* Posts by anonymous boring coward

2092 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt

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Re: were not allowed to vote, even though decision affected them massively

You are a UK citizen living in EU and want UK to leave?

That’s lunacy.

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter

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Re: Less computing power than a smartphone? Really?

A lot, lot less, of course.

Our demands for precision regarding weather forecasting have increased massively. Otherwise we could probably do them on an iPad.

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At least Apollo had the abort stage on top of the capsule, unlike the shuttle death trap.

Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

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Re: Good article. Assuming TheRegister is clean with our data.

How does it feel to have president who can barely string together a sentence, and has no hope in hell of delivering a whole paragraph from a speech without fanning out into weird rants?

Haven’t you noticed that all normal people have left his administration?

May is bat-shit crazy too, so don’t bother replying with her as an example.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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I suggest using a sacrificial drone that blows up itself as well as the offending drone. Some lightweight shrapnel with low terminal velocity should be used.

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Re: Special powers

I have loads of knifes. Mostly in the kitchen, but some in the garage.

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Re: No gumption

I have yet to see a mobile phone with a 600mm lens.

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Re: No gumption

Theres no risk with Brexit.

It’s dead certain to be idiotic.

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

Pedofiles typically advertise as such.

Especially intelligent people understands this.

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

What about marriage?

Apple yanks iPhones from sale in Germany – and maybe China, too – amid Qualcomm spat

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“Cupertino idiot-tax operation“

You don’t have to show your Apple hate in every single article.

MAMR Mia – it's not just WD: Toshiba's popped to the microwave too

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Re: Do not use near microwave over.

I think that's probably true even today.

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Imnpressive!

I thought they packed pretty tightly already!

In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

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"SplitSpectre is a proof-of-concept built from Speculator, the team's automated CPU bug-discovery tool, which the group plans to release as open-source software."

Thanks a bunch!

Can't you just run it and tell the CPU manufacturers what you have found?

How is this better than releasing viruses in the wild?

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

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Re: Isn't it bad?

You can legally rip your own CDs in most countries. And morally you can do it in all countries. As long as it's for your own use.

There is no slippery slope argument here. Pay and you are entitled. Don't pay and you'll follow the rules.

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Re: "Intellectual property is a "right" only insofar as the law says it is"

What makes you think they got it right in the 18th century, and we must be wrong now?

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Re: "Intellectual property is a "right" only insofar as the law says it is"

Youtube is a mega corporation (owned by Alphabet which is basically Google),.

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Re: Perhaps we should

Yeah, well, they weren't obliged to go down any particular route.

And you or anyone else aren't entitled to anything.

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Re: The legal text

Can't see anything wrong with that.

That Youtube doesn't want to spend the money is their problem.

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Re: Maybe copyright itself is an idea whose time has been and gone?

Perhaps exaggerating a bit?

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Youtube are leeches, pretty much.

Not that much better than Pirate Bay, or whatever Dot Com was doing.

Typical of them to start moaning about having to take a bit of responsibility.

Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Big sign: FOOD HERE!!! --->

Web Foundation launches internet hippie manifesto: 'We've lost control of our data, it is being used against us'

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"As a young physicist at CERN, Sir Tim saw that valuable information was being trapped within institutions… Sir Tim gave the technology of the web to the world for free."

Wasn't it CERN paying his salary? So CERN gave it away for free, just like the actual TCP/IP protocol comes from DARPA.

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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Re: Face facts

"Should have used crooked Hillary's email server"

Some kind of Ironic posting? Or do you sit stuck in front of Fox Propaganda all day?

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"Still there, still in use as classrooms. They were put up as a temporary measure while I attended, to allow the decoration/refit of another area."

Which is why I have so much confidence in the politicians. I'm sure Brexit will be a resounding success... If we can only push through the initial famine.

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Re: oxymoronic

" given the large scale compromise of agents, why was it not shut down sooner?"

Presumably they gathered intelligence for a long time without acting on it. That's what I would do in their shoes.

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Re: soon it will be Facebook

FaceBook Intelligence: FBI?

Hacking charge dropped against Nova Scotia teen who slurped public records from the web

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have. ffs.

Dot-com web addresses prices to swell, thanks to sweetheart deal between Uncle Sam, Verisign

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Re: Say what?

They never cost $50 per year, unless you stupidly wanted to pay that.

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Re: .com is for international companies

"An Apple iPhone 10 costs about $240"

Sure. Labour is free, as are factories, and development costs.

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Re: .com is for international companies

Bollocks. I've used a .com email address for 20 years. On and off for commercial purposes, in my name.

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Re: Verisign runs a monopoly

I'm sure the .com addresses are disproportionally populated by "globalists" (code word for "jews").

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Re: Can someone explain this to me?

I think it must be marketinggobbledygook?

Remember that lost memory stick from Heathrow Airport? The terrorist's wet dream? So does the ICO

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Have they heard of this thing called "encryption"?

It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

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Re: 64bit AMD x2 in full use - before this MS patch

I have a bunch of older AMD CPUs here. What are you after?

Free for postage if it fits.

Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

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Brave/stupid person. Capital offence doing that in Russia, even when it failed.

Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

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Re: Calls and Email

Yeah, your kids won't thank you for that. Having to hide it from all the other kids...

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Re: Nah mate - *this* is the ultimate secure, classically designed phone

With an analogue signal going on a copper wire to some exchange, via cabinets by the side of the road? Hmmm...

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I don't think I could do texting with that keyboard. Hated those days.

Had a Nokia with a full qwerty physical keyboard, just so I didn't have to try to text with 0-9 keys.

Also, how often do we actually dial an actual number by tapping it in?

Apart form that it's a nice idea.

Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

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Re: Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Perhaps a better analogy would be:

Who needs a self-driving Tesla, when you could drive your old traditional car by hand?

And as an added bonus, keep your head on your shoulders.

Yeah.. Premature technology...

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Yes, of course that's how it's supposed to work. Key word here is supposed.

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Re: Disability

"gluten free foods are made viable for the people who actually need them because of the idiots who just use them because they're the current thing"

Bad example. GF intolerance is far more common than you might think.

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No, not affected.

But I don't use voice activation -i.e. open microphones to the mothership.

All that dust on Mars is coming from one weird giant alien structure

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"when will man first step foot on mars (if it hasn't already, queue conspiracy theories)?"

That's right! We haven't been to the moon, because MSM claims we have. (And a few others too)

But since we claim not to have been to Mars, we have actually been there in secret.

It all makes sense now...

British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

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Re: Amadeus

BMI?

Why should a tall person get a discount?

Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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Re: Big fines are just a cost of doing big business

So you think EU should hurt anyone selling phones now, instead of just Google?

Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

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Re: ....we are approaching a time of living in "interesting times"

Just let the legal professionals do their jobs, and you use whatever phone you are a fanboy of.

The less you worry about it, the better for everyone.

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Re: ....we are approaching a time of living in "interesting times"

"it is antitrust becasue apple wont let anyone else make an apple phone"

Huh? Is Mercedes "antitrust" because they won't let anyone else make Mercs?

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Re: You can't fork Android

"looking forward to a native Android experience on a Pixel 3"

So time to reward Google for their practices?

I'm staying away from Google hardware after the Nexus 7 went bad so fast.

Dudes. Blockchain. In a phone. It's gonna smash the 'commoditization of humanity' or something

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I get that a blockchain can be reliable technology in the case of something like Bitcoin.

But if we have 1 million blockchains for various trivial purposes, wouldn't that make them just as unreliable as any other technology? Who is going to verify it all and pronounce authenticity?

I admit to little knowledge in the area, so don't hesitate to put me right.

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