* Posts by Aitor 1

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Crims at vendors could crock kit says ENISA

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This is illegal in Spain

And should be illegal everywhere.

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

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Graphic card

Have one computer with 2GB ram,. and a radeon 4850, 1 GB ram: 100% GPU use on youtube, very slow. Used to be ok.

i5 laptop, 8GB RAM: ok. High GPU use

amd 4350, SSD, 8GB ram, 260x: very low GPU use, fast, crashes a lot, slow javascript.

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Makes sense

Why should I pay money to an artist because I want to have his music (witch I DO pay for) in my cellphone as well ?

They aren't offering any kind of service or good, they just want the money for nothing (and I'm not movind colour tvs..).

We could have discussions about piracy and compensation, but that is different. Here we are talking about charging twice.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Re: Enterprise perspective

IOPS per thread is waht you get if you go to SSD.

I prefer to have the flash inside the server, way faster, but a pain to manage.

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Re: With you on this

Would you rather pay for cancer treatment in the US or the UK? In the UK NHS will pay it..

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Re: Already happening

Dairy road was.. a bit "rowdy".

Right now it has improved a lot, and tearing down the distillery and making flats has improved the zone a lot.

I have some friends living there and it is very nice.

Also, if you go a bit towrds the coop and not in front of the cemetery, most shops are still open.

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Forget Paris: OpenStack is not a cheap alternative to VMware

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Re: VMware versus Hyper V.

Look here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12601

Live migration from one server to another. Windows Server 2008.

As a server side VM I think it is ok.. the only problem I see is licensing.

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FIFTEEN whole dollars on offer for cranky Pentium 4 buyers

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Disagree

It means the consumers can fine badly behaved companies.

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Re: Pentium 4 didn't suck. @Gordan

¿Are you serious?

That would be VERY expensive, as you would have to test all the binaries.. and support them.

When I still made C++ and VB programs, we just compiled for the minimum processor we expected as target. That would be a 486, but with Pentium div bug "fixed". And I'm talking up to 2001, compiling for 486 or Pentium.

This is also the reason why now, at the end of 2014, many programs are still compiled in 32bit: It will work in both 32 and 64 bit worlds, and you just haver to check one of them.

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Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?

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Price?

Maybe the price of your beloved 32TB server is a bit steep... and if it crashes, you lose the info...

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Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8

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Fundamental disagreement

I disagree with Firefox. They think that marking as invalid root certificates from CAs that are known to provide bogus certificates for MIM attacks is not ok.. and have tried to erase that discussion.

Therefore, I just don't trust them, and I prefer my data to be stolen by google...

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Samsung turns off lights on LEDs worldwide – except in South Korea

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Disagree

It's just that CREE has eaten them...

There is money in making leds.. you just have to produce at low cost with good quality.

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Microsoft: Cloud-o-bile still only small slice of softening revenue pie

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Re: Consumer

So now 9,9" chinese windows tablets are THE thing...

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DOUBLE BONK: Fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets

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Re: Not Apple's faust

It is their fault.

It is fundamental to check for duplicates before charging, and to lock the account before charging.

After that, you have to check for duplicates.

The reason is many systems can guarantee that the transaction will happen AT LEAST ONCE (tibco, I'm looking at you), it is your responsability to check that only one is valid.

Happened to me once, years ago, won't happen again.

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

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I agree (mostly)

If we are listening to a broadcast, instead of a ipv4 broadcast we could have ipv6 multicast.

Examples:

http://unfix.org/projects/radio/

Or, you could use a mix of multicast and unicast.

Anyway, using high compression, the problem is (mostly) solved today... the only benefit of using DAB is that you bandwidth.. and it is going to be less important with time..

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China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE

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Re: Because thats what sea life wants!

Talk is cheap.

Please provide a link for a radar than can track AND attack (lock) hundreds of high speed targets.

There are NONE.

Therefore, if you can't track and lock on them, exactly how are you going to intercept them?

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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$100 phones.

wrong.. for 90$ I can get a quad core, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, Sd card, 5" IPS screen, scratch resistant mobile. android 4.4

That is more than good enough, and even cheaper.

