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Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights

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Re: Matt The problem with academics...

In what way? I mean this is pretty much whats happening with our electronic communications.

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Re: The problem with academics...

I've lived in some low populated areas, islands etc were petty crime such as theft etc were pretty low. Sort of places where you don't worry to much when you forget to lock your door, or don't have to be super aware about muggings etc.

I have also lived in some pretty rough areas and as such I can see the point of locking your door, and having police officers on the street and being a lot more self aware when walking about.

At no point though would I condone having the police let themselves into mine or other peoples homes and having a riffle without the need for a warrant on the basis of just in case.

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Re: It is not my own government I am most worried about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK8sxngSWaU

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Re: @FormerKowloonTonger Lest We Forget.

1. Actually not all Muslims believe in the Burkha, you are generalising massively.

2. Likewise for pedophilia.

3. As someone pointed out the Nazis was war and we spied on the enemy, we didn't treat our own citizens as the enemy.

4. I have no problems with targeted checking, but I do have problems with our civil liberties being eroded and laws being put in place to do that. Our civil liberties which you are so worried about these Muslims taking, well our governments doing that instead. Our country has been pretty strongly founded on things like our inherent rights for a long time now we shouldn't just give them up for fear the chances of you being killed in a terrorist attack in the UK, is probably lower than you being killed by a cow or a dog.

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You like jumping out of planes? Try the new GoPro 4. Short walks? There's a Hero instead

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Re: I wish they gave an option for other lenses.

That's exactly what I am thinking off, its small enough I could pack it in a rucksack where space might be premium for a long holiday of a few months, its small enough to tuck in a BCD pocket as well.

Plus as expenditure goes, proper nice dive kit is expensive as hell the costs of a housing for a good video camera or DSLR is really pricey sometimes more than the camera, its not the sort of stuff the average person buys to try out and find out if they like uw photography/ videography, but having used some poor quality kit before that could put you off as well as its a bit discouraging to have nothing but bad shots. This comes at fair point for quality v price v ease of use.

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Re: I'm a total video noob

I don't know how you'd hide the purchase from the missus.

But once you have bought it you can use it for a video log of her growing shoe collection and such in the wardrobe for ammo when she finds out.

Then you can recoup some cost of your gopro with you've been framed or similar because you know how that sort of escalation is going to turn out.

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Re: I wish they gave an option for other lenses.

I have to say seeing some go pro diving films, including ones I have been on the dives so have some idea of the conditions they were filming in, they seem alright.

For me this is for the enthusiast and someone who wants that camera for holiday dives and travelling around as a cheap option, (Compared with a proper set up for underwater video with a good vid camera plus housing plus lights minus a fair bit of bank balance), I'd be happy to take one on diving trips and its dinky enough you can carry it at all times for dive trips.

Would be interesting to see how it compares to something like a nice compact like a RX100 in a dive housing for filming though.

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Pizza stores popped, sandwich stores sacked in PoS plunder

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PoS

Its stopped meaning point of sale.

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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Re: Oh so true...

You're right and lets not forget if I install itunes on windows I'll never complain about any other program being shit and buggy in comparison.

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Re: Oh so true...

Yes but with a CD or DRM free downloads I own my music.

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'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'

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Re: Management

To be fair my manager never micromanaged me they preferred to micromanage the team members below, fail to tell me of the changes and then berate me for not being fecking pyschic.

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Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT

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Re: Who cares about Emma Watson?

A degree from an Ivy league university, delivering speeches to the UN and being worth 60 million by the age of twenty four, is disappointing? Your daughter must be in for a tough time.

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Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims

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Re: Dear Rupert

Nah don't ban it.

Its useful, whenever I have doubts about something I read stuff from Murdoch and the daily mail, then just choose a reciprocal heading from them and my morals are back on track.

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Giuliani's CALL OF DUTY: defeat Noriega in EPIC BOSS BATTLE

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Guilani hasn't seen

the first part of the game yet, were you play a CIA agent turning a blind eye, and helping with a bit of smuggling in order to help the baddy build up his fortune ready for a coup.

I really like the cut scene were you do coke with Escobar.

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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@ anon

So you would have no trouble about a bunch of people now tracking you down, releasing your address, pics of your kids etc etc now, since you have put a comment on the public web?

