* Posts by MrDamage

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Google to add extra Gmail security … by building a walled garden

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Whatever Google is smoking, I'll take a kilo

What could go wrong? After years of telling our users not to click on random links in emails, Google is now trying to convince us it's a good thing?

And even if they recipient does use Gmail, how do they plan to stop people from using snipping tool, or the printscreen key, or even a convoluted setup of a screen-reader having its output sent to a speech to text function?

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They're back! 'Feds only' encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

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Re: Congress first....All US Government offices second....

Also make those who propose, and back, such mandatory backdooring policies should be the ones held financially liable for anything that goes wrong with their "magical access".

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Modern life is rubbish – so why not take a trip down memory lane with Windows File Manager?

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Loved XTG.

So many of my mates x86 computers stopped saying "Bad command or filename" , and started saying "Learn to spell, dickhead"

Normally just after I remmed out everything in autoexec and config.sys, and used XTG to give everything else +RSH attributes.

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What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA

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Re: Potential

If the pair of you read the paragraph in relation to the rest of the articles it makes sense.

If you insist on reading the paragraph as a standalone block of text, then reading comprehension failure can be expected.

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Parents blame brats' slipping school grades on crap internet speeds

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Re: Wiki

> "Seems to run on 56k fine when I was a kid."

56k? Luxury!

When I were a lad, we had to send our bits at 300 baud, uphill both ways, while hoping the dogs wagging tail didn't bash into the telephone stand and knock the phone off the hook.

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Fun fact of the day: Voice recognition tech is naturally sexist

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Re: Bullshit and bollocks

> "But to be fair most men can't understand a thing women say either"

The other day, the missus said "You haven't been listening to a single word I said, have you?"

I thought that it was an odd way to start a conversation.

*badoom-tish*

I'll be here all week. Tip the steak, try the waitress.

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It's March 2018, and your Windows PC can be pwned by a web article (well, none of OURS)

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Pretty sure it's a coincidence, just as how it's utterly coincidental that in the rush to get the fixes out before P2O, they've just created another 90 vulnerabilities on the "patched" systems.

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Mayors of America demand net neutrality protections… again

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Re: Net Neutrality - All Worked Up Over A NothingBurger

Refer to my post from 3 months ago for more information, you ignorant twatdangle.

It can be found here.

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Stunning infosec tips from Uncle Sam, furries exposed, Chase bank web leak, and more

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Re: belling the bat

Bounder: So, you're interested in one of our adventure holidays, are you?

Tourist: Yes I'm sorry I can't say the letter 'B'

Bounder: C?

Tourist: Yes that's right. It's all due to a trauma I suffered when I was a sboolboy. I was attacked by a bat.

Bounder: A cat?

Tourist: No a bat.

Bounder: Can you say the letter 'K'?

Tourist: Oh yes, Khaki, kind, kettle, Kipling, kipper, Kuwait, Keble Bollege Oxford.

Bounder: Why don't you say the letter 'K' instead of the letter 'C'?

Tourist: What you mean.....spell bolour with a K?

Bounder: Yes.

Tourist: Kolour. Oh thank you, I never thought of that. What a silly bunt.

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RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

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Re: tips & corrections

> "Surety Swype not Skype..."

Beware Muphry's law when commenting on typos.

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Who wanted a future in which AI can copy your voice and say things you never uttered? Who?!

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Re: Not a single lawful one?!

Better still;

Max Headroom

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Amateur astronomer strikes it lucky with first glimpse of a Supernova

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Re: Correct vocabulary please

71.4286 linguini, or

1.0847 double decker buses, or

0.455 brontosaurus

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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Re: So-

> "But then again, we all know, all this "ads are a security risk" is just a stupid excuse, made up by weak minded sociopaths, in an attempt to justify robbing honest working bloggers/journalists/publishers or their well-deserved income, so they (ie. the blockers) can deluded themselves in being control of and over something in their pitiful lives, otherwise hopelessly controlled by people a lot smarter than them."

You're either naive, stupid, or just plain belligerent to try that argument, on this site, when it has run stories, time and again, detailing how ad-slinger services have been compromised to shove malware down the throats of unsuspecting Web surfers.

The comment forums on the stories have offered up numerous ways in which these problems can be fixed, but instead people like you insist that the model is perfect, despite evidence to the contrary. You make me Trump seem like a reasonable, rational person in comparison.

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Re: So-

> "so it always amazes me that so many people thoughtlessly begrudge them the few pennies they are able to earn from a visit."

It always amazes me that marketing shills such as yourself refuse to accept the fact that advertising formats currently available are a huge security risk to a person's computer, privacy, and identity. You will harp on and on about the costs to the publisher, without acknowledging the costs to the consumer should they allow the snooping adverts, or worse, assorted Trojans and virii on their systems, because advertisers refuse to sanitise the products they wish to shove down our throats.

