* Posts by beep54

378 posts • joined 19 Dec 2010

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Australia on the cusp of showing the world how to break encryption

beep54
Angel

Ijtihad

The world, well the Western world at least, seems to be in the throws of a severe backlash to 'progress' which is increasingly viewed as abhorrent. Independent reasoning need not apply as we have enough knowledge, thank you very much. This 'closing of the Gates of Itjihad' worked out SO well for Islam (/s). Alvin Toffler seems more and more prescient with his concept of 'Future Shock'. Ah well, the future is, indeed, not evenly distributed.

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Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested

beep54
Meh

Security?

I'm not all that sure it has progressed all that much since then.

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

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Meh

Re: Terrible writer

I've read one book by Patterson and that was enough. Also, just because someone is popular it does NOT mean they are any good. Dan Brown is extremely popular, bit dear lord he's awful. I've only gotten through 5 pages of him.

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Smart bulbs turn dumb: Lights out for Philips as Hue API goes dark

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Amusing, but I don't think I could annoy my cats in that way. They'd just leave if it bothered them.

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Wanna break Microsoft's Edge browser? Google's explained how

beep54

Name

I kept reading the name Fratric as Frantic. It seemed reasonable.

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Donald Trump whines and dines Oracle co-CEO Catz – reports

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Joke

Re: Don't know they're bourne

"If the ' leader of the free world' can't be arsed to spell correctly, what else can't he be arsed to do?"

Now just hold it right there, bub! As an American, I think I can say that Angela Merkel probably can spell just fine!!

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Facepalm

Re: Of all places

"Anything else (laws, etc.) is just feel-good fluff." Do, please, tell us why then this is a major problem in America and in no other developed country. Is America the only country on the entire planet to have these 'root causes'?

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Facebook exec extracts foot from mouth: We didn't really mean growth matters more than human life

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Unhappy

Re: The Church-of-Facebook - Is this a Cult or what?

We knew what Zuck thought of his marks from day one. I believe 'stupid fucks' or the equivalent was expressed. Why is anyone even surprised?

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That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!

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Devil

It is interesting that MZ seems to have stepped up his sale of FB shares recently. Wonder why?

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Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

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Re: That will be an improvement

Turns out that you can actually get rid of IE using Programs and Features in Windows 10. Not Edge, of course, but this might help with your problem.

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli to miss 2024 Paris Olympics

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Unhappy

Apparant moral here

is that you can screw over sick people all you want but NEVER rich people.

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Audit finds Department of Homeland Security's security is insecure

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Meh

Boy, am I surprised

said no one.

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With IoT you too can turn your home into a giant flashing 'HORSE BIRTH NOW' klaxon

beep54
Meh

Re: Surely it can be adapted...

Just wait for the hack that can set this thing off in ANY 'smart' home. That oughta be fun. [not]

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Happy

Re: What a mare

Well, jeeze! You were strongly warned.

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Alibaba fires up a cloudy quantum computer

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Trollface

Hum.

"Microsoft hopes to play a part with its quantum API and Q# language." Perhaps they can get THIS one right. Well, one can only hope.

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Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

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Re: Everyone is running away from...

Ya know, that really would explain a few things.

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beep54

Oblivion.

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Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

beep54

Hows about fining him a million dollars a second. The man is scum.

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We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?

beep54

I have no sympathy whatsoever for this gang of criminals. The quicker they are brought to justice, the better for us all.

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*Wakes up in Chrome's post-adblockalyptic landscape* Wow, hardly anything's changed!

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"i don't expect i'll be uninstalling ublock origin in honour of this... "

The Internet would be a toxic stew without ublock origin. Or so I assume and I am not about to attempt to find out otherwise.

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You dopes! US state's pot dealer database pwned after security goes up in smoke

beep54

Re: That pic...

That was my first thought too!

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Unhappy

Re: evil feds

This reminds me of a story told me by a Hungarian who successfully escape during the failed revolution. His father was 'disappeared' for some years because he had slaughtered the family pig for food. The authorities took exception to that as, obviously, it was the state's pig and not the family's.

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

beep54
Terminator

This is why Republicans

here in the US have cut funding for quality control on so many things. Who need it? Plus, it fun!

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More stuff broken amid Microsoft's efforts to fix Meltdown/Spectre vulns

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Devil

Fix?

"Microsoft" and "fixes something" are two things that really do not belong in the same sentence.

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Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you

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Facepalm

I am impressed with Facebook's argument: Yes, we are bad for you, but it is your fault.

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Happy

Re: Tweeter-totter

"Is introspection akin to Calculus or Topology?"

Topology, most certainly!

