* Posts by Oninoshiko

1808 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Listen up, AT&T, this could be YOU NEXT: $40m sting for throttling 'unlimited' mobile data

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good job

good job FTC!

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FTC to Internet of Stuff: Security, motherf****r, do you speak it?

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I would like to offically declare

that I am renaming "The Internet of Things" to "The Internet of Hype."

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Switch it off and on again: How peers failed to sneak Snoopers' Charter into terror bill

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Re: Experts?

"So who does the appointing? Who gets appointed? The only thing that changes is the time limit for the office."

Read it again, the proposal is to have it decided by drawing or casting of lots.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=definition+draw+lots&l=1

Which is to say, a national lottery (note the same root-word, of "lot").

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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Re: I don't see that it should be a problem

At this point IE is standards complaint, so I fail to see your point.

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Re: I don't see that it should be a problem

Someone give this man a cigar!

Write standards compliant code for VERSIONED STANDARDS (none of this "Living standard" bullshit). Run in through a validator for that standard, and you'll find it works for every browser that supports said standard.

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NSA gunning for Google, wants cop-spotting dropped from Waze app

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Re: However...

yep, I'm so not buying the "officer safety" line.

If you really want to shoot a cop, just walk around till you see one, then shoot. That's what this last nutter did.

note: I do not condone violence against cops, so please don't do that. I also do not condone lackluster prosecutors when they end up on the defense in court though, which is why there is such an anti-cop mentality lately.

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What gets the internet REALLY excited? Kittens? No. EXPLODING Kittens

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Re: A long way to go

Apparently we're following different projects.

FD deceived their supporters about the status of development right up until a week before release, where they dropped the bombshell they would be dropping promised features, not because they weren't possible, but because it didn't "fit his visions," and no refunds on the bait-and-switch. Personally, I think DB should be a bit more like Stevie Nicks and keep his visions to himself, and instead fulfill his promises.

OTOH, CIG puts out information at such a rate it's almost impossible to keep up on it all. Seriously, if you aren't on their site at least once a day, you miss things. While their site redesign sucks, there is a ton of information about all levels of development there. Systems, programming, debugging, lore... that's just in the official planned announcements, devs are in the forums every day responding to the community. I keep seeing this complaint, but short of putting the code on Github, I don't see any way for them to be more open. I have not seen anywhere NEAR the openness from FD.

As to S42 it's been made episodic and the first episode is scheduled to drop this year. This was announced.

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'People ACTUALLY CONFUSE Facebook and the internet in some places'

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Corrections

I don't know why you guys keep misspelling "Content-free ad network"

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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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Re: "In no way am I suggesting that INgrooves is an evil bunch of bastards"

In the US atleast, you should be able to claim "Slander of Title" (IIRC that's what Novell filed against SCO for). It does require a willingness to take it to court.

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Why so tax-shy, big tech firms? – Bank of England governor

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Except that only a handful of people think companies should voluntarily pay more tax then required, fewer still think it's a boycottable offence.

Strangely enough none of these hypocrites go out of their way to pay extra tax either.

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Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do

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s/warning/pink slip/g

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

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Re: Seagate 3TB Consummer Drive Failures

you should always be running in a RAID, and have backups if your data and uptime is of any importance.

From what I have seen the Barracuda line does have a much higher failure rate then the Constellations.

The batch of WDs we got failed, then the replacements failed.

YMMV

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Beam me up, Scotty, And VAPORIZE me in the process

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Re: I give up

The only useful case is where there are internal functional features, a destructive scan might be useful.

At that point you could just save it to a file though.

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Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia: Murder suspect NOT a Plaxo founder – ex-staffer

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Re: The Daily Mail got their facts wrong?

Wikipedia got their facts wrong?

FTFY

This is not a serious source of information, and shouldn't be considered for anything more important then a drunken bar bet.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Re: It would be more amusing

Not hard really, I don't think Jesus was a particularly big fellow.

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Just WHY is the FBI so sure North Korea hacked Sony? NSA: *BLUSH*

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Re: whatever the NSA says is the opposite of the truth.

You can't depend on that, if you do they'll start telling the truth, because you'll think it's a lie.

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EU copyright law: Is the Pirate Party's MEP in FAVOUR of it?

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Re: Double edged sword

'So everyone should sell at the lowest possible price and then we can all live on $1.50 a day like the people in the rest of the world. Sounds fair enough of course it will put paid to the products that are developed in rich countries as they cannot to recruit people at $1.50 per day for some reason.'

