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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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@denzil

The majority of people choose not to watch but for a certain target audience these are watched as recruitment videos.

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Re: rather than living under a rock

The percentage referred to was of those who haven't even heard of it.

If you look at the graph only 2% have seen it in it's entirety and a further 23% have seen or heard a clip. For the rest, well it's difficult not to haver heard of it or seen a still from it because it's on the front page of most news media sites. Hence the disbelief that such a high percentage are in the dark about it, however I suspect a few of those could be under 5s. Or possibly those with the same comprehension skills as yourself.

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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Re: Too Late Now @Mad Mike

Under those circumstances I would agree, however, under those same circumstances then it wouldn't be a selfie as claimed.

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Re: Too paraphrase

I was think more of what wikipedia had to pay to reproduce the image, which was even less than peanuts.

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Too paraphrase

You get monkeys, you pay peanuts.

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Re: Too Late Now

If indeed it was the macaque who pressed the shutter. Its face is up and the eyes looking straight into the lens yet there is no indications of outstretched arms or raised shoulders that would be needed to get such a view. It looks as if the monkey's hands would be around the level of its nuts in which case it would have to be looking down.

I think it was all a story to boost the image and Slater is now wishing he hadn't applied so much garnish, although had he not done so the photo wouldn't have got the exposure it did.

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Re: Well done Lester

It would more poetic to use his butt as the launch pad.

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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Re: Western morality @Chris W

Arnold, as stu and others have pointed out the response to those attacks was not for the UK to bomb Dublin nor for Spain to bomb the Basque region. In addition neither did they destroy the homes of relatives of alleged terrorists. As for one side will always be more powerful, with power comes responsibility, somethig the Israelis should have learnt from history but now the boot is on the other foot they act like the bullies they once succumbed to and are now no better than safe in the knowledge that they also have a powerful protector behind them.

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Re: Recognise the voice?

It's a London accent, don't they all sound like Michael Caine down there?

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Re: Western morality @smartypants

Unfortunately when you need to draw attention your plight you don't always have many options.

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Re: What about Google's legalese?

>So HOME Terrorist Organizations are in the clear?

Of course they are or they'd have to block all those whacky gun-toting redneck anti-government survivalist preppers and teenagers (another terrorist group) who together probably account for the majority of their audience.

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Re: Western morality

Arnold, can you tell us how many Israelis and how many Palestinians have died in the recent activity?

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The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND

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Oh good

Something to look forward to for a Monday morning.

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Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media

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Re: And the point is? @browntomatoes

And the comprehension skills of a commentard is yet again questionable. Who said police officers shouldn't have ordinary friends? They shouldn't friend victims specifically in the same way that doctors shouldn't friend patients nor teachers friend students.

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Re: And the point is?

>grossly inappropriate to warrant dismissal

And WTF do you call trying to friend the victim of a crime? Slightly naughty? It's definitely not lighthearted fun by the troops.

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

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Re: Facebook confessed in a statement that some of its users were a bit thick:

I think it says a lot more about the ones who use it.

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Facebook confessed in a statement that some of its users were a bit thick:

And I thought Americans didn't understand understatement let alone know how to use it.

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: Logic fail

Possibly because one of the other small rooms he may end up in will have a slanted board and a bucket of water nearby.

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Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!

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Ali Express?

You got off lightly. If you'd been really drunk you could have ordered it off alibaba and ended up with a container load full.

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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Re: there is a legitimate use for these...

John, I realised that but I didn't want to get in too deep about what kind of credit status someone in such circumstances would likely have, the reasons behind that and why they should be the last sort of person to go for a payday loan.

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Re: there is a legitimate use for these...

If you are going to pay off loan in full after a short time you'd be better off using a credit card.

Furthermore if you're living hand to mouth such that you can't handle a small unexpected outgoing the last thing you need is a payday loan.

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If you need a payday loan then you shouldn't get one.

What you should get is financial advice to tell you WTH you need to borrow 10 quid at +5000% APR until payday.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Re: Disgusted of Surbiton writes

If it were your age you wouldn't be writing texts. Can't say that I've ever sent one and I don't intend to start any day soon.

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Face-recog tech spots US fugitive wanted for 14 years ... from a photo

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@Credas

In that case the only reason he'd have to go back to the USA is that no other country would accpet him with a false passport. If his pasport had been valid he would have been able to go anywhere. The Nepalese wouldn't have put him on a plane, it's not like being denied entry at immigration and being sent back to where you came from.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Re: Has anyone given thought to the fact that...

>Yea...yea...I know...that's the police version...and the "eye witness" versions are different. ... But why are most people assuming that the kid was innocent?

You've said it yourself, police version(singular), "eye witness" versions (multiple). According to the article it seems he was with one friend so the other eye witnesses must be independent not his friends.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane brain surgery begins with remote incision

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Re: Other Similarity

I think by "Tridge on the other end" they mean looking over the shoulder of Linus at Tridge in the Skype window.

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No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford

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Re: umm

Read the article, they are covered by this, "devices are no larger than the maximum permitted dimensions of 150mm x 100mm"

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Uber and Lyft sitting in a tree, 'c-a-n-c-e-l-l-i-n-g each other's rides'

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Re: Uber, Lyft, stop being such dumbasses.

