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Asteroid's SHOCK DINO MURDER SPREE just bad luck - boffins

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Re: Time for another big rock?

"Time to look for another big rock..."

We just need to piss off the Fithp and they will take care of that.

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Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

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Paper MSCE's

I've ran into my share of "MCSE's" in the 20 years I've been in IT and everytime, it's something new that they just don't have an fscking clue to do.

Wish I hadn't been lured away from *nix by the shiny that was Novell only to have it squashed by M$.

However, as Bender Bending Rodríguez says, "I'm back, baby!"

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@Lee D

"...it's so Microsoft focused as to be useless."

Isn't that an oxymoron?

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Class Action

Sounds like you Vitalwerks customers need to band together against MS.

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NASA's Curiosity rover brought Earth BUG to Mars

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Re: Off topic

You've been watching to much Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Only they use that sort of language when they don't understand the posessive and resort to baby speak.

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EXPOSED: Massive mobile malware network used by cops globally

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Jesus H Tap Dancing Christ.

There... FIxed it for you.

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McAfee EMM

We have our McAfee EMM set to perform a Jail break status check on our iOS devices every 90 days. I wonder if I'm going to start seeing a lot of my users devices going to Non Compliant in the console soon...

Or is this thing just that stealthy?

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32,000 motherboards spit passwords in CLEARTEXT!

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Re: Intelligent Design?

"To get an answer to your question, let me connect you to a helpdesk a few time zones away."

GMT + or GMT - ?

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Microsoft eggheads publish JavaScript crypto code for devs

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"There. I said it for you, you can all go home now."

Here, have an Up Vote for the effort you Windoze fanboi...

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Wireless Mesh Nodes

Once we switch to the WMN style of networking, all of this will be a moot point and they can suck my.... <KZZZRRRRTTTT>

[We appoligize, Mr. Giles has been detained for behavioral conditioning - NSA]

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'Cortana-gate' ruins Satya Nadella's Microsoft honeymoon

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There's a Windows Phone?

Next you'll be telling me that a lot of ATM's run XP...

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YouTube will nuke indie music videos in DAYS, says Google exec

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I hate...

The internet for what it is becoming. Once again, the money grubbing corporates have figured out a way to stiffle innovation.

The time is now for a wireless mesh internet that no one person or group can control.

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

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Re: It is not a cancer

"I would choose this over Java a million times and then some...."

Ah, the old adage "The lesser of two weasels."

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

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Nope

I won't be adding to Windows 'shipped' numbers.

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Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found

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Re: Microsoft et al are Linux's best friend...

"Unless you're a freetard, of course."

I thought I banned that term as hate speech.

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Re: Open source was supposed to be secure

Visual Basic is code?!?

Stop! You're killin' me!

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Re: Open source - crap code

"It is an unfortunate truth but a lot (I'll not say "most" even though I think it is justified) open source code is, quite frankly crap. Oh yes, it works. And a lot of it works very well. But if you actually look at the code..."

So what's MicroSloths excuse other than you can't look at most of the code?

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

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All this tells me is

Open Source is "coming of age" and Microsoft should *now* be really worried.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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At a family picnic one time

and one of the extended family members worked, at that time, in the same office location I did.

She starts whinging about her work PC and my wife looks squarely at her and just says, "NO!"

I'm glad she did, because I was about to go off on her as it was the weekend and they didn't pay me enough to think about that place in the off hours.

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'THERE'S BEEN A MURRRDER!' Plod probe Street View 'slaying'

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I'm just stoked...

that there is a Giles St. in Edinburgh as that is the name of my home town in IN (but pronounced the American way)...

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

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Re: Do terrorists really tweet about their intended acts?

"Britsh Humour..."

Now there's an oxymoron...

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IBM, HP, others admit products laced with NORK GOLD

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So...

If countries are supposed to only by Conflict Free does that mean that no one is buying the few American made products that we still offer?

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Glassholes beware: This guy's got your number

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Re: My network...

"Would you also say my network my responsibility if anybody downloads illegal material over it?"

Wow... I've heard some pretty stupid comments on here, but wow.

Yes, if someone is DLing illegal stuff, i.e. rips of movies, guess whose anus the MPAA is going to have NSA all up in...

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

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Bitlocker

I can't quit laughing... "Use Bitlocker..."

Since it is a Microsoft product, it is about as useful as a sieve to bail water...

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128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours

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Re: 94.6 bits

There used to be a really good rock station on 94.6...

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Police at the door? Hit the PANIC button to erase your RAM

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Re: They still haven't developed the .....

