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Is tech the preserve of the young able-bodied? Let's talk over a fine dinner and claret

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Growing old is not a disability.

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Want a free Bosch steam iron? You'll have to TALK TO THE DEAD

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Re: This raises the question

Ouija boards can be cleansed by rubbing gently with spirits.

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NSA denies it knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS

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> Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.

The statement begs the question: Is NSA aware of any other vulnerabilities in OpenSSL?

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Honeybee boffin STINGS OWN WEDDING TACKLE... for SCIENCE

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Did he have an assistant standing by to suck out the poison after he evaluated the level of pain?

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Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet

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> Now, Cameron has to make a snap judgment about who will replace the Conservative MP for Basingstoke at the Ministry of Fun.

Please make it Claire Perry. Please make it Claire Perry. Please make it Claire Perry.

We need someone that will stand up to those that sponsor hacking on broadband networks.

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UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity

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Re: It's quite obvious to me that.....

It's probably just a natural phenomenon caused by the release of fetid marsh gas from rotten old material ... Oh! ... I see what you mean about Lady Gaga.

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WD unborks MYSTERY My Cloud borkage

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Re: And This

If you'd bothered to read the article:

"We would like to reiterate that your stored data was not affected by this service interruption. The purpose of our servers is to authenticate access to your device remotely, while your data remains safe on your own home network."

Still, why the let facts get in the way of a good old-fashioned troll.

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Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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I was under the impression NEST simply provided username/password authentication to facilitate a secure remote connection to your home device. For that reason the NEST system hardly qualifies as cloud computing; it does not require access to remotely stored data in the cloud in order to function and if the company fails then a VNC server could provide remote access to the device. The worst that could happen is a loss of the software updates.

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Can you tell a man's intelligence simply by looking at him? Yes

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Re: @Rustident Spaceniak - Beat me to it! (1.4.)

> being dim is also more likely to put men in situations where they meet more women - washing-up in restaurants, cleaning, factory assembly lines.

<cringe>

If you think you're more likely to find women washing up, cleaning or performing other menial work, then your uni level 'education' may not be the reason women shun you...

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"Prolonged nose", eh?

Do you suffer from inteligentile dysfunction ...

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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

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Re: Does not add up!

If its my 15 year old watching a video of a couple enjoying sex, then I don't have a problem.

If its my 15 year old watching a video of a gang rape, then I have a big problem with that.

The real problem is parents that don't know what their 15 year old's are doing.

It annoys me that parents are not satisfied that the State contributes towards the upkeep of their offspring, but also expect the State to assume parental responsibilities.

However ... Government cash would be better spent promoting GOOD PARENTING rather than unworkable schemes preventing underage access to adult content.

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BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

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Re: The cost of simplicity

> thanks to the way the Home Hub 4 [...] worked when corrected.

corrected: adapted, adjusted, doctored, fixed, modified, remade, remodeled, revised, updated

Sounds about right to me.

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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Re: Did I miss something?

> I have no idea what that Oscar selfie was!

Wasn't it that shot Oscar Pistorius took?

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NASA: Vote now to put FLASHY LIGHTS on future spacesuits

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Re: Glow in the dark Y fronts?

Tron Guy wants his costume back ...

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Schoolkids given WORLD'S CHEAPEST TABLETS: Is it really that hard to swallow?

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Re: Trade not aid Hmm... aren't we missing the point here?

> Teach 'em to fish, and they will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

Teach a fish, and soon fish will go around in schools ...

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Oculus Rift? Tchah, try 'Oculus Thrift' ... You bet your vrAse we tested these bargain VR specs

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Re: Might want to re-think the name

In retrospect, it was a mistake to put Father Jack in charge of marketing ...

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Planes fail to find 'credible' candidate for flight MH370 wreckage

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> I don't know about... but it seems like there ought to be potential there

I've had a go at the Tomnod web search and it's edifying to see the problem first hand. In addition to the waves themselves, there is a surprising number of breakers and loads of foam from breaking waves visible in the images. Unfortunately these features are at the same scale as the wreckage / life rafts.

