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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

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It's Johnny Cash, though

He covered Nine Inch Nails and did it better than Trent Reznor managed in the first place, so he qualifies.

Seriously, a lot of Cash's stuff is quite rocky. When The Man Comes Around springs immediately to mind.

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No dice

This is a list of films about music and musicians. Live at Pompeii is (technically) a live concert movie, so I'm not sure if it counts.

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Rock Star is based on a true story

To be exact, it's a highly fictionalised version of events surrounding Judas Priest.

I'm going to second the nomination for The Blues Brothers - particularly in its extended cut that contains the full rendition of "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker - and question the omission of Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the Lemmy movie, and anything Scorsese has directed about music.

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Adobe confirms mobile Flash Player's race is run

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Apple fans have nothing to fear

If Steve Jobs comes back as a zombie, Apple Stores will be safe havens. Zombie Steve Jobs knows there are no brains to be found there.

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Ten... high-end Android tablets

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"Par for the course"

I don't consider rooting, remodding and flashing to be "par for the course" when it comes to transferring files from an external source. So, it's just as well that Android devices generally don't need these things to be done to achieve that.

However, Apple charging $30 to deliver basic functionality that every other manufacturer provides for free is most definitely par for the course.

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If by "hackers" you mean "anyone who wants to transfer photos from their real camera to their tablet and anybody who wants to expand storage capacity without having to replace their device", then you are absolutely correct. But as you don't, you're not.

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Lemmings

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This is a Classic Games article. Lemmings was not released for the Nintendo DS in the early 90s, for the rather good reason that the DS wasn't invented for another 15 years, and so it was excluded from the list of platforms.

On the other foot, I think the Amstrad CPC should have been included. It got its port about the same time as the Spectrum did, and it was the best 8-bit port - colourful, still capable of throwing 60 lemmings about if memory serves, and losing only a little in the switch from mouse to joystick control.

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Hackers can spring Death Row crims from cells

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Thank God it's not an Apple system...

"Not that big of a deal. You're holding your prisoners wrong."

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'Insatiable' Brits gobble Blu-Ray, deserve reward

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Except they don't.

Triple-Play packs are often no more expensive than BD-only packs. And if they are a few quid more, so what? Find a friend who doesn't have a BD player and get him to kick in a fiver. You get your BD for the cost of a DVD, he gets his DVD for half price, and you both win.

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Crime-fighting Seattle superhero unmasked, fired

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I agree in theory

However, there is a difference between a passer-by seeing an incident and intervening, and a man actively seeking out incidents to intervene in.

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What reports?

That would be the 17-minute video of the entire incident that was posted on the Web by a guy who at the time was following Fodor around making a documentary about masked vigilantes. Go watch it. I absolutely guarantee that you will reappraise your stance on the matter.

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Yep

My choice of words was not ideal. What I meant to say was that it's up to the police who should be apprehended.

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The Good Samaritan law does not apply

The reason the law states "aiding a police officer" is because it's the police officers who should determine who is and is not a criminal, not an untrained civilian. If a police officer is *not* there when you see a crime being committed, then your job as a citizen is to call one and gather what evidence you can to be a good witness.

Watch the video of the incident that got Fodor busted. There is absolutely no denying that his intervention escalated the incident. He's a fool, and he lost his job because he broke the law in the course of being a fool.

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Pay-by-mobe app spells doom for impulse buyers

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£10 cashback on the first purchase?

1) Install app.

2) Make one purchase.

3) Receive £10 cash back.

4) Uninstall app.

I'm really not seeing any flaws in the logic for the consumer, but quite a lot for Simply Tap.

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Nude lady recreates Star Wars tauntaun scene in dead horse

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Not out of character at all

Han still thinks the lightsabre is a weapon, just that it's out of date. Also he wasn't using it to fight, putting your argument on the level of saying a US Marine would cut his meat with an M-60 because a knife wouldn't be any use in a firefight.

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Moto rolls out Xoom 2 Android fondleslabs

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The prices are already there

The 10" model will cost £380, some £100 cheaper than the equivalent heilPad. So, not really making it easy for Apple.

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Steve Jobs named most influential game guy – ever

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Indeed.

After all, Tim Berners-Lee only inadvertently created the infrastructure used by modern gaming, whereas Saint Steve made the far more significant contribution of doing absolutely nothing in connection with games design at any point in his career.

