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Microsoft shoehorns Skype into Outlook.com - we quickly kick the tyres

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FAIL

An issue?

Outlook will keep track of one's existing Skype account, storing the password and username – though given they're both run by Microsoft that's not really a security issue.

You're taking the piss, right?

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Child porn hidden in legit hacked websites: 100s redirected to sick images

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Childcatcher

Strict liability offence

Possession and/or distribution of child porn, innit? What could possibly go wrong?

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Edward Snowden skips into Russia as Putin grants him asylum

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Black Helicopters

We seek him here, we seek him there,

Those Yankees seek him everywhere.

Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell?

That demmed, elusive Pimpernel.

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Ministry of Fun launches news quiz - and the BBC is in its sights

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* DCMS, or the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (aka Fun)

* DEMCUNST, or the DEpartMent of CUlture, media aNd SporT (aka Fun)

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Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

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What about MY kids?

I really want to protect them from seeing something as scarring as that offensive blowhard's fizzog on camera.

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Apple crushes all competition in US Brand of the Year survey

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.DS_store

Mac came with my job - http://asepsis.binaryage.com for the DS_Store plague. Great util.

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FSF passes collection plate for free Android clone Replicant

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Trollface

Re: Free...

"Well put"

... actually no... total fucking bollocks. Free software doesn't "require" anything if you don't use it, so feel free not to use it.

It also doesn't require that developers suffer their free code being incorporated into proprietary products without being afforded the same courtesy of freedom by downstream devs.

It's about choices, duh. Free software gives you them.

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GitHub to devs: pick a license, we dare you

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Problematic?

"That omission is problematic because unlicensed code's copyright rests with its author, without the coder having to do anything to claim it."

"Problematic" is not how I'd describe it - "Works as designed", more like. Copyright subsists in all creative works by design, if someone mints cash with unlicensed code, getting whacked for cutting out the author in the absence of a licence stating otherwise is proper order. There's plenty of liberally licensed code out there - if you do feel the need to mint cash with copyrighted code, the bloody thing's on Github - not exactly an orphan work, so pay for it.

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Intel’s Asia pivot: How Chipzilla beat Obama by decades

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Re: Atlas Shrugging.

"Money, like electricity, always follows the path of least resistance."

So you are suggesting to compete with Asia, the West should bury money in the ground? A platitude, a lame (and erroneous - see current divider) analogy and a reference to the ranting of an adolescent sociopath in one post. Well done that man!

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EU crackdown will see tougher sentences for stupid cyber-badhats

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Attack on critical infrastructure

What the fuck is PRISM then? Ludo?

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British Bebo founder buys back social network for $849m profit

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Re: Here an idea for you:

Eh, disapora?

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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

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Facepalm

No, Sweden just allows the CIA to kidnap people from Stockholm airports and ship them off to be tortured in Egypt. He'd be out of his mind to go anywhere near Sweden.

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Retired 4-star general probed over Stuxnet details leak - report

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Re: Ask yourself this...

Well it was a direct unprovoked attack on a nation state. And as usual they're all for shooting the messengers, rather than the criminals.

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Norks taunt, yank Yanks' crank over PRISM: US is 'rights abuse kingpin'

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Holmes

Re: While PRISM is not a good thing

There is of course a difference - a few years worth of function-creep.

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Apple unveils hints of Monday's new-product announcements

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Devil

7 ... X

Obviously iOS 7 is adopting the Windows close-button!

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Tech aristocracy joins conflab with Secret Rulers of the World

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Black Helicopters

Tautology, much?

"a secretive talking shop for the top echelons of business and politics or a shadowy cabal seeking to rule the world".

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'WikiLeaks of financial data' prompts worldwide hunt for tax evaders

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Happy

Re: Taxes? No thank you.

No problem. I wish you all the best in your gated community surrounded by squalor abroad. Take Borg and Reinfeldt in your carry-on luggage, pretty please?

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Re: Taxes? No thank you.

Insane? I pay exactly the same taxes in Sweden and it's worth every penny for the fantastic life I have - all without needing to be a ruthless, money-grubbing sociopath with a humungous ideological blindspot. Epic win.

