* Posts by Haku

1538 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007

Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

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@William 3, missed opportunity there, you could've told me to shut up about my 'alt fact'.

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Often I've seen Americans refer to their country as 'number 1', although the meaning of that slogan has different connotations outside its borders.

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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

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Re: Problem

Always wear surgical gloves?

Though it might be a bit tricky if you were to get stopped at night by the police; "No officer, I wear these so the thieves don't steal my fingerprints". "Yeah that's a likely story laddie. I am placing you under arrest for posession of burglary tools."

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Pirate

Yarr harr me hearties!

Time to fire up the stove and put the gummi bears into the melting pot!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/05/16/gummi_bears_defeat_fingerprint_sensors/

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Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

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Re: Yeah, but what are electrolytes?

It's..what they use to make Brawndo.

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eBay threatens to block Australians from using offshore sellers

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So if you buy things from overseas and you don't pay the GST you'll be labelled a criminal?

Seems absurdly ironic considering the history of Australia...

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Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali

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The first iCar crash out on open roads will be blamed on the driver for holding the steering wheel wrong...

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

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Common sense.

Not enough of it to go around these days :(

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Boaty McBoatface sinks in South Atlantic on her maiden deployment

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Re: I thought the ROV was going to be named Subby McSinksAlot?

Subby McSinksAlot - Baby Got Ballast:

I like big tugs and I can not lie

You other mariners can't deny

That when a boat docks in with an itty bitty wake

. . .

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Aviation regulator flies in face of UK.gov ban, says electronics should be stowed in cabin. Duh

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Re: Please discharge battery before entering the aircraft.

The reccomended storage level of lithium batteries is 40%, the individual cell voltage being about 3.8v. Some hobbyists who fly/drive RC vehicles only at the weekend will put their 40% charged batteries in sealable plastic bags then in the fridge until the next weekend. The plastic bag stops condensation from getting to the battery when you take it out and let it warm up before charging.

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Drone complaints to cops are up twelvefold in three years

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Black Helicopters

Aircraft Idenfitication Guide for Airline Pilots

https://i.imgur.com/7lx3aJD.jpg

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Reg now behind invisible HTML5 Bitcoin paywall

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They'd never let you down.

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Europe to push new laws to access encrypted apps data

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Encryption backdoors won't stop terrorists.

It'll just give hackers a new goal, one with potentially untold riches and/or damage capability.

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Ex-military and security firms oppose Home Sec in WhatsApp crypto row

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Re: Bravo

"Common sense."

That's practically a superpower in this day and age, I expect Marvel are already working on the film "Common-Sense-Man" who has a sidekick called Deductive Reasoning and they face an endless battle against Instant Gratification Man and his millions of lethargic minions known as The Army of Ignorants.

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Boffins name 12 new types of cloud in first Cloud Atlas since 1986

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None called Jerry Smith?

/Wubalubadubdub!

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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court

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I'm glad Microsoft don't make cars.

EVERYONE would be in danger of said cars on the roads, not just the people driving them.

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

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Re: Microsoft time

"I'm curious - what's the longest "X hours remaining" any of you folk have seen Windows display?"

Not strictly Windows, but it was on my Microsoft Xbox 360; for a while GTA Online was telling me that my average session time was over 584 million years...

http://www.haku.co.uk/pics/GTAO-SessionTime.jpg

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Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads

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Since I got into quadcopters at the end of 2015 a few people I'd talked to about the hobby had eagerly told me about the amazing follow-me drone which was waterproof and was perfect for selfie videos whilst doing sports - they'd watched the slick, but fake, Lily drone promotional video and believed everything it showed them, which was actually filmed with GoPros on a DJI drone because the Lily was still in development.

Could Kudrone be the new Lily drone?

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Well done El Reg.

I'm sure the fact that a toy drone advert was showing on a terrorist group's YouTube channel was the reeason the channel was pulled.

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

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Snowflakes.

Many Trump supporters love to label anyone who hates Trump a 'snowflake' whilst chanting their mantra "You lost get over it", but shouldn't the fact so many supporters react so quickly and angrily to any behaviour they deem 'lefty' mean they're the real 'snowflakes' with Trump being the head 'snowflake' due to how badly he reacts to people saying negative things about him?

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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Stop

What is this long, angled, low friction thing I see before me?

Ah yes, a slippery slope.

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Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

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Re: TOS beats down TNG

So you're saying Kirk went boldly where no man has gone before.

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GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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You know that bit in Back to the Future when Doc Brown asks who's president and when told responds with utter astonishment "Ronald Reagan? The actor?!!"

Now imagine if you woke up from a 2 year coma and asked who's the current US president...

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House of Lords: Drone vehicles are more than just robo-cars, mmkay

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Re: Delivering parcels in the real world ...

"I think we are still many years away from a CAV that can handle real life."

Maybe not... Boston Dynamics - Introducing Handle (YouTube)

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UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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So they're not allowed to call morons out on their bullshit?

That's a great policy.

A really really great policy.

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Is that a phone in your hand – or a gun? This neural network reckons it has it all figured out

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Re: How did it fare...

Original or bastardised remastered?

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Can it also tell the difference between a real gun and a Sega light gun?

Because these cops couldn't:

https://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/man-holds-woman-hostage-for-10-hours-with-a-sega-light-gun/

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Lawyer defending arson suspect flees court with pants on fire

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Re: Ahh colloquial meanings of words.

Liam Neeson said wanker in a Simpsons episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJp7drI8hWQ

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Ahh colloquial meanings of words.

