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That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

James 36

"the romans they go the house ?????

whats that supposed to mean"

what about

those about to fly salute you (I don't know latin)

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CERN data explains how Higgs heavies other matter

James 36

Re: "...the outcomes of 20.3 inverse femtobarns"

I think a femtobarn was for sale in kensington for £54,000,

suitable for a professional couple apparently

mines the one with the mass giving pockets....ta

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'Disruptive innovation' is nonsense? Not ALWAYS, actually

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blah

Personally I think the secondhand patent market should be killed, patents for inventor only, they should not be saleable items.

On driverless cars as a committed petrol head I like the idea of people who see cars simply as a means of transport having an option that gives them the convenience of a car without the hassles of ownership.

i want to own a car as I like cars but if I could have access to a driverless car for commuting or social trips, or even family hoildays (including family camping which might fall outside of the use case) then I could have a wet ware driven car for fun,

This would make me happy, though making me happy probably won't lead to global success.

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Microsoft in 1-year Windows XP survival deal with UK govt

James 36

“By combining demand, on behalf of Central Government departments and the wider public sector, Crown Commercial Service has demonstrated the benefits of government working as a single customer to achieve best value for the taxpayer, whilst continuing to build good working relationships with our technology suppliers.”

or in other words,

due to the inability of the civil service to make a decision we have had to deal a large deal with a big incumbent

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Vine's 'educational nudity': 'So if I write 1+1=2 on my boobs we're grand?'

James 36

Re: World Peace

maybe should have said

"live in peace in Europe, except the balkans cos they are mental "

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

James 36

Re: For some reason...

I have added that to my favorite websites of all time

thanks

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'Amazon has destroyed the unicorn factory' ... How clouds are making sysadmins extinct

James 36

da plan

so I see my retirement in 20 years being contracting as infra arch /sysadmin at exorbitant rates to fund my dreams of classic sportscar racing,

awesome

though on a more sensible note I have been experiencing more customers just thinking that infrastructure is easy because that complexity is hidden to an extent by cloud. They fail to grasp that setting up an ipad is different to building systems across geographically diverse data centers servicing 10s or 100s of thousands of users will multiple conflicting requirements. This lack of understanding may lead to a future full of opportunity or it may not.

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Blighty teen boffin builds nuclear reactor INSIDE CLASSROOM

James 36

biddy biddy

awesome use of school resources,

well done to the head for supporting this,

well done to the kid for putting it together and sourcing the gear from industry, that shows nouse and initiative

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

James 36
Happy

Re: Warming Occurring Rapidly Despite Pine Forests

surely just a couple of fanboi icons , one of a yurt or windmill , the other of a factory or oil rig for example

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James 36

Rumsfeld

summed it up in an unrelated quote that applies to to this situation , for those unfamiliar here is it

"there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know."

this article describes one thing going from known unknown to known known,

How many other known unknowns are there ?

which proportion are positive feedback and which negative ?

as always with climate science it is a developing science which makes it a risky business making definitive statements and as climate is a complex system reducing these complexities to soundbites also leads to trouble and much bollocks.

I , for one, am convinced of one thing, climate is changing, as to the rest more info and analysis needed

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Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

James 36

Optional

hate crime

noun

1.

a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.

"legislation to stiffen penalties for persons convicted of hate crimes"

not a hate crime, just a crime

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Tizen devices are HERE.... Hello, Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches

James 36

Optional

I could be interested in one if

1) it costs less than £100

2) it works with any android phone

otherwise not bothered

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Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass

James 36
Coat

Optional

I didn't see that one coming

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Now we're cookin' on gas: Google crafts sugar-alert contact lens for diabetics

James 36

Optional

all your eye belong to us

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

James 36

blah

"Abadie has said she wears her Glass headset all the time, even when not using it"

during sex ? in the shower ?

enquiring minds need to know

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UNREAL, dude: Nvidia uncloaks Tegra K1 graphics monster for your mobile ... and CAR

James 36

Re: graphics capabilities needed to customize dashboard displays

Infra red HUD available in CAdillacs in 2000 and 2001,

http://www.vxm.com/Impact.cadillac.nitevision.html

I remember it being reviewed by Top Gear

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UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

James 36

use this to ask your MP

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

I have used it in the past and got a written reply from the MP in question so , it has worked at least once !

