* Posts by Hud Dunlap

554 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007

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Spam King sent down for 30 months

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

So the U.S. is learning from the old Soviet Union.

"Wallace, from Las Vegas but sentenced in San Jose, will also undergo a mental health evaluation"

I am seeing this more and more. The old Soviet Union thought you were crazy if you didn't like living this. It has been used for years as way to have child predators locked up long after there sentence is over. The public hasn't complained, "think of the Children", so now they are going to use it for other things.

Of course people like AC above think it is a great idea.

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Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er ... terrorism

Hud Dunlap
Coat

@ Sir Runcible Spoon. One reason is because of the dogs

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/05/16/dog-attacked-wrench-centerpoint-energy-contractor-died/

For some reason the building code is to put the meter behind the privacy fence where the meter reader has to go to read it. Even if you don't have a privacy fence if you have a pool you have at least a chain linked fence. A lot of rural meter readers carry quality binoculars to read the meter so they can avoid the dogs..

With a smart meter you can read and turn them off remotely if the bill hasn't been paid. Of course you can turn them off during periods of high use for rolling black outs too. This is one reason cities are pushing Smart Thermostats. The City will install them for free and give you a whole ten dollars if you give them the right to adjust your thermostat when they want.

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Apple's iOS updates brick iPads

Hud Dunlap
Gimp

Re: Apple could spend

The start would be getting rid of Tim Cook.

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Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

Other weirdness in the upgrade

When I try to upgrade my 5s it tells me it needs 700MB free in order to upgrade and that I need to adjust my music settings. I have 4.1 GB free so I don't see the problem. I think I will wait a couple of days before I try again.

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'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks

Hud Dunlap
Mushroom

Streamed from Apple

What if you aren't in range of a signal? I know a lot of times I am not.

We need a "Former Apple Fanboy" icon.

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How to evade the NSA: OpSec guide for journalists also used by terrorists

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Re: a bloke in the pub told me that...

Is it the Judean Peoples Front or the Peoples Front of Judea that has the Crack Jewish Suicide Squad?

I can't keep track

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: Urrmm...yeah, but....

watch this documentary

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2520398/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_61

a lot of civil rights activists used guns to protect themselves

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Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: Excuse me, I have to take this

Chicago has very strict control laws, yet someone is murdered every 13 hours. Guns don't jump off the shelf and shoot people by themselves

http://heyjackass.com

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Whatever happened to ... Nest?

Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: I bought a Nest before Google bought Nest.

This is for you Mr. AC.

http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-04-03

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Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

I bought a Nest before Google bought Nest.

One of the functions I used to have was the ability to change the programing on the thermostat from my desktop. The latest software upgrade breaks this. Not directly of course, or they would fix that. It is the new EULA that is the problem. I have to accept using cookies and I have to accept that they " might not be able to honor a do not track request". If I do not accept the terms I can not use the software anymore. I haven't followed changes in the law, if there have been any, but it used to be public utility records were all public records. That meant any one could see my bills. I wonder if this means that anyone could request my browsing history because it is part of the correspondence with my nest thermostat and my city utility.

I am looking for a new thermostat.

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This chap's maintained an Apple game for 32 years – from Mac to iOS

Hud Dunlap
Facepalm

the high scores are crazy

Ok I downloaded it. Something like 27000 points for winning. I took a look at the high score list and someone is over a billion.

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Smartphones help medicos, but security is a problem

Hud Dunlap
Thumb Up

Re: Private comms? There's an app for that.

A thumbs up for the link. It is disappointing how many Apps have not had a recent audit. Although in just glancing at the link I didn't see how long recent was.

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NASA celebrates 50-year anniversary of first spaceship docking in orbit

Hud Dunlap
Coat

A game about the space race

For those who might be interested.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/462/details/Buzz.Aldrin's.Space.Program.Manager

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Randomness is a lottery, so why not use a lottery for randomness?

Hud Dunlap
Thumb Up

Re: that public lotteries [are] hard to manipulate.

You beat me to it.