That assumes perfectly efficient markets, which we don't have. In a perfectly efficient market (in theory, not even the stock markets where nothing physical changes hands is perfectly efficient), there would be no arbitrage. There would be no need, therefor no money to be made in it, and therefor no one doing it. There is a certain amount of inefficiency that the market will support, but in a free market it's counter-balanced by arbitrage. That's what keeps markets from getting TOO inefficient.

"There will always be an imbalance between the cost of goods in under developed economies and those in developed economies, not least because of the exchange fluctuations that exist between economies, £1 in the UK is equal to Euro 1.3 today but maybe only Euro 1 tomorrow."

If allowed to work, arbitrage would keep the cost of the goods fairly close (how close depends on market efficiency for the market in question)

"Economic control also drives up the price. The luxury good markets love China and other countries where the use of money is controlled by fixed exchange rates and limitations on peoples ability to travel. They are the countries where luxury goods sell for the full price whereas in the developed economies they sell below that price because people can go elsewhere to find it cheaper."

That's because controlled markets are artificially inefficient. Also, I wouldn't say "sell for the full price," as that implies the price is set in renminbi (CNY) and lowered to get euros, pounds, and dollars.

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Re: Double edged sword

I don't think you understand what a free market is.

In a free market, if I don't like the price locally, I can go to where the price is cheaper and buy it, maybe even buy a lot of it and sell it in the more expensive market. This is an arbitrage transaction, and is part of every free market.

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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John P is correct, the barge is uncrewed during landing.

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Hash vs. Actual prints

This actually doesn't help. All they have to do is use the same algorithm to generate a hash and run the comparison against the hashes apple has.

While this means someone at Apple can't reconstruct your fingerprint from the hash, the FBI/CIA/NSA/GCHQ/WTF Ever can use it to verify your fingerprint.

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New York side-eyes California's hack attack laws: I'll have what she's having

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Re: 3rd party audit to make sure the passwords were safe?

actually, most sites which take passwords but do not do anything PCI related do not have security questions. they just mail you a link to change your password when required.

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CIA exonerates CIA of all wrongdoing in Senate hacking probe

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Re: "It was a mistake to do it, but we did nothing wrong."

It was more, "It was a mistake to do, but it wasn't intentional."

I still don't believe it.

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Top EU court: Ryanair data barrel must be left unscraped

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"I wonder if this would not be the way for newspapers to prevent Google News from scraping (and Huffpost, for that matter)"

Irrelevant. Newspapers don't want to stop google news. In every case they where given the opportunity to, publishers have showed an opposition to actually using the rights.

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Kim Jong-Un shoot-em-up Glorious Leader! yanked

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Re: Sums it up really

While it's horrifying, it's not something I haven't seen. It's completely believable that they don't have backups.

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AMD plugs firmware holes that allowed command injection

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Re: A Little More Than 90 Days

yep, no exploit code and the vuln is not fixed in the wild.

Seems to vindicate the policy that without publishing deadlines it doesn't get fixed.

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Adults-only Chrome add-on grabs you by the Googlies

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That's not google's fault. The ability was always there, they are just pointing it out.

Remember administration (or security) through obscurity is not administration at all.

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Dot-word domains 'a shakedown, designed to get money out of people'

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Re: So you're saying...

They could have held it in Chicag... oh

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Google v Oracle: US Supreme Court turns to Obama in Java copyright war

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Re: IBM never released a product based upon it.

"even assuming SQL was under patent, this is 17+ years under US law. Expired!"

We aren't talking about patents, we are talking about copyrights. Copyrights are automatic and (for all practical purposes) have no expiration.

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'American soldiers, we are coming...' US CENTCOM military in Twitter hijack shame

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In other news

Twitter announces they got hacked, as the Obama administration has requested companies do.

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Latest NORKS Linux and Android distros leak

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Re: The Norks just messed with the wrong dead IT Saint

I think you'll find they have not properly filed for and obtained a "patent" in DPRK.

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So: Will we get net neutrality? El Reg decodes FCC boss Tom Wheeler

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I've still not heard a compelling argument

,,,that Wheeler can selectively apply parts of Title 2. If he tries to, we're going to be back here again.

I acknowledge he can declare something covered or not, but it's either completely covered or not at all. Anything else is outside his remit, as it is the purview of congress.

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Broadband isn't broadband unless it's 25Mbps, mulls FCC boss

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Re: Remove the monopoly first

The US needs to <del>remove the monopoly the phone companies have</del> keep the streets ripped up conenuously.

FTFY

Seriously, phones are a natural monopoly because of the cost and inconvenience of building networks. what they should do is split services and network maintenance into two companies, and allow anyone who wants to offer different services to use the network at the same price.

