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Average enterprise 'using 71 services vulnerable to LogJam'

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"What do you mean our firewall has foundations made of cheese?"

It would be OK if it were a nice firm Farmhouse Cheddar...but even a sturdy Emmentaler could possibly be poked full of holes.

Oh wait...Emmentaler already is full of holes. So much for that theory.

Mine's the one with the tin of Water Biscuits in the pocket.

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Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'

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Just ONE MORE scumbag running a company.

What a wonderful world we live in...and there isn't a snowball's chance in Hell I would ever use Uber for a whole host of reasons. Starting off with being sexually assaulted by one of its low paid drivers.

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Use your Apple gizmos only for good, says Tim Cook

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Wow...

...talking about sucking up to your audience!

Sorry Timmy...completely happy with my Android phone, thank you very much.

Oh...and Timmy...I just purchased one of your 64GB 5th Gen iPod Touch devices last week, and I want to tell you that compared to my 4th gen Touch...and my 3rd gen Touch...and my two 2nd gen Nanos...this is a REALLY annoying device.

When I sync just a handful of my albums from my MacBook Pro onto it, because I don't want them all on this device, and if I am connected to Wi-Fi...and open up my "Music" on it...your crappy device tries to download ALL of my Library from your iTunes Music Store.

And yes Timmy...the MacBook is running the latest version of OS X Yosemite, and the iPod is up to iOS 8.3.

This is really pissing me off Timmy.

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Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it

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What I find amusing...

...is the number of people who carry around their FondleSlabs and use them as cameras. In Mathew Brady's day, every camera was a large and cumbersome thing to tote around. Not so today.

And I wonder how many of these muppets have a perfectly good cell phone stuffed in their pocket that would take just as good of an image. Chances are they all do.

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Nissan CEO: Get ready, our auto-wagons will be ready by 2020

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"With Gas Prices Less of a Worry, Buyers Pass Hybrid Cars By"

From today's Wheels section of The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com

"Affordable gasoline is making hybrid car owners rethink their loyalty.

With bargain gasoline prices putting more money in the pockets of Americans, owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline, according to Edmunds.com, an auto research firm.

There are limits, it appears, to how far consumers will go to own a car that became a rolling statement of environmental concern. In 2012, with gas prices soaring, an owner could expect a hybrid to pay back its higher upfront costs in as little as five years. Now, that oft-calculated payback period can extend to 10 years or more.

And I would venture to say that their collective attitude towards these ridiculous driver-less vehicles is probably the same. Don't want to drive a car? Then how about calling a TAXI.

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It's the end of life as we know it for Windows Server 2003

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"Can you survive without support?"

Of course I can.

Still running two Win Server 2000 boxes as well. No exposure to the Internet, and only used for AD authentication. My organization simply doesn't have the resources to purchase new servers, and the four running Server 2003 are not pointed at the Internet either.

We can survive very nicely, thank you...and have been for a long time.

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Oracle proposes to deliver Java 9 SDK on September 22nd, 2016

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DAMN!

I'll be out of town then, and won't be back until Sunday the 25th. And I so did not want to miss this.

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

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Re: You, that website's author, and everyone else have missed the point entirely

"I think having a president who will, unflinchingly, lay off 30,000 government employees would be fucking awesome."

Unless YOU were one of those 30,000 people who got canned.

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Accused Aussie game hacker flees to Europe ahead of trial

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Heading for the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by any chance?

They may have space available.

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Pacific nation accidentally does good thing in web crackdown

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And as we all know...

...before Farcebook...there was absolutely no way at all to communicate over the Internet.

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

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Not really an issue on my S5

Being that the fingerprint reader on my S5 rarely works anymore, even if some crim were able to scam my fingerprint, they most likely wouldn't have any better luck unlocking the phone than I have had.

In fact, it is so bad now that I don't even use it any more. Now use a long PIN.

After having it fail to read the registered fingerprint, one has to wait 30 seconds before trying it again. Only to have it fail again and resorting to the backup PIN or password you have to include when registering a fingerprint.

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Apple Watch: Exactly how many vids does it take to teach a fanboi to tell the time?

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Re: the only quote he could offer was "where's my bloody watch?"

You'll have to forgive him for looking at it wrong.

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Got a big day planned in 15 BEELLLION years? You need this clock

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Finally!!

Now I can get my hard boiled eggs cooked perfectly!

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Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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"Senate Intelligence Committee"

The quintessential oxymoron if I ever saw one.

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Segway bought by former patent spat adversary Ninebot

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Re: Found favour

...with mall security and police who are too lazy and fat to walk as far as I can see.

