* Posts by edge_e

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You know IoT security is bad when libertarians call for strict regulation

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Re: Your role in a movie is coming soon

I think it needs to be instead of the airbag :)

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Re: Your role in a movie is coming soon

Firstly in response to pccobbler:

What has where you sit on the libertarian/authoritarian axis of the political got to do with where you thoughts lie on the communist/capitalist axis? https://www.politicalcompass.org/

Regarding the whole seatbelt thing, people have differing risk perception. The trouble with making things safer is those who who felt safe anyway will now behave in a riskier manner.

Put another way, how close would you drive to the car on front if you had a six inch spike protruding from the center of your steering wheel?

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Roses are red, violets are blue, fake-news-detecting AI is fake news, too

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Stop

Roses are red,Violets are blue

the next Reg headline's

about GNU

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UK's lords want more details on adult website check plans

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Re: Trump icon

any of these but with whiter teeth

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=annoying+orange&t=lm&iax=1&ia=images

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

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Re: damn

50 comments and nobody asked if the pilot was called Eddie?

Come on people

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Why the UK is unlikely to get an adequacy determination post Brexit

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Re: Who cares?

When the Nazis came for the communists,

I remained silent;

I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,

I remained silent;

I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,

I did not speak out;

I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,

I remained silent;

I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,

there was no one left to speak out.

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El Reg just saved your Wikipedia Xmas

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Re: The hard-working volunteers do it because they want to be right.

My first xkcd thought regarding wikipedia is this

http://xkcd.com/978/

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Did EU ruling invalidate the UK's bonkers Snoopers' Charter?

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Merry Christmas

You better watch out

You better not cry

Better not pout

I'm telling you why

the government is tapping your phone

They're making a list

And checking it twice;

They're gonna find out

Who's naughty or nice

the government is tapping your phone

They're tracking all your browsing

They're reading all your mail

It's all being stored by your ISP

And will end in security fail

They know where you drink!

They know where you drive

you make it easy as

you login to wifi

the government is tapping your phone

They're tracking all your browsing

They're reading all your mail

And if you join the green party

you're going to grow a tail

You better watch out!

You better not cry

You better not pout

I'm telling you why

the government is tapping your phone

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Itchy-fingered OnePlus presses refresh, out pops value champ 3T

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Re: Also you can not set it to be mute but allow music to be played

Currently listening to music, doesn't seem to matter which position the slider is in , it doesn't stop.

Regarding app notifications, you can set individual apps to have priority notifications and put the switch to the centre position.

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

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Re: Dear Mrs May

Dear Chairman May

FTFY

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Google's Chromecast Audio busted BT home routers – now it has a fix

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Re: So who's to blame?

That's exactly what I was wondering. If Chromecast can cause the router to reboot/reset then clearly it can be achieved for the lols. I wonder if it can be made to run arbitrary code while it's at it?

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TfL to track Tube users in stations by their MAC addresses

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Re:Wouldn't the tracking be better off by using the Oyster...

That tells them where you joined and left the network.

It doesn't tell them which route you took, whether you missed your stop or if you met up with a mate in Richmond as you made your way from Euston to Victoria

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Build your Type 26 warships next year? Sure, MoD – now, about that contract...

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Have they finished the aircraft carriers yet?

see subject

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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Re: Because people will stick their hands in the doors

That's exactly what people do. Your analogy is a bad one though because the attendant in an un-automated lift would likely see you coming and wait so the lift experience didn't change for the occupants of the lift or the person arriving slightly late.

When the kids work out the new rules for chicken, I'll be getting the popcorn in.

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IoT insecurity: US govt summons tech bosses, bashes heads together

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Re: Up to ISP's to block

Like the roads - the Internet has some tools/clueless individuals on it - but it'd be a pretty lonely place to be if it were filled with just us geeks.

I'm pretty sure the roads would be much safer place without those who don't understand momentum and braking distances.

While you are right that it is down to us geeks to make it "just work", the trouble is, just like cars, the safer you make it, the more idiotic the driver becomes.

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NHS patients must be taught to share their data, says EU lobby group

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Re: Who cares what the EU group think?

the UK government won't be able to claim whatever they come up with is because of the EU

I bet they do

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You've been hacked. What are you liable for?

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About time too

Hopefully this will lead to companies taking security seriously or, better still, not collecting information they don't need in the first place.

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A robot kitchen? Whatever. Are you stupid enough to fall for this?

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Re: £100 a week for a year with Tesco's delivery service comes in at about £26,000 cheaper

Doubt the robot comes with Marmite either. On a serious note though, Unilever trying to hike prices by 10% when a significant number of their products are made in the UK, from materials sourced here, should be treated with outrage. For once I agree with Tesco.

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Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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well that's all double plus ungood

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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Re: eh?

I'm sure they'll override that setting at some point in the future

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Printers now the least-secure things on the internet

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Do printers really need to be connected to the internet?

How often do you send something to a printer that you don't have physical access to?

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UK Labour man Owen Smith: If you wanna be a leader, you gotta stop with that lens

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Headmaster

Given that one of their former chappies

you seem to have confused Labour with NuLabour.

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Lawyers! win! millions! in! bonkers! Yahoo! email! snooping! case!

