* Posts by Clive 3

24 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Dec 2009

Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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Re: Wow

You must have a very long memory.


BT inks deal with HP Enterprise – beams cloud to biz customers

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how many acronyms does this involve?

Well, none actually. Acronyms are the initial letters of words pronounced as a word. e.g. scuba, laser, ASCII, etc. The ones quoted are initialisms.

Man, that iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in my pocket. Oh, here's a mobe store that'll resize my jeans

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Goodies pocket camera

This reminds me of the Goodies pocket camera


Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and wins piles of cash

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Is he going to take his employers to court next

I had one of those 'surveys' from India a while ago. I asked who was sponsoring the survey and Sky was one of the companies he mentioned.

Want to BUILD YOUR OWN Tardis? First, get a star and set it spinning...

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Cerenkov Radiation

I remember reading about this some time ago. Some particles can travel faster than light when travelling through a medium such as water, not a vacuum. It gives off a blue glow.

Yale finds second diamond planet

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Re: Come on el reg.

Carrots? I think you mean carats

CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

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And when when you curl up your toes

When you die your vast collection of downloads dies with you. Also with CDs you can sell them or lend/borrow them as you wish.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

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Re: Struggling to see the point?

A bit of a problem with point 1). It has start/stop so there isn't an idle time.

I have an Audi A1 automatic with start/stop and find it can be dangerous. On two occasions I have been waiting at a busy junction and haven't noticed that the engine has stopped. When there was a gap in the traffic I ended up lurching into the on-coming traffic as the engine started.

Asteroid could SMASH INTO EARTH in 2040

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re: Hypothetically speaking...

It has been calculated that the Tunguska event could have been caused by an asteroid with a diameter of 60 Metres with solid composition. So, depending on its composition it could cause a lot of damage but not capable of wiping out the planet.

Unless the Tunguska event was caused by something far more exotic, like a black hole or UFO

Samsung Remote

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Android App of the week?

I have not had any problems with the tab version on a Galaxy S wifi 5.0 that came 'free' with my D8000 TV. The only annoying thing is that I have to use the normal remote to turn the TV on as that uses IR.

LG: 1mm bezel on your telly, anyone?

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I agree, 3D is a waste of time but most good new TVs come with it. You do not get a choice for paying a bit less for one without 3D. I have had a Samsung UE55D8000 3D TV for over 4 months and I have not played a single 3D film - even the free one that came with it.

I have to put up with a 10mm bezel - but I will live with it ;-)

Samsung PS64D8000 64in plasma 3D TV

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@Craig 12

I agree with Craig, I also have the 55" D8000 and would not consider this model, the bezel is too wide. On mine I love the way the picture just seems to hang in mid air due to the thin bezel. My wife was not keen on spending £2k on a TV but even she is impressed.

HTC Titan WinPho 7.5 smartphone

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Apple bias

The reviews are always biased. They never seem to take into account the price of the iPhone which is just short of a grand for the 64GB version and £740 for the equivalent 16GB model - over 50% more expensive than the Titan.

Apple confirmed as buyer of 3D mapping firm

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"After the success of Siri" - from the reports I have read I would question whether this is a success. Most commentators say it is a "work in progress"

ViewSonic intros tablet sized to strike at iPad

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Oh no, it's got round corners

The Apple lawyers will be in contact...

Ford spins pop-out anti-prang door shield

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What about rear doors?

I find that most parking damage to my car is caused by the rear doors of adjacent cars. Rear doors often have a sharp corner. Also the rear doors are frequently opened wide to get children in and out.

Mars trips could blind astronauts

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Artificial gravity

What happened to spinning the spacecraft to generate artificial gravity?

UK, US ink boffinry pact on laser fusion 'star power'

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Yanks need some help - yet again

I bet they the Yanks are up to no good again!

They have done this at least twice before, supersonic flight and the atom bomb.

They pretend they are going to collaborate on a project. They come over here steal all our ideas and research. When it is time for them to share their ideas they say that they are not allowed to do so.

GOLDENBALLSUP! Beckham website defaced

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Conceived where?

I thought they named their children after where they were conceived, e.g. Brooklyn?

Maybe it was on a number 7 bus and Harper was on one of the adverts?

Apple v Samsung: Jobs strikes back

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Who's going to win?

There's only one way to find out


Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

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If they are clever!!!

They will crack the encryption but say they cannot so al-Qaeda will continue to use it.

We did this in the 2nd world war with the enigma machine

But we are talking about the American intelligence services here

Halifax cuts investment accounts off from the web until April 2012

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Hiding their poor investment record

I made investments into the Halifax in October 2007 – at one point the value fell to half of what I put in and they are only just breaking even at the moment. I would have got the same amount of interest if I had put it under the bed – and without the stress of seeing it fall.

I think it may be time to ditch them and put my money somewhere else.

Locked iPhones still got their ears on

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How is holding down the Home key hands free?

The fact that you have to press a key surely makes it not hands free

'CRU cherrypicked Russian climate data', says Russian

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What do you expect!

It seems to me that these climatologists are trying to protect their gravy train. If a research student put in for a grant to study squirrels in the New forest it would far more likely be accepted if it was reworded to 'The affects of climate change on squirrels in the new forest'. Then if no evidence is found are they likely to be given another grant in the future. So it is in their own interest to try to find a link either by fair means or foul.

Why don't they openly provide their raw data? The obvious reason is that they are hiding something.

As to computer models, I have played with computer models of chaos systems in the past, I found it surprising how a very small tweak here and there can make enormous difference to the final result

Can anyone think of another reason why 'the climatologists were extremely keen to push that case and to suppress scientific dissent on the matter'