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44 posts • joined 20 Aug 2008

British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

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The UK Whatsits?

Exactly who cares in the rest of the world?

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Remember when Google+ outed everyone by their real names? Now Google's sorry

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Junk

What's Google+? Oh yeah, that service that made searches with '+keyword +keyword' useless. I always thought it was really nice of them to drop that feature because they offered something with a + in it. Not.

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London commuter hell will soon include 'one card to rule them all'

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Oh dear...

"The scheme was inspired by similar projects on the continent, such as a card in the Netherlands which allows travellers to pay for trains, hire bikes and even book electric vehicles."

Pray they don't make the same mistakes. And keep on top of whatever the companies involved are trying to do. While the Dutch 'OV-chipkaart' is a good idea in theory, the way it's been implemented is an example of how NOT to do things.

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Microsoft challenges US gov over attempts to search overseas data

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This is why american companies can never be trusted.

And no Microsoft publicity stunt (which is what this is) is ever going to change that. If those companies really meant it, they would have ignored this type of abuse of power from the start - or at least told the proper authorities (i.e. the ones in the country the data was stored in) about it. Instead they have always just complied with it and would have continued to do so if it hadn't been for the likes of Snowden.

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Get cracking on STARTTLS says Facebook

Frank Zuiderduin

Oh hush. Dyslexic writers need their jobs too.

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The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong

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Finally catching up?

Right. A single tld instead of those co or org additions. Like (most of) the rest of the world. Why the fuss?

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US judge: Our digital search warrants apply ANYWHERE

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Re: Conflicting Laws

As far as I am aware this already applies to most countries. Interesting? Not really. End of story for american companies trying to be used abroad? Probably not, though it should be, as the u.s. of assholes has now publicly declared it cannot be trusted.

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Apple says iOS, OS X is immune to Heartbleed SSL bug

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That last sentence...

Haven't laughed so much in years.

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Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott

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What about the JS?

OkStupid still uses JavaScript, so they're a bunch of hypocrites anyway.

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Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month

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Re: So what are the alternatives that people recommend?

Using a hostname in your own domain would definitely be an option if your parents' IP address doesn't change regularly (my 'dynamic' address stays the same for months on end). Alternative providers I've used in the past are ChangeIP(.com), No-IP(.com) or Yi(.org).

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Zombie Nortel grabs Cisco by the neck, again

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Re: Mostly prior art

Much too kind. These guys should be extensively tortured and shot.

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Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE

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This again?

This was news in 2011. The kernel.org hack was part of it. They made a fuss about it then. Elsewhere it is stated they identified most of those servers three years ago. Why wait this long?

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French novel falls foul of Apple's breast inspectors

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What do they expect?

Americans are hyprocritical moronic prudes. The whole world knows that. Are they really surprised about this? There have been hundreds of similar examples.

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

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Did I miss something?

It's not the 1st of April yet, is it?

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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Exit microsoft's products

Suggesting Slackware may be a bit much, but I see no reason why the people *I* help couldn't switch to a Debian based Linux distro like SolydXK.

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Cupertino copied processor pipelining claims Wisconsin U

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Branch prediction has been in ARM chips since forever (late 1980s or at least early 1990s). Prior art. Patent should never have been granted.

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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A politician who knows what the public thinks

I haven't laughed so much in years.

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Almost everyone read the Verizon v FCC net neutrality verdict WRONG

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Tl;dr

Not relevant to anyone outsite the country of companies that can never be trusted again anyway.

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Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies

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So don't use Google directly, but go through a search proxy site like startpage.com. I doubt the piggybacking survives that.

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Anonymous threatens cyberwar with Anonymous

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Anonymous? An organisation? Get real!

The remark about an organisation attacking itself makes me wonder if ElReg has a clue about Anonymous after all. I mean, calling it an organisation...

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Child protection group's creep-catcher passes Turing Test

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You've got to be kidding...

Looking at that Youtube video I cannot believe anyone could possibly think that's a real girl. The CGI is good, but still easily recognisable.

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It's official: Steelie Neelie is a triple-triple-TRIPLE win digital woman

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You brits really aren't very good with other languages, are you?

