* Posts by moiety

1765 posts • joined 28 Aug 2009

Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

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I didn't link them up mostly because I just couldn't be arsed. Also as this is a tech forum with a higher-than-normal paranoia ratio people can see the text and know that they're not being interfered with, with a dodgy link.

Also anyone who is contemplating video embedding using HTML5 is probably capable of highlighting the link and hitting CTRL C-T-V (or whatever the equivalent in your browser is).

To be completely honest, I didn't really consider mobile users because it's not the sort of operation that you would do from a phone if you have any choice in the matter.

I aim to please, however so:

Chunk of code that will drop the 3 video formats into the appropriate browser seamlessly and also offers downloads for those with older browsers

A free conversion thing that works on Win/Mac to generate your 3 video flavours

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This helps with the embedding video with HTML5:

http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody

...and this helps to convert to the 3 formats you need to cover all browsers:

http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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So couldn't they find a tennis racket or a hockey stick or something?

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Biologists gasp at lemur's improbably colossal bollocks

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Hamsters are also pretty impressive on a ratio basis. Anyway, you have to respect a mammal that uses it's own nuts as a stool.

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French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

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But really it's not the cookies from the site you're visiting that are a problem anyway - it's the 3rd party cookies dropped on you by advertisers that are the real threat.

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Pirate MEP pranks Telegraph with holiday snap scaremongering

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If copyright hasn’t already made you mad, you will be after reading this

Well, yes, if the following includes bollocks like this:

The laws are there to protect you and your work from exploitation that you don’t agree with, by somebody much more powerful – such as a record company or Google. But in the copyfighter's mind, this is inverted, and the purpose of the law is oppression, prohibition and exclusion.

Seriously?

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FTC to DirecTV: No more lies! Tell viewers what you really charge

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Re: Wut?

C'mon downvoter. It was meant to be funny. Anyway, I had the hipster speech from GTA V playing in my head when I made the comment.

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Re: Wut?

Uh...I'm the least hipster human being you'll ever meet and I cut the cord 13 years ago.

So you were doing it before it was popular? *whistles innocently*

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Re: How about a swap?

I knew some Germans who had learnt English by watching Monty Python. Excellent accents and the conversations were very silly; which was also excellent.

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Privacy advocates descend on proposed domain name change

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Re: Perhaps the whois record should list your ISP unless you are a corporate

Every .com I have has a contact form on the site anyway. If anyone genuine wants to find me, all they have to do is ask. Takes seconds.

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Re: It's called DotCom for a bloody reason.

My sites are test sites to try stuff out on before inflicting them on live sites (and also shiny covers for vanity-plate email addesses when I'm not blowing them up). There is absolutely no fucking way I'm publishing my home address on the same internet that Anonymous is on. I use mostly .coms because -unlike other TLDs- they have an inherent value....something that my grandkids may be immensely thankful for one day. Or not....can't tell from here.

So @Shadow Systems you want to seriously compromise my personal security for your own convenience? Have you though of a career at GCHQ? My counter-argument is simply this: It's not meant to be easy. In the unlikely event of my committing police-worthy naughtiness, you file your police report and -if there is merit in your claim- the appropriate authorities will subpoena the webhost who will in turn cough up all the needed info to locate me. A little cumbersome, but it works. If you display the info to all; any idiot with a grudge can have a go and -in a population of 7 billion there are a lot of idiots and a lot of grudges; and let's not forget lulz here.

Furthermore, in the (probably unlikely) event of our doing business, I am quite happy to send information over a more private channel like email but am absolutely not prepared to publish it for the great unfiltered masses. I do web stuff; and have a list of about 30,000 IP addresses so far this year who are definitely out to get me, or at least my sites, so you can't really call it paranoia.

ICANN can pronounce what they like. Publishing my home address just ain't happening.

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I always lie glibly on the forms.

Order me to give out my real data and then blackmail me into a yearly fee to not publish it to abso-bastard-lutely everyone on the web? I think not.

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Bank of England CIO: ‘Beware of the cloud, beware of vendors’

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Re: welcome to the old way of thinking

The hardest part of learning about containers is to know anything about IT from before 2000 and still firmly believe its relevant to today's infrastructure.

An attack surface is an attack surface no matter which year it's from. A local service has a smaller attack surface than a cloud setup.

Things are changing...things are getting bigger, faster, louder and *shudder* more social; but many of the underlying principles remain exactly the same. Including, amusingly, the tendency in yoof to think you know everything.

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Microsoft releases free Office apps for half of all Android phones

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Don't care, don't want.

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10 things you need to avoid SNAFUs in your data centre

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Another suggestion - throw a few packets of peanuts (or similar long-keeping, space-efficient, and filling) snacks in the laptop bag too...you never know when "just one quick thing" is going to turn into an extended mission. And when it does, you can absolutely guarantee that you can't leave your post and you'll be in the middle of bloody nowhere.

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

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Death by squirrel has been attempted already:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/450771/Man-stabbed-with-squirrel-after-returning-home-without-beer-on-Christmas-Eve

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Tech giants gang up on Obama over encryption key demands

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Oooooooooh noooo it isn't!

:)

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Germany says no steamy ebooks until die Kinder have gone to bed

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Re: Ve Haff Banned Talk Off Ze "cron jobs" Too

You will probably recover in time provided you don't look up felching*

*You will regret it if you do. Especially if you plan to eat at some point.

