* Posts by Winkypop

3905 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

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Re: Just curious

"It's called cabbage"

Or in concealed carry format: Brussel sprouts

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Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

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Webrooted

Seems they haven't changed much since I last used their software.

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Canada says yes to net neutrality – and no to Trump advisor, eh?

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O Canada

Better, just always better.

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Cuffing Assange a 'priority' for the USA says attorney-general

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Double bunks?

Julian might find Kim Jong-un moving in as well soon.

Sleep-over!

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Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

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President Snowflake

Melting faster than Frosty vacationing on Mercury...

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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You leave one USB stick on a train and....

...everyone is shooting the messenger.

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We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

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Hiding illegal activity in plain sight

Remember kids, these agencies are supposed to be the good guys.

Do they also cross their fingers when making these statements?

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Google's cloudy image recognition is easily blinded, say boffins

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Blinded by the blight

Next: Increase in robberies by pimply people!

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eBay threatens to block Australians from using offshore sellers

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Meh

Add the 10%, make me pay delivery and wait for the post

It's still a much better deal than any local supplier/retailer.

If you can even get the item locally.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Angel

Sin and sex

Only one of these things actually exists.

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

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Relatives on mine lived in Hull in the 1700 and 1800s

One was born at "swine lane"

The mind boggles.

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Astro-boffinry breakthrough: Loads of ingredients for life found on Saturn's Enceladus

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astrobiologists exam

1. Write a complete list of all known astrobiology. Extra paper is available on request.

Seriously, good job.

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Alert: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers

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Social media

Now there's ya problem.

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Law Commission pulls back on official secrets laws plans after Reg exposes flawed report

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El Reg: 1

Forces of evil: 0

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Cowardly Microsoft buries critical Hyper-V, WordPad, Office, Outlook, etc security patches in normal fixes

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Trust me

I'm from Redmond...

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Boeing 737 turns 50

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A venerable workhorse

Flew in many of these.

Some spanking new and some clearly recycled and held together with spit and tissue paper.

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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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How do you become an Alt Med practitioner?

It's easy, there's nothing to it.

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'Evidence of Chinese spying' uncovered on eve of Trump-Xi summit

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Hirrary done it

Why bother?

Trump's stupid enough to Tweet state secrets between press tanties.

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Sorry eh? Canadian mounties own up: Yes, we own 10 IMSI-catchers

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Re: Red Chinese Monkey Patrol

Yes indeed.

Many years ago I had a minor car wreck in the back-blocks of the Yukon.

Waited for the Mounties to show up for insurance etc....

- No horse

- No red uniform

More disappointing than the accident.

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Red Chinese Monkey Patrol

Such snappy uniforms, who could be mad at them?

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

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Ok then, how about a good old stoning!

...are there any women here...?

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NY court slaps down Facebook's attempt to keep accounts secret from search warrants

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Just goes to show

Facebook is just not warranted.

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US border cops must get warrants to search citizens' gadgets – draft bipartisan law emerges

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Big Brother

As someone who experienced Soviet Bloc border controls

All I can say is: has the Obertwitterführer (thanks Mephistro) heard of "glasnost"?

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Snakes and bats cause more blackouts than criminal haxors

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Re: Flying foxes

"Wonder what other horrible fauna Australia's got I haven't heard of?"

BEWARE THE 'DROP BEAR' !!!

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Bat Fink

"Blackouts in Australia can be caused by snakes, birds, bats, and cats, but precious few by Russian hackers."

That's just what the Rissians want you to think....

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Cambridge Analytica arrives in Australia to STEAL our democracy!

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Meh

Different fleas

Same rats

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Y'know CSS was to kill off HTML table layout? Well, second time's a charm: Meet CSS Grid

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Yay!

As above

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How hard will it be to measure Planet Nine?

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Planet 10

Name it: "Pluto B"

No, I'm not over it!

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Home Office accused of blocking UK public's scrutiny of Snoopers' Charter

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RE: Consultation

Government consultation is just code for: "Selling the message" or "Bringing the people on a journey"

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

Oh Alabama!

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US Customs sued for information about border phone searches

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Do you have a mobile device?

Me: No

Homeland Security: Not at all?

Me: Well yes, back at home in (overseas country).

Homeland Security: Right! Fly back home and get it and we'll think about letting you in...

--> let me check my coat again.

[not a true story]

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Astroboffins clock thriving stellar nursery nestled in violent supermassive black hole

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Reality

Even more amazing than expected.

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nbn™ builder prioritises easy premises, because it must work like that

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We're on the road to node-ware

I've taken up pigeon keeping, I'm gunna collar the comms market.

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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I'm gunna wash that LAN right out of my hair...

Apologies for those old enough.

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If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

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Change to the Preamble to the United States Constitution

We the accused...

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Australia bins safe harbour, presses ahead with Minister-as-NetAdmin plan

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Brandis

That paragon of virtue, honesty and transparency!

What could possibly go wrong?

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Coppers 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech

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Relax

The PNC is just Facebook for coppers...

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

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Re: Easy to prove..

Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to scan letters written in thick crayon?

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TRAPPIST-1's planets are quiet. Quiet as the grave, in fact

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Ahah! Not so fast Mr Scientist

Every fool knoa that "climate models" and "climate change" are a commie-pinko-Darwinian-LGBTI-Planned Parenthood conspiracy theory!

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Now THAT'S a landslide victory: Astroboffins snap avalanche on a comet in science first

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RE: Large crack visible near cliff edge (image)

You can almost see the "Free bird seed!" sign left by Wile E. Coyote....

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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We are the children

The Government is Mummy and Daddy.

The Government loves you very much...

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Info Commish marks own homework, says it didn't break law over Prince Charles request

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Pass the Duchy on the left-hand side

What are they smoking?

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World's worst botnet fiends switch from ransomware to stock scam spam

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Necurs

We are ALL Necurs....

Icon --> Getting 'Lucille' out

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Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

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^^ This

I'd rather leave my tech at home than trust it to the rough and tumble, and light-fingeredness of the baggage handling process.

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60 slow-mo A-bomb test videos explode onto YouTube

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Thanks for the article!

I shall pass it on to Dad.

Although not strictly the same, he was at the Anglo-Australian nuclear tests. (Christmas Is, Monte Bello and Maralinga)

Icon: Turn around!

* Also to: Brenda McViking for the link

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Terminator

A spokesdroid said:

"We’re continuing to experiment with new ways to surface unique content [EAT AT JOE's] for users and we could have done [HALF OFF AT TARGET] better in this case."

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NSA hacking chief's mission impossible: Advising White House on cybersecurity

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But

Can you even encrypt crayons?

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Twitter app pwned by pro-Turkey hackers: Users' accounts sling 'Nazi' slurs

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Erwegoagn!

What's up with Erdogan?

Trump stealing his crack-pot-dictator lime light?

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Headphone batteries flame out mid-flight, ignite new Li-Ion fears

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Rude awakening at 30,000ft

Now if only you could still take bottles of water aboard....

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Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans

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Ahh yes, Simpkins, do come in, take a seat

Now about your application for promotion. It seems you will be leaving us before long, and the training is rather expensive. Have you considered spending more time with your family, hmmm?

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