* Posts by Mycho

1949 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

New booze guidelines: We'd rather you didn't enjoy yourselves

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other everyday activities that people understand are not completely safe, yet still undertake

So, going downstairs in the morning?

You're still most likely to be killed by your own kitchen.

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Radicalisation? UK.gov gets itself in cluster-muddle over 'terrorism'

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I blame politicians' lack of ability or awareness of the need to critically challenge their beliefs for this kind of drivel.

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Pow! Right in the Jawbone: Fitbit cleared in tech ripoff legal ordeal

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For an awful moment there I thought the headline said a legal case involving the word Fitbin had been thrown out. I was horrified, if true that would undoubtedly be a sign of the end times.

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: vain, manipulative, grandstanding

Is there an entry in the DSM for people who diagnose strangers based on news reports?

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Re: downvote here

So, we have to wait until Naughtyhorse actually seizes power and imposes a dictatorship before we lynch him in the street for his pro-fascist post?

Oh well, I guess it's the price of justice...

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Gawker.com to shut down

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Yeah, but nobody gives two shits about Hulk Hogan.What matters is that Gawker don't give two shits about collateral damage.

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The key thing to remember is that the woman in this revenge porn was neither famous nor aware she was being videotaped.

Gawker Media had a history of making the world a worse place, from all perspectives. They happily posted revenge porn and defamed women with sexual insinuations on one site and stirred up hate campaigns over imaginary sexism on another at the same time.

Maybe the Spanish can reform their underlings.

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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The end result

The judge is to amend the order. He was especially critical of the one day's notice clause.

September 22nd is the estimated date for an idea of what this actually means.

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What on earth happened to Patient/Doctor confidentiality?!

It has become more acceptable in recent years to piss all over the rules because you thought you were doing a good thing.

Google "Noble Cause Corruption"

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Snowden says Russia ‘probably responsible’ for NSA hack

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Yeah, Mass Effect. It's what The Shadow Broker is a reference to.

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I blame the Asari.

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Viscous liquid oozing down the walls? You must have hives

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That is a fascinating fact. Thank you..

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How Brussels works: if you can’t beat them, join rewrite an EU directive

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Re: described earlier this year as “the Daily Mail of the Europhile elite”

The Spectator is hardly better than the Mail itself.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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Re: We still love you Ms Bee!

I understand she was disappointed in the lack of brains in our community.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads

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I would have let you let it lie...

but you wouldn't let me let you let it lie.

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You would not let it lie!

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Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

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Re: Purchase order systems can be just as bad

It seems that the essence of a person's telephone manner often comes down to the order of those last two.

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Re: Purchase order systems can be just as bad

Phone them and ask them to confirm that the email looking exactly like a scam really came from them. Emphasise the reasons you are asking this and request that they try not to look like scammers in the future, then hang up and use a few expletives.

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Re: "tricked its own IT shop into advising that it was a scam"

Most of the places I have worked have offered an employee's incentive scheme that looked so much like a scam that I never even looked at the discounts.

The rest offered shitty discounts so I doubt I missed anything.

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Boffins' blur-busting face recognition can ID you with one bad photo

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Gait recognition provided similar accuracy more than a decade ago.

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Julian AssangeTM to meet investigators in London

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I am annoyed

They waited until the betting markets on his method of leaving the embassy were closed.

I was tempted by 250:1 on the Batmobile.

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Brit network O2 hands out free Windows virus with USB pens

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Re: Would this count as a "malicious communication" for the purposes of UK legislation

Yup, had that happen.

I went to an industry event once, got a copy of the relevant literature on a free 2Gig pen drive.

Drive was clean of viruses, but later when I copied some of my own files onto it, it broke when the data passed 512M. Got a hardware type to cut it open, sure enough it was a 512M drive hacked to report 2G and the show organisers had been ripped off.

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Privacy warriors drag GCHQ into Euro human rights court over blanket spying, hacking

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Re: There are more than two names on the ballot.

Please don't suggest that plushies make presidential candidates more electable. I don't want to see that.

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15 million tech-fried Brits have tried giving themselves a 'digital detox'

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In other words, millions of people are clueless about what addiction is like.

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Don't want to vote for Clinton or Trump? How about this woman who says Wi-Fi melts kids' brains?

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Isn't Cthulhu running this year?

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: So the yanks have got a choice between....

Not quite sure which one is meant to be which...

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Zero-day hole can pwn millions of LastPass users, all that's needed is a malicious site

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Sophos currently has an article on the main page of their security blog helping people get started using LastPass.

Amusing.

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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Re: Erm...

Kicking people off ladders is always appropriate.

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Written in anger?

A typo here and there suggests a degree of hidden rage being tapped...

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Shocker: Computer science graduate wins a top UK political job

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Re: @Dan 55

That would be too obvious even for Westminster.

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Sadly he's only been promoted so he can take the blame for Brexit and stop being a thorn in Theresa May's side.

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Next month's Firefox 48 is looking Rusty – and that's a very good thing

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Re: Just a question

There is more than just that.

You can't forget to make a variable const, because const is the default. You need to declare non-const variables as mut.

You can also name loops for use by break and continue in nested loops.

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Teen faces trial for telling suicidal boyfriend to kill himself via text

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Re: Is this a trick question?

Was the world ever not this fucking stupid?

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Wait, so...

... so someone can guarantee that this internet ratings firm will run their zero-day-infused flash video?

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UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

I didn't need a doctor or an NHS number to get a filling.

Sounds like a postcode lottery.

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Re: Not enough public confidence, says minister

Dr Watson prescribes laxatives.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

I can understand it affecting you in that way.

There's another way to take it as well, but enough on this morbid subject.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

But not at any cost.

I knew the very small increased risk I was putting myself at and weighed it against the level of violation care.data represents and decided it was a risk worth taking.

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Re: Haven't seen a doctor in years.

Who cares? We're all going to die.

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Haven't seen a doctor in years.

Maybe I'll actually register with a doctor in the general vicinity of my home now they won't sell my details any more.

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A statement from Steven P Bong concerning alleged CV inaccuracies

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You're still not the shiniest turd in the leadership election. Sorry, you need at least one wallpaper scandal for that.

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Remember those stupid hoverboards? 500,000+ recalled in the US after they started exploding

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Re: Huh?

I read it as 16 caused injury or property damage, while the remaining 26 were mostly an annoyance.

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UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

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Re: And yet premium rate phone numbers ...

How much will Love Island get fined for all the teenagers who saw that?

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Celebrated eye hospital Moorfields lets Google eyeball 1 million scans

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Alexei Sayle had a sketch about this, arguing the benefits of a government eye-poking station.

When google becomes transparent we can start to discuss this. Until then it's a bad thing.

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Zoopla has been outed as one of the tech companies. No idea if it's correct.

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700,000 Muslim Match dating site private messages leaked online

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Re: So the top passwords were....?

I understand that the top password was "Password" in arabic.

Why would it be any different, after all?

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Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA

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Re: Another pre- prime ministerial U turn coming

Haven't you heard? The new, hip politicians don't do U turns any more, they do Crazy Ivans, because that's just out of date enough for them to have heard of it.

In other news, I note the petition to sanction politicians who deliberately lie has stalled.

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Re: "...Theresa May, who is considered more moderate..."

It says everything when the moderate wants to cancel human rights legislation.

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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There's a difference between regular Americans and the ones who get on American TV.

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Sadly they actually need to sort out two new PMs, since the one who actually does the dirty work will be retiring permanently once the harsh reality of the situation makes them toxic politically.

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