* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

8626 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

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Re: Ahright! Ahright! Ahright!

Is your child a scouser ? - Hacker parents get warning signs.

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Your children may be mathematicians

They spend most of their free time alone with their maths

They have few real friends, but talk extensively to online friends about maths

Teachers say the child has a keen interest in maths, almost to the exclusion of all other subjects

They're doing maths so much it affects their sleeping habits

They use the language of maths with terms such as "pi" (pronounced pi), Euler, Function, lambda, axiom, proof, Galois (refers to a field rather than cigs),

Members of the Anonymous Maths group refer to their attacks as attacks

They refer to themselves and their friends as mathematicians or mathmos

They have multiple email addresses

They have an odd-sounding nickname (famous ones include Bourbaki)

Their computer has an app called matlab which is used to access equations which have letters that are numbers

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BlackBerry sued by hundreds of staffers 'fooled' into quitting

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Re: N'exit means N'exit

They did read it, it said something like "your employment is being transferred from RIM Holdings Incorporated PLC to RIM Incorporated Holdings PLC" - this is the sort of stuff you get sent at least once a month when one of these giant companies is restructuring.

It doesn't say - "and we are taking away all you benefits Mwaa Mwaa...." in the small print. You need a lawyer to say that they could, but the lawyer is always going to say that they COULD do something bad even if it is just a form to sign to say you are getting a new door card.

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Re: @two-weeks Legality

Here in Canada we have a special exemption to all the employment acts if you work with a computer.

No overtime, no limits to working hours, no statutory holidays, no vacation - apparently it is necessary to allow highly innovative Canadian companies to compete internationally (presumably with N Korean slave labor)

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New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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How are they going to carry it?

On a line under the dorsal flight feathers ?

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Re: No Planes, No Carriers, No Subs...

I think they have just discovered the secret to eternal peace - make all weapons so expensive and complicated that you can't afford to use them and they don't work when you try.

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Re: Carrier pigeons?

The helicopter is quite fast so they would have to be enhanced cyborg-pigeons with jet packs.....

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Re: You couldn't make this up

The 2Johns one on the new fighter "... and that's when we add the trunk and paint it white"

Ironically I think it was written about a previous fighter project but perfectly describes every more recent one.

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Dead cockroaches make excellent magnets – now what are we supposed to do with this info?

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Re: Just the thing for

I thought bees were already bar-coded ?

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MEPs in 'urgent' call for new laws on artificial intelligence and robotics

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Re: Black box voice recorder

Generally they do this by painting the flag of the country doing the ordering on the side

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Republicans send anti-Signal signal to US EPA

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Re: Overreach is the problem

And what happens to schools everywhere when one of those religious fundamentalists gets to Washington?

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Re: Illegal order

>The Judiciary branch can state if the Executive branch break laws enacted by the Legislative branch.

So a bunch of liberal elite unelected judges can override the President who was elected in a landslide by more than 100% of the people (if you discount all those who illegally voted for the wrong woman)

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Illegal order

How can a federal agency receive an illegal order?

If it comes from the government it's legal

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Russia and China bombard Blighty with 188 cyberattacks in 3 months

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Re: "complete shutdown of our critical national infrastructure."

That's where we have tricked them - we already have out own system for doing that

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Re: Fuller disclosure

Why would we bother hacking our enemies?

Unless there is a war what good does it do to know the Russian or Chinese military's secrets?

It would be far more valuable to be hacking the Eu ministries that will be negotiating Brexit or the US agencies that will be deciding on the tarrifs to place on the UK

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Re: Source IP does not mean that's where the attack came from

And Russian packets have snow on their boots

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Ex-FBI man spills on why hackers are winning the security game

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Re: Sorry, off topic but I can't resist

Sorry, it's one of those acronyms that is impossible to type right, even when you know what it stands for and say it to yourself.

Still better than when they renamed SERC to PPARC and put the name on all the glass doors at the new office - without realising what the letters read as backward

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Re: Sorry, off topic but I can't resist

Will probably be sued by Cisco first. Cisco believes that all bridge shaped logos made of lines belong to them, they even sued the Oz government because the CRISO Sidney bridge logo looks like theirs.

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Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones

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Re: A perfect opportunity to get creative

Tractor with straw bale spears through the side of the car?

Or there is the auld tradtiional Semtex

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Samsung's Chromebook Pro: Overpriced vanilla PC with a stylus. 'Wow'

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Re: skimping

This is a Chromebook - it has essentially one application = chrome

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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Re: Right wing hypocrisy.

Isn't that why they were making her Ambassador to Russia?

she could work from home

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Yes he is the 44 man to hod the office of POTUS

ob IT angle - the off-by-one error

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Or a true patriot holder of 2nd amendment rights who responds to a 3am tweet about a pinko-commie-terrorist loving judge stopping Americas being Great Again

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

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Re: Unusual behaviour

>I'd heard of small dogs being purposefully bred so that women could carry one about in a handbag, but never a cow!

How else would they fill those little individual serving milk pots on the planes

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Re: Unusual behaviour

As a loyal American non-terrorist, if some stranger sidled upto you and tried to engage you in disloyal anti-American conversation isn't it your patriotic duty to shoot them ?

