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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: I bet he felt a massive twat

His greatest folly

Not going balls to the wall

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Look inside ELON MUSK'S CAR! Tesla S wundervehicle has voom

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Re: Still waiting to see where the power's coming from

@Credas

Just install some wind turbines... All the magical power of sunshine and butterflies will provide you with all of the electricity you will ever need.

Isn't that right Ontario Canada?

Or maybe it gives you crumbling electrical infrastructure and a good portion of that 300 billion dollars of provincial debt.

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Re: "well at least you will be able to paly crysis at full detail in 1080"

Hunh? I get 45 - 55 fps on crysis3 with a gtx 760!AMP and an overclocked q6600 with everything maxed except AA

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Women! You too can be 'cool' and 'fun' if you work in tech!

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Re: Not enough Women in the Drainage and Sewer Maintenance industries either.

Now that is 'fun'[ny] shit

And who downvoted the post above me?

I thought it was hilarious!

He could have said the last time he saw a woman on the bins he was inserting her pieces into them, which is where I thought he was going..

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Re: Wow this new monitor is the coolest

Somebody sticky taped some c+ syntax on it and she is enjoying all the codey 'fun!!'

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Software needs meaty cores, not thin, stringy ARMs, says Intel

larokus

And that steam engineer would be right for the same reason we don't couple diesel engines to generators for anything greater than local emergency power. When you want to drive an 880MW turbine you use steam. The worlds electricity is powered by it for a reason. Energy per KG@538C is not something to be taken lightly. Steam locomotives had to die more due to combustion efficiency and fuel capacity limitations, and of course that pesky risk of BLEVE [boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion] but not power ;)

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Re: Intel will be happy to know I have 6 beefy cores all rated at 3.5GHz

Now if only lt had 12 cores or even double the power consumption it would be as fast as that Intel chip

Unless you have a product from the future where AMD is once again competitive

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You’re a LIAR and a CHEAT... la-la-la, I can't hear your lawyers

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@MooseNC

Lol! You got me. Admittedly I carried on reading, albeit like staring into the sun. I didn't however make it to the actual story, or find out there is an app to avoid.

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Verizon jumps into wireless discount punch-fest with 'More Everything'

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Re: price cutting? not for everyone

@DNTP

It is cheaper, the confusion you are having is arising from you reading the fine print :D

the old price SLASHING + fee JACKING rigamaroll

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Elitist approach still paying off for Apple in mobile market

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'Experience the world, TOMORROW, now....'

Quite a simple strategy. Queue the dim lights, the piano music and deep male Brit voice. Start with 'magical' then add a 'first EVER (iPhone) with' ...... carry on to 'revolutionary' (4 inch).... add 'NEVER BEFORE SEEN' (on iPhone) [I can think of a few things there but I digress]

Oh one more thing remember you are the more intelligent and savvy of the human kind.

Insert repeat payment here. Love your purse and heels BTW.

Or converse(tm) shoes and skinny jeans

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This THREESOME is a HANDFUL: It’s the Asus Transformer Book Trio

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Re: Just wish @ jason 7

@rm -rf/

"Yeah right. I'll just get a chromebook and whack Linux on that thanks. Only Windows needs £900 worth of hardware to run it".

Despite me pointing out that obvious inaccuracy, Have you ever considered some people want more than just an 'environment'? How's World of tanks for Linux coming? Runs great on Arm too I suppose? Just because it's not what you want does not rid it of its significant use case.

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Wheee GDUNK! Panasonic's latest Toughpads ready to hit the streets

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sure

"Most people with rugged tablet needs will be better served with an iPad and one of the militarized covers."

Most of those control technicians in industry working largely on plc's and windows based infrastructure would make better use of an iPad?? Sysadmins?

Have you ever done compute heavy tasks on an iPad?

