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Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

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Re: It's not Europe's problem to fix

Europe could say - allow this to go through and all safe harbour provisions are cancelled.

So it is illegal for any US company to process any data subject to data protection act in europe and we will look into whether the same will apply to Facebook pages, Gmail etc.

Then Facebook/MSFT/Google can wave this at the senators and say that billions of jobs will be lost if this happens.

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Re: Yeah right

It doesn't even need to be the FBI

Anybody can file in federal court, in say east Texas, and demand all the defendants documents under disclosure, with this they could demand all the documents held overseas.

So Billy-Bob either on his own, or paid by say a US oil company, could get a judge to hand over all BPs data if they were stupid enough to host it on a service that used American servers.

An American drug company could get a single local judge to rule that the NHS violated American anti-trust and all its patient data should be available for him and his marketing chums.

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Jony Ive: Apple isn't here to make money. And students shouldn't use computers so much

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Re: So should we have good design or not?

>as big as it is to take a UK 13 amp plug.

Which is as big as it is in case you ever need to stop invading tanks

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Theft

Apple a company that started by making boxes to steal from ATT

That then copied Xerox's gui

Then LG's touchscreen phone

If your only innovation is making things shiny and rounded then you are lucky to get 6months

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Judge: Terror bomb victims CAN'T seize Iran's domain name as compensation

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Re: Simpler argument?

Half the industry representatives wanted to use it for data and wanted efficent 64byte packets

Half wanted it for phones and wanted low latency 32byte packets

They compromised

A bit like deciding that trucks should drive on the right for compatibility with europe but still having buses drive on the left so they didn't need to change the door.

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Re: Simpler argument?

The ITU is not the UN - that was part of the muddying the waters campaign - the US passed a ruling saying no to the UN having control and used that to veto ITU.

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But it would set a precedent.

Russia would seize the code for estonia, the US would have its own DNS that resolved differently.

The French would decide that all .com should really go to .fr if used inside France

The scots would decide that McDonalds.com should resolve to a small cafe in Edinburgh - except if your ISP was owned by an American corporation. Microsoft.com would go to gotse if you typed it on a Mac.

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Re: Simpler argument?

There is international law on things like phone codes - the international telecommunications union

The US successfully lobbied to stop the ICANN contract going to them - remember all those stories in the summer about the threat of internet being taken over by the communist/foreigner loving UN ?

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Re: Bizarre in many ways

But the IRA were never terrorists, they were just criminals (although now completely innocent)

That's why we didn't need to have all our phone calls recorded and which TV shows we watch tracked.

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And Iran gets .com

Compensation for the shooting down of its airliner

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

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Re: The bible is a book ?

>The Bible's an usual series, in that it started dark and edgy, then got rebooted to light and fluffy.

No it's just a rip off of the Terminator

In part 1 the central character is an all powerful destroyer who doesn't stop wiping out everybody who opposes him

In part 2 he is switched 180deg into a fluffy empathising do-gooder who is there to sacrifice himself to save everyone

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Target, Home Depot and UPS attacks: Dude, you need to rethink point-of-sale security

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They are a computer, they send data across the network to other computers internally and externally.

It's precisely as difficult as securing other computers in your organisation.

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EU Ryanair 'screen-scraping' case could affect biz models

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Re: No case

Wouldn't this also apply to price labels in a shop?

I can't comparison shop becuase by reading your supermarket's price label I have to agree to your T&Cs

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Re: Learning Linux source code off by heart

You can always hire IBM consultants to tell you what Microsoft OS to buy - now that they don't tell you what IBM HW to run it on

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Re: More AC pro-MS propaganda.

>And Microsoft make a profit - unlike Amazon.

And my daughter's class bake sale made a profit and GM doesn't - so pink is the best color for a car

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Re: Stupid question

>Finding Linux admins willing to take a pay cut to match Windows admin salaries is the hard part.

According to Microsoft the rockstar/Wall St salaries demanded by all Linux sysadmins is what keeps Micosoft's TCO so low. I would love to know which firms they surveyed

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Consumer group SLAMS NASA for letting Google rent $1bn 'playground'

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Re: What's so neat about it?

It might still make it easier to do tests involving other drivers or visiting journalists and you can claim the testt were under real conditions.

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Re: what's the big deal?

They have an aircraft hanger big enough to build a hollowed out volcano inside

Musk has rockets and wants to build a mono-rail from LA.

Ellison has his own private island

Has somebody checked if Zuckerberg's parents were killed in front of him by robbers and how he feels about bats?

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Re: The sweeney...?

They both had Jags.

Now the police have Astra diesels

Coincidence?

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Re: The greatest threats to us are home grown terrorists who thrive on feeding us terror.

The ones that came closest to blowing me up on a couple of occasions were home grown terrorists - but they were white and christian and so don't count.

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Re: Fuck terrorism

I believe that was part of Blunkett's "burn the witches" campaign to prevent lightning strikes.

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Re: Blunkett or Lane-Fox

It's a bit like the Jeffery Archer suing the Daily Mail. You don't know who to cheer for - you just hope it's a long drawn out fight.

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Although some home secretaries (like Jack Straw) only turn into raving loonies on appointment - as a former resident of the People's Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire I can confirm that Blunkett was a couple of gulags short of a politburo back then.

