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

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Facepalm

Re: So all that's required is that you set a password ?

No, you still have to show and to prove that an unknown MAC address used the wireless lan.

Prove that somebody didn't log into my network using my own laptops mac address .

After all, setting an adapters mac address is trivial and my mac is in the air.

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Guess what's missing from Ofcom's big MoD spectrum sale ... YEP, coverage obligation

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Re: inetp govenrment

Maybe they're being clever.

It's worth more without strings and there's nothing to stop them adding them later.

You're probably right though

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Boffin

Re: There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.

Am I missing something?

Does the following in a hosts file not opt out?

127.0.0.1 adelogs.adobe.com

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CIO of children's charity: Data re-org will change the giving game

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WTF?

Banbury has rolled out a BYOD policy to standardise on handsets.

How does bring Buy your own device standardise anything?

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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Linux

Unfortunately, Microsoft is not so easy to do without.

I don't find it hard

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Oi, lobbyists. Cough up your details – EU's new first vice-president

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Big Brother

Re: Nothing new.

But surely member states have nothing to hide and therefor nothing to fear ...

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Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

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Facepalm

Wasn't there also a promise to get rid of Quangos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMftbFdyzx0

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Reg hands portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum to lucky compo winner

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But...

To play those games, is he going to have to find a walkman?

Talking of walkmen, Why do we moan about phones being so big?

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Pint

Re: Listening environment

Had to downvote you for suggesting that any of those gigs were time mispent.

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What kind of mugs do you take us for? Malicious sites in spam scams target UK

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Boffin

Rip off Britain

I'll let someone else try and prove that the reason we get ripped off for everything here is because we're a bunch of chumps who are easy to rip off.

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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Facepalm

Let's do the maths properly

215/26 =8.27

ie over 8 years of savings are required to pay for the device.

Does anyone here think they'll last more than 8 years?

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Shitty what? Almost half of MPs have never heard of Tech City

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Re: Some well informed MPs

As things stand, MPs don’t appear adequately informed to vote ...

If they're a member of one of the main parties, they're told how to vote. They don't need to know anything else.

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The BNP can rip off your works for ‘parodies’ – but only if it's not racist

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Happy

Re: Vote UKIP!

Touche

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What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?

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Facepalm

Re: Why have a license at all? @Ivan4

If it wasn't for your bronze badge I'd assume you'd meant to visit the daily mail.

Can you explain exactly how authoritarianism is related to left/right monetary policy?

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Boffin

Does a lack of search=lack of interest?

As has already been said, things tend to work straight from install a lot more often than they did 10 years ago. The figures from 2004 weren't caused by interest, it was everyone trying to get their wireless cards working. There's also the fact that a significant number of folk will have most of them bookmarked, just know the url or know enough of it to isolate it in their history.

I think the figures for:-

what linux distro should i install?

would be much more relevant to this story.

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What's next for OpenGL for the desktop, mobile devices, and the web?

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WTF?

Re: first steam, and now

Ok , I've just read Microsoft has joined the party too.

There's a conspiracy theory in there somewhere......

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edge_e
Linux

first steam, and now

with "triple-A" game makers like Blizzard, EA, and Epic joining the typical hardware and tool vendors at the table for the first time.

The future of gaming on Linux is looking bright.

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Coat

Re: Best Browser

there's an apt for that

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: GADSLBI

for those of you not old enough to understand the reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRUhjFF5a6Y

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Grabby baddie scours Paddy Power's towers: 650k punters leaked and it took 4 years to admit it

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WTF?

See logo

The snaffled dataset contained names, usernames, addresses, email addresses, phone contact numbers, date of birth, and security question and answer pairs. The leaked data comes from accounts opened before 2010.

...

customers’ accounts are not at risk as a result.

And I thought the new quantum experiment I just read about was hard to get my head around.

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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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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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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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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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edge_e
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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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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edge_e
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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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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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"

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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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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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