* Posts by Anomalous Cowturd

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BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

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Re: Not Again

Hard to fix?

That will be why the updated libs were pushed out this afternoon to my Ubuntu, Debian and Centos boxes.

You're right, that wasn't hard at all.

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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@Camberwick Green

Meet our very own Mr. Frothy.

Try not to take him too seriously.

Icon? Frothy head!

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Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy

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Re: xkcd.com/435

I prefer the "alt" text.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Time lords in Paris

Like dropping a pencil down a well.

Snigger.

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This one shall pass! Not even a flesh wound from ‘Monty Python’ SPACE ROCK

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Re: @Alistair

Elk, Shirley?

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ICANN's technical competence queried by Verisign report

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So, should I complain to my MP?

Would he have a clue what I was talking about?

Who'm I gonna call?

BullshitNOMINET?

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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

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Re: They were only...

You Sir , are one of my favourite commentards.

Your few words are well chosen, and well targeted.

Have a thumb!

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@ Moiety

How I laughed!

Mr. Frothy it shall be. Now, and forever more.

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Re: The clueless will pay for their ignorance

Is that you Matt?

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Re: bear's and pope's @ Mephistro

I saw that one!

Escape to victory. What a classic. Should be on in the next few days. It's Christmas!

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Re: Red Leb at $350 a kilo

Put my name down for three please.

How much for DHL next day delivery?

Icon? Not a chilham, but hey, red Leb!

Not seen that since the Israelis "visited".

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New Zealand Supreme Court says Kim Dotcom search warrants were legal

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Re: Team America: World Police

FUCK YEAH!!!

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@Ole Juul

YOU get it.

I get it.

WE get it.

THEY don't get it.

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Careful - your helmet might get squashed by a VOLVO

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My 16 year old Volvo has an excellent collision prevention device.

Me.

This argument is all down to driver's and cyclist's attitude to each other. We are ALL road users.

Driving requires your full attention at all times.

If you can't give driving/riding your full attention, don't do it.

TL:DR Watch where you're going.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Agreed, but it's still way too white.

</Toggles RedShift on early>

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It's shite Roy.

Just put it back how it was on Wednesday.

Thanks.

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'Why do Register commentards get so frothy-mouthed?' Thus started WW3

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Re: Had to look.

I had a feeling it would be, and I was right too.

Frothy-mouthed? LOL!

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

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I was watching the re-entry from inside the capsule!

Absolutely amazing.

Thank you NASA, and well done!

Drinks all round?

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Apple patents NEVERSMASH iPHONE for fumbling fondlers

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Re: Why not just staple it to a cat? @Chris W

Moto G != iPhone

While your fervent anti-Apple beliefs are admirable, your reading comprehension is risible.

Do try to keep up.

;o)

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Re: Why not just staple it to a cat?

Or buy a £2 grippy silicon case, and not drop the fucking thing in the first place.

As an added bonus, it actually protects the phone from all but direct pointy thing to screen damage.

I've never dropped mine in four years of smart-phone use, and my current one year old Moto G is completely unmarked.

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Fait Acompli: Microsoft gobbles Android email upstart for $200m

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E.E.E.

Same old same old.

Shouldn't this be in Bootnotes?

Whaddaya mean you're serious?

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Re: Excellent news, I love the NSA

<sarc>

I think you forgot something!

</sarc>

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Lenovo: We'll say HELLO MOTO to profits in 18 months

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Re: Lenotorola?

I was being facetious! silly.

;o)

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Lenotorola?

Or Motoronovo?

There's only one way to find out.

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Regin: The super-spyware the security industry has been silent about

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@Zack Mollusc

It's the evil hacker-paedo-child-terrorists that will get YOU unless WE get these new laws!

Pre-crime any-one?

Computer says "Re-education for you!"

Has nobody read 1984 FFS?

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WTF?

I was just about to post the same thing.

Nice to know they are happy to target more than just us hoi polloi.

Money well spent.

Treasonous May wants new laws to spy on school-children, to protect us from... Exploding children! Or something.

What next? Paedo children? Children who want to have sex with other children? Rather than sex with fat MPs grown men? It must be stopped!

Holy shit, this country is fucked up!

Maybe we should all just offer ourselves up for re-education?

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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Re: Obligitory XKCD

http://xkcd.com/1441/

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: three "disasters" so far - Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima

Re: Better ban trains.