If you need good quality GPS/Glonass and 8 cores, and 64GB internal flash, you can get that for 300$.

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Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

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Re: Mastering for iTunes

Problem is, formats like FLAC o Apple LossLess (ALAC) require a lot of space.

1378KB/s is what a CD has.. FLAC (and ALAC, monkey audio etc) can compress to about 670KB/s

Apple offers just 256KB/s bitrate... this means capacity would be reduced by a factor of 8.

A we know that Apple memory is 2.5x more expensive than regular one.. so... no FLAC.

As for SACD, 96 Khz 24 bit.. well, they can't even bother offering decent quality!!

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THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

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Re: Android versions 4.4 and below = 100% of Android devices

And I am un 4.4.2.

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Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

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Similar to mine

I just got a chinese phone.. same Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, bigger & higher resolution screen, and cheaper.

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

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Re: I want a Mac and iPad without OSX/iOS preinstalled... and an Android without Google software

They aren't a monopoly.

With 90% marketshare, Microsoft IS a monopoly in desktops and laptops.

the trick was gaining a big market share and then charging oems per system delivered.. even if it has linux.

therefore, you rest assured thet they will offer Windows, as it is "free".

If they insist on linux, you just have to cut them from "marketing expenses share", etc, and they will pay 15/30$ more per laptop.. effectively halving their benefit on cheap computers.

Intel did even worse things, but all of this is history, you can check it.

Note; I do like windows 8.1, and paid for it...

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SAN-free, NAS-free? Scottish PHDs lift kilt on how they'll pull storage out of the aether

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Re: Anonymous Celt

Let's be fair.

If Scotland doen't get the pound and 10% of the bank of England, etc, you can't blame them for not accepting the debt: you get both or none!!

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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No SQL?

Terrible.

It has its advantages: speed, reliability, etc.

But, if you have functional problems in your system and you have to repair some "non expected use cases".. it is a real pain.

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Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Re: No Excuse

CAs are also known to to provide false keys to "law enforcement and similar clients".. so statesalready have the keys for MiM attacks..

As for Mozilla... well, they decided not to ban CAs that participate in MiM attacks by security forces, delete posts in forums about it, etc.

While I agree that at some point they should all be 2048 bits.. they are trying to fix something that is NOT the problems. The CAs are the problem.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Illegal sites?

The thing is... they are illegal where?

If a judge has determined that they are illegal, I agree with them: they should be removed in that country.

If they complain that a website is illegal because it allegedly contains illegal material and/or links to such material.. no way... a judge has to decide.

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

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Re: Fine should be much smaller

It shoud be 5-10K per person.

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Re: Sir

I can tell you that driving over a cyclist on a straight road is cheaper...

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

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Re: A new definition of 'trusted'

Waht they are saying, is that they have no idea how they got the user/password, but they do know that they patched the systems for heartbleed on JUNE.

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Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

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Problem?

He have to dump current certs.

Have 3-4 of them, on an independent country (swiss ppl maybe?), and if they leak the certs, dump them.

Otherwise, this "https" shit is that, shit.

Many big cos spy on their employees because they have systems that use bogus certs for MiM attacks. Law enforcement? They also have that. Some crooks also have it, as it really is in the wild.

So, me can't rely on todays CERTs. Fix that, and use certs for everything, and it is a done thing.

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Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Re: No problem at all.

Is it worth 300 quid?

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Re: 1000 quid!

I will weight more.

The base model has an OK pricing. I would say maybe even good.

The problem comes with the "upgrades".. it is plain stealing...

My missus dropped water on her laptop, and I was able to repair it buying a new (all integrated) keyboard on amazon.. 18 quid as it is an OEM part (the "equivalent" was just 8). Good luck with that problem and an Apple laptop.

Also, my mother in law has had many problems with her iToys.. apple refuses to honour US battery recalls in europe, for example.

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Nuke regulator hacked three times in three years

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Bullshit

If you get into their computers, the very least you can get is how they operate.

