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LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display

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Re: Does this one Spy on you too?

Upvoted for Great Justice.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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Women can do everthing better.

Except pee while standing up.

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Infected Chinese inventory scanners ships off logistics intel

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Re: Language?

El Reg outsources the actual writing to China, they are just responsible for gathering news from other sites.

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Cosmic dust riddle BREAKTHROUGH: Study tackles stuff of the universe

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Re: this is why that happens

Let me guess, you are here to sell the PLASMA THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE?

and on a massive schale even with huge stellar blasts, it doesnt matter, the moving of particles will create elctromagnetic fields, and particles in such environments atrack each.

lolno.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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I prefer a Schrödinger's Pussy

Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies

Frankly, who isn't?

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Europe's highest court: Apple CAN trademark its retail store layout

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Re: Crack

"Prior art" applies to patents though.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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Good!

Generalize the tooling off the "MUH WINDOWS RIGHT OR WRONG" platform?

That's something that should have happened even before the War on Terror proceeded to the "Mission Accomplished" stage.

And get rid of anyone who doesn't agree - with extreme prejudice.

AND get rid of the RIBBON, FFS!!

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: What IS Flash?

Well, you can get it via PDFs, so Flash is PDFs or the converse, I am not sure.

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Re: Version 13?

It also says a lot about Adobe and their mad coding skillz that upgrades are necessary.

And no "all software has bugs" just doesn't cut it. It's out there with "the dog ate my homework" bullshit.

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China trawls top-secret US personnel lists – report

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The attackers were apparently repelled, but only after their activities penetrated some defences.

I suppose they were repelled by the CVs. Neocon, room-temperature IQ, neocon, already bought, israel firster, room-temperature IQ, team USA member, ...

"That's enough Hu, just log off."

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IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

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Re: Genius!

Someone seems to be a bit miffed that the extremely well-going F-35 forever-development might not be fully funded for another decade or two at the same time as the Obamacare ensure-your-liver-chirrosis hoi polloi voting ploy.

On the other hand, I'm sure tax rebates (if any) will not accrue fully at the start of an announcement about a "research project" that is so far mainly fluff for a Wall Street embiggening.

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Re: how about this for a solution?

Given the size of the antennas needed, these "radio" emissions would be more like "X-ray" emissions. Tough to emit and receive without big machinery and collateral damage.

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Re: And how about end-of-life?

I don't think arsenic or gallium as dopants will ever be a large problem.

Indeed, naturally occuring arsenic in groundwater is a problem NOW.

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Dead letter office: ancient smallpox sample turns up in old US lab

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Re: Is it just me.....

Specifically true or not, there's not a chance in hell that the US would really destroy such a potentially powerful weapon.

I wouldn't put it past them. These congenital retards regularly mistake a suicide implement for a weapon.

It's like an AI keeping a trick to generate a kernel fault in its drawer, in case it fancied a little bluescreen.

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Re: Is it just me.....

But it wouldn't be complete with a Jack in the Box.

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So you called the hazmat team?

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Re: Anyone...

Robert the intern can do that....

the WHO declared it eradicated in 1980

Of course, it can be rebuilt from the DNA sequence.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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Re: Some of those redditors...

"the moon blew up in 2009"

Because of Tetsuo Shima?

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Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere

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Doktor King Schultz will be in touch shortly.

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Brit IT industry comes up for air after recession

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History shows insolvencies tend to spike in the wake of a recession as businesses spread themselves too finely and run out of cash.

Welcome to the definition of what a "recession" is about.

As to whether this one is over or whether there is "recovery" - I still bet on further redlining in the year ahead.

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DATA-SWAP SHOCK: A YES to bill that lets big biz, govt share user info

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Madame Feinstein (D-Surveillance) confides...

Every week we hear about the theft of personal information from retailers and trade secrets from innovative businesses

It's good to hear that businesses that are less than innovative and are not retailers remain off the shortlist of attack targets.

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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"My information could well be of use to you, Stalker"

Also remember to wipe or crush your HDD/SDD before handing in your PC at the recycling center.

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Uber kindly agrees not to price gouge during disasters

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Forcing people to be good: a winning proposition that seems logical to pols

State Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman said that the company had agreed to impose a cap on ride prices in the event of an emergency.

As economics teach us, this just means the service will disappear from the market in case of ... problematic circumstances.

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Silicon Valley royalty royally slammed for 'persistent, troubling deficit' of diversity

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The waaahambulance of the imperfect reality

"Diversifying the tech workforce will not only boost the bottom line, but also provide African-American, Latino and female students with success stories in a field largely devoid of role models,"

Procedure for standard liberal dream of endless neurotic fixing:

0) Select a domain à la mode: "tech sector", "biotech", "boardroom members" etc.

1) Apply arbitrary adjectives to persons working in that domain, at least one of which must be "female" and one "african", (sorry "african-american"). Bonus for shoehorning "differently abled" into this.

