* Posts by hplasm

4478 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling

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Allah's Snackbar. Best Hummus in the Middle East.

See how far that gets you...

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Global IPv4 address drought: Seriously, we're done now. We're done

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IPV6...

It's the Esperanto of the Interwebs!

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Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Never mind the code quality, feel the "innovation."

There 's a FSM in the Kernel.

All hail his noodly appendage, may he bless the sauce code!

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NASA picks three Martian wet patches for 2020 splashdown

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Re: Fast rocket....

If there was a splashdown, then that would indicate water, so the probe wouldn't need to go...

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Totally not-crazy billionaire Elon Musk: All of us – yes, even you – must become cyborgs

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Re: LOL

"...waiting for a computer to perform a successful bicycle kick..."

Why? There are plenty of meat-idiots to kick sportsballs, although AI footballers would be 1000x cheaper and probably more intelligent.

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That guy using a Surface you keep seeing around town could be a spy

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Re: What special build are the spies using?

Linux -Surface Edition.

See- Secure Boot can be bypassed...!

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Like a worm eating its own tail...

Or as in this case, a worm with its head up its own arse.

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Senator wants a piece of Pai: FCC boss blasted for ripping up schools, libraries internet report

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Re: you must know the drill by now . . .

"The 1% can only buy so much stuff from one another..."

Then, when they have all the money and stuff, they can get the slaves^H^H^H^H^H^H citizens to start on the giant pyramids, in return for food.

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USMC: We want more F-35s per year than you Limeys will get in half a decade

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Re: Nice turn of phrase

Bottom line is we've had a very anaemic ramp

And our carriers do too- and an anaemic catapult.

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Re: Irrational

"and much slower"

Only on the straight - lose the F35s in the corners, like Harleys and AUDIs.

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Big blues: IBM's remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers

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Re: IBM

IBM- rapidly becoming the Detroit of the Computing Industry.

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That's cute. AI and IoT need 'ethics regulation', mumbles Lib Dem baron

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Next debate in HOC-

Care and feeding of Unicorns- they're bound to turn up eventually.

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Revealed: 'Suicide bomber Barbie' and other TSA quack science that cost $1.5 billion

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Re:Would it come with a warranty??

Yes- if it's still in once piece, you get your cash back...

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Re: Bah!

And we have a winner of the new Banner: subheading contest:-

The Register: Ah, fuck IT.

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Cattle that fail, not pets that purr – the future of servers

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Gods!

The future, or at least this version of it, sounds boring.

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More tech companies join anti-Trump battle, but why did some pay for his inauguration?

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Re: Breaking

Sir Humphrey- is that you, working in the US now?

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Ex-NSA contractor Harold Martin indicted: He spent 'up to 20 years stealing top-secret files'

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File size?

“specific methods, capabilities, techniques, processes, and procedures” for defending government computer systems;

I'm guessing- 0 bytes

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Microsoft touts cheap-ish anti-patent troll protection shield for Azure-hosted devs

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Does it come with...

...a long spoon?

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Facebook investors yell at CEO: Get the Zuck out of our boardroom!

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Re: Monopolists Rule !

"Alex Bell did not invent telephone, Edison did not invent the electric light and Marconi did not invent radio. Until SCOTUS ruling in 1943, the Wright Brothers did not invent powered flight."

Heavens! FSS is right... it had to happen sometime...

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Australia wants to jail infosec researchers for pointing out dodgy data

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Re: Fine idea - apply to all other research that doesn't meet the politicians' favor

Or- stop collecting data on world+dog...

Problem solved.

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Pulsating white dwarf described as a 'dynamo' found, no, not in the back pages, 380 LY away

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"You wouldn't want that stuck to your fridge..."

Yeah, but how would you stop it?

Oh- here it comes now. Close the fridge!

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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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The bitter taste-

-of sour grapes. 2/10 try harder next time...

Confucius says: Man who rest on laurels gets twigs up bum.

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Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit

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Re: Inventors

I knew it.

Intel Inside is a warning sticker!

