* Posts by Lost all faith...

3278 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Now you can easily see if a site's HTTP headers are insecure, beams dev

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Re: Oh heck

Can you do mine while you're at it....

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Police Scotland will have direct access to disabled parking badge database

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Re: Also Parent and Child bays

"Most disabled people I know are perfectly capable of crossing a road safely - albeit slowly.

Most toddlers are not - and they can do so at high speed.""

If you can't control you kids, put them on reigns. I know it's not cool & trendy ,but better than getting them killed. Both mine had them until they knew how to behave in car parks...I had no issues shouting stop at the top of my voice to terrify them into stopping, no matter who looked at me.

And I preferred the spaces away from the store, then they are less likely to be abused and are in quieter parts of the car park.

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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Re: Publicly owned business

The state of Britain's railways is nothing to do with nationalisation per se, and everything to do with the long standing belief of Conservatives that anybody who has to use public transport outside Central London has failed in life

I'll think you'll find the railways were just as shit under labour, if not worse as they were on strike every other week.

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Sight for sore eyes: Dropbox lands on Win 10 with iris recognition

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Or you just choose not to use it.

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Capita hiring temps to cover for call centre redundancies – staff sources

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Re: I thought this was illegal?

From reading it, they haven't made anything, many have quite rightly jumped ship. Other poor sods are awaiting to be made redundant, in the hope of better payment I would presume.

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Commuters slam UK rail operator c2c. You slow, late, er... privacy violator

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Re: One thinks it is time...

or just remove the CC field.

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Google forked out a whopping $16m on govt lobbying last year

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Re: Is that all?

That's probably just for the US, add to that every other country in the world they are trying to bribe and it gets quite a lot.

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Drydex malware busting bursting British business bank balances

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The gang behind the malware, dubbed Evil Corp.....

Someone's been watching Mr Robot......

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No, that Linux Keyrings bug isn't in '66 per cent of Android devices'

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Joke

Wahoo...

"We believe that no Nexus devices are vulnerable to exploitation.........Also, many devices running Android 4.4 "

For once my Samsung is not vulnerable as it's never seen an update in it's life!

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For pity's sake, enterprises, upgrade your mobile OS - report

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Meh

Looks at Windows phone,

All unwanted Operator apps removed easily...check.

Latest update applied....check

Option to install preview builds direct from MS...check

Looks at Samsung Android....massively out of date...check

Stuck with operator bloat....check

Stuck with this OS unless root phone and hope 3rd party one works...check.

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For fsck's SAKKE: GCHQ-built phone voice encryption has massive backdoor – researcher

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Re: VPN

Why you worried about RTCP being compressed, you don't even need it? RTP or SRTP maybe but RTCP? Really?

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

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FAIL

Oh bugger...

...so this is an illusion then?

http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2014/11/gecko-style-climbing-becomes-reality.html

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UK can finally 'legalise home taping' without bringing in daft new tax

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Flame

Wow....

..that was balanced.

How about....we're paying a levy either directly or indirectly on media that's most likely not even going to be used for the purpose we're being taxed on and is just a lame attempt at getting money for nothing (as a certain band once said).

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Twitter goes titsup

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Genius...

The tiny bird claimed to have reported the outage by tweeting from their @support account on Twitter, which nobody was able to see due as Twitter was down.

As good as phoning up your broadband provider when there's an outage and listening to the message, over and over and over, stating you can log the problem via their website

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Yahoo! Mail! Had! Nasty! XSS! Bug!

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Yahoo! Mail! Had! Nasty! XSS! Bug!

Again!

Fixed.

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Zuck slapped down for privacy breaches in Germany again

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Re: So far, so good.

Easy, don't worry about petty things like fines and certainly don't block it, as then people will demand that it's reinstated (no doubt what Facebook want them to do).

Nope simply block the IP addresses of all the advertising companies and those paying to receive data feeds and say they are aiding and funding a criminal enterprise.

Now THAT will get Facebook to take notice.

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Qualcomm forms JV with Chinese province to design server chipsets

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I presume this is why they setting up a China based business, and of course ARM is not from the US.

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Robots. Machine learnin', 3D-printin' AI robots: They'll take our jobs – Davos

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Yeah, yeah, yeah....

