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Facebook warns over password reset scam

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You laugh...

...but i can remember receiving an email from my bank once warning about a scam going around which requested you go to a fake mock up site and sign in. They specifically stated in the email "We will never send you an email with a link to our online banking portal." but guess what was at the bottom of the page? A link to the online portal....

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ISS pair return to terra firma

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i think...

... if that was me i would have offered the boss 2 weeks unpaid work just to get that top billing!

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Madoff geeks charged for writing book-cooking code

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Sorry cant agree...

You dont try and extort a 20% raise out of a company in a recession if your worried about being out of a job, do you?

These two new exactly what they were doing, realised they could get some big bucks by doing it and so willingly made these programs, and then asked for more big bucks to cover it up. They knew exactly what they were doing and deserve everything they get!

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'The LHC will implode the Moon or PUT OUT THE SUN'

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pfftt...

Oh yeah like im going to trust the predictions of any civilisation that can be wiped out by the Spanish...

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Ahh tinfoilers... funny buggers they are...

I always find these tinfoilers so funny.

Lets look at his argument - although these collisions are happening all the time with cosmic rays hitting earth particles, his excuse that this doesnt create black holes is that - they do in fact but the momentum of the cosmic ray diverts them away at extremely high velocity. Funny how we dont see these black holes at all (flying away from as often as they are), or the ones that come from other planets in our solar system, or other solar systems for that matter. the ones from other solar systems would surely come flying through here every now and then and probably would have collected more mass and become somewhat bigger by now, you would think wouldnt you? But no we dont see any of these... hmmm...

But no the LHC is dangerous because your hitting 2 particles head on, and so there will be no momentum for the resulting black hole to be propelled away from us and so it will stay and kill us all! Umm so what happens to all the cosmic rays that hit head on in space directly above our heads. Ok its probably not that common but surely were talking at least 1 every 10 years or so somewhere in the vicinty of Earth? Have you seen any black holes sitting around earth recently? They dont have any momentum anymore so they should just be sitting around too, eating everything in sight, like a fat kid at a childrens party... but nope i dont see any around, do you?

I somehow dont think i will be worrying too much just yet, even with the good docs theories...

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Irate Aussies go after US website

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just like the KFC ad...

...you know the one that was made in Australia, for an Australian audience, but which was forced to be taken down because it offended USAian sesnibilities because of a USAins racial stereotype which doesnt exist in Australia.

True this is incredibly daft by an Australian government agency (no surprise there) but the US has a long histroy of trying to force its rules down everyone else's throats - so its about type someone else started pushing back!

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Mafia don suspect tracked down via Facebook

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Fair play

Using a bazooka to assassinate someone is a lot more imaginative then the usual drive by shooting... marks for style... negative marks for collaterol damage and massive negative marks for being so stupid as to have position identifying information on a social networking site!

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Waledac botnet 'decimated' by MS takedown

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Why arent MS & security researchers...

contacting the ISP of the infected machines? Ok we all know that its illegal for Security researchers to use the C&C nodes to download a removal tool on to the lusers machine to remove the infection. But if they have the IP addresses for some infected machines, then let the ISP know. The ISP can then directly contact the luser and make them do something about it.

Trade off for the ISP - one phone call (and possibly a call out to the lusers place to remove the malware - at a price of course) vs the increased bandwidth used sending out spam and malware attacks. Plus the good PR in actively going out and "helping the customer", has got to mean that the majority of ISP's (at least here in Europe) would do something about it.

Come on MS if your claiming 90,000 no longer active Waldec Zombies then go the next step and pass on the IP addresses to the ISP's and lets get these people out of the botnet before someone manages to reactivate the damn thing!

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Cybercrime losses almost double

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Hitman Scams

Hitman Scams? What a brilliant idea! I mean you pretend to be a hitman, get the money in advance and do a runner - its not like the victim of your scam (not the victim of your supposed hit) can go to the police and complain - "Excuse me Mr Policeman i paid this man to kill my husband but he's just taken the money and my husbands still alive. Arrest him, please!".

And Astrological Reading Scams? Wtf? Did you not meet that tall, dark, handsome stranger that Mistress Athena promised? Oh no she must be a fraud...

Honestly some people need to be taken off the internet for their own protection...

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China warns Google over uncensored search threat

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Just an idea...

Let google keep censoring the results but on every search simply state at the top of the page "X number of websites in your search category have been censored by the Chinese Government".

