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Brit bank Barclays probed amid claims bosses used high-tech to spy on staff, measure productivity

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Expensive way to spy

Just friend all your slaves on Facebook, all the info you can need. ( old reg story about the ausssi and the hangiver )

Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials

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Re: Twitter Hack

No way is the money from the twitter hack is going to the trump election campaign. Far safer to spread it around his fringe supporters. Cool, I just invented a conspiracy theory

A match made in SEV-en: Google touts Confidential VMs using AMD's Epyc on-the-fly memory encryption

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Wow

Google trying to protect users data. As rare as trump wearing a mask!

Civil-rights probe: Facebook has completely failed to… Zuck: Look over here! We’ve banned four groups! Go me!

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Re: I don't know which one is worse

Sheryl and Zuck both live in a self created Facebook echo chamber. With so many likes how can they be wrong.

Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money

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Re: Ouch ...

Somebody in Apples marketing department used to work for the cable companies

Sorry to drone on and on but have you heard of Ingenuity? NASA's camera-copter is ready to head off to Mars

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Such cool toys

Me envious, what gave it away :)

Internet Society, remember your embarrassing .org flub? The actual internet society would like to talk about it

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ORGasmic

Hypocrisy

This whole affair has left so many questions unanswered. And they do need answering

What did it take for stubborn IBM to fix flaws in its Data Risk Manager security software? Someone dropping zero-days

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IBM

Incredibly bad management

Speaker for yourself: Looks like 5 patents are table stakes as Google countersues Sonos

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Marantz model 1030

I belive from the early 70 offers 2 sets of speakers and is still going strong in my bedroom

You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies

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Re: stop using it

That would mean I have to sign up first.

Lettuce Encrypt, Encrypt We Must: Hobby projects change name after Let's Encrypt fires off trademark complaints

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Pint

All played fair

Lets offer an excellent service and really is plug and sleep on Linux. Their approach to these issues is legal and fair. Those involved understand this and fully complied with a grin. Adults all round and a great rename

Researchers unmask Indian 'infosec' firm to reveal hacker-for-hire op that targeted pretty much anyone clients wanted

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I'm calling

From Microsoft

Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates

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Re: Hats off to Lenovo

Been running Linux on an old lenovo laptop for at least 6 years. While I truly appreciate the move, my setup never needed it. My parents lenovo laptop however was a different MS story. They got 'upgraded' to win 10, this was when MS had decided that little cross in the top right no longer ment kill but 'hey, they must want this'. Pity lenovo listing their model as not Win 10 compatible, but ho-hum, they accepted by clicking the x.

Microsoft blocks Trend Micro code at center of driver 'cheatware' storm from Windows 10, rootkit detector product pulled from site

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Re: Interesting

I'll take that down vote as a badge of honour :)

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Interesting

A down vote storm, with so many I would expect at least someone to post a reply. If the point was missed I was highlighting MS hypocrisy, have they never pulled a fast one in software (answers on a toilet roll please). If the point wasn't missed then do they agree it's OK to diminish/hate individuals simply because they were born in some way different from them (answers in crayon please). Timely rush of opinion considering what is happening right now in US.

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Kettle calling

As if MS would never do this. Bit like being fine with sexism while being appalled at racism.

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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Sounds

A bit dislecksik

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Freedom of arrest

Just watching cnn crew being arrested in Minneapolis.

Mulled Chrome API shines light on long-neglected privacy gap: Sites can snoop on your find-in-page searches

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Privacy

Is a dirty word in these modern times :( even worse than asking industry to stop polluting.

Help your fellow IT pals spruce up their virtual meetings: Design a winning background, win Register-branded gear

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Black Helicopters

Easy to get to the office

Just change your name to Dominic Cummings and drag your family around with you to carry your backdrop of Durham. Sorted. Can I have a mug please.

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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While it will play crysis

I doubt he will.

Microsoft drops a little surprise thank-you gift for sitting through Build: The source for GW-BASIC

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Please no

Not media centre, think of the children

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems

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Turning the tables

Using a VM to isolate and study viruses is an old trick. Looks like the young dogs are learning old tricks.

The longest card game in the world: Microsoft Solitaire is 30

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Pint

Re: Other things "stolen" from Apple...

I'm at an absolute loss at why you have a down vote :)) have an up and a beer.

Linux desktop org GNOME Foundation settles lawsuit with patent troll

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Re: An excellent result

The modern method involves forcing the victim to drink Budweiser.

Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods, warns Bellingcat

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Re: Even worse...

hydroxychloroquine

Could it be? Really? The Year of Linux on the Desktop is almost here, and it's... Windows-shaped?

