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* Posts by &rew

6 posts • joined 17 Aug 2012

Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap

&rew
Devil

I think everyone should have these:

If you were a true audiophile (and who isn't these days), you might consider upgrading the cabling for your "streaming device" using cables from Chord (www.chord.co.uk). A single 1 m ethernet cable will set you back a measly £1600.

Yup. £1600. 1 m.

Snake oil anyone?

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Qatar whips covers off giant footballing vagina

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If you build it...

...they will - you know. Come.

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Brit boffins GANG-RESEARCH tiny LEDs for 1Gbps network

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Reg Article Title...

...And Sub-Heading Of The Year? I vote YES.

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Apple granted patent for ebook page-turning

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Re: it looks very similar to....

I seem to remember something very similar in the Lotus '97 suite of programs we had on our old IBM - specifically the diary, which also made the sound of turning the page as well.

I concur with all - this is hogwash of the lowest order.

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Apple now most valuable company OF ALL TIME

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British Rail?

I seem to remember somewhere that the British Rail network was the largest, most valuable company at one point. I wonder where the NHS would fit in?

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Watch out, PC disk drive floggers: Cloud will rust up those spinners

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Meh

I agree - with the other commenters

I like to know where my personal stuff is. Money is not personal (especially when most of what I have isn't really mine), so I am quite happy for someone else to look after it for me. Even so, I wouldn't say no to the odd bar of gold under the floorboards...

My family pictures, personal correspondance (I store all my email locally so I can peruse it offline), financial spreadsheets and so forth, I want to know where those bits are, and know that I have control over them. It is my responsibility to look after them (backups, RAID arrays and such). I am much happier knowing that MY STUFF is in MY HOUSE and not flung far and wide in some unknown warehouse that could get flooded, go up in flames and lose everything.

Whole-heartedly agree with the general feeling of comments so far. It will be a long time indeed before my modem will compete with even my slowest spinning lump of metal, and a long time after that before it can beat an SSD.

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