* Posts by Bibbit

136 posts • joined 22 Jan 2016


One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once


Re: 1984

It was not a terror cell; it was an anarcho-syndicalist commune.

And no-one lives in the castle, either.


What defines "Terrorist Propaganda"

And does this include The Daily Mail?

Mobile network Three UK's customer details exposed in homepage blunder


Only 3? Does not sound serious.

Fine, we'll do it the Huawei, says Uncle Sam: CFO charged with fraud, faces extradition to US over Iran trade claims


Re: Not unfair at all, and certainly not the result of lobbying by US companies

Surely Iran started it when their democratically elected goverment tried to nationalise their sovereign oil reserves at the expense of the UK and US petroleum companies?

Schoolboy error.

Rule Brittania etc.

Google-whisperers beat reCaptcha voice challenge with 90% success rate


Re: idiots like this

But responses to interesting images could not be used to train AI for self-driving cars on the cheap...

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse


Great article

More like this. The morse coding (flashbacks to Das Boot "My God, Philip") and fog-horn ranging was particularly interesting. Great to see analogue skills are not being left to rust. I remember when Addenbrookes Hospitals e-Hospital system had another spasm and everyone had to revert to the paper system to keep the show on the road.

Dutch boyband hopes to reverse Brexit through the power of music


Has more chance of sorting it than parliament. Go for it lads!

Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is


"This should send a clear message to anyone considering committing crimes of this nature that we have the tools and methods to identify you and bring you to justice."

...for 20 months.

Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off


Yoof speak

Surely "getting down to sick beats" is just what middle-aged people think yooths say, right? It is not actually a thing?

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked


Re: Lenovo takes the security of employee information very seriously

Impressive pedantry. Well done sir or madam.

Brit bomb hoax teen who fantasised about being a notorious hacker cops 3 years in jail


Having a diagnosed medical condition is not a guarantee of not being a twat. Luton prisons are lovely this time of year.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


Let him rot.

Accused of rape, skipped bail, scarpered to an embassy. Just follow the law. And besides, neglecting his cat tells you all you need to know. I suspect Trump has a pardon for him in any case if he were to get a free trip overseas.

Maybe he should apply for the Sports Ambassador to the CAR? I believe Boris Becker is no longer interested and the diplomatic immunity could be handy.

Sacked NCC Group grad trainee emailed 300 coworkers about Kali Linux VM 'playing up'


A rather lame prank but...

Back in the older days of gmail my friend had a colleague with a spoon aversion. Whenever they emailed him they would write the word "spoon" multiple times in white text so he could not see it at the end of the mail. Google then started offering spoon based products to him. Low tech but it got results.

ZX Spectrum reboot scandal firm's original directors rejoin


Re: Jet Set Wally

Upvoted. I appreciate the effort.

Florida man won't be compelled to reveal iPhone passcode, yet


What nice police

It is cheering to see their concern that his device's OS is up to date. You would never get that caring attitude in the UK. Did they offer to repair the cracked screen too?

London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat


Sounds like the self-important sod is suffering.


Even being played by Cumberbatch does not stop one being a twat.

As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed



Only 22%? They should take their case to the Supreme Court...oh wait!

Cloud data warehouser Snowflake has just trousered another $450m


I am stupid so...

What do they actually do?

On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others


Bang on!

Nice article.

Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?


Good article

Thanks for breaking it down. I had no idea Bloomberg hacks are renumerated due to market moves either.

Fortnite 'fesses up: New female character's jiggly bits 'unintended' and 'embarrassing'


Goose and gander

If that is physics. Could they put some male wobbly pecs/gut/buttock/sack animations in then for the first time in history EVERYONE on the internet will be happy?

Microsoft gets ready to kill Skype Classic once again: 'This time we mean it'


But Github will be ok, right?


Thatcher? I use that for everything else.

'Incommunicado' Assange anoints new WikiLeaks editor in chief


Poor diddums

He is there because he chose to jump bail and then scarper to the embassy and he can leave whenever he likes. He makes me sick, never mind how this must effect his alleged victims.

I wonder if we can claw back the cash spent on police hours waiting for the little toad?

