* Posts by IGotOut

1034 posts • joined 29 May 2019


Details of Beijing's new Hong Kong security law revealed: Signals end to more than two decades of autonomy

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Well that's going to confuse the Daily Mail.

Got Brexit to keep out those bloody foreign folks kit.

Now we're going to allow in 3 million asylum seekers. Although of course, they won't be using that term.

Can't wait to see the editor's head explode.

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

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Yeah then we chucked it all in the bin and lost the computing race.

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Re: In the interim, the British government has been forced to adopt human-powered contact tracing

"People who do not have one are most often very old people who are not likely out in the street."

I take it you haven't been out much?

I'd say about 75% of the people shopping in supermarkets, gift shops or just visiting nice areas are pensioners.

The internet becomes trademarkable, sort of, with near-unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Booking.com

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Re: popcorn.com

You have used my trademark in a derogatory manner.

You owe me $100billion.

Mah wa ha haaaa

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Facebook.com appears not to belong to Facebook if anyone is interested.


MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

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Aha, that's why they didn't think it was offensive.... Many of these researchers probably don't know what one looks like, so no way of identifying it.

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What the hell is wrong with these Universities?

Are they so blinded by their "science", they become utterly detached from common sense.

Next some university will be telling us it can predict pre-crime by the way someone looks...oh wait.



Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up

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Re: Forget Scooters.

Yeah to hard. Just not even bother.

How about all those in cities?

Or the one's on the main roads?

Or maybe just make them automatically liable for an accident at night. If not wearing a helmet and suffer a head injury, then no insurance pay out.

This isn't an anti-cycling rant (hence my suggestion about making e-bikes legal). But making sure people take responsibility.

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Forget Scooters.

Why bother with these death traps. Wouldn't it make more sense to bring e-bike rules in line with most of Europe e.g. speed limits and twist and go operation.

Oh and enforce existing laws such as bloody lights. No lights at night. Take the bloody bike off them and make them walk home.

Also, make helmets compulsory.

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Just knock them off. If they complain tell them to raise the matter to the Police, making sure to tell them you had a collision with them whilst illegally riding their Scooter.

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro

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Director Speak.

"Today is an important milestone in the evolution of our Technology and Change team, "


"We've joined the race to the bottom."

US govt warns foreign hackers 'will likely try to exploit' critical firewall bypass bug in Palo Alto gear – patch now

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Patch Now

Johnny Foreigner will be hacking you! Our own God Fearing Patriotic Hackers will be lovely and huggy and won't exploit this bloody great hole.

Everyday Xenophobia is alive and well.

After six months of stonewalling by Apple, app dev goes public with macOS privacy protection bypass

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Re: So, are Apple going to sue him because bugs and vulnerabilities are Trade Secrets?

Not sure what this has to do with South Africa and the Boers.

Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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Except plenty more.

Airlines have been crippled by Covid19. A simple way to get some cash back it hitting Boing with breach of contracts.

No paying for expensive planes and a refund of a few hundred million

Remember when we warned in February Apple will crack down on long-life HTTPS certs? It's happening: Chrome, Firefox ready to join in, too

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Re: Shake down time

If your provider charges for Let's Encrypt, move provider.

I'm with TSO host, formally something else and before that something again and no part of Go Daddy, and they do it for free. It' about 5 clicks to set up.

Oh and then you can always sign up, for free, to Cloudflare, and use their free service.

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Re: Will this be a problem for embedded device certs?

The article clearly states internal certs are NOT affected.

Apple said to be removing charger, headphones from upcoming iPhone 12 series

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Re: Low-voltage DC is just USB now

"I have four Euro plug sockets with piggy backed USB chargers built into them...."

Check the power rating, they are usually utter shit.

2.1 amp? Yeah across both. Plug in two devices and watch you charge rate plummet.

Poetry in lockdown: hiQ to Supremes / Please leave LinkedIn scrape ruling / well enough alone

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It's ok for us to sell the public data to third parties without their consent but dammed if you can do it.

Repeat and rinse for the other big data whores.

Yes, Prime Minister, rewrite the Computer Misuse Act: Brit infosec outfits urge reform

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It would have to be very carefully worded.

Many here have said "Don't change it', but for example, a port scan then logging in with a default IoT piece of crap could, in theory, get you arrested. So do you contact HappyLuckyDevicesMakeYouExcellelent to tell them you intend to check for security holes?

