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Comment pollution (Score 4, Informative) 156

Latest data from the Commons Environment Audit Committee warns that up to 50,000 people each year are meeting a premature death in the UK thanks to air pollution, with an annual health care bill of up to £20.2 billion. The biggest culprit? Transport, responsible for 70 percent of pollution in towns and cities.

That's the UK, the pollution in China is worse by orders of magnitude, literally millions of people a year will be dying there from lung diseases.

People don't take traffic pollution seriously because they can't see it, even though the number of deaths caused dwarfs vehicle accident deaths.

Comment Xbone (Score 1) 392

Perhaps MS shouldn't shit all over gamers by paying game companies to release their games for xbone only and not PC.

Stupid MS, crapping on your own customers.

That and the fact that games companies keep ruining great games with crap ports and then don't fix those problems even when they're told about them. Is it so hard to allow fully configurable keyboard mapping, including 2 actions to one key like what fucking happens when you use a controller, lazy fucking dipshits.

Comment Disingenuous (Score 4, Insightful) 117

Since when was security mutually exclusive with openness?

It's pretty obvious that Google has refused to give users the optional security permissions that they would like to have control of.

It's daft that you have to root your phone in order to be able to increase the security.

And just because Apple have (A) good security and (B) a crazy degree of control freakery, doesn't mean that everyone else with good security needs to be a control freak too which is some in these threads are insinuating.

Comment Re:Were any of them American? (Score 2) 137

NSA brought gchq in on. This because the y couldn't do it themselves (5th amendment etc.). So they have gchq do the dirty work and then gchq shares the intelligence. Welcome to the new USA.

That would be ECHELON you are referring to. Except you obviously missed that news that's been coming out for the last year about NSA spying on Amercicans regardless. What do you think NSA are storing in their $1,500,000,000 data centre, how many Terabytes does $1.5 billion buy?

Submission + - Mt Gox hacked. All coins gone. (

ch0ad writes: Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, has gone offline, apparently after losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to a years-long hacking effort that went unnoticed by the company.

The hacking attack is detailed in a leaked “crisis strategy draft” plan, apparently created by Gox and published Monday by Ryan Selkis, a bitcoin entrepreneur and blogger (see below). According to the document, the exchange is insolvent after losing 744,408 bitcoins — worth about $350 million at Monday’s trading prices.

Comment Was using it. (Score 1) 280

I was using the groups aspect of it until it started hassling me every few hours to upgrade it... but the permissions had changed to wanting access to pretty much everything on the phone.

Uninstalled. Not missed.

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