* Posts by Lost all faith...

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

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Re: And what does Assange say?

He has his freedom, he chooses not to use it.

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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So in short...

...an virus that uses USB & Autorun a the carrier,

Well thats new.

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Algorithmic pricing raises concerns for EU competition law enforcement

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There were also cases of hotel booking sites charging more and offering more expensive rooms to Apple users.

Arrive at site on iPhone, 5* rooms offered, other rooms 10% more expensive.

Arrive on a Droid, get 3 star rooms and normal prices.

Arrive on a Winphone, get offers on an abandoned cabin in the wilderness

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Research suggests UK consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading

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Re: can anyone really get

I get roughly the same on my 4G in the UK, in fact it was higher on my Winphone. That said, I can hit the mast with a stone from where I live.

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Re: can anyone really get

"I can get up to 300Mb down / 20 up but despite my best attempts to...."

Gah, why have an upload throttled so much. This is why Virgin are so crap. A gazillion gb download, 14.4k upload.

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Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

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Re: Hoisted with our own petard!

You got the job then?

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In the week Uber blew up, Netflix restates 'No brilliant jerks' policy

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Re: What do Netflix staff do that requires all these not-brilliant stars?

Dude, you download Chrome?

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Breach at UK.gov's Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

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Re: the Morissette Scale?

Ring-a-Ring-of-Roses could also be ironic in that it's a nursery rhyme for young children about the black death.

Actually, these days, its pretty much confirmed as having nothing to do with the Plague.

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Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

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Re: Right, $50 of bars will stop a 4000lb car going 74mph.

"What about ride height issues, especially in places like the US where trailers have to roll over railroad track bumps where they can get caught?"

Yes, because we don't have things like level crossings and bridges in Europe.

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Ego stroking, effusive praise and promise of billions: White House tech meeting in full

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Google, Amazon and Microsoft already know way more than the government.

Do you think the government knows your taste in music, what foods you like, the clothes you like to wear, what your favourite furniture store is an what news articles you read?

It the government that would like the information these guys have, not the other way round.

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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots

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Political Bots.

"Meanwhile, "political campaigns, and their supporters, deploy political bots – and computational propaganda more broadly – during elections in attempts to sway the vote or defame critics" and run coordinated disinformation campaigns and troll opponents."

We used to call them "newspapers"

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South Korean hosting co. pays $1m ransom to end eight-day outage

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They may well have that clause, but the customer has a much more powerful one.

FU I'm out of here.

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NSA had NFI about opsec: 2016 audit found laughably bad security

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Re: Hmmm

"Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory."

Bernard Ingham

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Mexican government accused of illegal phone hacking of citizens

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Don't build that wall...

....the Mexicans are more like you than you ever realised.

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EU regulators gearing up to slap Google with €1bn fine – reports

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Re: Parasites

The USofArse is as usual just using EUcompanies to boost its income.

TFTFY.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38412816

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9360580/Barclays-hit-with-290m-fine-over-Libor-fixing.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9735083/Standard-Chartered-pays-327m-to-settle-Iran-fine.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/bpdot/9680668/BP-agrees-record-4.5bn-settlement-over-Gulf-spill.html

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Re: I agree that you may shove a cookie up my arse

Someone on here recommended Start Page, I've no switched from DuckDuckGo as their policies are more robust and I've found for me, as a UK user, the results are much better.

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Microsoft's new Surface laptop defeats teardown – with glue

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Re: Add it to the pile of coal.

French cars have always been crap. That tear down for a light bulb just reminds me of Renault 5 turbos of the 80's

Even a 306 removing the battery was PITA.

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Re: What happened to screwing?

I prefer a giving a quality drilling over a good screwing...but I've hearing banging away is quite popular in some parts as well. And don't forget, if you find things a little difficult, you can always lube the parts up.

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Brit uni blabs students' confidential information to 298 undergrads

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Re: Another reason to ban Outlook.

