* Posts by tempemeaty

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Microsoft: 'To fill 6,000 jobs, we'll pay $10K per visa'

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Re: Microsoft needs better working conditions

Any workers in America need to look out of "Stack ranking" of employees. It's the new method of controlling employment. It all goes back to the United Nations work globally and what is callled Agenda 21. Companies on-board with it have begun the use of workplace "Stack ranking."

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McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob

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Mushroom

McAbusive much?

Seems to me we have a McAbuse of employees going on here. This sounds like sick and abusive behavior on the employers part. I will NEVER support any organization with that kind of behavior and attitude. No McBusiness from me...

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Microsofties to get Windows 8 Surface tabs

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WTF?

What's with the sudden hurry? Who's clock is running out.?

"...Microsoft is accelerating the rate at which it upgrades its employees' PCs as part of the en masse move to Windows 8..."

So is it some kind of emergency? Something gonna happen soon we need to know about? Ballmer's acting like there's an eminent deadline to get everyone on W8 or something. Weird...

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One more try: Metro apps are now 'Windows Store' apps

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True. With no dependency on MS software the German Metro Group would have the power of self determination. There's a lesson to be learned here...

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Re: Ikea catalog[ue]

HAHAHAHA!

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GNOME hacker: Culture isn't holding desktop Linux back

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...the forest through the trees

When I ran windblows I could always put the same program/disk back in the next machine and install the same software again even though it's a later version of windblows. This customer/home users like.

On Linux I have to find all new recompiles of every fscking program every time because the compiles for the last version of that Linux wont install and run on the next. Customer/home users hate that.

So until programs will install and run across multiple versions of a chosen flavor of Linux without a recompile for each I'm not expecting things to change.

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Windows Phone 8: Microsoft quite literally can't lose

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Re: *sigh*

Sounds like you value your security, privacy and files. That matters. So how do we convince the rest of the lemming filled world that corporations treating them as their property and violating the things we value is not good? I don't know. I know this though, you rock and stick to your principles.

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IDC: Trying to flog PCs? It's not going to happen

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Balance...not a shrinking computing echo system makes....

It's just my opinion but fondle slabs are just one component of the larger computational echo system. PC's, notebooks, tablets and smaller hand-held computing devices all have a place in it. None of these can replace the other completely, each has a purpose that the other devices can't service quite as well. We are just witnessing each finding it's place in this balance. The only thing that would ruin this balance is MS's decision to exterminate the PC from the echo system by poisoning PC's with Windows 8. Of course this loss from the overall balance does not make for a sunny outlook in the box counter's futures.

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Lone config file in Mac OS X SIGNALS DEATH OF THE DVD

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Re: The hipster's of tech, never mind your data backups...

And hard drives never fail?

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The hipster's of tech, never mind your data backups...

Do they think Hard Drives and USB sticks are now reliable enough to replace optical storage?

I've known people to lose hard drives then while transferring to the replacement lose the back up drive too before the transfer was complete. I've also had friends say if not for the CD/DVD back ups on some things they'd have lost everything. Yeah, even in 2012.

If Apple is looking to discontinue optical drives on their products, it seems to me they're a bit cavalier about their customer's personal data storage and backup. Either that or they're trying to hard to be the techno-hipster about how their technology looks at the expense of your data storage.

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Microsoft: It was never 'Metro,' it was always 'Modern UI'

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Re: Oh, I know.

In the same line of thought...there is also "etaoin shrdlu"

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Microsoft: It's not Metro, it's Windows 8

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Ok, Windows 8 now?

After how they went on and on about "Metro", I just can't stop laughing. This is hilarious.

I invite them to call it Blockdows 8...much better that way. Then again if that doesn't project the fresh modern image marketing desires they could call it "Oceania".

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Curiosity needs OS upgrade before getting down to science

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Joke

What!?

Upgrade now? Why? Somebody forget while it was on earth?

Must have been to successful. Remember, if it isn't broke, fix it until it is! lol.

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Scribe's mobe, MacBook pwned after hacker 'fast-talked Apple support'

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Devices with that level of built in remote access...

Any equipment that has a built in method for the company who made to go into it and wipe your data remotely is not equipment I want to own. That kind of access existing in the device holding your data is wrong.

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Success! Curiosity Mars lander arrives precisely on schedule

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They still got it.

Congrats to all a NASA and JPL. Fantastic work!

