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JS code at the network edge. Oh, you're still here and not running, screaming? Read on

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Terminator

Who's got the over-under on how quickly someone will get past the sandboxing?

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For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

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Childcatcher

Re: 'Thrives on the income of ignorance'

Considering the content is prefaced with "Extracts:" I'd hardly jump to "stealing".

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Chill out about net neutrality, says FCC head, because mobile phones are great

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IT Angle

Big John, did you come by to add anything useful to the conversation? Or just the usual diversions? I'm betting on the second, given that you have repeatably demonstrated a tenuous grasp of net neutrality. Exhibit A: https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3254920

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Holmes

Conspiracy time: Pai is playing the fool thus reinforcing the (absurd) notion that the FCC has no business in the net neutrality debate (or non-mobile internet in general). He's said many times he'd like the FTC to handle it (e.g. https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15215316/fcc-ajit-pai-net-neutrality-title-ii-plans-roll-back).

I doubt that's quite it, though. I really do believe that Pai is incompetent enough to flounder as he did.

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Climate-change skeptic lined up to run NASA in this Trump timeline

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Facepalm

Re: Belief has nothing to do with it: The fundamental difference between religion and science

"climate marketing organisations"

This is the part that kills me. People actually believe that companies that manufacture solar panels and windmills are bigger and have more influence than, say, oil companies. Are you fucking kidding me?

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Mushroom

Re: I don't mine a skeptic. I prefer a skeptic in this position

"Anyone else have a better explanation?"

Yes, I do: you're being disingenuous. Try taking the AVERAGE: https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-cooling-january-2007-to-january-2008.htm. Specifically, see this graph: https://skepticalscience.com/graphics.php?g=47. While you're there, feel free to correct any other ignorances you have by consulting this page: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php.

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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Trollface

Re: @cirby: So much for that Russian collusion story...

Give it a few hours. Fabricating nonsense rebuttals takes time, you know!

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Hey America! Your internet is going to be so much better this January

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"That happens a lot with this author."

Pot, meet kettle.

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Dems fightin' words! FCC's net neutrality murder plot torn apart

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Megaphone

Re: Huzzah

"why not let the providers build those extra 'lanes" with some of that profit? In other words, leave the market alone and it will accommodate all levels of custom."

In theory, this is correct reasoning. But in practice it's a complete fantasy. The obvious answer to "why not" is because there is no market. <= just one of a thousand other articles explaining the same thing. And by the way, this data comes from the FCC itself. For example: https://www.broadbandmap.gov/number-of-providers

Every NN opponent, particularly Pai, conveniently forgets about this. Look at what happened to Google Fiber. ISPs fought new deployments tooth and nail, dragging their feet over every single utility pole and lobbying to block it a hundred different ways. And what happened? Fiber, as of 2016, is no longer planning any more expansions. ISPs don't compete, they litigate. I don't know what's so hard to get about this, unless you're Pai, of course, who has a vested interest in making sure he doesn't understand.

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Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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Hell, where's the Kickstarter? I'll throw in $50. Grsecurity are a bunch of combative asshats.

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Trollface

Seems to me the solution is for systemd to drop libidn2 entirely, and replace it with their own implementation /s.

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So, FCC, how about that massive DDoS? Hello? Hello...? You still there?

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Re: Can we slap him?

The original comment was just words as well, but that didn't stop you from pouncing on it. Regarding the rest: I think we can both agree that Antifa is disgusting. But there have absolutely been attacks against protestors at Trump rallies - just google it. And yes, the attack against Scalise was horrible.

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Re: Can we slap him?

"Dude, that example is very weak..."

Fair enough, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. Here's some better examples: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-violent-rhetoric-history-226873. But pay no mind to the particularities of that article - unlike you, I'm not going to sit here and breathlessly defend any one party as being morally superior. Both sides have zealous lunatics that do and say violent things, and to a large extent, BOTH parties are responsible for cultivating the "us vs. them" attitude that provides such fertile soil for that violence. That was the point of my original reply.

And I'm sure you do have a war-chest of "Sure, Trump/his supporters/Republicans did X, but Hillary/her supporters/Democrats [did/would have done] Y, and look at how much worse Y is than X!?!?"-style stories. That kind of arguing seems to be pretty much Trump supporters' only defense tactic when confronted with facts or inconvenient questions.

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Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

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Joke

Re: Last time

"I look forward to Linux, the director's cut."

Hopefully they don't include the deleted scenes - those would take up a couple additional DVDs.

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Pop-up Android adware uses social engineering to resist deletion

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Mushroom

Taking a page from Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade "feature"

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LastPass resolves UK connectivity blooper

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WTF?

"Cloud-based password manager"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. But seriously, what a stupid fucking idea.

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Qualcomm faces $853m fine for alleged antitrust violation

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Coat

KFTC

It's finger-rapping good!

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Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash

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Trollface

"stckler for detail" - yeah, sure you are.

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Batten down the hatches! OpenSSL preps fix for high impact vuln

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"OpenSS has announced..."

Quick, someone inform the UN - the Nazi's are open-sourcing their paramilitary operations!

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Bleeping Computer sued by Enigma Software over moderator's forum post

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I don't really see how the distinction between staff vs. non-staff matters. It's not as if BC sells their own competing products, or otherwise have a business-related interest in stopping the sales of Enigma's software.

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Re: I was beginning to wonder if this whole article is just an advert for Bleeping Computer?

Spybot is still useful. Adware, last I tried it (4 or 5 years ago), was mostly bloated garbage. Shame since previous versions had been excellent. Maybe it has gotten better since.

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Apple tried to get a ban on Galaxy, judge said: NO, NO, NO

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"Apple has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm to its reputation or goodwill as an innovator without an injunction"

She's right - Apple has already accomplished this without Samsung's help.

