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* Posts by Adam Inistrator

50 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

Kim Dotcom extradition: Feds can keep evidence against Megaupload mastermind a surprise

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Re: No news

Buy his way out? Who is he paying? His lawyers? Whaat a sneeaky trick!

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nsa's role

could be blackmailing the decision makers ... in this case either the judges or those who control them

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Q&A: Schneier on trust, NSA spying and the end of US internet hegemony

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surveillance isnt about the average person

please remember that all the domestic spying is only to target whistleblowers or other contrarian influential people of all kinds. what kind of a society we end up with if the historical influence of such people is severely curtailed is anyones guess.

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'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED

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Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle

why start at 1970? look deeper. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Five_Myr_Climate_Change.png

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Facebook turns 10: Big Brother isn't Mark Zuckerberg. It's YOU

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fb has a file on everybody

clever joining of data from places you wouldnt believe means they really do have a file per fleshy body and you even if you are not on fb. and fb is just one collator for the nsa and friends. info is power

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Tell us we're all doomed, MPs beg climate scientists

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quibble

It isnt climate scientists who claim 99.9% of climate scientists believe in agw ... it is warmist activists -a big difference.

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Boffins: Antarctic glacier in irreversible decline, will raise sea levels by 1cm

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Re: How commentards do science: word analysis on a writeup by El Reg

you think the reg should take a position on gw agw? I dont. I want info.

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Developer CEO 'liable for copyright infringement' over unlawful tool

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Re: Exclusive rights

you ARE a servile twit arent you?

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French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic

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I have stated before that this is a failure of my browser software to help me decide who is the certifies that the HTTPS connection is valid. FIREFOX IN PARTICULAR I AM LOOKING AT YOU!

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Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt? Cough up some dough and find out

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"If you REALLY have something to hide from the NSA et al, you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place. You DO have a right to privacy, and that should be taken seriously, but you absolutely need to get into perspective what the real threats against you are."

True, the average man has no need of protection against NSA/GCQ but whistlenblowers DO need it. For example we have the apparent suicide of a government employee in UK over leakage of damaging information about our governments involvement in Iraq. OUR SOCIETY DOES NEED PRIVACY!

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Washout 2012 summer, melty Greenland 'nothing to do with Arctic ice or warm oceans'

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Re: Global climate "science" isnt science

I think you missed the point.

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Re: Global climate "science" isnt science

Actually a lot of astronomy is hypothesis. It has made a lot of predictions which can and have been tested with further observations. Climate "science" predictions from the 1990s on the other hand have completely failed. viz. lack of any global warming over the past decade.

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Global climate "science" isnt science

because you cant experiment on it like you can with tadpoles and atoms and god help us if they could. climate science is just observation really.

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Obama faces off China's prez: We can't be pals with all this cyber-theft

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I think China has vastly more to gain by spying on American corps than vice versa. Much US tech has been developed because of their strong capitalism and legal system. China is a primitive pick pocket by comparison regardless of their economic boom. If and when China starts generating new tech then they will have our true respect.

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Google's Schmidt calls climate-change deniers 'liars'

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Re: And Eric Schmidt's climatological background is ... What, exactly?

model != machine and climate scientist != physicist

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Re: @hplasm

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http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024024/article

We analyze the evolution of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11 944 climate abstracts from 1991–2011 matching the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'. We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW, 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. In a second phase of this study, we invited authors to rate their own papers. Compared to abstract ratings, a smaller percentage of self-rated papers expressed no position on AGW (35.5%). Among self-rated papers expressing a position on AGW, 97.2% endorsed the consensus.

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They are spinning ... lying. The study actually found that 97% (of those who expressed any opinion) had an opinion that humans are to blame for SOME global warming. ***SOME*** COULD BE ANY TINY FRACTION.

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Degenerate dwarfs tear neighbors limb from limb

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asteroids dont spiral down

asteroids like anything else in free fall are satellites that orbit ... and orbits are ellipses not spirals. the only way for something to spiral down would be for it to lose kinetic energy somehow but that doesnt really occur in space.

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Another negative climate feedback: Warmer plants cool the planet

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face saving formulae

a raft of face saving formulae to enable the mass of non-activist scientists to jump the bandwagon in some partially dignified way before it crashes will speed the demise of warmism.

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More and more likely that double CO2 means <2°C: New study

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whats next after AGW

AGW will not die out until the next stupidity can be invented and implanted in the masses brains. Be careful what you wish for.

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Dubai splurges on 700hp, 217mph Lamborghini police cruiser

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when you hear a dog talk, you dont criticise its grammar

Actually the standard of driving in Dubai compared to the rest of the Arab world is fantastic. Slip out into the other emirates and the standard plummets. Rulers want Dubai to be the Singapore of the Middle East and really have done miracles over the past 3 or 4 decades to civilize the place - partially by using western, often British in older times, consultants in key government positions. Hats off.

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Swedish judge explains big obstacles to US Assange extradition

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Re: THE HONEY TRAP

you seem o so well informed about how to slant the case against assange. probably part of some US social ops team.

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Great Firewall architects fingered for GitHub attack

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if you have some control over "your" browser

I would like to be able to tie https sites to specific certificates in my browser. Then I wouldnt have to check the certificate every time I visited the site to be sure that one of the zillion other root certs installed in my browser wasnt being used. eg I should be able to tell my browser to only say https hsbc is valid if it is signed verisign not any other root cert like neverheardofthem.com. i couldnt get firefox addins to do that on all platforms. any tips?

