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5015 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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Re: Two seconds of sanity

Remember that this law doesn't apply at border crossings or in the special security zones within 100mi of a border or coast.

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Re: Supreme Court finds common sense again!

What about the people who were threatened that they would be put on the no-fly list unless they cooperated in a completely unrelated investigation?

For many Americans no-fly means no-job unless you can persuade an employer to give you a couple of weeks to drive to each sales meeting on the other coast.

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

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Re: Human rights are non-negotiable

With this new framework US companies are again free to run cloud services for Eu customers.

The data will be slurped by the US govt legally, and US corporations illegally.

There is nothing you can do about the US govt, but that hasn't changed.

With the new law you can, as a foreign/pinko/liberal, go up against an honest god fearing American corporation in front of an East Texas judge.

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Verizon to turn LTE faucet back on for Chromebook Pixel users

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Fail 101

Piss off both Google and a bunch of high-spending early-adopters/flash-bastards to save no money.

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Re: Bad Decision

There was a service (also shutdown IIRC) which offered a Netflix-like service from a set of DVD jukeboxes. Since they only streamed a single physical DVD to a signal customer at once, they claimed that they were just a DVD rental store where you happened to physically play the DVD remotely.

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Re: Minority Report

So what if you bought your own individual antenna at Aereo?

Alternately what if you rented the one on your roof or paid somebody else to install and service the HW - would that make you illegal?

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Microsoft's Online Exchange fixed after going titsup for NINE HOURS

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re: why should I move from an on premesis solution to a more expensive cloud offering?

You think you can manage a Microsoft server better than the people who created it ?

- at least that was their pitch to us .

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Re: Microsoft 101

2.5 Remember to have no way of knowing if the service is down, other than the volume of posts on Reddit. Have no official site or dashboard to check status.

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Own goal as World Cup Wi-Fi passwords spilled in newspaper snap

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Re: How many users over the years...

Sounds like a good idea.

You are trying to protect your online banking from a hacker on the other side of the world, not a family member looking over your shoulder. So a long complex password written down is better than a short memorable password that you never change.

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Oculus seeks partners in drive to get a billion people into virtual reality

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The same occulus

That had a kickstarter campaign to get the first units built and to "build a community of developers" then sold themselves to Google.

So you get to build your innovative product around Occulus - so long as it benefits Google, fits Google's plans, gives 40% to the play store and will be cancelled with no notice if Google feel like it

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FAA shoots down delivery by drone plans

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An opportunity for the supergun ?

WWII era guns could 'deliver' a 7ton package at least 25mi and there would be no need for the delivery driver to leave a note if you weren't in.

Obviously some work would have to be done on the packaging - but anything that can survive Puralator should be OK

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F1 racing ace Michael Schumacher's medical records were pinched

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Re: Good news

Haven't been following the F1 this season - must have missed the BBC coverage.

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Good news

Didn't know he was out of the coma and on the way to being better until I read this.

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Microsoft is still touting Android smartphones – meet the new Nokia X2

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Re: Target Market ?

>Which market is it coming out it in

The 'next billion" those lesser developed regions with more primitive telecommunications infrastructure and less access to modern fibre optic telecommunications.

So pretty much anywhere more than 1/2 mi from a BT exchange

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Snowden defends mega spy blab: 'Public affairs have to be known by the public'

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Re: Willing to Pay the Price?

Still waiting for Blair and Bush to turn up at the Hague.

Funny that in 70years the international criminal court had convicted 2 world leaders; Donitz for ending WWII and some guy from a little tin pot African country that forget to sign minerals for weapons deals with a superpower.

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Re: jail sentence

Suppose the government in the 1930s had been gathering holiday photos so it had evidence of you kissing somebody in public.

Just so that if you said anything nasty about the Germans ( and so compromised the chances of British industry getting the contracts for those new shower blocks) it would have something to leak to the tabloids.

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Chromebook Pixel owners' promised free data plans being prematurely axed

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Re: A bundled option of 100MB is not "free"

Sounds like a great deal for consumers.

