* Posts by Winkypop

3092 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Massive TalkTalk data breach STILL causing customer scam tsunami

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ID me, ID you!

A call centre drone for an actual company you use, rings you up out of the blue. (Marketing)

They then proceed to ask YOU to identify yourself.

????

I'm sure they can hear me laughing as I hang up.

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

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Galactic Homeopathy

There's nothing in it.

Boom Boom!

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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PC had bugs

Now it's got slugs!

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Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI's StingRay phone snoop gizmo

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This made me laugh

"a third suspect who took a plea bargain is now seeking to change her guilty plea."

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Mt Gox LEAKED Bitcoin for years before heist, says WizSec

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While we are on the musical tropes

As Max Merritt & The Meteors sang:

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Baby, I've been watching you

Watching everything you do

And I just can't help feeling

Someone else is stealing

You away from me

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I see it written in your eyes

And you confirm it with your lies

Though the whip you weave can hold me

I would rather that you told me

Where you want to be

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Oooh! slipping away from me

Oooh! slipping away from me

And it's breaking me in two

Watching you slipping away

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KABOOM! Billionaire fingers dud valve in ROCKET WIBBLE PRANG BLAST

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Trollface

Call in Scott and Alan Tracy!

TBs 1 and 3 never had this problem.

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Go for a spin on Record Store Day: Lifting the lid on vinyl, CD and tape

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Pirate

This ^

If you can digitise your own LP legally, is downloading it from someone else illegal?

Assuming you own the same album.

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NASA probe sent to faraway planet finds DWARF world instead: Pics

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Joke

They don't build 'em like they used to.

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Boffin

Science +1

Scientists +1

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Comet 67P found to be COMPLETELY UNATTRACTIVE

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Bounce or no bounce

It's still amazing that humans landed a semi-autonomous device on a moving comet.

All the science after that is a bonus.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Strange when you think about it

If someone fired a weapon near a built-up area where I live, it would rain cops AND feature on the evening news.

In America, it's just another day, with maybe a trip to the La-Z-Boy shop and a band-aid for the MIL.

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NO, Joe Hockey, a 'Netflix tax' wouldn't raise 'billions'

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FAIL

Old Joe "Eleventy" Hockey

As far as Federal Treasurers go, old Eleventy is a train-wreck looking for a section of track to fall off.

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Cisco loses logo lawsuit against WiFi inventor boffinhaus

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Devil

The CSIRO are a trusted organisation in Australia

The other mob are just some foreign company who make stuff.

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Tasmania wants more backbone

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Unhappy

Cables?

I always thought the Internet arrived in Perth via camel train.

Maybe it just seems that way.

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Dallas Buyers Club doubles down on Oz Torrenters

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Very Possibly Not

Nice article Richard.

In the interests of further, open and free, public discourse...

Keen to evade data retention? Here's how to choose a VPN - Crikey

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Netflix fail proves copper NBN leaves Australia utterly 4Ked

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FAIL

Dear Malcolm and Tony

"Eventually, Australia will disappear from the map of Nations That Matter, as the nation stares at a spinning animation, waiting for a future that never finishes loading."

Luddites!

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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The NSA are a bunch of dicks

You know, detectives...

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Feds ponder jamming journo comms in Australian Parliament

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Go

No phone access in Parliament for journos

It's the 1950's again!

Install a single public phone box outside Parliament House and the journo who is fastest can lodge their story first.

While we are at it, make them all wear hats with a PRESS card in the rim.

I'm off to the pub before the 6 o'clock swill deadline!

Six o'clock swill

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Fake Pirate Bay site pushes banking Trojan to WordPress users

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Stop

Flash

Just say no.

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Boris Johnson backs trade union campaign to ungag civil servants

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Facepalm

"the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity and probity"

So a two tier system then, one for civil servants, another for politicians.

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Power, internet access knackered in London after exploding kit burps fire into capital's streets

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I told you, I told you all

The Internet is the devil's work!!!!

See; flames from below!!!

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UK's National Museum of Computing celebrates 10 glorious years

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Well worth a long detour...

I went well out of my way to see TMoC on a recent UK driving holiday.

I dragged the wife along as well, mind, she had no choice.

Great stuff, friendly people, could have chatted all day long.

