* Posts by tony2heads

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Physical access -game over

Once you have physical access you can screw pretty much any system.

If there is no remote exploit I feel OK to indulge over Christmas

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Mushroom

time to die

I thought that this nonsense was long dead and buried

Time for the silver bullet, stake through the heart, beheading and burning with fire.

Maybe even nuke from orbit.

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If 4G isn’t working, why stick to the same approach for 5G?

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Re: in my small village in italy

I have only ever seen 3G inside conurbations; how the hell does any telco run 4G inside a tiny italian village?

What is the economic justification?

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: Deep question with more than one mystery

Richard Feynman considered antimatter as matter moving backwards in time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocausality

This idea could explain the relative lack of antimatter in this universe.

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Heyyy, you seem to be trying to post a DRUNK PICTURE. You know your boss looks at this?

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Pint

"tired and emotional" is the more common euphemism

icon: what else!

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Bernie Madoff's coders jailed for role in $65bn ponzi scheme fiasco

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Re: 30 Months behind bars...

'found' is the crucial part..

Stuff goes out of sight for a long time, but may not be lost, just squirrelled away - like Gaddafi's billions.

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Rosetta beams back colour pics: 67P shades of grey are SO HOT right now

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Unhappy

Coal

Bad children get coal in their Christmas stocking instead of a present

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Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

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Linux

beers

What no Tactical Nuclear Penguin?

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

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@PleebSmash

works fine on mine

Version 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) Linux)

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Silicon Valley high rollers toss $36m at 'data centre OS' Mesosphere

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new OS

Will it be ready before of after Hurd 1.0 ?

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Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

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Re: Professor Green?

Mrs White with the biodigestion plant in the back yard

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Sony Pictures MEGAHACK: Securobods pull out probes, analyse badness

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Hardcoded machines names user names & passwords

Suggest an inside job

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Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

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Re: Translated:

No, I am sure it says Shelly

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What a pity: Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

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Re: Pointless and dangerous fads

time to buy a backup generator?

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Meet Jack and Jill: Google’s new Android compilers

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Jack and Jill

I remember those books at infants school

Shows my age...

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Deloitte's files on bean counters swept up in Sony hack stash – report

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Re: As if the breach wasn't enough...

Sounds more entertaining than most of their film releases

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality

Godwin's Law strikes again

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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@Frankee Llonnygog

Destruct sequence!

I wish somebody told me before that lawyers have a self-destruct function.

Icon: Lawyer

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Simplez: OLD SCHOOL TECH can SAVE the MEERKAT

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WTF?

" Aardvark, poacher, meerkat, elephant. It all makes sense – in theory at least"

WTF does that mean

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DNA survives fiery heat of re-entry on test rocket

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I will survive

can we call the next experiment Gloria Gaynor

Coat : it's a heat shield

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Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

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field

They are trying to recreate the Apple Reality Distortion field

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As-a-service upstarts will KILL OFF THE CORPORATES?

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Headmaster

@Getriebe

s/allude/elude/

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NEWSFLASH: You may ALREADY have seen Steve Jobs' willy

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FAIL

Casting

He looks nothing like Steve Jobs. Why not pick an actor with at least a passing resemblance.

It peeves me to see actors cast for well known historical characters who they don't even faintly resemble.

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FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

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fat vs terrorism

Stand back ! I have a bacon butty and I know how to use it! And I have a drink to wash it down

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

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Megaphone

LOUD

I must get one for the wife as she always puts her phone at the bottom of her handbag, which seems to be almost soundproof.

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

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Re: well, that's a relief

3) has to be close to the beach for seawater cooling system!

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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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@JetSetJim see Terminator II

perhaps a reference to John Connor's foster father getting the blade from the T1000 as he drinks low fat milk.

Moral: don't drink low fat milk near a terminator. Stick to beer - just hand over clothes and motorbike when asked.

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Greening the copper with NFV, lower power optics from GreenTouch

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greening copper

hydrochloric acid will do the trick

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Re: Panic!

Tinfoil -ha!

I'm going for an underground Faraday cage with diesel generator

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/print-version/meerkat-telescope-project-south-africa-2014-05-16

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Northern Ireland website leaves front door open, spills users' data

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WTF?

Re: Dún an doras

Also a Czech celtic music group.

