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* Posts by Crisp

2030 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Half of youngsters would swap PRIVACY for... cheaper insurance

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Re: driving exceeding certain criteria

Won't this foster a behaviour to game the system rather than drive safely? If braking harshly is going to up my insurance premiums, I may chose another evasive maneuver that may not be as effective.

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How does being tracked translate to cheaper car insurance?

It doesn't seem logical.

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Microsoft conceals job ad in Bing homepage

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That's knowing your audience.

And some cheap targeted job advertising.

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Congress asks Google to explain Glass privacy policies

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Re: What type of information it can reveal about another person?

Presumably that would be any information that the person in question had made public.

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Copyright minister admits: Google has better access to No. 10 than me

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Google bribes government officials

And the police do nothing about it. This isn't even the thin end of the wedge. Big companies do this all the time.

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Oi, Google! Stop LIBELLING us Germans, fix your autocomplete

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Re: Outraged!!!!

Then you shouldn't have turned off safe search then!

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So just turn autocomplete off on google.de

The problem magically goes away then.

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My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?

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Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Another game title that came with a scratch and sniff card :)

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Hemp used to make graphene-like supercapacitors

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Hemp bast is a waste product?

Then what exactly are they growing this hemp for?

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Currant Bun erects £2 paywall: Wraps digi-paper around free footie

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Re: More importantly

There are boobs on the internet!?

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You want to put 3D gun designs on the web? You'll need a 2D printer

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Re: international dissemination

So like the 56-bit/128-bit encryption issue from a few years back?

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Re: dangerous precedent

There are plenty of files that are illegal to possess.

But I agree that plans for a weapon are not a weapon. Plans require a certain amount of expertise and tools in order for someone to turn them into something that works.

Otherwise, I'm probably in a lot of trouble for owning the plans for a Deathstar like battle fortress. That's got to be a weapon of mass destruction in anybody's book.

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Re: intellicracy

That might not be a good idea. While I may be smart, I may not be benevolent or well informed. My extra votes may well do more harm than good.

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

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Re: but let's be honest

Not only can I not afford it. But I'll never be able to afford it if my taxes have to keep subsidising big businesses that can more than afford to pay the tax they owe.

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Shouldn't the UK Gov start upping it's game then?

It's not like the government has to ask companies very very nicely for their taxes. Why can they not do what they do with the rest of the populace and just take the money?

The companies that pay too much tax can always claim it back later.

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Brits' phone tracking, web history touted to cops: The TRUTH

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Re: If

It's not your data though is it? It's theirs. But I get your point. They are making money indirectly from you paying for a service. Rather than make you pay through the nose for the service, they could be using this money to lower your bill.

Maybe you'll see a lower bill in future as EE now has alternate revenue streams.

(Yeah, I had trouble keeping a straight face when I was typing that)

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Drone to deliver beer-as-a-service

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Re: As a guy who once was paid good money to jump out of perfectly good airplanes ...

Surely a truly smart can would open and pour itself too?

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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Kantar Media

Sounds like a rock solid research group.

What could go wrong with getting a bunch of marketing types to try using science?

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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Not sure if the article is lambasting Apple

Or the practices of businesses that need to know the ins and outs of a ducks arse before they sell you something and using Apple as an example.

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Degenerate dwarfs tear neighbors limb from limb

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Re: Oh Noooooooes Only 4 *billion* years left.

But probably not long until the next big asteroid hits.

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Boffins' invisible magnetic ring pieces: Next-gen mobe emitters

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Re: Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?

Miracles.

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It was really impressive!

I couldn't even see the wires!

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Brit unis get £7.5m of taxpayers' cash for cybersecurity PhDs

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Course Prerequisits

What are they?

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Snoopers' charter rests in shallow grave - likely to rise again

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Re: Remember what happened last time IP addresses were used to "identify" criminals ?

That worked out really well for all concerned didn't it?

