* Posts by Bob Hoskins

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Oracle refuses to let Java copyright battle die – another appeal filed in war against Google

Bob Hoskins

Isn't Java free anyway?

Someone explain this to me. How is Oracle able to sue Google for using Java more than say suing a bank that uses Java to power the back end on its retail web site?

Apologies for my ignorance in advance.

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Facebook bans Russia's RT ahead of Trump's Inauguration Day (then changes its mind)

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Coat

Zuck

Given that most people seem to have a generally unfavorable opinion of the Zuck (can't think why) - how is it that in a nation with so many guns, he can just walk down the street without fear of imminent assassination?

I'm not suggesting that any El Reg readers should do such a thing, merely that I'd be terrified in his position.

The Kevlar one with the ceramic inserts.

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

Bob Hoskins

Re: If you're running Windows 10...

Upvote - you've earned it.

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Bob Hoskins

Re: If you're running Windows 10...

What were doing running mint?! That said, the trackpad in W10 turns itself off at random.

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Bob Hoskins

If you're running Windows 10...

....you're probably already suicidal.

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US National Security Agency gets CREST smile

Bob Hoskins

CREST....

.......another stupid pen testing cert.

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British Airways slaps 'at risk' sticker on nearly half its app delivery dept

Bob Hoskins

Re: The Empire strikes back....

Thanks for the history lesson.

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Verizon! to! bid! $3bn! for! Yahoo!'s assets!

Bob Hoskins

Why?

Apparently Yahoo are still trading.

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You've patched that Flash hole, but have the users? Phone's ringing. It's for you

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Bob Hoskins

Block Flash

That is all.

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Palo Alto IDs another C&C-over-DNS attack

Bob Hoskins

Nothing new

You don't need TXT records to graft C2 to DNS. Just use a fake DNS server as authoritative for the domain and use A records.

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Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

Bob Hoskins
Facepalm

Amazon should pull out of France

Let the 5% of French people who can actually read go and try to find what they want in one of those quaint little corner stores. Maybe they can pick up a baguette on the way. Or order from Amazon Germany.

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Another 'NSA-proof' webmail biz popped by JavaScript injection bug

Bob Hoskins

Third rate pen-testers

"Tutanota told The Register it had run an "extensive penetration test" during which cross-site scripting attacks were attempted. These tests [results PDF] were carried out by Syss GmbH,"

Good to know who to avoid in the future.

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Amazon begs Feds for drone test permission slip

Bob Hoskins
Trollface

That NASA astronaut will come in handy.

Enough said.

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

Bob Hoskins
Trollface

Pusseywillow

What? Wind and rain? Maybe you should do a David Copperfield over the Thames next time - clearly more suited to it.

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Bob Hoskins
Facepalm

Re: Prevailing winds

"Still not many of us ElReg readers would want to venture out there."

That's called common sense.

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

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That Snowden chap was SPOT ON says China

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Spanish village of 'Kill the Jews' votes for rebrand

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'Executed ex' of Norkers' bonkers Kim Jong-un rises FROM THE GRAVE

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

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Samsung shares in stable condition after supremo's heart attack

Bob Hoskins

Nintendo are to blame

Not enough man on man action on their consoles.

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Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

Bob Hoskins

Exactly - I can’t believe we live in a world where a computer games manufacturer has to apologise for not including man on man action. Bizarre.

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Bob Hoskins

Re: Who?

That’s not the case is it?

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McAfee accused of McSlurping Open Source Vulnerability Database

Bob Hoskins
FAIL

Another Brian Martin fail

This guy is a complete and utter douche and works for BT.

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Yes, the BBC still uses FTP. And yes, a Russian crook hacked the server

Bob Hoskins
FAIL

Brandon Butterworth

His fault.

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Snowden leak journo leaks next leak: NSA, GCHQ dying to snoop on your gadgets mid-flight

Bob Hoskins

Re: Booom!!!!

What the FUCK?

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Bob Hoskins
Mushroom

Booom!!!!

A reasonable sized bomb / missile should take care of the NSA.

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Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT

Bob Hoskins

Re: Sigh.

Yeah - I'll bet he 'stimulated' you.

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Bob Hoskins

Re: Sigh.

That's faint praise!

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Bob Hoskins
FAIL

Sigh.

bruce is an insufferable twat as anyone who's ever had to work him will know.

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Linux Voice journos hit crowdfunding target

Bob Hoskins

Re: Linux

No. Straight people use BSD.

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Assange flick The Fifth Estate branded 'WORST FILM OF THE YEAR'

Bob Hoskins

Worst film of the year?!

Have you seen Pacific Rim or Man of Steel?

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GCHQ was called in to crack password in Watkins child abuse case

Bob Hoskins

Re: 'cracked the password'

As it was NTAC I'm fairly certain it was accompanied by plenty of child porn.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg: US gov 'blew it' on mass surveillance

Bob Hoskins
FAIL

Hardly news.

Irritating asshat talks bollocks. That is all.

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Richard Stallman decides Emacs should go WYSIWYG

Bob Hoskins
Facepalm

Emacs. Really?

I thought it was only furry toothed cobol programmers who still bothered with this dated crap. Sort your self out Stallman - it's no longer the 1980s.

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Firefox reveals new look: rounded rectangles

Bob Hoskins
Gimp

Rounded corners?

Apple won't like that.

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Tim Cook stands firmly behind pro-LGBT, anti-discrimination law

Bob Hoskins
Alert

There's no dignity....

....in letting another man bugger you.

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GCHQ hijacked LinkedIn profiles to hack Belgian telecoms network – report

Bob Hoskins

The headlines to come.....

CESG / GCHQ CHECK scheme thoroughly corrupt and set up to spy on government departments and business alike.

PGP pwned.

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Anonymous threatens cyberwar with Anonymous

Bob Hoskins

Retard vs. Retard

Nothing to add, really.

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Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud

Bob Hoskins
Trollface

Re: Nanny knows best

Obvious troll is obvious.

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Bob Hoskins

Re: Nanny knows best

Better bling envious than penis envious.

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Thought you didn't need to show ID in the UK? Wrong

Bob Hoskins
Facepalm

You need ID to get on a plane or into the Palace.

No fucking shit.

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