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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

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Re: Talk about non stick ..

Does this mean Spock or Scotty could build a warp drive from a frying pan?

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Ex-inmate at Chinese prison: We made airline headsets

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Re: Tasers

While that would be efficient, they're probably outsourced to a prison in North Korea where the 'production staff' are plugged into continuous audio propaganda for re-education purposes - the headsets being an airline model acquired from some prison in China....

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Eadon is too narrow minded to be anything like an 'alpha geek'. Not to mention a bit of an arrogant egotist thinking of himself in those terms.

Before long, he'll be talking in the third person and demanding folk worship him.

His comments were amusing, if innacurate, once. Now they're just tired and irrelevant.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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Re: Die Julian... - SAYS NSA

Surely, Eadon, being a Google shill and an Assange apologist are now somewhat contradictory position? How will you sponsor react...?

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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

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Depends on the context....

...an aged, weary King Conan could be the best (or at least most plausible) role mentioned.

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Microsoft Office 365 on iPhone NOW: No, we're not making this up

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Re: MS porting Office to iPhone - how HUMILIATING. Don't mention the NSA!!!

Eadon's Anti-MS Jihad continues. This week he's a revisionist historian Apple fanboy.

The first iPhone lacked 3G and an App Store. All it had was a nice interface - well designed, but not the revolution Apple would have you believe.

Android was a wannabe iPhone clone on-the-cheap in the early days.

Eadon fail (again). Yawn.

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Of course

There are No Strings Attached.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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Re: Another Month

Android life raft? Really? Keep dreaming. If Nokia became yet another generic Android handset to get trounced by Samsung, it would be the kiss of death.

They need a differentiator, not humdrum conformity, and WinPho gives them that.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I'll be back" sounds fitting for a Time Lord.

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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Re: A black Doctor

Black female Doctor. Why don't we go with a disability and non-heterosexual too and get all the minorities covered off in one go?

Trying to do too many changes in one go might appease the Politically Correct brigade (so fits Auntie Beeb well, I suppose) but from a storyline perspective, sounds a bit contrived - change for changes sake is not always a good thing.

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Re: Pertwee

Tom Cruise - discards his sonic screwdriver in favour of his laser-bright cheesy grin. Blasting around space/time crowing "I feel the need - the need for speed". Scary.

(Troll icon as it too has a cheesy grin....)

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Re: But ...

I'd go with "Teatime for Hitler and Germany..." (Hangs head in shame at poor joke mis-treating The Producers...)

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Gigabyte's BRIX fall into place

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An observation...

I note on them fancy Daguerreotypes that the power button is on top of the device (referring to Brix in the singular sounds somehow wrong...). So if you wanted to stack this, perhaps with several Brix (plural - that's better), the button on top is not such a hot idea.

A couple of the i7 Brix (if priced well and good device driver support) pointed at an iSCSI target or NAS might make a nice test bed for clustering, virtualisation (with the Hypervisor of your choice...)...

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First 'adult' app for Google Glass planned 'within days'

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Re: Wife enhancer app v0.1

I'd buy that for a dollar!

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

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Re: New Youtube app is optional at the moment.

"http://www.phones4u.co.uk/android/"

Android? Meh, can take it or leave it (a taste thing, plus I find Google even less ethical than MS). But my downvote is linking to Phones4u. Dear oh dear....

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Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

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Re: Redirecting V1s

There are a few around the UK. The RAF museum at Cosford, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and Eden Camp in Yorkshire spring to mind.

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

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Re: Windows 3.1/3.11 - you could zip into a file

Who needs fancy new fangled System Restore or Time Machine?

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"would have been better (for all) if it hadn't been born"

Not really. How many IT folk started on DOS/Windows and went on to bigger things? In its day, Windows 3.x was a neat little product that did what was needed - providing a user friendly, (almost) multitasking point-and-click layer on top of MS-DOS.

And in such a small footprint too (what went wrong here, Microsoft?).

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COLD FUSION is BACK with 'anomalous heat' claim

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Re: Copyright?

