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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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Alert

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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Linux

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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Childcatcher

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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Big Brother

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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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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Big Brother

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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Headmaster

"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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Holmes

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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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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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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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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