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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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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.

Also:

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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Re: Open software

Hi Bill, don't you have some philantrophic project to manage, you old scumbag?

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Re: Is using Google proprietary APIs better than a RFC standard like IMAP?

If meanwhile you plaud Google for introducing its own proprietary API and protocols to access mail

"Accessing mail" is just another way of implementing a distributed filesystem that has the form of a holdover from the era of servers that were like Raspies at the far end of a serial line.

It's time to let go and make a mail client a gloss on top of Coda for example.

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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After more than 40 hours of investigation

41 hours, then. 5 support dudes for one day?

None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone.

The breach is not a breach!

We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.

You could ask the NSA. Come to think of it, they probably have those nudeselfies on file and hanging off the index tree.

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Re: Two factor auth is a good thing - Apple's is not

Why not just go to a genius bar where you get served?

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Re: Sell out your friends cheap

I guess Stalin and the Nazi glitterati must have been heavy facebookers?

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4chan is not written 4Chan

"Cubrilovic has examined degenerate nude selfie and revenge porn networks"

Something like nude white dwarves, but evil and networked?

Anway, WHERE are those pics of Miss Hunger Games?

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Their political analysis is on the same level.

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Drone captures shots of budding APPLE SPACESHIP HQ

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Re: Interesting form of words

Does he need to?

I have never had a letter of imaging companies in my mailbox.

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Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

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Re: The task is impossible

Impossibru.jpg

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Re: Alternatively ...

but have sometimes wondered if there might be other explainations

Like the risk of Warehouse Rise Of The Machines?

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'Sony and Twitch' hacking crew Lizard Squad: 'We quit'

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Re: maybe...

Downvoted for the canned "zomg girls XDDDDD" swipe. It was old when the Internet bubble was still big.

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Uber alles... nein! Deutschland imposes NATIONWIDE BAN on taxi app

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Re: You mean the government bodies are feeling the heat??

Not saying the Taxi system doesn't need a good shake-up, but when the other guy isn't paying his way like you do it's kinda unfair.

The uptake of the slogan "everyone must pay the protection money equally" is the sign that the monkeys are now in the "well trained" mindframe.

No-one will ever touch the banana ever again.

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Re: You cannot put the brakes on progress.

But somehow I don't see how unleasing a bandit horde of untrained, unlicensed, unregulated and quite probably uninsured "taxis" on to the city streets is any kind of progress.

Indeed, it might be better to employ these unleased people in government jobs.

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The next service will be called "Lusitania". They won't torpedo it.

“The Passenger Transport Act regulates driver and consumer protection,” the cooperative’s chairman Dieter Schlenker said. “It can’t be overturned no matter how neoliberal the company.”

Incorrect use of "neoliberal" and hint at socialistic-populistic brainrot. Oh wait, he's from a union.

Instant disqualification.

Also, in b4 Andrew permanently moves his residence to Berlin etc.

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

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NAMECHEAP: I must reiterate this is not a security breach at Namecheap, nor a hack against us

EL REG: If nothing else, the hack against Namecheap underlines the danger of password re-use.

Unsure about the situation?

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

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Microsoft sickly share not working?

Deal with it!

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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Re: Apple does not limit the number of password entry attempts users could can make

I frankly think we should have more of these disasters.

Makes ISIS, Ebola, the resurgent Recession, and the NATO-embiggening show in the ex-Soviet countryside that we need to fight because of reasonsmoneyed neocon interests look tame in comparison.

As El Reg reported yesterday, the photos depict Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande

Woah, I nearly misread this as photos of decrepit. I was worried of getting older fast.

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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Re: Merde!

Or the help desk has been moved to the Caliphate.

"Yes this is Aziz from ISIS, how can I scalp you?"

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Re: The Lord of the Rings Online MMO

What no script to BASE64 encode/decode on the fly?

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I fully applaud....

...this strenous effort to ban badness from the input of poor, innocent salters and hashers!

(Neuroticism is not a joke!)

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Hardkernel nixes RPi clone project

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Re: Speculation on forums...

Probably another hit by Putin.

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Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus

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Offensively-and-dangerously-in-control of her sexuality [citation needed]

Seriously, what the hell? Not sure whether it isn't just histrionic personality disorder.?

Additionally, I do not think getting one's worldview challenged and feeling less exceptional is a bad thing, and nor is getting seriously offended from time to time. But it's more rewarding to experience this outside of Facebook and Instagram, though not necessarily Google.

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