* Posts by s5PGmU

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Industrial control kit hackable, warn researchers

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Re: Missed oppportunity

or "Captain Obvious strikes again!"

When Pornhub meets the Internet of Fridges

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Coffee/keyboard

I(ot)ception!

https://twitter.com/thornebrandt/status/782727298814390276

Microsoft adds 'non-security updates' to security patches

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Linux

Re: I'll jump in before everybody starts to state the obvious....

But Microsoft says "Since launching Windows 10, our number-one customer support request has been “how do I get my upgrade"! What a pile of BS. My only question since Win10 launched has been "Which updates to I need to hide/uninstall on the Windows machines that I have to use?"!

Electrified bird bum bomb shuts down US nuclear power plant

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Joke

After the excrement..

..the vultures got hungry and ate three of the comments on El Reg!

SpaceX Falcon 9 set yet again to soar aloft

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Happy

Good luck, SpaceX!

I already have the webcast open and waiting in another tab. Even if the landing doesn't work out today, it should still be an impressive sight.

IBM slices heavy axe through staff in the US

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Effing H1B

That made me laugh. Have an upvote!

Sub-atomic boffins glimpse four-pack tetraquark

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The last paragraph is referring to the pentaquark, not this newly discovered tetraquark, FYI.

Sick burn, brah: SpaceX test fires rockets for SES bird launch this week

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Happy

Re: Another water landing

Hopefully not. Here's to a successful launch and a spectacular landing (this time without the big boom, I hope).

Sorry, kids. Microsoft is turning Minecraft into an 'educational tool'

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Trollface

Alternative conference session name idea

Making learning come to life with Office 365

Destroying user privacy for fun and profit!

-Brought to you by M$, the NSA, and the GCHQ!

Investor to AT&T – give us a peek at your NSA data dealings

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Re: Liars..

On further consideration, I suppose AT&T's lawyers could argue that unless there's a law prohibiting them from sharing private customer data with the NSA (*cough* 4th Amendment *cough*), they can do whatever they want with that information.

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WTF?

Liars..

"...AT&T does not believe that it could implement the proposal [...] without, at minimum, either confirming or denying whether it provides information to the NSA above and beyond what is legally required..."

If AT&T can't truthfully deny that it is providing the NSA with information beyond what is legally required, would it not follow that AT&T is breaking the law?

Second Dell backdoor root cert found

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Joke

PC does what no PC has done before: vulnerable before you take it out of the box!

Superfish 2.0: Dell ships laptops, PCs with huge internet security hole

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WTF?

Yet another reason to either do a clean reinstall of Windows, or better yet, install some open source OS when you buy a new computer.

Also, what idiot at Dell thought this could possibly be a good idea?

Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

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Joke

Re: I've been to Castlegregory

If you go to the graveyard, pay your respects this occupant's electricity bill.

FCC won't track Do Not Track

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Big Brother

Ignore sites that ignore DNT

Privacy Badger isn't perfect, but it does seem to enforce DNT, at least on some level.

New Horizons makes last burn for Kuiper Belt target

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Wrong page, I think?

In-a-spin Home Sec: 'We won't be rifling through people's web history'

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Trollface

"World leading oversight arrangements"

I guess that means the Home Secretary and Porky PM Cameron will be conducting the oversight?

Use Skype if you want to report a crime, say cops

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Joke

Re: "Save time and money"

Orwell would be so proud!

Northrop wins $55bn contract for next-gen bomber – as America says bye-bye to B-52

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Black Helicopters

America's bottom line

"The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security company's profits," said Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman.

Microsoft mavens promise proper quantum computer in 10 years

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Re: Read the subtitle...

If M$ cuts as many corners with their approach to quantum computers as they did with Vista and Win10, then I'm not sure even quantum computers could fix all the problems they have.

FBI: We unmasked and collared child porn creep on Tor with spy tool

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Black Helicopters

Could someone let Director James R. Clapper know...

...that it's possible to catch criminals without breaking encryption or violating the 4th Amendment?

Oi, ICANN! Get to the bottom of this bottom-up process, haul ass – ex-Prez advisor

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Trollface

New name idea

Maybe they should rename themselves ICANN'T?

PRIMITIVE TOOLS found near MICROSOFT headquarters

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Linux

Re: Died out from starvation

Which would be worse: starving to death, or having to endure yet another Power Point presentation?

That's a Tor order: Library gets cop visit for running exit relay in US

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Joke

Re: "A very distinct and wide difference"

So DHS, NSA, and FBI have free donuts, but the Navy and DARPA don't?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Devil

Revenge is mine!

Ashley Madison slithered into his life, so I slithered into her logs..

Mind-blowing secrets of NSA's security exploit stockpile revealed at last

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Black Helicopters

That font is classified by No Such Agency..

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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BOFH vs. GEICO Round 1

Stench of confiscated dope overwhelms Catalan cop shop

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Holmes

"What will people who come to report incidents think when they enter the police stations and smell such a strong odour?" Our police officers are so cool, man!

/Sherlock needs something in his pipe.

Larry Page was held back by Google execs from flooding world with new dot-word domains

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Happy

Re: Oh dear

He's not, but I am!

Giant Facebook SOLAR LASER DRONE to FEED interwebs into YOUR FACE

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Go

Lasers...

Still not the sharks we were looking for, but close enough.

So just WHO ARE the 15 per cent of Americans still not online?

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Joke

Re: RE: Follow-up: are you able to avoid Kim Kardashian if you stay offline?

If the Kardashians have joined forces with the NSA, then they'll follow you everywhere.

Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

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Big Brother

Lawmakers shocked to learn the rules apply to them too!

People unsurprised when charges against said politicians are dropped after paying a bribe fine.

If Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: HP Spectre x360

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Joke

MacBook Air-esque styling?

Did you see those rounded corners? Watch out for Apple's lawyers!

It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

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Re: "I can't quite make the woman in the lift fit in, though"

How big is Cortana if she can't fit in a lift?

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Joke

"now requires the assistance of Google Maps"

Have you tried using Apple Maps yet?

The Ruskies are coming for you, NSA director tells City bankers

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Black Helicopters

The Ruskies are coming for you...

unless the NSA gets you first.

Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Trollface

Re: Okay... let me be the first to do this here...

http://www.toronto2015.org/ AND #TO2015!

Also, how much cocaine did Rob Ford and his lawyers smoke before he told the committee to put this in the TOS (or should I say POS)?

Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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Thumb Up

Re: Revival is essential if the truly key questions are to be answered.

I'll take a McMammoth combo meal. And can you supersize it?

Space station cabbage: To boldly grow where no veg has grown before

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Joke

"Just Read the Instructions"

Did someone forget to read the instructions on the last attempt?

FCC boss Wheeler: Shove off, big dogs – let the small telcos play

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Black Helicopters

"FCC boss Wheeler says no more gaming the spectrum auctions"

Yeah, good luck with that...

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