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    U.K.'s DNA Database Violates Rights

    I failed to mention that the government and police have a terrible record of securing data. Even the head of Microsoft UK said that the database culture - DNA, medical records, ID cards, children's database and more - of the UK government would be impossible to secure and do nothing but provide...
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    U.K.'s DNA Database Violates Rights

    It is a very good decision but it is a little more complicated. For example Scotland already disposes of DNA records of people who are innocent. For example in Scotland '08 nearly 20,000 people had their records deleted compared to about 250 in England & Wales. (I live in Scotland and am...
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    EU Launches iTunes Probe

    Remember there is a common market in the EU. On the European continent it costs 66p for a song but in Britain it costs 79p. I can understand the price difference for a CD but not an electronic file. And Britain has lower business taxes than the rest of Europe. I agree that the EC (European...
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    British Hacker Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

    Just so you know he still has the option to appeal to the Law Lords who sit in the House of Lords and after that the European Court of Justice. I wouldn't hold your breath if I were you. It is also interesting to note that he is being extradited on a piece of legislation which was negotiated...
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    EU Threatening MS With New Fines

    Here is the DoJ forcing Microsoft to hand over proprietary information to its competitors. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/07/microsoft_delay/
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    EU Petitioning for Lower Vista Prices

    Just so long as you accept that there is no high ground in terms of protectionist behaviour between the US and the EU and Japan. As I've said earlier this thread is about a UK petition and the UK economy which is by far the most open market in Europe and the World - anyone can buy anything...
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    EU Petitioning for Lower Vista Prices

    I agree with the petition but you should read it first before talking about anti-competitive, socialist nonsense which my original post clearly disproves. All it asks is that the Prime Minister of the UK talk to Microsoft about the reasons for the huge price difference and whether they'd like to...
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    EU Petitioning for Lower Vista Prices

    Microsoft is also free not to trade in the second largest/richest economic zone in the world and see how their revenues and profits plunge. All the while Asia is happy to keep on using pirated Microsoft software.
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    EU Petitioning for Lower Vista Prices

    The price in the UK is also higher than it is in the rest of the EU. Why? The UK is one of the few voices in Europe that pushes for real free market capitalist economics, more so than the US. The UK has the most free market economy in the world. You can buy any company, you can trade practically...
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    Laptop Power Supply

    Then I'd see if you can borrow a power supply brick just to check whether yours is faulty. I have no knowledge of your brand of laptop so after checking the power brick I wouldn't know what to suggest next. cheers
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    Laptop Power Supply

    What model of laptop? I know with some DELL laptops the power supplies sometimes starts to fail like you've described and I've experienced the same. You should RMA the power brick or buy a new one. The other problem might be that the power connector is coming loose from the motherboard which...
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