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1164 posts • joined 11 Jun 2007

Latest boffinry: Feeding TNT to sheep

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Worms!

Am i the only one who immediately thought of the old game Worms with its Incredible Exploding Sheep?

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Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit

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Yawn...

And Tom Clancy described using airliners to crash into the White house as part of a terrorist attack in one of his books prior to 9/11. So we should ban all books just to be safe! And im sure i saw a terrorist using a bomb in a movie at some point - so BAN ALL MOVIES too. And television is just like movies, it shows real terrorist attacks on the news - BAN TV...

yadda, yadda, need i go on.

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The Last Airbender up for nine Razzies

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Personal sentiment has to come into it...

As someone already mentioned cinema takings are really only a question of how good the marketing of a movie is. The perfect example of this is Shawshank Redemption, a movie that lists in almost everyone i knows top 10. However, it was a major flop in the cinemas and even didnt get a cinema release in some places, would that mean its a bad film? Of course not.

Also taking your suggestion of using cinema revenue over production cost as a measure of the greatness of a film - then The Blair Witch Project would be the greatest film of all time. Which i dont think any of us think would be true. (i hope not anyway!)

Everyone will have a different idea about what is a good movie and what isnt. I personally cant stand chick flicks, but that doesnt mean theyre necessarily bad movies. Just that i dont want to watch them. If theyre well shot, then theyre probably still good films, just not something i would watch. The Razzies try and find those films which quite frankly ARE bad, and which the Razzie folk believe no one could possibly like (at least without large quantities of hallucinogenic substances).

Good luck to em, i say! :)

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El Reg takes a spin round Team Lotus's F1 factory

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Please go away Troll

You have no idea about F1 quite obviously, so please leave.

Lotus are quite well funded and have the backing of 3 billionaires (firstly among them Air Asia X founder Tony Fernandes and Air Asia X is going from strength to strength so his money is not at risk).

The fight with Lotus is actually a fight with Proton who own Lotus Cars, however Team Lotus have the rights to the Formula 1 Team Lotus as bought from Mr Chapman grandson of the founder of Team Lotus F1. The legal wrangling is because whilst Team Lotus and Proton had a deal for them to race under the Lotus name, when the new chairman of Proton group came to power he cancelled the deal (illegally) and tried to sue Lotus for using the name. This is in the courts now and everyone involved in the case sees quite a big kicking in the ass for Proton. Expect 2 cars carrying the Lotus name for the next few years - 1 Team Lotus and 1 Lotus sponsored Renault.

As for there cars being uncompetitive, they didnt exist 4 months before the start of a season, of course they were going to be uncompetitive in that first season. However over the course of the season they made up over 10sec per lap in time difference between them and the fastest cars on the grid. With a full year to prepare this years car, and the experience of last year, i expect team Lotus to be firmly midfield fighting the Force India's, William's and Toro Rosso's.

So please dont comment about something you have absolutely no idea about, it just shows your ignorance!

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Oh grow up...

So El Reg praised Dell a bit - big deal! I certainly think Dell deserve a bit of praise for once - they did get an F1 team off a piece of paper and on to the track in 3 months! If that doesnt deserve a bit of praise then i dont know what does!

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Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel eye Batman

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I was thinking the same thing...

Although in my head, it was more a long the lines of "You have got to be f&*ing kidding me!"

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Archeologists toast world's oldest wine press

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Yep seeing the problem the Armenians had here...

4000 years ago i dont think they had supermarkets, sachets of baking yeast, or bottled water... And possibly not sugar (not being a tropical zone) or lemons.

No doubt though they had plenty of patience though... Still i dont think they quite followed your recipe...

And i bet there wine tasted much better then your swill above!

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Hackers mock North Korea heir-apparent birthday boy

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You kinda missed the obvious

Whats the point of having a twitter account and youtube feed for a nation whos populace cant view it?

So messing with those streams means that the only people who are going to see it in NK are the top brass, so in effect its kind of tweaking the nose of those brass for trying to send out bad propoganda.

Or as i suspect is more likely the case, the low level lackeys in charge of those accounts will not report that the accounts where ever compromised to their bosses in order to avoid being on the receiving end of a 10 gun salute to the head...

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Google battles Derby cops over access to Street View data

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The police dont have a leg to stand on...

What a waste of time from the cops. They would be guaranteed to get a court order within a day or two to get the license plate and then they would be on their way.

