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* Posts by g e

2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Gmail, Outlook.com and e-voting 'pwned' on stage in crypto-dodge hack

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FAIL

" change your password without re-typing the old one"

Ahhh Microsoft.

You're so mercifully free of the ravages of Best Practice

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Ministry of Fun launches news quiz - and the BBC is in its sights

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Well if you discount 'The Truth'

Then yeah, I'm getting too much news, in fact.

I'd rather at least some was the truth instead of the Noam Chomsky-esque version, though.

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Snowden's XKeyscore revelations challenged

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Oh well that's alright then

If XKEYSCORE doesn't collect data and is only a tool for querying the database we obviously have nothing to fear.

Except of course the tool that isn't XKEYSCORE which is populating that DB in real time, of course.

It would seem we're rapidly approaching the point beyond which the NSA actually give a shit about people being aware of certain things for one of the administration's pet journos to trot out a sad 'debunking' of this sort.

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WikiLeaks: Manning guilty verdict sets 'dangerous precedent'

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Mushroom

"violated the public's trust"

Fucking hubris overload or WHAT.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

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Re: The purpose of Surface

And they're heavy, too, esp (the office Surface) compared to a Galaxy Note 10 which we have at home.

Not to mention touching areas off the screen being a very odd way of carrying on with an interface.

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Egad! Could Samsung be CHEATING in Galaxy benchmark tests?

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Re: Apple

Surely an Apple benchmark would olny be really relevant to another Apple product unless anything else uses the same chips+architecture ?

And all Appleists need anyway is to be told it's faster so yep, no point benchmarking.

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You sure do done got that nail thar hit right upon its head, yessir.

While we're at it... 'Do you got xxxxx'

For %$£&*%$'s sake that's PAST TENSE. It's do you HAVE xxxx, not 'Do you "did acquire" xxxx'.

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Beam me up? Not in the life of this universe

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Re: Heisenburg

And a buffer that takes a long time to degrade. Just in case.

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UK economy to lose £198m if BBC and pals lose EPG slots - Ministry of Fun

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Really. £198M ?

That's about what they spunk on EDS/HP/Whatever they're called today for a bloody meeting, isn't it?

Facepalm.

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Oracle deploys lawyers against Solaris fix-it duo

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It's almost as if...

Oracle has become tired of existing.

Hope it has.

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Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet

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Re: What I wonder

Do they even know a takedown has been issued?

Is there a published list other than what Google makes available, wherever that is ?

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Re: I would have taken the pages down ...

And hopefully Microsoft would fire a lawsuit at the perpetrator which cost them enough to re-evaluate their business model.

Thereby doing everyone a small favour.

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New in Android 4.3: At last we get a grip on privacy-invading crApps

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I've been asking Google for something like this for ages.

Glad they finally listened to me, all those emails beginning 'Do you know who I am?' must have finally paid off.

Irony/Sarcasm icons required.

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Re: Google Switch

Until you install Facebook, presumably, which will try and grab anything it has half a chance of getting.

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Assange™ names a Senatorial stand-in

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If he were a senator though

Would he not get diplomatic immunity ?

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Chromecast: You'll pop me in for HOT STREAMS of JOY, hopes Google

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Re: Shame it's HDMI 1.4

Surely HDMI standards specify how to deal with fallback to older interfaces?

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Re: Android

Netflix.

Which means my non-smart bedroom TV can now do Netflix where my XBMC Pi can't.

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Via USB from a computer

My my reasonably obvious guess!

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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Re: God I love the Justification....

"What is this 'Rest of World' of which you speak?"

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I'm fairly sure GCHQ would say

We are GCHQ.

We don't "justify"

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Google buys speech rec patents from SR Tech

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Re: WTF?

Looks like it, for all the world, yeah! And Google paid for it, too.

Even as a contractor I still think I'm in the wrong bloody job sometimes, I need to learn how to milk snakes for oil.

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WTF?

Turn speech into text. Already done elsewhere.

Search for stuff based on text string. Pretty sure this has been done elsewhere *smirk*.

Joining the two together is somehow unobvious and patentable?

Peeling a banana. Eating. I shall now patent the process of peeling a banana and eating it.

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Google Reader replacement 'Old Reader' crashes

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Holmes

Data Management 101

COPY, don't MOVE.

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New Kiwi spook law allows domestic prying

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So, you reckon, like, at the BEHEST of

U(sa) Kno Who ?

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Boffins flip optics to make booster-free superfast fibre

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Is it just me or...

Do the Aussies seem to have an preternatural affinity for all things quantum and opto these days?

