* Posts by theodore

2573 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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You don'r?

Mine is 'flesh'.

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Re: Damned lies

You're more sensible than I am. At one time, all of the answers to my security questions were strings of obscenities. I think I'm going to start using strings like: theresabombunderyourchair

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Re: But technically....

Road & Track did one back in the 1990's ( I think...it may have been Car & Driver.) They had all of their columnists in a parking lot with cones and picked one to abstain. Everyone else drank. Their conclusion was that alcohol will impact your driving, but not necessarily in a bad way. Of course after that statement (which I've probably butchered) they said that they couldn't come out and say that .1BAC meant you were unable to drive.

What they proved was that alcohol effects everyone differently....and I agree. It make some people flinch at shadows but it makes me invincible.

Cheers

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the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more

Oh, and touchscreen phones are infinitely harder to touch-type on.

With my former-former Nokia phone I could touch type with my eyes closed in the dark. Doing the same while driving was easy since I could hold both the steering wheel and the phone in one hand (the other hand was for the cigarette.)

Since I upgraded to a touchscreen phone, I can send a message by hitting the microphone icon and 8 tries later...maybe...send the message. Usually, I don't bother.

<rant>

As for distracted driving, two kids in the back seat is distracting. Picking up the map off of the floor is distracting. As someone said above, using a badly designed UI while driving is distracting.

The problem is that some losers' kid died and they started crying about it, and, oh, look, we can pass a fucking law. God forbid making the driving test comprehensive enough to weed out the bad drivers in the first place.

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US plans to apply export controls to 0-days put out for comment

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Let me be the first:

Fuck Off.

This is probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard. As I read it, it means that Sophos wouldn't be able to share information with McAfee or vice versa.

Way to go fuckwits.

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

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Re: And the Perpetrators

The caveat to your comments "What was there being done that was actually criminal? By the laws as they were at that time which is the only way you can charge someone with anything?" is that if (and I believe they did) they had any input into any change into any regulation that allowed them to get into that position, then they should have been punished. I think Sir Terry put it best: "... Lands confiscated, house pulled down, page torn out of history."

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Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action

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Re: Insane waste?

A co-worker is someone with whom you work. A colleague is someone who works with you and vice versa.

Think about it for a minute and then decide what's wrong with society today.

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Messerschmitts, Sinclairs and a '50s living room: The Bubblecar Museum

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video for "never let me down"

Which one was in this Depeche Mode video?

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Turkey president: Nuts to 4G networks, we're cutting straight to 5G

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WTF?

What does LTE stand for again?

I thought it was Long Term Evolution. But now I think it was just a marketing term because fuck if I know.

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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Re: May 3,

Ok, some of us aren't locals. What WAS going on on the 3rd? An election?

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Black Helicopters

Good thing he's dead, then.

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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

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Absolutely classic.

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Maybe I'm a nit

But what the hell is a nit, and why would I want 1000 of them?

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Row at UN domain-name body WIPO: Probes shut down, payout from controversial chief

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The French?

Aren't they famous for executing, well, everybody. not just the messenger?

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Dying to make time lapse videos? No? Well, Microsoft is doing it anyway!

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Oh joy...

I'll finally be able to watch NRK's Minutt for Minutt recordbreaking documentary in less than a day.

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Get paid (airline) peanuts with United's new bug bounty program

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WFT?

Surely someone's made a joke. If they only wanted the whitest of white-hats to submit bugs, I think they've nailed it.

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Re: No - there will only be ONE version of Windows 10

Windows Where The Fuck Have They Moved It To And What Is It Called This Time?

ftfy

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Re: The First Against The Wall...

Are you sure?

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

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Re: Suppressing ... earlier versions

So, if you modify the 'number of breasts' gene in humans to behave like those in cats, you're saying we could breed women with 6 breasts? I can just imagine a young man dieing of starvation while trying to unhook the clasps.

Hell, if we're going to modify genes, how long will it take the pornography industry to hire a man with elephant or blue whale genes?

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Re: Mmmmmm - DinaChicken

Maybe, but eventually it will eat you.

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Why Joe Hockey's Oz tax proposals only get five out of 10

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interest on what?

If you mean interest on national debt, well, that's a different problem.

