* Posts by TrumpSlurp the Troll

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US Navy develops underwater wireless battery-charging tech

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Coat

Simples

Just go to the nearest underwater Waitrose car park.

Mine is the waterproof one with the loyalty card in the pocket.->

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Can North Korean nukes hit US mainland? Maybe. But EMP blast threat is 'highly credible'

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Trollface

It makes a refreshing change

For the USA to be in the firing line instead of shipping their military hardware to Europe in the hope that we would soak up most of the nukes and also the ground war over the glowing rubble.

Never fear, when your industry collapses and your people are having to ration food we will be there for you.

Technology and food at very reasonable prices paid for by loans at very reasonable interest rates.

We have, after all, a special relationship.

We will support the Government in Exile and may even allow the golf course to be recognised as US territory.

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Daily Stormer booted off internet again, this time by Namecheap

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Megaphone

TL;DR

I support your right to free speech. That doesn't mean that I am obliged to lend you my megaphone.

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Oh, and is it all Socialists we are against, or just National Socialists?

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Bitcoin-accepting sites leave cookie trail that crumbles anonymity

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Paris Hilton

Don't understand the table

It seems to suggest that there is more tracking if you use tracking protection.

Edit: just too slow. Beaten by AC.

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Trump upgrades Cyber Command, may sideline NSA in future

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Seems a sensible move

Especially as he seems to be fighting all the TLAs at the moment.

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GitHub's CEO resigns. Again. Without scandal, after fixing messes

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Windows

Pulled her code?

I was sadly looking for a double entendre but concluded it would have read better if he had been forced to pull his own code.

I should get out more.

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Software definer wants you to befriend the 'BFC', do a bit of 'reverse virtualization'

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Supercomputer?

Just keep adding chunks of hardware as the computing demand grows?

There does seem to be an assumption that servers are so powerful these days that they can usually (always?) run more than one VM.

Does anyone know of workloads so big they strain one server but can't be distributed?

Met Office, for example, used to need very big iron for weather modelling.

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Australian money cops gain powers to regulate cryptocurrency

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Re: Property is the best way to launder money in Australia

I assume that NZ might get a look in as well.

Plenty of rich Asian property investors there.

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Regulation? How?

If the exchanges aren't in Australia then regulation may be a problem.

I assume that they will go for the point where real cash is generated or real goods are paid for.

Does that mean that all the outlets which accept Bitcoin, for instance, will have in future to only deal with regulated exchanges?

Popcorn time?

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UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!

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Re: What does "DV cleared" mean?

Direct Vetting (used to be called Positive Vetting) which is where they go through the dustbin of friends and family looking for anything incriminating.

Interesting because the clearance is usually tied to the job and getting DV can allegedly take several months.

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Coffee/keyboard

3 month gig?

Given the list of technology it would take longer than that to stop laughing.

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...and start crying.

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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

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Trollface

Daily Stormtrooper?

Couple of newspapers here could use that site if it is going free.

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Taken a while but finally here's the first proper smart-home gizmo

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Intelligence in the bulb?

I know we all love a good snipe at IoT, but isn't the reason the intelligence (for want of a better word) is in the bulb is that it is the best way to keep the average luser away from sparky wires? Plug in light bulb, job (almost) done.

All the other suggestions such as smart wiring, smart switches, smart ceiling roses require some change to the physical infrastructure.

For similar reasons, WiFi is much more common in the home than wired Ethernet even though the technically minded usually prefer wires. Man comes and plugs in magic box, job done.

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Alien 'lava lamp' with dying magnetic field orbited Earth a billion years ago – science

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Mushroom

Re: Can't they send some people up there and just not bring them back?

Ummm....

You want to send people on a one way trip to the moon so that they can throw rocks at us?

Icon for probable result once they throw a big one.

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Brit uni builds its own supercomputer from secondhand parts

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Coat

All very well

But can it run Crysis?

O.k......going.....

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Microsoft won't patch SMB flaw that only an idiot would expose

TrumpSlurp the Troll

Bottom line

You can't patch stupid.

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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Trollface

Open source it!

This is the perfect opportunity to reimplement it as part of systemd.

