* Posts by adam

21 posts • joined 20 Aug 2007

Amazon sued by cable TV giant over Kindle ebooks

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This has got to stop

Whichever cretinous idiot awarded this patent needs to be taken out and shot. Patents like this should never be allowed to see the light of day.

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Debt collection can be harassment, rules court

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Buy that woman a beer!

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UK kiddies cop a righteous tasering

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just a thought - what'd happen if you were wearing a chain mail vest? Faraday cage or simply a quicker cooking action?

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American Stereotype™ walks Google's mean Street View

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@chris

ok, we may have traded in the right to own guns for the right to not be shot, but if you look at the murder stats for the US versus the UK, it seems to have been a good plan.

<maths>

murders in the UK in 2007 :: 784

murders in the USA in 2007 :: 16,929

</maths>

mines the one with the calculator and the pocket protector.

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Fly-tipping yes, dog poo no - Jacqui promises Ripa changes

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@what?

You forgot the <sarcasm> </sarcasm> tags... Please tell me you forgot the tags...

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Main BBC channels to be broadcast live via web

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the BBC are doing what?

Bloody hell. I have enough problems with the arseholes at TV licensing whinging about me not having a license to have a TV, I dont need these bitches whinging that I now need a license to use the internet.

I DONT OWN A STINKING TV. I DONT WATCH THE BBC, and still these arses send me threatening letters at least once a month. Now they can send me letters saying we know you have an internet connection. Give us money or else we'll take you to court.

fantastic.

executives at the bbc should burn for this.

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India plants flag on Moon

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@William

Radiation was a known risk. The short duration of each trip was a key to creating favorable odds. Granted the two and a half year round trip to Mars will expose an astronaut to a dangerous amount of radiation, but the trip to the moon was an acceptable risk. That the trips were done using minimal computer power is something to be celebrated, not condemned.

What is so laughable about all the conspiracy theories is the idea that successive American administrations choose to and are sufficiently competent to continue covering up the failure of the Apollo missions to reach the Moon. Oh and the mathematics behind getting a rocket to the moon isn't all that difficult, even with just pencil and paper. Perhaps more than calculations that one would like to do on a Sunday afternoon, but not more that the combined resources of the American people.

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take off the tin hats

seriously. theres a frickin mirror on the moon thats been bouncing laser beams back since the Apollo missions. so please stop with the self indulgent conspiracy theories. they are the dull, ill-informed, nonsensical ravings of the feeble minded.

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Company That Can't Be Named slams critics

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nice article

very interesting and inphormative...

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Fancy nipping for a quick two-thirds of a pint?

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Unhappy

what a useful amount of beer.

Am I right in thinking that 2/3 of a pint of Grolsch or Stella is the minimum amount of beer required to put you over the limit?

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Russian regulators quash Google's Microhoo play

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Google believes in market forces!

£2.50 for an ad on linear algebra on a maths site. I genuinely believe google don't control the prices. The fact that there was NO ONE ELSE advertising with these keywords is irrelevant. The fact is that market (consisting of me) forces dictate these prices and they were fair and competitive....hmmmm....

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Swiss strap-on jetplane ace flies Channel

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carbon footprint?

the size of a diamond elephant

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OMFG, what have you done?

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Who the hell do you think you are?

facebook?

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Samsung unwraps MacBook Air beater

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Seriously?

Thats the ugliest laptop I ever seen*

*with the exception of anything made by IBM

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Rebellious BT computers refuse to take orders

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I called BT today, there are still problems.

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ISPs demand record biz pays up if cut-off P2P users sue

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and to think this government once held such promise...

This is the death knell of a government crippled by incompetence. Incapable of solving the greater problems of society the government squanders its dying breath on the high profile but fundamentally unimportant issue of downloading. RIP the Labour government.

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Smith says answer to knife crime is through the arch window

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errr.... am i missing the point here?

So the gates have a metal detector for the school children. If I remember school correctly it lacked the 30ft high walls of a prison . I'm assuming that a knife could be thrown into an unsecured part of the grounds and retreived by the student / killer at his / her convenience. This policy was clearly designed by idiots for idiots.

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Man uses mobe as modem, rings up £27k phone bill

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false advertising

There is a nice Vodafone advert on a billboard in Manchester stating that you can access "any website you want for £7.50 a month". Not being funny, but I bet there's probably a website or two with more than 120mb of data on...

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'Fiendish' Trojan pickpockets eBay users

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errr - where are the police?!?!?

Am I missing the point here --- the woman has the other party's bank details. They have defrauded her of $8600 --- surely there's cause for the police to be brought in on this? Seems to me that the thieves still have to get away with the money.

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Model train software spat threatens future of open source

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Re: So copyright is out the windows?

Errr well you could do that but then microsoft would say they were $100,000,000,000,000 out of pocket and sue your ass. Unlike the open source community who would be $0.00 out of pocket. Are we surprised in any way that the US justice system is unable or unwilling to defend free software?

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Pirated Simpsons movie traced to phone

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...But seriously...

...how did they track down the SPECIFIC mobile phone? are phones adding identifying data to the videos they make???

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