* Posts by Lost all faith...

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CloudFlare CEO blasts Anonymous claims of ISIS terrorist support

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Re: CloudFlare harboring illegal activities

As a result, all our websites, clients and partners are blocking traffic to or from IP ranges belonging to CloudFlare such as 104.16.0.0 - 104.31.255.255.

You can't be blocking it that well, your most likely using it right now!

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Re: CloudFlare harboring illegal activities

I guess you have no idea what a CDN is? Let me guess, you also block Akamai?

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Re: Fair play to Prince

Sometimes they ask to keep sites up so they can see who are using them and track back.

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Microsoft to world: We've got open source machine learning too

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Re: Can you say 'singularity'

This is the same firm that still does not 'Get' the internet other than jumping in with both feet to destroy privacy.

Google?

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Re: Cortana can't help you.

Is France supported ? No.

Not hard is it? It took all of about 3 seconds to find the info.

I thought this was a tech site, yet search engines seem beyond most peoples grasp.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/cortanas-regions-and-languages

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Terrorists seek to commit deadly 'cyber attacks' in UK, says Chancellor Osborne

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"If our electricity supply, or our air traffic control, were.....attacked online,

Well, don't put them on the fucking internet then. Shheeezzz.

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GPS, you've gone too far this time

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Re: QI

Busy trying to send his location back to the Satellite.

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Re: Overcharging?

Not really as in my experience, cockney black cabs don't seem travel more than a few miles out of their safe zone..

Cab in Birmingham, 60 mile round trip, no problem; try to cross a bridge in London, end of the world.

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Microsoft rolls out first 'major update' to Windows 10

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Re: These Days...

@ Esme:

Mouse Issue example

http://itsfoss.com/invisible-mouse-cursor-ubuntu-1310/

Same in MINT

As par the course for Linux, had to resort to command line fixes. of course, due to the fact it thought I had a non-existent monitor, guess where the shell was coming up...so had to spend a hour finding that issue first.

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Re: These Days...

"Can someone remind me why everyone uses Windows"

Because it the most supported desktop OS in the world?

Also contrary to popular belief Linux doesn't always work. I had no end end of pain getting bloody mouse to work on my system along with it being convinced I have a HDMI monitor (along with my real one) attached and deciding to use it as a primary monitor.

2 hours dicking around with these two very basic things drove me mad. Searching shows these are not uncommon issues.

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Microsoft shelves 'suicidal' Android-on-Windows plan

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Re: What 'app gap'?

especially if they work in a sector like..... music production, and will choose their platform accordingly.

That's Android out then. Timings are nigh on impossible to get right on Android due to the mish-mash of hardware and software.

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Re: "Police told us not to answer questions"

"Lawyers told us not to answer questions"

Fixed

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"and previously told investors it had "completed" a security audit."

Which we failed.

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Horrid checkbox download bundlers drop patch-frozen Chrome

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Re: apt-get is your friend

"sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable"

And we wonder why people still use Windows. FFS

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Re: chrome?

Probably the majority of people that may want something like a freeware photo editor, go to many of the sites out there, click on the massive download link and then fail to notice the tiny box that says Advanced settings, then fail to untick all the default check boxes hidden away, except the ones that need to stay ticked of course.

i.e. about 99.5% of the normal population.

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Virgin Media hikes broadband, phone prices by five per cent

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"Maybe take FTTC from a half-decent ISP like Plusnet"

"Swapped" from BT to Plusnet (using a stupid offer from Topcashback, which made it almost free), and the Wifi is dire compared to BT and the router needs a reboot about every 2 months.

But the actual speed is fine.

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Most developers have never seen a successful project

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Needs just a tweak.

Most software professionals have never seen a successful software development project.

to

Most professionals have never seen a successful project.

Fixed

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Roamers rejoice! Google Maps gets offline regional navigation

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WTF?

What?

How can San-Fran be 375 odd mb, when on Here maps on Nokia is little more than that for the whole of the UK, and I 've found it to be far more acurate than Google (hint: it doesn't try to get me to park on hard shoulders of motorways).

I presume it's downloaded place names as well, such as the local Starbucks or Samsung shop.

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

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What?

We want you to have encryption, we don't want back doors, but we do want access?

So how does that work then?

