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Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

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They totally deserve each other. Now, which are the bigger set of scum sucking crooks?

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Oculus sucked by Zuck? 'I'm over it' – Minecraft supremo Notch

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You shouldn't call him "Persson" like that. Its not a surname and its rude.

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Things aint what they used to be, and that's for sure.

Is this some auto-generated spam from a bot? It seems to be lots of random fragments of sentences pasted together.

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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downvoted for stating fact. nice.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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This is bollocks anyway

As it has already been proven in court that pictures of premier league football are NOT copyrightable.

http://www.out-law.com/articles/2012/march1/premier-league-considering-selling-broadcast-rights-on-pan-eu-basis-following-ecj-ruling/

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25968200

more, google it.

Only the Logos are copyrightable. A camera phone recording will not show logos, so the pictures are not copyright.

Premier League is very, very well aware of this. But they'd rather put out these lies and hope people believe them.

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One in 12 Tweeps are bots

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These estimates are very low. I would say more like 80%+ are bots/unused/spam accounts.

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XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources

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I have this thing called a PC...

...it plays all of this and more, as well as all the best games. And its upgradable.

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Cracker takes control of 200 rooms in Chinese hotel

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Re: A certain...

You're a fool. You should have whitelisted your mac and turned it off for everyone else.

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Ecuador follows Bitcoin ban with digi-currency proposal

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Re: I have a bad feeling about this...

I don't know... a unit of a digital currency is a Unique Identifier. With Bitcoins these are mined, but a central bank could just assign them out, 1, 2, 3 etc. All they need is a record of who possesses which ID (like Bitcoin but I assume not exploitable by a 51% power possessing member, ahem) and an API for transferring these. We could stamp pound coins with a GUID and try it ourselves perhaps.

Flaws? A man-in-the-middle attack on the connection between bank and customer could be easily done you would think. Hack the server, all your 'Ecu's are belong to us? Blackout really cripples economy?

So I guess the important question is will be a "Digital Currency" ( a true currency controlled and underwritten by the central bank but paper-/coin-less in some way ) or a "Digital Commodity" like Bitcoin ( a scarce and hard to create mathematical construct with a finite limit that can be directly traded but with no underwriting ).

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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"will throw lousy old Java into the abyss"

Can you not phrase your headline in a slightly more accurate way? This is related to buggy ActiveX controls. Its not about Java. Java is the USEFUL thing that this ActiveX control provides, and as it is so USEFUL and EXCELLENT that it is ubiquitous enough for the ActiveX control to be worth attacking. If you make such silly statements then uneducated people like david12 above will start parroting what you are saying.

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NoSQL startup MongoDB names BladeLogic founder as new CEO

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how is recruiting the guy behind RAC in any way a remotely good thing?

I remember when this software took down the groceries database of a major uk supermarket. decided to write one datatype to wrong column. then RAC propagated this to all nodes. goodbye data. cue whole IT department on phone to customers manually processing orders. fun times.

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Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

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wow. so you need DR. thanks for that.

i'll let the 1960s know you have caught up with their ideas.

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Google's 'right to be forgotten': One rule for celebs, another for plebs

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better would have been to demand a court order for each and every one.

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iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple

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iDiots.

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Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro

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giving kids crapple products is child abuse

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Who has your credit card data? 1 million HOLIDAY-MAKERS' RECORDS exposed

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Re: ICO ?

PCI isn't a regulation or from the FSA. Its an industry "standard" designed to allow transfer of blame away from the card providers.

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SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)

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so are they dropping CloudFoundry?

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Didn't even notice...

..since the woeful eye-bleeding update a few months ago I don't use it anymore.

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SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

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Re: "Also, it had to be sufficiently simple for the German team’s staff to use without SAP support"

HaHaHaHANA? Its must have been damn slow then. And crashed a lot. Very slow and unstable under load, and my instance is deployed by SAP, run by SAP, in SAP network. So it ain't me.

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Re: you usually aren't covered

I see you have experienced insurance before.

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Re: Fertle

"But what people fail to realise is that it is true of *any* safe"

This is true of all locks, alarms systems and indeed all security up to and including Quantum Keys based methods.

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Orange unleashes API assets, hires San Fran firm to lure in devs

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Have you worked with any Orange devs? They have serious issues finding arse with both hands.

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

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The tone of this piece seems to suggest that this is somehow a good thing

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CERN data explains how Higgs heavies other matter

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Is there an anti-higgs then?

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Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases

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Re: Resiliency Model

This has nothing to do with SPARC

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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

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Yawn. Bayesian classification. Easy peesy lemon squeezy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayesian_inference

"distributed implementation of stochastic gradient descent" i.e. its a small cluster of boxes running a bayesian algorithm.

