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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

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Some missing elements

They failed to mention that a bearded youth wearing a tshirt, with a evil faced green robot printed on the back, had been seen running from the shop just minutes earlier; holding some lighter fuel and a box of matches.....

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Snowden: Hey fellow NSA worker, mind if I copy your PASSWORD?

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Golden Rule

All new employees in my office are given the same boring speech.

It doesn't matter who asks, never ever give your password to someone else, not me, not your immediate boss and definately do a "friend". Yes I have the means to change your password but no I do not have the means of knowing your current password ( Except when I look over your shoulder and follow your fingers - corporate policy makes this a little difficult though - 9 chars min, 3 different types). If you give your password to someone else then you accept all reponsability for any and all of the resulting consequences.

Giving your password to someone else is like putting your finger on the trigger of a loaded gun.

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Hentai ?

Why not add a little bit of nipple too.........( fnaar fnaar)

Depending on ones cultural background I presume that the image would be acceptable in Japan but unacceptable in Britain. Theresa May would have it classifed as Porn/PaedoBearImagery.

(Pun coming up) : Just how does one draw the line between the two ?

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TWITTER CLOSES ... its first day of stock trading with shares up 73 per cent

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How do you ring a well ?

>but left the traditional ringing of the stock exchange well.

I couldn't see any "corrections" link, so said he taking on the roll of grammar nazi.

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Furious Google techie on NSA snooping: 'F*CK THESE GUYS'

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Re: "How the fuck do these people sleep at night...."

>Otherwise caring and nurturing Nurses / Doctors were known to smother / overdose patients that were deemed unworthy.....

The question forebades: What was a worthy patient ?

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Mindboggling

How do the NSA manage to hide the resources ( hardware + flesh) that are required to stock all of this information? This must take huge amounts of processing power, they must have their own seperate power grid.

I can't even begin to imagine the storage + indexing facilites that would be necessary in order capture Googles data, Providers data, Telco data, World VIPs data (ok the last one is small). There must be literally thousands of people working in these facilities. The NSA make the stazi look like absolute amateurs.

How the fuck do these people sleep at night....

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Cops: Bloke makes bet with wife. Wife loses - so hubby TASERS her

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Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...

Isn't Jeremy Kyle a spinofff form the Jerry Springer kind of shows..

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Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...

Yes, and as we all know, America produces more trash per capita than anywhere else in the world.

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Ever increasing standards

How do you increase the intellegence of the average American familly ?

Buy them a dog.

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SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and Man ARE from CLAY

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Interesting thought

If God exists then why would he bother with something as universally insignificant as mankind.

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Microsoft CEO shortlist claim: It's just Elop, Bates, Mulally, Nadella and...

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Re: Choices choices choices

Just read a quick track record report of Elop on ZDnet, effectively things could get worse than Ballmer...

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Choices choices choices

As long as Balmer is out then can it really get any worse anyway ?

I can't judge Balmers business acumen but his presence was unbearable, he was a lousy figurehead for such a large company.

I don't think that it is so important who takes the lead as long as that person listens to his "paying" public a little more than the last guy did.

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Samsung: Get ready to BEND OVER – foldable fondleslabs 'by 2016'...

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Re: "rather terrible advert"

Is there really something called an "LG Bender".... that's not going to go down ( pun intended) very well with the PC crowd.

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Cyber dragnet: Five new HACKERS join FBI's 'most wanted' list

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I don't know the bible so had to do a bit of googling for the biblical reference, it's very appropriate...

Here is the passage

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"

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Paris Hilton

Fothermucker

Does the guy on the far right also eat babies ?

Paris ------------->>>>>>>> He must be in the opposite club

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Crowdfunded audit of 'NSA-proof' encryption suite TrueCrypt is GO

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To take it slighlty one step further, it would be even more credible if two(or more) seperate , independant and unknown to each other, teams should be given the task.

Each of the teams could then analyse and compare the results of the others eventually creating an aggregated result.

Then releasing the test scenarios in order that the greater public can attempt to reproduce the results and make their own decisions..

