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Mighty quake shook ENTIRE PLANET, broke tectonic plate

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Would cure a lot of the world's problems

California is huge, especially when compared to Delaware or Rhode Island, a 4-way split would make the whole mess far more manageable.

Or, if on the Indian/Pakistan border, it could split Kashmir apart from it's warring neighbours.

One problem, everyone, especially children, will have to learn new names for any additional continents formed.

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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Evening deliveries ... most people are in then.

Day deliveries are bound to disadvantage the two-people working families.

The P.O. could either have evening deliveries; or have a truck parked in a market square for pick-up..

In VietNam, if you include the addressees cell number behind their name, they will send them an SMS!

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Fuming fanbois flood 'flimsy iPhone 5 Wi-Fi' forum

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Apple is the one who claims it's perfect, that the sun rises and sets in it's nether end ...

And having created the expectation, they get to take the heat.

And Tim Cook can't walk on water, either.

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Steve Jobs backs Amazon from beyond grave in Apple trademark row

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Confused?

Not me, Everyone knows that Apple is a monopoly, unlike Amazon and Android/Google, and doesn't let lemmings, or sheep, roam wild..

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McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob

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McBarf's allegedly only uses the finest ingredients

Really?

Take a read of government hamburger meat specifications which permits amounts of faeces, hair, bone-chips, etc.

And they throw in veins, ears, lips, etc. - all beef, you know.

And good quality chocolate is supposed to have around 6% of bug parts in it.

Mmm, finger licking good?

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Now LG Display smacks Samsung with patent lawsuit over OLED

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The American game of stupidity spreads

Time for WIPO to step in and stop this nonsense.

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CPS grovels after leaking IDs of hundreds arrested during student riots

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Let's see how much the Information Commissioner’s Office ...

fines this bunch of turkeys.

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Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

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If, they added ...

external SD capability it might be interesting.

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Euro watchdog to charge Microsoft on web browser choice boob

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Surprised?

Microsoft was never thought to be a moral, straight company.

Even the name "Internet Explorer" was pinched.

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Samsung slaps swift patch over phone-wiping Galaxy S III vuln

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Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ...

How many companies respond that quickly with a patch? Well done, Samsung!

The other alternative is the Ostrich technique where a company denies it has a problem, such as with Antennagate. Less effective, but cheaper.

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Google in new Maps patent row - but not with Apple

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I am going to copyright my ....

MAC addresses and sue everyone who uses them under the US DCMA. Getting all my “DMCA takedown notices” ready.

Perhaps DECCA will dig out it's patents with respect to Decca Navigator technology, as well as HiFix, for it was big in circular radiation patterns, phases, etc.. They also were encoded with ID. That would shut Skyhook up.

Decca rises from the dead!

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Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

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Another Apple glue job

You have to wonder whether this is to stop people peeping inside as a glued carbon-fibre case might even prove a challenge to iFixit.

Nuts.

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Russia blocks Monsanto corn in GM study fallout

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Russia not the only one ...

as several countries in SE Asia have questioned the efficacy of RoundUp, including it's use on rice, which is very popular with humans and rats.

In fact, rats like it so much that they are caught and barbecued in the MeKong Delta, after the crop is collected, as they are so fat.

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UK air traffic controller lands 6,000-seater VDI on flashy Violin arrays

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"chosen a cloud approach to get itself a strategic platform for service optimisation"

Let's hope it is more reliable than iCloud.

There's enough flight delays already.

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NYPD: iPhone thefts rising ten times rate of other crimes

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This story smply illustrates ...

that thieves have as few brains as iP5 purchasers.

I hope that the find my crap program doesn't use Apple MAPS - they'll never find them!

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Philippines pinches nose, averts eyes, bans cybersex

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I guess the new president ...

thinks the pope is a good guy. The pope has no morals.

With a population of 94,852,030 (2011-Source: World Bank) and many of them in abject poverty, they are entitled to make money, even if it is satisfying the sexual desires of the West. I know no other country which exports such a high proportion of it's females - THAT is what is disgusting about the Phils Government.

