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MPs to review laws on UK spy-snoopery after GCHQ Tempora leaks

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Re: Why didn't he answer the question?

You forget that politicians are psychologically incapable of answering yes or no to ANY question.

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Bonking boffins say bacon biters won't breed

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Follow the money!

Odds that this research was funded by The Vegetarian Society?

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Android security relies on ZOMBIE CRYPTO, argues infosec pundit

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Isn't it obvious?

"A German researcher is asking why Google is using the “horribly broken” RC4 and MD5 cipher as its first-default for SSL"

Because the NSA told them to.

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

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Re: Why can't they write some new programmes?

Not CGI - Proper stop-motion.

New puppets are being made by the firm that worked on "The Corpse Bride" etc.

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Police constable 1337 stunned by Lego lookalike

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Re: Pics or it didn't happen.

There are pics at the link in the middle of the story.

Fail is you.

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The NSA's hiring - and they want a CIVIL LIBERTIES officer

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"Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

Pronounced "Scapegoat".

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Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)

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Sunday Trading laws mean "24 Hour" branches are open 06:00 Monday to 23:59 Saturday, then 10:00 to 16:00 (or 11:00 to 17:00) Sunday.

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Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?

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Re: I could see banning offensive words,

The world has learned plenty.

Politicians... not so much.

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Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

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Re: local media

The Cloud exists. The NSA don't want you to have local media.

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Zuckerberg: I want the WHOLE WORLD in my hands

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Zuckerberk wants this for only one reason...

He's hoping they all sign up to FacePalm, so he can sell their souls to advertising Shoggoths.

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Guardian lets UK spooks trash 'Snowden files' PCs to make them feel better

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Re: Wait a minute

Nice use of Seuss - Upvoted

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Fear the JOBZILLA! 150ft STATUE of Steve planned 'lest fanbois forget'

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"Somwhere in the Bay Area?

Place it _straddling_ the San Andreas Fault... and wait

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Attention, addicts: LEGO meth lab pays homage to Breaking Bad

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Re: instant fail

Even HF isn't capable of dissolving through a bathtub & floor.

Mythbusters this week was a Breaking Bad special.

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

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Re: £43k?

Actually, Caterham are bringing out a new model for about £17k.

The bad news is that it's a 3cyl 660cc Suzuki turbo:-

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/caterham-seven-suzuki-engine-2013-08-05

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China has another go at rare earth dominance

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Re: Not learning from history?

"So, is it because becoming a politician makes people stupid and arrogant, or is it only stupid and arrogant people who want to become politicians?"

Yes.

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Obama proposes four-point plan to investigate US data spooks

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Obama is just a figurehead

I direct your attention to the BBC docu-drama called "Yes, Prime Minister!".

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Asus will bung 'Nexus 7 2' fondle-droids on Blighty's shelves this month

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Re: LTE / 4G

Apparently going to cost £299

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Ofcom: Making a switch between ISPs will soon be much easier

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2015?

There's a slim chance I might have the option of fibre by then.

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Re: Signed up for Force9 (now Plusnet) with my 9600 modem

For the last few years Plusnet has been owned by BT. (That's why I left them).

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

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Re: Frakking Skylons

Easily fixed:- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064691/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Tor servers vanish as FBI swoops on kiddie-smut suspect

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Slashdot has more - TOR hacked by FBI

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/08/04/2054208/half-of-tor-sites-compromised-including-tormail

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Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

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Re: Maybe The Dr is going full circle

If they were really going full circle, then the next Doctor would logically be David Bradley, who is playing William Hartnell in the Dr Who: Origins special "An Adventure in Space and Time" that the Beeb are putting out.

linky:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23267085

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Re: Me!

I'm Brian, and so's my wife!

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Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but WHO will rid us of terrible trolls?

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Re: but WHO will rid us of terrible trolls?

I think we'll have to do it ourselves at the next election.

(Needs V for Vendetta icon)

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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Budget Cuts?

Remember, this is only the NSA's _public_ budget threatened with cuts.

Their "Black Budget"* will increase by 2x any cuts to compensate.

* Black Budget - Concealed funding ($20,000 for a toilet seat , etc)

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Re: Well my English cousins...

