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Australian Police say don't use Apple's iOS 6 Maps

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Re: Could be interesting

>> Disclaimer: The brakes we installed in your car might not work every time.

>Then you would not buy it.

You received a statement that the code in your car's ABS, and the processor it runs on - was proven correct?

That must be one pricey car.

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Australia?

iPhone maps claim that there is a country called Australia there - while my paper map (free with the Daily Telegraph) quite clearly identifies it as Terra incognito and prudently wants of the possibiltiy of dragons.

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LOL: Twitter faces fines for late UK financial filings

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Fine

According to the gov website the fine is a whopping 7.5K for filing more than 6months late.

Does it then increase exponentially - or could a company like Twitter (or Starbucks or Google etc) just not bother filing and pay 7.5k every 6months ?

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Tor node admin raided by cops appeals for help with legal bills

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judge and jury ?

That's the nice thing about these cases - even if it never goes to trial you can bankrupt the person with legal bills, they lose their business because you impounded everything electronic they own for 3years, and then after it's all dropped they are still on your system as a "suspected whatever" so get refused any sort of job that needs a police check.

Actually bothering to have a trial and a conviction is almost unnecessary

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New York invites designers to invent Future of Phone Booths

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Superman Alley trvia

There aren't any alleys in New York - if you see an alley in a movie it's because it was filmed in Toronto or Vancouver.

It's a bit surreal up here in polite-free-healthcare land to see lines of NYD police cars chasing around because they are filming a movie

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US text-to-911 emergency SMS to go live by 2014

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Re: OMFG

SMS will often get through when there is almost no signal

There have been lots of cases where people have been rescued from the local mountains here or from boats where they couldn't get a phone signal. But since 911 can't do SMS they have had to text a friend and ask them to call 911

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/1322755/Girl-in-Bali-sends-text-message-SOS.html

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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@Strictly speaking the rudder weakness is universal to all ship.

And yet they laughed at my 1000,000 ton battle jetski

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Re: The Death Star as a government infrastructure program would make a lot of sense

They have thought of that.

A new law will raise the minimum age for a pilots license to 21.

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Re: @ BilboBaggins & @ Michael Luke

>I believe the engines of the aeroplanes which hit Pearl Harbour had "FORD" written on them.

Hence Churchill's genius in having Lucas supply the Luftwaffe

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Re: 5000 signatories

How many signatures do you need on a Number10 e-petition thingy ?

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Re: All they need to do to fund it is...

They would just convert themselves into coffee shops.

An even more slavish cultish and addicted congregation - and no taxes

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Re: I thought...

Ancient Tantoonie proverb say: Man with planet destroying death star don't need no treaties.

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Re: @ BilboBaggins & @ Michael Luke

I think you will find that the USSR had a not insignificant role in the victory over Nazi Germany.

(Comment not applicable in France - where a Mr de Gaulle personally won WWII)

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Re: @ Michael Luke

Except with the Storm Troopers marksmanship - they would aim at France and hit Britain

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Re: All joking aside..

So America sends 10x as much on their army as they do on booze?

That's your problem - right there

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Re: A "fully operational" battle station in US hands...

>What could possibly go wrong....?

Well a bunch of desert dwelling "freedom fighters" in robes could fly an aircraft into it and due to some cost saving code violations in the thermal protection have it be completely destroyed.

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That's no moon - that's a space station

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Take it or break it: the return of the drop test

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Re: Going for the FHM demographic?

You know you a middle aged home-owner when you look at that picture and think.

"She's going to make a hell of a mess of that cheap Ikea wooden flooring with those heals."

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That's because you are an un-reconstructed old-fashioned sexist el'reg reader

The modern metro-sexual caring-sharing new-man looks beyond the jpeg artifacts to imagine the real women within.

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Intel prepping Atom bombs to drop on ARM microservers

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Re: micro server is not new

Because in 2006 picking ARM meant using a processor for cell phones with that weird Linux stuff to run our business? That sounds like a career limiting risky move.

