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ZeuS attacks mobiles in bank SMS bypass scam

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"liable to be in for all sorts of trouble"

Please explain what bank doesn't question the honesty / veracity / sanity of ANYONE questioning a banks security.

The banks programmers and web sites are invincible. Or hadn't you heard?

So says the HSBC who has has web site defamation before.

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Google ordered to pay out for automated defamation

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Mange le merde**, Frog

Just another troll trying to make money.

** Phrase used by Pierre Trudeau to striking postmen in 1984.

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Welsh hospitals to allow mobile use

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A pox on PatientLine

When my Mother was dying I tried calling the Patientline number at the hospital but could not get connected.

Eventually, I reached the nurses station for her ward only to be told she had died ... minutes earlier.

All incoming hospital calls should be free of charge and be sufficient to handle calls.

Patientline is yet another leach on society.

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US Navy says electric jet-flinger tech looking good

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Maglev: Devised by Americans; implimented by Germany and perfected by China

The Maglev principle was devised in the early 1900's by two Americans, Emile Bachelet and Robert Goddard. By the 1930's the challenge was being tackled by Hermann Kemper who demonstrated the use of magnetic fields to produce the advantages of trains with aircraft features.

For some odd reason, in 1968, Americans James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby were granted a patent for a magnetic levitation train but I guess Kemper was history by then.

Research and development programs have been conducted by Great Britain, Canada, Germany and Japan into Maglev technology.

German Maglev technology is now speeding passengers between ShangHai Airport and downtown and further installations are planned by China.

The US might realise huge savings by having China do the development of this launch device since it is, essentially, just a short run, high energy Maglev system.

The US Military/Industrial complex only knows how to build things at monstrous cost with not always successful conclusions.

Perhaps they could develope a gun using the same principle so the RN could shoot anything to hand as long as it fit a barrel. A very Green solution.

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HP purges Cisco gear from data centers

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Seems kind of petty ...

but given the way HP is being run these days, I guess anything is unlikely to cause surprise.

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Customers paying more and putting up with mobes for longer

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The American market is unlike others

This survey is applicable to a single market, may be even Canada but it/they are distinctly different to markets in other parts of the world.

In my country of residence we can buy a promo SIM. Every month I buy a promo SIM for £1.62, get £5.19 total credit, and then I add £5 onto it, and I can use unlimited InterNet on a USB GSM modem. Great deal!

I dupe the SIM and can use multiple devices although only one at a time (no concurrency). All our cell devices are unlocked at sale - it's the law!

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Apple escapes competition charges

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At least Jobs knows when to bend over

Slowly American business is learning the meaning of 'union' as interpreted in Europe.

It's good that the EU is making people play by it's rules and will no doubt be used as aa precedent in other 'unions' around the world.

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Anti-piracy lawyers' email database leaked after hack

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Maybe the big-mouthed lawyers partners will ...

convene a meeting to develope a new communications policy that circumvents provocative statements.

Guess this loser-lawyer failed the court hearing part of his course on how to induce juries and judges to buy his theory.

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Sharp outs little'n'large e-mag tablets

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Memory, interconnection & OS will determine the winner

Given that pads are minimalist computers the add-on memory capability, connectors and interconnection become increasingly important. Sound is a good accessory.

The OS will also be a determinant due to the App availability.

Don't buy yet, many more about to flood the market!

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Coders tip Google Android for eclipse of the Steve

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Apps will be the determinant

The company I work for has now been working on pad replacements for some existing Human Interface applications and iOS and Android pads were purchased.

Without a doubt the ability to create our own applications, and retain control of them, has persuaded us to follow the Android course.

Apples decision to govern what their pads can run means we cannot use our application unless: (a) it becomes public or (b) we jail-break Apple products.

Since we want to use standard off-the-shelf products our choices are being determined by manufacturer policies.

I believe, eventually, this and App availability will determine the dominating OS and, at present, that appears to favour Android.

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Sex Party proposes new classification system for Oz

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This interesting proposal deserves serious consideration

I always considered the connection between nakedness and sex crimes somewhat tenuous and that Blair and Browns criminalisation of viewing, storage, whatever was a step too far.

If viewing/ownership of pictures of naked bodies was illegal years ago most of those in private, fee-paying schools ('public' in British parlance) would be in jail. I remember dog-eared books of naked bodies doing the rounds in the dormitories when I was at Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire and most of the students turned out to be a fairly decent cross-section of society.

