* Posts by Mycho

1875 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

'Bitcoin creator' Craig Yeah Wright in meltdown

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Makes sense

Being the center of attention on the internet is akin to sticking your genitals into molten steel. The only question is why he ever thought that he could put himself into that position without getting burned.

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Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief

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I'm suggesting that the US police have stopped policing the consumption of fried chicken by white Americans.

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Would it be fair to assume that the suspect was black?

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Daft draft anti-car-hack law could put innocent drivers away for life

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Re: "heh suppose my raising my 2010 marquis limiter from 110mph to 155mph"

You do realise that 120kph is just above what is legal on any British dual carriageway?

Most of Europe has 120kph (75mph) as the top speed limit, while the UK is at 70mph, because we suck.

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Does it define who can give authorization? I'm thinking of how manufacturers tried to use the DMCA to prevent third party garage door remotes.

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Emergency services?

Are they going to add a clause to exempt accessing the electronics to get someone out of a burning vehicle? Unconscious drivers cannot give authorisation after all.

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Re: Thought experiment

Most amusing, but actually it looks to me like working something out on a smartphone.

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Thought experiment

The British Sign Language symbol for "Prototype" was explicitly invented, on the BBC's payroll, for an episode of Doctor Who. It has since entered common usage among the Deaf population to mean Prototype. Previously, a Deaf, or hearing, signer who wanted to sign Prototype had to sign P-R-O-T-O-T-Y-P-E.

Do the BBC or Doctor Who have any claim to the copyright of this sign? I know they wouldn't try, but imagine they were Paramount. What then?

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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I made it through 34 seconds. Do I win a prize?

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Re: Cruz and Carly?

Have you noticed his hair is less extreme these days?

Almost like what got Boris the Mayor job.

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Re: Cruz and Carly?

Trump's running mate will likely surprise us all. He's been playing with people's expectations from day 1.

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Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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Re: The biological imperative.

I'm a feminist. Have been since I was a teenager. And if anyone is trying to redefine the term, it's you.

Just to butt in on the question of definition, were you a feminist before Germaine Greer?

If not then your claim that gender equality is in the definition of feminism is definitely revisionist. She was rebutting that decades ago.

The lack of an authoritative definition of what is and isn't feminism is the cause of most of the arguments about it. Confirmation bias makes some people remember the best parts exclusively and others remember the worst parts exclusively. Add one internet, mix and get depressed.

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At some point you have to think that companies need to pick and choose how people can contact their staff.

Email and anonymous IRC should probably not be your standard drop-in contact points for workers.

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Germans stick traffic lights in pavements for addicts who can't take their eyes off phones

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Re: Smombies

A quick search suggests Smombies is a common word in the UK media.

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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Re: Very Sloppy Headline Writing

Hundreds of thousands will today be one foot step away from falling onto a train line.

Which is why the government spends millions making it harder for this to happen.

Same to the rest of your points.

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Re: Nothing to hide

If you're not doing anything you have nothing to fear.

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"May lead to a breach"

Am I to take it this is spy speak for "We'll waggle our finger at you and say Naughty, Naughty while awarding ourselves a huge bonus."?

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Clucking hell! Farcical free-range egg standard pecked apart by app

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Re: omitted

Around 4,000 per football pitch.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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The legislature is also concerned that watching naughty vids “is linked to lessening desire in young men to marry

Because wanting a quick fuck is such a wonderful basis for a happy marriage.

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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

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Re: My beard

Yes, it's manly being told what to do by a woman.

And yes, it's always pointless to go against a woman's wishes.

Manly is what you do about it, which is none of your business, and it's always pointless to refuse to make less effort in exchange for a reward.

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Re: Misandry

Misandry is a fairly well known word and is misused to mean something the speaker dislikes just as often as equivalent words such as commie, fascist or misogynist.

For an example see above. These researchers are a lot of negative things but there's no clear evidence of misandry.

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Re: MISOGNY!

How about if we have a survey of whether people take part in surveys?

Experience suggests 70% will vote No.

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Re: My beard

I first grew a beard because a woman told me to.

Afterwards shaving just seemed pointless.

