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29 posts • joined 19 Dec 2007

Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

SoltanGris

Re: innocent or guilty

RE: Evil Auditor on getting mug shots of 'innocent' people.

Every time I've had my picture taking for :

Texas Drivers License,

Passport,

Concealed Carry Permit,

Student ID (that was decades ago for me)

Mad Magazine ID.

The government gets my mugshot, in living color. If they have been doing due diligence

over the decades they even have a database of what I looked like 30 years ago.

So, it is NOT surprising they have a mugshot of you, innocent or not.

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Texan parks quadcopter atop Dallas Cowboys stadium

SoltanGris

Re: A quadcopter by any other name

Re Pete 2.

Yeah, as a resident of Texas I can confirm we do such here.

I provide here our brothers from Arizona practicing maneuvers for such events.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR5BtXP0s0o

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Eagle steals crocodile-cam, records video selfie

SoltanGris

Re: NOT "stolen"

Well, how about attaching a camera to a fluffy kitten's paw and staking said kitten's out in a pasture.

Of course you would use light weight yarn to tie the kittens to the stake so as to not harm them.

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NASA serves up Curiosity's billion-pixel panorama

SoltanGris

Re: It told me 'Click Here' ...

On that same page there is a link pointing to the direct downloadable 'small' version . A mere 150 or so

megabytes for the TIFF format version.

Quite viewable using XNVIEW freeware (for individuals) image viewer to view the image zoom and pan that way.

I was quite disappointed with the online panoramic tool when I went to that site. On my 24" 1920x1200 screen the tiny view box was worse than a waste of my time. I went direct to the direct download to view local.

I don't understand why anyone would not want to view that at the largest size possible.

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Forklift fondleslab 'fellas flee with vast haul of iPad Minis at JFK

SoltanGris
FAIL

Dumb and Dumber

First thing that popped into my head when reading this is to look forward

to a upcoming episode of World Dumbest Heists on TruTV (a cable channel here in USA)

featuring the idiots that pulled this off.

How long will it take Apple to find the devices once they are turned on and access a network?

http://www.trutv.com/video/dumbest/index.html

Pity, the criminals these days seem to be dumber and dumber. Course that brings to mind

the article the other day that asserts we humans are dumber than our ancestors from 2000 years ago.

.....

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Secunia bets on open information for security growth

SoltanGris
Windows

Einstein is not happy with this 3.0 beta.

Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler.

I think Einstein would have said that if saw the 3.0 Secunia beta.

Within minutes I had reverted back to 2.x Secunia.

If you are a Secunia PSI user, just be aware this is an intentional design

of Secunia. They seem to think the typical user is too daft to use the information

presented in the 2.x series and is mentally overburdened by seeing anything other

than a white screen with a green shaded equivalent of a smiley face.

I think they figured their next demographic audience is the Xbox and PlayStation

type generation. They could be right. I run into that type all the time on the net, they

are extremely ignorant of PC usage in general. How they even manage to turn them on

is somewhat of a mystery to me...

So, you have been warned. Try it!

Only plus I could see, was the uninstall was as painless as the install. 2.x managed

to remove 3.x and all was good again.

Your Mileage May Vary **

** Distance of measurement used in Texas.

Oh, and if your a PC user and NOT using Secunia, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Without the PCI inspector I'd never keep up with security risk ridden software on my PC.

Yah, most of the time it is Adobe . Go figure.

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Re: Please get busy

I don't have time to mess with something I wont use. V3 is for people who do

not want to know anything. There is NO detail provided byt v3.

V2 provides information on the programs, etc.

I downloaded it, looked at it for 5 minutes and deleted it, went back to v2.

No thank you.

And why the hell a anonymous coward gets posted and my post is not even listed is curious.

I suppose I should not admit I was from Texas. Some Brit bias I suppose.

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MasterCard joins Visa in pushing PINs into America

SoltanGris
WTF?

Down here where I buy gasoline in Texas we have to enter the postal zip code

where the credit card is registered in.

In fact, I see this sort of requirement on other CC swiping machines in some other

vendor machinery. One that comes to mind is the RedBox DVD,Blu-Ray dispensing

machines.

So that is sort of a primitive pin system already. The thief has to guess or know the

correct zip. Course it is a no brainer if they stole your wallet too.

Whatever pin system they use I hope it is at least one digit deeper than the

mere 4 numbers that is used today.

At the least the system should use a mix of numeric and alphabetic and be 6 chars in

length.

I just pulled the six chars in length out of my ass, but figure it is short enough to remember

and at least long enough to beat the mere 9,999 the current system allows. Less than that

when you consider so many idiots use 11111 and other common numeric sequences,

common ones that idiots use.

