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* Posts by g e

2656 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Got a website? Pay attention, Cookie Law will come

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perhaps a UX like this might work?

is session active?

yes --- continue as normal

no --- redirect below

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Ask user if they want a cookie

yes -- continue as normal

no -- redirect below

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Present info to user that they are not allowed to continue using your wesbite as it needs a cookie setting which they have refused. Present a form inviting them to vent their spleen at beaurocracy@eu.gov.

Just need to get an email addy out of the beauro's that people can vent to...

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So does that mean -

That Google analytics code will have to pop up cookies on your behalf?

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

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Trollface

Cos

Since the USA took the opportunity to fuck us with a 'special relationship' as wages when we *hired* them for WWII they've been sticking it to us financially ever since.

Hence it's probably 'extradite or lose this investment in the UK' which is the usual tune they play.

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Yeah maybe

BUT STILL IN THE COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ONLY

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Seconded

RIGHT OFF

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Meerkats face financial regulation

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Which is why

I put an old YAC number which goes only to voicemail as my contact no.

Surprisignly I never get any emails recordings from it. Shame. Not.

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Woman puts shout-out for hitman on Facebook

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Facepalm

What a pair of utter morons

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That is all.

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HTC U-turns over Desire Android 2.3 update

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Bonus.

I bought my Desire HD for the spec at the time. An update is bonus++ as far as I'm concerned!

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Go Daddy sued over email alerts

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more prior art

I have shareit automated payment reports in my inbox from 1999 and I'm damned sure they were doing it in 1998, too...

In fact I almost certainly have domain renewal reminders from before then too. In fact most of the world must have.

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Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade

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Holmes

That's because

The starving people die and the landwhales just place a burden on the health sector that sustains their lumpen lives.

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Google Instant Pages: Search sites rendered before you click

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Errrrrm

This sounds like it's going to muller some folks' site stats...?

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World's biggest ad agency keelhauls 2000 'pirate' sites

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Holmes

Follow the money

If they or their clients were making money from those ads they'd not pull them.

Most visitors to those sites likely have AdBlock+ installed so the ads never get viewed/served. They're just spinning it as an anti-piracy move when in reality they're cutting deadwood.

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No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

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Not fussed

My Desire HD is a great phone. I bought it because of the spec at the time, not for some mythical upgrade it might one day receive.

An upgrade to Gbread might have been nice but it certainly doesn't ruin the device for me by any stretch of the imagination.

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Creationists are infiltrating US geology circles

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Floods

Ah but wasn't there a huuuuuuuge thing of water towards the end of the ice age when that Canadian glacier thingy bust loose?

There are some watery incidents in the dim past of mankind upon which I'm quite happy to believe some very backwards & superstitious ancient humans would attribute to a deity cos of their sheer magnitude.

Do remember though, these are still the ramblings/race memories and interpretations of an extremely primitive civilisation all the same.

Exactly the same primitive civilisations that thought Gods and stuff lived in the sky.

Oh. Hang on....

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Blame transferance

When you can't sue to defer blame for your own shortcomings why, it must be a deity....

Is just a mental crutch for a shedload of people who don't want to think they might be responsible for their own lives and issues.

God's Will my arse. It's your own damned failure to try & take charge of your own miserable existence.

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FAIL

Carbon dating proven to be a con

etc etc

Agree with hammarbtyp, believe what you like but benefitting from the 'discoveries' of heretics makes you a hypocrite.

No immunisation, life-saving surgery, or strong cheese for you, m'laddo.

If humanity was all wiped out 'cept for Noah's bunch and some cute goats & camels & so on then can someone 'Of Faith' remind us how African, India, Asian, American Indian, Samoan, etc, etc people came about from this remarkably tightly defined gene pool. In just 10,000 years (400 generations)... ? With nobody noticing ?

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Anonymous vows to attack Federal Reserve

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Childcatcher

Personally...

I prefer to try & discern The Rules of The Game and use The Rules to improve the lot of myself and nearest/dearest. It's kinda like a Getting Ahead Challenge thing.

But you're not wrong.

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Big Brother

Actually yes

They did do an astonishing job and they achieved many of their goals.

You're making the understandable mistake of thinking their interests coincide with yours/ours.

Goldman Sachs, Citibank, etc being prime examples.

