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Size does matter, chaps: Oversized todgers an evolutionary handicap

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Re: Cock size

Genitals change and evolve very quickly indeed according to selective pressures

stop, please

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Great Western Railway warns of great Western password reuse: Brits told to reset logins

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Re: No email here

I just went on to reset my password only to find that the existing (browser remembered) password didn;t work. I hadn't reached the point in the article that mentioned the general reset nor seen the email from GWR that only arrived five minutes ago. Normal password reset process worked ok though.

Email said my account was not breached but they had forced a password reset anyway

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German sauna drags punters to court over naked truth

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no happy ending?

letters-->igmc

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VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

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culture wars... ...in a good way

I think that the article (and most of the comments) could be summed up in the old direction advice: "the best way to get to over there is not to start from over here" yet here we are, and as well as getting to there we have to balance competing (and contradictory) goals, resource constraints, legacy investments and organisational politics. Take three axes of success and you can pick (at most) two of them. Achieving at least one is a better-than-average day in my book. We need both the single track, mission-poster nutters as well as the pragmatists to move forward in balance as there is not right answer and no point pretending that there is.

This sort of diverse, opinionated, unpredictable, irreverent but mostly constructive and respectful discussion is what I have always liked about el reg

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Birds can feel Earth's magnetic fields? Yeah, that might fly. Bioboffins find vital sense proteins

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Re: How would it feel?

You know how you can make a magnet by pointing a length of metal, eg a screwdriver in line with the earths magnetic field and striking it? That was a hell of a "strike" 65 million years ago when birds were still dinosaurs.

So you are saying that this is some sort of racial memory of being successed by a meteor when dinosaurs roamed the earth? I would say that sounds legit except surely the dinos/birds would have had to be dynamised by extreme dilution. And Requel welch would be able to sense magnets too. How does that fucking work? :-)

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My Tibetan digital detox lasted one morning, how about yours?

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Other Spas are available

"Women prefer their best friends to their husband, study finds"

https://www.indy100.com/article/married-women-prefer-best-friends-husbands-study-research-champneys-health-spa-relationships-8293491

Luxury vendor commissions survey which discovers that people prefer consuming their product to alternative activities. It must have been a relief to marketing when the result went the way they were hoping

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I say, I say, I say: What's the difference between a king penguin and liquid?

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Re: What's average airspeed velocity

loaded or unl...

...oh, never mind

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Elon Musk's mighty erection fires sperm at orbiting space station

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Re: confirmation classes

This is NASA. They wouldn't use dirty sheets. They'd spend oodles of money on astro-wanking-socks.

True that. Still, with the increase in home working these days they should be better placed to defray their costs in a larger market.

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confirmation classes

From the article:

> but there have been no confirmed cases low-Earth ejaculation so far.

Now, I am not a doctor or a professional in any other biological science, however, my understanding from vaguely remembered biology classes... [a need to drain reservoirs]

Emphasis added to confirmed. It just means that they bundle up the dirty sheets and stuff them into old supply capsules without thinking too much about how starchy they are

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2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

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Re: "the monolith is a representation of a wideframe cinema screen rotated 90°."

Nope, sorry. The dimensions of the Monolith are explicitly given as being in the ratio 1:4:9 - the first three square numbers. The ratio of a cinema screen is 2.35:1, not the necessary 2.25:1.

I applaud your pedantry (obvs) but must also point out that 6*9<>42

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Tech’s big lie: Relations between capital and labor don't matter

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Re: Where did it go wrong?

Today, thins have evolved. Commodity hardware has become cheap as chips - you buy but a pi zero (faster than the Vax I worked on ~27 years ago) for the cost of a round in London pub.

I call bullshit until you can name a London pub where you can get a round for GBP15 or less

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10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

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Re: We put a man into space/landed on the moon? between 1961 and 1969.

umm, pretty sure that was the septics...

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Take the dashboard too literally and your brains might end up all over it

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Happens mostly with older cars of course, but modern cars often stay on the road for 15-20 years.

isn't a modern car that has stayed on the road for 15-20 years an old car by then?

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Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body

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Re: Education

I always thought that lighting was supposed to show a STEADY or STATIC white lamp at the front of a bike or vehicle and equally the same (in red, of course) for the rear, so doesn't that make the flashers (if you pardon the expression) technically illegal?

You were correct until over a decade ago*. Here is some education. You're welcome.

*there are an awful lot of UK non-compliant bicycle lights on the market and in use

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User asked why CTRL-ALT-DEL restarted PC instead of opening apps

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Re: Feeling Old...

I'm getting the impression that the whole development of personal computing was driven by the desire to play games?

8-bit (or text based) graphics were not so well suited to teh pronz so what you gonna do?

maybe that -------->

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Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

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Re: Do the right thing

"It's with whom I live not who I live with"

Ah, so it was you I saw leaving my Aunt's house the other day...

