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24 posts • joined 25 Mar 2010

CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

mrobaer
Joke

Re: Dontcherknew?

Orange is the new black.

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US Army loses 16,000 personnel records in South Korea

mrobaer
FAIL

No Surprise

Having seen first hand some of the network infrastructure over there, I am not surprised this has happened. I am actually curious as to how many times it probably has happened before and never noticed!

I did some really dumb things in my past, quite a few of them in South Korea while serving in the US Army. One of them, was being a script kiddie¹. I got busted by the National Police Agency of S. Korea. Even after this, the US Army was foolish in allowing me local access to protected computer systems. To make it even more interesting, I also was able to obtain employment stateside at Citibank in their Fraud Early Warning department. They trusted me with quite a lot of information and access, knowing what had happened in S. Korea, and locally².

1) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/05/08/us_airman_charged_in_korean/ (That was me)

2) http://www.justice.gov/usao/pae/News/2007/jul/baer.html (Me again...)

As long as folks let dummies like I used to be slip into their network, problems like this will continue.

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Myspace: Where are you going? We still have all your HUMILIATING PICS

mrobaer
Big Brother

Re: Just nuke it from orbit

Is it possible to stop others from posting pictures of you on the internet? I really don't see how... unless you just don't do anything at all that you wouldn't want the WHOLE WORLD to see or know about. That probably would make for a boring use of the time of your life.

What somewhat creeps me out is that I have taken pictures of friends with my "smart phone" and it prompts me with questions like, "Is this John Smith?" Well, no. But the person does slightly resemble "John Smith" which is odd, because "John Smith" is not on social media at all. The only way I could conceive of my phone knowing what "John Smith" looks like is because of the photo I have set up on "John Smith's" contact information. This sort of facial recognition stuff is neat, but I sometimes wonder what would happen if it mined key parts of the web to find all images of someone.*

* This may already exist and have a friendly Windows XP (or iOS) interface on the web for people to use. I'm trying to withdraw from much of this intrusive tech, so I'm unaware of such things these days.

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

mrobaer
Unhappy

actually...

This representative democracy we're subject to has taken quite a lot of power out of our hands. And because there are so many of us, it would have to be a very serious uprising of united citizens to even make a change. We seem to not even be able to agree that we're disagreeing in this country.

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New nuke could POWER WORLD UNTIL 2083

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WTF?

low carbon energy source?

I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed by any means, but was that just an attempt to convince me to go nuclear based on a carbon footprint?

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US Department of Energy: Which bright spark just hacked us?

mrobaer
Black Helicopters

fanning the flame

I suppose this could be the fan to the flame that may sweep through the political offices later on to try and establish more legislation on all things internet.

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If Hotmail was a person it could have kids now. But it would be a crime

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Thumb Up

Re: My bride uses hotmail...

My Hotmail account is my primary email also. I'm not even sure why I signed up back in '97 for email with Hotmail instead of somewhere else, but I know for sure it wasn't for Messenger.

I've had "throwaway" accounts at Lycos, yahoo, mail.com, and a few other places. I have found Hotmail to actually keep the most spam out of my inbox.

I've been using it for so long because I move around a lot and I changes internet providers almost yearly, making the Hotmail account the most stable email I have.

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Russian upstart claims BitTorrent-killer

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Facepalm

This reminds me of Comcast

http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-throttles-bittorrent-traffic-seeding-impossible/

IIRC this did not go over to well and was forced to stop.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Thumb Up

Re: best worst films

Yes indeed, Troll 2 is horrendous.

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Pr0n stars to demo against .xxx

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Thumb Up

@ AC 18:19

"You'd think that they might notice that they are protesting alongside the porn industry and start thinking that if the porn industry is trying to stop this they should be arguing in the opposite direction, but hey. Only in America."

That would be logical. As a Christian myself, I really don't care about the .xxx domain or porn itself. I figure it doesn't pertain to me or mess with anyone's rights, so just leave it be. Removing the object of an addiction from the person who is addicted does not cure the addiction. Instead more time should be spent helping to remove the desire for the addictive object in a healthy way. It doesn't matter if there are 100 or 100,000,000 porn sites out there to someone who isn't interested in it. Just try to count the amount of twitter feeds, blogs, youtube channels, etc, that are not followed. :)

I used "Christian" earlier in that format alluding to the crazies out there who always go too far, so far that they'd be hard pressed to even be called Christians at all (ie; Westboro Baptist Church).

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mrobaer
WTF?

Why?

"Resistance to .xxx has been so fierce, from Christian groups as well as the porn business, "

I don't understand why "Christians" would oppose this. I'm wondering why they aren't taking it further and requesting that after the passage of .xxx that ALL 'adult entertainment' be migrated to .xxx or shut down. That would make it so much easier to block/filter.

