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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Works For Me™ and it Worked For Me™ all weekend.

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Amazon Zocalo rocks Box, socks DropBox, clocks Google Docs

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Re: Sync: "Windows 7 only and Mac OS X 10.7"

A USB stick you forgot on train is more secure than Dropbox.

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Re: insulting reference to Amazon as Microsoft-like in this reference

You are splitting hairs. Ether way, Amazon are saying "That looks nice I'll have that, ta." just like MS did and still does. The exact way it's done is unimportant

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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My keyboard has a Scroll key, although it's probably a Scroll Lock. I suspect AC means the scroll wheel on your mouse

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Do BAE, Boeing, Lockheed and Thales advertise on adwords?

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Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

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Re: Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

I dunno, I checked the critic reviews from websites that actually specialise in strategy games and most mention the things that the user reviews complain about, the lack of info on your units, the pared down commanders, and the annoying grind to unlock bonuses (and the Russians playing too much like the Americans in CoH). I would hardly call that anti-Russian propaganda.

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Vid shows how to easily hack 'anti-spy' webmail (sorry, ProtonMail)

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Re: Well browsers are not suitable for this

Something like an email client perhaps?

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'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

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Re: Admission of failure

True, but you need to use OpenSSL until LibReSSL is available on your platform of choice, so it's good they appear to be doing something.

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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Just a pity about all the other people and companies whose funds get automatically frozen who can't utilise the outrage of Twitter and Reddit.

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

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Re: >Everyone has his own little psychopathy.

I wouldn't exactly call Java a first class citizen on anything but Windows and Solaris. You mentioned your issues on OSX and Oracle won't let the Linux distros (except Oracle Linux, of course) redistribute the official Java binaries anymore, so they all provide the OpenJDK now. It probably works better anyway (and supports BSD) and most were providing it by default anyway, but it does smack of an attempt to force companies toward using Oracle Linux.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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I think we need a yarwellnofine app

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Re: Copyright

I think he was attempting sarcasm, if so it was an "epic fail" as I believe the kids say today.

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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Re: TheOtherHobbes

I don't see how losing four and a half thousand soldiers and God knows haw many camp followers is anything less than a military disaster. Just because they burnt down the Grand Bazaar in retaliation doesn't make it any less of a disaster.

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

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Re: Quick to fix in Open Source, but it leaves questions.

The paradigm espoused by Bill Gates et al for many years has been "Ship it first, fix it later", along with "Don't waste time rewriting bad sections, bang a patch on and continue"

Also known as "Worse is Better" and an important part of the Unix Philosophy. Gates didn't invent it, he just embraced it whole-heartedly.

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Jade Rabbit nearly out of hop

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@AC Re: stolen technology

2 words: Qian Xuesen

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Office website HACKED: Passwords, addresses, phone numbers slurped

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Were you trying to give me a heart attack you bastards!

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Antivirus firm Avast! takes down forums after breach

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FAIL

Probably still using phpBB2.

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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I think what he means is quite often the only recourse a small inventor has when faced with a large company infringing one of his patents is to licence or sell it to a third party with the funds and will to sue. Unfortunately at the moment, those are mainly patent trolls.

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Web cesspit 4chan touts '$20 bug bounty' after hackers ruin Moot's day

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Those aren't bugs, that is PEBCAK

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You'll hate Google's experimental Chrome UI, but so will phishers

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I thought the reason that you don't see passwords and wotnot in the urlbar any more is because all the web developers stupid enough to do that sort of thing had been dragged off and shot. It appears they've become UX designers instead.

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SeaMonkey still has a search box, just customise the toolbar and add it in

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Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control

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Re: Vintage planes

Because we sold all our Harriers to the Septics because they understand their worth.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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If anything, the Bink-based Opera is less configurable than Chrome.

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Re: Ribbons, we don't need no stickin ribbons

<joke>Didn't you know? Modern displays are so small they have to reduce the amount of chrome any way they can.</joke>

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Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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Re: @JDX

That's not as chaotic as it appears at first glance. Seen worse driving in London. And while the pedestrians seem careless they don't expect to be given right of way, like British pedestrians.

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Will Apple's $130bn cash infusion keep investors onboard?

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You realise they will probably get some sort of tax break on all the money they are borrowing? As much as I hate to say it, it makes more sense to borrow the money than repatriate it.