The closest you could say Jobs ever got to being involved with games development was marketing several different platforms that could be used for games - the Apple II and the iPhone (let's forget about the Pippin, shall we?) - all of which merely followed in someone else's footsteps rather than innovate and none of which were as popular as their predecessors.

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Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments

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@AC 12:06

The AUP prohibits adverse comments in public. Comments on your private wall are not public, any more than the content of an e-mail sent to a few friends is equivalent to sending a letter to the Times.

On a scientific note: I find it interesting that as soon as you took Apple's side for the first and only time, you immediately turned into a kneejerking idiot who couldn't understand a simple concept like privacy. We already knew that mindless people are often known to support Apple, but is this the first evidence of a causal connection in the opposite direction - that the act of supporting Apple is enough to induce mindlessness in people who are at other times of normal intellectual capacity? An Ignobel beckons...

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Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix

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The Android ethos of plagiarism

It's so bad, they even copied their ethos off Apple.

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iPad 2 made from T-Rex fossils costs £5m

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Pirate

You realise, of course, that this is why the revolution never comes. Every time we're ready and just about to get started, another jackass pops his head up and we have to extend the wall.

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Activision banned me from Call of Duty gig, says exotic performer

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It's even better than that

Wing Commander 3 was published by ... Electronic Arts.

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code in Aussie row

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"How does Samsung suing make Apple the bully?"

It doesn't, Steve. But then the poster never said that it did. He wants Samsung to win because Apple are bullies.

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@AC 00:02

Because obviously, if someone says they do not wish to own an Apple device it must be because they can't afford one. After all, how could anyone who has sufficient funds not want to show the world they have money by waving a shiny Apple toy around?

I'm not surprised you posted anonymously. You're clearly overcompensating for some kind of personal lack.

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Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil

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Health issue?

Perhaps he has a dicky tummy, and doesn't eat breakfast because he doesn't want to bring it up?

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We like zombies… because we are zombies

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One out of three...

... and it isn't "science".

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Amazing research

I mean, it was only 32 years ago that George A Romero stated explicitly that his zombies were meant to reflect traits in various social groups, ranging from mindless consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the homeless in his unmade script for Twilight of the Dead. One character in Dawn of the Dead even lampshades it by saying that the zombies trying to get into the shopping mall are just doing what made them comfortable in life.

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As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

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You're right, I'm so jealous...

I'd really love to pay £150 over the odds for a phone with shitty battery life and specs that were outdated at launch.

As has been commented on these illustrious pages before: the reason for the design of the Apple logo is obvious - one bite is enough to tell when an apple is rotten.

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Insulin pump hack delivers fatal dosage over the air

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USB option?

A possible if unlikely circumstance may arise where I might want to get an insulin pump installed in my body, but I'll be shagged up the arse with a splintered broomstick before I get a USB port installed...

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Benefit to life outweighs the risk?

I really don't think so. I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic, and can tell you that there would be absolutely no benefit to my life in having one of these pumps implanted. In fact, given that I'd have to replace a 300-unit cartridge in my body every six days instead of in my pen injector, I'd say it would be a huge detriment to my life.

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Vlingo

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Vlingo

A free app that provides the same function as iOS's new selling point? Expect that to be pulled from the store by Christmas, then.

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McKinnon's mum up for human rights gong

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"Why do GM supporters carry on as if unchallenged?"

That would be because their statements haven't been challenged. To make a challenge would require a contrary statement containing fact or truth.

For what it's worth, I'm also not a McKinnon supporter. I am, however, a supporter of justice, and I know full well that McKinnon will not receive any if he is extradited. He should be tried here, under the law of the country in which he committed his offence, and punished according to that law if punishment is deemed necessary. In no way should we support America in their belief that they rule the whole world and their law applies to everyone everywhere.

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Fairer than the US's system

Let us not forget that the treaty the US government wishes to use to extradite McKinnon is not symmetrical. If a US citizen hacked MI5 in the way McKinnon hacked the Pentagon and we asked for that man to be extradited, the US would simply tell us to get stuffed. They have no obligations under that treaty to allow extradition of their citizens, whereas they can request extradition of foreign nationals to the US for almost any reason.

