* Posts by ShaggyDoggy

697 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

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'Pervy' private chat case springs back into life

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I'm a bit fuzzy about

this whole private/publication thing

Apple to triple iTunes song sample length

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OFAP

Who the hell is Rihanna ?

And what's with this Meatloaf dissing ?

Google defies Turkey, reinstates Atatürk insult videos

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But ...

.if he was actually gay, then the truth will inevitably come out, for want of a better expression, making the Turks look even less tolerant than now. Oh well, sow and reap.

DARPA, NASA team on '100-Year Starship' project

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re: In other words

China

Wales loses 'dot-cum' domain to tax haven

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dot dum

presumably 'dot' is not pronouced 'dot' in Welsh

hot com then

Apple shrinks Mac Mini price

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Shrink

£50 off big deal don't they know there's a recession.

Oh, wait ...

Mozilla brews Firefox add-on for audio-video recording

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Black masking tape

works for me (on the webcam)

Over 100,000 stops-and-searches: zero terrorists

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re: The Irony of Terror

Exactly - the police have managed to instill terror into over 100,000 individuals in the year. Osama is proud of them.

Highest point on the Moon found: Higher than Mount Everest

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No sea

The moon does not have a sea, so the highest point is being measured from the lowest point, if you follow.

The lowest point on Earth is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench (correct me if I'm wrong) therefore the moon's puny mountain is literally miles lower than our highest prominence, on a lowest-to-highest rating as was done on the moon. So there.

Credit cards get colour screens

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Oh dear

what could possibly go wrong

EU to lift flight ban on carry-on liquids

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Asymmetry

It took a few days to get the liquids ban put on.

How come it takes 3 YEARS to take it off ?

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Underpants !!

"If I discovered a plot to use a pair of trousers to hijack a plane that wouldn't make trousers dangerous"

We already had one with (non)exploding underpants, so why are we all allowed to go through security without taking our underpants off ?

BA slams stupid security checks

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Underpants !!!

1. Incident with shoe bomb - now have to take off shoes

2. Incident with liquid bomb - now can't take liquids in

3. Incident with underpants bomb - no action

WTF

Google: Street View cars grabbed emails, urls, passwords

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Bad

The really bad thing is that Google initially denied taking the data, then said that the data was innocuous and non-personal, then it "emerges" that it is personal and private info etc.

What lies next ?

S African rhino rustlers tackled using satellite horn implants

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Rusty Hustler

tell me that isn't real

Vulture 1 sprouts wings and a tail

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Erm

will it fit through the door ?

Mozilla man accuses Jobs of 'bypass the web' scheme

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Bugs

How would Apple prove there was a bug in your software (I refuse to say "app") and thence remove it from their store ?

After all you could simply say that it was supposed to do what it did, how can they dispute that ?

Apple squashes unauthorized MacBook battery maker

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Well

1. You can't copyright a 3 dimensional object - Coca Cola tried that with their bottle

2. How is the Apple patent being infringed when they are using genuine Apple-manufactured parts ?

Top cyber crime cop lied under oath, says judge

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Copper tells lies !!

In other news ....

Politician claims fake expenses

Banker gets a big bonus payment

High-speed asteroid pile-up prompts X-File

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It's a message

"X"

Now, what does it mean ......

Power grid scare stories a 'bunch of hooey'

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Wrong target

It's not the substations, it's the switching stations

.... oops

Bruce Willis relaxes as asteroid skims Singapore

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Probability

In nature, there is no such thing as 0 probability (or 1 probability for that matter)

Have hordes of sex workers snubbed the Commonwealth games?

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Sex workers / prostitutes

Look, if it's sexual and they are getting paid for it, that's prostituting yourself. End.

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Idea

Put the prostutites in the arena instead of the athletes.

Suddenly, all seats taken !!

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Sex workers

oh you mean "prostitutes"

come on Reg - "sex workers" is so PC

Doctor Who touches down in US of A

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Have they run out of

Welsh quarries ?

