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Integrator 2e2 axes 319 UK staff, halts pay cheques - insiders

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Re: If I worked there and they were holding my wages

That's why they give you a small cardboard box for your stuff and an escort to the gate!

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Employees shafted once again

In Ontario, Canada, employees are priority creditors before banks and mortgage holders.

Pity more countries don't do this.

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Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD

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Guess there's a ...

crack in Jobs walled garden.

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

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Chances are ...

that your typical Brit lager lout can't answer the questions.

Several different tests have proved that Americans don't know how many states there are or what they names are. (50 states but most people forget about a whole bunch of other acquisitions, such as Puerto Rico, and thirteen others. Canada is not a US state, despite what some Americans think)

In Canada many Canadians could not answer the question: How many provinces and territories are there in Canada. (10 provinces and 3 territories)(Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon)(Provinces have the right to use Constitutional Powers on their own, whilst Territories exercise power at the discretion of the Federal government.)

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Berners-Lee says snoop law could see spies blackmail soldiers

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At least ...

one acknowledged authoritative source recognises the dangers, pity ignorant politicians don't.

And they call them 'honourable'?

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PayPal crawls after messaging glitches

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Pay Pal, an alternative spelling for ...

fraud.

They also provide data to the US government, without warrants.

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Bipartisan Senate group proposes green cards for tech grads

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grant permanent-resident status to foreign nationals who receive advanced tech degrees

Can you imagine the UK even thinking about this? Mad May would never condone this.

Instead they are focussed on the removal of all. Just think of the technological advances that could be achieved by replicating the proposed US efforts in this regard.

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Pentagon plans massive surge in Cyber Command staff

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Many ... are feeling little love for the US government at the moment

Got that right!

This ill-feeling towards things American even affects backpackers safety with people really upset even attacking US citizens and corporations.

Perhaps if the US pulled it's horns in, stopped droning people and acted positively like a global citizen should, the US profile would reduce along with attacks.

Operating torture centres like Guantanamo should doesn't endear the US to anyone, nor does illegal rendition, or demanding the production of people to answer charges in the US rather than in the country in which the 'crime' was committed.

These bastards have even ordered Canadians to be removed from direct Canada <> Canada flights, flights that never landed at a US airport. Why does it need ALL the flight manifests for ALL flights from Bangkok, even for flights terminating in the region?

Why does it need to track money movements, internationally, of all people. If money travels from the UK to Greece or Thailand, what the hell business is it of the US? All the res systems that have computers in the US are on-line, in real time as are credit card transactions and hotel reservations - world-wide.

Why does the US need military bases in the UK, or anywhere in Europe? There are literally thousands of mini-bases in numerous countries that aren't well known.

Their DEA and FBI types swagger around guest countries, advertising their presence to all and sundry, seemingly ignoring the niceties of diplomacy. The Australian national police also have offices in many Asian countries but they show respect to their host countries maintaining a low, non-disruptive profile.

Why is the new US Embassy in London so large? The number of real diplomats are few in number but the security related people are massive. And Britain is a friendly country?

Obama shed tears for children killed in December, yet he routinely authorises attacks on children, women and men who have absolutely no links to this phantom war on terrorism. These were crocodile tears, IMO. His idea of 'colloquial damage' can be measured in miles/kilometres.

So when the US stops doing the World Cop stunt, lowers it's profile and stops saying it is the best perhaps they will suffer fewer attacks. And be more popular.

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HP launches security service for after the horse has bolted

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Re: I like it. HP? Security?

You are what your last name implies.

Remember when HP accused certain people of theft? Nothing.

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My top tip for Microsoft: Stop charging for Windows Phone 8

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Windows 8 PC - only $1, few takers

In Ho Chi Minh City copy shops sell CDs and DVDs of copy software for USD$1/each.

I was buying software a week or so ago and I asked how many Win 8 they had sold and the assistant said, with a wry smile, none!

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Americans use such self-explanetory language ... once you learn the vocabulary

"battery, occupied burglary and resisting without violence": Assault, breaking in to a home and trying to escape without hitting a cop.

The owner/shooter is typical of US gun owners I know - they have the goods but not the skills.

"Mrs Land whipped out a .38 and fired three shots" implies she was carrying on her person - and a totally useless shot.

And Mr Land grabbed a 12-gauge (bore) shotgun - obviously he didn't care for either his furniture or the perpetrator. Guess people are a little more careful murdering people under the Stand Your Ground law since some people have been incarcerated after claiming that defence following the murder of Trevon.

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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

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Re: Terrorists? Arabic? Respect?

Why respect? Many don't respect others.

Still, it will give NSA and GCHQ to figure out. Not as good as a Gerber file with comments redacted.

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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SWISSAIR - Peggies Cove

That fire, in your link, was caused by a high end entertainment system that had been added well after initial construction.

