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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

El Presidente

So access to information

Banishes superstition?

Hoodathunkit?

Next up, pope seen squatting in the woods ...

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

El Presidente

"Commentards don't HAVE balls"

Plenty of nuts though........

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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Anyone Else

Skip from page one to page 5 without the bits in the middle?

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

El Presidente

I am pleased

That having sorted out all of their other significant problems, various departments of the US administration have finally arrived at a sensible outcome in the war on plastic duck racing. That said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if, on race day, some power crazed deputy came out blastin' like Yosemite Sam.

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John McAfee declares war on Android

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Big Brother

Permission Remover?

Can't believe no one has mentioned the excellent Permission Remover app.

It's surprising how many apps function perfectly well (for the end user) when so called essential permissions are removed.

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Shambolic search for new head of EU privacy watchdog halted

El Presidente

European Data Protection Supervisor?

Edward Snowden and Julian Asange™ Ought to jobshare.

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Silk Road 2.0 busted! At least two arrests as federal crackdown begins

El Presidente

Oh FFS

The sooner Our Generation grow the feck up and decriminalise the better.

All the 'soldiers' in the retarded 'war on drugs' are wasting more of our taxes in their unwinnable 'war' than 'benefit scroungers' 'tax evaders' 'immigrants' and expenses troughing members of parliament combined.

70 years of 'war' and nothing to show for it but repetitive crap headlines and middle class hypocrisy.

#Team Nigella

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World+dog: Network level filters block LEGIT sex ed sites. Ofcom: Meh

El Presidente

Wot they said ^^^^

"Only one website has provided continuing drip drip of misery, harassment and nastiness: Facebook. When will that social hate site be blocked?"

and

"This cuntry and its vile moral control freak minority make me sick."

Polite round of applause. I despair.

Why is government so inept as to choose the wrong option almost every time?

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Analogue radio will CONTINUE in Blighty as Minister of Fun dodges D-Day death sentence

El Presidente

We used to call it Bird FM

Coming home after a few days on the lash, still vibrating from the music and ... Bird FM.

Even in a dingy flat in an inner city .. close your eyes, pop your cans on and you have a garden.

Ought to be the flagship test station for DAB

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Teary-eyed snappers recall the golden age of film

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Film could quickly become an expensive PITA

Not much fun getting a bad batch of stock in the studio, getting a pink caste on the results and having to redo the whole thing. The expense! The delays. Digital has revolutionised photography for the better in many ways.

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Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

El Presidente

Forty million? Triple it and you're getting close.

Traditionally, £40,000,000 is Governmentspeak for £120,000,000.

I see no reason why in the case of IDS the above will be any different.

And he'll still get a Lordship.

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One-minute Koch-blocking earns attacker two years, massive fine

El Presidente

Re: The costs sound excessive to me

Headline sentencing, American style.

Se also 1000 year sentences.

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El Presidente
Pint

Re: How much free speech can you afford?

@ Shannon Jacobs

"I think they are worthless scum. They did NOTHING to earn their fortune, and everything they have done to protect and increase their fortune has been on the scale from morally despicable to purely evil."

Don't think you can get into trouble for telling the truth. Have a pint on me.

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Judge upholds UK ban on HTC phones, but HTC One gets a pass – for now

El Presidente

So ... That's Why T-Mobile

Called my Mrs. twice last week to offer her a 'deal' on an HTC One Mini.

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Calling Doctor Caroline Langensiepen of Nottingham Trent uni

El Presidente

A bodacious attempt, it sits well with this commentard.

Doffs cap to Watson's chutzpah !

I would like to know if it was a straightforward story pitch or if he let on to his cunning plan beforehand, though.

Either way, good lad!

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Bring Your Own Disks: The Synology DS214 network storage box

El Presidente

Re: Great bits of kit +1

Powerful, zero faff, solution with a tiny footprint and extremely low running costs.

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

El Presidente

I Googled German Goo Girls

Kind of wish I hadn't. Cannot un-see.

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Mass Effect: Ten lightweight laptops that won’t bust your back

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Nexus 7

And a bluetooth keyboard here. Ditched laptops ages ago.

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Google: YouTube fights off HUGE ASCII PHALLUS MENACE

El Presidente

I stopped reading ..

.. at the word 'gotten' because I was reading a UK website.

I was expecting 'since become'

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Telcos can be forced to turn copyright cop, block websites – EU law man

El Presidente

Re: "... workarounds to such bans are a few clicks away online."

@ Frank Ly "the majority of casual downloaders (in the general public) wouldn't be able to find them easily"

No, they just wait for a court order to force an ISP to announce the name of a newly banned service before using a proxy to access a site which previously they had never heard of. Well played, lawyers, well played.

