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2910 posts • joined 19 Oct 2011

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

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Re: Unwelcoming

Can I have these people banned from the internet please?

It's not them that are the problem, they are generally only minority, it's those that listen to them and accede, and the majority that shrug and don't voice their opinion.

No real different that the class bully, most are just glad they haven't been targeted and look on passively. As long as the bully isn't challenged, he'll demand more and more to feed his ego.

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Re: A Place For Everything etc.

I have always believed that people who swear in public or in front of people they don't know either don't care a damn or are just piggin ignorant!

Or have Tourettes.....

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Re: Americans Don't Know...

Americans Don't Know...

...what "bollocks" means.

Come, on. They Must do.

Most the ones I've met are fluent in it, nothing but.

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SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Religion has no place in business. Unless your business is a church, and even then only when the employee affected shares your religion, and it doesn't break any other laws.

Or presumably, your employees also have shares in your business. Or your employees religion affected your shares...

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Re: Logical Conundrum.

What if your colleague's wife is called Chastity?

Well if she really is Chastity, you've discovered something in common with your colleague.

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PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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We're all maybe going the wrong way guys.

Just maybe a little less with the "SHUT THE F**K UP" "and WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?"

Take a look at todays newspaper headlines or BBC News and tell me, that the we don't need more of the above sentiment and not less....

Plastic Food, plastic people, plastic personalities...a return to the arms races and 95% May...

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Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

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Re: How about........

LinkdIn has become a bit Micro-shafty

Are you kidding? It's become much, much worse.

Granted, most of that is the creepy desperate wanna-look-like-a well-connected-businessperson-so-bad types running round trying to collect profiles 10 year olds with a terminal Top-Trumps card habit.

But I'm sure the service harassment itself is Microsfoots drive to 'maximise site traffic returns' (or some grabage).

It's almost more creepy than Faecebook and far more dull.

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Re: New name?

My prediction is:

Microsoft Surface 10 .NET

I looked at that and thought.

Micorsoft Surface 10 .GIT

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Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel

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I used to be a big fan of Ubuntu - and I still think that it’s an excellent OS, but…

I used to be a big fan, until convergence was dropped.

Nothing to look forward to now, it's good, but it's just another Gnome desktop distro...

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Re: "the system has a more modern and no-reboot look"

With that said, anybody who maintains personal uptimes[0] just for the sake of bragging probably deserves what they get.

After 18 years of not using Windows, occasionally noticing my uptime is more than a week or two still gives me a little thrill.

I still find it a pain having to reboot everytime a kernel or Graphics driver update (get your shit togetther, Nvidia) forces me to. SystemD promised quicker reboots, but I'm not seeing them, every time, some errant process takes nearly 2 minutes to close, and UEFI insists on polling every single external drive looking for something to boot , despite boot order settings.

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Re: "the system has a more modern and 'flatter' look"

When it comes to Multi-monitors, workspace per screen is the only way to go IMO.

Few Desktops have Windowmanagers that do it.

Gnomes workspaces on only once screen default option isn't too bad - a little limited, but you can leave an app on another screen undisturbed while you flip workspaces on the main screen.

Openbox has a patched version that does workspace per screen (works ok with LXTQ, not tried with KDE/Openbox).

Enlightenment does it

But yes, the most functional are mostly the Tiling Window Managers.

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Go Gnome

What is the matter, you don't like searching each screen for a minute to find were the the buttons are?

Well, I suppose at least you might be less likely to commit any hasty mistakes.

You should be able to just hit Return for OK/Accept but that ability appears to not be working (at least last time I used Gnome based GTK3 applications.).

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FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal

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Re: He should have simply faked his own reviews

After all that's what everyone else does and it's completely legal.

Yep, any modern internet savvy individual knows, best way to deal with bad press is to bury it in made up (just maybe best not to use fake judge references).

...Worked for the FCC in it's net neutrality consultation...

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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Umm.....

@Charles 9

Much as I like the Yoko Kanno reference, I actually keep a better-known piece of his as a potential ringtone: "Tank!", a jazz piece he made with a group called The Seatbelts. I actually use different ring and notification tones to tell me the nature of the incoming transmission.

See

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Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

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Re: Linux client for Skype?

Meh, Skype for Linux is pretty much just a window wrapper around the web client version anyway.

It's improved a bit lately but it's still pants.

The previous slightly more capable version than the bloated (still electron based?) version was always several releases behind the Windows version.