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The Irony

The irony is most of these idiots are probably also squealing about infringements from getting spied on by the NSA and then think nothing about doing stuff like this and doxxing people.

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Re: Nice?

You do realise there's a difference between acting and real life.

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Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

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Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.

That must have been some conversation with the post office.

"Did you check and see the neighbours haven't got it? Maybe he tucked it behind the bins..."

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Stricter shark and manta ray trade rules enforced from today

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Re: Alas...

It must be hard working out populations of species because the distances some creatures travel.

For example they thought there was more bluefin tuna about, then found out the Japanese stock and the American stock they were counting were of the same school they just moved round more than expected.

Great whites etc have been shown to travel literally thousands of miles to mate, and we still don't know where they and a lot of other animals go to once they leave the nearness of our coastlines.

I don't think scientists are making up stock estimates to get grant money though.

There is a lot of evidence of over fishing or habitat loss for marine life, after all.

The Thais sell a lot of stingray skin, the rays are also used for foodstuff (we do as well we call it skate), and also leather (which is really tough I have a shagreen leather wallet that's in its twentieth year and the leather just doesnt wear down), but more recently the pressures of this industry are starting to have a negative impact. The other problem especially with sharks that I have seen in places like Thailand is they often catch little ones for eating along with the big ones (takes about 7 years for a shark to mature enough to mate, you see a little three foot shark on a stand somewhere its like catching and keeping undersized catch), and they don't discriminate on what type it is let alone worry about its CITES standard, (not that CITES means much anyway I could take you to markets where you can pick up all manner of endangered species in a lot of SEA cities).

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Read The Gods of War for every tired cliche you never wanted to see in a sci fi book

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At least

the authors haven't started a religion yet.

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Weekend reads to tickle your intellectual palate: From Nazis to Invisibility

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I haven't read any of his books, but Tom Clancy put his name behind the Netforce books, if that's what he thinks good writing is he accords as much respect as Dan Brown.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: Something forgotten

I have to say after having a nose inside even a cheaper quality timepiece (TAG) I was quite impressed with how well it was put together.

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Re: Well said

I'd disagree with that my friend has a couple of Breitlings, a Rolex and one from IWC, he paid for them all by himself.

I don't know if that makes it a status symbol to only those who know about watches, but the IWC is also very simple looking you probably at first glance wouldn't think its a pricey timepiece.

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NATO nations 'will respond to a Cyber attack on one as though it were on all'

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Re: Cyber attack?

I guess it would be off putting to get up one morning look out your window and find the collected armed forces of several countries parked on your front lawn.

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eBay, Facebook, Tumblr ALL go TITSUP in me-too MULTI-FAIL

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Re: Can someone please explain to a non techy bod like me

they change the people peddling on the dynamos.

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Cave scrawls prove Neanderthals were AT LEAST as talented as modern artists

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Even all those years ago there was probably some poor sod was being told why its so important that all the clay pots match in style and shade of ochre.

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As good as our current artists.

I think even Gorillas could give some of our artists a run for their money, I recommend you check Apple Chase on that link.

http://www.koko.org/gorilla-art-0

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Claimed Home Depot credit card hack could be biggest retail breach yet

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Re: The U.S. should move to chip-and-PIN anyway...

I have been given the impression that there is some more fundamental security problems than that at the meat end. Someone who has just emigrated over there has told me he has been asked in many stores and restaurants if he is actually a legal immigrant.

However they have been quite happily accepting his wife's card without checking, at one place even going so far as to call an ex 6'3'' rugby player Mrs XXXX during the transaction.

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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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Daily Mash

I know its from last time a celeb was hacked but the daily mash article on the Scarlett Johansson pics was worth a giggle.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-technology/johansson-photos-change-everything-says-dawkins-201109164314

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Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

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Depending on the source its said that between a quarter to a third of our MP's are private landlords who have bought through buy to let schemes.

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

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Re: Why?

Because someone at military industrial complex marketing convinced them that ICBM was just so passe, and that hypervelocity kill weapon was what all the cool kids are saying/ playing with now.

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I’ve never paid for it in my life... we are talking Wi-Fi, right?

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Yep see a similar sort of thing in parts of SEA with WiFi. Just a card with log in details, most ever had to do was ask.

