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2829 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Boffins whip up SELF-WIRING chip

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Old friends

Wouldn't Ivor Catt have loved this?

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Apache insists OpenOffice is alive, well, and flush

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There is some development in LO to that end, but the Ios toolchain seems to be hampering things there

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Choice

I don't mind in the slightest if both OpenOffice and LibreOffice are succesful, or if they diverge. I suspect that both will benefit a bit from M$'s continual tinkering with its user interface.

Both have rough edges to be removed, but I wish both of them well.

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Toyota Yaris 2011

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What about it?

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Not to mention the insignificance of drag coefficient on a car that will spend its whole life in traffic jams on the school run.

Bonkers.

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Apple, tech titans lead US brands to world domination

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I strongly suspect the the Brits are top at harris tweed, shotguns, leather thigh boots, and grousemoor as well.

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Lets see if I've got this right?

What we are saying is the ten most famous US companies are from the USA?

Is that it?

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ISPs end PM's web smut block dream

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In response to all the down-voters

it would not be hard, as in many hotels, for the ISP to have a filter maintained by them at their end, which you could ask to be be removed on a subscription-by-subscription basis. Then, at least, the big boys would be doing some of the work, not blaming the victims.

My Virgin Mobile account worked exactly like that. I telephoned them and confirmed I wanted access controls removed, and they did it. What is wrong with that?

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Bone idle bastards

I can recall campaigning in the 1990s for them to develop spam-proof email, but 'nothing to do with us, chief'. Still the same. Giving customers a hollow choice over what they do on their own machines will cost them nothing.

It is this sort of 'give us money, we do nothing to earn it' attitude that will lead to government legislation, and that will be a shambles

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Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?

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Nothing wrong with trying something new

I applaud Canonical for trying something new. And, if it is not to your liking there are loads of alternatives, unlike certain other OS suppliers.

That said, I'm not too convinced yet, and find the idea of searching by programme name faintly laughable in an environment where silly names seem de rigeur!

But lets not stick in the mud, eh? This is an industry that started with teletypes.

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Hubble snaps dark matter warping spacetime

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That would be an external person with a warped sense of humour?

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Ubuntu One client now available for Windows

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I know its considered cheaper than its rivals, but it still seems like a load of money to me. And once hooked you can't stop paying,...

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Microsoft flags Firefox and Chrome for security failings

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(can you guess which I think it is).

can't it be both?

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Yawn

I am reminded of some dockyard whore watching a lady in evening dress and describing her as 'a bit of a slapper'

I think the Mandy Rice-Davies comment is apposite here.

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Which actor should play Steve in upcoming biopic?

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No!

Please, no. What on earth would be the point?

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PCTV Broadway 2T network Freeview tuner

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I was thinking that

So, how does the power consumption compare to an htpc?

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Dubstep ringtone wins Nokia compo

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The sound equivalent of the olympic 2012 logo

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Viz Profanisaurus

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From tonight's news

We can expect TalkTalk, Sky, and BT to block this then?

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Pay Jobs due respect - by crushing the empire he created

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I want to disagree

But I read the article twice and I am still not sure what point is being made.

So I sort of basically feel in disagreement with something or other.

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Would you trust a dot-bank site more than a dot-com?

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.bum

It ain't the domain that's the problem.

It's the bankers.

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Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing

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Facepalm

Some of Stallman's achievements have been very important, world changing, liberating.

But he can be a complete arse sometimes.

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Email and compliance: How not to blow the storage budget?

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Single instance

I know CCmail used to do this, and do it well. Atachments were singled out too, held once even if appearing to be duplicated in replies and forwards, or dragged into completely new threads.

I've see no evidence that exchange does any of this.

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Confused

$MEGACORP enforces a 5Gb limit for network profiles, including shadows of 'my documents' and of outlook email.

It then tells us to use rtf format emails. Most company-wide emails are html format.

Then there is a retention policy that, as far as I can see, means we have to keep everything except birthday-cake-at-the-watercooler announcements. For >6 years. The retention policy includes rules on email naming conventions that I have /never/ seen the management respect, and on trimming quotation of older emails that I have /never/ seen the management respect either.

