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Credit card cutting flaw could have killed EVERY AD on Twitter

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Joke

Re: only 2800

Over 9000?

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: pushbike headlamps (flashing)

> Isn't it technically illegal for the flashing lights...

No.

https://www.gov.uk/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82

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At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit. It MUST also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85). White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted but it is recommended that cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.

Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow

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Confused

"For comparison, the Snapdragon 801-powered Galaxy S5 scores just over 3,000. Only the GPU lets the side down a bit, it’s just not up with the latest Adreno components in terms of outright performance, though this isn’t a failing you’ll ever notice in use."

I don't understand what you are saying here. The benchmark figures quoted above this seem to suggest the Tab S is faster at 3D (9326 compared with 8812) and only 23 point slower at 2D (1601 compared with 1624). Seems that the RAM is quite a bit slower though.

If it's as fast as my SGS5 in real use, I'll be very happy.

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NASA Mars rover FINALLY equals 1973 Soviet benchmark

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Joke

And now they're called Snickers.

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

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Is Slutshole ok?

http://www.faversham.org/community/villages/hernhill.aspx

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

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Angel

brain bleach

Here you go:

asus_eeepc_beach_babe.jpg

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Five arrested over money-grubbing fake UK.gov shocker

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Joke

Re: Meanwhile ICANN stupidity

Ah, but they need those TLDs to generate more IP addresses.

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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Yes, IANAL but the FAA rules appear to be guidlines and not actual laws.

Although it changes as soon as you start charging money for it, and exacltly the same model becomes an aircraft.

Also it would appear they want to ban FPV goggles.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/faa-issues-notice-clarifying-legal-model-aircraft-use

Interestingly, even though the drone was in class B airspace, the airport didn't detect it, are they too small for radar?

Also, I would just like to add that this was a foolish thing to do near an airport and it's people like this with DJI Phantoms (search Phantom Flyaway) that will get the hobby banned for the rest of us.

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Facebook: Yes, we made you SAD on PURPOSE... for your own good

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Coat

Re: we have always been rats in a cage

Despite all your rage?

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NASA's Curiosity rover brought Earth BUG to Mars

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Joke

140 million miles (average)

That's some pretty remote RCE you got there!

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Google Glass? Feh. Behold Dyson's 2001 pocket 'puter techno specs with own 'Siri'

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Casio F-91W

Sounds like a pretty neat idea!

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Apple wheels out sueball cannon, again

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Re: Apple's S3 copy is about to launch...

with an S3 like big screen, S3 like '2 apps on screen at once' and S3 like NFC

FTFY

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Who wants a ROBO-BUTLER? Google and pals do – and they've just put $2m towards it

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Terminator

http://youtu.be/iflwZTNcb4E?t=2m17s

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Think wearables are the next tech boom? Cisco's numbers beg to differ

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Happy

Galaxy Gear

I've always liked the idea of wearable computers, and we're almost at the point where technology can provide a solution.

I got a Galaxy Gear on ebay, it's very nice and does what I want it to do. Though, I'm glad I didn't pay the RRP for a new one.

I think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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Yet ANOTHER Brit MOBE tower BORG: Three and EE ink network-sharing deal

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FAIL

Hopefully this will help my coverage.

I get patchy EE coverage in my part of Kent, mostly in the high streets of my local towns. Luckily it works at Home and Work, although, my local mast has a habit of going offline when there is severe weather.

Also, there is no 4G coverage where I live or work, yet EE still call me up to try and sell me a 4G CONtract.

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

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Headmaster

Re: @ Dom Jefe

"some popular sci-if mutants"

They sound pretty scary!

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Ia

"It is a 'reddened' Ia - meaning it occurs in a known dusty environment"

For those, including myself, who were wondering what an 'Ia' is:

From Wikipedia;I think it's number 3?

Science:

Inflammatory arthritis

Ia (genus), of vespertilionid bats

Ia or I-a, a subtype of Type I supernova; see Type Ia supernova

Interactions of actors theory"

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UK.gov to Google: Kill impostor taxmen ADs hogging top spot in YOUR search results

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FAIL

Accountants

Better ban search listings / adverts for accountants as well, then.

Would someone care to explain the scam to me? Government websites have .gov.uk at the end, don't they?

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Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'

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Alien

Re: ... indefatigable ...

I came here just to say that, too:

"All night long the Martians were hammering and stirring, sleepless, indefatigable, at work upon the machines they were making ready, and ever and again a puff of greenish-white smoke whirled up to the starlit sky."

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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Thumb Up

Re: Prius can go up to 106 MPH, and depending on tires, faster.

Cool story, bro!

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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Joke

Wow, imagine what he'd be worth if Windows was a decent operating system!

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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But if it does, nobody is going to be shooting the drones down.

It does seem to happen though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3DmZAx0bdQ

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False widow spiders in guinea pig slaughter horror

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Re: its all over facebook as well

It doesn't help when sites like the daily star (linked in the article) show a picture of a normal garden spider.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/350662/False-widow-spiders-are-eating-dad-of-four-alive

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Tales from an expert witness: Lasers, guns and singing Santas

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FAIL

Re: Reverse gear synch

Indeed, I stopped reading at that point.

