* Posts by theodore

2368 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Dark Fibre: Reg man plunges into London's sewers to see how pipe is laid

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That's interduct

...or whatever they call it over there. I'm pretty sure that they largest cable you can pull through one of those is probably an 864-fiber cable. I remember when the Bell Labs folks came up with that one, all of the applications and databases had to be updated to handle it. Of course, as soon as it had been released, another group in the Labs came up with a novel optical multiplexor design...negating most of the market for the very-high-count cables.

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SPACE the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of COMET PROBE ROSETTA

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Re: Ok, so I'm sold on location

Yes, but it won't melt for 80,000 years.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

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7200 is fast?

I thought that 15000 was fast.

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Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do

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darn, i just clicked on it

Or did I?

I started reading and thought that the rest of the sentence was going to say 'and if you hover over a link long enough, fujitsu's software will click it for you.' I thought that would save wear and tear on my finger. Or I'll have to stop taking my palsy medication just to fuck with them.

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Swots explain how to swat CPU SNITCHES

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Re: Tin Foil is tha answer to the question

This is why certain Zenith pcs in the 1980's had a metal box, inside the plastic case, covering all of the components and held in place with more screws than you'd want to remove and replace by hand.

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SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by key to HEALTHY BOOBS

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Hell, I had this idea when I was 10

It's how you read mail without opening the envelope.

I will grant that distinguishing ink (carbon) from burnt papyrus (more carbon) is trickier that that.

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

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Re: Can some one explain

The problem that I see is that the "whole host of commercial interested parties" have more ?accurate? data than Her Magisty's government.

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Facebook worth more than Portugal? Hell, it's worth a LOT more than THAT

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Re: 40c an hour?

Depends on what equipment they have, whether its recorded, and what the selling price rises to.

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Wizard of Oz OFFICIALLY 'most significant movie' EVER, says PNAS

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Re: Bullshit

And they sold out this past Christmas.

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Sorry, Qualcomm, Apple – your patents don't scare us

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Re: I do wonder, sometimes...

I don't know. Do you own a roadroller?

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'Yeah, I'm like, SO backing Microsoft over Google, YAH'

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Re: #JeSuisLeRameau

So, in your opinion, is there a difference between a cartoon mocking Jesus and a cartoon mocking Mohammed? And if there is, what is it?

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NBN's basement-dive begins in earnest

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Won't NBN have to offer the same wholesale prices to TPG?

see above...

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Apache retains perch atop global web server market

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measrued...

So, 45.6M fewer websites doesn't deserve mention?

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US drug squad cops: We snooped on innocent Americans' phone calls too!

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Re: earl grey how many of them went to jail

I presume that the reason they terminated the program was that it was 100% legal under the U.S. Constitution.

Or ???

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Microsoft turns the power of FINE PRINT onto enterprise licensing

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Re: NHS

Yes.

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CIA exonerates CIA of all wrongdoing in Senate hacking probe

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Dear Diane.

All you and your colleagues need to do is defund them. I'm sure the republicans can help you with that one, they've done it before.

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Sick of these new dot-words? Join the .club – it's the only one challenging .com

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Sorry, I'm all out of tears.

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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Re: We should also...

Send them to Atlanta Public Schools...

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Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

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No, that makes things easier

As long as it simply drops the messages and doesn't crash the mail daemon, I'll be ok.

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Insert 'Skeleton Key', unlock Microsoft Active Directory. Simples – hackers

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Re: A silver lining

But it'll be back after next week.

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Dot-word domains 'a shakedown, designed to get money out of people'

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Re: Well, what the heck where they expecting...

I agree, and I disagree. I personally think .com,.net,.edu.org should have been phased out, being replaced, at least for the U.S., with .com.us, .net.us, .edu.us, .org.us. ... at least 20 years ago.

As it stands now, with the .shit domains, its all just a clusterfuck.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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FAIL

Re: Oh not again

Not if the site doesn't accept https, you won't.

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Take it a step farther (unless thats further)

Wait until the chips on your credit cards are re-issued without encryption...

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: Could work both ways

Is that because she's still hanging upside down?

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Our EXCLUSIVE VID of MIRACLE TECH: Charge your phone in 16 SECONDS – WIRELESSLY

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Motorola startac

Just adding the piggyback battery took less time than that. Of course that doubled the size of the phone.

