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2113 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking 'Crescent Bay' prototype

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Re: From the pics...

I can just see (and hear) Christopher Walken wearing one of these. (Hint, it won't matter what's being desplayed, you'll get what he wants to give you)

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Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs

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Re: Sberbank

I think you mean "If it hadn't have been a Russian bank they might have been ignored."

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Red Hat to Wall Street: I came here to chew FeedHenry and kick some ass. And I'm all out of FeedHenry

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this was a press conference...

So shouldn't it have been rpm -iv

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Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS

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very insightful observation, Ali.

"Either that or they've got something better to do."

He must be married.

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Re: Selfie

Technically, you don't have to /share/ anything with 4chan, you just have to create it.

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Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE

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Re: I find it's actually safer...

If you have cruise control, changing clothes while doing 75mph is easy. Without cruise, your speed will fall, so you should change on a downhill stretch.

When I had a T9 Nokia, I could send a text message without looking at the phone. I've also driven from Atlanta to Dallas without logging out of a chatroom, but at 7 miles per sentence, I wasn't very active.

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Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world

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"Much of the key management and rotation can be done by machines with little human interaction."

Where can I find unbiased information on this subject?

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Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up

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I was going to pose the same question

What if row one of my spreadsheet is /my/ guess at my competitor's sales figures.....will Watson correct them for me?

You may need a keyboard with 101 escape keys.

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Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers

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192.167.1.1?

Surely that's supposed to be 192.168.1.1, or the trojan is wasting its time.

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

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re: Crysis

Who cares? The real question is can they override the controller's invisible watermarking.

Actually, I'd like to see it run Crysis because I've never seen the game before.

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Let XKCD's Randall Munroe satisfy your curiosity in this excerpt from his book, What If

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heading to buy my copy now

This'll be one to put on the coffee table, along with Sorayama.

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Re: Bom bom bomb!

Why, Phil? Do you have one with his name on it too?

-- seriously, this is a JOKE.

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

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Re: I'm getting stabbed...

That's not true. This exploit would be like beating your attacker to death with the knife handle while the blade is stuck in your chest.

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Sun's MASSIVE solar storm belch to light up Earth's skies

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it's not exactly expected to wipe out life as we know it.

Damn. That's all I have to say.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

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Re: Funny or money

Who? I know you aren't referring to Eugene McCarthy.

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Boffins: Behold the SILICON CHEAPNESS of our tiny, radio-signal-munching IoT sensor

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Re: The real question...

Why not call them and ask?

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

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Re: Not as big a problem as it looks

I'm in the same boat; loads of experience in systems from embedded to mainframe, but I'm not ready to flash my nook. Currently, I simply don't install apps that don't have any need for permissions, but ask for them.

As an aside, can someone comment on the number of ads that have to be shown in-app before the author would break even if the app was $1.00 in the app store?

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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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Re: A question and a kudo

Why would it have to be tested under German law? They'd be asking for data stored in the U.S.A., so the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling would be the only one that matters...

This isn't a slippery slope, this slope is vertical and coated with teflon.

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Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches

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why not switch to https ?

Surely that would bypass the caching servers.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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what's the difference?

<beginquote> Would they label you a pirate? No.

What they are saying, however, is that if you are using a VPN so much and with high dl/ul then you should be flagged for further scrutiny, so the precise use of your VPN(s) can be ascertained.

Until such time as the usage can be shown to be legitimate, it will be considered suspicious. <endquote>

What's the difference between being 'labeled a pirate' and being 'considered suspicious'?

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Ultimate hardware hack: Home Depot nailed by vice merchants

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re: DEBIT cards

Of course, enough information was obtained to allow the new users of the card data to reset the PINs (from Krebs' latest post on this breach)

I only use cash, and that's exposed me to two fake $20s and very badly faked $10. It was 3am at QT and I'm sure the clerk knew it was fake.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Thanks Weekend Edition

You did respond "usually," right?

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Re: "will consider the suit seriously"

Yes, The New Turtle, we do.

