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Pakistan's YouTube ban may end after Google removes anti-Muslim vid

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Re: Setting precedence

I suspect the case would be overturned on appeal once Hollywood wakes up.

Google had to pull the video after a court ruled that an actress in it had the right to go back on their contract because the video was an anti-Islam rant, not the movie that was described in the pitch.

So any extra in Life Of Brian could claim they thought they were making a christian movie about JC and get Life of Brian pulled. Or an extra in LotR could get it pulled because it didn't exactly follow the book.

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Alcatel unveils 'cheaper-than-Chromebook' Lapdock-alike phablet-powered laptop

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Re: This sort of makes sense

If it used some sort of standard interface/prototcol.

Otherwise you have bought this and it doesn't work with any other brand phone, or the new replacement Hero phone you get at the end of the 2year deal. And then these devices all end up costing more than a tablet/chromebook/laptop because they are only made in small numbers.

It's like when X-terms or dump cytrix terminals were all the rage - they soon end up costing more than the "full" PCs they were replacing.

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IBM to shutter Greenock x86 line after sale to Lenovo - reports

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Re: I'm sure it will be ok even if the plant is shut...

There must still be some outstanding rate rebate or inward investment catapult payments.

Normally the plant shuts the moment these finish

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Re: I'm sure it will be ok even if the plant is shut...

The council will send a sternly worded letter to IBM.

After all they are local councillors and IBM merely a rate payer - they will show them who is boss.

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Flying fondleslab causes injury after plane hits turbulence

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Re: Typical reg

It was a cheap version of a text-in vote to see how many Apple fans there are !

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Typical reg

Attacking Apple, as if it made any difference what OS the fondleslab was using

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I blame Apple

It would have never happened with a tablet based on an open source operating system

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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Re: Or

Isn't that treason?

Revealing the secrets of how to get around GCHQ's protection of our liberties will allow the Russians to invade Ukraine without GCHQ knowing anything

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Re: "Undesirable nudity"...

Number of people hospitalised because of weight triples in five years. The Guardian, February 20 2013

“Spiralling out of control": Now 1 in 10 kids clinically obese by the time they start primary school. Daily Mirror, February 20 2013

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Secret Service probes possible data-leak hack attack at Sears – report

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Re: You can't prevent all hacks

And if you blow up all the bridges - there will be no more trolls

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RSA booked TV's Stephen Colbert to give the final speech. This is what happened next

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Re: Growing like Topsy

So presumably in the 80s, Mujaheddin would sidle upto young Cambridge homosexuals at sherry parties and persuade them to join the cause. These bright young things then rose to the heights of director of the intelligence agencies while keeping their commitment to revolutionary Islam, and their beards, secret.

Rather like the dyslexic Oxbrige don who secretly recruited students to join MFI

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Q&A: Schneier on trust, NSA spying and the end of US internet hegemony

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Re: Why all the fear?

>only those thought to be doing something wrong are flagged.

What about when going on a countryside alliance march, a protest about a new road or a school closure gets you flagged?

Or you get flagged because you have the same name as somebody else, and that gets you on a no fly list, or you suddenly can't buy computer parts from Farnell in Australia because another John Smith is on the OFAC list.

Or you work for a company that competes with a US outfit with better connections and you are targetted. Your employer doesn't get the sale because of the confidential info they found on your phone and you are one of those made redundant.

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Pork time! £350m in Health Service mail-etcetera cloud deals up for grabs

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Re: Gmail

Well it saves GCHQ having to copy it to a USB stick for them and then leave it on a train

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Gmail

Wouldn't it be cheaper, easier and more secure to just sign up all the users with a gmail account?

You could use Yahoo then GCHQ would archive all your x-ray images for you aswell

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Tough times in the server market, even though more iron moved in '13

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An obvious solution

The problem is that the mainframe is doing the same task as it always was ago and the number of records/customers only increases slowly, so faster CPUs * same work = less machines.

Just launch a new mainframe operating system every 18months that uses twice as much CPU as the previous one to give you dancing bankers int he background. The obsolete the earlier one to force everybody to upgrade.

