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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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The only perjury part is that you must be the copyright owner (or their representative) for the work you are claiming is copied. It isn't perjury to claim that the wrong thing is a copy - you simpyl allege that they copied it and it's upto the courts to decide.

So it is naughty for me to claim to represent the Beatles, it isn't for the Beatles' record company to demand that Das Boot be removed as it is a copy of the yellow submarine.

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China 'upgrades' Great Firewall. Oh SNAP! There goes VPN access

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But it is necessary to protect the freedom of expression of chinese satirical newspapers - David Cameron said so.

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Apple's Beats, Google, and Sony hammered with unpaid royalty claim

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Sony

So Sony of the "$25,000 per song downloaded hunting down of kids" is now going to be sued for $25,000 * 10,000s of songs * 1,000,000s of downloads.

Someone should call Alanis Morissette

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Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email

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Re: Sad, and not good enough

But presumably the account the money is being sent to isn't quite so easily spoofed.

If it is too difficult to trace where money from scams like this is being sent, then presumably it's also too much effort to trace money being sent to terrorists by the same method?

(Like the money that I'm supposed to send to fund terrorism everytime I watch a pirate VHS)

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Re: This is sad.

Because a public information film would actually concentrate on not-accessing the web sites. Especially since a new UK bill has made an awful lot of soft porn web sites now illegal.

It bombards people with "you wouldn't steal a car" ads on DVDs and dire FBI warnings and official statements how video downloads fund terrorism.

All this makes it rather more likely that if you received an email noting that you had watched copyright content on youtube you would soon feel the long arm of the law.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

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Re: Warranty is key indicator

I would probably recommend that most consumers don't try and cram 45* 7200rpm drives into a singe case

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Facebook worth more than Portugal? Hell, it's worth a LOT more than THAT

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Re: Congrats to Tim...@YAAC

Everyone commits criminal activity. The person most recently illegally killed by the NYPD was selling individual cigarattes on the street - hardly a clear and present danger to the people of NY.

Suppose the same broken window had applied on Wall St. Everyone over claiming a home-office deduction, putting more than 3 meals a day on expenses when travelling or claiming mileage for a visit to a client starting from home instead of from the office - had been arrested, subsequently lost their job and possibly been chocked to death. then there might have been a different opinion on it's "success"

It might also have reduced the level of financial crimes. After all if you claim tax back on a coffee you might be willing to rig the libor rate!

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Re: Congrats to Tim...

Some did, the ones who owned windows. For others whose only interaction with the police was continually being hassled since childhood for minor events it has created an attitude which now requires the police to buy armed personnel carriers to carry out community policing in many communities.

Of course the "no broken windows" attitude to economic/white collar crime did prevent Enron, Madoff and the financial meltdown

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Notorious skin-flick master Max Hardcore goes limp over namesake dot-com

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Interesting precedent

So if wikileaks was convicted of something in the US the govt could seize the domain?

Or Greenpeace or Al-Jazeera, or eatwisconsincheese, any other group that are "a threat to democracy"

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Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

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Re: but when...?

You going to launch a bear with you ?

That's pretty impressive - unless it's just a playmobil bear

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Give ALL the EU access to Netflix, says Vince Cable

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Re: Politicians

It's eminently practical and easily achieved using existing laws.

Try telling the Germans that you can only use French cars in France and see how far you get with the Eu commision.

If you want to use the single market to pay corporation tax in Ireland, VAT in Luxemburg and not have to apply for a business visa to visit each customer then you also don't get to discriminate by country

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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GDP is income per year

Market cap is maximum total value in a hypothetical world where you could sell all the stock and the punters would buy it all without the price falling

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Snowden doc leak 'confirms' China stole F-35 data

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Re: Colour me shocked

The canadians are buying it aswel although they are in trouble after somebody discovered the govt classified the cost increase as Top Secret and left the original cost in the budge for "National Security Reasons"

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Re: F-35 eh?

There is one story of Star Wars told by Thatcher (a scientist of sorts)

There was a briefing which said they had achieved a power of 10^6W (or something) in a test but they needed 10^15W to shoot down a missile

Excellent, nearly half way there - was the response from the US politicos. Presumably not a mistake President Carter would have made.