I sat here riveted to my monitor, amazing leap in technology.

Need manned missions, we need to expand our human footprint that way if we are going to have any assurance of our continued existence in the long term sense of things.

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Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8

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Joke

Windows 8 Oceania

A guy named Orwell gave me the idea and it sounds almost as chic as Metro did. (-_^)

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Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

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Mushroom

Orwellian....

Oh how wonderful for all the world a crushing, oppressive monopoly is. Thank you Steve Ballmer for introducing the masses to your Orwellian world view for control over the worlds PC's.

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Surface slab WILL rub our PC-making pals the wrong way – Microsoft

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Nail biting end?

I actually wonder if PC makers would rather choke on W8 until it drives them out of business before adopting an alternative source for their OS. Why would I even suggest that? Well Vista already tested the waters. When it was hurting the PC makers sales they continued on with it until Windows 7. That showed us their impotency in regards to making a change or control their own future.

Ultimately I think they are fundamentally locked into the belief they have to sell PC's with a Windows OS even if it means, for some, they may be going out of business. I hope I'm wrong but if PC makers continue to act as though nailed down rather than choose the control an alternate OS would give them it could be their end.

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Behold: First look at Office 2013, with screenshots

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Big Brother

Not merely installed on the local PC...THAT's a bit fun now isn't it....

"Privacy zealots and general cloud skeptics will be incensed by how often Office 2013 asks users to login to their Microsoft accounts, not to mention how much the new suite insists its applications are integrated with online services and not merely installed on the local PC."

It's a good thing all Internet connections never ever have issues. ^-^

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Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world

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Pint

I live in the real world too

Yes I use a CD/DVD drive. Optical storage's advantages are still true as ever. It's optical, not going to accidentally get magnetically erased or other issues with standard hard drives. I've witnessed solid state and platter hard drives both prove their limited life spans in very very costly ways to many times now for them to be the only storage of data. I've also witnessed the strategic backup drives literally die an hour before data can be put back on the first dead drive's immediately purchased replacement. I've witnessed grown men cry at the loss of $1000 of dollars of software and purchased by download instead of on CD/DVD media. I sincerely wish and hope that no one here ever has to experience that.

Throwing out the CD/DVD drive may be the "in thing" to do now but practical? In the real world...not so much.

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Bill Gates: iPad is OK, but what Apple really needs is a SURFACE

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Sink the PC ship and offer a Tablet life raft?

I'm also wondering if this is an attempt to sink the PC boat and offer a tablet life raft. No one in MS is stupid enough to honestly believe that a gimped OS that is windows 8 on a tablet can replace the multi-tasking work-horse OS that is Windows 7 or Vista or XP running on hardware with the power of a PC. No way in heck. There has to be another a reason for this.

Perhaps the corporations in general are unhappy with the people of the world using the power of a PC to empower themselves and inform others of what's happening in the world around us. Also the average user goes from consumer to content creator that can compete against the big entertainment corporations now producing their own news, entertainment and movies. People are beginning to do it themselves. I would not be surprised if that's behind this via other outside corporate pressures been put on MS to squash or limit this activity some how. Moving to a gimped OS on the PC and then a version of the tablet that could run some PC software marketed as a PC replacement might be part of a strategy to do this.

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Stanford boosts century-old battery tech

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Re: So in essence...

That's the first thing I thought, capacitor.

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Microsoft cosies up to China with Win8 weibo support

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Mushroom

Microsoft gives it's love to China, the West...not so much...

That's right Mr Steven Anthony Ballmer head of Microsoft, cozy up with other software providers in China like that of Sina Weibo micro-blogging platform and include it on your Windows 8. We do remember that of course you like blocking WESTERN software like FIrefox from your OS as of late...

"...Mozilla’s chief lawyer said Microsoft was denying access to APIs for Windows 8 on ARM..."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/14/us_politicos_mozilla_windows_arm/

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AMD palms PCs with LiveBox miniature desktop

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Go

WANT

That little computer has my Mini-ITX PC's beat by a long shot. I just have to have that!

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Firefox 13 now available for download

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Joke

Nice...

...but I think I'll wait another month or so for Firefox 285.0.1

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I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

tempemeaty
Big Brother

Another thought...or another angle on this

Perhaps this is a business strategy to introduce the consumption tablet OS on PC with the intent of PUSHING computer users off the PC platform and into tablets in place of their PCs?

