* Posts by Chozo

291 posts • joined 17 Jun 2013

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Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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Joke

You could go back to running DOS

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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Re: It was great fun

My sentiments exactly, sometimes you just want to get your gun off. No emotional involvement with characters or complex mission profiles, clan stats, nagware for micro-payment upgrades. Just you against impossible odds screaming in the face of death long into the night. If it moves KILL IT!

Brit bomb hoax teen who fantasised about being a notorious hacker cops 3 years in jail

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Devil

Matrix 101

This is why you start with OpSec and all the major boring training sh#t before you learn KungFu

'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit

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Coat

Given the amount of money involved the cartels have probably bugged the DEA & law enforcement in general for years. Alas slim chance of getting any data on that from a FOI request. Whilst at first this appears to be non-story as I have been on fleabay to get cameras that fit inside coat-hooks, shower heads and my shoes.. oh wait However in a paranoid world where the bad-guys are also tech savvy then a listening device that does not broadcast instead having weeks or even months of internal storage capacity makes more sense. The drawback being you need something bulky to hide it in.

Amazon robot fingered for bear spray leak that hospitalised 24 staffers

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Alien

"I've found if you leave something in a condition where people can hurt themselves, people will hurt themselves. Even if they have to go to extra effort to do so."

Florence Ambrose - Chief engineer aboard the "Savage Chicken"

Tumblr resorts to AI in attempt to scrub itself clean from filth

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Re: Spare A Thought

Indeed spare a thought. Places such as chess.com with 20+ million users employ full time staff just to keep the smutty avatars under control.

Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash

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Re: I thought Igor was just the lab assistant

Ah no, that's cousin Igor you're thinking of.

In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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Out of this world

Off-Planet file storage.. where do I sign up?

Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

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Devil

Re: Video Link

I thought the Police Air Operations Manual stated a minimum altitude of 800 ft above the highest obstruction within 5 km of the aircraft when flying at night? The data overlay on the video suggests that the police may of been way below that limit.

I'm not defending the drone operator IMHO he's a pillock but if the police pilot is at fault should they not be reprimanded as well?

Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship

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Coat

Re: Long Shot

Larry Niven called dibbs first... Ringworld chs. 4-5, 24

Imperial bringing in budget holograms to teach students

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Re: Real Genius

A true geeks movie ;)

Falling montage : https://youtu.be/CfL8N_bDo1E?t=276

FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface

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Burning question

How long does it take to flash roast a sheep in a vacuum at that distance from the sun?

Russian computer failure on ISS is nothing to worry about – they're just going to turn it off and on again

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Just going to to turn it off and on again

Tovarish, get me the hammer...

Pain in the brain! Kaspersky warns of hackable brain implants

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Coat

Re: suspicion

LarryNiven's Tales of Known Space series circa 1968 specifically mentions hackable brain implants.

Further back there is 'Aelita: Queen of Mars' a 1924 silent film however that used external mind control helmets.

Florida man won't be compelled to reveal iPhone passcode, yet

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Puzzled

So why can't we have a second password for "Opened Under Duress" situations as is common with many building access control systems?

NASA chief in Moscow: 'We will fly again on a Russian Soyuz rocket'

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Trollface

Alternative News Translation

To save the space station we have to fly the Soyuz or reveal the existence of the US secret space-plane program...

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

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Big Brother

Smoke & Mirrors

Concerns of oriental overlords with death rays aside, a dish that size would be awfully good at receiving comms transmissions. Be they from low power devices such as cell-phones or tight beam microwave links as demonstrated way back in 1975 by the Aquacade/Rhyolite spy-sats

Top Euro court: UK's former snooping regime breached human rights

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Devil

Re: Stopped??

For the security conscious whether they be simply paranoid or engaged in nefarious activity one must assume everybody... from the government down to your next door neighbor is keeping tabs on you. Here at work we have an email alert setup that tells us when the MAC code of certain phones appear on the wifi network. Postman, Sandwich van driver, Boss etc.

The eyes don't have it! AI's 'deep-fake' vids surge ahead in realism

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Coat

Merging Faeces , oh the posabilities...

Nelson Mandela giving Hitlers speech at the 1938 Nuremberg rally

Bin Laden sings the Blues

Vintage Dr Who remastered without Bonny Langford

PPI pushers now need consent to cold-call you

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It's a start

Now if they could just get the TV licensing people to stop the harassment and threatening letters.

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Cubicle Life

I was at a job interview early 1990s and all was going well until Itsy & Bitsy glove puppets appeared over the partition behind the HR droid. Still have nightmares about tribes of Sylvanian families appearing on my desk carrying post-it notes for my attention.

NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

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Coat

Sounds like a job for the US Space Force

I'll get my pressure suit, it's the one with the Space Sharks patch

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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Facepalm

Re: Oh my!

If you liked that you'll love this.

How to defeat high security locks with a paperclip and other fun tricks.

DEFCON 19 Insecurity: An Analysis Of Current Commercial And Government Security Lock Designs

Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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Coffee/keyboard

You've waited years to use that line haven't you?

User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

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Joke

Re: how to clean mousewheels?

Tell the kids to clean the cage or else...

... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

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Re: or just flatten Wales?

Should change the name from Watchkeeper to Wyvern, then the dragons will leave them alone.

Brit drone biz Sensat notches up 29km remote-control flight

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Re: only 29km?

