* Posts by James O'Shea

1462 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007

Euro reseller giant Computacenter gobbles US-based FusionStorm

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Drinking the Orange One's Flavor-Aid

Repeat after me:

There are _three_ countries in the North American Continent. In order of size, that would be Canada, the United States of America, and Estados Unidos Mexicanos. (Depending on who you're talking to, adjacent islands such as the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Greenland, but not, repeat, NOT Cuba, may also be included under the heading of 'North America'. The Aleutian islands and the islands in the Canadian Arctic are also part of North America; the Hawaiian islands are not.) (Yes, there are _two_ countries with 'United States' in their names in North America. Referring to the second largest country in North American as the 'United States' alone is... insufficient.)

Removing Mexico from North America is something that certain people in the US have been doing for some time now. It has escalated in the Trumpanze Era. There are those who, until forcibly corrected, insist that New Mexico is not part of el Collosso del Norte, much to the amusement of citizens of Estados Unidos Mexicanos, very few of whom want New Mexico back. Particularly after certain events in the decade and a half starting 16 July 1945. (Look it up.)

And, oh, yeah... the boyz'n'gals at Jonestown drank Flavor-aid.

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Perfect timing for a two-bank TITSUP: Totally Inexcusable They've Stuffed Up Payday

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Re: Welcome to...

That's not rain.

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Juniper's Contrail gets edgy, Cloudflare joins BGP club, and an $Important announcement

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I see that we have the serial downvoter again

see title.

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That syncing feeling when you realise you may be telling Google more than you thought

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Well, that's it

I have killed my gmail accounts. All of them. (I had four.) I have killed my Google Play Store account. (just one, attached to one of the gmail accounts.) I have deleted all things Google from my system. This includes Maps and Waze on my iOS devices. This includes DNS, on all systems where I can easily change DNS.

I have, of course, deleted Chrome and all of the crap installed with it.

Good-bye, Google. I won't say that it's been fun, because it hasn't.

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New MeX-Files: The curious case of an evacuated US solar lab, the FBI – and bananas conspiracy theories

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Re: You left out a few words...

If that were true, we'd be in darkness, as Mike Pence's head would be in the way.

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Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

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Why do that? Install calibre to manage your epubs and use the calibre ebook reader. The only reason to use Edge is to go to Microsoft sites, and to download another web browser.

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Re: Another weird feature in 1809 (current release)

"In Windows search, try typing Internet Explorer It will only ever find Edge, even if you have Internet Explorer installed."

Errr... no. I have Win10 1809 installed on this machine. When I type 'Inter' into the search box the _first_ item shown is Internet Explorer. The second is Edge.

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Re: It's OK; you can set firefox as your default!

Hmm. I'm typing this using Firefox on a Win 10 system. I have _never_ seen the message "something went wrong and we had to reset your default browser", not even once. This particular machine started as a Win 7 system (and still has Win 7 in another partition) and was 'updated' to Win 8 (there's a reason why the Win 7 partition is there) and Win 8 to 8.1, which was semi-usable but I kept the Win 7 partition, and Win 8.1 to Win 10... and it's been the better part of a year since I've booted the Win 7 partition, and that last time was merely to update the various Microsoft patches on the partition. It took a weekend, which is one reason why I've not booted Win 7 since. It may be heresy to some, but Win 10 is not merely better than Win 8/8.1 (not at all difficult), but is at least as good as Win 7 in most ways, and sometimes is actually better. It boots faster, on the same hardware, than Win 7 does. Yes. Really. (Warning! Danger, Will Robinson, danger! Many downvotes inbound at Mach 6!)

I use Edge only to visit Microsoft sites. The Win 8 partition started as a clone of the Win 7 partition, and I did an update install of Win 8, followed by an update install of Win 8.1, followed by an update install of Win 10. Firefox was the default browser on the Win 7 partition. I had to slap the Win 8 install to make it admit that Firefox was the default browser, but the Win 8.1 and 10 installs behaved.

No, Chrome is not present on this machine.

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NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies

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Re: why?

Personally, I always use variations on 'Olive Cromwell'.

Exits, humming 'The Wearing of the Green'.

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Google skewered in ad sting after Oracle-backed bods turn troll

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Re: Freudian slip?

