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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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WTF?

Re: finian

Must be a reference to Finian's Rainbow. Anything with Fred Astaire & Petula Clark as 'Irish' pursued by leprechauns

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BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV

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Gimp

@Christian Berger

What about SL4A, qpython and ruboto for your android?

Learning some scripting language on a phone is quite possible

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Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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@Phil O'Sophical

To be a 'Celebrity' you have to be a sort of narcissistic twit. It goes with the territory.

Occasionally (very rarely) these celebrities can act or perhaps sing.

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One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online

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Re: Trust your data to the cloud they said

'safe' means it is never, ever, going to be lost 'convenient' means anyone can find it.

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Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds

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@mark63

The problem might not be with the little old lady next door, but a visiting grandchild scriptkiddie 'helping' her

but do use MAC filtering & psk2

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MPs to gaze upon biometric data industry's ID-gobbling tech

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Re: Let's get it over with...

I think you mean New World Order.

Icon: I doubles as a Faraday cage when I put the hood up

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Re: Of course new laws are required

How about Theresa May herself?

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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4 point type

I thought that legal entities LOVED small print; I see it in most contracts I am expected to sign

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Yosemite Siri? Apple might plonk chatty assistant on your desktop - report

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Re: Here is how it will work...

Eleven!

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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: Lets get this straight

Maybe it is related to availability of receivers of stolen goods (fences to you and me)

- people usually steal stuff for money. If there is no market it isn't interesting.

People will steal the strangest things if they can sell them

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/endangered-cycads-stolen-from-kirstenbosch-1.1730495#.U-jR9nV53UY

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Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM

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Unhappy

@John Tserkezis

I remember seeing this memorable quote:

The main expertise of telecoms companies is not telecoms, it is billing

This fits most situations I have seen when dealing with them.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: 2014

No - Irish coffee!

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

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I for one

welcome our cyber-amphibian overlords

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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internal applications

Out of curiosity - does anybody know of mission critical business apps running in ActiveX??

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

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Re: The Correct Term

After all the UK population is less than 1 % of the world population

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African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

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Re: Suffering

What about the pain and suffering we are given from crappy and irritating music in shops, shopping malls, gyms etc. It annoys me a lot and for my wife (a musician) there are some shops she cannot bear to enter.

Icon - the volume and sound quality

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

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Re: Seeing a big hole in the page

They think you don't want to see it using its RUBBER GLOVES

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: Questions for rocket scientists:

Are we simply talking about radiation pressure here?

If so, why not just use mirrors - like a solar sail?

haul on the bowline ye lubbers

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EE rolls out London bus pay-by-bonk app – only fandoids need apply

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to quote Flanders and Swann

The big six-wheeler, Scarlet-painted, London Transport, Diesel-engined, Ninety-seven horse-power, Omnibus

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Linux

@corcoran

A Precise Puppy maybe?

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyPrecise

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: I guess their Tweet is better...

NO WAY is it better

What I expect is this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOvm_RMlkok

also with "Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the^W Blues^W Brothers^W Mark Zuckerberg HAS been approved."

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Sneaker-maker Reebok cooks up performance-enhancing BACON

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smoked running shoes??

I think rhebok (Pelea capreolus) bacon would be tastier

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4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles

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Re: HEVC for SD

If this signal processing stuff were done in FPGA you wouldn't need new hardware you would just reconfigure.

Does anyone use this technology for TVs?

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

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Re: Hmmm

you're golding it wrong

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Pint

7: The Romans Popularized Screws Throughout Their Empire

Judging by the picture you have an odd idea of popular.

Perhaps that explains some articles

I would have been happier with the wine press (or even olive oil press)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ba7lj8a1Awo/S31nrdgIrMI/AAAAAAAAMbk/v95Qr7GXfo8/s1600/roman.jpg

Icon: well you don't have a wine glass

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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@Anonymous Coward

SOME driving is enjoyable.

Creeping along in rush hour traffic is not. What I would prefer is a switch (driverless or with) so that during the rush hour crap I can read a paper, check the internet for news, eat some toast, have some tea etc.

