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* Posts by Crisp

1979 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Murdoch calls for world+dog to 'expose' Google

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I'd ask the world and his dog for dirt on Rupert Murdoch

But everyone already knows the kind of nefarious stuff his organisation gets up to.

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Leaping SpaceX GRASSHOPPER ROCKET jumps 2,500ft, lands safely

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Well it works in Kerbal Space Program.

What took them so long?

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

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No academic credit

What a swindle!

Intern is another word for free labour in some companies.

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YouTube turns on dormant DRM, permits official downloads

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Don't worry

Some enterprising programmer will come up with a fix for it.

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ECHR rejects free speech plea over offensive online comments

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Many angry readers posted "highly offensive or threatening" comments

And this recent court decision is likely to generate even more.

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Facebook RIPS away your veil of privacy, declares NO MORE HIDING

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BRB

Deleting fucking everything...

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Office wage slaves face extinction at hands of ROBOTS - if bosses listen to Gartner

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Garter is more right than they think.

Right now, I could replace half my co-workers with a hundred line QBASIC program.

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Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage

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Silly Turkey

We men aren't so weak willed that a flash of cleavage will cause us to go on a sex fueled rampage.

The dress was fine.

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Web daddy Tim Berners-Lee: DRMed HTML least of all evils

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DRM is not the right solution.

As a consumer, I've always found DRM a right hassle. In the case of the BBC it's stopped me from watching things that I have a legitimate right to see.

All this will do is encourage people to find workarounds so that they can watch the content they've purchased.

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

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That's a bit of a slap on the wrist isn't it?

I bet Hamed Shabani could pay that with the change in his pocket.

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EU digital tsar 'Steelie' Neelie Kroes: Telcos must adapt to losing roaming cash

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Neelie's plan

"Neelie's plan is to get rid roaming charges across Europe by forcing operators to scrape them altogether."

If they scrape them altogether, won't charges increase? They should be scrapping them!

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Printing the Future: See a few of UK’s 6.2 million 3D-printed ‘things’

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Re: Yes, but is it art? Photo

3D printed porn?

You mean I can have my own Lexi Belle? :D

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Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers

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Re: to do my duty to the Queen

Duty is open to interpretation :D

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Android adware that MUST NOT BE NAMED threatens MILLIONS

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Detailed information will be provided to FireEye's customers

And that I suspect is why they aren't naming the culprit.

Screw the poor users. FireEye wants money!

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Digital 'activists' scramble to build Silk Road 2.0, but drug kingpins are spooked

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Re: Is bumping off your enemies all just fine

Well the CIA don't seem to have a problem with it...

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Shortage of UK drug dealers?

Legalise the weed and there'll be hardly any!

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UK bankers prep for cyberwar: Will simulate ATTACK on system

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Re: war game

Would you like to play a game?

>Total Global Financial Meltdown_

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They've already been tested.

And the easiest way to empty someones bank account is through the end user.

Good luck patching that hole.

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Brits spend one in every 12 waking minutes online, say beancounters

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Weirdest spelling of porn I've ever seen!

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New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM

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Re: Not Terminator

It's ok! We're safe! We're fresh out of Neutronium as far as I can tell.

(We really need a "Don't Panic!" icon)

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Web Daddy Berners-Lee DRMs HTML5 into 2016

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That seems like a lot of work just to make the internet inconvenient.

Anything that can be seen and heard, can be copied.

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NSA justifies hacking world's digital communications

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NSA justifies hacking world's digital communications

I read the title, then I read the article.

I failed to see anything in there that justified opening Joe Blogg's mail.

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NSA using Firefox flaw to snoop on Tor users

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Re: Its Linux so safer

And just how many people out there know how to properly secure a linux box?

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Both the NSA and GCHQ run Tor nodes themselves

Any chance of getting them to crank up their bandwidth? Dilbert is loading so slowly here!

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

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Re: "We are not aware of any zero-day exploits targeting any Adobe products."

Why would they be looking? That's a foolhardy course of action!

If you go around looking for 0-day exploits and find them, then you have a responsibility to fix them!

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Mars boffins: You fools! That's no CRATER – it's a SUPER VOLCANO

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Call that a Super Volcano?

It looks more like a Jackson Pollock.

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Former Microsoftie in AUTOMATIC BEER MAKER funding plea

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Re: Combine it with a teasmaid

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

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The Nescafe of beers.

