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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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WTF?

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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Re: Knight Rider

By your command...

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AT&T: 'twas conniving contractors who nicked your info

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I have never understood

Why local utilities think they have any right to ask for SSN when that information has nothing whatsoever to do with providing simple services and you're not talking about large contracts. In many states they are specifically prohibited from demanding such prior to providing services or as a condition of providing services.

A pox on their houses.

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Waiting for the prosecution to start

Oh wait, then we would have to REALLY own up to somebody fouling up.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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French or Klingon or Gibberish

That's purely redundant.

I reject out of hand calling # an octothorpe as pulling a nonsense name from one's arse may be entertaining, but certainly not a valid naming convention.

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Han Solo headed for lengthy stay in bacta tank after Bay Door Control cockup

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so he needs a walker now?

hope that rumour doesn't get legs...

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Needed that

Thanks. Have one.

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Déjà spew: US would accept higher bills for less CO2 by two-to-one

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just bend me over now; skip the lube

raise taxes (for whatever proclaimed reason)

piss away money (as usual)

pollution change = 0%

CO2 change = 0%

money out of my pocket = guaranteed to be twice whatever the wankers in step 1 are talking about

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Massive news in the micro-world: a hexaquark particle

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Make 'em walk the PLANCK

Well done boffins; make the experiment easily repeatable. The more the better and maybe someone will find another new "something". I like your fire.

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Silent, spacious and... well, insipid: Citroën's electric C-Zero car

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145/65 front, 175/55 rear

Seriously? Two different sizes tyres? What genius thought of that?

What size is the spare? Is there even room for a spare?

Or, worse, are these run-flat? Expensive and ride like bricks.

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TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair

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Cthulhucrypt

Solves lots of problems all at once.

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CERT Oz report: 76 orgs popped in targeted attacks

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a drop (25 percent) in security spend

i' sure this ddn't affect paye at the upper levels o managment.

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TOADOCALYPSE NOW: Madagascar faces down amphibious assault

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sounds funny, but isn't a joke

In the US, they have numerous invasive species that are causing problems (and not just south-o-border ones)...

chestnut blight

emerald ash borer

dutch elm disease

asian carp

large snakes in everglades

kudzu

blackbird

english sparrow

starling

zebra mussel

lost track of how many more

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: yes. but.

It's the only sure-fire population control. the warmies are all for it!

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Re: Drivel

All mine. My cruise control is at the end of my leg.

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What can The Simpsons teach us about stats algorithms? Glad you asked...

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Re: More, MORE!

Well played, Number Six.

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