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Siemens issues emergency SCADA patch

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Hmm.

I thought they were going to say they'd finally got rid of hard-coded default passwords.

Actually, there is an upgrade for that. It's called Mitsubishi :)

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Why should I pay them anything?

I don't buy / borrow / pinch any commercial music. I am a musician. I store and distribute my own work as I see fit, and at a price I decide - often zero.

I also go to live performances where I pay at the door for exactly what I want to listen to and watch.

I don't owe the 'other' lot as much as a brass farthing.

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Tinfoil Hat?

Now I'd be really worried if they were also recommending a specific compiler and version number.

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Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first

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Re: LoT is a stupid concept

See Icon :)

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Short Version

The more stuff you've got, the harder it is to control it.

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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An Answer?

Clearly these people creatures set out to terrorise their victims, hence should be dealt with under all the new terrorism laws that the nice Mrs May, and her leftpondian conterparts are shovelling through.

win-win?

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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And another thing

There is something deeply disturbing about a government, any government repeatedly trying to force though legislation that the people they are suppsed to represent have clearly said thay don't want.

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This must be really bad

Even the vast majority of BBC commentards hate it.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bryndzové halušky

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Hmmm

just hmmm.

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BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

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Been there :(

All so true!

I've yet to come across a milti-function anything that can reliably manage a fraction of it's suposed capability.

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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No Problem

I don't have any net connected cameras in my home. Indeed, the only camera I have is a 12 year old Olympus

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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

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I wish them luck

I'm trying to like tablets, but still really no use-case for them. However, I'll be watching this.

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London police chief: City bankers, prepare for a terrorist cyber attack. Again

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YAWN

That's all

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That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

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But But But

You can't let ordinary users loose on anything even remotely resembling version control! Sooner or later they would have to make decisions and it is this that MS, Goog etc. are trying to protect them from. I can just hear the wailing now:

"Hello support. My computer told me I had two versions of the same file but woudn't tell me which one was the best. Well obviously I chose mine instead of Fred's but the computer must have done something wrong because I now have an empty document. Fred isn't happy either. He says he's got the same thing. I tried to use the 'retrieve' feature, but now neither of us have any files at all. Don't be siily of course there is, only it's got a strange name. Yes I'm absolutely sure... It's R. E. S. E. T.

... Oh

How do we get our files back then?

No come on, stop messing about. We need this stuff.

???"

{slam}

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Me! Me! Me!

I'd like to volunteer as a tester for all the various recipes people come up with.

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Wow!

I feel a sudden lurch in the entire space-time continuum.

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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Not again!

How many times does the sky need to (fail to) fall before people will get rid of this goon... and all the others too please.

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COMET lander DRILL CLIFFHANGER as last dregs of power used

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Never give up

That's the message I get from this. Good attitude on the part of the boffins.

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'You village peasants: Do you want broadband? Then give up your freedom'

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It'll all end in tears

See title.

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Ha ha, fooled you! Shares tumble over G4S fake website profit warning

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Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of fraudsters.

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Hey, Apple! We can land a probe on a comet, but we can't have a 12.9in iPad 'until mid-2015'?

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Decisions, decisions

A feat of scientific and engineering excellence, or an i{something}

I'll go for the former, thanks.

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BOUNCY BOUNCY: Comet probot Philae landed TWICE

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Well now,

It obviously is a child. It enjoyed landing so much that it decided to jump up, spin around and do it again, leaving footprints all over the place in the clean sand.

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TPP takes another tiny step forward

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And the good news...

This is already resolving itself in a way that they won't like, but was entirely predictable. When I was a nipper people thought most laws were reasonable and tried to keep within them. They were usually proud of the fact. These days there are so many obviously stupid regulations that nobody seems to care at all. Many people do just what they like and shrug at the thought of being caught. They don't for a moment consider possible consequences. The continued public excesses of the overpriviledged just accelerates the process.

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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I'd go for Snowden

The only one who acts in the interests of others.

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Bar Stewards

There are still a few people alive who fought in WW2. I wonder what they think about all this septic spouting.

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EU cyber-cop: Dark-net crooks think they're beyond reach (until now)

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Re: MilInd complex

But in fact 207 sites were doing nothing unlawful at all, and 195 were only engaged in copyright infringement.

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Smug Much?

