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Sophos to offshore American support operations

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Why can't they just honestly say...

...when questioned on motivation, "so we make more money and I get a bigger bonus"?

Its a shame they have to spout bullshit like "to better support and service our customers", "better alignment", "investing additional resources".

Just be honest guys. We are not dumb and we can see right through you.

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Hey, iPhone 6 fanbois: Apple's bonk to 'Pay' app IS GO

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Fuck off Apple. Just. Fuck. Off.

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Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'

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Re: I think you are failing to comprehend the definition of cruel and unusal punishment

There are many better tools. Many, many. Its more like Dictatorship. You MUST do everything EXACTLY as it demands with NO deviations or you will be forced to run nonsensical, undocumented random commands until it breaks irrecoverably.

Its a piece of fucking shit, and if you like it you should kill yourself. Simples.

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For his creation of git I sincerely hope his testicles be caught in some industrial mincing machine.

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French 'terror law' declares WAR on the INTERNET itself, say digi-rights folks

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Re: France No Go Area

Unlikely, they have nice weather.

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EDF!!!

You make electricity!!!! TERRORISTS NEED ELECTRICITY!!!! YOU FRENCH TERRORISTS!!!!!!!

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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I don't care which particular evil, greedy bunch of lying, cheating scheming cunts gets the profits as they are all the same and as bad as each other. I would burn them all alive.

But it would be great if just ONE of them was made to pay some tax.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Maybe they don't realise that its these very actions that make people want to blow them up.

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Sky's tech bets pay off: Pay TV firm unveils blazing growth for Q1

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Re: Mugs

"Over 90% of what the Customers are paying for is free content."

Well. I think the people who believe they own it would disagree. Not that I think anyone can own any form of idea such as this content.

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Drupal SQL injection nasty leaves sites 'wide open' to attack

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"Interesting"

""The fact that this vulnerability was independently sitting in the public domain in Drupal’s public bug tracking database since November 2013 is interesting"

Interesting use of "interesting". Is this that special "I don't want to libel them" meaning of interesting that actually means "fucking laughably shameful"?

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Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push

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Absolutely. It may be dumb but people are paying for it so we'll sell 'em dumb.

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Sh** just got real: Amazon to open actual shop in New York City

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Re: Argos!

I've always said Amazon should buy Argos. Its the PERFECT eCommerce Real World Store. Whole business is set up for Click and Collect. Fantastic retail locations in and out of town.

Argos is everything I want in a shop: online catalog, same day collection or delivery, free reservation with minimal signup, self service PoS terminals in every shop, no quibble returns policy and I can usually park right outside for free.

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No 12-inch maxiPads for Christmas: Suppliers 'smothered by iPhone 6'

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iYawn

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Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'

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Re: No thanks

That's great, as a totally invalid term like that voids the entire thing. So you don't have to pay for your service as you haven't agreed to anything.

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Remember that tale of a fired accountant who blamed Comcast? It's kinda true, says telco

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god i'm so fucking sick of the human race

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Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive

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block anything made by Apple

I like these guys already

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Wait...

How fast is a fart in a frying pan?

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Apple KILLS SUPER MARIO. And Zelda. And Sonic

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Re: What did people expect?

"You can't submit code..."

This is true of a lot of FOSS unless you are accepted as a contributor

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EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

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So wait...

...there's no content, and they want £10 a month? And you get a crappy white-labelled PVR that won't be as good as your new TVs inbuilt?

"We didn't want to be constrained by TV thinking, we are mobile people." I read this as, "We did no market research and are totally clueless. And if you have a problem we won't be able to fix it".

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Woman says narco-cops used her PICS to snare drug lords on Facebook

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She should sue her parents for calling her Sondra.

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Sapphire glass maker's woes caused by Apple relationship 'breakdown'

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What do teenagers love doing? That's right: Staying up all night ... debugging

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Github is absolutely the worst thing to happen to humanity in its entire history by a fair margin.

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HOT BABES! Worried you won't get that JOB in IT? MENTION how hot you are

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Spanners

Love how all this has focused mostly on spanners.

