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* Posts by Simple Si

22 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

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Terminator

Cyberdyne Systems

Still not as slick as John Connor with his Atari Portfolio in Terminator 2.

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BSkyB broadband growth chopped in HALF

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Another BE customer that will also be jumping ship

Had similar problems being forced from migrating from Be there's Pro serivce with mutliple IP's and being told officially at two weeks notice that the new Sky Pro service will only have one static IP. There was a Sky email to say that bridge mode will work under a new configuration on the old Be there modem, but sadly there support staff have not provided all the necessary steps to complete this set up.

I plan to move away once I source an alternative provider that can provide multiple static IP's.

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BT-owned ISP Plusnet fails to plug security hole on its customer signup page

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VPN would not make HTTP traffic secure....

"Our source added that he had used a private VPN connection to sign up to the ISP, but noted that many ordinary folk will fill in the form, safe in the knowledge that an outfit owned by BT would surely have its security credentials in order."

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Hang on - did the source connect into plusnet's private VPN to eliminate a public network to the plusnet web server in order to complete the online form securely? Even if you are connected to a VPN, data will still be sent un-encrypted over HTTP (not HTTPS) from your VPN's gateway.....

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Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

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Black Helicopters

Spend a penny?

What do these guys do when they need a pee? Seriously? Do they pop in store to use the staff toilets and when they do, do the laws of queuing result in them having to re-join the queue at the back?

Maybe they have piss-bags to keep them warm at night or worse go in bottles - but what about number 2's?

I'll stick to ordering on-line.

Black helicopter 'coz it looks like pee hitting the floor - something the local council would want to think about..

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WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

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PISSFLAPS

Portable

Interface

Secure

Safety

Flight

Launch

Aborting

Panic

Switch

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Huge rock-hard marble erection shocks Japanese kiddies

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Paris Hilton

Festival of the Steel Phallus

If they find that shocking, wait until these kids accidentally stumble upon Kanamara Matsuri (Japanese Festival of the Steel Phallus):-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanamara_Matsuri

Giant penis costumes and penis themed floats parading down the street. A perfect festival for all the family.

Paris? - Do you really need to ask why?

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Now UK must look out for crappy SPACE weather - engineers

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Mushroom

Best Form of Defence...

...is to ATTACK. Therefore, we must destroy the Sun to prevent any further acts of terror from this death star.

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Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?

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Meh

Re: But...

"Your analogue modem could not have run at 0.1Mbps "

I may be wrong but I took that as 0.1Mbps being slower than his last ISDN modem (128Kbps?) in which case I think he is right.

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I, for one, would like to welcome our Android overlord

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Gimp

Re: Head over to indeed.com ..

That site begins with an "i" - surely Apple have some influence over those figures ;)

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Emotional baggage

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Re: Crumpler

Crumpler gets the thumbs up from me too - I bought the 'Double Charge' bag designed for large laptops. I use it nearly every day for over 4 years now when commuting in on my push bike. Lots of space and pockets!

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Google Plus plus Meebo equals Google minus $100m

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Meh

Re: Oh, that thing?

You can turn of the auto-complete/instant suggestions here:-

http://www.google.com/preferences

...but, then again, you may not want Google tracking your search history and could be blocking use of cookies or do not have a Google profile to log into.

But I agree, I'm not a fan of installing browser toolbars either!

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Glider pilot 'swallowed camera memory' say plunge tragedy cops

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Meh

Data Recover PR

Could be good PR for the SD card manufacturer if the card comes out in working order. Failing that, good PR for the data recovery company that manages to salvage the data. Certainly not a project I would want to go near!

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Internet's first 'Hall of Fame' REVEALED

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Coat

Does the list include...

...Goatse and the stars of Two Girls, One Cup?

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GPS jamming rife, could PARALYSE Blighty, say usual suspects

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Paris Hilton

Re: A British solution

Great idea, although the government would then have to regulate the bell marketplace. Perhaps offering licenses to organisations that produce bells of particular frequencies. The costs will have to cover the policing of the black-market for those unlicensed fake town crier bells produced in eastern markets. More jobs, lots of back slapping politicians, surely this plan can't fail - hazzah!

Paris? 'Coz she loves bell ringing.

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Japan, Russia in plan for elephant to birth CLONE MAMMOTH

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Mushroom

So...

...how long before Mammoth burgers go on sale?

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Chocolate weighed in Schwarzeneggers: Official

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Yep - the existing converter needs updating:-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html

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Blighty's Android fans get British English voice control

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Two versions

I noticed two versions on the market for me with my HTC Desire HD. To get the non-US version installed I had to uninstall the updates for voice search using the market, restart then install the new international version and restart again after a force close error message. After that, all seemed fine. I can now get my phone to send texts, get navigation instructions using voice command - hazzah!

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Most smartphone users breach employers’ security, says survey

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Alert

why?

...because a network MAC address filtering system is not secure -yes, it can help but at the end of the day is not secure as MAC addresses can be spoofed.

Also access to company networks on personal mobile devices can be carried out from outside of the company network - e.g web email such as outlook web access and usually there is only comapny policy rather than a secure system in place telling users that they can't use personal devices on company systems.

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Podgy Googlers get shrunken plates

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Got your big plate, Alan?

The chubby googlers may learn something from Mr Partridge:

Alan "...I’ve got a scam going with a big plate. Do you fancy being my… co-eater… lady?"

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World Cup streaming to choke corporate networks, doomsayers predict

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Go

Quality of Service

I think a lot of corporate networks will have QOS anyway so critical services such as VoIP or VPN can be prioritised over web streaming anyway but I guess it will still affect web browsing.

If you are lucky enough like me to have access to the firewall configuration, you could look to set your connection to have highest priority for 'research purposes' during this fine sporting event.

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T-Mobile's G2 denied the update Touch

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Happy

T-Mobile customer -updtd OK from HTC site...

Started reading more about this and I managed to update my T-Mobile HTC Hero phone using the update issued from the HTC website just following the instructions on their site. Accepted my serial number ok and let me download the firmware.

I purchased my handset from an online company that is well advertised on this site :D. The handset was unbranded so it had no T-Mobile logos on.

My firmware version was previously build 1.76.405.6

Ran the update forgetting to back up my photos and Footprints but luckily they were stored on the card and were still there after the update - phew!

I am now running a snappier interface - Not sure if all those valuable mili-seconds I have saved have been worth going through the update but I can now sleep better.

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HTC's Hero RSS feed not updated yet

I bought this phone on a T-mobile contract - subscribed to the HTC's Hero update support RSS feed which doesnt actually display the new update yet :(

@ Patrick - I'm probably going to wait for T-Mobile to release their varient of the patch as have been happy with the phone so far & can live with a small delay - very cool phone though!

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