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Apple bitchslaps iPhone rival Xiaomi: World No 1? That's BIG TALK

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Re: Forget Shipments..

Exactly! If one company is shipping more, but another company is making more cash, it's a perfect metric to spot which of the two is flogging overpriced products!

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HUMAN DNA 'will be FOUND ON MOON' – rocking boffin Brian Cox

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Ah, good old El Reg

Whatever about the headlines, it's the URLs that are the real stars of the show.

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Call the Commish! Ireland dragged into Microsoft dispute over alleged drug traffic data

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The reality is that they do...and that they are.

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Has your STARFISH been DRIBBLING awful SLIME? Scientists now know WHY

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So

Not Fukushima Fallout then? I'll be over here waiting for the hippy sites to publish corrections.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Re: Man's infinite ignorance

Who said they believe it to be the tiniest?

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Ireland's data cops: Yes, we probed LinkedIn. Don't ask what we found

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Re: Lucky break

They're no doubt fuelled by jumbo breakfast rolls from the Centra next door though, not much will get past them.

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Met Office: 2014 was FIFTEENTH WARMEST UK SUMMER on record

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Re: We have needed some balance...and of course some facts.

Indeed. Do let us know when they arrive.

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This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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If you don't mind extra bulk, check out a ZeroLemon battery for your Note 2. It's essentially three Note 2 batteries stuck together giving ~9000mAh of power - easily enough for three days use, and I've been able to stretch that out to five with light usage.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: This'll never work

Tell me you're joking. Please, please tell me you don't actually think menstruation or lack thereof is in any way influenced by lunar gravity.

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iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

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Headmaster

Langley?

Don't you mean Fort Meade?

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ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10

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a small tinker

What do diminutive gypsies have to do with this?

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NO MORE DOUBLE IRISH, thunders Dublin. Erm, from 2020 that is

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Re: Guinness

Murphys - owned by Heinekin these days.

Beamish is better anyway. But also owned by Heinekin.

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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Re: please, nobody say GIMP

Dammit Bob!

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Re: Or it would have if I'd let it...

I haven't used their Reader or Acrobat software in years, and Flash is installed but under tight controls.

I can't entirely cut out Adobe though, until credible alternatives to Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator come along (please, nobody say GIMP).

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Re: "...cannot be legitmately described as a 'frying' pan"

Why not? What do you call your frying pan when it's hanging on the wall of your kitchen (at a temperature far below what is neccessary for frying)?

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Apple tries to kill iWorm: Zombie botnet feasting on Mac brains

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Re: Will you make up your mind.

The three biggest lies in computing...

Macs don't get viruses

Linux never gets hacked

Windows is user-friendly

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Desktop, schmesktop: Microsoft reveals next WINDOWS SERVER

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Re: User Interface

Confusing PowerShell with CMD?

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Re: sign of the times

I believe that may, in fact, have been the joke.

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It's official: EU chiefs WILL probe Apple's Irish tax deal

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I think I speak for a lot of Irish people when I quietly mutter "Uh-oh..."

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Tearful LOHAN Playmonaut bids adiós to Spain

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Surely it's Lindsay who should be waiting outside El Reg Towers, wearing an SPB T-shirt?

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Vote NOW for LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm acronym

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Re: I'm Sad

And apparently my DILDO was just a bit too much for LOHAN ;)

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We give Panasonic's new 5-inch Toughpad phablets a kicking

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Re: and if all else fails

Heavy ez good. Heavy ez reliable. If et does not work, you cen always heet heem with et.

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HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat

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Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

Not that I know of. Whether he was actually as anti-MS as he seemed, or was just stirring the pot for shits and giggles, I do not know - but nothing of value was lost by his banning in any event.

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Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

So Eadon was a representative of Best Korea? It would explain a lot.

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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Italy?

OK folks, any theories as to WinPho's popularity there?

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Exclusive SPB t-shirt flies into Kickstarter

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Or black. Black as the coffee that fuels many a shed project.

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Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000

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Re: Why not somewhere else in Yurope?

Or hire a boat and launch it from International waters!

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Payday is Thursday night for me

Hope there's one of the pint glasses left by then!

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Oz metadata retention won't include URLs: report

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What metadata though?

Store enough "metadata" and you don't need to store the URLs.

