* Posts by Drefsab

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Bitcoin ban row latest: 'Unstable, loved by criminals' Yup, that's the US dollar – Colorado rep

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wow

there a US congressman that's not a completed brain damaged retard? when did that happen.

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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The biggest danger I see in this is lazy poor parents.

Instead of sensible restrictions such as monitoring what you children use, only allowing them to use a computer in a comunal room, actually being a parent.

Instead what I see happening is parents who will think oh the goverement filtering will do my job for me I don't need to monitor their usage. Never mind that the filters will be weak and easy to circumnavigate or that chat rooms and other such places where they could be at risk from wouldn't be filtered.

The lazy parents will just let their children do what they want without supervision and then when they get access to something they shouldn't or someone tries grooming them they will act all shocked and blame the ISP's.

I for one maintain a strict control over what my children access and its supervised at all times and unless your doing the same then I don't think you have any right to complain to anyone about what your child accesses online.

Anyway Im not about to take parenting advice from someone that leaves their children in the pub.

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

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Meh

I pirate games and I buy legit versions of the ones I really like and delete the ones on wont play. This though is so uninteresting that I wouldn't even pirate it. If its a tycoon in the title I now switch off, to many rubbish games trying to ride the coat tails of Rollercoster and Railroad tycoon in the hopes of getting some sales from that.

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Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

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meh

Im not to bothered about the next gen xbox its the one after that im looking forward to xbox infinity +1

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Brussels clears Liberty Global's £15bn Virgin Media takeover

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Re: What does it mean for the end user ?

Im sceptical of this. We could just as easily see lower quality of service, higher prices, less choice and no innovation.

A new company is going to be calling the shots, we don't know what their plans are, they could plan to run VM into the ground then sell off assets. They may decided to change the tv lineup to syndicate some of the american trash tv channels. We may see even more restrictive traffic management. Who knows what resources they will bring or redistribute.

Don't get me wrong there could be good things to come but there could just as easily be bad things and given past history of these types of things the cynic in me knows what to expect.

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AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play

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Adaway gone to

Adaway is missing as well, good job I already have it installed, backing up the apk now :)

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Curiosity photographs mysterious metal object on Martian rock

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Alien

How has no one noticed that this clearly is the protuding tip of a martion heat ray :)

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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lol

So after users all around the world saying windows 8 is rubbish Microsoft ignored them and decided to go ahead anyway, so people have used it and gone this is rubbish and guess what the users don't want it.

Several people I know have bought new laptops etc that had windows 8 on it, each and every single one has come to me asking if I can wipe it and put windows 7 on it.

I've used it myself to learn, while there are some elements I love about it (boot speed, the file copying dailogs etc) they may simple every day tasks so much harder than they used to be. For example looking at images in a folder double click a picture then use left and right to scroll through the images? oh no no no not on windows 8 we will make you open and close the metro app for each picture. Sure thats a simple thing to fix to but there to many things like that and it make users not want it.

If users dont want it they wont rush out and buy new hardware with it.

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Potty-mouthed Watson supercomputer needed filth filter

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point it at 4chan and lets see what it comes up with :)

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Dad hires online assassins to slay game-obsessed son

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Lol

Id find this funny if the guys son was a more skilled player than the would be assassins and kicked their asses and carried on as normal :)

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Piracy haven Newzbin2 gives up, can't pay the bills

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hmm

Im not sure thats the case there were many ways around the blocks, plus the issues they stated about editors is credible. There are a great many more nzb sites out there more are popping up all the time, hell its simple to setup your own if you want.

At the end of the day pirates are going to pirate. The closure of newzbin while a bit of a pain doesnt stop piratcy in any way shape or form. Most of my auto downloading stuff was set to have other sites as backups, all I did was remove newsbin as a search provider and carry on as normal.

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'Over half' of Android devices have unpatched holes

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im glad

I'm glad such exploits existed because without them people would have had a harder time gaining root on their android phones, no root would mean no custom roms which would mean you would be stuck depending on your carrier to push out an update and hoping their own junk they throw in doesn't slow you down to much or break much.

