* Posts by Lost all faith...

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More gums than Jaws: Greenland super-sharks live past 400 years old

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Re: The Greenland shark [...] can grow to over 400 years old

A Merkin? Ever actually looked up what one of those are?

Hint: it a wig, but not for your head.

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Re: Typical specimen is older than America

Sorry, have I stumbled into the Daily Mail forum by mistake?

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DIY bank account raiding trojan kit touted in dark web dive bars

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Re: Why aren't our various national police and spy agencies setting up buying and selling stings?

The word you are looking for is entrapment.

Plus if you start peddling malware, you yourself are committing an offence. It all gets very murky.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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Dear Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

You are a hypocritical, over paid, headline grabbing muppet.

"https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/14/met-police-chief-cuts-safety-public"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391986/Met-Police-chief-orders-65-000-Range-Rover-despite-warning-budget-cuts-leave-country-risk-criminals-terrorists.html

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Russian sports doping whistleblower fears for safety after hack

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I just wish he'd learn the function of the shift key.

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Russia is planning to use airships as part of a $240bn transport project

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Re: ...helium currently comes from natural gas..."

" As for the fire thing - it was the fabric of the Hindenberg that burned, the hydrogen was incidental at best"

It was covered in canvas, with several doping agents. However none of these are highly flammable (please don't start quoting rubbish about powdered aluminium and iron oxide).

You may as well say pouring petrol on a cotton t-shirt on and lobbing a match on it, the resulting fire was caused by the t-shirt.

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Odd you mention Iron Maiden (as linked above as well). They must love their airships:

"Following investment from the British government and a number of other backers, including Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, it has now been assembled."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/airlander-10-airship-worlds-largest-aircraft-gets-off-the-ground-a6946201.html

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Re: 1957: Russia is planning to launch an artificial satellite

Something like this?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/airlander-10-airship-worlds-largest-aircraft-gets-off-the-ground-a6946201.html

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Microsoft’s stealth scripting engine arrives on Android

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Re: Why?

"I know one thing for sure and that I will never install any app that spies on me for MS on my phone"

Ahhh someone that prefers Google to slurp all your data.

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How do you securely exchange encrypted-decrypted-recrypted data? Ask Microsoft

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And Microsoft.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/09/researchers_break_homomorphic_encryption/

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Thieves can wirelessly unlock up to 100 million Volkswagens, each at the press of a button

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Re: Quick Release or build it like it is in my head

"detachable steering wheels are quite a common site for kit cars and some classic cars"

Mine was locked to the roll bar and spare wheel by a bad ass lock and chain.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Re: The 'We thought you might like' conundrum

I can top that...

Ex-wife was a social worker.

Bought a book on sexual exploration and modern slavery...

My ad's then consisted of BDSM books and accessories.

One quick email to Amazon and a very apologetic email back....and the ads very quickly disappeared..

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Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

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Re: 'ignoring all the dam warnings'

Good point. That said, at least I know how to use the reply button.

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Re: How is this a Linux issue?

"Nine times out of ten these pieces of junk will simply not work without full admin rights, or if they do they don't work correctly."

Right Click "Run As Admin"

Heck even create an account for that application. Edit shortcut. Set to Run As....

Been doing that since XP.

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Re: How is this a Linux issue?

The same way that many "Windows" issues are caused by people ignoring all the dam warnings and running as full admin.

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$200,000 for a serious iOS bug? Pfft, we'll give you $500,000, says exploit broker Exodus

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Re: Good.

So should a zero day is found in Linux in 2017 that exposes all web-servers to root access, who's going to stump up the $5 million to beat it?

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Linux security backfires: Flaw lets hackers inject malware into downloads, disrupt Tor users, etc

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Re: Won't you think of the children?

And they have a totally different style of teaching.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11ed77a2-14eb-11e5-9509-00144feabdc0.html#axzz4H1ml1Wme

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Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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Re: MALWARE ALERT!

That's embarrasing...

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Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

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FAIL

If it asks for details and has a link

It's a scam.

End Of.

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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Ironic...

...that HP sauce is made in the Netherlands.

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Your mission, should you accept it, is to use cheap VMs before they self-destruct

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Re: Let's translate this..

The only ones that can compete are AWS and MS.

Choose your poison.

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Excellent...

..my short term phishing scam now costs even less to run.

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UK local govt body blasts misleading broadband speed ads

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Go

Simple.

Top 10% average = Speed A

Bottom 10% average = Speed B

Overall Average = Speed C

This has to be done for each area covered by a particular exchange.

Oh and upload speed averages as well please.

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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Re: I'm wondering

@tnovelli

"Not that I care; I was using it a little but deleted my account this year."

No you didn't you merely hid it from view.

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Funny story, this. UK.gov's 'open banking app revolution'. Security experts not a fan of it

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So...

