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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Amazing

It really is.

Flabbergasting really.

Over one hundred comments for something that is completely and utterly irrelevant.

Who would have thought?

Well, Parkinson I guess.

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: what Vegans think will happen to all those animals we breed for food and dairy

"Finally, if vegans want wild things to live in the wild, they need to be more vocal about the size of the human population"

Don't worry, they are already into it.

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Mac administrators brace for big changes to Apple-powered fleets

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Re: cue...

"I. Do. Not. Want. Another. Smeggin'. Adaper. In. My. Life."

Then, don't.

It is that easy.

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USS Zumwalt gets Panama tug job after yet another breakdown

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Re: Scotty?

On the other hand, the captain should kind of grateful that the engines can't take him.

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178 arrested in pan-European money mule crackdown

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Re: Cops 178, Criminals 0

More like disrupting their supply lines.

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Firefox hits version 50

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Re: "Why the high usage of Google's Chrome?"

Because it is the default browser in Android.

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Re: Chrome

"Do people not care about privacy?"

If they did Facebook wouldn't even exist.

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WileyFox Swift 2: A new champ of the 'for around £150' market

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Re: The Moto G4 Plus does. That's £190 iirc.

I have a third generation Moto G, it downloaded one update when I bought it in July and last month it got another.

It is supposed to get a Nougat update, but I'll believe it when I see it.

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Kotkin: Why Trump won

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Re: You get the politicians you deserve.

Absolutely, after all it's clear that someone that can't even deal his own party would have made a great president.

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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Re: How can any decent voter

Yep, the KKK is going to be just delighted when his orthodox jew son-in-law ends up being the real power in this presidency.

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The Reg seeks online community manager

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Nah, that makes you the anti regcommentard.

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World-leading heart hospital 'very, very lucky' to dodge ransomware hit

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Luck?

They had backups, that's competente not luck.

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Curl bashes 11 bugs

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Re: Didn't curl have the problem...

Nope.

Not even close really.

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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Re: Non-issue.

So, let's see if I got this straight.

Lots of British people here being amazed about people from other countries obeying traffic laws.

Lots of British people here complaining about bmw drivers disregarding traffic laws.

Everyone in the UK has a bmw?

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I've arrived on Mars. Argggh, my back!

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Re: 'simple'solution

That's the easy part

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Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog

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Re: Pint due.

Usually I am one of the most pacific, even passive, people you will ever meet.

But political nuts that insist on turning any thread into political shit make me wish you could legally shoot them on sight.

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SUSE: Question. What do you call second-place in ARM enterprise server linux? Answer: Red Hat

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Re: Whatever happened to peace and love in the free software world?

Think of it as the persians invading Greece with the biggest army ever mustered.

They should have won, easily, but the puny Greeks were so used to fighting among themselves that they won.

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Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

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Re: £

Absolutely, after all this hike depends on the value of the pound relative to the dollar, so the collapse of the EU will have a lot of influence on it.

And, lets not forget, the UK sells a lot in the EU, therefore the collapse of the UE will be great for the value of the pound.

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Disney aims for Netflix. If the deal was made, it would shoot itself in the foot

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Re: Really?

Deadpool is a Fox movie.

But then Pulp Fiction is a Disney movie, produced by their Miramax label.

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Re: Awww thats sad

Don't be absurd, Google don't sell your personal data, that's their biggest asset.

They sell ad placement based on that data that nobody else gets to see.

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Re: Fanboy alert

And swipe notifications, don't forget them

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Oracle loses (again) in battle to get Google Java case retried (again)

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Re: The UK has it better on this point

Actually, on the first trial Oracle was ordered to pay Google's legal bills, but with all these appeals and retrials I don't know if that still stands.

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What a time to be alive: Nissan reveals self-driving chair

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You wouldn't happen to browse ElReg with a GPS enabled gadget, would you?

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Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station

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Re: Heart of Gold ? - Pah!

People usually forget that it was the B-Ark passengers that survived while everyone else died.

And they died precisely because the B-Ark people weren't there doing their jobs, phone sanitizing of all things.

I don't know if Adams intended it, but it looks to me that it was a joke on people who think of others as their inferiors.

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Disney rollercoaster helps pop out kidney stones

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Looks like some doctor really wanted to take the Ig noble price home.

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Zuckerberg to spend $3bn+ to rid world of all disease by 2100 (Starting with Facebook, right?)

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Re: Why not cure entropy while we're at it?

My nan went the same way and it is truly painful.

If it's any consolation the average 'healthy' life expectancy keeps improving and they recently announced that a new drug is able to dissolve the protein plaques that destroy the neuron in Alzheimers.

So, medical research does work, even when founded by millionaires, Rockerfeller for example funded the eradication of the hookworm.

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Re: Yet another rich asshole's vanity project

Yes, yes, last year we had the first case of Diphtheria in Spain in thirty years because the parents of the child agreed with you.

