* Posts by Ben Rosenthal

404 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Dec 2008


Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors

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So Russia again?

Reach out and touch fake: Hand tracking in VR? How about your own, personal, haptics?

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Manus....The hands of fate.....

Wine? No, posh noshery in high spirits despite giving away £4,500 bottle of Bordeaux

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"Like a whoosh of hollyhocks straight up your nose!"

Virtue singing – Spotify to pull hateful songs and artists

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and I'd only just rediscovered The Mac Lads...

AlphaBay and Hansa: About those dark web marketplaces takedowns

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Do LEA's really think losing a couple of grand that was stuck in escrow will stop this multi million dollar global business?

Yeah, someone in this story is stupid.

Get an Apple Watch or die warns Tim Cook

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Yeah, putting aside my anti Apple bias. I've just got no interest in buying a watch, from anyone.

Android gaming platform Ouya is down to its last life

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Shhh, just close your eyes and don't struggle, it's better this way.

What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

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Taylor Swift is "The Man"

Twitter displays our 'Favorites'. That is, like, PRIVATE, huff naive users

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I don't get people who start up a Twitter account and lock it all down, I thought sharing was the entire point of using it.

Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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It really is a wonderful time to be alive.

If BlackBerry killed off its social gaming platform, would anybody notice?

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Who shot who in the what now?

'Apple is terrified of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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In that scenario, it's time you moved out.

FLYING SAUCER 'designed for Mars atmosphere' in Pacific US military base

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And how exactly do they plan on avoiding the chrono-synclastic infundibulum?

Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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If someone is able to "whistleblow" on you, YOU are the traitors.

Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole now just links to this statement.

Glassholes beware: This guy's got your number

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Well isn't he a big silly.

Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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Well, at least when the machines do decide to wipe us out, they'll do it to a rockin' soundtrack! :D

Danes debut Bluetooth-connected 'made for iPhone' hearing aids

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Where did you get the idea that only old people can be hearing impaired?

Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

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Re: Oooh Matron

Don't tell 'im your registered email address Pike@homeguard.co.uk!

Amazon sets FIRE to your living room in bid to shake up TV streaming

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Re: This is clearly a techie site

Yeah, the clue is at the top of the page - "The Register: Sci/Tech News for the World

Also, it's not just for watching TV shows, from the article tag line "gaming and media console".


Puking! protester! forces! Yahoo! 'techie! scum!' to! ride! vile! bile! barf! bus! to! work!

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Dirty savages.

It's no wonder they can't get proper jobs!

Hot, young under-25s: Lonely slab strokers who shun TV

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Re: Going against the trend

You still need a TV license to watch from a PC.

TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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My front room is still rockin' a big arse CRT.

We don't really watch a lot on there, I do have a PS3, but Rocksmith2014 probably performs better on the older kit anyway.

I do want a HD telly, but there's always something more important going on.

MtGox finds 200,000 Bitcoin in old wallets

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Re: ::shakes head:: @Ben

It's not my job to educate you, if you are genuinely interesting in why you are wrong then do the research.

Like I say earlier, Gox was not a bank, I'm not sure what you think your point is.

You also seem quite upset that I didn't reply to a post you made, it's nothing personal I only generally come on here once or twice a day. Sorry if I left you madly pressing f5 awaiting my return.

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Re: ::shakes head::

I think he's under the impression that Gox is bitcoin and bitcoin is gox.

Anyone keeping coin on Gox for any longer than it took to make a transaction was doing it wrong, anyone storing large amounts of BTC with ANY third party is doing it wrong.

Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Had Xenon on the ol' speccy (128k +2, not for the purists, but that's the one I grew up with and it was MINE rather than a family machine or hand-me-down).

Xenon 2 on the Amiga 500 after I finally managed to deliver enough papers (IRL, not the arcade :) ) to afford one.

I'd have trouble thinking of a more impressive port on the old speccy, apart from the lack of colour it was perfection, and that hardly ever happened for speccy ports. I reckon Xenon 2 was probably the first time I didn't have to feel a bit embarrassed about my love of computer game music...a love that died with the birth of the .mp3 soundtrack.

I feel really very sorry for the gamers of today, where are their Bitmap Brother/Bullfrog/Psygnosis? Not that the Bitmaps went anywhere, they just mysteriously stopped, I've always wondered what the story was there.