Screw the pope, if he wants to financially support such countries, let him do so ... only thing is he has no money, it's been spent defending preachers charged with attacking children and paying the fines.

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Parental Controls?

I guess your system doesn't have parental controls! Just make sure you clear out your cache and do all the other necessary things to defeat Plod!

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UN agency didn't break North Korea tech embargo

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Once again, the US Vivid Imagination Working Overtime

The USA is always using international bodies to enforce it's policies, even if it is a failing policy.

They did it to VietNam as a result of their loss of face in losing the American War in VietNam. And the result? A country that is so self-sufficient, so resourceful, it can often do things more effectively using low-tech than high-tech. (Ever seen a ships propeller shaft turned in a manual lathe?)

Once again, the US is trying the finger in the dyke trick with North Korea. There are many countries who actually support North Korea (being an 'enemy' of the US is enough to achieve that). China is the world's manufacturing facility and China is a very big supporter of North Korea.

Even if ships don't want to be tracked entering N Korean waters, they drop ship in China and the goods go by rail.

Same with the US no-nukes (except for our friends) policy. Pakistan and India have them (and no inspections), Israeli got the materials from the USA (no inspections) and N Korea has enough to occupy it's neighbours.

I worked for a small company one of whose products included very high voltage, very high current switches that were designed as nuclear weapons triggers. Cute blue colour with lots of glass. They came in to the plant in high security vans, they were stared in the general stores, and they were carefully tracked.

But the company sure bought a lot more than it used; the surplus were shipped off to some mysterious destinations and to account for the missing units, sworn statements together with photographs were used to satisfy the US authorities. How many more operations are going on like that?

This policy is merely a small impediment that simply creates a market for those shady types who operate world wide, wheeling and dealing.

Computers are one of the easiest products to 'smuggle' since so many units are awash in today's world. It is likely there are far better computers in N Korea than this UN financed unit.

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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For Tom-Tom ...

South-east Asia and China barely exist.

Google has them completely covered.

Thank you, Google, and for being so current with things in Ho Chi Minh City.

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iPhone 5 'jailbroken' ... before most fanbois even have it

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So much for Apple software 'superiority'

You would have thought they figured out this by now, after seven years.

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iPhone 5 sales curbed by lack of smashable screens – report

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That is normal

Actually it isn't ... it's another cheap production short-cut.

Besides Apple claims their products are NOT normal ... that they are 'special' (at least in their minds). Obviously this heap bak is less than the experted Apple standard.

Return the junk - under the 30-day Money Back Warranty and say it's because of the heap back.

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Chip strip reveals 'handmade' Apple A6

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Compared to Apple MAPS APP ...

these are detailed and coherent.

Pity Apple can't emulate them in the satellite pix.

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Facebook shares drop 10%, trip NASDAQ 'circuit breaker'

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I'll tell my wife to hold the new wallpaper order ...

should be lots with FB printed on it soon.

And poor old Zuxker*ucker hasn't cashed his in yet! Poetic.

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iPhone 5 Lightning cables sticking in USB ports

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imagine having to sign up to the Apple forum just to be told to wiggle it

Show respect!

Remember we are talking of Lemmings Those furry creatures with strong legs who follow each other.

They are also known to sleep out every so often outside stores with pictures of nibbled fruit on the windows.

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WTF?

It **IS** an "Issue"

It's called Quality Control, something that is lacking in Apple ... witness their crappy MAPS app .... Quality Control.

They even check cars these days, before they leave the factory. Not Apple.

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The USB is IEEE Specced ... good enough?

Apple is usually the one at fault with connectors as it always want to "improve" things to make them incompatible (think USB charging with those couple of extra resistors).

Incompatibility means MONEY to Apple.

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Or perhaps people are just holding it wrong?

Sounds like another case of The Grip problem they experienced with a certain version of the phone.

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Apple and connectors ...

a fatal combination.

USB connectors, bashed out by the millions and Apple gets it wrong?

