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Customers reporting credit card fraud after using OnePlus webstore

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Re: Walmart may have a similar issue

If you know report it - or are the US authorities dragging their feet? - in which case name names please

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Feds may have to explain knowledge of security holes – if draft law comes into play

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The remainder, the NSA said, are either fixed by vendors before disclosure or are retained for national security reasons.

The4 NSA have been generous and shared or made available vulnerabilities to other countries security service as well as countless entrepreneurs as well

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Russia claims it repelled home-grown drone swarm in Syria

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parts and lack even landing wheel

Not needed!

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Indian data leak looks to have been an inside job

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Might be low - but if the volume works (and all those high value European users must be worth something) then money will change hands

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1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa

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Re: Not just technology...

I did enjoy the original book though. But then it was a good short novel, not the bloated groanfest of the film

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Wait! Before you fire up that HP lappy, check the battery

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Re: HP doesn't make the batteries

As much a victim - no I don't think so - unless C level managers have also been burnt and inconvenienced - beyond their bonuses.

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Jocks in shock as Irn-Bru set to slash sugar and girder content

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Re: How to be English in Three Easy Steps

Having lived in Glasgow* I can confirm that the people that hate the Scottish most are the Scottish.

I used to just think it was a Glaswegian hatred of Edinburgh dweller - and then I was going out with a Glaswegian and witnessed the Rangers-Celtic match aftermath.

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Re: Lateral Thinking

Yes I remember a favourite trick from School - having selected an unwitting victim, open their (plastic) bottle, drop a small mint sweet into it and then close - quickly. Move well away before it is opened.

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'Twas the night before Y2K and a grinch stole the IT department's overtime payout

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone

I assume here ? https://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/01/08/bofh_twas_the_night_before/

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Sorry I was really asking which AC!

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Which one?

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Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here's a special gift... a slap from the privacy watchdog

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Re: "GDPR will happen irrespective of Brexit, this is essential to maintain the UK's Adequacy

Or the US (at least there is a hypothesis that suggests so)

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Nest's slick IoT burglar alarm catches crooks... while it eyes your wallet

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Re: Way overpriced

While I can believe it, internet connected wotsits - say camera - have a very poor reputation for vulnerabilities. Opening the system to BOT usage is bad enough, other issues that will probably follow on :-( Not a great number of security audits appear to be available - possibly these companies should invest in some independent testing?

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It depends on your use model. Working in and out intermittently, frequently being away, and generally living on my own with regular bursts of visit from friend and family, the Nest system is significantly better than a traditional system and saves money *while* keeping the house appropriately warm and given in is out beyond the sticks it matters

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'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Re: Brings back bad memories

I've resorted to videos showing exactly how something can be done

Tried violence - or stopping short of that the threat of extreme unction (have been tempted mysellf on more than one occasion - and that is just supporting my own family!)

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Facebook: Who needs millennials? The cops love us more than ever!

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Re: At the A/C, ""It's a mystery why it's failing.

No, no working with vulnerable individuals, no SC-related gumpf, no sensitive fin data ...

Never been asked for that for SC clearance. I have been for a higher level security clearance, and while they were not nonplussed when we were reviewing it (in one of the interminable meetings), I was asked whether I was sure :-)

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UK reaches peak Bitcoin as bin firm accepts cryptocurrency

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Re: It's just money

And if you feel really bad after losing all your money, you could always kill yourself by eating the bulbs. Shame it does not keep the badgers away from mine!

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Telly boffin Professor Heinz Wolff has died

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Re: Helen Sharman to become the first Briton in space.

Difficult to miss him but she did get there first (if one is obsessed with nationality) - preceded by British born NASA astronauts who decided to emigrate to be eligible.

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Well I don't think they could be described as concentration camps, even if life in an internment camp would not have been a bundle of fun for an 11 year old. He did go to school in Oxford, so I would be careful about your assumption until you know the facts (I don't)

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Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes

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Well I am very happy with my iphone SE, and might in the future go for an updated version (mainly for the camera and oodles more memory :-(0 If I needed to the 8 would not have worried me with its lack of a headphone socket (I always use a bluetooth headset anyway), but the lack of the fingerprint sensor and the somewhat dodgy face recognition, let alone the flipping cost would never persuade me.

