* Posts by Mnot Paranoid

54 posts • joined 1 Sep 2010


Fake news ‘as a service’ booming among cybercrooks

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Re: "beyond geopolitical to financial interests"

"Money makes the world go 'round" is rather an old saying.

Audio spy Alexa now has a little pal called Dox

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Please, please, please...

stop trying to make voice control "a thing". Wildfire ('member this?) was truly awful and we don't seem to have moved any further.

Maybe I'm just old, but Sean Parker has blown the gaff on social media, so perhaps there's hope for the death of vox dox too.

Cuffed: Govt contractor 'used work PC to leak' evidence of Russia's US election hacking

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Re: I would jail her parents...

just another Millennial SJW doing some jail time

she'll have plenty of friends in the big house


Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

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Re: Disappointing

I would strongly suggest this is because even a rather dim-witted schoolboy knows it's clearly not a possible new attack vector, just some more inconvenience trolling from those at the top of that particular game.

Earliest ever recording of computer-generated music is restored

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Cue a million bedroom hipster choons featuring a breakdown followed by “the machine’s obviously not ‘in the mood’” sample.

Pint-sized PCIe powerhouse: Intel NUC5i5RYK

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Re: I'm curious about the quality of the audio, myself...

I've had this problem with internal audio on PCs *and* Macs for as long as I can remember. It is very noticeable on good quality headphones and reasonable hi-fi gear. Realtek audio is bloody awful.

Interestingly I even had a noise issue on an M-Audio 2496 in a G5 Power Mac. There was a distinct "ticking" particularly on Line In.

The only way to solve this is peferably, galvanically isolated USB DAC / ADC using a separate linear power supply injected at the USB socket of the device.

Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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Re: @ trev potts

"Do you know how much the average jizz-mopper earns per hour?"

0.7 Internet Points for answer

0.3 Internet Points for the reference

Twitch.tv: Clean your streams of titillating titty titles off our screens

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Re: Social Justice Arseholes win again.

Meanwhile, Twitch "chat" remains a despicable sewer of illiteracy, ignorance, vile language, unfunny memes and genuine harassment and bullying.

It really is just about banning Hatred isn't it?

Still, Ustream exists...

Massive police 'heavy equipment' robot drags out suspect who hid inside television

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When reality becomes like something out of South Park...

Lies, damn lies and election polls: Why GE2015 pundits fluffed the numbers so badly

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Re: "Shy Tories"

I could not have put this any better myself.

However, the "shy Tory" will also have to keep its little mouth shut when there's chip and pin at the GP surgery to pay for their consultation and all the other horrors emerge over the next five years.

Karma's a bitch, ain't it?

Console yourself: How the PS4 Spring Fever indies stack up

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Re: Shovel Knight

and the Wii U

The voters hate Google. Heeeeyyyy... how about a 'Google Tax'?

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Re: "Osbo"...

You've got to admit that "UK Uncut" are really annoying - like "Jet fuel can't melt steel beams" level of annoying.

Now, a promotional box of Celebrations to the first person that can explain to me why bank bailouts don't count as State Aid.

High-speed powerline: Home connectivity without the cables

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Re: Bedroom camera

Camera in the bedroom.


Powerline Adaptors

An abomination.

New EU security strategy: Sod cyber terrorism, BAN ENCRYPTION

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Re: Evil Twin Router

It's true, this bloke (just call him Dave) keeps insisting. It's definitely where the EU guys got the lowdown too.

Paranoid about the NSA? The case for dumping cloud's Big 3

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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IT Angle

Re: P*ss poor

Well seeing as how YouTube is the equivalent of a badly-drawn animated spunking penis on a toilet cubicle wall, it's no biggie.

Lube company merger receiving second 'in-depth' probe

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I would like to point out that the main ingredients of water-based lube are identical to the base ingredients of e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes. If it's good enough for my genitals, it's good enough for my lungs.

Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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Re: Shurely


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Re: Feelgood Legislation one step away from Fahrenheit 451

Booker! You need this!

NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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Death and Seagate

I leave to my nearest and dearest this HDD backup of all my music files, that I have always renewed throughout my lifetime. In the root directory, please find a text file with the password to my Apple account. Should you get really stuck, this password is also written on the HD casing in marker pen.

This shows you really care.

Crap flap-app flap chap yaps: Yes, FLAPPY BIRD is comin' back

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I got 251.

One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

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Saga saga

Considering the almighty toys-out-of-pram slinging that King make about the word "Saga" (Things made simple for old people, fictional aspie-Scando detective), does *anybody* actually call this game anything other than just "Candy Crush".

Nobody calls it "Candy Crush Saga"

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Flappy fap fap fap

If you missed out on this most important of Internet sensations of 2014 so far, then you are not cool.

You will never be cool.

Get over it, bro.

Boffin dreams up smart battery gizmo for Raspberry Pi fiddlers

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This is the worst episode of Dragon's Den ever.

fWHoaR! Researcher crack eternal mystery of what women want in a man

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Charlie Brooker married Konnie Huq and did a baby.


Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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I think it's time for some music


PG was right!

