* Posts by g e

2940 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Download Festival face scan: You’re right to be annoyed, said UK surveillance commish

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Re: Shy Metaller

They have armadillos in their trousers...

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Apple's chip'n'firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

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Re: Apple's landfill chip

iCloud

iSilo

FTFY

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

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Mind you

If Disney are butthurt so badly they want to litigate until the heat death of the universe (and beyond, quite likely) then hell, let those lawyers milk them and buy yachts.

Not that I'm in anyway condoning Being An IP Lawyer, you understand, I just think Disney is a greater evil which makes the lawyers OK by comparison. Sort of thing. After all , someone has to Set The Lawyers Going.

Kinda like guns aren't intrinsically bad, it's how they're used that's bad.

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Nominet are

Getting pissed up on the backhander and looking forward to enjoying free Disneyworld access for family and friends for the foreseeable future

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Sony phone chief vows to keep losing money forever and ever

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Agreed

My Z4 tab is awesome, a no-brainer upgrade from my (still) excellent Z2. Shame about the magnetic charging dock connector omission, though :o/

Expecting to switch from Samsung to SONY for my next phone, too, at this rate (and oh, how novel, still be able to use my apps on another maker's device, chortle).

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Why the BBC is stuffing free Micro:bit computers into schoolkids' satchels

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"Play-Doh", apparently

I thought that what you did when impersonating Homer Simpson...

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Hacking Team hacked: Spyware source code torrent blurts govt customers

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Employment

How is the tech jobs market in Italy, I wonder

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WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France

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Re: Rainbow Warrior

http://metro.co.uk/2009/11/17/rainbow-warriors-are-new-gay-superheroes-559344/

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EasyGroup continues bizarre, time-travelling domain crusade

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Windows

Didn't MS get told to take a running jump cos Windows was a common English language word ?

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Re: Perhaps we need to bait Easy's lawyers a bit

How about "Easy, Stelios, easy" dot com :o)

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Blimey!!!

Sir, you shit us not!

:oD

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Re: Sleazy Grope

That greasy bloody Stelios...

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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Re: This is not about Siri....

Perhaps analyse the Apple-buying demographic ?

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You don't even need your iThing set to German to be amazed at this!

SIRI did Hitler say Nein Nein Nein to Goebbels ?

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Re: What no...

Francis Urquhart, without whom there'd be no Frank Underwood...

(although Spacey does Machiavellian excellently vs Dobbs' sociopathic elitist)

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WikiLeaks spaffs files showing NSA spied on French presidents

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And don't forget...

Empowering paedophiles, too, doubtless

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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Errrr WTF?

No.

Their marketing people must be pleased because an org like GCHQ complaining that software like Kaspersky's is making life infecting computers for their own ends awkward is great marketing copy.

Makes me want to avoid Sophos and McAfee at all costs, though, conversely. Perhaps their marketing conspiracy just collapsed?

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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Re: OMG

Wow, I've seen some shit sites but usually they're made by people with no money...

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Re: "Apple values the music makers"

So. If everyone signs up, streams the hell out of it 24/7 for three months then bails....

An interesting 'financial experiment', perhaps?

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Arkansas Kum & Go onanist did just that

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"realised he was being watched"

Like that was an unexpected outcome, lol

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EU MEPs accept lonely Pirate's copyright report – and water it down

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FTFY

many of her colleagues have been swayed paid off by the rights holders community cabals

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How to hijack MILLIONS of Samsung mobes with man-in-the-middle diddle

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Re: frame the issue

Just block the domain on your home router?

Not much use for elsewhere, but a small help.

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Re: He has given us a sign!

I've got a gourd.... ?

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Indie review of UK surveillance laws: As you were, GCHQ

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The Fifth...

Politicians.

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Awwww, so Leics police are upset? Bless.. but remember, dear Bobbies:

NOTHING TO HIDE, NOTHING TO FEAR

Right?

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

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Re: One GIF to rule them all...

Might need some form of encryption.

Don't tell Bazza 'Bama

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FBI: Apple and Google are helping ISIS by offering strong crypto

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Won't someone think of the children, too?

