* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Hacker predicts AMEX card numbers, bypasses chip and PIN

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Re: Bah!

Well Americans .... perhaps

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Re: Is there anywhere in the UK that still allows just using the magnetic strip?

>The vaunted Chip and Pin, ..., or on a ferry with no WiFi.

The point of the chip is that IT verifies the pin without a connection to the bank

>The credit card credential is inherently insecure

The chip is pretty secure.

Entering the pin on an untrusted keyboard supplied by the shop who also have a swipe of the magstripe isn't

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IOCCO: Police 'reckless' for using terrorism powers on journo sources

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Re: On the other hand.

Or a new law making all uses of RIPA top secret - and a criminal offence to report them.

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So the charge is?

Conspiracy to pervert? Contempt of court? Treason?

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Plusnet ignores GCHQ, spits out plaintext passwords to customers

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Jolly good show

By refusing to use any form of encryption they are helping the charming Ms May crack down on terrorism.

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Ex-IT staff claim Disney fired them then gave their jobs H1-B peeps

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Re: Seen it before

>run by the 1% for the 1%

I rather think that is the American dream.

You just have to keep persuading the 99% that they can be part of the 1%

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Re: H-1B nonsense

If it's a "legit" H1-B and the first company is prepared to let you work notice while the 2nd gets the paperwork done it's probably possible.

With these Indian on-shorers it's more a case of "work this weekend or you're fired and we will call the Feds the moment you are out of the door."

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Re: H-1B nonsense

H1-B is transferable but the company you are joining needs to get a new H1-B approval for you and you only have 30days after you leave the previous company before you need to leave the country - so in practice it isn't

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Re: simples...

Easy to fiddle though.

A common method by a certain well known Indian outsourcer is to pay more than the US wage but then claim back a big chunk as an administrative fee, or rent the workers accomodation for a premium.

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Yes outsourcing crap internal IT to a cheap offshore company is fine.

But H1B is a visa to bring special skilled overseas workers to America when you can't find locals with those skills.

To do that and have the existing workers train their replacements in the current system would seem to present certain logical difficulties.

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Suck it, Elon – Jeff Bezos' New Shepard space rocket blasts off, lands in one piece

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Re: What about further afield?

>Could you land on Mars with one of these

Trickier - there is bugger-all atmosphere so you can't use any of the aerodynamic surfaces to steer, you have to do it all with rockets.

>then take off again to

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

>get back to a mothership in orbit?

Get back to - yes, catch up with - no

You could get to orbital height and see the mothership zoom past at Mach30

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Re: Its the wrong way to get off this planet

The obvious way to get off the planet is to go to the edge and jump - if only reality was more accommodating

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TV broadcast vans drive ESA from Perth

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Re: Is her name not Sheila? That's going to cause a little confusion...

Obvious solution - a second bigger dish with a nice reflective surface.

Add some aussie summer sunshine and news anchors shouldn't be a problem for long

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Re: Disappointed.

Either Perth is a lot further north than I though or they now have a subterranean satelite

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Uber wants UK gov intervention over TfL’s '5-minute wait' rule

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"said the biggest impact Uber was having is traffic congestion"

Not as bad as those buses - get rid of them and level the playing field for cabs.

Why are buses allowed to drive in cab lanes ?

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Bunch of communists

"Uber floods the market and undercuts prices,"

That's your typical commie, socialist anti-capitalist London cabbie speaking

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Europe didn't catch the pox from Christopher Columbus – scientists

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Re: Don't forget the chocolate!

They would be eating curry - just not Portuguese Vindaloo

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Re: It was around before that

I think you are being over sensitive.

The pope believes himself to be chosen by God and infallible, while is in fact chosen by a series of backroom deals among a group of old men who he appointed.

I can't see why you thought there may be any suggestion of a similarity the the American president.

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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

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Re: I've Kickstarted twice this year

Or if they said something anti-Google, or something anti a company that Google has a financial interest in that you don't know about, or something pro an organisation that some government doesn't like and Google needs to do a favour for...

At least with BBFC you know they are just nanny-ish, you don't need to assume a conspiracy.

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Re: Funny

>If there was the threat of a fine/ban/possibly legal action against you if you make a clearly inappropriate self-certification, I don't see why that wouldn't work.

Because it would make every film into a court case.

Group X doesn't like group Y so brings an action against any film that depicts doing group Y stuff claiming that it could harm children and you have to pay a QC 1000/day to defend yourself.

You are group Z and show yourself doing extreme stuff to another group Z and claim that it is your humane right you were allowed to classify it as U.

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Mostly harmless: Berlin boffins bleat post epic TrueCrypt audit feat

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Re: Does Veracrypt plan to be audited?

Vera isn't that kind of girl

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How NSA continued to spy on American citizens' email traffic – from overseas

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Re: If you can't figure it out

We note that you downloaded a single pixel tracking cookie from a server in Russia that also hosts viruses found on government computers in America.

You are now linked to terrorism.

Having you, and 50million users like you added to the list of internet users "linked to terrorism" will help us prevent the next attack.

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Re: 4th amendment

Well if you object to what the government is doing just vote for the other lot next year - isn't democracy wonderful ?

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Re: lack of political will...

So the solution is to spy on everyone so that all future attackers will have been known to the security services

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Researchers say they've cracked the secret of the Sony Pictures hack

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Let me get this straight

The world's most backward country executed the world's most advanced cyber attack and chose as its target the American subsidiary of a Japanese entertainment company?

