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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Re: Why not drones

The other future is that the aircraft carrier won't be there any longer when the drones return. Missiles FTW!

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So which miscreants wrote the CosmicDuke info-slurping nasty?

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It sounded like a good idea down in marketing

Entry onto a target system (referred to as exploit files in the rest of this document) start with a malicious Flash object embedded into a PDF file. When the file is launched, the object exploits the known CVE-2011-0611

Why put Flash into PDFs?

Are there actually strippers that rip out such "customer experience enhancing" crap before PDFs are opened?

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London officials won't take Uber to court – because cabbies are suing the drivers anyway

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Lawfare in action

Nothing new here.

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Hacked Israel Defence Force Twitter account spruiks nuke leak fears

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"combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension"

Cue incineration of random civilians across the occupied territories and maybe an air strike or two on Assad's forces to shown them. Followed by fist-waving at Iran and strong condemnation of the UN non-condemnation of the terrorist attacks against our Tweets.

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Qualcomm fires DMCA shotgun at alleged code thieves on GitHub – including itself

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1) Freshly deskooled lawyer type unburdened by any knowledge discovers the tech sector.

2) Source code is very valuable right? I hear "hackers" are sharing this illegally on the Interwebs.

3) ???

4) RETARDATION, aided and abetted by the usual cloudy bendover.

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Microsoft confirms Office 365 price rise

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Re: Important Distinction

In that world, there needs to be a sane way of providing day to day ongoing development for compatibility, integration, and features that don't amount to a bill for 50~60% of the original purchase cost in upgrade fees and consulting time every 18~24 months.

You may notice that this demand is COMPLETELY orthogonal to "SaaS" approaches. Vendors that provide this for on-premise solutions and/or "in-house SaaS" sure have the edge here.

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I don't know about this

Is it time already to make prospects think harder about whether they want to snuggle up to this slightly unclean ladysexual partner of unspecified gender?

The vast majority of our customers will not see an increase in the cost of Office 365

As they are actually perfoming this, the vast majority of their customers WILL see an increase. Evidently.

"I believe its still good value for clients"

Sure you do Tim. Sure you do.

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BAE retracts hedge fund hack allegation

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"spook users. And the markets."

Frankly, the "markets" (i.e. useful idiots chasing after paper money and putting valuations pulled out of their behinds on other paper) needs a good spooking.

But no need to hasten it with rapidly combusting materials; the laws of the MARKET (the one with no scare quotes, coming from system theory) will reassart itself like a stellar magnetic field snapping back into place soon enough.

It is going to hurt.

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Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

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Re: True bug location.

AFAIK, wildcard interpretation in "CMD.EXE" (BARF!) is left to the called program.

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Re: Dear glod...

HUSH!

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Re: Security scan?

Of course .. is also a match to .* so it then recursed up to /home and then down in to all other user's directories!

What system does that??

Thankfully I was sane enough to do this as myself, not root, so no damage was done. But it taught me a valuable lesson!

Yep, generally used filesystems in 2014 are STILL just databases with no transaction support. This is bad.

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Re: which is why...

This.

Unfortunately it's down to the fact the that stuff seen by programs has no type and an array of typeless strings of which some may be options, some may be concatenated options, some may be stuff expanded by the shell (and this in a frankly inconsistent manner revealed whenever hacking bash), some may be badly quoted strings with spaces ... this is REALLY HARD TO HANDLE CORRECTLY.

Well, when in doubt, print "usage:"

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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Re: they're a spy agency

I _expect_ them to be

You know, this is the Internet. You can still freely google the history of the 20th century. May be an eye opener.

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Terminate with extremist prejudice.

Disgusting. Beyond redemption, a cancer for any attempt to return to a semblance of a liberal society. Only deep cleaning will ever put us on the tracks of sanity again.

Frankly, the fact that only Snowden ragequit out of that festering bureaucratic freakshow of self-justifying career mummies says it all.

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Running Cisco's VoIP manager? Four words you don't want to hear: 'Backdoor SSH root key'

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Re: and the SP also promise that running your home will be secure

What good is having the finest automation of humanity if you cannot put it to some good use?

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Dumps of your conversation are being tugged away as we speak!

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Re: Hang on a minute…

The public key, as the name implies, is quite safe to leave lying around on foreign computers' authorized_keys files.

Frankly, how well would you feel having a public key in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys files that has the friendly comment "support access - do not remove!" next to it?

