* Posts by JaitcH

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Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards self-destruct – and more

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Watch out! The Ghost of Jobs will be after you for patent infrigement - How to hold Portable Device

Obviously, as with Job's blaming iThingy users for holding the defective model incorrectly, MS has to issue a similar admonishment.

At such time, Apple will jump up and say: We invented Wrong Way Holding!

Buy an Android, they have no restrictions.

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Walmart workers filmed playing iPad frisbee

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Finally, a healthy use for a ...

iCrap product.

Now, how about a Mac for weight lifting or football.

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China blocks all Google services as new leader anointed

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And does the US impose sanctions?

This simply highlights how stupid and short-sighted US policies are when it sanctions Iran.

No travel or monetary sanctions for China.

AND they have the NUCLEAR BOMB!

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Cisco sets ex-CIA spook to hunt down leaking staffer

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Guess it's harder to accuse Alcatel-Lucent of ...

having 'backdoors' in it's equipment (as they all do) when it's a US-company.

Perhaps CISCO could complain that Alcatel is French? We all know how the US loves France.

CISCO - overpriced stuff MADE IN CHINA!

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Worried dad invents pepper-spray iPhone case

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Another stupid iThingy accessory ...

that is ideally positioned to be bought buy people who have the challenged mentality to buy anything Apple.

Makes you wonder why Apply is so hell bent on 'thin' when people buy accessories like these.

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US whacks sanctions on Iranians for web, TV censorship

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And the USA wonders why it is so despised world-wide?

On the scale of international affairs this is just so petty. No wonder the bastards get bombed and attacked.

Of course this international defender of freedom doesn't do anything illegal like planting Stuxnet, etc., and it expects countries to allow it to carry on without retribution?

All smart terrorists have long moved any assets from the States and, knowing they would be denied visas in any event, don't include the US in their itineraries unless they are planning an encore to 2001. Singapore is a far better destination for bent money.

Israel has nuclear weapons, and no inspections or restraints, nor does India or Pakistan. I'd rather Iranian ragtops had nuclear weapons than Pakistan. At least they are stable.

China now manufactures high-voltage, high-current trigger switches - one brand in the US is coloured a delightful light blue - which are used to trigger a nuclear explosion. So yet another US-restricted component is freely available.

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iPhone senses you typing on table, bit of wood etc, turns vibes to text

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Unlike many Apple products, this at least has ...

novel thought behind it.

I was thinking what other sources of vibration might produce unique outputs. I would suggest some but El Reg is not in the same genre as Health and Efficiency magazine!

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Apple seeks cooling fan patent for iPhone, iPad

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A properly designed piece of portable equipment ...

rarely requires fan cooling except where excessive heat is generated. If Apple considered functionality ahead of 'thin' they might not need forced air cooling. I occasionally use a 2-way radio with a minimum high output of 9 watts RF and it doesn't require cooling.

As we all know, heat is wasted energy and already Apple has battery problems. Adding a motor will only exacerbate battery drain.

Likely this is just an Apple patent everything move.

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Prime Minister on Twitter: Me and Obama, we're like THAT

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'Outstanding partnership' = between a master and a sychophant ?

A very easy test.

How many military bases does the UK have in the US? How many military bases does the US have in the UK?

Some 'partnership'.

And, Cameron, after you've fixed the extradition treaty, how about tossing that load of US spy dishes, in Yorkshire, into the garbage and reclaiming at least a modicum of British pride.

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iPhone maker Foxconn hatching US factory expansion plan?

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Coals to Newcastle or teachiing the Americans high-tech

There is a talking book I have insisted my partners listen to, we can actually read, called That Used to Be Us. How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum .

The book, written two or three years ago, predicted this reverse transference of knowledge would happen, following America's decline in so many areas..

You can download it from PirateBay - get the talking book version, it's so much easier to follow - believe me it's a must read, just change America with the UK and it is just as appropriate.

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Storage upstart Huawei snatches NFS filer crown

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Any day now the US Congress will have a hearing about ...

security, back-doors, etc. built in to storage systems.

