* Posts by tony2heads

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Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

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FTFY

wipe+shutdown of the user

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Terminator

It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

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Re: Why is this 'news'...

Proper penguin fights are conducted outdoors by them throwing back their heads, standing chest to chest and slapping each other with their wings. If it is really serious, some pecking will be involved.

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Microsoft to TAKE OUT THE TRASH in the Windows Store

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Holmes

Crap apps in app stores

I'm shocked, Shocked I I tell you!

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Heroic German rozzers rescue innocent lamb from sordid brothel

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Headmaster

Re: Rimbaud

..' de LA fontaine'

btw that was Villon

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Factory reset memory wipe FAILS in 500 MEELLION Android mobes

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Anyone with experience of these?

https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=wipe&fdid=org.safermobile.intheclear

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pinellascodeworks.securewipe

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectstar.ishredder.android.standard

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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Re: Even worse

color:#80BFFF

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Hi! You've reached TeslaCrypt ransomware customer support. How may we fleece you?

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WTF?

ransomware

did any of the victims hear about backing up important stuff?

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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When I leave my car

I always try the boot lock, and use keys when it opens.

Have a friend with the keyless fob design, but he can be 10 feet away when it unlocks. Plenty of room for distraction & theft by a pair of dodgy geezers.

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All hail Mad Frankie Maude, noble Lord of Cabinet Office Axemen

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@Hadvar

NO. We will do it the traditional English way of getting rid of lords with a block and an axe!

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WTF?

Creator of GDS

Create a giant object of FAIL and get a peerage!

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Starbucks denies mobile app hack, blames careless customers

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Re: Surely time for different security....

What about identical twins?

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PHOTON SPACE SAIL successfully Kickstarted into orbit

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Boffin

Re: Efficiency

I think the sail would work better if it used the solar wind (at least in the inner solar system) but you would probably need to keep it charged. Since the bulk momentum from the solar wind will be from +ve charge protons you could keep the sail positively charged by electrically attaching it to an beta particle emitting radioisotope; perhaps Nickel-63.

Anyone want to set up a crowd funding for that idea?

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Pirate

solar sailing

hoist up the top sheet and spanker

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The Internet of Things: a jumbled mess or a jumbled mess?

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Re: Really!

Children CAN be useful, but probably won't be when you want them to.

For scaring away Jehovah's Witnesses a dog sized assistant would be good - eh Gromit

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Polygraph.com owner pleads guilty to helping others beat lie detector

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trained people who he believed had criminal records

How do they know what he believed? A lie detector perhaps?

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Reddit: Gonna SCRUB these TROLLS right outa my hair

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Trollface

I am confused

I thought that reddit is now almost completely full of trolls and that they would be trying to rid themselves of any remaining normal people.

Then they could go off into a complete troll positive feedback loop

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Chinese cyber-spies hid botnet controls in MS TechNet comments

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Trouble is

Anything at all could be a botnet control; this is just like the Queen of Diamonds for the Manchurian Candidate (60's version!). It is what is next that is the key. Whatever is used should ideally hide in plain sight, liek a typeau: 'rm -Rf /'

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NASA snaps first full family photo of Pluto and its five moons

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@x 7

in the mines of Moria

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Microsoft springs for new undersea cables to link US, UK, Asia

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I think that's what the dots in the ocean represent

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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Alert

Re: I see your unwatchablathon ...

I raise you a Eurovision Song Contest!!

Yes, I know that it has been blanked from your memories to protect your sanity, but it is due back very soon.

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Building the world's biggest telescope array - with machines that don't yet exist

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Re: Pretty impressive...

Microwaves: bah

SKA astronomers will need to user a barbie or a braai

Icon: before it gets down to hot charcoal

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In a galaxy far, far, far away ... Farthest ever star system discovered

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Boffin

Re: ...

Evidence is that, long long ago the young galaxies were wild places with loads galaxy merging, lots of star formation, with massive young stars running through their lives really quickly and exploding; a bit like the teenage years of the universe

Now star formation has really quietened down, galaxy mergers are rare; a bit like middle age. A few galaxies (like Messier 82) still have rapid star formation, but they are going through a mid-life crisis; in that case probably started by that nearby attractive spiral of Messier 81.

....part of an astrophysics for hipsters course

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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Holmes

Real story

Microscopes are overpriced - news at 10

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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

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Linux

Re: Sorry if it's an obvious question, but...