The major problem of censorship in China in my opinion (derived from talking to Chinese friends in university - usually highly intelligent engineering students) is that they do not have any idea just how much of their web based browsing is actually censored. When confronted with statistics they immediately reject them as being produced by anti-chinese biased western organisations (even those created within China by Chinese dissident organisations), and this is the response of the tertiary educated ones. What hope does the average Chinese have of realising how much his/her browsing is censored?

Letting the people know just how many sites are censored from each search might have the result of opening a few eyes and bringing the grass roots demand for change which is really the only way to cause the Chinese leadership to re-evaluate their actions...

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Body of James Brown disappears from family tomb

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How long does it take to build a mausoleum?

I have to ask the question "How long does it take to Mausoleum?" He died at the end of 2006, its now 3 months into 2010 - and the mausoleum still isnt built? What are they doing building him a pyramid (in the old egyptian style)? the Taj Mahal perhaps?

No wonder he got up and left, probably just wanted to find a permanent home!

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MySpace first to drop pants on Outlook

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bravo!

"... before hooking their email up to the Web2.0rhea sufferers' hotline."

Brilliant, just brilliant...

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Young people are lazy, think world owes them a living - prof

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What a crock...

Every generation is made up of a combination of people who either a) try to work as little as possible whilst trying to earn as much as possible; or b) those that are willing to work extra hours and extra hard for that little bit extra.

I certainly fall into category A whilst my flatmate (same age as me) is defintely a catgeory B. From the older generation my Dad was a definite category B, whilst our next door neighbour (same age as my dad) was a definite catgeory A. All of us are professionals who are good at our job, but we have different focuses in life, thats just the way we are. My dad lived to work, i work to live. Neither is better or worse, just different.

With the release of these sorts of results being heralded as some sort of scientific breakthrough, social sciences will fall that little further into the realms of ridicule...

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Employers call for end to Mickey Mouse degrees

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At my old uni

I can remember in one of the bathrooms in the Mech Eng building there was a toilet roll dispenser which had written on it "Bachelor of Arts Degree - Please Take One".

Never more true then today!

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You really dont know what your talking about do you?

For one thing, the requirement to prove that there is no Brit/EU perosn who can do your job already exists across the entire EU including the UK.

Secondly, the Tier 1 migrants visa (the one that lets you work where you want in the UK and is reserved for highly educated people) now requires a person to have a masters degree and to have earned the equivalent of £40k in the previous year - so the whole hiring cheaply skilled workers on this particular visa is not going to happen. In fact bery few non-managers get through on this visa these days.

Thirdly, in engineering most of the overseas staff you are complaining about are actually obtained through offshoring and in my experience usually have the skills and work ethic to get the job done well. If they dont there quickly replaced with someone that does!

Lastly, if UK degrees where worth anything company's might not look so regularly for the foreigners. Hell just recently, the UK gov proposed reducing the length of an engineering degree from 3 years (which is already too short to learn the skills you need to become a full engineer) to 2 years! Australia, New zealand and South Africa all require 4 years to become an engineer (and believe me thats 4 solid years - there are no easy subjects) and in Germany they require 5 (although there slowly moving to 4) to think you can become an engineer after 3 is ridiculous.

Sorry rant over... but honestly, your government already makes it more difficult for legitimate foreign workers to work in Britian then in any other country in Europe... If you cant get british people into jobs with the lack of competition this causes then obviously british people dont have the skills the companies want - and whos fault is that?

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Partially agree...

I agree in getting rid of the 50% target, that was always a stupid idea.

I do not agree with increasing the prices and removing the budget caps! University is already far too expensive for the average person. However, I suppose i would be willing to agree to an increase in the cost of university degrees when all of those members of parliament who obtained there degrees back in the day when they were FREE, pay the current full fee for the degrees they obtained (plus interest naturally). Yeah not going to happen is it...

Lets face facts, the government in the UK wants to dumb down the entire population to the level of the daily fail reader so that there easier to maintain, so what do you expect - of course many UK degrees are effectively worthless. We cant have enlightened prollies can we?

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Mobile-phone wallet stymied by lack of understanding

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Sorry but heres one consumer who is far from interested...

I have absolutely no interest in this technology at all (but then again maybe im actually a luddite) but it really seems to me to be a solution looking for a problem.

