* Posts by g e

3242 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Bacon can kill: Official

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'Cure?'

The only curing going on in our house will be a bit of best back.

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You own the software, Feds tell Apple: you can unlock it

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Re: Torn.....

presumably you own your encryption key?

If not license wording can be changed to something like 'Apple gifts you your encryption key which becomes your personal property and you have the right to do wtf you like with it. Apple relinquishes any ownership or rights over your key, blah blah blah' and so forth.

Not that this helps older software but then Apple could happily spin it as a reason to upgrade (again)

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Court to Wikimedia: Your NSA spying evidence is inadmissable, so you can't prove NSA spying

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Whereas one trillion politicians

As the old joke goes...

Would be a 'start'

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

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Re: We can not lose....

Beer, don't forget beer, to better lubricate those transformative wheels of Baconism

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True!

Sharks off Cornwall.

Cornish Ice Cream.

Bish Bash Bosh. Proved.

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Don't forget The Sun (no, not the paper, the thing in the sky)

Best stay indoors with blackout curtains while you abstain from eating and breathing. "It's the only way to be sure"

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Re: Sea change in "allowed" foods

Just belling the whitehouse now, they do so like a spot of Freedom From Above

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Re: Hectoring much?

Then they should please step up their action and have Darwin / Mother Nature mop them up pronto

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Re: Forgive me, but that must be a made up name

That shit they have in the US is hardly 'bacon' if I remember correctly.

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German surfers blitzed by widespread malvertising campaign

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Re: THIS is why I run AdBlock

Abso-fecking-lutely. Have beer.

I'm trying the uBlock Origin at the moment as a commentard mentioned last week somewhere. Mostly because ABP is, these days, willing to let (certain) ads through for money. Yep I know you can tick a box to defeat that but...

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UK/China cyber security deal: National security attacks still OK, it seems

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Re: Flibble

Better food from Chinese Masters than American ones.

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Strong relationship

Pah. Call it a 'Special Relationship'. If only to see how much of a thromby it gives the Yanks.

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CISA latest: Law urging tech giants to share your info with the Feds shows no sign of stopping

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Re: Two birds with one stone

I was thinking that then it occurred to me that it does seem, over the last three years or so, that MS, Amazon, Google have increased corporate activity over here, compared to increasing business, so to speak.

Makes you wonder if they're not perhaps preparing to move HQ (extreme, unlikely) or decentralise/segregate US operations as they have plenty of clever & connected staff/associates who could have seen this coming. MS's Irish data case could be seen as a toe in the water to see how they may need to legally structure EU ops to not be beholden to any presumed US law. And that's before you factor in the whole recent Safe Harbour stuff.

Just thinking out loud, not an expert, IANNC (I Am Not Noam Chomsky)

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German football hero battles Nazi doppelgänger

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The real embarrassment here...

Is being called Mr Pig-Stable, I'd have thought

Dict.cc offers the alternative 'Pig Feeder', also. Perhaps a friend of Cameron? (Even MORE embarrassing?)

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Cyber-miscreants use Brit e-tailers as personal cash machines

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Re: An intereting article spoiled by poor Grammar meaning the message is lost

Intereting (sic) capitalisation of 'grammar'

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Re: Plods?

Probably so there's a case number for any insurance claim, nothing more.

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UK MPs have right old whinge about ‘defunct’ Wilson Doctrine

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Boo Hoo

Hello. Welcome to OUR world.

Not so smug now, eh?

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Rogue Silk Road Fed starts 6.5-year stretch for nicking Bitcoins

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"Nob" Force

He'll be experiencing some of that, doubtless.

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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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Paris Hilton

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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