For all those ISheep who might prattle on about how the iphone doesn't have such things, how do you think iphones are jailbroken oh right people exploit a vulnerability in the ios. Every operating system has weak points no matter who makes it and without them at the moment we wouldn't have the freedom we currently have with our own devices.

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Dr Who shoves BitTorrent in the Tardis

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Pirate

I will be downloading doctor who thats for sure, thats because I want to watch it when I want how I want on the device I want. I live in the UK I could watch it as it airs, I pay for the top teir tv package so I could record it on one of my several set top boxes but no.

My etertainment system will do it all for me. Sickbeard is as we speak searching newsgroups and torrent sites for new espisodes of all the program's I watch (CouchPotato is doing the same for the movies I want as well). When it finds it, its passed to the apropiate download utility (normally sabnzb). This downloads it renames and sorts it and then drops it into a NFS fileserver which all my media centeres look to as well as been available online in a flash video using subsonic.

This all sounds complicated but it basically means that I have a simple web ui that I tell it what TV and movies I want and it handles the rest. When ever I want to watch something I turn on what ever device, my tv, my laptop, my mobile phone and enjoy as much as I want as often as I want.

I can do it from home or on the move as long as I have an internet connection/mobile signal. People may say im a pirate for doing that but hell especially with things like doctor who I've paid for access already so I damned well will watch it however I want :)

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

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trying it now

I just grabbed the x86 and x64 versions. I dont think I will be liking it having read up on the new UI etc but I need to learn my way about it for work reasons (you know some idiot will install it on his laptop and then expect me to fix it all).

Will stick it on an VM though I think as I dont think its good enough to replace a good solid stable and fast windows 7 base.

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New UK network touts FREE* mobile broadband

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hmmm already I can think of a nice little app for this, load up the adverts in a hidden frame play them in the background topping up the users bandwidth allowance all without the user seeing a thing.

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69,000 sign petition to save TV-linker O'Dwyer from US extradition

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Signed, he's not broken any law by hosting user submitted links to other content. He complied with take down notices, but because he's not a business and is a private individual the tv/movie industry big dogs are trying to have him made an example of.

Even if he had done something wrong its a civil matter not a criminal one, extradition should never be used at all for civil matters, it makes a mockery of the entire process to use this for such a trivial matter.

If you think he's done wrong then prosecute under our legal system, if that means you can't because the law is not on your side in the case then that's just hard luck you can't have someone shipped off to another country because you don't like something they are doing that's perfectly legal in their land.

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Money men want bombproof data centre on satellite site

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in other new TPB acquire PlusCom :)

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Ballmer says 500 MILLION 'users' to 'have' Windows 8 in 2013

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I tried the win 8 CP and oh my god what a god awful OS I reinstalled after the day back to windows 7 deleted the image and snapped the dvd I burned of it. Its so bad I wouldn't even pirate it, if it comes on a new pc/laptop I get the first thing I will do is format and reinstall (I wouldn't even let it boot once). Im not alone in the MS I hope you learn the lesson come windows 9 because 8 is already failed.

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Microsoft to devs: Don't ruin Win 8 launch with crap code

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I hope devs ignore this and destroy this abomination of an OS. Its so bad I won't even pirate it. Lets hope MS listen and stick to the usual pattern of good os bad os etc.

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Dish Networks locks horns with broadcasters over ad skipping

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This is giving the customer what they want, its no different than what a lot of people do with PVR's they record the live program and skip forward through the ad's because we dont want them dont pay attention to them and dont want them.

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Queen unveils draft internet super-snoop bill - with clauses

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hmm

I love how they say they want to record the details of the communications ok so person a emails mail box b that sits outside of the UK where the spooks cant touch it. No big deal its a single email.

But what's not seen is the mail box B has forwarders onto mailbox C in another safe haven which in turn has forwarders onto all the undesirables that GCHQ want to know if people are contacting.

So from their point of view person A is doing nothing suspect at all but all the stuff they want to capture is beyond their reach.

I don't see this bill helping law enforcement agencies half as much as some people would have you believe, maybe a few stupid petty crooks may fall foul of it, same way they would with phone tapping etc. But in the mean time is a major cost and expense to the ISP industry and treads all over our civil liberties.

Time to send lots of random lol cat pictures with encrypted stenography messages in saying F U GCHQ.

