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TrueCrypt audit: Probe's nearly all the way in ... no backdoor hit yet

emmanuel goldstein

if there are "backdoors" to be discovered, I would expect to find them in the cryptographic code. since this has yet to be audited, it's too early to declare that truecrypt is kosher.

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Ancient Earth asteroid strike that dwarfed dinosaur killer still felt today

emmanuel goldstein

Re: @Tom 7

around teatime...

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Mt Gox staff tried to warn CEO of Bitcoin loss risks – reports

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not surprised

i sold 2000 or so bitcoins through gox between Feb and June 2012. the trading itself was kushti but there were some nerve-shredding delays when it came to wiring GBP back to the UK. it always turned up in the end but I remember on at least two occasions the delays and lack of explanation lead me to believe my money had gone missing.

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

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Re: I've just...

some envelopes don't even need to be steamed. they used to slide a thin, split sliver of wood in through the top gap (where there's no adhesive), roll up the paper, extract. it can be put back into the envelope by reversing the process.

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Candy Crush King sees IPO go sour as stock price heads south

emmanuel goldstein

this is symptomatic...

global equity markets have entirely decoupled from underlying economic fundamentals. as the indices are pumped to new records by the magic of QE, it is hardly surprising to find vapour-punting IPOs taking advantage of the new environment. it will all end very, very badly.

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EXPOSED: bizarre quantum sibling LOVE TRIANGLE

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it's many worlds, innit

the moment of entanglement is the branch point - one for each quantum outcome. the randomly selected experiment determines which branch is observed. the entangled entities don't need to communicate with each other.

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MtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429 MILLION Bitcoin 'theft'

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Ironic

get your facts right. silk road specifically prohibited the sale of services/items designed to harm other people.

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'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

emmanuel goldstein

only 15 tonnes of TNT? I find that hard to believe for 400kg @ 60,000 mph

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Qatar whips covers off giant footballing vagina

emmanuel goldstein

is it going to refuse entry every 28 days?

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Falkland Islands almost BLITZED from space by plunging European ion-rocket craft

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Italian and spacecraft don't play well

now that it's a heap of smouldering ash, maybe it should be referred to as a "Tesla among spacecraft"

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Snowden: Hey fellow NSA worker, mind if I copy your PASSWORD?

emmanuel goldstein

Re: @ Roo. You mean Obama don't you.

you're really not getting it. let me break it down for you: THERE IS NO ANONYMOUS

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Does Apple make you puke? Take this iOS 7.0.3 update with your tablets

emmanuel goldstein

Re: @ eSeM - Another bug fix ....

"You're kidding, right?

I'm, have it known, not an Apple fan. Not at all. But that doesn't stop me from applauding a company for listening to customer complaints and doing something about it.

How can that be wrong?

They were a lot faster than Microsoft, who took quite a while to give people their start button back when the complaints about Modern/ Metro/ THD* started rolling in.

And Canonical doesn't listen to their customers at all, as it seems. Lucky for me, as I happen to like Unity, but a bother to a lot of other users who left and got all Minty and such. But then, they don't ask for your money, so let's cut some slack there and just get something else if you don't like it.

So, dissing Apple for fixes and changes that users want? No, no and no. You should praise them for it!

And that's from an almost fanatic non-fanboi."

i think you should write a musical about it

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You like iPads, you like things called 'Air'. You will LOVE this puppy

emmanuel goldstein

Whither goest thou, Apple in thy shiny car in the night?

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Hypersonic MEGA METEOR pulled from lake, then Russians drop it

emmanuel goldstein

stroll on

the Russian loony man has only 200 social media followers. this is how an advanced alien entity communicates to humanity?

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Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Powerful hallucinogen?

THC is a very potent molecule. I think that is what was meant. Have a few vaporizer hits of white rhino and you'll get the picture.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Supermarkets? Seriously?

i generally take well under 30 minutes to knock mine out when I sit down in front of the computer.

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Boeing zaps PCs using CHAMP missile microwave attacks

emmanuel goldstein

Re: No one here remembers TEMPEST then?

"Or, alternatively, use valves (vacuum tubes) not semiconductors. Like everyone was astounded to find in that Russian fighter whose name I forget."

that reminded me of the astronaut showing his soviet counterpart one of the special ballpoint pens NASA developed, at huge expense, that worked in zero-g. when the cosmonaut looked unimpressed, the american asked how they had solved the problem. "we use a pencil".

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Why is solid-state storage so flimsy?

emmanuel goldstein

Re: A few points

does anyone ever read below the faded out bit on these long posts?

no offence meant either, i'm just curious.

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Winston Churchill's personal papers digitised, available online

emmanuel goldstein

"WINSTON CHURCHILL'S PERSONAL PAPERS"

i immediately thought "rizla".

glad it's friday

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Copper-obsessed BT means UK misses out on ultrafast fibre gold

emmanuel goldstein

In theory the Cu might be worth the same in the ground as a replacement. What about once you have paid someone to dig it up, make good, transport it, traded it to a metal dealer, etc. etc?

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Boffins build program to HUNT DOWN CO2 polluters where they LIVE

emmanuel goldstein
Big Brother

Thanks boffins

bossy surveillance. just what this world needs more of.

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Google cash brings all the cold TV leftovers you can eat to YouTube

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Piracy

i think it's worth thinking about piracy more deeply. it is wrong to steal work, especially great (and expensive to produce) work like the two shows mentioned. but what if stealing content actually leads to, or encourages a deepening engagement with the media (tv, games etc). i've noticed amongst my friends, the ones who are the most active downloaders of illegal content are at the same time, by far the biggest buyers of legal content. after all, if the illegally downloaded movie or game was never going to be purchased in the first place, the downloader is not depriving the producer of anything, but may well spur them to go and buy something related.

