* Posts by Andy Tunnah

208 posts • joined 24 May 2007

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Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes

Andy Tunnah

Re: Change "email" with "money"...

>Change "email" with "money"...

... and you see the same should apply to money stored offshore.

Doesn't work. It's more like if a US bank had overseas branches. The US courts should still be allowed to compel the company to reveal account info. They're not physically asking for the money to be moved, they're asking to see the balance.

I could understand if the crim used a different provider, one that wasn't a US-based company. But it's generally understood that even though you're using a worldwide accessible service, you're accessing the "local" version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the courts being in Microsoft's favour. It's just, rationally, I find it hard to support

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Twitter's blue tick rule changes may lower the sueball barrier

Andy Tunnah

That stock photo

Looks like someone just accused her of farting.

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Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

Andy Tunnah

A customer tends to mean a single purchase, consumer means obligation

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Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

Andy Tunnah

Re: spoilerific

And yet, you can almost guarantee someone has already drawn porn of it.

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Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

Andy Tunnah

I'm OK with this

Honestly, I'd rather give up CPU cycles than see intrusive (or any, really) ads. I'm fortunate enough, probably like most people here, to have a powerful CPU, so the cycles are spare anyway. I could see how for a lot of users it'd be more of a problem.

It'd be nice to see it evolve into a way for it to be managed, via some sort of side action of seeing how well the page is loading, to determine how much strain the mining is having on the user.

But when I'm browsing the web, it tends to be all I'm doing (bar a tv show or movie playing in the corner) so I think it's a great way to help pay for sites.

The problem is the internet has always been "free", and that mentality is never really going to go away. Far too many people see ads as some sort of insult almost, even if they're not intrusive; just them existing is a problem. But content creators need to get paid!

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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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I hate myself a little for how much I want this to be a full-on Note style issue.

I know it's pathetic, but they're just SO SMUG

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Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

Andy Tunnah

Re: Pedant's corner

Maybe he's from an Arabian country

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'Alternative network provider' CityFibre boosts sales 36%

Andy Tunnah

Gutted

I seen "It connected another 745 customer premises to its fibre metro area network (MAN)" and thought the MAN was short for Manchester. Got all excited.

I'm..not a smart person :/

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Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

Andy Tunnah

Amazing

I love things like this, absolutely blows my mind.

But hands down, my absolute favourite fact about this; even though this is the pinnacle of high-science, one day this'll be seen as humdrum. We'll be so advanced that harnessing the powers of a bloody STAR will be met with the same nonchalance as showing a teenager a gameboy today.

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Crap cracked fat-attack Pact app chaps slapped in pact backtrack infract

Andy Tunnah

Re: Headline

TIL I'm 8 years old.

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China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

Andy Tunnah

This has been coming for a while. A fortnight ago China banned ICOs (El Reg covered it here https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/05/china_bans_cryptocurrency_ico_raisings/ ). China was always going to move towards this.

Moving currency out of the middle kingdom is a challenge (it might be illegal ? Don't quote me on that). So bitcoin was seen as a great way to cover cash in a society with very prying eyes. So of course they were going to crack down on it. China would never allow something like bitcoin to become pervasive, as they can't control it. And China isn't one to let that slide.

The thing with the Norks is that even if they did buy bitcoin, how are they going to monetise it in a big enough way to make it worthwhile. They need to move tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars a WEEK. No exchange could facilitate that and it not be noticed. Sure they could pay one off..but in today's age, with so many electronic eyes, it'd last about as long as a gnat orgasm

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Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

Andy Tunnah

Really ?

>before questioning if those that agree to expose themselves have not already drunk too much.

Ah yes, because a woman who flashes her tatas is clearly in no straight state of mind and must be being taken advantage of. Or maybe they just don't really see it as a big deal, and hey, some *might even find it funny*.

But nope, it's gotta be exploitation.

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Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors

Andy Tunnah

Re: Trump brings out the best in people

>I'm not a fan of Trump, but he is the POTUS.

For some reason I'm having trouble believing that

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FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

Andy Tunnah

I've never been so happy..

...to be reminded of stereotypical reprisals in prison.

They are gonna fillet this bastard, and honestly, I am slightly giddy at the thought of it

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Las Vegas locks down ahead of DEF CON hacking conference

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Joke

Seems stupid to not accept USB

A big company like UPS is bound to be using the best, virus-impervious computers anyway, macs.

