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Clegg orders fresh review of UK extradition treaty

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"Sent to the country where they committed the crime"

Well, McKinnon committed his crime in the UK, so I fail to see your problem. Beyond being a ranting, Daily Mail-reading imbecile, anyway.

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Swedish college girls now twice as slutty as in 2001

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Not quite, Jedidiah

I really didn't think anyone could be stupid enough to not realise that when I said "girls" it was the common usage referring to adult women, given that sex with children doesn't require *any* withdrawal of consent to be considered rape because consent can't be given. That was clearly a mistake on my part.

Someone asked what a woman would stand to gain by retroactively withdrawing consent: "My client withdraws consent because you didn't use a condom as she wished ... though she would be willing to accept an out of court settlement to not press charges". Revenge is also a possibility - bareback the guy who broke your flatmate/BFF/sister's heart, then get him on the register - but mostly it would be money, I think.

I also want to make it doubly clear that this isn't what everyone who retroactively withdraws consent is doing, or even more than a small minority of them. However, human nature being what it is I'd say it was foolish to think that *nobody* is exploiting the law.

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All the rape in Sweden?

As we know from the Assange case, in Sweden a woman can retroactively declare rape if her partner didn't use a condom and she claims she wanted him to. Although some Swedish women are undoubtedly daft enough to have unprotected casual sex, just as in any other country, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there's a number of girls trying to exploit the law here.

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Galaxy Tab case tweaked to evade Germany ban

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Here's another 4-syllable word: "hypocrisy"

You want to say my hands are over my ears? How about yours being over your eyes? There is explicit proof that Apple forged their evidence in the German ruling, and you have ignored it. That is why I think you are a sycophantic cretin, not because you support Apple. And do be assured that if Apple had provided real proof that Samsung had ripped off the iPad, and someone tried claiming that it wasn't the case, I would be just as quick to jump on them for their stupidity.

Not that you'll believe any of that, of course, because in your eyes I'm just a "fandroid". It isn't true, but then you don't have to claim that Android is always right for Apple fanbois to label you that way - you just have to claim that Apple have ever been wrong.

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I'll take that bet

Given that I've voted your cretinous Apple sycophancy down, and am not Mr OPAC, it seems like a winner to me.

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Why didn't they go for a different design in the first place?

Because the design they did go for is visibly different to the iPad - unless, that is, you are presented with Photoshopped evidence or an envelope stuffed with used 20-Euro notes.

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Couple rewarded for naming newborn after Elder Scrolls Skyrim hero

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"An obscure etymology"?

'So, what does your first name mean?'

'It means "My parents were stupid, selfish and greedy".'

I have less respect for this couple than I do for that guy who named his son "Adolf Hitler". At least he named his kid after someone he respected and felt strongly about. This couple don't even have the justification of a Star Wars fan naming his daughter "Leia" - they gave their kid his name because of a game they hadn't even played when they did it.

Still, the kid probably won't have to worry about bullying. Parents like that will likely fatally neglect their infant while they play Skyrim.

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Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse

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Techies aren't salesmen?

You are if you work at PC World, apparently. Their "interview exam" for tech support staff used to include a question about the maximum data transfer rate of a USB2 port. The correct answer for a PC repair bod would be "I don't give a toss, so long as whatever is connected to it shows up in Device Manager". This option was unaccountably missing from the multiple-choice questionnaire.

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Ten... remastered videogame classics

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"When the original Prince of Persia was released on PS2"?

Obviously my eyes are failing me, and that meant to read "When the original Prince of Persia was released twenty years ago".

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UK broadband speeds crippled during 'rush hour'

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Provide evidence, please

Until I've seen a paper from a reputable institution, there's no way I will accept that the Pope shits on bears in the woods.

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New anonymity rule on Euro airport body scanners

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Nice thought

Pity you'd only get as far as the third word before being dragged off to a cell. You'd better leave for the airport several weeks earlier, depending on how long the country you're departing from is allowed to detain you without trial or charges.

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Yes, the worried terrorist can refuse...

... and instead opt for a full cavity search in a room with an armed guard. As for the worried non-terrorist, they can choose the same option. However, nobody gets the option of avoiding a direct violation of their physical privacy. Human rights? Think how many you'd have if the terrorists won and destroyed America!

Oh, wait, that's right - we'd probably have more.

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The new touchy-feely Doctor Who trend: Worrying

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Moffat could write Blink and "the kid in the gasmask" ep if he shook off RTD, huh?

Moffat *did* write those episodes, you blithering cretin. It was Davies who wrote anti-classics like The Parliament of Farting Aliens and Doctor Dobby The Christ-In-A-Birdcage.