More likely they have another adapter to sell? Even better, a reversible one, so their favourite type of person can't plug it in backwards.

Baa, baa.

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Apple demands $707m more from Samsung

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Apple is running out of ...

revisions or 'upgrades'. and they won't be able to sustain their drip-drip annual upgrades and money-raking operations.

They have to fight the competition as Android & WinMob cell handsets will offer so much more variety, tailored more closely to peoples needs.

The Far East, for example. needs waterproof units and only Android has them (if you don't believe visit Singapore or the Indochina region in the rainy season) and dragging a Zip-lock bagged iFone out to use is so degrading.

Some people love to spend all their waking hours on social networks, and they have their socially enhanced handsets, others need more business oriented units.

What needs revamping is the US patent system so all these artificial blocks to progress are eliminated. They are considering rolling back auto patent lives so maybe this will spread to other areas of technology.

The Apple/Samsung trial was an aberration, the judge bent so many rules that another trial is warranted.

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NZ spooks acted unlawfully in Megaupload wiretap

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The New Zealand Government is ...

so unlike it's counterparts in other countries.

Their healthy legal attitude is to be recognised.

So many governments break the law in achieving their goals that law-breaking becomes the norm. Look at the USA and that piece of tattered litter called The Constitution, that much hallowed thing American children are taught about. Nearing the value of toilet paper now that all those sworn to uphold the words are busy passing laws that shred it still further.

The UK doesn't even have a Constitution and runs rampant over the rights of it's citizens.

Canada, but even more so New Zealand, have Constitutions that work and the judiciary that observe them.

The FBI is looking more stupid as the days go by. And Holder's US Justice Ministry can't even get service of documents straight!

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Microsoft issues emergency IE bug patch

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NOT a problem

We always delete Internet Explorer from our workstations.

It gives users piece of mind.

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Apple scrambled to hire iOS 6 maps engineers DAYS before launch

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COOK is a new word for Compromise

Jobs might have treated his employees like a maniacal fanatic but rarely would he compromise on quality.

The Don't squeeze phone obviously embarrassed him and a few heads were pushed.

This COOK guy has screwed up serially: first with Siri and now with this joke called maps. It's not as if Apple hasn't been purloining user location data. The satellite maps are crappy old black and white, low resolution junk. Russia sat ops are selling better quality sat pictures.

This fiasco shows just how good Google maps are.

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French Skyper freed after accidentally hacking bank's phone system

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In the USA he would be labelled a terrorist and worse

no doubt persuaded to plead guilty and gets off lightly with 50 years.

US Federal sentences don't get time off for good behavior, either.

At least France doesn't surrender it's own, unlike the UK.

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Latest iPhone hacked to blab all your secrets

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Aoole software doen't have bugs

These are unannounced, undocumented features - in this case for the US NSA so they can tap all iPhones without difficulty. Their motto is: Your secrets are ours.

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

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It's a Crap App

and was rushed to market.

Guess Apple needs to employ a screamer like Jobs to get the job done.

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Rome wasn't built in a day and ...

Apple has only been buying so-called mapping companies for three years.

Perhaps they should have stuck Beta on it and then everyone would be happy. Siri didn't work well, give Apple a few more years and they will get it right.

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'How I CRASHED my bank, stole PINs with a touch-tone phone'

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Ever forgot your PIN?

HSBC has a great system.

Computer logins have Forgotten Password? prompts. Well HSBC is just as handy.

If you know the card holders name (it's printed on the card!), access a convenient genealogy web site, ascertain the card owners date of birth and Mother's maiden name, then call Customer Service (the free 800 number is also on the card) .,, and Bingo!

Banks call it security.

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Forty Canadian birds BONKING against windows EVERY MINUTE

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WTF?

Imagine getting 'bonked' by a Canada Goose ...

could be fatal!

Big enough to take aircraft down. Remember the Airbus in the Hudson? Canada Geese were fingered In the Flight 1549 crash!

Tough birds.

