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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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What if you reskinned the doors, wings, bonnet and boot with carbon-fibre? That bonnet alone must weigh a tonne.

Also those bumpers look damn heavy and I bet the headlight glass is 2 inches thick :)

Keep the seats though. One can go TOO far!

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Sky's tech bets pay off: Pay TV firm unveils blazing growth for Q1

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Is there a completely ad free option yet?

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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I guess modded ROMs will become a lot more popular then?

Besides, there is already regulation for unlocking a phone tied to a particular network, so presumably that legislation would be extended to this method.

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Android's Cyanogenmod open to MitM attacks

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Re: So it'll be fixed soon?

I wish the stable release auto-updater had a checkbox to allow milestones too.

(can't be bothered to flash ROMs manually on all my devices)

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'Bill Gates swallowing bike on a beach' is ideal password say boffins

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Please Allow Secret Session Without Obtuse Recall Difficulty

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: testing procedure.

WIN+R

shutdown -s -t 00

ENTER

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Re: Seven possible pillars of FLAC failure

"I have come to collect my bersicle, (Reně asks "What bersicle?") "The bersicle that produces the electrocity for the roodio when you piddle in your wife's mothers' bedroom"

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Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

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Re: Oh $!#t.

I picked a bad day to quit amphetemines

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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Re: What about considering your EO customers!

+1

BT Openreach engineer said they will be putting a fibre cabinet in the grounds of the exchange for EO customers 'at some point'.

Not holding my breath though. Our exchange serves 110 Residential premises and 8 non-residential.

It can't go in the exchange for some reason. (perhaps because our exchange, WSARY, is the size of a single garage only narrower, no joke)

I wish they would first fix the congestion issue here, though. I get 8Mbps (the maximum possible for this exchange), but it slows to a crawl at busy times.

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Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

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I hope he invests a large amount of his wealth into this venture.

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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That's how I've been obfuscating email addresses when people insist on having theirs on a website.

unicode-bidi:bidi-override

direction:rtl

That with a bit of javascript to reverse it onclick

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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Seems to me there are a lot of celebrities out there who get the wrong advice from their security services. Perhaps celebrity security services are all about muscle and have no understanding of protecting them from media and technology.

I fail to understand why this still happens. Pammy's tape, whilst not pilferred off the internet (but widely distributed there) leaked in 1998. 16 years ago!

Do celebrities have short memories? If you're going to create nude images of yourself, you need to make sure you look after those EXTREMELY well. Unless you want them to leak of course.

Given that there have been many leaks of celebrity nudes, and yet they still take nude images of themselves and put them in insecure places, I can only assume they want them to be seen.

Or it's negligence. Either way, no tears.

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Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users

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Can it be?

A modern broswer that uses less than 100MB per tab? Here's hoping.

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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90% of everything is crap?

What if we applied that logic to operating systems?

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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And it will be that type of people dismayed that the Highways Agency are now starting, at long last, to erect screens around road traffic accidents.

That your life is so dull only the horrendous sight of someone having their head removed can remind you what it was once like to feel.

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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

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Re: Apple's Yawn and Windows Apology

As I understand it, Windows 9 will configure itself according to the hardware it's installed on and give you the option to change the default if you like.

It was remiss and arrogant of them not to offer that option in 8. It also didn't help that ODMs didn't make much of an effort with touch-screen laptops (a shame really, hope it still catches on, after all, it's good to have the option of touch).

It just reinforces the understanding that you skip a release and then wait for service pack 1 :D

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EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore

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As is the same with too many companies to mention who, rather than investing in research and development, would rather line the pockets of their shareholders.

The whole shareholder thing makes me weep, I understand the need for shareholders, but that does not justify the absolute greed evident in some large corporations.

I wish it were, that the employees could be the majority shareholders, rather than the top 10% leeching the fuck out of the system for their own ends.

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Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

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Hmmm, posted this 4 days ago, about half an hour after the article appeared and it took three days to get this comment on.

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Genius

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

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Re: Might be better, but still not good

I took 2 screengrabs of Chrome recently, using well over 500MB of RAM for 1 tab (the 1st screenshot it was using 900MB for Experts Exchange) THAT is absolutely crap.

I'm now using Firefox for a while to see if it's any better. At the moment it's using 254MB for 2 tab.

My first PC had 4MB of RAM and could just run Windows 95 and IE4. I know website were alot simpler then, but really, 900MB for 1 site?????

So, to summarise, modern browsers are fucking terrible.

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Oculus sucked by Zuck? 'I'm over it' – Minecraft supremo Notch

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Off topic

In related news, Persson bought Caustic Window from Aphex Twin for $46,300 Aphex Twin new album

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Tor-rorists get sneaky Aphex Twin album peek in dance guru hypegasm

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I believe the Orb (who also collaborated with Gilmour on Metallic Spheres) also honoured that on Evil 39'

Much looking forward to new RDJ (who has stated that whilst he doesn't generally enjoy rock'n'roll, he does have an ear for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd)

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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'Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)'

Ironic then, that it's The Reg giving him voice.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Re: Correct horse battery staple

<= 8 character passwords have been iffy for a long time now friend. (I'm taking it that the quotes are literal and don't belong to that password)

Have a quick look at some of the public rainbow tables and then consider what tables people with serious intent must have.

