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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

OrsonX
Flame

Will it come with a thumb extender?

Otherwise how will I reach from here, to here, just so.

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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at 68

OrsonX

The Queen and I

Is that the one where the Queen goes to live in a council house, but, in the end..... it was all a dream!

Each to their own.

However, I did enjoy reading Adrian Mole a very long time ago.

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Apple eyes virtual reality goggle game with patent filing

OrsonX
Facepalm

What?!

Wait a moment.

Are you telling me that if I'd done nothing more than write a vague description of what I saw Maggie Philbin wearing in Tomorrow World in 1989 then I could have patented it?

Bonkers.

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Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

OrsonX
Coat

darn, if they'd re-branded Snake as Jack

and called it 24:Infiltration

I'd have not only bought the game, but also the console to play it on!

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

OrsonX
Thumb Up

model a neurone in one supercomputer

model another neurone in another supercomputer

connect together...

add another 300 supercomputers and you have a nematode

keep going

see what happens

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MEEELLIONS of unloved iPhone 5Cs gather dust in warehouses – report

OrsonX
Coffee/keyboard

What will happen to the 5s?

I wonder if Apple will adopt the same strategy with the 5s as with the 5 when the iPhone 6 comes out, i.e., stick it in the coloured plastic?

I really hope not!

The original 5 was on my list of future phones (i.e., in the same way as you can buy the 4 cheaply now), but not any more. Now I'd like the 5s, but not if it goes plastic non-fantastic.

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Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission

OrsonX

Re: They have a point...

Like Stephen King said, the ultimate game show will be one where the losing contestant dies.

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OrsonX
Mushroom

However...

Mars One suicide bomb mission is a-okay.

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Facebook pays $19bn for WhatsApp. Yep. $45 for YOUR phone book

OrsonX
WTF?

$19 billion!!!!

How long does it take to re-coup THAT kind of money?!!

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

OrsonX
Paris Hilton

Interestingly....

....magnets do NO WORK when they are stuck to your fridge door, they'll hold your take-away menu in-place forever!

(apparently)

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OrsonX

USPO

GRANTED!

next.

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We nearly MISSED OUT on iOS7 redesign: But someone snatched Jony Ive from the jaws of quit

OrsonX

I am reminded of The Mary White House Experience

"..and to think Darling, if we hadn't gone to the cock fight we would never have met"

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Apple's iTunes 'n' App Store rakes in half the mazuma of Google's ENTIRE core business

OrsonX
Big Brother

People hate being tracked

and data mined.

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BOFH: Attractive person is attractive. Um, why are your eyes bulging?

OrsonX
Paris Hilton

PFY

?

and since I must add letters, BOFH?

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Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree

OrsonX
Megaphone

Re: Trolls or Near Brain Dead Wanaby Thugs?

This case (& other similar ones) is quite interesting, in the sense that there are different confounding factors at play, such as:

1. Never feed the trolls

Quite a few down-voters for my earlier post saying this, but I think this sentiment IS true, and yes, I do partially blame the victim(s). It always seems to me that (Twitter) victims of such abuse have never ever participated in an online (male) forum of any kind, and then sign-up to Twitter. They then post to say that they have such and such a view on subject X and are then completely surprised by the deluge of abusive puerile replies! What did they expect?! [I suppose they expected a meaningful and informed debate around their idea...., that is, they were far too naive].

2. Why continue using Twitter

If I went to a pub and was verbally abused and threatened would I, a) keep going back to that pub, or b) not go back. Hmmm? Tricky.

3. Twitter (Facebook) Moderation

Should the provider be accountable for published comments? Lots of sites have moderation leading to users being banned, why doesn't Twitter (&FB)?

4. Free Speech (in the Social medium)

When is free speech not free speech? I really don't know (apart from inciting racial hatred). Things appear to be even more confusing in the world of social media (e.g., decapitation videos on FB = good, breastfeeding babies = bad).

So, I think this case is really bizarre. Basically: Naive victims vs., nasty trolls.

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OrsonX
Trollface

Rule No. 1

Never feed the trolls.

But they [the victims] did.

And the trolls did gorge and grow fat & very ugly.

"stop, stop abusing me!!"

"nom, nom, nom..."

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A BBC-by-subscription 'would be richer', MPs told

OrsonX
Facepalm

"the finest broadcaster on the planet"

I wouldn't pay and begrudge being forced to pay now.

The worst channel is BBC News 24.

Reporter: I'm standing IN the IMPACT crater, let's ask this woman how she feels having lost her house, her home and her 5 children?

How the fuckin fuck do you fuckin think she is feeling?!!!

Then (after the sport, ne. football) I can look forward to the weather FORECAST, where I can hear what the weather has been like TODAY, FFS!