Pictures od child abuse in any form should, naturally fall outside the protection of the law but should NOT be linked to a sex offender claim.

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Moms stand firm against antenna madness

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This reminds me of the old Amateur Radio antenna arguement ...

in the States.

Since transmitters are licenced by the Federal government they are pretty tough to change as the senior government prevails over junior state and town legislation.. I think similar situations can be found in many countries.

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419ers take council for £100k

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I stopped believing in Scot's canniness with money when ...

Gordon Brown dumped British gold at a low market point. If he had waited a few months ... with gold at $1,300+ these days!

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Twitter joke appeal adjourned

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"Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough"

What a great idea! Ground zero should be that miserable bus station I used en route to/from Heathrow when I used it years ago.

Can I push the bomb release?

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Apple now world's second-largest company

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The pod connector ia NOT an international standard

Just because Apple makes a lot of pod connectors which are of relative poor quality does not make it a 'standard'.

A 'standard' connector, such as Molex type, D-connectors, the North American 25-pair telephone connector, etc. are royalty free. Apple milks anyone who uses their connectors.

Apple had a magnetic 'safety' connector which they copied from Japanese rice cooker manufacturers. The difference? The Japanese version worked for hundreds of millions of cookers whilst the Apple version had problems.

The 3-pin connector commonly found on the PSU's of PC power supplies was designed by HP who donated it's exclusivity to make a real standard connector found throughout the world.

'Standard' connectors have to meet stiff criteria which Apple products can't always meet. Witness their burned connectors.

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Facebook blames outage on internal config flaw

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A lot of people are happy not to have Facebook ...

in China,

Mongolia,

Tibet and VietNam!

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Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

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Where's the problem?

Any word in any dictionary on the date of a claim should fail automatically.

This would protect words like Exxon, Taligent, Enron easily whilst Jobs can have his iPod but not prevent anyone else incorporating the word 'pod' into their products.

The problem is unique to the American legal system and obviously requires updating.

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School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

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Guess the Plod doesn't like the competition

This guy was in the wrong business, he should have joined the Plod.

The problem with British justice is the 'justice' part - too many nobodies on the lowest echelons making appeal business for the higher courts. Too many judges accept evidence from the Plod without questioning it's validity.

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Tribunal orders DWP to release IT contract details

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Blair/Brown getting too close to favoured vendors

All government contracts should be published at the Request For Tender AND post award stages so that others can determine if the award was on merits or because of 'connections'.

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CIA used 'illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones'

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Two faced US Government defender of Hollywood rights used palgerised software

It is surprising that the biggest proponent of enhanced action against those distributing Hollywood films on-line is guilty of using copied/plagerised software.

Another example of US government hypocrisy.

The CIA was also a big player in bringing drugs north from Mexico whilst the DEA was busy fighting the trade. Some morals.

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Blockbuster winds itself into Chapter 11

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Another victim of the Digital Age?

Blockbuster didn't keep it's eye on the ball and follow technologies leading edge.Other outfits seized the opportunity whilst Blockbuster just watched it's market shrink.

Just imagine if more countries had streaming capability - their demise would have arrived earlier.

Mailed disks aren't really the answer, they can't satisfy 'spur of the moment' movie viewing.

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Vacuum-wielding thieves siphon €500,000 from store safes

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Who else but a Inspector Cluzot could ...

take this long to solve identical series of crimes.

They are not the only store using these air transport systems, either in Europe or North America.

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EU Parliament calls for pan-EU copyright law

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It will strike a blow against piracy and benefit authors and artists ...

He must be joking.

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No one needs Blu-ray, says Microsoft exec

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"We offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay."

This navel gazing MS type obviously live in BT's rural areas.

I like my movies to run in one continuous flow, not in short snatches interrupted by spinning thingies on my screen.

If I have to download I use PirateBay.

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SwiftKey offers alternative for Android typists

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I hate those auto-completions

As someone who uses technical languages as well as foreign languages, the damn auto complete is something that needs a DESELECT option.

Swype is a very effective application otherwise, though.

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Google's Microsoft browser outlives Wave nonsense

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I can't see anyone using ...

MS InterNet Browser when there are so many other, advanced browsers. It seems that MS is always playing the 'me too' game, duplicating winning features of competitive software.

I routinely use 4 browsers choosing the most appropriate one for my work needs and although I have tried IE on occasion, other browsers have always prevailed..

