* Posts by NormDP

30 posts • joined 21 Aug 2013

Tupperware vehemently denies any link to storage containerisation

NormDP

A lawyer trying to justify his retainer. As usual, he does more harm to the Tupperware brand and good name than was ever done in the good joke of a forgotten headline.

How to evade the NSA: OpSec guide for journalists also used by terrorists

NormDP

A bad man will use anything and everything a good man uses. Is the solution to imprision all the good men just in case?

Let’s re-invent small phones! Small screens! And rubber buttons!

NormDP

Let's reinvent the flip phone.

Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

NormDP

He owes his presence in the West far more to Shakespeare than to coding.

Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

NormDP

If MSFT wants to push Windows 10 so much, let them upgrade my Vista machine. But don't mess with my Windows 7.

The next Cuban gristle crisis: US Navy warship powered by beef fat

NormDP

In the Brave New World, the Navy will be able to rend the fat of its victims for fuel.

TPP: 'Scary' US-Pacific trade deal published – you're going to freak out when you read it

NormDP

If it is so "broad and balanced" what is the point of it? This shows the real intent. It is a foot in the door for followup lawsuits to expand corporate power through pliant judges and interpretation.

Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

NormDP

Cram it down my Vista; not a perfectly good Windows 7.

MYSTERY PARTICLE BLASTS from Ceres strike NASA probe Dawn

NormDP

Looks like a caldera. Yellowstone on Ceres.

'I promise you I will win', says completely sane presidential candidate John McAfee

NormDP

Don't count him out. A great portion of American voting is done electronically even though it has been shown to be corrupt, not just in theory but in practice. Who has more knowledge on how to rig voting machines than the man who built his reputation dissecting viruses?

As McAfee runs for US President – we ask a crucial question: Will Reg readers back him?

NormDP

He's the closest thing to None of the Above. So, why not?

I want my EPG, say Windows Media Center users left in dire straits

NormDP

BeyondTV was the best of these DVRs for simplicity and ease of use. Unfortunately, it has been long discontinued by the developer. Have tried Media Portal but find the set up to be a headache and the operation not as user-friendly as BTV. MCE is a bit in-between. Easier to set up but not very user-friendly. I am looking forward to the upcoming release of Homerun DVR, and hoping it will be the best on all fronts. Unfortunately, it will be subscription based.

US trade watchdog to FBI: 'You think the crims won't know about the backdoor too?'

NormDP

And, why are we kidding ourselves? The Feds and crims are often one and the same people.

Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

NormDP

Snowden doesn't deserve a pardon; he deserves a commendation. It is Obama and all the others who need the pardon.

Windows 10: A sysadmin speaks his brains – and says MEH

NormDP

The most concerning thing about the new OS is the spying issue and the power given to MS to install any kind of spyware or user malicious updates it chooses.

German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

NormDP

Leave the old guy alone.

America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

NormDP

One of the great myths that America has claimed over Communism is that in the US you can own property. Nonsense. If you think you own it? Stop paying taxes on it. See how long you own it. You own your shirt -- nobody can make a claim on it -- but you don't own your house or anything other real property.

US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

NormDP

Stupid on all counts. They'll get them anyway; and, if they don't, they'll make their own.

Watching porn makes men 'better in bed'

NormDP

The dirty little secret about pornography is it is all about the woman being pleased and satisfied, not the man.

HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

NormDP

Cut and run.

You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

NormDP

It's net neutrality or a neutered net. Freedom has balls. Show them.

Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather

NormDP

The argument that those who have done nothing wrong have no need of privacy is the clearest indictment of the government as an actor that is doing EVERYTHING wrong: how else to explain its obsession with secrecy.

Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

NormDP

Every sexpot needs a sugar daddy.

Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

NormDP

Rice is a war criminal. Part of the Bush Gang of Four. I wouldn't trust or do business with any company that hires her. For the citizen, Dropbox cannot telegraph more clearly that it is bed with spying and that your data is not safe with them. For the government, Dropbox cannot be telegraphing more clearly that it wants a CIA or NSA contract.

Bill Gates is BACK... as CHIEF RICH human of PLANET EARTH

NormDP

I guess Bill's charitable work didn't cost him much, then.

RISE of the MACHINES and Bitcoin: Bill Gates' Reddit tech predictions

NormDP

What chutzpah! If he's not the world's biggest philanthropist, why isn't he!? He's the world's richest man, isn't he?

Boffins: Earth will be habitable for only 1.75 BEEELLION more years

NormDP

A lot less than that, if humans have their way.

NIST denies it weakened its encryption standard to please the NSA

NormDP

Of one thing we can be sure: It is now illegal in the US to tell the truth about your dealings with the NSA and a lot of other things. The only thing you can do, with impunity, is lie. So, yes, the credibility of every government agency, every American corporation, every American university, and, indeed, every American citizen is shot.

Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions

NormDP

It was a better time, when companies sold freedom TO the consumer. Now they sell control OF the consumer.

Palestinian Facebook flaw-finder getting $10,000 payday in online appeal

NormDP

Another example that the people are gold and the "state" is crap.

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