* Posts by JWLong

210 posts • joined 9 Feb 2014


Hard drives at Autonomy offices were destroyed the same month CEO Lynch quit, extradition trial was told

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HP's Reputation

They lost their reputation a long time ago

You can't lose something you sold down the river for printer ink!

Mr H and Mr P are probably rolling over in their most respected graves.

eBay ex-security boss sent down for 18 months for cyber-stalking, witness tampering

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I Think

.......Massachusetts should ban EBay from doing business within their borders for some period of time (the longer the better). That alone will cost them dearly, both in compliance cost and loss of business.

This seems to be the only thing corporations understand today.

Hurt their bottom line and you will have their undivided attention.

A bunch of apps will be able to bypass Microsoft's new store and use own update methods

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App Stores

All the app store operators are scurrying for the corners like cockroaches in a brightly lit room.

They must be seeing the writing on the wall that's coming from the Epic/Apple battle of earlier this year.

Ever notice that thieves come in droves, and when they do the sheriff goes on a drinking binge.

Google updates timeline for unpopular Privacy Sandbox, which will kill third-party cookies in Chrome by 2023

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In ten years GOOGLE will be the utter shit that IBM is today.

Bezos offers to knock $2bn off his bill to NASA to stay in the running for Moon contract

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Re: Dear Astronaut.

2 Million parts and a million pounds of fuel.

And, they (the astronauts) got the window they wanted installed also!

NASA soon learned that their astronauts engineering degrees should be respected. Unlike today when field engineers tell OEM manufacturers that their tat is pure shit.

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

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I had to look up what it is.

Looks ugly as hell. Seems to be a good eating fish tho!

M$ software is tasting like shit lately. Round corners and all.

No /sarcasm, just fact.

Brain-computer interface researchers warn of a 'bleak' cyberpunk future – unless we tread carefully

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Tinfoil hat

Time to buy stock in Reynolds aluminium.

Akamai Edge DNS goes down, takes a chunk of the internet with it

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What happened was someone in the break room unplugged the coffee pot to clean it. Shorted out the outlet, popped the breaker which killed the 4 port switch for the DNS server

Happens all the time, no problem. "Hey, bring that extension cord over here." so someone can trip over it next week.

\S only, don't have a shit fit!

Facebook gardening group triumphs over slapdash Zuck censorbots

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Faecebook is a publisher.


FARCEFACE is considered a service provider like an ISP. By law.

They are not responsible for the shit people post on their servers.

TV stations. RADIO stations, NEWSPAPERS are publishers. So are printers of books. They all tread a fine line.

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch loses first stage in fight against extradition to US

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Buyer beware

And as the saying goes, figures don't lie, but liars do figure.

If there is money to be made the thieves will come out in droves.

And HP looks really stupid, don't they?

Ably blog claims company doesn't need Kubernetes to scale, surge in traffic takes down entire website

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Who says What

One guy says "yes, we use this", then another guy says "no, we don't use this"?

Either way, I wouldn't trust these people to pour piss out of a boot, even if the directions to do so we're printed on the bottom of said "boot".

NSO Group 'will no longer be responding to inquiries' about misuse of its software

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......is the poster child for disposable flip phones.

Use it a couple of times and toss it in the road.

Windows 11: What we like and don't like about Microsoft's operating system so far

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Start Button

And yet the one thing that M$ hasn't changed/fixed is that you have to click the Start Button to shutdown.

The best thing you can do to Windows is shut it down.

No Sarcasm intended.

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Re: This is confusing


Microsoft, Google, Citizen Lab blow lid off zero-day bug-exploiting spyware sold to governments

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Don't Worry

There's hundreds of zero day hacks yet to be used.

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer

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.......is the poster child for Right to Repair.

You'll want to shut down the Windows Print Spooler service (yes, again): Another privilege escalation bug found

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MicroSoft drivers

Give me cause to continue buying pencils and paper.

SonicWall suggests people unplug their end-of-life gateways under 'active attack' by ransomware crims

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They don't support v.8 or less because they are cheap capitalist that want to sell more cheap shit for a major price increase.

End of Story

United, Mesa airlines order 200 electric 19-seater planes for short-hop flights

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Re: Why 19?

That's how many passengers it takes to peddle power the in-flight charging system to keep the aircraft in flight.

Secondary backup is everyone plug in their personal device (phone, laptop, sex toy) to the supplied buss to power the e-machine into the ground.

So nice of China to put all of its network zero-day vulns in one giant database no one will think to break into

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Re: Interesting Article 7

I better that they will keep the data in a AWS S3 bucket.


India bans Mastercard from signing up new customers

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Re: That's how you do it

In the USA we hold all of our data on the dark web

Seems to be more safe there than on secure systems since secure systems don't exist on the port 80 web.

Amazon will know when its business, privacy practices keep you up at night – it has an FCC-approved sleep radar

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The Real Issue

........is that we sleep 8 hours a day and now corporate America wants their noses up our ass'es during those hours.

When are people going to wake up and see this as the crap it really is?

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The bad thing is

People will actually pay Amazon to microwave them in their own home.

More power, more hertz. Gett'er done here and now

Not in my house!