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Apple, Symantec, other tech heavies challenge anti-gay legislation

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Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy

And yet every shop and petrol station is allowed a "only 2 school children inside" sign

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Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy

So that gets into the even sillier rules of who you are/aren't allowed to discriminate against.

In the UK there was a series of rulings on who is a race vs a religion - since races were protected and racial discrimination was illegal, but religious discrimination wasn't. IIRC Jews and Sikhs were classed as races (and so protected) Muslims and Hindus were ruled religions and not.

Ultimately you get into discrimination top-trumps, is a black lesbian allowed to refuse service to a disabled native america? Who wins on points?

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Re: Easy

Apple is probably being paid several times the cost of the glass factory in incentives and tax breaks to open it there. As soon as these incentives are paid/expire the factory will be closed anyway

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Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy

>"because they're Black/Jewish/Muslim/Christian/disabled/gypsy/Native

So by this logic a Jewish restaurant couldn't turn down a Neo-Nazi group's booking for Hitler birthday party?

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US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Re: Isn't that factually incorrect as well?

i think you are confusing the truth with the beliefs of a US senator

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Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"

Obviously cash should be banned and only traceable credit cards and bank transfers should be allowed - then there would be no criminal activity, would there HSBC?

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MtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429 MILLION Bitcoin 'theft'

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Re: And people still don't think bitcoins are a scam?

A little bit more like the London stock Exchange or Nasdaq going bust and losing the record of who owns all those shares. Could happen and there is no Bank of England guarantee to refund all the shares you, or your pension fund, own.

Bitcoin exchnages are a lot more reliable than modern stock exchanges which frequently have to cancel huge number of trades because somebody's high frequency trading app sold MAX_INT shares of Google for 1p

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Australian car-share biz GoGet working on autonomous vehicle

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Was suggested, trialed and failed for exactly that reason.

You got black marks for every time over the speed limit, every sudden braking.

The trouble was it didn't know what street you were on, so it let you go 70mph past a school and penalised you if you ever stopped for a yellow light or a kid that ran into the road.

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Elon Musk plans GIGAFACTORY to feed his thirsty Tesla motors

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Re: Danger Will Robinson

Yes having Yakusa/Panasonic build/operate a plant and Tesla pay for it is a good idea.

Deciding to build your own battery operation from scratch is trickier

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Danger Will Robinson

Making batteries is a little more complicated than cars - and a lot less well understood.

A lot of entrenched makers of Lithium batteries are entrenched makers because their product works, you change anything and it stops working, or occasionally burns your new Boeing to the ground.

It's a lot like building a chip fab, it looks like it's all engineering but there is a lot of black magic - it works if we do this but we don't exactly know why.

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Dropbox erects sueball shield with new T&C and privacy legalese

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Re: question

That's a little different.

that case said you couldn't jurisdiction shop for libel. Where somebody sues an American magazine in Britain because the libel is easier.

Here dropbox are offering a product in the Eu they have to obey Eu rules. I can't make a drug in Liberia, sell it in Britain and claim that if there are any side effects they can't sue me because it meets Liberian safety regs

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Wot a COCKUP: Poorly NHS websites spawn SPAMMY VIAGRA ads

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Re: To be fair to the HSCIC...

So when it was split up from being a socialist 60s era dinosaur into a number of dynamic independent key performance indicator focused business groups all striving to leverage synergies - wasn't it supposed to get better, more efficient and less prone to cock-ups?

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NHS England tells MPs: 'The state isn't doing dastardly things with GP medical records'

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Re: Fine then.

The fine is for the company doing the dedupe, so you simply dissolve the company after you have sold the data to yourself.

The fine only applies to companies doing the dedupe if they are under UK jurisdiction, simply run the server in Boratistan and you are safe.

There is no fine for buying/selling/using the data afterwards

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China in the grip of a 'NUCLEAR WINTER': Smog threat to crops

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Re: Economics Chinese Style

What they need is a proper British leader who will close all those smelly manufacturing industries and allow China to build a profitable and stable economy based on hedge funds.

