* Posts by Lost all faith...

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: God help these clowns...

Just wait until they discover /b

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God help these clowns...

...if they discovered Yahoo or YouTube comments,I guess there would be about 10,000 pre-crimes committed every day that would have to be reported. Hope they have enough staff.

Feel free to give them the information they need, all of it, after all, having the information presented to them prevented Pearl Harbour and 9/11 didn't it? oh wait...

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Amazon’s CHRISTMAS QUEUEING bonanza!

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Well...

..given the choice between collecting it from waiting 30 minutes at a sorting office 10 miles away, a petrol station where my card was cloned, a faceless automated machine or the miserable bastard in our Post Office, ROTM it is.

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New 'Internet Security Council' struggling to get off the ground

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So in summary...

...jobs for the boys.

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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Actually....

...go after the right's holders as well. They are receiving proceeds of crime. Maybe then they may clean up their acts and vet who they "employ" on their behalf.

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Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU

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Re: He must be several tera-furlongs out of his skull

This is the US remember, so they measure things in medieval language, you know, 32,000 pounds of thrust, 27 quarts of water and 2 1/2 donkeys of storage.

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US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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Re: More hmm...

"I will show my drivers lisence when asked by the police, or should I rather ask him why he needs to see it."

It's a crap analogy but to humour you, in the UK the police need reasonable cause to pull you over, so if they have pulled you over without stating why, then you have every right to question them and refuse to answer the questions until they give a good reason.

However, as a business, if it gets out that you are being investigated by the tax authorities, the is a VERY good chance it will hit your share price. If you have no ideas why, then how can you prepare at least a canned statement.

A better analogy is the police coming into your house, having a good look round, but not telling what they are looking for and why.

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Didn't see any mention of Google or Starbucks?

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Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

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Re: Are Ofcom a complete waste of space?

Had a similar one, but my engineer was quite good. There had been some dodgy rewiring by either a previous engineer or the previous home owner, either way it wasn't going to work. He agreed to rip out the old crap, knackering the multiple extensions upstairs, but leaving me with a decent master box downstairs.

So in my case BT were pretty good.

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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Re: won't somebody please think of the children!

"For example, it can be used to identify a child who has threatened over social media to commit suicide."

So pro-actively monitoring children's posts on social media are we? Perverts!

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Re: It's not nesessary the evil

@ Tom dial:

"If that is true you should have no difficulty listing three or four examples related specifically to telecommunications provisions like those authorized by section 215 of the US Patriot Act or mentioned in the article."

This has fuck all to do the the Patriot ACT, you have the wrong country. I know we are the US' bitch, but hell, learn where the UK is.

but as you demand "three or four examples"

Eat this:

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2012-08-22/councils-using-terror-laws-to-snoop-on-the-public/

Just search for RIPA abuses for hundreds more.

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Re: It's not nesessary the evil

Three letters

IRA.

I had a friend injured by the IRA in a blast in London and he is a VERY staunch defender of human rights and is a active member of Amnesty and Privacy International.

I also was stood next to a car bomb in Birmingham just a minute or two before it (unsuccessfully) went off. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1636919.stm). Do I think that because of that I think every bit of information should be gathered up on everyone? No. As pointed out, this is for Terrorists and Peado's, oh and victims of cybercrime, oh and trolling, oh and those that illegally download music and films, oh what about TV license evaders, yes, oh and benefit cheats, hey, why not those that haven't paid a parking fine, and those that watch that beheading on YouTube....yes I know it may be a 13 year old kid but they MAY become radicalised (don't really care if it is a white catholic girl, doesn't matter, they MAY become radicalised).

Successive governments have a PROVEN track record of mission creep, give them an inch and they will take a mile.

I have nothing to hide, but doesn't mean I want every faceless civil servant knowing what I do.

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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hmmm

Have you paid for any sexy selfies using Snapcash? Are you offering any? Get in touch and let us know.

Make sure to enclose any photos you may of screen grabbed to errr.... verify the information supplied.

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Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault

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Re: I've been sayin' it!

Sorry Trevor, did you say something?