2) Declare that there exists a non-uniform distribution over the classes defined by above-stated adjectives of above-stated domain

3) Declare that this non-uniform distribution is somehow undesirable, bad or "non/sub-optimal"

4) Declare that this non-uniform distribution can - and should - be whitened by application of money, will or legislation

5) Declare that there exists money and manpower out there that can be legislatively allocated with no opportunity costs to the task of the aforementioned whitening

7) Declare that aforementioned whitening will relieve a "lack of role models"

8) Declare that aforementioned whitening will be "good for the bottom line"

9) At the end of the month, extract money from the economy to pay yourself for a job well done

10) Goto 0)

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Re: Surprised no-one has posted this Aussie Gem.

My sides!!

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Not in the UK.

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Re: Gruesome

Moderation here is like Obama-ordered drone signature strikes...

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Re: Gruesome

Certainly an ingenious idea, my good fellow.

These days, you may get done for chemical warfare for this though.

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Jimmy Saville? Quite the mad cat, indeed.

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Re: Fat dogs with huge jaws should also work

It's bigger all the way up.

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Fat dogs with huge jaws should also work

know that these cats belonged to my neighbours who had nice turd-free gardens thanks to being cat owners

I am not knowledgeable in cat psychology, only knowing that the nasty buggers ferry around the crud that causes crazy cat lady syndrome, so is this some territorial behaviour?

Also, patent, patent!

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Revealed: SECRET DNA TEST SCANDAL at UN IP agency

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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The upgruntling

So he might have been disgruntled then got upgruntled by The Man into a national security threat?

Standard operating procedure.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

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jake, please.

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Re: Conspicuous consumption at it's worst

I see no problem with that - that's what money is for after all.

If you make money, you can spend money. Sure, it may not be the wisest thing in someone's eyes, but YMMW.

The problem comes when money is cheap - i.e. when you can go to a bank and get freshly printed shite from a central bank. Because that is taxation of the hoi polloi via tricks. ANd once money stops being cheap, your project goes titsup and all the resources that went into it have been squandared.

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Re: Wait a minute...

Clearly a new approach to cheat the Skyscraper Index of Impending Doom

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Perfect

The setting for "Final Fantasy 2016: The ISIS within"

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

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Weirdly, last time I installed NoScript, I don't know what happened and I suddenly was on a webpage with some security tool "RECOMMENDED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN"

I got the fuck out as fast as possible.

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Gendarmes grab French Bitcoin exchange in €200k sting

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This is madness? No, this is France!

but doesn't outline what specific laws the exchange is accused of breaking

Anything which doesn't generate the appropriate amount of protection money for State breaks the law. That has been a local custom since the reign of Louis whomever. Tax collection in France is a permanent source of high and low comedy and recently things have been getting frankly desperate: everybody seems to be on the dole, companies are folding and people who can afford to are leaving. Nevertheless the well-remunerated bureaucracy waterhead insists on getting paid and bad-quality "social services" need more money. I hear it has come to the point where people who have paid off their house are looking at the business end of a new tax on "rent they are paying to themselves". Makes sense.

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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Re: The announcement is also factually incorrect @Voland's right hand

Given the way Russia's behaving right now, I can see the sense of it. Totally.

You mean, telling Kerry the Ketchup King that he is a totally fracking liar?

Have a bit of Armen Abazajian patent medicine against MSM indoc

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Re: Totally wrong type of rocket,

Never change a partially dead horse that you are about to flog.

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1961 wasn't 63 years ago.

Yeah, it feels more like yesterday.

Who said "The future is much like the present, only messier?"

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Re: The announcement is also factually incorrect

But...but! MUH CRIMEA!! MUH UKRAINE!!!11

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The President is in the spectator ranks!

Upvoted for nasty citation.

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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Re: UAV's : bigger threat to planes than carry-on kit?

Isn't that what cruise missiles were invented for?

What? No. These are not meant to intercept flying targets. Initially it was a stealthy, ground-hugging transporter for nuclear warheads - you know, go deep into Soviet territory for some action, possibly underneath radar (Risks of first-strike weapon? You bet! But it was mainly to keep the air force and its bombers, which had become a bit too obsolete, relevant).

When production became "cheap enough" in th early 90's, they got fitted with conventional warheads as needed. ("Needed" meaning: a politician needed to blow his load to show "resolve" but did not want to take the ugly decision to put "boots on the ground"; upon which there was much rejoicing ~~yeaaahhh~~)

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Re: UAV's : bigger threat to planes than carry-on kit?

It might be difficult to actually pull off.

Large airliners are fast and have messy air movements all around them.

An accident, being random, is far more likely.

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Re: Typical

This is no way to talk about duly elected politicians!

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Re: @corestore

A written constitution?

We want to prevent "obsolescence due to changing circumstances", sir.

There is a cattle truck waiting for you, sir. Yes, the circumstances changed. Again. Sorry about that.

What's that you are showing me here? A musquet? How utterly quaint.

Right, take him away boys.

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Ask Admiral Adama!

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

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Re: 1985??

I thought that went out in the 19th century at the latest.

Yep, thereafter you had to rack up serious killcounts of natives. It all went professional and competitive, so I stopped watching.

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