* Posts by Khaptain

2816 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Microsoft showers Office 365 sellers with gold in Google snub

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Re: "Microsoft showers Office 365 sellers with gold"

Strange, it's usually the clients that MS piss all over

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Apple anoints the new new Steve Jobs

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"They all got complacent, because revenue was rolling in, then someone else makes a new gadget, or develops a better way to do what they do, and the wall(street) comes crashing down."

I could possibly see that happening to Apple but who or what is going to knock down Google ?

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White hats, FBI and cops team up for Dorkbot botnet takedown

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Re: Win32/Dorkbot gets installed on the machine

"How exactly does Win32/Dorkbot get installed on the machine?"

By surfing the comments section of El Reg.

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Top Android app devs found exfiltrating mystery stealth packets

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Feeding the hungry

Might be the NSA, ISIS, Swedish Spy Affiliation Servcies, Rowandian Technology Expert Group, Anonymous or Hilary Badass Clinton requiring their daily dose of luser data....

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Aircraft laser strikes hit new record with 20 incidents in one night

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Re: "We don't know if the pilots were looking at our wimmin"

@DAM

Yes, and I think that the word is commonly known as "retribution"... and we can probably thank Mr Bush and Mr Blair.....

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Re: "We don't know if the pilots were looking at our wimmin"

I believe that he is making some reference to some of the recent articles about drones and prvacy

here is one of them

http://m.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/30/man_arrested_shooting_camera_drone/

It appers that the KneeJerk crowd are strong in the force today Luke....

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Drug-smuggling granny's vagina holds Kinder surprise

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Think yourself lucky that it wasn't the GrandFather...

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Was it, by any chance, your GrandMother that gave you those eggs ?

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Identifying terrorists: Let's find a value for needle in haystack

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Re: Needle in an database stack

"In an environment where no one ever records what they do, how will you ever know that something was accessed inappropriately."

As soon as a computer is used, then it is usually very well known who is doing what. Giving the information out is another matter.

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Flying drug mule crashes in Manchester prison

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Re: Easy

All that it would take would be to point the cannon "towards the exercise yard/cell blocks" and explain that the next drone that comes over-head will automatically initiate the Phalanx..

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Victorian government teacher-laptop scheme illegal, says judge

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I am not amused

I didn't realise that they had computers in Victorian times....

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Is the world ready for a bare-metal OS/2 rebirth?

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IBM are not known for being cheap

It would probably be the dogs bollocks, but expensive.

In this day and age where everyone expects "free", it would be a difficult market to capture.

Important point : OS/2 is just an OS, what is far more important are the programs and their availability...

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KeePass looter: Password plunderer rinses pwned sysadmins

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Re: Arrows go in quivers, bows have extra strings

Yes, becuse it is a DLL exploit and the fact that you run keepass.exe is all that is required on your behalf ( it also requires that the program/hack be in memory)... The physical support has not bearing in the hack.

In fact that very hack/virus/proof of concept could actually be hiding on your USBKey....just waiting for delivery......

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Re: Extremely Dangerous

Mes excuses pour cette petite faux pas, yes I meant to write Router...

French is my daily language et c'est vraiment facile to confndre the words qui sont very similar... Malgre the fact que je suis an English speaker, beaucoup de ce que j'ai learned en IT was appris en French..

And oui, je trouve that it is parfois easier to parler Franglais.

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Extremely Dangerous

This is far more dangerous than just gaining access to a server. Any Admins on here will undoubetdly have passwords stored for much or all of their other equipement .

Domain Admins passwords

Switches,

Routeurs,

RDP Sessions to other sites.

(S)FTP servers.

SSH login with possibly the keys.

Building access codes.

Extranets.

Web Serveurs

and the list goes on.

What advice does anyone have to offer ?

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Re: It's the Viking thing

"Why would the "Sarah Sharp sympathisers" (it ain't just Sarah Sharp, come on) be "up in arms" about this."

Because they like to take this at face value, do not care about the rest of the details.

Personally I do not believe that a softly, softly approach is a good solution when faced with difficult situations. Linus takes his job seriously and expects those around him to be the same, this is a well known fact "before" you take on the job....If you don't want to be in that situaiton then you don't take on the job. Up until now I would say that Linus has done far better than anyone else that I can imagine regardless of his attitude or usage of big bad swear words....

A softly softly approach would more than likely lead to disastrous results as that shitty code would have eventually been accepted in order to keep the peace...

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It's the Viking thing

I love Linus' no-nonsense way of thinking.

I presume that the Sarah Sharp sympathisers will be once again up in arms over this latest episode..

Personally I prefer a boss that lets you know where you stand instead of the namby pamby approach where nothing gets resolved and just lingers on and on creating nothing more than frustration for all involved...