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Re: The Cloud is just somebody else's computers

Would you give 'somebody else' your wallet or front door keys

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Ahhh the Internet of Things. Cloud for 2015

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Let's vote on breaking up Google, say MEPs with NO power to do any such thing

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WTF?

errr......where have you been for the last few years?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19798576

but since then:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/838c8e60-75f6-11e3-b028-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3JzWaT4rB

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Hmmmm

"“The increased politicisation of the Google competition investigation is deeply troubling," said Ed Black, president of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) an international not-for-profit body dedicated to "enhancing society’s access to information and communications"

Whose members just so happen to contain all three of the major search engine companies.

https://www.ccianet.org/about/members/

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Re: A bit strange...

Unfortunately reg seems to have little more info than an RSS feed on this one.

For once the BBC has a more informative article. To get the general idea:

"Posted to what? A website? Then he should go after the web sit. Twitter? Then go after them."

"The businessman claimed there were more than 3,600 websites containing abusive and untrue material about him"...."He was seeking a legal order to force Google to take steps to prevent the abusive posts being processed in search"

This is different to the right to be forgotten, he is after a block on incorrect information, not out of date information.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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Have you seen some of the comments? It's not just the photo's that are still stuck in the 50's. I do the vacuuming and the ironing in our house, no big deal.

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Microsoft, with the latter company most often felt to be in the wrong.

Darn, how how could they not test the billions of combinations of software and hardware out there before releasing a patch. id1ots!

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'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

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Oh god...

...that's another 10% CPU Symantec are going to use....quick pass me another 4 cores.

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: I seem to remember

some Geothermal is used in the UK. I've been to farms and some larger house country house use it. The issue is you usually have to sink a bloody great bore hole into the ground and then pump the heat out. This isn't that big an issue, the issue is getting the machinery there in the first place.

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Euro digi chief 'H-dot' #twitterfail: 'My favourite app is the weather app'

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“Was anyone actually able to follow the chat in English?”

No, it's Twitter, it's always utter gibberish.

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Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER

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Re: Of course...

what about those of us that haven't followed the link but have read the article? Is reading the article like reading Mein Kampf and Mao's Little Red Book?

What if I only skim read it? Does that count?

Help!

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You'll go APE for our new Gorilla Glass 4, Corning reckons

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Re: Dutch tears and strained glass

I have dropped ... plates and glasses onto a tiled kitchen floor floor plenty of times.

What are you, some crazy Greek party host?

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Re: Just a thought

you're not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag fires you're likely to die anyway.

Just you mean't

"you're not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag FAILS TO fire you're likely to die anyway."

It's one reason European airbags tend to be smaller than US ones is it is presumed you will be belted in, but they still offer good protection in a crash even if not wearing a belt.

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Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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Ok for those defending him and saying he should be questioned in the Embassy.

try this:

Police: Did you do it?

Ass: yes I did it, oh yes I so did it, guilty as sin...I did it, i did it, I did it.

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Now back in Sweden.

Police: Here is the evidence:

Ass lawyer: Sorry, taken in a foreign country, not following due process and tape may of been tampered with.

Judge: Case dismissed.

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Roll up, roll up, Microsoft's rolled up dozens of OS fixes

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WTF?

Microsoft's just released its November rollup

odd...I got it a few days ago.

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GCHQ and Cable and Wireless teamed as Masters of the Internet™

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I feel sorry for the spooks....

..can you imagine the problems the guys had logging the fault calls.

Ring ring <hold 45 minutes>

Hi yes, "Nigella" has gone done.....what do you mean you have no records.....no it's with C&W...you guys.....yes I know your Vodaphone, but you took over Thus who took over C&W....what? you don't have access to Thus stuff? But it C&W, not Thus origianlly.... your going to transfer me?.....<hold 30 minutes> Hi, it's about "Nigella"....no I just phoned Vodaphone.....what do you mean you don't have the records and I need to speak to Vodaphone, they just transferred me...what do you mean your C&W worldwide and never had anything to do with Thus? I'm confused...what your going to transfer me...<hold 30 minutes>. Vodaphone! but..but...but...ah sod it...I can't go on like this......<BANG> <THUNK>

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Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU

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Re: See ...

I think UKIP are simply a shell organisation for the more far right of the Tories. Get out of Europe then we can scrap all the laws designed to protect the little man from global.corp.

