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TOM UTLEY: I agree with Grayson Perry - the Right are much nicer than Lefties 

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 01:19
TOM UTLEY: On the face of it, the transvestite ceramic artist Grayson Perry is one of the least likely people in all the world to say anything even mildly complimentary about Right-wingers.
Categories: UK News

Tory MP David Morris ordered to apologise after lobbying for Russian's company after £10k donation

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 01:18
A Tory MP has been ordered to apologise for breaking parliamentary rules by asking a question in the Commons that 'sought to benefit' a company that had given him £10,000.
Categories: UK News

From their blond locks to their brutality, new research claims we've got the Vikings all wrong

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 01:05
New research claims we've got the Vikings all wrong. The Vikings were spreading the terror in England, Scotland and Ireland for more than a century
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Globally significant' levels of lithium could spark mining in Cornwall

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 01:04
Cornwall could be about to enter a new era of mining after 'globally significant' amounts of lithium were found in underground waters. The county is said to hold some of the world's best quality lithium.
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DuckDuckGo Is Growing Fast

Slashdot - Fri, 2020-09-18 01:02
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, announced that August 2020 ended in over 2 billion total searches via its search platform. While Google remains the most popular search engine, DuckDuckGo has gained a great deal of traction in recent months as more and more users have begun to value their privacy on the internet. DuckDuckGo saw over 2 billion searches and 4 million app/extension installations, and the company also said that they have over 65 million active users. DuckDuckGo could shatter its old traffic record if the same growth trend continues. Even though DuckDuckGo is growing rapidly, it still controls less than 2 percent of all search volume in the United States. However, DuckDuckGo's growth trend has continued throughout the year, mainly due to Google and other companies' privacy scandal.

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Categories: Technology

Feeling bad about your last security audit? Check out what just happened to the US Department of Interior

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:47
It starts with a backpack of $200 of electronics and poor Wi-Fi security

The US Department of the Interior (DoI) spectacularly failed its latest computer security assessment, mostly for a lack of Wi-Fi defenses.…

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I'm A Celebrity bosses 'have forked out millions to make derelict castle venue safe'

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:23
I'm A Celebrity bosses have reportedly forked out millions to make the 19th-century castle where this year's series is being held in North Wales.
Categories: UK News

Parents take £17m a DAY from children's savings

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:21
Job losses or wage cuts have forced nearly a quarter of families to take an average of £700 from savings earmarked for their children's future, according to the insurer Direct Line.
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Surgeons forced to 'play God' in coronavirus pandemic by choosing who they operate on

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:21
Surgeons have been forced to 'play God' by selecting which patients they operate on during the pandemic, warned Ben Challacombe, a urological surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' in London.
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Why Passenger Jets Could Soon Be Flying In Formation

Slashdot - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:20
New submitter ragnar_ianal writes: Looking at the V-shaped formations of migrating ducks, scientists have long surmised that there are aeronautical efficiencies at play. Airbus is examining this in a practical manner to see if fuel efficiency can be enhanced. "Building on test flights in 2016 with an Airbus A380 megajet and A350-900 wide-body jetliner, [the Airbus fello'fly] hopes to demonstrate and quantify the aerodynamic efficiencies while developing in-flight operational procedures," reports CNN. "Initial flight testing with two A350s began in March 2020. The program will be expanded next year to include the involvement of Frenchbee and SAS airlines, along with air traffic control and air navigation service providers from France, the UK, and Europe." "It's very, very different from what the military would call formation flight. It's really nothing to do with close formation," explained Dr. Sandra Bour Schaeffer, CEO of Airbus UpNext, in an interview with CNN Travel.

