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Google files patent for eyewear that SHOOTS LASERS

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I think people said the same about Tablet computers too.

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Google's JavaScript assassin: Web languages are harder than VMs

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Of Course!

The best thing to replace JS, a browser-specific language without decent dev tools, is not an existing language used across desktop & server platforms with a mature set of tools and proven track record, but ANOTHER new language. Because we don't have enough of those already.

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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but the only place where regular mass shootings occur...

If we're focusing specifically on school shootings, I don't think either guns or games can be blamed because other countries have high gun ownership. It's something about the US' collective psyche.

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>>I been gaming for years, including the hyper violent "Worms" series of games, can't recall ever going out and killing anybody though

Your argument is like a nonagenarian smoker claiming that because they haven't developed cancer, smoking doesn't kill.

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They are against games where you shoot PEOPLE. A game where you practice shooting paper targets at a simulated gun range has nothing to do with that.

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Live blog: Facebook's 'screw you' to Google revealed at last

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Re: ...Really? This is news?

I guess you're an expert performing thousands of simultaneous queries on a multi-PB database then? It's called graph-search for a reason, the connectedness of a graph is in direct relationship to how hard it is to analyse.

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I think we're only scratching the surface what their data could be used for, the problem is it's so much data it's hard to process.

I bet you could in theory develop intelligence agents which identify criminal/terrorist groups based on the interactions and interconnections between people for instance.

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Re: Meh

How many are actual friends... all of them. Or at least people I know.

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Re: Meh

Why do you want to rob your friends houses?

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Re: Search for which movies or music your friends liked!

The moron is the person who:

a)calls people morons for not making their own opinions

b)tries to force his own opinion on others

c)thinks his opinions are not the result of all the opinions he was exposed to

No man is an island as the saying goes

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Re: Firstly...

If you're not going to use FB properly then I agree, why have an account? Just so you can complain about it?

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Re: How do people find time for all the admin?

Pretty sure stopping your tags showing up is trivial... people can tag you but you have to confirm it.

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Re: I have doubts about its usefulness to me

Since presumably users tell FB how valuable data is TO THEM PERSONALLY, it depends on the data you give it.

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Boring

Not the news, just the inevitable "it's just spyware" comments. FB in particular has the most amazing collection of data available which could be used for absolutely astonishing projects, but you supposed techy experts can't see past them sticking your face next to an advert, and classifying this as some ultra-heinous near-criminal offence.

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Amazon rainforest starts making phone calls

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It might be suggested the people who developed the system know a bit about logging.

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Whoever said to put one on every tree... if someone is logging thousands of trees you could put one every square mile and it would be enough.

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Korean boffins crack art of bendy batteries

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Re: Flexible phones.... why?

Don't worry Charles, you just stick you your Nokia 3210 and let us kids get on with it.

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Microsoft ends Mac users' Windows Phone 8 misery

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Re: Question

>>It's actually quite difficult to imagine that anyone would own a Mac and a Windows Moble Phone...

Not really, it's pretty easy to imagine. Hard to believe maybe is what you meant.

Although I own a Mac and a Windows phone. And an iPad and a Windows desktop with Cygwin installed. And a Kindle.

I hope that didn't stretch your imagination too far.

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Re: Surprising choice

I don't believe the majority of Mac owners are fanbois any more than Windows users are. Although it's fair to assume Mac owners are the demographic who favour iPhone the most.

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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Re: Problem with Online Ordering (Amazon)

What exactly was the point of that story other than to confess your idiocy? Next you'll be boycotting Tesco because someone's kid put stuff in your trolley and you didn't notice.

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They STOLE my money for sure - all I got in return was a box with a shiny silver disc in it.

Oh wait....

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Amazon Outlet Stores?

Maybe? Or just more £1 shops?

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Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid

Since they made a loss, presumably none at all. That's how tax works...

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Mysterious Facebook product plumps up shares on Wall Street

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prays on the weak and the feeble

and the barely literate?

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Re: buy buy sell sell

Are you one of the people who a few years ago said "nobody wants FaceBook"? Just trying to gauge how much weight and money to put on your views...

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Re: Whatever it is, itl rape your privacy that little bit more

You're right, a social networking site would work much better if the site and other users couldn't see any information about you at all. It's nearly as bad as the time BT put my home phone number in their phone book... how is that not illegal?!

