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Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol

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Re: beats me up for an hour or so*

"*Remember the scene in Dirty Harry...."

Jacob's Ladder has some painful looking chiropractor action too.

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Re: Rumour Has it

He thought instead of a hard shoulder it was a Cold Shoulder and was just Chasing Pavements instead

@GreggS:

Trust Someone Like You to come up with that.

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Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab

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MICrONS

" Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS). "

I wish they'd give these forced acronyms a rest.

This one doesn't even work.

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New BOMB detect-o-tech 'could give sniffer dogs competition': TRUE

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Re: PETN not too stable. So if the shoe bomber met the underpants bomber .....

+1 merely for utilising that wonderful word, "nadgers".

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MARS NEEDS OCEANS to support life - and so do exoplanets

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Re: It's not dead - it's just pinin' for some fjords.

Sounds like a job for Slartibartfast.....

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When the robot rebellion comes, this Jibo droid will BORE you to death

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Hmmm... the specs aren't particularly inspiring.

I suppose it's cheaper than a Roomba.

Then again, at least a Roomba can be useful.

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

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Re: Fletcher Memorial Home

"ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Reagan and Haig

Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher and Paisley

Mr. Brezhnev and party,

the ghost of McCarthy,

the memories of Nixon

and now, adding colour, a group of anonymous, Latin

American, meat packing glitterati"

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Re: Can we?

Build a big wall to keep them out if they leave the UK?

Well, as long as your on the other side of it from me, I'll help you build it.

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Re: Eh?

Harrogate? We used to dream of going to Harrogate. That was where all the posh, sophisticated, cosmopolitan people lived. You were lucky!

"Lucky? We used get half an hour before we went to bet, share a small bag of gravel for breakfast before heading down t'pit for 25 hours a day..."

etc, etc, etc.

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Rockall pod-dweller Hancock beats solo occupation record

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My virtual cap...

... is well and truly doffed.

Sterling effort from the man.

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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Re: Voight-Kampff

"Let me tell you about my mother..." BLAM!

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: That's because

only the media wonks and Nathan Barleys of this world want to pay that much over the odds

I have used Logic for my hobby (recording music) for around 15 years. It only runs under OSX.

A few years ago my old Macbook was starting to feel the strain so I Hackintoshed a Dell PC and managed to get Logic running on it. I was quite pleased with myself as it took me weeks to get it working properly.

The set up worked reasonably well until about a month later when I stupidly accepted an automatic software update. This completely bolloxed the Mac side of the machine and after a few fruitless nights trying to get it back I spat the dummy, gave up and bought another Apple laptop.

Not only did Logic run much more smoothly on Apple kit but I realised that what little I have left of life is too short to be wasting by either (a) spending months poncing about with a lot of frustrating Hackintosh kiech, or (b) the several years I'd have to invest learning another bit of audio software as well as I know Logic.

So, I'll probably continue on my current path of renewing my Apple computer once every 3-4 years, financed in part by the healthy resale value of my existing kit - something I've never been able to say about any "generic X86 PC hardware" I've tried to sell.

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Cranial RAM cram plan aims to restore memory

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Re: micro-SD enabled barnet

"All ur brain r belong to us..."

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OS X Yosemite 4X more popular than Mavericks. Has Apple got a hit on its hands?

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Re: Yosurmite Sarm

If it's any consolation, I have the same problem; brain rhymes Yosemite with Vegemite, although, on the rare occasion that I have to vocalise it, the brain-mouth signal flow usually catches it and corrects me before the mangled pronunciation is aired.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

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Re: Love it

Sorry to the environmentalists who I know will hate it, but I think it's kinda cool.

I see what you did there.

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It's alive! Space hackers fire up zombie Sun probe's engines

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Re: And it still starts up first time

"... so he flipped her ower and he fu.....and fu....and funnily enough it landed on all four wheels, started up first time and they just drove away."

(with apologies to Michael from Alan Partridge)

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Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View

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Re: But, but, but...

Tony Blair lives in one of a row of homes with identical frontages in Connaught Square. Blurring his particular house just makes it more conspicuous.

That it does. I just looked up Connaught Square and the Blair house is now sore thumb material

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: sex

They were too embarrassed to phone me or anybody else they knew. In the end they took the computer to a shop about 50km away to eliminate the chance of meeting anybody they knew. This has happened abut 5 years ago but they were too ashamed to talk about it until now.

That is priceless.

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ANGRY ALIENS hit by BEBO SPAMGASM probably don't exist

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Re: Foolish earthlings

"DEAR SIR. WITH WARM HEART I OFFER MY FRIENDSHIP...."

Obligatory Somewhere on earth... pic.

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

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Re: It cpould be

Perhaps it's the witless lot that are more tolerant of swearing...

Really?

Not sure I'd go along with that.

Then again, I'm tolerant (and a frequent user) of what most other people call "swearing" so maybe I'm just one of the witless.

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

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Re: Nes, Nes, Nes!

"No. It's hosted by Dell. Yo-dell."

A-E who?

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Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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I had to upgrade the RAM on my mother, and...

Was this an attempted cure for her amnesia?

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Top 10 tech essentials for the festival season

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Re: That solargo backpack looks good.

Indeed it does.

So much so that in a fit of can't-really-afford-it-but-I'm-having-it-anyway-impulse-buy-madness, I just ordered one.

Might get here in time for Glastonbury, might not.

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Amazon's not-actually-3D Fire: Bezos' cash register in YOUR pocket

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Re: Wrist motions feature

How thoughtful for those with a penchant for adult sites.

And for the darts players among us.

"It's Jocky at the Oche - just look at that wrist action!"

