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* Posts by Francis Boyle

1090 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007

Facebook disses Effin Irishwoman

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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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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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iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

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"Dude, you're a barista"

Deserves to enter the language.

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Man nearly faints with relief as cops drop chopper charge

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I was expecting a Harley

But, hey, penis works too.

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Groupon offer burns cupcake baker’s profits

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Coupons and cupcakes

The two things wrong with the modern world.*

*Comment may not be entirely true. There's Facebook, Twitter and automatic checkouts among other things.

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UK nuclear: Walking into darkness with eyes screwed shut

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That's odd

For as long as I can remember the joke has been that fusion has been 30 years away for the last fifty years but just lately it seems the 30 has changed to 20. Does someone know something I don't?

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No chance now to save Phobos-Grunt Mars mission

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Nothing

that Michael Bay couldn't solve.

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Got a few minutes to help LOHAN suck?

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I don't think

Ada deserves that.

Oh, wait. . .

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Women love phone cams, for snapping pics of cute babies

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whoosh

There is no study of "how men are using technology today" - even the not very bright marketing types can see the pointlessness of that.

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Breaking news: Man lands on Moon!

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If it's frictionless

you're using too much lube.

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Boffins one step closer to Terminator vision

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Since the lenses

aren't actually floating that shouldn't be a problem provide the display is kept minimal. On the other hand the lack of microsaccades might be (depending on what they actually do).

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NASA nuclear Mars tank launch delayed by one day

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They won't be going anywhere near "the Russian Job"

Phobos-Grunt's just a distraction to keep the Martians occupied while Curiosity slips out the back way.

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Swearing fine quashed as teens have heard it all before

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Did you read the article? Unlike you the judge can tell the difference between swearing and abuse.

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Nikon 1 J1 interchangeable lens compact camera

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another lens mount.

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Woomera: Ghosts of Britain's space past

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In order

Six phallic symbols, a Canberra and a Meteor.

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Bagged salad contained decomposed AVIAN CORPSE

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I find that hard to believe.

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Happy 40th birthday, Intel 4004!

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everything was wood veneer - why should processors be any different.

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Beheaded man wasn't one of us, say anti-drug cartel bloggers

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I'm sure

a lot of them are Catholics but I don't think "kill them all, God will recognise his own" is quite appropriate for Mexican military or police.

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Meanwhile in Japan: Your new best pal is a vending machine

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Your Vending Machine

Now funner to be with!

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Dud Mars probe's explosion will spare Earth's cities

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because of this: http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/abandoned-soviet-shuttle/

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Bloke gets wedding tackle trapped in ring

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Re: Re: did they consider

The idea is to cause detumescence not heart failure.

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Deep-sea squid go from transparent to dark as fast as a Kindle

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Squid based e-book reader?

I'll wait for the mimic octopus version - it does colour and has a better refresh rate

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Now Russians can't even contact their busted Mars probe

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No,

In a prograde direction.

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Almost

The atmosphere is "slowing it down" (or rather exerting drag) which is causing it to move into a new, lower, but faster, orbit. So it's both "slowing down" and "speeding up". The thing is the English language isn't exactly adapted to describing orbital mechanics.

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Spanish firm brings 20MW solar ‘ranch’ online in Arizona

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Don't worry

they don't actually "ride" teenagers - just lasso 'em.

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they don't actually "ride" teenagers - just lassoo 'em.

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'Puzzling structures on surface' of YU55 spaceball

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Get It Right!

Every one know that the Nazis fled the Earth in anti-gravity powered flying saucers not rocketships.

Doesn't anyone car about factual reporting anymore!

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NASA deep-space ship gets 2014 unmanned test flight

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Because

otherwise you have to do orbital insertion which is an even more "massive waste of weight".

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New plastic telescope ammo machine gun is light as a rifle

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All the resources

of the US military at their disposal and they still use a string for test-firings, Mythbusters style.

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Can 24/7 porn rescue Google TV?

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Superman XXX

Having read "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" I think I'll pass on that thanks.

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The Great Smartphone OS Shoot-out

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And the iOS messaging app

is just tacky.

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Nude lady recreates Star Wars tauntaun scene in dead horse

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Er?

for <some> value of style.

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Blogger freaks after airport lackey fondles checked-in vibrator

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Yes, it's a generational thing

in the sense that we're several generations removed from the Victorian era and have realised that we can openly acknowledge that we are sexual beings and even (gasp) discuss our sexuality with others.

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China to take women to heaven and back

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<Sigh>

I miss Sarah.

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