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Apple coughs up 7 hours of profit to refund kids' $32.5m app spend spree

GatesFanbois
FAIL

Obvious troll is obvious.

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How politicians could end droughts FOREVER: But they don't want to

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Re: Thames Water

Yeah cause it's not like it is on their website or anything, oh wait a minute yes it is.

http://www.thameswater.co.uk/cps/rde/xbcr/corp/thames-water-june-return-tables-2011.pdf

Table 7 for number of water customers, table 3 for props connected to sewerage system, tables 10, 10a and 10b for meaningful stats relating to demand and deployable output, total storage volume is a meaningless metric.

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Ereader sales to slump as punters snap up cheap slabs – report

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When I can use a tablet everyday but only have to charge it every few weeks I'll be interested until then I'll stick to my ereader.

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Ten... sub-£100 mono laser printers

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Re: sub-£250 shirley?

It did say at the begining of the article you would have to look around to find them around the 100 quid mark and that it was the SRP that was quoted in the article. The Kyocera Mita FS-1320D, which I think was the most expensive at 232 quid, is showing up on a google shopping search at £107.40.

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Jackpot: astronomers tag Goldilocks planet

GatesFanbois

Run away?

Nah, just get the honey out I'm a bit peckish

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Windows Phone to overtake iOS in 2015

GatesFanbois
Windows

Hell I like my windows phone but how anyone could take this report seriously is beyond me.

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Honda NSX reborn as a hybrid

GatesFanbois
Headmaster

Errr no..

I think you will find that is actually an opinion and not a fact.

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Apple to stage New York education event next week

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Trollface

Sounds like...

Apple are taking lessons from the tobacco industry “Get them while they're young”.

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Android malware victims offered free WinPhones by MS

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Mushroom

No malware which requires a hard reset is a fail. An epic fail is downloading something from the official app store which results in you getting a huge bill because of the premium services it has signed you up to.

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Beeb rescues old Who episodes

GatesFanbois
Facepalm

I think....

it was more a case of the unions sticking their oar in. Basically they thought if old shows were kept in perpituity then they would just repeat old shows instead of making new ones therefore not creating new jobs for actors. So as a result a bunch were destroyed. A bit silly really and it wasn't just doctor who it happened to either.

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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

GatesFanbois
Joke

Obviously...

Get a Windows Phone 7, they weren't mentioned so therefore must be safe and Microsoft are well known for not cooperating with the government.

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Sky's mobile movies move leaves Apple, Amazon gasping

GatesFanbois

On top of any existing Sky subscription, I'm guessing?

You guessed wrong no extra cost for sky customers unless you want to watch something not included in your current sky subscription.

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YaCy takes on Google with open source search engine

GatesFanbois
FAIL

Wow this sounds so... cuil

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Boffins find new 2012 glyph on 'secret' Mayan brick

GatesFanbois
Headmaster

Is

graffiti on an old brick really a good basis for forecasting the end of the universe? If it had been calculated via excel on the otherhand I doubt there would be so much uncertainty.

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

GatesFanbois

Rockers??? What about the mods???

No Tommy or Quadrophenia, you greasy haired rockers are all the same

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Where are all the decent handheld scribbling tools?

GatesFanbois
WTF?

It is easy to find a decent handheld scribbling tool

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/SearchWithinCategory.aspx?cat=%5CStationeryAndCards%5CPaper+products%5CNotebooks%5CA5

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Why your tech CV sucks

GatesFanbois

Well a CV should be two pages max but as David Haprer 1 said they won't get beyond the first page unless it makes it sound like an ideal candidate.

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Nokia Lumia 800

GatesFanbois

There is a signal strength indicator

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GatesFanbois

Got to agree with you on that one. The Samsung omnia 7 has a sliding door which is a much better solution to keep the usb port covered.

