* Posts by Florida1920

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The injected JavaScript used to smash anti-Great Firewall of China GitHub projects offline

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Losing face

Assuming it's a Chinese govt op, someone needs to tell them it makes them look like a bunch of sorry-arsed limp dicks. If your regime is so good, why do you have to censor what your citizens read? If it's not that good, then FFS invest the resources to fix it. This exploit has all the appearance of a child's tantrum, not the work of a once-proud nation.

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Re: Not worth going then @dan1980

You forgot something --------------------------------------------------------------------->

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Big Brother

Don't fear AI

Fear Nanny-Tech.

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Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online

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Re: Don't wreck the budget there, Canada

"Pouvez-vous dire cela en français, eh, good buddy?"

Oui! Bonsoir, mon ami.

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They drink beer and whisky, just like us

Grew up near the border. Always thought of Canadians as a sub-set of Americans, with funny pronunciations and better manners.

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Greedy web borg Facebook to SLURP news websites' golden nuggets

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Facebook, the AOL of the 21st Century

That is all.

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Re: Can't be worse than the new BBC site

@Vimes

*) An assumption, but the mobile layout seems to be displayed when viewing the pages with JavaScript disabled on the desktop regardless of the browser used which suggests layout is controlled via JavaScript.

Noticed the same thing. Had all scripts off and got a mobile-y looking page. Turning on bbc scripts one at a time, things started appearing. But what appears is mostly links to short videos. I'm sorry, a couple of minutes of some talking head with a few seconds of Merkel speaking is not how I want to receive news. Words! Give us some text we can read, re-read, think about and analyze. It's the BBC FFS!

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HUGE Aussie asteroid impact sent TREMORS towards the EARTH'S CORE

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If an asteroid falls on Oz

and there's nothing alive to hear it.....

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IS 'hackers' urge US-based jihadis: 'Wipe yourselves out trying to kill 0.00005 of US forces'

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Deny them access to the press

That only worked when the targets of terrorism had media monopolies. Thanks to the interwebs, any fool can set up a media outlet. Trying to stop it is pointless.

The goal always should be to control the flow of information. Unfortunately, that turns against the people when their governments propagandize them!

As long as we have a free press, we're stuck with the likes of Fox, Ted Cruz and John "Bomb Iran" McCain. You can bet your last bitcoin they'll use the spewings of ISIS et al for their purposes at every chance. Mocking articles like El Reg's are one of several reasonable counterweights.

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Standard General bids to save RadioShack from oblivion

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Re: Tandy Goes Bandy

I've posted about working p/t during the holidays at a RS in 1984. Now I've moved far away and only just found out that not only is the RS gone -- the whole mall is gone! Capitalism is a cruel and unforgiving master.

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

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Thanks for the memories

The best long-weekend road trip ever started the Thursday morning IE4 with some "developer" crapola MS added completely hosed my system. It was May 1998, the sun was shining, and outside the window the MGB was glistening. Hang around and format and reinstall everything or go for a long ride? Haven't used IE since. So, thanks, IE! Still have fond memories of that top-down weekend.

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FTC: All-powerful Google ABUSED rivals. So we did NOTHING

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Do no evil

The other day I was massively downvoted for saying our country was becoming the United Corporations of America. FTC states that Google's actions hurt consumers -- the freaking citizens of the soon-to-be-extinct United States of America -- but the government of this nation -- allegedly "of, by and for the people" does nothing.

It wasn't supposed to turn out this way.

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NYPD cop in court for allegedly hacking into the FBI

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Klutz and Klutz

At age 45 he must have been close to serving 20 years, enough to retire. He can kiss that pension good-bye if convicted. Entrepreneurial my butt. He was stupid and lazy.

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Rocket Kittens target defence and IT bods from Europe & Israel

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Unhappy

Feeling down

Imagine the despair of those who never receive phishing emails. You read about them all the time, but you never get one. Almost makes you want to delete some of your SpamAssassin filters. One got through to one of my accounts this morning, complete with obligatory attached Zip file. "The photos you requested," from a company that sells commercial refrigerators and stuff. Yeah, okay, when I was younger.... but never with appliances FFS. Still, I was so thrilled I almost clicked on it, just to experience the pain. Life behind a nailed-down mail server is so boring.

