* Posts by Adze

86 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010

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PlayStation Network blasted offline AGAIN. Just not Sony's decade

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Re: Hang on

Just possibly Sony is the smokescreen Andyb@85... make lots of noise about an obvious target while stealing a quiet march on someone else while the World watches the theatre. As you say, an always fluid warzone, with as many mirrors and as much smoke as you care to code.

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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Re: IMHO...

"Only a sith deals in absolutes" - Obi Wan Kenobi, a long time ago.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Love Story Told in Linux Commands

There's a T-shirt with something similar on it:

who girl; look; talk; date; strip; touch; unzip; finger; head; mount; uptime; fsck; more; fsck; more; yes; yes; more; umount; make clean; sleep

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Re: Deploying a build

I used to work with some ex-mil types who, on hearing someone fart would exclaim:

"Keep shouting sir! We'll find you!"

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Google wants to KILL apps with the 'Physical Web'

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Banksy

I wonder how you could apply the principle in his open letter on advertising (have a look here if you've not seen it: http://static2.thedrum.com/uploads/drum_basic_article/110260/main_images/bansky-bottle_0.jpg) to something delivered electronically?

I'm sure a brighter spark than I will figure it out and there will be much hillarity when the 'smart' machine in the gents, instead of asking if you'd like "Anything for the weekend sir?", informs you "Don't buy this chewing gum, it tastes of condoms!"

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Be your own Big Brother: Keeping an eye on Mum and Dad

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Repay the love and attention lavished on your childhood by the simple purchase of some tech to spy on Mum and Dad, so you don't have to bother yourselves with their second one.

I'll pass thanks!

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IBM takes a shine to Lighthouse, gobbles bouncer-in-the-cloud biz

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Usernames held by a 3rd party, routinely accessed over the Internet...

What could possibly go wrong?

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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Re; "Due to his pledge of chastity..."

Surely there's a one word explanation... choirboys.

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Greenpeace reveals WORLD'S FILTHIEST CLOUDS – and the cleanest may shock you

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Technically, all energy is 'renewable' since it can be neither created nor destroyed only transformed. In the eyes of a marketing or P.R. dept. I'm sure that gives lots of scope for ommissions e.g.

"All our data centres use 100% renewable energy sources. [omit]Some of those sources may require millions of years to 'renew'[/omit]"

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

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Insensitivity abounds!

My condolences to the bereaved.

The data protection acts in the UK don't apply to the deceased. It is also perfectly legal in the UK to resell/transfer your licences to downloaded software as of the judgement of the Court of Justice in the EU on the 3rd July 2012 (Directive 2009/24/EC – Articles 4(2) and 5(1) – Exhaustion of the distribution right – Concept of lawful acquirer) - the only stipulation is that your own use of transferred software must cease on (or before, I would assume) transfer. There would appear to be no legal basis to deny the new legal owner(s) of a device access to their property.

Any company may stipulate anything in their T&Cs. However, that doesn't make it legally binding or enforceable other than by threat of unaffordable legal costs should the judgement not go the way of the party least able to afford it.

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Rent a virtual desktop from Amazon: 35 bucks a month (PC not included)

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Total cost of operation for three years...

$2, 700 for a dual core win7 msoffice box with some Adobe and Oracle feeeware on it... plus the cost of whatever you use it from. Hmmm... tempting?

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Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app

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So this app is the new and improved digital friend who will tell your beau/belle "My friend really likes you..." ?

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Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

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Joke

Before long...

...there will be a DM article about data security giving someone cancer and being a major factor in the death of Princess Diana, mark my words!

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Big Beardie is watching you: Lord Sugar gets into facial recognition

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Go

Re: I predict...

I'll be buying lots more insulating tape in the near future... black for preference, because black goes with anything and is very slimming. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm quietly confident that blocking the lens of a camera, provided it's not an 'official' (police/speed/CCTV etc.) one with something easily removable and which does no harm to said lens, isn't illegal. It would also create a need for someone to go and remove it... such people would need employment, a vehicle, work clothes, hi vis etc. etc. all of which creates demand and therefore more employment. A boost to the economy all round.

Break out the electrical tape people - it's a win win win situation (third win because it would tick off Beardy Al a treat)

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India's eager IT grads fall for fake interview scams

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Tech companies should learn from this...

...it's a potentially great interview technique to sort the wheat from the chaff - fall for an internet scam, particularly straight from doing a technology related degree, go to the bottom of the list when it comes to face to face interviews or the back of the line when it comes to salaries.

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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Because...

...IT companies are, by and large, run by business people not techies.

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Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?

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Biofuels are an excellent idea...

...it's the implementation, legislation and bu'euro'cratic bullshit that government injects into good ideas which is the bad idea.

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Forget the invisibility cloak: Boffins invent INVISIBILITY FISHNETS

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Joke

Re: Surely Not Invisible ... to mesh radar

If it's Fordward wuoldn't that be Model Tx, the Type Rx being invented much later by subsidiary Mazda?

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Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge

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Hmm...

...is there anything a Chromebook WILL do that an Asus X401A won't? There's pretty much everything that a Chromebook will do in the Asus and a lot more that a Chromebook won't, apart from cost you £20 less in the UK natch.

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NASA deep space probe sends back video of 'Comet of the Century'

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Coat

Re: That's the best the medium quality imager can muster?

It was ahead of its time...

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Stricken 2e2 threatens data centres: Your money or your lights

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Alert

Heavy clouds...

...usually precede rainfall. Anyone else tempted to move their data to someone elses servers and services today?

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Apple regains 'el numero uno' market-value crown

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Stop

Market news...

