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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: Might actually be good. someone who

KW Jetter is an appallingly bad writer.

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Re: Surely Harrison Ford is now too old to play a character with an engineered short life-span?

I took that to be a bit of "messing with his head" .... there was nothing in the statement that implied the her death was imminent

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Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

IsJustabloke

Re: Just one question.... That's two.

Why does the first version of his question have more upvotes than the second....dd some commentards change their minds?

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Re: Logo on the back I can understand...

ummmm..... MY current SONY has the brand back and front.... as did my sammy before that and my HTC before that and indeed the Nokia I had before that.

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Trollface

Re: Finland should consider itself lucky

I think you'll find that they know where Ukraine is rather the Crimea ;)

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Re: Meh

I always thought mungnuts were a type of Edamame

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Vodafone's 4G investment is beginning to pay off

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Vodashite

They may have 4G somewhere but its certainly no where near anywhere that I am, they're happy enough to charge me for it but are strangely reluctant to offer me a discount even though by their own admission the likelihood of my home town getting 4G from them is akin to the devil skating to work. I don't really care about 4g but if they are going to charge me for it then perhaps they should supply it.

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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

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Re: Android OEMs are copying Apple in all the wrong ways

How strange... My Xperia Z1 has had two updates and is due to get another in the new year. I can't say its particularly bloaty either.... yes it includes the awesome Walkman media player and its album software is pretty darn good too ( along with its class leading camera) Oh... and its waterproofing.

Yeah, I see what you're saying its utter rubbish!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Good for him... its good he works in a society that allow him to express his sexuality without fear or censure, I don't really give a stuff one way or the other.

I'm not too sure about the "gift from God" stuff though.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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You married foreign nationals....

Which means that you probably spend a lot of time in the company the foreign nationals that make up their friends and families and so will undoubtedly have a view coloured by that experience.

This is akin to the small vocal minority that use internet forums who somehow come to believe that their collective view / wisdom is in fact the correct view.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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WTF?

Re: Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew?

Why are you so bothered?

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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Re: OEM Bloat not Decreased since Z1?

horses for course.... I think the Walkman app is superb and the album app is being upgraded all the time, so I disagree with your view in its entirety

As a side note.... you'd think that the company that *invented* personal music players might have a clue or two about mobile music and they do. .

My one small gripe is that otherwise great ear buds have a tendency to work loose no matter what size bud I pick and the round the back of the head design is a pain...

I would also disagree with the talk of OEM bloat because anyone who thinks the SONY has bloatware on it has obviously never owned an a handset supplied by Orange.

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

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Re: hold on...

You're missing the point.

The point is not to teach them "programming", the point is to spark interest in programming and I imagine that this will do the job nicely...

PASCAL is a great language to teach people the basics of programming.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Joke

Re: Dammit the male internet made me post !!

Oh I dunno.... I probably would. I don't have to talk to her and as long as I can keep her mouth busy...

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EU competition chief goes after Amazon’s delux Lux tax deal

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Re: 11 years to investigate...

I was going to make a similar point about an investigation that can't get its own financial house in order investigating another organisation for financial irregularities

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Fiat 500S: So pleasingly sporty we didn't want to give it back

IsJustabloke

Re: Small petrol is back!

No, the Ka is built on the same platform as the 500 but the platform is all FIAT baby!

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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I'm increasingly amazed that...

no one at the BBC has the balls to take Moffat to one side and tell him what a cunt he is and what a shit job he's done with their "flagship" show.

I'll be honest I've not been the biggest fan of the reboot but this stuff has just been truly truly truly awful.

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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Re: I concur

I've never had a problem renewing online either but then I always wait until a few days after teh renewal date before I renew.

I like to live dangerously......

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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RE Celebrities appear to be fair game to some, put yourself out there expect adulation

Could you be anymore ignorant?

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

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Looper

he starred alongside Bruce Willis in the rather good Looper.

However, I doubt he could rescue a movie on this subject , created by Oliver Stone, whose best work is definitely behind him.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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Re: Why does the Moon have gravity?

I have been known to think of grinding in an affectionate way but it's in an entirely different context....

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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legal requirement

Yeah, I was gonna say this... mine was replaced just recently too. A non smart but didgital replacement for the dial and pointer meter that was originally fitted.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

IsJustabloke

Re: OnePlus One

My xperia z1 has one and it works very well indeed

And yes, in my experience they all require the headset as an antenna although once the radio is going you can remove the headset but it does noticeably degrade signal quality as you would expect.

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Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd

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Re: just me ?? re Yes. It's definitely just you that carries their phone on a belt-worn holder

and Moss

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: "Soon"

or instead of trying to be "cool", you could have just used the word Police

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

IsJustabloke

Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave

I'm afraid you sir, are mistaken.... if you buy your sausages from a proper butcher they are indeed mostly made of meat... the same cannot be said of value supermarket sossies though.

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Re: So basiclly,

American "bacon" doesn't count as bacon; it being the thickness of a gnats penis and grilled until it has attained a glass / plastic like sheen and that when an attempt is made to stab it with a fork it will shatter into a meellllionnnn pieces each flying off the plate in a spray pattern similar to an exploding shell's shrapnel Or something called sausage, that is actually a burger... No I'm afraid you American's can teach us nothing about the breakfast.

Its a called a full English around the world for a reason you know. ;)

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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

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EE / Orange lost me as a customer after 12 + years

last April because I got fed up with being asked to bend over. Ironically I moved to Vodafone, honestly in terms of service provision I am considerably worse off than I was under Orange but as I repeatedly explained to them, I have no other way of registering my protest at them and so even if I end up with worse service They've left me no choice.