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Village-swallowing MUDCANO was no accident, say boffins

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They dug too deep

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

And so forth

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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Holmes

Which is all OK until you consider

Is the blocklist a centralised gov't controlled DB of stuff?

In which case expect scope creep, especially as soon as Big Meeja start backhanding their pet politicians (as then they'll no longer need a court case per block) and that's just one example of where it'll all turn to shit.

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Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

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Re: American logic

I think that's just why they say they're having another war.

It's just a pretext for what they actually want.

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Devil

As an atheist...

I explain things thus to religious types:

You know how many many years ago people would throw stones at the moon, shout & wave spears at solar eclipses to drive off whatever was 'eating the day'? You know how we look back on those ancient civilisations and smile yet we understand how, back in those superstitious and unenlightened times, they might come to think those things and hold those beliefs?

That's how atheists look at you.

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Ubuntuforums.org cracker promises no password release

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Ohhh so s/he's doing us a _favour_

Well that's just dandy then.

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Re: Surely ISPs are all for this really.

Lovedrive at a guess?

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I wonder if 'Bianca Beauchamp' will be a banned term

Enjoy.

Or not.

As you please while you yet have a choice ;o)

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Re: Public Servants Filtered?

They'll have the inverse filter.

Only kink and kiddie porn.

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Mushroom

The ISPs have rewired everything

Like every device in your house has a separate bloody internet connection from your ISP.

Further evidence that that utter twunt and dangerous jackass Cameron has fuck all clue what he's talking about.

Or is intentionally spouting lies and bullshit.

Or most likely BOTH

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Fixed it for you, David

the "corroding" influence of The British Government on the hearts and mind of young Britons

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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

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Re: An idea...

Or sign only for physical distribution and negotiate the digital distro with the endpoints themselves.

I'm sure management co's of the likes of Queen, Floyd, U2, Iron Maiden, etc could do that if it suited them.

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Re: Nearly Zero.

Aren't those rates set by the record co's though?

Spotify will pay the least it can as that's good business but it's incumbent on those licensing it to work in the interest of their artists. At least superficially.

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Ah but

is that possibly not more down to their publisher rather than the act itself, except in the cases of peole like Coldplay et al ?

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Middle America pulls up sagging pants menace, belts repeat offenders

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I still dont get it though

Why pretend you're dressing like a prison inmate who's advertising the availability of their arse for a bout of rough man-love in the laundry (or wherever's handy).

Or does it mean something so more subtle that's it's beyond the ken of folks who don't do it?

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Ubuntu forums breached, 1.8m passwords pinched

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@David W

I bet Lacroix hangs out in #Perl on Efnet (that's on IRC to the rest of us), cynically telling people who've already searched everywhere else to 'go RTFM you moron and stop wasting our time'.

When after all, #perl is a last bloody resort anyway for Perl clues because of the social dysfunctionals that inhabit it exhibiting precisely that dickhead behaviour.

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@AC & chums

I note we're still awaiting enlightenment from your vast IT experience(s) on what the replacement ultra-secure OS should be.

Well, you've had enough time to at least get to Wikipedia...

My money's on someone touretting 'MacOS' or 'BSD'. In which you've failed cos I said them first even though I'd use neither. So there.

Pints for everyone bar you.

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

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Big Brother

"put off calling government phone numbers altogether"

Does anyone ever wonder if that may be the point?

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Premier League boots footie-streaming site off Blighty's interwebs

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VPN

Meh.

Not that you'll every find me watching football anyway though I believe quite a lot of people do. Whether there's any demographic intersection between people who know what a VPN is and footballists is another matter, mind you.

All for starving greedy companies of revenue, all the same.

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ACLU warns of mass tracking of US drivers by government spycams

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ANPR

Glad the UK was able to share something back to the US

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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He missed a trick there

I have auto-sweep set up on my PP account ;o)

(At least that's how I remember having set it...)

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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"Operated within the law"

Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone...

Ahhhh politicians, they always want to EAT the cake as well....

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Ad man: Mozilla 'radicals' and 'extremists' want to wreck internet economy

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Holmes

Or, alternatively

You could accept, with grateful humility, your good fortune to have sold this much snake oil already and give the yacht a polish.

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Botch Tuesday: Redmond frags video codec

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FAIL

You'd think, though

That they would test against software as well known as Camtasia or Premiere or Vegas Video, etc

Instead of Meejaplayer, or nothing.

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Is your Apple gadget made of human misery and eco-ruin?

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Re: ?

Quite possibly FotE not feeling relevant enough so generating some noise to remind people they exist, too

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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Re: Old News ......

IIIIIIII'M ASPARAGUS !!

I'M ASPARAGUS AND SO'S MY WIFE!

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