* Posts by Glenn Charles

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Seoul-blackening disk wipe badness linked to 4-year SPY CAMPAIGN

Glenn Charles
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One Question Here

This is the guy on that video right? Or is it the company that he talks about, that he founded, that has the software almost impossible to uninstall? (Actually it's not, but there is an advertising icon that's to my knowledge indestructible.)

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Yahoo!: We! tried! to! protect! your! info! ... secret! court! case! will! prove! it!

Glenn Charles
Happy

Re: Boffin?

*Sounds very much like systems administrator which is what the NSA originally said. Wonder if they changed all the backdoor passwords. Heh, heh.

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Windows

Judiciary

It is based on precedent, which means previous decisions are automatically taken as correct unless they are directly challenged. It is very rare for a case under the Justinian system to be allowed to question the laws which govern the case which is in question, oddly enough. Oh, and yes, our justice system is in fact named after a roman emperor.

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Outlook son of Hotmail goes titsup for many in the US and UK

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FAIL

They managed to enormously screw up the service for many southern Oregon users about ten years ago with their miraculous transformation to Whatever Live etc. I permanently lost an e-mail address I'd had for years then and simply couldn't get it back, with an enormous dither of "we'll fix that for you" at places from forums to (believe it or not) Microsoft itself. I have a G-mail account or three now. I might even have a Yahoo! account. You know what? 'cause I'm me--I CAN'T GET A HOTMAIL/OUTLOOK/WHATEVER ACCOUNT. Which would be enormously frustrating except that I find it hysterically funny.

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Dell explores wearable computing as PC base crumbles

Glenn Charles

Well, since Dell has continually gone to lower-quality manufacturing and lack of support (including forgetting to supply their phone tech support people...with information about the equipment they're supposedly supporting)...I think anything they do is a fail. It's just sometimes Michael fails less than at other times. But remember to always forget quality Mike.

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Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a peephole

Glenn Charles
Thumb Down

Always-on

Which is precisely why I objected to the change in computing thinking to the always-on computer and consequent vulnerabilities. Of course there was the miserable failure of "sleep" in the good old Windows system or worse "hibernate" which they assured us would take care of any possible ills. So we should have written our OWN platforms, back in the early days...nvm.

Lol

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Reg readers tumesce as they get their tongues round 'podule'

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Re: Kenny Everett

Um, Kenny--you didn't EAT lunch yesterday. That was the day with your girlfriend, remember?

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Reg hack prepares to live off wondergloop Soylent

Glenn Charles
Devil

Don't worry

It's brainfarts.

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Kinky? You're mentally healthier than 'vanilla' bonkers

Glenn Charles
Alien

Re: WTF?

Google it, but the very core of this is the assumption that if a hypothesis is formed and then a method of somehow isolating a process defined as causative is determined to be valid, then with a few tests refined mathematical analysis of the results is pursued for "proof". There are a few problems. The identity between tests is defined using strictly exclusive measures, with a great deal being "intuitively" adjudged unimportant which is definitely arguable. (Deciding that the color of a test area is unimportant is a common example.) The second is the usage of methods to determine identity between subjects--and the third is that the empirical hypothesis doesn't allow for proof, it allows for the transition between hypotheses and theories, which most supposed scientists in any modern discipline evidently find hard to grasp.

My apologies in advance. That is the correct explanation, however.

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Re: This is..

Just don't tend to be an experimentally-minded sailor or mix with them, because you're liable to end up dead. Oddest thing how sailor jokes tend to get taken seriously and how quickly that can lead to trouble. Yes, experience; yes, I know it's still valid--but yes, personally, it's from long ago.

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'Nothing will convince a kid that's never worn glasses to wear them'

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Re: recently joined the club

Huh?

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Trollface

Re: @wowfood

I have another problem, I keep waking up and seeing this odd face in the mirror and searching for a name for it...can you help me mister?

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Glenn Charles
Facepalm

Re: Glasses.

You stead yourself too. Is this a new trend?

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Glenn Charles
Trollface

Re: Glasses.

How do you stead yourself? Or do I want to know?

8]-

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Tim Cook: Wearable tech's nice, but Google Glass will NEVER BE COOL

Glenn Charles
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Um

How many at the Reg wear non-prescription glasses? just outta curiosity ya know...

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CIA's sugar daddies shovel MEELLLIONS into Pure Storage

Glenn Charles
Mushroom

NSA invests in storage too...but

Not in cloud services. Gee, I wonder why. Could it be they're considered insecure? (The CIA is a bit down the ladder from the NSA.)

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Petshop iPad fanboi charged with filming up young model's skirt

Glenn Charles
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Well, the expression on her face

did make it seem like she was pretty steamed up about it.

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Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

Glenn Charles
Terminator

Bad Puns

Are Punishable.

'Nuff said.

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John McAfee 'captured'

Glenn Charles
Flame

The McAfee is safe claims the linked twit...

I meant tweet or teat or something I guess. It doesn't say a thing about the virus.

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What made us human? Being ARMED with lethal ranged weapons

Glenn Charles
Trollface

Re: The story of human history

Sounds like stick shift to me.

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Distie consolidation: Someone everyone's gonna get hurt

Glenn Charles
Unhappy

order-takers

You forgot to note that sales people (pardon me "associates") are even timed on how long it takes to close a sale. Composing a sale would be a breach of conduct and punished.

