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Pervy TOILET CAMERA disguised as 'flash drive' sparks BOMB SCARE on Boeing 767

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re: Seriously

Can't search at work but there was a silly news story pic of a maglite dropped on a road - which closed the freeway, bomb squad etc for "suspicious flashlight on freeway"

Needless to say it was also in the home of the brave

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

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re: it is a criminal offence

We have lots of laws to prosecute the security researcher and the users

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Google poised to become world's first TREEELLION DOLLAR company?

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Re: Pha!

A cubit is 1/300 the length of a standard Ark

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Haswell micro: Intel’s Next Unit of Computing desktop PC

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Re: Far too expensive

>Laptops are portable and self contained. A NUC is none of those things.

The majority of home laptops never leave the house

People buy them because they can surf/netflix/email from the couch and don't want either a desk in the living room, or a bunch of cables on the dinner table or have a flat with no room for either.

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Re: Far too expensive

> It just leaves me wondering exactly what the intended end use of this thing really is?

Netflix

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Google gearing up for 4K video frenzy at CES

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Want uptake?

Make it the only supported codec on youtube

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Chinese Jade RABBIT SIGHTED ON MOON by NASA probe

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Re: @fink

But to fake the moon landings and keep the conspiracy a secret for 40years is a much more impressive achievement than simply building a bigger V2 and shooting it at the moon.

It's people like you who don't believe our government capable of such an audacious plan that bring the country down.

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Re: Wouldn't it be better if solar panels were ...

But you would like them to absorb the abundant sunlight in the very bands that the orbiter's imager uses.

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Re: It's a conspiracy I tell you...

That's just what they wanted you to think.

In fact China introduced a backdoor into your router so it inserts these fake stories and fake images directly into the http connection

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Re: Wouldn't it be better if solar panels were ...

I think they bought the cheap chinese ones from dealextreme

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Want Google to erase your data? Just wait for it to kill off one of its apps

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Re: Why

So you offer N top employees a $50,000 signing bonus, or just the Google food+pinball+massage package.

Why pay $N million for the company and still have to persuade all the staff to continue working for you ?

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Why

Buying a company for its userbase or technology I understand. Rolling it into your own product and killing off the separate offering or starting to charge for it - makes sense.

But buying a company merely to shut down its service and then offer no alternative of your own seems like its designed only to piss off the users ?

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HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that

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re: They need to be in the mobile and tablet market

Because their salesforce know how to make corporate sales, corporate sales are easy.

If some bank wanted 10,000s identical tablets with an ongoing service contract and consultancy HP would be all over it.

Need to make an innovative mobile product for a discerning yoof audience? That's trickier - so what you do is buy an innovative dynamic company and then roll it into HP - and let the enterpise sales people run it.

When this fails - just repeat with another company.

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IBM spends holiday season wrangling e-tail FAIL

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Re: Whatever,

> some cool things are only available that way; that's how I got my Pis

I though cold Pis was widely available in Australian drinking establishments?

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CryptoLocker creeps lure victims with fake Adobe, Microsoft activation codes

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Re: Bastards....

I assumed that the NSA were behind this.

Since we all know that software piracy funds terrorism, drug smuggling and kitten abuse - then surely it's the job of the squared jawed patriots as the NSA to target users of illegal software sites

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Glassholes, snapt**ts, #blabbergasms, selfies and PRISM: The Reg's review of 2013

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Re: Defenestration

Although if you removed the window by throwing someone through it then that would count.

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Re: Hmmmm

She did a lot for the air quality in South Yorkshire

< hovis advert music > I remember when all these fields were factories .....

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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Re: Tank boy Another boondoggle.

So currently half the US army in Afghanistan operations are guarding fuel convoys to power the AC needed to keep the fancy electronics running (the famous $1Bn/month for air conditioning).

Now every platoon is going to need it's own diesel generator

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Re: IED's and RPG's make the Military Troop w/ Vehicle Redundant...

>Only infantry can take and hold ground.

Outsourcing.

Your smart drone knife missiles take the ground then you send in a bunch of 3rd world cannon fodder managed by "security consultants "- no need to waste any white boys.

