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Once-prolific Pushdo botnet crippled

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Name and Shame...

The Whitehats need to publically name and shame all of the hosts which refuse to co-operate when shown the data and participate in the takedown.

Additionally, all of the upstream providers of these hosts should be informed and shown the data, as they are really the only ones with leverage over the lower tiers. Removable of your ability to provide internet to your customers is a pretty good lever to get an ISP into line.

It would also then be pertinent to handover the data to local police authorities. In western countries im sure you could get a response against these ISP's for hosting spam/malware/virus servers/etc. In the rest of the world probably not so much action will be taken, but at least we can hope that in the more corrupt countries the local poli's will start demanding a cut for turning their back and so make it slightly less profitable to host these bastards...

Just an idea...

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Is Gordon the future of HPC?

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*Boom tish*

Because its made with all of those solid state drives, should it perhaps be known as Flash Gordon?

Yes i know, i'll get my coat...

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Drunken employee pops cap in server

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@ TimeMaster T

In the UK we have a thing called Democracy. Thats how we fight back.

See the perfect example is that the previous government started to go all fascist police state on us. We had an election, we voted for the other guys who were not fascist police state people. They got into power, they are now removing the fascist police state stuff implemented by the past government.

No need for guns, no need for the army to get involved. Its an interesting concept, that people can vote for a different type of government i know, but you guys should really give it a go sometime...

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Internet, China and Russia destroying US, rock and roll

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To quote the late great Bill Hicks...

"If you dont think drugs have done some good in this world, do me a favour - go home tonight and take out all your albums and burn 'em. Because you know all those artists that have made all that great music that has enhanced your life throughout the years? Rrrrrrrrrrrreal high on drugs!"

I'll still take a drugged up egomaniac to supply my music hits over the balless, soulless corporate bitches the record companies are spewing out now...

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Just 5% of workers ever truly leave the office

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As already stated...

... but i felt it needed repeating. How do they know these people were on holiday and not on business trips? If they just count someone as loggin on inflight or in a different town as being on holiday thats just plain stupid.

I fly to Toulouse once a month for work and yes, i login to my company portal on the way and once there. Its called a business trip. When im on holiday, noone in the office will hear from me until the day i walk back in the door.

The only people ive ever met who actually check there work stuff whilst on a holiday are top level managers (because they dont trust their plebs not to cock up/organise a coup whilst they're gone) and people who are actually on Jolly's and not on "official" holidays.

Questionable research for sure...

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Royal Society opens inquiry into why kids hate tech

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Im sorry but how long???

It takes 18 months to perform this sort of research???

Funny but I didnt realise that the Royal Society was a government funded quango!!! I cant imagine any othe reason why it would take so long...

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Home Office unveils new UK passport

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Its standard...

What they mean by this is that the standard in passports worldwide is for your pic to be on the second page. The UK was one of the few nations which doesnt do this (your details being at the back of the passport!), meaning when you go somewhere outside the UK they first fumble for the second page and then have to thumb through to try and find your pic.

So in reality, time saved is bugger all but the UK is now in line with the rest of the world which is just always that little bit easier for all concerned...

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WikiLeaks readies next release

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I didnt say...

I didnt say that Wikileaks should not be releasing sensitive documents. I said RELEVANT documents.

Of the 150,000+ reports leaked, the vast majority said nothing more then - "On Patrol in X, Did Y, went back to base. End of Mission.". I mean seriously, how is that in the public interest?

The release of the video that showed the chopper gunning down civilians - THAT was in the public interest. Some seargent speculating that he thinks that Pakistan Inteligence Services may be behind the funding of the Taliban or that this source said that, is not really in the public interest.

Going on the sort of campaign that Wikileaks seems to be on at the moment against the US Government, just means that the really important whistleblowing documents get buried in amongst the crap and so never see the light of day that they deserve.

Thats my problem with Wikileaks at the moment. Get it back to how it was 6 months ago when the documents it released where relevant and actually newsworthy, i do not need to know what some general in afghanistan had for breakfast...

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I dont know about you...

... but am i the only one that is seeing Wikileaks slide from being a relevant whistleblower site where people working in governments or companies could upload documents that they felt were in the publics interest to know, to a publicity seeking whore site which basically will release any document it comes across which is considered classified/secret or just not really worth releasing to the public, without actually seeing if it is something worth the public knowing about?

