* Posts by John G Imrie

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

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Knighthoods

In their position I wouldn't let any one in authority near me with a sword.

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Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

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Theresa May ...

Finally disappears in a puff of logic.

Humm, that was easy. I wonder if I can prove that black is white.

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Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

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Re: Should've googled before they named this..?

Did you remember to turn off your personal search preferences?

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

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127.0.0.1

I'm thinking it's not on Universals machines' but on the scanning company that they hired. Universal should be suing them.

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Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment

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You donate money to a known terrorist organization, you get put on the list.

Really, how about all those people in the US who donated to Noraide/IRA

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Did MARS once have OCEANS? Curiosity discovers continental crust

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Re: Seaside rocks?

Something like 'Mars welcomes careful nuclear powered tanks' perhaps.

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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Foxes generaly don't chase people

Unless they have been corned, have young in the vicinity, or Rabies.

I suggest that all four people involved should have Rabies shots immediately.

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WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France

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The list

that the only reason the NSA exists is to spy on evildoers online – terrorists, organized crime, drug dealers, and the like

You missed cheese eating surrender monkeys from that list.

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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Re: Having a single time is a nonsense

We don't have a single time we have multiple times called time zones and these are added, removed and altered at the whim of the local politicians.

If you find that UTC doesn't match your current daylight then change your local time zone.

Don't muck around with UTC

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Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog

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the Health and Social Care Information Centre has been unable to implement those objections.

So the original spec had no plan for opt outs then.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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I was thinking more about The Dukes of Hazard.

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Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

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Re: In the old days...

The blood cells in your shit don't contain any dna. However as you take a dump some cells from your rectum can be left on the sides of the stool and those can be used to trace you.

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

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Does this also ...

Effect BSD and Linux font rendering or is it purely a Micosoft problem?

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SPICEWORKS FAIL: Are we ready for ‘social’ network administration?

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Re: If it's not on your network ...

Where do you store your money, under your pillow?

I store some of it in my pocket, some is in the bank, and some is invested in stocks and shares.

However that's not the point as there are known checks and balances you can put in place to mitigate the losses such as not walking down dark alleyways keeping less money in the bank than the government will cover you if the bank fails and not gambling on the stock market more than you are prepared to loose.

Where do you store your data and who's covering you when the data centre closes.

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Holmes

If it's not on your network ...

Then it's not your data.

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Pew, pew, pew! Sammy shoots out updates to plug mobile keyboard snooping bug

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I think he means subnet.

So both being connected through the same wifi hot spot will do.

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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I need to access my accounts ...

Why?

This is a serious question. What's so important that you need near real time access to all this data? Can't it wait until you get home?

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Joke

Me to ...

All with different links to somewhere in Russia.

For some reasion they keep asking for my master password.

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Confusion reigns as Bundestag malware clean-up staggers on

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Re: Do you know how much this costs

What money? Keeping old backup tapes instead of recycling them? They have a limited lifespan anyway, so you're talking pennies here.

I was thinking more about secure off site backups.

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Do you know how much this costs

And how the bean counters are going to react to all this money being spent on such an unlikely event.

You'll be outsourced faster than it takes the organisation to pay for adequate backup storage these days.

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Apple store staffers probed like 'criminals', lawsuit claims

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Re: Was it Dell, or HP

IIRC. Workers on the production line at Cadbury's where allowed to eat anything they wanted. Most workers stopped after a couple of days.

I wonder if the practice continues now that they are owned by Kraft

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Star Trek's Lt Uhura hospitalised in LA after stroke

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Re: No offence to the lady

and in fact so got depressed and wanted to quit because of this. It was Martin Luther King who persuaded her to say with the series, telling her that she was the only positive black role model on TV at that time.

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Virgin Media wins ELEVENTH patent case against Rovi

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Re: Rovi...

It's nice to see the Vulture Capitalists getting burnt as well.

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Naked cyclists take a hard line on 'aroused' protest participant

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Re: Indeed, where are the police?

