* Posts by Broccoli Spears

12 posts • joined 5 Oct 2009

New species of dinosaur discovered... in museum

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"This study highlights the importance of museum collections..."

Clearly. The fossils were handed in to the museum in 1916, whereupon they were put on a shelf and studiously ignored for 95 years.

No sense rushing into these things...

Boffins invent miracle pill that counteracts effects of booze

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Biodegradable products are often worse for the planet

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Stateside boffins must try harder then...

Rather than pandering to the laziness of the public (on all sides of the atlantic) with this unhelpful rhetoric, perhaps these boffins could come up with a programme of education regarding waste products in general, coupled with incentives at a policy level for both manufacturers and consumers regarding the reduction of waste in packaging across the board.

Huawei to gift underground coverage to London

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apologies for my ignorance

but what has this got to do with the olympics?

Spycam school to pay damages for kiddie snaps

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Am guessing the answer to that is connected with this statement:

"Although we would have valued the opportunity to finally share an important, untold story in the courtroom..."

Greenland ice loss rates 'one-third' of what was thought

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seeing as our gubbermint's response in real terms to the impending potential catastrophe of climate change has been approximately f*** all, does this mean they only have to do one third of f*** all to prevent it now?

BT and TalkTalk threaten court to kill Mandybill

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Er, is this the same BT we're talking about here? The one that was happy to pimp their customer's web-browsing habits (without consulting them) in return for extra revenue from Phorm?

*taps monitor to check it's properly on*

*pinches self to check for consciousness*

Where has this sudden attack of conscience come from?

Best Buy tech finds 'child abuse' wallpaper on broken PC

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"best buy tech's had ample time.. to put the pictures on and falsify logs"

but why would they?

Computer Engineer Barbie coming soon to a toy store near you

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Anyway WTF is "geek chic"?

An oxymoron?

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A bluetooth earpiece? SERIOUSLY?

Surely the only people who actually use those are men in the grip of an age-related crisis, causing them to believe that they look either too busy/important to actually hold a phone, or like someone out of star trek?

Last one I saw was yesterday, accompanied by the words "That'll be two pound please luv; want any of this curly kale too? Picked fresh this morning..."

Most consumers reuse banking passwords on other sites

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Your option..

Thanks Keith, that's brilliant advice.

My 76 year old Dad will be ALL OVER that.

I'll just nip off home and explain C to him, then explain 'root protection', and finally advise him to install ubuntu for when he's banking.

Then maybe we can spend a fun family evening trying to crack your clever code, (he loves Sudoku).

I'll let you know if we get it!

10,000 Hotmail passwords mysteriously leaked to web

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@ AC re: In (slightly) better news

"I'm so fed up with some vanker at MS who at one time would have been a cleaner, having a say in what HCI should be because the government leans on big companies to take up the slack as far as unemployable single mothers are concerned. They should be in cleaning, the sex and food service industries, and journalism, not IT"

Aside from the utter irrelevance of your comment, it's hard to know where to start here.. Were you bullied at school? (And was it by girls?)

At least you're showing them now eh, tiger? (that's with a lower case t)


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