It seems the porn industry has it's lobbyists out in full force.

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Cute download Firefox, 'treat a cub' vid downed by IE glitch

mrobaer
Go

I agree

I wonder if this can be somehow spun to show why the Zoo should have been using a superior product in the first place.

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PlayStation hacker defiantly posts 'bible' following police raid

mrobaer
Coat

I find it amusing

"Mr. Egorenkov willingly ignored a judge's order."

Why would this be of any surprise, even if it were true?

The prosecution sated that "while fleeing the scene of the triple homicide, the defendant was speeding, and didn't even use his turn signal!"

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Man admits hacking into NASA, e-commerce servers

mrobaer
WTF?

@ Havin_it

"Now let's see how easily them damn Yankees get him extradited across the Mason-Dixon..."

Why would he need to cross the Mason-Dixon line?

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Yet another delay hangs over release of Firefox 4

mrobaer
Gates Horns

hrm.... really?

"The problem begins after clicking on an email to preview it or going into a different folder. When I do this, the page continually reloads," wrote one tester.

Well that's been happening with me for ages using version Firefox 3.6.13 while checking Hotmail. I don't remember exactly when it started, but I do remember it didn't happen immediately after a Firefox upgrade. I just took it for what it's worth, Microsoft messing more code up.

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With net unplugged, Egypt cracks down on journos

mrobaer
Black Helicopters

indeed

I was watching various news channels Friday night and one said the egyptians were using "old fashioned" techniques to access the internet, then said they were using dial-up. Having finally ditched dial-up myself in 2005, I wondered about their choice of words and my choices of technology.

It certainly is likely that the government there has squashed this as well...

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Facebook riddled by 'my first ever status message' scam app

mrobaer
Go

lol

I love reading the comments on facebook articles. If I am to believe the statistics* that about 29% of the people on the internet have facebook, I wonder what the odds are that a facebook hater-troll has a facebook account?

* http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats25.htm

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Ubuntu 'more secure' than Windows, says Dell

mrobaer
Welcome

Re: Bows & Arrows

Interesting logic, but I think you're off a little bit. You are comparing weapons with targets. Nonetheless, I'm sure that should WAL*MART have Ubuntu systems sprouting up on it's shelves and the masses partaking of this trend, that more weapons would be aimed at Ubuntu and probably Linux in general. How much more? Who knows... but it sure would be a breath of fresh air to see Linux systems sold in more stores.

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Man accused of DDoSing conservative talking heads

mrobaer
FAIL

@AC - Defending against DDOS

Clearly this will work against millions of spoofed source ip addresses, will it not? How does this deal with the overwhelming amount of data that would be directed to the target that the target's link to the internet cannot withstand?

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MS kernel patch skirts infected machines

mrobaer
FAIL

or ...

You could do this perhaps:

C:\>tasklist | find "firefox"

firefox.exe 2960 Console 0 78,188 K

C:\>taskkill /pid 2960

SUCCESS: The process with PID 2960 has been terminated.

C:\>

And it dies. Period. I do understand it's a lot different than what you may be used to in *nix systems. Maybe you overlooked this due to being "conversant" or something?

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Hacker's record credit card theft fetches 20-year sentence

mrobaer
FAIL

the devil made me do it

Competent enough to be a snitch for the US Secret Service to a tune of 75k a year, but not enough to know right from wrong? Give me a break!

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Nicole Richie turns Twitter hacker on celeb chums

mrobaer
Stop

down with slang

There appears to be other definitions of the word rape that may be being used in this manner. For example:

(n) an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation

(v) to plunder (a place); despoil.

(v) to seize, take, or carry off by force.

I think the word rape used in this context of frape and facerape is along the lines of raping and pillaging, not forced sexual action.

In response to the other response about the use of the word killer, I'm not a fan of slang. It gets out of control to the point where some people appear to be speaking an entirely new language rather than English. Let me know if you find a victim of a killer complaining about the slang use of the word killer then we'll discuss it further.

(You may keep any spelling or grammatical errors you find as I do not want them.)

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MS to release emergency IE fix on Tuesday

mrobaer
FAIL

emergency fix?

Shouldn't all 0day vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution be fixed in an emergency type of attitude? I hope for a day that fixes and patches begin to be developed when their need is made aware, and that once completed* they be released to the public immediately.

* By completed I mean the bugs have been worked out due to proper testing in an expedient manner, not on a set date when all updates are released.

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Free anti-virus scanner hits the cloud

mrobaer

Why not?

In the recent article about the Energizer website pimping malware you guys (The Reg) had mentioned Immunet, which seems to incorporate could technology. I'm wondering why it wasn't mentioned here?

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