* Posts by Khaptain

2834 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Zuck can EFF off: Internet.org is SO NOT the INTERNET

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Re: So in summary...

WAP = What a pain

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

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Re: But what do they hope to find out?

"So what would stop you licking a cats genitals then?"

Cat piss is not one of the items that I personally would put into a box labelled "erotic stimuli".

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learn with Frank

A quick search for "mammalian protuberances" should be fine. the Sherriff is not so clever.

Thank you Mr Zappa.

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Doom is BOOM! BOOM! BACK!

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Re: This sums up the problem:

I sat for 5 minutes trying to determine what a TPS was, Third Party Shooter !! I have been trying desperately to remember if we could play Doom from an outside point of view...

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Stripped to the core and full of Xfce: Xubuntu Linux loses it

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The world is not *BUNTU

If you want small then head over to DSL (Damned Small Linux)... 50Mb......

There are others like PuppyLinux etc . Everything depends on what you "need" compared to what you "want"..

Have to agree with the 1st post though, that the bane of Linux is the "multi-multitude" of offerings, sometimes too much is too much.. Me, I am sticking with Mint + XFCE...

Anything with *BUNTU in it's name is starting to make me cringe....

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Apple Watch rationing caused by the MOON GOAT, not quality

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Deep within Apple HQ

Ok guys we have to come up with a reason for the poor results.

Lack of consumer interest

Incapacity to create a Buzz

Boring and useless product

Wait , wait I know, let's blame it on the moon.. Those suckers believe everything that we throw at them anyway..

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Wrestling with Microsoft's Nano Server preview

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@Dr Christian

Amongst other things the OS serves as an abstraction layer between the application and the hardware. Without it the application would be required to take care of the complexity of handling Interrupts, Drivers, Memory Management, disk or peripheral IO etc ?

Unless your application was a driver or did nothing more than make a LED flash then I have would have difficulty understanding what usefull purpose it could serve.

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

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Not just Eye Candy then

Is this indicative of how Microsoft consider their latest offering.... Nothing very interesting to offer so here have a free game of Candy Pop.....

This is how to take a professional product and reduce it to the rank of pathetic amateur......

An OS should sell on its simplicity of use, invisibility, integration, ergonomics, etc etc but no, here we have an OS selling by including a game for children.....( and bored commuting adults)

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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So I suppose that the prisons will be closed too and while were at it, let's just close down the internet and then set fire to Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen etc. (oooops some of that has already started)...

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Nintendo to revive long-dead 'World Championships' contest

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Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

Nintendo needed to find a country whose IQ levels were sufficiently low enough in order to ensure that a quorom of players could easilly be attained...

America was the obvious solution.

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Swedish Supreme Court keeps AssangeTM in Little Ecuador

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Re: What?

"Please arrow this post down. I want to see as many down arrows as possible. Thank you."

Had to oblige .... boring afternoon......................... . . . . . . . . . .

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Cyber-scum deface Nazi concentration camp memorial website

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Dan.

I think you make some good points but you have missed the one important one. "We in the West, 1st world countries, benefit from all the spoils of war."

We live in luxury compared to the rest of the world. Anyone that has ever travelled outside of the 1st world countries knows this only too well. The rest of the world. 2nd and 3rd world countries, are no longer as ignorant as they were before. The media and the internet have brought them an insight into how the 1st world countries live ( albeit a very twisted insight).

What image do they possibly see : predominantly white people, who on the surface appear to do very little work, who consume endlessly, who live like Hollywood stars and pass their life's deciding which leisure or hobby to follow next. ( Yes it is untrue but that is how things are portrayed).

Having lived in the Middle East, spent some time in the States and recently after a visit to Africa I am utterly incapable of stating that the 1st world countries work any harder or deserve so much more than the other countries. I can only presume that that is how other must see things as well.

So just how does one justify the disparity in living conditions ?

The media is pushing the poorer countries to want the same as the richer countries but their governments, lifestyles, available resources do not allow them to achieve the same standards. This is turn leads to a condition whereby the people are very easily radicalised by those in power because the people are frustrated....

The World's population is increasing, resources are limited and everyone wants the same cake... we can't keep blowing into the balloon and not expect it to go explode..

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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Google's heuristics engine probably removed the 'S' in order to find the second result...

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Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS

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One OS to run them all ? Or all to run the one

If OSes can all run each other apps, then whats the point of having multiple OSes ?

Isn't this getting to where Linux all wanted to be ?

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

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Re: Are you sure that they read your fingerprints !!

And when I am in the darkness, I will slow down and do some spell checking.

