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Carbon tax repeal won't see data centre operators cut prices

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Plain English

“We have recent revised our prices and also increased our service levels and we do not envisage making further changes due to the abolition of the carbon tax. Although electricity is a meaningful component of our Data Centre operational costs, it does not form a large enough portion of our overall Managed Cloud costs to warrant a price reduction in itself.”

I'm getting a bigger bonus this year

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THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy

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Coat

How much?

£199 for WD 4T ?????

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Boffin

Re: What happened to the right to remain silent? @John G Imrie

Wasn't it either you, or the other person who uses your car, if you weren't driving it that day? In the real world?

Maybe it was the person on the other side of town who has the same car as you with the same plates

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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IT Angle

Not exactly easy to clean

Is the IT angle "As filthy as keyboards"?

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Google starts selling Glass to Brits – for £1,000 a pop

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Thumb Down

Re: Industrial use.

something like I describe will eventually arrive and make the service engineer's salary a lot smaller.

FTFY

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

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Facepalm

Re: Bah.

I'm sure you can find someone to pay that

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

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AT&T: 'twas conniving contractors who nicked your info

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@Joseph Lord

Is it ok if I use that?

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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

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Facepalm

Re: @stu4

Oh dear, I guess you didn't like Latin.

I didn't either, but it taught me a lot about language structure.

Different people have varying apptitudes for various skills and one size fits all education is as useful as one size fits all shoes.

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Facepalm

Re: arehole (sic)

I doubt it is possible to teach everyone how to code, we have enough trouble teaching everyone how to spell. Cheap shots aside, I think it is you who is missing the point.

Everyone can be taught how to kick a ball, but you'd be mad if you thought everyone could be a professional footballer.

I understand what you're trying to say with regard to teaching people how to think logically and I agree that it is more important to teach people how to think rather than teach them how to pass exams but I think you're failing to grasp an important issue.

You think teaching to code will teach logical thought process because you're interested in code.

Those that don't have that interest will gain very little.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for putting coding on the syllabus, but an expectation that you can teach everyone to code is not only delusional, it's dangerous.

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Net neutrality protesters set up camp outside FCC headquarters

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Unhappy

The protesters have vowed to stay outside the FCC until its May 15 vote

Or until the riot police remove them

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Twitter's got a new UK public policy wonk... 'You are the product' Big Brother Watch bloke!

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Big Brother

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bart_Sells_His_Soul.png

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Google in NOT EVIL shocker: Bins student email ad scanning

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Re: Is your privacy worth nothing?

This is tantamount to a postal worker arriving at your front door, opening and reading your mail in front of you and taking some notes before handing over the torn envelopes.

I agree with your point but there's an error in your analogy.

It would actually be like a new postal company that would deliver your post without monetary charge on the condition that you granted them licence to not only look at every item you send but also every item of post sent to you regardless of whether the sender of that item had paid for delivery or not.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 owners hit by fatal camera error problem

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Trollface

'Camera Failure' pop-up error message

Have apple patented the pop-up error message yet?

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Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey

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Boffin

Re: BRAWNDO!! IT'S GOT ELECTROLYTES!

Yeah, just don't put it on your plants.

What I really want to know though is:-

Are stupid people more likely to be religious or does religion make you stupid?

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Password bug let me see shoppers' credit cards in eBay ProStores, claims infosec bod

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Facepalm

Re: ...bought by eBay in 2005....

I agree they were free but that's 8 years they've had to fix it

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Pint

you'd hope....

That a company as big as ebay would know better.

beer because i'm crying into it

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New Sammy patent trial: Apple seeks $40 PER 'infringing' handset

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Megaphone

Re: Both companies should be threatened with fines unless they drop it

Hooray!

I'm so bored of reading about ridiculous software patents, wish they'd all just FOAD.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Thumb Up

Re: I suggest reading this before commenting further

That'll be the one I couldn't remember.

Have an upvote from me.

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Boffin

I suggest reading this before commenting further

http://howhomeopathyworks.com/

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Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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WTF?

Re: Next stop...

When did sensible levels of cynisism start earning downvotes on this site?

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You'll NEVER guess who's building the first Ubuntu phones in 2014

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Facepalm

Re: Hope the contract includes upgrading the website to mulitingual support

http://www.bqreaders.com/gb/

Did you try?

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Who OWNS data generated by 'connected cars' sensor slurpers?

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Big Brother

RE:BIG question : Will the user be able to control/switch off the data transfer?

small answer: no

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Facebook KICKS OUT ad stalkers for BREACHING data rules

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Thumb Up

got there before me

have an upvote

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iFrame attack injects code via PNGs

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Boffin

@ac

http://www.theregister.co.uk renders far better with javascript turned off

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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Facepalm

Re:What a monumental waste of time and money.

Much like real war then.

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US govt watchdog slams NSA snooping as illegal, useless against terrorism

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Facepalm

from despair to where?

Collecting all this data isn't helping fill this swimming pool.

