* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny

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Seems like they deserved each other...

...I'm hoping both sides lose.

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Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

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It appears from the article that Mr. Wolmar is a railway enthusiast...

...so, in the words of Ms. Rice-Davis, he would say that wouldn't he.

My observation is that, even with massive subsidies from the tax payer, the train service isn't what you might wish.

Time will tell of course, but my money, if I had any, would be on the autonomous cars. Imagine this, you go to work in your car. When you get there you go into work, then your car goes to work as an autonomous taxi, returning later to take you home. After dropping you at home the car works the taxi night shift. I don't think The Holborn Effect will stand in the way of that.

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WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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There IS a more-or-less plausible solution...

Mr. Assange renounces Australian citizenship and becomes an Ecuadorian citizen. He is then hired as an Ecuadorian diplomat. He then leaves under diplomatic protection (remember the Iranian Embassy fiasco). Problem solved! I should do this professionally!

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Brit film board proposed as overlord of online pr0nz age checks

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This is being set up to fail...

... the end run is a government run white list because the 'blocking didn't work'. Once the need for a white list is is established a charge will be made to be accepted or retained on the list. Like other similar schemes the charge will be insignifiant at first. Later it will be turned into a source of revenue for the Exchequer.

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Canadian! fella! admits! hacking! Gmail! inboxes! amid! Yahoo! megahack!

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Earth is flat too?

Alfred Russell Wallace, of evolution fame, won a bet, proving the world is round. He never collected though. Never trust flat-earthers...

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What's that fresh, zesty fragrance? Oh, Linux Mint 18.3 has landed

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Our move at work from XP to Mint Xfce was smooth. Linux...

...on the desktop since 2014!

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Munich council finds €49.3m for Windows 10 embrace

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I'm surprised it took so long...

If Bill was still in charge this would have been stamped out yeas ago....

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Samba needs two patches, unless you're happy for SMB servers to dance for evildoers

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Re: Samba again

For those unfortunates who don't know what Tony is going on about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1v01SGtGE

<wanders off snapping fingers>"Ooh, bar, ooh bar, ooh bar"

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'Urgent data corruption issue' destroys filesystems in Linux 4.14

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"This would have been found just as fast in closed source."

Or would it. Here, for example, is a bug that affected me back when I use Win 7: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/13a7426e-1a5d-41b0-9e16-19437697f62b/windows-7-64bit-corrupting-altering-large-files-copied-to-external-ntfs-drives?forum=w7itproperf

It's hard to say how long the bug existed for before being found, but a fix was a long time coming, in fact I don't know if this was ever fixed. It's part of the reason I moved to Linux.

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Re: That's open source or you...

@Carter - really?, this again? Surely even you can recognise that this is a case of 'many eyes' finding and fixing the problem more-or-less instantly.

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It's 2017 – and your Windows PC can be forced to run malware-stuffed Excel macros

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...a blackbox .... not ... a...divinity...

Amen to that brother.

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Equifax Q3 results: Not as bad as you might have hoped – hack only cost biz about $87m

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This is all very well, but it isn't jut the plebs who's information has been leaked...

...Congressmen and Senators too, so I don't see the Gubmint bending over backwards to help out. In fact I see a Chapter something-or-other bankruptcy down the road. No doubt the astonishing bankruptcy laws of the good ol' USA of America will be used to protect the guilty. See Federal Mogul vs The People of Armley for more details of how these things work.

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Intel's super-secret Management Engine firmware now glimpsed, fingered via USB

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Access to the USB ports?

Plastic Padding* is your friend. It stops the likes of Stuxnet in its tracks.

* Type Elastic natch.

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China-owned Opera touts big comeback

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I use it every day, but...

... it's STILL not as good as version 12...

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Dell forgot to renew PC data recovery domain, so a squatter bought it

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"It's quicker to deal with missing drivers etc on a bare Windows install ..."

I thought activation keys were OEM image specific? No? Enquiring minds need to know...

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BT agrees to cream off less profit from landline-only customers

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I'm seriously considering going 'mobile' only. After all I don't do that much...

...bittorrent...

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Holy DUHK! Boffins name bug that could crack crypto wide open

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Horrible image is horrible...

...what next ElReg, 'crushcat'?

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

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It's nice to see Ubuntu geting its mojo back, but...

...like a lot of Linux user I migrated to Mint during the Unity years and I'm more than happy with it.

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Hate to break it to you, but billions of people can see Uranus tonight

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"...the telescope was invented in Italy and not in England."

Err, that notable rain free country the Netherlands. Probably by Hans Lippershy. Check out the Wackpedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_telescope

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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The Sword of Destiny has again been drawn. It can mean only one thing. Arthur has returned ...

