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* Posts by Aaron Harris

35 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

Latest El Reg project: Rise of the Robot Sheep

Aaron Harris
Mushroom

Fuel?

All this talk of binning the cut crass, rather than dump it in the compost bin surely we could utilize the composting process on board to produce heat and therefore power?

Over to the Bi-chemists for the technical stuff.

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OnLive streams towards Blighty

Aaron Harris
Boffin

And how do we stop it

Any advice on how to block it, ports etc...?

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Man cracks open floppy disk, inserts USB Flash drive

Aaron Harris
Thumb Down

Why?

No that's it why...

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Agreement paves way for PSN services

Aaron Harris
Stop

Why the TLA avalanche?

Why does every government and IT setup seem to want to drown us in three letter acronyms.

Is that so there is less to type in the inevitable report into the failure of the computer system that was wrongly specified and commissioned to do the job.

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Naturist club objects to erection of five storey tower block

Aaron Harris
Coat

Ping Pong

Wonder if they get much spin on the balls at ping pong?

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Airport scanners go live today, kids included

Aaron Harris
FAIL

You Tube Anyone

How long before a video of this arrives on youtube after being left in the airport lounge, or baggage hall. No doubt someone in the government will state that lessons have been learned again! Perhaps the naked rambler should go on a flight and see if he gets picked for a pervscan?

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One second-hand space shuttle: Yours for $29m

Aaron Harris
Grenade

Hummm

I feel a Darwin award just waiting to happen!

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Fem-rage shocker: Woman zaps ex-boyf with pink taser

Aaron Harris
Badgers

Why Men

Why should it just be the men that are running scared, didn't the Sparky woman in charge of the Tas, try zapping the "other woman" but managed to miss and hit the gallant gent by mistake?

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Ferry giant refuses ID card

Aaron Harris
FAIL

Really

So you plan to go abroad, and the only thing you take is the bit of plastic that fell out of the government cracker?

Surly it would have been prudent to have taken a passport as back up, just in case, god forbid, the muppets in charge of this country messed up?

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Man jailed for snooping on police database

Aaron Harris
Big Brother

Big Brother

No one has used the Big Brother Icon...

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Companies to be Bob the Builder with Firefox 3.5

Aaron Harris
Happy

Sharepoint

So will we be able to use all the nice proprietary sharepoint stuff firefox handles badly at present...

A single browser would be great but at present we have to stick with IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

All these have good and bad features but none, with out a shed load of add-ons and customisation, can stand alone.

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Open source closes gap on Microsoft's next Silverlight

Aaron Harris
Alert

But will it run ITVPlayer?

Still waiting for that fantastic content to be available in Linux... Oh well back to watch ashes to ashes on the iplayer

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Mac and Linux Bastilles assaulted by new attacks

Aaron Harris
Linux

How do I know

What is it that makes my Ubuntu 8.10 install vulnerable or not?

A bit more info please

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Profs design AK47-locating 'smart dust' helmets

Aaron Harris
Coat

Uhmmmm

Am I missing a trick here, surly once you have been shot, knowing where it came from is going to be the last thing on your mind!

Mine is the one with the kevlar plates

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Speeding, driverless Nissan finally stopped by US bombers

Aaron Harris
Thumb Down

How

How can a video of such a fun thing be so dulllllll.

Mixing self driving cars with laser guided bombs where is the rock music, the flashy voice over by a gravel eating jar head, where are the scantily clad beach babes on the side of the road.

I must be on the wrong site.

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Colonel: US Army has working electropulse grenades

Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

Suicide Bomber

Perhaps we could stick one to the side of a US killbot, I want copyright on I-suicide-bomber

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Register Hardware revamped

Aaron Harris
Dead Vulture

Logo

No Vulture, does this mean the reg branding is changing, no longer biting the hand that feeds it...

Other than that looks good.

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Enormous HP box spotted from space

Aaron Harris
Unhappy

How disapointing

Take a look here, they must have got word and taken down the structure, in the night...

52.59432,-0.198612

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MP calls for Jezza Clarkson's head

Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

Mr Angry from Surburton

So where do I write to commend Mr Clarkson, I here all the numbers banded around the amount of complaints, what about the hundreds of thousands of normal people that thought it was a funny throw away comment. Did Dads army and 'elo' 'elo' get this kind of negative press?

