* Posts by Trigonoceps occipitalis

1291 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014


Holy Guacamole! Researchers find Apache remote desktop software was silently pwnable for snooping on sessions

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Re: So you're saying

Isn't Avocado the basis of that Guacamole you get in fish 'n' chip shops?

The Moon certainly ain't made of cheese but it may be made of more metal than previously thought, sensor shows

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Re: Density

"The Moon appears to have an iron-rich core ... "

They've found the Soup Dragon's cauldron!

Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole

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Solar Help Desk

Perhaps the link was a bit rough and they missed " ... and then switch it on again."

Apple said to be removing charger, headphones from upcoming iPhone 12 series

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What may you infer if a BMW's indicator is flashing?

The bulb is working.

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Re: There is no price...

"The funny thing is you can never find one when you want one ... "

The USB charger is the larval stage of the odd sock.

Working from home on Virgin Media's broadband? Too bad. Outage hits English capital

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" ... tripled for every hour of outage ... "

Never done the sum about grains of rice and a chess board have we?

After huffing and puffing for years, US senators unveil law to blow the encryption house down with police backdoors

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Re: Yay! Its groundhog day!

Stuck in a stupid time loop until a properly peer reviewed paper is published that proves or disproves the concept of a safe back door.

Actually that will not stop the idiocy. A bank's assessment of safe is somewhat different to a law and order (think of the children) politician facing re-election.

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" ... put some encrypted data in drop box using my own encryption ... "


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Re: "A trio of Republican senators"

Perhaps a "Thicket of Congressmen"?

The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired

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The world is covered with the graves of indispensable people.

If you're despairing at staff sharing admin passwords, look on the bright side. That's CIA-grade security

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Re: Numpties, the lot of 'em.

The clue is in the name "Kingdom". HM the Queen is head of state for all parts of the UK - hence United Kingdom. As for the rest, yes, cats and herding.

20 months behind bars for IT support worker who nicked £30k worth of crypto-cash

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Re: What about redemption?

The last public execution in Great Britain occurred in 1868. Michael Barrett was executed at Newgate Prison for mass murder.

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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Re: "There's no slave in git though"

" ... condemnation of those who previously used the terms. It's not."

I just can't help the feeling that in a few years time there will be cyber pitch forks out:

They used the M word in their software! No platform them!

I hope not but one thing the Internet is good at is demonstrating the lack of thinking in some.

Facebook pays for exploit to catch a predator, voting software security under the microscope...

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And small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were really not small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

MacOS on Arm talk intensifies: Just weeks from now, Apple to serve up quarantini with Kalamata golive, reportedly

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Re: Is this the year of Apple on ARM?

No, it is the year of Apple in a Pi.

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app

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Re: So how will it go?

Jackblock Construction Technique

"The building method starts by constructing the roof at ground level."

Spit the bones out of that Big Ears!

Broadcom sends its England-based staff back into office as UK lockdown eases – though Welsh workers get a free pass

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Re: Aaah...

Wales: the first part of the English Empire.

Ex-Imagination Technologies boss tells UK Foreign Affairs Committee: Britain needs to stop overseas asset stripping

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If you think, even for a moment, that multinational companies, or those that have that aspiration, will buy second best or over priced kit/IP etc because "Brexit" you are seriously deluded.

Brexit may be, or may not be, the most rational of political decisions but please stop saying "Brexit" like it is some absolute final argument that supports your world view.

Baby Diesel? Little d'Artagnan? There is another child of Musk in the world

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Re: X Æ A-12




Apple-Google COVID-19 virus contact-tracing API to bar location-tracking access

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Re: Makes a change

"quality beats quantity"

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Latvian drone wrests control from human overlords and shuts down entire nation's skies

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Airports run two types of RADAR. Primary RADAR is the traditional bounce EM radiation off the metal bits and detect the reflection. Secondary RADAR (not strictly RADAR) detects a radio signal reply generated by aircraft systems. Both are useful and fill slightly different functions.

The particular advantage of secondary RADAR is that the squawk will identify the individual aircraft.

Spyware slinger NSO to Facebook: Pretty funny you're suing us in California when we have no US presence and use no American IT services...

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Re: QuadraNet did not immediately respond to The Register's request

"Send them a DM over WhatsApp"

Send anyone a DM over WhatsApp


Prank warning: You do know your smart speaker's paired with Spotify over the internet, don't you?

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Re: Until some vendor takes security seriously...

Surely it will be when Linux is in the desktop?

I'm doing this to stop humans ripping off brilliant ideas by computers and aliens, says guy unsuccessfully filing patents 'invented' by his AI

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Re: Its all binary

No they don't, but they do belong to my macaque.

ATLAS flubbed: Comet heading our way takes one look at Earth, self-destructs into house-sized chunks

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Re: That's not a comet...

No problem, I have a small dog.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party

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The military is supposed to blindly obey orders.