Perhaps they intend to kill the "consumer" PC market then offer a Enterprise or Business OS that still has multi-tasking but priced to keep it out of the consumers range and not sold retail. That would keep admins in large companies happy and servers going while keeping evil consumers away from PC tools the entertainment industry is saying are being used to steal content. This could be a way of pushing consumers off PC platforms and onto tablets to keep the entertainment industry happy.

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My two cents...

The way I look at it is that WIndows 8, like android or iOS is now a "Consumption" OS not a "Content Creation" OS. That is the serious difference. Some one has to create that content being consumed and the associated music, graphics, and what have you. If the OS is getting in the way of that then people will have to switch OS's. MS is to big and technologically savvy to say they are stupid and don't get this, so I have only to conclude that MS doesn't care about content creation side of computing anymore and/or is perusing another agenda. Of course where the content is going to come from if you can't have multiple associated programs open at the same time(more than two) in the content creation process I don't know. We still have Linux I guess? Mac OSX 10.6 maybe even?

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Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead

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Meh

Monopoly is what a monopoly does

It's a monopoly. I've said that before. It's only going to continue to get worse.

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Antitrust probe looms over Windows RT 'browser ban'

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Re: Microsoft Metro Tablet?

Ok, put android on your home PC.

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tempemeaty
Big Brother

MS will always be on this road

Why? MS Is STILL a monopoly.

Nothing is going to change until that changes.

Of course until the US Gov changes and does what it should have but refused to do the first time around this marry-go-round, we will continue see this revisited again and again...indefinitely.

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Megacorps accuse Chinese fab workers of pilfering designs

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...and just imagine how these cultural issues are impacting your customers...

" “The norms we expect in more developed economies, in terms of loyalty to one’s employer and business ethics, seem to be less well-developed or at least significantly different in China,” Christofis told The Reg."

Now imagine this realization and how the customer care agents in India, South America, and Philippines are impacting all your customers.

Personally as a Tier 2 Tech support agent in the US who used to deal with the support agents in these countries, I rarely found that they ever gave truthful information and would do or say ANYTHING to end a call no matter how utterly absurd the lie they thought they had to tell in order to do so.

What does it all mean. Cultures in other countries, they operate by a completely different rule set and are a HAZARD to western business success. The cost of the undermining that occurs far out-ways the cost savings of the labor.

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Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

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Mushroom

What monopoly MS + entertainment industry = less on your computer...

...and the MS monopoly is doing it to you in grand fashion. Seems the whole of the corporations and entertainment industry have colluded to end optical storage as of late, doesn't it?

They wouldn't want you keeping user created content longer than the 5min life span of today's typically delicate short lived 2T HD's.

Also, I'M BLOODY SICK AND F****** TIRED OF FEATURES DISAPPEARING FROM THE MS OS with every new version. REPLACE STEVE BALLMER NOW!

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Americans resort to padlocking their dumb meters

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Stop

Not writting it off....

If I can't see it with my eyes then it isn't there, isn't hurting me. Scientists and technical people throughout history have acted like that. Surgeons would never wash there hands. 100 years later oops that stuff we couldn't see well...we make sure ER's are clean of it now.

So I DON'T write off the whole issue out of hand without some good amount of UNBIASED time and scientific testing to prove or disprove. For all we know there might be a electronic noise threshold for complex organisms like humans before it begins to cause biological disruptions in them.

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Senators chime in on employers’ Facebook snooping

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Megaphone

Time to call the modern Corp Executives what they are...

American Heritage Dictionary:

ty·ran·ni·cal

Home > Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary

(tĭ-răn'ĭ-kəl, tī-) pronunciation also ty·ran·nic (-răn'ĭk)

adj.

1. Of or relating to a tyrant or tyranny: a tyrannical government.

2. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive: a tyrannical supervisor.

tyrannically ty·ran'ni·cal·ly adv.

tyrannicalness ty·ran'ni·cal·ness n.

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Microsoft cuts back on Windows keys after pirates grab booty

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Re: "And why do they hand out so many keys?"

...and all the stuff about "...developers developers developers..." that monkey boy was dancing around stage so much about...all for nothing.

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Cambridge boffins build laser 'unprinter' to burn pages clean

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Facepalm

Sheeeesh.....

Considering whether to file patents or commercialize the technology? WHAT!?