I hope for the sake of your IT or control department you aren't involved in procurement

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MAC TO THE FUTURE: 30 years of hindsight and smart-arsery

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

Destroy all monsters,

Please forgive him, he slavishly and blindly copied and pasted that pathetic diatribe from certain legal proceedings that refuse to die

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

larokus

or converesely...

"Fortunately, it was one of ours....."

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Apple's Tim Cook: Fear not, worried investors, new product salvation is 'absolutely' on the way

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Re: new products

A Tv set, with a screen, from Apple?? Would be doubtless supplied by Sharp, or Japandisplay, whichever display provider they have sourced, will be much better than a TV made by Sharp? Apple does not make any of the Apple displays on any Apple product. They don't 'make' anything, but instead source parts from different suppliers and source an assembler (foxconn) to put all those outsourced parts together, and load Apple software onboard.

But as always, the fanbois just assume the clouds part and down comes a shiny new product from the same apple tree where once under sat Adam&Eve

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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

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Re: It'll settle the debate

And yet again.

Since you are incapable of settling the debate without ACTUAL EXPERIENCE IN THE MATTER, I will settle it.

I am on my 9th, count it, 9th, flagship phone in 3 years, because I can, and buy what I WANT, and what has the best feature set, SoC, etc, not what anybody else tells me to buy. I'll tell you what the perfect screen size is, because I have had phones with screen sizes ranging from 3.5 inches all the way up to 5.7 inches. The perfect size for my average sized hands? (I'm 5'8") It's around 5.2 inches. Do I have the LG G2? No, I'm not a fan of the phone. I have two xperia z1 phones instead.

For what it's worth, when apple finally gets around to that size in around 2018, you'll call it perfect and forgot this debate was going on for years, in order to justify using that almost unusable paltry pathetic little screen for so long.

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NTT DoCoMo says two mobe OSes are enough, so sayonara to Tizen

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Re: Who can vouch for that?

Isn't it incredible just how fast the world forgot about Blackberry?

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Intel treads water despite drowning PC biz clinging to Chipzilla's legs

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Re: Oooh ... they missed earnings by $0.01!

I'm quite sure in fact Intel continues to push the envelope for x86. Love it or hate it, (x86) Intel continues to drive the 'rate of shrinkage,' power efficiency and throughput, and is extremely competitive. If you are planning on building a PC in three years, you will almost certainly want the latest and greatest Intel cpu inside. I'd hardly call them complacent considering how they've manged to make x86 approaching ARM efficiency with the z2580 and it's predecessors which will certainly be more-so. Tri-gate or lightning anyone?

While praising a US firm in the land of EU competition in ARM may not prove popular, it is madness to call Intel a company lacking in innovation and focus.

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larokus

Re: Signs of stabilization in the PC segment

That isn't the case at all. Growth in the Pyramid building scheme sector has skyrocketed in the last decade.

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: AMD done good

While it all looks great on paper and at firce glance more efficient, I will leave it to the benchmarks to decide just how effective this proves. I'm reminded of new Opteron cores sharing cache and memory in around 2008 which gave AMD a short-lived lead. Ultimately if Haswell+Discrete dusts Kaveri even at a marginal increase in power consumption, are you going to buy because in a whiny school kid on the playground voice you will shout 'but this is more efficient!!!' Tell it to my fps lead when I no-scope your dome. I miss AMD kicking ass, they just haven't since Athlon 1 in the consumer space. Here's to hoping.

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Rap for KitKat in crap app wrap trap flap: Android 4.4 is 'meant to work like that'

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Re: The problem with Opera

The latest Opera Beta.... errr sorry version 18 seems to have fixed that. Also, it is reasons like these that I have abonded the MUST UPDATE OS school of thought.

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Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

larokus

Re: Ok if QNX could do it why not linux?

Run an emulator to run an emulator!! Bluestacks for windows is android on your desktop. :D

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Panasonic to build Toughbook-style smartphone

larokus

penetration is the problem

I have NEVER, not even once, seen a Panasonic phone in north america. They have made some sexy phones over the years and nothing has ever landed here. Probably tough to make money when your product isn't on the shelf.

