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Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search

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Big Brother

> As part of its deal with Mozilla, however, [Yahoo!] says it will now recognize Do Not Track again but only for Firefox users.

Okay, when you need a “burner” email ac­coun­t [1] - choose Yahoo using Firefox and that should be marginally safer.

[1] http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2014/11/14/Being-Secret

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NetApp cyclists part from storage firm... go to Bora Bora

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Re: NetApp did actually ride the 2014 Tour de France

http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/team_palm.asp?year=2014&teamcode=TNE&podium=1

shows:

Victories 5

Seconds 10

Thirds 14

Doping incident 0

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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FAIL

No soup dragon then?

simulation video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G512fvK9KXA&t=1m19s

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Some script kiddies weren't born when this bug began life.

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Are open Wi-Fi network bods liable for users' copyright badness?

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Pint

Re: Please don't fuck this up

> At the moment, the only safe public WiFi that I can use is in McDonalds (here in France).

Obligatory culture reference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLtwFugudZE&t=0m58s

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Italian appeal court clears seismologists of manslaughter

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Don't you just love the Occam's Eraser that is the Italian justice system.

Not.

Even the judges are ignorant of what Karl Popper told them.

Not only that, they take years to delay decisions so their lawyer mates

can rake it in. Banana justice banana ...

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We must SMASH the Democratic Deadlock with MINDFUL EVIDENCE

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FAIL

Re: Spoiler alert

oops auto FAIL!

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FAIL

Wrong it was Philip Larkin not Sir John Betjeman

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178055

This be the Verse

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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'UNLOCKED tailbooms' going through SOUND BARRIER

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Feathers

Flight

Icarus

WH Auden

In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away

Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may

Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,

But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone

As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green

Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen

Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,

had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Joke

Re: What is "the Windows client"?

Duh

It's the guy looking thru it to see something better

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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10 in roman numbers is XP with the P extracted

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Let's not compare Apples and Orange

The latter's Watch is already a Clockword Orange

Boom boom.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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iPlayer from overseas - harder

Since Jan/Feb BBC iPlayer has black listed known TOR exit nodes in the UK - so you can't watch Dr Who from overseas using TOR (not TOR friendly anyways).

But it shows how they've smartened/tighten up.

Some paid Proxy service/VPNs are blocked too - I've heard.

Bear Tunnel worked for me though last week.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: The other trick that stumps all hackers

if your not a member of the magic circle - pls do say how...

Edit: oh I see:

http://www.upsidedowntext.com/

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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IT Angle

Anyone know are the change tracking features in ODF and DOCX compatible?

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Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico

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Re: Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit - Esa

Conspiracy theorists

ready steady go....

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Elephant in the room: browsers on smart phones.

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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Re: This is silly.

Agreed

I think MalwareBytes has been looking into hidden register values for years.

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Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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Executive Order 12333

that;s my new password

thanks Ron

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

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Joke

Ruthless cutting

Bezos still has one more efficiency move to play though:

Chop off one mammary gland.

Like the mythical Amazon women.

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Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

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Normally these weird poorly explained outages

are due to installation of NSA friendly backdoors.

But why would they be interested in what we are

watching listening to?

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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

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Reg wrote: "an update to Firefox 31"

the update is, in fact Firefox 31

I believe

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UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

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Edit the sentence:

Quote:

[PDF/A or HTML are now the standard “for viewing government” while ODF is now expected “for sharing or collaborating on government documents.”]

How about the word editing in place of the touchy feel "sharing or collaborating " ?

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UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

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Thumb Down

If that's democracy then I'm a banana.

(where's the banana icon?)

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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Edwrad Snowden

-> decrypt ->

Edward Snowden

(typo)

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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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Time to close that FB place down.

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Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

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Joke

OCR - aren't they just photocopy of some other organisation?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Coffee/keyboard

Perhaps the Garbage Collector could be run on this topic - could save a lot of angst, and free up some memory - probably

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Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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Facepalm

jwz

Marc Andreessen chips in now.

but jwz (another Netscape founder) was on topic a year ago!

