* Posts by Potemkine!

620 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017


Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers

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Whenever the electorate is given a choice, they are bound to do something silly.

Is the author promoting dictatorship?

Super Cali optimistic right-to-repair's negotious, even though Apple thought it was something quite atrocious

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Having the right to fix as you want the stuff you own

Sounds good, sound even obvious.

Public disgrace: 82% of EU govt websites stalked by Google adtech cookies – report

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Interesting remark from the report not mentioned in the article: "These results do not include trackers associated with the Google Analytics platform" . I thought at first these cookies could account for a large number of the detected trackers, but not even!

Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum

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Re: "Vote Leave Ltd"

Didn't you know that profit is the purpose of business? Waoh.

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"Vote Leave Ltd"

The main goal of a company is to make money, so how does "Vote Leave Ltd" expect to make money from the Brexit?

How many Reg columnists does it take to turn off a lightbulb?

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I know you love Kickstarter, so...

... you should have a look to Neuroon Open, the " the sleeping mask of the future"!

Science says death metal fans delightful and intelligent people, great at dinner parties

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\m/ !

Alphabet top brass OK'd $100m-plus payouts to execs accused of sexual misconduct – court docs

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Presumption of Innocence

Once declared guilty, these bastards would deserve to be fired abruptely. But, anyone being innocent until proven guilty, how could Google fire someone being 'just' accused without compensation?

Still fewer Windows 10 devices out there than Instagrammer Kylie Jenner has dollars

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Oh my God! Did they kill Kylie? You bastards!

Iranian-backed hackers ransacked Citrix, swiped 6TB+ of emails, docs, secrets, claims cyber-biz

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Re: Sensitive Data

But since Iran is not a democracy, I don't see that taking down the country the way the police would take down the home of a suspected hacker poses a moral issue.

Us is not a democracy either, barely a plutocracy. So should other countries promote a regime change in the US?

Prodigy dancer and vocalist Keith Flint found dead aged 49

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Firestarter = Wipeout 2097

Sad way to go. It sux when Prodigy mixes with Suicidal Tendencies.

WannaCry-hero Hutchins' trial date set, Microsoft readies Google's Spectre V2 fix for Windows 10, Coinhive axed, and more

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Re: Monero Hard Fork

I say that as someone with little to no idea how economics actually works


Opportunity's mission is over, but InSight almost ready for a driller thriller below Martian surface

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In a way, Beagle 2 was successful in digging Martian soil

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams

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Cleverer Phishing Attempt

We were targeted by a CPA last week.

The attack staged two phases:

1) The relevant users got a first mail asking for Safety Data Sheet regarding some of our products, with correct names and references, by someone pretending to be in the business and working in behalf of one of our clients, a real one.

2) The day after, they got a second mail asking them to review the SDS to ensure they were correct, by clicking a link to download them, through a web page asking for their credentials...

And The Clash rules! Rare are the bands having be so influential with such a 'short' duration.

Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...

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Adblocker and NoScript

and the web becomes faster!

Bloody advertisers... there isn't a thing they don't mess with.

Q. What's a good thing to put outside a building of spies? A: A banner saying 'here we are!'

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and if you don't we'll bomb you.

How I got horizontal with a gimp and untangled his cables

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Auld Alliance

If you decide to flee with your wife before they throw the dogs on you, be assured that someone with a Scottish descent will always be welcome with open arms this side of the Channel.

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GIMP is hard to master

Paint is enough for most of my usages.

Dear Mr. Dabbs, have you any family connection with Mr. John Bercow? You seem to share the same pleasure to use elaborate ways to express yourself. On the one hand It doesn't help to understand your weekly columns for me poor foreigner (future alien after March, 29), on the other hand it learns me new words every week, so thanks for that! When I keep learning I know I'm still alive.

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – but I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat

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Access to www.nationalenquirer.com was denied

You don't have authorization to view this page.



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That guy has balls

Big ones, and no picture needed to prove it.

AMI/N.E. is in a deep shit. Good for them.

Things that make you go .hm... Has a piece of the internet just sunk into the ocean? It appears so

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Visiting registry.hm is like taking a step back in time when webpages were hand-coded HTML and images were frowned upon

No ads, no flashy animations, no trakers, no 'like' buttons, no javascript... it's so last century!

At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple

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Will Apple try to sue him for blackmail? Anything is possible in this fantastic world.