I'm sure there are still relevant documents being uploaded to wikileaks but you dont hear about them these days because there buried in so much sh*te...

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Japanese press step into execution chamber

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One thing to keep in mind...

When comparing figures from ye olde days and modern times is that in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, policing was still very much in its infancy. Murder and assault was incredibly common in the poorer areas (think East End) but since only poor people lived there, there were very few police and so crimes went unreported more often then not.

The high figures you see today are because EVERY death is investigated. Additionally, with modern technology and invetigative techniques, what would most certainly have been brushed off as a heart attack or a fall can in these times be easily identifed as murder.

So whilst 1901 may look like the streets were all safe and Britian was a utopia the fact is many deaths went unreported or uninvestigated and i would suspect a large number were ignored for lack of evidence. I have no doubt that to be charged with murder in 1901, probably required you to be either caught at the scene or positively identifed by someone of high standing as being there. Anything else was guess work...

So your comparing Apples and Oranges, when you compare official figures for different eras of policing...

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Yes and?

And the death penalty existed before Manson and his brood went on their murder spree - didnt seem to deter them much did it? Nor does it seem to deter the thousands of murders that are committed each year in the US now, does it?

And if Manson was executed today, would that bring back his victims? Nope.

So lets see - deterrent element - doesnt appear to be working; Brings back the vicitims - afraid not.

If the only reason you have for supporting the death penalty is that keeping people in prison costs you and other taxpayers money - well thats a pretty f&%ked up world view if you ask me.

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Australian Sex Party stands proud

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One thing i noticed from the results...

Is that the ASP doesnt appear to have done deals for preferences like many other parties and this seems to have cost them in the final standing.

They polled very well in the primaries but when the lowest voted for candidates started to drop out, the votes tended to be redistributed almost solely to the major parties. I credit this to too many people voting above the line and not putting the effort in to vote below the line (For the senate in Australia you have the choice of voting 1 for a party and then your preferences are handled as the party decides - voting above the line; or of numbering all of the candidates (84 in NSW) in order to precisely decide your preferences for yourself - voting below the line. Unfortunately too many Australians are lazy and didnt put the effort into decide there own preferences).

Next time they should think about getting some preference deals going with some of the other parties such as the shooters party and the democrats. This will help them get in next time.

But still theyve got my votes!

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Iran unveils 'robot bomber'

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Two things for the various AC's

1) Australia doesnt have nukes. Never has, never will. You may be thinking of Pine Gap which is one of the worldwide US military bases which has some control over the US nuclear wepaons profile. However, this is a US base and not an Australian base. And just to make it perefctly clear - there are ZERO nukes on Aus soil.

2) The Lockerbie bomber was Libyan not Syrian. Pretty big difference there... Should i draw you a map?

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Aussie election results: Firewall wobbles

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Unfortunately not...

Although they did rank as the 4th or 5th party in every single state except Tasmania (pulling on average 2-3% of the primary vote). Behind the Lib/Nats, ALP and Greens.

So for a first time run thats actually not too bad... Hopefully in another 3.5 years we will see a better showing! =)

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DARPA orders VTOL robots for 'covert payload placement'

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Ok but...

But then why do you need VTOL as opposed to standard UAV's if your going to airdrop the packages? And if you need zero forward momentum whilst doing it, then how does this present a better solution then a helicopter?

I'm all for this thing from a technical point of view and ive done the cost/benefit analysis of tiltrotors versus both fixed wing and standard rotorcraft before (i'm a big fan of tiltrotors i must admit). But i do not see this as being hugely useful in the proposed role of covert parcel delivery. But maybe my idea of what constitutes a covert parcel is different to DARPA's!

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Maybe im missing something here...

... but if a 10 foot wingspan bat comes flying into my window (assuming i have a window that large) i think im going to notice it leaving something behind. Not even to mention the noise. So what sort of covert payload can something this big (and loud) leave behind? I think people would notice it in a city. And if your the kind of person who lives in a cave and is a subject of interest to the US warmachine, you would probably have a guard or two watching the cave entrance so i would imagine they would see this coming too.

So not really sure what sort of a covert payload a 10 foot wide delivery vehicle could drop off in any location... ideas?

