* Posts by Kane

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

Kane

A dead, blind person with a dead guide dog could have seen this coming

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Pint

Re: Hope they win.@raving angry loony

Yes, and then it was stored in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'.

Beer icon, because there isn't any Tea.

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The internet is less free than last year. Thanks a bunch, Snowden

Kane

Re: pepetideo clickbait at it's worse

"A consistently loss-making newspaper with a declining readership"

Isn't that most newspapers and print media though? I thought that teh intarwebs was rapidly eroding the readership and pound value of newspapers?

I'm sure I read that online somewhere...

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Kane
Black Helicopters

Re: ECHELON

"They already have had the ability to snoop on electronic communications for ages."

I seem to remember many years ago (ok, it was only the late 90's) that Mark Thomas covered something about this with his little Hot Air Balloon Over Menwith Hill stunt. Whilst he was in the balloon, he pulled out his mobile phone and rang his mum and started saying (not entirely) random words along the lines of "bomb" and suchlike. At which point his mum asked if he was high. Which he sort of was at the time (hot air balloon, remember?)

The general thrust of the piece was the listening post that the NSA had built slap-bang in the middle of Menwith Hill, without any real public knowledge or oversight, how the facility could tap into 100,000 live phone conversations at the drop of a hat (my memory is a bit tarnished about the figures here...), but the one thing they had forgotten to do was apply to the local council for building permission, which meant that there was a tiny little legal loophole and the airspace directly above the listening post was effectively open (no flight restrictions). So he flew right through it. And made his MI5 file all the larger because of it.

I seem to remember at the time thinking "how can they get away with this; surely this can't be right, let alone legal?". Then the Snowden leaks came along, and the Menwith Hill episode was the first image that floated to the top of my memory. And I was proven wrong on both of those last counts, as there seems to be no moral or legal argument that can be used to stop this sort of behaviour.

Sorry, got to go, incoming choppers and all that...

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LIFE, JIM? Comet probot lander found 'ORGANICS' on far-off iceball

Kane

Re: Secret mode?

↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

Kane
Headmaster

Re: Weeell... sort of

I, too, worry that it will end up with aforementioned MP instructing their minion to open MS Word, type "Hello World" and then using File -> Save as -> HTML and thinking that's all there is to this interweb lark. If you're lucky, they may use the Insert picture from file option...

There, FTFY!

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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FAIL

@Anon who didn't read the article...

You Sir, are what I like to call a Fotho. Fuckwit of the Highest Order.

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Ha ha, fooled you! Shares tumble over G4S fake website profit warning

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Re: https @ returnmyjedi

slowclap.gif

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NHS: Go digital or you won't get paid, warns Kelsey

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Joke

"We certainly don't think its not a challenge."

So...it's a challenge then? Challenge Accepted!

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Most convincing PHISHING pages hoodwink nearly half of you – Google

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Re: Do they check if the data is legitimate?

"Do you think I count as a statistic?"

Only as an outlier, friend.

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Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface West Yorkshire egg-chasers' site

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Joke

Re: Next on 24: Nothing to do at the office

...and set the threat level to Purple Alert!

Are you sure? That does mean changing the bulb...

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

Kane
Trollface

QANGO isn't spelled QUANGO, it's an acronym for "Quasi Autonomous Non Government Organisation".

QUasi Autonomous Non Government Organisation

See how flexible the english language can be?

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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Happy

Re: @i like crisps - I don't think there's anything to worry about..

"no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks"

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Joke

Re: I don't think there's anything to worry about..

i mean, the AI on Red Dwarf was harmless enough

Yes, with an IQ of 12,000, or the equivalent of 6,000 P.E. teachers.

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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Megaphone

Peanuts, Man!

Peanuts!!!

</endPedant>

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Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express

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Re: Shades of the King

Blaine is a pain, and that is the truth.

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'Utter killjoy Reg hacks have NEVER BEEN LAID', writes a fan

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Happy

Re: Give That Man A Cookie

So many people taking so little, so seriously.

That should actually be the tagline to the whole of the intarwebs.

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New Snowden leak: US and Brit spooks 'tap into German telco networks to map end devices'

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Black Helicopters

Re: Technical Limitations

Why bother inserting the beacon, when they can be persuaded to carry it around themselves as the latest new shiny?

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Thought that last dinosaur was BIG? This one's bloody ENORMOUS

Kane
Stop

Re: Be glad you didn't live millions of years ago

."Boffins have just confirmed that Tyrannosaurs hunted in groups."

[citation required]

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3D scanning made easy: Reg man ponders terrifying Xmas pressie

Kane

Copyright/Trademark

Just waiting for the first copyright/trademark case against someone who used a photo of their boss/spouse/family member/celebrity/delete where applicable to be launched.

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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

Kane

Re: 3 minute orgasm

Think of the arm ache.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

Kane

Re: Long passwords are easy

"Unfortunately a lot of sites insist on relatively short passwords."

Additionally a lot of sites also insist on the mixed use of upper/lower case and numbers.

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Alienware injects EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

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Boffin

Re: I like it...