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Pumped-up radio telescope seeks new moniker

SoltanGris

Buzzed

After much thought and a bit of research I ended up with this first effort.

Ternary

Wide

Array

Telescope

Works for me.

For some reason El Reg insists on screwing up the formatting by inserting double space.

Oh well. That is TWAT if you are suffering from some strange form of blindness.

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Dead baby taunting troll feels wrath of law

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Are plasma TVs killing radio?

SoltanGris
Megaphone

Ham in Texas is tasty with grits n honey.

The plasma TV my next door neighbors have definitely interfere with my radio 'kit''

Kit being a Kenwood TX480 30khz to 60mhz transceiver.

Most of the interference is on the 'medium wave' bands from 1.6mhz on up through

14mhz. AM broadcast band here in the USA is just around 680khz to around 1.7mhz

and when they fire up the noise maker in the evenings the weaker AM stations can be

decimated.

Me, I use a LCD 48inch set. Prior to learning about the inherent noise factor

involved with plasma sets I was a fan of that tech for the inherent better contrast.

But, being a radio amateur operator and all means I have an awareness of RFI generating

monster tech. The general public grubs wont' be aware of such issues or even care if they did.

Bitter?

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Underground tunnel complexes FOUND ON MOON

SoltanGris
Pint

Ode to Richard Hoagland.

Replying to Samuel Walker's post above:

There is plenty of evidence of ancient lava activity on the moon right in front of your

face (okay, a good lens set helps). THey are called mares, ancient lava flows.

Those huge bloched areas . Can't miss em.

So, ye olde moon had plenty of ancient lava activity.

So, the aliens came in later and made use of these tubes. That much is obvious.

If only Art Bell was still alive and broadcasting. Such a lost opportunity.

"Let's get drunk and make shit up".

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Most browsers silently expose intimate viewing habits

SoltanGris
FAIL

Misinformation

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private+Browsing

Your post is misleading at best if read in context of the article.

A clip from the above link states quite clearly:

Note: Private Browsing prevents information from being recorded on your computer. It does not make you anonymous on the Internet.

Firefox private browsing feature was and is not a means to prevent the sort of 'exploit'

mentioned in the scary article.

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Boffins warn on car computer security risk

SoltanGris
Terminator

Ignorance is bliss

"Independent security expert Ken Tindell has:"

Obviously not seen Terminator 3.

And if you don't get it, you better see it soon. Your life depends on it now.

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Microsoft wants pacemaker password tattoos

SoltanGris
Grenade

What is truely sad ...

What is sad about all this is nobody posting has bothered to note WHY we need

such measures. Take note of the state of humanity that you have people out there

SO FUKIN sick as to mess with a person using a life giving device.

So sick as to get their pathetic jollies off by doing so.

I see lots of silly boy outrage directed at those trying to prevent said abuse but where

is the silly boy outrage directed at the total ass-wipes that DO SUCH ACTS?

Course this begs the question is there a documented case of such happening?

THAT would be interesting.

To all you silly boys, sorry but I find your outrage just a bunch of Nancy activity.

Go fark yourselves.

Yours truly, an enraged Texan.

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Wii Fit fall woman turns into nympho

SoltanGris
Coffee/keyboard

Free Wii's for all Ms Bee's.

I can afford to buy a few hunderd of those there Wii thingies to hand out .

Maybe this could be a repeatable 'accident'.

I want to see a episode of BullShit with Penn n Teller doing a re-enactment of the

series of events that led up to this wondrous development.

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Death row inmate claims allergy to lethal injection

SoltanGris
Grenade

Direct Injection of Lead

I"m sure he would also be deadly allergic to the method I would prefer to employ.

A direct and sudden injection of lead to his brain case.

I would surmise a dosage of 200 grains would suffice.

Delivery system is far cheaper to boot.

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Large Hadron Collider briefly back on over weekend

SoltanGris
Flame

Don't worry, be happy.

Not to worry.

This will all be fixed up and ready to rock

by 2012.

SO chill.

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Firefox update takes down three critical flaws

SoltanGris
WTF?

Puzzled and Confused

Okay, so what are us wankers that are foolish enough to be running the v 3.6 Firefox

released 'some time ago*' to do?

Maybe some clarification is in order, eh? Eh? Eh?

Looking at Mozilla.com main page firefox 3.6 is listed, as it was 'some time ago*' {(c) Vague Inc}

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Surprise Adobe update grapples with critical flaws

SoltanGris
FAIL

Booyah

If you were foolish enough to think this is finally fixed you'd be

stunned to learn otherwise. Stunned if you had just crawled out from

under a rock.

