* Posts by Florida1920

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Original LIZARD JESUS is found in Wyoming

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More data, please

How quickly can it run the length of an Olympic-sized swimming pool?

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Congratulations! You survived the leap secondocalypse

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I partied like it was 00:00:59

By downing a shot of Scotch in less than one second.

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

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Name for Doomsday Rock

Has to be "Vonnegut." Imagine humanity, after all our wars and petty feuds, scheming and hustling, taken out by a frozen rock. It's all going to end someday, one way or another. If it happens in our lifetimes at least we get to say we saw it happen.

Seriously, the Elite want to know about a possible extinction event so they can barricade themselves against the inevitable financial and social upheaval that will ensue when word leaks out to the masses. This asteroid-gazing program isn't for the likes of us, it's for Our Betters.

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Ransomware slinging exploit kit targets Flash remote code execution

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Re: $100,000 per month? Really?

how come no one has managed to track this guy down yet?

My guess is, he's paying off some fellow Russians for "protection."

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US Air Force drone pilots in mass burn out, robo-flights canceled

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Re: Compensation?

We make terrorists. This is how we make them.

And then the M-I complex makes more munitions and drones to kill them. It's called a business plan.

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BOOM! Stephen Elop shuffled out of Microsoft door

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We've seen it before

"reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing."

Titanic. Deck chairs. And the band played on.

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Only good thing about Twitter CEO storm: 140 character limit gone

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Paris wants to know

If this has anything to do with the robin being named the National Bird of the UK?

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TERROR in ORBIT: Dodgy rocket burp biffs International Space Station off track

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Re: 1,922 seconds?

The rocket is slow, but space is patient.

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MONSTER GALAXY spotted hiding behind IMMENSE BLACK HOLE

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Any sign of MH370 back there?

Paris, 'cause she popularized the 90-degree nosedive.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Re: Amazing!

""There were dinosaurs that survived the flood, of course, but there may still be some around. We don't know that for sure.""
There are. They're called "birds."

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Creation

Pics or it didn't happen

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Beware Red Hat interviews: You'll pay for coffee, lunch and fuel

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IBM owes me a lunch

Contracted for them in 1970 but they never bought lunch. Too bad too, as I never salt my food. Hot sauce, now....

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Web tracking puts lead in your saddlebags, finds Mozilla study

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Re: You know what's amusing?

I got sick of waiting quite literally for 2 or 3 minutes (on an ADSL link!) for DoubleClick to wake up and serve their shit

DoubleClick = Satan

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

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Holmes

Send a few to South Florida

We have rampant feral hogs and coyotes are eating lap dogs. Not to mention alligators. Dino-chickens could help create some balance. What could possibly go wrong?

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DEEPENING MYSTERY of BRIGHT LIGHTS on dwarf world Ceres

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Re: Ceres bright spots iluminate without sun light

If I hadn't looked at your username first, while reading your comment I would have thought it was written by A Man From Mars.

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Meet the man who inspired Elon Musk’s fear of the robot uprising

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Hi, I'm Clippy, your personal Office assistant

I see you're just sitting there, mindlessly bending paperclips. Would you like me to stimulate your virtual pleasure centres?

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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Reuters

I was getting blitzed with pop-ups on the reuters.com site last year, only on Chrome (Windows). Took several additions to hosts to terminate them. At that time I had no add-ons in Chrome. Since then I've gone back to FF and only use Chrome for Netflix, so I don't have to run Silver-whatever. It was mostly ads telling me to update Chrome (but definitely not from Google) or install some helpful code to improve my PC's performance. A plague on their houses.

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In a galaxy far, far, far away ... Farthest ever star system discovered

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A fair trade

I'd settle for a few years' delay in lofting the James Webb Space Telescope, if we could fire off the entire U.S. Congress into the Solar System in 2018.

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Costa Coffee Club members wake up and smell the data breach

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Re: I like Costa

If it had been a dalmation or wolfhound that would have been fine...

Corgi?

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Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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Re: Sort of like when they say they want "less government in our lives"

Oh, look, it's Iain Thomson again.

He forgot to mention this "sneaky bid" (how is it sneaky if everyone knows about it?) has bipartisan support and that Obama has already said he enthusiastically supports Section 215.

"On January 17, 2014, President Obama gave a speech at the Department of Justice on his Administration’s review of certain intelligence activities. During this speech, he ordered a transition that would end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it previously existed and establish a new mechanism to preserve the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata. The President made clear that he was ordering this transition to give the public greater confidence that their privacy is appropriately protected, while maintaining the tools our intelligence and law enforcement agencies need to keep us safe. This fact sheet describes the steps the Administration has taken to implement this transition, details the President’s proposal for a new program to replace the Section 215 program, and outlines the steps the Administration will be taking in the near future to realize the President’s vision."

FACT SHEET: The Administration’s Proposal for Ending the Section 215 Bulk Telephony Metadata Program

"Earlier this year in a speech at the Department of Justice, I announced a transition that would end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it previously existed and that we would establish a mechanism to preserve the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata. I did so to give the public greater confidence that their privacy is appropriately protected, while maintaining the tools our intelligence and law enforcement agencies need to keep us safe.

"In that January 17 speech, I ordered that a transition away from the prior program would proceed in two steps. In addition to directing immediate changes to the program, I also directed the Intelligence Community and the Attorney General to use this transition period to develop options for a new approach to match the capabilities and fill gaps that the Section 215 program was designed to address without the government holding this metadata. I instructed them to report back to me with options for alternative approaches before the program comes up for reauthorization on March 28th. As part of this process, we consulted with the Congress, the private sector, and privacy and civil liberties groups, and developed a number of alternative approaches.

