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Snowden's secure email provider Lavabit shuts down under gag order

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FAIL

"Osamba"

That makes you look as pathetic as the people who use M$ or Micro$oft at every opportunity.

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Fraudster gets ten years after selling fake 'ionic charge' bomb detectors

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Pint

Good.

Does this mean we can prosecute homeopaths now?

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That Osbo bloke - he's on your Twitters. 'What a c**k'

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Pint

My two favourites:

"Briefcase wanker."

"Go stick your cock in a tiger."

All good quality stuff!

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Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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Re: These were great

LOAD * "m";1;"<program name>"

I set up little menus to be able to load one of two or three games off each cartridge.

The trick of repeatedly formatting the cartridge to get the maximum capacity out of them - I'm sure I had some which had a capacity of 99KB.

Now I need to dig into boxes and find them...

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Curiosity succeeds – Mars was wet enough for life!

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Alien

The only real question is...

What's amanfrommars's take on this?

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Paris Hilton

> Flesh Gordon

Err, are you sure about that?

I had *ahem* heard from a friend, that Flesh Gordon was the grumble flick version of Flash Gordon...

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The universe speaks: 'It's time to get off your rock!'

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Pint

Call the sub-editor!

"Sooner or later we're going to get hit by something, and if it's big enough our the planet could be inhabitable by humans for years or even decades."

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Archaeologists uncover 'Unicorn's lair'

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Re: On a related note:

That would be /b/ at work:

http://i.imgur.com/qhrab.png

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Half of us have old phones STUFFED in our drawers

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Headmaster

Good grief

Dear Bill,

It's 'drawer' not 'draw'.

You'rs discustid,

Tunbrige Wels

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Girlfriend 'tried to MURDER ME with her AMPLE BREASTS'

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Re: THIS is possible!

"The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised." - Zap Brannigan

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Swedish woman cuffed for sex with skeleton SHOCKER

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Re: Don't believe a word she says...

I find this humerus.

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April Fools Day's Finest

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Badgers

The Razer Talon Gaming Bio-Exoskeleton

http://www.razerzone.com/talon

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Middle England chokes on Nice Baps

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Coat

el tit

Sounds like a storm in a d-cup to me...

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Winamp advises forum password reset after mystery hack

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Re: How Retro

It still whips the llama's ass.

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Gov report urges total consumer contract law overhaul

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Who'll give me odds?

What do you reckon the likelihood is that if they are re-written that somehow consumers will end up with less protection than they currently have?

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Linux life savers for paranoid penguins

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Badgers

I think I need an eye test...

...I read 'encrypted backups' as 'encrypted badgers'.

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Apple to lead fanbois 'Back to the Mac'

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Terminator

<headlion>

And forget about the computers and blackjack...

Terminator - shiny metal ass etc...

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Ubuntu's iTunes jumps to Windows and Android

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FAIL

Really?

I think you should ask around at your local hospital - every surgeon I know (ok, all 4 of them) has a selection of music playing as they work in theatre...

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Google menaces penguins with Street View Antarctica

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Coat

Bite my shiny metal ass

"Full of fish?"

"Not entirely"

"Then let's fish"

My coat is the dinner jacket....

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Van driver follows satnav up goat-track, gets stuck on mountain

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Coat

Coincidentally...

...something similar happened in May 1940...

"Eva, are you sure zis iz zer right vay?"

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Police issue lettuce e-fit

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Flame

Perhaps..

Keith Flint from The Prodigy?

Or his dad....

Icon because apparently he is something of a fire starter....

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Warner Bros flogs Nikita on iTunes

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FAIL

Hmmm

So for the cost of a DVD box-set, I can have lower quality downloads?

Where do I sign up?

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Apple issues moral regulations apps dev guide

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Hmmm

"we're keeping an eye out for the kids"

Isn't that exactly what paedophiles do?

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Ten... Wireless Headphones

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Dead Vulture

Whaaaat?!?

"promotional pics of a bosomy blonde in a sports bra"

And we only get the shot of the (somewhat garish) headphones?!?

