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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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Re: Mornington Crescent

er, that was then, this is now, where the assembled comedians quite often talk rubbish, while trying get a solution..

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Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

very much an IT Crowd in joke.. see

www.digitalspy.co.uk/fun/news/a610862/its-nerdageddon-man-wears-it-crowd-t-shirt-on-countdown.html

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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2 stars, 6 if the music is removed..

Just saw it at the Kingston odeon.. about a tenner.. :)

If you are desperate to see it, bring earplugs!! the 'background' music is thunderous and pointlessly laid on... :(

REMOVE the music, it is 'fairly' average scifi movie... I would wait for it on cable/sky, so I can record & see it with sound muted, so I can see what happened when I was too deafened to follow some parts... :(

Dont worry, good ending, but some may not understand most of the 'tech'..

The 'setup' was a bit much, how can a whole planet have fantastic technology, robots, etc, and decide to misinform people about space, due to lack of food/ crops?? -- that seemed to be in abundance through the film??? we have the tech TODAY, to '3d print' a burger...

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Re: 3hrs in IMAX?

and WHERE is your local cinema?? Cineworld can be a lot cheaper than Odeon...

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Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's

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Re: Don't think you meant that...

I guess the brains are already on holiday??? the proper word is 'resolution' guys... and did no one managed to get a size??? NYtimes did ...

820.2 feet long and 39.3 feet tall, waddaya mean, metres???? :)

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Re: I missed the end!

WHAT are you doing here if you dont want spoilers????

repeated on 13 nov - set your recorder manually so you dont miss it...

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Re: It pains me to say this (naaah)

"Whether he hit the delete button or not should be irrelevant since the Cybermen have never required their converts to agree to conversion and have always turned the inhibitor on."

That was missy, NOT cybermen..

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Re: It pains me to say this (naaah)

Its that L word, saved the day plus...:)

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review land generates click bait, lies...

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Re: Clara as The Doctor...

it stopped the cybermen didnt it???? :)

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Got a STRAP-ON? Remember to TAKE IT OFF at WORK

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Re: Cunt Dracula

dont be a wimp and look! If you did not KNOW its a dildo, you would thinks its part of your kids puppet set...

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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

DAB Radio is a standard, like FM Radio...

http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-dab-radio

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

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

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

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting, not hardware!!

http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-dab-radio

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Re: Don't forget the Moto-G FM radio

The Samsung galaxy S2 has a FM radio, you need to plug in the headphones that are used as an antenna..

Newer models use DAB radio, through the internet connection - if you want to use it all day you will need a sizeable data contract to keep it going...

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Re: Android Experience

well do you want something to show off to your airhead mates, or something that does the job YOU want it to do???

think hard what you REALLY need and search for the spec here..

http://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3

If you just want a PDA/phone/ read some docs, PDFs , websites etc most will do..

BUT if you need to do easy printouts at the office, what you really need is a small netbook... (

Until a cellphone / tablet will just print out a large spreadsheet or document from office2013 from the big network server to the big office printer, it is not really good enough..

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Re: "Querty Keyboards"

look more likely righty was confused with lefty... :) :P

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Re: Dear Sony.

yeh, then when you are halfway through your 24 month contract, they increase all your charges, or you move to where there is ZERO covrage.... LOL

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OpenSUSE 13.2: Have your gecko and eat your rolling distro too

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Re: testing...

um you DO know how to google, I hope??? (its the very first result... :) )

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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: "...a big screen cinema..."

that's why i go at lunch, when most of those are working!!

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

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" individual cells have been found to be viable at least 17 days after death"

only trouble is, the brain that feels the pain, dies after a few minutes...

please dont confuse 'timelord tech' with real life, at least until it's possible, in a few millennia... :P

Another 'problem' .. - Danny's body is still in the morgue.. It is his mind that is in 3W.. some kind of 'matrix' thing...

but as the doc said..."fakery!!" :)

Babylon 5 had similar.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Hunter_%28Babylon_5%29

so next week the doc has to kill the Cybermen, reverse the 3W, and rescue Danny... though he may just 'wake up' in the morgue... :P

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erm I dont think clara knew that...

