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Dropbox-but-with-an-actual-box firm touts new biz appliances

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personal use

For personal use, as a backup repo I just use owncloud, and all my stuff is synched dropbox-style onto raspberry pi at home

The NSA would have a job getting through the backdoor because it kinda sticks

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Marissa! Mayer! ends! 21! month! dry! spell! as! Yahoo! sales! grow!

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they almost had the right idea

When they started moving to dublin etc to secure their data after the webcam/instant messenger debacle

If they made that their primary focus, with their resources, they might get people who are looking at 4 or 5 similar free email providers on the verge of doing eenie-meenie-minie-mo to go for the one that also has a big slant towards privacy and security

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Have to laugh

yeah seriously. if the cartoons hadn't associated them with ireland, i wouldn't otherwise be aware ireland apparently had some kinda leprechaun "thing". If there's an actual legend it's based on i haven't heard of it :/

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Re: Have to laugh

But if you're that thin skinned then there's a good fight still going on in Northern Ireland

no there isn't, it's boring as hell now but nice trolling, 2/10 would write a line in response again

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Re: Have to laugh

could we maybe not resort to a bit of casual racism?

Us Irish people don't much like being called Leprichauns, or even "lepricorns" really.

It's just ironic, considering I've never even heard of a leprechaun outside of:

1-US cartoons

2-English people on St. Patrick's Day

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'Dropbox passwords' for sale are all EXPIRED: Bitcoin buyers beware

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Doesn't really make any difference if a) the attacker can walk in through the front door with the correct credentials, or b) three letter agencies can just stroll in through the back door with the decryption key

may as well not try then. oh what's the point, i dunno why i bother here just take it all, you will anyway etc

/marvintheparanoidandroid

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Be Your Own Big Brother: Peeking at pussy

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I'd like a cam collar

But my cat brings back rabbits, lots of rabbits, so we fit her collar with a big loud bell

this means she tries her hardest now to get rid of collars, and she's very good at doing so

i'd like a live GPS one just to track where all the collars are going rather than the cat, there's probably a tree somewhere with 30 cat collars hanging off it like christmas baubles and some innocent jogger is going to see it and just crap himself.

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HOT BABES! Worried you won't get that JOB in IT? MENTION how hot you are

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*flashbacks of my years in the games industry*

oh god

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Facebook: Ha! Like we'd STOP trickcyclists messing with your MIND

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additionally..

to show how nice we are give us 10000 likes and shares and we'll cure a kid of cancer

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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i better check...

I'll write to the address given on my TASCALC box just to double check there's still support there

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Tripadvisor site coughs to card data breach for a potential 800k users

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aw man

i dunno how. I specifically changed the code to append these details away from our usual /carddeets.txt to /images/cleaningschedule.xls

you just can't fight people who have the time to look in a file like that. apologies everyone, new filename ideas welcome :)

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: Good for them say I

haha such a gobshite

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Re: Good for them say I

a female? GOOD LORD MY PENIS WOULD FIT IN THAT!

you're not on youtube now, settle down

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Even better than the iThing: Apple's Cook is strictly pro Bono

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yep

it would appear more than likely that Cupertino is planning some sort of attack on the music world

Hence Bono, a warning shot to hurt music

if that doesn't work music will be utterly destroyed by morrissey and bieber

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Go on, corporate drone, log in... We'd recognise your VEINS anywhere – Barclays

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app

it'd be nice if they just allowed rooted phones to run the banking app really

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Uber alles... nein! Deutschland imposes NATIONWIDE BAN on taxi app

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Re: You mean the government bodies are feeling the heat??

You'd be annoyed if someone came along with a better booking system and cheaper fares because they side-stepped all the costs involved with dealing with the government.

