* Posts by Aladdin Sane

1539 posts • joined 20 Jun 2015

SuperProf gets schooled after assigning weak passwords to tutors

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At Superprof we take security seriously and know how key it is to the running of our business

No. You. Fucking. Don't.

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Beam me up, PM: Digital secretary expected to give Tory conference speech as hologram

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Re: The shape of things to come?

It hasn't been already?

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The future of humanity: A Bluetooth ball hitting your face – forever

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One of those rubber balls hitting me in the face would be very dangerous to the thrower.

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What a load of balls.

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Techie's test lab lands him in hot water with top tech news site

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I wonder if Victor will own up in the comments?

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal biz gets £35k legal costs delayed

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£900 in extra costs. so that's another 7-8 customers who won't get their money back.

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

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Re: I'll take it

13 times.

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Re: What's going on with these comments?

Maybe him and Bob are interviewing for the job?

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Re: Unbelievable

I'm expecting a Social Democratic Alliance.

SoDemAll, if you prefer.

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Re: Awesome!

Probably at least a year's supply of publishable On-Call stories.

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Re: Reports?

The cover sheets on all reports must be passport blue.

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Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

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Lies

We all know the holy grail is made out of wood.

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Go Zuck Yourself: Facebook destroys patent suit over timeline

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So you don't want to play devil's advocate?

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Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

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Re: New El Reg UoM?

Inches? Miles? Might I suggest you have a look here

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Re: @Aladdin Sane

Obligatory xkcd.

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What was the storage capacity of the typical PC when XP was released?

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Re: "safest in the world"

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

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Re: EU Standard plug

Lego doesn't even come close, and don't call me Shirley.

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Re: EU Standard plug

The best bit is that using plug covers actually makes things MORE dangerous.

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Re: EU Standard plug

Would that be a reference to the 3 pin plug, which is the safest in the world? Also the most painful thing in the world to stand on.

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UK chip and PIN readers fall ill: Don't switch off that terminal!

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Re: Whaaat? Turning it off and on again is not allowed?

You forgot the Rite of AshkEnte

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Re: Whaaat? Turning it off and on again is not allowed???

The trick is to know which part of the network needs to be switched off and on again.

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HPE flies low-energy Eagle into National Renewable Energy Lab's data centre

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What was the power requirements of the old computer?

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Will it run Crysis?

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Oracle: Run, don't walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug

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Re: It's okay

Sounds like an appropriate punishment for hackers.

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Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty

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Re: Still Puzzled!

1.We must do something

2.This is something

3.Therefore, we must do this.

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Oh my Tosh, it's only a 100TB small form-factor SSD, SK?

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Is Bitcoin okay?

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Oh my Tosh, I can't believe it,

I've never seen a drive this small before.

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Database ballsup: NHS under pressure over fresh patient record error

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Re: Actually...

A process sigma of 4.66 is pitiful.

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may not have been invited to ... child immunisation, bowel cancer screening

So people may well have died because of this incompetence.

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Firefighters choke on Oracle's alleged smoke-and-mirrors cloud

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"customer-focused"

Should've set off alarm bells straight away.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: A steep price to pay

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Re: the square root of 2n + 1

(2n + 1)^0.5 or (2n)^0.5 + 1, depending on exactly what you were after.

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Re: The one thing I wholeheartedly agree with Jobs on ...

I believe the listed included conventional cancer treatments.

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Re: Which raises the question

The greatest American test pilot was excluded from their space program for being under qualified.

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Hi-de-Hack! Redcoats red-faced as Butlin's holiday camp admits data breach hit 34,000

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Re: When houses are empty

Do the sort of people who go Butlins really have anything worth stealing?

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Devon County Council techies: WE KNOW IT WASN'T YOU!

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Re: Actually back in the 1990s I was at a company...

It's because letters were rationed back then.

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Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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Re: Pinterest.....

I'm yelling TIMBER!

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Re: Also (confirmation required)

BongoJoe, the court case was "fucking ridiculous". I would never limit my criticism of PETA to just "fucking ridiculous".

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Re: Also

Look back at the fucking ridiculous PETA court case.

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The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'

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Re: The Bixby assistant, helping Share & Enjoy Your Life (TM)

I need that on a t-shirt,

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Emma's Diary fined £140k for flogging data on over a million new mums to Labour Party

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It'll happen, but the offences that are hitting headlines currently were committed under the old DPA.

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Re: UK's 11 main political parties

There's always the Monster Raving Loony Party.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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It looks

shit.

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Profit-strapped Symantec pulls employee share scheme

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Re: Every week more breaches / leaks / hacks

Don't worry, John McAfee will save us.

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Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

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Re: I get paid to do my job,,,,

Obligatory Dilbert link

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Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

The remainder know it for a fact.

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Sur-Pies! Google shocks world with sudden Android 9 Pixel push

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Re: Oh no, it learns from my actions?,

Could buy the local A-Z.

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Panettone? Panna Cotta?

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Internet overseer ICANN loses a THIRD time in Whois GDPR legal war

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Hahahahahahaha

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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