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* Posts by Crisp

1901 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Activists urge Skype: Tell us who is spying on us

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Don't like Skypes lack of security?

Don't use Skype. There are plenty of software voip phones out there. Some of them even come with RTP stream encryption!

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Dead Steve Jobs' patent war threat to Palm over 'no-hire pact'

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Big companies banding together to shaft their workers.

Who said big businesses can't get along?

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Hydrogen on demand from silicon nanospheres - just add water

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Re: silicon nanospheres sound a whole lot more transportable than lithium ion batteries.

And less likely to explode, burn, or leave nasty contaminants behind.

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Re: Fuel Cells

What is it that you don't get about easily transported, safely stored hydrogen?

Would you rather fill your laptop up with a pressurised hydrogen gas tank?

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So how many of these would I need

To power a fricken laser?

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‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

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What is it with Americans hating naked people?

Their priorities are totally screwed!

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Hackers on anti-Egypt spree bury Egyptology journal in the sand

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Re: I got confused by the URL

Oh that's priceless!

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Re: Islamic hackers

There ain't no stupid quite like religious stupid.

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DARPA shells out $194m for 'phase 6' of STARnet chip project

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Whatever happened to...

Using genetic algorithms to design better, faster and more efficient chips?

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Re: Is it just me......

I was surprised that Aperture Science didn't have their logo up there...

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UK taxmen turn heat on tax-swerving big biz, hope to smoke out £1bn

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It makes sense to tax the rich

After all, they are the ones with the money.

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WTF is... Weightless?

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Re: utensil porn

At least the cooker isn't looking at real filth like sporks.

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Tell Facebook who's the greatest: YOU are!

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Re: Bubble universes

I don't know about you. But I like to go outside once in a while. You know, go to the pub, listen to a few live bands, talk to my friends and find out what they are listening to.

It's called socialising, and you can find out more at your local watering hole.

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US taxman joins UK politicoes on hunt for Amazon cash

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Re: how much our personal tax could be cut

If we taxed them properly, then you could probably cut the tax rate of the poorest amongst us to 0%

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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

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Re: Breaking Laws And Contracts

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

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Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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Once medical records are in the cloud

There's no way to get them out again. And there's no way to prevent scope creep.

Because you can bet that some bureaucrat somewhere will think to themselves, "We've got a lot of data here on every man, woman and child in the UK. I wonder who we can sell it to."

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BT's 'six-month free broadband' offer is a big fat FIB - ads watchdog

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BT Lying Again?

Write an article when BT tell the truth about something.

That will be news!

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Wanna really insult someone? Log off and yell it in the street - gov

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Re: Dickens

Humbug used to be a grossly offensive word.

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It leaves the definition of "grossly offensive" up to police officers (and judges)

So if the investigating officer is in a bad mood or an idiot, you're screwed.

(Please don't take offence at "you're screwed", it was meant in the nicest possible way.)

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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Re: Hyper violent "Worms"

Send in an exploding sheep.

Problem solved.

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Guns don’t kill people.

I'm sure they make the job a lot easier though.

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NASA aims Curiosity's percussive drill at pink, veiny target

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Re: How about aiming for/looking for some kind of life forms?

That's what they *are* doing!

Pay attention!

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Media barons threaten to spike UK.gov's audacious copyright grab

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Ok, so who do all my base belong to now?

See Title.

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Sheffield ISP: You don't need a whole IPv4 address to yourself, right?

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When the government can't track down an individual twitter user

You can bet that we'll be moving to IPv6 pretty sharpish.

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Re: I don't recognise actresses in the cinema, but...

On closer inspection. No. Definitely not.

http://www.partycity.com/product/steampunk+vickey+and+steampunk+jack+couples+costumes.do?sortby=ourPicks&size=all&from=Search&navSet=steampunk

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Re: I don't recognise actresses in the cinema, but...

While it looks quite like her, I don't think it is. Probably just some random redhead.

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Steampunk is back again?

Awesome. Brass cogs for everyone!

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Computers are 'electronic cocaine' that make you MANIC

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Screw Electronic Cocaine

From observing my co-workers, it's more like electronic pot.

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Smooth criminals spared the clink for hacking Sony's Jacko archive

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This reminds me of that time that Sony snuck a rootkit onto my machine

And no one was arrested.

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Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model

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Re: What happens when they get struck by micro-meteorites?

I guess they would coat the vulnerable parts in that new self healing ballistic gel.

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Now Microsoft 'actively investigates' Surface slab jailbreak tool

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No Microsoft.

Once I've bought the hardware. It's mine, and I'll run whatever I like on it.

Likewise, once I've bought the software, it's mine to use any way I feel like.

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India's tough hacker crackdown: IT security leaflets with every device

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Re: Isn't this why the "Read Me" file was invented.

Well yeah. But some people really need a large sign in a 90 point font to actually pay attention to something.

The printed approach should get everyone that doesn't need a frickin neon sign to get their attention.

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Unbelievably vast quasar cluster forces universe-sized rethink

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Re: Can't make sense of this article

It doesn't have to be dense. It just has to be gravitationally bound.

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Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?

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Don't like BTs service?

Stop paying them. They'll get the message.

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Latest exoplanet discovery is a virtual CLONE of Earth

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Re: I'm overweight as it is.

Depends how dense it is I guess.

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Astronaut yells FIRE ... from SPAAAACE

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All that technology to get a man into space

And he's taking photos by pointing a camera out of a window!

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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I ride that particular section of railway.

I honestly think that Bigjigs could do a better job than London Midland.

(tbh, a zoo full of drunken monkeys could probably do a better job than London Midland.)

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'Physical pressure' from Iran’s cyber cops killed blogger

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'Physical pressure' from Iran’s cyber cops killed blogger

Yeah, standing on someone's neck in a jack boot will do that.

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5.6TB helium disks could balloon, lift WD onto enterprise throne

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Pressure Differential

In most hard drives, there's an itty bitty hole to allow the hard drives internal pressure to equalise with the external air pressure. I'm guessing that drives using helium would have to necessarily be sealed and pressurised, Which could cause problems for the drive heads when the helium eventually leaks out.

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Hydrogen tends to be quite reactive

It's harder to keep a hold of than helium, and it eats metal.

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Curiosity gives Martian rock its first scrub down

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Curiosity

You've missed a bit...

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Ubisoft probes sudden rash of hijack attacks on gamers' accounts

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Re: the user cannot unlink this account.

But what if I want to sell my game on the second hand market?

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Now you can control ANY Win 8 kit with your EYEBALLS

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For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials

Now this means that you have to sit infuriatingly still if you want to keep listening to the same programme.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg enters trials

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Fringe Event

Zeppelins in the skies everywhere!

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Lights, camera, infection: HACKERS get Bollywood makeover

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The plot revolves around hackers and computer virus infections.

So 90 minutes of a guy doing a SQL injection attack followed by a sysadmin doing a restore from backups.

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Brit boffins build projectile-vomiting robot to kill norovirus

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So not spread by coughing then?

Looks like I'm going to need a new reason to be annoyed by people that don't cover their mouth when they cough.

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Ofcom looks at contract opt-outs as users rage over price hikes

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Kick them where it hurts Ofcom

Contracts should be fair to both parties.

I don't see why I should get screwed over because some phone operator feels like they are entitled to my money.

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Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone

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Meet the new monopoly

Same as the old monopoly.

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Israel taps teens to become 'interceptors' in cyberwarfare

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Israel still has conscription

A lot of those Israeli kids aren't going to get a choice.

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Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack

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Re: IE6 / 7

People using decades old technology! Grrr!

They are the bane of my existence. Upgrade you Luddites!

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