* Posts by HamsterNet

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Apple Watch sales go over a cliff: Down 2.8 meellion per quarter in a year

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Tried it didn't like it

Had one from work to do a trial on.

The mk1 really does last 18h max when new. Will be down to useless few hours when a few year old.

The biggest problem is it doesn't do anything expect heart rate.

As it needs to be in Bluetooth range of the phone to receive anything, you may as well and have to anyways, pull out your phone.

Seemed like a rush to market because of fit not without any real thought to what it was for.

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Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars

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Re: Going stone-age

Have you any idea how easy it is to steel an old VW? Bet more of them are stollen each day than all Tesla stolen ever.

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Searching for 'Fatty Kim the Third' banned on Chinese social media

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Re: what's the problem?

Yer just the same!

Our government snoop on your meta data to see work out who's in who's networks, then who should be surveyed. Then if enough evidence of law breaking can be gathered to pass to the CPS to arrest and go through the public courts.

They don't come to your house and put you in a concentration camp for posting online comments about Mrs May. You won't end up publicly executed along with all your family for suggesting there should be a different goverment.

You are free to get any job you like, Yak shaver included.

You can own things, property, say anything you like, you can VOTE . You can google images of shaved yacks, even male versions if that peaks your interest. In fact you have a huge amount of personal freedoms and rights.

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Look out, SpaceX et al – China's Long March-5 rocket blasts off

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F the rocket

The rocket is just bog standard old hat tech, sod that.

Hidden and not really stated in the reports are Electric propulsion device that's on board. The Chinese are going to test an EM drive in space.

Since even NASA thinks this works, getting EM drives in space working means you can go anywhere, quickly. At 1G acceleration the moon is less than 2 hours away. Electricity isn't a problem in space, making thrust for long periods is.

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IoT worm can hack Philips Hue lightbulbs, spread across cities

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Shesh what kind of third world mud hut do you live in?

So you can change the colour and brightness of your kid's bedroom and dim it for his night light.

So your hall lights come on as you move through the house, but only if its dark and very dimmer after midnight.

So you can dim the office light from working to movie time without getting up.

So you can set timers on your lights for when you are away (don't want the burglars tripping in the dark do we).

So your lights turn off if nobody is in the room, along with the heating in that room. No point heating the toy room when nobody is in there.

Seems the safest thing in relation to this security issue is to have your neighbours at least 400m away from your house.

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Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

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Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"

Never been to the Artic then?

Plenty of them have no off road parking, but they still have their cars plugged into the mains to keep them warm / warm them up for the commute.

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Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"

Where the hell are you? Some place where nobody has mains electricity?

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Dark matter? More like diet matter: Super-light axions may solve universe's mass riddle

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Nope,

Just take the Neutrinos flowing from just our local tiny Sun. Right now around 65 billion neutrinos per cubic CM per second flow through you.

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Bookmakers William Hill under siege from DDoS internet flood

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Re: Big picture

Its blackmail. Very common and well know against Online gambling sites, where downtime is loss of both direct profits and customers to competitors. Normally the gambling companies pay up, but sometimes the attack comes first and the ransom demand second.

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I've arrived on Mars. Argggh, my back!

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Solution

The only real solution is that the EM type drives can be ramped up to generate a constant 1g of thrust. Thus spend half the journey accelerating towards Mars and then flip and break at 1g for the other half.

Would take 1d 21h 13m to get to Mars like this.

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AI lawyer: I know how you ruled next summer

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Re: 80%

Probably already is and the 20% are all miscarriages of justice.

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Tech support scammers mess with hacker's mother, so he retaliated with ransomware

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Re: Extension

Its malware, Throw your standard knowledge of what needs to happen with opening, then executing a program out the door. In reality all it will need is a simple click on it to start the infection process.

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Tesla's splitting with sensor supplier

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Missing the point

The long term point in automation is to get rid of the car ownership entirely.

Once cars can drive themselves there is no point in ever owning one. Simply request a car on your phone, get in and be taken to the desired destination.

Think UBER without the major cost of the drivers. Instantly ready, always fully charged. The rides will cost you less than you currently pay in fuel let alone tax, insurance, tax, maintenance and of course tax.

The reason is it in the car now is for a the DATA. Currently at 1 million hours of autonomous driving PER DAY, all being fed back to Tesla to use to make the system better.

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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

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Re: Speaking as a consumer ...

Route it.

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Don't – don't – install iOS 9.3 on your iPad 2: Upgrade bricks slabs

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Re: And that ...

The 2000 are calling. Office has had past options, including the the ability to set the default to Plane text, Match style or Keep original formatting for over a decade.

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Amazon Shocker: Firm recalls Fire and Fire Kids power adapters

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Oooo £12

Not seen the fabled power block falling apart yet, but the micro USB cable they supply is poor quality and breaks very easily for a child proofed tablet.

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How to build a plane that never needs to land

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Re: 2000 hour inspection cycle

Its not a Civilian Aircraft.

The Military can fly to failure if they like. Have you seen the switchblade drone?

Also lithium batteries at ~2000 charged hold ~80% (chemistry dependent) of their new power. Each charge discharge cycle effectively holds very slightly less than the previous one.

