* Posts by C-N

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Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'

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Trollface

Re: Question

Yeah, yeah, isn't this the way it should be? What are they doing with new computers?

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Linux in 2013: 'Freakishly awesome' – and who needs a fork?

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Trollface

Re: And yet, and yet ...

I don't know. What's Gartner have to say about it?

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Ban drones taking snaps of homes, rages Google boss... That's HIS job, right?

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Joke

April 1st?

He's two weeks late with this gag. Maybe someone messed with his Google Calendar.

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FAA: 'No, you CAN'T hijack a plane with an Android app'

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Implying that the FAA would know. lol

Obligatory Dilbert: http://search.dilbert.com/search?w=Flight++laptop&view=list&filter=type%3Acomic

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MasterCard stings PayPal with payment fee hike

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Alert

Re: Coming to a wallet near you...

Let's hope it comes from someone other than PayPal. I can't think of a worse replacement for the CC triad.

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Weev gets 41 months in prison for exposing iPad strokers' privates

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Trollface

A Great Way to Finance Your Business

1. Build shabby website.

2. Wait for inevitable "hacking" attempt. (could simply be a frustrated sustomer, who cares)

3. Get gov't to prosecute & sue for restitution

4. Use restitution to hire engin^H^H^H^H more marketing!

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Joke

Nothing could ever produce as much gas as a politician.

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Superbowl blackout was a stuff-up, not Anonymous

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Boffin

Re: "a full rehearsal costs money they weren't willing to spend"

Of course, you could switch on all the lights and deep-fat fryers and even the HVAC systems; but how would you model the effect of all the added people on the HVAC systems' behavior? Hire 90,000 people to stand in as seat warmers?

A full rehearsal does cost money they weren't willing to spend, and it wouldn't have given them the answers they needed in any case.

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BANG and the server's gone: Man gets 8 months for destroying work computers

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Trollface

Cleanliness is close to godliness

This is just an over-reaction to a very conscientious employee putting in extra hours and trying to help keep things clean and shiny.

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Space Shuttle Columbia disaster remembered 10 years on

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Alert

Re: "those who were in the know"

"Where are these disgraceful people employed now? Do they have clear consciences? Do they even have names (decisions like these are NOT made by nameless faceless people)?"

I don't know about all of them, but this one is "available for speaking engagements."

http://waynehale.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/how-we-nearly-lost-discovery/

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Japanese boffins tout infrared specs to thwart facial recognition

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Big Brother

It is well known that in the future, we'll all dress as though we're in a Daft Punk video. Now we know why.

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DoJ to Kim Dotcom: We never asked you to retain files

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Thumb Down

Re: US Authorities

The US gov has a tradition of choosing unsympathetic characters when attempting to expand judicial power. Downvoted, per your invitation.

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Anger grows over the death of Aaron Swartz

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Mushroom

Re: Good God...

Why can't people get it through their heads. Theft by definition requires that someone is wrongfully deprived of their property. Making copies of things that supposedly belong to other people, and then giving them away may be a crime, but it is not theft.

Schwartz seemed to think that academic work belongs in the public domain; most especially, academic work that was financed by the public. I completely agree.

From what I have read regarding the case against Schwartz, and my meager layperson's understanding of the law, the USDOJ has violated the 8th Amendment by charging him so excessively.

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US nuke lab drops Chinese networking kit

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Boffin

Don't call me Shirley

And, surely if you're installing back doors on networking gear, you're not having it call home hourly to super-sekrit.chinese.spy.server.cn

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Senator threatens FAA with legislation over in-flight fondleslabbing

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Pirate

Re: There is no God given right...

There is also no God given* right for you to live a life free of annoyance.

* FSM has not weighed in on the matter either.

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Alert

Re: Reports from pilots and aircraft crew members...

Holy hell that search function on the NASA site is a piece of shit.

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C-N

Re: One experience

GPS antennae are on the outside of the aircraft. They are connected to the GPS computer and display via shielded coaxial cable. The aircraft is also made of metal. Aircraft are not delicate machines that fail catastrophically at the slightest provocation. If they were, we'd see it happen every day. More likely he heard the characteristic chirping that occurs when a GSM phone is hunting a connection, over his intercom, which is merely an annoyance, (unless you buy the official fiction). What the pilot believed isn't relevant, since he's a pilot, not an EMI test engineer, or other relevant professional.

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Boffin

Re: What a dumb fuck

It is very important for you to hear the safety announcement prior to disembarking. Even though you may have already heard it thousands of times, including once or twice on earlier flight segments on the very same day. Could be they've added something new!

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Alert

Re: Problem solved?

May I assume that you're posting this from the basement of a rugged shelter, and that you're wearing full PPE including a helmet? Even though; YOU CAN NEVER BE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED FROM EVERY FAILURE MODE.

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GE study pimps ‘industrial Internet’

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Alert

"The Register can’t help but wonder ..."

"The Register can’t help but wonder whether the public Internet can ever be a good place for industrial control systems."

Well... Ready or not, here she comes!

Burying your head in the sand on this issue will get you/us a couple things.

1. A huge missed opportunity in terms of a business. Stop whining about how bad an idea it is, and start solving problems.

2. A lot of nasty industrial scale surprises.

The thing is, this data is often quite valuable. People / companies want it, and they are going to have it; one way or another. It WILL happen on the public internet, if, for no other reason than the way that the incumbent telecom industry has treated any sort of non-standard request.

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Girlfriend 'tried to MURDER ME with her AMPLE BREASTS'

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Joke

Snu snu!

Death by Snu snu!