Anyone with excellent vocabulary skills can be twice as damaging as someone who just uses "profanity.." Actual swear words have no importance, what is important is the reasoning behind them.

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Anonymous hack group plans to out anonymous hate group

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Re: @ Your alien overlord - fear me

Hang on a moment there guys before hanging the Alien Overlord, are you all sure that he was being serious, I read the post as an attempt at sarcasm not as a fact... ( I could be wrong but this is El Reg after all)

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Aussies' distinctive Strine down to drunk forefathers

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"but it makes you sound wilderness smart. :)"

Only if you consider Crocodile Dundee to be "wilderness smart"...

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Move Along

"Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns."

And what exactly has changed since those days ? When I lived with the Aussies, and let's not forget the Kiwis ( although their accent is much cleaner), pub night was 5 times a week on the quiet weeks.. And this was no joke...

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Flickering screens turn Microsoft Surface Books into Microsoft Surface paperweights

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Re: Wooo!

And of course the EULA contains a clause where Microsoft decline all responsibility for damage caused by the strobe effects.

Behold bad knight and kneel before me before I smite thee down and blind with my mighty silverlight flash.

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Work from home when the next big Windows 10 installation arrives

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Re: Even happier I chose a PS4

@Michael Habel

It's all about stats and habits.

* They know your age, location and language.

* They know what you play.

* How long you play.

* They know from where you play. Wifi, Cabled , therefore probably also know your ISP.

* They know how many games you possess and what genres you prefer.

* They can see the evolution of what you are buying, playing, winning losing.

* They can see what music, films, media you like to watch, buy, download.

* etc etc etc

Sony can learn a lot about you even through a simple games console. And that's only the stats that I can imagine, they might have much more sophisticated algorithms... "Shaky wrist" detection for example..

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Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf – not too hairy, not too scary

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Re: Not an upgrade

Obviously we have different opinions of the definition of upgrade. Moving between minor versions, especially with such few changes is not what I would classify as an "upgrade"... This was more of a 15.9 to 15.92 move....

If you moved from 14 to 15, then yes there is not doubt about that classifying itself as an upgrade..

But honestly, new scrollbars and a couple of application updates.... in my book that's just a patch release.

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Not an upgrade

"minor updates, bug fixes, speed improvements and application updates "

This appears to be, at most, just a couple of patches thrown out to the penguinistas under the guise of an update...

Unless of course someone was actually waiting with baited breath for the new scrollbars...

Scott did you draw the short straw by any chance when it came to who was to do the write up on Unbuntu 15.10...

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Elderly? Disabled? You clearly need a .38" Palm Pistol

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Coffee/keyboard

Optional extras

It also has an optional "Picatinny rail".. all that's missing is the ACOG TA01 4*32 and the world will learn to fear these senior "OAPerators"...

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Scotland Yard pulls eyeballs off WikiLeaker-in-Chief Assange

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Re: what's a man to do.

"It's actually "on the lam", but I suspect Assange's bleating may have contributed here :). It's a normal, if somewhat lesser used English expression meaning "on the run"."

I wonder if it is actually a twist of the French expression sur la lame du rasoir", on the edge of a razor. ie "On a knifes edge"... ie In a very difficult position.

He is antipodean so it might therefore be possible that he will hide in a food truck as a piece of New Zealand Lamb...

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Re: what's a man to do.

"while on the lamb."

Now there is a phrase that I have never heard before, is it rhyming slang, if so, what is the rhyme ?

However, as much as I do not like the man he has not been found guilty of rape and where we live "Innocent until found guilty" is still in da rigour ( or at least I think so).

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Sneaky bastards

They are just feeding him some bait to lure him out of his den, then they will pounce on him like a bunch of power hungry politicians.

Alternatively, they are just bored shitless standing around all day doing absolutely nothing, even with their exceptional bonuses they just can't stand it anymore..

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

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Re: I have yet to EVER see ANY Android device with Malware

The OP might be a stealthy boffin :-)

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Re: I have yet to EVER see ANY Android device with Malware

"It may be stealthy malware."

If it was so stealthy the boffins wouldn't know either.

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Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay

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Re: @ac: That's so ghey

Geoffrey

No worries, I understood where the original language came from.

I understand what you are saying but speaking from experience, about myself, I come from a very gritty background and was extremely "bigoted" towards anything out of the norn. Today I am still "a little bit biased" but far less than I was at the time, why, because a few people took the time the explain things to me.. I digress though that it also requires the want to change on behalf of the "bigot"....

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Re: @ac: That's so ghey

Geoffrey

If someone is being a bigotted prick then it is usually through their ignorance of a given subject. So rather than waste time insulting them, try helping them by educating them..

In my opinion calling someone a bigoted prick is actually the perfect example of being bigoted oneself as it shows a failure to understand that other people have different opinions...