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Are you sure that they read your fingerprints !!

I have always understand that these devices can merely detect identifiable patterns within your fingerprints and then stock/store/cache these patterns. They do not actually read your fingerprint, ie they would be incapble of reproducing your fingerprint..

I do agree though that they stock a pattern which can then be associated with a password. This pattern could then be used to identify purchases if the pattern could be injected into the identification process. Which is probably possible via a means of hooking an chaining similar to what could be done with interrupts as long as you have kernel level access.

If this is not the case please give me a link to a worthy site which proves the contrary i.e. that these devices could actually reconstruct a fingerprint. At which point my tail will move quickly between my legs and I will scamper away into the darknass...

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Re: customers should conduct rigorous penetration tests

And your colleagues for this mission will be Morgan Frogman and Tim Cruise. ( I have been assured that they are both nearly as good as the originals)

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Re: That caption for the second image

That image is truly worth a 1000 words. ( or passwords)

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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What's worse

I can't decide what's worse, the Dell or the HiPoint !

For anyone that doesn't know, Hi-Point make very low cost firearms, they are on the opposite end of the scale from Sig Sauer etc.

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It's official: David Brents are the weakest link in phishing attacks

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Re: PHB united

They are both the same business really, they spend their time extracting sums of money from their punters.

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PHB united

Most of them don't get into their positions because of their IT skills....

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Japan showcases really, really fast … whoa, WTF was that?!

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De-acceleration

What happens when you cut the current, does this thing just drop down to the ground (10cm drop), start to slide and then quickly issue prayer books....because at 600Kph there will be lot of sparks, stained underpants and prayers that the slippery path is obstacle free.

Prayers won't make the damned bit of difference but lot's of people will like to believe at that precise moment that something or someone will save them from their slippery end.

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Flying giant octopus menaces New York

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Re: DDBs?

If you stack them vertically are they still consider as Double Deckers ?

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Re: Buffalo burghers

If a pound of Gold comes crashing down on your head, your skull would definitely be under the impression that the gold is much heaver than the feathers.

Think about it ....

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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Re: For people who cannot they see the wood for the trees

That all depends on the kind of forests you are cutting down

If it's 5 year old pine trees, I really don't think that it would matte to much.

If it is 200 year old Oak trees than that's not quite the same cup of tea.

If it's the Amazon rainforest in it's original condition then ........<insert castration method here>

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Chinese 'Superphone' manufacturer declares war on Apple

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"scooter riders wearing german army-style helmets complete with nazi swastika decorations"

Replace "scooter" with "Harley" and that description could easily represent your local Hells Angels/Bandidos outfit....

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The original image is easy to find and "subtle" would not definately not be one of the adjectives used to describe it

http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/27/8298999/apple-hitler-china-letv-jia-yueting

I wondered how much the Chinese know about Hitler and I came across this unusual article

http://tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/theater-and-dance/75920/great-dictator..

Obviously out cultures are quite dfferent

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iPhone vs. Galaxy fight hospitalises two after beer bottle stabbing

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Re: This wouldn't have happened…

since when were guns capable of defending themselves ?

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Slack raises $160m from investors, gets mega $2.8bn valuation

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Intranet by another name ?

"The Slack service allows employees to create and manage internal message boards for individual projects and departments""

So what are company intranets/sharepoints/sametimes/lync etc being used for if it is not exactly this ?

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‘Right to be forgotten’ prompts more French privacy concerns

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BCBG

Belligerent CNIL Berates Google.

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Scientists tail whales, hails their tales of record 14,000-mile migration

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No shit sherlock

Large marine mammal in it's own back yard travels from one end of the yard to the other by going about it's normal business.

Blinks eyes as he realised just how unamazing this "record" really is...

I honestly believed that the article would have provided a little more than "Whale does it's business"

What's next : Giraffe filmed whilst eating leaves on a tall tree...

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WORLD+DOG line up to SLAM Google after anti-trust case unveiled

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What will any of this change ?

Will it change our browsing habits?

Will companies stop paying for Google services ?

Or will it be BAU for everyone concerned ?

This all sounds like high profile media/political splurging but what will it ultimately change...

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What would have stopped TV5Monde hack? Yup, MOAR LAWS

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So easy to protect, not

There have been several reports mentioning that this was likely an inside job, or at least they had access to someone on the inside feeding them with appropriate information.

How exactly will your "efforts" prevent this kind of situation. Oh, they won't, your appearance is just another public outrage/whine in order to gain some airtime...

"Digital Commissioner", now that's a very nice title and probably very handsomely paid. Do you actually need to know anything about IT, Security and/or the real world ?

