* Posts by Caff

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Devs are SHEEP. Which is good when the leader writes secure code

Caff

scope for another article here

Comparing the relavent security tools available to coders

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Food

I can't eat this?

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Mobile 'fault' forces BA flight into unscheduled Russian landing

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Li-ion

Maybe causing batteries to go on fire is a design feature of dreamliners rather than a defect?

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LA explosion knocks LogMeIn's British customers offline

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Re: Shania Twain also had issues at a live concert...

The concert would only need localised power to continue. A data centre may indeed kick back in with its UPS and generators, however if the explosion also knocked out the various telecoms exchanges between it and the rest of the world then it doesn't matter much if the data centre is back online.

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Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

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Python

Following on the tradittion of appropriating terms used in python sketches ( spam )

I propose 'lurgy' instead of 'cyber' as used in the Goon Show. To be preceeded by 'Dreaded' when required.

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Tobacco field bacteria offers hope for buzz-kill smoking therapy

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higher dose

If the nicotine never reached the brain would this not simply result in people smoking more in an attempt to get a hit?

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I, for one, welcome the rise of the Infrastructure Endgame Machines

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mainframe

This sounds very much like a mainframe. Everything you need in 1 box, possibly also provide thin client end user computing aswell.

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Small number of computer-aided rifles could be hacked in contrived scenario

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wind Lidar

For wind speed measurement it is surprising they havent jumped on to wind LIDAR, seems the Israelis have some patents on it though.

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Taco chips

Chips ( not taco chips, potato ones fries if you will ) , mince beef with taco sauce covered in mayo and topped with cheese.

It should look something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/404549979000031149/

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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theft

Actually if they get paid on time it could save money for some traders. I recall seeing a few news articles over the years of traders being targeted while leaving festivals, some of them get half their years profits from the bigger ones.

They would save money carrying float ( change ) and on bank lodgement fees ( some banks charge an obscene amount for lodging coins )

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Panopticon Festival!!!

So you pay a good 200 quid to camp in a field, and then they collect marketing data on your for 3 days solid selling it on to the highest bidder?

Come listen to music in our panopticon!!

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Mainframe staffing dilemma bedevils CIO dependents

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pay

I think the issue is the lack of money to either hire skilled mainframe staff and also to give them the resources to train new mainframe staff.

I left a mainframe JCL and scheduling role as there was no career path or promotion in sight in the company.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bog-standard boxty

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blood boxty

Seriuously missing out on the ONE TRUE BOXTY by not including minced black pudding in the recipie for blood boxty

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'Nokia store? I dunno no Nokia store. This here's a Microsoft Reseller'

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billboard

They finally going to replace this billboard in Dublin so ? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA-LqyiWcAEmWos.jpg:large

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El Reg offers you the chance to become a Master Investor – for free

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ukip?

Well investors/startups wanting to use London as an EU base might be put off somewhat.

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WIN a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium sat comms unit

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LOFT

LOhans Final Test

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'Oh great Commission, save us from the French' pleads Uber

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odd legislation

Still think it is really odd the different ways uber appears to operate in different locations.

Here in Ireland they seem to be able to work within the law with licenced taxi drivers, just operating really as a central booking service. Is it just a legislation barrier in other countries?

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'Why Digital?' Seriously? You plainly don't Get It enough. Or at all

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tell me more

Hi Steve,

I hope you can help, I am at pains here in my company to get buy in from senior management to truly embrace digital. How can I sell them on the benifits of embracing the cutting edge of modern web business, they still have an IT room full of servers and have failed to move onto the cloud?

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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catwoman

Catwoman was so bad that among a group of friends we use it to rate how terrrbile on a scale of 0.1 - 0.9 catwomans a movie is.

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Finland ditches copyright levy on digital kit, pays artists directly

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Tax

I wonder if the tax empemtion in Ireland for artists would be fairer than these scheme as it directly aids low earning artists.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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new tab

Right click open in new tab no longer works?

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Microsoft BEATS Apple, Google ... to accepting limited Bitcoin payments

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transaction costs

As per Gates comments in the article, MS is interested in the technology behind bitcoin as it reduces the cost of each transaction. This could potentionally be qutie a big thing if it could gain traction and sidestep the banks and card companies.

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How many digital commissioners does it take to change a lightbulb? 13!

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argi

Would "digital for agriculture" ecompass animal health sensors, robotic crop machinary and other agri technologies?

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More Home Office and MoJ jobs could move abroad, union warns

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clever

so UKIP and the Torys have solved the immigration problem, giving foreigners jobs in their own country!

