* Posts by Anonymous Noel Coward

200 posts • joined 21 Dec 2011

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Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

I'll tell you one thing...

...this really reaffirms my faith in the gov't having the details of everyone who wants porn when they start blocking websites in April.

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

Anonymous Noel Coward

As an atheist, I find this code of conduct completely unacceptable...

...oh, wait, no, no I don't.

I don't care one way or the other, actually.

Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

Anonymous Noel Coward
Pint

Now they'll most likely face the wrath of GDPR.

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

Just another reason not to visit New Zealand.

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

Anonymous Noel Coward
Coat

I honestly can't wait until programming languages (mainly C) start returning errors along the lines of "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY POINTER STATUS!?"

Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data

Anonymous Noel Coward
Black Helicopters

Re: governments can always legislate

I saw a quote a few weeks back which I thought summed up the British Judical system quite well.

"Show me the man and I will find you the crime."

Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

Anonymous Noel Coward
Gimp

Joke's on them!

I get off to reverse voyeurism.

UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy

Anonymous Noel Coward

In fairness, the way the headline is phrased makes it sound like the UK is denying him medical treatment unless he leaves...

National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

Re: Trust me, I am Joe Bloggs

I'm Spartacus!

Australia wants tech companies to let cops 'n' snoops see messages without backdoors

Anonymous Noel Coward
WTF?

The only way this could be done is if Australia could see the future.

And considering the law of Australia trumps the law of math (or so they think), they're most likely deluded enough to think the law of Australia trumps the law of time, too.

Headless man found in lava’s embrace

Anonymous Noel Coward
Trollface

Get well soon!

10 social networks ignored UK government consultations

Anonymous Noel Coward
Trollface

10 social networks ignored UK government consultations

I'm amazed that four of them considered the UK government to be relevant now or when we leave from the E.U.

1.5m Brits pay too much for mobile and crappy broadband – Ofcom

Anonymous Noel Coward

Not on a contract, complained since day one.

As for changing providers, I would have gotten the exact same speed no matter who I was with - and yes, I did check this thoroughly - and the same more so than now.

Anonymous Noel Coward

I spent a solid year paying £22.31 (later rising to £23.31) a month for half a Megabit.

My connection magically fixed itself at the start of the month through the effort of absolutely nobody; and now I'm on 3,000 kbps down for the same price.

And I'm not eligible for compensation or a rebate for the money I spent over the year because consumer rights in the UK is still a fucking joke.

Wah, encryption makes policing hard, cries UK's National Crime Agency

Anonymous Noel Coward
Devil

Still proud I wrote my own encryption cipher for shits and giggles.

Typical cynical Brits: Broadband speeds up, satisfaction goes down

Anonymous Noel Coward
WTF?

Lately, my Internet has increased to 3,000 kbps from the 765 kbps TalkTalk stuck it at for the last year...

I'm suspicious.

Doom and Super Mario could be a lot tougher now AI is building levels

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

"What's it doing?"

"It's Learning."

What could Facebook possibly do next to reassure privacy fears? Yup – make a dating app

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

They're also now asking users if every post is hate speech.

Javid's in, Rudd's out: UK Home Sec quits over immigration targets scandal

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

So who's Javid?

How much of an authoritarian whackjob is he compared to Amber "Hashtags" Rudd?

Hyperoptic's ZTE-made 1Gbps routers had hyper-hardcoded hyper-root hyper-password

Anonymous Noel Coward
WTF?

"there are a few BT"

Why on Earth would anyone pay £60/month for 300 Mbit when they can get Gigabit for £38?

$50 add-on can turn your mobe into a less misanthropic House MD

Anonymous Noel Coward
Happy

I doubt it. He's in prison.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

It's a smartphone, not a doctor...

Not Tricorder-y enough.

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

Anonymous Noel Coward
WTF?

They've upped their game, methinks...

The last time I got one of these calls was from "TalkTalk," but there wasn't any kind of human connectivity with it.

It was a case of "Your Internet is going to be disconnected. To speak to somebody, press #1. To disconnect, press #2."

Nothing happened...

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Anonymous Noel Coward

So what happens to people on broadband?

Is it a case of "lol, sucks to be you, huh?" from BT or do they delusionally believe that everyone will be FTTP by that point?

France building encrypted messaging app for politicians

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

Do as I say...

...not as I do.

'I crashed AOL for 19 hours and messed up global email for a week'

Anonymous Noel Coward
Happy

Re: Dig

One time, during college, my friends and I drove to a computing goods store, picked up a couple of free AOL cds and took them back to Campus to use as frisbees.

Good times.

