* Posts by Arachnoid

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Robot SHOOTS into the air with hot gas from its soft round behind

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Next Martian traveller.........

So in micro gravity on the likes of Mars could this techniques be used to overcome large tracts of land?

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Canadian dirtbag jailed for SWAT'ing, doxing women gamers

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Sounds like an ideal candidate

For the next Big Brother house

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Osbo PRINTS first Tory budget in 19 years with his BARE HANDS

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Re: Raise more Tax

He would then have needed to invest the same amount in the Emergency Health service who would treat accidents casued by such an act of tom foolery.

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Ford's 400,000-car recall could be the tip of an auto security iceberg

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Re: OTA updates? Hell no!

Yesterday I spent two hours trying to get a windows 8.1 update to install and reboot correctly on a laptop leaving me with absolutly no access to the device.Evenentually it ended up doing a self repair not something you want you car doing whilst waiting to go to work.

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ECU

The key doesnt engage the starter or turn of the engine off as per older conventional vehicles it sends a command to the ECU to run a program which then performs these tasks, ergo any corruption of the program and it just fails to do as commanded.

I think we need to enable the three laws of robotics on all future production.....

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Re: So what happens

Thats fine for a large manufacturer with a even larger budget but it would kill smaller manufacturers and as the vehicle ages [ala SAAB ] who then provides the now defunct system upgrade to a propriotory system that may be under someone eleses copyrights?

To put a different analogy how long realisticly should Apple provide software support for the iPad One five years,ten years,fifteen years?

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So what happens

When these faulty vehicles are beyond warrenty and the manufacturer requires either a disproportionate amount of money for a patch or even declies an upgrade path [al la Windows XP] .Are there to be thousands of vehicles just abandoned by the side of the road?

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Berlin pours bucket of flat beer on Patriot missile hack report

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Re: Very questionable..

Fifth columnists........

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Apple Pay's Brit biz bashed by banks planning to Zapp it out

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Just a reminder

You can read the contacless card from meters away just becasue you scrap it across the reciver doesnt mean its not possible.Secondly RFID blockers need earthing to work effectivly so unless your dangling a cable to the ground from your pocket they are a waste of money.

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Serously?

Why would the banks even comtemplate giving a penny of their profits to Apple its just not good buisness sense and as for one rules them all we know what happens when competition is absent.

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Nope never

Im not a fan of any touch payment system thats not at least got some form of two factor authentication.Waiting for someone to invent a Costco stealing app that just purloins small amounts on money from everyone that passes a dummy terminal

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Canuck chump cuffed over helium balloon flying chair stunt

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FOOL!

Wasnt there was a recent story of a red neck doing this with a shotgun to hand shooting the baloons to aid decent?

Anyhow as to this individual putting the lives of aircrew and passengers at risk for a publicity stunt they should throw the book at him.

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Smart Meter biz case still there, insists tragically optimistic UK govt

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Re: No mention of the Health risks!

I guess glow in the dark green is your colour of choice

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No mention of the Health risks!

Theres many a webpage and video dedicated to the possible radiation health risks assosiated with the devices fitted in the likes of the US so Im staying well away from them.

Oh and if specuation is true these devices will eventually enable muli tarrif prices i.e. high rates during peak times.

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Pluto probe brain OVERLOAD: Titsup New Horizons explained

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Steady lads

Hoist the mainsail and batten down the hatches!!

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Dormant ALIEN SLIME LIFE frozen in SPEEDING comet will AWAKEN - boffins

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It is all supposition.

Until it becomes inserted into the rectum then it becomes a suppository

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Quick.........

Fire up the anti-ballistic comet destroying extraterrestrial fission generators and someone fill up the damn Coffee machine its going to be a long night.

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Planet killer: Ex-army officer's Welsh space-rock mission

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Re: the least densely populated area of Britain...

I guess the analogy about being prepared fits your case too

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German gets 4 years in clink for $14 MILLION global ATM fraud

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‘No such thing as anonymity in the cyber world’ says SS man

Unless your a Chinese hacker or work for the NSA

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150,000 angry Redditors demand Chairman Pao's head on a spike

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Shirley..........

Its just a storm in a bone China tea cup

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UK.gov spied on human rights warriors at Amnesty International

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FAIL

Stella Rimington.......

Quite clearly stated in her bio of her post as the spy industry head spook that they [the spies] did not blow with the wind of elected political parties.They even kept information back from the leaders of the time if it was deemed not to be of relavence to the partys stance.

So in effect they seem to act autonomously not at the whim of the leading party nor it seems under much of its control either.

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Mastercard facial recog-ware will unlock your money using SELFIES

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Still image

A semi life size image with a slider where the eye is would make blinking on time easy.Havent we been here before anyway with facial recognition its all hocum dressed up as the next big security solution.

"You can't because corpses can't blink."

You can actually with a needle and cortton

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Hacker plunders Plex, demands bitcoin payoff to avert FULL EXPOSURE

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Its Louisiana

Looking to make some much needed money to pay pending court costs

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Hide the HUD, say boffins, they're bad for driver safety

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Re Bad exmaple

Yes in that something that is not familiar needs more use of section of the brain used for learning which is slower and ergo more time to resolve the problem.Whereas an experienced driver looking at something familiar like the speed displayed be it via dial or on a heads up display uses preconfigured brain cells in a different part of the brain which do not tax the individual as much.

