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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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I'm sure I can't be the first to comment on this but I am going to say it anyway.

40 seconds prancing before he flatlines. 26 seconds yelling, hopping, skipping and jumping for the equivalent of some 30 paces and just under 14 seconds walking because he ran out of steam.

I've been to catalogue company scams with more action. And they all looked a lot fitter. You have to look the part to act the part. With his money though, you can afford to buy peope to exercise for you. I hope it is a better investment than Windows ME, Vista, 8 or that mobile OS for pdas I can't recall the name of.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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> a sense of gross injustice better than new flashy trainers.

Nothing pushes the right wing buttons than the appearance of new trainers on the block.

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Snowden leaks show that terrorists are JUST LIKE US

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Removable connections

> Better to leave the phone at home (or wherever your alibi is.)

It took an Edward Snowden to help us realise that the combined Secret Services can be duped by old tech?

Nice one!

Meanwhile we can all rest assured that valuable data can be shared between terrrrsts by snail mail provided they can remember long tracts of text verbatim, sort of like good old fashioned book codes.

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Researcher snaps a Zeus hacker's photo through his webcam

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Re: Bhatt missed a trick.

A death threat?

Removing his eyes?

I'd have let him keep his eyes while he needed them to watch the operation to remove his lower jaw, break it and stuff them teeth first up his backside.

Then perhaps remove his eyes. Or maybe let other people see him watching the looks on his face as he complains to them?

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£100m DMI omnifail: BBC managers' emails trawled by employment tribunal

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Re: Only one man caused the failure of the £100m digital media initiative?

> I'd say most of the key people knew it was doomed, but were scared of saying so

Actually it can't be that flat faced. A decent management committee would have been a shout fest years before the shit got anywhere near a fan. Thet's the whole point of management. Why do the BBC think onlookers can't see that?

There would have been lots of stories about chairs hitting walls and all sorts of acrimonious leaks to the press -even one or two stabbings, what else is failing badly?

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Re: At least it's not my money these buffoons are burning

"Re: At least it's not my money these buffoons are burning

No it isn't.

Neither do you need a license to own a TV.

You need a licesence to watch broadcast TV or to stream media 'as live' (ie as its being broadcast). Catch-up TV in its various forms is crap."

FTFY.

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

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Free as in

America?

That's a joke, right?

I see what you did there.

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Re returns

> You also have 14 days (something like that) in which you can return it for a full refund...

Who pays for that and can you charge interest?

Scrub that.

What you do is buy one and take it back after 13 days use and demand five or ten quid for your trouble, plus interest. Then you buy another one and do the same. You will soon accrue enough money to buy...

Oh... wait...

No that's right. Then when Apple go broke you buy a Samsung...

...with the money you saved...

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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

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In Soviet USA

Why is it only Republicans get to commit assassinations?

A good dose of Liberal assassins would be just what the colonies need right now.

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NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

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I would laugh at this if I weren't having a laugh

we definitely don't treat ancestors of the slaves equally;

Really?

Hard to imagine how that might be.

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Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ King of Foo

Britain owned the ships, insured the ships, funded the slavers, and continued to throughout the civil war while your government supported the Confederates. As I said before, I did not treat ANYONE unequally (I wasn't even alive.)

Which of us was, you fucking idiot?

But spouting ignorant crap and trying to make me feel guilty for something I and my ancestors NEVER had anything to do with tells me you are just another ignorant f@ck.

Exactly how didn't your ancestors have anything to do with Britain's support of your ancestors?

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Re: _Lies My Teacher Told Me_

Do not get this from your library nor read it over the open internet. It would be deemed unAmerican by patriots.

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US slavery

Children were still being used in factories into the middle of the 1930's, a decade when grown men would work just for food. Babies were dying all over the midwest. Not from diseases but from malnutrition. Think Oxfam adverts.

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Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ King of Foo

The natives still live in cocentration camps in the USA. A useful tool invented in the early 19th century and copied by the UK in South Africa fr the duration. And the other North American natives are not alowed to visit their cousins in the said concentration camps because they are behind the xenophobic fence on the Mexican border.

Presidunce Eisenhauer exported racial segregation (to a Britain that ran its armies with a smattering of integration) while he was still in charge of eradicating genocidal monsters. Pot Kettle Nonwhite.

In Vietnam the idiot in chart (Westmoreland) when not smearing all and sundry with WMD and grossly illegal other WMD, set up state wide segregation camps. Or were they concentration camps?

The only person to be made a national hero for refusing to join the genocide was a non white.

