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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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Boffin

@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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Pint

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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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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@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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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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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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