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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"I'd quite like another Newky Brown."

So would I and it's just past noon here. You can keep that dog, though.

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Kaspersky Lab hits back at Bloomberg's Russian spy link hit piece

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Be careful with that ax, Eugene

One molecule of evidence you're doing more than taking a sauna with FSB and you can kiss your biz goodbye.

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Are you clever enough, and brave enough, to give a Register lecture

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Re: Location, location, location?

Well, an "up your pork pie" to whoever downvoted my USA! comment. Check the user stats for El Reg. Cheers anyway.

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Re: Location, location, location?

USA! USA! USA!

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Re: Nice.

@ I ain't Spartacus

a turkey one, for the vegetarians

I nominate you for a talk on, "How the Turkey Evolved to Become a Vegetable."

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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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Imagine an android 5 times more intelligent than a human, 10 times as strong and quick.

You've got a helluva movie idea here.

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FCC takes three-month pause to consider massive telecoms mergers

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Send the lawyers home

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it's pausing before making a decision over the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) and AT&T's gobbling of DirecTV, citing legal issues.

Never mind the legal issues. Just think what it's going to cost to reprint all our money, Federal stationery, signs and logos, not to mention redesigning the flag, when the U.S.A. becomes the United Corporations of America.

This is not how it was supposed to turn out.

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

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@Marketing Hack

That book was an allegory. The clown was supposed to represent hacker collectives, or Microsoft, or something....

The clown responsible for El Reg's site redesign.

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Bounty! hunter! discovers! holes! in! Yahoo! Stores! security!

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Only $24k

We're all lucky there are honest people like Litchfield out there. Imagine the pile of bling he could have obtained otherwise.

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Want that awesome new Apple TrackPad? Don't get a MacBook Pro

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@SuccessCase

Somehow,

The Register®

Licking the hand that feeds IT

Doesn't sound like a site I'd bother reading.

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LUST for APPLE WATCH drove me to crime, says alleged meth dealer

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Tweaker

He only wanted one to take apart.

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Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING

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A Panda spokesman confirmed the ... issue was, well, in hand.

I'll say!

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Going on holiday? Mexico wants your personal data

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iTunes snafu: DNS fail borked Apple's app & iTunes stores for 10 HOURS

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Re: Won't cost them much...

I mean, who would buy 3 hours of TV theme music when sober?

The best themes in life are free!

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Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

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Re: Sort your shit out advertisers

All you have to do in AdBlock Plus is click the ABP stop sign, click Filter preferences, and uncheck the Allow some non-intrusive advertising box.

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Re: BlartVersenwaldIII

Iti's thye rulaw - allvery innoveloped vocablords havst to bis portmantificated.

This is what happens to you after too much exposure to the El Reg redesign.

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Holy Zuck! Facebook fraud suspect VANISHES

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Flame

Firewood salesman?

Mr. Ceglia was only trying to get his 15 minutes of flame.

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Microsoft: You'll get the next Windows 10 build when we're GOOD AND READY

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A good sign

"Today is 3/9 ..." Redmond's Gabe Aul said on Monday

Someone at MS knows what day it is. Now that's progress!

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Whoops! AVG data centre KO'd by 'unplanned' outage

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Re: Doesn't sound datacenter related

AVG doesn't sound like a big company

Why not check?

AVG Technologies (formerly named Grisoft) is a Czech company formed in 1991 by Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer, with corporate offices in Europe and the United States. The company specializes in computer security software. As of February 2, 2015 over 200 million active users [the El Reg article mentions 197 million] used AVG´s software products and services, which include internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection applications.

Number of employees 1013 worldwide

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Re: "unplanned maintenance outage"

What, pray, is one of these?

Example: New York Daily News photo.

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CIA re-orgs to build cyber-snooping into all investigations

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Re: Hmmmm

Not at all.They're diverting attention from that "wet" stuff and trying to look relevant. After Sony, "digital" is all the rage, don't ya know. Out there in the Heartland, everyone who ever mistakenly installed a dodgy toolbar or a virus is cheering this further Balkanization of our government. Meanwhile, the band and the drones play on.

