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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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FAIL

@Tanuki

Epic Fail.

You don't go to a DDS for a broken arm and you don't go to an MD for a toothache.

You use whatever method works best in the circumstances.

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Turnbull Twitfight - we're backing Mal this time

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Pint

Re: Turnbull Twitfight - we're backing Mal this time

I have to agree with flatearther. I was moving back to San Antonio from Dallas a few years ago. I couldn't find out from any one at ATT in Dallas if I could get broadband in my house. The best part is I was moving back into a house that I had rented out while I was in Dallas and my renter had Uverse.

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'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

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@James Micallef

So we have another ignorant Obama supporter.

From the NSA's FAQ's on their website.

The Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, is GEN Keith B. Alexander, United States Army. The Director is appointed by the Secretary of Defense and approved by the President of the United States. The Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, is always a commissioned military officer with at least a rank of three stars. He also serves as the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, in a dual assignment.

I didn't waste my time looking up CIA for you. I doubt you want facts any way.

Yes Congress has oversight committees for various agencies, but they don't run any of them.

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Court allows EFF to keep donor list secret from patent troll

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Re: oninoshiko

I don't see it. Civil rights law is separate from commercial law. The KKK won a similar case years later using an attorney who was a member of the NAACP.

The EFF in this case is being used a front to attack a company with legitimate claims. I say legitimate because they have already won a case against Apple.

I hope the EFF loses the appeal.

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eBay stockholders! There's MORE to COME, thunders Carl Icahn

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Unhappy

@someone Else

His brand of bullshit capitalism worked very well for him. And that is all that matters to him.

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Apple investors fall for CEO Cook's product-presentation prank

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Trollface

Talk is cheap

"I don't think there is any CEO who talks about human rights more than I do,"

Talk is cheap. The "Human Rights" phrase is just so touchy feely PC nonsense. The Foxconn issue has been going on for many years. There is an old saying that you can't save the World but you can save part of it. This is true here. He has leverage with Foxconn. He needs to start using it.

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

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Facepalm

Hate Crime?

Really? Google is going to have a real problem with public relations if all the wearers of Google Glasses are this obnoxious and clueless.

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Apple Safari, Mail and more hit by SSL spying bug on OS X, fix 'soon'

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FAIL

This doesn't make sense

Normally, everything is kept quiet until the fix is out. Because they did the IOS first everyone got clued in that could be a problem in OSX. Now that is confirmed.

I can see hackers burning the Midnight Oil to take advantage of this before it is fixed.

Why didn't they wait and fix both at the same time?

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Reg HPC man relives 0-day rootkit GROUNDHOG DAY

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Paris Hilton

Did I miss something?

I know you can't put everything in your article. I don't see where you contacted the makers of your Anti-everything software. I am sure they would be interested in it.

Paris, because the only other Icon with a ? is the IT angle one.

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Without a smartphone your reptile brain gets a workout

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Trollface

Re: Goat Farming @number6

Downvote because you don't have a name to go along with quote.

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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FAIL

@ Ken Hagen

Read this about Kenneth Mc Duff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_McDuff

He raped and murdered a teenage girl, kill her two friends and was sentenced to death. Then he got out and killed some more. the book "Bad Boy from Rosebud" is absolutely terrifying because it shows how many times he should have been in Jail and got back out to kill again.

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FIGHT! Semiconductor heavyweights debate government's role, gloves come off

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Mushroom

What about the Americans who need jobs?

From the Article

The current US immigration system makes it exceptionally difficult for foreign students, after their US studies are over, to remain in the country to ply their trade, create startups, or go to work for companies in need of their services.

We don't need them here. We don't need H1B visa's. Too many Americans are unemployed or underemployed. Don't tell me the foreign students and engineers are smarter. I work with too many of them.

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Comcast to acquire Warner Cable – reports

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FAIL

Re: @Mikel, What are babbling about?

You still don't get it.

Obama made the decision. Whatever he promised to Biden does not matter. Obama is very well backed by the Hollywood crowd.

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FAIL

@Mikel, What are babbling about?

You stated "Their media arms own the Justice department thanks to "Hollywood" Joe Biden's appointments -"

Joe Biden, as Vice President, doesn't appoint anybody. I know the commentaries on this site have trouble criticizing Obama but he is the one who made the appointments.

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RISE of the MACHINES and Bitcoin: Bill Gates' Reddit tech predictions

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Megaphone

He taking his cues from Andrew Carnegie

Massively screw people over to get rich and then give back a small percentage and people thing you are a great guy.

Never thought he was the worlds biggest philanthropist.

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iPhone maker Foxconn to pump $1bn into new Indonesian factory

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FAIL

@IGnatious

Unions exist because of cases like the one cited below. A worker at Toyota gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because of the work performed. It is not technically a disability until it interferes with life outside of work. Therefore Toyota can force the worker to continue to do the job until they are permanently disabled.

Having to make a choice between your heath and your job is very common in the American Workplace.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=00-1089

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

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Re: Aren't transactions rather slow?

