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GitHub wipes hand across bloodied face, stumbles from brutal DDoS beating

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Samsung DENIES benchmark CHEATING, despite evidence

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A Galaxy of Frank Retards

1) Someone with a harebrain down at marketing has a BRIGHT IDEA

2) Someone with a harebrain up at management thinks this is a GOOD IDEA

3) FUND IT (other features can wait)

4) ????

5) Shenanigans

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Twitter spills unprofitable guts in $1bn IPO filing

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Re: Where did the money go?

> They have a system with one table database, two columns, max single record of 140 characters

Not at that volume, we don't.

And you would be surprised at the money that even a company housed in a shed can burn through.

As for the "5 people company". Do you really expect much happening in a 5 people company unless you outsource pretty much everything?

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It's official: Steelie Neelie is a triple-triple-TRIPLE win digital woman

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It's like we are doing elections here?

Women, the digital market and Europe's economy can all benefit from more females working in the IT sector within the EU, Brussels' unelected digital czar Neelie Kroes insisted today.

The whole of Europe could benefit if a mothership from Xargoz IV appeared in low earth orbit and proclaimed that it would hand over unbelievable technology to caring and liberal/progressive nations which have "free healthcare" and strong gun laws not to mention the foresight to worry about global warming and that treat their army of public employees well by giving them higher salaries than can ever be reached in the private sector.

But it ain't gonna happen.

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Re: I'm all for more women in IT

Implying that you won't just swap those with the female version with added drama on top.

And, is that you Jake?

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Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'

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Re: terrorism, not war

[Citation needed for killing random Jews Worldwide]

While Iran is not a do-gooder country (but still stays seriously below the rap sheet of "The West" in all respects, a fact for which quite a lot of our "leaders" should spend their lives in a supermax), the AMIA bombing has all the clarity of the finding that "Iran was working with Al Qaeda towards 9/11", i.e. something served up in fast food fashion for boobus americanus and his siblings. WIth mayonnaise on top.

Indictment of Iran for ’94 Terror Bombing Relied on MEK

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of the armed Iranian opposition Mujahedin E Khalq (MEK), the full text of the document reveals.

The central piece of evidence cited in Nisman’s original 900-page arrest warrant against seven senior Iranian leaders is an alleged Aug. 14, 1993 meeting of top Iranian leaders, including both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and then president Hashemi Rafsanjani, at which Nisman claims the official decision was made to go ahead with the planning of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA).

But the document, recently available in English for the first time, shows that his only sources for the claim were representatives of the MEK or People’s Mujahideen of Iran. The MEK has an unsavory history of terrorist bombings against civilian targets in Iran, as well as of serving as an Iraq-based mercenary army for Saddam Hussein’s forces during the Iran-Iraq War.

And also

Argentine Report Casts Doubt on Iran Role in '94 Bomb

Less than three weeks after that Iranian bid for negotiations, on March 17, 2002, a bomb blast destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 26 people. Argentina, the United States, and Israel have long maintained that Iran was responsible for both that bombing and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA headquarters.

But it seems unlikely that Iranian leaders would have ordered or knowingly supported any terror bombing in Buenos Aires just when they were concerned with nailing down an agreement to protect Iran's important interests in relations with Argentina.

The report goes on to present new information that also appears to rule out an Iranian role in the 1994 AMIA bombing. It confirms that Menem canceled the second and third nuclear technology contracts with Iran but not the first contract involving the low-enriched uranium.

etc. etc.

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After the Syrian pratfall... plan B!

Yeah... sounds like Israel quickly wants to make sure peace doesn't break out. That would be politically damaging to the little gnomic fascist in charge.

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Cloud biz model 'unproven' as Amazon scares world+dog into competing - or ELSE

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Re: Gee.

Can someone somewhere come up with a convincing reason to stream GBs of data to a cloud over a sub 1MBps link to somewhere largely unknown?

Exactly not the target market.