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Microsoft Band 2 wrist watchers in pay-first-ship-much-later rage

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Re: W[ho]TF

Please, enlighten us. Which one doesn't when used properly?

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How much?

Band 2, priced priced at $2,495-$3,318.90

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Flying drug mule crashes in Manchester prison

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Easy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS

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UK lawmakers warn Blighty to invest more in science, or else

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Re: Not all sciences are created equal

And within those take physics, which is more valuable; applied, theoretical or experimental?

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Re: Utter nonsense

rubbish, we need more in marketing and media.

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Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK

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What the what?

"This was the “Pet” computer; 2KB of memory and a printer. It retailed at 499 guineas and gave rise to the hastily introduced “word processor exemption”; a guinea was 21 shillings for the benefit of the younger readers"

Bloody old codgers, clinging onto obsolete currencies over a decade after it was phased out.

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Cloud will kill tech sales jobs

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Re: Quite honestly, from my perspective ...

"If it's in-house and distributed, and properly designed with proper redundancy, there will never be a "down" computer/network."

But surely the same argument can be slung at "cloud"?

The reason most go to cloud is it's "cheaper". But because the haven't bothered with diverse redundant links. When the muppett with the digger goes through the cable, the site is dead in the water.

Of course, if your site burns to the ground, you can go work at home. Many companies can't afford a DR site with duplicate systems, so for them the cloud is the best solution.

You pay you money and take your chances.

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ProtonMail pays ransom to end web tsunami – still gets washed offline

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Re: GCHQ, j'accuse!

"The Guardian still seems to be up after every critical article, and so do all the others."

Forgot this episode did we?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/nsa-snowden-files-drives-destroyed-london

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7 million Apple Watches just buried the competition – Canalys

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Re: Now this IS interesting

TAG are very similar to Apple. Both useless as a time keeper.

From their own site:

"The accuracy of TAG Heuer watches depends on several factors, including the type of movement and conditions of use. The following list shows TAG Heuer average tolerance given by the Swiss movement suppliers (based on normal conditions, and full power reserve for automatics):

Quartz movement: between -1 and +11 seconds per month

Standard automatic: between -5 and +20 seconds per day

Chronometer: between -4 and +6 seconds per day"

-5 to +20 seconds per day???? FFS

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Sennheiser announces €50,000 headphones (we checked, no typos)

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Sigh....

I used to respect Sennheiser, not it's gone

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WoW! Want to beat Microsoft's Windows security defenses? Poke some 32-bit software

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Re: Damned if you do, damned if you don't

I've had Linux programs completely lock up the PC, both 32 bit and 64 bit.

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At Microsoft 'unlimited cloud storage' really means one terabyte

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Re: Well...

MS has a bad habit of killing off stuff at random, or rolling back benefits.

Google has a bad habit of killing off stuff at random, or rolling back benefits.

There we go, just for balance.

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Chinese fire up world's 'most powerful' drone brain

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Re: Raspberry pi

Vastly superior in performance.

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Skype founders planning non-drone robodelivery fleet. Repeat, not drones

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So apart from..

...avoiding cyclists, OAP's on mobility scooters, kids on scooters / skateboards / rollerboots, people looking at mobile screens; we now have the joys of below eye level mobile trip hazards.

Can't wait.

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Apple killed our app say Chaos Computer Club

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WTF?

Wow....

if only there was an alternative way of streaming video to an internet connected device.

Welcome to the brave new world.

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Unpatched, passcode-free smartphones. Yes, they're everywhere

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And around a third (30 per cent) of devices were running an out-of-date OS.

Rubbish.

I bet they ACTUALLY mean

....a third (30 per cent) of devices were running an UNSUPPORTED OS.

Not the same thing.

Window 7 is "out of date", but is not obsolete.

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Top cops demand access to the UK's entire web browsing history

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Re: Will be struck down ....

...zero chance of this surviving a human rights challenge in the Courts.

And that's why the Conservatives want to scrap it.

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Big mistake, Google. Big mistake: Chrome OS to be 'folded into Android'

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The end result will be an all-encompassing OS for mobile devices and notebooks,

Where have I seen that before, a "single" OS for pc's and phones?

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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Re: Note to those who don't want to be subject to RIPA

I've been reading in RIPA (and DRIPA) and it is very unclear (look on some Police forums, they don't seem to have a clue either).

