* Posts by g e

2841 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Finally, Mozilla looks at moving away from 'insecure' HTTP. Maybe

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Thawte et al, hand-rubbing

Presumably self-certs wouldn't be trusted (or very trusted) so everyone would have to buy certs for pretty much every domain ?

Not that I find myself buying certs very often, which likely shows, but seeing as self-cert is generally a no-no for trust, Thawte and their ilk (and shareholders) must be getting the bandwagon ready to jump on this.

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China weaponizes its Great Firewall into the GREAT FIRE CANNON, menaces entire globe

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Re: Bad net citizens...

Surely if someone tells them it's hurting Big Media's profits they'll take action in a trice...

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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Re: Wristjob

@Kunari

That'd be the JizzBangle, surely...

And with that I bid you all a fine weekend

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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Re: "Users could opt out of sharing data"

But oh no, you can't have the power to revoke permissions to apps in (unrooted) Android, which is increasingly ludicrous as time goes by, especially given the popular demand for the feature.

That remains one of Android's hugest fails and irritates the hell out of me whenever something like this pops up, which is hardly infrequent.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains

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Re: Very poor show

Yep, might be a SONY Z5 (or whatever) when my S4 upgrade comes round (I skipped the S5 as it didn't seem much of a step up). My Z2 tab is *so* good I've already preordered the Z4 tab and the current Z3 phone seems have received much praise so maybe my phone money won't be going to Samsung next time round either.

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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"refused to publish them, citing embarassing content"

FTFY

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: Utter fail

It's more about his stated ostensible 'desire to do good in the world' than his personal bank account, I should imagine.

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700,000 beautiful women do the bidding of one Twitter-scamming man

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Ahhh Twitter...

"288 million active monthly accounts"

287 million active monthly accounts. FTFY.

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Own?

I imagine any MAFIAA lawyer would briskly point out that you own the physical material that was in the shrinkwrap but you license the content thereon, making you a supporter of terrorists and perhaps someone who would steal a car in their opinion, should you feel a need to make your entertainment more 'portable'.

Bollocks to them, all the same, though, regardless of their hard-bought legal technicalities.

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Cloud music streams outpace CD sales for the first time, says recording industry ass. of America

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Holy Shit!

The music industry has just caught up with 2003 ?

Awesome.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Under US law, too

Expect, if it ever happens, excessive prosecution use of language like 'Secrets', 'Enemies', 'Endangering', 'National Security Interests', 'un-American' and 'Homeland' in such a trial.

With any of the above being used as an excuse to persecute or withhold information as deemed convenient.

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'Fry-OS 8' iPhone BLEW UP MY PANTS wails roasted Johnson

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"instead of putting it in my pocket, I put it in the seat next to me"

So, despite having one put him in hospital and being frightened of them, he still bought another one? (Or got it on insurance).

Not sure whether that says more about the apple demographic or the brand power.

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Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos

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Perhaps it makes more sense like this

Hodor, Hodor Hodor Hodor

Hodor.

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“encouraging the use of weapons of mass destruction, under any conditions, is a crime"

Well, those Islamic State fundy hacker types do seem to be mellowing in their old age, I must say. Cos the US would never lie to anyone or use unrelated events intentionally build pretexts for retaliation against states they don't like, right?

'Course not.

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Paranoid Android Kaymera smartmobe takes on Blackphone

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Not only but also

It'll perhaps turn your leccy off in the dead of winter, too.

Purely for your own safety, obviously.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

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Re: Fighting a losing battle

Geeky? Really?

DLNA NAS + Smart TV - both pretty common things these days - the wifi router is a given.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Douglas Adams was right

Going to end up like the Golgafrinchams in the HHG series...

We'll get wiped out by an asteroid and they'll all be on Mars being vapid at each other as the last remnants of the human race. Are there any Hairdressers or Telephone Sanitisers in the candidates...?

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CAR? Check. DRIVER? Nope. OK, let's go, says British govt

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Re: Or those who indicate right at a roundabout and then go straight on.

Not forgetting Rule 71

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ANOTHER US court smacks down EFF's NSA wiretap sueball – but won't say why

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"Persuasive"

"It would be terrible for you and your family if these images ever found their way onto the Internet, Judge."

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BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

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"facing significant cuts in its funding"

Eh? the license fee is being reduced???

Somehow I doubt that's the funding cut that's meant

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CHAINSAW HORROR advert earns GiffGaff a slap from regulator

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So, no different, then

To your 18yr old brother/babysitter/etc renting The Thing from Blockbuster and letting the kid watch it, in essence.

Hardly John Carpenter's fault, etc

(Yes THAT version of The Thing)

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Breaking news: BBC FINALLY spots millions of mugshots on cop database

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Mike Barton looked (physically) a lot to me...

Like someone who has snout firmly in trough.

In fact I think he even had a bit of something still stuck on the end of his nose, while he was effectively saying he was gleefully exploiting a loophole.

OK for them, not for us, he certainly seemed to think he was much more equal than everyone else.

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National Lottery website goes TITSUP again

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Probably Lizard Squad

DDOSing with a cheapo rented script 733t-h4xx0r1ng it

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Zimmermann slams Cameron’s ‘absurd’ plans for crypto ban

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"Calling them wankers doesn't even begin to scratch the surface"

No.

That is why I now use 'Cameron' as the C word.

e.g. "Jesus, that guy last night in the bar. What an utter fucking Cameron"

Would be interesting to see it gain far wider use before the elections...

