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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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it's all good

but i'm led to believe we are all just falling in space, and things in orbit merely fall towards the other at a speed which the other object is moving away from it. perhaps we can just "fall" a ship to mars in the future.

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Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!

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just wondering...

...is it wrong to use a phone as a sex toy?

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Boffins fill a dome with 480 cameras for 3D motion capture

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i should think 480 cameras is daft. surely 6 would do it. let me see: one to the left, one to the right, one in front, one at the back, one underneath and one on top. did i miss one?

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Apple fanbois to talk at the iWatch, INSPECTOR GADGET style – report

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Boring...

Huh. Just like my Samsung gear then. Behind the times, apple. You been outside outshone, the Android release cycle sees you way behind the curve. That will never change. You were in the running yesterday.

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Missiles-on-rooftops Brit spy Farr: UK gov can slurp your Facebook, Twitter ... What of it?

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well i hope you choke to death slurping up all those ads. so now we learned that al qaida likes spam meat (counter espionage right there), barclays bank, pictures of cats, and always clicks links that says "...and then you'll never guess what happened next"

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ISIS: Iraq KILLS the INTERNET: VPNs, social media and chat apps blocked by government

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well i suppose they could always use gmail but that conversation view is sure to mess with their minds. i can imagine whole terror networks disappearing when someone accidentally deletes their last message only to find the entire conversation history went with it.

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

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Still won't make me buy windows 8

It's shit.

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

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Maven is my girlfriend

Full of holes.

I like to debugger.

Return

Goto Next

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Rich bitch sorority girls actually more likely to put out than low-class 'sluts': Study

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public Class Slut{}

My own study suggests I sleep with more of the poorer / average income set than the rich set probably because there are less rich than poor.

That said I'm sure that sleeping with me does not make them a slut, rich or poor. It's the rest of you who sleep with the same girls that makes them slots, apparently.

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BREACH! Spotify flings new app at all Android users

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Breach, my ass (Err - don't take that literally)

My analysis is that a user discovered that the old Spotify left unencrypted music around. I say this because I just ran out of space on my phone storage.

I installed the new Spotify and all of a sudden after I had downloaded the exact same playlist I have 6gb free!

So the breach is likely a breach of their obligations to have the music encrypted and to clean up a former bug that left this music on your phone. 6gb! I wondered where all my space had gone. Wow.

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New encryption key

Think I'll not upgrade for a while. Seems to me the affected user was probably the one that could decrypt the Spotify mp3s

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Speaking in Tech: 'I get told to wear makeup by other women'

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Trouble at the bottom

I've never managed to get a job in my local beauty waxing salon despite how hard I try.

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PEAK APPLE: Mystery upstart to hurl iLord from its throne 'by 2020'

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Apple

I believe their next product will be called the juice: skinless, cloudy with bits, no core, running at a cool 10 pips.

Quickly followed by the sauce range we will see Jamie Oliver running the company by 2021, a mere 1 year later than predicted by many.

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You'll hate Google's experimental Chrome UI, but so will phishers

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Since i scan every url i "might" click looking for malformed urls that take me to advertisers or phishing sites i think it's a good move. You can read more about the way i scan urls at

http://www-theregister.co.uk/readallaboutit/

i think.

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VMware hyper-converge means WE don't NEED no STEENKIN' OS...

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i think we should eventually virtualise the virtualised hardware and any device you plug into anything becomes virtually anything you want it to be.

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Volvo tries to KILL SHOPPING with to-your-car Roam Delivery

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it's not a bad idea. interesting to see if you eventually have UPS trucks following you waiting for you to stop. deploy oil slicks, activate wheel hub spikes, arm missiles. spy hunter.

but certainly many a restaurant is outside a shopping mall and if i know i'm heading out to the restuarant and won't be in for a delivery i don't mind them loading my car up with shopping while i eat. sounds rather convenient to me.

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Facebook pays $19bn for WhatsApp. Yep. $45 for YOUR phone book

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Great analysis, but flawed.

Facebook could get your number tomorrow and you would give it them, like you did with Google and Microsoft recently.

No. The real reason is that as in Asia where social networks spawn from chat apps and everyone uses them, so too if whatsapp where to come out of beta-like product status and be as good as the Asian apps it would also become your social network of choice from pure ease of use.

Of the 450mln users I'd bet they are all just a subset of Facebook users. That means Facebook would lose a huge number of existing customers to it.

So you aimed at the nail in your article, and then completely missed the head by going off tangent and thinking phone numbers was the real reason.

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Facebook gobbles WhatsApp for SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS

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Re: Maybe 15.55bln too much

Let me see. In China Whatsapp is not even downloadable and the weixin app everyone uses here is so so so much better than WhatsApp.

But let me think about that: yep, it's a messaging app, with video, text, icons, photos, find people, and social media. It's so simple it makes me no longer use facebook or even want to use it (not least because its banned here but well, by comparison this app is so simple and effortless).