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Re: Wow.

I thought all that secret backdoor stuff was just in the movies.

So how has that ten-year survivial training in the Amazonian been? You must have an amazing tan.

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AVG: We need laws to stop biz from tracking our kids

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Re: Two juggernauts colliding ...

Seems like someone is trying to literally scare up a new market.

Slimy megacorps tracking your kid? Non-problem? You bet.

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Re: Not just kids

I have nothing to hide

Please, take a place on the couch. Why do you feel you have nothing to hide?

I feel we're handing too much authority to others but the only other choice is to opt out of useful advances.

You can't "opt out" of the state's surveillance, dude. Android and friends are just chaff in comparison.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Re: "Rockstar and Take-Two’s use of her likeness was done solely to make money"

Making money? So immoral!!

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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Re: ancient technology

Thumbs down on tube emulation?

Some people believe in homepathy, what do I know?

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Re: Hmmm

> a sound with frequencies up to F,

Yeah yeah but that is evidently the sound with a discrete Fourier decomposition, i.e. the one which repeats forever, infinitely often.

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Re: Hmmm

If a sinewave carries no information how is it I can hear it perfectly well?

You brain will filter it out in 5 minutes. That should tell you something.

(Ok, so it carries amplitude, frequency, and arguably phase. But what of it?)

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Did that really happen?

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Re: Waaaaaah!!!!!

This article is the aural equivalent of arguing we should all want perfectly nutritionally balance food pellets rather than the vast array of culinary delights we choose to partake of.

I would rather think it argues you can have perfectly good stuff in the digital processing arena for cheap while people with extremely expensive rigs are barely approaching the bronze age, with all the superstition you would expect.

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Re: Audiophile?

Audiophile Boffins - We do what must because we can

For the good of all of us

Except the ones who are deaf

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Re: ancient technology

Why not replace the tube by a proper digital circuit simulating the tube?

You could even save energy!

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Amazon snubs FTC: We'll see you in court over kids' in-app cash blowouts

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DOWNVOTERS: WHERE WE VOTE, WE DON'T NEED NO FACTS!

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How about some facts in this write-up?

I didn't know that Amazon had Amazon-branded games running on its Amazon-branded android gear with in-game purchasing unlocked by logging into your Amazon account once so that Wifebeater Baby, unaware that he his in an electronic Yakuza den, can rack up the charges by randomly pushing on floating icons. Can anyone explain or is that another fresh-from skool lawyer at the FTC full of youthful hormones trying his mettle at the cost of the economy and the taxpayer?

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Re: Great!!!

Socialistic much?

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Redmond's EMET defense tool disabled by exploit torpedo

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Re: EMET needs to be downloaded and activated for each application?

Thanks, that makes some sense at least.

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EMET needs to be downloaded and activated for each application?

Wait, I thought that was part of the OS??

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Mystery bidder plunders the whole haul in Silk Road Bitcoin auction

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Luxembourg!

(But seriously, why is no-one asking why Luxembourg and Belgium are being positively stuffed with US govnm't obligations at the present time? A far more interesting question.)

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Like frozen burgers, 'Bigfoot' DNA samples have a touch of horse

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The Adventures of Reynard Muldrake and Diana Lesky

Jose Chung: "As for her partner Reinhardt Muldradt - a ticking time-bomb of insanity - his quest into the unknown has so warped his psyche - one shudders to wonder how he can receive any pleasures from life."

Fox Mulder: [Mulder is jerking off to fake bigfoot video]

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NIST shows off one-way photon-passing metamaterial

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Holmes

Useful!

For covering sniper scopes and the windscreens of ultra-expensive all-in-black cars.

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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I'm glad this has been clarified then

What would have to Abdul's the veggie merchant's kickstarter project under the same circumstances?

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Iraq civil war: You can fight with an AK-47 ... or a HOME-COOKED Trojan

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Re: DAM AK-47 are from 1947.

Ah, but these are not EU Glocks. (Why should the EU give out Austrian produce in a US-occupied territory). To cite:

The author of the report from the Government Accountability Office says U.S. military officials do not know what happened to 30 percent of the weapons the United States distributed to Iraqi forces from 2004 through early this year as part of an effort to train and equip the troops. The highest previous estimate of unaccounted-for weapons was 14,000, in a report issued last year by the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.

