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Loathed wiggly-word CAPTCHAs morph into 'fun' click-'n'-drag games

jimbarter
FAIL

Captcha's are bad m'kay?

Still not accessible, still breaking the law (Equality Act 2010) when will these people learn?

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

jimbarter
Unhappy

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

My condolences with the young wo/mans family.

RIP.

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So, just what is the ultimate bacon sarnie?

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Thumb Up

The best Bacon sarnie?

...Is mine.

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Watch out for the GIGANTIC ALIEN JELLYFISH, warns space boffin

jimbarter
Alien

oh...

...and this http://io9.com/assets/images/io9/2008/06/tmhorta.jpg

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jimbarter
Holmes

Re: those aren't her ideas

Silica based life, is also not new https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=silicon+based+life&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-beta

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Amazon's Android-friendly Kindle Fire splutters

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regular droid book reading is smooth as silk (at least on my nexus s using moon reader or google books) I can only imagine that the issues you noted were caused by either the processor not being manly enough or the software being crap. not by the OS. tis amazons fault, not androids. play fair.

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Google Books app splurts 3 million titles in UK launch

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books shmucks...

I've about 50 non DRM books I've purchased online...

...but I can't use them with google books 'cos you can't copy non google library content to the system.

+fail

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BBC website ditches modules in facelift

jimbarter

looks like...

windows 8 to me...

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Room-temperature brown dwarf spied just 9 light-years off

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"Purple alert! Purple alert!"

"What's a purple alert?"

"Well, it's like not as bad as a red alert, but a bit worse than a blue alert -- sort of a mauve alert."

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Cabinet Office ends website test

jimbarter

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

This http://alpha.gov.uk/ is the Alpha site

The site linked above is http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ a completely different beast

The design is sound, and it's an alpha, not a finished, polished design.

The coding is sound, and, see above...

The content is sound, and, etc.

Wait for the Beta before you wade in too heavily...

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

jimbarter
Alien

er...

quantum.

that is all.

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MPs probe science behind bogus gov booze guidelines

jimbarter
Pint

Title

Cheers!

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90% of visitors declined ICO website's opt-out cookie

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just one more thing...

1. there are no adds on the ICO site.

2. they may not be able to count 'visitors' but they can still count page requests and impressions

3. that was two more things...

All the tracking you need can be done by yourself, without cookies, has no-one heard of server logs?

...unless of course your business relies on targeted advertising, as noted above, the ICOs doesn't.

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Sandi Toksvig puts the 'n' into cuts - on the Beeb

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

What a cunning stunt.

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US Navy laser cannon used to set boat aflame

jimbarter
Grenade

...but

Mirrors FTW!

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UK.gov opens Red Tape Challenge regulation-slash website

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Ice Cream Tunes

My local Ice cream van plays the theme tune from "The good the bad and the ugly", it's a rough area mind...

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MPs now free to surf and tweet

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Wondering....

Which MP is gonna be the first to entertain the other members with an impromptu burst of "Never gonna give you up" on a really tinny speaker they forgot to mute...

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Interwebs stunned by musical atrocity

jimbarter
Stop

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Nothing new hear (sic) birdy song, no one quite like grandma, grandad etc.

Move along please

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HMRC warns (again) over tax refund phishing scams

jimbarter

ooooh...

I got one of those...

this was the copy

==================

TAX RETURN FOR THE YEAR 2010

RECALCULATION OF YOUR TAX REFUND

HMRC 2010-2011

LOCAL OFFICE No. 3819

TAX CREDIT OFFICER: Lisa Frank

TAX REFUND ID NUMBER: 381716209

REFUND AMOUNT: 244.79 GBP

Dear Applicant,

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as

applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue & Customs.

Unless expressly authorised by us, any further dissemination or

distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.

If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please reply to

inform us that you have received this email in error and then delete it

without retaining any copy.

I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual calculation of

your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a

tax refund of 244.79 GBP

You have attached the tax return form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER ID: 381716209,

complete the tax return form attached to this message.

After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT

button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

Our head office address can be found on our web site at HM Revenue & Customs: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk

Sincerely,

Lisa Frank

HMRC Tax Credit Office

Preston

TAX REFUND ID: UK381716209-HMRC

=========

There was an attached .zip file containing a very official looking form

I new there was no way this was from HMRC as I probably owe them tax rather than the other way round

The action on the form posted its contents to http://mybookscity.com/images/lego.php

and there was a hidden email address massimocascio@googlemail.com

I dutifully filled in the form with the details of a Mr Mike Litoris and the email address has been signed up for all sorts of unsavories...

I also reported it to phishing at HMRC.

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Beeb gets the measure of the London Eye

jimbarter
Unhappy

...but

...you neglect to give figures for the African swallow.

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Youth jailed for not handing over encryption password

jimbarter
Big Brother

Repeat Offence

I suppose he has been told by his lawyers that when he gets out they'll ask him for the password again?

...another 16 weeks.

..and again?

