* Posts by Toni the terrible

295 posts • joined 24 Feb 2017

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Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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Re: Because it tells Ms Patel where you are

Funny Taiwan has a good track and trace system, it was in place as soon as that Doctor in Wuhan (now dead) said there was a problem. I heard they had only 7 deaths from Corvid-19. What is it here now 39000? Hmmm makes you think....

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Re: re: 1) my phone blocks numbers not in my contact list

The NHS & Doctors dont phone me. Either email or letter.

UK.gov splashes out on 40,000 new devices amid COVID-19-fuelled homeworking boom

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Re: ‘68 iPhone 6s”

They are that cheap and stupid

Dude, where's my laser?

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Headmaster

See curvature of the earth, would have missed London (not that i will)

Hooray! It's IT Day! Let's hear it for the lukewarm mugs of dirty water that everyone seems to like so much

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Re: I drink both and I speak for me

Add milk to overbrewed tea to make it less rough?

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Happy

Tea in Industry

Decades ago I used to work in the lab in a car factory in Coventry. Tea was always available there, it was brewed in a reflux vessel as large as I was - continuously through out the shift flinging bags in from time to time and tapping off the tea as required. That tea, it was rumoured, was used to etch metal samples in microscopy and clean light grease off other samples. I don't recall ever seeing the container emptied for cleaning etc.

it was an aquired taste...

If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland

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Good Dog - Mr Pickles

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Re: Bring out your dead...

yes you are - Bop

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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You can lead a whore to culture but you cannot MAKE her think

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Devil

Re: Oh dear

Nuking a small tornado / super cell might stop the tornado, but a hurricane? maybe not.

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Re: A Catastrophic Deficit Delivers an AWEsome Vulnerability for 0day Exploits and Exports

memes?

There's a world out there with a hexagon vortex over its pole packed with hydrocarbon ice crystals. That planet is Saturn

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And I still think it is too big for a Markovian gate, unless there is to be a universe reset and this is to scoop all of us up....

All SF is real, somewhere

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Re: My theory

Damn Big Gate

More automation to suddenly look like a jolly good idea as businesses struggle through coronavirus crisis, say analysts

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No it is a Dungeon full of Poisionous Spiders, Snakes, Drop bears and Larrikins

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Re: Colour Blindness

Excession

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No, Goverment Policy (the Ministers that is) at its most normal

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Currently...

MicroVid-19

Google is a 'publisher' says Aussie court as it hands £20k damages to gangland lawyer

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Unhappy

Newspapers

When newspapers present derogatory information / stories about a person, and that is shown to be false / inaccurate - if you are rich enough to sue - they usually print a retraction (but usually not if you are not influential or cannot sue) but even then they often put the retraction in some out of the way part of the paper - increadibly rarely on the front page (unless its a rivals misdeed). All this is in the public domain and any search manual or electronic will bring up the first articles - any retractions or updates are liable to be much harder to find. So nothing new. But not including the updated information in your report/search on someone (or an update link) is incompetence or even negligence which morally at least deserves a good hard rap on the knuckles / other punishment. Whether they are a publisher or not is beside the point.

In any case your paper trail / electronic trail is always there you cannot get rid of it. obscure it yes, remove it no.

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

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Re: Amazon.com not the same as Amazon.co.uk

The MOD confused about what side they are on? Don't be silly it is the side that their masters (you know, Boris) tell them to be on. Not yours mind you.

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit

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Facepalm

Re: Jerry Anderson

How did my Purple Wig get in your pocket?

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

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Well Tea is grown in Cornwall, maybe with global wqrming it will eventually be grown around Harrogate?

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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Re: We apologise profusely.

I did vote. Not that it made any difference what so ever, and never has.

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It is proof that there are malevolent god-like beings or devils though.

Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more

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Devil

This Forum

Well, you all know that everyone on this site is already targeted by the 'authorities' as you tend to express opinions that they think are borderline terrorist.

Being Anon does nothing to stop them.

Not being on a social site means they look at your other data more closely, I mean its a dead giveaway that you are suspicious people. In the TLAs you have curated social media content put there for you, so you dont stand out.

It's only those who have given up and are waiting to die that are considered safe; oh no that is a profile of suicide bombers - so ....

