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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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Coat

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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Coat

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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WTF?

@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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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

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Memo to self

Must avoid Nyan Cat videos... at least on Mplayer2

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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@MrNed

Azure is a bona-fide word for blue and it has a hard 'z' as in adze. If they wanted the soft sound the should have put an 's' or two.

It is close to #007FFF

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Cosmic dust riddle BREAKTHROUGH: Study tackles stuff of the universe

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@Neil Barnes

Compression heats gas up BUT after it has been compressed the higher density gas can cool off much faster (because the radiation mechanisms are more efficient) so the net effect is to cool it.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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WTF?

"We never meant to upset you."

I had the impression that this was exactly what they were trying to do

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El Reg is looking for a new London sub-editor

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sitpub

I like the email address. It suggests a good place for journalists to work

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

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Thumb Down

@Anonymous Coward

'hiding themselves' - a bit rich from an Anonymous Coward

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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Headmaster

@Adam1

That is a noun!

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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@kmac499

Mark Cuban must have a lot of trouble getting paid then

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Speed of light slower than we thought? Probably not

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Re: Silly question...

Both are affected by gravity but

- neutrinos hardly interact and go 'straight out'

-light will interact with any matter in and around the supernova and will take some time to get out. How long depends on a lot of detailed understanding that we might not have got right.

for example photon diffusion time (getting absorbed, re-emitted in random walk style ) from the sun's core to its surface is estimated to be about 170,000 years, despite its radius being about 2.3 light seconds.

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Re: Mogpiss Monday Blues

But the elephant would have more problems getting over the garden wall!

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HP gets 'Playboy model and the ex-CEO' lawsuit kicked out ... AGAIN

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respect

The only person who comes out of this with any personal dignity and self respect is Ms Fisher

Mark comes out as a complete Hurd

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

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Stop

@danny_0x98

So Quattro Pro was just a gateway drug, now you are hooked on the hard stuff

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excel as a database

Just say No.

Maybe that should be "Just say Nooooooo!"

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/854/vader_NOOOO.jpg

If you want to take statistics on your database you can use a statistics package like Sofa - which connects to databases.

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Android SMS worm punts dodgy downloads... from your MATES

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FAIL

Re: Dear [NAME], Look the Self-time, http://goo.gl/

Not only click the link, but download and install

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Look the Self-time

What the hell does that mean?

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Drone's drug airdrop mission ends in failure for Irish prisoners

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Re: Has to be said..

s/loose/lose/

FTFY

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US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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WTF?

Re: Light sprinkle of sanity

rotten cake = 'bolo podre' = tapioca pudding ??

I have never heard of it with icing.

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Brit bank Barclays rolls out voice recog for telephone banking

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FAIL

What about Prof Hawking? Will his account get emptied?

Voice recognition (as opposed to speech) is really hard -particularly down a crappy noisy narrowband phone line with background noises. Sometimes I struggle to recognise close relatives on the phone.

How it would recognise one speech synthesizer from another I cannot see.

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TIME TRAVEL TEST finds black holes needed to make photons flit

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Mushroom

strong general relativistic effects for quantum cloning

Just waiting to hear that the NSA is building a black hole to decrypt everything

- what could possibly go wrong?

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Cisco open-sources experimental cipher

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Re: The Naor and Reingold

I thought that Reingold was assisted by Niebelungen

Icon -closest I could get to a dwarf was a troll

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Joke

I really like your FOAD button for facebook -so will you be my friend?

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POND SCUM shine a path to more efficient solar cells

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Devil

Re: Oh, THAT kind of pond scum.

Hmm. I think we really ought to test your ground-up politicians idea

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Flame

Rebranding

Still sounds to me what you would do to cattle after rustling them - with a red hot iron in a fire...

(memories of old cowboy films)

Hmm sounds like what should be done with people suggesting it!

-icon: get that fire going.

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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Black Helicopters

the personal accommodations and amenities you can't find at commercial airports

I would like the 'accommodations and amenities' that Mr Snowden would find at the end of his flight

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China puts Windows 8 on TV, screams: 'SECURITY, GET IT OUT OF HERE!'

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gerdesj

add -ly also is very valuable in Scrabble

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

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To quote that wise sage Harry Nilsson

Duit On Mon Dei

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