The kid died, but I am certain the parents will take a lot consolation in your ADR figures, besides thanks to them the evil companies making the vaccines made less money. If that is not worth seeing your child die I don't know what could.

Meanwhile some of the kids that were with him in summer camp tested positive for the bacteria, but since their parents aren't complete morons and vaccinated them, those kids are alive and well.

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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Re: @fandom

"The typical 386 system did not have enough RAM to properly run Linux."

Not at all since Linux was first developed to run in 386 chips.

Actually the announcement for the first public release said:

"It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have "

Which is kind of funny in hindsight.

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On the other hand, even Linux ended up dropping support for 386 CPUs.

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Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

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Re: Missing the bigger picture...

That future has been 'not so distant' since the financial crisis started, somehow it hasn't happened.

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The problem is not the coal-powered electricity, the problem only comes when using Spain own coal.

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Waze to go, Google: New dial-a-ride Uber, Lyft rival 'won't vet drivers'... What could go wrong?

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Re: What a shame.

Except that Google already bought Waze about three years ago.

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Oracle campaigns for third Android Java infringement trial

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Re: The never ending Story

If I am not getting the names wrong, it is actually the same main lawyer that worked for SCO, David Boies.

He was also hired by Theranos which makes me wonder if he is ever hired by someone who is in the right.

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Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door

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When it comes to work safety there is no such thing as personal responsibility, it is always a lack of training or supervision.

As far as the law goes if he had been trained to push the button while not being in the way there would have been no accident.

But even if he had been trained, as far as the law goes there should have been a supervisor checking that people didn't push the button without following proper procedures.

And no, I am not kidding.

And they pleaded guilty in case a trial would have been even worse for them.

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Security firms team to take down rudimentary ransomware

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Re: ..resort to rm -rf??

No, but if you have a samba server it will cheerfully encrypt those files from a windows computer.

So, backups, but you knew that already.

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Apple, Facebook and Coinbase coughed data to finger alleged pirate king

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There is also more than one FBI agent.

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Fear not, humanity – Saint Elon has finished part two of his world-saving 'master plan'

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Sweden just got an electric highway

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Facebook deleted my post and made me confirm pics of my kids weren't sexually explicit

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"FB's business is the collection and sale of personal data"

He can hardly admit that, they are not in the business of selling personal data, what they do sell is ad placement.

The data they keep to themselves.

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FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

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Re: elReg trolling?

I am afraid they are being realistic.

Seriously, H. Clinton vs. D. Trump, is that the best the US can do?

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Isis crisis: Facebook makes Bristol lass an unperson

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Indeed, why do people waste their time in Facebook when they could be doing something interesting in real life like posting in The Register.

It boggles the mind, it really does.

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VW finds US$15 BEEELION under the couch to pay off US regulators

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Re: This raises the obvious question

So, the "Petrol lobby" created the scandal to make ICE engines look bad and press governments push for stricter controls and emission limits.

Sure, makes sense to me.

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Re: Profit motive.

Not exactly, Mitsibushi falsified the fuel economy data, not emissions.

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn hookup will be the END of DAYS, I tell you

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Re: Good, it was time for LinkedIn to die already

They already have a big chunk of Facebook.

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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

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Re: Don't blame the OEMs

But blame them too.

The Silver program would have required OEMs to release upgrades for their silver phones.

Naturally, they refused.

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Model's horrific rape case may limit crucial online free speech law

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Re: law enforcement?

"If there was an open police case, then why were these guys still going about their business?"

If you had read all the way to the third paragraph you would have seen something like:

"Flanders and Callum are serving life sentences"

Well deserved if you ask me.

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Universe's shock rapidly expanding waistline may squash Einstein flat

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Re: Too early to tell.

And Pauli postulated the existence of neutrinos so the equations would fit even though he thought we would never be able to detect them

And yet, we now have neutrino detectors.

So, now they are postulating the existence of something called 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' to make things fit, and, certainly, they may end up going the way of Phlogiston or Aether, but then, we may also end up detecting them.

As Einstein said: If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

As for scientists not explaining clearly, well, I am nothing but a lowly engineer, and yet I am used to getting blank stare from mundanes when I try to explain something technical, so?

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North Korea clones Facebook, forgot to change default creds

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"Stop believing everything you read."

That's easy, after all nobody does

"Stop being a consumer"

Sounds nice, but I Iike eating from time to time.

"Stop arguing for no reason"

Again, nobody does, but then I can see why you would like your word to be taken as gospell.

"Stop pigeon holing yourself."

Whatever that means

"Eat more asparagus."

How can I possibly do that without being a consumer?

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Sorry, I was wrong, you are not funny, you are hilarious.

But, for some reason, people insist on taking you seriously, talk about being gullible.

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Dude, you are funny

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