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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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It wouldn't surprise me if that was indeed possible

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Lenovo posts an INCREASE in desktop PC and notebook sales

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It's not pointless if it's an actual factor in why they sell more computers than most others.

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Click on a Facebook ad on your mobe, then buy a thing on your PC ... Facebook remembers

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Re: How?

Tracking cookies.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow

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Re: Facebook

I'm not sure if you can remove the mentioned apps, but it should be fairly easy to deactivate them.

Then they won't show up in the apps list, and they will be prevented from starting, so apart from the storage space used, it's pretty much the same as removing them.

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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You are wrong.

Unless there is a prior agreement, the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo.

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Snowden is FREE to ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA, say officials

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The lawyer also dismissed an attempt by the US to have Snowden extradited back to America on spying charges, saying, "There has been no request which complies with international law."

I wouldn't call that a dismissal, though. When has the US ever made an effort to give requests in compliance with international law?

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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m = micro, µ = micro

Metric prefixes

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Wireless charging stretches the friendship by 45mm

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The S3 had wireless charging. You had to replace the battery cover with one that had an induction coil, but that wasn't difficult or expensive to do, and the phone had the necessary connectors wired up from the factory.

The same thing with the S4.

I do lob mine on the bedside table and wake up to a fully charged battery. No faffing around with usb cables.

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IEEE gets to work on 25G Ethernet MAC standards

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Re: obligatory

I wouldn't call that XKCD relevant in this case.

Setting a new standard to get higher speeds is a good thing. Setting a new standard because one doesn't like the numerous other standards is a bad thing.

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

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They could perhaps try to give customers what the want.

No, I don't mean that the media industries have to give it all away, but after Spotify was launched in the nordics, music piracy dropped to almost zero, since the legal alternative was easier than pirating.

This seems to be the experience if people try to go the legal route with movies and TV shows.

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Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!

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Re: @John H Woods

Yes, but it seems that females are unable to sexually assault. At least that's what society seems to think.

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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

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Ah, so that's why Debian pushed an update this week.

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Siri, did we just take a hit in that voice-recog patent fight?

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Apple was arguing that the patent was invalid for a number of reasons, including the novelty of the claim and lack of necessary technical features.

Isn't that a bit like the pot calling the kettle black?

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Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed'

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Small independent companies are refusing to sign new pro forma deals with Google, which has publicly said it will block their music videos from YouTube

Not really. Google has said they will block them from monetizing their videos, not from publishing them. I can see how this is a bad thing, but from what I've seen, the new deal that is offered is still better than the one they have today.

The main problem seems to be that the major labels have managed to secure a better deal than the indies.

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Xiaomi: Hidden Android dragon is growing fast, despite being unknown in the West

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The interesting thing is that this seemingly unknown handset maker is selling a lot more Android phones than the entire Windows Phone ecosystem does combined.

I found numbers indicating that Nokia sold 8.8m phones in Q3 2013 and 8.2m phones in Q4 2013, and that was 92% of all Windows Phone sales (source).

If one does a bit of rounding, this should put the combined sales of all Windows phones at around 10m per quarter.

Xiaomi seems to have sold 26.11 million phones combined in Q1 and Q2 2014, so one could reasonably assume they sell around 13m phones per quarter.

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Linux turns the crank on code for cars

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Re: With added Google?

Where does it say anything about Google?

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Indie labels: 5 reasons why we're hauling YouTube before Euro antitrust watchdog

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"Artists who labels refuse to sign would no longer be able to manage their YouTube channels."

That isn't actually completely true. They wouldn't be able to monetize their channels any more, but they would still be more than welcome to upload videos to their channel.

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EXPOSED: Massive mobile malware network used by cops globally

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Re: Firewalling cell phone data connections

Until you plugged in to an infected computer...

At least with android you have to enable third party sources _and_ enable developer mode before you can install apps via USB.

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Huawei Ascend P7: We review the PANORAMIC SELFIE smartphone

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Re: As an iPhone owner

Something Huawei added.

I'm pretty sure stock android has the same screen, with a slightly different layout.

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GoDaddy to try to GoPublic – again – with $100 million IPO

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Hopefully some "activist investor" can buy the company and sell it in parts.

The world would be a better place without GoDaddy.

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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I truly don't see why a streaming deal should contain cash advances?

Kudos to the big labels if they've managed to negotiate a deal with advances, but it doesn't make sense to me.

A streaming deal should be pay per volume, since that is what's fair for all participants, and the negotiation should normally be about how much should be paid per stream.

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Seedy hacker steals 1300 Monsanto client and staff records

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Re: Obvious

Being neither American nor at all clued-in on happenings in the agricultural world, could someone please explain the dislike of Monsanto?

This should be a nice place to begin.

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The iPhone of the future will know you BY YOUR EARS

KjetilS

There is nothing revolutionary about turning up the bass level

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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Unless your idea of a car has a binary switch controlling the brakes, then no.

More like a kill switch

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After the cyberpunks, prepare to fight a new wave of nasties

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A huge error in the article

It is believed the software, which did nothing other than change its icon from a shield with an ‘X’ to one with a tick mark, was put up for sale accidentally. Yet it still sold more than 30,000 copies and made plenty of money for its creators.

Google eventually decided to refund users who had paid for the app. It proved Google’s app-vetting policies weren’t keeping out even basic threats.

I disagree. The app wasn't malware, or even a threat to the user/OS in any way. It's not the app vettings job to check if any app does what it says on the tin, or is even useful.

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NASA stitches 3.2 gigapixel 'Global Selfie' mosaic

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Re: The location of the selfies ...

Miles? Yards? How much is that in square furlongs?

