* Posts by theodore

2791 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

MIT boffins identify Tor hidden services with 88 per cent accuracy

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Big Brother

Re: No surprise at all

Try harder.

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A third of workers admit they'd leak sensitive biz data for peanuts

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I favor a different approach. If you offer me money for something that I shouldn't give you, and the money is 'enough,' then I'll show up to make the transfer after picking up some folks from corporate security and the local police. BTW, I will be keeping the money.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Did you really suggest that that 'we need to reboot now' window is going to steal focus from the game he's playing? Don't tell me Microsoft hasn't fixed this yet.

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Re: "You'll get used to it"

Hell, I swear at my Win7 system at least once per day.

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Sysadmin Day 2015: Fun things to do – and prizes to win from El Reg

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Pint

If you're a sysadmin, you don't need to play drinking games, you know how to do it already.

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Hurrah! Uber does work (in the broadest sense of the word) after all

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Re: Again?

The airlines want the seats filled. Similarly, the cruise lines want all of the cabins booked.

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SDN hits rock bottom and FCoE is obsolete, say Gartner mages

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what?

I'd love to watch Gartner put tech in a blender to generate reports like this...not.

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Biometric behavioural profiling: Fighting that password you simply can't change

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I thought it was just me having that problem.

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Re: Password managers

I was going to say the same thing. My banking password is long, complicated and a bitch to type, so I never type it. Can this method identify my computer/OS because I cut and paste the password?

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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Re: Compulsory updates? No, thanks.

Oh, gee, thanks. I'm sure I would sleep better at night if you hadn't said that.

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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FAIL

/quote

"We live in a dangerous world. We continue to face grave security threats like terrorism, cyber-attacks, and nuclear proliferation that our intelligence community must have all the lawful tools it needs to address," Monaco offered.

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The world has always been dangerous. They may be lawful tools, but they weren't used in a lawful manner.

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60Tbps internet cable from Asia to America will plug into Telx barn

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Faster anime!

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FCC now regulates ISPs – but don't take your complaints to the watchdog just yet

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I shouldn't call him ijit pie, but please.

As far as the difference between telco and internet:

telelphone number = ip addresses and mac addresses

audio = everything else

Looks simple to me.

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Slashdot, SourceForge looking for new owners after parent dumps them on the web's doorstep

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FAIL

this is why

/quote The issue came to a head when the popular Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) pulled its code from the site, saying it was no longer "a useful and trustworthy place to develop and host FLOSS applications."

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As has been stated above (and probably will be below.)

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Sysadmins: Your great power brings the chance to RUIN security

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Facepalm

Just email the pdf to the ceo and I'm sure she'll read it.

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Cybercrime forum Darkode returns with security, admins intact

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If they don't out Brian Krebs, who says he's been a member for quite some time, then they're just fooling themselves.

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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And....You're late for whatever it was that you ordered the vehicle.

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NSA: We'll move your metadata into /dev/null when you stop suing us

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Don't hold your breath...

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New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

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Re: Maths != IT

I've only been in IT for 27 years, and I think I'd be better at it if I were better at math.

I only failed Calculus II 5 times before giving up...

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Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API

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Dear Google.

Please just delete the API. I'd prefer that my browsing experience not be like using a Terminet 1200 connected via modem to a DPS-8/47, thank you.

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Re: Good.

I can't upvote you enough, so have an extra thumbs up.

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'Plague Scanner' controls multiple AV engines, for $0.00

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Seriously?

What does this take? A single-user license from each AV company with their software loaded onto a series of minimal VMs, each with a writeable network share, and a scheduled task to scan that share every 10 minutes.....and a machine to do the distribution?

Please tell me I'm wrong.

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MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

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Will audio from his synthesizer be available as well?

I need to listen to Division Bell again.

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Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

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Re: CPU?

Mine's an 8080 mod 1 (1Mhz)

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Re: No wonder we are running out of IPv4 addresses

Why only nearby? I would think that you could send the same 'turn left hard and then brake' command to every single one of them.