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Re: Was I the only one...

you need to say that to a soldier that has just come back from Iraq... soldiers are under orders... :(

what would YOU do, when a 7 year old is shooting to kill???

what would you do, when the enemy uses young children to cover their targets etc???

they seem to have no problem putting their children in the line of fire..

they also have huge propaganda that make them believe that the military fighting them are 'devils that eat their own children'... to say nothing about suicide bombers...

And GUYS!!! PLEASE! the people that come to this country are *mostly* peace loving, trying to escape the horrors in the country they came from...

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

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At least someone has explained why Hershey's is so so good, due to strict labelling!! :)

the idiots in UK are so used to cheap 'milk chocolate' that they cannot stand the proper dark stuff!!

The french call it Vegelait as it has more oil than choc !!LOL

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

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And all the blowhards shout 'why dont you use linux???'

the comments on here is a good reason why!!!! >:(

The reason why windows, apple, android sells, is it has ONE design, ONE desktop type, ONE simple thing to install...

and how many different designs, desktops, install types does linux have, that you need to make a decision about????

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Put a CUP in it!! :) no need for towels..

you poor sensitive souls, do not click link if you cannot stand ADULT stuff... LOL

http://www.ohjoysextoy.com/mooncup/

also far less chance of infections... :)

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Re: This'll never work

... and you are definitely a moonstruck lunatic if you think the moon has ANYTHING to do with it... :)

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Re: This'll never work

well I hate to disappoint, but women have been going to space since the 1960's... I'm sure they know what happens by now... so do tell me, do you regularly have chats with your mate's about 'how to pee' ???? LOL

that must be difficult in zero gravity.... LOL

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Re: joke maybe, but you have a point

erm he wasn't talking about clothes!!! ANY man knows, if your equipment isnt clean enough to function properly, its no good to anyone... A thick layer of grease is ok for the mechanical stuff, but ...

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

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Re: The Register is becoming a bit of a killjoy

you heard of YMMV ???

and the TV guide does not help...

'an enemy that exists beyond human perception' ?? no, it was '2 dimensional' perfectly easy to 'see' by all the people in the episode...

'doctor in the tiny tardis' - No, as any DrWho fan knows, the tardis exists outside earth's dimension, so it may look small, but inside it is normal sized... it is just the door that changes size.. the *outside* of the tardis gets so small she can put it in her handbag!! :)

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Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

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Re: rant-like journalism

semantics, semantics... {rolleyes}

what is your definition of 'evolution' ?? Just put two good things together and expect a good result??

Two intelligent people have kids, and you may find that NOT all of them are intelligent...

two very average people have kids, some of them may be more intelligent, some not..

how does natural selection work??? the moth 'just decides' it will change its spots???

sorry, but things have to DIE to evolve... the offspring of the original moth had varying spot patterns...

... you do know that the moth only lives for three weeks?? it may seem a short life to you, but...

Nature *selected* that the moths that were more visible to its prey were much easier to be killed...

Those that were not killed, of course had kids... and those kids that were not killed, went on to make more 'evolved to the environment' kids...

and of course we do not let 'weak' humans die... :/

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Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software

Its NOT that its 'broken'... they think it is great... I doubt very much that they use it day after day though..

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Re: er, people ARE forced to use Microsoft software...

sorry, but my company is not very rich, unlike most.... it is licensed charity, using mostly volunteers.. and I am one of only 4 people who have any clue about computers!!!

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"Would a medical facility consider using a copy of **preview** Windows 10, in anticipation of future conversion to Windows 10"

Only in the same way a chief MD would get their 15 year old daughter to work as a nurse there!!!

- "hey she knows all the stuff, she is quite often with me on my round - she will qualify in only a few years!!!! :) "

I am sure the FINAL win 10 will be much better then!!! the feedback is for YOU to tell MS what you want!!

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Re: rant-like journalism

um, evolution is mostly dead...

If you don't know how evolution works, it is 'survival of the fittest, able to pass their genes to their children..'

