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* Posts by apveening

17 posts • joined 5 Aug 2017

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

apveening

Common sense

The problem with common sense is that sense never ain't common (Lazarus Long)

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Re: Queen wasp stinger

In common wasps the queen has a stinger and eggs don't pass through it (anymore). However, a lot of solitary wasps don't have a stinger and still use the egg depositor for which it was intended, e.g. depositing the egg in eggs or larva of other insects.

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Small correction

Worker wasps are infertile females, not males. And the sting is evolved from an egg-depositor.

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

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While I like the references to Starship Troopers (R.A. Heinlein), I think references to Space Cadet (also R.A. Heinlein) would be more appropriate in this case.

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

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Comparing Xi with a bear is one thing, but what about the comparison of Shinzo Abe with an ass?

https://regmedia.co.uk/2018/08/03/pooh-ping3.jpg

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Re: 16MB?

"We had 10 bits of memory, 20 if you took off your shoes."

Should be enough for all normal purposes, you can reach 1.048.576 with that.

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ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice

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Re: Perhaps we should think about building an EU internet?

South America will probably join as well.

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You get a criminal record! And you get a criminal record! Peach state goes bananas with expanded anti-hack law

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Re: Trial by fire

Trial by fire is also a technique you use against criminally stupid legislation. Just make sure those legislators get convicted on a law they passed themselves (shouldn't be too difficult in this case).

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Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members

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Well regulated militia

That is the part of the second amendment the NRA consistently neglects.

Having said that, I will uphold the right to arm bears ;)

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Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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If the damn thing draws a shamrock on your Guinness, you're allowed to rip out its CPU.

Only if you are a regular in that bar (not a tourist) ;)

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Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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Re: And so it goes....

4) Already happened, the Nordic mythology is correct in that aspect. The idea of hell as a hot place comes from ancient desert dwellers who couldn't think of something worse (lack of imagination).

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Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

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Re: I'd put a blocker in

As long as Caller-ID is available, German numbers are as traceable as UK or Dutch numbers. German numbers start with +49 (and Dutch with +31).

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Re: Special Law Services

Just make that Special Revenue Services ;)

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At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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Re: Goose - Yorkshire - yes, yes, yes

"Christmas dinner without yorkshire would be like christmas dinner without sprouts."

A huge improvement you mean?

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'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Boffin

The right to arm bears

I will always uphold the right to arm bears.

That aside, the second amendment also mentions a well regulated militia, something missing from all quotes (and all communication from the NRA).

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Forget sexy zero-days. Siemens medical scanners can be pwned by two-year-old-days

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Re: I'm not sure if the hackers are the worry in this case

I am none too sure about the water either, there is some Hydrogen3 oxide around as well.

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