But to try and demand that Google breach privacy laws and hand over data, just to save the cops a day or two (which no doubt they have wasted anyway in trying to force Google's hand and going to the media with their whinging), is an utter disgrace.

For once, and i dont think ive ever said this before, but Go Google... The law is the law, its about time the police learned that it applies to them too!

Fail icon because thats what the police have done this time!

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US Navy achieves '100 mile' hypersonic railgun test shot

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Sorry theres a fair bit to go....

In order to get a working mass driver/rail gun orbital launch facility you need to have an ejection velocity of ~20km/s.

Current studies suggest that ~3km/s is the maximum ejection velocity you can achieve due to power losses and heat (hence why i suspect that the navy are keeping there gun at Mach 7.5 and just upping the payload being launched).

So whilst i would love this sort of tech to be used at the moment its nowhere near getting us into space. I suppose the best current solution using this tech would be to use the rail gun launch as the first stage in a multistage rocket. However, firing a highly explosive rocket from a highly electric, high heat rail gun seems like it could be a slightly dangerous (explosive/suicidal) operation...

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Someones forgotten their basic physics lessons

If you launch something with a trajectory on Earth, even at hypersonic speeds, gravity still provides a 9.8m/s^2 downwards acceleration (downwards being towards the centre of the Earth naturally). Hence you will get a standard parabolic arc, as you do with any weapon.

Bullets fired from a gun follow the same path (only at much slower velocity), so your right that the object will APPEAR to have a very flat trajectory, but will indeed be following a parabola back towards the Earth... It might just take around 100 miles to do it...

Only problem i see is if your trying to hit something thats behind a mountain...

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New NASA model: Doubled CO2 means just 1.64°C warming

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Crap boffins...

Isnt that anything coming out of the social sciences? Or is that Trick cyclists?

Or are Sewage scientists the only ones that we can officially call Crap Boffins?

Enquiring minds want to know...

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Operation Ore decision a 'serious miscarriage of justice' - lawyer

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The problem is...

Would you really trust a judge to make a better decision based on any technical evidence?

Considering that most judges are well into their 60's (if not older) and have never done anything outside of the law, their knowledge of tech is stuck in the dark ages. Their knowledge of modern technology is usually limited to programming their VCR's ("Whats a DVD?").

I'll still take 12 good men and true any day. At least theres a chance that you might get one person with some technical knowledge... (small admittedly but its better then nothing!).

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Steelie Neelie floats pan-European phone number notion

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But will you be charged for dialling internationally?

And how much will you be charged for that call, just for the benefit of easy remembering... By the way in this age of ubiquitous internet coverage - who really needs to remember phone numbers? Is it so hard to look up the company's phone number on their website? And at least with the current system you know up front whether your going to be charged for an international call...

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Crazed buy-a-satellite-for-the-poor scheme raises $16k

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When talking Orbital Mechanics you should really know what your talking about...

Galaxy 15 is drifting out of its assigned orbit, this is correct, but it moves at only about 0.85deg/ year, and it is drifting towards one of the 2 equilibrium points on the geosynchronous orbit. It will not swing all the way around the earth, and even if it did, this would take a hell of a long time (only 420 years by my rough back of the envelope calculation).

Changing satellite location in geosynch/geostat orbit without getting in the way of other satellites takes a significant amount of effort (most likely moving either towards earth or out beyond the geosynch orbit and then moving back the other way when you get to your new location). And i dont know the details but i doubt any comms sat carries enough fuel to do that sort of maneuver and then still have enough propellant left for station keeping at the new location, to justify all the expense.

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A new take perhaps?

A new take on the old 419er? Only instead of targeting an individuals greed, theyre targeting a persons extreme stupidity.

Seems like its already off to a successful start...

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Russia wins World Cup bid in parrot-sickening travesty

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You forgot the funniest parts

Qatar is tiny (less then 2 million people). Its largest city is about 500,000. Its 6th largest city is 10,000 people. I can see how a 40,000 seat stadium will benefit a town of 10,000, cant you?

Joke icon, because well thats FIFA...

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Israel Qualifying! God i would love to see that!

I would love to see Israel qualifying! It would be amazing to see if they would be allowed to enter the country at all! (considering theyre not allowed to at the moment! Hell your not even supposed to transit through Qatar if you have an Israeli entry stamp in your passport...

