* Posts by Snowy

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So what exactly sits behind Google’s Nearline storage service?

Snowy

Re: Google uses their scrap drives

Considering they are always buying some more new gear not sure they will run out of old gear.

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

Snowy

Must do better.

[quote]Fiat Chrysler Automotive – manufacturers of the Jeep Cherokee – were aware of the hack before it was demonstrated and had already released firmware patches for vulnerable vehicles.[/quote]

Yes but if you keep quite about the problem how many cars are running the old firmware. A quick search shows that while the fix is relativity easy I can not see a recall to fix this problem.

[quote] “To FCA’s knowledge, there has not been a single real world incident of an unlawful or unauthorised remote hack into any FCA vehicle,” Fiat Chrysler said.[/quote]

They may as well have said "To FCA’s knowledge, no one is dead yet."

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2015 Fiat 500 fashionista, complete with facelift

Snowy

Urban I understand but is extra urban?

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KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking Team raid

Snowy

So they will be a patch next week, I wonder what other stuff they are going to also install with the patch.

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Google – you DO control your search results, thunders Canadian court

Snowy

So...

Google is in court but what of the other search engines out there?

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Activist shareholder Elliott spotted lurking on Citrix parade route with rain cannon

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WTF?

If...

You do not like how the company is run do not buy shares it in.

While the "plan" he as may increase the short term share price it may not do much for the companies long term survival.

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Bring on the Music, Apple: Spotify ups the ante - and money pot

Snowy

Interesting...

Similar to the Spotify app, Apple Music will release its pre-installed music service for $10 a month when iPhone customers upgrade their mobes to the latest version of iOS.

Using their large user base to move into a new market!, surely that is anti competitive and there should be a option to install a different music service instead, a bit like Microsoft where made to do with Explorer.

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Nokia getting there with HERE as rivals talk up price

Snowy

Re: Worth as much as 6 billion?

Was thinking along the same line, but a 2 billion dollars lose it better than the 6 billion dollars it looked like they could have lost if they had sold it the first time.

I also wonder what else the company got when they purchased Navteq for $8.1bn but is not part of the potential sale (some interesting patents?)

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Nissan CEO: Get ready, our auto-wagons will be ready by 2020

Snowy

Yes but no, okay maybe...

Except a vehicle which does not accommodate for human control is not something the auto-maker is considering at the moment, which to me means they are not developing a driverless car!

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Welsh police force fined £160,000 after losing sensitive video interview

Snowy

Re: Silly

Peope who are the victims of the data lose should get most of the money from the fine rather than the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). The costs of the ICO is already covered from our taxes so it is not like it needs the money to do its job.

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Tesco tries to talk Tesco Mobile up from 'Value' to 'Finest' ahead of sale

Snowy

The losses look a little low I'm sure Tesco would love to have just lost £6.4m rather than the £6.4bn it did loss.

I would have used Send corrections but that link needs you to have a email program set up and I do all mind via a web interface.

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Online retail giant Amazon GOES TITSUP ACROSS EUROPE

Snowy

8PM

and it is working for me

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Gleeful Apple and Microsoft bathe in bathfuls of debt

Snowy

Re: This is a side effect of Bush's corporate tax holiday a decade ago

Have an up vote, shame I can only vote once.

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They've finally solved it: Schrödinger's cat is both ALIVE AND DEAD

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Alert

or there is

The whole of "creation" is a simulation and the problems with quantum physics is just where the simulation break down due to the computational limits of the system running the simulation.

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Samsung gets KINKY with new Galaxy in 50 SHADES OF GREY

Snowy

Looks like a fork

Maybe it is to represent what they are going to do with the software rather than the product they are launching...

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Universal Pictures told off for scaring kids with nasty vid

Snowy

Why make it difficult.

It is not hard just cap the ad rating based on the rating of the video, assume not rated videos are suitable for all ages. So adult ads would only been seen for video that as been rated for adults.

Edit if the ad is unrated assume it is adult.

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EU Google-bashing is making us look really bad, say Google bashers

Snowy

Re: Be careful what you wish for

Then Apple and it's Phone and media (Music, Film and books) business.

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Intel offers ingenious piece of 10TB 3D NAND chippery

Snowy

Very nice, but...

They still have the problem of write wear?, if so spinning rush will be around for a bit longer.

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Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!

Snowy

Re: So...

BT mail is not free

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Google Contributor: Ad-block killer – or proof NO ONE will pay for news?

Snowy

If I was paying for the site I would want ads gone completely not replace by any "This was an add thank you". The removal of Ads gives more screen for the content which you would be paying for the the pat on the back which you paid for.

Also ads can run far to many scripts (doing far to many things) which do too many things which is why people run ad blockers in the first place.

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Google hopes to cure its 'flu sneezes

Snowy

Re: Planet Appears to have Wobbled Again

Not even with honey...

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Google’s dot-com forget-me-not bomb: EU court still aiming at giant

Snowy

Re: Hmmmm I await the Rumble in the Jungle --->

Nothing to do with free speech, does not stop people saying anything just makes it hard for people to listen. Free speech is not the same as a right to be heard.

