* Posts by Merlinski

20 posts • joined 13 Jun 2011

Bloke hurls sueball over Google's 'is it off yet?' location data slurping

Merlinski
Devil

Don't be Evil

Because we know where you are ...

WPA2 KRACK attack smacks Wi-Fi security: Fundamental crypto crapto

Merlinski
Black Helicopters

MAC address filtering

So yes I use WPA2, but I also only allow certain MAC addressses onto the network.

Still vulnerable?

VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code

Merlinski

The US is a Police State. Liang's only hope is a Presidential Pardon for fighting Obama era Climate Change laws.

The natural political system for a corporatist state such as the US is fascism.

The US also leads the way in locking up its citizens, with nearly 1% of its males currently doing time, and 5% either in jail, on parole or having done time in the past. Europe manages to get by with only locking up 1 in 1,000.

And that's even before we get onto the travesty of the UK extradition treaties with the US. (Gee, thanks ZANULabour).

Do not do business with America. Do not go to America. Do not fight wars with Americans. Or you WILL get shafted.

IMHO, naturally.

BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

Merlinski
Black Helicopters

Re: Split brain

Ahhh - so you're saying that their system became self aware!

What we learnt from Microsoft was that within minutes of "going live" a system quickly learns basic Anglo Saxon and responds to all requests with outrage and tells management to f#ck off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35890188

It's going to take them a while to undo that split brain thingee.

NHS reply-all meltdown swamped system with half a billion emails

Merlinski
Black Helicopters

Obviously not Accenture's fault ...

I've been reading the Gruaniad and they make it totally clear that this wasn't Accenture's fault at all but the result of those wicked Tories and their completely unjustified funding cuts. You just can't expect the NHS to cope when its funding has been cut from £116 billion in 2015 to just £119 billion in 2017.

=)

Corrupt NHS official jailed for £80k bribe over tech contract

Merlinski
Meh

The Bezel

This is probably just the tip of the iceberg.

Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

Merlinski
Unhappy

Kitty litterer

Just more confirming evidence that the US is a police state.

Asteroid nearly gave Earth a new feature, two days after its discovery

Merlinski
Mushroom

IIRC from the Bruce Willis documentary, these little rocks precede the really big rock by a couple of days ...

Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

Merlinski

Stop auto updates and kill updates KB2952664, KB2976978 and KB3035583. Keep checking and keep killing.

Never let microsoft auto anything on your machine or you will just get nagged.

Use Skype if you want to report a crime, say cops

Merlinski
Unhappy

Unfortunately, Skype have probably just lost thousands of customers by threatening them with a 1400% price increase, so the police probably won't be able to afford it any more.

"Changes to your Skype Number subscription

Hello Mr Merlinski

We're writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the price of

your Skype Number subscription. The new price for your Skype Number: +33123456789xxx will be 19.14 GBP every 1 month.

This change will take effect on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 and the new price will apply when your Skype Number subscription automatically renews.

You can update, change or cancel your Skype Number subscription by signing into your Skype account and going to your Skype Number settings page.

Thank you

Skype"

Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

Merlinski
Boffin

Mamod? Mamod???

Pahhh.

I had one of these.

http://www.wilesco-uk.co.uk/wilesco-Models.asp?part_id=100270&desc=Wilesco+Steam+Traction+Engine+D405

Norks: We might be aggressive but we didn't hack Sony!

Merlinski
Trollface

Norks

In Australian, norks are something else.

Unless you mean North Koreans (& especially the lilfat'un) are a bunch of tits.

Then again, norks with the skills to hack Sony sounds like an XKCD nightmare.

Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

Merlinski

I've seen that kind of keyboard before ....

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/1325152/Pirate/

The only way is Office: UK Parliament to migrate to Microsoft cloud

Merlinski
Joke

HalfPastPolitician

Now they just need a deal to run the algorithms developed by those clever chaps over at Half Past Human (http://www.halfpasthuman.com ) across all that parliamentary bumf so we can get decent predictions of when the aliens are finally going to admit they're here ...

'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina

Merlinski

OK ... so if it is, where's the G spot?

'Cos seriously, I bet the guys playing in it won't know.

Twenty classic arcade games

Merlinski
Mushroom

Re: Missile Command anyone?

Yep.

And that's why I use a track ball not a mouse ... how can you possibly navigate a spreadsheet <strike>launch nukes at a target quickly and accurately enough </strike> with a mouse ???

=]

Merlinski
Pint

Re: Has to be ... Star Wars!

Wadworth's 4X ???

6X, surely.

It's Castlemange who make 4X. (Yes I know how Castlemange is spelt, thank you.)

El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

Merlinski

Warm the cup!

All your hard work is undone by not warming the cup first!

(Also has the advantage of removing contaminants left by last user.)

1. Boil kettle.

2. Warm cup with boiling water, pour away.

3. Re-boil kettle.

4. Pour still boiling water onto Twinings Everyday or English Breakfast tea bag in warmed cup.

5. Poke tea bag several times to ensure leaves within nicely soaked, inverting teabag several times to encourage infusion.

6. Leave for 3 minutes.

7. Mash tea bag to extract as much flavour as possible.

8. Remove teabag, add sugar to taste and no more than one teaspoon of skimmed milk.

9. Allow to cool to approximately 60 degrees C

10. Ignore comments from girls about colour of tea.

11. Slurp.

(And never never never boil the water in the cup in the microwave. Adding a teabag to such a cup just makes a mess.)

Merlinski

Re: Assam only

Why don't you warm the cup first? Tea needs really hot water to infuse properly!

People warm the teapot, so why not the cup? Essential as it also removes whatever evil contaminants left behind by the dishwasher's rinse aid.

And then you only need one tea bag, which you can leave to stew for several minutes before mashing.

And just a dash of milk to soften the bitterness.

End result should be a deep tan.

Judge blasts Cisco's 'unmitigated gall' in ex-exec's arrest

Merlinski
Pirate

US Police State

The natural political system for a corporatist state such as the US is fascism.

As a police state, the US is well on the way to full blown fascism, as evidenced by this story, along with the recent story about a 7 hour immigration ordeal for a bunch of elderly cruise ship passengers for a 1 day excursion in Los Angeles. http://tinyurl.com/3qdac77

The US also leads the way in locking up its citizens, with nearly 1% of its males currently doing time, and 5% either in jail, on parole or having done time in the past. Europe manages to get by with only locking up 1 in 1,000.

And that's even before we get onto the travesty of the UK extradition treaties with the US. (Gee, thanks ZANULabour).

Do not do business with America. Do not go to America. Do not fight wars with Americans. Or you <b>WILL</b> get shafted.

IMHO, naturally.

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