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Self-destructing selfies? Not so fast! Snapchat now offers one-time Replay

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Re: The classic blunders

Don't you mean, don't trust any free online service provider?

TANSTAFL

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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Patent?

I agree that Nesta was shit and the money pitiful but why didn't Andrew Fentem patent his idea?

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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BT copper replacement

Actually there's a rolling plan to replace all the copper underground for two reasons : fibre has more bandwidth and will hopefully at some point stop the cable being stolen and they've made several million selling the scrap cable over the last few years.

Talking to some openreach engineers, they said the best stuff was from the early days of the GPO as it was really thick but also wrapped in lead (to protect it)!

Oh and to someone else who said about the cost of training - they know how to strip and connect all types of cables, not much use being too specialised.

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If you want an IT job you'll need more than a degree, say top techies

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Re: Do I need to explain

@HereIamJH - Yes they can. What they can't do is stick around longer than a year or so after they've picked up their C level bonus for 'streamlining' the business.

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Re: The first hurdle....

As others have said, probably depends on your locale. I'm in the UK and don't know of anyone verifying my degree after the first 5 years I'd passed it. If I was going to make one up and was of a certain age, I'd go for an ex-poly...

Slightly sideways on this topic, as a application support manager I used to look for MSc conversion students; they knew enough tech to ask the right questions but didn't want (or need to be) code monkeys and would generally have better problem solving skills. However that was in the days I could recruit in country.

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Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

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Re: The chicken and the egg

or fowl coup?

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100 MEEELION self-driving cars will be sold globally in 2035 – report

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robo taxi

In addition there are journeys from home to the station to get a quicker train...

As to the robo-taxi app, as long as it lets me specify I don't want to share I'll be happy: I prefer my choice of music.

Thinking about the liability angle - I presume, as long as manual controls remain, the occupant would be held responsible for drink driving etc?

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iPhone 5S: 64-bit A7, 128GB storage, flashy ƒ/2.0 camera, and...

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64 bit

easier to test out on an iphone than a macbook?

What's the maximum SSD you could address directly with this?

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Boffins claim Voyager has already left the Solar System

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Go

Deffo

Rev it up! Lets not bothering to take too many pics on the way out. Perhaps perpendicular to the eclipse this time? Can you imagine a true top down view of the solar system?

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Facebook's flush Sheryl Sandberg savaged over UNPAID intern advert

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its a small step

from zero pay to zero hour contracts. I can't believe the number of people I've meet recently who are on these. Does no one remember the stevedores?

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Mobe networks hacked phones to fix SIM hijack flaw, says bug-finder

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javacard?

Is this some bastard offspring of Oraclecard, last seen at the end of the eighties?

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World's FIRST TALKING SPACE ROBO-CHUM BLASTS OFF to the ISS

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Mushroom

Cat litter

is all I am saying

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

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installations vs visits

There seems to have been some confusion between new OS installations and people accessing websites :

"we're told the stats were gathered from the logs of some 160m unique web surfers hitting 40,000 websites in the pollster's analytics network: each visitor's browser is expected to reveal some basic information about their computer"

I know one can be used as an approximation of the other but this will contribute to the monthly variation others have already noted. I expect another seasonal factor will be students going home and switching to their favourite fondleslab.

I also doubt that many kiosks access access the websites used in the survey , so don't think they will be showing up in the stats.

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Signing out of a broken Britain: The final Quatermass serial

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Future History

Slightly off topic but does anyone remember the Play for Tomorrow series, I think it was on around the time of Blake's 7?

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Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater

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No upvotes from me

'cos when I got here it had reached 42...

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Roomba dust-bust bot bods one step closer to ROBOBUTLERS

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FAIL

Re: The system could identify tubes of crisps and bog roll

Because the label doesn't always face the camera. Do you always recognize objects from their labels?

Last time I went for a walk the postbox didn't have a label on it...

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breakfast. +1

The poszt is required...

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Global warming fingered as Superstorm Sandy supersizer

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Re: Lots of anonymice here

You are confusing a nom de plume with hiding in a crowd.

There is only one Super Fast Jellyfish on this site and you can track what I've posted. I can not tell you from any other Anonymous Coward - and you ain't no Spartacus.

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Lots of anonymice here

Is that because they've trolling or are not convinced of their views?

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Samsung Galaxy S 4: A slim stripper with palms hovering over its body

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@PikeyDawg

The IR transmitter is why I bought the original Sony Tablet S

Unfortunately it hasn't quite got the range to switch off the tv in the pub...

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Supernova

Not one for the top 10 or even 20 but worth watching if you get a chance.

And as to big ideas I think Inception should be included but it does fall a little bit into the Matrix camp of too much CGI. Given the premises not sure they could be done otherwise?

