* Posts by Mycho

1558 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

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French snub aliens

I think there's a problem with the French greeting. Shame we didn't have twitter back then, they'd have been all over it in seconds.

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Hawking, Musk, Woz (and Riley): ROBOTS will KILL US ALL

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I for one welcome artificial snoo snoo if it does all that too.

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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Compulsory updates? No, thanks.

It seems like a lot of people are now theorising that this will ultimately offer a whole new vector into hacking people's computers since once you can spoof an update everybody will automatically install it.

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Biometric behavioural profiling: Fighting that password you simply can't change

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Changes of posture?

I'm sure I type my password very differently when standing up to the right of the keyboard, for example.

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Choc Factory research shows users just don't get security

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Re: Humans are relatively good...

I have been asking for duress codes for a long time.

There used to be an urban legend that entering your ATM PIN backward would alert the authorities and still work. Why isn't this true?

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Thing about password managers

There was this one called Gator that I remember...

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SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

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Re: he wore it

"What do you say to dem like conspiracy theorists who say that, like, the moon does not exist?"

-- Ali G, interviewing Buzz Aldrin

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MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

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Someone should ask him his opinion of his appearance on Epic Rap Battles of History.

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Cyber poltergeist threat discovered in Internet of Stuff hubs

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Re: An often underestimated threat

"Given that the universe is infinite, and given that God is infinite, how about a muffin?"

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An often underestimated threat

If you intend to target someone in meatspace, ruining their sleep can help ensure they're more vulnerable than normal. Connecting radios, tvs, kettles, even the toilet to the net can allow hackers to have a significant impact on how well people can sleep.

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Galloway and Greens challenge Brit spooks over dragnet snooping

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Re: Oh God...

Countdown to Government stooges realising they can now associate every privacy group with him...

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Missing

That's actually a very good point. Someone needs to do a study where the only difference is whether a male or female voice filter is in place, and the person speaking must not know which is which. Only then are we actually comparing like with like.

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Missing

What difference did they notice going the other way? How do the people who beat them respond to beating them?

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Not that surprised

It's a site with victims. Some of them are hackers.

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Hacking Team hackers questioned over Hacking Team hack

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Been saying that for a while

400GB being downloaded and nobody noticing seems a lot less likely than someone plugging in a usb drive under the desk and taking it out that way.

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Re: "Selective Breeding"

So no bananas or potatoes then?

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I would eat it.

I expect like the other equivalents it will be cheaper than decent meat. Cheap meat or fake meat is hardly a choice you need to make.

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Hacking Team: We’ll be back in the spyware biz before you know it

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I fear that will be how this plays out, that they become a symbol of Americans having to take it as much as the rest of us have to take it from them. Then people forget to hate them.

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Re: translation please

He is arguing that they only stole worthless junk.

Specifically because being stolen made it worthless junk.

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Hacking Team: We're the good guys, but SO misunderstood. Like Batman

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Re: Legal help

... perhaps I wasn't clear. How do you prove that these files (router logs, dns records...) haven't been modified too?

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Re: Legal help

I admit you've lost me. You seem to be arguing that if the prosecution is planting evidence they'll only ever plant one piece of evidence. Care to re-word?

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Re: Legal help

I'd say it will be inevitable now that this defence will be tried in court and will work at least once.

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Just being pedantic, but these weren't surveillance devices, they were hijack tools. One of the demonstrations was of how to plant child porn on someone's computer.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Re: Dear El. Reg.,

Might I be permitted to use the word Bollocks when describing this process? Possibly prefixed by the words load of fucking? It would greatly enhance the impact of my commentary.

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Crap crypto crackdown coming as FBI boss testifies to US Congress

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Cyber home defence

We should spread the word that the Senate wants to limit the rights of Americans to protect their homes digitally. Call it cyber gun control.

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'I'm COMING for you, DIRTBAG!': Ex-Sony chief Smedley to Kid Lizard hacker

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Re: likely being unfair

Indeed. Sony were the company who thought it was fine to install backdoors on your PC that were easy to find and exploit.

