* Posts by FuzzyTheBear

298 posts • joined 25 Feb 2010


We can do this the easy way or the Huawei, US tells Germany with threat to snip intel over 5G fears



the US is blackmailing everyone to sell their crappy gear it's all .

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found


anti-drone ... o.0 ?

Why would this be anything but a plot by makers of anti-drone systems that just try to sell their systems by scaring the public who all of a sudden are demanding action? We seen this type of behavior before.

Pirate radio = drug dealing and municipal broadband is anti-competitive censorship


Nothing changes

The US is governed by corporate morons. Pirate radio is an essential free speech bastion. When all the media is in the hands of corporations , pirate radio is a defense against censorship applied by the corporations. Restricting free speech and ideas for decades had the effect we now see on America. There is very little free speech left at all ! We play music .. but only what we want you to hear : corporate wh**es that fit in the mold we established as being acceptable , we give you news .. but with a point of view that fits our corporate masters and benefit them by controlling what you think , we give you open airwaves by letting you call in .. with a 7 second delay to make sure our censors have the time to throw you offline if your comment dosen't suit us and/or goes contrary to what we want our listeners to think. We don't want them exposed to the naked truth. Free speech in the USA ? You got to be kidding me .. The only bastion of hope for true free speech in America is pirate radio. There should be a hell of alot more of it.

Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean


No point

There's no point locking doors where i live. Crime is almost 0 / year. Never heard of a break-in anywhere in the area i lived in for a decade. So .. yes back door is opened .. come in . have a beer and if you care do the dishes while you're here .. i dont care :) BTW i do have a load of wash i'd be delighted to have done .. ill throw in an extra beer for that and since it's now legal .. ill leave a joint in the bottom of the basket for your trouble :)

AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

Big Brother

Re: Robot Wars!

Can you imagine a battlefield where all US robots have a `Donald` face and the Soviet robots all have Vlad`s face on them ? What a nightmare .. I > HAD< a strict policy of no drinking before 7 am .. but i need a stiff one ..

Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

Black Helicopters

After all .. NSA ?

Say that the board really has a chip and that the board is going to the USA in places the American services don't have access to ( Apple for example ) what better way to hide their doings than by having fingers pointing the Chinese as the evil country's wrongdoings ?

Really .. Denials by any US government agency or anyone else involved for that matter seems rather suspect that the true perpetrator is the US secret services and agencies.

Yeah .. i don't trust the US. For good reasons. And neither should anyone with a critical mind go pointing fingers to China when we know darn well the US can't be trusted just as the Chinese can't.

Chinese tech titans' share prices slump after THAT Super Micro story


Critical ? Please come home.

How can the military give out >>> any <<< defense contract to a foreign hostile nation ?

Would you trust Russia for nuclear missile guidance systems ? Seems obvious to me .. but it seems that some people have no trouble with it as long as they rake in the dosh. Now .. if the st00pid say " hey it will cost 10 cents less per unit if we subcontract production to China " for critical defense and government infrastructure , China that's proved to be a hostile regime over and over again ( China sea anyone ? Interpol head honcho missing ? ) then those people should be put on trial ( no, can't sue idiots for being idiots .. we'd all be rich by now ) and the cost of replacing the equipment should be taken out their pockets. ( I skipped the part about putting them on trial for being traitors ) Really ANY critical part for ANY system should be homemade. Those who pointed out the NSA in the US doing no better with Cisco kit and the rest , yes that's totally right , they're no better , but i'd rather have the NSA looking over my shoulder than the Chinese , the enemy , having a pass and taking home our trade secrets , and having a switch in my computer allowing them free access without my knowledge. I think that the story is indeed true , if not , highly plausible and that as such this should be a warning to every IT guy in the world not to trust kit for anything important coming out of China. No i dont trust China .. and yes they are the enemy to our economy and security and as such if i can , i avoid anything written China on it. It's a matter of principle , it's a matter of keeping our workers working , our security secure and our way of life alive.

Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook


I would like to point out that , at least in Quebec , jurors who have no choice in the matter , are exposed to , sometimes , unbelievable violence and prosecution tactics that leave them in pts and are given NO support whatsoever for their trouble. I know .. i was one in a gruesome murder. As far as companies go they should be required by law to provide counseling and support to the people they expose , even if that's the moderator choice to be there , and make sure they are well taken care of when they feel a need to. The job is insane because humans are insanely violent. I hope they get taken care of and that this judgment will favor them , favor support and create a precedent for society as a whole.

Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM


IBM ? ... LOL

The Canadian government wanted to replace it's dated payroll with a new system. Couple 100 thousand employees , supposedly nothing to it .. After 1.5 billion CDN the system is still not complete , does not work right and they have the ba*** to ask for even more money to complete their job.Frankly .. before you recommend IBM , think twice.

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....


Long time

since i laughed that much :) thanks Simon .. Cool to see the Boss making good use of the IT personnel for once :D

FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!


Given all this ..

I read the comments and gave this some thought.. ( some .. not much .. bear brain you know ) .. I am simply amazed that anyone would be stupid enough to keep any important information on a phone. A phone is a phone is a phone. So called smart technology is not smart at all security wise. People trusting such devices for anything important past making a date with Doris are in error. A) easily lost .. B) easily stolen C) can be broken into in various ways D) reveals your location E) Stingray anyone ? F) US Marshall Service with his planes knowing the location of ALL cell phones in the US .. need i go on ? Whatever way you look at it trusting a cell phone for privacy is foolish. Committing crimes using them even more so. Again , a phone is a phone is a phone. I know they're convenient but they can never be trusted.

There's more security in an encrypted text travelling on a microdot at the back of a stamp than a smartphone on a network.

Fear the wrath of robots, for their judgement is final and irrevocable


The real error

Is to have web browsers that allow this to happen in the first place.

If i can't navigate without the browser sending back a shitton of info back to the servers maybe it's time firefox , chrome and safari be tossed in the fire along with it's design and admin staff.

Really. They're the ones engineering browsers that allows sites to gather our personal information after all ..

Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs


Stupid idea that needs to go where stupid goes.

Imagine a city , ANY city's downtown area. Consider everything called infrastructure under there , including metro underground, the shopping , underground metro transport ( we call metro in Montreal what you call the tube in London and yes plenty stores and activity in Montreal's underground, it's like a second city layer ) , all the sewers and cables , not to mention high voltage power distribution to buildings etc etc .. you really think it's a good idea to even consider such a scheme ?

Toss the whole thing in the recycling bin. Ain't gonna happen

Fresh docs detail 10-year link between Geek Squad informers and Feds


Really ?

f a file name or image is seen that is suspicious I would investigate a little more and report if it is kiddie porn or similar ...

Where is your search warrant ?

What gives you the right to substitute yourself for the law ?

If i was your boss i'd fire you instantly this minute for just considering your actions which is that you put yourself above the law.

Hey .. if you're his boss : fire him , noone can trust him with anything like private documents files and folders full of trade secrets , he takes it on himself to access stuff he has no right to.

Martian microbes may just be resting – boffins


Marvin ?

Instead of loosing time with speculative science , just trust well established science. In the 60's Marvin the Martian ( Bugs Bunny Show ) demonstrated how to grow Martians .. Just put a seed on the ground water it and there you have it .. Instant full grown martian. They had the right idea . They had the science and technique all worked out 50 years ago.

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

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Re: Surprised...

That is an AWESOME idea actually :D



I just wish his whole property is swept by a tsunami.

The coast belongs to the sea and to boaters who need ground.

It belongs to everyone.

That the access to a beach be closed or restricted by a narcissistic selfish idiot is not acceptable ANYWHERE in the world.

Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre


People dont matter ..

Only gun manufacturer's bottom line does.

They will do everything to protect the bottom line of their shareholders.

Lives dont matter. They wont give up a penny to save lives.

So stay tuned , Americans will suffer again and again.

But the shareholders wont and they wont frown at cashing the cheques even if it's covered by the blood of innocent kids.

Shareholders of those companies are the ones with the blood on their hands.

Adobe: Two critical Flash security bugs fixed for the price of one


again ?

What's this ? swiss cheese ? Hope we get rid of it sooner than later.

Why is Bitcoin fscked? Here are three reasons: South Korea, India... and now China clamps down on cryptocurrencies


I knew they were maniacs ..

but it's getting ridiculous ... I quote

" ... step up measures" to eliminate citizens trading in cryptocurrencies using overseas websites..

Eliminate citizens ? Ain't that a bit harsh a penalty for having a few worthless junk coins ?

Bell Canada Canucks it up again: Second hack in just eight months


Memories ...

