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Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years

Anon

The NSA are the criminals

Anonymous Coward.

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Vulcan? Not on our tiny balls. Pluto moons named Kerberos, Styx

Anon

Somehow, I'd rather the name Vulcan went to an actual inhabitable planet around another star.

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Planetary data merge shows three Earth-like planets in close star system

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Re: Time for a new X-Prize?

Probably best to slow the spherical seed down afterwards - if it hit an inhabited planet nearby at c/10 there would be no chance for peas.

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STROKE this mouse to make apps POP, says Microsoft

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Re: Is it just me?

The left picture is rotated 90 degrees CCW. So your hand will be fine, you'll just get a crick in your neck from using that mouse.

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New rules to end cries of 'WTF... a £10 online booking fee?'

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Virgin Media

Are Virgin Media going to have to explain how it costs them five quid to process an on-line credit card payment as compared to direct-debit payments?

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Watch out, office bods: A backdoor daemon lurks in HP LaserJets

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Re: Well you could hack it for passwords

PC LOAD LETTER means you forgot to change the paper cassette messages to INSERT 10p THEN PRESS CONTINUE.

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Yes, hundreds upon hundreds of websites CAN all be wrong

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Re: daddy long-legs

No, no, lol. Not crane flies, but Pholcidae. And I thought they were meant to be the most venomous creature in the world. Anyway, Mythbusters disproved that: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/daddy-long-leg-spiders.htm

Nevertheless, they do an excellent job of keeping down the spider population in my abode.

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Your brain, the Internet and the Universe

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If the universe is a giant brain, then the big bang could imply mind=blown.

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Network upgrading punches Everything Everywhere in the wallet

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While they're waiting...

...why don't they finish their 2G network?

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Google.eggfaced: Chocolate Factory spaffs cash in dot-word bungle

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Comoras

Well, that's .com as-is down the pan then.

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Finally a use for quantum computers: Finding LOL-cats faster

Anon

Surely?

Schrödinger's LOL-cats?

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Google counters juice V8 Javascript engine

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Coat

Obvious way to speed it up

Take out all the Javascript fictions it has to keep looking for. There's no need for it to read stories while processing.

Yes, thank you, that one with the paperback in the pocket.

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Blighty's fast mobe broadband in music wrecking probe

Anon

Is this anything to do with LightSquared?

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Boffins unimpressed by LOHAN's sizzling thruster

Anon
Mushroom

H is for...

How about using hydrogen instead of helium, and use that as fuel?

Icon as a reminder about which isotope to use.

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Using virtual particles to get real random numbers

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Re: Want one NOW!

In a sort of Schrödinger-esque fashion, you can use a cat and a door. You open the door for the cat, and there is a 50/50 chance it will actually go through.

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Randy dwarf galaxies are making billions of baby stars

Anon

Ooh, shiny!

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Are we in the middle of a PATENT BUBBLE?

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Wouldn't it be simpler if patents were non-transferable?

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DVLA tosses Virgin Media £6.7m in 3-year phone deal

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FAIL

If they wanted it to be cost-effective for their "customers", they wouldn't use non-geographic numbers that cost a fortune to call from a mobile.

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Mass ASP.NET attack causes websites to turn on visitors

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Unhappy

SQL Injection?

Perhaps there are some people who shouldn't be allowed near code editors ever again, all the way down to ed and Notepad, if they don't code to prevent SQL injection attacks.

So, when's the next XSS exploit due?

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Interference-dodging app sidesteps Wi-Fi band-hoggers

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Name hopping

Does this mean Ethereal is going to change its name again?

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Apple finally purges Mac OS of disgraced DigiNotar certs

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Facepalm

Easy-to-use fix for early OS X

There's an installer package available at

http://ps-enable.com/articles/diginotar-revoke-trust

to do all the fiddly certificate stuff. It is not as simple as changing all Diginotar certs to "not trusted for all users" - apparently that triggers a bug which will leave you even more vulnerable, if I read correctly.

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Hey Commentards! [This title is optional]

Anon

?

"All Anon posts get a V for Vendetta mask instead."

ORLY?

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iPhone users richer, brainier, more tasteful than Android-ers

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Mushroom

"brainier, more tasteful"

So, come the zombiepocalypse...