Does this person seriously believe this is anything more than a 'business expense' to the crim bosses?

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BOFH: SOOO... You want to sell us some antivirus software?

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Shhhhh.

I'd rather have BOFH on Saturday than have no BOFH at all.

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I feel better now

I know I'm not the only one who has 'issues' with AV. Especially when the lusers are totally convinced it'll save them from everything up to, and including nuclear attack.

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UK superfast broadband? Not in my backyard – MP

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Ahh!

That oh so insignificant seeming word... contention.

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Spaceplane fan sips sweet nectar from LOHAN's copious cup

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Sad

I missed out. I kept putting it off, then forgot {scuffs foot miserably on pavement}

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

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Talk about hyterical

Their screams are getting steadily more childish and petulant.

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LOHAN test flight: Results in from Oz jury

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Re: Zeners

As I said earlier, I'd be very cautious about using zeners to clamp supplies that can deliver significant power. One of those spikes looked pretty chunky, and if it proves too much for the little beasty it goes short circuit and you completely lose your power supply. This is the problem with any shunt system. If I had a pound for each of the MOVs I've had to replace over the years it would keep my in beer money for a long time!

High energy suppressors another poster mentioned would be better, but their clamping voltage is very variable... and they too can go out with a bang.

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Oz gov lets slip: telco metadata might be available to civil courts

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So Sad

In my lifetime Austrailia has gone from a country of opportunity and freedom to one of control and repression

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Facebook lifts Tor ban, touts encrypted onion access point

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Just No!

Seeing as I won't touch FB with yours, let alone mine, I think... hope I'm safe

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So long, thanks for all the ...er, FISH BRIGHTER than boffins thought

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Re: Fish get bored and like to play

Nope.

We thought of that, and the fish are just as keen to move around a freshly placed bottle in pristine condittion.

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Fish get bored and like to play

A friend of mine used to have a large fish pond in his garden. He used to put half submerged pastic bottles in it (to protect against freezing in the winter), then couldn't be bothered to take them out again. During the summer months the fish started to nudge them about the pond, sometimes two or three cooperating.

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BOFH: Stop your tiers – when it comes to storage, LESS is MORE

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But... But...

Surely the *very* last storage system should somehow involve a cattle prod.

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Desktop Linux users beware: the boss thinks you need to be managed

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Me Too!

They'd like to get rid of my machine (the only non-windows one) at work as they find it scary, but over the years I've produced quite a lot of software that is running 'stuff' at our customers' places. Bit of a bummer for them.

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Banksy denies Banksy impostor's claim to Banksy.com – which isn't owned by Banksy

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Impressed

I just love the way this guy thinks. Totally blows the brains of the 'mundanes'

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NTT thinks it's defined the PERFECT AMPERE with a cunning trap

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Re: What is the El Reg Unit of Current?

Ask the PFY, he'd know for sure.

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LOHAN avionics survive 27,700m stratospheric ordeal

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Very pleased to hear it went so well. However I'd advise some caution if using zeners for spike suppression, get the power rating wrong (or get unexpectedly heavy and frequent spikes) and the zener goes S/C. This would not be an ideal situation!

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Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins

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Oh?

What is this 'skype' you speak of?

... tin cans and string in the pocket.

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Mozilla hopes to challenge Raspbian as RPi OS of choice

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Talk about bandwagon jump...

... but they are too late. Everyone else got there first.

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Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ

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Re: My first Wooden Twig of Fail

It shines with the light of righteousness.

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'It's NOT a fishing expedition', say police over random spot checks on gun owners

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This whole terry wrist thing is backwards

I can never understand the police/spooks wanting to keep all this secret.

I get that they don't want people knowing how they found out about a plot, but surely, if a nasty is being planned, the last thing the crims want is for the public to be made aware of it. That means lots of people will be watching out for it, so they've got to start all over again.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

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So?

<sark = "on">

They are simply following the Hollywood model. What's the problem?

</sark>

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Activist investors force Riverbed into climbdown over cash 'n' costs

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Presumably these people haven't heard the story about the goose that laid the golden egg.

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Moment of truth for LOHAN's servos: Our US allies are poised for final test flight

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What nice friends LOHAN has

I do hope the playmonaut is being equally well {ahem} escorted.

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GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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Poor me

I'm trying to remember when there was something that really was new on 't Internet.

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