* Posts by theodore

2482 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY

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Re: Awesome

Amateur, my girlfriend has learned to ignore me when I do that.

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FAA speeds up drone flight approvals for firms that don't need them

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Re: When a drone's a model....

I'm sure Georgia Power would love to replace their helicopter inspections of high-tension lines with two guys in a truck with 6 drones (so they can spend 8 hours flying without having to wait for battery packs to recharge).

It will also make it quieter. Having a helicopter hover for 10 minutes less 100ft from the house is RATHER LOUD.

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Utah faints: Google Fiber to lay cable in thrilling Salt Lake City

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Re: Mary Whitehouse Experience

A quick cop/paste into youtube and I've laughed milk out of my nose.

Thank you, sir.

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Re: Mary Whitehouse Experience

I have a stack of cds like that...they're still blank.

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Why no link to The Utah Saints?

Now, I have to google them myself.

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

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Facepalm

(No title required)

So, Microsoft can't actually write a web browser by itself?

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Re: Messed UP!

"They lumped the average person who wanted a second personal copy or the ability to replay a favorite show into the same category as the professional pirates."

That, sir, is the problem.

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

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i think that the important question is...

Who did they sell those certs to?

A P.O. box in Reston, VA?

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Re: Bah!

Time to call the RAF.

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NZ used XKEYSCORE to spy on World Trade Org election emails

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Meh

I wish I had the means and resolve to make that mess.

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Guardian: 'Oil reserves will soon be worth NOTHING!' (A bit like their stock tips, really)

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Re: The main point of the petition isn't economics, it's ethical

Only if they stop using products that were produced from, or by the use of, petroleum. For example, pens, cars, planes, electronics, and most basically, food.

Once they do that (and perhaps you'd like to do it as well,) then I'll listen to what they have to say.

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Doesn't the BOFH have a portable....nah, I don't want to spoil it

Thanks again, Simon.

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

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I'm not sure, but...

Surely the U.S. would not want his attorneys to introduce a bag full of thumb drives into evidence in open court.

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On 50th anniversary of first spacewalk, Aurorae light up two planets

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What Vodka is that colour?

Of course, in a pint glass...

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Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops

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Re: I don't get it.

Because the fu***ng government fu***ing writes the fu***ng rules and the fu***ng judges fu***ng interpret them in fu***ng secret, that's why.

Was it Gary Trudeau who said, regarding the word 'fuck,' that you use it like a comma.?

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Re: seal? anyone?

Damn, I should have scanned the comments before posting above (and later than you.)

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You're still missing the point, just like Mr Stewart did

It doesn't matter what the destination address is. It came off of your shipping dock, into a truck (FedEx/UPS/DHL) and contrary to that tracker app you update, it WILL spend 45 minutes in a location being poked, peeked, and/or prodded before being repackaged and put back onto said truck. One NSL to each company is all that it would take, so get off of your high horse, Mr. Stewart.

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Target tosses US$10 million at victims of breach

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Re: Impressive...

I agree with your sentiments, but what percentage of claimants would spend part, or all, of that payout money at Target?

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Gigabit web streaming in 2016? Live tests say yes

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Re: History

Upstream or Downstream?

Personally, I'm waiting for speedtest.net to start offering VPN services, since every operator probably prioritizes those packets.

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Yahoo! will ! close! Beijing! research! lab!

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Unhappy

CTRL-C ALT-TAB CTRL-V

I guess the 'technology transfer' is complete.

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Noobs can pwn world's most popular BIOSes in two minutes

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Re: This wouldn't be (much of) a problem...

Yes, but all of them will by cryptographically signed...won't that be exciting.

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Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

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Re: This makes me so happy

Didn't know that. (checks...) So it is. No wonder this version runs so well...

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I believe you're wrong, read it again. I plan to.

'U' meant turn it around at the end of the line and send it back.... a U turn.

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Microsoft shows off South Korean PC-on-a-stick

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darn.

I'm going have to buy a newer TV with more ports.