However I have seen people doing that already while 'driving' in traffic

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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

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Alert

feline world takeover imminent

This was just scoping out our technology (which failed!)

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

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Terminator

klaatu barada nikto

s/o/a/

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: The chocolate is still shit, though.

Yes, NO E476 for me please!

Stick to proper chocolate like something from Lindt.

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Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act tied up, thrown in the hold

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Pirate

@beast666

Some pirates back then were (and are now) wenches.

http://www.bonney-readkrewe.com/legend.html

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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Re: No caps menus

.WHO .WOULD .WANT .AN .ALL .CAPS .MENU?

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The seven nations where SIM CARDS outnumber PEOPLE

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Re: Not just people

even traffic lights

http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Criminals-after-traffic-light-SIM-cards-in-Pretoria-20120725

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It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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Re: Sigh......

At least you don't have a bathtub in reception.

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Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

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Re: So it's OK to copy a series of photographs...

No, just 'quote' every other pixel. Or compress slightly more

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FRIKKIN' LASERS could REPLACE fibre-optic comms cables

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Terminator

@Robin Bradshaw

I'll have a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range

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Who should do security clearance checks? Did you say 'chat-bot'? This military slinger hopes so

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Terminator

Re: Robot interviews

No, they are referred to as 'droids'

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Turing biopic with Cumberbatch, Knightley to premiere at London Film Festival

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Re: "Joan Clarke was rather plain,"

Make up your own mind about Keira:

http://www.stars-without-makeup.com/-/pics/keira-knightley/24038-keira-knightley-without-makeup.jpg

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

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FAIL

Flagships

Most of them are like the Vasa, which sailed 1300m on her maiden voyage and sank.

They don't even have the dignity of getting as far as the Titanic

Icon - most government 'flagships'

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Cave pits, ideal for human bases, FOUND ON MOON

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Alien

cavemen in SPAAAAACE

So back to our troglodyte origins?

Seriously it does seen a good idea to stay in a cave as long as it is safe (see icon)

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That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

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surely it is all over by now.

Elvis abiit ad aedificationem

icon - its a cloak

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Re: Well there is flaw right there....

Yes, but what about using one-way screws? They are common enough around here and, as long as they are counter sunk and used with some Locktite or similar adhesive, are truly hard to remove. You are reduced to drilling them out. That might get the attention of security staff

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Big Brother

@chivo243

No, I can only smell the "powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity" (to quote Tennessee Williams)

The moment governments shout 'Terrorist' or 'Paedo' I smell bullshit.

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German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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Re: But in the past mechanical Typewriters divulged their secrets to the spys

Yes, better stick to clay tablets or roman tabula rasa (waxed board).

Erase the first with a hammer and the second with heat

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Elon Musk GIVES UP ON SEX: He'll make do with a 'cheap' Tesla III instead

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obvious name for a SU crossover

Tesla SUX

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Crooks fling banking Trojan at Japanese smut site fans

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"malicious Java applet"

My experience is that most of them are malicious

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Programming languages in economics: Cool research, bro, but what about, er, economics?

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@Charles Manning

APL!

The one with the funny symbols?

I haven't seen anyone use APL in decades; surely a scripting language with vector algebra (maybe python with Numpy or similar) would be easier

Anyone out there: Do you use APL

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Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330

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What about the AIR quality

My main problem with flights is the recycled air that everyone has coughed and sneezed in; I have known colleagues who had to sit around a guy with the flu for 8hrs and then (guess what!) they all contracted it.

My wife occasionally blacks out on long haul flights with the low oxygen levels (or maybe it is aerotoxic syndrome).

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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Re: Hmmm

"top-secret Ryanair flight from Stansted to a five-year waterboarding holiday at Guantanamo"

Which is the cruel and unusual punishment - the Ryanair flight of stay it Gitmo?

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FBI and pals grab banking Trojan zombielord's joystick

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Merchant of Venice

'Shylock, we would have moneys"

- very aptly named

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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@Eddy Ito

plural should be Linuces (like 'dux') or 'Linuxes'

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