Did Great Funbags, or whatever her name is, go? I'm sure she'll have an opinion about all that flying.
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EA boots Linux gamers out of multiplayer Battlefield V, Penguinistas respond by demanding crippling boycott
Rowhammer rides again as FPGA attack, RSA again reportedly up for sale, anti-theft kit to nuke laptops, etc
Don't Xiaomi pics of other people's places! Chinese kitmaker fingers dodgy Boxing Day cache update after Google banishes it from Home
Years ago, moved to a new job where they had reel to reel tapes to backup their S/38 minis. Some bright spark decided that that nights tapes should be degaussed in the morning and we had a fancy machine to do it. Put the tape in, press the button for 20-30 seconds, repeat with the other 5 tapes. For a laugh (seemingly), the new operator on his first day would be tasked with this job but the others would 'forget' to mention the lead lined apron you had to wear to protect your you-know-what's. Did it happen to me? Nope, because just as I was going to put the first tape in, a junior manager (who actually took his job seriously) was passing and stopped me and told me off for not wearing the apron. What apron I asked. Cue the other operators getting a bollocking (literally). That 'initiation' practice stopped that day.
Mine's the lead lined one....
Tracking President Trump with cellphone location data, Greta-Thunberg-themed malware, SharePoint patch, and more
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You cannae break the laws of physics, cap'n... Boffins call BS on 'impossible' black hole, fear readings were botched
Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads
Judge to interview Assange over claims Spanish security firm snooped on him during Ecuador embassy stint
Simplified naming system....
Hacker group A - the Chinese gov't
Hacker group B - the North Koreans
Hacker group C - the Russians
Hacker group E - that Israel company
Hacker group F - spotty faced kid, living in his mum's basement, doing it for LOL's.
Edited. Where did Hacker group D go? Damn interfering NSA.....
Reminds me of Star Trek - Deep Space 9. I always wondered by they send rocks up to the space station to be processed by belligerent rebels when they could do it on the planet. Obviously the Cardassians were so eco-friendly (back in the early 90's) they just wanted to save Bajor.
And yes, I'm also wondering if Jeff has been watching DS9 thinking it's a documentary.
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As for those 'insects', everyone knows the fabled two-tailed semi-aquatic bats that lived around Syrtis Major Planum have eaten them all and those are just the husks left over. And that's why the bats died out - they consumed all their natural resources. Let's hope a highly intelligent creature on planet Earth doesn't do the same.