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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Re: Western morality

Actually Hitler was not elected by popular vote, he lost the election but a lot of politicking and then another dodgy election consolidated his power.

Follow that with some nice propaganda and a populace that was cowed into not saying to much against the Nazis and you really had a dictatorship.

Frankly the situation is screwed because you have to many hawks in power on both sides, there's some over there that seem to hate so much that there is never going to be peace unless they lose power on both sides.

Problem is it would have to be simultaneous, if its not then one sides hawks are going to end up causing the political weakening of the other sides doves who would be seen as weak when facing the other countries aggressive pursuit of their agendas.

They're both feeding off each other.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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@Ivan 4

I would argue that the right wingers who think we should go over and bomb the wogs till they behave probably haven't helped the situation either.

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

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Satire

I'll leave this bit of Chris Morris here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU_FXnSjBLY

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Re: What are your plans to respond to an asteroid impact?

1. Please take up the position of "on all fours".

2. Find a loved one or if they are not available a colleague to do the same.

3. Make them take up the same position but to the side of you and facing in the opposite direction.

4. You can now kiss each others arse goodbye.

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Once whilst temping for the council I had a customer tell me we could save a fortune on fuel by moving all bin depots to the top of hills (we were in Yorkshire) and just letting the bin lorries run down the hills and use the momentum to crest the next hill, and wanted to know why we hadn't thought f implementing this practice.

Nah dragon attack probably isn't the most stupid request.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Re: No real surprise, really

It's always swordfish, works with every secret society as well.

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SynoLocker Trojan crime gang: We QUIT this gig

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Re: Scam?

You sometimes need to be honest to be a criminal.

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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I think one of the best things we could do would be to reintroduce some sort of home economics back into school, teach people some cooking, some budgeting, how credit works etc.

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Re: there is a legitimate use for these...

Furthermore if you're living hand to mouth such that you can't handle a small unexpected outgoing the last thing you need is a payday loan.

That's unfortunately the problem the most vulnerable are getting screwed.

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Re: If you need a payday loan then you shouldn't get one.

I'd say quite a lot do use cash converters actually. To me a quick indicator of how well a towns economy seems to be doing at the moment is to check the amount of pound shops and pawn shops.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Re: On the matter of the public's right to know. (They don't!)

FACT: "Signing" as in 'throwing a gang sign means you are in a gang. There are pictures of the kid throwing gang signs all over the media.

No being a gang member means you are in a gang.

Plenty of kids do stuff like through gang signs because its cool or whatever it does not mean they are in a gang.

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Re: "puts his life on the line every day"

Its quite clear you have also convicted the person shot. How about we wait for the trial.

Oh and I quite like being Eurotrash if it means I can walk around a city without fear of some gun toting idiot whatever side of the law they may be on.

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Re: On the matter of the public's right to know. (They don't!)

"It's pretty obvious to me that one look at that picture tells me he's hooked up with gangs. It is a "right of passage" of gangs to kill a cop or some bystander."

The media have been criticised on their choice of pictures causing a negative bias, I didn't think anyone was that daft..... but well done you for proving me wrong.

"Therefore the cop shouldn't even think once before unloading a whole magazine into the scumbag."

I was going to say "Admit it what you really want to say is I should shoot him coz he's black", but then I realised you may not be racist and think anyone white and not dressing correctly should receive such fascist treatment as well. Rather remarkable considering you are complaining about prejudice in the same post

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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner: Capital is top target for computer thieves, say police

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Re: An alternative viewpoint is...

Seriously there's lots of normal people doing jobs in London who are underpaid and living in shitty areas and getting screwed by the politicians and bankers as any Northern town you want to balance a chip on your shoulder in.

You need to sort out your prejudices.

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: Wikipedia Rules

Teas still an army requirement now.

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-british-perfected-the-art-of-brewing-tea-inside-an-armored-vehicle-1cc012f3ee54

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Re: Carbs are the killers

I don't think it should be an extreme of anything, the best diet is one that's balanced. You may not slim down as fast but you have additional health effects from it.

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Re: Wikipedia Rules

A full English probably was thought of as healthy in those days, know old dockers from Tilsbury they would eat that and have a few pints in the morning just for the calories to get through to lunch time.

Also shame on you saying that about a fry up, I almost clicked the report abuse button.

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