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Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

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Someone just ddos it

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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Pff magnetised needle and a steady hand

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Countless Belkin routers go TITSUP in massive mystery meltdown

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This is true, but I am yet to find a company of which it is not true.

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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Re: Uneducated toss.

My new shiny Z3 is in my hand. It is awesome. It kicks the Shix into next week.

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We're not Mr Brightside: Asda Car Insurance broker hacked

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re: A non e-mouse

Zero Days? Shellshock? Social Engineering? Any of the above.

I'd ask "Compliant with what, exactly?".

TBH their response should be contrasted with recent mass-theft of CC data from major retailers, where they lost it, didn't know they lost it, and then didn't admit they lost it when they found out.

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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I'm not sure why they bother

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Hence all the Linux flavours.

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

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a lot of consultants made a lot of money of this

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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" the puzzle is why it has taken Windows so long to catch up"

Yeah. Gotta say I have wanted this for years and years and years. When I'm working I have a whole load of programs making up the "state" of a project, if you will. Arranging these on separate desktops has always been something I have thought would make context switching easier.

If programs on "hidden" desktops could be set to suspend that would be handy.

A feature I'd love to have is a Windows 10 tablet as a screen of my Windows 10 PC. I'm sure they can do this for games too if Valve manages it. Perhaps this is already mentioned and I missed it.

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Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and some Apple bloke attend glitzy iPhone 6 Paris launch

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Whatever you may think of the phones, those people are total scumbags. Conning people into believing in "fashion" and parting millions of fools from their money on a daily basis.

So they deserve each other.

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US Attorney Gen latest to roast Apple, Google mobe encryption

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oh fuck off you lying sack of shit

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

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Re: Great work

buses can't be jumped under

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Oracle will 'kill MySQL' and steal its users? Ha ha, haha, ha. Seriously, we won't – Oracle exec

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"This was a very mysterious concept to us."

You have a self-awareness problem then. Coz we could all see what you were going to do. And you did. Hence all the forks.

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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What about...

...raising it to, say, body temperature before the test? Or hotter as my phone at least gets bloody warm when Ingressing.

I'm wondering what heat would do to this. Bet these were all icy cold.

and hat tip to Somtimes_Right, posted as I did.

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US stakes out 'net battleground ahead of ITU meeting

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@AC

/facepalm

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'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'

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Building apps and javascript doesn't count tbh.

Also, i like "what is there to do in berlin: leave"

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Oracle plans German DCs to soothe NSA-ruffled nerves

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Re: All well and good

Indeed. And they won't be stopping at US companies. If you do any business in the US you'll be subject to the same.

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Stanford Uni: Google cash leaves us entirely impartial and unbiased

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Re: Fake Steve

did he Fake die? Can we hold a Fake seance?

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Sun of a beach! Java biz founder loses battle to keep his shore private

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what an asshat!

Great way to make yourself popular locally.

Oh he has to pay for some upkeep out of his BILLION DOLLAR FORTUNE. Oh deary, deary me. Poor rich guy.

What I don't understand, is that they knew where he lived, and didn't sort the problem quickly and quietly by drowning the fucker on his own precious beach.

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

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Swim.

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Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city

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Starting new party...

EU Independence Party. We will start by hacking off a chunk of Kent, call it part of the EU, allowing people Human Rights and all the things the toryscum want rid of, separate from this racist, xenophobic, warmongering, foul, awful, overpriced shithole we call the "UK".

There will be beer.

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Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

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that's some nice subediting

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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Re: Many posters in this thread seem to think that all MS OS's crash frequently - they do not.

"I have never seen a single Linux kernel panic (equivalent of a bluescreen) on a stock kernel (a kernel from the repositories), in over 15 years"

You should try turning them on. Helps. I have yet to see a linux kernel panic for over 15 minutes, but many, many, many before. Including in Production. At Christmas. At Midnight.

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Good Man! Completely agree! Ofc, using ipad as the generic term for tablet is a crime against humanity

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While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m

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insider trading MUCH?

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EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass

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Re: Smash and grab

Was for me. You need to learn how to manipulate desperate sales assistants,

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Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR

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This has all brought me total and blissful joy.

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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This has been orchestrated by a sock puppeting advertising agency. Nothing to do with 4chan at all, just using their name.

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