They're El Reg. It may have started as a typo, but it stays 'cause they're El Reg.

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

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Re: I'll take it

Ay, caramba! It's worse than I'd thought.

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Re: I'll take it

That's on the _Gulf_ coast, over on the other side of the peninsula, near Tampa. South Beach is on the _Atlantic_ coast. And even if there was toxic algae, the scenery would still be better than Croydon. Croydon looks like Cleveland, except without the charm. There are several reasons why Cleveland is the Mistake on the Lake, not least being that it's the place where the river caught fire. Twice.

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I'll take it

I'll just get my old British passport (and make damn sure that my Irish and American passports are up to date) and go and have a nice six to seven month vacation in the south of London. At the end I'll deliver the final report (I can start writing it as soon as I set foot in Britain, 'cause I _know_ what it'll say) and board a flight back to Deepest South Florida, one step ahead of the Hounds of MayNotVille, having sent my money ahead of me.

They will have to pay me the 100K GBP in advance, though. Plus an allowance to cover relocation costs. And another allowance to cover renting a place near London. (Have you seen the prices lately? They're worse than Miami Beach, and the scenery's a whole lot better on South Beach!)

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Australia blocks Huawei, ZTE from 5G rollout

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Re: Good idea

"I learned a few weeks ago form someone involved in aircraft satellite comms that now in China the comms needs to be routed via their ground stations while in Chinese airspace."

ummm... how are they enforcing this? If it's a satcom, and the antennas and all the other hardware on the aircraft or in orbit, then the aircraft can transmit without anyone on the ground even knowing. People on the ground would be able to receive the signal but would have no idea which, if any, of the aircraft in the sat signal's footprint is the intended recipient, especially if the signal was encrypted. A LEO satcom would have a footprint big enough to cover all of China plus some adjacent countries (northern Vietnam, Japan, the Koreas, Mongolia, parts of Russia, Nepal, Bhutan, parts of India...) and a MEO would cover most of east Asia. A GEO would cover just less than half the planet...

Never mind enforcing. How would they _detect_ this?

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ETSI crypto-based access control standards land

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Re: When the title said ETSI I thought it might be a standard for...

I thought that it might be a standard for performing serious compression, but that'd be ITSI, not ETSI...

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Rejoice! Thousands more kids flock to computing A-level

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Re: Fundamentals of IT

"I bet as a structural engineer, you don't have people in the meeting saying "High tensile steel is pretty expensive. Couldn't we use something cheaper - like cardboard?""

Don't be too sure about that. Here in Deepest South Florida, some good ol' boyz once put styrofoam and cardboard in place of steel and concrete on the off-ramp from I-95 to Palm Beach 'International' (it is to laugh; with the exception of propeller-driven puddle-jumpers going to and coming back from the Bahamas and, during snowbird season, far too many Air Canaduh flights bringing in far too many Quebecois, all regularly scheduled flights at PBIA are to and from other places in the US...) Airport. You can't make this up. They really did have styrofoam and cardboard where steel should have been in the joins between the concrete slabs on the off ramp, and some of the concrete had more styrofoam instead of aggregate.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/all-ramps-palm-beach-international-now-open/Sah1Sd15xi30h46bH0IwDN/

At least no-one died here. In Boston, part of the tunnel under the harbor collapsed and killed someone. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-tunnel-collapse-kills-newlywed/ It turns out that the construction company had used regular steel in the connectors, instead of the recommended salt-water-resistant steel. The tunnel was, I repeat, _under the bloody harbor_. Why there was absolutely no chance of salt water getting into the structure, no was there...

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'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway

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Re: Home Address?

"I would expect the only police officers taking cars home after work will be living in very rural parts of the US and half the county probably knows where Deputy Dawg lives already. everywhere else the car will be back in the pool for the next shift."

Ah... no. Here in Deepest South Florida it is _very_ common for cops to take their vehicles home with them. One local housing development I know of has, on one road ('Azalea Circle') at least three Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies, one each Miami-Dade and Broward County Sheriff's Deputy, and one each West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale police officers, plus one Florida Highway Patrol, one Florida Fish and Wildlife, and one Federal Border Patrol cop. Those would just be the marked cars. There are also several cars with yellow 'state', 'county', and 'city' and white US Gov license plates, but those might not be cops, just civil servants. Two of the PBCS deputies live next door to each other. The Ft. Lauderdale cop and the Broward deputy live opposite to each other. Two of the US Gov plated cars are parked by houses on the same block as the Border Patrol cop. No doubt there are lots of unmarked cars which don't have yellow plates.

