* Posts by Arachnoid

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PayPal settles over WMD sanction-breaking transaction claims

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I would have thought

It easier to track criminals that used Paypal now I guess they'll have to use western union.On a serious note 7K isnt going to but you much in the grand scheme of things.

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Re: Upgrade Now!

Should the lock manufacturer keep providing upgrades to purchasers because the lock they bought with a one off payment many years ago has been proven to be easily defeated of course not.As per other software vendors like MS upgrades are only provided for a short term.

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ROBOT INVASION has already STARTED in HIPSTERLAND

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Re: Cheap flexible version

The judicious use of electric shock dog collars would ensure the interns compliance.......one shock left, two to go right.........

Sounds like more time for the boss to do Facebook and eBay or as per the film Enemy of the State quote "whos going to monitor the monitors of the monitors?"

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Remote control

Theres nothing to say that the drone was not being controlled by one of the inmates and his PAYG smart phone ran out of battery power at the critical moment.

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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Carpet Baggers

Didn't this used to be disallowed to own a domain and not use it?

Easy money for the domain name makers though.........lets make one called .xxx and see who we can blackmail money out of to prevent their name being used with it

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WinPhone? PAH! If you want Microsoft's mobe apps, grab an Android

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Windows Phone devices, where the apps are arguably better integrated.

Bo*****s if its designed and installed properly then the operating system has little to do with poor integration.

As to integrating MS software it brings back shades of Blackberrys failed attempts to buy into a busy market place.

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Respect mah privacy! EU delegation begs US to play nice with data

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Facepalm

Only one word for this...........

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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Recount,,,,,,,,

So just how do you recount a phone vote when it all goes tits up?

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Curiosity rover's broken arm heals, exploration-as-normal resumes

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Watch out theyre coming...............

So 7 of 9 used her Borg nano probes to fix the Rover

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W*nkers of the world unite to SAVE THE PLANET one jerk-off at a time

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Re: Does it generate power from torque or frequency?

The use of differing viscosity fliuds might help

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Free WiFi coming to UK trains ... in two years

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Accoring to a BBC Radio 4 "expert"

"The WiFi will be provided through roof mounted routers running from a 3G or 4G service".To put it in laymans terms if you have a poor mobile signal on your service right now then your simply going to have a poor WiFi connection through this service too.

Anyhow why are the Governemnt in an economic recession throwing tax payers money at private companys in the first place?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: What's with the numbering, guys?

They missed out windows NIEN!

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Tesco tosses loss-making Blinkbox into TalkTalk's basket

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I wonder

If the deal included the Blinkbox Books service as having the same name but by different venders is going to cause confusion to the market

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UK.gov prompt payment promise is POPPYCOCK - NAO

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Its nothing new

It seems the bigger the company the longer they seem to keep small suppliers who may live of proceeds month to month,waiting for their invoice to be paid .Complaints will usually be met with the if you dont like it we will get someone else to supply us.

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

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Would those Tablets you recommend

be Valium or laxatives?

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Your mistake

Was asking a none techie person to choose a device based on hardware and software specifications and not style.What you needed to do was ask her what she wanted then purchased one based on your experience this way she would be happy with the device you purchased not unhappy you didnt get what she requested.

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

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I hope women

Are not falling out over this lack of attire

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BT takes broadband to NEW PLACES. That's right: CITIES

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Given,,,,,,,,,,

The recent issues with getting services to present customers Im suprised their backbone can take the strain

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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North Korea admits they have a fibre problem

Kim Jong Un orders all residents to eat more cereal

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Given the limited range of one mile

Its letting what ever its shooting at well within a safe distance of the ship i.e. an aircraft would have already launched several weapons by then many miles away and scooted after all its no longer WWII and ground engagement with this weapon in unlikely as any commander taking his ship in that close to shore certainly has a death wish if only from canon fire.

Besides those small inconveniences it only shoots in direct line of sight so no overhead attacks or explosive decompression about the target then and whatever is behind the target be it friendly or not is likely to get some of the overspill too.

Yes I know its in beta phase but height seems to be the main advantage point for this weapon.

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EU law bods: New eCall crash system WON'T TRACK YOU. Really

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Tracking

Im sure insurance companys and the highways agencys would be interested in such devices which give live vehicle meta data and actual vehicle usage.Its too tempting a target to be ignored and abused much the same as a Govermentally controlled central databse.

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Globe-spanning SEA-ME-WE 3 sea cable feared cut, broken or ...

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Cuts........

Thats what you get for having reductions in the Naval defense budget a complete lack of suitable submarines and trained personnel to make competent splices.

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MEPs want 'unbiased search', whatever that is – they're not sure either

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Amazon Fire

So basically they have two versions of Google search one with adverts [unpaid] and one without [Paid] Happy now?

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Japan pauses asteroid BOMBING raid – still no word from Bruce Willis?