How many centuries are you unsure of from your era of brainwashing history lessons?

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CIA ran Central America

And you didn't know that United Fruit was behind the importation of Cocaine?

FFS what have you not been reading since you left the social deterministic policy formentors with an high school pass ?

Fox Newsflashes?

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Childcatcher

Why is anyone surprised by this?

> And are we seeing a wave or arrests as the NSA turn over child porn to the DOD?

> Are USA child molesters being rounded up by the horde?

> No?

Are USA child molesters being rounded up by the NSA?

And being given protection and wages?

No. They were hired years ago, so that solved everyone's problems.

I think Edward Snowden may be secure if he has stashed a cache of evidence for a get out of Guantanamo Bay free card.

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Sinkholes and the AAO

It appears that these phenomena go hand in hand with periods of enhanced phreatic activity earthwide.

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Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

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Got a Spanish version?

Buying goods from abroad is difficult under the present Venzuelan regime. Bitcoin seems like an answer. Is there a Spanish version of this story, anyone?

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Alien

No one ever heard

Tzu Lu said: The ruler of Wei is anticipating your assistance in the administration of his state. What will be your top priority?

Confucius said: There must be a correction of terminology.

Tzu Lu said: Are you serious? Why is this so important?

Confucius said: A superior man is cautious about jumping to conclusions about that which he does not know. If terminology is not corrected, then what is said cannot be followed. If what is said cannot be followed, then work cannot be accomplished. If work cannot be accomplished, then ritual and music cannot be developed. If ritual and music cannot be developed, then criminal punishments will not be appropriate. If criminal punishments are not appropriate, the people cannot make a move.

Therefore, the superior man needs to have his terminology applicable to real language and his speech must accord with his actions. The speech of the superior man cannot be indefinite.

http://praxeology.net/confucius.htm

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Re: I'd still tack "alledgedly" before any attribution to a missile strike

Haven't you seen the film Conspiracy Theory?

What actually happens in genuine accidents is that teleconnections cause the human brain to malfunction and thus all traffic routes become more likely to suffer fools. It is only circumstantial evidence but...

Aiming a misile deliberately and hitting a plane at 5 miles still needs concentration, so the likelihood of an earthquake coincidental to un~natural "accidental" behaviour is smaller. (Still there though.)

I know I could have written this more clearly but I am wasting my time responding anyway, so yah boo sucks.

(For anyone interested, all you have to do is look up the various forms of traffic accidents with your favourite search engine and compare the results with results for magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes in the same time frame.)

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Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN

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Paris Hilton

2008?

This "cure" was pointed out in an article written in 2008 -after it was covered in a computer show?

And it isn't the front end of all Linux operating systems yet?

WTFhIT been F hiding for F 6 F years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too

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Everyone's a criminal these days.

The problem with tyranical governments is that when you treat every one as a criminal, the population is by default going to cross the line. I can see the anarchists spoken about on here:

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/inside-dark-wallet/?mbid=nl_wired_07216014

taking over the world.

The problem is not how bad code is and why monopolies take so long to put their products right; it is that those taking advantage of the problems are not just crooks, they are secret policemen. And if there is no law against them, the only alternative is to be an outlaw. I won't be around when the generation of people being spied on from the cradle will grow up learning to deal with it.

We know what happened in Russia when everybody was a spy: Once the government changes, gangsterism becomes rife. Honest citizens just don't know what to do to get away with a little criminality. They have consciences. Take that away and hell comes to dinner.

Hopefully I will be wrong about this but stupid has a way of mastering everything it touches.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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Re: I can't believe

>Microsoft seemed invulnerable due to its size.

They would have died after Vista but were still just about able to enjoy the last years of PC upgrades. That got them to Windows 8 which became a neo-Vista because fo the need to lock in what PC users still feared: Linux.

It wasn't size that did it but vendors like Dell and HP (and most other OEMs) being afraid of allowing the user to decide for themselves -which was just a matter of keeping the old hands at Indian help desks. Nothing to do with MS, everything to do with manufacturers of hardware.

In fact if it wasn't for the like of Zone Alarm and AVG etc., the OS would have had to earn its own keep 2 decades ago. They could keep on shovelling shit because that is what most users were scared of no longer using.

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Forget the mobile patent wars – these web giants have patented your DATA CENTER

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>Authentication mechanisms are vital cogs... it's likely that any large cloud provider has implemented systems covered by the patents.

But:

>Patent applications take anywhere from four to ten years to filter through the system... so these designs reflect the wave of invention that has spread through large cloud data centers in the past decade.

