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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
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    This Recycling Bin Is Following You


    The same advertising company that tracks Smartphone users around shops has rolled out a number of bins in central oondon that tracks the MAC addresses of smartphones that pass them so that the comapny can build a map of people's movements and serve personalised ads to them.



    “From our point of view, it’s open to everybody, everyone can buy that data,” Memari told Quartz. ”London is the most heavily surveillanced city in the world…As long as we don’t add a name and home address, it’s legal.”
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
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    Burglars return stolen goods to group that helps sexual assault survivors
    In what could be the nicest (and strangest) story you’ll read all day, a group of thieves who lifted several computers from a Los Angeles office building returned the stolen goods after realizing that they had just ripped off a support center for survivors of sexual assault.

    The burglars felt so bad about stealing from the nonprofit that they even included a note of apology, explaining [sic]: “We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back we hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless.”
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.504)
    I think "okay" is relative. Sure, they gave them back when they realized who they stole them from, but they still stole them in the first place.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.505)
    Yeah, I didn't say "good" just "okay".
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.506)
    I didn't say "good" either.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.507)
    Err, I just posted that very same story, two posts above yours ?

    WHY DOES NO ONE EVER PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEE ?

    *runs to bedroom, slams door, throw self on bed, cries into pillow*
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013 edited
     (11025.508)
    @RenThing

    um...

    o...kay?

    *steps away*
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013 edited
     (11025.509)
    Argh, Wood. Sorry mate! Deleted!

    Wood! Wooooooood!

    Ah jeez, he's crying.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.510)
    *passes you a box of tissues* I think he's going to need these.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.511)
    MAD WITH POWER
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013 edited
     (11025.512)
    GLaDOS
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.513)
    THAT'S RIGHT, I'M THE MONSTER
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.514)
    Look how small you are down there! I can barely see you! Very tiny and insignificant! Let me tell you, I knew it was gonna be cool being in charge of everything, but - wow, this is cool! And check this out! I'm a bloody genius now!


    *ahem*
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2013
     (11025.515)
    "Yes ... You're the tumor!"
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    Slow clap

    "I have one question for these policy makers:

    Without reference to Wikipedia, can you tell me what the difference is between The Internet, The World Wide Web, a web-browser and a search engine?

    If you can’t, then you have no right to be making decisions that affect my use of these technologies."


    Kids Can't Use Computers... And This Is Why It Should Worry You
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013 edited
     (11025.517)
    Stephanie Banister, the ultranationalist One Nation party candidate in next month's Australian federal election, has gone viral after giving an interview so bad, that one can only wonder if she is Australia's version of Sarah Palin
    Meet Australia's Sarah Palin
    Thankfully, she's now withdrawn.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
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    Lavabit's founder has stopped using email :

    “If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it either.”

    “If there were surveillance bugs in all products coming out of China, would you buy those products?”
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
     (11025.519)
    Useful reminder from Stephen Fry on how the Daily Mail has always been historically wrong about everything :

    But there’s form here. The Mail still can’t quite live with the shame that it has always, always been historically wrong about everything - large and small - from Picasso to equal pay for women. Because it has always been against progress, the liberalising of attitudes, modern art and strangers (whether by race, gender or sexuality). Of course they’ll leap on a Stephen Lawrence bandwagon once the seeds of their decades of anti-immigration racism (read a 1960s or 1970s Daily Mail) have been sown, but deep down they have always come from the same place and had the same instinct for the lowest, most mean-spirited, hypocritical, spiteful and philistine elements of our island nation.

    Most notoriously of all, they loved Adolf Hitler when he came to power, and as the Czech crisis arose they were the appeasement newspaper. And woe-betide any liberal-minded anti-fascist who warned that the man was unstable and that consistently satisfying his vanity, greed and ambition was only storing up trouble. The whole liberal left, not to mention Winston Churchill, were mocked and scorned for their instinctive distrust of Hitler. The Daily Mail knew better.
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    @Vorn - thanks - that's a topical subject for me right now... might inspire a 'haz help' thread post