* Posts by herman

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FOURTH bank hit by SWIFT hackers

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Totally unsurprising

I have had money disappear in transit. The experience convinced me that money could therefore also appear out of nowhere in the same way. The system of international transfers is insecure with no/little end to end checks.

So while crooks at the moment concentrate on diverting money, wait till they figure out how to create money out of thin air, because then since nobody lost anything, they will likely get away with it scotfree.

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

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Re: January 1st?

"32 Dec 1900" Grampaw? Is that yoooo?

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Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

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Wut? No Blink tag?

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Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?

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Trannies vs Valves

I'll only be impressed once someone builds a 6502 processor from thermionic valves.

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Microsoft .NET Core update asks developers: How you doin'?

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Re: Cross platform

Me.

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Kill Flash now? Chrome may be about to do just that

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BBC

Aunty BBC will stop playing also.

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36 idiots running SAP under attack after flubbing 2010 patch

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It is not that bad - these 36 could have used Oracle.

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The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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Re: I can now recite in the NATO alphabet

The phonetic alphabet started with the Royal Navy before the 1st world war already. ICAO and NATO only came half a century later.

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Re: Seriously!

OK, have you tried to actually use ReFS? First of all, a machine cannot boot off a ReFS partirion, it also doesn't work with databases. So what is it good for?

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You can always rely on the Ancient Ones to cock things up

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Re: Oh so true (the water feature)

Bucket to catch a drip? Put a funnel and garden hose, then it will work at least till the pipe freezes in winter.

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Woman charged with blowing AU$4.6m overdraft on 'a lot of handbags'

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I think the bank is out of money. They gave it to her and didn't ask for repayment. She splurged it. She can declare bankrupt and walk away.

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Wi-Fi network named 'mobile detonation device' grounds plane

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Re: The Batman approach to labelling

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What a maroon. This guy delayed his own flight. Obviously he should have used the SSID Free Air Hostess Pr0n instead. Then everyone would have thought that it is the Pilot's laptop PC and nothing would have happened.

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Quad-core coffee table trumped by dual-Mac garden furniture

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Re: Trump

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It's 2016 and now your internet-connected bathroom scales can be hacked

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The onle problem I see with your networked scale is that it failed to wish you a nice day, play relaxing elevator music and remind you where your towel is.

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Is VMware the power it once was?

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Well, I used VMware 10 years ago and it was good. Then came KVM and Virtualbox and I haven't gone back.

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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

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Re: SO,

Simple fix - turn the screen upside down.

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12,000 chopped: Intel finds its inner paranoid

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Re: Citation needed

The way to make something successful, is to rename something old. Therefore embedded systems^W^W IoT, will be very successful.

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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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Keepass and KeepassX

I use KeepassX and it is available on all my devices - cell phones too. I can't remember hundreds of different passwords.

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Apple pulled 2,204lbs of gold out of old tech gear

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Steel foundries use scrap steel to get started. So there is a huge market for scrap. Cars are the most recycled product ever. Your new car today, may have some atoms from the original Model T in it for we know and likewise your new Android phone may some atoms from the original iPhone.

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Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing

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Re: Not yet End times

Well, Jimmy Carter is a nuclear scientist, but he is not prez anymore.

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Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it

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It will be a QROD

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Monetize

I'm sure miscreants will find many original ways to monetize the new error screens.

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This year's H-1B visa lottery jammed full in just six days

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If the H1Bs are so much in demand, then why are they not paid more than US workers? The congress may be able to fix it by charging 50% employer paid tax on H1B salaries.

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BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

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Hmm, the PA must have been very pretty. Else I can't see why you would have done that.

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Dropping 1,000 cats from 32km: How practical is that?

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Re: contents may vary

Cat, rabbit, OK, but seagull? Eeewww... Please tell us where you live, so we can avoid it.

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The real question is, are these Cheshire cats or Schrodinger cats? The outcome of dropping them would be very different.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Well, they can always outsource their IT work to India.

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Brits rattle tin for 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Carbon

So, why not simply combine the hydrogen with carbon in a Fischer-Tropsch reactor and then distribute the resulting liquid through the conventional channels?

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Windows 7's grip on the enterprise desktop is loosening

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About 25 million Macs per year is not a small number. If you consider that Macs last much longer than PCs, then the percentage of Macs on the desktop is in the region of 15% to 20% of the total.

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Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?

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Re: Which keys should I press?

Sellotape over the earpiece - then he keep yelling louder, while the other side keeps speaking softer with the handset an arm's length away from his head...

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Re: Falling like leaves.

I never experienced the falling letters virus, but shortly after hearing about it, I had a migraine which caused the letters on the screen to move around and was sitting there, wondering how on earth one could possibly write a program to do that on a Hercules Text screen... and then, the head-ache kicked in.

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BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car code

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RMS calls it Copy Left - it is quite ingenious actually if you ever bother to read both the GPL and the Copyright Act and the Geneva agreements and treaties with other countries.

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Re: Life in a Call Center

Yes, military call centres are not outsourced - guess why not...

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Some old SAP systems have default kernel user accounts. Guess what happened next?

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Re: "SAP said it had fixed the problem"

Oh, I dunno, how about the hard coded kernel user called 'root'?

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Yahoo! axes! websites! you've! never! heard! of! and! lays! off! staff!

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Re: Merging Yahoo! and AOL...

There are some floating stone fragments in a little town in western Saudi Arabia.

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Facebook's security now sexier, with killer curves

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Err... no... I clicked the link to see more elliptic curves...

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

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A big Derringer

Cool. It should nicely complement my sword umbrella, .22 ball-point pen, club attache case and flick knife wrist watch...

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X-ray scanners, CCTV cams, hefty machinery ... let's play: VNC Roulette!

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Re: Not just VNC

Years ago, I was bored and changed the LCD displays on the company laser printers all around the world to "Hamster is out of peanuts in tray 3" or similar. IT never figured out who dunnit or how.

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You haven't heard of driftnet?

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Re: NX is getting there but only recently

VNC is promoted as 'easy'. The problem is that the only easy thing about it is the 'getting hacked' part. In my experience SSH is easier and better, so it is hard to fathom why people keep messing with VNC.

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FBI backs down against Apple: Feds may be able to crack killer's iPhone without iGiant's help

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Re: precedent

As an hoonreud memebr of the ASD (Aiecarmn Dyxeilsc Scetioy), I have to aegre with yuor aaiysnls.

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Apple engineers rebel, refuse to work on iOS amid FBI iPhone battle

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Re: The end of Apple

...and they can just completely bungle the job and drag their feet and forty years later retire and go on pension...

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Lenovo's file-sharing app uses hardwired password '12345678' ... or no password at all

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Re: The fools!

LOL - I wonder how many are old enough to get this joke.

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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This is brilliant. It reflects their spiteful stupidity back to them.

I have some Win7 machines that absolutely have to stay that way - so I may give it a try. Thanks!

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Blundering ransomware uses backdoored crypto, unlock keys spewed

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My guess is it is simple retribution since he didn't get paid.

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Rust 1.6 released, complete with a stabilised libcore

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"let x = 5' makes me think of Bash.

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Military-grade bruiser: Getac F110 rugged tablet... is no iPad

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I know this is old, but has anyone got Linux running on it?

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Knackered Euro server turns Panasonic smart TVs into dumb TVs

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What is this TV thing everyone is moaning about?

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Microsoft has made SQL Server for Linux. Repeat, Microsoft has made SQL Server 2016 for Linux

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Re: Wow

It is MS doing their little part to fight global warming.

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