* Posts by CAPS LOCK

897 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012


You know the drill: SAP has asked Joe Public to name Munich arena so go forth and be very silly

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The SAPdrome ...

... is my best effort. Anything else would fall foul of Godwin's Law I'm afraid.

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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There's a lot more heat than light in this thread, mostly from gun owners of the USA of America...

... banging on about their Constitutional rights and 'The Right to Bear Arms'.

Firstly, lets just see what the Second Amendment actually says shall we?

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Can anyone see the problem here? As I understand it, the American state runs a military so large it can fight two wars at once. This means a MiIitia isn't needed and so there's no need for the Second Amendment.

None of that means that anything sensible can be done until such time as the Second Amendment is repealed. Don't hold your breath.

Secondly, let's look all this 'murders are done with guns bought on the black market' nonsense. Apart from a few home made guns ALL guns started life as legitimately held, from where they leaked into the illegal market in robberies and so on. If the pool of legal weapons disappeared the illegal weapons would eventually disappear.

Use an 8-char Windows NTLM password? Don't. Every single one can be cracked in under 2.5hrs

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And this is why you shouldn't use the same password/username on multiple sites.

Another reason why your email address is your username is A Bad Thing[1].

Copyright Seller and Yeatman.

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This ^^ is the correct answer.

The reasons why are left to the reader as an exercise. Clue: you might be run over by a bus.

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams

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Not this the?...


One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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And the unintended consequence of this will be...

.... massive adoption of VPN, Tor etc, making the job of GCHQ much more difficult, due to the can't-see-the-wood-for-the-trees effect.

And having had a moment to reflect, this is the last straw for me. I'll be working to obfuscate (great word) my online activities. Suggestions welcome.

The UK's Cairncross Review calls for Google, Facebook to be regulated – and life support for journalism

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A relative?

Redditors start flinging Pooh after mega-forum takes cash from Chinese behemoth Tencent

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Who cares?...

... It's not like Reddit has anything special to offer.

LibreOffice 6.2 is here: Running up a Tab at the NotebookBar? You can turn it all off if you want

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Wordstar, difficult?

I'm guessing George R R Martin would disagree.

Accused hacker Lauri Love to sue National Crime Agency to retrieve confiscated computing kit

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Unlikely, by now it wiill be...

... 'broken'.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

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Ms Office in education...

...I'm probably being stupid, but why does the money flow TO Microsoft, not FROM Microsoft to the educational establishment for training student to use it? Justaskin'

I won't bother hunting and reporting more Sony zero-days, because all I'd get is a lousy t-shirt

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“Do you have this bean lard mulch with vitamins?”

Not surprised, I can never find that either. Where do they keep it then?

What's Farsi for 'as subtle as a nuke through a window'? Foreign diplomats in Iran hit by renewed Remexi nasty

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Re: Seems like standard diplomatic practice

Indeed. I like the Russian carved Eagle thing that was completely passive and used a microwave beam to listen to sounds in the room. It was invented by Leon Theremin of err, Theremin fame.

While US fires criminal charges at Huawei, UK tells legislators not to worry, everything's fine

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I'm not sure why you got down voted. The Japanese trade ministry has had spokesmen on UK TV complaining about exactly that. Ironically.

US Department of Defense to fling $1.76bn at Microsoft

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Full proof?

Shirley you mean Fool perve?

Typical! You wait ages for a fast radio burst from outer space, and suddenly 13 show up

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If you get the chance watch The Dish - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205873/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Cambridge Analytica sister firm pleads guilty, fined £21k for failing to obey UK information commish

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21 K UKP? Hmmm, as Ii would say...

... a nasty suck... Pathetic....

Microsoft's 2018, part 2: Azure data centres heat up and Windows 10? It burns! It burns!

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Re: It Burns!?

This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCwRzJQ0T7Y

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zoz9MN0-Y4

Corel – yeah, as in CorelDraw – looks in its Xmas stocking and discovers... Parallels

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"...pay for winzip? Did anyone? Ever?"

Yes, me. Still works, but I changed to a command line tool for batch file convenience.

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz

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Can one of you know-it-alls please explain...

... how the source code is available? No source obfuscation in the binary? IDK...

MongoDB's Atlas shrugs, with all NoSQL biz's customer growth resting on its shoulders

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To the down votes, both of you....

... I'm guessing your both right wing Christian fundamentalists? If you are you might want to check the biography of Ms. Rand on Wakypedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand

If not, then check it out anyway...

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Lol at Ayn Rand reference, but...

...Have you read Atlas Shrugged? I have, it's the most terrible twaddle. Shame its often cited as the second most influential book in the USA of America after The Word of Gaad.

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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They're here...

Microsoft Online Reputation Managers...

