* Posts by Graham Marsden

5196 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007

Pirate Bay co-founder JAILED for three years after massive CSC HACK ATTACK

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Re: Works for me

Apart from the AC OP, did two other people *really* miss the sarcasm?

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Childcatcher

Re: Works for me

Yes, we should bring back Hanging, Drawing and Quartering...

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

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Meh

I'll score you a Miss on that one...

... Because they could have done so much better had Missy been The Rani.

Oh and, PS, Dr Skarosa? Knock off the SA and what planet name do you get...?

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Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a MEGA SPY? Answer: Yes

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Well of course...

... after all, who else is going to protect us from all those paedo-terrerrist-drug-dealers out there?

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Google’s dot-com forget-me-not bomb: EU court still aiming at giant

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Re: Google goes into Kevin the Teenager Mode

1) I, for whatever reason, take exception to Adam 1

2) I create a whole load of pages on "bullet proof" hosts and those in countries which are beyond reach of libel laws saying that Adam 1 is a crook, a thief, a kiddy-fiddler, a drug dealer, a terrorist etc etc etc.

3) Search engines start indexing them to the extent that anyone who ever searches for Adam 1 sees all *my* pages first.

4) Adam 1 says,,,?

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Google goes into Kevin the Teenager Mode

You want us to stop linking to oudated and incorrect results with *all* our search engines, not just the one that has your country at the end of the domian?

That's *SO UNFAIR*!!!

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NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM

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Alien

Hello, we believe...

... that someone at this Aerospace Launch facility may have been involved in a crash sometime in the last few years...

Messrs Xylp!c, q'Ptrach and f*t@ng.

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Inside the EYE of the TORnado: From Navy spooks to Silk Road

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Re: Guily of running a TOR node

Ah, but it's always different when *they* do it.

One law for us...

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China lunar mission readies for return to Earth

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Re: Probably fake

At least it hasn't hatched yet...

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Rise of the machines: Silicon Valley hardware store to deploy ROBOTS for customer service

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Can you show me where to find razors?

By your command...

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Amazon wants YOU to LOOK OVER its BOOKS – its slush pile, that is

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We see no way in which this could possibly go wrong...

So go ahead and suggest lots of books published by Hatchette...

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Painfully trendy: Someone just spent $200k on ebola.com

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Ebola?

Didn't they open for Anthrax at Wembly Arena?

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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I have a representative here...

... from the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation...

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@i like crisps - Re: I don't think there's anything to worry about..

ORLY...

"Would you like some toast? Some nice hot crisp brown buttered toast...?"

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Doctors urged to adopt default opt-out approach to care.data scheme

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Re: It's *our* data, not theirs

They can make money out of it...

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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Re: Well we all know

Still better than getting blasted by a bored Klingon Captain...

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Reg hacks see the woods or the trees In the Forest of the Night

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@Passing Strange

"on a planet of 7 billion people, the pivotal individual just "happens" to be a pupil at Clara's school?"

Yes, just as Aliens keep invading Earth and, especially, London (unless it's Cardiff). It's cheaper. It's Dr Who, it happens all the time. Just learn to live with it.

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SKYPE has the HOTS for my NAKED WIFE

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My webcam...

... has a built in cover which I only open when *I* want the camera to work.

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Re: Webcams are vitaly important

ITYM "If you are a politician sending pictures of your wedding tackle hanging out of your pyjamas"...!

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GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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"use pseudonyms in order to hide their identities from each other"

But, I have little doubt, *NOT* from Facebook who will be monitoring and tracking and recording everything you do and say to monetise you, the product...

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Whisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator

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@VinceH

Ah, the hypocrisy!

Those who have trotted out the "I have nothing to hide" nonsense and were quite content to allow other's privacy to be violated now find out that they *do* have something to hide after all...

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Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

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What about....

.gullible

.moneymaking

.scam

.suckers

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Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries

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Boffin

A whole raft of ridiculous new words

Some people look on in Amazement at this Barefaced Blanket of Madcap Gossip put before our Eyeballs.

They think that this Dauntless Outbreak of Excitement is Obscene and the Remorseless Besmirching of our language with these Fashionable words is Equivocal at best as it Panders to Worthless Critics and makes them want to Rant.

Words Shakespeare Invented

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In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web

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Re: And on November 28th....

Don't forget the colour and pattern on the carpet...

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Re: And on November 28th....

But first they've got to decide on the *shape* of the table...

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

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Re: No real sounds from Mars ?

The chances of any sounds coming from Mars are a million to one...

Ulla! Ulla!

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Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data

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"to safeguard customers' privacy"

... From the US Government. Not from their company...

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Oh...

... you mean it does what the Message Filters I already have set up in Thunderbird do which allow me to file messages into sub-folders of my inbox?

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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@Kristian Walsh - Re: Strap on time...ahem

Although I do occasionally read XKCD I've not read them all, so I'd not seen that one before.