Then, you can also infect their computers so their systems place nasty targeted malware into sticks, etc etc.

It WILL get to the systems.. just ask the Iranians..

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Easy

thunderbird+ldap+mozilla lightning.

As you say, there are a TON of solutions.

Either complete incompetence, or someone decided to get a little money on the side.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: 20th century

I would say that automated testing (including regression) is not working ok for them... and that makes you wonder what else is slipping...

It is very difficult AND expensive to corectly test everything.. and if it is for me (an we have limited interfaces and SW collisions) the OS is even more difficult...

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

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Self promoting?

Anyway, you are just proving what I guessed. Thank you for it!

The AAs and AAAs I use today are all low discharge rechargeables,

Not only they a rechargeable, but last double with low discharge currents and 4x or more in high discharge.

They cost about 2 pounds each.. and if you have a good charger, that is the way to go.

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Dead Steve Jobs sued by own shareholders in no-poach pact brouhaha

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Re: "widely respected businessmen"

But he had the gut to say himself that he was a bad person.

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Please refrain from NAT66

If you must, please read this lively discussion we have some years ago:

http://networkingnerd.net/2011/12/01/whats-the-point-of-nat66/

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NAT 66?

This discussion should be DEAD years ago.

NAT66 provides NOTHING.

Just give an IP and block incoming internet traffic, there, solved it for you.

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Fifteen countries KO'd in malware one-two punch

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Re: UTC +4

I would say it came from Georgia.. but not the Georgian government.

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Remember Palm's WebOS? LG does – check out its smart TVs

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Smart for LG

Is to track what you do:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/20/lg_smart_tv_data_collection/

Also, now you either consent to being tracked (a.k.a spied upon) or no smart tv for you:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/21/lg-admits-smart-tv-data-collection/

So only dumb people buy smart LG tvs... or maybe uninformed ppl.

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Resistance is not futile: Here's a cookie sheet of luke-warm RRAM that proves it

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Au or PT

That is EXPENSIVE

I just bought a platinum ring for my GF and I can tell.. 1500$/Oz -> about 50$ per GRAM.

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Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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Re: ISP level caches are surely one of the first things

I guess we should also ban https, as it can't be cached...

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Report: Beijing watchdog reckons chip-slinger Qualcomm has monopoly in China

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Re: The Chinese government is striking against US companies it can't beat

Mediatek?

Cheaper, almost as powerful.. but terrible GPS, single channel and nointegrated 4G.

I know they just introduced MT6595 and MT6795 .. but too late...

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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Re: Paper shortages

Rolemaster rocks. I played MANY long campaigns using it,

The problem is.. we ran out of players. We just have 2 qualified players.. the usual GM an me (the backup or short campaign GM). The rest of them either don't want to learn the rules or don't have time with the kids, etc.

So no RM for me.

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Re: Paper shortages

Most pple who still play that I know play Pathfinder...

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Wham, bam, thank you NAND: SanDisk SSD sales soar

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Re: 4TB SSD's

SATA? It is a big limit for SSDs.

First they moved to PCIe and now to DIMMs.. SATA is way too slow.

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

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Re: It's due to cost

Looks expensive, but is about 30-40 quid. for them.

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Travellers checks

Those I would never accept payment with.. they can be forged.

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Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips - reports

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Re: CPU the only risk?

You might even have luck, build all of those yourself.. and then be stuck with a security flaw.

As you have "secrecy" and noone checks your microcode/firmware, there you have it: a good backdoor you created... without knowing it.

So you can:

-Expend a massive amount of maney to make your systems secure. A keep expending for a long time.

-Reduce features: you crip yourself.

-Assume it is unsecure. It kind of defeats the initial purpose.

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Re: Don't believe everything you read in the papers or on the interwebs

The idea ,I guess, is to do the design and have them built at a foundry.

While it would work, I think it is plain stupid to do so when your economy is so small.. it is way better to use OTS tech..

Of course, to be sure about HW backdoors, you would need to make the boards and some components yourself.. good luck with that if you don't have the volume the chinese have...

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