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It's official: You can now legally carrier-unlock your mobile in the US

pete 22

Re: A glimmer of hope

American National standard screw threads of the Sellers form were standardized by an act of Congress back in the late 1800's. In 1949 the Unified system which is based on a modified Sellers thread was adopted by the english-speaking world due to small but expensive incompatibilities which came to light during the War production.

In fact yes, I am a pro mechanic/millwright.

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

pete 22
Flame

Wait a minute

Wait a minute. These guys couldn't do anything about some clown bombing the Boston Marathon, despite having the case handed to them. And yet they are at the theater in *seconds* to apprehend and grill an otherwise innocent man? Its obvious who has been bought and paid for.

BTW its also obvious that many people didn't read the article -- and if they did, the fail at reading comprehension. The man offered his glasses during interrogation, and none of the movie was found -- only some family pics. Aslo, the ICE/DHS/FBI absolutely does have jurdistiction -- however the way they went overboard for the MPAA is suspicious.

Under the law it absolutely is legal to make a personal copy for ones own private use al long as one has paid for/ has a license to the original BTW but that never stopped the MPAA. They want a nickel every time *anything* is viewed.

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

pete 22
Coffee/keyboard

My all-time favorite...

My all-time favorite... this so makes my day that I printed it out and tacked it up an the wall over my desk...

"8,639 of 8,927 people found the following review helpful

Ideal Gift For Your Congressional Representatives

By DeleriouslyHappyTaxPayer on October 3, 2013

The reviews are so helpful. It is so difficult to be sure you are buying something over the internet that is exactley what you are searching for.

I am sending a bag of these to every member of Congress to show my deepest gratitude.

45 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No "

It will be days before I stop laughing, I may try the same thing... I see that Amazon staff are helping another serious inquiry on a similar mission... ElReg may have some Congressional news shortly.

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Yes, the BBC still uses FTP. And yes, a Russian crook hacked the server

pete 22
Coat

It is not clear how deep the hacker managed to penetrate Auntie

You have just made my day. It's almost as bad as a threesome with Margaret Thatcher and Janet Reno.

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JAILBREAK! US smut spam king Kilbride flees minimum security prison

pete 22

The good news is

The good news is, when the feds catch him hee won't be going back to the same prison. Instead he'll be going to a max security pound-me-in-the-ass place for hardened crims. The sort of place with stone walls and razor wire. The Feds tend to take a dim view on escapeees...

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

pete 22

My 75 yr old Dad uses it just fine

I gave a copy of SuSE linux to my (then) 75 yr old Dad to install, all by himself, on his new, no-name generic PC. It went just fine, printing, sound, video, etc. No problems whatsoever. He taught himself the commandline in addition to using KDE, and now he has a Mac.

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Horny lovers FOSSILISED in steamy RUMPY-PUMPY session 156m yrs ago

pete 22
Coat

Now *that's* what I call

coitus interruptus

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

pete 22
Coat

"...garnish for tarts"

I rest my cake.

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Legal bible Groklaw pulls plug in wake of Lavabit shutdown, NSA firestorm

pete 22

Smart move, - the LoC

Anyone remember that Groklaw is archived at the Library of Congress? This move will be archived also. This means that this will become a permanent stain on US democracy, and historians will know where to look. PJ is basically making a statement and changing history by demonstrating how the internet routes around damage.

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First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

pete 22

Tube Steak?

Is this what they mean by "tube steak" in this the year of our lord 2013?

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CRUNCH: 'Drunk' chap cuffed in high-speed car nookie prang rumpus

pete 22
WTF?

Re: attempting to hide in a cactus?

Maybe he was scratching an itch. Vigorously.

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Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

pete 22

Re: …And we still have no idea what these patents are

They're obligated to disclose them to the infringers or face the prospect that they can't enforce on that group of infringers. Laches takes place at this point because they've been playing this game for 5+ years and not told the AOSS or Linux communities what's actually infringing only that we are. Clearly not legit.

The companies, so long as they're participants in full of those said communities, they've effectively got a Laches case and don't need to sign the NDA OR any agreements. I'm strongly suspecting B&N's legal team saw this and it's part of why they told MS to go pound sand.

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pete 22

@ JDXRe: …And we still have no idea what these patents are

"

Re: …And we still have no idea what these patents are

It's not really your business what patents they are is it?"

It damn well is my business if you're expecting me to pay anything for them.

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Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

pete 22
Mushroom

But, how can that "free" stuff *possibly* be of higher quality ?!! After all, this has a big corp backing it up, and we *paid* for it!!

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News Corp prez threatens to pull Fox TV off the air

pete 22
Happy

*please*

*please* pull Fox, oh please....

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Major blow for Apple: 'Bounce back' patent bounced back by USPTO

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pete 22

Re: @ AC hypocrites

"Interesting. Can I ask what brand of phone you use? It must not be a Samsung then. I've seen those launch events and they're just as "bad" as Apple, endless droning on about how they're redefining experiences and inspired by nature and other marketing drivel. So I'm curious, which company do you support that doesn't do this?"

