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1259 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

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Re: and Ghostery tells me,

Scroll to the bottom and their are 50% of your items listed, the social media ones.

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Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

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Re: Black hat conferences

Black hat conferences are rarely these days as such...it's a bit like holding an armed robber convention at the Hilton....

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Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

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I'll fix...

Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott

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Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' inabilty to spy fear boycott

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Students hack Tesla Model S, make all its doors pop open IN MOTION

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Re: Poorly Written Article

"The Austin Metro (at least earlier models) could be unlocked by unplugging a connector under a front wing and shorting a couple of the pins.!"

The Austin metro could be unlocked with a front door key. I know, I did it when a friend locked his inside. They were no worse than others, many people from the 80's may recall that wierd feeing when you realise you have sat in the wrong car (Vauxhall Cavalier was mine)

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Nope, it was your run of the mill shit 70 / 80 /90's British "workmanship". I know I was stupid enough to buy several.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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WTF?

Do tell...

"So report it then! I am so tired of people saying "I see it all the time" but they never report the drivers or attempt to collect evidence!"

So we report it and then what?

Oh I see I'm supposed to whip out a camera, focus, get a photo of the driver, then one of the car along with the reg plate..all in about 5 seconds flat!

Genius.

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Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

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For those that don't remember the browser wars

...Netscape was a horrible, memory hungry bug ridden monster and I was not sad to see it die....unfortunately i.e. mutated into the horrible mess that was i.e. 6 / 7.

No one won, everyone lost.

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Microsoft's Black Thursday: XBox Live goes down as XBox Studio canned

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Re: It is no surprise.

6 nines on a Cloud service? That would truly be a first.

Telco's aim for 5 nines, server people, 3 is about right.

- Google Apps, 3 nines, Office365 3 nines,Salesforce...Ha good luck!)

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Facebook in new 'experiment' drama: Will users buy it?

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What?

Naturally, Facebook was keen to point that it had built the "Buy" button "with privacy in mind". It promised that the payment system would be "safe and secure."

Ha, ha, ha hah ha hah a haaaaaaaaaa

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

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"The system doesn't discriminate,"

yup, everyone is now guilty until they can prove their innocence.

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Google's revenues swell yet again, yet big earnings elude it

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Re: Profit? Tax!

Because no doubt in the UK it made a billion pound loss...

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EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

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Re: Right on the ball EU...

two down votes already....look like Google's marketing droids are up early today...

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iSense something, a presence not felt since... Apple sketches fanboi-finding infrared sensors

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So....

...so decent PIR night light then?

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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

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Re: More ports is still the wrong answer

And I guess you also want Google's Servers and NowTV's and Blinkbox's and Vimo's and Apple's and..and...and...

One thing Telco's houses are renowned for is getting a lot of data, in a little space, with little downtime...

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Well there is flaw right there....

"....after unscrewing a plate on the front of the safe......"

Bit like putting screws for the padlock latch on the outside.

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Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!

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Re: What goes around...

To be fair, if you are accused of being a lesbian rapist and you're not*, I think it's pretty fair to sue the accuser for every penny they have.

*Yet to be proven either way.

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Want to legally unlock your phone from its network? The US Senate says that's A-OK

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WTF?

I need an explanation..

"...thanks to an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act enacted by Librarian of Congress James Billington. But unlocking handsets has been illegal since last January, after the Librarian changed his mind on the topic."

So simply put, someone can change the law on a whim / suitable bribe ?

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Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too

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Cisco in gaping hole shocker....

...Next Flash and Java have holes....oh hold on, heres another flash update.

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Elon Musk GIVES UP ON SEX: He'll make do with a 'cheap' Tesla III instead

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Re: Sued over Model E?

Not crazy...

7 (Lotus / Caterham)

911,929 etc. Porsche

M3,M5 etc BMW

and on and on....

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Meh

Another NASA prediction....

...must be funding time.

In the meantime, some light entertainement

http://io9.com/5821954/1970s-nasa-film-predicted-wed-colonize-space-before-the-year-2000

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Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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Re: Why?

Oh Joey, you really don't get the bootnotes section do you?

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Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

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Re: Soon to be (unfortunately)...

The CD was patented, just waiting to find a use for that as well....

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French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with whose dongle?

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And here comes the SueBall

Chromecast / Orangecast....

Can't see the latter one lasting.

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Forget the mobile patent wars – these web giants have patented your DATA CENTER

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Re: Non-obviousness

You think you are an expert in some IT area. Are you going to:

a) Work in the field you believe you are expert in, finding out you are out of your depth;

or

b) Work for the patent office as a bureaucrat.

or

C) become a consultant.

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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Joke

And in the event...

...of total destruction of the USofA due to the inability of the nukes to destroy the enemy in time, then Cray offer a full money back guarantee* on this purchase

*Return postage at buyers expense.

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We SO DO support Java on XP, maybe even JDK 8, says Oracle

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WTF?

Eh?

"We expect all versions of Java that were supported prior to the Microsoft de-support announcement to continue to work on Windows XP for the foreseeable future. In particular, we expect that JDK 7 will continue to work on Windows XP."

You mean, just like every other bit of software, it won't suddenly stop working now the OS it's end of life? Chances are I could dig out my old Atari and find that the software on that still, somehow, magically works.

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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Re: King Canute

I buy local fruit and veg in my local shop here in good old blighty.

I can't put up with all those carbon footprints killing us, so I insist all my oranges, lemons, kiwi fruit ,limes and bananas are of local origin.

I also insist the local co-op only stocks fair-trade coffee and tea, grown no further than 30 miles of Birmingham

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Beer in SPAAAACE! London Pride soars to 28,000m

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London Pride soars to 28,000m

Best place for it some would say....

