* Posts by Winkypop

3441 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

US Congress locks and loads three anti-encryption bullets

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Re: Bureaucrat vs Technician

Agreed.

Worked on a project once.

Very badly managed, wasn't progressing well and was becoming super expensive.

Management solution:

The whole team was taken to see a private showing of Apollo13 at the movies.

Afterwards we were told to make the project 'a successful failure'.

True.

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So

International trade agreements, government communications and armed forces privacy expectations reduced to shits and giggles status.

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Sick and tired of modern Windows? Upgrade to Windows 3.1 today – in your web browser

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Ahhhhh Win 3.1 on a 386DX 40MHz with 8MB Ram

[hour glass]

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Hollywood gives up speculative invoicing attempt in Australia

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Devil

speculative invoicing

Tell 'em they're dreaming...

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How one of the poorest districts in the US pipes Wi-Fi to families – using school buses

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School buses?

I thought the Internet was a series of tubes!

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We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

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If the IoT is anything like Talkie Toaster

Then I'll pass, thanks.

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Bitcoiners are just like everybody else: They use rubbish passwords

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Hmmmm

So "youshallnotpass" is right out then?

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France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

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Vive la France!

Très bon

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Facebook cares about you, yes you, so much it won't give up on India

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Well done India

Give 'em curry!

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Security? We haven't heard of it, says hacker magnet VTech

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Alert

Who manages their legal team?

The mafia?

Don't call the complaint line!

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Submarine cable cut lops Terabits off Australia's data bridge

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Cable cut?

Slow you say.

How will we notice?

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Alibaba security fail: Brute-force bonanza yields 21m logins

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So, we need to know

How many passwords were: OpenSesame ?

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UC Berkeley profs blast secret IT monitoring kit on campus

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FAIL

Be reasonable guys

We all know you would have said NO if we asked....

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Scottish MP calls for drone-busting eagles

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Black Helicopters

The eagle has landed

Where's my drone?

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Assange will 'accept arrest' on Friday if found guilty

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Meh

Don't like his chances

The powers that be don't like to be mocked.

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German Chancellor fires hydrogen plasma with the push of a button

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Who's ya Mutti then?

Up with this kind of thing.

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El Reg nips down to the Hewlett You Inn?

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Well played

Now get out!

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App for homeless says walking on water is the way to reach services

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Smartphones and data plans for the homeless

Next: Recipe books for the starving?

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Get em dirty

Hose em out

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Ban internet anonymity – says US Homeland Security official

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In-groups and the elite

They have always hated the spread of knowledge.

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Map of Tasmania to be shorn of electrical, data links to outside world

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Tasmania's world heritage wirelessness

A great time to go outdoors and explore Tassies magnificent outdoors.

Drop out, disconnect.

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Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic

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Extended Director's Cut Edition

Easter eggs and the "Making of" featurette plus commentary track.

No doubt, soon to be on Torrent as a screener.

Icon --> whited out

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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@ DaveDaveDave

Who are you and what have you done with Eadon?

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Japanese chief TPP negotiator accused of taking $100,000 bribe

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It's only corruption if you get caught....

Otherwise it's just called 'business'

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RSA asks for plaintext Twitter passwords on conference reg page

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They know their audience well

Most of them anyway.

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Someone please rid me of this turbulent Windows 10 Store

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Happy

Ding ding!

Good morning...

I want to buy some cheese....

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Bad luck, Ireland: DDoS attack disrupts isle's National Lottery

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Lottery fecked?

What a balls up!

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Forget infrasound, now it's ultrasound that's making you ill (allegedly)

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Project MKUltra

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Set tin foil hats to 'stun'

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Boffins: There's a ninth planet out there – now we just need to find it

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Plan 9 from outer space!

Cool

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Cat vids return to Pakistan as YouTube turns on censor-matic

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Independent thought: Banned/monitored

Adult consent?: Nah!

It's as if religion was just made up bullshit.

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Twitter goes titsup

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Twatted

The beardy-types and the modern-women will be so upset.

If only they could tell someone.

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Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

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Uninvite me!

Block you!

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Trump for POTUS

That 'B' Ark is looking better and better.

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Australia and America working on global no-state-hacking pact

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Don't be fooled

Malcolm aint no technology guru, despite the media hype.

He's your garden variety 'hollow man' but with better PR.

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Comet halo theory for flickering 'alien megastructure' star fails

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Space unicorns!

C'mon, you can't rule them out just yet!

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PDF redaction is hard, NSW Medical Council finds out - the hard way

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Black squares in a PDF

I love telling authors they haven't redacted their documents properly (or at all).

When you explain the problem it freaks them out.

But then, I'm a bastard like that.

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Boffins baffled by record-smashing supernova that shouldn't exist

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Re: Bah!

Did you drop this? ----->

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"3.8 billion light years away"

So old news then....

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China names the date for dark side moon landing

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Good for them

Up with this kind of thing.

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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It's telemetry dear Watson

No!

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FTC apologizes for leaking attendee details … to privacy conference

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"will work to ensure that this does not occur in the future"

Said: Horse agistment manager and stable owner, Mr G.G. Bolt

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Discworld fans stake claim to element 117

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Optional

I have no opinium in this debate.

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Hacks rebel after bosses secretly install motion sensors under desks

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FAIL

Management no longer manage

They run reports instead.

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Lovelace at 200: Celebrating the High Priestess to Babbage's machines

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Wow, 200 years on

And the sexist attitude is still strong in some.

Man or woman, fair dues should be given.

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ANN-IE-LATION: Microsoft to axe support for older Internet Explorer next week

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I felt a great disturbance in the Farce

....as if millions of PC support-people for relatives and friends suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

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If you want a USB thumb drive wiped, try asking an arts student for help

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Flame

Burn them

With fire

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Obama: What will solve America's gun problem? What could it be? *snaps fingers* Technology!

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The American disease

I fear containment may be the only way forward.

The horse went thattaway ------>

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Curiosity Rover eyes Mars' creeping dunes

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Sand boarding/surfing!

Did Curiosity pack a board?

And some shorts?

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Ruskie rats selling Choose-Your-Own-Adventure love scams

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What?

You mean that Svetlana isn't real?

What about Anastasia?

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Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact

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No holes thanks, we're Dutch!

The Netherlands has a history of stopping-up unwanted holes.

https://youtu.be/STGXpq8JGIg

Work safe!

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