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HSBC websites fell in DDoS attack last night, bank admits

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Re: I don't need no bloody DDoS, I've got a SecureKey which ...

@Vince

Why should a Customer have to adapt to a supplier?

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Re: I don't need no bloody DDoS, I've got a SecureKey which ...

I know what HSBC can do, mine was jumping from my home country to HongKong where our satellite service terminates/originates.. Of course their servers can handle more than one connection from customers but the fact is their so called 'security' doesn't, or at least didn't, allow changing IP connections which has annoyed many of their customers which isn't exactly 'service'.

They should accept that they, HSBC, have to adapt to customers not vice versa.

Merilee's quote was truncated.

Various HSBC sites have been hacked over the years, not DDoS, 2012 February; 2011 August; 2009 September.for example. No intelligent computer user would say they are impervious to any attack - ask the US government.

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I don't need no bloody DDoS, I've got a SecureKey which ...

has denied me access to my HSBC accounts for TEN WEEKS.

And to Merrelee D (Quality Assurance). in HSBC Vancouver who said: "Just for your information, our internet banking site has never been hacked or breached. Merrilee " Say again, Merrilee, I can't hear you!

Of course, HSBC boasts of all it's high tech chappies who cut your connection if your IP changes during banking. Unfortunately they haven't heard that Win 7 can handle more than one InterNet connection as can our server.

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Sacked British RIM staffers to get minimum legal payout

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We note that poutine is a Montreal specialty consisting of chips and gravy.

Your note s WRONG!

You forgot the cheese curds - makes a big difference.. And it's a rural Quebec dish.

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At least Canadian severance is ...

one week per year of service and 4% of the last years salary for vacation.

Dirty deal for Brits, especially from a Canadian company.

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Apple ordered to open its books on iPhone, iPad profits

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This Judge is all over the place

She screws both parties by limiting the evidence; she knocks Samsung's exhibits because they are too late.

Then she shafts Apple by delaying the Apple injunction to block Samsung sales until December - likely reducing iThingie sales.

Now she wants Apple to drop their pants and tell all their Fanbois just how much money they make?

Painful medicine.

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Newsweek succumbs to ad slippage, will kill print pub

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Tina Brown is losing it

Tina Brown, the editor, was supposed to rescue it but it has continued it's downward trajectory ever since.

Maybe she is too busy on her other projects like the Daily Beast.

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ZTE execs halve pay until profits return

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Setting an example for Fred the Shred and other Bankers everywhere

That the bankers would follow these examples.

Of course, (Sir) Fred Goodwin needed extra money to keep the bed warmer happy.

How is Susan Bor, still Senior VP of Talent Acquisition at SAP?

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Air China passenger arrested for in-flight phone abuse

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Minor charge and minor penalty

Chin, VietNam and some other countries have 'administrative' punishment and court punishment. They are the equivalent of a summary or minor charge OR a felony or serious charge.

He has the right to appeal the administrative punishment to a court.

In VietNam drug users are subject to 'administrative' punishment which an include confinement for months in former 're-education' camps where they are lectured on the evil of drugs.

Of course, in the US he would get to visit a court and most likely banged up for months, if not years.

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Huawei, ZTE probe showed no evidence of spying

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The US Government protecting CISCO

The US signed the WTO agreement and whenever it found it was incestuously screwing itself, it use Congressional inquiry after Congressional inquiry to delay things.

Canada has fine wood, grown n a cold climate, which makes for the finest products. So the US wood choppers bitch about losing their market to "unfair" competition from Canadian sources who get "Canadian government" subsidies.

The woodlands (forests) are Crown land and a timber company rents/leases a tract and pays the government an amount based upon wood chopped down.

So the American government imposes a temporary penalty tax Even though the US couldn't prove subsidies, repeated the process..

Eventually, after repeated findings of no subsidy, and repeated applications of 'temporary' tax a bilateral side agreement was signed. Now the Canadian government applies the very same tax before export and the Americans are happy.

Even with Canadian wood costing more, the US still bought the wood because it is simply better.

