* Posts by Lost all faith...

3192 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

DARPA wants god-mode attribution platform to pin and predict crime

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And when you find...

...the hacker in Russia, then what?

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Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives

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Re: And it all works until...

"Who the hell needs to touch a server to fix it. Step out of yesterday!"

Wow, self fixing PSU's. Hard Drive's, NIC's, CPU's, Memory and so on.

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Re: Nah

Kettle... use the hob, toaster... use the grill, washing machine... use the sink.

Apart from all of the above use far less energy and do a better job than the original

Oh and they don't stop working when the manufacturer gets bored of supporting it.

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Ford tops up Pivotal's $253m cash slurp, parks CIO on its board

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"do for car owners what iTunes did for music fans."

So slow the car down,reduce quality, fuck up your contents and occasionally crash it?

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Nerds make it rain in Nevada. The Las Vegas strip? No, cloud-seeding drones over the desert

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Pilots are extra weight, needing extra fuel and need rest.

If the intention is to chuck up, say a solar powered plane, being airborne for 24 hours at a time, then a pilot is the wrong answer.

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Did your UK biz just pay £1,500 to stop a DDoS? You've been had

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The problem for these companies is

are they charlatans, or are they indeed going to carry out the attack if you don't pay.

A mugger may pull a knife on you and say they are going to stab you if you don't hand the money over. Just because you hand the money over and survived, doesn't mean they weren't going to stab you.

However, some of the money may be spent more wisely on DDoS mitigation, rather than paying the mob.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Parent J2 Global

Enough said.

Dealt with them, now on banned list of "suppliers". Read any contracts with them with a microscope and 15 lawyers at hand.

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Audiophile torrent site What.CD fully pwnable thanks to wrecked RNG

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Re: Pass an interview?

They're interested in willy-waving, not Music.

Directional Ethernet cables anyone?

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Samsung tightens smart home kit security after curious bods prod apps

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Re: All IoT manufacturers seem to follow a similar development cycle.

Nope wrong:

1) Imagine semi-useless device

2) Rush to market with minimal development and zero consideration for security.

3) Wait for researchers to poke holes in it everywhere

4) Ignore security issues and claim they are features for ease of use.

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Restaurant booked, flowers ordered ... Microsoft has a hot date for SQL Server 2016

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Re: Microsoft Lifetime Software Assurance

And the point of that post is?

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Switch survives three hours of beer spray, fails after twelve

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Re: So when he says “football” he means soccer

"Aussie Rules All-In Brawling"

Is that the one where they go to if they are to soft for post pub Sunday League matches?

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

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Re: So where's EU

Turn off Cortana.

Fixed.

Not hard was it.

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Watch it Apple: time has come for cheaper rivals' strap-ons

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My view on it

You have a watch, that needs to be tethered to the to be of any use.

It can alert you to messages and phones, but so can the phone next to it. The screen is so small it's not a great medium to actually reply on.

As a sports tracker, it's just to bloody expensive to get smacked about and needs an expensive phone next to it.

So if I want to go for a run, play a sport, go swimming, somehow I have to lug £900 worth of fragile kit around, where you can pick up a good fitness tracker that does all that for almost a 1/10 of that.

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Getty on Google: It’s all about traffic, duh

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Micheal,

you really have no idea what you are on about do you?

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Re: Getty "has 60 million images"

Getty "has 60 million images"

And a huge amount are just happy snapper shite.

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UK's 'superfast' broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

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One thing missing....

...is the rise of 4G

My connection (I have a tower and exchange within 5 minute walking distance) and my phone connection blows my ADSL out of the water

My peak test was 86.7 down / 17.41 up.

That upload alone blows most home connections out of the water. Just same about the pricing.

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I agree. I get about 15 - 18mbs and it streams iPlayer fine.

I see no need to go up to super-duper-hyper 200mbs for ONLY about another £25 a month. It's utterly, utterly pointless for me.

My parents had a crap, over priced old service from Virgin. Did they care? No. It was only because I found they could triple the speed, get a better box and more TV for half the price did they decide to move. Speed was not the deciding factor in this.