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Self-driving cars will be safe, we're testing them in a massive AI Sim

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Re: Why city planners love autonomous vehicles

If the town planners decide to discourage me from using my car in their town, the result will be that I don't go to their town. And I don't spend money in the shops, restaurants, etc., in their town. And their tax base erodes, because I won't be alone in not spending money where I'm not wanted. They'll get their desired lower congestion, alright; they just won't like the side effects. I see that kind of thing in action right now; those who live in Deepest South Florida may have heard of how the town of Jupiter has been doing this kind of thing over the last few years, with negative effects on the businesses inside the Zone of Social Progress(tm). Several of the more Progressive(tm) council members are up for re-election this year and next year. The results of the election should be quite interesting.

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Grubby, tortuous, full of malware and deceit: Just call it Lionel because the internet is MESSY

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"And if they're FIREPROOF...or worse, can FEED on fire?"

1 Tie 'em to the muzzle of a largish cannon; during the Sepoy Mutiny, 6, 9, and 12-pounder field guns were often used, but with modern trolls something larger, such as a 120mm tank main gun, may be more suitable.

2 load hyper-velocity discarding sabot armour-piercing, your choice of tungsten carbide or or depleted uranium. (In the Mutiny, they had to load first, of course, as they were using muzzle-loading guns, and they usually loaded with a blank charge. Sometimes the guns were loaded with grape, or if they really didn't like the boyo tied to the muzzle, canister.)

3 fire.

4 Repeat until out of trolls or out of ammunition.

It worked a treat in 1857-8.

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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You're not thinking BIG enough

See https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2332214.The_Furies

M'man Keith Roberts thought BIG. He had wasps big enough to carry off humans, and pitched battles involving armoured vehicles and aircraft vs wasps with bad attitudes. I liked it, if only for the battles between wasps and Saracen APCs (the Saracens didn't always win...) though to be sure I was about nine when I first read it, so the idea of a wasp big enough to bite through a machine gun barrel was more exciting than terrifying...

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Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

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Re: Common sense

""I'm off to roger me mum"

Lazarus Long"

And his opposite-sex clone 'sisters'. And his computer. And his adopted daughter. And... do you really want a complete list?

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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more like a liquid number 2. Someone had a bit too much Olestra.

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Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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user-generated content _has_ a copyright, automatically: the user who created it has the copyright. Except in cases such as when the user is an idiot and posts it on places like Farcebook, where evil fucking pirates like the Zuck say that _they_ have the copyright. It's still copyrighted.

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Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

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Adobe can join Microsoft in hell.

"Adobe too has made subscription access so cheap that pirating seems petty."

"There's no point even in pirating it"

Depending on which version of Office365 to decide to be victimized by, it's $70 to $150 a year. Every year. The sole exception is Office365 University, $80 for four years... but it only has two installs compared to regular Office365's five, and, as far as I know can't be renewed. The real price of Office365 depends on how many years you use it. I, personally, have an Office365 University install. LibreOffice is almost good enough to replace MS Office now; I figure that it'll improve before the four years of my subscription are up, and MS won't be seeing any further money from me.

When last I looked Adobe wanted $60/month for Creative Cloud. That's $720/year.Not happening. This machine had Creative Suite 5.5 installed; everything except Adobe Acrobat Pro X is gone, now, and Acrobat will soon be gone, too. I paid $1000 for the 'education' version seven years ago, and have got my money's worth out of it. There is no way that I'm going to pay $720/year. No.

And $720/year is NOT petty cash.

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

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Re: Outrageous!