Pixaaaarrrrrrghh! Mars-snapping CubeSats Wall-E and Eve declared dead (for now) by NASA bods

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Re: We learn from history that we do not learn from history

Why should we add junk to debris? In the 60s, nobody realized the consequences of letting junk floating around Earth, space was so immense after all and there were already a lot of debris, some of them hitting Earth every day.

It seems to be the human way: Après nous, le déluge!

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We learn from history that we do not learn from history

After polluting the space around Earth, Humanity begins to pollute the space around the Sun... Aren't we smart?

Apple solemnly agrees to pay France $570m in back taxes, turns to camera, gives us a wink

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Re: "mes amies"?


"mes amies" -> "mes amis", unless all of your friends are women.

"ami.e.s" is the new politically correct way to write it if you are from the Far Left. If you really want to be gender neutral you could write "mes amies et amis", which would be grammatically correct.

I won't bother hunting and reporting more Sony zero-days, because all I'd get is a lousy t-shirt

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"Many of the companies that claim to be concerned about the safety of their consumers are, in fact, not."

What?! PR would be lying to us?! I'm shocked!

NASA pops titanium tea cosy over Martian InSight probe instrument

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A small dedication to my former collegues who worked for several years on SEIS to find innovative solutions for thermal control. Well done chaps! You can see now the result of your work in action.

Original WWII German message decrypts to go on display at National Museum of Computing

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Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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Re: No choice

This is why I seriously question the use of "developers can access all your email" Gmail for any European business,

Email is not a secure way to transmit confidential information anyway, whatever the provider. An email is a message thrown in a transparent bottle that anyone on its journey can read.

Don't ever use email to share sensitive info unless they are in an encrypted attachment.

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Verba volant, scripta manent.

Plus of course it would be a prime channel to bitch about management

Never let written evidences when you're bitching.

I learned that lesson the hard way when I was 7 and decided to insult my older sister... I never repeated the mistake.

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No choice

Our customers want to exchange with our Sales force using Whatsapp, Instagram, Skype, Tinder... hmm no, not Tinder.

Of course neither the customers nor the sales force give a fuck about security or confidentiality, all of these being annoyances caused by these bloody IT guys who can't stop making work and life hard to their fellow coworkers... The only thing we could do was specifically saying (more precisely writing, knowing the value of words for salesmen and saleswomen) that we warned them, and we couldn't be held for responsible in case of data theft. I would be surprised if our situation was an exception.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more

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Airbus is not French, it's an European company.

Personal data slurped in Airbus hack – but firm's industrial smarts could be what crooks are after

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My bad, it's GDPR for most of the World indeed.

We use both acronyms here, I often confuse them... Old age is a shipwreck :doh:

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Funny to point to China, when Airbus first commercial competitor is Boeing.

Another good point for RGPD, having to warn people their data may have been stolen forbids any move to hide the breach.

Ad-tech industry: GDPR complaint is like holding road builders to account for traffic violations

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Re: Advertisers and Salespeople

I would also had Insurers, bankers and 90% of mechanics.

Chang'e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day... on the friggin' MOON

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So, did China build a movie studio to mimic the Moon surface? Also, could any conspirationist tell me if the Moon is flat too?

Smaller tech firms just aren't ready for a no-deal Brexit, MPs told

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Piece of cake (and eat it)

Don't worry; companies still have two months to be ready.

Where's the "ironic" icon when you need it?

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

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Everything within Apple, nothing outside Apple, nothing against Apple

Apple and FB users share at least one thing: credulity.

How big is the UK space industry? It hauled in £14.8bn for 2016/2017 – report

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Thanks to the incompetence of UK rulers and the narrow-minded vision of a majority of UK voters, UK space industry is going to experience the same fate than Beagle 2.

Alternate reality cannot last forever, reality check is going to happen. I'm fully confident UK will blame EU for that.

Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain

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Re: Interesting argument

Or maybe they should just plead guilty.

A GAFA would acknowledge being wrong?! Over Zuck's dead body!

Microsoft decides Internet Explorer 10 has had its fun: Termination set for January 2020

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Will anyone notice?

Post-Brexit plan for .EU tweaked: No dot-EU web domains for Europeans in UK, no appeals, etc

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"Brussels' bureaucrats ", "Eurocrats "... BS!

