* Posts by g e

3251 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Meet Barra's baby: Xiaomi arrives with a splash

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Re: With all the "spying"

Wait till the next truly international version.. MI6 ;o)

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Apple must help Feds unlock San Bernardino killer's iPhone – judge

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Re: No

Search for

Murderous

Unwanted

Gunmen

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Blighty cops nab Brit teen for 'hacking' CIA Brennan's AOL email

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"Crackas with Attitude"

I did almost have a little sympathy until I read down to their name. Stopped caring so rapidly it was almost relativistic.

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So. Are Europeans just a whining bunch of data protection hypocrites?

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US thinks Eu is being deliberately protectionist.

Awwww. Bless.

<irony/>

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Bill for half a billion quid lands on Apple's desk in Facetime patent scrap

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Re: Beers all round

It is coming...

The Baconing

The righteous shall all be NOM'd and the delicious meatiness shall abound!

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

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Re: You know what you must do.

With brandy-infused brown sauce, natch :oP

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Re: Needs to be said.

EVERY day of the week!

FTFY :o)

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Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

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Re: Whatsapp?

Although it's already grabbed your contacts and silo'd them, presumably Marshmallow lets you bar it from your contacts in the future? Though given how whatsapp works that's likely less than useful :o/

Will be good to bar FB app from contacts and location, though.

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CES tech show adds new security checks after fears of violence

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Re: Won't do dick.

Seems that the terrorists have 'won' in the US already, by a long chalk.

Assuming you don't go the false flag route which then means the gov't/iluminati/etc have won instead.

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'Phantom' menace threatens to down Xbox Live, PSN at Xmas

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By Crikey!

I therefore amend my earlier assessment, then, to:

Illiterate, Grinchy, Skidiot Morons

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Yeah. Commas.

But to Oxford or not to Oxford ?

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Re: Grinch scuzzbots.

Meh. Metal Gear 5 will play offline (seems to, anyway, lack of PSN access, rather than MGS servers, may affect it). Destiny and Warframe will be jiggered for a bit, though. Judging by my progress % and time spent, I still have about 280hrs of campaign play left before even worrying about online mode. That game is seriously large.

It would be a childish and cowardly thing to intentionally do at Xmas. Exactly the kind of bullshit you'd expect a couple of skiddies to do, in fact, rather than a 'reputable' team (irony/etc intentional) who could presumably demonstrate their 'p0wah' over the intertubes at any time.

So yeah. I call Grinch AND skidiot morons.

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Congress strips out privacy protections from CISA 'security' bill

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@AC

And when uk.gov decides to get out of EU then we'll properly be the 50-nth state in all but declaration, I should think.

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New data porting rules mustn't overburden businesses with costs, says UK minister

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Sounds like CSV exports to me

Or did I miss something

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Rebels defeat the Empire (again) by giving BB-8 an API

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Off you pop, then

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Kids' TV show Rainbow in homosexual agenda shocker

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Or the Twanger episode

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Social media snitching bill introduced into US Congress by intel bosses

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Re: It's crap

This will blow up in Dianne Feinstein's face

Oh dear, did that come across right ?

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IBM dispels the doubts and bags quantum computing funding deal

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Absolute gold

"However, some scientists and researchers have questioned whether quantum computing really exists."

Tip top!

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Dailymotion hit by malvertising attack as perpetrators ‘up their game'

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Surely....

Ban Flash

Ban JS

On your ad network. Why would you not? Oh, cos money.

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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Perhaps shut down the parts of the internet

that Trump uses ?

Come on Bill!

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Rounded corners on Android phones cost Samsung $548m: It will pay up to Apple after all

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Re: Err.....

They already made that back, didn't they? I seem to remember when the 1BN judgement was initially awarded that Sammy's chip prices went up by about 1BN... So they're probably still ahead.

Anyway weren't LG found to have prior art?

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Smut-seeding Prenda Law ringleader must sell home to pay $2.5m debt

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Re: It's nice to start the weekend...

Indeed, Christmas has come a little early!

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France mulls tighter noose around crypto

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Tracked rentals?

To be honest I'd have thought their insurance co would want trackers on them. Perhaps they're not permanently active, though, dunno how the consumer ones work.

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Obama calls out encryption in terror strategy speech

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Re: A man with no honour, a man with no decency

I concur, it's all fitting together like a nice little jigsaw. Noam Chomsky had anything to say on the matter?

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What I'd like is

For all these bigwigs to fly in planes designed by the same school of mathematics that say backdoored encryption is a real & secure thing.

A self-solving problem, almost an axiom in its way (ish)

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Yeah but banning encryption is on the wishlist

So why let facts get in the way of your agenda

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I'll even buy it the gun

Presumably from Walmart

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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You'd think an all-powerful omnipotent being

Would be able to stand up for him/herself, wouldn't you

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Facebook to Belgian data cops: Block all the cookies across the web, then!

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Boo hoo, Schmuckerberg

Exactly.

If your cookie provides security for real users of your infrastructure (even when consumed by non-users, somehow) then you built it wrong you clown.