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Those two downvotes

Are Dave and Theresa

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Wizard of Oz OFFICIALLY 'most significant movie' EVER, says PNAS

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Re: meh

@DaBooka

Or, as I watched last night... Under The Skin with Scarlett Johansson. Utter tosh.

I say "watched".. more like scanned through on 10x after 20 mins to see if anything ever happened other than SJ getting her kit off. Got to the end though, all the same, which is more than a few films achieve in our house.

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These aren't the metrics you're looking for...

An interesting idea for measurement but surely utterly dependant on the assumption that the referenced work has been previously watched by the person consuming it?

If they're never seen Star Wars (I know, I know, but bear with... ;o) then the title of this post would simply be taken as the English it's written in with no mental images of Obi Wan, and so forth.

So interesting as an idea but ultimately flawed.

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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However I must say

That I'm at least minded to vote this year - I never really think there's anything to vote FOR in the UK as they're all largely feckless, backhander-trousering, mendacious, self-serving, manipulative bastards.

That Cameron twunt, though, he's in a league of his own to the extent I feel the need to vote.

Against him.

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GoPro feels COLD BREATH of APPLE on back of neck

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Waterproof? Ruggedised?

I think Jacques Cousteau (or his descendants) might have something to say there.

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Get your special 'sound-optimising' storage here, hipsters

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I suspect

That the results in the post were skewed by using a cheap Netgear switch instead of a nice expensive managed switch from the likes of Juniper or Cisco.

And why the hell did they not use fibre interconnects for the LAN, too?

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FBI boss: Sony hack was DEFINITELY North Korea, haters gonna hate

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Re: Yeah...

@Mike2R

Perhaps because it would be injurious to a career to say it wasn't the Norks just after your prez has announced sanctions against them on this very pretext.

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Sony-blasting Lizard Squad suspects quizzed by UK and Finnish cops

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Re: Good

Annoyed I was also, young Jedi Guardian.

Thank heaven for LBP3, Velocity2x and Pure Pool :o)

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Re: assuming he's in it up to his scrawny neck, by now...

@nsld

And 'Trojan'

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Suspected, indeed

Though I'm willing to bet he has a 10-year old brother, as per the comical Radio5(?) interview. Anyone else listen to that?

They sounded like a bunch of bored, somewhat privileged, disorganised dickheads who have problems meeting girls via anything beyond ethernet.

I said to the wife at the time, "That guy with the English accent, he sounds like he thinks he may have fucked up badly, got out of his depth. He'll be the one they grab first to get the rest."

I'd rather be him, though, than the ones that get nicked in the US-of-A. Perhaps he'll just get extradited anyway.

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Prez Obama slaps sanctions on Norks in payback for Sony hack

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Oh but the US love a good pretext

I should imagine Lockheed, Northropp, Raytheon, General Dynamics, et al are already tendering for 'work' that may come from this.

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Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

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Completely open to the agencies

Which is why I suspect MS paid that hefty sum for Skype... they got a contribution from the NSA toward the purchase on condition they neutered it, as wasn't it previously untappable before then ?

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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Re: Hmmmm...

And Snow Tigerskin carpeting

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: no great loss

You will, Oscar, you will

- Monty Python

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Re: Much capitulation, such disappointment

Except their policies probably have clauses saying you will not defame or otherwise impune the good character of the insurer.

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NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

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So presumably

The gopsters just uprated themselves from 'Corporate nuisance' to 'Terrorists' meaning they now have a whole new TLA department interested in them in the good ole US of A

Perhaps that thinking wasn't quite as clear as it could have been (or they trust their anonymiser way too much)

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Snowden files show NSA's AURORAGOLD pwned 70% of world's mobe networks

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That's cos

It's just the pretext for their powers, not the reason.

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Re: For what it's worth

And just cos...

The lunatics are in the hall.

The lunatics are in the hall.

The paper holds their folded faces to the floor,

And every day the paper boy brings more

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What a pity: Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Gov't kickback money laundering dept, in other words, presumably.

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

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Re: Just download XBMC

And use YATSE remote control for it, too, on your phone/tablet

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Samsung to boot out Shin after Galaxy S5 tanks – report

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S5.. .meh

I stuck with my S4 as it's a very good phone and the S5 was not a compelling upgrade proposition. S5 is a good phone but only for people moving from, say, S3 type devices or lower.

Sticking Cyanogenmod on the S4 has magically given it towards 50% extra battery life, too, so yeah, bloat-averse here, too, though Cyanogenmod does feel a bit basic in some screens by comparison.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: Really?

You know what? If just ONE of the whiners was actually cleverer than this guy....

Oh but then they'd easily be smart enough not to whine about some contrived bullshit they imagined in their own self-important/needy/attention-seeking little heads, wouldn't they.

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European Commission decides it won't have a science advisor after Greenpeace pressure

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Let's hope not

Apparently they get miffed if you tell them there's more sources of information in the world beyond their manifesto.

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

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Being a good person?

Eye for an Eye

Destroying the planet

Sleeping with your best mate's wife then having him sent off to be killed

Murdering your brother

(Nearly) Sacrificing your children

Death of the First Born

Ohhh... they mean the NEW Testament? My bad. Let's not count the Old bit then. Troll icon to placate anyone who thinks I'm not entirely serious.

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FIRST for HUMANITY: Fridge-size PROBOT headed for COMET TOUCHDOWN

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Re: In space no one can hear your sonar

Possibly hence the ice screws, then, doubling up as an acoustic coupler

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In space no one can hear your sonar

Sonar? In space?

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