* Posts by The Vociferous Time Waster

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YouTuber cements head inside microwave oven

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Also that assumes he hasn’t already fouled the gene pool.

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Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?

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Microwave

And this is why there are Brummie dumbasses prepared to cement their heads into a microwave to make some YouTube dollar.

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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Next year...

Next year is the year of Linux on the desktop.

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While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February

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Re: Plenty of blame to go around

Let's not forget Thatcher2.0's role in intelligence hacking whilst Home Secretary.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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Layer 8

Failures of contraception are more often failure at the user level than the hardware level. Most of them can be 100% effective if done correctly but split condoms, failure to withdraw, missed pills and messed up rhythm dates are all just user error.

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Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab

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Re: Guns and kids

Sounds like the sort of childhood that isn't allows these days.

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Tell that to Brendan Cox

It was a stolen .22 rifle that was used on his wife.

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Boss swore by 'For Dummies' book about an OS his org didn't run

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Ha

I would have pretended to refer to the For Dummies book to find the fix for added troll.

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Re: Technically very easy

(Yes, if you use a VPN you are effectively using a different routing table)

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Re: Lazy-arsed, slovenly journalism.

And they aren't "hackers", they're "crackers" goddamit.

Don Quixote

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Technically very easy

Given the short block periods a false positive isn't that much of a problem and you don't even need to block the game from the start. Just wait for the game to start and watch for spikes in streaming content then advertise a route to null0 into your network. Drop the route after 90 mins and wait for the next game.

It is more effective to drop traffic during the match than before because if you do it before the punters have time to find an alternative - watching it legally becomes a lot more attractive when you have missed the end of a few games.

The significance here is the fact it is IP rather than host name blocking - it's a blunter tool but harder to circumvent because you can use an alternate DNS provider but you can't use a different routing table.

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Friday security roundup: Secret Service laptop bungle, hackers win prizes, websites leak

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Re: Permission

Sure, Streaky, you know more about security than the USSS.

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UK.gov gears up for IR35 private sector crackdown – say industry folk

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Tax isn't taxing

Make me pay more tax and I will just up my rates. Someone will pay.

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Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

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Faraday

If only prisons could be surrounded by a high, earthed, metal mesh. Some sort of fence should do the trick.

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Macs don't get viruses? Hahaha, ha... seriously though, that Word doc could be malware

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Re: Macs do get viruses

"Now I get to play with Hex Dumps all afternoon,"

So stare at them and wish you had been to college?

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How the NYE leap second clocked Cloudflare – and how a single character fixed it

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Re: the code was updated to check if rttMAX was equal to or less than zero

DST (and indeed timezones) are not a change to the time, just a change to the way that the time is displayed; for the reason you mentioned and many more. The US and many other places change their DST on differing dates and many places don't do it at all.

Time is expressed in UTC, which is essentially very similar to Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight saving in the UK (BST; British Summer Time) is simply a display of UTC+1 so the systems comparing time clocks would still store and compare UTC to UTC. The difference with a leap second is that it is actually a change to UTC.

When "the clocks change" normally it is just the function of displaying the clock rather than the internal clock that changes except in these very rare and specific cases.

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Re: the code was updated to check if rttMAX was equal to or less than zero

DST (and indeed timezones) are not a change to the time, just a change to the way that the time is displayed; for the reason you mentioned and many more. The US and many other places change their DST on differing dates and many places don't do it at all.

Time is expressed in UTC, which is essentially very similar to Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight saving in the UK (BST; British Summer Time) is simply a display of UTC+1 so the systems comparing time clocks would still store and compare UTC to UTC. The difference with a leap second is that it is actually a change to UTC.

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London's Winter Wonderland URGENTLY seeks Windows 10 desk support

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Haha

All you folks talking about 800 a day rates are dreaming - you can pick up Windows support chimps really cheaply so you don't have to pay more than £150 for one. You don't even need to pay VAT as they don't earn enough to be VAT registered. No matter how good you think you are there is a paper MCSE who will undercut you.

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees £18.5bn Sky takeover deal

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Scum

Let's not forget these scumbags are really who you voted into power in June.

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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Re: Fewer

Obvious troll is obvious.

Less than 1 cow because cow becomes an uncountable mass rather than countable objects when cow < 1

Just like you have fewer loaves of bread but less bread if discussing a portion of one loaf.

And fewer slices of either.

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The thing is

I only eat animals because they're MADE OUT OF FOOD!

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Re: Edible?

They did die of old age - too old and they get a bit tough to eat.

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Fat of the land

I am going to spend my evening rubbing animal fat into a variety of notes in my possession and will then release them into the wild at my nearest vegan wholefood market.

Bacon fat, butter fat, beef dripping, man fat...

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Re:

Well it's written on vellum

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Surprise, surprise. BT the only Universal Service Obligation provider in town

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Nationalise openreach

Like network rail the infrastructure should be state owned and the private service providers offer the service on top of that.

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AI is all trendy and fun – but it's still a long way from true intelligence, Facebook boffins admit

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Terminator

AI is great with big data...

Saw a great talk on this at TEDxCERN earlier in the month. Basically AI is great at big data decisions but not so good at the small data decisions.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IBoJcDlqmo0&feature=youtu.be

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AI is great with big data...

Saw a great talk on this at TEDxCERN earlier in the month. Basically AI is great at big data decisions but not so good at the small data decisions.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IBoJcDlqmo0&feature=youtu.be

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KCL staff offered emotional support, clergy chat to help get over data loss

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Backups

I sync to three different competing cloud providers from my laptop and my wife's laptop. If we lost both laptops it would be fairly trivial to recover.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise to outsource global IT team to CSC borg

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Juicy

Some juicy contract work to be had then...