If I recall, the equipment was connected to a main bus without the benefit of a circuit breaker, something they teach in Basic Electricity 101.

Ended Swissair and the smaller version is called Swiss.

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What Boeing needs is a guy like Jobs

I remember, when videos of smoking iThingies were circulating, Jobs pronounced that his stuff wasn't burning or catching fire.

Boeing could do the same, then everything will be OK.

Colour me Airbus.

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Michael Dell and the Curse of the Exploding Batteries

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electrical power backup systems, based on large lithium ion batteries?

Hardly back-up. These damn things drive the all electric control surfaces, avionics, etc.

Two engined 777's are risky enough, I like my aircraft to have metal, not glorified plastic.

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Waiter! There's a phone in my soup

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First time I've heard ...

an iThingy used a handle.

Perfect application. Now we need an App that can smell the steam and signal when it is cool enough not burn your mouth.

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Microsoft acknowledges the long and winding road ahead

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Touch Screens in the office? Forget it.

I have four 27 inch screens on my desk (at least on a bracket on my desk) and if anyone touches them, to make a point, they leave smudges and fingerprints and then I have to clean the screens all over again.

Who wants PC touch screens, except MS, on my Samsung a swipe or other motion is a nothing, on a 27 incher it's more like callisthenics.

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Belkin buys Linksys from Cisco

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A match made in Heaven - Crap + Crap = More Crap

Belkin seems to be in the bag business - it has over 180 bags/covers which are banged out in China for next to nothing. I can buy the same junk for around USD$0.50-USD$1 in China, but they sell it for tens of times as much in the USA.

I bought a laptop security cable as the Kingston's were out of stock. The Belkin has a split 'hook' that operates like a pair of scissors to attach to the laptop. All it really does is cut the metal socket and enlarge the hole. Still the cable and padlock are OK and I use them on my bicycle. I bought a Kingston replacement.

As for Dlink - we all know about this junk, TP-Link is far superior and you can boost the output with software hacks!

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Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear - and Barracuda is OK with this

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Backdoors are OK for US products but Chinese products watch out

Huawei and ZTE get accused of having back doors but none have been found but they get barred from contracts.

Yet this US supplier proudly confirms back doors.

Why does the US Congress and those Australian numb-nuts get real?

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Brit mastermind of Anonymous PayPal attack gets 18 months' porridge

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Re: Well at least...

In the states they would be looking at decades as judges seek favours with big-money sources for their next election.

American justice - crime personified.

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Tech firms face massive tax bill if Dutch vote to end loopholes

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Low tech too: How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions

Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland.

< http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini >

I think they are all at it!

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The only good thing from the Netherland/Holland is ...

André (Léon Marie Nicolas) Rieu and his great orchestra!

If you ever visit Maastricht, watch out for Manoe Konings - she makes Maastricht unsafe by racing around on her motorcycle.

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Samsung set for compensation talks over staff death claims

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Unlike Apple subcontractor Foxconn ...

they didn't have to attach suicide nets to their factories to stop worker's extreme protests.

I wonder if Foxconn ever thought of putting railings and bars to stop workers launching themselves in the first place?

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Dotcom's Mega smacks back: Our crypto's not crap

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Losing their password would leave users not only unable to log into the service ...

but also unable to recover and decrypt any stored files.

You can hardly blame Dot Com for this, just as you wouldn't a locksmith when you lose your front door key.

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Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street

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The iThingies are as common as dirt ...

so where is the 'cachet' in owning one?

Ignoring the fact that the reported profit is an obscene 55%, which should be enough to put anyone off buying any product, these things are as common as dirt and little better than a Ford Model T.

Seeing your charts simply highlighted the fact,

I better understand the mentality behind one company who treats the loss of an iThingy more like the loss of a pencil than a valued piece of equipment. Even a 22-year old house guest never got too excited when she lost iThingy but it turned up a couple of days later.

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Dead Steve Jobs' patent war threat to Palm over 'no-hire pact'

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Why can't Jobs stay in his coffin like other people?

This bastard simply refuses to die, properly.

We all know what he was. But this is a family magazine (read by impressionable teenagers). It's a pity Edward Colligan didn't use an Android and tape the conversations.

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Australia puts digital frontier at heart of national security plan

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What we need is a good old fashioned ...

war game, except this pits one nations hackers against other nations hackers.

Anonymous could be asked to join, along with those smart Russian independents.

Then we would see who really are the Top Hackers. Hell they could even make a movie of this along the lines of Top Guns. Then all these loud mouths who keep on boasting their prowess can shut up.

The prizes could be a few thousands of dollars - in the case of governments donated to a charity in the winners country - and the targets can be anything. A great target for the US would be to find a message containing purported messages about using a 'percussive' device on board an airliner. And the proof would be as they ground flights all over.