Will FIFA get the chance to show that its more powerful then the UN by forcing Qatar to let Israelis in (at least for the duration of the world cup!) - i hope we get to see... If for nothing else but the fireworks! :P

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Inventor only entitled to share of employer's actual patent earnings

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True but...

Its true what you say, when there are provisions within a company to allow some sort of bonus for making the company significant profits on new inventions. But many companies dont have these provisions and so inventors rights are the only way to guarantee some reward for bringing brilliant ideas to the table.

I see the inventors rights laws as often the only way a person can get something back from the company that they put into, because inventions are almost never part of a persons work. The majority of peoples work revolves around using the same tools to do the same thing or perhaps instigating an evolutionary step in the development of something to improve efficiency or the like. These sorts of things dont deserve a reward (and indeed would never be patentable). there our bread and butter, so to speak. But when a person does come up with an idea that is revolutionary (and patentable), that will save time, money, resources, etc. they deserve to be rewarded for it.

Or maybe ive just personally been screwed by too many companies to not want my share back when i bring something massive to the table...

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Filthy PCs: The X-rated circus of horrors

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Right thats it....

... im off to clean my computer, stat!

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Facebook royal rant bishop suspended

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I do love the irony...

A republican priest in a church whose supreme leader is also the head of a monarchy... Am i the only one that finds the irony delicious?

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Get out the bar, your plane's leaving

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For passengers useless, for baggage very convenient

As was mentioned in the passing in the article, this would be incredibly efficient for baggage handling, and would seriously speed up that side of the flight equation (so maybe we wouldnt have to check in at least 45mins beforehand to ensure your luggage makes it to your flight!). And as baggage has to be submitted at a check in desk. this is clearly doable.

But as has been mentioned above, many airlines are going to print from home tickets, so the addition of RFIDs to those definitely negates the purpose of the scheme - getting people through check in before they even get to the airport. Also as mentioned above, if an RFID is used to track what someone is doing in the airport - this will have zero affect on stopping someone planning to do something illegal. They'll just leave there ticket (or remove the RFID surreptitiously) and leave it in another area of the airport.

So in conclusion, for passengers this is next to useless. For baggage, this could be a massive improvement!

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Has CERN made the VATICAN ANTIMATTER BOMB for real?*

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And...

And would anyone notice?

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Elon Musk vs NASA and the US rocket industry - ding ding!

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The problem with LH2/LOx second stages

Is that they have a habit of not firing in low pressure environments. Its extremely difficult to get them to ignite every time in the vacuum of space or even at the very top of the atmosphere as you need from a 2nd or 3rd stage.

Thats why the Ariane 5 went with a LH2/LOx mainstage, although as it was described to me by one of the Ariane 5's designers - their LH2/LOx stage is really theyre second stage - they just light it on the ground!

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Actually...

Actually, there are big improvements that can be made on the launch capability of the US rockets. The best proof of this is that Arianespace (the launch company who officially launch the European Ariane 5 series rockets) dominates the commercial sector of Space. 90% of commercial geostaionary satellites are launched by Ariane 5 rockets, and the percentage for smaller LEO satellites is well over 50% as well.

They have done this by upgrading there tech consistently. Ariane 1,2, and 3 were actually based on the old tech that most american launches are still based on, Ariane 4 was a redevelopment of Ariane 3 which is the level of the current american launch capability. Ariane 5 however, was a redesign from the base up and has proven to be the most complete launcher out there.

Theres a lot that can be done, but requiring political will to initiate a change is always going to lead to failure...

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Sacked IT director banged up for revenge hack attack

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I suspect...

I suspect you meant Keyser Söze... Its a Hungarian name you know, nothing to do with King Sochai...

Sorry just being pedantic...

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UK border police seize £500k from Nigerians' hand luggage

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@AC 1

European banks are much better for transfers, its only UK banks i have a problem with. This last trip, it was HUGELY cheaper to withdraw a large number of pounds from my deutsche bank account in cash (commision fee and with a minimal exchange rate fee(~1%)), bring that to the UK and deposit in my UK bank account then for me to either send it electronically (min £12 fee plus 3% exchange rate fee - all but £1.50 of which was the UK bank fee) or to bring euros and deposit that in my uk account (min £4 fee plus 3% exchange rate fee). Transfer between euro accounts on the continent is almost always fee free.

