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    Are you serious? You 'expect' it to be in C++?...

    Are you serious?

    You 'expect' it to be in C++?

    As Vectraman says, it sounds like you haven't a clue what you're doing.

    What's the application?
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    The PM can sack a cabinet minister of whatever...

    The PM can sack a cabinet minister of whatever party.
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    I suppose you could read it that way, but I think...

    I suppose you could read it that way, but I think you're being too charitable to Cameron.

    I think Dave should have stamped his authority on this government and sacked the narcisstic,...
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    Never really 'got' his music but agree it's a...

    Never really 'got' his music but agree it's a shame to see another original bite the dust.
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    Good one Mich. The topic title put me in mind...

    Good one Mich.

    The topic title put me in mind of Private Baldrick's 'war poem' : Boom boom boom boom boom.
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    Weak of Cameron not to sack him. Sends all the...

    Weak of Cameron not to sack him. Sends all the wrong signals.
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    Maybe you've bored them to death.

    Maybe you've bored them to death.
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    How is the Macbook Air 'based on the UNIX...

    How is the Macbook Air 'based on the UNIX operating system' exactly?
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    I though Roslings animated visualisation of...

    I though Roslings animated visualisation of trends (with his horse-race style commentary) was superb and hillarious.

    The Billion-Dollar-Gram was staggering.

    The Billion Dollar Gram
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    Yes that was excellent. As was 'The Joy of...

    Yes that was excellent. As was 'The Joy of Stats'.

    BBC4 does offer the occasional gem.
  11. Is that a sort of Middle Eastern copy of a Mamod...

    Is that a sort of Middle Eastern copy of a Mamod steam engine?
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    Can't wait for Gordon Brown's imminent tome. ...

    Can't wait for Gordon Brown's imminent tome. That's got to be worth cracking one off to.
  13. Thread: Travelodge

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    I generally avoid Travelbodge but there are some...

    I generally avoid Travelbodge but there are some that are not entirely grim.

    Check the reviews for the one you're thinking about on

    Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Vacation Rentals -...
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    The only solution for white eyebrow hairs (or...

    The only solution for white eyebrow hairs (or long unruly ones) is to pluck them. I use a pair of miniature needle-nosed pliers. The girly's tweezers just don't have the necessary grip.

    Never...
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    I can guarantee you are a programmer.

    I can guarantee you are a programmer.
  16. Thread: Trainspotters

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    Sounds like you did classics at my school.

    Sounds like you did classics at my school.
  17. Thread: Trainspotters

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    Ah, the taxophilic urge In a curious way I...

    Ah, the taxophilic urge


    In a curious way I think you may be right.

    Stone-age man had to learn to memorise patterns (of animal migration behaviours etc.) and the human brain has a strong...
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    Indeed. How incredibly stupid they must be? I...

    Indeed. How incredibly stupid they must be?

    I wholeheartedly condemn the thugs that caused this mayhem, but I am in some way pleased that these two, pampered royal creatures had their gilded cage...
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    Of course it wasn't ok. However I doubt that...

    Of course it wasn't ok. However I doubt that 'all' the miners 'drifted into poverty, alcoholism etc'.

    The fact remains that British coal was made uncompetitive due to cheap coal from abroad and...
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    Agreed. What's the big deal? I've never...

    Agreed. What's the big deal?

    I've never hidden behind an SP, but sometimes they make an amusing diversion if they are done well.
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    This looks good mind... Panasonic announces...

    This looks good mind...

    Panasonic announces AF105 Micro Four Thirds camcorder, interchangeable lenses not included -- Engadget
    ...
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    Yes they did manage to murder a Welsh taxi driver...

    Yes they did manage to murder a Welsh taxi driver by dropping a paving slab off a bridge.

    I think the uncollected rubbish thing is just par for Britain in 2010.
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    As I said, these protestors do not represent 'the...

    As I said, these protestors do not represent 'the British' they are just some spoiled little knobs mixed with some soap-dodging habitual troublemakers.

    The unions are a busted flush. Their...
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    So are you just relishing the prospect of aggro...

    So are you just relishing the prospect of aggro on the streets for its own sake then?

    I don't think the union rank and file are that stupid, although their 'leaders' clearly are.
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    Oh will it? I remember how well that worked...

    Oh will it?

    I remember how well that worked out for them in the 1970s and the 1980s.

    The miners and Scargill crushed the oppressive forces of the Tory government for ever...

    Oh no, wait!
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    It's not 'the British' who are protesting here. ...

