* Posts by adnim

1668 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

Don't mention the F word: Adobe releases Animate CC

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Completely re-written

just like Windows Vista?

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Getting a grip on Puppet: A guide for beginners

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Know what one is doing

and use the command line.... another attack surface is not required.

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Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

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@TechnicallyConfused Re: Not just Talk Talk

When does anyone from a service company call anyone legitimately? When a support call is raised, they usually blame a third party, say we are aware of the issue and just hope one goes away.

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Internet idiots make hoax bomb threats to UK, Aus, French schools

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Sigh

"Hello, and we are EvacuationSquad. We do what we do for a few reasons: We hate the American government, We hate authority, and we LOVE to cause mayhem."

Then cause mayhem to those you hate dickwads. It's only the subjects victims of those you hate that suffer as a result of this juvenile shit

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Microsoft showers Office 365 sellers with gold in Google snub

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Devil

"Microsoft showers Office 365 sellers with gold"

A golden shower?

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Google calls out Comodo's Chromodo Chrome-knockoff as insecure crapware

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Big Brother

Re: Comodo has been crap for years

Still using the free version 5 of their firewall from 2012, can't complain... It even allows one to block access to Comodo servers, which of course was one of the first things I did. I don't believe the software is checking for updates every 5 minutes

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Broadband / Phone provider sought

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Thanks

I am sorted now. I have decided to give Utility Warehouse a go. I get broadband, phone and mobile for around the same price I was paying Sky for broadband and phone. Plus a static IP address, no port blocking and unlimited bandwidth. And no contract, so if they do not live up to expectations I can just leave.

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Re: Broadband / Phone provider sought

I am paranoid and somewhat a control freak. I don't trust third parties to care enough should there be issues. I feel comfortable that my hardware is a home build under my desk with spares and back ups readily on hand. I accept the connection can always fail and that is something I will never have control of. I have thought of dynamic DNS and this is the way I may go.

Thank you for the advice.

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Broadband / Phone provider sought

As an old BE customer I find Sky a corporate behemoth that does not give a shit for it's clients cattle.

Can someone please recommend an ISP that provides a good service and a static IP address?

Preferably an independent that cares, if any exist

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Reg readers battle to claim 'my silicon's older than yours' crown

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I really must boot up

my Epson PCe.

As the original article was about long running hardware I had no cause for comment. It has been idle/stored and not booted in over 20 years. I learned K&R 'C' on this. I must get around to powering it up... maybe on a concrete floor in my garage from a safe distance. I still have the same green screen Phillips monitor it came with.

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If you're one of millions using Magento – stop whatever you're doing and patch now

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Magento does not properly validate this email

WTF?

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Broadband-pushers expand user piggyback rides on private Wi-Fi

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@Gordon Re: I am not

Does this mean that the "public" get a different IP address? Or is my static IP address associated by third parties to the actions of others?

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I am not

a commodity. I have never been a commodity, I will never be a commodity.

Mr ISP you want a hotspot from my router... provide my access for free and I will consider it. Even though It may provide plausible deniability, I will not view this in a good light

I dread the day when use of an ISP provided router is mandatory and one faces legal action for messing with it.

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Facepalm

"Personally, we think Bob is showing worrying signs of being unstoppable here."

Only if you give this attention seeking dickwad column inches.

I don't know what he is smoking. The drugs I took as a youngster distorted my perception of reality in so many ways as to make me question just about everything. However, perhaps I am lucky in that they never replaced my perceptions with bullshit... Or did they? After years of abstinence, I really need a spliff icon now.

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Forget infrasound, now it's ultrasound that's making you ill (allegedly)

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Joke

Re: Inner ears

"Next thing you know they'll be telling us that invisible things cause diseases like pneumonia and syphilis!"

Only overly promiscuous incubi and succubi.

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Microsoft requests ChakraCore support in main Node.js repository

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Meh

I see the word

"Microsoft"

And I think fuckoff. I just can't help it. Perhaps my thread pool is polluted.

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Microsoft: We’ve taken down the botnets. Europol: Would Sir like a kill switch, too?

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The real motive behind this

will be realised when MS switch to a subscription model for Windows 10.

I don't know which icon to use because I don't know if I am joking or being prophetic.

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For fsck's SAKKE: GCHQ-built phone voice encryption has massive backdoor – researcher

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@Grumpy Re: Clueless

Some people are not old enough nor grumpy enough to see this.

Have an up to counter the down.

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Engineer's bosses gave him printout of his Yahoo IMs. Euro court says it's OK

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Re: Separate work from private life!

Have an up vote... Having been both an employee (IT manager, in full control of all IT infrastructure) and an employer. I say... One is employed to do a job, not fuck around on the Internet.

A quick chat with the partner.. "Will you be home at usual time?", "What you fancy for eats?" is perfectly acceptable imho. But lengthy use of the employers facilities to talk trivia and post to social media is out of order.

And before any of you think I was nasty, I gave quite a few polite, off the record warnings to several staff that browsing porn and using the internal email system to share what many would call offensive imagery was a bad move. Never once did I have to report an employee to my superiors or dismiss anyone for abuse of business systems. I found a friendly smile and a warning was enough.

