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Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online

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"Canada isn't a sub-set of America, its the control group for the great American experiment."

But just which "great American experiment"? North, Central, or South American?

The Americas do stretch nearly from Pole to Pole you know.

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Amazon fires rocket up FAA for dithering on drone approval

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Re: Amazon can go pound salt

I agree 100%.

Amazon "threatened" the US government to take their drones to another country for testing.

So big fu(&ing deal...fine...go...right now. And this potential "loss" to the US government is what exactly?

As I live in an area with far too many trees for them to be able to fly their drones, I'm not worried, but if I lived somewhere where they could use them, and they wanted to send one to my home, I would find another company to do business with. Even if it meant spending more money.

There is no good reason for these to be used. Just about as asinine as "self-driving" cars.

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Wind turbine blown away by control system vulnerability

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"XZERES has issued a manual patch for the vulnerability."

Yes...it's an elderly Spanish Lord on the back of a rundown, and equally elderly equine, carrying a slightly misshapen lance.

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Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’

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Re: Flawed - like all of us

"Gates was a prick, but he's done a great deal of good with his ill-gotten gains."

Whereas Boy Wonder did just the opposite.

"Moreover, Jobs had closed Apple’s philanthropic programs when he returned to the company in 1997 and never reinstated them despite $14 billion in profit last year, the Times reported."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/record-thin-on-steve-jobss-philanthropy/2011/10/06/gIQA3YKKRL_story.html

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FTC: All-powerful Google ABUSED rivals. So we did NOTHING

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Re: You should be concerned, very concerned...

Ever heard of BOHICA...Bend Over Here It Comes Again?

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Re: Rules

So true...and there is plenty of cash around to buy the politician of your choice...be they Republican...Democrat...or Independent. They are all for sale.

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I am SHOCKED that nothing was done by the FTC!

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"Growing White House ties to Google draw protest"

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2524926/government-it/growing-white-house-ties-to-google-draw-protest.html

Sep 04, 2014

"White House Appoints Google X Exec As Chief Technology Officer"

http://readwrite.com/2014/09/04/white-house-appoints-google-x-exec-as-chief-technology-officer#!

Oct 16, 2014

"White House nominates former Google exec Lee to head patent office"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-usa-patents-lee-idUSKCN0I52RL20141016

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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@Goldmember

He was cleaning it wrong!

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Tax fraud fugitive nabbed after posting selfies

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Re: Thank God....

"Darwin Awards are only for stupidity that removes a person from the gene pool permanently (usually, but not always, by death)."

And remember...there are no Lifeguards at the Gene Pool.

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Galileo! Galileo! Galileo good to go after six-week recovery effort

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Re: We need Galileo.

And what about Figaro?

Mine's the one with the Bohemian Rhapsody CD in the pocket.

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Re: Self-driving cars are "almost a solved problem"

And old Elon also has to remember that his "proclamation" is only valid if people actually buy his cars. Which from the looks of his most recent earnings reports...there aren't a whole lot doing so.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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"In 10 years time a Rolex will still work."

I have an Omega watch purchased in 1969 that works just as well as the day I purchased it.

Apple may not even be in business in 46 years.

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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"Wasn't Melinda French involved in Microsoft Bob?"

Oh how right you are sir.

"Inside Microsoft, she is well-regarded, an energetic MBA who's handled several of the company's products, including its newest software release, Microsoft Bob."

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19950604&slug=2124492

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Re: Memories of Microsoft Bob

Well...I happen to have a couple of copies of Bob in my archives. Both are Gateway Computers branded versions, and I have gotten it to run on top of Windows XP Pro.

Why you ask? Because I could. So Happy Birthday Bob!

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£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Well kids...

...looks like it's just one more P.T. Barnum moment for Kick-in-the-arse.

Caveat Emptor I always say.

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Silent but violent: Foul Google Play flaw lets hackers emit smelly apps

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Another case of the Pot calling the Kettle Black

"Google Threatens to Air Microsoft and Apple's Dirty Code"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/google-riles-silicon-valley-by-exposing-others-security-flaws

Really Google? Well it sure is a good thing that you don't have any "dirty code" in any of your products.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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@LucreLout

"I'm really not sure how exclusively hiring black lesbians would improve Microsofts fortunes?"

Oh but it would...if they were married to Latino Bi-sexual or Trans-gender types.

