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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Booth babes

At most US shows the booth babes are actually more use.

They are usually hard working actors/models/waitresses who will explain that they don't work there and will try and find somebody who does. The actual employees, even if sober and not hungover, have been sent to a show in Vegas/SF as a reward for selling the most units that month in Podunk.

Even if they could give a damn about your question they are slightly less qualified to answer it than the half naked women body-painted with the corporate logo.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

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Re: Fascinating

Australia has the right idea - put the politicians in jail, it's simpler and safer for everyone.

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Re: Re. "may"

The police banned an Iraqi born doctor from taking AS level chemistry to re-qualify in Britain because of concerns the information might be useful to terrorists.

Presumably German BMW engineers visiting the new Mini plant aren't allowed to see any details of the car in case they learn how to build tanks.

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re: What's the problem?

Youtube is an American company

1,The Met's oyster card doesn't go that far

2, American have a Constitution with guarantees of freedom of speech and all sorts of other 'age of enlightenment' improvements.

3, Criticism of America "may" itself be a terrorism offence.

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My big reveal as macro-economics analyst: It's a load of COBBLERS

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Re: And then there is politics and plain old greed

Greed is the only bit of macro-economics that works - the problem is that the rest of it is politics.

Economists make announcements based on ideology - that's why economics is not a science.

Werner von Bran (not a lefty) and Sergei Korolev (hero of the soviet union) make a rocket engine in the same way, but ask an economist if 2% inflation is bad and it depends on which political religion they are.

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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Re: Almost, not quite

An assistant would also be under a "work for hire" contract.

Otherwise the camera operator would own the copyright for each Holywood movie

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Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

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Re: What do we want from Coders?

>Seriously, WTF is a phase diagram?

It shows the range of temperatures and pressure at which beer and tea both exist in a drinkable form.

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>But these figures are about the ridiculous ICT GCSE. That's all about using computer software.

So a more accurate headline would be:

"The top-bracket young Word users/secretaries of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS"

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: Manufactured story

(g) is an Irish person

Revision (updated July 2005) - for "Irish" read "Muslim"

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Re: I am not urging some change in the law - I ask one question.

But you thought those shots of laser guided bombs hitting buildings were cool though?

Kill one person and it's disgusting evil video, carpet bomb a jungle killing 1000s and it's the background to a pop video.

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Re: "unless we did something else to arouse suspicion"

Or, according to one Snowden leak, read the Linux Journal

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Re: Two girls and a cup

But an allied general shooting a Vietnamese prisoner in the side of the head is an iconic moment?

Does it come down to which side is getting killed ? So Watching "Das Boot" is a war crime

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Re: sadly not "available at WalMart" here either

Rocket motors aren't explosive - unless you are very unlucky - they are deflagration.

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I believe experimental rocketry is well supported in Germany, you just have to point the rockets north-west and not care "where they come down"

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Re: **** the European badge

Isn't the point of Europe that you can't have little local laws (like only French cars being allowed in France) anymore ?

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Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

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Re: "[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."

Nobody makes fun of him because we know he IS a Bond villain.

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Re: "[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."

>Since when has George Soros been associated with espionage activities?

Bill Gates is now a good guy, Maxwell is dead and nobody can take the idea of Beardie Branson as a Bond villain seriously so he's all that's left

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Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please

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Re: Why?

> gotta love communist engineering.

How are we getting into space these days?

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Why?

Dedicated ebook reader = cheap, charge lasts months, can read in sunlight

Phone = have one anyway, always with you, keep it charged, But small screen can't read in sunlight

Tablet = already own one or buy $50 cheap slow 7" one. But poor battery, can't read in sunlight

Dedicated ebook tablet = expensive, don't already own one, poor battery, don't always carry it, can't read in sunlight. Why am I buying this?

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Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser

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Re: Useful as a backup

Careful - somebody in dear old blighty just got nicked for doing that sort of thing.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/07/london_cops_close_down_site_arrest_suspect/

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Mini has problems with some Javascript, the "accept our terms" page on the network here won't work on mini.

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Re: Legality ?

That's why lawyers would advise you to write to the owners of all websites requestign permission to access the site and read each page.

You can find the address of the company on the web site

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Hear ye, young cyber warriors of the realm: GCHQ wants you

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Not quite http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/19/huawei_cybersecurity_centre/

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Need a green traffic light all the way home? Easy with insecure street signals, say researchers

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Re: Why the different standards?

To unbolt a stop sign I have to visit your town and be visible on the street by the stop sign with a spanner for a significant time.

To do this attack on all and any city in america I just need to be one of a billion anonymous people sitting at a computer in a country on the other side of the Pacific.

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Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

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Re: Good idea if they don't mess it up

Tricky not to mess up though.

