* Posts by Winkypop

4432 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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I clicked

But I didn't inhale!

Cop films chap on body-worn cam because he 'complains about cops a lot'. Chap complains

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It's like....

...these body cams only seem to work when the Police want them to.

'Now is the winter of our disk contents'... Decision on Lauri Love's seized gear due next week

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What's the bet...

the plods have lost the gear?

"Ummmm, errr, it decamped in a unknown direction..."

It's OK, everyone – Congress's smart-cookie Republicans have the answer to America's net neutrality quandary

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Re: I've always wondered...

Gosh Bob, relax man. Breeeeeeathe.

If Godwin's law relates to the term "nazis".

Which law relates to the term "snowflake"? It has much the same impact.

Serious question.

Crypto exchange in court: It owes $190m to netizens after founder 'dies without telling anyone vault passwords'

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Has anyone tried....

"qwerty123" ????

Original WWII German message decrypts to go on display at National Museum of Computing

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Support TNMOC

A fantastic resource staffed by great people.

A visit is a must for anyone even slightly interested in computing, old machines and the smell of dusty valves!

Now to make a cup of tea in my TNMOC Colossus mug...

Wednesday: Facebook sparks another privacy brouhaha. Thursday: Facebook axes Iranian disinfo bods. Fancy that!

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FB better be careful

With this level of fakery and abuse, even the bad guys will be looking for a new platform soon.

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

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Will no one rid me of this turbulent pest?

In other NEWS:


Apols to: @HenryThySecond

Ouch, Apple! Plenty of iPhones stuck in tech channel. How many? That's a 'wild card'

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Huawei too expensive!

PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can snoop on your iPhone, Mac mic before you pick up call

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Two rolls or will one do it?

You think election meddling is bad now? Buckle up for 2020, US intel chief tells Congress

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Re: Oz Elections coming

To be honest, neither should Trump (be POTUS)...

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Re: Oz Elections coming

We even have our very own Trump!


Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain

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Treat 'em mean

Keep 'em keen, hey Apple?

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

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I no longer feel dirty

I can now give up my Chrome habit for sure...

Clone your own Prince Phil, says eBay seller hawking debris left over from royal car crash

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Toad of Toad Hall

You there, Footman!

Another Range Rover!

This last one has commoner all over it.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

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Does the fly know it's about to land on shit

Or is it just driven by blind instinct and need?

Facebook's pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from 'fake' profiles

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Not fake!

Alternate personas are people too you know! *

* Your mileage may vary.

Huawei and Intel hype up AI hardware, TensorFlow tidbits, and more

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As a fake its unconvincing

Mind you.

As a POTUS, so is Trump.

Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election

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True, but

Breitbart and Fox News are by far some of the worst and most blatant purveyors of tat.

Zuck's 2019 tech talk tour should tackle the questions Facebook spent 2018 dodging

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How to win at social media use

1. Don't start.

Worked for me!

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock

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Yeah, bastards!

Bring back the iPod Classic.

And get off my lawn!

NHS England claims it will be all-digital within the decade

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Cheaper option?

If the NHS ask the Chinese nicely, they might send them a copy of their PI database.

After all the previous data breaches, I'm sure the Chinese already have a searchable index of UK Health Service data.

New Horizons snaps finish buffering: Ultima Thule actually two dust bunnies that got snuggly 4.5 billion years ago

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Bert and Ernie*

It looks like a rubber duck too.

* Extra points if that upsets the religious fundies...

Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records ... and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

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Apologies ad nauseam

How about fines ad nauseam as well ?

Um, I'm not that Gary, American man tells Ryanair after being sent other Gary's flight itinerary

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I have a doppelganger email friend

His wife's and his own first names almost match my wife's and my first names.

Years ago we independently constructed portmanteau email addresses based on cut-down versions of our first names, with one tiny difference.

Same ISP. Thousands of Ks apart.

I often get his emails, usually for his most recent telephone purchase.

I know all about him. So, I got in contact.

I now just send his emails on to him and destroy my copy.

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse

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Excellent article

But a life at sea, AND the chance that people might shoot at you, not jolly likely!

Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

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Kids today eh?

At least it keeps them off my lawn!

New Horizons probe reveals Ultima Thule is huge, spinning... chicken drumstick?

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Pay attention in Maths and Physics class kids

You never know what you might get involved in...

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Dirty great big flamethrowers!!!


Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is: 1. More ad revenue, and 2. Good PR. Lots of love – Mark, aged 34½

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One day Mark, one day

When you stop lying, you'll become a real boy!

Houston, we've had a problem: NASA fears internal server hacked, staff personal info swiped by miscreants

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Re: Apollo 13

Wrong or right, no point cryo-ing about it.

German cybersecurity chief: Anyone have any evidence of Huawei naughtiness?

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Huawei the lads!

No comment.

I just wanted to use that title.

American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

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The US can't be too careful

After all, they already have a crook for a President.

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC

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Show me the bunny

Bombastic Bob and LucreLout.

Guys, you're doing 'Narcissistic Prick' wrong.

Waaaay too much empathy...

Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS

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Vitamin Water

In some places known as: Utter Bullshit

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

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Wrong measurement

Use unicorn-tear picolitres per square xanadu length!

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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Big Brother

We are the product.

Our PI is the IP.

Carry on citizen.

As you were.

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

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Somehere in interstellar space...


Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Big Brother

Pretty soon....

...the authorities will want a software based back-door kill-switch.

I have control

No citizen, I have control...

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth

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Careful with that TAGSAM Eugene

Hit Bennu wrong and that 2175 to 2196 chance of collision might be > 1%

Here's the list of space orgs big and small sparring to send next NASA gear to the Moon

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Is it too much to ask for?

Before I go, I'd love to see, non invasive, HD/4K video of the various Apollo sites.

Perhaps a Moon drone flying around the various LEM bases?

It's been a very long time since 1972.

AWS has a security hub, OpenSSL has a new license, London has a problem with cryptocoins, and more

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The Dunkin' Donuts breach attracted a larger than normal Police attendance...

High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter

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Big Brother


Give until it hurts.

Big Brother loves you.

Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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Re: root cause?

^^ This

Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

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That's OK then

Just a really really small deliberate compromise to encryption then.

The bad guys will never find that!

HMRC: 30 months to prep Northern Ireland backstop systems, 24 for customs

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Of course it will fail


Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg can't remember smear firm, but 'some of their work' crossed her desk

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The more they obfuscate

The more guilty they appear

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK

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"Black Friday" in Australia has a VERY DIFFERENT meaning

Maybe that's why it's no big deal here.

The Black Friday bushfires of 13 January 1939, in Victoria, Australia, were among the worst natural bushfires (wildfires) in the world. Almost 20,000 km² (4,942,000 acres, 2,000,000 ha) of land was burned, 71 people died, several towns were entirely obliterated and the Royal Commission that resulted from it led to major changes in forest management. Over 1,300 homes and 69 sawmills were burned, and 3,700 buildings were destroyed. It was calculated that three-quarters of the State of Victoria was directly or indirectly affected by the disaster. The Royal Commission noted that "it appeared the whole State was alight on Friday, 13 January


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