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1910 posts • joined 28 Aug 2007

TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

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Re: And here we go again...

>they passed a law making it legal to compel a suspect to give up encryption keys.

They don't need to pass laws in the UK to make something legal. Everything is legal unless a law says otherwise. You seem to imply there is law that would allow law enforcement to torture you until you handed over a key which would be illegal. I think you mean they can prosecute you if you don't give up a key, not quite the same thing.

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WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

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What the hell was that

Must be the most incomprehensible article ever. I've re-read it a few times and I still can't make head nor tail of it. OK, there are a few lucid lines in the middle but the rest is pure waffle.

Take away Jasper's beer allowance or send me a few pints so I can make sense of him.

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LOHAN tin-rattles to a whopping £27,000 on Kickstarter

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Re: only my opinion

So two minutes testing then. You can't rush a good cuppa, nor a bacon sarnie.

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Stonehenge's HUMAN ABATTOIR was just a prehistoric Burning Man hippyfest site

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Example of the tinfoil hattery

And the really scary thing about that commentard is he'll probably not only have a gun but a whole cupboard full of them.

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Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names

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Re: Facebook have backed down in the past @banjomike

You think The Duke has something to worry about. Look up Shirley Crabtree and then think of the obvious response when you called him Shirley.

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Replacement suitcase???

This doesn't ring true. So someone just gave her a suitcase that had been laying about for a while without knowing it had something in it. I've had luggage go missing and found and was told it's standard practice to inspect all lost luggage. You could say the explosives were hidden in the suitcase but she didn't have any difficulty finding them so they can't have been. Besides for a training exercise there is no need to do this.

Most probably nicked it then did a deal with the police, give back the explosives in return for no charges.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

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Re: Miss the bloke, not the (Bond) films

Best chase stunt, Man With The Golden Gun, bridge out jump. 100% classic and none of that CGI crap. The look on Clifton James face made you believe he was really about to go across.

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@TimeMaster T

How can you not remember the name of Dr No? Appeared in the first Bond film and the real clue is that his name is also the name of the film. Goldfinger is another easy one to remember.

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Scottish independence: Will it really TEAR the HEART from IT firms?

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Re: Sod the IT arguments

Wow, a few downvotes, bet they're from Scots who don't want Blair either.

Go on, vote for independence, let's take Blair's passport off him and send him back.

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Sod the IT arguments

I would have handed them independence at the first hint Blair would become prime minister, sent him back to Edinburgh and rebuilt Hadrian's wall but a lot, lot higher.

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

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List maker

I was looking for a shopping list maker app this very morning but when I saw one was by Google Inc. I had the sudden thought that they'd use my lists to either blast me with adverts or sell on the info. Went and got a new block of post-its from the secretary instead.

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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Re: Multi-user authentication?

No, the NSA don't need a password to login.

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Primarily [linked to the] geographical catchment area [of] the United States and England,

So how does that work then? How can you tell where a gmail.com account user is based without having more details? Did the hackers enter the accounts one by one and discard those where the user had selected a non US/UK or possibly DK location? Does google keep your details on different servers based on where you claim to live? Or maybe the accounts are even older and from the time when you had to be invited to have a gmail account and would more likely be a US based user? All sounds rather odd.

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: Good for them say I

Confirmed, 14 years old.

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Re: Good for them say I

Maybe so Geoffrey, but you know the sad part is that people overlook the intended point and read more into an off hand comment than what is there.

On the other hand it could just be possible that some consider any contact between a male and female must be of a sexual nature (usually those between the ages of 12 and 13, 14 if they are really slow developers) and who would rather put their lard arses on the sofa and endure Jeremy Kyle and his ilk than camp outside contemplating their navel, a labour I have always found beneficial and much more gratifying than the former activity.

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Re: What is sad about this?

>to be the first to use them.

Couldn't you have gone behind a bush?

Is this like marking your territory?

There's more, but my day is done so I'm off home.

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Re: The next Apple product I own

Steve, if you mean me, don't worry, I'll redeem myself later.

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Re: Good for them say I @Valeyard

So you've got a small dick as well as no sense of humour. I hope you're not British because according to John Cleese you've lost out on two points.

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Re: "I'm standing outside ... "

Or. more topical, have they started to claim their places for the next royal birth?

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Good for them say I

If they've nothing else to do then why not.Much better than sitting at home watching big brother or some other puerile show that passes for entertainment these days and they get paid for it. I could see myself doing it if only to piss of the haters.

Any pics of Bonnie? She might need company, er, I mean protection.

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Re: The next Apple product I own

I'll never understand why some people dislike Apple as much as others like them, you're all as bad as each other.I generally buy whatever is most suitable at the time.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

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Re: it is a shame

This isn't about the killing of one man. It's about the legal issues surrounding the video of it.

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Police would definitely use that information against them if they got the chance

Nothing new there, the police would use a picture of you picking your nose against you if they could.

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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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