* Posts by Clunking Fist

571 posts • joined 4 Dec 2012


Here's how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

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Re: File

Are you confident the world nuclear super powers' silos aren't running NT4? Or MSDOS?

Fancy trying to explain Microsoft Teams to your parents? They may ask about the new Personal version

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Re: They're dead and even Teams won't reach them...

My dad would be 85, too. He also, would not need help. Because he didn't believe in computers and was quite proud of the fact that he lived without them in the house. One day when I was feeling mean, I told him his internet-connected PVR was a computer, as was mum's smartphone.

PCs continue to sell like hot cakes and industry can barely keep up with demand – analyst

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I've just replaced my i7-2600 (in a lovely Silencio case from Coolermaster) with an i5-10400F, running 1x 1440 + 2x 1200 monitors. I now need to use a heater, as the system just will not produce the heat of my old i7. I am readying the i7 for my mum and anticipate a least a year or two of life, as long as win 10 drivers/updates continue to be available for it.

I only upgraded as the slowdowns were getting a bit irritating.

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

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Re: I'm a leaver

"The democratic option is to vote for another person/party when the current term is coming to an end. Simple as that."

As the EU project had no term-expirey, this wasn't really an option. So hence the referendum. And, lo and behold: the voters voted for another option/system when given the chance...

"The obvious problem is that there isn't enough supply at the moment." Obvious to you. Obvious to everyone else is how there seems to be plenty, even for Australia and New Zealand, who are COVID approx. nil.

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Re: I'm a leaver

"The voting system for the EU parliament was much fairer than what we use the UK "

Good point, or would be if the EU Parliament had any power...

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Re: What would Jesus do?

"Wasn't JC more of a joiner than a leaver?"

He didn't insist on membership and subscriptions? The Holy Roman Church wasn't an idea before his death?

But the HRC did seem to be a good way to extend power over the populace that rivaled that of the populace's own local form of government.

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Re: AKA: People

"Ask ten people what the EU actually does and nine of them will be wrong."

Another way of looking at it:

So if the EU DOESN'T do all the things people think the EU does, why the f*ck did it need all the money..?

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Re: AKA: People

"Fewer than 50% of eligible voters expressed a desire to leave" and even fewer expressed a desire to Remain.

So there you have it: leave won. Welcome to how voting works. Tune in next week when we point out how electorates work and how MPs are chosen. This will be followed by a lecture from a special guest on how the USA's electoral college works.

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Re: Sad...

"It is worth remembering that a lot of the food banks in the UK have been set up by people of faith (not just Christian), in response to the current government's failures."

So what you're saying is that there were no foodbanks before Boris, and no need for them? You didn't realise that most every western nation has seen a surge in foodbank patronage since the COVID-induced lock-downs?

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Re: Christian denominations in the country are now more likely to vote Conservative

"So is this the type of belief system where you ignore all the teachings about helping the needy"

Hm, I did not realise that the functionaries of the EU were in need of charity. I am reasonably confident that the NHS* IS worthy, though, of several hundreds of millions of pounds extra each week.

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Re: ... and the stunning victory for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election

You mean: the Taliban with AR-15s, Shirley?

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Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics...

"'Brexit' is seen as a very shabby bit of un-democratic, unplanned idiocy"

So voting to leave an undemocratic institution... is undemocratic? Gotcha. <rolls eyes>

Something fishy is going on in Taiwan as folk change name to include 'salmon' for free sushi

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Re: "Something about dolphins can't think of a pun."

Indeed, I have a feeling they pun a lot, that's why they are always laughing or groaning.

President Biden weighs in on Amazon unionization efforts, warns giant to steer clear of threats, coercion

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Yay, Biden's such a champ!

He had to do SOMETHING after ruling out a raise in the min wage, student loan relief, medicare for all and $2000 (or even $1400) relief cheques. Mind you, he's found time to bomb Syria, build new child migrant facilities at the border, and forgive China for their treatment of the Uighurs.

Biden nixes Trump immigrant visa ban as clock runs down on H-1B suspension

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He has to free up visa to get enough skilled folk to help him issue those $2,000 stimulus cheques that are about to go out the door. Any day now.

Bezos denied: New Glenn launch pushed into 2022 after Space Force says no

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

"You load 16 tons, what do you get?"

