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VIDEO SELFIE DRONE: 'AirDog' UAV follows you everywhere you go

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Claims mean nothing

"depending on speed, and a claimed maximum altitude of 3,000m."

I claim I'm the fastest runner in the world, oh and the best looking person, oh and I'm also 6000 years old.

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Gartner deploys new converged-systems quadragon rankings

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Re: "Completeness of Vision"

It means they don't have a fucking clue what they are on about.However the equally clueless won't like to admit they don't have a clue either, so will start to use this phrase, in order to pretend they know what they are on about when talking to equally clueless people.

In short, manglement speak.

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Top 10 tech essentials for the festival season

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Kids today!

WTF is this crap?

Festival essentials:

Several cases of cheap ass loopy beer, some for you, others for the random's you meet.

Portable case stove

frying pan

saucepan

stuff to put in the above.

couple of changes of clothes

Toothbush and toothpaste

That's it I think!

When food goes off / runs out either a) sell your soul to buy some 2nd rate food from some cockney in a burger van, b) crash with someone else and exchange beer for food.or c) just don't eat for 2 days.

Festivals are about having fun, not posting on bloody facebook

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Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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Re: Repairs

"....then the manufacturer will swap it out one way or another"

And after a year or two when the warranty has expired?

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BT and TalkTalk BOTH claim victory as Ofcom tackles fibre price row

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That old horse:

"therefore allegedly using its dominant position as a former state monopoly to squeeze out the competition."

NO, NO, NO.

There was NEVER ANY fibre broadband when it was a state monopoly, so STOP using that as an excuse for not putting your own infrastructure in. Be honest. Say "We can't be arsed to put our own in, so we need to piggy back off someone elses"

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Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

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Re: No sympathy.

Matt:

Daily Mail forums that way>>>>>>>

They are not asking for his conviction to be over turned, but mealy the police can't just rock up and ask for info and the ISP just happily hand it over. You give this over to freely and the potential for a cock up goes through the roof. And when you on about messing up and giving out the wrong information take these as an example of what happens when peoples primitive "what about the children" mentality takes over.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/03/01/10555914-mother-boy-admit-killing-man-they-thought-was-pedophile?lite

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514945/Vigilante-murderer-killed-Bijan-Ebrahimi-mistaking-paedophile-jailed.html

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TIME TRAVELLERS needed to secure Windows 7

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Re: Combo Upate

You mean some sort of service pack?

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Re: Linux

Well done Dutch Coward, maybe it's beacuse it Monday and they all have the grumps, but you single handily proved the stereotype of Linux nerds having no sense of humour.

I nearly spat my coffee out, yes I'm a Windows user (well I have an do have Android phone and use a PI for digital signage, have Linux box hosting my website, but I digress), and if it had been directed at Windows users, my reaction would of still been the same.

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Ohio man cuffed AGAIN for shagging inflatable pool raft

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Got to love the law....

...no better in the UK.

So you have 2 options:

1. Help him get treatment and hopefully prevent re-offending. Cost couple of thousand pounds.

2. Throw him in jail, most likely lead to further mental issues, re-offending, jail, re-offending, jail and so on and so on. Cost, many 10's of thousands of pounds.

Still better to slash money to things designed to stop offending and instead build more jails and pack them in tighter. The reason? Easier for the accounts to prove how many people are locked up instead of how many people you stopped getting locked up.

Gotta love this fucked up world.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Re: Security through Obscurity

Security through Obscurity

err no, nothing obscure, it was fully published on the web. Default admin password as crap, not matter what security model

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Vendor mouthpieces promise to stop spamming Wikipedia

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Re: "More from wikipedia than shame"

Cookies are good remember? They are there to help you get the ad's that you want!

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Google: Why should we pay tax when we make 'intangibles'?

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I help my local community.

I help run a local charity (unpaid) which helps out all manner of people.

Therefore I've decided because of this, I now longer will be paying any tax.

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PICS ON GROUND: Cabbies PARALYZE London in Uber rebellion

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Re: Nice Traffic System You've Got Here...

I don't know about London, but certainly in the Midland, nearly every private hire company has to licensed by the local authority, have special "MOT's" and have CRB checks.

And as for the knowledge, in my experience, that involves going "ooo he has a Midlands accent", i can fuck him over, not realising I know my way around quite well.

And why is it impossible I can't get a cab to go 2 miles out of the centre, yet I can easily get a cab in the Midlands that would happily go via 4 towns and complete a 40 mile trip. yes done it many, many times.

So screw the knowledge and change to the times, say to the 1990's would be a start.