I guess if you are running a tab it is not a big deal. Close your tab while finishing your last beer is common. Not all bars allow that though.

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Tim Cook dangles 'new product categories' carrot over $14bn Apple share buyback

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Facepalm

Sounds like he caved to Icahn

Dividends are more important to investors who want to be in for the long term.

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Opera founder von Tetzchner: It's all gone to crap since I quit

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Thumb Up

I am going to check out Vivaldi

I have been looking for something like that. If memory serves Facebook make $170 per user. I am willing to spend $20 a month on site that allows me to do pretty much the same thing but doesn't invade my privacy.

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We're NOT DOOMED after all: Global semiconductor sales post record 2013

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Mushroom

@tesmith47

A rather racist comment.

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Hud Dunlap

How does global improvement help the United States?

Intel is laying off. Most of the people I know who still have jobs in the industry are making 30% less than they use to. Many others are permanently outside the industry.

Our political leaders and CEO's keep telling us that bringing in more unemployed people( Immigration reform) is going to help the economy.

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Want to remotely control a car? $20 in parts, some oily fingers, and you're in command

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Unhappy

@ Eddy Ito

Don't count on it. I had one of those nondescript cars, nothing fancy and about six years old. Some one stole it, used it in a series of robberies and then trashed it.

The Police said it was stolen because it was so nondescript the description of it wasn't useful. Oh and to add insult to injury, there were so many cars of that type around that even the junk yards wouldn't take it.

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Apple's nonexistent iWatch to bag $17.5 BEEELION in first year alone – analyst

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Meh

what about the pebble

Show me what it can do that the pebble doesn't already do.

I wear a watch because phones and salt water don't go together very well. Apple is going to have to come up with something waterproof to at lease 10 meters.

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University boffins build snoop-spotting snitch app

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Megaphone

Where is the app for the iPhone

I want one. Now.

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FCC says US telcos can start moving to IP-based calling, but in baby steps

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Headmaster

@MyBackDoor

The basis of the ruling is that Congress did not give the FCC the power to regulate the internet. There are a lot of things in the ruling but that is the basis of it. Congress did give the FCC the power to regulate the land lines.

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Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

will my home phone still have its own power supply

The Telcos make money on people like me who keep the land line for emergency use. The phone company supplies power to the phone. I don't have to worry about the batteries in my cell phone going dead. I don't have to worry that I just lost power and my computer won't turn on. I can always make a phone call. Caller ID tells emergency services exactly where I am.

Will this change?

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Want a touch-friendly solar-powered laptop? Apple just patented it

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Boffin

@AC13:34

That is why you sell it to a patent troll. They have the money to fight it and you get something for your idea instead of just being screwed over.

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Prince sues 22 music file-sharers for ONE MEEELLION dollars each

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Facepalm

Thats odd

I went to a Trans siberian orchestra concert over the holidays. I think everyone and their brother had their phone out recording it.

Just look up Trans siberian orchestra on you tube and you will find plenty of videos of their concerts.

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Icahn slurps another $500m in Apple shares, demands buyback AGAIN

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Mushroom

if the iPhone 5 had failed

They would have need every dime in the bank to recover. This is one way Icahn destroys companies. He takes away the reserves so if something goes wrong the company goes under and the employees lose their jobs.

But he still has his money.

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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

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Joke

@Roo. It was patent reform, didn't you read the press release?

To make us like the rest of the world....

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If you reckon Google will never tap into Nest's Wi-Fi thermostats, guess again

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Facepalm

El Reg is missing the real story

I have a Nest. It is okay. Where Nest is starting to make their money is not selling to the individual consumer, but to Utilities. This is the site from my Utility company. They don't use Nest but it is the same idea. Give the consumer a thermostat in exchange for taking control of the thermostat whenever they want.

http://www.cpsenergysavers.com/start-saving/rebates/home-manager

Another issue is that CPS is a public utility. This means that any information that CPS gets from you is a public record. Your light bill is a matter of public record. They can sell this data.

An interesting issue my neighbor ran into. He bought a house with with one of this home manager systems already installed. He wants to get rid of it but it isn't his property. It belongs to CPS so they have to remove it. He has been trying for months to get them to take it out.

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Your squirty insecticides make bumblebees SHRINK, warn boffins

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Mushroom

@semtex451

No it is global warming they talk about here. The farmers here have been trying to get the Bee issue addressed for a number of years, but there is no way for politicians to make money out of it.

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Intel confirms it will axe 5,400 workers in 2014

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Mushroom

So why are they pushing immigration "reform+

They say them need more workers but they are laying them off. The reality is they want cheaper workers.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/20130830intel-pushing-for-changes-in-visa-laws.html

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Tales from an expert witness: Prior art and patent trolls

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Trollface

@yet another Anonymous coward

I have to say that you and the people who up voted the post are part of the problem. There is no innovation here.

Did anyone else thought to make one. I am sure people did, it just wasn't on there list of things to do. Did a lot people think it wasn't patentable. I am sure of that.

