* Posts by MyBackDoor

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Wintel part deux? Microsoft Azure first for Intel Clear Linux

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It's empty like a tin can.

This will sound biased (and I am), but the point is to run the things you want on Windows 10, which has nothing you want. Microsoft has gutted out so much over time that you can't even change the colors to something you want. So now, Microsoft is starting to depend on Linux to bring things to Wintin you can use, while hoping you don't notice that they now have almost nothing. You should be happy.

I run Wintin for 10bit color in Photoshop, if Photoshop ports to GNU/Linux, or a VM starts supporting 10bit color, I'll have finally lost any reason to run Windows at all. Their shit had a way to go after WinXP, but after XP, they just kept making the wrong decisions. I for one applaud their failure.

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Ooooh, that's NASty. Security-watchers warn over man-in-the-middle risk

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Re: Don't update!!!! No, don't update!!!!

I guess off topic, but I like a lot of the little boxes these 1 off NAS machines come in, I kust never like the hardware they run. I've seen $500 boxes that look neat, but they basically are running a raspi. A lot of them don't even list if the RAM is ECC, which seems trivial to list. I keep an eye out for gutted ones on Ebay just for the cases.

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'Ancient' Mac backdoor discovered that targets medical research firms

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Re: A backdoor in what exactly?

Sounds like they don't know, as this is just generic code running. So, it appears to be a backdoor that was installed, which isn't a backdoor at all, but just an exploitive program.

As far as age, from source...

"Further, there is a comment in the code in the macsvc file that indicates that a change was made for Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), which was released in October of 2014."

I'm not sure what all the fuss is, especially considering it runs as user.

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US watchdog sues Qualcomm for 'bribing' Apple to swallow chips

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Pot meet kettle.

I guess it's only fair to be unethical if you have enough money for lawyers, then I guess it's whoever fires the first shot... wins. Like Yin and Yang, but without Yang.

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Seagate hauls out fat form factor throwback hard drive

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Re: Read the specifications the article links to ...

6gbs because they're trying to make a cheap drive, SAS wouldn't be available in typical applications for this. As far as 1gbs, you might be thinking of ATA133. Which yes, 1gb was the rough limit. SCSI on the other hand...

Reliable 24x7 means what when there is also a reliable 24x7 4TB? This product seems to make sense when I read about it, but when I think about the given applications and actually implementing them, why 2TB at 3.5? Again, I think it is marketing jazz.

As far as more expensive cables, actually the opposite. A SATA cable today still costs me less than a ATA133 ribbon did 15 years ago, and SCSI cables are significantly cheaper and managable with SAS.

As far as the actual mechanical limit of a platter, I don't know. It'd be interesting to see a video of this taken solely for this determination. I have heard a 12,000rpm drive give its all, so it would be VERY interesting to hear someone force a drive to something like 24,000. Again, this would need a video to hear it as it does its best.

"RAID rebuild?" - OK, but that can be said about form factor or capacity.

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In which application is a 3.25" 2TB more desirable than a 4TB or 6TB or... ? Even the examples given in the article don't meet justification, especially considering Seagate has 8TB models for each scenario for a reason. A 2.5" would of made this all make sense (smallish, but cheaper and better cap than SSD).

Unless these are 50usd or less, it appears Seagate is trying to create a market for its old stock before SSDs catch up.

Off to the side, who decided 55TB to be personal usage yet magically 10 * 55TB = enterprise? I missedthe case study on this, but somehow this is presented as factual by many manufacturers.

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Nielsen, eat your heart out: TiVo woos admen with prediction engine

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Re: Really

"(never mind the biological impossibility of inserting them)"

But haven't you ever noticed they don't tell you where to insert them? As a man I've been half tempted to buy a pack and "crack" this riddle once and for all. Nothing is impossible!

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches

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I´d like to see the same test done on Windows 7, to see how much protection with EMET is a hangover from the previous regime and how much is actually new.

Why stop at 7, why not step back to NT4. Of course that is part of the thing isn't it, this is all shiny and possible now that we have the gift of Windows 10. Like a jelly club, every month we are gifted with a wonderful surprise (of course we payed in advanced for this gift).

