159 posts • joined 15 Dec 2008
theft in plain sight.
If you read the forum linked in the article, there's a comment with a link to the blockchain address of the wallet containing the stolen BTC. Perhaps someone with greater bitcoin knowledge than me can explain why it's possible to steal coins while they remain in plain sight?
"Richard Broadley is ... 12th most active contributor to the Bitcoin protocol ... He is one of a number of people who contacted The Reg to ask what to do if they had lost their Bitcoins"
..and there's the problem with bitcoin. If one of the guys writing the code doesn't understand it, what chance does anyone else have?
Re: Send reg reporters on an engineering refresher
No headstock, no tailstock, not a lathe.
Re: Fuck a duck...
I blame apple. I bet it's got rounded corners
Try fitting THAT in the margins, math wonks
Actually, assuming a A4 sheet with a 1" margin, and a areal density of 500Gbpsi, you can fit 730GB into the margin.
I see what they did there.
because the average luser will just draw round their house.
I look forward to seeing the 80x24 terminal implementation.
Tried reading the telegraph article but it's the usual Apple fanboy treacle.
Any article about computing history where "IBM PC" is misspelt as "ICM PC" is highly suspect anyway.
Re: Piano / Computer
That's a mitchell and webb sketch, from one of their radio series.
80 days... is that all?
You've got to wonder what sort of testing has been done on an enterprise product that reliably crashes after 80 days uptime.
... a member of the legal profession will be along presently...
What's the difference between a photon that's been emitted by the wall as opposed to reflected by it, then?
Re: My router hack is cheaper and foolproof
This is known as a 'rubber hose' attack..
Re: still crap, try harder
and perhaps you missed the "S" in Serial. How many lines does that require again?
still crap, try harder
I'd have thought the obvious design would be a round connector which would have no orientation requirements at all - e.g. a headphone jack type of thing. Or did I miss something?
I've had a synology ds413j for a while and while fundamentally it's a great piece of kit, I would strongly advise anybody buying one of their NAS boxes to avoid the 128MB models, and those with slower CPUs. The web interface is too slow to be usable. For those of you using squeezeboxes, the server software is great, but won't fit properly into such a small amount of RAM either.
Re: Doubt it
...but tapes and disks aren't the same thing.
ssd's will replace rotating disks because they *are* the same thing.
all down to $/GB
Rotating hard disks will last as long as their advantage in price and density does.
It will be interesting to see what the traditional storage manufacturers do in response to cheaper, denser SSDs. Have they been holding anything back?
the problem is...
.. that this is a report on consumer grade drives being run in a datacenter operation - i.e. 24x7 at constant (presumably good) temperature and with low to zero accesses occurring. Which doesn't match what happens in a consumer device. e.g. Typically a PC gets turned on, and the cold drive is immediately thrashed senseless by an OS and apps starting, used for some amount of time and then shut down again later. Presumably a /typical/ consumer drive spends most of its time powered off.
spot the yum jockey
"it is still a somewhat manual process to unpack and install, but I was able to do so within 12 minutes on a few boxes.."
> put a fucking microphone in the water
That would be a hydrophone then.
that is all.
you missed the opportunity
for a headline along the lines of "tenda backdoor probed"
modern life is rubbish
I was using the BBC radio player app alarm feature until recently on my android tablet, which sits in a dock near the bed. Most recently, it woke at 7.00 one morning as usual, started playing radio 4, at which point the availability of the network connection clearly prompted the thing to opportunistically check for updates, which it found - specifically one for the BBC radio player, which was then promptly partially uninstalled before failing to update... all in all leaving me with about 5s of alarm. Which wasn't enough. I woke an hour late with a vague recollection of the events.
> Booby-trapped documents associated with the attack include an announcement for a joint US-Mongolia military exercise called Khaan Quest 2014.
Re: Seems mildly relevant.
prior art, I'd say!
96kHz? Is that it?
Gigabytes of space going begging on a BD disk and we get a doubling of sample rate from the 30 year old CD standard.
Needs to have ultra high resolution, 2.0 and multichannel versions of the music, plus lyrics, high resolution album art, promotional videos, photos, making of... and anything else they can think of putting on there. Try harder. Or don't have my money.
Re: Permanent 4 wheel drive
> Next time it snows take your foot off the beans around a roundabout. I was going slowly but I incorrectly went for a gear change and suddenly a had car that started to oversteer.
Well, snow has a way of magnifying your mistakes. Lift-off oversteer is a known effect on many different configurations of car. Changing gear on a corner is a mistake in any event. As a biker, it's a complete no-no. I don't see where quattro, torsen or anything else could help you if you attempt a gear change on a roundabout in the snow. You probably just need a bucket of tinsel and some patchwork trousers :)
Re: Permanent 4 wheel drive
Actually it's better than that, on newer generations there's an input from the throttle position sensor and more torque is sent to the back wheels if there is potential for loss of traction - i.e. you've stepped on the gas.