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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Re: Valkyrie - Lol you big girl.

Yes I suspect "LUCY" is a girl. *rolleyes*

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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well you my old fruit are talking bollocks... how can it be a proper synopsis of a who episode without mention of the sonic "universal fixer of everything (tm)" Screwdriver?

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

IsJustabloke

Re: Truisms Spoken Aloud

An American chiding an Englishman for flag waving is more than a little comical. :D

The language is called English because when we ruled most of the globe we took *our* language with us and taught it to the locals not wanting to bother with learning all the piddling little local languages.

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Selfies are OVER: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'

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Re: Sleeveface at the MOMA?

I am neither a hipster or a granny. I have a lot of vinyl... some new, some stuff I bought years ago.

So I guess the answer is "yes"

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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WTF?

Re: The witch hunt continues

"As for the "witch hunt" remark, you're coming dangerously close to IYLISMWDYGLT territory"

What?

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Facepalm

Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

twat. that is all.

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They want me to install CCTV to see what YOU did in the TOILET

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Re: Hang on a second

I don't believe there was any mention of gender...

think about the guy waking from a drunken stupor to be told about the show he and the big blonde swede put on last night and then being introduced to "Erik"

;)

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How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

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Megaphone

Re: Something doesn't add up here...

I would suggest there is a world of difference between telling your immediate family and making an announcement to all and sundry on Facebook which is surely akin to taking out a full page advert in a national advert.

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London's King of Clamps shuts down numberplate camera site

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WTF?

Er....

we were able to see his company's claims that the ANPR in a box system could detect "car thieves, terrorists or undesirables such as shop lifters"

Shop lifters? ANPR can detect shop lifters?!?!?!

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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Meh

Re: Says it all really

Providing the tour isn't compulsory they can make it as short as they like.

I showed myself round and found a member of staff to ask whenever I wanted to know something. They were all without exception knowledgeable and approachable. I also had a long chat with the owner of the Churchill collection.

Seems a shame that this corporate suit is determined to ruin everything.

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My name is Dabbsy and I am an EMAILOHOLIC

IsJustabloke
Meh

UH-OH... I think I may be one too....

I have a separate email address for every single organization / website/forum that requires an address of me, I must have hundreds by now :(

They all feed into 2 or 3 addresses to rule them all. :(

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Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

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Re: it's 'how stupid people think clever people think' tv isn't it.

ha! I used that exact phrase to my fanboy colleague :) he wasn't happy ...at all. :D

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Audiophiles: These Wi-Fi speakers have a stereo drift of less than 25μs – good enough for you?

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Mushroom

I was interested to see on the page you link to.. in the people also viewed category this item ->

http://www.amazon.com/Images-SI-Inc-Uranium-Ore/dp/B000796XXM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2

:/

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Re: No forcing google+

Yes, I agree... the net result is that I no longer comment on apps because I don't have anything on my G+ profile and I intend it to say that way. I did delete the association with my Youtube account also. Other than that I don't really care about it, I only use gmail for "junk" and for my app purchases

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Twitter: It's JUST LIKE Elder Scrolls (no it's not)

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I don't always agree with your POV Mr Dabbs

but in this instance I think you're absolutely spot on.

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Apple: C'mon, flick on iBeacon. Let us track you. You'll get BADGES

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Re: It's not new and it's not clever

I'm not the one that felt the need to post to foamy mouthed comments about the subject and I don't actually give a shit I was just offering you some sage advice but hey go your own way. ;)

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Re: It's not new and it's not clever

Have you considered not giving a shit rather than getting all uppity about it?

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Curiosity rover: While you humans were busy being hungover, this bot hit its 500th Martian day

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Unhappy

Re: auld lang syne

That xkcd is kinda sad :(

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Assange flick The Fifth Estate branded 'WORST FILM OF THE YEAR'

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Re: Misleading title

Ummmm.... Mrs Abloke and I went to see the Diana Movie (It was her turn to choose the movie :/ )

To my surprise, I have to say it was a long way from the worst film I've ever seen and I have no doubt whatsoever that it was infinitely better than *anything* M.Night. Shamalaladingdong has done since "6th Sense"

Here is a synopsis of every single M.N.S movie....

It was a dark and stormy night.... the rain lashed the windows... the wind howled around the edges of the cottage, rattling the shutters.... the candles flickered in a draft.... So I stayed in by the fire with a nice cup of cocoa.

As for the topic on hand, I suspect it was a flop because on the whole people *really* don't give a stuff about the whole wiki leaks nonsense; most of us having more important things to worry about.

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PUNISHMENT gluttons: The Dr Who monsters that come back for more

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Re: Bored?

Well TBF the classic troll is far superior to the modern shite.....

I'm Sorry? Oh yes the one with a picture Tom baker in the pocket...

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How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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Open Plan offices...

The dev team I work on was recently re-homed in a separate building. Our portion of the office was a huge open plan space that we barely made a dent on.... last Christmas myself and a colleague set up our scalextric for a two or three days .... it was a huge four lane digital setup that enabled up to six of us to race at any one time, the others were "marshaling"

The circuit was as close to Silverstone as we couldl make it

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Brit inventor Dyson challenges EU ruling on his hoover's energy efficiency ratings

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I'd rather James Dyson bent his energies to making his cleaners less of an assault on the eyes.

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