* Posts by Baldy50

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Hackers emit 9GB of stolen Macron 'emails' two days before French presidential election


9 Gigs Of #Macron Campaign Emails Are Confirmed To Be Authentic.



Wikileaks is currently authenticating Macron Emails, if he does what he says and gets rid of all the border patrols we need to think about blocking that chunnel up!





F**k JSTOR...


F**k JSTOR...

And alike, graduates, students etc giving their work for free to the college and then these toads making hundreds of millions out of it charging students and anyone else to view past papers.

I think Aaron Swartz would be pleased that in a way someone has sort of carried on with the battle against these companies that produce nothing and make a ton of money off other people's backs.


A good documentary BTW, 'The Internets own boy Aaron Swartz'.

We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI



If they're monitoring the backbone!

If everyone was running a Tor relay or bridge would they have any idea where traffic was originating from, every exchange and every line would have to be tapped?

Same goes for encryption, they'd be flummoxed, if we all used it that is! You've seen the length of some folks public keys, yes?

If we weren't so lazy and more was taught in schools on how to protect ourselves in this fast-paced digital age this wouldn't be such a huge problem, for personal stuff at least.

I'm sure the silk road and the crims etc are already on it.

What was that movement a couple of years ago setting up teaching on how to encrypt, using Truecrypt I think?

Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours


Ch-ch-ch-ch changes

You get credit for that, in my book.

MCMLXXXIV, nice reminder and I had to have a listen to the track 1984, just out of reverence and cos I hadn't for a long time, meandering a bit, dystopia here we come!

i saw this, and thought of el reg




Well, I'd do her!


I saw this, and thought of el reg




We want people like this to stay and work with us? WTF is our gov thinking or precisely not thinking of, they banter on about immigration and migrants then do this! WTF again, I'm glad she got to stay, she would be an asset to this country, not a burden.



I saw this, and thought of el reg


That CIA exploit list in full: The good, the bad, and the very ugly


Re: Odd!

Anyone seen Samsung's new TV commercial? Are they trying a bit to hard, to placate the masses, with more of the production moving back to the US?

The Adds funny, though!

FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations




More farts.


Re: May contain nuts

Think there are a couple of thousand varieties of Haricot beans and 57 was just a name to put on the tins.


Blazing saddles bean fart seen, LOL, just priceless!

Though if you are, into toilet humor there's the Dumb and Dumber and Van Wilder one as well.

Can you...


Can you...

Please remove my account/registration, please?

I'll carry on reading the very good articles of course, who wouldn't? Regards to you all, Ian.

Planned 'cookie law' update will exacerbate problems of old law – expert



Flash and zombie cookies that are not removed so easily?

This ferry is said to weigh 250 cows. We say that is actually 20,600 Lindisfarne Gospels


Sorry but...

Keep in the context of a film please, (The film 'The Little Vampire') has flying cows in it, any others were catapulted, I think in an MP film by the frogs?

Like this.


Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why


Funny story....

A lady friend of my mothers had driven on her own all the way to Teulada (Spain) and was not too good health wise and wanted her car back home obviously after her stay, so I drove her home to London, she just couldn't face it, stressed as chuff!

Got her home safe, no map or sat nav required either, west Londons a busy place.

Her nephew was a black cabby driver and drove me to Bolton the next day for free! To see family and get a flight back, treated him to a chippy meal, couldn't believe how cheap it was and he got gravy!

The funny thing is the neighbors noticing it was a London registered cab and the odd driver too on the way, so I felt like an MP for a while.

As to the English tests, IDK, it would help generally as to integration and work etc but I've never had a problem in the northwest and every foreign cab driver I've have used has been polite and spoken clearly enough to be understood, in the area I live in.

The thing is, how much is the test going to cost? You have to do a course to be a bouncer, security guard, commercial driver, work at a hospital etc doing shit you've been doing all your working life and been trained for in the first place!

These costs and licenses are a hidden tax on a lot of poorly paid workers on minimum wage, at the interview stage it should be apparent to the interviewer and the person told to improve his language skills before employment.

I just think It's all got a bit silly when you did your apprenticeship you learned as much or more from your older colleagues and workmates as you did at college IMO, 33 years claim free and I have to do a CPC test to drive, I have to pay for it too. Sucks!

With the monitoring tech etc they have in the cabs today IDK why this happened, shouldn't have, the taxi co I did some malware removal for had frequent contact with the drivers and knew where they were, even end of shift and mandatory break times etc!

Never fall asleep in a cab or on public transport, waking up where you got on is a real p***er, only going from Rüsselsheim to Wiesbaden and went a long, long way off, they let me off for the return fair, though, which was nice of them.

I could go on forever, but no.

Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree





Re: Two options

This subject has come up before and when they leak the code it's a shit storm for us all which they will cos somebody will leave a laptop or other device on a train or somewhere or it gets nicked and possibly they will get hacked because the reward for doing so would be so tempting and lucrative so every black hat and unscrupulous gov will be after it.

If they do this then it's Whonix or Tails on a separate machine and an air-gapped machine for personal stuff, nothing stored on the online machine, working offline on another machine would be the only way to be safe and could have a big impact on retail sales online if people lose trust in the security of the systems they use.

Once the OS and all the software programs you need are installed and working who needs security updates?

If it's air gapped till the next re-install, maybe years later and no Wi-Fi card in it too.

I mean, not that I'm going to, but if I ordered a 12" black ribbed nobler I'd want it kept a secret (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) reference, good film.

These guys are supposed to be very good but like all the other stories I've read over the years, nobody gives a shit about your info or data than you and sometimes we can't be trusted either.

I think I have all my immediate families CV's, photos and stuff backed up on my main machine, there's no way I'm leaving a machine online with all that info on it, put that shit in a caddy and only plug it when needed.


Situation All Canucked Up: Canadian Mounties boss blasts blundering government IT merge


Re: Harper era garbage



They're assholes.


I'm sure McCoy felt like saying, said 'beam me up, Scotty'. The employee surviving off emergency cheques out of Health Canada's petty cash, I'll wager the MP's were paid on time.

Boeing seeks patent for mobile device case with built-in fire extinguisher


I wouldn't....

Want Halon in a cockpit, would you? One it's a CFC and two what if incapacitates the pilots, better no phones etc in the cockpit IMHO.

Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams


Well I think....

They just go back to the station at shift end and pretend to do a bit overtime on paperwork, DL the footage and look at the boobs and bums they've filmed that day.

Not completely off topic! If you like aircraft, remember this one?


Gets a surprise, love the way the props seem to be moving so slow and he didn't film her for very long, must be a gent.

I have thought on this subject and my dashcam has recorded children crossing the road, I mean where do you stand? It's set up for a new record over unless I have an accident, IDK.

Post-Brexit five-year UK work visas planned – report


I'm not trying....

To be hated but, OK maybe a little.


They keep on about fake news but not the stuff we need to be aware of that's suppressed for fear of offending, depressing!


Re: Meanwhile...

I didn't! FYI.

Wish this guy was our PM to sort you lot out.


Wonder if he'll get the 'Ronald Reagan Award'? But he's done a great service to The UK on many fronts, especially our relations with you lot over the pond and for our sovereignty, dignity, self-determination etc, as history as proved, careful who you mess with cos you might regret upsetting us/US.

TWO BILLION PCs to sell in next five years


Re: The market is saturated

Well, she's nine years old now my dear workstation and I will shed tears when this old dual quad core baby goes down and I can't fix it! Keep them cool, they live longer.

HSBC Business internet banking goes TITSUP*


I don't.....

Understand the DV?

Let me tell you when the crash happened my place when I finally sold it was worth a third of what it was before in Hondon de las nieves, when these bwankers were handing out millions in bonuses to themselves, companies going bust and people losing their jobs, I know more than one who just gave the keys back to the bank and walked away, so p**s off, you don't know s**t!

Watch twenty years of your life go down the pan because of these, greedy, incompetent, self-serving pigs.

Ta! For reading. Rant over!



Horrible stupid banker c***'*, the lot of them.

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data


Re: No problem

If this is true!


Pay your taxes, like Google and the rest, toads, not too bothered about who you employ as long as you're not exploiting people, which I know you are!

It's not that good either, mine is way better at a fraction of the cost, commercialism and screwing us for the shareholder, enuff said.



A shit load safer than transmitting it anyway.


Re: WTF?

'Brownomics' Truly awesome!

'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'


Re: Won't come to anything

Before I start, sorry, just can't help myself sometimes.


I can agree to scrutinize someone if they've gone to a country known for training people to do acts of terrorism to a degree and strong ties to terrorist organizations but if they are home grown by whatever organization how can you stop that?

They might just be there to visit family or attend a loved one's funeral, doesn't seem fair to penalize them cos they have family abroad.

By checking FB and social media accounts for radical comments etc, IDK, might catch some I suppose, there will always be people disgruntled with the system and maybe a little crazy but if we don't solve some of the problems in our society instead of a few nutters we are promoting this shit to a level that's becoming a nightmare for us.

There are militia movements in the US too and lots of gun clubs, I think home grown radicalism (Whatever faith) is going to be the big problem for any country, this IMO presents the biggest threat cos they may be clever enough or trained to stay off the radar.

Find the bases used for training and identify those attendees training there needs to be a priority on all possible risks to honest working folks.

