* Posts by Lost all faith...

2050 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Google promises proper patch preparation after new cloud outage

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I know...

“investigating why the prior testing of the change did not accurately predict the performance of the isolation mechanism in production."

Maybe you gave them 90 days to test when they needed 93?

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Re: I don't get it…

Stick it on overnight with timer, built into every machine these days.

Then it's ready before you are.

Not hard.

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FREAKing hell: ALL Windows versions vulnerable to SSL snoop

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Re: A different Freak?

I agree, Denim on Winphone just does nothing.

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I see what you've done, there, twiiter.com: Tweet troops tackle tech twin

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Sooo...

...do they own twater?

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‪Obama criticises China's mandatory backdoor tech import rules

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The reason so much stuff has crap cryptography is because the USA demanded it as part of any export agreement.

Luckily the rest of the world took bugger all notice and started to ramp up to 1024 and higher whilst the US was stuck with 512.

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Upper house of Parliament joins the drone debate

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Why are we asking the EU?

Is this so we can blame it on Brussels and say they are writing thousands of laws, interfering in British sovereignty, bloody elf and safety gow'n mad etc?

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FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers

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Re: Uncle Sam at it again

The US didn't want China to have it, so it IS the Chinese that were the cause.

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Re: Why was that down voted?

It happens a lot here, just ignore it. Show a Fanboy a fact they don't like and accept the down votes.

I would LOVE to see Reg's traffic stats to see how many come from Google, Apple and Microsoft sites.

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Ouch....sorry this is going to hurt.

Internet Explorer on Windows phone is NOT vulnerable.

Sorry for any embarrassment caused.

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How does a global corporation switch to IP Voice?

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Re: Get into VOIP

"As above - use Lync - then you have end to end TLS encryption too."

Except when you break out onto PSTN

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£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Re: Risk?

The difference between the stock market and Kickstarter is over a long period you will get a decent return on investment, whereas kickstarter you just seem to get a load of 1st gen beta products in gold with a pretty certificate.

I understand why people get behind a project because they really want to see the product, just don't complaign when they crash and burn.

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Re: re: not mattering

You keep your bloody protein cycle rubbish, I'm part of the carbon cycle and if you don't like it....outside, NOW

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Re: 7th century...

Just to provide balance (from an atheist).

In terms of mathematics and science, Islam was WAY ahead of it's Christian counterparts, so we came along and burned all the books and killed / subduded anyone that didn't believe the earth was flat, the sun revolved around the earth and that God created and ran everything.

Islam, if anything, has come more like Christianity of old...and BTW it's a relevantly new change of direction.

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Excellent!

Once that annoying trouble maker is out of the way, we can get on with selling some more jets and arms to them.

No joke icon, it's no joke.

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90% of mobile data eaten by TINY, GREEDY super-user HOTSPOTS

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Wow

People at home using devices hooked up to their own wifi, rather than cell data use less.

Businesses with lots of mobiles / tablets / visotors, most likely not connected to corporate network use the most.

Stunned.

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Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

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Re: it's a shame...

or they could just, you know, license it?

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

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Re: Java - again

No problem, need about £2million quid to do that to replace with an MS system.

And if you can match reliability...one device 753 days uptime so far, another 4 devices 689 days uptime.

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Re: Java - again

Hi, you again?

There is no reason to have Java installed on any computer, for any reason.

Cool, come and administer about 80% of my hardware without it. Good luck.

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Eh?

"...it's possible to put executables onto Blu-Ray disks and to make those disks run automatically on startup even when Windows is set to stop that outcome"

"Tomkinson recommends .....prevent discs from auto-playing and accessing the internet"

Ooookkkaaaaayyy.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Re: All this shows me....

For starters they only measure systems that visit websites. So any pc not connected to the web is not counted.

But his is pretty good at summing it up:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/net-market-share-vs-statcounter-whose-online-measurements-can-you-trust/

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All this shows me....

...is you can't rely on these stats.

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3 spectastic Lumias for price of 1 rival flagship: Microsoft sells biz on cheapie experience

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Re: I bought one in AU for $39

Interesting, I stream music on a 40 mile trip with no issues. Granted it's Nokia's app, not local radio, half of whom seemed to be still stuck using flash, but for me, streaming is no issue.

