* Posts by Arachnoid

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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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Joke

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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Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U

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low wage/no wage market

So they essentially went for the young,inexperienced, low wage/no wage end of the market........who could fail with that sort of customer base?

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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It would help

If Google,Yahoo et al didn't actually use the email address as one of the two log in criteria [email/password] This way there would be two unique log in options as well as the two factor authentication.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Discrimination.........??????

Im feeling left out wasn't anybody posted the images I just uploaded of me in me Birthday suit?

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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Seperate by Country?

It would be interesting to see some separation of OS by country and thus highlight where its actually being retained and where the newer OS is making a marked difference.

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Russia: SEXY LIZARDS which landed FROM SPACE are all DEAD

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Liz is not amused

On hearing about the the desecration of her distant relatives issued a Fatwa of her own and is reported as shouting " OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

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If its only readable on the origional device

Does that not suggest some form of local key encryption issue?

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Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?

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The HTC One Android

Already had a Windows 8 like block like screen so it was already part way there before the news hit

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I don't see dead people: Twitter to nix some images of deceased folk

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Immediate access to the real names of the people sending her those images

Hmm can of worms in that statement,whilst I despise those who have done such I don't think allowing the freedom of any vendor to give user details to anybody is a good idea besides which I recon most of them will have fake details anyway.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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FAIL

- Who saw it happen? Are they reliable witnesses?

I think you have the press mixed up with the cour...........er never mind

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Re: Quantum Chicken!

But they did find a box which had a high radioactive signature that had chicken sounds coming from it......well it did until they blew it up

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Trollface

How about

An Ape wearing Google glasses [as they haven't been mentioned yet] who is going to stop it filming?

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Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST

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Re: Its not difficult to wipe 99% of the data from a device

Depends where system cache and password files are stored on Android devices they may be in a different memory area to general music storage.Even if in the same srea I doubt the device would allow full memory use before baulking with some form of memory error.

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

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No detracting from the evidence but.............

"Logs also showed an app that switched on the phone's flash to use as a torch ran at the time it is alleged Bravo hid Aguilar's body."

Whoa thats some time log peoples mobiles are keeping and just how do you dig a hole whilst holding a phone Siri?

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Face-recog tech spots US fugitive wanted for 14 years ... from a photo

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where he remains in custody in Albuquerque pending his trial

Now theres a good use for any Gitmo vacancy

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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Given how kids think

It might have got more <input type="submit" value="Submit"> </form> had they called it "Get Kids hacking"

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EE rolls out London bus pay-by-bonk app – only fandoids need apply

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Didnt I read

That Oyster charge the companys a tad more than credit/debit cards per transaction hence maybe why they are trying to move away from the option.

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Re: Too posh for the bus?

On the contrary I dislike traveling with people coughing and wheezing over me and trying to get into my personal space all the time.That and the fact who ever invented Bus suspension must have had a previous job as a fayre ground ride designer.

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Buses.....

Nay never they go anywhere and everywhere on the way to the place where you actually want to go and take an age doing it and they're full of mostly noisy, self centered and rude people [including some of the drivers].

BTW Most credit/debit cards already have NFC forced upon the user anyway, should you insist on using another insecure form of payment.

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China: Our approved vendor list – Kaspersky, Symantec AREN'T on it

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Re: Hmm

Well actually you may find its the other way round in that the "incredibly useful" Chinese state software may be getting flagged as a security issue by such vendors packages.

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