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* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

822 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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Re: If the touchscreen packs up in the wet,

No. Wipe the screen.

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Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape

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Re: Awesome band.

Triangle man was about wrestling wasn't it ? Bless Loony Tunes !

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Twitter, Cloudflare kill SSL 3.0 ... and here's how YOU CAN TOO

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Run the web site through the excellent SSLLabs scanner and see what's wrong.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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"Since the transmission began as IP, and a smartphone already has a high bandwidth IP path, why not just miss out the bit in the middle?"

Cost. Most people don't have enough bandwidth in their bundle to stream radio.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: Harvey's law

You know you can run SSH over HTTP right ? So straight through proxies ?

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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I stopped reading the review when it was clear the author hadn't even tried to follow the basics. They didn't bring the nukes to kill the space dragon. They didn't even know it was a space dragon causing the mass; they just wanted to blow the moon out of orbit.

Basic energy-to-mass conversion can explain the mass increase.

It was a great episode. Who is sci-fi-light. Get over it. It always has been.

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

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Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist

And the ebooks are DRM'd too.

Come find out why this is an issue (Manchester) when Cory Doctorow speaks : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/191668012/

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Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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Smart meters any one ?

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Scan in my bank card ?!? *Whuh*.

In the rare occasions I'm in a shop who know what contactless payment is, and have a working reader, then my normal bank card works fine. Why would I want to flash a 600 quid phone ?

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Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone

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Is it too late to get your ass to Manchester to tell Labour what you think ?

http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/202277812/

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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gog.com had it on offer recently. it's not very much money even now.

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DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

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"You'd think an ISP could do better,"

Yes, I would, but NTL are a media company, no wonder they bought the 'Virgin Media' name. Bit of a hint.

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Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

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Re: the latest and greatest

Almost none of the gaming market needs a discrete GPU. "Hard core" gamers are a tiny tiny fraction.

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Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays

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Where else can I put my shit that's controlled by me then ?

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YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Intel, HyTrust geo-fence wandering virty servers

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If I have enough money to invest in stealing your golden images, I have enough money to build a cheap GPS blocker. Or will TXT fail to boot my server if there's a bird between it and the GPS satellite ? What, it doesn't do location using GPS ? Open to spoofing then.

Fail.

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Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please

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wtf

" only then to see readers pass on dedicated ebook gadgets "

I rather enjoy not having to charge my Kobo for weeks and weeks at a time.

Vs. my tablet which always seems to be flat.

Guess which one goes on holiday with me !

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Visual Studio Online goes titsup as Microsoft wrestles with database

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According to that status page, auto-scaling has bee broken for two weeks now as well.

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Intel disables hot new TSX tech in early Broadwells and Haswells

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BIOS update ?

It's a CPU microcode update isn't it ?

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Intel admits: Broadwell Core M chip looking a bit thin, no fans found at all

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Re: "devices with batteries that are half the size but deliver double the run times"

Aye; although Intel is worse than AMD, we're still screwed till someone sorts out display technology.

And I'd still rather have a same-sized but four times longer lasting battery, thanks, much like how I don't need yet another thin phone which barely lasts a day.

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China cracks down on instant messengers: Users must hand over REAL NAMES

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Re: Real user names??

Google+ doesn't have that policy any more.

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Oracle Database 12c's data redaction security smashed live on stage

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Re: Hmmm not so sure

Indeed. Oracle's own docs (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/options/advanced-security/advanced-security-wp-12c-1896139.pdf) say "Data Redaction does not prevent

privileged users from connecting directly to the database and running ad hoc queries that back into pieces of sensitive data ( ie. it does not stop exhaustive ad hoc queries or other inference attack ). "

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Flying United Airlines? If you could just scan your passport with your phone, that'd be great

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Re: RFTM

You can already check-in online and go directly to the gate area (with hand luggage). You can even drop suitcases off the day before.

None of this needs a photo of a (my ?) passport to be taken by anyone.

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"That is not to say, however, that you can now leave your paper passport at home. The phone image will not pass for TSA identification "

So what exactly is the point ?

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Tiny steps: HTTP 2.0 WG looks for consensus

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Apparently, HTTP2 still has the 'allow interception by default' privacy-destroying auto-proxy 'feature' too...

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Ethicists say Facebook's experiments not SO creepy

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What about OKCupid who deliberately sent people on dates with people who they weren't compatabile with ? That's the opposite of the service they payed for...