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Quantum computer boffin 'had to sit down' on getting Nobel Prize call

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Author wont be winning a nobel prize for grammar

That'll be "won't"

Tsk. Tsk.

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Joke

Quantum computer Boffin 'had to sit down"

Is that because his wave function collapsed?

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O2 flogs logs of mobe locations to anyone with a wallet

emmanuel goldstein
Big Brother

Re: I gave up carrying my mobile last year and just leave it in the house

good work.

precisely because of this kind of bullshit snooping i gave up my mobile completely 3 months ago. it does take some heavy-duty adjusting to, but is very liberating.

fuck you, orange.

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Assange chums must cough up £93,500 bail over embassy lurk

emmanuel goldstein

Re: "which is recognised legally as Ecuadorian territory"

@Shades: Upvoted you for upvoting the upvoter of the incomprehensibly downvoted post.

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Oregon farmer devoured by own hogs

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he did what he set out to do

The remains of Vietnam vet Terry Vance Garner were discovered at his farm outside Bandon "several hours after he went to feed his animals"

mission accomplished then, Terry.

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Salt marshes will suck CO2 from air faster and faster as seas rise

emmanuel goldstein

Re: @AC 08:06

this could be the shot-in-the-arm that JJB needs

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Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

emmanuel goldstein
FAIL

Re: Picture 6, the man in the hole.

fuck "health and safety"

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I spy: Drug drops and foxy couples

emmanuel goldstein
Headmaster

even worse....

the "totally-static-in-the-view" telescopic rifle sight crosshairs. and they zoom too!

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Glaswegian scientists snap entangled particles

emmanuel goldstein

OR...

if the many worlds interpretation is valid and when particles are entangled, all possible pair state permutations will exist, but in separate universe branches. henceforth, when the state of one of the entangled pair is measured and the appropriate correlated value is found to exist in the other, the observer is in fact discovering which of these universes he/she is in. no faster than light propagating required.

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LOHAN's fantastical flying truss sprouts tail

emmanuel goldstein

truss construction

what excites me most about LOHAN is the 3D printing. why not use this extremely cool tech to print the truss and other bits as a single object?

i know LOHAN has weight issues and you can't print carbon fibre, but it might allow a clever design that uses less material and could not be produced using conventional fabrication methods.

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Experts stroke beards over LOHAN's vacuity

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Go

Got to be done...

LOHAN *must* feature a burst diaphragm, if only for comedic reasons.

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Cockfighting Reg hack cursed with cancer

emmanuel goldstein

remember Bonsai Kitten?

i think it is still mirrored at ding.net/bonsaikitten

most amusing, if you have a sense of humour.

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Review: Samsung Chromebox

emmanuel goldstein

kind of get where they are coming from

ubiquitous wireless internet is not far off.

won't be rushing to buy on the strength of the review, however. I don't understand why this thing exists.

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Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

emmanuel goldstein

Re: The employee was from Iran...

lol - you are quite right. nothing worse than a pedant who gets it wrong!

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emmanuel goldstein

Re: The employee was from Iran...

they were speaking Farsi. pedantic, I know but it's a bit like saying someone conversing in Hebrew is speaking Jewish.

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Torvalds splits 2012 Millennium Technology Prize with gene scientist

emmanuel goldstein

'fin marvelous

and I think his contribution to human culture will only be reappraised upwards with the passage of time.

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Complex cyberwar tool 'Flame' found ALL OVER Middle East

emmanuel goldstein

Re: countries like Iran and Israel???

mate, I wouldn't even bother. he is just another ignorant troll.

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Judge: Big Five ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Tor.

aggreed. but I think we are talking about using tor to collect the torrent file from tpb website, not making the subsequent download via tor.

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LOHAN enjoys a silicone lightbulb moment

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Let me be the first to point out…

it does, in fact, blow.

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emmanuel goldstein
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seal the deal

i like your ingenious use of silicone (inspired by the real LOHAN?) but wonder if a simple latex ring seal (as in the original diagram) would not have worked. in my mind's eye the lid is pulled down sufficiently tightly to prevent slippage, especially if it is made out of non-slippery rubber/latex and was wide and flat.

right, i'm going to stop thinking about LOHAN's ring now and get back to work.

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Nvidia shows off first 'Kepler' GPUs

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Please can we have more die shots in future on el reg

they're cool.

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Los Alamos fires BLOODY BIG MAGNET

emmanuel goldstein
Paris Hilton

Re: The real fun comes...

luckily they have all those empty capacitors handy.

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Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop

emmanuel goldstein

Re: That's a pricey box...

yes, a lot cooler than your new iPad

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6,000 sign e-petition to put Turing on £10 note

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Coat

what a about a nine bob note?

sorry alan.

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Well, burn my atomic-clock-powered new human renaissance platform

emmanuel goldstein

tinsel tits / evan davies

shurely shome mishtake - it's *twinkle* tits. on account of the impressive piercings he sports in the old papilla mammaria, er, area.

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Duqu spawned by 'well-funded team of competent coders'

emmanuel goldstein

duqu

stuxnet delayed iran's nuclear weapons program long enough for duqu to be deployed. stuxnet was the warm-up act. duqu will be the main show. duqu will fuck with their systems ONCE THEY HAVE A VIABLE NUCLEAR DEVICE. beautiful.

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