* Posts by BebopWeBop

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What's in a name? For Cambridge Analytica, about a quid apparently

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Re: A moment of silence on the Reg to honor the death of Cambridge-Analytica...

Surpriosethere was silence where you are - coyuldnt hear for the champaig corks bing remved round here. I'm sure forensic accountants (and probably the SFO) will have a field day with their relationships which undoubtedly will work to deptive legitimate investors of their dough while retaining the pocketbooks of the high and mighty.

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Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no

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Re: ideal world

I don’t think Voltaire has much say on the matter

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Re: Well, with all of NATO being either personal foes or parts of the "greatest Foe"

You might have a point re Bieber

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Brit privacy watchdog reports on political data harvests: We've read the lot so you don't have to

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Re: CA will rise again.

Boltcutters to the balls (see earlier post)

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Re: Data sold to Experian, will it end up traded to Facebook?

Quite. But it does not stop them being a slimy group of bastards who need to be stopped - preferably with chaincutters to the balls (the male ones obviously)

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Insurers hurl sueball at Trustwave over 2008 Heartland megabreach

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Never! Lawyers would shurely shrink from such behaviour. Maybe?

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Former wig-wearing Twitterphobe replaces Hancock as UK.gov's Secretary of Fun

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His Twitter account has lain pretty much dormant since he joined in April 2015 ahead of the general election

Is there hope then?

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Astroboffins spy the brightest quasar that lit the universe's dark ages

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Ahh physicistys - the ultimate historians

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Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Re: What about disturbing others?

I would be curious to know where they allow amoking in a publc place - to quote from gov.uk

Businesses can be fined up to £2,500 if they don’t stop people smoking in the workplace or up to £1,000 if they don’t display ‘no smoking’ signs.

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Oracle tells court: Boss man Mark Hurd didn't have docs relevant to HPE spat over Solaris

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A plague on both their houses.

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Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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Re: Agenda?

Nahh - we have large dry cellars and no easy access to the loft (as in a member of the family being able to dump something up there with minimal hassle and no one noticing).

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iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Re: And?

They launched the 8 for regular users and the X for rich users.

They launched the 8 for rich users and the X for even richer users.

TFTFY

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Re: Never take a first batch product

I'm glad you are happy. I am (quite possibt) just as happy with my iPhone SE - a manageable size for my activities and acceptable camera performance.

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Re: The 8 does prove a point

My iPhone SE is as large as I want a phone to be!

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At last – a use for AI! Predicting an England World Cup victory

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I'll go for the goat.

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Banks told: Look, your systems WILL fail. What is your backup plan?

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Well you do - they are just hidden from plain sight.

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Decision time for AI: Sometimes accuracy is not your friend

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BALLS

They are being PRECISE and not ACCURATE (sorry for the upper case - blood boiling). They mean different things. I can be more precise but still wrong than you - but if I am accurate - take the example of a an absolute target I can be more accurate than you as measured by (say) distance from planned strike point.

Being precise about the wrong thing is of little good to anyone. Being accurate and targetting the problem is.

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US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots

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Along with the much lauded Magna Carta, many of these historical documents, while representing some useful progress/chainge betray ideas and principles that many would find difficult to support today.

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Re: Facebook worked better than expected

I am sure there is at least one US state who are very happy to tax ex felons for example (and anyone else they can conveniently wipe away for the crime of 'not voting for the ruling party') without allowing them to vote. Long way to go then......

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Bill Clinton's cyber-attack novel: The airport haxploit-blockbuster you knew it would be

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Re: The President is missing?

On the bookshelf, sandwiched between Jilly Cooper and E L James. Paris becasue she might join in the fun.

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Pint

Correct probably NEED several of those.

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Apple is Mac-ing on enterprise: Plans strategic B2B alliance with HPE

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I remember when the old HP (I was working there at the time) partered with Apple to ring the 'blue iPod' to the clamoring masses.

That went well.

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Hands up if you didn't lose data in the Typeform breach

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In Ocean Protocol's case, the attacker obtained “email, birthdate, place of birth, ID number, nationality, wallet address, scans of identity documents, proof of residence, proof of accreditation and for our US participants, SSN”.

Why the f***k were Typeform holding this - let alone in an unencrypted form? Heads need to roll (they won't of course) with jail time and Typeform need to be driven out of business by their unhappy customers.

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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Re: He was the top salesman in the group

Well rhey might actually believe the bullshit making it easier to push with a straight face?