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New SMB bug: How to crash Windows system with a 'link of death'

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Why..?

"Why AC ? With so many miracles you must be a prophet, if you have proof, that is ..."

It's slurprshill-copypasta. What a sad life, being so.

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Trump's immigration clampdown has Silicon Valley techies fearing for their house prices

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Re: Bah!

"The point is, SA is not a source of Islamic refugees at the moment."

Nor are they a sink for any, either. Funny , that.

Once hell freezes over, I assume they will take some in?

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Chinese pirates are facing lifelong 'social credit' downgrade

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USA screwed Dickens.

Only fair to screw the RIAA/MPAA & co.

Payback, bitches!

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UK defence secretary: Russian hacks are destabilising Western democracy

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Which chapter of 1984 is this taken from?

The preface.

The title was wrong, due to an accounting error, is all...

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This sounds like...

Fake News!!!

(If I understand the concept...)

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Guess who's suffering an email outage. Go on, it's as easy as 123-Reg

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Re: Why would you use email from 123/GoDaddy/HostPapa etc. anyway?

"Because nothing looks naffer than a longnamewithnumbers@gmail.com"

longnamewithnumbers@hotmail says different.

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David Hockney creates new Sun masthead. Now for The Reg...

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Re: El Reg and Sun, hmm...

Nice, yet touchingly imperial!

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Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Re: Percussive maintenance

Hoover Nextra tuble dryers are like that- if they buzz when the 'go' button is pressed, and don't run, hold the button in and smack the panel on the 'NEXTRA' logo, hard.

It seems that there is a flakey relay behind there, and it is a 'semi-official' fix...

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I wonder how many times he bounced the heads on the platters?

The heads would *probably* be parked until the disks were spinning...

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'Completely offended' Sheila calls cops over price-gouging ganja dealer

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Obv...

OFFTITS.

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Protest against Trump's US travel ban leaves ‪PasswordsCon‬ in limbo

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Re: Alternatively...

"Unless, of course, that country is some sort of command economy like North Korea where the Dear Leader can order a hotel with conference facilities to be emptied by date X."

So the USA in a year or to is OK then?

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Motivational speaker in the slammer after HPE applies for court order

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Re: Colour me interested...

"So what are Lorraine Thea Thorpes key skills exactly?"

She can make garlands of flowers? (In Thai...)

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re Get me high on spice...

Get me high on spice and I will try and escape to another planet, why not...

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IETF 'reviewing' US event plans in the face of Trump's travel ban

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Re: For real sexism, anti intellectualism and racism...

"... it exposes the hypocrisy if those who ..."

Not me, pal- I dislike everyone. I'm not biased.

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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

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MS moves beyond Cloud Computing...

Into Cargo Cult Computing. Again.

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Re: Late or too late

"Always late to the party."

The most noxious guests usually are...

FTFY

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God save the Queen... from Donald Trump. So say 1 million Britons

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Re: Mickey Mouse

Disney's IP lawyers will have a figure soon.

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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"what happened to the President Snowflake title ?"

Melted- AGW

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Re: Do not...

Star Lord? Is that you?

(Parks & Rec joke...)

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Re: Who the fug does Kieren think he is, trying to apply the 'snowflake' tag to Trump?"

Good point, well made.

It should of course be 'Yellow-snow Flake'.

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Re: Less than a week in the position...

"It seems to me that less than a week into his administration the minor acts of resistance have begun already."

Begun, this Twitter War has...

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I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the API key

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IoT or not-

It still uses the same buzzword bollocks.

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Penguins force-fed root: Cruel security flaw found in systemd v228

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Re: The Inevitable

"STINX - SysTemd Is Not linuX..."

Have an Internet, Sir!

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Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

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Re: Military-industrial 101

Those who fail to learn from history tend to sound rather silly when they spout off about it..

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Oracle lied: Database giant is axing hundreds of staff – at least 450 in its hardware div

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Re: And Whither SPARC?

SPARC: Withered

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Alternatively-

Congress needs to pass laws < 140 characters in length. No riders.

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But if I were a lawbreaker...

You will be. You will be...

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