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Happy

Re: Where have I seen those colors before...

They can't sue. Apple invented 'colours on an electronic device' just check with the USPTO it's all there

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PEAK APPLE: 'iPhone sales STALL' at first sniff of fresh droid competition

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Re: Contradictory reports

It is only in north america that Apple sells to massive isheep herds. In every other corner of the globe (where people truly do have independent intelligence) their sales are rightfully plummeting.

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NASA to flip ion engine's 'OFF' switch after brilliant 5.5 year burn

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Re: If you're going into deep space you'll be using nuclear power

Nuclear is the answer, however not in the rtg form. The stirling engine is more efficient, and is said to be the answer (if perfected for radioisotope energy and years in deep space)

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Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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Re: @ dazed&confused

Hey asshat

My 2009 yes thats right 4 years old gateway has a 1920x1200 screen and a badass graphics card. LONG before apple.

And what's this SAMSUNG ativ q ??? Is that 3200x1800??? Dual booting windows AND android? That would suck to own

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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Re: *sigh*

absolutely.. I have been running esata externals for years, on SATA1 1.5 Gbps links and always see data transfer rates averaging 70MB/s with fairly crappy drives. No way on earth could I justify this upgrade at this cost.

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larokus
Stop

woah woah wah

My 2009 gateway laptop is 16:10 1200p basically 'retina' far before the macbook pro was. Do some fact checking. 'retina' is marketing speak not breakthrough technology.

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Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Don't be upset by your down votes. They came from men in low-hanging skinny jeans. I use the term men loosely

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Re: Skins?

Yes I remember doing that on symbian. You can also install 3rd party skins on android with any CM or AOSP rom.

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larokus
Stop

So people buy iOS devices not THINKING it is superior??

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Apple said to be 'exploring' 5.7-inch iPhone

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Paris Hilton

Re: I called it!!

--> 'I think they are a company that outdoo even Apple'. Which company are you referring to with these ridiculous shipping charges? The Chinese mediatek powered phones ship for free worldwide from a number of online retailers.

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Re: I called it!!

Oh and China is full of 5.7 inch HD android models. Dozens. So many in fact that Apple AND Samsung are taking a besting in China. I actually bought one myself, the Inew I2000, quad core mediatek 6589, HD screen and $200US free shipping unlocked with dual sim, expandable SD, and comes with two batteries. And benches faster than the exynos 4412 Quad. This is nothing anywhere near new, or what Apple will call 'magical' and 'groundbreaking'

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FAIL

I called it!!

I actually posted a comment in another article here six months ago saying that when apple releases a 4.7inch phone in late 2013 they will claim HTC LG Samsung and Sony were for 2 years only copying what Apple had planned for the future. Apple I can read you like a book. Its a children's book and incredibly boring. Every page seems to read exactly like the previous page!?

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REVEALED: The gizmo leaker Snowden used to smuggle out NSA files

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Devil

Don't most IT workers do S&M on the weekends to keep self-inflicted gun shot wounds at bay?

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Re: Root password, sure, but why wasn't the data encrypted?

It is hilarious to think my girlfriend/wife porn is more secure in an AES truecrypt partition than the NSA's most torrid secrets. WTF?? They could have easily mapped a Truecrypt partition to their network which would in no way be accessible to sysadmins that have no access to the credentials. And truecrypt is free and open source ffs

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Surprise! Intel smartphone trounces ARM in power trials

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Stop

Re: All well and good...

how is that relevant? the Intel chip in question is a 32nm part. Intel will be releasing 22nm mobile chips in the near future as well so if you want to see what happens at 22nm let's see what happens at 22nm for both platforms.