For those that dont want to use cash - debit and credit cards work pretty damn well for any purchases i want to make, and the only time i use any other sort of card of similar nature to whats proposed here is my Oyster card and frankly im more then happy for that to get me on the tube, where funnily enough i doubt my phone would work very well!

If someone could point out to me some case where this might ACTUALLY be benficial, maybe i'll consider changing my mind but for now - I'll pass!

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Thailand approves extradition of credit card hack suspect

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Well on the plus side...

Im sure he'll find prison life in the US to be substantially better then in Thailand...

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'Negatively strange' antihypermatter made out of gold

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I know that was an attempt at humour...

... but i have to admit that that is without a doubt the best attempt to explain the various types of quarks and how they interact with the world that ive ever read!

Please Lewis write a book on quantum physics! You'll have the kids running back to the science courses in no time!

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Brain scanners to be used to 'design' political candidates

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They want us to design our politicians???

Hmm i wonder where they will find enough mute (so they cant talk to us or debate bills), armless (so they cant take bribes or sign any new stupid laws), and chipped (so we can keep track of them at all times) people to fill parliament?

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SeaWorld killer killer whale must die, Bible insists

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jonah was a midget perhaps?

Has anyone consider the possibility that the Orca was just trying to replicate a scene from the bible - Jonah and the Whale anyone?

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New use found for 'world's most useful tree'

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doesnt quite work champ

Boiling dirty water doesnt make it clean Vladamir. In fact your likely to make it worse because by boiling you get rid of a portion of the water and so increase the concentration of the impurities.

If all they were worried about is bacteria this might be a solution (although reducing the amount of water you have in a desert isnt exactly the smartest way to continue your survival) but usually the water theyre talking about in these cases is filled with mud, sand, leaves and who knows what else. Effective filters for this sort of stuff are not that readily available in the desert, especially not for those on the income that this solution is aimed at...

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@ jake

Sorry Jake but were talking two very different scenarios here champ...

You walked out of a desert based on collecting the water from your plastic tarp. But you werent trying to live and farm in that desert were you? If you said you crashed and then decided to live in the middle of the desert and start trying to farm a productive living and you survived with your tarp, then we may have a comparison. As you knew you were trying to escape the desert and were moving as fast as possible it doesnt really count. Im also willing to bet you were still diagnosed as being dehydrated by the authorites when you got back to civilisation.

The people that this is aimed at are those who are located in a desert and who are trying to make a living there, they have a source of water - measly and very dirty, and this is a fast and quick solution to remove a large number of the impurities they currently just have to deal with. This technique will work at any time of day and night, during sand storms, etc which a good ol' tarp cant do. So i say good on the researchers for getting this info out there AND doing it for free...

My only question on the topic is does this miracle tree (tm) produce enough seeds to allow for the next seasons plantings as well as the cleaning of water? Anyone know the answer?

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Street View threatens to throw Eurostrop

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The difference

The difference is that with Street View you can find the easy marks from the comfort of your living room. True you would obviously do a walk/drive by later before you go and try to break into the house (just to check the house is still there!) but you dont need to look over the fence or stop the car for that.

But if you go walking down a quiet residential street peering over peoples fences/slowing the car down to get a better look at a prospective house that tends to get noticed by people and your face or car is likely to be remembered and when the burglary comes along the cops have a description of someone who was looking "suspicious" in the area.

That makes a huge difference on your likelihood of getting caught...

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Have you never heard of a map?

Or perhaps asking directions?

You sound like the type of person who will blindly follow a satnav off a cliff...

If you honestly need this technology to find were your going, instead of just, at the most, using the google maps satellite imagery then you seriously need to take an orienteering course...

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New robot aircraft eliminates need for fleshy slaves

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Im a little suprised...

that Boeing is allowing this, as this one looks pretty damn close to the one that Boeing bought the rights to and definteily looks like being a potential competitor to their bird.

Actually im probably more surprised that Boeing didnt offer this lad a job, if he's single handedly designed and built something that a behometh like Boeing thinks is good enough to buy then surely he's good enough to have working for you!

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Eurocrats mandate maximum charge for data roaming

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Another clever idea from Brussels...

Yet another piece of good legislation coming out of Brussels... Who would have thunk it?

First they protect our privacy, now there passing regulations ot protect consumers... If this keeps up people might start believing that being part of Europe is a good thing after all... (but dont tell the politicians!)

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Apple uncovers child workers in its plants

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partially agree...

