* Posts by Antonymous Coward

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Re: Balance

@ AustinTX

I believe someone else once thought the same. A long time ago.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin 1755

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Re: "He should come home to the United States...

"...and be convicted by an authoritarian regime!"

FTFY!

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Re: time to step in

I'll see your angels and raise you a hundred million or so "alien abductions"

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Unhinged Linux backdoor still poses a nuisance, if not a threat

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Re: El Reg spreads anti-linux FUD...

a cross-platform nasty capable of infecting both Windows and Linux machines.

Odd that the Windows angle didn't garner more than a glancing mention. How effective is it on that other targeted platform? Are Windows trojans (earth to Reg: That aint what a "backdoor" is) really so passé that we can't even be bothered to type about them any more?

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MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

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Re: I've always wondered....

> Massless does not save it from a black hole (which stops even light).

Light has mass. As do all the other sizes of photon.

p = mrel v

...except when they're resting but you're not going to escape a black hole while resting.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

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Methinks the self-confessed penchant for sniffing about other peeps' WiFi goes a long way to explaining it

>:-)

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Slippery, slimy find: LEGGY, WRIGGLY fossil shows SNAKES weren't legless. Or ARMLESS

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Re: I, for one, welcome...

Pretty sure you'll find "the lizard people" as we call them these days are still very much alive and thriving in their niche as grand overlords of our species.

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Much more Moore's Law, as boffins assemble atom-level transistor

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"12 positively-charged iridium atoms"

Um, that'll be "twelve iridium ions" then.

What an egregious waste of letters.

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GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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Re: His "Herd" of developers?

What have you been sniffing? -------------->

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Re: Does not compute!

Who's this Shirley you're talking about? Surely Shirley should have been surely.

Fur Shir

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I think you'll find that just as often applies when you are paying for it.

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Re: Can also confirm more false positives in spam

"I hope this is just an ordinary regression and it goes away."

I have a feeling that this has just become an extraordinary regression and will go away very, very quickly.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: So what's new here?

Westminster Weasels are cold blooded.

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Apple and Samsung are plotting to KILL OFF the SIM CARD - report

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Re: And the carriers smile

And when I hit the button on my iPhone 7 that says "remove virtual SIM card" then what association will my unlocked phone have with that operator?

...and there you have it AC: If your manufacturer walled up its garden as thoroughly as it and the networks would like to do, it would risk driving its revenue to the other manufacturer.

Time to form a standard shunning cartel then.

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Re: And the carriers smile

Right... "Go to the feature that changes your virtual SIM card, enter your password, scan a one-time QR code to change carriers, and then confirm on-screen that you want to change your carrier to the one you just scanned."

I'd rather swap a SIM.

This is getting more and more like the sales pitch that accompanied replacing (not augmenting - REPLACING) our simple BIOS protection jumpers with an _NSAKEY which allows unimpeded REMOTE pwnage by whomever it is who holds the private counterpart to said key.* Certainly more convenient forsomeone but a total clusterfuck for the rest of us.

GIVE ME BACK MY BIOS JUMPER

GET THE HELL AWAY FROM MY SIM CARDS

Also, why is there an AC scampering about this thread spewing crap about what a joyously salubrious innovation this is and giving the rest of us a single downvote? Is he supposed to be one of those "super influencers" I've read about?

*and everyone else who's bothered to unpick the crapto

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Re: The best bit is....

Yes it does. Infected ad networks are, in fact, a thing.

Indeed.

As are MiTM injection attacks. They're very much a thing too.

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Re: The best bit is....

> I wonder why the downvotes.

Perhaps they simply enjoy being pwned?

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Lawyer brands client 'small penis asshole' before challenging him to a DUEL

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Re: Nanny state gone mad

I have no idea why I clicked on that link!!!

I think I might be able to answer that

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Re: Mixed metaphors

"Isn't there some grammatical rules.."

Irony alert!

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Nanny state gone mad

Erm, why on earth did you feel the need to censor "asshole" Reg?

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Wi-Fi Alliance ushers in new era of intrusive apps

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I'm imagining Christmas eve becoming a seething throng of defeated looking shoppers accompanied by what sounds like the aftermath of a power-surge in a synthesizer factory. Each completely deaf to the incessant cries of their miracle phone.

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Ex-MIT prof jailed for 'making experimental film' about bank robbery. In a bank. Without saying it was a film

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Couldn't make it up!

That has to be the best (worst) defence for bank robbery ever!

Presume no firearms/violence involved as only a year inside, so a toast to the demented audacity --->

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Microsoft nixes A-V updates for XP, exposes 180 MEEELLION luddites

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Re: People still use Vista?

It's deeply disturbing what people get up to in the perceived privacy of their own homes. Still, as long as they aren't hurting anyone else...

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The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defence act

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Re: Balanced article

Very balanced.

+1 for use of "HM the Queen"

-1 for abuse of "meters" when attempting to discuss measurements rather than measuring instruments.

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Cell division: The engine of life – and of CANCER. Now some of its secrets are revealed

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Superb but superfluous?

I fancy old Reg made a rather fine job of the article altogether.

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'Ugly Reddit commentards made me doubt humanity'

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Re: That's why you never read the comments, Ellen. Take it from us. ®

Don't fall for it! It's a just ploy to lull us into a false sense of security. The narcissistic twats spend their whole pathetic lives skulking about down here and the moment they see something honest they hit the big red [EADON] button. Be afraid...

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

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LINKS TO OR FROM OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

This Site may contain links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which TO2015™ does not control.

I wonder if they obtained written permission for each of those links. Hypocrisy, we've heard of it.