Another example (more of a pattern actually).. US 'business' invests heavily in poorer country (Taiwan, Korea, etc, etc). Country's economy goes titsup. IMF steps in and gives country money. Money given pays the businesses (USA) debts. Country collapses. USA gets richer by effectively loan-sharking a poorer country. Which is now utterly in hock the The West.

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LulzSec hacks US Senate

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So if an American hacker hacks US.gov....

>snip<

'bout time they had theirselfs another civil war, YEEHAAA!

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Site appeals feds' unprecedented domain seizure

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In a terse response, the Whitehouse replied

We're the USA.

Fuck you.

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Dam Busters dog dubbed 'Digger'

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I heard that

Barnes Wallace is the be renamed Brian Goldberg in the movie...

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Microsoft squeaks on Google Nortel sale

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I should think

that it would be incumbent on the Nortel purchaser to honour existing licensing agreements...

Otherwise I could buy MS tomorrow (in theory) and immediately invalidate everyone's Windows/Office licenses and demand more payment.

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Royston's ANPR surveillo-plan goes to ICO

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Justification?

"Crime Prevention"

which translates to 'We're the Police, fuck off'

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Stop

the force would not encourage the publication of the locations

HEY PLOD

NOTHING TO HIDE. NOTHING TO FEAR.

Right? Eat your own damned dogfood you power-crazed lunatics.

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FAIL

Utter Cobblers

Two hits on one number plate on cameras 500 yards apart timed at 10 seconds...

Speeding ticket.

DUH

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HTC Flyer 7in Android tablet

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FAIL

Hate to put a smirk on crapple's face but

This is way too dear.

Was waiting to see the price of these as I was definitely going to check one out. I do know for a fact, though, that I won't be spending that kind of money on a tablet device. My Desire HD does enough of what that does and I already have it, thanks.

So no, HTC, I will definitely not even be checking a Flyer out now I know the pricing. Fail.

(And no, Apple, you don't make anything I want, either, so stop smirking at the back there)

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US senators draw a bead on Bitcoin

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Big Brother

Govs will love it when....

They are able to trace financial transactions at will as they do with banks.

That is the only reason Govs don't like it, because it takes transactions into the dark from their point of view. Remember cash is 'suspicious' if you're carrying enough of it but if you have the same amount in a bank account the gov can trace it's not an issue.

If you're doing something with money the gov cannot track then you are behaving suspiciously by default. Privacy itself is pretty much 'suspicious activity'.

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Facebook quietly switches on facial recognition tech by default

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FAIL

So presumably, based on that

I could take a photo of, say 50 people, and it'd identify them for me by suggesting tags?

Or do they have to be in my fiends (sic) list?

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Attorney General threatens Twitter injunction-busters

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Big Brother

Do you think

David Cameron has been shagging Hazel Blears?

Gosh. If that turns out to be true and there's a soopah poopah injunction I'm not allowed to know exists I could be in hot water!

Thank god our government keeps us from knowing what we need to know to avoid talking about what we're not allowed to talk about.

Giggs, if you're reading this, remember a super injunction doesn't make you NOT a twat, k?

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Brit censor stamps on The Human Centipede

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And Hostel / Hostel2

Nuff said?

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Syria shuts off interwebs

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Devil

That slithery sound

Is the sound of the CIA rubbing its hands with glee as they finally start to reap the payoff of 50 years' hard work destabilising the Middle East to bring as much of that oil as possible under USA (not even Western) control...

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Sandi Toksvig puts the 'n' into cuts - on the Beeb

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Joke

Poor old Colin

I feel so sorry for him.

He obviously found it quite Harrowing....

Ok. Coat got.

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Apple strikes back with update blocking new scareware

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install.pkg

Presumably a lot of pkg files are called that?

Instant installer DOS attack?

Hope they're checking filesizes as well. If not then hey, you can have this advice-101 for free, Apple.

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Brit rubbish-dump worms in space station science triumph

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Trollface

Give it to the Americans for free

Like we usually do.

God forbid we should hold onto any handy inventions/discoveries and make a few bob from them.

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Apple nemesis sues iOS, Mac, and Android devs

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Imagine the bill

If it turns out Apple screwed up...

Quel dommage.