Americans can't accept that other companies/countries can successfully compete without copying.

Well done, Huawei!

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Revealed! Prime Minister's iPad 'dashboard' for controlling Britain

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Cameron ... the one finger typer

He needs a screen so he doesn't have to read big words.

Pure bloody Apple PR. At least we know the Americans can read what he is doing - they love tapping cell systems. Ask the Greek government.

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Medical scan record that the NHS says will cost £2k to retrieve: Detail

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In Canada, stored images ...

only cost CAD$5 and, unless they are hard copies, can be e-mailed to you after payment is made.

Looks like the NHS is screwing patients, again. And whose copyright is it, anyway, the camera operator or the 'model'?

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Edible iPhone case goes on sale in Japan

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An ideal product neatly attuned to the ...

mentality of the dummies who have the stupidity to buy an iThingy in the first place.

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Adobe switches Flash fix schedule to Patch Tuesdays

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What with Start-Up Repairs from MS and FLASH Tuesdays, I might as well go fishing

My wife's rugged little ASUS netbook spends the most of each Tuesday running Start-Up Repairs that kick in the first time she boots up after the Tuesday download. My daughters ASUS netbook is spared a lot of pain as we update her OS starting in the evening.

With FLASH, sometimes it seems to be a week of Tuesdays, but at least it isn't followed by Start-Up Repair. Pity they ccan't get it right the first time.

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'iPhone 5 is so easily scratched we just can't get them out the door'

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If this Apple product is 'so delicate' is it even fit for daiily use?

Perhaps Apple has outfoxed Foxconn with it's mania to achieve the impossible? Could this be the time Foxconn says to Apple: "YOU make it!". Of course, Apple makes next to nothing.

If it is so difficult to handle the case in production, how can it handle the daily rough and tumble of even a suited office worker's pocket, let alone people in more challenging physical pursuits?

And, if it is so difficult to make, just how feasible is it to repair? Apple doesn't make 'green' stuff, it's service depot is the large dumpster outside the back door.

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UK prosecutors, cops ponder new probe into NASA hacker McKinnon

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The never-ending David Blunkett effect

David Blunkett was the bum who negotiated this subservient extradition agreement.

The case should be dropped for lack of prosecution.

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Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told

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Apple needs new legal talent

Apple's lawyers seem to be on a losing streak.

How many other patents are out there that have been stolen by Apple, along with the company name and logo?

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GCHQ lines up BAE and pals for 'Cyber Incident Response'

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All the usual suspects pigging out at the trough

It's amazing how the usual suspects can adapt to the latest government needs. Next we will see G4S offering services.

I guess their favourite all purpose company, Centrica, is now a security outfit, too.

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Phone lacking NFC pay-by-bonk tech? It can go on a SIM

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Carrier NFC SIM costs too high?

Canadian Rogers, notorious for gouging any type of it's customers charges CAD$50 for a SIM card!

There should be enough profit there for NFC.

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Apple rejects NAKED HIPPIE ebook, despite apple coverup

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Cameron's UK and other Nanny States, plus Apple, are most likely ...

delirious knowing that millions of Fanbois' puerile minds are protected from seeing Nature's handiwork.

Not surprising when you consider Apple found t necessary to make their latest connector non-polarised as they believe their clients can't figure how to mate USB connectors.

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Kim Dotcom's new Mega site barred by Gabon

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USA's Hilary Clinton to Gabon: "Your grant cheque is in the mail"

If CNN's projection, just announced as I write this, there is another 4 years and 7 weeks in which the Obama government can authorise cheques can be sent.

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Ohio voting machines have 'backdoor', lawsuit claims

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So much for the USA being the world's leading technology country!

It's amazing that after the Florida Fiasco that brought Bush in under very dubious circumstances you would have thought this software would have been fixed.

Of course, that Ohio only installed the software a few days before an election whose date had been public knowledge for decades is suspicious, especially since the Republicans arranged the software 'patch' and they have been linked to widespread voter fraud.

The pencil and paper system, plus scanner is superior, in many ways. The carpenters type pencil with a large soft lead, which is used to mark off ovals on the voting paper.