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

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um... no

Actually, all they'd need is access to your bank login and your email account that you associated with it, and depending on the bank, they'd then be able to change your phone number, reply to the change email (log in to complete, etc) and then they'd be able to empty your account before you check that SMS when you wake up the next morning.

Face it, we're never going to win (those of us who play by the rules)

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Re: Some truth to some of what they say

There's a site for that: http://plaintextoffenders.com

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Re: I just use...

re: 3DSecure

That's because your entering a 12 character password absolves them of responsibility for the transaction.

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PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

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strap-on execution

Well played, sir.

As far as the left-handedness goes, was that for the U.K. market, or will righties like me simply not be able to use it well?

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VirusTotal mess means YOU TOO can track Comment Crew!

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um...

Won't they just stop using it? I'm not sure if that's a good thing out a bad thing.

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Look out: The Far Eastern white-box boys are coming for EVERYONE

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Re: Winter is Coming!!!

That would be a support center that speaks my language*.

* - The same, I think, would apply to you folks in Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

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Google: let's build our OWN quantum computer

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you can study buzzed

I wonder if Mike Beebe has anything to do with it.

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Cave scrawls prove Neanderthals were AT LEAST as talented as modern artists

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Re: Art or Design?

cart before the horse?

I think the researchers have never done anything mindlessly repetitve in their lives. I think that if they had to cut animal skins or treebark into similar pieces, they'd hold it up against the wall and run their flint knife down the groove, over and over again.

Either that, or they were trying to teach their offspring to count and only ever got to 1.

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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Re: WTF

But its only transparent if they tell you why your app has been rejected.

If they just reject it....well I think that's just stupid. If they're going to reject it for a limited set of reasons, why can't they make the rejection picker multple-choice?

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'Sony and Twitch' hacking crew Lizard Squad: 'We quit'

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Re: Just a covers band; look out for their take on "Jailhouse Rock"

I hope so.

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Claimed Home Depot credit card hack could be biggest retail breach yet

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oh great...

My girlfriend got a new card after the Target breach...I guess she's going to get another one.

Me, I just have to go to the bank every two weeks to withdraw cash...

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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Re: I would take the really old one by choice.

Absolutely,

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HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers

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Re: Great Step Forward

Dual boot ESXi?

You're doing it wrong.

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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You've got to give them a little credit

They actually admitted that they'd screwed up, and also how badly.

How many other government agencies/quangos do even that?

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Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline

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if you believe their job postings

They're running a mix of Cisco and Juniper, although the comment above about Linksys and Buffalo got me laughing. On the other hand, as a Comcast victim, I can tell you their network has been yo-yoing here northeast of Atlanta for a week.

edited because I can't tell Buffalo and NetGear apart...

edited again because apparently I can't tell above from below, either...

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New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

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I hope its not too late to start the second American Revolution?

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: Great, maybe...

Well, part of the problem (in the US, at least) is that running fog lamps without the main headlamps is against the law, which means that the law is stupid.

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Re: Daytime running lights

And I thought it was just to accellerate global warming.

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Brookhaven boffins boggle at baryons

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Re: Question

Oh, so relatively useless.

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Re: Sounds fascinating...

Neither did I, but I'm not quite sure.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

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consider this a 2nd upvote

And this a third.

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Re: it is a shame

Chris, that wasn't his point.

His point was, grotesquely: what's one more murder. And the answer is to convince people to stop killing other people. Of course, if every criminal took two months' holiday, how many police would go on the dole and courts be shuttered?

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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VC?

You do mean "Venture Capitalist," right?

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Re: On YouTube

Thank you.

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BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES

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Re: I really needed this

By "Friday," you must mean yesterday.

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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

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I hope the insurance requirement applies to all

I would love to hear the screams of rage from all self-insured companies.

How much do you think bus, train and plane tickets would have to rise to cover this?

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Carbon tetrachloride releases still too high, says NASA

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hooray for carbon capture

At least now we have a better grasp (or not) of what happened when you try to capture carbon.

maybe.

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