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11 posts • joined 28 Jul 2010

Bradley Manning is no more. 'Call me Chelsea,' she says

Captain_Aluminium

I'm glad El Reg's coverage refers to her as "She", the Beeb weren't quite so sensitive to trans issues in their coverage, I had to replace gender pronouns as I read through their coverage..

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Security bods boycott DEF CON over closed door for feds

Captain_Aluminium

Lol

Is anyone else creasing themselves laughing at Kevin Mitnick suggesting it's all for a bit of exposure?

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Hunt: I'll barcode sick Brits and rip up NHS's paper prescriptions

Captain_Aluminium
Black Helicopters

Paranoia, paranoia, everybody's coming to get me

Cue tinfoil hat brigade with cries of "Mark of the beast"

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

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Thumb Up

They've got more than one show now :P

I didn't watch House of Cards because frankly it looked dry as a badger's chuff, but I enjoyed Hemlock Grove

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Ten technology FAILS

Captain_Aluminium

Where's my VR headset?

I was hoping to see VR in this list, but maybe it's so dead it didn't even make the radar...

I had massively high-hopes for VR back in the day, was so disappointed that it didn't really happen. Or did it and I never saw..?

Admittedly, if it had become a consumer-viable product, I would actually be inseparable from my goggles. Like, my skin would be growing around them and my eyes wouldn't have seen natural light in years. So, maybe they're doing us a favour...

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Blizzard blasts 'frivolous' security lawsuit

Captain_Aluminium

They're right, it is frivolous, the authenticator is optional, and you can get a free smartphone app that does it for you, you know, if you decide security is more important than convenience.

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Dutch unleash intelligent robot bins: No ID, no rubbish

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WTF?

Re: Right..

Yeah, first thing I thought after reading this was: "But surely people will just throw it on the ground?" Maybe it's ok for home use, but I personally don't see this working in the streets, people have enough difficulty getting their litter in the bin as it is, I really don't think it's a sensible idea to put an extra obstacle in the way of that, and then, essentially, penalise people for using the bins.

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Cloud support brings WikiLeaks back online

Captain_Aluminium
Mushroom

I just don't get the justification..

I'm not sure what to make of it.. It could be one guy, or it could be a bunch, or it could be the gubment. Not ruling that out, lol. The mission statement for antileaks just looks so.. hollow. Ok, so, they want Assange to go on trial, with the accused crime I'd say that's a fair point, probability of extradition and being whispered off to the Gulags notwithstanding, you have to admit; avoiding going to trial for a rape charge looks pretty suspect. But what I don't get is how that relates to the activities they're doing? What the hell does wikileaks have to do with Assange(tm) going to trial? How is this action in any way shape or form related to the mission statement?

I read through the antileaks twitter feed, where they call Assange(tm) a "terrorist". That's pretty odd. Do people really say "Or the terrorists win"? I might not be a criminologist, but I don't think Assange is guilty of terrorism..

So, really, to me, the whole thing looks like this:

"Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I don't like Assange, he's a meanie and a terrorist, I'm going to break all of his toys because that will make everything all better."

I just don't get it. I don't understand how an activist group could form around the revolutionary concept of breaking one man's toys. Surely activist groups need a mission statement that enflames and incites, something that demands revolution and progress, real and lasting change. Antileaks isn't an activist group. It's a kindergarten bully.

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First, Google goggles - now the world gets self-censoring specs

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WTF?

So..

They're like blinkers then? For horses? On people? Voluntarily?

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

Captain_Aluminium
Trollface

Just bring me a suckling pig and a bottle of bbq sauce. Sorted.

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Apple sued over hot iPad shutdowns

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FAIL

Demographic fail?

This amuses me greatly, after reading the piece yesterday on iPad owners being ruthless, unpleasant elitists; how could Apple not expect to be sued by that demographic?

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