* Posts by cornz 1

1453 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Shame.

Looked a good idea and product. I'm always up for a new toy to add to the DSLR..

In the meantime:

http://www.cameraaxe.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

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Atomic keyring's eerie blue glow lights SPB lab

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No Green???

Technical reason???

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

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Simple this,

Rip the disk, tons of software now to decrypt em.

Stopped using Power DVD ages ago, when it became bloatware and bloatware with the insidious "moovie" live thing...

Piece of software that should be buried alongside Atari 2600 ET carts!

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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Re: Another classic case

I do hate word mincers.

What you WANTED to say was this:

"At AC. His life, whilst no more meaningful to you then anyone elses, WAS meaningful to me.

So, please, Do Fuck Off. I'm sorry you are such an empty vessel that there is no room for anyone else in there...

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Re: Wasn't he at one point the face of OS/2?

He was the face of "Time Computers" back in the mid 2000's.

Properly nice bloke...

Will Be Missed...

LLAP man who influenced my life to look at things logically.....

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For any of you unaware

Star Trek the Animated Series is well worth a look.

Its old but has all the charm of the original.

And, Star Trek Resurected, a fan based show and its bloody good.

Grant Imaharo out of MythBusters plays Sulu...

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A bit watery?

Mine were flooded....

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Get yourself connected: GrovePi+ Starter Kit

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Re: When I were a Lad

I had (and still have) an EX150 Gakken Denshi Kit with modern upgrades.

Small plastic blocks to connect together to make all manner of things...

Still dig it out to this day for an odd play....

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Redmond boffins build coffins for exploit kits

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Re: This:

"It's feasible to build a space elevator. It doesn't mean we've got one, or that it'll be cheap or easy or likely to get one."

Absolutely ridiculous comparison. We don't have space elevators because of physical and monetary constraints. We don't have the tech or materials to build one. We DO have computer code that can change itself to avoid detection and that's been around for 30 years and will only get better as the VX'ers improve their anti detection routines.

We can now expect to see nearly all malware use polymorphism, in fact I will bet that an underground cybercrime forum starts to offer one (a kit to morph code) for sale.

The reason modern malware is complex is because it has to be complex as computers and their languages are more complex, that's all... It doesn't matter whether its written in fortran, algol, assembler, java or bloody Sinclair BASIC... Look at ASLR, defeated within weeks and now an unnecessary complication. Yes it took some clever workaround programming but it was done. Stalemate again....

Don't get me wrong, I'm not slagging MS, I love my Windows OS but it still seems that this is a little too late....It will provide 6 months respite while the cybercrims up the ante....

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This:

"Kizzle will fizzle if exploit kits become polymorphic and change its unpacked forms, a feat that other research indicates is feasible."

Feasible?? Polymorphic routines have been used in viruses since the eighties!!!

So, at a stroke, their tool has been rendered useless even before it's been used....

Cyber crooks 1: MS 0

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Tweak comms laws or Facebook 'n' Twitter folk will be treated like CRIMINALS

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Nanny State...

WHY is the solution to people who receive these thinly veiled "insults" or whom take "offence" at the slightest drop of a hat, a law protecting them from a perceived "threat".

Most of the twats doing the "bullying" are pathetic keyboard warriors. Remove their internet access or give them a dumb phone. Or, shock, perhaps the parents could step in and, you know, discipline their errant offspring.

When I was at school, I was bullied. By bullied I meant physically assaulted. regularly, That went on for 3 years until I socked the bastard whilst in a fire drill queue. Not called names, that's something I have put up with most of my life. Didn't bother me then, doesn't bother me now!

Most of the twats receiving the comments are weak, sensitive types who wouldn't last 5 minutes outside their little bubbles.

Hers a proposition, if you don't like what somebody has typed, aimed directly you or not, then DONT FUCKING READ IT, or DELETE the offender from your "friends?!?" list, or CHANGE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, or, TURN YOUR FUCKING COMPUTER OFF.

Getting sick of the nannyment sticking its nose in **every** aspect of our lives and legislating against it...

** this commentard accepts that there are exceptions but inventing laws up to stop some one being insulted is a retrograde step.

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HOLY SEA SNAILS! Their TEETH are strong enough to build a plane

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Re: Back to nature

@ Dave 126

Or torrented! ;-)

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iBank: RBS, NatWest first UK banks to allow Apple Touch ID logins

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Disaster

waiting to happen...

Lets see how the banks respond to the first "fingerprint fraud" case.

"I see, so you have had money stolen from your account? But its fingerprint protected, ONLY you can access your money, so YOU must have taken it out. You do know fingerprints are unique don't you? Go away please ".

*popcorn time....

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Re: Oh well

No, but the kid with a hole in his face might HAVE been.

TFTFY FFS.

-1 for the inability to speak your native language. There are protozoa who know the difference between "have" and "of".

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Re: No Death Penalty.

No, because shooting someone in the face isnt cruel or unusual at all.

The best thing we can do is firstly, lock *it up for life, neuter it (just in case!) then explain that being told to "toss the salad" does not mean it has a cushy job in the kitchen.

