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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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So in other words

He wants you to leave your front door unlocked.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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Re: open wifi

British coppers? Probably.

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Re: Alternatively

Criminals swiping phones for illegal use is well documented. Why wouldn't the rightful owners wipe them at some later date?

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Alternatively

Innocent person's phone gets stolen by criminal.

Criminal gets bagged for some other crime, because he's a criminal, they do crimes.

Phone gets taken as evidence.

Innocent person discovers theft.

Innocent person wipes their mobile, unaware that they are destroying evidence.

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NSA spying will shatter the internet, Silicon Valley bosses warn

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In other news,

Dihydrogen monoxide revealed as world's wettest liquid. Film at 11.

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

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Re: Tory boy

A quick search suggests the answer is mostly Americans.

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4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM

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They can't.

Next question, how can they conclusively say it's not Jeremy Clarkson?

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Re: Just for my own piece of mind...

Make of this what you will.

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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

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Re: Appendix A is great!

Cheaper on DVD.

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Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay

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Coat

Re: Which wrist do you put it on?

You clever-dick.

Also gone.

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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Re: Hmmm

"Now if the Scots could get Rup to vote No for Independence, I suspect the Yeses will just pile in,"

He's already come out in support of Yes.

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India government: 'net should not be censored

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Sorry, should have specified

I'm in that place you will hit next time you throw a dart at a map and it hits land.

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Sounds like one of ours.

Politician says law is only used in extreme cases, given example of law being applied to being rude about a piece of cloth.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Everything is an innuendo

First time I've heard it called that.

(We're discussing his cocaine habit, yeah?)

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Everything is an innuendo

The problem is that people aren't willing to discuss sex openly so instead they hijack acceptable terms and turn them into sexual talk, ruining great works of literature for generations to follow who cannot avoid smirking every time Watson ejaculates at Holmes.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Re: "Copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple"

So, uk.gov is trying to enforce US law in the UK?

Still?

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MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS

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Re: The branch-off into frankly bizarre constructions has gone too far.

Read the terms. They're the ones doing the spanking.

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Re: Sock gnomes

I saw a theory once that socks slip into an alternate universe. The premise was that each universe attracts one item into itself from all others. Ours is, of course, attuned to collect hangers.

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Turn it around

The title explicitly states that it's okay to be lewd and offensive toward women, as long as you're okay being lewd and offensive toward men too.

Please don't be lewd and offensive, mmkay?

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

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I sought out the audio

I heard people describing it as a British accent, but I wanted to know what kind of British accent.

Had I not found the audio I might have just played the video minimised. If it were illegal then having minimised it wouldn't be a defence.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Re: Irrelevant observation number 1:

The problem is that so many in-car gadgets cannot be used without turning your phone on.

This device would be wonderful if it was on a GPS with link to your choice of dashboard displays. Throw in a phone and get thee behind me.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson

The cops beat Anonymous to it.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Re: Resets?

Yeah, me too more or less, but I would like something that a manager might notice.

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Have you got a link for the studies that show regular password resets are a bad idea? It would be very useful.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Re: You're all couch potatoes

When 24 was first released on DVD, a friend challenged me to join them watching the first season back to back.

I didn't make it.

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More yoof words?

I hadn't realised that "yoof" itself was in there. Janet Street-Porter, you have killed our culture.

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Spell Sepaton backwards three times ... Puff! It just vanished into HDS

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I read it as anti-human operatives. Not sure who they work for.

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MPs to gaze upon biometric data industry's ID-gobbling tech

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Re: Of course new laws are required

So, just anyone who looks like a politician?

Worth a go.

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Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

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Did you put the Joke Alert icon there by mistake?

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: Put it on Youtube

I thought politicalbetting.com had a link to the debate on Youtube.

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BAD VIBES: High-speed video camera records your voice from trash

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Re: Insufficient data

As someone posting from a machine with MATLAB on it, the speed of MATLAB varies greatly based on how you're using it. If they're using a lot of MEX code then the speed is semi-realistic. If not, optimised CUDA code would probably bring the processing time down to a minute or two.

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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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Re: oh, sorry!

The chocolate hasn't been as popular since they put Baldrick in charge of it.

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Re: oh, sorry!

Looks like America just reduced the penalty for Treason to court martial followed by immediate cessation of chocolate rations.

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: Jaywalking - an artificial crime

I used to think that Jaywalking laws served no purpose. Then I had to drive around Sleaford a few times. In a really badly planned town I can see them being useful.

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MPs to sue UK.gov over 'ridiculous' EMERGENCY data snooping law

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Such a shame David Davis didn't become Tory leader instead of Cameron.

Oh, but he did. Don't you remember how strongly Cameron insisted that only First Past The Post results should matter? That the person who got the most votes in the first round of an election should be declared the outright winner? Well, by that definition he must believe that David Davis is Tory leader.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.

Wasn't there a Stormtrooper turned good (ish) guy in three of the films already? Or is that not the canon backstory any more?

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

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Re: No one ever heard of risk analysis?

I don't think these were people from the same organization. When I went to a conference in New Zealand I had some problems at the airport and looked for a guy with a poster tube to find someone who probably knew the answers since sure enough he was going to the same place.

This was a bigger conference so logically there would be a lot more people on every plane going that way in the couple of days running up to it.

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

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Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"

Sure, there could be different reasons. It could also be that it ends up targetting more white people than black people simply because it's easier to get a good image of a white person in uncontrolled lighting conditions. Nonetheless saying a computer vision system doesn't discriminate is inaccurate.

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Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"

If the police arrest more black people then more black people will resemble people who have been arrested and so the system will pick out more black people.

Racism in, racism out.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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Re: Priceless

Does that mean that pinging a billion IPs is a billion times more data than an email?

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Programming languages in economics: Cool research, bro, but what about, er, economics?

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This was peer assessed?

I stopped reading when they were confusing speed with execution time in the section on Julia.

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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I'm pretty sure you're mistaking Nyarlathotep for Cthulhu.

Cthulhu is relatively honest. When he's not asleep in R'lyeh he eats things that aren't worshipping him, and sometimes he eats things that are if he runs out of food. Nyarlathotep, however, would most assuredly seek political power for nefarious ends which may or may not include eating people.

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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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Re: There is one "a" in space. There are many in "spaaaace"

There are no "a"s in space. There are however several pigs.

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Wireless-controlled contraception implant is coming, says MIT

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Re: Power

The power of Love.

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German spy agency staffer spied for NSA during gov probe into NSA spying – report

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If he likes it so much

Try him under American law, that ought to dissuade anybody else.

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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Re: ll vs ls -l

Curious, my ll alias doesn't default to including -h in the options. I'll go fix that now.

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Google spares founders from TERMINATORS, but not Eric Schmidt

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Re: Um...

There was never a T-X in either of the two Terminator movies.

In the original timelines the multiple films and spinoff series were so successful they prepared humanity to easily fight off the machines. Because of this Skynet sent back a number of Directinators to take over the production of the later films to make them suck, and engineered the writer's strike to get the series cancelled.

I think Uwe Boll is part of a related plot.

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Re: Um...

Notably they don't mind a visit from the T-X.

Skynet was wise to exploit that weakness.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Re: Looks more like...

Hollywood actresses all look the same anyway.

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Trick-cyclists defend Facebook emoto-furtling experiment

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The words of Spock

Were followed by the words of Kirk that sometimes the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many.

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