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Boffins agree: YES we have had an atmospheric warming pause

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Correlation and causation.

100% of breathing people die ergo breathing causes death!

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Virgin Media to hike broadband prices by nearly 7 per cent

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As the justification is that their network is twice as fast as BT's then I am guessing that these increases obviously wont apply to the "National" ADSL service which is no faster than BT and is significantly lower at times due to the traffic shaping and the network issues they experience on the ADSL service. I routinely experience issues even managing to stream a 360 Youtube video on virgin with constant buffering interruptions in the evenings.

I would love to go back to cable again, but no coverage.

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TalkTalk to block nuisance calls with no help AT ALL from Huawei

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I am still awaiting the ability to block every international number from calling me as the only international calls I get are from all the marketing companies that off-shored just to get round the TPS

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Cavemen innocent in MAMMOTH MURDER case: DNA evidence

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Wow who would have thunk it

Natural climate change became extinct during the industrial revolution and from then on it has all been Mann Made, however before that mass extinction, climate change happened naturally

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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Devil

Filtering because one of the first lessons kids learn at school is how to get around filtering to get at fakebook and other sites they are not supposed to be using from school.

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

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Guess it can't affect his life that badly if he has had time to write and file a 50 page complaint. I suggest he should also include his ISP as the apple device without any internet connection would not have had any porn to play.

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

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IT Angle

ok

Now you have my attention, lets see the goods :)

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Culture Sec: You - Google. Where's the off switch for all this filth?

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After all , the government has done so much research that shows the only way that paedophiles get any access to child porn or "terrorists" get any access to extremist material is via google or facebook.

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

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Government

Better ban the government quick. It regularly incites hate of "terrorists" even if it doesn't promote deliberate violence against them by the public.

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Oi, journos. Try NOT to get hacked again. Lots of love, Twitter

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Gone are the days where you had to get specialist appliances and key fobs to enable 2FA, it really is an easy solution and when you run a network that is now used as an authentication system by so many 3rd party services, there is no excuse for not stepping up and offering the more security conscious punters at least an option of using it.

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Sculpted 66-pound jubs survive lightning blast, 26ft drop

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Paris Hilton

Pictures or it didn't happen

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ISPs torch UK.gov's smut-blocking master plan

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Re: Not square one at all.

If you are the type of parent who lets 3 and 4 year old kids use the internet without any form of supervision then dns is the least of your concerns.

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Trollface

Changing DNS servers on routers will not stop anyone changing the dns servers used on the local machine to unfiltered ones or indeed just adding an IP address to the hosts file. Two very simple measures that would immediately break your solution.

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The same network level filtering operating in schools which every school kid knows how to subvert so they can continue to post rubbish on facebook and other blocked sites as if the block didn't exist. The only workable solution that will 100 prevent kids seeing stuff their parents are not happy with is the parents sitting down with their kids when they use the internet instead of just using the internet as a baby sitter and leaving them to do what they want.

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Himalayan glaciers actually GAINING ice, space scans show

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@Geoff Cambell Re: So which is it?

There have been many occasions where topics I understood very well have been covered on the BBC and in every single case there has been a very biased spin put on it which was not justified by the actual facts behind the story. This is why one of the BBC's monikers is the Biased Broadcasting Company, Try it out for yourself. Look for a BBC news story on any topic you understand fully and see how they have spun the story to fit their own agenda

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Trollface

The models say the glaciers are melting therefore nature is wrong and the models are right. Don't let facts get in the way of a pay check /sarc

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Flooded fabs to ship 48m fewer disks in Q4

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100% would be understating the price rises I am seeing

Considering price rise seen for 2tb units nearly everywhere in the past week or so with units that were on sale for £55 ex vat now on sale for £125 ex vat, I am hard pushed to see how anyone can say 10% price hikes as rises I am seeing are all over 100% unless you are prepared to wait 1 - 2 months for delivery.

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Facebook: 'We should've been more clear' on face-scanning tech

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opt out?

How can you opt out of something that has been added and turned on by default without any notification at all. Facebook keep making the same mistake over and over again. If you honestly cannot sell your wonderful new feature to me enough to make me turn it on then you need to ask if you should be including it in the first place, let alone forcing it down my throat and telling me sometime later that I could have opted out of something you never told me about if I didn't want it.