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Users told: Get rid of Internet Explorer (again)

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... attack works on IE 7 through 9!

Another 'reason' for the UK government to keep on using IE6.

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Apple 'hasn't really run out of iPhone 5s AT ALL'

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No Nano Cards?

Giesecke & Devrient, Germany, have them ... if you are a carrier.

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iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

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Someone, somehwere will be broken hearted ...

when they turn on their little iPhone 5 and find their laser keyboard and holographic projector don't work, will take it back for 'repairs'..

That's the problem with promising the world and not delivering.

Still, there is always Samsung's Galaxy Beam with a built-in projector. That actually works. Maybe a keyboard later?

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Huawei, ZTE clash with US over national security

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US using security to fight imports

Consider: "And under Chinese law, ZTE and Huawei would likely be required to cooperate with any request by the Chinese government to use their systems or access for malicious purposes.”

along with

"And under US law, manufacturers would likely be required to cooperate with any request by the US Government to use their systems or access for malicious purposes.”

Tit for Tat. Obviously the US government is double-dealing as usual.

The US government requires back doors in all manner of equipment. Only Phil Zimmerman has guts enough to tell them to stuff it.

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Cambridge boffins: Chip and PIN cards CAN be cloned – here's how

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You mean to say the HSBC lied to it's customers?

'We've never claimed chip-and-PIN is 100 per cent secure is not the line of patter that a suit at my HSBC branch said

And now we have the (drum-roll) SecureKey which is garbage, doesn't work and has people changing accounts. You can't even read the squinty characters if you wear glasses and they even catch fire (doubles as a one time cigarette lighter).

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Australian tabloid decides to fight trolls ... with trolls

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It's simple. just ignore whatever

Some parents think the governments should ban / censor material / web sites they don't care for., just avoid them.

Someone calls you a name, the only way a name caller gets a rise is if you react. So don't react.

I moderate some and administer others, for a total of 41, chat rooms. I ignore all the barbs, threats, etc. and even the most dedicated give up after a while.

They should doing this with Twitter. We don't need any more nanny rules.

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Apple: Thanks for the iPhone 5s, China, now get to the BACK of the queue

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" ... register online the day before with their residence ID"

All this will do is to create an intermediate market where HongKong residents by the latest CrApple and sell it on to CN residents.

What of Foreigners in HongKong, they can't buy them either?

And people think Apple is smart?

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Apple Lightning adaptors reveal limitations

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Lightning Micro USB adaptor costs £15 ; 30-pin adaptor is £25 and the cabled version £30

Don't worry, there is undoubtedly a Chinese toolmaker busy carving up a block of metal so they can bash out imitations.

Nothing beats a connector that meets acceptable international standards.

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Foxconn to investigate iPhone 5 factory woes

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WTF?

So much for Apple's promises to ...

ensure humane working conditions.

Too many complaints for there not to be a valid reason for them.

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Pirate Bay co-founder named in probe into Logica, tax office hacks

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Re: Why didn't he do an Assange?

You obviously don't know Cambodia. International law doesn't mean too much when the US government is 'advising' the Cambodian government and given Biden's close relationship with the MPAA and RIAA. Cambodia is dependent on international charity.

Besides, Cambodian visas have to be renewed and, if refused, where could he go to - Thailand or VietNam?

Not ideal solutions. Of course he could have crossed into Thailand illegally, but his options would be just as bleak,

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Day-long outage 'not a hack,' claims GoDaddy

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Obviously ...

BigDaddy is not too big to fail.

Obviously they didn't think their PR line out too carefully.

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Anonymous doxes Cambodia after Pirate Bay arrest

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Cambodian IT Security? The US DEA & Australian Police have full access, unofficially

Whilst Cambodia is a great country, it is hardly a centre for technical excellence. Gets InterNet feeds through VietNam, who also donated a couple of TV transmitters.

Even cable TV is rough - on subscribers - with few experienced technicians to cover the whole country.

Not really a challenge for our friends at Anonymous.

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