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Ladies and trolls: Should we make cyberbullying a crime? – Ireland

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@boltar

How true.

Social Media a "must have"? Hardly. The true "sad reality" is the fact that so many people use these crap sites in the first place. They only serve to hasten the dumbing down of society. And, sadly, they are doing that very well.

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Facebook slammed for blocking protest event page at Russia's request

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Re: Re: It's called capitalism @AC

As much as you may not like Putin, he's a sane and moderate actor compared to some of those around him. You really don't want him to leave the stage suddenly to satisfy popular fantasies of spreading "freedom".

Seriously? So I suppose you are either living in Russia, or closely connected to the regime. Way to suck up Ace.

The clown is a narcissistic egotist who wants nothing more than to turn the clock back to the 1960s.

About the only person not celebrating the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall was Putin. If he had his way...and he sure is trying hard to get it...that wall would still be in place...along with the CCCP.

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Solar-powered bra maker suffers 20,000 TITSUPs all at once

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Re: Triumph...

"... the interviewer said that Triumph expected all their employees to be passionate about women's underwear. This is not precisely the average male demographic."

In San Francisco it may well be "the average male demographic".

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Oracle snaps up Facebook data slurper Datalogix

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And it's just one MORE reason...

...not to use Farcebook.

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American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

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@Eric Olson

Thank you Eric.

As an American who has spent a lot of time in the Old World filling my stomach, let me say that the words "British food" and "gourmet" are rarely...if ever...used in the same sentence. So folks...easy on the criticism of our version of bacon.

"Eggs & Gravy" anyone? And for the uninitiated...that would be the wonderful British combination of well done scrambled eggs floating in a sea of bacon grease. A culinary treat to be sure.

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Twitter co-founder: 'I don’t give a SHIT if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pics'

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Well you know Evan...

...there are actually some of us who "don't give a shit" about ANY of these crap social networking sites...especially yours.

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Taxi app Uber plugs 'privacy-threatening' web security flaw

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Re: Forget all about that malarky

And it would be nice if they could find a way to fix the "flaws" in some of their drivers, who have been beating passengers up, kidnapping passengers, running over pedestrians, raping passengers, and other "fun activities" performed by them.

But hey...just think how much money you can save by using Uber. Probably enough to afford a lawyer...later.

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Ex-GCHQ boss: Hey, UK.gov, have you heard how crap iPhone biometrics are?

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Re: Can't change them.

"Another unavoidable issue with biometrics is that you can't change them."

Well...most folks carry around 10 digits on the ends of their arms...so getting into the habit of switching which one is being used at any given moment could provide an added measure of security...but I suspect that most people wouldn't want to bother to do that.

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

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Re: "Not an MI6 report. Can you read?"

"MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder:..."

@Ossi...yes he can. But apparently the author of the story cannot.

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In a mall at the weekend? WORSE STILL, are you LOST?

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Seems to me...

...that anyone who needs this device probably shouldn't be going out alone anyway.

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Go on, buy your workers a smartphone. You know it makes sense

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Not new where I work

"Choose your own device (CYOD), the latest incarnation of mobility device management..."?

My Uni/employer was doing this years ago before the BYOD craze started.

You wanted them to pay for it? Then here are your choices...and they were slim. A Blackberry or nothing.

Now, Blackberry are history, and they will supply you with an Android or iThingy if you want it paid for. BYOD is now allowed, but with only limited access to some areas.

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Boohoo

Must be something afoot with their reviews currently. Have they just managed to pull in £17,000 from unhappy reviewers?

255 reviews from our community

Traveler rating

Excellent 17

Very good 35

Average 33

Poor 24

Terrible 146

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186332-d554701-Reviews-Broadway_Hotel-Blackpool_Lancashire_England.html

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NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums

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There...fixed it for you.

"NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch Facebook."

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Jony Ive: Apple isn't here to make money. And students shouldn't use computers so much

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What an a$$hole.

Nuf said.

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Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG

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Re: To be fair

"Just a shame they appear to want $75 for it when the alternatives generally cost around £10."

And two strips of Velcro cost just a few cents.

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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Re: What no Bricks?

Precisely!

My first...and second cell phones were bag phones. Even had a spare 12 volt battery for them so I could maximize their usefulness. Got the first one in 1993...now that's vintage!

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Is your kid ADDICTED to web porn? Twitter? Hint: Don't blame the internet

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Hey...I have a novel idea.