This is not The Register which I know and love...<shakes head sadly>

You've let yourselves down.

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Inmate-frying microwave pain blaster turret installed in US jail

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Coat

Hmmm

I'm sure the inmates will be initially delighted to discover that the guards will be getting AIDs...

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Microsoft Windows glider crashes

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WTF?

Sometimes...

Sometimes there's just not enough WTF? in the world....

Lycra-clad Power Ranger dancers. Check.

Gobsmackingly bad attempt to MS-ify an aging club tune. Check.

'Flying' machine which appeared to be missing any obvious lift vs mass advantage. Check.

People surprised when it plummeted. Check.

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Perseid meteors 'thrill star-gazers'

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Coat

Wait...what?

Instead of looking for meteors, you were shooting rapists and murderers from a bedroom window?

Well played sir, well played!

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CEOP claims success for Facebook 'panic button'

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Big Brother

Hmmm

You've obviously thought of the children...and who thinks of children the most? That's right - paedophiles.

Stay where you are, the Paedofinder General will be along to torture your confession out of you shortly.

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Serpent imprisons rattled Yorkshire family

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another title

Oh well, fucked that up then....

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2FishInATank

a title

Enough is enough! I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes in this Monday-to-Friday...err... garden...hmmm....

(Alternative TV edit for the daytime audience and as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of Ms Bee.)

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Possibly the world's most pointless review

2FishInATank

More frontline reports....

Apparently the original author of the criticism isn't universally loved: http://worldofstuart.com/

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2FishInATank

Further news from the chair war trenches

As mentioned by AC 16:55, Benchmark Reviews have issued a DMCA takedown notice against the page linked to in the article.

However, as is traditional there's a nascent Streisand effect on the rise....

The original critic's homepage is at www.worldofstu.co.uk where one can find a forum which has a thread about this whole palava here: http://s2.zetaboards.com/worldofstuart/topic/5093413/1/

The long and the short of it is that the original page is on the way to being restored, and http://wosblog.wordpress.com/ is currently up and running.

There's also a metafilter article about it here:http://www.metafilter.com/93993/Corruption-in-the-chair-world

Apologies to our dear moderatrix for the many links to other sites, but it is interesting* to see what lengths Benchmark Reviews are going to in an attempt to silence and remove from the interwibble someone who is making a criticism of their 'review'.

* - for specific values of 'interesting'....

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2FishInATank
FAIL

Chair war censored?

Interesting to note that the 'eruption' link (http://wosblog.podgamer.com/2010/07/21/benchmark-reviews-busted-more-like/) now leads to an 'Account Suspended' page....

I suspect, from the timing and recent comments from a Benchmark Reviews writer then the following reply from the author, that Benchmark Reviews have really got their knickers in a twist about this.

The long and the short of it was that BR have published a fawning review of a $1200 chair which seems to be mainly copied from a press release, yet claimed to be independently authored and a critical review. The WoS article called them on this and pointed out that comments on the BR page which asked about this had been deleted, then his IP blocked.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=562&Itemid=58

Make your own mind up, but there are lots of phrases which are never used by human beings - only ever in press releases.

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Movie, tech giants prep universal online media store

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Thumb Down

Hmmm

I wonder what happens when you're bored of a film and want to sell it?

Odds are that it won't be possible to do so - methinks the film industry has watched the development of Steam (for example) with envious eyes...

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Oakland green lights 'industrial' marijuana cultivation

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FAIL

Eh? WTF?

As the kids say - FAIL.

There is no way that a stoned individual would dispose of a pastie in an ATM, or indeed anywhere other than their own face.

I severely doubt that there is any way in which you could convince anyone who is stoned to go to the effort of sticking a traffic cone on a belisha beacon.

As for the fire hazard angle, I guess that's why we hear of so many stoners self-immolating on every nightly news broadcast.....no....wait....

What you seem to have done is attempt to tar marijuana users with the same brush as alcohol ABusers. Your logic is worthy of the Daily Mail but very few other places.

