* Posts by scoot76

110 posts • joined 16 Nov 2011

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Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

scoot76

Re: 30% chance of failure?

@Ian Bush

Nice Spinal Tap ref or not...

Out of interest did anyone else (I did) find those boots tapes better for data?

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Eurovision Song Contest uncorks 1975 vote shocker: No 'Nul point'!

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Re: Somehow

@Steve Davies 3

It's not a waste of money, I found a new love for Poland through Donatan & Cleo, take our jobs but bring us milk please.

Disclaimer: For the avoidance of doubt the above comment contains heavy sarcasm, it's like normal sarcasm but it contains osmium.

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

scoot76

Tax laws should be written on one piece of paper with no get out clauses. Make it so IP can't be charged between the same company or limit it to a small % of revenue.

However they aren't because whilst us peons pay our taxes there are those that lobby government or are in fact in government that believe taxes are beneath them.

This will never change and only comes to light during times of austerity when people start asking questions of where is all the money.

Also does anyone actually believe that this tax avoidance is limited to US multinationals? It's obvious to me that if there is a loophole then everyone that can, will use it.

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Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander

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Coat

I suppose this sort of thing must be a strain on the authorities...

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We know this isn't about PRISM, Matt Warman MP. But do you?

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@gordon10

I'm of the understanding and by quoting the MP that there is no judicial review for the IPB, it's all an undertaking by the home secretary, that's what I find quite puzzling by his comment.

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scoot76

In fact, what it would do is to make serious democratic and judicial oversight, which many argue Prism lacked, a key component of British law. That would be progress that everybody should welcome.

If I understand this correctly and maybe I don't but is the IPB not a way for the government to avoid the judiciary?

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Day 2: Millions of HSBC customers still locked out of online banking

scoot76

Re: HSBC =

Horrendously Shit Banking Computers.

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BBC News website takes New Year's Eve break

scoot76

Can I be the first to blame North Korea?

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What did we learn today? Microsoft has patented the slider bar

scoot76

Can you patent the volume control from a stereo just because it's digitally represented?

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Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

scoot76
Pint

Very sad, he's leaves a great legacy.

I raise a glass to the man responsible for the OS that allows my server do everything I could imagine and much much more.

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Oklahoma bloke cuffed for Chrimbo caprine coupling

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Coat

It's people like this that really get my goat.

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UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

scoot76

Re: Whats the problem

I believe the problem is not that you can turn it off but the explicit action by the user to confirm they want to view content.

This leads to the following assumptions,

The user is now in a database that confirms they view pornography.

If the user has children that use their internet connection this could be used as a failing in the duty of care by allowing access to unsuitable material.

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How to log into any backdoored Juniper firewall – hard-coded password published

scoot76

Maybe I'm being stupid here but what terrorists use juniper firewalls and why does the NSA need access to the data?

I'm beginning to think more and more that the "axis of evil" are not the enemy anymore.

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

scoot76

People will just start urinating on the floor instead of the walls.

About as useless as a Shoreditch IoT startup.

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Name that HPE boozer: Last orders please

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The cock inn

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HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

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The Accountants Woe.

The Dells Bottom.

The Whitmans Retreat.

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Connected smart cars are easily trackable, warns infosec bod

scoot76

I just found out grass is green and the sky is blue.

Can I be a journalist?

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

scoot76

I really enjoyed this episode (only just watched it) which for this series so far (bar a few) is a real treat however the one very small gripe I have is why use the terminology hard drive, maybe I'm being picky but "storage array" or "storage device" would have been much better and future proof.

Then again magnesium > beryllium so who am I to judge.

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Australian cops rush to stop 2AM murder of … a spider

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Coat

Re: IT angle?

Because it's on the web.

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Doctor Who's The Zygon Invasion shape-shifts Clara and brings yet more hybrids

scoot76

I was just about to say the same, when did rita ora join doctor who? I'm confused

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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Re: So what?

You sir get one of my very few downvotes and I'm talking single figures over the 15 years I have been using this site, though I only started commentarding recently to be fair as I actually enjoyed reading the the opinions and thoughts of others who are usually quite like minded which is probably down to a shared age and experience. Kiddies?

I'm not going to make any of the many well put points already done however I will say this, the moment the press is owned by the government (which is pretty close as it is) then you can kiss all your freedoms goodbye.

