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EU-Canada airline passenger data-sharing is not a done deal

Sureo

If this deal falls through, the authorities will find another way to collect the data. It will be done quietly and very likely illegally. It's probably already being done.

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Regin: The super-spyware the security industry has been silent about

Sureo

Re: I was just about to post the same thing.

"Maybe we should all just offer ourselves up for re-education?"

No, they'll just implant a chip in your head, monitor you and shock you if you misbehave.

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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Re: Sonic Repellent

One more thing to get I didn't think I needed.

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Exit the dragon: US govt blows $325m on China-beating 300PFLOPS monster computer

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I hope...

I hope they put BOINC in it to put the spare cycles to good use.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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The War Against Terror (TWAT)

That's why I love reading the Reg.

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BONFIRE of the MEGA-BUCKS: $200m+ BURNED in SECONDS in Antares launch blast

Sureo

Sadly the astronauts will be eating freeze-dried broccoli for the next 6 months.

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Return of the disk drive bigness? Not for poor old, busted WD

Sureo

Unfortunately they did not rate my Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001 drive. So far it has been running without problems in my PC for just over a year, knock wood.

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

Sureo

Carbon Tax

I'm all for carbon tax, except for one problem: it won't make carbon pollution go away, it will just take money out of my pocket and put it in some rich bastard's pocket (or the government's which is worse).

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Boffins want to put Quanta in containers, after docking

Sureo

Beam me up, Scotty. I canna do that, captain, your quanta are all entangled!

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Yahoo! Timestamps! Now! Block! Facebook! Email! Snoops!

Sureo

Re: I had the opposite problem

A few years ago I had a Yahoo email account. When I discovered that Yahoo knew and recorded every email address I ever used, I deleted the account, and was informed that it would take 2 years to be forgotten. Cynic that I am I'm sure Yahoo never forgets.

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Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'

Sureo

Will having a female CEO make Oracle a kinder, gentler company?

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Countless Belkin routers go TITSUP in massive mystery meltdown

Sureo

So who owns the router, the customer who paid for it or Belkin?

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

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Re: uh oh! (dangerous neighborhood)

I'm glad you're staying up at night worrying about this so I don't have to.

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

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"Birds are still a hazard though"

Got to mount a laser cannon to take care of those pesky birds.

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FTC nails pin in Bitcoin mining rig maker Butterfly Labs

Sureo

More than one way to mine a bitcoin

"Butterfly had taken in "at least $20 million, and potentially up to $50 million" in cold, hard US currency"

Butterfly's own mining operation appears to have paid off handsomely.

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Germany strikes again over Amazon warehouse pay

Sureo

Who's being exploited?

I think that if the working conditions in the Amazon factory are so miserable and the pay so lousy, how is it they are able to hire people to work there? Surely there are other employers who treat their workers better. Then Amazon would have to offer more. And so it goes.

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Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

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Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.

Its due to be delivered by Amazon's drone but it can't get it off the ground.

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Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

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Demolition derby...

So what's to stop people using phones in the designated area from crashing into other people using phones?

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

Sureo

Nigeria would do itself and everyone else a big favor by cracking down on these scammers. They give the country a bad reputation. I'm sure they have nice prisons. (Need icon holding nose.)

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Whopping 10TB disks spin out of HGST – plus 3.2TB flash slabs

Sureo

Wanna know....

Do helium filled drives weigh less than air filled drives? Wouldn't vacuum filled(?) drives perform better?

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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

Sureo

Wait a minute

He gets fined $950,000 by the government? Doesn't that make the government an accessory to the crime?

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

Sureo

They're going to log in to my Facebook account! Damn! Oh wait, I don't have a Facebook account....phew!

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China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain

Sureo

Re: Dear Mr. or Mrs. China:

If China doesn't like Windows, it should develop its own OS. Oh, wait...

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NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away

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Re: I'm not an electrician

Programming was fun before the web came along.

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Racing Post escapes ICO fine after leaking info of 677K punters

Sureo
WTF?

Legal penalty = nil, customer concern = nil, consequence to business = nil

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Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos

Sureo

What a job

Playing games to review computer hardware - where can I apply?

