* Posts by Will Godfrey

2365 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

ICANN switches off dot-word admin portal amid security leak scare

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I'm so (not) surprised

Never mind 'Who watches the watchers?', how about 'Who manages the managers?'

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

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If you ever wondered why there wasn't an off switch that physically disconnects the battery, wonder no more.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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Very sad news...

but a good innings, and a good well filled life. What more could one ask?

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Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto

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Re: The good news is....

They're working on it.

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Indeed so. Unfortunately this has to keep being repeated because - goldfish memory span.

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Seven months of Basil Brush on YouTube: Er, boom boom?

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It's all Basil's fault

It was from him I learned to tell excrutiatingly bad jokes. Sometimes five and five back to back, hoping to impress my family and friends.

No pun in ten did :(

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: @Halverflake

Indeed so, but unfortunately Joe Public probably has no understanding of what the problem is... even if (s)he's been made aware of it.

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WhatDaHell, WhatsApp? Student claims 'stalker' tool shows security flaws

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Disappointed

Nobody had come out with "WhatsUp WhatsApp?"

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Online retail giant Amazon GOES TITSUP ACROSS EUROPE

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In other news...

The painting in the kitchen is finished.

I had a nice walk in the sunshine this afternoon.

My coding project is humming along sweetly this evening.

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SpaceX HOVER-SHIP landing scuppered by MASSIVE ocean waves

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Well Done

They seem to be having an incredible run of bad luck, but I like the way they then actually make use of that for more science.

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BEHOLD the magnificent lunar backside in our MOON VIDEO

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Shick! Horror!

Does Ms May know about this?

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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Not necking celery

What about those of us with no 'expectations' cos we're quite happy as we are?

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IBM cuts down Amazon with cloudy 10-year ShopDirect deal

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A business first?

Someone actually understands the point about not keeping all your eggs in one basket.

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Capita lands spot on mega £5bn NHS commissioning deal

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Bar-Stewards

With their track record, does anyone seriously believe they got this plumb by any means other that corruption?

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Elon Musk: Hover rocket? Check. Hover ship? Check. Let's DO THIS

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Re: I wish them nothing but success

I'm inclined to think they actually re-defined the box!

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TOTAL DARKNESS lasted 550 MILLION years until the first STARS LIT UP

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Re: Lighting Up time

But... but...

If that's the case, just what is the universe having sex with?

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Not True

They seemed to take so long to light up because the dark suckers had to draw away enough dark for them to be seen. Unfortunately the dark suckers are wearing out now and the whole universe is slowly getting fainter.

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Calling a friend? Listen to an advert. You lucky, lucky thing

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I'm Impressed

I didn't realise just how utterly insane these people could be. They actually manage to out-stupid politicians!

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Net neutrality: Someone WILL sue. So will the FCC's rules hold up?

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Fiercely Opposed

Proof (if it was ever needed) that greed has no limits.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: New Pi

... for now.

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Run Away!

Microsoft has never in its entire history done anything to benefit anyone else.

I see no reason to believe this is any different.

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Cash'n'Carrion January sale: Get in there while you can

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So...

Any chance of a Lohan mug appearing for those like this mug who was just going log onto kickstarter 'soon'?

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Synths of the father: Making some noise at NAMM 2015

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Hmmm

I quite like some analog kit myself, but digital is definitely more convenient and repeatable. Having said that, repeatability is something you don't want for some playing styles, so it's all moot really.

What I found rather disappointing was that NAMM was almost entirely re-hashes (or at least that's what we're hearing about).

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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I wonder what they really want

Surely that can't be so utterly bereft of any understanding that they actually think this is workable.

Can they?

Can they?

Hey. Anyone there?

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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No Thanks

Not only is this technology pyramid upsidedown it's looking progressivley more unstable.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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No Surprise

Did anyone actually think they would not use the first available atrocity as an excuse to force this through.

Bastards. The lot of them.

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Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email

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Re: Devils advocate

Yes, I downvoted you. You accuse others of exactly the same thing you are doing yourself.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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So...

I guess that means we'll be buying dozens of the things... at full price

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Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

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Re: Hmmm....

Also, what about the case where someone is maintaining code and has (sensibly) decided to stick to the original coders style?

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SoShabby GoDaddy flings patch at domain hijack hole

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Puzzled

I know somebody has to be at the bottom of the pile, but how has GoDaddy managed to survive being there for just about its entire existance?

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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What is the 'face - book' of which he spake?

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Microsoft wants LAMP for wireless mobe charger

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Headline - Microsoft wins again!

... the anal (anual even) stupid idea competiton.

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Sorry, Qualcomm, Apple – your patents don't scare us

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Re: Patents

You really should stop being rational - it won't get you anywhere.

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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What to do?

I'm in my middle 60s and would be happy to manage another 20 years or so, but not so keen in the regime that (what used to be) my country is becoming. With the whole world seemingly circling the same plug-hole I'm at a loss as to what to do or where to go.

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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

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... and these are the people the west supports

See title.

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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

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No Change

So many environments where people try to push a 'one size fits all' concept. It takes time, but eventually you get so many different 'one sizes' that you're back to square one.

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Security? Don't bother until it's needed says RFC

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Hmmm.

Surely, by the time you know you need security it's already too late.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Can you believe it?

Try turning it off and on again.

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Fujitsu: Slide your fingertip through our ring piece and show mice the finger

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Nope

I can possibly see it as a pointer, but the idea of 'drawing' characters...

Not only would it be a lot slower, but waving your hand around in the air for any length of time is going to get tiring pretty quickly.

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Euro security agency says MORE crypto needed in gov policy

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FTFY

I just can't imagine Mr. Cameron listening to anything.

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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Hi Dave, Nice to see you reading here. and thanks for the downvote.

Joke alert, beacuse i think you need it.

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An Idea

Maybe set up a new domain for 'Call me Dave' dave.cameron.buffoon

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Eew

Someone I knew used to be a cleaner in a moderately sized venue. She hated nights after boy bands. The floor was covered with puddles of teenage 'over excitement'.

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Paris terror attacks: ISPs face pressure to share MORE data with governments

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The gubbermint bar-stewards are getting worse.

How do they come to the conclusion that there is any connection at all between the two?

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SpaceX in ROCKET HOVERSHIP PRANG: 'Close – but no cigar,' says Musk

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Easy does it

One foot in front of the other... keep breathing.

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Hang on a second – Time Lords have added one to 2015

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I'm all for anything that gets rid of that blasted statue of Elvis Presley

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Actually...

I think we all knew that, but sometimes it's just fun to suspend what we perceive as reality and just mess around.

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Users shun UK.gov flagship digital service

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'kin useless

In a bored moment I decided to to look up the curent state pension payout. The figure they show was current in 2012!

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Notebook news: Dell does density, but Lenovo's a lot lighter

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Re: But what is the screen resolution?

Also... Will it run Linux?

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Fight! Fight!

A shilling to hold your coat sir :)

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