* Posts by Matthew Hale

60 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Aug 2007


Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

Matthew Hale

Re: @ Ole Juul

Only slightly behind death, sex and music.

Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: Tatchall wimped out on his big chance.

Na, churches are all about the kids...

Baldness fix from foreskin follicles

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Is it April? Did I miss something?

Wikileaker Manning peace gong petition backed by thousands

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Re: Poster boy for capitol punishment

Is that like Universal punishment or EMI punishment?


Megaupload extradition bid - Feds WON'T have to hand in their evidence

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Heads in the clouds

....just look after your own data! Why trust it to some faceless organisation?? It makes no sense. Storage is cheap.

Why oh why does anyone store anything with any third party? Especially the way the law works now, once it's on the cloud, you lose any traditional `rights` of ownership. If it gets destroyed or is fucked over by the US jackboot brigade you have no rights. None, zero. It's gone and that's that.

Fuck that. I'll keep my data, thanks very much.

Trust the cloud with my PRECIOUS? You gotta be joking

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f^ck cloud storage

....this goes for all of it. If I buy /' own something it's mine, and I'm f*cked if I'm leaving it to any corporate slimebag to `look after for me`... along with all the loss of traditional ownership rights that comes with that arrangement.

Clouds. What a load of hyperbole and marketing crap. Set up your own storage system - space is cheap enough these days. Buy 10 2TB drives for example, hang it off the back of a web server on a 100/200mb connection. Connect to it over the internet. What's the problem?

Red-faced, sweating and still in your chair: Welcome to eSports

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`Esports`....ahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha....yea OK. It's a `sport`. Like darts is a `sport`.

It's not a sport. It's a game, isn't it. There's a difference. At most it tests your reflexes and finger tendons.

No matter how much I like Halo 4 or Castle Crashers or any other game, they are NOT sports, no matter how competitive the game is.

Organic food offers basically no health benefit, boffins find

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Research proudly sponsored by...

...Monsanto and friends!

You're welcome!

Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

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Who the f*ck...

...is associating the word `baby` with pornography? Let's play spot the nonce. Wow.

Gov must act on 'innocent' web-browsing copyright timebomb

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Re: Nope...

Me neither. LOL when I saw the top comment. I thought I was just missing something. Apparently not.

As you were lads. Nothing to see here.

Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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Re: who's paying for this?

$100-$200 on top of the price of a car is utterly f*cking irrelevant.... I think anyway... If I'm spending 20,000 or so, why would I care about that tiny surplus for a device which may well save my (and my families) life?

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Good idea...

...and it measures the force of an impact... so no, it wouldn't call the emergency services for small prangs as some people who clearly haven't read the story have commented.

Also, what is this figure of millions being banged around for? Surely if it just means making the buyer pay an extra $100 dollars on the price of a new car... erm...really not a big deal is it?

I think it's a great idea. But by all means, if you'd rather bleed out at the wheel and wait for someone to find you/bother to call the emergency services rather than simply getting the camera phone out and uploading it to LL then by all means, go without! :)

Obama is best Pres 'to beat alien invasion'

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Re: Has it come to this?

It's been done before quite successfully, several times. If fact is done on a small scale today... so I've no doubt it'll happen again, except this time with far more efficient technology to assist. It'll be absolute murder, I tell you :)

FCC boss applauds moves to block UN internet control

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If the UN take control

...we are done for. Most comments here are naive in the extreme.

I wouldn't trust the guy in the picture with my gardening.

Panasonic touts monster 8k by 4k 'flickerless' plasma

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Re: At last!

Also known to some as a girlfriend/boyfriend ;)

You can taste and smell them, too. TV still can't do THAT sh*t can it.

'Don't break the internet': How an idiot's slogan stole your privacy...

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...One of the most sensible and succinct posts I've read for a while on this matter.

Cupertino lawyers mull 'driPhone' name ban

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...as the yanks would say, could be in for a hefty lawsuit too.

Apple are just great, if for nothing other than amusement.

Eggheads crack open web troll brains

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Duuuhhhhhh..... You're from the USA, right?

In Europe..... ah never mind.

We like zombies… because we are zombies

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Zombies, vampires....

...things that go bump in the night... grow up, FFS. Get on the YNC.com if you want to see some real horror.

Reg ed rattles the Red-Headed League

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re: Ginger Bashing is not racist...

....so what? If it's not racism it's OK?! Big ears, facial deformity etc etc....all OK to make someone feel small and embarrassed, just so long as it's not about the colour of their skin or what part of the world they come from? You muppet.