Today using an Arm and Linux means getting off that legacy COBOL-era Wintel platform into the bright new dawn of Android, iThingy, Cloudy goodness makes me look like a cutting edge dynamic thrusting rockstar.

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Intel solution

Take an empty Xeon BGA package

Stick in an Atom CPU

Add a 25W power resistor

Badge at as XEON-LTE

Gradually each year increase the resistor thus demonstrating a lower power, reduced TCO, and enhanced green credentials

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Australian Prime Minister: Mayan calendar 'true'

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Re: Ugh, Gillard

Australia as a haven for out of date white racist, sexist homophobic rednecks - inconceivable .

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Re: "unreconstructed"?

They already live in Australia - where the fsck could you exile them to ?

perhaps they could ship them to England and have them a lap behind?

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Deyyyyyy 382 and the inmates have to produce a working health service.....

If you had the US election by phone in votes you could make a profit

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Re: I can fell the anger rising within me

>the left-leaning Labor Party (are there any others?)

Are you reading theregister.co.>>>UK<<< ?

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Data gobbling app lands Delta Air Lines in the dock on privacy charge

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So the solution is

To do exactly the same thing - but have a "click to say you read the Eula" button on the install?

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Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told

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Re: Said it before and I'll say it again

But 80% of those are low end Android2.3 used as web browsers so the kids don't take your laptop.

Android tablets have really taken netbook customers

For 'real' work a tablet with a keyboard replaces a laptop and Windows8 is quite nice on a surface - bloody terrible on a desktop - but very nice on a surface

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Dozen more cities to get ultrafast broadband cash in gloomy UK budget

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Can't make a compelling financial case

For Cambridge, .... Oxford ?

I mean it's not like there is much startup, high-tech, online sort of businesses there.

Obviously not on the scale of silicon roundabout

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Elon Musk jumps overboard from Paul Allen's GIANT MOTHERSHIP

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Re: Cost Benefit

It absolutely makes sense from an energy point of view.

Instead of accelerating the vehicle through the dense lower atmosphere at huge speed/cost you gently lift it high enough for the second stage to work.

You also get to choose your launch position depending on what orbit you want - that's why the mothership has such large range.

The downside is the limited size/mass of the payload, mounting it so that it's safely held horizontally under gravity and then vertically under thrust and the extra complexity of the parent aircraft and it's crew

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Apple share dive scuppers trader's alleged get-rich-quick fraud scam

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Re: Double Standards

As Mr Leeson pointed out: "Nobody calls you a rogue trader when you're winning"

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Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

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Re: The value of Free Software

"If you don't compare to a reference copy, how do you know that it is the proper GPL license and not one that has a "now we own your first born" clause?"

No because then the contract would be a lie, if it says GL2 then the real GPL2 is what you are agreeing to.

Otherwise it would be like faking a banknote and saying that the other person accepted it so its OK

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Re: public domain

Many countries have no pubic domain - it's intended to protect authors.

With public domain you can always just take some work and say: "I thought it was public domain", where there is none you have to at least show some understanding that it did have an author - even if their rights have lapsed.

It's equivalent to compulsory voting - it seems pointless but makes it harder to prevent people exercising their rights.

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Re: I once read the EULAs

But this isn't low value - the Eula contain permission for just about everything and they include the right to change the rules. You might have just agreed to them using all your customer data for marketing purposes for example.

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Re: I once read the EULAs

Were you a director of the company?

If not you had no right to enter into a legal agreement with Adobe - you should have stopped and got a member of the board, and probably your company's legal council, to read and agree to the EULA before installing each update.

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Re: TLDR;

The kid's psychiatrist was also dead and the women turned out to be a man

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Re: The value of Free Software

The value of the GPL is that it is a single licence and other people who DO understand this stuff have read and checked that there isn't a "we now own your children clause" and most FOSS users have a decent understanding of it.

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EU joins Google, hippies, Uncle T Cobbleigh in fight against ITU

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Re: So what is the purpose of the ITU?