VietNam sells about USD$6,000,000 of our 'tiger' shrimp to the US annually. The sold far less food to VietNam because their food was substandard and they had foot and mouth, etc. The Vietnamese also had problems with ammonia being used during food processing, cows being fed on chicken remains, etc.

In fact the VN government ended up banning 'American beef'. To get the ban lifted the US government started imposing all sorts of restrictions, etc. They also told VN to use GM products (Franken food). Out comes the old bilateral agreement and the WTO gets bypassed again. (If you like US beef don't go reading < http://motherjones.com/ >!

Huawei and ZTE are simply going through the same process so the US can help CISCO. Paying off your Congressman makes for bigger profits.

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Map law could see China confiscate mobes at Customs

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Two children? How about ONE child and all extras USD$40,000 each?

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Re: Bleh.

Obviously you have never been to China.

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EFF warns of ACTA redux

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Where the hells Ottotwa?

We're used to less educated Americans getting it wrong, there's no excuse for the British.

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Study finds file sharers buy more music

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Try It and Buy It

My wife likes Andre Rieu style music, and we always download his latest concert recording to give it a quick listen and to see how many if the pieces are same-same.

If a new recording has 40-50% new material, she will buy the DVD/CD.

The reason we buy is because our home entertainment system (stereo) seems tp highlight the limitations of MP3 format music. If we didn't have the opportunity to 'scan' a performance, we wouldn't even buy a copy.

With pop music it seems that there are one or two good tracks and the rest garbage. I understand why some people might find downloading preferable.

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Leaked AT&T files show planned anti-piracy measures

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The futilty of it all

When did Napster start? June of 1999? PirateBay, et al, still as busy as ever.

Just upgraded the InterNet feed to my SaiGon condominium to a new 35 Megabit fibre optic feed. Fifty dollars installation fee and thirty-seven dollars a month unlimited. They even tossed in IP TV, free. Had to buy a couple of humongous hard dives to handle the loads.

Just like having a pipeline to the Hollywood film vaults! Up yours, Weinstein!

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NURSES' natural DESIRES to be SATISFIED, by technology

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NHS and Technology ... Never Works

You would have thought by now the government would accept that the NHS and technology don't work.

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Protestors target Google over that video

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If visitors or immigrants can't accept the culture and habits of a country ...

they should go home, or at least to another country.

Funny how they exercise the British right to complain - which many can't do in Muslim countries - about another British right.

Many Brits will even let them draw pictures of JC or even tear up the Bible, as long as they clean up the mess. So what's so special about Mo?

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NZ government network leaking data like a sieve

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They must be using the ultra reliable ...

Cisco equipment ... made in China, just like Huawei and ZTE.

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Successful launch readies Galileo satellites for test

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Re: Sub-metre accuracy

You can get sub-metre accuracy using GPS, a reference receiver and a regular GPS receiver.

These additional systems will allow accuracy-cross checking at less cost - no reference receivers.

Garmin will have no excuse to show our main north-south VN highway as being 15 kilometres out to sea.

And UK trains should be operate even more reliably and increase their on-time accuracy.

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Why? ... accuracy of unencrypted GPS so troops could use ... civilian receivers more effectively

Bill Clinton signed the order relaxing of SA to boost the civilian applications / uses of GPS. The military prefers it's overly complex versions, custom made at great cost, and the US military uses a supplementary GPS navigation system.

The encryption is for use in time of conflict, what's the point n assisting an enemy?

There are now, or soon will be, Chinese, European, Russian and US systems. And freedom of choice.

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Fukushima operator feared shutdown if risks revealed

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How many more Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plants exist around the world?

When you consider just how many of these nuclear devices are situated near potential problem areas and / or high population centres it seems many are positioned to cause severe problems.

The States has 67 civilian owned reactors and the military has a whole bunch more, Russia has 42 working units, Korea has around 19 working units; India has 18, Canada has 16 with being repaired, China 14, UK has 7, etc.

The Japanese disaster came at a propitious time for VietNam, as it is plans to build a total of 13 new nuclear plants (the first unit was in 1960 built with US help in Da Lat). At least it can re-examine it's plans to see if they need up grading in view of Fukushima

Russia and Japan are signed for construction in VietNam, with Korea expected to join later. The Chinese are building a 'large' complex at Fangchenggang, near the Chinese-Vietnamese border, which will feed in to VietNam..

