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21 posts • joined 22 Nov 2011

Want to avoid another cookie law mess? Talk to EU bods next time

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Go

Goodbye and good luck.

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Mars rover harangues empty landscape with loudhailer

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WTF?

Uh, surely they didn't waste rocket fuel getting a PA up the gravity well?

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SHEEP NEED TWITTER, insist my noble Lords

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WTF?

Bollocks

The internet is just as vital to people in the country as it is in the city. What's your problem?

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Google plucks Gmail app maker Sparrow from the sky

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Re: "pleasurable mailing experience"

It does make a lousy cup of tea.

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Re: £6.99 ?

A clean, minimalist user interface. Way better than Apple's Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird, but more to the point light years beyond the fugly gmail UI.

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Finnish boffins don tinfoil hats, admit Northern Lights are noisy

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Boffin

Perhaps this is related to the way you can very occasionally hear meteors (it's true I tell you! I've heard one, many years ago walking home in the middle of the night). The theory goes that the sound is generated locally by items acting as an aerial for EM radiation from the meteor and vibrating, explaining the fact that the sound is simultaneous with the sighting.

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Microsoft names Zeus ringleaders and notifies FBI

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Stop

if they really face 100+ years, asylum would be justified.

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Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart

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Is it really Chrome?

Or another skinned Safari, like Dolphin?

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Brit global warming skeptics now outnumber believers

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Well done

It's amazing what you can achieve. I hope you're feeling pleased with yourself.

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Half the team at the heart of the RBS disaster WERE in India

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One, two, three, jump! But where?

Are any of the other banks any better? Do any of them have well managed IT departments staffed by long-term, experienced people? (UK or India or wherever)

Where should a RBS customer take their overdraft?

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Bonking for money to be built into the next iPhone

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The only thing that matters...

...you'd better be able to disable it.

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'Inexperienced' RBS tech operative's blunder led to banking meltdown

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Good work, El Reg

Keep digging!

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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

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As Dan Le Sac said...

Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry. Except in this case.

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Hackers expose 6.5 MILLION 'LinkedIn passwords'

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Pirate

Yup, mine's in there, but it was a terrible password.

Would it be safe to assume that 6.5 million is the entire LinkedIn user list?

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Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK

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Nah, you're the one that's wrong. Imperial units came from familiar things like the distance between your nose and your outstretched hand (yard) or the size of your feet (clue!), so they have some implicit meaning. Metric units are abstract - the length of some metal bar in France means nothing.

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ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. - Humans begin artificial CO2 emissions

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IT Angle

Science!

Science!

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FAIL

Burning wood is carbon neutral, you twonk.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Indeed. In fact, can we have an award subcategory for "worst sequel in comparison to a really quite good original"? I'd like to nominate Lake Placid 2 as an outstanding example.

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Highlander II

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Eyes on stalks: ancient predator a real monster

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Real live CGI

You can see 'em swimming around in David Attenborough's First Life (http://firstlifeseries.com/).

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Not so fast: Italian boffins say neutrinos not faster than light

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@another_vulture apparently the neutrinos from OPERA are several orders of magnitude more energetic than those produced in a weedy old supernova. That *might* account for the difference in behaviour. Of course I no idea why that may be, but then no-one else does either :)

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