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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

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I do think the whole of the UK should have a vote, you may want to leave or you may not want to. But then again, we may want you to leave or may not want you to. It works both ways.

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Google Maps community competition falls foul of Indian regulations

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Re: Satellite Mapping

Yes, this may well be the case. But what we are saying is that it is complete nonsense. Any country wanting to invade would have satellite photos and intelligence information telling them where all the bases are and what they do. Most organised terrorist organisations would have the same.

They need to stop living in the 1940's.

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Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

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Re: Buy a professional product...

The issue isn't with how to roll out changes, its that when the change has been rolled out the compromise has already allowed certificates to be forged, it is the same as a jewellery store putting in better security after the jewel thief has already struck, good practice for the future but isn't going to get the jewels back. Here you had to apply patch, create a new signing key, create a new CSR and submit to a certificate authority for new SSL certs, apply those and then ask for the old certs to be revoked. Try doing all that with a group policy.

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SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud

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All of this misses one point, the decision of who to use is not just a price based one. As far as features are concerned, AWS is a still light years ahead of the others. Granted it what you need is provided by them all, your fine, but if you use something only AWS provides, it isn't going to matter how much cheaper others are.

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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Re: Not wanting to defend plod, but

No actually, in court the police and CPS would have to prove it was you, which would be impossible.

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The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

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@James Micallef

Buy us a few more years, the minimum period during the middle ages lasted a couple of hundred years. Sure relative to the life of the Universe its tiny, relative to my life and my families life, its enormous.

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Re: It's the beginning of the next Maunder Minimum.

Err, what? Its a globally accepted fact that during the middle ages the earth suddenly went a lot cooler, this is why the Thames used to freeze enough to set up a fair on it in London. The widely accepted reason is the suns activity dropping. So, please, unless you know what your talking about, probably better to not try and deride someone else's opinion with nothing but rubbish. It would have been different had you said you believe man warming will exceed the cooling, but to say variations in the sun are never enough to have any effect is pure nonsense.

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US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account

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I guess the real analogy here is that this is similar to a court order allowing the feds to intercept and read all posted real world mail rather than just specific items. I am not sure on US law, so does this happen? Or do they have to say which mail they want opened? At the end of the day, email is more similar to real posted mail than it is a hard drive or telephone call.

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Office 365's free terabyte leaves Amazon's Glacier melting

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One problem with this article, the two products are not the same thing and are not intended for the same purpose. Amazon glacier is designed as long term backup, once drive is just a remote drive in the cloud, not intended for long term backups, more an extension of your hard drive in the cloud. The API access is also woeful by comparison.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Yes, because taking the law into your own hands is a far safer and better solution. The most likely effect is you would have broken your hand, fell off your bike and caused a bigger accident than she ever would have. It's idiots like you that should be banned, those that get annoyed by things that are not actually affecting them, had she hit you, then get annoyed seeing as she didn't and probably wouldn't have, you have no reason to be angry at all.

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I didn't really expect it to make a difference, it is no more distracting that talking to the passengers who are in the car with you. When it comes down to it, it's simply not possible to ban every possible distraction. The only thing that could cause accidents more with handheld talking is the actual physical holding of the phone, as the process of talking will always happen in some form. So if one handed driving is not significantly more dangerous, then the ban will always have been pointless. It has always been about a perception of it must be dangerous, rather than whether its actually more dangerous than anything else.

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NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

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Re: I would laugh at this if it weren't so sad @ King of Foo

"The British and the Dutch were fully responsible for the slave trade, where is your guilt?" --- errr? What? When we stopped trading in slaves as we came to the conclusion is was in fact immoral, you were still doing it over there many years later. So I think you might need to re read the history books, not to mention how long it took you to treat the relatives of those slaves equally. Give me a break!

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

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Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"

Indeed, but could the reason also be that a lot of ethnic minority people are living in deprived areas and so are more likely to end up involved in low level crime, purely because of their social situation, as opposed to their race. So it will look like more of them are arrested, seems like an obvious truth to me that no one likes to admit.

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Re: Sorry about this..

Yes, from a system Labour put in place and allowed prior to the conservatives....

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Indeed, but this will bring up a lot of similar looking people in the database who the police would never have thought of talking to normally. Granted the court may not put much weight on it, but I doubt you would have appreciated having your time wasted if your innocent by having to go to court and defend yourself in the first place. Court cases can be length things, the police seem to think that if your found innocent then that's fine, justice done. What about all of the wasted days of your life defending yourself? They seem to forget about that.

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Re: innocent or guilty

Yes, and they also say, if the person agrees. Do they actually ask people or do they wait for you to somehow know they have an image of you and then you have to complain to them? I think I know which one it is.

