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Woman who stung Tinder with sex-pest sueball stings again – with rival Bumble app

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Holmes

Some shit may have hit the fan, but Tinder is still afloat isn't it? (If it isn't, no need to read on.)

My thought is I do wonder whether the two firms don't have "backers" in common, who could (entirely hypothetically) have orchestrated the whole thing? After all, contemporary morality being what it is, to make the big bucks it's best to run the church AND the whorehouse ...

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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@MachDiamond Re: Teamsters

>Seeing that their "work" doesn't accomplish any useful to society…

Seeing as you are the final arbiter of such things, how's about a few more examples of professions that you consider worthless to "society"? This should be good.

Oh, and you'll be sure to tell us all what YOU do to advance the human race, won't you?

Cockwomble.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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Re: Reminds me...

Please tell me you just mean her ashes... O_o

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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton moves into plush London pad

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Re: That's Natural History Museum

That really is pretty unforgivable. Who is "Team Register "anyway, the YTS kid?

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Most convincing PHISHING pages hoodwink nearly half of you – Google

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Re: Phishing is Phun

Excellent! I hope you thanked them for their foresight :)

Signed,

****** Francis *******, brother of **** Augustine ******.

[parents atheist, grandparents very much the opposite]

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Re: Hardly surprising

>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff you see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.

From the fact that you're actually seeing the ads on FB, we can conclude that you don't use AdBlock. (You could be making an ethical exception for FB, as we all do for El Reg of course, but given your apparent disdain for them this seems unlikely.)

From that, I may tentatively infer that you don't use Ghostery either (or other means to thwart the colossal amount of tracking and profiling you're subjected to on the majority of the Web at large).

Iff we believe that all this profiling actually works (OK, this is the weak point in the logic, as I'm sure I will presently be informed via a litany of tedious anecdotes), then I may be so bold as to redraft the above passage for you:

>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff you I see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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Re: It's cool.

>I stopped watching TV after the OJ trial, looks like the correct decision.

Think the Brown and Goldman families might disagree with you there ...

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: What a pity...

You forgot "doing hard sums", he gets a lotta mileage out of that one.

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Bona-fide SCIENCE: Which forms of unusual sex are, um, mainstream?

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Re: RE: Canadian fantasies

...long-johns?

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LastPass releases Open Source command line client

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Meh

Meh

Open up the server code so we don't have to park our data at your place, then we'll talk.

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Samaritans 'suicide Twitter-sniffer' BACKFIRES over privacy concerns

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Desperate attention-seeking behavior

...by the Sams. Their heart is undoubtedly in the right place, but this is really a bad plan. I smell whalesong and joss-sticks.

I've lost someone to suicide, and asked myself (still do) whether more could have been done, more attention could have been paid. But for that to have even been possible in the context of this app, I'd have had to have suspected severe depression in the subject to begin with, which nobody did (sadly often the way).

If you suspect someone is going down that path, just fucking talk to them. As much as you can. Do your best to convince them you're not doing so out of social obligation. And get ready for them not believing you and doing it anyway. But as I said, this is largely academic, because, statistically, you won't even suspect it.

Cheery, eh?

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Inside the EYE of the TORnado: From Navy spooks to Silk Road

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Re: huh?

Yup, some screaming errors re exit nodes. It's not a very useful article on a subject like this if it misinforms this badly; in fact, it could be downright ruinous if taken as gospel. NOT going to be making a bee-line for the follow-up article if this is the standard.

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MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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@TRT Re: Rubbish science

FFS, don't get him started on the length of his post!

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Re: Almost certainly junk science.

Sounds like a lot of men won't survive being ana... y'know what, never mind.

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New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future

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Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET

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Re: HOW DARE YOU!!

I've got a 1980s Young Ones annual that says different, what you got?

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Re: HOW DARE YOU!!

I was just gonna go with "because he's a nob", but I like yours better.

Favourite Bono story: remember that sleb-heavy campaign for the famine-struck hellhole du jour a few years ago that involved the slebs snapping their fingers? Bono was giving this patter to a Glasgow audience ...

B: "Every toime oi snap me fingers *snap* a choild in de turd world doies *snap*..."

LOCAL WAG: "Well f*ckin' stop doing it then!!"

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ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff

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WTF?

Where?

Would it have been too much to ask for the article to give some hint as to where this launch site actually was?

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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They don't negotiate, but sometimes they do try a rescue ...

http://www.hebrides-news.com/linda-norgrove-death-21210.html

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Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ

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Sanctimonious

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

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Re: Not as simple as that indeed....

Not seen that before: approximately the right number of apostrophes, none of them in the right place!

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Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future

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The misfortune of intrigid

...was to post too near the top. Meanwhile, this gem on page 2 was largely overlooked.

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Careful now

As it's a potentially repeatedly winnable honour, how do you recognise repeated winners? Just keep piling the poo up until nobody can read jake's actual posts?

<shrug> OK then.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Re: Neil dG Tyson...another elitist SOCK PUPPET....

Dude, do you ever ... I dunno ... like just listen to yourself?

Also, having looked at your post history, how about giving it a rest spamming your rantblog(s) at us? Nobody cares. Try Reddit or something. kthx

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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I'm sure that'll cheer them up while they're waiting to die because they can't afford the medical bills.