It used to be you needed an empire (or a religious banner) to recruit a source of expendables - now you can just buy them from whichever country currently has more teenager boys than dollars

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: TrishaD Point of Order

>So are you saying Turing is a myth, that he was gay is a myth, or that he is an icon is a myth?

He was an icon and he was gay that doesn't make him a "gay icon" anymore than Tutte was a straight icon.

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Re: New Inquiry.

I heard he was killed by a robot sent from the future to stop HP-UX ever being created

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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Re: SELF-DRIVING CARS!!!

Apple cars will direct you to where Apple Maps thinks the destination is.

Audi Android maps simplify the routing by assuming you have an Audi Quattro and just draws a straight line to the destination

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LG to bring Palm's webOS BACK FROM THE DEAD in TVs next week – report

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Re: They want to own it all

>The other thing it's not going to do is get people to buy a new TV every 3 years

It is if the channel change software needs an update every year and you stop shipping updates after 3 years

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Saucy Snapchat addicts EXPOSED: Exploit code to poke holes goes wild

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Think of the children

Growing up to become politicians

Imagine if camera phones had been around 20years ago, you now wouldn't be able to open your email without the risk of seeing some image of Cameron or Boris putting their wedding tackle somewhere 'hilarious' .

T' internet will collapse from the horror

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ICO to focus only on 'serious, repeat' data-protection offenders

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Re: What the actual fuck?

So who is the person responsible?

The secretary who posted a CD to another dept?

The case manager who didn't check that the secretary followed ISO 2001:1138 section 56 part 54 when preparing data?

The BOFH who allowed secretaries access to CD writers?

The CTO who allowed the dept to install such a crap system?

The previous minister who ordered a system which couldn't talk securely to the other dept?

Safest thing is to never send anything, so the school never mentions to social services that they haven't seen the little girl for a couple of weeks - that way nobody will get into trouble for improper transfer of information - and the papers will blame the parents when they find the body

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Snowden to warn Brits on Xmas telly: Your children will NEVER have privacy

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Re: Yawn

> Secondly, how do you think "martyrdom" of so many senior commanders of Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan was facilitated?

By real inteligence work, not stopping little old Canadian ladies flying to Florida to go on a cruise - because you had hacked her Canadian medical records and found she had once been treated for depression

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Re: Yawn

That's the great news though.

With all this security our kids will grow up in a world with no crime or terrorism

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Android, Chromebooks storm channel as Windows PC sales go flat

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Re: Oh yeah?

Chromebooks probably aren't the first choice for software engineers at Google.

But to say this is a fault is like saying a 747 is crap because Boeing employees don't commute in them

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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Re: What A Crock of SHIT

That's why it is a pardon. A pardon says "yes you did it but";

we have forgiven you/ we don't mind/we understand you had a reason/we now like you.

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Re: Does this mean...

Sorry, should be "role" - I can't type and this gadget thinks it's cleverer than me.

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Re: Does this mean...

They will still be blocked for his flagrant copyright violation.

Especially his notorious roll in developing "tools intended for circumvention of copy-prevention systems"

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Re: At last

They did pardon the WWI victims in 2006

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HP mounts channel attack on EMC: We're a Bugatti, they're a VW bug

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In other words

HP is a vanity project by a departing executive that costs 2.5x as much to build as it sells for.

EMC is a simple reliable product designed by one the greatest auto engineers, was built in vast numbers for half a century and is so loved by its owners even decades after it finished that a new rendition became a best seller?

offtopic; An American management consultant gave us a pitch in which they asked if we wanted to be a "Cadillac or VW sort of company". Much to their confusion we all agreed we wanted to be VW.

ie. A globally successful engineering led outfit, not an overweight wallowing piece of old fashioned junk driven by little old ladies.

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Self-destructing selfies? Not so fast! Snapchat now offers one-time Replay

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Re: The classic blunders

Sure because you can trust expensive ones like EMC (owners of RSA) or IBM (whoops we are banned in China for spying on our customers) ?