If it's exclusive and hard to get, nobody has heard of it, employers don't demand it, so nobody gets it.

If it becomes too popular, people don't respect it, so good employees don't bother doing it.

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The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND

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Re: Nubile young women lusting...

I'm available, but it's going to take some photoshop work to make my "rack" look anything other than fat and hairy

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Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media

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Re: Run away!

And you are posting this on a social media/networking site aimed largely at old fart computer geeks ?

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Re: And the point is?

Remember the Steven Lawrence case, where after the police got a wrist slap they sent undercover agents to befriend the family of the victim in the hope of digging some dirt to get revenge after the enquiry?

Might have made somebody a little touchy

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Re: Shocker

Given that the disciplinary punishment for shooting a suspect while in custody is generally not being allowed to choose the chocolate biscuit with you tea for a week - the dismissals are a bit of a shock

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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Re: Call me cynical...

Thefts of more than x100quid get counted as major thefts in their statistics

So they halve the number of burglaries by diligent policing but a 1000 people get their iPhone nicked and the local paper runs a story about 1000% increase in major crime and the Chief Constable feels embarrassed down the lodge.

Stop people nicking phones and it doesn't matter how many burglaries there are - your stats go down.

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Re: hello? hi, hello, is that tech support?

0000? that's the sort of password an idiot would have on their luggage (or their nukes)

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Tor-rorists get sneaky Aphex Twin album peek in dance guru hypegasm

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In my day

Serious bands with real lyrical and musical ability didn't go in for these sort of publicity stunts.

They just released an inflatable pig from a powerstation

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TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button

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Re: Interesting terminology...

They were doing our corporate video last week on a Canon 5D

They still shout "cut"

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Malaria - the world's most popular disease

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Cargo truck crammed with garbage explodes IN SPAAAAACE

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Re: low reynolds number...

The issue is that you can't drop something from the ISS to earth.

The ISS is in orbit doing 7km/s 'sideways' if you drop something it is also doing 7km/s sideways.

Everything going 7km/s sideways is going to stay in the same orbit.

If you want it to go down you need to reduce its sideways-speed

You could just halt yourself and then fall gently (assuming you had a parachute) but to do this you need to get rid of the 7km/s. One way to do this is to have an engine capable of reaching 7km/s the other way. However a moments thought will realise that this is the same size as the rocket that it took to do the original 7km/s - which you would have to carry with you.

This is the reason for doing the spectacular "re-entry", it is to use the Earth's atmosphere to burn off that extra speed rather than carry the fuel and engines needed

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The real question

Do they have to separate recyclables and organics into different coloured spacecraft?

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Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

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Re: Aww that's just unlucky

They both use the same password - F***OBAMA

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Re: Dragone

Would dragons be repatriated to an independent Scotland?

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Re: I think it's best to err on the side of caution...

If it's the aircraft carriers that can't have a catapult to launch planes and can't land VTOL ones - we have all heard it.

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Re: Haha, amusing yes..

Another clever trick is to release the FOI data to everyone - I mean you can't have too much openness and transparency can you?

This means that a real investigative journalist that spends time tracking down a story and finding out what information to request, is then scooped by red-tops running out a quick story of the scandal - before the detailed story can be written.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Re: Why?

>Why does this need to connect with the car systems?

Tricky to show the information from the dash without asking the car for it.

>just cut out all the other crap.

Like speed, engine warning lights, fuel ?

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>So how is this different from BMW incorporating a HUD i

This doesn't automatically award points for each red light you run and each Audi you overtake.

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Re: So many things to consider.

>Neither do they have the potential for a facebook app to interface with their HUDs.

Not yet, but for $WTF million each on a F35 you expect some options package

And they need to recruit a new generation of younger recruits

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Know what Ferguson city needs right now? It's not Anonymous doxing random people

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Re: In Amerika

The obvious answer is to call in an airstrike

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US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo

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Re: Not all supercomputers are created equal

But if you were trying to find which of 1024 cups had chicken feed under it - then 1024 chickens are probably more effective than a single elephant

- Brought to you by the department of pointless analogies

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Intel teams up with rap chap 50 Cent on heartbeat headphones

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Re: Apple paid 3 Billion for just a brand of regular headphones. LOL

Apple paid 3Bn for an online music catalogue that had a much better deal with certain record companies than they could get. And a whole new segment of the music buying market that thought Apple was too white, middle aged and middle class

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Uber alles.. NOT: Berlin bans taxi ride app over 'safety' fears

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Re: Uber banned in Berlin

Berlin spends half its money promoting the city as the startup capital of europe.

And then warn that next year they might kick in your door if they decide that your blogging app qualifies you as a broadcaster and there is a 250K Eur fine for being an unlicensed TV network.

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