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Nokia decrypts browser traffic, assures public not to worry

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so somebody can watch every detail of your internet banking transactions?

Should people be able to communicate in private? I think the answer is yes.

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Drop that can of sweet pop and grab a coffee - for your sanity's sake

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post hoc ergo propter hoc

often abbreviated to just post hoc

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Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting

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Re: smell advertisers fear

I suppose you mean "DNT with default off is a fig leaf strategy to ensure greater monitoring."

since DNT with default ON appears to be the raising of the hammer over the whole concept of untrammelled monitoring

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smell advertisers fear

there is a lot of money at stake here. you can smell the fear and self interest in the worm tongued arguments against dnt. legal backing for dnt in the future must be in their nightmares too. should advertisers track and stalk people who dont state their preferences? my instinct tells me no, but it is debatable.

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Cable to stimulate stiff growth in entrepreneurs' trousers

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Just good old medieval patronage

And which prescient business genius is going to make the call on who "have the potential" and gets the money? Some gormless party funky of course. And who will they decide gets the money. More gormless party flunkies of course. The fuckers should just drop income tax for all if they want to promote industry. The cancer in our society is the unlimited public sector.

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Jury mulls verdict in Oracle-v-Google Java spat

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WTF?

range check

From from I can see, Oracle is trying to negotiate up Google's dumb literal copying of some code (example they gave was a bog standard range check routine!) into a crime against humanity.

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Man FLIES with Android-powered homemade bird wings

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The giveaway for me what the total lack of info about the assist power unit which was supposed to provide nearly all of the missing power.

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Feds unlock suspect's encrypted drive, avoid Constitution meltdown

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A lot of candidates for inquisitor general post here. If you think the prohibition on self incrimination is simple to understand then you prolly fit in that category.

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Silicon Valley's assault on Mobile's Gated Kingdom

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FAIL

I tried whatsapp. I didnt like the bit in the agreement about "we will use your bandwidth to facilitate communication between other users" or something similar for start, and when it got to the bit about demanding my phone number, I asked myself why should I part with that for a damn internet chat client? ... uninstalled it, and took my tinhat off.

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ISP ordered to drop 'three strikes' rule against pirates

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IP Address=Intellectual Property Address

no doubt

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Google researchers propose fix for ailing SSL system

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simple practical browser based solution for many cases

Browser should simply show who, out of the hundred of signers the browser trusts, the https cert was signed by. I say give users a little information about how that GREEN color came about.

green hsbc.com signed by verisign .. i feel happy

green hsbc.com signed by somedutchpersonidontknow .. suspicion raised perhaps call hsbc support for reassurance

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Rock star physicist Cox: Neutrinos won't help us cheat time

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bert or berk

maybe, bert ... but most science (especially pseudo science, lol) is viewed through the prism of human nature ... and on that topic non-scientists are often better

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Eurozone crisis: We're all dooomed! Here's why

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Mushroom

cartoon

Germany is a lumbering dim witted giant and France is a domineering little monkey sitting on its shoulders.

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Theresa May won't quit job over UK Border Agency fiasco

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blame the civil service

not the thick pol

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Want to avoid all private-data breaches, ever? Here's how

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"The key can be retrieved only when a fresh biometric sample from one of the problem gamblers is presented, making it hard for the data to be tapped for other purposes."

The lady is an expert on philosophy and talks very nicely but the hard encryption doesn't add up for me. What does "hard for the data to be tapped" mean? Is the person's rough facial structure used as the decryption key? I would think there aren't enough reliably measurable bits of info in a face to defeat brute force decryption.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

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"hurry"

"The two-stage send process that is the norm for all of our mailers was over-looked because someone was in a hurry." is an utterly pathetic excuse by someone without a clue about security. full marks for posting it as news item though.

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and from marketing@register.co.uk

says it all ...

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Facebook comes out swinging

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GlobalSign stops issuing SSL certs, probes hacker claims

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problem in browser not "ca"

chain of trust is ... I trust browser .. browser trusts ca ... ca trusts anybody they like

Dont blame the ca ... blame the browser for gaily trusting a clearly untrustworthy ca

Blame yourself for trusting untrustworthy browsers ... although you have little chance except with ff plugins to find a trustworthy browser.

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LinkedIn U-turns to appease peeved users

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cashing out?

linkedin probably decided to cash out now before they become the next myspace

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When is a database not so relational?

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Programmer half life

SQL programmers spend half their lives writing programs to split documents into relations .. and then spend the other half joining them back up again. NoSQL programmers simply use one bird to kill the other when there is insufficient value in having the data as relations.

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UK security minister steps down

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Get thee behind me .. bitch!

worth saying again

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'Real' JavaScript benchmark topped by...Microsoft

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what about the obvious possibility?

that they TUNED IE to work well on that benchmark .. at the expense of all the benchmarks.

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US Army to issue Droid dev kit in July

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Stovepiped

new one on me too. wikipedia thinks it expresses multiple disjoint parallel systems piping information from the field up to the top and thereby losing context.

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Calling all commentards: Want some new icons?

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4chan trollface or equivalent please

I predict it will be MUCH used here!

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UAE looks to block BlackBerry mail, again

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change over there

s/mohammed/mohammed bin mohammed/

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