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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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Problem is that "Online" mode will be:

- Broken on day 1

- Full of children

- Taken away after 3 months when company goes bust

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UK.gov teams up with moneymen on HACK ATTACK INSURANCE

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...akin to saying that growing the car insurance market will improve road safety.

Well. Insurance companies really like money, and they hate giving it away for claims. So they will natural try to reduce claims by increasing premiums on less safe vehicles. So safer vehicles become cheaper and road safety is improved as people are greedy and mean.

You would suppose this is the argument. I make no claim on its validity.

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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@mark 63

You stay indoors and keep googling things. Then wait 4 weeks for it to arrive. Then find the delivery company has left it in the black bins. Next door. And that it has been taken to landfill already. This is good as it just short circuits the inevitable.

I don't plan on World Domination. Who wants it? But I would like to kill everyone. If I was to dominate the world shopping would be illegal. Along with Paper, JavaScript, all Crapple products, all Shipping and any commercial Fishing, hunting with anything other than bare hands, and many other things besides. You would be put to work in a planned economy designed to get us off the crappy rock before we ruin the joint.

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I like the high street. I like shops. I like being able to go and look at things and buy them with cash without risking my financial details to a totally broken security model. I like people having jobs that aren't in dark, dank warehouses. I like the community.

You seem to be in favour of every building being a house or a warehouse. I don't want to live in that world.

You seem to suggest a total lack of regulation: "My answer would be to shoot the planners and let rip the free market." Unfortunately, I can easily take this to its logical conclusion; which is where I kill every other human being on this planet, as obviously I want everything and you guys are in my way. Luckily for you there are regulators (police) to stop me enacting this sensible policy.

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What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

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oh my god fuck off! you have no right to be paid for the rest of the life time of the universe for some sequence of 1s and 0s you happened to stumble upon, and prevent anyone else from using similar arrangements of 1s and 0s on pain of PRISON.

Just this week some innocent 20 something sent to prison longer than a murderer would be. Fucking Bullshit.

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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*Shudder* This was horrific to read.

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Target, Home Depot and UPS attacks: Dude, you need to rethink point-of-sale security

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Bet the report concludes you should give him some money to prevent you from having that money stolen. Either via crooks or HPC you are going to get screwed over.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Keep the receipts for those Nobel Prizes did you guys?

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NHS XP patch scratch leaves patient records wide open to HACKERS

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Dumb Terminals.

That is all.

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Re: Force them to upgrade

Doesn't solve anything. Just moves the lock in. By the time you move, not one coder will be left on any linux app you use. Average time to new Flavour Of The Month in Linux is about 3-4 months, then anything you have will be 'old' and 'lame' and no one will touch it, Grandad.

A year ago all the linuxkids would have told you to rebuild all your apps using Ruby On Rails. Now none of them would touch that lame old solution...

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Embezzlement

Ofc we don't trust any of the "security" services. We know what you are up to, and we don't need to spy on you to find out. You are busily and merrily enriching yourselves while spouting nonsense about the BAD PEOPLE.

Yeah like we believe you for one second. But you are paying off the right people and keeping a suitable level of fear and outrage up via your media mouthpieces. So you are getting away with it. Gz.

GCHQ, MI5, MI6 etc etc: Wall. Revolution. 1st.

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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@ Kebablog

They are macscum. Who cares what they think? They have proved themselves incapable of rational thought.

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Re: OK so let me get this straight.

Did you like just crawl out from under a rock? Heartbleed? Shellshock? Miss that shit? Decade old unix zero days? NSA must be so annoyed their lovely vulns got spread around.

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Anyone got a link to this malware so I can send to all the macscum I know?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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He is obviously just coming out with controversial nonsense to get a little coverage. Just like all his former colleagues and bosses, he knows perfectly well what the truth is, in regards to this and their other pronouncements. They know we know what the truth is. Its all just a thin veneer of bullshit that keeps the pork rolling in, just like here in the UK with "security" services.

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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just don't use facebook or twitter. its easy

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Luxembourg: Engine-room of the tax-break economy

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Why the fuck do we put up with this shit? All these corrupt little states... Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco. They don't have armies or any real population, or any use beyond tax havens for the rich. Well the useless protesters last night had no idea what to protest about, how 'bout this shit?

