* Posts by Woza

126 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011

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Australian senator Pauline Hanson wants devilish scam calls to flash '666'

Woza
Meh

So many idiots

So few villages.

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Top of the radio charts: Jodrell Bank goes for UNESCO World Heritage status

Woza
Joke

Re: Quasers?

Quaser or Quasar? As long as they're not Quagaars...

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How much for that Belkin cable? Margin of 1,992%?

Woza
Coat

Re: Best practice is 3% margin?

Maybe they were checking to see if you were part of the inner circle - the Society of Hardcore IT Honchos, Extra-Achievers Division ?

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull hints at surveillance expansion

Woza
Black Helicopters

Re: Facial recognition

I sense a new market in Malcolm Turnbull masks.

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Australia commits to establish space agency with no budget, plan, name, deadline …

Woza
Joke

Yes, a spaceport should be near the equator, but a spacepork is best situated near a dense mass of potential votes.

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Say Hello to my little friend: Nest blasts IoT world with doorbell, home security gear

Woza

Umm...

"detectors for both motion and movement built in"

Did I miss something? Aren't movement and motion the same thing?

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Inept bloke who tried to sell military sat secrets to Russia gets 5 years

Woza
Angel

"while in jail he had had a religious epiphany."

Paging Charles Prentiss, Charles Prentiss to the courtesy phone.

Icon: Religious epiphany in progress.

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Yet more British military drones crash, this time into the Irish Sea

Woza

I've tried flying sideways, and flying to the front,

But people just look at me,

And say "it's a publicity stunt!"

Upvoted for Spike Milligan

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Secure microkernel in a KVM switch offers spy-grade app virtualization

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Alert

Re: What I don't understand is why that needs an OS kernel?

It's also important to realise that SeL4 is a *micro*kernel. When I looked into it a couple of months ago, it (i.e: the core, subject to the security proof) seemed to be little more than a scheduler and IPC mechanism. Things like file systems, drivers, etc would need to be implemented on top of SeL4. In other words, when saying "why does it need an OS kernel", bear in mind that we're not talking Linux levels of complexity / functionality here.

Caution Icon: I didn't spend very long investigating, and don't claim to be an expert.

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Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)

Woza
Pint

Re: Kickstarter's about 99.995% bad

I also have backed exactly one project - LOHAN. I got what I paid for (a mug), but not what I hoped for (launch).

(Icon: Beer for the (grounded) plucky playmonaut.)

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

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Joke

Wait for it...

"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only laws that applies in Australia is the law of Australia"

Let pi = 3...

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Shock: NASA denies secret child sex slave cannibal colony on Mars

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Joke

Re: School boy mistake

They laughed at Galileo, they laughed at Einstein, they laughed at Darwin... but they also laughed at Bozo the clown.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

Woza

Re: Have they tried...

" It never occurred to them that they hadn't ever actually supported the delivery of their pictures?"

Unfortunately many people don't understand how electronic devices like computers and phones work, even before you throw the internet into the mix. They seem to view them as magic boxes. And why shouldn't the magic within those boxes be free - after all, it's magic, right? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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Joke

Re: Air gap with Windows gateways, you say (imply)

When you do upgrade, make sure you use a pointless albatross - less wear and tear on its feet.

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

Woza

Re: 29" barrel

Damn! Trapped by a brilliant stratagem, and a common-or-garden forty-four thousand ton battleship.

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I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

Woza

My soundtrack

Quiet office, nothing to block out: selection from Sarah Brightman, Haley Westenra, various classical pieces

Noisy office: selection from Guns n Roses, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Birds of Tokyo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miracle of Sound

I always play the same sequence, so my brain knows what the voices are going to say and so is free to ignore them while I immerse myself in the code - often when I surface I don't recall actually hearing the songs. Contrast to actual conversations which are in principle unpredictable and force my brain to spend attention on parsing them before it can ignore them.

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Australian oppn. leader wants to do something about Bitcoin, because terrorism and crypto

Woza
Facepalm

Yes Minister said it

Hacker: Why do you experts always think you’re right?

McFarlane: And why do you think the more inexpert you are, the more likely you are to be right?

Hacker: Ministers are NOT experts. They are chosen expressly because they know nothing.

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Lockheed, USAF hold breath as F-35 pilots report hypoxia

Woza
Coat

Hmm

Luke AFB to Lockheed: How are our pilots supposed to function without oxygen?

Lockheed: Use the force, Luke!

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Network Time Protocol updated to spook-harden user comms

Woza
Coat

It's about

time!

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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

Woza

How about

Farnarkling? Or Dave Sorensen?

