* Posts by LoPath

53 posts • joined 31 Aug 2009

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RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit

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Pint

Am I the only one that caught it??

...it proved no match for the Moon's frigid temperatures, which can drop as low as -170 degrees Celsius (-274 degrees in Freedom units) on the arid satellite.

Have a freedom pint on me!

Do you feel 'lucky', well, do you, punk? Google faces down magic button patent claim

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Go

Re: never used it

http://bfy.tw/LqLl

Y'know how you might look at someone and can't help but wonder if they have a genetic disorder? We've taught AI to do the same

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Re: Why not test the system on politicians ?

Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)? That's fake news!

Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people's location data yet again

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Coat

Re: The bigger issue

Back in my day, we weren't allowed to use any cell phones while deployed. I'll grab my coat when you GET OFF MY LAWN!

Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

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Facepalm

Re: More seriously

The last measuring gadget I bought from China has an FCC logo on it. They have a misspelling on the sticker, though. "Laser radiation - Aovid direct exposure to beam" I highly doubt it's actually registered with the FCC, but putting the logo on the sticker is easy!

Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

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Black Helicopters

StingRay

"The logical next step is for the Feds just to have the raw data sent directly to them via intercept at the towers or somewhere else in the system and cut out the middlemen. A win for the corporates as they can claim they "didn't know" and all will be well once again amongst the users."

They can already place their own "tower" near a suspect and collect data from everyone in the neighborhood.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

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Re: And what is 5G?

Could they actually hear each other on the call?

Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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Alert

Oh really?

Time for AT&T to advertise FirstNet. Oh, Verizon throttled your bandwidth? We built a nationwide network for first responders, as directed by Homeland Security...right over here...

Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

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Facepalm

Cloudz?

Insert meme here: What if I told you that a cloud was just someone else's computer?

In this case, several computers. How many several-several computers does it take to make them happy? It makes perfect sense to have all of the computers under one cloud with one service provider. As long as that service provider has diverse and alternate paths and carp-loads of redundancy, what's the issue? If the other bidders take issue with how the contracting process is being run, they can file a formal protest. They know how to do this. Let's not confuse contracting with politics.

Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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Re: What the fuck means "F***"?

Putting your bosses name in autocorrect and replacing it with "asshole" is always good for a laugh!

How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

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Re: Satcom remote monitoring

It isn't what you think it is. SkyConnect is a GPS and Iridium box all-in-one. The basic unit has two functions: 1) Get the GPS coordinates and send them to Honeywell with the aircraft ID over Iridium; and 2) Allow Iridium phone calls. They do have higher level boxes that add internet, but even with that, I don't see you bringing down a plane with it. You could possibly really confuse dispatch if you could change their coordinates, but that's not that much fun.

Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

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Coat

For extra reality, the virtual assistant might even have a go with your wife!

BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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Trollface

All fine unless....

It's all great as long as a proper change control was approved.

Spacecraft spots possible signs of frozen water on the Moon

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Re: We're whalers on the moon

Call The Police.....

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

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Paris Hilton

Checking stock

Whatever happened to RFID-everything? Not sexy anymore?

New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Mushroom

Hemp

Why not hemp? Oh yeah.... it's still considered "bad". Umkay...

WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 15.

$172,503 pledged of $900,000 goal

2,711 backers

Google to Chrome-plate our shops with creepy mood-sensing AI signs

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Happy

Re: I do not look happy

"Perhaps I could direct you to the sporting good section? We have a lovely deal on shotgun shells today!"

The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US

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I remember back in the day... back before 9/11... one of my "additional duties" was to be a classified courier. Even had a letter saying what I was carrying was exempt from inspection. Most airport cops didn't appreciate it. I can't fathom the amount of lube that would be required to do that job now!

NASA sets fire to stuff in SPAAACE. On purpose. Because science

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Flame

Re: How does this work?

Here's a pic: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/Saffire_Additional%20Image%201.png

From this, I'd assume the fire would go from left to right, but they must be using an iPhone. :)

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Alien

Re: Green pulsing light...

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1918.html

"The sample is periodically illuminated by a LED source to allow the measurement of the pyrolysis length."

Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

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Cannibal Corn Carnage

Makes me want to go watch "Children of the Corn" again.

Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

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Stop

Re: Total bollocks

http://www.fcc.gov/what-we-do

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable...

Twitter hit by giant go-slow days after last mega-wobble

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Holmes

Twitter Sputter

Twits have fits about tweets. Nothing to see here.