This country really needs to brings its banks into line, its a completely unjustified rip-off the fees that the banks charge...

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Actually...

Actually i dont see too many problems with the prove the money is not the proceeds of crime thing (except im not a big fan of the guilty unless proven innocent vibe).

If your trying to bring €500k into the country and you can show you own a large business with profits in that range it probably wouldnt be a big problem (although knowing the UK gov, they'd probably find some way to tax you 40% for bringing the cash into the country). If you work at McDonalds and are caught with the €500k i would have a very hard time believing that the money was yours. Same if you worked in a job earning €50k a year i would be quite suspicious if your carrying around 10 times your yearly salary, however if it was Richard Branson was carrying around €500k i would simply consider him a pretentious beardy git, but certainly not suspicious!

And of course you can prove that the £10 in your wallet is yours. You have a job, and payslips, etc. What do you think the tax office are asking you to prove at tax return time?

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This is interesting...

Because customs law states that you dont have to declare cash your bringing into the country from within the EU. If your coming from outside the EU you have to declare anything over £5000 i think it is. Since they were coming from within the EU they would not have needed to declare it.

True carrying £500k in cash is going to make you very suspicious to any competent border guard, but under customs law they did not need to declare it. So im particularly interested to now know about this law allowing the police to "detain" your money. I suppose it will make me that little bit more cautious about carrying money between the UK and the continent (which i do occasionally in order to avoid the ludicrous exchange fees British banks charge!).

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Botnet-harbouring survey fails to accounts for sinkholes

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OK now what?

The authors of this study seem to be implying they know where a large number of C&C servers are, and they're in countries with relatively effective police forces, etc. So they need to take these details to them, get court orders to close down the identified servers for 30 days, take these to the host companies (very publicly), have the sites shut down. If no one steps forward complaining about there site being taken down (lets assume there will be at least one or two misidentified sites), then the site is taken down permanently.

Additionally, any of these sites who's owner details (which will be fake no doubt) is used on another site automatically get taken down for 30 days, pending the real person stepping forward, and then deleted permanently.

True this will not stop the criminals, who will just open more sites with more fake credentials, but the more difficult you make it, the better is for all of us...

Thoughts?

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Street View spies a €2.4m fine

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Couldnt disagree more...

I know numerous spanish books which are absolutely fantastic. In fact my favourite book is El Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Reverte (obviously in the english translation because i dont speak spanish!).

So your generalisation is completely inane and i shall ignore everything you say from now on because one post of yours is enough for me to generalise and say that you are a moron... Fair call?

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NASA's WISE loses its chill

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You seem to have missed a bit...

You seem to have missed the bit where they said it had finished its primary mission (photographing the entire sky in 4 wavelengths), and was now about to start its secondary mission of searching for asteroids, comets and near earth objects in 2 wavelengths...

So it hasnt finished after 10 months at all... Its only just begun...

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School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

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Im dreaming i know but...

... I would love to see it made law that if a newspaper/tv program/any media outlet outs someone BEFORE a trial and it turns out that they were innocent, then the medai outlet should have to donate the EXACT amount of column inches on the exact same page (or screen time at the same time in the show) as the orignal outing took up, in order to declare the person innocent and apologise for the defamation against them...

That would go some way to correcting the situation... It'll never happen though...

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On the ball? Your kidding right?

It took them 8 MONTHS to stop prosecuting him. I'd hardly call that "on the ball"...

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Steve Jobs carried 'ninja throwing stars' in hand luggage

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No wonder...

Have you noticed the intelligence level of most airport security guards? The fact they know which way to hold the metal detector correctly is a constant source of amazement to me and gives me hope that one day we will have our monkey butlers...

They would never understand the difference betwen mass and volume...

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Its still a public airport champ...

What is to stop someone (read: Would be terrorist), hiring a private jet, walking through carrying weapons, and claiming "Its my jet why cant i take them on?". If they're allowed through what is to stop those weapons being quietly handed over to "colleagues" who are boarding regular flights and thus allowing a terrorist incident.

If he was flying from a private airfield, then it would be a different story but then as they as a general rule do not have security checkpoints and rely on tip offs to catch people smuggling contraband. As this story specifically says he was at a security checkpoint which implies that he was flying from a public airport and so would be mingling with mere mortals in the airport (it takes time to walk to the VIP lounge after all!) before boarding his aircraft...