Maine has, I think, relatively few Cubans. You can have some of ours. No, take them, we won't mind, and no, we won't take Quebecois in exchange, we have more than enough of 'em in snowbird season as it is. I'm typing this from a KFC in Hialeah. I am literally the only non-Cuban on premises. The girl at the counter had to call her supervisor to translate; it was most amusing to listen to her Spanish and not let on that I understood what she was saying. This was at the KFC on 49th St... that is, Calle 49. In Hialeah and Doral, every single billboard I see is in Spanish; in Kendal, at least half. If you no habla around here, you're in serious shit... mierda. Whatever. And anyone who doesn't think that Las Latinas Brava can out-cuss anyone, even Linus Thorvalds, hasn't heard 'em in action. Their motto is 'I am Latina, hear me roar', and this is their signature image: https://jokideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/lioness-roaring-at-lion.jpg (Note: do NOT forget your anniversary or her birthday. You WILL be sorry.)

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Re: Outrageous!

I was just going to say that gas is expensive in Detroit, $1800 for 600 gallons is $3/gallon. It’s $2.64 here in Deepest South Florida, and could be as low as $2.49. If anyone tried to overcharge Los Hijos de Cuba, or, especially, their sisters, Las Latinas Brava, they would learn Spanish wods and phrases not usually taught in schools. And then their language instructors would drive off and buy elsewhere, while continuing the language instruction out the window, at length and at high volume. If someone even thought about 120p/litre, Los Hijos would expend more than mere words.

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Like an everflowing stream: New tech promises remote S3 nearline disk performance

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You boys are far too negative. Just think of all the not-so-bright management types who will fall for this. Think of the way that they’ll get rid of their local staff as surplus to needs. Think of the absolute panic when it falls over, as it will sometime in the first week if not the first day. Think of the glorious fees which can be extracted ‘cause the ex-staff are now consultants and can charge what they like and management will have to pay if they want to see their data again... and if management doesn’t want to pay, think of the hours of amusement to be had watching them go down in flames.

There are those who say that I have a bad attitude. I can’t imagine where anyone could possibly have got such an unlikely idea.

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Hoping for Microsoft's mythical Andromeda in your Xmas stocking? Don't hold your breath

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‘Starting’ to look cult-like? Really?

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Security guard cost bank millions by hitting emergency Off button

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Re: Kim or Ken?

"it's just common sense to ask ...

That's the common sense that was applied at Chernobyl."

Actually... no. It's a lot worse than that.

1 there were some Big Red Buttons on various consoles

2 no-one, I repeat, no-one in the building had any idea what the hell they did

3 none of the available documentation said what they did, either

4 every single staff engineer had been literally trained on the job by those who came before them

5 management decided that it would be a good idea to find out what those buttons did and scheduled 'training' on one reactor which was not in use

6 they found out what the buttons did. Ooops.

See 'Ablaze' by Piers Paul Read for more detail.

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Apple is Mac-ing on enterprise: Plans strategic B2B alliance with HPE

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Re: Actually...

Macs boot off anything bootable. Apple doesn’t put roadblocks in the way of booting from anything but the internal drive. I currently have Macs which have booted from USB sticks, from USB 2 hard drives, USB 3 hard drives, USB optical drives, FireWire drives, and Thunderbolt drives.

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London's top cop isn't expecting facial recog tech to result in 'lots of arrests'

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May I suggest?

Step 1: purchase cans of spray paint. I understand that red, blue, and black work best.

Step 2: from a separate location, purchase full-face masks.

Be sure to use cash. Better yet, get someone else to buy them ,at widely separated locations, using cash.

Step 3: put on mask, find cameras, apply spray paint in a vigorous vertical motion to the lens array of any and all cameras in sight.

Step 4: commence the maneuver known best as Get The Hell Out Day Of Here.

Step 5: repeat.

In order to protect their cameras, they’ll have to, you know, STATION A BLOODY COPPER AT EACH LOCATION, THEREBY ACTUALLY HAVING A DAMN POLICE PRESENCE ON THE BLOODY STREET.

But maybe I think too highly of the Met’s brands brainpower.

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It’s been nearly 40 years, but I still recall my last, my very last, experience on British public transport, a bus in central London. In particular I recall the smell. In times both before and since I’ve been on public transport in various Caribbean countries, the US, India, and parts of Africa. That bus in London still stands out, and that means that it beat out rural Kenya, which ain’t easy. If I’d had a pistol, certain others on that bus would have been shot, no doubt to the cheers of everyone else. In any case, my international bus experiences are why I will never, ever, set foot in public transport ever again.

