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Anonymous wifi the latest casualty of Russia net neurosis

T J

Re: @Alfred2 Lessons will be learnt

"Over the weekend, The Independent carried three articles about online bullying (and 'grooming'), within which a former Government spokesman said that the internet was becoming too dangerous for children and that the Government needed to get tough on 'the industry'.

This feels like an initial massaging of public opinion to enable acceptance of restrictions.

One idea mentioned was to use Australian legislation about online bullying as a reference model. So, look to Australia as inspiration for future UK government attitudes and legislation of the internet."

Oh god, please don't! We are a nation of 90% dickheads down here, we can't help you! In fact, we have been fearing idiocies like The Ring Of Steel making its way down here.

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

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Re: good job they are doing this in Canada

In those there parts, it would shoot back.

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Users should PAY for their piracy says Turnbull

T J

Turnbull needs to pay ME...

...for having to watch his offensive head on my screen and listen to his bullshit. And the same goes for his party and the Liberal Party Lite (the ALP).

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Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut

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Whasis?

What's this "Googleplus" thing? Is it like the Red Cross?

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

T J

Simplest solution...

...surely is just to remove their 'products' from all hardware, everywhere, and replace them with linux based ones?

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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬

T J

Re: Potty

Word

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

T J

Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox

Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox and in the meantime there is nothing actually wrong with TrueCrypt.

Nobody has addressed the elephant in the room - has AES256 been compromised? (Correct answer: no, it hasn't). TC is just a file-system handler built around AES256's one-way functions.

So, carry on people, nothing to see here (yet).

Oh and read this:

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

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James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

T J

Avoiding disasters

So long as they don't accidentally make 'Quantum Of Solace' all should be well.

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Immigration Dept: we have NO IDEA how many people saw asylum-seeker data

T J

We are a nation of dickheads.

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Newsnight goes sour on Tech City miracle

T J

Hello... hello. IS this thing on....

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T J

Mr. Orlowski, I love you.

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UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta PIRATES

T J

This is really a bit.... sad.... overall. The rozzers have resorted to this. Can't be long before they (rightly) give up entirely and go after corporate tax frauds and other rapists like we pay them to.

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Assange not running in new Australian election

T J

Holy crap - behold the might of public memory! I'd nearly completely forgotten about old Whitedyed Man there!

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XBOX One SHOT DEAD by Redmond following delivery blunder

T J

Xbox? Really?

Players still buy Xboxes? Since Nintendo now call ALL the shots (and nobody is laughing anymore), Redmond is rapidly going down the gurgler, and Sony are busy shooting their balls off from every possible direction... I'm starting to find Xbox stories rather quaint.

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SECRET draft copyright treaty LEAKED: Meet the Trans-Pacific Partnership

T J

Australians play Uncle Sam's pink oboe

Don't believe any of the old bollocks and hype about Australians being stand-up, defy-at-all-odds, revolutionaries - none of it was ever true, it was all propaganda, smoke, hot-air and bullshit, always.

As a nation we LOVE to bend over and take it right up the colon from the lowest, highest, or in fact any bidder.

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

T J

Re: OOPS!

You're a dickhead.

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Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

T J
Linux

A New Era

I for one, welcome our new Linux Installing Overlords.

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Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

T J
FAIL

TOO FUNNY!!

This is TOO FUNNY. Like I say, I am counting down to Google buying M$, I am surmising they will make an offer, even if it is only an industry gesture, later this year.

But can you honestly imagine. No I haven't the energy to type it, just imagine nothing but SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM and more SPAM, security leaks, completely mis-attributed information, and total system outages. Like Windows.

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Vintage alien tech crash-lands in field

T J
Facepalm

Re: I guess thats

Oh GOD did you HAVE to remind me of that episode......

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Anonymous plans DDoS attack on GCHQ in snoop law protest

T J
Mushroom

Re: OK

Agreed. This has been script kiddies and armchair beardstrokers attacking badly secured webservers so far - BIG. DEAL. But sooner or later somebody in there might actually attack something more substantial, though if they are smart - egos are traditionally the letdown of the real hacker - they will tell nobody about it.

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Councils get online arsenal to battle billion-pound bloodsuckers

T J

Re: YAY

Aye, Seconded.

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CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!

T J
Mushroom

Speaking from Oz....

Speaking as an Oz. It really nice to see CSIRO develop some gonads for once. Their greatest tragedy was Mortein (whatever its known as overseas) - basically the chemical system upon which all fly sprays are based. CSIRO invented that. Then.... gave it away. At least this time they're going after the prize. Go boys.

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MPAA boss: 'SOPA isn’t dead yet'

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Yeah its dead

Yeah, yeah its dead. Can somebody tell him please. Cheers, thanks.