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Virgin Media flogs off UKTV stake for £339m

Anon

Oh great...

... another excuse for them to put up the price of their services.

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Anonymous and TeaMp0isoN promise songs but no Facebook hack

Anon

But...

What if it actually is a good song?

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Boffins fix dead satellite using 'dirty hack' in space

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Linux

And the solution was?

There's no point only telling us it was a "dirty hack" - we need the details so if the same thing happens on our satellites we know how to fix it too.

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Sprint springs into bed with LightSquared

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Mushroom

Where are we?

Of course I hope it doesn't, but it will be *hilarious* if it does wipe out GPS.

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H2O water-powered shower radio

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Re: What they said ^^^

You're right: it is already illegal, or at least contrary to the terms and conditions of the water company, if your shower is fed directly from the mains water.

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Record Patch Tuesday with 17-bulletin bumper crop

Anon

And can I add...

Here, this one's even funnier: in Mac OS X, you click on a picture of an apple to shut down! Where's the connection there? Start/Stop Apples/Pears?

And that icon in Windows isn't labelled Start (any more), and you can set the computer to shut down when you press the power switch.

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TV election debate 'worm' graph found to undermine democracy

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Wrapped around the end-stop

Politicians are "talking" - why isn't the worm burying itself into the "dislike" part?

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Fire-quenching electric forcefield backpack invented

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Gravity & density differences

"if you can come up with a way to keep liquid, in a closed system, circulating with no outside power requirements..." - see back-boilers, which work by convection. Not only for liquids: domestic radiators give off most of their heat by convection, not, as the name would suggest, by radiation.

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Cobalt-barrel machine guns could fire full auto Hollywood style

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Re: mandrel

Parmesan cheese.

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Android inches nearer NFC nirvana

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WTF?

NFC

NFC: I can't help but read that as an emphatic suggestion of a low probability.

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FAA to pilots: Expect 'unreliable or unavailable' GPS signals

Anon
Alien

Manilow Magic

Just one corner of the Bermuda triangle then?

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Rumbustious Rambus rampaging rebarbatively, again

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Abacus

What would be the impact on the USA if all those goods were banned from being imported? Other manufacturers wouldn't be able to ramp up production /that/ quickly to fill in the gap. Isn't there some law against attempting widespread disruption like that?

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MS hits back in Security Essentials row

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Someone tell...

... Panda Security and Trend Micro that some PC manufacturers bundle "antivirus" software with the computer. Let's see what they think of /that/.

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Ofcom clears way for iPhone apps for TV voting

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"Blindingly obvious"?

Better patent that then.

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Brits don't want in-flight calling

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Better signal

Wouldn't the phone users get a better signal if they went outside?

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Oz pedestrians fall to 'Death by iPod'

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Re: how loud was said siren exactly ?

I'd imagine full-on < H1 >, with some < blink > for emphasis.

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Apple demonstrates how to do touchscreen desktops

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American patents

Well, it can't be that obvious or it wouldn't be patentable, would it? I'm surprised no-one has thought of this before, not even Wacom with their Cintiq device. Oh, hang on...

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ToryDems stoke ID card 'bonfire'

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Not a clue

So where does Alan Johnson think the "income stream" comes from in the first place, if not us taxpayers?

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Y2.01K hits Garmin satnav

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This What?

What if you've just been transported in time and you can't find a newspaper to check the year like they always do in films?

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Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you

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Paris Hilton

But...

Well, duh, that's what the deflector dish is for.

Paris, also dishy.

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US plans crewless automated ghost-frigates

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Global warming

Who's going to win hide-and-seek under the Arctic ice cap?

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Mars rover faces icy death

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Pint

Internal gearbox jam

Well, maybe jam wasn't the best of things to put in the gearbox?

Beer, 'cos wasps like that too.

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Malicious PDFs can commandeer BlackBerry Servers, RIM warns

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FAIL

Fact omission

Well, that surprised me, I didn't know BlackBerrys ran Windows Server 2008.

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Of NVIDIA and hybrid computing

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Lashes for the author!

Wrong sort of cat.

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Google flirts with new-look home page

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FAIL

Woohoo!

Buttons that don't look like buttons. That's helpful.

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