Its good that they've done the audit but by the sounds of the result all they've done is send the managers for "some more training" (read: a jolly) and written some more powerpoint presentations.

A company like Apple derives its position not just from its pretty products but by being able to (at least pretend) its a socially responsible manufacturer. Therefore, any breach should have a clear disincentive.

The hiring of 3 kids at 15 instead of 16 is not such a big deal to me, the falsifying of records is what needs to be punished! And you have to remember these were just the falsified records they found, i guarantee there were dozens more that were not found... All this has done is teach those companies how to hide their records better, and how to produce better fakes...

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15 new suspects named in Hamas Dubai assassination

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@ Ian - finally someone else providing an alternative thoery

Its about time someone else started thinking about alternatives to the whole "Mossad are guilty but who needs proof" thing.

I continue to be mystified that people could believe an organisation like Mossad consistently rated as being in the same league as the CIA, MI5, Jordanian intelligence, etc. could make so many mistakes. The passports for me are a dead giveaway - i cannot imagine any government sponsored intelligence network (ok western government sponsored intelligence network) not knowing that an Irish passport has letters and numbers in its passport number, that for UK, Aus, German (and probably Irish and French) passports that you cant sit at an angle, wear glasses, pull stupid faces, etc. The whole thing looks distinctly amateurish to me.

The iranian idea is very interesting, i hadnt thought of that theory... I'll buy your book Ian! =P

My personal fav theory (as i wrote on a different el reg article) is the "Hamas taking out a traitor by making it look like a clumsy Israeli assassination" theory. Its certainly gotten more weight now that its been reported that Mahmoud's son was actually a Mossad double agent for 4 years...

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30 to take down 1?

It really requires 30 people to take down a single terrorist? Who was this guy? Superman?

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Senators to NASA: Get your ass to Mars

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I wish...

...he had just turned around and said, "hey we had the vision, but you guys didnt turn up with the money either under the bush administration or under the current one, so deal with it... Give us the ACTUAL money and we'll deliver you to Mars..."

But i suppose having a spine would be too much to ask from a beauracrat...

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Men at Work appeal Down Under plagiarism ruling

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The answer to the big question...

The reason now is that no-one noticed the similarity until a trivia question asking what folk song could be found inside Down Under appeared on a TV music program called Spicks and Specks (think Never Mind the Buzzcocks but with particularly pathetic attempts at humour!). It was aksed in that program which unfortunately for Men at Work was being watched by the guy from Larrakin Music and court proceedings started about 3 months late...

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Hero corduroy overpowers US school gunman

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Wow

Wow Sense of humour fail by so many people here...

Have some of you never heard of the word "Satire"...

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Its a UK thing....

To explain - teachers in ye olde times (ie the 70's and 80's =P) had a particularly bad habit of wearing cordurouy pants, turtle neck jumpers and other associated clothing. Anytime you've seen a parody of a teacher or professor it will be this particular look that you get...

So calling the old boy a cordouroy is just the reg's humourous take on all teachers...

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bail...

I can only guess that the judge decided to make up what he assumed would be a ludicrous figure for bail and then got the shock of his life when the guy turned around and produced the necessary mill...

Still poor form - someone who starts shooting up a school yard (even if hes stupid enough to try and use a bolt action - i mean fully autos arent excatly hard to obtain in the US!) is not exactly someone who should be out on the streets...

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60 million Americans don't use the interwebs

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Im well aware of statistics

Your honestly telling me you believe that 5000 people can provide a good extrapolation of 300 million people? That surveying 0.0000167% of the US population can give you an accurate representation of the hundreds of minorities, dozens of religions, plethora of social views and multitude of differences in social class/circumstances that make up the US population? Wow i'm impressed - maybe Americans have all integrated into a single cultural after all... *please note the use of sarcasm*

I'm well aware of how a survey done correctly of, for example, 5000 trees in a particular forest could be used to accurately extrapolate the number, types and density of trees across the entire forest, but humans are a distinctly more varied and inconsistent class of sample. Especially when your asking people about there views on something.

I still call fail on this survey - i cannot believe for an instant that you could survey 5000 people across the US and extrapolate that ACCURATELY to represent the entire country.

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Survey Fail...

I love how a survey of 5000 people can be extrapolated to say that 60 MILLION people dont use the internet.

