* Posts by Gravis Ultrasound

37 posts • joined 17 Mar 2013

London Mayor calls for social networks and sharing economy to stop harming society

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I remember once perceiving Europe as becoming more and more liberal....everybody would eventually be able to express themselves without governmental interference.

It was a good feeling!

FBI slams secret Nunes memo alleging Feds spied on Team Trump for political reasons

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Not paying $5.99 for fast access to TheReg....everything as normal?!?!?!

Impressive 'analysis', paragraph after paragraph running slalom between the numerous facts not in line with the conclusion ('Trump is Eviloooous'). No wonder left-wing people in the US are substantially more ignorant about the other side's arguments than right-wing people.

Misuse of the security apparatus in order to attack the political opposition ought to be something everybody want to expose and stamp out at the first hint of this happening.

DOJ/FBI has for many months obstructed Congressional oversight efforts .. long before the publication of of any memos. Sad to see The Reg, otherwise so in favour of intelligence services oversight, parroting bad excuses for non-transparency.

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Re: LOL!

The case was reopened because of thousands of State Department emails turning up on a computer belonging to Anthony Wiener. These emails were found independently by the NYC FBI office. NYC FBI was evidently not briefed on the 'HQ' special treatment of Clinton and her minions.

Comey's promise to keep the Congress updated combined with the high certainty of a Cinton victory allowed for the second showcase 'investigation' and 'exoneration'.

To Puerto Ricans: A Register apology

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This End of the World 'net neutrality' hubris is getting old.

Another puerile activist 'article' with zero information value. Any stories going against the Struggle is ignored (Awan brother still missing).

Too bad Reg let this go on, the other journos writing well and informative.

Is there a way of flagging biased activist 'articles' in advanced so we can avoid them? It seems like half of 'policy' articles here links directly to a democraticunderground posts.

Give us a bloody PIN: MPs grill BBC bosses over subscriber access

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The emperor still hasn't any clothes on

There we are, untruths is being dished out again by BBC.

Even See-Hear-Say nothing politicians sense how trivial it would be to introduce a subscription model.

BBC's current self-serving attempt to keep status quo is in line with how they blocked a subscription/digital card slot from the specs for the over-the-air digital set top boxes. Anything enabling adults choosing and paying for their own tv viewing is frowned upon by the cooperation.

Establishments' racket of forced payments for top-down ordained media has always been a product of profound European disrespect of the 'lesser ones' freedom and choices.

US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped

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The Reg mysteriously wiped clean for any mentions of the Anwar brothers...

sleazy as hell IT story, but wrong party..

Facebook's freebie for poor people under fire again

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This is the 'net neutrality' folly in a nut shell, using regulation to suppress other companies' service innovation.

Sadly, even the the Reg have emotional activist-journos who defend the excessive regulation like there was no tomorrow if the market is left to (shock and horror) itself).

Left-wing activists don't get free markets, never have and never will. Their 'oughta be a law against that' reflex is exploited by crony companies and politicians alike.

Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

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Reading the headline, my head was spinning: This author writes about something non-trump related...oh wait, the guy mentioned Trump...yeah Great Scoop Kboy... a non-IT negative Trump story!

#RESIST #RESIST #RESIST!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is just like the Nazi occupation man,


UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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Decades of reckless immigration policies = a lot of unpleasant 'adjustments'.

FCC's Pai: I am going to kill net neutrality in US

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Reading about Pai's proposals in other - less emotional and biased - articles, I am happy to hear that FCC will try not to a priori (over)regulate businesses. One can always address actual bad behaviour later on.

Free markets win over bureaucrats every time.

As Trump signs away Americans' digital privacy, it's time to bring out the BS detector

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I see THE RESISTANCE is alive and kicking in Reg's SF office.

Looking at the issues in a more objective manner, there's is much to be said for FTC handling ISPs privacy issues.

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Re: Optional

More no-nos, politicians cutting deals and bureaucrats is the wrong direction for the ISP market.

The market will come through with solutions for those of us who value privacy. VPN providers are already offering privacy as a service.

Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

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What a garbage article, is this what the formerly IT site is going squirt out! Left-wing tweets about anything Trump?

The reality is that the United States' National Security Council will function, de facto, exactly as it has done for decades. The additions/subtractions are merely formalizing what's going on alraedy (not all people need to be at all meetings if it's outside their field.

In fact, the Council will work better, as Obama didn't follow his own/the traditional setup of the various levels. Finally, the not-alt-right Steve Bannon is a former intelligence officer and more than qualified for the council. I rather have one Bannon on the Council than ten Susan 'lying' Rices.