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Looks to me........

Like a peeled Apple so maybe it should broadcast well known brand advertising for the next millennium or so until the Sun swallows it up

http://despatch.artsat.jp/en/Main_Page

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Re: Really?

Nearby here that would be followed by : pass the vehicle/s parked on the near side using the opposite side of the road,continue forward at speed heading towards the closly approaching vehicles until they slow to let you pass.

Any use of the horn by these vehicles is to be responded to with a wave of the fing.......er... hand

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Elf and safety

Im suprised no one suggested doing all the training and the test on a simulator yet to further cut the risk of learner drivers on the road to other road users, oh and reduce congestion of course.

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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MEH!

From reading other articles it seems to me the loud bang was produced by the motor cycle which was parked over it ,falling of the rising toilet so I'm assuming at this point it fell onto a pedestrian.BBC reports he was only slightly injured.

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TalkTalk email goes titsup FOR DAYS. Cheapo telco warns: Changing password WON'T fix it

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So this a week after the Yahoo email failure

Which on and off lasted several days taking out other services like BT who still use them for email.

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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CAUTION:

If you have two or more don't cross the streams

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PHONDLESLAB-ULOUS: Motorola Moto X Android phablet

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So I have to ask

Did someone vomit on the home screen?

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Given its alleged manuverability

It could be used to latch on to other objects to either capture and nullify them[ i.e. explosion,interference or hack] or alternately move them off their own preprogrammed routes at strategic moments in history.

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Hmm.......

Well it would have to be something to sell.....er compliment Microsoft products so maybe a networkable box for cloud based services like storage and software applications like online Office and gaming that only requires a mouse, keyboard and HDTV to operate rather than a conventional PC based system.

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FUTURE ROBOTS will EXTERMINATE UK jobs – study

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FAIL

Human jobs replaced by Robots

Old news........They've been saying this since the 60s

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Online tat bazaar eBay collapses in UK

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email missing

If they are having server issues Im not surprised email are MIA

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3D PRINTED GUNS: THIS time it's for REAL! Oh, wait – no, still crap

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Q

Would probably disguise the short metal riffled barrel as part of a Parker pen to get through security

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Re: But against the backdrop of your British readership...

The country where only Crims and ner do wells have the guns

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Windows XP market share FELL OFF A CLIFF in October

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FAIL

XP OS despite its age

Still has a greater market share than Windows 8 so trumpeting a victory is a hollow sound bite.

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Forget eyeballs and radar! Brits tackle GPS JAMMERS with WWII technology

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Re: Re. solar flare

Jammers over power the original signal so even if you detect its false you still have no bearing on the proper signal

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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Wolf.........

Like the boy that cried Wolf if the security services keep over reacting to such things based on the teeny,tiniest,smallest piece of evidence the public in general are going to get rather more and more insensitive to the situation.Then when the water does peek over the dam the citizens are going to think its once more just another excersize of authoritarian muscle flexing.

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Amazon's AWS opens data center in Germany – just as we said

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Access......

Didn't a US spokesperson recently release a statement that basically said servers outside the US were fair game to hacking by them as they are not covered by US laws..........

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Given the previous mentions of issues with heat conductivity and the preference to radiated heat Id say it may not work,

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Damn cleaners

Unplugged the server to vacuum the floor

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OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

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Anybody say "FIRE SALE"

Sounds like dodgy goods under dodgy marketting to me ,go look around Blackpool if you want that senerio.

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Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers

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So the Politicians have turned into Americans now

They consider that they rule the internet and all its content.Much like the recent UK threat to prosecute both on-line trolling and downloading of child abuse images this horse wont even leave the starting gates before the Met Police say they dont have the resources to cope with the consequences of the law.

The Politicians will say they will provide extra finances, the next election will take place and the laws will recede into the ambiguity of lawyers fees.

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Coughing for 4G, getting 2G... Networks' penny-pinching SECRETS REVEALED

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Re: Editorial standards please

Or as your on the tinternet you could try searching if your unsure

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/drissa-coulibaly/4/680/7b6

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Rock and Roll is a young man's game

I guess they lose the double edge of actually wanting to please the audience rather than themselves and the hunger for money for which they now have much of.

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Can I sue..........

For the presumption of such a "techy minded" media guru for unauthorized use of my bandwidth and subjecting my audio input channels [otherwise known as ears] to such abusive music......

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

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Re: Risk VS Cost

I guess only if the loss exceeds maybe 10 or 100 times amount of a tellers wage would the bank employ and actual person rather than a machine..........now theres a novelty why don't we have humans dispense the cash instead and make some jobs in the economy.

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iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport

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Hes lucky

They didn't taz him and present him with his own personal set of silver wrist ornaments from the TSA gift shop.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Windows Nien [NO!!!!!!!!!}

Nothing to see here move along

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