Or perhaps they have secretly infiltrated every other military and government computer system in the west and are actually running everything ?

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EU's Paris terror response includes 'virtual currencies' crimp

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Re: Roads....

Given that it was in France they probably used the excellent national rail service.

Congratulations to our fore-sighted government for preventing such a risk in Britain

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Hillary Clinton: Stop helping terrorists, Silicon Valley – weaken your encryption

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Re: Oi! Hillary

Explain to her that yes we can fit a government back door.

And that backdoor will also apply to the computer/email/cell phone you are using

And we will give that backdoor to the FBI,CIA, Police, Coastguard, OSHA, IRS and every foreign government that asks.

One of who will hand it over to ISIS - so you are asking us to give ISIS a backdoor into every government system ?

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Uber Australia is broke: 'We don't pay tax because we don't generate revenue'

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Re: Very few taxi drivers are owners

It's a safety feature apparently - only very safe drivers with the money to operate a perfectly maintained vehicle could afford the $1M taxi medallion - which is why New York taxis are so nice

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Re: It beggars belief...

when was the law against murdering spokesmen enacted?

Presumably it doesn't apply today

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Tech goliaths stand firm against demands for weaker encryption after Paris terror attacks

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Re: Asphinctersezwat

That's why we need the right to bear surface to air missiles.

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Tor wars: CMU says FBI came not with cash, but a subpoena

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Re: Some disconnect in the statement:

The statement says they received a warrant for some data and didn't charge for that - it doesn't deny that they were separately being paid to develop cracks against TOR.

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Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws to hunt colleague

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Re: Are we surprised?

This is exactly what the legislation was intended to do.

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Re: Yes, plus

I think in the minds of the police it is definitely "free reign" as in "absolute monarch"

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Xamarin releases version 4.0 of its cross-platform mobile developer suite

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Re: They're not the only ones

Qt is LGPL - you can write closed source commercial apps with it.

You only pay for a commercial lixense if you want to make changes/fixes to the Qt source and NOT release those changes back to the community or you want direct technical support.

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iPad data entry errors caused plane to strike runway during takeoff

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Re: Are Pilots checked for Dyslexia?

>I guess in WW2 there might have been just a little less paperwork.

Get up in a crate, Perkins, pop over to Bremen, take a shufti, don’t come back.

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Re: BYOD?

> Can you imagine the hellish device they would have made 40 years ago for htis sort of thing

A knob to enter the mass, another knob to enter the temperature and another to enter the fuel load.

It's not like they would have to use punch cards

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Re: Using toys as tools...

>I can't believe that airlines are using consumer stuff without real keyboards really designed for media browsing.

Safer than the pilots doing the calculations with pen and paper long hand.

Or have you never made an arithmetic error ?

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BBC encourages rebellious Welsh town to move offshore

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Step by Step guide for Canadians

Courtesy of the Canadian equivalent of the BBC (although without any watchable shows)

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/offshore-tax-havens/

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Re: Will it work?

Transfer the commercial rights to the name of the village to "name of village" Cayman Holdings inc.

They charge your store loads of dosh for the rights to the name.

Stores all make a loss and pay no tax.

Offshore company makes you an interest free loan to buy your next house/car/etc - with all that dosh they have.

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Public service announcement

These are perfectly legal tax arrangements - as Google/Apple/Amazon keep telling us - so the BBC mandate to inform and educate is being served.

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Re: Why?

Who subcontract it to BT who get Huawei in to do it.

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Yahoo! spills! user! account! beans! in! 60%! of! gov! data! requests!

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Re: Which government?

They were all from government users who had forgotten their passwords

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MoD-founded firm Niteworks loses login creds of UK defence folk

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You mean Spooks ins't a fly-on-the-wall documentary ?

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Working with Asperger's in tech: We're in this together

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Re: If it's not a disability then what next?

So if you work in science and being "normal" means you aren't as able to do the work.

Does that mean we can't fire people for not being brilliant - because that is the defn of disabled?

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Re: Numbers and binary

You know you're aspie when .....

You crash because the powers of 2 you are counting overflow and trigger an exception .

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Ex-GCHQ chief: Bulk access to internet comms not same as mass surveillance

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Re: "The volumes of data are enormous on the internet"

So only a cynic would believe that, instead of a heroic attempt to find terrorist needles, it is in fact an attempt to have some dirt on everyone.

So if you are the family of a murdered black teenager, or a newspaper seller that accidentally died of natural causes in the middle of a group of riot police - the police will be able to do a quick lookup and find your "links to terrorism". ie you went to a website that discussed IEDs

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What the Investigatory Powers Bill will mean for your internet use

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Re: I was wondering when the Reg would start reporting on this

>ie this is designed to not catch the people who it is supposedly aimed at.

It's designed to make ordinary people think twice before looking at "dodgy" sites, like Al Jazera, CND, Greenpeace, Medicine Sans Frontiers or the Labour party - if they think these are being logged and will be made available to an employer, local council or the policeman that stops you for speeding

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Re: tor browser

If you are using tor then everything that goes over Tor, dns requests, web pages, email is secure.

Unless all the Tor nodes are being run by the spooks or you are sufficiently of interest that they are monitoring a majority o the network and can do timing attacks.

But against general data gathering it's pretty secure.

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Reg mashup rates CompSci unis for books, booze and boogie

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Re: Fewest Tokens

Nobody uses networks based on token women anymore.

Having all the men and women rush around together with collision detection was much more efficient - and more fun.

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