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2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

'Quantum fridge' gets close to absolute zero

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Amazing technology but utterly useless for cooling a beer.

Now if they could invent the portable instant beer chiller........ That would be cool.

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Oz Senator says Google Glass could 'end privacy as we know it'

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He has a point about privacy

You might also find that Google Glasses becomes synonymous with being a pervert.

It probably wont be long before the headlines might read, 'man found filming girls wearing GGlasses' or something far worse.

Laws will be passed banning their use in the workplace, public areas etc.

There will be random mob attacks on people wearing glasses because of the slightest suspicion that they are up to no good.

Finally the Daily Mail,will campaign to ban them completely.

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Gone in 30 minutes: Chinese tweets purged by army of censors

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Governments all over the world would love to do be able to do this. How long before many get their way?

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Re: Fine, but......

Fine, but......

.... where does the money actually go ?

Goes into paying the expense accounts of all the Eurocrats.

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Bank whips out palm-recognition kit - and a severed hand won't work

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Yuck

Hand print recognition on a cashpoint. I hope it comes with a role of handy wipes.

On any given day, 80% of population pick their noses, 59% do not wash their hands after going to the toilet, 30% are contagious with colds, flu and the norovirus and they are just a few of the ailments that you are likely to pick up.

Yuck

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Re: turbo-tastic

Tax cyclists, not only do they breath more but they hold up cars, forcing drivers to accelerate past them increasing CO2.

Tax caravans as they create more CO2 with their gas bottles and the increased fuel consumption towing them.

Tax sex, increased laboured breathing during and then having the munchies afterwards using up vital resources .

Tax going for a sh*t for the production of greenhouse gasses and the loss of work productivity.

Tax tax just to be pedantic about it.

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Chinese search giant Baidu launches free AV

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Poacher turned Gamekeeper perhaps?

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Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'

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Here in the UK we have this merry go round

We see the migratory CEO phenomenon, but not within the same company. It's usually CEO' s employed by the public sector local authorities and banks who get massive payouts when they fail in their role, then the old boys network picks them up and finds them a similar job in the industry, pays them ridiculous amounts of money even with their poor track records. Their reputation is then 'bigged up' until they fail again and walk away with a massive payout and perks. Cue the merry go round again, and again and again.

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Megaupload extradition bid - Feds WON'T have to hand in their evidence

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Normally

New Zealand judges generally have the balls to say it as it is, but sadly I think there has been a bit of political pressure from very high up brought to bear on this case.

I'm sure that when it gets to the next stage of appeal the higher court will do what is right and demand ALL the evidence.

Face it, if they are allowed to get away with this then the USA need only point a finger and say 'we got evidence so send him here' and that will be that, New Zealand the next new state to join after the UK admission.

Here in the UK our judges lack the balls to stand up for what is right and it would be nice to see NZ stick two fingers up and tell the US to FO.

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Flexy 'iWatch' glass said to be three years away

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Re: One thing for certain...

They say it will take until 2016, then in June 2013 there will be a press release to tell the world something amazing is on its way, right here right now, and hey presto they will unveil it a few weeks later.

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Judge slashes Apple's pile o' cash Samsung judgment

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It's not what you would call pocket money is it?

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Microsoft Surface Pro will land in UK in WEEKS*

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Re: Gosh

Just a tad more will get you an Air, just a tad less will get you a very well specced Win 8 machine.

So tell me why you would want to buy one?

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

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Get a better phone and buy a quality cover.

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Groupon CEO Mason sent packing as shares continue to plummet

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Re: I have to admire his honesty

"On behalf of the entire Groupon Board, I want to thank Andrew for his leadership, his creativity and his deep loyalty to Groupon."

With a nice big pay off for failing with a failing concept.

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

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This was forecast

This was forecast when they started, an unsustainable business model that does not make profit but increases losses year after year.

One interesting thought, how much do those at the top put in their pockets, bet the directors are getting nice bonuses and drive expensive cars. Still when it fails I am sure they will be protected, but I bet those who had already bought vouchers and the businesses that bought into the scheme will be the ones out of pocket.

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New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

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Re: What's new

I will assume advertisers will not plague the site, unless they find a way to eke out a return from the afterlife?

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Barnes & Noble to sling their Nook - report

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Faster than a speeding bullet

The decline and fail of the Nook.

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Wages frozen, jobs at risk. Now Capita ITS shifts pay reviews to 1 April

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Re: how cruel

I wouldn't be surprised if after April everything is off shored.

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Not so fast, BlackBerry. Now Samsung wants your tasty biz mobe pie

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Re: Subtitle

It's a big ask that it will only work with Samsung, so where does that leave the Bring Your Own brigade? Will your Boss require you to upgrade your phone to a Samsung?

A cross platform approach would be much better and they already exist.

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Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Many

Many glasses wearers have been trying to get away from wearing them, look at the popularity of laser eye surgery and even contact lenses.

Now if Google can adapt it to contact lenses then they are onto a winner. If not, the invention will again be a postscript in history just like the other attempts.

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Dalek designer Ray Cusick passes away aged 84

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Re: From somewhere behind the sofa

It was the Cybermen that did for me...

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HTC settles with FTC over smartphone security holes

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Unhappy

The question now is not what they have done, but what they have done to fix it?

Are they now trustworthy or not?

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BBC's new bosses - the lawyers - strike out Savile probe testimony

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The BBC used to be impartial, but now it is Officered by the socialist middle classes BBC News and opinion can be taken with a pinch of salt as you would do with news bulletins in South American banana republics and those of dictatorships in Africa.

They are pro socialist/communist and against anyone who would dare to expose their Empire.

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Privacy warriors slam MEPs over 'corporate-friendly' data law rewrite

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What do you expect

If they can't get their annual pay rise, courtesy of the block by Cameron they will have to find alternative avenues to increase their bank balances.