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Bebo users release interstellar spamgasm at Gliese 581

Aaron Harris
Go

IM

Not exactly Instant Messaging is it... 40 year round trip time, even BT can do better than that!

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Google maps Russian assault on Savannah

Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

How did the Russians get there?

I just tried to google route plan and got:

"We could not calculate driving directions between moscow and Gori, Georgia."

How the hell did they know which way to go?

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Police detain Tariq Aziz's cigar case

Aaron Harris

Theft by finding

I am just getting on the phone to the rozzers, to report those theiving b@stards that come round every 2 weeks and steal all the black bags I happened to forget were out side my house. Just think what those bags have seen!

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Instant trojan to worm toolkit sighted

Aaron Harris
Pirate

Infect the infectors

Can someone not create a honey-pot version of the software, that infects the wood be slackers (Hacker that can’t be bothered to do it properly) PC when downloaded?

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CherryPal out sweetens Apple with 2W, ultra-cheap PC

Aaron Harris
Coat

Green?

Its not green its black?

No, no, I’ve got it from the back of the door already...

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Biggles battles Yanks for right to sport tash

Aaron Harris
Coat

Length of Tash

I believe the facial hair issue is to do with the snug fit of the oxygen mask, more fuzz equals greater chance of asphyxiation. Lucky for us the jolly Brit fly boys don’t need that overrated oxygen stuff to maintain air superiority!

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Mobiles help UK malls track shoppers' every move

Aaron Harris
Boffin

Gunharf Quay

I notice that Gunwharf have a "Questions answered" section on their web site, strangely no questions about "do you track my every move including those of my bowels...

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Hacker posts personal details of 6m Chileans

Aaron Harris
Linux

How old fashioned

Why hack the government sites when you can just wait until TNT ship the disks direct to your door or local rubbish tip or road side.....

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Brazilian cleaner spots security hole in Heathrow e-borders

Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

pay?

How was she getting paid, if she didn't even have a valid pass from the cleaning company? Is such voluntary work (Slavery) a new policy from the gov.

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Will Microsoft parachute Windows 7 in early?

Aaron Harris
Linux

Vista Replacement

I thought Ubuntu 7.10 is the Vista replacement, it was for me...

Only Kidding all OS's have there place, even Vista or Windows 7, 8 or 9

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Ministry of Defence leaks counter terrorism traffic

Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

Freedom

Clearly they are being proactive in their Freedom of information responsibilities!!!

"Please note that the MOD Counter Terrorism Science and Technology Centre is part of the Ministry of Defence and is a public authority to which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies."

No sh!t

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Aaron Harris
Black Helicopters

potential_suppliers

Has the el-reg noticed what areas the CT unit is looking to boost investment in!

"In FY 07/08, the CT Centre is focussing its attention on exploiting 3 key themes, namely “Social Network Analysis”, “Understanding Terrorist as Groups Or Individuals” and “Information Exploitation”

I wonder if this is part of the project.....

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Google preps magic GDrive

Aaron Harris
Stop

Physical Access

Surley after the "Turn it off, then back on again" rule, isn't the next most important mantra in IT to "Deny physical access to the server"

I know where my remote hosting centre is and who runs it, I also know that my server is locked in a cage.

How can I trust Google to store my business information, when I don't even know the location of the servers, let alone what miscreants have access.

Mage is spot on, use VPN to connect to your secure server, sitting in your secure data centre, to access your secure data.

Customs and Excise anyone...

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Hacker defaces temples to OS X

Aaron Harris
Boffin

Tools for the job

Would a builder, slag of a spade because he was using a trowel? Computers are a tool, M$ is good for certain tasks, UBUNTU for others, even MAC has its place.

How about keeping an open mind and using the tool that's appropriate for the job, instead of acting like a tool.

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Linux desktops grow and grow and grow

Aaron Harris
Thumb Up

Live CD

Do these numbers include people like me that have to run Windose for work stuff but use Ubuntu of a live CD for everything else. Best of both worlds, I get to play with Linux and still get paid for my real work.

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Sozzled Oz footie fan tattoed with 'gay' team tribute

Aaron Harris
Unhappy

Missing Arms

"They'll know which side to reattach it"

That's OK as long as the surgeon operates with the guy laying on his front!

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