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Re: And yet

I have never had an person that I voted for get elected. Most times not even the party I ended up voting for. I continue to vote but have no idea why anymore

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Re: And yet

Elective dictatorships and oligarchys

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Re: All your data are belong to us

Would be nice. Only the TLAs etc can blackmail the MPs to keep quiet

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Re: In other news

with the surveilance we should be able to search your book shelf, and if not it will be unlawful to maintain a library of books without the TLAs being able to know what you have - I mean you might have porn or some banned text...

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Re: In other news

Where to?

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Re: In other news

China already has systems that mean face masks unless full face will not help. They are also working on systems that will identify you even if you had no head.

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the British will Gold Plate it so much that it becomes a reason for Brexit

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Re: Sunset clauses and jury oversight are needed.

And your suggestions is? GCHQ perhaps?

Sure, check through my background records… but why are you looking at my record collection?

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Re: Contractor Testing

You can't hide the bodies; from a Man Walking His Dog

Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

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Ju Ju

Of Life?

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Re: Bangers and Fries?

I do like a bit of Mayo on Chips - due to going to Belgium a lot.

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Re: bangers and fries

In a German Hotel; I asked for hot chocolate (the drink) and was given chocolate sauce on a plate - I couldnt be bothered to clear up the mixup - if it wasnt just a 'Joke'. Never went back there, there are many more Hotels to use.

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

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Police

Isnt it just wishful thinking but I do want the Police and their Spooky Pals to at least obey the Law and not go after 'Powers' they dont really need. Why cant they just do their Jobs correctly?

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Re: Extracting encrypted data?

but Brexit....

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Re: Let me get this right

It is also true that if you have the connections or enough money the 'Security Services/Police" will be less likely to bother you. But then, you will be among the top 1% anyway and part of the Elite.

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Re: IndyRef2

It's true that the Tory party as it has existed for the last 20 years and the governments it has run (not that labour has been that much better) is the best reason for a Scot-exit from the UK, shame I am not scots really....

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

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Re: Anyone want to tweet the toddler in chief?

The TIC is in bed with them anyway. Not that he would understand it or care as long as he was getting his cut.

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Re: "foreign adversaries"

War against commercial organisations. No problem; sabotage or state sponsored terrorism, or send 007 to 'reason' with Bezos etc Then again black drone strikes on annoying sod's server farms / offices / campuses is possible. That is if they annoy the wrong/right goverment enough.

Y2K? It was all just a big bun-fight, according to one Reg reader

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Re: you mean by hand?

Given that in one Gov lab the high tech fatique/tensile testing machine was used to generate tones to play happy birthday etc - mostly what it was used for

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Re: Saved our bacon Y2K did.

I also liked his novella/short story "WASP" Terra Uber Alles

Oh dear... AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people

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Nothing New

Afterall recall the time that everything with the word 'breast' was deemed profanity which sort of upset various Cancer Charitys and Art institutions etc.

Context is all.

I once got a weeks ban on the chat area of a wargaiming site because I referenced the Mongol / Mongolian / golden Horde as ruled by Gengis etc Khan - and not refing anyone not historical - made me wonder if the Moderator was a Bot. I was told later by other users that it was probably the word [email protected]@ (as they typed it) possibly, but the context on a wargaming site?

Twitter: No, really, we're very sorry we sold your security info for a boatload of cash

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Its Like anything Addictive

Just say no, that is don't use unsocial media

Online deepfakes double in just nine months, scaring politicians – and fooling the rest of us

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Re: Accept

Havent you noticed, it can't operate and is in the process of disintergrating. Unless, all the people that are called sheeples are right in ignoring nigh on everything.

UK ads watchdog bans Burger King Twitter jibe for condoning chucking milkshakes at politicians

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Joke

Politicians

Whilst not condoning anything that could possibly cause harm; there are many politicians I think deserve having something brown and squishy lofted in their general direction (choco smoothie maybe?) - just that we should not do it in reality, them being remarkably thin skinned.

Careful now, UK court ruling says email signature blocks can sign binding contracts

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Re: Signature versus signature block

All land used to be the Kings; who then sub contracted it to the nobility etc

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