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Cupertino GIVES IN to Taylor Swift, will pay Apple Music royalties

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Re: Apple gets a Swift kick in the rear

Quite true on that point I think Bonzo would have done a better job

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Apple gets a Swift kick in the rear

Good well done, now we just need to set her on a few Politicians and the economy would soon recover

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Oi, UK.gov, your Verify system looks like a MASS SPY NETWORK

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Personally I think it indicates a certain naive charm

Is that because its a colloquial Regtard-ness or a total Retard-ness ?

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In any post regarding security issues

Its funny [or is it alarming?] to see so many AC posts...........

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GCHQ didn't illegally spy on Brit NGOs, tribunal rules

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"No determination in favour of complainant"

That could also be read as "no reasonable level of proof could be found against the defendant"......so like the Daz advert they're technically whiter than white as the case was unproven

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Police robot duo storm Colorado house, end four-day siege

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Sounds very much like the Police going after a record of how much damage they can do getting one perp

see the damage on this one

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/greenwood-village/owner-of-greenwood-village-house-blown-apart-by-swat-says-this-is-an-abomination-this-is-an-atrocity

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

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The free trial is a loss leader for apple and the artists.

Im giving away food for free for the next three months, I expect all manufacturers to provide me with all goods for nothing as its a loss leader.................right thats going to happen [NOT}

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Are ALIENS hiding on Jupiter's Europa? Let's find out, cry NASA bods

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Mushroom

I`ll leave this here

https://youtu.be/TuiNN8ITyEk

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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Happy

Hmm young and emoticons

Erm,,,,,,,,,weed leaf,weed leaf,weed leaf,spliff ........cool man no one will guess that

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Driverless cars deal DEATH to Detroit, says Barclays

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Re: Missing destination ?.........

So what happens to all the local transport availability when the vehicles are mostly out of town?

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Missing destination ?.........

I see lots of comments about going to work,school etc of predetermined destinations but none about actually going out for a drive just for the enjoyment of it all.Say I want to go out there...... Oh for a drive to some random place in the country enjoying the view then decide to go to the beach for a few hours and maybe stop off on the way back at a nice restaurant or visit a friend I haven't seen in years.how the hell does that fit in with a self drive shared vehicles agenda?

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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Re: I once owned a Vauxhall Tigra...

Thats OK Jeremy we will forgive you this time

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Here's why the Pentagon is publishing its cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn't already hacked in and read it

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US Cyberwarefare ability

Is much like the Russian nuclear ability during the cold ware lots of bravado over empty silos

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Stuff your RFID card, just let me through the damn door!

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We have magneticly written cards

For access to equipment, which all works fine till you accidently put it in your pocket with a more secure form of "door key" that contains a magnet as part of its features.....

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SEX: Naughty female stegosauruses offered it on a PLATE

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without the modern style reversing sound obviously

Maybe they lifted their tails and backed up to one another

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BEND OVER, boy! Twitter lockdown to give trolls and bullies a good LICKING

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The take-off-your-hat

Really how inane I guess they dont get that there are as many disposable anonymous sims as there are anonymous shill accounts

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ALIENS ARE COMING: Chief NASA boffin in shock warning

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Re: Have you considered that we may be looking for life, but they aren't looking for us?

If the "A1iens" are in a somewhat similar evolution cycle to ourselves and are as we are, only looking for signs of life thus only traversing the great expanses in the same way then the first indications we may see is a probe of a very similar construction to our own.It will probably be a very basic data collection device looking at topography and soil samples with regard to discovering signs of life.

Lets hope they dont take out half our satellites in the process of getting some planetary images.

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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So......

In essence a larger version of the now defunct netbook era

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Digital pathology and the big Cs (that’s ‘cancer’ and ‘cloud’)

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Put it another way

How much personal data is presently included on the system [slides?] that is used at the moment for diagnosis

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You want disruption? Try this: Uber office raided again, staff cuffed

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Just a timely reminder

Being arrested is not a significant sign of guilt nor does it mean one will be charged one can be arrested for merely standing up for ones rights if your an inconvenient nuisance

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PayPal settles over WMD sanction-breaking transaction claims

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I would have thought

It easier to track criminals that used Paypal now I guess they'll have to use western union.On a serious note 7K isnt going to but you much in the grand scheme of things.

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Re: Upgrade Now!

Should the lock manufacturer keep providing upgrades to purchasers because the lock they bought with a one off payment many years ago has been proven to be easily defeated of course not.As per other software vendors like MS upgrades are only provided for a short term.

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ROBOT INVASION has already STARTED in HIPSTERLAND

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Re: Cheap flexible version

The judicious use of electric shock dog collars would ensure the interns compliance.......one shock left, two to go right.........

Sounds like more time for the boss to do Facebook and eBay or as per the film Enemy of the State quote "whos going to monitor the monitors of the monitors?"

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Remote control

Theres nothing to say that the drone was not being controlled by one of the inmates and his PAYG smart phone ran out of battery power at the critical moment.

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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Carpet Baggers

Didn't this used to be disallowed to own a domain and not use it?

Easy money for the domain name makers though.........lets make one called .xxx and see who we can blackmail money out of to prevent their name being used with it

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WinPhone? PAH! If you want Microsoft's mobe apps, grab an Android

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Windows Phone devices, where the apps are arguably better integrated.

Bo*****s if its designed and installed properly then the operating system has little to do with poor integration.

As to integrating MS software it brings back shades of Blackberrys failed attempts to buy into a busy market place.

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