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Who on Earth would buy a digi-watch? Answer: NUDISTS - in their millions

illiad

Re: "Nudists have no pockets to carry around a phone"

erm... better wrap it in a 'mac' - most aren't waterproof!!...

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Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

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Da Weezil

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postcodes in google are very unreliable!! but if you seach on stret name or building name, much better... some disagreement maybe??

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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quadrillion?

I do wish peeps would use a proper numbering system!! >:(

1. (Mathematics) (in Britain) the number represented as one followed by 24 zeros (1024). US and Canadian word: septillion

(1000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)

2. (Mathematics) (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros

(1000,000,000,000,000)

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quadrillion

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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Re: "hard core of folks"

But what on earth must people be on to still use bloody Vista?!!

I put win7 on a friends laptop, she liked it..... until she tried a lot of her old apps - she has a large database of here LPs... didn't work so well...

then her old canon scanner - not recognised!!

her son put vista on, and then they all worked!!! stupid MS, removing all the drivers!!

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Re: @Splodger

"Internet Explorer" ?? those are relatively intelligent.... LOL

most just call it 'google' or whatever the home page was set!!!

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

illiad

Re: Why use an unsuitable tool in the first place?

hey, you may be the writer, but you need to be GOOD to the publisher!! do you want to earn any money from your work???? that means stuff he can read *easily*, not full of tons of errors... any excuse he can give NOT to use your work!!! :(

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Best shot: Coffee - how do you brew?

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cafetiere

no sign of the cafetiere.. or is this a reverse aeropress?? My mum used the cona, but not for a busy family - simpler to buy the 'self-contained' filter coffee..

If you dunno, the cafetiere is simple pot about 1 or 2 cup capacity, fill with ground beans and boiling water, then push down the filter when done, and just pour out the coffee! :)

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Re: Madam Blå

have you tried googling it?? only swedish sites, and not much sign of how it works... link or explanation please... :)

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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

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and IJC works for MS.. :) :P

successful?? take a look at how 'known' linux was a few years ago.. now almost everyone knows what ubuntu means... :)

successful? look at nokia.... MS thought they were onto a good thing... that is why they sacked 18,000, most of them ex-nokia employees.... :/

powershell?? dunno who uses it - certainly not those in offices, or at home...

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

illiad

my 2 cents....

I think the problem is the management of these big companies has NO CLUE about the software... they only recognise it from a business financial direction.. that is most likely why Nokia went for MS.. they just thought a big company would save their financial asses!! not much hope recently!!! :P

Increasingly it is big management that makes the decisions, and as Linux is not that big financially, it does not get their attention... that is why us techs have to use the 'industry standard' that has become over bloated, and sort out the managers PC cos he has no clue about it....

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

illiad

If you want to get *proper* espresso..

you need to go to Portugal .. spain or france may do it, but I dont know personally..

And then DO NOT go to the big shops that sell 'english friendly water' :P :)

find a small cafe outside town, where the Portuguese go to drink espresso!

http://www.grapes-grain.com/blog/2014/5/13/researching-coffee-in-porto

http://www.danielle-abroad.com/2013/03/modern-porto.html

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

illiad

as many say...

3D was meant to be the game changer when it started..... not much now....

I'll wait 6 or 12 months to see 'disappointing sales of 4K' reports then.... :/

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Re: Speaking as a CRT user...

yeah I have a small samsung.. But the menu system is a bit odd... works perfectly well though, no stoopid features, just good TV... :)

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

illiad

Re: wrong biology!!!!!

oops sorry, in Japanese its..

性器、外陰部、子宮

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wrong biology!!!!!

they are infected with WRONG american ideas! PLEASE learn the CORRECT one!!! >:-(

http://www.feministmidwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BeatriceBiology.jpg

in chinese - use google translate..

陰部,外陰,子宮

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Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

illiad

mind reading???

people have been doing basically the same thing for **decades** ..... the brain and body works using small electrical currents, so concentrating hard on something produces more - the software just has to differentiate the slight difference in the noise produced.. and I guess its more from the eye muscles!!!

Its called and ECG or EEG- ask google about it! or look here (research goes back to 1970s..)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain%E2%80%93computer_interface

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D-Wave disputes benchmark study showing sluggish quantum computer

illiad

Re: Seems they are playing the old school definition of a "computer"

well however much you like Douglas, it is NOT the right answer.....:P :/

the real problem is 22 divided by 7.. how long does it take, to get 1 million digits..... :P :D

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illiad

historically....

when the PCI-E bus came out, it seemed too complex and slow.... and everyone said all the other new buses were better, PCI-E was more expensive, sometimes even slower....

then CPU speeds increased, memory got a lot better, and they improved the PCI-E architecture...