Did it remove the malware/spyware built into Windows 10 itself? Doubt it.

I like this, don't loose focus!

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Customer: BT admitted it had 'mis-sold' me fibre broadband

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Re: Hopeless Ofcom

Exactly!! No sense of discussing anything else. This matter has nothing to do with internet speeds or anything IT, it's all business. It should be illegal, but then again, it was just a mi$take.

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Tell us about that $1m horse, Mr Samsung: Bribery probe slips deep into South Korean giant

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Re: Hmmm

Hey....don't judge. While you are playing horse shoes, I'm playing horse holes. There's still ringers in it, just not, well.

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Hmmm

"It is, of course, perfectly possible that all three of South Korea's largest tech companies share a corporate fascination with horses, but prosecutors feel that is unlikely."

While I agree it's unlikely, horse racing/competition is at the pinnacle of the rich mans games. Some of the prices privately paid for a single horse can be down right insane, way off the chart of believable or rational !! I'd cringe at the price to breed with American Pharoh.

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Google Cloud unlocks key achievement

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Re: *scratches head*

Are you scratching your head wondering why the gunman has yet to pull the trigger? Don't worry so much, he will. Of course what is the analogy for Google sharing all your info to the gmen without it ever being known?

There is a movie named "Spies Like Us". That should be remade with Google's apparent business ethics as its plot. They wouldn't even have to change the title, because spies like Google.

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The top doc, the FBI, the Geek Squad informant – and the child porn pic that technically wasn't

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Before diving into the obvious, where's the rest of the material? Out of all the material on the hard drive, they only have this 1 image?

The image is no doubt kiddy porn, in my opinion at least. However, this reminds me of 20 years back when you would download files from usenet that were supposed to be 1 thing, but were a whole very terrible different thing. I had a horrible image floating on a hard drive for around 5 years accidentally, the fucker named it "readme". To this date, the only good thing I can ever think about the Patriot Act is that it helped clean up this shit on usenet, it was way too rampant and common (this and #CC on efnet).

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Backpage.com kills adult section, claims government censorship

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Re: US Constitutional Law is a tough problem.....

"... the spirit of the Constitution"

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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file

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It never stops...

"Adobe has posted fixes for more than three dozen vulnerabilities..."

Does Adobe have any clue about their own software, or is it just a fly by night situation? Wouldn't you consider a major rewrite at some point? When your only real product depends on graphical performance, you'd think you'd rewrite the software for the best performance, let alone security. Adobe is lost in the 90's.

In case you're out of the loop on what's going on in "Creative Cloud".

1. Massive price hikes, volume licensing is a joke now.

2. Photoshop updates are basically bug fixes just like Flash.

3. Lightroom updates consist of porting photoshop "fun" features to it.

4. Everything performs horribly compared to competing products.

5. Massive price hikes.

I literally run WinTin just for Photoshop, it's a nightmare.

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Google must be Beaming as Apache announces its new top-level projects

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Damn, missed it!

Right before you published, Google announced that Beam will be discontinued Jan. 11th.

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Soz fanbois, Apple DIDN'T invent the smartphone after all

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Re: Apple stole the iPhone

"PPC WAS doing well."

Not for Apple. You mentioned it yourself, Apple was so bad off it was helpless and at the mercy of other companies, scrambling for scraps off the table. The iPOD allowed them to regain a seat with R.I.A.A. "deals". Those deals were believed to stop to piracy, stopping piracy enabled mass music sales, sales on mobile phones sky rocket....ta da, iPhone. The article doesn't mention this or thinks it was magic. Either way the author has completely forgotten what Apple sold to the R.I.A.A. to get DRM music on the phone. To put them in clutch with Hollywood, to get them in clutch with carriers. STOP NAPSTER!

This period in time was the Windows9x/NT4 era. Don't kid yourself, Apple was in the trash and Microsoft reigned hell.

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Re: Apple stole the iPhone

"Apple were making increasingly popular computers through out the 90s..."