Just where did they find these 5000 people? Is it an accurate cross section of the US? I kinda doubt you can get an accurate cross-section of ages, sexes, religions, minorities, views, etc of the US population from 5000 people...

Look i just took a survey of the people in my office (there are 3 of us) and my statistics extrapolate to the population of northern germany thinking that statistics based on 5000 people out of 300 million are full of sh*t.... Where's my funding?

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Mad Aus gov accuses Sydney hacks of hacking

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Why am i not surprised?

Considering that the politicians in the New South Wales parliament (on both sides of the political divide) have less competence then a chimpanzee trying to play a Stradivarius (actually thats probably an insult to the chimpanzee - he at least might hit the right notes by accident once or twice) this does not surprise me in the slightest.

Bunch of illiterate, incompetent, corrupt imbeciles. Is there any chance we can sack them all and start over again?

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Citizens rail against government data sharing

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Agree with most but not all...

I agree with you that credit reference agencies need to be reined in but i see no problem with mobile operators performing a credit check on a pay monthly contract after all your signing an agreement to say you will pay each month and they need to know you can do so. Remember the mobile phone companies give you a substantial subsidy on your phone when you go on a contract with them - they need to make sure they get their money back. Now for a Pay as you go contract thats a different story!

Also i completely disagree with you on the HMRC affairs. If someone pays no tax that means either a) there illegally not declaring income and so are costing each of us extra money in the higher taxes we have to pay to cover them or b) there is no way they could pay back a mortgage or loan on there income level so why should a bank, etc get hit with that loss? Every bad loan costs those of us with good loans more in higher fees and interest rates because the banks have to cover for those who default.

I agree with you on the DVLA & the passport issues...

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Chimps don't like short measures: Official

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Beware chimps in bars...

The Barmen better watch out if he decides to give the chimps a short measure - we all know what Chimps love to fling!

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WALL-E spaceliner smart hoverchairs debut in Japan

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Sorry but this is a solution looking for a problem

The whole difficulty with moving obese/otherwisely-abled people around is not the actual moving them from A to B - once you've got them in a wheelchair even a small child can push them around. The trouble is getting them in and out of bed and on to the various tables (operating/CRT/etc) as required. This device does not help with this so does not help the nurses...

Sorry - cool idea but useless for helping in the role described...

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Argentinians invade Falkland Islands website

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Gibraltar

And just another example - Gibraltar.

The Spanish want it back but, Gibraltar is effectively more British then most of Britain. Should the UK give it back (against the Gibraltans wishes) just because they happen to live next door to Spain rather then the UK?

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Has anyone asked the islander?

I know its probably a stupid question but has anyone bothered asking the islanders which they want to remain/become part of? Do Falkland islanders consider themselves British or Argentinians/Spanish? The answer should decide the question. End of Story.

Similar idea should apply on all disputed territories... But i guess that would be too easy...

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Google typosquat cash pegged at $497m per year

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Its not the cash thats significant

Its not the cash thats significant but the fact that Google is breaking not only the law but its own terms of service by providing ads for typosquatters, but also that it is providing revenue to typosquatters, thus encouraging these idiots.

I sincerely hope that the profs provided the details of the typosquatter sites they found to google to see whether google actually removed their ads from these sites or whether that particular clause of its sevrice policy was just its usual "placate the masses" bollocks...

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'I'm an IT worker not an assassin'

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Based on the evidence...

Ok based on the same amount of evidence that you are using to draw your conclusions, let me propose an alternative sceanrio which meets all of the "facts" at our disposal.

Lets start with the fact that our Hamas "Hero" survived 3 assassinations. Now in the Vietnam war, the US Military Intelligence unit had a saying "Once is an accident, Twice is happenstance, Three times is Enemy Action".

So perhaps our Hamas hero wasnt so much of a "resistance" hero as an israeli/CIA/etc double agent, a very highly ranked double agent. Perhaps someone within the heirarchy of Hamas discovered this. What to do? If you expose him and kill him that will look terrible, one of your most highly ranked generals turning out to be a spy. Thats a great way to forement distrust and is a great way to see your terrorist organisation self implode. (Or perhaps he just ended up on the wrong end of a "cabinet reshuffling" within Hamas...)

So how to turn this to your advantage - hmmm we know he's survived 3 previous "assassination attempts". Well why not let number 4 do the job. So you hire a team of Europeans (Ex-KGB, serb-bosnia, etc. there's bound to be a team or two running around on the Hamas books), make sure they organise to be very obvious (obviously fake passports, passports from dual-Israeli citizens, be caught on CCTV, etc), and have them assassinate your man.