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2013/06/edward-snowden/

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Unhappy

D irty

R at

M ozilla

?

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Thanks for nothing, Apple, say forensic security chaps

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but surely much of your data will still be up there on the Apple cloud - to be rifled there - no?

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JavaScript guru slots into Mozilla CTO seat left empty by anti-gay marriage ex-boss

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meanwhile elsewhere on the web

I encourage all Mozillians to keep going. Firefox OS is even more daunting, and more important. Thanks indeed to all who have supported me, and to all my colleagues over the years, at Mozilla, in standards bodies, and at conferences around the world. I will be less visible online, but still around.

/be

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Got Windows 8.1 Update yet? Get ready for YET ANOTHER ONE – rumor

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IMHO MS should extend the tile interface into a full jigsaw metaphor - only when you solve the jigsaw do you get to go to work - fun for all the family

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Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from … NOW!

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It is a panic if (for no reason of your own) your update repeatedly fails - as it did for us:

MS admits the problem here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_install/kb2919355-windows-81-update-fails-800f0092-and/4d4d23a3-695a-4bd4-b340-d2ce9c75919d?rtAction=1397851607789#ThreadAnswers

For me the fix in that thead eventually worked

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Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties

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Vintage, antique - going for a song, not.

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NSA denies it knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS

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Mushroom

sort these three words in order:

FAN SH*T HITS

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Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug

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Brenda McViking tapped out:

Well at least I won't have to change my reg password - as it doesnt even bother with https to protect the login >_<

That probably coz most of the time we commentards at the Reg write such nonsense - no hacker could make sense of it.

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Meh

It's a shame Chrome can delete it CEO like Firefox can.

Don't be Evil → Don't be greedy

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Siri set to rival Windows beauty Cortana after Apple eats Novauris

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Meanwhile in other news:

Larry Page admits speech-recognition is not very good right now

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/03/googles-larry-page-admits-speech-recognition-is-not-very-good-right-now/#null

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

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Thumb Up

To the man who signs off as \be

J A V A S C R I P T

needs you

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Microsoft in 1-year Windows XP survival deal with UK govt

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Coffee/keyboard

Are you gonna try an' make this work <-- your sub-heading

You don't have to take this cr*p

You don't have to sit back and relax

[...]

Lights go out - walls come tumbling down!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5HfOipwvts&t=0m20s

...

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Don't look at Maria's SQL, look at MY SQL, pleads Oracle

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mySQL ?

TheirSQL more like it

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MPs attack BT's 'monopolistic' grip on gov-subsidised £1.2bn rural broadband rollout

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> Local authorities are still contractually prevented from sharing information

BT = mafia UK

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'I will not work with Facebook... they seem creepy to me'

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Political correction anybody?

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FINALLY Microsoft releases Office for iPad – but wait there's a CATCH

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Joke

Touch Orifice

Something unappealing about putting your middle finger on to Microsoft Orifice

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The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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IrfanView

processExplorer

AdvanceIPScanner

Recuva

Speedfan

SpywareBlaster

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Bruce Schneier sneers at IBM's NSA denials

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Meh

I think it is plausible that Bruce S could deny that he sneered at IBM.

I think he was forceful but diplomat.

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JavaScript mastermind Brendan Eich leaps into the Mozilla CEO seat

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Scotland?

Brendan Eich, "Taking Both the High and Low Roads" not just figuratively

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZqhRICne_M

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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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IT Angle

ElReg writes:

Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and Office for Mac 2011 are vulnerable, according to Redmond. Microsoft Office Web Apps, Automation Services on SharePoint Server 2010 and 20103, and Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 when using Word as the email viewer, are also affected.

Legacy code or what!

Their latest Web Apps replicate a bug of Word 2003???

Code review any one?

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

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Re: Google

or Startpage

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