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German city dumping OpenOffice for Microsoft

C-N
Linux

Re: Free not really free?

Of course not. Could have bought a lot of hand holding and a file format fixer or two for 600k I expect.

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Hackers crack Texan bank, Experian credit records come flooding out

C-N

They could stop charging a flat rate for the whole DB. Or, even better, if the subject of the query had to give permission before any data could be released.

Disclosure: I think credit reporting agencies are scumbags.

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C-N
Flame

Not To Worry!

For individuals whose data was stolen, there is no need to worry. Experian has a line of Identity Theft and Credit Protection products for purchase. Protect yourself today!

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Another systematic SCADA vuln

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Boffin

What good is an electronic control system stranded on an island?

When substation / unit / process / assembly line / thing X goes haywire, do you want to learn of that event via SMS from the plant floor, or via phone call from VP of Operations?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_control_system

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We're raising generations of MUTANT KIDS, says Icelandic study

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Facepalm

Correction

"Ladies, by contrast, are issued their entire load of eggs at a relatively young age,..."

Negatory. And damn you for making me read through these articles to find you a link. http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/human-egg-stem-cells-isolated.html

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US Navy buys Linux to guide drone fleet

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Mushroom

Re: Wrong focus.

Do you also hate Pb for the fact that it is useful for making bullets? Time to quit supporting motherfuckin' lead? Destroy lead completely?

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Met cops get new pocket-sized fingerprint scanners

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Trollface

Re: @desk jockey

..."The secret with coppers is not to make yourself interesting to them."

Got it. Don't be black, or Mexican, or Middle-Eastern. Sage advice.

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Big Brother

Re: In the real world

Thank you Desk Jockey, for setting my mind at ease! So there's no potential for abuse, and it's for our protection, and, these machines are proven 100% reliable. I guess I am just too excitable.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100317/full/464344a.html

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AMD's Hondo APUs ready for Windows 8 Q4 launch - report

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Pirate

Why AMD will stay alive

AMD will always stay afloat as long as Intel needs someone to hold up to the US DOJ and say: "See, we don't got no monopoly. Honest, it's a competitive market."

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Syrian secret police endorse male hair remover

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Unhappy

Damn it! Out of stock!

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Bank dumps customers in 'irrigation ditch'

C-N

must be some sort of error

I think they meant to say "Overlooking scenic waterway."

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From the Department of WTF: New USB tampon flash drive

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Thumb Up

Re: Somehow

The force is strong with this one.

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C-N
Devil

Re: having little first hand knowledge of such things.

Thank heavens!

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Top US science wonk wants Grand Challenges and 3D printers for the kids

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Megaphone

Yes

A thousand times yes.

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Ofcom calls for end to 0800 charges on mobiles

C-N

Re: GiffGaff

They probably wouldn't expect very many; and, watch them closely, after the first few they might try to add a surcharge.

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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

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Headmaster

re: penny-sized plastic speakers

Judging by your title, Sir, I'll assume you mean a British penny; and not a US penny, or one from Cananada, or even some lesser country.

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Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury

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Gimp

I can cook with it too? Or keep my coffee warm? Is there anything these fruity machines can't do?

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Lightsquared cries dyslexic Havoc, unleashes 'gods of law'

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Facepalm

Good grief people

Lightsquared's plan was scuppered by incumbent wireless profiteers ^H^H^H^H erm, providers.

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Intel joins The Document Foundation, pushes LibreOffice

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Linux

Re: Maybe it will finally happen

It's crazy that people still pay (anything) to have a new office document file format installed; that will then annoy the hell out of everyone they work with by causing them to need an upgrade. While we're at it, I may as well mention how much us Linuxtards loath people who fling their .docx turds around completely oblivious to how inconsiderate it is.

Here's a tip:

If you want me to edit it, send it in a non-proprietary format.

If you don't want me to edit it, send it as pdf, ps, or other non-proprietary format.

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Apple antagonist Proview unveils its own iPad

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Headmaster

Nothing is impossible?

I think you mean "Impossible is nothing."

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Virtual Nazi-code-cracking Colossus in fundraising appeal

C-N
Trollface

ahem...

Can it run Crysis?

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Google will swap you a box of crisps for your web privacy

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Pint

The reckoning

They will pay, one way or another.

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What's in the box, Windows sysadmin?

C-N

Not a Micros~1 admin, but since one of you requested some Linux comments...

Trinity TRK. There may be better ones out there, but I've used it for years and it has never failed me in my mission (especially when the mission was pissing off a Windows-only corporate admin type).

KnoppixSTD has been handy on occasion as well.

Cygwin (can't live without proper regular expressions, sorry), Python, Notepad++, Firefox, Opera, or Chrome, and Bonzi Buddy ;o)

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Google Wallet PIN security cracked in seconds

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Devil

The banks will fix this, here's how...

It's unfortunate that this identity theft risk can't be mitigated. But! Not to worry! For the low low price of ten dollars per month, we can sell you some identity theft insurance!

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Rambus drops $35m for Unity Semiconductor

C-N
Pirate

Oh boy!

I can't wait to see what they invent next!

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6,300 wannabe astronauts flood NASA inbox

C-N
Trollface

It's much safer now

Now that NASA have no hope of hurling anything into space. Okay everyone, buckle in and get ready to make the rocket noise! Ten...Nine...Eight...

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US adds more jobs than expected in January

C-N

I've kind of stopped believing things from the Glorious People's Ministry of Labor Statistics.

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MasterCard joins Visa in pushing PINs into America

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Coffee/keyboard

That's cute!

Credit card companies pretending to be upset about CC fraud. lol

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