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Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity

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WTF is a warfighter? Was there something wrong with saying military?

Simpleton Bush language still smouldering out there.

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UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta PIRATES

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Such a shame...

..that the acronym couldn't work out to PICPU.

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Symantec fires CEO Steve Bennett: To lose 1 chief is unfortunate, to lose 2 is OK, apparently

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When it comes to Symantec, I'm not sympathetic.

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Kent Police fined £100k for leaving interview vids of informants in old cop shop

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The information fell into the wrong hands when the police got it.

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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A bit early to buy visittropicalgreenland.com ?

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Apple flops out latest OS X Mavericks beta, hopes sound+graphics sorted

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I do not understand the frenzy to update. No OS X release has been useful until after the 10.x.5 release at minimum. Up to then it's beta-land.

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Morrisons supermarket hit by MASSIVE staff payroll data robbery

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"We are liaising with the police and highest level of cyber crime authorities."

That is reassuring.

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Delhi police forget passwords to corruption portal, ignore 600 crimes

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Re: I wonder...

It's like the one in the US: To Protect (the wealthy) and to Serve (warrants on poor people).

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Apple finance overlord Oppenheimer: I love Apple, but I gotta get this pilot licence. See ya

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Do I hear a bell tolling faintly?

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Reports pump fuel into iCar gossip: Apple in 'talks' with Tesla

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Not just an Acquisition...

but a confession as well. The idea gauge reads empty.

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Google, Apple pop a cap in that Flappy Birds crapp app flapp

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Angry Flappy Birds

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You DON'T need a new MacBook! Reg man fiddles with Fusion, pimps out vintage Pro

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What happens if one of the drives fails physically? Let's say we want to try the freezer trick to grab some data, can it be stuffed in a case and mounted externally after being formatted that way?

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Gold meddler: Doctor Who is 50 years old TODAY

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Did anyone else notice another anniversary coincident with this one?

One of the stumbling blocks to resolving that other anniversary is that more than one shooter was possibly involved, yet only one was apprehended. For 50 years there have been arguments about whether the shooter acted alone, yet physical evidence of additional shooters is sparse.

Was a Tardis near the grassy knoll that day?

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Lavabit, secure email? Hardly, says infosec wizard Moxie Marlinspike

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Why didn't Snowden understand the vulnerability?

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Tesla battery fire pushes beleaguered firm's share price even lower

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A little anecdotal data point: Last summer I was commuting into Miami. Over the course of two weeks I saw the same Tesla car 4 times in traffic. Two of them on its own power and two of them on a rollback. It's surprisingly large in person, nice looking. But the rollback frequency is reminiscent of 80's Jaguar ownership.

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Apple scrambles to fix buggy Mavericks apps

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Apple Upgrades

Why do people even consider this before the .6 revision is out?

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If you're not paying, you're product: If you ARE paying, it's no better

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Replacing Facebook

Replacing Facebook is idiotic, I agree. Better to host my own site with info I can delete and change at will, and avoid free services as much as possible. There are these things called search engines that can find me anyway if someone wants to look me up. I can type short blurbs if I want to be succinct, without signing up for yet another service that limits my characters for me. I can have private pages that stay private and can be removed.

This is all dependent upon my not being egotistically bound to artificial stats about how may people are paying attention to me. Which are mostly set up to drive the user to produce even more free content. Or have trolly articles with half-baked conclusions. Like certain articles on certain tech sites, say.

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Cinnamon Desktop: Breaks with GNOME, finds beefed-up Nemo

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File Browser Question

Is it possible to have a column view in Nemo like OS X?

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Redmond expands fanboi trade-in program to include iPhones

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Will they throw in a free Zune?

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Android chief leaves Google for Chinese fork seller Xiaomi

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No non-competes in Cali...

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Guardian lets UK spooks trash 'Snowden files' PCs to make them feel better

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change

Who's being a third-world country now?

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Google brings Blink-powered Chrome to Windows and Mac OS X

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A bot that responds to a Doctor Who reference with another?

Would it be called Re:Tardis ?

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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

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"- the Obama administration will deal with it."

Objective historians agree...

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HP confirms it's back in the smartphone business

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Make it a ball-shaped dingus

That way, when they drop it, the metaphor will be doubly appropriate.

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Techies at The Onion: Here's how Syrian Electronic Army hacked our Twitter

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Re: Look on the bright side

Those tweets were the first time anything REMOTELY funny has been published online under The Onion name.

Yup, got it.

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

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Cloud Reliance = Idiocy

or Suicide, I hear the rate is rising int he US. Must be middle-aged corporations as well.

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jQuery 2.0 kicks old Internet Explorer versions to the curb

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Re: Kicks to the what now?