Maybe there's a fiver in this unattended lab coat...

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FAIL

I'd be a lot happier with a builtin FM radio that worked without demanding I use wired headphones so it can use the cable as an aerial. Hell, one that'd even deign to play through my Bluetooth 'phones as well as the redundant wired pair would be a step in the right direction.

GRRR

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You talkin' like a self-contained DAB set, just built into the earbuds?

As a veteran of headphones-that-aren't-device-powered (Bluetooth in my case), my only question is: How big's the battery for that, and where do you stick it? Pendant? Collar? Neckbrace?

Enquiring minds want to know ;)

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Drupal SQL injection nasty leaves sites 'wide open' to attack

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@entropypawsed Re: "Interesting"

Right, I delayed all day deciding whether to bite, but fuck it:

I think you're confusing American English and GB English usage. I realise that "cunt" is mainly used towards women in the US, but round these parts it's entirely unisex and without misogynistic connotation. No British man who calls another a cunt is making an accusation of femininity, I promise you.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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Re: "Giving up the gaspers" - Prior art

Ay-yi-yi! I hope their liability insurance is up to date...

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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@Vic Re: Olivetti and Time Travel

Aren't you talking about Linus there? OP was referring to Poettering.

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Will we ever can the spam monster?

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Re: Yes

>If you don't work then you deserve all your downvotes

You are Iain Duncan Smith and I claim my £53.

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Ingredient found in TASTY BEER is GOOD for your BRAIN

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Probably a lot more than the Royal Institute would like to admit :/

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PORTAL TO ELSEWHERE scried in small galaxy far, far away

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So?

Isn't this just like locking a fat guy in your pantry for a fortnight and expressing surprise when you're left with a very fat guy and a rather bare pantry?

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

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Why I won't mourn them

Couple of years ago I went to them for new unlocked handset and renew my contract. Pretty ok sales guy, no real complaints there. BUT:

Day before visit: never had spam on this number in ~12yrs.

Day after: FIVE spam texts, only weeks later dying down to one every couple of days.

So, yeah. Nobs.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: Bang on

Bollocks, the remote control watch was the uber status symbol in them days. Hours of fun disrupting video lessons ;)

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Re: RE: OMG OMG OMG I LITERALLY....

iWouldn't. The iPood brand has already had the Apple legal treatment (Reg covered it a year or three ago).

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Before I Go To Sleep turns out tense enough to keep you awake ...

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Spoiler Alert!

She's Brad Pitt, Colin Firth's a ghost and Mark Strong kills Dumbledore.

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End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls

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Re: Ah, right.

Oh dear, did *not* think I'd need the joke icon for that one...!

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Ah, right.

That explains this, then. I did wonder.

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Boiling point: Tech and the perfect cuppa

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Disappointing

What, none of them implement HTCPCP?

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Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies

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Re: But they are wasting money so it doesn't matter

Australis was a third-party theme off AMO, so not much really.

*NB for the nitpickers: Yes, the UI upheaval that arrived at the same time seems to be collectively lumped together as "Australis", but in light of the above that's kinda a misconception.

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Re: Konqueror

...or not. Which is a bit of a shame really, as I've always been rather fond of it. Dolphin still can't touch it for versatility and features.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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Re: /me Applauds

Come now, I'm sure at no point was she considering ritually murdering any head-teachers ;)

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China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE

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Re: colour me cynical...

As many times as I hear the phrase "battlefield nuke" it still sounds wrong. "Battlefield" suggests a place where (conventional) battle is already underway; chucking a nuke into that seems a bit unsportsmanlike somehow. Not compared to randomly dropping one on civvies I guess, but stil...

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

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Windows

Linux-based?

So, when's the Redmond legal team arriving? That should be an interesting round of negotiations :)

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Re: BRITISH JUSTICE....Best in the world!!

^This. I'd have advised the lad to go for an insanity plea.

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Jarvis versus Jarvis: Don't DISRUPT the DISRUPTION GURU!

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Re: I wish to remain in blissful ignorance

Uh, would those be Zragian Thrill-Suckers?

/scrotnig

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Need a green traffic light all the way home? Easy with insecure street signals, say researchers

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Re: Welcome to the Internet of Things......

Protip: avoid tasting things that come (whether before or after).

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Re: Why the different standards?

>This is one of the really hard parts of embedded design. People are relatively forgiving when cables snap , but get all lawyered up when electronics and software fail.

That's the key word though, innit? Hard. Not impossible. It's not impossible to predict every possible physical scenario that might cause a given cable to snap, but it's damn hard I reckon. Software, on the other hand, only ever does exactly what you program it to do; "I didn't know it might behave that way" is not so forgivable because the knowledge definitely exists, you just didn't know it. When a system fails due to badly-written software, it's comparable to a cable snapping because the engineer didn't grok that metals are only ductile up to a point.

IMHO the real double standard is that programmers aren't held to such high practical standards as civil engineers during the design and build phase. We can write shit code all day long and only ever be called on it when/if something goes horribly wrong.

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Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

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Re: Camera

The snobbery is strong with this one...

Get a couple of these down you and find something worthwhile to grouch over, eh?

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