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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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Smooth criminals spared the clink for hacking Sony's Jacko archive

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No free trip to the USA?

That's a pleasant change.

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Hooking offshore wind farms into UK grid will HIKE bills, MPs warn

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Only in Cameron's Britain

Elsewhere wind farms make money for investors AND reduce electricity costs.

Cameron looking after his friends again.

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Singapore allows pre-crime strikes against online crooks

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Singaporean government does not muck about when it comes to passing legislation.

Why the surprise? Singapore is a dictatorship in all but name.

Mentor minister, walking dead, LEE Kwan-Yew still runs the show. Has since day one.

He has a wet dream and in a couple of weeks a new law. A minister gets chewing gum on his shoe and, Bingo!, chewing gum is banned.

If an area of Singapore votes against LKY, suddenly there is a new urban renewal project with all the dissidents scattered to other parts of the island so no more anti-government votes.

All the telephone and communication systems are 'monitored' for quality - he doesn't need a GCHQ - it's part of the government. When the InterNet was put in every hard drive wa searched remotely to ensure that no one had 'hot' software. Domestic InterNet connections are subject to a form of Chinese Fire Wall where LEE imposes his thoughts on what is proper us of the InterNet. Commercial users get unlimited InterNet but they better ensure the right isn't abused - no porn, etc.

Newspapers and magazines are censored - those little holes in the imported papers are where the censors set to work.

Then LKY ended up with albino children which he public blamed his daughter-in-law for having 'bad genes'. She committed suicide. And his Ministry for Unmarried Women ... his attempt to marry off the surplus, ageing spinsters. Then there was the LKY theory or evolution. If a mother of children went to university, so can the children. If only the husband went - problems and difficulties getting into uni.

They even dug up all the grave yards and cremated all the remains then stuffed them in the walls of especially created high-rises. They then use the cleared land to build new high-rises ... for people.

They don't have farm animals in Singapore, that's a waste of resources. Pork, ironically, comes from a Muslim country - Indonesia.

The Computer Misuse Act is simply another way of controlling the population. No wonder so many Singaporeans buy one way tickets, emigrating to really free countries in the West.

The best things about Singapore are the low taxes/duties and the departure lounge in Changi Airport, hard by the Changi Jail.

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Now Microsoft 'actively investigates' Surface slab jailbreak tool

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Another MS ...

piece of super secure software.

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Anonymous hacks MIT websites after Aaron Swartz's death

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"the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice"

Right on.

R.I.P.

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YOUR Cisco VoIP phone is easily TAPPED, warns CompSci prof

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And CISCO generated the report about ...

Chinese manufacturers having back doors!

Get real, now we know it is a trade war.

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Apple raids Xerox YET AGAIN - for its chief beancounter

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Re: Apple has stolen so much ...

Lets not forget that the Xerox designs were all research that had been sat about in their R&D for decades.

So research has no value? And Apple doesn't have stuff sit around for ages?

No wonder you are so much of a coward to post as Anonymous uttering that Tosh.

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Apple has stolen so much ...

IP so learning of it starting to pinch staff is hardly surprising.

Must be better quality than some of Apple's staff, who simply get canned.

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Sorry for the censorship says Chinese chat service

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I'd rather have the Chinese listen ...

than Cameron's mob or Obamarama's NAS.

Must be frustrating for Homeland Security and the NAS to think the Chinese have masses of data they can't access like they do FB, Twit, etc.

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Reuters rubbishes report rubbishing cheap iPhone rumor

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"quoted him out of context,"

That's what politicians say when the get putting their feet in deep puddles of doo-doo, such as 'legitimate rape'.

Go with the earlier thought, it's likely nearer the truth. You remember what jobs said about the antennagate hassle - it was the LEDs!

Why believe Apple, they are in the business of selling illusions?

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Forget 3D: 13,000 UK homes still watch TV in black and white

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TV Licensing: Brain dead

My Mother had severe cataracts which effectively killed much of what she enjoyed visually, including TV.

So the idiot employees from TV Licensing came around and demanded she pay the fee. She said she had no TV to which they replied, recorded on a CCTV camera over the front door: "It doesn't matter, you still have to have a licence. Checking on people who say they have no TV is a waste of our time."

She never did pay and sure as hell, they were around the next year. A lawyer shut them up but their tracking van used to park outside the property from time to time.

No doubt the TV Licensing people think these people are cheating. Only cretins employed by TV Licensing would actually buy a new TV, especially since there is nothing but garbage on it.

The satellite channels are running endless repeats, the dog owned by Senior of OCC has been resuscitated, or has risen from the dead four times now - very poor program planning. The satellite channels have turned in to gun boosters where members of America's NRA can watch gun porn endlessly. No wonder they shoot school children.

Oh, and that BA pilot who was nearly sucked out of a window, he has done that trick 5 times, now.

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First Swedish Pirate Bay server displayed by Computing Museum

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Better watch out or the MPAA will be around ...

with the Swedish Plod to seize the offending evidence.

Pirate Bay - TPB - my favourite record and book store.

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Foxconn calls in the cops over supplier bribes claims

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Bribery? China? Way of life ... it's called 'tea money'

Everything in China is subject to potential bribery efforts.

The Taiwanese are no different, so where's the news?

How do you think the Chines bureaucracy accumulate so much wealth?

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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Cooking with Google: one of the simplest appliances possible ...

The Japanese invented the electric rice cooker, and Apple copied their safety connector. Cooking rice is not such an easy job.

Don't believe me?