Don't be silly. BAN KILLER TREES!!!

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson @Phil W

Slower, safer, and explained with enthusiasm?

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ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff

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@Jack Faust meets Mephistopheles Re: Hey stupid.

Yeah, let's not worry about the lifeboat-men and women that have to go and rescue them in a storm at 4 AM.

It's traditional!

Grrrrr.............

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Re: here is an interesting fact.,,,,, @John Jennings.

You are correct in both your postings above!

I only mentioned channel 16 as that is the international hailing/distress frequency, although the Merkins, of course have their own, slightly different frequencies than the rest of the planet...

12 miles is the limit of territorial waters, and NoTaMs are also broadcast here (Dover Straits) bi-hourly.

I used to have access to channel 0, which is set aside for Coastguard/Lifeboat use, but unfortunately am no longer involved, and can only listen in... :o(

When inside territorial waters, it is common sense, and courtesy, to have your VHF turned ON, but squelched. Modern short range GMDSS/DSC sets use just milliamps when idle.

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Re: Hey stupid.

@IT Hack.

Yes, he was.

And he's buried in my home town!

Probably responsible for saving more lives at sea than any man before or since.

Rest his soul!

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Re: No Range safety boats?

In reply to myself, with hindsight, how much of the subsequent "failure to launch" could be attributed to this delay?

Penny shy, pound foolish?

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@Measurer

Hythe and Lydd in Kent.

They moor in Dover.

HTH.

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No Range safety boats?

Why not?

Down here, the local military firing range has two high speed launches patrolling the safety zone. Any vessel approaching this area gets warned away pretty sharpish.

There are also two-hourly broadcasts on Marine Channel 16 announcing aforementioned safety zone.

It's been like this for at least forty years.

This is NOT rocket science!

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We must SMASH the Democratic Deadlock with MINDFUL EVIDENCE

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Re: I think you'll find that was actually a plea to reform local government

@Frankee Llonnygog

PMSL

Top quality plagiarism!

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Re: Depends on perspective @Eric Olsen

I upset him once, and spent the next three months relegated to the "pre-moderated comments" naughty step.

Don't give him no shit, Sherlock.

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I am POLICE SERGEANT L. TORVALDS! Stop or I'll SHOOT

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Re: Linus Torvalds Sherrifs Badge

Beat me to it.

Have a DRE^W thumb.

;o)

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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 – dual SSD sizzler

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4 Amps? WTF?

Is there a heating element to speed warm up times?

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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Re: Quattro Pro.

Knocked the socks off Excel, at pretty much any level.

DataEase.

WordPerfect.

Out-marketed. Pure and simple.

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Re: DataEase

Yep, still got a boxed copy of DataEase 4 in the garage. Without checking, I believe it came on a single HD 3.5 inch floppy.

I set up a small business stock control / ordering / invoicing system in two days. From scratch. The data entry took longer than the setup.

I too feel a VM coming on...

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

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Re: Resupply

I can recommend "Nicki Elite". 3 ply, scented, and with aloe vera for added "Angels licking your ring piece clean" goodness!

Two quid for nine rolls at your local "Home Bargains" shop.

Beats the pants (literally) off your Andrex / Nouvelle over-priced rubbish.

Your arse-hole will thank me for this information! :o) 'specially after a decent Ruby!

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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Re: Al-Quida?

I thought that was the Islamic version of Poundland... ;o)

I'm here all week. Or maybe not.

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Boffins snap first pics of hot white dwarf nova bursting out of its shell

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I'm sure the pictures are very interesting...

But as they are charging £22 to see them, I shall have to take your word for it.

I thought publicly funded research in Murrica was supposed to be freely available.

Apparently, I was wrong.

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Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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@Zimmer

Script weeder and Ghostery extensions are what you need to put a stop to all that malarkey.

HTH HAND

:o)

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Call this bloke a Waaaambulance!

Sheesh.

Just get a warrant you arsehole.

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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

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It would be handy if we knew what your plans were...

Kick-Ass Rocket Derived Automated Spacecraft, Highly Integrated Autonomous Navigation.

Phew!

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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Re: TMS in a car without DAB?

198 kHz Long wave...

HTH

:o)

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Blighty: Welcome your new, faceless MI6 chief – Alex Younger

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Re: obviously wasn't a 'Field Agent'

Depends on whether or not the field in question is full of well dressed pumpkins.

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