* Posts by Lost all faith...

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: I predicted that about a year from when this started..

I predicted the Higgs Boson in 1952 and was proved right. Just look for an unsigned letter, as I didn't want people to know who I was.

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"...and maybe tobacco companies - not sure on that as I'm pretty sure they'd happily get into the market"

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/04/british-american-tobacco-e-cigarette-wins-uk-medicine-licence

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Reavers! Google patent would affix pedestrians to car hoods

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Stop

So....

..20 mph impact. Large surface area of skin (especially in summer) in contact immediately stops.

Skin grafts for the rest of your life instead of a broken bone or two, if you're unlucky

These days (in Europe), bonnets and bumpers are designed to hit the leg in a certain place and then throw you roughly at the area just below the windscreen wipers.

We may complain about cars often looking the same, but a lot of the front end is designed to minimise pedestrian injury as much as possible.

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VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

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Re: VMWare flash future

That would be crazy, that's like Windows core running on Hyper-V. Totally mad!

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Re: Ouch. That's got to sting.

"To have such a close partner abandon their Windows client altogether in preference for a browser based solution available on every platform has got to hurt."

I think MS don't really worry about a (relatively) little used client application for a rival to their own product.

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Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead?

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Re: How?

". Hmm. And what is the secret ingredient to make it work?

Lightning...sheez where have you been for the last century and more.

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Hacker finds flaw in teleconference tool used by US Army, NASA and CERN

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Indeed, that's how I used to find open video cameras way back in the early 2000's

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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WTF?

Re: Gene escape

"I oppose GM crops, but not because of the concerns addressed here, but because it is irresponsible to release artificially modifed genes into the environment."

How are your orange carrots?

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Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?

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Yes, but can it...

...and I'll stop there.

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Dark web hacking forum hacked and members' privates exposed

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WTF?

Linking to stolen content. Yup, that would go down well.

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It's all very well hacking ISIS, Barry, but what about your ISA?

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Re: Curious

Well it stops people just cloning your card by swiping it.

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China's new rules may break the internet warns US government

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So let me get this right....

the government demanding all registrants are vetted. BAD

Private company taking down domains with due process or right to appeal. GOOD.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/13/motion_picture_ass_of_america_to_guard_online_henhouse/

Got it.

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Symantec antivirus bug allows utter exploitation of memory

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....is making life miserable for Symantec again

...well they now know how we feel.

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Gov to pull plug on online ID verification portal Gateway in 2018

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There are currently 42 million Gateway online users,

I'm one. Forced to set up an account once, for some stupid pointless reason. Never used it again.

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Aussie wedges spam javelin in ring spanner

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It's got to be said....

..what a tool.

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United Nations orders plan for tackling online terror propaganda

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One man's terrorist....

...is another mans freedom fighter.

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Burger-slinger Wendy’s admits: Cash-till data breach hit 1 in 20 outlets

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Is it time for a CV check?

Current employer:

Wendys:

Previous employers

Hilton

Target

Subway

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Re: They (and others) have a bit of a cheek

restaurant

noun [C] UK /ˈres.trɒnt/ US /ˈres.tə.rɑːnt/

a place where meals are prepared and served to customers

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It should be a crime to install spyware on phones, thunders Plaid Cymru MP

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Re: Yes..

How'd I do?

It's ok, we're monitoring all your traffic at ISP level.

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Transfer techies at SWIFT tell Bangladesh Bank: Don't shift blame for $81m cyberheist

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Re: Sweet 2FA!

As was suggested in the article

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Experian Audience Engine knows almost as much about you as Google

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Re: "you are bombarded with motorbike insurance advertising on every platform you go to"

I've never had a spam call on my BT line.

Just saying for balance.

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Re: so Cash is king then?

Perhaps this is one are where something like apple Pay?

How? Ok may not know that you buoght a Big Mac and fries on Saturday after , but they know you went to McDonalds and spent £5.99.

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PLA sys admin gets six months house arrest for yanking US Army docs

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Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?

I'm no militray expert, but isn't classified just a fancing way of saying not for publc viewing e.g. could itsimply be a list of email addresses or the name of the pet dogs vet?

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Babycare e-tailer Kiddicare admits customer data breach

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Re: PCI Complaince

As it says:

"The information accessed does NOT include any credit/debit card information or any payment details whatsoever. Kiddicare does not store any of this information on its systems."

Chnaces are they are using a 3rd party to process this. Can't be sure as I've always found them over-priced.

Stu..

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Phew...

"..The compromised data is restricted to name, delivery address, telephone number and email address, according to Kiddicare, "

So glad there is no chance of any issues caused by this.

It not like you could send and email with

Dear Jane Doe, regarding the item you had delivered to 123 Acacia Avenue, NoSuchplace. We have found a issue with the item and need you to ugently review the information in the attached information.pdf.virus attachment.

If you have any worries about this, please visit compromisedsite.ru. Please note in order for this site to work, you must ensure Adobe flash is installed from here:

Yours

Kiddiecare.

Oh wait.

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Researcher arrested after reporting pwnage hole in elections site

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Re: Breaking into computers you don't own..

"Certainly, legal action was threatened by some of the targetted residents."

Until they realised no laws were broken and there was no chance of getting some money for being dicks.

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DARPA wants god-mode attribution platform to pin and predict crime

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And when you find...

...the hacker in Russia, then what?

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Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives

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Re: And it all works until...

"Who the hell needs to touch a server to fix it. Step out of yesterday!"

