* Posts by Mycho

2135 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

Media players wide open to malware fired from booby-trapped subtitles

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Re: headline was offensive

Buttard thattard'stard howtard Johntard speakstard.

He was bitten by a tardigrade at three months old, you see.

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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I predict two long-lasting careers in reality tv.

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Beaten passenger, check. Dead giant rabbit, check. Now United loses cockpit door codes

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Re: El Reg--you left out United's problems with stowaway scorpions!

Goddamit! I've had it with...

Coat.

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Re: Maybe

Ha! The Flight Attendant wouldn't make that mistake, she must have a gun pressed against her back!

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10Mbps universal speeds? We'll give you 30Mbps, pleads Labour in leaked manifesto

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Short version

After the next election we'll have a grey haired pushover negotiating our surrender to the EU. Your vote can decide which one.

Sorry, both major parties, but your leaders are surrender monkeys who only ever stand up to the little people.

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It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss

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Being caught cheating in two debates probably didn't help her campaign much.

In general the Right doesn't win half as much as the Left loses. It's a situation that people need to address.

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Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

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Re: whats the point?

The point is that sexts can be intercepted by the government, so this law allows the government to gain access to more naked teen pix.

You didn't think it was intended for good, did you?

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That's Wifey banned then

I understand marital sex is pretty unconventional these days.

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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

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Re: USB cufflinks.

The usb cufflinks look cool, but subtle they ain't. If I were going to smuggle data internationally I'd fly United and disguise my usb drive as part of a smashed camera.

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Another career suicide as reporter leaves The Register for broadcaster

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That important J

James? Is that you?

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BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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Re: One master... and one apprentice

So the BOFH is a slowly spreading virus?

Now I want to make a custom level for Plague Inc.

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

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Most important question

How long are his fingers?

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Good job, everyone. We're making AI just as tediously racist and sexist as ourselves

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Been saying this for years

I lost count of how many times I've posted about AIs on the reg alone with the phrase "Racism in, racism out."

AIs are overwhelmingly trained by examples. An AI trained to predict if someone is guilty of a crime is trained on whether or not a sample group got convicted. If the sample group mostly had racist judges, the AI becomes racist the same way. Same is true of other biases.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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No he wasn't.

We all want him to have been talking about grabbing the genitals of random women, just like we all want David Cameron to have fucked the pig, but if you calm down and listen to the interview in question, that's not what's being said. Also David Cameron probably never fucked a pig.

We don't need to add this to his other sins such as warmongering. Warmongering is plenty bad enough without diluting it with easily rebutted drivel. Stop taking the bait and weakening the case against Trump.

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He's grabbing tenants now?

Look, I don't like many orange things and Trump's no exception, but I've grabbed a few pussies in my time and it was always 100% consensual. Can we stop attacking people for having performed sex acts and start attacking him for bombing the stuff he warned us Hillary would bomb if he didn't win the presidency?

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Re: It's interesting that some higly disturbed people...

What is interesting is how normal this all would have seemed in the 90s if someone had been targetted for being gay the same way. Even the comment above wouldn't have done much more than attract a few eye-rolls.

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Re: It's interesting that some higly disturbed people...

When you learn too much about anyone's sexual appetites, wanting to stay away from them is the most normal response. Doesn't matter if it's some software dev or your grandma.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Definitely win/win

I doubt the revenue given to the donor would completely pay for the liposuction, but it would become cheaper which is going to be welcomed.

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Would the by-product of liposuction be suitable?

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I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

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Re: Am I the only one...

And can you change the /64 prefix like most ISPs allow you to do with the single IPV4 address?

It's a bloody hard question to get a straight answer to.

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Re: Am I the only one...

Assume I know how to obfuscate the tracking details you reference, Dwarf.

Here is a link which includes an example of the benefits of shared Dynamic IP in weakening tracking methods. Per-device Static IP OTOH negates all efforts to not be tracked.

When an ISP offers shared dynamic IPv6, not swapping between a few thousand static IPs, I'll make the leap. Anybody?

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Re: Am I the only one...

So can I access a website from three different devices using IPv6 without informing them that I have at least three different devices capable of accessing their website?

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Re: Am I the only one...

Two downvotes and no answer.

One publicly visible IP per device seems to me to be leaking private information. Anyone care to tell me why I'm wrong?

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BDSM sex rocks Drupal world: Top dev banished for sci-fi hanky-panky

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Re: Surprised

When people argue 'well, if they're like that in private, how can they be trusted?' what they actually mean is "well, if they're like that in private and I don't act outraged, people might wonder what I'm like in private" and they know they've got as much to hide.

For the LGBT-specific version, see gayhomophobe.com

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Hertfordshire primary school girls prepare for World Robotics Champs

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Re: Worrying thought

@Marketing Hack

One does not have to be a Muslim to think that schoolgirls taking over the world with a giant robot is more likely to improve the world than to worsen it.