Host it yourself, advertise in the way of images and not in scripts, and stop with popups, pop-unders, autoplay audio/video, and the every annoying floating ads, and then we'll consider switching off ad blockers.

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The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

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Re: Oh, come on

> "What happened to common sense in courts...?"

Lawyers happened. Instead of arguing over what the framework of the law contains, they'd rather argue over what colour the framework is.

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Hands up who HASN'T sued Intel over Spectre, Meltdown chip flaws

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> "Remember when you opened your retail CPU box, there was paperwork? You had to read it. By not returning your CPU, you accepted the EULA."

So Intel think they can get away with imposing extra terms and conditions on the consumer after the point of sale? That might be the case in the land of the "free" , but in civilised countries, those terms and conditions must, by law, be made apparent to the consumer PRIOR to the point of sale. Failure to do so renders the EULA null and void.

So Intel owe me, and hordes of others, replacement CPUs, and all the associated parts to run it.

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BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

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The name Stephen has been bandied around in a few previous episodes, but as far as I can recall, this has been the first hint of his surname starting with P.

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Roses are red, Kaspersky is blue: 'That ban's unconstitutional!' Boo hoo hoo

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Re: Good Luck

> ""The government will trot out the usual "National Security" line"

counting on it.

consider this: a foreign company sues your government over NOT buying its product

that pretty much sums it up."

Given that one of the aspects of the TPP that US businesses were pushing for was the ability to sue governments for instituting laws which unduly affected their profit margin, then I say more power to Kapersky for using the same tactic the US was pushing for, against the US.

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Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1

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Re: Marketing vs reality again

Corporate versions will slurp your data, unless you specifically opt out of it.

Where I used to work, it took 3 months of harrowing the folks in charge of creating the SCCM images to make even the most basic of changes to avoid the slurping, and even then, it was just telemetry and feedback.

The sharing of everything with all the apps, and Cortana's stalking, was still enabled, and I wasn't allowed access to create GPs to do the job properly.

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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

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Re: Is it Legit?

> "Anon because, well yeah can't let Apple know I have it!"

I'm not going anon, and I'm going to say I have it.

Let Apple spend money on lawyers working out if I'm trolling them or not.

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Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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Not so much as that, rather the front door buster has a well penetrated back door.

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Astroboffins spot sneaky signs that the Milky Way devoured smaller galaxies

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Re: Massive dwarf?

Ask Captain Carrot. But ask politely, he has a right hook that even trolls are scared of.

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Hawaii governor: I wanted to tell everyone nuke alert was fake – I just forgot my password

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Re: Scary Stuff

> "with megadeath appear in the middle of Kansas to bludgeon some sense into it."

I'm sure Dave Mustaine would be more than happy to bludgeon some sense into the Cheeto-in-Chief and his Oompa Loompa supporters.

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Pope wants journalism like the Catholic church wants child sex abuse probes: Slow, aimless...

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FTFY

> "Sane, rational people reference the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition and Salem With Trials as examples for the harm caused by playing it fast and loose with reality."

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No hack needed: Anonymisation beaten with a dash of SQL

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Re: It's one thing to make a law...

> "are our politicians this stupid?"

The simple answer is yes.

The more troubling answer is "yes, and they think they know what's best for us."

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FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match

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Re: Black arm bands for everyone

OK Johnny boy, lets show you what will happen with the end of net neutrality, because the scum sucking corporate overlords have done it before. Its all public record, and available for you to research for yourself.

2005: Madison River Communications blocked VOIP services as they were competing with traditional voice services.

2005: Comcast blocked p2p services.

2007-2009: AT&T blocked Skype and other VOIP services because again, it was competing with their own voice services.

2011: MetroPCS tried to block all video streaming except for Youtube, and then tried to sue the FCC when they were told to stop.

2011-2013: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon blocked access t oGoogle Wallet as it competed with their own products.

2012: Verizon was demanding Google block tethering apps on Android, as it would allow people to avoid using Verizon's $20 tethering app.

2012: AT&T tried to block Facetime unless customers paid more for their plan to "allow" Facetime.

2013: Verizon stated that it was only the Net Neutrality rules that was preventing it from offering teired services.

So go ahead Little John, be a cheeto cheerleader and welcome your corporate overloards to charge you extra for varying services that, until now, were protected and treated as equal goods.

Perhaps a car analogy would help you wrap your mind around it.

Government does deal with a road building company, and a car manufacturer. From this day on, only Ford are allowed to do the maximum speed limit of 65mph, with all other manufacturers relegated to only 35mph, unless the car owner pays extra to be "allowed" to travel at 65mph.

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The case of the disappearing insect. Boffin tells Reg: We don't know why... but we must act

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Re: Pedantry

> ""mammals such as birds" Tits?"

Or a brown throated warbler.