So if the patents are still being applied for, or are pending trial by bribed, fat, wax-faced wonker in women's clothing (not sure if long, flowing vestments, ugly wigs and patent leather, silver plated buckled shoes are de rigueur in Texas) then all their base are belong us. Or words to that effect, si?

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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

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FAIL

Going back just one lifetime

If the original computer crackers had a crib they'd be in in a flash with all the data collected over the 3 or more days (that it used to take to "crack-in") exploited. Good enough to win battles not good enough to prepare for them.

Do you think they can't plant similar cribs in every anachist's group known?

Today if the NSA wants your information they only need to plant such cribs using their own account info.

If they wanted to know how a bank encrypts their data, for instance, they open an account with the bank. They then know what the coded data says. How long do you think it takes to break every code in every bank with the sort of funding the NSA and GCHQ enjoys?

But it is even easier than that. They know how the banks work. Every government agency is migrating to Adobe back ends and what isn't on Microsoft XP /Blackhelicopterhat wearing Linux servers is not worth getting (but they get that too anyway.)

Ditto for any Iranainetc computers that have any sort of prefabrication from the USA or its ally the Democratic People of China. If they can tell what books you have been reading over the last 13/14 years they can do everything. Why it took Snowden to point that out beggars logical reason.

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Snowden seeks Russian asylum extension

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He's an expert security IT bod

His services to a small country with files on a big-neighbour/terrorist-country/police-state/dictatorship would make him a big fish in a very small pond. It's just a matter of which dictatorship breaks first. If I was him I'd look for another safe country. Venezuela perhaps or .... hmm... Or stay in Russia.

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Behemoth regrets

What more do you want. Flying chairs?

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Star Wars: These are the 'unknown' actors we were looking for

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Epic space battles with space ships acting like fighter planes!

Kind of spoils everything for everyone when you think that the whole ethos about space travel is getting a monster off the deck and spending most of the rest of the beeeeeeelions involved in planning how to make a very small part of whatever is left of it drift through gravitational attraction until wherever it is going gets in the way.

And then converting all that into a machine with the up close and fancy antics of a piston engined monoplane from the early 1940's, -complete with sound effects.

Not saying it is impossible, mind... just saying.

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When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

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Google may be involved...

But what is it guilty of?

Have they fleeced the public or the company or customers of the company or what?

Why should they be blamed for showing anyone where details of a criminal can be found?

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How does a giant remove a man's name from a search engine

A huge concern like Google can't jst tell its servers to obliterate the man's name. It would block everyone with that name.

It is a stupid law to try and enforce and not only enforce it once but to exclude any subsequent iterations. Such a thing wouldn't just tie up the courts it would tie up the internet.

As soon as the last trace of the man has been got rid of some clown will mention it on Twitter and then.....

Come to think of it, it could be a fun diversion for the rest of us on a rainy afternoon. Feeling bored?

Why not tie up the search engines of every server in Europe?

Can't wait.

But then I aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects ...and that cap fits.

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Crypto thwarts TINY MINORITY of Feds' snooping efforts

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If the police state

Just imagine a world half filled with starving people and the other so rich they buy their processed vegetation from extremely expensive sources...

Who ya gonna call?

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Judge says there's no such thing as a 'Patent Troll'

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How about naughty boughty? NT

This text is a non product oriented entity serving one purpose alone, that of distinguishing the post to the server on this website.

(Patent pending.)

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ICO probes BBC after secret British army unit's info LEAKED

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@ Smudge

All the money that has been wasted on teaching "ICT" in this country =

This bit is about bullets and target practice.

it is still the norm to copy and modify documents rather than use templates, style sheets, etc. =

Some militants prefer home made or modified (or maybe secret service modifations (not clear, more data required.))

The use of a template for the application form would have meant that there was minimal chance of needlessly copying unnecessary data. =

The weapons used can still be traced if care is not taken.

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New NSA boss plays down impact of Snowden leaks

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I had great difficulty reading the article

The word BASTARDS!! kept getting in the way.

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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive

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Facepalm

So as a potential terrorist...

What is to stop me using good old fashioned book codes over the net?

I'm pretty sure bibles and q'rans -for obvious examples, make ideal texts for spies like us to pass messages on in very simple codes without all the encryption buggery.

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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So you see; it is OK really

Really?

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Let's hope the Germans have the balls to shit on them

I wish the German banks (or the Swiss, maybe) can come up with a suitable replacement for Pay Pal.

It's incredible that none of the lords and masters of the internet has set up offices outside their NSA's "right to screw everything" domain.

