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Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

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I don't know what the icon on El Reg's story is....

... but I propose to replace it with the movie poster of "Les Misérables", shifted to EURO-BLUE.

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Ultimate hardware hack: Home Depot nailed by vice merchants

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Truth in embedded images!

Also:

The statement says there is no evidence that debit card PINs were compromised and that the investigation was "focused on April forward".

Details of the purloined cards have since appeared on public carder site Rescator.cc, conveniently split into geographic regions to help crims slip under bank fraud radars.

So they don't read Krebs or El Reg or what do they mean?

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

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I don't even know anymore

This seems to demand the invention of a new class of facepalm all on its own.

Writing secure code is NOT like driving a dune buggy, FFS.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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How weird

The Chelyabinsk interloper also had nothing to do with the other earth-grazing asteroid that everyone was observing coming from another direction and still the close encounter and the impact occurred closely together in time.

Can we get Fox Mulder out from the basement again?

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Also, fly around Ukraine because the are incontinent Buks.

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One could charter one. Doesn't cost all that much according to Avinode: 17'000 GBP in a Citation 2, one way.

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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Re: currently working hard to fill the 10 PB ..

Kim Dotcom is a fan and follower of Jabba on Galacto-Tweet and has already loaded it to MEGA!

Get your slugs in!

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Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills

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Re: big $15.8m payout to lawyers

How the F*CK does one need 22'000 hours of work for a shitty IPO? It's an IPO. It's supposed to raise money (in this case a ludicrous amount that can only ever be possible in proto-Weimar idiot show of rampant money generation, but still...) That's all.

They must be handselecting the cocaine grains that Wall Street mavens will blow up their behinds in the evening.

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Doubts cast over FBI 'leaky CAPTCHA' Silk Road rapture

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Re: Yes, but do you believe them?

Yeah, still waiting for proof of: the Taliban's unwillingness to hand over Bin Laden just after a discussion on pipelining flopped, Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Iran's nuclear ambitions, Assad's use of gas in the presence of UN inspectors and a Russian invasion. Can anyone help?

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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

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Re: Wait a minute

The government loves illegal activity; it is easy to "profit" off of it in the name of justice.

Related: Never have have any important amount of cash when on an US highway!

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

...an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes, a Washington Post investigation found. Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back.

Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.

“All of our home towns are sitting on a tax-liberating gold mine,” Deputy Ron Hain of Kane County, Ill., wrote in a self-published book under a pseudonym. Hain is a marketing specialist for Desert Snow, a leading interdiction training firm based in Guthrie, Okla., whose founders also created Black Asphalt.

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Re: Wait a minute

Holy shit! I just realized that without government we would have NO MONEY?

Thank God of the disgusting eejits in charge!

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Boffins hunch over steaming cups of coffee to find HIDDEN SECRETS of caffeine

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Basically, it's Dr. Isaac Kleiner.

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Weekend reads: Perfidia, Fatherland and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

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Re: A down vote for this.

> he hates the Clintons and the Kennedy's.

Doesn't everybody?

> Good law abiding black kid with his hands in the air was shot in the back by a white cop for no reason was pure BS.

That's true. There was a good reason as after detailed examination of the facts it turned out that the first assessement of the police officer was correct: the suspect was black, so deadly force was justified.

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> 1941

> “I heard Hitler’s gassing Jews, Well someone has to!”

A man for precrime, I reckon?

> Fatherland

Sold!

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Oi, you don't work here, MR ANYTHING BUT incisive – get your grubby mitts off our commentards

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whyboner.jpg

Dont you mean up?

Also, where in that regtastic moderation lair control uberscreen is the button that shifts a comment to the "comment of the week" trash compactor??

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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Re: Aahh - Belgian beer !

They probably thought you would be going back to the office for the afternoon.

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De-colonization proceeded regardless!

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Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

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Re: NAAA!!!!

Never let a good crisis go to waste + Bipartisan consensus to engineer permanent crisis = MUAHAHAHA

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Apple promises iCloud security alerts, better 2FA after, er, NAKED Internet of Thingies flap

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"Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other celebs."