For me, the cloud works because I use it to quickly set up and tear down applications for customer projects or for trialing software.

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Re: Gee.

Goddammit Jake, posting from your survivalist stronghold innawoods again.

"Security" against NSA or whatever is not the point at all. It's easier to cloudify than manage the horror of the infrastructure in-house. Sure, it may not fit all use cases (and you seem to say that it must fit all use cases). Welcome to the market.

By your rationnel, there would be no Internet because not secure etc. etc. Instead leased lines would be everywhere.

"Joke Alert" icon because it is the nearest to "Jake Alert"

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Feds smash internet drug bazaar Silk Road, say they'll KEELHAUL 'Dread Pirate Roberts'

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"Drug dealers who have enough scale to make real money get caught (or dead)"

...or protected by a US three-letter agency or the agency of some other state.

As always, it depends

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In defence of defenestration: Microsoft MUST hurl Gates from the Windows

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Re: Having a founder who is too influential is one thing

Which is okay too.

The anti-capitalistic mentality, I see. Being rich is NOT a sin.

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Re: Kinda silly.

There is something the "humanizes" Microsoft and it is some kind of old founder dude who now looks like the repairman from "Alien" but who used to be the most nasty operator in the business???

Just. What. What are you smoking?

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But the CEO cannot let the board go. That is not up to him to decide.

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FAIL

So much apocalyptic imagery. But what does it actually mean? Nothing.

Except that the author maybe thinks that shareholders aren't entitled to dividends, fat or not?

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Re: Wait, what?

I would prefer no healthcare and cheap guns.

At least it wouldn't be a liberalwank with everyone happy and born equally retarded.

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The US Department of Justice has nothing to do with Justice whatsoever.

They are on the same level as a "Volksgerichtshof".

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Washington Post officially sold to Amazon's Bezos for quarter of a Tumblr

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Glories of Youth

"that broke Watergate"

Nowadays carrying water for AIPAC and various imperalist agendas or else permashilling for various D.C. powerplayers. Called the "Neocon Post" for a reason.

They even waited for the Guardian to come out with the Snowden Snowball first.

That outfit needs a slash and burn.

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Britney-obsessed Ubuntu 13.10 DUMPS X Windows-killer Mir in desktop U-turn

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Re: "Fork! I said Fork"

So is Mir better than Wayland?

None of them is live yet, but it would be astonishing.

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Mir will now be know as "WTC 5"

As Mayor Guliani once said with his best Tarkin impersonation to a firefighter asking what to do about the burning WTC 5: "PULL IT" (because why did we spend the past 2 months setting the demolition charges if we don't use them now?)

[...okay what he actually said was "PULL OUT" (because a majorly large part of the support structure is missing), but that's not nearly as fun.]

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Scientists to IPCC: YES, solar quiet spells like the one now looming CAN mean ICE AGES

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Re: 15 year hiatus in global warming? BULLSH*T!!!

The good thing about tipping points is that you never know when it tips.

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Re: Eddy Minimum here we goes.

Bad times for Mexicans. Bad times.

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Curiosity keeps on trucking despite government shutdown

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All in all it's a sorry 55th birthday for NASA. The agency came into being on October 1, 1958 after being set up by President Eisenhower, who also established the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

That's a simplifying view of history. I remember the story of Lyndon B. Johnson operated operationally in Washington to create NASA to replace NACA, purposefully using practically the same name and posting legislation in Arthur Dent fashion buried and just before holidays. I need to find that story back. I need to find that story back.

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Worse than theatre. Clown show.

GovMedia Speak

By Peter G. Klein

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

We all know that in GovMedia speak, “spending cut” means reducing the rate of increase in spending, while “shutdown” means reducing the workforce by 40%. From David Henderson we learn that “defund” apparently means “change a few implementation requirements without reducing funding by a penny.” Specifically, the Congresspeople who supposedly want to “defund” Obamacare proposed only to scrap the individual mandate [mandatory buying of health insurance] and remove the subsidy for Congresspeople and their staffers.

