* Posts by IceC0ld

213 posts • joined 31 Aug 2017


From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move

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Re: MySpace

They've hired a Marie Kondo type to declutter all the unwanted stuff.

Result:- MySpace.


Result :- MORE Space

FTFY :o)

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Re: I wonder

What would be the cost of hosting 50 million old MP3s?


call it 5MB per MP3 so around 250 TB's of storage [now] going spare ........................

I'm another that thinks they just CBA keeping the old stuff, and would also wonder how they 'lost' everything and only appear to have a single copy too, whatever happened to BACKUP, then BACKUP again, before doing ANYTHING D/B related

UK code breakers drop Bombe, Enigma and Typex simulators onto the web for all to try

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Building upon previous Polish work .........................


Shurely Shome Mishtake

I've seen that U-571 film, and I'm DAMN certain Hollywood woudnt' lie :o)

All good, leave it with you...? Chap is roped into tech support role for clueless customer

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Re: What?

And, from the article "Do the words “just in case“ also fill you with foreboding?"

In my case, the words I dread most are "While you are here...".


for ME, I had been on service desk for a while, and was sort of into the script thing, so on getting a field service contract, some things carried over, and on one job, at the conclusion, I uttered those immortal desk drone words, "and while I'm here, is there anything else I can help you with" ..............

NEVER again ffs :o)

Why are there never free power sockets when my Y-fronts need charging?

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Re: Solar car.

If left under the scorching sun

They're probably not going to make a model for the UK market.



breathes in


620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts

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Re: 617M real account details?

not just your good self, I have been a peruser of said interwebs for more years than you can shake an abacas at, and I have not heard of a single one of them either ......................

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Re: hacked account indicator

or just sign up to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ ?


now, it MAY just be me ........................ but I always suspected that should I ever have to use said site, that the response would always be ...........

you have NOW :oP

Sussex rap fan wants statue of Easy-E from NWA in his hometown because he's a 'legend'

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Re: Newhaven?

I thought Newport was the spiritual home of rap in the UK...


it's possibly the siritual home of something that SOUNDS like rap ................................. :oP

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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Re: Undeterred

Build it, and they will come ..............

'they' being the man obs ...........................

Pokemon No! Good news: You can now ban the virtual pests, er, pets to stop nerds wandering around your property

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Pokemon No :o)

The 12 plaintiffs? will each get $1,000 a piece.

The lawyers, of course, get the best deal of all: which amounts to $3,200 an hour


proof, if any were needed, that the devil looks after his own ffs :o(

Roses are red, this is sublime: We fed OpenAI's latest chat bot a classic Reg headline

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We fed OpenAI's latest chat bot a classic Reg headline

I can see that this sort of behaviour in the not too distant future will be classed as hate crimes against AI :o)

the poor bloody algorithm must have shit a new one when that one dropped in LOL

After Amazon's Bezos exposes Pecker, National Enquirer pushes back, promises to probe itself

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Re: Dodging the accusation

The lesson to be learned here is that if you really want to work for shit-bags make damn sure you have quality dirt on them first.


in other words, it's never realy been about WHAT you know, or even WHO you know, more a case of what you know, ABOUT who you know .............................

Cop films chap on body-worn cam because he 'complains about cops a lot'. Chap complains

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Re: No doubt they passed that one by the Ethics department.

They do have an Ethics department, don't they...



just past Suthics, close to Wethics

Pants-purveyor in plea for popularity: It's not just any pork push... it's an M&S 'love sausage'

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Re: Will nobody think of the parents!

I read PEANUTS, specsaver moment again :o)

then I recalled thre were a certain brand of the delicious pub snack from Nobby's Nuts .......

did not see that coming :oP

Is this a wind-up? Planet Computers boss calls time on ZX Spectrum reboot firm

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Fake fuse: Bloke admits selling counterfeit chips for use in B-1 bomber, other US military gear

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Huawei pens open letter to UK Parliament: Spying? Nope, we've done nothing wrong

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Huawei cited a study of Chinese law by Clifford Chance that concluded the People's Republic does not oblige vendors to plant backdoors or other eavesdropping methods in telco equipment, and no sanctions exist against a company which has refused such a request.


I doubt very much if ANY country has anything like that WRITTEN DOWN .....................

and internal sanctions ........... China has a certain reputation in that direction, and then charging the family for the bullet used to 'execute' said sanction .............

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

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And this years Hide n Seek champion IS .... :o(

reads like the guy was a bit of a loner, and had no real contact with anyone in his last few years :o(

sad to think he may actually have passed away, and its only now that anyone is realising due to this ................