Also a congregation...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Curb

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Steve Jobs' death clears way for Adobe CTO defection

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"This is just another sign of a long, slow decline...."

Exactly, I read it as a death knell.

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Mozilla to Apple: we don't care about iOS

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Safari, the short bus of browsers

That is all.

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Google's Wi-Fi sniffing to result in $7 million fine

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Time

"...based on its 2012 revenue of $US50 billion, it's about 1 hour, 13.5 minutes of the Chocolate Factory's income."

So make the fine in hours of enforced downtime or revenue from that time. 24 hours might have stung a bit.

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Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow

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No Mention of Pinguy?

I'd think it would be a top contender for a beginner/switcher. Rarely takes any explanation when I've installed it for folks. Just put the stuff they want in Docky and let them at it.

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Microsoft Dell deal would restore PC makers' confidence

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Good to see that Dell is taking his own advice and giving the money back to the stockholders. MS is getting into integration with hardware. Sounds like the way another computer company does things. And we saw what happened to the clones.

"Silver Lake’s portfolio includes Avaya, Go Daddy, GroupOn, Skype and Zynga"

Sounds like a death knell. Maybe they should call themselves Mercury Lake.

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Did hackers uncover Petraeus' saucy affair webmails before FBI?

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Broadwell played him well

Got access, wrote book with his info, outed him for free publicity. Well played.

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Habitable HEAVY GRAVITY WORLD found just 42 light-years away

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Alien

Wrong end

We keep looking at habitability from the wrong end. We need to suss out what makes us what we are, and implant that in a body that has fewer stringent requirements for survival and doesn't age, something that can use anything as fuel, has a long sleep/hibernation mode. Once that is done, the universe is our playground. The way we think now is like going camping with raw eggs instead of hard boiled, and working around that rather than exploring. Mammal bodies are ridiculously susceptible to allergies, viral and bacteriological attacks, and maundering behavior from chemical imbalances. Time to move on.

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Underdone iTunes put back in oven for another month

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iFail

In general the database-driven iApps are frustrating to anyone above a novice, or anyone who wants to put media files on something besides an iPod. I'm using all 3rd-party apps, why spend for another Mac? Do some reviews on better Linux lappies, Reg.

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Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook review

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Re: This is not an ultra book

But is is shiny!

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Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

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Menace always needed...

Linux, the new communism.

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Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word

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Another word that could be used is FCC Complaint.

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WiReD surgically removes damaged neurotrash 'expert'

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How does it feel?

Once upon a time you dressed so fine

You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you ?

People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"

You thought they were all kiddin' you

You used to laugh about

Everybody that was hangin' out

Now you don't talk so loud

Now you don't seem so proud

About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel

How does it feel

To be without a home

Like a complete unknown

Like a rolling stone ?

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The dead reanimates as HP ships Open webOS beta

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Is this about patents?

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HTC hawks fresh Desire for market boost

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Was Ive's mum scared by an Altoids box while she was carrying him?

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Yahoo! bureau! chief! sacked! for! Mitt Romney! racism! jibe!

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Ya know

If you were an evil guy with lots of henchmen and you wanted to destroy the US, all you'd have to do is get Republicans elected. Selling natural resources for cheap (fracking), cutting the financial legs out from everyone, encouraging ignorant obedience, helping the psycho 1% hoard even more in whatever game they play at that level...no nukes needed, no terrorist tricks, just get Repubs into office.

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Apple accuses Samsung of abusing its 3G power

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Trollface

Apple...

...accusing someone of overcharging for something.

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Zynga COO quits: Game over for John Schappert

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Trollface

Re: Zynga board games lol

And Oligopoly... or is that hitting a bit close?

Maybe the answer will show up in a round of Casual Chase.

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Neurotrash creativity 'expert' created Dylan quotes from thin air

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Pirate

Jonah Swallowed By Own Whopper

Headline for sale...see title.

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Belkin YourType Folio

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Re: Fantabulous

3. Buy a proprietary connector just to be able to save your work to another drive.

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What is French designer Philippe Starck up to over at Apple?

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Curves Redux?

Maybe Apple can release something that doesn't look like it was designed by someone whose mom was frightened by an Altoids tin while she was carrying him.

Oops, no such luck, just a boat...

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Giant paper plane thunders across Arizona sky

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Typical performance

Sadly the museum was taken over by the kind of folks who would think this was a good idea some years ago, causing a real flight of knowledgeable docents. The flight path of the "paper" airplane parallels that of the institution.

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LightSquared hits FCC right where it hurts

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I wonder if the FCC personnel that approved it are now working for LS. This might be a perfect case for illustrating the issues that result from the revolving door between US Gov and Industry.

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