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Transfer of power

It was on BBC News several months back.

Also, Gaddafi simply leaving the country wouldn't have done anything to resolve the situation as his loyalists would have continued the fight so he could return.

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Or in words that the typical commentard can understand...

... "mentally unbalanced".

It really doesn't matter whether McKinnon is obsessed because he has OCD or Asperger's Syndrome or anything else - he still hacked the Pentagon because he has a brain disorder that influences his choices, not because he sought to cause harm or wanted the challenge. You and I may be aware of the differences between those various disorders, but ultimately they're not important here.

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Given that the US are one of the most egregious violators of human rights in the world, I'd say standing up to them is worth recognition. They're trying to lock away a mentally unbalanced individual for doing something that caused them no harm beyond a little embarrassment - and maybe even helped them, as it's better that someone like McKinnon found and highlighted the flaws in Pentagon security than a real enemy of the state.

(And please, don't make me laugh by suggesting the Libyan NTC are about democracy. Gaddafi offered to set up a peaceful transfer of power and the NTC refused. When they caught him, he was executed without trial. Clearly an organisation deserving of human rights awards.)

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Hack reveals Android tablet within Sony e-reader

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It's even better than that

There's a Kindle store and reader for Android. When rooted, this device will be able to read *and* purchase any e-book format you care to name.

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China punts free condoms at iPhone owners

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Pfft

Why do these companies always give away "exciting free gifts" that you're never going to use?

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Vegas man begs web for $1m to fix gigantic scrotum

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Not quite, Chris P

To quote the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: "socialist" means "un-American".

And if you're a Republican, "liberal" means "socialist".

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Samsung, Google whip out Android 4.0 Nexus

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Froyo

Is the abbreviated name for frozen yoghurt, as made by Ben and Jerry's and sold in a supermarket near you.

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The product name is Android 4.0

But all Android versions have a sweet-based codename - Gingerbread, Froyo and so on. It helps because the layman can identify the most recent version without being tricked with sales gobbeldigook about marks and mods.

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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

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"The pace of Apple's innovatin is slowing."

Run out of ideas to steal, have they?

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Vodafone customers fume over iPhone 4S delays

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It's "calling birds" or "collie birds"

Depending on which version you recall.

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Another World 20th Anniversary Edition

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Hmmm

Looks identical to the 15th Anniversary Edition for PC, which comes with the full soundtrack album and can be picked up for no more than five Yuckian Shekels if you know where to look.

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Sony BDP-SX1 portable Blu-ray player

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What a pointless device

Let's see, what does BD have over DVD as a format. Full HD picture quality? This player isn't even HD-ready. High quality sound at up to 7.1? Nope, you'll be stuck with 2.0. Well, I guess for a few fanatics there's also BD-Live content on the intern... whoops, sorry, you can't have that either.

Still, you'll be able to watch your Blu-rays away from home. This would be a big selling point to someone who had nothing but BDs in his movie collection, if so many big movies weren't released on BD with a DVD or digital copy.

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S ban in Japan and Oz

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Stuff they actually, y'know, invented

Because, y'know, Apple actually invented and designed the rectangle.

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Sixth of Britain's cellphones have traces of poo on them

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The obvious joke

You've got more than traces of poo on your hands if you're using an iPad - you've got the whole turd.

(Yes, yes, I know, but *someone* was going to say it...)

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World+Dog goes bonkers for iPhone 4S

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A red letter day for Apple fans

After all, this is the only time anyone will ever mention their impressive iQueue.

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Valve chief says Apple will own your living room

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@ Techno-whore

Yeah, I do believe Apple products are hugely overpriced just because I read it somewhere. Let me try and remember where it was, would you?

... oh, now I recall. It was on the price tag.

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No mind

If Apple released a product that did exactly what you wanted at a price you were willing to pay, you can be assured that someone else will have released a similar product at a lower price.

As for who has a say in what software is released for their platform: no, Sony et al don't have a say in it. They may not give their approval for everything that is released, but they can't stop you releasing it without going to court. Nintendo, for example, are well-known as a family friendly company, but back in the day there were porn games for the Famicom. The difference is that anyone could buy an EPROM blower or a CD burner and put out their own software. Apple, on the other hand, have complete control over the sole authorised means of distribution for software on their platform.

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