* Posts by Chris Pollard

24 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009

Gigantic KRAKEN fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

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IT Angle

Almost...

... Megashark vs Giant Octoupus.

Acoustic trauma: How wind farms make you sick

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Trollface

Put them all near motorways

Motorways already generate lots of noise pollution so just stick yer turbines near those.

On first day, Apple sells 50 Lions for every lion

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FAIL

WTB DVD Rom

Would much rather buy a DVD. Guess I'll get an itunes giftcard and buy from the app store eventually.

X-COM UFO: Enemy Unknown

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Alien

Apocalypse

was probably my favourite. Have completed it several times..... earlier this year being the latest. They don't make em like they used to.

What is UltraViolet™ and why should you care?

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£15 per month

For all I can eat media and you've got yourself a sale.

Seagate sucks up Samsung storage biz

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Unhappy

You wont have far to look

Because Seagate and Western Digital are the only players left in the market.

Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

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FAIL

Please enter a title

If he can touch type then he doesn't need to look at the screen or keyboard does he.

Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

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Alert

Road rail would be a good idea....

But the trains are already full.

The Girl with the NSObject Class Reference tattoo

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Nice

Very funny.

Minister 'C*nt' promises £50m to get fabtastic fibre for all

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FAIL

Drop in the ocean

50m is barely enough to cover one county let alone the whole country.

How I built a zero energy cost, zero carbon home server

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FAIL

Just plugging it into the wall would save most of the £1000 electricity bill

Plug the server into the wall for almost the same saving I'm guessing. No solar power needed.

Apple revamps Mac Mini as skinny HDMI box

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FAIL

BluRay Drive

stick in a BR drive I'd buy one tomorrow.

Drifting zombiesat could disrupt TV programming

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Alien

bah

I for one welcome our new zombie satellite overlords

Reverse-engineering artist busts face detection tech

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Pirate

Hmm

Looks suspiciously like the facial recognition software can't recognise burglars and pirates.

Labour shock pledge: 16.8-meg broadband for ALL by 2012!

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winnner

I for one welcome our new tech savvy overlords

'Switch to Century Gothic to save the planet'

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ugly font is ugly

shame century gothic looks like poop really.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking

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FAIL

1994 again

New gran turisimio = 3 blurays. sooo 1994.

Official: British telly really is almost all repeats

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Paris Hilton

Spend a little time watching....

....and its difficult to believe the figure isn't far higher than 44%

Hackers declare war on international forensics tool

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Hmm

As far as I can tell this tool doesn't do anything with favourites.... or browsing history. It just dumps running processes, IP address, netstat etc to a text file. I guess its supposed to show what a computer is doing NOW so it can be switched off and sent back to the lab and examined in detail.

Chumby internet-connected alarm clock

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No BBC radio

..... makes it reasonably useless as a clock radio replacement.

Service cracks wireless passwords from the cloud

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long, random, written down

because, after-all, if they are in my house I've got more to worry about than them stealing my wifi password....

UK.gov hoovers up data on five-year-olds

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Grenade

Laptops on trains

This will be popular data to leave on a train and end up on the Internet for ever more.

Apple tablet spooks world of PCs

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WTF?

Not convinced

I'm not convinced people need a £800 ipod touch which doesn't fit in your pocket. Even more so if apple go down the "app store / itunes store" evil genius route to milk cash out of their customers.

Cameron condemns Tweeters as tw*ts

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He's not wrong

Never have I seen such a pointless banal website receive so much press coverage.

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