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US forces drop dead drug-poison killer mice from helicopters

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Should the plan prove successful translates as 'if'

Over the decades, nay centuries, man has transported flora and fauna to non-native habitats with deleterious effects.

Witness the unchecked invasion of North American waterways by Chinese Carp.

How do they know nothing untoward will happen this time? (Think Army Corp of Engineers, levees and Hurricane Katrina.)

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Google whacks Spanish TV station in court

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Poor old Berlio, another 'bad hair' / toupe day for him

Not only is he a failing star in bed, and his wife has left him, but now in the world of business he is failing.

Of course had this been Italy Berlio would have simply passed a law.

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Piracy threats lawyer mocks 4chan DDoS attack

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Not only a gutter bottom-feeding lawyer but dumb, too

Maybe ACS:Law should obtain a court order to force ISP's to reveal the identities of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) perpetrators.

I still haven't received a letter from these clowns after downloading for longer they have been on the job.

Hope he has many more attacks and that HIS ISP sends HIM a letter, terminating service.

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Über-zombie cookies give us the fear

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There must be a hack for these, any day soon

In reality these are detrimental to the adoption of HTML 5.

It's bad enough having to clear out Flash cookies. Maybe the Washington politicians could pass a bill ...

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Zuckerberg leapfrogs Jobs on Americans' rich list

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He might be rich, on paper but ....

it still doesn't change the fact that he is a prize jerk, and not even all the gold in Fort Knox would correct that.

P.S. Has that claim against The Jerk claiming an interest in FB ever been settled? He night have t share his money, yet!

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T-Mobile cuts off dope-finding text service

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Sure, T-mobile, pull the other one - it's got bells

The time-line of events puts the lie to T-Mobiles story.

At least we have all learned of Weed Maps < WeedMaps.com > and what it is about.

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AT&T chief: 'All your iPhone are belong to us'

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iPhone dumping AT&T could be a plus for AT&T

Since the Lemon 4 was released on to an unsuspecting public AT&T has taken a lot of flack for their network insufficiencies because the defects of the Lemon 4 only served to exacerbate the defects of AT&T.

Switching networks would likely reduce complaints about AT&T and Lemon 4.

Besides, since AT&T is offering Android, which doesn't have Lemon 4 weaknesses, AT&T will begin to look good again.

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Google data center links shot down by 'bored' riflemen

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North American hunters are intillegence challenged

Many jurisdictions in North America issue hunting permits/licences that are printed on high intensity, bright orange card or cloth that are required to be wordn by hunters.

You might think these would alert animals, fortunately, they are colour blind. The orange cards are intended to alert hunters that they are not alone.

Unfortunately every year hunters shoot other hunters despite the fact that no known animal has orange fur or feathers.

In Canada bored hunters shoot road signs. The most popular of these are the ones warning of moose which are posted to alert motorists of the areas of road where moose normally/habitually cross. A moose can easily destroy a vehicle, if hit: they are also of derailing a train.

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Steve Jobs in iPhone bitchslap to creationists, Tea Party

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Could it be the personality of Job's kidneys OEM are taking over?

Job's has always been a miserable bastard but his bitchiness seems to have reached new highs.

Could his donor's personality, memories or consciousness remain within the tissue of the new set of kidneys and have been passed on to the MOS (Miserable Old Sod)? See: < http://scienceray.com/philosophy-of-science/a-medical-mystery-transferred-organ-donor-consciousness/ >.

Further links: <http://www.google.ca/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=personality+of+organ+donor+transferred&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 >.

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Twitter plugs black-box website vuln

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"including the former prime minister's wife, Sarah Brown" How come?

Undoubtedly to her own, and everyone else's surprise, this woman is married to an InterNet expert.

Just roll over lady and give the object in bed with you a kick and then pop the question.

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Intel slips anti-theft tech into hardware to deter thieves

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Caution: Brain-dead Intel mouthpiece prattling

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Intel's prowess just get flushed down the toilet recently when Intel confirmed the wonderfully high-tech HDCP copy-protection had been cracked?

Why would this latest bit of Intel magic not fail, as well?

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Indiana judges dismiss girl's nipple exposure appeal

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Narrow minded Old Farts. Canada says different, eh!

Get this IN 1996 an Ontario Court said that bare women's breast are not breaking the law!

Good old square Ontario, Canada! (see: < http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/News-opinion-and-commentary/Topless-in-Ontario-women-exercise-the-right-to-expose-their-breasts.html >.)

