* Posts by Winkypop

3041 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

WANTED: A plan to DESTROY metadata, not just retain it

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Devil

You're all guilty of something!

The Feds just haven't written up the charge sheet yet.

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SIM hack scandal biz Gemalto: Everything's fine ... Security industry: No, it's really not

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FAIL

PR flack Versus IT Security

PR flack for the win.

They always do, regardless of the truth.

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NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor's budget

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Meh

Hmmm,maybe

The LNP would have reacted the same way had the cost come in neutral.

Their formula for "good government" is: Labor = bad, LNP = good.

Nothing more.

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Give us a week to GUT Superfish, begs Lenovo CTO

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Devil

Too late

She cried!

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Greens want better metadata access oversight

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Whatever you may think of The Greens...

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam is pretty much spot-on with the problems surrounding data retention, AKA metadata.

Skip being alert, jump straight to alarmed.

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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And just as well too!

Imagine how many times we would all have been dead-ed by the terrorists had our overlords not treated us like children.

</sarcasm>

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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FAIL

"Superfish wasn't a major contributor to the manufacturer's bottom line"

This begs the question; why do it then?

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Anyone got their phone number?

I have an old HDD that's completely banjexed.

I wonder if they can access the data for me.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Eviction!

Takes on a whole new meaning on Mars.

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Australia's PM says data retention laws think of the children

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Electronic graffiti

If Tony was really interested in stopping child abuse he would start by getting the kids out of the detention camps. Their abuse is actual, it is known and it is documented.

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/national-inquiry-children-immigration-detention-2014

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

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Circle work?

Maybe Curiosity gets bored between mission tasks.

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Chinese food safety officials drank so much during working lunch that one of them DIED

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The booze was probably safer

Chinese imports

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Hackers break the bank to the tune of $300 MEEELLION

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Are they sure it was hackers?

It could have just been a few Bank Execs taking out their annual [cough] performance bonuses.

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Dutch government websites KO'd by 10-hour DDoS

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Joke

I am very disappointed in this story

I expected a lovely big picture of a windmill.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

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FAIL

No beating about the Bush

These people are idiots.

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Governments beg Twitter for more data; network offers birdcage droppings

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Australia made a timid 10 information requests

Probably just Tony Abbott making inquiries about his lost "electronic graffiti" password...

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/tony-abbott-dismisses-social-media-as-electronic-graffiti-again-20150126-12yg26.html

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Unhappy

Guns eh

I wonder how often a gun is illegally or inappropriately fired in the USA every day.

It would make a sombre mash-up as little red pins popping up on an online map.

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World's mega-rich tax dodge exposed: Meet the HSBC IT bloke at the heart of damning leak

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Unhappy

I'm way too poor to avoid tax

It's illegal, for me.

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NBN Co strangles bird: satellite users limited to 20 GB / month

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What's the problem?

Our illustrious, if not mortally wounded, PM says it's mostly just "Electronic graffiti" anyway.

And anyway, people in the country don't use technology, or drive cars, or whatever.

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SWELLING moons of ice dwarf Pluto snapped by NASA spy-probe

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Devil

Yeah, well what to know is....

Why does Goofy wear pants and Pluto doesn't?

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Avoiding data retention will be as easy as eating a burger

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam

Vote [1]

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ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds

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Alien

Come out, come out

Where ever you are...!

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Australia's (current) PM Tony Abbott again calls for metadata trove laws to pass, ASAP

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FAIL

"Australia's current prime minister"

But for how much longer?

Anyway...

If this 'meta data retention' is so critical then why have their own experts admitted that off-shore services will be exempt/excluded?

Those obscure ones, like, you know, gmail, twitter, facebook, etc.

http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/gaping-holes-data-retention-laws-will-only-hurt-australian-businesses-greens

The whole scheme is crap, this is just a weak attempt to (change the headlines and) force labor into agreeing to a bad law that will save the kiddies from the terrorists!