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Cameron calls for ISP-level parental censorship tools

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FAIL

This is a title

As most kids are much more tech savvy than the parents anyway, any locally installed software solution is doomed to failure, just like any network level solution will be defeated by anyone interested in seeing something they shouldn't. All of my nephews mates knew how to get to any site they wanted from the school IT classrooms despite most of the sites they were using being blocked at the network level.

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Already have a choice

Parents already have a choice which is telling their kids not to click on something. Kids should not be let lose on the internet without adult supervision. The internet is not a baby sitter and I am sure that you wouldn't let your kids wander around any city doing whatever they want and talking to anyone they see without you so why on earth would you let them do it online.

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Xbox 360 sales reach Sony-smashing milestone

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mandatory subject goes ehre to stop the sytem complaining

Once an xbox has had an RROD repair it is much more likely to suffer the same fault again. Microsoft may now offer an extended warranty for RROD but that was not always the case and it very far from the only dead console issue they suffer. I am saying that as someone who has a ps3 and xbox so I am not just biased against the xbox

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Mushroom

Duplicates

The main difference is that you don't have to keep buying the same console over and over again with Sony as they keep dying from various design flaws like they do with the xbox. I know people on their third or fourth 360 where they died due to RROD or other issues

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Fukushima update: No chance cooling fuel can breach vessels

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Remember

There are more deaths amongst coal miners in a single year than there have been directly caused by nuclear energy in the past 60 years. Much like you are more likely to die in an accident on the way to the airport than one in the airplane, yet people just love to worry about the daftest things. and they try to use any excuse to show that they are right to worry about it. I would suggest those people use precautionary principle and stay in bed in case something happens, but then again as more people die in bed than anywhere else, where does that leave you?

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Man stabbed to death by chicken

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Joke

Keyboard request

One optimus maximus this way please :)

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Julian Assange wins peace prize

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Joke

fools?

Is it April 1st already?

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CEOP chief accuses UK.gov of putting kids at risk

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Shut up already

Even though he quit and the world + dog breathed a sigh of relief that his self serving drivel had finally dried up, he has to disappoint us all as he still cant just shut up and stop talking a load of rubbish.

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Half of UK road users support usage-based road charging

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Show us the questions

I could get 90% of people to agree stopping breathing was a good idea by crafting the questions.

No report is worth the paper it isn't written on unless the questions are fair and unbiased.

Would you prefer road charging based on

a) actual road usage usage

b) engine size

Can then be stated by self serving government departments to prove that everyone who answered this question agreed with road pricing.

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Japanese press step into execution chamber

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amnesty shamnasty

And a couple of hours notice is still a hell of a lot more than these subhumans ever granted their victims.

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UK.gov slams Facebook over Moat fan clubs

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The coalition the international board of censors

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Who made this coalition the arbiters of international free speech?

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Nipper's naked arse provokes Street View outrage

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So she advertises in all the nationals about how to find her child?

Cracks me up that she was so upset about it she sold her story to the national press had images of her and her child publicised far beyond anything that would ever have been known before

Congratulations for your national press advert to any paedophile that you were supposedly worried about in the first instance.

The simple lesson is that if you don't want something seen then don't show it off!

Do anything in the front garden where everyone can see it and you have no grounds to complain if it gets seen by people

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ID cards poster girl laments her £30

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you been served

Serves her right for volunteering for something that was obviously doomed and pointless. I am sure I can set up an online identity project if she insists on dropping 30 quid on every doomed if project

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Ofcom smites silent callers

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FAIL

You mean ofcom approves silent calls

More like approves silent calls.

Ofcom hereby gives permission for every company the UK to make one silent call per number per day without any penalty. Companies from outside the uk are of course welcome to continue making as many silent calls as they wish and can continue to ignore the TPS

There is no need for silent calls if an agent is not available do not call out.

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CEOP renews attack on Facebook

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FAIL

Ceop is Cr*p

Considering Ashliegh also contacted their killed on MSN which does prominently display the ceop button proves just how pointless this whole slime throwing match is

Why force a button that is useless on millions of users who would have less than zero use for it. The only people to benefit from the inclusion of a ceop button would be ceops pitifully low self esteem.

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Noel Edmonds defies BBC's jackbooted enforcers

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As instructed....

There is no IT angle to this story. What is it doing here? I am removing The Register from my bookmarks. Please cancel my subscription. I am also dissatisfied with today's weather. Please make the weather the way I like it. Goodbye.

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That password-protected site of yours - it ain't

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easy fix - wrecks usability

Google has had the option to give a username and pasword for accessing protected content on your site for ages now.

