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* Posts by Christopher

15 posts • joined 23 Jul 2008

World's power grids infested with (more) SCADA bugs

Christopher
Paris Hilton

USB keyyed

"Computers used at nuclear power plants are not connected to the internet and therefore they're not vulnerable to viruses of any kind," he said.

I'm sure someone will find a usb port, floppy or cd rom drive to put crap onto their system

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'Spam-friendly' domain registrars named and shamed

Christopher
IT Angle

hmm

is it me or does the main bulk of those 10 = the top domain registrars anyway?

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Street View vehicle kills Bambi

Christopher
Flame

Google drivers suck

I have seen several of these on british motorways, they obviously don't know where they are going and several times I have seen them force their way out on junctions.

I have seen this on the M25, the M11/A14 stretch at the A10 turn off and its not like their cameras were mounted so they weren't taking pictures.

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Opera sings praises of Microsoft-browser statement

Christopher
Thumb Down

Puzzled

As an Opera user I sort of wonder how people would even get another browser if it was unbundled, do an AOL style campagne of Opera discs at every shop?

Think they are shooting themselves in the foot trying to promote Opera, its a brilliant browser but this sort of coverage makes the company look childish.

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Motor quango thumbsup for satnav speed restrictions

Christopher
Paris Hilton

Will it tell lane hogs to bog off?

Lane hoggers in the middle lane doing 50 MPH are a menace, especially the past few weeks. i personally travel at the speed limit and I do my best to ensure I am not hogging a lane, these systems will not address peoples bad manners and these people will continue to cause accidents as they often change lanes without ensuring it is safe to do so.

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Big Blue urged to open Notes and Domino

Christopher
Boffin

Undecided

Obiously not using Notes 8, I admit before Notes 7 the interface was heavily outdated and hidious but the new one is much improved (Apart from the preferences which is still hidious, symantec/mcafee making 8 start up very slowly and the calendar which many users did not like as they want the older layout). The web interface is definatly a strong point for Lotus Domino, the next update will give the web interface a well needed overhaul which will improve it further and I think by then there will be little reason to need the client if you use it purely for email and calendars.

Although outlook is nice I can't stand the fact it can't open emails in tabs within outlook itself rather than opening new windows, they have tabs to the left for everything like the calendar etc... why can't it do it for everything else (if this is possible and I am missing a simple tick box I would love to know as its one of my biggest annoyances)

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Enormous HP box spotted from space

Christopher
IT Angle

Where is the HP tape?

All HP boxes have HP tape and I see none (Don't tell me they don't I have ordered from them for years never once have they not used their HP branded clear tape)? Where is the HP sticker on the ram? This obviously is not sent by HP but someone who has received the box and recycled it by sending it on.

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Google publishes Chrome patch details

Christopher
IT Angle

The application failed to initalize properly (0xc0000005)

Wonderful patch can't actuly do anything now, just get "The application failed to initalize properly (0xc0000005)" and an aw snap window. Very user friendly Google!

What rubbish I'm not going to reinstall I am going to uninstall and stick to opera and firefox

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Judge slaps Fasthosts for rubbish kit and support

Christopher
Alert

@@@@Not much compensation

There needs to be a sarcasm tag for comments

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gOS - a Google good OS for your Mum

Christopher
IT Angle

@Mad Hacker

What Linspire is nothing like GOS and almost every confusing thing has been removed (Although it has been a while since I have played about with GOS)

For anyone who just wants a pc I think GOS will do, although I havent tested the WINE bits (Didn;t realise it was there)

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Opera update draws the curtain on seven security vulns

Christopher
Linux

Opera is brilliant

www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/28/browser_history_leakage/ doesn't state anything about Opera, it states all browsers!

Anyways as a long term user I prefer it and use it all the time and as it saves my tabs close it and fire it up another day to keep all my stuff there.

Its nice and fast (I will admit FF3 is faster) and doesn't hog all my memory

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Apple faithful snared in phishing scam targeting Mac.com users

Christopher
Paris Hilton

Well

No OS can save you from a simple web link in an email, but really even Mac users should be aware www.Mac.com is not www.ZOMGSOMERANDOMSITE.com/lalala/mac.com/stealyourdetails.php

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Windows XP crashes out of Olympics?

Christopher
Linux

Meh

I wish more companies would use Mac's and Linux for displaying on large screens as I would laugh when pictures of Kernel Panics spread across the internet.

Anyway why did noone turn the damn thing off and on again?

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Apple is sorry (again) over MobileMe

Christopher
Boffin

Crackberry

I'm sure every such services will have teething problems, when its bedded down I imagine it will be as reliable as the blackberry service.

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HP packaging madness continues apace

Christopher
IT Angle

@ Matt Bryant

You are correct its a reseller again, as we are a buyer of IT products they don't ship it direct this way unless the order is big enough or is a heavy hp printer. I agree they use to much packaging for certain cheap items such as mice but then again we have never had a beaten up machine received

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