systemd is many things, but a bootloader ain't one
988 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Re: This is all good, but ...
" you can't stop people using strong encryption; you can't legislate to ensure that vendors compromise cryptosystems"
The IPBill in the UK does exactly this. Might want to https://www.openrightsgroup.org/join/
*China* is ahead
Re: client should never accept a time that's wildly different
"How will DNS help? NTP is not part of DNS."
No one enters NTP address as raw IPs...
Th adapters for the Xperia side charging connector are cheap enough to scatter them around your life:
"However, the only things that make me annoyed in Linux is the lack of a fully working WINE "
It's called VirtualBox.
Re: How is this different?
"you can download Ubuntu binaries directly and run them. "
that doesn't make any thing clear. you're saying they've ported dpkg and all it's dependencies, plus a chuck of the GNU utils ?
Re: 950 MB
According to the file tree on github, it has tcpdump installed. On a car. WTF.
"enshrine citizens' right to to request a 10Mps service from providers."
So it's totally worthless then ? "Right to request" is not the same thing as a USO like having a phone line.
Re: The whole thing is a crock of s**t for everyone
"What's the £200 for? FTTC is self-service now."
call out fee. refunded if it's BT fault.
I'm fairly sure nothing happened to TalkTalk. Some bad press for a time, no real consequences.
"because such things must be kept secret for security"
No, they really mustn't. This sounds like tacit agreement from El Reg disappointedly.
Re: And yet nobody. . .
How so ? They probably bribed or threatened someone in the Bangladesh government, rather than in SWIFT.
"this can have a devastating impact on any company "
Or, indeed, country.
" For one-off notifications like a text message, Android N will now support a direct, in-window reply option, just like with the Wear operating system"
Umm. Signal already does this. On Android 4.
Re: All other eBook content distributors in Eu are now effectively dead
Kobo (W H Smith backed) works wonderfully. Easily freeable from the DRM too, even on Linux, so no worries about your books vanishing if this happens to them.
The new hardware has trendy backlights etc. too.
MOD is shopping to their kickstarter backers now, according to
And you can buy here:
Or you could just use OpenAV and a http://moddevices.com/
Re: Fingers crossed...
"Disclosure: El Reg is a customer of CloudFlare and uses its content-distribution network."
Why don't you use their free SSL and sort out the login form then ?
"The horrible details are here"
No they aren't.
Re: Ah, Arthur C Clarke "half baked ideas"
Can. Never. Unsee.
Re: it depends how it is done
" balk at the 200 quid you need to shell to Verisign for a cert "
LetsEncrypt makes it free. StartSSL are also free (and worked fine before we moved to LE), but more faff.
Re: Actual breach or a loose HDD?
I can't see any evidence that the accounts weren't just hacked into some other way ? Where's the gun, smoking or otherwise pointing at NTL^WVirgin ?
uBlock origin. Smaller, faster than AdBlock, doesn't take money to disable itself.
Re: I don't see the problem
"if your site met the technical constraints then it would be included"
And who draws them up ? And can change them anytime they like ? And who do you complain to if you think it's met and they don't ?
It's a walled garden. Which is bad.
Re: Counting the days
Turn off auto updates and keep it.
" 3 pass DOD bollocks compliant wipe of the returned drives - if the data was properly encrypted they wouldn't need to would they"
If you wipe the encrypted data, you don't have to worry about anyone brute forcing the key.
" you aren't going to hear the ambulance over Metallica"
Re: "without any pesky middle-men such as limbs"
"Until you get to the porch steps."
Dalek's have been able to fly since The Chase. Which was black and white.
Re: Thicko me
The difference between light and shade is several hundred degrees, so it's both.
We're bound to lose some one sooner or later. Hadfield as good as said so during Stargazing Live. And they all know the risks and thing it is worthwhile. Hopefully when (when!) it happens we won't be forced to can the whole thing like with the STS.
Re: 2 points
"Box, post a correction to that post"
no sue ball if "breach criminal law"
As hacking in means breaking the DCMA (or local versions of), that's no help
It'll have to be crack able to be sold in the UK, thanks to the IP Bill...
Re: Have HSBC data centres been flooded?
Isn't that first one where Lotus is : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/20/lotus_f1_data_centre_and_telemetry/?page=4 ?
Re: Didn't understand a word of that
I think MS are saying if you are an adware writer then your program must use published Windows APIs, or else. It's not about ads in-line on the remote web site, but those inserted by a local program.
"Which is all Sky is asking you to do - decide to open up a certain class of content, or decide to leave it blocked."
You are assuming the filter works. It doesnt (it both over blocks non-porn and under blocks actual porn).
No, Microsoft doesn't care enough to tell you.
Re: 90 Day Expiry
That applies to auto mode only. You can use certonly as a normal user
Re: Not quite there yet
That combination works OK here. Maybe your sever isn't sending the intermediate certificate.
So it's like a less capable version of Sublime.
Headline says "all" but it seems to actually require specific features that some providers offer.
"we will restore those settings"
Until when ?
Best source of updates and reasons seems to be Jason's tweet stream!
Sssh ! We're trying to stop them torpedoing the UK tech industry by banning encryption, and getting in the way of security research
My ADSL2 was off the other day when I woke up, despite the OpenReach box having all the right lights. Rebooted that and my router while spending 5 minutes on hold to Zen tech support.
Who took down all the details, spotted it as a cabinet fault and said it was reported.
Two hours later, they *rang me back personally* to report it was fixed, and did I agree.
Compare that to Virgin!