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

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Re: BBC Radio 4 Extra

"And one of the worst ear-worms in TV music (another show I watched), 'Jamie and his Magic Torch'."

And once in Cuckoo Land, the jolly japes would begin.

"Come on Wordsworth!"

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

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... or next time you go to Glasgow you will be Battered...

... deep fried and served with chips, all wrapped up in yesterday's newspaper.

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Re. Half of Glasgow already lives on Mars.

That we do and usually coated with, "A batter with about the same energy density..."

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WORLD CUP SHOCK: England declared winner in 2-1 defeat to Italy

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"Spud-faced footie ace..."

Bravo!

I don't think I'll ever be able to look at his fizzog again without thinking this.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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Re: If you think he's on TV too much, easy: don't watch TV

Indeed and +1 for the Flashheart link.

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GAME ON: Top 10 tellies for a World Cup kicking

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Re: WTF is this "article"?

> attempt to find the 10 most expensive TV's around?

Whilst £699 isn't exactly loose change by any standards, for a net-connected, 50 inch goggle box it's not too bad at all. (IMNSHO)

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

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Re: TRAITORS@ I ain't Spartacus

@Ledswinger:

+1. Excellent post, although I'm not sure I'd go along with this bit:

... which was only hours away when British public opinion stopped Parliament from repeating the mistakes of Iraq all...

If only public opinion were that powerful, in which case there would probably never have been another attack on Iraq.

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

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Re: 10.8.5 will do me for now, still.

I'll be sticking with Snow Pussy for now, mostly because I have a stable system for my audio work

I'm stuck on Lion on my internal drive for the same reason (works with the 32 bit drivers for my Yamaha mixer) but have Mavericks on an external HD which I can boot into when I want to use Xcode.

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

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Re: "Come in here dear boy, have a cigar..."

"And by the way, which one's Pink?"

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

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Re: When I were a lad

> "We would have LOVED to have a hoop..."

"We used to get up half an hour before we went to bed..." etc.

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Authorities swoop on illicit Wolverhampton SPAM FARM

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Re: castration (you have to admit it'd be a good deterrent).

Providing the spammers aren't eunuchs.

(or ladies, for that matter)

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Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

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Re: Useful diagram contained herein:

From the attached article:

When taken literally, the phrase I could care less means “I care more than I might,” rather than “I don’t care at all.” But the beauty of sarcasm is that it can turn meanings on their head, thus allowing could care less to work as an equivalent for couldn’t care less. Because of its sarcasm, could care less is more informal than its negative counterpart

Sarcasm my arse.

Nothing more than a rather transparent and somewhat pathetic attempt to weasel out of admitting he doesn't understand the nonsense spewing from his own mouth.

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'Anons' cuffed by Australian Federal Police

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Penrith in New South Wales

I had no idea this city existed.

Finding out that it does has cheered me up for some strange reason.

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Boffins 3D-print biomimetic shark skin

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Re: Surprised they didn't get better results actually

> ".. today's particular lesson is: don't rub a shark up the wrong way."

Bravo, sir!

Have a virtual ale.

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Scots team builds SONIC SCREWDRIVER to repair damaged nerves

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Cumming tartan?

Haste thee to a gynaecologist!

Aherm.

(Mine's the one with the sonic prophylactics in the pocket.)

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more

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Sad news.

Reminds me of the old Amiga game, Dark Seed

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Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

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Limited bit rate?

"MP3 is a lossy compression scheme and at limited bit rates – such as the 320kbit/sec of Beats Music – does its best to preserve the dominant sounds by neglecting ambience and reverberation.

Limited? Isn't 320 about as good as it gets for mp3?

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LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

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"... entered an endless reboot loop, which is a non-optimal state for a piece of critical equipment."

You don't say?

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Vinyl-fetish hipsters might just have a point

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I quite like this idea. Not a huge fan of Jack White but I might be tempted to get this.

Sure, it's gimmicky but in a rather groovey (aherm) kind of way.

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Carphone Warehouse, Dixons embroiled in £3.7bn merger rumour

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Re: How About

PC Phone Dix?

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Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'

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Bit of a Gerald Ratner moment?

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Creating your GOLDEN statue of NICOLAS CAGE FINALLY possible

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Re: cheesiest, least credible (or is that edible), cheesy actors

He wasn't bad in Raising Arizona.

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Fix capitalism with floating cities on Venus says Charles Stross

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Re: Because the alternative, progressive taxation, is just too hard.

People will never accept having to give away half or more of what they personally earn

Except that they did accept giving away more than half.

90%, as it happens.

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Voters pick luminous tech spacesuit as NASA's off-world fashion statement

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Re: I sure do hope that thing is...

... coated with some type of coating

You can probably relax on that count.

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DreamWorks CEO: Movie downloaders should pay by screen size

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Re: no-one in their right mind is going to watch a full-feature film on a fucking two inch screen

I've seen them do it on the train.

I've done it myself, albeit on one occasion about four or five years ago.

Found myself stuck on a train which had performed the old British Rail chestnut of stopping between two stations for no apparent reason. All I had to entertain me were vistas of driech, Scottish weather, a set of headphones and a Sony-Ericsson, two inch screened 'phone loaded with only a couple of mp3s, a solitaire game and a few movie files (which I had been transferring between computers using my 'phone's SD card).

I eventually started watching Valkyrie and, despite featuring Tom Cruise, I have to confess that it made the delay a lot less boring.

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NASA's Curiosity rover set to give Mars its THIRD HARD DRILLING

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Re: Martian wurzels?

In their brand new Curiosity harvester.....

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