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Kentucky lawmaker pushes smut filter law (update: maybe not)

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Meh

Well of course he is a Republican. And the accusations are not surprising either.

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Florida Man… pockets Uber cash to keep quiet about data breach

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Unhappy

With any luck, this will kill off Uber. But we haven't been having much luck lately, have we?

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Merger-hungry AT&T sued for price gouging by Texas ISP

beep54
Devil

Anything that can be done to shaft AT&T is a good thing.

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La La La, I can't hear you: FCC responds to net neut concerns

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Unhappy

Re: Dark Days ahead.

Actually, they don't even need this to throttle dissent since Pai is demonstrating that they can simply ignore it and do what they want. Which really sucks.

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beep54
Unhappy

Just more demonstraion

that this so-called Administration is completely out of control. At all points.

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Panic of Panama Papers-style revelations follows Bermuda law firm hack

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Joke

Re: we have reviewed our cyber security and data access arrangements

"You said, "Drupal is pretty secure"... are you kidding us?"

Perhaps RuPaul was meant instead

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German Firefox users to test recommendation engine 'a bit like thought-reading'

beep54

Re: Missing poll answer

@updraaft102 Will have to check out Waterfox again.. Loving Pale Moon. Firefox,, sadly, sucks now.

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Re: Missing poll answer

I've already buggered off to Pale Moon and am mostly very happy about it.

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Happy

"Microsoft's foray into [anything] was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco. FTFY

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Nothing matters any more... Now hapless Equifax bags $7.5m IT contract with US taxmen

beep54
Flame

It's the new normal

here in Trumpland

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Ah, good ol' Windows update cycles... Wait, before anything else, check your hardware

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Flame

Re: "platform of built-in solutions to optimize your Windows 10 investment"

Uh, pardon my French, but Windows update is seriously fucking with my computer. It is renaming many of my folders and simply erasing a goodly number of my files. Enough, already....

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

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Re: Autoplay

"media.autoplay.enabled = 0

Problem solved."

Er, nope. Tried it and stuff will still autoplay. And anyways, Firefox is turning into a clone of Chrome. I really like Pale Moon, but there are some addons (such as for stopping autoplay) that don't work.

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Portland posts full report on Uber's dirty dealings with Greyball

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Unhappy

Desperately hoping that Uber collapses from it own hubris. The company should be taken to an unknown location and summarily shot.

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Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?

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Re: Memory Utilisation

@ I ain't Spartacus

I pretty much gave up on Firefox some time ago. However, it was by far my favorite browser. My solution has been Pale Moon. Certain add-ons don't work, but the major ones I want do. I've been very happy with Pale Moon.

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Devil

Re: And its only Windows 10?

"Shipping it incomplete in Windows 10 gave everyone a chance to use it, find it was inferior to whatever they'd been using before"

I thought that was MS's modus operandi.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

beep54
Devil

Hey! Calling him Pharma Bro is a slap in the face to all bros everywhere. The proper term is pharmadouche.

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Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

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Re: Hallelujah

I've already defected from Firefox, but to Pale Moon, not Chrome (which is used as a backup browser). I've also found that Ublock Origin seems to solve most all of these autoplay problems right off and also prevents me from destroying my machine due to ad overload. Since the BBC seems to have stopped autoplay in their main stories, I have zero problems with it now. Now if only I could get something to automatically stop autoplay in YouTube, it would be perfect, but this one is really not a problem as the off switch is easy to find when needed. Autoplay should be made illegal.

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A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion

beep54

Well, that was odd, and a bit interesting.

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That's random: OpenBSD adds more kernel security

beep54

Hum. Looks like I'll have to play with some BSD now.

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

beep54

I haven't heard all that much about FreeBSD in a while. How's it doing? Can I run it off a USB? I might have enough space for a virtual drive now, maybe I should give a go.

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Vigorous tiny vibrations help our universe swell, say particle boffins

beep54
Angel

Re: expanding from?

As best as I can understand, wherever you are, you are at the center of the Universe. Uh, anyone....?

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Just so we're all clear on this: Russia hacked the French elections, US Republicans and Dems

beep54

Re: There were 3 in the server and the little one said...roll over

Sorry, but you lose any shred of credibility by using the word 'sheeple'. Grow up.

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

beep54
Devil

Re: Maximum Overdrive

'Maximum Overdrive' may have been ahead of its time but, unfortunately, the film was still completely shit.

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Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

beep54

Happened in spectacular fashion to me.My computer died. Had to do a restore. Also a mouse was fried long with a new 2 TB drive.When I try to restore my account Google eventually tells me it does' not exist.

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