* Posts by Bogle

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Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

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Re: My first thought was:

Wasn't Roy Batty's inception date 8th January, 2016? The replicants already here ...

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Brit Science Minister to probe Brexit bias against UK-based scientists

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Joke

Oh really?

Quick, we must fund a study into the late use of security implementations for large agricultural building portals where there has been a recent, rapid equine absconding. Please make out grant applications in triplicate to the Dept of the Bleeding Obvious. No, not you, Franz.

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Kotkin on who made Trump and Brexit: Look in the mirror, it's you

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Re: Left-wing ideologues.

I'm not sure that our Commentards personal experiences of debating points amongst both Left and the Right-leaning people is borne out by the UK's more reliable yardsticks of political thought along this single axis: the daily rags.

The press on the Right, tabloid and broadsheet, is considerably less able to have a rational discussion than that on the Left and quite a bit more likely to resort to labelling, caricature and stereotyping. Of course. there's not a lot of press actually *on* the left.

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GitLab offers Digital Ocean to soak up customers' CI burden

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DataCentre != ex-USA

Shome mishtake, shurely? Which of us would feel our IP was in safe hands just because the server happened to be local? Not I. It's the legal jurisdiction that matters and with the Yanks, this is considered to be "world".

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Bloaty banking app? There's a good chance it was written in Britain

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LOC + PHB = FAIL

*We* stopped counting but the PHB asked for our LOC metric on a project just last year. We've no idea why, they didn't want to say ...

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Microsoft announces Azure Functions, encrypted cloud storage

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Re: The keys

Azure has HSMs (hardware security modules) that are part of Azure Key Vault so yes, you can secure your keys now. Not used them myself so other than pointing at the tech I can't comment.

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Health Secretary promises NHS £4.2bn to go 'digital'

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IE8? I know of at least one "patient flow" application that is wedded to IE6! (ExtraMed).

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Boondoggle

Because NPfIT was such a success ..

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Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

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Joke

A new beginning

There are a great many frameworks I would like to see burn on the communal bonfire and there would be tears of happiness. The bonfire should be lit just as soon as I've released the latest version of my framework ...

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UK NHS-backed health apps 'riddled with security flaws'

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Bile today, bile tomorrow

Ah, the torygraph. Average reporting dipped in bile. They apply the skewed thinking of the small minded and come up with "doctors will resist the advance of science as their patients will be healthier"!

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Snooping Scottish plod to be taken to tribunal by spied-on detective

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Re: No surprise

Dear England,

Police Scotland has proved to be a quite bad idea. Consider it a warning and don't let it happen to you.

Yours,

Scotland

"Altogether under one cosh."

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Storm in a teacup: Wileyfox does Android cheapie, British style

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Happy

Re: Wileyfox Swift

As for a recommendation for PAYG data, I'm using a giffgaff gigabag in my Wileyfox Swift. (Shameless affiliate link, in case you are feeling generous: https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/richbogle). I like giffgaff a lot and have a couple of their SIMs.

I use the Swift as my data-only phone and the dual SIM was particularly useful when I was in France recently. I was able to put a Le French Mobile SIM in the second slot and didn't have to worry about fiddling about with the SIMs after that.

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Tech firms fight anti-encryption demands after Paris murders

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Black Helicopters

Don't look here - look there!

Surely our feckless and ignorant but devious and amoral overlords can't really be *this* stupid. This is politics to garner attention and win votes, surely, whilst keeping us blind to their true plan.

What's the real agenda? Simple distraction from the foreign policy and military disasters in the Middle East that have created ISIS? An opportunity to bung some more cash into the security services? A desire to subdue the population at home? I think I can rule out oil for once, as it's just not worth that much anymore.

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Brits rattle tin for custom LCD Raspberry Pi funbox

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Re: Landfill Android

I like the *look* of it, the future from the 1970's as another commentard put it, and the constraint of having just four hardware buttons. Once you've learnt that interface, for the one or two apps you may care to have on it, it becomes really *physically* usable. So I'm a buttons and knobs man. Oh dear, that didn't come out quite right.

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Shadow state? Scotland's IT independence creeps forth

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Welcome to Scotland

Also useful for spotting the dead bodies of jingoists in the morning - just so the street cleaners can avoid them.