Won't someone think of the children who have to sort through expired parents pr0n cache?

There, fixed it for you.

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RE: knock-a-door-run

Any true hacker has video surveillance on the doors so they can tell who's who and what's what.

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RE: Semtex

What about small amounts of thermite on each hard disk and RAM module?

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DHS

Since I have recently read "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow, I like the idea of this app considering the path that the US Government is trying to go down.

I have nothing to hide. I love my country and that will be the very reason that they will come after people like me. They don't want the US Constituion getting in their way.

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PC-infecting chat demon quotes THE BIBLE to summon malware plague

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One would think...

"Wow. I really wasn't expecting a lame, unoriginal troll accompanied by a penguin icon the second I saw "PC-infected" in the headline. Clap. Clap. Clap. Mummy's so proud of you."

That Windoze users would have a thicker skin by now.

Next time I'll be gentler.

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@ malle-herbert Re: It just boggles the mind

Friom the article: Once installed, the malware pushes further messages, spreading the scam, as well as compromised systems with more Windows malware.

From you: Because this has nothing to do with windows...

Wanna try that again?

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It just boggles the mind

that people still continue to use Windows...

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The Internet of Things helps insurance firms reward, punish

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Re: Can one hire out "fitbit" people.

"Not doing that again, got arrested for shitting in bushes and having an unatural interest in poodles."

My wife thinks I've lost it and is about to ring up those nice young men in their clean white coats...

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

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Just like the rest of the (Third) World

"What they didn't have any difficulty doing was speaking on camera, proving this writer's suspicion that Americans are trained to act on telly from the minute they emerge from the womb"

You always mistake our confidence as something else.

But, when things go titsup, you come crying with your hat in your hand looking for aid.

God help the rest of you the day we get a President in office with a spine, a set of gonads and isn't afraid to fly the Double Eagle at the world.

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NASA spots new Mars meteorite crater

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Re: mmmh...

"We need something for scale.

Something like, I don't know... Washington DC, with the crater centered on the Capitol.

It might be the only way to get funding to find a way to prevent us going the way of the Velociraptor."

Most of us Americans wouldn't give two shits if DC got obliterated by a meteor. We'd probably even party.

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Apple haggles with ISPs for fast lanes to its own websites – industry guru

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Everyone.

Needs. To. Build. A. Wireless. Mess. Node.

Nuff. Said.

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@DougS Re: Fine with me

Finally... Someone with a G#@damn grasp on the Net Neutrality issue.

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@Yes Me Re: "taking bandwidth away from others"

Speaking of physics, if the bandwidth is so finite, won't adding more connections just violate the laws of thermal dynamics, i.e You can't get something from nothing... ?

This is all just a money grab by the ISP's. Just you wait, you will see the benefit of all this... in high fees or more pay walls.

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: Touchscreen on a Desktop?

"How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8"

Two words for you: Steve Ballmer.

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Re: Touchscreen on a Desktop?

"Most of the "touch" interfaces are one handed (the other hand usually supports the device you are "touching")."

So exactly how are you going to browse pr0n then??

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Re: breaking news!

It's a different style of sensationalism.

There, fixed it for you.

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Re: breaking news!

"You guys are no longer good for up to the minute news."

I seriously thought that El Reg was just a step below The Onion any ways...

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Re: "The only positive outcome is that we have split up"

"So the moral of the story is....if you want to split up with your partner, just get them Windows 8!"

I wonder if that's why my wife has been eyeing that Windows 8 touch screen laptop at the store.

I have alredy informed her that I will not support it.

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Cisco's Chambers to Obama: Stop fiddling with our routers

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Re: Comical

The POTUS is a figurehead for the shadow lizard government.

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@brooxta Re: Words vs Actions

"holes in Swiss products too"

I see what you did there :D

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Adjustment

"Being singled out as the NSA's bitch…"

There, fixed it for you

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Lynx

What is this DRM you speak of?

You can actually watch videos in the browser? I don't need to download the movies and play them in VLC any more?

Next thing you'll tell me is that the browser displays pictures and cute little animations with sound...

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It takes a few more milliseconds...

for the information to be compreheneed on that side of the pond.

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

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The answer is really quite simple...

[I posted this elsewhere on El Reg, however, it still applies.]

Everyone needs to cancel their internet service for 3 months. And cancel or put on hold things like Netflix and TiVo's that get there updates over the 'net.

Go to the theater.

Go to the library.

Go to a park.

Meet people the old fashioned way.

Build a wireless mesh network.

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