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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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You will be assimilated.

BORG for the win.

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Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC

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"major US telco"

TWC is not so much a "major US telco" as a large ISP and cable TV provider. Any "telco" services they supply are minor and not subject to normal telco regulation.

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The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND

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new Week End Environment

or WEE

how appropriate

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US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale

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this will only screw over OTA viewers

People who are OTA viewers will not find their stations where they expect them to be; and in fact may lost some of them in crowded markets due to frequency issues. The current digital is no blessing, as the weaker signal means users (like myself) lose the ability to view what used to come through plainly. I say if you're going to force them to digital, bump up the power again so that the signal gets further than 10 feet.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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Just don't hit a skunk

You don't be happy...the skunk won't be happy...and anyone coming down the road for the next week won't be happy.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Re: The search engion is Bing

Cleanup on my monitor please.

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Dell slaps Intel Haswell brawn in monster Precision workstations

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"deter light-fingered staff"

I'm insulted.

You have a key for this thing?

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

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Good on her!

Pleased to see a woman (finally) get selected for this prize. Hopefully it will encourage more women and young ladies to get seriously into math and make it theirs.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Give Scotland to the US

But you'll have to take California and Texas.

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NSA leaker Thomas Drake says Oz security reforms are 'scary'

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Re: Nothing is too extreme for this OZ government

OH, you said scary. I read it as scaly.

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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the best hasn't even been mentioned

Your shiney new fridge has just slurped up all your internet bandwidth for the month...sorry, you are getting slowed down to a lower tier and charged extra since your toaster wants to play on the interwebs, too.

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no thanks

I can't think of a single appliance or device in my house that i want connected to any other device and especially NOT to the interwebs where the data is available to a "select few" or to some derp hacker down the street from me.

I barely let my computer talk to the internet; and there are days i wonder about that.

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The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD

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Tabloid

AKA bog roll.

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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i'm thinking

the incendiary device should have been pressure triggered by someone sitting on the boss's chair.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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7,416 Distinct Screw Species

Pictures, or it never happened.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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Re: Java Exploit in Callous Cat Does Not Care" website

Strange, that link doesn't work.

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Who should do security clearance checks? Did you say 'chat-bot'? This military slinger hopes so

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standard polygraph tests

I thought these were pretty much proved to be hokum a long time ago. You mean some poor mis-guided soul still uses them? Shame.

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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

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not liking the "prettiness"

Didn't like it in FF; and like it less in TBird. Been using TBird for my email client for three different networks now, for quite a while. The new "pretty" one seems to have lost it's mind in how it uses my address book and is suddenly pulling up wrong addresses for folks i regularly write. Please just stop.

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Re: One idea...

I have found several tools (at eye-watering prices) on UK web sites and even if willing to purchase (I was); they weren't willing to ship. Even common, every-day hand tools that should be more reasonably priced are not.

Somebody tell me what's up with that? It can't be exchange rates. Is it just gouging in a controlled or smaller market?

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Slavery is not gone

it's rampant in Africa, Arabian peninsula, and much of SE Asia. Most of the slave trade in the former colonies was "fed" by one tribe selling off another in Africa. pretty much how they still do it.

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Europeans have no guns

Well, I don't know about that. All the US films i see that have been filmed in EU, everyone and their mother has a gun.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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they find a shrunken dried hand with one finger raised

Well, he hasn't changed one little bit now, has he?

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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reminds me

Of a movie i just watched.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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Re: I seriously want one of those canoes

I hope it doesn't taste bad...??

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Another 'NSA-proof' webmail biz popped by JavaScript injection bug

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Re: AC Oh no. Not again.

The pigeons couldn't make it past the sharks with their frikkin' lasers.

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Popular password protection programs p0wnable

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I tattoo mine on the end of my schwartz

Unfortunately, it's like reading a shrunken head.

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Re: Java? On iOS?

This article makes more sense if you replace JAVA everwhere with "insecure POS".

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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dominatrices

Makes me think fondly of a certain moderatrix......ahhhhhhh

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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you kids get off my lawn

While i'm listening to my old Yamaha analog receiver, JBL 100's, and my BIC turntable and Tandberg tape deck. Digital? Oh, you must mean my fingers.