DWP CIO and chief digi officer Mayank Prakash quits


Re: Impressive

I would love to give you 5 pounds but I have no money left after sending my kids to public school. Also my bad maths are due to diabetes. We can chat about this again when I get back from Liverpool.

(fight the power)


Re: Impressive

Three Tory voters are on here? Your downvotes warm me at night. And I am too poor to afford heating. I win!



Amazing anyone could work under IDS for even 4 years. Might be worth a knighthood. £1.9 beeeeliiion on IT? Look upon government IT projects and shudder! But it fucks up poor people so the Tories will be happy. Job done.

Cisco sneaks hardcoded secret root backdoor into vid surveillance kit


Re: 3 Letters

Or they fucked up and the government is spying on you.


Retrospective justice? That figures given the current political weather. Tough crowd indeed.

Or maybe they are ant-y punning?

Apple's dark-horse macOS Mojave is out (and it's already pwned)


Re: they peaked at snow leopard

That is because it was the mane distribution.


Dare I dream?

Could it be that my MBP's bluetooth will connect to my headphones with this update? I have been waiting since 2012. I like to hope it was what Steve was working on before he passed on. Never lose faith.

Some credential-stuffing botnets don't care about being noticed any more


Re: The Chinese regularly try and hack my little word press site

"I tended a site besieged by a certain corrupt international child molesting religious agency"

You got hacked by the Vatican? Is nothing sacred?

Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook


I do not know who downvoted you, although that kind of reinforces your point. The Internet. Yay.

Kernel sanders: Webroot vuln creates route to root Macs


Re: GCHQ IC Enterprises Bods Ringing NSA Belles and Pleasure Robots


You'll never guess what you can do once you steal a laptop, reflash the BIOS, and reboot it


F-Secure's Olle Segerdahl and Pasi Saarinen...

Demonstrates two guys that need to get out more. Is 'hibernate' still a thing? I do not see it on many machines myself. Then again, I am a freak who does proper shutdowns rather than sleeps.

Kudos for the Mr Freeze pic, El Reg. Reminds me of yet another time Arnie was robbed of an Oscar.

Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday


Re: Land where?


Google skewered in ad sting after Oracle-backed bods turn troll


Freudian slip?

The "White Race race" conjures up all kinds of images, including the Berlin Olympics.

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question


Re: has anyone else

My wife splilled a large glass of red wine over my nearly new Dell laptop. Goodnight Vienna. It was a bloody decent wine too which just added insult to injury.

AI sucks at stopping online trolls spewing toxic comments


Nothing personal. I only downvoted you because I really hate the Manic Street Preachers.


noTHIgn neew

Seems like what worked for spammers selling vIAgra and penIS enLaRGEMent works on AI. Perhaps the AI needs to learn what humans know: whatever one says, someone will be offended. Result? AI blocks all online conversation and the world is a better, nicer place.

No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy


"This for a user that had an online banking security dongle permanently attached to his PC"

Perhaps you robbing him might have taught him something? Sounds like he was too thick to notice and he would have blown that money on CEO rubbish like coke, private jets and a dominatrix anyway. CEOs cannot really be victims like real people (class war, fight the power, stick it to the man, eat the rich, etc).

Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem


Bless you.

You dropped a line without reaching out. The world is getting better! Joy!

Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users


I know this is like Canute trying to hold back the tide but

Please stop using "reach out". Please.

Hello darkness my old friend, what happened last week in Redmond?


Don't talk to me about Ribbons

I can still have the echo of my silent internal howl when that was done in AutoCAD.

In workspace no-one can hear you scream...

Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows


Re: Zorin OS

There can be no peace until you submit to the glory of Kubuntu, Godless infidel!

Microsoft's Chinese chatbot inspired by images to write poetry


Geography also a factor?

Quality of poetry aside,

as the critics are poets of southern China and the bot creators are from a Taiwanese branch of Microsoft could international politics be in play?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: A steep price to pay


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

Why suffer the indignities of side-effects from well-researched and science-tested medicines when you can beat the system with caffiene enemas, magic crystals or putting a frog on your head?


Have they got Andrew locked in a bunker?

It must be a tough gig at Vulture HQ. They would not let the poor sod out for two minutes to test the screen in daylight. Keep taking the vitamin D tablets Andrew.

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


But if it misses there is no harm done.


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