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Amazon rekindles e-readers and Fire OS without weeks of whack-a-leak fun

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Having had a Fire HD since last Christmas its been in use pretty much every day.

Music - seems good, amazon cloud of most music bought through amazon, plays mp3s, havent tried ogg or flac.

ebooks - will take .mobi natively, Moon+ reader (free in kindle app store) will take epubs.

Access to usual apps, iplayer etc prices comparable to google play store.

Video - vidOnme app plays xvid fine

Battery adequate -ymmv depending on what app your running

Carousel - meh would rather have icons like most tablets.

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Mushroom

Kids

Any UK release date for the kids version? Can't seem to find it on amazon.co.uk

Icon for what junior will put one through.

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Mushroom

Re: Why no tracking device? @ShadowDragon8685

And that would be a problem because?

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The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

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Re: Pebble's nearly there

Funny I was just thinking the Bluetooth in my car pretty much does that already.

Outside of the car I can spare the attention to the phone.

Just a question of :

a) remembering to turn bluetooth on when I get to the car,

b) not leaving the phone on the dash when I get out of the car.

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Evil mining firms? Please. Obeying profit motive is KINDER to the environment

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Devil

Re: environmental cost

I also read it as don't expect a quick killing on aseteroid mining stocks - it will be a long time before they are price competitive for most materials.

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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Holmes

Re: Evil

True, most of them would drop Sky before Benson & Hedges.

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FAIL

BBC produces quality TV that the market can't...

Science and Natural History?

Someone better let Discovery know.

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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Trollface

Name change by deed poll to include...

"Drop Tables"?

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Alien Ninja Fembot Pirates vs the Jedi SAS Chuck Norris startroopers: RUMBLE

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Re: Special Circumstances?

However the "Grey Area" is the one you really don't want to piss off.

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Missed entry (ooerr...)

The elite conscripts from Haldeman's Forever War

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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So what filth does the error message in system shock refer to?

"Our System Has been Shocked! But don't forget to salt the fries!"

on second thoughts I don't think I want to know....

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Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

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Re: FTSE 100 yield is about 3.5%

True, however careful choice of investments can give somewhat higher. My SIPP is currently running around the 18% p.a. mark, if I had paid a little more attention and liquidated my small caps I could have made 25%+ this year. 30% if I wasn't limited in my choice of investment.

Working for one of the big 4 I need to be careful not to invest in any of our clients, I really don't need internal compliance asking me those type of questions.....

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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: @Hud Dunlap - Why have a license at all?

Some of us still do have bows, and practice. Mines a 60lb Grozer biocomposite recurve - yes I shoot trad, no sights, no arrow guide, not even gloves. Arrows are wood, fletchings feather with linnen bindings and the nocks are horn and not dayglo plastic.

No licence required, not even club membership needed if you have somewhere to shoot.

A 60lb draw bow is considered adequate to hunt deer in the states so will seriously inconvenience/kill a human. However it is not exactly a concealable weapon and can't be left strung and ready to fire.

Just a pity bow hunting is illegal in the UK - even for grey squirrels.

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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Facepalm

Look up quickly - nope its gone.

It's a H2G2 reference.

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Re: Odd List

Dont forget:

Tits like coconuts.

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My big reveal as macro-economics analyst: It's a load of COBBLERS

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Holmes

"you may have thought they'd have sorted out an exit strategy"

Why would they have done that? Someone else will have been voted in by then, it's their problem.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: Religion is like a penis @Moultoneer

That appears more cosmology, unsuported by observation I may add, than religion and not relevant to this discussion.

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Religion is like a penis

Its fine to have one.

Its ok to be proud of it.

Just don't whip it out in public and wave it in other peoples faces!!

(Disclosure: I consider myself a Militant Agnostic - I don't know and NOR THE FUCK DO YOU!)

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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

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Re: It's Troll time!

Unlikely to move its employees out of Scotland?

Yep much easier to sack them and get fresh ones.

Denies plans for London HQ move?

Yep much cheaper in teh Norf.

Just reading between the lines........

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It's Troll time!

As an Englishman I am fully in favour of Scotland voting yes.

Why you say?

1 - Standard Life and most of the other big pension firms will move south of the border, probably to somewhere cheap with lots of drones to hire - say the North East. (making Newcastle the financial capital of the world! Muhahaha...).

2- The Basques kicking off will distract the Spanish from whingeing about Gibraltar for a few years.

Icon for what Scotland should do.....

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Badges for Commentards

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Re: Where's my vulture?

Same here, mines gone AWOL (argh! worn out liver? XD)

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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"What's going on in recruitment here?"

Maybe women just aren't willing to put up with the shit involved with the job?

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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Mushroom

Re: title is too long

I managed to get it to do what I want.

Uninstalled the fucker.

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Like frozen burgers, 'Bigfoot' DNA samples have a touch of horse

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Re: "Looks like an ostrich, kicks like a roo."

But what does it taste like?

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

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That would be why I never noticed any DNS problems then.

Definite fail by VM for locking the Superhub DNS away from the users.

I have heard that the reason is so that they don't have to support any user change to the DNS but since the third thing* they ask you to do is factory reset the router I don't see the point.