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Ongoing game of Galileo chicken goes up a notch as the UK talks refunds

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Re: Seems to me

Which other rocks, belonging to an EU nation, would those be? The nearest French rocks would be Guadeloupe and Martinique, the nearest Dutch would be Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. There’re all _north_ of the equator. No German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, etc rocks anywhere nearby.

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Re: Seems to me

India has an on-going argument with China, and needs a military-grade GPS with a reach beyond South Asia. They also have relatives in the Caribbean and Africa, thanks to the Raj trying and failing to import strike-breakers (there’s a _reason_ why there are so many Indians in Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica...) and have commercial ties. They’d need civil-grade GPS, world-wide, for that. Geosynchronous is harder to do than LEO.

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Dear Samsung mobe owners: It may leak your private pics to randoms

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Re: Or you're worried about the bill?

If one of the majors here tried to charge what O2 does, there’d be a revolt.

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Re: Or you're worried about the bill?

Here in Deepest South Florida, just about all plans from just about all the major carriers feature unlimited texts. Data is a whole other thing. My T-Mobile plan gives me unlimited voice/texts in the US Canada, and (wall or no wall) Mexico. (T-Mob’s color is pink, not orange...) There is ‘unlimited’ data, but it slows to 3g after I use 5 GB/month. And tethering is 3G unless I pay extra, which I don’t. I haven’t had to pay for texts for the better part of a decade.

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

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Paris Hilton

err...

With all of the vast quantity of pix of girls of various ages in various stages of undress which abound on the Internet for _free_, this moron (apologies to actual morons) tries to take pix himself... and blows himself up? For those who really want those kinds of pix, a simple search for 'upskirt pix' or similar will reveal (yes, I said it...) much. (Do that search on someone else's machine. I did. You wouldn't believe just how many pervs there are out there...) Certain Hollywierd movies, and not just 'Basic Instinct', either, are notorious for having upskirt shots, as are certain 'celebs'. Including one near and dear to the hearts of Reg commentards. And yet he felt the need to take his own pix. Damn, but he's an idiot. Squared and cubed.

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Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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Re: Is this some kind of record?

"Never seen 167 downvotes before, let alone 167 downvotes with 0 upvotes...bravo AC, your brain's minuscule buffer size had you set a record that may never be broken!"

It's now up to 0 to 218. I didn't think that there were 218 commentards, period, much less 218 comentards who would agree on something. One of the replies has 214 upvotes. That may be a record, too.

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GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…

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That would also be my opinion.

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Seriously

Serious question, to all who compain about 'shitty sites'... if the site is so bad, why are you still going there, GDPR or no GDPR? If someone goes to the trouble of geoblocking specifically to avoid having to deal with GDPR, then why on God's green Earth are you going to even more trouble to bypass the geoblocking? Why not just go to a site which complies instead? Why go to the trouble of using a VPN to evade the geoblock when it was clear from the start that your presence was not desired? Is there seriously no other site in the world which can provide the required service? Seriously? There are many sites which have been blocking access to those who run adblockers for a long time now (Forbes, Business Insider, I'm thinking of _you_) and I simply go elsewhere. There are many sites which have asinine cookie policies (Dick's Sporting Goods...) and I simply go elsewhere. I went to the Des Moines Register site for the first and probably the last time just now, thanks to this article, just to see why on Earth someone not in Iowa would want to have a look. Frankly, I don't see any reason to go back. Their site design stinks, their local stories are of no interest to me, their national/international stories are covered better and in more detail elsewhere. So if the decided to geoblock Deepest South Florida I'd not even notice, and would care less. Whyever would someone in Europe care? Why? Seriously?

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'Black hat' extortionist thrown back in the clink after Yelp-slamming biz

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He has the right to yap. And the right to get slapped as a result of yapping. He yapped. He got slapped.

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'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app

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It’s something that Mike Pence does to Donald Trump after the Donald has had some alone time with Vladimir Putin.

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Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century

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Re: just use base 64 or so and you get 64 years of 262144 days

“A ten year shelf life is unthinkable”? They no longer sell Twinkies® where you are?

