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IT Pro confession: How I helped in the BIGGEST DDoS OF ALL TIME

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This sort of article is why I continue my readership of the Reg.

A very informative article.

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MI5 undercover spies: People are falsely claiming to be us

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Re: Quotes

You will never get on in these forums with an attitude like that.

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Reg man bested in geek-to-geek combat - in World War 3 nerve centre

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Groupon Deal

Why not bag yourself this Groupon deal http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/norwich and take a look.

Finally a groupon that isn't totally useless.

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Pyongyang Photoshop tomfoolery shows wet Norks, skirts blown up

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Re: Is it me?

Rightyho, - do you see all those hovercraft?

You do, excellent, now can you see the identical hovercraft?

You can, excellent, now can see you they are totally identical?

You can't?

Maybe you need to look at this "how to" - http://www.instructables.com/id/Clone-Yourself-Using-Adobe-Photoshop/

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Wealthy London NIMBYs grit teeth, welcome 'ugly' fibre cabinets

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Re: Cal me thick, but...

erm....mainly because when they go wrong you would have to lower an engineer into the subterranean box. This means they would need a certificate to work in confined spaces, the boxes would be prone to flooding and may also overheat.

Essentially, cost

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Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH with Summly buy

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Even though I am so very very jealous I am also happy that a Brit is triumphant!

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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I thought Fry liked pedantry

Lets not suck the vultures dick on this one, El Reg, is sometimes nasty mainly funny and occasionally informative (well the bits I read) It doesn't pretend to know anything about the arts and I have a feeling it wouldn't try to. Essentially if Fry wants to wade knee deep in the tears of fallen users then he has to be prepared for a dose of heavy weight pedantry.

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Stephen Fry explains… Alan Turing's amazing computer

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Re: @Chris W and @Dave 126

People hang off his every word as if his view is important, but it is no more important than my view on Tesco.

We all too easily seek some sort of authorisation from celebrity and it's killing the world slowly (maybe a tad over the top) but I am sure you get the gist. His view is no more or less important than mine, simply put I don't care for his social commentary on things he knows little about. He's what we in the IT industry call a user. And the day I take advice from one of them is the day I give my BOFH cup to a PFY.

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I have an issue with Fry

I love the bloke, and am enthused that he enjoys tech but he's just a bloody consumer. He doesn't work in a tech environment (judging by my companies PC of choice, neither do I)

But that is all he is, a consumer. He's no more an expert commentator on tech than I am on supermarket shopping. Although my Tesco poem is award winning. I say to combat this we all join an actors guild and muscle in on his turf.

What an arse!

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Apple: Our data centers are green. The other 98% of what we do ...

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Normally I am one of the first in line for a bit of Apple bashing (tech scrumping?)

But I totally salute this move, we work in the most polluting of industries so anything that can help is minimise the impact environmentally is a huge thumbs up.

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Victoria and Albert museum in narrow escape from Napalm Death

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At least let them play their masterpiece - You Suffer

At just less than a second I am sure it will be fine.

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Young model ruthlessly fingers upskirt iPad petshop pervert

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Re: Seriously? OK I'll bite

Obviously you're new here, so let me begin by greeting you "Borag Thungg, Earthlet"

You see, some of are not even human and quite possibly may already sell upskirts of our wives, not daughters though, as techies we hardly procreate as it's not the same as in the movies. Of course by movies I actually mean whichever tube we are watching. As for scumbags, we are hardly on par with Jabba the Hutt - speaking of Jabba, how's your momma?

Since the dawn of civilisation men have been trying to look at the lady garden - it's not big and it's not clever (no not your momma, actually that's factually incorrect) and is defiantly a bit creepy (yes, your momma again) Essentially the way in which you express your opinion is the same as trying to take a creep shot with an ipad. Retarded, but fun to take the piss out of (again - your momma ) - except the piss part LOL

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Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

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Oh you lemon tea nay-sayers

It's simply the only drink that is toxic enough to taste the same no matter what drinking vessel you choose.

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This is my kind of geocaching!

WIFE! bring me my boots, my hat and a thermos of lemon tea.

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Syrian hacktivists hijack BBC Weather feed

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At least when in the hands of the miscreants the weather forecast is more accurate.

