* Posts by Camilla Smythe

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Bees bring down US stealth fighter

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Trump Would Disagree..

Good thing they decided to recolate the bees. We sorely need them to keep up biodiversity and to prevent food prices from skyrocketing.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads

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I do occasionaly visit Face Book.

No account but other people occasionally link to drivel they have hosted there, usually Politicians. Can someone explain to me what the fascination is because I see little to no merit in what is being presented or the way it is being presented. At a personal level, assuming it is sooo good, I do not understand why someone has not already ripped it off and hosted it on Amazon.

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League of lawsuits: Game developer sues cheat-toting website

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IDDQD.. #IPBill

If you leave, or put in place, 'back doors'... Someone will find and make use of them.

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How do you securely exchange encrypted-decrypted-recrypted data? Ask Microsoft

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Re: Fuck Off!!1!!

Better???

Erm.. not really. All I see is some concept whereby Microsoft thinks it can keep its 'Walled Garden' safe from the prying eyes of others who own similar 'Walled Gardens' whilst being able to peer into 'their' 'Walled Garden' in a manner that will allow them to sell me SOCKS I have already bought without supposedly knowing I was the purchaser. Beyond the guff I spy no difference.

In respect of Windows 10 I think my box may have been constructed..

# dmidecode 2.12

SMBIOS 2.5 present.

40 structures occupying 1133 bytes.

Table at 0x000F0000.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes

BIOS Information

Vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD

Version: PBSANFMB.0800

Release Date: 07/06/2007

Strange to say I looked that up on Google as the first hit and did not have to trog through to page 18 in order to discover another page asking me to install "Windows Best Bios Version Finder" cruftware...

Sometime after 2007 and came with Vista installed but that got scrubbed for various flavours of Linux, which I also randomly scream at. I suppose I just shout from the outside out of concern for those who are not Reg Readers who are quite happy in their blissful ignorance. GT85..

Plus, Microsoft might decide to add a Microsoft eXtra Like button to as many websites that they can and...

.gov likes to store all of your 'personal data' on azure so given Microsoft is developing their algyorythms to hervist your dita wivout knewing abbot yu then that is all kool. <- Appli ROT13

"Hi. Having used our algorithms to look through the .gov data we hold about you we do not know who you are but it looks like you need a truss for that hernia and some new FUCKING SOCKS."

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Fuck Off!!1!!

Such secure data exchange open to door to all sorts of applications including the ability to train algorithms, perform market research, conduct auctions and enable new business opportunities.

I HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT SOME FUCKING SOCKS SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ALGORITHMICALLY ADVERTISE THEM TO ME AGAIN IN ORDER TO IMPROVE MY BROWSING EXPERIENCE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW LONG SOCKS LAST ME OR ARE YOU GOING TO ALGORITHMICALLY DETERMINE THAT. STOP TRYING TO FUCK WITH MY SOCK PURCHASING PROCESS.. THERE ARE CERTAIN DECISIONS I CAN MAKE FOR MYSELF WITHOUT TWATS SUCH AS YOURSELF TRYING TO MAKE A CENT FROM ME SHITTING IN A LEFT ONE BECAUSE THE TOILET WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND NOT MENTIONING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FUCK, YOU COULD NOT EVEN ALGORITHMICALLY SELL ME WASHING POWDER FOR MY FUCKING SOCKS. WHAT THE FUCK DO I CARE IF YOU OR SOME OTHER TWAT TRIES TO ALGORITHMICALLY SELL ME SOME SOCKS I ALREADY HAVE?

TWATS... THAT IS ALL.

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Head of UK oversight body to join GCHQ 'tech help desk'*

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Do Not Call Me Surely.

Last time I felt the need to prod IOCCO Ms Cavan, after a bit of provoking for a response, informed me that I had to provide evidence of the interception of *my* communications and the harm it had done to *myself*. So basically IOCCO was and, having seen something recent, still stands as a bastion of the plethora of the UKs regulatory Chocolate Teapots.

Seems like she has gone off to be advised by others at GCHQ how to pour warm Tea, presumably with milk added to it at the brewing stage. Perhaps she has demonstrated that she is a 'safe pair of hands' who will 'rock the boat' according to instructions. Welcome to 'The Mathmos' Jo, at least Jane Fonda had more sense and went on to blow up 'The Orgasmotron'

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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"We Voted Leave..."

"Now hurry up and sort it out!!1!!"

"Hang on.. you created the problem so it is not my problem."

