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Comment "Sweeping Outage"??? (Score 1, Informative) 264

According to Dyn: "This attack is mainly impacting US East and is impacting Managed DNS customers in this region."

The PC in my flat (in the UK - on a free dyndns.org address) is alive and well and talking to the outside world.

As usual - someone has assuming that the US = the whole world - learn some fucking geography!

Comment Re:Just let it fold and be done with it (Score 2) 254

"Now then, Savage, I want to talk to you about some charges that you've been bringing lately. I think that perhaps you're being a little over-zealous."

        "Which charges did you mean then, sir?"

"Well, for instance this one: 'Loitering with intent to use a pedestrian crossing.' Savage, maybe you're not aware of this, but it is not illegal to use a pedestrian crossing, neither is 'smelling of foreign food' an offence."

        "Are you sure, sir?"

"Also, there's no law against 'Urinating in a public convenience or 'Coughing without due care and attention.'"

        "If you say so, sir..."

"Yes, I do say so, Savage! Didn't they teach you anything at training school?"

        "Erm, I'm sorry, sir..."

"Some of these cases are just plain stupid: 'Looking at me in a funny way' - Is this some kind of joke, Savage?"

        "No, sir."

"And we have some more here: 'Walking on the cracks in the pavement,' 'Walking in a loud shirt in a built-up area during the hours of darkness,' and 'Walking around with an offensive wife.' In short, Savage, in the space of one month you have brought one hundred and seventeen ridiculous, trumped-up and ludicrous charges."

        "Yes, sir."

"Against the same man, Savage."

        "Yes, sir."

"A Mr Winston Kodogo, of 55, Mercer Road."

        "Yes, sir."

"Sit down, Savage."

        "Yes, sir."

"Savage, why do you keep arresting this man?"

        "He's a villain, sir.""A villain...""And a jail-bird, sir."

"I know he's a jail-bird, Savage, he's down in the cells now! We're holding him on a charge of 'Possession of curly black hair and thick lips.'"

        "Well - well, there you are, sir."

"You arrested him, Savage!"

        "Thank you, sir."

"Savage, would I be correct in assuming that Mr Kodogo is a coloured gentleman?"

        "Well, I can't say I've ever noticed, sir."

"Stand up, Savage! - Savage, you're a bigot. It's officers like you that give the police a bad name. The press love to jump on an instance like this, and the reputation of the force can be permanently tarnished. Your whole time on duty is dominated by racial hatred and petty personal vendettas. Do you get some kind of perverted gratification from going around stirring up trouble?"

        "Yes, sir."

"There's no room for men like you in my force, Savage. I'm transferring you to the S.P.G. "

        "Thank you very much, sir."

Comment Re:This is useless research (Score 1) 83

Why are taxpayer dollars funding research looking for planets that nobody will ever visit and will never make a difference to anyone?

Could say the same about the trillions spent on the military.

That said - it is at least making a difference to people... changing them from live people to dead people... (with apologies to Grant Naylor...)

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