* Posts by nuked

529 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012

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Working Apple-1 retro fossil auctioned off to mystery bidder for $375,000

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Re: Buyer unknown?

Or an asset fund looking for a tax write-off

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NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again

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Perhaps we could send up a few flat-earthers...

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IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND

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And what if I'm sitting comfortably (and miserably) in my office. Will these drones be coming to my widow?

This has to be a joke, surely.

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London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail

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Thumb Up

I love that a cloud service has brought an airport to its knees due to a cabling issue.

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SuperProf gets schooled after assigning weak passwords to tutors

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Holmes

All tutors from the tutor pages will be given a year's premium membership...

...and then we will double our prices next year once you're tied-in to make up for it. Thanks for being a valued customer.

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

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I'd want double that to work in Croydon

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Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'

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Holmes

I think you mean this exposes the local subsidiary to fines of up to 4% of pre-tax revenue, which in the UK at least equates to a handful of small change...

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Kids are more likely than adults to submit to peer pressure from robots

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FAIL

Pressure?

This is not peer pressure. 'Groupthink', maybe.

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Brit banks must disclose outages via API, decrees finance watchdog

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Great if it works, but I guess now this becomes a war of definition & gamification.

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Isn't all charging going to be wireless within a generation or two anyway? Seems like a useful conversation, but a decade too late as usual.

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Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

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Facepalm

Do people really still expect their browsing history to be private?

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Why is my cheapo Android red hot and switching off Wi-Fi?

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What do you expect if you buy a smartphone, off ebay, at a price less than the cost of a new screen on a recently-issued Samsung?

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Database ballsup: NHS under pressure over fresh patient record error

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Facepalm

Actually...

...an error rate of 0.08% doesn't seem at all bad. I think the issue lies with this statement:

"Some of these mismatched records date back to 2008"...

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US voting systems: Full of holes, loaded with pop music, and 'hacked' by an 11-year-old

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Mushroom

Surely the chance of actual election results NOT being hacked is close to zero...

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Emma's Diary fined £140k for flogging data on over a million new mums to Labour Party

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Megaphone

These DPA fines are just a rounding error for the companies involved. Complete joke. The sooner GDPR demonstrates a fine up to the alleged "4% of revenue" the better, and then these cowboys might start behaving themselves.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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But otherwise, all ok?

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WhatsApp security snafu allows sneaky 'message manipulation'

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Is this new? - I thought there was some stuff in January of these flaws.

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Should I infect this PC, wonders malware. Let me ask my neural net...

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Cue the launch of a new AI-powered threat detection product...

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Alaskan borough dusts off the typewriters after ransomware crims pwn entire network

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Re: 1st rule of an IT system...

Or their cerebrum

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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All androids look the same to me...

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UK.gov ploughs cash into creaky police technology

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Big Brother

When is "pre-crime" due to be unveiled? Problem solved.

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DEF CON plans to show US election hacking is so easy kids can do it

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Holmes

Standard democracy

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Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service

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'Co-operation with police'

Bingo

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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

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Facepalm

Matching on name & gender, and then automatically updating a record? Wtf is this, seriously.

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EU plans for domestic exascale supercomputer chips: A RISC-y business

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Terminator

Is that when we don't need the humans anymore?

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Sub-Prime: Amazon's big day marred by server crashes, staff strikes

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No press is bad press, especially when you have a live sale...

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Gov.UK to make its lovely HTML exportable as parlous PDFs

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'Long term roadmap' aka the list of things we will never do because by the time we find money for it the next genius would have taken over with a new strategic platform idea.

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Bogus Mobile Device Management system used to hack iPhones in India

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Facepalm

I'm not sure using a .ru email qualifies as 'trying to imitate a Russian hacker'.

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No more slurping of kids' nationalities, Brit schools told

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Facepalm

Killing the patient

The way to prevent the inappropriate use of the data is to stop using it inappropriately; not, to stop the data being collected in the first place. That is backwards.

