* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

5498 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

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A pipeline?

If each passenger was given a small barrel of oil to carry it could solve some other problems the government is having getting a project through

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20 injured at LG phone giveaway as PR stunt turns into freetard riot

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Re: PR, or organisers?

The fact that they work in PR should be a clue

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Mobe-slurping Wi-Fi SPY BINS banned from London's streets

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Re: What has it got in its pocketsess?

Until you do a deal with a car park that has pay-by-phone, a shopping mall or a supermarket that takes credit cards or Oyster - then you have the same phone tied to credit card a name and address and a CCTV picture

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Re: Rah Rah Rah

For what?

You were walking down the street and your phone was screaming out "I'm 0a:1b:2c:3d:4f:5g" and they listened

Since your phone was probably also checking for open wifi they would probably fine you for attempted hacking.

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Deutsche Telekom launches 'NSA-busting' encrypted email service

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Re: Totally secure

>Deutsche Telekom has no links whatsoever with the German government.

Other than having to obey any (secret) laws the German govt decides. And being a large company it has to plat nicely with any little "special requests" if it wants any govt contracts and doesn't want to be auditted into bankruptcy

>Which has no links whatsoever with the US Government.

Other than being USA's 2nd special little friend.

Possibly rising to 1st now that all the enemies are out of aircraft range of the UK or Canada

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Re: Interesting

HTTPS is pretty secure. theonly weakness would be if the government could send a secret order to force the certificate authorities to hand over the private keys and then order them not to tell anyone.

And what kind of free democratic nation would do that ?

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Feds arrest rogue trucker after GPS jamming borks New Jersey airport test

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Re: Interfering devices...

Why ? it didn't inadvertantly cause interference - it did exactly what it was supposed to do

A more likely reaction is to fit these to all police cars just in case the commie/terrorist/hippies are using them .

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The secure mail dilemma: If it's useable, it's probably insecure

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Re: Difficult to see what the problem is here ...

That works if you are deep in enemy territory trying to just get the single word "tinker, tailor, soldier or spy" out.

It's trickier if you are trying to run a non-US multinational, a political party, a group opposing an oil pipeline or anything else that is considered an enemy of the state.

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Re: PGP is simple enough

But it is a little impractical for all employees of Airbus to meet on the same park bench in Brussels everytime they want to discuss something without it being copied to Boeing.

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Re: What is needed...

The problem is that they did have the keys - so waiting to get a court order would have meant turning over all their servers to the Feds and then shutting down.

This way they get to wipe them before the men in dark glasses arrive.

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Students, rejoice ... and squint! Google rents out textbooks to mobes

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Re: School Requirements

A friend teaches a course at a world famous university where she is required to have quizzes which use a remote control multiple choice selecting gizmo that comes with the textbook

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DON'T PANIC: Amazon's Chromecast late-ship email was a blunder

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Re: What about UK users?

Because it's going to take time for US cable companies to re-make every decent British show so they have something watchable to show on Netflix.

They have done House of Cards - although without the same sardonic catch phrase - now they just have to to remake Only Fools and Horses with William Shatner and Last of the summer Wine with Bruce Willis

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NSA to world+dog: We're only watching 1.6% of internet, honest

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foreign entities

Means any company that might be tendering for a US contract, any that might compete with a US company or any that make sales in the US and the IRS might like to take a look at.

Imagine how useful it would be for the inland revenue to have all Starbucks internal discussions with their tax lawyers (well not at all of course because they are a US company and so the UK government will roll over like good little puppets.)

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It's now or never for old sysadmins to learn new tricks

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>hello is Mr Dennis Skinner there? It's the 21st Century calling?")

Yes a politician that believes in something beyond racking up expenses, lining their pockets, getting re-elected and screwing over anyone that gets in their way is so 19th century.

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Moneybags pour shower of gold on new mega-precise GPS system

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Re: this sounds a lot like Differential GPS..

RTK isn't really even GPS, it uses GPS as a convenient high precision signal and tracks the phase difference between the base station and rover.

It has been around for years but the normal customer is high end surveying so the units are rare and expensive.

There has been an open source system for a few $100 that runs on a beagle board and a cheap SIRTF GPS chipset. You just need a GPS chip that gives you phase information, a cheap linux box and a comms link between the base and rover.

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US Department of Defense throws lifeline to beleaguered BlackBerry

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Re: Does this mean that they are a certified PRISM provider?

Probably the only people you can trust to not give in to the NSA is the DoD - they are natural enemies

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Snowden's secure email provider Lavabit shuts down under gag order

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That's why we now have secret courts, secret prisons, extra-ordinary rendition and if all that fails - just legal political assassination.

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It's ironic that this happens in the land of the free.

Scotland ?

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But an industry that makes very little in the way of political donations - they need to learn from private prisons, defense and farming how to get Washington to do "the right thing"

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Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

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Re: Go girl ......

>fight back against their attempts at censorship.

However under new government rules you will have to register as an official pervert to watch her performances online

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E-reader barons file FCC plea to opt out of disabled-friendly regs

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Re: Here we go

But that isn't accessible to people without fingers so wouldn't be allowed

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Not just ebooks

On the news today, the Canadian Aviation authorities decided that an allergy to dogs is a disability and the airlines must accommodate it by banning dogs from the flight.

