* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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ICO: You call that a sentence? Courts need power to hit data thieves harder

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Re: er...

But m'lud I feel that my clients should be treated more leniently - after all they have to pay my fee.

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So change the law so it isn't illegal.

Having something illegal but you only bother to use heavy penalties against people you don't like isn't exactly the basis for democracy.

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Re: er...

>What's that, she has no money to pay the fine... but you want to increase it?

M'lud my clients have spent all the money they robbed from the bank and are now unemployed (until the Croyden post-office job comes up) and so feel that a fine of 10% of the proceeds would be appropriate.

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Going on a date, and it's just the two of you? How ... quaint. OkCupid's setting up threesomes

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Re: order by breast_size

>some people really don't have a distinguishing body

triBool = male / female / file-not-found

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And that they also read el' reg = underflow error

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Re: order by breast_size

That's the advantage of FORTRAN, support for gender as a complex number.

Disadvantage - you don't care about the gender of anyone who knows FORTRAN

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Catalan town hall seriously downsizes monarch

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Re: Inventive?

>"Right to Bare Arms".

And for so many of them waiting for the rupture ?

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How hard can it be to kick terrorists off the web? Tech bosses, US govt bods thrash it out

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Re: I'm starting to worry...

In other news - politicians "thinking of the children" banned guns, arrested all catholic priests and doubled funding to education.

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Smartphone hard, dudes, like it’s the end of the world!

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Re: Moto G LTE model XT1039

I bought one of those as my flashy top of the range phone (admittedly for $20 because some store did the maths wrong on what it costs to buy out the contract).

Then I leaned too far off a dock to grab a rope.....

Now I'm back to my no name Android 4.4 "smart" phone

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Re: Best article ever.

Could start a new trend for reviewing products without mentioning their name - except it would take about 3 weeks for this to become the new hipster trend....

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Oh UK.gov. Say you're not for weakened encryption – Google and Facebook

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No need to weaken encryption

Just have a single national shared password.

If there are any concerns about security it could be changed regularly.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was paid more than $28,000 a day in 2015

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significantly exceeded the maximum goals

So if he had only been paid $9M, he wouldn't have bothered launching the apple Watch

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GCHQ mass spying will 'cost lives in Britain,' warns ex-NSA tech chief

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Re: Terrorists?

If a few extra terrorists deaths is what it takes to protect our government from expense account investigating journalists, environmentalists, unions and other clear and present threats to their seats then we have to take that risk.

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Fans demand 'Lemmium' periodic table tribute

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Re: -nomy/-logy

And we were worried about the new more grown-up more professional Reg wouldn't be as funny

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IT security is a safe job? Tell that to Norse staff laid off this week

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Re: not necessarily

It is rare for a VC funded startup company to make the sort of 10-0% redundancy to make this quarters figures look good. You are either in a desperate hiring frenzy or you go bust.

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Americans massively back call for more police body camera tech

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I get it now

The USA is just a giant reality TV show

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NSA spying on US and Israeli politicians stirs Congress from Christmas slumbers

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Re: Surveillance Pyramid

At the top - an unknown sysadmin who access to the General's computer and knows how to clear the access logs.

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Re: marilyn manson

Yes but before to spy on a person 24x7 you needed half a dozen agents, and then another few to monitor those - so you could only spy on 10% of the population by having the other 90% work for the FBI.

That was the problem the Stasi faced - even with informers, it had more people working for it than it was spying on.

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Re: ...special?

The dangers of typos - all those fundamentalists praying for the rupture.

Truss in the Lord and yea shall be healed.

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Re: Seriously, though

The Saudis have nukes? BAe really did do a good sales job !

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Re: Surveillance Pyramid

That's what THEY want you to think !

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Re: Colour me cynical

Come back dick - all is forgiven ?

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Trustworthy x86 laptops? There is a way, says system-level security ace

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Re: ALL YOUR x86 ARE BELONG TO US

Not even a typewriter is safe http://cryptomuseum.com/covert/bugs/selectric/index.htm

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2016 in mobile: Visit a components mall in China... 30 min later, you're a manufacturer

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Re: I think I'm tired of smartphones

Thank god for rounded corners !

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Five key findings from 15 years of the International Space Station

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Re: @AC

So the only real "science" that the ISS has done is how to operate and crew the ISS ?

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Re: Industrial processes... in SPAAACE!

I AM saying it was a massive waste of money as far as science was concerned.

It's real purpose was to subsidize Boeing (and it's Russian counterpart) following the end of the cold war, but since we managed to find new bogeymen that needed even more expensive weapons to fight - even that was a waste.

If it was about science why is the main criterion for being a crew member that you were a fighter pilot , and preferably one with a media freindly human interest quirk like playing the guitar ? Perhaps CERN would do better if it was lead by an ex-SAS man and every researcher had to have been in the paras?

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It's amazing the UK Parliament agreed to track 22bn Brits' car trips. Oh right – it didn't

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> Just wait 'til the outlaws nick your stuff, and see whose side you're on.

Bikes stolen, police tell me to go to their website. Report it, Get crime number, claim insurance.

Car broken into, police tell me to go website, Report it, Get crime number, insurance doesn't cover it.