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HOT AIR-FILLED Apple fanbois SHUNNED iPad 2 at Xmas

OrsonX
Flame

"how long can Apple justify the price of the iPad"

Woz*: "crap, we're making soooo much money, and people just won't stop buying our products...., but I feel so guilty, how can we justify selling our tech for such high prices..., sob, the money, sob...., just sooo much money, sob..., and they keep buying them..., why don't they stop?!"

*yes, I know. But I couldn't say Steve.

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FCC net neutrality blueprint TRASHED by US appeals court

OrsonX
Big Brother

Verison will control the horizontal

NSA will control the vertical

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Cyanogen grabs $23m, will ship mod-installed N1 smartmobe on Xmas Eve

OrsonX
Coat

Awesome ROM can't wait to flash, doin it now in fact...

I don't care that the phone now runs at 300'C and that the HD camera no longer works, or the radio come to that, it's just a blinding fast ROM, blinding...., OK, there is some stutter on screen transitions but the lock-screen, waaaaay faster than stock Touchwiz, like, no lag whatsoever.

Another nice job*

*make sure you have installed kernel hjgUYRybhghf and not hjgUYRybhght, otherwise you will brick your phone, but otherwise another nice job.

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US military's RAY-GUN truck BLASTS DRONES, mortars OUT OF THE SKY

OrsonX
Pint

Re: Ask The Physicist

interesting replies, cheers!

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OrsonX
Boffin

Ask The Physicist

I recently "asked the physicist" (a very interesting website) what the best colour of laser was to shoot stuff down with.

The answer:

"What really matters is the intensity of the beam (energy carried by the beam), not its colour."

But is this the whole answer? What about infra-red radiation? Does this not transfer more heat to an object?

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

OrsonX

Version 2

Wouldn't it be more efficient to attach the gear system directly to a dynamo and then harvest the electricity quickly using a capacitor? i.e., effectively wind-up but driven by weight? In this way you could spend 10 minutes lifting the weight a few times but then have electricity for a few hours.

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

OrsonX

iPaq

oh yes!

I thought Apple had invented the iThing, good point!

Did Apple pay off HP?

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Dry, cold and volatile: How to survive Mars, and your fellow crew

OrsonX
Coat

Crispy Chilli Beef

So are you saying that I couldn't have CCB & spring rolls on my way to Mars?

Screw the radiation, there's the deal breaker.

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Sony's new PlayStation 4: Early faults ENRAGE some buyers

OrsonX
WTF?

Re: CAD has it covered

I've found the icon you needed =====>

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Publishers reject Google's revised offer to fix search biz in Europe

OrsonX
Holmes

"preferential treatments to its own services"

Next it will be Tesco's for giving preferential shelf space TO THEIR OWN FRIKKIN' BEANS

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BIG, CURVY Apple models: Just right for SLAP AND TICKLE

OrsonX
Unhappy

Just make it foldable already

and stop pissing about.

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Falkland Islands almost BLITZED from space by plunging European ion-rocket craft

OrsonX
Facepalm

"sad-yet-newsworthy reports"

LOL

BBC News 24 Reporter: "Hello victim of space debris, how do you feel having watched your house and entire family being oblitafried?"

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FLIGHTMARE! Inflight cell calling debuts, dealing heavy blow to quality of life

OrsonX
Megaphone

At least on a train...

....you can change seats.

On my 1h commute I sometimes used to move up to 3 times to get away from the fucktards.

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Apple ships cures for Mail, iBooks, MacBook Pro maladies

OrsonX
Coffee/keyboard

Mavericks

MBP 13" 2009, liking it MUCH better than Mountain Goat.

My issue, when running the battery lasts ages. Brill! But when I close the lid and come back to it the battery only has <30min left. Not so much hibernating as midnight feasting.

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SR-71 Blackbird follow-up: A new TERRIFYING Mach 6 spy-drone bomber

OrsonX
Boffin

"too fast for missile"

Military laser tech seems to be developing quickly, this plane might be redundant before it gets off the ground.

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What the CUFF? Nokia shows how a smartwatch really OUGHT to work

OrsonX
Unhappy

Re: "yet"

ouch.

Stupid me.

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OrsonX

Re: tension sheet

If Apple can patent "a thing that might do a thing made out of a future like thing" then I'm pretty sure you can patent your neuronal timepiece.

Sound a bit like a neural-lace/terminal combo mind, but I suspect Iain didn't patent it yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

OrsonX
FAIL

Three Note 3 Fails

1. "outie" camera (just why?!)