* First thing - reboot your computer, second thing reboot the router.

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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Go

Re: How bizarre

Diversifying?

or have you found a new market for Scandium?

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TIME TRAVEL TEST finds black holes needed to make photons flit

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Re: When do you create a Closed Timelike Curve?

Thats the third law:

You will not violate causality, OR ELSE.

With thanks to Charles Stross.

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: "Regular brits"

I think your toilet habits are your own business.

Me? I'm fairly irregular.*

*Yes, I know you did not ask, but I like oversharing.

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Tooled-up Ryobi girl takes nine-inch grinder to Asus beach babe

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Trollface

Good safety boots?

God no... blunt too many blades.

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Re: Agenda here?

Invite a vegetarian to dinner and they expect you to cater to their dietary choice....

Get invited to dinner by a vegetarian and what are the chances they will take your meat eating into account and cook accordingly? Yup square root of fuck all.

(disclaimer I am an omnivore with carnivourous tendencies and a Coeliac - went to a vegetarian wedding and the food was all pretty much high wheat/gluten - their response? Well theres salad you can eat. - Things you put up with for family.)

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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Re: Using basic building blocks you could create anything...

Just a pity the Millenium Falcon kit really is pants compared to the display one at Legoland (19,800 pieces ffs!).

However given the Death Star is a little over 3,000 pieces for £300, its probably just as well it's not available as a shipping crate.

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Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

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Go

Processed meat is that which can flow out of a faucet

How do I get Northumbrian Water to pipe bacon into my house?

<hot><cold><Bacon!>

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Tab for Xmas, Mr Consumer? Yes please. And Mr Busin... NOPE

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Holmes

Why does the secretarial pool, or accounts need a bunch of i7's?

Operating system bloat.

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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negligence?

Given that 2 survived I'd say the hospital was negligent too.

Wait... what?

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'Please don't make me spend more time with my family...'

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Biggest problem with financial statements?

It's that most of them were put together by numberblind monkeys.

This is the reason the big 4 have departments that specialise in correcting the accounts before they get signed.

If they do manage to add up? They can't spell (nor can I after half a brick of cider... ) a certain large former building society used to spell mortgage without a t....

For those who have never had the joy of reading a glossy annual report here is a brief run down...

<cynic> Chairmans statement: utter fiction about how good the company is.

Financial review - repeats the back half in words of one syllable for the analysts

Directors report- doesnt tell you anything you need to know - but keeps companies house happy.

Strategic report - This in theory gives you an idea of how the company is doing, however it usually contradicts itself.

The financial statements - tells you how the company did and how likely it will still be in business next year. Pity the numbers wont agree between the notes and the primary statements.

</cynic>

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Japanese quantum boffins 'may have the key to TELEPORTATION'

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Re: It was a triumph....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_(video_game)

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Pint

It was a triumph....

Anyone else notice that they used orange and blue for the opposite sides of the porta.... I mean message?

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BOFH: It's DANGEROUS to go alone. Take THIS

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Flame

@ Sarah Balfour

Cold Turkey with a change of routine.

Go on holiday without the gum.

Disclaimer - this worked for me 8 years ago - went from 20-40 a day (depending on whether I was drinking that day) to nil. Stopped the cigs the day before we flew, the first day was tough, second day, stuck in a no smoking airport, not so bad.

Not having any of the usual day time triggers for a smoke helped a lot.

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Ahhh, SATISFACTION: Watch while we set a NAS on FIRE

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Mushroom

Channelling Mythbusters

Now - kill it with fire - I mean really kill it.

1Kg of termite in a couple of plant pots.

that would be probably the worst case without access to fissionables.

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HGST hoiks out Death Valley-proof hi-cap HDD

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Coat

Re: Racetrack Playa

That's what she said

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

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Boffin

Hmmm

Wonder if i could cash in... I mean get similar video views with putting a bodkin tipped arrow through a phone.......

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Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

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Re: Guy that owns most of Soho

Thought it would have been Gerald Grosvenor,

live and learn

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Trollface

Re: Next gen WiFi???

I prefer the name "MacinToy"

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RADIATION SNATCHED from leaky microwave ovens to power gadgets

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Coffee/keyboard

Rectenna?

The mind boggles at the images.

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Cisco email accidentally sent to 1000s of employees causes message list MAYHEM

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Re: size

Would surprise me if each line started:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Smartwatch news: Sleek-but-vaporous timepiece promised by... NISSAN?

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Coffee/keyboard

Re:looks a bit sci-fi WAS:To be fair

I thought Blake's 7 teleport bracelet. just needs a big pink rubber oblong.

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

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Happy

I remember watches

Pretty much stopped wearing a watch with the advent of the mobile phone - after all even the most basic 90's phone had a clock on the display. Failing that there was always the windows clock or even, dare i say it echo %time%.

One benefit is the hair on my wrist regrew.

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LOHAN cops a faceful of smutronyms

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Re: Honored

It does bring a swelling of pride doesn't it?

Well, the swelling of something anyway.

Trebles all round!

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WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

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DRUGS

Destructive

Release

Under

Guidance

Safely

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HOOKER

Heuristically

Operated

Orbital

Kill

Endangering

Rockblock

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