Never have an issue with IE and of course, you could always use Opera, if it was that big a deal.

So I'm happy to recommend one to people.

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TalkTalk 'fesses up to MEGA data breach

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Sorry...

In a statement it said: "At TalkTalk we take our customers' security very seriously.... ZZzzzzzzzzzz

Sorry, zoned out heard it so many times....

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Stop

Just stop there.

"Introducing a means of authorising access to television services would solve the criminalisation issue associated with non-payment of the television licence"

That has bugger all to do with how it is paid for, it is simply how we CHOOSE to collect no payment.

There is NO reason why it couldn't be a civil issue, the authorities simply choose to make it a criminal issue.

So do not say X will fix Y. Simply changing the offence could wipe that out in seconds with out ANY change to the license fee.

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Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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The biggest problem with Android in the business...

is there is no dammed consistency.

What may work on a Samsung S3, may not work on a S4, but may sort of work on M8 with a bit of effort, but will break after 10 mins on a Z3 before bombing out, but on a Z1 a section will work, but not another bit.

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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No one making money from YouTube

Really?

You may of never heard of Zoella, so let me link this:

"....we can exclusively reveal that the Zoella brand has made an estimated £10,642 a day these past 12 months."

"And after pulling in 264 million views since February last year, that equates to £170,553 in video ads alone."

http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/557673/as-zoella-moves-into-a-1-million-mansion-we-reveal-just-how-much-money-she-s-really-making

Wish I wasn't making money from YouTube as much as she isn't.

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Barclays punts instant Twitter mobile payments app – best avoid while drunk

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Re: They can keep it

Take a look at the Daily Mail sometime, you will find that twitter is the route of all evil, it does nothing other than sending pictures of naked people to kids and is doing nothing to stop teenage girls following jihadi's. It's also on a rampage about encrypted messages allowing people to talk to each other in private.

It see's no irony about it constantly bitching how MI5 and the Police "hacked" into journalists voicemails and phones.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2966116/How-British-jihadi-brides-groomed-ISIS-using-phone-messaging-app-brainwashing-Twitter.html

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MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

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Bingo!

"Samsung is aware that some consumers have reported challenges ...."

Problem, the word is problem, not challenge.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Re: I don't understand reporting these stats...

but those flaws then often go on to compromise the underlying OS.

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Red or alive, you're coming with me: Feds offer $3m reward for 'CryptoLocker baron'

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I've seen him!

It's Uncle Fester!

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

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Re: Gotta love Apple.

Ok lets flip this (being devils advocate here)

I am Mr Fred Smith, I have a designed Cold Fusion system. It will cost £1 million to make the 1st one. Being sensible, I've set a patent in place.

Now Pear Industries are sniffing around and start to copy my idea. They have £1 billion in the bank and an army of lawyers.

They are offering me £50 for the patent.

Patent Trolls Inc are offering me £100 million for the patent so they can profit from licensing it onwards. They also have a huge cash flow and a team if lawyers.

Do I

a) try and fight Pear industries, knowing it will bankrupt me and I'll end up with nothing.

b) Sell to Patent trolls inc?

Why should I lose out?

I believe it should be reformed, but it's not as black and white as Apple make out (and don't think it's for our benefit). Be careful what you wish for,

The much "hated" MPEG-LA are a perfect example. They make NOTHING, but the dozens of companies it licenses on behalf of certainly do and invest a huge a lot of money in the technologies,

Just be careful what you wish for.

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Gotta love Apple.

"According to a report in Reuters, Apple suggested the outcome was another reason for reform of the patent system, which would curb litigation by companies that do not make products themselves, such as Smartflash."

So OK to patent slide to lock, but not to design a complete CPU architecture (ARM)?

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Google opens 'Inbox' heir-to-email trial to biz users

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Re: If it ain't broke

"I predict another Google service that will be retired in a couple of years."

I predict another Google service that will be forced on people in a couple of years, even if they don't want it.

Fixed.

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Re: Interesting

All fabbed in Taiwan!