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Klingon and Maori roar into 'mutt's nuts' dictionary

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Raumkraut protested: "Hundens balla looks more like Swedish to me. Granted, I'm no expert at Norwegian idioms or the intricacies of the language, but in Norwegian it could be hundens baller/boller. Baller means balls, as in sport, and boller can mean anything round-ish.

I can clarify :)

"balla", if Norwegian, must be dialect. The correct written spelling is either "baller" or "ballar", depending on which written language you choose (we have two).

Baller does mean any kind of balls, both sports and others. Boller is the Norwegian word for bowls.

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Google Fiber says it's happy to let Netflix onto its 'fast lane' for free

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Re: Free Google Fast Lane?

Happy customers?

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MacBook Air 13-inch: If you squint hard enough, you'll see a lesser-spotted Apple Price Cut

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Re: So.. Basically You Are Saying

... what?

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TV body seeks attractive mobile operators for mutual action replays

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The trend is to move away from any sort of broadcast TV to streaming, where customers can choose what to view and when to view it. That works well* on mobile devices too, so I don't really see what problem this is supposed to fix.

*bandwidth permitting

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FCC eases rules for big telcos ahead of spectrum auction

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"The US Federal Communications Commission is being praised by large telcos following the introduction of new rules for the upcoming wireless spectrum auctions."

I haven't read the rules myself, but anything praised by the big telcos is usually bad for the consumer.

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Look out, FCC: R.E.M., Aerosmith, Jello Biafra, 57 others join net neutrality crusade

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Re: I wonder

Or people could try the Scandinavian model...

Telenor did try to push for bandwidth caps in the beginning of broadband, but that was swiftly abolished once it became clear that none of the consumers wanted anything to do with that, and neither did their competitors. So here we have net neutrality and no bandwidth caps.

It does cost a bit more per month, but nothing above what's reasonable. I pay around £30 per month for 17mbits (measured) speed over DSL.

You can get 60/60mbps (also measured) FTTP for around £60 per month.

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Re: Meh... - steam on linux

I'm testing Steam on Mint (don't like Ubuntu and Unity), and it works pretty much perfectly, right out of the box.

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FCC MUST protect net neutrality to preserve AMERICA, say Google et al

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The network upgrades are already paid for by the consumers, but the big ISPs want the content producers to pay for the same traffic yet again (ignoring the fact that the content producers must also pay to get their traffic onto the web in the first place).

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Norwegians trial Oculus Rift in tanks: The ultimate battlefield simulator

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TU a local TV station?

"local TV station tu.no", actually, no.

TU stands for Teknisk Ukeblad which can be loosely translated to "Technical Weekly" and is a weekly magazine for engineers.

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HALF of London has outdated Wi-Fi security, says roving World of War, er, BIKER

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I would imagine a large amount of unencrypted access points are "guest APs", where you log in with a username and password after connecting, or perhaps no authentication at all (by design).

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ZeniMax lobs sueball at Oculus, says space cowboy Carmack rustled its code

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"The proprietary technology and know-how Mr. Carmack developed when he was a ZeniMax employee, and used by Oculus, are owned by ZeniMax,"

So ZeniMax is now claiming ownership of Carmacks mind?

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DreamWorks CEO: Movie downloaders should pay by screen size

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Re: And you wonder why they posted a loss...

They post losses because they use Hollywood accounting. By any other standard, they're making more money than ever.

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

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Re: In case you can't find the download...

I am a native speaker of Norwegian, so Danish isn't too difficult for me.

I had a browse, and ended up here: http://gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/spil-her/

It seems like you need to use their servers if you want to browse the entire areas.

The link you found does allow you to download minecraft maps of Denmark, but only 10x10km chunks, not the whole thing. I wasn't able to find a "complete" download.

"Vi henviser derfor til Kortforsyningen , hvor det er muligt at downloade 10x10 km blokke til egen computer, og så gå på opdagelse der. "

Which roughly translates to "We wish to point to the Map Service (Link), where it is possible to download 10x10 km blocks to your own computer, (...)"

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New HDS array: It's a G1000 Jim, but not as we know it*

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Re: Lots of smartphones had hardware keyboards

I agreed with you up until "plus you don't waste half your screen for the keyboard". Yes you do. You use up space on the phone that could otherwise be used for a screen, and permanently instead of only when you *need* a keyboard.

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Judge halts spread of zombie Nortel patents to Texas in Google trial

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Florian? Is that you?

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...

I think the point being that your company could do that just as well without being tied to .NET or Windows.

Multi platform tools have been around for ages.

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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

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I would never accept an "invitation" from the US "justice" system, seeing as the prosecutor has a tendency to pile on charges until something sticks, even if (maybe especially if) you can prove you didn't do what they originally charged you with.

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: I'm not entirely opposed...

That sounds an awful lot like security through obscurity

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Re: It has its uses...

You might want to try mailinator

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FORCE gov.uk suppliers to stick to 'open data principles' – MPs

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Cue Microsoft shills explaining how this is bad for the economy, and will promote less competition, and will probably be bad for the children somehow.

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Daring danger-drone dives into VOLCANIC eruption – what happens next has to be seen

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Re: What is Error #2035 ?

Try disabling HTTPS Everywhere. El Reg videos doesn't play nice with that addon, for some reason

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Foxconn preps for Peak Apple with FIFTEEN THOUSAND new hires

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Re: All for Apple

Yes. Next question? :)

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Miscreant menaces Meetup, minuscule money mania mashed

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Re: It's easy enough

You're usually behind a NAT gateway when connected to a wifi connection, so all you need is for the local router to accept your MAC address, which it has no reason not to.

The ISP network only talks to the local router, which has a correct IP and MAC address.

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Fitbit fans: Want your Netflix to pause when you nod off? There's almost an app for that

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It can be disabled :)

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