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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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Black Helicopters

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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Pirate

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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Pirate

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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Japanese Feds urge ISPs to support Tor ban plan

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Re: I always wondered how long it was going to take...

To summarize:- Tor is anti-Gubmint.

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The Reg puts Vulture inside the Large Hadron Collider

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So you didn't meet this guy then?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hIGrFxSTkBU/TMGyceAbP5I/AAAAAAAAB6Y/6-eGvqc5pP0/s1600/Gordon%2BFreeman%2BSpotted%2BAt%2BCERN.jpg

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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Hmm...

I smell rolled-up trouser legs & funny handshakes (with manilla envelopes)

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Anonymous joins forces with arch-enemy The Jester against Norks

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Anonymous should leave the Norks alone...

... and take down the world's real #1 evil - Telemarketers and their robo-dialing henchbots.

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British spooks chum up with IT-related biz to battle cyber threats

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MI5 & GCHQ?

Only there to threaten the others into installing back doors in their systems for "official" use only.

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Maybe don't install that groovy pirated Android keyboard

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"Should custom Android keyboards even be allowed?"

I find that with a rooted Xoom 1 running JB 4.2.2, a custom keyboard like (genuine) Swiftkey is NECESSARY!

This is because the stock keyboard closes itself after EVERY keypress.

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National Security Letters ruled unconstitutional

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Ruling overturned by SCOTUS in 3...2...1...

Because "Government of the People, by the Priveliged, for the Corporate."

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There's cling-ons on the starboard bow! Trekkies' wallets under attack

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"Starfleet commanders used portable flip-phone style transceivers."

Which is where the designers of the first flip-phone, the Motorola StarTAC say they got their inspiration.

PS: ALL Starfleet personnel used communicators, not just Commanders & above.

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

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Follow the Funding...

I suspect it will lead to the Vegetarian Society.

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Military-industrial patent troll demands BEEELLIONS from Cisco

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Re: patent trolls aren't so brave

Lawyers. Riiiight.

<---- Mine's the Italian made one.

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SpaceX rocket reaches orbit but Dragon fails to spit fire

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Good news everyone!

Musk tweeted this at 1640UTC:-

"Solar array deployment successful"

and this at 1702UTC:-

"Attempting bring up of thruster pods 2 and 4"

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Moscow's speed cameras 'knackered' by MYSTERY malware

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Re: Most excellent

70 limit came in in 1965 after Carroll Shelby was reported to reach 198mph on the M1.

Before then, the white circle with a black diagonal line meant "End of Speed Limit".

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Best Buy takes axe to touchy Windows 8 PCs - lops $100 off price

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Re: @ Anonymous IV

Why not? They always have before.

Windows ME & Vista spring readily to mind.

<- Tux, because I left the sinking ship many years ago.

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Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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Pics of peripherals

But none of actual console it seems.

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Oklahoma cops rake ashes of 'spontaneous combustion' victim

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Linux Foundation ships UEFI Secure Boot workaround

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Re: What a surprise

Actually, MS certification requirements state that the Secure Boot off-switch is required on x86 devices and PROHIBITED on ARM devices (like the Surface).

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The business mullet: Cool or tool?

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Jacket & Jeans?

Gotta be Jeremy Clarkson.

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