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TalkTalk attack: Lad, 15, cuffed by UK cyber-cops

scoot76

I call bullshit.

Sorry but If you're going to grab a lot of data you don't shit in your own back yard (i.e. ISP I.P. address)

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Doctor Who's The Girl Who Died ships in nasty Vikings floating atop a time-bending tidal wave

scoot76

I'm guessing I'm the only one who spotted the pocket watch necklace on vicky the viking?

Lots more I could say about this episode however I'm going to leave that as it's a 2000 year old joke.

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Testing CarPlay with Apple’s most expensive ever accessory

scoot76

Re: in the search of a problem to solve

I agree wholeheartedly, the volume should always and I mean always be a knob it's basic common sense, I know where it is and while driving I can either adjust the knob without looking or use the controls on my steering wheel which are placed intuitively. If it's touch then I have to have the hand eye co-ordination of a professional archer whereas with a knob I can just fumble without taking my eye's off the road. Sat-nav yes, touch away, I'm only going to use it when the car is stationary to set a location though it's a sad state of affairs these days as the only sat-nav I used to need was pubs any location any street you could just tell someone take the third left after the crown etc...

You are also right that there is absolutely no need other than bluetooth for calls that I need my phone to connect, I've got a pioneer head unit that has a microphone on my visor, If someone is texting me it's not exactly going to be urgent so I really don't think I need my stereo to read it out to me mid-drive and I'm not going to be messing about trying to play music from it (my head unit has an sd card slot anyway for music)

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Bezos' BAN-HAMMER batters Chromecast, Apple TV

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Re: Re:

All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?

Fair point on some of them though I had prime for a year and never used it, I did try but alas there was nothing of interest though that was a year ago.

Where can you get Ulysses 31? Also dungeons and dragons?

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Devious Davros, tricksy Missy and Dalek Clara delight in The Witch's Familiar

scoot76

I actually enjoyed this episode right up until the end after last week's pile of garbage, why of why did they have to do that with the sonic sunglasses? they had a good thing going, tense and very well written exchange with Davros, the switch to turn it on the daleks then the plot twist to understand why daleks know the word mercy. I also quite liked missy in the episode.

What are we going to get next I wonder? A "Digital" episode done in some kind of third person shooter style from the viewpoint of his google glasses.

I understand they are trying to appeal to the "yoof" of today and I understand they are going to try and nick the simple folk that watch x-factor but imho they are just going to kill the show. Could it be because of the funding being part american? I honestly don't know what they get for that or if it includes creative input, BBCA = BBC + AMC in case anyone is wondering. Let's be honest Dalek's in Manhatten was pure American shite. No offense to Americans it's was just rubbish compared to a lot of other TV I've seen created over there.

I will continue to watch as I'm a fan of the original and lots of the recent series however if this becomes a regular occurrence then I'll just switch off as there are only so many times I can tell my TV to f*ck off.

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KARMA POLICE: GCHQ spooks spied on every web user ever

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Big Brother

Re: Meanwhile, back in the real world....

Exactly and that's the point I was making. Just because you read something doesn't make you allied to that perspective.

So anyone that says I'm not a crim I have nothing to hide is a complete and utter idiot.

I'm fully aware I shouldn't answer these idiots but to be honest I think that I should share my view and if people want to rip it up then I will read and maybe change it. That's the beauty of being a thinking intelligent person, it's a shame it alludes a lot of people.

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Joke

Re: Meanwhile, back in the real world....

An extremist would ally themselves with one viewpoint disregarding any argument offered by the opposing side. This is basic human nature to question everything or am I alone in thinking this?

Yes I'm with comrade corbyn, shoot me now.

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scoot76

Re: Meanwhile, back in the real world....

Let's end this unless you are a crim you have nothing to hide debate.

I'm not a crim and I actually have nothing to hide, however I'm a curious person I like to look at a wide range of sources to understand the news and anything else that takes my interest, this includes using things like Kali to test my home network setup and also researching vulnerabilities to see if I can check them off my lists of what my machines are vulnerable to.

So in your case I should be fine? However I'm not, I'm sure that some of the news topics I've researched would border on extremist, am I an extremist, of course not, would I ever be an extremist of any political viewpoint, definitely not however I like to see all sides of an argument before I make an informed opinion (and that's not taking wikipedia as my main source). This of course flags me up, I know this. Take my vulnerability research, that probably flags me up even more, would I ever write a program to use this? No. Do I find it funny that a hatstand of vulns recently failed in the fact they probably used strcpy() without any verification, Yes because it's buffer overflow in it's most basic of uses.