Wow, self fixing PSU's. Hard Drive's, NIC's, CPU's, Memory and so on.

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Re: Nah

Kettle... use the hob, toaster... use the grill, washing machine... use the sink.

Apart from all of the above use far less energy and do a better job than the original

Oh and they don't stop working when the manufacturer gets bored of supporting it.

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Ford tops up Pivotal's $253m cash slurp, parks CIO on its board

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"do for car owners what iTunes did for music fans."

So slow the car down,reduce quality, fuck up your contents and occasionally crash it?

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Nerds make it rain in Nevada. The Las Vegas strip? No, cloud-seeding drones over the desert

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Pilots are extra weight, needing extra fuel and need rest.

If the intention is to chuck up, say a solar powered plane, being airborne for 24 hours at a time, then a pilot is the wrong answer.

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Did your UK biz just pay £1,500 to stop a DDoS? You've been had

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The problem for these companies is

are they charlatans, or are they indeed going to carry out the attack if you don't pay.

A mugger may pull a knife on you and say they are going to stab you if you don't hand the money over. Just because you hand the money over and survived, doesn't mean they weren't going to stab you.

However, some of the money may be spent more wisely on DDoS mitigation, rather than paying the mob.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Parent J2 Global

Enough said.

Dealt with them, now on banned list of "suppliers". Read any contracts with them with a microscope and 15 lawyers at hand.

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Audiophile torrent site What.CD fully pwnable thanks to wrecked RNG

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Re: Pass an interview?

They're interested in willy-waving, not Music.

Directional Ethernet cables anyone?

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Samsung tightens smart home kit security after curious bods prod apps

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Re: All IoT manufacturers seem to follow a similar development cycle.

Nope wrong:

1) Imagine semi-useless device

2) Rush to market with minimal development and zero consideration for security.

3) Wait for researchers to poke holes in it everywhere

4) Ignore security issues and claim they are features for ease of use.

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Restaurant booked, flowers ordered ... Microsoft has a hot date for SQL Server 2016

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Re: Microsoft Lifetime Software Assurance

And the point of that post is?

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Switch survives three hours of beer spray, fails after twelve

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Re: So when he says “football” he means soccer

"Aussie Rules All-In Brawling"

Is that the one where they go to if they are to soft for post pub Sunday League matches?

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

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WTF?

Re: So where's EU

Turn off Cortana.

Fixed.

Not hard was it.

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Watch it Apple: time has come for cheaper rivals' strap-ons

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My view on it

You have a watch, that needs to be tethered to the to be of any use.

It can alert you to messages and phones, but so can the phone next to it. The screen is so small it's not a great medium to actually reply on.

As a sports tracker, it's just to bloody expensive to get smacked about and needs an expensive phone next to it.

So if I want to go for a run, play a sport, go swimming, somehow I have to lug £900 worth of fragile kit around, where you can pick up a good fitness tracker that does all that for almost a 1/10 of that.

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Getty on Google: It’s all about traffic, duh

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Micheal,

you really have no idea what you are on about do you?

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Re: Getty "has 60 million images"

Getty "has 60 million images"

And a huge amount are just happy snapper shite.

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UK's 'superfast' broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

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One thing missing....

...is the rise of 4G

My connection (I have a tower and exchange within 5 minute walking distance) and my phone connection blows my ADSL out of the water

My peak test was 86.7 down / 17.41 up.

That upload alone blows most home connections out of the water. Just same about the pricing.

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I agree. I get about 15 - 18mbs and it streams iPlayer fine.

I see no need to go up to super-duper-hyper 200mbs for ONLY about another £25 a month. It's utterly, utterly pointless for me.

My parents had a crap, over priced old service from Virgin. Did they care? No. It was only because I found they could triple the speed, get a better box and more TV for half the price did they decide to move. Speed was not the deciding factor in this.

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There's more to life than Windows

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WTF?

That article summed up.

There is different kit and now it's easier to connect.

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Linux infosec outfit does a Torvalds, rageblocks innocent vuln spotter

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WTF?

grsecurity

So, grsecurity make money (I presume) by pointing out holes in others security, but grsecurity don't like it when fellow security people point out flaws in grsecurity's security software.

So grsecurity react to a hole in grsecuritys software by banning anyone that mentions the issue in grsecurity's software?

Way to go grsecurity.

I may just pop over to twitter, mention the grsecurity issue and tag in @grsecurity, to get grsecuirty to ban me, although after this, something tells me I wouldn't trust grsecurity with my security.

Streisand effect anyone?

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Google can't hold back this malware running riot in its Play store

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This is easy to fix....

...as people keep banging on, all you need to do is to only download apps from the Play Store and run the latest OS supplied by your vendor.

Oh wait...

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Colander-wearing Irishman denied driver's licence in Pastafarian slapdown

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Re: Well

I cant wait.

The Tagliatellians at war with the Spaghetti's, as the Spaghetti's don't believe that the claim of the Tagliatellians reduction of salt in the water doesn't affect the taste.

Then and only then will it be a true religion.

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Woz says 'Jobs started Apple for money' – then says it must pay 50% tax like he does

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Citation please

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Microsoft, Google bury hatchet – surprisingly, not in each other

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Re: What a co-incidence

Or put another way, Android handset sales are falling.

Works both ways that one....

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Re: The two companies have been using proxy forces

You're right, they prefer to bribe, sorry, lobby governments directly.

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