So good job to Japanese border police - Job well done!

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Coalition pledges free appeals for filesharers

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Hmm i doubt it...

I would expect that a media company operating a torrent of their own stuff in order to trap people would be tantamount to entrapment and so would be illegal. Additionally, it would put at risk the very thing (copyright) that they're trying to protect, as the very first thing a judge would say was "You made it available for free to anyone on an unlimited basis? Thats your loss then."

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Playboy centrefold freaks out at 10,000 feet

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I think...

... the main reason people get charged with offences when they try this (even though like you've said it is impossible to open the doors), is the panic that it can cause on a flight.

It is not common knowledge that Airline doors cannot be opened in flight and even for a large number of people who suspect it might be the case, they're still not 100% sure (just check the comments on this article from supposedly technical people).

So for those people who dont know about the impossibility, what do they see? Someone who they think is trying to cause the aircraft to crash. Whats the likely outcome? Panic and pandemonium on the aircraft, as some of the more action driven people rush to tackle this person and lets face it they're unlikely to be polite about it to either the person trying to open the door or to anyone in their way to getting to that person. This will lead to a great deal of injuries, shouting and screaming in the cabin, people running around and basic chaos. This could quite quickly lead to distractions in the cockpit as the pilots think something is happening in the cabin (terrorist attack maybe?) and you are then walking a very quick path to disaster.

This is the thinking of the authorities when they look at an event like this, so i have no problem with the person being charged. In this case, she's gotten off because of the Panic attack and whilst i can understand that to some degree, the fact is that she boarded the flight without taking her meds knowing that a Panic attack was a likely event. Really that sort of negligence on her part should see her get some sort of punishment - community service would seem a fitting punishment ot me...

Anyway just my 2p...

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US Special Ops robot whispercopter crashes in Belize

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This raises the philosophical question...

... If a US Special Ops stealthy whirlybird crashes in the forest, and there's nobody left alive to hear it, does it make sound?

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Rackspace claims credit for shushing Koran-burning 'pastor'

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OK im sick of hearing this...

Lets a get a few things straight:

Stalin - trained as an orthodox priest before leaving to join the revolution.

Manson - started his own "church". Kinda like this moron.

Hitler - happily bought off the church with a large amount of money in the form of the kirchesteuben (Church tax). And singled out other religions (judaism in particular, but others as well) as being for the gas chamber.

Just because they didnt do their death and destruction in the name of a religion, doesnt mean they didnt follow a religion.

Why you thought your comment was a relevant reply to AC's comment, which was stating that fundamentalists of all religions cause problems for the rest of us, i will never know!

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Death by iPod: beware the zombie trance

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Sorry dont agree

Sorry Jason, but your arguments dont stand.

1) Deaf people realise they have lost one sense so they make up for it by being extraordinarily attentive to the other ones. For one, they are very unlikely to cross a major intersection without waiting for the little green man and they will use their eyes to make sure the path is clear before ever putting one foot on to the road.

2) No-one is saying you will be punished for "f*cking up" as you so fabulously put it. You will get a A$100 fine if you walk out on to the road without looking, against the red man, and whilst wearing headphones/earplugs. This is already a law (whether your wearing headphones/earplugs or not). This sounds to me like the police are just putting everyone on notice that they are going to start enforcing this law. And the prosecutions for causing an accident, seem reasonable to me. Whether your wearing headphones or not, if you cause an accident by being stupid or inattentive then you deserve to feel the brunt of the law.

3) I'm just going to ignore your third paragprah as useless hyperbole.

4) Pedestrians still get the right of way in most cases but it is a give and take situation. When you are driving and you approach a set of traffic lights which are green you have a reasonable expectation that this means people are not going to step out in front of you. Just as for a pedestrian, when the little green man is lit up you have an expectation that a car is not going to run a red light and knock you down whilst your crossing. Its all about consideration. And when a car driver does hit a person who has stepped directly into the path of their car with no chance to brake in time, its more then one life thats ruined. Not only does it affect the family of the victim, but the driver of the car is usually shattered as well - no-one likes to be responsible for the death or incapacitation of someone else...

So you can call this an attack on people's liberty and their right to make mistakes, but I cannot see it that way. If this campagin stops one person from being bulldozed to death because they werent paying attention, then thats a dozen people connected to that person who avoid having their lives torn apart as well, and for me thats a damn good thing...