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Oracle claims $777m in new trial over SAP infringement

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meh

I for one hope they go the same way of the certain other company with three letters in its name, true to sue so much that they end up going bankrupt because their case never gets won.

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Judge: Big Five ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

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wonder if they will block it by simply blocking DNS requests :) its going to be simple to get around anyway so may as well make it simple to implement as well as to get around. Complies with the order with minimal fuss and anyone wanting to get around it can very quickly.

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Google updates Chrome for Android

Drefsab

meh

No flash suck, I have an ICS android phone and tried this its a decent browser and id use it if it wasnt for flash, google say its because adobe wont support it but do they really need to? Other 3rd party browsers have flash support (Dolphin HD for example).

Until it supports flash (or every site that uses flash switchs to HTML5) I wont be using it as a main browser.

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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

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meh

the daft thing is this story is totally believable, I could see apple doing just this if they thought for a second they could get away with it.

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iPhone banned in Steve Jobs' ancestral home

Drefsab

Thats ok :)

Just give any spys/international reporters/government undesirables a HTC android phone :P

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Gov's e-petition service cost £80k to develop

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hmm gov take my number

I need a new job, 80k plus 32k a year to build what is really a simple site, ok sure you need to make sure it stands up security wise but any half way decent web developer could build that for a fraction of the cost.

So then your down to the hosting and maintenance, I certainly could host a sufficiently hi-spec dedicated server, with full resilience, high bandwidth, DDoS mitigation optional offload into cloud should the need ever arise. All that and still have a VERY healthy profit margin on this. Sure this was a small project but if you look at the costing to do it there's so much room for saving while still giving good money to those doing the work. It makes me shudder to think what amount of waste is on the bigger projects.

Still if they need something like this doing id be happy to do it, it would work as expected, be delivered quicker and be more reliable plus it would set me up to the point I might actually be able to afford a house in this housing market in the UK.

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ISP outcry halts cybercops' automatic .UK takedown plan

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hmmm

I hope this sticks with in the bounds of court order needed for all cased and it has to be a criminal matter. It shouldn't be some forum where a user posted a link to by something illegal (after all the sites not illegal its the user thats posted objectionable content).

It also has to be very clear on it being criminal only, I could see certain groups trying to abuse this for civil matters, oh block that site they have a link to something we think is copyrighted (then suspended without any investigation or change for the site to disprove the claims). Could you imagine if the patent wars got mixed up in this apple trying to get samsungs website taken down and visa-versa it would be a right mess.

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No Xbox Live hack say insiders

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No hack my arse

I had a notification that someone tried to by points on my xbox live account. Thankfully the payment failed as the card linked to the account had expired. I've not used the account in year, it has a separate username and password to others I use online, I never provide those details to any other place so it wasn't phished etc.

I tried to report it to microsoft and they just didnt give a damn or care, the few times I managed to get my email read by a person or speak to a human on the phone their response was basically well your card was declined so whats the problem, do you want to give upto date card details... hell no. At no point did they want to look into who had tried to buy stuff on my account, god forbid they try and track down those trying to steal from and most likely other customers.

Just one more reason I dont and wont use xbox live.

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'Delayed' Facebook iPad app claims lead coder casualty

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meh

Wow so all this fuss to create an app lets you access something the perfectly functional web browser on the same device does? Is this just another case of people trying to make apps for things that they can do just as well if not better in the browser?

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Apple seeks product security boss after iPhone loss

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meh

Apple seeks new marketing boss after iPhone loss stunt is pulled again

There I fixed it for you, marketing cant be bothered thinking of a new PR stunt for the new revision of the Jesus/Zombie phone.

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Malware mints virtual currency using victim's GPU

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

lol I find this funny I do mining and I know exactly how loud my gfx cards fan gets when working on it, if my gfx card was doing that for no reason id damned well know about it and so would most people who have these kinds of gfx cards.

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Police arrest alleged LulzSec hacker 'topiary' in Scotland

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wrong man?

its highly possible they have the wrong man, people say chat logs can be doctored which is a fair point, but what about the youtube clips if that person is who they really are after that will clearly show the guy they have arrested is not the same person.

