* Posts by Will Godfrey

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

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Fascinating and chilling article.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Re: This is far outside Known Space!

Nah, all you need is a 'General Products' hull.

P.S.

Having Teela Brown on board might be helpful.

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Hark, the Hacking Team angels sing, it’s not us who’ve actually sinned

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Re: Not just Lucipher

The Angel of Addington (kent) is not bad either, and does some nice grub.

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Mega Winge

We need a new ElReg unit of childish winge-ness when people are caught with their fingers in the cookie jar. Only with this lot, whatever unit you chose would be right off the scale.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Normal behavour

but...

"Done on a computer"

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WIPO whistleblowers beg UN for protection as probe into possible corruption starts

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Going down

All these scandals tend to remind me that many past civilisations were destroyed by internal corruption. Seems we're well on the way.

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Americans find fantastic new use for drones – interfering with firefighting

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Re: bird strike

Birds have more sense than to fly over forest fires.

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Oi, Europe: join in the sharing economy fun, yells Gov.uk

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Re: I'm a little troubled by the government's attitude to the sharing economy

Dunno why you got downvoted, but just put it right :)

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The Ruskies are coming for you, NSA director tells City bankers

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Highly skilled people

Had to be to come out with all that, and not break up in a fit of giggles.

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SourceForge staggers to feet after lengthy STORAGE FAIL outage

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Re: Marketing

Good point. I must admit I was surprised at the length of time its been taking. I wonder if the asset strippers bean counters senior staff have been removing expensive and 'unnecessary' backup systems.

I also thought it interesting that SourceForge and Slashdot are on the same hardware these days. Eggs & baskets?

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What makes our planet's clouds? Tiny INVISIBLE CREATURES. True story

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I guess you don't like ghoti

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Cyber-security's dirty little secret: It's not as bad as you think

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Tricky stuff

Statistics.

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SourceForge goes TITSUP thanks to storage fault

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Yes, I pretty much came to that conclusion but when you leave 'home' it's a good idea to also leave a forwarding address. We've done that for the project itself, but where can we point the users to for an equivalent for the mailing list? I don't have the facilities for setting up one myself - besides it shouldn't be dependent on just one geriatric.

It's all a bit of a mess!

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Still down

and still no news.

My main concern now is the users list, which is also inaccessible this time. Unfortunately github doesn't run a list server as far as I know.

It's not a huge list for our project but it's not tiny either, so the idea of sending bulk BCCs to keep people up-to-date is not exactly appealing.

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It's a pile of poo

SC has been down more often in the last 6 months than the previous 6 years. This time even their mailing lists are down.

They are bleeding projects as people get fed up with the outages. The one I work on (Yoshimi) is now mirrored on github, and if this continues we may make it our default repository.

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You Musk be joking: Tesla's zero to 60MPH in 2.8 SECONDS is literally 'ludicrous'

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Meh

Some people have no sense of fun.

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Shout, shout, Elliott loses out. Samsung will merge with itself after all

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And screaming, don't forget that, loud, high-pitched wailing to set your teeth on edge in the hope you will never dare to say NO again.

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Brit school software biz unchains lawyers after crappy security exposed

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Re: When I were a lad at school

You lucky people. Writing hadn't even been invented when I was a lad.

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Not been on one of the driver awareness courses then have you?

Yes, I was speeding last year. 35MPH in an area that had recently switched from 40 to 30.

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On the contrary. You are advised to keep your foot on the brake until the car behind has stopped. Especially if you are the front car at an intersection!

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'Ugly Reddit commentards made me doubt humanity'

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Re: @Antonymous Coward, re: Eadon.

There must be something wrong with me. I actually felt a bit sorry for the poor bugger :(

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Wot?

Very strange turn of events here.

I rather like ElReg actually. Not so much slashdot, and I've never been anywhere near reddit. Being a graying usenet survivor I don't have a problem with the occasional bit of crap. I just ignore it and move on to something interesting.

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That's why you never read the comments, Ellen. Take it from us. ®

So am I wasting my time here?

I'm deeply hurt now.

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Four Brits cuffed as global cyber-crime forum Darkode busted

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Another interesting point is that this was achieved without all the new laws that we keep getting told are essential to catch crims.

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Free internet for kids! Obama's offering free internet to kids! (Yes, there's a catch)

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On the other hand

There was a recent report (can't remember where - sorry) that said kids in otherwise similar circumstances gained, at best, no educational benefit from internet connectivity and frequently showed poorer attention span. I wonder why.