I still haven't heard who those lesser celebrities behind the Goddess of Hunger Games and KUP are, so I suppose they must be busy committing seppukku in shame.

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The Schmidt hits the clan: Google chief mauls publishers' 'abuse of dominance' claims

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"Antitrust" ... misused as regularly as "Antisemitism".

In other news, my care-o-meter is at zero.

What is this about? Users unable to even search properly (maybe we should set up federally sponsored search courses)? "Publishers" too irrelevant and out-of-touch to even get found (maybe we should set up a federally sponsored publishers' shelter)? Persistent inability of ad aggregators to get their "fair share" of ad clickthroughs? Inability of the french search engine "froggle" to take off? Oh the humanity!

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Axel Springer CEO calling anything Mafia? IRONY GOLD!

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

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Re: Well said

...or was a nerd.

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Yes, this is what I was thinking.

But actually it belongs to the Carlyle Group and assorted Boardroom Cats:

Getty Images acquired in huge $3.3B buyout

Must have been some other company, but I can't find it back.

Edit: thanks to @sjmoto. It's Corbis, and also Corbis.

Also:

It's a jungle out there.

Maybe Andrew can write something up covering a nugget of truth with a litany about rampant spoliation of photographers (who for some reason never need to fork percentages to camera makers, how come?)

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Bizarre

Isn't Microsoft one of the biggest hoarder of the oh-so-monetarizable megastock of imagery itself?

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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Here's hoping that this won't be used to inflame the situation further.

Fat chance, I know.

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Speaking of which, it has gone awfully quiet around MH-17?

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Re: Insurance?

Why? It's not like these are key personnel for ${ORGANIZATION}

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.... they were all in the front seats, munching the donuts meant for the children.

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Cyber-hoodlum tripped, fell, landed in Obama's Healthcare.gov server

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"If this happened anywhere other than HealthCare.gov, it wouldn't be news"

Is this Hillary "vast right-wing conspiracy" of the Klingon years sticking it to the poor prez again? Even though he fulfills every hardliner's wishes to the utmost of his ability? Let the man have his little personal victory in peace!

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Glasshole-in-chief QUITS Google to become CTO of America

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Re: I guess we can safely conclude ..

that the US administration has absolutely no intention whatsoever to clean up its act re. espionage and data acquisition

Of course not. The Brendan/Clapper show goes on even AFTER blatant lying to the legislative. The Prez makes some grunting noises while basically promising that he will hunt whistleblowers down to the gates of hell, then suddenly a NEW CRISIS springs fully formed out of some magical hat (unless twerking suffices to take up 100% of front pages). OH SURPRISE! And all is forgotten.

Hey, I hear that depression is coming back with a vengance....

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The path has been long...

...but your progressivism is now utterly complete.

No, wait we need Lizzie "Native Indian" Warren as Secretary of Labor and Unemployment and Hillary "Burned-out Hitler Detector" Clinton as prez first.

But then!

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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Re: Its

And deep down, it's really, really active.

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Re: Life in the suburbs

SETI Galactic Cop Radio Scanner:

"Galactic core? We have a 246, repeat 246 around some lousy G Star. Also 207 and possibly 273A. Multiple victims and new asteroid belts."

"Not again. Same customer as last month?"

"Yeah, dude calls himself 'Vader'. Believes in some mythical crap called "Force". Totally crazy. Some old civilization I talked to saw him flyby in a pimped-out technological terror. I'm going after him. Over."

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Re: and to think that ...

... just one guy created all this in six days, 6000 years ago ...

Polish plumbers! They work too hard and for what?

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Sanctions against the US when?

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?

Ah no, wait. It's an ocean away in a country that they invaded previously. That probably makes it legit.

The Toyotas were packed with what appeared to be bearded Western Special Operations Forces. I watched the trucks pass and saw for myself the crews inside them. They didn’t wear any identifying insignia but they were visibly Western and appeared to match all the visual characteristics of American special operations soldiers. Contacts in the Kurdish intelligence service and Peshmerga leadership confirmed what we saw. “Yes,” one commander replied to our questions. “German and American forces are on the ground here. “They are helping to support us in the attack.”