This is where I do not understand Democracy and the voting/electoral system, how the hell do these people get into these positions..

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Pre-order consumergasm will leave Apple Watches out of stock for months

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Re: Good on them

"I'm sure I can cope without a smart watch for another year or two"

I am sure that I can cope without a smart watch for the rest of my life.

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USA is home to largest number of data perves, study finds

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Re: Data perverts ?

Frank.ly, it's the dilemma of using HQ to represent only a single word... It should only be 3 letters but the 4 letter versions rings better. GCH doesn't sound quite as cool as GCHQ..

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Re: Data perverts ?

Would that be one of the following

NSA - Not Secure Agency ( Mr Snowden is the president)

CIA - Criminal Instigation Agency. ( Caused more crimes than any other universal entitiy)

UKA - United Kingdom of America ( We don't actually look at the data we steal, we immediately send it to big brother)

JCHQ - Jihad Central Head Quarters (ok it's 4 not 3)

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Credit card factories given new secure manufacturing rules

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Re: hmmm... I wonder if there's a new rule

No, quite the opposite, they will even supply you the key according to one of today's articles..

NSA Front door key

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

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Low IQ Alternative

Why don't we just send the electricity through the interwebs..

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Indian cops spice up protests with pepper spray-armed DRONES

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Anonymous

Doesn't India have an "anonymous" contingent, they could hack the airwaves and take control of the offending bots...

Lest not the police forget that necessity is the mother of all contention invention.

[2 Kg of Pepper spray in your face whilst going to work could seriously put a damper on your day...]

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All Mac owners should migrate to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 ASAP

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Re: Easy

Nietzsche would have found this your approach a lit bit Nilistic..... groan......

[It's Friday and I'm on half day.....pub o'oclock will be earlier than usual ]

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Bored with Blighty? Relocation lessons for the data centre jetset

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Re: Automatic weapons?

"What I find interesting is that where I live in Europe"

I would hazard a guess that you live in Switzerland, Luxembourg or possibly the Czech Republic.

Semi-automatics in Europe are not difficult to possess, fully automatics are generally much more difficult or completely illegal. Here in France "Fully Automatic" is a class A licence ie : A Weapon of War, and therefore forbidden. I believe that this is the case with most European countries as the the classification in France recently changed in order to comply with most of the others countries. I know that there are countries with exceptions but there are not many, hence my guess at CH, LU or CZ.

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Re: Depresses me that consideration for UK areas...

They could then pump that hot water around Scotland during the long dreary winter nights.

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Re: Depresses me that consideration for UK areas...

And why wasn't the rest of Europe included, there are a ton of data centres here on the continent. Keeping stuff on the continent also makes Data Security people a lot more friendly...

With the United States Patriot Act etc, your data becomes their data which is not welcomed in many European and Swiss like, countries.

Definately agree with the OP, London <> UK......

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Bad news everyone: Cybercrime is getting even easier

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Re: lunchtime!?

I am sure that restoring eveyone's data back to 2010 would go down real well, you would very quickly become their favourite administrator..... Just be carefull of anyone that carries a heavy metal bar in their handbag/coat pocket.

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Volvo V60 Polestar: Speak softly, carry a big stick, dress like a Smurf

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Re: WTF

Agreed, actually showing the "whole" car would have been a lot more usefull than a dainty little pic of a dashboard....

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Barry Obama declares national emergency over foreign hackers

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WTF?

The opposite situation

And does the rest of the world have the right to sanction the USA whose "agencies" are only to happy to infiltrate, pirate, hack, spy, snoop, steal on the rest of the world....

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Project Spartan: We get our claws on Microsoft's browser for Windows 10

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Re: Fork of IE?

"You could use a trident."

I presume you mean the missile rather than the Neptune variety .

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This one weird trick deletes any YouTube flick in just a few clicks

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What about the comments

Since YouTube comments have now becoem the playgound for all form of insult, hatred and general unhappiness it would have been more interesting to delete the damned comments than the videos.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Big problems for humanity... are exploitable vulnerabilities/zeroday trading opportunities?

"The biggest problem facing humanity....is XXXXXX. The sooner the great unwashed start to think for themselves and wise up to the fact that it's all smoke an mirrors and dogma only serves to make good men do evil things, the better or all of us."

XXXXX could be replaced by several things

Religion, Politics, Publicity, Money, Royalty, etc etc take your pick.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 build list snowballs for Lumia mobes

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I mistook Nadella for Tom Cook, thinking that it was just some El Reg irony. The other guy could have been Wozniak after a haircut and shave...

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