* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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Re: "Head on a pike"

Just need to make the board, personally and jointly liable for fines equal to a proportion of the company fine, so fine the company €100m and each director €10m. Fines are not normally expensable - as it encourages the board to behave legally/ethically if they have to pay for their misdemeanors personally.

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"If Office programs are well-structured code"

Yeah, how likely is that?

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

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Choice of implant location?

under the finger nail, middle finger please.

..|.

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Another 3D printer? Oh, stop it, you're killing us. Perhaps literally: Fears over ultrafine dust

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"Lots of things are dangerous if you use them incorrectly."

However they are usually a lot more fun used incorrectly.

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UK defence secretary ponders £50m hit to terminate Capita recruiting contract

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"...politicians don't have the resources..."

Since when has that ever stopped them?

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Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

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"... my employer's systems, or vice versa, for security reasons."

Their security or yours?

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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"... A government of horses!"

That's what we have already.

Oh wait, just the rear half.

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Apple forgot to lock Intel Management Engine in laptops, so get patching

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Re: Obscurity

If the doorway is bricked up they will just bring a bolster and a hammer.

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Why the f*******k does everything have to be f****king software f****king controlled?

Simple - so that they (Intel) can switch the mode of the processor when it suits them not you.

the word Crippleware springs to mind.

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Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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So its time to manually create a restore point again - and also make sure restore points haven't been disabled again...

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Attempt to clean up tech area has shocking effect on kit

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Re: Not everybody appreciates the cleaners - especially robot ones !

Only one thing to say to that.

Roomba Knife Fight!

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A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds

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"... Xerox Phaser (solid ink) 8560"

Big Duplo sized crayons!

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Did you find out how deep the rabbit hole went?

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

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Re: RE: PGP?

Frottage biennial customised psycho-the-rapist.

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Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

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Delta T

How much heat does that throw out?

and does it come with asbestos trousers?

I bet the fan output vents are on the left too.*

*I'm left handed (or ambi-sinister according to some) so sue me, I get my fingers toasted using the mouse regularly.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a giant alien space cigar? Whatever it is, boffins are baffled

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Is it a Culture ship?

Ulver laughed. "It looks," she snorted, "like a dildo!" "That's appropriate," Curt Lyne said. "Armed, it can fuck solar systems."

(describing the Psychopath Class ex-ROU Frank Exchange of Views)

Excession - Iain M Banks.

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Software changed the world, then died on the first of the month

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Backend bod: "Either way is fine"

Ouch that is painful.

The correct answer should always be ISO-8601 format.

Even if you need to present it to a user in dd/mm/yyyy or in a completely wrong format (i.e. mm/dd/yyyy) it should be stored as ISO-8601 and translated in the UI.

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"A third of the possible dates is a fairly thick edge."

No need to be blunt about it.

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Yubico snatched my login token vulnerability to claim a $5k Google bug bounty, says bloke

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No good deed goes unpunished

'nuff said.

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Apple will throw forensics cops off the iPhone Lightning port every hour

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Re: Why didn't they operate a 1 hour lock-out after five (or whatever) failed attempts?

I think i would stick with !d0ggggggggg as my 12 digit password or something similar.

Easier to remember without writting it down and still a random target for the hacker to find.

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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"... won't survive on a vegetable diet unless it contains specific additives."

Such as Meat and Fish!

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Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work

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Re: Indeed on the pork ...

From wedded to welded?

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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"Maybe HMG should have outsourced it to Crapita?"

Nope - Big and Expensive- I mean British Aerospace.

Just look at their track record for negotiating with the MOD.

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Meet the real spin doctors: Scientists tell H2O to chill out so they can separate isomers

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"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."

Infinitesimally little in the case of homeopathy...

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Want to know what an organisation is really like? Visit the restroom

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"...a shared brush was a Roman thing"

That was a sponge on a stick.

Also where the phrase "Getting the wrong end of the stick" comes from.

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Re: We need some ...

I find the airblades spray your pee everywhere, not a good urinal design.

But as they say, you can't dry your balls in an airblade, well you can, but you have to really commit to it.

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calling a bin a waste paper basket.

Nope, not understanding this one...

Oh! you mean the round transfer case to the offsite storage facility?

All my filing goes in that one...

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Real fake scam offers crypto-coin to replace frequent flier points

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I was thinking the former directors of Carillion - allegedly.

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NetHack to drop support for floppy disks, Amiga, 16-bit DOS and OS/2

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"...or chipped stone axes"

Speak for yourself!

