* Posts by Mr Anonymous

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Supplier promises to nudge UK schools towards secure webmail

Mr Anonymous

Thanks for nothin rm...

So security was not worth the effort when the cert was ten quid, now it's free and you have been shown wanting, you may act.

RM, shite from start to finish, when will you provide a welcome service to us all by going bust?

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Eighteen year old server trumped by functional 486 fleet!

Mr Anonymous

Re: Power

"I wasn't a fan of the APC serial cables"

Win NT3.1/5 would turn off an APC UPS as it itinitialised the serial port during boot, resulting in interesting boot cycle until you pulled the cable.

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50c buys you someone else's password for Netflix, Spotify or ...

Mr Anonymous

"Fucking lucky our commentard accounts on el reg are secure then. Nothin' worse than sending passwords in plaintext. An SSL cert is $10, you cunts. I'll help you install the fucking thing if it's a problem"

The Reg is on Cloudflare, SSL is included free, there's something else going on here.

$ nslookup forums.theregister.co.uk

Server: a.b.c.d

Address: a.b.c.d#53

Non-authoritative answer:

forums.theregister.co.uk canonical name = www.theregister.co.uk.

Name: www.theregister.co.uk

Address: 104.20.25.212

$ whois 104.20.24.212

#

# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use

# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html

#

# If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at

# http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml

#

#

# The following results may also be obtained via:

# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=104.20.24.212?showDetails=true&showARIN=false&showNonArinTopLevelNet=false&ext=netref2

#

NetRange: 104.16.0.0 - 104.31.255.255

CIDR: 104.16.0.0/12

NetName: CLOUDFLARENET

NetHandle: NET-104-16-0-0-1

Parent: NET104 (NET-104-0-0-0-0)

NetType: Direct Assignment

OriginAS: AS13335

Organization: CloudFlare, Inc. (CLOUD14)

RegDate: 2014-03-28

Updated: 2015-10-01

Comment: https://www.cloudflare.com

Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-104-16-0-0-1

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Italians to spend €150m ... snooping on PS4 jabber

Mr Anonymous

World domination

I used to plan my world domination in the online game Global Therno Nuclear War, but later learnt via Tic-Tac-Toe that my intended rusults were unobtainable.

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Rdio's collapse another nail in the coffin of the 'digital economy'

Mr Anonymous

Re: As the Specials once sang "What a load of Bo**ocks"

@Roger Gann

Artistic license, I changed it a bit.

Did I mention I don't listen to music that much, suprised I remembered, there again, I did pay for it.

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Mr Anonymous

Re: @Mr Anonymous

@Turtle

How wrong you can be?

I'm a trained artist but gave up making a living at it, the equipment costs were high and I don't like the selling and money parts. I'm still self employed but not in Art, have contributed to a couple of open source projects, donated cash to a few more. I have open hardware designs available if you look for them, the latest released after designing some PCBs for a UK company who weren't bothered that others might use them too and a few years ago donated over a third of my income trying to get shool students interested in science.

I don't download music, I don't listen that much these days, it doesn't help concentration. I did download a film last Christmas and might do so again this year, because sometimes people do things they shouldn't or find away to get the entertainment for free, like watching fireworks from outside the barrier where you pay, looking out a window on to a football stadium or clicking a link that says listen free.

Selling recordings is fairly new, only really took off when young people had a lot of money and the means of playing them became cheaper. Made a lot of musicians playing music redundant too. Technology changes and sometimes you have to move on and make art for the pleasure whilst doing something that might be more mundane to make a living.

Now, what makes you sound so bitter, don't you really like your current profession?

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Mr Anonymous

Re: As the Specials once sang "What a load of Bo**ocks"

If the messenger always talks the same message...

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Mr Anonymous

As the Specials once sang "What a load of Bo**ocks"

I'm sitting at my keyboard crying, no, sobbing as Andrew Orlowski tells me I owe him a living.

He then goes on to inform us music streamers are failing as only a small proportion of their users will pay for the music they hear all around them every day at work or play for free and he tops it off by saying and the 800lb gorillas entering the market won't pay instead of their "clients/users" (inverted commas as the term used is not quite the correct term for the products that Alphabet corpororation sells to it's clients).

Lidl and Aldi pay above minimum wage, they maybe looking for people who live in the real world.

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Who's moderating Andrew Orlowski's latest

Mr Anonymous

Who's moderating Andrew Orlowski's latest

Hour and a half and still no comments?

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CloudFlare launches nameserver DDoS shield

Mr Anonymous

Re: if you are serious about DNS

Is that serious DNS from Dyn, the one with an average respose time of 87.07ms for their services as oposed to cloudflares 16.65ms?

http://www.dnsperf.com/

Not affiliated to either, although I have used a cloudflare business plan in the past.

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ALL comp-sci courses will have compulsory infosec lessons – UK.gov

Mr Anonymous

What will the content be?

No dobt the need to spy on citizen's will be in there to ensure compliance with over arching Govt powers is acceptable to the new voter, so will the morality and legality of this be discussed, together with historical application of state sponsored monitoring of the population, such as that by Stasi or Batallón de Inteligencia 601?