The question really comes down to what has the person they have arrested actually done that's pointed the police at him, Im betting hes not part of Lulzsec but it doesn't mean he is a saint either.

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Angry Birds, other iPhone games shotgunned by Lodsys

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lol at the patents

having read the patents in question they are so broad and vague they could almost be used to describe any client server interaction with a customer interactions via a UI.

Patents like this need to invalidated, come back when you have an actual product or invention, not some vague wording that can be twisted to describe many things that existed long before the patents were put in place. Stop killing innovation and making it hard for people actually producing something out there when all you do is sit on your hands producing nothing.

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UK, Dutch cops cuff 5 more in Anonymous-LulzSec raids

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direct from their twitter :)

LulzSec The Lulz Boat

There are six of us, and we're all still here. If you think otherwise, you are a major retard that probably reads The Sun.

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LulzSec say they'll release big Murdoch email archive

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Lulz

well lads my hat goes off to you sir's well played, very well played.

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Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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FAIL

meh

Just one more reason why I wont be buying any apple products. I love how so many people get all up in arms defending apple claiming people are ripping apple off on the design of the phone and features.

Touch screen and smart phone have been around for ages, hell apple weren't even the first to put the letter i at the beginning of the name. the iPaq (made by HTC) was out years before the iPhone, so many touchscreen devices made by HTC and other companies looked like the iphone before the iphone existed.

Having the UI of a grid of icon's, is something operating systems have been doing for years, why is it something special when the same UI eliments are found in a phone OS? But then again phone OS's have been doing it before the iphone did that as well.

Don't get me wrong apple may have had some innovation im not aware of but the key points and features people keep coming up with were done be other people before apple so from what I see they are ripping other people off. Maybe apple were the first ones to get patents against certain obvious and commonly used things but that just shows that patents are badly flawed. Just look at the patent on the app store thing, programs and applications have been called app's for years, a place to buy them has been called stores, shops, markets etc. Its to obvious to patent but it doesn't stop people trying to.

The only person that really suffers is the consumer, all that money apple are spending in lawsuits they could have put into bringing forward the release of the next model of phone and possibly being able to compete spec wise with other devices, or they could QA test their new devices so we don't see things like loss of signal because your holding it wrong issues of the last generation.

Currently with the patents they have its almost likely that both companies are infringing on each other, I would laugh my ass off if some judge decided to hell with it your both infringing on each other neither of you can sell your phones or tablets, that would serve the US market right for allowing this patent mess to get so bad in the first place.

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Virgin Media blames Activision for Call of Duty lag problems

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hmm

What I suspect its happening is the deep packet inspection that happening to identify what traffic is doing what and then apply traffic shaping to p2p traffic is identifying the packets used by CoD as p2p traffic.

I would expect this is because of some recent change in the games client server code probably for security/performance improvements. I've seen VM's DPI identify anything thats encrypted as p2p if its goes over ports other than 25 and 443 etc.

What would be interesting is if someone could host a game on port 443 then have people connect on it, and see how things are, though im not sure they can do that on the xbox version of the game.

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No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

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lies

A quick hope over to the desire development section of XDA forums on the first page alone I foud

RCMix S v2.0 / Gingerbread sense2.1+3 Combo

LeeDrOiD V3.0.7 / Gingerbread + Sense

SuperNova GingerBread Sense

Cool Kingdom v6a / Gingerbread + Sense 3

At that point I stopped, so gingerbread and sense cant work funny how many roms there are doing just that with MANY happy users of them, personally im using MIUI but come on HTC, don't lie to your customers.

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World's biggest ad agency keelhauls 2000 'pirate' sites

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hmmm

I wonder what the reaction of the sites that are perfectly legitimate will be, if I ran a business something like yousendit.com and was blacklisted and basically accused of piracy I wonder of someone may choose to see that as liable/slander as they are basically accusing the valid actions of unlawful acts.

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Top telly tech fails to drive new set sales

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wow

who would have thought it people dont give a damn about buying something there is little to no content for, you have to pay £200 for a pair of glasses to watch it, and just isnt all that good when you using it.

People want to be able to sit down and chill out in front of the tv, they dont want to mess about with 3D glasses, they want to be able to have friends and family over and still watch stuff without farting about.