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Samsung specs up 7in Android tablet

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Actually i video call regularly...

Sorry to blow your bubble LPF but i video call regularly over skype. As do a number of my friends. True we're all expats living a long way from home, and for that reason, video calls are a great way to stay in touch with family and friends half the world away. And true ive never had a video call with someone in the same country and certainly never over a mobile phone (at the prices they charge! Hell No!). But i do video call internationally all the time.

So im really not sure why your on your hobby hourse about this. A front facing camera doesnt take up much space on the device, it doesnt add more then a few grams in weight and nor does it blow out the cost of the device. So whats your point? Its a nice feature - even if you dont use it! Kinda like the window washer on your car - Ive never used mine (because i clean the windows when im at a service station) but i realise that other people do use it, i can see maybe one day it might come in handy (on a particularly dusty road, perhaps?). So im happy its there, it doesnt cost me anything, doesnt slow my car down. Why should i demand its removal?

Oh and why is everyone bringing them out? Well the iPad has sold a McTruckload, so why shouldnt other companies attempt to cash in? Just because you dont see the point in the iPad, doesnt mean others dont...

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Crowds greet A380 at Manchester Airport

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So let me get this straight...

So if i understand the press release correctly, an airport servicing Greater Manchester (population ~2,250,000) is called a "Regional airport" now.

Interesting context for the use of the word regional, but i guess anything for a good headline, eh?

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The Large Hadron Collider's mega-pic churn

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Finally...

"unless there’s some late-breaking scandal involving salacious text messages and nude starlets. In that case, we’ll cover the universe thing a few days later."

Finally, some honesty in reporting!

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IT engineer fights spider with improvised flamethrower

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Hmmm

You werent partaking of a few "fumes" before you went to bed last night were you by any chance?

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Little black dress with SIM card slot offered for 2011

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Cutecircuit? really?

And according to the pic, it also allows you to fly! Amazing!

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Underweight passport pic left traveller stuck in Amsterdam

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Dont know what your on about AC!

I've never been asked for ID here in Germany except when trying to get on a plane or when checking into a hotel, which is standard procedure even in the UK.

Whilst i think technically, I'm supposed to carry ID everywhere over here, in over a year I've never been asked by anyone for it and neither has anyone i know. The only time I've heard of someone being asked for their ID was when they were being questioned by the police about a traffic incident, and thats the same case as it would be in the UK.

So please stop spouting anti-Schengan rubbish, which is blatantly false...

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Samsung R780 17.3in laptop

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Actually im not after 1600x1200 display...

... but in a 17" machine i still do not understand why you wouldnt have at least a 1080p resolution. Especially with a machine with a Bluray player. It really does not make since to me!

HP have done this with there new DV7 line as well. The only 1080p compliant model at 17" will be the Envy 17 (in the UK at least).

If your going to include a Bluray player it should be a minium requirement to have a screen which can show the film at full resolution. Sorry Samsung until you bring out a 1080p screen - your off my selection list!

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Your genes determine whether you will respond to surveys

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Opinion Polls - bleh!

Ive always found opinion polls to be amazing. Amazing in the fact that politicians take these as being fact and representative of the whole population, rather then the reality that they reflect only the opinions of those people who are a) too stupid not to hang up after the first five seconds of a telemarketers call; b) have so much time on their hand that they dont mind answering a telemarketers call (im guessing this is the very old and the very lonely); and c) those who are taking the piss and giving the stupidest answers imaginable.

That so many of our political decisions are based on the repsonses of these 3 groups of people really makes my head spin at times...

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Once-prolific Pushdo botnet crippled

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Name and Shame...

The Whitehats need to publically name and shame all of the hosts which refuse to co-operate when shown the data and participate in the takedown.

Additionally, all of the upstream providers of these hosts should be informed and shown the data, as they are really the only ones with leverage over the lower tiers. Removable of your ability to provide internet to your customers is a pretty good lever to get an ISP into line.

It would also then be pertinent to handover the data to local police authorities. In western countries im sure you could get a response against these ISP's for hosting spam/malware/virus servers/etc. In the rest of the world probably not so much action will be taken, but at least we can hope that in the more corrupt countries the local poli's will start demanding a cut for turning their back and so make it slightly less profitable to host these bastards...

Just an idea...

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