* Posts by Duncanmhor

9 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jul 2009

You're a govt official. You accidentally slap personal info on the web. Quick, blame a kid!


Re: Laws and Lessons

"If I used a common tool to eavesdrop on your communications (MitM attack), this doesn't make it okay; even if the communications were done using public equipment and you didn't employ encryption."

The equivalent that this kid did was to overhear you shouting by walking into a room. The only controls around access were a lack of signposts to the room. The door wasn't even shut. He circumvented nothing, he used the web as it was designed to be used

Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today


Misinformation Abounds

The Herald has an article in it that proclaims: "I was right to decline these invitations, because as we now learn that OAUTH, or Open Authorisation, is one of the many ways that Facebook and the app developers conspire to access not only your data, but that of your friends and contacts."


Political reporters should stick to politics

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


Re: Reminds me of a story

I'm 42 and I remember only having a land line. It wasn't that long ago!

France may protect citizens' liberté with ban on foreigners buying local big data firms


Re: But, but, but

Those freedoms apply to and within the EU. China is not a member of the EU.

Just trolling: It's OK to poke fun at Christians, says ASA


That false witness you're bearing

Isn't it heavy?

Anti-bullying charity demands more laws on cyber-bullying


Age of Criminal Responsibility

In Scotland, AoCR is 12, up from 8 as of 6th August 2010

Germans unveil robots 'controlled by chaos itself'



Oil for the oil God!

/IGMC for sheer geekery

Firefox 3.7 to feel need for speed with multicore boost


Never mind the benchmarks, feel the features.

I'll start using another, faster, browser if it does what Firefox does. Until I can have adblock plus etc in chrome/safari/other, I'll be sticking with FF.

How can you have meaningful benchmarks when you aren't comparing like for like?

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@Will 22

"This isn't about enlightenment, it's about basic fucking biology. If you don't pack the gear (borrowing a line from Full Metal Jacket) to make a baby then you shouldn't have one."

So IVF of any kind is out then?

Infertile couples, by definition aren't "packing the gear" so what is the difference between them and a homosexual couple? Oh, they fit better into your ricockulously simple world view.