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NASA seeks soundtrack for final shuttle mission

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Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy

Best song to wake up to ever... And the film clip is the footage from the Excelsior stratospheric balloons jumps (longest freefall in history).

Other suggestion - See you later, alligator... ;)

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Dawn raids catch 9 for massive iPhone 'fraud'

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Yes and...

... and my proposal was that once they identify that a sim was stolen, and had been racking up these charges on a premium rate number then to ban that number across the entire network. It would mean that as soon as that sim was identified as stolen, no other sim would be able to call that particular premium number and dial up those charges.

If they steal a new sim it means they need to dial a different premium rate number. And if its really that easy to create premium rate numbers then that points to a whole different raft of problems with the telecommunications industry, dont you think?

So im not really seeing your point...

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Yes but...

So O2 would be screwed for the first month thats true, but this went on for months. It cannot be that easy to start up premium rate numbers that the crims can have huge numbers of these to switch between!

Or i suppose an easy way to get around this would be for O2 and other operators not to pay the premium rate numbers for 30-60 days after the call. Lets face it, lots of businesses have 30-60 day invoice periods already. It would take out the risk for both O2 and the rest of us who pay the price in the end through higher phone call rates. And if O2 cant pick out a fraudulent premium rate number within 30 days then frankly they deserve to get fleeced!

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Sorry maybe i missed something...

... If O2 were losing money because these creeps were calling specific premium phone numbers, why didnt they just block access to calling these numbers?

In theory it would seem to be a simple operation - a phone is identified as stolen and the phonecalls fraudulent. Identify numbers called, block all future calls to any premium rate number called by said stolen phone across the entire O2 network. Problem solved.

Ok you may lose money until the phone is identifed as stolen but that shouldnt take more then a few weeks at the absolute most.

What am i missing here?

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ECJ ruling puts VAT on salary sacrifice schemes

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Just an idea...

Would it be possible to NOT link the value of the salary sacrifice to the value of the vouchers supplied and state that the value of the service provided is far below the cost of the purchasing of the vouchers? Whilst some VAT would need to be paid for the "service" of providing the voucher, this would be a lower value compared to the VAT reclaimed in the purchase of the vouchers, and so mean that the cost to the company would not necessarily be as high.

I dont normally advocate creative accounting (especially by companies) but this seems like a ridiculous move by HMRC that will only hurt the workers of these companies...

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Boffins baffled by 'magnetar': Ought to be black hole, but isn't

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I dont know about you...

... but it almost makes me want to become an astronomer/astrophysicist just so i can declare myself to be one of the astrocognoscenti...

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Acrobatic pilot survives loss of wing

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@ MinionZero

MinionZero, im not sure if your agreeing with me or not.

I suspect we're looking at the history of seatbelts from a slightly different point of view. The use of seatbelts was brought in gradually, and when it became clear that they were an excellent way to save lives it became law that they be installed on all new cars. However, it was not originally required to retrofit them into old cars, because it was identifed that doing so would lead to backyard jobs that could actually make things more dangerous (fix the seatbelt to the wrong spot and you could, for example, reduce the strength of the bodywork so that in an accident the car buckled worse causing more damage). It was only about 15 years after the original law was brought in that the requirement to retrofit was introduced. And by that stage, there werent that many cars left to be retrofitted and the installation of seatbelts was a well known task, so retrofitting could be done safely and without risk.

That would be the way i see the introduction on parachutes being brought in as well.

I suppose for me the current situation more closely resembles the introduction of airbags into vehicles. Its not a legal requirement to have an airbag in your car nor the types of airbags to be used (driver, passnger, side, etc). However, you would be hard pressed to find a new car being sold without airbags, and if one did exist it would have to have some other amazing selling points to have people buy it without the added safety feature of an airbag. Additionally, i think you would be very hard pressed to find anyone who would try and retrofit an airbag to an old car, the cost would be high and you would have no guarantee that it would actually work as designed because the car was never designed to have the airbag in the first place.

So im all for parachute technology being brought in for new aircraft but i think its an incredibly risky proposition to have old aircraft retrofitted...

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About legality..

MinionZero - whilst i have no idea whether the use of aircraft parachutes is legal or not in the UK, you have to keep in mind the balanced view which the CAA have to take on this issue.