UK farmers felt thus, until the inevitable horsemeat happens to turn people back to the expensive but regulated option

which in uber's case is just going to be the inevitable sexual assault

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: Lesbianism vs. beastiality

kinda, except they evolved on earth (they were here before us) and therefore would probably share at least common ancestors with lizards including their weird internal plumbing

but no, not an alien

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Re: so annoying

and yet no complaints of racism when strax can't tell humans apart from each other or when he was driving the carriage shouts "OUT OF THE WAY, HUMAN SCUM!"

i'm really offended by the casual portrayal of racism toward my planet :(

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so annoying

i hate those characters.

"ooh i'm a lesbian. did i ever mention i'm a lesbian? OOOOOH! YOU MADE AN INNUENDO! CHEEKY! i'm married! to a woman!" it's like really bad panto

oh stfu with your mockney accent, you're only there as the serious ones for strax to bounce funny lines off

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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heard similar please before

at a Wildhearts gig, Ginger addressed the audience between songs to ask that anyone filming stand to the side away from people, and from now on if anyone's view is blocked to just grab the phone and throw it away. seemed reasonable to me and my short-arsed wife not having to look past outstretched arms and blinding screens

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Oculus sucked by Zuck? 'I'm over it' – Minecraft supremo Notch

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Re: Word of warning, Notch

you seem to be really angry about the mere possibility of something happening in minecraft..

..minecraft!!

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Google to offer special accounts for kids: report

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well we know why

"Mr Schmidt said he believed that every young person will one day be allowed to change their name to distance themselves from embarrasssing photographs and material stored on their friends' social media sites."

i'll just leave this here...

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Top money men face up to 2 YEARS in slammer for neglecting to spot crim-cash activity

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Re: Not news to anyone in the financial industry

it's also illegal to do anything that would let them know they're being investigated for money laundering ('tipping off')

therefore in the bank where i worked this guy would smile and do his transactions. i'd smile back and help. we both knew that he hwas money laundering and i knew and he knew i knew, but we acted best of friends. it was bizarre. everytime we shut an account down he'd open another one and we'd not be able to reject it because he was the current subject or money laundering investigations, so we'd be making nice while he paid in or took out his criminal gains and i was taking notes for the form i'd fill in for the cops when he left

and we did get on really well, our pretend backstabby friendship was the best ever. so bizarre.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Re: Resets?

When i worked for a horribly by the book corporation that changed passwords every 30 days all that happened after a while was the numbers and symbols at the end of the password got shifted to the right of the keyboard by 1 key...

At the other end of the scale if i see a website signup page berate me for daring to include a symbol in my password or for exceeding 8 characters I go elsewhere

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Re: IE

Yeah I'm sure that the Tax Breaks those Corporations receive for being in Ireland, have absolutely to do with 'em all wanting to be there...

i've never been accused of subtle jokes before, but i think written communication robs something :(

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Re: IE

apparently 1 thumb downer doesn't get the subtle hint that i'm irish.

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Re: IE

hey all the best companies come from here, we're the silicon island, a hotbed of tech knowhow!!

Apple, Yahoo, Google, facebook

;)

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IE

One good feature of the newer IE dev tools i like is that I can make the browser emulate lower versions of IE, so I just need the one VM to test back to where we start supporting (Ideally I'd not open IE at all but at least this little detail makes it somewhat less cumbersome to test for)

modern.ie supplies VMs to test on which is pretty cool, so it looks like they're trying to help testing, just not with anything particularly powerful or exciting (or with a decent browser)

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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ha

they don't half talk like they're super spy commandos or something

TARGET DOWN!!

oh no, black ops neutralised our FAQ website. shit. gonna have to stop the conspiracy guys, we're in deep trouble now.

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

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Coat

heh..

"I become excited because I realize how large Canada is"

that's what SHE said!

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Plane grounded so cops can cuff semi-legless passenger

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Re: This is...

this, that AND the other

that's when the police get involved, a bit of this and that on its own is ok but legislation sets the line very clearly at the other

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'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

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tech support

"hi, i requested an openreach engineer last week and he still hasn't shown up. my fridge has been empty and the heating off for 2 weeks"

"ok sir i'll just guide you through the manual steps to cook some spag bol. is there a building with big windows and teenagers hanging around outside anywhere near you? good. now start by grabbing your wallet.."