The word we are looking for is Luddite.

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Chrome OS leaks data to Google before switching on a VPN, says GCHQ

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Re: The real world is far from ideal, and we need to be practical

FTP? Security? Really?

And as for stripping out www to keep you secure,I guess by that comment you class Facebook as a safe connection then?

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TalkTalk whips BT with riding crop over sport fibs in telly ad

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Here is an idea......

...instead of all these ISP's squabbling over who's willy is biggest, or said what to who........

IMPROVE YOUR SHIT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

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Or....

just don't use the GUI?

KIDS!

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DOCX disaster recovery: How I rescued my wife from XM-HELL

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Did you try the obvious?????

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/previous-versions-files-faq#1TC=windows-7

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Google to let Chromebookers take video content OFFLINE

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Re: But no network shares

"That was on a train, and trains now have wifi."

Your so right, you can.

Pay through the nose, for an OK connection

Share the free wifi with he rabble and have 100 people contend with a 56k link (sure feels like that)

Make sure to choose a route that is clear of valleys, countryside and tunnels.

Avoid local communiting trains outside of major cities, as many of these barely have electricity, let alone wifi.

Or just give up.

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Canon offers a cloud just for still photos, not anything else. Weird

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WTF?

Comparing to Dropboxand the like?

Really, have you tired using Dropbox with thousands of photos, it's dreadful.It's a file store, not a photo gallery

Now comparing to Flikr,now that is much more like it

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

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Or...

..simply the code base is different and the bit they are fixing / updating in 8 is simply not present in 7.

Or would that be too easy an answer

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Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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Re: get over it!

"including really sensitive secrets such as info about compromising Huawei's internal network"

Yup, spying on a legitimate company seem fair to me....and I wonder how much information "occidentally" got in the hands of a certain US networking giant.

And as for "spying on enemies", they are only enemies because you choose to make them so, and that they do so like wise. Most people in this world with even half a brain want to live without hatred and fear, but those in power like to peddle it, because it suits their own agendas.

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...

Odd I'm sat directly one of those strange women in IT things your talking about (way more of a techie than me) two desks in front are 2 more women, to my left another, and across the room, 4 more. We have about a 70/30 in this office.

Now go to your local hospital, tell me the female to male nurse ratio, or how about social work, or primary school teachers, or carers, or even till operators at Tesco's.

We can try to battle "stereotypes" all you want, but a lot of it is simply the fact men and women just simply want to do different jobs, so lets live with it.

I for example class myself has a bit of a problem solver, which makes me a shit therapist. I do this job, to fix problems and puzzles, not to give people hugs and make them feel better about themselves.

The sooner people realise genders DO actually want to do different roles, the better we'll all get on.

Yes there is an issue with sexism and were it exists, but trust me, spend some time with a bunch of nurses when they've had a few vino's and you'll understand it works both ways, way more derogatory than this.

Oh and by the way, there IS a boyfriend version of this...

but to keep the balance:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/quotes/men_are.html

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Office, IE and Windows in line for critical fixes from Redmond

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Re: After all this time ...

How long has Linux been around...is it bug free?

Thought not....

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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But the advantage of the modern age....

...is you could simply host your own and then have a shopping cart to download the tracks....

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Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and WINS PILE of CASH

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"but I don't think courts have the authority to tell me how to think."

No, that's the Government's and the Daily Mail's Job....

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

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Re: solving the wrong problem

Excellent idea, that'll mean Google, Yahoo, facebook, Twiiter and MS will go bankrupt within a week.

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: TRAITORS

Well trolled Luke....

Clearly everyone fails to look up your name and see you are a ranty, shouty little child.

Hats off.

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Myspace: Where are you going? We still have all your HUMILIATING PICS

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Re: Just nuke it from orbit

This can help....

http://justdelete.me/

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PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD

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Stop!

SATA’s fastest speed is 12Gbit/s currently. PCIe v4.0 provides 1,969 MB/sec per lane. Gen 3 provided 985 MB/sec per lane.

One unit of measurement PLEASE!

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ARM to open CPU design centre in Taiwan

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Re: Why Taiwan?

or....

you just want someone that thinks differently.

In Asia for example, dual SIM mobiles are the norm, in Europe, they are not. In the UK top loading Machines are rare, yet in Asia very common and so on and so on.

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'SURPRISE!' Amazon teleports cloud tech into VMware data centers, slurps cash

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Sueball in 3...2....1....

Some obscure look and feel patent will no doubt rear it's ugly head.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Re: Only if it's £35.

That's £50 more than some people on here.