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Mobe-makers' BLOATWARE is Android's Achilles heel

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Re: That's why we need a common hardware platform

"A common hardware platform" is the Cyanogenetic approach; business couldn't care less.

Cyanogenetic ; Adjective : FUD free .

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Japanese boffins unveil INVINCIBLE robot rock, paper, scissors 'bot

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Re: Meanwhile

Before it will be used for medical purposes, it would be normal to presume that the military will get their hands on it first.

The utopic world that you describe often takes second place to that of the worlds super powers "needs"...

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Eerie

Give one of these things a virtual sentient weight to all of it's actions and suddenly it becomes a frightening adversary.

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Amazon lashes Nvidia's GRID GPU to its cloud: But can it run Crysis?

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Bitcoin dilemma solution

I wonder if it would be a good platform for resolving the Bitcoin mining dilemma. Those GPU units can usually handle serious number crunching routines.

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US soldiers preparing for civilian life taught coding skills by Microsoft

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Re: Mods

You mean that real life is just as boring and repetetive ?

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Mods

I suppose that they at least would be capable of adding a touch of realism to the mod packs for COD etc.... Nothing like first hand experience...

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No, it's NOT Half-Life 3 – it's Valve's lean, mean STEAM MACHINE

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I am kinda judging that that is not a very positive thing then......

I know it's not the same for everyone but my console hides under my desk, the only time I ever see it is when I insert a DVD/Game.

If the console looks like shit but plays superb, then I really don't care what it look like. I think my PS3 slim looks kinda crap too. There will have to be damned good content though and not just another subset of what we already have on the market. We really don't need any more Halo, Gears of War or COD franchises....

Kudos to steam for what they are attempting.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

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Re: This is disturbing

Since English is in general of French or German origin :

Fagot : Un fagot est un faisceau de petit bois, de branchages. Translated it becomes "a bunch or bundle of small sticks."

It is difficult to know the etyomology of the American adaptation.. Was it maybe to suggest - "a group ( bundle) of men having small penis(sticks)" ?

By the way I notice that there are two spellings Faggot and Fagot......What are the correct spellings for the English food and the American slander term ?

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Need an internet antidote? Try magic mushrooms

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MMMMMhhhhhhh

Great article

Reminds me of my Mother In Laws "Croute aux champignons"

Chanterelles ( Cantharellus in English)

Bolet ( Commonly known as Cepes in France)

Morilles ( Which I think are known as morels in English)

Cream, White wine, butter, flour, salt and pepper.

It is normally eaten alone or on toast as a starter and it is simply delicious....

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How Dark Mail Alliance hopes to roll out virtually NSA-proof email next year

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OpenPGP ?

For secure communication we use OpenPGP encrypted mail, is there any current reason to think that it is no longer safe ?

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New Bitcoin exchange launches in the UK

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British Silk Road

Can we safely presume that a new improved version of Silk Road will be opening up in the very near future ?

As much as I like the idea that Bitcoins remove the banks from the equation, I also understand that it quickly becomes a parallel system for anything illegal.

Legal theft continues to use the traditional banking systems. ( Greenspans, Madoffs, Wall street etc)

Illegal activity uses Bitcoin.( Mafia, Drug dealers, arms dealers etc)

Can't we just have a system for the common man, who is involved in neither of these activities....please...

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Ding-dong, Cthulu calling: Infogrames’ 1992 Alone in the Dark

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Technological advance, psychology and change ?

I absolutely loved Alone in the Dark, it had everything that made a great game great for the period.

Recently I have just finished The Last of Us which also had everything that makes a great game great.

There is a HUGE difference between them technologically, in terms of graphics, physics engines, sound quality, fluidity etc. BUT both of have/had the "wow" factor.

If I replayed AITD today I would probably find it dull, maybe even a little cheesy and yet at the time it was great.

So what is it exactly that changes, what happens in the mind, that yesterday I found AITD completely immersive and yet today I no longer do ?

