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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

Kevin 43
Stop

"Explorers"

I've no doubt "customers" wearing them are "special" but calling them "explorers" like that is a thing now. I find the stench of their marketing repugnant.

Perhaps the headline for the first car accident can read "Explorer kills pedestrian"

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Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?

Kevin 43
FAIL

Re: A big problem is the giant BCC'ed address book hack

Sometimes it is not even BCC'ed!

I quite often get mails that are just a huge list of "TO" or "CC" addresses...

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Samsung's smart TVs 'wide open' to exploits

Kevin 43

Re: ReVuln seem like nice people

"start-up ReVuln claims to have discovered"

The clue to their motivations may be found in the phrase "start-up". Great story for PR for a firm no one has heard of and needs some investors.

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IDLENESS sees Brits haemorrhage cash to mobe firms

Kevin 43
Mushroom

"Courier" is a rather generous term.

I got my last phone through e2Save... The "courier" turned out to be a nearby pikey housewife, when inevitably the delivery had missed me, I had the delightful experience of going round to her house to pick it up.

I found that my phone had been opened "accidentally" and played with by her rug rats.

Combined with the "stealth direct debit" for insurance e2save tricked me with, I am actually more inclined to go straight to an operator next time, despite my hatred for operator bloatware.

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Gerard Depardieu takes piss on plane, gets tossed off

Kevin 43
Coat

Am I too late for...

The French adore - le piss a floor!

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Tottenham MP calls for BlackBerry Messenging suspension

Kevin 43
Mushroom

Opportunistic censorship from Lord Mandys Lapdog.

That is all.

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DOH! Housing contractor loses unencrypted stick down the pub

Kevin 43
FAIL

Safely?

"Fortunately no harm was done because the lost stick was safely found and handed in to the police."

I wouldn't consider anything handed in to the police as "safe" what with their reputation these days...

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Fanboys find way to NFC an iPhone

Kevin 43

Indeed.

In fact, the reason that it is taking so long to get NFC into handsets, is that the operators are refusing to adopt them untill they can be sure of getting a cut.

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Kevin 43
Coat

iDuct Tape

for all your NFC needs.

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NotW 'targeted' phone of Sarah Payne's mum

Kevin 43

Indeed!

Have we had any "NOTW hacked the McCann's phone" stories yet?

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Gun-toting meth addict gets 12 years for ID theft

Kevin 43
Trollface

I see what you did there!

"Phisher of men"... i like it.

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Official: Pastafarian strainer titfer is religious headgear

Kevin 43
WTF?

"Psychologically Fit"

What has being "Psychologically Fit" got to do with being a follower of a religion? I would have thought they were mutually exclusive propositions....

"Are you psychologically fit?"

"Yes"

"But you DO belive in faries?"

"Yes"

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US court test for rights not to hand over crypto keys

Kevin 43
Mushroom

Why?

we already have one,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

And it's being constantly erroded.

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'Being cyber-stalked is as bad as being raped, or in a war'

Kevin 43
Coat

Working at the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research is as bad as being Ken Clarke.

Idiots.

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Kiwi gals swig shots of horse semen

Kevin 43
Coat

but

only if you are hung like a horse...?

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Kevin 43
Coat

So..

a horse walks into a bar...

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Has UK gov lost the census to Lulzsec?

Kevin 43
FAIL

Source?

Was it stolen from UK Gov servers? or the US contractors servers? .... or some other offshore where the data is being "processed"

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TalkTalk serves up website blocking to users

Kevin 43
Grenade

By any other name?

Wasn't this exactly how Phorm was supposed to "provide value" to the consumer?

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Virgin Media says sorry over Superhub snafu

Kevin 43
Grenade

I think I see their problem....

"We are working closely with our hardware partner Netgear"

Well there's your problem right there missus!

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Amazon splatters ads to cut Kindle price

Kevin 43
Grenade

Can I...

Pay extra to change the existing "screensavers" ... Philistine that I am I don't know who any of these people are!

I don't know why they arn't user configurable... oh wait...the penny's dropped...

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

Kevin 43

Representative Sample?

"106 adolescent participants, 46 of whom were diagnosed with major depressive disorder... "

Is that a representative sample of all adolescents? Are 43% of all adolescents are suffering major depressive disorders, regardless of musical tastes?

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Stop sexing up IT and give Civil Servants Macs, says gov tech boss

Kevin 43
Grenade

But...

Does IE6 run on a Mac?

If not, theres not going to be many Gov systems accessible on this new hardware...

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Play.com spam points to malware downloads

Kevin 43
Grenade

How often

do we see the words "marketing" and "security breach" in the same sentence...

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Courtney Love in court over 'Boudoir Queen' Twitter bitchfight

Kevin 43
Grenade

Allegations

"a drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child and capitalized on Love's fame before stealing from..."

Change "Love" to "Cobain" and it becomes her own biography does it not? In my opinion etc.

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Think tank rages at NHS' £700 bill for fertility clinic porn

Kevin 43
Grenade

Can't they use..