My phone was made in 1975 by Western Electric on behalf of Bell Telephone. Its a desk model in the generic office beige color. I don't own a mobile phone, nor do I have any plans to. There simply isn't any need for one.

It wasn't until after the breakup of Ma Bell and the Eternal September (AOL) that advertising started to become truly obnoxious. During that time frame I noticed that Answering machines began to become popular and common. At the same time, telemarketing and spamming became epic for some reason... I think that all these events are correlated.

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pete 22
FAIL

Re: @ AC hypocrites

You seem to think it was Apple's god-given right to rip off Xerox PARC's "gui with a mouse" idea for computing. Notice that Xerox didn't sue, for whatever reason. The rest of the world (those of us who actually remember history) have been gracious enough not to call Apple out so far.

My position is, I don't care who invented what, its a case of the pot calling the kettle black and Apple should therefore shut up. Oh and FWIW, I don't even *own* a mobile phone, never have and I don't intend to start. I have no use for them. My phone sits on a table and was made in 1974, still works just fine.

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pete 22

Re: So which way do you want to have it?

Re: So which way do you want to have it?

Then why aren't you mad at Samsung for inviting these lawsuits?

Nobody *made* apple sue. But anything that apple does is perfectly OK, right? Gotcha.

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pete 22
FAIL

Re: @ AC hypocrites

Its not a question of BS detector (its just fine, thanks). Its a question of honesty. I refuse to do business when the dishonesty rises above a certain level.

And I fees sorry for you whose world view is so jaded that dishonesty is the expected norm.

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pete 22

Re: So which way do you want to have it?

But I *don't* want an Iphone. I want a Samsung. Deal with it.

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pete 22

@ AC hypocrites

@AC

""Really, is Apple "supposed to" innovate? According to whom? The Bible? Your mom?

Apple can do as they damn well please. There is no requirement for them to innovate anything. ""

According to themselves. They shout loudly enough about innovation in their adverts and in their stores. Its probably in their corporate charter. They are shouting about their innovation in this court case, and to the USPTO.

Well, they don't *have* to innovate... but then they would be lying hypocrite asses , wouldn't they?

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Australia to reveal tech giants' tax tricks

pete 22

I *so* wish

I *so* wish something like this would happen in the US.... but that would require unicorns, fairies and dragons...

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Patent shark‘s copyright claim could bite all Unix

pete 22
Meh

April Fools!

April Fools!

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Give Google a COLD HARD SLAP - web rivals' plea to Euro watchdog

pete 22

Maize - corn

You call it Bing. We call it Bung.

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Mark Shuttleworth: Canonical leads Ubuntu, not 'your whims'

pete 22
FAIL

Somebody needs to remind this clown

Somebody needs to remind this clown that "ubuntu" is afrikaans for "I can't install debian"

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Dell finally takes Dell private - with $24bn and help from Microsoft

pete 22
Coat

Dell buying himself

If Dell keeps buyinhg himself, he's gonna go BLIND!!

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Michael Dell to buy himself on Monday?

pete 22

Re: Flipper

"Maybe Dell just wants to sell at a local maxima, and when "the deal" falls through, buy back again on the minima.... pump and dump, rinse and repeat, eventually he gets the brass enchilada."

If you keep buying yourself lke that, eventually you'll go blind.

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

pete 22

Re: "Mrs Land whipped out a .38 and fired three shots, which hit the wall"

@ Aldous

""Lets save the deadly force for people who are trained (who even despite this still miss or hit innocents and they have more training then bubba does) have the consent of the people to use""

Oh, you mean like the CCW pistol permit? The license that pistol owners are required to obtain, through an extensive training course and background check? The training that is taught by policemen, and also taken by policemen?

We *already* have all these safeguards. In this case, the fact that the nutter is still alive is due to this fact.

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pete 22

Re: "a little more careful murdering people under the Stand Your Ground law "

@ Matt

"I believe gun-owners should be licensed and be trained as part of the process, that is the one major addition I would make to US gun law. Proper training includes situational assessment before pulling the trigger. "

Oh, you mean like the CCW pistol permit? The license that pistol owners are required to obtain, through an extensive training course and background check?

Matt, we *already* have all these safeguards. The fact that the nutter in this case is still alive is due to this fact.

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Opposable thumbs for FISTS, not finesse, say bioboffins

pete 22
Coat

You're all wrong.

Onan the barbarian developed opposable thumbs in order to whack it better. Imagine what it must be like to fap without the benefit of thumbs. It almost makes you cry, no? But nay, we overcame adversity! Fapping is an essential survival skill, for keeping an even temperament and surviving a partnership in which you're not getting any. Which both are desirable traits for selection in this day and age. Notice how the ladies are drawn to an even-tempered steady mate. How do you think he got that way!? Opposable thumbs of course!

Let's face it -- everyone does it. Every single man that you have ever shook hands with, has fapped with that hand.

Have a nice day!

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Texas woman sues cops over burst Bulgarian airbag

pete 22
FAIL

Re: Fantastic idea

"Anyone modified in this way should be compelled to prominently display a warning label that is always visible. Preferably in Arial 14pt."

