* Posts by scoot76

66 posts • joined 16 Nov 2011

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

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Impossible

Even most human brains have trouble detecting sarcasm.

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Cameras for hacks: Idiot-proof suggestions invited

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Happy

Classic Camera

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-Fisher-Price-Pocket-Camera-464-A-Trip-to-the-Zoo-/281327543886

Pros: Easy to use, waterproof, stylish, lots of fun.

Cons: Low resolution, Useless unless reporting on a zoo.

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Trojan-laden FileZilla clone slurps data, sends it to the UNKNOWN

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Re: So why is it smaller?

They took out the updating code I would presume.

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Two million TERRIBLE PASSWORDS stolen by malware attackers

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Re: Just because 12345 is the combination for your luggage

So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

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'BLING BLING, BLING BLING' 'Hello, yes, my iPhone is made of GOLD'

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To be fair you can't polish a turd

However you can roll it in glitter...

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Microsoft SkyDrive, Outlook stricken by cloud outage

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Windows

I don't mind when the cloud is down, makes it a nice sunny day

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Obama cancels meeting Putin in Russia, says Snowden 'a factor'

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whoa whoa

stop hating obama

he won the nobel peace prize in 2009 for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples"

he has brought so much peace (not killing people with drones...) to the world it fills my heart with joy

/sarcasm

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Got a couple spare million? Grab an original Monet on Amazon

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Greed

I like art, it can inspire and invoke emotion and thought.

Why would you want to take it and keep it for yourself? Guessing that wasn't what the artist had in mind when painting it...

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Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

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ok

It's a racist, bigoted pile of stinking gutter snipe journalism that's so up on it's own high horse, the horse has been replaced by a giraffe that just took a shit which proceeded to turn into tomorrows edition.

That's my opinion anyway.

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Wikipedians say no to Jimmy's 'buggy' WYSIWYG editor

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Meh

WYSIWYG

I thought that was a kids tv show from my youth?

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UK the 'number 1 target' of online gangsters in 25 countries - e-crime report

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Big Brother

Re: Keith Vaz

Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me Vaz

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First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

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You really think that's the meat you think it is anyway?

think again.

You say cow I say horse...

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Hankering for a Nobel Prize? EAT MORE CHOCOLATE

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Holmes

Did you know that?

There's a correlation between shark attacks and ice cream sales.

Did they take into account cocoa content and composition as well? Chocolate in one country is not the same as another.

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Put the 3 Rs back in British Education: Infographics, Nextification, Chemicals

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Shoreditch

it has ditch in it's name, what more can I say?

Infographics - for wankers that have no grasp or concept not only of numbers but how those numbers can be used to tell whatever you want them to.

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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I wonder

Just what does the NSA thinks or indeed Snowden actually has?

He obviously had full access to all files and they could have played this very different by claiming he was a spy and doing a swap with Russia or China as they have done before.

I also note that it was reported that he has 1000's of documents.

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Oh please, PLEASE bring back Xbox One's hated DRM - say Xbox loyalists

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Disks

They are probably going to phase out disks anyway or make them more expensive than downloads

By giving back ability to share disks they took away ability to trade/sell downloaded games

DRM sucks but if this is the outcome would you not want at least some ability to trade/sell your games?

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Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code

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Big Brother

Re: Just One Thing

I'm not American but if I was I would class him as a patriot. (I'm British I don't use such terminology)

However telling the Chinese that America is monitoring their citizens could be construed by some simple minded folk as traitorous. If you were to ask why then look no further than the perpetual state of fear of "the enemy" whoever that might be at the time.

Though I am getting a bit annoyed at "the snowden show", which begs the question why focus on the person and not the reason, I do get the feeling that the mainstream press do this all the time.

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State of fear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares

Interesting take on it.

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Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

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FAIL

Ecuadorian tourism site

What's next? take down the online Galápagos boat timetables

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ULTRASONIC BOLLOCK BLASTERS help Hawkmoth battle The Bat

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Re: Nutsong

add pan pipes and your onto a winner, ambient mothball vol.1

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Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

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Non-story

apparently refueling, surprised it couldn't hold enough fuel to get from Austria to Bolivia though

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looks like it's landing again...

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/fab-001

had it on in background for a chuckle, dropped from 32000 to 2800 and falling...

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Re: What have we learnt this week that we didn't already know or suspect?

indeed, I'm sure they had the same attitude in Egypt didn't turn out too well there, twice...

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Facepalm

What have we learnt this week that we didn't already know or suspect?

nothing

it just grates when the proof comes out and not one country is willing to do anything or say anything (truthful) about it.

Snowden will get his asylum I think, unless America really control it's citizens that much that there wouldn't be uproar when they try to try him? especially after they broke their own 4th amendment on their own people.

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Think you're streaming Superman? Think again, punk

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Coat

Man of Steal?

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Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits

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thumbs down?

can anyone on this website cook?

just curious?

Ubuntu, whilst a toy for most, is wank, there, I said it, please feel free to disagree

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mint is the most rubbish spice ever invented, in case you don't know it will cool down curries

why would anyone want to do such an abominable action?

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PRISM leaker strands hacks on booze-free flight

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Re: Snowden staying away from microphones

ofc and he won't be made to be one either....

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Bank details - PAH! Phishers want your FACEBOOK password

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Happy

Struggling

message your mother saying you are addicted to crack and a secret gay

message your ex claiming to have aids

message a friend admitting you watch big brother

post a status proclaiming your love of nickelback and a photoshopped image of account holder with the lead singer

I would be mortified if anyone proclaimed I loved nickelback, also is "addicted to crack and a secret gay" not a contradiction?