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Fanboi called 911 repeatedly because iPhone didn't work

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Pedant point

"Droog" is not a pejorative, it's just the Russian word for "friend". When Alex uses it in A Clockwork Orange, he's using it literally.

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

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So...

... that would be Americans like Christopher Guest, AKA the 5th Baron Haden-Guest?

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It's Johnny Cash, though

He covered Nine Inch Nails and did it better than Trent Reznor managed in the first place, so he qualifies.

Seriously, a lot of Cash's stuff is quite rocky. When The Man Comes Around springs immediately to mind.

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No dice

This is a list of films about music and musicians. Live at Pompeii is (technically) a live concert movie, so I'm not sure if it counts.

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Rock Star is based on a true story

To be exact, it's a highly fictionalised version of events surrounding Judas Priest.

I'm going to second the nomination for The Blues Brothers - particularly in its extended cut that contains the full rendition of "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker - and question the omission of Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the Lemmy movie, and anything Scorsese has directed about music.

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Adobe confirms mobile Flash Player's race is run

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Apple fans have nothing to fear

If Steve Jobs comes back as a zombie, Apple Stores will be safe havens. Zombie Steve Jobs knows there are no brains to be found there.

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Ten... high-end Android tablets

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"Par for the course"

I don't consider rooting, remodding and flashing to be "par for the course" when it comes to transferring files from an external source. So, it's just as well that Android devices generally don't need these things to be done to achieve that.

However, Apple charging $30 to deliver basic functionality that every other manufacturer provides for free is most definitely par for the course.

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If by "hackers" you mean "anyone who wants to transfer photos from their real camera to their tablet and anybody who wants to expand storage capacity without having to replace their device", then you are absolutely correct. But as you don't, you're not.

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Lemmings

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This is a Classic Games article. Lemmings was not released for the Nintendo DS in the early 90s, for the rather good reason that the DS wasn't invented for another 15 years, and so it was excluded from the list of platforms.

On the other foot, I think the Amstrad CPC should have been included. It got its port about the same time as the Spectrum did, and it was the best 8-bit port - colourful, still capable of throwing 60 lemmings about if memory serves, and losing only a little in the switch from mouse to joystick control.

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Hackers can spring Death Row crims from cells

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Thank God it's not an Apple system...

"Not that big of a deal. You're holding your prisoners wrong."

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'Insatiable' Brits gobble Blu-Ray, deserve reward

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Except they don't.

Triple-Play packs are often no more expensive than BD-only packs. And if they are a few quid more, so what? Find a friend who doesn't have a BD player and get him to kick in a fiver. You get your BD for the cost of a DVD, he gets his DVD for half price, and you both win.

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Crime-fighting Seattle superhero unmasked, fired

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I agree in theory

However, there is a difference between a passer-by seeing an incident and intervening, and a man actively seeking out incidents to intervene in.

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What reports?

That would be the 17-minute video of the entire incident that was posted on the Web by a guy who at the time was following Fodor around making a documentary about masked vigilantes. Go watch it. I absolutely guarantee that you will reappraise your stance on the matter.

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Yep

My choice of words was not ideal. What I meant to say was that it's up to the police who should be apprehended.

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The Good Samaritan law does not apply

The reason the law states "aiding a police officer" is because it's the police officers who should determine who is and is not a criminal, not an untrained civilian. If a police officer is *not* there when you see a crime being committed, then your job as a citizen is to call one and gather what evidence you can to be a good witness.

Watch the video of the incident that got Fodor busted. There is absolutely no denying that his intervention escalated the incident. He's a fool, and he lost his job because he broke the law in the course of being a fool.

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Pay-by-mobe app spells doom for impulse buyers

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£10 cashback on the first purchase?

1) Install app.

2) Make one purchase.

3) Receive £10 cash back.

4) Uninstall app.

I'm really not seeing any flaws in the logic for the consumer, but quite a lot for Simply Tap.

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Nude lady recreates Star Wars tauntaun scene in dead horse

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Not out of character at all

Han still thinks the lightsabre is a weapon, just that it's out of date. Also he wasn't using it to fight, putting your argument on the level of saying a US Marine would cut his meat with an M-60 because a knife wouldn't be any use in a firefight.

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Moto rolls out Xoom 2 Android fondleslabs

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The prices are already there

The 10" model will cost £380, some £100 cheaper than the equivalent heilPad. So, not really making it easy for Apple.

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Steve Jobs named most influential game guy – ever

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Indeed.

After all, Tim Berners-Lee only inadvertently created the infrastructure used by modern gaming, whereas Saint Steve made the far more significant contribution of doing absolutely nothing in connection with games design at any point in his career.

