* Posts by NoneSuch

1521 posts • joined 25 May 2010

Big Blue's former CIO tried to join AWS, ends up at energy company

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Pint

Re: Breaking News

IBM's cloud isn't that fluffy.

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Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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Re: Ministry of Truth

We have always been at war with Oceania.

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FBI iPhone hack lost forever, White House mobe compromised, SSH – and plenty more

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Coffee/keyboard

Myopia

Where governments only see what they want to see.

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Russia, America dig into tug-of-war over Bitcoin laundering suspect

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Coat

Life in prison in the US or a safe trip to Moscow followed by an accidental slip in the shower a week or so later to keep him quiet?

Which will he choose?

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Angst in her pants: Alleged US govt leaker Reality Winner stashed docs in her pantyhose

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Coffee/keyboard

The Obvious

"Winner sighed at one point, and agreed leaking the file would likely reveal the NSA's sources and techniques to its enemies."

It would also reveal illegal surveillance to the American people. A much larger crime in their eyes.

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Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

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Coat

Re: I believe the word we are all struggling to vocalise is ...

"If he was selling to France and the rest of Europe, why the hell did he supply anyone in the US?

"If he hadn't done that he wouldn't have committed a crime in the US"

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/94-166.pdf

The fun begins on p52.

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Coat

Fire Bjork out of a cannon

Won't do a damned thing about drones, but you will see Bjork fired out of a cannon.

Win-win.

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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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Devil

It's not a problem.

This only affects people who buy iPhones and as such will not affect the vast majority.

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DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

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Coffee/keyboard

FFS

This is the beginning of the end.

Don't fret. The corporations will be happy.

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Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it

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Coat

Those beds...

There are certain positions people get into while in bed (SFW) where a metal roof slamming down might cause serious injury.

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RBS sharpens axe again: 900 IT jobs to go by 2020

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Coat

I've never dreamed of an IT department that big. Ridiculous that they still have more IT workers left over then are in my current company total.

They need a leaner and meaner model.

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Gamers?

44 PCIe lanes. Two x16 PCIe GPU's in SLI consume 32 of those lanes leaving 12 lanes for only three x4 PCIe SSD, NVMe, etc.

Keep your 36 cores. This is a kneejerk response to RyZen Threadripper and its 64 PCIe lanes. No serious gamer would touch this limiting hardware.

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Coat

And when the tablet is shot out in battle, how do you call for help?

Sometimes there's a good reason to have someone with a bit of knowledge on the bridge, especially in the military.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Coffee/keyboard

It fits.

Comments about Jodie Whittaker are hilarious. Considering the story is about a Time Lord, the idiocy being spewed is from the 18th century.

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Brit teen accused of running malware factory and helpdesk for crims

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Coffee/keyboard

Increasing surveillance of the Internet and phones should fix situations like this, right?

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PCs will get pricier and you're gonna like it, say Gartner market shamans

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Coat

Hmmm, my new PC purchase price is planned to be over four times the average. I don't think they are getting as good as they can get.

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Inmarsat flings latest Wi-Fi-on-airliners satellite into orbit

NoneSuch

I hear the cross-feed to the nearest MILSAT is working perfectly for uninterrupted surveillance opportunities.

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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights

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Coffee/keyboard

An Added Bonus

Putting aside whether the cargo hold of a plane is any safer for a bomb to explode than the cabin for the moment.

Unguarded laptops in checked bags can be outside of your view for hours. The contents can be searched and copied by TSA or delegates at their leisure.

But I'm sure that has nothing to do with the "threat."

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Four Brits cuffed in multimillion-quid Windows tech support call scam probe

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Coffee/keyboard

“The arrests have come about as a result of work by the City of London Police and forensic and investigative services provided by Microsoft analysing tens of thousands of Action Fraud reports and working with other affected organisations such as BT, to attempt to trace the source of the problem,” said the City cops in a statement.

Microsoft are now doing criminal investigations? If evidence isn't generated and validated by the plod, I'm not sure that will stand up in a court. (?)

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Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption

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Big Brother

Re: Imminent danger.

This is the most ignorant and short sighted policy ever.

Fight for your rights now, because your government no longer cares about your freedoms.

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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

NoneSuch
Pint

If it was an American bank, he'd be on his way to Gitmo.

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Microsoft throws its weight behind Parisian AI startup factory

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Coat

This is a complicated issue.

Can Jeremy Piven explain it to me please?

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Yeah, if you could just stop writing those Y2K compliance reports, that would be great

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Pint

Best Job Ever

This reminded me of a job I saw in 1999. Was a 6 month contract worth $120,000 for a Y2K IT specialist to oversee corporate preparations for the New Year.

Contract end date was December 31st, 1999

I didn't apply as I'd just started a new job, but man was I tempted to get that easy money.

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Teen girl who texted boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

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Coffee/keyboard

Mrs. Peacock did it in the Conservatory with an iPhone.