Provincial outrage over BT's broadband upgrade race

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Alphabetical

Those 5 are in alphabetical order and at or near the start, in the central London "region" so perhaps they are doing the whole country in alphabetical order, or perhaps crypto-alphabetical, since I'm sure there will be some "priority" cases pop up

Spanish netizens pursue urinating traffic cop

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we've applied the mosaic tool to the most sensitive areas

oh I see - you made it FUZZY ............ groan

ps numberplates can be shown on a 'family website' they are not extreme pornography (yet)

Youth jailed for not handing over encryption password

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21 not 18 or even 16

Look it up ... for the purposes of padeo-laws you are a "child" until 21

NASA's WISE loses its chill

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10 months

It lasted 10 months then - the iPhone of space objects

Project Champion Report misses targets

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counter surveillance measures

"Olive can ..... conduct effective counter surveillance measures"

What's that all about ?

Downloads are not performances, rules US court

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Previews

Oh dear, just about every download site has a short 30-seconds-or-so preview of each track, which is STREAMED to you, hence that specific action is a performance. I hope they are licenced etc.

But another angle - since it is me that clicks on 'play stream' or whatever, then surely it is my performance, since I initiated the sounds i.e. without me there would be no performance, hence it is my performance. Luv it.

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Joke

RE: volume turned down

"So what happens if I record a stream to my hard disk with the volume turned down?"

After 4 minutes 33 seconds you get a writ from the estate of John Cage

Judge orders turnover of woman's deleted Facebook posts

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Fraped

Just say someone else posted it on your comp/mobile/etc as a jolly jape

Apple TV stripdown reveals mystery solder pads

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Not a TV

Oh, so the "Apple TV" is not actually a TV - how disappointing.

Just another set-top box, what the world needs for sure.

Feds want backdoors built into VoIP and email

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Leaked to rivals

"Businesses are going to be very unhappy about having their communications wide open - especially non-US ones operating in the US who don't want all their plans leaked to their rivals"

Isn't that part of the purpose - so that business plans/ideas/secrets of non-US companies can be passed on to competitor US companies working in the same field. Or is that too obvious.

Iranian blogger gets 20 years

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gotcha

clearly they let him back in so that they could get him like this, always on the agenda, pity he didn't spot it

Nigerian perv scanners lay Lagos ladies bare

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PICS

or it didn't happen

Star Wars set for 3D rehash

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he 3D conversion delivers results as good as a movie shot and authored in 3D

fuck off hollywood do you thing we are that stupid

oh, wait ...

Betfair set fair for float

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Joke

Bets

Are they taking bets on what the share price will be ?

ICO lets police maintain ANPR location secrecy

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Coat

Lincs

They can't deploy ANPR in Lincolnshire - not enough bushes

Twitter joke appeal adjourned

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@ Grease Monkey

"And rather than typing your post you could have just visited Twitter to check?"

Twitter is blocked where I was.

Next.

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Is there software to do this?

No need to take the piss, I genuinely didn't know that. Like I'm supposed to know everything about every piece of online timewaste or something ?

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Privacy

How do you sweep through all the millions of tweets every day, looking for a specific phrase e.g. Robin Hood Airport

Is there software to do this ?

Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

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Prior art

Sorry Mr Jobs these started in 1976

www.pod-footwear.com

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Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

For when 872 pages just isn't enough

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Apple

Apple would have my sympathies at all if they hadn't reneged on their promise not to use the word Apple in connection with the music industry,

Glass houses, stones, etc.

Yahoo! sneak peeks revamped Mail

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Oh no not again

It's only a year since it was last "re-achitected"

I hope they used a better re-achitect this time

South African police hunt Twittering speedcam spy

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UK please

Can we have one or more of those over here please, possible regionalised.

Police spent tens of thousands on failed BitTorrent probe

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FOI

Is it just me, or is anyone else sick of hoe bodies paid for by taxpayers money, have to be prodded with an FOI before deigning to release spend figures ?

It's our money you are spending, we have every right to know how you spent it without having to ask, thankyou very much.

Now, please change the law to make publicly accountable bodies, erm , accountable publicly.

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