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* Posts by Daniel 23

8 posts • joined 1 Jun 2010

Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

Daniel 23
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Damn, that would HURT!

Perfect timing - I had just raised my coffee to my lips as I read that.

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EU, US edge closer to mega-transatlantic patent system

Daniel 23
Coffee/keyboard

Turns out Apple holds a patent on the idea

This is my nomination for tagline of the week.

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Mars rover will.i.am 'cast: A depressing day for space and technology

Daniel 23
Coffee/keyboard

You owe me a new keyboard ...

... this one's full of tears induced by your terribly sad story.

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Churlish HSBC drops atomic-scale accuracy

Daniel 23
Coat

Pedant alert

If the true distance is approximately 0.1 miles then 1 mile is not only imprecise it is also inaccurate. A rounded value of 0 miles is much more accurate even though it has the same precision as 1 mile. On the other hand 0.1 miles is both more accurate and more precise than either 0 miles or 1 mile. The precision implies by quoting 0.10956224649966498 miles certainly exceeds the precision of the measuring device used and is therefore inappropriate. However, they may be nothing wrong with the accuracy of that figure. Mine's the anorak with the train timetable, notebook and pen in one pocket and a camera in the other.
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CERN: 'New physics starts now'

Daniel 23
Pint

Re: "Do they have a name?"

I, for one, welcome our new high-energy overlords!

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Gas bill climbed £13,000 after correct online reading given

Daniel 23
Coffee/keyboard

@I tried this ...

You, sir, owe me a new keyboard!

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Murdoch muscles BBC out of Formula One driving seat

Daniel 23
Unhappy

-1 loyal fan

I put up with adverts during F1 on ITV and I rejoiced when it came home to the BBC.

Even my missus has starting watching it and swears she enjoys it!

We already get the minimum Sky package but there is no way I'm paying £12.50 extra per month to watch the other half of the season.

So, do I watch *some* of races or none of them?

I honestly don't know at the moment but I'm erring towards none of them.

However, a road-trip to Hockenheim using the German autobahns would cost less than Sky Sports and definitely appeals a lot more!

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Should we be encrypting backups?

Daniel 23
Big Brother

No key? RIP!

Surely, it is now illegal to "forget" the key(s) for any encrypted data?

Using the RIP Act 2000, the courts can legally compel you to remember.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/14/ripa_self_incrimination_ruling/

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