* Posts by WonkoTheSane

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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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Childcatcher

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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Happy

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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Go

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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