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Re: @ac: That's so ghey

@FruitOfTheLoon

Your response is exactly the kind of response/attitude that is likely lead to hatred and radical action rather than encouraging any form of acceptance.....

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Re: This is why we need courts

"This is why we need courts "

This is bascially what they got, I decision based upon criteria...No different to a court really... but as mentioned in the below comment it is likely that someone is being greedy and waiting on a big fat check coming through his mailbox in advance of a positive decision....

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Noughty by nature: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Rock Band 4

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Re: OK how many did this?

You didn't miss anything

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: Dieselgate

And what you call it if someone stole or destroyed all those lawn protection devices. Shirley it must be called GardenGate...

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Rich but not clever

It's taken the poor bastard more than a week to come up with a lame excuse like this ?

Obviously being rich, which I presume most of the board members are, has no bearing on being intelligent or imaginative.

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MACAQUE ATTACK: Monkey plunders Florida resident's box, gobbles contents

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Streefull Situation

When the monkey was on top of the car it must have been a very stressful situation for passers-by.. How would they know who was actually in charge, the being on the roof or the being behind the wheel ?

Not an easy situation to judge....They are both primates, with equal intelligence, although one of them might be seriously overweight and a lot slower than the other.

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NASA announcement of MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY imminent: WHAT can it be?

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"these doomsday preppers will die with the rest of us."

Thay can't die they are prepared for all possible outcomes whether they may be : Zombie Rampage, Alien Infestation or worse Mark Zuckerberg becoming King of the World.....

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David Miscavige rejoice

Dear Mr Miscavige,

I doubt very much that you will believe this but we have found Xenu..

L.R.H....

PS : I watched the HBO "Going Clear" report yesterday.....very interesting understanding how these scams work.

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332M Kick Ass pirates get asses kicked by scareware ass-kickers

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332M

That's a lot of phone calls to make, are you sure that 332 Million people really got their ass kicked, or is this just scaremongering headlines for the El Reg reasdership.

This is an old scam and those indian call center people can be convincing to the non-tech savvy... they are also extremely agressive, warn your parents, family and friends not to accept tech calls from "anyone"....

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Zuck, Gates and Bono in ludicrous internet access for world+dog by 2020 bid

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Re: If Bono's for it...

Yes, it's very ironic but this public figure is an amazingly unloved character. In my opinion he symbolizes a lot of what is wrong with the media today.

* A commercial singer with what became a commercial band and basically sings commercial songs for purely financial gain - no integrity.

* Extremely difficult to believe that anything that he says has actually any honesty attached to it.

* No modesty.

* Lives in a world of luxury but would like us to believe that he understands what it is to be poor and hungry.. Bono, Ireland is not a third world country, please do not confuse the two.

If Bono want's to do something good for society all he has to do is find a very, very remote island, that has no outgoing communications or media facilities, and remain there for a very, very long time. It would already relieve a lot of world tension.

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Break from the future: Hold the new stuff and fix the web first

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Re: >Geolocation API, possibly the most useful HTML API out there

Chrome : ctrl+shift+n

IE : ctrl+shift+p

Also create shortcuts to start automatically in private mode:

IE add the "-private" switch to a shortcut

Chrome add the "-incognito" switch to a shortcut

Et voila, that should probably be the solution to the future "Spy in the Sky" APIs... Don't quote me on that though

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SAUCY INCEST and brutal VIOLENCE boosts UK space sector

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Soft Porn with a reasonable plot

There is definately some soft porn for everyone in GOT... Gay, Lesbien, SM, sodomy, rape, incest, orgies, prostitution, blood, gore, snuff, creepy, mad shit, great stuff, keep it "coming". All that's missing are the animal scenes....

Honestly though, it's quite a good series but it is starting to draw out, hopefully the next one is the last one...

( Never read the books but I presume that they are even better, usually they are).

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Gold bugs, concrete bog roll holders and frolic-friendly furniture: What IS it with designers?

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Re: Baths and Bugs

If that giant ant floated I would take it along with that fantastic looking bath.

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Global productivity explodes as Facebook's service takes a dive

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Back to sanity

Fortunately half of the planet will not be up to date about who actually drank some Starbucks this morning... and with a bit of luck they might have actually got some of their sanity back.

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

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Icann could earn a few dollars

All it has to do us charge for each ip address holder that uses a netmask below a given value...Thereby keeping it free for smallish businesses using smaller ranges.

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Chinese ad firm pwns Android users, creates hijackable global botnet

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Re: Nokia E71 for sale. Who wants to start bidding?

No-one is safe :

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/21/sms_of_death_explained/

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Re: China sponsored maybe ?

Obviously that would be the Great Firewall of China then... ( queue drum roll and cymbal crash)

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Re: Conspiracy

Seems like there are at least 2 people whose sense of political satire is on the low side for the moment...

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