Don't think an MS EEE strategy will fly with 'Linux, they're welcome to try though.

What Microsoft love, is the idea of people running 'Linux on top of Windows software. Quite happy to help OSS to run free software on a licensed Windows platform. Run windows programs on 'Linux, not likely....

Tickets please.....

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Re: What about the stuff that we really don't want...

You forgot all the telemetry stuff....

msknight bends the knee to the barons in redmond.

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UK Home Office admits £200m Emergency Services Network savings 'delayed'

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Coat

Flaming???

Pigs in helicopters...

Surely we just need flaming ejaculator seats and we can shower the streets with bacon?

Is how I read that.

Well, it's one way to deal with crowd control in the inevitable riots after the 51.9% realise what they were promised isn't going to materialise.

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Brace yourself, Britain: Health minister shares 'vision' for NHS 'tech revolution'

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Re: EPIC

Just follow Canada with their recent legalisation thing.

Then no one would be particularly bothered about brexit or anything for a couple of decades.

Granted, whoevers left will probably be cripply paranoid, but upcoming generation boring might disdain weed as they allegedly disdain alcohol, so maybe they can take over in a decade and a bit.

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Re: "Health minister shares 'vision'..."

Any Politician who announces he has a 'vision' needs to be escorted out of the building and dumped in a secure wing somewhere permanently or until NHS mental health get around to his case (which is much the same).

We're in enough danger of replaying the early 20th century again at the moment, we don't need another nut.

What the NHS needs is a capable system to deal with it's current and near future workload, not dreams of an NHs Uber system to last a thousand years.

Smoking peyote? He's been sitting breathing deeply from his own BO, which is probably worse.

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Chrome 70 flips switch on Progressive Web Apps in Windows 10 – with janky results

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Re: Fixing a problem that no longer exists?

There's no reason to believe PWAs will survive.

Because there's no reason to believe Javascript won't be considered as out of date as the likes of Fortran or COBOL then either.

And we'll be on some digital 10th generation esperanto that's more efficient with agile or whatever 'new age' business coder regime that's replaced it.

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Re: Sub Optimal UI?

Who has ever heard of a dialogue box for a proper native application that cannot be moved outside of the frame of the application's window?

Yeah, but it's safer that way.

Who really wants a return of pop-ups???

The next version of HTML will may well be more suited to webapps of this nature, but regular users are often tricked now by pages trying to pretend to be OS level dialogs...

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Find these, er, appealing? UK.gov takes red pen to spy court rules, asks for Parliament's OK

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Re: But not the European Court of Human Rights.

Actually yes, I was thinking of things like voting for brexit, even though everyone in government thought it was a terrible idea and now they have to go along with it

It is a terrible idea.

I don't think there are any left 'in government' with a pro EEC mindset (might be a few tory MPs, but only backbenchers)

May might have been on the other side earlier, but only because she expected the result to be different and feared being on the loser side. Being the former Home Office Minister, she's never liked Europes higher courts interfering.

She doesn't seem to like anyone telling her she's wrong or anyone else getting involved in the decision making but her. Fought tooth and nail over Parliament having a say in the process, insists her plan and no other,

As to Democratic rights, we're denied a say on the resulting deal/no deal.

As to if/when or how badly it all goes, I expect those responsible will retire from politics fairly quickly and be safely cushioned from the worst effects.

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UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)

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Re: Just ban puberty

Looking at the immature behaviour at the HoP recently, I think they're leading by example on this one (that's got to be a first).

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>Can someone tell me the difference between a pornographic image on social media and one on a porn site

Letting the social end off the hook is hobbling the entire stupid endevour into complete pointlessness. i'd expect the underage to be more likely to be affected by the random amateur stuff on social media than more dedicated sites.

Encountering it on a dedicated site is more likely they've gone looking for it rather than just happened upon it. We're too much in danger of weeding out curiosity by making errant wanderings irrevocably life-changing on so many fronts.

Deviant Art is currently killing itself with excessive censorship driving talent away.

I'd up that indemnity if I were them, no matter what they intend to permit, they'll be bound to censure some educational or sexual helpline site at some point (which has happened before), same way they assured the underage would be treated as special cases over images, and that's gone wrong multiple times.

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Re: Government doesn't want a repeat of the Labour vote loss

Both eclipsed by the Chelsea flower show though. We know what really matters.