Who knew they were so kind hearted?

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The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers

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irony

It would be ironic if one of the emails contained a powerpoint presentation about cyber security threat of sandworm itself

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DOUBLE BONK: Fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets

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Re: because apple

You still have to have a card to use applepay, but instead using the plastic card you register the number with apple.

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because apple

Obviously applepay(TM) offer a richer user experience, offers the user a streamlined seamless method of leveraging the cloud while shopping. Applepay(TM) is a vastly superior agile payment system that empowers the user through the apple platform.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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half and half

Here in Ireland that'd be a 3in1, for the extra post pub kick though go for a 4in1 by adding a portion of chicken ( or other meat ) balls to it.

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Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?

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Re: EU bashing

EHCR is actually totally seperate and predates the EU

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Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

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rant-like journalism

Good points raised but took some effort to read it all due to my tendancy to zone out during long winded rants.

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Boffins: Behold the SILICON CHEAPNESS of our tiny, radio-signal-munching IoT sensor

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grid

Could millions of them be spread to create a relay style internet?

spread them over NK, can't stop the signal

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Finally, a USEFUL smart device: Intel boffins cook up gyro-magneto-'puter bike helmet

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dropped

Think of the accidently knocked or dropped helmets that trigger false emergency callouts......

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Redmond resists order to hand over overseas email

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Re: why cant the US gov simply obtain an order in ireland separately

They can only do this if the law broken is comparable to an Irish Law, this takes time for the lawyors in some cases to figure out how difference jurisdictions handle different crimes.

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Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos

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citóg

Article mentioned left handers once, would be nice to know other than the one that offered no lefty support how the others fare compared to each other?

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EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore

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customer service

Hmm maybe they should weigh their network performance stats against customer service satisifaction stats

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Oculus sucked by Zuck? 'I'm over it' – Minecraft supremo Notch

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g+

Yup the only social network that minecraft is allowed associate with is youtube...........

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Uber alles.. NOT: Berlin bans taxi ride app over 'safety' fears

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dublin

Here in Dublin Hailo and the like work well with existing taxi licence owners. Ireland deregulated taxi licencing to the point that anyone can take the test and sign up to drive them.

I do agree though to an extent with the Berlin rules in that I do not think taxi driving should be a complete free for all. There is a risk for people just jumping on board without proper insurance and with a possibly unsafe car.

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Re: IE

I like that at the bottom of the Irish domained modern.ie page it says "hello from seattle"

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Kiwi Rocket Lab to build SUPER-CHEAP sat launchers (anyone know 30 rocket scientists?)

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Re: How many orbiting satellites can be put up there?

nope, and it is a problem

old article

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/02/how-to-prevent-another-satelli.html

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

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ms gave in

They developed PowerQuery ...... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2013/07/07/getting-started-with-pq-and-pm.aspx

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I/O NOOOOO!!! We sat through Google's bum numbing 3-hour keynote so you didn't have to

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X2

Hmm doesn't seem like they noticed MS jumping in just before them to the next billion with their own android x2

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

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license

Well geting the license would be the first hurdle

http://www.compliancy-services.co.uk/uk-banking-licence-applications

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207 thousand lights-out boxes are STILL hackable

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logo

But will anyone care unless this exploit gets its own logo and mascot?

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Apple's Irish tax lair to be probed by European Commission

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tax delayment

I think the term tax avoidence is a misnomer, the money will eventually be moved somewhere where it will be taxed ( or invested ) it is just parked currently in a tax nomans land. When Apple want to use it in the US or elsewhere they will have to pay tax to repatriate it. This shows up on their accounting for the year, so to please shareholders and make their profits look "nicer" they keep the cash at arms length untill required.

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Please be seated at your FOUR-LEGGED PC

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splashproof

So what if you spill your drink?

Would some guttering be of use at the glass edges to catch drips?

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WIN your FREE Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone HERE!

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uk only

No love for the other EU neighbours

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Rich bitch sorority girls actually more likely to put out than low-class 'sluts': Study

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context?

Do the results actually apply anywhere else other than the curltural context of a North American university though?

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What's up, Zuck? Facebook asks Brussels to probe its GIGANTIC WhatsApp deal

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Re: Instant Messaging

The fees they get for individual SMS messages are vastly bigger than the fees they would get for whatsapp data.

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Robotics evangelist: 'Personal robots' should be invisible beings

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agri

not sure about personal robots but farming and agriculture are ripe for disruption

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Powershell Terminals

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powergui

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/powergui/

Use this in work, very good recently bought out by delll

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