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There's more to life than Windows

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WTF?

That article summed up.

There is different kit and now it's easier to connect.

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Linux infosec outfit does a Torvalds, rageblocks innocent vuln spotter

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WTF?

grsecurity

So, grsecurity make money (I presume) by pointing out holes in others security, but grsecurity don't like it when fellow security people point out flaws in grsecurity's security software.

So grsecurity react to a hole in grsecuritys software by banning anyone that mentions the issue in grsecurity's software?

Way to go grsecurity.

I may just pop over to twitter, mention the grsecurity issue and tag in @grsecurity, to get grsecuirty to ban me, although after this, something tells me I wouldn't trust grsecurity with my security.

Streisand effect anyone?

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Google can't hold back this malware running riot in its Play store

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This is easy to fix....

...as people keep banging on, all you need to do is to only download apps from the Play Store and run the latest OS supplied by your vendor.

Oh wait...

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Colander-wearing Irishman denied driver's licence in Pastafarian slapdown

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Re: Well

I cant wait.

The Tagliatellians at war with the Spaghetti's, as the Spaghetti's don't believe that the claim of the Tagliatellians reduction of salt in the water doesn't affect the taste.

Then and only then will it be a true religion.

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Woz says 'Jobs started Apple for money' – then says it must pay 50% tax like he does

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Citation please

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Microsoft, Google bury hatchet – surprisingly, not in each other

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Re: What a co-incidence

Or put another way, Android handset sales are falling.

Works both ways that one....

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Re: The two companies have been using proxy forces

You're right, they prefer to bribe, sorry, lobby governments directly.

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Stop using USB sticks to move kids' data, auditor tells Education Dept

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Re: Stop leaving spare USB ports active on machines that handle sensitive data.

"input devices should be permanently attached and only removable by a technician. "

I take it you've missed this thing called a "Laptop". Pretty new, you must try one sometime.

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Dutch PGP-encrypted comms network ‘abused by crooks’ is busted

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Or they are hosted in Switzerland where the courts will tell them to polity f*** off.

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Lock-hackers crack restricted keys used to secure data centres

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Re: Physically picking locks is nothing new.

"I won't even get into the concept of "bump keys"."

You do that and I won't go into the concept of Anti-bump and Anti-Snap locks....

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Official: EU goes after Google, alleges it uses Android to kill competition

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Are people just not getting it?

The issue is not oh look Android is locked down.

The issue is not google search being dominant.

The issue is not being able to fork android.

The issue is, if a supplier wants to add Google Play, or YouTube App as examples, they HAVE to have search, hangouts and all the other bundled interdependent crap. Then because you have all the other crap, you are then locked into the eco-system, even if you don't want it.

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Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

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Re: Once again, a clear demonstration that a belief

"without the IT they had NO business at all."

Well if you exclude telephone sales or turning up at the gate.....you know like they did before online ticket sale.

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FAIL

So your saying they should have a dedicated web developer, a sys admin, a network engineer and a security expert (minimum)?

Add to that a server, UPS, generator, firewall,switch, a rack to put all this in, a comms room to put the rack in, oh lets not forget offsite back up + plus full DR redundant equipment.

Well, that's their entire budget gone for the year.

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European Union set to release anti-competition hounds on Google

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Re: Once was Microsoft, now it's Google...

"In comparison Google have an ASOP version of Android that others such as Cyanogen use to provide their own version of Android without google included."

Of course, without the Google binary blob, many functions are utterly crippled. It's not like you can say. I want the Play store and nothing else, you have to have all the other bollocks they force you to have.

Tried uninstalling all the crud, but leave the bits you want?

It's internet explorer tie in, just delivered in a clever way to avoid this sort of investigation.

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Czech Republic to rebrand

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Re: Will the Czechs change their name to Czechians?

Holland -> ?

Holland is not a country, just an area of the Netherlands, bit like saying the country of Wales.

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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

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WTF?

Far to much time....