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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

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Pirate

Possibly using RTMP?

So now it's JS + rtmpdump?

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TV gesture patent bombshell: El Reg punts tech into public domain

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Devil

Yes and no.

I applaud El Reg for heading off lawyering scum at the pass, but still think waving your arms manically around like a demented Tourette's sufferer is a piss-poor way of controlling anything.

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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Meh

Re: Brassed off

So, you are basically saying that getting lead slugs through security depends on having a button-fly, small tits and good fashion sense?

Having all of the aforementioned in no way stops the small screws in my knee setting detectors off more often than not.

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Facepalm

Brassed off

So your plastic gun can sneak past metal-detectors. Are the ammunition casings made of cream cheese, or something?

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Rackspace sues 'the most notorious patent troll in America'

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Meh

Re: A Very Good Thing Indeed.

Oh I dunno. Being a musician, I'd have no problem with it being legal to peel lawyers and dip them in salt, for starters.

"Rights holders" in all their multitudinous parasitic manifestations may live by law. Artists, by and large, live by one-or-other form of patronage as usual.

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Leaked memo: Apple's iMessage crypto has DEA outfoxed

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WTF?

"the iOS system uses a unique identifier burned into the processor for identification"

AES is symmetric encryption. A spook gets your "unique identifier" from Apple, and you are toast.

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Swedish judge explains big obstacles to US Assange extradition

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FAIL

Re: Are you insane?

"For a start, that was a deportation,"'

No it wasn't a "deportation", it was a kidnapping. Sweden has procedures and a legal framework around deportations - allow me to let you into a little secret you must be oblivious to under your rock - allowing intelligence agencies from other countries that practice torture to swann around kidnapping people from Bromma airport isn't in them.

Now given Sweden's proven form in ignoring it's own laws w.r.t. removing people at the behest of the CIA, I would wager you are a few cards short of a deck yourself.

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FAIL

Yeh right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repatriation_of_Ahmed_Agiza_and_Muhammad_al-Zery

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Lightspeed variable say intellectuels français

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Joke

Re: C is in a vacuum

Pheeeew, lucky they denoted the speed of light as "C", if they had called it "Ruby" we'd have been able to overtake it at walking pace.

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Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

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FAIL

Re: He's right about hardware and driver issues

You gotta be fucking kidding me - it's pretty much exactly that. Linux wireless has had to historically jump through hoops to get any broad-based wireless-device support at all. Loading binary blobs with god-knows-what in them, even wrapping actual windows dlls - all because bloody corporations and their stupid, misdirected IP greed kept interfaces and specs tightly under wraps. Hardware vendors, not Microsoft write drivers for windows, in general.

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First C compiler pops up on Github

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Stop

Re: First C Compiler

"I can use = instead of == in an expression and that's valid?"

Of course you can - just like a+b and a-b are both "valid". Programming languages don't really have to care about your personal dyslexia.

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Nature pulls ‘North Korean radioactivity’ story

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FAIL

Re: We played this wrong.

Total comprehension fail. Where did I mention "the West" or "the US"? "We" was in quotes, see?

That said we know the US sold arms to Iran and issued 771 dual-use technology export licenses, and that the UK & Germany sold pralidoxine and VX precursors to Iraq, as well as biological agents, up to 1992.

Furthermore, the UN didn't over-estimate anything leading up to the 2003 invasion They estimated zero.

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Re: We played this wrong.

"As for the Iraq thing, you do realise that Iraq did have WMDs"

Maybe they'd actually used up the ones 'we' sold them while arming both sides in the Iran-Iraq war?

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Pirate Bay reports pirating anti-piracy group to police

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Great story

Has epic win written all over it. These bozos and their ilk should have the provenance of every single pixel they ever published - even in private capacities - scrutinised and reported if found suspect. Teach them the true meaning of surveillance.

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ICO: How 'sensitive' is personal data? Depends what it's used for...

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Twaddle.

"The sensitivity of personal information should be determined by the reasons behind why the information is to be processed, the UK's data protection watchdog has said."