"Fucking is. Where are my curved Bananas in bunches of more than three!!1!!"

"In the shops?"

"And my £350 million a week for the NHS!!1!!"

"Did not exist in the first place."

"Fucking Did Toooooo."

"OK, you try and find it.. everyone else has run away."

"Look Cunt!!1!! I voted for free beer and curried Richmond Sausage Sandwich every night."

"Did you expect an extra shag with that?"

"Damn Right. Plus extra helpings of Good British Spotted Dick and Custard."

"Was it in the manifesto?"

"No!!1!! but all the other stuff was so what's the difference?"

"Did anyone you voted for ever deliver on their manifesto?"

"Stop Fucking with my head. Are you a Foreigner?"

"I guess the stuff you want was not there and the stuff you voted for was not there either."

"No. But.. I voted for it so now you have to do it!!1!!"

"Why?"

"Because we live in a Democracy and it is your fucking problem!!1!!"

"Perhaps you mean I get to suffer as a result of your stupidity?"

"Err Yeh. That!!1!! So Fucking sort it."

"Sorry. Can't help you."

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NASA test foiled by rocket shaking power cord loose from camera

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FAIL

Stereo?

Aside from that SNAFU, the new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera did a grand job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfcwT4Fcy8

All I get is silence. Did the audio cable drop out at the start or did they forget the Slim Line Salad Dressing?

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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Uhm...

Has anyone noticed FaceBook is smeared all over the Interwanks in much the same way that Google is and as such is spawning their cookies into your InterLooker such that even if you are not a 'member' they are still going to try and sell you the socks you bought last week.

You can also find them, and the usual suspects, including doubleclick on the nhs.uk, page that deals with your itchy knob problem that might be Gonorrhoea but you did not wish to ask 'The Partner' so you went to a 'Trusted Source' who you thought would not share it with 'others'...

'Hippocratic Oath' and such stuff...

http://urlquery.net/domain_graph.php?id=1470769733369

Ooops. Now DoubleClick, the advertising arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google along with the other Interlocutors.. and there will be more, knows you think you might have a Gonorrhoea problem.

Presumably Mr Zuch (Known for his Zukkhini sized Penis Zucchini), Page, Brin and Pichai will be checking before they decide to 'get wet' with you whilst they sell off all of your data and pocket the profits from "Compare The Knob Cream Dot Com".

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AdBlock Plus blocked in China: 159m forbidden from stripping adverts

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Re: Hah Ha. Fuck off AdBlock Plus.

Either way, that kind of thinking is conceited beyond belief.

Full fat internet filled with pages that take minutes rather than milliseconds to load, or eat through already limited data allowances on mobile phones, etc etc.

Eat my multiplicity of Kardashian's Arse dressed in Latex or go play Sudoku as provided by 'She who also has a big bum".

As a 'non-member' of The IAB I will inform you that 'our' industry is 'worth' bazillions a year so rather than getting on my case you might do better if you buggered off and read The Daily Mail on-line.

In case you missed it 'our' industry is worth fucking bazillions which makes your opinion less than worthless.

In perspective.. Everyone else is so totally into X-Factor so basically you lose the end game.

Now... about those socks you bought last week?

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2016/07/28/this-hilarious-skit-shows-exactly-whats-wrong-with-ads-on-the-web/

Good luck switching off the twat in your browser to view that one. Silly me you read El Reg so you are so fucking clever including condoms. Yo!!!!!! Check out your next door neighbour!!11??!!11 who can wipe their own arse as long as they are wiping their own arse and it does not involve anything teknilogicil.

Oh yeah.... and Net Neutrality is so fucking passé..... plus other stuff.

Nice Try. You lose. Game Over.

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Hah Ha. Fuck off AdBlock Plus.

Everyone needs to get used to the 'full fat' interwank and we do not need twats like you fucking about with things. Now kindly dry up and blow away.

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Windows 10 still free, even the Anniversary Update, if you're crass

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Re: Twisting in the wind

Because 11 is one louder than 10?

Urrm No. Because Windows 11 will come with a Spinal Tap. HTH

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Re: All of which begs the question:

Abusing the blue Badge scheme means that you are depriving someone with a legitimate need of a good that's in limited supply. Not something that applies to WinX.

Thanks. Most succinct but it would seem you have not thought my Dilemma through. I'll go for the downvotes...

Would you wish Windows 10 on a cripple?

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All of which begs the question:

All of which begs the question: is it acceptable to take advantage of an offer Microsoft's made to a very deserving group of users? Make us proud, Reg readers.