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Scientists spin carbon nanotube threads on industrial scale

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Re: Gosh

I think we'll see Fusion before Linuxtops.

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Re: replace all those copper cables that the metal thieves nick all the time

Who says 2nd-hand nanotube wires won't be worth anything?

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Gosh

I thought this was one of those world-changing technological breakthroughs that was always 'just around the corner'. What next, sustainable fusion power? Linux desktop going mainstream?

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UK falls behind in global graphene patent race

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Why is a company evil for wanting to make money? Just why exactly do you think companies exist in the first placE?

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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Re: Lol.

Crap troll. When Linux is used people are building on a legacy. When NT is used it's "can't be bothered to write a new OS".

People who don't know the first thing about programming probably shouldn't weigh in on subjects they are embarrassingly ignorant of, especially when they are fans of a 25-year-old OS.

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Demonstrates that Windows NT code still lurks under the surface of Windows Phone 8

That's the whole POINT of W8 that it is built on a proper PC kernel for the first time, not a crippled CE/mobile OS like WP 7.5.

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Re: True innovation

Unlike Android of course, built on an OS that pre-dates Windows NT.

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Siri, will Chrome's new speech features kill you?

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Re: Strange

I find it silly but my wife uses siri all the time to add reminders and it works remarkably well, for that use case I'm grudgingly forced to realise it is quicker to do it that way. Though it's the natural language processing which is really the time-saver.

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Zuck on that! Instagram loses HALF its hipsters in a month

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Re: Excellent!!!

Instagram is two guys in a shed, hardly an evil corporation.

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Re: Heartening

Wine and cheese Vs millions of French people. A tough choice.

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

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"Do you *really* think jailbreaking - in whatever form - should be this easy on an MS operating system / hardware device in 2013?"

Sure why not? iOS devices get jailbroken without fail, as do Android devices (those which try to stop you anyway)

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Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook

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Re: Interesting but...

If touch-screen PCs take off then OSX and Linux distros will suddenly be rushing to do something similar to create a touch-friendly UI.

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Microsoft spin-out floats Azure for open-sourcers

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Re: Suddenly Microsoft wants Open source - when it suits it

Google also use OSS only when it suits them, to get people on side. What is the story here, you expect a private company to embrace OSS purely for idealistic reasons?

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Review: HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 handset

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Re: @ Al Taylor re - DropBox

I thought SkyDrive was available for other OS too - not the case?

I have a SD account (I assume, I own a WP7.5 phone) but never used it... DB does exactly what I need in a no-hassle way so I am struggling to see how any product will improve on that.

I wonder if I can set SD and DB up to monitor the same folder without them interfering?

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Is it deliberately colourful to ape Nokia, or is this a Windows demand, or what?

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The 10 best … Windows Server 2012 features

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Re: Windows Server is obsolete except as an exchange server

Oh grow up. The whole 'you're posting AC' argument is meaningless.

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Does 2012 allow you to jump to desktop like W8 does, or is the choice Metro or nothing (nothing as in cmd-line not nothing as in 'no choice')?

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Re: Write apps for windows at your own risk

"Write apps for windows at your own risk. If you start to make money, then Microsoft will bring out their own version and attempt to steal the market you created."

Yes, it's called capitalism. When companies try to stop others doing this, you complain about "stupid software patents stifling free competition". Make up your damn mind.

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The article makes it clear the 2012 is pretty awesome and mentions catching up or sometimes surpassing the competition a few times... but the competition is (presumably) Linux which is free. Now I know that software/license costs can dwindle to insignificance compared to hardware and human costs but even so, you'd want to be cost-effective.

AS a non-server guy powershell sounds a killer feature but doesn't nix match that for example?

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Panasonic pitches Ultra HD 4K x 2K monster tablet

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For any sailors here...

It would make an awesome chart table[t]

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I'm a bit confused how this is a tablet rather than simply a touchscreen all-in-1 PC.

It's good that W8 allows such high resolutions, and flexibility on spec at all really.

But isn't this basically like the old MS Surface table thing?

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Re: Dump the Windoze

7 it would seem. Maybe they just think it's a stupid comment.

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Potty-mouthed Watson supercomputer needed filth filter

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Bullshit?

If that's the worst it came up with after perusing UD they got of VERY lightly indeed. They're lucky it didn't invite anyone for a hot lunch.

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Mozilla claims 25 per cent JavaScript speed boost with Firefox 18

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"super excited"

awesome.

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