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Perusing pr0nz at work? Here's a protip: Save it in a file marked 'private'

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What a wanker

The court said nothing new, that ruling exists since 2006.

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IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit

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Re: What job will last forever

Amazing, still fits!

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What job will last forever

Lawyer

Hitman

Insurer

Banker

I see a trend here: it could be any job based on a special sense of morality.

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HomePod, you say? Sex sex sex, that's all you think about

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Home taping revisited: A mic in each hand, pointing at speakers

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An illustration about what's wrong in today's musical world

"This video contains content from WMG. It is restricted from playback on certain sites or applications"

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Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

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Pigs indeed fly, in space

rather than hauling the old electronics unit back into the ISS, the cosmonauts gave it a shove in the direction of Earth,

What a jerk.

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Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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Coffee/keyboard

Congrats to Mr Leyden...

... for the title.

Now, let's talk about the new keyboard you owe me...

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Web searching died the day they invented SEO

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I miss Altavista

Using boolean operators, I was able to find what I was searching for... now that search engines are optimized for IT-illiterates (aka the users), finding exactly what I am looking for becomes quite from impossible...

And the song was cool! It sounded like the internet-era version of the Buggles' hit

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Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither

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You're really lucky!

When you are unlucky, things break down one day or two after the warranty expires :doh!:

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Brit escorts: Without the internet to keep us safe, we'd be totally screwed

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Real perversity

In a series of prosecutions online marketplaces have been shut down and their owners prosecuted, and this trend seems likely to continue despite eh detrimental effect on the lives of sex workers

Repeat after me: "sex is bad, violence is good. sex is bad...."

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Intel alerted computer makers to chip flaws on Nov 29 – new claim

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Coincidences, chances and fortuitous elements

How dare you to pretend that a CEO could be dishonest when they are a moral compass in our societies?

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User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster

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If somebody does not understand...

then the one who explains does not his/her job correctly.

It's up the teacher to find the way to be understood, whatever his/her audience. A teacher unable to do that should think about a quick carrier change, it would be the best for his/her poor students.

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Death notice: Moore’s Law. 19 April 1965 – 2 January 2018

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Cold calling director struck off for ‘flagrant’ breach of duties

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Jersey and Isle of Man

Does this condemnation also extend to these tax heavens?

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'There was no monetary incentive for this' = not what you want to hear about your tattoo

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O..M..G

Each time I think to have fully embrace the stupidity of the Human Kind, there's another story to prove me I'm wrong.

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President Trump turns out the lights on solar panel imports into US

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Trumpy the clown striked again

The country of "Capitalism über Alles" and "Market is always right" is now saying that protectionism is good.... I tell you, this country is beginning to become COMMUNIST!

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NASA is sniffing jet fuel over Germany

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Re: Market distortion

Biofuels cheaper than kerosine due to political taxes on fossil fuels - very bad. Market distortion for activist reasons is never good.

BS. Because "Market"' doesn't take into account the long-term consequences of using fossil fuels, as the millions of deaths worldwide each year caused by pollution.

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Why did I buy a gadget I know I'll never use?

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Hushme

Ot looks like a ... oh I see. As long as it's used with consenting adults I do not any problem with that ^^

What to do with all that junk unused marvels? Sell them through Craiglist, or whatever the free classifieds most popular website in your country. It's better than throwing them out and it gives all these items a second chance to fill somebody's else cabinet be usefully used.

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F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

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Re: Hearts & minds propaganda, courtesy of MoD

I'm fairly sure the French bailed out of the Typhoon programme to develop the Rafale when it became apparent they weren't going to get to lead it.

Nope. It was bailed out because the Typhoon was neither a multirole combat aircraft nor was envisaged a naval version. Looking at independent reviews , France got it right.

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Hospital injects $60,000 into crims' coffers to cure malware infection

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Now that hackers know this hospital pays ransom...

... this hospital can expect to be heavily under attack. Because they let RDP servers in the wild, one can suppose there are other major vulnerabilities to be exploited.

Paying the ransom is like screaming "please attack me again!"

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Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny

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And this is a problem? why? The man is into kink, so?

What would be more worrying would be his inability to protect his children from having to deal with his

sexual behavior.

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Any mention of self driving dildos?

If it can also take the dustbin out, it's called 'a man'

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Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses

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Crow(d)funding

I've got a project to sell: to protect your privacy, buy a drone killerz (TM) ! This defense drone is specially designed to eradicate any threat above a specific area. Equipped with R/F detection and visual sensors, it can detect any drone over your house and disable it by several means: net throwing, rotating blades... It can even hook the peeping drone and bring it back to you!

For the small amount of $999, you can buy already one! First deliveries expected in 2027. Anyone interested?

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Re: 410 Shotgun is your friend :)

Problem of firing upwards is that unless the ammo reaches satellization velocity it will tend to come backwards, possibly on an innocent bystander...

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Why did top Home Office civil servant lobby Ofcom for obscure kit ban?

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Haha!

"Department for Transport, which of course has nothing to do with spectrum and phone regulation."

Even if RFC 1149 is implemented?

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Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do

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'Juke' is the proof Nissan went nuts years ago

Ask Mr. Hammond.

Talking about LegalFlings, it's another proof we are running towards extinction. When a species begins to

make whatever possible to impede reproduction, natural selection makes whatever possible to get rid of it.

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Q: How do you get YouTube to stop funneling ads to your vids? A: Make jokes next to a dead body

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The good side of so-called "social" media is it enables idiots to show to the World+Dogs their true capacity so nobody has any doubt about who they really are.

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UK.gov puts Suffolk 7-year-old's submarine design into production

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Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city

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Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

After all, the nazis were technically trying to unite Europe.