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Re: Corporate masters require Outlook or VB app

2010 runs OK, just whack autosave up just in case. Although I only occasionally use it for problem files or extraction of mail from outlook files. And if I were to run the 2 OS''s together Windows would be the subsystem, with all shields up to full.

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

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In any future plague

Will people dress as the Donald

Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?

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Re: Right click

Time may have been crap but let's not get silly here. At least they had enough dignity to close down :)

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Re: Even easier to get wrong with Sun optical mice

My first introduction to Unix was on one of those, but my uni had glued them to the desk. Thought it odd till I asked why.

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Right click

While at uni I worked for Time computers, please feel free to flame me for my murky past. One old lady rang needing help with changing the display properties, for the life of me I can't remember why. So simple right click on empty part of desktop and select properties from menu was recommended. Lady says no menu is popping up. Knowing how these things go and after a few attempts I ask her exactly what she was doing. It turns out she was writing click with the mouse. Not the worst but the one that made me smile the most

Back from the dead: Appeals court resurrects lawsuit claiming IBM stiffs its own salespeople on commissions

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IBM?

I Be Money

Behold: The ghastly, preening, lesser-spotted Incredible Bullsh*tting Customer

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Yes the users are bad

But it's the absolute bullshit that techs spout that has given me the most fun.

ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, says it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy

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I suggest

Calling in the culture ship meat fucker, it's the only way to be sure.

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Re: Shame on you, Kieren

Having worked in the non profit sector for 20 years (and having seen the worst and the best of it) your opinions should be saved for Fox and Freinds. You might even get up voted there.

Happy birthday, ARM1. It is 35 years since Britain's Acorn RISC Machine chip sipped power for the first time

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I have no issues with your knowledge but

My ZX Spectrum is way better than your Open Source cpu

IBM Watson GPU cloud cluster Brexits from London to Frankfurt – because GDPR

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This needs some thought

Is this Snafu plus Snafu, or Snafu squared. We should be all familiar with exponential growth by now.

Iran military manages to keep a straight face while waggling miracle widget that 'can detect coronavirus from 100m away'

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Black Helicopters

This one's not empty

It's actually packed with 5G tech

Guess what's heading to trial? IBM and its tactic of yoinking promised commissions after sales reps seal the deal

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In a previous life

I worked in sales. One company capped commission once you hit 125% of target. Made no sense to me but it did mean I worked plenty of 2 week months and then just tossed it off for the rest.

Academic showdown as boffins biff-baff over when Version 1.0 of Earth's magnetic core was released

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Happy

I see

So their basicly saying something they have never seen is greener than something else they have never seen. But it does keep them off the streets.

Still waiting for your Atari retro gaming console? You're not alone: Its architect has just sued the biz for 'non-payment'

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This was alays a bad idea

I still have nightmares about Atari thumb after a long session.

NSO Group: Facebook tried to license our spyware to snoop on its own addicts – the same spyware it's suing us over

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Pity the judge

He's now got the job of juggling turds

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Am I a deviant

About 7 years ago I was told by a HR droid that my lack of social media was a major problem for my future career. Welcome to the new age. I'll carry on living my way. And my social life's great.

Admins beware! Microsoft gives heads-up for 'disruptive' changes to authentication in Office 365 email service

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Or will

They use it as an opportunity to marry apple again.

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Totally agree

This reminds me of the one truly good thing Mr jobs did, ban Flash. Truth is the Internet and it's protacols were never ment for where we sit today. A lot more pain than this is required to fix what we currently have.

The Wristwatch of the Long Now: When your MTBF is two centuries

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Made to last

Sure we've still got my great grandfather's false teeth somewhere. Pretty sure there still good to go.

Early adopters delighted as Microsoft pulls plug on Mobile Backend as a Service. Haha, only joking – they're fuming

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I wish

If the person funding the project ops for a platform, even telling them bluntly that it's a huge risk should it dissappear falls on deaf ears. Why? It's cheaper, just like the cloud (or so the drones tell us).

Internet's safe-keepers forced to postpone crucial DNSSEC root key signing ceremony – no, not a hacker attack, but because they can't open a safe

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Ironic yes

But safer than the cloud by a long shot

SF tech biz forks out $146m in fines, settlements after painkiller makers bribed it to design medical software that pushed opioids to patients

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Just a fine?

While the body bags stack up. Shakes head.

El Reg tries – and fails – to get its talons on a Brexit tea towel

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Re: A perfect demonstration of eccentric British understatement

Just want you to know that upvote is from me.

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