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WhatsApp founder: Believe us, internet! 'Twas a DODGY network router WOT DONE IT

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Tinfoil Hattery...

The servers were taken down to update the NSA packet sniffer software.

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Amazon fuses LoveFilm, subs service, calls it Prime Instant Video

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Prime without Lovefilm?

Can't see any option for this.

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Big Beardie's watching: Gaze into the screen... it shall gaze also into you

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Screens in the shop?

Use the card reader on the pump.

Seriously? What part of "DO NOT WANT!" do adbots not get?

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Samsung flings sueball at Dyson for 'intolerable' IP copycat claim

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Actually no.

Back in the 1960, Hoover produced a spherical model without any wheels at all.

The "Hoover Constellation" floated around on its exhaust like a hovercraft.

It's still available in the USA:- http://hoover.com/products/details/s3345/constellation-bagged-canister/

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North Korea to switch on the interwebs

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Re: "[N]othing is ever straightforward"

If the South were to delay the exercises were until after the scheduled "reunion", even money says that the Norks would delay the reunion until it once again coincided with the military exercises.

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US feds want cars conversing by 2017

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Me wonders...

If this is related to the EU Commission wanting remote vehicle kill switches by 2020?

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Chaps propose free global WiFi delivered FROM SPAAAACE

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Oxymoron?

"subset of the Internet" & "Bypass censorship" in the same sentence?

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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Re: If there was any doubt

"he has dispelled it. Well, there is still doubt: is Cameron a stupid piece of shit or an evil piece of shit?"

Yes.

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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

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Re: Wot not Samsung Drives?

Seagate bought Samsung's HDD business a few years ago.

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/about/newsroom/press-releases/seagate-completes-aquisition-samsungs-hdd-business-pr/

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Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

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Re: A lot of risk was taken for the Moon landings

The tricky part of the return to Mike Collins in the Command Module was due it being impossible to test-fire the ascent engine without destroying it due to the highly corrosive hypergolic fuel used.

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THOUSANDS of UK.gov Win XP PCs to face April hacker storm... including boxes at TAXMAN, NHS

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@Neil Alexander

"Because beancounters are lazy and rely too much on the "If it ain't broke, we ain't paying for it." mantra."

FTFY

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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/me rushes to trademark "Microsoft steaming pile of *&^T"

Because "Truth in Advertising"

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No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

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Re: Censorship is alive and well in Britian

@AC10:31 " It does have an on/off switch."

@AC11:21 "Until enough of us insist on switching it off."

FTFY

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Steelie Neelie: EU biz can use YOUR private data WITHOUT PERMISSION

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Note to self

Change all online usernames to "Neelie Kroes".

Paris, because she makes more sense these days.

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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TL;DR

Won't somebody think of the grownups?

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Sky broadband goes TITSUP ALL DAY, thwarts Brits' Xmas web shopping

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Single point of failure?

Obviously, the GCHQ./NSA email-snarfing box has had an ouchie.

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

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Wait a week

The logo won't be on the 3D Bluray.

"Whatever it really thinks about Doctor Who, the BBC certainly isn’t keen on 3D."

Since they decline to inform viewers how to find the 3D programs, viewing figures will of course justify cancellation of their efforts.

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Doctor Who: From Edwardian grump to Malcolm Tucker and back again

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Agreed. It was nice for McGann to list the companions he's had while working for Big Finish.

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Doctor Who Episode One: Through a glass. Darkly

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Tonight's "Adventures in Space and Time"...

...is the "Making of..." this very episode.

If its star, Dave Bradley is convincing as Hartnell, I believe the Beeb should engage his services full time, to remake the missing episodes.

When Hartnell stories run out, they merely need to find a Pat Troughton lookalike, and continue with his stories.

I commend this idea to the house.

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Samsung prepping smartphone with curvy three-sided display

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Three-sided?

Samsung have invented the Tobleronophone?

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How Google paved the way for NSA's intercepts - just as The Register predicted 9 YEARS AGO

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Re: I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...

"No one ticked the box that says the NSA can read my mail."

It's beginning to look like Google did.

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Mobe-makers' BLOATWARE is Android's Achilles heel

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Re: Why all the exitement?

Thanks for reminding me about this.

Just used it to kill the HP printer software supplied on my brand-new Nexus 5 direct from Google.

Devs please note:- Unless an app is an _essential_ part of the OS, it _must_ be deletable.

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Big Beardie's watching: Alan Sugar robots spy on Tesco petrol queue

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Easy to avoid...

From what I've read elsewhere, these are installed inside the shop, targeting people queueing to pay.

All the Tesco garages I've visited have "Pay@Pump" at _every_ pump. Why go into the shop?

If you absolutely have to enter the shop, the webcam controlling this seems like the perfect place to park that used gum.

Besides, the Asda next door is usually a few pence cheaper anyway.

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EU tsars rubbish Brit PM over attempt to delay beefed-up privacy rules

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Re: "Cameron's Conservative party have promised...

2015 is after 2010, but then so is 2030.

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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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