In the event that you do unexpectedly lose front traction, I believe it's a 1/7th rotation of the wheel before it's detected and the haldex does its thing.
Re: Permanent 4 wheel drive
I had a A3 3.2L with 2nd gen haldex until about 4 months ago, and before that a couple of other gen 1 cars. I was always sceptical about how much power was reaching the rear wheels until the haldex diff died. Then I entered a world of spinning front wheels, torque steer, and general fear and loathing, especially in the wet. In the snow last winter, before the diff failed, and with some half decent winter tyres on (Avon ice touring ST) my weekly commute from Dorset to even snowier Belgium was a breeze.
My experience with haldex is that the only time I was aware of the transmission "shuffling the power around" was when I was pushing far too hard. And the limits of the car's grip and traction were very high.
the medical staff still went to work that day, and the patients still turned up, with appointment letters in hand, and were turned away because "computer says no"?
WTF, why not send them in? What have I missed?
Surely the rdrand thing is trivial to prove or disprove by writing a small piece of code to call it a few million times, and look for low entropy in the results..?
Nothing tempting me away from my nexus 4 there.
Re: I've got one in brand new condition
Yep but it was super cheap, so I took a risk.
First and last time I fell for Apple hype.
I've got one in brand new condition
Bought it in 1996. It was so unusably crap I chucked it in the loft after a couple of weeks trying to make sense of it. It's still there, and works - I fired it up a couple of years ago, and it's still junk, even with the rose tinted specs on.
Re: Moore's Law has been dead for years.
> If Moore's Law was really still in effect, we would all have 50ghz CPUs today, instead we have roughly the same speed as 2006, just with 8 cores.
Moore's law predicts a doubling of transistors on a chip. Nothing to do with clock speed.
You tosspot. What's the price of someones watch got to do with self respect?
Anyway, the Casio F-91W is an icon! Classic design and extremely functional IMO. I own an automatic omega, and it's heavy, innaccurate and a liability. The Casio kicks it's backside in every single aspect apart from bling factor.
"it’s funny how quickly old habits start to kick in, as I wound back a slightly slack pre-recorded tape with my little finger pressed against the sprocket, without giving it a second thought"
I don't know whether anyone else found this, but the classic BIC pen is a perfect fit for the spools. For those of us who were unwilling to spend precious battery life rewinding tapes in their personal stereo, you could simply skewer the cassette with the hexagonal pen and whirl it round for a minute or so until you'd manually rewound the tape.
I don't understand the current compact cassette nostalgia wave. I hated the damn things, I can only assume those who like them never had to really use them back in the day. Thank $deity for digital music players.
Re: Nokia submarines
> Would punters break any laws if they bought a Windows phone just to root out Windows and run other software on it?
No laws worth the paper they're written on. If I buy a piece of hardware, I'll run what the hell I like on it.
In other news..
Whitehall are said to be funding a hydraulic gate slamming mechanism which will be fitted to all stable doors for activation in the case of any horses bolting.
This icon ------>
LOL, yep my irony detector was completely offline.
I will indeed get my coat now.
Sobriety is not working out for me, I'm off to buy some beer.
You dozy plonker.
The quotes from the astronaut describing the issue in first person should have given you a clue that he survived to tell you the tale.
Plus, this story was in the news a while back.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23339578
> And there is, of course, that one throat to choke. How much would you pay for that?
Quite a lot if your name is Charles Saatchi.
Re: what could possible go wrong?
> You are perhaps thinking of something with the thickness of air conditioning ducting?
And you're perhaps thinking that US gun ownership stops at 9mm handguns :)
what could possible go wrong?
A metal tube, with a partial vacuum, and capsules full of squashy humans travelling at 760mph, 30s apart through deserted countryside. It's not as if our gun-toting friends are known for say, taking pot shots at things....
Need to pull over -1g for the whole 30s to avoid a collision, if one stopped suddenly. That's a long time especially for a yank who's pushed a greasy burger, fries, and a litre of fizzy coke down his gullet just before hopping in.
For us microsoft dislikers, this is pure entertainment. Pull up a chair, open a beer and watch.
To paraphrase Clarkson: more fun than watching the entire french air force crash into a fireworks factory
and how did Sony get the customer's information?
I'm thinking back to the rootkits that Sony were deliberately distributing in their media not so long ago....
Smells of IBM desperation to me. They're not in the game of giving anything away for free. Apparently they think the only chance they have of a future for power is to attempt to get traction with the open source crowd.
low latency is good
Since you'll need to swap to these things since you pulled half your memory out to make way for them.
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