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Offline Maik

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01/02/16
« on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 02:26:08 »
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London’s Big Dig Reveals Amazing Layers of History
Spurred by a building boom, archaeologists are plumbing the deep past of one of Europe’s oldest capitals.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/artifacts-found-under-london-archaeology-text


Quite amazing what's under London

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 10:40:50 »
Sounds like a new start up could be taking off soon: http://www.olympusairways.gr/

No information yet but rumour has it that's it's someway connected to the (very) short lived SkyGreece

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 10:54:51 »
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MONDAY
Doctors will not issue online prescriptions until Thursday, in protest at the social security reform.

SATURDAY
The All About Cats Festival opens at the Helexpo Palace center, 39 Kifissias, Maroussi, Athens. To Sunday. Admission is free. (Info: www.felinagreece.gr)
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205556/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 11:14:18 »
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David Cameron wins breakthrough EU offer on migrant benefits
June referendum on cards as PM forces concession from Donald Tusk for Britain to apply brakes immediately after poll
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12133100/David-Cameron-wins-new-EU-offer-on-migrant-benefits.html

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 11:33:52 »
Brief power outage here from around 11:20 - 11:30

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 11:41:46 »
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Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' to undergo surgery
Abul Bajandar preparing for operation to remove extremely rare epidermodysplasia verruciformis warts
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/31/bangladesh-tree-man-abul-banjadar-surgery

Quite an unpleasant pic in article

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 18:30:12 »
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'Bus Stop Cat' who was famous for being friendly mourned after being 'kicked to death'
Missy the cat had to be put down by vets after sustaining injuries to the face and jaw

A friendly cat, famed in a Hampshire town for greeting passengers at a bus stop, has been subjected to a sickening attack which resulted in her death.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12134223/Beloved-local-celebrity-bus-stop-cat-mourned-after-being-kicked-to-death-by-thugs.html

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 18:37:55 »
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Militant pro-rape ‘pick up artist’ has organised events in eight UK cities
The eight UK cities include: Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Shrewsbury and London
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/militant-pro-rape-pick-up-artist-has-organised-events-in-eight-uk-cities-a6846716.html

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 19:17:36 »
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'Bus Stop Cat' who was famous for being friendly mourned after being 'kicked to death'
Missy the cat had to be put down by vets after sustaining injuries to the face and jaw

A friendly cat, famed in a Hampshire town for greeting passengers at a bus stop, has been subjected to a sickening attack which resulted in her death.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12134223/Beloved-local-celebrity-bus-stop-cat-mourned-after-being-kicked-to-death-by-thugs.html

Very sad story nicely written and amazing to see the tributes left at the bus stop.  All we need now is for the *******s who did to be caught.

Tony

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 19:39:48 »
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Virustotal: Scan firmware for signs of manipulation

Google's popular online virus scanning service Virustotal received an update recently that enables users of the service to scan firmware just like other files.

The most recent addition to Virustotal is support for firmware scans which enables users of the service to upload firmware images, dumped or downloaded, to the service to find out whether they are (likely) legitimate or have been manipulated.

While most malware infects systems on the software-side of things, firmware malware is especially problematic as it is not easy to detect nor to clean.

Since firmware is stored on the device itself, formatting hard drives or even replacing them has no effect on the infected state of a computer.

Virustotal's new firmware scanning option is a welcome step in the right direction. While that is the case, it will remain a specialized service for now due to the difficulty of extracting firmware from devices and interpreting the results.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/01/virustotal-scan-firmware-for-signs-of-manipulation/

More info on the virustotal blog. Looks interesting, but complicated.

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 20:10:50 »
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Illegal football streams are 'dangerous', study says
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35434765

Probably not a great surprise, sites where you can download illegal content tend to be 'dangerous'. Some of the comments are interesting, although mostly about the cost of watching it on Sky / overpaid footballers.

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Re: 01/02/16
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 22:09:44 »
Anyone like the movie Groundhog Day? It's on tomorrow, Sky 308 @ 06:40 but don't worry if you miss it, it's on again at 08:30, but don't worry if you miss it, it's on again at 10:20, but don't worry if you miss it, it's on again at 12:10, but don't worry if you miss it, it's ...

O.K., you get the idea, it's repeated every 1:50 for 24 hours Groundhog Day: Sky is showing a 24-hour marathon of the movie to celebrate - be sure to scroll down to get the full picture