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Syrian Electronic Army in news site 'hack' POP-UP MAYHEM

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Re: Yes, just to clarify...

Clear as mud

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: Hopefully they'll set it in wizards school...

Good grief, I hope not.

Setting it in a wizard's sleeve would be preferable to that.

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Re: plenty of Scifi sequels that are rather excellent...Terminator 2

I have to disagree but only with the benefit of having seen it again recently

When I first saw Terminator 2 I was blown away (mainly by the FX, tbh) and thought it a worthy successor to the first movie.

Having recently watched both films again, I have completely changed my mind:

Terminator - stands up well and is still a very good film.

Terminator 2 - full of plot holes and not a good film at all.

I'd go along with the others on your list though.

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

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Re: Not just IT

I haven't met one in woman in a professional sound engineering context. Managers, musicians, songwriters, stage managers. Yes. TONS. But none in a senior engineering role.

Music tech colleges generally have an 80:20 split between guys and girls on entry. Almost invariably, they end up focusing on the other areas I outlined - less on the tech.

I attended a Sound Engineering course 3-4 years ago and there was one woman in a class of ~30.

OTOH, one of my favourite live music venues in town here has a female resident sound engineer.

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Snowden doc leak lists submarine'd cables tapped by spooks

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payments – in one case more than £20 million – to C&W and Vodafone for the cable access

It's costing us up to twenty MEEEEEELLLIIIOOONNN squids per company to spy on...... ourselves?

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Re: But are they justified?

And from Mumu?

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Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

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Carried away..

Have to confess to getting carried away on the enthusiasm of this yesterday and slapping sixty quid down. Woke up this morning wondering how this fool and his money were so easily parted.

Then I remembered rattling eighty quid on Saturday night, with ought but a hangover to show for it next day.

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Shoot to THRILL: Assassin's Creed: Unity and Halo: Master Chief Collection

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Re: I would prefer to watch Master Chef

Here you go then.

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Re: What's the point?

I can't quite see the point of buying an LP and then ripping it to digital

I bought an album on the way home from work on Monday. That evening I set aside an hour or so and took great pleasure in listening to it for the first time via the record player.

For the rest of the week I've been listening to bits of the digital version via my 'phone, whenever I have a spare ten minutes.

If I have the time and am already at home, I'll listen to the vinyl record. If not, I can still indulge in digital snippets. Having both options is most welcome.

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Re: Technics SL-1210's

Lovely machines.

I still have a silver 1200 (which I bought second hand in 1990) and a black 1210 taking pride of place in my living room.

The brakes on the 1200 are wearing out a bit - press stop and it'll keep going a bit longer than it should - but otherwise both are still in excellent condition.

Shame they don't make them (like that) anymore.

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'Yes, yes... YES!' Philae lands on COMET 67P

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Outstanding

Well done all involved. Tremendous achievement.

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FALL of the MACHINES: How to KILL the Google KARATE BOT, by our expert

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Re: Not long now (possibly)...

Murphy, is that you?

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DRAMA in SPACE: But Philae KEEPS TRYING to HARPOON COMET

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Re: Top or front loading?

Toploader: Landing in the moon (sun?) light.

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Microsoft to bring back beloved 1990s super-hit BATTLETOADS!?*

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Re: If Microsoft didn't buy them we wouldn't have got Viva Pinata.

a surprisingly deep and involved strategy game masquerading as a kid's garden simulator.

In that case I may well give it another look.

OTOH, so many games, so little time....

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Re: If Microsoft didn't buy them we wouldn't have got Viva Pinata.

That is the current free download if you have an Xbox 360 Live account.

Having never heard of it, I downloaded it, fired it up, stared at it's animated, cutesy weirdness for about five minutes then switched it off, utterly baffled.

I'm given to understand that there's a game in there somewhere?

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Bendy, but hangs loose too: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Android tab

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Thirteen incher

Looks pretty nice.

Any chance of a review of the 13" Pro model with built in projector?

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Italian appeal court clears seismologists of manslaughter

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Re: Morale of the story...

... has taken a slight turn for the better in light of this news.

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Chinese coder's got 99 problems and getting hitched is one: Huge iPhone woo plot FAILS

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Singles day

> participants often start the day with.... a stuffed bun

Sounds like a roaring success.

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Re: Chewbacca defence?

Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, why would an 8-foot-tall Wookiee want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense!

But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense!

Look at me. I'm an NSA lawyer attacking a Canadian tech company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense?

Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit!

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Tinder swipes left on CEO Sean Rad, journalists swipe right

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Re: "... "=" characters between them..."

Ah, "B== etcetera ==D" style of thing?

Makes more sense now, thanks.

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"... used his initials "B" and "D" to form the shape of a penis and balls."

Wha??

</quickFooterWithPhone>

Nope. No idea.

Colour me baffled.

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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"Do you know the real identity of FruitStandSlave? Get in touch and let us know."

You want someone to grass on him?

Why?

So you can expose him and perhaps get him sacked?

Or just to invite him round for a cup of tea and shoot-the-genius-shit about all things fruity?

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FTC to flog Butterfly Labs' Bitcoin holdings

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Re: Would that be Buttcoin?

Yes and they've been a bit fly.

Aherm.

