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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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Hot Pockets

>Snowden said he did want to come back, as he missed hot pockets – which is somewhat bizarre considering how foul they are.

"And then you bit into them, and learned once again that Cut-me-own-Throat Dibbler could find a use for bits of an animal that the animal didn't know it had got."

The NSA/CIA/FBI has worked out that with enough fried onions and mustard, people would swallow anything.

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Re: Honey Trap

"unless you're a policeman or an MP"

FTFY

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About sad....

There was once a man of low station that suffered from Google Translation

What ever he done never got won.

Except Register assassination

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What a relief"

Thank you so much Mr Nsaovitch. You have put my heart at rest at last.

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All the flash world needs is more TLC, suggests report

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Re: Let's hope they fix the data degradation problem

> Demand will start to pick up by the start of the third quarter because the cartels will have made their money back (and some) by then

FTFY.

>> after writing data to flash storage, see dramatic performance hit after a month because of the flash controller having to read back this "stale" data.

You are assuming that the data you thought you had backed up did actually make it to you large, brand new USB 3 storage medium. I consider my new toy vapour ware until I have the time to check out 50-odd GB of data.

The problem is I am too frightened too look.

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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Re: I came for the UFOs but stayed for the anal probing

> One wonders what other miracles of injection are being silently performed by network devices, gateways or otherwise, seeing HTTP traffic going hither and forth.

I'm still wondering what sort of an orphanage allowed Cyril Smith to wonder around with his cock up a little boy's bum until he bumped into an unnamed senior police officer coming the other way with his cock up another little boy's arse and nobody in that 5 eyes thing or Ropey Murdoch's stable of rags caught on.

I can't believe that all the money spent by GCHQ/NSA etetera etcetera is just there to help hide petty peckerdildoes. But what else could it be designed for?

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Appeal court bombshell: Google must face British justice for 'Safari spying'

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Duck duck go

I use Linux and can't find things online due to Google's shaped search turning their engine into a circle jek or as we old Brits used to say a load of wank.

Duck duck go castrates Google but all I get is a load of eunuchy nocky gnochi.

Whilst it might help put an end to the endless stream of 60 year old whores on offer, it circumvents my efforts to find news I haven't read weeks ago and hands me back to google for its used condoms when I am trying to research earth science stuff.

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FCC supremo slams big cable in gridiron Robin Hood metaphor mash-up

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I havew to say that

I really don't like the clunky new interface the Register has these days. I don't like the slow loading and I don't like that drop down box that they must have leased from Windows ME

I think I will take a look at Wired or one of the other sites. Pity. I remember when this was a UK based magazine.

Ah well cet la progresse.

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Chattels

Now give me 100 upvotes because that is what this post really needs

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Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’

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Quite right

I am still wondering what Job's did to get the reputation. I don't want to bother reading the book if a local library ever gets a copy but I wouldn't mind reading some facts. (Not that I am nosey or anything, I just want to know.)

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Here; hang on old sport!

You are dissing the man who did more to aid Adolf Hitler than his highest ranking General, Admiral or Air Marshal (until the USAnians stepped in to close him down.) You'll be telling us that Blighty knew all about the WMD from all that antiterrrrrrst phone tapping, next.

You looking to star in a remake of the Man in a Suitcase, or what?

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Successful - like all of us

> just as Gates's work will ultimately contribute to how we assess his life.

BSOD and diseases?

Or FUD and death and diseased?

Not picking on anyone in particular but it is rather interesting that some think he has saved people from diseases when he made millions out of operating systems that relied on third party freeware antiviral medication. If he couldn't get his OSs to function healthily, why should anyone believe he can do what every third world US minion has failed to dictate?

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BlackHat talk hibernated over 0-day in SAP's Afaria mobile manager

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> Get unlimited access to the content on this page when you register

Please register instead of hacking us

FTFYSAP

"SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with regional offices in 130 countries"

Holding off the revelations has allowed umpteen more customers to fund Stupid Arsed Prats. How difficult can it be to change the message above and solve all the problems?

At least they got their name right.

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Favicons used to update world's 'most dangerous' malware

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What will the stooopid do?

It must take intelligence to run a net of bots yet I still end up a winner of stuff like this:

......Your e-mail has been AWARDED the sum of (2.5)MIILLION EUR(OS). Requested Details.

Name:

Last Name:

Ph:

We await your response. Regards,Mrs Vicente Dora.

Can't make up their minds how to say how much it is, don't even know who won and the lousy spelling and grammar don't inspire me to believe I am more clever than people who are going to be duped by me.

So how do they mastermind all this shit?

And what's a Ph: ?

