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Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?

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Re: Will the preaching hate law ...

Don't be silly.

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@Harry Stottle

Thank you.

Though I think I might have poked my head a bit higher above the parapet,

again :-)

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Re: At first they came for the Paedophiles

I looked for groups of people that all had had laws enacted against them in my life time to take on some threat, real or imagined, where application of the law could, or has been, used against the wider society.

Oh, and I have a weird imagination. :-)

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At first they came for the Paedophiles

and I did not object as I am not a Paedophile

Then they came for the Benefit Fraudsters

and I did not object because I'm not on benefits

Then they came for the Extreme Porn producers

and I did not object because I'm not into blood sports

Then they came for the Extremists

and I did not object because I am not an Extremist.

Who will they come for next,

and who's going to stand up for me?

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job

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To loose one MD is a tragady.

To loose 7 in 4 years looks like an incompetent hiring policy.

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Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

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Follow the money

Then sue Visa / Master card / Pay Pall / Other * for felicitating Child Porn.

*Delete as appropriate.

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

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Mirror, Mirror

on the wall,

Who's the sleaziest f them all?

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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Re: If you do not sanitize CGI input

The environment is set by the web server. If you give it a url like http://www.example.com/test.cgi?(){:;}; touch $DOCROOT/gotyou and test.cgi is a bash script then you are powned befor your script runs. if your script calls out to any other program that runs in a shell and you haven't explicitly tested for (){ in any of your environment variables then you are powned.

The reason is the the web server puts (){:;}; touch $DOCROOT/gotyou into the QURTY_STRING environment variable which then gets parsed by bash

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BMC Software flings patent sueball at ServiceNow

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I asked a wise man what was the greatest joy in fighting patent trolls

He replied that it was ..

To crush their patents -- See their objections driven from the court before you, and to hear the lamentation of their lawyers.

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Swiss cops BAN MASKS at meeting of rebellious United Nations IP staff

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Ammeters

At least compared to The City of London

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Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought

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Re: Well I'm still waiting for an appollogy

Haven't watched bought or used anything on that list. I guess others are doing the same, hence the loss.

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Well I'm still waiting for an appollogy

for the root kit fiasco and an apology to George Hotz the before I'll by any Sony kit.

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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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If MS loses

and Scotland votes Yes. There will be this brand new country with no treaties with anyone looking for a way to sure up it's economy.

Hello world's corporate HQ's.

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Re: Perhaps a better question to ask would be...

That was working really well, until the politicians decided that the banks where too big to fail. We should have done what Island did and let the lot go into Bankruptcy.

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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If they know your password they are doing "security" wrong. :)

No, they just keep the last 4 hashed versions plus the current hashed version then check the the hash of your new password is not the same as any of those stored.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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When even the minister in charge ...

buys into the lie. Then you know we are fucked.

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BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV

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If you arew going to teach coding

You are going to have to have at least a primer in logic first.

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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In the begining

Was the approach to the microphone, then the repeated binary count. This was followed by the Power Cord of creation.

Or that's what I heard, now could you pleas keep the noise down, I'm trying to listen.

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Huawei: 'Tizen has no chance', Windows Phone is 'difficult'... it's Android all the way

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The company lost money on Windows Phone for the two years it spent trying to tout the Redmond OS, but found there was no consumer demand.

What after all those wonderful adverts I see saying how indispensable a Windows phone is to the small business man :-)

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Three new charges laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin

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distribution of narcotics by means of the internet,

Does this mean you have to stick the ethernet cable up your nose to receive them.

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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That was possibly...

the hardest thing to read I have ever come across on El Reg, and that include the articles on Quantum Mechanics.

Keep up the good work.

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No problem

As soon as the push Israel into the sea thy will be able to claim that domain.

Fuck I'm in a black mood today, what with IS running through the Middle East and Russia marching west; how long till WW3 kicks off.

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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What would happen if Chuck Norris took up Morris Dancing?

He'd be the last man standing after the stick and bucket dance.

PS Include the Black Morris of Lancre and the Elves are toast.

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Now we are all perverts

Because that image in the article is a big nipple.

Now go wash your mind out. :-)

PS I would like it known that not all John's go around beheading people who's religious affiliations they disagree with.

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Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

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Re: "An IP address in china"

An awful lot of the worlds internet traffic goes through the US. I'd like to see the Received headers to check which countries could pick up the mail before sending it on to China.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: The German city of Munich, which famously

Sorry top burst your bubble, but accepting a cash payment to make a case go away was enshrined in German, not Munich, law a long time before Bernie came along.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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The search engion is Bing

The browser should be Bong.

¡Bing Bong!

