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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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@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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AMD tops processor evolution with new mobile Kaveri chippery

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Unhappy

performance

We all know how well the Marxian bit worked for economies

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The hoarder's dilemma: 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Re: Athlon XP 2400 PC

Would probably work fine as a firewall or file server for the house

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@I ain't Spartacus

well the Dark Matter should be about 75% of the mass of the universe.

I suspect that the rest is floppy drives and reel-to-reel tape decks

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How about printing your electricity?

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@Callam McMillan

a case for implementing 'lp0 on fire'

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Rich bitch sorority girls actually more likely to put out than low-class 'sluts': Study

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Re: Sociology or gossip?

If you have to apply for a grant you are not rich enough for them to talk to

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Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME

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Terminator

Re: Are they sure that this is unintended behaviour?

Possibly 3 extra laws should be added

- Creep people out as much as possible

- Embarrass the owner at all times

- Feedback all information to appropriate spy agencies

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Linux app lets you control fruit fly brains - with frikkin' LASERS

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Linux

Finally

a linux app that we really need!

This should be a huge breakthrough

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128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours

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Re: And the obvious error in that sentence is ...

No they carry stuff around AND behave like ursines

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Pirate Party runs aground in European Parliamentary elections

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Pirate

plank!

Pirates get hung from the yardarm!

Or to speak in pirate 'Yarrrdarrrm'

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Creepy Facebook urges users to pester friends about their SEX LIVES

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@ captain hogwash

"Betray your family and friends, fabulous prizes to be won." - to quote Red Dwarf

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Microsoft: You know we said NO MORE XP PATCHES? Well ...

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Linux

XP

Surely the old yeller of operating systems.

Surely Microsoft should get the rifle out for it now

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Today's bugs have BRANDS? Be still my bleeding heart [logo]

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Flense

Should we just see comments by the likes of Linus Torvalds as the sort of robust language a harpooner on a whaling ship might use?

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