* Posts by paulc

624 posts • joined 23 Oct 2007

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

paulc

Re: Smart Phones?

http://diydrones.com/group/andropilot-users-group

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paulc

these are the stupid ones...

the ones they've found...

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How a hack on Prince Philip's Prestel account led to UK computer law

paulc

Re: New laws?

you can blame the mass increase in the use of PCSOs for that...

Real Policemen are thin on the ground... and the new laws are being written as ticketable offences that PCSOs can issues tickets for without having to go to the trouble of amassing evidence and taking it to court... they just write up the ticket and it's up to the recipient to have to go to the trouble of taking time off work and turning up in court to challenge it or just accepting it and paying the 'tax'...

Dangerous driving is difficult to take through court and get a guilty verdict on, but a fixed penalty ticket for using a mobile phone is easy... it's binary, either you had the phone in your hand or you didn't... before hand they had to go to the trouble of having to prove that your phone use was actually dangerous.

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

paulc

Re: Awesome

it's pretty easy to modify the offending layer to fit using simple tools...

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

paulc

RAF Marham?

nah... the Royals won't like that, they treat it as their own personal airfield just a short distance from Sandringham...

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paulc

Re: Where to put it?

Ascension Island... no squatters there at all...

and perfectly situated...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Ascension_Island

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After Brit spies 'snoop' on families' lawyers, UK govt admits: We flouted human rights laws

paulc
Mushroom

PGP...

all the more reason to encrypt your emails by default...

fscking k*nts... NSA and GCHQ that is...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Sizzling sag aloo

paulc
Happy

Works just as well using Celeriac

instead of potatoes...

far fewer carbs for those of us who are carb intolerant...

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Google unleashes build-it-yourself 'Ara' SLABLET phones (in Puerto Rico)

paulc

Re: No way, no how

I would buy one... because then I could upgrade the ram, or upgrade the internal memory, or the processor or the display as better options come along... My pay as you go Galaxy S2 is fine, but could do with more ram, more internal memory, faster processor...

I can't be jiggered with chucking the entire phone away and buying a new one every year or two... It's just not good for the environment.

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PlayStation-processor-powered plutonium probe prepares Pluto pics

paulc

Old Skool BBS

who remembers BBS directories with comments beside images "Worth the cost of the download"?

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Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS

paulc

Playmobile?

please...

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

paulc

Re: due process and the law

they have "pet" judges who will sign off on anything put in front of them... they've been compromised by means of recording their internet browsing habits etc.

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paulc

Speedbump?

"because each spying order would have to be personally signed off by the Home Secretary, Theresa May."

nah, they have robosigning machines these days, just sign anything put in front of them, called politicians...

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

paulc

Sensitive data

If you have any, you should not be using wireless keyboards or mice... not permitted at all where I work...

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

paulc

time for deeper measures...

our laptops are purely used as dumb terminals via our company VPN

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Hipsters ahoy! Top Ten BOARD games for festive family fun

paulc

Games Workshop's Space Hulk has been rebooted... £75 though...

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paulc

Re: Can anyone recommend a starter gamer for 9yr old?

and a junior version of Carcassonne...

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

paulc

Re: "The microSD slot at the bottom is open to the elements."

or get a case that covers the slot like I did.

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Boggling bum babe Kim fails to 'break the internet' – Robin Williams instead tops Google charts

paulc

Carcrashian?

Just exactly who is she?

Anyway, if anyone were to truly break the internet for doing a nude spread it would be Emma Watson...

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Pirate Bay admins 'couldn't care less' about police raid

paulc
Paris Hilton

Re: Could(n't) agree more

anyone else know why the mericans don't use 'to' when they write someone? It also bugs me...

US

'Write your Congressman'

UK

'Write to your MP'

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

paulc
Mushroom

parking on hills...

BZZZTTT!!! WRONG...

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Parking on hills. If you park on a hill you should:

park close to the kerb and apply the handbrake firmly

select a forward gear and turn your steering wheel away from the kerb when facing uphill

select reverse gear and turn your steering wheel towards the kerb when facing downhill

use ‘park’ if your car has an automatic gearbox.

https://www.gov.uk/waiting-and-parking/parking-at-night-248-to-252

suggest you read it again... all of it...

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Blu-ray region locks popped by hardware hacker

paulc

Re: Region Locks

you're lucky you can still flash your firmware... soon they may block that as being a circumvention measure...

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Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

paulc
Thumb Up

Moon Landings...

Goonhilly 1 also had a major part to play in relaying live TV of the moon landings to UK and Europe

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2009/07/16/moon_goonhilly_feature.shtml

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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

paulc

Compatibility "layer"?

will there be any means of running my extensive collection of Android apps?

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The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker

paulc
Mushroom

Spare Wheel??????

complete no goer unless it has one...

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

paulc

Re: Wot - No LP12?

"Quite right, as any fule kno they should be laid at right angles to the ley lines."

and don't forget elevated off the floor with speaker cable elevators!!!

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/showthread.php?3536-Speaker-Cable-Elevators

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BOUNCY BOUNCY: Comet probot Philae landed TWICE

paulc

Not looking good... :(

Appears to be on it's side...

http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2014/11/welcome_to_a_comet/15048351-1-eng-GB/Welcome_to_a_comet.jpg

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3D PRINTED GUNS: THIS time it's for REAL! Oh, wait – no, still crap

paulc

Re: This is a wonderful idea!

the design has been modified to divert the case off to the side...