..just like washing machines, microwave ovens, dishwashers,telephones,cars, computers, email and so many other things were supposed to allow us to only work 5 hours a week.

5 million jobs lost, millions of other ones created dealing with the shit they create.

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Re: Question to Supplier of hardware...

"...Is this PC fully compatible with Windows 7? Does it come with drivers for Windows 7?"

No sir, it's an obsolete OS that went out mainstream support a year ago.

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Att: Windows Phone owners: Win 10 Mobile has been spotted and it wants your phone

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Meh

Or..

..as with Denim, you choose not to download it.

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What do we do about a problem like Uber? Tom Slee speaks his brains

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Re: Uber are trying to be two different things

The general difference is

A taxi can be hailed or used without booking. Minicabs have to be booked.

Therefore Uber is closer to a mincab service than a Taxi service.

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I agree and disagree.

On the one hand he admits that things like Taxi services have issues, but the likes of Uber are not the answer BUT, without the likes of Uber, where is the need for change?

If there is no need for change, because, well why bother, then things don't happen.

Just look at music. The labels we screaming how torrent were killing music sales and went around with the ban hammers. Then the likes of Apple (and them more and more) offered legal downloading and now it's a multi-billion pound business for the record labels. Yet without the downloading business becoming legit, they would have still been wielding the big hammer, without generating anymore money, just pissing people off.

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RBS and Natwest online banking goes titsup

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Re: No problems for me

My RBS App is fine as well....

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Watchdog says yes to BT's EE takeover deal. Shrugs. No 'significant' harm in it

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Re: How Awful

I don't class EE as a viable broadband provider, they've been pretty much of the pile since they set up.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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So the question is....

...will flying droid be allowed.

3D Robot wars, bring it on.

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Wow, you're really a barrel of laughs.

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EFF wants Cisco in front of a judge over tech for China's 'Great Firewall'

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Re: China are evil

I agree with many of your sentiment but:

China labels people who express political views "terrorists", even if they've never held a gun or committed any act of terror - Same as a great many other countries including the US and UK. Set up a protest camp outside Parliament and you'll get a law passed just for you.

t has star-courts where evidence is heard in secret and the defendant has no right to hear the evidence.

Guantanamo Bay springs to mind (some would say the same about family courts in the UK)

There's no right to free speech, like there is in the UK. - No such thing in the UK

Go ahead, test in the UK if you don't believe me. Carry an ISIS or Nazi flag and set up a YouTube site saying I hate Jews, Gays and the mentally retarded and see how that goes.

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Kentucky spies stricken: Ban on web snaps of horror accidents mulled

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Re: That's not really what's happening

Schools ban parents taking photos of their own kids in a school play - but if the kid was lying dying in the road you could splash that photo across Facebook.

School - Private location - expectation of privacy

Road - Public location - no expectation of privacy.

Whether it is morally right or wrong is another question.

Today on the BBC I saw the photo of the actual Turkish explosion taken by a passer by. So is it illegal (under this law) as it was taken by a "non-professional" or legal as it being shown by the BBC?

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EE, O2, Giffgaff, BT Mobile customers cut off as mobile networks fail

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Re: Emergency Infrastructure

Go back, read article, comprehend.

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Re: Let me shed some light....

Nope, a business that runs a contact centre for paying business customers (that pay a lot of money for our services).

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Let me shed some light....

...as we pump out about several thousand calls an hour we spotted this becoming a major issue around 4pm.

Initially we suspected it was only EE, but not all, for example we could dial our personal ones around 9 in 10 times, but work ones would either come back with a standard busy (not fast busy) or have no response at all. As time went on the situation got worse and affected more and more.

Phoning EE, they stated there were no issues in our area, despite twitter being lit up with issues and their own status page saying issues.

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Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

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Re: MS has been GIVING W10 away

Linux has been given out for free for how long? I make it Win10's share on the desktop is a tad larger than Linux on the desktop.

Try again and yes I have a Linux web server and both Linux desktop and Win10 laptop, the difference between you and me? I'm not so blinkered I choose the wrong tools for the job.

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You're not alone...just not the vocal minority.

Even the Ex who doesn't grasp the difference between Windows and MS Office prefers it.

