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Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet

James Durie Re:Where will this end? (986 comments)

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever. "

about a year ago
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Chrome OS Introduces Aura Window Manager

James Durie Re:Still working on it. (162 comments)

Why not have both?
An Android tablet that also has Chrome OS on it.
You plug the tablet into a dock and you have a complete operating system more suited to a desktop environment.

People are already doing it with Ubuntu, this way you get it all from a single source so have the potential for better integration.

I would love to see this on the new google tablet when it arrives.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Geim Never Patented Graphene

James Durie Re:What island are they referring to? (325 comments)

Wow I never knew that England was an island.
If the GDP of England was $2.2 trillion what was the GDP of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Or are you one of those people who doesn't understand the difference between England and the UK?

more than 3 years ago
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Tax-Free IT Repairs Proposed For the UK

James Durie Re:Abused (102 comments)

You are correct that it states "a reasonable amount of time" and the interpretation of a reasonable amount of time is left up to the interested parties to decide.
The argument that PC hardware is reasonably expected to last a minimum of 3 years is easy to establish however as that is the time period that all companies I have ever worked at have used as the depreciation period.

I would say it is reasonable to expect things like Televisions, Washing Machines, Dishwashers etc to last a minimum of 5 years.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Play HD Video On a Netbook

James Durie Re:And? (205 comments)

Nah. Usually just older.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Considers Mobile Lunar Base

James Durie White Trash! (303 comments)

Oh My God!

Don't you see the real point of this.

The US creates a trailer park on the moon and ships up all their trailer trash.

Leave 'em for a few years and let natural selection work things out. Pretty soon the moon will be overrun with mutants that can shoot a stop sign with deadly accuracy from a mile away.

It Science gone mad I tell you.

more than 10 years ago

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