Having said that if the information is outdated or wrong they should go after that rather than the link to the information. Seems to me they are going after the low hanging fruit, seeing that it seems a lot easier to get the link removed rather than the information it links to.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

Snowy

Re: "Serious Crime Bill"?

The video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2k1iRD2f-c (first part of it) or the remake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JSahEDRjvw

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Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says

Snowy

None have expandable memory

If anything is expandable it is the storage space. When you computer has a 1 TB Hard drive you do not say it has 1 TB of memory but 1 TB of storage, so why does this get mixed up with Tablets and phones?

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SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

Snowy

I wonder

How many researchers are going to look at other quite obscure features that are rarely used for other security vulnerabilities, I know if I was one I would be.

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

Snowy

Yes most apps want to many permissions

Take the Arriva Bus App on Android for example it wants

Version 1.1.3 can access:

Location

approximate location (network-based)

precise location (GPS and network-based)

Photos / Media / Files

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

test access to protected storage

Camera / Microphone

take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

view Wi-Fi connections

Other

read Google service configuration

full network access

view network connections

Okay a network connection and location I can understand but the rest no.

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Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'

Snowy

Re: Why?

Blackmail maybe?

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Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

Snowy

Re: Reall???!!!

Same as down the bottom of our road, right in the middle of the cabled area, an estate of 100+ houses got built about 2 years ago and they have no wired them up yet. They also get lots of glossy brochures about just how wonderful life would be if only I'd sign up!!!

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Ad biz now has one less excuse to sponsor freetards and filth

Snowy

I could accept adds if...

They did not try and run scripts in them and they could guarantee them not to contain things that could compromise my system. Until then adblock stays.

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EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'

Snowy

but

If the content they link is what they want forgotten then they should have that removed before the link is removed from the index.

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10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire

Snowy

If your going to upgrade to fibre the connection to the street cabinet why not go the whole way and put in a new wire to the property.

It is a very nice idea but the cable is too short, the amount of money spent trying to get more down the "antiquated copper wiring" could have replaced it with something better well able to carry greater data.

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Windows users: You get a patch! And you get a patch! And you get a patch! Everybody gets...

Snowy

If you are patching Internet Explorer covering versions seven to 11 why do the operating system it is run on matter?

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Surprise Android 'KitKat' update fixes nasty OpenSSL vuln

Snowy

My Nexus 7 only updated to 4.4.3 today, but my Nexus 4 update more then 2 weeks ago.

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Apple: We'll tailor Swift to be a fast new programming language

Snowy

The name...

Would be good if they used a new name for their new programming language rather than one used by someone else's programming language. No one check the name to see if it was already in use?

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US citizens want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one – Yale poll

Snowy

US citizens may want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one, but they do not want to pay the price for it. Like they want jobs to be on shored but are unwilling to pay any extra for this to happen, just look at

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/30/motorola_to_close_texas_factory/

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

Snowy

The problem is made worse by any site you want to buy stuff from also wants you to register with rather than just sell you stuff.

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Australian government apps access smartmobe cams but 'don't film you'

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Re: Major overhaul needed

I 100% agree with your whole post, only problem I have is I can only give you one up vote.

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Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

Snowy

Re: Well just to balance things out.

Yes but when it does balance out your going to pay a higher price for the under charged units, prices only go up not down. So while you save in the short run it is going to cost you more in the end.

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Bill Gates is BACK... as CHIEF RICH human of PLANET EARTH

Snowy

Re: Toilets

Which is exactly what Bill said in the build up to the AMA on reddit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZnmpDrjtDc, it is the first one he answers.

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Play.com tech titan snaps up 'VoIP-tastic WhatsApp' firm Viber

Snowy

Not bought anything since they got sold either.

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

Snowy

From a UK point of view all them speeds are rather slow.

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

Snowy

If you think is has bugs in it, it is a beta not a release candidate.

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Icahn rallies the troops to pump Apple for cash at next shareholder meeting

Snowy

Yes there is a nice big cash reserve but if it is offshore they can not use it to buy share until they pay taxes on it.

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Digital GIANTS in BLOODY battle to put your EYEBALLS in a JAR

Snowy

I rather like FaGame. So many other things you can get Fa to stand for, but the cleanest and maybe the most apt one was Fee Agreement.

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Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

Snowy

The problem Apple has is most of the cash mountain is offshore to use it they would have to take it back to America and pay tax on it.

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A $17.3bn fine, you say? Samsung begs for five-year patent war truce

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Top chip baker: Rough times, high costs, tech hurdles ahead

Snowy

Group III are characterized by having three electrons in their outer energy levels (valence layers). Group V has the defining characteristic that all the component elements have 5 electrons in their outermost shell,

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

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Re: Has Microsoft forgotten already the "Flight" fiasco?

To stop apps updating over 3g just set your phone to only update over Wi-Fi

Start the play store and select settings, there is an option to Update over Wi-Fi only.

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Snowy
Mushroom

Always on, I'm not buying your next console #dealwiththat

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iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

Snowy
Mushroom

Looks like they are copying Nintendo again just like they did with the Wii remote (move). Which is funny has they dismissed both of the ideas saying they where not going to work.

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