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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you won't BELIEVE what happened next!!

I totally knew most of these anyway

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Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

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Re: Bad luck...

if you talked to her i think i see what went wrong

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Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

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Re: iPlayer

you seem to have started talking about one thing and then listed lots of random letters and numbers, when in reality everyone is thinking "but you still pay for the bbc licence, right?"

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Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

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Black hat conferences

Hosted at universities with pre-approved talks?

and there was I thinking it'd be in some underground club with milk and countdown and cyberpunk music and the cast of the matrix and highly illegal new exploits being sold by Ukranians with scars down their eyes

The reality's really rather disappointing

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Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!

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Well if it's true I certainly hope it gets dealt with properly and not trampled by expensive lawyers, sounds awful

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

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Re: Extra usb ports?

that's awesome. Though I run it headless and just SSH in so I don't need TOO much, just power for a webcam and wireless adapter coming through the pi adequately which someone mentioned above, good work

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Extra usb ports?

Are these still fighting with each other as well as the Ethernet port?

doing regular uploading whilst writing to a fs on a usb drive corrupt that drive so many times

So is 2 extra ports a good thing? I assume they've ironed that out, in which case i might replace my 2 trusty security devices and eliminate the need for a powered usb hub for each too

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Victim of Tor-hidden revenge smut site sues Tor Project developers

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showing no appreciation of how both the Internet and the law works is seriously damaging her employment prospects

erm..actually....

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'Spy-proof' IM launched: Aims to offer anonymity to whistleblowers

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Re: @Valeyard

you're a bit of a prick really, aren't you?

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it's basic stuff?

Oh sorry, i'm such a rank amateur at persecuting innocents.

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Re: commendable. But...

like they needed us to be on a list to hoover up our data

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you know your demographic

The team behind the project include Metasploit Founder HD Moore and noted infosec and opsec experts The Grugq.

who? are they good like?

That's the infosec equivalent of putting together Worf and Spock to fend off starfleet enemies, so the results are sure to be worth watching.

ah now i get it. sounds great!

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Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: Potato Salad man and the $60k

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sigh

the real story should be "lots of idiots give some guy some money for free because he's just to so damn RANDOM!"

theregister aside, this is why i avoid most areas of the internet where there's a danger of me interacting with too many other people. fucking calling each other 'Bro' and everything. Horrible when you get a student placement at work nowadays and they emulate this exact behaviour and you can predict 90% of the next day's conversation by looking at reddit

"oh great. tomorrow the conversation will be about a cat falling off a roof onto a bouncy castle. I don't have to bother having that conversation now."

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Austrian Tor exit relay operator guilty of ferrying child porn

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Nice move

Rather than try to go after users, blatantly the five eyes have decided to send a warning to any prospective node contributors:

"Do that and we'll have you in every paper in the country for possession and distribution of child pornography"

i expect this one to be rolled out a little more often as an intimidation tactic, even if it costs some people their livelihoods and reputations along the way

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Golf bloke to Richard Branson: Get on board the future bus, where there's 'NO WEATHER'

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"It all went white"

That's selective memory loss, he must've glanced branson making the "wanker" hand sign to everyone else while he was making his hipster-speech and blocked out the criticism, as they are wont to do

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BBC offers briefest of teasers for the next Doctor Who

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Nice

With that outfit I'm wondering if they've stopped trying to copy Tom Baker and if they've decided to go for a bit of Jon Pertwee :D

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Drone's drug airdrop mission ends in failure for Irish prisoners

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Re: The anti-helicopter wires it hit

I was just about to post that :)

I've been to that prison (not as an inmate)

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BOOM BOOM: Dixons fires the human cannon

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Ah Dixons

I was actually using my Dixons branded tape deck yesterday for the Spectrum

I had no idea they were still in business and therefore my impression of them is as a wonderful company who take a direct hand in loading manic miner for me

that tape deck will outlive them

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