Not really, they didn't plan to apply the same rules for anyone anywhere. Fate of european countries would have been different according to their prejudice. Subduing does not necessarily mean unifying.

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Russia claims it repelled home-grown drone swarm in Syria

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Low tech

and lack even landing wheels.

What would be the point of having ones?

The lighter the drone the heavier carried load

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Astroboffins say our Solar System is a dark, violent, cosmic weirdo

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If anyone had a doubt we live in a weirdo world...

... just watch everyday news.

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FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

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No kidding

Everybody knows the NSA has the tools and means to decrypt these phones. WTF, they should even already have everything stored in these phones somewhere in their databases.

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Parliamentary 'puters made 30k tries to procure pr0nz last year

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Mad World.

Watching sex = Bad

Watching on news TV bodies across the street dispersed after a bombing or kids starving in Third World = Good.

Total nonsense.

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The healing hands of customer support get an acronym: Do YOU have 'tallah-toe-big'?

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my mother always told me...

... that objects are mean. Maybe it's because of the Gremlins in them.

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Keep up with

the positive waves!

Happy new year, Mr. Dabbs, it's good to see you here again.

So your magic fluid is back? Does Mrs. Dabbs know she's a lucky woman? ^^

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Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m

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It shows Brasil’s regional rivals, namely Chile and Argentina, who’s the daddy.

'Mine is bigger than yours'.. a macho attitude which is not the best one to protect effectively a country's interests

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Such a ship is useful when an country makes overseas operations, something Brazil does not.

I do not see the interest for a debt-ridden country to invest in military means it will never use.

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It's not the first time Brazil buys an used aircraft carrier, but WTF does it want to do with such a ship? It's a lot a wasted money.

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Open-source civil war: Olive branch offered in trademark spat... with live grenade attached

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Die hippie, die!

In the land of the Golden Calf, 'Freedom' is trademarked and Hippies fight each others through attorney used as proxies... Clear signs Apocalypse is coming!

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Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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What the fuck means "F***"?

I'm puzzled ^^

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How much will Britain's next F-35s cost? Not telling, says MoD

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Re: There's something I don't get

The French budget mostly goes on personell, with relatively little going on R&D and acquisition of new equipment- look how obselete most french equipment is!

At least France has planes to put on its carrier, which are probably at least as efficient as the british ones, looking how both air forces compared in Lybia. Also, I would'nt call Leclerc tanks being inefficient, nor would I say that for the Saphir or Triomphant classes, GCT 155 mm AUF2, or Tiger helicopters

Britain winning would be Britain running out of advanced weapons before France ran out of planes and tanks

ROTFL!

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Re: "So, where is the money going?"

Instead they have the far more wasteful system of multiple individual companies who still compete for the work.

Not really... All fighter/assault planes are provided by Dassault, all the boats and submarines are built by the DCN (Direction des Constructions Navales, now "Naval Group"), most of the weapons for the Army were made till recently by Nexter, and Thales is a big contractor for everything related to electronics. There is very few competition, national manufacturers being privileged to preserve independence.

It doesn't mean France doesn't have to increase its Defense budget, military forces are overstretched and materials are exhausted.

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There's something I don't get

According to Trumpy the Clown's sidekick Defense Secretary Mattis, UK is one of the few NATO nations to reach the goal of spending at least 2% of their gross domestic product on Defense.

According to NATO, France spends 1.78%.of its GDP on Defense. Being both equipped with nuclear weapons , the two nations can be compared, even if UK relies on US for its nuclear deterrence when France prefers to be fully independent.

France has more than 35,000 soldiers abroad, involved in external operations in Lebanon (Operation Daman), Syria and Iraq (Operation Chammal), Sahel (Operation Barkhane), Guinea (Operation Corymbe) and Indian Ocean (Operation Atalante) and also troops stationed in Ivory Coast, Senegal, UAE, Djibouti, Gabon. I do not hear about UK making so many operations outside its borders.

So, where is the money going?

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Republican tax bill ready to rescue hard-up tech giants, struggling rich

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"Again I tell you..."

... "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God"

Oh and don't forget to accuse me of racism, sexism, Islamophobia and whatnot while you're at it.

Nah, selfishness, short-sightedness and psychopathic lack of empathy would fit better.

But it's no surprise coming from someone living in the country where the Golden Calf is venerated above all...

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What a surprise!

So, debt rising does matter for Republicans only when they are the opposition... And who will pay for the crumbling infrastructure, making the US close from a third world country?

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Top Silicon Valley tech judge hits alt-F4 under cloud of sex-pest claims

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Re: Never ceases to amaze

So what's going wrong? Is it ego? Chemical imbalance (testosterone)? Something in the water?

It seems that with power comes the feeling to become almighty and untouchable, which is often true. In some rare occasions, once of twice per century, even the powerful ones are served the same justice than the ordinary people. But most of the time they can do quite anything without any consequence, so they get used to it.

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Gemalto friendzones Atos: We're with Thales now, get the hint

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It's probably better for Gemalto workers

Becoming Atos wage slaves wouldn't be as pleasant.

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Fridge killed my baby? Mag-field radiation from household stuff 'boosts miscarriage risk'

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Correlation is not causality

I guess that exposure level is not random , so what are the factors which influence this level?

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Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes

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Does HMG really believe that if the Feds won this one that the US would reciprocate and grant access to US servers on the basis of a warrant in a UK court?

I doubt it does, but UK's government knows it has not to infuriate the US to have a chance to negotiate a trade deal to try to compensate Brexit... and it wouldn't be the first time UK's gov' acts as an US poodle

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Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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You'll burn in hell for this title

Ah ah! Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! ^^

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