Other interesting citations can be found: < http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=opera&hs=mhg&rls=en&&sa=X&ei=UpGYTLf2HIfuvQPut5ncDA&ved=0CBIQBSgA&q=bare+breasted+girl+in+ontario+lawful&spell=1 >.

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Belarusian extradited to US for one-stop ID theft site

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I always wonder in cases such as these ...

how many banks made accusatory suggestions against customers complaining about unauthorised withdrawals?

Bank employees refuse to accept bank security is weak!

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Thieves jam key-fob lock signals in mystery car thefts

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Why not just use the bloody key?

These lazy driver central locking systems typically use 315 MHz in North America and Japan, and 433.92 MHz in Europe with rolling encryption to enhance security.

If Hoodie wants to hang around pushing his key button, thereby preventing Intended Victim from locking his car, there is little Plod can do for, as with WiFi and garage door openers, these are essentially licence free, no complaining about interference, frequencies.

All the lazy driver need do is to activate his button in close proximity to the vehicle or, as in yesteryear, use the bloody mechanical key.

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Harrow flicks pirate thrown in slammer

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Judge John Anderson of Harrow Crown Court ....

your annual pass good for one year for two people valid at any Vue movie house is in the mail.

Free DVD's, too.

What a troll. (Is that a Class B offence - on his record for 35 years:)

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Orange outs budget Android 2.1 handset

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A minimalist smartphone for $99. Good Christmas deal.

Advantage Android!

Since manufacturers don't have to pay for software development, only the human interface, it means costs are substantially reduced. Given that so many million are using (and testing) the OS, reliability is improved.

Likely it will access to Google Apps which further enhances it's value. Great present for children at Christmas as they can use pocket money to buy time.

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Yahoo! 'owns several patents' on Google Instant

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Yahoo! owns "about five...broad" patents

Maybe too broad to sustain challenges.

I should have filed a patent for putting an electrical contact under keyboard keys.

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Prosecutor won't resign over lewd texts to 'hot' crime victim

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"You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize”

He never finished his sentence ... what sort of prize? Prize twit?

District Attorneys are usually elected into office - which is why they seem like members of political office. Let me be your DA because I lock rape artists up for life and fry murderers.

Wonder if he is married: there might be a couple of expensive cases on his horizon - one for divorce and the other for abuse.

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Florida cops left stoned stunned by pot-filled SUV

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"they were looking for a 5' 6" hispanic man in his 30s with tattoos ..."

Good luck, Florida being home to all of Castro's disillusioned citizens!

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

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Arrogance of Apple encapsulated and personified in an ignorant pig

Jobs idea of Customer Care is nothing. It personifies Apples attitude towards it's customers. F You!

Whether iPhans agree or not (please use the red box below) he told them to F Off when it came to fixing the Lemon 4 - he lied and never did fix all the problems.

Jobs could care less as long as the cash keeps on coming in. The Japanese called his bluff and he blinked. They got his number right on. There's a word for this - fraud.

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Europe pushes TV spectrum sell-off

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When you consider the RF technology people carry in their palms ...

it really boggles the mind.

Multi-wideband transmitters and receivers coexisting in close proximity, yet able to handle high-speed digital transmission.

Meanwhile, at your nearby airport, aircraft still rely on VHF-AM (amplitude modulation) whilst pilots tool around in multi-million people carriers.

As the Insane Posse Clowns sang in "Miracles" < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs > F--king Miracles!

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Taxman rejects 'lie detector' tech

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Modulated audio confuss these things

Ever heard of flutter on audio systems? Where a recorded note is modulated by a defect in the audio transmission system?

This 'vibrato' effect can come from telephone carrier systems, cell radio systems and by audio systems. The effect can be reproduced, to nullify the effectiveness of this 'magical' Israeli technology, by having a loud thumping pop 'music' in the background so you have to shout.

Some integrity and just another way of extracting funds from taxpayers into police budgets.

Feel free to sue, all this 'technology' depends on so many extraneous sources including the cooperation of the subject.

Imagine the late Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips") < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_(musician) > answering questions, monitored by this box of junk!

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Morgan Chase blames Oracle for online bank crash

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Could be a big interbank bill

Each weekday morning members of the clearing house to clear debits and credits between each and every bank at the start of the business day.

If a bank is late, for whatever reason, interest is incurred until settlement is made!

Poetic justice, the banks screw the retail customer as well as their own kind!

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Swedish Pirate Party suffers embarrassing general election flop

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So where ...

does this leave Wikileaks hosting in the parliament building?

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