* Posts by Oninoshiko

1896 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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poor or very poor

but only because "piss poor" wasn't an option.

seriously though, limiting it to just large usage houses and display on a smartphone app seems like a vary reasonable alteration to me.

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Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail

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WTF?

Re: Oh, the details

You are aware that many phones today can run an SSH client, right?

I could code up a web site with nothing more then that and a server to talk to.

(although it sounds like that's not really what happened)

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Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

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Thumb Up

I really wish I could just thumbs up this entire article.

Alas, this is the best I can do.

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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Trollface

Solution.

It may take parts of Github down for a bit, but change the DNS entry to point back at Baidu...

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

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Re: So what have ITER done or not done ?!

I would think not having done anything would be a serious waste of funds... I'll be happy to not do anything for half the price!

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: @Gordon 10

Lord knows, he's better then Jobs was. (Not that it's that hard.)

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Want a full-blown IDE for Node.js? You'll need a Windows machine...

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Re: Node.js is still en vogue?

Shh... his mind is made up, don't confuse him with facts.

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And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!

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Definition of "unpatched"

A vulnerability is "unpatched" for ANY length of time it is known. Once a patch has been released for it, it then becomes "patched." The maximum allowable time is "none:" as soon as it's known, it's an unpatched flaw.

This isn't about making developers feel worm and fuzzy, it's about assessing risk.

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Blockhead fugitive Snapchats himself into police custody

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Re: Criminal Darwin Award

That site could probably update hourly, if they wanted to!

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Google pulls Gaza games from Play store

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Re: Religion

Sigh - not that old canard again.

Religion has been used as an excuse to justify wars over territory and supremacy time and time again. You'd have to be supremely naive to think they wouldn't have happened without religion as a cover.

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GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber

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Re: The Cloud....

That's kinda what it always meant.

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Re: I have a philosophical issue...

Can you identify exactly what copyrighted work these individuals have distributed against the wishes of the copyright holder?

I'll wait.

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

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revoked cert

so alls well... at least if you are checking certificate revocation lists. You ARE checking certificate revocation lists, right?

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First figures in and it doesn't look good for new internet dot-words

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those of us that know they exist

don't care.

That can't be helping.

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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WTF?

You should have to release your infomation to make a complaint

Everyone should have the right to answer their accuser.

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

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Re: Sir

Generally speaking, "throwing ones toys out of the pram" refers to something which in the end is self-destructive. This doesn't meet that requirement, therefore your metaphor is poorly chosen. In fact, the opposite metaphor would be better, "taking all their toys and going home," although I suppose that doesn't entertain you as much.

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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"Cosmetic damage that looks to be caused by the end user! Why the fuck should Apple (or anyone else for that matter) be liable for that?"

1) because there is nothing cosmetic about blocking the functional area of the screen, so "cosmetic" is a lie.

2) Because they might like a repeat customer.

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Kaspersky Lab hits back at Bloomberg's Russian spy link hit piece

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Re: And yet

quite a bit of the things on that link (a list of APTs) appear to be Russian in origin. That level of attack, is almost always assumed to be government sponsored, so it appears he IS talking about Russian state-sponsored spyware (even if he's limiting his statements to "Russian speaking authors").

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Pub O'clock probe finds thousands of repeated 512-bit RSA keys

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Re: Why can't we just purchase ......

it's called a self signed cert.

they are free.

not that a lower-end key is that expensive.

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I wonder

did they get permission from every home router user to use their router's resources like this? I mean, I'm pretty sure scanning GCHQ or even Tesco would be somewhat frowned on.

Not that I really think this is some egregious crime, but it's food for thought.

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Apple Safari update BORKED private browsing

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I want to give a hat top to the journo who wrote this

You actually verified the issue yourself, including (apparently) new information about when the bug was introduced. That's good work, I'd like to see it more often.

you've earned a beer.

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OpenSSL preps fix for mystery high severity hole

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Re: Welcome to software written in C

"All other languages" may be an ocean too far. After seeing some of Chuck Moore's work, I'd say he makes a compelling argument that Forth can have better performance.

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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Re: Connected Cars

@wdmot

I would have expected the fine article in our beloved journal to have conveyed a quote of that... value.

my apologies for not looking farther.

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Re: Connected Cars

How else is the car supposed to find out there was an accident ahead and it needs to route around the congestion?

I mean, sure, it could just blindly lead you into a traffic jam, but that's certainly sub-optimal.

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"What they're not free to do is throttle traffic to 3rd-party VOIP services whilst prioritising their own VOIP traffic, or pulling the same stunt with Netflix whilst prioritising Hulu."

Ahh see, this is still easy to do legally. I just sell hulu a private line from my network to their's, and let the main internet links being oversubscribed to the rest.

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Thanks a lot, Google, for snatching .dev for yourself. It's not like the rest of us wanted it

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In a word

denied.

at least it should be.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Suggestions

Can I donate a wall to put them against?

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This ISN'T Net Neutrality. This is Net Google. This is Net Netflix – the FCC's new masters

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Re: Off the hook

'They'll be pointing at the other guy and saying, "I didn't do it". I guess I'll be seeing dropped packets, buffer bloat, and other frequent "underinvestment issues" for as long as I live.'

I've been calling that as the inevitable outcome since this started. They where never going to do anything about it, because you really can't regulate it.

Anyway, it's Friday. Beers all around!

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Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

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Re: This is a trivial 'software requirements' problem

except that they can't prove that there IS another password. Truecrypt does exactly this.