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An AI can replace what a world leader said in his video-taped speech. This will end well. Not

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Thumb Up

Talking head?

One option not mentioned is a person recording and encoding a high resolution head, then supplying it before hand to participants in a video conference.

The bandwidth required to maintain a high resolution image in the conference would be greatly reduced.

A very personalised avatar.

It would, of course, require some form of cryptography to guarantee that you were talking to the originator and owner of the data.

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Coat

Re: The Post-US Era... Europe forth place

Perl of a comment.

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Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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Black Helicopters

Conspiracy or cockup?

I wonder how many sales are the result of this hack being there?

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Now Uber sued for textual harassment

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WTF?

Interesting approach

We think you stole some documents.

Please show these to the court so we can prove that you did.

Isn't this like telling a suspect "we think you nicked some jewels, please bring them down to the station so we can nick you"?

Ok criminal and civil, but still........

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Google patches pwnable 'droids for Wi-Fi vuln

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Paris Hilton

Who updates SIM free phones?

They (allegedly) don't have the carrier's cruft, just the manufacturers.

So does the current carrier update, or the manufacturer?

Also, if you unlock the phone and switch carriers who pushes the updates?

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Google ships WannaCrypt for Android, disguised as Samba app

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Paris Hilton

Nice vector

For future attacks.

App only works with V1 and I assume simple to check for vulnerability on the servers.

Any other supplier I would suspect vulnerability checking.

Google, though?

Damn, they fixed it.

Just as well, this tinfoil hat was getting sweaty.

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On the couch with an AI robo-doc asking me personal questions

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Boffin

Device tracks your movements

No! Not that kind of movements!

So lending someone your phone should give interesting results.

Much like loaning your fit bit to an active friend to up your step count.

Presumably you have to be heavily invested in not gaming the system and very trusting of the results to cooperate with this kind of thing.

In which case lack of sanity is probably a foregone conclusion.

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Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that

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Facepalm

Re: The other O/S's Intel CPUs

Outstanding!

So I don't need to patch or secure my AMD system running Windows.

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TfL, WTH is my bus? London looks up from its mobile

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Windows

Difference between should and will?

Not much use knowing that the bus SHOULD arrive in 3 minutes when it WILL arrive in 45 minutes because of unexpected delays.

Accurate tracking of busses is a good thing and a good use of technology.

Tell that to the Luddites of today......

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Nationwide banking suffers its own Black Wednesday

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Trollface

Strangely

They didn't advise customers to use their local branch where the full range of banking facilities are available.

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Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech

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WTF?

Someone on Facebook called me a cunt?

A crime?

Seriously?

Obviously not if it was face to face, but still......

Any successful prosecutions?

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Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have nasty hyper-threading bug

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Re: This is gonna suck.

So don't use Best Buy.

Find a local independent.

You should have plenty of choice.

Interview them first just to check their knowledge, of course.

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AES-256 keys sniffed in seconds using €200 of kit a few inches away

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Re: How well was the PC prepared? TEMPEST?

IIRC they stopped building TEMPEST PCs when the general reduction in power usage and radiation from standard PCs met the TEMPEST requirements unmodified.

Perhaps it is time to revisit this, or perhaps the detection distance means that if you can get that close you have already breached physical security to an extent that eavesdropping is the least of your worries.

A solution that could be used in tables at coffee houses, perhaps, to steal customers keys then snoop. However what is the cost/benefit?

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British Airways poised to shed 1,000 jobs to Capita

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As with others

I can remember when BA (or BEA) were consumate professionals. Back in the 70s.

In the 80s it depended on the route.

Flying to the USA you got good treatment.

However I flew to Dublin once a month and the B(E)A flight was a punishment duty for jaded staff, who exuded hate for all around.

Air Lingus had this as their premier route and were wonderful.

Now I wouldn't fly BA given the option.

Others try harder and charge less.

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DARPA orders spaceplane capable of 10 launches in 10 days

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Isn't the bigger issue..

...whatever knocked the original satellites out in the first place?

Solar flare perhaps?

Any agressive act gives a lot of issues to resolve before you can reestablish your satellite fleet.