Little scuzz bucket whom is not fit to breath the same air as the rest of us in civilised society.

*no apologies for de-humanising it. It wasn't human to start with. It is a feral animal. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Samsung's spying smart TVs don't encrypt voice recordings sent over the internet – new claim

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Tech News:

Electronics company Samsung have warned that smart TVs forced to listen to your constant stream of trite, facile yap are now showing signs of severe depression.

The company has caused controversy after it was revealed that their internet-connected SmartTV’s could record user’s personal conversations and send them to third parties.

Now Samsung claims that having to listen to the banal, drawn-out bollocks you constantly spout is making the TV’s clinically depressed.

“Having to listen to customers insipid waffle has caused many TVs to become lethargic and show genuine signs of anxiety and sadness every time you walk into the room and start prattling on about every boring aspect of your humdrum life,” said a spokesman from Samsung.

“We urge customers to say more interesting things or just be quiet – in some extreme cases the TV’s have chosen to explode rather than face another minute of listening to your endless stream of vapid drivel.”

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Chinese food safety officials drank so much during working lunch that one of them DIED

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Re: And when you are drinking distilled rice alcohol, the results could be deadly.

Yeah, I suspected rational answers would have been thin on the ground...

Oh well, happy Halloween and all the best for 1973.

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Re: And when you are drinking distilled rice alcohol, the results could be deadly.

Somebody care to explain the down votes???

Ideally one of the guilty??

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And when you are drinking distilled rice alcohol, the results could be deadly.

No less or more dangerous than vodka, or whisky, or brandy or any other distilled alcohol.

He died of alcohol poisoning, nothing to do with rice wine.

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Game of Moans: Sky coughs to BORKED set top box BALLS-UP

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So, for the last 4 or 5 months

Sky have failed to fulfil their contract:

Are the affected due some financial recourse???

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Amazon's delivery drones SHOT DOWN by new FAA rules

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Least of their worries

As soon as one of these came crashing down and hit someone, the potential lawyer-storm would quickly put this idea to the grave.

The numbers of "fly aways" reported by users is alarming. Now some of these are explained away by poor piloting, but a lot of em aint.

I have no doubt the technology in these isnt "consumer" level but that isn't going to make it physics proof...

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Violin-fiddling boffins learn that 'F-HOLES' are secret to Stradivarius' SUPERIOR sound

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Boffin

Pointless fact:

His name was Stradivari, it was fashionable then to Latinise your name with an "s". Hence, Stradivarius. Christopher Columbu(s) did the same!

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

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Re: @Kunari 60% Power

You are in your kitchen and worried about an EMP???

Christ, what are you cooking!!

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Let freedom RING! Americans can now legally liberate phones from axis of network evil

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Now, how about this in the UK??

As above....

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Lashed Saudi blogger Raif: Prince Charles has word with new king

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Sadly

as one of our (if not biggest) Arms customers, the best we can hope for is that the rest of his punishment isnt publicised.

Although i do have to agree with Jake, they are mostly barbaric bastards who we should have no dealings with at all....

Instead of buying their oil, we should invest in nuclear power.

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'Kickass' Somali pirates get their asses kicked by Japanese ass-kickers

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Virgin Media

has lifted its block to TPB.se lately..

Dunno why but it has...

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Pirate Bay data now tugged by IP-address-tracking current

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Oddly, VM

has removed the block on TPB.se

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This:

"There are currently numerous fake uploads for the unreleased, unleaked, appalling Jupiter Ascending for example"

TFTFY

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Data retention: It seems BORING ... until your TV SPIES ON YOU

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Have i missed something?

A fridge, for example, its unlikely you will have an ethernet point in the kitchen, so it must connect wirelessly, therefore, it must be configured to connect. If i choose not to configure it, then it cant connect can it?

Or is it like these unwanted smart meters using MESH to connect.

Time to get the wavebubble out again!

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Sonos revamps Wi-Fi speaker app, admits: 'We made things worse'

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Re: UK Pricing

"US pricing doesn't even include sales tax."

As of January 1st, 2014, 5 states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon) do not levy a sales tax, while California has the highest state tax rate at 7.5%

Whereas the UK its 20%

"Feel free to buy one, add shipping cost, add import duty to that total price and then add 20% VAT to that total - plus a likely handling charge from the carrier."

Why, does no other country pay shipping or handling charges. The tax question has been answered.

"UK retailers have to pay UK building costs, cover it with UK insurance, fill it with UK staff, pay UK National Insurance and wages for those staff who want to live in UK housing. They then have to advertise their business at UK rates and ship their product using UK carrier charges."

Replace the UK with any country, they have to pay it. Or their demographic equivalents.

I do get tired of correcting people who don't do the tiniest bit of research into their ill thought out rebuttals.

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$250 = £163

280 CAD = $225

€250 = £187

UK shoppers being robbed again.

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

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When you're as big as Anthem, you don't get excuses.

Nor security audited it would appear....

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The tinfoil hatter in me

wonders if the NSA et-al had anything to do with this.