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HSBC online services still offline following 'attack' on bank

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Paid off

Seems more likely they just paid off the attackers.

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Is that light at the end of AMD's dark tunnel, or God sparking up a cig?

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Re: Sad times

Evidence: GTC Keynote March 2015. The Pascal GPU will be "10X faster than Maxwell".

http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/83801-nvidia-tsmc-allegedly-tape-next-gen-14nm-pascal-gpu/

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Sad times

Its not looking good.

Nvidia are touting x10 performance with 14/16nm and HBM2.

AMD are touting x2 performance per watt - which is the same thing on thermally limited graphics chips. Both are their respective marketing departments hype, but the current Nvidia DDR5 cards out perform the AMD HBM cards.

On the CPU side the road maps have an 8 core replacement for my old old 8350, but nothing more. Intel have a 2 year head start on the same node size. So unless AMD shove 32 cores on the same size dye its hard to see them taking a lead here.

I do hope AMD can do something to survive, but this years gamers spending spree will vote for pure performance because VR is going to require 2x1080 at 90fps minimum frame rate and nobody like turning it down from Ultra settings.

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AMD to nibble the ankles of Nvidia this summer with 14nm FinFET GPUs

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Re: Missed opportunity?

WAY too late. ASIC came out for bitcons 2013, ASIC then came out for the other coins shortly afterwards.

Until this point AMD sales where driven by having the best mining cards, but ASIC killed that overnight.

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Re: AMD

1 x 980Ti will outperform both the 2*970s and 2*390s. SLI/Crossfire doesn't offer double performance and also causes greater variance in average frame rate.

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Re: power consumption

Performance per watt is a measure of the possible total performance.

As graphics cars are limited by their heat generated. Hence why AMD stuck a water cooling loop on the fury X.

With AMD claiming 2x performance per watt and Nvida already showing 10x performance, Im suspecting its not going to be a good year for AMD.

(Source, Nvida just launched midrange 14nm core in it latest diving computer and it's pulling more teraflops than the current Titan X and thats still on GDDR5 and not HBM.)

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Waving Microsoft's Windows 10 stick won't help Intel's Gen 6 core

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Havent tried it then?

Windows 10 is an updated Win 7 done right but with some data collection added. Since FB, Google, Apple, GCHQ already know ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING about you already there not much hassle with another player getting some data on you is there :)

Personally Windows 10 runs quicker, uses less resources and plays games better, thus myself and everybody on steam is using it. However it really doesnt need new hardware to run at all. This is one version of Windows that takes up less than the last two versions did.

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Samsung Gear VR is good. So good 2016 could be year virtual reality finally makes it

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Re: VR makes me want to hurl

I've seen it done, its call Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Totally non invasive and works very well for stimulating neurons. Unfortunately its a little crude at the moment, stimulating a way too large an area of the brain to simulate complex signals, can make peoples arms wave around.

But give it a decade or so, some serious computing power and we get to the holoband from Caprica (Battlestar Galactica prequel).

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Microsoft rolls out first 'major update' to Windows 10

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Re: These Days...

The Terminal

That's why people dont use Linux and use Windows instead.

If you dont understand then just stop using the terminal and see how you get on with your Linux installation (hoe you don't have AMD graphic or processors), set up, drivers or almost anything else.

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Ofcom won’t hold back in latest mobile spectrum auction

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Re: Morons

TV Broadcast, is just like DVDs, CDs, printed papers, Ceefax...

All tech dust, blown away by the great wind of the internet. You can still find the grains if you look, but they are insignificant bygones in a new IP era.

You can have all the worlds TV (not just your local patch) without an areal. It all comes down The Pipe.

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: What Lies (LOL) didn't complain about ...

VW built a new engine that they said didn't need Urea injection. Despite the fact that All other manufactures need urea to pass the emission standard on diesels. VW decided to do without it. The only way this works is by Cheating. The map required to pass the NOx standard results in so much lower power and worse fuel economy.

A company doesn't just build a new engine in a day. Its a MAJOR board sign off on project, They must have done a lot of testing to make this cheat work reliably. It will all be recorded.

The entire VW engine development team must have known about this.

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Home Office seeks advice on Police Radio omnishambles

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Re: Why do we keep doing this?

Yes let one of thoese major world players do it!

By GDP that just leaves Germany, Japan, China and the USA above the UK.

Turns out little old blighty is quite well developed

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Oculus Rift VR bucket will be seen on noggins near you in 2016

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$2 BILLION dollars later and still no product.

These guys need to learn basic product launch from Apple. Launch it NOW as it is, then do the MK2 in a year that fixes the very basic issues in the MK1, and then do a MK3 that's what you are actually trying to launch in q1 2016. Build a user base, close out the competition, get a refresh cycle going.

F-all this dev stuff, as its not a Real market. All its doing is giving the competition time to launch before you.

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Heathrow

If anybody has been in T5 Heathrow and looked up you can see a clear air space from the low security to the post security sides of the building. A drone could easily carry anything over there. If its was launched quickly and quietly.