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Russians poised to fire intercontinental ballistic missile... into space with Sentinel-3 sat on board

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Re: Venery Name Game

So call it the Stick or Jacob's rung - needs a few more to become a ladder!

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Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: Health Hazard?

You will have to pry my open fire out of my cold dead hands...

Wait... what?

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"The first person to make and patent "a genuine foolproof {enter widget name here}" ...

will be responsible for the creation of a better class of fool.

It's a race to the bottom folks!

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'Dear Mr F*ckingjoking': UK PM Theresa May's mass marketing missive misses mark

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"Does this mean the road to Damascus is closed too?"

I'm sure the Israelis could open it in less than a week.

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BOFH: Honourable misconduct

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Re: @Dante

Does bouncing count? a quote from the book by the aforementioned Silk. :)

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Scotland: Get tae f**k on 10Mbps Broadband USO

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"Though BT are currently being bastards."

So business as usual then?

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Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte creating app to register 3m EU nationals living in Brexit Britain

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Deloittes involved?

At least the code will be available for review on a public repository.

Wait what?

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OpenAI challenges you to beat 1990s classic Sonic the Hedgehog using machine learning

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Hmm heard something like this before...

Something to play tedious games for you?

Whatever next, an electric monk to believe tedious things for you?

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Hubble sharpens measurement of distance to ancient cluster

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Re: 7800 Light Years?!

The galaxy itself contains 100 million stars,

It's 100,000 light years side to side,

It bulges in the middle, 16,000 light years thick,

But out by us it's just 3,000 light years wide,

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Thanks to Monty Python.

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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"Nothing is as easy or effective suicide wise as guns"

A warm bath, a couple of aspirin and a sharp blade to the femoral is pretty damn easy and effective as a suicide method, plus you dont get the botch where they flinch as they pull the trigger and end up alive but maimed and brain damaged.

Ditto driving a car full of your nearest and dearest* off a cliff.

* For a given value of near and dear.

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Re: @ShelLuser

Oddly enough the last weapon I bought was from Holland. 4th - 5th Century Germanic spear, semi sharp (easier to get through customs than full razor edge and only takes another couple of hours to bring it up to silk slicing).

I recommend celticwebmerchant for all your weapon needs in Holland, though you can get some real craftsmanship out of some of the Polish artisans.

My name is Omgwtfbbqtime and I am a reenactor...

I quite often have a car full of sharps that are designed purely for causing severe organic damage.

I do not do any period after the Twelfth Century so never bothered to get a shotgun permit - being a reenactor is considered an acceptable reason to be granted a the firearms permit in the UK as the shotgun permit covers black powder weapons.

This does not mean that I do not possess ranged weapons, I have javelins, slings, bows - any and all are lethal with practice.

- and yes, I have been stopped by the Police with a full load on the way to an event, had a good chat and on the way I went no issues.

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One solution to wreck privacy-hating websites: Flood them with bogus info using browser tools

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Called it.

Two weeks ago.

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Linux 4.16 arrives, keeps melting Meltdown, preps to axe eight CPUs

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Re: And so fairwell blackfin, cris, frv, m32r, metag, mn10300, score, and tile.

because it could be?

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Are you able to read this headline? Then you're not Julian Assange. His broadband is unplugged

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" he would have had two rounds in his head, throat or chest"

Please, these are professionals.

And in the modern military it is all about touchy feely stuff like Hearts and Minds...

Two to the heart, one to the mind.

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Re: >... serious aggravating factors.

He IS a seriously aggravating factor.

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

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Coffee/keyboard

I read that as impairing technological advancements...

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Take the dashboard too literally and your brains might end up all over it

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Re: All a dashboard should do

Or as SWMBO used to do, turn up the stereo so you cannot hear the funny noise!

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All a dashboard should do

Is tell you where to start looking.

Does something look odd?

Even with a car, the dials and lights are just there to tell you there is a problem not solve it, even then if the Dash shows everything is normal, nothing to see here, but you hear a horrible grinding the problem is with your dash not your ears.

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Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: You kind of already have a case of patenting DNA...

That's fine.

However if the copyright is held the company as a legal entity, it owns the copyright and is immortal - unless it fails and is wound up. hence (c) Sony/Disney etc.

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Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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The obvious answer...

is lie to facebook.

If enough people did it, on a large enough scale, the dataset would be useless* and hence valueless.

*except to sociologists/psychologists researching into social fiction.

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Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey

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I hear Rambus are hiring, they may be ethical enough for you.

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