We have to carry on collecting this data because people will be really angry if the pool's not full when the sun comes out.

"we have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation"

...

The report's authors were split on their views, however. Rachel Brand, who served as assistant attorney general for legal policy at the US Department of Justice (DoJ) between 2005 and 2007, said wrote in a dissenting opinion that the bulk data collections were legal and warned that if there was another major terrorist attack "the public will engage in recriminations against the intelligence community for failure to prevent it."

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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Facepalm

Surely it's

Drown your sorrows?

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US Supreme Court says 'no sale' to Amazon's New York sales tax appeal

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Happy

How long will it last?

They'll find a loophole, a way to work around it, or the law will miraculously change.

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Apple snubs discounts, sprays Black Friday zombies with gift cards

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Boffin

A fool and his money are easily parted

So they don't need to give discounts.

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Hackers steal 'FULL credit card details' of 376,000 people from Irish loyalty programme firm

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Facepalm

Re: I love this ....

"working around the clock with our feckin eejits to get to the bottom of this and to further enhance our security in order to protect our valued customers"

There, fixed it for you

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BBC to spaff £18 MILLION of licence fee cash... on BIG DATA

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Re: Anyone know ...

I reckon it's probably in the same ball park as the percentage of people who read EULAs or other contract small print.

about 4%

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MPs to grill Facebook: You're going to let our teens do WHAT?

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WTF?

@me

I seem to have forgotten internet forum rule no 1

Search for the answer before asking the question.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24608499

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WTF?

@ac 21:57

Really ?

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If there's somethin' strange in your network 'hood. Who y'gonna call? Google's DDoS-busters

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Big Brother

See

We really aren't evil afterall

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

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Facepalm

So: develop the calibration app; install the calibration app; run the calibration app.

Watch as apple produce a similar app and remove yours from the store

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Custom ringback tones: Coming to your next contract mobe?

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Facepalm

"the companies already have this option at no cost by having your call automatically answered and playing their own recorded message."

As soon as everyone's used to hearing custoimised rings, you'll be able to move them seemlessly into a call they're paying for without them realising the calls been answered....

Actually, I wonder if there are any crafty bastards playing ring ring down the phone at me until i hang up?

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NSA: Yes we 'experimented' with US mobile tracking. But we didn't inhale

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Thumb Up

Is this a first?

A well rounded, well reasoned, balanced article on el reg?

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Yo, mall rats: Facebook and Cisco in Wi-Fi hookup to track your retail, social life

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Unhappy

What's really sad is

There's so many people out there who'll think this is fantastic.

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Re: Wait, what?

America was not shut down properly.

Would you like ti restart America in safe mode

with free health care

and no guns ?(recommended)

credit to jesuslikesaparmo sickipedia.org

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Google FAILS in attempt to nix Gmail data-mining lawsuit

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Boffin

Re: @BiscuitBoy Whatever happened to the concept of

does your spam filter handle mail for many people?

does your database link stored content to the to and from email addresses?

If both the above are true, start worrying

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London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on

edge_e

First they came for the cleaners but I did not speak because I wasn't a cleaner

....

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Big Brother

Re: Think of the children

Normalising having to provide your finger prints for services is pretty scary if you ask me

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iPhone 5S: Fanbois, your prints are safe from the NSA, claim infosec bods

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Big Brother

<rant>

integrated capacitive fingerprint sensor will build legitimacy for the technology in mainstream consumer electronics, although privacy concerns are bound to raise their heads in these newly paranoid times

The first half of that sentence translates as

Look into my eyes, not around my eyes, into my eyes. You're under. Giving your finger prints is a good thing, look how secure it makes your phone. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could do everything by touching your finger against a little pad. What could possible go wrong?

The second part is both understatement of the year, yet also subtley phrased to make you think that those concerns are ludicously paranoid.

</rant>

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Microsoft delivers baker's dozen of patches on Tuesday

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Trollface

There, fixed it for you

The remaining nine are all rated as important and block remote code execution, escalation of privileges, allow covert information gathering, and a denial of service flaw in Active Directory that can crash systems using a malicious LDAP query.

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WAIT! Don't you dare send that ad-spaff email without 'specific' consent

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Black Helicopters

Re: Sounds good...

Do you really need me to answer that?

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Tu Me to go: Tu Go to be Telefonica's 'NEXT BIG AMAZEBALLS' for voice

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Happy

Re: Advertising z-listers

Surely the name would need to change to "tu you" for that to work

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Google Glass: Would you pay a mere $299 to plop one on your brow?

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Big Brother

Re: Nope

Good luck avoiding this tech....

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

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Facepalm

RTFM

that is all

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Malicious JavaScript flips ad network into rentable botnet

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Pirate

Is anyone surprised?

Anyone?????

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Apple KILLER decloaked? Google lovingly unboxes Nexus 7 Android 4.3 slablette

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Big Brother

Re: Nice but...

You keep your personal data on Drive/Dropbox/your local NSA/whatever.

There, fixed it for you

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