* Posts by Winkypop

4326 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

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Relax citizen.

The "if you've got nothing to hide" brigade will be here any minute!

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Spaaaaaace Foooooorce!

Just think Muppets!

The analogy is pretty decent:

- Hollow

- Brainless

- Someone has a hand up their back

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Statler and Waldorf?

Or some other old muppets?

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New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring 'new blood'

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A new kind of hell

"He reported to two Facebook employees, one in her 20s, the other age 30 to 40"

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The wheel turns slowly, but it turns: Feds emit IoT security tip sheet

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Stop

No

Just no

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Badly drawn dictator

This seems more of a slur on Pooh Bear than that Xi fella.

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Irish Supremes make shock decision to hear Facebook's appeal in Schrems II

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Let's face(book) it...

The money is only resting in their account.

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Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves

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And...

...many other people think that homeopathy is real.

Have your own opinion by all means, but don't claim your own reality.

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Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

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"Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation will be strengthened"

AKA: Big boys did it, then ran away.

Hunt is not fit.

Take some responsibility man!

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Make Facebook, Twitter, Google et al liable for daft garbage netizens post online – US Senator

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Simples

1. By law, tag all social media content and, if not auto-blocked by users, make it display a warning message. "Here be shite"...

2. Ignore. Live. enjoy.

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Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports

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Send him out for the Friday night kebabs run

Then lock the door behind him...

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Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon

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Meh

The clue is in the term

"Mankind"

(gender neutral by today's standards)

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Oz digital health agency tightens medical record access as watchdog warns of crim honeypot

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A tissue, a tissue

We all opt out...

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Will this biz be poutine up the cash? Hackers demand dosh to not leak stolen patient records

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Reminds me

Must opt-out of the Oz medical records scam scheme.

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By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

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SMEG!

That astro-navigation exam just got a tad harder for Rimmer.

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Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no

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Comrade Trump

A useful idiot.

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ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside

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Hmmmm

Some people seem to believe that Trump actually has a plan.

The old 3D chess myth.

Like that bull in the china shop, all the rest of us see is sheer chaos, noise and destruction.

Personally, I think he just makes it up every day. His only plan being today's headline.

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It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Re: gTLDs

****** WE HAVE A WINNER ******

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So, simply avoid all .news sites

Thanks for the heads up.

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Are you ready for some sueball?! NFL opens wallet, makes vid stream patent spat go away

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On the bright side

A courtroom debate over patent ownership is probably more interesting than an NFL game.

- runs away!

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A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades

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Guys guys guys!!!

You're giving greed a bad name!

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Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

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Listen, don't mention Taiwan!

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it alright

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UK privacy watchdog to fine Facebook 18 mins of profit (£500,000) for Cambridge Analytica

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Cardinal Fang!

Fetch...THE COMFY CHAIR!

[JARRING CHORD].

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Fitness app Polar even better at revealing secrets than Strava

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Colonel Mustard

On the running track with the Polar

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Four US govt agencies poke probe in Facebook following more 'oops, we spilled your data' shocks

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Just so glad I never drank the FB Koolaid

Hens coming home to roost --->

(Or Penguins, if they roost)

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India tells WhatsApp to add filters, ASAP

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“Instances of lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently"

As opposed to what?

Instances of lynching of guilty people?

Just stop the lynching I say!!!

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Centrelink scheduled maintenance at time clients needed it most

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Centrelink online

It's own circle of Hell.

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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"Google support lacks human judgement"

And when you do talk to a human*, they lack the approval and process to use human judgement.

* Admittedly this hasn't happen to me for a few years.

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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Basil Brush et al

Boom boom!

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

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Ummm, El Reg...

Personally, I'm not comfortable with the story image you have chosen.

It's neither funny nor clever. Some might see it as mild endorsement.

However, I'm sure many may disagree with me.

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Surveys-as-a-service outfit Typeform spilled a backup from May

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Electoral Commission for State of Tasmania

“name, address, email and date of birth information”

What about head-two's data?

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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It's already been said, but...

"User privacy needs to be thoughtfully balanced against legitimate business needs."

"thoughtfully

Weasel word for a massive legal maze of Byzantium proportions.

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Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

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But, guys!!

Think of the poor marketing wonks at the other end!

No data stream...no PI...

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Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

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Only the straight-A students had access to the schools computer (singular)

Needless to say, I never got near it.

As for having your own at home.

Pffff, some chance.

I made up for things when I started work.

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft scolded for tricking people into spilling their private info

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It appears that "use" = acceptance with these guys

Ya pays ya money*, ya takes ya chances.

* In this case your ID

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Reality Winner, liberty loser: NSA leaker faces 63 months in the cooler

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Fox News

Cruel and unusual punishment!

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Smyte users not smitten with Twitter: APIs killed minutes after biz gobble

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No Smyte for you

And no Smyte for you....

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Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Re: Bravo madam!

If the gov is left wing I'd hate to see your idea of right wing.

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." - George Orwell

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Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...

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Eviscerated!

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Atari 0

(world cup and all)

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Cryptography is the Bombe: Britain's Enigma-cracker on display in new home

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TNMOC ROCKS

I love the smell of old transformers and tubes!

Well done all.

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Because, if you want immorality

...just quote the Bible.

Who stole America?

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Donald Trump trumped as US Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban

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The Emperor is clueless

The Great Dumpling fails again.

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US-CERT warns of more North Korean malware

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In related NEWS

The President has received a nifty new USB drive from the recent North Korean meeting.

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Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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So, no modded V8s in Switzerland then?

Guy across the street seems to be prepping for Bathurst.

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Geoboffins baffled as Ceres is crawling with carbon organics

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Windows

I blame

Fly tippers

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

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Call it crazy but...

I'm more inclined to "trust" the Russians than the 5 Eyes and Euros these days.

None are really trustworthy but you do need to use some protection online.

Besides, the REAL threat to people's IDs are the various social media platforms where users literally give away their info.

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Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

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How long until...

1. The use of masks is de rigueur in public life.

2. The use of masks is made illegal in public life.

?

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Kepler finds three Earth-sized exoplanets, but they're too hot to handle

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Combustion point for beach towels

If there was any chance of pools of liquid water, you can bet the Germans have already put out their towels.

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In World Cup Russia, our Wi-Fi networks will log on to you!

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Re: Why would you even let Russia host the world cup ?

Yes.

Money.

It's big-sport, it's corrupt.

Da.

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nbn™ ponders a gamers' gate to throttle heavy wireless users

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Don't mention the crap network

Blame the users.

What a crock.

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