* Posts by The Vociferous Time Waster

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David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?

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He has an MBE

wears it on the wrong side though

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Assange™'s emotional plea for asylum in France rejected

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Re: France...

He would just claim it as a victory. He is best off contained on the Ecuadorean couch.

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Facebook unveils SECRET logo furtle – in a TWEET

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Pepsi

remember when a million bucks bought your this sack of shit?

https://jimedwardsnrx.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/pepsi_gravitational_field.pdf

Bet Facebook paid more. Gimps

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Sun like it hot: Philae comet probe wakes up, phones home again

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Best landing on a comet ever

we sent a probe a decade ago that was able to land on a comet and survive several mishaps and still be able to get in contact with our blue ball a long way away - that is the stuff of my childhood dreams

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VMware unleashes Linux on the (virtual) desktop

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Here it comes

2016 is going to be the year of Linux on the Desktop

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Attack of the IT monuments men: Museum wants your kit

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Re: Museum piece

My mother in law saw her vacuum cleaner in the science museum and promptly insisted on a new one.

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Re: Wow...

Sorry, mate, but CD-ROM virtual tours were 20 years ago.

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Kaspersky says air-gap industrial systems: why not baby monitors, too?

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It is not for the user to do

part of the process of selling to the great uneducated is to dumb down the tech to the level where they can take it out of the box, plug it in and use it - if you don't make it secure for the idiots you shouldn't be selling it to the idiots

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Haha

using science to prove or disprove religion is like using maths to explain cats

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Siri, please save my iPhone from the messages of death

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Wait?

didnt this happen and get patched last year? Is this another string of text or just a hopelessly out of date article?

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Who's the big Swiss bunch that wants to take Sir Jony's lunch? It's... SWATCH!

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Re: Didn't know they still existed

They went out of fashion?

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.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN

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.sucks

.sucks is a good old fashioned shake down.

Pure and simple.

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Unicode wonks are bringing home the BACON, as an emoji

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1F926

1F926 (Facepalm) will get a lot of use in our office.

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

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Oh no!

Now the world will know I am tall, dark, handsome and hung like a lion.

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Microsoft points PowerShell at Penguinistas

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cool

Anything which makes it easier to manage legacy Linux kit is a good thing

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Round Two in Sky vs Skype trademark scrap goes to Murdoch's men

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Damn Lawyers.

I'm off to watch an episode of Suits via Netflix on my Apple TV.

See what I did there?

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ESPN sues Verizon: People picking their own TV channels? NOOoo!

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Quad play

it's hard enough to get broadband without a TV package and two types of phone so picking your channels is a pipe dream

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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So he's white right?

a black man wouldn't have even got the first tasering before being shot in the face with a .38

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Transparency thrust sees Met police buying up to 30,000 bodycams

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How do they manage this?

how do they manage the temptation to turn it off when they are beating up a minority? Also who backs the cards up at the end of the shift? 8 hours of plod is a fair chunk of data to store each day and they should be time stamped and indexed to the officer with full meta data search

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Re: Yeah, it's great but...

Shhhh. Grown ups are talking.

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Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama

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And...

cue channel IT admins with ponytails and an MCSA telling us how they would do it better if only anyone listened

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Labour manifesto: Tech Bacc, not-spot zapping and hi-speed interwebs

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Re:

Yeah but you built it so now we need people who can use it.

Who are also cheap.

I don't need a Sony engineer to program my VCR.

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Self preservation is AWS security's biggest worry, says gros fromage

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Wrong priority

There is no point staying up at night worrying about a problem you didn't cause and you can't do anything about

Make sure your platform is secured in a way that accepts that these vulnerabilities happen and protects the wider infrastructure and your other customers.

If customer A does something dumb and causes a problem to customer A then it's not your problem; if customer A does something dumb and that can impact customer B then I don't want to do business with you because your platform is full of holes

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Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

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Heist

beats doing your heists on GTAV

I heard that locals were warned ahead of time to expect underground drilling noises due to some crossrail work that didn't exist

Given that telecoms and power was out for a wide area it is entirely plausible that it was designed to take out either security systems or remote monitoring of those security systems

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Iridium sat comms module comp goes completely TITSUP

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remember her?