EURid is not part of the so called "European Bureaucracy", it's a non-profit organisation appointed by the European Commission as the domain name registry.

Its chairman, Pierre Verbaeten, is a Belgian professor emeritus in the Computer Science at the KU Leuven, and has more than 226 publications to its name.

Anti-european feelings are maybe popular in UK, but feeding the frenzy with lies is irresponsible.

Should the super-rich pay 70% tax rate above $10m? Here's Michael Dell's hot take for Davos

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World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%

26 people own more than 3,765,000,000. The number was 43 in 2017. The rich ones get richest, and they dare to ask for more and more.

Also, from the 26, how many started they life with nothing and from a poor family? None. Wealth is transmitted from generations to generations, continuing the inequality over and over.

What's the point to own more and more? Does that make you happier? Do you live a better life when you own $ 1,000,000,000 instead of $100,000,000 ?

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know

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In Need of Positivity

Each year there are more and more assholes on Earth. Sometimes I believe the ones for next year are already there.

The 'Me first and don't give a fuck about the others' attitude seems to be more and more common, I see them everywhere, it's probably a clear sign I'm going to have my member card of the Grumpy Old Grandpas Club.

For the ones sensible to the sweet and delicate music of Soulfly, here's a cover of a Soulfly's ancester Sepultura song which is IMNSHO to discover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h25Qw9s1jU.

We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD

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Re: Political correctness running amok?

Considering all the sufferings these scums inflicted, I don't see that as political correctness.

The article states that "many were hanged in the aftermath of the Second World War", sadly it isn't true, many of these bastards didn't get the punishment they deserved.

Some examples:

[Heinz Lammerding] was sentenced to death in absentia by the court of Bordeaux, but he was never extradited from West Germany[1] nor was he ever sentenced by a German court.

[Wilhelm Höttl] Höttl was released from confinement in December 1947 and the US Army refused his extradition to the Austrian People's Courts, which at the time took action against Nazi perpetrators.In March 1948 he got in contact with the CIC and became subsequently control chief of two espionage operations, namely "MOUNT VERNON" and "MONTGOMERY".

As part of his duties during World War II [Emil Augsburg] was responsible for planning the SS executions of Jews and other "enemies of the Reich" in occupied Poland [...]. He escaped punishment because from 1947-1948 he was employed by an American military counter-intelligence agency as an expert on Soviet affairs.

Polish authorities announced [...] that they will seek the arrest and extradition of Michael Karkoc, a 98-year-old U.S. citizen allegedly exposed as a former Nazi commander of an SS-led unit responsible for burning Polish villages in WWII and executing any civilians caught trying to escape.

Gerhard Sommer (born 24 June 1921) is a former SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) in the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS who was involved in the massacre of 560 civilians on 12 August 1944 in the Italian village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema[...] In May 2015, Sommer was declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.

Helmut Oberlander (born 15 February 1924) is a Canadian citizen who was a member of the Einsatzgruppen death squads of Nazi Germany in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II

Office 365 enjoys good old-fashioned Thursday wobble as email teeters over in Europe

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Re: well...

your own site has wobbled this morning, dear vulture

Got that one too. Nonetheless, it seems to be more reliable than Office 36X ^^

Straight outta Blighty: Readers, if you were a tech billionaire, what would you do?

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Re: Money well spent

I would have had UKIP thoroughly infiltrated and all the worst of their fruitcakes, racists and loons long since exposed, tainting their fellow travellers beyond redemption

History shows that far right movements generally enjoy the support of the wealthiest ones.

How Big Business Bailed Out the Nazis

Agnelli and Mussolini

La Cagoule [...] was a French fascist-leaning and anti-communist terrorist group [...] Among others, the founder of the cosmetics company L'Oréal, Eugène Schueller, bankrolled the clandestine movement.

Doing Big Business With Fascists

Google faces another GDPR probe – this time in the land of meatballs and flat-pack furniture

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Re: Go Get Em GDPR...

At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Nope, he didn't. Napoleon second abdication was on June, 22 1815, 4 days after the battle of Waterloo.

Starship bloopers: In touching tribute to Tesla shares, Musk proto-craft tumbles – as Bezos' Blue Origin rocket lifts off

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Dildo in Spaaaaace!

Looking at the shape of Bezo's rocket, I'd think its final destination would rather be Uranus.


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