So there it is: your messaging app out here works rather better than Facebook, and Facebook is now looking like bloatware to me. In Japan they use Lime, and Korea uses Kakaotalk, again with the social element that is effortless. So these little messaging apps have messaging and social networking built into them and no bloat. Facebooks redesign should not be to have messaging built into Facebook, but social media built onto messaging.

So that is what Facebook is afraid of. Trouble is, paying for the same customer base as they already have is kind of stupid. Much better investment to have bought up the asian apps customers who arent using facebook - and then "bring them home".

Silly zuckers if you ask me.

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Maybe 15.55bln too much

Just thinking out loud. I'd never pay for WhatsApp ever even though I recall they want 99c a year. I guess I'm included in that 450 million. Not only that but I already use Facebook and don't see WhatsApp as a replacement at all. In fact of all the communication apps I use it is the least featured and pretty naff. No one even uses it the side of the world I am on since there are by far better apps this side of the planet that make WhatsApp look like a beta.

So even if you got 99c from half the customer base who already use WhatsApp and Facebook anyway what the hell is being achieved here?

That values that half of the WhatsApp customer base at about 60 dollars each, or likely more than their entire life left at that price of 99c. Will you be using whatsapp when you are 70 80 or 90?

Someone is fucking stupid at Facebook.

That's all I can say. Sell your Facebook stock now since if this is the calibre of decision making in that organisation your investment is proper being pissed up the wall.

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Dropbox unblocked in China ... for now

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Living in china i've been using dropbox on and off over the last year anyway. I'd rather put my files in china where they actually tell you beforehand that they have the right to look at your shit than in the west where they tell you they don't, but then illegally do it anyway. I'm sick to death of government personnel being able to commit crimes and get away with it purely because the rest of the government who would be responsible for it don't investigate it - the cps - the police - whoever. The point is that here there is at least a pervading honesty about the government. It is well known what they do and don;t do and when they expect you to bend over and take one. In the west it's rape. Over here it's consent, and if i don't agree (as an expat) at least i can go home and get raped.

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MIT scientists craft a storage system fit for THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE

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Re: Oh dear

I think the nsa have an XSD schema they must all comply with.

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Vice squad cuffs vice chairman of Bitcoin Foundation in $1m money-laundering probe

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Hmm

Err, I would somehow think the US dollar is used a hell of a lot more to buy Illicit substances and armaments. Maybe we should capture the vice head of the US treasury too.

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Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V

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NSA

Backdoors are so yesterday. Try the front door instead.

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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

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Genius!

A cupboard with all the wires in the back. What a novel idea! What next, a light bulb you can just insert into a socket without having to wire it up yourself?

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Snowden speaks: NSA spies create 'databases of ruin' on innocent folks

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You Americans give far too much weight to the "founding fathers". They are just people who probably would have done exactly the same thing today if they could have had that power. They are just symbols, and i'll bet each and every one of them had their own Monica Lewinsky tugging at their parts.

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

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Since the only thing on there was credit card crimes they already knew it, likely the reason they were after him for those crimes. Maybe they just want him to do the extra time.

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Think your brilliant app idea will earn some big bucks? HAH. You fool

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But the real issue I face...

... is that it's impossible to find any apps that let me share voice, photos and text with my friends. If only someone would build that kind of app, and then do it again, and again and again.

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Campaign to kick NSA man from crypto standards group fails

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Open letter

Dear NSA,

If you really are going to store all my data for free then give me a frigging login and password so I can cancel my crash plan account, and while you are at it since I have a bunch of zip files I can t remember the passwords too kindly ensure they are readable to me too.

Regards

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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or to put another way

enough cash to fill 245 Olympic sized swimming pools or 24,294,764 paddling pools.

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First China banned Bitcoin. Now its crooks are using malware to steal traders' wallets

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Re: I am interested how Bitcoin isnt being dealt with on the various pyramid scheme laws

They are divisible to 8 decimal places I believe so 21 million isn't the whole (pardon the pun) part of the story.

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Re: Mark So, what got stolen?

Not sure there is an inherent value in a set of bytes which carries no intellectual property or which is not itself legal tender.

Can a game player who kills another opponent in a game and then steals their virtual gold coins (digital) be prosecuted for theft let alone murder.

If I place a value on air in my vicinity then accuse you of stealing 1 million dollars worth of air I had self valued would it be preposterous or not?

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Man in the browser?

What if it's mobile browser, is that a lad in the trouser attack?

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Picture this: Data-wrangling boffins say they have made JPEGs OBSOLETE

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Re: More worrying

It was so powerful it could capture and deform any number of Internet images so they all fit on Snowdens phone

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Nail on the head

A targeted cat compression algorithm would save enormous amounts of space. Perhaps an 8 bit type field followed by the compressed bytes: field header:0x1 = cat compression 0x2 = gym shot with amateur positive text 0x3 = dinner shot 0x4 = selfie...

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Apple's GOLDEN BLING MOBE still the top selling US handset

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A small and light phone haha! Guffaw!