"Obsessively following social media is more of a sign that your son or daughter is socially anxious and fear they will not be successful in face-to-face relationships than being unhealthily addicted to something."

Well...how about putting the electronic devices down kids...and actually talking face-to-face with others? You know...opening your mouths and making words come out? You do remember how to do that...don't you?

No...actually...many of you do not. So it's one more generation of Dullards in the works.

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Hey, Apple! We can land a probe on a comet, but we can't have a 12.9in iPad 'until mid-2015'?

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"Landed on a Comet and pretty much DOA. The iPad wont be though"

You mean the iPad that officially doesn't even exist yet?

How can something be DOA that hasn't been born? Must be a Lemming's dream.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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@Chris G

My...my...my...haven't we gotten our Knickers in a tight bunch. Try some de-caf from now on before stopping by here.

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Pop starlet Taylor Swift DUMPS Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

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OMG!!!

My life is over.

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I am POLICE SERGEANT L. TORVALDS! Stop or I'll SHOOT

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Probable a big hit...

...with those folks living in their Mother's basements.

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Oracle users open can of whup-ass on licensing policies

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Say it ain't so...

...Uncle Larry not trustworthy? How could that be?

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Even a broken watch is right twice a day: Not an un-charged Apple Watch

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Re: @ElReg!comments!Pierre

That's wonderful @Charles 9...but I was not replying to you. I was replying to @ElReg!comments!Pierre

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@ElReg!comments!Pierre

"...Yes, back in the days you'd have to re-synch your watch once a day...

Strange...but my 45 year old Omega SpeedMaster doesn't "drift significantly" at all...never has...and has kept perfect time since new. Never had to sync it. It just works! :-)

And for those who think that having to wind a watch every day is so tedious...might be a good idea to check yourselves into a hospital for a checkup.

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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"Any device running Android Lollipop wouldn't remain unlicked for long."

Which is precisely why I can't wait for my upgrade.

I have found it a bit difficult to chew on my Android KitKat device. Pieces keep getting stuck between my teeth.

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Citrix: Wearables allow conference calls 'while rocking a baby to sleep'

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Ahhh...maybe not.

Citrix's last reason for the app being a good idea is “Plus, you’re going to feel like a super-cool spy.”

No...actually...you will still look like an assh*le.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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And we really care what her opinion is becasue why?

Another legend in her own mind spouting drivel that no one really gives a sh*t about what she thinks.

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Footie fracas: MYSTERY DRONE waves flag, incites Balkan brawl

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Hey...don't "remove kebab"...

...someone may be hungry.

Mine's the one with the Lamb Kebabs in the pocket. Yum...yum.

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Julian Assange discovers Google's given MONEY to EFF

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Huh?

Who's this Julian Sausage guy? Never heard of him.

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Re: Pyramid like?

Ditch the Ferero, it looks like a rock to me.

Yep...and a BFR if I ever saw one. Beer-thirty time now. Cheers!

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Re: Craving Attention

"I was never a fan of Neil Tyson. Ever since he decided to take it upon himself to demote Pluto from being a planet,..."

I couldn't agree more. And on, or about, 14 July 2015, when the New Horizons Mission to Pluto flies by, I hope that his "theories" on Pluto are completely debunked...and he is made to look like a complete fool...which he is.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/august/nasa-s-new-horizons-spacecraft-crosses-neptune-orbit-en-route-to-historic-pluto/

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Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey

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@DropBear

My brother had a Professor once, who inserted into the instructions for an exam a line that said "If you have read these instructions to this point, then you may get up, bring the exam paper to the front of the room, and you may leave. You will receive a top mark. Thank you."

He was only one of two or three students who actually read the instructions and left. The rest of the class had no idea why they left the room...until after they finished the exam.

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MOM: CHEAP Mars ship got it right first time. Nice one, India

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What a country.

"India: 600,000 die annually from 50% open-defecation rate

"India, a nation with one foot in the present and the other in the past, suffers from a certain kind of pollution largely associated with undeveloped nations.

The populations of entire villages in India still defecate in common-area fields that surround their communities, according to a Bloomberg report out Monday.

The government of India, a world nuclear power, is trying to control disease by potty training rural populations who return to nature when nature calls, even after the government has installed toilets at their homes."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/india-600-000-die-annually-from-50-open-defecation-rate/article/394639#ixzz3EF4ptJWf

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