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Panicked WH Smith kills website to stop sales of how-to terrorism manuals

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Think of the children

My prep school science teacher was forever teaching us how to make explosives.

He was banged up for 8 years for kiddie fiddling so it turned out that was the bigger danger.

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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The referendum was based on outright lies from the leave camp so the result is close enough to treat with the distain it deserves. The majority of the electorate didn't vote to leave so let's just get on with our lives and start sending proper politicians to the EU parliaments rather than cockhammers like Garage.

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WebAssembly: Finally something everyone agrees on – websites running C/C++ code

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Urgh

So long as I can turn it off...

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Microsoft's IFTTT competitor goes live for suits & sysadmins alike

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Bindun

Yahoo pipes was ahead of its time

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Parliamentarians ask Obama to withdraw Lauri Love extradition request

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Urgh

Yet again parliamentary sovereignty is challenged by some foreign burocrats we haven't elected. Time for UKIP to save us all with USEXIT!

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Yahoo! halts! email! forwarding! to! outside! email! addresses!

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Re: Hacked

I mean if you start getting a lot of password reset emails you might think to change your email password but you might not think to see if mail is also being forwarded to scumbag@email.ru

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Hacked

Wait, if everyone's credentials are already on pastebin then perhaps they want to stop hackers bccing all mail to nefarious destinations while they set to work resetting passwords on more valuable accounts.

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The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide

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Hey, here's an idea

We should have a female Bond, or maybe a black Bond? Oh, wait, that's already been harped on about every time they do the casting for a new movie. It's worse than when the Doctor regenerates and people start going on about equality in the way that people only do to appologise for white male privilege.

I don't need to see fictional characters rebranded with a new race or a new gender just to balance things up, I want to see new and interesting characters given screen time regardless of their race or gender. Don't give me a black Bond give me a black character in an action movie that is as good or better than the Bond franchise.

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Got to dash out for some rubber johnnies? Amazon has a button for that

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It doesn't

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AAA

It's my understanding they have a AAA that lasts for ages because the wireless connection only comes on when your press the button.

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Re: Get out of my country corps

People get mobile phones that are subsidised but tied to a particular network so why wouldn't they get a washing machine that is subsidised so long as you use a certain brand of detergent from a certain supplier. The proles tend to be strapped for cash on large purchases but willing to sign up to pay slightly over the odds on the weekly costs a bit like buying stuff on the never never.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

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Won't cost much

Remember we also have that extra £350m that we haven't started spending on the NHS yet , we could use that.

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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I love Devon

Pretty much all of the south west from Bristol onwards has weird stuff happening every day and people just go about their lives.

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Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink

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Re: Everyone seems to have missed the point here......

Obvious troll is obvious.

Everyone knows network people are better paid and more respected while DBAs are rounded up in the job center with a large net.

The hierarchy goes like this:

Firewalls & Loadbalancers

Routers & Switches

UNIX servers

Oracle DBA

SQL DBA

VoIP/Telephony

Windows Servers

Desktop support

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

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Megaphone

Your MP is an idiot...

Your MP is an idiot so won't be able to understand the nuances of this double failure and how it is significant in terms of national infrastructure (and national security) and economic prosperity. The only way he will care enough to ask questions in the house is if you use your considerable specialist knowledge to write to him or her and explain how this sort of thing really shouldn't be able to happen. If two key sites can go offline so easily imagine if sites were taken offline as part of a coordinated attack to coincide with some activity that caused major economic harm to the UK - it would make Brexit look like child's play.

The only way to get your representatives in Government to investigate this is to show them you care and why they should care too.

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Apple Watch craze over before it started: Wrist-puter drags market screaming off a cliff

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Yoinks!

"People who don't get the point of wearable tech saying that wearable tech has no point."

Sales have dropped because market of those who want it and can afford it has been saturated. Unless price drops there won't be much traction until the next generation and even then the refresh cycle will be longer than a cellphone because a lot of people aren't used to the idea of a refresh cycle on their watch.

Wearable tech isn't about telling the time, it's about seeing messages discretely without getting your phone out of your pocket; it's about haptic alerts; it's about health data; it's about turning on your porch light with Siri when you get home late with a sleeping toddler in your arms; it's about paying for your morning coffee when you forgot your wallet and of course it's about making phone calls on your watch like Dick Tracy

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Urgh

So we have Nigel Farage in a Thatcher costume or Thatcher in a Thatcher costume. Brilliant and well done 52%

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Oh come on

This is normally a forum for smart people. The expressed will of the people was a vote of a minority of the electorate and it was largely based on the blatant campaign lies of the leave camp.

Parliament has been advised that a minority of the electorate have a wish to leave the EU however this desire should be tempered against a need to ascertain what sort of deal we can get and if it is in the interest of the people and meets the terms of the deal offered by the leave camp.

If the government cannot obtain freedom from EU 'laws', curtailing of free movement (while protecting status of British migrants abroad), £350m extra a week for the NHS and full and tarrif free access to the single market then the deal does not have the mandate of that minority of the electorate because that is what they voted for.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Re:

Ditto re ashes. Send him to spaaaaaace!

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Telegram crammed: Hackers find way to send massive messages

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Telegram

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP

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Not-so Secret Rulers of the World gather to talk cybersecurity, AI and, er, TalkTalk?

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Dido is the entertainment

They lads are planning on drinking port in their dinner suits while watching her get whipped in her undies.

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