* Posts by tmTM

454 posts • joined 27 Jan 2011

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False Northern Lights alert issued to entire UK because of a lawnmower

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I'd laugh if the grounds team suggested the AuroraWatch guys double checked their data for concordance before making a public announcement.

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EE roaming outage hits Brits basking abroad

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Re: Is anyone really surprised

Slightly surprised it took this long to hit the skids, mind you they've been quite busy ruining their own network recently.

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Bot-herders fire fake GPS co-ords at Niantic to collect Pokémon

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Re: Perhaps I've missed something here

Game accounts are selling online, some for quite significant amounts of money.

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VW's first US settlement nearly settled

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Isn't there more interest from the regulator side?

Even if the engines don't breach regulations, they still lied and under-stated emissions levels.

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why in the UK, people have not been able to just return the car as faulty goods?

Well technically the system works really very well...................

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Correction: There was no hangman's noose, claims Hyperloop countersuit ... it was a cowboy's lasso

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"the increase to the PR firm's rate was due to the expanded scope of the firm's work"

and because the PR advisor was now gargling the boss's junk on a nightly basis.

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UK South East Coast Ambulance slammed for creaking emergency dispatch IT

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"something in the official statements does not compute"

Maybe because it's all total bullcrap from a public body desperately trying to cover-up it's failings???

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Lycamobile offices 'raided over fraud allegations' – report

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Re: Quelle surprise

because a company that advertises in phone boxes and grimey shop doorways is definitely going to be 100% legit.

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No watershed: China hacker groups in decline before Xi-Obama deal

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They won't go away

So teams of highly experienced and very well trained hackers are going to stop what they're doing and go off and take a menial desk job???

I'm sure they'll know full well just how much money can be made on the private (underground) market with the skill set they have.

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TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

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Re: Hmm

Perhaps after the Talk Talk scam attempt she did some reading online and found all the articles on El Reg??

or she was just monstrously tired.

This morning I gave the dog my cereal and walked off with his food bowl, sleep deprivation - very bad!

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Chinese bit-squatter information thieves dupe Taiwan Govt site

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"Concrete attribution however is difficult for groups with solid state support."

Slight correction

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Filmmakers behind 117 meeellion robocalls to shift DVDs

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Re: First billion dollar fine for robocalling?

Just a pity the British equivalent isn't as effective.

Instead of including individual executives, they'd just take the already liquidated company to court, then make some moronic announcement about "recovering the fine".

Blood from a stone anyone?

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VXer group ramps up malware to attack Indian embassies

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Nothing at all....

to do with Pakistani intelligence.

Nothing at all...............................well maybe.

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Pandora investor: Sell this company sooner rather than later

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Read between the lines

Hedge fund Corvex Partners has revealed that it owns 10 per cent of the veteran streaming music company

Pandora's shares have almost halved in value over the past year.

They splurged a load of cash thinking they were picking up the next Tech titan.

It's loosing value and they're staring down a big loss.

They want some big sugar daddy to come along and buy the company for a nice premium to get them out of the massive hole they're in.

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Apple will be grilled by Irish National Planning Board over €850m data centre plan

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Re: I don't know why but this made me think of:

I was thinking more:

"There is room", said Councillor Peter Feeney while he was stuffing brown envelopes of cash into his briefcase.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

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"you can already get a "black box" that logs how you drive."

and they're about as popular as a fart in an elevator.

They're only ever forced on young, in-experienced drivers or those with a very sketchy driving record.

Shockingly Joe Public doesn't actually want some faceless organisation watching his every move.

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China's Dalek-like robots fear only one terrifying nemesis: Stairs

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Re: I cannot

With the obligatory cock spray painted on the front of it.

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Fake CEOs pilfer $2.3bn from US biz pockets in three years – Feds

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All down to the people in charge ultimatley

If they operate the friendly "ask me if you have an issue", "no question is stupid" type of business then these would get flagged up, employee's would double check (just a simple phone call) before sending large amounts of money over-seas.

If they're the kind of angry, pent-up moron who barks orders and expects people to fall in line then it's obvious this kind of scam will easily operate.

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Your money or your life! Another hospital goes down to ransomware

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Re: No it's not, I bought some in a CVS in South Carolina last month

I bought some in CVS last time I was in New York.

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We’re not holding biz to ransom, says pay to play ad-blocking outfit

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They won't ever stop the worst offenders anyway, but I imagine for good PR they have to at least pay lip-service to the idea.

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North Dorset Council hit by ransomware, flips the bird at miscreants

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not to mention

The practise of promoting idiot people out of the way, eventually one or several end up in control of something potentially quite important.

Looks like North Dorset got it right, good on them.

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Amazon Shocker: Firm recalls Fire and Fire Kids power adapters

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Re: Oooo £12

Considering the tablet was on sale in the Black Friday deals for £35 I think?

£12 back on that isn't too shabby at all.

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Gosh, what a huge shock: Ofcom shies away from BT Openreach split, calls for reform

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Re: Picture a male Gallus gallus domesticus in its full feathered glory

or a dumptruck for of money being deposited on someones driveway.