But yes, quite certainly these were sold on. This is why Obama's proposal to ship weapons to Syria overtly (and prior to that, one suspects, covertly ship the contents of the armories of late strongman Ghaddafi via CIA express) is not necessarily the best idea. ISIS now has 2 billion cash to spend.

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AK-47 are from 1947.

Today, one uses at least an AK-74, if not an AK-103. Although the AKs that Petraeus lost in the Iraq omnishambles before the surge are labeled as "AK-47", so who knows.

Anyway, these ISIS guys have the chutzpah (ha HA!) of using the technology the use of which would probably merit a righteous cutting off of the hands (possibly at the neck level) when used. Will their heads explode?

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REVEALED: The sites blocked by Great Firewall of Iraq

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Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.

Come off it, they didn't have a competent government to start with. The deservedly dead Gadaffi

Uh... Ghadaffi (our acceptably-good-guy/bad-guy permamorphist) is starring in another show with Hillary Clinton.

killed about a million in his hobby war with Iran

Well, we delivered the goods and the gas to do it because we didn't like people not liking our bastard the Shah or Iran. Basically, we were for Hitler before we were against him. If there were any justice, big radioactive meteors incubating flesh-eating diseases would strike the "West" any minute now. Luckily, there isn't.

I won't even go into the utterly despicable French/British behaviour post-WWI and Skyes/Pikot, which deserves a separate introduction of the people involved to the Black Box of Pain.

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God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.

crisis-hit nation

> 2014

> Calling Iraq a "nation"

It's a bloody stump of a colonial area (sort-of a "country"). It may have a sort-kinda authoritarian state apparatus under under Maliki, but there is no nation anywhere to be seen. The Kurds (under a quasi-mafiosi but lesser-of-two-evil kind of leadership) are giving the finger to the freakshow (AFAIK Turkey has already okayed the move, amazingly). Sunni obscurantists are creating a new region around the Syrian-Iraqi border area - good times for rope dealers. Soon you will see ethnic cleansing fanning out from the Shia sectors and the pre-2007-surge cleaning of Sunni enclaves will be scaled out... Meanwhile car bombs and hellfire missiles are going off everywhere.

No nation here. Nope, sir.

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Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

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We're obviously happy to have fixed that

YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT REG.

DON'T DO IT AGAIN.

AT LEAST NOT BEFORE 14:00.

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Overclocking to 5GHz? We put Intel Devil’s Canyon CPU to the test

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Re: a 1/4 of a Kw on a *chip* 66w on *idle*

The days, they are back again!!

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Cambridge's tiny superconducting magnet breaks strength record

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Re: Brittle

protecting power semiconductors from short circuits

That would certainly beat the exploding tantal capacitor.

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Speed of light slower than we thought? Probably not

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What am I reading?

"His conclusion, in this paper at IOP, is that both Einstein's prediction of the speed of light – 299,792,458 metres per second in a vacuum – is wrong"

1) Einstein didn't "predict" the speed of light. That speed has to be measured. It is always 1.

2) He correctly posited that the most elegant way out of the pretzel-shaped contortions that physicists were making to adapt their theories to the logical implications of electromagnetism and the absence of any experimental sign of an absolute rest system in which light was moving was to go whole hog and posit that the speed of light must be the same in all reference systems. Which means that durations and lengths differ between reference systems

3) Quantum mechanics comes in later, whereby you can have "faster than light" events in the small (resolved by changing to antiparticles in other reference frames) and the world-famous "entanglements" (which have nothing to do with any speed at all, except the speed of thought).

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SUPER EARTH possibly home to life FOUND in our 'solar backyard'

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Re: It might have a habitable moon?

Wood Terrorists!

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Re: ...and now...

No one can, in reality, pay for anything without Uncle Sam says OK.

And with FATCA now in effect, no-one can get his savings from underneath his nose (and savings have been, to all intent and purposes, outlawed via negative interest rates).

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No they don't

1) PayPal is not a bank; it is an outfit that lives from people transferring money through them

2) They are not the International Organization Against Crypto And Other Terrorist Tools either

3) PayPal board members should be handed over to ISIS for a quick interrogation about their deep knowledge of the koranic verses for this.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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99% of all malware-spewing computers use IPv4 adresses!

ICANN ordered to hand them all over!

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BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat

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Re: A human right - or no hope for mankind?

If you are paying for it, it is a service.

"Positive rights" are an idea that sprung from festering progressive minds.

There aren't any in a world not based on pony lore.

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