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So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?

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Boules?

Boules!

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UK.gov chucks £28m at F1 tech for buses and diggers plan

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Re: Coming of age

There may be problems in the damp, dark and cold winter where battery performance takes a hit.

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Boss of Russia's Facebook says Putin cronies have taken over his company

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Stranglers

"No more heroes anymore" ?

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AMD stock soars after positive quarterly report

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Maybe the attraction of a chipset-ecosystem-architecture capable of ARM and x86 works in financial circles?

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Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing

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Dark art of Accountancy?

Accountancy always was, is and probably always will be a dark art pronouncing and announcing aims, aspirations, dreams and intentions if the Board (even if it has a single well motivated and dominant individual, no?)

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Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'

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Pension?

Is Sculley after his pension from the Apple?

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Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise

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Going to the darkside?

If so, do it properly?

(Only 160 kg)

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/products/motorcycles/mt/mt-07.aspx

(Note: dear moderators there are no pecuniary interests in this post - I am merely a potential customer of an MT-07 for which I will probably have to pay full costs anyway )

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In one of the shops in our high street is a cushion. It's in the window, on display.

It has words on the cushion and they go a bit like this:

Women are not meant to be understood, they are meant to be spoilt.

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kenny is innocent

Kenny didn't do it?

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

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Photovoltaic technology is innocent!

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Re: Strong winds

Have you tried Windeze?

Feels like a Saturday today and its gone 11 a.m. already!

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Whoever you vote for, Google gets in

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G?

G-men?

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Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED

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is HeartBleed a HoneyPot?

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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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Containment Solution?

If dilution is the solution to pollution at sea what is the solution of containment in the worst possible case scenario?

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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

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Take note US

Here in the UK we appoint arts trained administers to administrate in technologically demanding environments. So there?

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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(untitled)

if that is what the public want, expect and will pay for where is the harm in that?

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German space centre endures cyber attack

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As if by blaming someone, some nation or some organization the problems were optimised to Min or to Max accordingly?

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Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released

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Re: Hmmm

Upvoted

have a beer dude!

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Hmmm

Hey NSA/GCHQ could you do something useful for us for a change?

Hmmm seems sensible.

You'd think with a business model generating 2 trillion gazillion billion of trade on a worldwide basis in hardware, software and content that someone, somewhere might say something like "yeah - but we need it to be sanitized?"

Maybe the open-open view of internet is okay but maybe a closed-closed internet has a commercial basis too?

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Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report

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Re: Taking a Walk on the WWWild

Just drink in the beauty or the words - treat it as a poem rather than a definition if that helps.

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Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment

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Stranger still?

RT showed pictures from Ukrainian news broadcast about leader of right wing extremist party claimed to have been shot dead while resisting arrest by Ukrainian police. Comment was made about the dead man wearing handcuffs behind his back.

Here in the UK the death under circumstances of a leader in the move to change political regime in Ukraine was not reported at the time although it was mentioned a few days later on lines of "oh by the way leader of Ukrainian Nationalist party was shot while resisting arrest by Ukrainian police".

On the other hand on the weekend when Russian forces formally entered Crimea nowt were broadcast about it on RT but western media got into a bit of a frenzy about it.

Interim conclusion: when such divergence is shown in press and news some serious s*it and influence is being exerted at almost a subliminal level.

PS: anyone notice that the modern bad guys in US TV series are now Syrian?

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Never mind the HORSE MEAT, trading standards cuts'll hurt IT crowd, too

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Maybe it is possible?

but it will probably require efficiencies such as the wage bill remains the same but number of employees increases.

And they are not going to do that now are they?

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It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer

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Re: Maybe?

True, true and doubleplus goodly of you to state so and trebleplus due diligence should determine first whether it was legal or illegal to make the test?

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Maybe?

I was due to make an online payment so I diligently checked that the website I need to use for said online payment was secure before making payment.

My online payment was conditional on due diligence check of the payment website?

No?

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Re: Dodgy website admins

The computer provider should provide the means or the information for a computer owner to keep kit free from malware and not free.

Analogy: car, driver, car owner

Car owner has a duty to make sure car is roadworthy.

Oh! Bloop!

Here in the UK that might mean annual computer worthiness checks with MOT certificate

Bloop bloop de-bloop!

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Re: Authorised

Due diligence.

If someone gave you a contract to rob a bank in the high street you would be responsible.

Someone driving for a living (bus driver, truck driver, taxi driver, ... ) instructed by boss to get there in ten minutes, driver breaks speed limit to get there in 10 minutes, driver broke law, driver (not boss) is responsible.

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ROBONAUT to find feet after Monday ISS supply mission

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Should have ...

... put its pants on...

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Facebook: US feds probed over 18,700 accounts in six months

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That is probably on top of any informal browsing on Facebook?

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Analysts: Bright future for smartphones, tablets, wearables

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ARM business plan?

1 - keep on with the tablet, phablet, smartphone stuff

2 - keep on with the penetrations server side (this too is a recursive thing)

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US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support

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Fallacy ?

They were going to do it, had it planned but then there was disaster then Iraq then Afghanistan then Bosnia then Libya then finance sector meltdown then intervention to deal with finance sector meltdown (I think they call it financial easing?) then ... and now potentially there is Ukraine.

So, you see, it has always been on the cards but seriously more important stuff barged it out of the way and gobbled up available capital, reserve and maxed out guvmint borrowing.

Sad, very, very sad?

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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Aint no chances?

1 - US is broke and has enough money for wars but not for financial, social or political reforms

2 - Ruskies are used to hardships given weather, geology and geography of their habitat. Space is just a natural extension of that and the moon a natural extension of that (it is a recursive thang no?)