When it comes to physical media it's pretty clear cut, they can demand access.

The bit it get murky on is likes of webmail.

They have the right to intercept data, but it's encrypted.

They can issue international warrants and "force" access, however Protonmail is based in Switzerland and they have VERY strict laws on data and are unlikely to comply.

They do not hold the keys to the account, so technically can't access it if they were asked to.

When you decrypt the mailbox, that is taking place on a server in Switzerland not in the UK.

Therefore is this covered under RIPA.

Discuss.

(Actually it would come down to how good a lawyer you can afford, but lets pretend we are all equal).

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Re: @Dan Paul: So What?

For example there has been almost no mainstream press coverage of the Christians (Yazidis)

Have you heard of a search engine. Hear is how it works

Search for something like Yaziidis murdered by ISIS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3065517/Isis-militants-slaughter-300-Yazidi-captives-northern-Iraq-thousands-taken-captive-villages.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32565809

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/05/middleeast/yazidi-women-suicide-in-isis-captivity/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/611558/Islamic-State-ISIS-doctors-Syria-murder-opponents-Putin-airstrikes

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/610940/Islamic-State-ISIS-terrorists-gang-rape-women-Yazidi-convert-Islam-al-Baghdadi

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/10/yazidi-iraq-islamic.html

They look like pretty mainstream media outlets to me?

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Re: So What?

If you had your way, we would never know about beheadings in Saudi, death by mortar in NK, people ran over by tanks in China, use of white phosphorous in Gaza, hangings in Pakistan, chemical warfare in Iraq, insulting the King in Thailand...shall I carry on?

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Note to those who don't want to be subject to RIPA

Wherever possible.

Live CD, encrypted USB drive for storage.

At first chance upload to your Protonmail email account.

Once uploaded, smash USB drive to pieces and burn.

Access to files no longer possible.

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Cyber cop: Snoopers' Charter tag is offensive. Maybe we need a 'yes to snooping' tickbox?

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Lost me...

....encrypting by default is bad, but Talk Talk et al has shown we need better and more encryption.

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Raspberry Pi grows the pie with new deal allowing custom recipes

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Re: Charity

You do know charities are supposed to raise funds for themselves?

Sales are a perfectly legitimate way of raising funds.

So again, what's the issue?

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Time Lords set for three-week battle over leap seconds

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Re: Why stop there?

"Noone took any notice of that half pint (or .5 litre)."

Nepolean was actually pretty tall for the time. It was simply a myth created by the British press for propaganda purposes, and a misinterpretation of French imperial measurements that showed him a a short person.

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OEMs still the Achilles heel of Android security, say boffins

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Re: Security is reassuringly expensive

The old Nexus 4 is still receiving updates (got a new one last week) which, I think, is well beyond Google's original commitment.

I'm impressed. People bitch that XP "only" got it for a decade, yet a phone is not expected to be patched for more than a couple of years.

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Re: Their own fault really

Windows Phone? Doesn't really matter, no sane person would use a MS phone.

Why?

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TalkTalk shares drop 10.7% despite research that breaches don't cause drops

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I think it's more likely to be down to the industry involved:

Banks:

People very rarely switch banks (approx 3% per year in UK), and many mistakenly think it's going to be a nightmare and are worried about not paying bills, wages not going in etc.

Broadband.

People don't mind switching, may of done it several times before, therefore customer churn is common place.

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Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed

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Re: sql injectydddoss thingummajig

Oh no, pretty sure the disks were encrypted. Surely that's all you need to do isn't it?

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I would love....

...the credit card companies and the ICO make a true example of them and hit them with maximum fines. That would really put the pressure on them and hopefully see a few heads roll at the top.

But of course, the ICO are likely to say "We've had a word with them and they said they won't do it again".

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Shopping mall CCTV gear commandeered to blast websites offline

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Nothing new.....

...unfortunately you've been able to connect and control IP cameras for donkey years.

Here is the first one I ever used.

http://www.coresecurity.com/content/axis-network-camera-http-authentication-bypass

Later on, a simple search on Hotbot, AltaVista or WebCrawler would conveniently return the results of every open camera out there, oh the joys of pointing cameras at walls, ceilings and random objects in the shop.

They never learn, connect first, worry about security later.

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