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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

tony

"not true, it's the same as it is now"

No, the difference is that now if I were to buy your car taxed up till end of oct then I'd have to sort out tax from 1st nov and you would factor that into the selling price.

Now I have to buy the tax from 1st Oct and you'd have a piece of virtual paper costing £x but worth zero for the partial month of October. So for quite a lot of transactions they'll be two people paying for the same month for the same vehicle...

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Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION

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Back Catalogue

To me the catalogue is films you may watch if you happened to flick past them but not something I'd actively choose to watch.

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Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'

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Re: Apple is a startup

You can almost taste the pent up rage in that comment.

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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Re: on the bright side

"Microsoft has warehouses full of the albatrosses to give away to VIPs."

That's assuming the staff in corporate gifts work out what that ringing sound is..

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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So It's Generic Shooter 2014 8th Edition

From some of the hype I'd followed I was expecting a story to play rather than another '<Recent Film Character>18' & '<Garbl3d Rud3 w0rd>' running around shooting each other...

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

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Re: Why?

It's in the article...

"Both China and Russia are also developing these weapons"

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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Re: "Mega Corp" proves command and control can work!

"It's that POLITICIANS can't run anything,"

People think a politicians job is to run something, when actually it's to get elected and the way to do that now is find a group of people to blame.

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New Bluetooth tech lets you control 4 BILLION lightbulbs at once

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Samsung

No doubt samsung will add eye tracking bloatware to turn the lights off while you blink...

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Golf bloke to Richard Branson: Get on board the future bus, where there's 'NO WEATHER'

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Trollface

Social Media Mirror...

Perfect.

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Star Wars museum to land in Chicago

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Happy

Surely...

..painting a wall green and walking around holding a few ping-pong balls will suffice?

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Look inside ELON MUSK'S CAR! Tesla S wundervehicle has voom

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Re: Superchargers Free!

Don't you worry about the government missing out on tax, it's why politicians are talking about the move to time / distance based taxation.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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"I don't use Windows just Word...

..So I deleted windows to get some space and now it's not working"

"Erm..."

"I've got a project I need to hand it tomorrow"

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

tony

Also goes to show that all the talk, in the UK, at least about new trainsets is pointless.

Who wants to go from somewhere they're not to somewhere they don't want to go, when you can get auto driven exactly where you want to go.

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Stop Button!?

I don't want to have to be ready to press the stop button when I'm in a self driving car, that'll be even more tedious than driving in heavy traffic.

I want a self-driving car with a sofa bed & curtains.

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Australia iOS ransom gizmo-snatch OUTRAGE not our FAULT: Apple

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Re: Re. Icloud

"I Seem to recall..."

&

"The latest version..."

Along with being anonymous = concern trolling.

Thanks for trying though.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Terminal <whatever>

I've also thought prefixing something with terminal as not too optimistic for it's chances.

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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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WTF?

"Fair Share"

So if the laws written by politicians don't define "Fair Share" what does?

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$3.2bn Apple deal would make hip-hop mogul Dr Dre a BEEELLLIONAIRE

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Re: Overpriced, over-rated and over-valued...

"(which aren't great but are very profitable)"

Sounds like most fashionable purchases.

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap faces starvation diet

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Happy

Get yourself into ketosis, then you can eat around 600-800 calories a day and still feel great.

People around you not so much, especially if you breath out.

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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

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Happy

I'll be happy when you can get a 8inch phone.

Along with a 4inch tablet.

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Samsung brandishes quad-core Galaxy S5, hopes nobody wants high specs

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Re: Cue the selective amnesia

The samsung finger print scanner doesn't have to match apples, just being there is enough so that when people scan phone differences theres nothing not ticked in the s5's columns.

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Re: Mode 7 Starwing?

:)

(The post is required, and must contain letters.)

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Apple pushes back release date for 'dustbin chic' Mac Pro

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"Take your chances with Apple, be aware that it's a day not working and your time is charged out to your clients isn't it? No work=no pay."

Anybody whose earning relate to a single instance of easily duplicated hardware probably should think a little harder before going into business.

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Apple marks '1984' anniversary with iPhone-produced un-commercial

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Glow-Slabs?

Short version, hardware incompatibility.

With added feelings of inadequacy?

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Re: Wifi? No way

"Wifi is unlikely to be involved mate!"

I'm not sure what technology would need to be built in a car to stop it by electromagnetic pulse that isn't in all cars manufactured since the Trabant..ish. Which is what the EU legislation is waffling on about building into all cars sold in the European market.