The advantages are that the voter can see where he/she marked, the paper cannot be changed, the voters choices are easily machine read and, in case of failure, the sheets can be manually read.

They are al;so useful for use in appeals.

The system is used in Canada and the technology has never been challenged.

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Google bod exposes Sophos Antivirus' gaping holes

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Better to test a product in house ...

before sale rather than wait for people to report defects.

Who does Sophos think they are? Microsoft?

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iPhone 5 unlocked US prices placed on Apple website by accident

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In China only around USD$5 per unlock

through an authorised cell carrier via iTunes.

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Windows Phone 8 has a secret feature which may activate at any time

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Time to add Public Hotspot Software?

Time to down load Antamedia HotSpot software, or similar, to control who and what can leach from your WiFi systems ... or to iThingies special slow rates.

Always good to put controls n place like no graphics, no FB or e-mail only.

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US gov advised to SUE GOOGLE by FTC over patent trade wars

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Try switching a few letters!

[Google] Apple attempted to have some US imports of Microsoft and [Apple] others Android products barred from stores because, the company claimed, its key smartphone technology patents ....

Apple has over 800 patent claims against it. (Forbes)

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Greek journo who published list of Swiss bank account holders cleared

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The secret bank accounts now in Singapore

All the fat cats from Germany, France, Greece are stashing their money is Singapore.

Where? Try to fill in the missing letters: Bank of S--ga-ore. You don't even have to use your real name!

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Google defamed Australian man with links to gangster

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Wife, President, Germany, Hooker

The wife of former German president Christian Wulff is taking legal action against Google.

Bettina Wulff shows if you search under my title in Google, as does Bing!

May be she should move to Australia to collect.

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Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site

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I wonder if UK Home Sec May has 'Future Proofed' this?

Poor old May, she claims the new spy and wire tap bling they are buying is 'Future Proofed'.

This venture, along with Silent Circle, is the new reality.

Let's see what GCHQ can do with this. All those little clouds filled with impenetrable secrets from the Middle East and 'terrorists'.

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Snooper's-charter plans are just misunderstood, sniffles tearful May

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May is ether dumb, or a liar

Most likely both.

"Future proofing" is unattainable. Can they eavesdrop on Silent Circle equipped smartphones? Skype s now insecure. SFone is still pretty good.

How about people who use pager/pay[hone combinations? This where one party calls from a payphone and sends a message, in numeric code, to a satellite pager. Totally untraceable. And if the pagers are leased, separately, in another country, they are even less likely to be traced.

They already 'spy' on calling card users - payphones already retain the first three 'groups' of numbers in North America (telephone number to card service; calling card number and called number. But this can be made confusing when someone changes payphones, and the changes calling cards. How will electronic spying link these together?

If the UK wanted to spy on anyone, they could either do it themselves, or ask another member of Echelon to do it for them. They don't need to spy on everyone.

This is just another budget boost for GCHQ under the guise of fighting all these alleged terrorists.

The proposed system is even more expensive than the Americans vainglorious system.

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Cupertino man jailed for exporting tech to China

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Should have shipped it to the UK ...

then hand carried it over to China on a China Southern Airlines, China Airlines or Air China flight - straight to the PRC from Heathrow.

Of course, using a foreign name like that was kind of dumb, should have chosen some more patriotic like All American Communications.

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FaceTime now on patent troll list

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What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

It's about time someone other than the usual suspects started chasing Apple around.

Apple still has between 800-900 claims against it outstanding.

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FBI cuffs 14 over $1m 'Gone in 60 Seconds' casino scam

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Who is more guilty? Dumb Citibank or the Perps?

It is simply mind boggling that, in these days or high speed communications, Citibank is so pig greedy that it waives a basic check?

Guess it helps when you are running on government money.

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Apple brand channels hefty profits to iThing maker Foxconn

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And this company is the very one ...

who is shafting the employee who lost half his brain in an accident?

A pox on all their houses. Bastards.

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Family sues Foxconn in brain-damaged worker compensation case

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How times have changed ... for the better

It wasn't many years ago that Chinese workers injured at work were simply discarded and sent home.

