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Pink-slipped sysadmin admits to threatening ex-employer's network

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Restitution for what ?

Or was that just the attorneys fees charged for receiving the letter and turning it over to the police ? ( thieving lawyer icon still not available)

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Dell to launch 'Eee PC beater' today

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Unhappy

6-12 months behind

Just proves the point that they completely lack innovation, "find out what's selling and then try and make it cheaper" unfortunately not better, faster, more reliable. Oh well you can't have everything

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Teens admit to Grand Theft Auto-inspired petrol bombfest

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Gates Horns

@MrM

too right MrM filesharers really should get extra time added on

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BT slams bandwidth brakes on all subscribers

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Happy

Be Internet

Be Unlimited £18 per month, 2 Miles from Exchange and I can get up to about 10 Meg Down and 1.2 Up, no throttling, no bandwidth cap (FUP alledgedly applies, but I haven't managed to use it enough yet for it to kick in), I have been trying ...honestly, iPlayer, SKype and downloading all sorts of things just to see if there is a breaking point. Haven't needed tech support, so can't comment on their service, but their salespeople actually told the truth about my line speeds (actually slightly higher than they said) was quite refreshing

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Re: Well Done BT

But it is restricting everyones traffic, not just the people who should be put in the naughty corner. Legal use is being restricted as well. Maybe they are just trying to get the people who don't use their connection, p****d off at those that actually try and use what they paid for.

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MPs lambast BBFC over Batman

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FFS

I wouldn't let my 11 year old see it, well captain obvious speaking, its 12A so no unaccompanied kids under 12....let me see......that encompasses 11 year olds. A responsible adult needs to authorise viewing and accompany them. You don't think it's suitable, don't let them go, comes somewhere in parenting skills I'm sure. It's not the states job to bring up your kids, you have to do it yourselves. So it's the same moral brigade saying protect our children for us, otherwise they might see what life can realy be like. Why take a child under 12 to see something that is recommended for over 12 year olds, you can see stabbings and the like for real on youtube or your local city centre and why the double standards of the previous batman movies were very cartoonlike but this actually looks real , althought the same level of violence...grip...get get....grip just add reality

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Up to 80,000 AOLers face the boot from Carphone network

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Pirate

Wow

There's 80,000 lucky people out there, who are going to have the good fortune to get away from AOhell without having to pay extra/buy out their contract. Three cheers for Carphone Warehouse!! Now if they made it possible to retrieve their mail and favourites when they switch...naah it'll never happen

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Site guesses your sex via age-old web flaw

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Oh Dear

Only 58% Male....and of course search engines are girly....you name the last bloke to ask for directions!!

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China readies Blu-Ray competitor

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Joke

Just Don't Try

...and market it as China White.......thats a whole lot of hurt waiting to happen!!

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Fugitive spammer in murder-suicide

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UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users

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@Bunch of Bloody Thieves

I don't download copyright music, I dont download copyright programs, I dont download copyright films. I also don't buy CDs , DVDs or go to the cinema that much, mainly due to the quality of the product being churned out (theatre is still a lot better), with the earlier comment that it is not feasible to produce so much quantity/quality by small studios, the big studios have the quantity already, but quality is totally lacking....however what I do want to do is use my connection for what I want to use it for, using the bandwidth that I have paid for, be it amateur video (not that sort) iPlayer or the many and varied uses of the internet which are completely legal (for now anyway). All that this is doing is driving people back to organised crime who sell this stuff on street corners (here you are talking about people who are really nasty and don't give a flying fig about the law) and if they get caught they just receive a slap on the wrists. How is this better than downloading off the internet. Whilst I dont condone copyright infringement...please note, not theft, not illegal, not criminal, but a civil matter there does seem to be a market and money in these products (otherwise organised crime wouldn't get involved). One thing that history has told is that banning something usually makes it more popular and hence money to be made in the black market. Provide a good product at a reasonable price and people will buy it. Inflated prices for dodgy products (designer label clothes, handbags anyone?) will mean that people will copy it and sell it at a price that people are willing to pay

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Banking Trojan hides in fake Alonso F1 crash story

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Gates Halo

@Alfazed

Unfortuantely there's more than one.....

Please please please can we we have a dead penguin icon, or even a Hans Reiser one?

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HP shatters excessive packaging world record

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Flame

Could be worse

I sent some photographs to my parents and put on the cardboard envelope

"Photographs...Do Not Bend". It arrived a few days later and someone had added

" Oh yes they do"

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El Reg tells you what the Highway Code can't

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Unhappy

Re Here comes the two wheels solution...

cold, wet smug git

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Criminal record checks: More often wrong than right

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Stop

Anybody and Everybody

The requirements for them has now spread, anybody...yes anybody who works for a company that has contact with children or vulnerable adults can and will have disclosure checks made. From a recent story, Taxi and private hire firms are now starting to have difficulty getting drivers as they provide services for the cova. As a legal safeguard for companies they now have to dig the dirt on all employees and there are not enough people available to be able to interpret the reports that are returned. As an example if you committed a criminal act during the period of a nervous breakdown and have now completely recovered, your application may not even be considered, you don't know why and there is no redress. I would think that the amount of mis-interpretations will be a lot higher than 0.02%

