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If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

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Re: How about weapons designed for 3D printing?

A one-use barrel might be safe enough - though I guess if it was, Gilette would be in the weapons business

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How about weapons designed for 3D printing?

Perhaps a new take on the old pepperbox style revolvers, where the cylinder/barrel is easily replaceable

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Broadcom reveals $20 'Pi in the sky' IoT development widget

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Re: Broadcom

To be fair, they are also targeting people willing to spend real money

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Weekend reads: Colorless Tsukuru, Kool Korea and strange encounters with IKEA wardrobes

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Great reviews - thanks!

Listening to Lazar Berman as I type.

Spotted the Puertolas book yesterday in Waterstones and added it to my To Read list (the Murakami was already on the list, obviously). So many good books to read - life is not all crap!

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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And run what?

OS/2?

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Oh woe

Market share, market share. What shall we do?

Apple will just have to make do with taking all the profits

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Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum

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Doomed!

Apple is doomed if it doesn't follow the advice of the analysts! Phablet, massive iPad, TV set ... now! Cmon Apple - you're almost on the ropes after not releasing a netbook!

Or, perhaps the analysts are full of crap ...

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Euro banks will rip out EVERYTHING and buy proper backend systems ... LOL, fooled ya

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It's not hard to start a bank now

Licenses are much more easily acquitted, and banking engines are, if not exactly commoditised, no longer proprietary secret sauce. The most expensive things you need are Fraud, Regulatory, Compliance and Risk teams - a potential outsourcing market opportunity for someone!

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Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

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Re: As I always say

Pasta with a choice of topos

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As I always say

Build a better mousetrap and the world will use it as a cheese grater

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HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

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Dull sounding patents?

What's the correlation between how dull a patent sounds (to the uninitiated) and how far-reaching it's real impact? That might be a good subject for a patent ...

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

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Re: Why?

Governments won't be happy until we're all fitted with a kill chip at birth

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Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?

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Thank you

I think that's all I need to say here

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Re: Sir

You don't see many cyclists riding along while updating their Facebook page and yelling at the kids in the back

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Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'

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Re: Already done.

Yes, but the new show will actually acknowledge ripping off Dick (if you'll pardon the expression)

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Precrime immiment!

Someone is planning yet another assault on the late Philip K Dick. Take them down - now!

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Claim: Microsoft Alt-F4'd Chilean government open-source install bid

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Re: Re:fanboys. We should strangle them all and improve the species.

Oooh, get you Queen Loana

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Go on, inhale our G-Cloud via 'Digital Marketplace' – UK.gov

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Slightly better than Cloudstore

It has a working search engine. However, they need to stop suppliers clicking every single category for their products, not matter how unrelated. In other words, it will need some curation

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Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

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The sad thing for Microsoft is ...

It's not as though there's any exclusive tech involved. When they finally get it right, someone else will copy it, only cheaper.

Still, at least they'll manage to sell some copies of Windows 8 that way

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The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND

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Re:MS Paint?

Political correctness gone mad! That's Mrs Paint to you

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iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks

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Re: FFS

What's wrong with circular connectors? Old-style GPO phone plugs, anyone?

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Re: Just what the world needs

Yes, damn Apple and their USB plugs that fit into USB sockets. What's wrong with PS/2?

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Fear of competent people by senior management

That can't be right - my senior management love me ...

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Re: Was that sarcasm

Sorry, typo. Rather than 'reputable' I meant to write 'feckin' shitebags'

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Re: A touch unfair surely

Common knowledge among the commentry: the only people who know how to make the Civil Service work are the people who aren't currently in it.

Hence my new PFI contractor - Schrödinger Systems.

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Re: Clusterf**k

I think you'll find all the senior management are recruited from industry. Reputable suppliers like, say, Capita, Atos, KPMG, etc, etc

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UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco

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Quite right

And that means, when it's broken, it's working

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Keep schtum

"If only we can suppress the facts till after May 7 ... we'll all be non-execs at Raytheon by June"

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Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones

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Re: Shipped vs "in users hands"

Breen Whitman fabricates 103% of the world's fabricated stats - fact.

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Re: leaked?

Reporter reports on rumours and predictions while complaining about hype? Yep, irony bypass fully functional

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Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio

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Re: Just record a playthrough of COD...

Why not let hard core gamers rent out a small screen at a multiplex to play their favourite game on a really big screen and sound system to an audience of friends?

Hmm ..friends

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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Re: also meant to die...

IT version:

Why did the button commit suicide?

It was depressed.

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Re: What?!

Are you an anime character?

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Re: What?!

Fact: when you run over a chicken, the noise sounds like the word 'escalope'.

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Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer

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Re: Lucky that Atari hadn't patented their design then

Prior art. See US patent: Position Control System Employing Pulse Producing Means Indicative of Magnitude and Direction of Movement," R. A. Koster, Feb. 14, 1967

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Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media

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How odd

Back in the day, rozzers got in trouble for friending criminals not victims. Not to mention the antics of the underduvet shag-a-demonstrator squad

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This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives

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Flocking useful

Swarming, and other animal group behaviours will also have interesting applications here

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: paying someone to write software

Here's some obey. Write me an open source clone of Outlook please. Easy, innit?

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Useful definition

Bloated - software that contains features the commenter does not use, most often those that ease interaction with other humans

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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When he finally leaves

How long before somebody posts a speeded up video of the event with Yaketty Sax on the soundtrack

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Re: "Soon"

A Roman ballista, a circus cannon, or a series of trampolines ...

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Ad regulator pulls down Branson-backed magic undies

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I wore a pair

and my dictaphone stopped working

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

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In other news ...

Oasis deny being a Beatles-tribute band

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Dolby Atmos is coming home and it sounds amazing

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Re: This will be great for listening to classical music

So 50 mics & 50 recording channels just for the choristers, plus a few more for ambience. Alternatively, a single Ambisonic mic and four channels for recording

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This will be great for listening to classical music

Particularly those performances where the cellist is perched on a step-ladder and the violinist hangs upside down from a trapeze

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£100m DMI omnifail: BBC managers' emails trawled by employment tribunal

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Re: Public money

So true. In a word: banks

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No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

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Reminds me of something

Can't think what. I'm sure it will hit me soon - like lightning. Wonder if there is any prior art?

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Re: Standards proliferation

MacMini? Drivers? What sort of monitor still needs drivers? Every Mac/monitor I've used has just worked (in OSX)

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Gartner's Special Report: Should you believe the hype?

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The higher up in Gartner they are

The weirder they come across when presenting, especially when you see them on a giant screen. The top bods never blink and they inject

long

pauses at random points

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their presentations, usually illustrated with the gesture commonly used by anglers to indicate the size of fish they didn't catch

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Yosemite Siri? Apple might plonk chatty assistant on your desktop - report

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Re: Or like original Star Trek?

Fantasy doesn't constitute prior art - hence my daydreams of killing irritating commentards by the power of thought will never make me rich

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