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Microsoft patch batch pre-alerts now for paying customers ONLY

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FAIL

Well, it will give them an extra week of obscurity for their patches so that when they have to pull one, it only looks 1 week old instead of 2 weeks old.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

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Re: Enquiring minds wish to know...

Never, unless it is converted to LNG and then explodes.

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Sony boss: Nork megahack won't hurt our bottom line

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Re: If what I've heard about the Sony hack is true, then he's full of hooey

Movies never make a profit anyway.

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4K off, Google Fiber: Comcast, Broadcom tout 2Gbps cable

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really

I think you mean 'an hour.'

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BAN email footers – they WASTE my INK, wails Ctrl+P MP

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Re: Please consider the environment before printing

True, but that only wastes electricity and time.

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Re: It's very easy to fix this, y'know...

What if you do it this way:

https://www.verysnarky.us.na.earth/contactinfo?name=Johns_Trading_Company&address1=1155_Dead_End_Rd&address2=13th_floor&address3=Kingston,_Jamacia&Phone=+1-876-922-2842

ps. Don't call the Kingston Police department...

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Aw, don't be iDict! Apple kills brute force iCloud cracker

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FAIL

So, iDict is now a DoS tool instead? The installation could be smaller because the new dictionary would only be 5 lines long...

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Right to be forgotten? That’s not Google’s call – data MEP Albrecht

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WTF?

“Google’s right to have nice search results”.

I don't think Google has had nice search results for quite some time. Personally, I'd prefer that Google produce meaninful, accurate and COMPLETE search results.

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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If by 'limited steering', you mean '1/4 turn then locked in position'...

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YES, we need TWO MEELLION ORACLE licences - DEFRA

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and...

You know that Oracle owns mysql, right?

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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tips and corrections link

Why? Do you know how painful it is to log into my email account from my galaxy s3?

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FREE EBOOKS: Apple falls into line with EU refund laws

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Why is that surprising?

I read Stephen King's Insomnia from cover to cover the evening I bought it.

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No cellphones in cells, you slag! UK.gov moots prison mobe zap law

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Re: instant wiretap?

You've got a point.

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instant wiretap?

Wouldn't the use of a cell phone inside a prison be a good enough reason to grant a wiretap? You'll either find that Joe Criminal is talking to his wife and kids, or talking to someone who is involved in an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Maybe we could have some lifers start calling their MPs.

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VMware planning 'biggest launch' on Feb 2

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Re: Biggest launch event?

Maybe they've migrated the server and client applications to html5 so the will run under Linux.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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What if the U.S.A. isn't the center of the galaxy?

What if we look at India or China? What percentage of Tech Mahindra (India) is black females? What percentage of Yonyou Software Co. (China) is black males?

If that's a mote, I've got a handy stone.

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Doctor Who's tangerine dream and Clara's death wish in Last Christmas

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OK, I'm lost. Was there no Tangerine Dream?

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Toffee, Apple? U.S. fanbois get their sticky fingers on Nork-teasing flick The Interview

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Re: Who would pay?

Can you compare those numbers to those of a 'hit movie'?

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Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

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Nice. I still hold onto the dream of going into space, and images like this are what keep it alive.

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Q*bert: The Escher-inspired platform puzzler from 1982

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Pint

aaah, yet another video gate that I sucked at

Keep up the good work.

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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What we've got here is...

Poisoned search results...

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Re: TSG is not SCO

Re: Sony

I just spit out my coffee...

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Re: groklaw and grokthelaw

Re: groklaw and grokthelaw

Sod that, I'll just wait for the movie...

Yeah, sure, I think Sony was going to release it...

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Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

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Re: really?

quote: ...there's no specific problem with allowing The Man to eavesdrop on that conversation.

Well, yes, there is, as was stated above, it definitively links the two individuals and gives the evil powers a reason to dig. A year ago, I'd have said you should store your private key on a /relatively/ easy to destroy USB key, but after the revelations about the firmware on the keys themselves, I wouldn't advise it.

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Hackney council leaked thousands of locals' data in FoI blunder

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and do it on pay-per-view

Then it would pay for itself.

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