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Swedish city demands £40,000 to repair teenage hacking spree

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> you guys should be

You blokes should be

FTFY

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> makes me think they got a consultancy firm to do it.

It made me think they still hadn't done it at the time of writing, which means that some generous soul still has time to nip in and round up a few passwords with the idea of selling them off for the 40,000 to pay for the lad's seek and ye shall fined

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

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It is hard to believe that company outlasted Groklaw.

Funny though!

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Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops

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> If YOU can't stop the NSA tampering with your own kit, than we can't trust you, and we can't use you.

It won't be all that long, I am sure, before the average computer user decides to learn how to make a modem/router/thingumy out of old parts. If I had a five year old I would make learning how to do that his first job if he ever wants pocket money.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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Re: unappreciated prophets

> not a scientific assessment of what it took to beat a warship including not fighting back, slowly travelling in a straight line, and didn't take counter-measures.

But would have been assaulted with much smaller bombs. And your point is?

Mitchell realised that the limiting factor in the experiment was how much a plane can carry and how far it has to go. Everything else is just a matter of practice and experience -for both sides. The Doolittle raid might have accomplished everything he suggested, had the top brass learned anything from Pearl Harbour. But they never did!

The most incredible lesson from WW2 is that top brass NEVER expect the unexpected. Military training is just not geared for people who have insight.

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

The British didn't have a decent aircraft carrier in W2. Not for those newfangled monoplanes. The carrying capacity still remained with biplanes, not just because the Hurricane needed a half mile long airstrip until some numbnuts realised the Merlin could power three blades.

At sea, aircraft warfare is all about carrying capacity, the Spitfire never ever became a serious gun deck and the Hurricane remained a short range interceptor until the day it retired. The Whirlwind might have made a viable alternative but it only just made it off the drawing board before that too suffered the fate of having half wits in management.

Good old British blimps. They won the war, don't y'know. Made one of the blighters Prime Minister! No good at war or politics mind you, but the Yanks loved him, what?

Kicked him out soon as we realised what he done, -too late by then of course. Still, never mind, eh? What?

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

> Americans didn't have any canvas biplanes so their fleet was safe.

They did have canvas torpedoes so the Japanese fleets were safe too.

The RN not the RAF taught the Japanese in WW2 it was also the RN who set up Top Gun after the USN realised their Aircraft Carriers were being run by clockworknobrains.

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Listed US tech provider bribed Oz bank worker say cops

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Re: A silicon dioxide sandwich

I think the main problem is that the bank is out of sorts with the idea its directors are silly enough to put the money for the bribes in the same bank. And then let the new data processors loose on it.

It does sound a tad silly.

Let's hope they replace them with people who have a clue about IT.

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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Got a little taste of what happened to Muhammed Ali when he said that America landed on him and his people. Now it is going for the white guys as well as the brown ones. Equality finally gets to America.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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> MOOOAAAARRR POWWWWAHHHH!!!

No. Someone has thought of the children. I have heard that they are hoping to sign up Jimmy Harris to run it all for them. Less power to the tomorrow people.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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One of the best

> I haven't read Raising Steam because I was afraid it wouldn't be as good as the earlier books, so there is that to look forward to.

It was as good as you could hope for. The ones to watch out for are the evangelical books of lists some jackjean evolutionists he wrote with foist on his faithful flock.

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> Here's a thought; Put aside your partisan obsessions for just one moment while the rest of us mark the passing of an exceptional human being.

Here is another thought. We have at least one death we can all really look forward to.

Seriously, yesterday I was contemplating that arse of a book he wrote last and reminded of two even worse ones that he jointly wrote with another loser. At least he won't tarnish any further than that. Thinking that at least there are some scumbags I will enjoy news of the nomoreness of is a balm for a sad day.

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The last books and testament

Sad to say that his last books showed how badly Altzheimer's can maul you. Obviously the people he wrote with shouldered most of those books, I hope to god his daughter doesn't do worse:

"Rhianna's father chose Rhianna to be the 'custodian' of the Discworld before he died. Rhianna has clarified that she will 'hold the reins' of the Discworld, rather than actively participate in the series, and that she will most likely not be writing any 'new' Discworld novels."

I would rather them mustruming on the shelves of the great unseen than that.

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Cyber-whizs partake in mass eye-roll event over latest leaks: CIA spies 'spying on iPhones'

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Rhetorical Questions...

...deserve thumbs ups, especially when asked on mobile devices.

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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So long and thanks for the new plaice

I used to write on H2G2 when it was owned by the BBC. I soon grew out of that but Wikipedia is not the answer. Them damn Yankees believe in democracy and that as any Royalist knows mutually exclusively excludes meritocracy. If us British were to put an ape in high office we would at least choose one competent enough to make it as a librarian. (And it wouldn't reign bananas!)