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Well.That.Sucks: New rude dot-word sparks outrage

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Re: dibs on 'really.sucks'

You should register still.sucks, always.sucks, and don't forget this.sucks.

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Joke

Maybe, but it won't be...

hoover.sucks.

I don't know what happened to the first version of this reply...I know I wasn't drunk.

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Yay! Wearables! It's the future! Uh-oh! I'm going to be sick

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I would imagine...

That the bed monitor would tell you that you're pregnant with twins, epileptic, and a gymnast.

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We've read all 400 pages of the FCC's baffling net neutrality rules – here's what YOU need to know

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Re: Missed

I wondered about that myself, but couldn't be arsed to dig for any relevant parts.

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Re: Just to echo earlier comments - catch a glance at pages 321- (dissenting opinion)

Yeash. Guess who the ghostwriter for that section...

Parts of it were quite amusing, if you didn't know who he is and what his job is.

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Forget viruses: Evil USB drive 'fries laptops with a power surge'

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Re: BOFH Potential?

Wouldn't that take all of the fun out of it?

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does it still function as a usb device?

Or does it work, ha ha, in less than 5seconds?

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US bares its net neutrality enforcement regime to world+dog

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Facepalm

skip to page 321

If you want a good laugh.

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Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

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Re: Larry Niven...

Wonderful, wonderful auto-doc.

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Clinton defence of personal email server fails to placate critics

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Re: Let's face reality,

I feel that way about most politicians and government employees.

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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Re: Bah!

I think the whole 'robot attitude' was the point of the whole excercise, and according to you, worked splendidly.

Now where's my towel.

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Doh! iTunes store goes down AFTER Apple Watch launch

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WTF?

Re: Next time use cloud

?

(this is a letter)...

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The voters hate Google. Heeeeyyyy... how about a 'Google Tax'?

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Re: Taxing at the wrong end

You've just rehashed the "corporations don't pay taxes" issue. The only solution to that is to force you to keep a receipt for every penny you spend and, at the end of the year, pay 20% of that to the tax man.

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Diablo fingered in offensive ASCII art trial doc shock

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Can you automate your process and apply it to every other redacted document?

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Microsoft unveils API to break hardware/software coupling in switches

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Re: Title too long

Isn't that Windows?

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PernixData chap: We are to storage as Alfred Nobel was to dynamite

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Re: "...as Alfred Nobel was to dynamite"

And actively campaigning against its use?

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OpenSSL audit kicks off for post-Heartbleed strengthening program

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Re: Start with

I thought that meant that they should save themselves some time and use libressl's changelog as a list of things (probably) known to be broken.

Am I incorrect?

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Never escape the boss again: Salesforce tracks down your best people any time, any place

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Even better for lazy people

After a day of not answering the phone or accepting video calls, the system, hopefully, will send you no more calls. You'll just have to change your id to 'all agents busy' so that getting '0' calls is perfect.

Also, " so that is a particular support staff is " should be "so that if...". I bet if you incorporated a wiki-style editing system, changes would be easier to flag and correct.

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Hated smart meters likely to be 'a costly failure' – MPs

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Re: failure or not

Even if you don't pay tax, unless no-one charges you VAT on your purchases, you are still paying tax

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Re: failure or not

Well, I just assumed (my mistake) that consumers would be paying for what energy they used. I meant that they would also be paying the entire cost of the program, hardware, software, profit, and don't forget waste and graft.

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failure or not

The taxpayers will be paying for it in the end, one way or the other.

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Meh

before I read any other comments

Let me just say one thing: Whoooooshh!

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BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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Re: Problem: GCHQ

They'll just have to work fast...

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Auction of a live gTLD could pave way for domain-name shakeup

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Re: dot slash reisen

Because it is confusing, like this: http://www.theregister.co.uk.

Where does the URL end? With the "k" or with the "."?

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Give biometrics the FINGER: Horror tales from the ENCRYPT

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Re: Weird.

Are you implying that this column was a joke that we all got?

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Re: Dental Records...

And you never had braces.

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