They won't be too concerned so long as they can have Keanu Reeves in the lead role of the biopic (after his convincing job in Chain Reaction).

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Re: No Brainer

"Isolate the prototype Mk1 E-Cat, give it a measured input feed, and measure the output. How long can it keep it up? If it can continue to produce 2KW of output for an input of 306W then he's proved his case."

I'd agree he's proved his case (if it works), though were I a state regulator I'd be a little concerned about the 'industrial secret' catalyst he's using. Just what unobtainium is he using? Is it rare/expensive/dangerous? If so, he may have proved cold fusion, but at what cost/risk.

It sounds nice, but is that the smell of Snake Oil in the air?

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EU boffins in plan for 'more nutritious' horsemeat ice cream

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Re: But it must be served at the table in tamper-proof containers...

Just bring the horse (or other meat-sack) to the table. If it's been tampered with (or molested in any way...I feel queasy...), it'll either be dead or not looking too healthy/amused.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat

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Re: XBox One == Creepy Snooping Apparatus

Everyone's favourite Google fanboy comes out to play. Dear oh dear.

Now I love a conspiracy theory as much as the next man, but this is stretching it. Let's look with slightly more impartial eyes.

Well, Eadon is forever calling MS idiots, releasing stuff no-one wants, and now he insists that they're clever enough to pull a James Bond style conspiracy piece together. Really, he can't have it both ways. For a successful conspiracy, you need a small group of folk with a smattering of intelligence. Microsoft are not exactly small and the bigger the bureaucracy, the more unlikely a conspiracy is to succeed. Assuming that you're right that MS are releasing stuff that's rubbish/no-one wants, then how can they be smart enough to even think of such a clever ploy?

Google on the other hand fit the bill far better:

- Gather information and sell to the highest bidder = Check

- Proclaim 'do no evil' while sniffing data from a vast array of sources and using it for their own gain = Check

- Release devices (or at least an OS for the purpose - even smarter - let others build the devices!) that are designed to be always on and disseminate information = check

- Do all this while having a massively successful PR/Marketing approach that makes them look happy-clappy and fashionable (only Apple are better at this) = check

Google are a smart company that can get away with an awful lot. A better conspiracy candidate than tired old Balmer's boys.

And as for Trojan horse in your home - well, Google Glass goes far better than that. A spy device that goes everywhere and sees everything. Eadon, you're looking THE WRONG WAY!

But do I believe Google are really like that? No, not in a 'do evil' kind of way, and I don't believe Microsoft are either. Only a paranoid mind with a fanatical dislike of anything (whether good or bad) with a particular label on it would have such delusions.

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Jailed Romanian hacker repents, invents ATM security scheme

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Re: On the subject of ATMs

They also need them at pavement level in city centres - for those crawling (under the influence of copious quantities of alcoholic beverages) for a taxi and are in need of funds....

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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Re: 0/10

"But I thought Klingon WAS Welsh?"

Nah, Welsh has less vowels.

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Re: WTF is Bing?

Eadon - Watch the remake of Hawaii Five-0. I don't know how much they're paying, but M$ are getting an awful lot of product placement for their money....

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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Re: eh.

Agreed. Samsung should be careful - they might be accused of becoming the phone of choice for "Loose Women" and "I'm a celebrity..." viewers. Not good....

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

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Re: Matter/anti-matter

"Exotic matter. Lets build a stargate!"

But would it be pear shape....?

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New 'BLOCKBUSTER' APPLE iTHING imminent - billionaire Einhorn

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Let's play a game....

Guess the new 'revolutionary' Apple device. I'll start...

iSoap - has rounded corners, and cleans in a revolutionary way...

iToothpaste - has a minty taste, remove Starbucks coffee stains and leaves a shiny finish...

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First, the bad news: EA bags Star Wars games rights

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Re: Sorry, Master Yoda.

"EA Games - You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

Sorry, Obi-Wan.

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Movie review: Star Trek Into Darkness

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Re: The largely unsuccessful - but rather good - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I seem to remember it being referred to as "Star Trek: The (Slow) Motion Picture".