The question raises a slight Dilemma. The Blue Badge system, free parking for those with disabilities in Right Pondia, is regularly abused. Taking advantage of Microsoft's offer...?

For the moment I find myself incapable of describing the conflict that is presently in my head which, for the moment is preventing me from expressing a properly reasoned view of the situation.

Errr... OK, you can have a Blue Badge but only if you own a Trabant. Uhm... We have noticed you have enabled large fonts. May we recommend Bob's Opticians, they have a branch in Bognor Regis just 200 yards up the road from you. Yes you can downgrade to Windows 7 but we are unable to recover or implement Assistive Technologies on your downgraded version and the Upgrade To 10 messages, as scaled according to your last setting of large fonts, will be presented as a 107x106 gif image which you either will not notice or otherwise be incapable of clicking on the right part in order to refuse the Upgrade to 10. Have a Nice Day. Team Microsoft 10.

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Re: Twisting in the wind Be careful what you wish for..

Unfortunately, the entire experience with 10 is ruined by its nagware and insistence on phoning home every more the user makes - I'd happily pay for a version that to could easily customize to remove bloatware and maintain some semblance of privacy.

So overall I'm waiting until Windows goes to 11.

At the moment Only Spinal Tap goes to Eleven. Let's try and keep it like that.

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Dolly the sheep clones have aged well, say scientists

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Re: Good

Top shelves will be superfluous. They are just places for Men to try and hide their wank mags under our collections of soft furnishings.

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Good

Full steam ahead on getting rid of the male of the specieses.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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What he said.

Absolute sacrilege - tea doesn't brew properly once the milk is added.

The fat in the milk clogs the pores in the Teabag if you are using them and/or otherwise coats the leaves so the water cannot act properly upon them. Either you wait for ages or end up with piss weak Tea. Putting milk in brewing Tea is....

"Well. I did almost think that it was time to pay them a visit but they seem to have being doing some terribly stupid stuff recently what with the...."

"My Lord!! We have reports of someone placing milk in brewing tea!"

"ARGGGGGH. Drop the Quarantine Buoy and get us out of here. Maximum Speed."

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Captain Piccard's planet-orbiting solar aircraft in warped drive drama

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Around The World in 21 Days.

What were they faffing about with for the other 488 days?

I'll leave someone else to explain which bit I misread.

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Pokemon GO-ZILLA: Safety fears after monsters appear in Fukushima danger zone

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Hai!

Hai!

You phone is here!

We create next Pokemon here!

Go catch Pokemon!

Hai!

You phone is here!

We create next Pokemon here!

Go catch Pokemon!

Hai!

You phone is here!

We create next Pokemon here!

Go catch Pokemon!

Hai!

You phone is here!

We create next Pokemon here!

Go catch Pokemon!

Hai!

You phone is here!

We create next Pokemon here!

Go catch Pokemon!

Hai!

Lost GPS signal on your phone!

Glug Glug Glug.

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Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door

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Ford, best known..

..for playing CSO Jack Stanfield in the 2006 cyber-thriller Firewall.

Not part of my memory but he still pulls the same faces. Just another one trick horse like Brian Blessed.

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I thought a Firewall was that thing you stuck between sections of Forests... Oh hang on it's that iptables thing you use to stop some script kiddie twat face from connecting to your mail server 20 times every second.

Perhaps Jack Stanfield can sort that one out for me. Can someone implement IPv6 sometime soon. I realise I will be totally identifiable but it will force a rewrite of that 'Yo Scan The Internet in 20 seconds' shite that lives on github.

Oh and whilst I am on the case.

FUCK OFF Umich.Edu, and the rest of the twats. I did not ask you for a 'security/research scan' and you did not offer me any 'results'. Go get your students to practice on your own network.

</rant>

<sarc>

I, for one, will be glad when the IPBill is passed because it will nip all this script kiddy shit in the bud as our Security Forces swing into action and prevent people taking £600 out of my bank account via Western Union for the privilege of having my computer fucked over some more or having to buy more storage for my log files. Go Theresa.

</sarc>

Otherwise I am inclined to agree with Health And Safety at Work... even if it involves pretend movie security experts..... What? You mean the character has been adopted and promoted by GCHQ? Perhaps I'll just go to bed and wake up when this bad dream is all over.

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She wants it. She needs it. Shall I give it to her or keep doing it by myself?

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Ah Yes... Windows .tmp files.

Something like that anyway.