Back when the Nest Thermostats were coming out I did a little research into the patent issues they were having with Honeywell. The patents were a lot like this. Plain language programing. Not innovative at all, just the next step in product evolution.

http://allthingsd.com/20120926/nest-takes-honeywell-patents-back-to-the-drawing-board/

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Hud Dunlap
Facepalm

I have a problem with the last sentence

" One of the best guides for inventiveness is that all of the ingredients were readily available, but no-one had previously thought to combine them in that way. ®"

So you are saying the intermittent windshield wiper patent was valid? I know it was upheld as valid and if memory serves the inventor was paid three cents per vehicle with the intermittent wipers installed.

Ok so it is a motor with a timer. No big deal but because no one had thought of putting it on a windshield wiper it was innovative?

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Mars One's certain-death space jolly shortlists 1,000 wannabe explorers

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Coat

Where is Chay Blyth when you need him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chay_Blyth

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Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter

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Facepalm

@Dramoth

Have to agree with you. I grew up in Florida in the Sixties and Seventies. Back then it was common to have small planes towing banners over the coast. Somebody got the bright idea of having them look for sharks as a warning system. The problem was , there were always sharks there. Most of the time there were sharks between the swimmers and the shore.

The idea was quickly shelved.

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The Pirate Bay changes domain again … TWICE!

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Big Brother

@molety. How do you think you tube got started?

Youtube is just as bad as any of the pirate sites. It really annoys me to see pirated copies on youtube with a commercial in front.

My understanding is Youtube is mis-using the Fair Use Doctrine. The Talking Heads on TV and Radio ( and I don't mean the group) use copyrighted items all of the time it is legal because they are making commentary on it. Notice YouTube allows comments.

Plus Google is a big campaign contributor. You don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Asteroid-hunting beauty AWAKENS, takes cheeky snaps of neighbours

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Re: Even if( they have already done the movie)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307068/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_9

Seeking a friend for the end of the world

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IBM's secret weapon to battle Google, Amazon, Microsoft clouds: A HOLLYWOOD STAR

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@Marketing Hack ( TI has one)

http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/company/history/timeline/semicon/1990/docs/98dlp_hornbeck_emmy.htm

It is in the display cases of one of their Dallas Fabs.

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Foxconn boss: We're CROSSING Mexican border ... to bring TV-making jobs into US

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Unhappy

It is the crime in Mexico

I work with a number of people who have relatives in Mexico. They are afraid to go visit. If they do they wear old worn out clothes and get picked up on this side of the border by relatives. No Hable English.

It is a real shame. People used to go back and forth across the border and no one thought anything of it.

Some of the American borders towns are getting just as bad.

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Proposed California law demands anti-theft 'kill switch' in all smartphones

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Facepalm

Another stupid Calfornia Idea

There was crime before there was smartphones. If it is not worthwhile to steal a phone they will steal something else.

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Crooks target Target: 40 MILLION bank cards imperiled in cyber-heist

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FAIL

Target pushes debit cards

The usual x% off if you get one of our debit cards. This probably means the PIN was slurped too. At least with a credit card you can challenge a purchase and don't have to pay until it is resolved. My crystal ball says a lot of people will have empty bank accounts for Christmas. I know too many people that this has happened to even without something like this.

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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Facepalm

Re: Shame@smurfette

So your recycle bin is ten inches high and six inches across?

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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Joke

So are they going to outlaw the screaming kids on the plane?

Here's hoping.

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Bloke, 27, cuffed, charged over stolen selfie smut site UGotPosted

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Pint

I wonder about the charges

"dedicated to posting compromising photos that Boellart obtained without the subjects' permission."

You mean like the tabloids? Just ask Kristen Stewart about compromising photos that she didn't give permission for. I see a First Amendment fight at least on some of the charges.

Beer because one of the photographs was in a bar.

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Poker ace's vanishing hotel laptop WAS infected by card-shark – F-Secure

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Re: Check file hashes @AC 6:12

Interesting link, thank you

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Oz Government: TPP papers will stay secret

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Sounds like Nancy Pelosi

According to Fairfax, the government says the treaty text will only be made public after it's been signed.

Sounds like Nancy Pelosi's famous comment on Obamacare.

We have to pass this to see what's in it.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/03/10/video-of-the-week-we-have-to-pass-the-bill-so-you-can-find-out-what-is-in-it/

Is the Australian Government taking lessons from the Democrats now?

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SHOCK! US House swats trolls, passes patent 'extortion' bill

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Flame

what else is in the bill

Anytime a bill goes smoothly through Congress there is tones of pork, set asides and hiding agendas.

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Icahn rallies the troops to pump Apple for cash at next shareholder meeting

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Flame

Where was Icahn when Apple needed money?

He didn't invest in the company when it needed cash. He is what used to be called a sundowner. A tramp who showed up at sundown hoping to get a meal without doing any work for it.

I still don't understand how he has so much power when he has so little stock.

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