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Ordnance Survey intern plonks houses, trees, rivers and roads on GB Minecraft map

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Coming Soon: HALO:GB

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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Back pocket storage is common on our campus. Mostly women from my informal survey.

Denial and spin from Apple is hardly unprecedented. "Oh you're on fire, sir? Maybe you should buy an iPod to feel better about the situation."

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NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

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Re: Ouch

Should be NSFF

Not Suitable For Fanbois.

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

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"The website, www.emmayouarenext.com, features a 4chan logo, a badly rendered snap of Watson apparently crying, and a countdown clock with about three and a half days left to run."

I'm sure a few female FBI agents can be found to round up the organizers of this site before time runs out. Go get em.

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UK banks hook themselves up to real-time cop data feed

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From experience this will just inconvenience me more.

I've had my account locked three times this year for suspicious use of my CC. All legitimate purchases that some program decided had issues. Had to call the bank up (during their business hours), prove who I was, then have them free up the account block.

Meanwhile a bogus 4250 pound charge from en electronics shop three hundred miles from my house went through without issue.

Would not typically care, but one blocked purchase was to fly to my Dad's bedside. Due to the delay in getting an air ticket, he died before I could get there.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...

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Is printing a gun illegal in orbit?

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

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"It has to be said that, at 401ppi, the scaling really isn’t noticeable"

Considering that at a distance of 18" the best human eye can only discern 187 ppi its all sorta moot isn't it?

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Re: Man who predicts death of Apple does the honourable thing

Apple sold ten million phones and only delivered 500,000.

What a track record.

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Jesus phone RAISED from DEAD. Watch iPhone 6 get BURNED, DROWNED, SMASHED

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Give it to my wife for a week. She's gone through three phones this year.

1) Washing machine.

2) Determined not to leave phone in washing machine again she left it on the outside patio and it got rained on.

3) She wouldn't say, but there was blue water inside.

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Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android

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Re: All well and good...

And what is this encryption? Let's have the tech specs and we'll decide if it is secure.

BTW, you don't have to bypass the key phrase if you copy it on entry.

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Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN

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Re: About the author

The Reg takes the mick out of everything mate.

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Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables

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Re: No need to splice fibres to evesdrop

The Americans (Via Howard Hughes) raised a Russian submarine from the open ocean with no one knowing. Where there is a will, there is a way. I tend to bet on Snowden when there is doubt in the air.

http://fas.org/irp/program/collect/jennifer.htm

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Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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A perfect example of why the US Trade & Patent Office needs an overhaul.

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Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world

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The issue that makes this moot is the encryption itself. Strong encryption is banned by the US Dept. of Commerce and only "approved" encryption methods can be used in American electronics.

In a post-Snowden world, who thinks this is because the approved encryption is safe from gov't snooping?

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iPhone 6 will make you fork over with Apple Pay if you want to BONK

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To be fair, we expected no less.

I seem to get the feeling this Pay by Bonk outing by Apple will be their Bridge too Far. Time will tell.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s

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It is crap.

However, we don't need Apple's geniuses adding to the crappiness. Hands off Cupertino.

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US! govt! ordered! Yahoo! to! hand! over! user! data! or! pay! $250k! fine! PER! DAY!

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Re: I used to concider Yahoo! as the scourge of the email giants..

Make note that of all these corporations and the hundreds if not thousands of people who knew what was going on, NOT ONE went to a newspaper and became a confidential source. This took place over years and no one said anything until Ed Snowden snatched the honor.

If they (Google, Yahoo, MS, et al.) truly felt this was unconstitutional they should have A) Made a public declaration and fought it out in court or B) made a bee line for the newspapers as confidential informants and stopped this in the tracks.

They didn't and here we are. The one person who did something about this is vilified and on the run from American "Justice". There's only one hero in this story.

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Sellouts! Fans snap up iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders to avoid store queues

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If the web site outages are not part of some marketing scheme then they truly have poor engineers working in Cupertino to have such access issues time after time, year after year.

Just checked the Apple site. The $949 model turns into $1,400 by the time you add on AppleCare and charging cords.

That's a pass for me.

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iPhone NFC: 'Apple, photos and security ... WHAT could go WRONG?'

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The iWatch

"What is proposed is like a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much loved and elegant friend."

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

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Re: Celine Dion ...

that scrawny Quebec female who supports separation and lives in Las Vegas

Fixed it for you.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Nailed it

Good article and analysis. Apple is more fashion than function. The Jordache jeans of the tech world where you pay a premium for a name and little else.

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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Re: Licence fee to ITV and Channel 4...

I'd like to see an "Ignorant Opinion" license fee. The nations debt would be paid off in two years just by members of the House of Commons.

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Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

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Re: Apple announcements restricted to Apple owners?

I can hear Steve Jobs screaming "That #$%ing Watch is too thick. The interface needs work. It's too damned complex and who the hell picked those bands."

I suppose it's OK if it's a fashion item rather than an electronic device. As the missus would say, "These shoes are really uncomfortable, but they look cute."

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T-Mobile US lobs sueball at Huawei: Claims Chinese giant stole robot tech

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Re: Subcontractors

Laws are only obeyed by honest men.

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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The texts says "shouldn't" not "won't".

I encourage Mister Snowden to make sure there are steel clad assurances in place before he goes skiing.

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LOHAN premieres spaceplane mission summary vid

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I see the mission has this essential piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfTgxrxL9ug

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DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore

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Re: Verifying the source of the data

American developed "standards" are what got us here in the first place. Anything that is approved by the US Gov should be shunned by the rest of the world. We need to look at the stuff the yanks disapprove of.