Bow-legged britches and a humpback shirt,

St Peter don't you holler for me today,

'cos I'm a-digging the other way.

(With thanks to Homer and Jethro)

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

Wow, Gary, wait until you get a load of "The Big Reset". It's "company" all the way down!

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Re: in the absence of those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars

"(especially when Republicans hold power)"

Indeed, now that the Dems hold the Presidency, the Senate and the House, we should see $2,000 relief (sorry: I mean STIMULUS) cheques heading out the door. As soon as Biden is done bombing Syria and stealing their oil. What? There's (probably) nothing in the Paris Accord to prevent it!

Zuck chucks Myanmar military out of Facebook and Instagram

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Re: Now do the same for the other governments

Last time I checked, political operatives were putting pressure on ISPs, and regulators of ISPs, to restrict access to various websites. Time to be alarmed?

Robocall bagmen admit they collected millions of dollars from victims scammed by bogus IRS officials, lenders

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Up to 20 years in clink? Jeff Bezos stole how much from his Amazon drivers via the tip function in the App/website? Crickets.

Hey, maybe we should all be cat-faced eco-warriors on our daily video chats

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But even if they do: the evaporated water will eventually condense and fall from the sky, no? No water was harmed in the process.

No ports, no borders, no hope: Xiaomi's cool but impractical all-screen concept phone

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Re: Yes

"wireless charging is a pointless gimmick"

I see you've never had a micro USB port fail.

Amazon coughs up $62m to shoo away claims it stole driver tips, cut pay rates without telling them

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Re: There's a reason for all this, of course...

This will be the same Washington Post that declared Trump was a Russian agent? Whose "journalists" won awards for claiming this?

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Re: The ultimate expression of free enterprise

" The ultimate expression of free enterprise is the stocking mask and the sawn-off shotgun"

You couldn't be wronger. The clue is in the word "free". What you see here in action is crony-capitalism. It has close ties to those in power who are supposed to be regulating the market.

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Re: Moral of the story

This. Why the heck would I ever trust a tipping feature in apps like Uber and Ola?

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Re: Utterly absurd ...

"That is the only way these bastards learn: through a nice big hole in their profits."

Actually, I don't think you are correct. Until theft BY a corporation is treated the same way as theft FROM a corporation, nothing changes.

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Re: Utterly absurd ...

I'll bet that there are quite a few Amazon drivers in jail for stealing packages worth about the same or even less, in % terms as what Bezos stole.

Robinhood plays Sheriff of Nottingham as it pauses GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry etc stock sales, gets sued

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Re: Robinhood is partially owned by hedgefunds...

"The system works. Yay."

Indeed, the billionaire hedgefunds are protected. Just as they were bailed out by taxpayers after 2008. But try getting $2,000, nay $1,400 assistance, sorry I mean STIMULUS, and you're sh*t out of luck.

US culture has celebrated beauty, fame and wealth so long, they've forgotten what it must be like to be "ordinary".

How embarrassing: Xiaomi and Motorola show up to high school prom both wearing remote-charging tech

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Re: Why?

Aha, that's why you must have a few wireless charging pads dotted around the place: next to armchair, on computer desk, next to bed, etc.

Biden administration pauses ban on Chinese tech companies suspected of military entanglements

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Re: Since the moderators are extremely bias

Hi Jack, good to see you're alright.

European Commission redacts AstraZeneca vaccine contract – but forgets to wipe the bookmarks tab

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Re: And the EU still can't understand why the UK left.

The South African strain of the Chinese virus? If we are allowed to "nationalise" the variant, may we nationalise the base form.

Google, Apple sued for failing to give Telegram chat app the Parler put-down treatment

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Re: @Overunder Am I bad for not...

Lies? Michelle Obama still likes to talk about Trump caging children at the border. She knows that it started under her husband, but, you know, narrative etc. They are ALL liars, but allowing one set of liars the right to decide whose lies are acceptable is... dumb.,

Intel reveals US$475m investment in Vietnam as Communist Party says it loves high-tech industry

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Re: The press release copy writes itself.


US gov sets up the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office at the last minute before Trump's presidency ends

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Re: AI vs NS

By stepping from Trump to Biden, the US may just have heard you...

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Really? To me :"It sounds like Artificial Sex but less useful."

But that could just be me?

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Re: "The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office"?