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Spanish startup to ship first Mozilla-phones

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Spanish startup Geeksphone? Hope they are better than ...

their countrymen are, at making Tesco multi-meat hamburgers with wild-boar, donkeys, pork, horse and anything else lying around on the abattoir floor.

Perhaps they will find a market in Portugal or South America. Or sub-contract the deal to Chinese entrepreneurs when the Spanish economy picks up, and with it higher wages. Or they could repackage a Chinese product and wrap it a decent quality case.

If the likes of RIM is struggling, as well as Nokia-Windows, what hell dos it have?

People don't like buying potential orphans - what can a dead cell phone be used for?

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India gets paranoid about foreign tech

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US House Intelligence Committee - Written by and for CISCO

I wonder what India considers so secret? A few rustbucket diesel submarines and how to rape women and not get charged?

If you have ever worked in India you will know plagiarism exists everywhere - even, maybe more so, in government offices. Offset copies of learned books flourish.

Adopting the House Intelligence Committee is pretty pathetic, a very obvious ploy to circumvent World Trade Organisation rules, an effort led by the US government.

Don't believe me - check out the long running battle with the US over forest products that Canada won time and time again whilst the US deployed every dirty trick in the book.

So India's end run around the WTO doesn't benefit CISCO and likely Sai Systems, United Telecoms and ITI are simply knocking other companies designs.

Just think, the UK STILL sends money to India, as a developing nation. Bloody stupid.

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UK taxmen turn heat on tax-swerving big biz, hope to smoke out £1bn

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Here's another tax evader

How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions - Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK

Read all about it! < http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini >.

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Student claims code flaw spotting got him expelled from college

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Re: A coerced agreement has no validity - We have a problem Montreal (2)

The 403 Disease spreads.

http://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

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Re: A coerced agreement has no validity - We have a problem Montreal

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied is returned from Skytech - the sloppy software company.

Has Anonymous been busy?

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A coerced agreement has no validity

"He told me that I could go to jail for six to twelve months for what I had just done and if I didn't agree to meet with him and sign a non-disclosure agreement he was going to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and have me arrested. So I signed the agreement."

I bet this useless database company - SKYTECH / OMNIVOX - wouldn't have the balls to sue him, especially in Quebec where the provincial Supreme Court has a bit of a relaxed idea of life.

He should have been advised to get ILA (independent legal advice) by the allegedly blackmailing SKYTECH / OMNIVOX. Still, he still has the opportunity to tell the RCMP to whistle Dixie as he is not required to answer any questions asked of him - unlike the freedom hugging UK.

Let's hope ANONYMOUS does work the slime-buckets over well. Let's hope they also release the Social Insurance Numbers - which only have 5 lawful uses in Canada and cannot be used as a national identity number (even by the various governments of Canada).

Dawson College used to have a reputation for quality but now even their diplomas - churned out like a diploma mill - aren't printed on the best paper.

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Re: I would imagine...Canadians don't sue?

Get real, we take lessons from the USA every day AND our privacy protections are way, way better than the UK.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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... described by police as a "prolific, predatory sex offender"

The police are supposed to be investigators who offer their results of inquiries (if they can be believed) to a member of the judiciary, or an official inquiry/commission, and THEY make a finding and issue a decision.

With Saville it seems that all the normal procedures have been swept aside and the Plod have become investigators, judge and jury.

Whether the claims against Saville have been proven, or not, since the police have adopted a position against Saville, who has absolutely no one acting for him, their actions are to be questioned.

And why has it taken so long, by so many people, to find their voices? Surely one or two, or their parents, would have acted. It should also be born in mind that way back when Saville allegedly committed these assaults, "putting out" for favours was common.

Doesn't make it right but it surely changes the circumstances.

Chances are that the intended viewers, children, wouldn't even know who the character was supposed to represent, only these faux angry parents who love bitching about anything.

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‘Anonymous’ hacks Oz Uni’s email to protest bulk iPad buy

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Most likely an Apple marketing ploy with freebies and discounts

Many equipment and software builders has 'education' plans whereby they offer discounts to schools and students.

They should check the Uni's purchasing staff and the Presidents office, as well as their children, to see if they got free handouts.

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Re: What's the alternative? Aduio rcording and paper/pen

I have been to OEMs to get 'factory training' for equipment being sold into Canada by my then employer. In return for this 'vacation' I was expected to document the training I received.

I used both audio recordings and paper notes. Another fellow used a laptop.

On the way home his laptop got pinched but, seemingly my paper notes and audio recordings had no attraction for the thief(ves).

I love paper notes, with pencil writing, because not even a good soaking in water will obliterate them.