I read that joke on a forum some years ago, but thanks for the pointer.

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Re: Total ThermoWristial War!

"Six, Two and Even, Over and Out."

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Re: Strap on time...ahem

Ah, yes, the Microsoft guy who writes their "Time remaining" code was due to visit, but he was running late so he phoned to say he'd arrive in 30 minutes, no, two hours, no, wait, ten minutes, err, perhaps tomorrow...

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: razorfishsl

> the reflexive response of the paranoid is to blame the CIA?!?!?

No, the reflexive response of Matt is to miss the irony...

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The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?

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"To be good at Computer Science you need Maths and Physics"

ORLY?

I could do Maths up to O Level, but A Level Maths (especially Pure Maths) and Physics were where I hit a wall.

Oddly that didn't stop me from graduating in Computing because I could "see" how to break a problem down into its constituent parts and then write a program to carry out those individual actions. No maths, no physics, just logic.

As for the "fun" bit, well I learned 6502 Assembler by figuring out how to hack into computer games for infinite lives...

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Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware

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Re: Attitude problem

> the growing prevalence of the belief that the authorities are lying to us

Perhaps if they *STOPPED* lying to us, then, we might actually start believing them.

(Yes, I know, it's a silly idea...)

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No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

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One for...

... El Reg's Special Projects Bureau?

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'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

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Whatever next...?

Threatening to prosecute and jail someone for a joking comment about blowing up Robin Hood airport?

Nah, that's ridiculous, it would never happen...

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SCREW YOU, EU: BBC rolls out Right To Remember as Google deletes links

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@steogede - Re: Don't often find myself praising the BBC

> I don't understand the phrase "sticking to the letter of the law, rather than its spirit".

I suggest you try reading some of the stories on El Reg of the way that laws which have been passed, ostensibily for the purposes of "anti-terrorism" such as RIPA have been used (or abused) by Councils to spy on people, let alone people who have been jailed, again under anti-terrorism legislation, for simply refusing to hand over their passwords.

I don't know whether those laws were written with, shall we say, deliberate incompetence, or whether their drafters *really* didn't think about how they could be used, but open-ended legislation that give TPTB carte blanche to do what they like is not good for our liberties.

Now do you start to understand?

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Re: Don't often find myself praising the BBC

> If there was a reference to the information in a book should we start burning the books?

Oh good grief.

Find a better Straw Man to knock down. Please...

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Re: Don't often find myself praising the BBC

You miss the point that Google is being deliberately bloody-minded by smugly claiming to "do the right thing" whilst sticking to the letter of the law, rather than its spirit.

If someone has not committed an offence and *was* doing something in private (the Mosely case you cite is a perfect example) then that information should *NOT* be made available through searches, something which is entirely different from the cases of the IRA members who were caught, tried and convicted according to the law.

Google are just messing around and playing silly buggers to try to undermine the law whislt pretending to obey it.

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Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ – NOT Snowden

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@Matt Bryant - Re: Suckerdog Looking forward to seeing this

Of course *you* have never been personally affected by Ebola or the beheading of hostages, so from *your* perspective you have nothing to worry about, do you?

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'Dancing Jesus' file-sharer found guilty

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Re: What is this, punch the monkey?

Yep, AdBlock Plus isn't just good for blocking annoying adverts!

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Re: Homeland security

Don't you know? Copyright Theft funds Terrorism!

You can tell by the number of acts of terrorism Mr Dancing Jesus committed...

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Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug

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Re: Great, but...

> perhaps the people who have downvoted me would care to explain *WHY* they did so?

Clearly not...

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Re: Great, but...

Ok, perhaps the people who have downvoted me would care to explain *WHY* they did so?

Two simple questions: 1) What good is having a vaccine if you don't have the medical staff on the ground to administer it? 2) Do you really think that Western volunteers are a long term solution?

And a follow up: Once you have those staff, you can improve medical care for all the people who need it. Do you think that's a bad thing??

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Great, but...

... perhaps he could also consider donating a similar sum to provide funding for decent health-care in Africa, parts of which, such as Liberia, have one Doctor for every 100,000 people...

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Australian spookhaus busted for warrantless tap of own phones

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Quis Custodiet....

... Ipsos Custodes?

Well know we know, they're watching themselvs!

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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

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Re: A bit heavy?

Don't start something...

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Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet

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Oh, but really...

... governments have *so much* experience of running things like this! And they never get it wrong or screw up, do they? And they always respect the rights and liberties of their citizens, don't they? And they never pass laws which are solely to benefit rich donors or...

... excuse me, I can't type any more due to excessive cynical laughter...

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Something ate Google's 8.8.8.8 at about eight in Asia's evening

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Don't you just...

... 'ate it when that 'appens...

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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"Giving up the gaspers" - Prior art

Stogie as used by Sam Slade (that's S-L-A-Y-E-D to you) from Robo Hunter in 2000 AD :-)

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