Hamas screams Israel did it, the world media looks at the 3 previous attempts and condemns Mossad without any evidence (why let evidence get in the way of a good conspiracy?), and Israels long standing policy of not commenting either way on assassinations makes it look even guiltier. Job done - a traitor killed, your enemy loses face (and potential friends), and all is happy in terrorist land.

Fits all of the available evidence and explains the obviousness of the hit. But a very different outcome to the knee jerk anti-israeli responses most of you lot are spouting.

Personally, i'll hold of making a decision about who did it until a little thing called "Evidence" comes to light. I know its an outmoded concept in this day and age but you know some of us still believe in Innocent until proven Guilty.

On a side note - I have been mystified by the almost complete disregard that the media has portrayed in following up Hamas's comment that this guy was in Dubai attempting to buy weapons. Considering that there is an almost global ban on selling weapons to Hamas, it would be VERY interesting to know who was looking to do the selling and what weapons they were trying to obtain. I wonder if the Dubai police are spending anytime following this angle, seeing as its their soil being used to conduct illegal weapons sales... Yeah your right im not holding my breath...

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Go back to the Daily Mail

Please return to your usual habitat of the Daily Mail/News of the World online forums and leave the real discussion to the adults...

Everyone just assumes this is Israel without a shred of evidence. Personally, i doubt Mossad are this inept (e.g. being easily identified on camera, the obviously fake passports, the use of half-israeli citizens names (great way to draw suspicion back on yourself that, huh?), etc.). It looks to me like an excellent attempt to place blame on Israel and generate anger and suspicion against their people. Quite obviously based on your reaction and those of the daily mail readers like you - its succeeded.

But please, if you can tell me another story showing Mossad to be this seriously inept then i'd love to hear about it... I might then go and subscribe to the daily mail! *rolleyes*

And in response to your actual points -

a) Yes lets share Schengen information with countries outside of the EU because all of them have such great data protection laws, human rights record and would never do anything with our data that we didnt want them too...

b) Your quite right, no politician should accept money or gifts from ANY lobby group. Indeed in my opinion professional lobby groups should be outlawed, but unfortunately thats the way the current system is. If you dont like it vote with your feet at the next election or make an official complaint to the relevant political oversight committee.

c) If you honestly believe that Israel is the only group that do this then you are being seriously naive. Every major nation (e.g. China, Iran, Russia) have similar groups working for them, as do the oil companies, tobacco companies, various greens parties, etc. This is why the BBC has special units that look into complaints. Because if they actually paid attention to every complaint, then you would have no television because every show offends someone.

Seriously grow up...

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I dont know about France or Ireland...

but its clearly obvious from the British and German passport photos that the passports are fake - you are not allowed to be smiling or pulling stupid faces like the people in most of the pics, and you have to be facing perfectly towards the camera. Those should have been dead giveaways! (Poor form from the Dubai border police - but then again they were probably busy arresting someone for exasperating "You've got to be fucking kidding!")

I can hardly believe the fact that someone could have made these sorts of utterly obvious slip-ups on a mission like this, and still suceed in that mission...

I'm more then a little suprised that no-one slipped on a banana peel and ended up electrocuting themselves ala Pink Panther...

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HP's PC and printer sales back from the depths

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IT crowd

"Have you tried switching it off and on again..."

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'McDonalds' burger-lers making millions

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Is it really that easy?

To register a phone number in the UK? I know that to get a mobile number required me to show ID, and provide credit card details when i did it in the UK 6 years ago. Have things really changed to be that much easier?

Additionally, if the goods are being delivered to an address, even if that address changes each time - how difficult can it be for the cops to track down who's behind those addresses? Laptops and such would never be shipped without needing to be signed for (one would certainly hope!), so whoever signed at the other end must have some connection or be able to point the finger...

And finally lets face it, anyone stupid enough to accept an order from a yahoo, aol, hotmail, etc account for any company bigger then a dozen staff is a moron. They should have all access to the internet (both corporate and private) removed because they're the sort of idiot who would answer spam or fall for a 419er email...

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Hacker cuffed for Moscow big screen entertainment

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To quote the late great prophet Bill Hicks

"I dont know what the relevance is, but god damn it - im buying that product!"

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