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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

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Coffee/keyboard

Go on give us a Google wave. Oh, sorry.

Funniest caption this year (so far)

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That Osbo bloke - he's on your Twitters. 'What a c**k'

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helping those who want to work hard

What a stupid twat - sorry twatter. sorry tweet!

No one wants to work hard, we all want to do as little as possible for as much money as we can, Hell that's why I got into I.T.

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Is UK web speech regulated? No.10: Er. We’ll get back to you

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Re: @Chris Rowland

"Given a choice between the government and the press I'd trust the government's honesty and integrity more than the press"

If it wasn't for the press we wouldn't know what a bunch of lying cheating scummers those MP types are.

Or has everyone forgotten the expenses scandal? The speeding points saga? Jeffrey Archer?

Not all people in the press are guttersnipes, yes there are some upskirt paps, and some phone bug ne'er-do-wells but there are also some highly skilled and highly trained individuals that in some circumstances put their life on the line just so that you know what is going on in the world. A choice between the government or the press, no contest the press wins, whilst they may have a small collections of naughty types they don't have as many as the government.

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Re: What about forums on news related web sites?

OK - so some moderated forum comments may or may not be subject to this regulation, as it would depend on what legal definition could be argued by a lawyer. OK, I am fine with that loose definition, as I don't usually post too many insulting swipes.

However, in the past I may of posted some things that were not true and may deeply offend people (Murdoch, I'm thinking of you, you bloody weasel) Would the regulation be in force for the past comments or is everything before just fine as long as you don't do it again?

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Build a BONKERS gaming PC

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Dear Santa,

I have been mainly good this year, and I don't envisage been bad for the remainder of the year. What I really really want, apart from seeing Lohan achieve it's goal is a PC like what has been described in the article.

I realise my mummy might not be able to afford all the parts I need, so if you could help her out then that would be wonderful.

Merry Xmas

Ukgnome

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LOHAN hooks up with top-flight rocketeer

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Shackleton

Can we give him a cool rocketeer name? I'm thinking "High Seat" as his call sign!

*you do all use cool names don't you?

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BOFH: My HELPDESK HELL - lies, phones lines and statistics

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Ha ha ha - When I worked on a helpdesk, almost a thousand years ago we used an aspect phone system. Simply by dialling a number and hanging up I was placed at the back of the queue for available agents.

This helped maintain my call statistics for over a year. What I found more surprising is that the fellow drones had not worked this out. But then again, they were typical helpdeskers without a hint of BOFH about them.

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SimCity 4

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The only thing I want to see is....

A UK mode, where traffic drives on the correct side and the population are more tolerant.

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Ten pi-fect projects for your new Raspberry Pi

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Pi-BX looks like a great little project.

My only obstacles to little projects are wife based.

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eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money

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I thought they dropped the B in eBay to just ebay - or is that just their logo?

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Curiosity succeeds – Mars was wet enough for life!

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Re: @tankboy - without us it would of crashed dear boy

Qinetiq, a tech company based in Hampshire, built the transceiver which transmits for the Mars Express the signals from the MSI through entry, descent and landing on the planet were sent via UK tech.

The high performance imaging sensors installed in Curiosity’s Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin) and Chemistry & Camera instrument (CheCam) were designed and built by Chelmsford-based technology company e2v

And not forgetting our scientists

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What next for the plucky nuke droid?

Yup, it has found wet sand, it has scoops.

Ladies, Martians and gentlemen - welcome to the 1st official Mars sandcastle contest.

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HEAVILY ARMED SEX CRAZED DOLPHINS on RAMPAGE in Black Sea

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Damn

I think I'll give the beach a miss then

<----prepare for boarding indeed!

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Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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Great article

I never had a speccy, but it was always obvious to me that they had style and marketing speak over their competitors. Hmm reminds me of a fruit based firm.

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Marvel: 'Come and get 'em! 700 first-issue comics! FREE!'

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Re: Torrents?

Not all Torrents are evil, if a company held an event like this again, then this could be an excellent delivery method. By legitimising torrents we could revolutionise media delivery or summink

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MakerBot demos 3D object scanner that fits on your desk

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Got a really big garden (and really poor taste)? MakerBot has your answer

Hey, why you having a dig at gnomes!