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Boffins find hundreds of thousands of woefully insecure IoT devices

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Surly...

200,001 as he asked for in the hundreds of thousands, not on the boarder of hundreds of thousands.

Icon chosen as it's the only pedant available.

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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Re: Usury

There is a law coming/come in that makes it illegal to recover more the 200% of the initial loan no matter the APR.

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Re: there is a legitimate use for these...

There are two assumptions you have made there.

1) You have a bank account.

2) Your bank will give you a credit/debit card.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Re: It could be worse...

Comment ElReg uses unwords correctwise as follows

BB bellyfeel unwords plus prolefeed, verging crimethink. Goodthinkful persons doubbleplus rectify or unpersonwise.

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Blighty in SPAAAACE: Brit-built satellite films the Earth

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Confused

Don't know weather to up-vote you for bigging up El Reg or down vote you for dissing the UK space boffins.

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Re: Space Sector

I get the feeling that this gets done despite of, rather than because of, our beloved leaders.

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Lawyer for alleged Silk Road kingpin wants all evidence thrown out

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Re: I just don't care.

I'm arresting you for running a wholsale drug distribution business and for paying hitmen. These are serious offences so I'll see you at Guantanamo bay tomorrow morning. Please bring your own towel as water may well be involved in your interrogation.

Just how much latitude do you want to give me?

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Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low

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Ow!

My brain has climbed out of my ears and is refusing to re enter my head unless I promise to stop reading this kind of stuff.

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US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account

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Folders

In his ruling, Gorenstein pointed out that very few criminals keep all their illegal activity information in a folder marked “drug records”.

Why do I have a sudden urge to create a folder called “drug records”, just to store my prescription details you understand ;-)

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Google's Pankhurst doodle doo-doo shows the perils of using Google to find stuff out

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Who cares about her birthdate

Just save me from this Monstrous Regiment of Wiki Twiddlers.

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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Re: The machine's main job

"will be to conduct simulations of the US nuke stockpile, helping it to understand how its weapons are holding up as they age"

...helping it to understand when its weapons should be sold before they age.

helping it to understand when its weapons should be launched against its fleshy overloads without damaging it's fellow computers.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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The NSA must be happy

as they only have to ask Micosoft for all the emails instead of paying some disgruntled UK IT bod.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Dirty Dozen

I went and looked at the porn harms web site and saw that they had a Dirty Dozen list. Grate I thought ,the top twelve porn sites in the world. No such luck top of the page it says.

We encourage you to join us in publicly recognizing these twelve as responsible parties in the spread of pornography and exploitation. Help us call on them to change their ways.

This list contains the following well know Pornographers:-

Barns & Noble

Verizon

PlayStation

Hilton Hotel Chain

Cosmo

50 Shades of Gray

I think someone should introduce these people to edonky :-)

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DATA-SWAP SHOCK: A YES to bill that lets big biz, govt share user info

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Only three years.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA)

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

So it's only taken them three years to remove all the protection.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Re: Self-Incrimination?

IANAL, clearly, but how does the RIPA law play in terms of your right to not incriminate yourself?

I don't think we have one. We used to have a right to silence that could not be used to assume guilt, but IIRC that was changed under Tony Blairs premiership

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What happened to the right to remain silent?

It was removed several years ago.

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Qualcomm fires DMCA shotgun at alleged code thieves on GitHub – including itself

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Re: Actually the people listed are using the Vuforia SDK licence incorrectly,

I wonder if someone can get that paragraph thrown out under restriction of trade rules.

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Cybercrooks breed SELF-CLONING MUTANT that STEALS your BANK DETAILS

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By opening the file

Well if MS hadn't decided to hide file extensions in the first place this would be much less of a problem.

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Lords try shoehorning law against REVENGE SMUT into justice bill

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Punisment to fit the crime

Watch as the redit crowd get to denigrate a picture of the perpetrators private bits.

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Hey, Marissa Mayer: Flexi working time is now LAW in UK. Yahoo!

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Re: So you can now legally ask for flexitime?

Actually that's yesterday.

Today it's

You: Can I have Flexitime?

[Wait three months]

Boss: No.

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Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

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RE bullets cost too much, we'd be better of bludgeoning them all to death.

Too expensive.

Get them to bludgeon themselves then televise it. That way we can raise some money for the TV rights.

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HP Enterprise Services staff feel the burn as managers turn off the cash taps

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New headline

Profitable company starts futile round of cost cutting in order so satisfy investors irrational demand for perpetual growth.

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Android to drop Dalvik VM for high-performance ART in next version

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Re: Kitkat 4.4.4

Kitkat 4.4.4: two thirds of the beast.

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