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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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Pint

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 JP Morgan 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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The 10 most INHUMAN bosses you'll encounter: A Reg reader's guide

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"I liked VB6"

... and then all credibility vanishes

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Apple: How we slip YOUR data to govts – but, hey, we're not Google

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Credibility problem

Apple, Yahoo, Google, Twtter and al. lied, lie and will lie again.

"Transparency club" my arse.

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Reding: NSA, friends don't spy on friends. Europe, let's team up for our own SPOOK CLUB

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There's already a NSA trojan in the EU

and its name is UK.

"Every time Britain had to decide between Europe and the open sea, it is always the open sea that we shall choose" - Hard to make it clearer...

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RED planet, INDIAN mission: Space probe prepares for voyage to Mars orbit

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Headmaster

Dislexya

PSLV C25 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), not PLSV C25...

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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Stop

Posture

Google collaborates with the NSA for years and now Schmidt plays the outraged guy... He may be a good businessman, but for being a good actor he has still much progress to make, beginning with credibility.

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Anonymity is the enemy of privacy, says RSA grand fromage

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"Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority"

Period.

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Do+ you+ use+ Google+? Seemingly+ you+ DO+

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Antisocial

I tried twitter during some times but was so disgusted by the flood of racism, xenophobia and other hate speeches I leaved the service with relief. Why would I try another 'social' network, to face another time the mediocrity of most of Earth's inhabitants? Screw you people, let me live alone in my cave and choose by myself who I want to speak with.

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

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Applian Logic.

Everything within Apple, nothing outside Apple, nothing against Apple.

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How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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Hardware, the part of the computer you can slap :)

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Want to keep the users happy? Don't call them users for a start

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Cook: Apple 'so very, very proud to be a FORCE FOR GOOD'

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Re: Apple a place for good "good what"

Yeah, these women and children working 60 hours a week paid $1.5/hour, packed in crowded dorms at night, frequent victims of work accidents and so despaired there are many suicides should be so grateful to the great capitalistic system that enables them not to starve. Hail to economics, when giving somebody just enough not to starve is seen as the ultimate progress, as long as we westerners can enjoy iThingsTM we pay 5 times the cost of production, making Apple the richest company in the process.

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'NSA approved'

'Force for good'? Yeah, right... and the marmot wraps the chocolate in tinfoil.

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

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IT Angle

El Reg's Page 3

Sometimes I wonder if El Reg wasn't bought by The Sun or the Daily Mail...

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Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s

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Trollface

I thought at first the second picture was about a new zeppelin model...

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11m Chinese engulfed by 'Airpocalypse' at 4000% of safe pollution levels

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Re: When the sage points at the moon, the fool looks at the finger

All energies kill. Nuclear energy is still the energy that kills the less people by produced TWh.

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When the sage points at the moon, the fool looks at the finger

Environmentalists blame constantly nuclear energy as being the Absolute EvilTM,when usage of coal kills millions of people each year and help to modify the global climate system... well done guys, you truly show how useless you are.

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Apple's top bean counter: New spaceship HQ won't emit 'one atom of carbon'

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Modesty is the color of virtue

"It will be the most environmentally friendly building of its size we think has ever been built and may ever be built"

I like when people are so modest... reminds me the unsinkable titanic.

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Azerbaijani election app announced winner before polls even opened

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Poor guy...

His facebook account could not be the only one to be terminated.

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Bees baffled by belching car exhausts = GLOBAL HUNGER

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Good news, everyone!

Overpopulation being the main problem as for global warming as for other environmental problems, a global hunger could be the ultimate tool to regulate that growing number of these unpleasant human beings.

Soylent green anyone?

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Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'

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An internal affair is not to be excluded

Current diplomatic moves by Rouhani are not well accepted by all the branches of the Iranian Powers. Pasdarans for instance are really infuriated by his attempts to discuss with the US. Destabilization and counter-moves will occur or are already occuring.

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Re: Quick!!

Not far from being true, no one did more for Iran than Cheney, who could be a persian mole.

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

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At first

Why do they keep credit card numbers stored somewhere? Such a thing should be made illegal, and it would solve many problems...

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