The amount of data gleaned from this is priceless!!!!

*probably not but hey, stranger things have happened....

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This smells

like a class action lawsuit in the making...

10s of millions!! The UK population is only in the "tens of millions".

Oh this is going to be enormous fun.

Popcorn time!!!!!

*reg, we need this updated on a regular basis please... There's bound to be some of the richest excuses we have ever heard about this one!!!!!

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This:

"Anthem Blue Cross was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack"

Which translates to "we were fucking lazy and complacent with the data we were entrusted to safeguard" "We had basic passwords and allowed anyone to rifle through our database"

Whenever a huge corp is hacked, its always a "sophisticated" attack....

Bollocks....

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Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive

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Nothing new here

Corsair do the padlock.

However, cautionary note, the corsair padlocks seem to fail at an alarming rate and once failed, you can say goodbye to your data unless, of course, its backed up. On another "as secure" device...

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Sage Pay anti-POODLE upgrade REDUCED security - briefly

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Re: Hmm, having worked with sage/pay

Agreed but as stated in the original article, the chances of it being exploited were infinitesimally small whilst patching the older systems. I'm not advocating what they did, merely that it was an exercise in damage limitation.

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Hmm, having worked with sage/pay

seems they were stuck between a rock and a hard place as updating sage systems can be a right PITA.

Seems they did the right thing to me as it was unlikely the exploit would have been exploited in the time taken to rectify this.

Personally, good call on Sage to maintain their customers ability to use said service...

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Bluetooth-enabled miracle washing orbs? Are you kidding?

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Re: Funny...

With the "magic balls" providing a bit more "thumping action" as seen on a flat rock at a river near you in the old days.

Sounds like a 70's porn shoot...

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Re: Is this needed?

@ Sir Barry.

You need the upgrade to WIFE 2.0

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'Revenge p0rn' kingpin Kevin Bollaert faces 20 years in jail

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Most of the pirate bay

founders are / have been jailed!!!!!

So the file sharing site admins seem to have taken much harsher punishment than any film sharing site I can think of...

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Living with a Renault Twizy: Pah! Bring out the HOVERCRAFT

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given renaults

propensity for shoddy electrics, an all electric car seems a bit of a mis-nomer.

perhaps an "electric car, sometimes and a garden ornament most of the time" is more suitable.

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Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

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Another Day

Another quack with a portfolio to fill.

Seriously, shall i binge watch breaking bad, or blacklist in my nice warm ho(vel)use or shall i go out, be cold, as lonely and as depressed..

I'd love to tell all these folks to fuck off and leave my life alone. Its my fucking life, not yours and i will spend it doing WTF i want without interference from some busy body nobody TYVM.

Now then, where's my Prozac.

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Can't afford a BMW or Roller? Just HACK its doors open!

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Re: Lunacy

Spot on, like the issue with the furnace last month being hacked remotely, the question is very simple, "WHY are we connecting things up for the sake of it".

If the insurance was pushed up a staggering amount for cars like this, that can be stolen *easily* by someone with a £50 OBDII bit of kit, people would stop buying them as the premiums would be so high. It may make the manufactures think about having the sort of pointless technology implemented in the first place.

In other news, sales of "disclock" mechanical and frankly, bloody good, steering locks go through the roof...

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Alibaba's magic cave empties as it misses revenue target

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Re: It aint just fakes.

And what reason do I have to lie?

The IC in question was out of a Pure DAB radio. I cant remember the exact number but it was basically the entire thing on one ic the size of my little finger nail....

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It aint just fakes.

Mate plugged a 9v adapter into his 5v dab radio. Result, one popped IC.

So a quick google revealed I could buy ANY number of this chip, provided that any number was a min of 10 and a max of 100,000.

So I mailed the sellers who were selling 10's to see if I could negotiate a buy 1 deal for a modest price.

Overwhelmingly the answer was NO, NIET, NIEN.

So now my mate has a landfill radio for the sake of a chip that costs less than £1. Hell, I would have paid $20 shipping as it meant I could have repaired his radio for much less than the price of a new one and would have saved some landfill space.

THAT’S my beef with ali-baba, no use selling everything in the world if you won’t sell it to people like me who need a one off.... Not like I wasn’t willing to pay massively overpriced shipping....

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: Paste the twats

Hardly a fair comparison. An inabilty to read is not a causal factor here. This cretins guilt is unquestionable. The comparison you make is unfortunate but unrelated.

When the courts fail, in some cases, there is a moral case to be made for vigilantism..

http://www.dailydot.com/crime/man-throws-chair-at-judge/

Court fail!!!!!

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Paste the twats

mug shot / details on EVERY idiotbook, twatter page on the fucking planet.

Some vigilante will do the rest....

Seeing as the courts cant!!!!!

Then, educate people that sending nude pics of yourself to ANYONE is a stupid idea....

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: John Lilburne @auburnman The new man

Down vote for the piss poor and frankly, illiterate use of "of" instead of "have".

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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'

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Re: Didn't have to look

None, was calling his Mother..

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