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Honeybee boffin STINGS OWN WEDDING TACKLE... for SCIENCE

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Re: @mahasamatman (was: Only 382 ... ?)

jake asking for proof - now isn't that rich.

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

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Trollface

"You must sign into Google+ to complete the call as dialed"

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CERN team uses GPUs to discover if antimatter falls up, not down

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Silicon Valley wage collusion case will go to court

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Poor Koh

Seems like she has to deal with these tech companies' bullshit on a weekly basis.

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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WTF?

Re: The day AI works...

"...time honored manner of great philosophers, such as Socrates, with a series of questions"

Except Socrates' arguments usually made sense. On the other hand, I have no idea what point your post is trying to convey.

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Get Quake III running on Raspberry Pi using Broadcom's open-source GPU drivers, earn $10K

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Stop

Re: call me a cynic

Where exactly are you getting ~$500,000 from?

Also, it is the Raspberry Pi Foundation offering the reward, not Broadcom.

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Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

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@Adam 1

Thanks for producing my favorite comment of the week.

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US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Stop

"I am most concerned that as Bitcoin is inevitably banned in other countries, Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency."

What a crock of shit. That's a nice way to scare people away from using Bitcoin, but it's not actual evidence.

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Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin

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Should have mined Bitcoins instead - the exchange rate is much, much higher. Unless maybe he stuck to DogeCoins because they're easier to mine?

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Microsoft pockets a HUGE '$28' on an Xbox One: But NOT REALLY

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Facepalm

"In your FACE, Sony! That's 10 bucks more..."

Are you trying to tell me that the device that costs $100 more is also more profitable?

Whodda thunk.

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XBOX ONE and PS4, you'll make us RUN OUT of INTERNET

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Re: Enough with the capitalization

Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks for the link!

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Megaphone

Enough with the capitalization

This is slightly off topic, but for fuck's sake, could The Register cool it with the capitalization (*) in the headlines? Go to the homepage right now and you'll see a majority of the headlines have capitalized words. You wouldn't go around bolding and underlining every other word, would you? Enough already! Use it sparingly, for when you actually have something that warrants it. Right now it just makes the site look like it's full of click-bait.

(*) Capitilise and capitalisation, alternatively, for my friends on the other side of the pond

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PlayStation 4 a doddle to fix: Handy if it OVERHEATS, for instance

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Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?

The new Uncharted will be the first blockbuster. As for the second? Not sure yet - The Order looks pretty awesome.

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

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FAIL

Great f**king idea

There is no way this will work.

Option 1: Make jammers a standard "feature" of automobiles. Queue the DIY instructions for disabling it. Or, better yet, watch in horror as enterprising individuals yank said jammers out of their cars to deploy them in less noble applications.

Option 2: Make it a "feature" of cell phones, implemented with the accelerometer/gyro/GPS/whatever. Circumvented in short time.

Option 3: Maybe the car has a built-in RF module which, when the phone picks up the signal, disables itself. That too shall be disabled and/or re-purposed to disable cell phones elsewhere.

Never mind that these ideas are ridiculous to begin with.

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Microsoft FIRES devs into the CLOUD with Visual Studio Online

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Re: @dogged

Visual debugging may be the most wonderful feature ever - I won't argue that. But you completely ignored the actual point I was trying to make.

ShelLuser is right to complain about basic usability issues. His sentence, "...hoping that all the suckers "valued customers" who bought 2012 are now going to buy into 2013 to get rid of their problems." sums it up nicely.

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Mushroom

Re: @dogged

We've all gotten by just fine without "visual debugging" (whatever the hell that is), so yes, I think it is fair to "obsess" over things that are important. You know, like usability.

Congrats on being scammed by the MS marketing department.

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Coat

Re: Just Wait

Not quite - In fact, Apple uses bits of phone to hold their glue together.

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MEDIC! Google, Oracle, Red Hat docs race to save crippled Healthcare.gov

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Re: WTF?

I'm all for knocking Java (for various reasons), but this one can't be blamed on language choice. Sounds like the dev team was just incompetent.

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WTF?

"...although Google stressed this is not a company-led initiative."

In other words, Google wants it to be clear that they don't actually care.

Huh?

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Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

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Trollface

Re: "If you have any device with an integrated circuit in it, I likely wrote..."

jake?

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NSA-friendly cyber-slurp law CISPA back on the table with new Senate bill

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Meh

Yeah, we hear it. But there's not a whole lot we can do. New boss, same as old boss, etc. etc.

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Snowden: NSA whacks US in the WALLET, slurps millions of contacts books

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That's exactly the attitude that those in positions of power were hoping for. Congratulations.

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Google to award bounties for fixing non-Google open source code

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Coat

Re: fun with numbers

It means you're only about 1/4 as elite as the guy who got $3,133.7.

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Google chap reverse engineers Sinclair Scientific Calculator

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: @Fictional CV

Seems legit.

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Re: Been there, done that. In 1985.

You certainly have done a lot of ego stroking, jake, but not a lot of proof-providing.

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Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

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Stop

Re: Whatever the reason...

Your understanding is incorrect.

I qualified my statements with "presuming they choose to route traffic for other users". Diziet got it - any client can become a node if they choose. It is this type of user that will improve network performance.

"From what I've seen, though, service/hosting providers don't always like TOR nodes on their networks." - This is true only for exit nodes - that type of node serves as a boundary between the Tor network and the traffic's ultimate destination. The other, more common, type of node simply routes traffic between two Tor nodes. The traffic through this type of node cannot be inspected because it's encrypted, so ISPs have to basis for complaints.

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Whatever the reason...

it's good news. The more users, the faster the network (presuming they choose to route traffic for other users) and the better the anonymity (more traffic = more noise for someone focused on a specific user).

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