Hell, I'm willing to say nationalize the network and allow different companies to use it to deliver different services, and I'm normally a free-market nutter.

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Sphere 3D: Our pop-out 2TB disk product? Of COURSE it's rugged

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Re: Proof I'm Old

Jazz drives are the first think I though of too.

God, 2G seemed like so much then.

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CES 2015: The good, the mad and the POINTLESS

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@I ain't Spartacus

You mean you don't want to show the world exactly what it might be like to kiss your arse?

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Lollipop licked: KitKat still king in Android land

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Re: Manufacturers are to blame me thinks.

Can I propose an amendment that all updates also must require a simple way to roll back?

-- Wishes phone was still on Kitkat.

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Meru Networks ready to DECIMATE its workforce

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Re: Decimate

so, even tithe refers to (traditionally) 1/10th.

For the record, I have yet to not drink at a symposium, and who doesn't look at those lefties with suspicion?

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No cellphones in cells, you slag! UK.gov moots prison mobe zap law

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Re: And I thought prisons were somewhat secure...

a gun is little more then a small pipe with a cartage and a nail to strike the pin...

I can think of a couple of pipe-shaped cavities.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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I thought you guys payed the writers for copy, or do you keep them locked up in the dungeon?

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Re: What they need is....

Yeah, "Voyager Direct" is an awful name. I can't believe no one noticed that abbreviation before it went to users...

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Re: Did this also affect...

I have a list of games a long as my arm, those are not among them. Titanfall looked interesting, but it's a bit overpriced for a game which only offers MOBA play. Destiny, by all accounts (even the supportive ones) is grindy. I've never liked GTA or Battlefield. Frankly, racing games are a dime a dozen. All of these have one thing going for them that ED didn't, they where honest and TOLD the buyer that being online would be a requirement.

David Braben said ED wouldn't be, but David lied. It puts real perspective on Ian Bell's comment that the one thing he would do differently is not trust David.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Re: @oninochinko

Prarents start with the "boys things" vs. "girls things" before a child is old enough to show a preference. From the mobiles above the pram to to pram itself. Is there some influence of genetics? Sure, but I've known enough "geek girls" to conclude that a Y chromosome does not make you a maths hating princess.

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@h4rm0ny

None of it makes any sense at all. US or EU version. We're all human, the race and gender divides people insist on creating are just bullshit.

As to the gender disparity, it starts long before school. It starts in the home, with the parents who get their sons lego and their daughters barbie.

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Sony hackers dump more hunks of stolen data, promise another 'Christmas gift'

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@Charles 9

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=hubris

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Zuckerberg asks the public to tell him where to go in 2015

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Re: Hmmm.@ Lost all faith

Why should my privacy be at the whim of every asshole with a camera?

I'm NOT on facebook, but I'm sure there are photos of me there.

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SCREW YOU, Russia! NASA lobs $6.8bn at Boeing AND SpaceX to run space station taxis

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Re: Indeed, and it gets worse (not really)

"Rocket engineers don't dig holes."

Don't be so sure. "Once the rocket go up who cares where they come down? That is not my department, says Warner von Braun."

(there is nothing metaphorical about a blast crater.)

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Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

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No, what they are saying is:

There are fundamental flaws with how people use things in the real world that this implementation treats naively. Going some other way forces the user to use it properly, and therefore in practice, is far more secure.

That's a completely reasonable claim, in fact I find it to be one of the things security researchers SHOULD be talking about, but often don't.

Good Job, security researchers!

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Metrics house hails Apple DOMINANCE of X-Mas phone 'n' slab sales

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That's a good question. I THINK it means activating a cell plan, but am not certain.

I'm sure it does affect the apple family as well (I did the same thing with my iPad 2 this replaced), but is the ratio the same? How what is the ratios for unactivated tablets? I don't know, but without actually looking at this, these numbers are hard to trust.

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Boffin

As someone who bought a tablet (nVidia's, if you must know) and hasn't bothered to activate it, I wonder how many are like me? WiFi is so ubiquitous, even where I am, there's no reason to pay for a plan. Even where it isn't, I can just turn my phone into an access point.

I'm not sure that activations tell the whole story.

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Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

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This whole article sounds like a tailor-made argument for PRT.

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Q*bert: The Escher-inspired platform puzzler from 1982

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Re: There was a lot of originality back then

I think much of the originality that seems to be gone now, comes from the constraints about what you couldn't do. Now things seem so limitless, you can do anything so (relatively) easily we don't have the limitations that help us define the game. I really thing a large part of creativity is those limitation, seeing what we can do within them, seeing what we can do to hide them.

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