* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7587 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

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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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

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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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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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Re: I thought Aspergers has been dropped as a diagnosis

>DSM is supposed to be a general mental health manual

Although it did still list homosexuality as a mental illness into the 1970s

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Re: Asperger's has been very good to me

>So what you're suggesting is being NT is a disability?

In my line of work, being the one in the office without a maths PhD means you are handicapped - yes !

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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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Einstein's brain to be picked by satellites

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Re: Maybe I've been out of the country too long

And not first in 1976 as the story says. Gravitational redshift was first experimentally tested in a stairway at Harvard in 1959

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DC judge rips into the NSA over mass surveillance

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The UK government famously prosecuted the communist party for destroying a bug.

While denying that MI5 had planted the bug or even that MI5 existed.

The prosecution's argument was that the spied upon believed that it was the government was doing the spying and so intended to destroy government property !

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Buffet would take a $2bn hit on IBM shares … if he cashed in now

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Re: Sell Sell Sell

So if the cloud isn't the future - BUY BUY BUY a legacy on-site mainframe maker ?

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Re: great Article

And then you need to fire up the VPN to see if it is available on Netflix UK or Netflix USA if it isn't on Netflix Canada

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Lithium-air: A battery breakthrough explained

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Re: Source of Oxygen? How delicate is it? etc

>Which means it goes into the big pool of available oxygen (and other stuff) we call "the atmosphere". >And something will make use of it eventually.

May contain upto 100% post-consumer recycled Oxygen ?

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NASA photo gallery: How to blow $200m of rocket in seconds

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Re: Ultimate goal

How else are cats going to populate the universe unless their servants keep building rockets ?

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Amazon's chomping at the Brits: UK to get AWS data center region

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Re: Really handy

A hugely expensive to build and operate data center in the UK.

So huge losses reported by amazon.co.UK to the tax man, while the income from the data center is a huge profit for Amazon.co.CaymanIslands

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A bubble? No way, we're in a bust, says rich VC living in alternate reality

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Re: In a Bust

>I really think Facebook's actual plan is to get taken over by the US government

That's a relief - I thought Facebook's plan was to take over the US government

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It's perfectly reasonable that a VC should demand 4x preference shares that guarantee their money is paid back 4x before any of the founders or employees, that made the company a success, see anything.

It's totally different from a loan shark demanding 400% interest - totally different

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CPS fined £200k over theft of laptops holding 'sensitive interviews'

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Re: Now if the ICO was able, as they would like, to impose a jail term for serious data losses

Wouldn't the CPS be the ones deciding if they should press criminal charges against the CPS ?

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GCHQ 'smart collection' would protect MPs from spies, says NSA expert

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Obviously

If GCHQ collect all the communications and keep them locked in a big safe - the terrorist won't be able to get their hands on them.

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PM wheels out snoop overseer minutes before latest snoops' charter bid lands

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Re: @ Richard Jones 1 - nice to see

All he needs to understand is that he was appointed by the prime minister to do what his boss says

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I survived a head-on crash with driverless cars – and dummies

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Re: Pavement Testing Facility - ignored?

If the contract to build the road and then the contract to maintain it went to the same company - that might affect your choice of road surface.

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Chrome OS is not dead, insists Google veep in charge of Chrome OS

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Re: Reading this on my Acer C720

Even better on the Samsung. How many ARM executable viruses are there ?

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E-mail crypto is as usable as it ever was, say boffins

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So where can I get your public key? How do I know it's really you? And what procedures do you have for securely informing me if it has been compromised?

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Think Fortran, assembly language programming is boring and useless? Tell that to the NASA Voyager team

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Re: Which fortran?

>Fortran-I, Fortran-II, Fortran-III, and Fortran-IV are different beasties.

At least with Fortran77 you didn't have to use roman numerals for all the calculations

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UK watchdog offers 'safe harbor' advice on US data transfers

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Model contracts would be great

If they were reciprocal.

Getting FDA approval is horribly long, complicated and expensive. If I could just have a model contract for doctors saying that we intend to obey the law in some other country - and that was acceptable to the FDA it would be fantastic.

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