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Comment Re: Reverse engineering (Score 2) 502

I'm afraid given the vile comments of many of the "alt-right" conservatives do not have the moral high ground on respectful comments. I should probably point out to you why those of us on the left have given up on being nice and polite. We see the US (and my country the UK) heading down a path to fascism and are enraged and determined to save our nations from that mistake.

Comment Re: Sad to see the Zuck... (Score 3, Insightful) 499

To be fair doctors are not supposed to pass moral judgements on their patients. That means that a criminal gets the same life saving treatment as a boy scout. Was this a waste of a good heart that could have helped someone that wasn't total scum instead of this guy? Yes, but was it right to withhold the treatment? I'm not sure that it was.

Comment Re: Relatively speaking... (Score 1) 126

I've found the battery fairly good on mine, and with 64gb of storage I've not noticed the lack of an sd slot. My main complaint is that sometimes the data connection doesn't reestablish when switching from WiFi back to 4g or when I get off the tube. I've switched to a different mobile network the other day and it seems to be better so it may have been Three's fault

Comment wouldn't you do this the other way round? (Score 1) 435

Surely you do this the other way round and have Apple create a fake icloud site that accepts any username & password? You set the trusted network to have the icloud dns for that network point to instead instead of and slurp away? If Apple can provide an older backup then surely the backups cannot be encrypted at apples end and if you have legally compelled Apple to help, it's not like you would have issues with keys for the site? Any idea why the feds wouldn't ask Apple to do this instead? What am I missing?

Comment Re: BBC too (Score 1) 159

Sadly, the beeb allowing non uk residents to pay a license fee would have the exact opposite effect on the Tories. They would scream unfairness that the beeb is directly competing in a market and use it as an excuse to close them down. The only way they would get away with it is if the BBC were virtually given away to the Murdock family, then the Bbc/sky/Fox Conglomerate could do what ever they want with the backing of the Tories.

Comment Re: invite more people in? (Score 2) 547

Yes they are, I have several Muslim friends at work, some of them don't drink, but they go to Christmas parties etc and are indistinguishable from anyone else. One Muslim girl I work with is half Greek half Pakistani, she drinks but doesn't eat pork, oh and her boyfriend is white-english. How much more integrated do you expect people to get? Do they have to change their skin color? Give up their religion and culture totally? Honestly, class is far more important than race. Everyone I work with is middle class, as a result they actually feel they have a stake in society.

Comment Clickbait headline (Score 2) 81

I read the headline, and got very excited thinking that someone had found a naked singularity, it should have been re-worded to say, The Mystery of the Black Hole with Middle aged spread or something. Finding a intermediate sized Black hole is interesting, but not quite as exciting as a naked singularity would have been. To be fair to /. Sciencemag came up with the title, not the editors!

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