And if this is okay, then why do the police keep arresting that poor bloke who is trying to walk around naked, but is spending most of his life in jail?

He's in Scotland now. They have a different law up there.

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Fumbling Feds lose control of seized MegaUpload domains – to saucy vid slingers

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Lost goods

So an innocent man, Dot Com has not yet been tried let alone found guilty, has his goods taken by the Government and put into storage and the Government then fails to renew the fee for storage and the goods are then sold on.

Shouldn't the Government have a duty of care for this?

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Swedish government wins legal case to seize Pirate Bay domains

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Re: The government can take stuff it thinks belongs to you if you've been convicted?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would probably be a good starting point for UK readers

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Re: Hrumph

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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May 3,

May 3, May 3, humm

Was there something going on around there that would have filled up all the newspapers and the TV schedule?

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HTTP/2 is now utterly officially official

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Re: Only took them 18 years for a new version

What, you don't remember HTTP/0.9 and HTTP/1.0 ?

Youngsters today, Eh?

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Polygraph.com owner pleads guilty to helping others beat lie detector

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if you commit a crime using the mail, you are committing mail fraud

But the question is, did he commit a crime?

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. As the party of one nation, we will govern as one nation, and bring our country together.

He then added

What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television... I want *everyone* to *remember*, why they *need* us!

England Prevails.

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Oi, Twitter! Sign this or we won't talk to you, growls EU

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Damit El Reg

You went ahead and reminded them!

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The Government Digital Service: The Happiest Place on Earth

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Bewere of thoes that want to make the world a happy place

For more evil is done in the name of Happiness than any mad Dictator could dream of.

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Hawking hologram comforts One Direction fans with Zayny parallel universe claim

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Re: Conundrum

If there is a Universe in which parallel lines meet, is it then parallel to all other universes?

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Re: Steven Hawkins greatest hit

OOPS. Stupid auto correct + dyslexia = unintentional comedy.

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Steven Hawkins greatest hit

is still running over Dr. Brian Cox whilst sinning the Galaxy Song

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

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Microsoft to offer special Surface 3 for schools

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Micosoft gives

Remember kids, the first one's free.

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

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Re: Yes, but

Doesn't Quantum Physics say it will take all paths, until you look at them.

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

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Song

Don't Download This Song - Weird Al Yankovic's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Download_This_Song

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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Re: Harm..

There is a significant drop between first and second link. Even moving from 9 to 10 gives you a masive reduction in clicks.

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Play store

Not so sure you can un-install, as I've never tried it. I do know that you can add other stores.

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Neurobabble makes nonsense brain 'science' more believable

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Re: Are we participating now ?

It's the Mice. They are still looking for the Ultimate Question.

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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Re: "should" ?

It's not about free

It's about not being able to buy a UK TV licence in and then be able to stream the Boat Race live on my laptop because I happen to be in Belgium that day.

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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There’s little chance of a European YouTube rival getting much backing

That's because without a behemoth like Google behind it any video sharing site is going to be killed by the music and movie businesses.

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Re: I'm stuck in the same boat.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster Party?

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Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

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Re: Podcast introduction

So you use lots of Anglo Saxon rather that that modern Norman rubbish brought over with William the Conqueror

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Re: Perl ftw!

I'm busy writing more Perl to keep bits of the Internet ticking over and I don't work for Booking.com :-)

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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FAIL

So let me get this right

Once this has installed there is a config file that any virus writer can tweak to get the machine to point to their own add slinging server.

I must have got that wrong, surly.

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EU Commish mulls new bloc-wide rule on web content takedowns

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You need a better oppereator.

I walked into one of my operators shops and within five minutes I was walking out again with the adult filter turned off.

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UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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"largely by better use of time in the vehicle, increasing productivity, labour market flexibility and much greater opportunity for trade”.

So now you will be able to work for free for your boss on the way too and from the station as well as on the train :-(

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