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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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The Reg's guide to cursing in Mongolian

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Members of Ireland's premier diving club will be disappointed to find out they are banned.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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Re: Better than Android then?

"I have yet to meet anybody who can type faster on their fancy custom Android keyboard than I can on my iPhone, and a fair number of people have tried"

I have yet to see anybody who can type faster on any touch screen phone that I can on my old Sony Ericsson P1i's physical keyboard. Unfortunately the phone manufacturers don't make anything with a keyboard like that any more.

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RSA booked TV's Stephen Colbert to give the final speech. This is what happened next

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Re: Obama vs Bush

In the words of The Who:

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss

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Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs

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Re: Solid day of use?

Glasses are much smaller than an Android phone... One thing I don't know is if the battery is contained within the Glass unit or if you need to carry a separate battery pack?

If the battery is contained within glass I see no reason to assume it will last all day without charging, especially if you are using bluetooth.

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Worlds that could support LIFE found among 715 new planets

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Fermi Paradox

Although I want N to be a Non Zero number you do have to wonder "Where is everybody?"

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Prez Obama cyber-guru: Think your data is safe in an EU cloud? The NSA will raid your servers

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Re: Them's fightin' words

"a US accent is no longer certain to produce a positive reaction - most try to hide it now."

You mean it did produce a positive reaction before? Wow!

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Pirate Bay becomes 'Research Bay' for three days

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Re: Eh

You wouldn't shoot a policeman. And then steal his helmet....

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

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Re: But, but..

"I'm half-convinced that Titanfall is what'll sell the XBone"

Except it is for sale on the 360 so hasn't sold me on getting a XB One

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Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

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Re: "Apple has to be the first smartphone manufacturer anyone considers."

Well I've never needed any service because my device works correctly, I've never had to search forums for an intermittent error code because I've never had an issue like that and I wouldn't describe my phone as tacky plastic.

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"Apple has to be the first smartphone manufacturer anyone considers."

Apple is always the last manufacturer of anything I would consider.

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BOFH: He... made... you... HE made YOU a DOMAIN ADMIN?

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Seal being broken

The seal being broken and the 7 trumpets is a reference to the bible, specifically from the Book of Revelation Chapter 8.

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Re: "He used my access to make you a domain admin?!"

He should always lock it, if only to prevent the PFY changing his wallpaper to something Pornographic.

Rookie mistake from the BOFH.

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Vertical take-off and laughing: Space Harrier

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3DS

I've been eyeing up the new 3D version available on the Nintendo eStore for a few weeks trying to decide if it is worth buying...

Has anybody played this version yet and is it worth it?

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HELL is other people ... Thousands play SAME Pokemon game on TV. Mayhem ensues

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Re: Catch em all

And a Time machine to go back in time to get Mew from an event.

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Re: It's not surprising it failed

Android and iOS games are not an answer to Nintendo's problem...

Imagine a Pokemon game released for one of the phone OS's. You would either need to spend hours searching for Pokeballs or spend your hard cash to buy some.

Alternatively they would sell it at the normal retail price and everybody would moan that it was too expensive for a phone game.

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Tinfoil hats proven useless by eleven-year mobe radiation study

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Tin Foil Hats

Tin Foil Hats aren't for protecting yourself from mobile phone radiation, they are for stopping the Government spying on you with Mind Rays.

Do they still work for the original purpose?

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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I am the only person working in IT who doesn't do tech support for their friends?

I always tell them I make websites for a living... if they want help with their website I will see what I can do but I can't help them with their rubbish laptop.

Luckily none of them have ever taken me up on the offer of helping with a website!

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Gamers in a flap as Vietnamese dev pulls Flappy Bird

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I won't miss flappy birds

I uninstalled it... stupid game.

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

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Re: Why?

My 2001 VW Golf has a similar gallon of Oil life...

I should really get somebody to look into that!

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El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!

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I thought these articles were supposed to have 1 image per page so you maximize the advert views?

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Japanese quantum boffins 'may have the key to TELEPORTATION'

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Re: Sod Teleportation

Why use the Joke Alert icon?

I really want a hoverboard... some of the self tying shoes and the self drying coat would be good too.

They had better be quick inventing these things, they only have 1 year left.

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

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Re: I wanted to go.

If you want to see Colossus go to the Computing Museum... its probably more interesting than the rest of Bletchley Park for a Reg reader and costs £5 to get in rather than £15. Or if you just want to see Colossus and not the rest of the Museum it only costs £2.

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Is Google building SKYNET? Ad kingpin buys AI firm DeepMind

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Re: ROTM

I used to love the ROTM articles... It was always one of the first categories I checked when visiting the site.

I suppose in defence of its removal there are only so many "I, for one, welcome" comments you could read.

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Facebook will LOSE 80% of its users by 2017 – epidemiological study

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You would be surprised how many non-tech literate people go to facebook by double clicking the big blue "e" then typing facebook into the search box that opens on their homepage.

They do this because the first person who showed them the internet showed them this way and they never learnt any better.