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UK.gov delays biometrics strategy again – but cops will still use the tech

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Re: Simple solution:

I don't believe the poster was claiming any such thing. Merely that ANPR as a digital technology that relies, in this case, on image recognition, was a good example has been rolled out and the powers that be have allowed the plod to carry on without oversight of any value.

If you seek to wilfully misinterpret - or are just dumb, then that is your problem.

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So what happened with the patent judge and the Euro Patent Office?

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I would buy in some popcorn, but I suspect it will be stale before anything moves....

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Former ZX Spectrum reboot project man departs

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Actually I acquired an ICL OPD (remember those folks?) and the microdrive actually did work. I should admit that I fired it up as a joke not expecting the freebie to work let alone the collection of stringies and it fi. I have turned it on since, but only to show it off to a visitor ±(one of the few that are intrigued by a room full of machines from the 70s and 80s - for some reason my partner likes to steer visitors away and I am sure I have heard mutterings about - "nice room - a small tumble down those stairs and you would have a lovely guest room" but I am probably mistaken, well at least until I fail to keep her Linux laptop running!

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The North remembers: York scraps Uber's licence over data breach

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Re: Oi!! (II)

Well not really. Based on common press usage, the North refers to Northern England. They then mass Wales into either South or North, and Scotland, mainland or picturescue highlands, occasionally with islands appended. Now in Scotland of course the South seems to very occasionally refer to England, and splitting my time between Edinburgh (common descriptions from the west === poncy bastard), and the Borders (turncoat Bastard - long memories of the Reavers round here where distinguishing between the pirates who ruled the border areas - England and Scotland - was difficult, they stole from everyone)you get a different type of distinction. I supose (although not having lived there) that Wales has the advantage, speaking a fairly healthy and robust alternative language in lots of the country and can distinguish between "southern bastards", "English speaking bastards" and "English incomer bastards"

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Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'd

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Re: Quoted on the BBC

One might have expected their "new hounds" (arf arf) to have picked up what has been a festering and not too private sore for some time

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Re: A bit predictable

It makes one quite dizzy, all those revolving door and half of them are not included in your account!

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The eagle has been grounded: Dutch anti-drone squadron retired

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Re: Fully Operational

Talking to your rats - third sign of madness....

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'DJI Mavic' drone seen menacing London City airliner after takeoff

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Re: Why not ban planes?

I have always find carrying half (carefully measured and cut I should emphasise) protect me from the danged tree creatures. Got the tip from a frequent flyer.

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US authorities issue strongly worded warnings about crypto-investments

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Re: Bitcoin fees

I've no idea how much cocaine costs, these figures are for illustrative purposes only.

I don't indulge and really only have the (I suspect somewhat inflated) PSS - police standard scale to go by, as reported in the press on the value of drugs hauls, but I think 1 bitcoin will get you an awful lot of cocaine, for the moment at least

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Gold clearly isn't a bubble. There's something innate about us humans that we like the shiny and it has fulfilled a role as currency/store of value for thousands of years.

I remember an ex-colleague of mine commenting on the longevity of the precious metals used in the "clock of the long now" - his comment went along the lines of, "well after civilisation has finished itself off, the descendant, or equivalent, of the Mongol warrior, on board his shaggy pony, will strip it to give his mate some bright trinkets to make sure he gets a good shag when he makes it back to the tent"

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The human race has a distressingly large number of people who are both greedy and stupid, and who never learn from history. I blame the government.

Well, you would probably be better off blaming the government(s) we have on them surely?

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IBM to expunge over 500 people in latest redundo round

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Re: Optional

Just work competently - and strictly to your contact - difficult and tedious to try to sack you. Alternatively, while training up your replacement in India (or wherever), some subtle misdirection, recommendations might go a long way to making you feel better without overtly demonstrating anything but honest effort (but XXX version Y really is the one you need to get up to speed on)

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UK lacks engineering and tech skillz to make government's industrial strategy work – report

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Re: All the jobs were sent offshore to get it for cheap....

PS if you have money you can always date a Supermodel.

