* Posts by knarf

175 posts • joined 8 Mar 2013

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Britain needs more tech immigrants, quango tells UK.gov

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Pssssttttt................

UK tech companies are struggling to find CHEAP people to take their business to the next level,

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BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun

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New BBC Program: MEGA TSUNAMI is coming by Passing Suns

Hi it could work, we just need some fancy graphics and a few money grabbing scientists

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DARPA's 'Cortical Modem' will plug straight into your BRAIN

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Re: I want this about as much as a hole in the head

Quickly followed by "LEVEL 2"

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Online retail giant Amazon GOES TITSUP ACROSS EUROPE

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Kindle Fire Borked it

Reported my Kindle didn't have a network connection while it clearly did and offered to run a setup for a new connection. The connection was fine but Amazon was the problem, Stupid Amazon thinking if it can't call home then it can't have a network connection.

I can just image hoards of non-IT resetting their Kindle network connections to noavail.

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Like working at IBM? Let Big Blue do the matchmaking

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Offically Approved Partner By Big Blue

So do they so background checks and get a valid mating certificate?

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Gov.UK tells Londoners: You too can cash in on the 'sharing economy'

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Re: Something tells me...

No you will find the its the RICH foreigners buying up all the London pads, they don't pay tax..... OK they do but its capped to £30K a year.

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Short Un-Assured Tenancy

So how does the 90 day rule get policed, oh I see it doesn't.

How to create more misery for the poor.

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Bitcoin trade biz MyCoin goes dark, investors fear $387 MEEELLION lost

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I can see how would work

1) Take money promised XX bit coins

2) Pretend to fold the company

3) Bit coin prices free falls

4) Buy these coins on the cheap

5) Give the punters (mugs) their XX bit coins

6) Pocket the change.

Or just run away with all the money.

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BEHOLD the magnificent lunar backside in our MOON VIDEO

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Image one

Is that not the sign of the Cybermen in Dr Who (or the Cidermen I used to call them as a kid)

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Major US news organisations to develop ROBOT JOURNALISTS

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Ethics Chip?

Will they have ethics chips ???

Mind you do tabloid ones seem not to have any ethics anyway.

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IBM jobs axe: 'The cuts have STARTED and are spreading' sigh staff

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Re: IBM Layoffs

You can be friends with them (except one) I expect

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Boffins open 'space travel bureau': Come relax on exoplanet Kepler-16b, says NASA

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I nearly went to Kepler-1984 but....

The EasyJet flight landed no where near the planet and the bus took eons.

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Amazon workers in Germany stage CHRISTMAS STRIKE

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The Workers are Revolting ?

Throw then some Cake, its on Prime!

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

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Monkey Pic

Just send them monkey pics, there are priceless according to Jimmy

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Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

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Thicker ice is a sign of increased temps

Get Ready for some tin pot science

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GT sapphire glaziers: You signed WHAT deal with Apple?

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Re: Ah Sun Microsystems!

Sun never made the move from a bespoke systems supplier to a generic box shifter, you could argue that Linux and generic boxes killed Sun, but that would be too simplistic.

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Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'

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That leaves us with a problem that economics simply cannot solve .

China solved it by fixing their currency values so the labour and material values stay the same.

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NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'

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Re: nice surface

maybe they were to tired to think of anything

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nice surface

The rover is seems to have a better surface than most of the roads in blighty.

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EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report

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Win Win for Ireland

If they are forced to Tax Apple say...20% then they get $billions, if they don't they still get 2% for doing dam all.

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

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"But, smugglers are not only reporting fewer sales"

Make me laugh. read it as "Butt smugglers"

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Unchanging Unicorn: Don't be disappointed with Ubuntu 14.10, be happy

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Utopic Unicorn.

My gran had that very sore looking

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

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1.2Kg ..about the size of a kebab

mmmmmm,,,,, kkeeeebbbabbbbbbbbb

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PLEASE STOP with the snooping requests, begs Google as gov data demands skyrocket

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Well What did they expect

They stop them hacking in for direct access and now they have to service every request.

What they need is a good SPY_API framework

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Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

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subsidies????????

