* Posts by wolfetone

3484 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

Chinese web giant Baidu unveils Level 4 robo-taxi that costs $75k to make

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Re: "the vehicle can communicate with all manner of electronic devices"

Anyone seen John Connor?

Not very sage rage over UK pay outage: Opayo says 'ohheyno' as payment processor's payments stop processing

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"F**k you, pay me"


Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure

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Amazing how a country with the economic might of the USA can be so crippled and/or scared of a country with an economy the size of Italy.

Either Russia are great at doing a lot with very little, or the Yanks are woefully inadequate at basic network security.

NATO summit communiqué compares repeat cyberattacks to armed attacks – and stops short of saying 'one-in, all-in' rule will always apply

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Imagine a full blown war, thousands of people dying, just because someone clicked on the "Hot Single Ladies Are In Your Area" advert on a dodgy website during work hours.

Imagine it.

EA Games looted by intruders: Publisher says 'no player data accessed' after reported theft of FIFA 21, Frostbite source

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Re: I think I've seen a preview...

So they're re-releasing FIFA 2004?

Brave move.

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Network Security

Obviously that was included in a loot crate, part of some DLC, that they obviously couldn't afford.

Amazon to bring a full region to Israel, land of large government contracts

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"Amazon to bring a full region to Israel, illegally annexed land of large government contracts"

Fixed your headline for you.

Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer

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If StackOverflow didn't use Fastly

Then the Fastly guys may have been able to fix it quicker?

With incoming iOS 15, update refuseniks will be given choice to stay where they are while still receiving security patches

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Go away Tim. Paul O'Grady wants his style back.

Biden expands Chinese tech and military blocklist to 59 companies

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Re: Xenophobic or not ?

Referring to any ruling party in America as "on the left" is the equivalent of saying the Earth is flat.

Snakes on a Plane meets The Simpsons as airline creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

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Re: K.I.S.S.

It's a marketing thing by Airbus.

Free with every Airbus A380 - a whacker that doubles as a broom!

Hybrid working? Buckle in, there's no turning back as survey takers insist: You can't make us go back

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Re: A Plague on both your houses, FlamingDeath & Wolfetone

That's easy done though.

You're at home, go on Fiverr, post the job.

Get them to go in.


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"Offices are full egotistical wankstains, generally"

Owned by wankstains.

Managed by wankstains.

Employed by wankstains.

HR'ed by wankstains.

Farts in the elevators by wankstains.

At least at home you have the choice of what wankstain you allow in there.

Conservative Party fined one-third of a luxury food hamper by ICO for nuisance email campaign

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95 complaints out of 23 million emails

This is the most depressing part of the whole thing.

This AI could save a firefighter's life

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It's all well and good, but when you have people using illegal materials - or materials rated incorrectly - all of this goes out of the window.

It'd be great if we could trust people to do their jobs, from the people living/working there through to the people selling the materials to the builders, but at some point in the chain the ball is dropped - or something is changed for "value engineering" - that starts hacking away at the trust you can have in a location.

Stack Overflow acquired for $1.8bn by Prosus (no, me neither)

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Re: "Chandrasekar, CEO of Stack Overflow"

Could be an A Hole?

UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

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Ah, so they are capable of naming soldiers then.

Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

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The reason Firefox is in decline is because the world's most popular website doesn't suggest - or force - you to install it.

That's the reason Chrome is popular. No one, other than the wise, gives a shite about privacy. So long as they're concerned, if they can't work out how to make money from their privacy, it surely means no one else can make money from it. So why bother?

Space junk damages International Space Station's robot arm

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CSA goes all Monty Python

Tis but a scratch!

Dominic Cummings: Health secretary's 'stupid' targets delayed building UK test and trace system to combat COVID

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Re: Ripley moment?

"When is John Public going to wake up and start DEMANDING accountability, prosecutions, and gaol sentences for those found guilty?"

When the Carling at Wetherspoons runs out, and in turns out the immigrants they hated aren't in the country at all - and it's STILL a shit hole.

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Re: You've got to deal with the fundamental argument that

Turns out Carrie has taste, and only trusts her tech news to come El Reg.

Who gave dusty Soviet-era spacecraft that unwanted lick of paint? It was an idiot, with a spraycan, in Baikonur

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To be honest, if people were that bothered about the Buran in the first place they wouldn't have left in a hangar that's falling down around it.

Kudos to the poet with the spray can.

Finance Bill amendments to curb umbrella company malpractice fail to get traction in UK Parliament

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Same MP's with relationships with shady companies that also act as landlords for properties fit to burn.

A golden age of utter shithousery is all we're going to get.

