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Ukrainian teen created in lab passes Turing Test – famous nutty prof

Lockwood

Re: Transcript

Oh, what a fruitful conversation;-)

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Titsup Russian rocket EXPLODES, destroys $275m telly satellite

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You are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today

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Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

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Pint

Could it be? Is this Moderatrix 2.0?

(And sweet irony that a post wondering about the Moderatix' second coming gets put into the modqueue)

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... Allegedly

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It woz the Reg wot won it: UK mobe network EE fixes voicemail hack flaw

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Huzzah! A victory for common sense!

It's nice to see that El Reg has the pulling power to get a large company to fix stuff, rather than be dismissed as "some niche website"

It's good to see that we are now a step closer to having such impersonation attacks closed off.

(Actually posted by Simon, spoofing this random user's account)

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

Lockwood

Why can't Samsung just give the reply given in the case of Arkall v Pressdram?

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Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug

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Linux

I'm happy to see that the bulletproof OS is still bulletproof.

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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

Lockwood

Re: Queeg 500

What is it?

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

Lockwood

All you people speaking out against this are just homeophobes!

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MPs blast HMRC for using anti-terrorism laws against whistleblower

Lockwood

RIPA's the thing that lets councils fine you for trying to recycle a glass jar if they can't recycle glass, or for throwing a newspaper away as household waste, right?

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Fanbois SQUEAL as DNS snafu knocks out iTunes website

Lockwood

There was nothing wrong with the DNS entry.

You were just querying it wrong

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Top UK e-commerce sites fail to protect 'password' password-havers from selves

Lockwood

correct horse battery staple

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

Lockwood

Re: Once the cable's gone, they need to use their mobile

According to the intarwebs, it's 01883 731336

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Birds Eye releases 'mashtags' social spud snacks

Lockwood

I was going to try and make a hash brown joke in here.

I couldn't think of one; someone help me out please

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

Lockwood

Re: You just can't stop progress

Or, if they're running Linux it'd count down then find that the driver for the weapon was compiled for a different kernel version?

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'I don't understand why they feel like they own the word CANDY'

Lockwood

Re: the app name was what now?

much upvote

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Two guilty over 'menacing' tweets to feminist campaigner

Lockwood

Don't get it.

This was taken from a campaign to have a woman's face on banknotes?

EVERY Bank of England note I've owed, except for one, has had a woman's face on.

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App to manage Android app permissions

Lockwood

Re: Looks dodgy as fuck

Protip 1: If you're going to post as AC, don't write in the EXACT STYLE you have a FEW POSTS EARLIER with your name attached

Protip 2: If you're going to post as AC, don't SIGN your post!

Very sincerely yours,

Anonymous Coward, AC

ElReg

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EC antitrust cops raid offices of Philips, Samsung, others

Lockwood

Price fixing?

I never understand how price fixing works.

Let's say that I can manufacture a McGuffin device and sell it for £5, with all the proper margins and everything, and Contoso, Northwind and Fabrikam are charging £20 for it.

We'll assume here that my McGuffins and their McGuffins are of similar quality.

The other manufacturers would have to find a way to lower their prices to compete, or I would be able to say "These guys are charging £20 for this. I could sell for £15, make more money and still undercut them"

If the latter happened, then the others would likely drop to £15 to match.

In this scenario, which is probably completely different to the one in the article, some would cry "Price fixing!" while others would say "Market effects"

Tesco instore bakery bread is about £1 a loaf. ASDA instore is about £1 a loaf. Hovis charge about £1.20, as do Kingsmill.

Is this a bread price fixing cartel, or just aligning prices to the market?

I'm not an economist, I'm just a reader with an opinion.

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Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

Lockwood

Jesus Phone shall smite those who darest to use an unapproved charger in violation of the Commandments with lightning

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

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WTF?

I'm not sure what the lesson here is?

The story here is either:

1) Google's software can spot things in images that the coders didn't expect them to

2) Google's coders can't recognise a paper shredder

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Microsoft fears XP could cause Indian BANKOCALYPSE

Lockwood

Sympathy?

How long has the support cycle been known for?

There's only 100 days left? You've had at least 2 years warning!

With Y2K, people saw the problem coming, they tested it, they worked around the problem so the effects were negligible.

With the XP EOL, people refuse to see the problem coming, bury their heads in the sand and hope for the best.

This is why the two should not be compared.

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Google preps Chrome password-blab bug fix

Lockwood

Remember kids: Chrome is the fastest and most secure browser.

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UK.gov BANS iPads from Cabinet over foreign eavesdropper fears

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“I think my phone has been modified by GCHQ enough that it'd [bugging] be difficult, but I'm sure the Chinese have had a good go,"

It's so full of GCHQ monitoring that there is no room for anyone else's

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New Bitcoin exchange launches in the UK

Lockwood

Re: Also

My password is monkey2013, not x.

I guess I don't meet the standard.

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Lockwood

Re: British Silk Road

The holistic approach?

The drug deal is done with Bitcoin, then chopped up with a bank card, then inhaled via a note.

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Ahhh, SATISFACTION: Watch while we set a NAS on FIRE

Lockwood

Re: Channelling Mythbusters

Thanks.

A while back I managed to put the data transferred during the BBC Olympic coverage into floppy disc tonnage (32,900t)

I was going to get a count of termites, but my VERY quick Googling only returned people asking how much a termite weighed but no answers.