She's Dutch. Her name is pronounced Naylie.

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

Frank Zuiderduin

That's 400,000 customers, not 40,000.

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BBC releases MYSTERY RIDDLE poster for Doctor Who anniversary episode

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Snowden is great news for hybrid cloud says VMware

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Those guys are either complete idiots or they think we are.

ALL american companies can go **** themselves, whether they're offering cloud in their own shitty country or in the rest of the world. Remember people, even if they are doing the latter, as long as they have a presence in the US of Assholes they'll screw you over as soon as their government goons wants them to. And they won't let you know they're doing it either.

Americans cannot be trusted. Period.

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Philips' smart lights left in the dark by dumb security

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Why are you to dumb to spell the name properly in the title?

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Obama appoints intelligence boss to run 'independent' review of NSA

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Makes you wonder why that lying basterd even bothers. Does he really think anyone is going to believe anything that asshead comes up with? Boggles the mind.

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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...who don't know one end of a CAT5 from the other.

Because the difference between both ends of a CAT5 is...?

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Snowden: 'Hey, Assange, any more room on Ecuador's sofa?'

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Yes, having unprotected sex is a criminal offence anywhere in the world, not just Sweden.... Oh, wait...

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Kim Dotcom victim of 'largest data MASSACRE in history'

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Don't believe EVERYTHING this guy says...

Sorry, but in this case I think he's lying. He must have realised he screwed up after Leaseweb's people contacted his people about the servers and never got an answer, so he's never going to admit it's his own fault.

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We want to put a KILL SWITCH into your PHONE, say Feds

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Bad idea

Why? Kill switches can be used for other purposes than disabling *stolen* phones. Do you trust your government?

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Reg readers tumesce as they get their tongues round 'podule'

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Not really virtual, is it? I mean, it's hardware.

I used to have one for my Risc PC, but it was a second processor card, not a podule. And anything more recent than Windows 98 would run far too slow to be useable.

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Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming

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Coat

More like global cooling...

There *IS* no global warming. Take a look outside. It hasn't been this cold this time of year in decades.

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ARM servers: From li'l Acorns big data center disruptions grow

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Acorns...

I wonder if anyone gets the Acorn reference in the title. It's an awful long time ago that ARM stood for Acorn RISC Machines...

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RISC OS comes to Raspberry Pi

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Programming?

Setting up an internet connection is considered programming now? Wow. Talking about clueless morons only able to click links...

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Punters hate copyright, says Steelie Neelie

Frank Zuiderduin

Learn your languages

Steelie Neelie doesn't rhyme, morons. Her name is pronounced Naylee.

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Aussie net censorship turning Chinese

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Open your eyes

Indeed, you don't see the threat. Pretty soon, you may not (be able to) see anything that can be regarded as a threat to whatever the Australian Inquisition deems appropriate.

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Symantec Y2.01K bug still stymies customers

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String compare

Rediculous. How can any string compare function see 2010 as earlier than 2009?

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Cartoon smut law to make life sucky for Olympic organisers

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Complete and utter morons

Child porn involves children. Drawings, whether they're realistic or not, can never be child porn. Anyone claiming otherwise is a complete idiot.

Another reason why I'm glad I don't live in the UK. The laws over there are becoming more and more bizarre.

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UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files

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Disgusting little country

That's what Britain seems to have become. Glad I don't live there.

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Autodesk goes after eBay seller - again

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License condtions can be voided by law

"Autodesk is likely to argue that it can license its own products on any basis it chooses."

That's debatable. Any condition in that license that's against the law -like not allowing people to make backup copies- would certainly be null and void in this country.

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Baby swing vid man cut loose

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Disgusting country

To think I once considered emigrating to Australia...

It's an utterly disgusting country with bloody a**holes running the government and law enforcement. Look at the crazy internet related decisions that have been made recently. God, I'm glad I stayed in Europe.

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Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

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Daft

"we did advise one of our partner Hotlines abroad and our law enforcement partner agency of our assessment"

And they are probably still rolling around on the floor laughing.

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Gag order lifted for students who hacked subway card

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It could take five months to fix the vulnerabilities

So? The problems with the Mifare card have been known since March.

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