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Snappers attack Google Image problem, demand action from EC officials

El Presidente

Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping

Also, not so much bandwagon jumping as trying to get on and stop the horse and carriage that Google is driving through the laws which previously protected many creative industries on their global mission to "do no evil"

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Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping

No, you don't understand the issue because it wasn't explained very well in the article. Photographers are seeing *massive* falloff in site visits. There's no need to visit a photographer's website when Google serves the image up for free.

The caveat on Google images "Images may be subject to copyright" is laughable as 99% of images *are* subject to copyright and Google well knows this.

Google ought to state:

"MOST if not all images *are* subject to copyright and you should contact the image owner to obtain permission if you wish to use the image. Failing to do so *will* leave you open to legal action"

But Google prefers to aid and abet.

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Tales from an expert witness: Lasers, guns and singing Santas

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loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars?

Good article but, as usual, it's missing something.

This time it's a Link to where you can buy loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars.

6/10 see me after.

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POWER SOURCE that might END humanity's PROBLEMS: A step forward

El Presidente

Fusion & Free Clean Energy For All?

£75 Billion spent on serious research or splurged on possibly knocking 20 minutes off the time it takes to get from Brum to that London.

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You've been arrested for computer crime: Here's what happens next

El Presidente

Re: Remember

"when the courts find that you're case is built on thoughts alone."

The vast majority of cases which reach the court are built on what the defendant has said.

Without the assistance of the defendant, fewer cases would reach court.

Why help the police build a case? Why do their job for them?

It is for the police to build a case, a defendant is foolish if they help them.

Participating in a police interview is crass stupidity on the part of a defendant.

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El Presidente

Remember

A suspect is under no obligation to leave a cell to be interviewed.

No interview is much better for a defendant than no comment.

There's no copper giving a highly speculative narrative on tape because there is no tape.

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Virgin Media suffers growing pains as Cable Cowboy daddy settles in

El Presidente

The 'cable cowboy' needs to get the metre eaters out to lay some more ducting in previously unprofitable areas and it really should increase the number of UBRs. Tenfold in some areas.

The more a service provider needs to spend on fault handling and call centre drones is correlated to the performance of the service they provide.

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Oil execs, bankers: You'll need this 'bulletproof carbon-nanotube-built' BUSINESS SUIT

El Presidente

Re: Design flaw ?

Diamond carbon tie, obv.

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Gasp! Twitter displays pictures in main feed as IPO looms

El Presidente

Re: Twitter adification

Also free: Don't use twitter. No plugin required.

edit: No changes, just playing with the new edit button.

edit edit: Thus new featyre shuld weed oit a lot of spolling mutakes.

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Reg mobile correspondent Bill Ray hangs up his Vulture hat

El Presidente

So long and thanks for all the fish, Bill!

I'm sure all commentards will join me in wishing you the best of everything and continued success in whatever you're off to do now.

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All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM

El Presidente

Focal is a great capera app

And I respect the position the developer took when he pulled it from CM.

It is galling to see what was initially free, crowd sourced, data being packaged for sale when those who gathered the data, made the sale possible through their efforts, receive next to nothing in return when the head honcho gets, say, a villa in Florida out of it. You know who you are.

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Twitter sets up BEELLION-DOLLAR credit line ahead of IPO

El Presidente

$10bn?

One day people will look back at this and laugh.

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Murdoch calls for world+dog to 'expose' Google

El Presidente

Re: Anyway...

@ The FunkeyGibbon

There's no evidence that happened but the suggestion that it did allowed the Graun's agenda to gain traction in the conciousness of the UK populace. The rest, as they say, is history.

Whatever the truth that probable myth is stuck in the public's mind as evidenced by your statement.

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Ofcom, it's WAR! Mobe networks fire broadside over 2G spectrum pricing

El Presidente

Could go 2 ways.

One: Network operators will bite the pillow and pay up.

Two: they will restructure their businesses, writing down billions in corporation tax in and due to the process and they will relocate to Ulan Bator for tax purposes, further diminishing their exposure to corporation tax.

They will also inevitably raise their prices.

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Printing the Future: See a few of UK’s 6.2 million 3D-printed ‘things’

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DTP

"The early laser printers were unable to match the quality of a printing press"

300dpi was plenty good enough to take a print ready artwork to a printer.

"high quality output became the province not of the people but of a new breed of output bureau (I ran one) With it the economics of print changed, and we’re now at the stage where you don’t need to print your publication on a laser printer and hand-staple it - you get it printed online. Assuming, of course, that you print it at all."