I presume that same will happen with TLOU if I were to replay it in 10 years’ time..

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Only a merciful BULLET can really save a RHINO, say Texas hunters

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Re: Strange Logic

What you fail to understand is that killing animals that are already endangered it not going to increase the odds of their survival.

I presented an alternative idea to killing the black rhino and you come back spouting some nonsense about being an "armchair critic". ..... What exactly was your suggestion/solution to the problem - criticising on an El Reg forum..

Learn to heed your own advice before giving it out to others..

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If his sperm count is still valid then he will remain usefull...The torro no longer has to be in the same field....

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Re: Strange Logic

Jaun Carlos indeed has a very poor track record with hunting/guns/killing. I just read that he actually killed his own brother in a shooting accident and also some other strange story about hunting drunk bears....

And apparently the Elephant kills can also be bought at auction......

The Guardian's story

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Killing the rhino is not the only choice, so no, it doesn't make sense. Conservation would keep the animal alive but well away from the others.

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Strange Logic

The rich b*****d could simply help fund without the kill and use some of the money to take that Black Rhino and put it somewhere else, away from the others and out of harms way. it's not like the national parcs have a lack of space.......

This appears to be a pathetic excuse for a rich man to go hunting endagered species. What's the betting that he keeps the head/horn as a trophy....

There are times where hunting can be justified but this is not one of them.

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In a meeting with a woman? For pity's sake DON'T READ THIS

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I don't understand this either, you are accepting customers money but are obviously not providing the service.

A 1 hour SLA is usually a very expensive contract and it requries dedicated staff. it sounds as if you are not being entirely honest with your clients.

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Agreed

In my book, anyone that uses a phone/device in a meeting is saying " I am more important than you or your meeting and I have more important things to attend to". OK, in that case don't ever expect anything but my most minimal attention during your meetings.

Worse than the phone though, is the bastards that turn up late.........that really gets on my nerves and I become very vocal about the issue.....

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Want to keep the users happy? Don't call them users for a start

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BOFH reprisal

I just realised that no-one has yet mention the word "luser" , Mr Travaglia will not be amused....

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Simples really

If you want to provide a good service for the "Clients" of the IT system the solution is quite simple.

Put yourself into their position: Sit behind their desk, learn a little of the "chore" that they have to perform and understand how you as an IT Professional can help alleviate the burden. Solving their problems might cause some new problems for you but it is usually short term.

In IT, I feel that we are lucky to have interesting jobs, for the most part.... Personally I would hate to be sat in front of a computer doing accounting, or working in the claims dept. etc... So if we can make their life’s easier, it also undoubtedly will make our lives easier..

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Apple's Hacker Princess really needs to stay away from Idaho cops

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Re: Back in the day

Worse, they will simply remove the 4th amendment..

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It's NOT an iPad - but that's FINE: I learned to LOVE Microsoft's Surface 2

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It actually does exist, or at least according to the OED it does, it's just that it is considered as a nonstandard word.

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The importance of complexity

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The closest that I got was a similar problem, determing the shortest path between two points. It was only after we had tried, failed, sweated and failed some more that were shown/explained Diijkstras solution to this problem, which at first seems to be so very easy.... Think again

The problem was given after having received our first examples of recursion..

Never have I had the fortune/misfortune of being given this kind of "puzzle" within my professional career. I ended up doing "Systems Engineering" related stuff..

I admit to the fact that I was not mathematically minded, or at least not enough to have ever gone very far down that path.

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Keyboard fatigue? Now you can SCRAWL in Gmail and Google Docs

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Re: What usage ?

@Spartacus

Yes, the furniture example really strikes home the usefullness. A few days ago I took an picture of one of our racks and one of our patch panels, I then connected he note my PC, copied the image made a some annotations on it and then sent it to a coloeague. The idea never once struck me to annotate directly on the note...

@AC

Just for your info, I bought a note for the ability to surf the web on a reasonable sized screen. The fact that it also had the stylus was a bonus. No, I didn't see the ad for the sole reason that I do not possess a television.