First, a large percentage of light aircraft crashes would not be aided by the installation of parachutes as they involve things like flying into mountains/trees in bad weather or accidents involving take-off and landing (for which a parachute is unlikely to be able to deploy quickly enough).

Secondly, the vast majority of light aircraft flying today are over 10 years old. That means the installation of parachutes would require expensive refits. This would then require reissuing of type certificates or the recertification of aircraft to carry this new equipment. As many of the light aircraft flying today come from companies that have folded, the modern company carrying their type certificate is unlikely to put in the cash for the cost of the certification. And with so many different aircraft out there (each of which is unique) it is unlikely the parachute manufacturer could afford to pay for the qualification itself. Hence i can understand why the CAA is not permitting the retrofitting of old light aircraft with this equipment - it would be a very expensive operation and the chances of quick and dodgy jobs being done are very high.

Lastly, there is an argument that the use of parachutes on light aircraft are actually a danger as they encourage people to be more reckless and more willing to push the boundaries of what their aircraft is capable of because they have that safety net. I'm not 100% convinced by this as most pilots i know are incredibly sensible people, who understand just how expensive an aircraft is to both buy and repair and wouldnt do anything to risk adding more cost to their already expensive hobby. But there are always idiots...

My personal opinion is that the use of parachutes in new light aircraft should be allowed if those aircraft are certified to carry a parachute (even if its only an optional extra). Old aircraft which have not been certified for it should not be allowed to carry a parachute. Simple as that.

Just my 2p.

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HMRC staff fired for racism over benefits

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My guess...

People dont (to the best of my knowledge) receive extra funding for coming from a different ethnic group. You may receive more or less based on your income but that has bugger all to do with race or ethnicity.

So it was probably something along the lines of reducing the child support for a family with two children so that they only got the money for one of the children not both...

So whilst your making a point about equality, the rules are already written to be as equal as possible and you just come across sounding like a condescending twat. Probably next time try to write with a little more balance...

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Apple fans drool over Liquidmetal widget

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You forgot one thing...

Casting of any metallic material is hugely more expensive then machining. Even if you machine away 95% of a metallic block and take hours to do it, it will still usually work out at roughly half the price of the casting. Hence why so much is machined, and why you dont see LiquidMetal MacBook cases.

I'm also not sure i agree with your statement that without a crystal lattice there are no weak points for failures. Diamond, the hardest structure on the planet is made up of a crystal lattice of carbon atoms which is it what gives it its strength. Bucky balls derive there extreme long life from their crystalline lattice. Crystal lattice networks tend to propogate cracks more readily when there are excessive amounts of impurities present. I have no idea how a completely non-lattice structure would maintain its shape and strength.

It does sound like a very interesting material and i think i will go away and read some more but i think some of your assumptions on the manufacturing side are a little overly optimistic...

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Ditch the malware magnet

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When do you need Acrobat Pro/standard?

Hi Nader, i'm not flaming or anything, but when do you find you actually need Acrobat?

I have it on my work machine here but discovered that Office 2007 has a function to create pdf's (the main function i used Acrobat for previously) and actually does a very good job of it (including all links, etc which i normally got out of Acrobat). Its also significantly faster.

The only function in Acrobat i havent found a replacement for is condensing multiple pdfs into a single pdf file (my work scanner is an old thing which cant manage multiple page scans). For this reason Acrobat is still on my work desktop but it never gets used if i can help it.

So I'm just wondering what other tasks you need it for which you cant find replacement programs?

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Extreme porn law on the ropes

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I hope he sues the CPS...

... If the CPS are not willing to defend their position despite having placed onerous restrictions on the defendent (not being able to see your daughter is pretty friggin onerous in my book) then surely he could sue under some sort of Malicious Prosecution and/or Slander/Libel laws...

A significant pay out for destroying a mans life might make the CPS a little less prone to destroying people's lives for the hell of it!

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Naked German women evade Swedish chopper

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Did you even read the article?

The cops were called when they failed to return from they're hike. So this was a search and rescue operation (which luckily turned out not to be required). This had nothing to do with the fact they were naturists.

Seriously, try reading the article next time rather then auto-ranitng a Daily Fail response...

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Aussie opposition will scrap firewall

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One question...

Why have they waited so long to come out on the side of sanity?

