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Boffins demand: Cull bogus A-Levels, hire brainier teachers

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Facilitators, maybe...

...but in the 1950s, it was an acceptance by the Soviets that they could not confront the West militarily which led to a long-term strategy of infiltrating & controlling two areas of Western society: unions & education.

Britain, of course, exemplifies the success of this with our history of the last 30 - 40 years

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Apple suppliers: Child labor, bribery, suicides

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Jeez...

Mr Sophistry indeed! Have you got a bee in your bonnet or what?

Never mind, you can feel all righteous, cos you are smart enough to slate what's becoming the world's favourite tech company.

I suppose if Apple discovered a cure for cancer, AIDS, Ebola virus and so on, irrigated Africa's deserts and put a stop to religious bigotry you would STILL slate them with spittle-laden invective.

You say "Bear in mind that after the last time they audited there were still numerous suicides and findings of child labour too."

At least they audit - and the companies concerned aren't working exclusively for Apple.

Where's Microsoft's audit?

Where's Dell's?

Where's Acer's?

Where's HP's?

Need I go on? - or are you allergic to factual reality?

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Protection of Freedoms Bill is released

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Well,

In the forthcoming census you could claim to be a homosexual hermaphrodite.

That should be sufficient to make their hardwired jobsworth brains explode or meltdown.

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It's a start...

...if it comes to fruition.

The smaller the government, the better.

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Your mind's '.brain' jpeg-like picture file format probed

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Wonderful!

Now all I need is to get by brain reformatted, or its directory rebuilt & I'll be as good as new...

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Ford Focus 2011

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Agreed...

...and perhaps we can refer to a licence (noun) rather than a license (verb) - Mickey 1 (above).

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Mozilla plans four Firefoxes in 2011

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Whatever you're drinking

I want a pint of it...

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Who's a clever Bard-Steward then?

While we're at it:-

(Henry VI, Part II)

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

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Microsoft set to reshuffle management pack

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Well said, Giles

Yes, I'm a Mac user (even a fanboy) but I bemoan that Microsoft have tended towards the reactive these days.

Whilst I accept that on the whole, Apple march to their own drum, I still feel that a little innovative competition helps to spur them on somewhat.

Innovative competition from a visionary company would encourage them greatly and we would all ultimately benefit, despite the inevitable invective from the naysayers.

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Robot naval stealth fighter takes to the air

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Then...

the distance to success would be shorter*

*as the Crow flies

Mine's the one with the face mask in the pocket.

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Well,

maybe not safer, but they have (or should have) analytical experience which suppresses the gung-ho "Kill 'em all - let God sort 'em out" approach.

At least my Snow Leopard, CS5, etc., hasn't tried to bring about my untimely demise...

...yet.

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Does that mean...

...that with no Yank pilot, UK forces will be a lot safer?

Grenade is post-modernist irony.

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Russian hacker avoids jail over WorldPay heist

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Lenient?

"Viktor Pleshchuk, 29, of St Petersburg, Russia, escaped a more severe punishment after agreeing to ... inform on his erstwhile partners in crime".

So he'll be free for the rest of his life...?

If his partners-in-crime are typical of Russki bad-guys, then I suspect Viktor's estimated longevity needs revising downwards.

Very downwards.

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Critics slam feds for 'unprecedented' domain seizure

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Speaking for myself...

1) I've never committed a murder (been tempted to, a few times)

2) I'm English

3) I'm resident in England

4) "Overlords" is a reference to the reptilian denizens of Westminster, Whitehall, and Town Halls throughout the country!

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And you wonder why...

...so many Americans defend their right to bear arms.

The right was originally to give the populace the means to deal with a despotic government.

Perhaps its original purpose is getting closer.

It also explains why the idea armed civilians is such anathema to our benevolent altruistic overlords...

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Anonymous pwns security firm that probed its membership

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Humph!

"You know you are living in a democracy?"

Can't be a post from the UK...

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North Africa will need more revolution before it attracts IT tourists

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Hmmm

Bureaucracies are rather like matter: they cannot be destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another.

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Dutch get wound up over invisible SMS

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All your data

are belong to us!

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Scanner snares senior servant

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What next, indeed!

"..bank robber unfairly fired for using works van in heist.."

Wouldn't be unfair - heists are inherently illegal.

"Worker unfairly fired for using works van to pop to the newsagents for a lad's mag" would be a closer analogy, and of course the fairness would be questionable - by some, at least.

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Enterprise fanbois yawn at death of Apple Xserve

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Mac Mini

Les Mac's? Does that mean smaller ones?

Fewer Mac's That means not so many of 'em.

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In a nutshell,

No, and No.

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US lawmakers eye internet 'kill switch'

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History again...

"...the slight matter of curtailling freedom of speech and right to association and rights to form and operate a political party..."

All I can say to that is:-

Senator McCarthy

Students at Kent State University

Just about any non-white person in Alabama from the mid 1800's to at least the present day.