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My CHI Number is tattooed on my wrist

Using the NHS Central Register as a national ID system is a great scam - why didn't anyone think of that trick before?

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

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Joke

Re: The full list from the Draft IPB

> Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

Oh good grief. As far as I'm concerned *Welsh* is encrypted.

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ProtonMail still under attack by DDoS bombardment

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WTF?

Re: Latest statement is pretty serious

ArsTechnica estimated the ransom at $6,000 [http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/11/crypto-e-mail-service-pays-6000-ransom-gets-taken-out-by-ddos-anyway/].

Eh? What's the going rate, I wonder, for a sustained DDoS call-off?

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Re: Who?

Small thing: ProtonMail already do have two data centres in Switzerland.

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Ashley Madison: ‘Our site is full of women, and members are growing’

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Re: "members are growing"

I expect it's really quite flaccid.

Perhaps all the "new" members are doing just what the housewives claimed and trying to catch out other people. I'm looking at you, journos. And you, blackmailers.

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Ex-Microsoftie in worthless Euro netizens data security promise

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Patriots. Bah.

I think the Reg title is a little harsh, no? It's the USA's Patriot Act (what a name) that's the problem. A USA owned firm can't avoid giving up your data and has to do so secretly. At least in the EU you will be served a warrant. Probably.

I see Zettabox are registered in the UK which seems silly when compared to registering in Germany and taking advantage of their strong privacy laws. At the moment we are busy passing legislative changes that allow all the naughtiness that GCHQ have been getting up to.

It's good to see these companies popping up. Moving business out of the USA is one way of making their government think twice (okay, think once).

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Intel imagines chips in nappies to create the Internet of sh*t things

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Joke

WiFi

My little one broadcasts on WiFi-y!

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Private cloud has a serious image problem

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Re: About Matt Asay...

To be fair, the majority of the commentards were more concerned about toasters!

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FAIL

Private = Privacy

A big win for the private cloud has to be privacy.

With AWS and Azure being USA owned there's nothing they can do to prevent your data being handed over to their government. Want to do sell a service into the UK pensions industry, for instance? No way are they going to be able to provide their members' data for you to run it in, basically, the USA.

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NHS Scotland to refresh creaking, 25-year-old apps

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Generational thinking

That's actually pretty impressive, to get 25 years out of an application (or applications). Even though they say it's expensive to maintain you can divide the total cost over all those years and I believe you'd be seeing good value. Do you think that could be a requirement in the new invitations to tender? Must last a quarter of a century?

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

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No running in the hall

Probably a dumb question based on a mis-reading of the article but couldn't we (her Maj's government) have allowed RBS to go bankrupt and *then* stepped in to buy them out at a much more reasonable, and realistic, price? If the point of the bailout is to stop a run on the bank couldn't we have still prevented the run by being quick with the bankruptcy / buy-out announcements?

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Scot Nationalists' march on Westminster may be GOOD for UK IT

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Re: "... would not seek another referendum ..."

Yup, "steal" is fine. Don't give a monkeys what you want to call it, really. Indeed, perhaps the Greeks should stop being polite about it and just "steal" the Elgin Marbles back and the Australian Aboriginals should just "steal" back their dead from our museums?

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Smart grid security WORSE than we thought

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poison the well

Random and incomplete information has been working for me since the days of the Poll Tax (confusion trumps denial any day). However, I now struggle to remember my real birthday ...

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Visual Studio running on OS X and Linux for free? SO close

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Re: Beware the License Agreement!

"Some features in the software may enable collection of data from users of applications you develop using the software."

What features? That's nuts. Is the compiler inserting code into my apps? Shurely shome mistake ...

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

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Re: Trying to make the internet a little bit safer

Is that you again, Rob Wainwright, with the FUD?

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Bogle

Re: They haven't made it easy

Try TransferWise to avoid the very high bank charges - I could post my referral link but that would be a bit crass. Anyway, it's saved me loads of dosh in the last few years and it works really well.