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Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

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I could buy a Ferrari, but I find my Ford Mondeo is a damned sight cheaper and runs quite reliably.

My AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-9590 was 200 US so I can buy 5 CPU's for the same price and performs close enough to the i7 in the article. My PC is fast, I don't need it to be the fastest.

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Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum

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Apple can only sell so much before they have to start dipping into their cash reserves. Even the 37 billion cash they have in the bank won't last forever.

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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I have an Android phone, but I don't want to see an exclusive Android world. Competition is always a good thing and it keeps prices reasonable.

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Galileo! Galileo. Galileo! Galileo frigged-LEO: Easy come, easy go. Little high, little low

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Re: Brilliant headline

That the Reg staff get paid to think this stuff up amazes me. :)

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Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery

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Stop

I watched a woman in the airport in Puerto Rico. She plugged her iPhone into the communal charging post surrounded by several other white cords. I noticed her screen never turned off and she came back every 5-6 minutes to check her texts and type responses. I heard her mutter to her boyfriend about how the phone was not charging "properly".

If your phone is smarter than you, you shouldn't be allowed to have it.

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Linux is supposed to be boring.

If you do notice your operating system, it's usually because it failed.

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Re: On YouTube

Where is the usual 1080 vid from SpaceX? Held back by their spin doctors?

C'mon Elon, pad explosions have happened since Peenemünde. Be open about the bad as much as the good. I'll have a lot more confidence in SpaceX if you did especially if you want my butt on a rocket to Mars at some point.

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AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

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"The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card is faster than Nvidia’s GTX 760.1," the company claimed. "That’s because we designed it for a single purpose: to play demanding PC games at maximum detail better than any card in its class."

WTH? Isn't this the definition of video cards that have been made for the last twelve years?

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China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Re: Short Development?

The key will be drivers. Good luck with that.

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Brit balloon bod Bodnar overflies North Pole

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When is the El Reg Man on the Moon Kickstarter getting started. Only Elon Musk is ahead of your advanced space exploration platforms at this point.

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

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Having a government dictate what you can see, read, and hear for "your protection" is the first step to despotism. It only increases over time and eventually leads to a Little Red Book or Mein Kampf becoming leading literature for the masses.

Governments work for us. We tell them what to do. Once governments begin dictating edicts to the people, you no longer live in a democracy.

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Re: still early days

Once I have Steam running all my games I'm off Windoze completely. The only thing left on my PC is Steam and my games. I do everything else on Kubuntu with ease.

I have 155 Steam games currently. As long as the newer ones work, I'm happy.

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Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

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Re: The biggest problem with encrypted email

The biggest problem with encrypted email is not everyone is using it. Crims already do and that leaves regular folks email accounts open to government intrusion. Their going into your email account is no different than going into your home searching for evidence of wrong doing. Believe me, if this activity is not stopped soon and the paranoia curtailed that is exactly what will happen in the future. Those web cams and mics built into your TV, PC, tablet, phone, and fridge will be under government control soon.

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Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones

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Re: Got to agree with the "why oh why phone"

Great article.

"So far it's been fine and has handled iOS 5 6 & 7 with no problems"

Don't say that too loud. They'll have no issues building obsolescence into their OS if they have 60 million phones in their warehouse they want to shift.

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AMD slaps 'Radeon' label on Tosh flash: >Beard stroke< Hmm, cunning ...

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Re: Is el Reg trying to out-Grauniad the Grauniad...

There's a little link at the bottom of every Reg story called "Tips & Corrections". You can click that and report these kinds of issues quietly.

Saves you coming off as a bit of an whiner. Pobody's nerfect mate.

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iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks

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Gasp. Reinventing something that didn't need changing. Wow...

There are downsides to having ridiculous amounts of money in the bank. USB works for the rest of the world.

iPhone 7 - Coming next year with USB 3.1 capability. It's revolutionary.

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NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

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And when they were up, they were up,

And when they were down, they were down,

And when they were only half-way up,

They were neither up nor down.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success

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Pint

I reviewed your source code.

300ms after the final MAV_CMD_NAV_LOITER_DESCEND there is a MAV_CMD_NAV_ORDER_CELEBRATORY_PINT=0

It should be a 1. :)

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It's time for PGP to die, says ... no, not the NSA – a US crypto prof

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PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy so you are getting no more than what you are promised.

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Dolby Atmos is coming home and it sounds amazing

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Stop

Whatever the system.

I'll want to turn it up and the wife will want me to turn it down.

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No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford

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The BOFH Solution

"Excuse me Sir. Just slip your portable device into this slot to see if it is allowed in."

(Heavy grinding noises from the machine)

"Sorry sir. That device was not approved. Care for a plastic bag of the parts you can recycle, or do you have your own container?"

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Re: Sadly

"One thing I do know is that it is the job of network administrators to know about these issues and deal with them. "

I would say the hardware vendors and the folks who set the standards should be lined up against the wall before the admins. If there is a 512K limit then it should be made into a circular list. As new usage routes come online, the ones that have not been used the longest get dropped. Keeping a list of dead router paths serves no purpose and is the real flaw in the system.

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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Re: Well I am not happy with Cook.

Sorry, I don't put up with this BS. Hiring someone for a job primarily on their skin color or religion is racist, period. Hire someone because of their qualifications. If they are not qualified, thanks for applying. If they are, hire them. It is that simple and these politically correct they must be 13% this color and 17% this religion is garbage.

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