.. the stuff they produced in house?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/06/london_hospital/

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Report questions millions spent on NHS.crap

Kevin 43
Coat

Maybe...

... it doesn't have enough Web2.0 ?

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HP pays to end kickback probe

Kevin 43
Grenade

So its not bribery

When you pay off the government?

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Social-engineering contest reveals secret BP info

Kevin 43

My point is

That some of these activities are essentially breaking the law and by giving it a technical/academic sounding name does not vindicate it, and encouraging people to do it as some sort of competition is reckless.

Or am I to be told there is such a thing as "Victimless or White Hat Social Engineering"

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Kevin 43
Grenade

Trust geeks

To invent the phrase "Social Engineering" when the original phrases such as "Lying" and "Confidence Trick"

Or is the choice of words doublespeak intended to make the scammer feel less guilty about breaking the law

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NatWest calls off legal attack dogs

Kevin 43
Grenade

I would...

Graciously accept their apology and then remove them from the website, making sure to make no mention of their cynical attempt to advertise their free railcard...

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'The internet's completely over', declares petulant Prince

Kevin 43
WTF?

Charts....

Seeing as it is given away, it must be ineligible for chart ratings - will he be doing the same for any singles released?

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Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4

Kevin 43
Grenade

The ambidextrous...

P90 FTW!

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Kevin 43
WTF?

Unexplained...

What exactly is a left or right handed hug?

I have been using both arms all this time, am I normal?

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Dixons renames itself Dixons

Kevin 43
FAIL

Lower stock levels!

Surely one of their major problems is that of people coming in just to play with the hardware before buying it for cheaper on-line (from a site that is not DSG)

How is not having any stock going to improve this situation - surely their ONLY selling point is that of offering instant gratification

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ICO spanks Kent Police for data loss

Kevin 43
FAIL

What possible reason

would there be for sensitive data to be taken to an employee's home? are their spouses and children security cleared? Do they sign an agreement that they will never stop off at the shops leaving the car unattended or pick up passengers, on the way home from work?

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Amazing 'pulse of darkness' ray tech birthed in US gov labs

Kevin 43
Coat

But surely

Edark = MdarkC^2 ?

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World+bitch flocking to expose self on Facebook

Kevin 43

Farmville Alts...

A huge proportion of these must be from people creating alternate accounts with which to gift themselves farmville crap!

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Kevin 43
Grenade

Farmville Alts...

A huge proportion of these must be from people creating alternate accounts with which to gift themselves farmville crap!

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Software liability ruling: 'Supplier beware', says IT brief

Kevin 43

True, but...

often the senior managers who approve the sale after being wined and dined by the sales people know SFA about their real requirements. The implementation is left to the people who were never involved in the decision - the poor plebs who have to use it.

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Kevin 43
FAIL

Great!

Does this mean the customers standard specifications of

"I want it to do what I want, not what I asked for"

is now enforcable by law?

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Jobcentre ejects Jedi Knight

Kevin 43
Grenade

Pot & Kettle?

Retard & Sun reader!

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Kevin 43
Grenade

And again.

Jedi'sm has internal splinter groups (pro and anti 'Jar Jar Binks') and rival groups whom they hate rather inexplicably because they are both just as mental as each other ("The Trekkies")

Sounds like the hallmarks of a valid religion to me.

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Ex-Sun boss punts Apple-Microsoft-world 'tried to sue me' missive

Kevin 43
Grenade

Not my title.

The article's sub-title.

Viz : "My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire"

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Kevin 43
Unhappy

First

For Corey Haim tributes in titles?

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Music industry website debut turns into a mosh pit

Kevin 43
WTF?

Vevo.com?

Are they planning to generate traffic based on people mistyping bebo.com?

Have they registered gego, heho and neno?

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MPs prepare to beat off phantom Olympic hooker invasion

Kevin 43
Grenade

But!

Will the brothels be built on time?

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'Something may come through' dimensional 'doors' at LHC

Kevin 43
Boffin

What no "another world" reference?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j4gO9sR7zs

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Murdoch admits delays on paywall scheme

Kevin 43
Grenade

Evening Standard...

Always makes me giggle when I think about the Evening Standard switching to a free model, shortly after Murdoch pulled the London Paper and announced everything that is free should be paid for... Almost makes me wish for it's success just to spite him.

Almost.

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115,000 nabbed for in-car calling

Kevin 43
Grenade

@irish donkey, @Onionman

@Irish Donkey - Someone who kills due to their own negligence whilst behind the wheel of a car IS a real criminal. If you kill someone because you were looking at your phone instead of the road, its NOT an accident.

@Onionman - "in a recent, utterly non-scientific survey recently while waiting for a bus" - I hear there is an advisory role for the government drugs tzar going -you sound perfect for the job! ;-)

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Employers to take fingerprints for CRB checks

Kevin 43
FAIL

Accuracy?

"..to improve the accuracy of Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) background checks."

So all involved are in agreement that they are inaccurate?

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