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General Motors issues STOP DELIVERY for 2,800 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

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Paris Hilton

Brakes ?

They'll only slow ya down !

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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Seeing Speedball 2 on my mates A500 was what made me buy one.

Brilliant game. The humourous audio snippets were the icing on the cake.

My daughters loved Tiny Troops mainly for the....

"Aaaaaaaarmageddon & Run Awaaaaaay" sound snippets !

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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Re: Perspective please

He's trying to buy his way out of his one way ticket to hell

Clue: Diablo doesn't care about money !

;-)

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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No Sharp Elsimate ?

I went to school just south of Perth WA in the 70's and this was the "Must-Have".

Pretty wierd considering I couldn't afford one and even if I could no-one was allowed to use them anyway !

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Dry, cold and volatile: How to survive Mars, and your fellow crew

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Penal Colony Mars

Now where could we send all those peado's & murderers etc that's out of the way and they won't be coming back, Well. Not for a long time anyway. ?

Don't knock it as it's worked a couple of times before and now one of those colonies is the most powerful nation on the planet and the other is a really nice place !!

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When three Linux journos go crowdfunding

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Mark me down for a sub

Good luck

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Classic telly FX tech: How the Tardis flew before the CGI era

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Re: Nice history

In the words of the late Ian Dury..

"There ain arf been some clever barstewards - Lucky Bleeders"

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Unknown Aussie and Dutch family car spring solar surprise

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Wusses.

Siff upper lip chaps (& Chapessess)

btw.. Centre of gravity appears waaaay too high.

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Congrats on MP3ing your music... but WHY bother? Time for my ripping yarn

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Unhappy

I'm getting pissed off with artistes who release their cds in oversized sleeves.

Just bought Arctic Monkeys AM and it doesn't fit in the rack (neither does "Panic of Girls" etc) so instead of being proudly displayed in the rack they get lost in the cupboard

:-(

It might be Big but it aint Clever !

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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Kewl Electric

If they can make them this Cool I'm all for it (at a sensible price for us paupers !!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YP1O-BpGBBk

Thread that's taken from.... http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1042959&highlight=electric+vehicle

Their latest project... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z9bPY-xXFCQ

Thread .. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1073960

Yes you'll probably have to join the forum to view the thread. Not much I can do about that other than to say they are kewl projects.

Oh.. And they sound great too.

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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Wot No Amiga A3000T & 4000T ?

Even the A1000 was a sexy bit of kit

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2012: The year that netbooks DIED

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Linux

The real reason

I didn't bother reading all the comments to apologies if it has been said..

Asus wanted to release a small form factor laptop with limited RAM & SSD. Asus wanted XP on it but Microsoft wanted to kill XP and was pushing Vista. Vista was too pricey and bloated.

So Asus threatened to ship them with Linux installed. Messers Ballmer and co laughed and said "go ahead, it'll flop".

Asus sold EVERY SINGLE One. Returns were on a par with any windows offering. It was a runaway success.

Microsoft had to back peddle before Linux got traction with the public. So they extended the life of XP and gave Asus the deal it had wanted originally.

Now a campaign of disinformation was started.

ie:

Why would you want a tiny 8mb SSD when for the same price you can have a 130gb ? In other words, the usual Ms tactic of newer, faster, bigger (more expensive)

This of course completely defeated the whole concept of the Netbook being a cheap but robust (no spinning HD) computing device.

Asus were no fools either. They deliberately chose Xandros instead of any major distro so as to not completely alienate MS.

Yup, Microsoft wanted this little upstart dead. Looks like they finally won.

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A year on the run: El Reg tracks 2012’s techno-fugitives

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DX7

Much kudos for the Awesome Yammie DX7 alone.

What was the topic ? Sorry, got sidetracked.

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

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Devil

Maya

@ Sisk

The Mayans ARE still around

Methinks they'll party hard this year having rickrolled the entire planet !!

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The early days of PCs as seen through DEAD TREES

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Joe Pillow

@ J.R.Hartley

Indeed. Not a single mention of Joe Pillow or how his arrival @ CES convinced Apple execs their days in the computer industry were (severely) numbered.

Mags I bought regulary (EVERY month)

1: Amiga Format but moved to Amiga Shopper when released

2: Amiga User International

3: CU Amiga

4: MicroMart

5: Computer Shopper <--- Once in a blue moon

None: But peruse online Linux stuff

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TiVo: Cisco and pals could owe us BILLIONS over DVR patents

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Electronic Design

Anyone rememeber Casablanca NLV ?

I bet ED have/had some patents prior to Tivo's.

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Canonical flings out Ubuntu 12.10 – now with OPTIONAL Bezos suck

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Customer ?

Surely you're only a customer if you paid for the product ?

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Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?

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Media

Try formatting a USB stick (don't use the cli). I just want to know if anyone else goes through the palaver I went through to do that simple task.

