* Posts by Hud Dunlap

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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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Mathematician: SUNSPOT DROUGHT will mean mini ICE AGE from 2030

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: This good be good news or bad news.....@vorlands right hand

Don't quite get all of the down votes. Wunderground.com has been saying the same thing about colder winters, hotter summers and blaming it on climate change.

So if it does happen the climate change people are still going to blame climate change.

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Surviving Hurricane Katrina: A sysadmin's epic DR (as in Didn't Realise) odyssey

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Guns and Katrina @Jason Hindle

Watch this documentary

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2520398/ Assaulted Civil rights under fire Produced by Ice T.

It has a section on Katrina that is very scary. Only the criminals had guns when the authorities were done.

The rest of it is very interesting.

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Bad marketing El Reg @Khaptain

Wow. I haven't see a firestorm like this in a long time.

I have to agree with you. I am thinking about moving over to Linux and I can't say that this article helped me at all.

Preaching to the Choir is not very useful.

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'Real' vampires reluctant to 'come out of the coffin' to social workers – barmy prof

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Re: Er, no, you're NOT a vampire @ Volands right hand

Source? I never heard of the Aspen thing.

Maybe that's why it didn't work last time.

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Apple Watch sales in death dive after mega launch, claims study

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Evidently you've never bought anything from a 'hardware' Apple Store

Even Home Depot is doing that. The answer is of course no.

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Hacking Team hacked: Spyware source code torrent blurts govt customers

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Re: "claiming to only deal with ethical governments"

That's like the old joke: "What's an Honest Politician?" " One that stays bought"

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

Hud Dunlap
FAIL

Re: Oh FFS... A better headline would be 'Humans reach new lows in cowardice'

I guess you have never had a rabies shot. I know a couple who did. They hurt like hell, multiple shots required and she almost died from an allergic reaction to the shots.

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Question for Kat Hall

A few years ago Smart meters were being pushed in the U.S.. Here in Texas there were fights over privacy issues since they monitored your use every minute. Some people were arrested for not allowing the power company to come on their property and change out the meter.

Now I am for a meter that sends data once a month so the meter reader doesn't get into an altercation with my dogs. There is no reason for the power company to invade my privacy and constantly monitor my usage.

You have mentioned how high the cost is in the U.K., but what about the U.S.? Is there any major difference in the meters?

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Verizon outage borks phones, TVs, internet for hapless East Coast folk

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Thats why I pay for a land line

It is only for emergencies.

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: Pluto is simply spawning.

Turtle eggs.

The great A'tuin.

Although I am not sure where the Elephants come from.

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ROBOQUAFF! Boffins build smooth robot arm to lift a pint of beer

Hud Dunlap
Mushroom

You had a fine article until this point.

" Modelo, a Mexican beer that – like many brews served in the US – tastes like making love in a canoe"

I take severe offense at that. Negro Modelo is a fine dark beer. Great with spicy food.

I have been to California many times and tried the various "craft beers" and they all taste like they were made by beginners.

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KFC's new secret ingredient is a bluetooth keyboard on your tray

Hud Dunlap
Coat

Re: Elven herbs and spices?

When the chain first opened up it was very good. I agree with you on the current state of affairs.

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

Hud Dunlap
Black Helicopters

It could have been a three letter agency.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2014/01/nsa-jams-san-antonio-garage-openers.html

This went on for a lot longer than the article suggests.

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The next Nest? We talk to Ring, the doorbell-come-security system

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

A general problem with IoT devices

I just upgraded my internet connection, now my WiFi has a new name and password. I only have a Nest controller so it wasn't a big deal but what if I had ten, twenty devices?

As far as door bell and security I have dogs.

If they got the price down to $50 I might be interested. If I am in the backyard with the dogs I never hear the doorbell.

Of course as someone else already said, if they get popular, they are just going to get stolen.

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

Hud Dunlap
Mushroom

Re: why @Nate Amsden

Yes I wish she would go away too. Unfortunately a lot of the Conservativs( and I use that term loosely) think she is great. If you try to expose how bad she was you are denounced as a leftist clown.

Just see the comments from this article.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/04/unlike-hillary-clinton-carly-fiorina-welcomes-tough-questions-from-media-public/

No one seems to ask the tough question. " You were fired after two years because you destroyed the company you were in charge of. Why is that a qualification for any elected office."

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Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of code theft … again

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: Dual sovereignty @Chris 244

Thanks for the case information. Prohibition certainly screwed things up.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=260&invol=377

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Stateside security screeners sacked for squeezing 'sexy' sacks

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

The victims are coming forward.

This should get interesting.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-victims-denver-airport-groping-scandal-20150415-story.html

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Grandmaster FLUSH: Chess champ booted for allegedly cheating with iPod app in the loo

Hud Dunlap
Boffin

Re: ODWR

I believe that line was used in different ways in a number of different book.

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Apple swears that NO FANBOI will queue for its new gumble

Hud Dunlap
Joke

Re: PR move @skeptical 1

The reason for the down vote.

http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-04-02

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