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Re:So, in this case the class action has resulted in a success

Whilst I'll admit I'm not that familiar with US law, it seems to me that the complaint was that Yahoo were scanning email contents without permission and the result is that yahoo paid a bunch of lawyers and are continuing to scan email content without permission.

Could you explain how this is a success?

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Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

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What I want to know is

Was the battery capacity monitor written by the same guy who did the file copy dialogue?

https://www.xkcd.com/612/

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Microsoft to rip up P2P Skype, killing native Mac, Linux apps

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Linux

Re: What are the real alternatives to Skype

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_VoIP_software

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15-year-old security hole HTTPoxy returns to menace websites – it has a name, logo too

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WTF?

From the linked article

"The Proxy header is undefined by the IETF, and isn’t listed on the IANA’s registry of message headers. This means there is no standard use for the header at all; not even a provisional use-case.

Standards-compliant HTTP clients and servers will never read or send this header."

So why isn't it blocked in the default configuration ?

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Free concert! Against TPP?

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Re: Shameless Plug

It truly was

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Isis crisis: Facebook makes Bristol lass an unperson

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Re: Isis IS another stupid label

iSis

there we go , now apple can sue them

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Alleged Brit hacker Lauri Love bailed amid US extradition battle lull

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31 and ,still a student

Maybe he spent ten or so years working before university

You're never to old to learn

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This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!

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have you taken a look at the charts for the Euro?

so what you're saying is a ~3% fall is almost identical to a ~13% fall ?

maybe you should refer to this

GBP vs Euro

Edit: note to self, read the replies before posting

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Chatbot lawyer shreds $2.5m in parking tickets

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Re: Ticket to slide

No where near cynical enough for these parts

This will be deemed as giving legal advice, something only a lawyer can do and promptly shut down.

We can't have people not handing over their hard earned to the legal profession can we ?

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Childcatcher

bit early for I told you so

I'll just get on with my life hoping I was wrong

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The daily mash summed it up in two articles this morning

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/well-i-fked-that-up-didnt-i-says-cameron-20160624109749

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/you-have-made-this-man-happy-20160624109755

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Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight

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"any storage device"? "suspected"? "related"? "around the world"?

I presume this will require the same amount of proof as civil forfeiture ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kEpZWGgJks

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Kill Flash now. Or patch these 36 vulnerabilities. Your choice

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I'm starting to think the contents of ping pong balls are more interesting than hearing about flash exploits

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Password reset: 45 million creds leak from popular .com forums

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Looks to me like the password hasn't actually been recovered

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Trollface

That's odd given that Cornish pasties actually originated in Devon

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6144460.stm

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MPs pass new UK spy law

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Big Brother

clowns to the left of me,

Jokers to the right

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

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Re: Someone gets offended on someone else's behalf.

have we reached the point yet where someone puts how offended they are on social media and the lynch mob forms?

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Hey, Britain! Meet Mr Maxwell, our new National Tech Advisor

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see icon

see title

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Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

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Re: Very good, Mr D

I'd hope that the official unit was Charlie Brookers

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Microsoft traps and tortures poor little AI in soulless Minecraft world

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Re: The real problem

but think about how much of that learning is because they are being taught or guided by someone who already knows how to do something

So is that when it stops playing the game because it spends all its time watching other people playing it on youtube?

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Ironic: CCTV systems slide open a backdoor into your biz network

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Re: Lack of IT/Physical Security coordination

Are you saying we could increase our uptime by putting the security guards in charge of IT ?

</pointy-hair-boss-voice>

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Like masochism? Run a PC? These VXers want to help you pwn yourself

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Re: Wonderful telephone "support"...

I suspect that given the gullability of the general public (the word ins't in the dictionary), they would follow instructions to take a kitchen knife and slice open some biological thing to eradicate toxins from the body that blood has.

Given that there are those that stop taking medication because they're now giving all their money to someone who's going to pray they get better, I'm sure you're right

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London cops hunt chimpanzee in top hat

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Re: Police Alert

Maybe they were reminiscing the old days of digital tv

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US taxmen pull plug on anti-identity-theft system used by identity thieves

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Re: Can we finnally stop re-inventing the wheel?

Careful what you wish for, Google could probably have a fair go at predicting your tax return thus saving you the need to log in.

I suspect they'd not be as good at avoiding tax for you as they are for themselves.

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Google gives ringing endorsement to US VPN providers with 'right to be forgotten' expansion

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Holmes

Re: Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more...

but the rewrite means you can't look at it.

There's no re-write, all there is is a removal of a link from a popular search engine or two.

Look at it like the hiding of pirate bay, you can still find that if you try hard enough.

By taking away the easy access, you don't re-write history, you just stop it from being so easy to find the entire history of someone that most people stop bothering to try.

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Re: Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more...

It's not an attempt to rewrite history, the history is still there. It'll still be in the newspaper archive or the court documents.

It's an attempt to redress the balance that existed before the internet. Being able to find out a person's entire life just by searching their name is, among other things, incompatible with the rehabilitation of offenders act.

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AMD to fix slippery hypervisor-busting bug in its CPU microcode

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Learnt something new today

you can alter cpu firmware from inside an operating system

what could possibly go wrong

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Mechanical black hole: Microsoft settles music royalties sueball

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Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss

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