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2045 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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Doesn't Utah still have firing squad as a method of execution?

If so, I suggest the senators from that state bring the charges against ALL of them.

I'll pay for the bullets and I already have a shovel.

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Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs

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Re: Michael C

re: diodesign

Pity I can only upvote this one time.

I need more accounts.

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Re: Your name on the coffee 'cup'

I just use God. Although I've found that while the rejects in Starbucks aren't offended....the staff in Chik-fil-a REALLY DON'T LIKE IT, AT ALL...which is the whole point.

I like reserving a table for "God, party of one" just to have them annouce it over the PA system. Calling God, party of one...

My other choices are 'Who Cares", "Make One Up" or "John Holmes*"

* - I use that name for test accounts when working on clients' computers because, why not.

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Securobods claim Middle East govts' fingerprints all over malware flung at journos

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Re: Middle East govts' malware?

And you link to a PDF file? Ha!

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FTC: We've put '$100 MEEELLION phone bill fee cram scam' on ice

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you didn't finish the article, did you?

Try again.

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Canada's boffins need A WHOLE YEAR to recover from China hack attack

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Re: Easy fix

Easy, but not simple. I have to keep updating my block-apnic-china list every time APNIC assigns a new address block to China.

One thing to be said for IPv6 is that my block list will be shorter and/or it will be easier to block an entire country with a single /8 or /16.

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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take a bow ladies and gentlemen

I sincerely applaud you for that headline.

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FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great

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Re: Fraud pays

Forget cutting the bottom line, cut the jugular.

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

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oh hell...

How much did it cost them to prove that incenerators do work.

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CAPTCHA challenges you to copy pointillist painter Seurat's classic

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Re: Another Tech That Should Die

I think you'll find that the ones that are bastard hard are the fault of the site admin. 4chan had the same problem because every post view called captcha. They rerwrote it to only call captcha when you clicked to post. This meant that the number of failed (including unanswered) capchas was considerably less than before, and they got easier because the success rate went up dramatically. I could find moot's post about it, but I've got to work.

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Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

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but the links themselves are chilling, effectively

If I recall, from when I cared about searching for porn, following the chilling effects links took you to a document that had the links unumerated. I'll admin that they were sometimes quite long and hard to type in manually, but I figured that if they were listed in a quasi-legal document, then I was sure to find porn there.

I hope google does the same thing for those ***** who want their own history rewritten.

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Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

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Re: What's the big deal?

You're right, but that's only part of the problem. What Incapsula failed to state (or wasn't quoted in the article) was the TOTAL number of requests from Google's (and Bings, etc) polling engines.

I've had sites polled by more than 4 separate googlebots in a relatively short timeframe.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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Re: WTF??!!

Yes, but it didn't sink in.

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Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

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Re: @John Smith 19

DavCrav, if you have programmers that would do that, you have bigger problems that bugs that an outsider might find.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

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Re: Er messing with hybrids for how long?

You don't have to do that. Some of them were brilliant.

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Re: MY EYES!!

I disagree, but then when I see one, I think '911 on hydrazine' whether its true or not.

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Re: TV - the illness of the 21 century...

Actually, I think you'll find that even if you don't smoke in your recliner, you can still enjoy one during the commercial breaks...if only because they are now 5 minutes long...

This is the only good thing about cable tv.

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Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

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EMC and federation

They suck at it.

I tried to describe it but the ratio of profanity to context got too high.

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

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Re: The money has been followed

"Netflix has direct customers that are unhappy with their service..."

What?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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Re: At the end of the day...

What the hell is TCI?

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Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

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Re: Use reset password link via email

I used to do that... Then I changed email addresses...

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Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

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Um

Is it a flaw in Kerberos or Microsoft's implementation?

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Popular password protection programs p0wnable

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Re: Anyone using any web based password manager is just an idiot.

And what good would that do me when I'm away from my desk?

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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News Corp? Didn't they own News of the World

I hear a kettle calling, you bastard.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Re: Ads?

What have you added to AdBlock+ to get the embedded ads in google to disappear? I tried this: google.com/aclk?sa=

but it doesn't work.