...etc.

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Tories buy YouTube home page

jimbarter

addblock+

FTW!

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Tory 'Cash Gordon' campaign suffers Web2.0rhea bum rush

jimbarter
FAIL

epicfail

it was grand while it lasted. as some of the screengrabs testify http://twitpic.com/1a8o2l

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Swedish pothead reports LSD-laced hash

jimbarter

not LSD

More likely to be Salvia (or similar) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum, LSD is destroyed by heat.

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Kent Police exceeded powers in too-tall photographer case

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Black Helicopters

that's not tall

I'm 6'3" and 15 stone, and I carry a camera everywhere...

I shall not be visiting Kent for my holidays this year.

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Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

jimbarter

um...

I've got 9.10 and win 7 installed in dual boot mode on my dell laptop, no problems with the 9.10, win 7 gave me some headaches hunting down drivers for the newer hardware...

but installing any OS is not something for people to take lightly, and should not be done by the man in the street, IMHO.

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Short URLs in spam skyrocket

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Badgers

whats this box for?

Short URL?

make it longer...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9549

as I'm sure someone else will point this out too - FF FTW.

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NASA takes stick over feet and inches

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Boffin

Rocket science is easy...

...it's Ballistics that's hard.

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Gov tries to work out if anyone is visiting its websites

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deja-vu

"doesn't know how many websites it has, how much they cost or if anyone is using them..."

doesn't know how many MP's it has, how much they spend or if they actually do anything.

...can we have a gordo icon please?

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'Better IT could have stopped 7/7 bombings'

jimbarter
Joke

This story

Makes for an excellent motivation poster stuck to the wall over our IT dept.

many thanks.

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Yorkshire boozer establishes 'smoking research centre'

jimbarter
Flame

missing the point.

The entire point of the regulations is to protect staff from breathing secondary smoke.

I f a non-smoking member of staff refuses to serve in this room will they be able to keep their job?

or will they have a case for unlawful dismissal?

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UK.gov thinks internet should be run like BSkyB

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Thumb Up

Thanks

for writing this up

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Stargazers peer into the 'Eye of God'

jimbarter
Alien

it looks

particularly tasty on a dual monitor setup

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The HTML that says no - Joi Ito's pitch for a theft-free web

jimbarter
Pirate

...am I missing the point?

...what's to stop me writting my own web browser, which ignores these restrictions, and then 'sharing' that?

...Or just use the one I've already got?

/pirate, cos well - I must be one, i use an unrestricted browser and will continue to do so, Yarrr.

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New Scientist goes innumerate in 'save the planet' special

jimbarter

um...

I spot a flaws in your argument.

Chips are made from Potato. A renewable resource.

...And the world cannot have too many wine bottles.

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Bespoke top level domains 'to cost $200,000'

jimbarter

.bollox

that is all

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Jacqui Smith trails überdatabase plans

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big database?

how long till someone looses it?

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MoD loses most of the armed forces

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inquiry

now.

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Apple rattles legal sabre at Canadian tech school

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Jobs Horns

next in line

the issaquah schools foundation

http://www.issaquahschoolsfoundation.org/

apple-b building & plastering limited

http://www.applebltd.co.uk/

and the boy with the apple birthmark

http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2008/june/apple_kid.jpg

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Get snapping for Freedom

jimbarter

snap

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2898832458_c66f30fe3f_m.jpg

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Commentard completely loses the plot

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asshat

i believe that is all

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Labour minister says 14 year olds should get ID cards

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Black Helicopters

I would sooner

move to the USA than have my son's data held by the (un)government.

/choppers 'cos the 10 acre fortress in the nebraska desert is sounding more attractive everyday...

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OMFG, what have you done?

jimbarter

time...

to write another custom style sheet...

...wonder if google has your old one cached?

...at least make the fixed width thing optional...

and SOOOOOO close to validating, oh well.

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Caterpillar plans 600 tonne godzilla-lorry robots

jimbarter
Coat

I for one...

...etc.

/coat, 'cos - well, it's obvious, innit.

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Ubuntu zoo preps for new arrival

jimbarter
Linux

Knowing Kodiak

...maybe...

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Hi-tech cops lose their website

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hi tech crime my shiny metal....

ASS!

best reg story ever, made my year.

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Surveillance Teddy nabs granny-bag robber

jimbarter
Coat

hang on...

...did they put up clear and informative 'CCTV' operating signs displaying the name of the data controller?

/mines the one with the DPA stuffed into the pocket

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How government will save you from P2P deviance

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title, shmikel

....detect what content i'm downloading by examining packets...

(whether it's legal or not)

...how?

t'is encrypted

...idiots.

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MoD: We lost 87 classified USB sticks since 2003

jimbarter
Black Helicopters

87 plus

87 USB sticks that have been reported lost or stolen, not counting the ones that no-one knows about...

TrueCrypt FTW!

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ICANN approves customized top-level domains

jimbarter
Joke

ICANN has cheez.burger

this is a comment

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