According to Secunia this latest and greatest 'fix' from Adobe clusterf*ck

Systems Inc is just another foil to fool you, dear tool, er user.

Here's a link and everything.

It's not in PDF form so it must be true.

http://secunia.com/blog/75/

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New SOCA chief battles Yes, Minister jibes from MPs

SoltanGris

What dolts

WTF, different logins on channel than here?

WHY for farks sake?

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Mozilla catches half of Firefox users running insecure Flash

SoltanGris
Pint

Insane Shooter

Hey, a lot of you fellow Window's users could avoid a lot of headaches involved when keeping

non core applications up to date if you used this:

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/

Secunia scan works great for me. Been using it for some years now. Browser version works fine but I prefer the full (free as in beer) installed version as it does a better scan.

I don't' farking fuss so much over keeping track of the irresponsible jackwads at Adobe and Apple (quicktime nightmare)

And why does thee register have different logins/paswords for this Channel register than on the register site?

WTF.

and a host of other packages like I used to do. THis tool just lets me have some resemblance

of peace of mind by reminding me something is 'out of date' security wise.

Is it the answer to safe computing? No, but it sure helps me.

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Mobile hack shows need for security upgrade

SoltanGris
Black Helicopters

Trust no one.

Yet another example of why it is best to plan world domination from the safe confines

of a cave in some remote mountain chain and to eschew all devices that do not revolve

around stone based technology.

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MS Zero-day security bug was two years in the making

SoltanGris

Pink Ducks

Despite suggestions otherwise, Pinkduck is correct to suspect.

One need not study espionage and signals intelligence operations of nation states for long

to realize such is going on behind your collective backs. It isn't just the USA and NSA by the way.

Plenty of shenanigans to go around. Not to worry.

Nothing to see here , move along now.

'

Oh, for those interested in reading on this such sort of thing a good place to start, though not end, is Peter Bamford 'The Puzzle Palace' though I do understand later works are about.

Reading up how the Allies won the 2nd World War by using shenanigans and signals intel might lead you to led further down the path of paranoia..

Interesting history.

Meanwhile, you could just ignore all that. Just I'd advise not plotting world domination using your PC or networked devices.

Cheerio.

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I'm a sceptic now, says ex-NASA climate boss

SoltanGris
Flame

Death to the infidel

This fellow must be dealt with immediately. Non believer member of the scientific community?

How dare he counter the man made global warming Jack Boot Nazis (TM).

This man must be silenced by them or they will begin to be perceived as Jack Boot Bozos.

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US to postpone analog TV death

SoltanGris

Washington based idiocy

@ Bloodworth.

Amen to that rant. I agree though I missed the coupons. Not that I need them but who wants

to miss out on freebies, but I applied too late.

That said, it has been far more than a year to prep. I don't know how anyone out there in the

USA here could have missed the fact the digital switchover was going to occur from over 3 years

ago. I made my 'prep' over a year and a half ago by going with a digital tuner display so was ready

well in advance. Been enjoying digital football (with the proper ovoid ball not that silly round Euro ball) ever since.

Delaying the switch over is idiocy.

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National Safety Council seeks total* cell-phone driving ban

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Good, and while they are at it...

I'd be happy to see this enacted. Some lives may actually be saved.

While they are at it they should also ban teenagers and then ban idiocy.

Actually, come to think of it, if they would ban the latter first, the former would be covered already.

Not that only teenagers are idiots, but also adults. The banning of idiocy would be all inclusive.

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Indian court urged to 'ban Google Earth'

SoltanGris

Must not stop there

While they are at it:

They should also ban small boats and the motors that propel them.

Ban all mobile phone devices because they can be used by the terrorists to communicate

over vast distances.

Ban backpacks as they can be used to hide weapons that terrorists can use.

Ban tennis shoes as they can make it so terrorists run fast and are extra nimble.

Ban all cameras so that terrorists can not photo document any areas they are thinking of terrorizing.

Ban panty hose so terrorists can't be stealthy as they conduct their terror campaign.

Ban pens , pencils and writing paper.

I'm sure they will get around to some of that.

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Microsoft spits out final XP service pack, beta version

SoltanGris
Gates Horns

Praise Allah

In case it wasn't stated often enoiugh let me add my voice to the :

"Windows XP SP3 does not bring significant portions of Windows Vista functionality to Windows XP."

PRAISE BE TO ALLAH !

I fully endorse this sentiment even though I'm officially an infidel according to

the 'true believers'.

Vista, you will not be missed. Bon Voyage. May your demise be an early one.

May your mustache rot and fall off.

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