You *heathen*.

It shall be comic sans 24 pt.

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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Souse versus scrapple

pete 22
Go

Re: not so sure about this weeks selection

I live in the region where these come from. Most people around here save themselves a *lot* of trouble and simply buy sausage ready-made. You then don't have to worry about the rest of it, just the corn meal or polenta. Save the grease from browning the sausage so you've something to fry it in later - it adds the flavor also. This is a breakfast staple among farmers and laborers here, at least it was when I was a child.

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How Bodyform's farting 'CEO' became a viral sensation

pete 22
Unhappy

I didn't hear the fart

Where's the fart?

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Craig, Connery or ... Dalton? Vote now for the ultimate James Bond

pete 22

Longtime US fan

Connery. Sean Connery.

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Foxconn: Worker who lost half his brain in accident must leave hospital

pete 22
FAIL

Capitalist heaven

"Foxconn, mainly due to its role as manufacturer of Apple hardware, has been the figurehead firm for Chinese labour rights over the last few years, after suicides at its plants, riots, strikes and allegations of underage, underpaid, overworked employees"

Sounds like the US prior to the 1930's.

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Boffins baffled: HUGE EYEBALL washes up on Florida beach

pete 22

apple gimmick?

you ball touch?

eewww

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Bing is the most heavily poisoned search engine, study says

pete 22
Trollface

But of course

But of course. After all, this is Microsoft.

You call it Bing; we call it Bung.

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Democratic congresswomen 'less feminine in appearance' than Republicans

pete 22

Re: True

"Dck" is actually the most popular first name in congress, statistically speaking. No, seriously.

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pete 22

imagine

A threesome with Margaret Thatcher and Janet Reno.

Suddenly, Hilary sems quite attractive now, no?

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Scientists: 'Castration is the key to a longer life'

pete 22
Trollface

volunteers

Who says the subjects had to be volunteers? For example if it were to become the standard procedure for POWs then the world would probably become a much more peaceful place shortly...

And of course there's a refreshing variety of idiots trying to Darwinate themselves on YouTube...

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Global strategic maple syrup reserves hit in Canadian mega-heist

pete 22

If they were gnna invade...

If they were gonna invade they would have done it back when Celine Dionne... just to shut it up. But they didn't see, Canada and the US get along just fine after all! :D

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Schlockmeister Troma's back catalog hits YouTube

pete 22
Happy

this *so* made my day...

Just got done downloading "Poltergeist: Night of the Chicken Dead". Highly recommended...

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Open source author pulls code after GPL abuse

pete 22

Essential clarification and emph

I feel it necessary to remind the armchair lawyers and PHB's that it isn't a GPL violation. Rather, its a copyright violation. The GPL is one of the shortest and easiest licenses to understand which is in common usage. Compare it to a windows or mac license someday. The author should report the event to gpl-violations.org and get legal assistance. Often this can be had for free or little cost from various FOSS orgs.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

pete 22

Death Race 2000

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pete 22
Devil

Any of the Troma Films productions would qualify. I recommend "The Class of Nukem High, Part 2"

or "Revenge of the Teenage Vixens from Outer Space"

Both are the most incredible cheesy, campy, low-budget 1970's sci-fi that you could imagine... the sort of thing that has you groaning in the first 4 minutes.

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Boffins unimpressed by LOHAN's sizzling thruster

pete 22
Coat

What if

What if you used a "medium sized" Big Johnson (nitrous) for the initial in order to keep the mass down, followed up by the Three-Way (solids)?

Since the straight three-way just won't do it for her anymore. It makes sense that the solid propellant is denser and that means more mass to overcome at relatively lower speeds.

And of course anthing to make the whole package as slippery as possible. Although sometimes its useful to have just the right amount of drag in just the right places.

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San Diego woman strips to bikini to look for her chihuahua

pete 22
WTF?

Well, there's a saying here in the USA... "Only in California" -

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Got a few minutes to help LOHAN suck?

pete 22

quite simple

Its quite easily done. Similar to the cooling and distillation systems used on steam engines circa 1920. You can create a vacuum with either gravity, or sir pressure. In those days if they needed a high vacuum, they would fill a column part with mercury, open at the bottom into a pool. The mercury would of course try to fall out into the pool, thereby creating an almost perfect vacuum at the top of the column.

One could calculate the weight of the mercury and substitute something like water or oil, and use about 30 feet (say 10 metres) of plain iron pipe to accomplish the same thing. Open at the bottom with a hose connection on top for the vacuum, partly filled with whatever liquid, standing vertically.

You can demonstrate this for yourself with a bowl of water and a drinking straw. Insert one end of the straw into the water partway, and close off the other end with a fingertip. As you withdraw the straw from the water, it begins to pull a vacuum equal to the weight of the water.

Cheap and effective. Hope that helps.

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Beer bottle shagging beetles with HUGE MEMBERS win prize

pete 22

BOFH angle?

Maybe its time for the BOFH to do some science....

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