* Posts by Winkypop

4369 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Bloke gets six months for fixing up Russia's US election trolls with bank accounts, fake identities

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100 hours of community service

What?

Running errands to the Bank for the account holders?

He already has their details.

Better check your pockets -->

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Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Any landing you can walk away from...

Is a good landing.

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Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

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Russian Trolls

Tautology?

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World's largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

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Black Helicopters

In china

Poor security is a value-add feature.

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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"If you have installed it...then there is no need to worry."

Wait for it

Wait

For

It

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Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

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Re: I'm still amazed

Don't worry citizen.

Winston Smith will edit that out later.

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Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops' database consultation

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Big Brother says:

"Citizens, report yourself NOW, avoid the rush!

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US and UK Amazon workers get a wage hike – maybe they'll go to the movies, by themselves

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The American disease

FFS: "federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour"

$15 an hours aint too good either.

Disgusting.

I'm glad I'm exiting the workplace soon.

The great wage-swindle, that is the 21st century, can get in the sea.

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What do Zuck, Sergey, @Jack and Bezos have in common? They don't want encryption broken

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Bad laws are bad laws

Once foisted upon us, they tend to hang around like bad smells.

I don't trust either side to deal honestly on net security.

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The ink's not dry on California'a new net neutrality law and the US govt is already suing

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Pai in the sky

So the corollary would be:

The law encourages ISPs to block or slow online content. It also makes it legal for ISP to favor certain websites – apps, services – and to take money to prioritize a specific company's content.

Seems legit, not!

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Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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That horse, it bolted from the stable

It went that a way....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

...

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DEF CON hackers' dossier on US voting machine security is just as grim as feared

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Land of the free!

Free to vote any way (or number of times) you like.

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Nameless Right To Be Forgotten Google sueball man tries Court of Appeal – yet again

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Well, I can tell you that it's NOT me

That narrows it down a tad.

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WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

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Detail under pressure

Poor food

Poor hours

Poor accommodation

Excessive work pressure

Brilliant output

> Puts today's over paid jobsworths to shame.

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While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

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I'm here all week, try the veal!

The seniors home entertainment circuit awaits!

A much more suitable career for Donny.

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Brexit campaigner AggregateIQ challenges UK's first GDPR notice

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Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

As popular as ever...

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Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

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Easy to do

Just butter one side of the lander, guaranteed to land that side down and stick.

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National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe

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Support the TNMOC

It's no secret that it's a very very cool institution.

The place is amazing in all of it's dusty and electro-mechanical complexity!

The most memorable thing for me was the *smell* of the old equipment.

Glowing valves, reminds me of TV as a kid.

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Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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They know not what they do

See title

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First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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777?

I remember the 707!

<-- old

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Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'

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Hey guys!

Can any of you with a fax machine fax me over a few blank pages, I'm running low on paper.....

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Revealed: The billionaire baron who’ll ride Elon’s thrusting erection to the Moon and back

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"everyday people"

Because people only endure poverty because they enjoy it so much.

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Check out this link! It's not like it'll crash your iPhone or anything (Hint: Of course it will)

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Like a wet paint sign

People just HAVE to click.

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Brit airport pulls flight info system offline after attack by 'online crims'

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Landing at Bristol as a foreigner

Passports?

Nah mate, you're OK...

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Just 13 – no, er, make that 3,200 punters hit in Oz's Perth Mint hack

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It's times like these you need

Minties!

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Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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Trump

A bit shit, really.

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Activists raise alarm over insidious creep of surveillance in the UK

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Re: As a kid in the 60's

Original AC.

Not in rural NSW.

The most spy-based encounter I had was wearing a pair of Bata Scout shoes with the hidden compass in the heel.

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Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

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Leaks?

Leaking Russian prostitutes on a bed?

Oh sorry, wrong scandal....

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NASA's Kepler probe rouses from its slumber, up and running again

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Send NASA to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

They'll find another great lump that's way past it's use by date and needs major updates.

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Voyager 1's last 'thought' before finally going dark

Did I leave the gas on?

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Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth

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Wow, that's quite a cosmic prang

Imagine the tail back and number of traffic cones around that one.

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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

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We used to do the searching

Now the big boys search for us...

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Archive.org's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule

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But

Mr Peabody was always correct!

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Roskosmos admits that Soyuz 'meteorite' hole had more earthly origins

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If you look through the hole

IT'S FULL OF STARS!

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Plusnet customers peeped others' deets during system upgrade

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"handful"

I'll bet it wasn't a Trump size handful either.

Now sing the chorus along with me:

"We take the protection of our customers' data extremely seriously, (repeat)

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Huawei's Alexa-powered AI Cube wants to squat in your living room too

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I 'red' it as:

"Set up is very easy. You just plug the SIM card and you can give instant access to the great People's information bureau very soon,"

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Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)

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Trash day?

Just leave the old parts outside the craft.

Some guy in an old space-van will call by and take all the metals and valuable items.

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Lawyers sued for impersonating rival firm online to steal clients

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Lawyer Thunderdome!

You know it makes sense

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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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Hmmmm

Do they have one in white?

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MyHealth Record privacy legislation published

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What time is it now?

{implosion sound}

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Internet overseer continues wall-punching legal campaign

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Ode Cologne!

Better call Biggie Rat and Itchy!

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India's Cosmos bank raided for $13m by hackers

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Cosmos

I thought it was Billions and Billions...

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Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty

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Deeply flawed

Therefore: full steam ahead!

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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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