So what mail client prevents you attaching the wrong form?

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Google coughs up $5.5m to make recruiters 'screwed out of overtime pay' go away

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Re: Uber-esque?

"Google are a young company......"

They've been around 20 years, they just act like children.

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Disney mulls Mickey Mouse magic material to thwart pirates' 3D scans

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Re: Yup

Yup always buy genuine, be safe!

https://service.mattel.com/us/recall.aspx

https://www.safekids.org/product-recalls

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Dear Disney....

no need to worry about me buying knock off stuff, my girls prefer not to dress like big breasted anorexic princesses in frilly dresses.

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Or alternatively....

...they just get the original design from the sweat shop in China where they are made.

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Re: Workaround

or matt varnish...

This is like the multi-million pound CD copy protection that was defeated with a marker pen.

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

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Re: weighs 45 pounds

"There is no significant danger as the front of CRTs is the most sturdy piece about them"

And if you do drop them, the resulting explosion tends to go through your legs....yup been there, still manged to have kids.

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Re: weighs 45 pounds

"then struggling to get the eormous(sic) bugger down the stairs without it tipping out of my hands"

You always put the screen against you. Try lugging a 25" monitor up 3 flights of stairs.

Kids today eh...

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ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed

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Re: Far from unique

Ah but you unsubscribed from promotions@welovetospam.com, this is from offers@welovetospam.com

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Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network

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Costs....

.."The US Department of Defense said it, get this, cost about $628,000 to fix the damage caused by the intrusion...."

Well just like everything else, I'd ask for a breakdown of the costs.

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Look who's joined the anti-encryption posse: Germany, come on down

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"If it is "via access to device" that is only on individual subjects and most likely authorized by court order or an equivalent procedure as required by the local legal intercept laws. "

Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaa haaaaaaaaaa..

Like that will be the case.

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Amazon and others sniffing around Slack

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Why not provide free?

Meta data and upselling advertising is way more valuable then a mere subscription, just ask Google.

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Europe-wide BitTorrent indexer blockade looms after Pirate Bay blow

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Re: carrying out an "act of communication" when it links to torrent files

Last I knew, roads were not a money making entity, fully aware of which car is carrying a terrorist, removing non-terrorists and filtering off terrorists that were not willing to blow themselves up. Then indexing terrorists by type; knife man, shooter or suicide vest.

Try again.

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Re: Don't shoot the messenger

Again missing the point. They actively removed infringing materiel. Pirate Bay don't

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Re: It makes sense

"I don't know much about DUP"

Racist dinosaurs?

How is that for a two word summary.

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Re: The Canadian Perspective

As I've pointed out in another place, Canada is one of the few places that Kids TV is up there with the BBC's. It doesn't attempt to be loud, brash, brain dead wall to wall cartoons presented by bimbo presenters only wanting to get their hit single to No 37 in the charts.

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Re: Hmm... Politics

It's true, so often we hear "Left News" from Conservative voters, and "right wing bias agenda" from Labour supporters.

Yes it's not perfect, I don't care for the 80% of programmes on the BBC, but it's better than the 99.99% of crap on the other channels.

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Re: Brilliant

"The bbc with its over paid 'stars' and shoddy programs and vacuous 'news' "

Compare programming on BBC (and news) with the amazing ourput you get from say, Channel 5 or ITV2.

Some of us don't really want to watch "Fat gypsy kids on benefits caught on cop cameras" or " Celebrity brain dead morons talking bollocks and getting arse out live"

And as for Kids TV, the BBC utterly destroys the competition. Only Canada even comes close.

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Stupid short sighted brain dead politicians with no grip on reality.

The success of Netflix and Amazon streaming services shows that subscription-based media can and does work."

And for the millions that don't have fast broadband connections?

Help the poor? Bollocks

So to help families out finacially, they now need to pay for fast broadband, buy a device of some sort to receive it AND subscribe to a company?