I always thought that 'institution' was a cover for something nefarious.....

What are the real 'flowers'?

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worth 154 median minions

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Why are Politicians and CEOs like Satya.....

Always demonstrating the size of their fish* with their hands when photo'd giving speeches.

Maybe once, after spin and PR coaches came in it was 'one simple trick' body language to emphasise points and be an advantage for the odd person to do now and again, now it just looks like disjointed mime, 'the fish that got away was this big', 'I once ate a sandwich as big as my head' or possibly worse, 'huuuuge, tracts of land' gestures.

Wish they'd pack it in....

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Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

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Such a load of stubborn braying from Companies like Google over these issues...

All MS had to do over the IE issue years ago and all Google really had to do was provide uninstalls that worked to remove bits the users might not want.

Bundling when you are the underdog, nobody cares, but once you are dominant, you can afford to, as long as you don't fuck up your position with dumb ui changes (Hi, Microsoft) most users are going to leave it on anyway, or even run the install if required as long as it's made easy peasy.

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Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Re: Fear among the gargantuans

None of them can tolerate interruptions to the feeding scheme for the AI monsters in their basements!!

That's what concerns me. At some point they're going to get loose, lumber up the stairs and take over.

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Too True.....

because, let's face it, the sooner we get the target audience trained up on using a command line rather than all this damnably new-fangled graphical user interface nonsense, the better the world will be.

I hope you're not being Sarcastic

Perhaps though more likely to be more widely used once plugged into speech recognition, I've seen some of what passes for spelling on the internet.

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Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

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Re: Is Julian's cat leaving little "presents" on the carpet in the Ecuadorian embassy?

"And what happens to Mittens if Julian is thrown in a British pokey??"

Mittens gets a new Forever Home and heaves a big sigh of relief ?

And quite rightly too.

Calling a cat 'mittens' should be a imprisonable offence.

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Re: hyprocrites

Before you put Julian Assange on that same pedestal you have to get past the fact that he is putting avoiding those consequences above trying to clear his name as an accused rapist.

Twisted out of control government agencies are not above tarring an individual with a nasty brush to undermine any popular support, it's dirty tricks 101, and the opening premise in Blacks Seven.

I'm not saying that's the deal in this case, but it's something to remember.

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Good point, well presented... I think I'd rather die than end up in an American Prison.

There's a good chance of ill health in British Prisons of late as well. At least the U.S spends money on theirs.

Of course, after brexit we'll have all this spare cash, and no ECJ at some point, ooh, they'll be able to make it all up as they go along and bang up everyone they think deserves it.

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Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

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Time for a rename

Amazon Sub-Prime.

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Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

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Re: I really wonder what goes on inside these companies

murdering their fellow pupils because they wear the wrong trousers

That's rather missing the issue.

Schools are barely managed jungles, a kind of open prison with secure facility overtones.

The whole system is as long overdue a rethink and a redesign as much as the gun freedom laws in the U.S.

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Sorry, they are living in the real world. It's here and growing. You are the one left behind.

I just saw a youtube ad for Smart cameras for your home, billed as a must have for security of your home....

Lots of enticing pics of well-furnished empty rooms. It's a damn potential showroom and shopping catalogue for would be home invaders.

Tap that, and you can case a nice house from the safety of your own, and know when and how long the residents will be out and how vulnerable they are....

We've long gone beyond real world, we're in a fantasy at this point

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Virgin Media? More like Virgin Meltdown: Brit broadband ISP falls over amid power drama

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Re: Should they email you notices

Really should have an auto service that sends an SMS to customers to let them know their service may be experiencing issues in their area, and hopefully, an estimated fix time.

It sounds like a no-brainer basic concept. Less people would be likely swamp their customer lines to find out what is wrong.

Disadvantage is an easily accessible record of how often the service goes down for the customer though.

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Cabinet Office: Forget about Verify – look at our 3,000 designers (and 56 meetups)

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Leaving the EU is prompting a large number of changes to government business, and this scale of change creates significant opportunity to transform government's digital services even further,

'Opportunity' for whom, to do what.

I have to suspect a whole new gravy train, closer to home and with an even tighter circle.

A lot of prancing digital fluffers to hide Gov has little substance and even less direction.

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Re: Doug Adams was right

Re: Doug Adams was right

Tequila or vodka?

