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Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

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Re: Picking the nit...

T34 was way superior to PzKpfw IV (better armament, larger tracks), the standard workhorse of Panzerdivisionen in 1943. I'm not even sure that Panther was better than T34/85, mostly because of its poor reliability and the risk to be immobilized by mud when weather was getting cold because of its "crossing wheels" design. And at the time Panters become more common, USSR had IS2. At the end of the war, USSR had the more efficient tanks.

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Flying Heritage Collection

I knew for pigs, I didn't know that PzKpfw IV fly too

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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Re: You can check..

Before going to that site, ask yourself, who are these guys, and can I trust them?

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Re: BBC Worldwide

You're a journalist? That's more than enough to be considered a suspect!

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Google recommends pronounceable passwords

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Am I the only one to think...

...that storing passwords in a browser is a very bad idea?

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Re: Morals, ethics, principles...

Please remind me what where the countries annexed by a EU or NATO member during the last 30 years?

Not mixing business and politics is the usual motto of companies not afraid to make business with the worst b'stards on this planet (1 Godwin point for me)

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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Re: Security questions?

Feck! How did you guess my answers? :doh:

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Re: Ah but they didn't used Password

Did they even know their data on their iPhone was synchronized with iCloud and what it meant ? Was that a deliberate action, or a side-effect of a default choice imposed by Apple?

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Deleted data stolen?

Ok for once with Apple, users should be more responsible when choosing passwords and secret questions, but data deleted by users being stolen.... WTF!?

Anyway, Apple's spin doctors are really efficient, because when the story was related in most mainstream media in France, journalists mentioned data stolen 'from the Cloud', not from iCloud.... and I'm not sure it's only because they know zeronada on IT.

Paranoid? Yes, and? ^^

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

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But WTF is...

.. Facebook? Feckbook?

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Wrong!

You are all terrorists! That's why we are all watching you.

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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To avoid this...

... we found a parade: no vnc nor teamviewer allowed, or the user would have to endure kneecapping.

For the moment, a very effective strategy ^^

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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MicroSoft BrowSer

or MSBS... but it may not be specific enough.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Sympathy for the Record Industry

It's good to see that so many people and so much money are mobilized to prevent such dangerous crimes, which can destroy our societies and our way of living. We have to thank all these governments to protect us from that terrible danger which is copyright infringement, one of the most vicious attack against the western world. That guy should considered himself as lucky, jet fighters should have destroy his home, which would have been an appropriate and proportionate response to his monstrous actions.

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

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Adding insult to injury

Remember: you're not charged to receive magic number reminders.

WTF?!

Bring the rope, kid, we've got a salesman to deal with.

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OMG, sorry about 'poor comms' on Facebook secret emoto-meddle tests. Laters!

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You did expect an apology?

Muahahahaha!

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Fearful of the drone-filled skies? Get some protection

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A better protection

It should be possible to find one of those in an used condtion for sale

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Achtung! Use maths to smash the German tank problem – and your rival

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Re: The tank used for the illustration ...

I was thinking at first it was an ISU-152, but you're right, the cannon doesn't seem to be that big, must be an ISU-122

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WWI historical project will catalog eight million life stories

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Good idea.

There's something similar in France, through the website "Mémoires des Hommes". Notably, there's an online database listing the 1.3 millions who died during WW1 with a scan of the official document giving the name, the unit, the moment and the cause of the death.

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Watch out, Yahoo! EFF looses BADGER on sites that ignore Do Not Track

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oh, sh*t

It made a long time I hadn't that song stuck into my head.... thanks guys :nuke:

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

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In MS universe, is 'Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit' codename for Firefox or Chrome?

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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Did Mr. Lewis see that?

Discussions must be interesting among El Reg's editors :^^

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Cellular desperation in France drives not one, but two SFR offers

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Re: It's sweet

" it's 60 minutes of call and 60 text messages" - Are you sure? I think it's 2 hours and unlimited SMS and MMS for 2 € / month, and for free if you have already a DSL subscription.

Also, with the regular package, I believe the degradation comes after 3 GB, not 2.

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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So a news headline takes 7 days to cross the channel... the channel must implement RFC 2549 I presume

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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Practical question

Isn't it a little big for a suppository?

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You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464

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NoFX said it already

Never trust a hippy.

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Super Bowl's SUPER BALLSUP: CBS broadcasts Wi-Fi password

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Paris Hilton

Security and Wi-fi?

No kidding.

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Schmidt gets $100m in Google stock on top of his $6m bonus

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Out of sync

These people are real cash-addicts, they seem to live for the love of money

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Blame Silicon Valley for the NSA's data slurp... and what to do about it

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Good try to promote copyrights law

...but it seems far fetched to me.

About privacy and data protection, you should study the french law "Informatique et Libertés" . This law should be extended as an EU regulation, to assure european citizen the privacy protection they deserve.

