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Borked Bitcoin bunker MtGox in administration: Lawyer seizes control

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Re: Lawyer named Kobayashi takes charge?

> "... actual name of MtGox owner is Kayser Söze."

Nah, that's the mystery dude behind bitcoin itself: "... and like that he's gone..."

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KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline

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Re: @Big John Obligatory...

Jah Spongeafari!

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Look out, bankers! It's Lily Cole and her (Brit taxpayer-funded) WISH-PRINTING ATM

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Enough to give you the...

.... boak.

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Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

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Re: .. wouldn't let any of you anywhere near my lady garden..

Your what?

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Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment

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Re: @ Q:"What does she bring to the table?" A:"Playing the piano. Badly."

Tony Blair peddling mediation and conflict avoidance? Tell me, who's next?

That one has already happened.

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Innovation creates instability, you say? BLASPHEMY, you SCUM

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AWOOOOGAAA!

> "AWOOOOGAAA!"

Obligatory Kris Akabusi Awooga link

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Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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Rice *and* Jam?

Might seem tasty now but they'll regret it in the morning.....

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Cyber hostage-takers SCAMMED six times as many people last year

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Re: Capital punishment...

Too good for them.

Crucifixion's a doddle...

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'Graceful' solar flare erupts from surface of Sun – NASA vid

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How many Angstroms to the Brontosaurus?

An Olympic swimming pool the size of Wales.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: Animals

@JDX:

..the kind of twisted bigotry the gay community has demonstrated...

Irony bypass.

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'Dads from the Midwest' pull down their email-spaffing LinkedIn plugin

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Re: @dogged LinkedIn are dangerous amateurs

it always struck me more as a managers' playground. Just wondering if it has that many denizens who'd even consider viewing the source

There are a large number of IT workers registered on LinkdIn, and not all of them management.

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SmartTV, dumb vuln: Philips hard-codes Miracast passwords

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Re: Gah!

I own your fridge - all your bacon is mine!

All ur cheese r belong 2 us.

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Money? What money? Lawyer for accused Silk Road boss claims you can't launder Bitcoin

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Re: Chewbacca defense

"Ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury...."

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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

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Re: I don't want a larger phone

these huge slabs folk seem to be walking around with these days are getting silly, it's like the 80's all over again

Whit?

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Soccer's dull? A MIND-CONTROLLED robo-suit will be used to take first World Cup 2014 kick

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Re: Please bear in mind...

Don't forget the plaid horse. That guy's a bastard.

As is the Trojan horse. And sneaky with it.

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

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Facehat?

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Improbable: YOU gave model Lily Cole £200k for her Impossible.com whimsy-site

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Re: Tip of the iceberg

£200k of public money, to set up a website for which there appeared to be no demand, and if there was a demand, it could have been done for £200

And £200 that she could easily have found herself if she thought it was so important and worthwhile.

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Blinking good: LG launches smart light bulb for Android/iOS

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Re: 60 W led?

> ".. it's one of the most inefficient led bulbs going, or it's not 60W.."

Either way, it's still a bright idea. (aherm)

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Re: "5 blade jobbie."

Sounds like the lead from some nightmarish, faecal-themed horror flick.

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ROBO-SNOWDEN: Iraq, the internet – two places the US govt invaded that weren't a threat

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"The project, called BULLRUN by the NSA and EDGEHILL by the British spies at GCHQ (named after the first battle in both countries' respective civil wars) .."

How cute.

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Re: I miss my Amiga...

I still have four and they all still work.

Admittedly they don't get a lot of use these days.

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

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Re: Say it again, y'all

Reminds me of this Daily Mash story.

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Wackadoo DIYers scissor-kick beatboxer

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Re: Cuntybollcks

Up here in square sausage land, the equivalent, cuntybaws, seems to be most often used whilst trying to gain the attention of someone who caused you displeasure.

i.e. "Here, cuntybaws, watch wher' yu'r gaw'n; ye spilt ma pint!"

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Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

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Re: I got three languages in there, one extinct..

Not quite extinct; still showing some signs of life in your own post.

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Bill Gates-backed SOLAR POO RAYGUN COMMODE unveiled

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Re: One slight niggle

@Hans 1:

> "... the rest is just boffinry...."

*JUST* boffinry?

I await the deluge of complaining posts from boffins, outraged at your belittling of their endeavours.

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Re: "chaka demas"

Bravo, sir!

Post of the week by a country mile.

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Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark: Violin restrings its instrument

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Re: +1

Indeed, although I was rather disappointed to find this was not an article discussing the relative merits of the electro-tech employed by the seminal electro-popsters.

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: www = internet

Reminds me of good, ole' Rinkworks which never fails to raise a smile:

http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_web.shtml

e.g.