Unfortunately, any such protest will receive absolutely zero coverage in the regular press,

as the f***w*ts who own it all are 100% behind the ban in order to promote sales of their old-fashioned skin mags.

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Curiosity team: Massive collision may have killed Red Planet

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As any fule no...

'twas the Red Moon that destroyed life on Mars.

http://www.dandare.org/dan/stories/redmoon/redmoon.htm

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CONFIRMED: Driverless cars to hit actual British roads by end of year

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Re: "most likely be configured to perform boring, tricky tasks like parking"

Current models only work the steering, the driver still has to apply throttle & brake.

Volvo have recently shown off a car which will drop the humans off at the entrance to a multi-storey car park, then drive in and find itself an empty space.

How the driver finds or summons his car back to take him home was not revealed.

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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Counting the days...

Until we can tell Cameron to "Default Off".

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Oh please, PLEASE bring back Xbox One's hated DRM - say Xbox loyalists

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What's that I smell?

Something a lot like astroturf

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Universal Credit? Universal DISCREDIT, more like, say insiders

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Maybe that's why...

The inquiry into GCHQ's PRISM-alike interweb snarfing program is being held in secret?

Because they don't want the great unwashed knowing that it they p*ssed science only knows how many billions on yet another broken system!

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Brits: Give us £1m and we'll build a crack ALIEN-HUNTING TEAM

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Re: It's the wrong searchj

The nearest NutriMatic machine is at Barnard's Star

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Re: Seti@home

Why re-invent the wheel? They could just sign up as a BOINC project - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

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Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea

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Cue the conspiracy theorists:-

Blaming the Bermuda Triangle, Somali Pirates, or even Apple / Microsoft SEAL teams in 3...2...1...

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Mastercard and Visa block payments to Swedish VPN firms

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Re: V/MC are a US duopoly

Well, there is Amex, but not even NASA accept that anymore.

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Bank details - PAH! Phishers want your FACEBOOK password

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They can have my Facebook password

Pity I don't have an account to go with it!

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Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a peephole

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Re: Wonder how

Not needed if you don't use the USB hub on the monitor.

Laptop users, however may have a problem doing that.

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BBC lied to Parliament about doomed £100m IT monster, thunder MPs

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Simple (cheaper) solution?

Pay some school leavers minimum wage to rip all the tapes into one or more Petaboxes.

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PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)

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IT courses?

Looks like he means "A RasPi in every lunchbox!" rather than lessons in driving MS Office.

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So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

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Re: So many choices

Carlyle is caught up in "Once Upon a Time" for the foreseeable future, and Siddig is involved with "Da Vinci's Demons" - both of which have been renewed for next year.

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All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters

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Even simpler answer...

Got kids?

U banned from Interwebs until they leave home!

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Won't somebody think of the adults?

Title says it all.

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Albert Einstein brings cheese and clean pyjamas to space station

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Re: "...treats such as peanut butter..."

How else will they fix air leaks from micrometeorite damage?

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Obama: Just call me Billygoat Gruff the Third, patent trolls

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"Timely Defense" is needed...

... to stop trolls sitting on the patent waiting for a big payday.

If they don't jump the first time there is infringement, the patent becomes public domain.

<-- Trollface for obvious reasons.

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ISPs: Get ready to slurp streams from Murdoch's fat pipe

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Re: Who else has left already?

Would love to follow you, but "Infinity" is how long I'll have to wait before fibre is installed in my town.

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Nick Clegg: Snooper's Charter 'isn't going to happen'

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How to be a Politician...

1: Promise everything

2: Deliver nothing

3: Blame other parties

4: Profit!

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High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

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Re: Dumb Telly?

The "Evolution Kit" is a smartphone-sized box that clips into a socket on the back of the TV.

See:- http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2013/01/10/samsung-evolution-kit-smart-tv-and-the-colliding-worlds-of-phones-pcs-and-televisions/

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Blogger, activist pals answer Anons' CISPA website blackout call

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Re: Surely T&Cs cover this ?

Of course, this assumes the candidate _has_ accounts with said marketing ^H^H^H social networking orgs.

I don't, so I would obviously not get the job because I won't hand over passwords to said non-existent accounts.

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ICO probes Home Office refusal to reveal Snooper's Charter details

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Dear Liz,

Skip over this bit, will you?

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