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Tobacco giant predicts the end of smoking. Panic ensues

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Nicotine

I'm interested in these "notable health benefits" that weren't noted in the article.

If these are its potential medical uses, Philip Morris also isn't a pharmaceutical company targeting the drug at specific therapies.

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GET pwned: Web CCTV cams can be hijacked by single HTTP request

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Re: "Titathink Babelens"

Oh right, it's a "baby monitor." Apparently.

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"Titathink Babelens"

That all sounds perfectly above board...

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Headmaster

Re: Third World

Technically Switzerland was a third world nation while Liberia was considered First world. Its all random bullshit to make us seem like civilized and superior to those not towing the party line.

Where to?

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Re: Not the developer's fault.

Have you ever worked on a construction site?

Also known as "open air asylums".

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WTF?

I didn't know that being rich (or even a tosser) qualified you for summary execution by building collapse.

I guess you learn something new every day(?)

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Security bods find Android phoning home. Home being China

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Re: So...

If they run any sort of OS from Google then they are infected!

Oh.

Can you help me install Windows on my phone?

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Re: I don't see espionage

I certainly paid money for the phone!

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So...

How, or when, do we find out which devices are infected?

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The sharks of AI will attack expensive and scarce workers faster than they eat drivers

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Re: Basic misunderstanding how law firm works

Basic misunderstanding of how AI works. When the decisions are made by a computer it's only the paralegal jobs that will remain.

I wish you the very best of luck in teaching an AI to interpret law!

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'Ultimate Team' scheme: EA hackers charged for stealing in-game coins

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There's only one thing for it

Ban micro-transactions in games that aren't "free to play".

I know I should but it's difficult to find much sympathy when the victim is EA.

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

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Re: Thin Skin

That seems like political suicide on the face of it, but at least it would be amusing to watch!

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Hurrah! Urinals will soon be splash-free

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Re: rubbery things?

I have encountered these things in use. They seem to prevent splashing but you end up with a mountain of foam and they also tend to collect hair...

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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WTF?

You had one job America!

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Re: And what does the surface run?

...anyone can buy these bits and put them on a platform.

Apple designs its own SoCs and nobody else has access to those. Yes, the instruction set is the same, but the hardware certainly isn't.

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Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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Here's the thing, right...

Samsung isn't the only Android game in town.

Even if it was, it wouldn't be relevant anyway. Much like the fact that (and I apologise in advance for referencing politics) you can make fun of Donald Trump without being a supporter of Hillary Clinton, you don't have to be a Samsung fanboy to extract amusement from Apple's blunders.

Many of us, I'm sure, find Samsung's blunders equally amusing.

And were you tracking what "all the people that went on and on about bumpergate" said before and since?

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every other Android vendor

Huh?

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

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Re: Interesting article spoiled by SJW journo

Wait, Brexit is a "SJW issue" now?

That abbreviation, which it was arguable had much meaning to start with, surely has no meaning whatsoever by now.

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Iceland's Pirate Party tops polls ahead of national elections

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Pirates

Granted, often the only similarity between pirate parties the world over is in the name. However, I once voted 1 for the Pirate Party in a local election. Their policies were more sensible than any of the other parties contesting that election.

When it came to the count, they were eliminated first. In particular, the candidate I voted for scored the fewest first preferences of any candidate standing in any electorate during that election. I can pick 'em...

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Re: Pirate Party!

Also, pirates like hoards. Vikings come in hordes.

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

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Re: Garmin

So you're saying I should buy a new car with all the bells and whistles instead of a smart watch?

Fair enough

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Paid Wikipedia-fiddling on wheels

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Re: So

1000 Trumps is a Clinton.

Trump isn't 1000th of the man Clinton is?

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Pound falling, Marmite off the shelves – what the UK needs right now is ... an AI ethics board

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Alternatives

Get some Vegemite up ya.

I presume it's available there?