Laws ans Constitutions count for bugger all when it comes to the ruling elite; such niceties only exist to give us a comfortable illusion about mattering a damn to our supreme overlords...

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Just plain Mister.

"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave...

...o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"

And who said Americans don't do irony?

Ha!

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Apple iOS app hunger swells

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Would never have believed it..

"Survey says: App lovers love apps"

Next you'll be telling me that anteaters love ants.

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Scotland bans smut. What smut? Won't say

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@Graham Marsden

Graham old lad, things which appear on the statute books are put there by politicians, who are generally either professional politicos or mediocre ex-lawyers.

It is therefore my expectation that pretty well EVERYTHING that appears on the statute books is extremely stupid; this being ensured by the pedigree of said legislators.

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Apple $10k winner hangs up on 'prank caller'

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WTF?

WTF?

"...Apple should be prosecuted for conspiracy..."

Conspiracy to what?

- to award a prize?

Conspiracy with whom?

- their own staff?

Words fail me. Never have I seen a knee jerked so meaninglessly.

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Aha!

A downvote. Must have touched a raw nerve there...

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Unsurprisingly,

someone (AC 25/1/11 00:09) gets downvoted by the spittle-dribbling "I gotta hate Apple to show I'm too cool" brigade, despite his perfectly rational, non-provocative comment.

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ACS:Law turns back on file-sharer court case

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Stop

Trouble is...

...suing him would probably be done through a solicitor.

Where are you going to find one you can trust to sue one of his ilk?

Yes, I know the majority have no morals and would sell their grannies for a tanner (2.5p to the younger readers), but putting the words "trust" and "solicitor" in the same sentence ain't easy.

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Idiots like this

give the legal profession a bad name.

Shame the Law Society didn't issue an "Oi, you, Stoppit!" directive instead of generally acting like a superior load of tw*ts - as is their custom.

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Susan Boyle joins Lads from Lagos

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But...

...if they're THAT stupid, how did they get their money in the first place?

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Man nabbed nude pics from women's email accounts

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@AC 10.20

If that's your Mom's maiden name, then you are Daneel Olivaw.

Sorted!

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Sarko to use G8 presidency to promote net regulation

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@John

"corrupt politician" is tautology.

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Even if he followed your advice...

...he'd end up in India.

Clearly, he doesn't know Madras from his Elba

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What do I have to do

to get some "Physical Treats"?

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10-year-old girl becomes youngest ever supernova discoverer

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Why

would she want to call it "Aswell"?

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FAIL

I knew it...

..a downvote. Must be a right-on Sociology Grad or a deadbeat Dad with no interest in his offspring/spawn (delete according to point of view)

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You've got smart kids...

...who are lucky 'cos they've got a smart Dad.

If only some of our feral hoodies had Dads with even a fraction of your obvious care & interest, they wouldn't inevitably drift into the underclass.

(Awaits flaming from Sociology graduates)

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MOSSAD SPY VULTURE seized in Saudi Arabia

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Dare I say...

Flight of fancy?

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Anonymous hacktivists fire ion cannons at Zimbabwe

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@Matt

I really don't think I could have expressed it so clearly, succinctly and accurately.

I take my hat off to you.

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US woman sues again over XP 'downgrade', seeks class action

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You are Steve Ballmer...

...and I claim my prize.

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Paul Allen reloads patent attack against tech titans

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@AC 29/12/10 13:47

"Has he ever really contributed anything other than this and selling BASIC?"

Er..no.

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Coca-Cola fizzes over pornforacoke.com

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Is it?

Anyone told the Columbians?

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LG uncloaks six-foot 3D TV

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Some I can understand...

but for you to even think of a George Bush sex doll suggests to me that your medication needs increasing...

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Amazon slips out Microsoft's Windows 7 Family Pack kill date

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You gotta hand it to Microsoft..

They REALLY do know how to keep their customers happy...

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PC World website went titsup on Boxing Day

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Obviously

That'll teach them to let "The Tech Guys" advise on their website...

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Apple slapped with iOS privacy lawsuit

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Little Snitch?

An iOS version of "Little Snitch" which I have on my desktop Macs? I have no iOS devices, so can't talk from experience, but I keep "Little Snitch" on my Macs because I'm probably paranoid (which doesn't mean I'm not correct).

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Double-clicking patent takes on world

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@Emj

Vaguely sensible?

Don't forget that the law is made by lawyers (mostly) with the sole aim of enriching lawyers.

Vaguely sensible? - not a snowball in Hell's chance...

PS

I presume that you mean Patent Lawyers are the "gutter dwelling low life"

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Ubuntu Wayland: Shuttleworth's post-Mac makeover

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It's all relative

The newest Ferrarri uses an internal combustion engine.

A variant of 1890s technology.

The F-18 uses a gas turbine engine.

A variant of 1930s technology.

Your point being?

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Sluggish economy means hard times for US executioners

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No it doesn't.

Roy Whiting.

Does that mean anything to you?

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