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Harvard kid, 20, emailed uni bomb threat via Tor to avoid final exam, says FBI

Anne-Lise Pasch

Yes, a Harvard kid should know better. The use of PAYG GSM internet access and non-US VPN service, connected to a new-build Linux VM deleted after the task, would've been the way to go. Rookie mistake!

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PlayStation 4 BLUE LIGHT OF DEATH blamed on power cords, TV sets, butterflies in China

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The company said the number of systems affected by the issue represented less than 0.4% of units shipped to date. (Source, BBC.)

1 million units shipped;

40,000 units faulty?!

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Visual Studio 2012

Actually, Microsoft re-added the Visual Studio 2010 Blue Theme in VS2012 Update 2. Just saying.

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Panda-peddlers cuffed for chess gambling gambit

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Devil

Steals game credentials

Linux has no games worth playing other than XPilot. Linux Gaming Fail.

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Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

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Alert

Re: Luxury product

It was this logic that led to the first Goblin War in Harry Potter.

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Re: @M Gale

Good luck reselling your TV license.

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Movie review: Star Trek Into Darkness

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Paris Hilton

Re: I might have thought this was a good review until I got to this bit:

Hey, don't knock the TNG movies. How can you be upset with such greatness as:

1. Beardy Riker flying the enterprise with a Gamesmaster Golden Joystick? (Electroplated Quickshot II)

2. "You precious little life forms! Where are you?" -- Lt. Cmdr. Data, singing.

Bah. Perfection.

Paris. For no obvious reason.

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Inside Adastral: BT's Belgium-sized broadband boffinry base

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FAIL

Re: research my arse

And when 'Uncle' Ben Verwaayen added the clause that every contractor must take a 10% pay cut on every renewal.

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I miss working @Adastral

I used to work on the 'secret' floor in the 'iconic' tower - The one that had the police guard outside and had a special thin-doored lift. (So secret, that every contractor who ever worked for BT FastTrack visited to update the MI5 phone monitoring software.) The restaurants were superb.

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Firefox to spit out third-party cookies

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IT Angle

Re: Why allow third party cookies at all?

Breaks 99% of lesser-known shopping carts if you don't. (e.g. RBS Worldpay gateway, et al) Also, any 3rd party proxying, such as subscription mechanisms that use jsession cookies, such as campus-based logins for journals/libraries, etc.

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Zuck on that! Instagram loses HALF its hipsters in a month

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FAIL

Yes, but if I legally license your 25-50mb file, crop it a little, remove the tags, drop it on a server, then *someone else* can *legally* use it because its now an orphaned work.

That's why this is a bag of fail.

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^ This.

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Anger grows over the death of Aaron Swartz

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Politician's logic

This was a good article right until the final line; "That he ended up hanging from the ceiling in a Brooklyn apartment at the age of 26 is a damming indictment of the system as it stands, and proof of the need for change."

It won't earn me any friends, but the tenuous linkage is just that: tenuous. It falls into the same camp as pushing through UK legislation to monitor all internet usage because, you know, terrorism.

If individuals have harassed an individual to death through abuse of power, then by all means, take action against those individuals. I'll gladly stand on the soapbox beside you and deplore. I just don't see a systemic breakdown of command and control here; I hate people bandying hackneyed cliche and sensationalised rhetoric over something as senselessly tragic as this. You could've just ended the article one sentence earlier.

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Faster-than-disk 1TB USB on sale soon... but if you lose it, you've lost £2k+

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Happy

One reason to buy...

Fits in the car stereo on my ferrarri

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North Korean rocket works, puts something into orbit

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Re: Well done!

"food first, rockets later" For the Chinese, or the NKs?

People need to see that there are things bigger than they are, that man's reach should exceed his grasp, so that you know that there's something damn well worth living for. Whether that's religion, collective achievement, or whatever floats your boat. We all desire something... numinous.

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Revealed: Google's manual for its unseen humans who rate the web

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Re: Devil's Advocate

The linked article (interview with LionBridge user) states:

One thing I think the SEO community is missing is that this program has nothing to do with SEO or rankings. What this program does is help Google refine their algorithm. For example, the Side-by-Side tasks show the results as they are next to the results with the new algorithm change in them. Google doesn’t hire these raters to rate the web; they hire them to rate how they are doing in matching users queries with the best source of information.

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Prosecutor seeks sports-bodies guidance on troll-hunting rulebook

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Re: For trolls, Freedeom of Speech doesn't come into it.

How many countries did you have to fly to before posting that?

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Ebook price-fix trial showdown? Bring it on, say Apple and pals

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Stop

Re: Competitive?

Erm, that's not the case. The Agency model is one where you sell the books at all sorts of prices set by the publisher, and the retailer takes a set percentage cut. As opposed to the one where the Publisher sets a recommended price, and retailers use their clout to buy at whopping discounts of up to 70%. There's nothing about setting all books to be the same price.

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Early 2012 date for UK Kindle Fire debut

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Already bought mine...

Thank you, Bundlebox

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Toads predict earthquakes: Official

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This wouldn't happen if the toads wore graphene hats.

There's nothing graphene can't do.

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Swiss insist file-sharers don't hurt copyright holders

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I think SOPA:

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/mzwia/under_sopa_you_could_get_5_years_for_uploading_a/

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Crack GCHQ's code and become the next James Bond

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And the answer is:

Pr0t3ct!on#cyber_security@12*12.2011+

Which takes you to:

http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/soyoudidit.asp

for a crappy £25k job advert.