(PUT. DOWN. THE. PITCHFORK)

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Andy Tunnah

Virus scanners can only catch known threats or their derivatives (is that the right word ?), so if an enterprising hacker creates something knew, the scanners won't catch it.

BTW if I'm wrong on this I'd love some education. I assume this is how it works; scanners only know what to look for because of a database and the way they act. If there's more to it than that, I'd love to learn

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Want to visit your loved one in jail? How about Skype instead?

Andy Tunnah

Why not both ?!

Video conferencing for the day to day, to replace impersonal phone calls. And it's not just the the inmates who would benefit from this, can you imagine the joy it'd bring kids, especially younger ones, who would get to see Dad ?

This is has a whole other awesome side to it; a lot of parents won't bring kids to prisons/jails, it's just not suitable. A lot of the incarcerated never even get to see their kids grow up. Now they can watch birthdays, speak regularly, show them the macaroni art. Damnit I'm tearing up here.

Can you imagine as well the power taking that away would have to encourage behaviour ? More than a lot of cons hold onto the idea of seeing their loved ones again. A constant reminder of what they look and sound like would be god damn glorious.

And of course, keep the face to face visits, because cutting off human contact that doesn't involve a shiv is downright barbaric.

And to to the prick who said "don't do the crime blah blah I'm a twat", don't be an insensitive bellend.

(mods feel free to remove that line if it went too far)

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Funnily enough, charging ££££s for trashy bling-phones wasn't a great idea

Andy Tunnah

Re: "paying out the nose"

Out the arse or through the nose.

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Andy Tunnah

Well duh

It's more important to be seen with the *latest* gear, not the flashiest, when it comes to phones

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Yet more reform efforts at the Euro Patent Office, and you'll never guess what...

Andy Tunnah

They should turn this into a film

And give the role of King Batti to Mads Mikkelson.

I'd watch it

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BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour

Andy Tunnah

Ergh

£300. For a 17" iiyama CRT. Was a thing of beauty though,

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Live blog: Fired FBI boss spills the beans to US Senate committee

Andy Tunnah

Re: I'm sorry, but...

AcKTually, it's squib, you plebeian

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German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request

Andy Tunnah

You say that now

And yet if the situation affected you in the reverse, I'm sure you'd have a just as clever way of slagging that off too.

I do feel like as it's a minor, there should be some leeway, but overall, I think they're doing the right thing. People expect their profiles to be private, that should extend to after death (and before you open your mouth, my missus died in 2013 and I couldn't access her profile to get pics that were set private, so yes I have experience with this)

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Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs

Andy Tunnah

Oh my.

I am whatever the male version of "moister than an oyster" is.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

Andy Tunnah

Well I learned something new

"Professional priapist" is by far my favourite term I've ever heard for a sausage slinger

Man whore, hourly humper, and er..various ones that'll get my comment deleted I know, but I've never heard that one.

You learn something new every day eh ?

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Boaty McBoatface sinks in South Atlantic on her maiden deployment

Andy Tunnah

SECOND favourite ? That acid-fuelled yellow bastard ridden by a bunch of hippies as most definitely been usurped!

And don't get me wrong, the amount of time I spent watching that thing while acid soaked myself means it holds a special place in my heart. But anything even slightly associated with David Attenborough comes in at #1

The man is a bloody demi god in my eyes.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

Andy Tunnah

Re: "300 football fields of rainforest per hour is cleared"

Christ mate you really cocked that one up, well and proper.

I can't help but imagine a game played on a pitch that size. You'd need a space telescope to see the goals

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Ex-military and security firms oppose Home Sec in WhatsApp crypto row

Andy Tunnah

Let em do it.

Let em all remove end to end encryption, put in a backdoor, whatever.

Then when they all flock to a service that *does* offer that, maybe then they'll bloody realise it's not the product they are loyal to, it's the capability of the product.

A terrorist isn't sitting in some cave using Whatsapp because it's the flavour of the month ffs

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

Andy Tunnah

Bit of an eejit but..

..this is super disturbing.

And by 'bit' I mean 'window licking champion for 5 years running' - I'm not a smart man by any means. However, even a dunce like me can see how gross this is, and what sort of world it is leading into.

It feels like Trump is normalising a cult of personality; a man so obsessed with opinion and criticism that any slight against him is met with the full force of any number of lawsuits.

And now he's the president of the bloody US, in a funny time in history - with liberals so confident smelling their own farts that they can't see that not everyone shares their ideals, facing off against conservatives recently energised by a man who says all the right words to validate all their prejudice. It feels like sanity is going to become the new fundamentalism

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

Andy Tunnah

It's HOW much?!

