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US red-tape will drain boffins' brains into China, says crypto-guru Shamir

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Re: Top Crytographer "admits" "There are terrorists int the NSA membership."

SS-Sturmbannführer Werner von Braun?

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Re: Not in the future...

>some large faction of US citizens feel threatened by all and sundry from outside our borders,

Well to be fair they did come out of it rather badly last time.

Remember next time a bunch of white people turn up - kill them all. Don't teach them how to grow maize

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Re: Pot, meet Kettle

At least they don't charge this for transit passengers. The US doesn't do transit so you have to have a $131 VISA to change planes - and need to be permitted through US immigration.

And since a lot of S America is out of range without refueling in the US this means they have effectively a blockade of an entire continent.

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Re: Dismal

They just had a big boycott of a conference on the Kepler space telescope because US government rules ban anyone working for the feds collaborating with anyone in China and so all Chinese born scientists working in the US wouldn't be allowed to attend.

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Wanna sell a phone in New York? Better have a receipt

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Re: Is it really that hard to ID a phone?

The clue is worldwide. How do you get every country to agree to it?

Leaving aside those countries with almost no function government who are still a market for cell phones.

Chinese state security sends America a weekly list of "stolen" imei that it wants blocked? Or the NSA sends a similar list to China?

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Re: To get back on-topic...

Unless of course it is possible to transport 'out of state' phones into NY or move stolen ones out.

It will also have the entirely un-expected side effect of making anyone owning an unregistered 'burner' phone as a suspected criminal or jouranlis

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FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS: Microsoft faces prising XP from Big Biz

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Re: Are you feeling lucky, punk?

If they had sold it to you then no.

If, as they claim, they merely sold you a non time-limited license then you get to use it as long as you like.

If it had security bugs when you got it then you then they should fix the design defects, if they introduced them with other fixes then they fix them

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Re: From my cold, dead hands is appropriate in my situation

Which will run IE displaying a page which is screen-scrapping a 3270 terminal application running on a mainframe - why upgrade to windows 8?

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MEGA ASTEROID could 'BLOW UP EARTH' - Russian space boss

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

>if I buy a £2 lottery ticket then I am infinitely more likely to win the lottery than if I didn't...

But if you don't then you are only 1 in 130,000,000 less likely to win and you have saved £2!

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Former Nokia boss Ollila: Stephen Elop was second-choice CEO

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Re: Elop was Second Choice?

First on the list was some guy from HP who had a plan to use Itaniums in the phones

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Who is in charge ?

"mobile operators....preferred to have a range of cheaper phones to offer their customers".

Didn't we just hear about another pioneering, market leading cell phone company who was destroyed because the operators told them what to build?

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NSA boss Alexander and deputy to take a hike next year

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re: introduce reforms of the NSA

To make sure that leaks like this don't happen again.

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Re: John (Chris)

That's his secret code name. Unfortunately all the good ones were taken, it was either Chris or "pink groundhog"

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Re: Rearranging Deck Chairs

The purpose of three-letter-agencies is principally to protect their budget/remit/authority from other three-letter-agencies.

If they have any time left, they do what-they-know-to-be-right (tm).

Since what they have been doing is right (because they have been doing it) they do more of the same thing.

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Going to be an interesting job interview

Here at xyz we do...

I know

We are looking for a new director of ...

I know

The previous executive left because

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We have budgeted to pay you ....

I know

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EC: NSA slurps scare you? Europe's clouds are open for business

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Re: I fail to see the advantage.

The concern isn't that the NSA has your details - it's that they pass these on to immigration, the taxman, bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms (also known as a damn good party).

If you have 28 separate intelligence services spying on you then nobody is going to find out what you are really upto. Since all these agencies spend 100% of their effort spying on each other there is no way that GCHQ is going to grass you up to the Germans fro pirating David Hasselhof CDs

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Do not adjust your set: TV market slows, 'connected TV' grows

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Re: Crack wise if you want...

How long until they have their own Oscar category?

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MPs to review laws on UK spy-snoopery after GCHQ Tempora leaks

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Re: Dong Jefe Hmmm... not sure where to begin with this...

Presumably that's the definition of a civilised country - where you are more afraid of the police than the criminals?

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

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Re: No surprise

Don't those people immediately wrap their iThingy in Burberry cases from the market anyway?

Just paint over the colored bits with tipex and you have a white iThingy again

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Ireland revisits tax laws to cook Apple

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Re: to commence in January 2015

There is no loophole to avoid. All those Bermudan companies operating in Ireland (MSFT, Google, Apple, etc) can continue to pay their corporate tax in Bermuda.

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

> Or indeed of the difference between a gift of capital (offloading half a mill to your spouse) and revenue transactions (IP royalties).

So instead of giving your spouse all your money when you become a cabinet minister, just pay them for the IP rights to their name ?

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

Google could always cut out the middle man and buy Irelance

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Re: The USA should do with companies what it does with people

Don't just sit there complaining. If you want the same tax breaks as these companies you buy your own politicians just like they had to.

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NHS preps spammy mailshots advertising 'BIGGEST medical data grab in HISTORY'

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Of course the NHS will keep this data secure.

If it leaks then it is of no value to sell it to pharma, health insurance, travel insurance, pension companies, banks etc.

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US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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re: Jaguar pronounced as Jag-wire

They think the word is originally South American - rather than from Castle Bromwich

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Re: Messiah?

It's spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht, but it's pronounced 'Throat-Warbler Mangrove'

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Re: Down here, all the boys are called Bruce

Rule 1, No poofters.