Essentially a well-written pilot for a TV series stretched to epic length. It's redeeming feature was the pretty good effects for the time.

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'Not only is James Bond fictional, he's not a fair representation of intelligence'

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Re: James Bond not a fair representation of intelligence?

For an accurate representation of the gritty realism of police work, you need Keystone Cops or Police Academy.

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BlackBerry: THE TRUTH about that 5.1 per cent UK market figure

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Re: I know who I believe,

While I agree about BB10 (the only handsets I've seen were on a rather desperate display stand in a shopping centre, plus a few gathering dust in shops), I've seen a fair few new Windows Mobile devices. Probably not to the same level as Android or Apple, I'll grant you, but still sufficient to justify it's place as an also-ran.

I'd sooner take a Windows mobile over either Android or Apple at the moment (And I use an iPhone and have a Galaxy Tab and a Nokia Lumia in the household).

The latter has become somewhat tired, with the cost no longer justifying it's benefits. When was the last time iOS actually gained anything innovative? Even Siri was an acquisition of an existing app. Of course, most of the iFashionistas replacing their iPhones yearly don't care, drinking skinny latte and smugly looking down on the Chavs with old BB or new 'Droid handsets..

The former is a mixed bag of random handsets (some good, some not so much, some waaaay too big...) with an underlying OS by a company who makes money by peddling personal data and advertising - 'do no evil'? Yeah, OK.... Besides, being associated with such an unnecessarily defensive, virulent, obsessive fanboy community sends shudders down my spine.

To be honest, all of them leave me cold at the moment. I'll stick to my iPhone 4 - yes, it's three years old, but it isn't the size of a small continent and runs everything I need and then some without any problems. At the end of the day, it isn't about the badge, it's about whether it does what you want it to do.

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Opportunity rover stuck in standby mode after Martian blackout

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Always making it more difficult than it is.

If it's stuck in standby and your remote won't switch it on, then it's obvious:

Just needs a fresh set of AA batteries in the remote and we're good to go.

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'Your infernal cable pipes come up from Hell, Virgin!'

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Re: "abusing current tax legislation"

The problem is an intentionally over-complicated tax system.

Keeping it complex means 'jobs for the boys' all round. The right get to keep tax accountants in jobs to find loopholes in the system for their millionaire customers, while the left keep masses of union membership fee paying Tax inspectors (plus lots of hangers-on) in cushy public sector jobs, rather than on the dole.

Keeping it complex means lots of ways for politicians to bribe the electorate with tax breaks/exemptions, while pretending that the tax system is somehow 'fair' (though the definition of 'fair' depends on who you talk to in what context).

Everyone's a winner.... unless, of course, you actually ARE a tax payer (who isn't a tax inspector/accountant/on benefits/a billionaire)...

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

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Re: Windows 8 TO INFINITE FAIL AND BEYOND

Surely, this is the Windows Phone you've been waiting for? One that's cheap enough to warrant buying one on a regular basis to offer up as a blood-sacrifice to the great god of Ad Peddling Data Grabbers, the Google Monster.

Oh, and you don't need to shout - it makes you sound like the shouty bloke in the Cillit Bang! ads...

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Review: Western Digital Sentinel DX4000

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Re: all you need to know

Ah. Blinkered and narrow-minded doesn't even begin to describe your comment.

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Sord drawn: The story of the M5 micro

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StD-6900

Would that be the one which came with Business Oriented Object Browsing Solution and the deep, round port on the back - you know, the Advanced RAM Socket (External)?

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BadNews, fandroids: MILLIONS of Google Play downloads riddled with malware

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Re: the sky is falling

...all through the legitimate Google market place. Very good. Sounds like the policing of what is peddled in the store is a bit lax, bordering on negligent.

I could accept this on some back-street site, but Google? Really? A tad disappointing. 'Do no evil' may be their mantra, but 'ignore evil' appears to be reality.

I have Apple and Android devices. I have more faith in the former, which is a pity, because the better hardware is often the latter.