Take a cup of rice, place in microwave proof dish, wash the dust off and leave about one-half inch of water above the rice. Cook for 10 minutes at 80% power.

Remove, stir rice, and leave standing. The rice will continue to 'cook; and absorb water for about 5 minutes.

Just think - all this is done automatically, by your 'simple' rice cooker. And it gets it perfect most every time!

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FCC to unleash unlicensed spectrum, relieve 'Wi-Fi traffic jam'

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An enlightened position that ...

out to be emulated by others, particularly in Europe.

The military like blocking out huge bands "in case" which then stand idle waiting for a conflict. Given that the frequencies are so high, these 'I want everything' types have to learn that sharing is the name of the game.

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Big Brother is prosecuting you: More cops to use court vid chats

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Why not just have video conference calls?

This continuing dilution of justice in the British judicial system is plain wrong.

The Defendant is entitled to FACE his accusers, in person. How can a defence team exercise their full range of talents in challenging the veracity of a witness?

People don't seem to remember why an accused appears in court during a pretrial period. It allows a Defendant to address the Court with minimal fear of retribution, particularly when a Defendant is held in pre-trial custody. Now we have video pre-trial appearances from within a custodial situation where a Defendant is surrounded by those he might complain about.

The Crown has always had excessive powers and since bLIAR these have increased to the detriment of what was known as British justice.

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UK armed forces could be 'fatally compromised’ by cyber attack

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HERE WE GET RIPPED AGAIN!

I seem to have heard this old tune so, so many times. They all have one thing in common - BIG MONEY.

All the now micro-sized military needs is a ruggedised cell-system connected to a satellite system fed from MoD. They don't need InterNet.

Costing around £200 per smartphone, a ruggedised Android device made in the UK. And GSM technology is tried and tested. The present (wo)man radio used by the Army costs around £8,000 EACH. Compared to the modern Android smartphone features, these £8,000 radio's are crippled. Base stations can be duplicated and placed in several 'hard' vehicles so if one gets knocked out, the rest carries the load.

And the American designed junk the UK bought was a fantastic failure. Even the US military are using smartphones for ground troops, now.

Unfortunately, the MoD doesn't want off the shelf, they have wet dreams about what they need. They want some friendly military contractor to dream up an expensive system, lots of parties and confabs and testing.

The trouble is that the MoD and the MPs are all besotted with buying big, so the UK will get ripped once again.

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Apple may debut low-cost iPhone for emerging markets in 2013

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@ Anonymous: Samsung sell an Android phone today and make very little (if anything)

Make very little? Samsung made USD$8-billion in the last quarter.

And, unlike the overpriced thing from Cupertino, Samsung owners don't have to buy Apps since they thoughtfully provide numerous, useful Apps.

I had to delete several, classy Apps from my Note 2 as I had no need for them. And I have an SD chip socket.

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Boffins hide messages in Skype ‘silence packets’

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The Answer: Silent Circle

Let them have a go a the latest Phil Zimmerman project. Keys, on the server, self-destruct in 24-hours. And no logging.

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FBI-wanted US bank hack suspect chills in Bangkok cooler

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@: Question: Heard the latest

The board of the Bank of America, rescued from bankruptcy by US Government, is meeting to consider suing said rescuer, as their former fearless leader is doing.

Mpral of the story: Let them go bankrupt!

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Another reason to avoid Thailand ...

All flight itineraries (passenger lists), regional and inter-continental, are copied to the USA. Part of the U.S. World Plod program, I guess.

Careful planning, using less popular airlines (and NOT international reservation systems such as Sabre or Galileo) can get you around the place.

Nick Leason, the world-famed banker discovered why not to use connecting flights, as did CHOY, Hon-Tim. Paying cash helps, too, as the FBI has the ability to get credit card activity posted live in any of it's offices.

And when planning your air jaunts, know the difference between connecting, code-share, direct and non-stop.

Singapore is another FBI honey-pot to be avoided.

Knowing the reputations of intermediate prison systems helps, too. Thailand's is notoriously bad.

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China throws 3G net over disputed island chain

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Chinese naval vessels have fired on Vietnamese fishing boats a few times ...

Actually it's far worse than that, Vietnamese have been killed on both fishing and government/military boats both around the Spratly/Paracells and in the northern part of Ha Long Bay.

The Chinese are a*reholes of the worst type.

Th Vietnamese Navy has 'tours' out there for people interested in seeing a few hardy souls, tending their gardens and fishing. They also have a weather station and the public power runs from 06.00-22.00H daily.

There is not too much love lost between VN and China, although the really Old Farts in Ha Noi make trips to BeiJing every 5 years.

VN has documentary and archaeological proof they were out there hundreds of years ago which, naturally, China rejects having proclaimed the whole of the South China Sea to be their territory.

Last time VietNam and China fought, in 1979, the Chinese invaded northern VN and lost 20,000 soldiers in 17 days. The Vietnamese loaded the dead in freight cars and pushed them north. During the Chinese withdrawal they blew up every significant bit of infrastructure including bridges and larger buildings. The Russians then befriended VN and the result was some of the ugliest buildings and bridges, etc. you have ever seen.

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Bob Dylan's new album is 'Copyright Extension Collection'

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No problem, my record supplier PirateBay has them up already

Seventy years is far too long, the copyright should cease when the author/artist dies.

I only buy really good stuff, on CD's or vinyl yet, and after I have checked it on download - too much Tosh put out by the recording companies.

As for Cliff Richards stuff, many far better artists out there. I liked Francis (Frank) Edward Ifield whose now 75 years old.

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