* Posts by NoneSuch

1509 posts • joined 25 May 2010

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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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“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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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

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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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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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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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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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"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

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

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

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It will work perfectly.

Until it doesn't.

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BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'

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Trips

I had three trips planned to the US this year. A trade show event in Chicago, a Las Vegas weekend stag and Boston convention. All cancelled.

They can make whatever rules they want. I can choose to not go there.

PS. We need a stiff middle finger icon.

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NZ High Court rules US can extradite Kim Dotcom after all

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I wonder when NZ officially becomes the next US state?

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Totally not-crazy billionaire Elon Musk: All of us – yes, even you – must become cyborgs

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Let's Hope...

That Tesla Cyborg brains don't catch fire as often as his cars.

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Your Facebook account is now more secure than your bank's (probably)

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And yet...

El Zuck keeps a piece of tape over his webcam.

Says it all really.

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I'm deadly serious about megatunnels, vows Elon Musk

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If he's trying to get to Mars that way, he'll be disappointed.

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

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As long as there are people out there willing to buy a guy, who is down on his luck, a train ticket the human race has hope.

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Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

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Re: O'Rrly?

Nope. Not with El Trumpo in office.

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Go dark with the flow: Lavabit lives again

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Re: ~Slow handclap~

He shuttered the business rather than risking a breach in your privacy. An ethical man challenging authoritarian decree. This is the sort of action that should drive business to his door.

Only the most selfish would fail to see that.

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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And so it begins.

The thin end of the wedge is inserted.

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General Electric plays down industrial control plant vulnerabilities

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*cough* stuxnet

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Trump's 'cyber tsar' Giuliani among creds leaked in mass hacks

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Re: Enquiring minds...

Americans practice security through legislation. They can't secure systems properly, so they prefer to give heavy jail terms for people caught like Laurie Love. Or threaten their critics with multiple felonies like Aaron Swartz.

They're bullies. Pure and simple.

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College fires IT admin, loses access to Google email, successfully sues IT admin for $250,000

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I've been in that situation.

Was laid off from my position with several others for cost-cutting reasons (execs had made some bad business decisions and it bit them in the butt costing a half dozen jobs) Before being walked to the door, I asked the guy replacing me to change all admin passwords and terminate my VPN. He was part-time and found a better gig within a month of me leaving. After he left (went overseas) and before they found a replacement, several servers went down (log files filled up the HD on the DC, they needed constant attention) and I had cops knocking on my door questioning me. I was being accused by execs at my former company (same ones who laid us off) for trashing the servers.

Luckily, I had the email chain showing I no longer had access and proof all passwords had been changed after I had left. They went away and two days later got a desperate call from my former boss asking me if I wanted to come back and help them recover. Already had a new job offer several hours away and said no. I heard it took them two weeks to get server access after engaging a consultant. It was another week until they had everything back up. The new passwords had never been documented, my replacement never responded to email and I heard from friends at the company that I was still being blamed for the incident by the execs.

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