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* Posts by Crisp

2030 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway

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The discs last 1000 years

But how long do the reader writer machines last for?

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WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

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What's 3nders game?

And how much will this app cost? If it's anything like other dating websites, women will be allowed to join for free while the guys have to stump up money.

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Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

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£25 to £60 for a key?

Blizzard sold me a key for £5. What are these other companies making their keys out of?

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Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

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The IDF is the most moral army in the world...

They're doing "sacred" work.

I guess when you're a member of gods chosen race then everything you do is moral.

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New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone

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Why spend all that time and effort

To make an inferior copy of the old WAP network?

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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Backwarps

One of the few defences against the Picard Maneuver...

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European Court of Justice allows digitisation of library books

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Dedicated Terminal?

Do they mean a Kindle?

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TROUT and EELS in SINISTER PACT to RULE the oceans

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Re: I smell something fishy ...

All these fish puns are giving me a haddock.

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Re: I smell something fishy ...

I trout it very much.

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Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS

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Will any of us still be alive in the year 2313?

Because this is more fun than using the "Send Corrections" link :)

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Penny from Inspector Gadget?

My first thought was Dick Tracy. Maybe I'm getting old.

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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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Freedom and Justice for all

Not much chance of that with secret courts, secret warrants, secret evidence and the government going around conducting unlawful searches and seizures.

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Comcast using JavaScript to inject advertising from Wi-Fi hotspots

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I got as far as Front Page....

Then I started getting flashbacks to when I was fixing websites in the 90's.

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Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches

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Use a proxy to get outside of the Virgin Network?

Like a pirate on a VPN? I don't want my name added to a government watch list!

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Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

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Are these rules going to affect search engines "Powered By Google"?

I don't think that the European Commission has completely considered the knock on effects of what they are asking.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Since when was privacy suspicious?

Answers on a postcard please.

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

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It's a bit much when the obligatory XKCD is in the article.

What's a commentard to post now?

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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National Gallery

"We wouldn’t stand idly by if paintings worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being stolen from the National Gallery." - Sajid Javid.

If people were going into the National Gallery and taking a photo of a painting to enjoy at home, nothing would have been stolen. People that visit piracy sites aren't taking the thing, they are taking a copy of the thing.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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I like how the FBI get involved when it's someone famous that has their photos nicked.

See title.

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Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

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Re: Not forgetting

Alien Vs Predator Requiem was better.

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Australia deflates Valve with Steam sueball

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Re: Refunds are only sought for games that are not fit for purpose (i.e. don't run)

The "still in development" games are a bit hit and miss. Don't Starve was totally awesome, but some of the others are next to totally unplayable.

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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Interesting list.

Nigger is in there, but Nigga is not. The list apparently penalises spelling.

And since when was clitoris a dirty word?

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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

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"could be breaking the law"

Sounds like the police are overstating their powers again. They really don't like peaceful citizens with cameras do they?

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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How do we tell if our universe is a hologram?

We look for the big silver H on its forehead of course!

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Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids

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My Starcraft II league rating is about to go up!

Goodbye Bronze League! Platinum here I come!

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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This article doesn't represent me or anyone I've worked with.

Phoummala Schmitt doesn't have a problem with IT Blokes, she has a problem with arseholes. This should be properly reflected in the title of the article.

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

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We're going to need to breed some kind of Big Bird to take care of these spiders

Then we're going to need to genetically engineer some kind of enormous cats to take care of the birds...

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'Video on internet may not be entirely truthful': Times headline

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Do The Times really expect us to believe that?

That people would just go on the internet and tell lies?

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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Copyright is a fickle mistress

Though I was looking forward to the monkey launching his own legal proceedings.

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Hear ye, young cyber warriors of the realm: GCHQ wants you

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fAiling tO cApitalise tHe sEcond lEtter?

Quite possibly one of the most heinous crimes I've ever heard of!

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Does Yahoo really go around taking screenshots of peoples desktops?

I'd like to see some evidence of that claim.

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Intel's Haswell-E brain to emerge from the lab at end of August – reports

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Re: SATA 3.2 ????

I've got an SSD in my desktop and the thing goes so fast it's a wonder that it doesn't end up travelling backwards through time.

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Twitter displays our 'Favorites'. That is, like, PRIVATE, huff naive users

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Should have used Menshn...

Never had a problem with privacy on that site.

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Top money men face up to 2 YEARS in slammer for neglecting to spot crim-cash activity

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HSBC only got a slap on the wrist last time.

And they were actually laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists. I doubt that these "money service businesses" are going to be treated any differently.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Password fields need to be bigger.

I have to truncate most of my favourite pass phrases in order to use them as passwords.

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

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Re: Siri ...

lmgtfy

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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"Last year 15 times as many boys took the [Computing] A level as girls."

That's probably because more boys did the course than girls.

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No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

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Re: Size Part 2...

I've always been surprised that the port labels back there aren't written in Braille.

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Google's 'right to be forgotten': One rule for celebs, another for plebs

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Are those search results just removed for europeans?

In other words, can I still Google for a picture of Barbra Streisand's house from somewhere outside the EU?

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Bath boffins put BUGS on chips – on purpose

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I wonder if they could use other bacteria to detect other stuff?

Like hazardous chemicals or gold.

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Anonymous wifi the latest casualty of Russia net neurosis

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Re: if the US can be far behind then?

The US are way in front with episodes like the McCarthy era. Except that now they actually have the technology to do it properly.

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TracBeam sues Apple over location

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A US patent doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's printed on anymore

See title.

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UK.gov eyes up virtual currencies, fingers red tape dispenser

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They can regulate it

As soon as a politician can describe to me in detail, what it is that they are regulating.

I wont hold my breath.

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True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

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Re: It'll still give...

Yeah, but imagine the peace and quiet!

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Google on Gmail child abuse trawl: We're NOT looking for other crimes

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Re: MD5 seems rather a bad choice

Especially due to the high number of hash collisions that would result from using that to identify pictures.

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Apple wins patent on charging iThings THROUGH THIN AIR

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Isn't this just existing technology

But in an Apple product?

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BANGKOK-BLOCKED: Thailand's dictators 'ban dictator sim Tropico 5'

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That should stop the problem once and for all.

Has Thailand finally solved the problem of people downloading books and games from the Pirate Bay? Because if not, I can see a bit of a loophole...

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Evidence during FOI disputes can be provided in SECRET

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Re: If the public knew the truth about Company X...

Except now people are going to think, "Company X is having a secret tribunal, they must be up to no good."

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

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Brain the size of a planet...

And they ask me to hitch hike across Canada...

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Ad biz now has one less excuse to sponsor freetards and filth

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I see the CLOP are throwing their weight around again.

Where exactly is their jurisdiction?

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