Bell Canada used to be a great company. Until the shareholders and profits became the only concern of theirs in late 80's early 90's , from then on they took the plunge into Niagara Falls , customer service was outsourced to people unable to understand us in either english nor french and from then on just got worse. We have two choices Bell or Videotron here and they're both in competition as to who charges the most giving the least services , and which is worst at customer support. Both are ripoffs, Simple telephone and DSL cost me 145 CDN a month with Bell .. no mobility in there , just land line. This is the second time they , on top of that , had data stolen. First time i had a notice " your data was stolen , sorry " that was the end of it. No compensation , not a rebate , nothing. Really .. if you can stay away from Bell , keep your distances. They went from good company to the worst in Canada.

Badass alert: 1 in 5 Brits don't give a damn about webpage crypto-miners


An ounce of prevention.

It's all nice and good .. it's definitely not a resource ( cpu ) i want shared with anyone .. there's BOINC for that , but how do i make sure none of that mining code runs but a line of code on my machine, which i pay for and the bandwidth which i also pay for ? I'm running LinuxMint /Firefox and would like to be sure to totally block any unwanted software from running on my box and this is exactly it. Ideas ?

Those IT gadget freebies you picked up this year? They make AWFUL Christmas presents


Re: I've got a bucket of 64 Meg ones.

Raid array anyone ?

Capgemini: We love our 'flexible, flowing' spade


And they paid for this ?

That sounds like the load of crap teenagers come up with drunk at 4 am with a morning deadline.

30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe

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Re: Liquidators

These men are heroes. Period.

Microsoft says it won't fix kernel flaw: It's not a security issue. Suuuure


Re: You are spoiling us Mr El Reg

Come on bud , catch up with the times

MS hate is a long forgotten thing in the distant past , Totally out of fashion !

Now .. it's Oracle :)

Speaking of which , time for my Oracle Anonymous meeting ..

" i have admitted that Oracle is a problem , that i lost control of my database " LOL

Has Canadian justice gone too far? Cops punish drunk drivers with NICKELBACK


Re: Lightweights

You're lucky Nolveys i didnt report your post to the moderators .. you sir are a sadist :)

Here's a typical french canadian counter attack https://youtu.be/D7MZadudWDw

Have a great weekend :)

Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption


Imminent danger.

Controlling governments are a danger to the free world. THEY are the enemy of the people. Break encryption and dissidence will be wiped out, it's authors jailed and for the rest of us we'll be under total control of the Governments and we know their intentions : no good. If the so called good guys , i use " good " very very loosely , can break our communications , so can the bad guys. It already is totally insecure and they want to make it worse .. bravo < clap , clap >

Meteor swarm spawns new and dangerous branch


Sounds just like Donald :) Now can someone in the USA tell him he's fired ? :D

Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha


Re: I'm ignorant! But I'm commenting anyway!

Trump and Hillary .. there's 300 million Americans and the best they could find were these two boyos ?

Really ? America is really THAT pathetic ? Guess so ..

Astro-boffinry breakthrough: Loads of ingredients for life found on Saturn's Enceladus


Any way we look at Cassini

It's been one of the most fantastic adventures of mankind yet. The science , the imagery , Huygens landing , this has been a stellar bright mission and accomplishment. Congratulations to the engineering team that gave us such a great ship. Ill be sad to see it plunge , but then again , it's time to say bye bye and thanks for all it did for us. Mission accomplished. o7

'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back


The valuable bits ?

From the patent :

" ... this invention uses a combination of Flash VOS VTOC and ACPI to perform “Cold Swaps” or “Context Switching”, which remove one active OS temporarily from all or part of memory and replace it with another active OS in all or part of memory.

Looks to me like that is the part they think has value


Re: "organizes files and operating systems into "virtual cabinets.""

Keep reading

".. this invention uses a combination of Flash VOS VTOC and ACPI to perform “Cold Swaps” or “Context Switching”, which remove one active OS temporarily from all or part of memory and replace it with another active OS in all or part of memory."

I believe that's the part they think has value.

Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC


Come on ..

At some point there's going to have to be something else than having to suffer the digital rape that's windows 10. I know little about WHY on earth anyone would do this to themselves. I got on Mint , Steam , PlayOnLinux and never looked back. All the stuff i need to do can be done with a trustable OS .

I dont get it. Maintenance on this PC is zero. Why on earth is anyone still suffering at the hands of the likes of Microsoft ?

Why do you like to suffer ? What's keeping you , holding you back from the transition ?

I dont get it. Really .. after 16 fucking years of Linux i finally see no reason to use windows at all.

Consider the alternatives and adapt is my saying. Anyways " We are the Linux geeks , resistance is futile , you will be assimilated along with your technology " LOL

Teenagers think Doritos are cooler than Apple

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What's cool ?