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LOHAN seeks rocketeer for explosive relationship

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Damn

If only it was fertiliser and sugar pipe bombs, then I'd be your man! Although i only have level one in stupidity.

**Dear anti terrorist plods - this is a joke, observe the joke icon. I do not, nor ever have built a pipe bomb. The reason that I am making this clear is because I know someone who posted something similar and was awoken from his slumber by a group of tooled up bobbies.

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Photoshop fakery exposed by fake Photoshop tool

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Re: @BorkedAgain

lol - gotta love auto correct!

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Body dimorphism is a real problem and anything that can be done to highlight that we all have flaws is a winner.

Even better that it uses technology. Lets hope that the right people see this, otherwise this will just be a piss taking exercise.

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'Million-strong' zombie army devours Raspberry Pi's crunchy base

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Re: @nuke- Open Letter

I don't have that assumption, but not many people amass a million strong zombie hoard just to piss off a charity. It's a soft target and there is nothing to gain.

I forget the rates, but isn't a 100 computers something like $10 so for a million it would be $10000 although you would probably get a discount. Even if it was $1 it would still be an expensive waste of time. The only way this makes sense is if this was a demonstration of power. And even then, that only makes sense if you are a feckless twazzock botty lord!

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Open Letter

Just what kind of feckless twazzock launches a DDOS on a registered charity? Especially a tech charity, unless the botty lord (presumably that's what you call the controller) is scared of future kids out scripting them.

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Dear feckless twazzocks,

There are a multitude of web ne'er-do-wells that deserve a jolly good spanking with a DDOS, but the pi foundation isn't one of them. Can I suggest that you take heed that bigger boys won't think you are big or clever.

Now feck off the interwebs!

UKgnome and friends!

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LIVE BLOG: Facebook News Feed revamp press conference

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Facebook News Feed revamp press conference?

Bitches! eat this news feed

*fixed it for you.

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'Mainframe blowout' knackered millions of RBS, NatWest accounts

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It does seem odd that the auxiliary systems didn't take the load whilst the primary was out of action.

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DWP denies major IT problems with One Dole To Rule Them All system

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Same old bucket of sh1t

When has an IT project ever gone right for the government? Too many people sitting on their elbows trying to decide the next cock up.

<--------Icon, because the government don't know either.

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BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

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Am I the only one that read that article humming "who killed bambi"

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Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa

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infuse not mash!

Tea needs to be a golden honey colour - none of this bag mashing malarkey. Then you may add whatever other things you need.

If you must put milk in it then only full fat milk will do. I simply don't want to hear about green or red top milk. If it doesn't have a silver top then it's not milk. (or blue top for you supermarket buyers)

And by Jove, only silver spoon granulated sugar if you require sweetness.

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Gone in 30 minutes: Chinese tweets purged by army of censors

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Apparently censorship tweets are censored in china.

<---ironic icon as this aint no joke

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RBS and NatWest FAIL downs services across UK

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Oh dear

Who's been patching live systems (again) tsk

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PC World ordered to rip up promo for next-day repair promise

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Normally I wouldn't defend PC world

But a lot of issues arise with extended warranties when the customer doesn't bother reading the documentation.

They then feel aggrieved when some spotty call centre slave points out some key points.

Having said that, the plain English campaign should get involved with all warranty and T&C documentation to make them easier for the hard of thinking.

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Honk if the car in front is connected

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How long before cars have their own social network? And what would it be called?

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Others that are missing but not forgotten

Rampage

Burger Time

Bomber Jack ? (I think)

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So many that could\should be on the list.

Where is Gorf? "alert alert enemy invaders..."

Why isn't out run mentioned? Or pole position for that matter.

Sad to see no ghost and goblins.

And what of Tron?

Ahh so much wasted youth, oh the folly

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Re: This is an outrage

Totally agree, the hydraulic cabinet was way ahead of it's time.

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UK injects £88m into Euro bid to build Hubble-thrashing 'scope

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£88m

Isn't it nice that we are all in it together.

I'm sure that money would only be wasted otherwise.

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Apple: OK, we tracked your every move... but let's call it a caching bug, m'kay?

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I wouldn't normally post this, but....

I am starting to feel sorry for Judge Lucy Koh.

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