* Posts by g e

3224 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Microsoft's top lawyer: I have a cunning plan ... to rescue sunk safe harbor agreement

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Re: Sounds like common sense....

Double the infrastructure ( as it's more sensible to sandbox non-eu data from eu data) and double the lawyers as now they'd have to understand US law as well for any US-originated data that may be held.

Also Co's would have to agree, under some circumstances, to be subject to US law wherever in the world they operated. Sounds like a jurisdictional trojan horse to me.

Don't see everyone jumping on that bandwagon

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Infosec workers swipe Q-tip across 'net: Ew, there's Dridex on it

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Just wondering...

Does anybody nicked abroad ever get extradited to anywhere OTHER than The Empire USA?

Don't remember seeing anyone getting bagged by the French or the Aussies, for example (though I presume it must happen sometimes)

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Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data

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It's a bit of a struggle

To work out how it couldn't be deliberate as it was being sold, not ineptly exposed...

Invoices are particularly fine indicators of 'pretty bloody deliberate' IMHO. I've never 'accidentally' issued one, for sure.

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Let's talk about that NSA Diffie-Hellman crack

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Re: The good news is...

It's the NSA, not the LAPD...

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Re: Don't worry, power will not be abused

Jenny, surely :oP

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

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Even easier

License number and only one concurrent IP address, then you can watch it from anywhere as long as you have your license number to hand and multiple people in the same house (same egress IP) should be fine to watch concurrently, bandwidth allowing.

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Pluto flashes its unusual pits

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Re: Shuddering

Fhtagn Fhtagn, Yuggoth and so forth

I for one will NOT be welcoming our tentacle-faced overlords

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GCHQ to pore over blueprints of Chinese built Brit nuke plants

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Have been watching all of Spooks on Netflix recently

Everything like this seems to creepily recall at least one episode in one way or another...

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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This ASUS Zenbook is more work than I expected

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Pimp your TV: Goggle box gadgets and gizmos

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I can recommend the Yammy amp

I have the older '671 model but it's a capable beast with 6 HDMI inputs plus analogue and composite and stuff. Running mine with Pioneer 5.1 surround speakers (it'll do 7.1, I think) and an active sub and it's a tip-top unit still for maybe 4 or so years old and it still receives firmware updates from Yammy, too.

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Nippy, palaver and cockwomble: Greatest words in English?

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Re: More words

Gesticulation / Gesticulate

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'Traditional' forms of thuggery decline in UK, cybercrime on the rise

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Banks jobs are alive and well

Though quite why anyone would physically try to rob a bank these days is a mystery.

However, that didn't stop some enterprising numpty from trying it locally recently. He got nicked when he tried it a second time on the same chain of banks in a different local area.

Still it's potentially easier to defend against cybercrime than three big guys with baseball bats, for El Reggers, at least, maybe.

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Apple may face $900m bill after A7 CPU in iPhones, iPads ripped off university's patent

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Re: Oh the irony

But at least they INVENTED the process themselves, instead of buying someone else's works to use as a money stick to beat other real innovators with

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By that standard, in other legal actions...

"An American court ruling for an American company"

quel surprise

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You can hack a PC just by looking at it, say 3M and HP

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This is far cheaper...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL_HAmWQTgA

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Internet Architecture Board defends users' rights to mod Wi-Fi kit

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You'd think....

That given the RF terrorgasm they're putting about and the long-since availability of mods for existing routers, that they'd have some fecking statistics to back up this FUD by now, wouldn't you.

That they've produced no 'unauthorised spectrum wibbly wobbly interference' figures to accompany their blatherings kinda suggests it's not happening or not happening on any scale that's even worth investigating.

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Science Museum celebrates Ada Lovelace

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And The Clash fought the law

(But the law won)

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Who gets Teslas made and throws Apple shade? It's… MUSK!

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Re: Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy

Has worked for XBOX/Playstation for years. Loss-making product is a well-known business strategy that's got nothing to do with the here & now. It's to do with the there & then possibly decades down the line.

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Re: Ferrari, Bugatti, etc.

Not much point taking on the likes of BMW/Audi/etc when your answer to their £35k car is £47k (30%) more expensive for the same or less. Not in that market, no sir.

If you thought the phone market was playing with the big boys....

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Re: Apple making a car.

Would the screen crack, too?

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FBI boss: No encryption backdoor law (but give us backdoors anyway)

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Re: Let's make a deal!

I suspect the existing arrangement is working so BO will take the opportunity to look a little less rubbish by saying he won't mandate it with that 'conversation' running along the presumably well-established lines of 'You know this security of yours, OH! What a delightful photo on your desk, are they YOUR children..?'

(Or the alternative of 'Those two hookers you used whilst on that trip to Seattle. Yeah,we have the footage')

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US trade watchdog rules Sammy, Qualcomm DIDN'T infringe Nvidia's IP in patent WAR

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I'm gonna travel back in time 35 years

And tell my younger self to stop footling around with electronics and computerisers and train as an IP lawyer.

I'll be universally despised but so minted I won't give a rat's arse.

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Google's .bro file format changed to .br after gender bother

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Re: .br is surely worse

Perhaps .TWT if it's available...

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Man goes to collect stolen-car court docs found in stolen car in stolen car

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OTOH

We do have a candidate name for galactically stupid criminals, a 'crime-related' version of the Darwin Awards...

The Carnell Eugene Butler Award

It even abbreviates to the moderately memorable 'CEBA'

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Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Re: Common Lego !!

I'm horrified by the racist overtones in this, to be honest.

That all white people should be stereotyped as buccaneering, murderous thieves and looters is, frankly, monstrously offensive.