Never mind terrorists, it must be directly responsible for pedo's and child-abusers in general, too, surely?

Plus pretty much anything else that makes a voter pay attention to the guff the (in)security services spout.

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Apple recalls Beats speakers: Rap chap's crap batt rapped in zap mishap flap

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Re: Hmm

Mind you, I doubt they're listening to Elgar or Floyd one those things, anyway

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Re: that'll be £55 please

You'd think the actuall fucking item would be some kind of proof, wouldn't you. Or do Apple sell them in Tesco, too? (With Tesco Geniuses (sic), perhaps? ;o)

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Streisand-tastic

And no everywhere sees the images too.

I think they just enormously reinforced their own meme...

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

Android has an answer to that and it even works with the PC turned off

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

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"extremely expensive"

Whew. At least compo to the bereaved seems cheaper than redesigning shit....

Classy.

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WTF is going on with the zombie NSA-friendly Patriot Act? Let us help

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Cameron's mouth

And that crazy hag Theresa May

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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"a couple of thousand years ago"

I don't remember the Book of Brachiosaurus from the New Testament... did Jesus have any Dinosaur Disciples?

Oh, what methodology is he using to arrive at ~2,000 years, too? Hope it's not some kind of 'Science'.

RAWWWRRR!

-- Velociraptor 13:8

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Re: If they've got bone marrow

Ohhhhhh then it might EAT THEM!!!!

Unless it were a herbivore I guess but it might think they were walking plants for just long enough, their IQ fits the idea...

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Science. Pah.

I bet he has a mobile phone though, which only works cos of quantum and relativistic science...

(plus a good dash of the traditional electromagnetic variety, too)

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Re: The Nightmare

How about 'Has your preacher ever told you the sun will rise tomorrow? No, because there's NO DOUBT about it'

At least some of the more thoughtful ones might get it.

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Re: Derr.....

Unsubstantiated?

`I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, `for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'

-- Douglas Adams

(But the Babel fish was a dead giveaway...)

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Re: Got any more from this loon?

Darwin wrote 'A Book', too

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VR rift OPENS UP: Total Recall Technologies hurls lawsuit at Facebook's Oculus

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odd

That they didn't sue before given how publicly Occulus have been conducting their business.

Oh hang on, now they're WORTH suing. Now there's a troll law they could make... 10% reduction in award per year you've known about the defendant's actions while not pursuing them.

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You've come a long way, Inkscape: Open-source Illustrator sneaks up

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Re: Context

Yup. Given that there's about 260 working days in a year if you never take a day off then 700 bugs killed in 1040 days seems pretty snappy unless they have a very large number of devs.

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Hacker data dumps scrape to make huge grey marketing database

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Re: Ethical or not?

And naturally it'll have no opt-out flags pre-scraped from anywhere a la TPS or MPS. Excellent.

Yet another justification for leaving my phone to bin CLI-withheld or unknown numbers to voicemail.

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

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'New' Smartphone?

Unlike a second hand one previously owned by a parent for oh, say, 15 minutes ?

Thumbs up for Zappa (hmm... hints of Dynamo Hum in there)

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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Re: Only able to make 1/3 of a comment.

Noah & Exodus God and Kings are a bloody challenge.

Especially if you're expecting anything more than 'loosely based upon' the religious yarns of yore.

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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Re: That MP...

You can just see the bitch, gleefully dancing around the coalition corpse.

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Spooks BUSTED: 27,000 profiles reveal new intel ops, home addresses

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Re: The name's Rod, Lightening Rod

Already done by default, surely.

Just needs a buffer search

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You can now play thousands of classic DOS games on Twitter. Goodbye, productivity

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Not to mention this little gem...

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Cuntlet_1992

nuff said ?!?!?!?!

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

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Whilst on the Floydian theme...

You have to be trusted

By the people that you lie to

So that when they turn their backs on you

You'll get the chance to

Put. The. Knife. In.

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Wish they weren't here

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar - you're gonna go far

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We're so happy we can hardly count

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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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