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Pwned with '4 lines of code': Researchers warn SCADA systems are still hopelessly insecure

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Back in the day

i had a job running a large SCADA system. It controlled multiple remote sites. We were an electric utility, we had to control the various substations from System Control, 24/7. It was very secure, mostly by accident. We used Harris H800 24-bit (you read that correctly, 24-bit, they only cost half a million each...) supermini computers and communicated to the substations using powerline carrier over transmission lines. If anyone wanted to hack us, they had to either get into computer room at System Control, past the locked door. The locked doors, actually, the door to the computer room was locked and the door to building was locked. We had crashbars on the doors, you could always get out, but to get in either you had a key or someone inside IDed you using the camera outside the door and buzzed you in. And there was an armed guard at the gate to the property. We had _great_ physical security. Or they had to climb a utility pole and play with 138,000 volts at 100 to 200 amps. Good luck with that. None of our signals went over PSTN. A would-be hacker _could_ break into a substation (climb the fence or get a copy of the substation gate key and then break into the substation's control room... and he'd have control of that substation, nothing more. If he could figure out how to send the correct commands. If he survived playing with multiple 138 and 24 kV systems. And System Control would spot the problem almost immediately and send some linemen out to have a look.

I suppose that it was security by obscurity, but 138 kV at 100 amps makes for excellent security. Our heroes here might well have been able to pwn the system, if only they could touch it without being fried.

It'd have been different if we were dealing with something less rambunctious than 138 kV, but no, we were hackproof. The boys who ran the main computer system at company HQ, now, _they_ could be hacked. And were. There was a reason why we didn't let those bozos near our system. My fav example was the time that a quarter million worth of truck tires vanished from the Stores inventory. It was pretty clear who had liberated them, but as there was no record of their ever having been company property, not any more, there wasn't much which could be done. At least not up until the time I left the company, about two years later.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

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Utter bullshit

The places I use Windows most often are my ancient laptop and a VM running on one of my Macs. The laptop got ‘upgraded’ to 1803 very early on. I didn’t want it to be ‘upgraded’, but Redmond insisted. The VM, which I _wanted_ to be ‘upgraded’ to test the bloody thing, is still at 1709. In fact, just about the only Win10 installs around here, not just the ones I use a lot, which have _not_ been ‘upgraded’ to 1803 are running in VMs. Gee. What a coincidence. At least one VM is still running 1607. Hmm. Now, it’s true that I have taken to controlling the Internet access on Win10 VMs, but the bloody things don’t ‘upgrade’ even when Internet access is turned on. Hmmm.

I wonder why I’m just not feeling any Redmond love right now...

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Dixons Carphone 'fesses to mega-breach: Probes 'attempt to compromise' 5.9m payment cards

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Oh, please... a mere 100 GBP? A pitance. Here in Deepest South Florida, at my local Best Buy they have $300 to $400 HDMI cables _in stock_ and can special order $600-700 cables. My fav Best Buy HDMI cable, the $1095 one, doesn’t seem to be available any more. Or maybe they’re just too embarrassed to admit that it ever existed.

I go to Best Buy mostly to get a laugh, those boys are living in a world all their own.

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Experts build AI joke machine that's about as funny as an Adam Sandler movie (that bad)

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Re: I'm So Pleased That Brits Recognize Adam Sandler Has Not Talent

This is incorrect. Adam Sandler is a very talented man, very talented indeed. However, his talent is not for acting, at least not in the way that most people would think. No, his talent is in extracting lots of money while creating utterly unwatchable messes. He approaches Uwe Boll levels of skill for that kind of thing.

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Oberleutnant Waldheim

"Can't just have them all intoning "I'll be back"."

Only the violent, gun-loving, Austrian ones do that. They will then forget that anything ever happened. The calm, quiet, civilized, American ones will merely tell you that they're sorry, they can't let you back inside. Less mess that way. (Unless the American ones are from Detroit. Then you'll have 20 seconds to comply.)

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Remember that $5,000 you spent on Tesla's Autopilot and then sued when it didn't deliver? We have good news...

James O'Shea
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That's not a hipster, that's a Canadian, one of the Men In Plaid.

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Trio indicted after police SWAT prank call leads to cops killing bloke

James O'Shea
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Lock ‘em up

Toss key away. Do not let them see sunlight again. Say bye.

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