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You've got Mail! But someone else is reading it in Outlook for Android

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Re: <title goes here but will it be encrypted?>

"No, Outlook is singled out because the whole idea of paying for stuff is that you are paying for someone to pay attention to the tedious bits that might be overlooked in a free product."

Outlook is free.

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? New leccy BMWs have flimsy password security – researcher

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Re: This is why I like my old BMW.

Yup, that's why YOU are the easiest way of gaining access. Lot harder to disable an immobiliser than the owner.

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Re: Beamer?

It's "bimmer" for a BMW car. A beamer or beemer is a BMW motorcycle.

Never, ever heard of bimmer. Most be a local thing for local people.

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Re: Need they an app to stop wheels exploding

Your fault, your driving in the UK. BMW wheels and pot holes don't mix.

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128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours

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Re: Welcome

No idea why you got a down vote, either the Joke icon wasn't obvious enough, the joke was so bad it deserved one, or proving the point, geeks have absolutely no sense of humour..

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Re: 94.6 bits

Easy it's quatum computing. On, Off and a little bit inbetween.

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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It hasn't stopped, you can still pay for it.

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Google brings futuristic Linux software CoreOS onto its cloud

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Re: memory

4mb what are you, some sort of newbie?

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EBAY... You keep using that word 'ENCRYPTION' – it does not mean what you think it means

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Re: Sigh ...

"How does this system of making you enter the 3rd and 7th characters improve security or convenience over having you just enter your password? "

It makes shoulder surfing somewhat more difficult.

And man in the middle attacks

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Beijing to Washington: Ratted-out routers not welcome here

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Re: bully boy

Would that be the European union that so many in the UK don't want to belong to?

Still we can always leave and sit on the sidelines singing Land Of Hope and Glory, pretending we still have some influence in the world.

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Privacy International probes GCHQ's mouse fetish

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Simple Answers are always the correct ones.

GCHQ isn't WEEE compliant and doesn't have a permit for the local council tip. So they live it to the guilty* party to dispose of.

*Guilty until they decide to you are innocent.

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BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

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Ah the Utopia vision

"This could include anything from intelligent monitoring of parking spaces in the city to networked bins which signal when they need collecting,"

And now back to reality

"This could include anything from intelligent monitoring of parking violations in the city to networked bins which signal when they have the wrong items in, or exceed the households weekly allowance allowing an automated fine to be sent"

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eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

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WTF?

Can't belive i'm this late to the comments and no XKCD

http://xkcd.com/936/

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Why are Fujitsu and Toshiba growing lettuce in semiconductor plants?

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This is nothing new, well except the location

Lettuce (and many other veg) is often grown in huge production lines, that slowly shift along to be harvested, or under "perfect conditions" that's why modern fruit and veg is so bland.

Grow your own carrots (can be done easily in a pot) and compare

Want proof of mass production?

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2012/01/30/9150384/Tanimura.Antle.LivingLettuce.jpg

http://seedstock.com/2011/12/26/san-diego-startup-locally-grown-hydroponic-lettuce-roots-intact/

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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Yippee....

...in a world of rising food prices, what we need is more agricultural land turned over to Biofuels.

Hint: If you are unaware, this is one of the major reasons crop prices are so high and as corn is also a major live stock food, why meat prices are also high.

http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/food-price-fears-push-eu-lawmake-news-530400

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China to become world's No 1 economy. And we still can't see why

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A good balanced article...

...here is the reason they are doing better.

Investement in the long term.

They have been pouring money into education (go to any UK Russell Uni group and see how many PhD students are Chinese, and have been for many years), into research and into acquisitions. It put nearly every country to shame.

As for the pathetic US proganda of Ooohh it's funded by the Chinese army, so who cares, NASA, Lockhead Martin, Boeing, all bank rolled by the US military, but I don't see anyone bitching about that.

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Waterfront flats plan for IBM's UK HQ as housing market goes bananas

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Re: Whats missing

And you think that stops the gullible?

Some people are so blinkered by new builds and a scared of a bit of hard work, they overlook the older ones, with bigger gardens, better areas and a lot better built.

I know this for a fact as where I live houses back onto the M42 and near where I used to live several years ago they are virtually under the M5.

Yes the old area is a crap hole:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.485972,-2.023418,3a,75y,7.53h,83.46t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s33Wr7QwKiEqe93no6AvUrw!2e0

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Quick!

Because, being the grumpy cynic that I am, they wanted to get there "Advertise x number of items for free" campaign under way before driving traffic to their site for their password reset.

Good old bury the bad news with the "good"

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