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It's official: LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm is PANTS

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Angel

The whole thing

is gloriously, wonderfully daft!

It makes life worth living!

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Re: Bom bom bomb!

That only works if the probabilities are dependant in some way which they weren't.

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NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies

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Devil

Easy

Satellite phone with a data plan.

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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THat episode wasn't about the plot

But about the characters and this bit was to knock people out of their groove which it did.

Also if you watched the bit after that the important part about the veil came out. A bit metaphysical but nicely done.

If you missed it then tough.

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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The keyboard is mightier than the idiot

Shows them up for what they are - rabid.

Good to see satire is alive and well.

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Renegade NSA, GCHQ spies help fix Tor vulns, claims project boss

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Not so much NCIS

as Abbot and Costello.

These places are nothing like they are portrayed on TV.

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FCC not quite sold on Comcast TWC gobble

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Comcast literally abuse their customers - and CS staff.

Now who is spending money lobbying politicians so they can do it to more people?

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Echopraxia scores 'diamond cutter' on the sci-fi hardness scale

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Not where I would expect a book review

but very enjoyable, particularly because of the the involvement by readers here.

Many thanks El Reg!

I have ordered Ancillary Justice - if you don't try you never know if you like it.

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Buzzwords

I've read books where someone keeps throwing things in to sound knowledgeable then put the book down.The Coriolis effect is always there so why would people be thinking about it like that?

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Unhappy

I must be getting old

I can remember when football was about sport

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Spooks, cops, say Oz metadata push is for consistency, not data grab

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Mushroom

Out of their depth

The PM demands an answer, doesn't care if it is right or what it will cost someone else.

Add people given the job who are completely out of their depth plus I have to wonder about how Irvine got that job - a good intelligence officer wouldn't spout crap like that.

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Europe: Apple could NOT care less about kids' in-app cash sprees

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Shocked

OK, I'm not.

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Devil

Aliens?

They have better sense than bother with the kind of people who think aliens would bother.

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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A nice piece of op ed

But frankly rubbish.

You are going on about one demographic and using that to push a point of view.

It is mostly listing equipment which is pointless.

There will always be different market segments yet you are trying to ram one down everyone's throat.

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Revealed: SECRET DNA TEST SCANDAL at UN IP agency

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So, the Swiss police

Are at the beck and call of anyone?

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It's alive! Space hackers fire up zombie Sun probe's engines

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The right stuff

Then and now.

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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What ARE you on?

This is a rant about MP3s on one hand and idiotic audiophiles on the other.

In fact you mix them up in the same sentence.

Good audio is lossless - either PCM or with lossless compression.

As for "10 per cent of a CD" do you mean 1.6 bits/sample or are you discussing frequency? Is this with dithering?

"carpenters don’t know how to do that" is just patronising. I suggest you visit Kef and find out what happens in the real world.

"Only IT will break the sound barrier"? IT look after PCs, server and networks. To lump all the specialities involved in creating sound systems under that is just plain insulting.

Err.. materials science for example?

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NHS slammed for MAJOR data blunders as scale of patient info sell-off is revealed

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This is why I opt out every time.

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Apple wheels out sueball cannon, again

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Apple a legal company?

Yes but not a moral one.

Well, it saves dealing with things like innovation.

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The Internet of Things helps insurance firms reward, punish

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Devil

A standard port you say...

So a standard port with a standard protocol.

I see a market for an in-line item that 'corrects' the data going to the spy box.

That can be removed if needed of course.

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Titsup Russian rocket EXPLODES, destroys $275m telly satellite

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SpaceX

They are choosing a good path - build up business with a reputation for reliability.

Keep on with long term projects of course but I don't think they need to overreach.

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Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

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Re: A fool and his money are easily parted.

This reminds me of a competition between myself and another engineer to find the worst spoof audiophile product.

The problem is that we found spoofs then people wanted to buy them!

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Delicately put

"Their expertise in porcine aerodynamics is unparalleled"

I remember when I was first traumatised by directional speaker cable. Fortunately for others there wasn't a chainsaw to hand.

