* Posts by theodore

2896 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?

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Can you re-write that with better grammar? I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say.

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Black and blue: The rise of the riotous Richard Pryor

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Nice piece, but seriously...

Why would you censor an article about Richard Pryor?

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Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks

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optionally

A Content Delivery Network.

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Re: CDNs don't play nice with HTTPS

I used to have that problem frequently, but lately (last couple of years) I've only seen this on one site, and it took them about 4 months from my report to their fix.

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Ins0mnia bug means malicious iOS apps WILL NEVER DIE

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Does it matter?

Except for my old Nokia phones (personal) and a Motorola StarTac (work), I've yet to have a cell phone outlive its contract.

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Verizon wants to smartify old cars

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It is air-gapped

That's what the cellular interface is for.

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Perhaps the AIpocalypse ISN'T imminent – if Google Translate is anything to go by, that is

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re: screams

That's OK, everyone laughs in English.

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Boffins unwrap honeybee black box recorder project

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FAIL

RF kills bees?

So putting a transmitter at the hive entrance is probably the best way to kill them all, right?

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BYOD? More like CYOD as companies still set the parameters

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I'm not pointing the finger at you

But aren't you and your fellow employees collectively 'your employer' that you don't trust?

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Using SQL techniques in NoSQL is OK, right? WRONG

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Re: Seems obvious.

JSON and XML are both fine on a 1G LAN. Over any restricted connection (delay/bandwidth) they're, by definition, inefficient.

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AshMad search outfit Trustify to El Reg: 'Trust us, we're the good guys'

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that's one way to verify valid email addresses...

I don't remember if I ever signed up at AshleyMadison. I don't remember doing that, but I don't care any more, either.

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Ashley Madison hack – Tory MP Green denies registering account

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Doesn't the other table have his address and credit card info?

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LA explosion knocks LogMeIn's British customers offline

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Room 641A

The explosion was in the wrong city.

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Re: So this begs the question

Or Chapstick?

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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What do you mean "I'm holding it wrong."?

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Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

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Re: Selling my details

Can you use the "right to be forgotten" law to get them to delete your information.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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I'm loathe to agree with the author

But I agree with Andrew.

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YouTube bloggers told to slap 'advert' stickers on their vid posts

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James Bond implies Aston Martin

I know he's driven a swimming Lotus and an flying AMC, but his car is an Aston Martin.

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Ashley Madison keeps calm, carries on after hackers expose lives of millions of its users

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Does Dr Chenxi Wang live in a glass house? I don't know, or care, of she's married, so I don't know of her husband's email address is on the list. but the blame for being identified as a user of AM should be primarily on the site's users, and secondarily on the hackers,

P.s.

Also, I wonder of either of the Clinton's are on the list.

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FCC: No, Dish, you're not a 'small business' so forget the $3bn price cut

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Re: Fine mayhaps?

Wait until AT&T owns them. Incidentally, do you think they'll bid against AT&T?

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Why do driverless car makers have this insatiable need for speed?

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Re: Descisions (auburnman)

"I can't see autocars collaborating as a team in this instance. "

I can. After the identify that the same jackass has stepped into traffic three days in a row, the cars will conspire to sandwich the fucker and make sure he loses the ability to walk into traffic.......

Of course, on the next page, is my comment about how beauttiful it will be to drive manually after all of the autocars (ha) learn to avoid me and get out of my way...hmm...maybe I'll just stick to playing with automatic doors.

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Re: Mandatory (Wilco)

"Therefore I'd expect that widespread adoption of this technology would lead to hundreds of people not dying, and thousands more not being injured."

How many of those survivors are rapists, murderers, alcoholics, drug abusers, and/or stupid?

How will we clean up the gene pool if they're no longer doing it themselves?

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... except the recreational driver,...

WRONG.

How wonderful it will be when every other car on the road is computer controlled? It will be perfect, I won't have to slow down any more because they'll automatically get out of my way, and after a few days, I'll have the quickest commute in the city.

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Colossus veteran flies a drone over Bletchley Park

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Mushroom

next time...

Fly a drone over southern England...and send the armed fighters to GCHQ.

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EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Re: Surprised the statement didn't end

Does El Reg subcontract to the same proofreaders?

"We asked EE want the policy was on this..."

What?

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Hackers exploiting wide-open Portmap to amp up DDoS attacks

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RPF is most of the answer

Isn't it?

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Japan's 'White Stork' soars heavenwards to ISS

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secondary usage

Is it feasable to use the returning missions to sweep parts of their orbit for debris? Even if they only capture one piece, I think it would be worth it.

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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Re: Suggestion: "Show me some ads"

But its so much fun. Haven't you ever listened to the 'pina-colada song'?

I don't actually hate ads, I hate distracting ads. You know, the kind that overlay, play audio/video, blink, scroll, etc. If an ad was a block of text (that didn't look like a circus poster), i wouldn't mind at all.