You haven't seen my face... Even for a great deal of money! Maybe I could find a 'Debbie' a la Adams family to have a go?

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Shady US sigint base upgrade marred by stolen photograph

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Re: Pictures or it didn't.....

but shurely there is no playmobil

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Cost-hurling IBM seeks more volunteers for employment bonfire

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The BPFH(* pilot from hell)

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SpaceX to try reusing both rocket and spacecraft for historic ISS mission

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Re: Hope they include

Actually, the down might be a problem as well.

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Re: ZBLAN is reckoned to be the a product that could be made at profit in space

Well having an optical link to my new amp, I am keen to upgrade and match my 'direction oriented' (I believe it is the way they pull their wires plus a small prayer - one per cable c/o a Buddhist monk - is cables). That and a little feng shui and careful marking of the CDs to balance them in the listening room and I will be the envy of the neighbourhood.

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Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips

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Re: I am suddenly reminded of the film "Small Soldiers"

A kids film with a very unpleasant 'gee up message' (I seem to remember the suggested reuse was to support the Nicaraguan contras!)

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Re: Nothing to worry then

Well although I agree about the specific example of Tesla (I have a Model X - silly price but a good offer when I was feeling particularly flush and I haven't regretted it, but then I look at Uber and have to question that.... and bitcoin speculation at the moment, and HP (unfortunately ,the list goes on :-()

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UK border at risk of exposure post Brexit, warn MPs

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Re: Maybe instead of giving smiley face badges to people that are allowed

Sop for whoever downvoted this comment (and I did not write it) would you care to list what mistakes the UK government has been associated with that a little bit of history and analysis might have ameliorated - so for example

* numerous IT systems (Reg passim amongst other)

* Iraq

* Afghanistan

* Syria

* NHS 'marketisation'

* Financial 'deregulation'

I think many of us could go on ad nauseam. Don't be lazy with a down vote - give us some examples.

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Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

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Re: Servicing a VCR was like playing with a Hellraiser puzzle box

I know... I once had to pull a banana out of one... And a peanut butter sandwich out of another...

Buttered toast with marmite on it in the case of our family VCR - but it survived for another 6 months before I finally built a compact (ish - this was 15 years ago) PVR. That did solve this particular problem - in fact it took almost a year before my better half asked out loud where the VCR slot was.....

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Euro Patent Office commanded to reinstate 'Nazi judge' it attacked

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Re: If the reporting is accurate the manager definitely requires dismissal

It is important to keep the pressure on.

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Staff at Steria gov shared services centre offered voluntary redundo

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Re: Shit Services

Bog standard offerings I believe

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Nokia 8: As pure as the driven Android - it's a classy return

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Re: Live Bokeh

Live and learn (although I did go and look it up just before replying (pays to check occasionally)

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Capita appoints back bencher baroness as non exec director

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Let me

Be the first (probably of many) to wonder how this relates to troughs installed in revolving doors (it’s a wonder that pork fed that well manages to get though regular doors).

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Brit MP Dorries: I gave my staff the, um, green light to use my login

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It does not appear to have presented problem for the Foreign Secretary

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Damian Green: Not only my workstation – mystery pr0n all over Parliamentary PCs

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Re: Much whataboutery about nothing

For most employees, it is a sackable offence though - unless I guess you work for one of the online pron vendors or CEOPS

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Somewhat stupid - and unnecessary - Microsoft exchange and Google (to name but two) allow access for a proxy to handle correspondence and appointments. The need for her to frequently(WTF?) get her staff to remind her about her password(s) is particularly damning to the individual and the coaching MPs get on security (see success in guessing parliamentary email passwords in recent scandal bar two (or three or four.....)

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Google to crack down on apps that snoop

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Re: Standards?

Too some extent it is laziness - on both the develope and the user (not protesting/boycotting). I would be inclined to begin with the incompetence vs malicio9us intent - at least until shown otherwise. It does not take much effort from a developer to not require these.

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Ex-Autonomy exec agrees to be a witness for HP fraud case

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It seemed like a good idea at the time - a constant whine by HP Execs about sooooo many acquisitions, later dumped.

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