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Call of Duty, GTA V DO NOT make YOUTH more VIOLENT

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"Yet one previous study claimed that scaremongering reports actually made gamers more likely to be violent, rather than all the lonely hours of virtual slaughter."

Same goes for dumbass BBC stories about "sexism" in games.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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So there you go, shitePads preferred by idiotic plastic retards. Seems to make perfect sense to me.

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UK Cabinet Office's £200m IT bonanza: I got 999 contracts but a pitch ain't won (yet)

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Ah you seem to list all the most shitty, unreliable and useless companies I can think of.

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Apple patents AUTOGRAPHS. Checkmate, eBay

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Is an autograph worth anything when it's just another mass-produced and distributed blob of binary?

No.

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FTC to flog Butterfly Labs' Bitcoin holdings

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What about all the coins they have stashed in personal wallets?

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Pitchforks at dawn! UK gov's Verify ID service FAILS to verify ID

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Re: Experian are dreadful

Its a protection racket. They are just like any other mafia organisation. Like the Police. Or Political Parties. Crooks the lot of em.

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

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Re: re: your comment

forced to hear about them all fucking day though and having fucking idiotic fanbois cunts with mental fucking disability spouting how great they are.

I repeat. And I believe to be total cogent btw. Just. Fuck. Off. And die maybe. I'll take that too.

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Fuck off Apple. Just. Fuck. Off.

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Samaritans 'suicide Twitter-sniffer' BACKFIRES over privacy concerns

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Spam accounts and Sock Puppets cannot commit suicide so seems really pointless monitoring twitter.

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EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in the heart of London

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Regulator needs to stipulate they can't roll out a faster service until their previous service is rolled out to at least 95% of the UK.

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BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army

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Re: Rail Guns..

Regarding the heat production: https://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Seems to me the railgun needs a spiral rail, a porous/perforated sabot and a shaped projectile.

And the best use on a small vehicle would seem to be anti-air/anti-missile- a cloud of Mach 7 ball bearings would seem very effective. I would mount multiple low power rails on a gatling assembly and use it like a point defense gun.

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Re: Doing it wrong

"Linux distros ... don't get viruses, spyware, and ad-ware"

Lies. And Windows doesn't get MULTI-DECADE OLD ZERODAY EXPLOITS that have probably been in use since the beginning. Did you miss all the stories on this very site in recent weeks or something?

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Beyond that macs do not dominate

Your narrow journo wine bar life has caused you to miss the most important set of PC buyers outside corporate. Gamers. And we spend thousands and thousands each on PCs that are SIGNIFICANTLY better than the shitty overpiced low sampled crap that you spend even more on.

MS has Direct3D and so wins.

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Altomail

Here they simply rip off https://altomail.com/

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Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

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"Similar to what Henry Ford did with the Model T"

Bullshit. They invented nothing. They are history's greatest charlatans.

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Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data

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They may be totally in the right...

...but I want Microsoft to lose. There is a ton of money to be made from the FUD such a ruling would create.

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Zuckerberg bombshell: Man married to Chinese woman speaks Chinese in China

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well respect

i have more for him than before I read this. My wife's family are german and I am far too lazy to learn.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: Nuclear

"would it be possible to cool the reactor coolant with a laser?"

You'd have to get the heat turned into electricity for that for our solid state lasers, and that's kinda what it was doing already. Chemical lasers would not seem to be helpful here at all.

How about a different approach? The heat is the result of neutrons and gamma, beta and alpha radiation hitting various things like control rods and the reactor shielding. So, design a magnetic chamber fission reactor that has none of those things and instead funnels those particles out of the back of the craft for some nice 3rd Law effect,

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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I have had this phone since release

- In Copper. Lovely.

- Battery life is insane. If the Duracell bunny had a phone it would be this. Uses 20% of a charge a day. When your old phone reaches 50%, its shit I need a charger. When I hit 40% I think, might need to charge at the weekend.

- Its so light and thin you worry about dropping it and can barely tell its in your jeans.

- Walkman app is not good, or any other Sony software in my experience.

- If you buy a Shix over this you are in serious need of mental help.

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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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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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