Remember the old Soviet-era joke, “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us?” This is the state of US political discourse about economic issues. The Republicans pretend to oppose Obamacare, and the Democrats pretend to oppose them. The purported differences are trivial, the “debate” political theater. Only government officials and the Official Media are amused.

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'The NSA set me up,' ex-con Qwest exec claims

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WTF?

The reflexive "he was an exec, he must be bad" idiots are out in force I see. Apparently they trust the government and the SEC. I laugh.

"Insider trading" is very often a bullshit accusation, where you are being asked to prove you are not a witch. I expect the next level will come where you are accused of not having sold your shares in spite of knowing their value would go up, depriving poor widows and children of their just rent.

The real insiders are setting pretty on the Hill and clustering around Fed offices to pull on the contracts fuelled by money printing. Anyone ready to haul them away? Nope.

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US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

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Liberal spotted

"It's pretty clear that once anybody understands what "obamacare" is really all about, they really, really want it. And that would really destroy the Tea-bagger narrative, now wouldn't it."

Apparently YOU really understand what obamacare is all about, so YOU want it. Does anybody else? Must be those freaking "tea-baggers", right.

As far as I see it, its is mandatory insure to be taken out by the taxpayer for a service that already exists in quite a few places. It's not something that will help the bottom rungs to get "free healthcare", which is a concept that exists only in the addled minds of people who think things like healthcare can be "free" (don't be surprised by no service or a deathtrap when you actually need it, as is the use in quite a few places in Yurop). It is also a promise to not pay healhcare workers for the work they do (that is the part called "price controls").

But apart from that.... anyone talking about the runaway military spending and the cancerous government growth that could be curtailed in order to continue working? NOPE! NO WAY, NO SIR! THAT'S AN ACQUIRED BENEFIT, THIS IS! GIMME AN ADDITIONAL F-35 SQUADRON ON THE TAB, PLEASE. AND ANOTHER 10'000 FEDERAL WORKERS DOING NOTHING BUT HEAT THEIR SEATS IN D.C.

Another item:

We all know that in GovMedia speak, “spending cut” means reducing the rate of increase in spending, while “shutdown” means reducing the workforce by 40%. From David Henderson we learn that “defund” apparently means “change a few implementation requirements without reducing funding by a penny.” Specifically, the Congresspeople who supposedly want to “defund” Obamacare proposed only to scrap the individual mandate and remove the subsidy for Congresspeople and their staffers.

Remember the old Soviet-era joke, “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us?” This is the state of US political discourse about economic issues. The Republicans pretend to oppose Obamacare, and the Democrats pretend to oppose them. The purported differences are trivial, the “debate” political theater. Only government officials and the Official Media are amused.

As well as the patsies, apparently.

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Google adds Large Hadron Collider tunnel to Street View

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I hope they put Gordon Freeman/Barney Calhoun or Yoko Tsuno somehwere to be spotted.

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GCHQ's CESG CCP 4 UK GOV IT BFFs? LOL RTFA INFOSEC VIPs ASAP

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Candidate must...

(1) ... have penetrated at least one (1) switch situated on the territory of the troubled nation of "Belgium".

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ATOM SMASHER ON A CHIP technology demonstrated

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A Little Something for Us Tempunauts

Nicely done. "preheat" in that case, though.

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Re: Well, that cool

A time-machine microwave? Get me John Titor on the horn!

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Cut it some SLAC

> First, you must get the electrons up to speed and then ramp up their energy using electric fields and a precisely engineered tube of ridges

That is because after a "suitably high" energy, the speed doesn't change much because of "that speed limit".

This wouldn't make an "atom smasher" either (no hadrons), but if you add:

1) An antielectron source

2) The calorimeters and other detector stuff

you might get a Small Electron-Positron Collider or a Small SLAC which can be fun.