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Come in Internet Explorers, your time is up. Or not. Up to you

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Re: ongoing fixes

Not quite, MS have realised that their attempt to make the Internet proprietary in the early years has resulted in many businesses being tied to non standards compliant versions of IE. On the whole for most of these businesses it is cheaper to pay MS for support rather than recode for standards compliance. MS are simply taking the piss advantage of the situation.

Most corporates are non ethical companies where the client is the product, MS are no different. They may have failed in turning the Internet into an extension of Microsoft. And they probably did not plan or foresaw this situation... But one can bet they are rubbing their hands together now as the Windows OS and IE become less and less relevant.

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If

Microsoft had produced standards compliant browsers from the get go, instead of trying and succeeding in many cases of forcing devs into a proprietary corner....

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One Ring to pwn them all: IoT doorbell can reveal your Wi-Fi key

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Meh

I likes to work in the garden,

in the summer of course.

My wireless (not WiFi) door bell is both a blessing and a curse. I thought about wired(Cat5) CCTV so I can ignore salesmen and those who think I may need a god. I don't really care who calls when I am not there, delivery persons leave a note or the goods with the neighbour. Friends usually pre-arrange or phone/text if I am not about.

I am pretty sure most of this IoT stuff is about bragging rights or a solution awaiting a problem. Then again I am old now and pretty much a Luddite compared to the under 30's.

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Apple buys mood sniffer AI firm Emotient. Stop rolling your eyes at me, user

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First

"...and also medical situations in which expression in response to particular stimulus constitutes a symptom-aiding diagnosis." /me smiles

and then

"This is the currency of revenue growth and customer satisfaction, because emotions drive spending." /me frowns

Raise my hopes for an altruistic motive. And then piss all over them.

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Oh, Zuck off: Facebook under attack for its attacks on net neutrality

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Re: Why would anyone believe a sociopath like Zuckerberg?

Fuckin A1.

Wish I could up vote you a Google(plex)

The icon "love it" is for the AC I replied to... Not for the Zuckshits delusions on what makes for a happy self sustaining community.

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ISPs: UK.gov should pay full costs of Snooper's Charter hardware

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Re: "UK.gov should pay"

yup have an up vote cos u beat me to the punchline.

Gov should make it clear how much of OUR taxes are being spent on spying on US (as in we, as in you and me)

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LogMeIn adds emergency break-in feature to LastPass

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@Powernumpty Re: why trust a third party?

1, Point taken... Although the last virus/trojan I had (that I was aware of) was the Saddam virus on my Amiga.

2. Only me accesses my devices, with the exception of see point 1.

3. don't need one... I know a strong password from a weak one.

4. I don't share passwords.

5. My memory is my version control... see point 4.

6. Possibly I hadn't thought of that, although I don't index my files with Windows search.. I don't trust it. I know where my sensitive data is stored.

7. I think you have covered most possibilities.. I do have a software firewall that informs me of ALL egress. Yes, some applications and services are allowed without confirmation so there is a weakness there.

Still so far so good.

I presume LastPass/LogMeIn will only ever employ perfect, intractable human beings, perfect encryption, perfect security and will mitigate every mitm attack. Elsewise why would anyone trust them?

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why trust a third party?

Serious question... I don't trust anyone, including myself.

What's wrong with using a Libre Office spreadsheet protected (AES encrypted) using a sentence (upper case lower case and symbols) that one memorises? Locally stored and backed up on changes (multiple back ups), and also uploaded to a private FTP server again protected by a strong password?

Perhaps I am missing something? Please enlighten me.

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Brit cuffed for Kyrgyz 'horse penis' sausage quip

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Re: No big deal

"As far as I can tell, most of his ONLY crimes are was against spelling and grammar."

FTFY

I can see how this maybe taken as a racist slur, I can also see how it maybe taken as a joke.

Eye of the beholder I guess.

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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

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sim card in alarm system

phones home owner/police on breach of security. No connection to Internet.

Just off the top of my head without any further thinking..... I am getting drunk so can't be assed designing a security system in real time. Happy new year have fun y'all.

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Got a pricey gaming desktop from PC World for Xmas? Check the graphics specs

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Quality Vs quantity.

I expect a pre-built off the shelf PC to be equipped with the cheapest components possible that will survive a heavy use situation, in order to keep prices competitive. Who makes the PSU?.

I been building PC's for 20+ years, when I skimped on cost, I regretted it... I bought a Jetway mobo once. :-(

All I can say is wait and see, until PC World get a shit load of returns this is a non story.

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No, Kim Kardashian's plump posterior's pixels did not break the App Store – just this El Reg man's mind

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Sigh

See title

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Janet pulls open network info for good after DDoSers exploit it

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Re: Our new infrastructure is organised thus...

Yes, Thank you!

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Our new infrastructure is organised thus...

Please don't tell anyone.

"The move, alongside several other large infrastructural changes – which the administrators have asked The Register not to publish for security and insurance reasons"

Why tell the Register of changes they do not want to be public knowledge?

