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* Posts by Andy B 1

11 posts • joined 16 Feb 2011

Russian probe engines crap out on way to Mars

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Joke

'Space Engineers'

Surely that should be Rocket Scientists - it's not that difficult.

Rev. Andy

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Watchdog mauls Euro database of 'pirates'

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Headmaster

Who can 'peak'?

New heights of subeditorlessness. A spell check is not enough.

Rev. Andy

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OpenSUSE 12.1 delivers Fedora punch with GNOME 3

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WTF?

Pardon my incredulity but...

'openSUSE boasts "many of the top open source GUI designers in the world".'

There are open source GUI designers? Really?

Rev. Andy

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Gibson revisits Firebird range with robotic refresh

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Wrong way round

Why oh why did they use the reverse body style! Admittedly it's fairly ugly with all the gubbins anyway but at least the original shape had some style. Bleurgh.

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Your mom, girlf, boyf: Spying on your phone and email

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Happy

Danger! Danger!

Actually I think you'll find that the world in general (at least the developed world) is a vastly safer place for children (& everybody else) than it used to be. The fears have become big & scary but by almost any measure the actual incidence of incidents has declined. Smile, things are much better than you think.

Rev. Andy

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Euro space truck prepares for fiery death

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WTF?

Why load it up?

I can't see why it needs to be loaded up with the 'waste and unwanted hardware' - surely anything to be thrown out could be gently lobbed at the big blue globe where it would burn up on its own.

Rev. Andy

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Living, biological raygun produced in lab

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Mushroom

Animated adverts

Aargh! Having an animated advert beside an article guarantees I won't read it. And it even shows up in Safari's Reader mode.

Death is too good, etc. etc.

Rev. Andy

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Council fined for randomly emailing personal data

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And the net result is?

I wonder how much effect fining a public body has? In this case it will mean that some other council service is cut or curtailed or that the future council tax will be increased, hard to see how this acts as any sort of deterrent or punishment.

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Chinese mapping hotline stays cold

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Headmaster

Measuring officialdom gone mad?

I suspect you meant Ordnance Survey, maps for explosive chuckers.

Rev. Andy

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Apple iPad 2

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Coat

Smooth...

...with a capital "Smoo" surely?

Rev. Andy

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What sealed Nokia's fate?

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Here I go...

The reference is from Brainstorm by Hawkwind and I claim my prize. I'm near Elgin - I can call & collect.

Rev. Andy

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