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Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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"ditto pork Jews"

I knew reform Jews who ate bacon all the time. They loved it. Meantime, i guess the piccies of the kids on a bearskin rug as babies are all pron now (to the perverts, anyway).

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Microsoft joins Qualcomm's gang in Internet of Stuff standards fight

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Just say NO

I don't want the IOT touching anything in my house (sometimes not even my computer). Now get off my lawn.

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Lords try shoehorning law against REVENGE SMUT into justice bill

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what if they're fake?

Yes, so you attached her head to a sheep. Is it still revenge porn? She attached his head to a shrimp. Is it even porn at all?

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Google's Quickoffice taken behind shed ... 'Oh, what's the gun for?'

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Pew Pew Pew

There. Took care of Old Yaller and the Yearling.

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Cambridge's tiny superconducting magnet breaks strength record

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Re: Brittle

but nearly as exciting!

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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almost signed up for pay-scam

I looked into those wankers a long time ago (pre eBay days) and they wanted more of my life history than my local bank gets; including orifice sizes and organ measurements. I'm used to getting my sandpaper without; so i exited their site and never looked back.

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Amazon offers Blighty's publishing industry 'assisted suicide'

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Re: On the one hand

IIRC, IBM suggested something like this before iTunes was a gleam in someone's eye. The music industry back then was no smarter than they are now. Turned up their noses as walked (ran) the other way. Book publishers should NOT have entered into the iMonopoly and they wouldn't be in the current sad state. They gave up whatever high ground they had when they slipped into the gutter with Apple holding their heads under.

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Foxconn CEO: 'Suicides weren't our fault'

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FAIL

Has anyone pointed out that there is a subtle but important difference between someone committing suicide in the privacy of their own home and someone being thrown out a window at work?

T, FTFY

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Retiring Reg hack explains how bass playing = tech reporting

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and many thanks

May you long enjoy your reitrement back to the world of music.

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Aereo has to pay TV show creators? Yes. This isn't rocket science

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Clearly Aereo failed to bend over

Or failed to bend over their customers like the normal cable and broadcasters do. Now they'll be out of this business, but i hope they find a new way to waggle the fingers at the industry insiders.

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Google pries open YOUR mailbox, invites developer partners

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GMAIL - it kicks your junk to the kerb

Thanks, but no thanks. The government takes care of that for me.

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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The SCROTUMS got this ALL wrong

Apparently they didn't understand the separate antenna and etc. for each and every customer and the oligarchy of big entertainment somehow managed to buy more influence.

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US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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Re: Don't carry IT around

OMG, you just ended this comment session for everyone. The only thing you forgot was Hitler.

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Re: Whereas in Blighty...

Does the Maximum Fun Chamber have Maximum Fun Bags?

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

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i would put my indie stuff on porntube first

Considering there IS a group working for the indies, i would expect them to get their act together and put up indietube.com ® and go to town with it.

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EXPOSED: Massive mobile malware network used by cops globally

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all your data are belong to us

Seriously, all of it.

Including the stuff we secretly loaded onto your phone you had no idea about.

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France frostily foists flat fizz fear on ICANN's .wine plans

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wines du terroir ??/

I think you mean wines du terrior.

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Traffic lights, fridges and how they've all got it in for us

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Oh Hell No

I don't want anything inside, outside, or near my home "connected" except for my personal computer through the firewall; and it's hardwired. It's bad enough the government can (and will) snoop at will via any means possible (serious stop drinking reminder to those who think otherwise); and the griefers out there will find a way to bollox up your home and devices there if there is any access to the controlling device. I'll just keep my manual cookstove, furnace, leccy, fridge...thanks very much.

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Watered down?

Please tell me you take your medicine neat and don't use ice or water pollutants....

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US spanks phone-jamming vendor with $34.9 MEEELLION fine

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Re: "quis custodiet ipsos custodes"

Well played. Have an upvote,

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Toyota catches up to William Gibson with LED hood

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I'm just going to wait for my automorphing vehicle

so that i can simply tell it what i want it to look like, color, description, and etcetera, and it does it. then the plate changes to some local politician so i can speed. Did I say that?

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