* Posts by malle-herbert

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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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'Acts of war in a combat zone are not covered by your laptop warranty'

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Re: The user was unnamed...

Don't you mean : Mr Tony Stank ?

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IBM invents printer that checks for copyrights

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"often the technologies described never reach the market in any form."

I sure hope so... DRM on the ink and toner-cartridges is bad enough as it is...

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First ATM malware is back and badder than ever

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Meh...

Call me again when they've got Doom running on the damn thing...

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Can ad biz’s LEAN avert ADPOCALYPSE?

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Re :

You mean :

"OBEY"

"CONSUME"

"REPRODUCE"

"THIS IS YOUR GOD"

"STAY ASLEEP"

etc...

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Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

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If only...

The marketeers had consulted with some languageneers...

Then the journaleers at El Reg wouldn't be complaining ?

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Food for Deep Thought: 42 is IBM's answer to Life, the Universe and Everything...

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Re: Screen grabs

And it isn't even a picture of "deep thought" itself...

I mean, those guys at IBM may be able to talk all four legs off an arcturian megadonkey, but can they convince it to go for a walk afterwards ?

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Why has Microsoft stopped being beastly to Google?

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The only reason...

Microsoft stopped being mean to google is because they are becoming more and more like them...

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Amazon ports Alexa voice assistant to Raspberry Pi

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So Amazon wants to turn your Raspberry Pi...

Into a Raspberry SPi...

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R&D white coats at HP Inc will make corporate ID into wearable tech

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So they want everyone on the planet to wear a badge ?

Does it come in the shape of a yellow star ? Or maybe a pink triangle ?

No thanks...

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Researchers find hole in SIP, Apple’s newest protection feature

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Re: why did they have to pick that one?

PIS was allready taken ?

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Is this Romanian man really 'GhostShell'? If so, he risks arrest

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Re: My desk doesn't look like that!

I take it you've never heard of stock photo's ?

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Swedish publishers plan summer ‘Block Party’ to thwart ad blockers

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"ask for the blocker to be disabled"...

How about never ?

All this will accomplish is a huge drop in traffic to their websites...

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Apple fans take iPhone unlock protest to FBI HQ

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This isn't just about one iPhone...

This is about ALL iPhones...

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Bill Gates denies iPhone crack demand would set precedent

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No precedent huh ?

How about the 12 other phones the FBI would like unlocked ?

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NASA stormed by 18,000 wannabe 'nauts

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Can't blame them..

Sometimes I just don't want to live on this planet anymore...

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FBI says it helped mess up that iPhone – the one it wants Apple to crack

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Re: Most downvotes...

Naaahhh.... I think that record belongs to Martin milan with his 200+ downvotes...

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Privacy Shield: Data Protection Commissioners break out a six-pack

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Weasel words...

No matter what kind of agreement between the EU and the US is struck...

Do you REALLY think your private data is ever safe with them ?

Because all they need to do is flash the "national security" card and all your data belongs to them anyways...

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Uber, Taskrabbit, other Silicon Valley darlings urge Europe not to screw their business

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Re: I have no problem with these companies making money..

Yeah... but were talking about American companies here...

The ones that seem to have a total disrespect for everybody else's laws and regulations...

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Sight for sore eyes: Dropbox lands on Win 10 with iris recognition

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Indeed... like I'm EVER going to trust Microsoft with my fingerprints or iris-scan...

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AMX backdoors US govt's comms system with Batman-inspired surveillance mode

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This is just...

Too good to be true...

Finally the US get's a taste of it's own medicine...

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DARPA commits to brain-computer interface development project

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"without any pesky middle-men such as limbs"

Ah... so we're all to become like Daleks then...

I think I'll have a 'blast' driving around in 'my little tank'...

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Europe's satellite laser comms system set to shine

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Re: buy why?

Radiation shielding...

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Re: You forgot-

Yeah... we get it... you're a Doctor Who fan...

Now get off my planet...

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Bigger than Safe Harbor: Microsoft prez vows to take down US gov in data protection lawsuit

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If Microsoft really cares about people's right NOT to be snooped on...

It should give people the option to turn OFF all this snooping done by their latest OS...

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Probe launched after mischiefmaker invades US spyboss's Verizon broadband account

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How do you like...

Them apples ?

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Intel admits Skylakes can ... ... ... freeze in the middle of work

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Re : BIOS issue?

It's NOT a BIOS issue... it's a processor's microcode issue...

Your BIOS basically uploads a microcode update to the cpu and by updating

the BIOS you update the version of the microcode it contains...

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Apple buys mood sniffer AI firm Emotient. Stop rolling your eyes at me, user

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Just wait...

Until your iPhone gets fecal recognition...

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Periodic table enjoys elemental engorgement

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Re: If they happen to be Dr Who fans...

Or Gallifreyum...

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Unobtainium...

See title...

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Aroused Lycra-clad cyclist prompts Manchester cop dragnet

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Re : I trust it will be equally illegal for women to have erect nipples?

Or camel toe...

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Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre

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If anything can go wrong...

It will...

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Doctor Who: Oh, look! There's a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hell Bent

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Re : "Teenage Mutant Lesbian Timelords"...

Throw Rose in there too and we've got a deal mister !

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Re : "They never kill the companion"

Yep... poor Adric...

Alltogether... great episode !

Loved the "get off my planet"... twice...

And the high councel gets to leave on the next shuttle...

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