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Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance

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"Who is mr Putin trying to fool?"

I read that line and Dad's Army sprung to mind.

"Who do you think you are kidding, Mr. Putin..."

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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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@boltar

"Well nuclear powered subs exist, as do nuclear powered air craft carriers......."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sunken_nuclear_submarines

And the list of sunken nuclear powered aircraft carriers? Oh, that's right, there isn't one. Not to mention, there's only submarine to have a sinking related to the reactor - and that was scuttled against after the event, against the advice of the IAEA. All of these incidents (including the Kursk) relate to cold war era hardware too - somewhat less mature technology than today.

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Misco Shared Services Centre drone brands customer 'insane'

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I'd have thought the second one gave you something of a shock too. Was it a Logitech or Microsoft one?

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VMware patches man-in-the-middle vSphere vuln

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Re: dear vmware

Is this any help?

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2015421

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Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

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So...

..now we've had Titanfall, when can we have a new, up to date MechWarrior again?

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Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

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Re: Free?

How MS will make money:

1 - Who owns Nokia?

2 - Appstore proceeds (if WinPhone gains traction).

Funnily enough, I wouldn't buy an Android phone if it were coated in gold etc. I don't like the idea of paying for the privilege of being an unwilling participant in Google's attempt at world domination.

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Rule of law: Turkish court nixes government Twitter ban ... for now

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I'd just seen that on Auntie's news page - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26773702

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NASA: Vote now to put FLASHY LIGHTS on future spacesuits

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Re: Nice suit

Given the bulky size of the thing, they'll need to drag the shuttles out of the museums

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Cops bang up squiffy, nude Virginian minx

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Re: Refused to get dressed or leave in a cab

Excuse my naïveté, but where would she keep her change?

Ah, yes, with her mobile phone - how silly of me.

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The Reg's guide to cursing in Mongolian

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Re: “female hygiene accessory”

"You're a 102 63 103, I'll 98 your 478, you 725 673."

Well, at my local Chinese, you'd have ordered Fried onion in hot chilli sauce, special fried rice, egg fried rice and mixed veg in black bean sauce. Unfortunately, they don't have the latter numbers...

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French novel falls foul of Apple's breast inspectors

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Re: re. "... jubular cover"

Of course, Jubular makes an excellent word. Would this lead to Jubular Bells? A prog-rock Mike Oldfield album with a suitable endowed cover?

Mines the one with the Jubular Bells CD cover insert in the pocket. Grrrr....

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Less rounded when they're cold though?

And wasn't there an El-Reg article recently about iPhone 6 being heat sensitive too?

Am I seeing a pattern?

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iPhone 6 FEELS your heat, wetness... and it'll TELL Apple – report

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The only things I can come up with aren't suitable for publication. For example smuggling phones into prison via bodily orifices might trigger an unanticipated response. Ew!

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Straight to 8: London's Met Police hatches Win XP escape plan

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Re: Government departments surprised by arrival of April 2014.

Actually, they do own a calendar, otherwise the union members wouldn't know what day to go out on strike.

Unfortunately, what they often do have is an unholy combination of abundant red tape, the worst project managers money can buy and an institutionalised mind-set that is highly insular with little appreciation of the real world and the options that are out there.

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Tiny heat-sucker helps keep Moore's Law going

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"Their work has been published in Nano Letters"

Does this mean it's been printed in very small characters?

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Parliament network prang: 'Supplier done it', no Office 365 yet

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Re: Huh?

Or, in this context...

What is your reaction to our corrupt elected/unelected bottom-feeders browsing for porn in their place of work?

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Chillax, cranky commentards: Anger can KILL YOU

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Re: Isn't it even worse for you ....

Only for everyone else on the day your bottled up rage explodes and you go all D Fens (Gratuitous Falling Down reference).

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Microsoft to get in XP users' faces with one last warning

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Re: Huh?