I don't watch much tv, and the tv I do watch contains cigarette breaks (the networks call them commercials) and bathroom breaks (the networks aslo call these commmercials) and food breaks (yes, still called commercials.) I don't typically drink beer, but Dos Equis' commercials are entertaining. I'm old enough to remember at least some Burma Shave signs, they were catchy and you knew how it was going to end as soon as you saw the first one, but you paid attention every 100 yards.

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not possible

Because this is being inserted after the packets leave your device and before then exit your provider's network.

Is there a maximum length for an http header? If so, you could stuff if full and their additional cookie would either be ignored, or break it.*

* I found this on stackoverflow:

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As vartec says above, the HTTP spec does not define a limit, however many servers do by default. This means, practically speaking, the lower limit is 8K. For most servers, this limit applies to the sum of the request line and ALL header fields (so keep your cookies short).

Apache 2.0, 2.2: 8K

nginx: 4K - 8K

IIS: varies by version, 8K - 16K

Tomcat: varies by version, 8K - 48K (?!)

It's worth noting that nginx uses the system page size by default, which is 4K on most systems

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So, if you know what you're doing, you can certainly screw with them, but the chances of it breaking things is probably rather high, and of course, 5k-17k packets are going to be fragmented every time.

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Re: Remember the storm of criticism about MS enable DoNotTrack by default?

When will they make it the default?

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Government embarks on futile mission to censor teen music vid viewing

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Re: Wow. Another chance for Geo-IP lookups to fail

Wasn't it a pushme-pullyou?

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Re: Teens and music videos?

So you can buy porn in the UK before you turn 18?

Here in the US (Georgia), the age to: buy cigarettes is 21; buy alcohol is 21; have sex is 16; buy porn is 18.

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Re: Won't somebody think of the parents???

You didn't read what the Baroness said:

"Movies in the cinema and music DVDs are age rated to inform the viewer and help parents to make informed choices..."

To me, this says that no theatre should be forced to prevent 12 year olds from watching 50 Shades of Grey, or from buying Grand Theft Auto IV.

Or did she mis-state something.

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Anti-botnet initiatives USELESS in sea of patch-hating pirates

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Re: This makes no sense!

You're excusing the masses for using unlicensed software? Why?

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Row rumbles on over figures in Oracle CSO’s anti-security rant

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Internally found and fixed bugs probably don't get added to the CVE database.

Whether that's right or wrong...

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'Marshmallow' picked as moniker for Android 6.0

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Well, it could have been worse....

Android 6 Marmite

Android 6 Meringue

Android 6 Mayonaise

I could keep going..

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VMware flings out preview of new web management interface

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can't you just log into the host and start your vcenter?

That's how I've had to do it in the past. I will claim the foresight of having an offline copy of my password database (encrypted, of course) so that I was actually /able/ to log into the host and restart the vcenter server via CLI. The other problem was, of course, that I then had to locate and start a domain controller in order for vcenter to be able to reach the hosts...needless to say, my planning since that night has been much more thorough.

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Windows 10 keeps Microsoft's odd desktop-as-a-service rules

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PC/Laptop OEMs would revolt

That's my take on it.

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

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Re: Learned behaviour

Mom? Noooo.

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Boffins nail 2FA with 'ambient sound' login for the lazy

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Why not send an audio SMS to your phone and require it you to play it within 2 minutes so the computer can validate it.

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Choc Factory patches zero day Google for Work hack hole

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See, it works

You give a company a deadline, and when that deadline passes, you expose their flaws...and then they'll issue a patch.

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

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Re: It's OK

If you're rich, you can afford to pay the toll and drive on an uncongested motorway. This also means that you can get a little more sleep because you don't have to get up quite so early. You will also spend less on fuel because you'll be getting better mileage, and your brakes will lasts longer, etc.

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Apple's AirDrop abused by 'cyber-flashing' London train perv

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Re: I think there is a page or two in Knuth on what a fucking stupid idea this is

But that wouldn't be nearly as fun.

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Re: moralism and the bubblewrap generation

Do you mean "on that train that just passed you in the other direction?"

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Holmes

Surprise fucking surprise...

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Police use RIFLE AND TASER to relieve man of iPhone case

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Re: I rather like the dry reporting..

"policing in the US *is* indeed a heck of a lot more dangerous do to gun ownership'

No, its a heck of a lot more dangerous because values, ethics, morality and education are too expensive.

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I like it!

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Huge explosion kills 44+ in China, blasts nearby supercomputer offline

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the shock wave at 0:28 seconds

ouch.

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Sex app Tinder in public meltdown – because a journo dared suggest it was, well, a sex app

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Re: 8 billion experiences

4 billion (or less)

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It's not just antivirus downloads that have export control screening

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Re: How do names get on these lists?

Or, better yet, the names of all Harvard students... I'm sure someone at MIT could come up with a way to do that. I think that would be funnier that a weather ballon on the 50-yard-line.

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