It was right click icon and select format.. Bingo, Job done. (Not anymore)

Oh and I discovered where the reboot option is....

Select Logout, then click on the power button (top right of screen) then select Shutdown.. THEN you get a choice of reboot, Shutdown or Cancel !

I am slowly beginning to fettle 11:10 to something I may be able to put up with but why go around the block just to cross the street ?

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Upgrade or downgrade ?

I upgraded last night and was surprised that it completed the upgrade without glitches. So.. on reboot I was expecting Unity and that's what I got. I've been using Gnome 2 "Classic" mode but as this is the "chosen path" I figured I might as well give it a fair suck of the sauce bottle.

So, after reboot what did I find ?

No graphic drivers activated. Not a biggy but on activation.... Where's the restart option in the cog (me menu ?) .. Seriously, there's only Shutdown.

Next... I nipped round corner T'shop for some Doritos and when I got back I discovered the screen locked, s'funny, I had that set to 45 mins. Oh well... I'll have to reset it again... except.... Where is it ? It was in screensavers but that's gone... I used that "Dash" effort to search... I clicked around clicking on likely candidates.. Nope.. I give in ... Give me a clue !!

I'll give this a month and if still not happy I'm gonna change over to Peppermint.

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Nobody has any idea about new pension thing happening

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Maxwelled

The so government rips off our pension funds and wants us to give them more. At least Maxwell had the decency to top himself.

I was made aware of the new pension crap last year, I'm 50 years old so I'll be opting out <-- They'd probably want a grand a month from me !!

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Mr Bean prangs £650k McLaren

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FAIL

R.Send

I live in Peterborough.. Local news here..

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/traffic-transport/latest-travel/rowan_atkinson_s_horror_crash_in_240mph_car_1_2942670

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Cornish cow plucked from jaws of death by Navy chopper

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Devil

Cows with Guns ?

Ok.. So instead of becoming fish food it gets to become (several) burgers.

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Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

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Paris Hilton

Scalextric

So make roads like Scalextric tracks. That'll make sure the buggers are in the correct lane at the correct time and if they aint then they'll wait for the appropriate correction point !!

Or... Use that electric toothbrush charging idea. iirc Tesla ( Nikolai) discovered a way to send a charge over the airways.

Where's the electric shock icon ? Ok I'll use Paris instead as she probably uses something rechargable !!

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Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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MediaStudioPro

I wish I could get MSP to work in WINE or be able to buy a native Linux version. It's what I "grew up with" and am comfortable using. Either that or Main Actor !!

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RAC prof: Road charges can end the ripoff of motorists

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The real reason

Is... we are having.. what is it ?... 2.1 kids instead of the 6 or 7 of yesteryear. Which is the same problem as the Pensions fund. (Apart from it being ripped off). ie: inverted pyramid. Except with driving.. Within the next 5 years a hefty chunk of those OAP's will be coming OFF the roads. Along with New Tech this will result in a serious drop in (Road) revenue. So the Bullshit Campaign starts picking up momentum.

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Mechanic drove three miles with angry bloke on bonnet

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Ello John...

I bet he never sells a dodgy motor again

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Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx turns back on Yahoo! search switcheroo

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@ Jaunty

Ext4 by default

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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I got this email...

... and thought it was hilarious

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OpenOffice is the new David Hasselhoff

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Happy

Bah amateurs

Protext FTW

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ARM boss forecasts mass migration to netbooks

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Go

Where are they ?

I just wish they'd hurry up and release the damn things.

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More MIDs with ARM than Atom by 2013

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Linux

Where are the ARMS ?

Well they wanna bloody well hurry up and make the ARM Netbooks available. I've had £300 burning a hole in my wallet for the past 3 weeks. I've been waiting to see whats announced at CES. Well thats been & gone.

Where are the ARM Netbooks ?

/Stomps feet

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Italians threaten suit over Windows pre-install

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Images

I feel that stores should be forced to sell computers os free.

In the box could be 3 discs with images of various os's. 1 of them could be a trial version of Windows.

Argue amongst yourselves which distro's should be chosen.

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Pitchfork-wielding mobs encircle smart meters

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Got the power

Sounds like it'll soon be time to buy a diesel Genny

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AMD squeezes promises from Intel

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Excellent

Microsoft next ?

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Asus delays 'smartbook' release

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Linux

Anyone else

Getting suspicious that a certain company from Redmond are leaning on manufacturers to delay release until they have an ARM port ?

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Europe plots black boxes for cars

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@ Martin 19

I have been a wagon driver for 23 years mate. I'm well aware of the restrictions and when they were implemented. (I Aim 44 tonners for Langdons)

You didn't take into account the skateboard effect going downhill. There are many times on the motorway when CC is enabled that the gradient lets the vehicle get up to 57 ish. @ 58.5 the exhaust brake kicks in to retard the speed but the clock is still ticking on the overspeed.