Rrrrrrrrrriiiiiiight. PPC was doing so well that they had to abadon it, along with their entire OS. So passes OS1-9, long live OS10.

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What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas: Razer prototypes nicked

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Let's forget where we put it,

and hype its advertising via "espionage". In the mean time, let's try to duct tape 2 more screens on, 5 might sell it.

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Verizon is gonna axe its 'unlimited' data hogs

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Re: To all the wireless carriers...

"Unlimited" doesn't mean "infinite"

Right, because infinite means limited.

On means off.

And everyone knows... no means yes.

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Uber's Movement dumps data on city planners

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Big city slicker.

This data is total trash for big cities, well, outside of it being yet another government spy tool. All this data is already known in big cities and has been for decades, because human expansion is only minimal at best. Want to know how long it takes driving the limit to get fron 32nd to 78th? Ask a taxi driver or bus driver. Want to know how long it takes in an emergency? Ask a police driver, firefighter or ambulance driver. For rural areas the data could help, if those rural areas have never had cops, taxis, firefighters, buses or ambulances. If they don't have those established, then it's real simple for developers (x+y simple).

This data is a spy tool. Not excusing Uber, but stepping back out of the box and realizing they're even asking for the data at all reveals the truth.

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Google caps punch-yourself-in-the-face malicious charger hack

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Re: Infected chargers?

"They need some "intelligence" at least to negotiate how much power to transfer, "

No they don't, but apparently they do for super charging or some shit (but I assume that is just a propietary term used to break USB spec and sell more adapters). Anyhow, I've wired together a very crude 5v transformer that can adequately charge up to 4a devices (i hope at least, new to this). It has charged about 10 different models just fine over the last 2 months (haven't seen past a 2600ma draw though). Trust me, my charger isn't smart...at all (in fact it's very dumb, even dumb looking :-j)

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Pharma hate figure Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter

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Sure, the world keeps turning...

But you too have now drank from the cup. Just another click bait. BOOM!

However, the contents of the article boil down to Twatter taking sides, and it's good to remind people that "social media" has private interests.

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IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

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Just because they're big with billions doesn't mean they're not trolling. But will anyone investigate billion dollar companies? Apparently not, so free pass.

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Hangouts hangs up on third party apps

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Re: The Google giveth...

"Expect all those spybot personal assistants to shut down in a year or so, as the inescapable decline of ad revenue makes even constant audio surveillance unprofitable."

I find that statement factually 100% false, yet I lie to myself and agree 100%. I fear spying on all citizens is now "too big to fail". FFS, they now want to watch you brush your hair!

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Mattel's parenting takeover continues with Alexa-like dystopia

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Building familie$

"I miss Ken, have mommy buy Ken."

"Ken wants a dog, have daddy buy a dog."

"We need a house now, ask to buy a house."

"Good little consumer, I bring happiness."

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Dotdot. Who's there? Yet another IoT app layer

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Re: :/ :/ :/

But the fact Gareth is spreading the word about this garbage removes him from that 1%. BTW, check your keyboard because it dropped the letter 'R' up there "... a set of CRAPIs and specs ..."

"Fake News" for sure. Scary to think there is apparently at least 99 other people out there reporting this.

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Assange confirmed alive, tells Fox: Prez Obama 'acting like a lawyer'

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Street Magic.

Can't tell WTF is going on here. Assange being used by FOX or vice versa? Palin trying to not be forgotten? Trump spicing up the entertaiment?

Who knows, but Trump, Palin and Assange walk into a bar...

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Seagate performs upgrade transplant surgery on LaCie external drives

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Struggling behind the tech.

"... a single Seagate 6TB 7,200rpm drive with transfer speeds of up to 220MB/sec though dual Thunderbolt 2 ports."

OK, so you're going to use 10v 5a to pull down <= 220MB? Doesn't even make sense from the start considering only USB 3.0 (5gbs) is needed. So requiring 2 ports of 3.0 or 3.1gen2 is just lazy...a complete fail for attempting any engineering.

Only need a motorcycle? Then drive a 4 door.

