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Submission + - Boy builds clock, mistaken for bomb (bbc.co.uk)

JamieKitson writes: The BBC brings us news that

A 14-year-old boy was arrested by police in Texas after a homemade clock he wanted to show his school teachers was mistaken for a bomb.

The police seemed confused as to why anyone would want to build a clock or what it might be used for

Police spokesman James McLellan said that, throughout the interview, Ahmed had maintained that he built only a clock, but said the boy was unable to give a "broader explanation" as to what it would be used for.

Comment Not Gandi.net (Score 1) 295

I see quite a few people here recommend Gandi. I have to say I've had a really bad experience with them.

My biggest gripe is with their architecture, they have a very inflexible system which dictates that one user account is one entity and that entity's details are the same for each contact of each domain that is applicable. This means that if you want to change some detail for a single contact/domain, you have to create a new user account and transfer the domain to the new account. This transfer process is the normal domain transfer process and can be expensive and bureaucratic, even if you're not actually transferring the domain between people/entities. This is not something that they warn you about beforehand. I made the mistake of not checking that all my details on my domains were exactly the same before transferring them and ended up with five different user accounts!

On the plus side they offer two step authentication (although this didn't work out so well for Fastmail) and are very cheap, especially when you take anonymisation into account.

Comment Re:Their web site doesn't say much (Score 2) 391

My favourite bit of the home page is the table hard coded to look like a bullet list:

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Comment Re:Now and then.. (Score 1) 270

Also I think that if you married the right person they will love you more than the kids.

Such women only flourish in societies that aren't working to turn both genders feral for the sake of ego-driven identity politics/ideology or profit motive. I wish you luck if you live in the west. You'll need it.

+5 Insightful? WTF is moderating this stuff?

Comment Light on evidence, heavy on conjecture (Score 1) 110

TFA reads like a gossip column. I see no evidence to back up any of the claims, in fact the claims themselves seem to be pretty woolly. There's no mention of what's being uploaded and why, could it be a backup option? Local search results, etc? As a Lumia user I would love to read an article by a techie with some experimental results. In fact if this is true I'm surprised that no one's done these tests already, it surely would have got out there by now.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."