Bollocks. The sensitivity of the personal information should be determined by whom the information concerns, and no-one else, period.

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Irony alert: Pirate Bay accuses anti-piracy group of illegal copying

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Devil

Well?

Still waiting for the armed thugs to barge in and impound all their Beelzebub-stickered computers. What's good enough for little girls is good enough for corrupt minions.

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Opera joins Google/Apple in-crowd with shift to WebKit and Chromium

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WTF?

Re: Although...

"The problem there might be Opera's corporate clients, who may have chosen Opera partly on the basis that it's closed source."

Any business that chooses a closed source browser based on the criterion that it IS closed-source, in the absence of coercion by legislation - deserves everything coming to them.

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Cat cuffing: Japanese cops collar suspect for mass murder e-threat

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Coat

The Arrestocats?

Yeah I'll get me coat.

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Big Data versus small data: Unpicking the paradox

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Mushroom

Meh

NoSQL. Take any relational dataset, denormalise the living bollocks out of it, store choice bits as objects and then spend an order of magnitude more dosh than you would scaling an ordinary RDBMS trying to make it scale at all after the questions you based your denormalisation on change. No thanks, caching purposes only.

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GNOME project picks JavaScript as sole app dev language

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Devil

Javascript

Oh holy mother of god.

Cue rampaging hordes of hipsters coding entire apps exclusively in λ-functions.

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Hacker faces 105 years inside after FBI 'sexploitation' arrest

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Pirate

Luckily

He didn't download some freely-downloadable literature, he'd be facing half as much again!

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Muslim vid protest hackers turn web-flood hosepipe away from US banks

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Stop

Bollocks!

Keep your bloody sado-masochistic death-cults to yourselves. All of you.

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Hackers squeeze through DVR hole, break into CCTV cameras

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Makes a change

"In short - this provides remote, unauthorised access to security camera recording systems," Moore concludes in a blog post that does a good job of summarising the issue"

As opposed to fuckwits behind cameras being provided with unauthorised access to my whereabouts, lack of dress-sense and allegedly suspicious demeanor .

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Twitter must unmask racist French twits or face $1,300-a-DAY fine

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WTF?

Re: Unmask the froggy racists? too easy.

Child's play to unmask mere xenophobes, though.

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Facepalm

Re: The Right to Free Speech

"The fact that by leaking those files led to real people getting killed, but "hey fuck it!" they were soldiers it was their job."

You are either dissembling, or you have a cognitive disorder. Leaking those files showed REAL people being murdered - by a helicopter gunship acting more-or-less on your behalf.

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Kim Dotcom's locker may be full, but the cupboard is bare

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Facepalm

Re: I don't get it

"That's because Mega is creating a scarcity and then charging you for it. In effect, it's creating virtual property."

The very definition of copyright law itself.

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Top Gear isn't TV, not when it's on YouTube

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WTF?

Re: Biassed BBC

If the BBC is biassed, would that make FOX news polyassed? or just a bunch of tits?

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Latest Java patch is not enough, warns US gov: Axe plugins NOW

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Coat

Re: Believe it or not...

IE may nowadays be more red-headed stepchild than the spawn of the devil it once was, but shitty java-based browser clients to shitty proprietary SSL VPNs are most certainly more than able to step up an assume that dubious accolade. "Requiring crap" isn't really a good use-case.

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MEGAGRAPH: 1983's UK home computer chart toppers

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That chaotic graph

is beautiful to behold.

All those heterogeneous, clunky machines vying for market share. Where's that excitement today? It was the best of times.

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NYC mayor pins crime rate spike on iPhone, iPad theft

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Joke

Poor fanbois

Robbed twice!

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Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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Stop

"If he'd wanted to sail it, his friend Larry Ellison would have put him right on the design(er)."

Are you kidding? Ellison's yacht is just as much a white, brickish post-industrial horror as this thing. I saw it a few years ago moored in beautiful Stockholm. It nearly ruined the entire city it was so hideous.

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WTF?

€13.5m

For "designing" a ship that looks like someone built a works canteen on the jetty then toppled it into the water.

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