* Posts by Sureo

511 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

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China's Dalek-like robots fear only one terrifying nemesis: Stairs

Sureo

Re: Microsoft did that already

Uncanny resemblance. And the security guards standing nearby are all laughing at it.

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US intercepts Bermuda Triangle bubble podule

Sureo

I suggest....

I suggest he put his hydro pod bubble on land, hook it up to an electric generator, and run his heart out.

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NASA saves Kepler space 'scope by turning it off and on again

Sureo

Re: If cycling power doesn't work...

Yes and the turned pin sockets cost 5+ times more, which is why a lot of manufacturers didn't use them.

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'No password' database error exposes info on 93 million Mexican voters

Sureo

Re: Voters database *in the cloud*?

"simplest "IT security for Dummies" check would have caught that)?"

"Network Security For Dummies" has 408 pages*, absorbing it is hardly a simple matter.

*http://www.amazon.com/Network-Security-Dummies-Chey-Cobb/dp/0764516795

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Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'

Sureo

Re: Half-Hunter

In my case it would be: reach into pocket, remove eyeglasses, put eyeglasses on, look at whatever on smartwatch, remove eyeglasses, place back in pocket.

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Cambridge Uni spins up green and beefy supercomputer project

Sureo

Achieving superconductivity isn't very energy efficient, is it? It would break my energy budget.

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Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing

Sureo

Re: Angela Merkel, PhD

I've often wondered why a high-level thinker such as scientist or physician goes into politics.

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NASA gives blacked-out Kepler space 'scope the kiss of life

Sureo

Re: Bah!

NASA has been looking for a volunteer to spend 10 years inside a tiny box far from Earth, but so far no takers.

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Sureo

"...after an unexplained fault..."

No it was just Windows Update.

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AI, VR, bots and YOU? A survivor's guide to The Future™

Sureo

I can hardly wait for VR to become mainstream so I can watch all the VR version ADs they're going to throw at you.

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Google's dream city isn't a new idea

Sureo
WTF?

“the single most ambitious company that ever existed”

No, “the single most arrogant company that ever existed”

Google for Mayor! Google for Governor!! Google for President!!!

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Hacker reveals $40 attack that steals police drones from 2km away

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Would the Government really want encryption?

Encryption would mean that hackers couldn't steal their drone, but then they couldn't steal your drone either.

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Seagate intros Innov8: A USB-powered 8TB external hard drive

Sureo

Is it really 8TB?

Windows reports my "2TB" Seagate drive capacity is 1863.04GB. What will this one say? 7452GB? (Yes I know there's overhead but really...)

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Go nuts, brother: Ubuntu 16.04 beta – no more auto data-spaffing

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Xenial Xerus

A bunch of red squirrels chewed their way into my shed one winter and basically trashed the place. I hope there isn't a lesson there....

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Tired of Windows 10 phoning home? Maybe the special Chinese govt version is for you

Sureo

Re: Inside info

"...Windows 10....the last version of Windows..."

No, Windows 7 is the last version of Windows as far as I'm concerned.

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Oracle traps its cloud inside own tin boxes

Sureo

They know that cloud is just a lot of nebulous vapor, don't they?

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Hackers giving up on crypto ransomware. Now they just lock up device, hope you pay

Sureo

We're getting to the point where everyone will have to pay "protection money" to use our computing devices, just like the mobsters and street gangs do to businesses.

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US chap sharpens paradigm-busting scissors

Sureo

$28US ($15 + $13 shipping) = $37 Canadian just doesn't cut it for me.

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Toaster cooks network and burns 'expert' user's credibility to a crisp

Sureo

Re: Sparky's Magic Fusebox

Why bother with lots of little fuses/breakers when you can have one big one to protect everything? (Remove tongue from cheek.)

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California methane well leak filled a Rose Bowl a day

Sureo
Flame

They charge me carbon tax and make me feel guilty for the basketball-court amount of GHG I am responsible for in my life. (Appropriate icon->)

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Who hit you, HP Inc? 'Windows 10! It's all Windows 10's fault'

Sureo
Flame

Nuts to HP printers

When I upgraded from XP to 7, HP took 2 years to release a driver to support my 1020. (To their credit, the printer is still working, many years later, still under 7.)

I stopped buying HP printers after my inkjet slowly died after causing me hours of wasted time. Felt good to toss that one in the rubbish bin.

I won't buy a printer with a "starter" cartridge. It's a rip-off and a gross insult.

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FBI v Apple spat latest: Bill Gates is really upset that you all thought he was on the Feds' side

Sureo

Re: Unpaid Bills

On hearing this story on the news, my comment was "He's a big bag of hot air."

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Is Facebook about to get a Virtual Reality check?

Sureo

What I really want

Don't bother with VR. What I really want (besides an end to annoying Facebook) is a Holodeck. Back to the drawing board, fellas...

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Confused as to WTF is happening with Apple, the FBI and a killer's iPhone? Let's fix that

Sureo
Big Brother

Really...