We should sue their parents too.

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Hacking Team: Oh great, good job, guys ... now the TERRORISTS have our zero-day exploits

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"Before the attack, Hacking Team could control who had access to the technology..."

So why didn't they?

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Russia campaigns to stop SUICIDALLY STUPID selfies

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Totally disagree

This is a thinly veiled attack on the Darwin Awards.

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Dutch MEP whacks Hacking Team over embargo-busting

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Re: That'll be nice

Sounds remarkably like a certain other Italian enterprise who used to sell protection.

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Security world chuckles at Hacking Team’s 'virus torrent' squeals

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Re: Starts to get sinister:

No, I'm talking about what you say. Real offenders getting let off because you can no longer prove beyond reasonable doubt who put the evidence there.

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Re: Starts to get sinister:

I hope that's the purpose. Once one paedo gets their conviction overturned because of this it will stop people supporting this kind of thing.

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Re: A company that's all kinds of despicable.

There's info on their illegal dealings over here including their email exchanges with Sudan, whom they testified to the UN they had nothing to do with.

Time for them to promote Brian Trousers to head of PR?

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Re: This goes without saying but:

Now they can get a proper job.

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150,000 angry Redditors demand Chairman Pao's head on a spike

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Re: Ooh - Sociologists! Scramble!

Who is getting larted?

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Soyuz source replenishes international space station

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Re: And I've heard...

I've seen the ISS toilet paper stores.

If they're much wanted it's only because they're having to use the Russian paper now.

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I'll get us started

926 pounds of water measures 420801 cc which would fill a mere 0.0002 Olympic swimming pools.

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'The server broke and so did my back on the flight to fix it'

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That is a really idiotic design choice.

Notwithstanding this engineer, that is the kind of situation you're likely to be called in to look at at 3AM. One keypress from obliteration without so much as a warning message when you're only half awake is seriously not what you want to deal with.

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Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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Do we have to bring them right the way back?

What about using some cloned cells to make synthetic mammoth burgers? I'd pay over the odds for something like that.

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KRAKKOOM! SpaceX Falcon supply mission to ISS EXPLODES minutes after launch

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I think you're being downvoted by atheist war veterans rather than Musk fanboys.

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Re: Refreshing to read the coments here....

I will confess to being absolutely furious, but I'm not dumb enough to expect foul play every time something insanely dangerous goes wrong.

Dammit, we were so close to the first step toward 3d farms.

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Germany says no steamy ebooks until die Kinder have gone to bed

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Re: Oh, they will.

For those who want to go hunting for the index, this wikipedia article is a good place to start.

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Oh, they will.

It's called The Index and it already lists things like videos and magazines.

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DuckDuckGrow: Privacy search soars 600% after Snowden dumps

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DuckDuckHoisinSauce

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AssangeTM says Sweden squibbed on promised interview

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If this were actually about the alledged rape then Sweden would have given the necessary assurances that he would be allowed to choose where he went once he left Sweden. Then there would be no reason for this circus to remain an issue.

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Sunday Times fires off copyright complaint at Snowden story critics

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What isn't said...

The expert says that the British intelligence agencies don't store information which could identify British spies, but Snowden didn't leak British files. Did the NSA identify British spies and then leak that information to a contractor?

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Re: Now it becomes clear.

They are constantly putting new hangers in my wardrobe.

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Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number

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I just spent 45 minutes preparing what equated to meat and three veg.

So yes, we're dumb. The things we waste time, effort and money on...

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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Re: High WIS

There's a point to be made there actually.

Is there a gender divide in the incidence of the kinds of mental issues which result in an aptitude toward IT positions?

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Nude celeb iCloud hack: Feds seize Chicago man's computers

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Re: hmm

And one man's whoopee is another man's gross.

But yes, this is why digital cameras are here to stay. Camera phones don't conveniently airgap your snaps.

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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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Re: Can't buy

Did you enter a quantity? It defaults to adding a quantity of zero coins to your basket.

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