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The strange tale of an energy biz that suddenly became a blockchain upstart – and $1.4m now forfeited in sold shares

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Happy

I would be inclined to suspect that (in the UK at least) 'vurtual burgers' might get you called out by Trading Standards

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A £1.3m prize for a plunging share price at BT? Not so fast...

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Pirate

I still send copies of invoices by post. Particularly working with law companies quite a lot (the bastards are remarkably good at ignoring/excusing late invoices), the printed copiy (especially rith the red overdue notice with intereste charged in red. Sad but necessary.

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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They were issued as DVDs a while back. My children were so taken by it that the eldest 'borrowed' it when she left gom. Cue additional copies for the others.

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Happy

And a little while later I discovered other herbs

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Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

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Re: Cut-and-shut

The undamaged halves were sold off to India.

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Re: "Not a bad price for free software"

Rees Mog and Johnson have promised us it. We can have our beer and drink it - trebbles all round.

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The cybercriminal's cash cow and the marketer's machine: Inside the mad sad bad web ad world

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Re: Outsourcing advertising and GDPR

As someone who forks out modest amounts of cash per month to subscribe to a couple of digital publications, I can assure you that the reg would make more money from me by asking for a small subscription than they get for ad income drivenn by me.

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at least $68Bn if their sample is representative

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Re: Java off, and on

and taken advantage of the Apple reduced battery cost for the SE

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Re: urrrm:

Good point - but the financial incompetence of many managers makes it difficult, even in wurds on few sylabble to explain what the actual tradeoffs are. I suppose an exec with an eye of a lucrative exit will take savings now as opposed to stability and continuity later.

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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"User privacy needs to be thoughtfully balanced against legitimate business needs."

"User privacy needs to be subservient to business needs."

As it should be.

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The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand

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Pterry's librarian was a Scot?

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Drug cops stopped techie's upgrade to question him for hours. About everything

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Re: It's a sound salvation.

I did have my young daughter going for about 4 years (from the age of 4) on the notion that colour was not invented until the 1960's (explanation c/o explaining soem old b&W family photos). I still get reminded of it 23 years later.

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Re: Made it here first!

Whatever did happen to Mary Jane?

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Jimmy Hill feted in Shoreditch

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It's Shoreditch - shurely the sainted Lady Fox has to be a hoe in for the obvious choice?

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IEEE joins the ranks of non-backdoored strong cryptography defenders

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Re: Passwords

It's a crime punichable by a prison sentence in the UK. Although from my reading, there does appear to be a legitamate 'forgot' defence which the prosecution would have to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that this was incorrect. At least one person has been jailed for additional time on top of anti terrorism convictions.

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Those contingency plans I assume include preparing a deep sand pit and getting ready to bury head, then rinse and repeat?

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Re: Don't be cretinous

And Lord Lawson - that great Brexit supporter is seeking his French residence certificate. Luckily we are all (in my family) dual British/Irish citizenship.

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft scolded for tricking people into spilling their private info

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"Feedback from both the research community and our users, along with extensive UI testing, helps us subvert users’ privacy preferences

TFTFY

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Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Re: Brexit means EDF!

In the incarnation proposed - supported by the UK - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1032336.stm

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German researchers defeat printers' doc-tracking dots

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Re: personal printers of mangement in your ...

I'm well aware of that - merely a suggestion that a driver for *any* printer might be able to add the patterns absed on it's source and then thight be augmented by a printer specific code.

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Re: personal printers of mangement in your ...

True, but if the dot pattern is related to the source of the document, not just the hosted printer (which would make sense from a security/traceability persepctive then I see some potential

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Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

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But couldn't the Reg have sourced a photo of a BBC keyboard (I can give them one if they like)

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Top banker batters Bitcoin for sucky scalability, security

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While I agree with the general tenor of the remarks, there are a lot of other reasons why Bitcoin will never make it in the long term, and why any similar shared trust mechanism (or majority voting system) has significant issues of trust and vulnerability to manipulation (other than just speculation) majority miner/validator voting being just one problem.

That of course doesnot invalidate the whole 'blockchain' concept or even a currency outwith of the direct control of one government entity.

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Why aren't startups working? They're not great at creating jobs... or disrupting big biz

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Re: ?

Thankyou (a lack of coffee this morning....)

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Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe's other GDPR: Generally Dangerous Products Removed from websites

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Re: Dangerous?

well if the Happy Dragon's marketing blurb simply claimed it was an effective defolliator then they might get way with it?

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