Rule 2, No member of the faculty is to maltreat the "Abos" in any way whatsoever—if there's anyone watching.

Rule 3, No poofters.

Rule 4, I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.

Rule 5, No poofters.

Rule 6, There is no... rule six.

Rule 7, No poofters.

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Re: the ultimate narcissistic parent

But at least George gave them different product lines

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Re: Not to be racist

Or if you want your kid to get an interview on Wall St name him John Alexander Fortescue IV, not Tyrone Brown. The fact that this works isn't the fault of Tyrone's parents!

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Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt? Cough up some dough and find out

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Re: TrueCrypt is good

The point is that you can have an unlimited number of encrypted volumes within encrypted volumes with no way of proving that they are there.

Of course that plausible deniability is only useful in countries with legal systems - not those that will simply bundle you onto a plane to boratistan anyway,

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Re: Paying for it.

From the billions they receive from giving away free open-source software?

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BBC's Clangers returns in £5m 'New Age' remake

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Re: fact check

Not to mention the obvious sub-text of Ivor the engine.

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Re: What environment?

Well to be fair they have all been moved to Salford

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Re: So, the BBC CAN still sink lower

No the wombles was all about the Thatcherite vision of a race of sub-humans genetically engineered (well they only had one female) troglodyte morlocks, never to be seen and clean up after the waste of the consumer society. It was typical facist BBC propaganda of the ultimate tory contempt of the working class.

I believe Chorlton and the wheelies directly influenced TopGear

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Intel slumps into mud despite lobbing Internet-of-Things, etc at buyers

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Re: "40 products launched ... sales, profit needles barely move"

And fortunately we know that the global "fall off a cliff" of PC sales and the even heavier fall of high value server chips will have no real impact on Intel now that they are more interested in internet connected lightbulbs than shipping Xeons

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EasyJet website crashes and burns

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Re: RE: EasyJet website crashes and burns

Why? Aircraft never crash and burn.

They may fail to sustain flight, or not achieve airborne and there may be "events" after they, and 200 tonnes of jet fuel, hit the ground - but they never crash and burn

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Re: But...

Although this isn't due to any niceness on Ryanair's part - but their inability to teach the staff the advanced mathematics of "rounding off"

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Re: Agreed

Southwestern/Westjet are low cost airlines.

They are also generally a more pleasant experience than anyone short of Singapore.

Easyjet bring the British attitude to customer service and general incompetence to the mix.

I assume Ryanair just choose staff with a personal grudge against the English for potato famine.

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>In fairness, easyjet is better than ryanair.

And Malaria is better than Rabies

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Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C

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Re: Seriously, like it's not fucking obvious

Anyone in the market for an iPhone and willing to spend the money already has one. Apple are interested in the rest of the population.

The question is whether they "do a Porsche" and make a cheap Boxter in the hope people buy this rather than a competitor - but risk alienating their real customers.

Or they "do a VW" and offer to sell them a Skoda, a Golf, or an Audi - it might be worth doing this in a market like Africa with a phone that has access to iTunes but doesn't run iOS.

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Let police track you through your mobe - it's for your OWN GOOD

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Re: Fine by me.

Then would you mind sending me a list of all the stores you visited last week and what you bought - I'd like to sell that information to their competitors?

If you are black I just want to make a note of anywhere you went at the same as anyone we suspect of dealing - so we can add you to the list. If you are brown we want to do the same with suspected terrorists. If you are white we will just add you to both lists - just in case.

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Oracle says open source has no place in military apps

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Re: The DoD should challenge Oracle with this question.

That's simple. If the DoD are using Oracle's software then they can't let control of Oracle fall into the wrong hands so they must control the Oracle shareholding and appointment of managers and staff - by taking it into direct government control.

Just nationalize Oracle

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

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Re: Is it just me ... ?

But the advantage of stuff made by slave labour is that the friday afternoon ones are just as good!

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Smile for the cops! Sexy Snapchat selfies' self-destruct scrubbed by search warrants

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Re: So….

But irrelevent when anonDSL gets all your data over peering arrangement from Global Mega Corp Internet Pipe inc of Ft Meade

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Facebook throws servers on their back in HOT TUBS of OIL

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Re: Cooling with oil? Not exaclty new

It's a little know fact that Harry Ramsdens started off as a supercomputer company that began pil cooling it's machines. Seeking a way of profiting from the vats of boiling oil they began making chips on the side - and the rest is history.

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Luxembourgeois data protection watchdog probes Microsoft in Skype PRISM complaint

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Re: Simple rule, US company || US staff || US servers == *insecure*

Not just the USA. If I were ARM, BAe, BP - I would be asking the government if GCHQ spied on me and passed information to the NSA knowing that it would be handed over to Intel, Lockheed Martin and Exxon.

I don't think the NSA funds as many tory MPs as British industry does.

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Re: Skype joined PRISM in 2011

Or to unrecap. A US general who believes he is the last line of defence between homeland, mon and apple pie is given the technical means to spy on all those potential terrorists.

He chooses to give up this power because it just wouldn't be cricket to potentially also spy on some innocent citizens along with the godless fundamentalist commie muslim hoards waiting to overthrow the USA

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Re: A hyperthetical question...

Piece of p*** to enforce. Break the law and the eu levies unlimited fines, seizes all Google and Microsoft assets in europe, bans them from operating in europe, prosecutes anyone who advertises with them etc etc

All those nice new blanket "anti-terrorist" laws they introduced to deal with file-sharing sites might come in useful

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