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Tony Blair closes RSA 2012, denounces WikiLeaks

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He has changed my mind

It is worth listening to world leaders when they have something to say.

I was ambivalent about WikiLeaks, and about Assange, but if that c*nt is opposed to it I am going to become a true believer.

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Weeing Frenchman sues Google over Street View photo

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but

surely it would have been remarkable if Google got a picture of a french street with no-one pissing in it?

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Intel shows off near threshold voltage chip wizardry

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Zn is -0.76 and iron is -0.44 on the electrochemical series, so a Zn-Fe battery ought to about do it.

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"variable precision floating point unit"

I thought Intel did that once before?

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Ten... digital adult toys

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Nothing for men?

I'll get back to the chrome porn catalogue:

http://www.wera-tools.co.uk/

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Back to basics?

St Pirin's flag. All over Kernow.

or conceivably Saint Petroc's

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Philips intros dual-view telly tech

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Pah!

Didn't Range Rover have a dual view system about 3 years ago? No specs required?

Parallax barrier technology, that was it.

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HP Pavilion dm1-4125ea 11.6in netbook

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screen

768 high? Not even a dismal 900.

Do buck up chaps!

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Lego builds Lord of the Rings collection

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Did you surreptitiously sneak a reference to Market Deeping, Lincolnshire into the article?

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Ultra-high resolution laptop, tablet screens to revive display biz

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Hear Hear.

I have postponed a laptop upgrade for some years now because I didn't want a worse screen.

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ESA's first Vega rocket blasts off without a hitch

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2 minutes to first stage separation? that's quite a bumpy ride right there.

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Blue Streak

I'm old enough to remember Britian putting up a satellite with Black Arrow. I wonder how this compares?

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US and EU regulators will give Googorola the nod soon

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gPud

I've invented a thing I call a 'transistor radio' that lets you live stream popular webstream stations without the internet. Might Google buy that from me?

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

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Negative Ions?

you are /deliberately/ taking the piss, aren't you? I do hope so.

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Google pushes your buttons in its top strip bar - AGAIN

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Startpage is nice and simple.

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StreetView disappears Dutch office tower

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(C) Marcus Brigstoke

But David Blane is a gitwizard

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Suppliers get a shot at £4bn worth of gov hardware deals

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yes, surely to goodness they have bought enough stuff down the years?

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HP may be going the server flash route

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Why does cache need to be flash? surely flash is a persistent store? Would not ram, or even static ram, be better for caching?

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Laser boffins blast bits onto hard drive at 200Gb/sec

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I was thinking of the Domesday disks...

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Dead gamer sat unnoticed for nine hours in net cafe

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Hmm

No save point to restore from?

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Toshiba Regza 40RL858 40in LED TV

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LED?

You are falling for the hype now. LED backlit, not LED pixels!

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Zuckerberg's 2012 personal income tax bill: $1.5 billion

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I don't really care

He made some dosh, and paid his taxes. No news there, surely.

Yes, people have paid rather more per kg for his bubble, but I didn't , so I don't really care.

This is non-news, and we get enough of that from the BBC.

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Eight... HD camera smartphones

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bollox

I like el reg, and if they can make a few tenths of percent by providing a helpful link I don't care. I rather thought that the world had known about amazon affiliate schemes for half a decade.

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Chinese admirer fancies WD's 3.5-inch hardness - insider

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eh?

China has competition commissioners? In a communist coiuntry?

The world is too weird for me!

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Airbrushed Rachel Weisz gets watchdog hot under the collar

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Quite

"The beauty and advertising industries need to stop ripping off consumers with dishonest images." should be ' ...stop ripping off consumers by selling worthless rubbish'

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Netflix vs Lovefilm

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Well, Lovefilm doesn't list "Dambusters" but does have "Dangerous Moonlight" and both of Ms Agutter's versions of "The railway children". And "Casablanca" and "Nosfesterau" and All of Alan Plater's Beiderbecke series.

Netflix refuses to discuss what it has unless I join up. So buggerem.

Decision made, I feel.