A valid point but remember the first prediction of the death of print? Office paper sales have increased year on year ever since that prediction was first made 20+ years ago.

Wonder if we'll see a jump in technology with 3D printing which will confound the predictions the 'bright new things' are making or will see them proved right.

/prints out deck chair, grabs popcorn.

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4 Brits cuffed after shutdown of internet drug shop Silk Road

El Presidente

Re: Nice one ...

"I can't see any redeeming features for Silk Road, the anonymous Internet marketplace"

Connecting people who want to buy something with people who have that something for sale?

"The world will be a better place without it being available."

The Silk Road isn't available and there has been no discernible change in the 'betterness' of the world.

So you're wrong on both counts.

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McAfee the man launches 'NSA-thwarting' $100 privacy gizmo

El Presidente

John McAfee

Bonkers or brilliant? I don't care.

Either way I guarantee he'd be good value on a night out down the pub and the world needs more people like him.

I hope the D-Central isn't V-Mental and actually works.

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GCHQ's CESG CCP 4 UK GOV IT BFFs? LOL RTFA INFOSEC VIPs ASAP

El Presidente

Re: Just wondering .....

If you managed to pull that off TPTB clearly ought to put you in charge of everything. What would probably happen is that they would put you in prison without changing the system because it isn't broken. If they caught you, which they probably wouldn't.

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

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Re: re. persian rugs

Persian rugs .. you get them from your local spud peeler, innit?

@Jake: Sorry for your loss.

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Broadcom fries up '5G' Wi-Fi chips to chuck in your connected car

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@ Test Man

That's a great use of the tech but you just know the first use of the proposed tech will be billing us for what we've already paid for - access to our roads - and automatically fining us for not doing so in the 'correct' manner.

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30 years on: The day a computer glitch nearly caused World War III

El Presidente

Watch Threads

That's all.

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

El Presidente

"on the basis of disruptive behaviour"

If an Easy Jet rep actually said that it's potentially libellous.

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Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)

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@ Steve Davies 3

"a really happy Tesco's shopper"

I shop at Lidl & Sainsbury's, mate. Tesco does have very good customer service though.

When my Nexus 7 arrived DOA they swapped it out on the door.

When the next one's screen died two months later they did the same.

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El Presidente

Who cares what it's called?

The specs are great *at that price point*

If the build quality isn't completely dreadful, the Hudl is a winner in this household.

The Hudl will be massive this xmas.

Tesco customer service is excellent and we in the UK are protected by the SOGA so any problems with the tablet suddenly dying or the screen playing up like the N7 will most likely be sorted with an over the counter swap out or your money back.

None of this sending it back to Asus or worse, Google and waiting for weeks for a repair or replacement.

Once XDAdev crowd gets hold of it it's be rooted and booted into a custom ROM anyway.

WIN!

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Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?

El Presidente

I'm starting a hyperlocal ..

Child protection advice website based in a Northern town.

noncesenseinscunthorpe.co.uk

Which bit of that would the censors dislike most?

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Dopey dope-growing dope smoked out by own dope dope-growing vid

El Presidente

Sent to Prison for Growing Plants

Anyone else think that's disproportionate?

Community service? Help the aged? Paint over graff tags? Sweep the frikkin' streets?

Something useful and less dogmatic?

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Do not adjust your eyes: This Kobo ten-incher has a 2560 x 1600 resolution

El Presidente
Facepalm

Re: @an_it_guy

£299 for the 10" according to the article "the same day as the £300 10HD"

16GB though ... no expansion.

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Air mattress blast blows German man across room

El Presidente
Mushroom

Re: Something not quite right..

http://www.nwzonline.de/blaulicht/wohnhaus-explodiert-bewohner-schwer-verletzt_a_8,3,614717419.html

More than a bit of damage!

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'Symbolic' Grauniad drive-smash was not just a storage fail

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Thumb Up

Re: It does set an irritating precedent

"It could get very expensive for the Grauniad if the authorities decide to continue being silly funts."

Probably why Rusbridger didn't use the special procedure material defence.

Easier to smash up a laptop and get a story out of it than spank hundreds of thousands in a futile defence.

Looks like he played a blinder this time in letting the spooks spaff egg all over their own faces and that of the cabinet.

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El Presidente

Don't forget the lying bit.

The cabinet claimed no prior knowledge of Miranda's detention, then that they admitted they knew.

Then they denied the Rusbridger story then the cabinet confirmed it was true.

In any other walk of life, that much duplicity and outright incompetence would see them sacked and the police called in. But this is the cabinet. They are above the law in the way they claim nobody is.

Shocking, brazen lies and getting away with it in public. Shameless.

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