I don't see it working that well myself. I brew my own beer, and it's already pretty damn simple. Hop syrup, sugar, malt, hot water, yeast, and wait a week. Bottle it, then wait another week.

All that waiting gives the yeast time to turn all that sugar into tasty tasty alcohol, but even more time is needed to let the yeast settle and condition the beer. The yeast need to consume all the micro-nutrients to produce the deep rich flavour of the beer.

I imagine a machine like this producing a kind of artificial drink almost but not quite entirely unlike beer.

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Nielsen-Twitter axis, Facebook to brief TV lords on what online gobshites think of telly

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Re: Did they ask about...

Do you have any Payment Protection Insurance?

Ok ok, I'll get my coat...

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CERN releases retro 'Line Mode' browser

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Hey! Don't knock the CSS box model!

Seriously! Don't! It will probably fall over if you do!

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

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This is your brain, this is your brain gaming, this is your brain gaming on drugs...

I'll see your Timothy Leary and raise you a Jeff Minter!

To this day I still get Llamatron flashbacks...

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LIVE, my beauty, LIVE! Nokia revives dead phone with LIGHTNING powered Frankencharger

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I want one for my house!

I'm going to need a much taller chimney pot though.

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NASA finds use for 3D printers: Launch them into SPAAACE

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Re: extrusion

From what I've seen in videos, powders tend to clump together in micro-gravity due to electrostatic forces between the individual grains.

Fast, repeatable clumping of solid particles in microgravity.

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Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

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Re: Stop moaning already...

I just phoned David Cameron to tell him just that!

He said "Who are you and how did you get this number?"

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Hundreds of hackers sought for new £500m UK cyber-bomber strike force

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Re: cybermen

I could get turned into a cyberman? Where do I sign!?!

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IT wizards?

It's not magic! Although to the untrained eye it can look like magic.

What exactly is it that Philip Hammond thinks we do?

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Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

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Damn you muscle memory!

I can see my thumbs being all over the place on this device. How is it for accuracy?

With the exception of a few flight sims, I've never been able to find anything more accurate for shooting stuff than WSAD and a mouse.

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NSA in new SHOCK 'can see public data' SCANDAL!

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I wonder how much NSA spooks get paid to sit on twitter all day...?

Well if I'm going to waste time browsing social media all day, it would be nice to get paid for it!

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US House Republicans: 'End net neutrality or no debt ceiling deal' – report

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I'm surprised that the Republicans are doing this in public

They are holding america to ransom, and the worst thing is that they don't even seem to see that it reflects badly on them.

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Fresh shift of 'nauts arrives at Space Station, planning torch jaunt

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Media-friendly Spacewalk for the 2014's winter Olympic Games

I don't think this will erase the stain of Russias gay bashing.

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'Wacky' Spanish VoD squad launches people-picked online vid service in UK

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Find it hard to choose something to watch?

Then you're probably done watching and it's time to turn off your PC and go and do something a little more interesting.

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Regretful selfie-snapping vixens, lads to get shame-hiding digital burqas

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Re: What about the right of American employers to avoid hiring drug users?

What right?

Isn't it Unamerican to repress the freedom of other people? What people do on their own time is none of an employers business.

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Latest Snowden reveal: It was GCHQ that hacked Belgian telco giant

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Damn! I was right!

Neener neener

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Douglas Adams was RIGHT! TINY ALIENS are invading Earth, say boffins

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Conspiracy Theorists

They are going to be all over this.

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Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

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Re: Too ambitious

You'd need something like a chameleon circuit for that.

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Re: biggest ever TV surely ?

If you got bronzed just for that post, then I support our moderating overlords wisdom wholeheartedly.

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So, Linus Torvalds: Did US spooks demand a backdoor in Linux? 'Yes'

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You want a secure operating system?

You have to write it yourself nowadays it seems.

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IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

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"trying to encourage a sheep to perform a sexual act on you"

How would you...? I don't even...

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I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future

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Often, the solution offered is that we should therefore tax capital more

We don't need to tax capital. What we need to do is raise the tax entry level above the minimum wage.

Seriously, what's the point in spending all that bureaucratic overhead on paying people a wage they can't live on and then taking tax off them only to give some of it back to them in the form of tax credits?

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MPs: This paperless health service plan isn't worth the paper it isn't written on

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For an extra 5 billion, I could fuck it up in ways that no one has ever thought of before.

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