* Posts by Zygote

14 posts • joined 17 Nov 2008

Kim Dotcom to hit the big screen

Zygote
Alien

Re: Kiwi Kim Dotcom

Don't think he took citizenship.

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Lithuania rules beer brewing 'vitally essential' to life

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Thumb Down

Whoever doubted that...

...Corporations are our true masters, doubt no more.

Democracy under capitalism is a waste of time. Our leaders are not the pollies, but their masters: the corporations.

And the pollies do as they are told, as we see here, even if it results in the most ridiculous of decisions.

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Man charged in nude celebrity hacking case

Zygote
Gimp

121 Years...?...

... Oh America, you so crazy...

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London public transport tap-cash plans will be 'entirely safe'

Zygote
Mushroom

"100 per cent safe"

Sounds like famous last words, to me.

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Stars Wars icons join Queen Elizabeth on Pacific Island coin

Zygote

That's all well and good, but...

... will they be legal tender on Yavin's fourth moon?

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Shetland 'Topiary' suspect extended in custody for 3 days

Zygote
Holmes

He's now been officially charged,

according to the BBC website

"Jake Davis, 18, was charged with unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a distributed denial of service attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency's website.

He faces five charges and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, police said."

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Wolfram Alpha - a new kind of Fail

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Thumb Up

Love it

I found out the height of Mount Everest in CUBITS yesterday.

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'Della': Dell's very special site for women

Zygote
Joke

@ bws

No.

Get back in the kitchen!

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El Reg nails rooftop 60-ft todger outrage mansion

Zygote
Paris Hilton

COCK

Kinda beautifys the area I think.

MORE cocks on roofs please.

Paris - because something this size would still rattle around inside her.

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Penguin-free Linux 2.6.29 kernel released

Zygote
Linux

What the hell...

... is that picture in the article?

Since when does a Tasmanian Devil have a BEAK?

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Microsoft eyes metered-PC boondoggle

Zygote
Gates Horns

WTF?

It's a bit early for Aprils Fools Jokes, isn't it?

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BNP races to get membership list off the net

Zygote
Black Helicopters

Its out there for good...

Cemented in Wiki Leaks, all over the torrent sites in various guises (text, excel etc).

Will be very interesting to see how this pans out.

[QUOTE]Well, just had a look at the list and noticed at least one specific address that doesn't exist. The road isn't in the town specified, the post code is wrong for the town and the phone number prefix doesn't match either the town listed, or the incorrect post code...

Looks to me like the whole thing is a fake...[ENDQUOTE]

And to the chap above who stated that the thing is a fake, lemme guess, you screwed up the sorting on the spreadsheet, right? ;-)

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PC virus forces three London hospitals into computer shutdown

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IT Angle

What a disgrace

This worm is so old and so well known anyone with their eyes open could have seen it squeezing its way down the Hospitals' CAT5 cables.

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Still sending naked email? Get your protection here

Zygote

No title require - just a few thoughts ;-)

I am in two minds regarding email encryption. I sometimes think of email in the same way that I do of the telephone. When I make a call, I know that my call is not encrypted and that anyone with the proper authority or equipment can listen in. But I still use the phone every day. Why? Because I know that just about any conversation that I have on the phone will be of little interest to anyone.

Same with my emails - routine, day to day emails that I send contain precious little that would be of interest to anyone, other than the recipients.

But, as we all know, times they are a changing. From what has been happening in the UK and elsewhere it is evident that your daily mundane, inconsequential emails are almost as likely to be read and stored as those emails being sent from the middle east to the UK, complete with references to explosives, weapons etc ;-)

So, what to do? AC's initial point about drawing attention to oneself is valid and doesnt require expanding upon. I like the idea of the dead letter drop. :) It has a certain romanticism about it, that we dont get in sending encrypted emails. Or perhaps and Ipaq-rock, like the one busted in Moscow ;)

Still...

I used to work on the crypto side of things years ago for the army. I find the subject fascinating. I read the very short 7 page description hhere and within 10 mins was up and running. Now, all I have to do is 1. find a reason for using encryption in my emails and 2. find a friend who uses encryption.

Email encryption - its a double edge sword for the ordinary user.

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