* Posts by malle-herbert

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

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Good thing...

They didn't ask him about his mother...

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Oh no Wikiwon't: Russians plan own version of 'distorted' Wikiland

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Re: Communism is officially back.

And so are the 'nuclear wessels'...

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much of the information on Wikipedia is “distorted”...

Doesn't he mean : "does not represent OUR version of the truth" ?

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Vodafone UK rocks the bloat with demands for vanilla Android

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Re: I imagine...

Yeah, but if you can easily update your phone to the newest software version available then why buy a new phone ?

The only reason to upgrade to a new phone would be for it's hardware features...

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Sysadmin ignores 25 THOUSAND patches, among other sins

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Had an idiot like this at my last job...

Only he liked to take things apart just to "see how they worked""...

After being called in to take over from this guy because he called in sick I was confronted with all kinds of equipment (servers, switches, routers etc.) strewn around the place and in pieces, just because this guy was better at taking things apart than putting them back together again !

So after spending half a day putting all this stuff back together again I told my boss that if I ever have to work with this guy I would probably give him a "boot to the head" and quit my job there and then !

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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What ?

What ? I don't even HAVE an Ashley Madison account !

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Oi, Google! Remove links to that removed story, yells forceful ICO

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Please remove the link...

To the article about removing the link to the article about removing the link to the article about removing the link to the article about removing the link to the article... etc...etc...

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Parrot drone pwned (and possibly killed) with Wi-Fi log-in

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Re : And the problem with killing a drone is?

Depends on who or whats underneath it when it comes crashing down...

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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Re: "In the past year we hired over 11,000 women globally"

They're probably talking about the ones at the assembly-lines at Foxcon...

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Audi RS3: Keep running up that hill, with no problems

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"Keep running up that hill, with no problems"...

I wish I only could...

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Sane people, I BEG you: Stop the software defined moronocalypse

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The REAL problem is liability...

Because it's so much easier to blame a computer or a piece of software instead of admitting your own incompetence !

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Bitcoin can't be owned, says Japanese court, as Karpeles sweats in cell

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Japanese banks are going to be so happy !

Now they can just steal everyone's money from their bank accounts because it's "not tangible"...

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IT security staff have a job for life – possibly a grim, frustrating life

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Re: Only with software

Are we talking about windows 10 here ?

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Playing with graphene? All the cool kids are using TIN – atom-thick sheets of stanene

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Snapple...

Snapple...

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Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

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Pay us...

If you want more than 512 items in your start menu...

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This is TRUE science: Harvard boffins fire up sizzling BACON LASER

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Re: Burn, Baby, Burn

Next stop : Try aiming it at an airplane...

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Let kids delete their online rants, demand campaigners

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May I suggest...

That we extend this right to adults too ?

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Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA's still the stumbling block

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Chat about Safe Harbour all you like...

Because your data isn't even safe right here in Europe when it's held by ANY American company...

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It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

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Re: "I can't quite make the woman in the lift fit in, though"

Cortana ?

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Pakistan wants to copy GCHQ and eavesdrop on world+dog's comms

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“Mass, indiscriminate surveillance goes against the most basic fundamental human right to privacy."

And yet, almost every farking country on the planet seems to be doing it !

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Former spook bigwigs ask for rewrite of UK’s surveillance laws

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WTF?

"there cannot be "no go" areas"...

Well... I would consider a conversation between me and my lawyer a 'no go' area !

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Okay... let me be the first to do this here...

http://www.toronto2015.org/

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Robot SHOOTS into the air with hot gas from its soft round behind

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Re: Cool invention

The people who invented this must be 'hopping mad'...

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The bucks stop here: NYSE freezes trading, blames 'technical issue'

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Maybe...

Yet another High Speed Trading misshap ?

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Beyond the Grave: US Navy pays peanuts for Windows XP support

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Since it is the taxpayer's money paying for it...

Why don't they release those patches to the public ?

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Understanding the network energy efficiency challenge

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No word on servers ?

That are sitting idly in datacenters doing nothing ?

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EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law

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EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law...

And as usual it's one step forward... two steps back...

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Online identity woes can only be solved through the medium of GIF

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One GIF to rule them all...

One GIF to rule them all, One GIF to find them, One GIF to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

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NSA slapdown prompts Privacy Int'l to file new lawsuit against GCHQ

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How can it be that the US is so much further ahead on this issue?

They're not... they just have better loopholes...

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

Nothing a simple hardware 'write protect' switch won't cure...

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Russia copies EU commissars with own right to be forgotten law

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Looks like Russia just took another step...

To try and remove anything gay from their version of 'the internet'...

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Verizon splits with carrier-led bonking and invests in SimplyTapp

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One question...

How secure is it ?

Because everytime I read the word "cloud" i'm thinking "insecure as hell"...

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New US bill aims to zap patent trolls with transparency demands

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Or...

The US patent office could stop handing out stupid patents...

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EU-US safe harbour talks are lingering just outside port, says US

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"getting judicial redress rights for European citizens equivalent to those enjoyed by Americans"

You mean : none at all ?

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Passions run high in EU parliament debate over air passengers' privacy

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Wait a minute...

Is this the same European Parliament that handed over PNR to the USA even BEFORE there was an official agreement ?

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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"MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware"

While MS themselves are still busy fixing bugs that are a lot older than 7 years...

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Crafty fingering could let Apple Watch thieves raid your bank account

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I think...

I think I would notice if someone tried to slip his finger under my watch and tried to rip it off my wrist...

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Against Captain’s Orders – a half-term swashbuckling, squash-clutching adventure

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Is it me ?

Or does that guy in the first picture look a lot like Edward Snowden ?

(Must be the IT angle... Against Captain’s Orders ;-) )

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Has anyone thought about...

Has anyone at google thought about putting this in a toaster yet ?

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Google DOG WHISTLING fails to send URLs across the room

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What about the microphone that has to be constantly on ?

Will it send everything it hears back to googles servers for analysis ?

No thanks...

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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"breakable non-breakable encryption"

Sounds like quantum-cryptography to me...

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It's the end of life as we know it for Windows Server 2003

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It's the end of Windows Server 2003 as we know it...

And I feel fine...

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Screech! Grand Theft Auto V malware mods warning

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Re: Obscure X-Men reference

You mean : IDCLIP

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Putin's lapdog? Zuckerberg questioned over quisling claims

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Re: Facebook is a surveillance platform, you morons

Paranoid much ?

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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If you can't win...

Just move the goal posts...

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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You are free !

To do as we tell you...

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Chinese cyber-spies hid botnet controls in MS TechNet comments

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

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"We’re not trying to go, like, suck in and devour everything."

No, but you would if you thought you could get away with it...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Cuy Chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig

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Looks more like...

A dead 'face hugger' from the movie 'Aliens' to me...

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What to do when the users are watching Nazi dwarf smut at work?

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And the moral of the story is :

Bosses really are w*nkers...

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