How can you have subsidies of WE ARE ALL THE SAME COUNTRY

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Watch this Aussie infosec bod open car doors from afar

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Use a Brick

Never fails to gain quick entry to a car. Not unless the neds/chavs are getting more tech savy these days

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Plane grounded so cops can cuff semi-legless passenger

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Legless twice on the same flight impressive

I was once on a plane to Turkey a few years ago when a two legged women got drunk and tried to open the door at 35,000ft and pished herself (must have been the pressure). Turned out she was banned from flying for doing the exact same thing the previous year. I thought I'd never she her again as she's be spending sometime in a nice Turkish prison. Turned out she was on the return flight after a great holiday and was again pissed.

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The Therapod diet: From HUMUNGO DINO to TINY BIRD in 50m years

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Humans Next Step Hobbits ?

Well can only dream of a 3 breakfast society

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Brit balloon bod Bodnar circumnavigates planet

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Hats off to a stunning acheivement

Well done mate!!!

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Security chap writes recipe for Raspberry Pi honeypot network

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Re: maidenhead

About time it had a quick reboot then !

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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

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Re: Did you see the leopard? Are you still alive? Get in touch and let us know. ®

Did the leopard Kill YOU ? Are you still Dead? Get in touch and let us know. ®

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Its Dead Jim!

Pity the app is wearing a red security top and never seen before

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German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags

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Re: Friends ?

Pppssttt...... EVERYONE is spying on EVERYONE else, even the Germans are releasing malware for they own spying purposes.

It's not spying that the issue its getting caught.

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Re: Interesting

It's always Berlin what gives Threadstone issues.

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IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

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there's a reason why semiconductor engineers like beer so much.

Because it tastes sooooooooooo nice and makes coding easier, well it did when I was a student, a jnr, a dev and a lead.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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What ARE you talking about ?

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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What Steve Jobs didn't invent this

Come on he must have sent secret messages from beyond for this one.

I wonder if the hard grafting apple engineers ever got a bit annoyed with Stevie putting his mark on all the patents.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Re: Self-Incrimination?

your guilty until you prove otherwise.

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Rockall batters plucky Brit adventurer

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Re: Just how inedible are seabirds really?

They are still eating in many parts of the world, including Scotland, where we cover them in batter and deep fry them (ok I made the last bit up, we eat them raw).

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/25/scotland-hebrides-gannet-hunt

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El Reg is looking for a new London sub-editor

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Re: Sir

Almost any salary in London is really not nearly enough to live on.

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Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job

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Hold On

"He also agreed not to try to poach AWS staff for that six-month period, too."

Is there not a class action for agreements of not poaching staff between tech firms. I think this is bit heavy handed on Amazon part. This also would not fly in UK/EU.

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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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Future Elections

Q: So how do we win the next election?

A: Well we give FB $100m and with use 50% increase in cat videos to our targeted demographic, showing bad news to the maybes.

Q: Will that really work?

A: Worked last time.

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Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

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...and then try to run SCADA system on Windows machines - just how many points of vulnerability do you need?

Any OS is full of holes.

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REVEALED: The sites blocked by Great Firewall of Iraq

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Re: Not Too Bad

Nope it was me, speed reading it seem is not my forte

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Joke

Not Too Bad

Well at least they can still get porn,

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Israel develops wireless-malware-injection-by-smartmobe tool

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DisAgree --

Has you PC Speakers never chattered with Mobile phone interference ? This is the phone inferring with a subsystem within the PC (TV or radio) most likely the sound card. Now if you could develop this so it developed a buffer overrun on the sound system you might be able to inject data or code into the computer its self.

You also have to remember that Mobile phones are computers with a very broad RF broadcast range; so if you can find a common or range of common subsystems that can be targeted that chances are that they use the same chipsets such as USB, BlueTooth, Wifi, Ethernet. Just because they is no configuration of a sub system (eg network, wifi, IR) does not mean it is not powered, working and more importantly service by the OS.

Also think of other attack vectors such as a picture on a web site can inject code in to the client OS (very common).

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Joke

Re: Why...

First AC then DC so you get ACDC

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Get ready for Europe's ROBO-BUTLERS: Billions of €€€s pledged to electro-slave dream

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Re: I want a robot......

I want a robot to key an eye on my first robot.

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Mixed Views on this

Not good for lowly paid home helps (no job)

Good as I don't have to move to get a beer

I may never have to hover again

But maybe we should be getting more active not less.

Remember the first law of Robotics.....make money

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