* Posts by malle-herbert

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High Court hands Lauri Love permission to appeal extradition to US

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If all else fails...

He could always try his luck at the ecuadorian embassy...

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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

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Taunton ?

And I thought they smelled bad on the outside !

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Google's 'adblocker' is all about taking back control

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Google blocking ads...

Great... but what about all the tracking that obviously will still be going on ?

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Trump's lips sealed on surveillance, complains EU privacy chief

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"they have extremely professional people still in the administration"...

Too bad they're slowly being replaced by Trump's cronies...

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Ambient light sensors can steal data, says security researcher

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Re: Light Show

Indeed... it's a highly unlikely scenario...

You could even hack an optical mouse to read a QR-code with it's light sensor if a user is dumb enough to hold it up to the screen when instructed to do so...

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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Good...

To see someone giving planned obsolescence a swift kick in the nuts !

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Large UK businesses are getting pwned way more than smaller ones

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Or...

Hackers tend to target larger businesses because of a bigger expected profit...

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Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali

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“Collision Avoidance Of Arbitrary Polygonal Obstacles.”

As usual... Apple tries to patent something with boatloads of prior-art...

Google's lawyers are going to have a field-day with this...

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Official science we knew all along: Facebook makes you sad :-(

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Re: Well that backfired spectacularly.

Don't say I didn't warn you...

Commentards don't like people groveling for upvotes...

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Re: Facebook makes you sad

I think you may be soliciting for a whole bunch of downvotes instead...

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Intelligent robots can walk the walk – but if they can't talk the talk, we can't get along

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Great...

Once the machines figure out how to lie to us to get us to do what they want we're all screwed !

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Subpostmasters prepare to fight Post Office over wrongful theft and false accounting accusations

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Looks like a typical case of...

Computer says no...

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It's not just Elon building bridges to the brain: The Internet of Things is coming to a head

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initially for therapeutic purposes...

And after that... for hooking everybody up to "the matrix"...

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RAT-catchers spot new malware attacking South Korean word processor

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So it's actually safer...

To keep using Windows XP ?

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Pong, anyone? How about Pong on a vintage oscilloscope?

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Re : the only way to top that...

Or building an entire processor out of discrete transistors...

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Governments could introduce 'made by humans' tags - legal report

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How about a...

"Made by 10 to 14 year old girls in a third-world country under abysmal circumstances while being paid a pittance." tag or label ?

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Teenagers think Doritos are cooler than Apple

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Teenagers think Google is cool...

Until they grow up and realise that every aspect of their lives has been filed away in a database and is being monetised by greedy money-grubbing ad-slinging marketing a-holes...

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First EU-US Privacy Shield annual review to take place in September

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Privacy Shield...

More like a privacy fig-leaf...

It's all just political posturing... replacing one broken system with another...

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PC survived lightning strike thanks to a good kicking

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Lightning strike ?

Did it happen to ask for 'input' afterwards ?

//no disassemble...

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Robo-AI jobs doomsday may, er... not actually happen, say boffins

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How about the jobs that those robots create ?

Think of all the programming, assembly and maintenance required...

Unless we start creating robots to create and maintain those other robots...

Then its robots all the way down !

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Florida Man can't pause cycle on Samsung 'exploding' washing machine lawsuit

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Violently disassembling themselves ?

You mean something like this ?

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ZX Spectrum Vega Plus backers complain of months-long refund delays

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Re: "Uncle" Clive's" business model.

More like the Ferengi...

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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No smut and no porn...

Makes Jack a dull boy...

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If you can't beat AI, join it: Boffinry biz baron Elon Musk backs brain-machine interface biz

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Makes it a lot easier...

For government or hackers to 'change your mind' doesn't it ?

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Happy Motherboards day: Here's some (Optane) memory

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Re: rank and file

Who's general failure ?

And why is he reading my disk ?

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Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

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"We are now constantly connected and hungry for data..."

Does he mean "we" the people or "we" as in : Google ?

As for the average IQ... I think humanity as a whole is getting dumber and dumber thanks to companies like Google, Facebook etc.