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Re: The movie isn't being shown in IMAX format...

It's being shown in IMAX-branded theatres, which are the same as regular theatres but with the seats a little closer to the screen.

At the regular cinemas in town it's "only" £9. So the question is, would seeing it in an IMAX be worth the extra fiver each?

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Re: 3hrs in IMAX?

I can't imagine the ticket price for that...

I just checked my local IMAX and it's £14:30.

Nearly thirty quid for two of us to go to the pictures? Yikes!

Still tempted, right enough.

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Pop starlet Taylor Swift DUMPS Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

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Not a fan...

... but can't say I blame her.

Having said that:

And Spotify can't be too happy today that Google's YouTube, by sheltering behind the DMCA's Safe Harbour provisions (a voluntary code of conduct whereby American companies promise to treat EU citizens' data properly), delivers Swift's 1989 and her entire back catalogue without interruption. That makes it hard for anyone, not just Spotify, to maintain an ethical business.

This type of confusion probably means things will get a lot worse before they get any better.

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Brighten your November morning: 900 in-browser arcade classics added to the Internet Archive

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Defender!

Never got to play it as much as I wanted to as a kid due to being hopeless at it and running out of money too quickly. Now I get the chance to revisit it, making this old man happy.

Outstanding.

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Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a MEGA SPY? Answer: Yes

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Re: It doesn't say...

MIKE: Maybe you shouldn't have poured all of that washing-up liquid in it.

VYVYAN: But it says here, Michael look, "Ensure machine is clean, and free from dust"!

MIKE: Yeah, but it don't say, "Ensure the machine is full of washing-up liquid"!

VYVYAN: No, but it doesn't say, "Ensure the machine isn't full of washing-up liquid"!

MIKE: Well, it wouldn't would it! I mean, it doesn't say, "Ensure you don't chop up your video machine with an axe, put all the bits in a plastic bag, and bung 'em down the lavatory"!

VYVYAN: Doesn't it? Well maybe that's what's going wrong!

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The Imitation Game: Bringing Alan Turing's classified life to light

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Re: Aspergers etc

I'm getting increasingly depressed by the "medicalisation" of the variety of human behaviour.

Isn't there a name for that condition nowadays?

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Re: I want to be the Lobster.

They appear to be looking for more than one.

Perhaps they should have a word with Jayne Mansfield?

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Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

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Looks like a lovely machine....

Alas, it's also way outside my current price range.

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Plasma-spaffing boffins plan spaceships driven by FRIKKIN' LASERS

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Re: ...how do you get the sharks up there?

Do try to keep up.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Re: Good for him

I don't believe that the religious issue is with people being gay (accident of nature/nurture), it's with people acting gay (their own conscious acts)

Not this old canard again.

It effectively says, "we shall pretend we don't mind your sexuality, just so long as you don't have sex."

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Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST

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Re: So, your ex-chick is ex-Czech, check?

Ah, I always wondered what the Exchequer was for...

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NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM

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Re: Grommit

Tastes like Wensleydale.

And watch out for the coin-op, skiing, robotic oven.

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Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8

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Re: SpiderMonkey

SpiderBaby!

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Fonzie

Would just jump over it.

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Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet

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Re: Basic mistake

> **iPad and iPhone are 2 diffrent devices...

Yes, and I thought that was exactly the point being made in the article?

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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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Fantastic artcile

Nice one Reg. I've missed these geeks guides.

More of this kind of thing, please.

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Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE

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Scottish lake, you say?

Not many of them about. (half a dozen or so)

Lochs, on the other hand....

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Re: Ferrero Rocher

Bet the ambassador wouldn't want one of those gatecrashing his reception and spoiling it for everyone.

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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Re: Try posting anything sensible on SS and watch how fast it disappears.

I'm not entirely convinced that you're best placed to test that claim.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: Team America!

> World Police!

F*ck Yeah!

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Re: I've got Ham but I'm not a Hamster

I've got toast but I'm not a toaster?

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the phpMyAdmin connection is paper-thin nonsense

Yep, it's nonsensical kiech of the smelliest kind. For example, lots of university and college courses still have students using phpMyAdmin as part of an introduction to web development.

All those student band / baking / biking / etc. sites (and doubtless many others developed later by the same students) are clearly illicit and must be hacked forthwith.

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Behind the Facebook DRAG QUEEN CRACKDOWN: 'Anonymity soon!'

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Re: ".. dogs masquerading as real people.."

At last someone is doing something to stamp out this terrible canine epidemic.

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Inflatables in SPAAACE! ISS 'nauts to enjoy bouncy castle spaceship

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Re: Bit of an empty article?

Puff piece?

(Sorry, yes, the one with the roll of burst bubble-wrap in the pocket...)

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Official: Turing's Bombe BETTER than a Concorde plane

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Re: I don't think there has ever been a more beautiful aircraft.

I'd go along with that.

Certainly, as far as civilian aircraft are concerned, nothing beats it.

I remember seeing one fly overhead as a seven year old kid and thinking it looked incredible.

</WipesNostalgicTearFromEye>

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Chap runs Windows 95 on Android Wear

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Re: Wonder if could port RISC OS, or Amiga OS for fun

Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder on your watch?

That's the kind of wrist-action that would get my attention.

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