I know security by obscurity in itself is no panacea. However, it does contribute to a multi-layered security practice.

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Ho ho hosed: Asian biz malware pwns air-gaps, thousands of Androids

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Degrees of naughtyness

"It's malicious Android Santa game app is still hosted on the Google Play Store and is capable of stealing "basically everything" from phones"

Just like every other Android App that requests access to contacts, sms, wifi, radio, sdcard contents etc. etc.

If a malicious app can jump air gapped systems, the system is not air gapped. Wifi, Blutooth indeed any connectivity to a device that accesses the Internet access does not constitute an air gapped system. Or does the term air gapped simply mean a box without a cat5 cable attached?

Don't these people realise that Santa will put them on the naughty list.

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How to build a real lightsabre

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"where are you going to store the gas to be continuously puffed out of the filament?"

Is not the atmosphere made of gases?

Nitrogen plasma is reddish purple and Oxygen plasma is blue.

Pretty useless in the vacuum of space though.

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Rounded corners on Android phones cost Samsung $548m: It will pay up to Apple after all

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I

have never seen a mobile phone without rounded corners.

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Randall 'xkcd' Munroe. Live. You get to ask him stuff. No biggie

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Joke

I might need psychiatric help, or glasses.

I read..."You get to ask him stiff. No biggie"

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Hello Barbie controversy re-ignited with insecurity claims

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Re: The whole problem is the cloud mentality

Things are getting bad when toy doll has to wear a tinfoil hat.

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WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso's JavaScript admin UI

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Adapt...

If one can code, one can code.

The language/syntax is just an abstraction.

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A font farewell to Fontdeck as website service closes

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Yup

however, you are much more succinct... you replied while I typed. Serves me right for trying to be smart and using more words than what were necessary :-) Have an up!

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A resourceful web developer

Would not notice.

Am I all alone in believing that a fast, responsive and reliable website is only realisable when all dependencies are on the same server/cluster? (OK, social media/YouTube etc aside).

How can anyone using a third party service guarantee any kind of up time/latency/page loading times etc. to a client?

Responding "My provider said it would,work/would be quick.", when a client asks "Why is this not working properly?" is laughable.

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Windows 10: Major update on the Threshold as build 10586 hits Insiders

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@Terra Re: Too... much... unification...

.."but i'm pretty sure it will come together over the next year or so."

Whilst the client base is used as beta testers.

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

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Steve Hackett

leaving broke Genesis, They survived the departure of Peter Gabriel. But when Hackett left, Genesis became more pop orientated. Even so "Home by the sea", "Duchess" and "Your own special way" remain my favourite post Hackett tracks and stand by themselves.

I have much respect for Phil Collins' drumming skills. And I reckon anyone who has tried to play any instrument and who has also listened to Genesis from the early days would agree.

I look forward to hearing what he comes out with, he has the recognition to pull some great musicians into this project. I just hope he remembers his roots and does not make pop songs.

As someone else mentioned... He comes from a time when musicians could play an instrument and the stage performance of a live act was almost indistinguishable from the studio recording.

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Volvo eyes kangaroo detection tech

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@sgp Re: Vision

It might be hard to hit a kangaroo at less than 30 mph

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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"If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear. Right?"

That statement depends on congruence (All parties agree what is wrong). And as we are all different, we have much to fear from those who would have us consume, conform and obey.

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UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies' surveillance

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It's

not like this is the first independent review to be ignored.

Perhaps they should have sponsored their own, after all they know best, I prefer my propaganda to come from a previously verified source.

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'Govt will not pass laws to ban encryption' – Baroness Shields

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Re: Politicians, eh...

Remember that every time a politician speaks, a fairy the truth dies.

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UK.gov plans to legislate on smut filters after EU net neutrality ruling

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It's called

Censorship.

Kids will always seek the forbidden. (some dude wrote something about it once, involving a snake I think). Look up on how that ended.

Only when adults get involved in a child discovering their sexuality does it become threatening to the child.

Some porn goes way beyond what I would like my child to see. But people do these things. It's a fine line choosing how much reality and ideology one teaches/indoctrinates/conditions into a child.... And how the ratio should change over the years.

Children have to grow into, integrate into and know how to react in a world made up of many characters.

The days of playing with Lego at 14 are over. And I think we underestimate the resilience of our children. Not from physical abuse. No, that always damages. But from the bullshit and insensitivity to another's feelings so often available as a cheap image/download.

One only has to trust someone to have ones mind swayed. Generate trust in your children.

Basically Mr Cameron you are an employee, Look after your own children, don't you dare tell me how to look after mine. And, don't you dare employ legislature that restricts how I raise and educate my children.

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Finally, with W10, Microsoft’s device strategy makes sense

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Re: Makes sense, does it? (If the original article can state the obvious, so will I)

It will work to some extent. Even if only from the spillover of retired legacy systems and blind customer loyalty. MS have a huge share in the desktop market from which we seem to be rapidly transitioning.

Perhaps Win 10 is 2-4 years too late?

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