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Citrix champions CloudStack, throws OpenStack under a bus

T J
Megaphone

Go Citrix

Ok 'Citrix' as we who have accidentally had corpseorate jobs at some stages is a total POS, we all know that. It just barely does for WinshyteDOS what X did in 1980 for UNIX.

However - their Xen offering is probably the best virtualization on the market, or at least will be shortly.

For once, I have to agree, its GOOD to be abandoning the opensource original. After what the nerds did to KDE I'm not in a very forgiving mood to developers who think 'features' are 'improvements'.

Go Citrix - go forth and make this work, vmware needs to be kicked out of the market and I doubt KVM will ever reach commerciality at its current glacial pace. And there are no others.

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EU plans tougher punishment for hackers – and their bosses

T J
FAIL

Yeah Good Luck with that!!

Yeah good luck enforcing that boys!!

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

T J
Facepalm

Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds, with Michelle Pfifer. I still don't understand how the studio didn't decide burning the tapes was a better idea than releasing it. My brain hurts whenever I think about it.

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Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist

T J
Megaphone

Chaotic Irony

I find it mildly amusing. Dear Isaac's little maths idea would never have worked due to being infinitely subject to initial conditions - but when, he was writing, Chaos was not fashionable maths. That is to say, its full impact on pretty much everything had not been fully recognized at the time. (Also let's face it, he was rubbish. Almost none of his writings have stood the test of time and Yes, that includes his robot stories. He was a hack.)

We now know you can't predict roulette and can only limitedly predict the weather, 'psychomaths' never stood a chance.

But the irony comes from the fact that the idiots 'denying' (I put in quotes to be gramatically and semantically correct - you cannot 'deny' a fact) anthropically forced global warming are usually pig ignorant morons who have never heard of such a thing as Chaos Theory.

Etc.

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Nintendo DSi sends child abuser to the slammer

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Police Assaults

Next step is people to film the Police assaulting them.

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Dotcom hike will net MEEELLIONS of bucks for Verisign, ICANN

T J
Mushroom

Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know

Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know. This is nail, coffin, bang.

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Paedophiles ‘disguise’ child abuse pages as legit websites

T J
Childcatcher

Re: "follows a particular digital path"

Yup, you got it.

This is a bit of a big FAIL for Reg journalism this story.

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Sir Isaac Newton's life rendered as KML

T J
FAIL

OOOH GOODY!

Cos the world desperately needs one more ML.

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German court: Rapidshare must HUNT for dodgy pirate links

T J
Mushroom

Neanderthal

Yeah, yeah, I can REALLY see this decision surviving for ..... about 30 seconds.

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You're crap and paid too much for the little work you actually do

T J
Devil

Yeah

Yeah its a pity but the article is basically right.

You really have to lie and cheat and steal in the IT workplace, more than in any other.

I think this explains the massive rise in consultancies, ppl are getting well sick of this neanderthal crap.

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Microsoft SharePoint exposes privates in sniffing hack

T J
FAIL

So....

.....has anyone ever, EVER, worked out exactly what Sharepoint does? Or what its good for? Or why they didn't build the functionality into IIS (yes ok we know its because IIS is a pile of @)$(@*#) but lets all pretend)? Or what it does that couldnt be done by a simple web interface? Or why you'd pay for it????

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Oz anti-gang law hits email, maybe torrents too

T J
Meh

Re: mad max

Nah the bikies are hardly ever visible, they just make good newspaper fodder. There was one infamous incident years ago when two gangs decided to shoot one another up at a country fete and a 12 year old girl bought the farm in the crossfire. The government and police should have just created a clandestine death squad and killed all of them, it was the only sensible course of action, but we have some of the most gutless politicians in the western world. As it was, the bikie world themselves - pretty much ruled here by the hells angels - took justice into their own hands and meted out some severe punishment. I'm grateful to them but it wasn't enough. Also here they are largely pussies: in Norway rival gangs take on one another with rocket launchers and no thats not a joke.

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Microsoft slashes Office 365 prices

T J
Pint

LibreOffice

LibreOffice has won. And that's all there is to say really!

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Top Brit authors turn flamethrowers on barmy IPO

T J
Mushroom

Yeah But No But Yeah But No But

Yes Copyright needs to be bitterly flogged back into a corner and made to behave, just like Capitalism. But the solution IS NOT TO INTRODUCE COMMUNISM!!!!

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MYSTERY programming language found in Duqu

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Watcomm?

Or the Gnu win64 compiler? Or indeed any compiler that doesnt have all of that microcrud CRAP bogging it down?

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Oz says 41 hits a day turn bloggers into publishers

T J
Devil

You...you use your REAL identity details for posting online???

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Yelp boosts Bono's Elevation

T J
Meh

Who?

Who is 'Bono' ?

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Tick-like banking Trojan drills into Firefox, sucks out info

T J
WTF?