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Europe drafts law to disconnect suspected filesharers

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In the same way

Accoring to the justification used, anyone who commits a crime (of any sort) should forfeit their human rights and priveleges. Whilst it may sound good, this way leads to barbarism and goes against hundreds of years of campaigning for these rights. If we wish to throw away all this progress, so that a few corporations can (possibly?) make some more money (by also restricting the rights of their employees)

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David Davis tells El Reg that Labour is 'mesmerised' by tech

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IT Angle

I'm not suprised he resigned

Was talking sense and actually looking out for his constituents...bad traits for a politician

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Government waves cutlass at IT budget

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Black Helicopters

Where's the Playmobil

Government and Cutlasses...........too good an opportunity to miss

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The Moderatrix will see you now

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Re: Driving me round the bend!

The actual reason for the lack of indicators is purely down to a design fault, when designing the front light clusters, they only left room for the car to have either indicators or blinding headlights. This is given as an option when the car is purchased, you either have indicators or blinding headlights.

If looking around for a car and someone tries to sell you a BMW, just thank them and advise that your driving is not that bad

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Sixth British Columbia stray foot a hoax

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Joke

Makes You....

Paws for thought!!

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EU Commission plots to end rip-off Britain online

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Joke

The report is available

For a Fee of 1 Euro from th european parliament or alternatively send £10 + £2.95 postage and packing and allow 28 days for delivery

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T5 Transformers t-shirt bust: Shock snap

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Happy

That's not a pirate

It is obviously a highway man, cos pirates aint afraid of showing their face, or is this a female muslim pirate

Why are pirates caled pirates.............

Cos they Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Sourcefire snorts at unsolicited takeover bid

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$7.50 a share?

And how would this be payed? probably partially or totally with Barracuda shares, which they say are worth a small fortune. But since it is a private company they don't have to justify the share price. Seen this one before, Barracuda the masters of smoke and mirrors

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Will your mobile squeal to the police?

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Joke

Prior to being dead?

Living I would assume! If the police need to check someones mobile to find this out, we really are at the bottom of the slippery slope....and digging

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British newspaper websites liable in France for privacy invasion

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Unhappy

Just Block all French IPs

or if it is accessed from a French IP address, just get them to agree to a disclaimer. Although I favour just blocking them from viewing the sites. Lets see how long France keeps this up after they lose access to any site hosted outside France.....fidiots

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French FNARRista speed-cam bomber scores own goal

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Coat

Fnarr Fnarr

Thers has to be a double entendre in there somewhere

the coat,cos I can't find it!

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Government orders data retention by ISPs

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Black Helicopters

I'm sure Phorm would do this for them

Right up their street, then they can also make it non anonymous and make even more money!

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Google readies for action against Dutch smut site

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Coat

@Maty

Shouldn't that be Go Ogle the topic?

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Police nick 460 a day for using mobiles while driving

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@GrahamT

and the other 20% either have a drainpipe instead of an exhaust or a BMW badge

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Sony to bring GTA IV PS3 bundle to Blighty

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It must be the price

Why more people are currently buying a PS3 than an Xbox 360, reassuringly expensive anyone? maybe just better. Just in terms of games, how much longer has the Xbox 360 been out? Hmm quite a while to create more games for it than the PS3....and that's before I get on about account hijacking on the Xbox

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FCC tells Comcast to unblock P2P

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Coat

I thought the internet was for pr0n.

...and you got all this other stuff thrown in to make it more difficult to find

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Miserly marks get smart to UK phishing fraudsters

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Coat

Barnum has been proved wrong

There were roughly 60,000 people born in the UK last year, so if 20% of them get taken in phishing scams, that's 12,000 people. there are 525,500 minutes in a year, so that means there is only one born every 43.8 minutes. PT Barnum eat your hat

Mines the one with "watch out, I'm on something" on the back

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Virgin Media mops up CEO's 'boll*cks' outburst

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"We're not suggesting there will be any denial of access to those who don't want to pay."

does this mean that they will be throttling video content unless you "upgrade" your conection to allow unfettered access. as opposed to just denying access if you don't pay. Pr doublespeak if you ask me

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Brown fingerprints wanted as Phorm bungles again

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Can be either

Neither Math or Maths are "proper" words, as they are both a shortening of mathematics. If you're going to be pedantic please do it proper like. Also could we please change alluminium back to it's proper name of Aluminum....one thing the merkins have had right for ages. And just for the record I don't give a stuff what the supreme court says

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Courts slam Blair's 'abject surrender' to Saudi prince

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Alien

@amanfrommars

Words of wisdom for the last line of the post, I'm just amazed you've started to talk sense

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'Patricia Hewitt' donates £6m to charity

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Black Helicopters

Ahh!

So thats where MPs' expenses have been channelled, They have been saving them up, in order to do good deeds in foreign countries. how short sighted of us to think they were lining their own pockets!