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World of Warcraft subscriptions slip

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I'm sure Warcraft IV will be announced as soon as they finish heart of the swarm, Diablo 3 and the protoss SC2 expansion. 2019 is probably looking a good bet.

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Zuckerberg: 'Make partnerships, not war'

GatesFanbois
Coffee/keyboard

OMG It's a Google Shill

Seriously? G+ not a copy? lol

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Music biz presses BT to block The Pirate Bay

GatesFanbois
FAIL

Oh noes the BT freetards won't be able to access TPB, unless they change there DNS or use a proxy but they'll never figure that out.

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Nokia's Brave New World is (almost) Finn-free

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Trollface

WP7 Made for Linux Fans?

"Another differentiator is the fact that Windows Phone is actually quite good, although most punters don’t know it exists"

All the linux fanboys shoudl be running out to get one of these after they read this it's just like there favourite OS, quite good but no one uses it.

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Windows 7 overtakes XP - finally

GatesFanbois
FAIL

So the most "advanced" operating system in the world is finally catching up to an utterly despised version of windows? Well done, thats really awesome. Guess it must be those advanced full screen apps that have cause the OSX marketshare to marginally incrase over 2 years.

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Which actor should play Steve in upcoming biopic?

GatesFanbois
Coat

How about richard stallman or steve ballmer

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Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

GatesFanbois
Trollface

Linux is a pile of cack anyway. Microsoft is doing everyone a favour by preventing it being installed.

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After hack nightmare, Sony bars lawsuits with new TOS

GatesFanbois
Meh

I really have no idea about how the US legal system works and the powers of individual states but I would have thought that:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/28/supreme_court_class_action_decision/

Would have meant that the EULA would apply in California

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Apple sells world's most expensive flash drive

GatesFanbois
Trollface

@As opposed to...

As far as I know Windows service packs are free and available to download.

Anyway how are you fanbois enjoying your full screen apps? Are they good yeah? Enjoying that advanced functionality are you?

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Mag bitchslapped in Duchess Kate digi-slimming case

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Flame

A title

Some posh bint marries a prince and all of a sudden she is a female role model??? Really is this what qualifies as a role model in the UK today? She's hardly Aung San Suu Kyi

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Jeff Bezos patents retro jets, and airbags, for telephones

GatesFanbois

this is a deliberate tile

Didn't IBM do this with laptops in the early 2000s ?

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Google lands patent for, um, estimating shipment time

GatesFanbois
WTF?

Whatever next?

Next they'll be patenting changing the logo on your website... oh they already have

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Activision rolled for too much avatar rock

GatesFanbois
Trollface

claiming their actions turned the band into "virtual karaoke players".

Yes, this is outrageous. Maroon 5 have neither the talent nor ability of "virtual karaoke players".

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Google claims 'bogus patent' conspiracy against Android

GatesFanbois
FAIL

Googles patents

Some of the patents Google have been granted border on the rediculous.

This is the company that patented: "System and Method For Enticing Users To A Web Site."

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-gets-an-absurd-patent-for-its-google-doodles-2011-3?op=1

Where by they patented changing your website logo. Face it all the companies be it Microsoft, Apple, Oracle or Google are just as bad as each other.

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GatesFanbois

Nortel Patents?

Yep the Nortel patents were just a big conspiracy to keep them away from google... except they were invited to join the consortium bidding. This email was released after the google rant.

Brad –

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you — I came down with a 24-hour bug on the way back from San Antonio. After talking with people here, it sounds as though for various reasons a joint bid wouldn’t be advisable for us on this one. But I appreciate your flagging it, and we’re open to discussing other similar opportunities in the future.

I hope the rest of your travels go well, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

–Kent

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-google-email-2011-8?op=1

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Googlenet runs on '900,000 servers'

GatesFanbois

So...

how much energy is required to pump that water ?