And last I looked, neither do radio or news, oh and how much UK programming do they create?

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Firefox 54 delivers sandboxes Mozilla's wanted since 2009

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Re: @Circadian

Brilliantly flawed aurguement.

"Its a nice soundbite, but the truth is we don't have an absolute right to say whatever we want in a public arena"

"There are limits on freedom of speech just as there are with privacy."

But I'm arguing for privacy, so I can be as racist, sexist and homophonic as I want in private, you are saying more things should be made public, so where do you draw the line?

A Private Facebook group (oxymoron I know)

Emails?

Word documents on a local pc?

Someones thoughts?

My Thoughts?

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Re: @Circadian

"Saying you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say,...rights are collective not individual..... What may not affect you today, may affect an entire population, even an entire way of life tomorrow...."*

Edward Snowden.

*doing it from memory, so may got a few bit slightly wrong.

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Internet hygiene still stinks despite botnet and ransomware flood

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Meh...

"..Rapid7 hopes its research will encourage enterprises and consumers alike to adopt more restrictive security policies, shielding kit from attack by disabling ports or protecting them with firewalls."

Until Facebook goes down, most won't care.

And neither should they*, it should be up to the manufacturers of this crap to come up with secure defenses and simple to use updates.

*yes I know people should take some responsibility, but you're supposed to check your tyres each day, but who does?

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France and UK want to make web firms liable for users' content

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Re: The End Is Nigh

"you can research what court cases there have been and what the verdicts were. They're public events, reported in the media."

I suggest you research before posting.

Try "closed material procedure cases"

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"Her response was condemned as “short sighted”..... "

It's a government knee jerk policy, what else do you expect?

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It came from space! Two-headed flatworm stuns scientists

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Re: Yeah that's not creepy at all /s

"Do schools still use textbooks?"

I suspect that they're still using the very same textbooks that you used.

Mine clearly stated that the Sun goes around the Earth. That's what I was taught and that's what I believe.

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I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

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"We've had talk of grey-noise trials in our office -"

This is actually a well known Contact Centre technique.

Noise volumes in a "quiet" office soon escalate, as people get distracted by the people talking next to them, so raise their voice a little more in order to zone in on their conversation...then the people around them raise theirs. Rinse and repeat.

By introducing a base level sound, you are less distracted by other peoples conversations, and so so you tend not to raise your own voice.

So ironically, having noise introduced at a set level actually reduces overall noise in the environment.

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Move over, Stuxnet: Industroyer malware linked to Kiev blackouts

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Re: Re Ivan 4

"and using a thumb drive that has been checked on two stand alone computers "

And what has checked those PC's?

It's like the warning light to say a light is out....but what checks the warning light is working?

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The as yet unknown authors of the malware were familiar with industrial control systems.

No doubt will be blamed on NK or Russia, but really comes with a made in the USA and Israel sticker.

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We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

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Re: That is not science..just a waste of time and resources!

"Does that sound like an accurate simulation to you liberals?"

Definition of a "liberal" from the New Trump US Dictionary

liberal

ˈlɪb(ə)r(ə)l

1. willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.

"liberal views towards divorce"

2. A person who has voluntarily read a book that does not consist of mainly pictures.

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Sharp claims Hisense reverse-ferreted its US telly licence deal

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Re: Who made your TV ?

This is nothing new, it was the same reason that you'd find a Currys next to a Dixons. You'd go into one, then try the "competitor" next door and buy from the cheapest.

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Mac ransomware author is giving away malicious code to script kiddies

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Or more likely the script kiddies get caught. He / She does not.

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IBM warns itself of possible outages in lab shift screw-up

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WTF?

2 weeks downtime?

Really?

What they doing, turning them off, putting them in boxes, sticking them in the post with a 2nd class stamp and then putting them back in one at a time?

FFS, we're lucky if we get 2 minutes downtime.

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