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* Posts by Peter 51

7 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009

Java, Adobe vulns blamed for Windows malware mayhem

Peter 51
FAIL

The joys of running plugins without being asked

I've lost two XP machines to drive by infections. Now with Flashblock and Foxit Reader instead of Adobe on Win 7 I'm *slightly* more confident, but what I really want it the equivilent of flashblock for all 3rd part plugin content. I really don't think there's a problem in asking me whether I want to load something or not ... that way I'd know if it was in response to something I'd clicked on.

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US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy

Peter 51
FAIL

Just the domain names?

If they haven't confiscated the servers only the domain name, then it'll be trivial to point another name at the sites IP. DNS 101.

I hope this operation didn't cost lots of money.

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Maude calls for public choice on open data

Peter 51
Black Helicopters

Maps

Ordnance Survey Maps. Release them, I dare you.

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Terence Conran slams 'appalling' Olympic mascots

Peter 51
Thumb Up

Erm, they're not bad at all

As someone who thinks the logo was a great big pile of poo, the mascots came as a pleasant surprise. Visually interesting, original and given the video with then in, expressive.

Much better than yet another anthropomorphised lion or bulldog as some commentators seem to be suggesting.

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Windows 95 to Windows 7: How Microsoft lost its vision

Peter 51

@ Grant Alexander

NT 3.1

NT 3.5

NT 4.0

Windows 2000 (NT 5.0)

Windows XP (NT 5.1)

Windows Vista (NT 6)

Windows 7

Windows 7 follows the NT OS version number, of which 3.1, 3.11 for workgroups, 95, 98 and ME were never a part of.

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Guns N' Roses blogger dodges time in slammer

Peter 51

hmm

I'd rather take the jail time I think.

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Daily Mail launches McKinnon campaign

Peter 51
Dead Vulture

Re: Excuse me but...

"I will have to make myself a cup of tea and settle in for this scintillating discussion which I've only witnessed 32 times this year."

Well, if you don't like your site doing a Mckinnon article every other week, imagine how we feel :(

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