* Posts by NoneSuch

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The spy who leaked me: Ex-CIA boss Petraeus 'fesses up to blabbing intel to his mistress

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"He also admitted misleading federal investigators."

Just this (lying to feds) is a felony and one year in jail for you and me. I guess if Obama likes you you're fine.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Mr. Snowden, I hope you see this.

Stay away until an outraged public forces a Presidential pardon BEFORE you return home.

The President wants to make an example of you. They want to scare all other whistleblowers into silence so they can continue breaking the Constitution and other laws. You will not receive a fair trail. They are lying to Congress, what makes you think they'll tell you the truth?

You can accomplish more in Moscow than going "home" into a 6 x 7 foot cell with daylight only an hour a day. No one will hear a word from you ever again in jail.

With you free, there is hope.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Pale Moon

Is Firefox without the garbage. My add-ons work longer and there is the familiar classic interface. Highly recommended for multiple platforms. (I am not associated with, compensated, or employed by Pale Moon in any way.)

From their web site.

"Pale Moon is an Open Source, Firefox-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Android and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

"Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own source with carefully selected features and optimizations to maximize the browser's speed*, stability and user experience, while maintaining compatibility with thousands of Firefox extensions many have come to love and rely on."

http://www.palemoon.org/

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Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

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Re: I don't really like AES

Any encryption solution depending on AES is crap. I want to choose the encryption method and key strength that goes on my phone. Google gives us free choice from a list of one.

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Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

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Re: OH RLY?

They don't sell it.

They turn it over to the US government free of charge.

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US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance (again)

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Holmes

Quel suprise.

If you expected any differently, then you are a glass if half-full person.

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

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"Edward Snowden was so concerned about smartphone microphones as a conduit for eavesdropping that he famously asked journalists and lawyers who visited him after he hot-footed it to Hong Kong to place their smartphones in hotel fridges."

Says it all doesn't it? In the end, brands probably don't matter as long as the nation state is trying to compromise any technology in your possession. Whatever you have, you can't trust it. Which also says volumes about our trust in the state.

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Paranoid Android Kaymera smartmobe takes on Blackphone

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Re: brilliant solutions for gangstas, bankstas, terrorists and others in search of ultimate privacy

"Shun NSA snooping, enroll for Mossad snooping instead."

Didn't you hear Snowden? It's the same thing actually.

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NERDGASM as Apple announces 'special event'

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"* Apple doesn't do PR in El Reg's direction, on the basis of ancient grudges about our predilection for colourful language and not being gushy about everything it does."

El Reg staff will be flayed alive in the streets during the 2017 Apple Riots. However, don't worry. You shall be avenged in the Android counter-revolutionary trials of early 2018.

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EU's zombie data-grab plan climbs out of coffin

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"The Passenger Name Records (PNR) system was thought dead after the parliament rejected it in 2013, but following the Charlie Hebdo attack national governments have again insisted that the only way to prevent such tragedies is to get even more access to personal data."

Last time I checked the Charlie Hebdo victims were not inside an Airbus.

More excuses for less privacy. If governments keep this up they are going to start seeing fierce resistance.

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Net neutrality victory: FCC approves 'open internet' rules in 3-2 vote

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Re: "the FCC's chairman has refused to publish the rules before the vote took place."

No, you get to see new legislation called "Patriotic Elimination of Child Molestation and ISIS" or some such with the exact same unseen text.

This does not stop them, it only delays them.

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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Meh...

If it's not rated to 100M depth, I can't use it.

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'NSA, GCHQ-ransacked' SIM maker Gemalto takes a $500m stock hit

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Re: Works For Me

We only know what Snowden knew. I'm sure he was not in on all the pies the NSA/GCHQ had jammed their fingers into.

There is certainly more out violations out there and instead of governments reigning the intel services in, they're actually increasing efforts across the board for more access.

This will not stop until someone is made accountable, charged and convicted. Then you'll see the doe eyed civil servants pause when they realize they can be held accountable.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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When we do leave this planet all religious texts should be stacked in a pile to the right of the entry hatch.

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Have YOU got Equation NSAware in your drives? Meh, not really our concern, says EU

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And yet #10 is totally unconcerned about UK computers being compromised by a so called ally.

When governments no longer protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens, what are we supposed to do?

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Samsung buys LoopPay ... to be better at bonking than Apple

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Keep the tech Samsung. I get gouged enough by my banks service charges, fees and exchange rates. Don't think I'm going to add another hand in my pocket.

Any fee paid to Samsung to use their service will be billed back to me with additional fees in time. So as I say. Keep it.

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

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The car is actually a mobile battery pack for an iPhone so it can go 12 hours between charges.

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Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

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The US government feels the only way to protect liberty and freedom is to monitor everyone everywhere all the time. What is said, where they go, who they associate with. All violations of the US constitution.

Why has this not been changed changed? The typical American: "Yes, the NSA spies on everyone, but they would never do that to ME!"

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Obama turns back on spooks: 'I'm on the side of strong encryption'

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Re: UK

Interesting how the Presidents cell phone is one specially encrypted by the NSA. I guess the "strong encryption" available on regular cell phones is considered insufficient.

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Anonymous HACKED GAS STATIONS - and could cause FUEL SHORTAGES

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Not my circus.

Not my monkeys.

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ANOTHER US court smacks down EFF's NSA wiretap sueball – but won't say why

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Re: Well, fuck!

When "state secrets" override personal freedoms, the constitution is no longer in effect.

Think about that.