I'd rather be criticised for my race....

Basically some people just like making people who are in a minority or who stand out in some way feel bad. Basically they are just morons who are seeking the attention of others. I just love the way without fail, they all say `but it's not racialistical so it's ok to just `bash` em init bruv....` Clowns...

Hull Daily Mail exposes depraved local porncoder

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.....the greatest shock of all will come where they learn just where the schoolchildren of Hull came from.... The disgusting things their parents did to each other. Some of the even had the lights on and watched the whole thing. Some even ENJOYED this disgusting act. Shocking.

We should burn them alive, or tar and feather them, or something. Sweet Jesus what is the world coming to. Terrorists running amok, people with penises and vaginas, having sex.... Good Lord save us from these abominations.

Is Mandy right to cut science funding?

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Because we all need...

....morons like Mandy telling us what's best. Science is only good if it makes money. Dick. He sounds like that money grubbing arsehole Drayson. At least Drayson seems fairly bright though.

WD Caviar Black 2TB

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You're right, there's no such thing...

...as formating, or formated capacity.

Microsoft gears up for Windows 8

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Stop the press

Another OS not to care about. Vista was shit and pointless and most smart people just ignored it, Windows 7 .... um what? and now 8? Oh, OK. Oh, look at the weather, isn't it lovely, let's go outside and enjoy our lives.

Pirate Bay guilty verdict: Now what?

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Spot on Martin.. .

Well re-worded ;)

DARPA orders hypersonic Nazi Doodlebug engine

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Carlyle Group

...more dick-hardeningly profitable ways to kill people indiscriminately - that's the way forward eh... Eisenhowers farewell speech springs to mind. Still, what did he know eh?

Nothing mysterious about Carlyle Group. Well, unless you consider profiteering from war mysterious (and er, kind of being heavily involved in starting them.. check out their board of directors, high ranking military, government officials- no conflict of interests there, no...)

The Carlyle Group is a private investment bank which doesn't come to the publics attention very often but it is one of the biggest American (ed: USA) investors of the defense industry, telecom, property and financial services.

Judge Dredd smartshell shotguns to hit Iraq in '09

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Wack Job...

Haha, was wondering the same thing... that's hillarious...

I think he meant `dope`, if that's the kind of lingo he fancies using, however actually `wack` is probably more appropriate to describe this diabolical waste of time effort and money. It's a gun, whoopy f*ck. Haven't we got enough ways to murder and maim yet? I thought those nuclear warheads were supposed to be the shit, and you can hide round as many corners as you like, it won't help! Biological weapons are even BETTER no? If by BETTER you mean can KILL MORE people FASTER. IEDs (brilliant, because the enemy can't even see them before it's too late! Like mines really, but when our enemy uses them, we call them IEDs because it sounds more `terroristy`...heh... Biological weapons, Zyklon B and many others are all really effective too, in varying scenarios. What a wonderful world. Will they never learn? Maybe we should invest some money in building bridges and collaborating on engineering projects to further our collective future on this planet, and possibly others. I know, stupid idea, let's just kill each other, we KNOW we can do that.

UK bank chief stung in ID theft scam

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Very good.

Home Office to order fingerprinting of air passengers

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@ Colin

Hohoho...very good...

Nike pulls Air Stab trainers

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What a fantastic...

...piece of marketing, bravo Nike. Let's fuel the fire!

Not sure how it's naive to get all this free publicity?!

And since when did Nike ever pretend to be interested in `the children` (other than `third world` children, in an cheap labour sense, of course)?

Next up, the Blackstab-Spaedo CO2 swimshorts range.... woohoo.... Come join us on the moral panic bandwagon! There's not much room left, so be quick!

Unpatched Windows PCs own3d in less than four minutes

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Then again

I've had several boxes (XPSP2 no AV, no nuffink) on and offline for the last year or so, with maybe a load of spyware, but nothing that can't be broken easily enough, and I have suffered very little. It's very simple - keep the stuff that matters to you on external static/optical/mag media, use virtual O/S that run in RAM with no HDD, or just blow away and reimage the box every Sunday. Hardly much effort, and a lot cheaper than worrying about keeping up with licenses for bloated AV/Firewall shit.

If you want to do anything questionable or anything which could be used against you in any way, do it from a public access point or hijack some peons AP.

People worry about the wrong things mostly...if someone wants to steal your identity, or fuck you over somehow, I'd be far more concerned about the criminal element in government and their quango buddies than some nerd with a few hijacked boxes and some scripts. Once your biometric data goes onto the NIR, and some crook in authority has access to it, that's it for life. You can't change your fingerprint or retinal signature.

