* Posts by Blank-Reg

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Garbage collection – in SPAAACE: Net snaffles junk in first step to clean up Earth's orbiting litter

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Trollface

Re: Surely...

Mega Maid reporting in!

Judge on Microsoft gender discrimination case finds 'flaw' in class grouping argument

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Facepalm

Re: A salient lesson

Fastest invocation of Godwin's law I've seen for a long time. Either that or a superb bit of trolling.

Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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Gimp

Early 2018 and another potential virgin dataset ripe for penetration. Typical.

Errr...

Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Trollface

Re: The worst customers...

Or the old "Do you know who my Father is?" to which the correct response is "I don't know, have you tried asking your mother? Or did he scarper after the first night?"

Borked bog forces flight carrying 83 plumbers to bug out back to base

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No-one else will give a crap. So good to see you take the plunge.

Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie

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Trollface

Re: YEAH! DO IT M*THERF&CKER!!!

But, think of all the lens flare!

Google adds planets and moons to Maps, but puts bits in the wrong places

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Trollface

So, when are we getting streetview?

Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew

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Trollface

I'd suggest you search for something different to help with that...

Witcher dev CD Projekt Red says hackers stole game concepts and asked for ransom

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Trollface

Some netrunnner jacked in looking for dirt on Dynalar activities. Sold it to his fixer bud for some easy eurodollars...

An echo chamber full of fake news? Blame Google and Facebook, says Murdoch chief

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Trollface

Re: Or page 3

I tend to read the stories on page 3. They're quite good...

UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

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Paris Hilton

Re: Colour me surprised

Same load of old guff as the last bunch and the lot before and before etc etc.

I swear, it seems as though the home office is stuffed with wormtongues who whisper into the ministers ears and they dutifully plod out and spout forth this nonsense and rightly get mocked for it. Far better to find out who keeps telling these hapless ministers that encryption needs weakening and then drum them out of the place before someone actually tries to push it through

User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Holmes

Phosphor burn maybe? Perhaps he sat there and looked longingly at the C: prompt for hours. More likely, he left it like that when he went home, the C: prompt glowing away happily in the darkened office, slowly burning itself into the monitor permanently...

Bungling ATM thieves blow up bank statement machine

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Paris Hilton

Re: It's "Kontoauszugsdrucker"

Did you fall asleep at the keyboard or is that a legitimate word in use? Or is it one of those, like that Welsh station name, that was sort of made up for promotional purposes...

‘You can’t opt out of IoT’: Our future is the Rise of the Sensor Machines

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Terminator

Re: The last points...

Don't worry, Dynalar have your details and will be paying a "visit" later...

Drama in orbit: Brazen UFO attacks Earth's Sentinel-1A satellite

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Holmes

The Westford needles, aha, strike again...

SETI Institute damps down 'wow!' signal report from Russia

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Go

"Your explanation for anything slightly peculiar is aliens, isn't it? You lose your keys, it's aliens. A picture falls off the wall, it's aliens. That time we used up a whole bog roll in a day, you thought that was aliens as well. "

"Well we didn't use it all, Lister. Who did? "

"Rimmer, Aliens used our bog roll? "

Google tells popup ads to p*** off on mobes

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Mushroom

Excellent. Make sure they include that pop up of the devil that stops you visiting any forum: Tapatalk. It needs to rot in hell with all the photocopiers and "multifunction devices".

Cops break up German sausage fight between pair of Neubrandenburgers

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Thumb Up

Re: Allo Allo

I was wondering if we'd see a mention of the nicked knockwurst...

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Re: I'm from the US, but...

To be fair, the US just don't take tea seriously and everytime I've had US tea, I've had to use 2-3 teabags. I recommend that, should you visit, you should try builders tea.

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Flame

Milk in the teapot? Clearly drinks coffee as his main beverage and thought "I fancy a go at this tea lark"

Bloody savage.

Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

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Facepalm

Re: Smith

Let's just nip that "Pædiatrician attacked" myth in the bud shall we:

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/a-tale-told-too-much-the-paediatrician-vigilantes/

I think it is safe to say that some thick scrote "having a laugh" and daubing a bit of (badly informed) graffiti can hardly be classed as firebombing...

Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors

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Go

Thumbs up for reminding me mystic meg. Actually, it was for reminding me of Sceptic Peg

An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

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Mushroom

Indeed, they even developed and fired an atomic artillery cannon. Also, and I bet you thought the Fatboy was a funny fictional device? Think again, here's the M65 Nuclear Rifle. Madness...

Sociology student gets a First for dissertation on Kardashians

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Flame

Excuse the mini rant, but.

This popular celeb obsession is a poor reflection on our society in general. Instead of venerating and celebrating true success and enrichment to humanity, endless attention is given to these vapid non-entities. Gravity wave detection confirmed? A new amazing Hubble UDF release? A brief murmour goes through the press. Kardashian does something insignificant (I'm not even going to waste time googling to see what they've been up to) and enormous amounts of effort are given over to programmes, gossip rags and other pointless outlets to discuss it.

It makes one weep...

UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

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Big Brother

Excellent news.

Now, we await for this Chameleon to morph into something similar, be repacked, re-branded and sneaked out. Paranoid? Me? Never. Definitely cynical though...

Lindsay Lohan ‘happy’ to turn on Kettering

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Coat

Re: "Lindsay happy to turn on Kettering"

I swore she also mentioned something about ticking the box? If so, that's the other 50% sorted.

Don't worry, I've got it and I'm going...

Lester Haines: RIP

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Pint

To you Mr Haines, thanks for the wit, amusement and entertainment over the years.

RIP

Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

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Flame

Re: Visioneering?

They'll need these "healthineers" to repair their broken arms after they've finished slapping themselves on the back...

Badges for Commentards

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Holmes

Re: Upvotes only?

Steamy brown badge? Could be useful

Though, you have a point about the up/downvotes tending to build an echo chamber. Moving away from them and using a wider range of ratings perhaps? For example:

- Like

- Dislike

- Informative

- Twaddle

- I want your babies

- Idiot

Flying Finns arm octocopter with chainsaw

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Re: @My-Handle

Agreed. I broke out the old Mountfield over the weekend, first time since November, in order to give some errant grass a damn good cutting. I really could have done with a can of Wynn's Start You Bastard. Eventually got it going after a lot of shouting...

The Register to publish Mindful Sysadmin adult colouring book

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'Planet nine' theory boosted by Kuiper Belt Object with odd orbit

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Holmes

Re: Planet Nine?

Prefer Mondas myself. Though, we need to be wary of any metallic like objects spotted on the surface and be suspicious of any Earth bound polar stations going mysteriously quiet.

Dodgy software will bork America's F-35 fighters until at least 2019

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Facepalm

Re: A boondoggle through and through and now ejection seats are also a problem?

"I think the Brits need to be pissed off also, since their shiny, new carriers will have nothing to carry for a few more years."

Well, to be fair, it's our own fault for flogging off the Harrier fleet until the replacement is ready. Hopefully, we won't get involved in something that requires too much force projection and carrier support...

Tech biz bosses tell El Reg a Brexit will lead to a UK Techxit

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No, I understood what he was saying, and that brings us back to the original point in question in that, should the UK choose Leave and should it choose to repeal unwanted EU legislation, then the regulatory burden for businesses wanting to do business with non EU nations is lower and then it does have the potential to make them more agile and competitive.

For example, a company in the UK free of EU rules, not wanting to deal with the EU nations because of the expense of adhering to said rules, would potentially have an easier time competing in the international markets simply because the burden to their business from regulation would be lower.

Blank-Reg

I don't think you've read my comment properly.

Lets use a simple example shall we: if a UK company operates in the UK it doesn't have to abide by SOX. However, should it wish to operate in the US, then it does have to abide by SOX. The UK Gov doesn't need to enact SOX, just the company needs to follow it.

Same for the EU. If a company operates in the UK but wishes to do business in the EU, they'll need to follow the rules laid down. Again, why would the UK Government enact those rules unless otherwise forced or agreed through some trade agreement? As for the company itself, if it is operating in multiple countries, the company would enact the rules needed within its own structure to ensure compliance in the most cost effective manner. If they want to produce a widget, they'll produce it to a standard that meets all rules required. They could go bonkers and try to create different versions of the same widget to meet different rules, but that'd be madness, unless there's a saving to be had...

