* Posts by earl grey

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Did you hear? There's a critical security hole that lets web pages hijack computers. Of course it's Adobe Flash's fault

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I just HAD to look

And their frikking web site simply downloads a zero length install. Another job well done.

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In news that will shock, er, actually a few of you, Amazon backs down in dispute with booksellers

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not to mention book faires and antiquarian shows

Ok, well, i mentioned them. great places which used to abound with book sellers and their wonderful old tomes. Most of the stores i preferred going into were used book stores with high shelves, books stacked all over, and a certain dry, musty smell. They always had inadequate lighting.

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Lloyds Banking Group: We're firing 6,240 to hire 8,240

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"It's a topsy-turdy world we've got."

Mostly turdy I suspect.

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In memoriam: See you in Valhalla, Skype Classic. Version 8 can never replace you

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well, at least the government

can listen in any time they want now.

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Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints

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I'm sorry Dave

You shall not pass.

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D.O.Eh: Here's the new privacy law Canada can't really enforce

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waves hands

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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IBM's Red Hat gobble: Storage will be a test of Big Blue's commitment to open-source software

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Well, IBM gobbles something

But I wasn't thinking Red Hat.

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Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...

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just bring back Death Race 2000

and be done with it.

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Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

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Ah, glass milk bottles

Remember them (and wifey still has one of the metal bottle holders) well. As one of seven sprog we would use at least a bottle per meal in our aluminum glasses (remember those?). I still have a scar on one finger from slipping and falling whilst carrying one of those bottles.

Even beer was better back then.

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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points to a golden future

Thanks, but i'm not into golden showers these days.

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UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)

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Well spank me with that spatula

And call me; surely. She calls all the time but i'm never available.

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The march of Amazon Business has resellers quaking in their booties

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Re: In related news....

As Sears said: I could a been a contender...

But they're not...and not because of "but old-line management just can't adapt to technology."

More likely because the current Krusty is a money man and not a marketing person in any way.

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

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Starbucks

I call them "starbutts". Seems appropriate, since shite is what they serve.

Somehow that reminds me of the joke about the gal with the dark sun trampstamp.

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Where can I hide this mic? I know, shove it down my urethra

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shirt pockets

And just tell me, how is that supposed to work with my pocket protector?

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Mushroom

No thank you

Just - No thank you.

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Organic stuff, radiation, unexpected methane... Yes, we're talking about Saturn's surprising rings

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science is so wonderful

Now, if we could only get our social (governments) fixed.

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Blueprint of modern construction can be found in a tech cluster... of 19th century England

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Thank you

Being on the other side of the pond it's unlikely i'll get there, but i surely appreciate the write-up and history lesson all-in-one. You deserve another.

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Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics

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Is that first picture Arthur?

Inquiring minds want to know.

for a friend, of course.

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Have I been pwned, Firefox? OK, let's ask its Have I Been Pwned tool

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I refuse to bank online

I looked into it once for one of my banks. Only 82 pages of fine print lawyerese to wade through and i decided not to do business that way. FU bank.

I'll have the red panda for breakfast. Was that a firefox or firecrotch? Only she knows.

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I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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at popular prices

I like 'em.

Thank you Benny Hill

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30-up: You know what? Those really weren't the days

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Ah you kids

now get off my lawn.

cards and 7-track tapes and no disks to speak of; truckloads of up to 6-part forms to decollate and burst. all mainframe all the time.

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Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations

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He's being burned on this one

I can think of a couple of anti-gun billionaires who would be more than happy to set him up for a fall.

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Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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what can possibly go wrong?

I know; I know....everything. again. still. as someone once famously said: "YOU DUMBASS"

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What's Big and Blue – and makes its veteran staff sue? Yep, it's IBM

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Mushroom

What's Big and Blue

And shits all over its employees.

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Re: "systematically targeted"

"It's "FACE DOWN, 9 EDGE FIRST""

Unless it's one of the 51 column readers with the extra bars on the ramp and then it's 12 edge first and face up. You had to be there.

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The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

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what cute pouty duck lips

Wait~

Pew Pew Pew

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Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

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Re: Why...

"(back when dinosaurs roamed the earth)"

You had dinosaurs?

Pah! You kids. Get off my lawn.

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How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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You are old, Father Dabbs

And here i thought you were going to have Mme Dabbs give it a kiss to make it feel better.

Paris completely understands.

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You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Re: not yours

"Hurting their pocket is the only way they way stop screwing people and not caring one bit"

Well, that and repeated kicks to the testicles.

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Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design

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Change is ok

As long as everything stays the same.

Seriously not as glaring as the last front page eruption, but i rather got used to the last get-up and the older i get, the more i don't like changes.

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Martian weather has cleared at last: Now NASA's wondering, will Opportunity knock?

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I hope the little booger is still alive

It would be a shame to last so long under such difficult circumstances only to have your candle blown out by a mere dust storm.

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Sextortion scum armed with leaked credentials are persistent pests

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spay and neuter

that is all.

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

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Headmaster

bad suspension chemicals in flue shots

FLU - short for influenza.

FLUE - a duct for smoke and waste gases

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AI software may help eggheads predict where aftershocks will strike

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'cromulent'

How can that be just made up? I just saw it in print. It MUST be real.

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As porn site pounds hard on piracy laws, Cox pulls out prematurely

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The biggest problem

Is that the alleged rights holders have no disincentive to not lie or file false claims. That's about the only part of the DMCA that needs fixing.

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Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Dear Music Industry

ODFO

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Facebook Messenger backdoor demand, bail in Bitcoin, and lots more

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Re: Govt Shenanigans

"stenography"

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

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When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

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looks like a skunk

smells like a skunk

it's only the backdoor of a Mephitis mephitis.

Don't hold your breath waiting for the stink of this to go away.

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Criminal justice software code could send you to jail and there’s nothing you can do about it

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A handful of pre-cog psychics in a pool of water would work too

With a toaster.

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NVMe? Well, quite. Now Intel, too, is pumping out consumer QLC SSDs

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that's not the only strange thing

"52GB, 1TB and 2TB"

i know it's just a typo, but does anyone look at these any more?

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Re: About this graybeard greebos thing

council run Death Row

Well, until you're ready for soylent green processing.

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Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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Re: Scanning after login is too late; the malware could have got some login details

They already want your kidney, testicle, and access to your arse.

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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It can all be avoided

Just make sure they're all Fembots.

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Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?

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FAIL

Most of the comments lean toward

ID cards - ODFO

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Re: No Excuses! @HKmk23

From the governments point of view you are all undesirables - you are just a necessary evil to pay taxes.

T, FTFY

They'll take care of the phony elections, thank you.

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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Re: Not in IT...

Think of The Matrix, organic batteries.

Think of The Matrix, organic batteries, and soylent green. .

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Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

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Alert

I, for one

Welcome our new #Mistress.

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Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

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"be as erotic as road kill"

Pah, i got that one covered even when i'm covered.

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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1-2-3-4-5

That's the kind of combination an idiot would put on his luggage!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Re: 2 factor

whack you over the head in the study with the metal pipe

Er, no. I think it was in the kitchen with a knife.

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