* Posts by Winkypop

3961 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

British prime minister slams Facebook and pals for votes

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And I thought the witch was dead

The ghost of Maggie rises in this one.

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TRUMP SCANDAL! No, not that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one.

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Devil

Who needs to hack to destroy the business?

Trump does a pretty darn good job of that himself.

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Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis

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Megaphone

Nicolás Maduro

Sounds like a right, far right, nutter!

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Juno's first data causing boffins to rewrite the text books on Jupiter

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Interplanetry science

For the win!

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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

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I agree

'Low' may not adequately describe it, subterranean perhaps?

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Schiaparelli probe crash caused by excessive spin, report concludes

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"very close to [landing]"

"gaping hole measuring 15 by 40 metres across"

If being lower than the actual landing site is the result, then you are TOO close.

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Armstrong's moon-purse set for $4m bid-off

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One owner, only used on a Sunday

Many miles though...

July 20, 1969 = Sunday

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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

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Louie

The Fly

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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Not sharing the data

Just caring for the data....

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Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

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Hi, just looking thanks

As you were...don't mind us.

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After stiffing us with Trump, Weiner 'fesses to underage cock shot rot

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Call Alex Jones

Proof positive of the Jewish/lizard/pizza-gate conspiracy...

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UK Tory party pledges 'digital' charter, wants Verify to back online gov

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Meanwhile.....

Sales of pitchforks and flaming torches are UP!

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Chelsea Manning leaves prison, heads straight for booze and pizza

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Hey Donald

That means there's a spare cell in the federal penitentiary....

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Payroll-for-contractors company named at centre of AU$165m tax scam scheme

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Faaaaaark!

Sharks in suits (allegedly)

I mean, there's cheating on your income tax and then there's the big end of town.

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Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban

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Re: Now showing

No down votes from me, but I still think these 'things' are mere grist for the mill.

We are being played.

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Meh

Now showing

Young Malcolm is in dire need of a distraction, good old security theater to the rescue!

How are those polls going?

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Giant spawn hammer on Antarctica map. Thanks, Google Waze

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Don't show Trump

He'll want to invade immediately!

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WannaCrypt outbreak contained as hunt for masterminds kicks in

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You Sir, stole my post

Well played.

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Have a go with this WW2 German Lorenz cipher machine – in your browser

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+1 for the TNMOC

Well worth a visit if you ever find yourself in the desolate wilds of Milton Keynes.

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All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

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Re: Radio?

"Cheese isle"

Do they do package tours?

I like a bit of Wensleydale myself.

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Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity, White House now runs the show

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Alert

Dunning-Kruger risk today

High, very high. Sad.

The US is being managed by dolts.

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Oz MP flies crypto-kite, wants backdoors without backdoors

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The magic pudding

OK, how about encryption that only works for the good guys....?

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

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Re: In their defense (sic)

Thanks guys. These things I know and understand.

Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_811

Though not a bomb, the plane landed OK with a huge hole in it.

Just trying to put my mind in the space of the Ne'er-do-wells....

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In their defense (sic)

Maybe the explosion from a laptop bomb in the hold might be better contained within the other baggage, whereby a laptop in the cabin could be held against a window/wall?

Devil's advocate -->

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Another IoT botnet has been found feasting on vulnerable IP cameras

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Stop

Just apply the "DC Patch"

Infestation aside: yet another use for Duct Tape.

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FBI boss James Comey was probing Trump's team for Russia links. You're fired, says Donald

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All is well in Trumpistan

Cats and dogs, living together...

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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I can't be the first to say:

[smug mode]

I never used Facebook.

[smug mode continues]

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Fake ruse: USA Today calls the FBI after half of its 15m Facebook Likes turn out to be bogus

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"successfully spam their victims with links to tat online"

I include Facebook in that category.

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Debenhams Flowers shoppers stung by bank card-stealing tech pest

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Pirate

A company spokedroid said:

No flowers by request.

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Australian Taxation Office named as party preventing IT contractors being paid

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WA offices

Over here WA stands for Wait Awhile.....

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Uncle Sam backs down on slurping passwords from US visa hopefuls

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America

Just say no.

PS: Canada is nicer, and safer, anyway.

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Hackers emit 9GB of stolen Macron 'emails' two days before French presidential election

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Meh

I rather hope...

...the French take their democracy a whole lot more seriously than do their US cousins.

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Greater Manchester cops fined after victim interview vids lost in post

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In a pervese and obscure way...

...the victims, should they be tax payers or not, helped pay the fine!

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Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

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Big Brother

They like to watch

Resistance is futile

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

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Childcatcher

Come out little children...

Come out and get some goodies...

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Let's go live to the Uber-Waymo legal war – and see what's happening

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Re: $250 million

I probably just chewed the end off, a bad habit of the times.

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$250 million

Not bad for a recruitment bonus I guess.

When I first started working 35 years ago, I got a free biro *.

* But I couldn't take it home.

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WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

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Litigation? Take-down? Copyright?

Maybe that prior-art legal action from Mr B. Bunny of Pismo Beach has legs after all, Doc!

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Unpaid tech contractor: 'I have to support my family. I have no money for medicines'

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Unhappy

These guys are being screwed over

I'm so glad I'm on the 'exit ramp' of my career and changing down gears.

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LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'

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26B$

Imagine spending that money of something, you know, useful:

- clean water in Africa

- renewable energy sources

- education for the needy

- cleaning the oceans

- etc

We are toast.

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Welsh Linux Mint terror nerd jailed for 8 years

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Cufflinks?

How 1970's

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Transatlantic link typo by Sweden's Telia broke Cloudflare in the US

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Bork, bork, bork!

Bork, bork, bork, bork, bork, bork, bork, bork, bork, bork,

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Cybercrook spared jail after copping to FIFA video game mega-hack

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Back in the day....

...we were content with jamming an ice cream stick in the coin slot to enable free ball return / free games on the pub pool table.

Kids today, eh?

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Republicans go all Braveheart again with anti-net neutrality bill

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Festering swamp rats!

Why is America lead by such utter asshats?

(rhetorical question)

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Boffins gently wake the Large Hadron Collider from annual hibernation

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Boffin

Time to Paaaaarticle

+ one for amazing boffins and boffinesses!

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Huawei used cheap-as-chips chips in some P10s, now buyers want to boil it in oil

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Puts a new meaning to:

Minimum chips.

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Trump trumps US Digital Service with order to establish American Technology Council

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WTF?

By golly gee willikers...

The Numpty is strong in this one.

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KickassTorrents kicked out again, this time by Australia

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I. Must. Not. Click.....

My government loves me and knows what is best.

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Australian Federal Police accessed metadata without warrant, broke law

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Re: How the carrier should know

The Feds cross check alcohol, cigarette, notepad and take-away meal sales meta data....

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NASA's Cassini snaps pic inside Saturn's ring – peace among the stars

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Ring burn

Way to go Cassini

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