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Re: Jeez...

Google did it some time ago.

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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here's a crazy idea

...... before clocking off for a six-hour unpaid break.......Many workers live too far away to get home during this down period, so spend the day snoozing in their car or hanging around in a miserable trailer with up to 40 other drivers.

Call me insane, but how about spending those 6 hours getting yourself an education and as a result get a better job and moving on.

Or you could just sit there doing nothing for 6 hours a day and whine how well every one else is doing.

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Our system handles £130bn and it's BUST. Want the job of fixing it? Apply to UK.gov

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WTF?

Ok enlighten me.

"The successful candidate will have experience of a technical integration in a public sector environment".

Why, what is so magical about the public sector environment? I can think of a lot of sarcastic reasons, but I'd like to know the genuine reasoning behind lines like that, other than some HR droids copy / paste recruitment technique.

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Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search

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Re: I laughed...and then I cried

It is truly crap, only use it for spammy type mailing lists.

Still could be worse, it could be like their "News" which consists of little more than publicity whores and football.

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Re: Dunno whats worse

Yahoo

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Re: Cue panic

No......they haven't.

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Greening the copper with NFV, lower power optics from GreenTouch

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Or....

...you could simply turn on the power saving features of your devices. e.g shutting down the WIFI when you not using it, say while in bed or at the office.

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GOTCHA: Google caught STRIPPING SSL from BT Wi-Fi users' searches

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I can confirm that Bluecoats K9 does the same thing, if you don't change https to http for Google image search, it can't be locked to filter content.

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London police chief: City bankers, prepare for a terrorist cyber attack. Again

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Re: "push back and take action now before it happens"

"This conflict has been going on since before the Crusades."

You may want to look up what religion did the Crusades. While you are at it, look how relatively well Muslims and Christians co-existed prior to this and also the reasoning behind it.

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ATTACK OF THE DRONES: ‘Nefarious’ private use rising, says top Blighty copper

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FFS...

"often showing the offences after they’ve actually occurred, thereby leaving us very little opportunity to subsequently investigate,”

Well, despite your best efforts to lock people up BEFORE they have committed an offence, that tends to be what happens.

Clueless mouthpiece

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Re: Panic!

Or is just just because it's Russian?

No doubt we and the US have chucked up loads of satellites we don't tell anyone about.

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Stephen King, William Gibson and The Quantum Moment

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What????

Stephen king and no Family Guy link?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6TRVXG4kQE

Apologies for the quality. Nothing to do with me.

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The optic NERVE of it: Intel declares WAR on InfiniBand

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Re: so where is the cheap optical NIC

That would be Thunderbolt Optical.....but the cable prices may make your eyes water.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HE125VC/A/thunderbolt-optical-cable-by-corning-10-m33-ft

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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My guess....

...boring, but going by the line up on the website, a games console. Most likely some Andriod thingy.

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Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

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Re: Did I miss something?

Are humans so self-obsessed that we want to force others to listen to our taste in music at any/every given opportunity?

Yes, and I'll appreciate it if they turned off Shit Pirate Radio FM when I get in the cab.

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State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED

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Post obligatory..

...why wasn't it air-gapped, super-locked down firewalled, <insert other completely unusable for any normal work bright idea>....just to prove that reader has no concept of how the real world works.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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Re: Giffgaff

Isn't GiffGaff owned by Telefonica running on O2, who happen to be a subsidiary of Telefonica?

So hardly "off the wall".

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Kindle, meet my partner. Darling, play nice with Kindle, please

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Re: they're doing sharing wrong

but that relies on an always on connection, or at least turning it on, connecting it up and then taking ownership. The great thing about ereaders is the battery life and portability. You'd be miffed if you were on a flight only to find your account is "locked".

However it's a reasonable idea otherwise.

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UK digi exclusion: Poor families without internet access could 'miss out' on child tax credit

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Re: What about Public Libraries?

My 92yr old mother has never used it.

Blimey, if she's applying for child tax credits, she either sprightly old girl or a master con-artist.

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

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Re: When you assist aunty to buy a computer I suggest you also

Of course the way to attack this is take 1 new fresh machine from shop. Connect to internet, download pcdecrapifier and blitz the heap o'crap out of there..

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