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4352 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe

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Support the TNMOC

It's no secret that it's a very very cool institution.

The place is amazing in all of it's dusty and electro-mechanical complexity!

The most memorable thing for me was the *smell* of the old equipment.

Glowing valves, reminds me of TV as a kid.

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Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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They know not what they do

See title

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First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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777?

I remember the 707!

<-- old

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Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'

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Hey guys!

Can any of you with a fax machine fax me over a few blank pages, I'm running low on paper.....

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Revealed: The billionaire baron who’ll ride Elon’s thrusting erection to the Moon and back

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"everyday people"

Because people only endure poverty because they enjoy it so much.

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Check out this link! It's not like it'll crash your iPhone or anything (Hint: Of course it will)

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Like a wet paint sign

People just HAVE to click.

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Brit airport pulls flight info system offline after attack by 'online crims'

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Landing at Bristol as a foreigner

Passports?

Nah mate, you're OK...

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Just 13 – no, er, make that 3,200 punters hit in Oz's Perth Mint hack

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It's times like these you need

Minties!

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Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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Trump

A bit shit, really.

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Activists raise alarm over insidious creep of surveillance in the UK

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Re: As a kid in the 60's

Original AC.

Not in rural NSW.

The most spy-based encounter I had was wearing a pair of Bata Scout shoes with the hidden compass in the heel.

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Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

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Leaks?

Leaking Russian prostitutes on a bed?

Oh sorry, wrong scandal....

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NASA's Kepler probe rouses from its slumber, up and running again

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Send NASA to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

They'll find another great lump that's way past it's use by date and needs major updates.

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Voyager 1's last 'thought' before finally going dark

Did I leave the gas on?

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Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth

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Wow, that's quite a cosmic prang

Imagine the tail back and number of traffic cones around that one.

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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

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We used to do the searching

Now the big boys search for us...

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Archive.org's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule

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But

Mr Peabody was always correct!

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Roskosmos admits that Soyuz 'meteorite' hole had more earthly origins

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If you look through the hole

IT'S FULL OF STARS!

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Plusnet customers peeped others' deets during system upgrade

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"handful"

I'll bet it wasn't a Trump size handful either.

Now sing the chorus along with me:

"We take the protection of our customers' data extremely seriously, (repeat)

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Huawei's Alexa-powered AI Cube wants to squat in your living room too

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I 'red' it as:

"Set up is very easy. You just plug the SIM card and you can give instant access to the great People's information bureau very soon,"

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Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)

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Trash day?

Just leave the old parts outside the craft.

Some guy in an old space-van will call by and take all the metals and valuable items.

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Lawyers sued for impersonating rival firm online to steal clients

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Lawyer Thunderdome!

You know it makes sense

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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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Hmmmm

Do they have one in white?

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MyHealth Record privacy legislation published

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What time is it now?

{implosion sound}

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Internet overseer continues wall-punching legal campaign

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Ode Cologne!

Better call Biggie Rat and Itchy!

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India's Cosmos bank raided for $13m by hackers

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Cosmos

I thought it was Billions and Billions...

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Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty

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Deeply flawed

Therefore: full steam ahead!

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When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

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Double Plus Good

Relax citizen.

The "if you've got nothing to hide" brigade will be here any minute!

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

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Spaaaaaace Foooooorce!

Just think Muppets!

The analogy is pretty decent:

- Hollow

- Brainless

- Someone has a hand up their back

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Statler and Waldorf?

Or some other old muppets?

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New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring 'new blood'

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A new kind of hell

"He reported to two Facebook employees, one in her 20s, the other age 30 to 40"

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The wheel turns slowly, but it turns: Feds emit IoT security tip sheet

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Stop

No

Just no

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

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Badly drawn dictator

This seems more of a slur on Pooh Bear than that Xi fella.

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Irish Supremes make shock decision to hear Facebook's appeal in Schrems II

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Let's face(book) it...

The money is only resting in their account.

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

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And...

...many other people think that homeopathy is real.

Have your own opinion by all means, but don't claim your own reality.

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Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

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"Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation will be strengthened"

AKA: Big boys did it, then ran away.

Hunt is not fit.

Take some responsibility man!

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Make Facebook, Twitter, Google et al liable for daft garbage netizens post online – US Senator

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Simples

1. By law, tag all social media content and, if not auto-blocked by users, make it display a warning message. "Here be shite"...

2. Ignore. Live. enjoy.

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Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports

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Send him out for the Friday night kebabs run

Then lock the door behind him...

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Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon

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Meh

The clue is in the term

"Mankind"

(gender neutral by today's standards)

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Oz digital health agency tightens medical record access as watchdog warns of crim honeypot

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A tissue, a tissue

We all opt out...

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Will this biz be poutine up the cash? Hackers demand dosh to not leak stolen patient records

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Reminds me

Must opt-out of the Oz medical records scam scheme.

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By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

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SMEG!

That astro-navigation exam just got a tad harder for Rimmer.

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Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no

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Comrade Trump

A useful idiot.

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ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside

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Hmmmm

Some people seem to believe that Trump actually has a plan.

The old 3D chess myth.

Like that bull in the china shop, all the rest of us see is sheer chaos, noise and destruction.

Personally, I think he just makes it up every day. His only plan being today's headline.

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It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Re: gTLDs

****** WE HAVE A WINNER ******

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So, simply avoid all .news sites

Thanks for the heads up.

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Are you ready for some sueball?! NFL opens wallet, makes vid stream patent spat go away

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On the bright side

A courtroom debate over patent ownership is probably more interesting than an NFL game.

- runs away!

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A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades

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Guys guys guys!!!

You're giving greed a bad name!

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Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

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Listen, don't mention Taiwan!

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it alright

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UK privacy watchdog to fine Facebook 18 mins of profit (£500,000) for Cambridge Analytica

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Cardinal Fang!

Fetch...THE COMFY CHAIR!

[JARRING CHORD].

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Fitness app Polar even better at revealing secrets than Strava

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Colonel Mustard

On the running track with the Polar

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