* Posts by Lost all faith...

4270 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

324 typo-squat domains found impersonating Natwest, HSBC and co

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Re: Inspect every domain that are clicked on

Explain how a distro stops you clicking on a dodgy URL and entering your valid details?

Ah forgot, Linux is perfect and even comes with free Unicorns and fairy dust and can never be compromised, except when it is, and then it's the users fault, except when it's say a TCP injection attack and then it's errr fact there was a Tuesday in the month.

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Re: Organisation - Barclay's

The bank is called Barclays not Barclay

Snark reinstated.

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Headmaster

Organisation - Barclay's

Do those domains belong to Barclay?

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You leave Karachi Fried Chicken out of this1

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Greater Manchester cops fined after victim interview vids lost in post

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"Set this as a criminal offence punishable by up to 2 years jail and a fine for the person who sends it as they are responsible."

So do you fine the postroom?

Or admin

Or the computer illiterate copper?

OR heres a crazy idea....ENCRYPT them whilst being recorded!

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Re: They also got away with this

I believe you as I know others that do this sort of stuff...

Maybe, just maybe, the ones that kicked in the doors were y'know, the ones that sprayed the graffiti.

We tend to call them the homeless, squaters, vandalls or junkies around these parts. Not Urbex people.

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Booze stats confirm boring Britain is drying

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Re: drunk posting again

Lot more to this:

Having been involved in youth work, its a complete attitude shift in social life.

You'll find less go to pubs and nightclubs (you'll find a corresponding drop in these) as they are more likely to go round in each others house and maybe a have a couple of drinks (if any) rather than go down the rather than go out on a bender.

You'll also find drops for teenage pregnancy as well (coincidence?) and smoking.

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Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops

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Re: I'll leave the final ruling to --

"They can't legally search your memory, ie, by waterboarding you until you "remember" anything they tell you to remember. "

I believe a certain orange person is in favour of making this technique legal.

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Gamers red hot with fury over Intel Core i7-7700 temperature spikes

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Oh noes....

...my CPU is operating within expected tolerances, quick complain!

What? The company has said, yeah it's fine.

Bloody outrage I tell you!

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M6 crowned crappiest motorway for 4G signal

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Re: Hadecs 3 Cashcow, it's worth reading up on them to save yourself £200.

"i.e. using the psychology of unlit overhead signs, to make you think the camera isn't active, and active it is - 24/7."

Maybe we should go back to the M42 being unmanaged. Trust me, a traffic jam happened every single night due to dickheads thinking they knew best. Doing 70 up to the cars in front, breaking hard and causing a concertina effect until the entire motorway stops. You've seen it hundreds of times, you know, where there is a traffic jam for no reason....there is a reason, driver driving like dicks.

Now the Smart motorway is in, traffic jams are massively reduced.

As for

"using the psychology of unlit overhead signs, to make you think the camera isn't active, and active it is - 24/7."

I'd hate to see how you drive in the countryside or urban areas where there are no speed limit signs to remind you of the speed limit every 30 seconds.

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Transatlantic link typo by Sweden's Telia broke Cloudflare in the US

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Re: More CloudFog

"The issue is related to a specific transit provider and we are working on temporarily disabling this provider to route around the issue,"

Sounds pretty redundant to me.

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Windows 10 S: Good, bad, and how this could get ugly for PC makers

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Re: Linux

Does it?

Please elaborate.

I see no simple global admin.

I see no simple set / install and configure.

I see no integration with Office 365

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Core blimey! 10,000 per rack in startup's cloud-in-a-box

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Eh?

"GPS clock to support applications that require precise timing"

Am I missing something here.

Nearly every data centre I've been in tends to be a big tin hut with 0 chance of getting a signal into, let alone once in a rack surrounded by a mass of other kit....

Or is there some sort of external ariel connector?

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Microsoft sparks new war with Google with, er, $999+ lappies for kids

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Sure, when you come back with one that needs very little maintenance, support and training with plenty of mainstream applications, then feel free.

Teachers are NOT techies.

The reason Chromebooks are doing well are the fact it's simple to use, requires little training and in the event of a "issue" with the laptop, you quickly re-image it.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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Re: In the UK

"In the UK

all four of the men would be being chased by the child support agency."

Rubbish!

It would be either the entire hotel, or everyone called Michael in the UK.

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Re: In the UK

condoms fail....

There is also the pill, the coil and implants.