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Dave Cameron pledges to Open Source UK.gov

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Joke

@Math Campbell

Whilst I applaud your couragous decision to upgrade to SNP0.7, which in certain circumstances runs better than Lab9.7 particuarly in regard to hidden resources being input into the MPbackpocket.£££ subsystem, which curiously was never documented, or if it was the subroutine shredder.doc would be called to intervene. However there does seem to be the problem that SNP0.7 does not have the required quorum voting rights in order to run the full system, without relying on Lab9.7 or the trial programs LIBdem0.0, green.net or the highly unpopular C+U to agree with it. I would also be concerned with the new hardware requirement required for this Os as it seems that the more processors that you have working and the harder they work, the more resource they would be required to give up to maintain their current sockets, this could also lead to there being a shortage of resources collected by the OS to provide services to the processors that were available under Lab9.7. It is also worrying that this OS may have the ability to branch off from union1700.uk which has been functioning perfectly for centuries and form proprietry software, which nobody has a clue what it is doing and when it will do it

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IFPI demands $2.5m in damages from The Pirate Bay

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google should be held liable as well

If you look up the latest game to be released, you will find dozens of links to trackers on google, should they then be liable for aiding and abetting. the crime is not knowing something but actually using it. I can quite happily think about starting a cannabis farm, even buy the seeds and look up information on how to do it (all legal). It only becomes a crime when I actually start the farm up. The suppliers of the information and seeds cannot be prosecuted, just me.Likewise, the people visiting sites like the pirate bay can think about downloading, get the information. The crime is committed when they start the download/upload, the trackers cannot be held liable for someone elses pre-meditated act of piracy

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Teachers crucified by coughing pupils

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Heres to the Pranks

Got caught a fair few times, even caned. ended up a reasonable citizen with respect for other people, property, authority. The one thing good punishment does do, is make you responsible for our actions. Pranks at school were worked out on the likelihood of getting away with it. the more likely a caning was in the offing, the less likely to be carried out. Just normal risk/reward. Currently no matter how severe the exploit, there is virtually no chance of a meaningful punishment, which does give the impression you can do what you like and get away with it

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Ofcom says yes on more TV ads

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Even less program time

So for a program starting at 7.00pm you will probably get to see the first image (allowing for adverts at about 7.03) you would get an ad break of 3 minutes at 7.10. another one at 7.20, then the program actually finishes at 7.27 to allow for more adverts.

total time of program 21Mins

total adverts 9 mins...almost a third of the time spent watching adverts........I'd rather sign up for spam

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Caesar's Palace security confronts Dell over HP gig invasion

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Coat

Ignored the Channel Sellers?

You mean that they completely and utterly shafted the channel sellers, when they went direct, stole their customers and then aggressively sold against them...you think that they are going to come back easily and say I want another chance to be completely shafted...................................mines the one with kick me written on the back

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Vista volume activation cracked

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Pirate

Great News

This now means that people who visit Thepiratebay can see for themselves why they shouldn't install Vista, rather than hearing it from someone else!!

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Drunken Korean attempts to cook landlady's Chihuahua

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Alert

What do you think Chihuahuas were originally bred for ?

Look up any good traditional mexican recipe site and you will find recipes for chihuahua. Followed one and substituted rabbit for dog....delicious

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Healthy? You're a burden on the state

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Boffin

@Chris W

This smoking, beer swilling fat git is definitely not a sponger, currently paying super tax, so how the fluff can I be called a drain on the social? propping it up more like at the moment. Also chris do you not go down to the pub, or with views like that have they barred you?....if you had any mates to go with in the first place

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Russian FSB 'protecting' Storm Worm gang

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Alert

It's definitely catching

I understood both of amanfromMars's comments, or maybe it was just that cheese I found under the refrigerator

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BPI chief hits back at ISPA over villain of the year jibe

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ISP's are interested in the idea.

I'm sure the beancounters involved will be slavering at this news, as it is basically going to reduce the amount of bandwidth that is used (for legal downloads or otherwise), so they can then sell this on to more people. Simple fact more people paying and not having to bother about infrastructure upgrade costs = more money in the bank. that's why they are interested. Usual lack of respect for the customer.......it means more money for us so screw the customer

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Sky told to flog ITV shares

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Pirate

What do you mean "Start"

"you can bet any money the Sun, the News of the World and the Times will start a smear campaign against Labour" It might be just me, but they started this a couple of months ago!!

Or could this just be that it doesn't matter which political party you belong to, you just need to be an egotistical, self serving, corrupt person to be able to serve your community.

As they say, politics is just showbiz for ugly people

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Drivers on the phone face the slammer

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@Big Dave

You mean you still have to look at the gearstick when you use it?

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MS to bundle 'broken' random number tool in Vista SP1

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Gates Horns

Re:Re:Is it any wonder

How many suicide notes have been prepared on Word, come to that how many threaening letters, MS is responsible for at least 50% of the bad news that drops through you letterbox every morning and you say Word has never hurt anyone????

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Microsoft surprises itself with six-month late Hyper-V beta

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Gates Horns

Won't include "VMotion/XenMotion"

Might this be for the reason that under the current Microsoft licensing terms the use of these products to shift server resources is not allowed. Probably just under the heading "we can't do it, so were not going to allow anyone else to"

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