I mean look at who's running the place today.

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Re: Worrying thought

That's a good point actually. I was going to donate with a comment about world domination, but I guess I'd better not in case they get refused entry.

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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It's no stranger than the BAA taking action against that sheep website.

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Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours

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I wonder how this relates to Pakistan taking steps against FB et al. if they don't identify blasphemers so the state can execute them?

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Re: "Free Speech" is not a "Safe Place"

And if you do turn up for the argument you give credence to every idea, no matter how ludicrous.

No, that's what happens when you silence the debate. People start quietly murmuring that the reason you won't face it head on is that you know you'll lose. We've seen where that leads in quite a few recent votes.

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"Speech that advocates the injury or death of others based on their racial background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation" would be a good place to start.

The issue is not where it starts, but where it ends.

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Bloke cuffed after 'You deserve a seizure' GIF tweet gave epileptic a fit

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Re: How...

More easily configured browsers.

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

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Re: The moral of the story?

Do not meddle in the affairs of sysadmins, for they are subtle only in comparison to a brick through the window with "fuck me" written on it?

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Re: The moral of the story?

Especially when you faked the mistakes?

How about: "If you must lie on your CV, and your get-out-of-shit strategy requires a victim, be careful who you choose"?

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Facebook, Google slammed for 'commercial prostitution'

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Re: Prostitution?

Well, They're screwing lots of people for money, so...

Social Media firms or MPs?

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Prostitution?

When someone needs to describe your actions using words that have nothing to do with your actions, you know they're just making it up.

There may be a case to answer, but not one of sex acts for money.

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America's Marine Corp steamy selfies scandal, a Senate probe – and El Reg to the rescue

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Re: things that could be used as weapons in a tattoo shop

She's a US Marine. There's 17 things in her lunch she can kill you with. More if she cooked it herself.

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Re: Can they still walk upright?

Alternatively, do they have any rude messages tattooed on their foreheads?

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Sexually exploiting women who can dismember you with little more than a glance.

Not really something I'd expect to be on many people's to-do list...

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Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

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African or European swallow?

But yeah, I was visiting a conference in Canada that had a long acronym as a name and the act of trying to remember the letter and the order they went together seemed to convince the customs guy I was legit. If I'd been able to rattle off aigicrv it might have been more suspicious.

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BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you

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Re: Right Royal Softly, Softly, ...... Catchee GCHQ and Assorted Monkeys ....

Do you think special mushrooms might make him more comprehensible? And would that be with them administered to him or to us?

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Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

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Re: Warning signs that your civil servant is technically clueless

Sadly, yes, second life is a part of reality. Still.

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Warning signs that your civil servant is technically clueless

1) They use "Real" or "Real Life" to contrast with "Online", because to them everything online is imaginary.

Any more?

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Smash up your kid's Bluetooth-connected Cayla 'surveillance' doll, Germany urges parents

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In response, Theresa May announced a new initiative to give toys to school age children.

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Installing disks is basically LEGO, right? This admin failed LEGO

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Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination … by woman it hired to stamp out sex discrimination

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It's a shame they didn't decide to cut out the minor examples. There's some nasty shit in there but the minor stuff actually makes it feel more trivial.

Instead, the paragraph that leaps out is this one:

"During Campbell's last four months at Magic Leap, Abovitz – who always had been pouty and prone to temper-tantrums – began to dig his heels in even more in the face of dissenting ideas and to explode ever more frequently into child-like fits of rage, threatening retribution when he didn't get his way, felt betrayed or was portrayed publicly in an unfavorable light."

And you have to wonder how people would react if a woman was described like that. Pouty? Really?

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Vinyl, filofaxes – why not us too, pleads Nokia

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Re: Another Nokia mis-step

These days, what other choice do you have if you want a mobile phone that Donald Trump can't compromise and force to display his twitter feed?

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Russia (A) bans web porn as a 'bad influence' (B) decriminalizes domestic violence – or (C) all of the above?

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Re: Makes sense

Go back home, Vladimir, you're drunk.

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Re: Not that bothered..

Being the BBC (Balding Broadcasting Corporation), Claire Balding will be the next Doctor

I can actually see that working.

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Thought your data was safe outside America after the Microsoft ruling? Think again

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Use gmail, that's what you get.

There are plenty of non-US email providers.

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IETF 'reviewing' US event plans in the face of Trump's travel ban

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Dude...

It's not his list.

He knew people would take issue with the choices of countries, so he went with a set that Obama approved in 2015. Like everything else he makes a statement that sounds objectionable but that is readily defensible and lets his critics take the bait.

And having just insulted Trump and anti-Trumpers, let the downvotes commence.

Remember, nobody likes it when a Trump follows through.

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