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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

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may well not

> Victims may well not know that the "buyer" of the kit is actually located in Nigeria...

Is that the same as:

Victims may not know that the "buyer" of the kit is actually located in Nigeria.. ?

Only I don't see the need to use bad grammar when there is no imperative.

It's not as though you are Nigerian. Or are you?

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Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

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Re: Separatists

> a bit like that actor who played James Bond who supports separation of Scotland and lives in some far away sunny place

What on earth is wrong with that?

I live in England and have no fear over a separation vote.

I'll still be happy to be part Scot and quite pleased to visit an ancestral country again.

It will still be Scotland.

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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Quality tat

What kind of quality is a matter of opinion. I still get threatening letters despite not having wasted my time watching shit in years.

So someone is getting a result.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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Re: Not all collisions are high speed

"an object would hit the Earth after falling from rest relative to it with that velocity... if you neglect _air resistance_ and the angle of impact and a few other minor problems. Small, rocky, objects tend to either burn up or simply explode long before they hit anything solid."

With a symmetrical impact it should be easy to formulate the answers you pose.

There is only one angle of impact (out of 180 x 360) that will form an hemisphere. The air will have the same resistance of 30 inches of mercury or 35 inches of lead -maybe some 50 inches and more of armour steel.

However wobble wouldn't have taken place for quite some time in the 60 or so miles we consider the atmosphere in a perpendicular decent. Maybe the last 7 miles. And even then nothing for it to get excited about. I am assuming it was moving fast enough to cause slip-streaming.

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Symmetry?

Was the so called whatever it was called doing 107,200 in the opposite direction?

Or is there a reason all meteor scars are craters?

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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First we take away your rights, then....

“It is important that consumers have a right of review or appeal in the event their rights are affected under any new scheme. Consumers should have an available mechanism to challenge what are perceived to be unfair, or incorrect, ‘warnings’ issued by an ISP if a consumer is identified as having infringed copyright.”

This creep is astonishing.

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

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This didn't happen

Prior to the official patch, the bug was fixed only in a nightly Enigmail build while the vulnerable stable version remained open for download without prominent warning.

No way!

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Are we there yet, are we there yet? Ballmer 'like a small child' upon buying basketball club

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Team B

What's to stop him hatching a second team and hiving it off to his home town?

Sounds like an excellent business idea rather like Windows 98 and NT. We all know what happened next.

(The management threw the rule books out the window, bought in new players and made them run all over the place senselessly so every time they played Linux they were tired and slow in the second half but fortunately all the fans were Microsoft and all the governing officials were in the same league with the team managers.)

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Gamma's not a goner! UK ISP sorts out major outage

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Re: Not Gamma

The must have hired the rent man that took out my electric meter the snow on the ground winter about 5 years ago. Put in one that didn't connect my storage heaters.

I wondered where he got to. Judging by the long line of refits that followed he might have taken his gang with him.

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In that case you can be King

But only if you force senior managers in all large companies to work alongside their minions in the trenches. No more damned donkeys leading from HQ; please!

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NYC, LA mayors hammer Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

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Mafia

Let's face now that the Roman Catholic church is not such a powerful demigod the corrupt have to put their sons in another similar niche in expectation of a replacement of had anyone thought of US politicians as servants of the public?

I'm pretty sure very few British residents have considered British politicians respectable for a very long time..

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Re: So Many Straws On The Camel's Back...

> If the Federal Gov fails the people again then the people will no longer have any need for the Federal Gov.

But the federal government have armed the local governments to the teeth. Haven't you been watching the news lately?

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Bingo!

“We look forward to working with the mayors of New York and Los Angeles as the regulatory review process proceeds,"

That means:

Given a suitable breathing space, we will get the mayors of two influential cities on our side; especially as their reelection times approach. We are not going to offer them pots of silly money* of course.

*And that means their lobbyists will offer them and their opponents, pots of money in a process that is transparently democratic**.

**And that means that the said lobbyists will handle said pots effectively even even-handedly but in secret.

Just a thought in closing, is it lobbyist time in any large cities' local elections by any chance?

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China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Sounds like a winner NT

What's wrong with NT?

Just needs some inscrutable.... scrutiny.

How about DamnsmallNT?

I just looked up Dino Nuhagic. He sounds Asian if not exactly Chinese. If he could do IT....

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Canaima

I have never even tried it but I imagine it is a cut down version of Mint. If there was an English version I would try it. It was, IIRC, designed to go straight onto government sets that were designed for Microsoft and to use drivers from Windows but I have no idea how.

Sounds like El Reg should live up to its nickname and tell us more. It is time this rag cut the USA adrift. It reads more and more as though it is a US based magazine these days.

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Re: The key will be Linux

Canaima was developed by socialist countries in reply to the USA politically.

There are already immitaion Windows versions of Linux. So what is holding up the Chinese?

And why do they need funds?

Linux development has had very little and look at it now. I presume they want something written in Chinese codes? Is that even possible?

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Best shot: Coffee - how do you brew?

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Not a nut

I buy a large jar of Lidl's least finest and a packet of Morrison's (cheapest I can find locally) cocoa. Half fill a jar with a 3:1 mix. Mix three coffee to one cocoa and shake the jar up. Then I have a decent cuppa, serve it black with a very little salt and some Sweetex. Anything else is just bullshit. I'd buy the more expensive ready mades if they were not so... expensive but the cocoa works wonders on whatever I use.

Try it. And none of that nancie-boy milk in it too, neither!

If you want milk, get your woman pregnant.

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Zero tolerance

> The vehicle was pushed to its limits...

> And then a bit more, apparently.

Not quite. Limits is finite.

Once you get the thing in failure to proceed mode, that is the definition of its limit. After that you start introducing controlled, artificial limits, AKA Safety Limits.

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Quite right

And that is why there was no film show.

Wait.... wouldn't they have video on a destruction engineering run?

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Re: Gee thanks for nothing El Reg

Sounds like you should put the comments on the front page here and leave the journalism to whoever wants to know very little. Maybe a little black box at the bottom with the word Stories on it?

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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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Boffin

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.

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