    It's not 'the British' who are protesting here. It's a bunch of spoiled-middle class kids with a massive sense of entitlement, egged on by assorted hard-core leftists and anarchist shyte stirrers.
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    Seems that a DSLRs (and DSLR lenses) are good...

    Seems that a DSLRs (and DSLR lenses) are good enough for mainstream broadcast TV:

    House Season Finale Filmed Entirely with Canon 5D Mark II

    Don't understand your point about image stabilisation...
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    I dunno what supermarkets you go to but Waitrose...

    I dunno what supermarkets you go to but Waitrose do some pretty damn good cheeses.

    Ever tried any American cheeses? :sick
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    But is Red Leicester actually a cheese? I...

    But is Red Leicester actually a cheese? I thought it was some kind of substance to rub on the bottoms of skis. Definitely not something edible.

    Just has some rather nice Wensleydale with...
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    You missed one out. Actually I'd quite like to...

    You missed one out.

    Actually I'd quite like to go back to the 1970s. I had a stonking time.
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    When advertising goes wrong

    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone uses mugging in watch advert



    Beat that for a piece of crass opportunism by Ecclestone.

    I don't know what Hublot marketing execs are thinking if they run with this....
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    I'm pretty sure that TM will just fill up the...

    I'm pretty sure that TM will just fill up the space available. I don't think there is a way of telling it to use only so much of the available backup volume. There are a few threads on...
  33. Blimey! Bit of a shocker there Nick. Take it...

    Blimey! Bit of a shocker there Nick.

    Take it easy me old bonobo, and get well soon.

    The Internet will surf itself in the meantime.
  34. Thread: Good news

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    Woa! I'll stay tuned then.

    Woa! I'll stay tuned then.
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    That's really sad about he P.O. A real barometer...

    That's really sad about he P.O. A real barometer of the health of a village.

    When my wife and I moved to our village (20+ years ago) the way we met people and made friends was by going to the...
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    Maybe it's the standard ISO sign for Dentist. ...

    Maybe it's the standard ISO sign for Dentist.

    Or maybe the standard ISO sign for being punched in the face during intercourse.
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    I know C pretty thoroughly and Objective C (as I...

    I know C pretty thoroughly and Objective C (as I understand it) is just C with Smalltalk messaging knobs on, so shouldn't be an insurmountable challenge. However, time is of the essence and I think...
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    I think that's spectacularly effective with the...

    I think that's spectacularly effective with the "We don't stop!" slogan.

    Endless fisting all round! That's International Women's Day for you.
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    :rollin: Astonishing! Do you think perhaps...

    :rollin:

    Astonishing! Do you think perhaps the graphic designer really hated that client?
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    Interesting Durbs. I dunno though. .NET on an...

    Interesting Durbs.

    I dunno though. .NET on an iPad seems like the wrong fit to me.

    Just because it's possible doesn't mean it's right.

    I think if the proposed app goes beyond demo stage I...
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    Yes. Another brand-new innovation by Apple.

    Yes. Another brand-new innovation by Apple.
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    Ha! To think the client actually approved that. ...

    Ha! To think the client actually approved that. Mad.
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    I quite like the idea. I wonder how it is on...

    I quite like the idea. I wonder how it is on batteries.

    My Magic Mouse just eats batteries. Had to get two sets of rechargeable AAs.
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    Thank for the input eek. I think I'll download...

    Thank for the input eek.

    I think I'll download and have a play with Titanium tomorrow. I'd prefer to code C# over Javascript but Titanium does seem to be very well regarded. Also, my partners in...
  45. Thread: Peep Show

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    18 months? Seems over the top. Not...

    18 months?

    Seems over the top.

    Not condoning his actions at all but there are cases of yobs beating people to within an inch of their lives and they don't get 18 months, or even a custodial...
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    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4599/cukg.jpg

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4599/cukg.jpg
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    Ha ha! That's mint Alf. Reminds me of... ...

    Ha ha! That's mint Alf.

    Reminds me of...

    http://www.ranqit.com/viewimage.aspx?img=img*535*memb*13* (SFW)
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    That's pretty much what Titanium lets you do, but...

    That's pretty much what Titanium lets you do, but it packages it as a native app. It also allows you to access to native interface components which a web app doesn't. Also, performance is better...
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    Poll: No money in pubs now. If you hire a manager,...

    No money in pubs now. If you hire a manager, they are apt to rob you blind unless you watch them like a hawk. I know a landlord who's tried this several times (hiring a manager) but always ends up...
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    Android would be a better platform for my...

    Android would be a better platform for my intentions if there was a tablet as good as the iPad (maybe there is but I'm not aware). Also happens the potential customer for this already has a lot of...
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