* Posts by Crisp

2192 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

US gov claims it spent TOO MUCH on wiretaps – and blames SPRINT

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Re: Sprint have missed a trick here...

That'll teach me to read the frigging article!

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Sprint have missed a trick here...

What Sprint should do is charge the NSA even more for their services, and then pass that money back to consumers in the form of cheap/free calls.

Everybody wins. Sprint make loads of money and get customers. Sprint customers get a subsidised service. The NSA get people to spy on. What's not to like?

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Microsoft to get in XP users' faces with one last warning

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Windows XP

Windows XP is one of those items that I categorise with the Model T Ford, rotary dial Bakelite phones, 56K modem handshaking noises, and radios that needed the valves to warm up before you could listen to anything.,

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Anti-snoop Blackphone hits shelves in June: NOW we'll see how much you value privacy

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How soon until I can put PGP on my android phone?

Then I can encrypt the bytes out of everything!

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Crack Euro banker team to probe whether virtual currencies should be regulated

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If it's anything like the HSBC scandal

All the EBA will do is wring their hands and ask us very nicely not to launder money again.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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Rupert Murdoch likes Google now?

That's as good a reason as any to boycott it.

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German freemail firms defend AdBlock-nobbling campaign

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Because we all need more of this:

Click here to find out the one secret trick to avoiding ads that big companies don't want you to know about!

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Child sex abuse image peddlers dodge UK smut filters and demand Bitcoin payments

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Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves

Not quite there yet "Bitcoin users are heavily armed East European drug-peddling Muslim pedophiles! using money from Bitcoin to fund terrorism and reduce your house prices by stopping weekly bin collections!!!!!!"

FTFY (again)

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Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

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Were Apple available for comment?

If you can't get an answer from an official Apple spokesperson then you ought to get that mole on the payroll.

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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Oh so it's ok for GCHQ to spy on peoples webcams...

But when I do it, I have to go on a sex offenders register!

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Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Why am I finding out about this from El Reg and not from Virgin?

If Virgin Media can find the time to put an entire tree's worth of spam through my letterbox every week, then they could have found a way to tell me about this, surely?

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Apple slams shut TEN code execution holes in QuickTime on Windows

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Quick...time?

Ah the 1990's! Such a glorious decade!

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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Only during the day.

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Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

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Is your problem that she was filming the assault, or is it the device she was using to do it?

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Re: Well would you let some pervert wearing Google Glasses

People drive past my kids school with dashboard cams all the time. What's the problem?

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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Finally! Apple shows some innovation!

It's just a shame that "There's not enough statues of Steve Jobs" isn't really a problem that needs a solution.

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Dropbox erects sueball shield with new T&C and privacy legalese

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Re: Unfair Contract Terms

It doesn't invalidate the entire contract?

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NHS England tells MPs: 'The state isn't doing dastardly things with GP medical records'

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Turns out that the data is going to be handled by ATOS healthcare.

And that's me opting out straight away.

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Microsoft: NSA snooping? Code backdoors? Our hands are clean!

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Why is it when I hear a bit of Microsoft Marketing...

I'm immediately inclined to believe the exact opposite.

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The Sun ERUCTATES huge ball of GAS at 4 MILLION MPH

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@Wzrd1

Are you saying that the goggles, they do nothing?

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Pony up: Botnet succesfully targets Bitcoin

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Re: Dogecoin not on the list?

Wow. Such comment. Much upvote.

Wow.

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LG offers BRAIN-SAVING CANCER-BL... er 'good luck charms'

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I've got a rock that keeps away tigers.

I carry it with me everywhere I go in the UK, and I've never seen a tiger.

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Google kills copycat TfL congestion charge payment ads

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If those are scam sites...

Shouldn't the UK government prosecute them? Maybe put them in jail for being naughty and taking money under false pretences?

That would send a stronger message than just removing them from Google searches.

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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Re: So it's suddeny fun to gratuitously mock someone's sexuality

Go take a Placebo AC.

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Mathematicians spark debate with 13 GB proof for Erdős problem

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Imagine a random, infinite sequence of numbers containing nothing but +1s and -1s.

Somewhere within that sequence is a subset of numbers that contains a picture of a cat that wants a cheeseburger.

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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Still Alive

And doing Science!

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Ganymede map helps reveal satellite's secrets

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I've always wondered why Ganymede was bigger on the inside than the outside,

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FBI offers $10,000 bounty for arrest of laser-wielding idiots

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It's all fun and games until...

Some twat fires up a megawatt CO2 laser.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

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With all the managers at the NHS now

There is really no excuse for them not maintaining their IT systems.

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It's a scientific FACT: Online comment trolls are SADISTS

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Re: stuck in my head

ooh eeh ooh ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

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Tinfoil hats proven useless by eleven-year mobe radiation study

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Tinfoil hats proven useless

But they still block thought probes right?

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Rise of the (tiny) machines: US boffins make nanomotor breakthrough

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Re: Nemo motors

We all run in a tiny submarine...

tiny submarine...

tiny submarine...

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"...internal mechanical responses that no one has seen before..."

Translation: We thumped it to see what happened.

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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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When I said that I wanted to see more women in IT...

A clueless idiot like Lottie Dexter was not what I had in mind.

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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Re: There's Microsoft with their American centric view again.

Yeah, virtually every single bit has been replaced with the exception of the little screws that hold the hard drives in place and the motherboard mounting screws.

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There's Microsoft with their American centric view again.

We don't buy it and bin it over this side of the pond. We take it apart, fix it, and then duct tape it back together. I've had the same computer for the last 20 years and it's working absolutely fine.

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UK claims 'significant lead' in drones after Taranis test flight

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Why are they still piloting these things with meat brains?

Stick an autopilot and an aimbot in there and there you have it. Totally autonomous killing machines.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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There already is a tax on radio and TV. In the UK at least anyway.

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YouTube should do more?

Doesn't YouTube already compensate the artists that publish their art there?

If not, then what are all those adverts for?

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Virgin Media's flaky broadband network turns Bolton off

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You told me it was Ipswitch!

...It was a pun.

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First man/machine nerve grafts restore amputee's sense of touch

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Coffee/keyboard

Lucky Dane gets to feel balls again

If I were Iain Thomson, I'd start buying keyboards wholesale...

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Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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So El Reg...

Is this site going to be investigated by Curiosity? How far away is this crater from our little atomic powered friend?

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The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Early Access

Otherwise known as: Buy our half finished game for full price now!

Don't Starve implemented this well, with frequent updates and a game that looks sort of finished now.

Kerbal Space Program.... I'm still waiting on biomes past Minimus, not to mention kerbalnaut training, and for them to finish off career mode.

I don't think I'll let myself get burned like that again.

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Google bit barge ordered to set sail for safe waters

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“an interactive space where people can learn about new technology”

Like the Matrix?

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Microsoft claims victory over second-hand software broker

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Second-hand software buyers

"Second-hand software buyers are rarely in a position to tell whether or not the transaction is legitimate"

Surely that's the fault of microsoft, not the second hand software buyer?

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Boffins say D-Wave machine could be a classic*

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Nobody knows where this quantum computer is

But we do know exactly how fast it is going.

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Unmanned, autonomous ROBOT TRUCK CONVOY 'drives though town'

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Brobdingnagian

It's the opposite of lilliputian.

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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology

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I can quite see this happening...

iThing: What's wrong?

User: Well if you don't know then I'm not telling you!

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

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Looks like a weather balloon to me

See title.

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