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Brit boffin tests LETTUCE as wire for future computers

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Re: Werner McGoole

Its a shame I can only upvote you once... here have a beer!

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ESA rejoices as comet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes from 3-year nap

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Its been in space for 10 years so was paid for pre-austerity.

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Boffins find ALIEN WORLD orbiting the Sun's LONG LOST TWIN

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Re: Call me Mr Sceptical

Hello Mr Sceptical.

It would be great to travel to these far off solar systems but I think we should sort out human travel around our own solar system first before we start trying to get to other ones.

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Even 'Your computer has a virus' cold-call gits are migrating off XP

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They seem to have stopped calling me

I used to enjoy the sport of seeing how long can I keep them on the phone by not mentioning my laptop is running Linux.

30 minutes is my record.

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Woman whipped gun from vagina in SPACE ALIEN spat, reports Officer Zook

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Re: Fanny Like a Hippo's Yawn

Like waving a sausage in a cave?

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

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I don't understand why you would want to pay a monthly fee for this when you have been able to plug in your Generic MP3 player via a simple cable or connect it via bluetooth with any decent car radio for a while now.

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Curiosity gets an OS upgrade, plans new round of selfies

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Lego Curiosity

Well I know what I am spending my Christmas Money on now!

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Asteroid-hunting beauty AWAKENS, takes cheeky snaps of neighbours

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Re: Capture and relocate?

Why have they got a table booked at Millyway's?

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Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum

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Re: I am down the Saaarf...

Good Luck with that...

"The museum is open from the first Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October. "

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Poker ace's vanishing hotel laptop WAS infected by card-shark – F-Secure

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Re: @ JustaKOS - laptop shell into which a smartphone can be plugged

Motorola make one that plugs into some of their Android phones...

I know because I use one with my Raspberry Pi

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Martians yet to retaliate after Curiosity's 100,000th laser strike

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Re: "Keep blasting, brave Curiosity! We're all right behind you!"

There is no escape from Curiosity... it can point its laser in any direction it wants.

We should just be grateful it is trapped on another planet in case it tries to turn on us.

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Apple dodges data privacy sueball: Fanbois didn't RTFM*, says judge

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Re: Wait, Koh again?

When did she work for Apple?

Her career path since graduating from Harvard in 1993 has been working for various Government agencies/deparments in the 90's followed by working for 2 different Law firms between 2000 and 2008, since then she has been a Judge.

She has also ruled against Apple in some cases she has judged: http://allthingsd.com/20120419/federal-judge-forces-apple-google-others-to-face-antitrust-suit/

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DVLA declares J14 HAD on BU14 SHT and SL14 AGS

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Re: Escaped Plates

Somebody near me used to have B16NOB but I haven't seen it recently.

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Re: History PEN 1S

Steve Parrish still had it back in August this year... he also owns 6OCK.

www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/racing/motogp/20131/august/you-ask-steve-parrish-answers/

"You have to ask questions about the character of someone who wants that on their car."

He claims it was to stop his wife driving his cars.

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VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER

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Re: Ban children!

Think of the awesome video games we could have if it wasn't for people thinking of the children.

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Gold meddler: Doctor Who is 50 years old TODAY

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I thought everybody knew the second shooter from the Grassy Knoll was President Kennedy thanks to Lister running out of Curry?

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Berners-Lee: 'Growing tide of surveillance' is destroying the internet

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You forgot the cat videos, they are very important too.

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LOOK UP! Comet ISON could EXPLODE in our skies – astronomers

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Re: I predict

"Heavy clouds and a lack of visibility in the British Isles"

We call this Winter

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El avión Buitre 2 rinde homenaje a nuestros amigos españoles

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Re: And for those of us...

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theregister.co.uk%2F2013%2F11%2F14%2Fbuitre_2_bandera%2F

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Microsoft fears XP could cause Indian BANKOCALYPSE

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Re: Mass starvation and widespread looting.

The self service tills are running on XP... I saw one displaying the default XP screen saver at the weekend.

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'Burning platform' Elop: I'd SLASH and BURN stuff at Microsoft, TOO

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Re: I wonder how much Nintendo would pay for Xbox

The Japanese mentality wouldn't let Nintendo buy Xbox because that would be admitting their product was not suitable and they made a mistake.

To be honest I think the Wii U is going to have better sales figures this Christmas than people expect. A lot of parents are going to look at the PS4 and Xbox One see the prices and buy their kid a Wii U.

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Planet hopper: The Earthly destinations of Doctor Who

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Its all down to perspective... I was going to complain about Leicestershire being included in the South!

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RED planet, INDIAN mission: Space probe prepares for voyage to Mars orbit

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Re: What a load of British whingers.

I don't know why I am defending our record in space because it is pitiful but we contribute more to the ESA every year than India spent on this Mars Rocket.

For more recent successes we also released a paper aircraft in space in 2009 and crashed Beagle 2 into Mars with the assistance of the ESA in 2003

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