Google changed the contract and I assume the owners can choose not to agree to the new conditions and can return their year old chromebook for a full refund.

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Search, done. Ads, done. What next for Google? Domain registration

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Why bother with domain names

If you find the site through Goolge then DNS, and the silly new set of top level domains, are pointless.

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Foxconn to take on 100 THOUSAND workers prior to iPhone 6 launch

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Re: So Hang on

The hard bits are built by Samsung and then assembled by a bunch of Siemens pick-place machines.

The peasants are just putting them in boxes

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Re: seriously!

And coincidently started building everything in Alabama, or somewhere with no auto unions, instead of in Germany.

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Glastonbury debuts festival wide Wi-Fi network - fitted to COWS

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Re: Why fibreglass cows?

And then the crowds of humans will run after the cows waving their iPads.

At worst, both the cows and festival goers get some exercise - at best, some performance theatre that everyone else can enjoy

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Re: Why fibreglass cows?

I suppose there is an issue with the smell and 'manure' problem

- but the cows could get used to it.

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Why fibreglass cows?

Wouldn't real cows be just as effective?

They could roam the festival site with WIFI stripped to their backs.

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Re: Admin Access from outside.

It was on in the default and nobody read the manual ?

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Re: Good to know

MobileIron claims that it offers a full management system for data on your mobile devices.

Unless they can prove that this hack was somehow able to post messages, send email and wipe the devices but somehow wasn't able to "fully manage" the data - you should assume that they slurped everything.

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Good to know

That wiping every employees mobile phone after extracting all the data from it represented no financial loss to the company and no risk to customers.

Normaly if some hacker merely gets onto their web server he is accused of causing millions in damamges

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If Google remembers whom it has forgotten, has it complied with the ECJ judgment?

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Re: This whole thing is idiotic

Suppose the only result that came up when an employer Googled your name was the conviction for nicking booze 20years ago - because Google gives more weight to a "real" newspaper than your blog about your work rescuing kittens. The conviction is spent and doesn't appear on a police record, but does appear on the HR manager's phone.

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Congress passes crackdown on NSA surveillance

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Re: @Marketing Hack

>They can't find some e-mails because a hard drive was destroyed.

Presumably this is where an all-seeing National Security Agency that even spies on the government could come in handy?

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Re: Sheeple'd again?

I'd like a warrant to tap phones looking for terrorists Mr Judge

Where does it apply and for how long.

Everywhere in the world for the next 1000years.

Approved - stamp

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FCC to spend $2 BEEELLION to install Wi-Fi in US schools

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Re: Odd that this annoucement came so soon after Cisco's latest bad news

Obviously there won't be any $20,000 routers this time.

Now that we know that we need to avoid any HW made in china for security reasons, and any routers used in schools need to be terrorist proof they will need to cost a little more - but we have to be safe

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Google, Microsoft to add remote KILL switch to phones

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Re: And what's the real subtext here...?

They already have a kill switch for that - it's called the phone system.

You don't need to build a secret kill switch into all TV sets to stop them hearing anti-government messages on Fox news, you just have a word with Fox news.

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Re: And what's the real subtext here...?

And the ability to block the import of any cheap Android phones that don't have this feature

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Engineering fault stops SpaceX launch of machine comms satellite network

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Re: Rockets use liquid fuel?

Safe rockets use liquid fuel.

The Apollo era Saturn V rockets used liquid fuel as did the Shuttle main engines because Nasa only allowed liquid fuel for man rated missions. But the shuttle got a bit heavy and so they added a couple of solid fuel boosters.

They were perfectly safe because Nasa changed the rules to allow solid fueled manned flights

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Ministry of Justice IT bods to strike over outsourcing fears

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Re: Just strike on principle!

>it is our taxes that are paying for these inefficiencies. The money saved can be better spent elsewhere

Such as on dole for all the people made redundant ?

Look at the shining model of the South Yorkshire coalfield.

