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Crouching tiger, snoozing dragon: Smugglers can't shift unwanted iPhone 6s

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Re: Makes a change....

I thought the national lottery was a tax on optimism?

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MOM: CHEAP Mars ship got it right first time. Nice one, India

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Re: Confusingly phrased

They mean most space agencies have an unsuccessful Mars mission before they have a successful one. Only 51% of all missions aiming for Mars have made it.

I would like to point out that the first Mars Probe sent by the ESA (Mars Express) did make it and is still in orbit, although i technically they aren't a nation so their statement is correct.

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US team claims PARIS paper plane launch crown

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Re: Not playing fair

True, it's not fair.

Do you think we need to give the Americans some kind of advantage?

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: Crap Battery

Its a nice idea, but I always struggle refilling lighters so I can see me giving myself frostbite trying to refill the Hydrogen

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Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

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£7499 for the Suzuki chair... but that does include delivery.

http://www.mementoexclusives.com/crescent-suzuki-world-superbike-office-chair.html

The Health and Safety lady at work was saying I needed a new office chair... now I just need to persuade my boss that my back is the same shape as a Suzuki engine and I'm on to a winner!

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Best Reason to Vote NO

Piers Morgan has said he will go back to America if Scotland Vote No...

I don't get to vote but he persuaded me.

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Europe prepares to INVADE comet: Rosetta landing site chosen

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Philae will make a seven hour descent before slowing to "walking speed"

The entire journey from Rosetta to the surface will be at walking speed... Philae has no engine of its own.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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Re: RE:Loot system

Thanks for the replies, sounds like I will be picking it up on pay day!

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As a Borderlands fan I have some questions about the loot system

Have they fixed some of the bad parts of the Borderlands Loot system?

Specifically when a bad guy drops a gun in an online game does everybody get their own copy of the gun or is it a race to see who picks it up first? Shared loot is why I rarely played borderlands online. Some git would join your game wait for you to kill the boss then high tail it with the loot.

Also for the vs multiplayer if somebody has a much better gun than you and you manage to kill them can you pick up their gun? If you can pick it up do you get to keep it after the match?

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Starship Troopers beat Aliens, Robots AND Chuck Norris to WIN in a FIGHT

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Re: betting on

I would vote for them except they were out smarted by a near dead trader and his galactic playboy pilot.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Re: No love for a Master of Orion 2 special?

Coincidentally I found my MOO2 CD Rom the other day and have been playing it via Dosbox all week!

Awesome game.

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5.5in iPhone 6, iWatch hypegasm: What will Apple reveal - BE the rumour

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Re: meh...

I like him, but I also preferred Eccleston to Tennant.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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Re: kinda cool...

So what you are saying is if a meteorite falls and nobody see it, then it still makes a sound?

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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Thats either a giant Lego man or its not a pint.

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PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

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Gear VR

Looks good to me, I was planning to pick up a Note 4 when my contract expires anyway so the Gear VR is a nice bonus as I was also tempted by an Oculus Rift!

One of the games that comes with it is made by Jeff Minter so I'm doubley pleased.

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Fifteen countries KO'd in malware one-two punch

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Why assume they are located in GMT + 4

You don't need to be in a timezone for your computer to report being in that timezone.

If I was doing the spying I would purposefully set my timezone to be that of somebody I don't like so that if the target finds out my time zone they would assume it was them and not me.

Its just as likely to be one of the 5 Eyes as it is Russia.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: meanwhile in the real world

I wish we got Nescafe Gold... Our company only buys normal Nescafe for us.

I buy my own instant coffee from Waitrose, currently drinking some Percol which is surprisingly good for instant coffee.

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Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

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Re: Bad luck...

To be fair to the dinosaurs any evidence of their space program would have weathered away by now.

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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

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Re: EE - more committed?

None of the networks want a committed customer... its all about getting new customers so you can show off you have got x number of new subscribers this year.

They never seem to mentions how many customers have left their network.

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Hamas hacks Israeli TV sat channel to broadcast pics of Gaza wounded

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Re: There are multiple plausible ways to do this

I think we would have noticed a space launch from Gaza

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

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On the other hand looking out into space with a good enough telescope could find God.

Or the remains of God after a collision with a space probe...

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

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They have been referring to themselves as Space Plumbers which gets a thumbs up from me...

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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There is a village in Warwickshire called Wiley with a similar problem.

The village sign has been replaced with a massive rock with Willey carved into it, I don't think anybody has tried to steal that yet.

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In space no one can hear you scream, but Voyager 1 can hear A ROAR

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Re: Are we there yet?

I don't think they will make it out of the solar system.when it is going to take the Voyagers another 1300 years to reach the Oort cloud and 30000 years until they have crossed it.

I think somebody/something from Earth will catch up to them in a thousand years or so and bring them home to get the last Buddy Holly record in existence.

I'm sure their kids will love it.