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

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FAIL

"the prison service didn’t realise that the encryption option on the new hard drives needed to be turned on to work correctly" - FAIL

Too bad no one's accountable - the fine moves taxpayer money* from one account to another.

* Taxpayer money = nobody's money

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Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

Sureo

Exploiters

The internet is no different than any other human endeavor. If it can be exploited, the exploiters will be there. And they are, in droves. But I believe that those who contribute without payment get some satisfaction or sense of achievement for their efforts.

BTW this includes Reg commentards, who add a lot of value to this site.

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Trundle, trundle, FLEEEP: iPhone 6 production grinds to halt

Sureo

So production runs in parallel with design? Small wonder they have problems.

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: "Soon"

What he needs is Amazon's drone to whisk him away.

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What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this

Sureo

If they're internet connected someone can hack them and program them to attack.

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Intel disables hot new TSX tech in early Broadwells and Haswells

Sureo

“unpredictable system behavior”

Normal modus operandi around here.

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Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar

Sureo

Re: A future I see

This may be how the world as we know it comes to an end. No massive solar storm required.

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

Sureo

@AC Re. @S4qFBxkFFg: Did you realise you put your password into the "Name" box? ;)

Actually its a great idea. It spares the nuisance of being told 'userid inot available' which can get tiresome after several tries. Click 'generate password', use the result as userid. Click again for a password. (Or not if you like to live dangerously.) Job done.

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Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

Sureo

Reg should limit comments to 140 characters for a week. Let's see how many commentards go nuts. (One way to confirm the research.)

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

Sureo

When successful, will they replace the IBM CEO and board with them?

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Tesla and Panasonic to build NOT-SO-SECRET GigaFactory in US

Sureo

Gigafactory

Does that mean they are planning to make 1,000,000,000 (or more) batteries? Or that it will be the size of 1,000,000,000 normal factories? Or perhaps some imaginative PR's use of hyperbole?

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Microsoft bakes a bigger Pi to cook Windows slabs

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Netbook

My Netbook is a complete system with Windows license and cost $100 less. (Yes I still have one, it works and I still use it!)

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

Sureo

Legalese is hard enough to understand without the spelling mistakes and bad grammar.

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Microsoft not good enough for you, eh? 'Next Steve Ballmer' drives to Google

Sureo

So, Mulally is going to be the driverless car's chief tester?

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InMage now InMicrosoft: Redmond slurps disaster recovery hardware biz

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Recovery Hardware

Microsoft sees a disaster on the horizon and wants to be ready?

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Deja-vu alert: Russian hackers target US, Euro energy giants

Sureo

Perhaps the posts should link back to the previous article too.

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Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

Sureo

So, for a fraction of the homeland security budget they can get rid of tornadoes? Sounds like a win-win.

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BlackBerry's Passport will be the WEIRDEST mobe of 2014

Sureo

Re: Interesting.

"...tough to fit in a pocket..."

Doesn't anyone make clothes with larger pockets for today's gadgets? If not there's an opportunity waiting.

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Bitcoin ransomware racket makes bank

Sureo

I find it hard to imagine having thousands of important files on my computer and no backup. It simply boggles the mind. But then, smart enough to have backup is smart enough to avoid scamware.

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Google reaches into own silicon brain to slash electricity bill

Sureo

Why don't they do something useful with their spare cycles like distributed computing (BOINC)? That's what I do on my computers at home.

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PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD

Sureo

Re: Whatever next? Direct Fibre Channel connections?

Ah but then they wouldn't be able to sell you new hardware every year.

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Facebook wants to LISTEN IN on the songs and vids playing in YOUR living room

Sureo

Tinfoil hat time

Tape over your microphone as well as your camera lens.

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Hackers lay claim to exploit that defeats iPhone anti-theft tools

Sureo

Re: It would appear

Actually that's easy .... have a secret password that you have to enter every 10 minutes, or kaboom!

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US authorities name five Chinese military hackers wanted for espionage

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Horses Gone...

Why don't those companies hire security specialists before they are hacked? At least put a lock on the front door.

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