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Has the world reached PEAK TWIT? Supplies of new Twitter users are drying up

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Re: Have a cigar

Half the users (or more) on Twitter are secondary or fake so they've been without new users for some time now.

Their problem is they can't monetize smiley faces.

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Ubuntu smartphone to go on sale: It'll be harder to get than a new iPhone

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Joke

If a new phone is not announced by a guy in a black turtleneck you just know it is going to flop.

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China demands real names online, bans parody accounts and news article comments

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Re: In China

China has no free speech or democracy.

The US and UK on the other hand... Ummm, never mind.

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'Revenge p0rn' kingpin Kevin Bollaert faces 20 years in jail

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Pint

Suitable punishment would be to take all over nude snaps of HIM, his home addy, personal details and post them everywhere.

It is now Beer O'clock.

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Privacy alert: Outlook for iOS does security STUPIDLY, says dev

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Re: Sponsored by the NSA, perhaps?

Yup. I suspected the same thing. NSA has been undermining encryption standards as long as they have been in existence.

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: "Don't be evil"

According to her website her husband is sick with lung cancer.

Dealing with that and the Google corporation must be horrific.

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Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

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Strange how the US Gov hates strong encryption, but allows SSL and AES to roam freely.

The only deduction is they have free access to both and that is scary when combined with other technology.

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Elon Musk SNOWED UNDER with Googley DOLLARS for Space Internet

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Big Brother

As a result, SpaceX employees will see pop-up ads on their monitors during take off sequences.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: "All eyes are now on the hacker's next move."

The only way to stand up to a bully is hit him as hard as you can in the mush. You might get some bruises, but keep it up and he'll go away eventually.

Caving to these morons will only make things worse over time and the stolen info will be released.

Grow a pair Sony. You might have made a few Bob releasing after all the free publicity. Now? Doubt it.

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NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

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Re: Looks like the terrorists are winning again

Having seen a few clips on chat shows with the various stars of the film I suspect this would not have been a hit without this kafuffle. Now 'Mercians will go see it to fight the terrarists which will make Sony a packet.

Let's hope they invest a few shillings of that into a decent infrastructure.

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Sony hackers PINCH early version of James Bond Spectre script

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Re: No, no and no

They can post it online, but a true fan will simply choose to not download it.

This Assangian desire to post everything online regardless of its impact is simply ridiculous.

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Hinge: An app that scours Facebook friends for dates banks $12m

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Or... You can put the phone down and go out into the world and actually do things and meet people.

Radical I know but it has served the human race for 400,000 years or so.

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GSMA denies latest Snowden leak

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Re: Snowden leaks...

They believe every single other Snowden allegations, but when it comes to their perfect systems and security, no way Jose.

Ostrich with head in sand is the best metaphor in this case.

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400,000 Windows Server 2003 boxes face SUPPORT DOOM

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We have eleven 2003 servers and are planning to update only five. The rest have never given us any trouble beyond minor issues and do their jobs well.

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality

"Also on the too-naughty-for-Brits list is spanking, aggressive whipping, and caning. Yes, caning. Which is somewhat odd since such activities are known across the English Channel as 'Le vice anglais'."

So the episode of Sherlock where Benedict whips a corpse with a riding crop is now classed as banned XXX smut?

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How to get ahead in IT: Swap the geek speak for the spreadsheet

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There's truth in this article. Talking about "the bottom line" and understanding profit loss on a balance sheet got me noticed (and promoted) a few times.

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Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

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"A third range will be called Watch Edition and will be highly sought after by people with more money than sense (although some cynics would say that description could apply to all Apple fans)."

Love it.

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BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone

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This rather encourages iPhone thieves.

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Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

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Re: Apple may be worth more than Switzerland

Their 7:1 stock split lowered their stock price to the point where everyone could get a piece of Apple and bought in. With demand to buy, of course stock value will rise. BUT their overall market share is slipping and that price is artificial. It will correct in time and come down. The regular people seeing their investment diminish will dump the same stock and the price will fall probably causing a rapid price contraction.

Market cap is totally dependent on the stock price x the number of shares outstanding and has nothing to do with the actual asset value of a company. Apple marketing happily ignores this fact for their press releases.

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South Londoner wins Reddit MILLIONAIRE not-a-lottery lottery

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Re: errrm....

I wish Mr. Cameron all the best of luck with his new found wealth.

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EU-Canada airline passenger data-sharing is not a done deal

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"The recent attack on the Canadian parliament would not have been prevented by PNR exchange for example."

No law can stop terrorism. As my father said after many years an a Bobby, "a locked door is only respected by an honest man."

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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

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The space elevator makes better sense. Even the capability to continuously raise a few kilos at a time and assembling in orbit will pay off in the long term.

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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I have seen it there for several days now. Wish List is working. I'm with you and will wait until the price comes down.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/298110/

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Coffee/keyboard

I have nothing constructive to say about this article. It just shows Apple's focus on maintaining a brand relationship over having a working device in the hands of their end user.

Makes me ill.

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

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My thoughts to the families of the two pilots.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Whoopdie-do. Who you sleep with has nothing to do with your abilities to helm a mega-corp nor a reflection of you as a human being.

Apple has much larger issues that need addressing.

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Hey, YouTube lovers! How about you pay us, we start paying for STUFF? - Google

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Why would I pay Google to listen to music streaming when I already have the hi quality MP3's locally on my tab, PC and phone?

I have a home NAS that can stream it to me if needed as well (along with vids and photos).

P.T. Barnum was right.

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Re: Global Phenomenon?

Was Simon Cowell his manager?

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