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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Harold Halloway Tricky to get hold of but... (334 comments)

...from the numerous Stargate SG-1 episodes I've seen, the Zat'nik'tel seems to work effectively in the Canadian forests.

about 2 months ago
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Brewing Saké in Texas for Fun and Profit (Video)

Harold Halloway IT Stud? (134 comments)

What's an 'IT stud'? Is it the geek with the biggest hard drive?

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Reaches Milestone For 14nm Technology

Harold Halloway Translation please (123 comments)

They recently taped out a Cortex-A7 processor with this technology, calling it a significant milestone for the fabless ecosystem."

I'm very good at the English language but I have no idea what this means. How do you 'tape out' a processor? What's a 'fabless ecosystem'? (The rainforests are rather wonderful, I hear.)

about 2 years ago
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Chilling Guidelines Issued For UK Communications Act Enforcement

Harold Halloway Re:How is this "chilling"? (111 comments)

Sorry - 'Starmer', not 'Starmer-Smith'. He's a completely different person!

about 2 years ago
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Chilling Guidelines Issued For UK Communications Act Enforcement

Harold Halloway Re:How is this "chilling"? (111 comments)

Isn't this 'chilling' as in 'relaxing'? It certainly doesn't worry me and looks as though Starmer-Smith is seeking to tackle the problem in a measured, sensible fashion.

about 2 years ago
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Google Patents Profit-Maximizing Dynamic Pricing

Harold Halloway Pay? (294 comments)

'watching a video recording, reading an electronic book, playing a game, or listening to an audio recording.'

People pay to do these things? Who knew?

more than 2 years ago
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Are 12-16 Hour Workdays Productive?

Harold Halloway 12 - 16 hours??? (615 comments)

I work 90 minutes a day. That feels about right to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Reportedly Plans Smartphone

Harold Halloway OMG (78 comments)

They are going to patent 'One-Click Dialling'!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Type With Your Brain — Like Stephen Hawking

Harold Halloway It will never catch on. (64 comments)

Not if it requires people to use their brains.

more than 2 years ago
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LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

Harold Halloway Patent applied for (396 comments)

Already Apple have patented the new particle, on the basis that it gives the iPad mass so they must have invented it.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Mark Zuckerberg Is a Bad Role Model For Aspiring Tech Execs

Harold Halloway Re:And... (326 comments)

Mod parent +1

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Says Your Email Is @Facebook

Harold Halloway Likes = Adverts (346 comments)

I hadn't noticed this but in the last week or so I've noticed the appearance of ads masquerading as 'likes'. I'm getting all sorts of shit in my newsfeed on a regular (i.e. daily basis.) FaceBitch is definitely going out of its way to piss off users. Thank goodness for Social Fixer.

more than 2 years ago
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Dell Designing Developer Oriented Laptop

Harold Halloway Re:Resolution (399 comments)

Eh? I regularly browse on a 1024x768 netbook without difficulty. Seems to me that the web pages you are browsing don't scale too well.

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Day Is Coming — But Tau Day Is Better

Harold Halloway Re:Agreed (241 comments)

Being English, old-fashioned and inaccurate, I prefer to celebrate Pi Day on July 22nd.

more than 2 years ago
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Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions

Harold Halloway Re:What's the cheapest Apple product? (744 comments)

That's perfect thanks!

Right, as of now I am boycotting iTunes. Up yours Apple.

more than 2 years ago
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Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions

Harold Halloway Re:What's the cheapest Apple product? (744 comments)

No, it's a joke. Although not a terribly good one, it would appear.

more than 2 years ago
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Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions

Harold Halloway "Everyone is doing it" (744 comments)

I note that few of the Apple fanbois have chosen to defend Apple here. Rather they just bleat that 'everyone does it', as though that's ever been much of a justification for appalling behaviour.

more than 2 years ago
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Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions

Harold Halloway What's the cheapest Apple product? (744 comments)

I need to know what the cheapest Apple product is, please? The reason is, I'm pretty penniless right now so boycotting e.g. a MacBook would be an empty gesture as I can't afford one anyway. However if I can refuse to buy something that I could afford e.g. an iPod Shuffle or an iPhone dock or something then I'm right behind you, sisters.

more than 2 years ago
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Ants Turned Into 'Supersoldiers'

Harold Halloway FFS (80 comments)

That can't be sensible, can it?

more than 2 years ago

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