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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

RaceProUK Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

That, and in the event of a crash, you don't get a face-full of debris

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Quantum Mechanics

RaceProUK Re:I love Microsoft (39 comments)

The rest of the time, it's just one mediocre release of Windows and Office after another.

Yet without them, MS wouldn't have the money to do the research ;)

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

RaceProUK Re:This isn't scaremongering. (494 comments)

United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland, probably, given Britain = England & Wales (in a manner of speaking anyway).

about 2 months ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

RaceProUK Re:will it help? (182 comments)

And money for that one person to fund making their idea a reality.

about 3 months ago
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The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

RaceProUK Re:Annoying header graphics (97 comments)

Exactly the same, it's just the file is C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

Nowhere did the guy post what the speed limit was.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

And what if the driver doing 45 pulled in front of the one doing 90, leaving less than a second for the latter to react?

And before you say that's stupid, I've had to swerve to avoid a big accident caused by someone doing half my speed pulling out in front of me on a motorway. Luckily I had enough time to react.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Left or Right? (475 comments)

I don't know what regulations may apply when it leaves the factory, but some combination of years of wear, a sticky cable, and larger than factory tires put on and that easily goes out the window.

As would the road-worthiness certification.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

RaceProUK Re:Left or Right? (475 comments)

So how will a driverless car know that the roads are wet or icy before a loss of traction occurs.

Same way 'normal' cars know when the road conditions change: stability control systems. Where fitted, obviously.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

RaceProUK Re:Snowden is a traitor (266 comments)

Ah, I see the NSA is here :)

about 4 months ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

RaceProUK Re:They're all evil. Really evil. (267 comments)

It's impossible to make something as complex as a consumer oriented OS without any bugs at all.

It certainly is

At which point your argument loses all value. Clearly you've never written a line of code in your life.

about 4 months ago
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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

RaceProUK Re:There have been attempts before (40 comments)

Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out the T-Rex actually barked like a Yorkshire terrier?

about 4 months ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

RaceProUK Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

Looking at the raw figures in the report, the count is up from 130 to... 133. That's an increase of 2.3%. Even extrapolated to a full year, it's a 5.6% rise.

about 4 months ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:If you had taken part in "welcome back"... (66 comments)

I don't have any green pieces of paper, but I can get blue, orange and purple pieces. There's even the lesser-spotted red piece; I've seen one twice in my life, so I know they exist </obligatorynoteveryoneisamerkin>

about 4 months ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:Nintendo (66 comments)

Nintendo has a huge userbase. It's just only 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of them can actually be bothered to go through the pain of the Nintendo Network.

about 4 months ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

RaceProUK Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

WCF is built on .NET. Silverlight is built on .NET. WinRT has a full .NET layer.

.NET is dead the same way the Sun is made of ice.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:"Free" Windows (387 comments)

The thing they call Windows Phone 8 doesn't have windows

And Macintoshes don't have waterproof coats. And it doesn't matter - it's the power of the brand that matters.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

If MS disappeared overnight, someone else would take its place. All that would happen is one devil being replaced by another.

about 8 months ago

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Google to launch Operating System

RaceProUK RaceProUK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

RaceProUK writes "The BBC are running a story about Google's plans to release a new Chrome-inspired OS, which 'will be aimed initially at small, low-cost netbooks, but will eventually be used on PCs as well'. Further details on the Google Blog."

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