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

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Re: Slightly fruity comparison

"You are precisely correct, civilian nuclear plants ARE derived from U.S. nuclear submarine development"

In a large, vague way yes.

On the other hand, Fukushima-style Boiling Water Reactors do NOT fint into submarines.

For that, you have Pressurized Water Reactors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PWR_reactors

> But the public trusted the nuclear designers before

When was that?

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Re: Slightly fruity comparison

So.... Mr "Retired Physicist" talking from on high to the rubes...

It's all down to ignorance and nuclear lobbying? And a lack of logic?

But on the other hand, relying on solar/nuclear is faith and the infrastructure is crutters anyways because of economic uncertainty over the price of electricity?

"Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology"

Yeah. I despair of my profession.

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Re: Slightly fruity comparison

You drive down to Geneva then turn left at CERN. Take the lift downwards underneath the "Science and Technology Center" copper-colored ball. At level -1.666 there will be a big red button with gothic lettering spelling

"DO NOT PUSH UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! MISUSE WILL BE PROSECUTED".

Push it.

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Re: Uranium reactors

Behind da paywall, we find:

Russia’s Nuclear Reactors Could Take over the World, Safe or Not

Whether Russian training of foreign nucle­ar workers raises concern or not, it is vital to preventing reactor accidents, many of which are caused in whole or in part by human-operator error. “Even small reac­tors require training people up in a big, big way,” Sokolski says. Russia has been training newcomers in Obninsk, a two-hour drive from Mos­cow. New dorms and classrooms are being added here to old ones to handle a flood of foreigners expected in the coming years. Far from home, the first of some 600 Turk­ish students who will study here — baby-faced and hopeful — sip tea and look to their bright futures as their country’s first nuclear workers. “Thank God there’s Skype” to break the tedium, 21-year-old Gökcehan Tosun says in a coffee shop near her dorm. Next to her is Olgun Köse, practicing his Eng­lish, a relief after months of grueling Rus­sian lessons. “We’ve seen much cold, we’ve seen minus 35 degrees,” he says, his eyes widening at the memory of his first Rus­sian winter. Yet with guaranteed careers and good salaries ahead, they are the envy of their friends.

Later that night some of the Turks will play in a band, Rockkuyu, after Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear project. Köse talks of how oil is “finished,” how solar is too expensive, and how nucle­ ar energy is green, “fast and beautiful.”

The students believe the new reactors will give Turkey, and themselves, entrée into a scientifically advanced and sustainable future. “Turkey will grow up,” Köse says. And Russia will be right there to help them.

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Re: Thorium reactors and A-bombs.

> The trouble with a Uranium fission reactor is that it inevitably breeds Plutonium

Very inefficiently and very easy to check. Unless your reactor is a Windscale model with a permanent feed. And then you need a reprocessing plant.

Which why the perma-shitting over Iran's pressurized water reactor is just fakery btw.

> U233 is quite definitely fissile.

Amurricans tried it and it didn't work particularly well. It's also easy to detect and difficult to handle because of the gamma-ray barbeque you are building when using U233. Use Pu, young man.

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Re: Slightly fruity comparison

> "the bigger picture is what matters"

> concerns higher background radiation

> tsunami-devastated region

IMPLYING!

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Re: Cause for concern

Too hard to handle. Pu is easier: Uhuhuu 233

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Clear this week's diary - Twitter just might flash its secret $15bn IPO in public

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Om nom nom nom

$15bn for a few servers and a couple of Scala scripts?

Truly Quantitative Easing is working.

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London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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It's like Rashomon: Everyone has a different story about this, even the dead guy.

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Re: Hurr durr!

Spamhaus CIO Richard Cox removed from RIPE Anti-Abuse Working Group, 18 November 2010:

James Blessing, concerned Internet citizen, said he noticed that Co-Chair Richard Cox tends often not to be present at RIPE Meetings or not involved, unless it is to be hostile towards RIPE itself. He asked if Richard was the correct person to be working group co-chair.