We may as well assume that they can crack everything.

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US Congress locks and loads three anti-encryption bullets

Sureo

"I still don't think that Congress understands what is end-to-end encryption"

I have to disagree with that. What the authorities DON'T want is for investigators to say "sorry we couldn't snoop on so-and-so because they're using encrypted communications". Once they've decided to investigate someone they want to know what they're up to. They want that badly. It's the collateral damage of such power that they don't understand.

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Disney World-area University admits massive data breach

Sureo

"...letter by snail mail..."

This is why we had better not do away with snail mail.

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The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

Sureo

Re: Is anyone really surprised ?

"I halfway expect ad screens in the stall and above the urinals in bathrooms, soon. ."

Carry a can of spray paint around with you. The trend won't last... :)

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Chinese unleash autonomous airborne taxi

Sureo

What will you do if you arrive at your destination with 30 seconds flying time left and someone's parked in your spot?

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Forget anonymity, we can remember you wholesale with machine intel, hackers warned

Sureo

Re: Lesson Learned

Have they tried it on stuxnet?

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Robotic exoskeleton market to grow 40 per cent a year until 2025

Sureo

"...standing, squatting, bending or walking..."

Cue image of man twisted into a pretzel by exoskeleton gone berserk.

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Gaming souk Steam spews credit card, personal info in Xmas Day security meltdown

Sureo

Configuration change on Dec. 25

Someone must be due for a promotion.

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'Powerful blast' at Glasgow City Council data centre prompts IT meltdown

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Alert

Practise....

... for the apocalypse, when all the computers and networks go down.

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Apply online to go to Mars. No, seriously

Sureo

Salary

Doesn't really matter, no-where to spend it on this trip. And no coming back either.

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Lock up your top-of-racks, says Cisco, there's a bug in the USB code

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Re: This is not just a security problem

"unknown error"

I get that a lot from Windows Update.

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UK's internet spy law: £250m in costs could balloon to £2 BILLION

Sureo

Costs

Have you ever gone in a store, saw something you really liked, and bought it regardless of the cost?

These pea brained politicians decide that this is something that they really want, and don't give a damn about the cost. Why bother to calculate it when it doesn't matter? The money isn't coming out of their pocket after all.

What's the return on investment? duh....

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PC sales will rise again, predicts Intel, but tablets are toast

Sureo

I finally upgraded 2 five-year-old PCs this year, and that was only to get SATA3 and USB3. (One Intel and one AMD. The AMD, with a weaker processor, boots up faster.)

I thought I had no use for smart gadgets but I got a tablet recently (for free thanks to bank promotion) and find it a fun toy and occasionally useful. It sucks for doing any serious work though.

I don't know what this means for Intel.

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'Profoundly stupid' Dubliner's hoax call lost Intel 6,000 hours of production

Sureo

No wonder

Big Government Surveillance wants to keep track of everyone all of the time. /irony

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Cisco: The day of PCs is passing, cloud storage will dominate by 2019

Sureo

data "...will neither be saved nor stored..."

Yes but will it be slurped?

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SatNad failure as Lumia income drops over 50% at Microsoft

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"...looks like it will be next year"

Good thing Microsoft always has next year to look forward to.

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9 cuffed over £60 million banking scam targeting UK businesses

Sureo

Why is it that caller id can be so easily spoofed? I get calls from scammers in Asia appearing to be from someone down the street. Time to redesign the security of the phone system.

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White House to Feds: Stop buying new PCs, laptops right now

Sureo

Simple solution

Make them all BYOD.

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Samsung told to build bots who work for less than Foxconn staffers

Sureo

"...mechanical men..."

I would really prefer it if they made mechanical women.

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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

Sureo

Re: Nobody NEEDS a connected kettle...

iKettle Security Update KB3035583 installed......

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US taxman slammed: Half of the IRS's servers still run doomed Windows Server 2003

Sureo
WTF?

Microsoft discontinues support on a wildly popular and perfectly adequate product, resulting in huge expenses for their customers, because they can't be bothered to fix their bugs anymore?

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Printer drivers ate our homework, says NSW Dept of Education

Sureo

"...incompatibility between operating systems and printers..."

Understandable if they're HP printers. I finally regained my life after tossing them in the dumpster.

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We saw the future: Apart from the bath apps it looks like the past

Sureo

Do you need the app to pull the drain plug?

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Child abuse, drug sales, terrorism fears: Why cops halted a library's Tor relay ... for a month

Sureo

Re: child pornography, terrorism, and drug dealing

No need to ban those things, just put surveillance on them.....oh wait....

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

Sureo

37 security fixes for a watch? WTF? Think I'll stick with my Timex.

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Batteries on wheels are about to reshape our cities and lives

Sureo
Coffee/keyboard

Inquiring minds

Have they tested any of those vehicles in a Canadian winter with 15CM of snow on the road?

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