Overheard in a computer lab:

Boy #1: "The domain doesn't have a www. What does that mean?"

Boy #2: "It means it's not on the world wide web."

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Projector on a smartphone? There's a chip for that

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Re: Asteroids

The joy of flying off the right hand side of the screen and re-emerging from the left, coming to a wall near you!

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X marks the... They SAID there was a mystery planet there – NASA

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Re: Nibiru - Niburu whatever

Conspiracy nuts who scream CONSPIRACY?

I call shenanigans!

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Phisherman's friend: Confused hacktivists deface FAKE BANK SITE

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That rankled me too.

+1 for potentially productive pedantry.

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Brit Bitcoin dev: I lost 'over £200k' when MtGox popped its socks

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Re: Toaster

> "I keep all my bitcoins in a toaster."

As long as you never put a sock in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoBYYElyP4c

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Re: freetards

> " I love it when freetards run to the authorities and cry for protection at the merest knee scratch."

At over £200k, that's some pricey knees.

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Very fabric of space-time RIPPED apart in latest Hubble pic

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Re: Blue jellyfish-like tendrils?

And at nearly 4.5 million miles an hour, no wonder it's often referred to as "flying".

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

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Re: "the chance of an Earth impact are one-in-ten-million."

"But still they come..."

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Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

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Re: What are we waiting for?

> "some of us are running legacy hardware..."

+1 and I'm in the same boat, albeit stuck on Lion rather than SL.

I actually have Mavericks installed on an external HD for iOS programming but use Lion for my audio work on account of it being the last version which can boot into 32 bit, as required by the drivers for my ancient-but-too-pricey-to-replace Yamaha mixer / control surface / MIDI interface.

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Tesla wants $1.6bn to help fund $5bn TOP SECRET Gigafactory

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> ".. Surely a better investment would be developing better battery technology..."

Perhaps but they already have technology which appears to (mostly) work in getting folk from A to B so this seems like a natural choice.

A "better" investment might be pursuing R&D in tandem (and perhaps ole Musky is already doing so).

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Young, fun and full of comely tech skills? Then BT needs you!

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Re: Ha Ha ha

> " .. remember Tech Mahindra?"

Only too well!

***shudder***

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Wot a COCKUP: Poorly NHS websites spawn SPAMMY VIAGRA ads

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Re: Wot a COCKUP

Puntastic!

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China confirms Jade Rabbit lunar rover has conked out

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Re: It is...

> It is an ex-parrot...

... pining for the hǎiwān....

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Think British weather is bad? It's nothing to this WOBBLY ALIEN planet

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Re: The Register, TripAdvisor for the planets.

> "...the Hotel Royale is pretty interesting, just don't expect to ever leave."

Although you can check out any time you like.

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Re: 2300 light years distance.. just 4 years to change anything from here?

> "What on earth are you talking about?"

He/She isn't; he's talking about Kepler 413b.

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Re: 2300 light years distance.. just 4 years to change anything from here?

Bravo, Joerg!

That is possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen on this site.

Have a cyber pint!

(You were joking, weren't you?)

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Forget ski-jumping – Russians setting records in Sochi visitor hacking

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Re: Malware may be the least of your problems

> "... Welcome to America, Great Britain, China, Russia."

Indeed. This unfortunately appears to be the new(isn) reality.

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Optical computing a step closer with SINGLE-MOLECULE LED

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Re: Bad science

> ".. that only demonstrates that it's acting like a diode..."

Of the Light Emitting variety, perhaps? ;-)

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NASA quandary: Should Curiosity channel Fast and Furious for Martian dune-buggy jump?

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Re: Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

Don't forget his faithful hound, Flash.

And of course, Boss Hogg, cursing them crazy Duke boys in the General Lee.

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Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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Re: Ohhh... I just had an idea!

Nice idea. I already have an almost completely neglected Pi, yet still find myself lusting after this little beastie.

> "But what would you call such a rig?"

> "ChromeNucPi? PiNucChrome? PiNuChrome? ChromePi? ChromeNuc? NucPi?"

Perhaps "PiChNUC" (pronounced "picnic") ?

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Unmanned, autonomous ROBOT TRUCK CONVOY 'drives though town'

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Re: 'You have 20 seconds to comply!'

"Or there will be..... trouble."

(I know, I know, different characters: ED209 / Murphy.)

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Troll-hunting cases SPIKED in 2012... but remain high

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Re: Mam test

> "We posts ..... go on strike, and all your fences fall down."

Bravo! Raised a smile on an otherwise dreary afternoon.

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

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Re: Somebody put it far better than I could...

> "... why should anyone take any more notice of him than, say, Keith Chegwin?"

If for no other reason than Cheggers is a c*nt?

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