Use the Source Luke

Oh, if it's not open source you are in deep trouble

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Singapore's prime minister releases source code for his hand-coded Sudoku-solver

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Re: David Cameron's would achieve this....

I would trust the sick, elderly and infirm to be able to calculate them more than most politicians.

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Plod wants your PC? Brick it with a USB stick BEFORE they probe it

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Joke

Re: would it not be better to...

Nope its my test data file for my random number generator;

Just waiting to try all the tests of randomness & needed plod to arrive for the Gorilla test

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Strange alien-like life zones found beneath Antarctic glacier

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Devil

Re: Masters of existence

No, they have really creepy old looking pictures of themselves locked away.

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Joke

But

like that great exo-biologist George Harrison said What is life?

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Windows 10 hands on: Build 10074 is for the brave - but it's pretty snazzy

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WTF?

Edge

"Introducing Microsoft Edge the brand new browser for doing"

- followed by nothing??

Is it indeed for doing nothing?

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E-voting and the UK election: Pick a lizard, any lizard

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@Cynic_999

If you want it secure go for two-factor authentication

If you want people to get involved add an option 'none of the above'

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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Joke

@JoshOvki

Shirley not

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Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

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@Banksy

If you are seriously going off-road (i.e loose gravel with washboarding and ruts left by heavy trucks, steep climbs, steep declines, 100km from the nearest filling station) get a Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Re: Everything they've done since the Ribbon was terrible.

"people who have IQs of 90 and degrees in History"

surely not History, maybe Aromatherapy, Reflexology or Applied Golf Management Studies.

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Linux

'few Geeks running Linux'

the box I an using now is running Linux, but was bought with Win7 on it as the OEM only had that.

Also the geeks tend to run a lot of Linux, as we have a few dozen servers and loads of (single board) hardware controllers running it, so it was simpler to unify the OS across platforms.

For many web-based applications the OS makes no difference at all, just don't use IE for them

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Love-rat fanboi left bobbing for Apples in tiny Japanese bath

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Re: I see....wet stuff.

If you really want to screw with wet electronics

Add a touch of salt and maybe some fruit juice (acid & sugar)

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Infosec bod's brag: Text editor pops Avaya phones FOREVER

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Facepalm

"user root and a password of nothing"

That is soooo stupid

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Throwing money at bug bounties won't beat zero-day dark markets

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Joke

Incentives

Get to be called a 'bounty hunter' and get a cool cowboy suit or Bobba Fett armour.

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

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Boffin

Catch up

Radio astronomers (Larry Rudnick, Shea Brown and Liliya Williams) saw this in a lower number of radio sources there back in 2007. It is just that now the infrared astronomers have confirmed the void.

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Mortgage data splashed all over the net. Thanks HSBC Finance

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Big Brother

Re: So, why do we even have social security numbers?

Life becomes more like 'The Prisoner' every day

I am not a number

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Neurobabble makes nonsense brain 'science' more believable

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Megaphone

Re: Caps

No. It just means that they want to shout a lot

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NatWest and RBS' mobile banking apps go TITSUP

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FAIL

RoBS and GnatPest

bloody useless

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Go for a spin on Record Store Day: Lifting the lid on vinyl, CD and tape

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"Who wouldn't want a Boyzone cassette?"

ME

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DWARF PLANET Ceres beams back SUNNY north pole FROWN

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@Little Mouse

they are just having a nap; "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

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Mushroom

Re: "This aircraft carrier-

Anything that needs nuking TWICE is seriously badass

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Cram my freebies into Android phones and get a royalty discount, says Microsoft (allegedly)

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Bundling crapware

Does anyone have a patent on that?

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Re: Curse those pesky kids!

Can I ask for a ban on crap 'popular' music in shops while I am there.

The worst is supermarket muzak.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: Insufficient Ordnance!

can't buy a Hellfire, so I will go for an XM42

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/xm42-the-handheld-flamethrower

http://xm42.com/

remember: 42 is the answer to the meaning of life the universe and everything

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Scummy transients FOUND ON MARS by NASA rover

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Happy

Perchlorate is explosive

Only because it can release oxygen.

If you can find perchlorate brine in reasonable quantities: "Get your ass to Mars"

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Aussie priest BLESSES an APP – and the sacred iPad it runs on

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Pint

Map

I noticed on the Android page for this Adelaide app: 'City of Pubs'

I suspect more people will go for that.

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