* Posts by Dr U Mour

32 publicly visible posts • joined 9 May 2013

Easter is approaching – and British pr0n watchers still don't know how long before age-gates come into force

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Sex, Drugs Rock n Roll

Peer review evidence based policy - Wev'e heard of it

Spyware sneaks into 'million-ish' Asus PCs via poisoned software updates, says Kaspersky

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Why not just publish a list of affected macs/ first few bits of the mac addresses. Why do you need to tender yours to find out?

Spectre-protectors: If there's something strange in your CPU, who you gonna call?

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Chromium misbehaves

use //flags to switch off everything to do with chromecast and yet it still checks on ports 5353 and 1900 continuously

We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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Re: What's Not Mentioned .....

I just upvoted amanfromMars ....

UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour

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Evidence based policy at its finest...

the government has forged ahead, with the aim of stopping kids accessing porn on the grounds that such content could "distress them or harm their development".

What about "News" is that to be adult only too?

US Homeland Security breach compromised personal info of 200,000+ staff

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Do they mean me?

"if you were associated with a DHS OIG investigation from 2002 through 2014, you may contact AllClear ID at (855) 260-2767 for information on credit monitoring and identity protections services. "

Well, were you ? Are you going to phone to find out?

It's 4PM on Friday, almost time to log off and, oh look, Disqus says it's been hacked

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Discuss Disqus if you must

But in all other respect please lets keep this a disqus free zone...(I'll pay pint money to keep it that way)

Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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How Can You Protect Your Data?


"If you are worried about the security of your personal data, Equifax Identity Watch Pro is available for £9.95 a month"

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

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Offline only -Is there a definitive answer?

Assuming Windows10 is activated correctly at installation, is there a time limit to running it offline? Must it connect to the internet after any given period of time for any reason e.g. Windows Genuine Advantage "just checking" the OS is still legit ?

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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Microsoft still think they can ride this out...

All this anguish being expressed on the web is okay. Microsoft's own fear and loathing is being reflected back, but it will be absorbed, it was expected. "It'll run out of steam, there is no alternative..."

Is there....

Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

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Re: Adblock's next step?

Consumers do pay for all that content. Advert subsidies actually cost consumers more - they just move the payment. They also frequently hinder access and often dictate terms and conditions on content.


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I'd rather subscribe

to El Reg at about the same price point....

Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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Re: Why this will not hurt M$.

Okay, Matt, I'll bite this time. Yes using your posited world view this will have little impact. However your posited world view maintains its dominance, as any other, by consent. Every episode like this diminishes that consent. Oh and stating the obviousness of how little others matter in you glorification of your dominance helps too...Thank you.

'I was trained as a spy' says Snowden

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Re: Obviously still sore...

The cri de cour of the naive " we are doing evil to do good" - doing evil IS doing evil, simples

New tricks and methods established and used to sustain a regressive and aggresive regime will be instrumental in its demise.

The greater the enforcement of "purity", the greater the dysfuntion.

For the record I am a reader and NOT an owner of The Register. I am encouraged to pass comment. When there appears to be a cack handed coordinated attempt to play the man and not the ball , a la Mr. Snowden, in this case, I chipped in...obviously some are still very sore indeed...

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Obviously still sore...

Interesting that The Register comments have become a target for pro nsa types.... It is all too obvious chaps...do piss off and play elsewhere...

Facebook: US feds probed over 18,700 accounts in six months

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Facebook: Imaginary friends, imaginary numbers

"...the company said that it granted 81 per cent by providing all or some data that was requested."

And declined the other 19%?

How did those calls go?

Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever

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Re: Snared on a thin thread...

Thanks for the useful info and link...

As it is a compulsory upgrade, will the 8.1 iso available via Microsoft Store include it by default pretty soon?

If so could you download the 8.1 iso from the store, use a generic 8.1 key to install it and then use an original key to authenticate? Updating numerous pc's at a fraction of the bandwidth...

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Snared on a thin thread...

As a Win8.0 hold out I take it this means

1) downloading it again for each and every pc

2) no way of making straight to 8.1.1 installation media

cos I've bugger all else to do with my restricted bandwidth

PS and what about nfs support...

Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data

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Good boy, now fetch....

"that none of the interception agencies which I inspect has the slightest interest in examining their emails, their phone or postal communications or their use of the internet, and they do not do so to any extent which could reasonably be regarded as significant"

Either they really do not have the "slightest interest in examining their emails" or "they do not do so"...

Given that the Snowden revelations are currently uncontested and widley known, is Sir Anthony Mays a fool or a liar, or a fool and a liar?

Bay of Tweets: US sought to disrupt Cuba with covert social network

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...and from elsewhere...

Is this how the Arab spring was sprouted? and the same with the Ukraine?

Could the Snowden cache contain cases of mass manipulation rather than just silent scrutiny?

Reg hack battles Margaret Thatcher's ghost to bring broadband to the Highlands

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Re: Fig leaves blowing in the wind

Appreciate your point, however story does not refer to remote uninhabited island but an established mainland UK community.

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Fig leaves blowing in the wind

Poor and expensive patching of a broke system, however well meaning and rigorously applied keep the broken system going. Internet access should be subject to Universal Service Provision and the industry should be obliged to provide a similar basic access for all before concentrating on the best possible service for a few.

Xbox One users will have to pay extra for Skype and gamer-gratifying DVR

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So even more Terms & Conditions apply

and MS are judge and jury on compliance...

Health minister asks elderly patients what they think of data-sharing

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Elderly does not mean disabled

I know "It's Friday" so have a laugh, always look on the bright side etc, etc...

Still joking that all elderly are deaf/stupid/tech illiterate etc,etc are cheap shots that just devalue humour...

Sky News hack of Canoe Man's email in public interest, Ofcom says

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Facism 1 Integrity 0

OFCOM is only a regulator in that it manages Corporate abuse.

"For my friends I interpret, for my enemies I enforce"

Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Neither hearts nor minds

There is idiocy and then there is malevolence

Home Office launches £4m cyber security awareness scheme

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Re: All of £4m?

No disrespect to jake but £4m is a lot of money, and in my opinion, far too much. Why does distributing simple information cost this much?

Leaked docs: GCHQ spooks secretly haul in more data than NSA

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It's not about boring old "me"

Before we get flooded with "I've nothing to hide/doesnt affect me" posts -What about your independently minded MP or other Union/Professional representative? think what pressure might be brought to bear on them from this surveillance. What about Researchers/ Opinion leaders. There are many people that we rely on that could be neutralised by this surveillance....

Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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It's a shill wind...

As pointed out by several other commentards, there seems to be a lot of blustering from pro establishment posters, seems something has put the wind up them!

Critical Java SE update due Tuesday fixes 40 flaws

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Re: (nothing to see here)

As much as I dislike .net, I dislike your use of "faggotry" far more

Amazon launches own currency

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Who owes the company store how much?

Is it the case that given these discounts are being offered only to US customers, does this not mean that non US customers are in effect subsidising those purchases? There seems to be a lot of US only discounts/giveways etc by globally trading brands...

Apple's head bean counter boasts WORLD'S BIGGEST PACKAGE

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Its just a job...

How many people will this inspire and in how many will it engender despondancy?