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Chinese orbital docking starts long march to space station

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Devil

AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS

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The Register and Australia-New Zealand

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Dead Vulture

"Geolocation"

If I wanted to read theregister.com.au then why would I be visiting theregister.co.uk? Geolocation is very counterproductive

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Windows Phone 7 to get cut'n'paste shortly, says Ballmer

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Adding it should be easy

They can just copy-and-paste it.

oh wait...

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iPad's biggest rival? Microsoft's dead Courier

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FAIL

Useful tablet computers

Tablets work best when you can write on them. Unfortunately at the moment the screen hardware on available tablets isn't up to scratch. And, like voice recognition, the software stack is unable to cope with the wide variety of divergent styles. The OCR have to work at greater than 99% efficiency, and the operating system must store and associate the raw input data on every level for when the OCR fails. We would still be using newton (successors) if these problems had been solved already.

When someone gets this right, will we even notice? The tablet niche is a toy at the moment, little better than a oversized iPod.

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Fanboi primer: How to move your iTunes from PC to Mac

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Flame

I have a much simpler 2 step system

1) On XP machine, delete itunes

2) Reduce Mac to molten slag

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Opera feted for playing chicken with Steve Jobs

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Jobs Horns

Opera Mini isn't a web browser

It's more like a terminal client for a web browsing service. It is more akin to WAP than the web, considering some stuff won't even load (like this very page, for instance!) and even the the pages that do work (admittedly the majority) sometimes have their URLs mismatched.

It's still useful however. Data isn't cheap.

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ViewSonic outs Windows/Android 10in tablet

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WTF?

Android MARKET

I don't know what you are on about, but the Android Market can work over WiFi or any internet connection for that matter - it just needs to be on the list of models permitted to access the market.

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Google's Schmidt satirised as privacy pervert

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Big Brother

cookies

As I understand it, Phorm identified you by your IP address, and sniffed from what must be the majority of your web traffic, maybe more, and was opt out: you would have to present a special cookie to stop the ads but probably not the sniffing.

Google's services are opt in: Google is not sniffing all your traffic, It can only keep records from google sites you have visited. If you reject cookies from google this information becomes difficult if not impossible to tie together if your IP is dynamic. Additionally, You can opt out of most google advertising by rejecting webpage scripting.

In short, being with a Phorm ISP would have been detrimental to your overall web service; the only way Google would effect your web service is if you actually use it . Sadly I suspect you cannot tell the difference google and the internet.

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Google lands Gmail video chat on Linux

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Stop

Don't count on it

As far as I can tell Jingle is peer to peer, at least on the desktop client. VoIP is just a add-on service that makes it more likely that you will be using using the email and XMPP-IM services that can have ads served to them.

The only "doing nothing but evil" is your misplaced paranoia. It should be redirected at some other, actual Googevil methings...

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'Death to browsers!' cries Apple mobile-app patent

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Jobs Horns

S&M

Only Apple would try to patent Sadism and Masochism!

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Mozilla tames Firefox tab monster with Candy

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FAIL

Tab Bar still sucks

And I already have extensions to search my tabs. This seems like more pointless cruft that I don't need - My tree tab bar already can deal with hundreds of Tabs.

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iPhones dialling up premium-rate bills again

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Jobs Halo

Trojan Dialer?

How are these applications dialing numbers in the first place? Surely a sensible phone OS would sandbox such hazardous behaviour!

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Treasury pulls plug on Wiki-cutback site

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WTF?

This seems familar

I am reminded of the New Zealand legislation wiki. That got mysteriously shut down too after quite a few unorthodox revisions of the source material:

"For within these wikis was bound the strength and the will to govern each nation.

But they were, all of them, deceived; for another wiki was made. In the land of New Zealand, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Helen Clark forged, in secret, a master wiki.

And into this wiki she poured her cruelty, her malice and her will to dominate all life.

One wiki to rule them all.

One by one, the free lands of earth fell to the power of the internet."

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Apple iPhone forums gripped by deleted thread paranoia

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Big Brother

woah

Thom Your is Big Brother???!

B B B B

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Thumb Down

why hold it at all?

If you hold it in your hand then there is a slight chance that people might not see you have an iphone

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Oz privacy boss says Google Wi-Fi slurp breached law

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Megaphone

MY PRIVATES

"What do you mean, you collected some of my personal infomation??! I was only shouting it onto the street, it's your fau/t for listening!!!!!!"

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Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook

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FAIL

Windows tablets didn't fail due to being underspec'd

They failed because most tablets had crap sensors that couldn't be justified with their increased cost.

Also you would think they wpuld include a capacitive stylus or something. Tablets are supppsed to be. for handwriting.

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Popular apps don't bother with Windows defences

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Flame

Oh but Foxit has security problems of it's own

Despite being a magnitude lighter and less complicated than Acrobat Reader, Foxit has had some quite serious vulnerabilities. For example, Foxit would execute arbitrary shell commands embedded in a pdf automaticly without any prompt or permission. This "feature" has since been mitigated but one wonders what other vulnerabilities lurk inside...

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Google's Android market needs Jobsian strongman

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Terminator

Trust... nobody?

Do you trust Apple? or your carrier? your ISP? your handset manufacturer? the government? what about your neighbours?

How do you know what they are sending back and storing, and why are you not boycotting them all also?