So in retrospect I'm a curious person who likes to learn and read information however my government is going to pigeonhole me as a terrorist hacker even though my beliefs are so far from that it's shocking.

And you say if I'm a crim I have nothing to hide? No, I don't have anything to hide however I don't see why everything I do is monitored, analysed, dissected and could potentially be used to make me appear to be someone I'm not.

I'm not going to post this as anon as it's about time someone said this because at the end of the day I'm sure a lot of the people on here follow the same logic I do and could potentially be flagged up as I probably am.

GCHQ and the NSA can f*ck off.

</rantoff>

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

scoot76

At the end of the day it's science-"fiction", I get that but really it was crap. The last really decent episode I saw was blink, there have been other good ones but this was just crap for obvious reasons that myself and others have highlighted.

Personally here is what I would like to see.

Rules - You can't have time travel without rules, see every other show or film based on time travel, start messing about and it becomes stupid.

Plot - I liked the introduction of Davros, it makes sense and it adds a nice plot line to be explored but to give it all away near enough in the first episode is a bit silly, audiences like to be made to think not have it all handed on a plate (at least I do, watch mr robot and see how a proper plot is done, one that will throw you a curve ball or 4 you never expected in a million years)

Assistants - They are supposed to be just that, not romantic interests or main characters but there to assist and sometimes outfox the doctor.

Again this is just my opinion but I can't help but think the show is taking a turn that will ultimately lead to it's demise. Putting it on while that god awful x-factor program is on is an indication of the direction and audience they are trying to get.

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scoot76

because it's just silly, don't get me wrong I am a Dr Who fan but I do like it to be a bit realistic, imho it adds a bit of weight to the story. Tanks and guitars in the 12th century just looked and felt wrong, I mean seriously if you hadn't seen either what would your reaction be?

This is just my opinion and as opinions are like arseholes, Everybody has one and most of them stink.

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scoot76

I shall become unanonymous and no I'm not grumpy I just thought it was crap. If I had wanted to see someone playing a guitar while riding a tank I would have watched mad max again (which btw was devoid of story but thoroughly enjoyable all the same)

It made no sense whatsoever and it lacked a quarry.

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Apple's iPad Pro: We're making a Surface Pro WITH A STYLUS over Steve Jobs' DEAD BODY

scoot76

Re: "Pencil", Eh?

A pencil is quite versatile. I prefer 2HB myself.

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Drones need their own version of Asimov's laws of robotics – MEPs

scoot76

Re: One very good reason for proper regulation

They already have in the middle east.

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Ashley Madison spam starts, as leak linked to first suicide

scoot76

him/her etc...

Can we just not settle on "shim" or "sher"?

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Canadians taking to spying on their spies

scoot76

Re: Liber8 yourself!

That program showed promise but promptly went downhill when it stopped corporate bashing imo.

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Google yanks fake Android battery monitor

scoot76

Re: "its intentions were revealed by the permissions it seeks (basically, everything)"

I concur, even simple apps like "light" or "mirror" want to know everything which is why I don't install them or use "App ops" to remove said permissions.

I do think google needs to have some sort of policy surrounding permissions.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Nasi goreng pattaya

scoot76

I would have thought banana ketchup but looks tasty all the same.

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Assange™ celebrates third year in Ecuadorian embassy broom closet

scoot76

In times of austerity the wise man uses money to change public opinion.

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Chips can kill: Official

scoot76

What a load of rubbish. I for one have never seen any animals in the que at my local chippy.

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MONSTROUS iPhone sales are CANNIBALIZING iPads, gabbles Apple CEO

scoot76

Re: Showoffs

@David Lawton

You're obviously all holding them wrong.

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Amazonaws

scoot76

Amazonaws

Hi,

I set myself up a mail server at home using dovecot/postfix and it's been running quite well however I'm starting to get requests from amazonaws, rejected of course but should I be concerned?

Thanks,

Scott

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

scoot76

Impossible

Even most human brains have trouble detecting sarcasm.

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Cameras for hacks: Idiot-proof suggestions invited

scoot76
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

scoot76

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

scoot76

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'

scoot76

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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