"Control, In pursuit of Tango Oscar Six Niner Echo Romeo Lima send stop signal,over"

"Rodger, sending signal now, over"

"Bingo Bongo"

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Fault

I wonder who will be held to account the first time a family on a day trip to the seaside is stopped in front of ~70mph traffic by either a fault in the system or false plates on a fleeing car miles away?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Re: What this means

"And installing your Nest now will require a Google+ account."

tony just increased his home temperature by 2 degrees

like?

- Want Insulation cheapest insulation in your area -

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Sinclair’s 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old

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Re: Scrabble

That was the fun you could have WHSmiths.

That was before they became a purveyor of fine carpets.

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Twitter's shock block unlock deemed cockup, gets a lockup

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Happy

A better change would be to change the caption on the block button to "Win the Argument!".

Going from discussions which break down into one or more parties talking about using the "Win the Argument" button.

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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Re: Easy fix

"spend the $4.95/minute to make it"

I can already see the frowny faces of people holding their $2000+ phone bill their child ran up phoning their friend to gloat over spending $1000 on in app purchases to get the ultra deluxe Smurf apartment, recharges energy 5% faster.

Wont somebody think of the children!

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Speeding cops, fearsome drops and Death Star shops

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Re: TDS

Theres a strategy to follow in TDS?

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'Don't hate on me for my job!' Googlers caught up in SF rent protest ruckus

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What are the other options to making an area more / less desirable.

I don't think it's possible to address decay to keep an area's desirability constant.

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Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot

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Holmes

Re: Optional

I had it as an angry elephant.

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Twitter mobs attack wrong celebrity Ian Watkins after child abuse case

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E Online

The current image on E Onlines article about Watkins isn't helping...

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Hooters, shooters and looters: Eidos’s Tomb Raider

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Palace Midas

Still remember the trouble I had jumping between the 4 burning pillars with one offset...

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

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Black Helicopters

Shredder

So a machine intelligence is overly interested in paper shredders?

What do you call a scaled up paper shredder, big enough for people?

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

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A dev team I was in was shit canned the day after the celebratory 'thanks for the hard work delivering drinks'.

The writing was on the wall for months prior as they were outsourcing more and more, what was amusing was the outsourcing company began to revert to standard rates, along with recouping the loss leader, once the dev team was out of the way.

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Backup software for HDD and Cloud

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Re: FreeFileSync

> is over 150Gb, where on earth do I put that?

Without paying over the odds my solution was to burn a bluray with the a full backup, kept in the office. incrementals are then dropboxed until the free space is used then the process begins again.

The risk of losing home & office the same night is something I can live with.

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Adobe users' purloined passwords were PATHETIC

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Re: Hang on

Agree, having to create an account to download trials is what Slopsbox(RIP), along with a who cares pa55words, was invented for.

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Americans shift gaze to cheap(ish) iPhone 5c, rest of world slurps 5s bling

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Re: Is this one of Apple’s marketing errors.

I think you're looking at the 16gb 5s price,

I'm assuming a quick browse means the headline "from £x" price at the top of each phone's pages?

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

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It just works...

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Wanna run someone over in your next Ford? No dice, it won't let you

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Paris Hilton

Who to kill?

If two people jump out on both sides of the roads simultaneously (assuming no room to drive between) who does it squish?

If a person jumps out in front, and a moment later a second jumps out onto the other lane, will it divert back to the first squishee or stay locked on the second?

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

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Re: Payday loan companies......

"who are no better than backstreet loan sharks"

I'd much prefer to owe Wonga et al money than some backstreet loan sharks if that were my only two choices in desperate circumstances.

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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Re: EU Bananas Myth

Not 100% sure what you're getting at there.

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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Re: Devils Advocaat (with ice)

"Or they could prevent you from watching the film at all on the grounds that it would be making an unauthorised copy in your memory."

They could make you watch a watermark prior to watching the film, and once you've seen it they erase memories back to the watermark.

I saw a film about that once, but it's from an era Ben Affleck tries to forget.

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GTA V Online hits speed bumps: Short wait before you can rough up that hooker

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Re: Designed for online?

I'm wondering if R* can here the people complaining about GTA involving cars from on top of their big pile of money?

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NASA finds use for 3D printers: Launch them into SPAAACE

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ICR.

Can it print an Inanimate Carbon Rod?

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

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Re: 5c

I'm not saying anythings wrong with the 3g/s but it's a useful comparison.

If it helps maybe replace the sentence with:

"... far better than I expected for a plastic phone, it feels better than something that feels worse."

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5c

Saw a 5c over the weekend and was mildly impressed with the build quality, far better than I expected for a plastic phone, I had expected something like the 3g/s.

Not my cup of tea but when you see the amount of people who put chunky plastic "protectors" around their phone I can see where there is a market.

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