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Top telematics: Black box helps driver swerve speeding fine

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Re: Didn't work for me :(

I have my phone mount in the car arranged to video every journey I make (well when the phone's in it, it's not a camera itself, before someone points that out).

Not cos of plod but I am a bit fed up of other people driving into me over the last few years and then lying on their claim response. Spose I could turn GPS on in the app though no idea how admissible it may be in court to challenge a spurious/speculative speeding charge. Anyone ?

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Safe harbour ruling: RELAX, Facebook and Google will be FINE!

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Re: How Long?

However, any suspension of Safe Harbour would add a bit more defeat to the data extradition now, surely?

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Microsoft, Tesla, build battery that knows how much (energy) you suck

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Re: Now

Dear Downvoter, that is we call a 'wry comment'. It is not meant to be taken as a factual statement of opinion.

(And people think *I* am autistic)

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White House 'deeply disappointed' by Europe outlawing Silicon Valley

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Re: Pritzkers statement

'Course she's heard of it, that statement was likely more for US public/media than the EU public cos we're all (medi)evil over here and deliberately attacking US interests, almost (but not quite) like terrorists.

Noam Chomsky had noted three or four categories of government labels for states like 'ally', 'friendly', 'cooperative' and 'rogue' which roughly translates to 'our bitch', 'can be relied upon with correct incentives', 'asks too many questions', 'bomb them'.

We're (EU, not the pathetic UK gov't) not quite rogue (yet).

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Re: Ungrateful!

Asked Paid for help extra military resource at the last minute

'Were' is also without the 'h' over here....

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Re: Tantrum coming in 3, 2, 1...

That's OK, we've been deeply disappointed with the USA for decades.

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Re: Bombing in 15 minutes!

If the EU isn't playing from the US rulebook then it's probably not a democracy so time for some 'Freedom From Above', presumably

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Miss Brittany dethroned for posting 'nude' Facebook pics

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Re: Not normally one to complain about it, but...

And..?

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Scary Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty signed off

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Punishable by...

Making them poor.

They don't care about getting hanged.

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Chocolate Factory plops Marshmallow on Android slabs

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My S3 / S4 did that

Factory reset put the battery life back to 2.5 days of my normal usage compared to the 1 day it had dropped to.

Just reinstalled the apps I actually used. big improvement for a fairly small inconvenience

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Australian boffins say Quantum Pentiums are on the horizon

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Re: So a quantum breakthrough

Hope NSW has a company they own to patent this quick-smart

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US tries one last time to sway EU court on data-slurping deal

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Re: Communicating with targets?

And you'd also 'Go On A List' for sticking your irritating head above the parapet

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Re: OT, (but hopefully of interest)

Probably 'hubris'.

Though I do like 'Wankwad'....

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Feee?

License, more like, revokeable on a whim.

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Microsoft gobbles Chipzilla's Havok 3D physics unit in cloud gaming play

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Waiting for the trolling of Nvidia...

"We have 235 patent claims on your software but won't tell you what they are until you pony up the cash and sign a gagging order"

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15 MILLION T-Mobile US customer records swiped by hackers

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Fox, Henhouse

See title

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Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her

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Danger! Will Robinson!

Schadenfreude overload!

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Verisign opens up its DNS

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Advertising?

Wasn't it Verisign that redirected unresolved lookups or something to adverts some years ago?

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Tear teardown down, roars Apple: iFixit app yanked from store

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Re: Good reason not to deal with Apple

Being 'a bit technical' I get, from time to time, people saying 'How do I get my phone/tablet/etc to do that, I saw it on a mate's phone/tablet/etc'.

Sometimes they saw something on an Android and they want to do the same thing on an iThing, something it may well be capable of.

Being, however, of a curmudgeonly disposition I just say 'It's an Apple device. No clue'. Sometimes, even if I know how...

Humourless fanbois please respond in the space below.

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Slander-as-a-service: Peeple app wants people to rate and review you – whether you like it or not

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Pah you have nothing to fear!

Having Googled for these two women I think I know where the Arnie got the inspiration for the 'creepy grin' in Terminator Genisys.

Maybe I'll even post that on their site under their name for whichever bimbo it is that looks like the joker.

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AF-FIR-MAT-IVE: Second suspension for robot-voice helldesker

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Re: Demoted it would seem and they expect him to be Mr. Cheerful?

Presumably if he were able to get a better job then he would. If you don't like the job you're in get another one unless you're so unemployable in which case be thankful that someone will actually pay you.

Perhaps he feels Apple or Intel should be kicking his door down to employ him and 'more fool them' if they haven't got in touch yet, because he's above looking for a new job and feels he should somehow be headhunted. Despite being about to have no job and no prospects cos he'll have a 'special' reference to give to prospective new employers, saying 'His name is xx and he worked here from yy to zz'.

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Find shaving a chore? Why not BLAST your BEARD off with a RAYGUN

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Re: interesting...

If it gets too 'interesting' Gillette will buy it and bury it.

(Though I spose this guy does at least have a history of invention so he may keep the Co private and out of their grubby hands with luck)

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Web ad tried to make my iPhone spaff a premium-rate text, says snapper

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Re: Weird..

More like just putting href="sms:0123456789" into an A tag - doesn't work on Android, they don't allow the number to be pre-filled if I remember correctly from trying this (legitimately) a couple of years ago.

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Linux-powered botnet lets rip on victims with 180Gbps network floods

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Re: Erm....

iptables' -j DROP is your friend

As is the repeat connection timeout thingy which I don't remember the syntax for off the top of my head... something to do iptables marking new connections I think

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Bill Bailey: The man, the musician, the comic, the troll, the legend

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His Metallica skit is utter genius

The sonic juxtaposition is on another level. If anyone wants to know what makes BB funny this is surely one of the headline snippets of the man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98xNx87hRbU

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