My .pst files are around 10Gb each, and I have been given a 500G LaCie to shadow them on. In five years no-one has once asked if I am doing that.

According to the policy failure to retain emails is my fault.

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The effects of Consumerisation results

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I doubt non-tech people would cope with the questions!

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Olloclip three-in-one lens

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That's actually quite cool.

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Panasonic HM-TA20 underwater camcorder

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flat nonsense

I really don't understand this flat video camera layout.

How are you supposed to hold it steady, look at the screen, and do things like pan or zoom?

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Panasonic DMR-HW100 HDD DVR

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Internut

So, you can connect to Viera and view what they want you to. Big * deal.

If I am going to plug in the internut I want to be able to run a browser and watch everything I can on my computer, otherwise no deal.

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Homeland Security bungles 'pre-crime' tech test docs

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FAIL

Here is a hint

Perhaps, Mr Obama, if you didn't go round the world pissing people off and bombing their weddings then you would not have to be all panicy that one of them might come visiting while a bit cross.

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Galaxy Tab Oz ban ruling due next week

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Headmaster

At least

Someone knows how to spell 'bated breath'

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London 2012 Olympics: 17000 athletes, 11000 computers

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It's not an iron lung, you know

I really don't care if the computers work or not.

It's a sports day and a political bunfight. None of it matters.

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Cambridge Audio iD100 hi-fi dock

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>I'm all ears.

Should know a lot about sound, then!

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Can a user really do BI from the desktop?

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well, quite

It is very difficult for people without a good enough education, or experience, to discriminate 'correlation' from 'causality', for a start.

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Meltemi is real – Nokia’s skunkworks Linux

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Sshh

If Elop finds out about Meltimi...

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The $35 android tablet, a snip at $50

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Yes, a one page 'getting started' in multiple languages, is quite a book.

14 in the constitution, 22 in the courts, 415 languages according to the UN: The census of 1961 recognized 1,652 languages used in India

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Accelerating universe expansion discovery snags Nobel Prize

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Surely when the cat is asleep you have to consider its rest mass instead?

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Samsung seeks bans on the iPhone 4S

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Time, time

I just want there to be so many patent suits going on that the entire world's mobile phone network gets switched off. I may get some work done to schedule then.

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Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK

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@euchrid

A fair argument - but why, then, do so many 10" netbooks retail at half of that figure?

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What is this 'holiday' of which you speak, oh alien one?

I can't remember the last one of them

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Pricing

the Yougov result should be no surprise to anyone reading the comments here, on enGadget, and a million and one other places.

It is a mark of the greed and stupidity of HP, Rim, etc. that they tried to sell at the Apple price point.

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HTC Evo 3D Android smartphone

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The Evo won’t allow you to take portrait shots in 3D.

umm.

Do you know many people with one eye above the other?

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Anonymous Twitter alternative developed for rioters

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radio

The real solution is PMR446 radios?

You can't be arrested for having one of they, they sell them in chavshops

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Whats to stop the rozzers anonymously vibing...

Err, The fact that they are rozzers, and as thick as pigsh*t?

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And?

What else are they good for? Decorating bedrooms? Cooking steak?

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Premier League loses footie decoder case

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

He he he he he he he he he he he he

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Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

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nice...

Only place to put this on my telly would be round the back. Does the IR remote work well with reflected paths, or does it have to be line-of-sight?

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London gets first new Google Chromebookshop

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Thurrock?

Lakeside?

Do they do a version upholstered in Burbury check?

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Belgian buccaneers invade Rockall

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what happened to the Riockall Times web site? That wasn't you lot was it?

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yer thinking of Gruinard - would not get any sheep to stay on Rockall!

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UK punters happy to pay £3 to top up e-wallets

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Next it will be the sneezing tax, I tell you.

Bollocks to this, I'm going to stick to cash.

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HTC Android handsets spew private data to ANY app

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He asks mischeviously

I wonder if this would have been as easy to spot on any other phone OS?

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