I enjoyed it too.

: )

I am now the proud owner of a Colossus coffee mug!

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Feds cuffed for allegedly PILFERING Silk Road drug souk's Bitcoins

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Unhappy

Will there be a jury trial?

I'd hate to try and follow all that as a Juror.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Religious bigots

See title.

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David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head

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FAIL

Oh the G20

That's right, I remember that hideous waste of money.

Just one of many screw ups by stunt-boy Abbott.

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Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail

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Devil

Watch the post

He might try to mail himself out next time.

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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

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WTF?

Screening potential taxi drivers is one thing

What about when screened airline pilots go rogue?

: (

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Metadata laws pass so it's time to STOP READING LISTICLES

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But

Stay away from Tasmanian dentists websites.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/09/australia_firewall_delay/

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Metadata retention to cost AU$3.98 a year per customer

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Don't mind the quality - feel the width

Data retention: Just the latest security theatre scare. Perfect grist for the mill. The gullible public will be suitably impressed as they read about it in their shitty Murdoch tabloids.

But wait....just think of the dozens of terror acts that this will help prevent!!

About the same as before: 0

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Marathon race ace FOUND ON MARS – NASA boffins overjoyed

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Achievement unlocked!

Well done to all involved.

Science is awesome.

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Metadata retention is no worse than STALKING: Turnbull

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Give them time

Once introduced, and to justify the privacy invasion and cost, the Government will hold a series of flag-wavy briefings on a whole load on unspecified 'terrorist' intercepts and near-misses!

Oh, and this too:

Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddie!

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Hilton member accounts info, trip dates open to plunder

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Paris Hilton

Hilton has honor?

Who knew?

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Internet Explorer LIVES ON, cackle sneaky Microsoft engineers

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Headmaster

Re: Less is more, not

Yes "fewer" did cross my mind.

I think I've been here too long.

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WTF?

Less is more, not

Just last night the good wife needed to do some online training.

Her company website said: "To log in use Internet Explorer 9 or less"

Needless to say, but I will anyway, she couldn't proceed as IE 11 was "unsupported".

I later got her access via Firefox 36x. This seemed to work OK despite a warning to use FF 2x !

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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Re: What an ass clown Snowden is

At least he's brave enough to identify himself.

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Netflix tells Australian ISPs how to tap its fat video pipes

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Great

Now all I need is half-decent bandwidth.

NBN = No Bloody Netflix

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Malcolm Turnbull proposes taxing Google and Facebook ads

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The big guys always win

Surely they will find an easy way around such puffery.

Malcolm looking for loose change to help Hockey's budget disaster. -->

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ALIEN LIFE drenched in HOT FLUID on Jupiter's Ganymede – is that so?

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An ocean supporting life - although only in its most basic form

A bit like Blackpool then?

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NSW premier pitches 'digital licence' as election stunt

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Big Brother

Relax

What could possibly go wrong?

"Sorry Officer, me batteries gorn flat"

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Chief Scientist slams handcuffing research funds to uni reforms

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Flame

I thought they were just incompetent

Now I know the LNP are actually malicious.

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MPs 'alarmed' by millions of mugshots on Brit cops' databases

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They take us all for mugs

This will reflect negatively on those calling the shots.

Such abuse will not go away in a flash.

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Telstra to let customers access their own metadata for AU$25

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But....

...will Telstra provide data on the data request for your metadata?

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Choc Factory splatters 51 bugs, Mozilla bumps cert checker

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Give "cloudfuzzer" a job

Still, $19K is a start.

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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Afordable, probably not yet.

But give it a while and bingo!

Want.

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

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FAIL

Chris Pyne

Proof that higher education doesn't stick with some people...

Moron.

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Alert

Don't tell Steven Spielberg

He might want to make another Indiana Jones movie.

We don't want another stinker like: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Big Brother

You're only as 'un-guilty' as the Government wants you to be

Yous pays your money

Yous takes your chances...

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Optus joins iiNet with free-to-download Netflix offer for Australians

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Unhappy

OK

Now if only we had a decent broadband strategy and network...

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office already missing deadlines

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Where are we Mike?

Fucked if I know Mal!

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NASA upgrades Rosetta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

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I for one...

Bow down to the giant space-magpie, our new over lord!

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