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Re: This is probably very bad..

Aren't merc now built in Arkansas or somewhere chosen solely for its lack of automotive unions and its "Totally Fscked Region" tax breaks?

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There is always a possibility that the entire program was a ploy to make the Chinese waste money stealing and then building it? Rather like the USSR and the space shuttle

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Re: This is probably very bad..

And so having defeated a technologically superior enemy weapon system by mass producing a cheaper simpler system the US military learned from Germany's error and concentrated on making smaller number of ever more complex and expensive advanced weapon systems ?

Or as somebody (probably a Marine general) said - the USAF will be defeated when the one single ultimate invisible hypersonic stealth fighter which constitutes the entire air force is destroyed when a hanger roof collapses.

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Re: This is probably very bad..

So either we will be able to buy Chinese knock-offs for 10% of the price and so the Royal Navy will actually be able to have aeroplanes on its new carriers.

Or the Chinese will end up with a fighter than can't take off without melting the deck, can't land without dumping all its fuel and weapons, can't fire it's cannon, needs 3years maintenance everytime somebody turns it on and costs 5x what it was supposed to.

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SFO: 'Insufficient evidence' for conviction over HP-Autonomy deal

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Re: Dear HP

To be fair it is HP. Even when they paid top dollar for gold plated gold they still fscked it up.

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Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

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Re: meh

Does it have to be a pupil they are directly teaching ?

I taught at the same university when my wife returned to do a PhD - does that make me a perv ?

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

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Re: Sky surveys

The thing about lumps of cold rock are that they are black, And the thing about space, the colour of space, your basic space colour, is black. So how are you supposed to see them?

And a whole generation of el' reg readers are now too young to get this

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'It's NOT FAIR!' yell RICH KIDS ... and that's a GOOD THING

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Re: Unexplained detail

Because the experiment is a little more complex.

Charles has paid $100,000 to go to Harvard to do economics and in front of all his class mates who he will be working with for the rest of his career and in front of the prof who is grading his assignments and writing the reference letters to the merchant bank who will hire him ...... is offered $100 (of imaginary pretend money) .

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Re: Question:

Strangely enough when you ask economics students (who know the "correct" answer) to play imaginary economics games with imaginary money in economics lectures in front of their prof - you get a different behavior than with real money and real people.

How much would you bet on a game of roulette that paid out 1:39 ?

In economics theory you would pay an infinite amount to play the game - in reality would you sell your house and borrow all you could from loan sharks to play ?

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Re: Great article but ...

Of course - why else are the eggs in the dairy section ?

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German iron meets Monaco's highlands: Audi A1 review

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Re: Beeuugghhh

If you don't drive a BMW how do you measure yourself against other golfers ?

By height....

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Re: So how much MPG do you get?

Can't see it making it over here.

Now that gas is under $1/L people are queuing up to buy new bigger cars.

Ford F150s are now selling above list price, with a waiting list.

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Ski MOUNT DOOM or take top coffee to the beach? Your choice

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Re: Best place I've visited

Looked at moving to NZ about 10years ago. They were running a big Move to NZ drive but it was totally aimed at getting Kiwis to go home - it was full of the "cultural fit" type euphemisms that seemed like the Keep Australia White campaigns in the 50s

The real problem with NZ is that it's such a small population that it's hard for a couple to get a job in the same city. Not much point emigrating if you get a programming job in Wellington and your wife is offered a teaching job in Auckland.

Ended up in Vancouver which is basically New Zealand friendliness+scenery with cultural diversity and the US near enough to go shopping.

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'Our AI systems must do what we want them to do'

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re: EVERY SINGLE PERSON

It's not EVERY SINGLE PERSON - 650 of them are legally exempt.

Including 5 members of an organisation totally separate from, and with no possible links to, the IRA

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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Re: It works at the circus

Would you need Will E Coyote to hold the net ?

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IIRC it uses fuel as the hydraulic fluid

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Lazy FTSE 350 firms think lawyers can fight off cyber-security worries

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Re: insurance

Insurance is often the correct response for unlikely and unpredictable events.

