* Posts by NoneSuch

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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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AMD LiquidVR toolkit takes the vomit out of virtual reality

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Childcatcher

With the Facebook buyout of Oculus Rift I'd be very interested in this offering.

I just don't trust Zuck.

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Respect mah privacy! EU delegation begs US to play nice with data

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Re: Respect?

The U.S. does not respect their own laws or Constitution. What makes you think a delegation will have any luck getting them to respect E.U. law.

Sounds like a tax funded trip to 5 star hotels and restaurants to me.

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'What don't we want? Robots. When don't we want them? Ever.' Anti-droid hipsters hit SXSW

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You misunderstand their protest rage.

They just don't want a Chappie sequel.

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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As long as Edward Snowden is a free man we have a voice.

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Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

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Parlament reminds me of this...

Captain Zapp Brannigan: We'll just set a new course for that empty region over there, near that blackish, holeish thing.

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

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Welcome to the United States of Paranoia. One nation under Big Brother. Where all vulnerabilities are created equal with privacy and protections for none.

And this is only the beginning.

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Going on holiday? Mexico wants your personal data

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The Bahamas and Bermuda are nice this time of year.

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Doh! iTunes store goes down AFTER Apple Watch launch

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"Which, perhaps, is some kind of weird fashion statement about Apple's pig arse-ugly Watch."

Easy now. It isn't THAT good looking.

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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People didn't believe in flight until Orville and Wilbur came along.

It's still early days. Yes, there are obstacles. However, boffins are on the case.

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United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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Pint

Ha! Mines on the list, but I turn mine off when driving.

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: Where to put it?

At the RAF St Mawgan base. Down south, ocean on two sides and still has an operational RAF contingent.

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Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

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If nation states are not following their own laws, what makes you think they'll follow the UN?

The only solution is the electorate to make their feelings known to the government in one voice, "If you support mass spying on individuals you will not be reelected."

Politicians only respond to threats to their power.

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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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