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Nothing says 'Taliban' quite like net neutrality, eh, EU Digi Commish?

Mr Anonymous

Anne-Lise Pasch

NN is not about traffic management per se, it as about traffic management for economic benefit, you aren't the only person to not understand that, the new EU digi commish doesn't understand it either.

NN is not about limiting bandwidth to spewtube because the ISP doesn't have the upstream bandwidth they have "sold" to their customers, (which is bad, but another story, change your supplier) it's about when they limit the badwidth because vimyo pay them to prioritise streaming to their site.

In the UK, Sky, the TV company run a major ISP. Without NN, they might de-prioritise traffic to Netflix. Why, because they want the service to appear poor, even though it isn't and moneytise their ISP clients getting them to trial NowTV, an OTT video outfit owned by Sky. NowTV would then appear to offer a better service to the user than Netflix, because the service to Netflix has been artificilly degraded by the ISP's traffic management system.

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Mr Anonymous

Not unexpected

Given that a modicum sense and some desicions on the side of constituents were made by the previous holder of this EU post that a candidate with "better aligned views" would be installed as the next post holder.

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EU court: Mobe makers not liable for users' copyright badness

Mr Anonymous

Copying

Last time I looked, the ability to copy music has been available to the masses since the reel to reel recorders in the 50's, cameras have been around for a century, printing for over 5. There seems to be no shortage of "new" music, imagery and print available from numerous sources.

Technology moves on endlessly, some people are losers and others gain from each "next greatest thing", get over it.

Plenty of people have zero hours contracts or are on minimum wages, I don't see why those who make music, images or text should get preferential treatment.

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Dark Fibre: Reg man plunges into London's sewers to see how pipe is laid

Mr Anonymous

Re: Other pre-existing infrastructure that could be used ...

There's already fiber down the tow path. Fiberway > Easynet > Sky.

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

Mr Anonymous

bluff

Call google's bluff, they will not pull news out of Europe, they make money for users personal info gathered from interaction with their services.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

Mr Anonymous

Re: This is entirely UNreasonable

'My wife sells knitting patterns on line. Global Turnover less than £2000.'

Print the patern on a post card and post the physical goods to your client in the EU and email them a backup copy digitally.

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Time to ditch HTTP – govt malware injection kit thrust into spotlight

Mr Anonymous

Re: SSL is a good thing

"I checked with my ISP - 70 dollars per year per domain IIRC, and significantly more expensive for wildcard ability for subdomains." startssl.com class 1 certs are free.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

Mr Anonymous

Re: Jolly good work.

You forgot the following copyright exemptions:

Non-commercial research and private study

Text and data mining for non commercial research

Criticism, review and reporting current events

Teaching in educational establishments

Helping visually impaired people

Time shifting

And of course that copyright is a civil offence, so I don't think it is illegal as breaking it is not a criminal offence. (I'm not a lawyer, if I was I'd be charging, but I believe this last line is correct. The exemptions are correct however, so please remeber when answering that phoney letter these scammers send out)

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

Mr Anonymous

Re: Why did we publish this?

"I can remember is the procedure for making a tasty dinner out of a live rabbit."

I find it tastier when dead, preferably in a pot with veg and wine, oh, and more wine on the side.

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Google snaps up Divide to splice biz and personal phones together

Mr Anonymous

?

Is it going to stop any of your data going to google?

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Up to 500 GP practices to test plans to share patient data

Mr Anonymous

You missed a bit.

"The trial is one of the first recommendations of the recently established independent care.data advisory group, chaired by Macmillan Cancer Support chief executive Ciaran Devane." who is one of NHS England’s non-executive directors.

Sounds very depenent to me.

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Eco-friendly fluid keeps SGI supercomputer cool and moist

Mr Anonymous

UK co making Novec liquid cooled servers for a few years. http://www.iceotope.com/

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

Mr Anonymous

Fail

The Boycott page and, as usual, the rest of their site doesn't work unless you use Brendan Eich's Javascript.

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Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

Mr Anonymous

UK kickstarter project, Altergaze: Mobile Virtual Reality for Your Smartphone

One here too.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278203173/altergaze-mobile-virtual-reality-for-your-smartpho?ref=live

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

Mr Anonymous

Why can't I get all media from one streaming source

They won't out compete BitTorrent until you can legally stream all media content from one provider, having muptiple streaming accounts to access media is just not good enough when competing with free.

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A sysadmin always comes prepared: Grasp those essential tools

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Deceased music locker gets final knock

Mr Anonymous

rollocks

It doesn't need more money, it needs people/corps on all sides to accept realistic amounts.

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

Mr Anonymous

Re: MDT

Yes, lets look at the docs:

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Samples Guide

Quick Start Guide for Lite Touch Installation

Quick Start Guide for User Driven Installation

Quick Start Guide for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Toolkit Reference

Troubleshooting Reference

User Driven Installation - Developers Guide

Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

This is EIGHT PCs!

Either do it longhand or I sugegst building an image with all updates/apps reseal it. Take a small Linux FTP server containing the image and a CD with G4L and image the PCs. Leave the Linux box behind so when Windows turns in to its normal six monthly "bloated fcukup state", they can re-image them.