Show more Canadian made porn, insists Canadian government

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C'mon Canada, show us your talents!

I flippin' love Canadians.

Blimey! ANOTHER Bitcoin bleed brouhaha

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Re: Whereas if it was a bank doing these transactions

Do "the bitcoin evangelista" really post here, or is it mostly Daily Mail reject "technophobes" these days?

Anyway, what balls, are you saying banks have never lost money due to incompetence or been robbed? Nonsense!

Dell charges £16 TO INSTALL FIREFOX on PCs – Mozilla is miffed

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Re: I need to re-think my charging!

I did not know of this, I'm almost impressed enough to send you sixteen pounds!

Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

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Re: And what is the condition of her cat?

It was left sodden after that unpleasant business around the back alley.

Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

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Hey look, it's the worst of both worlds, well done!

Wurm turns! DDoSed online game universe offers €10,000 bounty for the hacker's head

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"€10,000 ($13,743) "

You've changed.

Silk Road admins: Sorry for the hack, we're sorting out refunds

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While this is all very amusing, I can't help but point out that the last alleged DPR was sitting on about $28 meeelion without stealing from anyone. This was apart from what the Feds took from Silk Road itself.

If it is a Ponzi scheme, why on earth would they cash out so early with so little compared to what this market is worth? Didn't the pot sellers of Colorado make more than the stolen amount in the first week? And Silk Road as I'm sure you are aware, sells a lot more than pot to people all over the world.

They fucked up and lost a shitload of other peoples drug money, isn't that a juicy enough story already?

Facebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your 'Friends' just got more LGBT-friendly

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Absolutely, they knew it would make a nice attention grabbing headline that blogs would all jump on.

Broker accuses FAST of scaring users off secondhand software

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I didn't think FAST really cared about anything as long as the protection money keeps rolling in.

Larry Ellison: Technology has 'negatively impacted' children

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The old folks were saying the same thing when Larry was out wasting his time on a push bike.

Some things never change, mostly when they do it's cosmetic.

Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Re: The Oxygene of publicity...

making a living is tough for us all.

if you don't like playing gigs, you could always get a job at a cheese sandwich factory.

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Jean, if music was free then you might have a point...but it's not, so you don't.

I would quite happily pay a reasonable monthly fee for all you can eat media, maybe one day the industry will stop trying to gouge us both.

yet again, the problem there is whether the money I put in, will get anywhere near the artists I would like to support...you not being one of those artists for me.

I'll stick with bandcamp or the old ways for now thanks.

First man/machine nerve grafts restore amputee's sense of touch

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I'll buy that for a dollar!

IT executive at JP Morgan dies in fall from bank's London HQ

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I only saw that a JP Morgan exec had taken a dive at first so came in to say "Oh what a terrible waste"...then I realised that he was just an IT monkey, so I guess I'll say the same...but actually mean it.

Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree

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What a pair of moon faced malcontents!

Walking while texting can – OUCH! – end badly, say boffins

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The swines doing this who just stop in front of doorways and staircases...well I'll just say their chance of an "accident" goes up exponentially every time they do it in front of me in the train station during rush hour >.<

Is your IT department too tough on users?

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Users lie.


Boffins claim battery BREAKTHROUGH – with rhubarb-like molecule

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Great choice, Rhubarb goes wonderfully with both Apples and Blackberries!

iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

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Yeah, all the really smart people are at Ladbrokes pissing their wages away on nags and tabs.

Silk Road 2.0 busted! At least two arrests as federal crackdown begins

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Re: It's all good

"It's better to keep consumption under control than just let it explode."

Are you really under the impression that anyone who wants drugs is not already able to get hold of them?


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Re: It's all good

Wars always have people profiteering without doing anything to advance either cause.

World+dog: Network level filters block LEGIT sex ed sites. Ofcom: Meh

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Re: Where is the list of these banned sites

and now you'll have to go all the way to Orkney if you want to see some Twatt.

China's central bank hit by DDoS after Bitcoin blitz

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price does seem to be stabilising at about the same place it was before the last ridiculous bubble at least.

Probably a good time to buy people the gift of bitcoin for crimbo.

PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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pizza, energy drink and Tinie Tempah

or as it's otherwise known, the Ludovico Technique.