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4289 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Re: Bravo madam!

If the gov is left wing I'd hate to see your idea of right wing.

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." - George Orwell

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Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...

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Eviscerated!

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(world cup and all)

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Cryptography is the Bombe: Britain's Enigma-cracker on display in new home

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TNMOC ROCKS

I love the smell of old transformers and tubes!

Well done all.

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Because, if you want immorality

...just quote the Bible.

Who stole America?

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Donald Trump trumped as US Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban

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The Emperor is clueless

The Great Dumpling fails again.

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US-CERT warns of more North Korean malware

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In related NEWS

The President has received a nifty new USB drive from the recent North Korean meeting.

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Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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So, no modded V8s in Switzerland then?

Guy across the street seems to be prepping for Bathurst.

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Geoboffins baffled as Ceres is crawling with carbon organics

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Windows

I blame

Fly tippers

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

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Call it crazy but...

I'm more inclined to "trust" the Russians than the 5 Eyes and Euros these days.

None are really trustworthy but you do need to use some protection online.

Besides, the REAL threat to people's IDs are the various social media platforms where users literally give away their info.

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Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

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How long until...

1. The use of masks is de rigueur in public life.

2. The use of masks is made illegal in public life.

?

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Kepler finds three Earth-sized exoplanets, but they're too hot to handle

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Combustion point for beach towels

If there was any chance of pools of liquid water, you can bet the Germans have already put out their towels.

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In World Cup Russia, our Wi-Fi networks will log on to you!

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Re: Why would you even let Russia host the world cup ?

Yes.

Money.

It's big-sport, it's corrupt.

Da.

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nbn™ ponders a gamers' gate to throttle heavy wireless users

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Don't mention the crap network

Blame the users.

What a crock.

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Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat

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PR

Stage managed fluff for the news cycle.

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Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password

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Stopped using Twitter a while ago

I mean, even the President of the United States Twitter account has been hacked by an absolute moron. The guy who runs the account is clearly demented, so what's the point?

Sad.

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What could Facebook possibly do next to reassure privacy fears? Yup – make a dating app

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Crisis? What crisis?

The minions will lap this dating lark up just the same.

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UK Parliament roars: Oi! Zuck! Get in here for a grilling – or you'll get a Tower of London tour

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Appear in the UK?

Doesn't that Facebook thingy have a chat feature?

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Facebook can't admit the truth, says data-slurp boffin Kogan

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You supply the (personal) data for free

We let you access a network while we sell the info on to whoever can pay.

Your privacy is very important to us *

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* We don't want any other company to get it (without paying)

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Bungling cops try to use dead chap's fingers to unlock his smartmobe

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FAIL

They shoot the guy dead

Then they abuse the body.

Classy.

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Facebook privacy audit by auditors finds everything is awesome!

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Never hold an internal enquiry

Unless you know what the outcome will be.

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We 'could' send troubled Watchkeeper drones to war, insists UK minister

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Cancel the program. Gut them, paint them bright yellow and...

....cement them in place in kiddies playgrounds.

Everyone wins.

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Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds

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As someone looking at a long-haul flight in 3 weeks (Oz - UK)

Y E S

P L E A S E

Windows are over rated.

Sleeping is easy.

Icon: That's what I look like after 20 hours of flying...

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They're back! 'Feds only' encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

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Simple, just call: 36-24-36

It's time you made a stand

For a fee

I'm happy to be

Your back door man...

-------

Mine's the one with the school cap in it.

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In a sorry state again: Zuckerberg dusts off apology playbook in mea culpa to Congress

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Well, technically, we didn't stuff up

It was our intention all along...we just figured that nobody would care.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a terrible leak of drone buyers' data

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Damn it!

I'd better check my latest purchase from "NuclearSubsForLess"

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Facebook suspends, investigates CubeYou, another data-harvester

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It's as if...

...the whole thing is just a giant personal information slurping monster designed by people with ulterior motives....

Hmmmmmm

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Facebook’s in real trouble now: Australia’s opened a probe

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For more information

Please refer to the Federal Government Facebook page....

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Facebook can’t count, says Cambridge Analytica

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Oh, "no more than 30 million"

That's fine then.

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As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots

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The schadenfreude is strong

My current status: Deeply amused.

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nbn™ loses its head: CEO Bill Morrow bails

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Hmmm, "nearly done"

I'd like to see the definition of that claim better defined.

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Doomed Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 crashes into watery Pacific grave

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Re: More trash for the ocean

True enough.

However I try and limit my disposal of hydrazine and radioactive isotopes in the council waste.

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More trash for the ocean

At least we have Planet B......

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No chance of flying too close to this: Icarus, the most distant star seen, is 9bn light years away

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Hawking's Star?

Relatively speaking...

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Why you shouldn't trust a stranger's VPN: Plenty leak your IP addresses

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Happy

April first

Icons -->

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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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That's not the USA I knew

And loved...

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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I said Jehovah

But I think I got away with it.

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Tantalising Tabby's Star teases watchers with big dimming event

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The flying spaghetti monster

Dims in mysterious waves

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Prof Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred alongside Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

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Way to go Mr Hawking!

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” - Carl Sagan

And I wouldn't want it any other way.

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That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!

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It wasn't us

Some big boys did it, then ran away...

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Oh bucket! Unpack the suitcases. TRAPPIST-1 planets too wet to support life

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Hmmmmm

Water...

Trappist...

BEER!

Send up some Space Monks!

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Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Re: As a non Facebook user*, let me just say...

Sorted!

No friends you see!

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As a non Facebook user*, let me just say...

Bwahahahaaaahhaaaaaaaaa

* and have never been one

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Re: OK, that's it!

I'll buy a JCB to pour in the corn!

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US govt's final bid to extradite Lauri Love kicked into touch

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"US detention and healthcare provision have been rightly shown to be unjust and oppressive"

Being poor or incarcerated (especially both) in the America WILL be injurious to your health.

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US cops go all Minority Report: Google told to cough up info on anyone near a crime scene

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C'mon guys, we are all guilty of something!

It's just a matter of what.

If unsure, wait where you are while your betters construct some new laws....

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Cyborg fined for riding train without valid ticket

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Re: Jenny Agutter wearing that short dress

Oooh dear, I remember that too.

Here is the antidote:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nintchdbpict000202028163.jpg?strip=all&w=640

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

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Close to the edge

..... In this case: NO .......

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China to offer recoverable satellites-as-a-service

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Come in XUR 12322716523

Your time is up!

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Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

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Pirate

Windows S

Superfluous?

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