He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

Kane
Joke

Re: Lizards/Dinosaurs x Human sex not illegal

"Presumably our lawmakers being somewhat reptilian themselves ..."

You are David Icke and I claim my £10 gift voucher.

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Kane
Happy

Re: so annoying@Valeyard

"i'm really offended by the casual portrayal of racism toward my planet :("

What, Gallifrey?

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Kane

Re: Not "extra-terrestrial"

Don't be ashamed, embrace it, love it and express it.

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Re: Sock gnomes

Dammit to Hell!

glingleglingleglingle...

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

Kane

Re: Not just Oz.. happening in the UK aswell

"I think that one calls for a hoover to remove it though."

Nope, the correct procedure in this situation is a vinyl album cover of Dark Side of the Moon, a large mixing bowl, and a clear run from the bottom of the back garden.

Then you can never live in the house again.

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Upvote for the drop bears, those buggers hurt!

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UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco

Kane
Black Helicopters

Re: Are there ANY success stories? @ mdava

"Can anyone point out a major government IT project in the last decade that has been a success?"

How about any of the GCHQ surveillance programs?

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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Joke

Re: Is it wrong to Torrent Murdoch content?@Anonymous Cow heard

Depends on what value you attribute to "worth". Or what value you attribute to "content".

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Revealed ... GCHQ's incredible hacking tool to sweep net for vulnerabilities: Nmap

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Black Helicopters

Re: Misdirection @ Fibbles

"If you scan everyone then your actual target becomes obfuscated"

Unless everyone is your target?

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Joke

Re: So basiclly, @ Mark 85

And all those exclamation marks, you notice? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.

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Gov.uk's broadband boast: Superfast fibre piped to 1 million Brits

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Alert

Re: Superfast?

"I love this canned press release statements that tell us how wonderful our political overlords are."

Expect much more in the coming months, election time and all that...

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Twitter: Hey. Remember us? Hello, yes. Govts want to spy on us too!

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Re: Is watching Twitter taking your eye off the ball ?@ Anon

"I know the average incompetent terrorist, or criminal is - almost by definition - not the sharpest tool in the box"

There, FTFY.

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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Re: All these posts, and no one has hinted at the real agenda ..

Lemme guess, slightly less than 1 and slightly more than -1?

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CAPTCHA challenges you to copy pointillist painter Seurat's classic

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Coat

Re: The next obvious steps in captcha town@Sandtitz

All Your Works Are Belong To Us?

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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Big Brother

Re: Thats going to be one pretty big database file @ Mr_Pitiful

"So how do you store everyones metadata?"

Google/Facebook already do to some extent don't they? Wasn't that the point of part of this bill? To ensure that companies are forced to hold the data for more than the statutory 12 months?

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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@Mahatma Coat

See Also

Tickle Cock Bridge

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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WTF?

Re: If only @ James Boag

wut?

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

Kane
Trollface

>hide themselves

>Anonymous Coward

iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg

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Freeze, Glasshole! Stop spying on me at the ATM

Kane
Trollface

Re: SOP is as follows...

Probably about ~99% effective

So you admit then that it hasn't worked at least once?

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

Kane
Happy

Stick your finger in the loop of my tag!

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

Kane
Trollface

Re: YO @ I ain't Spartacus

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

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Coat

Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?

"It is a valid point, although I have to say 6 million to pay someone to watch a front door does seem rather bad value for money."

Not if your name is G4S.

Mine's the one with the ankle bracelet in the pocket.

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

Kane
Black Helicopters

Re: Maybe...@ Super Tim

Here's the great thing I like about the powers that be; In some instances (NSA/GCHQ etc) they seem to be pretty on the ball as far as teh intarwebs is concerned. They have the ability and/or tech to hoover up as much information about the rest of the world as they want. Then you have total numpties like this guy, who make such hilariously inaccurate comments as he did, that they come across as looking completely inept.

I'm sure those in the know (again, NSA/GCHQ etc), are absolutely loving comments like this made by highly paid public figures, for various reasons. Not least being that it helps to justify their activities to some degree, but also that it helps garner support in the level of policing/monitoring activites on the net that they take part in.

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FBI arrests claims NullCrew hacker in Tennessee takedown

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Joke

Re: SOS, DD

Depends on the tortoise, and if they press charges.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

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Re: Aw man

Danger Mouse's trusted assistant, Ernest Penfold. Codename: The Jigsaw, because when he's faced with a problem, he goes to pieces.

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Women are too expensive to draw and code – Ubisoft

Kane

Re: non story

The Tomb Raider reboot multiplayer mode had male avatars that you could select IIRC, however all of the selectable avatars were based on the in-game models from the single player campaign.

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Come off it, Moon, Earth. We KNOW you're 60 million years OLDER than we thought

Kane
FAIL

@Graham Dawson

"Now go and have an original thought for once instead of just rehashing the same boring rubbish and crap "jokes". Or better yet, talk about the thing in the article. You know, the science? The actual interesting stuff?"

And yet, you completely fail to contribute to the conversation topic in any meaningful way yourself.

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