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Google report reveals YouTube takedown requests... by country

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"We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove."

For once, Well done Google. Can we have a "slightly less evil than expcted" icon?

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Boffins invent miracle pill that counteracts effects of booze

King Edward I
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And yet...

...You're still going to be killing yourself. Death without notice - yay.

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45% of Android users to upgrade to rival phone OSes

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Heh...

"The data comes from UBS and takes in conversations had with more than 500 smartphone owners globally."

Glad to see they went with a statistically significant sample size. Oh wait...

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Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery

King Edward I
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And...

...the next day, the boffins recieved letter from the Universe's Safety Camera Partnership demaining a £30 trillion fine, and three points on their science licence. It turns out when people said light was the universal speed limit, it was only the fear of the fine that kept that in check.

Neutrinos: the boy racers of the subatomic world!

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Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig

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FB Guy 1: Let's reorder everyone's posts so they don't know what was said when!

FB Guy 2: Wont that be a tad confusing?

FB Guy 1: It's OK, we'll also remove the timestamps from all posts so people don't notice!

FB Guy 2: ...

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TouchPad sales doubled after it was discontinued

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I bought one...

Havn't looked back - amazing piece of kit, and I love WebOs. What I think this proves is that tablets will take off, when price/performace reaches the level that the at-a-loss touchpad reached. At the moment they're a preimium device, when they become a commodity, things will change.

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Firesheep addon updated to exploit Google info leak

King Edward I

This is becoming more of an issue...

...In the past, I always forwarded my laptop traffic over SSH to prevent this. However since I got my tablet, that isn't possible (Although its a HP Touchpad so I could VPN it I suppose) but with the profusion of smartphones and tablets, more people are at risk from this.

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‘Pitstops’ can inhibit viruses

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Oh please...

"If we interfere, by allowing susceptible members to survive and pass their susceptibility on to their offspring, we are weakening the population as a whole, and building in a reliance to the techniques and technology for survival to the species. Just think what would happen if modern medicines became unavailable. I don't think we would quite go back to the dark ages (after all, we do now know about how infections spread, and can take physical precautions), but it would not be pleasant."

No. Humanity as a whole only survives BECAUSE of it's technology. Try removing the computer, motorised transport or even fire, and see how many people off from that. The loss of ANY major technology would be catastrophic

Having a diverse genetic population is a good thing, even if some of the population are more susceptible to some diseases because of it. Diverse genetics allows a better chance of survivng a new threat.

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Exam results texted out early in Scotland

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Yeah, but...

...that doesn't happen anymore, because Royal mail takes at least a month to get that letter to you now!

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RFID drives the self-service pub

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Google says:

1 US pint = 0.83267384 Imperial pints

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Dongling P2P downloaders 2nd-biggest mobe data users

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Privacy Authorities? In this country?

They say "carry on and do what you like".

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Rogue kangaroo floors broom-wielding 94-year-old

King Edward I

Australia...

The only country where, without exeption, EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF LOCAL WILDLIFE IS TRYING TO MURDER YOU!,

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Lenovo unwraps trio of ten-inch tablets

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Uh oh...

"But the K1 does come pre-loaded with a heap of apps and games in its 32GB of Flash storage."

PLEASE tell me these are uninstallable!

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Named: Ten towns with slowest mobile broadband

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I...

...average 4-6Mbps in Cambridge. it's quite nice :D

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Teens who listen to music a lot are at high risk of depression

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WTF?

So what about me...

Who spent most of his teenage years listening to music *whilst* reading? do the effects cancel out? SCIENCE MUST KNOW!

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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

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IF GOD WANTED US TO SEE IN 3D...

...HE'D HAVE GIVEN US TO EY... waitaminute...

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O2 ups 3G speeds by 30%

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In Cambridge...

...I've just got a speed test result of 4.39Mbps on my phone. Tis much better than I normally get. Wonder if it's because of this :)

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Unprecedented domain seizure shutters 84,000 sites

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And yet...

...they will continue to sleepwalk into a dictatorship, just so long as the government doesn't touch their right to bear arms.

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O2's free Wi-Fi in detail: How free is free exactly?

King Edward I

Here.

http://www.room362.com/blog/2009/3/10/ozymandns-tunneling-ssh-over-dns.html

As I unnderstand it (not having set it up myself), the software encodes the ssh data into ascii, and sends it as a subdomain to a domain you control the DNS for, the response comes from the DNS server in the txt record.

Many of these unsecured-wireless-pay-for-access systems allow the DNS traffic through before blocking the site from loading. Thus tunneling over DNS gets around the paywall. Unfourtunately, this method is not exactly the most efficient, or the uickest!

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Wonder if...

...this is bypassable using ssh over DNS? The crippled speed might make it not worth it, but would be interesting to see technically!

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NASA 'naut falls off bike, misses shuttle launch

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and...

...then you get kicked off the mission for failing the final fitness test. Unlucky.

:P

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South Yorks police leads UK in use of ANPR cameras

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...no...

It's just the fact that your driving habits anhd thus, your movements, remain on a database for umpteen years that's the problem.

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$1,000 reward offered for stolen cancer research laptop

King Edward I
FAIL

It saved me in my degree. Twice.

...So I always recommend: Dropbox. Works on Win,Mac and linux. Simple enough, even an airhead scientist can set it up.

