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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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32.9MPG out of a 362HP supercar.

It's pretty damn good.

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Why are Fujitsu and Toshiba growing lettuce in semiconductor plants?

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You knew greens were bad for you

Nothing to do with Iceberg lettuce being a great way to clean up contaminated land...

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Re: The next step...

You laugh, and I hope it's not an urban legend now I mention it but I seem to remember a story about a semiconductor fab failing an unusually large number of wafers on the night shift because a security guard was using an oven to bake pizza... Apparently the pizzas were contaminating the wafers.

Quite what the chemicals used to process the wafers were doing to the pizzas I shudder to think.

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Tesla in 'Ethernet port carries data' SCANDAL

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Which Distro?

Erascible Elon?

(yeah, I know)

Quite surprised it's not running OSX though

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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Pfft, It's Apple

No need to worry, just wait for the next keynote and the iSculpture 2S

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Pervy TOILET CAMERA disguised as 'flash drive' sparks BOMB SCARE on Boeing 767

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That'd be a Flush drive then?

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

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Prior art?

Pretty sure Trevor Bayliss suggested something very similar in a pop science/documentary around the time his clockwork radio made him famous?

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DVLA declares J14 HAD on BU14 SHT and SL14 AGS

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Re: Spoilsports

I should probably add, my name is Clint.

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Spoilsports

They wouldn't let me have C11NTS for some reason...

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Microsoft hires Pawn Stars to shaft Google

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The sound of one hand clapping.

If an insult falls and nobody understands it is it really an insult?

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Re: Just Wait

Apple have probably got a patent on using glue to hold phones together.

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It's the '90s all over again: Apple repeats mistakes as low-cost tablets pile up

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As much as I hate to admit..

As another commenter pointed out, Apple occupy the high end of the market.

The problem with being there is that it's not an unassailable position if you remain static, people will copy your style, they'll make their own quality products to rival yours and they will eventually out innovate you if you don't continue to create new product for new markets.

Unfortunately Apple now seem to be chasing the lower end of the market and cheapening the brand instead of adding more value or creating new. They need a visionary to inspire them, a new Jobs and they've not got one.

I foresee some very tough times ahead.

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The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter

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5V 3A

Umm, so that's 15 Watts? Bloody hell.

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Atomic clocks come to your wrist

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$12,000?

Dear lord that's not only ugly, it looks bloody childish too. I could forsake a couple of seconds a week for something that looks nice and wearable.

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Acorn’s would-be ZX Spectrum killer, the Electron, is 30

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Re: These articles make me so sad ..

Stop that, it's silly.

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

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Re: Totally Agree

You are Goatse and I claim my five pounds

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Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

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Re: Has anyone sent this to David Cameron

He can always ask his pre-teen kid what it's all about, apparently they can access everything on their smart phones.

A true model of responsible parenting.

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For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

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Elfin?

Sounds like they need a lot more health and safety inspectors, here, have ours, all of them, keep them a while...

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Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine

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Have a heart

It was just trying to find its mum...

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What's the most secure desktop operating system?

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Anyone claimed VMS yet?

Hmm?

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El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Agreed, just discovered Nambarrie tea, it's awesome stuff.

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A recent discovery.

Nambarrie Tea. Deliciously strong cuppa.

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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Re: Pathetic Journalism

So you're saying San Francisco would have fewer fat people if the city had more guns?

Makes sense I suppose, all that exercise running away from gun waving right wing lunatics would soon get them in shape.

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Obama says patent trolls 'extort money', pledges reform

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Re: slight ommission

Yes!

I was wondering exactly why, on a Tech site, that Limor wasn't mentioned by name.

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Twitter breach leaks emails, passwords of 250,000 users

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Re: Maybe it's just me - but why is this important?

Email address and password combo is the critical information. It'as a good bet that users will use the same passwords on other sites.

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US appeal dismissed in Dotcom case

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Re: Is there any change that HM Gov will listen to this?