I think you know who the winner is today..... :p

when they manage to get a 'pc-standard' basic test going on the D-Wave, then we will get something believable...

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Re: A bicycle with a Ferrari exterior?

huh, most large vid & pic sites have limited their access speed, to prevent acces problems..

only *proper* way to check the d/l speed is to download a linux distro...

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

illiad

Re: Optional extra

well, dont just shove it all in yer gob!! :D :D

FIRST you separate the fatty part, and eat the lean part!!

note you do NOT need oil in the pan, the bacon provides it's own natural stuff!! :)

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illiad

Re: obligatory Al Murray vid!!! :)

Is that what you poor people think bacon is??????? :O

click this for a proper picture!!!

http://community.o2online.ie/o2ie/attachments/o2ie/15/7162/1/fried-bacon-rashers-two-pairs-thumb6725749.jpg

don't need anything else except a good fry-pan on the cooker for it..... :P :P

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ER, the WHY is the same reason most people cannot do without coffee...

or google "pavlov's dog" may help more??? :)

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illiad

Re: Hunger....

ahhhh... :) you obviously do not have a loving partner, to put some bacon on for you... this is mainly what al murray has, in the YT clip... :p

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obligatory Al Murray vid!!! :)

proof of bacon!!! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEQmfqnKZw

yes, even veggies love the smell, it goes back to our original ancestry, where finding food just to be able to survive was the main thing! WHY do you think we have pointed, sharp teeth that are good at ripping flesh, and not the large flat type that cows use, more effective at chewing vegetable matter???

when primates came down from the trees, they found that the reason tigers etc have much more energy due to the food they eat!! :)

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

illiad

Re: Far too creepy Tesco

dude, if you use a debit or credit card, then **ALL** the places you use it will know **everything**...

ANY mobile phone you use, will tell you where you are, and what you say...

the only way to avoid it is to put lots of cash under your mattress, and live in a cave out of sight...

Just one problem, Banknotes get changed now and then, so if you do not use them for very long, your millions of notes will soon be worth **NOTHING** !!!!

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Grad student creates world's thinnest wires – just three atoms wide

illiad

and here is a reference!!

http://scaleofuniverse.com/

move slider to left, see the *smallest* thing in the universe :E

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Brain surgery? Would sir care for a CHOC-ICE with that?

illiad

IT is easy???

It's only easy when the small stuff still works... just you try that when a small wifi driver crashes, and windows refuses to re-install, as it thinks it still works, though you can see otherwise!!

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illiad

Re: A very informative headline.

It has always been recognised that *experience* is far better than certificates... BUT management is getting stupider, needing the bits of paper!! and then asking for a school leaver with 10 years of experience????

the worst is where the job is specified far too high, and it seems far too simple in the actual job description... :/

A friend went for a job as a SQL DBASE programmer - and all he was doing was typing numbers into excel... when asked, the guys themselves did not know what they were for!!!

So after a couple of months, making up Dbases himself, to relive the boredom, he left...

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illiad

Re: Wot IT shortage?

It depends *what* kind of IT you want... I have been repairing electronics since I was 12, and then computers when they came along, where I can diagnose and resolve in minutes...

But I will retire in only 2 years, my experience is mainly in the education sector, so I find all the jobs are management, or design... and my advisor said employers may frightened off by my packed CV, or just think I would leave them later!!!

I think maybe my appearance may also be the problem.. I look like a 30 year old.. they just dont believe me...

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That's right, MICROSOFT is an ANDROID vendor after Nokia gobble

illiad

Re: "contact centers and local Nokia Care points."

'Nokia Care points' bit early just yet... it will be like another 'care branding'... LOL

-- {phone shop name}

----- help with your phone - Apple sir?? right this way $ )

-------- android

------------- nokia care {soon with Microsoft!!! :E

------------------older phones

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illiad

Re: Or maybe

but still LOADS of people out there who have no clue, *only* go to facebook, have their nose firmly connected to MS... :)

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illiad

Re: nothing new

'Microsoft has won with Windows 7' ??? that it no longer publicizes... win8 is all it *sells* now... you can get legal win7 discs from everyone else, though... unless they are stoopid/ being bribed by MS/ think HUGE blocky GUI is great... :/

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Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln

illiad

Re: re "said that holdout XP users will be moving onto dangerous ground "

Its quite simple... Linux has TOO MANY 'versions', some wildly different! - Android is made to run on *particular* hardware. (If you do know one that I run on windows NOW, do tell... and no I do not mean VM!)