Yeah Doritos man .. btw , at the moment they got ketchup Doritos for a short while , awesome d00d ..

And no , they haven't got databases with all your life in it. So 2 reasons right there to like Doritos more than Google. Pathetic ? you bet :) As for Apple ..there's billions of things on earth cooler than them , they're called girls :)

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug


Whirlpool Hobart been in the house since 1978 . Never failed once yet ... Norge fridge dated 1949 also still on the job. They made em to last a lifetime indeed and agreed Miele is doing great quality ,imho , professional stuff , the network plug is one too many.

That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface


Really ..

He should have more sense than have people threaten kids in his name.. but he don't ..

One thing he is though is totally lacking any of the skillset required for a head of state.

An incompetent liar that will be remembered as the " most unqualified for the position " president ever AD

How the hell did the USA sink so low ?

Fire brigade called to free man's bits from titanium ring's grip


Re: Unusual

i can just hear the laughter of the firemen in the backrooms and corridors on that one :)

Facebook, Instagram: No, you can't auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border officials)

Black Helicopters


move is not to play. Assume that the moment you upload data to the net it's fully public. Do like most people in high places do .. don't use that crap if you want to keep stuff private. Really .. when you think about it well you will have the same conclusion ..don't. In many ways we led better lives , experienced more freedom and were way more secure than before it's proliferation to the masses. This is something that on retrospective should never have proliferated to the public. The idea was nice , but the governments made it into an inferno Dante would have been proud of. Orwell himself would have flipped his lid. Networks and machines are nice , we do fantastic stuff .. it's just what we have done with it , what the Governments have done with it that's the fuck up. Don't blame the machines , blame the humans 18 inches from the screen. lol

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans


Re: Unicornpiss @GATTACA

US health system is the worst in the dang universe.No money you die.( i saw it while living in the USA ) Look at civilised countries , we ALL offer healthcare to everyone .There's no company that needs to provide anything , teeth work in some places but we don't need to disclose anything to anyone.

Want to repel a headache having to do all this administrative bullshit in company ? .. National Universal Health Care Works for countless countries and billion + individuals.

At leasy we don't let people die because of lack of coverage. Which you do everyday by the hundreds.

We dont take the uninsured mental patients in an ambulance dropping them at a park to get rid of them.

One thing Americans must start to understand is compassion and that each of them have a responsibility to another. That last one , they will never understand.

FBI boss: 'Memories are not absolutely private in America'


Re: Trust your government?

if only they would explode every now and then ..

Get this: Tech industry thinks journos are too mean. TOO MEAN?!


Ok for me , not ok for you ..

... even if doing so generates more revenue. " So tech companies who do everything and anything for a buck is telling the tech press they shouldn't ? hmm .. kettle ,pan,black ? On top of that , telling the press what to do is kind of " who the hell do they think they are ? " If the technology sucks , that's the press it deserves. If the tech's good , they get the words too. IMHO they should have just shut up.

Oracle refuses to let Java copyright battle die – another appeal filed in war against Google


Simplify man

If you don't understand what's happenin' d00d it's simple .. the writers of SCO vs IBM have written a sequel .. it's Google vs Oracle :) Just as idiotic and pointless as the first volume.

Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list



has become the arch enemy of freedom and liberty ... in a way , they make Russia look good

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good


Re: And all this time, I thought ...

According to my data , the bible would be it ..

Flight simulator sets fire to airport


Realism ?

This is a great simulator .. real flames .. man .. what will they think of next ?

Spotty battery life costs Apple's MacBook Pro its gold-star rating



If they had nothing to hide they would have nothing to fear responding to this publication's requests for comments MU HA HA HA HA

Merry Christmas

Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked


An alternate

Since publishing the original reciepe ( Chicago Tribune ) a lot of folks like me have took the opportunity to refine the technique and actually do a better ,healthier fried chicken than what they do.

IMHO There is no need to go there at all since we got the reciepe and what it yields is a better product.

Turn your kitchen in a lab for a few days , experiment with the formulas ,changing oil temps , fine tuning the herbs and spices to your liking and for you too it will be adios KFC . Free your mind ... and at the same time .. free your stomach of their absolutely toxic chicken.

Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot

Black Helicopters

Just say no..

It's simple .. they track you , keep files on you , the government does too , facebook is the instrument of the US Government to keep tabs on everyone .. we wont get into Win 10 .. now the British government want to be able to lie in court .. ain't it just time to give up the net , get back into a cabin near a lake and go back to our roots ? The world they want is not the world i want to be a part of.


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