The question facing all users: What to do with the waste?

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Swiss photographer sues Apple for pilfering her eyeball

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IP Theft = Apples SOP

Hope they have to pay big time or, possibly, claim they had permission ... after a little Photoshopping on the authorisation.

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Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways

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Apple stealing IP? Again? Slow learners

This is just the latest in a long line of purloining by Apple and MS. It's about time victims starting kneeing these thieves where it hurts most.

Good for Swiss Railways.

As for the term "Gnomes of Zurich". I think you should be using the term "Gnomes of Singapore" as more and more Europeans avoid Switzerland as their Piggy Bank now that the US, and a few other countries, have disclosure agreements with the country.

Singapore is more independent than Switzerland and has a political dictatorship (LEE Kwan Yew is still pulling a few levers of power) and given it's key position in transportation is more unlikely to bend to the wishes of the USA.

An indication of it's affiliations is that it keeps it time synchronised with that of BeiJing which can mess with Traveller's minds.

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Microsoft sues Google directly in German Maps-on-Moto lawsuit

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So, if MS wins, make THE Map App a free downloadable

I think what really lies behind this is market share or, at least, MS lack of share.

Balmer is having a rough of late, what with a pay cut, etc. And his latest idea of an iOS rentable computer might not be the greatest idea, techies like freedom.

I won't authorise the purchase of any equipment, of any type, that ties me to a single source supplier.

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Apple to drop chip-baking partnership with Samsung?

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It always pays ...

to have alternate suppliers / sources around.

Ask the military, it's how they avoid getting their testicles squeezed at quotation time.

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Jimmy Wales: It was Wikipedia that ended the evil of SOPA

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Jimmy Wales, getting it regualrly must be affecting his brain

The guy's full of effluent. It was a multisite team effort.

Back to bed, Wales.

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Take away bad drivers' mobile phones, they still crash their cars

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Living in VietNam I get too see some of the worst, most incompetent drivers anywhere. Lanes, lights and signs mean nothing, just roadside bling.

Where else do drivers take a 'glide path' profile to a turn, winging through opposing traffic. You don't check turn indicators, you check tire direction. When turning right, the VN driver frequently overtakes the vehicle in front and then take a sharp turn across the other vehicles bows.

Taxis are of the opinion that a signal gives them right of way, regardless of the fact another vehicle is within an intersection.

The ultimate indicator of a cultures ability to drive is whether there are any professional race drivers from that culture. The are very few drivers of either hinese or Vietnamese origin.

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'Mapsgate' fails to dislocate iPhone 5 demand

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Why the surprise?

Fanbois bought the Antennagate version of the handset knowing that it was defective.

They are so desperate to fondle the latest offering, with the unique tactile feedback of scratched aluminium. Most manufacturers finish their product to a smooth finish which, I guess, can be boring to some. Could be they are also into S & M or self-abuse. Or ribbed condoms.

Crappy Map App is a nothing, it's the feel that makes their days.

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Samsung shoots Galaxy S III with shrink ray, unveils 4in Mini

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I think prefer the 0.8 inch extra, and my Canadian tailor

The additional goodies found in the SIII (Org) far out way the perceived benefits.

Still, this demonstrates that the Android stable of handsets far outweighs the Cuperino competition, in size, function and even ruggedness.

In fact, it seems that Samsung is stuffing almost everything into it's products whereas Apple users have to pay 30% tithings to by more apps just to make their favourite squeeze functional.

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UK.gov tries to close site giving home addresses of badger cull figures

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Just whi does DEFRA think it is ... the USA?

Only the USA trots all over the place downing web sites in ex parte applications.

Why does DEFRA think that it is has equal powers?

The list distributors should have sent it to Wikileaks or a Bittorrent site and then see what they can do.

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World+Dog hails 50th birthday of the LED

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Every time I switch my Kymco motorsccooters headlight on ...

I marvel at the thought that all this bright white light is from a 60 watt LED.

Now I know who to thank for all mt reduced electricity bills at home, too.

