* Posts by Mummy's 'ickle soldier

18 posts • joined 10 May 2014

Square peg of modem won't fit into round hole of PC? I saw to it, bloke tells horrified mate

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When trying to fit a DLink 6600 wireless access point to a wall, the router kept fouling on the cable and wouldn’t go on its bracket. So out came the Makita and a 10mm HSS bit to cut a channel in the plastic covering for the cable to run through. Bosh!

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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Screaming amounts of rampant twattery

So I listened to this guy talk about:

Putting light into people, because, you know, science says that light kills bugs.

Science says that dettol and bleach kill the virus, so maybe we can put that in people and it will, you know, with the light, make a medicine.

Fire also kills the virus, a nuclear explosion at ground zero kills the virus, Concentrated Nitric acid kills the virus.

Why don’t we use these on people too yeah?

Utter Berk (in the original meaning of the word).

Chinese government has got it 'spot on' when it comes to face-recog tech says, er, London's Met cops' top rep

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Big Brother

Ring of Agys anyone? I sense a masterwork coming on...

Hackers actively stealing Wi-Fi keys from vulnerable routers

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He who laughs last...

Didn't get the joke.

One-way Martian ticket: Pick passengers for Musk's first Mars pioneer squad

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Re: The Dirty Digger

Absolutely bang on.

Gigabit-over-TV-cable spec DOCSIS 3.1 passes interop test

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Re: Virgin will never deliver it, they can't even run the DNS properly

>Can't run DNS properly.

1. Buy a decent router.

2. Set Virgin media box to modem mode.

3. Set DNS on new router to whatever you want, opendns etc.

4. ?

5. Profit!

MH17 -- SA-11 / BUK complexity

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Particularly interesting now that the warhead has been confirmed as a Russian missile.


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Re: MH17 -- SA-11 / BUK complexity

No. The SA-17/BUK is a very complex piece of equipment that requires at least a semi-competent operator to 'let one loose'.

The system is pretty much self contained in that it's SNOWDRIFT and SCRUM HALF radars can acquire targets and guide missiles onto those targets. The system is pretty powerful, only aircraft like the U2 and stealth a/c wouldn't take this seriously (U2 flies too high, SA-2 required!).

A civilian airliner could easily be taken out 'accidentally' if the operator was monging it and didn't go through proper target ID procedures. Typical scenario that could happen if Paramilitaries/reservists (joke) get to operate one of these systems.

Tech firms fight anti-encryption demands after Paris murders

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Convenient use of the 'state of emergency'

What happened in Paris was tragic, but here we go again, more chipping away at our freedoms for the sake of 'security'. This attack will be used on two counts:

1. By governments to justify and legitimise further undirected mass surveillance measures. Encryption is smeared as evil, despite indications that increasing hostility towards western business interests by foreign nationals is on the increase and that data security (at rest and in-transit) has never been more important. So what is more important, the protection of our economy and citizens data that if exposed, allows terrorists to target us, or banning encryption for the off-chance of stopping a terrorist attack (facilitated by the availability of unencrypted exploitable data) that has far more indications than a message body from extremist x to facilitator y?

2. By those campaigning that we remain in the European Union, as to break away from Europe now in the face of international terrorism would be to put our lives at risk wouldn't it? Even though we managed this well enough before we joined the EU with bilateral agreements.

Things that aren't getting airtime anymore as a result:

The shower of b**tards that caused more unrest and ruination of people's lives than any terrorists to date during the banking crisis and why none of them will face investigation, much less prosecution.

Our actions in Syria that seem to be ramping up without a clearly articulated plan let alone an achievable or defined positive end-state.

Mine's the tin foil lined one.

PGP Zimmermann: 'You want privacy? Well privacy costs MONEY'

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Re: What you pays for...

"Nobody pays for rights."

There are 14,280,000 dead allied soldiers that would disagree with that statement if they were here today. The shame is that the legacy that they left behind is being systematically destroyed by nation states. The dream of universal rights is exactly that. Those that can afford the tech and legal teams have rights, the rest of us plebs take what we get and should be grateful. Apathy is everywhere and it's killing us.

A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

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Encrypt and Smash

I'm for encrypting your drive using FDE as standard and if necessary use liquid nitrogen injection and soak for 15 seconds then the effacious application of a bricking hammer. Would love to see a video of this being tested.

Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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Democratising space?

As only the richest will be able to afford one of these fleeting visits surely it's Plutocratising space?

Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

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CD Quality

Bought DVDs. Ripped them to FLAC. Saved them on NAS I can access from anywhere with an Internet connection. Done!

£20 p.m F**k you Tidal!

FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

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We don't have free and open access to your personal data!

Boo hoo!

Cry me a river Comey you dog tosser. Get a bloody warrant like every other law enforcement agency.

You're probably just upset that you can't ogle our personal pics and videos. Not much in the way of AQI or ISIL in most of the data you collect. Cnut!

New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

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Concerted and Determined Campaign to educate the masses about British Telecom

Anyone who has had experience of this shameful, shambolic and frankly disingenuous company for broadband...need I say more?


Just sign the f*****g petition people! let's get this done!

Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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A phone that detects when you're smashed and prevents you calling any numbers except 999 and taxi companies.

Earthly astronomers catch best-ever image of MASSIVE solar flare

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Re: Pass the toasting fork

1.21 Gigatwats!? I'm sorry Marty, the only organisation with that much twattery is the House of Commons. I'm afraid you're stuck here!

Net tech bods at IETF mull anti-NSA crypto-key swaps in future SSL

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Re: Clarifications

Completely agree. This doesn't guarantee that you are actually speaking to the server and not subject of a MITM attack. Until authentication and DNS Security improves, improved encryption will only protect against sniffing attacks. Good to see the IETF improving things though.


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