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2827 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Nokia drops Lumia 900 price to $0 in response to bug outrage

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Paris Hilton

@DrXym

Are you saying it is supposed to look stupid? or just that it looks stupid?

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How can you omit freefall?

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How can you omit freefall?

Ok, I'm a bit in love with Florence, but you got to admit this bloke must be drawn from life:

http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02174.png

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Windows XP support ends two years from now

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Meh

I tried reactos, but at the time hardware support was poor and very few applications (e.g. Serif ones) would even install. Not bothered recently.

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Eight... Rugged Cameras

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Pentax Optio WG-2

So was the weird shape a good idea or a bad one? easier to use or awkward?

[big question mark icon]

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HTC One X Android smartphone

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@Rebajas

Well, quite.

I just had a 'chat' consultation with a Dell salesdroid who confirmed the highest resolution they offer is 1920x1080, and that on top end devices. He said that people were "choosing lower resolution over other advantages" although how much choice is actually available escapes me.

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Gorging Dell crams Canadian legacy-app rebore outfit into cakehole

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So will Make's customers suddenly discover they can only order via a web site, and that what is delivered will have two parts of the original order missing? And customer service will tell them they never ordered them in the first place?

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HTC sues fans for premature unboxing

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Ye glods and green things!

It's only a phone, lads, only a phone.

Why are the children so excited about filming it coming out of its box?

And why the blue blistering barnacled blazes are HTC getting so bent out of shape. They make hundreds of phones. If they hadn't said we would not have know n it was not last years!

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Qualcomm's S4 chip set to shrink laptops further

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Linux

Suits me.

I bet it will run xBuntu.

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Sod the size

Can it address LCDs with more than 1080 pixels?

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Coders' 'lives sucked out' by black-and-white Visual Studio 11

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"Really, there's no need for that kind of filth here"

Oh damn.

I've obviously been reading the headlines wrong for the last 8 years thenn

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Interesting

Phantom Menace, while not out in front, is currently beating The Happening. Which means that M Lite shamalamdingdong's worst stinker is better than Spielberg's worst stinker.

Which does not mean that Emm Line Shawaddywaddy is a better director than Steve, does it? Does it?

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RIM retracts denial on consumer devices: Pulls out, spins in circle

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Re: Wrong day

Thing is, I'm so disinterested in Rim now, I don't care what the stories say, true, enemy action , or spoof.

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You do the hokey kokey and..

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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

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Re: Hmm

More original than:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/facebook-book-trademark/

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Hmm

Taking the piss out of Apple, patents, and the obesssions of your own commentards. Well done.

Can I also point out:

https://sweetshark.livejournal.com/10372.html&title=LibreOffice%20goes%20money%20printing

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2012/03/lincoln-lawyer-possible-legal-fix-for-lincoln-barrier-crossing-delays/

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/04/hsiloof-linux-real-breakthrough-no-more.html

http://bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/about/news/0,,1156__181267300_,00.html

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EMC registers mysterious new trademark

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Boffin

Nah

I bet it is something like this:

http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk/assets/thumbnails/106/2/004bc99dbb302c3dbe7b9da152c805c9.jpg

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Use the holy word of God to stay secure online, says bishop

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Obvious

I used to tell people at work who asked for the administrator password on their desktops "The password is obvious"

After an hour watching them trying the company name, my name, their name, 'password', 'computer', etc, I would wander past and give them a bit of paper with a single word written on it.

"obvious"

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Re: hmm

Shakespeare, along with act & line nos.

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Drobo inks chumship with Acronis in virty cloud combo package

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businesses with limited resources that are embracing virtualisation

Ah. Another category to add to my "one born every minute" file.

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China's budget handset makers facing mass cull

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Welcome to cold, hard, capitalist, reality boys.

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FLA, Apple and Foxconn shake on new deal for Chinese workers

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"Critics argue some abuses are still being ignored"

People just don't understand Capitalism, do they?

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Philips 42PFL7666 42in 3D LED Smart TV

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LED

We are back to LED meaning 'led backlighting' then?

oh dear.

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This interactive wind map is a Big Data lava lamp

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worked for me this morning in FF 5.0

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Chinese to burn iPads in upcoming celebrations

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Re: It's symbolic (@Jedit 09:11)

>all those paper iPads become fully functional iPads in the afterlife

Interesting idea, of course. If we could modify that 'technology' maybe worthless euros in germany could become fully functional currency in Greece?

Instead of the other way around.

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fooling the gods

I used to work on cable laying ships, and whenever we dropped a splice in the water off China, the client rep would throw a handful of "luck money" into the water. If even one bit blew back onto the ship we had to grapple for the cable again, cut and re-splice it, and drop it again ditto.