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US general: Beware of Iran's Revolutionary Cyber-Guard

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"responded to repeated computer virus attacks by rapidly improving its cyber-capabilities"

There the U.S. goes again, shooting itself in the foot.

Mr. OBL won so often/so long against the USA because he stuck to the basics. They should have withheld all their goodies until they went to war.

the US is also more vulnerable since they implemented so many systems and forgot to put a lock on the front door. Arrogant ignoramus.

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Google files patent for eyewear that SHOOTS LASERS

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Apple will along soon ...

filing a patent for the same thing BUT using the left eye.

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Microsoft to end Windows 8 discounts on January 31

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Win 9 is so bad ...

that the software copy shops in Ho Chi Minh City haven't sold ANY ... and it's only Dong30,000 - about USD$1.50 - a copy.

How embarrassing can that be?

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Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

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The one thing I like about the RT ...

are the many coloured cases.

Even YEO, ex-Minister, he of Pink Laptop fame (on expenses), would be satiated.

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Latest Java patch is not enough, warns US gov: Axe plugins NOW

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People should listen up to the US Government ...

they are the experts in leaky systems - they leak all over the place.

Maybe Manning had a virus on his machine?

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Bloke blasts Sprint for fingering his home as phone thieves' den

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Re: Attention all fanbois

Didn't Apple go hunting for one of it's waylaid beta units and insisting it was at a place, when it wasn't?

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Canada rejects US bid for Megaupload info, kind of

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Nice to know Canadian judgs are independent of conservative pols, even more so at the Supreme Court

The US Federal judges seem to be lackies for the Department of Justice, even though they have life tenure.

In Canada we have a different set of laws and a far less subservient bunch of judges. If the US DoJ ever works it's way up to the Canadian Supreme Court they will meet a bunch of totally independent Beaks who think nothing of voting down bad law.

Things might be getting interesting.

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Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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Who OWNS UK Patient Records

In Canada the doctor who actually writes the records owns the records BUT a patient has the right to demand unexpurgated copies (my doctor called me OBESE! in my records) of recors.

What is the status in the UK and CAN PATIENTS OPT OUT OF E-RECORDS?

These records hav a great financial worth when used by insurers - so what protection/encryption is being usd to keep Plod and Murdoch.

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Wanna really insult someone? Log off and yell it in the street - gov

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What about Speakers Corner?

Is that still good for anything that goes?

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China shoves Beidou intro tractors, trucks and buses

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"China shoves Beidou intro tractors, trucks and buses" - another unwarranted sensational headline

In the West so many forms of transport are equipped with GPS, including trains. ATMs use GPS for timing, as do TV networks.

There is little 'shoving' involved, at least no more than in other countries. Besides the GPS coverage is a little rough in parts of China and Tibet. Why not promote your own system?

Why are Western countries so possessive about technology? Can't have nuclear, but some can, Can't have this technology but some can. North Korea can't use rockets but everyone else can. These people forget that China makes most of the hardware these days and they are pretty hot on software, too.

We should acknowledge it was the generosity of the USA who gave us GPS and the wisdom of President Clinton who ordered the encryption removed. Just think how many companies, not withstanding what Romney claimed, have gained financially from this. In the UK, the USA and world-wide.

I have been fortunate to have visited China many times, both during Chairman Mao's not so successful rule until today and the progress is absolutely staggering and makes the West look less than successful.

We should welcome China's advances. A home designed and built system, launched with their own rockets - some things of which the UK is incapable of doing notwithstanding it's technological edge.

And Cameron wants to leave the EU. Get your immigration applications in now.

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@LaraG

Th 'free' country called the United Kingdom does a lot more transportation monitoring of it's citizens than China does.

Since the pneumatic brain-dead Plebs/Plods that inhabit ACPO decided to monitor the country they have wired up over 10,000 plate reading cameras and scanned over 20-million plates. All sitting there in Hendon and available for some people to view.

So before sounding off about the Chinese, go ask your MP who authorised these spy cameras.

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Amazon rainforest starts making phone calls

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so it can be hidden in the branches of a tree and automatically activated when the tree is felled

Usually the first thing loggers do when they fell a tree is to strip the branches off so they can get more logs (tree trunks) on to a truck.

Hope they have a better place to hide them!

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NASA snaps pics of China's 'Airpocalypse' pollution disaster

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BeiJing is not alone

The only reason BeiJing is in the new is because it is the capital.

There are so many cities that have excessive pollution it is easier to list those with the least pollution like NanNing, GuangXi Province; Lhasa, Tibet each with 50 PM10 mcg or the winner, HaiKou, HaiNan Island where the sea breezes blow free at 38 PM10 mcg but, in reality, should be way lower..

Mind you this is only the air, the rivers ar even worse even in healthy NanNing.

But by measuring the pollution, at least China is showing it cares (or has concerns).

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