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Amazon quietly un-wipes remotely wiped Kindle

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Bar Stewards

How do companies get so arrogant that they feel they can ride rough-shod over all user rights?

Why are the politicians (who are supposed to represent us) doing nothing about this?

Oh, yeah. Right.

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US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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What about the Vauxhall Nova - translates to 'Doesn't Go' in some countries

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Yes but...

That was in Australia.

Also the patentee had his fingers crossed.

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Gaping network port with easy-to-guess password? You ARE the 79%

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The 'Shields Up' website is useful for giving a quick idea of your general vulnerability - along with a few suggestions. Slightly disappointingly, they do seem to assume everyone is running Windows!

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Windows 8: An awful lot of change for a single release

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It seems very clear to me that Microsoft, Apple, Google, Canonical are all hell-bent on turning computers into pure content consumer devices. The question is, who will make the systems needed by those of us who create that content?

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Amazon's Virginia cloud data center knocked out – again

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I told them it would all end in tears, but would they listen? Noooooo.

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Samsung Display: Apple hasn't kicked our LCDs out of its garden

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Totally unsurprising, both the action and the 'explanation'.

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US accused of hypocrisy over cyber warfare

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Re: The Good News

We aren't getting close... we are already there.

Run down manufacturing.

Sold off the infrastructure.

'No child left behind' (tm) micky-mouse education.

Government by crisis/old-pals-act.

No effective police accountability.

Financial chaos.

Zero prospects for most school leavers.

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The Good News

The majority of past empires were eventually brought down by internal decay and corruption - looks like the US is getting pretty close.

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Curiosity scoops up SHINY BITS from the RED SANDS of MARS!

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Re: Quoth the rover...

... and a million fanbois gasped in yearning.

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They've only gone and HACKED the WEATHER

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Just totally bemused by this. I think I need one (or several) of these.

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Ofcom probe into telcos jacking-up charges halfway through contracts

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Re: This is actually about whether OFCOM can be bothered to do its job or not

Ahhhh.

A thing of great beauty.

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Ancient 16m-yr-old beastie caught riding on much bigger flying mount

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Fascinating stuff - can't help feeling as bit sorry for the victims.

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Northgate IS issues suppliers with Ts&Cs change ultimatum

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Not just a pay cut, but backdated too - how is this even legal?

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Snoopers Charter is for 'incompetent criminals, accidental anarchists'

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So how many politicians, bankers and sundry officials does he believe these measures will catch?

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Pints all round as Register Special Projects hacks hack off feet

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Pah!

I still (and will continue to) use whatever measurement system is appropriate for the job. I got a new kitchen sink today, to my surprise it turned out to be exactly 1 broken stick long. Wasn't that convenient?

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It's official: Apple will reveal 'a little more' on October 23

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I became immune to this stupid teasing before I hit my teens. Someone tries it and I just get up and go and do something more interesting.

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Kaspersky Lab to create new OS 'to save the world'

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Agree code should be completely in the open for all to see and poke about with, but I'd go further.

The OS itself should be in ROM.

The program should be in flash memory with a physical switch stopping it from being overwritten in 'run' mode.

The OS should disallow any code execution in RAM.

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Santander downplays risk of 'personal data-stuffed' cookies

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On the other hand...

... if they go tits up does that mean I don't have to pay off the rest of my mortgage?

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McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

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About Tucking Fime

that's all

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Water, water everywhere on the Moon: But not a drop to drink

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Think I need new glasses

... run tests at the poles and take hd pics...

Read that as

... run tests, and the proles take hd pics...

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Re: Another common misquotation

Pah! Beat me to it.

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Endeavour: donuts and a Toyota ease shuttle's drive through L.A.

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O reely?

Silent Running

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Personally I would have rather they didn't cut down the trees.

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Microsoft sues Google directly in German Maps-on-Moto lawsuit

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Re: Google Lawyer Representing Moto

They weren't 'insulated'. The trolls were deliberately pussyfooting around them, probably in the hope of building up precidence.

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Metric versus imperial: Reg readers weigh in

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Pah!

I don't have any difficulty using either Imperial or Metric, or even a combination of the two. I would guess the same is true for anyone with even a modicum of mathematical ability.

... and if they don't have that ability, maybe they should let other people do the measuring.

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Is lightspeed really a limit?

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Wot I Fink

Without a shadow of doubt LightSpeed are the absolute limit with their continued attempts to game the system and demand everyone else pays for the privilege.

Oh, wait. Is that not what we're talking about?

