* Posts by William Higinbotham

100 posts • joined 12 Nov 2007


Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit

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Where is the instructions again?


Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House, SS7 abused to steal US citizens' data – just Friday things

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11Year Old

In the end it will most likely be some smartass 11 year old with embedded micro platform. Want to show his close black web associates his craft :-)

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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Cannot have a Bit of beer without a Byte to eat :-)

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it

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Here is some of the manual for Image Spacecraft:-) https://books.google.com/books?id=hT_wCAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq="image+spacecraft"+title&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizn6WE6_TZAhUFSN8KHemtBAcQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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The software and manuals are in the basement of one of the Smithsonian buildings. Good luck.

OK, deep breath, relax... Let's have a sober look at these 'ere annoying AMD chip security flaws

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Look for those undocumented opcodes:-)


NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

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Open source the satelite:-)

NASA budget shock: Climate studies? GTFO. We're making the Moon great again, says Trump

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Trump Plasa Moontel

DeepMind says it's given AI an imagination. Let's take a closer look at that

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President Trump is the mental health model in this study in which to compare results against:-)

But how does our ransomware make you feel?

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Kevin Mitnick wtote about all this in his books which are copy rrighted. Therefore all malware writers owe Mr Mitnick royalties:-)

Fan of FBI cosplay? Enjoy freaking out your neighbors? Have we got the eBay auction for you

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Ask for VIN number. The van looks like there wad an accident - white on the side. Then ask the FBI why they did not report the accident?

Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer

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Re: Do you...

I stand corrected. Or is it, Shall we play a game? Computer memory is better than mine only if not compromised by some random act.

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Joshua: Would you like to play a game?

The brave British boat men hoping to poke Larry Ellison's lads in the eye

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Untill a PIKACHU CHEAT shows up in their app and they go off course to capture it:-)

Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

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Screen of Help Me

I am for any web browser that does not show the Exclamation Mark.

A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

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Will Godfrey final comment sounded like Bob and Doug Mckenzie describing net neutrality:-)

WikiLeaks exposes CIA anti-forensics tool that makes Uncle Sam seem fluent in enemy tongues

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I can only look at all this as if I am at the Guggenheim Museum and admire the art form. Always evolving.

Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Donald Trump under microscope.

Defies all and any theories on how he came about. Still scratching head trying to figure this out.

Major outage at broadband biz 186k

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We have the same problem

On Jan 20, 2017. All Americe will loose service. All citizens will need to find other countries to continue to service them:-)

Snowden: Donald Trump could get pal Putin to kick me out of Russia

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We do not want him!

The deed was done. We survived and moved on. Let Russia keep him and pay for his living. We do not need to spend money on trials and keeping him in our prison. He doing a good job aggrevating their own government anyway. He just a pompus brat now. No respect for him what so ever!

DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

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Look at other counties internet traffic.

Interesting that Asia traffic delay time started exactly the same time as US denial attack. http://www.internettrafficreport.com/asia.htm

Artificial intelligence will eradicate channel drudgery, says Lenovo boss

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In memory of the column Rise of the Machine. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-20/forward-thinking-robots-and-ai-spur-the-fourth-industrial-revolution?cm_mc_uid=67890287670514757187379&cm_mc_sid_50200000=1475718737

US Air Force declares F-35 'combat-ready'

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I heard they installed a bit bucket from the old teletype machines under the instrumenation panel for when they have to reboot in the air to catch the memry dump data. Reboot and Eject

Opera sells open-source Chromium browser for $600m to Chinese bods

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Except the encryption

I understand that this is open software per se but I hope they remembered to check that the encryption does meet export codes of Bureau of Industry and Security. Intel payed a hefty fine for such last time:-)

New strain of data thieving malware Qbot unleashed

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Off the Grid

Off the grid is becoming very appealing to me these days.

