* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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'2nd referendum' topples site

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FAIL

Traditional EU response

Keep voting until we get the right result!

Lisbon Treaty/Ireland anyone?

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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@NotBob

True - I give it three weeks before stability returns. Once the gamblers have screwed every last penny of profit they can from the instability.

Then it will be business as usual when everyone has worked out the sky hasn't fallen.

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Welcome to the jumbo: Axl Rose tries to take a bite out of 'Fat Axl' internet meme

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Trollface

AXL Rose?

Oh you mean AXXXL Rose!

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In-flight movies via BYOD? Just what I always wan... argh no we’re all going to die!

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Ooh missus, get a grip on my notifications

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Trollface

Fired?

Or did you mean shot?

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Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

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Happy

Re: "Deep and fried for the start of the next year?"

Nah, I had moved into a Suzanne Vega phase by that point -

Blood

Makes

Noise

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Happy

@zanshin

My employer has a similar 90 day policy.

I find it easiest to keep the first half of the password constant and the second half the name something current to me.

I ran through work/rest/play as the 2nd half over most of 1 year, closed out the year with mars....

I've found I can revert to the start of the password list every time I get a new laptop though so it must be local hashstore rather than at network level.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Re: Ethics

Nah - tried something like that a few years ago -

Iron oxide, aluminium powder and magnesium ribbon all ordered in the space of 5 mins through ebay.

No knock on the door - other than the postie - the iron oxide jiffy wouldnt fit therough the letterbox.

Luckily the post time meant I sobered up before removing the tree stump next to the fence with the thermite....

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

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Re: " 100% matches what is visible in streetview."

It also 100% matches what you see driving past - I go past there after dropping the dog off at daycare.

It's really not that interesting a view during rush hour.

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

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Trollface

Re: Three glasses of whisky

Email your reasoning to yourself. Then you can pick it up in the morning.

Or have 3 glasses of whisky and email it to your boss and HR for added amusement.

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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"if its crash-survivable its not a Landie"

The Landie will survive a crash quite nicely - in a way similar to an Israeli tank.

Just hose it out and the next driver is good to go.

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Afraid of getting your iThing pwned? Get yourself iOS 9.2.1

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Mobileiron?

Anyone know if this fixes the issue with managed apps in Mobileiron that was introduced in 9.2?

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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@a cynic writes

The Percy Arms in Newcastle used to sell that under the name "Duckhams Hypergrade"

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Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers a new hope for the franchise

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Shove 1kg into E=mc^2 and marvel at how much energy you would need

Ummm no.

That would be the amount of energy released in a total conversion of mass to energy.

The bolts travel fairly slowly (compared with light speed) but still probably comparable with firearms say 1km/sec.

Kinetic energy is 1/2 mv^2 so 1Kg at 1,000 ms^-1 is half a million Joules.

or about 120000 calories in old money - probably Jabba's daily intake.

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Smut-seeding Prenda Law ringleader must sell home to pay $2.5m debt

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Go

Hmmm...

I believe kidneys are an asset, with a real sale value. I recommend the court forces sale of these.

As are lungs, liver, heart....

Sorry, forgot it was a lawyer, so no heart.

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Trollface

Re: Unleash The Greenfly!

As I have said before:

Earth First!

We can strip mine the other planets later!

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Court: Swedish ISPs can't be forced to block Sweden's Pirate Bay

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Facepalm

Re: 6 Links in the article

If you are unable to find a link to TPB on your own that bypasses any game of wackamole, then maybe El Reg is not the news organ for you. May I suggest the Daily Fail?

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Where's Worstall/Weekend Edition?

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Pint

Re: @ Gordon 10

He also writes for Forbes on occasion...

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Re: Called it.

thanks

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Holmes

Called it.

Here

and here

No hard links to comments anymore? Or am I just blind?

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Virgin Media hikes broadband, phone prices by five per cent

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"Isn't this Bait and Switch?"

It would be if they hadn't offered to let customers leave early because of the price rise.

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TalkTalk boss: 'Customers think we're doing right thing after attack'

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FAIL

Have TalkTalk explained

Why they had rolled out encryption in 2015 per annual report - signed by Dodo no less, yet she seems unaware of this and the why it did nothing?

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

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Facepalm

Re: The full list from the Draft IPB

Surprised the Borders Agency didn't make the cut.

The MOD Plod relevant?????? They've never been relevant.

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Reg mashup rates CompSci unis for books, booze and boogie

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Coat

Manchester and shooting up

Must resist drug joke....

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Devil

Re: Lawn: Get off it now!

Meh, windows 95 installs were easy ... as long as you remembered to shed blood inside the case before you closed it.

Blood sacrifice - never fails.

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Activision to buy Candy Crush developer King

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Alert

Re: Bye bye Activision

What do you mean "going"?

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Hacked TalkTalk CEO: Dead as a Dido? Nope, she refuses to quit

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Holmes

Full support of the board

I give her three working days.

Only reason she has full support of the board is none of them want to be the public face of clearing up this mess.

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UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies' surveillance

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"anything that they can say to make us feel safer..."

WRONG!

It's more anything they can to make is feel more afraid of terrorism/paedos etc so we call for them to take away what is left of our freedom.

