* Posts by 5p0ng3b0b

14 posts • joined 13 Apr 2018

RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit


Re: Cotton?

How many bags of crisps could a potato suppository yield I wonder?


Re: Legal Thing

I actually own an acre of land on the moon purchased from lunarland.com and won't tolerate any illegal cotton farming on it.


Re: Bad planning

Had to throw out my dead spider plant just before xmas. Surely the only living thing on the planet having any real chance of surviving the lunar night has to be Theresa May.

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange


Re: Is Julian's cat leaving little "presents" on the carpet in the Ecuadorian embassy?

'Mittens gets a new Forever Home and heaves a big sigh of relief'

It would appear that Mittens is already heaving big sighs of relief all over the embassy floor. Should have named the cat Wiki instead of Mittens. JA could argue he can't even clean up his own mess let alone a cats. Perhaps both need neutering.

Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap



'Luckily, France (and others) ignored those patents and made aeroplanes.' So they could bug them and spy on businessmen themselves. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/french_spied_concorde_passengers

Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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Data Slurping Company's Data Gets Slurped

Using the vuln to delete accounts or data rather than just slurping would have done more damage. All the culprits managed to achieve is wipe a few pennys off the share value and given the FB legal team more job security. FB still has the data of these 50m users (which will probably pay any losses incurred and still make a profit) and has now closed the vuln.

50m is only 0.0022421524663677% of 2.23bn so maybe a more parallel attack and process the profile id number in random order next time to delay the detection!

Let the dawn of API injection vulns commence!

Boffins build the smallest transistor, controlled by an atom


Re: Of course it has potential

Faraday or two

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves



Once upon a time after reading a magazine article, I very sceptically constructed a small tinfoil pyramid as a last desperate attempt to recover data from my corrupt sinclair microdrive cartridges. I couldn't understand how it worked by leaving each one overnight under it, but it completely baffled me as it worked every time.

WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges


Re: Who do you trust?

CPS not bound by the the peelian principles and devised as a workaround for 5 and 8.

Indiegogo grants ZX Spectrum reboot firm another two weeks to send a console


More lives than jet set willy and more difficult to complete it would seem.

DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler


Re: Copyright or Trademark?

Free unless used for profit is normal for most software. These free downloads are subject to terms and conditions.


Re: Just stop buying their shit

Dual boot with elementary os (ubuntu) or manjaro (arch) using rEFInd. Doesn't take long before you forget why and when you last booted into windows... until you boot into windows. Do I want to waste another hour or two waiting for that 4gb-ish borked update loop to fail again?

Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties


Re: Once, you hit F1...

Could be <FN F1> for help nowadays depending on keyboard/bios settings.

Small UK firms laying fibre put BT's Openreach to shame – report


Slow and steady wins the race

Openreach and Virgin are bigger and subjected to more regulation and scrutiny than the minnows like Gigaclear who are backed with government funding and get fat by subcontracting cheap fly by night cowboys that leave inverse speedbumps everywhere for local councils to deal with. Dont know how long will it be before the rabbits and traffic etc chomp through their shallow unducted rural networks, but by then, the directors will have long bolted with the dosh and it will fall upon the dumb investors to pick up the tab.

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