* Posts by g e

3224 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

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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China weaponizes its Great Firewall into the GREAT FIRE CANNON, menaces entire globe

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Re: Bad net citizens...

Surely if someone tells them it's hurting Big Media's profits they'll take action in a trice...

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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Re: Wristjob

@Kunari

That'd be the JizzBangle, surely...

And with that I bid you all a fine weekend

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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Re: "Users could opt out of sharing data"

But oh no, you can't have the power to revoke permissions to apps in (unrooted) Android, which is increasingly ludicrous as time goes by, especially given the popular demand for the feature.

That remains one of Android's hugest fails and irritates the hell out of me whenever something like this pops up, which is hardly infrequent.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains

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Re: Very poor show

Yep, might be a SONY Z5 (or whatever) when my S4 upgrade comes round (I skipped the S5 as it didn't seem much of a step up). My Z2 tab is *so* good I've already preordered the Z4 tab and the current Z3 phone seems have received much praise so maybe my phone money won't be going to Samsung next time round either.

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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"refused to publish them, citing embarassing content"

FTFY

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: Utter fail

It's more about his stated ostensible 'desire to do good in the world' than his personal bank account, I should imagine.

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700,000 beautiful women do the bidding of one Twitter-scamming man

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Ahhh Twitter...

"288 million active monthly accounts"

287 million active monthly accounts. FTFY.

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Own?

I imagine any MAFIAA lawyer would briskly point out that you own the physical material that was in the shrinkwrap but you license the content thereon, making you a supporter of terrorists and perhaps someone who would steal a car in their opinion, should you feel a need to make your entertainment more 'portable'.

Bollocks to them, all the same, though, regardless of their hard-bought legal technicalities.

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Cloud music streams outpace CD sales for the first time, says recording industry ass. of America

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Holy Shit!

The music industry has just caught up with 2003 ?

Awesome.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Under US law, too

Expect, if it ever happens, excessive prosecution use of language like 'Secrets', 'Enemies', 'Endangering', 'National Security Interests', 'un-American' and 'Homeland' in such a trial.

With any of the above being used as an excuse to persecute or withhold information as deemed convenient.

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'Fry-OS 8' iPhone BLEW UP MY PANTS wails roasted Johnson

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"instead of putting it in my pocket, I put it in the seat next to me"

So, despite having one put him in hospital and being frightened of them, he still bought another one? (Or got it on insurance).

Not sure whether that says more about the apple demographic or the brand power.

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Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos

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Perhaps it makes more sense like this

Hodor, Hodor Hodor Hodor

Hodor.

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“encouraging the use of weapons of mass destruction, under any conditions, is a crime"

Well, those Islamic State fundy hacker types do seem to be mellowing in their old age, I must say. Cos the US would never lie to anyone or use unrelated events intentionally build pretexts for retaliation against states they don't like, right?

'Course not.

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Paranoid Android Kaymera smartmobe takes on Blackphone

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Not only but also

It'll perhaps turn your leccy off in the dead of winter, too.

Purely for your own safety, obviously.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

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Re: Fighting a losing battle

Geeky? Really?

DLNA NAS + Smart TV - both pretty common things these days - the wifi router is a given.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Douglas Adams was right

Going to end up like the Golgafrinchams in the HHG series...

We'll get wiped out by an asteroid and they'll all be on Mars being vapid at each other as the last remnants of the human race. Are there any Hairdressers or Telephone Sanitisers in the candidates...?

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