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Chinese Jade RABBIT SIGHTED ON MOON by NASA probe

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Moon under surveillance

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

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Hypnotic wind map captures Earth's heavenly currents

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I'm watching it with Erik Satie in musical background... hypnotic Indeed.

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Two Brits face criminal trial for sending 'menacing' tweets

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Did any feminist threaten to kill you or rape you? If so you should refer to the police.

If you just don't like their arguments, then you just have to don't listen to them.

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Twitter is full of hate speech

For fascists, racists, homophobes, sexists, twitter is a haven.

That's the main reason why I closed my account.

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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"Well, isn't that special?”

It's weird how sex would be a societal problem, when violence is not.

Boobs = evil, but murders and bloodbaths displayed in TV shows or news everyday are OK... talk about nonsense!

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Internet Explorer 11 at it again, breaks Microsoft's own CRM software

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Flashing news!

IE development team renamed as the "Woops! department"

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Confessions of a porn site boss: How the net porn industry flopped

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Very interesting indeed

Two thought:

- Porn industry is very reactive and is able to adapt its business model much faster than the other media industries

- It's better not to do this business in the US.

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Re: And remember...a GOO-GIRL isn't just for Christmas...

Oh... buggar. I can resist everything except temptation.

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Chester Cathedral smites net in Wi-Fi SMUT OUTRAGE

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Hypocrisy

Wi-fi users could watch porn? So shocking!

Why couldn't they surf on news websites instead, where they could see people killed, children dying of hunger or dismembered women in some war...

It's weird how some societies are intolerant for everything related to sex, a natural activity required to perpetuate the species, and very tolerant for everything related to violence. Seeing boobies would be more disturbing that watching a body eviscerated by shrapnels...

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US army bites the bullet in $50m software piracy pay-out

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Jackpot!

Well done guys. I hope the developers will get a bonus for Christmas.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Non Cancerous?

"research over the last decade has identified nicotine's carcinogenic potential in animal models and cell culture. Nicotine has been noted to directly cause cancer through a number of different mechanisms such as the activation of MAP Kinases. Indirectly, nicotine increases cholinergic signalling (and adrenergic signalling in the case of colon cancer), thereby impeding apoptosis (programmed cell death), promoting tumor growth, and activating growth factors and cellular mitogenic factors such as 5-LOX, and EGF. Nicotine also promotes cancer growth by stimulating angiogenesis and neovascularization.In one study, nicotine administered to mice with tumors caused increases in tumor size (twofold increase), metastasis (nine-fold increase), and tumor recurrence (threefold increase).N-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN), classified by the IARC as a Group 1 carcinogen, is produced endogenously from nitrite in saliva and nicotine."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotin#Toxicology

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Berners-Lee: 'Growing tide of surveillance' is destroying the internet

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Your baby was killed years ago...

... by all the marketing/spam/business crowd who transformed a network made to exchange knowledge in a virtual mall for oil snake vendors and pickpockets.

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Pirate Bay co-founder Svartholm Warg to be shipped to Denmark

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Individuals can't do this.

Only the NSA is allowed to do so.

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You THINK you're watching your LG smart TV - but IT's WATCHING YOU, baby

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'Privacy may be an anomaly'"

Before, you were watching TV. Now it's the opposite, TV is watching you.

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How d'ya make a JPMorgan banker cry? Ask him questions on Twitter

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Re: The 'Credit-Monitoring' Service scam...

" I can't understand why banking pirates aren't in jail"

There are two kinds of lawyers, those who know the law and those who know the judge. I would guess banks lawyers belong to the second category.

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GCHQ hijacked LinkedIn profiles to hack Belgian telecoms network – report

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Re: British Intelligence?

"military intelligence" is.

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Perfidious Albion

With friend like UK, who needs enemy?

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Calling all PSYCHICS and ball-gazers: Can YOU predict a Microsoft strategy?

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Adding insult to injury

The behavior of MS towards its clients is close to harassment. We bought Office licenses and CALs, after that and for weeks I had calls and mails from MS asking me to declare every stuff we have in IT, including Linux or Mac workstations! If I wanted to comply, it would have taken me days to complete their requests. As if I had so much time to lose to fulfill their NSA-like inquiries, when we are clean regarding licenses...

I never saw a provider putting such a pressure on its customers. The consequence is now I'm seriously thinking about the ways to get rid of MS when possible. Well done MS, not respecting your customers is such a brilliant move, if you want to go out the business.

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Using LibreOffice instead of Office 2003 is probably viable

Two problems with that: compatibility with existing documents (LO makes a terrible job at reading MS Office documents, 2003 or 2007), and having to rewrite every excel macros existing in the organization.

I have to try A 'VB to Python' converter, see if they are efficient, it could help to solve the second point.

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