* Posts by Smitty Werben Jueger Man Jenson

30 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Nov 2007

Apple's adoption of Qi signals the end of the wireless charging wars

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You don't see Apple and industry standard together in the same sentence as an oxymoron?

D-Link DWR-932 B owner? Trash it, says security bug-hunter

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It's like Poe's law of security

You just can't tell if they are doing this on purpose or not.

Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

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oh my.

This Facebook adblock spat is starting to get out of hand.

Good enough IT really is good enough. You don't need new hardware

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Re: It's all about balance...

" drop the old kit on a marketer."

From the 6th floor BOFH style?

US 'swatting' Bill will jail crank callers for five years to life

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"A loophole in US law could make it harder for criminal hackers to call in false high-profile threats to police if an anti-swatting Bill introduced this week gains traction"

How is it a loophole if it is the intent of the proposed law?

Sysadmins can forget PC management skills, says Microsoft

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but, but, but...

My A+ cert from 1997 is still relevant right?

Mine's the one with an actual 1997 A+ cert with my name on it in the pocket.

I have to wipe my ass with something.

Heinz cockup sees Ketchup's QR codes spurt saucy sites

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Plausable deniability

I think there might be a reason why it wasn't caught until now...


Snakes on a backplane: Server-room cabling horrors

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As long as there is one cable in the universe...

There will be bad cabling.


This was done by a helpdesk drone and yes we had a packet storm.

UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Mobe suit


Verizon wants to sell 'antiquated' copper assets, stick to wireless for voice

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Alternate Subtitle: This Title I thing is a pain in our BOTTOM line.

Let some other chump deal with the headache.

Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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Internet outage.

Will Kim have to wait between 8am and 5pm for the Comcast guy to show up?

Steve Jobs makes world a better place FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: Of course, if Jobs had invented a cure for H.I.V., the Register would still hate him

You would hate him too if you were denied access to special events and got the cold shoulder at every request for comments from the glorious Trendy Fanboi's Corporation of Cupertino because you wouldn't openly speak at every opportunity of the great achievements of the eternal CEO.

PayPal goes crypto-currency with Bitcoin

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"Accepting" Bitcoin

Paypal isn't accepting bitcoin. They are accepting real money from Coinbase when you give Coinbase your bitcoins. It's the same unnecessary middleman scheme that Overstock, Newegg, Dell and others are doing. It's just going to be a matter of time before coinbase and bitpay runs out of VC capital and the whole "we accept bitcoin" thing implodes.

BTC MaaS (mining-as-a-service) preps DC pods down under

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Why dig for gold when you can just sell defective shovels?

They are essentially renting magic money machines that they don't want to run themselves. If you can't figure out the problem with that, you are probably a bitcoiner.

Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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Good to know...

I'll make sure to get high off some other dealer's supply.

Robot cop tackles mystery tinfoil poo-bomb bandit

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New spin on an old prank?

I guess this is the new burning paper bag with poop in it.

Viacom appeals dismissal of $1bn YouTube lawsuit

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Another roll of the dice?

What's an extra few million in lawyers fees if you can try again for that billion dollar jackpot...

Intel settles with AMD for $1.25bn

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Well this is certainly a blue ball moment...

Now we will never know if Intel was giving discounts to OEMs for not using AMD chips.

Unless of course Intel begins or continues the practice after this agreement...

IT Crowd writer defends NHS

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Re: It's the lies that are the problem

It's not "many" Americans, just the loud assholes. They are a small minority, albeit an VERY vocal one. It's still entertaining to watch though, like watching a man hit himself in the nut with a hammer while he is complaining nobody is doing anything about it.

Swiss boffins sniff passwords from (wired) keyboards 65 feet away

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Black Helicopters

It's a magic show

Something tells me that someone sneaked in and entered "password" on the computer with the fancy do-dads while the cameraman slowly walked and typed on the computer in the other room.

Bloke crams 13 into Volvo S70

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clown car?

He wouldn't happen to be a teacher at a clown college would he?

Sun sues NetApp, take three

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I say...

we just give Dave and Jon each a 5th of whiskey and toss them into an arena with miscellaneous blunt objects before this devolves into some boring Peewee Herman-like "I know you are but what am I!" crybaby fest.

Major Linux security glitch lets hackers in at Claranet

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new banned worf for El Reg


Seriously. If this keeps up we will all start spelling like an AOL chatroom full of 12 year olds.

Apple sets its sights on video consoles

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Jobs Horns

@lemme guess


The Nokia nGage has the support of EA behind it and it flopped miserably.

Hmmm... inGage?

IPv6 roots planted on the net

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Let's have the government help.

We just need to convince lawmakers that only basement dwelling nerds who would even know what IPv6 is look at porn and "force" all porn sites to use IPv6.

By the end of the year, 95% of the internet will be using IPv6. The elected mouth breathers get their feel good "thinking of the children" law and we get a slightly less goofy network protocol.

Everybody Wins!... sort of.

Microsoft develops 'intelligent' shopping trolley

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Thumb Up


Now we can have some high tech homeless people now!

Something awful happens to somethingawful.com

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@ Good!

What's the matter Dana? Did they make fun of your furry balloon fetish webcomic?

Nintendo Wii said to 'attract cockroaches'

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@ Seriously

Wiis do in fact have a fan. A quiet one, but a fan none the less.

Hack database, change school grades, go to jail for 20 years (maybe)

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@ Err....

I think the "unspecified hacking techniques" are what the police say when they couldn't find the flashy graphical hacking programs they see in movies.