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

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Re: Ads as Articles

Re: Andrew Orlowski

I agree - he's writing from a position he fully and passionately believes in. Regardless of agreeing or disagreeing, that makes most of his stuff entertaining to read.

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Re: This article's about the minority

"You can even make a prime time TV series about how nerdy and unsocial they are"

Ah, you're referring to Graham Linehan's "The IT Crowd"?

. Imagine if you were to try and make a TV show about how catholic priests were all misogynistic drunken perverts."

Funny that, as we're speaking of Graham Linehan...

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LOHAN gets laughing gear round promotional mug

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Re: Mug??

Irish coffee needs to be served in a glass and topped with cream - otherwise you've just got coffee with whiskey in it.

I'm of the opinion that Irish Coffee is a great way to ruin three perfectly fine liquids in one go though,

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Re: Explosives factory

Launch a seperate kickstarter for it if funds would be an issue - I'd chuck a few quid at that too. An actual, honest-to-goodness El Reg SPB Explosives Factory!

Plus once LOHAN has soared skywards, I have no doubt you'll be doing some other shenannigans involving rocketry. Would be a handy certification to have.

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Standing by for Kickstarter

I can't contribute gear, knowledge or anything else technical, but I can damn well chuck you a few quid and be hapy to help.

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Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

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Re: One inconvenient design flaw...

From the article - "The cover attaches magnetically and folds up to protect the screen, or back to enable tablet use without detaching it completely."

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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Re: heard similar please before

Not a huge problems at gigs I go to see. People don't tend to use a €500 tablet to record the gig from a mosh pit.

Not for long anyway.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success

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I know you haven't requested an acronym for the wooden testing rig, but in the spirit of Lindsay-related terms thus far...

Automobile Roof Rack Enhanced Simulation Tester

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Check your Clungene, Irish women warned

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Channel 4 did not fecking invent feck. It's massively common in Ireland, and have three guesses where the guy who wrote and created Father Ted is from...?

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Click on a Facebook ad on your mobe, then buy a thing on your PC ... Facebook remembers

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Advertising

A lot of people seem to have the mistaken idea that its only purpose is to convert into a there-and-then sale.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane brain surgery begins with remote incision

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Re: Boffinry!

No pipes in evidence either though - the project is doomed.

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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a black female lesbian

As opposed to a black male lesbian?

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Stephen Hawking biopic: Big on romance, not so much with the science?

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Never heard about the BBC bio before - is it worth a watch?

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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Digital Impact Limitation for Deciduous Obstacles

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eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance

So that's pretty much every gangsta rap album ever then. Assuming they're banned from eBay too?

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Microsoft OneDrive tip-off leads to arrest over child abuse images

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Re: In the end...

He gets strange ones as well as proper sick ones. He told me there was one guy who was arrested for possession of child porn, and when they went through his hard drives they also found several hundred photos of him fucking chickens. As in, prepared chickens from a supermarket or butcher, not live ones.

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Re: In the end...

I know a guy who has that exact job - he's a Detective who specialises in digital forensics and such.

Not a job I envy, I'll tell you that. They have mandatory councilling sessions and so on every six months or so, but according to him most cops only last two or three years in that department tops. Less if they have kids of their own. He's able to handle it (no kids, no plans to have any) but he reckons he'll request a transfer soon enough anyway - it's gotten to a stage where people get suspicious of anyone who stays in the job.

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Not a load of Tosh: 5TB 'surveillance drive' from Toshiba hits shelves

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Re: Anyone considering buying a Toshiba drive would do well to review their warranty...

Had a 6-month old Tosh drive replaced under warranty earlier this year.

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Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

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Re: Skipping versions?

Could that provide an effective workaround for this issue? Introduce a 2008R2 DC to the 2003 network, then upgrade/replace the 2003 DC to 2012R2?

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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Re: " were perfectly comfortable with the televisions they currently use"

Absolutely. If 4k takes off, I'll probably pick up a second hand one in 4 or 5 years time for buttons.

Got a 4 year old 50" Panasonic 1080p telly last year for €300 for example. Apart from having a rather chunky bezel, it's great.

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

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Cheers from a Web Developer

Without Sysadmins to keep the servers humming and the tubes flowing, I wouldn't have a job.

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