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EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law

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Why only in Europe?

Most terrorism happens outside europe.

So it would make most sense to share this information with governments where the terrorists are going.

So your credit card, name, address, email and internet traffic should really be given to the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Cubans etc when you fly there - just as it is given to the Americans.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Re: Let's cut to the chase

That's not how science works.

Following measurements of 4 (+/- 1) legs, a 90% confidence detection of a head and a mass estimate of quite-big we announce the discovery of the horse.

It could be a cow.

Then with a bigger collider we could investigate the presence of udders.

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Re: Is there space for the Mother of All Colliders in Denmark?

Erm you do know that the Nobel committee is in Sweden?

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Re: Just as I thought...

The Higgs doesn't have gravity properties, it has mass properties.

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Names, ages, addresses, SSNs of US postal staff slurped in 'mega-hack'

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Heads will roll

Comrade colonel, I can report the first battalion of the people's cyber warfare regiment have penetrated to the heart of the hated capitalist paper tiger of western imperialism.

Congratulations - the Whitehouse, the NSA, the milk marketing board?

No comrade colonel, we now have names and social security numbers of the feared postal employees!

You stupid boy Zhang...

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Re: It's OK...

Now that the US and China are partners in the war on terror - shouldn't they be sharing all their information anyway?

It's only by having copies of regular people's selfies that terrogeddon is prevented

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Re: I worked for Railtrack/Network Rail

If we make all the rails longer will they still fit in the country or will we have to move Scotland?

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All engineering is a money saving exercise.

"engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound."

That's why we have cool toys, because engineers made them cheap and reliable

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Printing Bad: Meth found in laser printer cartridges

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Re: I have an addiciton...

That's why the treaty of Utrecht and Eu VAT regulations are such popular reading for all holiday makers.

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Re: I'm a bit curious...

If they are anything like the TSA they probably nicked one.

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If only 0.006% care about BLOOD-SOAKED METAL ... why are we spending all this cash?

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Re: Would you care enough to pay more for ...

There was a hipster clothing chain here which advertised that all it's cotton hand been "hand picked".

I'm guessing they didn't have a big African-American following.

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Revealed preferences

If you asked people to send money to the chancellor to fund fighting in Afghanistan I suspect that preferences would be reveled pretty quickly.

Even if you did have Cherie Blair doing a tearful piece to camera - "just 1.4 Million pounds can ensure that this village receives it's own cruise missile"

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Re: This is good news.

And all you have to do is completely trust the big smelters.

You could also save huge amounts of money by getting rid of the FDA and just asking the manufacturers if their drugs were safe.

Some genius from the WHO on the radio saying it was unnecessary and inefficient to screen passengers for Ebola arriving on direct flights from the infected area because they were being screened by the Liberian authorities on departure.

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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Re: Right not privilege

A few people with privilege had a word with their chief supers and suggested they wouldn't be invited to diner at the big house if the unwashed plod were allowed to just march in.

They had a word down at the rolled-up-trouser with the ACPO and the rules were changed

Isn't it nice to live in a representative democracy

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Brussels' transport chief demands a single European sky to end 'air traffic gridlock'

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Re: Chauvinism

I think many Tories (and probably UKIP) are in favour of a single open european sky.

Bigging Hill to Frankfurt, non-stop and home in time for breakfast.

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Danish lit star Helle Helle, Marianne Faithfull and Jim Al-Khalili on Quantum Biology

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Re: About that title...

Although perhaps a more interesting book than any of the individual titles

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Be carefull, if you type Godel into Google you get a paradox

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Mystery Google barges TORPEDOED by US govt: Showrooms declared death traps

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Re: Palin got in the circus

I always thought he got in the circus because of his writing with Terry Jones?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Re: @ gnasher729 -- WTF?

The greedy fat-asses are your grandmother.

Most shareholders are institutions, pension funds and insurance companies, if they don't do as much as they can for their shareholders it is the pensioners that lose money - not the CEO of the companies they are buying

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Re: WTF?

I did see one US government chap with a Blackberry.

Rather dark sun tan, smiled a lot, kept talking about hope - not sure what happened to him

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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Re: We'll be next

If you are a lawyer working for somebody who has the temerity to sue the government then you are obviously a extremist, if not an actual supporter of terrorism, so you get all you deserve.

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Re: How can government lawyers accept this?

The bit you are missing is "government lawyers"

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Re: And we laughed at the Russians ...

Based on their record of spies/traitors we have to assume that Al Queda has been running MI5 for the last 15-20 years.

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Home Depot: Someone's WEAK-ASS password SECURITY led to breach

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Re: Add more technology - solved

I salute your analogy sir.

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Add more technology - solved

If an external company running their HVAC had 1000s of bits of kit connected to the same network that ran the POS machines - the weak passwd wasn't exactlythe problem.

It's like saying that we have had thefts by our own security guards so we are changing the color of their uniforms.

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Spyware-for-cops Hacking Team faces off against privacy critics

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Re: Kaspersky should be worried about what Russia sells to authoritarian regimes...

>Giving hacking tools the legal status of 'ammunition'

And give the police powers to make no-notice, no-warrant searches of your house if you have a gdb-license. Just to make sure you keep your copy of wireshark in a locked cabinet of course.

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