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Microsoft's three-way only goes one way: Backends merge into Azure App Service

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Re: Cloudy Skies

@101 - you're absolutely right and it is currently stopping a lot of applications being moved to the cloud. There is a way now, though, that will let you perfectly encrypt everything in Azure so that M$ cannot access it, even when they are rubber-hosed by the NSA. 'Key Vault' uses Hardware Security Modules to store your keys so that they never escape the boundaries of the hardware itself.

[http://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/key-vault/?rnd=1]

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Kim Dotcom flails desperately, launches chat service

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In browser

Not required. WebRTC is now available via Firefox [https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/hello/] or Chrome [https://apprtc.appspot.com/]. Free, P2P, encrypted video chat rooms.

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Evernote says goodbye to Hello, shuts lid on Peek

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Re: I am unloved :-(

I don't think it's suitable for business at all as it has no encryption. Plain text, stored on their servers.

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Burglars' delight no more: Immobilise UK secures property list

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FAIL

Lacking nous, methinks

That's basic stuff, right there. I would be extremely wary of ever trusting a mob who fluff it that badly. They quite simply lack the nous to write a halfway decent system.

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Virgin Media CUTS OFF weekend 'net surfers after embarrassing smut-filtering snafu

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Happy

I'm not with stupid

Ha ha ha! That is all.

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Reg slips claws across Nokia's sexy sixties handsets, fondles flagship too

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Re: App gap

The app gap is real, that's a given. There's even an app gap between the daddy, Apple, and Android as the ecosystems are so different.

The two largest groups that are writing apps are either needing to make some money from the app or are supporting something else that makes money. You will struggle to see a return on such a tiny market share as the WP so you won't write for it: that's just business in the same way as many restaurants don't cater for those who don't eat meat. To extend that analogy, your veggie lasagne is equivalent to your mobile website. Your bank may write an app for WP because they have deep pockets and they are competing against other banks for your accounts.

"It's the economy, stupid"

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Me, worry?

The "app gap" is why I don't use a WP myself but I bought one for my wife and now both sets of old folks have them. The cameras are excellent and taking snaps of the grandchildren is a top selling point next to it being a quick, simple phone - snappy performance and a clean UX.

In the case of the old folks, retirees all, the lack of apps is, for me, another feature - now I don't have to worry about what they are loading on there.

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In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

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Re: Clueless

Xamarin at $999/year/developer/platform is a bit pricey, no? Most folks aren't going to chance that and I suspect they aren't going to see a return on the WinPho platform if they do. Is this a popular choice?

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Sonos offers updated music controller to Fandroids for testing

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Re: Confused

@Angry of Scotland I rather like the Android and the Mac controllers but then I'm entirely biased by the whole Sonos experience. I'm really impressed by kit that can set up its own internet bridge, stream to and from my hifi, set up a wireless mesh network for more speakers and then just work. I'm prepared to forgive the odd little idiosyncrasy and, heavens, it's *much* more usable that iTunes!

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Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

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Go

I am shocked

"You'll not be all that surprised to find that these are mostly Western European states that do that social democracy thing. Yes, even us here in the UK."

I am very surprised to discover that I live in a social democracy. I was under the impression it was a constitutional monarchy - only without the constitution.

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British Pregnancy Advice Service fined £200k for Anon hack, data protection breaches

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The buck stops here

You can't go blaming the employees or a contractor. It's the BPAS' site, they're responsible.

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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Happy

A present for Father Jack for when the Toilet Duck runs out?

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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FAIL

Two things. You need a licence for a car, obviously, so strike that rubbish comparison and secondly even a GoPro of 200g dropped 100 foot onto a child's head is going to do some serious, permanent damage. So yes, the consequences could be serious.

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

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Off topic, but the front page of The Grauniad today has a large piece on global warming (and squabbling politicians).

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Scotland to test mobe signals slammer jammer

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Coat

Signal strength

So there'll be no bars in these prisons, eh?

Mine's the one with the suppository sized Nokia 100 in the pocket ... ouch.

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Behind bars

Surely we could just upgrade the buildings with giant Faraday Cages?

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The TRUTH about LEAKY, STALKING, SPYING smartphone applications

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Windows

Re: As a windows phone owner

Windows Phones don't have any apps ... full stop.

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