* Posts by Augie

69 posts • joined 18 Dec 2014

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Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground

Augie
Gimp

Think of the children.....FFS AGAIN!

Yanno, I'd be a fucksight more respectful about politicians if they were just honest and told people what it was really about. Instead of thin BS.

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?

Augie

Re: A better essay on the state of IT I have not read

I think even with the in-jokes in it provides more insight..

BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...

Augie
Gimp

Re: Optional

That.. cost me a keyboard and now going to have to resist the urge to try this on someone

Uncle Sam tells F-35B allies they'll have to fly the things a lot more if they want to help out around South China Sea

Augie
Joke

Yes, we designed the buggers around a single airframe.. not the other way around!

Xerox to nominate up to 11 directors to HP's board in hostile takeover push – report

Augie
Pirate

Well, he's probably feeling poor and needs a few more billion...

Icahn and I will force a Xerox and HP wedding: Corporate raider urges HP shareholders to tell board to act 'NOW'

Augie
Facepalm

Nothing.. maybe delay them having to find new jobs..

Nice chap this Icahn sounds....guess he needs more money to avoid taxes on.

Pack your bags, you're going to America, Lord Chief Justice tells accused Brit hacker

Augie

Odd thought

But I only ever hear about us extraditing people to America.

Do they ever send them when we ask?.. I have a feeling I know the answer already.

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark

Augie
Thumb Up

Re: And we wonder why people want to exit the EU

Yeah that bit often gets overlooked.. designed in the 60's.. still going while other designs have come and go.

All bets are Hoff: DXC exec is standing for Brexit Party in UK General Election

Augie
FAIL

2 yrs residency? Christ, if thats all it takes then I assume the US would reciprocate if one of us went and ran?

Tor blimey, Auntie! BBC launches dedicated dark web mirror site

Augie
Big Brother

I dont even know where to begin..

Uncle Sam punishes China for abusing Uyghur Muslims – by blacklisting top AI surveillance companies

Augie
FAIL

The hypocrisy is palpable.

I presume Saudi Arabia and a few others are going to have the same applied any day now?

No, of course not. Until all countries are held to account to the same standards, then actions like this are meaningless.

That was some of the best flying I've seen to date, right up to the part where you got hacked

Augie

Re: MIL-STD-1553 spec serial data bus. ... [implausibly in] ... the 1950s vintage Hawker Hunter.

Suspect the Hunter T.8M

T.8 fitted with the Sea Harrier's Blue Fox radar, used by the Royal Navy to train Sea Harrier pilots.

Do you run on a cloud Down Under, where data's shared and governments plunder... Oz joins US, UK in info search-warrant law

Augie

Re: Not sure we're "likeminded countries"

Heaven forbid...US are whiter than white...

Perhaps when they honour sending Anne Sacoolas to face UK justice then we reciprocate.

Because at the moment it seems awfully one sided.

Promise of £5bn for rural fibre prompts Openreach to reach for the trench-digging diamond cutter

Augie
Alert

Its amazing what they can do when they put their minds to it... Of course I wouldn't trust them to find their own arses with a map, so expect someone will end up with a diamond tipped cutter up their arse after one of these takes a wrong turn.

Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

Augie

This is the norm now sadly. The moment they say "think of the children" then you know its all the same game.

They dont want you to have digital privacy, they want to know everything about you. They want to be able to search everything about you in case you dare to think differently. They just want submissive sheep that do not question them.

Augie
Pint

Re: Forget the kiddies

I cant hit the upvote enough times for this..

Call-center scammer loses $9m appeal in stunning moment of poetic justice

Augie

Re: Not poetic enough

Oh do say, I expect many of us are harboring very simular thoughts.. mine involve water, voltage.. and OS/2 manuals...

We're great, boasts Huawei in founder's Little Red Book – but isn't that a video game screenshot?

Augie
Facepalm

Considering they are also being pursued by Nigel Stanford for ripping his Cymatics music video to advertise one of their tablets its hardly surprising.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

Augie

Re: 3 years ago

Oh dear... now we're going down the Russian angle are we?

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts

Augie
Thumb Up

Set Sarcasm to stun number one....

Love it!

New UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for an end to end-to-end encryption

Augie
FAIL

That moment when you find it hard to find the words that adequately describe you what think of the morons in government these days..

Backdoors won't weaken your encryption, wails FBI boss. And he's right. They won't – they'll fscking torpedo it

Augie
Mushroom

What a pair of cockwombles I'd imagine right now, that if their brains were dynamite, they would be hard pressed to blow their own noses!

UK government buys off Serco lawsuit with £10m bung. Whew. Now Capita can start running fire and rescue

Augie

Re: MoD payed Serco £10M to avoid problems?

change the law then...

Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support

Augie
Thumb Up

Superb!

We knew it was coming: Bureaucratic cockup triggers '6-month' delay of age verification block on porno in the UK

Augie
Gimp

Re: There's something I don't get

Or, perhaps they have realised that they have about as much respect from the general public as Jimmy and Rolf...

*Spits out coffee* £4m for a database of drone fliers, UK.gov? Defra did game shooters for £300k

Augie

Ahhh. good ole how can we tax you further... I assume then kite flyers, RC Aircraft flyers will also be encouraged to pay their tax... sorry, registration for this?

Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

Augie
Big Brother

Oh well... Fuck 'em

Pihole it is..

This is a sett-up! Mum catches badger feasting on contents of freezer

Augie

Re: Catflaps - let's drag this back to IT...

Unless it eats the cat first...

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'

Augie

That would also have to be shown with politicians. Considering most act like petulant school children on a good day, one does not share much hope.

UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei)

Augie

Wow.. just wow.. is there a way of getting off this ride?

'I do not wish to surrender' Julian Assange tells court over US extradition bid

Augie

By that definition, not one of the mainstream press could be called Journalists..

Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'

Augie
Windows

Wow... the ineptitude is staggering.. just when you thought they could not get any worse they find new ways of proving you wrong.

Much like government..

High Court confirms the way UK banned GSM gateways was illegal

Augie
Mushroom

So an abuse of power to enforce the surveillance state.. well bugger me senseless I thought I was living in England... not fucking China!

Cyber-sec biz Fortinet coughs up $545,000 after 'flogging' rebadged Chinese kit to Uncle Sam – but why so low? We may be able to explain

Augie
Big Brother

Interesting how when its in their favour, the american government can be quite accepting of whistleblowers...

Let 15 July forever be known as P-Day: When UK's smut fans started being asked for their age

Augie
FAIL

So in other words, welcome to the great firewall of the United Kingdom.

Give it 6 months and the only news you'll be able to get is either government spoon fed dribble (Aimed at the mental age of people in Westminster) or from Rupert Morons news conglomerate..

Its never been about porn, just a convenient way of restricting freedoms.

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MoD plonks down £2m on table in exchange for anti-drone tech ideas

Augie

Such a great story you link to as well, so full of fact ;) "Kaboom! Russian Drone With Thermite Grenade Blows Up a Billion Dollars of Ukrainian Ammo"... only to find "Ukraine's domestic intelligence service, the SBU, believes that a drone carrying a Russian thermite hand grenade"

So in other words.. drone with grenade made in Russia..

I'm sure this must of been an issue before hand with just R/C Aircraft, cars..what was the solution then?

You were warned and you didn't do enough: UK preps Big Internet content laws

Augie

Mines the one with VPN, which they can have from me if they get it out of my cold dead hands.

Anyone who cant see this for what it is needs to give themselves a good looking at.

Be very prepared to only see what big brother lets you

No dice, comrade! Senate floats Russia-busting election law

Augie

Re: Finally

I presume then you would also expect the Americans to be punished when they do the same thing?

BOFH: Bye desktop, bye desk. Hello 'slab and a beanbag on the floor

Augie
Pint

Woohooo BOFH back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

Augie

Re: Nimrod?

Well no the AWACS version, the MR4..

I know the history of this clusterf^&k too well sadly.. wings that dont fit etc..

Augie

I wish I was surprised at this, but I'm not..

Brought to you by the same military that pissed 4 Billion up the wall with the nimrod debacle..

Straight outta Blighty: Readers, if you were a tech billionaire, what would you do?

Augie

Re: Britain Needs Us Billionaires

Hidden tory supporter by per chance?

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans

Augie

This has precisely nothing to do with protecting the children. That is just a ever so convenient excuse. Start with porn and then once that is restricted they will start on other online services.. anyone who cant see that is naive.

Augie

Re: Just like buying a magazine.

Then make them care.. not being too blunt here but why is that everyone elses problem?

Augie

Re: Just like buying a magazine.

No, they are likely to be people who think that the parents of the children should be responsible and not every other bugger

Augie

Re: Just like buying a magazine.

So what are the parents of said children doing???

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones

Augie

Wow, blundering around like freshly castrated cattle.

Stray bullets.. really?? what happens every bloody pheasant season??? surely a shotgun blast will suffice to bring the drone down.. like they do pheasants with minimal risk to the public??

Introducing 'Happy Quit', where Chinese smokers are text-spammed into nicotine abstinence

Augie

Slightly chewy are they?

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

Augie
Big Brother

1984 eat your tits off, soon enough bad thought crimes abound and interment camps for those who dare think beyond the government line..

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