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Foxconn: Worker who lost half his brain in accident must leave hospital

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"... only once their disability is assessed and graded by a panel of medical experts ..."

If the hospital; removed half this poor guys brain, what sort of "medical expert" does it take to figure this guy's quality of life is down the toilet.

THIS is the price that Chinese workers pay so the CrApple owners can masturbate their scratched up phones. Hell of a price to pay. Wouldn't happen at Foxconn plant in TaiWan.

Foxconn and Apple - totally amoral.

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PGP founder's mobile privacy app goes live

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Re: "Lawful" is the keyword here

The USA does not recognise any law, or The Constitution, other than a law written by the current administration.

Perhaps the unemployed SEALS are going to do guard duty on the servers.

At least this project has creds with Zimmerman on board.

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Canada: We'll boot 'security risk' firms from gov network bid race

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Harper - copy of Cameron with strange American-like accent

This Harper panders to Americans which is why Canada is acting like a mouse, again.

What we need is a new Trudeau, he told the Americans where to go. Unfortunately his sole surviving son is too young to repeat the act. Yet.

So Canada buys overpriced Cisco equipment ... made in China.

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Judge goes postal on Kim Dotcom extradition appeal

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Re: If the alleged offences were alleged to have been committed outside the US

Even Britain has extra-territorial laws ... witness the child diddler Gary Glad who was deported from Cambodia AND VietNam and then faced legal action in the UK.

I'm all for knocking these perverts down (ever seen a picture of some old white letch holding the hand of a girl who height barely makes it to his belt level - lives in in the memory) but this fad is spreading.

The US is by far the worst offender.

We need more countries like France, and, now, New Zealand who protect their citizens and their rights. There are too many a*sewipes of countries like Australia, Britain, Canada, et.c, who bend their laws and help the US get the people. Once in the US they are in the Let's Make a Deal system - 100 years if you plead not guilty, 5 for guilty.

The Canadian Supreme Court has slapped down that government on breaches - the US simply declines to hear them.

Of course, Britain doesn't have a tangible Constitution - better for the pols.

We should all be grateful for the stand taken by the Prime Minister of New Zealand in acknowledging the wrongs, and for the courts of that country for denying the enforcement authorities use of illegally obtained warrants. Wouldn't happen in the Us of A with it's nothing of a Constitution which all officials there pledge, hand over heart, to uphold and protect. What a joke.

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Apple Maps too good for Taiwanese military

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Burred satellite pix pointless ...

as high resolution pictures can be bought, as Apple did, from sources on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.

I've seen pix of the armed White House roof floating around, as well as some high res of the UK which were subsequently knocked down in detail.

The Greeks still have laws that make it an offence for Foreigners to possess detailed maps of the country, introduced decades ago, yet there is a Greek publishing house selling pictures of most anything Hellenic. I located it by following the Copyright notice.

If anyone wants a high res picture of the Island of Kithnos, in the Milos island chain ....

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ZTE slams Congress spying claims, doubles down on sales ban

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... truth that most networking equipment is manufactured in China anyway ...

The futility of the U.S.Congress is highlighted again.

This is not about security, it's the U.S.doing an end run around WTO rules and regulations as they have done to other countries. They can't operate on a level playing field.

But they screwed themselves. Companies wanting to up their profits ship their assembly and manufacturing operations to China. The Chinese are no dummies, so they 'borrow' the American technology, and improve it, then sell it back to the US as a competing product. Actually, the Chinese government is now demanding IP transfers / licencing.

Since American imports exceed exports their trade surplus. it drains the treasury. So the Treasury issue bonds, the Chinese fearing a loss of their main market, buy the bonds.

Now the Chinese have US technology, production, and the control of debt. It's called holding all the cards.

And the US thinks it is the greatest? Dumb b*stards. End of the American empire.

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Natwest's Get Cash app pulled, but NOTHING to do with frauds

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The difference bewteen the Natwest CashApp and the HSBC SecureKey

is that with NatWest it works and the SecureKey is just crap that is good for generating random numbers for use in games of chance.

I'll have to take the SecureKey to Grosvenor Victoria Casino or Crockfords and see if works there.

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That horrendous iPhone empurplement - you're holding it wrong

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I didn't find an Apple patent on this unique camera technique?