I agree that all of the issues (I almost said problems) are intertwined and solving them all at once is probably impossible, and solving them one at a time only exacerbates things.

IMHO...

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WikiLeaks, er, leaks the Bundestag Inquiry into NSA naughtiness

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figures...

My German is insufficient to read the undersea cable doc...Google translate, here I come.

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Microsoft's run Azure on Nano server since late 2013

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Ah, the joys of English grammar.

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OpenFlow busts out of the data centre with 15,000-route Pacific test

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what?

" National security laws that require carriers to tell the government if they make any changes to their network ..."

Can you put that into context? Does this mean they can't swap failed hardware without email confirmation from the government? Does it prevent them from deploying BGP?

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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Dear Google, I think the US Air Force has some A-10's it wants to unload. I'm sure you could fix this problem with just a few uses.

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So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

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Re: Will Tim nail his colours to the mast...

That would be interesting.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Cuy Chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig

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Re: The only bit I liked

And vice versa?

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'Photof*cket' men manacled, indicted over Photobucket password-protected pic plunder

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Re: Does this set a precedent ....

Damn, you beat me to it...

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No, really, that 12.9-inch MaxiPad is totally on the way now

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I don't foresee a second hand market for these.

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Cop in gay porn film advised to put his helmet away

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That's not "police" equipment...

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

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Re: Philip K Dick Warned of this Nonsense

Or die in.

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Rent a door lock?

WTF? What if I stop making payments on it? Will you come take it out of the door? Or will you try to lock me out of my own house?

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Cisco plugs remote code execution flaw in UCS Central control freak

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where'd my first comment go?

<pSuccessful exploitation of the problem

Not really successful...

I tried to add this to my first comment, but .... where is it?

not a clue.

is 30,00 metric? is that in base 6?

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NSA domestic dragnet NOT authorised by Patriot Act, rules US Appeals Court

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I read the whole decision

And the Justices didn't actually call the DoJ laywers idiots...but they got close.

I think that if/when this gets to the Supremes, that some disgruntled acolyte of David Snowden should show up at the courthouse with a binder detailing all of the justice's movements over the last 10 years and just hand it to one of the ACLU/EFF attorneys, and turn around and leave.

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Running Google PageSpeed Service? Come August 3rd your site is knackered

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Less successful? Or less profitable?

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Tencent stripped of antivirus rankings for cheating on tests

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is anyone surprised?

I'm not.

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IETF updates TLS/SSL best practice guidance

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DTLS?

Hell no.

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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Joke

How about c:\users\me\appdata\local\google\chrome\hidden\fuckoff\dontdeletethis\uninstall.exe

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Re: Picture Grr!

I disagree. I think this was an exceptionally pointed example of the ads referenced in the article, for once.

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EU geo-blocking: Ansip's crusade liable to disappear through 'unjustifiable' loophole

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I can't wait for the Portugese champagne

BTW, what's the name of the English bar with the Greek satellite receiver?

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EC probe into murky cross border e-commerce kicks off

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Re: Exchange fees too

Why not use Euros? I thought that was the whole point.

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POW: Smut-seeding copyright troll slammed as 'extortionate'

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If only Roy Bean was presiding...

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

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You, that website's author, and everyone else have missed the point entirely

I think having a president who will, unflinchingly, lay off 30,000 government employees would be fucking awesome.

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Analogue modems allow UNSTOPPABLE Android attack ... at 13bps

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Re: Ive got a side channel attack.

You should file a patent application for that.

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OMFG – Emojis are killing off traditional 'net slang

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regarding the inability to string together a sentence

Nothing has changed. People either care, or they don't. There's not much you can do to fix the problem, except perhaps by using mass executions.

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Re: I like

So, nothing's changed?

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Re: X-Files

HA! I'm safe because I keep my booze in the bedroom.

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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re: bigtimehustler

The problem isn't that we care, or don't care, about what you're browsing. What we care about is that the data that you requested is the data that you actually receive without having been MitM'd by their ISP, the backbone carrier, the [insert evil bastards here], or your ISP. Truly, without a secure connection, you don't know what you're going to receive.

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Australia cracks tech giants' tax dodge code

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Re: Taxing the wrong thing

All taxes are paid by the buyer...am I the only person who understands this?

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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

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no

That would be COBOL.

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