They are OUR little green men.

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Re: Country / company

The way things are going the WTO will soon become the "Western Trade Organization" or maybe the "Dollar Zone And Imperial Gimps Organization". Then the others can build a fence around it and throw peanuts. Or nukes if there is any justice.

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

I dunno and I am not crazy enough to have a european war fought over finding out. Because I do not have a shelter maintained by presidental aides, I guess.

But I _do_ know that western "responsibility to mess around" actions that transpire now are just the recipe for utter disaster.

And training far-right activits in actual weapons and tactics? Yep, absolutely not gonna be a problem down the road, oh no sir.

Expect the west to wring hands in utter anguish YET AGAIN when this particular chicken comes home to roost.

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Ex US Intel Warn Merkel: Careful with Kiev & NATO's Dubious 'Evidence' on Russia

Alarmed at the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping Washington, and the specter of a new Cold War, U.S. intelligence veterans one of whom is none other than William Binney, the former senior NSA crypto-mathematician who back in March 2012 blew the whistle on the NSA's spying programs more than a year before Edward Snowden, took the unusual step of sending the following memo dated August 30 to German Chancellor Merkel challenging the reliability of Ukrainian and U.S. media claims about a Russian "invasion."

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO

We the undersigned are longtime veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5. ....

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Re: Personal morality

You personally trade with Putin?

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Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

The real concern is what happens next: Russia and Ukraine are now talking truce but the bullets have stopped flying before only to start again.

I may want to remind the esteemed writer that any negotiations are taking place between the borderline ultra-right "government" of Ukraine and the rebels (whoever they are, but they sure are disgruntled). Russia is only mediating.

Why the US has actually Obama's big black dong and General Breedlove (couldn't make up that name) in this kind of game is anyone's guess.

Oh no, wait it is not ...

Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?

"The plan was even announced by U.S. neocons such as National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman who took to the op-ed page of the Washington Post nearly a year ago to call Ukraine “the biggest prize” and an important interim step toward eventually toppling Putin in Russia."

Yep. Fight against "Putin".

War is being prepared for Europe who still thinks the US is some kind of "friend".

Instead, the US gets to kill four birds with one stone: Strenghten NATO, rustle the Bear's dick, get a new hunting ground for Big Oil in the East and paralyze Europe energy-wise and diplomatically. Great job.

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Re: Hurting russia is easy

What kind of weed are YOU smoking?

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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

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Re: why?

Plus there is Outlook OWA (i.e. Webmail to MS Exchange Server), which is not half bad.

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You must be a virgin to ride a unicorn?

Isn't that a win-win situation?

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Twitter launches beer-money bug bounty

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US$140?

140 characters ... get it?

Paid in monopoly "money".

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Google: let's build our OWN quantum computer

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Only those based on RSA.

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Re: They need it

Because they are both dead and alive?

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Isis Wallet, NOT an Islamist militant group, reborn as Softcard

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ISIS: So terrible that it "sickens" even US state depravement personnel

Meanwhile, in the land of the various things of free:

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

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Cops BUST RING, CUFF BLOKES in Skegness RAID

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Oliver Cromwell, Lord protector of the Cloud and his warts

"The future prosperity of computing is paramount especially considering the rise of cloud computing and the need to keep such environments cyber-crime free,”

World police, Cloud police, TIME POLICE. Ratting out dodgy vendors from underneath the raised floor.

More citations like this, please.

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Like condoms, data now comes in big and HUGE sizes

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Re: FreeBSD & Solaris are the storage kings

FreeBSD and Solaris are the storage kings, with no one else in their league.

[Citation needed]

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Don't buy that phone! It ATTRACTS CRIMINALS, UK.gov will tell people

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Failure of the imagination.

With a still-large deficit and a record stock of debt, there will need to be further spending cuts, as even Labour acknowledge.

Record stock of debt? SELL IT!

I foresee the instrument of "Collateral Cop Obligations". It sounds good.

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That lady on Navy CSI is hot. Is she in the stash?

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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

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Re: I see the knives are out

Everyone is a bit nervous because of those photos that are floating out there.

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