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Telstra: we don't collect the metadata the government wants now

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Terminator

Move along

...these aren't the metadata you're looking for...

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Watchdogs critical of Oz data retention regime

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Big Brother

Data retention quiz

Do you use the Internet?

Yes: Correct

No: Incorrect, we know you do

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Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

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Big Brother

Connected world

Fine.

But I get to set the limits.

For now.

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Devil

Severed fingers on a keyring

Hmmmm, I'll pay with this one today...

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Earth-bound exoplanet hunter's eyes blink open

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Exoplanet exploration excitement

Fascinating stuff.

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Devil

Censor yourself now!

Avoid the rush.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Devil

I've told your before...

Never ring me at the orifice!

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Joke

2020

I see...

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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Devil

Google

Do no evil *

* conditions apply

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Australia's Akamai ranking has nothing to do with the NBN

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String

Send more string!

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

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Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

....

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Broadband isn't broadband unless it's 25Mbps, mulls FCC boss

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WTF?

4Mbps down and 1Mbps up

Wow!

I'd be happy with even that.

But then I live in Australia.

I'm calling you out LNP!

Where's my NBN?

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ALIEN fossils ON MARS: Curiosity snaps evidence of life

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Re: I'm completely open to the truth myself...

Christian apologetics soundly defined in one paragraph.

Good job.

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BAN email footers – they WASTE my INK, wails Ctrl+P MP

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First world problems

So we have created peace in the Middle East, cured cancer, found a way to properly feed the poor, created cheap fusion power and can turn sea water fresh for pennies a gallon.

Next:

Printer ink supplies!

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Unhappy

Chopper bike!!

In my world, circa 1971, simply unobtainable!

One kid at school was lucky enough to win one.

The rest of us nearly died of jealousy.

I still suffer....although not quite as much.

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Prinz microscope - yes!

Ahhhh, the insect population around my place took an unexpected dive after I got one of those.

As for a science kit, all I needed was a 2 cent box of Redheads (matches), bwaahahaaaa!

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Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on

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Happy

It's full of stars!

Amazing.

We are but dust.

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VPN users reckon Netflix is blocking them

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FAIL

Customer wants your product (an acheivement in itself)

Customer is often willing to pay for your product

Customer is deliberately blocked from consuming your product

Customer seeks alternate avenues to your product

Time to wise up boys!

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Apple's 16GB iPhones are a big fat lie, claims iOS 8 storage hog lawsuit

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Yeah, yeah, whatever!

I'm just dark on Apple cancelling the 160G iPod Classic.

160G (or whatever) of space.

Bastards.

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Google unveils Windows 8.1 zero-day vuln – complete with exploit code

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Trollface

It's OK

No one uses Windows 8x anyway

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Norks blame U.S. for TITSUP internet, unleash racist rant against Obama

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Re: Kim Jong Un

NORKS read the Register!

Or maybe even the Great Leader himself!!

Idiot.

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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Pint

Yes please

Will they come with a drinks cabinet?

Every Australian male's dream car: A self-driving Esky*

* Esky is a brand name of a drinks cooler. Also a slang term for an Inuit person.

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

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Alfa Romeo the heartbreaker

Loved my past Alfas, so did the mechanic. (2.0 Alfetta*, 2.5 V6 90, 3.0 V6 Spider)

When something went wrong it was always in multiples of $500 to fix.

The melted wiring loom was the worst.

Italian cars eh!

* favourite

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Woz moves to Oz

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Ah Tassie...

If heaven existed it would be like Tasmania.

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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Mushroom

RE: And will the Venusians complain?

Probably not.

With extreme heat, strong winds + true acid rain, the crash landing of the odd spacecraft would probably make a welcome change.

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UK cops caught using 12 MILLION Brits' mugshots on pic database

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Joke

Plenty of Tea Leaves

Police to run a new dating site.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Mushroom

NATO are involved!

Shit!

[Runs away]

[Preps bunker]

* National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)

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