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ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak

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Deadlock?

These rules are becoming so convoluted and interlaced that soon you won't be able to do anything at all online.

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You can crunch it all you like, but the answer is NOT always in the data

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Good article

It makes a refreshing change to come across people whao actually have a clue about statistics.

P.S. and not a single "It stands to reason" anywhere in the article :)

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Routine WHAT NOW? Bank of England’s CHAPS payment system goes TITSUP

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Like it

@ Ted Treen

Have one of these as well as an upvote :)

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

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Situation normal

Something Must Be Done (tm). Crims not inconvenienced in the least bit, everyone else shat upon. Not forgetting that the two most serious gun events in this country occurred after the Cops had repeated warnings about the perps.

P.S. I'm not a gun owner, and never likely to be, but ones I know are extremely responsible and have my full support on this.

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COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

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Close!

And they want to put men on Mars - best make the space domes movable!

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Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

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Difficult decisions

I can't quite work out who I have least sympathy for

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

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Sigh

It's not a 'knockoff' of anything. Linus used Minix as a platform to build with. There is not, and never was, any Minix code in Linux - as was confirmed by the writer of Minix. Maybe you think Linus should have entered the code on bare metal with banks of switches.

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Well I'm sure peeps have their own interpretation of his actions, but all the instances I've read about where Linus loses his rag, occur after a fairly long and painful process of him trying to get people to realise they have made a mistake, and perhaps they'd like to fix it - soon.

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US government fines Intel's Wind River over crypto exports

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I wonder what Visa and Mastercard think of this.

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

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The fear is strong in this one

A control freak's fear of losing that control.

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Another ICANN Board member resigns

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More like Fifi

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Hey, go easy on the old girl

She is simply the evidence that...

"It may be your only purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others."

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New EU digi tsar survives Twitter grillling

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Hmmm

Seems to start well, but does he have the stamina?

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HP hops aboard hyperconverged infrastructure bandwagon

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Wot?

infrastructure bandwagon hyperconverged

bandwagon hyperconverged infrastructure

infrastructure hyperconverged bandwagon

infraconverged bandstructured hyperwagon

Nope, makes no sense however you put it... but the last is the closest!

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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My thought.

Doesn't he look old

P.S. ... and that from someone more than 0x40

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Need to switch from Windows Server 2003? Here’s a workshop just for you

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What is this "Windows Server" you speak of?

... the one with "Linux From Scratch" in the pocket.

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Confusing

Nobody knows whether it goes thi' sway or tha' sway or 't-other sway.

... not even the people from Swale

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Deutsche Telecom's BRATTY OFFSPRING earns parent €38m fine

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So when is it BTs turn?

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Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND

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On the contrary

With all the court papers Apple have filed, I would think they've made a major contibution to the industry worldwide!

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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A personal experience

I'm 5ft 11, and until a couple of months ago was 14.5 stone. I was getting plenty of exercise, but was eating too many doughnuts (brought in for all of us by a well meaning secretary). Just cutting those out and making no other changes has brought my weight down to 13.5 stone, which is what I used to weight about 30 years ago. The only downside is that I'm going have to buy new, slimmer, trousers.

According to the BMI stuff, that still leaves me about a stone 'overweight'. I disagree.

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Shoppers shun slabs to give Gartner's Q3 PC numbers a rosy glow

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I did my bit

I bought one real computer this year

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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As only a moderately capable Linuxian, when things started breaking for no apparent reason, it was quicker and easer to go back than try and work out why apparently unrelated things were no longer working. More recently when I tried to uninstall the wretched thing on a different machine there was a laundry list of programs that would also be removed :(

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As an 'ordinary' user, systemD creeping into debian (virtually unannounced) has caused me major problems when trying to keep machines up-to-date and secure, such that on two of them I've had to go back and do a complete re-install of squeeze. I don't really want to move to another distro - it's a whole new learing curve - but I'm teetering on the brink.