This is why you see the brake lights come on, on a perfectly clear motorway. You have to pull it down to 55mph for about 2 seconds to reset the timer. Many times I haven't quite held it at 55 long enough to reset and....... DING... DING.... DING.. OVERSPEED logged.

Now consider that OUR motorway limit for HGV's is 60mph then why have I just recorded a speed infringement ?

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Preparing us for

Digital Tachographs in private vehicles.

Insurance companies will love it. They will detect who the furious drivers are and charge them extra extra

Two extras because they will charge us all the first extra anyway.

Next step will be "Auto nicking" via Digital tachograph. When a wagon exceeds 56mph (90kmh) for more than a minute a warning sounds and the driver then has 30 seconds to get below 56mph for an "Auto infringement" is recorded on the digital card. This is then downloaded at the depot (or at roadside VOSA checks). Slapped wrists are on the way (even though UK motorway speed limit is 60 mph we still get a bollocking because EU rulings state we have exceeded the wagons designed speed limit).

Just another reason for voting UKIP !!

Of course, the mantra "If your've got nothing to hide then your've got nothing to fear " will be used to justify it all.

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Microsoft in Bing jingle kiddie vid outrage

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FAIL

Anyone else

had to Google what bing was ?

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Honda designs mainstream e-bikes

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C90

Wish I'd kept mine. (Upgraded to KH250 - bye bye fuel economy)

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Giant megaships to suck 'stranded' Aussie gas fields

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Poirats

Has nobody considered how the heck the pirates are going to get aboard ? The bloody ship will be that tall it'll seem like a floating empire state building

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Mercedes moves e-car concept closer to the forecourt

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I'd buy that

For £10K max

umm.. i think I can hear cuckoos

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Microsoft cuts down Chinese 'Tomato Garden'

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Tux to the rescue

EXCELLENT NEWS

This should help kickstart the transition to the Penguin in China.

Cheers & Beers MS

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Brit firm sells hi-tech fabric vehicle armour to DARPA

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Grenade

Can anyone say..

E³ = The American Way ( it works for Microsoft !)

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Google polishes Chrome into netbook OS

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@ ChrisInBelgium

Here ya go...

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/507903/TOSHIBA-NB100-11R/tab/reviews

[realisation]

Doh! he's in Belgium. Oh well posted just in case anyone else is looking.

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Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble opens door to Linux

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Linux

Whats its for again ?

Coz I forgot.

Netbooks I mean.

I see people (on geek forums) keep saying they want to run their windows apps on netbooks ?

Really ?

Like what ?

Photoshop ? Are you for real ? Perhaps you want to play Crysis on a netbook too ?

How many Joe/ann publics are going to lash out hundreds of pounds for Photoshop just to edit a few pix on a netbook ?

Office

Are you for real ? Do you have fingers the size of a five year olds ? And how much does office cost (serious question). I bet it's heaps.

To use on a netbook ?

So they are great for Network engineers..

Granted

How many Joe/ann publics are Network Engineers ?

ITunes.. Ok.. Fair comment WTF would you want to use that for ?

Ok.. Granted you wouldn't but joe/ann public would.

So thats a grand total of....

ONE APP

Must be a real Killer app

Personally... I bought my daughters 3 701's and I wanted them as cheap as possible and they are happy with them and what they can do on them.

ONE daughter has so far changed to UNR

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Windows 7 to push up netbook prices

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Linux

Of course

They are bumping up the price of netbooks. Microsoft wants netbooks to be as close to the price of a laptop as they can get for the EXACT reason being that Joe/ann public will say " For that price I might as well get a laptop".

And so the next (more profitable) version of Windows gains acceptance.

Microsoft wanted XP retired. Netbooks gave it a fresh lease of life for a pittance. In fact I dare say Netbooks probably COST Microsoft money.

Asus wasn't stupid, they knew exactly what to do to gain leverage with MS.

Roll on the release of ARM netbooks.

I just wish AmigaOS 4 > would work on them !!

Until then...

UNR RoXx0r

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Xandros - the Linux company that isn't

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Linux

UNR

At least the cursor moves smoothly in Xandros.

My daughter just installed UNR because she like the screenshots and now finds that when the cursor goes over icons it becomes like treacle.

She is sticking with it because she knows it'll get fixed asap but for Joe/ann ordinary it's a real deal breaker.

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BNP pleads for cash after reported DDoS assault

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Good explanation

@ AC 12:29 GMT

Thanks for that explanation

Copied & pasted into Tomboy notes for future ref

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Dell punts £199 10in netbook

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Not bad

Seems to be on par with the Starling netbook if you were to drop the 160gb HD

http://system76.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=92

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Brown finally wins something

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Paris Hilton

Stay... just a little longer...

I don't want him to resign.. Whoever replaced him may well persuade the braindeads that Labour are worth voting for.

No. The Tories are no better.. They started all this crap.... Remember.

Paris.. Coz i'd rather be... by her than Labour.

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