Honestly didn't know how much a TV license is. There is no way in HELL I'd pay that much, even if I did watch the Beeb

(I don't have a license because I don't watch TV, nor do a I stream it. Torrent it a lot though..)

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One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

Andy Tunnah

Re: We'd have plenty of IPs

Not everyone who reads this site works in tech, not everyone who works in tech works in networking.

Don't be a snob. Or without the S

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Andy Tunnah

Nice

This is excellent. I'm a bit behind on stuff like this, and this is both a great article and a brilliant guide.

Nice work. Would love to say an el reg guide section, for us lads who simply /pretend/ to know what the shit you lot are talking about most the time

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

Andy Tunnah

Easy fix

Add "don't be a twat" to contracts.

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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

Andy Tunnah

Who gives a toss about if he used the sex wrong. You're completely missing his point to direct the outrage towards a gender issue.

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

Andy Tunnah

Re: What happens

For a minute there I thought I was reading a sincere post from reddit. That is A+ writing, very nearly got me HL+S'erd

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So will I be barred ?

I don't use social media - no twitter, snapchat, instagram etc.

I *do* have a facebook, but it's under a fake name (if I wanted to keep in touch with you after school I would do so), and I only add very close friends, people I'm in regular contact with, and it it is so I can speak exactly like I would face to face, so as you can guess, my posts are all the sort of things mates say only to other mates.

If I went to the states would I get into trouble for not having anything ? My facebook is absolutely non-identifiable (I don't have any family members on it - I don't know about you lads but it doesn't matter how old you are, you don't swear in front of your mam, it applies to 32 year old me, it'll apply to 62 year old me god willing, and my lexicon is...quite scottish, so I have no family on there at all)

I'm planning on doing a US trip in 2018, purely as a tourist, but I'll be buggered if you're gonna get a chance to see what I think about my mate ben's latest bird.

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Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit

Andy Tunnah

I smell an oscar

Bang up detective and reporting work. All you need now is a script and a role for Mark Ruffalo

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

Andy Tunnah

"Ta Trump" fits better

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Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

Andy Tunnah

Talk about shitposting!

...I'll get my coat...

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Small ISPs 'probably' won't receive data retention order following IP Bill

Andy Tunnah

Re: If I said the next thing a say will be a lie and the last thing I said was the truth

Kind of related. but this is how I deal with my encryption keys to remove the chance of being forced to reveal them

I have my encryption key on a USB device, and a copy in my encrypted volume. I mount my encrypted volume, and shred the USB drive (er, software shred, I'm not made of money).

When I need to unmount, I copy it back to the USB. So if anyone were to come knocking, force unmount or simply flicking the plug makes the volume inaccessible and I can't be compelled to reveal what I don't have.

I will admit this has bitten me in the arse...twice...through the stupidity of an adorably excitable dog and her ability to trip a power cable. But the price you pay for security and all

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2.1Gbps speeds over LTE? That's not a typo, EE's already done it

Andy Tunnah

Unlreated to the story but..

..does anyone know the brand of lipstick the lad in the stock photo is using on his bottom lip because that is just a fantastic colour

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

Andy Tunnah

Re: Not surprising its safe, no one is doing anything exciting anymore nowadays

People aren't a fan of prototype technologies on commercial aircraft. They want safe, reliable, and well understood.

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MacBook headphone hell

Andy Tunnah

Re: Apple deaf to feedback?

HE SAID TURN LEFT AT REDBACK

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'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million

Andy Tunnah

I WTF'ed out loud

Well, it was a more whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

But ya, a level of stupidity it actually makes an acronym valid. Congrats to him!

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Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious

Andy Tunnah

Whoever writes these titles

...is are an artiste!

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Assange returns to Earth

Andy Tunnah

Re: Half man, half mushroom, half leak?

thatsthejoke.jpg

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US extradition of Silk Road suspect OK'd by Irish judge

Andy Tunnah

"Not going on a rant cos 'Americans desperatly need to be liberated.' Learn to proof read or spell please AC cos your thick?"

Kinda hard to take you seriously when you're insulting the intelligence of another person while not being able to use "you're" properly

Dumbass

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Tight-wad Apple repair techs swapped our damaged iGear with used kit – lawsuit

Andy Tunnah

They're Apple users, so..all of it *ducks*

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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

Andy Tunnah

Burnt out

Everyone assumed the other side of Brexit they were voting for was an elaborate prank

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