You could spend X millions on securing your systems and still be hit OR your could find an insurer that will pay the Y million you lose if a one in Z million event happens and charge you a little more than Y/Z for taking the bet.

What would you suggest? The company fires everybody not directly involved in security - since any spending on anything other than security is obviously not "doing all they can"

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

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Re: No, you can't

>By your reasoning murder, rape and child molestation would be legal, because some people commit those acts despite their being laws against them.

No it's like making a new law specifically banning sending a kidnap ransom demand by email and requiring a box to be ticked on every email stating that this isn't a ransom demand.

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The trouble is we won't know until somebody is prosecuted, goes to court and a precedence is set.

So unless you want that person to be you it's best to just steer clear of selling software if you are Canadian.

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Re: No, you can't

By clicking the Download now button you consented.

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Excellent news

Why the only thing that could spoil this would be if websites or software were ever produced and controlled by people outside of the country.

But I'm sure the government is working on ways to prevent that

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Spavined RadioShack to file for bankruptcy next month – report

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Re: Bye-bye

A long and heartfelt employees tale http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories

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Microsoft snubs Codeplex, moves big projects to GitHub

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re: Have you actually used TFS?

TFS does do a brilliant job of not being VSS

visualstudio.com though is a disaster. Half the TFS features dont' work and the other half tell you to use the admin console to perform them - which would be handy if MSFT posted the admin password for visualstudio.com

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NSA: SO SORRY we backed that borked crypto even after you spotted the backdoor

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Re: The NSA has no real standing on helping secure anything

Because the NSA's other major role is to advise its client - the US government and its armed forces.

Telling the chiefs of staff that the codes they use to protect their troops are faulty, you knew they were faulty or deliberately made them faulty in order to spy on facebook - is likely to get a response a little stronger than 'regrettable'

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Re: Good I say.

Except the government gets to pick who they enforce them against.

Have a law against wearing socks in public, everyone ignores it - until you want to arrest somebody.

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Don't use Charlie Hebdo to justify Big Brother data-slurp – Data protection MEP

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Re: Saying we should bomb $MiddleEasternCountry in retaliatiopn

So nobody else sees any irony in the same government prosecuting a UKIP voter for saying "kill all X" and then dropping some munitions on a wedding party in county X in order to secure votes from UKIP in an upcoming election?

In one case somebody is offended that a racist is racist, in the other some kids get a cluster bomb up them. One is bad, the other isn't.

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>In what possible way could sharing the data on aircraft passengers have helped thwart the Charlie Hebdo killings?

Because it would have set a precendent for checks on road and rail links and requiring internal passports to travel to different regions. Then Paris could be kept for nice white French people and the Pieds Noir kept to the south - although without the confederate flags.

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Re: Saying we should bomb $MiddleEasternCountry in retaliatiopn

Wasn't there a famous response by a C19 politician to a Prussian request that Marx and his supporters be arrested for calling for the end of monarchy - "In Britain there is no offense in calling for the death of kings so long as no actual act is planned"

It should be perfectly reasonable to stand up on a street corner and say you want to kill XYZ as long as you aren't actually planning an attack.

Otherwise we have the ridiculous case in UK law where it is legal to defame a religous group but not an ethnic one, and we have a series of legal precedents which declare Jews and Sikhs to be a racial groups and therefore protected but muslims and hindus to be religous groups and therefore not subject to race relations laws.

Or the even more ridiculousness US laws which make some groups a protected minority and others not. So it is an offense to attack gays (protected) but not transgender (not covered in the act)

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re: those Germans

Odd that Europe would be a more open, free-er, fairer place if they were in charge.

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

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Re: Entrapment

What if you are actually into News of the World reporters - what do you do now ?

A friend of mine has a thing for 40 year old FBI agents - but everyone she meets online turns out to secretly be an underage girl.

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Re: professional standards

North Yorkshire police are safe - sheep can't type

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MAINFRAMES are SO NOT DEAD: IBM's launched a new one

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Re: Nice angles

"Incredibles voice" No rounded-corners....

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