...if he has enough time to trawl through misdirected emails, he has one cushy job.

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TalkTalk broadband customers continue to flee

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Re: Cost Benefit Analysis

Compare my local butchers multi-award winning sausages (about a dozen Diamond and Gold awards so far) with a "premium" brand such as Walls (Pork content 61%)

Guess which is the least expensive.

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Hey, Atlantis Computing. What the heck is this in your EULA?

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Businesses are not covered by that, because the expectation is any contract you would have validated by a lawyer.

The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 applies only to liability arising in the course of a business. It does not therefore provide comprehensive protection against unfair terms.

However, a consumer, you should really quote the:

Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999, which actually come from an EU directive to extend consumer protection.

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iOS 'date bug' can be exploited over Wi-Fi using NTP

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Re: client should never accept a time that's wildly different

How will DNS help? NTP is not part of DNS.

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BT hauled into Old Bailey after engineer's 7-metre fall broke both his ankles

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Re: Questions to be asked/answered

This is probably what the trial is actually about.

Also it may be that the structure was unsound, unknown to BT and the Engineer, therefore BT may not believe they are liable, but the landlord.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

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Re: One issue....

I'd disagree, because when TALKING hands free, the other person "prompts" for an answer, jumps in, carries on talking when you need to concentrate

When it's a text, for me anyway, it's no difference to talking to yourself. It's easy to ignore it and mine cancels if you don't respond. It doesn't nag you for an answer.

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One issue....

...many cars these days can read and send texts hands free. So how does that work....

Example:

Over my car radio I get:

Phone: "Text from xyz, shall I read it or ignore it"

Me: Read it

Phone (text) "Hi can you pick up some milk on the way home". "Do you want to reply or have you finished"

me: "Reply"

Phone "Ok what do you want me to say"

Me "Sure, no problem"

Phone "Ok I'll send "Sure no problem" Do you want me to send it, start again or cancel"

Me "Send it"

Phone "Ok message sent"

That takes very little effort, it's easy to carry on checking mirrors, signalling, turning etc, all hands free.

Yet my phone will show me as texting.

So how does that work?

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US bus passenger cracks one off for three hours

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Yes I fail to see the IT angle

Sigh...how many times....

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Daily! Mail! eyes! up! Yahoo!'s news! arm!

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Perfect match.....

...both have comment sections full of racist, sexist, homophobic idiots who blame everyone else for their lack of achievement in life.

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Large Hadron Collider gets 4,500 more data-crunching GPUs

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Re: Rift

and Oculus can helpfully upload, process and store all the data for you as well.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/07/oculus_vr_franken/

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How Remix's Android will eat the world

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The Future is here....

...just choose who you want to send all you data to.

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BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

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Never a truer phrase:

"Years ago I ceased being surprised at how much effort people will put into being lazy – or to be more precise – how much effort people will put into avoiding doing something themselves."

Computer User - Not Technical: Am I able to do this. Do I have the right permissions to do it?

Me: Have you tried?

CU-NT: No

Me: Well if you try and it doesn't work, come back to us.

CU-NT: Can you just check?

Me: <no response>

10 minutes later with nothing changed:

CU-NT: It's working now, thanks for your help.

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China's Great Firewall inventor forced to use VPN live on stage to dodge his own creation

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Re: please unplug your modem...

Coupled with the tracking cookies and IP logs, they even know when and where you posted...

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Brits rattle tin for 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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WTF?

Boy....

..is that ugly.

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Re: 8.5kW and 0-60 in 10 seconds?

You missed the whole section about the fuel cell being for cruising only and the capacitors providing the thump.

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Android gets larger-than-usual patch bundle as researchers get to work

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Re: Irritating

"Nobody has ever asked me to check security of the code we've been writing for the last 30+ years,"

So good chance your software is full of holes then?

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Re: Android gets larger-than-usual patch bundle

No, even better, don't buy their products again.

Money speaks far more than toothless regulators.

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

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Re: Panama canal

I'm divorced with kids, something tells, me both of yours are in a better state than mine.

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