* Posts by earl grey

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

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yahoo news?

They have a yahoo news? who'd a thunk it. I never use yahoo (or bing).

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Net Neut: Verizon flips the bird to FCC on peering deal crackdown

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they don't just need a leash

They need a leash with an electric collar on the end set to "stun".

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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pictures ARE required

When you have lots of skin to show; or playmobile revelations. Have a beer; much better.

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Reviewed: LittleBigPlanet 3, Lara Croft's latest raid and more

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too much whinging

about bleedin' games. just play 'em, ok?

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: Failover not necessarily the answer

Oh, thought you said "fallover" and being that's what it did, i was slightly confused. I'll just go have a lie down now.

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Hackney council leaked thousands of locals' data in FoI blunder

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Prevaricating spokesperson speak

We're currently waiting for plod to arrive, put us all in cuffs, and take us for a long visit to the graybar motel.

Well, in my dreams they said that...

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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but will they stop dicking with my files?

I know, I'm asking for a lot; but it IS my machine.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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welcome to the united tax states of EU

Where it's not clear how any of this will actually work, much less if it can be effectively collected. You start to get an understanding of how stupid the taxing districts are in the US with 50 states, hundreds of cities and counties, and other miscellaneous taxing entities; nevermind that each and every one has its own rules as to what gets taxed and how much. Yes, it's idiotic (EU and US).

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Beware of merging, telcos. CHEAPER SPECTRUM follows

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Are you a customer?

well, you better bid on this bucket of grease before you bend over.

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Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition

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Re: HOW ****ING MUCH?

soggy pile of bits

sounds like you need to get the seals checked.

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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it was good while it lasted

And that was a darn sight longer than planned. well done, boffins!

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: Perhaps this explains ...

That's a real gift for you.

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Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat

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thank the great noodly one that it's not mickey the rat

or you would never EVER see the expiration date....

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BLAM! Max Sound flings vid codec sueball Number FOUR at Google

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hopefully google will kick their nuts

literally; and figuratively.

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Slough or Antarctica? Well, at least Antarctica has penguins

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that liquorice is pure poison

Put it out for the rats and get some normal allsorts.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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well done

have one....

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The future looks bright: Prepare to be dazzled by HDR telly tech

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Where's the HDR pron?

I want to see....er, nevermind.

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Identity thieves slurp Sony Pictures staff info – as CEO sends 'don't sue me, bro' memo

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WTF?

I'm curious

Does anyone know what type(s) of systems were hacked? Windows, unix/linux, mainframe?

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One digi market to RULE 'em all: Get with the net neutrality plan, guys, moans EU digi-veep

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"over the coming months."

Sorry, i read that as "overcoming morons".

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RIP Ralph Baer: Father of the games console dies aged 92

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RIP sir.

And condolences to your family and close friends.

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Internet cash-point boss says 'no thanks' to ICANN's web power grab

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entered a state of denial,

I think you mean Egypt.

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EU law bods: New eCall crash system WON'T TRACK YOU. Really

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without the explicit consent

What could possibly go wrong? Given the general level of disrespect government and business (like insurance, banking, etc) have for the populace; my reply is EVERYTHING. Just Say No!

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Must diarise: UK.gov Verify ID system will 'definitely' work by 2016

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there is no delay to its 2016 target

Yet.

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Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett

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In honor of the Moderatrix

ODFO Blunkie

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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My paid-for bandwidth

And little enough of it as it is... I sure don't want my gutters cluttered with leaves of advertising.

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Re: The big however of ads..

"have a way to make it so"

Is that you, Picard?

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Have an upvote for your trousers

And for your trouser-snake? You'll have to get help elsewhere.

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Re: How much value to users put on web sites

You can't ever have too many tools.

Long-handled riveter.

Regular riveter.

Plastic riveter.

Nut riveter.

I'm sure there are others I don't have (yet)....

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Why, hello there, Foxy... BYE GOOGLE! Mozilla's browser is a video star

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Re: It wasn't broken

Don't know why they changed that (well, I do...it was supposedly more money in their pockets); and i found my search engine changed and had to forcibly revert it back to what i prefer (the same way i revert the look back to the old way).

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Re: "Sadly, WebM never really caught on"

We've never really seen that play out in court. WebM was the result of further work which was purchased from another company (can't be arsed to look it up right now) and more work done. Even though there were threats from the 264 bullies, I don't really recall that lawsuits were brought against either side for stepping on toes. It would have been interesting to see.

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Yes, Obama has got some things wrong on the internet. But so has the GOP

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Taxes; it's not that simple.

You also have multiple jurisdictions in which earnings are taxed. If you live across a state line, you can end up paying earnings taxes to TWO states and possibly to two or more localities (did I mention local school taxes are possible, too?).

You want to get the government off peoples backs; get rid of multiple taxing locales; make purchase taxes the same across the country for food, clothing, hard goods, autos, etc. You are NEVER going to see this change, as the pols are too interested in keeping their hand in your pocket and picking whatever loose change you have (left over). It's the ONLY reason red light and speed cameras are so popular... it has NOTHING to do with safety; and everything to do with the $$$.

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Re: Oh, the republicans think, AC ...

so I can collect graft

It's not graft when your stock portfolio does REALLY well and when you leave politics behind; you can get a well-paying job with your favourite donor company.

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Mighty Blighty filter tilter causes communications chaos

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legitimate and intentional

Surely you jest.

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Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

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So your Twatts are not the same as your Swatts

T (Triple layer) of course...

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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rather nice

Now, if Gina knows how to roll them up in an old rug and use lime....

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What a pity: Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

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Re: I've got a better idea....

Why not forget the whole idea and give everyone a bacon sarnie?

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Re: Baronesses aren't qualified

Vermin - people perceived as despicable and as causing problems for the rest of society

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Re: S.M.A.R.T.

And by the way, the word 'cant' has a U between the C and N.

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Double hammer blow to ICANN and pals' internet power grab bid

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we don't want control

Now queue up over here and bend over.

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: It used to be the case...

yeah, not like some poor sap on a train who looked like a furriner...

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Boffins challenge Internet of Things' lust for power

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no jetsons for me

just skip the IOT and leave me off the snoopy grid.

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Japanese monster manifests new PETAFLOP POWER

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the key is astronomical

most high power computing facilities are either for general use, or dedicated to specific jobs (like nuclear modeling). This one is apparently dedicated to astronomical modeling only... and with the upgrade they are claiming it to now be the most powerful HighPowerComputing facility.

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UK cops: Give us ONE journo's phone records. Vodafone: Take the WHOLE damn database!

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Re: Which one was it then Voda??

And don't call me Shirley.

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Privacy bods Detekt Hacking Team code nasty dressed as bookmark manager

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ran it, didn't find anything

Hope they keep up development and search capability. Many thanks

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Five-eyes partners dilute UN resolution criticising metadata collection

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there is no intelligence community

Because they can't and don't use what they already have. You don't need MOAR.

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Right to be forgotten should apply to Google.com too: EU

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what about the wayback machine

You going to make them delete the same stuff?

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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FAIL

so-called "intelligence" community

We just admitted we're incompetent nincompoops. have some sympathy and do our work for us.

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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fire is correct

and here's more

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No more lies, T-Mobile US: Download speed caps magically vanished on speed test websites

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give them a kick in the knobs

and then again and again. maybe they'll get the point.

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Ex-EU digi supremo Steelie Neelie's net neutrality bid in tatters?

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wtf

did the repugnicons take over there?

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