"job: 36890786: logged from user XXXX

Hi my computer has crashed. Help!!"

Pays to visit.

"Hi. Problem?"

"Yes it just stopped working and my Power Point Presentation has been lost."

"Oh. OK. Let's just have a look in here. Hmm sort by date."

"Wow! what are all those ~weird files?"

"Err. Those are the ones that are using up 94% of your hard drive."

"OK. Let's just rename the last one to .ppt and have a looksie."

"Oh great thanks. I would have hated to have lost all that work."

"No Problems. What do you want to do with the other ones?"

"Uhm?"

"Looks like two years worth of crashes."

"All my work!!!?"

"Yup. Do you remember what it might have been."

"Uhm.... No."

del *.*

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Coup-Tube: Turkey blocks social networks amid military takeover

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Re: if you can read this you are probably one of the lucky ones

Last I knew grass roots Turkey was inhabited by credible people. You make it sound like Theresa May is in control whilst Boris Johnson is dealing with foreign policy. Welcome home.

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Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right

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Re: It was my fault.

Uhm... I told them damp string was the pron filter, cough, and they seemed to accept that self regulation was the proper way forward for the industry.

I also dropped in on The Climate Change Committee and cautioned about rising sea levels as a result of all this rain we have been having recently. They were a bit nonplussed until I pointed out that all of that water eventually finds its way back into the sea via those things called rivers.

Anyway. I advised that they raise the Thames Barrier to stop the rain entering the sea and implement a hose pipe ban until it had all evaporated. They seemed much happier after I had provided them with a solution they understood rather than the problems other expert witnesses come up with.

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It was my fault.

I was demonstrating how communications systems worked to The Committee and one of them asked how they could achieve the higher speeds they had been promising without spending any money so I showed them how things got better if you put a bit of tension in the string.

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Forget YouTube – meet ChewTube: Strangers watching millennials eat

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South Korea... Noodles.

I believe the operative word is Ramen and yes Ramyeon, South Korean Ramyeon as opposed to the Japanese or Chinese version which is considered to be rubbish, is very popular as a base for a meal. They even have Ramyeon Restaurants. There was however some concern from the Government that Da Yoof who were doing it at home were getting slightly fat because they were adding too much or too much of the wrong stuff to the base so they published some advisory videos and parody arrived. It's quick, simple, infinitely variable and fits within a five minute video.

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Raspberry Pi 3 tops SBC poll for self-brew hackers and Linux folk

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Meh

Every time I load Jessie on my B2, wheezy no longer available, and upgrade it bash auto-complete disappears...

And do not even try to suggest to me that I should edit some bash resource file in order to get it back.

Idiots.

Presumably I should blame systemD.

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Open letter from EPO staff pleads with country reps to fire president

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Mr Battistelli

Should file and then grant a Patent on his own behaviour then tell the rest of them to 'fuck off' on pain of being 'patent trolled'.

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Holy kittens! YouTube screens go blank

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Way to Go Google...

Does that mean they fucked up the associated CDN, Content Delivery Network, as well? Wankers.

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Cloudian clobbers car drivers with targeted ads

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Pointing and calling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_and_calling

"Hai!! Advert for muschi muschi toy!!"

"Hai!! Advert for muschi muschi toy!!"

"Hai!! Advert for muschi muschi toy!!"

"Hai!! Advert for muschi muschi toy!!"

"Hai!! Advert for muschi muschi toy!!"

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"Hai!!" BANG CRUMP

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US House to vote on whether poor people need mobile phones

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Not Subsidising Mobile Homes!?

Well, that's at least 20% of the US youth hero movie industry fucked.

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Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

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Fucking Researchers..

Reducing fat also means that chocolate has a higher cocoa concentration making it richer and tastier, the researchers said: “We are expecting a new class of healthier and tastier chocolate soon.”

Erm.. nope. They will just introduce some more homogeneously blended sawdust to bring it back down to your previously adjusted expectations.. and then continue to lower those expectations.

Cocoa butter, a vital ingredient of most chocolate, boosts fat levels and is added to give chocolate a smooth velvety texture when it melts in the mouth, so when it’s taken away or substituted, the chocolate becomes gloopy.

It's called Cacao and if you believe the tree huggers then United CACAO, EPIC CHOC, is out to destroy the Peruvian Rain Forests...

http://www.burness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/FINAL-Brief-LSE-Deforestation-Peru-5.4.16.pdf

According to CHOC...

http://www.unitedcacao.com/index.php/en/

Cacao is a rare and dwindling resource so these 'pseudo boffins' have just reduced the share price by at least another 10%. Bastards.