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Bezos house 'on FIRE': Amazon in-app kiddy megabuck charge storm

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The way I get around it...

...I disable the wireless. If the game can't work without an internet connection, they don't have it.

That said, mine are younger, so it's easier to nobble the tablet, older kids, not so easy.

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Google Ventures opens new fund in London

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I've created an app....

...it puts an icon on the screen and when you push it, it does nothing, absolutely nothing.

reckon that's worth a few million these days.

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BT slapped down by BSkyB over O2 broadband 'switch off' porkies

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Ironically....

...I switched to BT as soon as BScumB announced they were taking over O2. They really didn't need to say they would cut off O2 customers, so many jumped ship without any threats.

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Russian MP fears US Secret Service cuffed his son for Snowden swap

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All I ask is his dad is not called a defendant....

"He said his son knows nothing about using computers "

Either he lives in a cave, his dad is utterly ignorant, or he is plain lying.

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Chrome Remote Desktop adds Linux to supported OS list

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Wow, if only there was a way to find out the answers to above questions

Type

"Chrome Remote Desktop" into say Google and look what appears.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en

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Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere

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WTF?

WTF?

".....a tool for converting any SWF file to one composed of only alphanumeric characters in order to abuse JSONP endpoints, making a victim perform arbitrary requests to the domain with the vulnerable endpoint and exfiltrate potentially sensitive data, not limited to JSONP responses, to an attacker-controlled site...."

I'll just pass that info on to my mum and dad so they are aware.

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

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Re: The most popular "bundled" software..

Two words

Srware iron

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Re: @Stuart Longland

These companies don't charge for the client, but they right royally fuck you over if you want to create content.

So no, they are providing nothing for free, the more "free" clients out there, the more demand for the software to create it with. Add a update to 20 million client = a need (read pay) for an update for the creation tools.

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Virgin Media goes titsup AGAIN. The cause? Yet MORE DNS strife

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It's obvious innit

The GCHQ "patch" the other week buggered up the NSA's connection, so the NSA have had to update theirs on order to protect us.

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German spy agency staffer spied for NSA during gov probe into NSA spying – report

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Re: Cold war

Yup, the US has run out of justification for it's huge military budget and an election is on the horizon, so someone needs to be invaded, so why not the Germans.

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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How many liters (or gallons) of paint was that

Is that US measurements?

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Barbican Digital Revolution exhibition: Techies, arty types get intimate

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Wow....

some modern "art" I actually want to see....instead of the usual wanting smash the "art" into the "atists" face....hmmmmm but in doing so, would that make me an artist in my own right?

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ANGRY ALIENS hit by BEBO SPAMGASM probably don't exist

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Re: They did exist-

More like they did exist, but upon receiving this crud, hit the big red self destruct button.

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Windows users: You get a patch! And you get a patch! And you get a patch! Everybody gets...

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Re: Thank goodness for that - XP rules

Then turn off auto-update.

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Re: Everyone?

You see that giant heading...

But not you, Windows XP. No Patch Tuesday for you

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London officials won't take Uber to court – because cabbies are suing the drivers anyway

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Re: TFL

And the problem with driverless trains is?

Last time I looked, most train accidents are caused by drivers ignoring the red lights, failing to adhere to speed limits or failing to stop when they should. The other big cause is obstructions and again, a properly equipped automated system will be better at stopping in the vast majority of cases.

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Japan makes Prius palatable with road map to hydrogen cars

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Let me put the reality back in....

"Yet with governments around the world increasingly keen on less-polluting energy sources..."

In reality:

"Yet with governments around the world increasingly keen on being less reliant on the unstable regions of the world, where they have to use expensive military intervention in order to keep the expensive military machine running....."

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EPIC FAIL, FACEBOOK: FTC complaint against creepy mind games filed

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...and my privacy settings keep putting my posts back to "public"... so I wonder if this is another "lets fuck with their minds" experiment.

No that's just simply turning you back into the advertising medium that you are.

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Amazon snubs FTC: We'll see you in court over kids' in-app cash blowouts

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Yes but I'm sure they read the big bold bit about storing credit card details and using it for in-app purchases. It not hard, it fills half the bloody screem

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Re: Great!!!

What law are they above?

Mummy and daddy click the "yes please store my credit card details and use them for app purchases"

Then hand over tablet, with saved details in them and are surprised that little kiddy clicks yes when they get the offer of an extra life?

My kids have their own tablet, no card details stored (the wifi is not even enabled) and when they run out of lives on Candy crush, Frozen or whatever, then that's it.

They accept it and it's a great way of limiting time on the device.

If they use my phone, again no details are stored.

Is that bloody hard to put in the details or a password each time you want to buy something? If you need to top up every 10 minutes, you either need to give up, or stop buying freemium games.

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BAE retracts hedge fund hack allegation

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And I hope that....

...every hedge fund that lost money sues the ass off them.

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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Re: My frustration with 8.1 and opinion on such matters of why upgrade

I'm not sure why you are struggling with compatibility in Win 8....there are only a couple of programs that have caused me grief.

The big one is that PoS of a thing called Java, when you go to apps with self-signed certs and another is oddly another app that uses a macro in Excel.

Both of these can be got rid of fairly easy and may work for your programmes

Go to the .exe, create a new shortcut, then do a properties, advanced and set to always run as Admin with elevated privileges,

Copy this to the start menu folder and jobs a goods a good 'un. pin to start if you want. Run from here.

Oh turn off ActiveX filtering in i.e. if having problems with crap intranet pages as well.

Maybe it's because I've been dealing with badly written, cluster fuck of programmes for 20 years that I've learnt nearly every trick in the book.

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