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Re: Prudes, parents and pastors

I do.

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

In detail, please.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: But the demanding public need to know...

What for?

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Re: misjudged

Is there any other kind?

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Re: WtF

No, see my post above. A single class-action suit wouldn't hurt them as much as 4 million small-claims damage suits.

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Re: If only...

I think you, and every other user of the service should take Microsoft to small-claims court. I'm sure 4 million cases would keep their attorney's busy for quite some time.

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

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Re: How to sort out DNS problems properly

Hell, even Firefox caches DNS these days.

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Would it be BAD if the Amazon rainforest was all FARMS? Well it WAS, once

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Re: Sahara etc

So THAT's where they come from!

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Dear Windows Journal, today I got owned: 29 security bugs swatted

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Re: Be aware Surface firmware updates can be delivered later to your device....

Also beware that WSUS 2012 will reboot your servers 72 hours after the updates are installed....unless someone logs in beforehand...

I know there's a 'tree dace' joke in here somewhere.

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When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

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You, AC and drunk.smile didn't come to the same conclusion

So, which name didn't return a link to the article?

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

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you negelcted to add

...without any additional personel, at all, anywhere, ever.

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Re: Radio 4 this morning.

I don't think Google misunderstood the ECJ ruling. I also think, but will let you confirm it, that only the comment was delisted, but because it doesn't have its own unique URL, that the article and everyone else's comments on it were also delisted.

The real question is whether a new site, presumably evenmorechillingeffects.org, be set up to index all of the takedown requests.

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So which miscreants wrote the CosmicDuke info-slurping nasty?

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Re: It sounded like a good idea down in marketing

For enough money, you can get strippers to do just about anything.

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

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Re: watching avidly on the tellies in their room

Buy a chromecast (or tv with similar functions) and your bed-time porn will be much more enjoyable, if only because you'll be able to use both hands.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: Computers are not white goods

Um....You can't buy children.

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Re: Parents

Just wait. I have a friend (the same as above) who has rheumatoid arthritis (at 32) and consequently has major problems using a mouse. I was working on her computer last week and realized that part of her problem was her 'mouse pad' which was slick on both sides, which made it slide across her desk, meaning that she had to use one hand to hold the mouse pad and the other to move the mouse. Her second problem was that her mouse's innards were coated with gunk from her desktop. I decided that it was easier for me to give her my optical mouse and buy a new one for myself, and had her put the mouse pad (ha) in the recycle bin. Even with her physical problems and hardware issues, she'd still managed to create a 250Mb powerpoint...and was only halfway done...

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Re: Turn off the computer, then turn it on again...

Even worse, they just clicked on the 'close' button even though you are in 'only type/click when/where I tell you to mode' and now, to get the error message, you have to have have them start over, from the beginning, again...

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Re: Bust-up

It's been done:

http://www.therealgang.de/php/myexp/FUN/Bilder%20-%20FUN/carlaunch.jpg

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Brazilian baddies bank Boleto billions

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Re: Krebs title is better

Whate shade of fraud is that?

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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oh fun

To take it one step further, using Microsoft's latest fucked-up reasoning, Why stop at the domain level when you can simply sieze the TLD? Anyone want to make a bid on .com? What about .net? .us, anyone? Weren't they trying to do this with .cc several years ago?

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SPACE: The FINAL FRONTIER. These are the TEN-YEAR images of star probe Cassini

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Wow! I've seen that picture before but never noticed that.

Thanks.

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Redmond reinstates infosec mailing list after Canadian law panic

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yeah!

I wonder if they're just moving the service to gmail.com...

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Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

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Re: Initialism overload

"OMFGWALOB"

Thanks for an acronym that I actually understand. (assuming that's an acronym)

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how did you get around that?

Did you change the init line to read:

....init=/bin/vi

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REVEALED: The sites blocked by Great Firewall of Iraq

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Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.

That's what I remember from Doonesbury: "Bechtel: for the very best in infrastructure" Of course, age may be clouding my recollection.

edit: spelling

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