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Microsoft's axeman Nadella fills baskets with 2,100 fresh heads

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so MS is giving up all its H1B visa requests

Didn't think so.

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Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress

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But, if you're not in the US

You will get a very kind ODFO.

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Read The Gods of War for every tired cliche you never wanted to see in a sci fi book

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Don't need sharks with tornados

Still waiting for my sharks with frikkin' lasers.

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The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

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Traci?

Was that pre-legal or post-legal? Erm, not that i know anything about any of that; or who she is; or what she does; or anything at all... yeah, that's it...I didn't really post here today.

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Seagate's BUMPER State of the Storage Nation announcement

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The MTBF figure is two million hours

TL; DR seagate? yeah, sure.

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Who on Earth would buy a digi-watch? Answer: NUDISTS - in their millions

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there's always nature's pocket

if you have to ask...

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Intellifridge terror: Internet of Stuff kit must fend off hackers of the FU-TURE-TURE-TURE

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My TV is talking to me

No, wait; it's the fridge. I can easily imagine how the wacko anti-cell-tower folks are going to flip over having "stuff" in their own house sending secret messages into the aether.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

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RIP sir.

Condolences to friends and family. You really were one of the good guys.

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Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS

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Re: " FINGERPRINTS"

I can get 'Nectar Points'? Which finger do you want? What?, not that one!

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Whopping 10TB disks spin out of HGST – plus 3.2TB flash slabs

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reliability

So, does anyone have reliability stats on these HGST units?

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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well done Dabbs.

Have another one

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Re: Has anyone noticed

Timur's mountains of skulls were greatly exaggerated for effect.

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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"tracks....to let it get over small obstacles."

MEEOWTH!

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Re: Sucks more

Maybe not your shoes, but if it can climb doors with the tracks, it can polish your knob.

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4th Century GOBLET could REVIVE CORPSE of holographic storage

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Dichroic glass

Still available from many artisans. Still as amazing as ever. Beautiful things brought to you by chemistry.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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what idiot uses 1 2 3 4 5 for a password

well, there must be a few

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Internet of Things: Major players agree on goals, but little else

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won't want it; don't need it

Said it before, so i'll bore you with it again. There's virtually nothing in my house (except my computer) that i want talking to anything; anywhere; period. And i'm not always sure about the computer. 'nuff said.

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Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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Re: Polaroids FTW

"sending said filth"

Seriously? Nudity equates with filth now? What bizarro world do you inhabit?

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Re: What's a jlaw?

I keep reading that as "what's a jackdaw?"

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: Lesbianism vs. beastiality

Thanks. I'm off my tea now.

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BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...

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That Sharon

She'll put you in hot water every time.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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get back “within a week”.

In other words, go F yourself for a week and we MIGHT get back to you.

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MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS

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herds ????

I think i see the problem here..

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That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)

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have had too many seagate problems

Have to admit that WD have not aways been stellar. Red, Blue, Green; what does it all mean. The best were the Blacks which i got and so far, no complaints. Wish i could say the same for other companies, though i did like the old IBM drives.

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Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline

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"blighting the telco"

Dear el Reg,

Please stop referring to the cable companies in the US as "telco". They are not. They may be ISPs; but beside that are primarily cable (TV) providers and their "telephony" services do not approach those of the traditional telephone providers.

Thank you.

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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"dodgy wiring in the Chinese-manufactured"

redundant statement is redundant.

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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You will be assimilated.

BORG for the win.

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Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC

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"major US telco"

TWC is not so much a "major US telco" as a large ISP and cable TV provider. Any "telco" services they supply are minor and not subject to normal telco regulation.

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The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND

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new Week End Environment

or WEE

how appropriate

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US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale

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this will only screw over OTA viewers

People who are OTA viewers will not find their stations where they expect them to be; and in fact may lost some of them in crowded markets due to frequency issues. The current digital is no blessing, as the weaker signal means users (like myself) lose the ability to view what used to come through plainly. I say if you're going to force them to digital, bump up the power again so that the signal gets further than 10 feet.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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Just don't hit a skunk

You don't be happy...the skunk won't be happy...and anyone coming down the road for the next week won't be happy.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Re: The search engion is Bing

Cleanup on my monitor please.

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Dell slaps Intel Haswell brawn in monster Precision workstations

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"deter light-fingered staff"

I'm insulted.

You have a key for this thing?

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

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Good on her!

Pleased to see a woman (finally) get selected for this prize. Hopefully it will encourage more women and young ladies to get seriously into math and make it theirs.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Give Scotland to the US

But you'll have to take California and Texas.

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NSA leaker Thomas Drake says Oz security reforms are 'scary'

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Re: Nothing is too extreme for this OZ government

OH, you said scary. I read it as scaly.

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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the best hasn't even been mentioned

Your shiney new fridge has just slurped up all your internet bandwidth for the month...sorry, you are getting slowed down to a lower tier and charged extra since your toaster wants to play on the interwebs, too.

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no thanks

I can't think of a single appliance or device in my house that i want connected to any other device and especially NOT to the interwebs where the data is available to a "select few" or to some derp hacker down the street from me.

I barely let my computer talk to the internet; and there are days i wonder about that.

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The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD

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Tabloid

AKA bog roll.

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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i'm thinking

the incendiary device should have been pressure triggered by someone sitting on the boss's chair.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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7,416 Distinct Screw Species

Pictures, or it never happened.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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Re: Java Exploit in Callous Cat Does Not Care" website

Strange, that link doesn't work.

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Who should do security clearance checks? Did you say 'chat-bot'? This military slinger hopes so

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standard polygraph tests

I thought these were pretty much proved to be hokum a long time ago. You mean some poor mis-guided soul still uses them? Shame.

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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

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not liking the "prettiness"

Didn't like it in FF; and like it less in TBird. Been using TBird for my email client for three different networks now, for quite a while. The new "pretty" one seems to have lost it's mind in how it uses my address book and is suddenly pulling up wrong addresses for folks i regularly write. Please just stop.

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Re: One idea...

I have found several tools (at eye-watering prices) on UK web sites and even if willing to purchase (I was); they weren't willing to ship. Even common, every-day hand tools that should be more reasonably priced are not.

Somebody tell me what's up with that? It can't be exchange rates. Is it just gouging in a controlled or smaller market?

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Slavery is not gone

it's rampant in Africa, Arabian peninsula, and much of SE Asia. Most of the slave trade in the former colonies was "fed" by one tribe selling off another in Africa. pretty much how they still do it.

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Europeans have no guns

Well, I don't know about that. All the US films i see that have been filmed in EU, everyone and their mother has a gun.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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they find a shrunken dried hand with one finger raised

Well, he hasn't changed one little bit now, has he?

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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reminds me

Of a movie i just watched.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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Re: I seriously want one of those canoes

I hope it doesn't taste bad...??

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