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Google top brass (and Zuck) hit Google+ privacy button

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FAIL

Unbelievably I did read the article, and the comments

And I totally understand that having your profile deleted doesn't mean your Email etc gets deleted.

Yet it seems clear that google+ requires a profile to work and that said profile has to be public, hence my sarcasm.

In case that's too hard for you to understand, I'm pointing out the blatant hypocrisy.of requiring users google+ profiles be public under the pain of deletion while Google top brass sets theirs to private, YFM.

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I'm confused

Wasn't it just days ago they said that private profiles would be deleted?

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Cleaning up the Bitcoin act

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Big Brother

Couple* of thoughts

Don't trade with existing currencies, let it grow at it's own pace and you can forget about currency speculators who are IMHO complete bottom feeders.

Short selling is and will always be a crock of shit.

You need a bank, somewhere secure to store coins which can handle reversible transactions to prevent fraud/theft, yet issue coins for anonymous transfers if required. Home computers are a stupid place to store untraceable currency.

* modern interpretation of a 'couple' essentially meaning a random number, although staff in fast food resurants will interpret a request for 'a couple of sugars' as a 'handful'.

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Entering a storage jail

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It's easier than that

Just drag the track(s) from iTunes onto your email program to create a blank message with the files attached.

Makes you wonder if the author has actually installed iTunes, or bought any music from Apple or Amazon.

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Oracle wants seal busted on HP's Itanium suit

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Given that Oracle now employ HP's ex CEO

And Larry & Mark have been buds for some time, I'd say it's a fair bet that Itanium is getting dumped as alleged, that HP have documents to that effect, and that Oracle sees no downside in prematurely killing off a hardware partner now they have their own hardware to shift.

I would guess HP will attempt to tie all this up in court for a few years while they migrate their platform, doubt that will work out well for them though.

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Moles say Mac OS X Lion to bound in next week

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POS materials

Is all iPads in web kiosk mode, so I'd imagine it will take a blink of an eye to update.

Shipping, installing and drugging the promotional lion cubs that will be wandering about the store on launch day is likely to be a bigger deal.

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Google: Go public on Profiles or we'll delete you

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That's exacty what they want you to do

As far as they're concerned youre basically deadweight, sucking the bandwidth and cycles away from normal users that don't run adblock, have nice easy to target profiles and click on the money links every now and again.

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Bug-Byte Manic Miner

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Loading screen made me grin

The first few arrrgh-peeps, building anticipation for the game code's audio assault. Think I'm going to have to rip that for an alarm sound.

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Behind Microsoft's $15 Samsung Android royalty claim

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Poker

You don't get to see the cards for free.

Reprehensible? Yeah, but they'd be fools not to.

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Coder cracks iPad 2 jailbreak block

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Seems a waste

I get that there's something of a race to be the first to crack it but IOS5 is round the corner, most users are going to want to upgrade to that and it's hard to imagine Apple isn't going to plug an exploit that gives a website root access just by visiting. Should have saved this till after the update.

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Ofcom maps state of UK broadband

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Re: This amuses/depresses me

"My provider (Talk Talk) fails"

QFT

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Popular FTP package download tarball poisoned

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Hypothetically speaking

If say you had (by fair means or foul), root access to a popular FTP server, and you noticed from the logs that a lot of interesting users were using outdated versions of vsftpd, and you had a way of notifying those users to update, in the welcome message for example, then a headless hack like this takes on a whole new aspect.

Simply assuming that someone would go to all the trouble of poisoning a source depository just for the lols is a bit unimaginative.

I would be looking for the FTP servers that respond with :) in their handshakes personally, that might give us a clue as to what's going on.

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Boffins fix dead satellite using 'dirty hack' in space

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Coat

SAMBA cluster fucked

Power cycle hack makes it all better.

#alt heading

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'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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@a bit confused about resume

They already do hibernate, including support for power outage, resume is more akin to the firefox feature which reopens all your tabs when you relaunch it but it's system wide and works across reboots.

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Apple’s long divorce from Samsung near final

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There's more than just a CPU in a iPhone

I suspect Samsung makes quite a bit more selling NAND flash to Apple than they do knocking out ARM chips.

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Travelodge still doesn't know who hacked it

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OMG we've been haxxord!!1!

Funny how after years of denials, all of a sudden it's ok to admit you've been hacked, it's the new dog ate my homework excuse for corporate incompetence.