These ephemeral features mean the best approach would be to compare fairly short time difference images and look for features that haven't changed. Obviously, collecting almost identical data on the off-chance it will be useful in a search would not be a very cost effective use of satellite imaging gear. Therefore, I'd imagine that rules out purely visual sea searches by satellite.

As far as i know, the 'analysis' carried out in this case was simply matching a visual image to a radar signal.

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Malaysia Airlines mystery: Click here for the TRUTH

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Re: It's obvious!

> No, Lucas is Xenon's nemesis. And also the reason Brits drink warm beer

Don't forget ... according to mythology Lucas is often accompanied by minor deity who acts as his assistant - an anonymous goddess associated with a health-giving elixir that counters the after-effects of warm beer. In many cultures this Lucoz-ade is more renowned than Lucas himself ...

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Friday is Pi Day

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Re: FWIW...

> It's probably the least efficient way of calculating Pi but it works.

I'd venture that the 'persuade a wounded soldier to do all the work' method is less efficient -

"On June 5, 1872 Hall submitted an article entitled "On an Experimental Determination of Pi" to the journal Messenger of Mathematics. [...] In this article Hall reported the results of an experiment in random sampling that Hall had persuaded his friend, Captain O.C. Fox, to perform when Fox was recuperating from a wound received at the Second Battle of Bull Run. The experiment involved repetitively throwing at random a fine steel wire onto a plane wooden surface ruled with equidistant parallel lines."

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Re: I prefer to celebrate Pie day.

I celebrate Pie Day on William Foulke's birthday.

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Re: Not correct!

I have it from a reliable authority that the Arapaho phrase is also used in the wilds of Borneo, the vineyards of Bordeaux and Eskimo.

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

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Re: BBC3 online

I was suprised to read they are also "working with established British comedians like Bob Mortimer and Frankie Boyle".

Who knew Frankie Boyle was a comedian?

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Heroic Playmonaut wowed by LOHAN's bulging package

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Re: Operational Redundancy Opportunity

The co-playmonaut would have to be a miniature of Michel Lambert, France's second best racing driver.

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Twin GEEKS: NASA studies identical brothers – one on Earth, one IN SPAAAACE

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Not to be outdone ...

Brit boffins to send Miliband brothers on an extended Mars mission.

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

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Paris Hilton

As usual ...

... GCHQ go for the low-hanging fruit.

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What the world really needs: A telescopic SELFIE STICK

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Camera-onna-stick

I'd sell it for less, but that's like cutting me own throat ...

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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Re: British Law

Surveillance (or surveillance related data acquisition) is a distinct activity carried out "for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting" people or property.

Simply using a camera to record the flight of a small unmanned aircraft (as in the Nancy video) does not equate to surveillance. Indeed, photographs of individuals in a public place and photographs where an individual is not readily identifiable are excluded from the Data Protection Act.

Therefore I would argue that the need for CAA permission (and indeed the whole of par 167 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 - relating to small unmanned surveillance aircraft) in circumstances similar to the Nancy flight is moot.

The only relevant law in the UK is par 166 of the Air Navigation Order which deals with safety - particularly166(2) "The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft may only fly the aircraft if reasonably satisfied that the flight can safely be made."

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Re: Congratulations

I'm offended by the insensitivity of certain parties who refer to multi-rotor arial vehicles as Quads, thereby insulting anyone who has ever suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury,

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We nearly MISSED OUT on iOS7 redesign: But someone snatched Jony Ive from the jaws of quit

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Re: Reliant Robin?

> Yet both sold. They were successful designs.

It would be more accurate to say they were successful products, despite their design.

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

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Re: Appeasement

> It's a duck bill platitude.

I'm not down wid dat eider ...

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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Re: Dell service

Have Dell managed to fix that random carriage return bug yet?

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Boffins hose down fiery Li-ion batteries with industrial lubricant

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Re: Great up to 200 degrees C then what?

