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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

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the British firm is working on a robot hoover

About time we had something to help us clean up these bloody robots.

Can hardly move for the buggers.

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Tim Cook: I'm NOT worried about CRAP iPad sales. It's just a 'speedbump'

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performance hike?

There really is little point upgrading from, say, an iPad 3 to an Air, because apart from a fairly hefty performance hike, they pretty much do all the same things.

Except, perhaps, if your reason for upgrading is that you want a fairly hefty performance hike?

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Re: Sock gnomes

explain other strange phenomena like odd socks being eaten by the washing machine.

1. Steal socks

2. ?

3. Profit!

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Finally, a practical use for 3D printing: Helping surgeons rehearse

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Re: Ooo Matron icon

I'd vote for that.

Something like this would probably suffice.

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

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Re: titles are misleading

if I used Sino, it would have fouled up my trigonometry pun.

Bravo, I say. More power to your punnery (especially "tan Windows" - raised a Scottish vernacular smile) and have a virtual ale.

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Euro space boffins narrow down lander sites on comet doing 135,000km/h toward Sun

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Outstanding bit of boffinry

And may their lander land

In the manner they planned

Best of luck chaps.

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What a pain in the mass! Euro craft Rosetta to poke its probe in 10-BILLION-tonne comet

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Re: Billion is always 1,000 million.

But is Always always Always?

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Déjà vu: Virgin Media jacks up broadband prices

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Virgin Media is the only provider to supply broadband without a phone line

Except when: "Sorry, your home isn't in a Virgin Media area"

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Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

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Re: why is anything in such an investigation "classified"?

Indeed, this only fuels paranoia and conspiracy theories.

The omni-shambles of the Lockerbie investigation being a case in point where public trust in the authorities concerned was completely abused and subsequently lost.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: Atheism is a bona fide religion...

In the same way that bald is a bona fide hair-style.

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

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Weeeekeeeend....

the weekend will commence around British Friday lunchtime

Sounds about right.

Glad that's settled.

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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Re: Liveleak

Just waiting for Liveleak to publish the video.

Waiting?

From the article:

However, the footage is still available for viewing on LiveLeak, where it has been viewed more than 5,000 times.

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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Tour?

London gigs, which will be the singer's first live tour in 35 years.

Except that playing the same venue every single night doesn't really qualify as a tour.

(Am I just bitter that she isn't travelling nearer to me? Perhaps a smidgen.)

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Gigantic toothless 'DRAGONS' dominated Earth's early skies

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Re: No teeth = excellent flyer

Remember the small hands of T. rex? What use were they for?

This?

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

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"... meant the mouse was cheaper to produce, which appealed to many of the (fairly well off) people Jobs."

Sorry, what?

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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All well and good...

... but not always the best idea.

Glastonbury festival, two months ago. My significant other lost her 'phone.

She chooses not to have PIN or password protection, which in this case turned out to be a good thing. Otherwise the kindly sort who found it would not have been able to send me a text message detailing which bar it had been handed into and she would probably have never seen it again.

Despite this, I still have a PIN on mine. Make of that what you will.

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TRIANGULAR orbits will help Rosetta to get up close with Comet 67P

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Re: bars

"They're also less well known than the Mars ones."

But can they be deep fried?

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Don't think you're SAFE from Windows zombies just 'cos you have an iPhone - research

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iTunes is pretty much malware under Windows anyway.

It may well be lovely under OSX ...

It isn't; far from it.

I tend to use OSX more than any other OS but I rarely use iTunes. Horribly bloated piece of kiech-ware.

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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Re: slightly different approach needed?

"... you can learn it in an hour, afternoon or whatever. Hands up those who think you can."

Obligatory learn to programme in 21 days

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Re: "Apologies for the Ps.. "

That's OK; I like Ps.

(and I like Cheese but I love Squeezy Cheesey Ps.)

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: Of course we don't want a referendum about Scotland.

But you do want to be able " ... to vote about separating from Scotland."

At least that's what you said in your previous post and I'm not sure I follow you if you want one and not the other.

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... the English should be able... to vote about separating from Scotland

The reason the referendum is happening is because a majority of voters in Scotland voted for a party who had an independence referendum as one of their major manifesto points. As far as I'm aware, that hasn't happened in England.

So perhaps you should either find a party willing to pledge such a referendum (shouldn't be *that* difficult given "more English want them to leave than want them to stay," should it?) and elect them or start one yourself

Or you could just carry on whining.

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CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

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Re: First post where i said it WILL happen and it did...

Except that's not quite true.

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Israel snooped on John Kerry's phone calls during Middle East peace talks

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Goose-Kettle, Pot-Gander, etc...

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no commenting?

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Re: so we have a new bug

No comments on today's NSA article. Related perhaps?

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Fiendishly complex password app extension ships for iOS 8

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Re: keys to my castle(s)

AgileBits are a Canadian company...

I'd rather trust them instead of ANY American company !

Perhaps.

For now.

Don't forget, a certain Mr. Harper is in charge there.

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Bloodthirsty Apple fanbois TEAR OPEN new Macbook, bare its guts to world+dog

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Rich as folk

For a wee joke The Register tried to build the most expensive Macbook we could, adding a 1TB hard drive, 2.8GHz i7 chip and a DVD drive, which have been unreasonably banished from modern day Macbooks. Its cost was £2,614.00, proving that the juiciest fruit is only available to the richest of folk.

That game's more fun with a Mac Pro - hits over ten grand.

(Which is actually a relative bargain; used to go up to £16k+)

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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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Apple OS X Yosemite 4 TIMES more popular than Mavericks

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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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