PATENT THAT NOW!

Sheeeeesh....

Why? Richo, Minolta, Xerox, HP, Canon...should I go on? ANY printer and copier manufacture would want as the next feature in their next gen product just to say they have a new feature!

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Attention tweeters: Your chance to win undying GLORY

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Happy

me so ludite....

I'm so proud to not have a TweettwitFacefriend anything.

That said, best of luck and fun to all on this challenge.

< goes to slip on his, just out of the laundry, winsocks >

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HUD's up! Ubuntu creates menu-free GUI

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Facepalm

I'll hava a uhhh...what can I have?

Ever go into a fast food place that has no menu? >.<

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Microsoft copies Google with silent browser updates

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Pirate

Nothing like a big company violating your computer

So your runS a number graphic progys and such, the software is stable, coexisting and then the big brother decides it's their computer not yours and forces software updates on your computer. Suddenly a good stable running situation is borked. Some of your programs are unstable and big brother has ruined your software tools working together with this. Who owns your computer? You or them?

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WD slashes warranty periods on Blue and Green drives

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FAIL

The messa WD is sending the end user...poor quality drive...

Basically it makes it look like you are buying a disposable drive with an option for a payment plan for replacement WHEN it fails not if it should. Of course when the end user spends thousands of dollars on file data and programs being stored on a poor quality drive no one is offering to replace that.

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Apple's cloud music service 'WIPES your iPHONE'

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Big Brother

What the Music industry wants...

It's not about if or not your connection is good or available making it impractical. It's worse than that.

It's about the music industry continuing to fight consumers keeping backups of their paid for music or even now even just keeping any copy of it. Apple is just the f#cktard facilitating it.

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Windows 8 ribbon entangles Microsoft

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Perhaps an evern better solution....

...is not to keep propping up the beast but to go with the Open Source solutions once and for all?

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HP industrial action starts today

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Alert

Irresponsible security risks

The big corporations are gambling with millions of peoples personal data. I worked tech support in the US for a large corp that was in India. They had a massive security breach by that Indian contractor and moved to the US support teams then broke the US contract and went back to India again risking a repeat. The big corporation execs are irresponsible to their shareholders and their customers with this kind or behavior. Best of wishes to all the HP employees and best of luck with the security of the personal data of those millions.

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Toyota tech to steer cars round jaywalkers

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FAIL

Millimetre wave irratiation of whole population...

Millimetre wave scanning systems have been found by independent testing to be harmful and does break down DNA in living cells. The Gov has been trying to hide this. Now Toyota after just having been brought to their knees suddenly is talking about turning cars into mobile millimetre wave projecting devices so we can get irradiated with it everywhere and on every street?

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Apple ups Mac Mini spec, lowers price

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Thumb Down

I laughed when I read it had no optical storage.

Ever depend on the Internet for installs? Ever have Internet go down in the middle of something when you find you need to install another tool? Internet dependence of computers can cause all kinds of end user problems. Then there's the whole point that optical storage is not subject to accidental magnetic erasure of data. I have lots of data and programs on DVD. I install the most of it from optical disks. Then there's magnetic storage drive mechanical failure, loss of data to this is real and optical disks are the solution. In the end it's, "no optical drive no sale."

Well best of luck to the Jobs and crew but no sale. I suppose the fanboys will not care though...

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Toshiba Satellite P775 17.3in Core i7 laptop

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Mushroom

I swear that Nvidia's Optimus is a real serious pain...

Manufactures keep glomming on to Nvidia's Optimus but us users who chose our own operating systems are unable to utilize the nVidia chipset due to an attitude problem on nVidia's side about creating drivers to support anything other than only Windows. This narrow view is causing me and other like me to grow extremely agitated at and impatient with both nVidia and the manufactures that are using Nvidia's Optimus.

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World's first turbine powered Batmobile hits roads

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Beautiful

I was wondering if and when anyone would ever do this. I always thought it would be cool to have a real batmobile with a real-deal engine like this.

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Yahoo! reads! your! emails!

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Mushroom

Tell a friend...

Then lets lets tell EVERYONE. If that's what they want then lets do it. They actually want us to tell everyone we know that Yahoo is a privacy invasive jerk? Ok. Idiots will get what they deserve then...

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Deep inside AMD's master plan to topple Intel

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I wonder....

I wonder if they will be unable to support Linux base OS's with this.

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