* Posts by Paul Woodhouse

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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can't we just ban all ads?

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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

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LOL, he's knuckling futts but he's not stoopid I don't think....

This could be interesting..

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Brian Blessed playing Miss Marple??? Hell that sounds fucking fantastic, well be worth the price of the TV Licence...

Not sure if it'd be funnier if he did it in drag or not....

This should deffo be done...

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Presto crypto: IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe

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can you play candy crush on it?

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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Re: Fantastic use of Godwins law

heh, I'm looking forward to my lad being old enough to match wits with me and try and get past whatever filters/proxies/policies or the like I set up for the household network and computers. Will prob. be a learning experience for both of us.

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Re: Conjours up the image ...

was gonna say... I'm expecting to find that image and similar all over social media websites later today..

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When 'Saving The Internet' means 'Saving Crony Capitalism'

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Coffee/keyboard

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The whole thing is about as spontaneous as the Theresa May Joke Book.

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I need a new keyboard

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Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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sounds like you need to set yourself up an openfire server...

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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Re: High level spirit

Paul John is a good Indian whisky maker

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

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Re: Enrolling children

mine needed it to go half way across the world to visit his Grandma :p...

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Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know

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hmm, actually is it legal in the UK to use office365 to work on documents containing confidential client details?

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Re: Days?

<quote>250GB @ 100Mb/s is a smidgen under six hours. If you don't have an office internet connection at least that fast these days you're doing something very wrong.</quote>

Even if you have that and more, and you have the luxury of doing it all over a bank holiday weekend while the normal lusers aren't there to nick bandwidth, you'll have a bored IT Director or the like sitting in his office streaming porn while he's supposed to be 'keeping an eye on things'

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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Re: Um

Clunk-Click or your going to be sick....

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UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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Re: False flag policy

Can't see the DVLA on your list, sure they must be up there too...

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Amazon granted patent to put parachutes inside shipping labels

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hmm, I see this as being the final stage for delivery once they get their warehouses up in orbit with a huge line of cannons on the side for sending out the packages...

*shit*... think I've not had enough coffee yet today

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WannaCrypt: Pwnage is a fact of life but cleanup could and should be way easier

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dunno why you got a downvote for that... made me chuckle a bit...

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Re: Time Machine

and windows has VSS and previous versions... wannacry turned them off and deleted the previous versions as part of its payload.

if someone develops an equivalent for the Mac it'll most likely do the same thing.

personally, I'll advocate having something with plenty of redundant storage running backuppc on each site as a quick and dirty protection. its crap for backing up databases and things like PST files but its great at backing up documents.

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Imagine, if you will, that governments stood up clouds to enable cheap (or free) backups for critical industries. It's one possible solution to the realities that made WannaCry the international IT oopsie of the week. There are many more.

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MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

government controlled cloud/storage, what could possibly go wrong?

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Sons of IoT: Bikers hack Jeeps in auto theft spree

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Re: Alarms

aye, my 2003 3 series is the same...

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Last week: 'OpenVPN client is secure!'
This week: 'Unpatched bug in OpenVPN server'

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pfSense???

So I'm quite right in thinking that the pfSense implementation of oVPN isn't affected by this one then?

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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: Let me get this right

can confirm they recall at least 10 years for safety critical, my 2003 3 series went back to BM for a recall last year to get the airbag replaced...

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US spymasters trash Kaspersky: AV tools can't be trusted, we've stuck a probe in them

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Re: The Need For Speed

another +1 for ESET from here.

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As you stare at the dead British Airways website, remember the hundreds of tech staff it laid off

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Good thing I'm prepared to pay more to NOT have to travel on British Airways I think... urgh... just the name makes me want to rant about how shit they are...

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BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

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seems even BT get things right sometimes... *shrug*

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WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen

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Picked a good time to replace my ageing Galaxy Nexus...

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Apple fans, Android world scramble to patch Broadcom's nasty drive-by Wi-Fi security hole

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HAHA... I still have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus... s'been a cracking wee phone, I ain't whinging about it, suspect its not gonna receive a patch though.

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Y'know CSS was to kill off HTML table layout? Well, second time's a charm: Meet CSS Grid

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/me runs off for popcorn + beer and just keeps hitting refresh on this page :D...