Apple patents the most inane things around, much of it prior art.

Yet in searching AppPat there is not one thing about eliminating the purple rage by cupping their mobe in their hands or just holding it the wrong way.

Another undocumented feature, perhaps?

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Cisco drops ZTE after claims of sanction-busting Iran sales

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According to an FBI affidavit, ...

Ashley Yablon, general counsel of ZTE USA, said he saw senior ZTE executives ...

Since when do people accept FBI anything on face value other than prosecutors and judges?

No doubt Ashley is line for USA alien status and after 5 years, and manufacturing more tails, he will get a new passport.

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10 million iPad minis to 'outshine' their big brother this quarter

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Always assuming that ...

the Chinese sweat labour doesn't get antsy and strike, revolt or leap out of the windows.

I wonder in the Chinese workers could make by leaking the manufacturing details to the Western press?

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Bing is the most heavily poisoned search engine, study says

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Bing which is letting internet users down

No kidding?

Mind you MS is like a child compared to the wizened, wise Google. And the results show it.

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Crazed Microsoft robot accuses BBC kids' channel of Win8 piracy

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We host copies of MS software ...

on one of our web sites. We keep them ether so employees can re-install software when travelling.

For some reason MS thinks the DCMA applies outside the continental USA.

Love those threatening letters.

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Only buy Huawei or ZTE if you like being SPIED ON - US politicos

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Americans protecting America from American greed

Just the American government fighting off the competition, such a wonderful upholder of the WTO trade agreements. NOT

What are they going to use instead? Made in China Cisco products? They need to get real, the greedy Western companies sold out IP rights and handed them to Chinese manufacturers in return for the opportunity to reap outrageous profits.

Look at Apple. It couldn't get Americans to assemble iCrap, only Asian skills can.

The US government uses commercial blackmail to promote American products. Don't buy GM seeds, or we'll block your food product shipments.

Buy Chinese aircraft and you'll have trouble getting FCC approval.

Look at the rare earth industry. The US had the world's nuts in it's hands and the the automobile company that owned it sold the outfit to China. Now the US has lost control it is using every 'diplomatic' to lever the Chinese into selling it more.

Guess they will have to wait for the Japanese to dig up more in northern VietNam before things improve.

The US doesn't like it when they are on the wrong side of a problem. Too bad, they are so of the asleep at the wheel.

The US has an employment problem. And whose fault is that - the Romney types who sold the American jobs to China so he could make more money.

And on and on.

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IT shops boycott Bangalore strike

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Anyone who has visited India ...

would winder on what basis they call the fluid flowing in river beds 'water'.

They wash in the rivers, defecate in the rivers and, as a parting gift, they throw dead bodies and cremation ashes in the river.

Maybe that is the source of 'India Ink'?

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Last time I heard ...

@Anonymous Coward

Tamils inhabited, or at least used to until they were exterminated, Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon.

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Man charged over alleged April Jones Facebook trolling

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Freedom of speach means the good, the bad and the evil.

Bl oody Plod enforcing the Nanny state, again.

Far better, and cheaper, to request posts in extreme bad taste be discretely removed by the social web site and the Username deleted.

The results are the same but the free publicity for the poster is removed.

Of course this particular dummy should have used his brain and created a new Username at an InterNet cafe and he would have a Sunday at home.

This very much like the blow the airport up incident, he chose the wrong target (Heathrow was better) and all that legal claptrap that followed.

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Don't panic, but UK faces BLACKOUTS BY 2015

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Words of ignorance

@James Pickett

"Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the Government would "consider carefully the implications" of the report, and publish a formal response before the end of the year."

Last week, Ed Davey was reported as saying that it was nothing to worry about and that there was still a 4% 'cushion' ...".

A very, very, stupid man. I livid through a 5-day North American power outage and it was hell, especially considering Canada's system was and the fault lay in the States!

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Am I serious?

Dead serious.

When I visit countries in the West I practice what I preach and those locals think it is 'excessive'. The first power outage makes people believers.

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In Ho Chi Minh a few thousand ...

small generators are nothing compared to 4,000,000+ motorcycles.

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