When having "normal" sex there is nearly always a risk of pregnancy. Adding one layer of protection only reduces it, adding two reduces it further.

Almost no contraception* is 100 effective.

*other than actually already having kids. Which are often the best contraceptive you can have.

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Apache OpenOffice: Not dead yet, you'll just have to wait until mid-May for mystery security fixes

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Re: Needed feature...

"What needs to be done is to persuade a hardware vendor to include it in the "shipped software" by default."

God no, have enough issues clearing unwanted crap of a new pc, now, please don't add another gig's worth of out of date software on there.

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Re: LibreOffice 365

Spot on.

"......but consumers of it have to be savvy about the ancestry of the build they use. Checksum hashes help to check credentials of the issuing source......"

Whooossshhhhhh...

And that is the sound of what you have said going over 99.999% of consumers heads.

And we wonder why IT is seen as nerdy.

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Red alert! Intel patches remote execution hole that's been hidden in chips since 2010

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Re: See!

Is that your own copper you have mined yourself?

If not, you may not be using the copper atoms in the correct orientation, allowing it to send info back up the copper...

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What's driving people out of tech biz? Unfair treatment, harassment, funnily enough – study

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On missing that I've seen....

...the person (or multiples of people) get pushed out due to "restructuring" and decide, fuck it, I'm going to do something I enjoy.

It's that final kick you needed to leave this miserable career path.

It's easier to move on when you have nothing, instead of everything, to lose.

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Last year's ICO fines would be 79 times higher under GDPR

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Re: Yes, but...

Also they will simply spin up a shell holding company for the EU.

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Having a monopoly on x86 chips and charging eyewatering prices really does pay off – Intel CEO

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Re: What's missing is...

I guess someone forgot the memo that ARM don't make any processors and that Intel are an ARM licensee.

If somehow the entire enterprise market did move to ARM design, Intel will make them.

To put things in perspective, we run a relatively small data centre (few thousand racks) and we spent more yesterday on processors than you personally will in an entire lifetime.

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Phew! Chrome to warn when you watch insecure smut

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Will there be a way for us who like to make our own decisions to turn off Googles warning?

No....Google knows best.

Just like you can't view "insecure" websites...even if they are on you own f**king internal kit.

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Ransomware up. Breaches up. What do hackers want? Research, prototypes... all your secrets

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Verizon super depressing report's in

I've no need to read it, I got the report from some bloke in Russia last month.

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Straight outta Shandong cluster noobs set new LINPACK world record

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Re: ??

So by your logic just throwing another 50 will destroy it? Somehow I would think it's not just that simple.

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Beware of geeks bearing gifts: Evil game guides infect 2 million Androids

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"two million idiots have ignored this red flag waved"

Sorry, but much of this falls down on Googles non-existent validation.

As a walled garden, would it of been to much for Google to deny store access to say a torch app that wants your call history, read SMS's, access to photos and media?

Because of the utter lack of any enforcement, allow an app access to pretty much everything has become the norm for most people.

Hell Google ones are amongst the worst for it.

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SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

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Sourceforge...

...is that the site that dishes free malware with every download?

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Fistful of flaws blow away SolarWinds network appliances

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Dear Devlopers

Can you set your appliance to disable all connections in by default allowing only one or two e.g. https / ssh before shipping.

Upon first login ALL passwords for these ports must be changed before setup can be completed. Once in, before enabling any additional connection ports, a password MUST be entered.

Yours,

The World.

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European Court of Justice lays down the law on Kodipocalypse

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Re: mmmmmmmmmm...

It's illegal to sell fake Levi jeans.

It's not illegal for you to get instructions on how to make your own and then make them for you to wear, so long as you never try to pass them off as genuine.

It's the selling that's the real issue

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Homebrew crypto SNAFU on electrical grid sees GE rush patches

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Put this in perspective....

..in the 1990's very little was connected to the internet. You biggest threat was someone walking up to the pc / device with an infected floppy disk or by direct dial up access.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Systems_Consortium#/media/File:Internet_Hosts_Count_log.svg

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FTP becoming Forgotten Transfer Protocol as Debian turns it off

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You can still get it via the website. Just need to dig. Just make sure auto-update is the first thing you kill off.

Yes, some of us still need Java plugins.

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iPhone lawyers literally compare Apples with Pears in trademark war

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Re: Dear Apple.

@William3

"With trademarks, companies have to defend them, as that is the law."