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ICANN further implicated in .Africa controversy

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Re: Politics as usual?

The 'preferred' applicant was a voting member of one of the committees that voted on both applications.

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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Anyone remember the OJ Simpson chase?

What if that Explorer had this system?

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Coat

Re: CAN Bus

Is is used in busses? Is it called a BUS Bus?

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sure...

No user on the Sprint nework runs a proxy server, do they?

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Re: war driving

Why bother going after a specific vehicle? Why not just disable the brakes on ALL of them.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Re: Incite a rebellion

Thanks, I've added that to my Lovecraft collection.

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BURN ALL BLOGS! WordPress has a critical cross-site scripting flaw

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Joke

Re: "WordPress has a critical XSS flaw"

Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Frietag, Samstag, Sonntag.....nope, no 'y's at all.

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Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

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Re: JavaScript?

Is this why most, if not all, browsers now throttle background tabs which makes using tabs unusable for anything except text pages?

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Re: Amazon

Some web pages only render one screen at a time (ok, plus 1/2 of a screen above and below). tumblr and google images are semi-good examples. Both of these sites will kill my Firefox on Fedora after scrolling through 10 to 20 pages.

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Choc Factory research shows users just don't get security

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I think we do well...

To combine both lists.

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NIST in suspected 'meth lab' blast: US Congress is demanding answers

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Re: lamar looks up

Its only of 'great concern' because NIST employees are supposed to know bettern than to blow themselves up (or let their labs blow up without them)

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Hacking Team had RATted on Android: Trend Micro

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Re: "Major IT partner of olympic games"

I was thinking AT&T...

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Microsoft launches Advanced Threat Analytics

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Re: The key question is ..

1) Surface

2) Nokia

3) this

4) X-Box

5) other non-Windows acquisitions.

If they took all of that money and instead spent it fixing Windows, we'd all be better off.

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Cyber poltergeist threat discovered in Internet of Stuff hubs

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CVE vs CWE

Is the author or Trustwire responsible for referring to weaknesses as vulnerabilities?

I had to look up CWE.

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

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reL eJ2095

Why would they need a copy, wouldn't an has be smaller by at least 2.5k times.

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Hark, the Hacking Team angels sing, it’s not us who’ve actually sinned

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maybe they're afraid

Have any of the documents shown that they charged 'oppressive' régimes more than (ha!) other régimes for the same kit?

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You can secretly snoop on someone if they butt-dial you – US judges

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I usually get purse- or center console-dialed

And I have had some very interesting conversations with my girlfriend's passenger seat.

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Facebook fails to block NY DA's fat warrants for profiles of suspected September 11 fraudsters

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Re: We are all screwed.

Do you want to go back and read that again? They aren't alleged terrorists, but alleged cheaters.

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'Apple lures labels from free streams – and why is no one doing anything about it' shrieks group

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Dear Apple, I have a bat with spikes if you need to borrow one.

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Catch 'em while you can! Presenting Druva's virtual open door detector

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Meh

Re: Marketing release

"Native advertising. Harder for those pesky ad-blockers to filter out."

I don't know whether to upvote you, for being spot-on, or downvote the idea, for the same reason.

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Google swears blind it doesn't give SEO advantage to new internet dot-words

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"One third of the roughly 1,500 applications for new internet top-level domains were for brand names – including many of the world's biggest brand names: IBM, Heinz, Lego, Ferrari, Intel, and of course Google."

"and of course Google." belies the fact that Google bought .google with a rider that says it won't sell .google domain names to anyone.

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Dough! Dominos didn't register dominos.pizza – and now it's pizz'd off

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Re: no pizza in name

I hope the company that paid for dominos.pizza bring this point up.

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Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read

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Re: Scotland and other "natural" disasters.

Hell, the Californians don't handle that too well either.

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Are you a Tory-voting IT contractor? Congrats! Osborne is hiking your taxes

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What is a zero-hour contract?

Is that where they pay you for just signing your name?

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Grooveshark cofounder Josh Greenberg dead at 28

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Re: Huh?

Maybe his pride was too big to swallow?

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