New DNA 'hard drive' could keep files intact for millions of years

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Microsoft wants to write something into all our DNA strands. Copyrighted by Microsoft

On her microphone's secret service: How spies, anyone can grab crypto keys from the air

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Sometimes organizations come up with just enough falsehood to misdirect the fact that they are just able to crack the code with some new technique or flaw. Remember Tempest? http://fas.org/irp/program/security/tempest.htm

Feds raid dental flaws dad

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The FBI should only be interested if the server had Social Security numbers on it, otherwise it should have been passed on to the local enforcement office.

Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er ... terrorism

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Check this out:-)


Now read some white papers


Google-backed solar electricity facility sets itself on fire

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Thank You

To all that entered good critique on issue. Yes it is an expensive endeavor but we learn from our failures as well. We will have to see what will become of this interesting power station. My thought is that the mirrors could be replaced with solar panels and track the sun or is the mount setting only good for reflection angle?

NSA newsletters published

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Remember Mr Clippy or Office Einstine from Microsoft?

Well after reading several NSA SID postings, I was wondering what SID looked like? Acts like a theoretical Apple Siri. And the posts are as boring as, Don Rickles once said "Watching a casket warp".

Please post your image of SID below:-)

Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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Starting or being a member of support and education organizations is important. One such group is Association for Women in Science (AWIS) http://www.awis.org/

I know of one that is called Brookhaven Woman in Science https://www.bnl.gov/bwis/

I personally feel that in this day and age we still need support groups to help our society grow and mature. Hopefully we will get to the point where these hostile environments will no longer exist.

South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

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DMZ-IN Movie Theater

Wouldn't it be better to put up large outdoor movie screens and play the latest movies and some old ones like Dr Strange Love (subtitled in Korean of course). The politicians and brass up north would not know how to keep their troops eyes and ears focused while watching the DMZ. Tell them not to look in that direction and wear ear plugs! What a hoot it would be.

I miss Rise of the Machines Column

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I miss Rise of the Machines Column


Oldest gear that's still in use?

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Not old enough.

I had IBM OS/2 working in under Linux/VMware. It was great to run Lotus Suite again. Brought back many memories and of all those User Group meeting we all use to go to...

Let's NUKE MARS to make it more like home says Elon Musk

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Just getting off the ground first.

Watching SpaceX is like watching Germany's development of the V-2 rockets all over again. :-)

SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Obama Plan for Internet?? - Nooooo!

Is Obama trying the same tactic on the Internet as he did with Obama Care?? Equal access services like medical insurance. Like I need rates to go up back to the days of CompuServe. What was it? $16/HR I think?

PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

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Do Not Sit Too Close to the TV Set

There is a reason why our parents told us not to sit too close to the TV. We should do the same with cell phones. Why? Go to the National Cancer Institute web site and look up Cell Phones and Cancer Risk and you will see the fact sheet under Best Bets for Cell Phones

Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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The Register does not make the cut with NSA!

As I though was said in advertising or maybe it was on line dating, any news is good news.

Well, The fact that the Linux Journal site was targeted by NSA certainly will get the conspirators emailing each other and on on blogs. My theory - No one is volunteering to work for thge US, so the US Gov has to try to profile the best possible recrut. Despirate for a few good hackers.

I only know assembly and Basic so I do not have to worry.

Warning, do not go to the journal's site if you wish not to be on a list!!!

Siri, what do you make of IBM's Cognea gobble? Oh, we can't print THAT

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Virtual sales person

How can you tell when a salesperson is lying? A: The holographic image is talking.


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Re: Giant Demon Chickens

Or where you referring to Atomic Rooster (British)?

5 Eyes in the Sky: The TRUTH about Flight MH370 and SPOOKSATS

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Check out Swoardfish, India's long range radar http://defence.pk/threads/history-of-indias-state-of-the-art-radar-making.243398/ and other web news

Also another author did have the right question


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I was talking about land based over the horizon radar. Totally different than Satellite.

Wrote to Ministry of Defence

Dear Honorable Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence I was reading about your military's radar capability at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/100years/stories/jorn.html. It would be terrific if your military data from radars was evaluated. I am afraid that because there has not been any data released, that your radar program is defective or the military personnel are failing to do their job. I am afraid that this may show the Russian military that their is a weakness in your system that they can exploit. Sincerely William B. Higinbotham


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