Obviously, though, it was neither worth 250k/day nor setting the lawyers loose. Just worth a whingey-whiny bit of mealy-mouthed statement. Nothing, in other words.

These megacorps are just like spoilt little children.

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Apple pays two seconds of quarterly profit for wiping pensioner's pics

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Re: A Ridiculous Decision.

And Apple aren't at fault for not also taking a backup before wiping his phone as, oh I don't know... BEST PRACTICE ?

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Star Wars Battlefront: Is this the shooter you’re looking for?

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Re: Move along

I tried the PS4 beta recently and the graphics were sumptuous.

But that was it.

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Microsoft wants to be your phone company, at least for voice

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Re: Leaving out the elephant in the room...

Yes, Skype did become backdoored quite swiflty after MS acquired it.

Makes you wonder if the ridiculous ($5Bn?) they paid for Skype was actually funded by the NSA in the first place.

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

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Or, more simply

Make their complaint dependent upon stating the damages they intend to pursue.

Then force them to deposit half that amount PER CASE LODGED with the State to be able to proceed.

They win they get their cash back plus whatever they're awarded. They fail, the defendant gets to walk away with it.

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Italians to spend €150m ... snooping on PS4 jabber

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Re: World domination

now, of course, everyone's going to change their COD name to jihadi_jim or xxAlouitiousAkhbarxx and start spaffing mockwah speech (if cockney can have mockney, fatwah can have mockwah?) - the sheer quantity of noise as it stands about blowing shit up on a gaming network makes the idea risible, never mind people KNOWING you're looking for it.

Devil's Advocate May Cry anyone ?

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HTTPSohopeless: 26,000 Telstra Cisco boxen open to device hijacking

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Re: Is there a workaround or isn't there?

Is it hardwired as in ROM or malleable as in Flash firmware?

Couldn't an updater potentially do something like read the device serial and mangle it with the current timestamp whilst upgrading firmware and write that key?

Disclaimer: I am very woolly on keys and things

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So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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The modern answer to the Clag-Gone!

http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/1750868_700b.jpg

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What the world needs now is Pi, sweet $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

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Re: Let me at it...

Good luck with that, haven't been able to find a MagPi round here, including a WH Smiths.

BTW My Pi2 runs Kodi (Via OpenELEC Pi distro) and is powered from the AV amp's USB port so when I turn the amp on the media centre boots too :o)

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Re: No network?

There must be a USB-based RJ45 adaptor somewhere?

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Lazy IoT, router makers reuse skeleton keys over and over in thousands of devices – new study

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Avoid Zyxel then

Would seem to be a start, they seems to be prolifically lazy

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Kim Dotcom slams 'dirty ugly bully' Uncle Sam as extradition hearing ends

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some companies "SHOULD choose to stop making films altogether."

FTFY

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Cyber-terror: How real is the threat? Squirrels are more of a danger

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More about creating a 'Cyber defence structure'

You know, with network taps and fuckloads of buffered data storage with machine AI flagging and xrefing shit for you...

Coupled with backdoored encryption, natch.

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Grow up, judge tells EFF: You’re worse than a complaining child

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'not known to Plaintiffs'

Impressive, they claim to know what they don't know. You'd think the judge, based on experience here also with his son, might have spotted that one, too.

Obviously there will be some quantity of unknown 'perps' which means the number will be higher but given that they've obviously been tracking the listed perps for a while they can't claim to know that the unknown number will be 'substantially' higher of large-scale naughty folk, as you'd think they would have blipped across their spying radar simply due to the volume of their activity.

And yes, I too would think that 'unverified' would be a reasonable cause for complaint. This judge has a strong whiff of backhander bias about him.

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WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso's JavaScript admin UI

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And..?

Am I the only one that (3-4 years ago, admittedly, when I last had to deal with it) has seen the downloaded install-yourself WP core code and thought it was written by a 12-year old?

A serious question, I promise.

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'Hypocritical' Europe is just as bad as the USA for data protection

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Re: Deliberately missing the point, or fuckwit?

Precisely.

This, sir has saved me making exactly this post and thusly you are rewarded a just, if virtual, pint.

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Paris, jihadis, tech giants ... What is David Cameron's speechwriter banging on about now?

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Re: Snowdon

They could appear to themselves everyday. On Closed-Circuit TV.

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Austria's highest court mulls class action status for Schrems v Facebook

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Perhaps it's a cunning plan

Seeing as most people paid more tax than Facebook last year, perhaps the govt's have found a ruse to get a shitload of it back whilst blaming it on the NSA...

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

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I think not, dear Igor...

In this case they'll be billing a 'higher power' ...

Power. Geddit? Coat got.

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Who's running dozens of top-secret unpatched databases? The Dept of Homeland Security

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Words you'll never hear from them

"Thanks for the heads-up, Mr McKinnon"

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How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered

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Re: Android 6 Permissions

That's always been 'possible' but Google have held off from that for WAY too long as a standard Android feature. They even accidentally (seemingly) had the ability in a KitKat(?) version but a subsequent incremental update nixed it, IIRC

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