I gave up hope for all things USAnian when the Smithsonian went from HTML4 to Adobe M$ only. I've been smarting over that for ages while all this Snowden business was going on. There is just so much bum-buggery involved it hurts.

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Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips - reports

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Boffin

Don't believe everything you read. OTOH...

“For strict security enthusiasts believing AMD and Intel have been compromised by the NSA or other US agencies, it's time to celebrate.”

Read:

Russia is ruled by gangster the scion of the ones who turned everyone into a spy in the good old days.

NSA is doing what Uncle Joe Macarthy wanted to do and nearly managed.

And GCHQ is the son of the fat drunk who gave Eastern Europe to Stalin.

"Seeing as how dependent Russia is on external expertise in areas like oil and gas exploration, I doubt very much that it is capable of building and maintaining chip-making facilities."

Read:

Russia's hands-on approach to engineering gave them superb rocket engines and before that, made the Rolls Royce jet engine as good as anything the USA had.

Their present crop of polonium toting, rouble wielding, gas-line owning, Ukraine invading gangsters are not going to let the CIA do what it wants with their address books and e-communications if they can help it. Especially not if there is a huge market for a new player involved.

Ditto that if Iranian nuclear reactor making, jihadist supporting, oil well owning, USA hating Iranians want in on it too.

By the way, decades ago, Russian oil exploration encompassed research that western interests have not even considered yet.

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Auditors blast Blighty cops over binned multi-million pound IT project

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Hello, hello, hello.

Hello?

Hello??

Err... hello?

Nobody's in sarge!

Hello?

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Re: Not a 'hack'.

Not an hack.

Good grammar restored to the previous poster.

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the worst legal system in the World

Speaking as a retard; in the USA whistleblowers feel safer in Russia and the FBI invades homes in New Zealand. OK that isn't strictly in the USA but...

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Customer mark up service

46 if you count mine.

I never touched your post as I thought your comment valid - even very well justified. The story had nothing to do with the USA. But since the NSA and CIA are monitoring the site for sure, you can go and hang.

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Tech companies are raising their game (and pants) post-Snowden

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Government Agencies

The Smithsonian uses an Adobe backend on its servers that is openly hostile to Linux (Try downoading the volcano database it offers for Excel users.) Am I wrong in supposing that the other agencies that have all gone that way or Googlified their sites are in fact doing it just to watch us?

It was very strange that the Smithsonian ditched their text archive for a website that just didn't work. (Now it just doesn't work in Linux KDE (not sure what the other versions are like.)) Fancy them not keeping the viable one running during the switch!

And you can't even copy and paste the address they give you as a non-link to complain through. Can you fathom it?

Beats me.

The British Meteorological&Climategate Office is also doing something similar but no doubt that is foist on them by GCHQ. Anyone know who is running ther software?

I imagine they could do it in house if that was government policy. I assume they have tech people for writing code for their models.

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Kim Dotcom: You give me proof of govt corruption in my case, I give you MEELLIONS

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What thread are you from?

What has this got to do with all the rants about finance?

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600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales

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Re: That sounds like you never heard of damn small linux

Any reason you put XP on P1s?

Or was it just ignorance?

Either they get to learn to be just as ignorant or they don't get... oh wait...

Let me rephrase that...

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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

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Arsehole teachers just what every child needs, a miserable bitch to catch them on their downside.

"My wife thinks its pointless and boring she's a teacher and supposed to teach it from September!"

I can remember the teacher who put me off school for most of my schooldays. (But I was easily persuaded.) She's going to do a great job. Maybe her boss is being paid by Microsoft?

Well at least somebody's thinking of the children.

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Facial recognition tech convicts man in Chicago robbery case

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I can smell black helicopters.

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Flying saucer with 'stadium-sized' orb to INVADE Earth's skies

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Re: Waste of Helium?

Since the balloon is not a part of a factory complex or any other cooling system and hydrogen would prvide much more lift per stadium, why isn't hyrogen the gas of choice?

Doesn't NASA have the capabilities needed to design an hydrogen balloon?

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Re: So ....

I was wondering who was going to think of the children.

So hw may swimming pools fill a garbage patch and can we rely on NASA to put them in the skies around Hawaii so that few of them will drift into the Atlantic?

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Is the answer to life, the universe and everything hidden in Adams' newly uncovered archive?

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Re: The ultimate question of life the universe and everything. (thx1138v2)

Is that one to think of having a planet to use light bulbs and the other to get the contract arranged designed and paid for and 8 children between them while waiting thousands of years for Thomas Edison?

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