"Having carefully considered the available options, I have decided that the best path forward is that the government should not collect or hold this data in bulk."

Statement by the President on the Section 215 Bulk Metadata Program

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FBI alert: Get these motherf'king hackers off this motherf'king plane

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Don't believe what you see

No, Captain, we're not being hijacked. Someone just hacked the in-flight movie into our HUDs.

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Ad-blocking is LEGAL: German court says Ja to browser filters

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Re: Adblock Plus is garbage

Keep trying to reply to the first post and getting a 410 error. Never saw that before! I have 10 tabs open in Firefox at present, with AB+ running, and FF is showing a total of 523M of memory. CPU is ticking between 4-13%. Windows 7, FF 37.0.2.

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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NoScript, AMD Athlon II X4 CPU

"AMD's Athlon II X4 represents the first monolithic quad-core die without a shared L3 cache."

It's pub-o-clock!

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Netflix's house of cards to be fortified with HTTPS appliance

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Is El Reg trying to avoid all possible patents on proofreading these days, or what?

It's Pub Day FFS!

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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Facepalm

Messrs Hewlett and Packard

must be spinning inside their boxes.

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Bloodied SanDisk preps for job cuts after market reading mis-steps

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Coat

I can't remember

the last time I bought a SanDisk product.

The one with floppy disks in the pocket.

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Comet 67P found to be COMPLETELY UNATTRACTIVE

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Re: on a moving comet.

Well there seems to be a shortage of stationary comets to practice on...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2wA73QVWWI

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Verizon to world: STOP opening dodgy phishing emails, FOOLS

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BS

Back when I thought there was a chance of relief, I relentlessly notified Verizon and other ISPs of obvious bot-infected systems on their networks. A particular Verizon IP address was a persistent repeat offender. Forwarded logs, texts etc. Never got a reply and the same IPs just kept churning out the spam. Maybe they were charging the fools for the bandwidth so it wasn't in their financial interests to do anything. After all these years, when I see something like this "public-service" message I figure they're only trying to mitigate their public perception as rapaciously greedy corporations.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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We need a new OS

The U.S. has a dual-boot OS, both unfortunately fixed at Windows. But we get to choose between ME and Vista. We never save anything to the HD, so when we shut down after every election, we forget everything and have to start over at the next one. Alternative OSes aren't even given a fair chance to compete in our so-called "market economy." If the personal computer business tracked American politics we'd still be using 8-inch floppies.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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Re: Strange

I always change them to install when shutting down

Man, did that blow up on me when the power failed and the time to install updates > time I allotted for UPS system shutdown after power failure.

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Astronomers battle plague of BLADE-WIELDING ROBOTS

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Holmes

Astroturf

That is all.

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Firefox hits prime time as version 37 manifests

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Wait a minute

Settings here are for manual update, not auto. Just checked my 36.0.4 (Win) (Help --> About) and it says Firefox is up to date.

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

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Re: Service went down, then it was brought back up again.

"There's a story there somewhere."

The company's made no statement The Reg can find on its various blogs and social outlets, but has apparently told customers the problem has been resolved.

The Greatest Story Never Told!

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Think server vulns are the IT department's problem? Think again

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Re: Aviation

If you don't check the logs you may not know you've been penetrated for a long time. See Sony for example. Waiting to look at the logs until after you discover you've been hit is irresponsible.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Why is compelling servitude "freedom"?

"why in 2015 is persecution of someone for exercising their faith a good thing?"

Persecution would be when they are punished or otherwise harmed for practicing their religion. As in praying, going to church or wearing a cross. Since when is discrimination "excercising faith"? If the FSM doesn't know you're faithful already, discriminating against LGBTs isn't going to help. Try praying harder. Let us know how that works out after you're dead. Oh, wait...

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Why Feed.Me.Pizza will never exist: Inside the world of government vetoes and the internet

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Re: Feeling il.head

You are number 6. No, not really, but I'd make the effort for the stuff I care about. The new TLDs aren't even out yet and already governments are getting all possessive. Let Italy register it.pizza, it.mafia or whatever else it feels it has to protect. Or just stick a flag in. Ciao, baby.

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Feeling il.head

Forget this silly nationalistic posturing. FFS, let's just use IP addresses. That's what bookmarks are for.

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

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Re: _THAT_ was the plan?

WTF did they think they were going to accomplish if they got past the gate, and in what sort of delusion does that sound like a good plan to do it?

They don't know. They were very drunk at the time.

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Re: If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.

At some point you're going to have to accept that a certain number of deaths through terrorism are unacceptable and require a surrender of part of your inviolable shield of privacy.

If the Feds had one example of where blanket surveillance of American telephone and Internet activity interdicted a terrorist attack they'd be proclaiming it from the roof of the Capitol.

Some day soon the seas are going to rise, the crops are going to fail and we're going to run out of oil and water. Already, massive migrations are starting from dessicated Africa. How long will Californians sit still for no water? American police departments have better military equipment than many nations. Why? What's happening across the Middle East, Thailand, Hong Kong ... will eventually happen in Western countries, once citizens finally realize they've been screwed by their governments. Western governments are preparing themselves for the social upheavals they know are coming. Even the mighty Fox "News" won't be able to stem the tide. It's cheaper to build a data warehouse than tell your political contributors to stop dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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FAIL

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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