Clearly something has been done to change minds.

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Austinites outraged as Google Fiber tears up Texas capital

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Re: No pain, no gain

How many complaints could be avoided by not using complete Neanderthals to do the work though?

Blocking storm drains and residents driveways - any halfwit can see thats going to cause a problem.

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Norks stabilise non-threatening space speck ... for about five minutes

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Designed to Fail??

NK: "Oh look, our satellite made it into orbit, but didn't quite work. We better launch another"

China: "yea ok, that sounds totally plausible, crack on"

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Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware

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I'll look forward to the fix

Next time I buy a new phone, because updates to current models happen so amazingly slow.

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Alleged ISIL hacker faces US terror charges for doxing soldiers

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35 Years

A good bargaining chip to have should they want him to roll over and reveal the details of the rest of his crew.

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Dixons Carphone to shut down 134 shops

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Re: So. How long is the shop banner going to be?

DickPhoneCurryHouse ??

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Former prez of Misco parent Systemax declared bankrupt

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Re: Hilarious

Maybe if you ask nicely they'll give you his phone number, so you can tell the man in person??

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Aurous shutters for good, will pay $3m damages

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Re: Ugh...

He was kidding himself if he thought the music industry weren't going to have his head on a pole.

Why you'd write, release and become the public head of such an obvious target is beyond me?

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Kim Dotcom slams 'dirty ugly bully' Uncle Sam as extradition hearing ends

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If you don't believe in it

Does it still exist???

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Hilton confirms hotel credit-card-snaffling sales till malware hit

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Joke

Hackers gained access through a backdoor in our illegal wifi blocking kit.

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Star Trek to go boldly back onto telly, then beam down in streams

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TNG, DS9, and Voyager overlapped?

Original Trek and Enterprise overlapped in the Generations film

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Hackers pop grease monkeys' laptops to disable Audi airbags

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As far as the state of mechanics laptops

Chances are they spend their entire life in the garage and are not connected to the internet anyway.

Especially if the software used isn't updated anymore.

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Steve Ballmer praises Twitter job cuts after buying 4% stake in ailing micro-blab site

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"Boy Blunder"

I'd happily take that name if it came with over 20 billion dollars

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Alleged $32m Gemcoin crypto-bucks scam busted by Feds

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Re: 32 million??

You could almost argue they don't deserve it back, they'd only give it to the next conman who came knocking.

It wasn't even a good scam, how did he find enough people to part with $32m??

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332M Kick Ass pirates get asses kicked by scareware ass-kickers

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Re: "offered money in order to provide information on his company"

All he needed to do was provide his name, address, DOB, bank details.................

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Bitcoin is an official commodity, says US gummint

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Where is this going?

Taxation dear friend, taxation.

Define it

Regulate it

Tax it

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Sierra Nevada snow hasn't been this bad since 1500AD

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Hottest summer for 500 years is on it's way

My tea leaves told me, so it must be right.

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Ebuyer MD Carlisle exits following board level bust up

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Re: I'll stick with Scan & Quiet PC

eBuyer returns are notoriously difficult, but if you stick to your guns you'll get what you want.

Distance selling regs and credit card protection seem to get the job done if you're in a bind.

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Jail incompetent council folk who leak our data, thunders furious BBW

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Often it's even more complicated

The person originally responsible for initiating sloppy procedure will probably have moved one, having got a pat on the back for 'excellent cost cutting'.

Savings made by forgoing costly security measures, which leaves everyone else carrying the can.

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Hackers hid Carphone Warehouse breach with DDoS smokescreen – report

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Doubtful for a full story

They could leave themselves wide open for claims of incompetence, intentionally poor security and data mis-management, as well as obvious court cases.

Target took an absolute beating when details for their data breach started to surface.

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Ex-Apple bods suing Apple for bag searches get class-action upgrade

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Re: Optional

It is legal???

So what happens if you refuse??

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Crowdfunded beg-a-thon to bail out Greece raises 0.003% of target

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Technically

You'd be helping out the Greek Government.

The Greek people are buggered whatever happens.

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

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but

When the scientific studys start to contradict themselves who do you ask for 'the truth'??

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Crafty fingering could let Apple Watch thieves raid your bank account

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Re: I think...

I think if a criminal is that slick to be able to steal a watch in that way then they'd probably have already gone straight for your wallet, and iphone, jacket and the shirt off your back.

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Trans Pacific Partnership 'fast-track' bill dumped

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Re: Thank f#ck for that

It's (nearly) election time, so it's time for the Government to start doing things to appease the populous and hopefully win some seats.

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Nork hackers no pantomime villains, but a hugely unpredictable menace

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Not an obvious target

Sony made a really bad film, about a really dodgy dictator.

No-one was surprised when they got owned so badly.

No-one was even that sympathetic, the film was terrible.

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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Lucky Man

Police usually shoot the perp rather than risk a crease on their uniform from a physical confrontation.

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'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

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Re: App Name

Candy Crush Saga

Total guess..........................

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