It's interesting to hear that GoodLuckGuessingThisPassword is that much stronger. I believe a lot of people don't think passphrases are worth their salt (intended, sorry)

That being so, just make minimum password length = 20 and let users put anything they want as their password.

But when all is said and done, there needs to be a better way because, as someone pointed out earlier, it will only get easier to crack them as the power to do so increases.

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Digital dongle transforms European XBOXen into tellies

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For the record, the reply was for Kevin Johnston

ElReg's thread system doesn't quite work

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Awwww - did you miss this bit? 'It will also be possible to split your screen so that a big window will be devoted to games and a small one to television programs.'

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Re: ₤24.99

I actually thought the dongle price was reasonable.

Hauppauge USB dongles run to more than that and you're also getting support and warranty from a huge multi-national, rather than an eBay seller (which should in theory mean a lot more)

Your post therefore was quite negative.

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SpiderOak says you'll know it's secure because a little bird told you

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This

Either that, or you can only use SpiderOak when they update the canary status. Not very useful only being able to use the service twice a year is it?

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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A 10 year warning was given and it was labelled XPocalypse when it came!

'A lack of planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine' - Unknown

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Wetsuits, sunshine, bikini babes and a competitive streak: Epyx California Games

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I seem to remember roller skating being the hardest challenge in this game. Akin to trying to do 4 rounds in Paperboy. Decathlon ruled supreme though. You could also bring down a bird with the javelin in that. The amount of right sleeve cuffs I wore out playing that game :D, especially long jump.

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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Begs the question; why are they allowed to keep trading?

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Forget browser wars, how come email clients still render what the fuck they like with no concern for any standard whatsoever?

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Always so many comedians on Microsoft threads. I'm rolling in the aisles. Pass the needle and thread, I've split my sides.

Really though anyone have some caffeine so I can make it to the end of this comment thread? YYAAWWNN

Commence the downvotes you stuck-in-the-muds

(why did I take the time to post this? why did you take the time to repeat yourself once more?)

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The Pirate Bay opens mobile site

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Or just use uTorrent Remote?

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

b166er

So meh, much rather have this, BMW i8

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BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now

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There was, for a while, a Blackberry cloud-based platform, that was canned. We had been using it too and it was quite good.

Still, no-one round here uses Blackberry's any more, so...

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Re: No Lumia?

The article also ironically states they're phones you can afford to lose down the beach.

What's the exact definition of landfill? Does it have to include an absence of sand?

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InMage now InMicrosoft: Redmond slurps disaster recovery hardware biz

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So this lets you jump your Azure data around without ending up in a house of pain?

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Start packing your bags for a Windows Server 2003 migration

b166er

Shame to have to retire SBS 2003 really. Glad to retire most of the hardware it's running on though.

Maybe P2V it with only open ports to Exchange.

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iPhone user SHAMEGASM: 'I beg of you', delete sex app from my purchase list

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Isn't this Streisand's favourite app?

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FTC: T-Mobile USA took '$100s of millions' in bogus txt charges

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Re: Complaints

Just to add to that, the practice of passing you around various agents who use the Chinese Whisper get-out. You never get the same agent twice and your original complaint is watered-down or otherwise modified in each transaction until unrecognisable from the original.

Rinse....Repeat....

eBay are the best (worst?) example of this. Never the same agent twice, problem never resolved. 8 years now and counting.

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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Until yesterday we were using the admittedly, free, No-IP service for redirecting to our webcam. We probably would never have become a paying customer, so it's probably no great loss that I added an A record at our domain for the (now) static IP hosting the webcam and we no longer need the No-IP account.

To some small degree, that has affected No-IP's business (though god knows how if we weren't paying them a bean) and it must have had worse repercussions elsewhere with paying customers.

I hope Microsoft's apology includes some kind of financial compensation.

Perhaps Microsoft could set up and police their own DDNS service.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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Official statement from No-IP here:

Formal Statement Microsoft Takedown

It's affecting our webcam this morning :(

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LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

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Love the first picture, showing the STILL non-responsive Reg site :D

Wait... what year is this?

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MPAA, meet the Streisand effect: Picture ass. slaps Reddit with takedown

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I must thank them for drawing my attention to this.

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Crucial MX100 256GB SSD: Cut-throat competition in flash land

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Re: Hmmmm I think .....

If you're talking laptop, you could consider slaving your (presumably) HDD into this

IcyBox IB-AC642

sticking your ODD in the caddy and installing your OS afresh on the SSD

(and then do some tidying)

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Cunning Reg reader cracks LOHAN hot coupling condundrum

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Re: Re. pogo pins

Magnets?

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SpaceX 'Dragon V2' ROCKET PODULE can hover-land on Earth - or MARS

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Re: It's empty!

'Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking, beeping and flashing - they're flashing and they're beeping. I can't stand it anymore! They're blinking and beeping and flashing! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug?'

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Office website HACKED: Passwords, addresses, phone numbers slurped

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Re: I see what you did there

Surely we deserve a share of the revenue for this article :D

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New dashboard gives eagle's-eye view of Microsoft's security flaws

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Re: Reboot?

Hmmm what could possibly go wrong with paying Oracle for a kernel that subverts the running kernel in order to splice in updates real-time?

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