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2737 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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I wonder if 'Bianca Beauchamp' will be a banned term

Enjoy.

Or not.

As you please while you yet have a choice ;o)

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Re: Public Servants Filtered?

They'll have the inverse filter.

Only kink and kiddie porn.

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The ISPs have rewired everything

Like every device in your house has a separate bloody internet connection from your ISP.

Further evidence that that utter twunt and dangerous jackass Cameron has fuck all clue what he's talking about.

Or is intentionally spouting lies and bullshit.

Or most likely BOTH

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Fixed it for you, David

the "corroding" influence of The British Government on the hearts and mind of young Britons

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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

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Re: An idea...

Or sign only for physical distribution and negotiate the digital distro with the endpoints themselves.

I'm sure management co's of the likes of Queen, Floyd, U2, Iron Maiden, etc could do that if it suited them.

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Re: Nearly Zero.

Aren't those rates set by the record co's though?

Spotify will pay the least it can as that's good business but it's incumbent on those licensing it to work in the interest of their artists. At least superficially.

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Ah but

is that possibly not more down to their publisher rather than the act itself, except in the cases of peole like Coldplay et al ?

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Middle America pulls up sagging pants menace, belts repeat offenders

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I still dont get it though

Why pretend you're dressing like a prison inmate who's advertising the availability of their arse for a bout of rough man-love in the laundry (or wherever's handy).

Or does it mean something so more subtle that's it's beyond the ken of folks who don't do it?

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Ubuntu forums breached, 1.8m passwords pinched

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@David W

I bet Lacroix hangs out in #Perl on Efnet (that's on IRC to the rest of us), cynically telling people who've already searched everywhere else to 'go RTFM you moron and stop wasting our time'.

When after all, #perl is a last bloody resort anyway for Perl clues because of the social dysfunctionals that inhabit it exhibiting precisely that dickhead behaviour.

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@AC & chums

I note we're still awaiting enlightenment from your vast IT experience(s) on what the replacement ultra-secure OS should be.

Well, you've had enough time to at least get to Wikipedia...

My money's on someone touretting 'MacOS' or 'BSD'. In which you've failed cos I said them first even though I'd use neither. So there.

Pints for everyone bar you.

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

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Big Brother

"put off calling government phone numbers altogether"

Does anyone ever wonder if that may be the point?

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Premier League boots footie-streaming site off Blighty's interwebs

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VPN

Meh.

Not that you'll every find me watching football anyway though I believe quite a lot of people do. Whether there's any demographic intersection between people who know what a VPN is and footballists is another matter, mind you.

All for starving greedy companies of revenue, all the same.

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ACLU warns of mass tracking of US drivers by government spycams

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ANPR

Glad the UK was able to share something back to the US

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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He missed a trick there

I have auto-sweep set up on my PP account ;o)

(At least that's how I remember having set it...)

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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"Operated within the law"

Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone...

Ahhhh politicians, they always want to EAT the cake as well....

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Ad man: Mozilla 'radicals' and 'extremists' want to wreck internet economy

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Or, alternatively

You could accept, with grateful humility, your good fortune to have sold this much snake oil already and give the yacht a polish.

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Botch Tuesday: Redmond frags video codec

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FAIL

You'd think, though

That they would test against software as well known as Camtasia or Premiere or Vegas Video, etc

Instead of Meejaplayer, or nothing.

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Is your Apple gadget made of human misery and eco-ruin?

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Re: ?

Quite possibly FotE not feeling relevant enough so generating some noise to remind people they exist, too

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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Re: Old News ......

IIIIIIII'M ASPARAGUS !!

I'M ASPARAGUS AND SO'S MY WIFE!

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Poor iPhone sales mean Verizon could owe Apple $14bn

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Also...

Verizon won't do it a second time. Nor will anyone else.

Footbullet for Apple sales.

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Re: Ahh the quaint old iPhone - that takes me back a few years

@Apple Cultist 7:10

Which is what people always say when they can't get/afford the best and/or latest or just realise they made a poor purchasing decision in the firs tplace

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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

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$20 Billion damages bond in escrow then

Just cos.

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Samsung asks for retrial on rubber-band

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Samsung might be doing a Google

And taking the effort to look one step further ahead than everyone else generally bothers to.

In which case they're just paying out the rope to apple.

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Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty

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Keep an eye out

For US transport planes with Snowden-shaped rendition cargo on those flight paths.

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US, UK watchdogs file legal moves to curb government surveillance

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Good luck with that.

I hope all the legal project documentation is being done on paper with lemon juice ink cos, you know, they'll be reading those emails for sure.

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HP storage: more possible backdoors

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Hmmm let me see...

If I made some software and put a back door into it, I think I'd go to prison or at least expect to be sued lots and lots by every single customer whose shit I'd intentionally compromised.

Unless that backdoor was for the NSA, presumably.

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US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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In other words, then

NSA still more unpopular than Snowden

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Credit card donations to WikiLeaks restored as Mastercard breaks ranks

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I'd like to think

That someone in mastercard grew a pair.