The debate has raged for months (the debate being Conroy saying we neeed it and the rest of Australia saying it wont work/we dont want it), and only now they come out and say they're against it!

I'll withhold judgement on whether this is an actual scrapping of the firewall or a "re-imagining" until i see the detailed plan of the liberals...

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Google boss turns Wave demise into success of sorts

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You have got to be f%&kin kidding me...

"People will find it's very useful to have devices that remember what you want to do, because you forgot ... "

Oh im sorry Google i forgot that i want a device to remember everything that i forgot because naturally i forget everything thats important for me to do. I only remember the unimportant stuff like remembering not to click on google ads, not to use google search and to criticise Eric Schmidt at every available opportunity...

Eric Schmidt is quickly beginning to make Bill Gates and Steve Jobs look like angels. They just wanted to control competition and our purchases, Eric Shcmidt wants to control everything we do... Guess which one im more worried about!!!

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'Most powerful person in search' calls time on Yahoo!

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Fail for you, win for me...

Michelle you can dislike Facebook or you want, but just cause it doesnt have a purpose for you, does not mean it doesnt have a purpose for other people (like myself). Thats like saying that because we have aircraft, why would anyone have need of a helicopter?

For me Facebook is superb for keeping in touch with friends, because i am in a job where i move country every 6-12 month (8 countries in the last 5 years so far) naturally i make great friends in each of those countries and so I want to stay in touch with them all. However, i also change mobile phone numbers regularly so staying in touch with everyone by phone would be a right pain in the butt. Facebook lets me see a brief update of where my freinds are and what theyre up to. Without the need to send out a hundred emails a week. I can also send direct messages to people when i want to.

Ive never touched the games or other bollocks attached to Facebook (and i have no intention of doing so in the future), but for just keeping in touch with people in different cities and countries i find it fantastic.

So just keep in mind, that whilst something might not work for you, that does not mean it doesnt have a purpose for someone else.

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Is it a phone? Is it a Taser? No, it's a cattle prod!

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Ahh but the difference is...

The difference is that when you see someone walking down the street carrying a cattle prod, its obvious theyre carrying a cattle prod, and your going to pay attention to what they do with it.

If you see someone carrying a phone, your not going to pay any real attention and so you put yourself in a lot of danger of being shocked when your backs turned.

Oh and i hope he didnt claim they were just for him - he ordered 20 of them! Tell me he didnt have something nefarious planned with that!

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Scotland Yard cuffs six in megaquid phish ring probe

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Operation Dynamophone?

Who the hell comes up with these operation names?

Someone who has been watching the Simpsons a little too much perhaps?

"Saxamophone, saxamophone..."

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Solar plasma aurora storm to hit Earth tomorrow today!

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What do you mean new?

Have you checked the queens lineage recently?

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Not necessarily...

Not if this is a Day of the Triffids type event! Then you wont see anything.... ever... again...

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Wiki crew launch attack on FBI official seal bluster

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Wrong...

We're talking about Wikipedia and Wikimedia here... They are absolutely nothing to do with Wikileaks...

Do try and read the article next time...

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Boffins: Arctic cooled to pre-industrial levels from 1950-1990

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Am i the only one...

... who considers chopping down trees to get data on climate change to be just a little bit stupid?

Considering that in one tree you have potentially up to 500 years of continuous data. You then go and cut it down to find out that data, but in doing so your cutting off any chance to increase the record! Surely there must be some way to do this research without needing to chop down the tree...

Wont someone think of the environment.... Oh, right...

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Apple as a religion: How the iPhone became divine

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I think this sort of research...

... identifies those sort of people who are the hardcore evangelists of all things Apple. Just as there are the hardcore evangelists of all things Linux, Open Source, Climate Change, etc.

For those people (and im sure we've all come across them) this is actually a pretty good understanding and covers things pretty well. However, the majority of people in the world do not end up in one of these categories, at least not for various electronics. We just buy the products that we a) think will do the best job, and b) that we can afford.

I would categorise most people on a site like El Reg to be primarily in this second category, although check any thread on the site that is about Israel, Google, MS, Apple, climate change, etc and at least one or two rabid fanatics will appear. Its those people's responses which respond to the type identified by this research...

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Council's school-snoop-op ruled illegal

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Wrong...

