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

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Re: Turn off the engine while downhill!

Yeh! I tried that with my Dads 2.8 Granada (The Sweeny one not the later travesty). Soon found out I couldn't steer :(

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Re: As I have a horrendously long commute

The Austin AllAgro is more aerodynamic going backwards. Use one of those.

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

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Re: Hmmmm

@ I like heckling.

Tight git. Buy your Mum a proper Christmas prezzie.

(I like heckling, Oh! irony).

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'I went from a two-hour commute to a 10-min scooter ride by the sea'

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Ex-ex-pat

Also depends on the degree of patriotism you will own up to.

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APPLE still building fanbois CULT HQ in Cupertino, it seems

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Re: Totalitarian architecture...

Totally concur Kristian, but here's a point. It's a tech company in the 21st century with computers on every desk, mobile & tablets all with mics, speakers & cameras. I think they could video conference if they get to lazy to walk.

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Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

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Re: It's not the character

Damn you Sir! Have an upvote whilst I try & form a funnier post pointing at M$.

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Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

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Re: As an Englishman...

@ Graeme Legget.AND LostAllFaith.

...see my earlier post. See, it's even dividing everyone else in the UK too.

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Re: You know all this talk of things being more expensive

Totally agree. Any question of a group of people like that is divisive. It's like Civil War without the rock & lead chucking.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Once upon a time

Back in the mists of time there were 8" floppies too. (Ooooh! Matron).

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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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UC Bounder...

Damn Sir, you beat me to it. Don't you just love typos. :)

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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

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Am I missing something but.....

....Surely, Skype allows patients to VC with anyone they choose (along with loads of other soft & hard VC stuff), what does VideoMedicine bring to the party? Just Googled VideoMedicine + Skype & only the iPhone 6 news resulted. They definitely have a marketing issue if sitting in a queue is their best shot.

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What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?

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Re: Doubt it will fly

They'll be a few upland sheep farmers who might disagree with re-introduction of wolves, I'm sure the timber guys might get a little spooked too.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: Double edged sword...........

"Salmond insisted that Scotland would be better off ruling itself than being subject to the whims of politicians in Westminster whom Scots themselves hadn’t voted for."

Typical Salmond. That statement isn't even true. Scotts did vote for SOME of the MPs in Westminster.

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Re: ITV Doesn't Own STV!

Only if the turnip is shaped like a thingy! :)

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Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

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I find "Can I get another beer? (or can i get most anything to counter staff) mildly offensive.

Of course the correct answer at least from bar staff is, no you can't, that's my job. May I get you another beer sir??

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: LENR works!

Have an upvote for beating me to the upvote for Sir Runcible. :)

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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...and don't get me started on automated fruit & Veg weighing & labelilng machines.

When our local Sainsbuys rolled these out I found the Start button on the embedded XP & had a game of Solitare.! The checkout lady didn't seem to understand when I advised she contact IT as this behaviour might constitute some kind of back door into the corporate network :)

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Re: Starbucks

You could try Ivor Biggin & Christopher Peacock as one of our customers did to one of our multi-lingual infernal sales people. Great fun ensued amongst the mono-longuistic Anglo Saxon majority as they called across the office the name of the caller to his intended telephonic target.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Re: Is it Friday already?

Nope it definitely a Wednesday. No BOFH. Oh! Wait.:)

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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No new power stations & a dwindling of existing

Nice "Earth shattering controlled kaboom though"

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/492521/VIDEO-Explosive-moment-Didcot-power-station-in-Oxfordshire-demolished

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Re: My favorite pointless distracting matrix sign ...

Just one word

"FOG"

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: Promises, promises

Oh yeh! Anyone else remember the "paperless office".

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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iPhione

"But seriously, if you're getting an iPhone you're a moron anyway."

TFTFY

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Re: Boring

@ Will28. Will MS REALLY release a new OS next year? Even if they do would you jump to be the 1st to install it or wait for SP2. If I HAD to change from Win7, on the strength of this Reg article, I probably would go to 8.1 with the latest patches.

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Re: Surprised no-one has posted this Aussie Gem.

You sir can have an UPVOTE & a Wednesday eve Smiley.

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

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Re: Prevailing winds

Now that just damn well inconvenient. Send him some C4 and he could fix that for future "missions".