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Win XP usage down but not out as support cutoff deadline looms

illiad

Re: Genuine Question

problem is, they have no clue what those are, its not 'Microsoft certified' That is why they stick with the over bloated adobe, when there are much better, nicer, smaller, faster alternatives about.. :( :(

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

illiad

only the paranoid use lightbulbs... the intelligent use FL bulbs or LED bulbs.. and you find that 90% just want a TV to watch programmes, not the fancy stuff...

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

illiad

Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ? @ AC

Licences???? surely the person needing to upgrade his PC has **already** got the licences, when he **bought** the software????

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illiad

Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ?

... just please note that in the hands of a *utter newbie" , the chances of *totally* ruining computer/ windows/ contents of whole disk is very high, due to randomly pressing buttons...

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illiad

Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ?

that may be so, but a LOT of info was left out!!! If he said what you did, he would not be treated badly.. :)

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Web inventor Berners-Lee: I so did NOT see this cat vid thing coming

illiad

Re: Whatever.

'same as' is not 'actual' :/ do try to find the difference between a 'protocol' and a 'naming system' ...

you DO know what I mean, I hope???

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Boffins build bendy screen using LEDs just THREE atoms thick

illiad

How DUMB are you??? draw a squiggle on paper with your pen.. is this 2D or 3D???

2D of couse!! UNTIL you put it under a very powerful microscope, and see the globules of ink, sitting on top of paper...

http://33bits.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/blankpaperupclose.jpeg

'flat' paper is 3D close up!

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

illiad

wait for Nokia X...

when it is *actually* in the shops, we will see how 'hackable' it is... could be disappointing though, it may not be as good as reputation says.... :/

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

illiad

Re: Never mind that - the BIIIG point is...

will you be able to replace the launcher??? (before you moan, I have no clue, roight?????)

The BIG thing no-one is saying about cheap android tablets, is the launcher is the MOST basic... :(

- Put 'go launcher' on, it becomes at least usable... :P

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Boffins: You'll see, TWITTERNET! We'll get the TRUTH out of you...

illiad

lie detector???

she cannae take the strain, capn!!!!!

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PSST! New PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled are out there – and will be into 2015, at least

illiad

where are these *win7* PCs???

All I see are "win8 downgraded to win7" - so no PROPER win 7 licence on the box!!! and the install is already activated, using an OEM licence , so if you have a company image that has to be loaded (all the software, tweaks, etc, etc that would normally take *hours* per PC!), then a call to MS is needed... :(

Home users are not safe either.. what if win7 crashes and burns a few years later??? with a licence on the box, no problem... :)

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

illiad

Re: Selling Windows 7 is like selling an iPhone 5

very true...

BUT the problem with Linux is it's users... at least mint and ubuntu is 'getting there'...

"get Linux, its free" they say.. about as confusing as saying 'get a car' YES, your sisters/brothers/ partners/ moms/ dads car is 'as free as Linux... BUT its not as easy to work as your bicycle or scooter!!! LOL and when Linux goes wrong, you cannot ask relatives for help!!

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hey our sales have DOUBLED :)

We sold our SECOND phone this month!!!! LOLOLOL

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Rotten to the core: Apple’s 10 greatest FAILS

illiad

their biggest feature was 'ignorance'..

doing it all their way, and saying its the best... if you want to send a file to a friends phone (AND you don't know or want to 'hack' it!!) you just send it to the internet, and tell your friend to download it...

- when your non-iphone friends just bluetooth the file, and get it in *seconds* without waiting for problems due to bad signal, slow internet, no credit on phone... :(

BTW apple laptops CAN do bluetooth file transfer... :/ ??

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

illiad

Re: This time Microsoft has gone too far

'If Piracy was hurting their bottom line' ???? THIS is the company that took **6 months** to realise win 8 was not selling that well.... :O :P

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Ditch IE7 and we'll give you a FREE COMPUTER, says incautious US firm

illiad

Re: Unfortunately no matter ....

memory hog??? how much memory have you got??? 4gig or more???

Do you know WHY IE is sloww?? it loads every page , *every* time, even the *same* one...

want MUCH faster page loading?? give up a TINY bit of your MASSIVE ram to store those pages, for it to load while you are reading one...

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illiad

Re: No Brainer

I think he forgot the 'sarcasm' tag... :D

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