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BA passengers caught in crossfire of Heathrow baggage meltdown

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Facepalm

"passengers were told to pack their essentials in their hand luggage and get on their planes as planned."

Anyone who travels without essentials in their hand luggage is asking for it. Bags go astray all the time. So often, I assume I'll not have my checked bags for 48 hours and plan accordingly.

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Disney mulls Mickey Mouse magic material to thwart pirates' 3D scans

NoneSuch
Pint

Paraphrasing, but...

The more you tighten your grip, the more merchandise will slip through your fingers.

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Europe-wide BitTorrent indexer blockade looms after Pirate Bay blow

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Joke

Libraries are next. The Dewey Decimal System tells people where to go to find copyrighted books which is exactly how The Pirate Bay works.

After that comes cops giving directions.

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Ex-SpaceX avionics tech loses safety certificate-forging wrongful dismissal lawsuit

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Coat

No problem:

Every senior manager who signed off on the validation tests should be scheduled to be put on the first manned flights.

Literally put their asses on the line.

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Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law gets six months for hacking sweary super-chef's computer

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Big Brother

But, but, but, GCHQ does this too... I'm confused.

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NASA brainboxes work on algorithms for 'safe' self-flying aircraft

NoneSuch
Terminator

It will work perfectly.

Until it doesn't.

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BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding

NoneSuch

You can't test everything all the time.

Stuff happens and often the unimagined causes grief.

Redundancies are only guaranteed when they come from HR.

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Italian F-35 facility rolls out its first STOVL stealth fighter

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Facepalm

Let's hope they don't change sides half way through a fight.

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Welsh Linux Mint terror nerd jailed for 8 years

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Coffee/keyboard

Who will bet the list of banned organizations will get shorter every year?

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O (n^2) Canada! Code bugs knacker buses, TV, broadband, phone lines

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Coffee/keyboard

They laid off their best and most experienced techs, who, of course, cost the most.

Bureaucracy at it's most short-sighted.

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Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it

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Coat

I'll bet some of them baaaaather to complain.

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We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

NoneSuch

Regardless

If you are not American, or living outside the USA, you ARE subject to continual and constant monitoring in every medium you care to use.

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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Coffee/keyboard

No job is worth jail time.

When I was laid off in a particular snotty fashion, I got a phone call a week later asking if I wouldn't mind coming in to brief the new IT guy. I declined.

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Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes

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Thumb Up

Meanwhile, my Linux machines cost me nothing.

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Info Commish marks own homework, says it didn't break law over Prince Charles request

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Joke

I approve this message.

No, I don't.

Yes, I do.

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Canada's privacy watchdog probes US border phone seizures

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Big Brother

Reset your phone

Reset your devices before handing them over and after getting them back.

Will clear out the clutter as well, as an added bonus.

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Scott McNealy: Your data is safer with marketers than governments

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FAIL

My data...

...works best when it's under my control. No marketers, no government and not held in some data center.

If I choose to give info over to a private business, that's between me and them, with no third party snoopers in the mix. That info should be restricted to travel anywhere else and be deleted after a fixed period of time.

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UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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Big Brother

Re: Yes, good idea

"However, some have commented that the reminder reflects an increasingly draconian and closed social media policy - following the more open attitude encouraged by the likes of the Government Digital Service."

And it won't be long until this 'policy' spreads to regular citizens. Any government that seeks to control speech is not a democracy.

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

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Coffee/keyboard

It won't stop them.

It will slow them down, but not stop them.

They don't follow the law, they make the law. With baby hands in the White House, it will be easy to get laws into power to change this.

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Spy satellite scientist sent down for a year for stowing secrets at home

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WTF?

A year plus a day sentence

Isn't making an example. That's a remarkably light sentence considering the usual reaction.

We don't know the entire story obviously.

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AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU

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Alert

Re: About effing time

This is good for servers, but I still want my 16-core / 32-thread RyZen for my home machine. Or at the very least, a dual RyZen CPU mobo.

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Spies do spying, part 97: Shock horror as CIA turn phones, TVs, computers into surveillance bugs

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FAIL

Re: I Wonder...

Next will come pass keys so the cops can walk through your house whenever they want "just to make sure everything is OK."

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee refuses to be King Canute, approves DRM as Web standard

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FAIL

Any Restriction Placed on the Internet

Is censorship that WILL be abused.

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Slack quick to whack account hijack crack

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Thumb Up

An extra months pay would motivate some and save the company many times that.

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Confirmed: Facebook shifts away from AI… and like a miracle, the bots start working

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FAIL

The way I see it...

If you can't be bothered to have a human being talk to me, then I'll look elsewhere.

If I wanted to talk to a robot, I'd look up my ex-wife.

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In a loving tribute to its fiery washing machines and Note 7... Samsung management explodes

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Facepalm

As always, the barn door is swinging closed behind the escaping horse.

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