This is not defending a Trademark If it were a Apple, or even a Pear with a chunk taken out of it, I could understand. but it bears no resemblance whatsoever.

This is bully boy tactics and little else.

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Oh dear, Prime Minister! Nearly 100 Beeb bosses make more than you

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Re: PM Base Salary £150k

£150K.......plus free everything.

And then there is a few million a year once you step down / get moved on.

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Don't stop me! Why Microsoft's inevitable browser irrelevance isn't

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I use most of them...

Edge works better with one cloud platform.

Chrome, well SRWare Iron to be precise for some things.

Firefox for the platform I look after

IE for our intranet.

Not a single one work wells with everything.

Edge can screw up with some buttons and input fields

Chrome, decides not connect to legacy kit due to old encryption protocols...after all plain text is better than out of date protocols.

Firefox, is now stuck on a old version because they decide to no longer support Java, but the other browsers don't work correctly.

IE because the intranet fails to render properly.

So basically every single one has issue

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Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

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98?

No thanks...

98SE, now you're talking.

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Samsung Smart TV pwnable over Wi-Fi Direct, pentester says

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Re: But who need a smart TV

Agree, as i pointed out in another post about how wonderful Android TV's are, I bout a NowTV box for £10 and never bothered with the subscription.

Looking back a Fire TV may of been better, but at the end of the day it's got iPlayer and that does 90% of what I need.

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TVs are now tablet computers without a touchscreen

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Meh

I upgraded my "dumb" TV...

....to a Smart TV by slapping a £10 NowTV box on it and never paying for NowTV.

Job Done.

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Oh you optimist

So you presume that for the next 10 years that TV is going to get patched and updated?

Find me a 5 year old, let alone 10 year old Android phone that is still fully supported and I'll tell you it's a very rare beast indeed.

If even if a miracle happens and it gets updated for the next 10 years, it will become so completely slow and unusable, you'll simple just give,.

I would say your obsolescence has gone from 10 years down to 5 max now..

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Irish Stripe techie denied entry to US – for having wrong stamp in passport

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Re: serves him right

I'm all for a bit of yank / Trump bashing where deserved, but sorry to point out a horrible fact. The USofA is one of the most charitable countries in the world, several places higher than the UK.

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Why is anyone surprised?

A few people I know that go to multiple countries have multiple passports. Got a Cuban stamp in you passport, you used to have to forget going to the US, luckily the Cuban's even kindly did separate cards to avoid a stamp in the passport, or how about going between Israel and Jordan or Palestine. Have fun.

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Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

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password!!!!!!!!!1111111Jesus

How did you know mine? Is it in the list of passwords?

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Another ZX Spectrum modern reboot crowdfunder pops up

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Not doubt..

....will have another bunch of whingers complaining that they haven't received the products and the vendor can't be contacted.

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Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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Filtering Fake news

Good luck.

So if a member of Hezbollah blow up a bus of Israeli soldiers a terrorist attack?

If the Israeli armed forces bombs a civilian building in Palestine, is that a terrorist attack?

If North Korea threatens to nuke the US if attacked, is that an aggressive threat?

If the US threatens to nuke NK if they are attacked, is that an aggressive threat?

One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.

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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

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Re: Not a denial

Chances are there are no first class carriages.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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Re: FFS

Odd the people I know, keep theirs in very secure cases, often up in the loft.

All the houses are alarmed.

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Game authors demand missing ZX Spectrum reboot royalties

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Duh...it's the new world darling....

..if you can get it for free and make money from it, it's yours. Rights are just an inconvenience and are best being ignored, or better still removed by politicians you bribe...sorry lobby.

Ask Google for further details.

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Re: Innocence lost

Makes sense

ZX Spectrum Sold to Alan Michael Sugar TRADings.Amstrad make BSkyB boxes, Amstrad sold to BSkyB. BSkyB becomes Sky, Sky major stakeholder is shithead...sorry Murdoch.

Something like that anyway.

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This story is no more

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Re: Gone!

Something like the end of the universe collapsing, starting with the removal of the written word.

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Microsoft and Rambus will get schwifty in quantum-cum-cryogenic computation collab

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RAMBUS

I remember them fondly from the past, in the same manner I look back and remember measles.

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Zuckerberg: Escape from the real world into my goofy make-believe science-fiction fantasy

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Re: Amid the fallout over the killing of an elderly man broadcast via Facebook Live on Sunday

Awww you moderated them just after my slap down. No fair.

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