On any scale Foxconn is simply another company exploiting the world's largest labour market. And whether they like it or not, both Foxconn and Apple are tarred with the same brush.

Westerners, for their part, should voice their thoughts to Apple and let one of the world's largest, richest companies know that we care about this man.

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Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps

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Refund Time?

If the questionable state of Siri and the dismal Crappy Mappy is enough to can/fire a senior official, if reasonably follows that Fanbois are entitled to a refund on Version 6.

Since Apple knows all the information about it;s purchasers there can be no excuse for ANY delay in crediting the credit cards.

AND the restoration of Google Maps until Apple fixes it's Map app.

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Sandy takes out NYC colo facility

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Why would anyone put assets in NYC when White Plains is so close by?

White Plains, the East Coast international communications hub for decades, has an airport whose elevation is 439 feet (134 m) above sea level and is the terminus for many long haul fibre cables.

It would take a very, very big surge to flood that place. And the BBC uses it to host it's services to North America from there, too.

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Apple turns off Siri’s potty mouth

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The correct question, in China, should be ...

"Are there any beauty parlours open late around here, Siri?"

A very high percentage double up as way stations for ladies of the night and they even sit outside their stores hustling potential clients, from the comfort of their chairs, as the men stroll by!

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OEMs and sellers must pay refunds on software faults - OFT

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Who would want to be a Microsoft dealer?

MS even have patches out before you first install any Windows version ... except for Wiin3.1.

And imagine Adobe ... more upgrades even still!

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Apple exec behind Maps and Siri to exit One Infinite Loop

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If they can/fire these two for defective preformance, is it not reasonable to assume ...

that both Siri and Crappy Mappy are equally sub-standard and deserving of a refund?

How much, is the question or will that be vouchers for iTunes?

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Pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface? So SORRY it's late, have a voucher

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Out of curiosity I checked with my local ...

software copy shop, they had Win 8/Metro/whatever on sale for the princely sum of USD$1.

Since I am a happy XP Pro user, available on a compilation DVD also at $1, I demurred purchasing the latest and 'greatest' Windows.

Smart users put off purchases until the first Service Pack.

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Hackers crack Texan bank, Experian credit records come flooding out

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I pull my credit record annually ...

as is permitted under Canadian legislation.

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The most frequent inquirer is Revenue Canada, four times annually for the past 24 years. I guess they are looking for my tax money. I don't use credit, I have no cards and therefore they have no need to have any records reflecting my current location.

I always use credit bureaus when I sue people, it provides such a rich source of embarrassing information on the proposed defendant.

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iPhone owners sue Apple for locking Jesus mobe to AT&T

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What do you call ...

a disillusioned 'fanbois' who are so excised they actually sue the Church of Apple?

Disbelievers?

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Jimmy Savile ringtones still selling like hot cakes on iTunes

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Herd mentality in full flight

I am glad that at least some El Reg posters recognise there has been no convictions registered against the late Jimmy Saville. And never will be. Gary Gladd was convicted of having 4,000 images, not making them. He was also convicted n VietNam of abuse when he spent the night with two girls and their aunt in the same bed.

Given the extreme secrecy surrounding the matter, the closed court hearings, the less than politically isolated courts and the poor general law conditions in VietNam I would even place that in the dubious category. Please note that I am one of many Foreigners who wrote to the Prime Minister of VietNam asking that no sentence reductions be given Glad. These reductions are handed out en masse on vacations and national holidays.

No one has explained why these now 40 and 50 year old alleged victims are only now coming out of the woodwork.

As someone who came up in the Sixties, I remember it was quite common for people to 'put out' by way of appreciation. These were the days of free love, mini-vans with "Don't laugh your daughter may be inside", etc.

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British IT consultant talks of his three years as an Iraqi hostage

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Like Soldiers of Fortune

When the luckless Moore accepted his position in Iraq he was undoubtedly tempted by visions of quick, increased, income. He likely didn't really consider the true risks and why his employer was offering a pot of gold.