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Amazon preps upmarket US Android app emporium

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Most important qu...

Do the T&Cs ban you from uploading the same app to different app stores?

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Doctor Who to marry Doctor Who's daughter

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Nooo!

Why do the rich, successful, good-looking men get all the best girls?

Oh, wait...

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NASA sells PC with restricted Space Shuttle data

King Edward I
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I know...

...Trent Reznor is bad, but claiming his music destorys harddrives seems a little harsh to me :P

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Xbox modder can't claim fair use, says judge

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I find it strange...

...that in America, modders of consoles get prosecuted for the crime's their customers amy or may not commit, but gun stroes are not prosecuted (As long as they followed the states laws on it) for the crime their customers commit.

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How I used Space Shuttle tech to insulate the living room

King Edward I

For those of you who've not heard of it before...

...Have some pictures :D http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/photo/aerogel.html

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Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

King Edward I
Terminator

Mass Effect 2

No contest really.

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DARPA: Hypersonic strato-ship crackup was no biggie

King Edward I
Pint

This is not the title you are looking for.

I may not always see eye-to-eye with Mr. Page on military articals, but when it comes to describing the sheer craziness of DARPA, you win one thousand internets, and I will gladly buy you this beerin exchange just for the amusment you give me with these articals!

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Google accused of hard-coding own links in search

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This example is stupid.

Sorry, but see that line there that says "Google Finance‎ Yahoo Finance‎ MSN Money‎ DailyFinance‎ CNN Money‎ Reuters‎"

Surely linking to your competitors at the top of the results is a good arument against it being an antitrust situation?

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Facebook account-protection push opts for scare tactics

King Edward I
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Well...

"But what's the harm of telling them the name of the first bird I ever snogged?"

If said bird on facebook they may suggest you as a friend to her, and depending how that relatonship ended, that could get messy :P

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Airport screeners go for the groin

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In your best Stephen Fry voice...

..."While you're dfown there my dear..."

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Cameron: Carriers tomorrow, bombers today

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The problem is...

...We are not, as a nation, rich enough to cover all bases. We can cover them all half-arsed, or we can cover the most likely ones well, but we do not have the moolah to cover all bases in an effective way.

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Google's Street View broke Canadian privacy laws

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Okay...

So if you leave your house unlocked you have no problem with me coming in and photocopying all your mail, bank statements, birth certificate passport etc...?

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Jobs savages 7-inch tablet competition

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Problem is...

...The adam aint on the shelves yet. (I wish it would hurry up though. WANT ONE!)

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'Squeeze green oil from North Sea by squirting CO2 in' - prof

King Edward I
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Nice to see...

...that despite turning 23 recently, I still have the mind of a six year old. "In a study funded by European energy megacorp DONG" made me giggle like the big child I blatently still am :D

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Bulgarians bag German pair for pinching panzer

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Despite your denials...

...I will continue to view in my mind them driving across the border, chased by a selection of police cars, waving a socialist banner above their head.

Citizen Smith FTW.

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Youth jailed for not handing over encryption password

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Technically...

...he was. He was considered innocent of not disclosing the password, and then they proved it. So he was guilty. The problem here is not convicting him for a crime they havent proved, it's them criminilising behaviour that *should* be a persons right, i.e not to self-incriminate.

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You have the right...

...to remain silent.

Or not if we decide so,

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Foursquare falls down, lurches back up

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Subheading...

Made me lol :D

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Yahoo! 'handicaps' its search ad auctions

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Was it called...

Mario Kart by any chance? :P

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Trident delay by the Coalition: Cunning plan, or bad idea?

King Edward I

*sigh*

So trident defendants riddle me this: If you state that we *need* a nuclear deterrent, do you also agree that every other nation in the worl should be allowed to buy nukes for the same reason (Or even if we limit it to just every democratic nation)

If yes, fair enough. You're consistent at least, but yours is a world I dont want to live in.

If no, what (apart from blind patriotism) is different about the Uk?

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FSFE calls on governments to stop pushing Adobe Reader

King Edward I

Foxit...

Is free, but not FOSS :P

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iTunes disses doctorates

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You're right.

Long acronyms after names are pretencious, and should never be done.

Edward M. BSc SSc GSc 50MSc

(Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver swimming certificate, Gold swimming certificate, 50m swimming certificate).

Yes this whole post was just to rip off Red Dwarf.

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Hack uses Google Street View data to stalk its victims

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Or...

Countermeasure: Change your router password?

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World Cup Stats Prof: I was right all along

King Edward I
Headmaster

Considering...

There were actually 64 group stage games, and none of them were Holland-Brazil, I think you may have an error somewhere in your predictions :P

Unless you mean POST group stage games of course!

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eBay shill bidder gets £5,000 fine

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Yes, but...

How often does your wife bid on stuff you're selling, or vice-versa?

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Computer grads can't even get jobs offering personal services

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So....

...as a graduate in bioinformatics (Which is basically Biology and Computer science with half the useful bits of comp sci stripped out >.<) does this increase or decrease my chances of ending up in "personal services"?

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Utah Attorney General tweets execution go-ahead

King Edward I

Mentality

The idea is that none of the executioners can be sure that they killed him, for the state of their mental health. For the same reason, one of the guns (at random) is loaded with a blank, so each officer doesn't know if he's fired a real bullet or not.

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