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MENOPAUSAL KILLER WHALES are wise old birds, trick-cyclists claim

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Have a sarcastic upvote

For being so bloody clever you can discern a non scientist from never having met a person before. If that isn't worth an up-vote on the Internet, nothing is. OK, so nothing is. (But that isn't going to stop me.)

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Proportional representation

> Had he gone around to their house with a couple of pals carrying baseball bats that would have been out of proportion.

I don't think so. The way that some people respond to trolls is to allow them free rein. The result of that is a crippled internet where only lice live. A short pithy question is about all that most dullards need to wake them up or rattle their cages, whatever. But the sort of thing going on here was too far over the top for gentle, laid back argument and electronic reasoning.

In this case, gentlemanly conduct requires the administration of discipline.

> Most of these people would never, ever utter these kinds of comments to their victims' faces.

But some would?

That's what I think too.

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Re: Dare.

> You're right, maybe we should also keep them in doors, they could wear a big long cloak and some sort of veil thing when they are escorted out to stop them from tempting the rest of us.

I actually believe that is why they behave like that and I have a lot of respect of the behaviour of these guys. It is weird isn't it?

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Carriers want 5G to do everything, for anything, anywhere

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Now just hold on a moment

If you cast your mind back to the days when electronic eavesdropping first became viable, it wasn't the Marconis or the Capones that stood to lose, it was City Hall.

Marconi wanted everyone to have facilities that could be spied on.

Capone used runners just like he does today. He don a use a de telephone.

If you think Comcast and AT&T want to give the US people free speech you don't have the faintest idea how badly wrong things are going to get. It will be 6G before the NSA is ready to dole out the next slice. When they are capable of dealing with greater throughput of information, things might be allowed to improve.

Nothing is going to change until then.

The Internet represents the greatest threat to the way governments hoodwink us all. Comcast and the NSA are just good examples of why and how. Take for example a free white state with a small, easily controlled citizenry, whose government has had the radio communications of its far flung natives taped for decades:

>Here in Australia, we enjoy real 4G speeds regardless of network in most areas

See?

Australia is the Russia of the western world. I bet the Sorks have got good comms. too. (And the Norks are working on the Capone version.)

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BlackBerry gets flirty with QWERTY IP, launches $275 Leap

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If this is a silly question

I apologise... But how old are the secret sauces?

A few days before the sell by date is usually a good time to swallow stuff quickly and cheaply. It's just that I couldn't read any small print or even see the label. (And yes, I know that if I have to ask...)

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US military SATELLITE suddenly BLOWS UP: 'Temperature spike' blamed

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Re: 450 nautical miles up

> They will do anything to avoid metric won't they.

In the US Navy?

You have no idea how superior nautical miles are to the French equivalent.

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Google pulls out of gaping Blogger smut black hole

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Surely you just.

I don't know if you are joking but I have had a Blog blog for several years and never realised they were being used for stuff like that.

One born every minute. Does the rest of my life finally get started now?

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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> "Fixing long standing interoperability bugs with other modern browsers could actually break sites who have coded to the IE-specific behavior,"

"Fixing long standing international standards panellists a second time around could be difficult and will be expensive,"

There, fixed you advert for you Reg. Carrion.

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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Big Data

Certain people have been too busy spying on us to think about doing their jobs until now?

Nice!

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German music moguls slammed for 'wurst ever DMCA takedown spam'

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Taking it personally

Generally when people don't like a law it is because it is unjust. In the absence of an unjust law people tend to behave. If you give people a reason to agitate for change they will eventually gt what the mass demand becomes.

That is the nature of politics. A company that doesn't understand customer relations tends to go out of business long before any of that sort of thing happens. Less frequently, isolated incidents occur. Best not to upset too many people and let that happen. In most European countries and all but 2 North American ones, the justice system works fairly well.

When it doesn't, you just keep off their grass.

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Download, download, download.

Ve shchall sie, ja?

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Superfish: Lenovo? More like Lolnono – until they get real on privacy

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It will never happen

Loading a computer with the closed source crapware Windows included IS the business. They are unlikely to have been making dollars on the crap they foisted. It was more likely cents, maybe even fractions of cents.

And low as it is, Linux can't compete with that. But at least it lifts a lid few of us get to see under.

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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The keys to the kingdom

> The safest solution, albeit the more expensive solution, is to invest in a lock that requires a custom key that cannot be duplicated.

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/22184016/key-to-danger-who-else-has-a-key-to-your-house

That was a US survey. British door locks are all made by one firm these days. Chubb, Union, Yale all in the same few factories.