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Apple Snow Leopard update sets stage for Lion

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Yes, keep doing that

When it no longer boots because the filesystem is corrupt someone like me can charge you for fixing it :)

The time out is a safeguard, it's designed to allow you to intervene if an app can't quit, maybe because there are unsaved changes but in my experience it's usually because 10+ apps are all trying to quit at the same time and the disk can't respond quickly enough.

Quit apps manually (cmd+tab+q, q, q etc), or get a faster disk (like an SSD), or be prepared for when it inevitably fails from the forced power outages.

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DRM-free music dream haunts Apple's app-store lock-in

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Notice the author

It's basically the same as all his other articles which amount to "why isn't everything open source and free already?"

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WTF?

AAC

Is mp4, it's exactly as proprietary as mp3 and not surprisingly, owned by the same company.

There are very few devices that can't play mp4, it's baked into most hardware decoding chips.

Just a heads up in case you weren't aware.

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Apple's next iPhone planned for September, says report

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You don't need a crystal ball

To predict the next iPhone will have better cameras and the CPU from the iPad, that's exactly what they did last year.

A new case design, perhaps with a different antenna layout? That would be unexpected Easy NFC payments would be cool, Bigger edge to edge screen?

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Got a website? Pay attention, Cookie Law will come

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This is of course, utterly daft

We already had that, back in the early days of the web it was common to see sites pop up alerts asking for permission, it was terrible UX and broke functionality when users clicked no.

Perhaps the EU should mandate marquue's and flashing text be mandatory on every page to complete this trip down memory lane?

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Video vigilantes in trouble again

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Jebus

That looks an awfully lot like me, I'll have to show that to the missis later.

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

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Frozen Thames

If the price of pointing and laughing at GW advocates is that my twilight years are so cold the bloody Thames freezes over then it's not worth it.

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Breaking wave 'big as the USA' spied on Sun's surface

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28G

Means our surfer will weigh in at about 4.5 Mini coopers, quite the handicap for even the most adept of plasma surfers.

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Russian computer programmer buries himself alive

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Awkward phone call

Hello, is that the police? I've just discovered that the friend I buried alive last night is dead.

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Mac trojan evades Apple's brand new security fix

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Easier said than done

Despite the noise this is a very basic trojan, it doesn't do anything really clever, just relies upon the Safari default "Open safe files after downloading" (this was always asking for trouble), to install an app into the apps folder and add it to the users login items, It throws dodgy porn urls at safari and asks for credit card details but basically it runs in userspace.

Shocking how well they've done for what it is though.

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Apple nemesis sues iOS, Mac, and Android devs

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Patent bundle

I'm pretty sure this particular patent was just filler in a bundle containing patents that Apple, Google etc actually did need to licence.

I'd imagine no one bothered looking at it too hard, easy to imagine it's not specifically mentioned in rights to app developers and that A&G viewed it as holed by prior art anyway, I doubt anyone except the holder saw this play for small devs.

I suspect Apple will buy one of these companies and throw their legal team at the issue before the patent trolls smell blood.

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Pentagon: Hack attacks can be act of war

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Can of worms

They are opening there, Still, at least we know the theme of the next bond movie, supervillan/dictator manipulates first world into pounding neighbouring country into stone age, ..., Profit etc

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Amazon opens online Macware store

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WTF?

Not really the same thing is it

I don't see licensing for x computers based upon AmazonID, or any sort of upgrade checking / notifications, or one click installs with no messing with serials etc.

This is just a webstore that you can download mac software from, is that a new thing? seems like there are hundreds of websites that have been doing that for ages.

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Apple iPhone 5 to sport CRT-style screen

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Has anyone mentioned

The nexus S yet?

Also, why can't I add the 'getting my coat' icon from the mobile site?

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Ricoh reveals paper-bright colour e-paper

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CMY

Seems so obvious given that the display is subtractive, without a Key (Black), layer though text is going to look a bit ropy.

Overall I'm impressed with this tech, hard to imagine just how interactive my kids future is going to be when this stuff is made into cereal boxes.

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Intel rewrites 'inadequate' roadmap, 'reinvents' PC

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Go

Good news everybody

Intel in a full on ARMs race can only be good for us punters, power sipping supercomputers all round BOGOF

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E Ink, Epson to build 'retina' display for e-book readers

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Misconception

300dpi is a common resolution for digital source images used for quality print, the screens of dots that are actually printed are usually at 200dpi, the increased dpi of the image is to reduce moiré effects.