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Re: TSA

It was the CIA and DoD that paid $20 million for software that could decode secret hidden terrorist messages in TV static. Then it was the Dept of Justice that shut down the investigation into who was paid off for the contract because of national security concerns.

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Conviction by computer is go, confirms UK Ministry of Justice

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Re: Train fare evasion

Wasn't that the problem with the Oyster card on buses?

The same people in charge of paying for the system to be fixed were making more money from fines paid by people whose card wasn't recognised

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

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No it used to happen in most African and Latin American countries as well, American companies usually made large contribution to the new president

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Re: They only object when it costs them money

But those Americans wouldn't be working for Google - it was founded by an immigrant

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Big Tech files anti-Trump brief: Immigration ban illegal and damaging to business

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Which is why we haven't had a war since Korea, we have had a whole bunch of not-wars almost conitnually

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Re: ...

There is terrorist activity in these countries now. His ban affects people born in those countries 50years ago.

Iranians who have lived in the USA since 1979 are unlikely to have moved there after the revolution because they were fans of a future anti-Iranian Sunni extremist terrorist group.

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Canadian telco bans a little four-letter dirty word from texts: U B E R

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Re: why - How ?

How did Fido manage to implement a working sms filter?

Have they got an intern or did somebody bring their kid to work day

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Boffins build laser satellite data link

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That's not a moon

Isn't the orbiting battle station supposed to fire the giant laser at the planet?

Did somebody have the plans the wrong way up?

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Why does it cost 20 times as much to protect Mark Zuckerberg as Tim Cook?

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Re: Larry has a lot of homes.

Even if he only uses one - somehow he has to pay fees for all of them .....

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Re: Its the telescopic lense evaluation.

Is there a Grand Theft Auto mod ?

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BillG wears glasses so nobody will hit him and Balmer is protected by a hail of nuclear armed chairs

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Re: In Fairness to Zuckerberg...

Although there are several 1000 Oracle customers around the world who would dearly like to meet a Mr Ellison in a dark alley with a lead pipe

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Choose your enemies

While it is unlikely that a programmer, driven mad by years of dealing with little-endian memory, will seek out the CEO of Intel. And I don't imagine there are many Samsung loyalists strapping Galaxy notes to themselves and trying to blow up Tim Cook

Mr Zuckerberg faces risks of mad right-wingers who think Facebook is part of a democrat conspiracy, mad left-wingers who think Facebook is a corporate invader of privacy. Then even madder even righter wingers who think he is a secret zionist conspiracy and even madder even lefter wingers who think it is a fascist government conspiracy.

Then there are all the people who are just driven mad by cat videos.

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Uncle Sam probes SpaceX – but crack nothing to be alarmed about, we're told

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Thanks for the Stephen Carver suggestion. DuckDuckGo his "Goto 2015" conference talk on the shuttle and Nasa corporate culture

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> Instead they went with a 'It hasn't blown up yet, it must be safe'

The same statistical basis for my safety of Russian Roulette study

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Perhaps SpaceX could lean from Nasa how layers of management can transform an engineer's 1:100 risk of an accident into an official 1:300,000 risk with only the aid of Powerpoint

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Re: Is it wise

Compared to POTUS on twitter?

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

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Re: Well, first, the order has been rescinded by the courts...

That's not the problem - the problem is the arbitrary nature of the order, no details, no legal opinion, no rules.

Did he intend this to stop British holiday makers in Costa Rica being able to fly home via Florida? Did it apply to US citizens? What about joint Canadian/US citizens? Nobody knows - it was upto individual officers to make a ruling.

Who knows what the next arbitrary ruling will say? All muslims on the no-fly list? Or just US citizens born in certain countries, or perhaps all foreign born Americans?

Or perhaps merely companies employing foreign born or muslims will be banned from government contracts or just defense contracts. So perhaps firms will have to start letting them go.

The childish reaction to the court ruling might make people worry. What if the next executive order is interpreted by some heavily armed branch of government as a "who will rid me of this turbulent priest"

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AI vuln-hunter bots have seen things you people wouldn't believe

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Re: Impressive

The really impressive system was the one which ignored the competition, hacked the conference twitter account and sent messages declaring itself to be the winner to all the news media

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Humanity needs you... to build an AI bot that can finger rotten headlines

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Re: How is this a problem?

Because they probably don't have an API to slurp all their data to an external database - even if it is just for analyzing it

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US tech giants take brave immigration stand that has nothing to do with profit whatsoever

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Some is. Tata importing 1000s of "consultants" from India on company transfers or Disney replacing entire work forces with H1Bs

But there aren't 1000s of unemployed chip designers, physics lecturers, machine learning experts who would enter the labor force if only living wages were available.

Yes you CAN get those staff by paying more and outbidding somebody else and poaching their staff. But that doesn't work for the entire market - the US doesn't rely on foreign doctors because doctors are underpaid.

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Re: I thought these were tech companies?

Microsoft Research's biggest labs are Cambridge and Bejing

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