Cliff, you should try Madrid. The taxi drivers always ask how you want to get to wherever you want to go. When you tell them in detail they aren't too pleased.

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Re: Uber, Lyft, stop being such dumbasses.

I'd disagree. Last time I was in London the price of a shared taxi was very competetive when compared to underground fares with the advantage of being taken to where you wanted to go, not just the nearest station.

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave

Richard, I think you need to learn to comprehend what you read instead of just processing words literally.

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Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave

Richard, I know everyone here only buys M&S Real Pork Deluxe sausages made from freerange pigs who have been fed on only the finest acorns and spend their days basking in the sunshine cast over the lush green meadow they call home. Yes, I know such utopian sausagery exists, however your average British sausage is just as I have described it.

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Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave

>Sausage (Proper sausage with real meat, not the gristle filled tube of indeterminate animal parts sold in the USA)

Hahahaaaa..... Real meat content of a your average British sausage is 0. I've previously described them as being like lumpy porridge in a condom and even then I think I was being too flattering towards them.

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Re: Balderdash and Piffle ...

I had porridge this morning... with bacon bits, best of both worlds.

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eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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Re: I don't get the complaints about Mien Kampf @John Savard

>Then, after the war, they kept a tight hold on all the land they'd conquered

Ah, empire building, something we've all done quite well. Oh, wait a minute, the Americans have failed miserably at this particular skill, I don't think Israel counts as an empire. Still, keep bombing away and one day they might annexe a bit of sand in the middle east they can call home.

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Re: I don't get the complaints about Mien Kampf @John Savard

>Now, we have...

And Blair and Bush Jr. but you're less likely to get to the truth behind those two.

I don't understand all this hatred towards Russia. Don't forget that during WWII they fought against Hitler, came to the battle six months before the Americans and actually did some fighting.

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Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol

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Show some spine

I did, about three inches of it as the surgeon cut bits of cartilage out. That was about eight years ago and not had anything more than the odd ache since. Before that nothing worked to ease the pain.

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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Re: I have to defend the police here... @AC

>@Chris et al

You're obviously stupid but not stupid enough to give your name.

No they don't, for the same reason they don't send you reminders not to tie your shoe laces(*) too tight, those activities are not illegal.

(*)Shoe laces - Stringy things some people use for securing their shoes, not to be confused with velcro.

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Re: Hmmm. (Chris W)

Irongut, that is not my personal opinion but the sterotypical image that the el reg tipster was trying to convey. I have been known to don a pair of Doc Martens and while not sporting a completely bald bonce do not usually got for the flowing locks look, in which I include short back and sides. I wish it to be known that the Doc Marten wearing skinheads that I have encountered have tended to be warm, freindly, welcoming people who wouldn't hurt a fly nor say boo to a ghost, and I'm not just saying that because I don't want to get beaten up.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

>I have reason to believe

No wonder your brain's rotted, you've been watching too much TV. The ISPs response will be to tell you to sod off and get a court order. They won't know you from Jack S.... professional or otherwise. Your estimated ten minutes for all ISPs were up long ago and you've got nowhere.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

Khaptain. Just call an ISP, tell them you're the duty officer at your local nick and you'd like them to do such and such. Start now, I'm timing you. Let us know when you've got the information you've asked for.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

>Maybe a quick call to the local ISPs/Telcos to determine if any unusal activity had been recorded recently.. 10 minute call at most.

There's just no response to that. I'd ask if your head hurts but it's probably in a permanent state of numbrness.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

But we've established that the alleged busybody is a flag of St. George waving neanderthal and possibly a dailymail reader so I doubt you'll get any sound technical information from him.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

Instead of telling us what hey should have done tell us how they should have done it. How exactly were the police to have established more facts?

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

>Who suggested that? You're exaggerating.

Khaptain seems to think they could have gone round to investigate the tip off, other than such a response our fearful el reg surfer would be far gone by the time a normal police officer had got round there.

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Re: Hmmm.

>"obnoxiously flaunts the cross of St George"?

You need to read between the lines. It would appear that the anon el reg tipster is suggesting his alleged accuser may be a knuckle dragging neanderthal Doc Marten wearing skinhead devoid of the technical finesse of your average El Reg reader.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

The police response was correct, whether you like it or not. They are not going to immediately send round an armed rapid response team on a tip-off of piggy backing. They had a tip-off and the letter to residents was an appropriate response in the face of possible criminal activity going on in their neighbourhood.

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Re: I have to defend the police here...

>Why was no-one intially sent out to determine what ALL the facts were?

And who are they going to ask? The anonymous El Reg informant here only speculates that he was the person who was complained about and probably wouldn't be around to question by the time the complaint had been processed.

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WTF Do you lot think the police should do?

If someone reports they thought they saw a pickpocket operating in an area the police will issue a warning. Similarly if there have been a number of incidents of just about anything such as cars being scratched, homes being burgled or whatever.

Just because this is some chap who reported what he thought to be piggy backing and the police reaction was not to your liking you're all up on your high horses hurling abuse. You might think your technically adept but most of you are just showing how far you've got your head stuck up your backside.

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Mentions is only available to public figures with verified Pages

Shirley you could ask out intrepid playmonaut to use his celebrity status to create a page and have him check out the app.

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