Britain's 4G is slower than Armenia's

Anonymous Noel Coward
Trollface

Slow Internet in the UK?

That's about par for the course, isn't it?

2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

Anonymous Noel Coward
Terminator

I'm HAL9000, and so's my wife.

Brit Lords start peer-to-peer wrangling over regulating the internet

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

Fake News?

I find it hard to take people who bitch about fake news seriously when the celebrate an entire day which revolves around it every year...

10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

Anonymous Noel Coward

And as of late?

Anonymous Noel Coward

Re: For Everyone?

As someone who has been stuck at half a megabit for a year, someone told me to use 4G.

But I don't feel like coughing up £20/month for a 20GB download limit.

I have a friend who lives in the ass end of the middle of nowhere in Finland who gets unlimited 4G ffs.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Facepalm

And best of all...

...it has a 100GB download allowance!

Privacy activists to UK plod: Wanna slurp folks' phone records? Come back with a warrant

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

From the BBC...

>[...] one former chief constable said obtaining a warrant in each instance would be "just not practical".

Yeah! Fuck due process 'cause effort, AMIRITE?

UK smut overlord declares age checks should protect users' privates

Anonymous Noel Coward
Gimp

Well, if you're only going to be using it for visiting porn sites...

Anonymous Noel Coward

Oh, no.

They want overseas websites to comply with this as well.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Joke

Give the recent news, I'm wondering where I get my joke license from.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Black Helicopters

Anyone here ever used Opera with it's free VPN?

AMD security flaw saga, browsers broken, Lamo dead at 37, and more

Anonymous Noel Coward
Coat

That headline

That's one hell of an AMD flaw if it's enough to kill someone at 37.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

Anonymous Noel Coward
Headmaster

Whoa jeffdyer, you spelled solution wrong. But don't worry, I've got you covered.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Pint

I used to shop at Maplin every so often, but once I found out I could get stuff cheaper from Amazon... well...

You know how the story ends.

It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?

Anonymous Noel Coward

Re: Rats...

It was my first one.

Decided to try and turn my life around, go back to college to do my HND (still need to deal with all that stuff) then progress onto getting a BSc, then in time... emigrate.

I thought buying this would give me a chance to hone my skills that have gone rusty over the last decade or so by learning and playing around with Python, SQL, JavaScript/Nodes, Java, *nix, etc.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Headmaster

Rats...

...and I bought the previous model less than a month ago.

Oh well.

Having a fun time trying to code an IRC bot in Python using SQLite.

Air gapping PCs won't stop data sharing thanks to sneaky speakers

Anonymous Noel Coward
Trollface

I sometimes like to say "I know you're listening." randomly just to fuck with them.

Age checks for UK pr0n site visitors on ice as regulator cobbles together some guidance

Anonymous Noel Coward

Good point. I forget that the government are a bunch of criminals.

Anonymous Noel Coward

Re: The whole idea is just stupid

I believe it was established previously that this fucking farce wouldn't be implemented on sites like Twitter or reddit.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

I was wondering...

As someone who’s paid for legal content from an overseas (Japanese) website; if the website gets blocked because it refuses to impliment an AgeID system (And why should they? The UK doesn't have any jurisdiction outside of the UK as much as it like think otherwise.) am I entitled to compensation from somebody for paying for a service I can no longer access or… or what?

Fear the wrath of robots, for their judgement is final and irrevocable

Anonymous Noel Coward
Terminator

>A colleague recently excused himself from a meeting because he had to go and judge a robotics contest.

I need the rest of this story.

What kind of robotics contest? Was it a Robotics Beauty Contest?

Who won?

The world needs to know!

UK digi minister Hancock suggests Facebook and pals give your kids a time-out

Anonymous Noel Coward
Trollface

>[...] nobody lies on the internet.

I remember once having a conversation with a nine year old who said she worked for the FBI, which I thought was pretty cool for someone of her age.

Anonymous Noel Coward
Boffin

>I want to get this fixed before my children go on the internet.

I wouldn't worry.

Websites by then will probably require more bandwidth to be point of being unviewable in the UK - because we'll still be stuck with our telecommunications infrastructure which is decades ahead of it's time... about a century ago.

Slack cuts ties to IRC and XMPP, cos they don't speak Emoji

Anonymous Noel Coward
Big Brother

IRC ftw

IRC is the vastly superior communication medium.

I know people are jumping onto Discord because it's "hot shit;" but I read a news article the other day which says they recieve requests from the government and Law Enforcement Agencies and hand over information... which didn't surprise me in the least.

Hence why I'd never use a platform like that.

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