...is to tech news what standing at Speakers Corner in a clown suit shouting "WAH DRIBBLE DRIBBLE WAH!" through a megaphone is to polite dinner conversation. #justsaying

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VXers exploit users' confusion over Java to punt fake update

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Megaphone

I'm only amazed...

...it took them this long to work that particular angle out.

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Faster-than-disk 1TB USB on sale soon... but if you lose it, you've lost £2k+

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Err...

Hasn't that been done already? IIRC correctly it was free too! (*conditions may apply)

*Must spend $2k on a penknife to qualify for free 1TB USB

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/09/swiss_penknife_ssd/

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Facebook fixes 'Peeping Tom' webcam bug - AFTER 5 MONTHS

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Alien

Re: Hoist; You are Yoda...

...and I claim my £5!

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Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?

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Re: Wikipedia is a byword for an unreliable source of information

Try Ten Word Wiki ( http://www.tenwordwiki.com) instead, it's still inaccurate but gets to the point a lot quicker and includes a measure of humour, usually.

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ICANN'T believe it's not Apple: Vatican wins domain-handout lottery

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Pint

Re: dot DOG?

GOD.DOG - perfect website for a really good mirror manufacturer? I'll bet there's more...

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Dutch script kiddie pwns 20,000 Twitter profiles

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I bet a good number of the 20K have antivirus installed and a firewall, other than the one on their router, running in the background.

"The most important part of a car is the nut behind the wheel!" analogy fits very well in this instance!

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Hacking bazaar ExploitHub gets hacked, database leaked

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Quis accido ipsos accidiens? It's probably wrong, but I never learned Latin

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GPU-stuffed monster cracks Windows passwords in minutes

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Re: Nice to know

I read it more as a warning against password reuse & repetition than as a result of a direct attack on your own network. Granted, if someone has access to stored hashes on your network you have a problem larger than their ability to decrypt said hashes, more to the point, why would they even bother looking at them if you're the actual target of the attack? However, if one of your users has their work email and their work password as the login for that specialist Russian film archive they're fond of...

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I wonder...

...how long it takes for it to break a non-dictionary based alphanumeric password hashed with SHA-512 and salt? That would be useful information.

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Dell launches Sputnik Linux Ultrabook

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WTF?

It's got a lot of memory...

264GB according to the article.

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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This list is broken, no mention of Orac or the ships computer from Star Trek.

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Snake-fondling blonde nude punts Polish coffins

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Good old Church

Down with this sort of thing!

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Mystery robot-bringing UFOs sighted by Indian troops on Tibet border

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Holmes

"...lasted 40 minutes."

I can almost hear it...

"Hey do you think we should take some pictures of this thing?"

"Nah... we're scientists, they're bound to believe us! Just have another toke on this, it helps with anoxia apparently"

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Israeli cops penetrated by army of fake generals with trojans

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Thumb Up

Well done!

Top marks to the uthor for getting 'penetrated' and 'pulled off'(line) within the first 30 words of an article to do with malware and security services.

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Why will UK web supersnoop plan cost £1.8bn? That's a secret

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Security...

...by obscurity anyone? 10p a bag, get it while it's hot!

"pose an unacceptable risk to the ability of the UK to safeguard national security" and "disclosure of this could be used to avoid detection".

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So many devices, so little policy

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Amen to that brother!

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1 MILLION accounts leaked in megahack on banks, websites

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Re: @ Comments are attributed to your handle....

Textual Rick Rolling, wish I'd thought of that, I read almost to the chorus before I realised what it was - I doff my cap to you sir!

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Baidu touts mobe with 100GB web drive

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Re: THATS FINE

Do you buy Apple by any chance?

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Parents shocked by priestly PowerPoint pr0n

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Re: Where Did He Go?

...or to commit the sin of Onan perhaps? It's ok... he'll get absolution before he handles foodstuffs or communion.

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Ancient Iceman murder victim was lactose-intolerant, sickly

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Re: Re: Re: Why no mention

quote :"If I could "like it" twice I would. Thank you. :')"

I liked it twice by liking your like of it.

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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It's a bit...

...St. Ivel Gold isn't it? With a bit of Lurpack lurve for the colour scheme perhaps?

Will the tag line be:

"I can't believe it's not Windows!"

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Windows 8 hardware rules 'derail user-friendly Linux'

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Joke

"Guess which group get all the problems?"

...the ones with admin/root access? :D

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US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux

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Advised?

"Drone units were advised to stop using the removable drives to prevent another outbreak."

There's something which makes me uneasy about use of the word "advised" in context with military hardware that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps if it were changed to "ordered", it would make me feel less uneasy...

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Steve Jobs action figure set for shop shelves

Adze

Ahh... but I have prior art, albeit made from wicker. However, it does have real hair!

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Rupert Murdoch and 'unverified' missus in Twitter tangle

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I wonder...

...which newspaper will be first to crack his account?

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Lincolnshire cops to chuck £200m at G4S in ICT deal

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Was that just after Group4 became Group3?

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Nokia exec: Young fashonistas 'fed up' with iPhone

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Complexity of Android? WTF!

My 65 year old mother in law managed quite well with her HTC Wildfire, but she's a rubbish driver! Anyone who thinks Android is 'complex' should be immediately barred from getting behind the wheel of a car !

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Microsoft dishes free phones to Android detractors

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Pint

Would this be to cover for the SMS of Doom affecting Winpho 7 phones story published by El Reg earlier by any chance?

Thus far it's looking a lot like the only option for a trouble free phone is BT... has it really come to this?

Pint icon? Meh... what's the use.

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