So?

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German music moguls slammed for 'wurst ever DMCA takedown spam'

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99 per cent of our found/removed links are about people that steal music and make moneys illegally,....

So one 1 percent you normally accuse and force take downs for are innocent of anything then?

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Why IP telephony is about more than just saving money

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Re: Whither ENUM?

"It usually means that your telephony connection to the desk is via TCP/IP, but it could also refer to inter site connections via VOIP."

Think you'll find most use UDP, not TCP; after all, no point retransmitting voice traffic.

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Re: zero downtime

"We down't get zero downtime from our VOIP system even staying at the same premises."

Nope, but you should be getting 5 9's. If not, why not?

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STOP!

If you are buying VoIP only to save money, then please don't bitch about call quality.

It costs a fair bit of money to set it up properly (decent network links with redundant routes, fully manage switches, decent speed routers, monitoring etc).

You will get savings, but it's not a simple as, ok we have a network, lets swap all our ISDN's, because without the backbone, you will hit all sorts of issues.

However once done, and done properly, then the savings can rack up, especially if you are bouncing calls around the world, consolidating offices and doing follow the sun support.

Flexibility is it's primary beauty, cost saving come after the investment. If you are suffering drop outs and sounding like Darlek's, then you need to address you network.

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Calling all cybercrooks: Ready-made phone attack rig for sale

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No point, as here they use chuck away mobiles or spoofed CLI's

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Leaky battery attack reveals the paths you walk in life

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Eh?

PowerSpy pulls signal strength, voltage, current, GPS coordinates, .........

Well, I would think if you have GPS co-ordinates, then all the other stuff is just padding.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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So why does he believe....

...that a species that has spent most of it's existence on this plant, first fighting over food, then lots of land, then regions, then countries, will suddenly;y decide that it's no longer worth fighting over planets?

Oh look Planet Y has more fuel / food than us and we want some. Lets take it.

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Re: LOOSE != LOSE

Are you implying a simple mail form would be better than a mailto link?

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Wi-Fi beam-steering tech could KILL OFF fixed home networks

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Re: 3 TV's

My god is it any Suprise IT people get such a bad name.

"And while I'm at it, how is the ability to get 90Mbps going to kill off standard fixed cable 1000Mbps?"

That's right because everyone in the world has Cat5e / 6 installed into every room in their house.

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“In those high quality video applications our smart antenna system is the difference between the 70Mbps real world Wi-Fi performance in 90 per cent of a household and achieving the high 90Mbps

Not the words "real world" and 90% of a household.

Granted this is most likely US houses that are made of cardboard and sticks.

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Violin-fiddling boffins learn that 'F-HOLES' are secret to Stradivarius' SUPERIOR sound

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Re: Learning something new...

Not sure if you are being sarcastic of not, but you still carve the pieces. Many are laser cut these days, but some still do it all by hand.

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Think you’re hard? Check out the frozen Panasonic CF-54 Toughbook

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Re: Ouch

Agree with above. If you have a engineer in the field and you have to recall him because his laptop fell off the van seat, then that could cost you a lot more than the expense of the laptop.

Stu..

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Ok being picky....

but that freezer bit...

A freezer should be around the -18 mark, yet it's rated at "only" -10....was there bit of sales fluffing going on perhaps?

Always liked the Panasonic's, they can take a decent kicking.

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Microsoft launches wobbly Windows 10 phone preview for Lumia daredevils only

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Re: Ah, the wonder of woolies

I just did a Server 2008 R2 Update. 66Mb download and somehow more than 1Gb of disk space disappeared.

Clean up tmp files and hotfix uninstallers, then you'll be sorted.

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the 635 also has 512mb with 8gb, so can't be that. The only difference I know of between 630 and 635 is it's 4G

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Proposed US law could deal knockout blow to FBI in overseas cloud privacy ding-dongs

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Re: RE NY judge getting EU data

Can I suggest not using EU servers as offer very little protection (remember Ireland / MS debacle), I'd recommend looking a Swiss host, they have massively superior data protection.

Have a look at

https://www.exoscale.ch/

or

https://www.safeswisscloud.ch/en

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