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Council IT bod in the dock for flogging scrap work PC parts

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PC disposals of PC equipment

I'm sure the council have a politically correct disposal system in place whereby the computers are sent to Nigeria or Asia for disposal of parts. Of course the council will pay a third party to collect and dispose of the items, the third party will then provide the council with an income, usually no more than 3% of the profits.

Although this guy was a 'thief' he was actually saving them money, and if they have been enlightened, which most councils are not, they could have gone 50/50 on the profits. It would also have saved the parts being dismantled by child labour on the Africa or Asian continent.

He should have put the business proposal to them, that was his mistake.

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Mobes with monster 72-core GPU to debut in China

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Re: New megahertz wars

With power like that will the battery come in a backpack?

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Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

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Re: To be fair...

It's pressure from advertisers, 'hey Google, you'd better remove any addon that prevents my ads from being seen or else I'll spend my money elsewhere!"

The fact that 190,000,000 users downloaded the app makes no difference, Google needs the revenue it gets from the advertising community.

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

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Technology is not one of his strong points, softly down to his age.

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FIFA stages shoot-out between British and German goal line tech

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The German system will obviously be more efficient, but the English system will be more sportsman like.

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

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You'd think that after all the previous publicity......

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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Don't knock Ballmer, the fact remains that the windows phone debacle has been going on for some time, just like most other successful CEO's of companies the ones that everyone worships and adores usually get out in the nick of time.

They usually know when it is time to go, leaving the company and letting the shi*t hit the fan and someone else taking the blame. 'We were always successful during my tenure!' they will claim, but during their tenure they left a lot of unanswered paperwork in the bottom draw.

Cue the 'new' guy, he takes over sits behind the desk and opens the bottom draw...... They are then left to try and put things right.

Happens all the time, the problems withy he windows phones started many years ago.

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

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The thief was then caught two days later with the stolen goods courtesy of the find my phone app and serial number registration.

Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of smash and grab raids'.

Read into that comment what you will.

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

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I suppose

Leaving it on vibrate would have been uncomfortable?

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Australian Parliament issues summons to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe

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Listen

We've lived with this in the UK for years, happens on everything from computers to cars, the excuse is always that it is more expensive to import goods to the UK, something to do with being surrounded by water.

It's a load of tosh, the real reason is that it it not as easy to jump into a car and pop across to another country (like in the EU) to buy it cheaper.

Just like Australia, surrounded by water the shysters consider us a captive audience.

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

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Let me get this straight

It costs the New Zealand tax payer $12 for every $1 they actually collect?

If this is a business model that they work on, how long before the country goes bust?

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Windows Phone 8 hasn't slowed Microsoft's mobile freefall

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There is nothing intrinsically wrong with any platform, it boils down to only one thing...

What is cool and what is not.

Symbian was and now is not.

Windows is not.

Blackberry now has got an image problem

Android was uncool but is now cool.

Apple was cool but now feels like your dad dancing at a party.

The cool factor sells phones whether it has great tech or not.

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HTC profits slump but Kim Jong Un's a fan

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Kim Jong Un

Is the unexpected endorsement?

Do they want to sell any phones?

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Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

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Sony

Are runners up in the entertainment section with their 84" television?

Who has actually bought one or is the vote in this section all about aspirational products?

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

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Questions Questions

1. Where do you claim asylum?

2. Where is the location of the housing benefits office?

3. How do you claim for non-existant children?

4. How do you get your whole family treated on the NHS?

5. How do you arrange a marriage to a British or EU citizen?

6. How do you claim unemployment benefit?

7. How do you play the legal system for years and gain the right to stay?

8. (For terrorists only) How do you prevent deportation?

9. How do you use the Human Rights legislation to your advantage?

10. How do you claim compensation?

10 out of 10 Sir, you can stay.

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Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD

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Do you

Do you really want to put a pirated ap on your iphone with a program made in China?

Look what happened with Android, the malware hell they face could be yours if you do.

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Google fills in the blanks on North Korea map data

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Kim Knob is most displeased with this event.

Expect long range rocket to land on HQ in retaliation.

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Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google

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It is only

It is only a slip up when you get caught with your pants down...

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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THEY RELEASE THE UPDATE

And all iDevices get it there and then!

Android brings out an update....... Er how long will you have to wait for it?

If ever?

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Dammit

He broke the 72" TV, a 72" TV for goodnesssake!

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Microsoft may be readying Outlook for ARM – or not

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If they don't

If they don't there will be no reason in the Universe to buy a Surface RT.

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Apple loses 'Most Valuable Company' honor to ExxonMobil

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Re: ExxonMobile?

Electronic tech v Oil

Apples v Pears

Until of course Exxon have another oils spill......

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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@Eddy Ito

That my friend is the next step.....

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Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case

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Saucy

You might as well hand them over the keys to your house and let them sleep with your mother, girlfriend, sister and wife.

I think not.

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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

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So does this mean...

So does this mean that the Government will drop its green energy plan that no other country appears to be bothered about, except Germany, and help to reduce our fuel costs and lower taxes?

No, the great European Sting is climate change as it gives them an excuse to fleece the population with higher taxes, which incidentally are not spent on reducing CO2.

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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@bazza

Agreed, fly by wire has been around since the first Airbus, it is a mature technology.

My car has electric steering, the connection between the steering wheel and steering rack is by wire not by by a mechanical or hydraulic connection. In 6 years never a murmur.

However, the carbon fibre technology is untested, the fuselage or wings might not readily show strike damage, whereas with a normal aluminium construction there would be the warning sign of rippling.

The first of its kind, cars,, aircraft, engines etc usually have teething problems and over the years these get iron out. Unfortunately there usually has to be a disaster before the faults are found.

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