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Qualcomm takes 5G to spooky millimetre land

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Re: Finally a chance again for crossed lines?

> ”Does this mean we might finally get the full 'landline' experience using mobiles?

HELLO, HELLO.....CAN YOUR HEAR ME??!!"

I used to use Vodafone on Australia, and that was exactly the experience we got. They then had the gall to claim that the phone I owned was "incompatible with their network".

Funny, considering I bought it from them as part of the plan.

Never again will Vodafail grace my devices.

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Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas

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Try ProtonMail

Based in Switzerland.

Don't get much mail storage for a free account compared to the "You are the Product"..ahem..free email systems, but for a few bob per day you can get some serious storage, with ProtonVPN thrown in for the top level account.

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Review pins blame for Medicare ID breach on you. All of you

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"Australia Card" by default

The govt demanded it, and now they're seeking to blame the tax payer for their incompetence.

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Smut-watchers suckered by evil advertising

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And they complain if you visit their site with an ad-blocker enabled

Well, so I've heard *shifty eyes*

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Bad news! Astroboffins find the stuff of life in space for the first time

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Sir PTerry's "The Globe"

Rules 5 & 6

Life turns up everywhere it can.

Life turns up everywhere it can't.

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White House staffers jabbed with probe over private email use

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Re: Am I paranoid?

> "He's getting a whole lot done while you and yours distract each other laughing about how stupid he is.

Who's the imbecile again?"

The imbecile would be the ones swallowing his 140 character brainfarts as gospel.

You, in other words.

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Boeing slams $2m on the desk, bellows: Now where's my jetpack?

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Cat + buttered toast

Personal levitation and gyroscopic device all in one.

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Researchers promise demo of 'God-mode' pwnage of Intel mobos

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Cue the DMCA gag order/lawsuit

In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

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US Homeland Security Dept to collect immigrants' social media handles and more

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Papers Please!

Welcome to the DPRUSA.

It's almost like they don't want anyone to visit, live or work there.

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Driverless cars will make more traffic, say transport boffins

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Re: Maybe...

Us aussies have all had a wee chunder in the back of a taxi, so that's why we're loathe to share out our AV, we know someone will end up splashing the insides with a technicolour yawn.

We're a crass lot, so there would also be the boogers wiped in the carpet or under the door handle, splooge in places you wouldn't think possible, and somehow, someone would leave a perfectly formed steamer in the ashtray.

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Hurricane Irma imperils first ever SpaceX shuttle launch: US military's secret squirrel X-37B

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Re: Just Category 5?

Category 6 will be implemented by Trump, when he starts bragging how he has overseen the yuuugest storms, the bestest storms, the powerfulest storms.

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: Just sub armless fun

You're confusing Kim with Bob.

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Drive-thru drive-by at McDs after ice cream no-show, say cops

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Re: Sundae Morning Coming Down?

> "This stuff is some chemical concoction that's never been near a cow."

We talking about their "ice-cream", or "beef"?

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If Anonymous 'pwnd' the Daily Stormer, they did a spectacularly awful job

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Incorrect

> "I upvoted you because things like the daily stormer have no place in society."

They do have a place in society. That place is on a bridge, facing down a 1974 ex-police Dodge Monaco piloted by Jake and Elwood Blues.

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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The Irony

Of idiots who claim supremacy, marching under the flags of people who never won a war.

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Kaspersky axes antitrust complaints against Microsoft after Windows giant vows to play nice

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Re: Allow Russia??

I would rather trust a Russian company whose business plan is to find and close exploits, when compared to an American company whose business plan is to release exploitable products due to shitful coding, and placing greater import on bells and whistles instead of security and stability.

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Apple, Google pull options trading apps after Australian regulator shows scams

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I initially read it as "earn 90% less in an hour".

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Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

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FTFY

> "Sysadmins who have only just upgraded from Windows 7, there's a brown paper bag on your doorstep that's just been set alight."

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iRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: Sharing maps of your homes

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Glad I bought a "dumb" competitors' model.

See title.

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

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Re: "paying out the nose"

> "Actually, we say "paying out the ass". But since you Brits can't even say ass properly, I don't blame the author for mixing the metaphor."

Brits, and Aussies for that matter, know how to says ass. It's just we know the difference between a donkey and a sphincter.

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Don't panic, but your Bitcoins may just vanish into the ether next month

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Re: An alternative

> "... or you could use a triangular rubber coin approximately six thousand miles along each side."

But who wants to fuck about with piddling small change?

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Re: I your DOLLAR$

> "IF I GET MOAR DUNvotes I MIGHT stop POSTING"

Please do. By the looks of your posts, you are nought but a lame and pale imitation of AManFromMars.

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UK spookhaus GCHQ can crack end-to-end encryption, claims Australian A-G

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Re: so gravity will be easy-peasy

> "How else does Australia cling on to the bottom of the globe ?"

Our government sucks, hard.

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