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Romford Station, smile! You're in London cops' final facial recog 'trial'

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Re: re campaigners hope it will be the last time the force uses the kit

1984 was supposed to be a WARNING


it has also been said that George would maybe not have been surprised at the levels of intrusion into peoples private lives, but would be more concerned that we are happy to buy the cameras ourselves :o(

Are you a Windows 1 in 10 (1809)? Or a mighty 80 percenter (1803)?

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Re: Killed my printers

What, you don't like the paperless office feature?


That wouldn't be too bad, I WOULD have preferred to lose the printerless option though

I helped catch Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht: Undercover agent tells all

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Re: More Questions

How did they find the server in Iceland using the admins account? What was the security failure here, surely there was an encrypted reverse proxy?


like all good tales, ALWAYS leave the punters wanting more :o)

Apple files yet another appeal against $503m FaceTime patent payout

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by now obligatory TITSUP addon

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but again, it's really only the lawyers who win, even if theie client borks it, they still hand in the bill, I really wish I had been so boring at school that law looked feckin interesting :oP

Irish data watchdog to Facebook: Hang about, what's all this about a WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger merger now?

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it's ALL about Brexit

What has FB's merger of WhatsApp, et al, to do with Brexit?


Brexit is to blame and can be used for anything, it's the [Brexit] law apparentley :oP

Ouch, Apple! Plenty of iPhones stuck in tech channel. How many? That's a 'wild card'

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Re: Apple boredom

until they iron out any problems with folding


the i-Rony is strong with this one :oP

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

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Re: Mouse balls

nothing more to add, the icon will do the talking here LOL

Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

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Re: 'much harder for lawmakers and antitrust investigators to argue'

I can see the day when the Govt 'forces' FB to divest these items into singular applications, as they have too much control over peoples everyday life ........................................................

Oof, are you sure? Facing $9bn damages, Google asks Supreme Court to hear Java spat

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and again, I apologise in advance :o)

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Re: Root for?

"Unless the Supreme Court corrects these twin reversals, this case will end developers' traditional ability to freely use existing software interfaces to build new generations of computer programs for consumers."


will be one of the few times you hear ANY of the big boys menton the 'users' / consumrs

next up, I am expecting - "won't anyone think of the children" :oP

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

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OMG Sorry aout this


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

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

Bring production back to the UK, pay a decent wage and stop being a greedy cunt.


ah, bless -

a true fantasist right here :o) everyone else takes the money and runs = probable result to gaining excessive finanial clout

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No need for billions, if I had any money I'd have moved to Italy or Germany in the last year.

The UK is fucked and I don't want to associate with racist England any more.


so promptly adds countries that are radically heading to the FAR right at a speed of knots ffs.

UK for me, I love the place, it will still be here, and will never really alter until we head to WWIII :o(

so, UK for a couple of years, then off looking for a spot that's not THAT hot, and sort of likes the older and wealthy Brit :o)

Fight, fight, fight. Gloves are off again between Nutanix and VMware

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Re: WTF?

more like limp wrists at dawn ffs

Look out, kids. Your Tinder account is about to be swamped by old people... probably

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who are the vultures here :o)

There is one group who has scored though: Kim's lawyers will walk away with $1.2m in fees.


as ever, it is the real vultures who take the cake, and eat it :o(

You heard the latest Chinese CRISPRs? They are real: Renegade bio-boffin did genetically modify baby twins

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Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed

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I think he meant Americanians.


obviously this is one AC who has never seen the inside of any Starbucks / Costa .................

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again

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Re: As a dev system?

It was breathlessly given huge reviews in Byte magazine. The future had arrived. The price was in the small print.


about the only thing that Apple will go small on :o)

Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers

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Re: Mystery Ancestor

I heard third ancestor, and thought a Ménage à trois

but now find it isn't that interesting, wish I'd asked nana some proper questions when I had the chance now :o)

mind you I HAVE been to Texas, and the size of some of them guys is proof positive that some were humping buffalo's :oP

FYI: Twitter's API still spews enough metadata to reveal exactly where you lived, worked

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Twitter API's

so, the API is 'reponsible'

but are there settings that we, as users can access to make sure we don't attach too much, if any geolocation data ?

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters

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Re: People stil falling for the fake email.

@AC wrote: Also bring a clip board and you will be invincible.