For clarity, USB 3.0 (5gbs) is really called USB 3.1 gen 1. USB 3.1 gen2 is (10gbs). It's all confusing since they started with "USB 3.0" terminology.

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Ridiculously small Linux build lands with ridiculously few swears

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Which graphics?

"...plenty of time for the devs to catch up with the graphics..."

Or which part of graphics? Nvidia's closed drivers run pretty well and they are fairly kept. Or do you mean.... "AI Graphics"...ooooohhhhhhhh...gotcha! A real life Lawnmower Man (or Lawnmower Penguin)!

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In case you need this...

http://http.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

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With so mamy complaints...

... how long can they keep their head turned?

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Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

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But how many had the capabilities to brainwash by "advertising for the temporal event"?

Remember when they wanted to project advertisements on the moon? Mankind doesn't deserve to have a future.

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US cops seek Amazon Echo data for murder inquiry

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Well, it's not binding to Amazon's intetests to not jave a gag prder on the police so they don't reveal it records way more than it should.

The police should comically request the data from the NSA, after all that's the purpose of this device for the NSA, that is it's 1 piece of the larger puzzle to spy on everyone everywhere illegally without ethics.

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Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

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Amateur radio fans drop the ham-mer on HRD's license key 'blacklist'

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You're right, and I know nothing about radio. It's total bullshit. They must think the amount of people that understand radio is <= to people who understand databases...they're in for a world of hurt.

If it wasn't possible, how do they file taxes? "Uhhh, I think we have 1000 active customers to claim this year...uhhh..." Right, sure, if that's not a flag for an audit, what is? If they take your money, blacklist you over a review, with no refund, then claim the sale on taxes...boy, there's all kinds of fucked in that. Someone needs to seize their DB quick before they have an "accident" and lose all records.

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Cops, Feds spaff $100m on Stingray cellphone snooping gear – and there's sod all oversight

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Re: Were this a strategy game ...

"If it cannot be managed in app then a small portable device ought to be able to detect the use of a stingray and report it."

What does that mean? Either you're talking out your ass or provide some substance to this statement.

I don't understand a bit about GSM, but couldn't you detect the amount of towers and the probability of their distances. What's the odds of 2 towers within 1000ft.?

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Screw EU! Apple to fight back over €13bn tax bill

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Just get on board already!

Did you know that there is no reciept for any payment Jesus ever made. But year after year there is millions of tax forms proving Jesus gets paid. So what is all the fuss about people? I for one am grateful to have Jesus in my pocket, and if you're not, I'll pray for you this holy season celebrating the birth of our lord at www.apple.com/giveth/thy/lord

Merry Christmas anyways...sinners

- Adam

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LinkedIn's training arm resets 55,000 members' passwords, warns 9.5m

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Re: Resetting Passwords: universal panacea?

And timestamps or hashes will be trusted because of... ? I wouldn't trust shit.

In the end I think sites like linkedin, facebook, or whatever are going to have to come up with a export account feature that literally exports the users entire account to a completely unrelated offsite location given by the user for the users own audit of validation. Does that sound old school and not future hipster tech enough? Maybe, but give me my 'account.tar.gz' and I'll validate it, then I'll upload it as a known good source for the account. Or I won't, because it's a backup after the hack and I'm fucked, so I'll have to depend on yoursite.com for revival of my data, but then I'll have to validate that still, so fuck you and yoursite.com.

I don't know, there is a lot of ways to help get past or come back frome security breaches, but none of those ways involve you controlling your own data on these data mining sites that appear to be "social".

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Hack attack fear scares Canadian exam board away from online tests

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Re: If Exams are unworkable online,

"Its easier to manipulate the results and very difficult to prove it was done."

Until it isn't. If the results are put into public scrutiny, repetition and occurrences of votes begin to quickly stand out. But, are the results put into the public eye? If not, your statement is air tight. Of course if it is all kept on paper, nobody but the select few will ever be able to rebut any voter fraud, which is how it is now with nobody really able to rebut.

I think electronic voting is a problem for governments and I believe they will try further to discredit them in the future. If electronic voting can be made to work, then a lot of jobs can be retired, particularly the U.S. Senate (or the Canadian equivalent).