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Nuke plant has been hacked, says Atomic Energy Agency director

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@Voyna i Mor

It's fine, Stephen Fry is definitely not a sacred cow here

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Cheer up Samsung! You might get back $400m for copying the iPhone

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Re: Samdung deserves to pay the fullest amount

Ad hom isn't always fallacious, and calling someone a fuckwit isn't ad hom anyway

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Re: I can believe that the Russians are intentionally trying to influence/compromise things.

Don't find zero-days, hoard them while congratulating yourself on how clever you are, and then get alarmed when adversaries do the same thing

To be fair, I wouldn't be surprised if the organisations that do this couldn't give two hoots which party's stooge occupies the white house at any point in time.

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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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Re: RET plan

I have a feeling that the creation of a nuclear energy industry from scratch here would be a boondoggle of proportions as yet unseen in this country.

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NBN is essential, says Essential poll, but not Turnbull's NBN

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The Liberal Party

Australia's Liberal party is a socially-and-economically conservative party

Technically they're economic liberals. Wristies by the invisible hand etc. etc.

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Microsoft disbands Band band – and there'll be no version 3

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Re: As I have said a million times

How they are still in business simply amazes me!

Incumbency in a handful of very large, reasonably mature markets?

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Top interview: Dr Patrick McCarthy – boss of the world's future largest optical telescope

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Re: E-ELT

I like the part where they run out of sensible adjectives to describe the size of the next telescope.

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Criticize Donald Trump, get your site smashed offline from Russia

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Re: Despair

Get your ass to Mars!

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Ludicrous Patent of the Week: Rectangles on a computer screen

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Re: Rounded corners

The article's author already beat you to that joke

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Source: nbn™'s fibre-to-the-kerb will be VDSL at 100/40Mbps

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What a shitshow this has become since Mr. Broadband took over.

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Unimpressed with Ubuntu 16.10? Yakkety Yak... don't talk back

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Re: The early releases of Ubuntu were a revelation and made Linux a practical desktop, but...

Wow, so shouty

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Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station

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Re: Link to slides

That final slide...

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Don't let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other uses

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lol

The point of a blockchain is that it is a trustless and decentralised database, and it makes huge usability and efficiency compromises to do this.

I'm not a banker, but I'd be surprised if banks need either of those things...

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Silicon Valley’s top exorcist rushed off his feet as Demons infest California

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Obligatory

"do these people know it's 2016?"

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The law is an ass: Mooning banned at arse end of the world

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Re: Winning the race

I should point out that this has nothing to do with the "Australian Government". It is the Victorian state government.

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Re: Kev's not going to be able to perform in Vic anymore

Amusingly, obscenity laws are precisely why Kev exists.

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Dutch bicycle company pretends to be television company

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Speaking of Australia

I bought a reasonably large TV from a local retailer a few years ago and when it was delivered to my house I observed that it had been stabbed through the heart by a forklift at the warehouse.

Obviously this is mostly irrelevant but at least a bicycle might have survived...

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SpaceX: Breach in liquid oxygen tank caused Falcon 9 fireball ... probably

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"A static firing test at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ended abruptly"

Technically, the test didn't even begin...

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Asian hornets are HERE... those honey bee murdering BASTARDS

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Re: Stings like a bullet

A mistake?

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Re: Stings like a bullet

That article is about the Asian Giant Hornet. This one is about the Asian (normal sized?) Hornet.

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TRUMP: ICANN'T EVEN! America won't hand over internet control to Russia on my watch

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Happy

Understood, but I found the idea of him winning and then being forgotten anyway amusing enough

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Paris Hilton

Re: All hail the new Golden Don!

I don't even know which vote button to press on this one

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Whether or not he wins?

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Is Tesla telling us the truth over autopilot spat?

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Re: We are not liable for...

Volvo intends to accept liability for what its AVs do.

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Joke

ISIS beard?!

That looks more like a neckbeard, which seems appropriate.

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