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I/O NOOOOO!!! We sat through Google's bum numbing 3-hour keynote so you didn't have to

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Automatically unlock a phone in a known environment

Do the people who work for Google not keep their phone in their pocket?

Having it automatically unlock when it connects to Wifi seems like a recipe for more pocket dialing.

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One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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Re: selfie

Curiosity has taken loads of selfies...

The headline on the Time magazine website for this story is "NASA’s Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie to Mark First Year on Mars"

http://time.com/2913065/mars-curiosity-rover-selfie/

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Mobe battery flat? These ELECTRIC PANTS will pump things up

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Re: Didn't the IT Crowd already cover these?

Well thats the rest of my day ruined watching Matt Berry clips on YouTube.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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Re: YO

Yo

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: I clicked on the link to the report...

If you want the single user license it is the bargain price of £1750!

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Elon Musk: Just watch me – I'll put HUMAN BOOTS on Mars by 2026

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Be careful with comments like that or next time you go to Glasgow you will be Battered.

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Entirely new trojan quietly wheeled into black hat forums

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Re: Ah, Windoze only malware ...

Going for the Downvote record? You will have to try harder than that.

Check the top post in this comment section for a good example on getting the downvotes.

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Fantastic fantasy four-way fling – and family-friendly fun

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Re: I really did love Skyrim...

The Elder Scrolls should be a single player game.

I'm glad Skyrim didn't have multiplayer and am a little disappointed that Bethesda decided to release an Elder Scrolls game with a monthly fee. I hope it doesn't fail and prevent us getting a proper Elder Scrolls 6.

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Happy Birthday Tetris: It's flipping 30

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Tetris Watch

I had one of the Tetris Watches... My Mum had an East German pen pal and had purchased it as a Christmas Gift for their children.

My Dad pointed out sending them something with "From Russia with Love" printed on the packaging in December 89 probably wouldn't go down so well and I ended up with it!

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Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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I'm going to stop using Netscape Navigator... that will show him!

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: hung/hanged

I would rather be well hung than well hanged.

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Google to plonk tentacles on 'unwired' world with $1bn launch of 180-satellite fleet

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LEO

The article states: "Like Iridium, the Google network will use Low Earth Orbit satellites – as distinct from the Inmarsat network which uses geostationary satellites."

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SPB's mountaintop HQ menaced by WOLVES

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Re: Wolves may be preferable to the hunt...

Its probably far too late to prosecute now but you have a claim under Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Eliz2/1-2/28

For the purposes of this Act worrying livestock means—

(a)attacking livestock, or

(b)chasing livestock in such a way as may reasonably be expected to cause injury or suffering to the livestock or, in the case of females, abortion, or loss of or diminution in their produce.

(c)being at large (that is to say not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field or enclosure in which there are sheep

There is a clause that c doesn't apply to packs of hounds but sections a and b still apply to them.

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: Things I would like to see

Having experienced the roads in India that is another place I would like to see the Google cars trying to drive.

Do they have a microphone to listen for the honking of horns from other cars?

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ProDesk colour 3D printer's secret: It gives hot models great head

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I'm trying to think of a way we could order one for the office... Unfortunately I can't find an excuse for why the Web department would need one!

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MH370 'pings' dismissed as false positives

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Re: Easier than doing real journalism

Haven't all the news media got bored of MH370 and forgotten about it? This is the first article I have seen for ages.

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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Re: you don't routinely service an alternator.

You don't routinely service an alternator... you just hit it with a hammer if it stops working.

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Re: So what happens...

Everybody gets a day off work.

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Tesla's TOP SECRET gigafactories: Lithium to power world's vehicles? Let's do the sums

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Platinum

Isn't Musk planning to mine an Asteroid for its Platinum?

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Did NASA probe detect a KILLER GAMMA-RAY burst in Andromeda?

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NASA have changed their mind

http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/16336.gcn3

Apparently it wasn't a GRB

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Authorities swoop on illicit Wolverhampton SPAM FARM

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Re: Can we apply this to printed bollocks as well as electronic bollocks?

At least its available in your area... There is no Virgin Media Cable installed in my town, the nearest is approx 2 or 3 miles away but I still get the flyers.

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Philips lobs patent sueball at Nintendo in US: Seeks to BAN Wii U

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Watch Sales rocket in the short term

Telling somebody they can't have something is a surefire way to ensure they want it.

Nintendo might even sell 10 Wii U consoles this week.

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Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete

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Re: England quite often get to the final or the semi final on their own

No they don't...

In the World Cup and European Championships they have got to the final once and to the Semi Finals 4 times in total (including the time they reached the final).

We generally cock it up well before the semi finals.

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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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Re: "Cortana is powered by Bing,"

You are selling Holly short... his IQ was 6000.

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Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

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Re: grand theft auto -Lambeth?

GTA London 1969 is the best game in the series... A modern remake would get my vote.

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