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Star Wars: These are the 'unknown' actors we were looking for

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Re: Epic space battles with space ships acting like fighter planes!

Sound effects in SpAAAAAAACE! Unlikely.

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Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View

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Re: It's on Bing

Never seen a herd of cats, doubtful they would deign to congregate.

Collective nouns

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/what-is-the-collective-term-for-a-group-of-cats

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

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Re: Maybe it would be a lot simpler...

Shame on you, a resident of Warwickshire too.

"Just ban the USA "full-stop". TFTFY.

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Re: Geography...

We'll spotted BJC. Same to the OP with Birkenhead. Last time I was in Perth docks there was no Aircraft carrier there. :) But there was a big hole in Rosyth waiting for something.

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Shrew'd boffins spot TINY ELEPHANT species

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Unviversity archives....

may I be the 1st to say Ooook!

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Star Wars museum to land in Chicago

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Re: O'Hare Airport!

Never been, but if it's anything like Dallas/Fort Worth, you could build a spaceport there & still have room for a pod race. Man that's a big area of real estate just to land a few planes.

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Re: "Okay sir, that's a ticket for yourself and one for your wife."

Security: "We don't need to see their tickets":)

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Spanish struggle to control spelling of 'WhatsApp'

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Re: Gender of the internet???

Damn, you get there 1st +1.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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Rightpondian?

ID, Rightpondian is a question of perspective. I'm sure our Canadian cousins looking to the good ole USA would consider Gods own country (GB) Left of the pond & so Leftpondian.

May I propose the alternative Eastponian/Westpondian between those whose countries have coasts on said pond.

Before the OED start using El Reg post terminology as "standard" English.

Pete

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Mae Microsoft yn addysgu Swyddfa, Bing, siarad Cymraeg*

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Re: They got agreement on this? OLfficial Publications.

..do not get me started on that. I favour of Punja, Urdu et al I think I could just see my way clear to a few Cornish, Welsh brochures on how to claim housing allowances.

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Hong Kong (or New York)

Ahhh! Phoooeeee!"

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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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Try doing that in France

IIRC someone posted here in another thread that the French authorities frown on stupid naming attempts. That's why there are so may Jean-Lucs & Philippes about.

Beer icon 'cause we're half way to Friday night!

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French drug dealers regretfully announce 'temporary closure'

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Re: And who says criminals don't have a ...

Not so much a Code, more a set of guidelines. Arrr!

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Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

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Re: It's not a rabbit..

Have an up vote for the Dune ref.

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Re: Don't forget the Welsh!

...full of big sheep by any chance.

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Re: Real Engineers did that.....

..........and apparently US & Imperial Gallons.

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Pint-glass-flashing FISHNAPPERS strike at Firefox daddy Mozilla

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I wonder where that came from....

....one of my favorites in the great Jokes in two lines forum.

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2012/11/08/Charles_Calthrop_Jokes_of_no_more_than_2_lines/

Happy Friday lunch everyone.

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Boffins find ALIEN WORLD orbiting the Sun's LONG LOST TWIN

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So in conclusion....

"The cluster lies around 2,500 light-years away in the Cancer constellation and contains around 500 stars."

There was a cluster of stars 2,500 years ago, some stars had Exoplants. By the time we get there, there's a chance they won't be there any more.

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Foot-loving cat burglar nicks THREE THOUSAND individual socks

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Choice of words...

POOR, but bloody funny.

"The bra got hooked up on the fence and the next door neighbor saw it. I said: it's not my wife's.”

Icon. Searching for my socks.

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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Re: There's always Lightbulbs.....

Can't believe this community missed this old classic.

How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

None, they just re-define darkness as a new industry standard. Boom.

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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Re: Bounding over the highest buildings

Move to Scotland. Their 1st working day after New Year is the 3rd. Civilised behaviour.

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

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Re: Mixology

@ Squander 2.

You put Gin in your vodka martini? Weird.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

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Re: Hot Wheels - cool new toy until I got one

Now you've started something Terry. Anyone for Mouse Trap?

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UK parents to splurge £3 BEELLLIIIION on kids' tech gifts at Christmas

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No, but if he receives a knighthood he could be known as Count....

Mines the one with the light-sabre in the pocket..

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