Icon - Czech Irish music??

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Sixteen shades of grey survive Viennese quantum optics test

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grey?

grey has nothing to do with it, but I suppose '16 distinct OAM states' doesn't sound cool.

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Groupon flees from army of angry GNOMES: Trademark bid for 'Gnome' tab scrapped

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Re: You need random names like XKCD now

Lots of other fruits left.

I suggest Durian - as it stinks so much; to quote wikipedia:

"The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage"

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MoD releases code to GitHub: Our Ideaworks... sort of

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has anybody used it ?

Sounds a nice idea, but has anyone here experienced it?

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Japan: Land of cheap booze and slippers in the office

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Japanese wife

I heard that Japanese women prefer to marry foreigners, as the Japanese salarymen have no work/life balance.

Any comments?

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Emoticons blast three security holes in Pidgin :-(

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Novell Groupwise

Always brings back bad memories. Please avoid mentioning them

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Who rules the ‘net, when will we see Oculus Rift and should tech tycoons REALLY be homeless?

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PLAYMOBILE please

I would prefer Playmobile news readers.

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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racism

Funnily enough most South Africans (of all skin shades) think Nigerians are crooks.

I even knew Nigerian who warned me about Nigerians!

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Dub pioneer Rupie Edwards' Ire Feelings – 40 years on

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@Elmer Phud

I feel a touch of the 4 Yorkshiremen coming on

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Piketty-Poketty-Poo: Some people are JUST ITCHING to up tax to capital ...

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Different perspective from the UK

I have worked in the Netherlands where they DO tax your savings (except if towards a pension)

so:

- If you have a bank account they ASSUME you get 4% return, and then want 30% of that (i.e 1.2%) EVEN if you don't get 1.2% interest on it.

- If you own a house outright they want to tax an hypothetical return that you would get by renting it out. Our tax advice was never to pay off a mortgage, since keeping one we would not own the house and could get mortgage relief on earnings or pensions

The game is totally different for corporations & multinationals.

I am just pointing out that some governments think otherwise about savings.

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HOT YOUNG STAR about to GIVE BIRTH, long range images show

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Re: Just me, or does this look like a star test?

ALMA is an INTERFEROMETER, not a large dish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Large_Millimeter_Array

It produces images using Fourier transforms of the sampled mutual coherence function

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FTC tells 'scan to email' patent troll: Every breath you take, every lie you make, I'll be fining you

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WTF?

scan to email

But if I scan to a (temporary) file , and then email that file would that be covered?

Surely that is what is happening in the background anyway?

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Interstellar: An awesome sci-fi spectacle – just cut the hamminess, please

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Re: Why does humanity deserve to survive?

I'll pick lager

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

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Alert

Re: Er no, not yet

They are talking about me BEHIND MY BACK!!

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Wind farms make you sick claims blown away again

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Re: Not just windmill nutters

wind blowing past & through the struts of the mast cause it to vibrate.

You would need to check its resonant frequencies - they could in the infrasound region.

check out some values

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/waves/string.html#c2

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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I propose Erta Ale for a place for such

also known as the 'Gateway to Hell'. Just parachute them in.

The locals are also known to be hostile to oustiders

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Canonical pushes LXD, its new mysterious drug for Linux containers

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Re: Sounds like cloning Solaris containers

Yes they look like clones of the Solaris stuff

- but with more BUZZWORDS (GO, Openstack, Containers)

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Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

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Re: Power problems?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/wind-up-charger

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Spooky GHOST LIGHT reveals DEAD GALAXIES torn apart over 6 BEEELLION years

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@Martin Budden

It would even be a hell of a long way for any form of communication. We could chat with nearby neighbours (if there are any) over a timescale of decades. For them it would take many millenia.

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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turf

Can be dried and used as a fuel.

http://lawrencecollection.com/photo/gathering-the-turf/

Maybe needed soon in the UK (lucky there are still peat bogs).

Icon: home heating at the end of the 21st century

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The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers

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Re: Olé olé olé

I never saw any good justification for OLE in Powerpoint. Surely an image of the spreadsheet (maybe JPEG or PNG) would be fine. I have never seen anyone use a spreadsheet to actually calculate anything inside a powerpoint presentation.

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