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Re: Reallity sucks

Those who are not impacted daily by cyber crime are few even if you are unaware of this reality.

It's hard to fight cybercrime when the people charged with fighting it are themselves committing criminal acts. All in the name of national security, of course. Sure.

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We've heard it before

Titanic. Deck chairs.

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Massive gravitational lens flare unveils EINSTEIN CROSS SUPERNOVA

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That's odd

That's what the bloke at Chernobyl said, just bef

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'Why Digital?' Seriously? You plainly don't Get It enough. Or at all

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The "Digital" Shortcut

Why dazzle with brilliance when you can baffle with bullshit?

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Netflix: Look folks, it's net neutrality... HA, fooled you

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Re: Hypocrisy! Favoritism!

It's about whether Netflix is using it's deep pockets to disadvantage NON-NETFLIX VoD services that should be on the same level playing field.

Level playing fields are antithetical to capitalism. If that's what we want we have to change the West's economic system. Good luck with that. My objection is to the apparent shock and awe some people are displaying in the face of a corporation only doing what corporations do. This is newsworthy but hardly surprising.

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Hypocrisy! Favoritism!

Good grief. On what planet are some commentards living? We're talking about a for-profit corporation here, lads and lasses. Netflix understand what they must do to live long and prosper. At least their customers in Australia and New Zealand will be getting better service as a result.

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Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

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Re: Okay, so they ask to see my laptop.

Okay mister border guard, what now?

You're going to seriously piss off the next caller from India, that's what.

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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Fight back

When they threaten you, tell them, "Oh, yeah? Well I work for Linux, and we chop up Windows users and feed them to penguins!"

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Boffins find Earth's earliest Homo in Ethiopian hilltop

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Let them chew on this

A favorite argument of the Young Earth Creationists is that "there are no transitional fossils." Well, here's another one. Never know what you'll find when out for a walk.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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Re: Last gasps of the battleship

Anyway, Cheney did his best to neuter the US Navy, and remove its long range weapons. Probably because it wasn't a good Halliburton customer.

Yeah, buddy. They want to do away with aircraft carriers. Cheney had "other priorities" during Vietnam so he has no idea what it might feel like to wait for a cruise missile to arrive. I remember waiting for DASC Alpha to approve Spooky missions, when the planes were less than 30 miles away at Phu Cat AB, sitting on the ground while the brass thought it over. Having aircraft on cap ready to go is very comforting. Even drones aren't as good IMO, because their use has to make its way through the bureaucracy.

Despite having the world's largest military budget, we were totally unprepared for Iraq, and neither Cheney, Rumsfeld or Wolfowitz gave a damn. We need to go back to the times when leaders rode into battle ahead of their troops.

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Last gasps of the battleship

In "Counterinsurgency Warfare" (Free Press: 1965) Maj. John S. Pustay mentioned Britain's effective use of battleships against Malayan insurgents. Battleships could operate in all weather conditions, while planes were useless when targets were obscured by low clouds. The U.S. Navy brought the USS New Jersey back into action during the Vietnam War; I have personal experience of seeing the grotesque effects of its 16-inch guns against dug-in troops -- less than 1 mile inland, though.

Don't know what effect the clouds have in Afghanistan, but the country is well out of range of any sea-based artillery I know of. Cannon shells aren't inexpensive, but cruise missiles cost a lot more. Our Navy has ordered a class of "littoral combat ship," but aside from helicopters I don't see any weaponry specifically useful against shore-based adversaries. We seem still to be fighting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with little thought for how future conflicts will evolve.

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

First comes "Saving Private Fortunes."

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Re: Dare.

Blame the victim. MASSIVE FAIL.

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

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Very Pale Moon

Incompatible with AdBlock Plus and FlashStopper. Installed 32-bit version as they warn the 64-bit version "may be incompatible with some extensions." Oh, well, back to Chrome.

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Meh

Not ready for primetime

Installed Vivaldi. Figured out how to install extensions. But no way yet to manage them, as in AdBlock Plus or ScriptSafe. Otherwise it looks okay, but not enough different from Chrome to thrill me.

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