SolarWinds issues software update – one it wrote for a change – to patch hole exploited in the wild

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Re: A modest proposal

Sir, that would make to much sense. So it just ain' t going to happen.

G20 finance ministers agree plan to make multinationals pay their 'fair share' of tax

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I'm still trying to figure out what a "Whiskey Course" is!?.


In reference to "Whiskey and golf courses"

Audacity fork maintainer quits after alleged harassment by 4chan losers who took issue with 'Tenacity' name

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My Fork

All ready downloaded V.2 and 3 blobs and stuffed them in deep storage.

I will name them anything I want, I was thinking "Classicdacity". Just for my personal use you know!.


If someone wants to show up at my door over this, please do. I live on the Palouse, literally thousands of square miles of future burial ground.

/end sarcasm

This whole thing over a name is pretty stupid.

Kaspersky Password Manager's random password generator was about as random as your wall clock

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Re: The Only Safe Password

I recently read that the NSA are now selling dice with round corners. Very much like Windows and IOS/MACOS.

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Re: If you value your security get a hardware random number generator -- or two


Fujitsu wins £9m contract hike for Oracle HR system running nearly 3 years late at Northern Ireland Education Authority

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Take a look at what Fugitsu did to the UK Postal and Police systems.

UK artists seek 'luvvie levy' on new gadgets to make up for all the media that consumers access online

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When accountability is finally brought into the entertainment industry and the already collected royalties are properly distributed, this money issue will become a non-issue.

Until then, NOPE - aint' going to happen.

Developing for Windows 11: Like developing for Windows 10, but with rounded corners?

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Loving It

I'll make a bunch of money reverting desktops/laptops to OS's that work after MS shoves Win11 down everyone's throat.

Work's for me, I like money.

Bug at payments processor WorldPay swipes £2k+ per ride ticket from Brighton Pier revellers

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It will never happen!

The purveyors of these ping pong financial escapades will sit on the cash as long as possible for the interest income. They will actually make money from this little oops'ie.

Russia spoofed AIS data to fake British warship's course days before Crimea guns showdown

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Re: Diplomacy

I love the smell of napalm any time during the day.

There, that was nice enough


Apple scrambles to quash iOS app sideloading demands with 'think of the children' defense

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Will fight like hell to keep its 85 BILLION in revenue that the store generates.

It's 2021 and a printf format string in a wireless network's name can break iPhone Wi-Fi

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Free coffee would never be an issue there.

Toyota reveals its work on an honest-to-goodness cloak of invisibility

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Re: I remember a SciFi book about this.

I'm still waiting for the dude to turn lead into gold.

Going to happen real soon now, right!?

Tim Cook: Sideloading is a disaster and proposed App Store reforms would harm user privacy and security

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We've found another reason not to use Microsoft's Paint 3D – researchers

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Paint 3D


Zoll Defibrillator Dashboard would execute contents of random Excel files ordinary users could import

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This gives.......

....... a new meaning to BSOD.

What Microsoft's Windows 11 will probably look like

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.........they come up with an OS that doesn't need an anti-virus, a firewall or a host file to block shit websites and/or protocols. Then I'll be impressed.

Round fucking corners and a new startup sound, really!? That's the big lead in to a new OS.


The Eigiau Dam Disaster: Deluges and deceit at the dawn of hydroelectric power

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I learned

What a leat is today.

And, this stupid spell check kept changing it to "lead".

Ah technology, what is there to do with it all.

Good article tho.

'Condolences on the death of your conscience' says card from Indonesian delivery drivers to local Uber clone after payments slashed

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Re: GoTo

On Error....Goto Hell.

PrivacyMic looks to keep your home smart without Google, Alexa, Siri and pals listening in

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......in my house!

Deadline draws near to avoid auto-joining Amazon's mesh network Sidewalk

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The TLA's won't allow legislation like that.

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Re: If this was my idea...

This is really problematic. Who thought this up?


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Re: I wonder if...

It's easy to stop all these items from doing as they please.

Take all your do-dads like your phone and other OIT shit and put it in your microwave oven for 3-4 minutes.

Had anyone notice that there isn't a microwave oven that wants to phone home being sold. And I haven't heard of one being offered with a network port yet.

I got an idea, just don't buy any of this crap, problem solved.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access

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This is all Bean Counter Bullshit. Car manufactures are in the business of make cars. If they want to pile all this electronic shit on to a car so that it can't operate with out it, that's there fucking problem.

If something is so vital to production maybe someone should stand up and say "We sould standardize this item across our product line and keep "X" amount in inventory at all times"

Or would that be to fucking simple.

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Re: Everything needs intelligence these days, except my Harley.

My 71 Chevelle SS 454 has one chip in it.

That's so I can listen to my music.

I love the smell of Tetraethyl lead in the morning.

Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver's permit used by impostor, and unreliable facial-rec tech

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Re: Autonomous Drone Attack on People

Sir, are you lost?

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Re: It is not Apple or SIS who lied ...

But, according to the Supreme Court corporations are people

Throw the hole corporation(s) in jail, just like they would do to me if I lied like a peckerwood.



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