There is a lot of arguments revolving around a new system of electronic voting, however in my experience most of those arguments are made by people lacking a true sense of change. Basically, those people just believe what we have now is all we can work with, and that's destiny...forever. The programmed type of people, nothing seems to be able to change them, but thankfully they are easily controlled or at least isolated (thanks to proven established partisan systems of pitting 1/2 of a country against the other).

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Beauty is in the AI of the beholder: Young blokes teach computer to judge women by their looks

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Re: Says more about young Chinese men than the women

Well, you can go on about all that, but I think you're right that it says more about the men. Every "woman" appears to be a teenager.

Outside of this, I wonder if they could create an app to do the same for a webpage. For instance...

www.facebook.com : Old_

www.google.com : Sneaky+

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Houston, we have a problem: 'App dev stole our radio station'

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Never hire CATS to do the job.

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

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"...perhaps by the time we sober up they will all have died off."

They are already dead! Ever seen the Oracle bio-pic called "Goonies"?

Ellison is One-Eyed Larry, and just when you think you've made it, BOOM!...a bunch of traps spring and Larry sales off into the sunset with all the loot.

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Yahoo! says! hackers! stole! ONE! BEELLION! user! accounts!

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Yahoo hacked... Cool... right on.

Anything else going on? Maybe a new cat video I'm missing or something?

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Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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May the H1B with you.

It's a retrospective piece, as the opening scene depicts a half ass offworlder being trained by a master in the swamps of Florida to take the masters place. If he doesn't work out, there is another (and another, and another, and another, and...)

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Snowden: Donald Trump could get pal Putin to kick me out of Russia

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Re: because

@jgarry

For fuck's sake you're a tool.

To answer the question: Donald Trump doesn't give a shit about US secrets, he only cares about US money. Something that will help bring him more money will be a pony show. Snowden can be that pony. If Trump does force him in, it makes Trump look like a cleaner and strikes even more fear into anyone that may attempt to do what Snowden has done. Thus, increasing trust in himself for whatever shady back room deals he will be involved in with any country or company.

However, I don't think he'll bring him in, as the government wants him forgotten and broken down. Besides, if they would dare convict him on this soil, there would be so many people standing behind him in this country that the government might have concerns of trust with their own citizens. Basically, politicians would deserve to be shot and they'd know it.

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Rift rift assists swift shift at crest of adrift Occulus

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Re: Do not want

Actually, I've been completely amazed this product still exists. FaceB0rk might be to blame. Everything they're involved in turns "uncool" almost immediately, almost as if they are the new AOL or something similar. But, at least Oculus was on top during the VR frenzy back in 2013, that can't be taken away from them.

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TalkTalk hacker gets iPhone taken away by Norwich Youth Court

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Re: Ridiculous

"if I have a frontdoor made of cardboard (not the case) and somebody kicks it and nicks my stuff, it is the burglar who is responsible. Not the victim."

Don't run a hotel with that mindset or you'll suffer far worse than TalkTalk.

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Meet Hyper.is – the terminal written in HTML, JS and CSS

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Wouldn't use it, but this has been around for years..

http://bellard.org/jslinux/

As for Atom, it took them 1.5 years to listen to their users and comply with EU law...

https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/4966

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Look out, Brussels: Google's moving the goalposts, barks price comparison rival

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Re: Interesting idea

But Google, Yahoo and Bing don't do that.

Have you ever played "Where's Waldo"? Once you find Waldo, it's clear that you've found Waldo. Until you find him, you take notice of everything that isn't Waldo. Google is backing that the longer it takes you to find him, you'll give up and click on something that interests you other than Waldo.

However, it's worse. Let's say you find Waldo quickly, what you may not understand is that there's dozens of Waldo's to find, all with little prices on there hats, and none of those Waldos represent the best price, they represent what you're told to buy.

Waldo is probably a bad example, but it boils down to you either A. being impatient. or B. believing you're seeing the best you can. You're shopping habits are being controlled wether you give in to impulse or find exactly what you want.

www.duckduckgo.com

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