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Spring launch for Apple OLED TV with Siri, says retail mole

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I've been in a few Samsung shipyards, and they are something Apple could not emulate!

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That would be so funny to watch!

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Boffins make graphene micro-distillery

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People who need water tend to live in places with loads of solar heating possible.

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webOS daddy Jon Rubinstein exits HP

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Slowly?

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Ten... smart TVs

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This is the problem.

Panasonic, Sony, Philips all think we will pay a lot for some half-baked subset of what our PCs have done for at least half a decade. Then they imagine we want stereooptics.

I won't and I don't.

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Eurocom Panther 2.0 Core i7, SLI notebook

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And pathetic screen resolution

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WD's MyBook takes a Thunderbolt to the chest

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Hmm.

I had a Mybook with Gb ethernet, and that was true. It transfered files at about 75Kb/s.

Like a fool I bought the Worldbook which was better, but still crap. I don't have one now.

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Small pile of cash, dying platform: 2011 is bad news for Nokia

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I saw my first one yesterday, in a phone shop in Berlin. Well, a plastic empty one under a poster. "What about this" a girl was saying. "You don't want that" the man in the shop said, and pointed her to the Galaxy display.

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Telly makers aim to put OLED in your lounge in 2012

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Facepalm

So do they now regret trying to deceive us all by omitting the 'backlit' from all the supoposedly LED tellies they sold last year?

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Apple CEO: 'Amazon Fire didn't dent our sales'

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Amazon Fire didn't dent our sales...

Let me finish that for him: "...yet"

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Samsung NX200 20.3Mp APS-C compact system camera

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Unhappy

My sydlexia must be on tonight.

I managed to read APS-C as 'arse'

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I agree about the stupid internal processing. Take pictures with camera. Bugger them about with computer. Still have proper picture somewhere.

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Ancient tulip-like stomach-onna-stick creatures found in Rockies

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Burgess Shale

If the creationists are right and fossils were planted by God to test our faith/as a joke/whatever, the angels who did the Burgess Shale designs must have been drinking something no longer available. Nearly everything in there is horror-movie weird

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Hold on a sec - leap seconds granted a last-minute reprieve

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And also

" Other member states wanted further probing."

You really can't resist, can you?

Keep it up.

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LightSquared accuses government of ‘rigged’ interference tests

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One-way telecomms

Years ago I used to work on seismic survey boats. They all had 'talkback' systems - grab mikes and 100V line speakers all over the shop. People could grab a mike and say "the port tailbuoy is in the water" (or upside down) and people in the recording room could say "we are going to turn now" and everyone knew what was going on.

Then a new ship was planned and specified by an ex-naval commander. He had the speakers, but the only microphone was on the bridge. When challenged, he replied

"People on the back deck are told what to do. They don't have anything to say about it."

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Meh

qui bono

It is in no government's interest to fudge the results of this test

It is very much in L^2's interest to put a positive spin.

I thinnk Lightsquared need to realise they've been rumbled, and crawl away to die.

It's a dumb name, anyroadup

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Spam-squirting hole found in McAfee antivirus kit

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Bwahahahhhah haha

Mine's the one being worn by someone grinning from ear to ear.

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Plan hatched to view Milky Way's black hole heart

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Einstein?

Karl Schwarzschild surely?

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MS, Intel challenged over Windows 8 tablet prices

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>that price point hasn't hindered the take up of the iPad

No, true. But iPads work.

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Ten... stars of the Consumer Electronics Show

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>Anything in the 50s is obviously intended for a bedroom. ;-)

Don't start all that off again!

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Spectre

The HP device is 1,600x900 . And £1200

Thanks but no thamks.

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Bookies set odds on Apple NYC launch

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Stop

In other news

Desperate hacks scrabble for something with 'apple' in it.

Try a strudel, they are more satisfying.

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Microsoft sharpening axe for marketing heads - report

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They've been making my life a misery for years. Buggerm.

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Foreign sabotage suspected in Phobos-Grunt meltdown

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Russian space chief doesn't want to point any fingers, but...

... if he doesn't his arse is on the line

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