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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"“Sharing a proportion of your wi-fi with Fon is safe and secure as any external usage is sent through a separate channel on your BT Home Hub meaning your activity stays private,"

So we wont be arresting people who run Tor exit nodes then ? Who wants to be *that* test case...

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Still bust here (Manchester)

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: Flash on Linux

Gnash fails to run just about every non-trivial Flash app I've slung at it.

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Intel, Ford: Project Mobii will harpoon unsafe, unauthorized drivers

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DARYL

Seems like all the antitheft and so on is defeatable with chewing gum. Their not stupid enough to make this joke default to not starting, right ?

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Shift over, TV firms: LTE Broadcast will nuke current mobile telly tech

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Re: Think motorsport

That's what the Kangeroo system you used to be able to get for F1 did. But Bernie kicked them out and no one else has stepped in. Maybe there is no market after all ?

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IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Re: BT

BT sell football for a living, internet access is an extra...

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Re: hahahaha

No.... having every device in your house internet routeable by default is not a secure plan...

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Xamarin: Design an app for Windows, iOS and Android ... from one codebase?

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Re: Adobe?

Adobe AIR did and still does, when paired with Apache Flex allow this. It's incorrect for the article to state "It is not possible to develop native code for iOS without using a Mac to compile and build" as I've built .dpg on Windows.

You only need a Mac to upload to the App Store right at the end because Apple are cocks.

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

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Re: Whoa there

"In terms of functionality, TrueCrypt fell somewhere between EFS and Bitlocker. It allowed you to have a single BLOB containing many things, but that BLOB could not contain your host operating system."

Wrong. TrueCrypt provides full (hard) disk encryption.

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How to strip pesky copyright watermarks from photos ... says a FACEBOOK photo bod

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Post removed, Google cache : http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e42hUS4OyLAJ:www.jessechen.net/blog/freeing-your-online-graduation-pictures/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=ubuntu

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Google clamps down on rogue Chrome plugins and extensions

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Re: Conflict of Interest?

Or turn on developer mode and use an unpacked extension, which bypasses the restriction.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: internet bank...

Barclays dongle has already been cracked - you can pre-generate a roll of numbers to take away with you.

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Feature-phones aren't dead, Moto – oldsters still need them

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Re: Background?

Pad, not screen.

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Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches

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"Upshot - if Lavaboom does not have my keys as they reside with me (outside of Germany), am I not safe? "

Nope, you have the Hushmail problem - they can (and were) forced to deliver malicious code when certain people logged in that saved plain text versions.

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Amazon buys Comixology for content crossover capers

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Maybe they'll finally do an MP3 and go DRM free to save the expense of whack-a-mole with lawyers...

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Not just websites hit by OpenSSL's Heartbleed – PCs, phones and more under threat

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malloc() on your platform might, but openSSL have their own wrappers around it, and cache the allocations before calling down to the O/S, so it neatly sidesteps that protection.

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'Yahoo! Breaks! Every! Mailing! List! In! The! World!' says email guru

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Err, so isn't the fix that MailMan etc. need to rewrite the DMARC/SPF headers ?

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Steelie Neelie secures MEPs' support for 'net neutrality' – in principle

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Re: Net neutrality nonsense

" traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference, independent of the sender, receiver, type, content, device, service or application"

So spam filtering is against the law then ?

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No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!

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Re: Pointless wrangling

"I would only buy an ebook if I knew for certain that I can strip it clean of DRM. No matter what the legislation says."

This. I want my book to last longer than one company, tyvm. Hence a Kobo and a copy of WINE for Adobe's Digital Editions and some Python. Win.

There was some fuss about Adobe forcing a quick-march upgrade on the publishers to a version that didn't WINE. VirtualBox would be required then I suppose.

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: Good performance? Scalable?

"Of course Java is going to be slower, C++ is compiled to machine code for the CPU it's running under.. not byte-code ran in a VM that's different to the host CPU!"

Come back when you understand how modern JVMs work. Wikipedia hint: JIT

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Mastercard, Syniverse target holiday payment security with mobile verification system

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"Finally, if going abroad give the customers an easy way to inform the bank, we are going to be in country X between Y and Z."

Barclays let you do this online. Which is probably why they didn't panic and send me a SMS alert when I payed the builder in cash the other week...

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Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Because it doesn't send a message, in terms of cold hard cash, that you do not want your internet censored.

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Zen FTW

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

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Discuss all this and more with Phil Booth in person this Tuesday in Manchester : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/164318842/

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Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand 'urgent' NHS England talks

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Re: I doubt that you ticked opt out

Although https://www.faxyourgp.com/ makes it even easier.

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