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Hud Dunlap
Holmes

The numbers racket is better

The people who run the numbers rackets used to use, -and may still use= the last four digits of the volume of the NYSE. Completely random and easily verifiable.

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Bill Gates denies iPhone crack demand would set precedent

Hud Dunlap
Facepalm

What about the password reset?

I keep seeing on different sites that either the county or FBI reset the password. Well if you reset the password you know what the new one is. Well who reset it?

http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-san-bernardino-shooters-icloud-password-reset-consent/story?id=37093031

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Hud Dunlap
Mushroom

I caught part of the interview.

He kept talking about whether or not you can trust the Government. He said something about the abuses we have had were back in the J. Edgar Hoover era.

I walked out at that point.

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China 'evacuates' 9,000 around monster radio 'scope

Hud Dunlap
Megaphone

Re: China is horrid with property rights @ Destroy all monsters

I don't get the down voles. Just look up the Kelo ruling and the many disasters that came with it. One of which is the keystone pipeline. NAFTA allows a foreign company to use eminent domain to take Americans land. I know that, for now, Obama , has blocked the Keystone pipeline. That hasn't stopped a number of people in Texas from giving up their land rather than risk getting less for it under eminent domain. You can also look up all of the land taken by former Governor Rick Perry for toll roads and a new railroad line for Toyota.

For fun you can always look up Donald Trump and eminent domain.

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Philae comet lander officially dead

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Chances of communication 'close to zero'

So it's "a million to one chance"? Keep trying then. It is a dead cert it will come back to life!

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US taxmen borked in computer cockup riddle

Hud Dunlap
Happy

Re: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

I used to work with a Scotsman who married an American and moved to the U.S. permanently. The first year he had to file he had a stack of forms on his desk and he was shaking his head saying " What is this Bloody Shit?"

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Apple's design 'drives up support costs, makes gadgets harder to use'

Hud Dunlap
Gimp

@ El Reg

Can you come up with a former Apple fanboy icon?

Ivy, Cook et al have really trashed what used to be a nice easy to use computer.

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CISA blowup: 'Web giants sharing private info isn't about security – it's state surveillance'

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Nothing to worry about.

It is a bipartisan effort.

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FBI, US g-men tried to snatch DNA results from blood-testing biz. What a time to be alive

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Some interesting reading

Watch the true crime shows like " forensic files". Some will scare you to death. There was a cold murder case that occurred before DNA and there was still enough tissue around to get a match. They had two hits, one would have been a ten year old boy at the time of the murder and another was a guy who would have been old enough to have committed the murder. He was convicted solely on the DNA evidence.

The cop said that when the guy was told they DNA match on him to the murder " he didn't act innocent. Whatever that means.

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Experts ponder improbable size of Cleopatra's asp

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Slapper? @ Tom 38

Technically it is the United States of Mexico. It is just that no one calls it that. We are still called Americans.

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MACAQUE ATTACK: Monkey plunders Florida resident's box, gobbles contents

Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: They did not shoot him?

Depends on the cop and how many people are taking videos.

Watch this dog chew the bumper off a cop car.

http://archive.11alive.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=142202

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Harder, faster and they'll give you a buzz

Hud Dunlap
Gimp

I was going to buy one but...

Safari doesn't work anymore. It goes blank, won't load web pages, quits, etc. I don't if it the hacking thing people were talking about- and it seems to have disappeared from the press- or something else . I am looking at other options now.

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Look out, Silicon Valley – Don Basile is back to kick ass and chew gum

Hud Dunlap
Happy

Here you go

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WYU9-wqG2wYt

If memory serves rowdy roddy said or in his matches. I haven't found a video reference to that yet.

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Hud Dunlap
Facepalm

Get the saying right!!

It's"Kick ass OR chew gum".

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Apple slings bug-fixed iOS 9.0.1 at fanbois, PIN bypass hole still open

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

I was ready to upgrade my iPhone, now I am not so sure

It might not be an Apple in my future.

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

And Apple wants to build a car?

See subject.

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

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

It doesn't work for Almost "A's"

Ask your girlfriend if you don't get it.

