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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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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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RABID

Red

Alert!

Bring

It

Down!

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Behind the candelabra: Power cut sends Britain’s boxes back to the '70s

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Re: Did you check the system clocks on the computers etc?

If the motherboard battery goes out I'd be surprised if it would boot up without having to fumble with the BIOS settings.

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UK gov dials 999 over Serco prison escort fraud claims

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Re: They'll Get Away With It

Geo Amey or Group4 - at least until they get caught too.

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Oh noes! New 'CRISIS DISASTER' at Fukushima! Oh wait, it's nothing. Again

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FAIL

"vast amounts of toxic waste that must be handled"

meh

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FAIL

@Drew 11

You mean this type of insurance?

Please do your homework before posting complete bollocks.

Or better yet, don't post where you haven't a clue.

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Re: RE: Did any of you lot actually read the article

Almost right.

There 's nothing I would describe as human in Cornwall.

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Re: "Slightly raise their risk of developing cancer."

More obligatory xkcd

Slight increase

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Cool cars, cat-crushing chronometers, cashmere ... is this your IT boss?

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Trollface

Re: Off the shelf suits?

But prison orange really does not suit you.

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Android approaches 80% smartphone share as Apple's iPhone grows old

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Devil

Re: Instead

Not quite - from a devs viewpoint - "Which one are you going to write for?" 80% of the market or something smaller?

Nothing against apple, I have an aging ipod touch that's still in use, but I far prefer my Samsung 'droid.

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Super-SVELTE BLUSH-PINK planet goes too far with star

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Boffin

At last, real scientific method!

"Its discovery implies that we need to seriously consider alternative formation theories, or perhaps to reassess some of the basic assumptions in the core-accretion theory."

Climate scientists take note, this is how you do science!

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Banknote campaigner's Twitter rape threats ordeal: Bloke, 21, cuffed

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Re: Get rid of images of people

Turing? ok but I would prefer Eddington first. Another with alternative lifestyle choices.

I believe the rules are similar to stamps - nobody who is alive except for Her Maj.

Though I would say that Maggie is not a good choice for a maybe another 50 years - by the same token bLiar and Broon should never be depicted.

Famous women? Nightingale and Fry have been done....

Ada Lovelace.

EOM

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Confidential Microsoft brief: 'We're TOAST if we fight Google on price'

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Guess they'll have to compete on security or quality....

...oh dear....

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US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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Paris Hilton

Re: Anna Chapman

If I had to give her a mark..

hmm...

well I'd give her one.

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Tickle my balls, stroke my button and blow the fluff from my crack

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Happy

It's hard to find a decent 5 button mouse that isn't right hand specific (or costs a fortune from Razer).

For years I used a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 5 button jobbie till the cable started to short out through wear, and I was most dischuffed to find they had been discontinued a while ago.

At 12 years of use that mouse was the longest serving piece of kit I've had, it's now been replaced with a £1.99 shenzen special from ebay- the only requirements were non-right handed shape and 5 buttons.

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Hitch climate tax to the ACTUAL CLIMATE, says top economist

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Mushroom

The usual suspects appear to be on holiday

Anyone else notice that most of El Reg's resident watermelons have not had anything to say on this?

Well I hope you all feel better when the apoplectic rage at the thought that green taxes might actually have to follow "real" climate change rather than the usual chicken little demands of the terminally stupid, I mean fanatically green.

That is if they haven't all had cardiac episodes on reading the article....

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Fitbit Flex wristband: What to wear out when wearing yourself out

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Re: Why?

I lost 1.5 stone ditching my gluten free prescription and replacing the carbs with meat and veg - lots of meat and lots of veg.

You pays your money and you takes your chances.

Only another 2 stone to go now.

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Modern-day Frankenstein invents CURE for BEHEADING

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"We can't currently repair damaged nerves in humans"

Seems like this may be a way to do it?

Really sharp knife, short length of nerve from a donor (or elsewhere in the body - like skin for a skin graft) and glue in (for want of a better description) a bypass round the damaged nerve.