And if they say " No", do you leave that heap of crap just sitting out there being used as a botnet?

On the flip side, if you say it's ok to login and check, the bad guys can say "Hey we were looking for security holes. No intention of doing anything bad'.

It's not a case of yes or no.

Dems take a crack at banning Feds from using facial-recog tech. Congress will put it on todo list after 'learn Klingon'

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It's ironic that Pinterest asks you to log in to see stuff scraped off other people's websites that don't require a login.

Ransomware crims to sell off 'scandalous' files swiped from Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Puff Daddy's legal eagles

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They have found a Mariah Carey single that doesn't make you want to beat your eardrums with a 2lb lump hammer.

California Attorney General asks judge to force Lyft and Uber to classify drivers as employees – or else

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Maybe the wording of the contracts would clarify it.

They are not Taxi's in the UK sense. You get get into a taxi anyway and pay a fixed rate.

They really are minicabs. The ride is booked and price (should) be roughly agreed in advance. So they should be licenced as such.

As for employed / self employed, The way I look at it, if they are free to swap "employers" at will, then I would of thought they could be classed as self employed. However, if there is non-compete clauses, or you are penalised for not working for them, then they are employed.

CSI: Amazon.com coming soon to a screen near you

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Re: Is it still a counterfeit

Nope, but it is a trademark infringement.

Working from home on Virgin Media's broadband? Too bad. Outage hits English capital

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, account managers, hourly up dates, direct access to senior engineers, compensation, fault resolutions, preventive action details, redundant routes.

Yup my last place had it and so can you.

Just for £1.5m / year.

Oh you want that for £20 a month?

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Re: Same shitty excuses

Parts of London went down, so that IS everyone.

Keep up.

One year ago, Apple promised breakthrough features to help iPhone, iPad, Mac owners with disabilities. It failed them

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It's just an afterthought.

Just look at the reviews of The Last Of Us Pt2, that had disabled people involved pretty much from the start. It shows what can be done.

Police and NHS urge British public not to call 101 and 111 non-emergency numbers after behind-the-scenes kit failure

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Re: Always the customer's fault

It's not an Emergency number.

Just saying.

Australia's Lion brewery hit by second cyber attack as nation staggers under suspected Chinese digital assault

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Odd statement.

"The company is now focusing on defence efforts over restoration from the previous attack"

That's like saying we've replaced the ceiling, walls and floor, but we left the leaking pipe pissing out water while we did the repairs.

Sure is wild that Apple, Google app store monopolies are way worse than what Windows got up to, sniffs Microsoft prez

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Re: A false equivalence

If you think that Google doesn't employ dirty tactics, go ahead, install Google play without any other Google products. Go ahead, have a go.

Good luck.

At Mozilla VPN stands for Vague Product News: Foundation reveals security product will launch eventually, with temporary pricing, in unspecified places

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Re: protect up to five devices for $4.99 a month


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In the meantime...

You can always sign up to ProtonVPN.

Probably more secure than the Mozilla one.

Still good to see them enter the field.

The girl with the dragnet tattoo: How a TV news clip, Insta snaps, a glimpse of a tat and a T-shirt sold on Etsy led FBI to alleged cop car arsonist

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Re: To all the "conservatives"

I forgot to add, he also appeared not to actually work for a living, just spent his time travelling with his mates, lecturing others on how they should live their lives.

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To all the "conservatives"

Let's take a famous leftie commute I know of.

He was born to an unmarried couple who lived together. However, she became pregnant by another man. He was born a bastard child.

Not much is known of his early childhood, but he grew up tall and proud.

He fought for people's rights, even rioting and smashing up peoples shops, causing criminal damage, something that put him on the wrong side of the law.

He once went off to be alone, to find himself, before returning and spending the rest of his life in close company with a group of unmarried men and a prostitute.

Sadly, for all the crimes he committed against the state, a reward was offered and he was sold out by one of his friends to the state police.

He was executed, still standing up for the social rights and freedoms he believed in.

Just can't remember his name.

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Re: Police cars rest easier

"a lot smarter than the average (majority) liberal rioters/arsonists."

Have to laugh at these kind of posters, it's almost like they don't understand the meaning of the word liberal.

As you dislike a liberal so much, here is what you must be:


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Tut....kids today....