There are people who still use Windows?

What are they, Amish or Menonite or something?

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Child abuse suspect won't be forced to decrypt hard drive

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Wow, Common Sense!

Sudden outbreak of common sense, I'll be damned! Maybe it will help make our modern, fashionably UNelected governments realize they have no rights in respect of our personal information WHATSOEVER.

And the Spooks? They will just carrying on what they do, legally, illegally or alegally - its what they are supposed to do.

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Microbee flies again

T J
Devil

Please let all this old junk die

Somewhat in sympathy with Wombling_Free:

I am a deep computer nerd: Computer Scientist, Engineer, and ordinary dogsbody System Janitor. I have done everything - assembler to scada, word processor internals to AI, games programming to web wank. And this is over decades, not just out of the computing womb.

I have NO interest in old computers.

I'll just say that again because it felt so good.

I have NO interest in old computers.

They are boring. BORING.

Unless they are *very* old, like the ENIAC - anything that uses tanks of mercury to get the job done has a lot of groove.

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Death to Office or to Windows - choose wisely, Microsoft

T J
Mushroom

Zombie

Windows has been dead for a long time. Only businesses upgrade and only businesses with a critical need to upgrade. Many home users and businesses are running wXP (if they run the w at all), and very few home users have ever paid for the thing. Its not even particularly useful anymore. Once upon a time w was a handy, if buggy, app loader and that was pretty much it. Nowadays it doesnt really offer anything. GUIs are a dime a dozen and many apps are back to carrying their own around with them.

M$ should never have blundered into the OS market, they knew, and know, nothing about the science. At all. Thats why they are getting ditched everywhere, by the way. Desktop OS's aint living in the 80s no more and w never was a serious server contender.

And in case you are one of these idiots who laugh at Gamers running games under Linux or OSX - games under both platforms load far, far faster than under w7, can run windowed or fullscreen, and the system doesnt need a reboot after the session.

So what about Office? Yes - when m$ were purely an apps company they did actually do some good work.

Word 5 for DOS was possibly the best graphics-mode word processor around, especially since Word Perfect refused to simplify their ridiculously overcomplicated interface and so died.

When WinDOS came along, they worked it up to Word 2.0. It had inconsistencies and crashed a lot, but it was quite a nice little WP to use once you got past the quirks. Heck, it was even reasonably fast, and its a long time since anything by m$ hasn't had the speed of a smacked out geriatric snail.

But then the process of steady abortionization began, with Word 6, and so on it has gone. The Office suite is now a giant mess of crap with a legacy user base, and they can't even treat the legacy users right.

So -yes, Windows is gone.

Office MAY survive, but they need to improve it (the Ribbon was a bad idea guys, not a good idea).

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Cameras roll on 'blockbuster' new Who series

T J
Childcatcher

Sigh

Does it HAVE to be blockbusters all the way? Can it not just be spooky, broody, cleverly written mystery-fiction the way it used to be in the Good Days? I fear we are to be subject to more Orchestras, farting aliens, gay sharks and other bollocks. Sorry just BITTER, was so disappointed by most of the reboot, though it had some highlights along the way. It needs the highlights to become the norm. I do like Matt Smith, he's up there with Chris Ecclestone, who was up there with Tom Baker (I hear there were interlopers attempting to fill in between those real doctors but we'll ignore them).

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Megaupload honcho sprung from slammer (for now)

T J
Mushroom

Phase One....

Phase One, get boss out of jail. Underpants next.

This is well and truly Onnnnnnnnnn, and you know something? I really dont think the self-appointed commercial artistry 'gatekeepers' or their little bribed lapdogs in the government are going to be the winning side.

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Microsoft denies report of Office coming to iPad

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They should but Ballmer is a moron

They should of course, it might even help delay their inevitable collapse, but Ballmer is an idiot (as we all know). iWork wasn't bad, I actually quite liked Pages, it didn't give me the screaming irrits that most Apple apps do with their appalling ergonomics. But lets face it, everything will be running LibreOffice soon, most probably on Android.

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Police probing ‘threats’ over Canadian internet privacy bill

T J
Mushroom

Then I guess we are all standing with the Child Pornographers

Then I guess we are all standing with the Child Pornographers. Thats a better alternative than the kind of parasitic lifeform this idiot obviously is.

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Microsoft holds peace talks after Hyper-V booted from OpenStack

T J
Childcatcher

Why bother?

Why would Openstack even bother? Hyper-V is a heap of junk, everyone knows it, and it wont be around more than another year. Why would Openstack bother going to the effort of maintaining an interface to it? Especially when the big 3 are really where its at - Citrix Xenserver, VMWare and whatever KVM offering IBM can get together. Keeping an interface umbrella fresh over those 3 is going to take enough work without worrying about every little toy hypervisor effort that comes along.

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