* Posts by The Wild Tomcat

18 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Aug 2012

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up

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In my experience, entities that have the word "truth" in their titles are seldom telling it.

I know what EU did last summer: Official use of Microsoft wares to be probed over slurp fears

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My Workstation, My Data

The slurp is a manifestation of a greater evil: the inevitable trudge towards DaaS. No, Microsoft, my workstation is not a node in your network!

Brit bomb hoax teen who fantasised about being a notorious hacker cops 3 years in jail

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C'mon, give the lad a break. What else is there to do in Watford, which I hear is a very dull place?

New coding language Fetlang's syntax designed to read like 'poorly written erotica'

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I think I prefer...


Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

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Not so difficult, folks

When I was working for IBM's Strategic Outsourcing unit, I worked two (unpaid) weekends a month installing patches. Our team covered a base of 400-something servers. Every patch. Every server. Every time.

This is something that's stupefyingly easy to get right.

Don’t buy that Surface, plead Surface cloners

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Re: "...suggests this is a luxury market."

https://www.invincea.com/ : "The owner of www.invincea.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website."

That's reassuring for a security product...

Utah fights man's attempt to marry laptop

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Social trolls should be treated like patent trolls should be.

Sony kills off secret backdoor in 80 internet-connected CCTV models

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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

I've been avoiding Sony ever since the DRM rootkit.

Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot

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The only reason I use my grocery retailer's "loyalty" card is that I get whacked with a 20% price increase if I don't.

"Loyalty"? Um, no.

You're fired (into space)! Trump tops Martian ejaculation poll

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Re: Let the hate flow...

The person Trump says he could shoot in the middle of Fifth Ave without losing any votes.


Oooooklahoma! Where the cops can stop and empty your bank cards – on just a hunch

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Re: America?

North America is "actually whole continent."

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

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The real tragedy here is that PETA's flagrant abuse of the tort system will disincline people from compassionate consideration of real issues, most notably the horrific brutality of factory farming.

Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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Umm, Dick Cheney?

Hankering for a Nobel Prize? EAT MORE CHOCOLATE

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Re: A.C. @ 19:58

"Correlation is not causation!"

As if that matters in this case...

Beer, 'cause some folks like it like I like chocolate.

Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

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I'm down with this.

Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

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Re: angry much?

Wrong. 4chan doesn't archive everything for ever and ever and ever.

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Re: Divorce

I wanted "failbook" but a domaineer is holding it.

WikiLeaks haters launch DDoS assault on Russia Today

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Big Brother

Politics makes strange bedfellows. Both Assange and Pussy Riot are guilty of embarrassing scoundrels; odd that they should be on opposite sides of some fence. I support them both.

And I especially support PKD, who has a better grasp on what *is* than pretty much anyone else.