Any fule knows that you cover tattoos up...for example, if you have arm tats, just buy a cheap pair of fake sleeve ones, or put on some kids transfers.

Rioters today eh?

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office

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Re: One might wonder

Most paper these days come from sustainable sources. So if there is no money to be made from selling the wood....then what? Cattle farming?

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run 'cyber attack' – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs 'exploited'

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Not a problem.

I'm sure all these highly important areas all apply patches in a prompt and timely manner.

America's Team Telecom urges FCC to do something about that 120Tbps fiber line between US, Hong Kong

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Team Telecom

F**k yeah!

How do you run a military court over Zoom? With 28 bullet points and a ceremonial laptop flunkey, of course!

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Court martials

And 28 bullet points?

Not the best outcome for the defense.

No surprise: Britain ditches central database model for virus contact-tracing apps in favour of Apple-Google API

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Re: This is all complete cack

Also, countries are reporting deaths in differentways.

I know of two deaths of "Covid19" personally.

One person (87) was raced into hospital after collapsing with an exiting complication of pneumonia. Whilst in hospital (on life support) contracted Covid19. A few days later. Cause if death? Covid19.

The other case was a terminally ill patient suffering a brain tumour. He had stopped receiving treatment and was effectively under palliative care. Caught Covid19. Cause of death? Covid19 of course.

Germany and China have just had two local flare ups, so it's not like it's gone away in those.

Then, of course, you gave the likes of Brazil, that apparently hardly have it and Tanzania where it was cured by the President praying.

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Re: If it has cost £108M that is more than the vaccine development program!

I think you'll find creating several hundred million vaccines, that may not work, is a tad more expensive than 88million.

Ryzen shine, kids: Huawei buries AMD silicon in latest laptop, hopes to lure 'young professionals'

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Re: 3550U

Because most people buying laptops don't want to pay the large premium for the latest and greatest processor that will make little difference to them.

So probably covers about 99% of the general public.

The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references

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Re: I'm still not sure how much of this is pulling our leg




"NS88 Video Division White Power Skinhead CDs DVD Movies Flags Patches ...'

Chrome extensions are 'the new rootkit' say researchers linking surveillance campaign to Israeli registrar Galcomm

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...thank goodness Google would do anything as stupid as trying to hide installed extensions.

Facebook's $500k deepfake-detector AI contest drama: Winning team disqualified on buried consent technicality

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You used that Google had harvested, rather than ones Facebook had harvested.


If Fairphone can support a 5-year-old handset, the other vendors could too. Right?

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I'm more environmental friendly than fairphone.

I always buy second hand.

Currently using an ancient P10 lite I bought second hand, kids have 2nd hand iPhones, I have second-hand iPads.

Only this phone is showing its age. Going to replace with a P20pro or P30pro. Second hand if course.

Likes of MusicMagpie and CEX offer quality phones at a fraction of the price of new.

Do I care if it has the latest bloat? Not really.

But still, can the rich and gullible keeping upgrading, we need the used phones.


Customers of Brit ISP Virgin Media have downloaded an extra 325GB since March, though we can't think why

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Think of all those people...

Crammed within 5m of the router, desperate for the piss poor wifi signal not to drop.

Ah lovely, here's something you can do with those Raspberry Pis, NUC PCs in the bottom of the drawer: Run Ubuntu Appliances on them

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Odd one.

NextcloudPi does everything this does.

Not sure what it adds, unless it simplifies the install maybe?

Mine certainly updates pretty much every day.

NY Attorney General warns Apple, Google to police COVID-19 tracing apps in their souks – or she will herself

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Re: from Germany

"KatWarn application, which concerned citizens have on their phones to know when catastrophes happen. "

I think paranoid citizens would be more appropriate. Do people really worry all the time about a "catastrophe" (maybe a lost in translation thing)?

I just get on with life and whatever happens, happens. Lived with the threat of terrorist attacks all my life, still more likely to get hit by a car because I'm to busy looking at the phone.

Google and Parallels bring Windows apps to Chromebooks, in parallel with VMware and Citrix

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Re: Chromebooks are a breeze . . .

They are OK IF and that's a big IF you don't mind being locked into a walled garden.

As for viruses, I really can't remember the last time I got one....Windows XP SP1 maybe?

And you are worried about viruses, why not just go Linux?



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