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Re: Surely they should be included as well?

Yeah... but since Trump has hotels there it would hurt his business... so no....

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Squirrel sinks teeth into SAN cabling, drives Netadmin nuts

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I'd rather deal with a squirrel than a huge nest of spiders...

Especially when you only find out about them once you've picked up a server and they're crawling all over your arm !

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Bloke, 48, accused of whaling two US tech leviathans out of $100m

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Re: "whaling (like phishing, but bigger)"

Ask captain Ahab...

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Microsoft's 'Application Verifier' bug-finder is easily pwnable

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Looks to me Microsoft needs a verifier for it's verifier...

It's verifiers all the way down...

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Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

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So...

Do they actually get a non-spying version of windows 10 or just one where the chinese government is spying on them ?

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Beijing deploys facial scanners to counter public toilet abuse

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six squares ?

No way that's enough to wipe my hairy ass !

Guess i'll have to stand in line twice then...

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Norfolk County Council sent filing cabinet filled with kids' info to a second-hand shop

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All that's missing is a sign saying : "Beware of the leopard"...

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The world's leading privacy pros talk GDPR with El Reg

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Privacy died a long time ago...

Even before 9/11 there were lot's of incentives (economic or otherwise) to spy on others and gather as much data as possible for purposes of law-inforcement.

These days thanks to the internet it's just a lot easier to gather information since everyone and everyting is connected...

I think data-monetization is just the next logical evolutionary step...

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Howdy-doodly-do...

These things are almost as annoying as a "Talkie toaster"...

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Hardware 'dislodged' from HPE SAN during cable replacement

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Never knew...

Screws turned the other way down under...

Remember... rightie tighty...lefty loosie...

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This week's top token gesture: Google Chrome chokes energy-hungry background tabs

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Re: how much would you pay ?

Nothing... because your precious data will be slurped anyway !

Sure as hell not going to pay them for it...

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Facebook, Google slammed for 'commercial prostitution'

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Well...

Google, Twitter and Facebook are data-pimps...

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Twitter app pwned by pro-Turkey hackers: Users' accounts sling 'Nazi' slurs

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pro-Turkey hackers...

Those guys must be a hoot on thanksgiving !

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Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

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Ads...ads...ads....

How long before someone figures out how to infect a machine with malware using these ads ?

Looks like adding another attack-vector to me...

If you can infect a browser... why not an OS ?

Maybe it's time for an AdBlocker...

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Japan fires shot warning off risky bidders for Toshiba's memory biz – report

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Re: National Security

Yeah... but that was Hiroshima... not Fukushima...

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Is that a phone in your hand – or a gun? This neural network reckons it has it all figured out

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Re: Dick Jones would like this

(after putting the gun down...)

"You have 10 seconds to comply."

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'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

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It only makes it easier to crack...

When a website asks for a password with at least 1 capital letter, most people tend to make it the first letter in their pasword...

And if people are forced to also use at least one or two numbers, you can be allmost sure they put those at the end...

Maybe it's time to educate people about password strength again...

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The future of Not Reality is a strap-on that talks to my smarting ring

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Re: Meh...

Should have checked the microdot on the 'i' on Rimmers swimming certificate...

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Meh...

Until they come up with something like 'Better than life' , I won't be buying into this whole 'Virtual Reality' crap...

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

And call themselves BlockBlock instead ?

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Re : I wonder where the scammers got hold of their client telephone numbers from in the first place.

Exactly... instead of fixing things the proper way, they're making life miserable for a lot of customers who are using a legitimate piece of software on their network...

If ShutupShutup really wanted to address the problem, maybe they could generate a brand-new account-number for every customer and send it to them accompanied by a letter stating that everyone using their old account number is probably a scammer...

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Kaspersky launches a range of perfumes to, er, defend your odour

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eau...

shit...

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Has your spouse stayed on after Mobile World Congress? This sex doll brothel might be why

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I really wouldn't want to be...

The guy who has to clean them afterwards...

Mines the one with the antibacterial soap stuffed in his pockets... --------->

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Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'

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Two words spring to mind...

Nanny State...

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