I was parked next to one the four bins the IRA had planted bombs in one day before in Warrington (The one outside the bookies, not MacDonalds BTW, full of kids, a Saturday) and my niece was in the play center that got targeted two days before whilst shopping in the Arndale center, Manchester, so missed that one thank whatever God you pray to, Messed up the gas holders though they failed to go off and two of the devices on Bridge street, luckily the one outside MD's.

Mentioned that before, but sick of this shit, life's hard enough without it.

I think religion has become the enemy sometimes and yet inspires so much good in others, eye in the sky is a good movie to watch, load of bollocks mind you, if you've ever seen 'That seriously gone wrong drone strike footage'!

Rant over.

NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree


Well It'd be wise for the well tanned man...

To rein in the anti-semitic crowd in his entourage and check out Israel's cyber security companies, they worked out a long time ago to start preparing for attacks, training people and developing exploits, defenses etc.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Cyber Labs would be a good place to start and maybe Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories as well, don't put all your eggs in one basket, Adallom, Aorato, MS interest was high in the last two, plenty of others to look at.

Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears


Me Too...

No spam or phishing shit and also happened yonks ago a couple of times, so IMO not new, sick of doing it on multiple accounts BTW, IDK.

Oh, irony of ironies: Gov.UK's transparency report reveals... nothing





Google to annihilate online trolling with ... tra-la-la! Machine! Learning!


Re: What a world to live in!

Got to be a joke or fake news, right?


Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty


Stern carving.

Give it back, it's part of our history!

BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you


Working at....

A hospital a little while back, having spent plenty of time dragging data cables and clipping them to steel I-beams above the staff below, I'm as careful as chuff and only fallen once, from a two-stage scaffold, cos I forgot to level the wheels, the floor in this part wasn't good anymore.

Did a cracking SAS roll as I hit the ground, not a scratch, bump or mark anywhere!

So now getting back to the point, go up one step on a step ladder and you have to put a hard hat on, winds me up to the Nth degree.

Working in a department store in north Manchester a long time ago me and the lads found a room full of old clothes and wigs on dummies in a dusty store room upstairs.

So every now and then the staff would look up, cos we'd caught there eye crawling around above and we'd have dresses on plus wigs, old suits on with Elvis-ish wigs on and shit like that, staff and customers crying laughing at us while we toiled away, so funny, couldn't get away with it now though.

I can understand the health and safety argument to a degree, cos some of the jokes I've seen played on fellow workers were very dangerous!

Visit banter.com. More like International BANTS Machines, amirite?


Just spotted that too....


I want it hot and wet – preferably with Wi-Fi



Made me laugh, Nice one Alistair!

I'm not going to say where in case I offend anyone, but in less than two hours at the job, they'd already got the hire vehicle on bricks and bits of wood, had to go back to it for paperwork I forgot, so at least I'd got an early heads up!

Hire company not surprised one bit, used public transport after that.

People built AI bots to improve Wikipedia. Then they started squabbling in petty edit wars, sigh


Reading this a week ago....


Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist


Re: hmm sounds like me

Can't believe the guys last name! Writing a piece about Liverpudlians, cos although born on the outskirts of the city, but living in Warrington I know the nickname they called us! Is Dicky Lewis still there?


Uncle Sam probes SpaceX – but crack nothing to be alarmed about, we're told


Re: Nothing to see here, move along please.


Get it while it's hot: NASA's Space Poo contest winners wipe up $30k





PAP! Gives a whole new meaning to 'battling the Klingons', Uuuhhhgggg. Read the rest if you want, I'd rather stay down here thanks.

Totally not-crazy billionaire Elon Musk: All of us – yes, even you – must become cyborgs


Re: So Elon Musk...


WTF! The world's gone mad, it truly has, no argument on this!

A webcam is not so much a leering eye as the barrel of a gun



'Alistair Dabbs is a freelance technology tart'. Never heard of that one before, not my type anyway, no offense your ruggedly handsome IMO.

US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling


Re: My username is...

Mooching around again and found this, sorry.


Not sorry BTW love winding up well, you know who you are.

Déjà vu: Euro Patent Office prez ignores yet another formal rebuke


Bat shit crazy!

It's not surprising and not uncommon, someone running 'something' and elected or not, thinking himself more important than the importance of what they are running, like the security guard at the gate who acts like he owns the place, typical/despicable human nature.

Don’t panic over cyber-terrorism: Daesh-bags still at script kiddie level


The Monty Python...

Reference, good man!


Re: "saner heads should prevail"


Don't judge me too harshly, I read all sorts of crap mooching around.

Corpse of US anti-spying law unearthed, reanimated, pushed blinking into the sunlight


Re: "prohibit [..] sharing customers' geolocation data without customer consent"


Analyze license agreements before clicking, saves having to read them all the way through, seems to work.