As a bonus you get all your coal mines closed

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Sandisk breaks 128GB barrier with new $199 MICROSD card

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Re: Is it just me?

>I just have a problem when a card of twice the capacity has more than twice the cost.

Better than cars. 120MPH Ford Fiesta for 10grand, 240MPH supercar for a million

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Microsoft: NSA snooping? Code backdoors? Our hands are clean!

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Re: Guru here, I SAID A GURU HERE!!!

Or any foreign company with a US office/subsiduary, or any British company who is subject to a "friendly chat" from the chaps at MI5/GCHQ.

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So what they are saying is

That when the NSA came to them with a secret security letter demanding a backdoor to protect the homeland from terrorists they told them to to fsck off AND the US government quietly went away deeply apologetic and didn't do anything in revenge?

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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Re: Terrorism

If the same principle was applied to south West trains and whoever does the maintenance on the M1

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Prez Obama cyber-guru: Think your data is safe in an EU cloud? The NSA will raid your servers

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Re: Message from US to EU:

He is , however, one of the few people in government being honest and truthful about any of this

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Re: I'll bet they'd have a harder time hacking into one in China

If you are a US political group, environmental campaigner, 99%-er, pro-gun etc etc, then you are probably better keeping your data on a Chinese server than a US one.

The cold war was a bit of a waste of time and money wasn't it?

If you are a European aircraft/car/software/phone maker then you don't want your data on a US/UK server or a Chinese one. Does Nigeria do cloud hosting?

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Chipzilla just won't quit: Intel touts 64-bit Atoms for Android phones, tabs

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Still waiting for HP to launch an Itanium powered phone !

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Re: So in summary

ARM's "32bit" cores have a 40 bit address space, Intel's PAE address 36bit (64Gb)

So until phones have more than 1Tb of RAM I think we will be OK with ARM for now

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So in summary

They have the best power consumption in a class that only they make

They only have a 64bit CPU which will be really great if/when anyone makes a 64bit phone OS

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Supercomputer maker Cray: Jobs for HPC kids? There might be some going

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Computer Scientists

Don't use supercomputers

Chemists, physicists and increasingly biologists use supercomputers. If Cray is concentrating on a competition for CompScis they might be missing a bit.

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Netflix coughs up to cruise on Comcast

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Re: Do they call it free market?

>Funny, it smells just like capitalism.

It smells like monopoly protectionism

No longer able to get BBC iPlayer on you Murdoch owned cable feed, or el'reg on anything

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Enterprising French chap cranks up €100k 'flying car'

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Re: Tyres?

If the vehicle is light enough you just lift it out.

A big advantage a 2CV has over a HumVee

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Re: Looks lethal

I'll race you over the ground in somewhere like Afghanistan or North Africa in Little Nellie

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South Korea green lights Stuxnet-like code weapons to nark NORKS

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Re: @ John Savard

>Otherwise, why would South Korea even put this in the newspapers at all -

So the defence minister can show that he at least is doing something to counter the NK threat - and it's all cool and cyber-ish, so you should vote for him, and he should run for a higher office

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Official: British music punter still loves plastic

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Analogue download = Radio1, a tape recorder, a C90 and the Sunday chart countdown.

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re: I can convert it into an MP3

If you are some sort of pirate terrorist you can.

It's people like you insisting on buying only one copy of a record and listening to it in many places that is killing music - well that and home taping.

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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Except that they could make the claim that - following Snowden's revelations - a reasonable person could believe that this WAS the agency's motto.

Although standing up in court and saying that might be even more embarrasing than a few T-shirts

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Snowden journo boyf grill under anti-terror law was legal, says UK court

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The claimant was not a journalist

So what?

Is it only official journalists allowed to report on the government now?

Whats an official journalist?

Do you have to work for the state broadcasting agency or just Murdoch?

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re: We have a nuclear deterrent for two reasons.

France

To get to sit with the big boys at the UN

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