* Posts by theodore

2323 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

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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Coffee/keyboard

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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Apple v BBC: Fruity firm hits back over Panorama drama

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In other words...

Translation: "Approximately 930,000 people in our supply chain are working 60 hours a week or less to our knowledge."

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Are they paid hourly?

That's a 16% pay cut. Now remind me, how long is the line at the hiring desk?

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

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Re: Makes your head spin

Sure, as much fun as watching the NHS IT budget spiral into the heavens?

Tell me that this type of ridiculous action doesn't impact taxpayers...ha.

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Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

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Re: Some day

Good luck with that.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: Thank God for the NSA's Internet surveillance program

I bet that 100TB just showed up as duplicate data.

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URL LOL: Delta splats web flight boarding pass snoop bug

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Re: Flight security not breached

Wait a minute. Didn't AT&T have someone jailed for something very much like this?

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NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

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OK....

1) Volta crater

2) Attacks crater

3) Women crater

4) Bar crater

5) Route crater

6) Mallow crater

....this is getting hard...

7) M&M crater

...ok, I quit.

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Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

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Is that more or less than Experian charges?

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Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

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Re: Human data?

Kevin, on the contrary, that large of a dataset should increase the big data market.

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LOHAN's Plucky Playmonaut touches down at Spaceport America

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Re: You sure must love driving

Did you consider that Denver is called The Mile High City for a reason?

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Hold the front page: Spain's anti-Google lobbyists lobby for Google News return

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What does Lester think?

See above.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Superb!

Do you work for Coca-Cola? Or Pravda?

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Re: Still no https? really wide margins

Did my post get autoposted or did I inadvertently click Submit?

...continued... also while the ?new? font is fine, the spacing is just too much. Unless you're going to make every word/line clickable, there's no point in having that much space between lines.. Unless you're trying to make up for lack-of-content.

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Still no https? really wide margins

Tell me. Is your monitor rotated 90 degrees? Mine isn't. Surely your webserver knows that my display is 1600x900, not 800x900

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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can he see in the dark?

Or do you have to provide illuminated signs?

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WTF?

correct me if I'm wrong...

But did they just say that data protection rules only apply if you find out you've been recorded?

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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re: /sarc tag

Really? I could feel the sarcasm. I didn't have to be told it was sarcastic.

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Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

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if you want to watch?

Check out the TED Talk he gave.

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Re: That bastard gave me OCD

Especially if you download the app for your Samsung Smart TV.

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Re: Pretty good for public sector IT

No kidding....

But you seem to think that Joe Single getting 100 and Jane Withkids-Sister getting (as a household) 500 wouldn't work? Why not? Admittedly, having all of the ex-consultants and ex-government workers receiving it as well would increase the cost, but look at what would be saved.

In fact, can someone find out how far that 600million would have gone as benefits, compared to how far it went in salaries?

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'I don't NEED to pay' to watch football, thunders EU digi-czar

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Re: Oh, you mean

re: Yet Another Anonymous coward

You have hit the nail on the head.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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Re: Somewhere in a parallel world

So, do you take these free firelighters/rolling papers?

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Wheels fall off bid to sue Apple over iTunes anti-piracy shenanigans

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how long?

I hope Apple has known that for 10 years, patiently waiting for the perfect opportunity.

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Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had GOOD REASON

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Yes!

Wouldn't that mean they'd have to start over?

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Sony Pictures MEGAHACK: Securobods pull out probes, analyse badness

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ooh

That was cruel.

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Re: BKDR_WIPALL.

Which line? The one about raping his neighbor?

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Google kills CAPTCHAs: Are we human or are we spammer?

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Re: No prizes

Can you give us a hint?

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Re: 99.8%

Too true.

I used to stay up nights and weekends solving captchas. It was a fun challenge...and I didn't have anything better to do. For a couple of months, I was doing 1000+ per night.

These days, I typically have to refresh the captcha's 4+ times just to get one that I'll attempt to solve.

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MEPs want 'unbiased search', whatever that is – they're not sure either

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Stop

Noooo.

Why would I want a search engine to return other search engines in its results?

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Globe-spanning SEA-ME-WE 3 sea cable feared cut, broken or ...

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Re: Can't be dolphins at that depth.

Or it could be the wreckage of that missing airliner...but thats kind of unlikely.

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Weather Channel forecast: Bleak, with prolonged XSS

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Re: What a coincidence!

Is that why my bookmark for my local weather no longer works.

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User flexibility without the risk

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Re: Satire?

Hmmm. I think it fits in all four places.

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Re: Satire?

Did you mean 'reasonably manage', 'resonably control', or 'reasonably aware'?

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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What are they going to do? Have the drivers make 10 random turns and the navigate home via a specific intersection? While tuning to Radio Luxembourg? And eating a sandwich while lighting a cigarette?

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Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds...

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Re: Nothing on C&C

Do you mean like the taps on the undersea fibers?

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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Re: missing the boat

I'm not over 50.

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Google's whois results say it's a lousy smut searcher

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Re: try "tracert -h 255 204.244.252.35"

Thanks for that one. I haven't seen that one in years.

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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Re: That’s not a conversation you have with the spouse and kids around the dinner table."

You forgot to add " Or porn stars."

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Google dodges 'costly' legal precedent, settles Daniel Hegglin case

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Re: I can see why he is upset

I see what you mean. Banker + Morgan Stanley = _______

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Re: A bit strange...

I do wonder if credit reporting companies will be next.

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The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

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Re: Sterility, the modern scourge!

Re: Ledswinger

You too, huh?

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George.Best walks into a sex.bar, spots a bearded dwarf sysadmin and thinks: Warcraft.cool

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similar to releaseing 1.0.0.0/8

Because 1.1.1.1 instantly became a muti-gigabyte sink.

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Google, Rockstar to bury zombie Nortel patent lawsuit

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yeah.

I still think their e and pi bids were just cool. And I do think they were making fun of their opposing bidders.

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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didn't wired or ars do an article on this last month?

I think the author located one of the businesses that had an accessible camera and called them, only to be bitched at for bringing it to their attention. IIRC, it was in a pizza joint in NJ.

EDIT: or was it nytimes.com? I don't remember.

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Re: Russian Website???

Yes, but then you end up sitting and watching traffic pass sedately through an intersection in a country you'll never visit...for hours.

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