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The classic blunders

Never fight a land war in Asia

Never trust an online service provider with your privacy

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

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>Getting round the filters was always going to be trivial (for the younger generation)

Although the schools have been trying hard to reduce this ability - mostly through ICT lessons

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HP clampdown on 'unauthorised' server fixing to start in January

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Re: legal? We shall see

>Car makers can't enforce "only at authorised garages" for their servicing

No but they don't have to give away copies of their software. So if they decided that the engine management software needed to reside in the oil filter then anybody would be free to make and fit an oil filter - it's just that only theirs would allow the car to start. It would only be illegal if they did it deliberately to restrict servicing to them.

>"servicing" of a server must include firmware updates when the service engineer installs new hardware??

If HP claim that the updates are upgrades - ie a continuing process of improvement and support for new features then it's perfectly reasonable that they only give them to paying customers.

Its like Microsoft giving you service packs but charging for new versions - there is no law saying what is a service pack vs. what is a new product

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Re: legal? We shall see

Limiting free fixes to products in-warranty or in a service contract is probably OK.

You could argue that the firmware update is fixing a flaw in manufacturing and so is equivalent to a product recall - but you would have a job claiming that the server wasn't fit for purpose if you had used it for its entire warranty period.

It is definitely illegal to prevent other people servicing your equipment or offering replacement parts. But the plug-compatible laws are a bit out of date when it comes to your firmware.

I imagine Europe's car makers are watching the case with interest. If HP are allowed to block replacement parts which aren't recognised by HP firmware - yet you aren't allowed to modify HP's firmware - then I'm sure BMW/MB/VW are going to find a reason why their oil filters need to talk to their engine management system.

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Nato, UN, NGOs slug it out with namespace biz bods: IMHO... STFU

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Re: NATO? Over-protected?

It might be a good idea if Nato registered .nato as a gTLD

At the moment they use nato.int which more than a few badly configured email systems refuse to recognise.

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Re: Shoot the lawyers

Hopefully NATO will decide that airstrikes are cheaper than lawyers, more fun and less messy

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Re: MUH PROTECTION!

The very corporate funded ICANN wants to invent lots of new domain names so you can be www.sony

Organisations like Nato point out that if people try and register .nato as a new business Nato will have to go around and drop a big pile of "peacekeeping" on them.

So wouldn't it be better if ICANN announce that you can't register .nato, .un, .red-cross etc

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BT tweaks WORDING of sex-ed web block after complaints

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Re: Heres an idea

Because parents don't have the technical ability to know that website X has to be blocked because its parent company competes with one of BT's strategic partners in a different business area.

Over here one of the countries big 3 telcos (we can only have a cartel of domestic carriers for security and cultural reasons) decided to block the website of the union it was in dispute with - for all it's customers.

Bizarrely they didn't seem to think anyone would be annoyed, or that it would be news!

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RSA comes out swinging at claims it took NSA's $10m to backdoor crypto

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Re: Follow the money?

If there was a $10M invoice to NSA for "services rendered" - then yes

If there was a $10M higher bid that was accepted somewhere in EMC's $15Bn of sales to the government - probably not

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Re: Truism

No RSA can't be held liable for being ordered by a secret court to do as it was told - just like Huawei can't be held liable in China for doing the same thing.

But all RSA's foreign customers can now decide that it is about as trustworthy as Huawei and be about as likely to use if to for important stuff. Its US customers will ask themselves if secured by RSA now means - "copied to the IRS" and every other government agency.

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But following on from more than a decade of fighting strong encryption products like PGP, weakening existing standards and secretly reducing the key length in commercial products exported.

You would have to be very niave and very out of touch not to be suspicious.

Although it is possible that all the world class security experts at RSA never use the internet, or read the newspapers or watch TV or follow the news in anyway.

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How much did NSA pay to put a backdoor in RSA crypto? Try $10m – report

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Re: unlike in the UK....

Given that one of the main aims of the constitution was to prevent the formation of an all powerful central government in the hands of a few imperial families and largley influenced by religous extremists - I would give it 5/10

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emc (RSA's) parent company has an income of $15Bn - or at least it did last year.

How many foreign customers it will have at the end of this year remains to be seen.

How much is a fuckton of money if it means nobody trusts your security company anymore?

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Re: A different era?

> RSA might have honestly thought the NSA was recommending the algorithm to help protect national interests,

And people might honestly have thought that the Tories were privatising Royal Mail to ensure a better service for little old ladies and better pay and conditions for the posties

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