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Skiddies turn Amazon cloud into 'crime-as-a-service' – security bod

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Re: Microsoft to the rescue!

Haha indeed, I have said time and time again, based on their logic in that court case, I could take control of the windows and microsoft domains as they appear to be promoting the use of an OS which aids in the distribution on malware.

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

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Re: They were doing that late February.

Why explain that much, just say you prefer to deal with a human.

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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That of course is assuming that small French retailers can afford to offer books at 5% discount themselves on all books, if they can't then Amazon will still be cheaper as they can afford to do it on every book.

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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Presumably the ISP's could just ignore this law and when prosecuted for it, appeal it to European Court again, they found storing this data illegal before, they will find storing it illegal again under a different law.

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Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim

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So someone who knows nothing about something says something on issue. Great.

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Read the proposed US ASTEROIDS Act to green-light mining IN SPAAAACE

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Right, and of course the US has decided their laws apply to the whole Universe (literally this time) again. What about when another country passes a law that says the opposite and steals said mined products from the US private space craft? hey are obeying their law and US law does not apply, they are not in the US.

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Amazon begs Feds for drone test permission slip

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Re: airdrop

Why does it need a door bell, it could come with a loud door bell and produce the sound itself! ha

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Yes, but this wouldn't be Amazon at fault, much like if you shoot down a police helicopter and it falls on people below, it is not the police held responsible, the person shooting it down goes to prison for a very long time. If you shoot down any aerial vehicle and it hits someone, thats you doing the killing, not the company owning the device, there are plenty of severe laws surrounding this already.

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Haha, Microsoft know the messed this one up big time and knew they would lose a court case filed against them on this. Much the same as if I claimed the windows and microsoft domain names because they are enabling malware to spread by selling windows. Thats as much the same as stating that this company shouldn't offer sub domains because it helps spread malware. A side effect of a legitimate business does not give another company the right to come in and remove your property and ability to carry out business.

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Apple OS X Yosemite 4 TIMES more popular than Mavericks

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The new OS is an open beta, the others were closed...this is probably the reason for the increased numbers of people trying it.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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If indeed you do need to be being investigated for terrorism or national security reasons for this law to apply, then surely he could appeal because hacking a police force is not a threat to national security and neither is it terrorism. Surely a successful appeal on these grounds. Plus can the prosecution really prove he hasn't forgotten it... surely an appeal to the European Court on that ground.

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Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

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“Prior to the patch, no one other than Context had exposed this vulnerability, most likely due to the complexity of the equipment and reverse engineering required.” - What utter rubbish, they basically got their arse handed to them, the only reason no one else got there first is because this is still a fairly niche technology and so most would be exploiters dont have any of the hardware to experiment with and it is not a big enough attack vector yet to make it worth a serious targeted attempt.

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Russian law will force citizens' personal data to be stored locally

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Re: Pointless for the Russians to use this to aid spying

Why would this not be something they could keep quiet? If you pass a law criminalising the release of the information, sure you can keep it quiet for a long time. There are not many company executives willing to go to prison for what is right.

The thing is, people do under estimate the power of these card processing companies, Russia has do buy a lot of things physical and service based from abroad and a lot of these payments will be card based. If the card companies refuse to accept this, and are told to leave Russia, they could just refuse to process any payments from Russian based institutions, severely hurting Russian business and causing a big pain in the arse for the Russian government when the larger of these businesses start to vocally complain.

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Haha, and if I was either of these two, I would say go on then, try and operate without us when we refuse to accept payments from any of your financial institutions abroad in response. You would soon see a back down there, it seems there is one thing Russia listens to, the stock market.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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What Lord Wasserman seems to have forgotten is that this "post-Snowdon" fallout is the public not wanting this type of surveillance, that's why ISP's do not feel inclined to choose to do this. So he seems to think the solution is to change the law so that they have to keep it? What about listening to the public they represent and just giving up on storing it. But I guess that would be too simple wouldn't it and wouldn't keep enough people in jobs.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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Hold on a minute, it was a university research dept. that actually did this investigation.... surely they know what is normal in carrying out such experiments and seeing as it was them overseeing said experiment, does the choice of consent or not as far as ethics go lie with them, not fb?

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

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Your talking nonsense, they don't have to say they removed it because the person said so, they have the legal right to say they removed it because on a whim they just fancied doing so. There is no legal right of anything to be indexed by google, it is googles choice.

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Amazon snubs FTC: We'll see you in court over kids' in-app cash blowouts

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I think Amazon will probably win this one, if they warned parents using noticed and warned users they must have the credit card owners permission and as android does have, put in place mitigation features if chosen to be used. There really is no way they broke the law, regardless of whether people like it or not. I think once the case is over Apple will be wondering why it agreed to anything.