Yes, you too can get a low paid job with no prospects as long as you have a 2:1 degree, and skills in shellcode, cryptanalysis, DOS decompilation and javascript VMs.

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Devil

Steganography on the image led to a decription key for shell code in the hex bytes. This (compiled in the pastebins in the previous comment) returns the URL:

http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/15b436de1f9107f3778aad525e5d0b20.js

Which leads to part 2 of the challenge, which is to write a virtual machine compiler to run the next set of bytes to return the 3rd URL.

The Virtual machine is already written in python here:

http://pastebin.com/kMhhEgqm

Which leads to part 3 of the chalenge.

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Already solved

here:

http://pastebin.com/cqzbkw4H

http://pastebin.com/pJmZYbMy

From comments at:

http://volatile-minds.blogspot.com/2011/11/can-you-crack-it-nope-i-tried-though.html

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Bo Peep insures jubs for $1m

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@Will Godfrey

More than a mouthful's a blessing.

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Google offers opt-out from Wi-Fi router location database

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And anyone who can associate that mac address with you can then and forevermore know your geographic location. I can think of many undesirable consequences, especially when I'm trying to get away from an abusive fiance.

Really useful functionality such as leaving your front foor open so the postman can deliver parcels would seem like a good idea right up until someone steals your furniture. That's why we don't do it.

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Here lies /^v.+b$/i

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Error in Stob

Redo from start

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Or

if(!(Permissions.SecurityPermissionFlag .UnmanagedVerity)) Stob.Exit(1);

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Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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WTF?

Excession?

Love the book, would make a terrible movie though. A blob appears, a bunch of spaceships have a conversation. Not really the stuff of cinematic legend. A bit like the Stephen King paradox...

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BT fibre-up-your-exchange poll in 6-way Mugabe style pileup

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Whitchurch ftw

At the firework party in the water meadow, broadband upgrades were the hot topic. So yes, 100% in Whitchurch is realistic.

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Feds probe '100 site' data breach

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Editorial Point?

I'm trying to understand the editorial point. Putting eggs in one basket is bad? Should we just put our details into as many disparate company systems as possible, because that's more... secure? less secure?

Or is it that we should just not trust our trading partners? Do these include Worldpay, Paypal, etc?

I admit, I'm lost.

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'Looking and acting like an employee' didn't make him one

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IR35...

And yet the Inland revenue will wave IR35 at you SO FAST claiming that you really are an employee and please, pay more tax, you bludger.

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Crown Paint probed by ICO for 'possible' online data breach

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Free Access

"You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, upon payment of a fee. Please address any requests to Crown Paints Limited at the contact address set out below."

Well, screwing up is almost a public service then.

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How do you copy 60m files?

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ViceVersa Pro

We copied more files even than this using ViceVersa. Slow enumerating the files, but the copying worked flawlessly.

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Brazilian banker's crypto baffles FBI

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1-2-3-4-5-6

Quick, change the combination on my luggage!

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You can't know it all

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Commuties of Practice?

This entrie article is basically a summation of Social Capital and Communities of Practice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice

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Watch bandit IDed by own mobe snap

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CSI Imaging...

http://img.moronail.net/img/1/0/2010.jpg

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Blokes spend 11 months in shed

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Sometimes...

Women like to hide in the shed from the men.

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Visual Studio 2010 - your chunky new friend dissected

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Thumb Down

Where's the dissection?

This just seems to be a parsing of the marketing digest. i was hoping for some in-depth analysis of the features comparative to VS2008...

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Mandybill: All the Commons drama

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WTF?

Armageddon Clock Started

So, one year until we all go iPredator? (Or route all our surfing through TOR and cripple it...?)

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Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad

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Honest Reviews

Actually, the best honest review I've read of the iPad is on PVPOnline:

http://www.pvponline.com/2010/04/05/ipad-first-impressions/

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ICANN delays decision on pornography domain

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Heart

I'd be happier...

If everyone kept their existing domain names, but adult binary content was forced onto .xxx. That way its the best of both worlds - Mr Purveyor of Erotica can keep his site, but all his image links would point to a .xxx domain. That way we can block Adult images/video without impacting existing sites. Especially helpful for non-adult sites that may want to include adult images on occasion.

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Amazon deletes a 6th of its catalogue in book price barney

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There's a thought people keep bypassing

Academic texts, eg Palgrave Macmillan titles.

Your university textbook costs way more to produce than the latest pulp fiction novel, and has a much smaller target audience. Unless you want the dumbed down text books with a fraction of the content, then what incentives are there to make large academic texts and sell them for a fraction of their former value?

Imagine the £9.99 Biochemistry textbook.

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Microsoft and EU close on browser settlement?

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Stop

A browser either complies with the standards or it doesn't...

Sorry, which Browser is 100% standards compliant?

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Mystery co. sues Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle...

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Headmaster

What's to stop me...

...Prior Art

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Microsoft cops to webcode theft

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Stop

Er?

Microsoft admit the code was copied, pull the code AND the site, apologise - Which part of this is not taking responsibility?

I'm trying to think of whatever code review is sufficient to stop subcontractors copying code and not telling you, and I can't really think of one. Microsoft's actions in light of being informed of the code theft were correct and in-line with expectations of the situation.

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Attack of the Killer Tits

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Heart

Hey!

You can find Great Tits anywhere! *

* If you look.

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Sony's Windows 7 virtualization switch-off (partly) reversed

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Yay Mikey

Glad it helped!

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Heart

Or...

You can run the patch on this page and alter your BIOS to enable VT on any VAIO.

http://feature-enable.blogspot.com/

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