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Street View's Wayne and Garth: The most excellent truth

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WTF?

Hmmm....

A Jackson guitar with a scratchplate? Unusual - not totally unheard of, but certainly unusual....

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All-in-One Inkjet Printers: Best Buys

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this is a title

I recently bought a somewhat cheaper MFD - I went for a Brother MFC-255CW, although the printing element was the least of it's features for me. I only required a scanner and fax machine as I already have a laser for bulk/b&w work and a dye-sub for photo quality stuff.

I second AC's call - more info about the scanning capabilities would be useful.

As would knowing more about the print cartridges - I chose the Brother over Lexmark, Epson, Canon and HP models because it was the only one which had separate CMYK cartridges rather than a single one which would require replacement as soon as one colour ran out. It was also the only one whose cartridges were not chipped, meaning that I've got the option to re-fill them once they're empty.

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Mobile broadband: not up to the job?

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Hurrah for the dongles, but...

...please name the guilty ISP who acted like bureaucratic morons!

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Secret ancient code, basis of all modern civilisation, cracked

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Works fine on 10.10 here...

It's always worked fine here, no matter which version of Opera, or which OS I use it on.

I'm even posting this from 10.10 on my old pc which I'm about to upgrade to 10.53...or maybe the 10.60 beta....hmmm...

Long term (since v4) Opera user, and I certainly don't notice any CSS related oddness on sites that I visit regularly....

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Kim Jong-Il in radish inspection shocker

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Coat

Obligatory....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_9QhRzJEs

I know, I know....

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'Draw Mohammed' page removed from Facebook

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FAIL

Errr....

I'm sure I'll not be the first to point this out, but the group still seems to be there for me!

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YouTube saves dumb children from offensive content

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Coat

Butt...

...wiv al da baad speelin in da kommentz doze asterixis wont werk....

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Google chief: Only miscreants worry about net privacy

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@Mr Mrr

It's a SCRaper for gOOGLE, geddit? ;)

The good bits of Google's search engine without the more disturbing periphery.....

http://www.scroogle.org/donatesc.html

I'm almost 100% certain that scroogle.com is unrelated with the .org....whether the dress is common, slutty or not in evidence whatsoever!

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Scroogle....

https://ssl.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbwssl.cgi?Gw=%s

Works in Opera, Chrome and Firefox.....

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Pentagon world-sim tool making good progress, say profs

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Welcome

To paraphrase an idea from Douglas Adams

"Indeed, groups among them might presumably decide - as part of their internal decision-making process - to develop a simulated world of their own."

There was another theory which suggested this had already happened.

Mat because I, for one, welcome our StOMA bearing overlords....

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Write haiku, win home server

2FishInATank
Gates Horns

Pah! BeOS error messages FTW!

Stealing ideas from

The BeOS will not win you

any friends here Bill

Some particularly relevant NetPositive error messages:

Won't you please observe

A brief moment of silence

For the dead server?

First snow, then silence.

This expensive server dies

So beautifully.

Ephemeral site.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

Errors have occurred.

We won't tell you where or why.

Lazy programmers.

Server's poor response

Not quick enough for browser.

Timed out, plum blossom.

Stay the patient course

Of little worth is your ire

The server is down

Error reduces

Your expensive computer

To a simple stone.

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Massive net surveillance programme on schedule

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FAIL

@AC 12:25

If you think it matters who is in power by 2010 - never mind 2016 - then you are even more stupid than I imagined.

There, fixed.

Don't kid yourself, whoever is in power this scheme will go ahead whether the people of this country like it or not. And I most certainly do not.

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Apple Magic Mouse

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Coat

Dextral

"it should suit the sinistral as well as the right-handed"

I think the word you were groping for is 'dextral' ;)

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Steve Ballmer's Windows 7 dance party

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Re: Creeeeeek.....

"We shall not speak again of this place."

...until the next time...

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Trucker prangs rig while cracking one off

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Pint

re: What a prat

<insert SUV drivers are wankers comment here>

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