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

James 36

Re: Really hard to take sides

well hopefully neither side will lose , or win, and be locked in a long and bitter dispute that just drains the resources of both sides,

kind of like Kramer vs kramer only more tedious and no-one really gives a f**k

the only downside being different lawyers win through fees.

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JESUS battery HEALS itself - might make electric cars more practical

James 36

Re: Off-topic: Electric cars?!?

here is some gov info that may help

http://assets.dft.gov.uk/statistics/series/energy-and-environment/climatechangefactsheets.pdf

after power gen transport is the next biggest target, though when you drill into it domestic transport accounts for 20% of CO2 and of that cars and taxis are 58% of the 20% so 11.6 % overall.

If all cars were electric that 11.6% would be reduced providing an easyish way of reducing CO2 according to UK gov though without investing in power gen it will not work anyway.

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Cisco suggests new economic metric: Gross Domestic P0wnage

James 36

its author's belief that nations need to measure the impact of online crime if the author is to understand how to sell them security products

fixed that for you

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'Shared databases are crap' Oracle reveals shared database management suite

James 36

so is Larry actually saying that they are crap but no reason not to make money out of them ?

or will it be "shared databases are crap except ours"

either way expect a labyrinthine licencing model that is open to interpretation that no-one has the minerals to test in court

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Cisco rolls dice with 'CONTROL EVERYTHING' softy networking launch

James 36

"We are the Cisco. Lower your firewalls and surrender your wallets. We will add your software defined networking and commodity switches to our own. Your company will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

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Galaxy is CRAMMED with EARTH-LIKE WORLDS – also ALIENS (probably)

James 36

Re: Make of it what you will

typo ?

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Dark matter: Good news, everyone! We've found ... NOTHING AT ALL

James 36
Coat

Re: Look out!

oh no it isnt !

I know , mine is the one with the programme in the pocket, no need to push

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Robo-drones learn to land by going bug-eyed

James 36

Re: "They used a spiral pattern to confuse the bees and trick them into crash landing."

me three,

i want that job, does this mean a set of increasingly difficult set of landing conditions leading to awesome top gun bees ?

maybe some obstacle courses ....

and by extension robust drones, but I prefer to concentrate on the bees.

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I am a recovering Superwoman wannabee

James 36

Re: Lifestyle choice

" If you can't cope with bringing up a family and bringing enough money in to do so properly, then don't have children."

this comment ranks as one of the stupidest comments I have read,

because of course you can predict the future and your ability to cope with a situation of which you have little or no knowledge,

how do you know until you do it ?

it isn't all about the money either, there are good and bad parents from all economic backgrounds

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James 36

Blah

I always find the phrase "overlooked for promotion" to be slightly odd.

First off that implies the control of the situation was not yours or some external factor was at play to deny you the promotion you deserved. Is this really the case ?

Did you do everything you could to get the promotion or did you just work hard and expect it ?

If you think getting a promotion in the organisation you are in involves doing things outside of your boundaries then try the job market

If you feel you aren't being valued where you are then try the job market.

If nothing happens maybe you have found your level so be happy with that, or keep trying the job market whilst balancing your job/home life.

or just ignore all of the above as it is only my opinion and based on my narrow experience of the UK IT job market. The author is American and things are almost certainly different there.

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Why Bletchley Park could never happen today

James 36

bleh

A war on terror is like trying to nail jelly to a wall, the only way to reduce terror is to improve the lives of the people from where the terrorists recruit.

kill someone's relative they become easy picking for terror groups (or governments or criminals or ...etc) for vengeful acts of violence , educate them and improve their lives they will be harder to convince of the justification for "righteous slaughter" and also , hopefully , more critical of the arguments presented to persuade.

Intelligence gathering is still needed, I do not think spying on everyone is a good thing or justified.

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Do-it-yourself Dropbox: Western Digital's My Cloud 2TB NAS box

James 36

Re: Oh dear. Oh, um... dear.

so there is still space for

ownmycloud

myowncloud

powncloud

clowncrowd

....no need to push, its the one with the bad week in the pocket

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The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter

James 36
Pint

optional

so what we are saying is that there are many options for the home electronics geek , and, depending on your personal preferences one is more relevant to the projects and your brain type than the others.

I think that is a good thing

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Glowing Nook knocked to under 50 quid for Xmas

James 36

optional

I got my nook glo thing for £69 when they first reduced the price.

It allows me to read books in the dark

which is nice

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F-16 fighter converted to drone

James 36

Re: You never flew a fighter, did you?