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French Open reduce number of fans to 5,000 per day as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Paris 

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:12
The French Tennis Federation has reduced the number of fans that will be allowed to attend the French Open due to the worsening coronavirus situation in the country.
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How £50bn of banknotes have 'gone missing'

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 00:01
Banknotes worth £50billion have gone missing in circulation according to the National Audit Office. The NAO said it could be held overseas or in savings that haven't been declared
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Internet Archive's way cool Wayback Machine gets way more websites in Cloudflare fail-over deal

The Register - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:56
And Cloudflare customers get way better availability

The Internet Archive, repository for some 468bn webpages, has become a fail-over service for Cloudflare customers, which could improve website availability for everyone.…

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Estée Lauder teams up with NASA to shoot commercial aboard the International Space Station

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:54
Estée Lauder has teamed up with NASA to shoot a commercial on the International Space Station for its skincare serum. Up to 10 bottles will launch to the ship later this month for their debut in space.
Categories: UK News

Lancashire 'will be placed under Covid curfew TOMORROW'

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:54
Around 9.2 million Britons have been put under tougher local lockdown restrictions because of a spike in cases of coronavirus and there soon could be even more.
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These women tell how tap dancing has made them all tip-top again

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:40
An increasing number of women are turning to tap as adults and dancing up a storm in classes or in their own homes. Five mid-life tappers tell ANTONIA HOYLE why they're having a ball (change)...
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Is Apple One a Bargain? It's Complicated

Slashdot - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:40
Apple One, Apple's long-awaited services bundle, has arrived and The Verge's Chaim Gartenberg has crunched the numbers to see which subscription package, if any, is worth it. From the report: Let's start with the Apple One Individual plan. Offering a single Apple Music plan ($9.99 per month), a 50GB iCloud storage bucket ($0.99 per month), and access to Apple Arcade ($4.99 per month) and Apple TV Plus ($4.99 per month) for $14.99, it seems like it saves you money. But unless you're interested in subscribing to Apple Music and either Apple Arcade or Apple TV Plus, you're probably better off just saving the $4 and sticking with an $11 Apple Music and iCloud combo. (As a side note, Apple does grant everyone in your family plan access to Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus, even if you subscribe to it through the "Individual plan," which may impact your calculus.) It's a similar story with the Family plan: a regular family plan for Apple Music costs $14.99 per month, and a 200GB iCloud bucket (which can already be shared across a whole family) is $2.99. Once again, if you want either Apple Arcade or Apple TV Plus on top of that, the Apple One bundle effectively gets you both of those services for the price of one, but if all you want is Apple Music and iCloud storage, Apple One doesn't really offer any benefits. The Apple One Premier plan is a slightly different story, though. At $29.99 per month, it's the most expensive of the plans. Comparing it to the unbundled costs, an Apple Music family plan is once again $14.99, while a 2TB iCloud plan is $9.99. If you were already paying for both of those plans -- which isn't unreasonable for a family that's heavily invested in Apple products -- then you're only looking at a $5 per month increase to gain access to Arcade along with the additions of News Plus and Fitness Plus (which, at $9.99 per month each, are among Apple's priciest subscriptions). "But in most cases, Apple One only makes sense if you're already subscribing to Apple's most in-demand services: iCloud storage, which is essential for backing up most iPhones given Apple's increasingly absurd (and stingy) 5GB allowance for new devices, and Apple Music," writes Gartenberg in closing. "And at the end of the day, Apple One doesn't make subscribing to those two key services dramatically cheaper -- it just provides a discount for subscribing to Apple's less popular services. It's a good discount, mind you, but one that still results in most customers paying more than they are right now."

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Matt Hancock pledges free PPE for ALL care home residents to minimise coronavirus risk

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:39
Free masks and gowns will also be handed to home helps and care home staff as ministers aim to prevent a repeat of the shortages that plagued the sector over the summer.
Categories: UK News

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Mystery of the foreign tycoon and the Queen's grandchildren

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:36
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: The Queen's grandchildren Zara Phillips and her brother Peter have always relied on making their own money, But they have not avoided pitfalls.
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Spectacular images show chorus line from Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of West Side Story

Mail Online - Thu, 2020-09-17 23:35
Spectacular shots have been released from Steven Spielberg's remake of 1961 classic West Side Story. Unknown actress Rachel Zegler, 19, has been cast in the lead role of Maria.
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