German minister fingered as hacker 'steals' her thumbprint from a PHOTO

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Re: Hope this doesn't lead to...

Bring in Beulah Balbricker. "That tallywhacker had a mole on it. And that mole is the key to it."

Sprint swings axe: Another 2,000 staffers for the chop

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Thumb Down

Sprinting forward

"Every day we are focused on improving our standing with consumers..." just not days that end with a "y".

Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

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Childcatcher

Wall O Trash

Landfills getting a bit full? Built a mountain of trash! It's a readily available building material and solves our landfill problems!

Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

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Facepalm

Re: As long as

As long as you don't have to re-inflate it!

Welcome to the ISS. Don't mention Ukraine if you ever want to leave

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Happy

TOP SECRET!

And I thought I was the only one that saw that movie.....

Tennessee bloke cuffed for attempting to shag ATM – police

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WTF?

Crimestoppers?

Newspaper article mentions calling Crimestoppers if you have any information regarding the case. "Hello... Crimestoppers? I've seen that picnic table hanging around the bar before. It was asking for it!"

Anonymous develops secure data over ham radio scheme

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Black Helicopters

Re: All very well but..

Wouldn't you still be able to see that at night with night vision goggles?

AOL confirms security breach from spam attack

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2%

So how many users does that equate to... two?

Tokyo to TXT warning of incoming Norks nukes

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Relay to Twitter?

#INCOMING! #FLYING DONG #HEADS-UP! #GOODBYE

We dig into the GTech GDrive Mobile ... and watch WORST tear-down vid OF ALL TIME

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NFG

NFG written on the case stands for "No F**king Good", which is the status of the drive after he destroyed it. It should never be that hard to take anything apart that's made of plastic. Always check the stickers!!

Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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Re: Tab-casting versus handover

Yes, Netflix and Hulu both stream straight to Chromecast once the connection is made. Your phone just acts as the remote control. So if you use the device in this fashion, it works great, as there is no third party device "in the way" to slow things down. Of course, your internet and WiFi speeds make a difference.

My smelly Valentine: Europe's perfumers wake to V-Day nightmare

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Flame

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Flappy Bird becomes massively multiplayer PHOENIX

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Coat

At least it wasn't goat-stimulator.com

Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

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iPhone XL... the XL always makes people feel more significant.

Cybercrooks slide fingers into TELLIES+FRIDGES, spam splurge ensues

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Re: As I was saying....

She might have an internet connected appliance as well....

Acer writes off MEELLIONS again, scraps raw materials

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Of all of the crap I've seen, they're laser/LED projector is nice. Their support still sucks, though. The manual showed a ceiling mount kit in explicit detail. Well, they don't sell it, and referred me to an Acer PC parts supplier to find one. I asked "What's the Acer part number?"... reply... "We don't make one." Pfft! A universal mounting kit won't fit it either. Tough to find those 3mm x 16mm metric screws in the US, but it can be done.

Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Some of the posts on their forum are quite amusing... many problems.

Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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Rollaway

Guess you wouldn't want to lay it on it's side, huh?

US military's RAY-GUN truck BLASTS DRONES, mortars OUT OF THE SKY

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I imagine they're taking it to Florida to zap those pesky seagulls out of the sky!

'The NSA set me up,' ex-con Qwest exec claims

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Really?

I worked for Qwest at the time. He effectively ran what was once a good company (US West) into the ground. People watched their investments go up in smoke while he "cashed out". He may have had his run-in's with the NSA, but there was plenty of other sneaky stuff going on under his watch.

HYPERSONIC METEOR smashes into Russia, injuring hundreds

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Mushroom

And this is how it all starts...

Hoosiers to get the world's fastest academic super

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Joke

Good thing it's not in Pennsylvania

Otherwise, it would have peta-files too!

Hackers break onto White House military network

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Big Brother

Re: but.. how do we know that is it the 'real' White House'?

Why yes... if I recall, they are called Honey Pots. A mere distraction for the purpose of isolating and identifying the attacker.

Texas Higgs hunters mourn the particle that got away

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Facepalm

Re: so, now what?

I still want a tractor beam!

Samsung to probe Galaxy S III blaze claim

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Flame

Faulty car charger?

Perhaps a bad or poorly designed car charger? Amazing what 12V with a carpload of current can do to your precious electronics! Everything electronic runs on smoke.... once you let the smoke out they quit working!

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