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LOHAN avionics survive 27,700m stratospheric ordeal

paulc

Re: One thought on the servos

the front ones (elevons) appear to be partially balanced in that control surface in front of the hinge moves as well. The rudder ones don't appear balanced at all, but shouldn't have such a large load on them anyway.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

paulc
Trollface

Re: Nope

that's what my password will be... "8uGg3r~0ff"

actually fulfills the requirements of my company's password scheme...

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Snapchat 'hack' pics mostly clothed user snaps, odd bits of legacy pr0n – report

paulc

Re: Being a bit of a Devil's Advocate...

hmmm what about various magazine pictorials and Sun page 3 shots taken before the age got raised from 16 to 18...

The Sun made a big song and dance of Debbee Ashby with a countdown to her sixteenth birthday befors finally showing here topless on that day. Sam Fox started out on page 3 before she was 18.

Mayfair, men only and other magazines have all run pictorials including full nudity of girls under 18 back then.

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Cops and spies should blame THEMSELVES for smartphone crypto 'problem' - Hyppönen

paulc

Official backdoors into the servers...

http://www.heydary.com/publications/Inside-the-Rim-Decrypting-the-Blackberry.html

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Android's Cyanogenmod open to MitM attacks

paulc

And so...

Has Oracle fixed their sample code yet?

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Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

paulc

Removable battery?

Lack of is a no no for me. I need to be able to remove the battery and take it indoors for charging as the brick built shed has no power and as is rented, won't ever have power...

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Siri ... why is this semi headed RIGHT AT ME? Phone apps distracting as ever – new study

paulc

Voice recognition in fighters?

So does this mean the much vaunted voice recognition and command functions in modern fighters are not as good as they're put up to be?

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Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

paulc
Happy

"From now on, when someone says their iPhone rocks, they may actually mean back and forth when they put it on a table."

Chortle... especially as the camera lens sticks out as well in the top corner...

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Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list

paulc

Re: The hammers are hitting the fan.. or are about to.

you can bet your bottom dollar that if there was the possibility of being dragged through court and being jailed for these things, they'd pretty quickly set up a system of working practices that protected them like Supermarkets do with age checks on sales of drinks and cigarettes...

Documentary evidence of procedures and evidence of those procedures being followed so that they can hang someone out to dry for not following them...

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

paulc

Interest rates?

they daren't put them up as there would be a wave of repossessions and they'd never win an election again... well until the next lot commit a similar heinous crime...

It was a nasty time bomb left for the Conservatives by Labour...

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

paulc
Linux

Linux, not windows...

the printers are running Linux underneath...

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

paulc

Re: How long did it take the Editor to write that title?

ʎɹǝʌ ʎןʞɔıbn' ʇnsɾ ɐ ɹǝʇʇɐɯ ɟo ƃuıʇsɐd ʇı oʇuı ɐ ɹoʇɐɹǝuǝƃ ǝƃɐd ou ǝɥʇ qǝʍ˙˙˙

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It's official: LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm is PANTS

paulc

Re: The whole thing

we'll be lucky if it clears the truss with all the extra mass that's been added to the innards...

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Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it

paulc
WTF?

and yet...

with all these megapixel top of the line smartphones (IPhones), the vast majority of the images and videos are of terrible resolution and clarity... not a good advert for Apple cameras...

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

paulc
Mushroom

Re: equips tinfoil hat

Far be it for me to say, being a dedicated Linux user, but Windows 8 is fine once upgraded to 8.1 and a replacement shell put in place to bring back the proper start menu...

the only reason I've got win 8.1 at all is because this bleeping laptop refuses to let me boot anything else but the hard disk... Linux is therefore running as a full screen virtual machine on that box...

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PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

paulc

it was a logical application...

of having curved wrapped around touchscreen displays... so therefore should not be patentable...

the only truly patentable thing here is the methods of manufacture of those wrapped displays and ways to do it cheaper and more reliably and maybe thinner...

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Vulture 2 X-Plane soars over Spaceport America

paulc

Rejigged for the new config?

Has it been rejigged for all the new internal masses and their moments?

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

paulc

Re: Illegal site

torrenthound and it's proxies for one...

and several other torrent search sites are classed as illegal and blocked by the ISPs

you only find out it's blocked when you get the ISP's page that tells you they've had to block it due to a court order...

what will be really frightening is when they block sites by just blocking the request and not returning any result or a 404 error instead...

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paulc

Re: Meh.

you do realise that there were search engines around BEFORE Google came on the scene. What Google did was to use a page ranking scheme coupled with automatic spidering to rank a page accordingly in the search results... before then you would get all sorts of crap on the first page that contained words in your search term...

hidden junk keyword text (white on white or black on black etc.) at the bottom of the page or in sections that disn't show in the browser, but still came back to the search engine's spider...

the old algorithms simply used frequency and number of matching keywords in the page to rank the item in the results. Google's method was far more precise... and used other methods to rank a result.

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paulc

Re: Hmmmmm...

obviously has no idea how proxies work then has he...

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paulc

But...

it was never taken, a copy was made, the owner still has possession...

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LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio

paulc

Re: "a 3G dongle."

I think you'll find that the radiation pattern of the 3G towers is aimed mostly horizontally ....

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