3D is just a fad its never been done really well and as long as you need glasses like that it will never be a major driver.

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PC rental store hid secret spy hardware in laptop, suit says

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hmmm

I wonder how it works, if it use the network then it would be simple enough to set a firewall that blocks and logs it to see what its doing. If its using 3g then its going to need some form of sim card which can be removed.

Plus what happens when someone is using say linux surely this device to capture the mentioned information would have to interface with the OS on some level.

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odd

also their website mentions nothing about any hardware device, it sounds far more like a software package installed on-top of the operating system (ie childs play to remove).

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Facebook fails webmail tests

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lol

I guess this shows that the witch advice is for the little old grannies who are not quite as IT savy as the rest of the world. I've had a hotmail account from back in the days before microsoft bought them out, I also have a gmail account and its the gmail that I use by preference as its by far the better service.

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Sony implicates Anonymous in PlayStation Network hack

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lol

The PSN SEO hack was not part of any of the anon planned operations, you only have to have been keeping an eye on 4chan or anonops etc to see that at no point was it any concerted effort for this kind of thing.

Is it possible that some skilled hacker seeing the DDoS decided he would do his own thing, sure. Is it possible that this random hacker decided hey I wont put my name to it I will claim to be anonymous again sure. Anyone can claim to be part of anonymous buy simply deciding at that moment to be part of it.

Is it possible that they have no connection at all with anonymous, well again sure because there are plenty black hat groups or individual hackers out there. This person could well have decided he was working as part of Anonymous and left that file or he could have created it to throw the attention onto them just as easily.

Is it really so far fetched to think that sony pissed off the global hacker community by their heavy handed treatment of graf_chokolo geohot and fail0verflow? Is it such a surprise that when you piss a lot of hackers off bad things happen from multiple fronts?

Is it also hard to think about the fact just before all this happened over 200 of sony's online service staff were given the boot? Come into work one day to find a 2 week notice saying thanks but your about to be unemployed. These people armed with not only detailed insider knowledge but access to the compromised systems could easily have been a major factor even if it was only in divulging certain information.

Sony's actions incurred a lot of illwill from hackers and their online services staff, my hart truely bleed for them that they got bitten over it.

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CNET sued for giving kids LimeWire

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WTF?

hmmm

I wonder just how many of those downloads was because the people using lime wire got infect with some kind of virus and ended up having to reinstall their system. I love though how downloading the application itself somehow means you used it to download copyrighted material, sure we all know a lot of people did but then so did a lot of people using FTP clients, we dont see them going after cuteftp. I remember the days people used email to share their copyrighted files, and websites with direct HTTP downloads, does that mean microsoft and netscape should be sued as well?

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Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

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lol

Im wondering just what they will find if would be funny if this was protected using a decent encryption system it takes massive effort and time to break then when the finally get it they find its just a video if osama saying to kiss his ass or something. If the guy spent that much time avoiding leaving digital footprints he probably wouldnt even use the computer for anything important.

Then again he could just have been that dumb it there's a good chance there's nothing to find.

Whats the bet that they are using something like AES encryption one of the best out there using a 256bit key it would take upto 50,955,671,114,250,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years to brute force it using a system that was trying 2^56 permutations per second. Obviously a key may found within that time. Given that AES 256 is considered military grade and used by companies like Microsoft.

Theoretically AES could be used with larger keys though that would take a good programmer to write that but anyone saying that there aren't programmers among the terrorists is delusional.

Id love to see keys of that strength broken be brute force, or if a decent attack can be found that would be a great step for cryptography breaking the most used common standard :)

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Sony: 'PSN attacker exploited known vulnerability'

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lol

well seeing as all SOE services are offline as well (http://maintenance.station.sony.com/) which means any SOE MMO for example is offline, things like everquest 1 and 2, DC universe, starwars etc loads of them, seams to be a lot more than just PSN.

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Android and iOS get a little Minecraft love

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meh

DIAMONDS!!!!!

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Russia blames Google for Egyptian revolt

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right......

So the people would have been perfectly happy if it wasn't for google? So it takes someone like that to cause a revolution? Well its good job that googles a new thing otherwise history would be dotted with people kicking tyrants and despots out, wait there.... :)

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