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Court orders Visa partner to allow donations to WikiLeaks

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Re: Makes sense to me

Or didn't allow donations to Greenpeace, or CND, or the labour party or ....

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Ofcom to UK: Really - you're using the same password for everything?

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Re: True but misleading

>far too many websites now are demanding e-mail addresses and passwords for the most basic of transactions and one-off purchases.

And lo he created mailinator.com and saw that it was good

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White House backs US web sales tax - eBay hits panic alarm

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Wouldn't the solution be for the states to collect together into some sort of federation and have a central federal government to regulate this sort of thing?

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Re: Have I understood it correctly?

They could collect sales tax from buyers if, for example, the states had access to all your browsing history and email without a warrant - didn't I hear about a bill like that recently?

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Re: Sounds fair

High street stores can just level the playing field.

Go into Best Buy and choose the item, go to the till and click to buy it online from their Caymen Island's web server and then pick it up from their instore delivery option immediately = nobody pays any tax.

Exactly what Boeing does when you buy an aircraft from them, or Rolls Royce does when you buy their engines.

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ICO probes Home Office refusal to reveal Snooper's Charter details

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Re: enough chat, what do I do about it?

Brazilian - and he wasn't wearing a heavy jacket, they made that bit up later,

Congratulations you could be home secretary!

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Re: Why doesn't someone call Ms May out on her untruths?

>Food standards Agency ??

In the US, after 9/11, all the government agencies involved with public safety came under the DHS.

Which stopped commie pinko anti-business schemes - like inspecting meat plants for salmonella - to concentrate on taking 2.1.oz tubes f toothpaste from you at the airport.

Leading to several hundred extra deaths

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Re: Paedophiles, Terrorists

Not fear but it does make them foam at the mouth.

Really the Daily Mail is just a psychology experiment that got out of hand.

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New poll says Assange could win Australian Senate seat

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Re: can someone wanted for international crimes

>after all he's not been convicted for anything.

Isn't that still a requirement for Australian politics - or just being premier?

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Securing the Internet of Things - or how light bulbs can spy on you

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Re: No

So you can pay premium rate for your electrciity rather than economy7 or economy-super where you let the power company turn down your AC at certain times in return for a 50% discount

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Harassed Oracle employee wins case, cops huge legal bill

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Re: You takes your chances..........

And not only was there no crime here - but the not-crime wasn't committed by Oracle.

So it's more like someone spilling your point - your lawyers deciding that the person hasn't enough money to be worth suing and so suing Carlsberg, because they have $billions, for not doing enough to prevent pint spilling.

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Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

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Re: The blog

A lorry turns left across the bike lane with a nice steel barrier - and it's the cyclists fault.

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It's official! Register hack is an alcohol-flushed cave dweller

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Re: Oops About Neanderthal DNA! Change this quick Lester

They do however share some DNA with another extinct group that lived around the same time in Africa http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-26/national/35487288_1_denisovans-neanderthal-dna-modern-humans

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Anything you didn't know?

So you are a european white male whose parents haven't died of anything nasty.

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Dark matter researchers think they've got a signal

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It's their own fault

Call it the God particle and it jumps out at you, call them WIMPS and they hide for years.

They should rename the theory super-universe-powering-energetic-real particles and then they would have the confidence to stand up and be counted.

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Notebook makers turn to Android in face of Windows woes

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Re: Elephant in the room?

Or Intel could just licence ARM

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Re: My next purchase

If you are visiting the former colonies anytime - you can get open box ARM ChromeBooks for <$200 at every Best-Buy.

The sales person was explaining that lot sof people buy them because they are $250 but return them because they don't have MS-whatever.

She looked at me and said "but you understand all that" - I think I should be insulted

ps. If they have been registered the free however-many-Gb of Google drive offer will fail - but if you email them they will reinstate it.

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Re: Good news

>There is no content in Android that "belongs" to Microsoft. I will be happy to take that to court, too.

That's MSFT's strategy. You can take us to court over Android patents - but while you are doing that we will stop your OEM Windows licenses.

So Samsung/Acer/Asus/etc how do you feel about selling no windows machines for 20years while we discuss this?

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Re: Poor M$

>Microsoft were unethical from MSDOS

You aren't old enough to have dealt with IBM, ICL and even DEC - at least when MSFT **** you they let you install the lubricant

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Google shakes up US utility with green power tariff

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Re: Saving the world? My arse.

It's great here in BC.

We sell local hydro electricity to California as super expensive premium green-power and make up the local demand from oil plants in Alberta

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Re: Aluminum and Heavy Water

If only there was a way of transmitting information at almost the speed of light through some system of tubes.

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>> the search giant made $3.55bn in net income

But paid 27cents in taxes.

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Re: Farm it out

> I ask them to define what socialism is.

Socialism is not having a choice of which fire department come when you dial 911 - and not having a choice of 911

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Re: So what prevents Google from load balancing to power budget???

They do - they even use passively cooled data centers and switch loads to where it's colder.

So rather than turn up the AC in North Carolina in summer, you switch the load to Maine

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Ants have careers; you don't want them

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Re: They Were Tired

No it will just be a little smooth slab of metal and glass with a shiny screen.

I for one, welcome our black polo-neck wearing overlords.

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The Reg puts Vulture inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Re: Awesome pictures

It also explains why particle physics grad students are all tall - ideally 6'7"

Since the only point of particle physics grad students is to stand in front of detectors in pictures to give them scale.

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Ex-LulzSec bloke to spend a YEAR in the cooler for Sony hack

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Re: Remind me

>You got downvotes - apparently it's all fine and dandy to drop rootkits.

Maybe Sony have a (very small) botnet?

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Remind me

How many years did Sony execs get for hacking millions of consumer's PCs?