For many years I was somewhat confused when in the American film Armed and Dangerous, Meg Ryan has a dance with someone at some event and afterwards says jokingly she was dancing so close to him she could probably get the guys fingerprints from her fanny...!

Only when I learnt Americans have a different meaning for that word than us Brits the penny dropped.

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Look! Up in the sky! Is it a drone? Is it a car? It's both, crossed with Uber

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Re: IoT

"drones descend from the sky and pick you up with little hooks"

Drones with sky hooks? Genius!

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concept . /'konsept/

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the art of writing bullshit and passing it off as a great idea

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: Sounds like an executive snit

Dark Helmet: Now hear this! Ludicrous speed!

Colonel Sandurz: Sir, hadn't you better buckle up?

Dark Helmet: Aw, buckle this! Ludicrous speed! Go!!

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Seagate plays disk cricket with a 12TB Enterprise Capacity drive spinner

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Re: Missing the important question...

You want to create a literal cloud storage facility?

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Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet

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WTF?

Muddy waters.

This Torrentfreak article UK Govt Refuses to Back Down Over Criminalization of File-Sharers (March 6, 2017) says that the government wants to bring online piracy jail sentences up to the level of offline piracy jail sentences; up to 10 years...

But in another article, UK ‘Pirates’ Get 20-Day Grace Period After Each Warning (January 25, 2017) we're told that people in the UK who are caught using bittorrent to download copyrighted media will only get a warning email, and if they continue to pirate then they'll get another warning email but the next one won't be sent out within 20 days of the previous warning and no action will be taken beyond warning emails.

Although apparently you won't get done for using Kodi etc. to stream copyrighted media you haven't paid for, however if you sell Kodi boxes in the UK you're likely to get arrested: UK Police Arrest Man For Selling 'Pirate' Kodi Devices (December 21, 2016).

Talk about mixed messages.

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Reg Lecture: Sex, AI, Robots and You

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BT splurges £1.2bn on securing Champions League rights, Sky heads for an early bath

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So my broadband cost is going up to pay for something you'd have to pay me to watch.

Makes perfect sense.

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Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*

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Re: Typical Hollywood

Ain't that the truth, David Prowse who acted one of the most iconic film characters in history, Darth Vader, once said this:

“I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we’ve got nothing to send you. Now here we’re talking about one of the biggest releases of all time,” said Prowse. “I don’t want to look like I’m bitching about it,” he said, “but on the other hand, if there’s a pot of gold somewhere that I ought to be having a share of, I would like to see it.”

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I bet they didn't short change Hammond, May & Clarkson....

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

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D.A.R.Y.L.?

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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Re: Salesmen?

It turns out you can polish a turd, but that doesn't stop it being a turd, or leaving you with dirty hands.

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Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

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Re: Ready for the down votes, but...

"Isn't it about time Ofcom arrived in the 21st century and licensed low powered jammers?"

Yeah sure that'll work, because everyone knows you can make radio waves stop at a specific distance without having to resort to any sort of metal shielding....

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Planned 'cookie law' update will exacerbate problems of old law – expert

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I hope it means an end to this bollocks:

"This in-your-face annoying popup is obscuring part of our website because by law we have to tell you we use cookies to track you. You can go ahead and click that little X in the corner but it won't do any good other than make this message go away, we're still going to track you. [X]"

Because browsing in incognito mode or using cookie scrubbers makes browsing the web bloody frustrating with all those mandated by law popups.

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Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates: Top websites, Docker stung

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Over exaggeration.

People who flippantly use phrases such as:

"That's like half the internet."

"It's all over Facebook."

"It broke the internet."

Should be made to stand in a cherry picker in front of a blackboard the size of a skyscraper and write out a billion times "I will not exaggerate ever again."

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Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB

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The rush to bring a product to market overlooked security?

No surprises there.

On a similar note it's probably about time encryption was introduced as a standard to the radio control hobby market, because it's apparently fairly easy to hijack someone's drone if you have the right kit with a bit of knowledge, and it wouldn't surprise me if someone decides they can make some money selling an easy to use drone hijacking device.

There would be a danger it's a run-of-the-mill ~1kg camera drone being operated in the vicinity of pedestrians (which it probably shouldn't be), but could be so much worse if the drone in question were a large hexacopter / octocopter capable of carrying cinema quality cameras that weighs many kilos and can cost 10's of thousands.

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Sony: Never mind the phones – look out at what our crazy lab scientists have done

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Do people actually want robots/computers that only communicate verbally?

Or is it a case of R&D depts thinking we do because so many popular sci-fi tv shows & films have some sort of voice communication between people & machines?

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Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'

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Next they'll want to make website blacklists a thing of the past.

By making website whitelists instead.

Isn't that what North Korea have done?

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Autonomous cars are about to do to transport what the internet did to information

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Autonomous cars will be great... ...until they're hacked

Oh, they've already started?

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It - Wired (YouTube)

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Machines taught how to 'smell' by new algorithm. How will they cope with shower-dodging nerds?

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How will they cope with shower-dodging nerds?

Easy.

Said nerds will simply hack the code to make it ignore certain smells.

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I want it hot and wet – preferably with Wi-Fi

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Re: Where was this, pray tell?

Really? From your description I could've sworn you were in somewhere like this.

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Ad men hope blocking has stalled as sites guilt users into switching off

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Tracking = unsettling

There's something very unsettling when you visit a website and see an advert for a specific product you were looking at on a previous, completely unrelated website.

That and animated adverts can GTFO, especially flash ones.

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