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Foxtel emits new sueballs, this time targeting TV streamers

Woza
Pirate

Just came to say

Superb image, well chosen.

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Apache OpenOffice: Not dead yet, you'll just have to wait until mid-May for mystery security fixes

Woza
Headmaster

Impressive doubletalk

"There is nothing ...secretive about this," Jagielski said. "Some items we are required to keep private..."

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Ombudsman slams Centrelink debt recovery system

Woza
FAIL

Re: Crazy talk in this day and age

Perhaps they got a job implementing a debt recovery system...

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

Woza
Angel

Re: Jammed...

What about the Phantom Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-On-Sea?

(Icon: batter pudding just after impact)

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Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

Woza

Re: Wouldn't it be cheaper...

Sensible policies for a happier Britain!

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Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

Woza
Joke

Smokie Hardware

I don't know why she's crashing, or when she's gonna load,

I guess she's got her reasons, but I just don't wanna know

'Cause for 24 months I've been living next door to ALIS.

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Tech titans tentatively trot toward Trump Tower to talk turkey today

Woza
Pint

Fantastic subheading! Deserves a beer.

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Hm, is that a minefield? Let me just throw my magic bomb-sniffing spinach over there

Woza
Joke

Unfortunately, my dog has no wafer.

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IBM throws ISP under a bus for Australia's #Censusfail

Woza
Mushroom

All aboard

for the circular firing squad.

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My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

Woza

If there was a firmware update so the Nest would say that, in Holly's voice, I'd consider buying one.

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Government rushes 000 tender out, two years ahead of schedule

Woza

Too soon - outsourcing only happens after the local mob have taken their cut.

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Behold the fruit of your techie utopia: A $43 San Francisco fog-infused martini

Woza
WTF?

Obscurely disappointed

I read the headline as "frog-infused martini"

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What says Internet of Things better than a Bluetooth-controlled smart candle?

Woza
Go

Came for the subheading

Stayed for the snark - not disappointed.

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Rise of the Machines at Sea: The British firm building robot boats

Woza

Re: Round and round the Isle of Wight?

You have a woman's robot's legs, my lord!

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How much does your kid hate exams? This lad hacked his government to skip them

Woza

Or perhaps working via /dev/rroger ?

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IT analyst: Oz census data processed as plain text

Woza

Not conclusive

Perhaps I missed it in the article, but I don't see how data not being decrypted in the browser implies that the data is stored as plaintext. The same observations could be made if data at rest *is* encrypted, but is decrypted server-side before being sent over TLS.

It's certainly possible that IBM / ABS / whoever *is* storing data unencrypted, but this isn't sufficient evidence to prove that claim.

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Did the Russians really hack the DNC or is this another Sony Pictures moment? You decide

Woza
Joke

Re: Tu use Hillary's own words...

He's not making a point, he's pointing a finger...

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McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

Woza
Black Helicopters

Re: Off script?

"Right, so what if McPuck, or someone else, succeeds in passing a new law? Bottom would then be sulking, but wouldn't be entitled to complain about it."

However, if Bottom *did* attend and a new law was passed, then he's still not entitled to complain - he'd have given his input and been consulted, right?

Heads you win, tails I lose. I don't blame him for staying out of it.

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

Woza

It sounds harmless but the trick is knowing when to stop - I've seen nested messes of

#if 0

#if 1

#if 1

#if 0

....

that have to be seen to be believed. It makes grep happy too!

Icon: The goggles, they do nothing!

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Gone

Woza

Well, it's true to life

Their example inputs do not match their written specifications...

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Woza
Mushroom

This gaming rig

Is it pre-installed with Windows 10?

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Gravitational waves: A new type of astronomy

Woza
Black Helicopters

So how long until

We can detect a passing GSV?

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YouTube sharecroppers start world’s most useless trade union

Woza
Joke

Re: But ...

Well, they're only a mute button away from being the Guild of Mime Artists...

Where's the scorpion pit when you need it?

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It's not us, it's you: Boffins ditch supercomputers in lust for new materials

Woza

Re: It's neither...

Gently does it...

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NIST readies 'post-quantum' crypto competition

Woza
Go

Re: Even easier.

How about carrier pigeons? There's a n app RFC for that.

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Daft draft anti-car-hack law could put innocent drivers away for life

Woza
FAIL

We're going to need a bigger corner soon...

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Clucking hell! Farcical free-range egg standard pecked apart by app

Woza

As Robin Williams said

Politicians should be like NASCAR drivers - they should have logos from all their sponsors on the back of their jackets. Then you'd know why they vote the way they do!

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Plane food sees pilot grounded by explosive undercarriage

Woza
Coat

Re: These laser strikes...

Well, it is stimulated emission...

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