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* Posts by Scotthva5

8 posts • joined 6 Jun 2014

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...

Most of the Discworld novels are standalone and can be read in any order, however it is *suggested* by the author to read from the beginning (The Colour of Magic) and the witch books (Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Masquerade and Carpe Jugulum really do need to be read in order. Enjoy, Pratchett's work is brilliant.

Sorry, iPhone fans – only Fandroids get Barclays' tap-to-withdraw

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Re: How is this progress?

...but opens the door for NFC interception.

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How is this progress?

The Apple vs Android hyperbole aside, is this really that much faster or convenient? You still have to physically open your wallet and wait for the cash to dispense. I fail to see how removing a few button presses (which you still have to do on your phone) is worth all the fuss. Now if it transported the cash directly into my wife's purse I could see the point...

Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Paris Hilton

Like every other "boy band" (Christ on a bloody bike I hate that term) on the planet, their popularity will plummet once their adoring, fawning, panty waving/wetting 10 year old fans grow their first pubic hairs.

...'nuff said.

Paris, because I'm quite sure her fanny is bald as well...

Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Re: Self service checkouts -Tesco's

>apart from ASDA that is, who decide the need to see ID whenever I buy booze despite being in my 60's

Thanks to the draconian alcohol laws here in the US (Virginia to be more precise) I am asked for proof of age for ANY age-restricted product even though I'm well into my 50's. This includes non-alcoholic "beer". Go figure...

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Re: Errrr?

Try a surname of Hendrickson. I get no end of variations (Henderson, Anderson etc.) but never quite on target.

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Yes, please Mr Dabbs. The suspense is killing me.

Here come Samsung's, er, Barnes & Noble's new Galaxy Tab, er, Nook fondleslabs

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Happy

Re: Very decent screen

> slow processor.

For playing the latest 3D games certainly, however my HD+ does just spiffy on full 1080 BD rips which is the primary reason I bought it. Cyanogenmod 11 runs at an acceptable rate, not earth-shattering mind you but certainly fast enough for the light fondling I do. I've grown rather fond of it...

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