Thanks to UK peers, coming to a laptop near you in 2019: Age checks for online smut

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This legislation is DESIGNED to fail. When it does, guess what?...

...a government regulated white list. Shockingly, there'll be a charge to get on. Initially it will be trivial so you can't object. You see where this is going... And yes, like down under, VPN and so on will be restricted to 'those with a legitimate use case', you'll have to apply for a license and pay the charge for one.

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving

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For a driverless car to be driven like a human driven car requires artificial...

.... stupidity.

Qualcomm axes staff, winds down data center processor efforts ... while China takes the blueprints and runs

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Meanwhile at Intel...

....Suit #1: Well, that's another one gone, we'll soon be able to put up the price of Xeons so much we'll be able to hear the screaming from space. Lol, trebles all round!

Suit #2: What about this Chinese thingy?

Suit #1: I think our guy in The Whitehouse will see to that.

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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Ban a system that works and is malware free*...


* Mostly malware free. Mostly...

BT to 'sunset' Apache CloudStack cloud, customer demand went AWOL

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At the risk of slight topic drift, can I ask, what are the best tools to manage cloud instance...

...I don't feel comfortable giving AWS etc all my money...

Get real! Microsoft CTO of AI quits Redmond for real estate biz

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Obviously the guy is a genius...

... CTO to estate agent...

Brits' DNA data sent to military base after 'foreign' hack attacks – report

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"100,000 Genomes Project is secure, insists chair"...

... Well he would say that wouldn't he. </Mandy Rice-Davis>

The reality is, he doesn't know.

Qualcomm lifts lid on 7nm Arm-based octo-core Snapdragon 855 chip for next year's expensive 5G Androids

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FM radio?

The carriers don't like it. Uncle Sam wants it enabling if it's fitted, Emergency Alerts dontchakno', so it had to go.

UK's BT: It's not unusual to pull Huawei from our core mobile networks

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Replace it all with kit from...

... Cisco. That never arrives bugged.

Early to embed and early to rise? Western Digital drops veil on SweRVy RISC-V based designs

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Good to see some practical RISC-V products...

...I'm hoping to see something like Rasberry Pi but using RISC-V emerge.

Space policy boffin: Blighty can't just ctrl-C, ctrl-V plans for Galileo into its Brexit satellite

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I'm not even sure we need all that satellite malarkey...

... After all, with a geographically dispersed Commonwealth and eLoran...

Germany pushes router security rules, OpenWRT and CCC push back

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Five people haven't bricked a router with OpenWRT....

... I'm guessing.

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I've been down the route of converting routers to paperweights with OpenWRT...

... so now I use OpnSense and an ADSL modem. The Draytek Vigor seems the best for UK DSL. As usual YMMV...

Sysadmin’s plan to manage system config changes backfires spectacularly

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"Safe aliases for 'rm' are a good thing to prevent this!"

Testify! After, shall I say, bitter experience, I learned the wisdom of creating a 'del' command with 'mv'. I haven't created an alternate version of 'rm' just in case I need it to function as standard.

Here's the list of space orgs big and small sparring to send next NASA gear to the Moon

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Re: Far side of moon image

Comment of the week I think. More of this sort of thing </Father Ted>

GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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<Ring ring> Hullo, Crispin here at GCHQ. Could you please use this backdoored software...

... Me: Hullo Crispin, as I'm a terrist and pedrofile I'll have to say no thank you.

Crispin: We'll make it the law.

Me: OK, I'll use it then. Goodbye.

Linux lobby org joins with RISC-V bods to promote open chip spec

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I see the advantage as one of available documentation...

No NDA's and so on which afflict some ARM SoC products.

'Massage parlour' location looks like Amazon stealth-testing secret new wireless network

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"Chrome Enterprises"...


Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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That's a good point. And...

... I bet if you run Tor or something similar you'll be fingered (Ooh, errr)....

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Good news for VPN organisations and so forth...

...what is the current thinking in putting two fingers up to the site blocking shenanigans currently?

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

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The correect term is...

... cat chip.

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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Actual money changed hands because I'd kept a copy of SCO FoxBase plus ....

... and a five-and-a-quarter drive to read it. That put paid to any ideas of throwing things away...

Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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"BigBen Interactive"

I think I saw that on an old VHS back in the seventies.

30 years ago, NASA put Challenger behind it and sent a Space Shuttle back out into the black

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Space exploration?

No one ever said is was going to be easy...

Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

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I'm a bit surprised that Uncle Sam hasn't given Eqifax a thrashing...

...after all Senators and Congressmen have been caught up in it.

US Treasury goes after IT shops for funneling cash to North Korea

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He should change his name to...

... Jim Phelps.

The Reg takes the US government's insider threat training course

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Off topic...

... what the buggerybollox is the new UI? Shock of the new? I should coco...


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