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Microsoft to splurge $75m on computer training for kids

Hud Dunlap
Mushroom

Maybe they need to quit hiring all of those H1-B visa people

So these kids will have a job when they grow up.

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AT&T grabs dictionary, turns to 'unlimited', scribbles it out, writes: '22GB a month'

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

yes this is correct

"in some cases alleged to be as low as 3–5GB"

I have seen it on mine. The funny thing is I can't see how much I use. When I check my usage on their website it just says unlimited. When I check it on my phone I just see some outrageous number.

I blame Clash of Clans.

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Files on Seagate wireless disks can be poisoned, purloined – thanks to hidden login

Hud Dunlap
Trollface

Re: That picture

Thermite might be hard to get. Tannerite is easier.

http://www.explodingtargets.org/exploding-target-recipe/

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Attention sysadmins! Here’s how to dodge bullets in a post-Ashley Madison world

Hud Dunlap
Facepalm

Why do people use work email for personal use?

I could understand it in the old days. Now I just use my phone.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls THOUSANDS more cars to swerve hack-my-brakes roadkill

Hud Dunlap
Happy

@Mark 85

Thanks. I needed a smile today.

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Black and blue: The rise of the riotous Richard Pryor

Hud Dunlap
Happy

the union grievance scene from blue collar is the best

Everyone I know who has worked in a union shop will tell you that scene is spot on. My Dad spent his life working in factories and he thought that was one of the best movies he had ever seen.

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Big trouble in big China: Crashing economy in Middle Kingdom body slams US tech stocks

Hud Dunlap
Gimp

You missed this about Cook.

The SEC might want to talk to him.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-ceo-tim-cook-may-have-violated-sec-rules-with-jim-cramer-email-2015-08-24

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Mohawk Valley, NY to become the new Silicon Valley in fab fab deal

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

So how many jobs....

....does NY get for $1.5 billion dollars

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Reddit caves to Russian fungus censorship demands

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Material which "may elicit fear, horror or panic in children"

Watch this one then.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087803/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Interesting story also about the sound track. Branson wanted a soundtrack by the Eurythmics who were very big at the time and the director changed it.

"Julia" is the only song by the Eurythmics that made it onto the movie and only at the credits. It is still my favorite song by them.

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China shutters 50 websites for spreading explosion 'rumours'

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Woah. Thank $DEITY for $REDACTED Freedom of the Press @DougS

Used to be the editors did this. Read Walter Cronkite's autobiography. If you said something happened to John Smith and it was John Smyth it was your read end.

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You've been Drudged! Malware-squirting ads appear on websites with 100+ million visitors

Hud Dunlap
Gimp

Angler Exploit Kit to infiltrate Windows PCs

Snicker

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: You will be assimilated into windows 10!

Go to Dilbert.com and it has a search function.

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Fiat Chrysler recall BLUNDERING could lump carmaker with $105m fine – report

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

Re: Dose of Reality

I doubt they lied. Most of them don't know what they are talking about but will give you an answer anyway.

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

@Kev99 It wasn't the engineer

Sounds like marketing or upper management. This reminds me of an old Chevy I had. It had a six cylinder engine and worked real well. Marketing decided that model needed a V8. It fit. So the next years model had a V8. It fit. Sort of. You need to yank the engine to replace the plugs. I think someone figured out how to lift the engine just a little bit to change out the plugs. That wasn't an engineering decision.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Not convinced.

Even the mosquito magnet uses two different attractants depending on region of use. Ther is more to this than just CO2.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

Hud Dunlap
Happy

Kudos to Microsoft

For manufacturing in the U.S.

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Comcast: We're twice as fast as Google's 1Gbps Fiber (for x4 the price)

Hud Dunlap
Trollface

uh folks...It is up to 2 gig

Do you really think you will actually see that much speed?

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Apple's chip'n'firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

Hud Dunlap
Unhappy

More things to buy

"Its new approach requires an AppleTV to work as a central hub,"

I take it that means a newer Apple TV than the one I have.

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