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North and South Korea hit by cyber-blitz on Korean War anniversary

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unidentified

Anonymouse you mean?

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Snowden: 'Hey, Assange, any more room on Ecuador's sofa?'

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Re: Be afraid- Be very afraid.... 'We only need your info to catch Terrorists'

Free Nelson Mandela (though this is based on what year it is)

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Facepalm

More interesting points

as with arseange why make it about the whistleblower as opposed the blown whistle?

I quote,

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has confirmed.

When did Russian presidents make statements about individual extradition requests?

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Re: Fun

You make some very good points.

Why not create a political party? Why not run for office.

I would love to, however the press is already best buddies with the political elite so regardless of the manifesto I would be written off as a racist or an Antisocialists loon, futurama puts it best with Jack Johnson and John Jackson, one of the few nuggets in the media that actually point out the obvious.

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US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

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Coat

Maybe

he's a mum? mum's go to iceland

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Big Brother

past tense

has anyone else noticed the use of past tense in the media?

His leaks revealed that US agencies had systematically gathered vast amounts of phone and web data. (had)

Mr Snowden has also alleged that US intelligence had been hacking into Chinese computer networks. (had again)

GCHQ tapped fibre-optic cables for data, says newspaper (tapped is again past tense for the headline)

So glad they have now stopped, can take my tin foil hat off.....

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'The Decider' quits Twitter to become White House deputy CTO

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Pint

Re: @Article subtitle

I would say it should read

Nicole Wong to right wrongs on rights wrongs?

I also sell seashells at the seashore and have been known to chuck wood...

Beer because it nearly that time

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Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!

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Alien

interestings

thanks for one of the most informative article comment posts ever

my take on this, is that the more you add, i.e. complicate a system then the more it can fuck up

maybe this could be the future (it's probably patented by apple to be fair)

Why not simplify it all to make it foolproof "going forward"?

What are nuclear plants anyway? tumbleweed???

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NSA whistleblower to tech firms, Obama: 'Grow a pair!'

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Happy

Re: Why do you think open source is any better?

Well if the NSA want to see me sat here wearing my tinfoil hat in my y-fronts,vest, smoking jacket and bubble pipe eating scotch eggs whilst looking at pi porn (projects and idea for the raspberry) then they can do so

Seriously though, I'm pretty sure if they were using your microphone and camera that somebody and I have thought about doing this myself for fun, would have picked it up with packet inspection in the same way a certain android feature got caught out... a la Carrier IQ...

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Big Brother

Why do you think open source is any better?

Lets look at the model that is the internet

device with software/os > company providing software, service or connection to said internet

Do you think google or any of the other companies don't record your information because your using open source? like it's some kind of magical invisibility cloak.

Don't get me wrong I like open source but to even suggest that is naive in the extreme.

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NSA PRISM snoop-gate: Won't someone think of the children, wails Apple

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It's just another form of racism

Someones been watching brass eye I see...

I would love to see chris morris take on this one though a better quote imo would be

Bollocks, I'm a liability! I am the Invisible Jihadi! They seek him here, they seek him there, but here's not there, he's blowing up your slag sister!

Invisible? Right. Like the time you got on the local news for baking a Twin Towers cake and leaving it at the synagogue on 9/11?

That is part of the plan! Hide in plain sight, you mug!

To be fair though, we can debate the whats, the whys, the who, the wherefores etc... No point, they have the keys to the kingdom now (and have had for a long time)

My question would be, what are they going to do with it?

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You've seen the Large Hadron Collider. Now comes the HUGE Hadron Collider

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Joke

Re: That's what they're *telling us* they're building

What? are they building a Jodie Foster?

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UN to call for 'pre-emptive' ban on soulless robot bomber assassins

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Pint

Australia?

would boomerangs be classed as reusable drones?

I can see it now, "The boomerang wars", Australia conquers the planet in a fosters fueled attack that caught everyone by surprise...

I for one would welcome our Australian overlords, however the fosters is another matter

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/28/australia-best-place-live-work

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Coat

The kettle, It's only got one bell...

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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hd

absurd, don't you know that on council estates due to millions each get in benefits a week according to the condems that they all have hd tellies?

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Every SECOND there are EIGHT more Seagate drives in the world

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Joke

Re: And......the number of seconds til mean-time-of-failure....?

I think the issue was static head slap

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Happy

You know your a sci-fi geek

When you spent the time read all the comments on an article like this.

Personal opinions

Silent Running - Awful, slow and without real merit, robots were cool though, happy they got further work in red dwarf.

Bicentennial man - amazing film, two hours but you don't realize it till after watching, asimov classic though there are many others

They Live - bubblegum brilliance

Phillip K Dick - scanner darkly, classic, I remember the original 1978 amazing lord of the rings cartoon with the same rotoscopic animation

enjoyed reading through posts and look forward to watching some of the films mentioned I haven't seen though that would only be a few

Has flash gordon been mentioned?

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Woman nails 'cheating boyf' on Russian 'Street View'

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Paris Hilton

Squint

It's a little known fact that if you squint your eyes a just the right distance apart the faces become unblurred

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Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language

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Coat

A snake in the grass?

Someone should patent patenting

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Tennessee bloke quits job over satanic wage slip

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Facepalm

667

beware 667, the neighbor of the beast

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Now UK must look out for crappy SPACE weather - engineers

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Facepalm

Tin foil hats

they block solar radiation, why not cover everything in tin foil?

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