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Feds At DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

Option1 Paging Mr Orwell - 1984 is calling. (509 comments)

Being watched is one thing and, with the proliferation of security cameras, to be expected now days. It was the first step.

Being watched and identified is another thing entirely. The first step was bad enough, this one strikes me as a step too far - so, yes, I would agree it is dangerous.

Neil

about 5 years ago
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3D Realms Sued Over Failed Duke Nukem Forever Plans

Option1 Re:Can we be sure now... (180 comments)

To the idiot that modded this "Redundant" you might like to check the time tags for the reference made by someone further up the page - it was posted after mine. sigh.

more than 5 years ago
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3D Realms Sued Over Failed Duke Nukem Forever Plans

Option1 Re:Can we be sure now... (180 comments)

In the world of sports, DNF = Did Not Finish. Apt?

Neil

more than 5 years ago
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Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle

Option1 Re:tags are in the books (630 comments)

You're a cynic.

Or maybe just a realist.

Neil

more than 5 years ago
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Greece Halts Google's Street View

Option1 Extremism (192 comments)

I really am bemused by the extreme ranges of responses to this story. It seems that there is only either end of the spectrum - "Yay, for Greek Government for protecting our privacy" to "I trust Google more than I trust any government" - and almost no middle ground. Have we really become that fractured and that single-minded about things?

Neil

more than 5 years ago
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When Hacked PCs Self-Destruct

Option1 Expert??? (418 comments)

From the article: ...Roman Hüssy, a 21-year-old Swiss information technology expert, who last month witnessed a collection of more than 100,000 hacked Microsoft Windows systems tearing themselves apart...

Hmmm, I might query the qualification "expert" given that:

  • he runs Windows,
  • he had a 100,000 (!) of them,
  • they were all infested with a trojan, and
  • he sat around watching them die.

Neil

more than 5 years ago
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Rydberg Molecule Created For the First Time

Option1 Re:Basic facts about Rb_2 (127 comments)

My eyes glazed over trying to read that, but I'm pretty sure it was very interesting...

more than 5 years ago
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CSIRO Settles With Tech Giants Over WiFi Patent Spat

Option1 Re:Just because... (92 comments)

Wot mjwx sed. Neil

more than 5 years ago
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CSIRO Settles With Tech Giants Over WiFi Patent Spat

Option1 Re:Just because... (92 comments)

CSIRO is funded by the Australian taxpayer and is fully entitled to recover money made by others from their patented discoveries. Neil

more than 5 years ago
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Cotton Swabs are the Prime Suspect In 8-Year Phantom Chase

Option1 A cunnink plan darlinks (344 comments)

Dearest Natasha,

Our cunning plan is vorkink. Not much longer and you can quit your job in capitalist cotton svab factory and ve vill haf seats at the right hand of fearless leader as he rules the vorld!

love,
Boris

more than 5 years ago
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A New Low for Web Advertisers: Pop-Up Downloads

Option1 Re:Pop up download (656 comments)

Have you ever used IE 5 or 6? Your post would clearly indicate that you haven't. You can disable activeX and scripting very easily. Bashing M$ is one thing, bashing in ignorance is something entirely different.

more than 12 years ago

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