Pics or it didn't happen: First images from China's Mars rover suggest nothing has gone Zhurong just yet

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Reports link Bill Gates' departure from Microsoft board in 2020 with probe into employee affair

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Re: Always the ones you least expect

I wonder if John Major egged Gates on with it?

Apple sent my data to the FBI, says boss of controversial research paper trove Sci-Hub

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Re: White Dwarf McNealy?

He wanted a smaller company.

'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now

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Cheeky bastards.

Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet

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I think the fact that any old arsehole can purchase the details of someone's car, and the only verification is the colour of their money and whether they're on companies house is more shocking than the spreadsheet faux pas.

Elon Musk hits the brakes on taking Bitcoin for Tesla purchases

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"Tl;dr: Tesla is concerned about the "increasing use" of fossil fuels, particularly coal, to support Bitcoin's electricity-hungry mining and transaction processing."

Hopefully, one day, Bitcoin mining can be powered just by using Musk's bullshit instead.

Microsoft says Outlook hit by 'email visibility issues' – as in, they're blank

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Re: 2021

Amazingly it's 2021 and people still don't update their software, then wonder why they've been hacked.

Overdue: After a 2-year £12m delay, Northern Ireland Libraries looks to close chapter on Fujitsu saga

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Ulster Says No


Chinese rocket plunges into Indian Ocean, still lands sharp rebuke from NASA

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Don't worry China

NASA still owes Australia a few quid for Skylab.

East London council blurts thousands of residents' email addresses in To field blunder

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Re: Apology accepted

"It's a bit worrying that they seem to have some boiler-plate text ready to cover the situation though."

So do we use the response under F for Fuck Up? Or T for TITSUP?

Ah, here it is in C. Cock up.

Fancy a piece of sordid tech history? Fleabayer is flogging the first production Spectrum Vega+ console for £1,500

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A Fool Born Every Minute

This birth will cost you £1,500.

RHEL, RHEL, RHEL, fancy that: Rocky Linux would-be CentOS replacement hits RC1 milestone

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You don't get much of an error message when something goes wrong in Rocky Linux, you just get a window pop up saying "Get up ya' bum. Mickey loves ya"

Audacity 'scared and excited' to be bought and brought under Muse Group's roof, promises to stay free and open source

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"Make it look less Windows 95, for the love of god"

Why? It works.

Philanthropist and ex-Microsoft manager Melinda Gates and her husband Bill split after 27 years of marriage

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Melinda will be entitled to a good chunk of BIll's fortune, given that Microsoft was her pet name for Billy.

Microsoft demotes Calibri from default typeface gig, starts fling with five other fonts

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Re: Obviously

"A more classic font from a more civilised age..."

There is nothing civilised about the 1990's.

What is it with Facebook and screwing democracies? Now calls for Prime Minister Modi to resign censored in India

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Religion is just an excuse.

They have, quite rightly, been doing well. Growing economy etc. But because of the die hard belief in their caste system, those who had something got more, while those who have nothing got less, and don't you dare ever question the logic behind it all. Pictures we see on the TV aren't of those in higher castes as they have the money, and don't believe in helping those below them.

It's sad, incredibly sad, and desperate. But for once, religion isn't to blame with this one. It's man's belief that they're better than someone who has less money than them.

Here's what Russia's SVR spy agency does when it breaks into your network, says US CISA infosec agency

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Re: They blame the Russians.

And GCHQ is just laughing at the lot of them.

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Here's what US CISA do when they break in to your network

They blame the Russians.

Words to strike fear into admins' hearts: One in five workers consider themselves 'digital experts' these days

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Everyone's an IT expert until Google goes down.

Technoking of comedy? Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live

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To quote Father Jack:

How did that gobshite get on the television?

Does the boss want those 2 hours of your free time back? A study says fighting through crowds to office each day hurts productivity

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"risking your life on British roads from the saddle of a bike"

Cyclists? On the road?

I didn't know we renamed the pavement?

Computer security world in mourning over death of Dan Kaminsky, aged 42

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I think it was as recent as Windows XP. I think I was using that when Sony decided to be arseholes about it.

Microsoft loves Linux – as in, it loves Linux users running Linux desktop apps on Windows PCs

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Re: So when will we hit the "Extinguish" phase?

We've won the war, there is no way we can be extinguished now.

Viva La Revolution Comrades! Viva La Tux!

China has a satellite with an arm – and America worries it could be used to snatch other spacecraft

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What's the problem? America had been doing that for years with the space shuttle.

Well, I would assume that's what they were doing. It's hard to know as the military missions the space shuttles flew are, obviously, classified.

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit

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Ah, Those Protestants

Up to no good as usual.

Lock up your Peloton smart treadmills, watchdog warns families following one death, numerous injuries

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Why are these clothes horses plugged in and internet ready anyway?


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