"most sensible people don't trade in their old TV just because there is a newer one with better features"

Really? You're on the wrong website for comments like that. There isn't anyone that sensible here. 3D TV anyone....?

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Re: Run. Quickly. Away.

'Win7 support is ending'

Regular support for an OS that is already five years old moves to extended support next year, through to 2020. That's not too bad. I'm sure you'll manage.

Calm down, dear, support isn't even nearly over.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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A fool and his money are easily parted...

I know Rupert is a little old and possibly senile, but surely his staff aren't fool enough to go through the enduring hell of corporate Gmail?

Down that road lies pain and suffering.

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Japanese boffins build 'earring PC' for hands-free computing

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Future tech for tech's sake...

Bring on the Suppository PC. Pop it where the sun doesn't shine and it'll check your diet, seating position and buzz you when you get an email....

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Jobless mum claims Spanish councillor told her to 'go on the game'

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Or come too London and work in bars, as many Aussies did when the going was good.

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Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs

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Re: Google Glass: Strictly for

"Spy-wise, Google Glass doesn't offer anything that's not already out there, and not already in a billion people's pockets.."

Difference is that cameras in a billion pockets will sit there taking photos of keys, loose change and snot rags. Millions of cameras on peoples heads? Now that's a surveillance solution to make any secret policeman swoon.

The HUD? Well, the Gestapo/KGB/SMERSH etc won't care about that - it's secondary to them.

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SpaceX set to try HOVER LANDING for re-usable rockets on March ISS mission

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Best of luck...

If the boffins at SpaceX even come close on this next mission, the next obvious step is possibly a sea based platform, then try for land. Either way, even last mission's attempt was a great step forward.

Master the landing and we're looking at re-usable launch vehicles - and all this done with considerably less budget that the big aerospace outfits or ESA.

Ambitious, yes, but without a bit of guts, there's no glory.

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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On the udder hand...

Is putting such content on the Reg appropriate? After all, its a tech site frequented by various techies and, as we all know, some of these folk exhibit odd behaviour and may consider this piece as an attempt at fetish porn.

Do we want to encourage such unwholesome thoughts?

It's Friday, so mine's a Guinness...

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HP claims ProLiant server audits to stop 'competitive misuse'

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Not a good idea.

I've always liked Proliants, going back to the days when they were beige and wore Compaq badges. They were reasonably priced and well designed and built.

Trouble with this is that many customers won't tolerate this model and will go elsewhere. Dell kit is vastly better than it user to be and the combination of low price and the lack of a contractual lock-in like this is bound to drive people into there (and other) hands.

The fall of HP continues one nail at a time...

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No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth

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No pain, no Gain...

Or, whoops, apocalypse!

Of course, these lawyers, like all of their ambulance chasing brethren, are just scoping out new, novel ways of charging legal fees.

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Home lab operators: Ditch your servers ... now!

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Not a new idea...

I've been running lab exercises on my laptop (or single desktop) using workstation for years. It works reasonably well, so long as you accept it won't run as well as a physical set up. As it's not production, this isn't a problem.

Thinking of the battery as a UPS is something that hadn't struck me before. Quite amusing.

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What can Microsoft learn from 'discontinued operations' at Nokia?

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Re: Dead Platform

"Except compared to Symbian it's anything else but pleasing or intuitive"

Rubbish. Symbian drove me away from Nokia. I came back with WinMo.

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Re: WP is an albatross @Dan55

Is it me or does Nokisoft sound slightly rude...?

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Mail Migration

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Don't do this.....

Tell all of your users to dump everything into PST files and hope for the best!

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Apple now spends more on chips than top three PC makers combined

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I that think I bought more chips than Apple...

Which is why I'm dieting now....

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Microsoft loses grip on Christmas shoppers... despite XBox boost

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Re: What the Phone/Tablet numberts show

And that sheep will still swallow the Google Koolaid, especially if it's cheaper.