2. FM radio AWOL

3. Note no longer has note widget that allows you to TAKE FUKIN' NOTES!

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Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C

OrsonX
Happy

Re: Mote car analogies please

the old R is right next to Mr.T, an easy slip.

Today I myself had a similar "episode", I was going for "buffer" and got "bugger"

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Ex-Valve engineers raise begging bowl for 3D holographic-like goggles

OrsonX
Terminator

Re: "next gen"

This time round the new consoles have left me yawning, same old same old, just more polygons. I had thought I was going to skip this generation....., but what's reawakened my interest in killing people, driving, killing people whilst driving, is the possibility of doing it in virtuality! The O.Rift looks really cool, and this augmented reality take on it looks equally so. We might finally get that sci-fi HUD vision going (the one google glass seems like it's failing to deliver).

I think the killer app would be a real world AG game..., get fit and kill people at the same time, what could be more fun?!

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Computer Chess: Geek, gaming and retro-tech movie of the year

OrsonX
Happy

Prawn takes horsey

Holly could have taken them all!

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB

OrsonX
Holmes

"tighter than a duck’s bum in a downpour"

The implicit tightness is already implied, what with ducks liking swimming.....

...anyway, I love my Note, but can only just hold it comfortably to make calls. The idea of going any bigger I think will meet with usability difficulties.

The phone does look really nice. What would be REALLY great is if it folded in the middle! (2014 maybe? and then all the idiots with Dom Jolly phones [me] will look like, er, idiots!).

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

OrsonX

lasers, landmines, frag rounds etc.

My earlier comment was a bit vague. I guess I was trying to highlight the lunacy that it's okay to kill people with one type of weapon, but not another. Either way you are dead, so what's the difference?!

Somebody down-voted me for my Syria comment. The point I was trying to make is, why is it okay to exterminate the population by shelling but not with sarin gas? That is, the UN/USA only got interested when Sarin gas was used (yes, I know it is "banned", and therefore he must have his hand slapped...., but we didn't slap his hand for the ongoing genocide).

Even more "amusing" is the fact that Saddam had no WMDs and the USA thought he had stockpiles, whereas the West thought Bashar didn't have any, and was in fact sitting on.... a massive stockpile!

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OrsonX
Mushroom

@obnoxiousgit

"Fragmenting ammunition is illegal for use in war under international law."

Apparently so are:

cluster bombs

poison gas

biological weapons

blinding lasers

anti personnel mines (this one I understand as they maim after hostilities have finished)

total war

rape/torture/murder

etc.

It's okay to slaughter thousands of people in (e.g., Syria), but use sarin gas to do it then you've crossed a red line. WTF?

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OrsonX
Pirate

iPhone is not the new cigarette case then....

It's okay, I'm not dead, I had my iPhone in my top pocket! It stopped the...

oh wait...,

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Highways Agency tracks Brits' every move by their mobes: THE TRUTH

OrsonX

Re: I wish the US D.O.T. was this smart!

that'll be those dead straight roads with the 55Mph speed limit...., I could barely keep awake.

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Hands on, er, heads on: We take a gander at Sony's gaming goggles

OrsonX
Go

Oculus Rift

Since seeing Maggie Philbin wearing a VR headset in Tomorrow's World I have been waiting.....

The PS4/Xbone have barley got my attention this time round, but then I saw the OR on Click and realised that Tomorrow's World's tomorrow had finally arrived!

In fact, what REALLY got my attention wasn't the OR headset but the inverted dustbin-lid for "walking" in whilst wearing the OR. I think the dustbin-lid will be the game-changer (no joking).*

I would love to play BF4 using the OR-dustbin-lid set-up, I might actually manage to stay alive for more than 20 seconds (especially if the teens have to use the same set-up).

*NASA are already using it for walking around Mars! Cool!!

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400 million Chinese people can't speak Chinese: Official

OrsonX
FAIL

i can cook

as shown on CBeebies.

There is no hope!

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

OrsonX

Re: Does anyone else think the iPhone isn't that pretty any more?

exactly!

why not make the whole front face of the phone a screen?

keep it the same size, even keep the physical home button.

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OrsonX

"No forward-facing stereo speakers"

useful on a telly, no doubt.

useful if you are a youf sitting at the back of a bus watching whatever on YouTube.

Of no other use.

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OrsonX
FAIL

"very careful to preserve/maintain the user experience"

@SuccessCase

Well iOS4 killed my iPhone3G

and Mountain Lion killed my MBP

so no, you are talking rubbish.

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OrsonX
Happy

"space gray"

– the new black

LOL!

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The facts on Trident 'cuts': What the Lib Dems want is disarmament

OrsonX

Re: Forget Cold War defence models - our model should be Israel

but wouldn't the Americans step up if Israel got nuked?

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