* Posts by Wiretrip

7 posts • joined 30 Oct 2014

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads


Re: Would they allow it if...

...and Shitterton in Dorset, which also has the River Piddle, so all, erm, bases covered.

What's an RDBMS? Don't ask the UK's data protection watchdog


I would be amazed if the danger-haired narcissist knew what PCA is himself. Also, it is a little known fact that he took the CA data with him when he left and tried to resell it himself...

Hi, um, hello, US tech giants. Mind, um, mind adding backdoors to that crypto? – UK govt


Re: Sorry but the govt advisors are NOT stupid...

"an impossible win but the way they work is to demand the moon on a stick, then give a concession to something a little bit less extreme" - yes, the 'Blunkett Manoeuvre'.

If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE


The best bit about Mr Robot is the use of the Unix Command 'astu' - defined as:

NAME astu -- act similar to unix

SYNOPSIS astu [-command] […plotpoint]

DESCRIPTION Approximate a Unix shell like series of commands for the purposes of simulating an actual shell session in a Hollywood movie or television show. Specify a number of operands that simulate Unix commands and output critical plot points and text specific to the story or scene.

RETURN VALUES Returns a set of pseudo-Unix like responses to commands which furthers plot or scene in a way that is mostly understandable to non-technical audiences.

Inside the EYE of the TORnado: From Navy spooks to Silk Road


Re: huh?

Fair point! Will do


Re: huh?

Yes, some terrible and fundamental factual errors here. I was going to ask if El Reg's favourite, Stephen Fry, had written it...

This post has been deleted by a moderator

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019