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It's not you, it's Three. Mobe network goes titsup across UK

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Re: remember for a lot of people

Oi! Us South-Easters don't want to be associated with that London mob. Sooner they build a wall round the M25 the better!

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Ofcom chief exec Ed Richards to step down in December

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He's leaving. So?

Will anyone notice?

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UK reforms on private copying and parody come into force

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The real issue.

They don't want you to have a permanent copy at all. Even CDs have a finite life, but if you can make multiple private copies, purely as backup, then that, to them, is a lost sale. Even worse if you originally got a 'soft' copy.

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Leaked: Mobile operators' SCARE campaign against net neutrality

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What more can you say, when you already have utter contempt for these greedy bastards?

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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Something not entirely clear

If you got your tax + disk near the end of September, do you still need to display it?

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New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality

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There is no hope!

The man hasn't got a clue.

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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Re: Stunningly obvious 'discovery' - H2 verses H2O

Downvoting my downvote comment too. Clearly I'm rattling some cages.

Good ... any advance on 3? :)

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Re: Panic! - you're bunch of arm chair chemists

Downvotes? Can it be we actually have two DM readers here?

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Panic!

We are literally awash with an alien substance. Tell the Daily Mail.

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Reg hands portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum to lucky compo winner

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Re: For the full authentic experience...

... and it should have a horrible metalic key??? (not going to call it a keyboard)

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FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

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Scare Tactics

So how much are they after this time?

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'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

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The only good thing about this is that it just might stop some innocent driver being traumatised when he runs down one of the brain-dead saps.

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Will Europe's ISPs unmask anonymous IP infringers?

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A thought experiment

Let's suppose the media maffia get their way here.

Let's also suppose that nobody finds an alternative way to distribute files.

What will they do when they find their business is still going down the tubes?

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Re: Minor note

I think that when you've untangled all the 'creative' accounting and tax evasion it's closer to 90% profit.

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Did something important happen on Friday?

Yes, actually. I was able to sign off a three week project.

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Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

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Load of codswallop.

If you wander off to the SOS website, and dig around a bit, you'll find an excellent article on digital audio, that goes into the science in great detail.

Short version -

16bit is a greater dynamic range than your ears can stand (taking into account room background).

44.1kHz will definitely resolve up to 22kHz perfectly accurately.

So, to just play your music, a well mastered and recorded CD is all you need. Higher bit depth and sample rates are only needed if you're intending to go into music production.

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Cracked it - Vulture 2 power podule fires servos for 4 HOURS

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So, onward and (hopefully) upward then.

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As bankruptcy looms for RadioShack, we ask its chief financial officer... oh. He's quit

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Contrary to what 'Just call me Dave' claims, we haven't exited the last recession. If anything we're barely marking time.

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Alibaba: Just kidding about that $21bn IPO ... we actually want $25bn

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The IPO also gives them more credibility, which will benefit them when selling goods ouside Asia, and in itself will increase the stock value.

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eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site

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Tinfoil Hat time?

Is it my imagination or is the Internet in general getting steadily more flakey?

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In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE

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Not really taking sides here, but all the washing machine doors I've seen could take a considerable amount of force.

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Zzzzzzzzz {ploink}

Someone call? Oh, Apple sold out 1st day.

zzzzZZZZZZZZ.

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

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Re: Hurrah for the rule of law, we say.

Shouldn't that be 'underware of' ?

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Re: Now now...

... and how many were even archaeologists?

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Let XKCD's Randall Munroe satisfy your curiosity in this excerpt from his book, What If

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Been following XKCD for yonks, and 'What If' since it started., Always interesting, fun and zany.

Couldn't read the link above - I'm not prepared to enable the laundry list of javascript :(

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It's official: LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm is PANTS

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I've just had a thought

... it desn't happen too often these days.

Has the gender or LOHAN been establised?

The reason I ask is that if male, then PANTS are undergarments and maybe a wee bit rude for ths Fine Family Friendly Forum (hmmm, 16 bit) whereas if female then the undergarments would be panties and we'd be OK.

This seems to be a most important issue that should probably elicit a substansive response.

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