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Cash-strapped English and Welsh cops prepare to centralise all 43 forces' websites

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Uhm.. ICRs anyone.

After an extremely long process the Police ICT Company finally got off the ground last year. It is funded by police forces with the remit of reducing cops' annual IT bill of £1bn.

https://www.dontspyonus.org.uk/blog/2016/03/30/%E2%80%98snoopers%E2%80%99-charter%E2%80%99-could-hit-police-forces-with-%C2%A31-billion-bill/

Presumably the 3,000 Plod will be redeployed making May mandated SQL queries on the collected data from the 'non-centralised data-base' whilst the rest of the force, with no access to IT, will have to stay at home with Nintendo prior to being laid off.

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Apple pollutes data about you to protect your privacy. But it might not be enough

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Re: @ Camilla Smythe @ inmypjs

I do apologise to short people by offering you up as an excuse as to why the point may have gone over the head of @RJ1.

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Re: @ inmypjs

@AC Oh Dear...

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Re: @ inmypjs

With a well presented point(?) like yours I equate your post with worthless.

@Richard Jones 1

Presumably it went over your head because you are a short person. Will you accept that, should I be so inclined, if I were to send an e-mail to you on your, assuming you do have one, gmail account then the contents would be subject to analysis by Google.... bit of a waste of time me setting up and running my own mail server to avoid Google then. Oh silly me, it's ever so convenient for you though and you do not mind giving up a bit of your privacy for that convenience... but stuff everyone else.

Recently I started getting spammed by LinkedIn on behalf of an American Lawyer. Turns out he, as a privacy advocate, had managed to spaff all of his contacts to LinkedIn. FFS. I hope that gaff did not include 'important clients'. Otherwise I suppose LinkedIn is really convenient and such stuff and hey... you do not mind giving up a bit of your privacy for the convenience... but stuff everyone else.

Especially when people feed email from other accounts through gmail so the sender can't tell it will be read by google.

Case in point my MP runs his own website mymp.com and provides a contact e-mail address mymp@mymp.com so being dumb I think it might be fairly useful to use that one to have a moan at him about something...

;; QUESTION SECTION:

:mymp.com. IN MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 10 ASPMX4.GOOGLEMAIL.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 10 ASPMX5.GOOGLEMAIL.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.com.

:mymp.com. 14400 IN MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.com.

Hey... but that's alright. It is just so bloody convenient... and stuff the rest of you.

Now you mention how pristine you are, for yourself, about Google and presumably other cookies. I do not know for certain because I have my mail locked down to avoid it but does Google try to set cookies via e-mail? If so then you again assuming you use gmail may well be spuking their cookies all over your mates computers but that's OK because whilst you are so informed and it's all so convenient.. stuff everyone else.

Of course if your mates are not as dead clev as you.. yeah well, as you know it's all so convenient so stuff them.

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Re: So what happens....

Not necessarily confused but I am prone to making things up. Your example of Safari does seem to exemplify what I may have been blithering on about and the wiki page, way above my head, does hint at something else going on.

I was previously going to go off the deep end and suggest that rather than attempting to 'pollute' the data Apple should just not collect it in the first place but it would seem that they still can and do want to make cash from it by farming it out for analysis by others. No doubt they do the same internally themselves.

Being a bit of a luddite I'm not sure I would trust this 'pollution' concept, as you suggest the implementation is key and it seems, headline example was the Netflix one that others have had misplaced confidence in the past.... It would seem in that case and others things fall over where someone takes two data sets, one less anonymous than the other in order to make a match that identifies a 'real' person... So you pollute the data such that...

So Dave is named in one data-set, not from Apple, and has a number of interests not including thirsty diesel engines but including gardening and other stuff. Dave also appears in Apple's data-set and is also interested in the other stuff but not gardening however Apple slips in an interest in thirsty diesel engines in order to 'pollute' things. However Apple are clever and remove any personal identifying information about Dave. Now we cannot be absolutely certain that unknown Dave is known Dave

The NSA get hold of the data-sets and notice that Dave with no name looks very similar to Dave with a name. The NSA do a chi squared test and are marginally certain that the Dave they know about who is interested gardening but not diesel is the Unnamed Dave offered up by Apple who is interested in diesel but not gardening.

They reason, realising the risk, that Unknown Dave from Apple is likely to be stockpiling diesel for AMFO using his Apple Anonymised account whilst being a bit relaxed elsewhere as named Dave about his apparently benign gardening practices in order to obtain fertiliser again for his AMFO so just to be safe they send in the SWAT team.