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Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

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Yes this sucks but its the app writers fault not google, they request ludicrous permissions for their apps.

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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that's a "sunset" clause, not a "poison pill" clause

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Down-with-the-kidz Apple stuffs up with wild 'funness' claims

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scumness.

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BT slapped down by BSkyB over O2 broadband 'switch off' porkies

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being switched to sky is functionally equivalent to turning it off. So ASA got it wrong here.

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

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The glass is just a product. its not crapple exclusive.

"harder than gorilla glass" is not much of an accolade. That shit could be scratched by an angry jelly baby.

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Simplivity drops sweet OmniCubes into channel's cup

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high performance is gonna need a few more cores than that. try 96 per box and you might be getting there.

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ISPs haul GCHQ into COURT over dragnet interwebs snooping

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Re: Here come the lawsuits.

Nah I will just call them evil fuckers who are doing this bugging solely to line their own pockets. Drives me totally mad that they get billions every year with no accountability that they then use to further enrich themselves and their friends. And then they say "Its for your own good! There are scary people!" Bullshit.

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

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Don't learn the nubs.

Nuff said.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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Surely this is then precedent for MS to take over every single TLD that ever had a subdomain containing any trademark of theirs?

How exactly do they appoint judges over there in crazyland anyway? Raffle at church on sunday?

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

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"you don't have a spreadsheet at home with all your DVDs and CDs"

My wife does...

"video shop"

the what?

@YetAnotherLocksmith

"who wouldn't allow anyone to actually do anything with IT beyond what was on the desktop"

Seems very sensible frankly.

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Spanish struggle to control spelling of 'WhatsApp'

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Re: Gender of the internet???

Où est la plume de ma tante?

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You want a medal for writing a script? Sure: here it is!

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Bet the original developer quoted them a squillion bucks for a batch mode.

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DOH! Google’s internet of things vision is powered by… Mac OS

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You see, I would rather die than ever touch anything made by fucking crapple. So the "thou must use crapos" seems ridiculous to me. But then google make you use fucking git, which has no windows support at all, and is an atrocious pile of wank. So what do google know? Knock out barely supported free app after free app then pull out the rug after a few months when next flavour comes along.

fucking idiots the lot of them. a pox on them all.

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It's a Brit Apple supplier BORG: Two become one £80m fruity tech titan

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Fools. Bargaining with the devil.

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

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Sigh.

Again, to be clear:

You have absolutely no right to be paid. Just get that out of your heads. Otherwise I'm going to brute force copyright every combination and permutation of notes, letters and bloody 1s and 0s.

If you want to be paid, you work on commissioned work, on a contract, and get paid up front. Everything else is wishful thinking.

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Microsoft tests HALF-INCH second screen to spur workplace play

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Logitech beat them to it

"Research?" Nothing original here.

http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/products/keyboards/articles/554

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Bitcoin is MONEY, says Canada

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"how much money do you owe them exactly ?"

Their answer to this would be, "what have you got?"

No taxman has ever had a hard time deciding you owe them money. No actual calculation is involved or required.

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Higgs boson even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson - boffins

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Where's my anti-gravity Flying Car?!?

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Columbia U boffins HACK GOOGLE PLAY to check apps

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"Google has started using his techniques"

What? They didn't sue him until his ears bled? They didn't try to suppress his work and ruin his reputation?

Lies. I cannot believe for one second that any organisation like Google would accept any form of criticism or suggestion of fallibility without firing off the full force of their lawyerbots first. Especially as they bypassed so many things designed to prevent exactly this....

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Sony CEO forced to shush shareholder heckling at fiery AGM

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The root kit thing will rankle for a while.

But i have a new Sony tablet and it is really awesome. Best one on the market right now. So they are starting to get back to doing things well.

They need to push Walkman more. They should use this brand to back up a music streaming offering that the indies would get behind. They could easily beat Google in this space if they are willing to let others make a profit too.

And I never understood why they sold Viao. "They're not a PC company" is such a silly statement. They were making really quite desirable laptops. Its so hard to buy a laptop you would actually want due to sheer number of macscum ruining everything, willing to pay through the nose for poor sample hardware with massive return rates running second rate software. Surely there is scope there. Simple education would be enough.

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Canada to Google: You can't have your borderless cake and eat it too

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Need to out of jurisdiction

C'mon google. Lets have some orbiting data centers with ansible connections. Quick. Can't be that hard.

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Inherent risk of your chosen profession it would seem. Perhaps you need a Nom de Plume?

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Rackspace gives world the servers Google and Amazon keep secret

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peopleware

yikes.

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