If you were to post that many termites first class, one termite per envelope, it would cost £285,714 in stamps

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Lockwood

Re: Channelling Mythbusters

That's a lot of termites!

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Do Not Track W3C murder plot fails by handful of votes

Lockwood
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Re: Yay, new standards

"The point being that a default on setting would be so ubiquitous that ad agencies would ignore it, rendering it pointless"

So we'll get the httpd to ignore it instead, saving the ad agency the time and effort!

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Lockwood

Yay, new standards

Let's see if I understand some of the history of this right.

A new standard was proposed, the DNT header.

Unlike their usual behaviour, Microsoft didn't wait for a finalised version before adding support for it to IE.

They then set it to default, which is likely to be what most users would set it to anyway. "Would you like to be tracked? Yes/No"

Apache then said "IE is supporting this and pushing it by default, therefore we shall ignore this header"

W3C are now debating it further and not really liking the idea now

Is that paraphrasing close?

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RIP charging bricks: $279 HP Chromebook 11 charges via USB

Lockwood

Same idea at the same time. Awesome.

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Lockwood
Trollface

This thing has a USB sockets to connect devices to.

This thing can charge via USB.

Charge it once off the mains and you'll never have to do that again!

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Java updates too much of a bother? Maybe online banking's just not for you

Lockwood

Re: Do most people need Java any more?

Minecraft.

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How much will Apple cough for ebook conspiracy? Trial starts May 2014

Lockwood

Maybe each contract Apple write for the next years will have on it "Waaaa, the court says that we aren't allowed to offer these terms: A, B, C; so we're doing X, Y, Z instead."

There is a precedant for that

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

Lockwood

Re: Hmmm.... a Nanny State.

(.Y.)

This comment thread now needs you to opt in to pr0n to see

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FCC votes to bring faster internet to US schools

Lockwood

Misunderstood the title

I was wondering why First Capital Connect would be trying to delivery fast internet

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Malware-flingers do it back-to-front : scaM snaps, spans Macs

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Gimp

Re: but Macs don't get viruses

Yeah, I was brainwashed to believe they were faultless.

El Reg must be lying about there being a problem with Macs

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Report: Skype set up Project Chess to enable official snooping

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Linux

Evil Micro$oft. Linux 4eva!!!

Despite reading several times that this was pre-takeover, I will take this opportunity to say that it is all M$' fault because reasons.

Linux am much betterer.

If you disagree, you're just not smart enough to understand why.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Re: C'MON MAN....

XP: The old version of Windows that people want to cling on to to avoid Windows 8

360: The old version of XBox that people want to cling on to to avoid XBONE

Title seems legit.

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Devil's Advocate

"Microsoft's got a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personality. On the one hand it can be intensely pragmatic and rational - Windows 7 - but when it's got a new idea between its teeth that's when the beast takes over and when common sense is jettisoned - Windows 8."

Or Vista, the most loathed thing since ME and before 8.

Which laid the foundation for 7.

Sometimes these polar opposite views come together in ways you don't predict.

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Culture Sec: You - Google. Where's the off switch for all this filth?

Lockwood

Re: Image blocks are already secret

Kroes newspeak ungood refs oldspeak "do not need" rewrite "unneed".

Remove ununperson request.

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M&S shoppers make quarter of a million NFC payments a WEEK

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FAIL

Re: Really?

Fine, they can't "take money from his account"

They can, however, purchase goods using funds in his account

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Google tool lets you share data from BEYOND the GRAVE

Lockwood

Dearest friends and family,

If you are reading this message, I have some words that may shock or distress you and for that I am truly sorry.

I have changed to using Bing for my searches.

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Cop an eyeful of that: Moto bungs 5-megapixel cam into plod radio

Lockwood

I've tried lapel mounted cameras when cycling - great shots of the ground.

And when I have a radio mounted on radio loops, it swings all over the place (Yes, TETRA clips have less swing on them than fabric loops).

Hand aiming the camera allows for the exact shot to be taken, I suppose.

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eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money

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Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?

I have had eBay offer to sell me Wales before now.

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1 in 7 WinXP-using biz bods DON'T KNOW Microsoft is pulling the plug

Lockwood

The "beloved" XP is the same OS that had a load of problems when it came out?

Companies not liking the Fisher Price interface.

Applications not working due to the differences between the 95/98 and NT kernel and application compatibility not being good enough for them.

How many of these people clinging to XP were clinging to 98 for the first few years of XP's life?

How many were clinging to WfW, rather than going to this new Windows 95 thing?

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World's 'smallest' mobe unveiled in Japan

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Coat

Re: £252!

It is a £252 phone

Phone is a cuboid 1.26" x 2.756" * 0.4213"

That makes it around 24.4 pounds per square inch.

You under much pressure to buy this thing?

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Review: Britain's 4G smartphones

Lockwood

Heh heh heh

"I’m never happy with less than 4.3 inches in my hand"

That's what she said!

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Satanic Renault takes hapless French bloke on 200km/h joyride

Lockwood

I've been in a Merc Sprinter with runlock.

That got into a possessed mode where I could not turn it off; I was able to select a gear, raise the handbrake and apply power with the keys in my pocket.

Luckily, there was an isolator switch. Failing that, chucking it into 5th and trying to pull off should have stopped it quite nicely.

As people have said, think outside the box to find ways to regain control.

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Boffins find 17,425,170-digit prime number

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Thanks, thought that would make it a bit too easy.

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