Ignoring the premises on which the war was based, let the soldiers fix the violence and THEN go in.

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Another systematic SCADA vuln

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It's often Third Parties

Remember the US contractor who, when vacationing in the USSR, stoked up his laptop and communicated with a SCADA system, I believe in the Chicago area? All sorts of accusations of Russian spies and the like?

This is the sort of thing that should be unnecessary. Then, it is believed, a Russian technician introduced the virus/malware into the Iranian nuclear material refinement program.

It is heartening, to me to least, to hear that a Indochinese country that is purchasing electricity from China and other neighbours refuses to permit automatic interconnected network controls with these external suppliers.

Furthermore, it has established it's very own fibre network that is 100% dedicated command and control + communications network.which is 'sterile'. There are absolutely no external connections and since the SCADA scandals has even prohibited anyone from connecting any device to it other than through a secure access point.

The US, and Canada, are so incestuously interconnected.

The Northeast blackout of 1965 was a significant disruption in the supply of electricity on 1965 November 9 affecting parts of Ontario in Canada and Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey.

It was caused by by an adjustable safety relay being set too low.

The 2003 Northeast blackout widespread power outage that occurred throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada, on 2003 August 14, which lasted up to five days in some areas, including parts of Toronto.

You have never, ever seen so many official fingers pointing at each other and even across the Canada/US border. One the heat had cooled it was determined the problem lay in Ohio!

Being profit motivated, i.e. 'cheap', these outfits who formerly ran their own communications networks which included extensive microwave strings over hundreds and thousands of miles, regarded the InterNet as the best thing to come along since Edison.

Down came strings of microwave towers and dishes which were replaced with a pair of wire to the local telco.

The other thing with power and utility companies is that they are frequently technically 'conservative' and having adopted SCADA to find that this new, alien, technology is responsible is responsible for system failures is more than a little disturbing.

One benefit the US phantom war on terrorism has done is to sensitise the authorities to the vulnerabilities they face, even though the general public has to suffer harassment and embarrassments whilst travelling.

Systems are even more interconnected today and the elimination of these computer threats are a matter of national security. Canada and the US, along with many other countries, assume, foolishly, their electrical supplies are immune to attack.

Living in a country where power failure is a regular occurrence does persuade people to look to alternate power sources. My office, and home, have standby battery systems - LED lighting works from 12 volts - as well as standby generators with well-filled fuel tanks.

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US Copyright Office approves phone jailbreaking and video remixes

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Why does anyone outside the US care?

The US Copyright decisions affect the US and it's territories.

In many jurisdictions they either don't care or these governments have different priorities. The USA can protest all it wants to BeiJing but Chinese entrepreneurs will carry on business as usual. Likewise in other countries.

As long as trusted authorities such as El Reg, continue it's promotion of this subservience, people will actually believe, and accept, US law is world law.

If this were the case, Apple wouldn't be performing it's pantomime with Samsung all over the world.

Up yours, Uncle Sam.

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Feds arrest Paul Ceglia over Facebook ownership claims

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savage indictment of the American legal system ... based ... past character.

Obviously, correspondent Iain Thomson isn't too legally that aware.

Thousands of 'convicted felons' in the USA commence suits annually. Just because they've been convicted of / framed with a charge doesn't deny them right to see a judge.

It isn't an 'indictment' of the American system, it's system that can be seen to function inasmuch that it this clam was exposed.

Calling in the 'Feds', or cops, is an old trick. Happened to me when a large American travel-related corporation decided that our differences should be settled in court. They sued me for a million dollars. They also called the cops, who swallowed their line hook, line and sinker. Fortunately I had a smart attorney who gave me instructions regarding my property and all the civil Gestapo found in my premises was me and my furniture.

They lost their claim and had to pay my costs.

Unless you know all the details t an be dangerous to 'assume' anything.

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ICO fines council £120,000 for crypto email fail

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The council members are the equivalent of the ...

board of directors in a company and the mayor it's CEO.

If a fine is imposed it should be paid from the pockets of these guys as they failed n their jobs.

Why should taxpayers get stiffed again?

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