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Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job

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Seeing as this guy works in cloud services, I think it would entirely unreasonable to enforce this. There are only a few companies who offer services relevant to his experience, so what is he supposed to do? Stay at Amazon forever or go without a job. These types of thing used to make sense for general management because there was no requirement to work in the same sector, when your experience is so narrow in a field then such terms in contracts effectively prevent your leaving in reality and should be ruled unlawful.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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Given this precedent isn't it about time I filed court papers demanding Microsoft hand over all IP related to the Windows Operating system? Given that it is this piece of software the malware is actually operating on and exploiting and Microsoft has consistently been unable or unwilling to prevent it, they should be held negligent and someone else put in control of their software.

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Facebook dumps AWS, moves Instagram's images to own bit barns

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Please re read the article and then realise WTF actually applies to your comment, not the article. Seeing as you just interjected and then agreed with what the author said.

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

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You just explained exactly why Google deserves to make so much of the money...none of that stuff is easy and they can't do it themselves.

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YouTube in shock indie music nuke: We all feel a little less worthy today

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Re: Indie Site?

Google pretty much never exercise their patents, apart from to fight off other patent attacks, so it would be worth a try.

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If Google remembers whom it has forgotten, has it complied with the ECJ judgment?

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Personally I think this is good, there will be far too many people wanting to hide things they should not have done and the public have a right to know about. To be honest, if you don't want stupid things about yourself on record, don't do stupid things. If you go bankrupt or lose your business, this happened, it shouldn't be erased from history. So I fully support google in being open about what requests it received and fighting against this ruling at every possible avenue, especially sticking to the exact wording of the law and not the spirit.

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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Re: Security

If you do indeed use DNS to connect to the chat server, are far more sensible method would be the chat server being sat inside a VPC and connecting to it directly on a private IP.

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D-Wave disputes benchmark study showing sluggish quantum computer

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So, seems to me everyone who buys one sees their benefits but a group of scientists who didn't have to justify the business case for buying it don't think its fast? I know who I believe, and frankly that is the people who laid their jobs on the line recommending the purchase of the machines and use them in real world situations, not a fake lab test that no one will ever run on the system ever.

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EE in giant VoLTE-face as it tries voice calls over Wi-Fi... again

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Re: No roaming because of 999/112

Because once it reaches EE servers it is treated as a local voice call, so when you ring 112 in say spain, you probably want the spanish emergency services, as they are clearly more local to provide help than getting through to the British emergency services. They could however do what a previous poster said and detect if you were on a foreign wifi and rather than disallow the call, just route emergency over the normal phone call signal.

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They mean over the whole route of the call, if you use a service like Skype the call is always data, even on the recipient end. Using this service from EE it is data only until it reaches EE servers as is then sent as normal voice traffic over its network (unless of course someone your calling is doing the same thing as you)

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US spanks phone-jamming vendor with $34.9 MEEELLION fine

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And the likelihood of them paying the said fine....0%! If they are a Chinese company what exactly are they going to do to collect this money and in fact stop them selling the product to US customers on the internet?

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Canada to Google: You can't have your borderless cake and eat it too

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To people who down vote, either you have not read the article correctly and so you think this only relates to Google Canada (and it does not, the judge specifically says worldwide search on other domains) or you somehow believe contradicting laws from each country in the world can somehow magically coexist and all be applied at the same time to a company?

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And yet their point about one law in one country possibly contravening another in another jurisdiction is quite true and could happen, the judge has just chosen to sweep that under the carpet. What if another country, possibly where this company is based demands google unblock it because they doing something that is legal in that country? Is the Canadian Judge so big headed to think his judgement outweighs any others in the world?

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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As you say, there are only 3 that haven't been repealed, so don't you think that means there is good precedent for repealing them as becomes necessary? I would hardly say stating that a lot of repealing has gone on backs up your statement that the remaining 3 won't be. There was probably a good reason for the city of london being completely independent back then, now, not so much. Times do change.

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The city of london police should be abolished and merged into the Met, they have become far too corrupt and interested in only their agenda and those that take them out for dinner. I don't even particularly think they work to support the governments views, laws or the peoples views any longer.

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Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

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It will be impossible for any company to do, given the billions of pages indexed, if a sufficient number of people request things removed, to look into if it is them, decide upon those which have the same name but are not that person and remove only what is required would not be possible no matter how many people you employed, even forgetting the cost of employing them. Its a nonsense that seems ok on initial thought but hasn;t been properly considered, like most things the EU does.

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