> assuming it's similar to the Dupont Krytox used on boats

That's a big assumption to make.

As far as I know, PFPE (perfluoropolyether) is relatively inert and non-flammable.

Also, sodium nitrite is not carcinogenic, although that fact has no significance to the article.

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WHEEE... CRUNCH! iPad Mini tops list of most breakable slabs, mobes

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Lemme guess, there are 9 in total?

Well, there were nine ... but I suspect it's only a matter of time before some poor kid is 'left on top of the car drove off and landed on the drive'.

I suppose if you give 'em numbers instead of names, it's less upsetting when you break 'un.

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Re: Doh!

As a concerned citizen, I feel it my duty to point out to our brave Boys-in-Blue that the risk of drop damage can be mitigated by using the lite version of apps on their iPads.

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Mars rover Curiosity snaps 'pale blue dot' image of Earth, Moon

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doof-doof-doof-doof

Mars's chavvy neigbour, continuously spewing electromagnetic radiation into the cosmos like a lowered Citroen Saxo in an ASDA car park.

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Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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Wait ... the "GCHQ bastards" wear white hats?

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Fujitsu launches lappie for oldies

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Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should type and browse at close of day;

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BT scratches its head over MYSTERY Home Hub disconnections

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Re: Serious question: why buy a new router?

> Try getting the DHCP server to hand out a custom DNS address.

Would it do any good to be able to define alternate DNS servers; doesn't BT route all DNS requests to their own Mumsnet approved servers anyway?

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Man sues NASA: Mystery Mars rock is a UFO – an unidentified 'FUNGUS' object

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Re: isn't there a name for this type of legal claim?

Barratry? Isn't that a medical condition?

No, Barratry was my fag when I was a senior at Eton. I believe his people own vast swathes of Scotland and Mars.

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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Re: didn't they already kill him with homosexual discrmination

> disconnect the controls from the bridge and yank on the rudder himself.

So ... the Pope is trying to change public opinion about gays by yanking on the rudder himself?

They want you, they want you

They want you as a new recruit

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High Court derails Google defence in Safari browser stalker cookie brouhaha

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Re: Check their tax returns!

> I suspect Anonymous Blowhard was being sarcastic.

Too subtle for a simpleton like me :)

When Google's lawyers advanced a similar argument in the High Court, were they being sarcastic too?

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Re: Check their tax returns!

> From the tax they pay it's obvious that they don't exist in the UK so the law can't apply to them.

Bollox. Google admitted to Parliament that it has a legal presence in the UK :

Google had earlier said that UK customers paid Google in Ireland. "No one in the UK can execute transactions," said Google's head of sales in Northern Europe, Matt Brittin. "No money changes hands," he said, despite the fact that he employed sales staff in Britain.

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

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Re: Works 4 me

Quite agree. Authorities resources are better used snooping on the general public.

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Pint-glass-flashing FISHNAPPERS strike at Firefox daddy Mozilla

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Re: Taken for a Ride?

> "Have you seen the film Taken with Liam Neeson?"

More to the point; have you seen the film Lord of the Rings with Gollum?

Fissssh, my preciousss.

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'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET

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Re: Phablet calling

> the OP knows it to be true based on their experience, so in essence it is a fact to them

Truthiness is a quality characterizing a "truth" that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively "from the gut" or because it "feels right" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.

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Boffins claim battery BREAKTHROUGH – with rhubarb-like molecule

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Re: Optimistic

> I know there are many battery story haters here, all upset that each lead has only 1% extra edge here or there, but I look on the bright side ...

.... at least Gordon Ramsey isn't the Research Manager : "Only one f**kin' percent? Have you never f**kin' cooked rhubarb before, you f**ckin' twat." -

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App to manage Android app permissions

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Re: But...

> We promise not to eat spam anymore. We will not link to porn. We fired our pimp.

Nevertheless, you persist in pimping your own business in contravention of the House Rules here.

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