Working Group Co-Chair Brian Nisbet said he contacted Richard and asked him to respond to comments that had been made, but Brian had not heard back from Richard in relation to this.

Jim Reid, Internet citizen, said this was a delicate issue, and even if the co-chair of a working group was critical of RIPE, that is not necessarily a bad thing. He said, however, that his opinion was that Richard crossed a line insofar as his comments were unfair and unjustified, and he confused RIPE with the RIPE NCC in his comments, which is not helpful. He said Richard’s comments unfairly damaged the reputation of RIPE, the RIPE NCC and the Anti-Abuse Working Group.

Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chair, noted that this is the first time there has been a situation like this in the history of RIPE. Rob noted that the RIPE Chair, the Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board and the RIPE NCC Managing Director met with Richard where they tried to clear up some misunderstandings. He said all three who met with Richard are disappointed that the outcome of this meeting, where they thought issues had been cleared up, were not reflected in subsequent posts from Richard that were published on websites. He said he felt that if you were elected to chair a working group by the RIPE community then you had a responsibility to that community and to its secretariat, the RIPE NCC. He concluded that it would be better for the community if Richard would step down so it would be clear that when he spoke he was speaking for himself and not the RIPE community.

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Brian said he had discussed the matter with Rob prior to the working group session and they agreed that the working group had the authority to appoint its co-chairs and, therefore, to remove them. Brian asked if anyone was willing to stand up and object to Richard Cox being removed as Co-Chair of the Anti-Abuse Working Group. As nobody took this action, Brian declared that consensus had been reached. He said that he would require a new co-chair and he expressed his wishes that one could be in place by the RIPE 62 Meeting.

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Re: hmmm.

AL SHAHAB RULEZ!!111!!

WE GONNA SET DA BOMB UP. CLICK HERE.

[Bad quality picture of free-air morning prayer accompanied by AKM, with shopped Capitol burning in the background]

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Hurr durr!

Not a friend of spam but not a friend of Spamhaus either, having been bitten by their enthusiastic policies which are on the level of Team Amurrica and the Centre for the Propagation of Democracy in the Middle East before.

A good read:

Cyberbunker account of the blacklist event

A2B account of the blacklist event

Spamhaus account of the blacklist event

Unrelated but at least Cyberbunker is funny:

Cyberbunker raided by SWAT team

I feel I'm gonna host with those guys.

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

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Re: I wonder how many people

Katawa Shoujo?

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Re: Sick!

Indeed. Even sicker to have a society that permits people like you with their morals all twisted out of shape running around freely. Why not check into a rehab clinic?

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Better than Syrian rebel torture.

Next: iPhone with call in progress being pulled along a row of Cobalt 60 rods until IT CROAKS.

MUAHAHAHA!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 region-locking saga CLEAR AS MUD

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Re: Please excuse this OT comment...

Like buying region-locked phones, commenting on Orly articles is not necessarily recommended.

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But he told the truth!

"provide customers with optimal mobile experience"

In an NSA-like least offensive enhancement of the truth, this actually means the customer wanders around in confused fashion looking for a maintenance shop able to unlock the thing.

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Apple iOS 7 makes some users literally SICK. As in puking, not upset

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Hipsters Hurling Heavily as Holy Handhelds Have Hidden Hooks into Hindbrains?

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WET SPOT found on MARS: NASA rover says 'high percentage'

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Re: @ Mr Spok & Vociferous - Just heat it up a bit?

Fund it!

Just because it's fun and it lead to moans about the Pristine Female-ish Martian Desert being ruthlessly violated by the patriarchic Hand of Man!

MUAHAHA!!

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Re: Thus the nucular treatment

Ridiculous! Gigantic biorobots launched from underneath Tokyo and driven by schoolgirls is where it's at!

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