* Posts by KLane

34 posts • joined 16 Sep 2010

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans


Censorship vs millions of teenagers...


Merry Christmas, you filthy directors: ICO granted powers to fine bosses for spam calls


Re: Could I get charged with assult ...

That means they would have to come forward and be identified. Maybe it wouldn't help you directly, but others called from the same number, and/or about the same scam, would then know.

Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works


Re: Not Surprised

...and how many people realize there is a physical backup/valet key hidden inside in most of the keyfobs out there?

Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics



I'm quite sure some women were sending pictures of their husbands (dicks) that ordered these!

Cisco sneaks hardcoded secret root backdoor into vid surveillance kit

Big Brother


OK, they found out about that one. Are we still good on the others?

Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook



She worked there for nine months, and then decided it was too much? Seems like a decision that you would make very shortly after starting. No one was making her do this job.....

Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case


Re: 'It's not clear whether he also has a FB account or whether he's a non-account'

If this stored data can't be queried efficiently, then what does Facebook use or archive it for? I suspect if a TLA asked for it, there would be no difficulty coming up with it.

Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres


It's federal law in the US

29 CFR 1917.156 - Fuel handling and storage

(a)Liquid fuel.


(8) Liquid fuel dispensing devices shall be provided with an easily accessible and clearly identified shut-off device, such as a switch or circuit breaker, to shut off the power in an emergency.

Oracle, for one, says we'll welcome our new robot overlords: '90%' of you will obey an AI bot


Are you sure you wanted to be 'Ruled' by AI?

It was only a matter of time before the machines started fighting back. And let's be honest, we all knew the software engineers would be the first to fall.

And so it was that Ibrahim Diallo, in California, USA, found himself fired from his job, had his network access and his entry card killed, and was unable to get himself reinstated despite his own manager, and even his manager's boss, assuring him that he was still employed.


BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'


Should have been punctuated properly:

Certified Woman-Owned for 17 Yrs - IOW, certified as owned by a woman for 17 years.


Or this could happen!

From a US movie, but accurate!


Ex-US pres Bill Clinton has written a cyber-attack pulp thriller. With James Patterson. Really


Amazon Deals

This book came up as my daily Amazon Truck deal today.

HP Ink to compensate punters for bricking third-party ink cartridges


I have had good experience with Xerox WorkCentre 6027. Quality and toner life are both decent, even on photos. There are several third-party toner providers, and the printer only notifies you of a non-genuine toner when you power off and back on. Also, it's a very simple toner change; open the side door, pull the cartridge out, put the new one in.

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


Re: If somebody does not understand...

The story was "Mimsy were the Borogroves" by Lewis Padgett.

From Wikipedia:

Mimsy Were the Borogoves" is a science fiction short story by Lewis Padgett originally published in the February 1943 issue of Astounding Science Fiction Magazine.

US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do



How could you forget 'Highway To Hell'???

GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur


Google has also given them the boot!

Google has canceled the domain registration for The Daily Stormer, a company spokesperson confirmed Monday.


Google didn't want its services used to incite violence, a source close to Google told Business Insider. Daily Stormer registered its domain with Google at 7:51 a.m. Pacific. Google canceled the registration at 11:02 a.m. Pacific, the source said.


Samsung stalls Bixby launch because it am English not so good


How about: (From a mini-keyboard instruction sheet)

"After the flying squirrel and a TV remote control have been infrared transmitter aligned...."

"The cursor can move swimmingly means the pairing has succeeded."

"Loosen the finger then light go out"

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug


Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")

I just set up a cheap WiFi router with no WAN connection, and connect anything that doesn't need outside world access to that. They can talk to each other all they want.

Science contest to get girls interested in STEM awards first prize to ... a boy


They actually meant to say....

"EDF has responded by saying that the competition was originally meant to encourage girls into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) but that it was opened up to both sexes in the name of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS."

Fixed that for ya......

How to help a user who can't find the Start button or the keyboard?


Re: Of mice and men

Sorry, Peter. It is actually Mr. Jinks, from Pixie and Dixie. Nice pun, though.

Sneaky skimmer scam stings several Safeway supermarkets


Likely quite easy to infect them...

At some of the grocery store checkouts I've used, the backs of the PC used for the POS terminal is quite often accessible/visible, and it would be very easy to plug a cheap USB flash in the back. If the autoplay is still enabled (assuming windows), quite likely it's game over!

Google takedown requests mushroom as copyright holders play whack-a-mole


Try: https://www.chillingeffects.org

AWS outage knocks Amazon, Netflix, Tinder and IMDb in MEGA data collapse

IT Angle

Re: Eggs

Should be: Eggs, meet basket. Basket, 'what eggs?'

Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'



They are NOT removing the DRM, they are making a new 'My K-Cup', and making the licensing more available. The 'unlicensed' pods you already have will still not work, as no change will be made to the machine itself.

Apple Pay a haven for 'rampant' credit card fraud, say experts


Merchant liability

In the US, at some major chain retailers (Fry's Food, Ross Stores, Home Depot, to name a few) and other minor chains, it is sufficient to swipe the card thru the reader as a credit transaction, and if the amount is under 50 dollars, no further check is done, not even requiring a signature on the reader screen, or the cashier to even look at the card. This is security?

The Pirate Bay changes domain again … TWICE!


Damn the torpedoes,...

Full steam ahead! (To the next hosting country).

Hackers crack Texan bank, Experian credit records come flooding out


At the very least...

Shouldn't they at least control their access by limiting an account to coming from a specific IP address or range? Or require the one-time pad as mentioned before?

Google 'chooses' not to censor Mosley content, MP says


Can anyone say....


Valve pushes Portal freebie


Semantics check, please!

Does 'where until 20 September, it is completly free' mean the game can be downloaded for free and played this weekend only, or does it mean it can only be downloaded during this weekend and playable indefinitely?

Locking antlers with a network Nazi

Thumb Up

Removing SEP

Been there, done that!

I have successfully used AppRemover (http://www.appremover.com) to get rid of Symantec Endpoint Protection when I need to decommission a PC (remove corp software) but don't want to wipe it. Hope that helps in the future!

Apple tightens screws on hardware hackers

Big Brother

UV Paint?

I suspect that Apple is also spraying these with a UV reactive paint as well, knowing their 'paranoia' over warranties. This is one of the oldest techniques (IBM, since 1980 at least) for determining if a product was opened.

BOFH: Pepper-packing bot plot


Life imitating BOFH?

From the Register itself!

Robot goes berserk in Balkan lab: 6 boffins given dead arms

Vending-machine repair unit's violent rampage


Youth jailed for not handing over encryption password

Big Brother


It probably wouldn't. How would you prove the key was on the stick, and not in your head instead, or as well? Good luck proving that particular negative. I wonder, have the previous convictions tried to use the 'I don't remember' defense?

Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP


Antitrust & IE

Are there any connections to the years-ago issues they had with anti-trust compliants, when Microsoft claimed IE could not be uninstalled, due to it being part of the O/S? Seems the IE has now been made dependent on the O/S???? Just wondering......

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