Used to be a clipboard and a frown would let you leisurely stroll past any security. I wonder, in the age of computers does that still work or will people stop you to ask "Hey, what's that"?


the clipboard and THE frown were social engineering 101 back in the day, still works to this day, just that some organisations are getting their act together, mind you, the sheer number of web based connections available nowadays is making the use of social engineering less important now, even if it is still a potent force at times

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans

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Re: Is this the stupidest idea ever?

bit worried that access to Pron Hub will be blocked, it's taught me SO much ...........

for example, I now know that what Disney knows about Step Moms is just SO not the way that Pron Hub tells it ...... :o)

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

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Post-Pub Nosh Neckfiller

shurely there's a demand for this thread to be resurrected ?

I remember it well, if not the actual nights themselves LOL

proud to say have tried a few, and survived them all, although waking up in a bed that stinks of god knows what the morning after was always a surprise :o)

this year, I am in work, support is always available :oP

but thinking of you all in your party frocks :o)

Happy New Year commentards!

Racing at the speed of light, Sage superhero bursts through the door...

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Re: Not me...

not me :o)

but in my time pre IT, I was an electrician, worked on same site as my dad [RIP] we were working to alter some wiring runs, in a VERY hot spot in factory, dad decided to remove his shirt to give him a chance of staying cool ish, I was already a hot sweaty mess.


after the work was completed, we were coming down ladders / scaffolding to return to the site box where we kept tools and kit etc, to find a fitter [ mech type guy ] using dad's shirt to clean his hands ...........

cue merciless hoots of laughter from moi

and a decidely filthy shirted dad making his way home later to try and explain that one to mum :o)

An upset tummy and a sphincter-loosening blackout: Lunar spaceflight is all glamour

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Re: It doesn't have to be a quote from your religion to have power and meaning

And then there was Bell's first telephone message:


I thought it was a message to ask if he had ever had PPI ? ............................

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame

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Re: Access Denied

"There was a list of websites whose names took on unfortunate connotations when concatenated into a URL. Among them were Pen Island Stationers and Mole Station Creche."

And Experts Exchange. When they started appearing in "unfortunately named websites" lists, they added a redirect to a domain with a hyphen.


wasn't there an issue when SuBo had her latest CD release ?

all invited to see at www.susanalbumparty...................................

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Re: "wouldn't be common freakin' sense to not surf dodgy websites at work?"

A London council decided they needed better workplace compliance tools at round the turn of the century


THE CENTURY ................ WTAF

I feel so old now

in work, it's Boxing day, and up until NOW, LAST CENTURY was the feckin VICTORIANS ffs :o)

anyhow, I will need a strong lie down in the morning to get over this latest old age revelation :oP

Your two-minute infosec roundup: Drone arrests, Alexa bot hack, Windows zero-day, and more

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great thread, lots of details in an easy to read package, but this ..........

In short, use a unique password for your IoT gear, and activate two-step authentication where possible.

should be the mantra for the madern world, I know it isn't perfect, but it IS SO much better than the usual melange of reused passwords and nothing else, read about the FORTNITE hackers making money from stealing accounts, and even they were saying that 2FA would give them grief.

It's a lot of work, being popular: Apple, Tim Cook and the gilets jaunes

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FANBOIS quiet ?

would usually expect to see a rush of the appleatsi all telling us how good the product is and that the price merely reflects this ...........

maybe, just maybe, Apple have actually started to price out their biggest supporters ?

and that isn't going to help, if you have a mediocre range and a sky high price, then every little bit of positive print helps

ME ? I have an MS phone .............. so what do I know :o)

due for replacement as of the 19th December, and as MS have decided to ditch all of their clients, I am left looking at Android - price alone sets Apple out of the basket - but I have only ever used windows smart phones, and so will need to re-train myself into a different OS, but at least Mr Cook's market plan means I only have to think about one OS :oP

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Re: Flak

but it that doesn't seem to have impeded folks from putting AA batteries in the middle of built up areas


and NOW I have visions of people burying bloody DURACELL* everywhere

*other 'batteries' are available :o)

Amazon's creepy facial recog doorbell, Facebook open sources machine learning code and much more

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Black Helicopters

missed a trick

why facial recognition ...........

surely a fingerprint reader on the buzzer push would be easier to sort [ AND hide :oP ]

and yes, some people wear gloves, but it would still build up an impressive D/B over the passage of a year or so, THEN add in the facial recog AI kit, and add in a splash of interactive with your cell phone, and now we are seriously into Minority Report world ..............................

maybe add a [\ sarcasm ] so I can employ plausible deniability when this does hit the streets :o)

Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes

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NOT a million

100,000 sheep per shecond, shurely?

ah yes, my bad, but in my defence, I'm an idiot :o)


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