* Posts by raivn

28 posts • joined 2 Nov 2010

Anonymous pwns security firm that probed its membership


You guyz

lots of confusion here. :/

The hack was mainly done by a 16 year old girl, and involved a social engineering attack on the sysadmin.

TL:DR of events : Main reason for the fued this is a 'security researcher' named Aaron. He was attempting to sell data scraped poorly scraped from social networking sites implicating innocent people as 'ringleaders' of anonymous. Had he succeeded innocent people would have been arrested.

The IRC chatlog of the event (including HBGary president attempting to negotiate) can be found here: http://pastebin.com/x69Akp5L

Google battles Derby cops over access to Street View data



Judging from the picture, he's at the wrong angle to liberate the caravan.

Looks more like he's doing a U-turn because he's lost, stopped and got out the driver side, and then fetched a map from the boot.

Facebook riddled by 'my first ever status message' scam app


Facebook Apps

I thought they were all scams?

Cell phone search needs no warrant, say Cal Supremes


criminals aren't very smart

because you are only a 'criminal' after you have been caught and convicted.

MOSSAD SPY VULTURE seized in Saudi Arabia



a robot spyplane disguised as a bird, or an actual bird with a camera?

Beastly Android will batter Apple's iOS beauty



I disagree. My mother knows nothing about operating systems or computers, yet the most important thing she wanted in her new phone was 'the latest android'. That's what she asked for at the shop, and that's what she bought.

Double-clicking patent takes on world


These patents are getting rediculous.

These lawsuits are only good for patent lawyers.

The whole system needs an overhaul.

Famous 'Silhouette' Flash illusion unravelled



FACT: spinning direction is depended on the hemisphere your ISP is located in.



they all appear to be spinning in different directions!

BA flights website grounded by snow


hold on a second

the trouble with buying snow clearing equipment is that its expensive to maintain and would only be used a few days of the year.

renting/leasing it isn't much better because everyone will want to use it on the one snowy day of the year.

MPs set out on quest to find UK.gov's IT strategy


"To punish and enslave"

I Don't think they have an IT policy, they just randomly go with what tabloids suggest.

Brussels pushes harder in Google probe



Someone should tell them they have an enormous debt crisis and the euro is going down the toilet.

Amazon randomly censoring incest books



I stopped using amazon when they bowed to US pressure.

Amazon should pick a stance on permitted erotica and go with it. Flip flopping around with your policies based on tabloid backed opinions is retarded.

Scientologist overlord declares victory over Anonymous



All Dave has managed to achieve with this is to admit that anonymous were a serious enough problem to celebrate the attacks ending. He then paints a giant bulls-eye on his face, and shouts 'bring it on'.

I think Anonymous was right to switch targets to bring attention to the more current and pressing issue of international freedoms in light of recent events. I can only assume Dave wants more publicity for his cult now that Anonymous is more in the public eye.

'London black cabs to go electric in 2 weeks' – Boris Guardian


Green Taxi

"They run on nuclear rods that glow green like in the Simpsons. Also this green glow is used to light the inside of the car and the TAXI sign on the roof"

Feds probe '100 site' data breach



guys, stop worrying! It's ok because they changed their passwords now.

Air Force blocks access to sites that covered WikiLeaks


utter fail.

Government should have declassified the lot and just published them straight out with the worst ones omitted, doubt anyone would have noticed.

Could have just had Assange hang himself over the stress of it.

The only thing criminal here is the negligence shown in America's security policies. I regard them currently much more dangerous to world peace than Iran.

Naked cemetery man was simply photographing orbs


spirit orbs?

why go to the length of getting dust in front of the lens when you can just add orbs later in photoshop?

WikiLeaks' Assange to be indicted for spying 'soon'



"We have a very serious, active, ongoing investigation that is criminal in nature"

I completely agree.

US Army: Judge Dredd smartgun in every squad from 2014

Thumb Up


this will be perfect for killing campers in the next modernwarfare game.

Lost ancient civilisation's ruins lie beneath Gulf, says boffin


history or fiction?

over time, history becomes legend, legend becomes myth.

don't be so quick to dismiss accounts of the past just they appear in religious texts.



autonomous robotic organisms

There is more to NASA than meets the eye

Palin email hacker gets 366 days in custody


Oh man

should have just claimed his computer was infected by a virus and someone else did it through his machine.

And seriously, deleted his internet history to cover evidence? nice one.

Europe attacks itself in cyber-warfare test


Multiplayer Uplink.

French defences re-spawning in 5...4...3..

Where can i sign up for the next round?

'Hippy' energy kingpin's electric Noddy-car in epic FAIL


Use electricity from renewables...

to set hydrogen fuel cells.

No wonder CompSci grads are unemployed


The other side of the argument:

I recently graduated this year only to find myself completely unprepared for employment. In many cases my lectures were simply an exercise in staying awake whilst lecturer read Wikipedia articles out from a big screen, or had pasted them into slides with the links still in from years ago, some lecturers were not fluent in English, and at one point there was 800 students for a 30 computer lab. I found cheating in exams and coursework was rife and I considered quitting university because of poor support and apathetic staff who closed ranks and penalised grades when concerns were raised. I even had an angry head of department yell at my parents( ! ) from china after i raised a concern about teaching continuity.

Most of the people who graduated with me had no clue about computers and some were simply unable to read or write in English at all. I felt utterly cheated by a system i thought would teach me the skills i needed but took my money, frustrated me with useless projects like having 6 months to make a house in second life, and then printed me a useless piece of paper at the end.

Thankfully when that rather expensive piece of paper got me an interview i was able to show that i could do more than just drool and mash the keys with my face.


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