...Mrs Old Mrs Miggings will not only loose everything in her Current account, but also her savings account and her ISA

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Hybrid cloud: Deciding the right mix for your workloads

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Re: You're very trusting

I can pretty much guarantee Microsoft have better DDoS protection than 99% of businesses, unless they themselves are front-ended by someone else.

Even a low grade DDoS will take out most business connections.

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Oracle Java patch problem? Browsium rolls management fix

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Java runs on 97 per cent of PCs in the enterprise

Oh how I wish I could dump the sack of shit...

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Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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Re: Only Virgin for me

I agree, I can get 70mb with BT or 2mb with Virgin (at twice the price)

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Re: Now, what about BT?

It's already in hand (there is even a clue in the article)

It makes no difference, you'll still pay for it, it'll just be a different name / pricing structure.

Bit like gyms that have no joining fee but charge a £50 admin fee.

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Hot iron: Knights Landing hits 100 gigaflops in plasma physics benchmark

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So as ever...

...decent code and design makes things run better.

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London's 'automatic' Tube trains suffered 750 computer failures last year

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Really?

"Blowing a hole in claims that replacing bolshy staff with computers is the best way to prevent delays."

750?

How many cancelled due to striking staff?

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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Re: Government investment in the Police

"Seems this country needs to change it's spending priorities or nothing will change soon"

To right, stop spending so much on the Police and spend a hell of a lot more on crime prevention.

Youth clubs are closing all over the place,

Drug rehab is massively underfunded.

Adult education services are being slashed,

Social care is at breaking point.

Still better to give them a X6 rather than keep 50 kids of the street for a year.

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Re: Government investment in the Police

Well they could start by stopping fiddling the taxman by giving the Top Brass "blue light" cars. That would give a couple of quid back.

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.security .TLD .launches

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I've tried going to a .protection website...

...my browser hung, CPU went to 100% and then finally the PC blue screened.

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AdBlock Plus blocked in China: 159m forbidden from stripping adverts

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Re: Hah Ha. Fuck off AdBlock Plus.

Camilla only posts when she forgets to take her meds

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Camilla only posts when HE forgets to take HIS meds

TFTFY

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If you use ‘smart’ Bluetooth locks, you're asking to be burgled

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"Yale make several - some up to £400, i trust old Yale hardware"

Many cheap yale locks are a waste of time. It's only when you start looking at £25+ do they start to become any good.

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No, selling internet enabled tat is their business, security is an optional extra.

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Re: Insurance?

Make that a a 5 Lever with British Standard markings.

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Ever asked yourself WHY burglars don't just smash the window on a house to gain entry?

They make a huge noise when doing so, especially double glazed windows which you have to hit in the right place anyway, if bloody obvious to any overlooking neighbors and you're likely to slice yourself to ribbons when climbing through. That's why if they are going to break the glass, it's usually a small plane to get access to a lock.

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Violence, vandals and vomit: London's naughtiest tech Tube stations revealed

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The only reason they have bored staff is because the unions won't let them be fully automated.

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Virgin signs up record ultrafast broadband subs

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Re: Great news,,,,

So how much of the Fibre network and IP backbone was laid when it was a public utility?

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Great news,,,,

so will BT and the others be able to access these connections?

No? Thought not.

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Very peed off: Ohio urologists stay zipped after embarrassing leak

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Not sure how an EU company could find a Non-EU company for not implementing an EU law.

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Jeep hackers: How we swerved past Chrysler's car security patches

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With 9 hours work I could attach a device to bleed your brakes at a certain speed.

Or fit a little latch to jam your throttle on at a certain revs.

Lock your steering at a certain angle of turn.

or even simply removing 3 of your 4 wheel nuts and waiting for the other one to sheer off will do the job.

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How the HTTPS-snooping, email addy and SSN-raiding HEIST JavaScript code works

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The worse thing about this attack?

Is the desperate acronym. That has to be up there near the top, beating even the US government ones such as USA PATRIOT:

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001"

As well as:

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/08/congress-acronyms-backronyms-bill-names

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Android's latest patches once again remind us: It's Nexus or bust if you want decent security

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Re: Unture

@AC AKA Google Shill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36744925

And before you say...Oooo they should only download from Play store, remember many have been infected via that route. Plus I don't buy into this monopoly bollocks.

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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Re: "We did not have the right safeguards in place"

Non-commercial - no point suing.

Commercial - chance to sue.

Unfortunately that's the way of the world these days. Run by lawyers and opportunists with short term aims.

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Re: A good example

I think it's disgusting....

We all know should be:

"We take our customers safety very seriously and are suggesting they reset their passwords. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

No joke icon, as it's the normal boilerplate reply.

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Re: Download Only From Sources You Can Trust

See the Joke , Get My Coat Icons? They are there for pointing out joke comments, otherwise you can just end up looking like a tit.

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Users of secure chat app Telegram popped after possible nation-state attack

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Re: Your html for a link to a Reuters article is broken

See this tips and corrections link at the bottom of the article?

Or, this being a supposedly technical site you could just copy / paste the link

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