How come every single nob jockey I see walking around with that little brick of an apple has in the other pocket a correspondingly much larger battery pack. They look like their little phones are forever on life support.

My note 3 and gear last forever and the screen is wow.

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PC market staging a RECOVERY. (Only joking, it's through the floor)

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Re: It's not that there are no new ideas under the sun

I wonder what lots of new things could be done with a pc that you have thought of that they haven't? I really wonder what innovations there are that you speak of? You are full of bullshit. The tablet computing device came from Microsoft 10 years before the iPad, and we have the Kinect, why would they stifle innovation? They have a huge investment in their software, do BMW also stifle innovation by making great cars too? For any one flaw you point out in windows i could find at least 10 in some other piece of software. The Microsoft ate my homework argument is dead buddy, you sound sad.

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Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

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Spotify

Yep, I used to install winamp almost before any other software on any new pc. Now it's kind of obsolete, I don't want to manage mp3s and disks, Spotify does the trick for me. Hats off to them for giving it a clean send off and retiring it: winamp was legendary. Whip the llamas ass for the last time.

But on a side note I think the pc days are about to make a comeback with those new consoles providing the catalyst and tablets do not cut it with me. Just bought me a new gaming rig instead since the games are cheaper, more varied, and the 9800 graphics card rocks!

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Hate data fees but love your HD slab? Here's a better way to pay for bytes

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Once the NSA have scaled their ability to handle a whole populations always on data plans this problem will go away. The operators will get the green light, unlimited plans will be handed out / injected at birth, and you can then be tracked doing everything everywhere all of the time.

Watching "They Live" again? Does he know?

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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Re: Many unanswered questions on Surface 2

You sir, are IMHO, a nob'ed

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I'm buying one

Sick to death of Ipad now. How many more candy shops, face warps and finger paint programs can the world suffer?

In fact I'm even ordering a new pc as well. It's come full circle. Playtime is over.

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NSA's Project Marina stores EVERYONE'S metadata for A YEAR

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Read as...

All queries of lawfully collected data must be conducted for a foreign intelligence purpose, BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE WHERE WE COLLECT IT UNLAWFULLY" it said. "We know there is a false perception out there that NSA listens to the phone calls and reads the email of everyday Americans BUT WE DON'T BECAUSE WE OUTSOURCE THAT FUNCTION OR PROGRAM COMPUTERS TO DO IT INSTEAD) , aiming to unlawfully monitor or profile US citizens. It's just not the case BECAUSE THE CASE IS MUCH BIGGER THAT SO WHAT I SAID is just not the case. .

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Outlook.com adds IMAP, OAuth

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Re: At last!

i've waited so long to delete that stupid outlook microsoft / seven app from my android. it is an embarrasment to email in general.

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Senator halts Google's taxpayer-subsidized executive jet fuel deal

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Re: Not such a good deal

I suppose it could pay $82 million for its own private area on the NASA strip. Naaaah!

Yep, that was not a decent deal but then hats off to Google, if you don't need to pay more then why should you?

I do hope Government negotiators salaries are as correspondingly low grade as the deals they manage to pull off on behalf of the taxpayer. One should imagine if they put their combined negotiating powers to the test they might just make minimum wage.

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Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'

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Well i think it could be called

Champagne #B5A585 Gold

To remove any ambiguity as to which colour of Champagne is being referred to.

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Lawsuit: Infosys abuses visas to discriminate against US staff

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I think it's true. Probably done in bad taste. All sort's of sh1t happens where i have worked, like wives coming in and having a go at their husbands and colleagues for cheating, someone has a sh1t in the shower at the bank, the usual ass photocopier trick, drunken wheelchair race round the office at midnight.

Writing that on a whiteboard? Hell that's easy!

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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Drive harder

The SQL

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Siemens to throw CEO overboard after profits slashed a FIFTH time

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Cum on...

... this is not news.

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First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

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Who needs to eat. I am quite prepared to have my food grow in my stomach along with various other products. When i wish to "consume" i'm ready to connect to said device by bluetooth, press a1, or c2, or whatever vending machine code is programmed into it for whichever type of foods can be grown, type the pincode for my bank card to pay for it, and voila, a ready meal made in my belly without all that ridiculous chewing required.

job done. trademarks, copyrights, registrations, patent pendings all mine. woooohhahahahaWOOOOHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

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i think we should ban all kids from the internet and not let them use scissors or lighters as well. for their own protection.

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Tumblr's iOS fix for clear-text password login howler was WEEKS LATE

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Re: That's terrible!

Yeah, it's not like i can't see my register form post with the following fields in

email

password

remember

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Personally, i think those at the register should know better and actually fix it for the same reason. I don't care for the irony or any of that shit since as users our privacy should be respected regardless of whether we like irony or not.

You should sort that out and fast since a vulnerability is indeed a vulnerability and same passwords do exist for many people. No doubt your apps are just as guilty, but i can;t be arsed to check for you.

Get it sorted.

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