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Vladimir Putin says internet is a 'CIA project'

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Joke

In Russia...

Rabies catches Putin.

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Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

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Pot

Kettle.

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

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Gathering dust

That's the image I have Apple now.

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Reg probe bombshell: How we HACKED mobile voicemail without a PIN

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Phew

Glad I'm on Vodafone.

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

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5 seconds

One click during the system configuration procedure that will be done remotely.

I have to agree with David Austin's point about supplying to non technical users though.

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Github cofounder resigns after clearance in sex-harass probe

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Not cleared

Simply not found guilty.

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'Maybe I'll go to Hell, but I think it's a good thing' says plastic Liberator gunsmith Cody Wilson

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Crypto

Anyone who sticks 'crypto' at the beginning of a word sounds like a 15 year old who wants to impress a girl at school.

Of course, given the failure rate on them he won't take any responsibility for deaths or injuries amongst users. But that is the usual cowardice of these people.

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Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES

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Class action

No, not by Apple but from people who are wrong stopped from using items they own.

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NBN Co to government: 'unchain us'

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Facepalm

Eh?

NBN? TPG?

What?

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

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Silicon roundabout at its' err... best?

Usual entitled self indulgents think they are above the law.

Frankly if you indulge in Bitcons you deserve to get Bit.

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Micron plumps STACKED SILICON BEAUTY with SerDes

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Reaching the limit?

I don't think anyone has a realistic plan to go below 10nm for general semis in the near future.

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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Going to launch from

Ukraine?

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Yeah, there could be a problem

Russia's economy is collapsing, albeit slowly, because of the massive corruption.

I mean on a scale larger than the economy of many other countries.

In 10-15 years they are going to start needing economic aid.

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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Bullies

That is Apple these days.

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Boffins power wearable tech with body static

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Mushroom

Petrol stations, anywhere with a gas leak

See the icon

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Microsoft slaps LTE mobe broadband into Surface 2 slabs (Yeah, take that, iPad)

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Re: If it's not unlocked, I'm not interested

The AT&T mention is about approval nothing more.

The modem is suitable for all networks.

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Hey, MoJ, we're not your Buddi: Brit firm abandons 'frustrating' crim-tagging contract

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Not a surprise

Yes, from the same civil service that brought you the NHS IT cockup (and the one before), Universal Credit which cost nearly quarter of a million per registered user and more!

Oddly enough there are consultants on all of these projects getting (if I remember correctly) £3,000 a day! The same ones again and again.

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Java or .NET bod in the Midlands? Congrats - you've got a DOUBLE DIGIT payrise

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Re: Undesirable?

Manchester or London?

London is good to visit but to live? No way!

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You’re a LIAR and a CHEAT... la-la-la, I can't hear your lawyers

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Good article

Plus well done for sticking with it.

Yes, I believe they could be guilty under British law. I wait with baited breath.

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

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Other customers?

You know, such as military vehicles which have been using this for years.

'whole world's supply'?

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EU network tech boss: Europe to take the lead on 5G (thanks, Huawei)

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What 5G?

it's 2014 and 4G isn't rolled out yet, nor have many of it's features like voice.

Yes, voice still has to go over 3G.

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

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Please checked your facts

1. 'spent' not 'spendt'.

2. Freeview Connect has been in the Freeview specifications for three years that I know of and by definition is open to all manufacturers.

There are fees for access to documents and test suites from the DTG but these are reasonable.

There is no manufacturer exclusivity.

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

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Russia doesn't need Bitcons

Want a currency that is falling, is used in large for a black economy?

The Ruble is here.

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Would you trust it?

Currency that isn't backed by anything, no security standards and no comeback e.g. bitcoin traders that disappear (if they even really existed).

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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Oh to hack that

It won't take long, you only need to distract them for a couple of seconds.

Too much automation makes people vulnerable.

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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No objective

If you aren't clear about what it is to do how can you make a choice?

It seems to be about trying this or trying that.

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HP to hire 400 people in Oz 'innovation centre'

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Cost

Given wages levels in Australia I have my doubts about this in the long term.

In the short term there are grants and software is portable.

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