Your best bet is to get two "Yale" locks and a five lever dead bolt on each door. Put the Yales within reach (top and middle, say) and the deadlock at the other extreme. Don't get caught in a fire though.

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'NSA, GCHQ-ransacked' SIM maker Gemalto takes a $500m stock hit

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Most people

Nobody wants to know about politics in Britain. Yet if you watch or listen to the BBC, you would get the opinion that all the viewers are interested in is soap and politics. With some economics on the side. I am not saying we are unaware or antisocial. Just that like things in the US, nobody wants to vote for a politician.

People with functional brain cells stay in and watch the telly/go out for the evening when there is an election. But only because of passing interest/disinterest.

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Re: Works For Me

> Speculation that the Dutch manufacturer may be forced to recall chips, incurring huge costs, caused its share price to fall eight per cent in early trading before recovering a little to four per cent down on closing.

If someone invented a heavy vehicle (lets call it a tank because it will be big and hold a lot of heavy) and goes around banging into other people's vehicles on purpose, you can't blame the manufacturers of other people's vehicles. What the manufacturers of other people's vehicles need to do is take out the tank.

If you supply some "thing" designed for fair wear and tear and a madman completely out of control decides to rip it up and throw it in our face, all you can do is deal with the madman and go and get another "thing".

The market will open up to every other manufacturer of "things" . Some to sell to people who are afraid of psychos and some to people who expect to be treated the way that they treat others. You can't fuck with the golden rule. Not for long. You get heroes like Snowden coming along and pulling your trousers down.

Then, hopefully, someone with a lot of confidence will give you a fucking good spanking.

How thick a veneer do the people who work at secret HQs believe they have?

There are lots of survivalists in Utah and all of them subscribe to channels on video sites that do nothing but discuss bows, arrows, knives, guns and ammo. They can't all be working for the NSA can they?

I can't wait for the action to get started. I wonder if Mr Snowden confiscated their addresses. Could be funny.

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Don't touch me up there! Photoshop creator appeals for 'ethical' use

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Re: that's one way of looking at it, here's another

> “Now it changes the incentive from creating flashy features that demo well but may not be all that useful, to trying to keep our existing subscribers happy,” he added. “We have an incentive to provide new features very quickly, to ship them as they are ready."

> Future users of Photoshop are likely to make increasing use of cloud technology, for example to enable processor-intensive operations even on low-spec mobile devices, and such things only make sense with subscriptions that pay for the ongoing usage costs. So, like it or not, subscription is here to stay.

Sounds like an advert for Gimp.

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Shodan boss finds 250,000 routers have common keys

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Ramifications

I am a bit thick when it comes to stuff like this. What is the meaning for settled law cases where people have been found guilty of piracy and they claimed innocence?

Will every case in (presumably) the western world have to go back to court or will everyone get a free pass/pardon/whatever?

(Just hoping that the people who claim they own all the music in the world will go broke paying back the damages they "claimed".)

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AT&T, Verizon will nuke rivals in next US mobile auction – and it's the FCC's fault, says Legere

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It's not about trolls.

It isn't even about big business.

It is about slowing down the speed of the internet so that the secret police can keep tabs on us without hiring even more third party goers.

What will happen is that more and more military personnel are going to be draughted to spy on the good guys. 5 years time the numbers of trained military men (who set out to become soldiers) co-opted into radioland will make news. In 10 years time it will be taken for granted.

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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I'd fill in the form if I wanted to fill in another form first but...

Are you sure you meant to say this:

> The controversy has served to generate a debate about the economics of the PC manufacturing business, which suffers from notoriously low margins, among security experts.

AMTFTFY:

The controversy has served to generate a debate among security experts, about the economics of the PC manufacturing business -which suffers from notoriously low margins.

Or better still:

The PC manufacturing business suffers from notoriously low margins and the controversy served to generate debate among security experts.

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Horrors of murky TrueCrypt to be probed once more

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A social medium solution

I am pretty sure that the NSA would be broken to crawling pace if everyone downloaded a book at random and sent that with the various files that a secret police farce might be interested in.

Anyone who has any sense and wants to send terrorist information would be using book codes of a pretty nearly unbreakable source by now anyway. I mean how long does it take to write a couple of novels these days?

You could even have them badly translated into various languages to help clog the Satanic mills of Utah. The NSA will eventually cripple USA the way that the Afghanistan war crippled Russia if we all did that. They would have to make Verizon and Comcast a permanent crawl to keep up.

You can photocopy the Quran or Bible -or if you really want to go large any of the Indian religious mantras. Some of those Yogis are really off the wall. That would make life fun for GCHQueuers. Might even convert a few of them. Or worse :)

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Taint gonna happen!

> There's Nowhere To Go

Heaven for monkeys is a new planet to fuck-up.

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