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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone Mango out to Japan

GatesFanbois
Stop

Predictable

yeah I do and despite my username i'm not actually a ms shill. I don't really care about my phone platform but I got a new phone for the first time in about 5 years last month. I had expected to end up with an android phone but ended up getting an Omnia 7 as the screen is gorgeous, the OS looks a lot better in real life than it does on screen shots, and is quite a pleasant experience to use, Also the phone was cheap for what seems a decent spec.

Theres nothing ground breaking about wp7 but it is very usable and overall a good experience without having to pay the sort of money you do for an iphone or higher spec android phone. The UI also looks different to other phones out there and remains very usable which is nice.

It's also worth mentioning that Zune is great. Unlimited music downloads + 10 free mp3 downloads a month for £8.99 is a good deal in my book.

So ignore wp7 if you want to but all in all it's a perfectly good alternative to android and the iphone.

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

GatesFanbois
Joke

The flaw here is

they only turned their detection instruments on when they started the experiment where as to detect the faster than light time travel shizzle they should have turned them on 3 weeks ago.

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Hubble detects new Plutonian moon

GatesFanbois
Trollface

How about

WP7 due to the size of it's market share

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Heat sink breakthrough threatens ventblockers

GatesFanbois
Boffin

Chip pan is all that is required

Just get a bath, not a metal one, of oil, remove any fans etc and then submerge your motherboard in it. There you go all the cooling you need, just don't put you hard disks in it.

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News of the World TO CLOSE

GatesFanbois

My A*se

Yeah right!

It 's not going to close it will just be rebranded with a token change of editor

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Fox News tweets hacked to show Obama death stories

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Facepalm

title

Wrong. It is an official Fox twitter account, they have several and this one has a "verified" icon. Guess the fail belongs to you.

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Microsoft pounces as Mozilla shuns enterprise

GatesFanbois
Facepalm

a title

does that include the mozilla corporation?

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Oz alkie gets hammered on hospital hand sanitiser

GatesFanbois
Pint

A title

I seem to recall a guest at a windsor group hotel doing this a few years back.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8272799.stm

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David Davis: Jobless should dig trenches for fat UK pipes

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title

So what he seems to be saying is we should give the unemployed jobs?

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Linux kernel runs inside web browser

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Thumb Up

title

Yo Dawg we heard you like OSs so we put an OS in your browser on your os so you can use the OS in your browser while its running on your OS

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Microsoft, Nokia, HTC fight Apple's 'App store' trademark

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FAIL

Title

Oh so microsoft is suing other os's which refer to these rectangle things as windows then? No ?didn't think so. Despite trademarking the proper noun for it's OS MS have not made any effort to restrict the use of the phrase windows in computing as a common noun. Apple on the other hand want to trademark appstore as a proper noun and also curtail the use of appstore as a common noun.

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GatesFanbois
Dead Vulture

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

"which might seem a bit cheeky from the holder of a trademark on the word Windows."

Oh please. If they had a trademark for Windows in the context of bits of colourless transparent glass commonly found in houses you might have a point but they don't they have a trademark for windows in the context of computer software. Similarly if Apple were applying for a trademark for AppStore in the context of Dogfood I doubt anyone would care but they aren't they are applying for it in the context of a store which sells apps.

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Student accused of posting bogus coupons to 4chan

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blah

I remember seeing these. They were very well done and there were instructions provided on how to create your own coupons. The person posting also gave helpful information like print of a bunch of them and give them away to other people in the supermarket or put them under wind screen wipers. so when you walk up to a checkout with the same coupon it doesn't seem so strange.

I was never convinced they would work for the high ticket price items such as xboxes but people replied saying they did. Then again it was 4chan so I didn't believe them either.

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David Cameron wants to push all of Blighty online

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Flame

house heating

Well at least people won't need to use their heating in the winter if they have a P4 computer. Should also help the electricity vendors make a bit more cash with those beasts sucking up power.

Still maybe at some point the politicians will realised not everyone wants to be online. Even if you offer them free computers and internet some people will just not be interested.

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