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Re: Please won't somebody think of the children?

But pedoterrorists are coming to copy our music!

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Retro-tech fan seeks cash for Commodore 64 clones

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I'd like a brand spanking new C64

But where the hell am I going to be able to buy tapes for it?

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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

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So back to pressing play and record on the tape deck when a song I like comes on?

Mines the one with a mix tape in the pocket.

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Stealthy, malware-spewing server attack not limited to Apache

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Re: Surprise

I think I'll ignore the opinions of someone who couldn't be bothered to read the article.

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Re: copyright, intellectual property, terrorism & pron.

None of those things are things that I worry about.

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Re: I wonder what the lib dems were offered this time?

Lubricant?

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Why would the police ask you for your expert opinion

And then completely discard it when it wasn't the answer they were looking for.

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Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

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Re: People Skills?

People skills are one of the most important tools in your programming toolkit.

The end users of your software are people after all.

(Unless you're writing software for robots, in which case I envy you)

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Ex-Murdoch man given new CEO seat at Virgin Media

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Berkett to be £42m richer

Is this going to be added to my next Virgin Media bill?

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India introduces Central Monitoring System

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Real Criminals Use Encryption

This system is only ever going to be successful against low hanging fruit.

Unfortunately, all the dangerous people will be able to proceed with absolute security knowing that law enforcement efforts are being directed elsewhere.

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'Quantum network? We've had one for years,' says Los Alamos

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Should I be worried about being chased through a kitchen by a Velocirandor?

That thing sounds scary!

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Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

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Re: @wowfood (was: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge))

Nokia peaked with the 7110.

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BitTorrent goes straight (to email hell) with 'Bundles'

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Keep your disposable email account handy.

ln -s /dev/null inbox

Job Done.

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Oz chap blows his own Google Glass

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Re: The over complication of a simple action.

Why add a whole layer of phone complexity to it all when you can just shout to the monkey in the next tree?

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Self-assembling robot inches towards WORLD DOMINATION

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Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the video?

Well you've got to start somewhere.

Conquering robot armies aren't built in a day you know!

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This is it

We're all about to be harvested for our electricity.

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Vodafone slurps MEELLLIONS for redirecting police hotline calls

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Re: call 999

I think you'll find that number is for emergencies only.

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Librarians: Argos site is top priority to be preserved for future generations

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The Laminated Book of Dreams

Surely the Argos site is archived there?

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How did something so small and pink cause so much trouble?

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Re: Finger print readers

And a colon map as a backup.

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Kiwis consider new spy laws in wake of Dotcom debacle

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Poor Kiwis

Every one of their emails is going to look like this from now on:

=== BEGIN PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===

7D78344669E5F126CCF0091E4C839996EA7DD3B483FF792D5FD48A83068283EA

=== END PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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3D Printer not necessary

You can build a zip gun in your garage without the need for a 3D printer or plans downloaded off the internet.

All the 3D printer does is make it slightly easier.

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Acer reveals 'floating' screen to save desktop, self

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You know what this article needs?

Some sort of visual representation of whatever it was that the article was on about.

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Don't bake your Raspberry Pi - now you can WATER COOL it

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The real story here is that pump!

It's so tiny!

Part of me wonders if it would be possible to put together a water cooling system that would just run off the heat generated by the processor.

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Forget choice: 50% of firms will demand you BYOD by 2017

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Re: What's next? Bring your own biro to work?

Depends on your graphics settings.

But even with monochrome stick men, you're looking at Frames per Minute rather than Frames per Second.

Animating a game by hand introduces a lot of lag and puts a lot of strain on the users wrist.

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Google Glass eye-cam to turn us all into right little winkers

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or even 40

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Re: why should you go round filming people

Check out all the road traffic accidents that have been documented on youtube. There's one application right there.

And if I am walking through a park wearing a Google glass and some guy lamps me for it, Then I'll have documented evidence of his assault.

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