Spend 10x as much as you used to spend on subsidizing coal on dole, inward investment grants, regional development grants, depressed area grants, extra policing, extra healthcare etc.

And 20years later you still have an area that s completely fucked.

But at least you now have millions of quid going to Moscow to pay for the gas you are using instead. Well done comrade Thatcher - have an Order of Lenin

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Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

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Coding is a fundamental skill that’s going to be a part of almost everything

In the same way that semiconductor wafer processing is a fundamental skill that is part of everything.

Electric cars are going to be everywhere so we all need to be lithium miners ?

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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

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Re: A key problem is this...

Now try doing that if you are a european company with development teams in 5 different countries.

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Bankers bid to use offshore temp techies

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Qualified

Are many of the IT professionals from these nations qualified parachutists?

It is going to create traffic problems if large numbers of them are dropped into the square mile and the chutes don't open

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Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!

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Re: I always write "prefer not to say"

I always put down African - I believe my family came from Olduvai Gorge originally

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Re: 5 things I paid the least amount of attention to

>but how does that work for, say, a brain surgeon or a sysadmin?

Same way - by the amount of blood on the walls at the end of the first week.

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Oracle shares pummeled after giant reports glacial growth

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SaaS, PaaS

Are supposed to allow you escape from being locked to expensive propriety server applications and databases - so you naturally go with the main jailer?

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A future queen, the spy chief behind the Iraq 'dodgy dossier' – and a war base rendezvous

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Re: Bletchley vs. NMC

But the Bletchely trust have evidence that the NMC have weapons of mass destruction that could be used within 32kb (1) and so must be stopped.

(1) the evidence came from some posting on the internet and may be confused

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Re: "[A] threat to our society that we need to take action against?"

>I´d like to know what our society is

I thought there was "no such thing as society"?

If he doesn't believe in holy iron lady he must be some sort of commie terrorist

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'I'm for free speech!' brave Boris bellows, bewildered by 'right to be forgotten' bluster

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And Google could respond by removing it and replacing it with a front page link saying "Embarrassing details about Mr X available on our Irish server click here"

Since Google don't do any business in the UK, according to their tax return, there isn't much the UK could do.

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ISIS: Iraq KILLS the INTERNET: VPNs, social media and chat apps blocked by government

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Re: Which planet are Facebook on?

>When did the armed uprising take place in the UK?

Approx 1969-1998 and it was necessary to have reporting restrictions to prevent the oxygen of publicity

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Re: Damned if you do...

> el reg readers tend to be able to take rational arguments and draw their own conclusions.

That if you are about to launch a crackdown/counter-insurgency operation you don't want the rest of the world finding out any details except through your official news agency?

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Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

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They seem happy to do the same thing if the suspect you haven't used your real name on Google+, or if there is some copyright background music in your home video on youtube.

This is simple you request a page removed, they pass it onto the courts, the court declare which page is removed. If Google can't keep up with the data flows resulting from individual court judgements - its probably in the wrong business

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Missiles-on-rooftops Brit spy Farr: UK gov can slurp your Facebook, Twitter ... What of it?

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exceptional circumstances

>“I am not aware of any exceptional circumstances which would justify a departure from the neither >confirm nor deny principle in relation to the alleged Tempora

What about when foreign companies stop basing themselves in London because of the assumption that all their data will immediately be copied to the USA? What about when Airbus stops allowing Brits anywhere near their designs because GCHQ will copy them to the NSA who will hand them to Boeing?

I'm not sure that being seen as merely a US eavesdropping operation is exactly in line with Boris and Cameron's new digital tentacles London - or perhaps it is!

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Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

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Re: Huh?

A national lottery with the prize the chance to Hunt Harper - could clear the national debt!

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Re: Mathematician vs. a "Real" Scientist...

>This was an engineer in a royal cannon factory

A little unfair, Benjamin Thompson (Count von Rumford) was America's first world class scientist. But since he was a royalist he got kicked out and went to work for the Germans.

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