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And again. Lawmakers should be banned from passing laws on things they haven't a clue about. In this case timezones and the obvious mechanics of the world they are standing on.

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June 30, 2016: The day the US will hand over control of the internet

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Re: I'm interested to know

I dunno. At least the UN are kept busy arguing with other which gives them less time to fuck up the rest of us.

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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Re: The definition of "security"

There's 2 definitions: There's the normal one; which everybody else uses; and there's the spook's definition; which means that they are secure and fuck everybody else.

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I'm not sure why "revelations" had quotes round it either. It was probably sarcasm but that might have been El Reg's commentards generally favourable reaction to Saint Snowden (and would have also explained the use of the word revelations). That was how I saw it anyway.

I don't see any way for it to be a marketing stunt, unless Kaspeski has some way of interfering with Snowden releases; which seems unlikely. Having happened, though, and Kasperski having being singled out as a program that makes pwning computers difficult is definitely a gift to the marketing people. Making computers difficult to hack is more or less the entire point of the software and if Kasperski don't run with it I'd be quite surprised.

I didn't downvote you by the way. I rarely do, unless something really pisses me off or unless the word 'sheeple' is used in apparent earnestness.

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@Sensi - I don't believe anyone mentioned planting things. However, GCHQ have now officially called Kaspeski software effective; therefore endorsing it, albeit they didn't realise that the docs would spread at the time. That's going to make it easier to sell (and I know I would be sending an "As endorsed by GCHQ" campaign to the printers right about now were it down to me). Their product being made easier to sell pleases marketing people. No conspiracy required.

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THEY WANTED OUR WOMEN: Neanderthals lusted after modern humans

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Re: Interspecies DNA exchange

Splitters are obviously the People's Front of Judea. Lumpers would be.....Romans?

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Ecobee3: If you're crazy enough to want a smart thermostat – but not too crazy – this is for you

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So it's vast wads of cash for a device that spaffs your private data to a foreign company. I shall pass, I think.

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

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I'm sure there's a PR component and genuine annoyance about Apple wanting free samples in this, but -sarcasm aside- she didn't have to do it and there is some risk in publicly calling a company as big and vindictive as Apple out.

It would have been just as easy to call it a loss-leader and stay quiet, then quietly rake in the profits after the trial period.

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The world .sucks at a minute past midnight on Sunday

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Re: Your momma

It's humoung-ice.

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Re: Predatory?

Small claims court is cheaper.

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Quite surprised you haven't tackled "Poor Man's Potatoes" yet. Lots of recipes about - here's the first one that came up:

http://www.orceserranohams.com/poor-mans-potatoes/

...and as a bonus, I shall throw what is -as far as I know- an original recipe. I call it "Cheese'n''Ting". A variation on cheese on toast. No recipe; but here's the layers:

====== <---- Cayenne pepper to taste

====== <---- Cheese - decent cheddar for preference

====== <---- Chopped button mushrooms (thin layer to cover the bread)

====== <---- Hoi Sin Sauce

====== <---- Lightly toasted bread

...you wouldn't think it works, but somehow it does; it depends greatly on the Hoi Sin sauce...you want the more meaty-flavoured sort and not the incredibly sweet sort. I was quite thoroughly "back from the pub" when it was invented; but it has since passed the "is also delicious when sober" test.

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Pwned so many times - but saved by the incident response plan

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It's definitely not paranoia when we can all pull out log files full of people out to get us.

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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Re: New most common password

8====D

...surely

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Would EU exit 'stuff' the UK? Tech policy boss gets diplomatic

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Depending on what Greece does on the 30th; there might not be an EU by 2017 to opt out of. Or what we know as the EU now, may be quite different. On the plus side, there may be some plummeting bankers, so it's not all doom and gloom.

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It's curtains for you, copper: IBM boffins push the LIGHT FANTASTIC

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Re: Tweets??

So 140 bytes * 10.5 to get the filesize of images gives you 1.4K per image. You ain't going to get much image in there: Icons maybe; but nothing as large as -for example- an El Reg article image*.

*Totally taking the piss there***

***Why hasn't W3C come up with a sarcasm font yet? They've finished HTML5...it's not like they're busy or anything.

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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Re: Has anyone seen...

Gizmodo weighed in with a fairly thorough shoeing:

http://gizmodo.com/report-hackers-stole-social-security-numbers-of-every-1710706615

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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Re: 20mtr up.

And 20mtr horizontally in a huge number of cases.

Less, if your balcony is small.

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'Lemme tell you about my trouble with girls ...' Er, please don't, bro-ffin

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"A successful response to these threats depends on entrusting public bodies with the powers they need to identify and follow suspects in a borderless online world."

"entrusting public bodies".

There's your problem right there. You had our trust. You fucked it up. And now you do not have that anymore.

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

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Re: Why isn't EVERYING encrypted?

Quite looking forward to the fingerpointing and excuses on Monday.

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Re: won't hold water

SYN flood?

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Bad Baidu boffin boss banished for bypassing bot body's bylaws

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That's a bit what it sounds like to me, as well.

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How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it

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It does seem to be a very compelling argument to stop people hoovering up all your data.

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Dossiers on US spies, military snatched in 'SECOND govt data leak'

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Well the US doesn't anymore.

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They might have fared better if they'd had some encryption on some of that.

It's also a demonstration of why backdoors are never a good idea.

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