Four minutes? Four minutes till some relatively harmless piece of code gets installed which does what exactly? Makes your PC run slow? Makes it unstable? Uses some of your bandwidth? Just blow it away and start again.

Obviously it makes sense to protect yourself online as much as possible, but the ramifications of not doing so are likely to be trivial. Unless you consider having to reinstall an OS as some kind of crisis - in which case you should really probably sit under a large tree and have a good hard think about life.

Pirate Bay bitchslaps Swedish law with SSL

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@@the cowardly thieves who will post soon

Hahaha....oh the irony, Mr Anonymous...Ahahaha....Are you actually as stupid as you appear to be?

Try not posting anonymously, you pathetic, confused COWARD.

Let me guess, are you an `artist` or some kind of leech who works for a record label or publishing house? Or possibly someone in law enforcement?.

Really, even being as hard of thinking as you appear to be, surely posting anonymously only moments after you use the word `Coward` in your title would ring alarm bells in even your tiny little mind, no?

I'm not going to rebuff your comments, as several others have already done this quite eloquently enough. Bottom line, it's not permanently depriving someone of a posession. It's not theft. It's copying. They are NOT the same thing, and if you can't work that out, maybe you should stick to just watching the shit they put on the telly which is designed to keep people of your ilk amused.

Home Secretary goes crazy on drugs... policy

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5 years? Oh no!

Ooooh....guess we should all stop then! Ahahaha.... Right. Like before, I wasn't worried about being arrested by a police force comprised largely of individuals who didn't go out of their way to enforce the law on this issue anyway. Secondly..

5 years not 2... Wow. So what, I was up for the idea of being locked up/bed and breakfast for two years (Fuck, may as well get SOMETHING in return for all that tax I've paid to line the pockets of these vipers and thieves over the years - I don't consider bombing tinpot third world countries as a return) but FIVE years?? Oh shit, you know what, I think I'd better stop... After all, I don't want to get locked up for FIVE years. But two was FINE. Yea....Mmmmkay....

Also, for the record, if you are just break the law for thrills, then it's probably worth getting drunk and mowing a few people down on the road - you'll probably only get a fraction of the sentence you will receive for being in posession of the `lethal` skunk (http://www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk/docs/press_18feb03.html

). Do these people ever breed outside of their own shallow end of the genetic pool? Is that what makes them so retarded? Really, what is it with these zealots?

Demo shows how web attack threatens fabric of the universe

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Erm, am I missing something?

.....so what's wrong with numeric IP addresses? Is everyone so useless these days they NEED a readable host name?? I dont get it. Let's go back to the days of IPs, dial up, BBS ;) Sheesh....the sooner a large portion of the corporate internet vanishes into the ether the better.

Pentagon in QuEST for quantum-teleport spooky IT

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...is over rated anyway, dark is way faster....

US government cools on Real ID threats

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You cannot even structure a proper sentence. You are a moron, sorry if that upsets you. Hey, unless you really are from Mars? are you? If you could just translate your illegible drivel maybe I could make sense of what you are trying to say.

"An honest person has nothing to fear no matter what they are doing"? And what astoundingly backwards, fractured piece of logic took you to this stupifyingly ignorant conclusion? How do you understand "honest"? You can be honest about being dishonest no? Does honesty imply legal compliance? and does legal compliance make something morally or ethically acceptable, or honest?

Are you an honest person, Marsman? Do you think?

Please pop over to fortuzero.wordpress.org and you can spew your drivel there too.

US Army funds $10m bat-droid

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As Evil Graham said....

Also, it's `humour` ;)

Tool makes mincemeat of Windows passwords

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Spot on...

...Trix... Many ways are there to skin the cat that is windows....

Endemol tech chief to be released from Dubai slammer

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Just Say No!...

...to dirty, oppressive and abusive regimes...Oh hang on... Saudi....

Just imagine the horrors that that country and its populace would witness if someone were to bring in (the evil, schizophrenia inducing) cannabis. The mind boggles! All those cheap snacks, and all that apathy and philosophising. Thank %god% they are so vigilant and alert to the _real_ source of the problems out there. Cannabis.

DoH IT projects overshoot budgets by £247,000

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Small Change...

