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NASA orbiter returns first shots of Apollo moon sites

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For all we know...

...it could be an OS X trash can. Hard to tell at that resolution.

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Stargazers spot oldest supernova yet

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Suprime!

Buttsecks!

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Microsoft takes Gazelle secure browser on road trip

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Operating system

"Today, 20 plus parallel sessions are quite common; the browser is more of an operating system than a data display application," Mozilla Labs said.

Perhaps these people could look up the definition of 'operating sytem' before making trendwhore statements. Also, no mention of Chrome, the pioneers of the browser=OS bullshit?

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Hot young guys whip out their throbbing iPhones

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Epitome of gay dating site lameness turns into blog

Clearly you've never been to a gay dating/hookup site.

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Fourth anti-virus firm buys into behavioural blocking

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srsly

Marshal8e6 sounds more like the name of a group of VXers rather than an anti-virus firm, e.g. "HAXED BY MARSHAL8E6 LULZ".

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Conficker botnet remains dormant - for now

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Give up already

Conficker is just a harmless networking add-on :(

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Revolting French workers bite 3M's balles

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Euhm

Isn't it illegal in France to hold someone somewhere against the person's will?

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Game designers deconstruct their 'art'

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Game design as art?

And this (the responses) is why you shouldn't ask such questions. "Framing"? Are these people from the 18th century?

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Microsoft dumped after India PM's emails go AWOL

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The outlook express :(

E-mail train derails.

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Caching bugs exposed in second biggest DNS server

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Bounty

If the bounty is a measly grand I'm thinking Bernstein didn't have that much confidence in his software in the first place.

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Google blames Gmail outage on data centre collapse

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Outage?

So am I the only one that experienced no outage? Or did it not affect POP3?

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UK boffin: Social networking causes cancer, heart attacks, lupus, dementia...

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Could it be the other way around?

Perhaps the lonely body generates less leukocytes than the social body because the lonely one is subjected to less germs..?

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Vladimir Putin denies penchant for Abba

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Diplomacy

- I believe your beloved country's Eurovision entry sucks donkey balls, Mr. Capitalistic Composer. ^_^

- Why thank you, your neighbors' commendable sycophantism was a grand success, if I say so myself, your Retarded Excellence, sir. ^_^

- Yes, true, very true, fuck you very much. ^_^

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Brits and Yanks struck with embarasment embarrassment

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liekomg

u cant has spel EMBARASMANT???? LOLOLOL

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Opera revs JavaScript engine of the future

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What Opera needs...

...is a new fukking icon. Srsly.

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One-tonne 40ft snake prowled superhot prehistoric jungles

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+1 (title requirement solution kit here)

+1 for global-warmingists. Now we can scare children with giant snakes if they don't finish their CO2 emissions.

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Born Again Delphi

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Case sensitivity?

What kind of primitive person are you? Should we get rid of GUIs too?

Here's a different idea, although I realize it doesn't concern very much the main target group of developers for Delphi: Compiler Optimizations! I'd rather not have to learn C++ so I can write floating-point stuff like synthesizers and audio effects that actually perform roughly as well as a C++ implementation. Maybe even some SIMD goodness?

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Kurdish spyware suspect faces espionage charges

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Security

You thought your gov't had crappy IT security? Try a Turkish goverment computer on for size.

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Kanye West blames Gmail hijack for bisexual porn hoax

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Pics or it didn't happen

The moron was so destroyed by all the haxoring that he posted a screenshot of it on his "blawg". :(

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UFO wind turbine prang site: Exclusive photos

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The series is getting better and better :D

It deserves its own NSFW-style tag IMO.

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Prolific worm infects 3.5m Windows PCs

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No such thing

No such thing as disabling autorun. Autorun may disable you, however.

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Would you know a base station if you saw one?

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UFO

That's not a mast, IT'S A UFO!! in pic #19.

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VW to speed up rollout of cut-price EV

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Strange creature?!

What IS that thing driving the car in the 2nd pic on the first page?

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GeoCities 2.0 auctions self on eBay

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GeoCities?

Don't you think that article title is a little TOO misleading?

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Run Mac OS X on a PC

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Wow

The author tries to make such a strong point against OS X on non-Apple hardware. And what's with the pseudo-advertisement ending? Here's my experience of installing 10.4 on a rather old P4 system:

1. Create a partition for OS X (shrink existing partitions with PartitionMagic if necessary)

2. Install OS X from DVD.

3. Install a modified kext for sound.

4. Enjoy OS X.

My full-time OS X-using friends have similar experiences.

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Apple takes wraps off rumour-matching MacBook Pros

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Introducing the new DellBook Pro

Seriously, what's with the fugliness? I thought the other brands tried to copy Apple designs, not the other way around.

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Boy band sings praises of Windows 7

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WEEEEEAK

This is seriously lame.

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New NASA nuclear Mars rover hits budget, time problems

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Alien

New rover also features a megaphone

...so it can announce its arrival, "HAI MARTIANZ!! WE HAZ PEWPEW LAZERZ AND NUKEZ SO BRING FORTH THE WATERZ AND LIFEFORMZ NOW!"

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Phoenix sees snow above Mars, but it's not sticking

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OMFG

So there was water on Mars, WE GET IT!