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Yikes. Supervolcano found under Hong Kong

Glenn Charles
Childcatcher

"hexagonal shaped" remnants

That's what those tiny islands are near Hong Kong?

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Facebook announces crackdown on fake 'Likes'

Glenn Charles
Devil

WHAT?

Why, I'll never fake "like" you again.

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Gambling site's 'no strings attached' offer had strings attached

Glenn Charles
Happy

The site 888.com has also...

been marked as totally untrustworthy on "Web of Trust" which means that millions won't go there anyway. Web of Trust add-on is quite valuable.

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Unemployed offered money to watch grass grow

Glenn Charles
Happy

I read El Reg

Do I qualify?

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NHS trust loses personal data of 600 maternity patients, kids

Glenn Charles
Paris Hilton

OH WTH

I keep losing my own personal data. Now who am I?

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Revealed: Google's SECRET London office

Glenn Charles
Coat

I just have one burning question...

When is the Deep Throat of El Reg gonna speak??

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Dell splashes cash on SonicWall's powerful firewall erections

Glenn Charles
Paris Hilton

UM...I must have misunderstood...

SonicWall is getting an erection?

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How not to steer a business

Glenn Charles

BI orientation

As early as 1995 Harry and David policies were that they only wished to retain 45% of their consumer customerbase because it was simply "too expensive" to provide ideal customer service. Oddly enough, they had and have little interest as well in business interests, probably because a laissez faire model of this type just won't work.

Oddly enough analyses have never examined this portion of their odd industry, which is the delivery of specialty foods of various sorts and at one time stood the chance of resounding success. As it is, because of this "BI" attitude, they're going out of business, having suffered bankruptcy twice and verging on it again (this latter is my opinion only, mind).

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2012: The year when smartphones become smart?

Glenn Charles
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about intelligence...

Need to find intelligent users first.

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Virtually indestructible robostarfish penetrates tiny cracks

Glenn Charles
Trollface

wow!

A robot Reg reporter!!

And I'm never allowed to comment again...

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Scientists probe Earth's core, make mystifying discovery

Glenn Charles

and lab work is...

of course a proof.

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US nuclear aircraft carrier George Bush crippled by toilet outages

Glenn Charles
Happy

Lol

and clearly you were never in the U.S. Navy.

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Apple plugs iTunes Ghost Click hole

Glenn Charles

Apple phishing

I've gotten several lately. Since I don't want Apple products and have nothing beyond the necessary basics installed, they've evidently picked up the e-mail address somewhere, but not the name.

Updates? bah, I love getting hacked.

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China decrees in-flight cellphone calls are safe

Glenn Charles
Happy

I've used them many times on a flight and I'm a complete idiot.

See? No change.

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Brandjacked Google+ page slings insults at Bank of America

Glenn Charles
Big Brother

As a one-time customer

I would have thought they'd leave it up as a brag. Why the hell doesn't the Reg contact them about whether they removed it by mistake?

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Results in on why life, the universe and everything exists

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simple

42

(500th reference, I think I win a prize of some kind.)

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Mexican drug runners torture and decapitate blogger

Glenn Charles
Happy

as a fairly chilling note...

Messages are passed in banned languages on Runes of Magic, and some fairly evident passages of information in agreed references. We will of course assume they're gamers simply passing banned information such as hacks.

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Mobile scaremongers want warning stickers on EVERYTHING

Glenn Charles
Trollface

I want a special warning sticker

for the Reg! 'nuff said.

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Lost cities found beneath sands of Sahara by satellites

Glenn Charles
Alien

um...

So do England and the U.S., unfortunately. In general it's called "maintenance of power".

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Feds warn 'pox party' zealots not to send viruses in post

Glenn Charles
Coffee/keyboard

Sharing infections

It was pretty fatal at the end of the Middle Ages if you recall. But then most Americans certainly aren't students of history and I daresay most people.

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New pics of giant black sphere hurtling toward Earth

Glenn Charles
Trollface

so who says it isn't

a black hole?

And on a secondary note wth can't your signin manager figure out that "coom" is "com"? dumb AI's. Omigod it just took my computer offline for tha

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Killer smart meters torch Aussie homes!

Glenn Charles
Flame

Texas, civilization and radio technology.

At least they've started hearing 'bout the new thing called stereo now.

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Feds back down from legalizing government lies

Glenn Charles
Devil

National Security Act

Read the provisions.

Freedom of Information Act my eye.

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Tearful skin-beaters say good bye to the BumChum

Glenn Charles
Paris Hilton

Still a question I have.

Which bone?

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Crap alchemist jailed for poo-into-gold experiment

Glenn Charles
Happy

I tried that...

I turned into a Reg reader. It works!!!

--G

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El Reg drives Cloud Summit

Glenn Charles
Happy

Well...

How about a free ticket (and back) to England first?

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US military satellite to get attack-warning equipment

Glenn Charles

tracking capabilities

To at least an extent these were available to the U.S. military and other U.S. organizations at least by 1975.

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'Leaked' FBI Anonymous/LulzSec psych profile is bogus

Glenn Charles

um...

So there is the mistaken impression that the ordinary FBI professional knows spelling and grammar? I'm amazed.

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Marriage makes women get fat, divorce does same to men

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Ahem

Poor excuse for putting on a few since wifey left ya.

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