* Posts by NoneSuch

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DEA agent slugged a MEELLION dollars for Silk Road snipe

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Re: Good news story

And this is only one of the government agents with access to your credit card, banking, cell phone, personal and sensitive information. This will only get worse until people start objecting to the complete and utter over-riding of peoples rights and freedoms in both the UK and USA.

Object to them and you are a terrorist.

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Wow, another NSA leak: Network security code appears on GitHub

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This isn't SkyNet

You'd have a chance with SkyNet.

The USA has no business dictating computer and security policy to anyone when it can't even protect itself.

I would love the recent 21 million record data theft to be traced back to an NSA introduced weakness in the Ethernet, SSL, or crypto protocols. Karma, what a concept.

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NASA chooses ace SPACE PILOTS who'll take the USA back into manned flight

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Re: The Right Stuff

If all they are doing is going to low Earth orbit, it simply isn't worth it.

We need to go to the moon, Mars, and other places. We need to set up mining and refuelling operations, a space elevator to build large interstellar ships. We need orbital hotels and tours to Saturn's Rings. We need humans in other star systems.

Otherwise a big chunk of ice will wipe us all out one day.

We just need to leave all the politicians, bureaucrats, religion and lawyers behind when we do leave.

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HTC in crisis: How did it get to this point? How did it get this bad?

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Nice hardware, crap management.

I have an HTC One. Great little phone with Beats audio and an amazing battery life.

Their management does waste a lot of money though and that is a simple correction. Fire a few at the top and the rest should get their act together.

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UK politicos easily pwned on insecure Wi-Fi networks

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Re: No SSL/TLS?

No secure communications can be made on systems, protocols and designs created by the Americans. They have deliberately undermined those standards since their inception to be able to crack them easily.

The only way forward is an open source methodology with international review combined with strong encryption standards where the algorithms are public and available for stringent testing.

Anyone who depends on the 'Mericans for security will be disappointed long term.

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Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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Re: "Glorfied version of a pellet gun..."

Darwin Awards Winner here.

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Assange™'s emotional plea for asylum in France rejected

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Re: France...

"Yup, I agree - I've been saying that pretty much from when he jumped bail. It would expose Assange for the self-aggrandising twit he is"

Sorry, you misspelled twit. Should have an A in there.

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

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Re: goldfish rulz!

So the hidden gold fish was a little coy?

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Android gaming platform Ouya is down to its last life

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I have one.

I turned it on.

It asked for a credit card number that would be stored on the device and would not let me proceed without it.

I turned it off.

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US SaaS firm bows to Snowden concerns with UK-based datacentre

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Re: Indeed.

Because GCHQ is more responsible than the NSA and wouldn't share info with them regardless. Right? Right?

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All right, who guessed 'street mapping' for those mystery Apple vans? Congratulations

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Just get the fanbois to walk around with their phone out and camera on.

I mean, they do it anyway just to show off the Apple logo so make em do something constructive.

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Get another loan, fanbois, the new MacBook Pro and iMac are here

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"you can fool some of the people all of the time........"

The rest buy Android kit.

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Russia will fork Sailfish OS to shut out pesky Western spooks

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Dear Russia,

Get out of Ukraine and then we'll talk.

Hugs and kisses

The World.

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Redmond promises even MORE cloudy crypto

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The truth is...

Put your info outside of the infrastructure you control and it is no longer secure.

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Psst. Want a cheap cloud, VM? Google has one. But there's a catch

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Pirate Bay might want a bit of irregular processing.

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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You can do like many companies and move where legislation is not as strict to do your business.

The USA is sliding downhill fast. Police powers, corruption and a blase attitude about human rights is running rampant, Silent Circle moved to Canada, Lavaboom formed in Germany, and others are on the way. The US is no longer a haven for tech companies (unless you have a fruit logo on your product).

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Use your Apple gizmos only for good, says Tim Cook

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Linux

Don't silence your iPhone. Do better. Just don't buy one to start with.

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' – from his PASSENGER seat

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This is why you cannot talk to the FBI or any Federal US agency.

If you lie to them you can spend one year in jail per offense, but they can lie to you as much as they want to get an admission of guilt.

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Get paid (airline) peanuts with United's new bug bounty program

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When they take it seriously, I will as well.

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Backwaters in rural England getting non-BT gigabit broadband

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Re: Gigabit home internet? Crikey!

Bloody marvelous. That'll motivate the rest.

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NATO declares WAR on Google Glass, mounts attack alongside MPAA

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Re: Great steaming hairy...

I suspect this establishes the precedent for when the recording technology does improve in quality and duration.

Personally, I'd go for a CCD detector and turreted infrared targeting system to interfere with any cameras in use, but that's just me.

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Tor kills cloud-bundling bridge software because nobody will maintain it

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Exploding Kittens

When society does collapse, the speed of it will be staggering.

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Like a Dell factory but what comes out is a LOT more fun: We visit Aston Martin

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If my car info doesn't come from an orangutang, a midget and a pedant it just doesn't feel right.

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NSA spying is illegal? Then let's make it law, say Republicans

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Re: Me sideways

This is the new strategy.

It takes years to contest an illegal law. When it is declared unlawful, no one is punished, they just vote in a new law to be fought in court.

Someone needs to go to jail before this will change and as the government runs the courts, guess just how likely that is.