Or like below. Mint em.

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Apple rakes in 60% of profits in still-surging smartphone market

Mr Anonymous
Alert

Is this news?

Over priced expensive portable gear is more profitable than that with smaller margins?

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Good riddance to American internet oversight says Microsoft

Mr Anonymous

Re: Good riddance

"I can't think of many who will be sorry to see the back of ICANN"

Except they aren't talking about getting rid of ICANN, they're talking about stopping the oversight by the US DoC.

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French novel falls foul of Apple's breast inspectors

Mr Anonymous

Re: Why do people fuss about Muslims?

" This is about keeping the image of the ibookstore (and thus iphone/tablet) a child-safe place."

What is child un-safe about a mother's breasts?

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Prepare your data centre to face the future

Mr Anonymous

Is this a school essay?

I expect better from the reg.

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

Mr Anonymous

Green/Amber

Monochrome monitors with Hercules drivers were the worst, didn't see it much on CGA or VGA monitors as the whites we not so bright.

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Seagate links hands with German BOSS, stomps its BigFoot

Mr Anonymous

"None of these have Kinetic drives mentioned in their component overviews"

However, they do mention open-e so they're standard ISCSI/CIFS storage boxes using SATA/SAS.

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PM Cameron leaps aboard Internet of Thingies

Mr Anonymous

Re: beats me...

"Screeeeeeech, scriiiiiitch, <pause> boinnnnggggg. Boinnnggggg."

There were other standards for modems before V90

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

Mr Anonymous

"Microsoft will start serving up nagging pop-ups, and migration advice, to irritated XP laggards from tomorrow – Saturday 8 March." Not if you blocked the windows update download it won't. Those running internal update servers will, no doubt, block its delivery.

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Microsoft's Office 2013 Service Pack 1 slips out with fixes, features

Mr Anonymous

ODF

Have they fixed the ODF import/export as they'll soon be needing it if UK Govt is to continue using thier software.

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Winklevoss twins flash their Winkdex at Bitcoin price-trackers

Mr Anonymous

Re: Sniff.

"Yes .... sadly it won't work. As I understand the situation, whilst you can buy and sell BTC on Mt. Gox, having bought the the BTC you can't get them off the exchange."

Aparently you can. https://bitcoinbuilder.com/ However I'm sure it's not without risk.

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American Idol host's keyboard firm smacks back against BlackBerry in patent spat

Mr Anonymous

What ripoff? The Sony P910 had an external keyboard that pressed on to the touch screen underneath, that was in 2004. At that time did Blackberry have a touch phone & did it have an external keyboard?

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Nominet goes titsup after update to WHOIS tool

Mr Anonymous

Nominet has dismissed the accusations as nonsense. ®

Explicitly exclude revenue generated by domain owners protecting existing registrations by registering the .uk version of an existing name from the senior employee performance related pay scheme.

Stop discrimating against charities, non-profits and non-corporates by re-instating first come first served, rather than giving a preference to commercial owners of co.uk domain.

Otherwise, I call out the CEO *70,000 times.

*CEO performance related pay for the monopoly .UK registry Nominet 2012 £70,000.

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NatWest 'spam' email cockup got me slapped with late payment fee, says angry Reg reader

Mr Anonymous

What I suggest the unfortunate do

If he always pays his account, setup a Direct Debit with the credit card company to take the full amount.

Whitelist the email address of the sender of bill reminders.

Apply a score system to SPF rules, don't block outright, you will loose email.

If your anti-spam service can't provide an interface for you to do the above on your email account, move to one who does.

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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

Mr Anonymous

Re: Prior Art

"I'm not entirely sure how long we've had this enclosure, but it was definitely well before June 2012"

I think the HP C3000 was introduced in early 2007.

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VMware blows $1.5bn gobbling AirWatch to boost mobe wrangling

Mr Anonymous

1st change

"thanks to decent pricing" will be out the window, it's one thing VMware doesn't have.

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Bring Your Own Disks: The Synology DS214 network storage box

Mr Anonymous

"Home NAS has flourished after Microsoft decided to kneecap its very useful Home Server product, an option which gave new life to an old PC or laptop." Crap.

The NAS market was mature before MS failed with one of their embrace, extent & extinguish moves. The biggest failure being they couldn't get their storages services to work properly, a key feature for a storage device.

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Mystery traffic redirection attack pulls net traffic through Belarus, Iceland

Mr Anonymous

Upstreams should _always_ filter announcements.

That's it.

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Lead ONTO your pencil: Bill Gates pours cash into graphene condoms

Mr Anonymous

Re: video adverts

What ads? Block just 5 hostnames and 97% of ads disappear.

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Oracle pens recipe for tweeting turkey in Raspberry Pi sauce

Mr Anonymous

Arduino

Les time, less money, less code, same result.

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iPad 4 is so OVER: 5 times as many fanbois now using iPad Air - survey

Mr Anonymous

Shock Horror...

99.12% of apple ipad users haven't bought their ipad in the last 3 days!

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