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Oh dear.

I'm indifferent about Apple kit. If it works, that's fine.

Reducing a car to a glorified mobile phone trinket? I don't care which vendor it is, this is bad in so many ways.

Excuse me, mine's the one with a full sickbag in the left pocket.

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787 battery fix approved

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Instructions for Battery Ventilation Conduit

1) Cut hole directly through fuselage directly above battery compartment.

2) Line with bricks (components labelled a1), using mortar (bag b1, add water*).

3 )At exit point on fuselage exterior, use ornate bricks (component a2) to raise above fuselage line.

4) Finally, mount chimney pots (component a3) using remaining mortar (bag b1).

In use, do not be alarmed by smoke rising through the conduit. This is a design feature intended to add an 'old world' aesthetic. If, however, flames are seen, use enclosed bucket* (component a4) to extinguish, otherwise flaming death crash may ensue (please refer to Bible - component a5).

*Water not included.

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Apple branded porno-peddling perverts by Chinese Pravda

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Re: Dear 'The Register'

Perhaps, in the interest of balance we should refer to HTC and other peddlers of Android devices as Googlebitches and Dell as Ballmer's Lapdog...

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WTF?

eh?

China? Right minded? Surely you mean Left minded? They are (allegedly) a People's Republic and socialist paradise after all...

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Wales slams Amazon over lack of Kindle support

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I went to Wales once.

It rained.

On a separate note, perhaps one of the Yanks at Amazon ran a book through a English to Welsh translator and got back a stream of vowels that made less sense than Klingon, thought it had buggered up and gave it up as a bad effort. He then went onto translating it into a more useful language, like Esperanto or Latin.

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Microsoft follows Apple into the dock over warranty terms in China

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Re: Brutal China

As opposed to the Peoples Republic of Google? Where the secret police drive around with massive WiFi sniffing camera cars and every web-enabled device becomes a portal for Google Propaganda and information gathering...

Welcome to the Brave New World, Comrade!

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Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes

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Re: "This Country"

And Derby (Toyota and Rolls Royce).

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"And for privatising companies. Where has all the money gone in our almost bankrupt nation? All taken by the companies she sold off, keeping their owners in big houses and fat payouts."

Most of it went trying to keep the welfare state and the NHS staggering on, propping up the failed nationalised white-elephants like Rover (destroyed by civil servants 'good at spending YOUR money, badly' and union militancy).

Not to mention paying off an obscene national debt that only seems to spiral further out of control whenever Labour get into power and spend beyond their means.

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Microsoft: 'Facebook Home just copies Windows Phone'

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Re: Dear Microsoft...

You had me until the last part. I'm an iOS user. It's like living in an old stately home. Sure, it's nice enough, quite safe and secure, but it's a little old fashioned and in need of a facelift.

The Windows Phone is prettier and in many ways better designed - it doesn't look nearly as dated though. As for whether the Apple environment is richer, well a stately home has lots of pointless decorations and oddities (like stuffed animals and large statues etc) that probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Thousands of fart and wallpaper apps don't really convince people much these days either...

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Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing barebones desktop PC

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Interesting product....

I think it has some uses, for CPU heavier loads in particular. Might make a nice box for a tiny vSphere/Hyper-V test lab - that kind of thing.

Price is a tad heavy though. The description of it being a bit too polished seems pretty accurate.

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

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Re: "he expects will see weapons remain holstered"

And as these drones are small enough that the Animal Lib folk believe they can't be seen, well, the farm boys can't be blamed if they're merely cracking off a few rounds on their private land and accidentally shoot down the robo-snooper. Not being an expert on Australian gun law, I guess that depends how liberal they are.

I wonder what RF jamming tech would do to one of these drones. Probably stick it into a safe-mode hover until it crashes? Or perhaps an automated landing? Either way, probably on the private land it's spying on.....

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Relaxed Windows 8 rules hint at smaller slabs to come

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Re: This was just what they needed!

Will that be $49.99 for the license and the remainder on the hardware budget...

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