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

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Re: I have never played Minecraft

Dunno, if you like open world sandbox games, maybe? It's about as far from Halo as computer gaming gets. Although with mods you can play it as an FPS, or an RPG. Or you can just stay in Creative Mode and build stuff.

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OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork

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Re: Unfair criticism

That blog was about the Debian OpenSSL bug, but it's probably just as applicable to this one.

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I know they know all about coding securely (I don't think that 's the right term), but hope they know as much about cryptography as well as they think they do. I hope all the best for this project.

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DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

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Virgin Commited to IPV6?

So that's why I'm still using an ancient Motorola Surfboard then.

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Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn

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Re: An optimist's view for your consideration

Nope, not hardware problems, badly written drivers. At least until ATI and NVidea learnt how to write drivers for XP.

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

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Re: wipers?

Extra mass, more things to break

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OpenSSL bug hunt: Find NEXT Heartbleed, earn $$$ – if enough people donate cash

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Re: Open Source Funding...

What is to prevent your forked OpensSSL from devolving into the sort of mess the OpenSSL project is in?

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Re: Well I gave them a bit

Or you could have donated directly to the OpenSSL project, not some 3rd party via a crowdfunding website.

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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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These guys have never heard of Piper Alpha or Deepwater Horizon, have they?

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Tesla cars can now 'do an ET' without hurting anyone's bottom line

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Re: "...off and on again"

Well, I can personally recall seeing 3 cars with engine fires. But IMHO that was mainly because where I used to live, people tended to treat their cars like shit and drove them into the ground. Haven't seen one since I moved to the UK.

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El Reg's Deep Outback XP upgrade almost foiled by KILLER ARACHNIDS

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Re: Don't use fly spray

Well, he did say he needed a new chair as well.

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

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Re: "Hotmail-gate"

It still redirects to live.com from both, though. I predict it will be renamed something like Skype Mail within 4 years and still redirect to live.com

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Dropbox nukes bloke's file share in DMCA brouhaha – then admits it made a 'HASH OF IT'

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Dropbox have been blocking files to DCMA notices for a long while. As far as anyone can tell this was not an infringing file, but had a hash collision with one.

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Re: You forgot to tell us what perfect tool we should all be using

Just about all of the shared storage & "private cloud" offerings out there are better than DropBox. Probably even Microsoft's. DropBox it OK for personal use, but anyone using it for professional purposes is insane.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Re: What do we do for those for whom it works?

Thing is "good" homeopaths will recommend dietary and lifestyle changes, it is usually these and the placebo effect that actually cure whatever the patient is suffering from when homeopathy works

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

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@I Am Spartacus Re: Head to head - Windoze upgrade

When your spredsheet is 3000Mb, surely you should be porting it over to a database, instead of faffing about wit OpenOffice and Office 2010?

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Molyneux: Working at Microsoft is 'like taking antidepressants'

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Re: He makes a lot of sense

What are you talking about? Dungeon Keeper 2 was released shortly after Dungeon Keeper and was pretty much more of the same, although IMHO the first was better. Are you referring to the pay-to-win mobile game EA shat out not long ago?

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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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And a video file format designed to contain executable content. Although in the case of AVI it made some sense as it was explicitly designed as a general-purpose multimedia container. Or was that post-rationalisation?

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TEN THINGS Google believes you believe about Glassholes and wishes you didn't

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@Anonymous Coward

You should try high-index plastic lenses, they aren't too much more expensive than standard lenses

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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@JeeBee Re: local effect, global hype

yet the science that supports them is under 1% of published papers.

I assume you mean in climatology or one of its sub fields, but it would help if you enlighten us. You denialists are usually so insistent on being as specific as possible.

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Ex-Xbox gros fromage joins wireless speaker whizzkids Sonos

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Re: Obvious?

It's not as if ex MS executives appointed to companies in areas that MS might be interested in extending into have ever attempted to transform the company into an attractive target for a takeover by MS, is it?

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

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Re: Moto 360

Assuming the strap isn't built in, it is possible to replace the strap on most watches with one more to your preference. If you are too ham fisted to figure how you can pay a jeweller to do it for you.

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PAF! MPs go postal over postal location data sell-off by Coalition.gov

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Pity they couldn't be arsed to even register a token objection to the sale of the Post Office

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