* Posts by Forget It

435 posts • joined 1 Aug 2007


NASA uses occult means to spot tiny moon orbiting asteroid

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Lucy in the Sky

with solar panels.

Kaleidoscope eyes - anyone?

Microsoft open-sources its emojis as part of new design philosophy

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Smiley Face

First-ever James Webb Space Telescope image revealed

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Re: Still missing?

Any sign of god?

The devil is in the details

Google: How we tackled this iPhone, Android spyware

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> It appears the snoops using the surveillance tool got the victims' cellular providers to degrade their wireless internet connectivity, thus convincing the marks to run the app.

Which Italian cellular provider?




Telegram criticizes Apple for 'intentionally crippling' web app features on iOS

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So that's why Safari remains in the stone age.

To avoid webapps taking away their AppStore revenue stream.


UK competition watchdog seeks to make mobile browsers, cloud gaming and payments more competitive

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Firefox is not a complete sock-puppet

- in particular it distinguishes by permitting some degree of WebExtension add-ons.

Google now requires two staff to sign off each Go change

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Going to A Go Go ...

else Stop Go

The first step to data privacy is admitting you have a problem, Google

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Google Access Denied for your link to Douglas Leith report

But I found it here:


Russian demand for VPNs skyrockets by 2,692%

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Isn't it all his troll farms trying to get back to work?

VPN = Vladimir Putin Network?

Brave takes the spring out of creepy bounce tracking

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Big Brother

Yeah but ...

Firefox addressed this issue back in 2020:


Foxstuck: Firefox browser bug boots legions of users offline

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Yes, another own goal.

Firefox redirected the less-savvy users towards other browsers/

Head should roll, but won't.

Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor: Why this distro switched Firefox defaults back to Google

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Better to make a MINT

with linux

rather than with Dogecoin

Mobile networks really hate Apple's Private Relay: Some folks find iOS privacy feature blocked on their iPhones

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Re: Private Relay

I they want a

paler variety (anag)

of private relay

Google: We disagree with Sonos patent ruling so much, we've changed our code to avoid infringement

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Why didn't Google

just buy Sonos?

Timekeeping biz Kronos hit by ransomware and warns customers to engage biz continuity plans

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Time will say nothing but I told you so,

Time only knows the price we have to pay;

If I could tell you I would let you know.

More lines here:


Assange extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary as High Court rules he can be sent to US for trial

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Big Brother

Go whistle

don't whistle blow.

Give us your biometric data to get your lunch in 5 seconds, UK schools tell children

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Face on a plate

Much to his Mum and Dad's dismay,

Horace ate himself one day.

He didn't stop to say his grace,

He just sat down and ate his face.



Microsoft turns Windows Subsystem for Linux into an app for Windows

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Can I now dump Cygwin?

and run all my shell scripts in WSL?

(just dreaming I suppose)

Maker of ATM bombing tutorials blew himself up – Euro cops

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At.m bomb


Apache OpenOffice can be hijacked by malicious documents, fix still in beta

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and Libre Office?

is it also affected?

Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format

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Paris Hilton

Hope the perp's were intelligent Badgers

(Paris for the fur coats)

New on Netflix: A corporate drama in which staff are sued for abusing early access to financial data

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Without a trace: Baroness Dido Harding to step down as chair of NHS Improvement

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NHS Improvement

> Harding will step down from her role as NHS Improvement chair in October.

Now that's what I call an Improvement!

Ex-health secretary said 'vast majority' were 'onside' with GP data grab. Consumer champion Which? reckons 20 million don't even know what it is

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Care data?

definitely not Don't Care data

UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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Re: `nuff said


In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Winscp is your friend


AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

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Wow Amnesty International

doing some good stuff.

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

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Hubble Bubble Toil

now no Trouble!

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit

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Love your neighbour

I seem to recall.

Watch this: Ingenuity – Earth's first aircraft to fly on another planet – take off on Mars

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He's broken every human law,

he breaks the law of gravity.

His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,

We're on our way already: Astroboffins find 5 potentially habitable Tatooine-like systems from Kepler 'scope

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Turn the telescope around - point it downwards.


you've spotted an inhabitable planet.

Treat it with care!

Scientists stumped by strange X-rays from Uranus

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April the second?

NASA's Perseverance rover in brick form: China set vs unofficial Lego fan design

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Oops I misread the headline

Thought NASA had bricked Perseverance!

Facebook bans sharing of news in Australia – starting now – rather than submit to pay-for-news-plan

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Filter out the `real' news

just leave the fake news!

After 7 months and 500 million kilometres, the Emirates Mars Mission has to endure 27 nail-biting minutes of engine burn

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That's why its called Hope

isn't it?

Ring, Ring, why don't you give me a call? Amazon-owned doorbells aren’t answering after large-scale outage

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Knock Knock


UK Test and Trace chief Dido Harding tries to convince MPs that £14m for canned mobile app was money well spent

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Paris Hilton

Dido Demolished

On the same broadcast Dido's accentuating of the positive (80% of contagious staying home) reasoning

was proficiently and politely demolished by Ex Health Secretary Hunt who got her to admit that there are

at least 20000 or so people known to have Covid not staying home. Then he asked Why?

Dido didn't know

if it was for economic reasons or not!

(Paris for the deaf ear)

Trump's gone quiet, Parler nuked, Twitter protest never happened: There's an eerie calm – but at what cost?

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EFF' take


"Whatever you think of Parler, these decisions should give you pause. Private companies have strong legal rights under U.S. law to refuse to host or support speech they don’t like. But that refusal carries different risks when a group of companies comes together to ensure that certain speech or speakers are effectively taken offline altogether."

United States Congress stormed by violent followers of defeated president, Biden win confirmation halted

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He still has the kill switch

Red Button: Boom!

Apple aptly calls its wireless over-the-ear headphones the AirPods Max – as in, maximum damage to your wallet

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Paris Hilton

Your Wallet: Ear today

gone tomorrow

AWS admits to 'severely impaired' services in US-EAST-1, can't even post updates to Service Health Dashboard

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AWS gone off a cliff ... since Tim Bray left!

Bork Bork Bork

and it not even the weekend!

New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

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Brave takes brave stand against Google's plan to turn websites into ad-blocker-thwarting Web Bundles

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the circle completes

Don't be evil


Do be evil.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

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No home grown add-ons possible

I can no longer demo my work on an Android browser of any kind

since this Frefox 'update' disabled all but a chosen handful of web-extension add-ons.

Notepad++ website sent to China's naughty step after 'Stand with Hong Kong' software update

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Notepad ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

plus plus plus !

Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

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Edward Lear:

On a little piece of wood,

Mr. Spikky Sparrow stood;

Mrs. Sparrow sate close by,

A-making of an insect pie,

For her little children five,

In the nest and all alive,

Singing with a cheerful smile

To amuse them all the while,

Twikky wikky wikky wee,

Wikky bikky twikky tee,

Spikky bikky bee!

Twitter hackers busted 2FA to access accounts and then reset user passwords

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nonsensical ?

> We are continuing our forensic review of all of the accounts to confirm all actions that may have been taken.

Is it nonsensical to combine the words "all' and 'may" in that sentence>



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