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Court flushes VirnetX's $368m check from Apple down the toilet

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'hoarder' ?

Do Trolls hoard?

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Apple gives fanbois The Sweetest Thing: A delete button for that U2 album

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Re: 1st World Problems

Trouble with gift horses is that they still defecate in your lawn.

Don't give people shit they don't want

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Tough luck, Zuck! Man who claimed to own half of Facebook has fraud trial delayed six months

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Re: Maybe Fogg needs a ruling of a different kind

I think that anybody who says they are half-responsible for starting facebook should be ashamed of themselves.

That goes for Zuck too.

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Bank IT bod accused of stealing $40 MEEELLION from employer

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Re: Pffft, Amateurs!

s/wrong/right/

FTFY

Iceland knew what to do with their bankers!

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Hackers-for-hire raided 300 banks, corporates for TWELVE YEARS

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Black Helicopters

Crooks spent $150,000

This is clearly very organized crime - or maybe government 'black op'?

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Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

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Ivory Coast are also into android

http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/04/cote-divoires-tech-solutions-local-problems/

Their tablet has local spec to resist water splashes, humidity heat & dust. The point is that with android you can pick the features that matter locally & save costs on stuff that are less important to the bottom end of the market.

It maybe 'landfill' - but if your market is at the 'landfill' level it fits perfectly.

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Big Blue bludgeons its way to top of software-defined storage kingdom

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@Anonymous Coward

'Exciting' is not necessarily good for storage; 'reliable', 'flexible', 'cheap' are.

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Be your own Big Brother: Monitoring your manor, the easy way

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Re: Security?

He will probably take the camera too:

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/cyclists-mountain-security-camera-stolen-1.1560971#.VBa343V53UY

So don't spend much on it whatever you choose -or MAKE IT LESS CONSPICUOUS; Why are these cameras so big when it seems totally unnecessary

Of course expect anything loaded to the cloud to be leaked immediately, so make sure you know when it is off (or just cover it)

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Boffins: Searching for ALIENS is like looking for PIZZA among students

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@Captain DaFt

Perhaps we are a cosmic version of the Truman Show

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/

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Weekend reads: A new Poirot, drug-fuelled Champagne Supernovas and The Establishment

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Re: So...

you forgot the snakes

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T.S Eliot

The quote you should have used:

Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!

Icon: who else

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Stonehenge's HUMAN ABATTOIR was just a prehistoric Burning Man hippyfest site

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Burning man

If I remember correctly the Romans reported that the locals did burn men in wicker cages, shaped like men.

Icon: - well obviously

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Let XKCD's Randall Munroe satisfy your curiosity in this excerpt from his book, What If

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Re: heading to buy my copy now

I think that the wife would not appreciate Sorayama

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Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

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Joke

I think it is a typo

Since they removed the bloat it should be a PURGE edition

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SanDisk's record-busting 512GB SD CARD will fit perfectly in your empty wallet

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Re: A SD chip made for David Miranda

Stomach acids are quite strong, so you might still need to take prophylactic measures

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Sleepy spotless summer Sun's shock solar storm surge stuns scientists

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Yes, the New Zealanders & maybe even Tasmanians (lucky Devils) might see them.

Icon: well we don't have a Kiwi

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

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Re: I have 47 "albums" on my device

The kids in your family will all be singing along to Heinrich Ignaz (especially 'Laudate, pueri, Dominum')

But I thought that his name was spelt Biber

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Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched

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This article wierds me out

The image in particular.

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

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@Timmy Cratchit

I wish I could give you many upvotes for the Windows-Celine Dion analogy. It should become a new meme!

Eds: Get rid of old Paris please; she's gone to the (nano-pomeranian) dogs.

Icon: dump Paris!

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Retailers toast welcome return of Back2School notebook biz

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Re: indoctrination...

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_1404_mba2013gl&num=1

To quote:

Ubuntu 14.04 Now Runs Well On The 2013 MacBook Air, Beats OS X 10.9 In Graphics

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

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@alain williams

I am willing to place a small wager on nigerians being involved

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

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Re: Slough

I am somewhat older and think of the Slough of Despond

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Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

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Re: @Mark 85

killed less people - SO FAR

But they are trying hard to catch up.

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Boffins: Behold the SILICON CHEAPNESS of our tiny, radio-signal-munching IoT sensor

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Re: and best of all ...

Ant size is a bit vague. Some African Driver ant queens get large (more than 2 inches).

By the way - don't mess with an army of them, They are called Driver as everything has to get out of their way.

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Who on Earth would buy a digi-watch? Answer: NUDISTS - in their millions

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Chatham pocket?

There is always somewhere to keep your phone - but the camera function would find it too dark

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What's an Ultrabook? Now Intel touts 2-in-1 typoslabs to save PC biz

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Re: Cables?

If I am near other people:

- less chance of cross-contamination (I type to your machine, you type to mine)

- less chance of data / displays leaking (security!)

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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@Da Weezil

Having sampled TV in several countries I can conclude that most TV is abysmal.

Even so there are a few BBC programs that I would pay to watch when abroad, but simply don't get the chance.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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Joke

Pitbull dropped a large one in the woods

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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prior art from 2010

http://www.lofar.org/observing-multiple-lofar-station-beams

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Modelling the economy

I am surprised that we still don't have any reliable model of the economy where we can test out the effects of changes (whether made by politicians - like taxes, or external like world commodity prices). A good model should of course be able to model what has happened in the past before attempting the future.

The fact that many fund managers do no better than random picks suggests that we have no bloody idea about how markets work

http://investingcaffeine.com/2012/07/08/experts-vs-dart-throwing-chimps/

Until we do have a reliable model we should tell politicians to LEAVE IT ALONE.

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3D scanning made easy: Reg man ponders terrifying Xmas pressie

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all with your own face?

Sounds like you escaped from Rimmerworld

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Gee, everyone who wants a tablet has a tablet. Waiddaminute....

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Re: Hang on, am I too old for this?

obligatory xkcd

http://xkcd.com/378/

Trouble is: it is so hard to get the butterflies

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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@ Ledswinger

I would have a severely negative baggage allowance

However if I were running an airline I would split up any group of children so that no two sit next to each other; I remember how some boys would always misbehave at the back of the bus on any school trips.

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Something smells PHISHY: It's the celeb nudie iCloud PERV trap...

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@Sir Runcible Spoon

To be honest when I saw the list I had no idea who 99% of them are; not that I have any idea now of what these 'celebrities' are celebrated for.

But then I am probably not the target for the phishing; running a exe file indeed ! Without uploading and chmod +x

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@Khaptanin

onan onan onanism-opeia

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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

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@luker

But people have different aesthetic feelings; My taste might be more dadaist, and yours more Vermeer.

Similarly some perfumes irritate my nose.

What is 'nice looking' is not a universal value; some people don't even like Paris - see icon

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: Not forgetting regional variations

Aye but we had it tough! 'papword' was the most we could afford

coat! Its just a piece of newspaper

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Re: Sell-outs and friend betrayers

Betray Your Family & Friends. Fabulous Prizes to be Won" -to quote from Red Dwarf

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Pirate

booty

I see what you did there!

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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@big_D

I heard of a scheme which used a minimum wait time of about 0.5s (assumed the fastest anyone could type a reasonable password) and doubling that for every failed attempt.

Does anyone know if this is in use anywhere?

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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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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@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 haven't heard of 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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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN 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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