* Posts by Winkypop

3215 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or ransomware?

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Re: Sits nervously....

We don't talk to Ned's side of the family....

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Sits nervously....

Awaits call from family, friends who have self appointed me their Help Desk....

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James Woods demands $10m from Twitter troll for 'coke addict' claim

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Devil

It's OK

I've never heard of him either.

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Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

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So, Win7

Is now the new Win XP.

Hold and watch.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Devil

So

It's going well then...

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Google sneaks out new clip-on Glass techno-specs for sad Glassholes

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Coat

Google Glass. A failure!

They couldn't see that coming?

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

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Devil

"GM takes matters that affect our customers' safety and security very seriously."

But not quiiiiite that seriously to do a good job the first time around.

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Turnbull's transformers plan business access to YOUR GOV ID DATA

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FAIL

In other news...

China announced today the creation of a new team of online specialists: "Your Gov is my Gov"

A spokesman for the Australian Minister for Communications said: "We are not sure what this Chinese team will do, we think it has something to do with counting unicorns."

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Megaphone

Time to get tough and send Donald Trump over to Russia!

One way.

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

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Windows

Obviously

It's fly tippers!

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Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

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Alien

Privatising the search for extraterrestrial life

1. Send copyrighted works to the far edges of the universe

2. Wait

3. This could take a while

4. Let the rights holders detect any copyright infringement *

5. Set the copyright lawyers onto the alien scum!

* How? Generally, they make the evidence up.

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Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

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Re: If I was inclined to do this

I wonder what the course record is.

Especially the back 9.

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Happy

May I poop through?

  • Male
  • Athletic
  • Bicycle rider
  • Possibly an electrician
  • Possibly an insomniac
  • Hates golf

Maybe ask a stool pigeon?

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Sydney adopts 'world's first' e-ink parking signs

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Devil

Put an arm on it

Then they could call them: Parking Pokies

You takes ya chances...

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

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Stop

This "Get Windows 10" widget...

Can it be turned off any harder?

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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I only had one HR policy when I went freelance

No ties.

That was 10 years ago

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SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

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Why are astronauts so smart?

They always wear space suits...

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Australia to tax ALL international online purchases

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FAIL

It's not Joe's fault!

Numbers is hard!

I thought he was ignorant and clueless before, but my goodness...

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ROBOT SEEDS to be scattered into upper atmosphere of JUPITER: NASA scheme

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Two problems: One solution

1. Probes need to stay aloft

2. Politicians

Insert one or more (2) inside each (1)

Hot air will do the rest.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Devil

Sign me up

Do they have a mini-break deal?

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Facebook fails to block NY DA's fat warrants for profiles of suspected September 11 fraudsters

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Devil

Facebook

I've heard of that.

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PEAK PLUTO: Stunning mountain ridge snapped by New Horizons craft

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However

No celestial teapot.

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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Mushroom

There's only one Jeep

Left...

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Dough! Dominos didn't register dominos.pizza – and now it's pizz'd off

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Their decision making and planning...

...appear as good as their product.

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Dead device walking: Apple iPod Touch 6th generation

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Hurumphhh

I still want the 160G iPod Classic back!

Bastards!

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Scammers going after iOS as fake crash reports hit UK

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Mushroom

Hanging's too good for them

Con artists have been around forever, but these cold callers can be very convincing (and forceful).

When in doubt, always remember they called you and you don't have to provide anything.

I no longer accept cold calls, even from from legitimate* businesses I have dealings with.

* AFAIK

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Spamquake subsides: less than half of email is now processed pork

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Meh

"according to security firm Symantec."

Maybe this is just marketing by media release.

I'm not knocking the article, but Symantec seem to have been seeding the media with similar stories recently. (as most companies do)

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Australia to run first robo-car trials in sleepy Adelaide

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Great idea

South Australia + Self drive cars = Safer winery tours!

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Neil Armstrong's MOON spacesuit: One small donation from you - one giant leap for Mankind

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Happy

Possibly mankind's most important piece of clothing?

From possibly our most significant achievement.

What's half a mill?

A day's use of Air-force One?

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Your poster guide: A fascinating glimpse into North Korea's 'internet'

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Hmmm

The Copyright notice is optimistic.

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

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Combine TV detector vans and Google street view cars with wifi slurpring kit

That's gotta be more efficient.

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Russian billionaire: GET me the ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

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Alien

Intelligent alien life?

I'd settle for some simple bacteria growing in a thermal vent on Io.

Of course, we'd have to go to them. They're unlikely to have the phone on.

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Microsoft sets end date on Windows 10 support. Hey, wait, WHAT?

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Sorry

I misread the headline as the Win 10 launch date.

My bad.

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Ideal solar system for SECOND EARTH found – and it's just 186 light-years away

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Happy

186 light years

If we set off right now, and avoid the M25...

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The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defence act

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Barriers down

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Great article, most enjoyable.

My first visit to London was 1982.

I remember I just had to go and see the [new] barrier, then the usual tourist spots.

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Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

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Mushroom

Sounds like a job for:

MYTHBUSTERS!

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Behold: Pluto's huge ICE MOUNTAINS ... and signs of cryovolcanoes?

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Re: Wow [Stoneshop]

Yes this ^^^

Maybe I worded it poorly.

Everything has whizzed about or landed in my lifetime, bar one.

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Wow

Most of the solar systems planets, moons and the like have been passed by or landed on in my lifetime.

All bar one:

Craft - Venera 1 (Венера-1)

Target - Venus

Passed by - 19 May 1961

Contact with Venera 1 was lost 7 days after launch. It was the first spacecraft to fly by Venus, or indeed any planet.

[wikipedia]

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Europe a step closer to keeping records on all passengers flying in and out of the Continent

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Joke

Handy if arrested

No more filling out meal preferences in jail.

You do get to chose, don't you?

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Algal Bacon

What's it taste like?

Chicken.

Seriously, yes, I'm all for it.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 new-build downloads ahead of launch

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Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

No, no.....No, 'e's stunned!

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Practice makes perfect: NBN fibre deployments accelerate

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Chewy on ya boot Malcolm

You stuffed it for everyone else.

Bah!

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Brandis' metadata retention recipe doesn't prohibit USB drives stored in a garden shed

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Metadata on Renewable Energy and the ABC (TV)

This is to be stored in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'

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Pluto revealed as KING of the Kuiper belt

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Alien

It was a planet when I went to school

So, in my mind it shall always be thus!

I'm happy in my own ignorance.

: )

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Download Festival face scan: You’re right to be annoyed, said UK surveillance commish

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Big Brother

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better. - George Orwell, 1984

etc...

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Forget lasers: how about sharks with frikkin' VOLCANOES?

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Wow, rare sharks

I wonder what they taste like?

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Sorry, say boffins, the LHC still hasn't sucked us into a black hole

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Bravo

I for one welcome our theoretical, microscopic, dimension-hopping overlords!

* should they exist.

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NSA snooped on German chancellors for DECADES: Wikileaks

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FAIL

Ich bin ein Berliner

Trust me...

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Ginormous HIDDEN BLACK HOLES flood the universe – boffins

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obscured by clouds you say?

Great idea.

Where's my iPod?

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Meh

Wow, Win10 eh?

Win7 is looking really good.

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