The closest you could say Jobs ever got to being involved with games development was marketing several different platforms that could be used for games - the Apple II and the iPhone (let's forget about the Pippin, shall we?) - all of which merely followed in someone else's footsteps rather than innovate and none of which were as popular as their predecessors.

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Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments

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@AC 12:06

The AUP prohibits adverse comments in public. Comments on your private wall are not public, any more than the content of an e-mail sent to a few friends is equivalent to sending a letter to the Times.

On a scientific note: I find it interesting that as soon as you took Apple's side for the first and only time, you immediately turned into a kneejerking idiot who couldn't understand a simple concept like privacy. We already knew that mindless people are often known to support Apple, but is this the first evidence of a causal connection in the opposite direction - that the act of supporting Apple is enough to induce mindlessness in people who are at other times of normal intellectual capacity? An Ignobel beckons...

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Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix

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The Android ethos of plagiarism

It's so bad, they even copied their ethos off Apple.

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iPad 2 made from T-Rex fossils costs £5m

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You realise, of course, that this is why the revolution never comes. Every time we're ready and just about to get started, another jackass pops his head up and we have to extend the wall.

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Activision banned me from Call of Duty gig, says exotic performer

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It's even better than that

Wing Commander 3 was published by ... Electronic Arts.

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code in Aussie row

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"How does Samsung suing make Apple the bully?"

It doesn't, Steve. But then the poster never said that it did. He wants Samsung to win because Apple are bullies.

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@AC 00:02

Because obviously, if someone says they do not wish to own an Apple device it must be because they can't afford one. After all, how could anyone who has sufficient funds not want to show the world they have money by waving a shiny Apple toy around?

I'm not surprised you posted anonymously. You're clearly overcompensating for some kind of personal lack.

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Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil

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Health issue?

Perhaps he has a dicky tummy, and doesn't eat breakfast because he doesn't want to bring it up?

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We like zombies… because we are zombies

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One out of three...

... and it isn't "science".

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Amazing research

I mean, it was only 32 years ago that George A Romero stated explicitly that his zombies were meant to reflect traits in various social groups, ranging from mindless consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the homeless in his unmade script for Twilight of the Dead. One character in Dawn of the Dead even lampshades it by saying that the zombies trying to get into the shopping mall are just doing what made them comfortable in life.

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As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

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You're right, I'm so jealous...

I'd really love to pay £150 over the odds for a phone with shitty battery life and specs that were outdated at launch.

As has been commented on these illustrious pages before: the reason for the design of the Apple logo is obvious - one bite is enough to tell when an apple is rotten.

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Insulin pump hack delivers fatal dosage over the air

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USB option?

A possible if unlikely circumstance may arise where I might want to get an insulin pump installed in my body, but I'll be shagged up the arse with a splintered broomstick before I get a USB port installed...

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Benefit to life outweighs the risk?

I really don't think so. I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic, and can tell you that there would be absolutely no benefit to my life in having one of these pumps implanted. In fact, given that I'd have to replace a 300-unit cartridge in my body every six days instead of in my pen injector, I'd say it would be a huge detriment to my life.

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Vlingo

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Vlingo

A free app that provides the same function as iOS's new selling point? Expect that to be pulled from the store by Christmas, then.

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McKinnon's mum up for human rights gong

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"Why do GM supporters carry on as if unchallenged?"

That would be because their statements haven't been challenged. To make a challenge would require a contrary statement containing fact or truth.

For what it's worth, I'm also not a McKinnon supporter. I am, however, a supporter of justice, and I know full well that McKinnon will not receive any if he is extradited. He should be tried here, under the law of the country in which he committed his offence, and punished according to that law if punishment is deemed necessary. In no way should we support America in their belief that they rule the whole world and their law applies to everyone everywhere.

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Fairer than the US's system

Let us not forget that the treaty the US government wishes to use to extradite McKinnon is not symmetrical. If a US citizen hacked MI5 in the way McKinnon hacked the Pentagon and we asked for that man to be extradited, the US would simply tell us to get stuffed. They have no obligations under that treaty to allow extradition of their citizens, whereas they can request extradition of foreign nationals to the US for almost any reason.

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Transfer of power

It was on BBC News several months back.

Also, Gaddafi simply leaving the country wouldn't have done anything to resolve the situation as his loyalists would have continued the fight so he could return.

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Hack reveals Android tablet within Sony e-reader

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It's even better than that

There's a Kindle store and reader for Android. When rooted, this device will be able to read *and* purchase any e-book format you care to name.

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