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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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Boffin

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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Unhappy

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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Facepalm

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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Axed staffers hijack HMV Twitter account: 'We're tweeting LIVE from HR'

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@dz-015

Agreed.

As Confucious never said:- "Once the avalanche has begun, it is too late for the mountain to vote."

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Harry Potter's Filch conjures Doctor Who's dead first time-lord

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But who...

would be right to play Troughton & Pertwee?

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Alien space rocks EXPLODE in fireball over Japan

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FAIL

Video Fail

Due to "crossdomain policy restrictions".

Did Reg mean this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAQxmhSJXfQ

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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"Weird Al" Yankovic was right...

This NRA spokesman appears in the movie "UHF":-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgSOCYhwLJ8

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Patent trolling surges, but righteous cavalry on the way

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Re: Wrong legislation wording

Better yet: If the answer is no, then the litigant pays double the defendant's cost and the patent is awarded to the defendant because they obviously _do_ produce technology that the patent covers.

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US court ungags Yelp reviewer who dissed builder

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Stop

Truth != Libel

/discussion.

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Thunderbolt interface strikes YOUR PC: What's the damage?

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Obligatory XKCD

http://xkcd.com/927/

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UK.gov: You didn't trust us with your ID, so we gave it to private biz

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FAIL

Re: ... eradicate terrorism and pedophilia.

"The Tories and Labour are cut from the same cloth"

The problem is neither the Tories nor Labour. The actual problem is the un-elected (un)civil servants pushing this along.

"Yes, Prime Minister" was a docudrama, not a sitcom!

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Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request

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Devil

ACTA == Hydra

Chop off one head and two more grow in its place.

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Parliament: Snoop Charter plan 'too sweeping', 'misleading', 'suspicious'

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"require CSPs to retain web logs up to the first "/"."

So the CSPs will have to retain logs that contain "http:/" and "https:/"?

I think I'll be OK with that.

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Report blasts NASA for 'lack of consensus' on goals, plans

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Re: Pot calling the kettle black?

Upvoted for truth!

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Revealed: ITU's deep packet snooping standard leaks online

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Re: Standardisation.

On the upside, standardization would also allow for a single method of bypassing DPI.

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Elon Musk jumps overboard from Paul Allen's GIANT MOTHERSHIP

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Boffin

Skylon

That is all.

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

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Childcatcher

Could be worse...

Could be called "Hashtag.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/nov/28/baby-hashtag-silliest-name-ever

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Titsup Windows 8 PayPal payments snare upgraders

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Re: Handy Tip

If you have dual boot and need to install Windows you need to install to a separate drive which is not your normal boot drive (unless you don't mind re-installing your bootloader)

Not necessary. Just install Windows _first_, then use your Linux LiveCD to resize/repartition the drive & then install.

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

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They've found the best way to kickstart manned exploration missions...

GOLD!

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Star Wars VII: The Disney Movie signs Toy Story III script genius

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Alert

I feel a great disturbance in The Force...

As if "Jar Jar - the Musical" was coming soon.

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Apple removes apology-hiding JavaScript from UK website

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That would be "Contempt of Court"

Which translates as:-

Go to jail.

Go directly to jail.

Do not pass go.

Do not collect $200.

Stay there until the judge decides you're sorry.

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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

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Dear Egypt...

You may be interested in the story of King Canute.

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EPA likes clouds – as long as they're Microsoft's

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The real problem with cloud computing...

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/governments-attack-cloud-computing

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

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Obligatory...

I have a bad feeling about this.

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Android, heal thyself

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FAIL

Latest Android may be secure

But UK carriers will wait 6-9 months before passing it along, if they ever do at all.

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Canonical flings out Ubuntu 12.10 – now with OPTIONAL Bezos suck

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Final release is today...

But the day ain't over yet!

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'No cutting off people's internet based on secret evidence'

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Dear MAFIAA,

"Because we say so" isn't good enough.

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Study finds file sharers buy more music

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MAFIAA response.....

(with fingers in ears) LALALALALALALALA! We're not listening to you!

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Swiss photographer sues Apple for pilfering her eyeball

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Re: Last paragraph of story

Inq are reporting that Apple HAS now licensed the Swiss Rail clock.

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Archaeologists resume Antikythera Mechanism hunt

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Black Helicopters

Re: Aliens done it.

It's not alien, it's Atlantean!

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Pirate Bay site sinks, Swedish police raid its ISP

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TPB /is/ time-shifting

Just not in the direction the MAFIAA wanted.

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UK electric car funding - another subsidy for the RICH, say MPs

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Re: Charging

Surely safer to put down inductive charging loops next time the roads are resurfaced.

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Samsung's appeal gaffe keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in US

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Re: I don't get it

'Tis International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Johnny lad!

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UK.gov squatting on £1bn IPv4 motherlode

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Re: When I worked there

"You think they pay $20,000 for a hammer? $30,000 for a toilet seat?" - Independance Day

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NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN

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Re: But-

So, just outside the Cardynge Limit then?

(Mine's the one with a pair of DeLameters in the pockets)

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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Re: What the Foreman said...

"Is that justice?"

Sadly, yes.

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