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Voda UK CEO says one thing about not-spots, Minister of Fun says another

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Coverage

If this CEO says that the UK's coverage is "good" I would hate to see what poor is like! He must live in central London and never travel. If he did then he might just realise just how poor his companies service really is.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Life

Still waiting on my Kingston 60GB SSD to fail, so I can get a bigger one. Its just running the OS and few choice apps, but its been going for 4 years now.

The speed difference between SSD and rust is akin to walking, on crutches and a fighter jet.

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

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Advertising Rules

Just make it so that Every single phone advert must clearly state the % of UK Land Mass that can use the service being advertised.

So EE can say we cover 1% of the UK with 4G.

02 can say we cover what 10% of the land with 3G

and Vodafone can say we have a single mast somewhere which we may turn on ...

Encourage a race to the top.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Well know

This is a well know hack, it was on the BBC a few years ago with the small ATMs in shops.

To make money you simply swap the £$€10 draw to the £$€50 draw, then withdraw as much as you can from your own account.

Walk to the bank and deposit it..

Rince and Repeat

Works best if you have lots of account at different banks to use.

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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Dont forget

That new paper production is actually powered by the waste produce from the trees used to make the paper, whereas recycling paper takes up massive amounts of electrical energy..

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Vodafone to spend £100m on 150 new Brit phone shops

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98% with 2G

Bhahahahahaah... their dream, top line, marking target is to get the UK 98% (I'm going to guess Population and not area) 2G coverage by 2015!

No 3G outside of city centres as per usual, no 4G outside of the HQ building and no corporation tax paid!

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: Dull and slow

When was the last time you actually used 100% CPU power? I bet its close to 10 years ago. CPU power isnt the bottle neck, HDD access was until SSD solve that.

Even when playing games its my GPU thats maxed out, whilst my CPU isn't even at 50%.

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Cow FLATULENCE, gas emissions MUCH WORSE than thought - boffins

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WTF?

9.7 billion metric tonnes per year of CO2 released per year. Thats going to have NO effect whatsoever. Can't possible have any effect from 9.7 BILLION TONNES of CO2 released per year. Chump change.

Going from 320ppm to 400ppm in just 50 years. That all have No affect at all, I mean how could you even think that this gas, that has known properties of trapping solar heat in a system make any difference.

As for methane, just because the atmospheric levels have increased by 150% since 1750, and it now accounts for 20% of the total radiative force, doesn't mean that ramping up its pollution of our atmosphere will have the slightest bit of a different!

Just because every time we have high levels of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere in Earth's past and its been a lot warmer, doesn't mean this time will be the same. This time it will be different, becuase we want it to be and we believe it will be!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Vostok_420ky_4curves_insolation.jpg

We will all be fine, nothing to worry about!

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Fast is the new Black: WD gives laptops' spinning rust a new whirl

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Unhappy

Humgh

Wrong tree WD, wrong tree!

SSD are for performance, and are so far ahead HDDs will never catch up.

Rust's only remaining use is for slow reliable bulk storage - make these discs reliable and larger - much much larger or else you're doomed, mainly because the SSD are catching up in the space arena as well.

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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Re: Yeah, sure,

Err the car analogy works perfect, except for the facts:

Mercedes make the Smart car range....

BMW make the Mini...

Ferraria make Fiats...

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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You Sir

Have such low technical skills, you can't not even use a simple checkout till!! Please use the manual tills to purchase your condoms, as your reproductive rights have been removed.

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Brit online property bazaar Zoopla ponders BILLION-pound flotation

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Re: Slurp it all up

So what you're saying is Zoopla did more work in trying to sell your house than your actual paid for estate agent?

I for one am looking forward to seeing the death of estate agents, who charge a fortune for very little.

I'm perfectly capable of putting on pointed shoes, of doing a foreman's knot so loosely as to try and imitate a windsor knot, then turning up late to show people around my own home when the time comes to sell it :)

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Meh

Re: I wonder

I'll give you one. There are No 3D 1080P streaming services available for films.. Yet I do have the bandwidth to stream such things, its only 12GB a film.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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Re: Surely it's becoming apparent

Nope no need for a printer:

Coupons - on my phone,

Boarding pass - on my phone

tickets, on my phone..

Get the trend here? I have a device with a screen than can display any document I need. - with the odd exception like Ryanair tickets, which is just another reason not to fly with them.

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iCloud outage outrage: Look, iPhoto friends, kitty just learned to... NOOO

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Apple or Googles

Google down for 3 minutes

Apple down from Wednesday...

Just saying...

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Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

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FAIL

Re: What time was that then?

I think most of us went to school and have a fairly good grasp of what a Time zone is...

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Think your smutty Snapchats can't be saved by dorks? THINK AGAIN

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Diddums

Seems like a lots of commentators have sour grapes over nobody willing to send them suggestive pictures.

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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Re: Since when is this relevant?

Don't worry, one day you will discover Cat videos and will need that extra speed to watch them in HD..

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PORNAGEDDON: Sexy bloggrs stung by Tumblr smut smackdown

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site:Tumblr.com

So just Use Google to search Tumblr for your smut... but as your already on google there are a lot better sites you could search for :)

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