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Comment Thing is... (Score 1) 111

...if the box is owned by the content providers and just co-located at the ISP, then the ISP isn't actually doing the monitoring...

That said, by providing the box with a copy of *all* the ISPs traffic, they could fall foul of whatever wiretapping laws are in place - but a few "campaign contributions" could sidestep any litigation.

Comment To be fair... (Score 1, Troll) 251

the last couple of shows have had to contend with being aired against Euro2016 football matches, and he was trying to fill some of the biggest boots in broadcasting. On the other hand, he is a charmless, loud-mouthed ginger twat, and I'm glad that he's gone. Now, if only we can get Matt Le Blanc to quit as well...

Submission + - "We screwed up," says Reddit CEO in formal apology

An anonymous reader writes: After moderators locked up some of Reddit's most popular pages in protest against the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, and an online petition asking the company to fire CEO Ellen Pao reached more than 175,000 signatures over the weekend, Pao has issued an apology. The statement reads in part: "We screwed up. Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years. We haven’t communicated well, and we have surprised moderators and the community with big changes. We have apologized and made promises to you, the moderators and the community, over many years, but time and again, we haven’t delivered on them. When you’ve had feedback or requests, we haven’t always been responsive. The mods and the community have lost trust in me and in us, the administrators of reddit. Today, we acknowledge this long history of mistakes. We are grateful for all you do for reddit, and the buck stops with me."

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Astronomers find five supermassive black holes
Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers. The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" black holes in the universe than were previously thought.
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Submission + - Extreme Reduction Gearing Device Offers an Amazing Gear Ratio of 11 Million to 1 (

ErnieKey writes: The 3D printed extreme reduction gearing device, created by long-time puzzle maker M. Oskar van Deventer, may leave you puzzled for its obvious applications, but the coaxial cranking mechanism offers potential in a variety of real-world applications with multi-colored gears that move in opposite directions at a ratio of 11,373,076 : 1. This 3D printed reduction gearing device is compact and multi-colored, and looks deceivingly simple at first glance. Developed through a complex algorithm, it could possibly offer potential as parts for machines like 3D printers, aerospace and automotive components, as well as perhaps robotics and a variety of motors.

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