If Google's collection of information about you was a real concern I doubt you would use the internet to make this post!

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Google risks OEM wrath for unified Android UI plan

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Flame

Vendor Trash

For every SenseUI quality UI there are at least 3 times the number of Touchwiz abominations. I don't think these overlays are going to be missed much.

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DoS attack stuffs Turkey's internet censors

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FAIL

Turkey is leading the way

The target of this censorship is videos ridiculing Turkeys secular nationalist cult, so yeah, Turkey is struggling against suffocating theoacracy in favour of good old smothering Anglo-style fascism. But is it with the help or against that *Criminal* Court of Peace? Who knows, perhaps something was lost in translation.

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Tech resource woes won't be solved with Afghan minerals

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Megaphone

The large twit

IIRC the guy who made the "small people" comment is Swedish.

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Native Oz ducks being raped to extinction

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Heart

fducks

Fucking ducks man

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EU Parliament plans Google-powered paedo detector

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Grenade

...are our three weapons!

Surprise and fear and internet search logs and a almost fanatical dedication to the President of the European Council

-DIABOLICAL LAUGHING-

-DIABOLICAL ACTING-

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Steve Jobs – Apple's not business, it's personal

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Jobs Horns

Appleing security

So iPads allowed apps to clandestinely collect and send information about their location and whatever, and now they can't because Apple couldn't keep their internal development private. Can someone explain how I am supposed to trust Apple devices with my private infomation when their entire security effort seems to consist only as a policy document?

Sent from my Android

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Boobquake fails to destroy planet

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Black Helicopters

Don't think this could happen

The pope is the absolute sovereign of a independent state, do you honestly think he is going to extradite himself? And what exactly would that accomplish?

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Microsoft's 'record' quarter can't match Apple

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Coat

Profit!

With these massive profits apple shareholders must be looking forward to a huge dividend eh?

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Ten free apps to install on every new PC

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Black Helicopters

Why bother installing?

Half of these applications don't need to be installed, they can be used portably. see http://www.portableapps.com

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Internet abuzz with BitTorrent bypass code

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-o̶̵̵-<◁

We Await Silent Tristero's Empire

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Desktop Colour Laser Printers: Best Buys

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FAIL

Probably not collusion

Don't confuse collusion with incompetence.

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vBulletin denies busting downloads in paid-up protester ban

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AdminCP

vBulletin seems to bring out the worst in admins, this seems to be no exception.

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South Africa official calls for 'outright ban' on pornography

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Heart

A bold maneuver

Next they should try and make rape illegal

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China brands Tibet beating video fake

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Coat

Gangrene ...

...Is the fakest of wounds, necrosis is nonexistant glorious peoples republic

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Google in Chrome rebetafication

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Gates Horns

But does it fix the textarea bug?

being able to delete what I have written with impunity would be nice....

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Nvidia seeks 'PC soul' software

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Gates Horns

A computer with a soul = bad computer

Since when have computers meant to unstable and incorporeal, temperamental and prone to superstitions?

I sincerely hope I can buy my next computer from someone who defines their business model on things that are well defined and observable rather than the First Church of Glide.

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Samsung unsheathes screaming phone

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Heart

I bet the dynamic range is poor at 100db

The speaker quality of mobile phones is getting worse and worse these days.

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Microsoft courts customers for search help

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Coat

PubCenter....

Conceived in a Pub?

It seems unlikely....

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Microsoft celebrates 10,000 US patents

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IT Angle

I'm going to patent software patents!

but I better watch out for the troll who patents software patent patents

that underhanded bastard...

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Rapists should be raped, declares Jordan

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oh, those crazy Jordanians

no wait

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Spy chief to Obama: Let DARPA fix economy

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hmm

Could we make a robot that denies the holocaust

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Fantasy author hired to pen Doom 4 plot

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Flame

No! I must kill the demons

The radio said "No, John. You are the demons"

And then John was a zombie.

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Indian court urged to 'ban Google Earth'

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Flame

Outlaw the Earth

only way to be sure

We begin bombing in five minutes.

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Brand new Star Trek prequel pics and trailer

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Black Helicopters

So what of Scot Pegg...

who say there will even bet Scots in the 24th century? iirc this particular future seems to be crushed under the boot of a socialist America culture.

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Congratulations, Barack — Now fix your websites

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Flame

Reactionaries for life

I was hating change.gov before it was cool

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Republicans adopt 'Gore's internet' for grassroots salvation

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Coat

how qt

the webpage looks like it's on a blackboard on a pile of papers! how endearing! how 1998! these folks defiantly have my vote!

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French record labels sue, um, SourceForge

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Coat

Well I guess it's back to Minitel for them

down with the bourgeois interweb

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Azure, Windows 7 and it's OK for MS to hate Vista, too

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Dead Vulture

MONO

The oggvorbis "Podcast" gave me MONO!

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North Korea photoshops stroke from Kim Jong Il

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Coat

In Stalinist Korea

Photoshop Strokes You!

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Report: Obama, McCain campaigns hit with 'sophisticated' cyberattack

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Alert

Hmm

Well at least SOMEONE knows their policies now....

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China trumpets 'human rights action plan'

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Pirate

"expand bureaucracy and strengthen rule of nepotism"

Four legs good, two legs better.

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