'The 2014 Olympics, taking place in Sochi, Russia, are Winter games, so the chance of anyone winning the 100m is remote due to the lack of such an event.'

That might have been the crux of it, yes.

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How one bad algorithm cost traders $440m

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Re: How the hell did this "feature" escape testing?

Or more likely, that the deployment environment was changed a week before you completed testing.

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Raspberry Pi IN THE SKY: Wallet-sized PC is disaster drone brain

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Re: Not wishing to knock Raspberry Pi, but…

God no, the Pi is still in nappies compared to Arduino and the scads of compatibles/competitors, if the demand/supply thing works out (and there's every sign it is doing) then expect a Pi with the same maturity as Arduino to be so much more than any of the current crop of hobbyist boards. There are already tutorials out there on talking to sensors for Pi

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Vauxhall Ampera hybrid e-car

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Re: Ahh, nice try

*sigh* OK, let's sort this out.

I currently get ~45MPG out of the lower cost estate car that I drive. There's little to no improvement over that, there's nowhere near enough boot space for my needs, the Ampera is a nice looking (to me) car, I'm not knocking it for that.

What irks me is that these cars are designed with the middle class eco conscience drivers in mind and not the people who really need a car for their work.

If GM or any other car maker could crack the range and charge time issues to provide a vehicle with decent loadspace I would buy one as soon as possible.

As it stands the only hybrids I can buy are totally unsuited to my needs and the needs of many thousands, perhaps millions, of other business drivers who contribute the vast majority of the pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that are blighting the environment.

Be honest, which is the bigger environmental problem, the people who do average mileage or less per annum with the daily school run/shopping/work commute or people like me who clock up 35-40k or more a year?

Is it so unreasonable to expect a car to be designed for the people who do the most miles and cause the most environmental damage?

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Re: bugger all luggage space

And if you read my comment you'd see that I say it's useless for *ME*, there's bugger all luggage space in a Focus for my needs too.

I drive a large estate car for my job and the luggage space is almost always full of kit. Said estate car cost much less than the Ampera and not much more than a Focus and has much more boot space.

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Facepalm

Ahh, nice try

But still useless for someone (like me) who needs to travel distances on short notice to locations that'd take at least a day and *many* changes on public transport, once the battery is done I get pretty much 'standard' fuel economy and bugger all luggage space for 50% more money than a more practical car.

This is a car designed for those who could easily use public transport for their daily commute but won't because it's got the public on or is always late because of the idiots alone in their tin boxes doing the same 6 mile commute every day.

Saying all that, for some perverse reason I like the looks even if it's of no use to me.

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Foxconn to create workers' paradise?

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Re: They will have to be careful

Manufacturing is a moving target though, years ago 'Made in Japan' indicated crap (possibly unfairly but let's not get into that), now it's a mark of quality, replaced by 'Made in Hong Kong' or China as 'Crap'.

China is starting to build a reputation for good quality manufacturing so inevitably the cost will rise, manufacturing won't 'switch back' for any significant period of time, it will move to other nations where labour is cheap (India, Africa maybe?) and they'll start producing the 'crap' quality low cost goods that China is starting to lose.

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Pre-Pet Commodore micro up for grabs on eBay

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Re: Lovely

Possibly but more likely taped artwork, truly deserving of being called 'artwork'.

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Spy under your car bonnet 'worth billions by 2016'

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Re: already installed one

Of course the problem with having such a device fitted by your insurance company would mean a hike in policy prices because there would be no valid reason to exceed the speed limit.

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Amnesty International UK site flung Gh0st RAT at surfers after hack

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Now there's a problem...

Wonder what happens if the hackers turn out to be from a country with an oppressive regime?

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Sure it's been mentioned before

The excellent Richcopy is deserving of another mention.

Heard of most of these (and use them too) but Bvckup looks an excellent addition to the toolbox, thanks.

