* Posts by Woza

62 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011

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El Reg hosts the IBM Bluemix Programming Competition 2015

Woza
Stop

Well, I was going to enter, but

"THE CHALLENGE is open to United Kingdom residents only."

(from http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/hub/ibm/terms.html)

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Cell division: The engine of life – and of CANCER. Now some of its secrets are revealed

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Fantastic accuracy warning!

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'Save the teachers!' 184 cryptologists send Oz Govt cleartext petition

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Re: First they came for the wind and solar farms

You shouldn't excuse one bunch of idiots by pointing out what a different bunch of idiots did. Politics (like life) is not a zero-sum game.

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Brandis' metadata retention recipe doesn't prohibit USB drives stored in a garden shed

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Black Helicopters

Did I miss it?

Was there any mention about whether the data has to be stored within Australia? Or can it be encrypted with ROT13 and then stored in the cheapest cloudy location?

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PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED

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Joke

Looking at the colour

I'm pleased there is now a real Red Dwarf in this solar system.

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Bloke called Rod struck by lightning for second time

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Go

But how many of them are called Rod? According to http://howmanyofme.com/search/, there are 20,841 people called Rod in the US...

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

Woza

Re: Question

Ah - thanks for the answer.

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Woza

Question

Can you pair it with more than one phone? I assume it broadcasts the video to all connected devices - if so, can you have 3 way conversations between (say) your spouse and the person at the door (does it relay sound between paired phones)?

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Joke

Re: customers should conduct rigorous penetration tests

And then track the perpetrator's IP address through a GUI?

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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Re: Why was the first response to Taser him?

"Perhaps they should have left it to special branch."

This is called winning.

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Aussie priest BLESSES an APP – and the sacred iPad it runs on

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Joke

So, is this like other certifications?

If they release a new version or patch a bug, does it need to be re-blessed?

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Surface Pro 3 update has so much new stuff for sysadmins, we can't fit it all in one headline

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FAIL

Where's the Stob?

I was promised the Stob, damnit.

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Gamers! Ransomware will scramble your save files unless you cough up $1,000

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well done

on the subheading!

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

Woza

Paraphrasing Soul Music

People will always remember the books he never had a chance to write, and they will be the greatest books of all.

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OpenSSL audit kicks off for post-Heartbleed strengthening program

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Go

Start with

Some of the early change logs for Libre SSL.

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TITANIC: Nuclear SUBMARINE cruising 'Sea of KRAKENS' may be FOUND ON icy MOON

Woza
Mushroom

Have they planned for

Deep Ones?

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Nope. That's not our FAKE BOMB say Oz spooks and cops

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Joke

This is why

we need warrantless metadata access, obviously!

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V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

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Nailed it

Superb writing.

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E-vote won't happen for next Oz election

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Joke

the lack of privacy “opens up a market” for votes to be bought

I thought the current lot were all in favour of market-based approaches!

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Oz trade minister RUBBISHES TPP fears

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Joke

"Spreading misinformation"

a.k.a "We changed the name of the treaty."?

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Pagers shout data center creds, pop star airport arrivals

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Alert

Re: If he's not careful

Must save our precious bodily fluids radio signals!

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Careless Whisper? Anonymous messaging app accused of stalking users, blabbing to Feds

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Unhappy

"peeps"?

No, just no.

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Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars

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Joke

In that final photo

has it sprung a leak?

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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TOSFKAW

The Operating System Formerly Known As Windows?

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Blood-crazed Microsoft axes Trustworthy Computing Group

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thumbs up

For the subheading.

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Stonehenge's HUMAN ABATTOIR was just a prehistoric Burning Man hippyfest site

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Joke

Re: U2

Did they give away free apples at that concert?

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Robin Hood virus: Chinese hackers target nation's wealthy

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Joke

Baldrick says

He's halfway to being the next Robin Hood - he steals from the rich but he hasn't got 'round to giving it to the poor yet.

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Crack team weighs LOHAN's substantial box

Woza

Re: Customs

Small but essential component - the plucky playmonaut?

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How to promote CSIRO's ICT in Schools in your community

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Headmaster

Before unleashing that text, might want to fix the typo at the end of the first paragraph.

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Headmaster

Re: Short-term vs. Long term

What you were alluding to was that long-term thinking eludes politicians.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

Woza

A motto, courtesy of Pratchett

Sodomy Non Sapiens - or, as the playmonaut might say: Morituri Nolumus Mori

(Also, for inspiration on mission patches: bit.ly/1oWFDOJ)

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Wireless-controlled contraception implant is coming, says MIT

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Joke

Re: Power

Powered by abstinence, of course!

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

Woza

Re: Scary stuff...

Speaking of the Saturn V: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/how-nasa-brought-the-monstrous-f-1-moon-rocket-back-to-life/

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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Joke

Re: coming round for a chat

"Share advice" - as in "Nice news site you have there, let me advise you about what will happen if you try that again?"

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That's no plane wreck, that's a Google Wi-Fi balloon

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Joke

Missed opportunity

If only Google put playmonauts on their balloons, at least there'd be someone to rescue!

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ALP email SNAFU spaffs campaign plan to world+dog

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FAIL

Re: A wasted opportunity

Problem is, you stop this lot of <typos> and another bunch get voted in...

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SKA under budget cloud in the Great Oz Science Brain Drain

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FAIL

Don't blame me

I voted for Kodos.

(Icon refers to governments past, present and very likely future)

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Boffins debunk red wine miracle antioxidant myth

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Coat

Re: re. urine analysis

Now you're just taking the piss.

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Teen student texter busts 20-second tongue-twisty SMS barrier

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Joke

Re: Did he really beat it?

Weird Microsoft time units? "Your text will be complete in 20 seconds... 17 seconds... 14 seconds... 4 minutes... 1 second... 6 seconds...complete"?

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OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork

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Facepalm

Re: More than just Eyes

Speaking as someone who as run Valgrind over code using OpenSSL - it is painful.

(And no, valgrind wouldn't pick up the heartbleed bug)

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Whoever you vote for, Google gets in

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Meh

Re: So, the EFF gets donations from Google.

There's also the flip side of the coin: can anyone remember an EFF campaign that attacked Google? Money doesn't always buy action, sometimes it can buy inaction.

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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Joke

Re: PUBEs

Don't forget Tw*tdangle, from a few years back

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Aargh! My EYEBALLS are MELLLTING! Curse this DEVIL LAPTOP

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Joke

Not just an expert,

An *important* expert.

Well, I'm sold.

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DARPA wants to out-Google-Google

Woza
Mushroom

Memex?

Just wait until Angleton finds out...

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

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Re: "A Wren reenactor at Bletchley Park"

A GRAVEDUST system would prevent such evasion.

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US military's RAY-GUN truck BLASTS DRONES, mortars OUT OF THE SKY

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Coat

Re: The Americans must love asymmetric warfare

Having a single vulnerable exhaust port is, of course, mandatory on all battle stations platforms armed with a big frikken laser (TM).

Mine's the one with the womp rat in the pocket,

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

Woza
Go

New product

the iRony, from Apple. Coming this Christmas to a store near you!

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DE-MON-STRATE! How a DALEK SAVED AUSTRALIA from a Dr Who drought in 1977

Woza

Re: Wanting the Daleks to win

Resches is not extinct yet, for better or for worse.

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Screw Internet-of-Things: Boffins build Internet-of-Sound UNDERWATER

Woza

Re: Biologically compatible?

What would BLUE HADES think?

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Google's Project Glass headman answers most pressing question: 'Why?'

Woza

Re: An interesting view on this from Sci-Fi

Halting State, also by Charles Stross.

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