But over the years I have paid 1000s in tax to fund the police, so far they are robbing me more than the outlaws.

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Re: AC Morality

>Think of the children,

Specifically the school girl that was knocked down and killed on a crossing by a police car doing 70mph through a housing estate because his ANPR had detected (incorrectly) an out of date tax disk

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Re: Since when has ACPO actually needed anyone's permission?

Well if you are going to have crime it may as well be organised crime = ACPO

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Re: AC Morality

And if the UK ever had a coal industry (or any other industry) ever again, and there was a strike - this would allow the police to detect citizens moving around their own country so they could stop them without having to hang around on freezing motorway junctions

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Dr Sue Black among handful of IT Brits getting New Year gongs

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Re: Why not make it better...

Let the plebs decide?

That might lead to outbreaks of democracy

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Here – here is that 'hoverboard' you've wanted so much. Look at it. Look. at. it.

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Re: reg units?

About 2 BOFHS standing on your head while you approve this as a rapid server relocation platform.

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Password-less database 'open-sources' 191m US voter records on the web

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Re: All your data are belong to us

It is also terribly disruptive to the rolling 24hour news schedule to have to wait until after the count to decide who won.

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China wants encryption cracked on demand because ... er, terrorism

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re: Who exactly are China's terrorist threats?

Same as here, people trying to get their children into better school areas and the families of people accidentally killed by the police

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Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed

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Re: Bah!

>I'm again going to suggest that the people at NASA might have considered the various options regarding altitude, and decided on where it is for a reason...

And concluded that it had to be a collobaration with the Rooskis to get approval and so the altitude and orbit were set by the need to reach it from the Cape and Baikonur

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Software bug sets free thousands of US prisoners too early

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Re: How to miss the whole point of reforming prisoners

Except the prisons (and their shareholders) are paid for the number of prisoners.

So the ones who are being good will be easy and cheap to find and re-imprison.

Those who have re-offended and are in another prison can't be charged for and those who have moved away or are on the run will be too expensive to catch

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When a swat team arrives at the employer of one of the ones who did turn their life around and get a job - and drags them back to jail for 3 days - I suspect the re-offending rate will go up

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You ain't nothing but a porn dog, prying all the time: Cyber-hound sniffs out hard drives for cops

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Re: Sounds Expensive

Because the dog is a very court friendly way of legitimately finding evidence that you suspect is there because of illegal surveillance, an informer, or because you planted it yourself.

Walking into somebody's house with a search warrant and start taking apart a specific bit of a wall on the first try is a bit suspicious

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Riddle of cash-for-malware offer in new Raspberry Pi computers

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2016 the year of the Linux desktop

Now that they have finally achieved crapware parity

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Hello Kitty hack exposes 3.3 million users' details, says infosec bod

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Re: Easy Fix

And their gender

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No not really

>when the information relates to a child it's far worse.

That's the problem with child labor, kids re-use the server admin password on their hello kitty page

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Chicago cops under fire for astonishingly high dashcam, mic failures

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Re: >30% failures rates are common for video surveillance

It's not only a problem for our colonial cousins - I understand that the 4.6billion CCTV cameras that make London such a crime free utopia have been know to all fail every time there is a widespread demonstration in the capital.

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Re: Discretion.

It's a good job that the Chicago police force, along with the guardians of law and order in so any of America's most racial diverse cities, enjoy the universal respect and approval of the public - or there might be some concern over this perfectly understandable level of equipment failure.

I do hope no dastardly miscreants escaped justice because people doubted the word of the redoubtable officers who lacked recorded evidence of the suspects confession

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Iranian hackers targeted New York dam, had a quick nosy around

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Re: Bah!

Have you been downloading movies?

That funds terrorism.

Of course it's only terrorism if it really is the Iranians - if it turns out to be the Chinese, Israelis or just geographically challenged US governments then it's ok.

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Scandal-hit Toshiba cutting 7,000 jobs, heads for $4.5bn loss

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Re: This Ain't The First Scandal...

Thats not a scandal, selling to a customer that didn't nuke you even if it annoy one who did

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Launch embiggens Galileo satnav fleet

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Re: The US military has announced that if ...

Galileo does have a war zone jamming system agreed with the US.

What it does is allow aircraft to land, ships to dock and road traffic to be charged if a future US administration decided to reduce GPS coverage over Europe as part of a future disagreement with cheese eating surrender monkeys.

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Remember this is the base accuracy before you start using ground based correction. So you can get 1m at high latitudes if you don't have a phone signal.

If you have a local RTK base station you can get cm resolution with either system

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Old jet bits, Vader's motorbike gear, sonic oddness: Hats off to Star Wars' creative heroes

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Re: The guns

Probably a good job that they never managed to hit anything then

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FAA introduces unworkable drone registration rules in time for Christmas

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Re: Police level trained

Although to be fair, the Police investigation into the cases where the policeman shot himself did conclude that the officer acted in self defense and the victim was a possible threat to the public.

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Re: @someone else -- Kieran-

Presumably you would happily get a HAM radio licence and pay a the FCC a licence fee for all those Bluetooth/Wifi/Zigbee transmitters around your house?

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