Except outside Iran. In the USA and UK it would resolve to the american version, in Turkey it would resolve to the Iranian one, in France it would resolve to the Iranian or USA one depending on the last row between their presidents.

Imagine if all international phone numbers depended on who was currently having a diplomatic row with who

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Re: So what is the purpose of the ITU?

The USA owns the domain name registry. So it could decide tomorrow to hand over all Iran's URLs to some American outfit - like it did with Iraq's. Then of course Iran would set up it's own root DNS so which site you got would depend on whose root DNS your ISP prefered. Then it would do the same for all those other axis-of-evil countries, and probably France.

The ITU was setup so that country's phone (and telegraph) systems would talk to each other. Suppose BT decided that instead of +98 being the country code for Iran it would use 98 for premium rate chat lines, France could decide to use +44 to give it some extra numbers.

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Hold the front page for ETERNITY: Murdoch kills The Daily

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Re: Don't knock the Daily Mail website

I never see those, but I have an hypocrisy filter on my browser

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Don't knock the Daily Mail website

Without them where would I get almost topless pictures of almost celebrities on the internet?

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Twenty years of text messages: We've reached Peak SMS

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Try being over here in the former colony / land of the free - I get charged 25c for RECIEVING a text on one plan.

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Nice work if you can get`

" the O2 engineer who sat up all night taking out the swearing, for which they were paid a pound a time."

Can I get a job removing swearing from internet posts for a quid each?

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Who's using 'password' as a password? TOO MANY OF YOU

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But then those passwords would become very uncommon and so excellent choices!

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Re: Ashley & Michael

> "Jesus? Why would you want to give him a Puerto Rican name?"

So nobody would know he was Jewish?

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PM demands media clean-up, not keen on doing much himself

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Re: The press have had their chance...

>Minimum damages to libel victims to be all profit for the issue(s) offending text published in

Yep more libel tourism - that's what we need.

A friend of mine is called Fitch, obviously being libelled by the janitor in the Harry Potter, so should be worth some lawyer taking a punt in return for all the HP profits.

>Imprisonment for editors happy to scapegoat innocent citizens

Yes that's not going to restrict reporting.

>Quadruple damages (as per first point) to privacy-invaded victims where Public Interest (as opposed to >interested public) cannot be shown

Public interest being decided by the government.court/police ? -

Or just by the side with the most expensive lawyers.

>Deportation for the entire readership of Hello and OK 'magazines'

At last, sensible policies for a better Britain.

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Re: Cameron - Grow a pair!

No I'm sure all of Murdoch's paper (including :The Sun Wot Won It" ) have a fiercely independent editorial line driven only by a careful analysis of the socio-economic impact of each parties manifesto and with total disregard to how their boss was treated

Similarly the great voting public would never be influenced by the tabloids come election time.

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House passes, Obama disses 55,000 visas for educated immigrants

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The British Solution

So the problem the Americans have is that they have a foreign student finishing a PhD in chip design at MIT are immediately kicked out of the country when they are done - so they can go to Korea and compete rather than working for Intel.

The obvious way to stop this is to cut down on the number of foreign students they allow into STEM masters/PhD programs - just like Britain is doing.

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Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.

That's because their treatment of non-Americans living and working there isn't very nice

A friend, who was head of dept at (probably) the USA's top physics dept, went to a conference at CERN and was arrested on returning to the USA.

Apparently it's an offence to leave the country while your citizenship application is being processed !

Fortunately the university has a lot of friends in Washington (aswell as access to nuclear weapons) so it was all cleared up in only a dozen or so visits to the INS office, lawyers, police etc

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'Look, isn't there some way we can get Julian out of here?'

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Re: needs "sunlight and fresh air".

I wonder if there was someway he could get a free long holiday in somewhere sunny, like Cuba?

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Competition watchdogs jump in bed, compare Google probes

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Ironic

All the monopoly commisions are forming a secret cartel behind everyone's back to fix their results?

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