Any chance of a wee linkie to the lawyers' website Reg? So we can all have a good laugh at them wot done it.

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Re: Seems Fair

I think you'll find no-one’s in trouble

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PC sales go OFF A CLIFF to under 300 million a year

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WTF?

Gartner's blaming Windows 10 for the slowdown: the firm reckons buyers are holding on to their cash before the OS drops, in order to buy machines with Microsoft's new baby pre-installed.

Despite the extremely loudly publicised free "upgrade"? Fawn on, Gartner.

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

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Re: Bad marketing El Reg

Erm, It was an article about the desktops. There were even some helpful clues to this in the title:

Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

Need a slim-line work environment? We recommend the best

If you want to look at pictures of wordprocessors or mackerel or whatever then perhaps you should look for them somewhere appropriate? Perhaps Inshore Anglers' Monthly has an article to interest you?

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Don't touch this! Seven types of open source to dance away from

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Re: Odd

Quite.

Along a similar vein, I've found diversity of contributors to be *far* more telling than quantity. Just because some corporation happens to be condescending to "support" some project now doesn't mean it won't hesitate to drop that project in a flash, whenever the whim might arise... and all that's usually left is some ghastly morass which no-one else on earth wants to touch. I suppose this was the gist of the article's point 2 but somehow is seemed to get buried among all that "it's all about the money" guff. It's *all* about the leadership. Not meaning to sound socialist but a healthy (well-run/exciting/productive/enjoyable/whatever...) open source project seems to attract a broad "community" of developers - to such a striking degree that diversity seems to be an extremely reliable canary.

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Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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"If the mammoths have died out then it's because they are no longer best suited to their environment" then they'll only survive in small carefully managed populations like zoos and reserves. So what's the problem?

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Re: Let 'em loose in Russia

>"I thought Putin rode one to the Kremlin each morning - sure there's a picture somewhere...."

That was a picture of him carrying an injured one to the Moscow zoo

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Re: I want to say no...but

"...you've more or less fscked yourself with carbon emissions..."

What the hell have you been smoking? BBC?

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Re: I'm alive!

Its surrogate mother (cousin elephas maximus) will have perfectly current immunity. As will her offspring. Provided inter-species rejection weirdness doesn't necessitate excessive immunosupression during gestation, one might suppose.

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Re: Hell Yes!

Of course!

To me this announcement smells like a ploy to undermine his rivals.

Huge PR splaff: "I could do it any time I wanted. I just don't wanna. Honest"

What are the odds that a Russian team is much closer and in the midst of a final round of fundraising?

( Definitely red for Mammoth. I'll have mine served blue, with fava beans and a nice chianti, please. )

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Tin foil hat icon

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Re: Tin foil hat icon

They won't let you have one for that reason.

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Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

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Re: NHS

Expect they had the very best (most expensive) "consultants" in to cook up that little nasty.

Kill it. Kill it with fire --->

("It" being "RiO" not the NHS, obvs)

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Rosetta spots potholes IN SPAAACE: Someone call the galactic council

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For Christ's sake NOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...................

Shut the hell up! Do NOT notify the galactic council! Next thing we know they'll be putting in a hyperspace bypass and that would NOT be good. Not good at all :o|

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Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

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How it should be done

Of course, if the protocol itself wasn't a congenitally dysfunctional clusterfuck by design it could have been implemented in more like 600 lines of C... which could have stood a sporting chance of actually being secure... but it's still nice to see a decent stab being made at moving in the right direction... for once. --->

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Microsoft rushes out latest Windows 10 build. 300 fixes? Pff, whatever

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Re: Absolute Morons

The RICHTO has been deployed into this MSFT priority thread.

That RICHTO is out there! It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until we've all received one downvote.

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How can this be?

I also thought* that yesterdays build was free of "significant_known_issues"... ah! I see.

*OOPS, I lied. of course I didn't. The most recently CONCLUDED version of WindowsTM was STILL SO RIDDLED WITH ENORMOUSLY SIGNIFICANT HOLES (after being continuously patched, in-service, over a WHOLE BLOODY DECADE since being deemed finished/"gold" and unleashed upon the plebs) that it fell to bits THE INSTANT THE PATCH FEED WAS CUT OFF. My belief that yesterday's "no_significant_known_issues" build had "no_significant_known_issues" was precisely zero.

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Congratulations! You survived the leap secondocalypse

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Reg forums TITSUP?

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Re: Well at least it's not me!

Oh, boring! :(

Wonder if the "leap second" shenanigans are implicated then... timing looks suspicious.

Shirley there's a decent conspiracy lurking somewhere in this?

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Well at least it's not me!

Thanks chaps. It's always a relief when it's someone else's problem - and not your end turning putrid - I hate that.

Was Marvin Marvinned by a malformed splaff from 1980s_coder's Acme splaffer perchance??? Not pointing any fingers of course. (It was HIM ^^^^)

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Reg forums TITSUP?

Anyone else experiencing a completely b0rked Reg? Posts disappearing, votes not registering, etc?

Coincidentally(?) the Vulture seems to have flown to a new nest in the tropical cloudfronts of Costa Rica (190.93.254.21 and 190.93.255.21 here)

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Audit finds new flaw at US Office of Personnel Management

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Not competent.

Perhaps US gov should contract all this sort of security related stuff out to a company with a good security record?

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

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Re: How the heck can they sell this in the West...

There's rather more to "the west" than the land of the "free"

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Mobe encryption guru Charles Brookson picks up OBE from the Queen

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Re: Secure from the security services?

Eh? That's as glowing and sincere a testament to just how good his work is as anyone could hope for.

Now where's our friend Ross's gong?

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