BT scratches its head over MYSTERY Home Hub disconnections

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Re: Obvious problem, obvious solution

Although the last time I looked, AAISP were sending out the godawful TG-582N as their home router. Whilst they had nobly hacked the one sub-version of the firmware where the developers had forgotten to remove IPv6, getting it to remember a firewall rule appears to be a genuinely impossible task.

Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

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Re: I don't understand

Thank you for saying this, I thought it was just me.

Haswell micro: Intel’s Next Unit of Computing desktop PC

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Re: If only

There are going to be some very sweet Steamboxes coming soon once the Tegra K1 goes into full production. Nvidia's Unreal 4 engine demo the other day was doing it for me.

Ohh! The PRECIOUS! Give it to uss. We WANTS it: Shiny iThings coming in 2014

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I dunno

I'd be happy with bluetooth printing in iOS7 and a games controller for the Apple TV (now with added App Store)

I'll probably end up buying the stupid f**king fridge though.

BBC announces plans to spend your cash on digital goodies

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Re: Install...

You beat me to it. I was just thinking "this is mostly going to be about the Raspi isn't it?". Not that that would be a bad thing. I've been far too lazy to even boot mine up more than a couple of times.

Too busy tweeting to turn over TV channels? AT LAST a solution

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So this is like Zeebox with a Sky+ box then?

Panasonic throws in towel on plasma tellies, preps for BILLION-dollar kick in pants

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One day...

A TV manufacturer other than Panasonic might make a screen that isn't so reflective I can see myself gawping at it whilst I eat my dinner.

If I wanted a mirror, I'd buy one.

Until then...

Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA

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What's the frequency, Julian?



New NSA tool exposed: XKeyscore sees 'nearly EVERYTHING you do online'

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Gosh, if I was a terrorist, I might be thinking that using computer networks to communicate really was a bad idea.

I might be thinking about OTP, shortwave radio and posting letters.

The O2 4G Lottery: Are YOU in one of the three LUCKY cities?

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I'm not buying the hype this time round.

UK 4G. The service for which the word "Meh" was invented.

Sky falling: 119,000 Brits flee O2, Be after Murdoch broadband gobble

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Re: I wonder what the churn was on wholesale connections...

As far as I was concerned, there should be no effect on Be wholesale connections with AAISP. I've got dual-WAN bonding with them over Be connections. For the last month or so, I have had issues, where I had none before, so perhaps the wholesale service has degraded too. I had thought about migrating to the Talk Talk wholesale, but I'm moving house to another city next month, so I'll deal with it then.

ISPs: Relax. Blocking porn online won't really work

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It's all so depressing

I think I'm going to cut off my Internet connection soon.

Still, that should save me a few bob.

Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes

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Re: Sadly, the under 40s


"We don't give a shit."

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Re: Sadly, the under 40s

I remember this exact connection.

I grew up in Beverley which came under Kingston Communications, the only telecoms company that was completely separate from the GPO.

White telephone boxes, jumpers for goalposts.

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IT Angle

Re: A fitting eulogy...

Mr Kipling 6 x Bramley Apple pies: then, £1.23 now, £1.49

"Let them eat pies"

What are quantum computers good for?

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Perhaps, and this is off the top of my head, we could use these for some seriously effective noise reduction processing.

We could clean up the first audio and video recordings of humanity to an almost absolute state of clarity. "What's the probability of the audio sample at this point in time if noise had not occurred?"

This goes way beyond mere 'sample smoothing'.

Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

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IT Angle

Oh Lord, not this one again?

Slow news day?

Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

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Mail cannot open

Get (no) help with this error

iPhone to account for half of US economy by 2030 - projection

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Hand me a massive quantity of barbiturates

This actually makes me want to kill myself.

Everything Everywhere swept away by its own 4G hype tsunami

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Every cloud...

Hopefully all the current hardcore mobile data rapists will migrate and get locked into a nice "Early adopter (mug)" two year contract with EE.

Should give a bit of space to those of us who are happy to stay on 3G until an operator with a clue gets into the LTE / 4G market.

Anonymous takes down UK government websites in Assange attack

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Here's a thought...

We should just let Assange piss off to Ecuador with impunity so he can go and fiddle with his little Wiki and listen to pan-pipe moods.

Sure, it might create a little diplomatic spat with Sweden, but what are they going to do? Close down all the IKEAs in protest. I can't imagine why any right-thinking person in this country wouldn't breathe a huge sigh of relief at seeing the back of those divorce-enablers.

All those police in Knightsbridge and go back to more important work too.

It's a Win-Win-Win.

Everything Everywhere bags 4G monopoly in UK - for now

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Re: VodaFail

Try as I might, I'm finding it really fucking hard to have any sympathy whatsoever towards Three.

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There's nothing to see here

It's being implemented by Orange, so that won't work then.

I can happily pass on "GPRS speeds on 4G" until an operator with a clue can launch a service.

London cops order Julian Assange to turn himself in

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Re: the alleged rape victims?

Which is very interesting to someone who watched the film 'Zeitgeist' a couple of days ago.

Far from being an antihero, Assange is actually a device of the US Government's paymasters to fuel instability in the Middle East, thus perpetuating their agenda of money making.

The uber-rich can only make money by lending it to governments to fight wars, usually on both sides.

There is almost certainly a level of CIA involvement, for whatever reason ^^^



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