After a women had an allergic reaction on a flight which had a guide dog on a seat near her.

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Obama cancels meeting Putin in Russia, says Snowden 'a factor'

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Re: My British Buddy

How is California doing ?

Its credit rating better than Kazakhstan's yet?

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He could always invade Russia

Winters is coming - why not give it a try?

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'Look, give us Snowden' - this Friday's top US-Russia talks revealed

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Re: Syria's nuclear programme?

Yes the Americans have evidence that there are atoms in Syria

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Re: Bah!

Ob Yes minister quote:

That's another of those irregular verbs, isn't it?

I give confidential press briefings;

you leak;

he's being charged under section 2A of the Official Secrets Act.

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Re: Show of hands please?

All the US has to do is return all the soviet pilots that defected along with their aircraft and arrange for anyone who jumped the Berlin wall to be rounded up and returned to Moscow.

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Re: take him out

>How do you know they haven't tried?

Because a mountain in N Wales hasn't been bombed by mistake

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Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to itself on Martian anniversary

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Re: Don't tell the RIAA!

Does the Record Industry Association of America cover Mars?

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See a young Brit's mobe? 55% chance it has nekkid selfies on it, claims poll

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Re: @ The Big Yin - So...

While here, IIRC, the young lady's selfie got here on both the sex offenders register and the children at risk register

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Report: NSA spying deals billion dollar knockout to US cloud prospects

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Re: I usually don't buy socialist arguments about America being a "corporateocracy"

>sorry iraq

Give it a few months ....

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Re: Encryption

>Sorry to burst your bubble there but the person that created it knows how to break it.

If you believe that - I've got a bridge to sell you

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Re: Solution

Fine for storage, but what if you want your cloud company to do email/database/sharepoint etc

It's hard to do processing on encrypted data without giving them the keys (yes it's theoretically possible but not really)

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US feds: 'Let's make streaming copyrighted content a FELONY'

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Re: Sad

Why not just make downloading a movie terrorism?

Two birds - one stone !

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Sergey Brin's 'test-tube burger' cooked, eaten, declared meat-like

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Re: Take your dirty hands off of me you damn, stinking ...

>1.4 billion people in the world are overweight and obese,.... one billion people worldwide go to bed hungry

An obvious solution suggests itself and it doesn't require testubes

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

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Not just copiers

A CFO stood up at a board meeting once and congratulated us on a 320,000 quid sale

We had to point out that this was "A3 20,000" where A3 is how the email had decided to print the GBP sign

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They are held in memory

When you copy a 200page doc it scans it, copies it into RAM then does any 2-up, half side, 2 sided reshuffling, then sends it to the laser printer - which is what a modern copier is

Some copiers also let you select extra copies of earlier docs.

there is normally a security scare story every week about how to access old copies - which is why most companies keep a separate machine for HR/ Financials etc

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Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

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the world's most read online newspaper,

Even stretching the definition of newspaper, how does a paper whose audience is - the wives of people who read the times and people who want to read the sun but don't want to be seen reading the sun - get to be the most popular online paper?

(admittadly most popular in the same sense that Malaria is the most popular parasitic disease)

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

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Re: A good opportunity to sell stock at cost and look big'n'caring

>This has nothing to do with the connector used on the device being charged.

Yes it does.

If Apple stuck to the rules you could use any USB socket to charge them. But because they ignore the rules and use a proprietry convector your choice is a $100 iCharger from iApple or a $2 knock off

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Re: Ground

The problem in these units is that the isolation between the 380V DC output of the switcher and the 5V USB socket is wishfull thinking. Putting it in a grounded metal case would do bugger-all to help

The real solution is for the world to use proper BS plugs so that there is room for a proper 6inch isolation gap, rather than these tiny little American things.

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BONG goes HYPER as default.gov POWERS the FUTURE

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Used to be better

when it actually satirized e-government. Now that it just prints their press releases verbatim it's gone a bit stale

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Tor servers vanish as FBI swoops on kiddie-smut suspect

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Re: Is Tor really secure?

Tor isn't meant to be secure - it's meant to be anonymous.

of course if all the exit nodes are FBI then it isn't even that

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NASA's cloud strategy panned by NASA auditors

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Re: Translated from management waffle ..

Safeguard the data doesn't mean stop people getting access to it - it means ensuring that people CAN get access to it. in astronomy that means in 50, 100, 1000 years time.

We use >100 year old photographic plates and 60 year old sky surveys to study how stars move, and 3000year old clay tablets to measure the Earth's rotation - we need guarantees slightly better than "we get raided by the feds and all your data was deleted"

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SAP boss cops jail time plea after Lego barcode bust

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Re: It's a pity for SAP

It's certainly smarter more inventive, more innovative and more profitable than anything any of their other VPs have done

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Re: "dish liquid"?.....

>Fairy liquid

i don't think thats very politicaly correct anymore

it's "alternate lifestyle choice" liquid

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Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements

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Re: I thought it worked like this...

Not if "your" company is in the Cayman islands and is being paid to do this and only pays you in loans - then just like these guys you pay no tax at all!

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Re: Isn't this illegal?

>perhaps it would be better to reduce the cost of hiring people in the UK.

All you have to do is reduce the cost of lining in the UK (housing, food, etc) to that of a chinese prison camp and the plan would work

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