G&T (or jinnantonix)

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Re: Doug Adams was right

Yes. However, that assumes that every one of them is going to be standing upright, with zero movement and zero space to move.

Keep 'em frozen like fish fingers (it's not like most of B-Ark people are likely to be any less productive than at normal operating temperature)

Oh, and Couple of corridors to jog round occasionally for some strange reason.

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Amazon's sexist AI recruiter, Nvidia gets busy, Waymo cars rack up 10 million road miles

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IMHO, it really is not good practice (nor good ethics) to mix/confuse, with product advertising, the serious considerations that should be underpinning health and safety policy.

From a businesses perspective (and often from a politicians, and basically any organisation or political/religious nutjob with an agenda to push), ethics don't enter into it, unless legislative/mandatory, and good business spin = good practice.

It's why we're all going to hell in a self-driving car, and sooner or later, Soylent Green, whether a climate change handwringer or a frothing 'god will save us / won't let it happen' maniac.

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Re: AI Recruitment

Your dislike of AI driven resume scanning assumes that HR people reading a resume would do a better job. The words are just gobbldy gook to them anwyay.

At least HR people have the potential to be adaptive.

All an AI can do is learn based on the accepted sample it already has. Learning the current employed are an acceptable or preferred baseline, if they have record of a significant proportion of the employees are smokers who do the swinger scene, that also becomes a preference for employment.

The only thing AI has over humans immunity for boredom from repetitive tasks. An AI cannot possibly recognise a well written creative essay, but probably a human marker is more likely to miss one due to overloaded workload.

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GCHQ asks tech firms to pretty please make IoT devices secure

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Meanwhile, in another wing...

Some security bod will issue a statement on concerns about 'things going dark'

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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Re: Is it still a choice...

It's always worth considering what you can do yourself to help improve Linux - it might be writing code, but it can also be testing, writing bug reports, project managing, project championing. They're all needed to keep something on track.

Wish I could provide more than a single upvote.

People can't expect GNU/Linux to be run with the same unified vision Apple has for its product or Microsoft tries to have it weren't so cross-eyed, long and shortsighted and only able to discern dollar signs with any clarity.

Desktop GNU/Linux is still mostly a community project, despite the corporate sponsorship it can garner these days.

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Too lenient considering the amount of borked Windows articles of late

Microsoft is to be commented for its swift action in identifying and dealing with the problem.

Is the best they should expect.

I've see far fewer update issues in the last seven or so years I've run Archlinux (systemd switchover included).

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Microsoft Surface to die in 2019? Not while Redmond keeps making it, er, blush

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Following the Dulux paint convention for giving colours silly names, the pink laptop is referred to as "Blush"

Hasn't Microsoft been doing enough blushing with the Surface line already?

Microsoft is utterly shameless, and an embarrassment.

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

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Re: Silly first name.

And a failed attempt to pronounce "Saxon". Applied by both Scots and Welsh even if the ethnicity of the person being spoken about was Anglian.

And with all likelihood the political vision they found annoying was brought in by the Normans.

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Re: variations you see on Siobhan or any other Gaelic or Irish name

nobody quite sure what to do with the "h" at the end.

Leinster people, meanwhile aren't sure what to do with any 'H'

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Re: Silly first name.

I suppose if you are giving your name when ordering coffee, and not ordering for someone else or using another name to track junk mail you maybe pronounce is correctly, unless you really need the coffee to sober up..

Reminds me of a bit of schtik from Stargate Atlantis,

'Graydon, are you sure?'

'Yes, it's my name.'

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Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

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>> feeds don't mesh well with the internet's data gathering industry

is, I suspect, the real reason for the removal from browsers.

Pretty much. Sites don't advertise feeds much. If they exist at all it's a tine link buried in the small text at the bottom.

If sites don't provide an attractive feed and it's not easier or as easy to use as other aggregates like Facebook, of course the browsers are going to drop the code.

I suspect most people don't want to read more than a paragraph and expect a video instead.

I've Newsbeuter with feeds from all regularly visited sites set up, but they've gotten so few and far between it's just easier to go direct, and most articles link to the real site anyway these days.

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I find your lack of faith disturbing, IBM: Big Blue fires photon torpedo at Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

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Re: Babylon 5 photo with Star Wars references...

The Vulture may bite the hand that Feeds IT

But runs round the yard making less coherent sense than a headless chicken rather pecking on Disney seed.

In the words of Admiral Ackbar

"It's a shame"

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