On the other had It used to really pee me off when I had to go through several sites before I could actually access the information without having to go through signups and validations even on free sites! So instead of the signup to see this post link the back button always got hit and webmasters really need to look into the amount of visitors they are losing by insisting on signups on non premium sites

Its got to the point now where if there is no cache link on the google search result then I do not even bother clicking it as they are normally hiding content behind logins etc

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Game rating system needs legal backing, claims supporter

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Its all a joke anyway

Until parents are forced to give a flying "File System ChecK" about what their kids are doing then these labelling systems are just used as a shopping list of things a game must contain for them to want it.

The sort of parents that would happily let a 12 year old have a clearly 18 rated game are not going to be bothered if it has a icon meaning violent on it or not

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NXP sues to silence Oyster researchers

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security

And do not forget that with the police trawling through the oyster db at will looking for people to blame for every crime, like protesting against the gordonment, thinking for yourself, saying the government is anything less than god etc, if they accept anyone can clone a card will mean that their little data mine is worthless, I just hope there is a big enough stink about this that everyone learns the cards can be cloned and this police misuse of the oyster db is stopped by being laughed out of court whenever it is used / attempted

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Utility computing's 'dirty little secret'

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Paris Hilton

@SG

Thank you for proving what most of us have known for a decade

All the senior decision makers are out of date and far out of touch with the field they are supposed to be knowledgeable about.

Paris as she knows about open and sauce

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Microsoft ga ga over Goo-Hoo! deal

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on the other foot

but of course it is ok if Microsoft buy out Yahoo and do do everything they are claiming as it is them doing it then so that makes it fine.

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Reding would OK charges to receive mobile calls

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bottom feeding pond scum marketing

With the number of junk calls I get from my phone company and other cold calling bottom feeding pond scum, there is no way I will ever pay to receive calls at least not until we have the ability to charge (in advance) companies for every single item of marketing we are forced to endure.

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ASA slaps down Vodafone 'unlimited' data claims

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simplicity itself

Unlimited = without limits.

Any form of limiting be it a cap on the amount of data, time or bandwidth you can use is a limit.

limited != unlimited ergo the ASA are about as much use as most other agencies in this country and should either shape up or shut down.

Mine's the one dreaming of singing "leaving on a jet plane, dunno when I'll be back again"

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Tory proposes street-legal Segway legalisation

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Paris Hilton

olympia

Perhaps someone should tell the dude who regularly zips along Hammersmith Road on his one that he is not allowed on the road.

Paris as I bet she knows how to segway

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Lords defy Government by proposing criminalisation of data rogues

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one rule for them another for us

now wait for the government to vote itself and all council data sharers immunity

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Local council uses snooping laws to spy on three-year-old

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We told you so

Someone has to say it but we told you so.

Back when they were trying to introduce this snoopers bill we said it would be abused like this and we were told oh shut up you conspiracy theorists they wouldn't do that.

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Network Solutions hijacks customer sub-domains for ad fest

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Makes you wonder

Why people still trust these muppets to do anything

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Ban using mobiles while crossing street, says US legislator

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enforcement?

Well I guess they must have people on the streets there then as over here where the police are too busy hiding from the public (unless there is a free ticket to a major sporting event in it for them) there is never anyone to catch anyone doing anything.

Mines the paramedic one to make it easier to treat people for shock who have seen a bobby on the beast for the first time in 10 years.

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Al Gore's green job bonanza - can we afford it?

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Black Helicopters

gore the environmental disaster

Once Gore finally backs this pledge http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Pledge which he has been refusing to do for over a year, then I will believe that Gore actually believes a word he is saying.

Till then I will go on knowing he is deliberately lying rather than that he has just been misled by others who should know better

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Videogame retailers support Byron Review, says Byron

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age is not the problem

When it comes to gaming, age is NOT the problem and as long as we keep on trying to fool ourselves that it is then society as a whole will continue to suffer.

As long as these 40+ year old PC adults are so entrenched in the fantasy world that they believe someone who once saw 5 minutes of a game or film got turned into a serial killer by the time they were 7 and a half because of it then its no wonder they believe everyone else is living in cloud cuckoo fantasy land, shame they do not realise that they are the ones living there.

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UK.gov demands 999 ads on social networking sites

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999 yea right

Well with the performance I have seen from 999 I guess they will just say thanks for calling we will get someone to phone you back in a week to take a statement from you goodbye

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MPs get £2k home cinema on taxpayers

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@Mike Banahan

hear hear

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