The use of shells for CGI was discouraged since the mid 90s."

Who the hell sets up servers allowing bash to be available.

There are chroot options, restricted shell options and other sandboxing if you NEED a shell at all.

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Court flushes VirnetX's $368m check from Apple down the toilet

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Trollface

'hoarder' ?

Do Trolls hoard?

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Apple gives fanbois The Sweetest Thing: A delete button for that U2 album

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Re: 1st World Problems

Trouble with gift horses is that they still defecate in your lawn.

Don't give people shit they don't want

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Tough luck, Zuck! Man who claimed to own half of Facebook has fraud trial delayed six months

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Megaphone

Re: Maybe Fogg needs a ruling of a different kind

I think that anybody who says they are half-responsible for starting facebook should be ashamed of themselves.

That goes for Zuck too.

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Bank IT bod accused of stealing $40 MEEELLION from employer

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Alert

Re: Pffft, Amateurs!

s/wrong/right/

FTFY

Iceland knew what to do with their bankers!

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