The full statement was "We're sorry... we we're caught. We will take more care next time... not to be caught".

Whoever authorised this should be placed in stocks in the town square for everyone to throw rotten vegetables at. Bring back the good ol' punishments i say!

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Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G 18.4in laptop

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Heres a reason...

I work in an industry where i move location every 6-12 months - usually to another country (im up to 8 countries in 5 years so far). A desktop is just not an option. And whilst lugging a large desktop replacement to another country is something of a pain for the short time your on the way/at the airport, it is actually achievable and having the power and speed make it worthwhile when you get to your destination.

Additionally, buying a top of the line desktop replacement means you can usually last a good 3-5 years before needing to replace the laptop. If i bought a regular laptop id be replacing it every 2 years or so...

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NatWest calls off legal attack dogs

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After NatWest's behaviour...

I doubt I'd be updating NatWest's review with any of their "additional benfits" any time soon, what about you?

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UK.gov drops £6m on Google

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Those numbers do seem ridiculously high...

Is there anyone out there with experience of google ads for a major company and the amount they spend on advertisements in this medium?

It would be nice to have a relative figure to compare with rather then just following the Daily Fail route of "Oh no! Look how much money those Labour bastards gave to evil Google!"

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Data.gov.uk chief admits transparency concerns

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I cant believe it...

That actually sounded like a reasonable and well thought out response from a senior civil servant!

How could this be allowed to happen? I mean if this sort of thing keeps up we might actually have some civil servants that we can trust! I demand this man be sacked for bringing the service into disrepute by actually knowing what he's talking about...

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Data for 100m Facebook accounts published to BitTorrent

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Actually im quite interested in this....

Whilst i have all of my security settings set to private and dont allow anyone but friends to view my stuff and dont post moronic messages etc, im still interested to see just how much stuff this trawl picked up. I'll probably download this tonight and do a search for my name to make sure that the level of privacy i THINK i have is the same as the level of privacy i ACTUALLY have.

I will probably also search for members of my family (who arent the most tech saavy of individuals) so i can show them exactly how much theyre making available online and get them to improve their security and start taking this seriously.

Yes its a non-story for anyone who is the remotest bit tech-saavy, if this story makes those for whom a breadboard is the thing in the kitchen you slice your loaf on, a tiny bit more aware of their privacy (or lack thereof) on thie internet this can only be a good thing...

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Uncle Sam sues Oracle (again) for alleged fraud

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Wait a sec...

Did i misunderstand something here - Paul Frascella started the lawsuit in 2007 when he was still working with Oracle? And only jumped ship (or i guess more likely was pushed) in 2008?

Wow that takes balls! Suing your company whilst your still working for them - Just Wow!

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DfT 'unwittingly' bigged-up speed camera benefits

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Dont agree...

I dont really understand how you can say this shames the pro-camera lot. It shames the DfT for absolute certain, but where else would the pro camera lot go to get there facts?

If i want facts about people dying in hospitals i would go to the NHS. And if the figures they tell me and release to the public state something that backs my argument of course im going to use them. If it turns out the NHS has been lying in its figures, well thats hardly my fault, is it?

Speed cameras can be very beneficial when used correctly but i think we all realise that the vast majority of speed cameras in the UK are not used properly and are only used as cash cows. So, its time to say "So long and Good riddance to dodgy speed camera usage"...

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Google sets Android on pirates

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Until google decide to monetise this too...

... by sending back everything you do...

"Dont be evil - unless there's money to be made from it" (the true google slogan)

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Opposition to can Aus $1.3bn school laptops program

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When will they learn?

When will the bloody politicians learn that a laptop is not an educational tool?

A good teacher, a blackboard, chalk, pens, paper, maybe a projector are educational tools.

Computers are only educational tools when doing computing related subjects. So why would you buy laptops instead of desktops which are half the price (or less)? And why would you need one for every second child?

I cant believe i voted this pile of shite government in. The problem with Australian politics now is that the alternative in the forthcoming election is an even worse pile of shite... Its very much a Damned if you do, Damned if you dont situation...

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Reboot key Brit 'ready to save internet'

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Maybe not Mordor but close...

Considering the hassle of getting into the US at the moment, I'm sure its not that much more difficult then getting into Mordor...

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