I am feeding the South Sea Bubble whilst Auntieis on her hollibobs

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Re: Do the right thing

...for who.

It's with whom I live not who I live with

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China to offer recoverable satellites-as-a-service

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About time that ALL satellites were made recoverable

They need a deposit scheme. They could use Newsagents as the collection network. They already have the experience

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Google to 'forget me' man: Have you forgotten what you said earlier?

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"The delisting would be a specific url / news article when the search term was NT2's name."

How would the URL/news article be specified? If it's just existing material listed in the court case it wouldn't protect against someone rehashing the material and publishing a new article. The only way to deal with the latter case would be for Google to review any new material featuring the name or variants of it as they're encountered.

I imagine it wouldn't suppress new material. If such were to emerge it would be up to NT2 to seek an injunction against the new publisher (which would presumably be easier than against contemporaneous publishers) and/or a delisting request with Google (which would presumably also be easier by reason of precedent)

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Re: Journalists in court

Long form journalism is a dying art.

You won't believe what happened next

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Office junior had one job: Tearing perforated bits off tractor-feed dot matrix printer paper

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spirit duplcator sensory memories

That smell (when operated in a school store cupboard). That purple ink. Much better than cruddy thermal paper photostat machines which stank of ozone, curled up like bastards and faded almost as quickly as you could read them

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

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Re: Not useful

The lower bound, however, is extremely low in astronomical terms. It's one planet. Here.

Maybe not even that high if you take me into account in your averages

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Man who gave interviews about his crimes asks court to delete Google results

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Re: So if I fall prey to NT2 ...

>>Anyway: why go after search engines, surely the newspapers, etc, are the right targets ?

cos they have the most money!

Wait, what? Newspapers are beating Google at business?

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Re: Good luck to him

The general rule of thumb with the Right To Be Forgotten is that it doesn't work if you are someone who could realistically have a Wikipedia entry about them.

Well a goog search for NT2's name returns NT2's wiki page as the the top result. Details of his crime and conviction comprise a substantial proportion of the page content though so I am not sure how that affects the result of your test.

It's also hard to see how NT2 could expect anyone with a reason to care about his history (such as a professional relationship) not to know about it. Perhaps bringing the case is simply part of a personal PR strategy of some sort

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CEO of smartmobe outfit Phantom Secure cuffed after cocaine sting, boast of murder-by-GPS

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Re: Quite simple realky

Ban criminals and make their activities illegal.

Governments should do something about this.

But that will only stop the good guys from being criminals. Then all your criminals will be bad guys.

Wait, what?

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Millionaire-backed science fiction church to launch Scientology TV network

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Re: Adverts for holidays

Tom Cruises

do they stray outside the closet?

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UK's air accident cops are slurping data from pilots' fondleslabs

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Re: This

is a good thing.

Even if the report conclusion is that the crash was caused by the pilot being distracted by a new candy crush high score?

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Age checks for UK pr0n site visitors on ice as regulator cobbles together some guidance

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Re: How is Porn Harmful

Being serious for a moment, I understand one concern is that over-stimulation from teh pr0nz and excessive onanism can cause issues with sexual response IRL. The sheer ubiquity of digital porn makes the potential scale of this sort of thing a different issue to earlier generations.

Others raise concerns over the depersonalising effect of the tropes of a main-steam porn monoculture on the many splendoured spectrum of behaviours and practices that is human sexuality as well as the commercialisation of the same.

Also, the risk friction burns.

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opportunity knockers

Perhaps we are at the at the dawn of a renaissance of analogue pr0nz. There must be some fire-sale priced magazine printing plant up for sale from all of the other print mags slowly going bust. Might be a good time to invest.

Also investing in research into age verification on road-side hedge access could be a way of hedging (do you see what I did there) your risks in the next business cycle after that.

Gaze at her while you still can -------->

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Less than half of paying ransomware targets get their files back

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Re: That headline: Fewer... (please?)

every time you correct my grammar I love you a little fewer...

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Screw everything! French swingers campsite up for sale, owners 'tired'

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Re: professional restaurant

Well, you don't want an armature restaurant do you...

I suspect there will be reg commentards interested in exactly that sort of thing

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UK data watchdog's inaugural tech strategy was written with... *drumroll* Word 2010

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Re: Really?

They don't get the money, it goes elsewhere (probably treasury). My partner works for another regulator, they earn a she'd load by also offering pre-assessment advice, but they're not aloud to spend it. There budget is strictly set by government guidelines..

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'A sledgehammer to crack a nut': Charities slam UK voter ID trials

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My recollection is that I've always received a polling card through the post before a local or general election, which I've presented to the officiating officer at the polling station prior to voting.

There is no need to present your polling card. I rarely do. You just have to give a name that corresponds to one on the electoral roll at your designated polling station. You get ticked off their list. Double voting is only easy if you are on more than one electoral roll which students are quite likely to be.