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Malfunctioning Russian supply podule EXPLODES above Pacific

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We need a space elevator for constant raising of supplies to space. Even a few kilos at a time would be worth it long term.

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The United States' first official BitCoin exchange goes live

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"We have sought to move quickly but carefully to put in place rules of the road to protect consumers and provide greater regulatory certainty for virtual currency entrepreneurs."

Translated: We can now monitor and record every single BitCoin transaction that goes through the place.

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Canada passes controversial spook-powers law

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One person decides to shoot a gun and all of us lose a little more freedom.

There is no evidence I have seen that this bill, if in effect at the time, would have stopped Oct 22 from happening. A few more armed guards in Parliament would have worked a lot better.

Surveillance didn't stop the Boston Marathon double bombing, it didn't stop Mumbai and won't stop any future attacks. Once government gets access to your info it is almost impossible to get them out again.

Stop this freaking madness.

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NSA domestic dragnet NOT authorised by Patriot Act, rules US Appeals Court

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The greater argument, that the Patriot Act itself is unconstitutional, was left unaddressed.

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Spooks BUSTED: 27,000 profiles reveal new intel ops, home addresses

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Dear 27,000 Gov Workers

If you've done nothing wrong, why are you worried?

Isn't that the logic you tell us?

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Would you trust your DNA with APPLE? HealthKit lined up as genome data trafficker

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It's a good thing.

It will let science identify the weaknesses in an Apple owners genetic code. Then, through careful RNA therapy we can slowly ween them off their dependency on iDevices.

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NSA-restraining US law edges closer to reality, leaves just 6.81 billion under mass surveillance

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"The intelligence services would have to ask telcos for specific data about an individual or a specific device if there is a "reasonable, articulable suspicion" of wrongdoing."

Or how about producing a court order? Just sayin...

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Airbus to sue NSA, German spies accused of swiping tech secrets

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Good Luck Germany.

The Yanks don't respect their own constitution or citizens. What makes you think you'll be treated any better?

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Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse taunted with sausage sarnie snap

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Girl in Photo

Shouldn't she have a pipe to make it an official El Reg photo?

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ZOMBIE Google Glass 2 FEEDS ON Italian BRAINS, says specs supremo

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The biggest draw back to the first iterations was the lack of a symmetric design. They looked strange and made people's faces lopsided.

I don't want Google glasses, but if the glassholes insist on having them, at least make them presentable.

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Go on kids. start making nitroglycerin with your store bought chem sets. Oh no, better not or Homeland Security will get involved.

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When the Schmidt hits The Man: Look what the NSA made Google do

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Re: "Randomly watching and surveilling what's going over the internet...

It isn't random, it's gathering info on everyone.

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London man arrested over $40 MILLION HFT flash crash allegations

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Extradition?

No worries. There's plenty of room in the Ecuadorian Embassy and Assange (TM) needs a roomie.

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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The story to the police was bogus. That PC owed him BitCoin and couldn't pay.

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Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama

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No backup solution can override stupidity.

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Data centre doesn't like your face? That's a good thing

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With respect you missed the BIG one.

Ensure the company you are entrusting your data to is fiscally viable and monitor that they remain so for the duration of your stay in their data center. If they ever go under, your assets and your access to them may be restricted for a long time.

Ensure your backups are made frequently and stored on your infrastructure. Have a transition plan to other resources using only those backups.

Lots of companies offer data centers today. Not all of them should be in that business.

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

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Re: Too soon

If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.

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PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

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Big Brother

I wish them luck, but I suspect the bill will end up gutted and will only pass with all surveillance caveats removed and a few hundred mil for pork barrel projects in other states.

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Amazon fires rocket up FAA for dithering on drone approval

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LOHAN

Take LOHAN across the border into Mexico for a stratospheric good time.

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Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

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WTF?

How are they going to pay for the back-end of all this? Once it takes off there will be millions in expenditure. Where is the income to offset that?

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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Go

"The more you tighten your grip, the more systems will slip through your fingers."

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Swedish city demands £40,000 to repair teenage hacking spree

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Obviously a radical

"He said it was ridiculous that a public IT system that stores personal data on so many people should be so unsafe."

My lord. Actually asking government to use more than a tab + slot cardboard flap to protect their users data? What a revolutionary! Then forcing them to change passwords, but not fix the underlying vulnerability that got him in there in the first place. There's a sensible and thorough solution to correct things. (Not.)

Let's not fix the problem, let's just charge the person who highlighted the problem to the public. They should go work for the American government with that attitude.

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Apple's portable power podule patent promises paroxysms of fanboi joy

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Re: I don't get it

The hydrogen fuel cell device is the new Apple car. An entire vehicle designed to give an iPhone more than 12 hours leccy.

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Home Office splashed £35m trying to escape e-Borders contract

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FFS

If government taxed fairly and spent revenues reasonably, perhaps citizens wouldn't need overseas bank accounts to avoid the Exchequer.

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NORK internet outage was payback for Sony hack – US politician

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Anyone found guilty of hacking Sony

Should be forced to watch The Interview over and over and over and over.

The horror. The horror.

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Watchdog slaps American Apparel's youthful naked arse

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Childcatcher

Won't someone think of the children!

A naked backside will surely destroy society. Let's not let any of the review committee visit Rio during Carnivale. None will survive.

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