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BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*

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Sure about that?

Given it's the BOFH I wouldn't be surprised that he'd remapped people's shortcut keys so Ctrl-F deletes all emails.

Ctrl-H, of course, electrifies something humourous.

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Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

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Nice try, Mr Cameron, but I'm afraid you forgot to call us autistic too.

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Come to Oz for sun, surf, ratting on co-workers and surveillance

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I hate that quote

It implies that there is a choice between Liberty and Safety.

Safety means not getting beaten up.

Liberty means not getting beaten up by the police.

You can't choose between these two things.

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Re: What's so special about "democracy"?

Democracy is a neat method of making sure your leaders will later become ordinary citizens who will have to live with the laws that they passed.

Also there's some fancy stuff about pretending to be just and free and stuff. Whatever.

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European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive

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Re: Good!

Hard to say. They voted heavily against it as a purely domestic measure, which is why Brown took it to Europe to force it through in the first place. Whether they will remember this ... no, probably not.

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NSA plans to FREE YOUR DATA with range of cloud services, analytics

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About bloody time

Can they offer a password recovery service too?

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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

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Re: 1 in 16 boys? seams low

Oh come on: the sort of dog-eared top-shelf muff magazines we used to have in our yoof are light-years away from the kind of hard core easily accessible online nowadays.

Which is why back in our youth we had to supplement it behind the bike sheds.

Seriously, I don't understand the rush to go back to those days.

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MPs blast HMRC for using anti-terrorism laws against whistleblower

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Re: Terrorism laws being used for something other than combating terrorism?

No, anti-organised crime laws being used for organised crime.

RIPA came about before Terrorism was a buzzword for why you should get your own way.

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

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In other news,

Teen pregnancy is at a 40 year low.

Just thought I'd mention that detail.

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Will Yelp help 'Yahoo!' compete with Google? Search us...

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Re: Tinplate toy search engine second!!!!

Yahoo serves up Bing's results. Why use Yahoo in that case?

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Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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Re: Perhaps the headline should have been,...

It is indeed the wrong type of bottom in French. Just ask Google Translate to translate Cul from French to English. It will give you an American slang term for it.

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Plod foils drone drug drop down under

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The Beano did it years ago.

With a remote controlled helicopter.

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No sex please, we're Twit-ish. Vine bans non-educational nudity

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Good way to get publicity, you must admit.

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Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

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Yes, they absolutely already knew. Typical Labour bullshit (same as Tory bullshit only painted red)

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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Sod terrorism, they should treat it as photography. That'll see the bastards suffering.

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Climate change will 'CAUSE huge increase in MURDER, ROBBERY and RAPE'

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Re: Shark attacks and ice cream

Which is not junk science. There is a clear common cause between shark attacks and ice cream sales.

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Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin

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Re: Big fat juicy target

Sounds more like his mistake was to overdo it.

If he'd become known for resource hog routines being left running overnight then occasional mining sessions running overnight wouldn't have caught anyone's notice. But he didn't do this.

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You’re a LIAR and a CHEAT... la-la-la, I can't hear your lawyers

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Oh, be kind!

Bungo could have done far worse with that technique.

Proof

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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@Vociferous

I agree with everything you say but I cannot work out how you reach the conclusion that his own death was not part of his psychopathic plan. Had he been executed he'd have the same place in Norwegian history that Gary Gilmore has in American history. That was what he wanted but sod that, he's not getting it.

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Re: @ Ken Hagen

If he was able to talk his way out of jail so many times what makes anybody think he wouldn't have been able to talk his way out of the death penalty just as casually?

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Re: Execute the bastard

He wanted to be executed. All the more reason to keep him alive. Anyone who would follow his example will know that they are following a whiny shit who can't live without his hand lotion instead of a brave pioneer who wasn't afraid to die for his beliefs.

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Re: He previously complained bitterly about the lack of hand lotion.

He also complained, before his imprisonment, that Norwegians aren't tough enough and that there needs to be harsh punishment for whiners.

Accede to that demand.

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Broker accuses FAST of scaring users off secondhand software

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Re: "FAST is yet to come across..."

Qualified legal advisors get trained not to give 100% assurance of anything. If they do they're asking for trouble.

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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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Re: "No, I CAN'T write code myself"

This is where she writes "Click", isn't it?

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Computer illiterate political cheerleaders driving IT policies?

Still?

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Absolutely. How much of this goes to The Indelicates? How much to Priscilla Hernandez? How do they choose?

I remember this going on with the RIAA actually, they were collecting fines from the likes of napster to compensate artists being pirated, then indies got in touch with proof they'd been pirated on napster and asking for their share. You can guess the RIAA's response.