Blank-Reg

Because, a business operating exclusively in the UK with UK customers won't have to adhere to EU regulations that they currently do? Same if they deal with non-EU businesses. The burden will only come into place if you wish to deal with EU businesses.

Flying blind: F-35's radar software fails in the air

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Thumb Up

Re: Failure is not an option

Upvote up for channeling Inspector Grim

Brit firm unleashes drone-busting net cannon

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Thumb Up

[applause] Nice one OpenWorks. Awaiting turret mounting for Land Rover accessory for rapid deployment...

Ofcom should be the BBC's ultimate overlord, UK.gov told

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I'm torn with the BBC. On one hand, it is a venerable institution with lots of decent programming that it has made and continues to make. On the other hand, you've got this (subjectively) biased organisation that lacks accountability and fights tooth and nail against any attempt at transparency. With a private outfit (Sky, for example) if they feck you off, you just stop buying. No such luck with the BBC. So, I cautiously welcome an external regulator, but am concerned over how much government meddling this could entail.

Tough one to figure out where I stand on this...

Continuous Lifecycle: Early bird tickets leaping off their perches

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Flame

More of these flippin' advertorials. Good God man, stick them somewhere more appropriate. Calling one el-reg gravestone.

- Disgusted, Tumbridge Wells.

Get out of mi casa, Picasa: Google photo site to join Wave, Code, Reader in silicon hell

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Devil

May its google infected corpse rot in silicon hell (along with Photobucket) with all the photocopiers and fax machines

See you in silicon hell!

When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer

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Facepalm

"PC decided to help"

Why!? Why did he do that? Was it based on some altruistic notion? Or did the powers that be (boss) tell him to? To quote a famous meme:

"It's a trap!"

We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

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Facepalm

Re: ""new opportunities for our own intelligence services"

Well, judging by the current state of IoT, I'd say they hardly need backdoors when the frontdoor hasn't even been planned in...

Lincolnshire council IT ransomware flingers asked for ... £350

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Gimp

Can I suggest that the Dimwit who opened the dodgy attachment (probably with an e-mail of coppier@lincolnshire.gov.uk (sic) ) has their wages deducted to pay the ransom.

UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

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Big Brother

Re: That Minority Report reference...

I think it's more a long the lines of "It is highly probable that you will offend in the future. Thus, for your safety, please wear these tags so that we can monitor you. What? Pay no attention to that CCTV camera outside your home and that tracker in your car"

Five reasons why the Google tax deal is imploding

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Mushroom

Re: Osborne's future

Austerity? What austerity. See, if Labour had some sort of a clue between them, shredding the current government would be a piece of piss. Just focus on the mess Osbourne is making with the country's finances and hammer home his continued hamfisted attempts at running the exchequer. Instead you end up with that dinosaur Corbyn and his entryist Militant Momentum cronies focusing on trivia, obsessions with the spare room subsidy, and generally trying to "Draw lines" whatever that means.

In related news, HMRC hopes to rake in a few million in grabbing the odd person making a tiny income on fleabay. As they say, it's not what you know, it's who you know (and can bribe)...

'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

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Pint

I was on a dry January, until this debacle surfaced. Then I had a sudden urge to be contrary.

Bottoms up *hic*

Eighteen year old server trumped by functional 486 fleet!

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Windows

Details man, Details!

Never mind, found it!

Probe launched after mischiefmaker invades US spyboss's Verizon broadband account

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Trollface

For some reason, I find this intensely hilarious! Poetic justice as they say. Are they sure they want to weaken encryption? Stuff like this will happen all the time. In fact, hats of all colours will be scrambling to force open the backdoor permanently which would probably be within a week of the backdoor being added and then the Claps e-mails will never be private again.

"They don't like it up 'em!"

Call of Duty terror jabber just mindless banter

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Black Helicopters

Re: Does anyone even know how many online games there are?

Aye, and many games could probably generate endless false positives:

"Lets nuke the city!" (C&C Generals)

"Right, lets go be terrorists!" (Counterstrike)

etc etc

Heaven forbid anyone discuss the end of the original C&C Nod campaign "Blow the white house/Eiffel Tower/Houses of Parliament/Brandenburg Gate". They'd run out of fuel constantly scrambling the black helicopters.

And that's before they start reading the dross and bile that some individuals spew onto the chat and speech channels.

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