Something like that anyway.

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Re: So what happens....

So.... You are into trains and in particular Napier diesel engines. You've even gone and built your own on a static stand much to the chagrin of the Wife who wishes you would do some gardening. Apple decides that you are now into gardening and spend an inordinate amount of time researching fertiliser. Diesel + Fertilizer = AMFO. You are now a terrorist.

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Black Helicopters

So what happens....

When Apple manages to pollute your data in such a way that you end up being identified as a terrorist?

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Tim Peake to return to Earth after six months floating around in space

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Pint

Hmm...

"With reduced gravity in space, bodily fluids have been pushed upwards, increasing the pressure in the brain and causes the astronauts’ faces to swell and their eyesight to blur."

Given our biologicals have spent a bit of time evolving, on a planet that's revolving, under gravitational influence and spend most of our time with our heads at the top then it makes sense that the fluidic systems involved might over time decide to pump stuff in that general direction.

I suppose being in micro-gravity space is half/quarter[?] of the equivalent of standing on your head on earth for a couple of minutes whilst you drink a pint.

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Microsoft's paid $60 per LinkedIn user – and it's a bargain, because we're mugs

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BOLLOCKS!

"If you have ever gone to manufacturer's websites to get data on products before making a considered purchase you have responded to advertising."

I will have made a considered choice based on the *information provided* rather than listening to some tracking 'sun shines out of my arse and your browsing experience is improved' parasitic twat repeatedly shoving their shit in my face in order to earn 10 cents for a click through which they would not get anyway.

Feel free to miss the point.

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Microsoft and LinkedIn: What the CEOs are planning

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Today it Feels Good to be Unemployable and Poor.

Not only do I not have to post a bullshit CV to LinkedIn I also get to run Linux.

Fuckin' Karma.

My sympathies to all of you left in the 'rat race'... I'll just get back to my Roasted Sausage, Bacon and Cheese Mashed Potato Bake. If Lester is interested I'll publish the recipe on FacePlant, assuming he cannot work it out for himself and I have a FacePlant account.

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Government regulation will clip coders' wings, says Bruce Schneier

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Hah! Hah! Hah! #IPBill

Gov, Tom, Dick and Mrs Miggins get to haxxor it anyway.

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Boffins send encrypted quantum messages to spaaaace – and back

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Boffin

I'd just note, probably incorrectly...

That as long as your transmission system remains agnostic to the method of quantum encryption you are using then your connection is secure... Goes for a piss. Uhm, No I don't understand it.

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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May Bangs Others Drums...

Sorry to keep banging the same drum but the Home Secretary has five eighths of four fifths of f*ck all to do with this, she probably didn't even know what was happening beyond some vague hand waving "IT Improvement Scheme" with an attached budget reduction for the laid off staff that was pushed across her desk among all the warrant requests.

So basically you are saying she does not have a fucking clue. Good luck trying to extract an admission.

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Winston Churchill glowers from Blighty's plastic fiver

Camilla Smythe
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Bonza!!

Get rid of those sharp corners, add a bit of RFID, printed semiconductor technology, and we are good to go on Facebook 'Minority Report'.

"Hello Neo. Is that a large bunch of Fivers in your pocket or are you looking to buy me?"

"Ello, Ello, Ello... I was not authorized to look but 'Subject Bob', according to his 'FCRs', Fiver Connection Records, was in the same gardening shop as that suspicious bloke buying fertilizer and used one to load up his car with diesel 10 minutes later..."

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UK Home Sec makes concessions to please Snoopers' Charter opposition

Camilla Smythe
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Re: For some reason I have idly wondered

what would happen if I maintained my own DNS server(s) ?

Rest assured that in order to get the data they want and given the TerroroPaedophiles will be using similar techniques and more to avoid having their 'ICRs' slurped that all ISPs will be installing hardcore DPI kit in their networks and slurping everything for storage and subsequent analysis.

As Mark Hughes from BT suggested.. They, BT, at the time of his spoken evidence, were still in discussion with The Home Office in respect of what might be available in respect of ICRs but the basic message was..

'What do you want? How much do you want? What are you willing to pay?'

He even went on to suggest that 'cost' could be considered to be a measure of 'proportionality'.

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Take that, Mom! Turns out Super Mario Bros was all about solving complex math problems

Camilla Smythe
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Like Riding a Bike

Flappy Bird.... meh!

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