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Has AI gone too far? DeepTingle turns El Reg news into terrible erotica

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So...

Just Jive slightly updated.

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Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

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Yet again

A strong incentive to buy a generic hardware platform and install router software.

However probably not off the shelf in Argos so not for 99% plus of the population.

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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Other places?

Wondering where else wouldn't be clearing passengers between 21.00 and midnight GMT.

US would on west coast. Certainly Hawaii.

Perhaps a Commonwealth thing?

Still, who relies on a data centre on the opposite side of the world for critical functions?

Oh, hang on, someone is rabbiting in my ear about a cloud something.......

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Comet 67P's oxygen could be a breath of fresh air

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Trollface

Mathter

Itth ALIVE!!!!!!!

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WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

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Not seen anything here

We use this all the time (sort of) to keep in touch with the globally dispersed.

No obvious down time but we weren't chatting in the wee small hours UK time.

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LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'

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WTF?

Patents and publications?

Not me.

I just did stuff.

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Cybercrook spared jail after copping to FIFA video game mega-hack

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Windows

Some days I dream....

......of making so much money I can pay a $1.5 million fine.

Then again, nah.

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Trump signs exec order signaling foreign H-1B visa techie crackdown

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Re: If he slammed the lottery

The modern day slavery of short term contracts is not limited to non UK born post Doctoral academics.

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

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Sue her lawyer

The case as reported here seems to have been grossly mishandled.

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Law Commission pulls back on official secrets laws plans after Reg exposes flawed report

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Trollface

For those whinging about TMs lack of mandate

Be careful what you wish for.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Unhappy

No sex outside marriage?

I think this is more a society's formalization of a common feature of many higher animals; the attempt by a dominant male to prevent access to his female(s) to ensure the propagation of his genes.

Often found in birds, I believe.

Not as far as I know directly linked to a belief in god(s) but more linked to "organised religion" which majors on organisational power and tends to conveniently forget the basic tenets of the religion they are supposed to espouse.

Most major religions seem to start out being about being nice to each other plus some very sensible advice about hygienic living. Then the organisation starts adding a few little rules just to "clarify" what the founder really meant.

So please don't confuse religion and "organised religion".

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Switch on your smartphone camera and look how fertile I am

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DIY?

Or did it require professional help?

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Holmes

I totally get the abuse, but

A dumb mechanism linked to a central intelligent server is a very strong system design (in technical terms).

All the mechanism has to do is connect securely to the central server and do as it is told. No issues about maintaining the software on the device. No issues about supporting older hardware as the intelligence is in the central server.

Nearly all the software will be mainstream HTML5 based and easily supported.

Just two small problems; the initial secure connection and the reliance on a third party to maintain the server.

So a strong technical design with a commercial flaw.

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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Dr Havilland Mosquito?

Fighter, bomber, photo reconnaissance and more.

Built out of eco friendly wood so Green credentials.

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Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Craig fund fake news firefighter

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Black Helicopters

Fake news

Is in the eye of the beholder.

Where do you go with climate change, creationism just to mention two obvious candidates?

Removing fake news is censorship. Once this is accepted then the power lies with those who define fake.

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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Angel

Come on guys think positive

There are the first signs that Microsoft are beginning to listen to users.

Forced unscheduled updates are being eased up on.

Who knows, in time you may even be able to limit the telemetry.

If you want to influence Microsoft you probably have a better chance joining the insider programme than ranting here.

Disclaimer: nothing more recent than W8.1 and no, I haven't joined the insider programme.

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FYI Docs.com users: You may have leaked passwords, personal info – thousands have

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Private?

I assume the commentards here are active users of docs.com and speak from experience?

Because the alternative is that private is the default but it was just too much trouble to set up the closed group so everything was set to public by the user.

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DNA-bothering eggheads brew beer you were literally born to like

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Pint

My personal beer

As others have suggested the main requirement is that nobody else likes it so it is mine all mine.

Although having paid all that money I would feel obliged to drink it all (I hate waste) there would come a point where I would be bleating thinking "Thank $Deity only another 10 pallet loads to go (hic).

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