Wasn't there somebody at DEFCON a few years back doing citywide wifi sniffing with a model aircraft controlled over the 3G phone network...

Computer Misuse Act charge against British judge thrown out

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Pint

I for one..

I for one feel sorry for the mods the lack of harsh comments and sly wit means they must be working hard to keep this thread civilised. In this mean time have a beer on me and don't worry, legal will stop fretting soon enough.

Done and dusted? Vast storm gobbles NASA's long-lived Mars robot

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Go

Bring It Home

I for one believe the little rover should be brought home to a 'ticker tape' parade and a cosy sandpit at the Smithsonian.

Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

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Unhappy

Re: sketchy chat rooms

Sadly they are no more and I miss the Wretched Hive of Scum & Villainy.

Tor-forker Joshua Yabut cuffed for armoured personnel carrier joyride

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Black Helicopters

Tou know somethings hinky when El Reg has more information than the BBC article.

'Vigilance' hacker charged over Minnesota government attacks

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Devil

Whatever happened to...

What ever happened to cool hacker names?

You blithering Ajit! Huawei burns Pai for FCC sh*tlist proposal

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Devil

Re: *Evil thought for the day*

Just keep peeling the stickers off while I put them into boxes that say Made In Mexico

Capture your late-night handbrake turns with this 'autonomous' car-chasing camera drone

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THe Chase Is On :)

The possibilities for both law enforcement and miscreants involved in a pursuit is terrifyingly fascinating. Drivers being able to see around the next blind bend or gauge traffic flow and successfully shoot the gap at a junction will make for some Hollywood worthy car chases.

International Maritime Organisation turns salty gaze on regulating robotic shipping

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Devil

Kill The Gibson

The IMO is responsible for monitoring ballast water discharge quality. Now with several nations dragging their anchors over the issue and some of those claiming to be compliant having poor record keeping then mandating tamper-proof remote sensing could be on the horizon. Perhaps even remote control of the ships entire ballast system...

Tufts boffins track device location without GPS or towers

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Devil

Re: "Can I go now ?"

Sure, right after we scan the chip embedded in your cranium at birth by our alien overlords.

Welcome to your sci-fi dystopia: Sonic firewalls to crumble inaudible ad-tracking phone cookies

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Dystopia?

What next, phones & TV's without an Off switch? .... oh wait

EmDrive? More like BS drive: Physics-defying space engine flunks out

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Devil

Re: So what do we know for sure?

Anybody caught putting cheese into the particle accelerator beam will be fired

Never use the words 'Anti-Gravity' in a scientific paper

Any research project, no matter how weird will get funding from somewhere

ISP TalkTalk's Wi-Fi passwords Walk Walk thanks to Awks Awks router security hole

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Popped a TT router back in 2016 for educational purposes, hardest part was getting physically close enough to pick up a decent signal without being noticed.

Presto chango, crypto buyo: You're travelling like El Reg's gang of nerds

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Coat

UK locations that are covered in scientific or engineering glory

Having a nostalgic moment...

I wonder if the (jet) engine test cell on the back of Staverton Airport still has the ejector seat in the control room.

'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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Flame

Re: Once again, it's NOT YOUR PHONE

Some would call it aggressive market research,

I call it for what it is, unwarranted surveillance.

Hitler 'is dead' declares French prof who gazed at dictator's nashers

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Alien

Re: Conspiracy Theories?

Obviously somebody has 'persuaded' the prof to keep quiet about what he actually found.

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Re: So WTF is wrong with the US school system?

Every education system has its issues however in this context it's more basic with schools being one of the three classical soft targets where you are unlikely to encounter any immediate armed resistance.

America's forgotten space station and a mission tinged with urine, we salute you

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Further reading

A house in space by Henry S. F Cooper I highly recommend for anybody interested in day to day practical side and problems of living aboard Skylab. The grit beneath the public relations gloss featuring such classic quotes as...

Why did I choose corned beef hash every day for breakfast?

Whoever designed this toilet has clearly never taken a dump in their life!

Don't tell mission control...

Skylabs unique floor system also gets several mentions with hilarious descriptions of the cleat quick step. (The official technical report was said to contain so many swear words it was redacted to just read: use velcro next time)

Wah, encryption makes policing hard, cries UK's National Crime Agency

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the dignity of private conversation

Well said Me Old China, now do you still want that Monkey on the Airs & Graces this Avvy ?

MPs petition for legally binding target of 95% 4G coverage across UK

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Big Brother

Persons in the remaining 5% either way will be placed on a watchlist and subjected to enhanced marketing techniques.

NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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Coat

Re: DRAMATIC MUSIC!!!

Airwolf had the better theme tune

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Alien

appeal of a ‘copter is obvious

NASA suspects the natives are hiding behind rocks waiting for lumbering the rover to pass.

You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

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Gimp

Web-dwellers who don't use Tor...

Web-dwellers who don't use Tor...soon will. There in lies the eye opening rub of the matter, can the TOR network cope with the influx? A quick check at time of writing reveals only 877 exit nodes and perhaps more worrying, lets be honest here TOR is not a place I would suggest anybody should go looking for pr0n.

Shining lasers at planes in the UK could now get you up to 5 years in jail

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Big Brother

Re: Intent is always important

Kudos for reading the manual :)

Question:

is the legislation specific to lasers & aircraft OR any camera being nobbled with a suitably bright light source? Speed traps, inner city surveillance, police body cams etc can be overly sensitive to Infra Red leds

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