"They can't really do much to hurt the next administration though,"

They could take the letter "J" out of all the keyboards in the Whitehouse like Clinton did when he left (he took "W" for obvious reasons).

The hour grows late, the enemy are at the gates... but could Intel's exiled heir apparent ride to the rescue?

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"for the 80486, which was a modest success in the 1990s."

I was working at a chartered accounting firm in the '90s. It eventually got to the point where we'd left 1-between-three, through 1-between-2, to everyone getting a PC on their desk. Being a corporal rather than a private, I got a 486 DX-2 66. That thing could fly. I think I had a 14" CRT. Ah, the mameries (yes, we got connected to web not long after).

Quixotic Californian crusade to officially recognize the hellabyte and hellagram is going hella nowhere

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Xiaomi hit by US sanctions: Can't list on stock exchanges and investors can't invest

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Re: Doesn't really make sense

"It’s becoming ever more clear that the US can’t compete on merit any more"

If China abolishes slavery, it would become easier to compete on the manufacturing side...

UK network Three hikes pay-as-you-go rates by 400% to push punters to buy 'bundles'

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Re: Time for a complaint to Ofcom

"silver sticky labels"

You mean, metallic? That's to stop the 5G/Corona transmission. Peel them of at your own risk!

We didn't collude with Twitter to throw Parler off our servers, says AWS in court filing

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Re: What about places that hinders me to enter if I don't abide to their rules?

' I agree with Zuckerberg in this instance, society as a whole should decide on what free speech means,"

It Has: it's called the constitution. That, along with courts cases that have set out the judicial interpretation in the real world. So if the authorities and the courts aren't telling Zuck to take Trumps tweets down, why did he take them down? Peer pressure.

They have s230 protection, so they didn't need to worry about what Trump was saying.

So Zuck has changed his position...

Trump's gone quiet, Parler nuked, Twitter protest never happened: There's an eerie calm – but at what cost?

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Re: Hmmm

"FaecesBook doesn't have an "Opinion" "

You think? We know Google does: we all saw the videos from just after the 2016 election.

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"Turns out social media is mostly a waste of time"

Yes, but it IS the replacement for newspapers, so we should try and make it work, no?

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"Does this mean my landlord can't evict me for running an illegal cannabis grow in the attic?"

No, they are saying that your landlord can evict you for watching Fox News in his/her apartment.

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Re: But Trump hasn't been censored, AC

"is he free to use your gear, at your expense, "

Except it's NOT at Twitter's expense. The market has quite swiftly told Twitter, via their share price, that Trump is a product that sells well. Dropping that product line will result in fewer customers. Hence the fall in share price.

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Re: Trump is a massive c...

"Area 51 and UFOs started off as an amusing conspiracy theory which didn't much harm anyone."

What about the "Trump is a Russian agent" conspiracy? Did that hurt anyone? Thankfully, everyone now knows it to be incorrect. Well, except for one person, and she doesn't matter.

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Re: AWS now liable?

"Can I sue the police if I get burgled?"

You may be able to sue them (or at least get a complaint upheld) because the Police were too busy arresting people making pug dog videos to attend your break-in.

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Re: AWS now liable?

"Define "fair". Keep in mind I'm providing a service that you are not paying for."

Eh? AWS is free? That's not been my understanding. I learn something new everyday.

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Re: AWS now liable?

"Why can't they? (Serious question)"

A good question. After a few court cases from folk like Parler, perhaps a "precedent" is set when AWS inconstantly apply their T&Cs, and has to pay compensation. It is one thing to sling someone off your servers, surely it is another to not let them retrieve their data?

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Re: 1st amendment

"The first impeachment wasn't based on nothing. If was proven. - Seems us Brits know more then you do, mate."

Wow, you actually don't. Nothing was "proven" all they did was make an accusation, then his political opponents in the House voted "aye", then it moved to Congress and they voted "noes". There is nothing impartial or judicial about impeachment: it is just another partisan vote, just like a vote of confidence in the UK Parliament.

"Finally, yes, us Brits know that the president doesn't normally leave until the 20th, due to an archaic ruling from when it could take weeks for a president to travel the distance to Washington."

For a Brit, you don't seem to know much about adherence to tradition. You know: Beefeaters, The Queen, the trooping of the colours, the income tax year not falling at the end of the month, etc.



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