....surely....250 grand?? Since when was this a `significant` amount in the context of covenment (mis)spending? I'm surprised anyone even noticed. They blow billions of taxpayers money on crappy ill-conceived flights of fancy all the time (wars, tech). So why make a big deal about 250,000?! ....*sniff sniff*

We are in the process of blowing millions of taxpayers hard earned pennies on NPFIT , CRS etc. Oh not to mention the whole NIR debacle. None of which will serve anyones interests other than those of covenment departments who want "all of our datas to belong to THEM"....

Facebook loses a few bitches

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A lot to do...

.... with the recent bout of media coverage over id theft/social engineering scams on these social networking sites, I would imagine..

Northern Rock FOI gag 'out of order' say Tories

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Chris, Chris...

You seem angry, but more than that, a little ignorant too.

Did you bother to look into any of the sources or facts upon which Zeitgeist is based? No? You surprise me. I take it you are a god fearing christian then! heh, ah well, you can lead a horse to water...

Particularly revealing is your idiotic comment "Planes crashed into the Twin Towers, I know, I saw it on TV" Erm.... OK. What are you saying? Do you know?

Have you read David Rockefellers Memoirs from 1992? Do you read? Or do you just watch the pictures on the telly?

Presumably you are one of those people who knows a lot about a little and incredibly little about an awful lot?

Matthew Hale

Could it be..

....people are waking up?

5,000 NHS records vanish with latest lost laptop

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Phew, don't panic...

It's Windows, it's password protected :/....let's just hope they are out for the hardware and not the data eh... Never mind a few piddly med records - soon ALL our data will be in the hands of whichever employee of whichever dubious government/corporate organisation that wants it, anywhere around the world (oh yes, not Just Europe, check the SHAM that is NIS), in a few clicks. "All of your data are belong to THEM"...and like THAT, we were all OWNED.

Spotted in the wild: Home router attack serves up counterfeit pages

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Just use decent...

...firmware on yer cr*ppy generic cheapo connexiant based routers....DDWRT on a WRT54G V7 is pretty good, makes it a little more challenging to exploit...or spend some serious cash on decent hardware alternative (Cisco IOS based).. As someone else suggested, using your own internal HOSTS file amongst other techniques is a good place to start - but if you couldn't figure this out for yourself with a little research and consideration then I'm afraid you are just good fodder ;)

Failing the aforementioned, just make sure you never submit your own information when online, just use someone elses - it's not like it's hard to get at these days :) (kidding, of course...)

Oz drafts 'batter an orphaned roo' guidelines

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Human arrogance...

I'm certainly no environmentalist but...aren't humans animals? Domesticated primates, to be precise. No more. The only people who believe otherwise are the remaining religious idiots. Culling my arse. My goodness, what an ego some of us chimps have. What would the planet do without us, the kangaroos and elephants (they `cull` them too in Africa) would take over and then who would save the day!? Oh thank f*ck for the caretakers of the planet ;) I believe Hitler tried something similar once with human races.

I bet half of you who make flippant comments about government endorsed massacre of any given species (other than us precious human beings) are the same idiots who are banging on about your carbon footprint and all kinds of other nonsense. You funny little creatures.

Don't get me wrong, if it was me or my family or a kangaroo, the little f*cker would be spread all over the road, but it's not, so I have no interest and can see no justification for this. All life is precious to the creature living it, and how incredibly arrogant of us to assume that anything needs it's life taking away for it's own good.

While we're on it, why don't we just kill everything for `it's own good` just on the offchance it will die eventually anyway. Oh hang on....

Darling admits Revenue loss of 25 million personal records

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Spot on Adnim...

....These jokers really do want a national DNA database (which they have already pretty much got), ID database, and ooooh anything else they can turn into a database. It's all so exciting for them, all this magical information technology. Bless them. You know they only have your best interests at heart. They're protecting you from all the scumbags out there, no really, they are. No really. Don't laugh, they are. It's what every politician spends his every evening fretting over.

Facebook faces UK data probe

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It's easy..

....just don't be such a sad b*stard and stay away in the first place! No problem, see?!

Squaddies warned off Facebook

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....the kind of people who use this kind of sad attention seeking crap deserve everything they get...pfft...our military need to be _told_ the risks?!?! OMFG help us all...

If I ever fancied a new identity or wanted to profile someone for a social engineering scam myspace and facebook would be great starting points.

WHY are people so desperate for validation they are willing to post all this personal crap to some web site?! WHY?!?

Man who urinated on dying woman for YouTube glory jailed

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Echoed Sentiments...

...from most of the above. May he suffer accordingly. Bet he ends up in some pussy open Cat C prison though....should put him in Cat A with the real nasty lads.