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That'll learn ya! Data watchdog spanks two Brit phone botherers

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I pretend to be incredibly interested and put them on hold permanently whilst I "go get my bank details". Longest I think someone ever held on for is around 30 minutes.

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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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Paris Hilton

Must. Not. Google...

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Holmes

Poop

Finally, the great space turd mystery of 1969 has been solved

https://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8646675/apollo-10-turd-poop

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Amazon’s Snowball snowballs as Google's clone gets real and IBM's comes to Europe

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Snowmobile

Literally a lorry load of data. Mind. Blown.

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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I like this guy

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London's Met Police: We won't use facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival

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Headmaster

"London cops will not use controversial and inaccurate facial recognition..."

No, but they'll roll out the uncontroversial accurate version, right?

Or the iris scanners they now have to supersede the facial scanners?

Language is a funny thing.

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Look, we're doing stuff: Facebook suspends 200 super slurper apps

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Hang On

So pre-2014 permissions were sought and granted for TP apps to access my and my friends' data. The terms were updated in 2014, for obvious reasons, but not retrospectively applied?! So in theory I have a whole load of TP apps, all with various permissions based on when I was asked. This doesn't feel like transparency in any adult sense.

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UK gov grilled over massive exposure to struggling outsourcer Capita

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Cue bailout

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UK spy agency warns Brit telcos to flee from ZTE gear

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Holmes

This might have something to do with it...

"In March 2017, ZTE was fined a total of US$1.19 billion by the U.S. Department of Commerce for exporting U.S. technology to Iran and North Korea in violation of sanctions."

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Virgin Media skulks in disused public toilets

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We're going to need a bigger boat.

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US Homeland Security breach compromised personal info of 200,000+ staff

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Eh?

So the list included witnesses and complainants, and the purpose is not thought to be the theft of personal information? Well I'm sure a subscription to credit agencies will be a comfort to those exposed.

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Security catch-up: Nigerian prince email ring cops collar ... Louisiana OAP?

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You forgot that an MPs PC got hacked and a history of porn browsing was uploaded, much like the John McAfee incident I suspect.

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MH370 final report: Aussies still don’t know where it crashed or why

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Black Helicopters

There is, without any question, more to this story than is being told...

The guy was doing some strange stuff in simulators prior to the disappearance, and despite us being able to view a pimple on the nose of anyone on the planet via satellites, nobody knows what happened or where it is? Come on.

The idea that since 9/11 we're not tracking the precise location of every aircraft everywhere, is just not credible.

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Re: Security Researchers

CyberArk appear to be a pretty big deal in the field, and I'm sure MS are not at all motivated to underplay the severity of a vulnerability in their flagship protection software...

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Ubuntu sends trash to its desktop's desktop

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Holmes

Re: Wot! Someone copying Apple?

Bins

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Russian admits being Ebury botnet herder, now jailed for 46 months

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Coat

Should have used windows

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WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

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Trollface

FTFY

thanks to Tony Blair bending over backwards forwards

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WannaCrypt victims paid out over $140k in Bitcoin to get files unscrambled

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Eh?

I would love to see the evidence relied upon to blame a backward retrograde nation, barely capable of wiping their own arses. So what could a well funded, capable nation achieve in terms of havoc if this is what we can expect from North Korea? It's just not credible; sorry.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Re: The end

Windows Key

"snip" <Enter>

Drag box

Copy -> Paste

Easier.

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DDoS attack brings Qatar's Al Jazeera website to its knees

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What was being said that required it to be taken down?

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Obama's intel chief says Russia totally tried to swing it for Trump

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"potential jeopardy to the very fundamental underpinnings of our political system"

You cannot, for years, silently benefit from a system that allows the purchasing of power for money and then start throwing your toys out of the pram when the next investor takes over because you don't like the colour of their money.

Don't get me wrong, I think trump is a dangerous tool, but let's have a conversation about the game and not the player.

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