I suspect the truth is somewhat different and altogether less savoury, however.

Final pint of the day for everyone BUT the card processing companies and their bedfellows.

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Anti-PRISM Trojan explodes over Jay-Z fans

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Fabulous

Protest about data stealing by data stealing

Cocks.

Who the fuck is Jay Z anyway?

Friday, so pint for all, even Appleists (as it's free)

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Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

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Asshat

I do enjoy the irony of how he's "protecting the USA" by essentially embodying pretty much everything the rest of the world (and a good number of US folk) looks down on it for.

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Re: I wonder....

*CLICKETY*

More than he did 30 secs ago...

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Re: That guy

I'd have thought any competent hacker would just use metasploit to see if they actually even _needed_ to bother scripting anything cunning in anything other than PHP. Much as I love PHP for getting webdev stuff done I can't imagine it being the weapon of choice for a hardcore hacker. Not that I can be arsed to hack anything anyway unless someone's asked me to do a security audit cos they're too cheap to hire someone who knows that shit inside out and lives/breathes it.

LOL @ Neighbourhood spastic.

#JesterTheSpastic

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Alien

He reminds me of

Those lone 'survivalist' gun nuts with their own corrugated metal bunkers and crazy alien abduction paranoias

But in an internetty kind of way. He maybe even has PTSD of some form, too, to help his eyes swivel better.

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Report: IPCom gets rich off Deutsche Telekom patent payment

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Re: What nationality is IPCom again?

Ahh that's what I was thinking of ;o)

My bad!

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Re: WTF?

If any 'thingy' is covered anywhere in the world under FRAND then litigants should be compelled to sue under the terms of FRAND or, if not signed up to it then they can't sue until they are.

This is just obvious exploitation of a loophole by maniacally cackling greed-obsessed charlatans.

I hope they, their offspring and their reproductive pool all contract fucking Ebola and die horrifically. Preferably on YouTube so we can have a good giggle.

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What nationality is IPCom again?

Oh yeah. Ameritrollican.

I'm sure companies from other countries must do this racketeering but to be honest I can't think of any.

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Boston U claims LED patent, files against tech giants

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Meh

Hahahahahahaha!

America.

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Vulcan? Not on our tiny balls. Pluto moons named Kerberos, Styx

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The needs of the Few

If you need that explaining then tough

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Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

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Re: Obama says US won't scramble jets or twist arms for Snowden

Or perhaps "Obama is an utter fucking liar"

Which statement is easier to believe?

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MagicPlay creator crafts Raspberry Pi demo

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Re: The Raspberry Pi's OS is Linux.

RiscOS !!!!!

:oD

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Re: RTFM...

I took the OP to mean recompiling ARM vs x86/whatever to run on non-Pi rather than thinking the Pi isn't Linux... maybe not ;o)

I mean everyone knows the Pi is (primarily) Linux, right..?

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I wondered if that were the same DVDJon. Good man, still busy with stuff!

As for a Linux version, if you can get the sources of the Pi packages surely you can compile them onto any *nix pretty much ? I'd assume the player side treats the Pi as a media Renderer (or the Pi treats the Android app as one).

Either way XBMC should help you there, esp with the excellent YATSE android remote control app.

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El Reg encounters mObi: R2-D2 for retailers

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Re: Now all we need

150ft tall with missile launchers and gauss rifles a la Mechwarrior (I wish they'd make a new one...)

Where's your ambition sigh

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'Weev' appeals AT&T iPad hack conviction

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"publicly available on the net"

Doesn't sound like a hack to me.

Moreover it sounds like AT&T were the ones responsible for distributing them.

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Facebook's Winklevoss Bros file to launch Bitcoin Trust for investors

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"free of politics"

Good luck keeping it that way

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Google 'disappoints' US congressman over Glass privacy controls

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"could change societal norms"

Yep, coppers being videoed beating people up could increase, politicians caught pinching cute women's backsides, accidental egress from a whorehouse, etc

God forbid the public might be able to record as much behaviour as Us without Us being able to get to it first and destroy it, must get ahead of the curve and legislate in Our own favour.

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'The Apprentice' is a load of old codswallop, says biz prof

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Re: This ain't academia.

I would submit that the amount of backstabbing and bastardness is directly proportional to the greed & avarice of those involved.

So is a good indicator of who to distrust in the first place as you attempt to weave your way through life as comfortably as you're able with the minimum of outright bullshit.

Black helicopter cos a good conspiracy theory will always deflect attention from what shitty behaviour you're really up to

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France sets antitrust watchdog loose on Apple, raids premises

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Re: Come hir, you noti, littel Appeul

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!

'ave yew a leesaanse feur de minkey ?

And so forth

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PRISM leaks: WTF, you don't spy on your friends, splutters EU

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Euro countries "should look first"

And be suitably smug that none of _their_ employees feel they're doing something so out of order against their own populations that it needs a good leaking.

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Facebook restricts ads running next to dodgy posts

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DDOS their revenue

Maybe.. just maybe

e.g. pornhub.com/contactus (I bet it doesn't even have to be a valid url, either, esp when "automated")

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