The text, which is what you should be comparing an e-paper screen to, is usually rendered at 1200-2400dpi.

Here's some closeups for comparison: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=2722

Bear in mind that the resolution of the 'magazine' printing plate is usually well in excess of what most printing presses and papers can accurately reproduce.

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Facebook planking game claims its first victim

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We were all young once

Seems like a lot of blokes in these comments making the same bad joke who seem to have forgotten the many, many, retrospectively retarded exploits of their youth that could just have easily ended in similar, if less widely mocked tragedy.

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Glass aeroplanes and iPads on the way, say boffins

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John I'm only dancing

Don't know about the iPhone guts but there's a metalglass sim removal tool in each iPhone box, I only mention this because it's clear you will find this trivia mildly annoying and because it's unnervingly strong for a paperclip like object.

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Google floats monthly subscriptions to Chrome OS notebooks

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Interesting

How often does the hardware get replaced? What happens if it needs repair but it's a bit battered? Can you upgrade it yourself? Do they really think people are going to pay $28 a month for a *super* web browser? Where can I get some of what they're smoking?

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Ten... fantasy gadgets you wish you owned

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The Diamond Age

An Illustrated Primer seems on the cusp of doable, I'd like one for my son please.

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Do-Not-Track laws gain US momentum

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They can't make it opt in

Because that would pretty much break the internet overnight, given that most of it is paid for by advertising and that advertisers aren't going to pay anything like the current rates for untargetted adverts.

Opt out means most people won't and the web can limp on.

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Apple reportedly plans ARM shift for laptops

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Size and battery life

Two things Apple cares deeply about with regards to portable computers and in which ARM solutions beat x86 hands down.

So long as the ARM chip provides somewhere close to the performance of the ageing C2D chips in the Air line-up this is a bit of an obvious play, with the App store taking care of the relevant compiled binaries being delivered for differing architectures as others have argued.

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The Sandy Bridge Hackintosh

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Show Inspector

Hold down alt when you "Get Info"

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iPhone 5 set for shelves this September

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Back of fag packet calcs...

Indicate 3.8" is the maximum size they can go to with the current pixels and still qualify as the 300dpi they've pegged 'Retina' quality. (current screen is 326dpi).

Personally I think theyll go just big enough to remove the slim side bezel, throw in an A5 dual core, some more Ram, 8Mp for the cam, and maybe a new sensor, IR would be welcome.

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Got a buck to send M Night Shyamalan to film school?

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Ahh, the happening...

I almost walked out when Marky Mark, ambitiously cast as a science teacher, asks his class why the bees are disappearing. The students have a few stabs before Marky states "there's some things we'll just never know". EH? WTF! you're the science teacher FFS.

Sadly the wife insisted we stayed till the end.

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Plane or train? Tape or disk? Reg readers speak

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Fscking Tape

Glad to see the back of it and the printer ink priced cleaning tapes that our auto loader used to binge on.

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Apple's 'Do Not Track' feature goes on Safari

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Gave up on Firefox

Seemed like every time I wanted to quickly check something it always needed to install updates first.

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Fired-up eco-boffin gives it '180 per cent'

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Makes sense my arse.

If there are 100 sheep with a pregnancy rate of 181.3% how many sheep are pregnant?

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Apple 'orders 12 petabytes of storage' from EMC

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Are those real PB's?

The full 1024 TB, itself consisting of the full 1024 GB etc or are they helpfully rounded to 1000's like the disks Apple ships in their computers?

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SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket - WORLD'S BIGGEST

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Black Helicopters

^ This

You just know there's a hollowed out volcano lair on a 'MUSK Industries' private island.

Most blatant super-villian name ever.

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Apple plays cloud catch-up

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Half baked

Am I alone in thinking that apple isn't so much playing catchup, as not really interested? Mobile networks aren't mature or ubiquitous enough to provide a seamless user experience for a cloud OS unless you cache pretty much everything in advance, and if you're doing that anyway whats the point?

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Microsoft cofounder Allen unloads on Gates

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Someone was always ggoung to end up rich

Not a fan of MS, but rather the cash ended up with Bill, whose giving it away to good causes than Allen, who'd just buy a bigger boat.

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Man sentenced for breaching former employer's computers

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Meh

"joins a long list of disgruntled employees who sought revenge by breaching their employees' computer systems."

'Incompetent' works in place of disgruntled, using his own login from his home IP, probably goes a long way to explaining why they fired him in the first place.

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