They tried that one on at Nuremberg and look where that got them.

Nineteen mysterious invaders from another Solar System spotted hanging around the outside edge of ours

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Social Distancing

" ... abiding by social distancing rules and will come no closer than 16 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon ... "

What's that in Osmans?

Contact-tracing or contact sport? Defections and accusations emerge among European COVID-chasing app efforts

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Re: Generalised testing


Taiwan to develop military exoskeleton because it's not like these things are open-sourced or one-size-fits-all

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So, it will be ten years or so?

All your jobs are belong to us... Amazon is hiring 75,000 people but if you want US home groceries, tough luck

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Major General John Sedgwick

"Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."

Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again

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Re: But........

"No idea why cars built 12 years after DAB ..."

While there is more or less full coverage by FM radio it is good enough. Car manufacturers are masters at up-selling. Why forego the opportunity of offering a (expensive) DAB upgrade, fitted as standard to differentiate higher trim levels ?

ESA missions back doing science after precautionary pandemic plug pull: We talk to space boffins about Mars Express emergency command line

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Re: Curious (any boffins out there?)

"high enough value target"

When has that been any concern of script kiddies and others doing it "because we can"?

Amazon says it fired a guy for breaking pandemic rules. Same guy who organized a staff protest over a lack of coronavirus protection

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Re: Troll

"If your employer tells you not to come into work, for any reason, and you do, you are trespassing. That alone makes you subject to arrest for trespassing ... "

Not in the UK.

For the past five years, every FBI secret spy court request to snoop on Americans has sucked, says watchdog

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Re: And even sadder

Actually, they have 2 rules:

Rule 1: The FBI is always right.

Rule 2: When the FBI is wrong, Rule 1 applies.

UK Information Commissioner OKs use of phone data to track coronavirus spread

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Re: Bugger

Apparently the Patriarch of the Cyprus Orthodox Church has decreed that, as the wine and wafers are he blood and body of Christ, the corona virus will not be passed on during communion. This, of course, is based on a double blind trial - well blind something or other.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

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Re: Ventilators...

At the start of the daily briefings my heart soared a little. Apparently the policy was evidence based - and we don't see that often. As the crisis progresses I think Boris may be depreciating the science because he is a politician.

Whatever else he is Boris is not thick, for all that he assumes the demeanour of the fool. Like him or loath him, he was a King's Scholar after all.

I wish him a speedy recovery.

Things that make you go zoom: Huawei rolls out pictastic P40 phones, no Google Play Store in sight

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Yes, take the battery out.

After 20-year battle, Channel island Sark finally earns the right to exist on the internet with its own top-level domain

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Re: Glad they didn't overthink the process....

My only problem with firing the Queen is appending any of the following to the word President:


















You get the idea.

Self-driving truck boss: 'Supervised machine learning doesn’t live up to the hype. It isn’t C-3PO, it’s sophisticated pattern matching'

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Re: Brain the size of a planet and you've got me controlling traffic

"I don't wan't any sort of intelligence controlling the vehicles I travel in."

Judging by what I see on the roads every day that is oh so true.

Forget about those pesky closures, Windows 10 has an important message for you

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Re: The long, dark teatime of the next few months

There is always the dog milk.

Bad news: Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the world. Good news: Nitrogen dioxide levels are decreasing and the air on Earth is cleaner

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Re: Lies!

"How much heat do I need to apply to burn diamonds?"

If I recall my school boy chemistry correctly, drop a diamond ring in the fire and you will find molten gold in the grate but the diamond will be doing its little bit for global warming.

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or we had a revolution in aircraft propulsion.

or we had a revolution in aircraft power.

FTFY - The method of creating thrust will be the same.

NHS websites will no longer burn up your mobile data allowance, say Brit telcos

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Yes, my MOT is due. I decided to go to the manufacturer's franchise because they'll collect from and deliver to my house. Collection charges and no discount on the test but that is a small price in the circumstances.

Hong Kong makes wearable trackers mandatory for new arrivals, checks in with ‘surprise calls’ too

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Re: I don't have a problem with this

Yes, the question is will it get turned off once the crisis is over? Just remember two events:

Income tax was introduced as a temporary measure.

Money laundering and anti-terrorist legislation was not aimed at Icelandic banks.

Temporary laws are not temporary unless there is a sunset clause that mandates the return of the bill to the Commons.

Freedom of Information coverup clerk stung for £2k after deleting council audio recording

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Re: Million dollar question

Accidental deletion - look how well that worked out for Richard Nixon.

Small business loans app blamed as 500,000 financial records leak out of ... you guessed it, an open S3 bucket

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There's a Hole in My Bucket

Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa,

There's a Hole in My Bucket,

Dear Lisa, a Hole.

With What Do You Fill It,

Dear Henry, Dear Henry,

With What Do You Fill It,

Dear Henry, With What?

Why, Data,

Dear Lisa ...



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