In this modern society, even the old and sick, the lazy, the diseased and incapable, are given lifesaving treatments...

In the wild, the above will all die, and those that survive due to being resistant , fast to avoid predators, stronger to beat others, then pass this on to their children.. therefore evolution makes stronger, more able, healthier animals.. this will take many lifetime to see any effect..

A recent example is a particular moth, normally with a black/ white mottled wings, made it home on a factory roof- after a few generations, its wings changed to mostly black, to fit in with the black roof - so its main predator, birds, could not see them easily... :)

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Re: Windows 10 who cares?

yes, MS.. PLEASE have a close look at how Firefox and it addons work... eg adblock etc..

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Re: How easy is it to turn on in the release version?

IF you are talking about win10, it is NOT a beta... it is a PREVIEW, NOT even an alpha!!!

of course, the RC version is **MONTHS** away... you have more hope of predicting 20C heat for next month, than what the RC will be like... :P

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er, people ARE forced to use Microsoft software...

If you work for a big company, management are just TOO frightened to NOT use microsoft...

when we switched to the latest Office, this poor IT guy, here, had to go round and enable not just compatibility mode, but styles and fonts that everyone used, so letters still were standard...

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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compulsory voting may give those lazy people a kick, to vote for something they want, but it may take a few years after they realise the current party keeps staying in office, that they realize they need to take *action* to remove him!!

I see so many moaning about govt, I tell them well you didn't vote, so you have no power!!!

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If you really want to freak her out...

say its delivered by tubes, basically a large long hole... LOL LOL

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White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

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Re: It's a PHYSICS award

:) you forgot to say his link..

http://www.thinkyusa.com/commentary/upload_images/image2-1%20LED-xsection_eng.jpg

ONLY has blue LEDs in it!! :)

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Re: Best hope for energy consumption, Pt.2

yes, when its dark, its sooo much easier to mug someone....

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Re: Light preference

You can make all the lux, lumen whatever calcs you want, but average people use a standard incandescent filament bulb wattage, as they have been used for ages...

A bright office is good so you can your work properly, but after work you need to rest your eyes...

Incandescents are all that have been used for ages...There is nothing 'traditional' or 'cosy' about it!! that is all the average person had!! >:(

... unless you are rich enough to have a large place with space for huge strip-lights...

CFL came out in 1985, and took about 5 years to become vaguely affordable to normal people!

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Re: At least the blue LED has a solid, real world application...

The REAL trick.....

Is how to separate the graphene from the sellotape!!!! :? :D

Homer, do you REALLY think they actually do that???? >:(

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Re: Switch off Hinckley Point

... and when everyone is driving an electric car, we will NEED Hinckley Point to provide the extra power to charge them!!!! :D :D

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Re: Won't reduce the need for power stations in the US

The load isn't the main problem! how many times have you changed a light bulb?? for me that would have been 2 or 3 times a year!

I put all CFL in 10 years ago, the first went bad only a couple of years ago... the only other changes I have done is upgrade one to 'fast switch on' type...

I am still waiting for a decent 1000lumen (similar to 75 watt filament) here in UK..

the best is 870 lumen, roughly like 50W... not worth me spending 20 quid on! :)

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Re: "However, from what we know about human behaviour"

blue LED porn? haven't you got a bluray drive to play it???? LOL

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Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express

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Re: Too many simple faults....

"none of these experts is expert enough to be able to tell a hologram from a real person"

you don't think they KNEW, and were just 'playing along' ??? LOL

Have you ever seen 'experts' fighting each other for a solution??? how juvenile.... no they observe, discuss, etc...

if you dont know what they are watching, you must be dumb...

if the 'mummy' looked just a plain soldier, he would be ignored!!!

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Re: Are you my mummy?

its not that 'he may die' - ANY who fan knows that!!!

its the way he manipulated the 'emotional state' of the 'victim' to solve the case...

pay more attention!!! :)

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Re: Chrome,,,,YUK!

It is **brainless** managers that are too afraid of 'non-MS ' that do it... :(

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