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Germany’s rights-holders hit freetards hard

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It'll run and run

until it's less profitable to keep doing it (and lobbying) instead of changing business model

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Apple sues teenager for white iPhone conversion kits

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Gimp

Why?

It would seem to have been a genuine Apple part purchased in good faith from the actual manufacturer. I can buy genuine ASUS spares from Europe and ASUS don't sue me.

Still, yet another reason not to want anything made by apple, as if I need it.

Fuck Apple.

Fanboi cos the gimp loves a good bending over.

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Bloke drives with knees while manipulating two mobes

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FAIL

Sounds like Tony

An old boss from several years ago. Seriously.

Glad he got nicked, that's NO way to drive. The friggin' PHONES are sposed to be handsfree, not the fecking CAR.

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McKinnon's mum applauds Obama extradition stance

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Which would be OK

If the UK legal system weren't in the hands of the USA legal system...

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Twitter vs Beeb in superinjunction nark shindy

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Ryan Giggs

meet Barbara Streisand and her highly effective effect.

you naive, meaningless twat.

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New Mac scareware variant installs without password

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Security through obscurity

Given the degree of obscurity Apple obsesses with...

Hark! What's that?

It's the sound of a million unpatched Apple devices spamming you

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Rapture postponed as world inexplicably fails to end

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Now why....

... aren't the other religions who DON'T have have any amageddon planned last Saturday take this as irrefutable proof that THEY are correct and proof that Christianity is crazyfoojibberjabber

They're missing a big marketing opportunity imho

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For sure

It's people like this that mean we ended up with safety labels saying 'WARNING: SHARP!' on knives and 'MAY CONTAIN NUTS' on bags of errr.. nuts

Remove the obvious safety warnings and let Darwin resume his course.

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Mumsnet founder: Our members are 'very keen' on PORN ...

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Flame

Dear mumsnet

Why don't you hire some application developers to create a mumsnetguard tool to install on windows/linux/mac machines so that it can filter according to mumsnet rules and protect the pc user (from themselves, presumably).

Or, you could pay a hardware company to develop custom mumsnet firmware for their adsl router that has a mumsnetguard option built in and enabled by default, thus protecting the whole network at connection source.

Or, just maybe, you already looked into all this and shat yourselves when you saw how much it would cost and decided it was far cheaper and there was more media inches to be gleaned from whinging like a bunch of ineffectual attention-seeking bastards who want to delegate all responsibility for parenting away from actual parents.

So, in summary....

GET A CLUE OR FUCK OFF

Tards.

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Hack attacks on US could spark military action

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Stop

international computer security standards

That allow the united states of americaland access to all your (and your citizens') data without recourse to anything less sympathetic than a cruise missile.

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In-app payment patent scattergun fired at small devs

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Ah but...

Surely Apple must now allow apps developers to let users link out to webpages to take payment outside the app, hence missing out on their 30% tithe or risk losing apps in the US, etc.

I should think that possibilty might make them raise an eyebrow given how fanatical they are about owning the revenue chain.

I'd issue an update to my app which made it a demo version and a bought version, separating the two then claim no US customers. Wouldn't burden of proof lie with the plaintiff?

Or, just stuff the USA and do the rest-of-the-world instead

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Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

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Ah the body

Would that be the one nobody else saw which was allegedly dumped at sea so nobody else CAN see it?

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Perhaps my 6-month estimate was wrong

At this rate they'll be claiming they found irrefutable proof that he masterminded 9-11 in about 8 weeks...

As long as everyone remembers we only have USA's word for anything that's said, indeed pretty much everything that's ever been said about OBL... Has he ever been proven to actually exist AND be who he's purported to be.

Surprisingly easy to distrust everything a government tells you, especially these days.

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Police ordered to disclose ANPR camera sites

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Yeah. Terrorists. Right

*yawn*

Cos the foremost thing on a terrorist's mind is using valid and correct plates for the car he/she is driving, right?

God/Yaweh/Allah/etc forbid they should nick someone else's plates to help cover their tracks whil plotting mass-insert-the-latest-fashionable-fear-thing-here.

UK Police really do think they're secret agents or something.

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Ten... fantasy gadgets you wish you owned

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WTF?

Great googly moogly!

You want a Bill n Ted timebooth over a TARDIS!!!

Priorites gentlefolk, PLEASE!

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