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Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?

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Can you still...

Can you still make a fortune by placing a bet, stealing a jetpack, then kidnapping Julian Assange from the embassy?

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You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

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Re: Hanlon's Razor

But eventually stupidity has to stop being used as an excuse not to punish.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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Re: Scientology God

Does Scientology have a god? I thought the general view was that we're the remains of a war that happenned a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

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Re: Can't We All Just Get A Long?

The common thread with religion is that it's pretty much all the same. The people involved may be different, seen differently, but it's ultimately the same. You live, die, go to heaven or to hell. But above all you shouldn't be a dick. Be nice. It costs nothing.

The problem tends to come about when one's holy book tells one to be a dick. They all contain some seriously dickish instructions here and there.

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The Pastafarian Reformation is nigh...

So long as the seven "really rather you didn't"s don't get subsumed by the twelve "do this or else"s then reformed pasta is probably a small price to pay.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

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Indeed, it's likely that the second thing you do after a crash is to whip out your phone and call for help. This law would make people reluctant to use their mobile phones right after a crash, which would inevitably cost lives.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Re: GCHQ is having problems meeting recruitment targets.

I hear Rimmer applied seventeen times.

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Commentard April Fool decries Blighty's dodecaquid

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Re: "12-sided muppet"

... and as subtle as a house brick

... with "fuck off" written on it?

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Re: A tad (just a tad) harsh

I must admit, I checked out the Metro on April 1st and couldn't see any articles that didn't look like april fools jokes.

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'Devastating' bug pops secure doors at airports, hospitals

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Re: @BebopWeBop (was: As a side note, there is that "pop" meme again.)

Given the source, I'm going to blame Pringles.

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You can't dust-proof a PC with kitchen-grade plastic food wrap

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Re: So I'm curious

@Mycho, but not curious enough to type 'dust proof pc' into the Googles?

Nope, not that curious.

Though I did take the advantage of a dull Friday to eyeball a few work PC innards just to be sure. Couldn't believe how shiny they were, must be doing something better than at home.

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So I'm curious

What's the normal trick for dustproofing a computer?

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The Register to publish Mindful Sysadmin adult colouring book

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Re: GBP

Three sheep.

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Re: GBP

I think you're getting confused with GBG.

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Blighty starts pumping out 12-sided quids

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Re: Parking and Vending Machines

@Symon No, my real name is Mike. I'm going to guess that yours is probably Simon.

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Re: Parking and Vending Machines

Take the Anonymous Coward mask off you tosspot...

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

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Re: Devil connections...........

According to wikipedia, the devil connections are believed to have been made up by a previous pub landlord in order to get more people coming into his pub.

In other words it's all about the beer, which as we know is sacred to the FSM.

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Damn metal thieves!

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In America

This kind of silliness generally gets put in its place by members of the Church of Satan who rise to the opportunity to play silly buggers.

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Speaking in Tech: Batman vs Superman... absolutely sucked

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Re: Anyone

SPOILER WARNING

Most people seem to think winning involves finishing the fight with a heartbeat.

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Re: Anyone

I would argue that the way the fight ended in Dark Knight Returns (the first time they fought) does not really count as Batman winning.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Next stop, Rockall!

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Senator Wyden recalls SOPA fight in bid to defeat encryption-weakening efforts

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Finally somebody gets it right!

Without security, no privacy

Without privacy, no security.

The only people who want to pit one against the other are the people who object to both.

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Oz uni in right royal 'indigenous' lingo rumpus

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Re: They could always

If NZ voted for a new Australian flag I think it would be a trollface saying "Durr, I iz so stoopid"

Just a feeling I got while over there, you understand?

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Microsoft's Brad Smith on encryption: Let the politicians decide

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Let the politicians decide

Spoken like a man whose politicians haven't engaged in an obvious cover up of a child abuse investigation.

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US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

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Re: Found on the terrorist's iPhone!!

It was kinda funny.

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Cunning scam: Mobe app stalks victims then emails booby-trapped bogus speeding tickets

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Re: They'll probabaly start doing it for real

I wouldn't mind a car system that just prevented speeding in the first place.

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