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123 Reg suffers deja vu: Websites restored from August 2017 backups amid storage meltdown

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Re: Why do people still use 123reg ?

because it looks unprofessional to use a facebook page and yahoo email addy for your business?

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New algorithm could help self-driving cars scout out hidden objects

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Re: Vibrations

Speed of processing data I think is always going to be key in the real world.

I would have thought that shrinking the shark enclosure enough for in-vehicle mounting will also be quite tricky.

I'll be here all week folks so no need to come round the corner to see me

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Facebook regrets asking whether it's OK to let adult men ask underage girls for smut pix

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Make it a criminal offence to file a false report, See how many they get then.

1. Even simpler, just make it a criminal offence to request nudes from underage girls

2. ????

3. then see how many people try it.

simples

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Copper feel, fibre it ain't: Ads regulator could face court for playing hard and fast with definitions

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truth in advertising

Put out a series of ads that go for something the customer will understand:

Enough speed to run a VPN for all your pr0nz (and al your neighbours too) without the need to explain to the rest of the family why their Netflix keeps on buffering

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Stop slurping NHS data to enforce immigration laws? Not on your nellie, huffs UK Home Office

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Re: Bigots

Do you have any idea what you are talking about?

"They argue it might stop migrants seeking medical help" is missing a crucial word. ILLEGAL.

It's a national health service, not INTERNATIONAL. For those who pay into it.

What makes you think there is a correlation between people who 'pay into the NHS', people who are entitled to free treatment from the NHS, illegal immigrants and people who are suspicious of the Home Office?

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Star Paws: Attack of the clones

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Cloning As A Service

Personally my master VC startup plan was always to figure out how to stop a dogs gene expression in the "cute puppy" stage then $$$.

Shirley the beauty of a cloning operation is that you simply issue a new clone as sson as the current pet approaches the end of cute puppiness. Endless puppy for the owner, repeat fees for you. Perhaps you could grind up the no-longer-cute dogs as food for the new clones or render them for glue or something to further defray costs?

Dammit, ninjaed by @LewisRage

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Cryptocurrencies kill people and may kill again, says Bill Gates

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Guns don't kill people, rappers do.

It's the truth man, his mother have actually got a penis.

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Fender's 'smart' guitar amp has no Bluetooth pairing controls

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It might be a vulnerability if someone turns it up to 11 and blasts pink noise through it

I think a brown note might be more of a concern

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Voice assistants are always listening. So why won't they call police if they hear a crime?

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Re: An actual usefull scenario...

huge assumptions (e.g. no-one sits still on the floor, ergo alarm)

#thefloorislava

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Amateur astronomer strikes it lucky with first glimpse of a Supernova

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Re: Discoverers v. academics

I would rather be facing the right direction and know what I saw than have to build a career on the discoveries of others

One suspects that Mr Buso's (impressive) ability to recognise and identify the phenomenon was almost certainly derived from the shoulders of giants rather than derived entirely from first principles. I take my hat off to his infinitesimal contribution to the sum of human knowledge

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Re: Nova GSi?

Are these things anything like the Vauxhall Chevette?

Mechanically, perhaps. Culturally, not so much.

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New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination

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Re: Animal Farm

>>I've got a copy somewhere, must re-read it. If I could be bothered

Never mind, just watch the animated version then...

I have a vague recollection of a live-action film version from the 80s maybe. Based on the recollection I won't be googling for more details from work though

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Australia joins the 'decrypt it or we'll legislate' club

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Re: Stand up and speak

how a GGOB can be made to work

It's a variation on the underpants gnomes model:

1 sign huge public sector contract to provide GGOB services

2 Profit

3 ???

...while protecting trillions of currently secure transactions in banking, medicine, commerce, government, military, personal and wherever else legitimate privacy needs exist. (Don't even think of bringing up security-thru-obscurity.)

Wait wat? I stopped listening after 2

For 10 bonus points, explain how ...

For what, do I need bonus points at this stage?

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Facebook's big solution to combating election ad fraud: Snail mail

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Re: They can use street view as well.

Just use the same tool as you. Tech cuts both ways you know.

I use Bing for my secret squirrel stuff. Nobody expects that.

Even he doesn't watch bing----------------->

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Oi! Verizon leaked my fiancée's nude pix to her ex-coworker, says bloke

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Re: "discretely copied"

So they copied them a bit at a time?

Well I guess it was a separate transaction from the one they were asked to perform and, since they were caught, they weren't that discreet

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: controversial bro-grammer ?

Damore has a MS in Sociobiology from Harvard,

The one for people?

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Top tip: Don't bother with Facebook's two-factor SMS auth – unless you love phone spam

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I no longer have a television

and I've not missed it.

wait, what? Wrong thread, sorry

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