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Sony sucker-punches Xbox on price, specs, DRM-free gaming

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Holmes

Loyalty Lost

I have owned both the original Xbox 360 and the PS3 since their releases, and have this to contribute:

The ps3 had ever so slightly superior graphics in games

The ps3 UI was much quicker to navigate and therefore was superior for media streaming (using PS media server on the PC (transcoding when needed)

The Xbox controller was far more comfortable to use for long gaming sessions and why I used the Xbox as my primary gaming console

I had to return 3 xbox 360's due to the three rings of death, my fourth has lasted years however.

The latest Ps3 firmware supports 3d blu-ray and looks absolutely stellar on my 3d bravia.

I recently moved deep into the country where broadband doesn't exist, I tether my android to play online, the Xbox 360 is incapable of making use of it, yet PC games run flawlessly (World of tanks does anyhow.) That being said, the Xbox one is out of the question.

Hell I have little faith in either console. I will be sticking with PC games now, but Sony is leading this race if they can make good on their commitments. Although a console should be head and shoulders above the previous generation and have future proofing built in so they both should support 4k and in the h.265 format, and if they do not, both consoles will be antiquated not long after they hit the shelves, and most certainly within three years time. A horrible time to release a console as the both should have a BDXL drive and support the latest and most efficient codec. The ps3 brought blu-ray and now 3d playback (without the need to purchase additional hardware) to the mainstream, what will these consoles bring aside from an incremental upgrade?

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Intel unzips new Atom phone chip: Low power, fast - is that right, ARM?

larokus

Re: No signs of competition yet

RAZR x? Sounds like the still only rumoured X phone. Unless of course you mean the already released RAZR i? In which case I haven't got on at all with it. I wouldn't even consider a paltry 4.3inch screen these days, and would even less consider a qHD screen. That phone belongs in 2010. I'm a fan of Intel but not enough to take leave of my senses. I'd be buying the ZTE Nubia Z7 next, assuming it will work on North American LTE networks and assuming reports of it having the snapdragon 800 are accurate there is a good chance of that. The size is a little much for most, but I tend to use my phablets as WiFi only, and my phones in tether mode.

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Re: No signs of competition yet

Oh and... How is a supposedly well threaded cpu benchmark a 'clock advantage' to a dual core 2.0ghz CPU over a 1.9ghz quad core? You must have whizzed right through math. anyways, check out the detailed scores for antutu, it breaks down the integer and float CPU scores. Z2580 is certainly within striking distance of snapdragon 600, all the while consuming less power, having 5nm larger transistors, and half the cores.

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Re: No signs of competition yet

60 percent slower, assuming geekbench is NOT optimized for ARM any more than it is for x86 any more than antutu is.. And the galaxy s4 I was referring to was the North American Snapdragon 600 version not the exynos octa that is the geekbench top dog. How about next we compare Qualcomms own vellamo benchmark scores and see how the snapdragon smokes everything including exynos octa. Granted in purely CPU numbers they both best clover trail+ by a reasonable margin but certainly not 60%, and certainly not enough to keep Intel out of the market.

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Re: No signs of competition yet

I don't disagree it will be difficult to crack Samsung and its top to bottom manufacturing process, but even in South Korea the relationship between LG and Samsung has soured over the years, vendors are looking for any way they can to get a leg up on the juggernaut that is Samsung. And ZTE and Huawei use chips from both Qualcomm and Mediatek, so using Intel for android will have more to do with performance, feature set, and cost to bring the finished product to market. Mediatek is a unique beast in how it bundles the hardware and software stack and is almost untouchable in the low to medium end market in asia but that clearly isn't the market Intel is after at this point. The smartphone market is all about want and little about need. I have had 7 flagship androids in the past three years, certainly not out of need, and I badly want Intel Inside and will absolutely without question be buying a merrifield handset. Those that have purchased Galaxy S4 or say the HTC One have done so out of a desire to own the latest tech. if Intel Inside becomes the a justifiable fad catch phrase people will buy. Just look at all the people buying the not-even 720p iPhone 5 because it is 'magical' Speaking of which, I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple vying to be part of the North American and European Intel launch, they have always been keen to be part of Intel's latest and greatest. (See Core and thunderbolt)

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