And maybe too much favor with one Jimi Heselden. Poor bastard.

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

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Re: Nice website

The fact that there even exists a Pylon Appreciation Society shows that some people really need to rethink their lives.

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Fancy a wristjob from Tim Cook? TOUGH LUCK, you CAN'T HAVE ONE

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Re: @AndyS: Extrapolation

Ahhh fruityboy Jay...if you are referring to his use of maths...well it would be Vous who is in error...as that is "propper Englsh" on the right side of the Pond.

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Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online

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"Canada isn't a sub-set of America, its the control group for the great American experiment."

But just which "great American experiment"? North, Central, or South American?

The Americas do stretch nearly from Pole to Pole you know.

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Amazon fires rocket up FAA for dithering on drone approval

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Re: Amazon can go pound salt

I agree 100%.

Amazon "threatened" the US government to take their drones to another country for testing.

So big fu(&ing deal...fine...go...right now. And this potential "loss" to the US government is what exactly?

As I live in an area with far too many trees for them to be able to fly their drones, I'm not worried, but if I lived somewhere where they could use them, and they wanted to send one to my home, I would find another company to do business with. Even if it meant spending more money.

There is no good reason for these to be used. Just about as asinine as "self-driving" cars.

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Wind turbine blown away by control system vulnerability

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"XZERES has issued a manual patch for the vulnerability."

Yes...it's an elderly Spanish Lord on the back of a rundown, and equally elderly equine, carrying a slightly misshapen lance.

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Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’

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Re: Flawed - like all of us

"Gates was a prick, but he's done a great deal of good with his ill-gotten gains."

Whereas Boy Wonder did just the opposite.

"Moreover, Jobs had closed Apple’s philanthropic programs when he returned to the company in 1997 and never reinstated them despite $14 billion in profit last year, the Times reported."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/record-thin-on-steve-jobss-philanthropy/2011/10/06/gIQA3YKKRL_story.html

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FTC: All-powerful Google ABUSED rivals. So we did NOTHING

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Re: You should be concerned, very concerned...

Ever heard of BOHICA...Bend Over Here It Comes Again?

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Re: Rules

So true...and there is plenty of cash around to buy the politician of your choice...be they Republican...Democrat...or Independent. They are all for sale.

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I am SHOCKED that nothing was done by the FTC!

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"Growing White House ties to Google draw protest"

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2524926/government-it/growing-white-house-ties-to-google-draw-protest.html

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"White House Appoints Google X Exec As Chief Technology Officer"

http://readwrite.com/2014/09/04/white-house-appoints-google-x-exec-as-chief-technology-officer#!

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"White House nominates former Google exec Lee to head patent office"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-usa-patents-lee-idUSKCN0I52RL20141016

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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@Goldmember

He was cleaning it wrong!

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Tax fraud fugitive nabbed after posting selfies

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Re: Thank God....

"Darwin Awards are only for stupidity that removes a person from the gene pool permanently (usually, but not always, by death)."

And remember...there are no Lifeguards at the Gene Pool.

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Galileo! Galileo! Galileo good to go after six-week recovery effort

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Re: We need Galileo.

And what about Figaro?

Mine's the one with the Bohemian Rhapsody CD in the pocket.

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Re: Self-driving cars are "almost a solved problem"

And old Elon also has to remember that his "proclamation" is only valid if people actually buy his cars. Which from the looks of his most recent earnings reports...there aren't a whole lot doing so.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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"In 10 years time a Rolex will still work."

I have an Omega watch purchased in 1969 that works just as well as the day I purchased it.

Apple may not even be in business in 46 years.

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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"Wasn't Melinda French involved in Microsoft Bob?"

Oh how right you are sir.

"Inside Microsoft, she is well-regarded, an energetic MBA who's handled several of the company's products, including its newest software release, Microsoft Bob."

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19950604&slug=2124492

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Re: Memories of Microsoft Bob

Well...I happen to have a couple of copies of Bob in my archives. Both are Gateway Computers branded versions, and I have gotten it to run on top of Windows XP Pro.

Why you ask? Because I could. So Happy Birthday Bob!

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£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Well kids...

...looks like it's just one more P.T. Barnum moment for Kick-in-the-arse.

Caveat Emptor I always say.

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Silent but violent: Foul Google Play flaw lets hackers emit smelly apps

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Another case of the Pot calling the Kettle Black

"Google Threatens to Air Microsoft and Apple's Dirty Code"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/google-riles-silicon-valley-by-exposing-others-security-flaws

Really Google? Well it sure is a good thing that you don't have any "dirty code" in any of your products.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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@LucreLout

"I'm really not sure how exclusively hiring black lesbians would improve Microsofts fortunes?"