3 - heck, India and China have more chance of setting bases on the moon than US and EU combined (partly due to US and EU financial services and socio-politico consequences of how it has been dealt.

4 - US and EU will reserve enough resource to ensure it can individually or jointly participate in armed conflict formal or informal.

5 - what's wrong with flares?

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Heartbleed vuln under ACTIVE ATTACK as hackers map soft spots

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OTT?

Do I detect a whiff of hype in the way Heartbleed has been announced, denounced or pronounced?

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Biz PC market's looking healthy – but is it just an XPocalypse bounce?

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PC market doubts

If the Dell OS on a stick ecosystem with PC on a stick provided you bring your own keyboard, mouse, monitor and wires is cost effectively doable then there is and will be new urgency in PC market.

If not, I can't imagine people queuing up to get a PC.

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Scandal-hit Co-op Bank's CIO hits eject button after one year

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Ditch the Co-op?

What was that Bolton based bank run by a local entrepreneur for local businesses and employers?

Maybe that will be the new 'co-op'?

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Maybe ...

It looks like the bane of the banks (that is the Co-op bank) with ethical investment policy going back years (it did not invest in apartheid regimes when other banks filled their profit bellies with profits from slavery and slave labour?) has become the target of speculators.

Flower actions, Coleman's vitriolic backlash of words to a gentle, weakened giant designed to cause maximal disruption and now this ...

I only hope that unlike UK Labour Party the Co-op has rediscovered its roots.

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Dell Wyse Cloud Connect: Pocket Android desktop

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Gobsmacked

Is Linux making it into mainstream consumer market?

Do it well Dell!

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Apple to flush '£37bn' down the bog if it doesn't flog cheapo slabtops

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The whole world waits ...

... in eager anticipation.

Should Apple do a new, value product in the 300 - 600 UKP price range it will be another winner.

Heck, it is worth doing just as a marketing exercise to get users in to the Apple way of doing things (mindset and working methods).

Hmmm, random factor: Mr Ives

What will he promote, develop and endorse?

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Greg Christie to leave Apple as Jonathan Ive seizes design reins

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That explains a lot?

skeuomorphism - Aha!

Was it Snow Leopard that introduced an icky filofax looking address book contrary to what had gone before?

It looked oh-so Lotus Smartsuite Organiser-like and oh-so late 1990's out of charaterness with most if not all previous OS realities.

I think I'll start saving for iOS 8 devices and next OS to be

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Who wants a ROBO-BUTLER? Google and pals do – and they've just put $2m towards it

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China has a whole city sector somewhere dedicated to care of the infirm and/or elderly and that it is expensive and underpopulated.

Maybe in city trials completed in China under partnership might be a 21st century way to do things?

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Which sweaty exec dreamt up Office for iOS? Ballmer, Ballmer, Ballmer

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butt...

... who delayed Office for iOS in the first place?

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IBM was wrong to force UK workers off final salary pensions – judge

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Most managers ...

... should be able to increase dividends even if turnover is declining by using basic cost reducing, efficiency improving approaches with optimising sales, or contract, income generation no?

Tsk!

Foolish earthlings!

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Melting permafrost switches to nasty, high-gear methane release

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It may not be a single issue event - temperature change that is - and it may have varied consequence.

For example

Gas releases on land and in sea

Preserved viral thingies and bugs or variants of viral things that might like human hosts

Then there are sea level issues

Crops and environment issues

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Not your father's spam: Trojan slingers attach badness to attachment WITHIN attachment

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Sophistication? Uh-ho

Apparently someone earned over a million spondoolies by an email to a UK educational establishments (they used to be schools but nowadays ... )

http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/08/school-with-worst-gcse-results-lost-1million-to-textbook-fraud-4692001/

So long as the message appears believable it seems to work?

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Can it do PowerPoint slides?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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Re: Alternatively?

Sweden > Switzerland via EU servers

Sweden > Uncle Sam > Switzerland with data sniffing and NSA compliance looks at least a little bit dodgy n'est pas?

Even if the EU server route data sniffed at least citizens would have recourse to action.

With Uncle Sam?

Remember: no taxation without representation?

Maybe

no data slurping without representation should be new dilemma?

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What would ...

people think if

(a) it was the Russian Federation Trade Representative

or

(b) China Trade Representative

(or both)

squealing for the data to be circulated to them?

Maybe on an equal basis/footing in order to ...

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Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Or a WiFi or BT linked earphone and mouthpiece so person can take n make mobile calls using any size tablet (ARM are u listening? I bet Intel are :-) )

So, there you go, tablet becomes base station devices become tethered to base station using WiFi BT or wire.

Suitable for next years markets and marketing dudes?

(Its a good job I've got IP on those?)

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Internet of Things or Connectivity?

Maybe a better way would be to allow tablets to tether in useful ways to, say, bar code scanner.

The big tablet is on trolley affair BT'd or WiFi'd to small device to (a) protect big device and (b) allow small device (less expensive) to be placed in "at risk use"

You know just like how HP 2210 used to do things :-| (embarrassed smirk?)

(You earthlings always get so very close to a great working solution and zap it into non-connerce?)

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'Graceful' solar flare erupts from surface of Sun – NASA vid

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A brontosaurus the size of a Whale?

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Nominet bins Optical Express' appeal against 'It ruined my life' website

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Due diligence

Is there a "due diligence" argument that would form a reasonable basis for the existence of these websites?

Essential criteria would need to have something along lines of "justified cause" otherwise pecuniary advantage might become the single motivator?

The saddest part is that David & Goliath battles still seem essential and necessary for common good even in 21st century?

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