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Virtual reality WHIPLASH CHAIR in shutdown scare

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Re: Disappointed...

personally, I was thinking medical imiging would get involved...

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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Re: I've had these calls

I have to agree, I would much prefer scams where I get a real person, you can't have much fun with a robot.

besides "threatened to rape me" would be interesting to get to type into Mr. Number.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Re: Fair or Unfair They Still Lock Him Away

Not completely true, it's still a jury trial, and the jury can nullify.

That said, jury nullificaion is a long shot (to put it nicely). I wouldn't bet on it.

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Why are they compairing to Apple?

Last I looked Apple doesn't produce ANY content.

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EasyGroup continues bizarre, time-travelling domain crusade

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Paris Hilton

Re: And the idiot woman who favoured Easyjet ?

I'm still thinking she just misspelled barista when putting together her CV.

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US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance (again)

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Re: Quel suprise.

You, my good sir, have a perchance for understatement.

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It's a Mega blast: PayPal drops Dotcom's Mega

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Why don't they

just take payment in bitcoin?

I mean, this is exactly the type of thing bitcoin was designed to work around.

(note: I do still stand by my opinion that bitcoin is a fad)

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Ikea to start making electrified furniture. What could possibly go wrong?

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Laugh all you want

I'd buy a nightstand with a Qi charger in it, even if I had to assemble it myself.

Although I'd prefer something more sturdy then MDF.

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Murky online paedo retreat: The Nether explores the fantasy-reality divide

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"Conceptually whats the difference between looking at pictures, watching videos, or indulging in virtual reality? All - in this content - are "artistic" (for want of a better world) representations of illegal practices and should be regarded as such. Society has already had its discussion and made its decision. Any attempt to re-engineer that simply panders to the aims of the perverted. Is that your intention?"

The difference should be at the question of "who does this depiction harm?" When that person is a minor, it should be illegal. Possession of it should be illegal. When that person is of age (at the time the depiction was created) it should be legal, without regard to how old the person APPEARS. When there is not a real person, it's not harming anyone, regardless of age (Books, comics, animation, or VR, someone who doesn't exist can't be harmed).

Just because something makes you uncomfortable, is not grounds for making it illegal. If you don't like it, just avoid it.

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Google pulls out of gaping Blogger smut black hole

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Gimp

I'm sure you could be linked, but some of it is still illegal in the UK...

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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WTF?

Re: Well…

Noone's crying. They just said "we are scrapping the old because maintaining it isn't cost effective."

That's not crying, that's good practice.

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: I'm an American

BBC's programming in the UK is like PBS in the US, it does not have commercials. (except for the "here is what we show today" thing between shows)

The difference is, rather then a fundraser, it's paid for with a tax^w license-fee on everyone who owns a TV.

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Russia considers keeping its own half of the ISS alive after 2024

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Re: The more entertaining one would be if it is 2015, not 2024

Treaty prohibit appropriating other's space-kit, even if it's not in use. This is one of the major problems with any of the space-littler cleanup ideas, too.

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

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Re: At least a good design can make a product attractive and desirable.

intended message: "It's good for your pussy"

too bad we don't have a Mrs. Slocombe icon...

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Reg hacks (and rest of 'Frisco) in LinkedIn measles contagion scare

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Re: herd immunity

wow, AC, that site is a crock. The only "reference" in that "well researched" article is a link back to the same site!

You know why it's not to a peer-reviewed journal? Because the assertions don't hold up to scrutiny. The doctor (and I use the term with as much irony as I can muster) referenced here is a completely quack.

His assertions are not even constant (in any way other then being food to tin-foil-hatters). In one breath he complains about medicine being to reactive rather then proactive, in the next he damning vaccination (which is COMPLETELY proactive (and unlike his "approaches," actually effective)).

http://www.skepdic.com/blaylock.html

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ACLU: Here's a secret – cops are using the FBI's fake cell-tower tech to track crims' phones

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Honestly, because it tracks everyone in an area, there shouldn't be a way to get a warrant for this thing. It's usage is ALWAYS too broad because of how it works.

What happened to the good ol' fashion stakeout?

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Wake up! BlackBerry QUIETLY updates BB10

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As someone who lives two blocks from a rail line, I assure you, amplitude is not enough to awaken me. Only things that my sub-conscious recognizes has "has to be dealt with" are up to the task. I do sometimes wish that category was a little wider.

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May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

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Re: don't break compatibility since forever

Solaris went through two major versions without breaking ABI compatibility. I know this because I took a 3rd party driver built for 8, and used it on Opensolaris/Indiana. I don't know if Oracle changed things though.

Solaris is a modular monolithic kernel, the same as Linux.

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Photoshop daddy: 'I’m not happy with body image issues it creates for a lot of women'

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"Photoshopped" is (rightfully!) getting the same connotations as "airbrushed," AFAICT.

Anyone else think the "before" looks far better?

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

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Re: This is all you need to know

You forgot the parts where none of these groups know the actual terms of what the FCC wants to do.

Conclusion: All of them are talking out of the arse.

I can honestly say I don't know what NN is. I know what it SHOULD be, but I don't know what the FCC want to do and CALL it NN. I suppose you could argue NN is what it is, and the FCC's opinion doesn't matter, but pragmatically, that's an incredibly naive position.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Even smart people say stupid things.

"It hasn't solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth, but it has given us new perspectives on them and caused us to look both outward and inward."

Sure, but EXCEPT for communications, weather monitoring, climatological understanding, and advanced mapping what has the space program done for us?

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