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Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'

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the PR people need to go to the same place as all the lawyers.

The B ark ?

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Re: Unfortunately for Microsoft...

Nor The Independent:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/steve-ballmer-the-boss-who-bet-his-company-on-windows-8--and-lost-as-computer-giant-announces-biggest-product-uturn-since-new-coke-8605776.html

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

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Re: "Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'"

Tell you what, Honcho, ship 8.1 AND 7 and tell us which people buy.

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

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Oh

The hunt for 'the god particle' is over. Now we are looking for 'merlin matter'?

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FONDLESLAB market DEATH STRUGGLE: Latest rankings in

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Fix that for you

s/irrelevant/hatstand/

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Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Re: Kids should NOT be allowed.

>At what age do Humans begin to make 'rational decisions'?

I can only give you my own experience:

about alchohol - 23

about sex - maybe 25

about tool purchasing - 45

about going into SPACE - I'm 62 & I wanna go NOW! - call it, oh, 106?

it's SPACE!!!

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Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Good man

I fasted for a week for Christian Aid in 1974. Drunk water & black tea. It can be done. Kept working too, though I stopped driving after 3 days.

I might do it again some time.

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Raspberry Pi space jaunt ends in dramatic mountain rescue

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Re: only made it to suffolk?

He said "third world" not "stone age"

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Ten Windows tablets

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It's 2013

No-one is getting /any/ money from me, /no matter what/ if it says 1366 x 768 on the box.

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Google's 'power to switch off the lights in Europe' has 'chilling effect' - rivals

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Re: "Microsoft has a diametrically different view about verticals than Google,"

>a tick box to specifically remove price comparison sites

Oh yes. And vacuous -strings-of-towns- ones. (http://www.britevents.com/whats-on/lincolnshire/guthram-gowt/?category=theatre etc.)

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@AC 16:38

>In this analogy, the payday lender is the financial equivalent of a sex offender.

but that's true, although the sex offender may have some shreds of empathy with the victim.

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Brit cops blow £14m on software - then just flush it down the bogs

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£13M?

We could have had a couple of funerals for that!

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Winklevoss twins claim to have enormo $11m Bitcoin stash

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Winkelvoss?

So we can stop feeling sorry for them for bumming out in Farcebuk?

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Mars orbiter finds remains of pioneering Soviet Mars 3 probe

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tracks left by the Martian Tripods yet?

Nah. That'd be a million-to-one surely?

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Dissapointed

No pics of short chaps in cowls carrying bits away as scrap!

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Netbooks projected to become EXTINCT by 2015

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Re: Like for like

>Linux-hostility from teachers

They are a weird bunch, aren't they?

A couple of years ago someone on here recounted the tale of his kid's IT teacher saying "No-one uses keyboard shortcuts." I asked around, and the schools round here thought that too.

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Re: @gcarter 12Apr13 21:42

>Also because it was practically impossible to get hold of a

> netbook with built in 3G, Bluetooth etc. etc.

My Dell mini-10 has both. Shame that Dell never took the product line forward. Cost me £189 with ubuntu, and the only thing wrong with it is the hideous x600 vertical resolution - which they kept a deadly secret when they sold it.

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Google asks Blighty to slave over its Maps for FREE

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TomTom

I sort of don't mind correcting google 'cos its free. TomTom, however....

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... time machine. Iranian Dr Who claims he invented a ...

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Skegness got there first!

Havn't we seen this before? Sounds like Zoltar!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/quadrophan/zoltar.jpg

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StreetView spots possible roadside nookie down under

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Oh? Streetview cars have human drivers?

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60-inch Apple iTV to be controlled by iRing remote?

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iRing

....to rule them all?

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HP chairman Lane yields to 'here's you hat, what's your hurry?' pressure

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So

55% is not a high enough proportion to indicate confidence.

Are you listening Uhuru Kenyatta? David Cameron? François Hollande? Angela Merkel?

(Tony Bliar, John Major...

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Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

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Says 'large-scale architectural changes' coming

I read the subheadingas Says 'large-scale agricultural changes' coming and wasn't pariticulary startled, the way words get suborned in this business.

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Re: definition of a fork...

How many tines does a pitchfork traditionally have?

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Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

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Sad now

It's not often that two of yer favourite authors die simultaneously.

Good man, Enjoy what's left, eh?

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'Proactive Wellness' rebranded as 'Infosight' by Nimble

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'ang on

I'm missing something here. Ever since the 60s 'Nimble' has been a starch reduced bread. 'Proactive Wellness' would appear to be what they have been about all along.