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Bloomberg's bomb: How SEC shredded Facebook's pre-IPO claims

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On the other hand...

an original split windscreen MM is possibly worth more than a Porsche

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Iran says its infosec defences foiled oil hack

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Re: Patience mode: on (And again ...Morons that can't read an article...)

Has it not occurred to you that they might actually have two networks, only the admin one connected to the outside world?

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Why will UK web supersnoop plan cost £1.8bn? That's a secret

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... and by the time they think they've got all their ducks in a row, the bad guys will be long gone and the only ones they'll catch will be Joe Blogs the moonlighting builder, and Fred Nash the bigamist.

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Massive strike at Foxconn's iPhone 5 factory

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Am I in the wrong place?

This seems to be the first post that shows any real concern about the Chinese people that work in these slave pits.

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LOHAN plugs into some hot LiPo treatment

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Does the battery generate heat itself while discharging? - apart from the exploding variety!

If so, that will help as you won't be trying to start the system at altitude, just running it while you get there.

Also, you could preheat everything while still on the ground - take the motor near to it's maximum safe temperature before launch.

For over-temperature protection you need something like:

Airpax sanata Part No. 67L070

These are very small (TO220) and operate as a simple switch in series with the heater.

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Perth porkfest crowned ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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How do we know the voting wasn't rigged? I notice the purported winner came from a commercial establishment. Could there have been vote stuffing as well a gob stuffing going on?

Brown sauce Yeeuk!

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Google trains Army's information Top Guns in data skills

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Re: Google taking over the military...

Who? Google or the Military?

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Astroboffins to search for mega-massive alien power plants

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I for one...

Welcome our Ringworld Engineer overlords

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Samsung expects whopping $7.3bn profit from mobes

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The thing is, Apple only has one product, and that's not phones or tablets. It is 'Cool'. Should they ever lose that (not beyond the bounds of possibility) they are likely to sink like a stone. Samsung, on the other hand, has no 'Cool' to speak of, but it does have a huge product portfolio. I don't see it losing all of those lines in the immediate future.

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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

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Re: @Maty Great timing

<AOL mode = "on">

Me too

</AOL mode>

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OK - who just bought a biz PC? Oh wait, none of you did

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I haven't bought a computer for about 3 years, simply because both of mine in daily use (and the netbook) are more than adequate for my needs. They are more than fast enough for what I do - and one is used as a DAW - better screen resolution than my eyes (apart from the netbook) and less than half the HD space used.

Why should I think about changing?

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Nominet mulls killing off the .co from .co.uk

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Dunno why nobody promotes the existing .ltd.uk - supposedly only available to limited companies (which should be a good chunk of them).

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Tim Cook: 'So sorry for Apple's crap maps app - try Bing or Nokia'

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Re: Maps must be fun

Well now, being another 'elderly and confused' I reckon you're seriously overstating 'their' magical powers. Besides, with a little forethought you can ensure that they only track who you want them to think you are.

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Re: Apple has peaked

Agreed. What's more these sociopaths are such a weedy lot. Nothing like the good old psychopaths they apparently replaced.

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Vote now for the ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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Get rid of the butter and I'm with you.

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Re: Get a grip

Nobody asked about a 'Great British Breakfast'. This is all about the Bacon Sarnie - a culinary icon that stands apart from lowlier comestibles. Keep all your frippery. I want just bacon and bread. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: None of the above

Same here.

HP source - Ugh

Avian embyro - Euw

Green stuff - {shudder}

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Draft UK libel law forces websites to axe mudslinging comments

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... and another thing

Why do I keep reading the title as:

Daft UK libel law

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Presumably the gubbermint thought there was a risk that some other country might catch up on our extreme libel laws.

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Re: What a stupid law!

Non-issue.

If you ask WBM to remove your content they will, provided you can demonstrate that you are the rightful copyright owner.

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World's power-grid cyber breach traced to notorious Chinese crew

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That's Odd

Mine is now reading:

Send $100,000 to &%^*$%* if you want your power back on. Tell the cops and you'll never have elecricity again. Mmmhhaaaa

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Zombies are attacking America – researchers

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Re: Live in fear

The actual religion that fundies latch onto is in fact irrelevant. If Islam were to magically disappear, they would just leech off another one. It is the extremists who distort the religion, not the other way round.

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HMRC becomes first gov tentacle to buy cloud through G-Cloud

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1) So when (not if) the whole thing goes tits-up will we all be fined for non-payment of taxes, even though we were unable to do so?

2) Does Skyscape Cloud have any US connections? If so I'm sure our 'friends' will be delighted to have access to all the country's finances.

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