Now go do something useful with the planet FFS.

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Academic wants to 'free up' English spelling

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Flawed thinking

I live in a country whose native language is spelled phonetically. One can easily observe this "feature" of the language doesn't prevent bad writing and lousy spelling as a result of poor education.

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CERN declares Large Hadron Collider perfectly safe

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The Great Filter

Perhaps this very technology and experiment will turn out to be the Great Filter™. (see http://hanson.gmu.edu/greatfilter.html)

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GLAST sets its sights on gamma-ray bursts

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Re: Alien Communication?

"That could be the source of the anomalous hard gamma rays detected by observatories."

Yes, for example, a cylon downloading into a new body.

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Defra steps up probe into honeybee wipeout

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So long and thanks for all the pollen

The bees simply got the hint and are leaving in advance of the invasion/annihilation.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 sub-notebook

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Re: Does less than the Air

Actually, OS X has been running on non-Apple hardware for a while now. ;)

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Laser designated step'n'fetch wrinkle-robutler shown

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pewpew

Seriously though, how do they expect an elderly person to keep a laser beam steady? Especially at a distance it can be hard enough without being elderly.

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Facebook security hole exposes Paris Hilton's . . . um, pics

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Re: Ah, the Web 2.0 "Security"

Actually, there is no security at all. If you know the URL of a photo or a photo album (private or public), you can see it without even logging in. I'm not sure whether it should be called a security hole or a feature-by-design.

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LG's slider promises 'feel of human skin'

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Wrong set of hands?

It looks like one of the girls has 2 left hands.

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Tablet users jump for joy over K-Sketch

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Tablet PCs

I like to think tablet PCs will really shine in the so-called creative industries (not just visual arts) once PC makers stop putting 5 year-old CPUs in them. Beyond office use the keyboard+mouse method can be really limiting. I recommended to one of my friends who works in audio production to buy a cheap graphics tablet and he can't stop talking about how much more efficiently he can get stuff done now. I personally can't wait till we have OS's that support multitouch tablet PCs.

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Spammers crack Gmail Captcha

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Bot army now with human servants?

So apparently Russians are paying people to correctly identify captcha strings for their bots?

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Security boffins unveil BitUnlocker

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Boot from external HD

Anyone who needs encryption and has a little common sense would disable booting from external devices.

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Intel's fifth-gen Centrino to launch as Centrino 2

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Confusion

"Centrino 2" doesn't make it less confusing in the overall picture. To average buyers this kind of "platform" has no meaning. Instead we hear of laptops with "Centrino Duo processor"s.

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Map paints gloomy picture of world's oceans

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Re: D'oh

But what ARE the white bits? Also, what happened to the brown continents?

OOOOH I know! The continents are white because they're covered with snow from the ice age that global warming brought about.

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MS bundles Vista SP1 and Server 2008 out the door

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Re: Free Vista

And you thought Vista wasn't "free" before SP1?

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Luddite and paranoid - why the big record labels failed at digital

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CD burning?

"CD burning is much more domestic piracy, and is much more somebody avoiding paying for something."

WTF is he talking about? No one needs to burn CDs anymore.

On making a "living": who says people should become extremely rich from selling copies of an album? It's as if there's a universal law (or should that be "Universal®"?) that says so.

As for the governments intervening, same as above. Why should the government try to preserve this weird industry with levies and such? This isn't something we need for survival--it's not the governments' business, and if this industry can't survive as it is for some reason, THEN SO BE IT. Anyone who thinks music (or the other arts, for that matter) will suddenly perish if the huge corporations behind it collapse, is a blind moron.

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DRM in latest QuickTime cripples Adobe video editing code

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Re: The real question

It's not a matter of using Quicktime as media player. The format is an industry standard for video editing (captures, intermediates, etc.). Most of the time there just isn't another viable option (considering price, interoperability and so on).

But yes, QuickTime is Apple's too successful impression of Microsoft.

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Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 tweak out now

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just 15000

"The latest updated release candidate – Windows Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 – has been pumped out to an elite cadre of just 15,000 beta testers."

That's the whole Vista install base covered then?

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Do we need computer competence tests?

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Come again?

"Surely, if ISPs limited CC emails to 20 a day and charged 1p per email CC thereafter, most spam would dry up?"

Who uses CC these days except cardigan-knitting office women? Not to mention, a large number of people use Gmail and such for their email, not their ISP's service.

Surely the author wouldn't pass this computer competence test he himself suggests.

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Turkey blocks YouTube, part II

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Meh...

It seems like Turkey bans and unbans YouTube almost every other week. It long lost its newsworthiness IMO.

By the way, as usual, the "ban" is just DNS "poisoning". If you set up your own DNS server on your computer then you can access YouTube, Pirate Bay and everything else you want.

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Latest Vista SP1 tweak open to everyone with a week to spare

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I'd like to test but...

I don't think I can stand having Vista on my PC for 4 days.

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Network Solutions games net domain biz

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Network Solutions are a bunch of axxwipes

They have made their site such that you *have* to make a domain search to see their prices. And soon all other registrars will follow suit to protect their respective "customers".

And for that matter why anyone would pay $35 for a domain when they could get one for less than one third of that is beyond me.

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