This "luck money" is essentially worthless photocopies of currency, to give the Gods. Are Chinese gods so easily fooled? It would appear to be the opposite of Omnipotence to me.

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NSA's top spook blames China for RSA hack

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It is official

The Chinese are back to being bogey-men, it seems.

When I was a kid we had Dr. Fu-Manchu and his evil oriental henchmen, and then for a while the world was quite sensible and civilised about funny people from far away. We had discovered they were good chaps after all, and our new friends.

Now they seem to be the dark forces of evil again.

ho Hum.

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Acer set to unleash 15in fibreglass MONSTER

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daft

And no doubt with a 1400x760 screen

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Who killed ITV Digital? Rupert Murdoch - but not the way you think

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Re: Footy

What you say is undoubtedly correct.

I am, however, disturbed at the thought that my entertainment choices are being made for me by the sort of dribbling insouciants I see in pubs watching TV and leaning very slightly forwards while they do so.

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Re: Similar to BSB

And yet, and yet, people are now trying to sell us HD tellies to watch the same old carp on.

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Amazon names date for Kindle Touch touchdown

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Re: And a nice part of it is (@ThomH 23:37)

That is a long overdue development, isn't it.

I am quite tempted. People have said it is slow and unresponsive, but hey it's just over a hundred quid...

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Apple Oz offers refunds for confused 4G iPad owners

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ITWSBT

So Apple is part of some plain to foist US designs for celluar infrastructure on the rest of the world?

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Plastic that SELF-REPAIRS using light unleashed by prof

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Airfix

Imagine if the component parts of Airfix kits just merged with each other when held together? No more tricky gluing! No more spotty youths sniffing plastic cement.

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Only one thing to say

That is so cool.

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Actively cooled rocket primed for easy re-entry

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It does seem odd to be carrying more payload up just to pump out as a boundary layer for re-entry. Is it lighter than the ablative layer from the hull?

But sharp corners may be useful. Think of corona forming at points for electrically charged objects. With the right design a charged body could repel ionised gasses (maybe not very much?) I wonder if this could be combined with the electrospike ideas? We never heard any more about those.

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My Auntie's house was flattened by a V2 when she was out at work.

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TSA bars security guru from perv scanner testimony

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Re: The simple solution

Perhaps we should all be anaesthetised at the airport, put in vertical body bags with hooks above our heads, and slid in on rails like sides of meat? You can't kill anyone if you are asleep and hanging from a conveyor.

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FAIL

Quite innocuous, everyday items can be used.

A couple of years ago security at Schiphol confiscated my Kensington cable because the eye in the end meant I could loop it and make a garotte.

Then the next trip they confiscated my RS232 cables "because they could be used to strangle someone" but left me the power cord for the computer "because it is part of the computer, so it is legitimate".

(1) trying to pull a kensington cable tight would be a superhuman task

(2) and the RS232 cables were part of my alarm clock?

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Force Google to black out searches in new privacy law - MPs

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Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second

As someone said elswhere,. I'd pay a fiver to be able to upvote this a 1000 times.

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UK.gov gives nod to .scot

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Re: freedom (@/dev/null)

Nor much "united" if past history is any guide.

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argh!

Brainbleach please.

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it will be the Former United Kingdom

so .fuk then?

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Re: Yes but...

we are allowed any character set in urls now, so perhaps something in ogham?

http://www.mockfont.com/old/ for fonts

<- I wonder what fonts the Greys use?

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AIUI, the correct form would be .softsouthernlagerdrinkingjessies or .softsouthernlagerdrinkingpoofs

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Sitting down all day is killing you

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Paris Hilton

* Clients generally dont accept invitations in bedrooms.

You need better clients.

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Re: I'm pretty sure...

I just did a mandatory computer based "training module" suggesting that sort of thing. I got up and wandered off while the thing was still talking about it.

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Re: Does going to the pub for a quick pint count?

No, but it sounds like a good idea. It's a half hour walk so by the time I've found my boots and locked the dogs in the shed, this is the time to set out.

Thank you.

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OFT warns wallet-raiding debt collectors over web ads

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Blimey. A regulator doing some regulating.

Miracles will never cease.

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Oz regulator to Apple: Don’t call it 4G if you can’t connect

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Re: Weasel Words

http://mee.bo/maxj4X

'Guess what doesn't mean "Goodness"'

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>The Powers That Be have allowed LTE to be called 4G even though it isn't

Some powers. In some places. Perhaps.

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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

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I'm listening to Schubert on Radio 3 as I read this (In HD streaming, as it happens) and I agree that the thing that is missing these days is Music. We have a lot of Marketing, but no real music.

OK, I like

Adelle

Ali Farka Touré

John Adams

Where are the likes of:

The Albion Band

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Ian Drury

John Williams

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