I don't know about Audis but I know both the Ford MT75 and MTX-75 gearboxes have synchromesh on reverse.

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LG’s G2: The phondleslab that wants you to TOUCH ITS BEHIND

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Re: "Now it's all possible"

Does sapphire stop the lens from getting mucky?

I find the first thing I do when go to take a pic with my phone is clean the camera lens. And there are plenty of photos about that show the results when you don't.

Maybe I'm holding it wrong. :-)

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Another zombie 'bogus app' bug shambles out of Android

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Stop

Yes, much like any operating system. Install something from a untrusted source and get malware.

Solution, don't install from untrusted sources.

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Whodathunkit? Media barons slit own throats in anti-freetard crackdowns

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Pirate

The Walking Dead was pirated...

"The Walking Dead was pirated half a million times in the first day of its release despite it being available on a free streaming service in 125 countries worldwide."

How can it be pirated if was available for free?

Shirley, the more people that viewed the free episode will go on to watch it regularly, and probably even pay for the privilege to do so.

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New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM

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Terminator

Re: The t1000,

Your foster parents are dead.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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WTF?

M&S

My local M&S Food:

'Please follow the instructions on the Chip & Pin device' it then displays a prompt for cash-back on the main screen, C&P just says 'please wait...'.

'Please take your CASH, CASH is dispensed below the scanner' No, the notes come out below the scanner, the coins come out (and onto the floor) above the bagging area.

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THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

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Paris Hilton

Re: Come on

According to Wikipedia:

"While it is mainly used in both foods and beverages as part of a substitute vanilla flavour, it is less commonly used as a part of a raspberry or strawberry flavoring. The annual industry consumption is very low, around 300 pounds, whereas vanillin is over 2.6 million pounds annually"

Still, 300 pounds is an awful lot of beavers.

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Here at last, our 3D beauty: Vulture 2 spaceplane flies in

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Trollface

Re: I don't recall

Would you prefer they use Turnigy or TowerPro, instead?

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Marissa Mayer causes controversy after KEEPING HER KIT ON

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IT Angle

Indeed, holding / using an iPad does not make you tech savvy.

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Netflix dares UK freetards: Watch new Breaking Bad NOW or torrent it?

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Re: I must be getting old

"The show so powerful, you binge watch it on Netflix. So all-consuming, you push it on your friends even if they don't watch TV. And so addicting, you can't shut up about it. It's basically like drugs."

http://youtu.be/oDqGAUvWKkU

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They don't recognise us as HUMAN: Disability groups want CAPTCHAs killed

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Terminator

Users have problems entering first name, last name and email address, and you want them to do that?

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

tomban
Headmaster

Re: Places like Maplins sell it in the UK.

Why would a Holiday Camp sell it?

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Moto X: It's listening to you. But can voice control finally take off?

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Joke

Apple have just 'invented' them with the iPad Mini 2 (rumour has it), lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...

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British boffin muzzled after cracking car codes

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FAIL

Re: Another reason NOT to buy a Volkswagen

This affects VW (VAG group; VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) and also Ford (Volvo), Fiat, Toyota and Honda etc...

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Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

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Joke

Re: ship's two GPS transmitters?

Must be a Stephen Fry GPS

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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FAIL

Internet [in-ter-net] (noun): a series of tubes

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Pwn all the Androids, part II: Flaw in Java, hidden Trojan

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Stop

Stay away from those third-party apps

As above.

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Human error blamed for toxic Russian rocket explosion

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Alien

Human error blamed...

We /know/ it was human error, duh, but what error did the humans do?

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Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'

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Mushroom

LiPo's rule...

...but incorrect handling can cause hilarity to ensue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9mcNvOGKtI

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Investors: Oh Samsung. You need to smash those records HARDER

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WTF?

97% of expected profits ain't bad, yet causes share price to drop 25%?

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Anti-PRISM Trojan explodes over Jay-Z fans

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Megaphone

The first rule of Android club is...

How many times, people, really!

If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Don't sideload apps from dodgy sources (which requires disabling security settings).

Check the permissions the app is requesting.

If you're too dumb to follow these simple rules, don't own a 'smart' phone, or a computer, or drive for that matter.

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Motorola teases with Moto X 'design your own' phone

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Go

My 'phone' will have dual 24 inch touchscreen 4k monitors, 16 gigs of RAM, 4tb storage, physical keyboard, mouse, 35x optical zoom camera, really big speakers and a week-long battery.

It shall be called the 'tomban'

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Spaniards deploy self-propelled ROBOT BALLS

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Meh

Re: 80s ThrowbackS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSK06OTMH4#t=8m04s

// icon looks like a Zeroid

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Jiggy Pennsylvania couple busted by 25 bike cops

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Childcatcher

What has been seen cannot be unseen...

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Cold, dead hands of Steve Jobs slip from iPhones: The Cult of Ive is upon us

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Trollface

Re: Next up...

> but if the features are useless or don't work properly and your eyes can't tell the difference in pixel density

Like Siri, Maps and 'Retina' display then?

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