* Posts by Boork!

24 posts • joined 26 Sep 2014

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame


Re: Access Denied

There was a list of websites whose names took on unfortunate connotations when concatenated into a URL. Among them were Pen Island Stationers and Mole Station Creche.

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...


Re: Put a heater in the safe then ?

Maybe a heater was not necessary. The floppy disks could have been stored in padded envelopes to insulate them, which would prevent condensation, and the interior humidity of the safe could have been reduced with desiccation sachets.

Microsoft programming chief to devs: Tell us where Windows hurt you


I could show you - but I would need an anatomical doll.

Score one for the bats and badgers! Apple bins €850m Irish bit barn bid


Re: Our lunatic planning process

The majority of the local population actually wanted the data center to be built. If anyone was "riding slipshod" over their concerns, it was the two activists who pursued the objection.

IT plonker stuffed 'destructive' logic bomb into US Army servers in contract revenge attack


With the other bombs, of course. It is the military, after all.

Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?


So it is not GNU/Linux, but GNU/NT. Should it be pronounced 'Gnunt'?

Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink


Re: A disgrace to our profession. Perhaps he'd be better off finding a nice job in lawn care.

Hyuk, hyuk! Ah done put gum in the water sprinklers. That'll learn them!

Hey Cortana, how about you hide my app from the user?


Re: Speaking to voice assistants with the same cadence

Tha-haatt seh-humms lah-hah-hike uh guh-hudd-uh eyeah-dee-huh!

VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies


Re: Why are your children underground?

Because he and his spawn live under a bridge, and feed off billy-goat trios named Gruff?

ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force


>Nice, so now all Daesh needs to do is have a supporter post a selfie from the front of an opponent's house, then wait and watch the US destroy it.

Rival clans did something like that in Afghanistan. I expect that the US is more cautious now, and that the 'selfie' was a security leak that led to the discovery of the base, not the sole piece of intelligence justifying the strike.


>22 hours seems a bit slow to me. Is there lots of paperwork?

Must have been wasting time on Facebook.


Re: Yup. And there were no youtube videos of the JDAM crap raining down?

They could at least have tied a selfie-stick to the JDAM.

Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun


Re: I would buy the sun

>But I'm afraid that in 5 billion more years it will start to run out of fuel.

Peak Solar? No problem - I have a plan to cover the Sun with wind turbines.


Re: Prior claim

I own the patent on quarks, so pay up!


>The problem with selling bits of the Sun, even that way, is...how do define "surface"? It's gas all the way through

It's plasma, so it cannot be said to have a 'surface', since electron repulsion is responsible for the solidity of ordinary matter. Furthermore, since the Heliosphere extends beyond the orbit of ex-planet Pluto, ownership of the Sun includes ownership of the Earth and all its contents, including Tarzan-calls.


Re: Oh god

Vamoose pendeja!

Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans


Re: And the opposite

The Double Life of Veroniqe and Three Colours White were filmed in both Poland and France.

Doctor Who's tangerine dream and Clara's death wish in Last Christmas


Re: It's nice to see some TV made by people who put effort in it

Germans seem to have trouble interpreting iron.


Such a villain would have to be in keeping with the show's newfound predilection for the Victorian era . Evil Charles Dickens, anyone? "It was the worst of times. Then it got even worse. Mbwah ha ha!!"

Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US has radicalised me!


Kim Dotcom would make for a dim sitcom...

EU cyber-cop: Dark-net crooks think they're beyond reach (until now)


Re: This is someone

Heroin and cocaine used to be the vices of a small minority. Making them illegal drove the prices up and created incentives for organized crime to get involved and to increase their takings by getting many more people hooked.

Hackers use DRAFT emails as dead-drops for running malware


Public notice

A dangerous virus called 'Python' was discovered on the school's computers by expert system administrator, Mr.Dummschmuck von Bluntknapp. The pupils responsible for this will be obliged to pay the full costs for its removal, and be expelled immediately.

Signed: Drively K. Bletheringskite, Esq, Headmaster.

Microsoft vs the long arm of US law: Straight outta Dublin


Re: @ Robert Long 1

That would make the U.S. judge behind this demand guilty of conspiring to break EU law. This requires an immediate arrest warrant!

Whatever about data-sharing treaties, there are several solid extradition treaties between the U.S. and EU countries. And Mountjoy prison, near the scene the crime in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the grottiest, foulest, nineteenth century prisons still in existence. He can busy himself picking woodlice from his lumpy porridge.

Four caged in UK after cyber-heist swipes €7m in EU carbon credits


Or sequestered?


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