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Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

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Does Birmingham have a direct flight to London?

I do hope not. That would undermine HS2

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this place is the back of beyond

...But the beer is fantastic!

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Rocket boffinry in pictures: Gulp the Devil's venom and light a match

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Re: Good summary

Yes, I like Skylon. Good luck to the lads.

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Good summary

I enjoyed that. If only the UK had kept up our own programme...

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Dell directors foresee unremitting brutality in PC market

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Let me see

The PC makers is building what Microsoft and Intel tell them to build and no-one is buying like they used to.

Maybe they should stop letting two geriatric corporations take all their management decisions for them and start building their own product? Be innovative, creative, and differentiate their offerings from each other?

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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life is getting simple again

"Windows 8" == "not worth it" on an increasing sample size.

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Are the PCs all getting a bit old at your office? You're not alone

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Re: Can't remember the last time I saw a corporate laptop

$MEGACORP supplies Fujitsu. I don't think those would sell at all outside the 'order 5000 doorstops for the troops' style of buying. A Medion would be better value for money, if it had the capital-asset-over-the-network chips, or the smartcard reader.

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Experts agree: Your next car will be smarter than you

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Umm.

I got accused elseforum of being a luddite for suggesting that "not wearing google glass while driving" was a sensible precaution.

I don't fancy your chances much with this idea! But yet, mysteriously, no such charge has been raised...

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Want faster fibre? Get rid of the glass

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Re: Umm, minor point

Yes, true. But propagation factor is defined as the ratio to c, the speed of light in vacuo.

PS: someone will now out-pedant both of us!

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BT scores £146 meellion more UK.gov cash to fibre up Balamory

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Memory

I distibctly remember the gubblement explaining that BT had to be privatised because only the private sector could fund all the future investment. the gupplemunt did not have that sort of cash, they said.

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West Virginia seeks Google Glass driving ban

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Well...

...I think it's a sensible precaution. We have no idea how badly it will affect driving, which is bad enough already. No-ome has neede one to drive a car for the last 115 years, so let's try and do without it, eh?

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Review: Renault Zoe electric car

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Hmm.

You will need to do a lot of miles per month for the fuel saving to swamp the £70 battery lease.

Hmm. Need to do a lot of miles per month in a vehicle with 70 mile range....

Hmmmm.

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Dragons' Den badboy's Expansys burns sales, profits up in smoke

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Re: There's nothing right about Expensive

I got burned on trying to return a defective HP phone, and will never buy again.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z

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Re: Err...

Ah. My humor gland has recently been damaged. Thank you.

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Err...

"go like a privy door when the plague’s in town"

Mixed metaphor of the month?

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SanDisk cops to malfunctioning Micro SDs in Galaxy S3s

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Re: RMA policy

So go to trading standards. They are supposed to be the policemen.

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Google Drive goes titsup for MILLIONS of users

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I wonder

If they've tried switching it off and back on?

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Britain's passport and ID service seeks facial recog tech suppliers

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Re: Often no discouragement from staff is required

I've used them at UK and Netherlands airports without much difficulty or much delay. The ones at Stanstead seemed never to find my face unless I crouched down by 5 inches, and the ones at Birmingham I have to stand closer than they suggest, but that apart it all seems to work.

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Microsoft Surface Pro sales CANNIBALIZING Surface RT

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going cheep

I thought that. There will be a shedload going cheap.

I'll offer £50

for a dozen.

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Samsung's new co-CEO: 'Windows isn't selling very well'

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>they produced a Windows Phone but their heart wasn't in it.

Perhaps it was a little finger-wag to Google, too? Just to keep Android coming?

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what's that noise?

It's chickens coming home to roost!

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Groupon deal spam slapped by Australian regulator

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I had a quick look when all the hoopla started. Dear glod, what a collection of vacuous, hedonistic, WAGgish, TOWIE--inspired overpriced tat. I'd not pay 10% of the groupon price to have some witless girl cut me toenails or some hooray chinless drive me round snetterton. The idea that people pay the alleged full price for any of these foolish pursuits leaves me with my jaw on the ground.

Anyone attracted to that sort of selfish twodge deserves all the spam they get, I reckon.

I did give them an email address. It was someone I don't like.

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Applications to run more white-space Local TV stations invited

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Dear God

Is there not enough dire rubbish creating pointless electronic smog?

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Keep calm and carry on flogging: Dell soothes troops as buyout looms

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It's a stick-up. Plain and simple. and opportunist raid by unscrupulous capitalists.

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