President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Re: In Another Interesting Turn of Events

What a shame,the State Department has been oozing of success recent years. I am sure the private sector will fight over the chance of employing these exceptional leaders.

Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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It's nice to see that the Dems and Obama finally take cyber security seriously (when DNC is attacked).

I wish they had begun caring about the issue earlier though....it is a scandal how Obama's Office of Personell Managment lost 22.5 million (!) confidential background check data files to hackers.

I remember Obama had to pressed just a single person's resignation as a consequens of this cyber-security scandal. Now, it's different, the Party has been hit and the Dems minds are focussed.

Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'

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Straw man up...straw man kicked down...good for you reg hack.

Pwned Clinton aide Trumped

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OPMs to come

We can expect a continuity on cybersecurity between the Obama and Clinton administrations...

There's a future for Podesta heading Office of Personnel Management.

Dem-owned-crats: Now its congressional committee is hacked

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Re: Real Problem?

Yes, it's incredible that repeated hacks resulting in the loss of detailed information from 21 million federal(-related) personnel resulted only in a single resignation (the director).

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Re: Someone get Assange a cookie

Lars, les alle fakta om saken.

Most people don't know, or don't remember, that the Citizen United case was about Hillary Clinton attempting to suppress a documentary film about her.

Luckily, Supreme Court sided with freedom of speech.

Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Sort of expected The Register to stick to the main point here:

The awful attitudes toward information security as demonstrated by the democratic party and the obama administration. The data losses have been staggering the last few years.

Instead, the journo only engages in tiresome 'misunderstanding' of one of Trumps 'funny tweets'. Dem's plan of misdirection is bloody obvious. Let's talk about anything other than how dnc shafted Bernie.

Come on The Register, you can do better, focus on the real issues of information security.

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Re: I was going to say "So what"...

The German Guy was attacking AfD, the German Guy is a member of CDU, the party led by Ms Merkel...the woman who lost the plot on immigration.

PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

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JPMorgan Chase mega-hack was a simple two-factor auth fail

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Moved to the US this year.. January... a few short months after receiving a BoA debit card, a replacement had to be issued. No less than 3 major retail chains (visited by me) had their PoS terminals compromised. Now a major US bank is compromised to through sheer stupidity/sloppiness.

The IT security muppets of US need to get their act together.

Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

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Re: Others?


Station to station: Ten DAB-Bluetooth combo radios

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Re: Retro, Meh

Retro is fine, but this has been going on for more than a decade now. I suspect they're simply not able to fit a DAB decoder inside a cabinet smaller than a shoe box.. hence the perpetual retro look.

Intel on the alert: Thick, acrid smog in China, India is EATING servers

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or a giant threadmill with Greenpeacers in it... that would work too.

If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

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Skinner was more right about the process of language learning than Chomsky.

Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

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Stuck in the past

What the deal with utf-8 vs utf-16?

Even mobiles have 64 bit processors now. Is it too much to ask for a 64 bit character set? The current crop of software developers never learned to fully exploit the available computer resources.

400 million Chinese people can't speak Chinese: Official

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UK investor throws £14.8m at firm that makes UNFORGEABLE 2-cent labels

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Judging from ThinFilm's history, this will be 'vaporware' never to materialise in any quantity to speak of. This company always got a breakthrough in sales 'just about the corner'... playing cards for kids and other printable memory stuff... never sold anything. Their press releases have been about receiving (buy yourself) technology prizes et cetera. The company is something of a running joke on the stock market and so is their stock price.

Green German gov battles to keep fossil powerplants running

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German solar-energy costs are four times that of an expensive new nuclear plant. The two new nuclear power plants in Finland produce as much energy as the entire solar energy sector in Germany.

The so-called environmental lobby is killing European industry. Energy prices in countries pushing the renewable fairytale are skyrocketing compared to that of countries with more sane energy policies.

US Republican enviro-vets: 'Climate change is real. Deal with it'

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The end is Near!

Battery-boosting breakthrough grows on trees – literally

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Another hard hittting article from...

The Register's Flower Power office in San Francisco.

Google's Schmidt calls climate-change deniers 'liars'

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It's difficult to take seriously Schmidt's religious global warming fever when he together with the two other Google execs own and use 8 private jets between them(2011). Sure, the carbon emissions are offset through various 'schemes' (real or fradulent).

If Schmidt really, I a mean really, believed AWG to be an End of The World deal, wouldn't the very same Schmidt stop burning huge amounts of jet fuel zipping around the world (and additionally pay for further carbon capture initiatives)?

It is 'do as I say, and not as I do' time again.

Global warming fingered as Superstorm Sandy supersizer

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wow, false alarm level of .5 is the treshold for getting published in the field of 'climate change'

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