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Re: What usage ?

Ahhh. Three quite different usages

@Notas : A learning tool.

I am not currently learning any other alphabet, I did learn to read and write Hebrew when I was younger and I can easilly understandy your usage method. Hebrew is nowhere near as complicated as Chinese but as an electronic/instant "character verifier" I can understand how I could have learned to write even quicker. If Google picks up the letter you obviously know that it is well written....

@Samuel : As a personal secretary/note taker.

Why is evernote an advantage, is it simply because Evernote is good a filing things later oe is there another reason. I have evernote bit I have always used the Samsung Apps for handwriting, I hadn't even considered the idea that I could use OCR with other apps, I need to give it a try.

@Spartacus : As a professional note/scribbling tool..

Yes, this was the closest example to what I have already been doing, except that I did not consider the idea of taking photos and annotating them, I always drew a very basic plan and added the dimensions. The final result wouild have been a lot clearer if I had thought of integrating the image.....( facepalm for me).

Interesting to see/learn how others can/do use it. I think I jhave been overlooking the fact that I only use in a standalone manner whereas each of you seem to use it in conjunction with others tools... I need to rethink my strategy.....

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What usage ?

I have had several devices, touchscreen laptop ( old resistance version), palm, 7" tablet and 5" smartphone on which I am/was capable of writing but unfortunately I never ever found the need.

I have scribbled a couple of notes on the Galaxy Note whilst doing some DIY round the house but it has never gone further than a noting couple of numbers or dimensions.

I honsestly can't think if a good reason for using the handwriting/scribbling that these devices offer. I have never owned a Wacom pad so I do not know if they are the same/better/worse or have other benefits, that's a bit out of scope anyway.

Does anyone actually use the handwriting/scribbling on a daily basis, if so for what usage ? Serious question, I would love to think that there is a usage for which I beneft ony ma current devices.

-------------->>>>>>>> Icon for inquiring mind

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Snap-happy blogger babe posts catcalling blokes' mugshots online

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Re: It must get really, really boring

>expand your horizons beyond your little world

You really can't help yourself can you....

Avez vous, pour un seul moment, reflechi sur la fait que, peut-etre, l'anglais n'est pas ma langue principal ?

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Re: It must get really, really boring

不需要对不起,我不是侮辱。

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@Bronny.

It appears that the world is a very hostile place for you, personally I can't change that for you nor am I responsable for that, it is actually a very hostile world for all of us. Unfortunately your comment reads like a rant, you express yourself as though you speak for all women, which is not the case ( Eddy doesn't like that idea either).

The general attitude that you give is one of an extremely angry person, no-one can ever hope to discuss anything with any angry person, hence my complete lack of desire to reply to your remarks.

@ADG

Please read back through the various comments and I believe that you will find that the many of the comments were blown out of proportion, citing examples that were not within the context of the article. Again as I mentioned above, far too many times I was replied with examples of the most extreme cases which completely construes the context.

Up until the Bronny "remarks" I read and accepted your statements in an honest manner, I would not consider that as being a troll.

Far too many of the remarks from Bronny and Eddy are skewed in a manner in which they would rather imply something about my character rather than actually construct an argument, it says more about them that it does about me.

@Eddy

Personal insults or their inference do not help your argumentation.

Je vous laisse à vos pensées, bon soirée.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@Bronny,

You sound like a very reasonable person, which would you like to bring back first, hanging or decapitation ?

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Unsupervised Brit kids are meeting STRANGERS from the INTERNET

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Now we are getting to the real point.

Online Safety is moot - the internet is not a dangerous place per se.

The usage of the internet "can" be dangerous though, it's similar to a loaded gun, as long as you don't touch the trigger it won't go bang.

How many parents would give their kids a loaded gun to play with, without any supervision or training ?

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Baldness fix from foreskin follicles

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Short and curly crowd

It would make it easy to recognize those that had the transplant. Simply look for the the group with short and curlies on the heads.....

I feel sorry for those that already have short and curly hair....

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