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Re: Yes

I didn't say it was a good plan....

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Its a cunning plan to make the actually organised and competent terrorists complacent thinking that their opponents are total and utter morons, and thus relaxing their guard a little...

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Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

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Re: Lightswitches...

Certainly most Taiwanese aren't huge fans of TaiPei...

the film, Cape no 7, starts with the immortal words "Fuck TaiPai"

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Judge issues search warrant for anyone who Googled a victim's name

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Re: Fishing?

This was actually my first thoughts here too...

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'First ever' SHA-1 hash collision calculated. All it took were five clever brains... and 6,610 years of processor time

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hmm, wouldn't it be possible to have code to automatically detect the padding that must be required to actually generate the collisions after you've altered the original document? I would imagine it would be very very very rare for collisions to be possible from actual document alterations that by themselves would be meaningful, hmm, or keep an eye out for weird looking meta tags...

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BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject

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hmm, to be honest, in my experience most of us English don't actually need that course, then again... Brexit...

Yanks though?, my God it should be compulsory to pass it at the age of 16. And if you fail you have to go and work in telesales...

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

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but...but...but... Where's the Amiga 500 in that list????

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Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

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Re: Speed

hmm... working this one out... do you mean that the cyclists on average are faster and squish a few, you'll lower the average speed, or does it mean that the congestion you'll cause by squishing cyclists will reduce the average speed?

someone needs to design an experiment...

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Hacker: I made 160,000 printers spew out ASCII art around the world

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Re: hmmm

hmm, indeed I was thinking that... can replicate that by just scanning everything for port 9100 and then just sending some postscript to it... for the really lazy, you can just hit http:\\ipaddress|DNSname:9100 in a browser to make it print something, although all it'll be printing is the GET request and your user agent string...

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Ubuntu Linux daddy Mark Shuttleworth: Carrots for Unity 8?

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I actually quite like Unity and always did... just seemed to get on with it OK from the start....

hmm, quite like Mint Mate too though, couldn't stand windows 8...

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WTF is your problem, Netgear? Another hijack hole found in its routers

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Re: Recomended SoHo router

I do quite like Drayteks...

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Chinese bloke cycles 500km to get home... in the wrong direction

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only 15 hrs?... took me 30 or so to get from PuTian to LuoYang.... didn't manage to get a sleeper either, just a seat... :S...

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Googlers reveal code they use for mass Windows deployments

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OK, anyone got a howto?...

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Britain collects new naval tanker a mere 18 months late

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hmm, one of my mates with a fetish for 'Yank Tanks' could prob. do with something with that sort of refueling speed, I suspect the Corvette he's just got is gonna be measured in Gallons to the mile once he's finished fettling with it...

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

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thank fuck it landed safely, imagine the bruhah from the conspiracy theorists and religious nutters if anything had happened to it...

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

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Frump and Tarage are positively liberal compared to Le Pen I believe.

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Happy birthday: Jimbo Wales' sweet 16 Wikipedia fails

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wasn't the term 'Wiki-Salting' first popularised on these here very pages?

i.e. you need bullshit techie excuse quick so you go and write a quick wiki page on it, your marks look it up and believe your bollocks.

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Apple vs. Samsung goes back to court, again, to re-assess the value of a rounded corner

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wouldn't mind having as 'little' as $50million in the bank...

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Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change

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the guy sounds a bit of a twunk to be honest... then again, the wheels of bureaucracy need to come up against the odd twunk now and again when they are being really annoying.

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Peace-sign selfie fools menaced by fingerprint-harvesting tech

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At last a good reason to get all the Missus's mates to stop fucking doing it on every single photo EVER...

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Digital video recorder installers master password list 'leaked' – claims

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I'm really really hoping that those are passwords to a SaaS of some sort account and not actually passwords to CCTV systems that change daily due to some sort of algorithm...

edited: oops... maybe I should have read the article better...

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Black horse blacks out: Lloyds Bank website goes down

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Press office manager nicked the kettle lead from the server to charge his iPhone most likely...

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Juniper warns: Borked upgrade opens root on firewalls

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https://pfsense.org/products/ - no reason not to get pfsense in a corporate environment... I have it in mine :D...

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