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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: Meanwhile inside the office...

What is an "assault" rifle? Is that the same as an assault hammer? Assault speargun? Assault 2x4?

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Can you imagine

"Lack of knowledge isn't the holdback with Linux, in my case, it was the behavior of the support."

Can you imagine the brow beating you would get from a M$ support person if you weren't paying for it?

I love how someone can take the experience of one or two bad apples and blame the whole bushel. Just tell them that their mom will kick them out of the basement if they don't behave.

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SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

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Re: Because the flaws were very different

""No, be smart, disclose it on a Friday night, so a lot of systems that aren't managed 24x7 risk to be left unpatched for two days"

What two days do you speak of? Saturday and Sunday? You get those off? Oh, you must be one of those 8 - 5, M - F admins that I hear about occasionally.

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Atlas plugged: Facebook hooks ads to profiles, smears 'em over the web

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Re: Thank gawd/ess ...

"[1] That's "Internet Protocol", not "Intellectual Property", if you are in management or marketing or otherwise technologically impaired."

Aren't management and marketing synonyms for 'technologically impaired'?

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Re: Easy fix for this malarky...

Ghostery, Ad Block Plus, No Script, and I huge black hole list on my DNS server. It's not just for Ads either, it's to cut down on the bandwidth usage.

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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Re: Odd...

"I fail to see why rendering HTML in an email client is any more stupid than rendering HTML in a web browser"

It's easier to get folks to click on a link in an email which makes spreading nasties around.

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Re: That's not backwards..

That's no moon...

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Odd...

I don't see any backwards text. It only shows up as EEEB with some weird accent marks above the E's.

Plus, don't use an email program that renders HTML. That's probably the second most stupid thing you can do (with running Windows as the first).

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Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers

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Java as a crutch

"Concerned users should disable JavaScript and play options for browser objects..."

I have No Script, AdBlock Plus an Ghostery in Firefox and just about every web page I go to either bitches about the ABP or the Java needs to be enabled. Can't go anywere on the web anymore without running into the Java crutch.

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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

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Correct me if I'm wrong...

"ISPs and internet backbone providers argue large websites, such as Netflix, that make heavy use of the underlying network should pay towards the deployment and improvement of the web's infrastructure."

Isn't that what we pay a monthly fee for?

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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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Re: And yet...

Don't get me wrong. I do think that we should all be good stewards. We all can't be granola eating, hemp wearing, non-bathing hippies. I guess I could have just said Democrats...

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And yet...

Al Gore is still a total idiot waving the Global Warming flag...

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If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

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How's about

Thrusting my hands in the air, I shouted: “Don’t shoot me!”

Okay, but a thorough ass kicking is probably in order. You might be guilty by association with Piers Morgan just by being a Brit.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: Journalistic Integruhty

So, people that break into safes are safehackers?

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Re: The other trick that stumps all hackers

Icon says it all...

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Re: Typical CNN-level broadcast

"Cut the chap some slack. He might have been a taxi driver who was mistaken for a technology expert."

I doubt that. Even a taxi driver knows more than the tw@'s at CNN.

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Re: "We've all done these things"

I propose that we all get naked.

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Journalistic Integruhty

The thing that tickles me shitless is that they still call people that break into systems for nefarious purposes 'hackers' when the term they need to use is 'cracker'. Once they use the H word, I have to move on to the next thing because I know that the rest is just hot air.

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"CNN is nothing more than airport lounge music."

For tone deaf people...

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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@ Generic User Re: responsibility

Wow... If we tried to put a quota like that on the users network folder, there would be a riot!

-- Mines the one with the pitch fork and torch repellant...

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Re: responsibility

"no good deed (or personal initiative) ever goes unpunished."

Ain't that just the fuckin' truth.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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"Anyone who thinks Thunderbird is an option has never truly USED Outlook. It's very polished and very extensible with a full API."

You can polish a turd AND call it Outlook...

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You got the "piece" part correct anyways...

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Re: I smell a shill

"...it took over a decade to only move 80%..."

Ah, the old tired adage, or should I say FUD, used by all the MS shill/Fanbois/Wintards.

Of course it took time you moron. They first had to consolidate all their disparate IT camps that were using a Wintel environment and then move forward with a migration. Gov is about as maneuverable as an aircraft carrier. It takes time to turn.

As for the real world, most of it is locked into Microsofts crack, er, licensing.

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Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

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Re: Most linux admins believe....

"Good ones deploy on exactly what they have tested for (and obtain true support if something doesn't work as it should)."

Any true Linux Admin doesn't need to pay anyone to support their stuff.

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Jargon

"...and therefore is potentially demonstrating an interaction with the quantum vacuum virtual plasma..."

Is that code for "We haven't a fucking clue"?

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China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan

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Re: Surprising

Me thinks China needs to make a visit to Munich...

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Asteroid's DINO KILLING 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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