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Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild

Then you need to step out of the garden shed.

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VMware blows $1.5bn gobbling AirWatch to boost mobe wrangling

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Horizon Workspace...

I wonder how this will fit into Horizon Workspace - this has some mobile functionality, but not nearly so evolved.

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Bing Maps COCKUP: Oracle UK HQ is 'Elvis Impersonators' joint

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Oracle - the home of Elvis?

Being "The Devil in Disguise", a visit to them is like going to "Heartbreak Hotel". The sales folk are "Stuck on you" and in need of "A Big Hunk o' Love". They demand you "Surrender" and proclaim "It's now or never".

Something goes wrong, so you stroke your "Good luck charm" and ring support, asking them to "Love me Tender", but end up begging "Don't be Cruel". Their "Suspicious Minds" are "Too Much" and leave you "All shook up", so you go all "Moody Blue" and "Return to Sender".

Ultimately Oracle - "You're the Devil in Disguise"

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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Ring of fire

The reviews of Veet for Men on Amazon.co.uk always amuse (fake or not, they're eye-watering).

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Switch VMs from NetApp to us and we'll give you extra storage, says Tintri

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So about as many caveats as NetApps old de-dupe guarantee then.

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Blasphemy! Finns trample over Windows Phone home screen

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Re: lovely

"... Said Nobody, ever."

Said the ignorant.

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See? It is catching up with iOS and generic Android then.

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Re: Sorta looks like....

"the folders that you can set up on your iPhone - just blue"

Oh, the ones iOS ripped off Windows 3?

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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So that makes three computer businesses flushed...

Never really got to grips with did he? First he kills Sinclair, abandoning the brand to history. Then he does the same to his own Amstrad brand. Finally, he allows Viglen to fester and die.

I never understood the hype around Alan Sugar - more a used-car salesman than a great business leader.

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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Re: Counterintuitive!

But you (as common with many hardcore Unix types) miss the point.

Windows won against VMS et al. on simple economics and simplicity. It had flaws, but Windows was usable for the small business and man on the street. You can't honestly say that about VMS?

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Re: The rich get richer ...

"Sure he gives away billions to some charities that benefit some millions, but then he spent years shafting even larger numbers of people to amass those billions. Very easy to give to charity when you shaft billions to get there"

Even taking your (rubbish) argument at face value, then you should applaud Bill as he redistributes wealth from the wealthy folk buying computers to the poor trying to simply survive.

The green eyed envy of hypocritical socialists never ceases to amaze.

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Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'

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Re: *cough*

"2013 being hotter than any other year since 1910 doesn't strike you as significant?"

Statistical blip amongst only 100 year of stats, for an area that represents 1.5% of the earth's surface. Not proof of global warming, merely unusual weather.

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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Re: Still use

Four CR-2032 batteries on the 7700 (one for memory, the rest for the calculator) - and it does like batteries like a fatman likes cakes!

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COW a-BUNG HER, dude! 'Secret Santa' Bill Gates buys lass a HEIFER

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Re: Hate him but...

Bill Gates is rather a good (but not unique) example of why there is no such thing as making an "appalling amount of money". The only appalling thing is doing nothing with it once you have it.

I'd sooner see Bill make effective use of billions of dollars rather than teams of civil servants squander it as is usually the case.

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Microsoft admits: We WON'T pick the next Steve Ballmer this year

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I'll have a go.

I'm cheaper than Balmer and a little less volatile.

oh, and I'd give you a Start menu.

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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"And Cameron and Osborne are right fucking Einsteins aren't they?"

Not genius, certainly not popular, but you can't deny the fact that they've gotten the country through a recession compounded by Labour ineptness without resorting to the usual socialist panic spend, spend, spend (regardless of whether you have the money) approach.

Remember - Labour bailed the banks out.

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Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM

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Re: So, do we still think

I'm scared. My Dad dancing might be considered a WMD and I might get shipped to Gitmo!

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