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Ex-Microsoft craft ale buffs rattle tankard for desktop brewery

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Pint

Re: Doesn't look that hassle free

I'm not known for my green credentials (snort) but I have had good results bottle conditioning in polycarbonate soft drink bottles. They can take up to 100psi ISTR.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reanimate.

Better to reuse than recycle, and as turbo cider can get to 12% with a wine yeast you reduce your consumption!

Plus the hangover can be a little like the living dead so the reanimate is covered too!

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Unhappy

"Real Ale, by contrast, does have a definition."

So does Turbo Cider.

As a Coeliac I miss real beer

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TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

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Re: Are TalkTalk auditted?

From the 2015 annual report ( http://www.talktalkgroup.com/investors/reports/2015.aspx) :

4. Data and cybersecurity

Potential impact: Failure to prevent the loss or exploitation of personally identifiable or

commercially sensitive information could result in loss of competitive advantage,

regulatory fines, damage to the brand,and ultimately, churn.

Mitigation: The Group continually reviews and seeks best practice external guidance on its data and cyber security capability and invests in and implements new solutions, both to prevent and detect incidents. TalkTalk continues to adopt the Ten Steps to Cyber Security as a control

framework for mitigating key areas of risk. Progress is monitored via the in house Data Council, which convenes monthly and is chaired by the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In FY15, key initiatives including the encryption of hardware and removable media , a data loss prevention solution, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing have been completed. A new Head of Security has also been appointed to establish and oversee the new Security Operations Centre, the activities of which have been outsourced to cyber security experts BAe systems.

So either they lied in their annual report or the head of security/BAe needs a kick up the arse.

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Qualcomm proposes brain implants for IP cameras

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Gimp

Hackkkkker?

Excellent system shock reference!

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Bacon can kill: Official

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"American cheese" (that bright yellow goo)

Sounds suspiciously like Cheese: possessed as used to featured in British Army ratpacks.

If you were lucky you got one marked Cheese removed.

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TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief

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Re: Ker-ching!

Nope always called them Bribes and Expenses

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Holmes

"Fortunately there is no obligation to use Talk Talk."

SWMBO and I are moving house soon - to an area not serviced by Vm. (Had very few problems with Vm over the last 10 years - YMMV).

We are actively considering (trying to work out who will shaft us least) between the major TV/BB/phone suppliers left.

TalkTalk are now definitely off the list.

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Elderly? Disabled? You clearly need a .38" Palm Pistol

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Headmaster

Re: Metrication

7.62x51 Nato "less massive" than 9x19P?

Clue: 51mm long....

9mm weighs in around 120 grains, 7.62 Nato around 240 grains.

Back to school please.

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If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE

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Pint

yet entirely unfamiliar with the concept of a hose?

That's a bit lo-tech.

The truly l337 go with a catheter running straight to the bath drain.

Icon: its not for sale - jut for rent.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Nobody move! I've finally got a stable 4G connection!

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Weight, what? The perfect kilogram is nearly in Planck's grasp

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Re: "...unless someone invents an Heisenberg Compensator."

Are you certain you wouldn't like to put some spin on it?

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Re: "...unless someone invents an Heisenberg Compensator."

I'm uncertain whether that is possible.

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

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ICE ICE baby

Wonder what the impact is of this plugging it in to a car media centre?

Is the car bricked, or just the ICE (In Car Entertainment) unit?

What happens if it is plugged in when the car is moving at 70 mph?

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Top boffin Freeman Dyson on climate change, interstellar travel, fusion, and more

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Re: "I have no idea how you induce a meter of snowfall over a whole continent"

I would imagine the same way as you would seed a cloud for any other form of precipitation - just on a larger scale.

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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Coat

Re: Now can we remove an entire useless third of our population?

I'm willing to go by the throwing a die. roll a 1 or a 2 and you're fertilizer.

Not that this would be breeding humanity for luck...

Thats mine with a copy of Ringworld in the pocket.

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Boffin

Hmmm

This kind of implies that the only thing that negatively impacts wildlife is the presence of humans.

Not even the acts of humans - just the presence.

Act of humans - poison Chernobyl - long term effect negligible.

Remove humans from Chernobyl - long term uptick in wildlife.

Now can we remove an entire useless third of our population?

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NASA reveals secret 1970s SPACE PANTS

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Re: Laboratory Coat

The order of the coloured pens is detailed in a separate manual - denoting the grade of the wearer.

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VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

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Holmes

Re: Only VW?

I believe PSA use ECUs built by that implied manufacturer of green garden tools who allegedly spied on Dyson?

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11 MILLION VW cars used Dieselgate cheatware – what the clutch, Volkswagen?

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Flame

Re: Confused…

I thought a smoke test was "Plug it in, see if it catches fire."

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Re: steering-column not being moved

Then how would it tell it wasn't on an American road?

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Gimp

Re: So beating dead ones is still OK? Good, otherwise I'm out of a job

Of course we need to cater for those members of society who's lifestyle embraces Sado-Masochism, bestiality and necrophilia.

Well done Sir, for going public with your life choices!

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Paris Hilton

and the Academy Award for special effects goes to the new female stormtrooper armour. errr I mean episode 7...

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