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Apple orders 10in iPad, moles claim implausibly

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I hope you were joking..

yeah, now Steve is dead we will be sticking with exactly the same form factor and products forever, there will be no more innovation and style will be a thing of the past.

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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo

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Yeah, the only time I've ever seen two drives in a mirror fail simultaneously they were WD drives.

Used to be a time when buying 're-certified' drives guaranteed either a WD or a Deathstar drive. Good enough reason to avoid like the plague.

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LOHAN enjoys a silicone lightbulb moment

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Re: Vacuum pump

bad form replying to my own post etc...

You might, if you cascaded the pumps, also find that the seals on the vacuum pump failed because there was a vacuum on the outlet.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Vacuum pump

Your pumps are from a 'fridge by the looks (apologies if that's been covered before) so you can use PAG oil from a car air con system, any garage that can recharge such a system will be able to supply some, it's not 'cheap' but then again it's not that expensive either for the amount you want (about 5 quid for 250mL last time I sold the stuff). Worth a punt on a bottle just in case that's the problem.

If you are intent on replacing them then it might be worth looking at aircon service equipment again, Robinair is good quality kit and a decent pump will cost you around £200-250 for a new one.

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PLASMA GERM BLASTER GUN invented for cleaning skin

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Re: Hey guys, guys, guys; back up a second...

Yeah, that'd be a 4.8 volt battery. Close but no cigar. I can't think of a cell chemistry that would allow a 5v battery.

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Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury

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Re: Wake me up when it's news...

Not sure 'product longevity' beyond the next scheduled incremental upgrade matters to fanbois.

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Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

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More than meets the eye.

The Rolson gadget isn't 'just' a battery holder though, it's got a spanky little boost converter built into the translucent bit at the top, how else do you get 5 volts from a 1.5v cell?

Makes a lovely little power supply for microcontrollers too :)

You can also pick up exactly the same gadget, branded with some weird name, at petrol stations in the UK for £2.99 at the moment (Esso I think)

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Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board

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Re: Sheer stupidity not absent technology

And if the printer has scanner functionality that can launch applications on demand on a target machine are you sure those apps run under a suitably secure set of credentials? If it does have hosted functionality are you sure it can't be subverted to run the 'wrong' app?

Did that printer keep a copy of your printed bank statement in a hard disk or flash memory buffer that could be downloaded? Especially if it's been 'thrown out'?

Are you sure that the manufacturer didn't build in their own credentials and hide them? Scanning for 'back doors' as you claim isn't enough to detect that, especially if the login is 'just another' user account.

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AOL joins advertiser exodus from Rush Limbaugh

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Re: No one knows

Let's hope he carries on getting the same pay check if all the advertisers leave, that way the station will go under in short order and all those swivel eyed right wing nut jobs who think it's ok to call a young woman a slut, a prostitute and ask her to post sex tapes online because she thinks medication should be provided by medical insurance will have one less place to spout their poisonous bullshit.

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Hobbit movie locations using 6km of data cabling

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6KM

That's umm, only 20ish rolls of CAT5? Not exactly a revelation, I've used more than that in a weekend.

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Manchester biz raided in text message spam clampdown

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Re: Why...

because there's bugger all to confiscate if the company isn't making money?

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Powerful, wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out in SECONDS

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Happy

wantwantwantwant

Damn, I can think of so many uses for these, every telly in the house will have one and then there's the central heating and then there's the weather station I've been meaning to build and then the internet radio and then the webcam surveillance system and the in car entertainment system and then one each for the kids in their headrests and then the...............

Superb little device and so much respect for the people who designed and brought this device to market.

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Court rejects Tesla’s latest libel spat with Top Gear

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Re: Battery disconnect

LiIon cells discharge anyway so it'd still be a brick but it'd take some number of weeks longer to get there.

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Re: Re: All electric has a long way to go

As long as you want a car that weighs as much as a Deltic then you're good to go.

Seriously though, what do you think a hybrid does?

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