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Google will dodge EU MONSTER FINES by 'promoting' rival search services

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Re: Thats Genius

Except these days Yahoo is Bing.

So this means you now only have to search Google to use both. Nice boost for Google there.

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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So don't play Minmatar

Minmatar are norse themed. Feel free to play one of the other three factions.

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Re: 40% of the characters are female but 97% male player?

The most interesting figure is that women are roughly as likely to play male characters as male players are.

Can you imagine what the female game experience would be like if you had to advertise your real-world gender in game?

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Re: Glad this doesn't happen everytime someone forgets to pay the bills

"I mean what's the point in going in 0.3 space if you don't expect to get blown to bits..."

Research.

High sec research facilities always had months-long queues back when I played the game, so I did all my research in Aunenen, which was perma-camped and therefore had no research queues at all because only a complete idiot would risk taking something as valuable as a blueprint original into the system.

Never got caught. Had to log off after returning to hisec one time because my hands were shaking too much but I had an interceptor min-maxed to run away from things and it did what I designed it to do.

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Re: What a monumental waste of time and money

If you want to not waste money on the Reg then turn off your computer. You'll save on your electric bills.

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What a monumental waste of time and money

says the commentard.

Just pointing that out, just typing this is a waste of time and money.

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Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree

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Re: Reg, don't join in with 'troll', you're better than that

Thing is, from the wider online community, you'd be amazed how few of us care about the media painting trolls in a bad light. It's almost like we're sick of them and wish they'd just go away.

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Re: It's trolls.

Okay, to make it simple.

If you want men to be able to go on the pill so that women don't have to be the one taking health risks in a sexual relationship when men are willing to accept the risks on their behalf, you are a men's rights activist. Yes, the male pill exists but it transfers risks from another patient and thus is deemed too controversial.

If you oppose child genital mutilation, you are a men's rights activist.

If you believe that, in a divorce, the children should go to the parent best able and willing to support them, you are a men's rights activist.

If you believe that, when a man is accused of rape, he shouldn't face charges, you are an arsehole.

Questions?

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It's trolls.

Men's rights campaigners are interested in things like health and child wellbeing. Trolls talk shit because they're bored. Hope that helps.

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UK smut filter may have sent game patch to sin-bin

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The Scunthorpe test

The basic Scunthorpe test is to run common dictionary terms past a filter and see if it nabs the wrong ones. It doesn't usually extend to testing CamelCase phrases because there are too many of them.

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Feds to flog off $28m in Bitcoin from Silk Road drug souk seizure

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Been suggested before

Dump enough Bitcoins into the market, their price tumbles, criminals don't have enough money any more.

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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

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Correct-Horse-Battery-Staple

Is accepted by most password regimes. Just pick a special character to use as a space.

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Furtive ebook readers push Hitler's Mein Kampf up the charts

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Re: The worst book ever?

Germans no doubt look on our attempt to use long words and think "That's cute."

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The worst book ever?

What's that one Judge Pickles did that won the worst sex ever award? Probably that.

Mein Kampf should be required reading in debate classes. It's full of textbook examples of all the logical fallacies you can imagine. Plus when people invoke Reducto ad Hitleram you can correct them that he never actually believed that at all.

Hitler was very much an antidisestablishmentarian.

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Parents can hide abortion, contraception advice from kids, thanks to BT's SEX-ED web block

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Well yes, that's what happens if you have unsafe sex.

Can we just start calling Mumsnet the Unsafe Sex Lobby and have done with it?

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No.

You chose to have children. Nobody forced you into it. Why weren't you planning on how to handle their access to the internet?

All my colleagues with small children have detailed plans. Why should one irresponsible adult force the responsible population to change to suit them?

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Fucking Mumsnet

Can we just start referring to them as the unsafe sex lobby and have done with it?

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Re: Surely this is endangering children?

Nothing new there, this kind of thing has been endangering children for years.

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Hardly surprising when you consider this was forced through by a group identified as having all had unprotected sex.

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Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL

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Re: There's a trick for that

What???

All this time I've been using post-it notes and nobody told me!

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

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Re: Clarke was right

Actually that was Poe.

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

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Re: You're allowed more booze than that.

Which is exactly why doctors are more prone to problem drinking. They know the guidelines are bullshit and thus ignore them and drink to excess.

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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Re: false assumption?

On the contrary, what has happenned is that children have started waiting until they are much older before having sex. Why we want to backtrack on this is a mystery.

Source: Dr Brooke Magnati

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

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Ia! Ia! Cthulhu farting!

Or whater is it.

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