* Posts by apveening

17 posts • joined 5 Aug 2017

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

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Common sense

The problem with common sense is that sense never ain't common (Lazarus Long)

Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Re: Queen wasp stinger

In common wasps the queen has a stinger and eggs don't pass through it (anymore). However, a lot of solitary wasps don't have a stinger and still use the egg depositor for which it was intended, e.g. depositing the egg in eggs or larva of other insects.

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Small correction

Worker wasps are infertile females, not males. And the sting is evolved from an egg-depositor.

Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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While I like the references to Starship Troopers (R.A. Heinlein), I think references to Space Cadet (also R.A. Heinlein) would be more appropriate in this case.

Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Comparing Xi with a bear is one thing, but what about the comparison of Shinzo Abe with an ass?

https://regmedia.co.uk/2018/08/03/pooh-ping3.jpg

Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Re: 16MB?

"We had 10 bits of memory, 20 if you took off your shoes."

Should be enough for all normal purposes, you can reach 1.048.576 with that.

ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice

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Re: Perhaps we should think about building an EU internet?

South America will probably join as well.

You get a criminal record! And you get a criminal record! Peach state goes bananas with expanded anti-hack law

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Re: Trial by fire

Trial by fire is also a technique you use against criminally stupid legislation. Just make sure those legislators get convicted on a law they passed themselves (shouldn't be too difficult in this case).

Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members

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Well regulated militia

That is the part of the second amendment the NRA consistently neglects.

Having said that, I will uphold the right to arm bears ;)

Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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If the damn thing draws a shamrock on your Guinness, you're allowed to rip out its CPU.

Only if you are a regular in that bar (not a tourist) ;)

Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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Re: And so it goes....

4) Already happened, the Nordic mythology is correct in that aspect. The idea of hell as a hot place comes from ancient desert dwellers who couldn't think of something worse (lack of imagination).

Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

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Re: I'd put a blocker in

As long as Caller-ID is available, German numbers are as traceable as UK or Dutch numbers. German numbers start with +49 (and Dutch with +31).

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Re: Special Law Services

Just make that Special Revenue Services ;)

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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Re: Goose - Yorkshire - yes, yes, yes

"Christmas dinner without yorkshire would be like christmas dinner without sprouts."

A huge improvement you mean?

'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Boffin

The right to arm bears

I will always uphold the right to arm bears.

That aside, the second amendment also mentions a well regulated militia, something missing from all quotes (and all communication from the NRA).

Forget sexy zero-days. Siemens medical scanners can be pwned by two-year-old-days

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Re: I'm not sure if the hackers are the worry in this case

I am none too sure about the water either, there is some Hydrogen3 oxide around as well.

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