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4394 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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Big Brother

We are the product.

Our PI is the IP.

Carry on citizen.

As you were.

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

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Happy

Somehere in interstellar space...

Whheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Big Brother

Pretty soon....

...the authorities will want a software based back-door kill-switch.

I have control

No citizen, I have control...

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth

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Careful with that TAGSAM Eugene

Hit Bennu wrong and that 2175 to 2196 chance of collision might be > 1%

Here's the list of space orgs big and small sparring to send next NASA gear to the Moon

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Unhappy

Is it too much to ask for?

Before I go, I'd love to see, non invasive, HD/4K video of the various Apollo sites.

Perhaps a Moon drone flying around the various LEM bases?

It's been a very long time since 1972.

AWS has a security hub, OpenSSL has a new license, London has a problem with cryptocoins, and more

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Joke

Meanwhile....

The Dunkin' Donuts breach attracted a larger than normal Police attendance...

High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter

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Big Brother

Give.

Give until it hurts.

Big Brother loves you.

Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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Re: root cause?

^^ This

Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

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FAIL

That's OK then

Just a really really small deliberate compromise to encryption then.

The bad guys will never find that!

HMRC: 30 months to prep Northern Ireland backstop systems, 24 for customs

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Of course it will fail

It's BREXIT.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg can't remember smear firm, but 'some of their work' crossed her desk

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The more they obfuscate

The more guilty they appear

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK

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Meh

"Black Friday" in Australia has a VERY DIFFERENT meaning

Maybe that's why it's no big deal here.

The Black Friday bushfires of 13 January 1939, in Victoria, Australia, were among the worst natural bushfires (wildfires) in the world. Almost 20,000 km² (4,942,000 acres, 2,000,000 ha) of land was burned, 71 people died, several towns were entirely obliterated and the Royal Commission that resulted from it led to major changes in forest management. Over 1,300 homes and 69 sawmills were burned, and 3,700 buildings were destroyed. It was calculated that three-quarters of the State of Victoria was directly or indirectly affected by the disaster. The Royal Commission noted that "it appeared the whole State was alight on Friday, 13 January

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_bushfires

Tech sector unites in attempt to avoid Oz's anti-crypto push, again

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Facepalm

With chuckle-heads like Dutton and Hastie on the case

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament

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Mr Potato Head says what?

Just more dog whistling from a desperate Government.

Morrison has the 'immigration issue' covered.

Dutton is handling the 'terror issue'.

Asshats

Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges

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Cat's out of the bag!

...Mark Garfield as defendant.

The lawsuit was brought by a bloke called James Felix.

Meooooow!

Britain may not be able to fend off a determined cyber-attack, MPs warn

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Re: Reality check

I'll pay that one!

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

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Re: Co-incy-dink

"Proper English bear"

Who?

Paddington?

Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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Perth Zoo

Maybe he should try taking "Simmo" home next time.

Simmo the Estuarine Crocodile is between 50 and 70 years old, 4.7 m long and weighs about 500 kg.

Better count you fingers, toes and legs.

Oz telcos' club asks: Why the hell do Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?

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Joke

Just publish everything to everyone

The two or three companies/agencies that don't want access can just look away!

Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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People with these web enabled assistants....

...clearly have not read Orwell's 1984.

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

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Free or found USB drive? No thanks

But then plenty of people still use social media, etc. and spaff all manner of PI over the web.

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

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The road less travelled

Red iCloud at night, hackers delight....

Dutch cops hope to cuff 'hundreds' of suspects after snatching server, snooping on 250,000+ encrypted chat texts

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Dutch Police arrests you say!

Was anyone fingered in the dike?

Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

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Seems he has his back up

Pity he didn't have his back up

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Re: Not De Morgan?

I'm in two minds over John Venn

Bloke gets six months for fixing up Russia's US election trolls with bank accounts, fake identities

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100 hours of community service

What?

Running errands to the Bank for the account holders?

He already has their details.

Better check your pockets -->

Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Any landing you can walk away from...

Is a good landing.

Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

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Russian Trolls

Tautology?

World's largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

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Black Helicopters

In china

Poor security is a value-add feature.

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Devil

"If you have installed it...then there is no need to worry."

Wait for it

Wait

For

It

Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

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Re: I'm still amazed

Don't worry citizen.

Winston Smith will edit that out later.

Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops' database consultation

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Big Brother says:

"Citizens, report yourself NOW, avoid the rush!

US and UK Amazon workers get a wage hike – maybe they'll go to the movies, by themselves

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The American disease

FFS: "federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour"

$15 an hours aint too good either.

Disgusting.

I'm glad I'm exiting the workplace soon.

The great wage-swindle, that is the 21st century, can get in the sea.

What do Zuck, Sergey, @Jack and Bezos have in common? They don't want encryption broken

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Bad laws are bad laws

Once foisted upon us, they tend to hang around like bad smells.

I don't trust either side to deal honestly on net security.

The ink's not dry on California'a new net neutrality law and the US govt is already suing

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Pai in the sky

So the corollary would be:

The law encourages ISPs to block or slow online content. It also makes it legal for ISP to favor certain websites – apps, services – and to take money to prioritize a specific company's content.

Seems legit, not!

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

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Devil

That horse, it bolted from the stable

It went that a way....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

And that....

...

DEF CON hackers' dossier on US voting machine security is just as grim as feared

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Land of the free!

Free to vote any way (or number of times) you like.

Nameless Right To Be Forgotten Google sueball man tries Court of Appeal – yet again

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Well, I can tell you that it's NOT me

That narrows it down a tad.

WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

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Detail under pressure

Poor food

Poor hours

Poor accommodation

Excessive work pressure

Brilliant output

> Puts today's over paid jobsworths to shame.

While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

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Devil

I'm here all week, try the veal!

The seniors home entertainment circuit awaits!

A much more suitable career for Donny.

Brexit campaigner AggregateIQ challenges UK's first GDPR notice

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Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

As popular as ever...

Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

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Easy to do

Just butter one side of the lander, guaranteed to land that side down and stick.

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.

Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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They know not what they do

See title

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

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Windows

777?

I remember the 707!

<-- old

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.....

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.

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.

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...

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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