* Posts by paulc

645 posts • joined 23 Oct 2007

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Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes

paulc

Re: Permissions?

I am the phone's 'owner', my device was bought with no contract and is not tied to an network...

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crackup verdict: PILOT ERROR

paulc

Re: IMAP + multiple machines = headache

A Tornado GR1 wrecked it's nose and radome when the thrust reverse deployed after the wheels touched down but the aircraft had already started rising again. The thrust reverse needs weight on wheels, but it could be pre-armed by rocking the throttles outboard... no-one considered what could happen if the aircraft made a heavy landing and bounced back up into the air...

What did happen is that the buckets carried on deploying and the aircraft then came down nose first wrecking the nose gear and making such a mess of the fuselage that the pilots, if they had tried to eject, couldn't as the seats were jammed on the rails.

I was catching a fresh air break out the back of the avionics bay when I witnessed it all happen.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

paulc
WTF?

they just had to...

get in Global Warming...

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WHAT ARE the 'WEIRD' SPOTS seen on far-flung PLUTO?

paulc

Compression artefacts...

so much excitement over the slightest differences...

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Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

paulc
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Re: Hurrah the Bond Bug

Bond Bug could get exciting... I had a bored out 850 engine in mine... was always able to out-drag anyone at the lights... roundabouts and left hand bends could get hairy though unless you had a passenger or sack of potatoes in the passenger seat to keep the left rear wheel down on the entry and exit...

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

paulc

poor bastard...

stuck on Mars with only potatoes to eat...

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New kid on the blocks: Lego Worlds game challenges Minecraft

paulc

Leocad runs on Raspberry Pi... even better on the Pi 2

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

paulc

and just what was the 'root cause' that required them to perform a forced landing?

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paulc
WTF?

Engine ground runs?

you would think that they'd do some proper engine ground runs first before sending it down the runway for it's first flight...

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

paulc

Landfill?

Plenty of 'reserve' in landfill... and we know where it all is as well...

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LightSail mission stalled by .CSV log file embiggenment SNAFU

paulc

And so...

we can expect some more reboots in the future? Or are they uploading a patch to regularly cull the .csv file?

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Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action

paulc

Re: Yawn!

Cherry 2000

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092746/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_55

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

paulc

Re: More reasons to go to PaleMoon or other alternatives

"a forked version of Firefox can be done to take the output from Adobe's DRM plug-in and stream it to disk."

which is all very well until the plugin checks the version of firefox and other magic indicators to check it's running on genuine firefox before decrypting...

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Zuck'ed up: Facebook opens up free internet in India – but bans HTTPS

paulc

Re: Was Zuck just a intelligence implanted zombie?

Just google who his Grandpa was... that's all you need to know, he's one of them...

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Android tool catches apps silently pumping hundreds of ad, tracking servers red-handed

paulc
Linux

Got Root?

Do I need root access to run this app?

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

paulc

Re: Everything that's new is crap

windows 8.1 is fine if you use a decent replacement shell and default it to the desktop interface rather than the craptastic tiles...

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Astronomers battle plague of BLADE-WIELDING ROBOTS

paulc
Mushroom

let me guess...

these manufacturers can't use RFIDs because someone has already patented their use for laying out a defined area... and they're just too cheapskate to stump up the fees to use it...

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

paulc
Mushroom

Re: Vinyl introduces a lot of failings

so why the heck didn't you take those obviously defective pressings back to exchange then?

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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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Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

paulc
Meh

Blumlein... true hero...

is there anything he didn't have a dabble at?

his list of inventions is truly awesome...

resonant slot antenna, long-tailed pair, single groove stereo recording...

such a pity he was lost so young...

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You want disruption? Try this: Uber office raided again, staff cuffed

paulc

Re: illegal software...

I think you forgot buggy whip makers... ;)

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Dot-com intimidation forces Indiana to undo hated anti-gay law

paulc

Re: Shh..

only the bits they like...

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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

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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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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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