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1022 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007

Whale versus shark in KIWI DEATH MATCH!

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Trouble is

if the sharks had FRIKKIN' LASERS!!! the Orcas would respond with SMEGGIN' TACTICAL NUKES!!!11, they're that hardcore.

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Stephen Hawking seeks geek to maintain his unique wheelchair

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I applied for that one

All I got was killed in a cheap negative effect.

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Make room, internet, there's another 5 million domains to fit in

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Turn off the internet - that's crazy talk

The internet is just a black box with a flashing red light on the top. There is no off button.

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Facebook shoves your face into creepy 'sponsored stories' in 2012

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"I think well known brands tend to pay more for R&D"

Why?

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Parallel politics: Gerry Harvey, imports and taxes

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I'd question

the "affectionately" bit.

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Tas Uni helps align ice observations

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"The earth is not warming any more"

Famous last words.

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The world will be fine

I just wouldn't fancy being around in another fifty plus years. Just maybe this work will make life in the 2060s a little more endurable.

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Facebook's 'Darwinian' nature keeps users safe - Irish gov

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Put that simply

the idea is tautologous nonsense. But, of course, you've put it too simply. Put simply, but not too simply, the idea is something like: "the survival of organisms with inheritable traits that allow individuals to survive long enough to have sufficient offspring to ensure those traits survive. That may be beyond your ability to understand but it isn't nonsense.

Now, can we get back to talking about how crap Facebook is.

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Ofcom maps out what 'psychics' are allowed to do on TV

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Music

Where?

Okay, there's some damn fine religious music but from my brief exposure it's not to found on Song of Praise.

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IBM: 'Your PC will read your mind by 2016'

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2011's Best... compact cameras

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I got a grip

It's attached to my SLR. Obviously, I'm reading the wrong article.

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Duff Mars probe's flaming shards to rain down mid-January

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Translation fail?

Since 100km is pretty generally regarded as the edge of space I doubt the accuracy of the statement about the fuel burning up in "the dense atmosphere of the Earth at an altitude of approximately 100km".

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Doctor Who girl Amy Pond axed in 'heartbreaking' exit

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Oh God, you made me remember

the flying shark.

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Asus Zenbook UX31E

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A-ZOO-S is indeed the 'correct' pronunciation but the company itself tends to use A-SUS in promotional material produced for/by English speakers. (Or maybe their PR company just didn't get the memo.)

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Woz's key to success: Burn the tie, wear T-shirts to work

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I'm not a Bill Hicks wannabee

I'm a Douglas Adams wannabee.

And anyway I wouldn't have existed if not for Hitler but that doesn't stop me being 21236468th on the list of people who get to have a crack at killing him should time travel ever be invented..

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So?

If Einstein where around today he'd have a dozen sets of black t-shirt and jeans.

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Nearest supernova since 1986 blasts boffin off her chair

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Coat

Boffin chair blasting

Great fun for the boffin.

Less fun for the Trazabentigarnos whose stay this used to be.

Mine's the one with the collected works of Arthur C. Clarke in the pocket.

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Wikipedia simplifies article editing for world+dog

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+10

for adding some perspective (the first thing that seems to get lost when people talk about Wikipedia).

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Higgs boson hunters have god particle in their sights

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Yin and yang

It's to preserve the balance of the universe - God Particle, Devil typeface.

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Why there's real hope for webOS - if HP is committed

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This reply is a figment of your imagination

brought to you by a Pre running WebOS 2 . (Thanks to a 'community'.)

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Google execs eye NASA's Hangar One to park their air fleet

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The "museum or educational centre"

should contain a permanent display of a lead balloon.

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2011's Best... Games

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JOTY

Joke of the year.

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Infographic: The road to desktop virtualisation

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With infographics

slick is the problem. Try good insted

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PC sales forecast slashed on back of disk drive crisis

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You're forgetting

supply and demand. If the supply's there and demand is low prices go down thus pushing up demand. That's not happening here.

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Next Dr Who game to leave Xboxers in the cold

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The Eternity Quest

for a decent Doctor Who game.

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Red Cross: 600m videogamers may be war criminals

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Why not?

ISTR in America's Army or whatever it was called if you broke the rules you ended up in a virtual Leavenworth.

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Eyes on stalks: ancient predator a real monster

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Wasn't god

permanently on acid. It would explain pretty much everything.

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Facebook disses Effin Irishwoman

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Or maybe

Far North Queensland.

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I've clicked on the blue button

Can't have this sort of filth here. (Lucky for you, I'm blue-green colourblind.)

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Navy pays 2x purchase price to keep warship docked for 5 years

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What does BAE know about

about oak and hemp?

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Quantum computing comes closer as diamonds get spooky

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Don't be so hard on him

I think he just had a bad experience with Deepak Chopra.

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Tablets to outship regular notebooks by 2016

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Your digestive system is safe

Any who claims to be able to make five year quantitative predictions is a charlatan.

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Potential ALIEN LIFE habitats FOUND ON MOONS

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Well, I for one welcome

a good "ON (THE) MOON(s)" headline.

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Microsoft's uphill battle to push Win8 tabs into punters' paws

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capacitive styluses

are a joke. Capacitive touchscreens are inherently inaccurate and no stylus can change that.

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James Bond savages the Kardashians

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These ones

are less ambitious - they've only taken over one planet. Time to join the Marquis.

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Hollywood siren invented key phone tech TRUE

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Yes, pretty well known

I think it was mentioned on QI and/or Mythbusters.

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The TARDIS through the ages

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Psychic

paper?

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Siri gets Android rival as Cluzee goes live

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And people think

Facebook is creepy.

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Toshiba readies zero Watt standby mode telly

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If you're going that route

wouldn't an integrated power/data networkbe a better idea? I suspect, though, that line loss would eat up any savings on the power side.

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"Fancy capacitors"

You mean two sheets of metal with some plastic between? Even electrolytics aren't exactly complex.

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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

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50% of the object you can see right now

are tardises.

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AFAIK

Chris Foss as mentioned above. Great artist though his genius paradoxically wasn't really in the spaceship design

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One of the best

(if not the best ) designs by Brian Johnson who was also responsible for the Nostromo and the Millennium Falcon. (I think those may have been mentioned.)

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Keep the utopians out of my fridge

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"into an Arduino again"

You say that kike it's a bad thing.

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Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

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OM-4 Ti - Pah

The OM-1, now that was a real camera.

Where's the luddite icon?

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Scientists probe Earth's core, make mystifying discovery

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Douglas Adams was always right

even when he was wrong!

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The trick

is to learn something about the subject before you start.

It works in other areas too.

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Groupon BUSTED for bulging breasts bargain boob

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BAAPS

Who the hell's writing the universe these days?

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Erotica 2011 stands firm against rise of the sex machines

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Hey

The guy was wearing a white coat so it's all legit.

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