Oh but it would...if they were married to Latino Bi-sexual or Trans-gender types.

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Ladies and trolls: Should we make cyberbullying a crime? – Ireland

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@boltar

How true.

Social Media a "must have"? Hardly. The true "sad reality" is the fact that so many people use these crap sites in the first place. They only serve to hasten the dumbing down of society. And, sadly, they are doing that very well.

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Facebook slammed for blocking protest event page at Russia's request

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Re: Re: It's called capitalism @AC

As much as you may not like Putin, he's a sane and moderate actor compared to some of those around him. You really don't want him to leave the stage suddenly to satisfy popular fantasies of spreading "freedom".

Seriously? So I suppose you are either living in Russia, or closely connected to the regime. Way to suck up Ace.

The clown is a narcissistic egotist who wants nothing more than to turn the clock back to the 1960s.

About the only person not celebrating the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall was Putin. If he had his way...and he sure is trying hard to get it...that wall would still be in place...along with the CCCP.

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Solar-powered bra maker suffers 20,000 TITSUPs all at once

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Re: Triumph...

"... the interviewer said that Triumph expected all their employees to be passionate about women's underwear. This is not precisely the average male demographic."

In San Francisco it may well be "the average male demographic".

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Oracle snaps up Facebook data slurper Datalogix

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And it's just one MORE reason...

...not to use Farcebook.

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American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

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@Eric Olson

Thank you Eric.

As an American who has spent a lot of time in the Old World filling my stomach, let me say that the words "British food" and "gourmet" are rarely...if ever...used in the same sentence. So folks...easy on the criticism of our version of bacon.

"Eggs & Gravy" anyone? And for the uninitiated...that would be the wonderful British combination of well done scrambled eggs floating in a sea of bacon grease. A culinary treat to be sure.

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Twitter co-founder: 'I don’t give a SHIT if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pics'

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Well you know Evan...

...there are actually some of us who "don't give a shit" about ANY of these crap social networking sites...especially yours.

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Taxi app Uber plugs 'privacy-threatening' web security flaw

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Re: Forget all about that malarky

And it would be nice if they could find a way to fix the "flaws" in some of their drivers, who have been beating passengers up, kidnapping passengers, running over pedestrians, raping passengers, and other "fun activities" performed by them.

But hey...just think how much money you can save by using Uber. Probably enough to afford a lawyer...later.

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Ex-GCHQ boss: Hey, UK.gov, have you heard how crap iPhone biometrics are?

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Re: Can't change them.

"Another unavoidable issue with biometrics is that you can't change them."

Well...most folks carry around 10 digits on the ends of their arms...so getting into the habit of switching which one is being used at any given moment could provide an added measure of security...but I suspect that most people wouldn't want to bother to do that.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: "Not an MI6 report. Can you read?"

"MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder:..."

@Ossi...yes he can. But apparently the author of the story cannot.

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In a mall at the weekend? WORSE STILL, are you LOST?

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Seems to me...

...that anyone who needs this device probably shouldn't be going out alone anyway.

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Go on, buy your workers a smartphone. You know it makes sense

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Not new where I work

"Choose your own device (CYOD), the latest incarnation of mobility device management..."?

My Uni/employer was doing this years ago before the BYOD craze started.

You wanted them to pay for it? Then here are your choices...and they were slim. A Blackberry or nothing.

Now, Blackberry are history, and they will supply you with an Android or iThingy if you want it paid for. BYOD is now allowed, but with only limited access to some areas.

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Boohoo

Must be something afoot with their reviews currently. Have they just managed to pull in £17,000 from unhappy reviewers?

255 reviews from our community

Traveler rating

Excellent 17

Very good 35

Average 33

Poor 24

Terrible 146

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186332-d554701-Reviews-Broadway_Hotel-Blackpool_Lancashire_England.html

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NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums

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There...fixed it for you.

"NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch Facebook."

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Jony Ive: Apple isn't here to make money. And students shouldn't use computers so much

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What an a$$hole.

Nuf said.

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Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG

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Re: To be fair

"Just a shame they appear to want $75 for it when the alternatives generally cost around £10."

And two strips of Velcro cost just a few cents.

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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Re: What no Bricks?

Precisely!

My first...and second cell phones were bag phones. Even had a spare 12 volt battery for them so I could maximize their usefulness. Got the first one in 1993...now that's vintage!

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