"Until the remote control station has a 360° 3D "display" without the lag of satellite links (try to fire against a fast moving target a tenth of second later...), and other "inputs" "

^^^^^^

this is all just a matter of time.

ever play an FPS online ?

there have been people with high pings anticipating movement to compensate for their network lags ever since online gaming started.

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It's Grand Theft Auto 5 day: Any of you kids remember GTA the First?

James 36

Re: That which brings the highest happiness...

I once managed to get them all to jump on the train track next to where you started.

but 9 times out of 10 one got away , then the mandatory hunting followed by having to lose the police

excellent,

played all of the GTAs so far IV has gotten a bit serious though, played saint row 3 recently which has more of the humour of the previous GTAs

If V has more humour than IV then I will get the PC version, Keyboard and mouse FTW indeed (apart form the bloody helicopters !)

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400 million Chinese people can't speak Chinese: Official

James 36

Re: No wonder

IIRC

the hardest languages to learn are

1) Chinese

2) Russian

3) English

please google to check though as my memory is not reliable

The main difficulties with English are too many exceptions to rules and words that sound identical but are spelt differently depending on meaning

again please check the above.

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20 injured at LG phone giveaway as PR stunt turns into freetard riot

James 36

blah

A person isn't stupid, people often are

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HALF of air passengers leave phones on ... yet STILL no DEATH PLUNGE

James 36

risk

So there is a risk that a mobile phone or other device could interfere with the safe landing or take off of a plane.

Given that a percentage of the sample doesn't switch off their phone or other device and that there are very few instances of aircraft having incidents as a result of passengers electronic devices can the risk not be assessed ?

impact - high crashing plane kills people

probability - low based on my scanning of the comments so please feel free to disagree

mitigation - ask all passengers to switch of said electronic devices knowing that some will comply and some won't

the mitigation chosen seems a reasonable compromise , I don't understand why everyone is getting so upset, surely the fact that some people cannot do without their phone or the possibility of not being contactable is more more upsetting ? well it is to me anyway.

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Boffins want toilets to become POWER PLANTS

James 36
Coat

Optional

google arsevoid ?

mine's the one with the HTC in pocket

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Oracle's Sun rises over ZFS and Pillar

James 36

Oracle state "our sh*t runs better on our sh*t"

in other news

"Clock on chart for bigger image"

needs an edit I think as I could not see a clock

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Apple dodged all UK corporation tax in 2012

James 36

blah

anyone who has a simple answer should be ignored as they have failed to understand the question.

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Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling

James 36
Coat

bingdrive

to tie in with their other offering ,

mines the one with the label removed

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Trick-cyclist's claim: I have FOUND how to get GIRLS INTO TECH

James 36
Paris Hilton

blah

who would have thought breaking down ingrained stereotypes was sooo easy, a few articles here and there and women will flock to IT ....

Paris cos she was an IT girl

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

James 36
Meh

blah

no new laws required covered by existing hacking laws isn't it ?

IANAL

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Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours

James 36

missing letter

"e"

please insert yourselves

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James 36
Paris Hilton

Optional

Due to the lack of an icon for my brain dribbling out of my ears I choose Paris I feel intellctually equal to her after reading this

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Author Iain (M) Banks falls to cancer at 59

James 36
Pint

RIP

One of my favorite authors, prefer the SF to the nonSF

Beer for all the pleasure his writing gave me

You will be missed

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Whitehall grants freetards safe haven until 2015

James 36
Terminator

Re: Let's see now, a test on speedtest.net topped out at 79.09Mbps

did you remember to convert Mb into MB ?

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UN report says killer bots could fight WAR WITHOUT END

James 36

Re: Civilised war

possibly this film

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058083/

which is awesome

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UN to call for 'pre-emptive' ban on soulless robot bomber assassins

James 36

Re: There is potentially a difference.

cos sooner or later someone will pick up a stone and off we all go again

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Microsoft links Skype to Lync

James 36
FAIL

bleurgh

“we think it’s important to re-humanize technology so that consumers, professionals and decision-makers can interact with technology how and when they want – from the living room to the boardroom.”

has to win most vomit inducing marketing bo***cks so far this year, I mean what a terrible way to say "we let people make IP calls to one another"

the person who came up with that statement should be put down , or locked in a dark room with only themselves for company

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Give porno danger classes to Brit kids as young as FIVE - parents

James 36

stuff the gov already does

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://ceop.police.uk/

just point parents and kids at that.

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