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Re: Hmmm.... When Sci-fi meets Sci-fact the clone of "Clonus Horror"...."The Island"

Hmm, idea good but as you say, the actual film was poor.

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Saturn 3, oh yes Farah Fawcett Majors and Kirk Douglas

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Re: SF is not just about "big ideas", it only looks that way...

So say we all... Though I think BSG was backing itself into a corner as during the final season.

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Re: Good choice..

So more of a horror film than SF? But agree well scary!

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Re: a couple more

Saw Time Crimes (Los Chronocrímenes) last night, excellent on the exploration of time loops. Just added Primer to my to watch list

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Re: a couple more

Butterfly Effect? You may as well include The Time Travellers Wife...

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Incoming comet will probably miss Mars, says NASA

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Alien

What's amanfrommars's thoughts

On the Pak throwing things at his home?

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Re: Tappity Tappity Foot

Don't remember seeing it down my local arcade?

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Re: Early Vector Graphics Cabinet

Version I played was a standard stand up console and was called tail gunner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tail_Gunner

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Re: Ah - the passage of time

Ah battlezone, with the periscope viewsight. However I think tailgunner was the earliest 3d vector game back in '79...

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Re: This is an outrage

Not sure, did missile command do it first?

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Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

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Proff Nutt

Put Proff Nutt in charge of implementing this and his other suggestions and I'll go along with it...

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Re: Nanny can't fix it

Yes but strangely the author of the article is based in San Francisco - I only realised when I noticed the US spelling being used.

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

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Stop

Re: options

That sounds like it was the United Nations of drinks...

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The Lord of the Rings saga lies hidden deep in your Mac

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Mushroom

Re: >"when exactly was Bilbo rescued from Wargs by Eagles, after all?"

Jon-Tom might disagree about magic vs technology

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Musk to blast right of way through California with railgun Concorde

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Alien

Re: Nor Crystal Tears

Seem to remember the Thranx had that as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor_Crystal_Tears

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Author of '80s classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit

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Android emulator

There's also a Beebdroid version:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.littlefluffytoys.beebdroid

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How IT bosses turned the tables on our cushy consultancy gigs

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Re: An IT Manager's view

Three words

Opex vs Capex

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Dawn probe slips Vesta's grip, heads for icy dwarf planet

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Joke

Re: Vesta

Strike a light!

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Rampant fake Facebook ad clicks riddle hits dead end

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Re: But why?

Or we could go with cock up rather than cunning...

Perhaps their analytics software wasn't up to scratch? It might explain why they've gone quiet if they've subsequently found a bug in it?

Or do people think only big companies screw up software development?

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Sony slides expose saucy Xperia slate

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IR port

And they're keeping the IR port yeah!

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The Dragon 32 is 30

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Dragone

I had one of these for a few months; I cancelled my speccy order as the delivery date kept being pushed out and could get one of these from a shop in town. Loved the fact it was like a proper computer with decent keyboard and even an output for a monitor.

However the screen display was pretty rubbish and annoying. There just weren't enough games around when it first came out. Sold it and bought a Beeb after 6 months... but agree 6809 ISA was much better than 6502 which I was learning at school.

Can anyone confirm the 6809 was used in the Saab OBC for Ariane 4? I know the Ariane 5 used a MC68020 but that was programmed in Ada

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Jackson’s Hobbit becomes a trilogy

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I'll watch but only if...

they get someone else to do the music. maybe Hans Zimmer. I'll buy the blu-ray version of LOTR when I can watch it without the music.

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WD sees red, flogs NAS niche drives to SOHO punters

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Re: Munich eats and drinks

I'd go to the Augustiner Brauhaus on Landsberger Strasse whenever I was over; been a while though...

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Skydiving daredevil Baumgartner leaps from 96,000ft

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Re: Missing footage

There's a bit more coverage of the actual jump rather than the background on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18994387

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Micron mass-produces Phase Change Memory

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Alien

Chips in Spaaaaace

Hmm, if the phase state change is caused by heating then any use of this storage in space will need excellent thermal protection (although there's no mention of the temperatures required) otherwise the entire chip could be flipped to 0 or 1, depending on whether its being frozen or baked.

But good stuff for us earth bound folk.

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NatWest seeks volunteers to bonk with their iPhones

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or could come second...

I think the Barclaycard Paytag has been around for a bit longer and isn't limited to fit one type of phone. They even got the Hoff in on the act when it was launched...

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 and Nexus Q

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Missing components

I'm really missing an infra-red output: something like this would be brilliant as an all-in one remote and since it only has micro-usb output I can't even attach a dongle to it. Ho-hum, I'll keep looking.

I'd agree the inclusion of an SD slot would have been useful - even if only to download pictures off my camera.

I'm not missing the rear camera (or likely to use the front facing one) - but I suppose it might have been useful for QR codes?

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