...to save us from the the oppression of corrupt and lazy politicians. About time too.

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Sounds painful: Audio code bug lets users, apps get root on Linux

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Re: Many eyes!

Oh Carter, here we were thinking you might have something original to say. Maybe next time...

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Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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Expect future 'protest' domains to be run by...

...Trump et al....

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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"And if you MUST run them..."

Noscript baby, you know it makes sense.

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FreeBSD gains eMMC support so … errr … watch out, Android

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I use FreeBSD at work because...

...ZFS!

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Breathtaking arrogance...

...Even now I'll bet she's shopping around for an 'expert' who agrees with her views...

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Patch alert! Easy-to-exploit flaw in Linux kernel rated 'high risk'

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J J Carter in new comment shocker...

Not much of an improvement in troll value however. 2/10 Must try harder.

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"I look forward to intelligent discourse re..."

Yes indeed, and also Carter advising how this problem occurred...

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Latest Linux kernel release candidate was a sticky mess

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@J J Carter - "Many eyes, but all looking at pr0n"

Think of something new to post in Linux bug threads.

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Why Uber isn't the poster child for capitalism you wanted

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Black cabs vs minicabs vs Uber...

... Is there any way for them all to lose?

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Cops shut 28k sites flogging knock-off footie kits and other tat

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Re: One use card numbers

Details, details!

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More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap

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'Home taping', Napster, Bit Torrent, now Youtube...

It seems music just won't die.

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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Let me make a prediction...

... An attractive girl get the 'job'.

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Lord Sugar phubbed in peers' debate on 'digital understanding'

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I can't say that dinner with Lord Sugar would capture all my attention...

...either.

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Everyone loves programming in Python! You disagree? But it's the fastest growing, says Stack Overflow

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Re: dBase II...

>how much xBASE code is still out there, live and being maintained?

Round my gaff? 100%, thanks to Harbour. Cross platform, 32 bit and 64 bit. Perfect Clipper compatibility. What's not to like. Harbour deserves to be better known.

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dBase II...

...dBase II -> dBase 3 -> dBase 3+ -> dBXL -> Clipper Summer '87 -> FoxBase Xenix -> MS FoxPro Unix

-> Harbour.

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Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax

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Great news if you're a...

... Mercedes dealer.

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Flying electric taxi upstart scores $90m from investors

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Why am I imagining Clarkson and Co with their 'electric car'?

"How hard can it be?" etc

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VMware wants security industry to shrink so its ambitions fit into market

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I can imagine the meeting...

CEO: "We're brilliant at whatever-it-is we do, so we'll be brilliant at security."

Everyone else: "Brilliant, you're a genius. Trebles all round."

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User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box

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"It's the only way to be sure"

...as someone once said.

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Oh, ambassador! You literally are spoiling us: Super-stealthy spyware hits Euro embassy PCs

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Re: For Sensitive Stuff

It makes you wonder what the computers at GCHQ and the NSA run... Anyone know?

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Oxford?

Cambridge dear boy, Cambridge.

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SUSE pledges endless love for btrfs, says Red Hat's dumping irrelevant

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Yes, well lets just hope that the love between RedHat and Microsoft doesn't mean a move to...

...NTFS.

Sorry about topic drift here, I've been having an 'interesting' time with Win 7 just lately.

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Identity fraud in the UK at 'epidemic' levels as cases rise 5% – report

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A 'friend' of mine made an off-colour joke on Mumsnet, bad idea...

... A few days later the Fifty* were at his door accusing him of being a pedo...

* Five Oh, our outstanding police service.

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Microsoft, Red Hat in cross-platform container and .Net cuddle

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Redmond Hat?...

... MicroHat shirley?

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

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...and with this revelation Hutchins is totally screwed...

The British security services will now have to make sure he never comes back.

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Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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I've been using Virtualnames AKA UKServers recently...

No complaints from me. As usual YMMV. In the past I used Hostroute/Nameroute but they were taken over by Vidahost and they seem OK but more expensive.

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Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

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I would expect a spook or ex-spook to say "We aren't going after encryption"...

Whether they are or not...

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

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Seventy percent is good, when it's the default?

I would have said that was very poor under the circumstances. I assume MS recognise this and have a plan to eliminate the option to turn off telemetry.

The US gubmint gets a special build I understand, but outside the US I think governments will have to look at the alternatives. I was most surprised that the Chinese government embraced Windows, in spite of developing their own OS. Most Odd. What can it mean?

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FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

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" it interests me that they release the specifics of these investigations."...

... My guess, they aren't revealing the full story and/or are lying about the details using the 'parallel construction' approach.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux is coming to Windows Server

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Oh joy, more embracing...

... where will it all lead?

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