* Posts by dvd

19 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011

UK cops caught using 12 MILLION Brits' mugshots on pic database

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The fact that it's untested is unlikely to be seen as an issue with the police.

After all, it's still unproven that fingerprints are unique ..............

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Re-light my diode: Trio of boffins scoop physics Nobel for BLUE LEDs

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Re: Curious

"Did Edison just go, hmm bit of wire, bit of electric, hey presto light? No he spent a long time trying out different methods."

Actually no he didn't do that either. He nicked the idea from Joseph Swan.......

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Thought the toilet camera was weird? Try actual thumb flash drives from tech's supershow

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LaCie

The only thumb drive that I have _ever_ had fail was a LaCie :(

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

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Re: Out that whole lot..

Ooooooooh Vectrex. I had one of those - it was great. So called because of it's vector graphics. I got it in a Woolco closing down sale with a shedload of games, played it for years, kept it in the attic for longer, then sold it on ebay for a huge profit. Still a cult machine, I understand.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

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I've got the self same netbook with W7 on it and it runs fine.

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Boffins hide cute kitty behind invisibility shield

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Didn't they do this on Top Gear?

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Keyboard, you're not my type

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Re: Hm, you can make your own changes

Typing this on a Maltron - with the proper Maltron key layout too. Great keyboard.

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Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

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Dream telly

My dream telly is a reasonable sized screen, good picture, good sound and a shedload of connectors. Not even interested in internal tuners.

Doesn't sound hard, does it?

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Stob on Quatermass: Was this British TV's finest sci-fi hour?

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Re: Quartermass - Goon Show Style

Minodoar!

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High school student expelled for dropping F-bomb in tweet

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Re: the punishment

The book mentioned that an incident of cannibalism had occurred in the past. It did not dwell on it.

And it's not wholly a book about the fighting, it's a book about the lengths that those in authority will go to to control a population and (ultimately) about the resisting of that authority.

Read the book if you want to cite it, don't rely on second hand reports from the internet.

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RAC's Bristol data centre breaks down

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And .............. still being told the same today.

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These systems would be telling people to call back later, then - which is what I was told.

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Plans for wave-pay Tube tickets don't convince pols

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I only go to London once or twice a year and I have an Oyster card. Get one. You'll not regret it.

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Penguin pulls its e-books off library shelves

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Try to read one of your Kindle books on your Sony. Then come back and tell me how much easier it is.

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Local radio stations band together against DAB

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Nowt wrong with DAB

I have 3 DAB radios, 2 in the house and one in the car.

The reception's fine on all 3 in rural Scotland. The only drop out that I have experienced is on the M8 in Cumbria where I can't get FM either.

One radio's on its first set of batteries and the other is on its second.

The only criticism that I have is that the bit rate is too low.

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Samsung Solid Immerse rugged phone

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My Samsung Solid Extreme

... which looks exactly like this has been through the washing machine cycle a few times to no ill effects. It's a tough little bugger.

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Comet owner boosted by closure rumours

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me too

That's right - Comet was the place to buy when I was a teenager. It was cheaper by far than anywhere else. It's lost its way now ............

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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You sure?

I thought that the concensus on who wrote Venus on the Half Shell was Philip José Farmer?

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Middle England chokes on Nice Baps

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Title

Am I the only one that remembers branches of 'Knobs and Knockers' all over the country that sold brass door furniture?

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