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Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights

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Re: Poer Corrupts

Poorly Organised Error Recovery :(

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Bugritt

Power does too. {mutter}{mutter}stupid keyboard{mutter}

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Poer corrupts

You know the rest

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Samsung promises win over hedge fund Elliot as investor shrieks 'NO'

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Go Sammy!

Got to support anyone who fights against those trying to manipulate companies for short-term stock market gains.

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New Horizons: We've got a pretty pic of Pluto. Now let's get our SCIENCE on

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A breath of fresh... Oh.

With all the doom and gloom these day, it is so refreshing to read about people actually expanding boundaries, and gaining new insights.

Wish I could have a thumbs up AND a beer icon.

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Hacking Team: We're the good guys, but SO misunderstood. Like Batman

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Total Reality Detachment

They hoard all these vulnerabilities knowing that millions of people are put at risk by them, then make a business of selling software using them - to just about anyone with the money, as is now revealed.

They have the extreme arrogance to assume nobody else could have discovered the same issues, or maybe they simply don't care. They don't properly secure any of the information, and when the inevitable happens they (apparently) can't even see, let alone accept that they've been total shitbags.

Anyone who knowingly and deliberately endangers people for the sake of money is, in my book, the absolute lowest form of slime.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Re: Staying on the safe side

No. You just indirectly referred to them. Sueball is probably on it's way

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Re: Isn't TO-2015 a power transistor package?

Indeed. Nice rufty-tufty package that means business.

Oh, and it doesn't shatter if the contents die, so you have a chance of finding out what it actually was.

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Lawyers

'nuff sed?

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PLUTO SPACE WHALE starts to give up its secrets

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Alien

Disturbing

An I the only one who thinks there is a remarkable resemblance to the Death Star?

We need a really, really scared icon!

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Brit teen who unleashed 'biggest ever distributed denial-of-service blast' walks free from court

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Unbelieveable

As far as I can see none of that laundry list fits into any recognised mental illness pattern, and it certainly doesn't as a whole.

Looks to me like an old-fashioned psychopath. I shudder to think what he'll get up to when he thinks nobody is watching any more.

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Office 365 prices 'to rise by up to 13 per cent'

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I wish you wouldn't do that

It started an ear-splitting avalanche

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Gosh

I'm sooo surprised by this. I never would have expected a renowned company like Microsfot to do such a thing!

P.S. typo is an improvement so I left it.

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Hacked Hacking Team team – like everyone in security – read The Register

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Re: I think Sophocles hit it dead on...

If they were 'proud' before are they now 'impotent' ?

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Wow, another NSA leak: Network security code appears on GitHub

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Trojans?

Not too keen on horses these days.

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

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Another minimalist here

For years I've run debian minimum with openbox and Rox filer. However now I'm getting old(er) and lazy(er) I tend to just let debian do it's stuff but with the xfce desktop.

KISS

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Hacking Team: Oh great, good job, guys ... now the TERRORISTS have our zero-day exploits

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More Popcorn please

The last barrel is empty.

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US Homeland Security boss wants nationwide law for reporting network break-ins

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Scary

These people really, really, don't have a clue. {deity} help us all - we're going to need it!

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The bucks stop here: NYSE freezes trading, blames 'technical issue'

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FAIL

Liars!

The exact cause is known, otherwise how did they fix it?

Currently they are trying to work out a PR angle that makes them look good and covers up stupid mistake number 1053.

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Router cockup grounds United Airlines flights WORLDWIDE

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So..

A router closed all routes.

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Don't touch this! Seven types of open source to dance away from

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Odd

No mention of non-commercial projects at all, some of which are absolutely brilliant, but would be rejected by that checklist.

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Dutch MEP whacks Hacking Team over embargo-busting

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Poetic Justice

Live by the sword... etc.

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WHY did NASA probe go suddenly SILENT - JUST as it was about to send pics of remote ice-world?

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Press F1 to continue

I do hope not!

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'The server broke and so did my back on the flight to fix it'

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Re: graeme@the-leggetts.org.uk

That's a rather strange study. Paracetamol is only intended for short term pain relief. It says so on very packet I've seen, so why are they using it as a long term recovery strategy?

Indeed, they make no mention at all of pain relief.

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Back Problems

Always a great joke... until you suffer from one. Boy, do the jokers clam up fast then!

In this case "Beyond the call of duty" comes to mind.

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