* Posts by ZeroTheHero

9 posts • joined 15 Feb 2008

Threat to third Fukushima nuke reactor

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UK.gov asks developers for views on Public Data Corporation

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New Name

The Umbrella Corporation - obviously.

Mine's the one with Milla Jovovich in the pocket (in my dreams)

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Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

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Reader Awards Suggestions

Home Product of the Year : iPlayer, I've been using it since Beta and still think it's excellent

Work Product of the Year : Xerox Phaser 7300DN / 7400DN / 7500DN, best workgroup printers I've used, bar none, for years

Commuter Product of the Year : Any HTC / Android phone that runs Flash.

App of the Year : Google Earth / Maps / Navigation / Street View. If they ever start charging for it then I might nominate Tom-Tom's nav software, but until then ...

Best Tech Retailer : Scan.co.uk. Good Choice, competitive pricing, fast service, good support when required and relatively hassle free returns.

Best Service Provider : Virgin Media : I'm on cable, and it hammers all my neighbours on ADSL for upload / download.

Rusty Dodo Duff Product of the Year : WinMo 7

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Intel lets slip first dual-core Atom

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Atoms, Chipsets etc.

If you want something low power then you'd be better off waiting for Atom boards with the US15W chipset eg Kontron's KTUS15/mITX ( http://tinyurl.com/6j6loa ) in 1.1GHz or 1.6GHz flavours. It looks like it'll be using the Z series Atoms so you can expect a TDP of about 5W for the Atom + chipset so no fans required.

@Anton : you can still get PCI slot Rocket Raid cards - RAID 0,1,10,5,JBOD - with 4 SATA II ports for your media server upgrade, 6TB raw file space - sound interesting ?

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Broadband big boys waiting on data pimping

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Until ...

... Chris Williams and the rest of the Vulture Central team get back from the pub, sorry, Register Research Institute and Archives with a concise, well researched and relevant exposé into how this works, we won't know anything concrete or lager flavoured.

From my skimming of the patent application mentioned above and the Cable Forum thread on this subject it looks like Paul Barnfather has the closest grasp on what MAY be the actual mechanism

However, his 1st point may not be correct, Phorm state on their website that "Phorm technology does not view any information on secure (HTTPS) pages, and ignores strings of numbers longer than three digits to ensure that we do not collect credit card numbers, phone numbers, National Insurance or other potentially private information." The implication being that they may receive the https pages from your ISP. As to ignoring numbers longer than 3 digits - All your postcodes are belong to Phorm.

A proxy on it's own won't work, https or otherwise.

Tor will work, but will impact on your page loading times, as will JAP

Firefox users can use either TrackMeNot or RefControl to obfuscate the search data being sent Phorm by making it so noisy as to be useless, but the information will still be sent to Phorm by your ISP

The web ads being served by Phorm can be opted out of, but this requires you to have a cookie placed on your machine, if you nuke your cookies during housekeeping you have to go and opt out again (or after about 2 years as the cookie has a roughly 760 day expiry time). This will not stop your information being sent to Phorm by your ISP

As mentioned previously there is a lengthy thread on this at Cable Forums ( http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/12/33628733-virgin-media-ad-deal-updated-see.html ) if you've got the time to read it

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It's Friday ...

... so if you've got a little free time you'll find the Cable forum thread has lots of relevant info on this - http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/12/33628733-virgin-media-ad-deal-updated-see.html

OK, it's a 20 page thread, so maybe a "little free time" could be considered and understatement.

@ Aristotle ... and @ Steve - the preferred solutions seem to be using Tor (http://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en) which you can dl bundled with Privoxy, or JAP (http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/index_en.html)

@ AC "Easy to ruin their little plan ..." - covered in the above thread by switching to Firefox and using TracmNeNot - http://mrl.nyu.edu/~dhowe/TrackMeNot/

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Die for Gaia, save the planet?

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So ...

... now they've identified the problem when can we expect to hear they've done something about it ? Depending on their membership numbers, they could at least have some effect on the overpopulation issue.

BTW the website is boring, suggest they redo it in Flash using F.O.D. by Green Day as an audio track and a nice Malthusian theme ...

MINE IS THE HOODED BLACK ROBE WITH THE SCYTHE POCKET

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Time to rewrite DBMS, says Ingres founder

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Time to rewrite ...

Good article, as is anything that makes people think (and/or Rant).

@David, "Yuk!" - I agree, when and if someone comes up with something better. BTW don't diss my sofa ...

@Trix "(untitled)" - Problem : if it's simple enough for sysadmins to use then it's also simple enough for accountants and engineers to use (from Excel and Access). Therein lies another can of worms ...

@ AC "Maybe it is time ..." - DL/1 ? Pfahhh, surely you mean Pick or even Mapper ?

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Halo Master Chief armour offered on eBay

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@Marky W

Then you'll be needing one of these, a sander, lots of fibreglass and a tinwormed Range Rover/Disco - http://www.dakar4x4.me.uk/gallery/gallery.htm

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