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Applicants sought for one-way trip to Martian Big Brother house

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Re: 10%?

Yes, sorry it's 10% Earth's mass, 38% Earth's 'g' - read the wrong column

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Re: What's in it for me? @AC

>no straight man would refuse 3 women taking advantage of him

You mean 3 women demanding that the kitchen be cleaned, that clothes be picked up off the floor, that the garden be done, the car cleaned out, the door painted....

I only have one women taking advantage of me and I'm knackered

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Re: So let me get this straight ...

Considerably less than the 100,billions of $$$ the US spends on "amateur" college football so that a bunch of testosterone cases can run around a filed chasing a bit of leather watched by fatter drunk testosterone cases

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Re: after the die-off

They just shoot it in a studio like last time

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Mars is only about 10% of Earth surface gravity, so kate, posh-spice and the rest of them would float off.

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Google Glass will SELF-DESTRUCT if flogged on eBay

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Re: What gives ANY company the right...

>If you buy a car and sell it on, usually the services it came with like warranty are not passed on.

I assume car makers will try that next.

You buy a BMW but have a non-transferable licence to the software in the engine management system which is disabled if you don't have it serviced at a dealer.

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Microsoft CFO quits as quarterly results fail to sparkle

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Re: This is what I think.....

$8Bn profit on $60Bn of cash isn't a good rate of return for a software company. It's not even good ROI for a rental property. Companies that in theory only have to push out free to make online downloads of products that they built years ago are expected to make a little more

The analysts real question is where do they see MSFTs stock price in another 10 or 20 years time. Will we still be queuing up to buy DVDs of Windows19 and upgrade to Office2033?

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Apple branded porno-peddling perverts by Chinese Pravda

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yep - I think I'll exercise my western freedom and vote communist in the next US election

.... oh

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Re: It'll never happen

The salary cost of an iPhone is tiny - far more of the iPhone $$ goes to Germany to buy Siemens pick and place machines than goes to the chinese.

The difficulty with building an iPhone plant in the US is that the cheap areas with lots of workers and a "business-friendly" attitude to worker and environmental laws are too far from the sea to make shipping them economic. Then all your suppliers are in China or SE Asia so you need to have an extra month in all your production plans for the korean memory, malay CPU and chinese made gorrilla glass to arrive in Albuquerque

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Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

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Re: …And we still have no idea what these patents are

Odd that Android devices would violate the patents but iOS doesn't.

I wonder if MSFT is demanding a royalty for every ipod/pad/phone Foxconn make

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Raspberry Pi space jaunt ends in dramatic mountain rescue

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Re: super

You mean it only made it to suffolk?

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Firefox 'death sentence' threat to TeliaSonera over gov spy claims

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Re: Certs, the future of security...?

The SSL CA model never worked - it was based on the idea that companies which made money from selling the most SSL CA would be in charge of policing that only legitimate customers bought them

It's as crazy as subcontracting out the maintenance of a railway to a company that made a bigger profit by doing less maintenance - nobody would be that stupid.

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Re: This seems like the opposite of open source...

No Mozilla is saying that this telco has signed root CAs for dodgy countries that allow them to fake being any site they want - Mozilla is going to stop trusting all CA signed by this ISP.

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But how do you know you are going to the real www.grc.com if your ISP has sold root CAs to everybody+dog?

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Microsoft: FINE! We'll match Amazon - by HIKING cloud prices

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New ad

Soft Nigella voice over:

This isn't just any commodity computing, it's microsoft premium commodity computing.

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Flexible flywheel offers cheap energy storage

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Re: Dynamic Balancing already exists

The energy stored in a flywheel all depends on storing a lot of mass at the outer edge of the rim, water probably isn't heavy enough. Mercury or molten lead would be good - but might have their own problems

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Tech titans team up to push immigration reform

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Why not try capitalism?

Have companies bid real $$$$ for H1B visas

That way Apple/Google/Msft can hire the best in the world, startups can hire that world class expert (without having to have a $M legal dept) and Indian offshoring firms bringing in 1000s of 'consultants' for a year couldn't

I realise that for a massive state controlled bureaucracy like the USA, free market capitalism might be a difficult concept - but give it a try

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I salute Lady THATCHER - Shoreditch's SILICON GODMOTHER

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Re: 51% to 49% is hardly a sweeping victory

Thatcher was a lefty.

Just compare her policies with the subsequent labour government - completely indistiguishable

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WTF is... H.265 aka HEVC?

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Re: Ah, another patent encumbered format

"I also see no particular reason why something that represents man-decades of work shouldn't require payment"

But it's an international standard and requires payments even if you do all the work yourself.

The meter required decades of work by French astronomers - but you don't have to pay the French government if you use the international standard today

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IT salaries: Why you are a clapped-out Ferrari

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Re: Languages? Its not just that

> I guess 20 years ago, SW was less diversified, and the skill base was small.

Nope once upon a time software was more diversified

In college I couldn't get a job coding because I knew VMS and DOS - but business would have one of a dozen different mainframe/minis, or if they used PCs could have one of a dozen different databases, there was even a few Apple II based businesses.

Now I can hire a high school student, they are going to be comfortable in Windows or Linux, they will be able to program in either C#/.net or c/c+/gcc.

I have hired 18year olds with 5years of Linux sysadmin experience. Yes they don't have the professionalism of somebody with 30years of mainframe experience - but it does break the no experience=no job/no job = no experience bottleneck.

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'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Re: err..

Apple products can't be sold in Iran because of American law, I doubt there is an Iranian law against it.

Contrary to what some Merkins beleive, Merkin law doesn't apply outside Merkia

IIRC, back in the day before Murdoch owned the UK government, some people got off on a charge of selling hacked sat keycards because the channel wasn't legally available in the UK - therefore they hadn't defrauded anyone of anything

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