IANAS(urgeon) but it seems like IF the body transplant can work, then a nerve repair SHOULD be a much simpler technique.

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Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers

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The Tyne and Wear Metro is getting smart cards

... and I am expecting a much greater screwups than this.

It is already 3 months overdue on roll out (from their own documentation received with my smart card), and I cannot get a straight answer out of them as to whether it will still be possible to buy the 4 weekly pass online, as I do now, or whether I will lose the 10% discount for online purchase.

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Top Norks bone up on Hitler

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Headmaster

I'd be more worried

If he was reading Machiavelli.

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Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant's squirm up greasy pole

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Re: I can't see it in the story...

Posting on facebork is not like venting to a few friends down the pub - unless you have locked down your profile tighter than the proverbial ducks arse. It's more like yelling your opinion from the national newspapers.

You dont bring your employer into disrepute in a public place if you want to keep your job!

It's not rocket science.

But as this is the public sector its a slapped wrist not a firing offence.

Assumptions:

They list their employer and or job.

Their boss is a "friend".

They have a couple of hundred "friends" they have never met.

There is personally identifiable information in their profile.

They still don't understand they did anything wrong.

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Badger bloodbath brouhaha brings 'bodge' bumpkin bank burgle bluster

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It is an offence to possess or control a dead badger

...any part of one, or anything derived from one.

Don't you just love statute law like this?

How the fuck do you control a dead badger?

So the dead badgers have to be destroyed, it would be far better if the carcasses were put to good use.

What does badger taste like? If it's fairly ropy why not use it in dogfood?

I for one would like a badger skin rug.

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How NSA spooks spaffed my DAD'S DATA ALL OVER THE WEB

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Special interest from the NSA for a while?

Could be useful for generating page hits, got advertising on your site?

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

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Just because it's a defense contractor

Does not mean it has anything at all to do with something covered by the OSA.

More likely to do with financial shennanigans like the one a few months ago where a scandinavian defense contractor* dropped a British defense contractor** in it over alleged* payments to foreign government officials.....

I believe the original story was covered here too.

* They also make rather nice cars I hear.

** guess who!

*** alleged for my safety, though since I havent used any names I don't think it would fall under libel anyway.

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Chewbacca held up by TSA stormtroopers for having light sabre

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Terminator

Should be fun when the Missus goes through the detector then, her "piercings" are 11 screws and 2 plates holding the shrapnel of a bad TPF together.

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Ex-CIA techie Edward Snowden: I am the NSA PRISM deepthroat

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Re: I really don't know how we can change it. It's rigged very heavily against us

We could vote UKIP ....

Then again something similar happened in 1930's Germany....

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Re: I grew up with the constant shadow of the IRA - but it never led to this, it was life as usual.

Nope, it was policy. The IRA wanted it to be a war UK gov did not want it as a war as it would lend legitamacy to the IRA.

So it was a policy of ignore the terrorists and starve them of the extra publicity.

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Big Brother

On your feet or on your knees?

This is further curtailment of freedoms in the name of alleged safety from terrorism.

I grew up with the constant shadow of the IRA - but it never led to this, it was life as usual.

I'd much rather die on my feet than live on my knees.

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Google's Schmidt calls climate-change deniers 'liars'

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FAIL

re Using NASA data I find a trend of 0.101 +- 0.121C/decade over the last 17 years

You do notice the margin for error is larger than the mean increase?

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Re: It's funny how people believe scientists when they're creating very complex machines

Scientists don't "create" complex machines, engineers build complex machines.

That's the difference between science and engineering.

Now the difference between scientists and climate scientists?

Real scientists observe data, make a hypothesis, test with actual data and, if it agrees with the hypothesis create a theory based on actual observations. This theory can be disproved and then further refined.

By past example (observable data!) climate "scientists" create a hypothesis to suit current funding fashions, test with real data, then fudge the data when it does not meet their preconceived conclusion (hockey stick, yamal etc.) and, then when their methods and data a questioned start a witch hunt or subvert the peer review process (HADCRU emails).

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