Assisted Stage Up-goer System Generically Issued Rubric LOHAN

https://xkcd.com/1133/ for reference

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we know how it ends

Fully Interactive Recovery Ensures Brilliant And Lovely Landing

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hmmm

Sun Emitting Xray Radiation On Micro Processor Doesn't Alter Yaw

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ha

Altitude

Measurement

And

Near-orbit

Flight,

Revealing

Orbital

Machine

Management

And

Re entry

Suitability

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Flap

Flight,

Landing

And

Party

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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Re: I went to buy charcoal

While that may be the case in the colonies things here under the watchful eye of her Madge are a little stricter

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I went to buy charcoal

I went to buy some charcoal on Amazon. At the bottom of the page it said "People who bought this also bought..." and had listings for potassium nitrate and sulphur.

I have an aquire and keep certificate which means I can buy it ready made and keep up to 15kg. You can make up to 200g for personal and educational use so long as you do not cause any explosion meant to harm or cause damage to property.

My school science teacher used to make black powder during class and it inspired a life long interest in science. Having said that he was put away for 8 years for raping pre teen boys so he was hardly a role model teacher.

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Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account

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Lawsuit

Lawyers must be queueing up to take this one. Probably also publicising it to get enough others for a class action.

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

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Re: How can people log in to El Reg forums if their internet is down, eh?

"Ever heard of browsing using your phone? Wifi?"

Ah, the pseudo techie.

I suppose you think those technologies work through magic and done have wired backhaul over the very same wired infrastrucure.

Go back to your html 'coding', mate.

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Rocket Kittens target defence and IT bods from Europe & Israel

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Almost word for word

do you guys at EL Reg wear out your CTRL, C and V keys quickly?

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Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

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Re: To the miserable git

Ditto

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Re: The two-fridge dig

Yet 'red ed' and all the middle class goons in Labour keep making those same jibes. How many millionaires on the red benches? http://www.spectator.co.uk/spectator-life/spectator-life-life/9022871/socialist-climbing/

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Ark scoops £700m to host ALL UK.gov's data centre needs

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Well

its not one of the usual suspects so perhaps we can be optimistic

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Ifttt

such a glossed over mention of Ifttt.com considering a lot of the kit mentioned works with it. Why have compatibility between all things when you can have a neat orchestration layer to control all those APIs

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Netflix: Look folks, it's net neutrality... HA, fooled you

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Australia

in Australia the cost of bandwidth has been traditionally high because there is only limited capacity into the country. If Netflix want to foot that bill and deliver the content direct into the 'in country' ISP through peering or a local CDN then they don't even need to pay the ISP. The ISP is not paying for the international transit costs so delivering Netflix to their customers is a cost neutral proposition.

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

Still would though

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: "no UK Government ever spends any money west of Bristol"

Plymouth has an airport and direct train to London via Bristol

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Re: "no UK Government ever spends any money west of Bristol"

RNAS Culdrose was in Cornwall last time I checked.

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

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Twitter

this is a bit like slagging off a celeb on Twitter and using their handle in the hope they see it and respond - they usually don't

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We've all done it

At school we got told off so we waited until the playground to say what we should have said back. At work we get hassle from our boss so we go home and tell our partners how we were right all along and in the pub when we get threatened by a big bloke we go put on some bravado to our mates. We all find a friendly and submissive audience when we have been challenged.

This is no different, rather than pointing out why he thinks he is not wrong to the person who thinks he is wrong he just comes here and explains it to a placid audience who doesn't care.

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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A friend across the pond

a friend from across the pond once told me a real man should have a TV the same size as his waist measurement.

He has a 56 inch tv and type 2 diabetes

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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FFS

but can I TALK IN TO MY WRIST like MICHAEL KNIGHT yet? If not it is about as much use to me as a non flying car

Also where is my genetically engineered miniature elephant (the size of a cat) that I asked science to sort out for me ages ago

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Bloody TECH GIANTS... all they do is WASTE investors' MONEY

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Merchants of Venice

you have to explore a lot of sea to find your East Indies

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Microsoft: You want on-prem wares, UK.gov? We'll make you pay

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Something something

something something open source, something something free as in beer

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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Old news

this sort of analysis is used in many large retail organisations to spot fraud - if an employee is doing too many refunds or taking a higher proportion of big ticket purchases then the revenue protection guys get tipped off to investigate

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Oh come on

all this chat about McDonalds when we could be making the ' "something something super fish something" nah you mean "something something super phish something" there I fixed that for you' joke

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