And yes she had Libre Office for 6 months and utterly hated it. Stuck a cheap copy of 2016 on and she's "happy" once again.

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Wanted man sends selfie to replace 'terrible' police mug shot

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Re: Popcorn time

1st thing I thought of, did he turn off GPS and location settings before taking the picture....Unless of course, the police haven't thought of checking it.

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BT puts new head on 10-year-old network arm Openreach

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Re: One time state Monopoly?

Especially as Openreach was never state owned.

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Samsung turns to smart home, wearables chips as mobile declines

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Mushroom

Welcome to your shitty future....

...where your £800 oven stops working because they can't be arsed to patch it to the latest version of software and it's no longer compatible with your new fridge.

IoT - products made by design students / loners with fuck all concept of reality.

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Your jingle to take into the weekend: QuickTime security fixes to apply

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Re: QuickTime security fixes to apply?

Wow how original.....checks, yes 3rd party apps can compromise Linux as well. Now go back under the bridge.

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Windows 10 phones are not dead yet. Acer, Alcatel OneTouch just made some new ones

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Re: It's not the phones that are dead .....

Going by your logic, why would anyone have Linux at home?

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Outfit throws fit, hits FitBit's hit kit with writ (Apple also involved)

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Well done....

..you patented this from 2008

http://m.eet.com/media/1107867/orsense.jpg

http://www.embedded.com/print/4192292

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Library web filtering removes info access for vulnerable, says shushing collective

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One researcher, known to Smith, was investigating female genital mutilation (FGM) but found that the sites they were attempting to access had been blocked as they contained sexual content. Smith told us:

And when a kid see a picture of a clitoris being cut off and close up images of the vagina...in a PUBLIC place, others will be the shouting their mouths off.

Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

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Google's SHA-1 snuff plan is catching up with Microsoft, Mozilla

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Hint everyone:

Get yourselves a copy of Chrome / Firefox Portable and keep it safe. Bailed me out a few times.

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Apple introduces new regime, hands more control to investors

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Greater power to oust directors and influence strategy

What could go wrong?...Is Carl Icahn a share holder? God help them if he is...

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Microsoft mandates browser-extension defence to malvertising

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Well

that'll be downloads.com's revenue source buggered then.

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Re: Does this mean...

I see you've finished school for the holidays then. Still only a few more years to go and you can leave permanently.

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IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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Meh

Wow I'm stunned....

..sharing your routes exposes where you live.

Publishing you birthdays, pets names and mothers details on Social media means many people can hack in to your accounts.

Telling your 97,000 "friends" that you are going away for two weeks and could someone pop round from time to time to check on it, may lead to an increased chance of it being broken into.

A little less attention whoring and you may be a little safer.

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Re: Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

The term above also implies that they share your traffic with 3rd parties involved in the filtering.

Yes they most likely use someone like Bluecoat that does all the content filtering, and that's exactly what they do. All traffic is directed to them for filtering then passed on, just like most other content filters. Unless you expect some back room bod, to add several thousand sites a week to the list (trust me Squid + Dans Guardian would be no fun to run on a scale that large).

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WTF?

Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

So you rather pay for the extortionate rates for the TV / Phone / movie services?

Ever had someone in hospital long term that involves a 3 hour round trip, and getting there is on the off chance they MAY be conscious during visiting hours, when you could Skype them? Yes it's "nice" to visit. but arranging childcare, often overnight, then getting them to school is a really PITA (and that presumes it's not one of your kids in there)

Or sat by their bedside for 12 hours, for the few times a day they are awake, with sod all else to do?

So what if it's filtered? It's not there for downloading torrents, watching porn, downloading ISO's of the latest Linux kernal or checking out how to make a bomb.

And yes, as for 2 networks, really it's not hard. One locked for Doctors etc, and the other open (even then device separation is not exactly hard).

And finally, if you don't like the T&C's, then don't fucking use it.

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Facebook hammers another nail into Flash's coffin

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The sooner everyone adopts HTML5 the better

That way we can make it harder for you to block annoying ads.

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Juniper 'fesses up to TWO attacks from 'unauthorised code'

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Re: What I find telling

Errr the same way any "bug" can be in software for years, if no one is looking, no one will find it. Just look at Windows and Linux for cases of this happening.

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