* Posts by malle-herbert

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Microsoft preps defence against the dark arts for enterprise customers

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So they got themselves a sandbox...

Inside a sandbox... inside another sandbox... inside another sandbox...

Repeat ad nauseam....

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Natwest online payments go down

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Aaaahhhhh...

Outsourcing at it's finest...

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Double-negative tweet could be Microsoft Surface Phone hint

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Speaking in Tech: Windows is coming to smart refrigerators

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Re: WHY

Money...

Selling your personal information to advertisers is not enough... now they want to know the contents of your fridge too !

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Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets recalled immediately

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Well...

It's not like this is the first galaxy that started with a big bang...

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Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief

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Re: Code could make "moral decisions" based on flag.

And who sets the flag ?

The douchebag driver who allways thinks he's the most important ?

Or will it be set by the government according to whom the car is sold to ?

That way all those politician's, CEO's, lawyers and other people who belong on the B-Ark will surely have a better chance of survival...

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OneLogin breached, hacker finds cleartext credential notepads

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And that's why...

I allways keep my passwords safely stored on a post-it note attached to my monitor...

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Re: Sorry, but . . .

Why not shoot it with some kind of potato gun filled with extremely sticky, colored stuff ?

It would stop the propellers from spinning and if you use the same ink that they use for money cartridges they can't get the color off, making identification of the perp easier...

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Pump-priming the new ampere: NIST works to count electrons in silicon

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Re: won't there be some quantum uncertainty to reintroduce inaccuracy?

Yes, that's why they run multiple pumps in parallel...

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WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook

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Re: FUCK OFF

And DIE maybe ?

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Das ist empörend: Microsoft slams umlaut for email depth charge

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Re: Please!

More like "fick dich"...

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Beauty site lets anyone read customers' personal information

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Email address only ?

No password ? And they're not planning on doing ANYTHING about it ? ------------>

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Twitter suspends 235,000 'violent extremism' accounts

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so...

They shut down Donald Trumps Twitter account ?

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Snowden says Russia ‘probably responsible’ for NSA hack

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Or suffer from a very acute case of Polonium poisoning...

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McDonald's launches wearable then pulls it after kid feels the burn

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"Step-It" ?

More like FatBit...

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Windows 10 needs proper privacy portal, says EFF

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Re: Paid option

The problem is that even if you DO pay you're still going to see ads and crap because it's an extra source of income, so companies WILL try to monetize this revenue stream for the benefit of their shareholders...

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Google hopes to sniff out OS X badware

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And here's me thinking...

Mac's didn't get virusses ?

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Ancient radioactive tree rings could rip up the history books

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Does it really matter ?

Since according to some people the earth is only 6000 years old anyway !

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Of course IAB is saying that only 1 in 5 users use an AdBlocker...

Wouldn't want companies to stop spending money on online ads now do we ?

(And they probably never heard of a .hosts file either...)

Using countermeasures against ad-infected websites is as normal these days as having a decent virusscanner.

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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

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Is it still called Software As A Service...

When your computer continously gets "Sh*tcanned As A Service" ?

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Just don't...

Tell 'em about the twinkie...

And if someone asks you if you're a god... you say yes...

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ISPs face piracy sue-balls

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And by that same logic...

The entire gun industry is responsible for every shooting that ever occurred right ?

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US extradition of Silk Road suspect OK'd by Irish judge

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Re: The Gift That Keeps On Givvinggg

It's pronounced : Ass-burgers...

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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"give users greater control over their ad preferences"

By getting them to tell you what kind of ads they like or don't like, thereby giving the advertisers even MORE personal information about themselves ?

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Private moonshot gets the green light from US authorities

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Re: Rare Earths really?

And they wouldn't really be 'rare earths' since they come from the moon...

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Mad-tech labcoat-sporters DARPA pit infosec AI against itself

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Programs hacking programs...

Are we sure we're not in the matrix ?

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VMware: We're gonna patent hot-swapping your VMs' host OS

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Does this mean...

That a cloud provider could just yank the OS away from under your application if you failed to pay for a license ?

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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"Windows-as-a-service"

As long as Windows 10 does "data-slurping-as-a-service", they can f*ck right off...

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'The box' Bones uses to fix any ailment on the Enterprise? Yup, it's real

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Re : something 'relaxing'

You mean something like this --------------------------------------------------------->

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It's time for a discussion about malvertising

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"I can't pay $12/month for every one of them"

And why would you ?

They're all basically just copying each others articles anyway !

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Cats, dogs starve as web-connected chow chute PetNet plays dead

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Re: More dead cats :)

I wish I could give you more than just one downvote but I suspect others will start downvoting your post in no time...

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Yet another useless gadget...

That loses it's functionality completely as soon as it's connection is down...

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Astro boffs to say bye to Philae lander

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I'll just leave this here :

spirit...

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All you need for quantum computing at room temperature is some mothballs

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So it's time...

To mothball quantum computing ?

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Torrent is a word, and you can't ban words, rules French court

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I think the world would be better off...

If they blocked words like :

Bieber

Kanye

Taylor

Paris

Trump

Etc...

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Boffins unveil 500TB/in2 disk. Yeah, it's made of chlorine. -196˚C, why?

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Just keep it away from water...

Unless you want your drive to turn blue !

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Ad blockers responsible for rise in upfront TV ad sales, claims report

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So it's time...

For a TV Ad blocker then...

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Silently clicking on porn ads you can't even see – this could be you...

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Pokémon Go

Away...

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Scammers gotta catch em all

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Pokécoins ?

Is that what you use to pay a Jamaican proctologist ?

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Amazingly insecure industrial control systems + internet = Cupful of nope

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Re : why these things are connected to the internet?

Because it's cheaper to have one guy sitting behind a desk at a central location than several guys in the field to fix things when they go wrong...

So the short answer (as always) is : Money...

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Teen thugs lure, rob Pokemon Go gamers

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I'm surprised nobody's posted this XKCD yet :

Pokémon Go

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Drowning Dalek commands Siri in voice-rec hack attack

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drowning dalek ?

Sounds more like The Borg...

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

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Looks like someone...

Has been reading BOFH - Robot wars...

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Forget YouTube – meet ChewTube: Strangers watching millennials eat

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Re: OK, we saw you eating

Or taking a piss... now THAT'S what I call "streaming" !

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UEFA's Euro 2016 app is airing football fans’ privates in public

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Isn't that the basic idea behind ALL apps ?

Stealing your personal information and monetizing it ?

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InfiniBand-on-die MIA in Oracle's new 'Sonoma' Sparc S7 processor

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Re: Silicon wasteland

Yeah... I wonder what 'bright spark' came up with that idea...

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Win 10 has Update date

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It's a trap !

See title...

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Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU

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Re: Biometrics all sounds great

And that's why Biometrics should NEVER be used as a password, Which can easily be changed once it's been compromised...

Not to mention all the privacy concerns when there has been a breach, and you have multiple accounts that use Biometrics for authentication...

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Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

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So...

No more Oompa Loompa's needed ?

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Freeze, lastholes: USB-C and Thunderbolt are the ultimate physical ports

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I'll just leave this here :

https://xkcd.com/927/

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