* Posts by PleebSmash

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Kiwi hacker 'menace' pops home detention tracker cuffs

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William Turner was never convicted of a crime, he just wanted to hack ankle monitors...

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Sony to media: stop publishing our stolen stuff or we'll get nasty

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dear Reg

Will you be continuing to post stories quoting the leaked material, assuming Kim Jong-un greenlights further leaks?

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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price mistakes

Almost all price mistakes like this I've seen result in cancelled orders. It's an exaggeration for any of these retailers to say they could go bankrupt.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

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Re: Search for "torrents"

TorrentFreak is a news organization. They've done a lot of original articles and interviews on file sharing issues that you wouldn't see on any mainstream sites. They have been blocked by workplace filters and the like in the past, but good luck censoring it from Google.

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

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Re: It's probably not what the web needs urgently...

What's more, the JavaScript code produces a horrible mess for me on Chrome: http://bellard.org/bpg/lena.html. It seems to work on Firefox though.

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So it's an all-in-one JPEG and PNG killer (optional lossless).

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Step by flashy step: Toshiba clambers up to next gen SSD

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get up

Samsung's aggressive V-NAND strategy looks like a winner to me. Greater capacity, greater endurance, larger process, and they have already increased the number of layers and bits per cell. Samsung could shrink the process and trade endurance for capacity. V-NAND will stave off Crossbar/memristors and chip away at HDDs if it can do all of the above, increase the layers past 32, and lower the $/GB.

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VCs say Uber is worth $41bn... but don't worry, we're not in a bubble

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$41bn

How many Instagrams is that?

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality

"No female ejaculation"

Islamic State of the United Kingdom (ISUK) established

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Brits to teach Norks hacks about 'multimedia websites'. 5% of DPRK is in for a TREAT

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hold your tweets

"The airline... has so far tweeted twice, the last time in 2012."

I think they're onto something.

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Re: I've really been looking forward to this movie!

Getting hacked: pricey.

Baiting NK into generating more press for your movie: priceless.

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Nordic Samuel Beckett meets Kafka meets Gervais: Modern office parable The Room

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ahahaha

"What a story, Mark"

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VISUALISED: The Golden Vulture Dropping of Excellence

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Re: Is the award...

Thanks. Your vote will be recorded, and totals updated, shortly.

I streamed my upvote directly into your Reddit.

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Sony cuff-puter to do one thing smartwatches can't: Give you DAYS of hot wrist action

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Re: Pebble?

Nope, it's the Sony Rubble.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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Re: I Thought the Reg was an IT mag.

Don't you know about the GreenVac500 list, which ranks vacuum cleaners by Pascals per Watt?

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The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

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Re: Sewerage workers

The problem there is that the aggregate of everyone's pee and poo water contains pathogens, which are apparently screened out in the NON-DIY POOP REVERSALS.

Sanitation is a pretty cool story.

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After USA FREEDOM Act's failure, what's next for mass surveillance?

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Samsung, Apple soap opera drama: Korean giant WILL churn out chips for iPhones, iPads

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wow

I'm amazed that Apple still can't cut out arch-nemesis Samsung from the picture. Good game, TSMC.

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SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Re: Yeah, right

You'll see that Google Fiber has "started early discussions with 34 cities in 9 metro areas around the United States to explore what it would take to bring a new fiber-optic network to their community."

How many regional monopolies does Google Fiber have to put to shame before the ISPs start competing again? Do Google Fiber and other entities have to expand gigabit to every city before Time Warner, Comcast, AT&T et al. will improve their services? Keep in mind that Google Fiber plans to make money while doing this, independent of theoretical benefits of more Google users or ad exposure.

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Re: Yeah, right

"In what, two cities?"

https://fiber.google.com/ourcities/

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Re: Yeah, right

Meanwhile, Google thinks it can roll out 10 Gbps before 2020.

I shed a gentle tear for the poor, misunderstood, and most importantly, over-regulated AT&T.

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'Yes, yes... YES!' Philae lands on COMET 67P

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pics

Panoramic photograph expected within an hour or so!

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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Re: it's optional

Intel tried. Their roadmap keeps 1366x768 in the entry category of 2014 laptops. Intel completely missed the phablet and ultra-high PPI phone displays (as high as 2560x1440), but correctly predicted a trend towards greater than 4K premium displays (Dell, iMac).

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it's optional

As long as I can be more productive on the laptop, and it costs less while performing better than a phone or tablet, with a better UI and a larger screen, the laptop can be the desktop. Surface is a neat idea but entirely overpriced. Just getting a stupid keyboard for your choice of app-laden tablet costs $70-130.

The $300-500 laptop range is great. Broadwell will arrive in force soon along with Kaveri's successor. 1366x768 panels will hopefully die out.

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WATCH Rosetta's Philae's SUCCESSFUL drop on Comet 67P

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Re: Fascinating viewing

Got to love the music mix though

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Mozilla makeover to boost Tor torque, capacity

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advertising

"The company was also developing an 'experiment' through it's nightly Firefox builds to establish a means to keep advertisers happy without invasive user tracking."

My guess is that it will end up replacing "private window", so the users that don't bother initiating a private session can still be tracked by advertisers. Since they are setting up relays, it seems they are all in and will make Tor part of the core functionality of Firefox. Let's hope they can get some Tor vulnerabilities patched up before it launches.

"First, Mozilla engineers are evaluating the Tor Project’s changes to Firefox, to determine if changes to our own platform codebase can enable Tor to work more quickly and easily."

Even before Tor lands in vanilla Firefox, the Tor Browser might get improvements.

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Kryder's law craps out: Race to UBER-CHEAP STORAGE is OVER

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Re: I'm old enough to remember

Fill a 2.5"/3.5" form factor with these, and watch disks, NAND, and tape die.

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Re: WTF?

Everyone to Stewart Baker: Don't quit your day job. Oh wait...

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Hans Neij of Pirate Bay arrested in Thailand

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Re: As ye sow, so shall ye reap

Yes, society will reap incalculable benefits from keeping filesharing kingpins behind bars.

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Except there were no cheap computers and Internet access, so edgy blokes had to curse the aeromobiles from the pub.

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Multi Jet Fusion: THAT's HP's promised 3D printer, not crazy 'leccy invention

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coming soon

Another exciting and revolutionary innovation from HP... in 2 years. Maybe. Along with memristors.

I read the hype about this printer yesterday. It seems very capable and a real effort in making HP not just a leader in 3D printing but making the plasticky goods that come out of it useful. I want to be less skeptical than Simon but HP talks big (memristors, "The Machine") yet the company has been cleaved in two since. Tom's Hardware claims that "Those competitors are not so much the consumer-grade MakerBots of the world, but more like Stratasys; which is to say, this technology is aimed primarily at commercial applications." I'm eager to see more ceramic/metal/circuit/cellulose extrusion in the future so we can move beyond plastic, chocolate, and pizza printers.

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Brazil greenlights $200m internet cable to Europe in bid to outfox NSA

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Re: Another reason it might be pointless

They should have spent the $185-200 million on encrypting everything.

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NATO declares WAR on Google Glass, mounts attack alongside MPAA

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Re: Great steaming hairy...

What's pathetic is less this story and more the MPAA and North Atlantic Theater Organization.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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This could have been avoided by renaming it "Al-Quida-Free Anti-Terror Network"

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Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec

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Paris Hilton

Now an HP scanner - that can be sexy.

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Re: Pretty arrogant

This would all be fixed with a covert smartglasses device, with the lens as the screen, rather than a corner screen that causes eye strain and gets you attacked.

As for romance, allow the distracted to fail. Let the few who can deliver cheesy lines dictated by their smartglasses succeed.

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

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"Worst one-night stand EVER"

"Worst one-night stand EVER" - sez who?

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How to hit the top of Google's rankings: 'Use a new dot-thing gTLD'

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$$$

ICANN made its millions, now it's Google's turn to help out the owners of shiny new gTLDs. Nothing selfish about that, right?

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Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes

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Re: Great Scott!

2015: The year we sob in our terrestrial cars, clutching hoverboards made from spare lawn mower parts and swigging Pepsi Throwback.

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Vote for us: We're slinging cash at supercomputers!

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20 Tflop

"Its latest, the 20 Tflop “Barcoo” machine, started pushing electrons in August of 2013 to feed its 70-node, 1,120-core Sandy Bridge iron."

So this sentence is describing two separate computers, then?

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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the off-ice

Maybe it was an office for appearances only, like those empty patent troll offices down in Texas.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: "so that the car knows the human is not a reliable input.”

It's the quote that defines this article.

I assume the answer is something like #3, except the car passively attempts to reduce the risk of an accident by driving slower, and will attempt to go off-road (off-cliff?) if necessary. Keep in mind this is the 90% autonomous vehicle.

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Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ – NOT Snowden

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Re: Suckerdog Looking forward to seeing this

Ebola is barely transmissible compared to measles or the flu, and ISIS is a problem of the US's own making, surrounded by enemies (Assad, Iran, Turkey, Saudis, Kurds, "Iraq", US from the sky, etc.)

Whereas the NSA programs have barely slowed down, and will improve in reach as technology improves.

Good luck on developing that perspective.

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

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Re: 2GB GPU to drive a 5k display?

Enlighten us? There's no such thing as 5K content unless you are downscaling from some uber-expensive 8K recording equipment. There is 4K video. So the 5K will be used for stuff that scales to any resolution, like browser windows or the desktop with icons. Are you saying 3-4 GB of VRAM is needed for 4K video content or... for gaming purposes on the iMac?

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Re: Retina iMac

I like the 5K stunner because I hope Intel's trickle down theory of display resolutions comes true. (1366x768 plz go)

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Disaster roster: OMG, are YOU SAFE? I dunno. Check Facebook

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checking in

"According to Zuck's spin doctors, people don't rely on the police, UN or even the Thunderbirds when disaster strikes. No, no, no. They flock to Facebook."

It's true though, just look at the social media response to the Fukushima tsunami. People "checked in" on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Retweeting the Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Disaster: "Twitter was an important social medium for distributing information to millions of people worldwide, including in Japan, with the Japanese government sharing emergency information, relief organizations sharing shelter information, and ordinary citizens posting news of their local situations."

A Social Network for Emergency Notifications: "Yeah, you know, when we first started, we actually had that in mind, because we really noticed things like Twitter, things like Facebook. During the whole Japan earthquake tsunami crisis, there was a lot-and there's also another social network in Japan called Mixi. They really were leveraging that for information sharing and posting status updates of 'I'm safe' or 'Do you know where my sister, daughter, whatever is?'"

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Julian Assange discovers Google's given MONEY to EFF

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Ouch! Criticism rejected!

Assange may have waffled on the EFF example, but he has a book and specific claims about Google and Eric Schmidt that can be scrutinized. The tone of this article is a little much.

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Influential scribe Charles Petzold: How I figured out the Windows API

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Re: Hungarian notation

Shouldn't you be sporting a shiny vulture badge?

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